What they want, they get

Confession time:

Our front room, second living space, dubbed “the library” because that was my childhood goal…

Our front room is the last room with boxes, and much of the boxes are stuff that needs to make it’s way to the crafting space upstairs, which is also a chaotic moving clusterfuck.

I lost my patience for getting to the library eventually and cleared the space out myself Friday.

Ahh…much better!

Ok, background for the next part…

A few times, I have put some of my alter totems into a cabinet as things were being cleaned, or as certain rituals were being conducted and during which the presence of other deities would have been distracting both visually and spiritually. There was a point when Tyr, Odin, Loki, and Heimdall were in the cabinet for two weeks. They were not happy. Odin was pissed. When I did the Full 13 moon, everyone but Frigg was cabinetted. Frigg has never been cabinetted.

Last week, two more pieces have arrived, in the form of Ullr and Eir.

(Some people collect mugs, I collect gods 🤷😊)

The altar is getting crowded. I have shelves which will [eventually] be hung and some of the totems will move there.

During meditation yesterday, Odin made it clear he does not want to be in my bedroom. He wants to live in the library.

Heimdall wants to be on the front table, by the door.

Eir wants to be able to see the kitchen. Respectfully, she doesn’t want to be in the kitchen, likely because that is already space dedicated to Frigg, but she wants to be close.

Tyr wants to be close to the dogs, and it feels weird moving him away from Loki. Like, he keeps Loki in check. Loki doesn’t want to be on my altar, but also hasn’t specified a space where he will land. I like him sandwiched between Thor and Tyr where he is presently.

Hubby has been on board with everything else so far, why not to having Gods move in around the house. He took to them having new homes around the house really well.

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Asatru Day

A few weeks ago, I learned that today is Asatru day from @bjorni_viking on Instagram. 

I wasn’t sure how to react to it, if I should do anything at all. I had a few reservations. 

First, I’m not Asatru, never will claim to be Asatru. Yet, I am and claim to be Heathen. I work with the same Aesir God’s. So perhaps I should note this day as a day to them. 

Second, when I went to find more information, a simple Google search yeilded nothing. 

Third, the reason given for the date is sorta arbitrary. Which is fine. At some point in history, January 15th held no significance. Now it’s a day of service in honor of MLK. No reason why a grassroots movement can’t pick a date and make it into something

9/9 was chosen because of the 9 days Odin hung from the tree, because of the 9 world’s, because of the 9 points of the Valknut. 

I held Asatru Day in my own Witch way. 

I wore my Samhain dress, which I bought specifically for Samhain last year and helps me feel both witchy and sexy. 

I hung my garland and put out a few other fall but not Halloween decorations, as well as almost all of my witch decor. 

I splurged at Michaels and got some new spooky decor…which can also be used when I do my unit on a certain Baltimore-based American author. 

Bowl and candle stick still packed away

I also found for a steal and hung as devotional to Frigg some keys. Im going to make something from wool to go with it, just haven’t found the right piece yet. 

Happy Asatru Day! May the Aesir and Vanir bless your kith and kin, hearth and home.