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Last week, I began the process of becoming more familiar with the Olympians using my Classical Mythology deck. My first draw was Artemis. I was to ponder embracing and learning from the untamed/ unconditioned parts of myself.

I have to admit, though I learned about Artemis, I just was not making that much of a connection. For one thing, Artemis is a virgin goddess. She is all about woman-power - a real feminist, if you will. She doesn't need some man hanging around! She can take care of herself, thank you very much! It is not much like me, I will say. I like guys hanging around! Also, if they want to take care of me - have at it! I am not much of a nature - nut, either. I guess, one thing I did think about was making more time to get outside, which I did on the one nice day we had during the past week! I even took my dog (think of Artemis!). It was very enjoyable, this quiet time with my animal friend just wandering in the sun. I will have to do this more! Maybe Artemis taught me to spend some time on my own, more than presenting a lesson on embracing my "wild side." You never know what the message will be...

This week I drew...
Ares (very interesting, since I have been struggling with my own rage!)
son of Zeus and Hera
attended by Deimos (Fear)and Phobos (Terror), as well as Eris (God of Manliness)
Aphrodite's lover (their offspring was Harmonia)
Symbols - armour, helmet, wolf, green woodpecker

God of War, raw, destructive energy...God of Rebellion. He punishes the violation of oaths. His brute force is restrained by the intelligent power of Heracles and the wisdom of Athena.

Look to Ares if you fight for your beliefs, are honest to a fault, are faithful and courageous (balanced energy). Unbalanced, his energy could lead to violence and a destructive temper, arrogance and willfulness. This can mean defensiveness and broken promises. I have to say, I evidence these things.

This week, I ponder the affirmation:
"I follow the path of my passion and sweep aside all obstacles." May I learn from the POSITIVE aspects of Ares!

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