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PBP: umbrella

October 25, 2012

My first connection with Zeus involved an umbrella.  I had just recently drawn him as part of my “Gods of the Month Club” project.  At that time my habit was to draw one of the cards from a mini Tarot Nova to see how my day would go.  That day I drew the 5 of cups which pictured an umbrella with cups of love pouring down upon it but not reaching the person underneath the umbrella.  The first line in the book of meanings for this deck says “things are not what they seem”.

Later that day when I meditated on Zeus, this card came to mind.  Now when I first drew Zeus, as I have mentioned in other places on this blog, I was not thrilled.  Quite the opposite.  Here was a representative of my birth religion with a little bit of sex thrown in.  Yeah, not thrilled at all.  So during meditation, I asked Zeus about the meaning.  I was “told” that I was blocking him out, keeping his love, his grace from reaching me.  I was told that I needed to “close” my umbrella and let him in.  I found this very surprising.  I thought I was following through with my intention to learn about him despite my misgivings.  So not only was I surprised to find out that I was blocking him out but I was surprised that I even had an “umbrella” that could block him out.  I don’t shield well and don’t sense energy either.

So I did my best to close up that unknown umbrella and keep it closed.  In turn I got the impression, I don’t remember if it was during meditation or what, that I was now under Zeus’ umbrella.  That he had me covered, that I was treasured and protected.  That image stuck with me.  I eventually started up a LiveJournal account under the name “Umbrella of Zeus” and started signing my name after the salutation of UZU, Under Zeus’ Umbrella.  I pretty much closed up that account when I started this blog, but I still sign my name after UZU.

Come Halloween, it will be 5 years since he entered my life.  I have never regretted “closing” that umbrella.  That, I think, is something worth celebrating.

“a year of exploring the Pagan world through blogging”

5 Comments leave one →
  1. tempewytch permalink
    October 26, 2012 1:35 AM

    This is a wonderfully thought provoking post, I am glad you found your proper path.

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  2. heraqles permalink
    October 26, 2012 8:08 PM

    Aj/Melia,
    Your post was very sensitive an poignant. There is more to the love Zeus has for us then are dreamt of in our philosophy.

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