Stag do’s seem to go back to the Spartans , in the 5 century? Spartan’s afraid to get married?
Spartans! this challenge of taking on a bride is no ordinary scuffle in the arena. You will never win –
Mwahahahaha – from the evil bride(lurking in the back ground) from some obscure adults only pantomime
Henry the 8 th was partial to oh I don’t know -say roughly 8 stag do’s in his time.
I look at him with a fresh perspective, he was just a wild party animal who didn’t know when to retire and let the young ones pick up the party where he left off.
I could get really rude here and suggest an innuendo of a she be a heading stag do?
I think. I would rather not go into that too much. Daisy has a filthy mind.
Okay so on to Hen do’s?
There is some research – it’s on Google 😀 that says that the word ‘hen’ way back could refer to any type of bird.
Us “chicks” have been associated with augury -divination by birds since Greek times. So,quite rightly, our Grooms- to -be would need to get together with there fellow stags to have a few beverages. If only to help prop the poor groom to be on the day or give him a few pointers on how to win an argument with his bride. Good luck with that one…
In the East henna is believed to have properties to purify us sinful brides and I quote
“…. and hold her risk free from the evil eye”
The evil eye, hey?
Ah of course us ladies,over the centuries, have honed in our ability on how to make sure the recipient of our evil eye – men- make them feel the wrath of their inability to bring back the right colour box of tampons.
Are we that bad?
The research on these stag/hen do’s are rather hazy – maybe that is the point. I mean I thought there would be tons of information on how and when the stag and hen do originated but not much is coming up. Only suggestions.
What am I doing for my hen night?
And my beloved stag,
Well, it started with rock climbing- the only reason was so my hubby-to -be could laugh at his supposedly unfit friends – He is a cruel bastard isn’t he? 😉
He out right refused paint balling. He doesn’t want to look all bruised on the day. This coming from the same mouth who had to be dragged into a shop and forced into a suit on by his Best man along with the help of the best man’s wife!
The mind boggles….
Then it changed to a RPG night a the pub with a Ghost busters theme!? That one went straight over my head.
Last time I checked it could be a toss up of bowling and a “historic” pub crawl. The difference is (according to my partner )a normal pub crawl is going from one bar to the next and consuming as much alcohol as possible and a historic pub crawl is visiting pubs with history and admiring the decor,as you do.
A STAG DO WITH HISTORIC PURPOSE
Interpret that as you may. My partner doesn’t drink alcohol but hey? It’s his stag do.
His theory in the ‘historic’ pub crawl is not focused on the drinking but on the pubs themselves and his other stags company.
And I thought is was us ladies who changed our mind as and when.
I’m sure him and his besties will have an epic time. I intend to 😀
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One of my favourite mantra’s/ quotes is:
“‘Every cloud,’ says the proverb, ‘has a silver lining,’ and so I did not despair.‘”
So of course I was going to get around to researching the symbolism of this mantra.
The moon basked in silvery light is a message of hope – in darkness there are shades of light -no matter how subtle. We only need a small flicker of light to switch on our hope.
Hope is pretty much how we carry on living in this world of ours. No hope = mere existence. Death even.
It is also a symbol of strength. We often need to summon up great strength from within to grasp onto the concept that hope is a choice.
THESE DAISY’S NEVER GAVE UP BREATHING
This is symbolic of a subtle strength. The message here is that we ourselves can be flexible enough to be molded into something better – but strong enough to keep our core integrity in tact.
What is really interesting to me is where the saying,
‘Always look for the silver lining.’ came from?
Some one once told me that if I can imagine a storm cloud clearing , soemtimes the rays from the sun shine behind the cloud like a lamp and can give the cloud an appearance that there is a sliver lining around it., this is where the ‘silver lining’ term came from ,
So, the idea for this phrase is that when things are looking dreary, there’s always a brighter side; the comparison looks to be drawn from how dark clouds have a brighter side to them: their ‘silver linings.’
This saying was huge in ‘ the great depression’ era. Tons of upbeat songs were written about it. This says a lot about humans capacity to never give up hope, even when the world seems on the brink of an apocalypse.
I read so many things about how humans how humans have lost their humanity but the silver lining in this post and it’s message is clear:
If we can still hang on to some shred of hope that there is a chance that humanity can still be awakened in even the hardest iron clad of hearts. HUMANITY AND OUR WORLD HAS CHANCE
I shall let the lovely Judy Garland help you to ‘look for the silver lining’ today
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After last nights melt down of a post, I finally managed to fall asleep. Thank you moon. The moon is often associated with our intuition,sleep and dreams. It is also connected with unconscious wishes. It’s the feminine to the masculine sun.
It is an new day – a new a dawn – a new life’ Nina Simone.
So today I want to focus on symbols connected to out emotions and instinct.
Yes, I had a shit day yesterday. The beauty of life is: just like the moon will always make it’s appearance so shall the sun. Until the Apocalypse of course. 😀 I’m not suggesting that men equal happiness (sunshine) . Some do but so do women. :D. That’s my equality awareness comment out of the way.
Some see the moon as representing the soul. The moon has so much power over us. It controls the rain, the oceans tides, all four seasons.
There are 8 phases in the Lunar or moon cycle , we are currently in the third quarter of the moons phase. This is meant to be a time for letting go and to forgive. Time to clear the cobwebs from the mind ,tidy up and surrender to my emotions .
I understand now why my feelings have been jumping all over the place. It is interesting how I chose last night to share the post where I felt like I was going ‘mad’. My brain was feeling pressurised. I felt burdened. I felt like I had a myriad of thoughts stuck in the vortex of my mind and not enough resources to process them. The paper of my printed thoughts was jammed and the switch to turn it off was broken.
I need to get my shit together. Time to buy some new ink.The new moon is on it’s way and this will be a time for a fresh start. So no point ruminating over things I can’t change. I am already thinking about the things I need to do, what jobs I need to start. Training courses I need to prioritize. I need to shake out the dust of any excess useless energy leftovers. Only then I can move forward with confidence and make March a month where I achieve what I want to achieve. To use the moons power to aid me instead of being merely governed by it.
Last Quarter MoonNow is the time to let go, release, and forgive anything and everyone that you may feel has hurt you in any way. It is a time of emptying self and allowing the universe to take over or whomever you trust in your faith. It is out of your hands and no more action is needed from you.http://www.astrologizing.net/lunarcycle.html
Maybe I am scared of things being ‘taken out of my hands’ . I want to push forward but the natural cycle and rhythm of nature is compelling me to take no action . To rest, to find peace.
Something I struggle with a lot. I’ve never looked at my struggles in the context of symbolism before. It makes sense why I am exhausted and all over the place emotionally. Natures message is clear:
I need to prepare for the new moon and what I want to achieve.
Balsamic Moon Peace. This is the time to surrender, rest, and recuperate. No more thinking, planning, getting in your own way, or action of any kind; just peace. As the Moon slowly enters “the dark of the Moon,” we allow our visual minds to become dark, too, and still. Peace
I’m sure a few of you have heard the connection of our monthlies with the moon. Many moons ago women would retreat into their homes and take a kind of sabbatical. Doors closed with a huge -‘DO NOT DISTURB’ sign hanging on the door knob. What a perfect time to tell people what is really on your mind and then we can blame it on the natural cycle of the moon. We can call it ‘Monthly madness truths’- what a great therapy technique, ne ce pas?
This is really interesting and a bit gross too but we are all adults? I started my monthlies yesterday so I am getting rid of physical and metaphorical debris. By the time the new moon arrives. I will once again have my fertility powers restored. I can create new life– again metaphorically or physical I wish Science would give Astrology more credit.
So what can message can we take away with us? Well,I have discovered from this post that I need to be more aware I am of my surroundings, what is happening not only within me but to also look and be more aware of what is going on outside of me. This knowledge can help guide me to focus and get the maximum results out of my life.
We never stop learning
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