Faery Friday: Uncovering Your Prima Materia with Losgunna


from The Faerie's Oracle by Brian Fround

 The Queen of Frogs is how I see this card. She seamlessly navigates the watery depths of emotions and the Earth/the physical life. Her bright, shining energy encourages both diving down into our darker puddles to swim and explore ( yes, even our slimy, warty things) as well as jumping off our comfortable perches into new areas to play and chirp.  

  Living in a subtropical climate, I am lucky enough to be constantly surrounded by frogs. I do mean surrounded. If I don't see a frog at least once a week in a weird spot or have one jump on me, it just isn't normal. They have several deeply spiritual and esoteric meanings for me. Therefore, when I see this card in a reading, it can also mean a couple of other things. I’ll explain-

 During the day, the frogs around our pool/green house hide in everything they can. 

Watering cans, flower pots, candles, lanterns, behind wall art, wind chimes, on the tiki bar. If they can fit, they hide from the hot sun there. 

They honor the temperature and seek out the cool dampness they need as creatures of a dual nature. I like this key for a balance reminder of honoring your emotional needs to your fiery “doing” nature. In contrast to the chaos behind her, she’s composed and has a steady, fixed focus.

She must have jumped off this morning in our backyard...
The toad is also a symbol within alchemy for the Prima Materia, or the primitive, formless base from which the alchemist will eventually work into the Philosopher's Stone. Heavy stuff. A quote to briefly describe what that meant in the natural philosophical sense from the Theatrum Chemicum, 1609 "They have compared the "prima materia" to everything, to male and female, to the hermaphroditic monster, to heaven and earth, to body and spirit, chaos, microcosm, and the confused mass; it contains in itself all colors and potentially all metals; there is nothing more wonderful in the world, for it begets itself, conceives itself, and gives birth to itself."   So, yeah. This might be a nudge to explore your damp hiding places and then see what alchemical stage you're ready to move into.

 Sometimes, if I’m not careful, I can disturb those hiding frogs or sometimes I get a surprise from a frog jumping on my head if I was too close to the hiding spot. Losgunna’s wings out position of ready-to-leap and this frog finding visual is an indicator of a little surprise or a startling delight. It can also mean go ahead and do it. If you’re ready to leap, you have all the support behind you you need. And don’t worry about stopping short. You have wings, Highness.

1 comment :

Cathy Smith said...

Happiness is something we reap from the seeds we sow. Plant misery seeds and that us what you reap.Jewela Garden

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