Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Get ready it is go time

Well it is official I am now a quarter of a century old. Where on earth did this year go is what I would like to know. I got to celebrate with some wonderful people on Saturday, I had people there from all different times in my life, including a friend from kindergarten, it was amazing. I also discovered something this weekend, birthday parties are not only great for hanging out with your friends they are a great place to find models! As of today I have all 12 of my stunning ladies selected which means I can start the interviews. How exciting is that?

In other news I have also talked to a videographer who is going to help me document some of the process and help me get some amazing behind the scene footage of the shoots. I am so excited to see this all coming together.

With all of the players in place there is only one thing left to do and that is to get the funding to get this project off the ground. Stay tuned and see how your support can help bring this calender one step closer to becoming a reality.

Also "Constellation Cancer" was featured in another treasury I particularly like this one because there is a little something for every stargazer out there. I think I might have to get me one of those shirts.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Birthday Month!

Yes that means we get to celebrate my birthday for a whole 31 days, I like to make the most out of these sorts of things. I started celebrating a little bit early this year by buying myself a ticket to Scotland and in doing so I decided to take a little look at the role constellations play in Celtic folklore. I found the story of Arianrhod the Celtic Moon Goddess who like the Greek Goddess Ariadne is associated with the constellation Corona Borealis.  Here is an excerpt from an article "Under a Celtic Sky: The lesser-known stories of the stars"In this article they make reference to Arianrhod and many other Celtic lore connected to the constellations.

The upper crest of stars
that spans the arms is
Corona Borealis
"To the Welsh, Perseus represents their hero Llew Llaw Gyffes, who was the child of Arianrhod (herself represented by the constellation Coronae Borealis). He was killed by his treacherous wife and her lover but, at the moment of his death, his soul turned into an eagle: Gwalchmai or the “hawk of May”. His uncle Gwydion searched for him and found him as the constellation Aquila after traversing Sarn Gwydion>, the Milky Way, and eventually restored him to life again. This story ties in with religious beliefs regarding the birth, death and re-birth of the sun from Celtic legends."

Corona Borealis is also referred to as Arianrhod's Castle as many references say that she herself was the moon and Corona Borealis was her palace also known as purgatory because it was there with her attendants that she decides the fate of the dead. She was the Goddess of childbirth, the moon, fertility and fate.