Friday, January 28, 2011

Pagan Meme: Who's That Witch?


Found this meme over at Sabine’s Path! and thought it was interesting.
Thanks Sabine for sharing and graciously allowing me to share!

B A S I C S

Do you have a magical/Pagan name?
Yes… Jovanna -- but I have never formally used it and honestly feel a bit *weird* about it – BUT I love what it means and represents. Does that make ANY sense?
What does it mean?
Depends on what you read or whom you ask – Some (okay a lot) of things I have read say that it means *majestic* -- which I do happen to love. But I also know it is the female version of Giovanni which means *Father to the sky* so I determined Jovanna to mean the opposite; *Mother to the sky*. Ironically enough – I AM Mother to the sky – Skylar that is! So for me – Jovanna means *Mother to the sky*!
How did you find Paganism?
I firmly believe Paganism found me!
How long have you been practicing?
*Officially* practicing since September 2010 but Pagan at heart for longer than I can recount…
Solitary or group practitioner?
Mostly solitary – but I do attend the occasional ritual with some like-minded friends.
What is your path?
I am without a doubt an eclectic witch!
Are you out of the broom closet?
Yes!

D E I T Y

Who is your patron God?
I am not sure… still waiting for that specific connection.
Who is your patron Goddess?
The Mother Goddess – I feel a strong connection to Yemaya.
What Gods do you worship?
I cannot say I *worship* any…
Do you fear darkly aspected Gods/Goddess, or rather respect them?
I am not afraid of the dark -- rather find it comforting in a weird way.
Do you worship the Christian God?
No, but I respect the belief in him and those who do.
Do you ever worship animals?
Nope.
Or plants?
Nope.

N A T U R E

Do you regularly commune with nature?
YES, love nature and being outdoors – but not nearly enough since Rhode Island decided to become the icy tundra.
Ever walked barefoot in the woods?
Indeed – one of life’s little pleasures!
Taken a camping trip just to talk to nature?
Well no, not a trip JUST to talk to nature.
Describe the moment you felt closest to Mother Earth?
I feel closest any time I am at the beach or in the ocean – I have ALWAYS had a connection to the water!
Do you have a familiar?
Nope.
Have you ever called upon the powers of an animal in ritual?
No
Or a plant?
No
Do you hug trees?
Nope.
Give them gifts?
No, but I should!
What is your favorite flower to work with?
I love lavender and have recently started working with hydrangea’s which happen to be my personal favorite flower.
What is your favorite tree to work with?
I haven’t worked with any trees as of yet – but I would like to!

W H E E L . O F . T H E . Y E A R

What is your favorite holiday?
Samhain & Yule
What is your least favorite holiday?
Ummm… I love all holidays!
Have you ever held a ritual on a holiday?
Yes!
Ever taken a day off work to celebrate a Pagan holiday?
No
Do you celebrate Yule on the 21 rather than the 25?
I happily celebrate both days.
Have you ever felt the veil thin?
No
Ever danced the Maypole?
No.
Know what the Maypole symbolizes?
To borrow from a previous poster, who borrowed from a previous poster: "Phallic symbol! Phallic symbol!" (Absolutely classic and my first thought every time the whole Maypole discussion arises!)
How do you usually celebrate the Pagan holidays?
Prayer, offering, rituals, blessings, reflection, and CELEBRATION!!!


D I V I N A T I O N

Do you use Tarot?

YES! I am very rusty but hoping to learn more about them via a class very soon!
Do you use runes?
No, but I would love to learn about them more
Do you use a pendulum?
I have but do not currently own one.
Do you use dowsing rods?
No.
Do you use astrology?
YES!
Any other form of divination?
My own intuition and I have dabbled with mirrors.

S P E L L S

What was the first spell you did?
A simple wish spell.
What was the latest?
A prosperity spell.
Ever done a love spell?
No – I am currently engaged to my soul mate!
A job spell?
YES!!!
A healing spell?
Yes.
What was the most powerful spell you’ve ever performed?
The prosperity & job spell – the manifestations were amazing!
What deities do you usually call on?
Always Yemaya -- Oshun, Brigid, Sophia, Artemis

C R Y P T O Z O O L O G Y

Do you believe in Vampires?
I believe they are visually and sexually appealing and fun to fantasize about!
Werewolves?
No
Shapeshifters?
Nope.
Elves?
No, but we often have cookies, chips, and other various snack items go unexplainably missing in my house – and NO ONE takes responsibility – we MUST have kitchen elves!
Faeries?
Nope… but my daughter often dresses as one!
Dragons?
Nope.
Nymphs?
No.
Sprites?
Nope.
Mermaids?
I have to say yes – simply because I love mermaids so very much and once again have a connection to them. Every time I see a mermaid I instantly think of my daughter -- so that makes them real and believable to me. Plus Yemaya is often portrayed as a mermaid – so the connection comes full circle once again!
Satyrs?
Nope.
Ever “seen” any of the above?
Nope, sadly!
Ever talked to any of the above?
No.
Ever used any of the above in magic?
No… but I often use things associated with mermaids.
Do you have one of them as a personal guardian?
Yes and no – back to the mermaid/Yemaya connection.

R A N D O M

Do you see a rabbit, a man or a woman in the moon?
I see valleys, hills, craters, and beauty!
Own a cat?
Not at the moment, but I have owned many since I can remember. Sadly my DF is not a *cat person* but my daughter and I are working on him…
When you meditate, what does your happy place look like?
Crystal blue water, warm ocean breeze, crystal white beach, palm trees, the smell of coconut, me barely clothed and the sun basking on every inch of me! HAPPY. HAPPY .HAPPY!!!!
Do you work with Chakras?
No, but I am really anxious to learn!
Do you believe in past lives?
Indeed!
If so, describe a few briefly:
Sadly I cannot – but I have ALWAYS, for as long as I can remember, felt a connection to the 1940s…
Do you believe in soul mates?
Absolutely – and I believe we have MANY! They are the people we love and cherish the most in every life.
Do you have a spirit guide?
YES!!!
Is it always love and light?
More than not and that is ALL that matters!

3 comments:

  1. Wow! That was some meme, Cyn. Thanks for sharing it and all that information about you, too.

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  2. Fun! This is a great meme - I learn so much about people this way!

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  3. It was fun to do! Thanks gals!

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