Sunday, October 30, 2016

Draw of the Day--Dark Moon Dreaming...

Today is the Dark Moon of Reed, the Celtic Tree representing Hearth and what do the Oracles have to tell us about beginning our journey into the Time of the Dark?
Please, do NOT freak out here. It is time to realize what the "Devil" truly means to one who reads the Omens and walks the Path. At the top are the Hebrew letter Ayin, which is the "Eye" we call the "Third Eye", the one that gazes deep within the Self, and the Rune Eolh, which is the Elk, representing the Horned God and the Wild Hunt which is the seasonal representation of the Dead, the Eternal Path, and the Journey of Souls, and whose sacred nature as the Horned Lord was actually corrupted by the patriarchal church in the Middle Ages into the idea of Satan, lord of evil. The Devil represents the hidden desires, sensuality, psychic awareness, and all the many "private thoughts" we hold sacred, silent, and secret. And this is the definitive meaning of drawing this single card as a daily focus...looking into the Shadow Self, exploring the Dark Within, and remembering that there is nothing innately evil about who we are, but we are only cursed if we do so to our Selves, refusing to explore, examine, and accept or reject, in accordance with our Ethics, what we find on the Shadow Path within the Self. So--today, in the Dark of the Moon, take a good look. What will you keep in the Shadow, because it is silent, sacred, secret and personal? What do you feel it is time to draw into the Light? And what power within the Self will illuminate the Darkness as you travel the Inner Realms. And remember, even in Shadow, Walk in Beauty!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Daily Draw, Saturday--Looking to the Dark

Well, folks, this draw is one that gives us an opportunity to look into the Shadow before we actually enter it...tomorrow, Sunday, is the Dark Moon of Reed in the Celtic Tree Calendar, and the following day, of course, is Samhain, the end of the life of the year and the celebration of many other lives which have ended. So--what do we need in order to make the best journey into the Dark of both Moon and Sun?
And, of course, Spirit speaks straight and clear when we ask. Our card of the day is the Mother of Stones, Spider Woman, a sacred Being from my own home here in Utah. With her we see the sacred labyrinth, represented by, and representative of, the spiderweb, and the weaving of fate. And her energy tells us to focus on the journey, not the destination, to permit ourselves to follow the twists and turns of the labyrinthine road, knowing that the only true Shadow we will find in the Dark is our Sacred Self, and the center of our own labyrinth, which is the meaning of our life journey and the pieces of our own puzzle upon which we should focus. We know we cannot journey wrong, because the journey IS the destination, and we will arrive where and how, and when, and as whom, we are intended to be. So feel safe, journey slowly, pay attention, and walk in beauty!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Draw of the Days--Let's do a Threefer

Offline Wednesday and Thursday dealing with a funeral, so here are the cards I drew but couldn't post. I feel the order they were drawn is also significant in addition to each card's meaning, so we're reading them together:

Wednesday Draw:
Thursday Draw:
Friday Draw:

And so, the ongoing message: Isis is the symbol of the combination of power, passion, and nurturing tenderness. She focuses on the goal she has in mind, but does not neglect those under her care, and walks her own path while giving love and protection to those who walk with her. So she is well able to deal with the idea of "oppression" indicated by the 10 of Rods--and she can do this without descending to the level of yelling and screaming back at those who are attempting to oppress her. Instead, she joins forces with the energies of Kali, whose anger and ability to destroy will kill the very idea of oppression, simultaneously with Kali's nurture and power to give birth to brand-new ideas and ways of dealing with difficult circumstances. So--Keep your eyes on the prize(Isis), and permit no one's oppression to distract you(10 of Wands), knowing that you not only have the strength to persevere but the ability to take an entirely new road to your goal (Kali)

Walk In Beauty, Friends!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Daily Draw, Something Simple This Way Comes

Today's draw is the Nine of Stones, which represents a solid foundation for financial stability, as well as reminding us that our finances are only one part of our material success...notice the background of sea, sky, and the stones themselves representing land, the three elemental energies as seen from a Druidic perspective--we are being cautioned to connect our financial stability with our intentions, our actions, and our interaction with Deity and Spirit, so that financial gain does not become an end in itself but a tool to assist us in creating a more positive and beneficial life for ourselves and those with whom we share our lives.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tarot Witch: Daily Draw, Here We Go Again!

Well, Peeps, it appears that my issues with Blogger have been corrected, at least for the here we go again, card-a-day guidance from your TarotWitch.

Today--the Moon, in all her radiant glory...but watch out for the Devil peering out from under the light...The Moon represents the Light which comes out of Darkness, the Hidden Self, the parts of our own being which we can't see. The Hebrew letter, Koph, means "back of the head", a part of our own body we can't see without making some adjustments to the mirror. And the representation of the Moon is that we are sometimes prevented from seeing our Selves clearly by our own Shadow, our Distractions (the Devil), and our preconceptions. Moving out of the realm of the Self, we also see the Moon as representing the ways in which certain things offered to us by life and other people may appear to be one thing, but actually represent something else. So--today, watch out for deception, either self-generated or sent by outside forces, and decide to see your Self and your Life clearly, being careful of what may be hidden in the shadows. Have a clear, bright, authentic day, and Walk In Beauty!