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huzzah! i get to start my birthday month thread! :

happy october everyone!

there were some good conversational openers at the end of the sept thread, if anyone wants to start them afresh for october's clean and cooler (for some of us) energy....

i also, since possibly most of you will read this first post, am going to throw out again the idea that we name our little circle... so that i can stop saying to dh "today, on the pagan thread...." it sounds so... cold.

anyhow, happy october, happy birthday october birthdays, and huge hugs and healing vibes to all in need.

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post #2 of 675
I love October, it's my favorite month. Dh and I will celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary this month. :

I'm going to try to keep up this month. LOL
post #3 of 675
Yay for October!!! My birthday is now in 11 days!!!

So I went to my ND yesterday because I have been having nipple discharge (sorry if TMI) basically if I squeeze my left breast I can get a little fluid. Well, she did a breast exam and because I have really cystic breasts and there is a HUGE history of breast cancer on the maternal side of my family, she wants me to have a mammogram. I wasn't expecting that one, I mean I am only 24. I thought I had a while before that. We drew some blood and are checking my prolactin levels just to make sure its not hormonal before the mammogram.

Hubby comes home for a visit end of next week. I am really looking forward to that. He's out of contact for the next 24 hours, so I have to distract myself as much as I can. I know I have about 2 hours taken up with drooling over Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man.
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Originally Posted by aweynsayl View Post
huzzah! i get to start my birthday month thread! :

happy october everyone!

there were some good conversational openers at the end of the sept thread, if anyone wants to start them afresh for october's clean and cooler (for some of us) energy....

i also, since possibly most of you will read this first post, am going to throw out again the idea that we name our little circle... so that i can stop saying to dh "today, on the pagan thread...." it sounds so... cold. :
I usually refer to this as my 'sister circle'

October is my hands down favorite time of the year. I love pulling in, coming together and slowing down. The colors invigerate me; golds, reds, deep browns and even grey skies... I love everything about it.

I would love to discuss the differences between pagans and the new age community. I think of pagans as the olde way and new age, well, is new. Of course I know New Age is actually ancient teachings as well. But the 'new' is the ability to embrace it openly. Mecca areas like Sedona have given New Age a much needed hand in opening our society's eyes to alternative faiths and beliefs systems.

When I was very young, I thought f you weren't a christian, you a catholic or jewish ("like Anne Frank" I would say) I eventually learned of Atheist but with that passage of knowledge came judgement.

I feel so free now. I think of that terrified little girl (I was) and so wish I could go and hold her... to assure her that love is everywhere and all paths are good paths. Forcing fear and judgement on a small child is so cruel.

After my walk in; I was so bare; so raw. I only knew, beyond a shadow of doubt that my spirit was new and it was not about to listen to what my previous soul had so eagerly embraced before. It was well over a year of painful exposure before I felt a connection with the Earth, Moon, and Sun.

I distinctly remeber the first time I ever saw a picture of Green Man. I was at a local pagan shop just browsing through books and I gasped. I placed my hand on the page and tears came to my eyes. I really had no idea what I was looking at; I had no memory of seeing Green Man before. If my eyes had seen him when I was a christian (before my walk-in) my mind had no memory of it. Perhaps, I had seen the image somewhere but l didn't acknowledge him because he was 'sin'. I really don't remember.

I know that the color green, the smell of smoke and the sound of water is a spiritual experience for me...

~ Blessed Be ~
post #5 of 675
: Happy October! Yippee!!!
post #6 of 675
Another anniversary- Dh and will have been married 8yrs on the 7th. Our wedding, while very Lutheran, was beautiful. I adore my dh, he gives me such strength and allows me to just be me. :

It rained cats and dogs today- I say this becuase the kids and I headed out to pick up craft supplies, it was pouring when we left. We came home as the rain ended and in our yard were two cats and one dog. They don't belong to us...I think they are the neighbors, but it was rather odd, the rain stopped and there they were.

I am getting very involoved in my UU RE program and have also agreed to host a Yule gathering at my house for the Women of Spirit group. While not specifically pagan, this group of women are so lovely, I am happy to host. Now, I have to plan it. From to food to crafts, readings etc...Ahhhh!
post #7 of 675
Happy October!
post #8 of 675
ha ha! joining you all early! i am so proud.
october is also one of my favorite months. i have severla others too. for me it sjust the smell in the air. its the leaves changing its everthing.
post #9 of 675
Happy October everyone!

And guess what happened while mdc was down? I GOT A SINK!!!!!!!!! Yes, yes, a real live working kitchen sink! I've been doing dishes in the shower for almost 9 months now and huzzah bounce bounce wiggle wiggle w00t I HAVE SINK!!!!!!!!

post #10 of 675
I was so not happy that mdc was down on the last day of my sale. :

Anyway, it's October, yet I've started thinking about winter.
post #11 of 675
I like October myself. I think we should call this circle Seasonal Sisters, as we're sharing a season of our lives (that being motherhood) and of course the seasons come up a lot. Just a random idea, though; I never gave the matter any thought before I read that post.

Quick update on my life: A lot of it sucks. I want to be happy. Bear's poop has devolved to the fantastic explosive yellow liquid he was having before (read: ubergross). He's running a low-grade fever now. Yay. Bella is wheezing like a bellows, but potty learning is going very well. She's so darling. BooBah is feeling better, if a bit groggy, and went to HeadStart this morning. BeanBean has actually been relatively human today, despite the fact that we have done almost no schoolwork today (had to go buy more sposies ). I want ice cream, beer, Starbucks, a massage, and something that would probably get me banned if I posted it here. : Sadly, I'm not going to get any of those things... and if Bear needs to be admitted, I won't be going to the Farm this weekend, where I could most assuredly obtain at least three of them with little/no effort. :

Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts....Hm. BeanBean is an eager, facile learner. BooBah is feeling better, and doesn't have a UTI-- her kidneys aren't failing (hugely good thing!). Bella is doing well using the potty, in another month I may only have one child in diapers. Bear is beautiful and loveable and sweet. People care about me and want me to be happy and successful; Not everyone thinks that I am evil. And, while I've only got the one, I *do* have a season of Stargate SG-1 on DVD that I can watch whenever I feel like it.
post #12 of 675
yay! it's October. I love this time of year. the weather is perfect. not too hot not too cold. i feel so invigorated. i have already gotten so much done around here. i dont really do spring cleaning. i do fall cleaning. it just seems like the right time to get rid of all the unwanted stuff. everybody will be crammed in this trailer all winter long... so i get rid of all the stuff that will cause problems. clutter, garbage, negativity, cobwebs, etc. about the 19th i am going to purify my house and sweep out all the negative energy. clear the air so to speak. that way when we are all clustered up in here, it will take longer to start getting grouchy.lol.

on another note.. i have been looking for a 2nd place to talk to pagans. does anyone have another site they go to that is just for pagan/witches etc?
post #13 of 675
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Originally Posted by brendon View Post
Another anniversary- Dh and will have been married 8yrs on the 7th. Our wedding, while very Lutheran, was beautiful. I adore my dh, he gives me such strength and allows me to just be me. :
Happy anniversary. Do you have anything special planned?



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Originally Posted by wombatclay View Post
Happy October everyone!

And guess what happened while mdc was down? I GOT A SINK!!!!!!!!! Yes, yes, a real live working kitchen sink! I've been doing dishes in the shower for almost 9 months now and huzzah bounce bounce wiggle wiggle w00t I HAVE SINK!!!!!!!!

Wow 9 months washing dishes in the shower..It must be amazing to have the sink.

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Originally Posted by eilonwy View Post
I like October myself.
Quick update on my life: A lot of it sucks. I want to be happy. Bear's poop has devolved to the fantastic explosive yellow liquid he was having before (read: ubergross). He's running a low-grade fever now. Yay. Bella is wheezing like a bellows, but potty learning is going very well. She's so darling. BooBah is feeling better, if a bit groggy, and went to HeadStart this morning. BeanBean has actually been relatively human today, despite the fact that we have done almost no schoolwork today (had to go buy more sposies ). I want ice cream, beer, Starbucks, a massage, and something that would probably get me banned if I posted it here. : Sadly, I'm not going to get any of those things... and if Bear needs to be admitted, I won't be going to the Farm this weekend, where I could most assuredly obtain at least three of them with little/no effort. :

Think happy thoughts, think happy thoughts....Hm. BeanBean is an eager, facile learner. BooBah is feeling better, and doesn't have a UTI-- her kidneys aren't failing (hugely good thing!). Bella is doing well using the potty, in another month I may only have one child in diapers. Bear is beautiful and loveable and sweet. People care about me and want me to be happy and successful; Not everyone thinks that I am evil. And, while I've only got the one, I *do* have a season of Stargate SG-1 on DVD that I can watch whenever I feel like it.
I hope your little ones get better soon.
post #14 of 675
I love October too!! These next 3 months are my favorite.
post #15 of 675
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on another note.. i have been looking for a 2nd place to talk to pagans. does anyone have another site they go to that is just for pagan/witches etc?
I wish I did. If you find one please let me know.
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I wish I did. If you find one please let me know.
the only one i found so far is http://www.witchway.net/forum.html
called the inner sanctum. not sure what i think yet but it seems ok.
post #17 of 675
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Originally Posted by LionessMom View Post

on another note.. i have been looking for a 2nd place to talk to pagans. does anyone have another site they go to that is just for pagan/witches etc?
Yep, but it's for local pagans.

There's also an online group for members of Pagan Federation International.
post #18 of 675
Happy October!!

I love October, even just the changing of the months is almost tangible. I can definitely feel the difference from yesterday, which was my mom's 50th birthday! :

Something I haven't shared: Last month my grandfather was diagnosed with bladder cancer. They believe it has been growing for years but he just recently went to get it checked out. Last week the doctors removed a soft ball sized tumor but they didn't get everything. Today he goes in to see the results of the biopsy. If it's as bad as they think, they will stop treatment. :

Okay now that I've gone all depressing, I just hope I can keep up with this thread better then I did last months.
post #19 of 675
Oh and I'm a lurker on The Cauldron. I like it.
post #20 of 675
I haven't been there in a while, but mysticwicks is a pagan site that has conversation on just about everything. Literally. It's a bit quirky, but fun.
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