Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bee Well....

March 28, 2012: Bee, Druid Animal Oracle

Our daily draw today disdained the Tarot, and gives us instead the Druid Animal Oracle, selecting the BEE--which means Community, Celebration, Organization. Bees invite us to celebrate. You may have a special reason for celebration, or you may simply need to celebrate the wonder and mystery of being alive.

In the Druid tradition, there are occasions to celebrate every six weeks or so. As human beings we need to have times when we can come together to enjoy each other's company. The bee tells us that we can live together in harmony, however impossible this may sometimes seem. By being at one with the natural world, by paying homage to the sun, by centering our lives around Spirit or the Goddess, we can work together in community.

A beehive functions harmoniously because each bee knows its role and the work it must do - consequently it is highly productive and plays an important role in the local ecology. The bee knows the value of organization, of paying homage to the Goddess and the sun, and of working hard. She calls us to an inner recognition of our membership of the community of all Nature.

In the Druid tradition, bees come from the paradisaical world of the Sun and of the Spirit. Finely attuned to the position of the sun in the sky, it is the bee who brings the sacred solar drink of mead as a gift to humanity. The bee, with its highly defined social structure and extraordinarily productive and efficient community, all centered around the Queen Bee, was seen as symbolic of the ideal society - centered on the Goddess, paying homage in sacred dance to the sun, and producing an amber substance from the flowers of the fields and woods that could both feed and divinely intoxicate.

So, today, think of your "hive", think of your "honey", think of the ways bee-dom might inform your life-walk today--and buzz along, now, and get "bizzy", eh?