Solstice/equinox rituals?

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Postby Zer0 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:44 pm

I know for a fact you'll treat the Solstice with proper reveranvce, Sunny!
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Postby GOSTAZ » Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:31 pm

Zer0 wrote:Bump time again. Winter Solstice this Sunday. Do what's right.

Jaeger's birthday too. Do something appropriately crude in our good man's honor.


Anyone have a keg and a pipe bomb I can have? Don't expect it back.....

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Postby Jaeger » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:18 pm

Zer0 wrote:Jaeger's birthday too. Do something appropriately crude in our good man's honor.


You say the sweetest things! Thank you, honey!

GOSTAZ wrote:Anyone have a keg and a pipe bomb I can have? Don't expect it back.....

:idea:


Uh... wait, I've been to a party like this before...

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Postby Midliferider » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:44 am

Ok after reading my irreverent comment on the solstice from june, I should make amends since I believe in redemption. The other point is how interesting it is that humans have recognized this planetary movement for thousands of years. This ain't no facebook kind of event. One should experience this outside the dwelling or spiderhole from where one lives. The beer on the road is well meaning and thoughful. Jaeger's birthday? well maybe the earth moved just alittle the day he was born so I'll toast to his taking space here on the planet earth and HI mustardseed. This earth keeps taking it's licks and continues being a strange location to find one's self. But it is a beautiful place to take a stand never the less.
So I will think of all who visit here, wish you safe ways on the roads,
remain positive for all our futures, and let those and those situations who would try to erase me and others that, Hah! I'm still here you bastards and spring time is on it's way back. Oh and seasons greetings from yours truly and mrs midlife. Make some wonderful memories again this year.
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Postby Metalredneck » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:54 am

The problem with the winter solstice, is that it's fucking freezing here, & I'm lazy. I will hoist a pint, however, and look forward to the Vernal Equinox.
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Postby Zer0 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:09 am

Alright, Neck, but at least douse your bike(s) with some of that solstice pint.
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Postby Metalredneck » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:10 am

I'l piss on a spruce, she can have that pint when I'm done with it.
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Postby MoraleHazard » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:51 pm

I've always liked Winter Solstice. Something about the quiet of winter for reflection, etc. For the Solstice this year, I'll hoist a pint. But I don't believe in road gods, so I'll toast you all, and enjoy it.
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Postby thrasherbill » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:40 am

Bumping this because Zero mentioned it in the Jaeger fell down go boom thread.
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Postby GOSTAZ » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:46 am

March 20th. This is the equinox. The Persian new year, Nowruz, is held annually on the Vernal Equinox, as the beginning of spring.

Taking a beer to my favorite road.
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Postby rc26 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:51 am

Ok, enough about equinoxes etc...

What can you do for bad luck on Friday the 13th.?
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Postby GOSTAZ » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:58 am

VFRF2 wrote:Ok, enough about equinoxes etc...

What can you do for bad luck on Friday the 13th.?


Piss freehanded. Partay hartay. Be born on that day.
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Postby rc26 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:59 am

GOSTAZ wrote:
VFRF2 wrote:Ok, enough about equinoxes etc...

What can you do for bad luck on Friday the 13th.?


Piss freehanded. Partay hartay. Be born on that day.


It's so big, I have to do that anyway...hand won't fit around it.
Any other suggestions?
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Postby Metalredneck » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:35 am

Fri 13 is my lucky day. Always has been. My wife & I use it as our unofficial anniversary, and celebrate every time.
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Postby Zer0 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:01 am

Metalredneck wrote:Fri 13 is my lucky day. Always has been. My wife & I use it as our unofficial anniversary, and celebrate every time.

Neck's no dummy. Fri 13th is a good luck day. And second to solstices and equinoxes, are the second most important of the UTMC high holy days.
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Postby rc26 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:21 am

A cousin's b'day is today.

He probably won't even remember me calling him later to wish him a happy b'day. :)
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Postby Zim » Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:10 pm

I'm throwing on the boots and grabbing a bottle of Image on my way out the door, to pour on the road this blustery Winter Solstice night.

Apparently the Gods of the Road didn't get enough sacrifices to appease them this 2009. Here's hoping for a better 2010.

Then I'm going to freeze my nuts off in the garage as I attempt to smoke a pipe.
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Postby Zer0 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:48 am

HAH! I Poured a can of PBR, and said a prayer for Disastermined, then had to go wraP Presents, not only for Xmas, but for my 4 year-old son who turns 5 tomorrow.

And I smoked a pipe, when I was doing it!!! It was my #1 pipe, the Dr. Grabow I bought almost 20 years ago .

Crazy times.

Happy Solstice, all!
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Postby Zim » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:03 pm

Tomorrow:

Winter Solstice
-AND-
Lunar Eclipse
-AND-
Ursid Meteor Shower


Going to pour one out to the Road Gods, sit by the fire, and enjoy the end of the world. Unfortunately, where I live, it appears that Mother Earth will be wearing a veil, blocking the view of Father Sky.
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Postby JustNate » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:42 pm

usually I go on a camping trip for the winter solstice. Can't do it this year, bummer.
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Postby Beemer Dan » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:36 pm

To the longer days!
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Postby Jaeger » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:48 pm

Happy Birfday, BDB -- mah Solstice Sistah. ;)

And a Good Solstice to all you other miserable fucks.

I'm going outside now to stare at the moon and howl.

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Postby Trav » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:20 am

fuck, for got to check out the moon. Guess I gotta wait til 2094
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Postby Sisyphus » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:39 am

Going out to get beer and then set fire to my brush pile. Wind N at about 20 kts. Should be interesting.
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Postby Zim » Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:40 am

All excited last night. I was prepared to see something cool, drink beer next to a fire in the cold, and fight off zombies.

I started by walking out to the end of the driveway, talked all nice to the road gods, then poured a beer onto the road. It's my favorite road, because depending on my state of mind, it either leads me away from, or to, home.

Then I poured beer down my throat, gathered up twigs and sticks and branches and wood and a match, tossed everything into the fire bowl/pit thing, then ran around trying to escape the smoke. With stinking clothes and stinging eyes, I warmed up on the front side, while the backside got cold. I reversed position, and realized that gluteal warming is a dangerous activity when you can't see where the flames are.

I settled in. Slight snow flurry give the grass a dusting of dandruff. A bit windy. The moon was cloud-diffused, lighting everything well enough to stumble around without a flashlight. Good fire and coals in the fire bowl/pit thing. Looking back toward the house, I saw the tree, lit and decorated. (Ok, it's a fake tree, but there's no watering needed) A tree, inside the house. Me, outside the house.

It was nice. Season for the reason and all that. Though I've never really considered it before, it seems more reasonable to me to celebrate celestial and nature aspects rather than the religious and materialistic aspects of this holiday.

The neighbors, who I suspect are church-going folk, turned off their lights so they could watch from the dark. They must have called me a heathen as I did my warming dance around the fire, spinning on my own axis. I became a planet orbiting a sun.

But no zombies. Where are the damn zombies?!

Not that I was equipped to handle a zombie invasion, as my only accessible weapons were a handsaw and sticks, but I've seen Wild Zero. If Guitar Wolf taught me anything (well, other than no-boundary love and having neatly coifed hair), it's that belief in Rock 'n' Roll would get me through.

Unfortunately, I was listening to NPR thorough headphones at the time. So much for the safety and security of Rock 'n' Roll. The undead could have snuck up, brained me, then use my duodenum as a straw, their loud slurping interrupted by a faint "From NPR News, this is Nora Raum."

Yet, there were no zombies. And the moon was still there, full, behind thickening clouds. When is that moon going to get freaky, anyway? So I headed inside to see what the internets had to say. Okay, around 1:30am, Tuesday. And here it was, Monday night, and... Wait, wasn't the eclipse supposed to happen on the Solstice?!

Ah crap.

I celebrated the solstice one day early. Absent minded pagan.
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Postby rolly » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:04 am

Zim wrote:Okay, around 1:30am, Tuesday. And here it was, Monday night, and... Wait, wasn't the eclipse supposed to happen on the Solstice?!

Ah crap.

I celebrated the solstice one day early. Absent minded pagan.


After midnight, Monday night is Tuesday morning.



I poured a beer on myself, as I am of the road.

Little surprised at how clearly visible the Moon remained with no direct sunlight on it.
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Postby Zim » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:17 am

rolly wrote:After midnight, Monday night is Tuesday morning.


Sure, but with fast-acting hops and waning enthusiasm, I was in bed well before midnight.

I did get up at 1:30 though, to start a fire (woodstove), and see the eclipse.
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Postby Toonce(s) » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:26 am

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Postby Jonny » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:53 am

Not sure if this counts in this thread, but;

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Postby Midliferider » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:25 pm

In Jagers honor .... I pooped in a paper bag.... and huffed my own shit.
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