Today is the 15th of March, or the Ides of March. This is the day, in 44 B.C.E., that Julius Caesar, in real time and in the play, was murdered. In Roman times every month had an Ides. Originally, it was to mark the Full Moon, but soon it didn’t. In the Roman calendar the 15th day of March, May, July, and October were considered the Ides. All the rest of the months, the Ides fell on the 13th of the month. The Ides of March were significant because this was the day all debts were to be settled. I guess the IRS just gave us an extension to April 15th to settle our debts.
On Sunday, we will be celebrating ‘the wearing of the green’ – St. Patrick’s Day! Silante! And Monday, March 18th will be St. Joseph’s Day, my Grandfather Joe’s birthday. It is also the first day of the Celtic Tree month, Alder. The wood of the Alder does not split when nailed and it is water resistant. It has been used for the pilings of many buildings. What makes it so interesting to me is that this is the time of year when we begin to build on the dreams we have incubating since January. We need strong pilings on which to build them. As Alder also changes color when it is cut from yellow to orange to red, it shows us that we too can be flexible and change while we are building our dreams. It is ok to change, to tweak, to adjust our dreams as we live them.
Today I will be living the dream at Creative Energy, the PURPLE store, located at 780 W. New Haven Ave, aka Hwy 193, in Melbourne, from noon until 5 pm. Readings are only $30 for 30 minutes. The PURPLE peeps, Pamela, Vance, Aimee, and Alyssa are all building their dreams and living life to the fullest while doing so. They are available to help you begin to build your dream by explaining crystal grids, stones, and other energy tools to help you accomplish what you desire,
The Jewish celebration of Purim begins at sundown on Wednesday, March 20th. It is a celebration of the rescue of the Jews from the Persian, Haman (Spit on the ground!), in the fourth century B.C.E. You can read all about it in the Book of Esther in the Bible.
I’m off to begin another weekend. May all your celebrations in this coming week be joyous and full of fun and love! Later! Ciao!