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Diasia – late post

February 24, 2009

So being that I was not at home for Diasia and there are no clear guidelines on how to celebrate the Diasia, I was at a loss on how to celebrate it. So I turned to my tarot deck and asked Zeus for guidance. The card I got was the Knight of Vessels. This made me think of bathing and libating. The fish seemed to symbolize the need to pay attention to my intuition.

My intuition said to offer milk.  I was also reminded of baths being taken in milk and that this festival is about purification.  Milk is also a typical offering to chthonic deities.  This festival is for the chthonic aspect of Zeus.

So this is what I did. I took into the shower with me a blue child’s cup filled with cold whole milk. I said a prayer to Zeus then libated the milk to him asking him to aid me in releasing that which no longer serves me. I then poured the remaining milk over my head. While I washed I thought about the things that I need to let go of in hopes of washing them down the drain.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2009 6:15 PM

    That sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate:) What tarot deck is that?


    • February 24, 2009 6:42 PM

      Alchemical Tarot Renewed by Robert Place. Wonderful deck. I can’t wait until the companion book comes out for it.


  2. February 24, 2009 6:31 PM

    I thought about doing something like that but developed a different ritual. It worked well actually so I’ll have that one available for next year too!


    • February 24, 2009 6:57 PM

      I’ll go see what you did for your Diasia. Been so busy that I’m behind in everything.


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