For me, Arachnids have represented Creativity, specifically Creative Writing. Anansi The Spider that carried African folk tales and Grandmother Spider that carried the Creation myths of Indigineous peoples. So to have an Orb Weaver choose my front door to spend a few of her days is an honor. Yall know we #SoEarthy at CircleSisters13.com. I was asked why I didnt kill it and destroy the web. If she was a threat then most certianly, without question. But she's not. So it would be murder.... Nah, Im kidding. But it would be unwarranted. The Spider isnt bothering me, actually its eating the gnats and mosquitoes tryna get inside. So I would do myself a disservice. Plus, I welcome the energy Spider represents- Mastery & Creativity. If NTRs wants to send me a tiny dose of encouragement to keep writing and living creatively while trapping my ambitions w/ precision then So Mote It Be. Selah.
"The common nighthawk is the only nighthawk occurring over the majority of northern North America. They may be found in forests, deserts, savannahs, beaches, desert scrub, cities and prairies, at sea level or up to 12,000 ft. Nighthawks are one of a handful of birds that are known to inhabit recently burned forests, and then dwindle in population as forests regenerate over the succeeding years or decades. The common nighthawk can attracted to urban areas by the presence of insects.
Nighthawks are medium-sized birds and their presence is best revealed by their vocalization, which is a short, harsh, buzzing sound. They are for the most part invisible by day.
The common nighthawk does not travel frequently on the ground, but perches horizontally, parallel to branches, on posts or on a roof. They perch facing along a branch, rather than across it as birds usually do, which helps conceal them during the day.
They are called aerial insectivores as they feed on insects while in flight like swallows. They especially like to dine on moths. They stop feeding as dusk becomes night, and resume at early dawn. Feeding during the dark of the night is rare, even on evenings with a full moon.
Vision is presumed to be their main detection sense, and there is no evidence to support the use of echolocation like bats. These birds have been observed to converge on artificial light sources to forage for insects enticed by the light. The nighthawk drinks by flying extremely low over the surface of the water.
The nighthawk breeds every year and may reuse nest sites in subsequent years. They tend to be monogamous. Courting and mate selection occurs partially in flight, the male dives and booms in an effort to garner female attention, and the female may be in flight herself or stationary on the ground.
The common nighthawk will migrate by day or night in loose flocks; frequently numbering in the thousands. The enormous distance traveled between breeding grounds and wintering range is one of the longer bird migrations. The northbound journey starts at the end of February and the birds reach destinations as late as mid-June. The southbound migration commences mid-July and reaches a close in early October.
While migrating, these birds have been reported traveling through Middle America, Florida, the West Indies, Cuba, the Caribbean and Bermuda, finally wintering in South America, primarily Argentina. They will feed on route, congregating to hunt in marshes, rivers and on lakeshores.
During migration nighthawks are seen most commonly in the late afternoon, into the evening, with a burst of sunset feeding activities. While migrating, the birds may fly closer to the ground than normal, foraging for insects. Feeding can also occur at higher altitudes. The average flight speed of common nighthawks has been clocked at 14 mph.
The name nighthawk has captured the imagination of many. Nighthawk is the name of several fictional characters that appear in publications published by Marvel Comics. “Nighthawks” is a 1942 painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people sitting in a downtown diner late at night. The Lockheed F-117 “Nighthawk” was a single-seat, twin-engine stealth ground-attack aircraft.
Fridays R 4 Lovers.. And whats the first requirement? Self Love. There must be a love for Self before all others. And if you are journeying on the path of the Wise Women, then Sisters you better make sure you have that Self-Love ingrained in every fiber of your body. Because when you agree to walk this path you also agree to it's tests and trials. And they can be pretty rough, it really depends on how far you want to go and what you want to accomplish. Its easy to look around and compare yourself to others. I don't recommend it. We never know what contracts others make with their destiny. The folks that seem to have it easy may not be pushing against anything, or they may be really great actors. Or they may have started with more and therefore are able to skip a few challenges.. or, we may not recognize that they are going through the same thing it just doesn't look the same because we don't recognize what we're looking at. Again, don't compare yourself. And when the opportunity presents itself ask, they might be honest about their wins and losses. If they are witches, they might not tho. Illusion is a powerful spell.
Self-Love. Self Awareness. This ensures your receptors are working properly and you are attuned to what is happening in your heart, mind and body. So much so, you can feel when your hormones release themselves. Just recently Ive been involved in some chaos at work with someone else trying to push their agenda on me. Which typically wouldnt be a thing, I would sidestep and keep it moving. However, they are in an authority position and have more power within the organization. And if I allow for their agenda then I would be penalized and set-up to loose my positioning. (Which still might happen because thats the way the corporate cookies crumble.) Self-Awareness. My mind was at a level of peace because "Witches Don't Worry." However my stomach was going crazy. I couldn't figure out why I was starting to feel sick. So I took a meditative moment to check-in with myself and I quickly became aware that while my mind convinced itself that I was okay, my nerves said otherwise. Thats a wisdom that comes with Shadow work- admitting when we are not okay. So I did what I needed to do to assure myself I was good. Forreal, Witches Don't Worry. Pinon and Haitian Rum to feed my pot..... Ase.
Self Love. In the situation I just mentioned I also have to analyze Why? Why was this able to come and sit in my yard? Where did I not see 'it' walking up the road? Which to me is just as important, especially moving forward. Then I need to access how I am reversing the energy or how Im ensuring I proceed in a way thats most beneficial. Whats the most strategic way to handle 'warfare'? Again, ode to Shadow Work. Its taken admitting my own flaws and where I was/am in error. Im also taking a lovingly firm look at 'my current situation.' Re-evaluating my goals. Am I aligned with my Purpose? Am I on the path of least resistance? (Thats a future post: The Path of Least Resistance. Im seeing now that while operating in the flow is a feminine birthright, that flow very well could also be a program designed to trap us. Discernment holds the key. Hmmmm...) I have much I will accomplish. However, Im seeing that to do so requires that I tighten up and make my circle even smaller. Mostly tighten up my thoughts which will affect all else. Making my circle smaller means I will be more conservative with my energy. Self Love.
Im wild as the wind... Heaven help me. Y'all send me some love.
Always Practice Fire Safety!
Do you follow me on IG? You should! @circlesisters13 ...so this post started last week on IG about a frog I noticed eye-balling me while I was on break at work:
👀. Who is this all low-key and incognito? Is this my Prince Charming? 😉😆 😚Prolly not..☹😩 Moor like Heqet... 🕸
Of course I research and fact check to ensure I dont break trust with my audience. Plus Womens Studies-Goddess Studies-Magick-Science is one of my passions so its a labor of love. As I researched my amphibian Watcher I found that the Frog was once a well-known symbol of Femininity, not the over-looked, 'heard but hardly seen' creature of today. Then I saw that the Aboretum was offering a class and walking tour to learn more about frogs and their habitat. I had to support, both with my time and coins. And glad I did. Ive yet to be disappointed by their programs.