It is interesting. After our Samhain ritual some of the women were talking about their astrological signs and that made me think about mine. I was telling my husband that I really didn't think that it was right, but then he started pointing out instances when it was. I am a Virgo, the perfectionist, or so I read. I have never seen myself as a perfectionist. My house is messy and I always procrastinate. Then I thought about it, my house is messy because I know if I clean it I have to clean EVERYTHING. It takes hours and I feel as if I have failed if it is not all done just right. I think I procrastinate because I get anxious about projects and how much work needs to go into them to make them just right. Now when I look at it I see that I am a perfectionist that is scared to try because things might not turn out just right. I also think my anxiety with always being 15 minutes early falls under this category as well. Maybe when the money is more on my side I will get a professional reading done and learn more about myself.
I thought I would share that little tidbit, a new look inside my head I guess. I also made a pentacle for my altar at home. It is makeshift, like my other tools, made out of cardboard and string. I made a cardboard ring and wrapped green embroidery thread around it and then braided a few more pieces of the thread together and laced them around the ring to make the five-pointed star. It actually looks nice. Nothing fancy, but what is lately? I also started using a large piece of "remnant" fabric, that I have had for a while, as my altar cloth. It is sage green, looks much nicer and more altar-ish. I painted a picture I intended on using as cover art in a black binder but the paper is a tad too big so I have it on my altar as well. Now I just need to learn how to rig up a makeshift frame! As you can see, I am quite crafty when I want to be. I think that I suddenly got all of these ideas so that I will be at my altar more, have more rituals, or at least meditate more. I even found some old candles (from college) hidden away in a box. It is funny how some things tend to find you just at the right time.