11th Dec 2015
A star is often placed on the top of a Christmas tree to signify the light of the sun, or as a symbol of the nativity star that led the magi to Jesus. There were three contemporaneous events where Jupiter and Saturn formed a unification that might explain why the star that appeared above Bethlehem at Christ’s birth might have appeared brighter in the sky on that particular night.
Mistletoe usually grows on deciduous trees; it is a parasitic plant with evergreen leaves. It was a magical plant to the Greeks, Celts and Romans. In time gone by it even would have been used in animal’s drinking water to increase fertility! Perhaps there is some link there for how we think of it today as something to kiss under during Christmas time…Washington Irving is supposed to have said that young men had the privilege of kissing girls under ‘mistletoe kissing bushes’, which would be hung in a room where people would frequently pass. But each time a kiss took place a berry had to be plucked, and when all of the berries had been picked the kissing privilege ended.
We now think of the 26th December as Boxing Day, but previously it was known as The Feast of St Stephen. It commemorated the martyrdom of the Christian Saint who was in hiding, but his location was given away by a chirping wren. Hence a custom of ‘hunting the wren’ was born. But don’t worry its actually a lot more cheerful than it sounds: groups of people would go house-to-house carrying a wren and singing in return for hospitality.
As the year ends, I have a tradition of making a wish list – I put the list behind a photograph of someone I really care about and leave it there for a whole year. On the 31st December, I take it out to see how many things have come true. I find it is both fun to do, and also gives hope of a better year to come…
In a second ritual, also on New Year’s Eve, just before midnight I light a candle, I go outside and as the clock strikes 12, I blow the candle out to expel any bad energy away from my life and home. Then I go inside and light a new candle, which lets in the New Year and all of the fresh energy and excitement it offers.
I had a reading with Teya today. I was blown away by her understanding of my current situation. She made some very positive predictions and advice. I look forward to the outcome. Teya has a lovely warm personality and it radiates in her voice. Towards the end of the reading at my request she brought through some family members who passed over. I found her descriptions and messages spot on! I would love to connect with her again. Many thanks.
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I would like to share my thoughts and gratitude about the reading I just had with Marcus: He’s excellent! Connected immediately. No padding or filling. Spot on with what he picked up. Empathetic, emotionally intelligent, honest and humble. I was left empowered. Thank you, Marcus, I will call again.
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I had my first reading with Vanessa today. I was very impressed that she brought my late father through and described him in great detail. Vanessa has a lovely empathetic manner. She picked up in great detail my current situation and described a wonderful outcome to my questions. I was blown away by her understanding of myself as a person! She gave me a tremendous boost to my wellbeing.
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John is so gifted, absolutely brilliant, the best medium I have ever known! He has assisted me and many others more than he will ever know xxx Thank you.
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Bryony is an amazing reader. She is a very lovely, friendly and honest reader. All of my readings have been done with insights and guidance. Bryony really wants the best for her clients and has supported me a lot over the last 4 years. I would highly recommend her. She’s the very best and does not ask lots of questions and always picks up on my situation now and in the future. Absolutely amazing lady.
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Just had a lovely reading with Angel. She is so kind and enthusiastic and willing to provide guidance. I felt that she was naturally gifted at being guided by her spirits.
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Thank you so much Sandra for assisting me connect with my beloved partner. You gave so much detail around things that only I would have known. You are really gifted and I am very much looking forward to speaking with you again. Love and best wishes to you x.
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Thank you, Ruth, for being so patient and kind on our call. You touched on things I needed to hear and I was so happy to hear from the one person I was seeking guidance from. I will be back. Your gift has opened my eyes up more than you know. Thank you xx
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Thanks so much to John. I've had a few readings with John over this last year and he has really assisted me keep the faith in a situation that has all worked out as he said it would. His advice and insight was spot on and I can't thank you enough x.
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Betty was absolutely wonderful. She was spot on with what she told me. She even mentioned a place in the country that I live without me telling her. She is amazing!
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