Oh, Fortuna

Luck, Be a Lady Tonight

Luck, let a gentleman see
Just how nice, how nice a dame you can be
I know the way you've treated other guys you've been with
Luck be a lady with me.
-F. Loesser, American Lyrical Magician

The only answer...

No matter who you are, who matter where you are from, I wish you the blind favor of Fortune and the friendly company of the lucky toad.  Wherever you are; may Luck be a kind lady to you.  She, for all my faults, has been kind to me.  She is Venus's dearest friend after all; my Deydez, my passionate, Glittering Star of Virtue.  My sphere of birth.

Fortune.  She has blessed me with a life fairer that many.  Fortune, along with The World Soul works with the Fates themselves to weave the holy theatrics of our lives and deaths, and rebirths.  Fickle, and unflattered.

For about 25 years, I've dedicated  portion of my practice to acknowledging the Fates, Fortunes and Ways-Between-- in particular because I am a Diviner and no great feat of Fortune should go unpaid.  Oh, Fortuna.  Be kind.  To a world blind and stumbling, peek beneath your sash and wink at the down trodden, seen just low, where you lift the fold a bit.  Oh please, smile on them, the many, the majority, who sit beleaguered and unseen.  Oh you, who winks at the soil and those rooted deeply there, or buried there; please smile, and drop thy coins in flagrant disregard of sister Fate's plan.  Smile upon the souls of the World, beloved by Hekate, and take that precious moment to smile.

O Fortuna
velut luna
statu variabilis,
semper crescis
aut decrescis;
vita detestabilis
nunc obdurat
et tunc curat
ludo mentis aciem,
dissolvit ut glaciem

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