Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fête Kongo 2013

The Twelfth Night after Chritmas is a very important one for several reasons. It is technically the beginning of Carnival Season. Mardi Gras is a day, Carnival is the season that leads up to it. It is also the Feat of the Epiphany, Adoration of The Magi, or Feast of Three Kings. The Haitian Lwa who represents the three kings is one of the Kongo spirits known as Simbi. (Actually Simbi is particular spirit with many diverse aspects.) He is represented as a water snake. To honor him my dear friend, fellow reader and traditional Haitian vodou priest Toby gave a spirit beautiful party (fête) for him and all of the Kongo spirits, Fete Kongo. It was a wonderful and magickal night! The synchronicites surronding everything leading up to it including the exact moment I arrived were astounding! So many Lwa came and I had unbelievable interaction with the one that I am closest to, LaSirene! I'll be post more on those things later.


Tonight I wanted to ask what I needed to take from that night and what did I need to share and teach others about here on the blog. It makes all the sense that I got two court cards and a major.
1. What did I need to take away from Feté Kongo? The Quill Queen (Queen of Swords) - This particular card surprised me in a way to be honest. I was expecting The High Priestess to be perfectly honest because of LaSirene. This is who represents Ezili Danto. I made a post about her before. She is probably the second closest spirit I work with so I guess it isn't that strange. One of the synchronicites I had was seeing both of her sacred animals that night! While driving there I saw a black pig right on the side of the hiway! Crazy man, just crazy. Having spent a lot of time in rural FL, GA, and LA I've not once ever seen a boar of any kind let alone a black one! Then later on a saw a black hen, her other animal! And my bosses precocious and adorable little girl, Lily named her Lucky! What makes this truly amazing is the fact that one of the dearest people in the world to me is named Lucky and he has developed a very strong bond with Mamma Danto. As a matter of fact he just left my house this evening. After living in New Orleans for many years, he is leaving town. I will miss him more than words can say.

(I think this card is to let me know a few other things, not just about the party. To remind me of the synchronicites surrounding her. That the blessing Lucky got from her last week will keep him safe in his travels. That she will always protect me and keep me safe even though he won't be her representative to do so. This gorgeous Queen holds a quill. No matter where he goes, he promised to keep in touch and he will. Mamma will remind him. There are others meanings I will save for another time, but this is a wonderful card to see tonight, Queen of Knives, Queen of Air)


2. What do I need to have others take away from reading about the fête?

A. Triskelion X - My annual card for 2013! In the Incidental Tarot this is the Wheel. As I look at the various colors swirling about, I think of how gorgeous a fête is, all of the beautiful colors on the alter and the variation of races celebrating and honoring Spirit. The swirling motion reminds me of the dancing we did all night. This card says we need to embrace and respect our differences, be it religion, race, socio-economics, gender, sexual orientation, whatever. We must move past stagnant mentality if we are to move forward and evolve.

B. The Arrow King - (King of Wands) - This king is here to let those who've never been to a Spirit party know just how much effort and passion goes into putting one together. It is a true labor of love, but so worth it. There are some hot and firey spirits that show up. If you ever have the privilege to attend, treat them with the utmost respect.


I am so blessed to have been a part of such a wonderful night!




  1. It really was amazing! The next party will be in May I believe.

  2. Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing! :)

  3. Thank you Carla! And thank you so much for stopping by. It's funny, my blog feels kind of like my living room, so it's nice to know that people have enjoyed themselves and feel welcome.
    Are you a reader?



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