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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

☯ Lady in the Court of…

I’ve been promising this for years.

On my WebTree path, I celebrate the magick on both the Dark Moon and the Bright Moon. I do a three day thing starting on midnight on the day before and ending on midnight the day after.

But where did I come up with this?

It was a warm summer night and I was laying on my roof staring deep into the sky. One of the local cats was on the corner cleaning itself and hoping I would share some food.

I was thinking about the dualities present in Celtic myth and how there was a Holly King and an Oak King, who probably shared the same mother/lover. Things get a little complicated in the myths.

It dawned on me that the Moon demonstrated another duality. And then I flashed on an even older myth.

Inanna's Descent to the Underworld is one of the oldest written myths. It certainly influenced the later myth of Persephone. In the Inanna story, the god* passed through gates. At each gate, She had to leave Her raiment, Her jewels, and Her holy tools. Everything that symbolized and manifested Her power had to be left behind, until finally nude, Inanna entered the underworld unbound by anything.

This story is usually associated with the planet Venus. But golly gee whillikers, it works for the Moon as well.

In my mind I worked it out. Two Courts, one in shadow and one in stars.

Lady in the Court of Shadows. Like today.

Lady in the Court of Stars.

Before She enters one, She has to give up everything that marks or binds Her to the other.

Wow.

What a concept. And I could fee my patron Gods’ approval.

And now I’ve passed it on to you.


*These days I prefer not to use the word goddess. A god is a god is a god.

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