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Aries............first sign of the zodiac.............a new cycle, new beginnings, Spring, birth.

A woman, a load and pastel colours..............first thought that came to mind was of pregnancy and birth.

Interesting reading about the different woman each one of us imagines.

Lovely gentle feminine energy...........my woman is quiet , rather reserved ......she keeps much to herself. Those who look at her see only the pastels .......the Aries fire is not outwardly discernable but itís there inside her..............she isnít yet seen in her true colours..........may not yet know herself what those colours are or how brightly they can shine.

She has recently taken a new direction in some way.............this is only the early stages of this new venture and is at present mostly self focused. Something she has chosen to do for her own growth without knowing or understanding the wider implications.
She is focused and determined but at this stage must be careful to walk at the right pace..............the load she carries is valuable and she canít afford to drop it ........or become to weary to continue.
She may well be a leader but I donít see her as an out the front, flag waving, Ďfollow me, mení type...................more of a trailblazer, a gentle Hermit shining a light ......... leaving footprints for those who come behind to follow.

As I let the feeling for my woman take form the words of a song kept coming into my mind............all day I kept hearing this simple song I havenít heard for years. That and the image I made created a story with a spiritual perspective.

Little donkey, little donkey, on the dusty road
Got to keep on plodding onward with your precious load.
Been a long time, little donkey, through the winterís night
Donít give up now, little donkey, Bethlehemís in sight........

........Little donkey, carry Mary, safely on her way.


Looking beyond the obvious Christian Christmas message there is something more.

Donkey is a Master Teacher with a strong dedication to Spirit who embodies the qualities of servitude, perseverance and patience............one who has been willing to take on the responsibility of carrying the load.
Often scorned and ridiculed, used and abused, oppressed by a cruel master the gentle donkey is a stubborn survivor and walks quietly among us.

My woman is one of many ............both men and women who in the material world come from every walk of life but are connected together by a special mission.
On the spiritual plane these people are donkeys.................souls who have contracted to bear the weight of responsibility for this valuable and precious load.

In Celtic lore the Veiled One is Cailleach..............the Ancient Earth, the Sovereignty of the Land . Seen as a hag or crone she represents the Goddess of Winter.

Over many lifetimes the donkeys have carried their load through the darkness of winter................now, the snows are melting, it is Spring again and a new cycle begins. A new spiritual consciousness and awareness is beginning to emerge.....very gently , a pale wash of pastel watercolour begins to be seen. A rainbow of hope and promise for the future.
As Cailleach turns away her other face is revealed......... the beautiful Brigid, she of the Fiery Flame.............herald of Spring and the return of the light which turns the earth green again.

It is just the beginning ..............the load is a little lighter, the responsibility not quite so heavy but the donkeys will continue to carry their message until it shines strong and bright once more.

Turning cycles...........dark to light............it is the natural order of things. In our lives there will be cold winters when the load seems to heavy to carry...............we must keep plodding on , keeping the flame of courage alive in our hearts in the knowledge that Spring will eventually come.

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