Monday, February 23, 2009

Makin' Bacon and Faerie Stars

Tania finally got her faerie star tattoo that she’s always wanted.

If you went to our wedding, you’ll know that the seven pointed faerie star was on everything. Here’s the story about it that Tania wrote in our little wedding zine. Even if you went to our wedding, you may not have read this? You were probably too busy running from the fire.

If this image looks familiar, it's because it was in our absinthe post as well.

The Faerie Star

So, maybe you’ve asked yourself, or the person beside you, what the deal is with the weird star thing. It’s not a pentagram, so don’t get all worried that you’re at some weird Satanist wedding and we’re planning to sacrifice a goat and four chickens. We love Satan and all, but we already did that before you got here because some things should just remain sacred.

The following was copy and pasted from some internet site, but it’s simple and a pretty decent explanation for the Septagram that we have chosen to personalize most of the things associated with our wedding: “Seven Pointed Stars, called "Faerie or Elven Stars," represent a gift from Faerie to humans to bridge the understanding between the Mortal human realm and that of Faerieland. The 7-pointed star is known as a gateway symbol, a Gate or entrance between our world and that of Faery, the Otherworld. Each point on the star represents a gateway or path of the Higher Self to prepare one for entrance into Faery.” Okay, once you get past the nerdy faerie business, the whole gateway thing is also pretty fitting for a wedding, no? We’re moving forward into a different world, changing our status, and entering a new phase in our lives…
I know, I know, but give us a break.

Seven happens to also be a prime number and I happen to be big on prime numbers and it’s pretty fitting as far as a wedding’s concerned, right? You know, because they’re not divisible by anything. Kind of like the couple getting married. Get it? Oh man, that’s so deep. And boy, do I get a kick out of pointing out the obvious.

So uh yeah, anyways, this star has seven points and each point of the star has a meaning, and stories about the meanings vary depending on the storyteller, blah blah blah...

There are seven wonders of the world, seven visible colors in a rainbow, and seven notes to a musical scale. You want more? Oh, there’s more… seven elements (earth, air, fire, water, heaven, earth and self), seven directions (north, south, east, west, above, below, and within), seven levels of heaven, seven chakras (or energy centers) in the body, and seven days of the week. Oooh, and “The Septagram, or seven-pointed star, was chosen by Crowley to be the emblem of Babylon, the "Great Whore" of the thalamic pantheon.” Pretty fitting, huh? I mean, if he was referring to a Lousy Whore, I’d probably have left it out, but I like compliments of any kind. Woo hoo! Alright, I could go on and on, but then there won’t be any time for the eating and dancing and we all know that’s why you came here.

So the funny geometry you keep seeing everywhere is a seven-pointed star, which is also known as the Elven Star or Faerie Star or Septagram or Heptagram or whatever. And for our purposes it is basically representative of a gateway to another world… which is corny, we know, but fitting. You’re at a wedding, after all, what did you expect?

I like Tania’s Faerie Star and all, but I really wish she had gotten this one instead. (On the walls of the shop they had framed vintage tattoo samples.) (When I told Tania I was going to make a post out of her tattoo, she said, "What does that have to do with anything?" "It's a food post," I said, "it's got bacon in it!" )


fran said...

that is a faerie nice tattoo tania.

gbrl said...

the male pig's balls look a whole lot like a hairless box, if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

fairy star my ass...thats the sign of babalon!