Yesterday, I shared the visit of three Poor Wills who chose my sacred circle as a safe place to sleep. You can read that post HERE.
Today, I’ve experienced the meaning and synchronicity of the number three. For months now, I’ve pondered the significance of following a goddess. I couldn’t choose one, and I’ve read that the goddess will choose you. So, I waited and wondered.
After my encounter yesterday, I spent some time reading. I visited the Witch of Lupine Hollow where I took a test that said I was a warrior witch, based on my astrological sign. Great information but I wasn’t sure how that fit into my path. TAKE the quiz! Click HERE.
For whatever reason, I found myself at a website about Celtic gods and goddesses. This time I couldn’t deny that I was drawn to the Morrigan because of her association with birds, especially crows and ravens. Everyone who knows me knows that birds seem to cross my path frequently.
Known as the “triple” goddess, the Morrigan is the dark moon goddess of battle, fertility, and death. This phantom goddess was a powerful magician and moon goddess. Myths describe her as shape-shifting into a crow or raven who would fly above the warriors in battle.
At the time, I didn’t make the connection between the Morrigan, the crows, and my association as an astrological warrior witch.
My neighbor follows the pagan path and we’ve had some great discussions. We walk her dogs together each morning and today was no exception! I told her about the synchronicity of the three birds on the 30th of October and how I thought the Morrigan had chosen me. She smiled, but remained quiet.
About then, a hawk flew into the trees near to where we were walking. When you see a hawk that close up, it is a wondrous thing. Hawk’s message is to open up your awareness and to look at the whole picture. I would understand this message much later.
Hours later, my friend and I exchanged Samhain gifts. I made chocolate cupcakes and brought her a Halloween candle to add to her collection. She handed me a gift wrapped in tissue paper.
Inside, I found a handmade figure of the Morrigan made by an English witch in the U.K. Her shop on Etsy is called Positively Pagan.
Above her head, she holds a crow feather that the artist gathered from the woods near her home this summer. Below the feather, hangs a crescent/waning moon.
It was then the synchronicity of the events of the last couple of days hit me. Tears fell. I now understood that I was to honor the Morrigan. I had been chosen!
This message coming to me on Samhain feels even more significant. I told you the number three was good luck! Never doubt the signs around you. If you look and listen, your path will unfold before you!
Tonight, I will honor my ancestors and the Morrigan on this blessed Samhain.
Prayer to the Morrigan for Blessing
Morrigan, battle Queen,
Give me the gift of relentlessness
That I might turn and turn and return
Let my will be like
An eel, a wolf, a hornless heifer,
An old woman seeking blessing
To turn my enemies' blows to healing
May I be strong in serving my purpose
Sharp as a blade's edge
Wise as the crow who sees
The entire battlefield from above
Bless me, Queen of Phantoms,
With all these qualities
In your name and in your service
©2013 Morgan Daimler