THE MIRROR OF ERISED

253 The Mirror of Erised

We’re all fond of magic, and the folklore associated with it. Well, some of us are – for the most part. A mystical energy possessing abilities not entirely unlikely of making dreams come true, or of taking care of our troubles, et cetera? I, for one, have always been fascinated with all kinds of fairy tales – especially the ones where magic is the solution. Aiding the fair youth as he or she sets upon an obstacle-ridden course excelling in their quest ultimately (locating a wishing-well somewhere deep in a legendary forest) or rousing a prince or princess from the most deepest sleep with a few drops of magical elixir dropped over their closed mouths. Do you know?

We’re older now, and magic does exist. Perhaps not in the ways that we imagined before, but oh, it is around. You don’t see it, you feel it. Sometimes the good kind, sometimes bad. But it’s the positive particles you believe in, and want desperately to feel. (I totally get that!) Do not stop believing, okay?

And as a little something-something, here’s a virtual, ornate hand mirror for you, inspired by the one from the Harry Potter series, The Mirror of Erised – for you to reflect upon every once in while when times are troubled and everything feels out of place. It not always is. You know that! So, harness all you’ve got to create your own kind of magic. Ooh, and it isn’t magic, unless it makes you smile. I know that better, now. Don’t be scared, okay?

P.S. Do you guys remember which fairy tale had an ornate hand mirror in their Disney animated movie counterpart? (-:

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

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PURE SHORES

252 Pure Shores

Aquarius, you are the water-bearer. You are the carrier of all that is magical and moody, passionate and pure. That is not to say that your surface does not become murky and polluted every once in a while, when troubled times come a-calling but lately you have been on a rather good streak. Following one’s heart is always recommended to those who are treading on a path seeking happiness – for only when you truly love, you can truly be.

The heart of the matter is to not wallow when you feel like you are sinking… And you will not! For now – you are more perceptive to your needs – for the first time ever. You are being kind to yourself. You are looking out for you. You are falling in love, unabashedly. And it’s taking you places you never imagined you would see, and teaching you all that there is to be. Aquarius, you are a creature of the ocean – you are spirited and still, all at once. The waters will waver, and the tides will turn; but it is only to remind you of what is to be learned. 

P.S. This post was inspired by the Woodstock Witch or Karishma Rajani, if you will; it was also my way of waxing poetic about the astrological sign I was born under. Ooh, and I hope this year brings you all the love and light you are attracting and radiating, Aquarius. :-)

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes