Ancient Druids were aware of what they referred to as the Dragon coursing through their bodies and the universe. Practitioners of qigong know this as well called qi. The ancient Daoists revered the dragon too. Is it possible they were both talking about the same thing? Some Druids had red hair and there have been found redheaded mummies in China. Interesting…
Growing up as the red-haired stepchild, literally, was tough. My own mom didn’t even like me. Neither of my parents had red hair. Getting called carrot top was the norm and it sucked. I would get blamed for everything and I was treated as a bad child even though I was a good. Other parents, teachers, priests, I guess people of authority looked down on me. I remember getting kicked out of class anytime someone talked to me. I spent most of the year in my desk in the hall looking in through the door. I became good friends with the principal.
The allergies started when I was 13 and they only worsened until I discovered that they were caused by milk and wheat. Acupuncture was the best treatment of all. In addition, I have a sensitive digestive system, its called irritable bowel syndrome now. They did not have a label for attention deficit disorder back when I was growing up. Good thing as I would not want to be put on any mental medication. Who knows what that would have done? I would spend the whole day mesmerized on the first day of snow. Every time I went to the dentist, I would really get high on the laughing gas although the drilling was still painful. I talk to people who never feel any pain at the dentist. Must be nice.
The negative attention stopped when I let my hair grow out. Everyone thinks I look like Sammy Hagar. He can’t look that bad. Maybe all redheads are related. Strangely, I find red haired women attractive, but have never wanted to date one. I wonder if its genetic. I love the exotic type.
I began to notice that other people liked to tell me their problems. I was watching a Dr Who episode where the Amazon lady states, “When you get a cut, look for the man with the most scars.” I guess that relates to me. Being a redhead makes you somewhat jaded and tough. I have the most wry sense of humor and its helped me stay mentally afloat. In my ’30’s I began to have shamanic experiences and have since been on a spiritual journey in that direction. Must have been the laughing gas. Yes I do feel like I am from another planet because I just can’t get over all this need for the material satisfaction. Personally I love to be in the mountains surrounded by large pine trees in the whispering winds with a spring of bubbling water nearby or by ocean watching the endless waves as the setting sun simmers and shimmers.
People with red hair have many different traits than the general population. I wanted to list my traits and see how they compare to other redheads. Here goes:
- It is so funny watching myself getting so crazy and all over the place making this website
- Curly locks
- Food sensitivities
- Search for deeper answers
- Burn easy in the sun
- I think is related to ability to produce Vitamin D
- I don’t think I am affected by SAD-seasonal affected disorder-as much as others because I like all kinds of weather- or maybe I am
- High sex energy
- Attuned senses
- Some intelligence
- Get a lot of attention- good and bad
- Yeah, gingerism is real, I prefer the good attention
- Do not like following the rules
- Interested in alternative diets and medicine because the normal has not worked
- Environmentally sensitive
- Hate the dentist
- Have dealt with depression
- Love music
- Experimented with alcohol and drugs
- Love being in nature
- Blue eyes
- Strong and fast
- Goes with have to being smart in order to survive
Redheads may get their fiery persona from Mars.
Astrologers claim there is a connection between the red planet, Mars and the fiery nature of people with red hair. Redheads are notorious for their well-known hot-tempered, high strung and sensitive natures. In astrology, if the planet Mars is in your charts, it has the affect of placing fiery, competitive and almost explosive tendencies into your behavior. Research astrologers Judith Hill and Jacalyn Thompson made a discovery in their study of 500 redheads that makes a connection to Mars and redheads. In Mars and Redheads (1988), almost 30% of the redheads had the ascending Mars in their astrology birth charts.
Source: Edward Snow Astrology News Service “The Volatile Connection Between Redheads and Mars”
There are claims that redheads came from Mars.
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