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Author Topic: Needing help with a vision  (Read 2691 times)
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« Reply #2: March 14, 2011, 07:47:58 pm »

This was a little while ago, have you had more clarity on this? A couple of thoughts -- one is, that I had decided to honor Airmid, and sometimes the name Aveta would pop into my head, and I'd want to correct myself. "Oh, sorry, I meant Airmid!" Now that I realize I'm to be honoring Aveta too, that name-confusion has been a non-issue. I think that sometimes we do just bungle names, even of dearly loved ones that we know deeply. I've gotten my kids' names confused in speaking, and I'm in no confusion about WHO they ARE. So sometimes it's just human foible. Other times, it's because part of us received (or perceived) a message before the thinking part did.

I don't have any intimate knowledge of Sequana or Sirona, to know if a deer is a common association, but it seems that the vision's message is fairly straightforward. Before, you weren't ready/able or weren't willing to follow this goddess - for whatever reason. You were stopped, either by yourself or by Her. In the second vision, either because you became receptive or because she chose that moment, you were able to follow Her. Right?

It could be that it is Sirona, but that you have yet to get to know Her depths, so she feels like you know her, but don't. It can also be that it isn't Sirona, but another goddess, and that she is pulling you a little closer.

The river makes me think of Sequana, but there are MANY river associations. The image you have of the goddess sounds to me like how Sirona would appear. My kids need me at the moment so I'll finish later!! 

Hey, thanks for answering!

And you're right, I think, in a way.  I think it was Sirona... I tend to get more "vision" type things from her... not very often at all, but when I do it's just... BLAM. There. And won't go away.  So, Sirona is a river goddess, as well.  I did do some research on other goddesses associated with white or stars or deer, but here's what I found:

Deer tend to appear to heroes/regular folk/whomever in Celtic mythology right at a period of oncoming change. Great, huge change.  And I think there are two things it could have applied to... first off, becoming more connected to Deity (I still need more work with this), and a change in my art;  not only did I get a great reception at my first art show, I am gearing up for selling things at Pagan Pride Day.  My art's just... exploding within me... ALL of my creativity is exploding within me. It might not last long, I don't know, but I hope it will.  If it does, I will be much closer to being able to sustain myself with art (I sold a painting for quite a sizable amount of mone)... not to mention the fact that I'm really figuring out what I want to do with it.

Sirona's a fertility goddess all about renewal and change, and I think that encompasses creative processes.

So! I think that she was telling me to honor her more often... and that this art thing was going to start happening.



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