Hod:
For me, Hod looked like a warm, wood-paneled library. I tried to talk to the 2-headed snake I saw lingering in the stacks, but he grinned at me and shook his heads. The temple of Hod was an eight-sided sanctum with all the books and references I'd ever want - I knew they were mine. Hermes, Odin, and Loki were there, as well as Raphael. I tried to talk to Odin, but he didn't say anything. So, I browsed the shelves, but nothing caught my fancy. I noticed that I couldn't read the books, but I didn't feel that was a hindrance to understanding them. I finally talked to Raphael and apologized for my arrogance and preconceptions of Knowing A Lot about the realm of Hod - I knew I possessed them, and had been trying to avoid them, but it felt like I hadn't been doing a good job of it. Raphael said it's true...I do know what words can do. I know they can show truth, or hide it. I know they shape reality. I know logic is good, but can be misleading. I know words are true as gold and slippery as fish. He told me not to worry - This is one of the places I Know. Not, perhaps, a place I do a lot of Work (outside school, of course), but a place I Know. Right before I left, Odin gave me a gold coin - a "little extra light for the dark places", and kissed me and called me daughter. Raphael touched my third eye, and blessed me. I gave them words, song of my soul...and then I left.
What do I need to know about the actions I have taken/should take in my job search?
 
9s
Empress                                     2p
Fool
Kt. of W***                                      2s*
Justice**
Clarifiers:
*Kt of C, World, 2c
** 4s, 5s, Hanged Man
*** 3s, 10s, Kg of S

NB: This was with the Mythic Tarot deck, so Fool = Dionysus, Justice = Athena, Kt. of W = Bellarophen, Empress = Demeter, Kt. of C = Perseus, World = Ourouborous, Hanged Man = Prometheus, and Kg of S = Odysseus.

So. I'm just starting on this Job Thing, all fresh-faced and haphazard (Fool). I'm worried as hell by the whole situation (9s). Things are shifting, I feel very insecure financially. I'm trying to find money/source of income, but it's eluding me (2p). I feel pulled, torn in this process (2s) by Hades (Kt of C), who looms very, very large in my life (World), and that relationship (2c) is not making this process easier because my mental energy is torn between job searching and relationship maintenance. What should happen, what makes Sense (Justice) is for me to Calm the Fuck Down (4s), accept that jobs are in short supply - and perhaps accept that I'm not qualified for an administrative job? (5s) - and hang watchfully till the course emerges (Hanged Man). When the course emerges (and/or I accept it as a Viable Possibility), I must pursue valiantly, audaciously, passionately (Kt of W). This may feel like a betrayal of something...may go against reason or Good Sense (3s), but this is the Worst Things can Get, and the night is breaking (10s). The worries will stop. My mind will quiet, and I will be intellectually sound and fulfilled - and victorious in gaining employment (Kg of S). And I will Go Forth and work productively, being happy, being fulfilled, being prosperous (Empress).
So, yeah. I don't like being told to Wait. But that's what I'm hearing. Times are hard, but the right thing is out there. And the Erinyes won't Get You. Go after the Shiny with all yr heart, even if it doesn't make Sense, but don't fret about letting some of the more Sensible and Dull jobs slide. Hades sustains and troubles you. This is just a fact, so deal with it and take it into consideration when planning and dealing with yourself. And most importantly - All Shall Be Well, and All Shall Be Well, and All Manner of Thing Shall Be Well, Bitches.

Praise Her from whom all blessings flow!
Praise Her all creatures here below!
Praise Her all the fair fae host!
Praise Her whom we revere the most!


( Jun. 17th, 2009 01:47 pm)
As unpaid, informalish Clergy, I...
  • help lead rituals for full moons and pagany holidays - on about an every-other-month basis.
  • publicize and help organize all public rituals performed by my Circle, every month. Sending out emails, collecting information, sharing directions...etc.
  • sometimes do a little divination for people who ask. Mostly Tarot.
  • pray.
  • prod my comfort zones as a leader/facilitator of worship/rituals.
  • provide informal counsel for friends.
  • try to help build and connect community.
If I were Clergy, for a living (or part of my living), I would also ideally...
  • perform Transition rituals like: handfastings, weddings, passings, separations, menarche rituals, coming-of-age rituals, namings, coming-into-sexuality rituals, home blessings, etc. These would not only be for pagans...but for anyone who likes my style, wants something outside the Church, UU, or strictly Wiccan-y traditions. Agnostics (and respectful/symbol-oriented atheists) welcome.
  • be known as a trusted source for divination and/or counsel, and perform those functions on a relatively regular basis.
  • conduct/facilitate monthly community rituals - full moons for prosperity and celebration and gratitude and/or dark moons for dealing with Needs and release. Agnostics (and respectful/symbol-oriented atheists) welcome.
  • accept gifts, trade of services, donations (monetary and otherwise), etc. to help me be able to devote so much Time to ClergyWork.
  • **learn more about pastoralish counseling so's I can do pre-nuptial, grief, and other sorts with confidence and a clear conscience.
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