Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Witchy’ Category

Lucky for me I didn’t promise any fantastic writing with several new things each week, or even regular posts at all. There has been things going on, on energy level too, that has kept me from writing very much. I don’t know, perhaps it is the darker and shorter days, the fact that this last week has been crazy with sleeping and dreaming. Blame it on the Super Full Moon? But here I am, finding something easy to write about finally. Yes, I have been thinking of several things to write about, but then I have found that it was too complex, or as with Starlight Dragon Tarot, I haven’t even tried it out yet so I can’t say very much about it. Today will be my first try, a dragon tarot for a day of the full moon, couldn’t be any better, or at least I hope so. Taking another step forward with finding new ways of working with tarot perhaps.

I’ve been having a lot of fun learning the basics and some fun stuff to do with runes lately. It will take me lots more time to really get the hang of them, but today I made a set of my own runes from stones I’ve found on the beach, and I made a wishing rune too. The last one isn’t so hard to do really, you pick a stone or any other material that nature can break down later, or perhaps burn it? I picked a small, pretty small stone, that shape that you can throw sandwich with. Then you paint the Ing-rune or your initials with the rune letters and there you have it. Hold it, visualize or at least keep in mind what your wish is, keep it in your purse or pocket until the wish comes true. When it has, trow it in running water, bury it, or just throw it into a forest. If I would make them from wood it could probably be burnt too.

Another great thing with today was the letter that arrived. It was from Lisa Hunt, she had a competition a while back at her Ghosts & Spirits Tarot page on Facebook where you could win a card from that deck. Turned out that we weren’t that many entering so each one of us got a card from it, and since I had completely forgot it, I had a pleasant surprise on this grey and listless day. What card I got? Temperance, a card for balance and healing mostly if I’m to interpret it. I had to look it up, yes I have the deck, to see what the story in it was all about. It was about the Swan Maiden, they can shape-shift into humans by shedding their feathers, and sometimes mortal men confiscated their feathers to make them stay. If the maidens could find their feathers again, they would change back and return to their flock. The divinatory meaning was: “Balance and harmony will guide you between conscious deliberation  and the deeper waters of the unconscious. This is a time to let go of the ego and submerge into the waters of deeper insights and inner reflection.” So here we go, on the day of the full moon, and a message like that. Seems like it’s about time to pick myself up and get some things moving again, that said with a smile on my face.

Ooops, seems like this day has all of a sudden sneaked away faster than I thought. Time to do some inventory on what is missing in the kitchen, we need some dinner here in a couple of hours. Young one coming home and in need of food again. And if someone happens to know how to deal with the problem adding photos and images I would appreciate it. It’s driving me nuts! For some reason it refuse to add files here, on Facebook and even my e-mail, so some form of glitch or setting that has been lost or set wrong? Help?

Read Full Post »

Yeah, I know, I’ve been away almost a year… that wasn’t my intention really. But it just happened. I felt stressed out over things going on in my life, and stress and me isn’t really the ideal combo these days, so I lost my inspiration, motivation or any other -tion I can’t come to think about right now. So, today I finally decided I wouldn’t let this blog disappear without any notice or let all the things I’ve been writing here before go away out into nothingness. I have tried to write before, at least I’ve had it in my mind that I was going to write about something that felt important or inspiring to me, and then something else needed my attention and then I lost it again. And here I am, asking myself if this will be my come back or if it will last for a week or a month and then I’m gone again. Honestly? I don’t know, that is all I can say right now, I really don’t know. There are lots of things I could write about, things I read, talk about with friends, what happens in my life, paganism, tarot and what not. It’s just a question of me finding the time, that I have loads of really, and most of all the motivation and inspiration. So if it’s not coming every day, or even once a week, I’ll try to get here and write something. Or see if I can find some photos that those of you who stumbles over this blog might like to see.

I got to read some interesting things, by “chance” perhaps, but they hit a familiar feeling inside of me anyway. One was another blog about a woman who had been into the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism), she was so eager to attend everything she could, do as much as possible and all of a sudden she lost it, the inspiration and love for it all. But it wasn’t sudden really, it came sneaking up on her slowly and all of a sudden it blows up in our faces, and I could understand where she came from. I have a habit of getting to engaged and want to do everything at times too, and then I completely lose my spark and longing to learn and do more. Put everything down that I have been doing and can’t find inspiration or happiness in it for a long time. That particular writing of Tina Degenhart is called Battling Burnout and perhaps it can be of help to someone else too. Maybe I’m not as far as really burnt out, but I have been doing and wanting to much in a short time period, forcing myself to do more and more. I noticed that recently, or actually this spring and summer, when I stumbled over The Magical Circle School, it’s a great place really when you want to learn more about paganism, but not just being fed what to think and believe. Perhaps not for everyone, but that is the way it is, we have all different paths and ways of learning, and this particular way suits me. I loved doing the Entrance Exam, this is where they let you find your ways around this place, how it works, how they want you to do things when sending in your assignments and such. Yes, it is pretty much a school in that way, but most of these things you can do at your own pace, with a few exceptions. I finished my EE pretty fast considering the amount of things that has to be worked through, and continued with taking a Creating your Book of Shadows class as the first one after the EE. Fun, easy, started out my BoS, first “real” BoS in my life. Continued with some intro courses on the Wheel of the Year, the Moon and some others. Great fun. Then I took one that really is interesting. Correspondences of Spellcrafting 101. You know when you read books or on the internet, you are served a lot of magical correspondences for colors, numbers and what not. But have you ever taken the time to consider why they are associated with those things mentioned there, or how they came up with it? I hadn’t really, and this is why it made it so interesting. The thing is there are many who want to take this class, so the teacher had to put a time limit to it, 30 days. It’s not impossible, not at all, but it requires a lot of work and discipline on your end to make it. So I realised when I had done that and some others that I was about to do the same mistake all over again. Too much in a short time and somehow telling myself that I have to go faster, do this or that class in a certain time so I could jump onto the next as fast as possible. As if all these classes would go away if I didn’t take them in time… Luckily enough for me I made myself aware of it this time, so I’m going slower, a lot slower, and almost feel contempt for myself for being a “sissy” and slowing down so much as to do at the tops one assignment a month. Taking three classes at the same time right now, continued with Correspondences of Spellcrafting 102 and also working on Runes 101 and Basic Elements 101. Fun, I learn loads and getting a better understanding of myself as a pagan and where things are coming from.

Oh, yeah, runes. I’ve tried to learn those before, but this time I thought that it could be fun to actually work with them more. So considering I was joining the Kickstarter campaign for PookieCat runecards (Maria van Brüggen) it was a chance to work with them and the runestones I got with them. And as if runes wasn’t enough I’ve added several tarot decks during this time I’ve been away. I bought a used copy of Hudes Tarot, I got Chrysalis (still making my mind up about that one), I got the PookieCat Cat-rot cards (love them, they are lots of fun), the Dreams of Gaia Tarot by Ravynne Phelan, and latest addition is the Starlight Dragon by Nora Huska and Steph Engert. Oh, and I actually bought a new oracle deck, the Halloween Oracle by Stacey Demarco. I’ve got my hands full if I want to write something in here I think. And talking about writing, I should probably end this here or no one will have time and energy to read all my ramblings. Seems like I’ve missed this chance of writing whatever pops up in my mind lately. Perhaps I could introduce all my new decks and talk about the classes I’ve taken at the TMCS? If anyone is up to reading it that is… oh heck, who cares? I’ll write about it anyway! Just because I want to, when I want to. Hope to be back here soon again. Now, off to do some necessary errands before young one is home from school again.

Read Full Post »

Pooka

Pooka

The creator of Pooka Pages, Lora Craig-Gaddis, needs our help. Yes, I know, lots of people in the world needs our help and we can’t help them all. So, if you feel like you can spare 1 dollar it can make a difference, and if you can’t (and you don’t have to make up any official excuse, if you can’t, you can’t and that is the way things are now and then) you could light a candle and send some love and positive thoughts their way.

What happened is that Lora’s’ husband suffered a severe stroke at the beginning of this month and ends wont meet for Lora with paying bills, be there for her husband and be able to work with her Pooka Pages and not having the money her husband would have put into all this. I know how time- and energy consuming things like these are and if just some weight are lifted from her shoulders life will be easier for her at this time. Could we, pagan or not, show her some appreciation and support and make her goal come through and some more? I’ve sent a small donation since I’m not having much money myself, but I love reading about Pooka and his Elsie and translate it for my daughter so that is part of why I give something anyway.

For the GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/rgbmz6tw

Blessings to all of you, wherever and whoever you are.

Pooka and Elsie

Pooka and Elsie

Read Full Post »

“Deck the halls with…” no, not just yet. I just got my Samhain/Halloween stuff off last week. But it does start to creep in on you, doesn’t it? A little hard to imagine it though, at least for me. I would like to have some snow now, thank you. Making things a little brighter too. And perhaps making my daughter want to walk home from school by herself in the afternoons. She’s afraid of the dark and feel much more comfortable having company with me or friends, but it isn’t always any friends going the same way at the end of school. But earlier this week I asked her to start walking from school and I was going to come and meet her somewhere along the way. She had actually come quite a bit on her way when we met, and after a little while of chatting about this and that she told me that she had asked/imagined her dad and granddad to keep her company and holding her hands until she would see me. It worked apparently, if they were there for real or not (dead both of them) doesn’t matter to me, if that made her feel safe, it works for me.

Winter 2014

Winter 2014

But going into the coming of holidays in December then. I’m not going to go around being all tingly and with shiny eyes at all the stuff jumping at me from all directions, commercials for kids that their parents must buy this and that, and the more it costs the better. I’m not going to run around like crazy already, there will be plenty of chances for that later. Actually I’ve been given the chance to be an admin in a small Facebook group that is about together finding and learning about the pagan way. We’ve started out in a small way with going into the topic about who or what is a Witch? Do you call yourself that, or do you feel you are one? And if not, what do you think/call yourself? Will be interesting when everyone who’s asked to be a member of the group starts piping up a little. Then me and the founder of the group started looking at Yule/Joule/Jul/Winter Solstice or whatever we call it here in the northern parts of the world. I kind of like it, there is a lot to read, consider, compare and learn from, and I find that I have forgotten some stuff and being reminded when I look for facts and other things are new to me. Love that part of learning and sharing what I find.

For example I’ve been diving into the texts of Mike Nichols about the Sabbaths in general and each and everyone by themselves, I found some other stuff about the Oak King and Holly King, reindeer’s and all that from this page. I’m going to add some more and hope the others have something to add too. Hopefully something that isn’t geared so much towards wicca, but some other path of paganism. And if there could be some songs, food and drink, rituals and all that. Would love to see more of that. I found some stories actually, have translated them too for those in the group that doesn’t feel too confident in this language, the first one is from Sparkle Stories and is called The Candleberry Elf. The other one is The Yule Fairies, and I hope my daughter will like to hear them both.

Geek Nerd Dork

Geek Nerd Dork

Yes, I’m getting quite a nerd, or is it geek, when it comes to things that interests me, and I’ve got plenty of time to work on this just because I think it’s fun. If someone else benefits or is helped by it, so much better. And I hope I’m not scaring any of the new people off with all the stuff I’ve added. On the other hand I’ve told them that this isn’t supposed to be learnt from memory or reading all of it at once, it’s just there to give you a chance to get some idea of what this is all about, a different perspective than the Christian one, and where many of our traditions come from, before the coming of big C. Geek, nerd or whatever, I’m having fun. Off to do some more translating and writing.

Read Full Post »

So, yesterday was Mabon, Fall Equinox or whatever we chose to call it around the globe. The day was ok to begin with, when it came to weather at least, but about midday it was pouring so I felt sort of thankful for not having to get out at that point anyway. Food and dessert didn’t need any more ingredients as far as I could tell then at least.

This is a time for balance, dark and light is equal, but now the light is fading more visibly and we might feel less inclined to start new projects and such. Time for some thinking, going within and figure out what has been done this year so far, second harvest and all. I found several interesting spreads to choose between, but finally decided to go with two spreads and both by Rowan Pendragon/Jess Carlson from her e-book Mabon.

Mabon Let Go

Mabon Let Go

First spread is called Let Go and consists of four cards, top row card 1 and 3, bottom 2 and 4. Simple. Oh, and I picked out The Hidden Realms deck (am I the only one who tends to mix it up with Hidden Path by Raven Grimassi?) that I haven’t used for a while now and this is what I felt it was telling me. Bottom card is Nine of Pentacles and top Strength.

First card is about what needs focus right now, and I got The Lovers. So that might be right actually. And no, I’m not thinking along the lines of I have to find someone new in my life so I will have some love in it. I have love, my daughter, family, friends and lots of others I could start listing here. But no again, I believe that if there is to be a new man in my life it will be one day, time will tell, but I’m not that kind of woman who needs someone to hold my hand and guide me through life. Not yet anyway, come back when I’m old and demented perhaps. No, I think I need to take care of myself more. There has been so many things circling about others needs for a time. Oh yes, I’ve got time to myself it’s not that, it’s more like ok, daughter is still growing, she needs clothes of course, but so do I! At least I need new jeans so I can be around people without apologizing for the patches here and there. I like those jeans, they are so comfy, but sometimes, well, you need to look a little better dresswise. So some more attention to myself might be in place, to show myself that I’m important too.

What can I freely let go of, but I don’t see it? This is Four of Swords, in a RWS deck you would see a figure laying on a marble slab with a sword on top and some other swords hanging or lying around it. Here it’s a young person surrounded by four butterflies that he/she is looking at. I could probably let go of my choice to keep to myself as much. Young one is growing up and spending more time with her friends so I don’t need to be around as much as before. I could take my time to transform my self imposed ”loneliness” and look at the world around me. What do I want to do? Sure I could go around trying to listen to what nature and spirits have to say, but it doesn’t generate much money in the long run if you don’t use it in some way that pays, and I’m not at that level of psychic really. Have to think about this some more actually.

Third card might be of some help then, Two of Pentacles for what still need some clarity. This fairy lies on her tummy resting her chin in her right hand looking at two yellow flowers in front of her. But just as you can see the flowers and the leaves and stem above ground, there is a root system below that sustains them. So it’s not just about finding out the obvious outer things, it’s about things that are hidden or inside of me that needs some more clarity too. Parts of me, but on different levels sort of. What can need clarification that is not just on the outside but also nourishes me inside, my roots? Time to figure out what I can do for a living that would help me feel good and make some use of what I already have inside me, knowledge as well as life experience and my intuition. Where can I find a place to use it for myself and others? I like working with people so there is one thing, just figure out where I could fit in.

Mabon Blasted Beech

Mabon Blasted Beech

Last card in this spread is The Blasted Beech (The Tower) for what I would gain on letting go. Pretty obvious to me at least, and probably for many others who’s been around tarot for some time. Sometimes you have to let go and tear down all belief systems and what you think is good and safe for you. Look at it, and look good, because all your old ruts might not be good for you or carry you forward. You don’t have to make an actual move perhaps to get a change, but change daily habits, get out and look at things in a different way, see what jobs there are out there that you haven’t considered before. But if you’re going out in the rain you better get an umbrella or some clothes that wont leave you soaking wet within five minutes, I’ve been there too.

So, what is it that I should do more for caring and loving myself that also will put focus on my inner and outer needs and can put me on the right path if I’m willing to step outside my boundaries? Who knows, so time to figure it out.

 

The second spread that made me curious is from the same source but is called My Personal Harvest. Same deck again, just more cards. And maybe some additional insight from the first spread. Bottom card Ten of Wands, top card Seven of Pentacles

Mabon My personal harvest

Mabon My personal harvest

2…..3

…1

…4 5…..6

Ah, the bottom card from the first spread is showing up in the first position for where I am now in my personal harvesting season, Nine of Pentacles. A woman who seems to be very content in her garden with a bird sitting on her left hand, apparently used to be there and not afraid of her. Since its a nine it usually signify that you’re at the end of a cycle (I’m not that into numerology so don’t expect any fancy interpretations in that way all of a sudden). So I can be content with what I’ve accomplished so far in many ways. There are still things to harvest but there isn’t as much rush around it right now. This is more a time for reflecting, thinking things through and see if there is something I’m missing or needs to be done a little later. Just be here and now, let things seep in and let whatever messages that are on their way come to you in whatever way they choose to come.

My last big harvest is represented by Life Renewed (Judgement) and this is a young girl with a wreath of leaves and flowers in her hair, or maybe a branch that stretches in front of her forehead so it looks like it is a wreath. She holds her right hand outstretched with an acorn in her palm, and it is sprouting. So apparently I’ve done something right along the way. Young one is growing up, getting more secure and finding her way in the world more and more, I’ve seen all the phases of life from seed to dust, and starting all over again and I’m still here to see that seed grow and making her way. But it’s not just about her, it’s about me feeling that I might be able to take new steps out in the world too after all that happened several years ago. We all act differently, and become affected differently. So time to see what will grow from that acorn, a new oak perhaps, but oaks doesn’t grow where I live so there will be something else perhaps?

The third card is about something I can harvest now and is represented by Four of Wands, a card I usually associate with celebrations, fun and friends, or rituals of some sort. Well, as I write this it is Fall Equinox, daughters birthday isn’t that far away so there will be celebrations. And, oh almost forgot, we are going to a baptizing this weekend! So there will be much joy, relaxed environments and happiness. Ok, we are pagans, but that doesn’t matter since it’s daughters big sis who’s baptizing her first, so of course we have to be there even if she isn’t my biological daughter. Time to meet some people I haven’t seen in person or been in touch with, for a long time.

What can I harvest at Samhain position is The Hanged Man. A man who’s very calm and content as most are. At Samhain I could probably harvest something that required that I took a different view on things, see it from another perspective. In some way finding a new way of looking at my own situation and what I might be able to do about it. Not necessarily rushing into that new way of seeing things, but pondering it, looking inside and adjusting to this new picture of my world.

Another card that comes back from the previous spread, The Blasted Beech (The Tower). But this time it is what I have to put aside for the Winter, so what do you put aside for winter when things are falling down around you? Insight, whatever I find out about myself or anything else in the previous position this is what I can work on during the winter. The things I get a new perspective on and no matter how scary it might feel, I have to deal with it. Apparently it’s an aha moment, but nothing I can or will rush into because it will take time to build up this new foundation and stability. Be prepared to handle this new or changed situation.

Mabon Eight of Pentacles

Mabon Eight of Pentacles

Something I need to sow for next year comes in the form of Eight of Pentacles. An earth card for me but apparently a very fiery and creative card for the creator of this deck. This man stands at a fire with a metal plate of some sort, probably still hot since he’s holding it with a pair of pliers. He looks thoughtful, as if he’s trying to figure out how he feels about this ”medallion” he’s just created. Is it good enough or does it need improvement or change? Make a new one? Put my knowledge and experience to work, find a way to put it to use next year when the seeds are sprouting again. Learn what have to be learnt if something is missing, try and try again if you fail. There is always something new to learn and somehow things will turn out good if I only try and not let fear keep me down and away from the possibilities. Keeping my eyes and ears open for whatever comes my way.

Read Full Post »

Just to catch up, here are some of the photos from August. And no, those “spider webs” are not actual spiders I’ve been told, instead it’s some caterpillar and it’s all over the place at those times. Funny enough it always seems to be a very moist and misty day when you really see them, and it gives a little eerie touch to it all. Like you have stepped into a fairytale of some sort. A friend of mine actually said that the faerie’s had their laundry day and hung it up to dry. Of course she was joking, but I sort of like the thought, triggering the imagination of tiny creatures going about their business and trying to finish things up before it’s too cold and winter makes it impossible to do certain stuff because of the temperatures and snow.

The photos of the full moon was taken around 9-9.30pm and my camera isn’t the best with photos late at night with little natural or artificial light so there was a lot of testing and hoping there would be some good ones coming out of it. That evening was really special, so much energy moving around. Felt the presence of many creatures there along the path where I walked. Hearing the waves gently roll and the wind blowing. Magical.

August boat on the river

August boat on the river

August sunshine on the river

August sunshine on the river

August misty morning

August misty morning

August spiderwebs in the forest

August spider webs in the forest

August spiderweb

August spiderweb

August where does it lead?

August where does it lead?

August

August

August birds

August birds

August full moon among the branches

August full moon among the branches

August full moon over water

August full moon over water

August full moon over water again

August full moon over water again

Read Full Post »

Or Lugh or Lughnasadh was this weekend. The first harvest of the year and we are thankful for what is given so far and what is still to come. Whatever we want to call it or how we decide to celebrate or not, is each and everyone’s business. I read something about this with how we are so centered around these celebrations of the wheel of the year, even when it doesn’t fit in with where we live and the seasons there. I can sort of agree with that writing on Patheos and understand the way he’s thinking. We have to look at where we are living and figure out how this wheel fits in where we live. Where I live it fits in pretty fine, just some adjustments here and there. I might not be able to, or it’s not the right time, to sow some seeds as early as it is said in some texts, but I can think about and imagine those seeds that awaits the coming season instead. Lammas or Lugh is about harvest and it’s easy to start thinking fall and colder weather, but for me living here it’s still a month of summer left even if we can have the first blueberries, strawberries and such. But they are the first harvest and a gift from our Mother. And yes, I’m thankful for it. Here’s a spread I found searching the net, Furioushorde and First Harvest Spread.

Lammas Spread

Lammas Spread

I used Tarot of the Sidhe again by Emily Carding as in the previous post.

….1

..2…3

.4……5

6…8…7

 

 

Lammas Spread pos 1

Lammas Spread pos 1

1 Glowing. What is the most nourishing fruit (skill, offering to the world, ability) that you carry right now?

The Hermit

A nourishing fruit with this person who usually withdraws from the rest of the world to find inner truths and knowledge? Or just wants to hide from the world? This one is in a boat looking back at us over his/her shoulder and pointing with the right hand towards an island with a single tree at the top and some sort of ”portal” to its right. There is a spiral in the ”water” to the left of the boat and maybe some sort of torch at the bow with an icy blue light. But I would still say that even if it is keeping away from the world, it has a meaning despite it all, to find something that will help others in some way in their lives or on their paths. A deeper knowing that might be lost if you had to stay among the buzz and stir of the ”real” world. That fruit can only be found if I set foot on that island, wherever it is, so I can walk that path up to the tree. Perhaps a visit to that portal too? Lets see where it leads, maybe there is some moment of insight hiding in my mind and heart?

Lammas Spread pos 2

Lammas Spread pos 2

2 First Reaping. What are you harvesting? What are the fruits of your labor? This may include completed projects, overcoming personal obstacles, and abundance of all kinds.

The Empress

What I’m harvesting with The Empress as my guide? She’s standing there clad in the colors and patterns of the Earth, holding a flower in her outstretched left hand, her right hand protectively over her abdomen where a spiral shape is glowing. She’s Goddess and mother, Gaia and whatever names we have given her during all our time here on Earth. I don’t know really what I’m harvesting, but there is something it tells me, something that has been growing and maturing slowly in its own time. No use rushing it because it wouldn’t allow me to anyway. It’s like I’m sucking in all that I need for this fall to come, light, warmth, security, confidence in that whatever I’m going to do will turn out ok. Something tells me that it has something to do with family, well two humans and a cat in this case, and that it is about time to let go now, let the young one stand on her own two feet more, let her find her own way more and more, I will be there for her whenever she needs me, but she’s growing older and must believe in herself now and not hold my hand every step on her way.

Lammas Spread pos 3

Lammas Spread pos 3

3 Scythe. What are the tools at your disposal to gather your harvest? Tools include your professional and personal skills, your magickal practice, and your own perseverance.

The High Priestess

Her hair forms the moon crescent, a rainbow arches between her hands and there is a flame in her abdomen and an open book she’s sitting on. A spiral in the water underneath her. I have knowledge, intuition and creativity to light my way and the way of others if need be. Those are the ones I have to lean on to harvest what is to come. Follow what I belive is the right thing to do and if I need to, look for it in other sources within or without. I’m the priestess and in a physical way the mother, the young one is still a child, a maiden to find her own ways in life one step at a time. Searching for assistance and reassurance from higher powers and that they will watch over my young one as she and her friends starts at a bigger school this fall.

Lammas Spread pos 4

Lammas Spread pos 4

4 Ripening. What is still ripening? What needs time to further mature?

The Sun

With these people spiraling up around the hill towards the tree on the top and the sun surrounding it and a spiral in it there is still a way before we’re up there. There are birds, flowers, dragonflies, a hare and probably all kinds of living and growing things here. The summer isn’t over yet and there is still time to let things come to their fruition and harvest. Play, have fun, move around, look at what is still around you and who is with you. There will be days that you can’t do that because of school and work, but for now, let go and follow the energy.

 

 

 

Lammas Spread pos 5

Lammas Spread pos 5

5 Changing. What is changing within you as the dark of the year waxes?

Dreamer Two ”Half-Moon Truce” (2 of Swords)

Sort of fitting picture for this position. A ”full” moon with half the face dark and half light, underneath a magpie with wings spread and underneath some green mountains. So this is a time of balancing even if the time of the year isn’t really there yet. But even so there are things that might be in the shadow that needs to come out in the light and some things that might have been too obvious to be seen even if they have been right under my nose. It feels like I’m in a position where I have to really think about what I want, where I want to go and do with what I have. Necessary for me and for those around me, but most of all for me. There is something I should do, or need to do that will help me further on even if it might not really seem like it has any importance in the here and now. Strange feeling anyway, I’m going somewhere, and will do something, but I have no idea what it is. Making me a little nervous, but changes always seems to be a little scary even when you now they are for your own good.

Lammas Spread pos 6

Lammas Spread pos 6

6 Giving. What ways can you share your abundance?

Warrior Three ”Alignment” (3 of Wands)

These people are standing in front of a portal where the sun is setting behind it and shines through it and the rays stretching out to make a frame. Above is a crescent and three stars shining. They are hailing the setting sun in some way. It says ”Alignment” on the card. What can I share with this in mind? One of the meanings of the word alignment is to line up, so people in a que waiting to place an order or have some assistance with something? Money isn’t a big asset here so no, I don’t think so, and a fire element isn’t really about economy, more like hands on practical help or assistance with things. Doing things for others, or create something for others. Getting creative? Trying to finish some projects laying around here waiting for the right time perhaps? It wont give me any money, but perhaps joy and happiness for those who are to have it? Requires some creative kicks from me then. And if I had been able to it would have been the perfect time around the blue moon we just had, but next full moon I will try to be finished with one of those projects. I can share my love for friends and family with a touch of Goddess and God, some magical stuff too.

Lammas Spread pos 7

Lammas Spread pos 7

7 Receiving. What do you need to receive more of in your life? In other words, what are you most resistant to changing and accepting in that process of change?

Dreamer Ten ”Desolation” (10 of Swords)

That isn’t the most fun card in the deck, no. For those who’s not familiar with this deck but the RWS, think 10 of Swords there and you’ll get the feeling. The word here is ”Desolation” and it sure looks like that. A bleeding red ”sun” with a several, trees tumbling down, red eyes and a river of ”blood” and hands stretching up from it. I certainly hope I don’t need any more of that energy in my life! No, I think it’s the opposite, I need to change, stop feeling sorry for myself, getting out of my hermit stage and try to do something in the outer world, and it’s scary and turning things around for me in ways I don’t know how they will end up. Even bad situations turns into familiar feelings and actions and whatever is ”normal” for the rest of the world feels frightening for those who doesn’t know any other. Even if I don’t like to look in the book for help I did, and it is much more clear to me and puts my feelings into words that I didn’t find myself. Some of the keywords are: Endings, Depression, Death, Clearing and there is a short poem to each card and this one is, and for me it’s so obvious:

”So all must bleed and melt away,

Before the dawning of the day,

The tree must fall in land forlorn,

This Dream must die to be reborn…”

Lammas Spread pos 8

Lammas Spread pos 8

8 Descending. As the dark year waxes, what do you need to focus on between now and the Autumnal Equinox to prepare?

Warrior Two ”Power Awakes” (2 of Wands)

Here we have a male figure sitting crossed legged or standing in some sort of balancing act with arms crossed and from each hand there is fire energy going out forming dragons crossing each other. He is standing/sitting where the road parts and you have to choose where to go, left, right or stay there. Going back is also an alternative, but I don’t think you would be allowed to do that when you get here. This is what I have to focus on between now and the Autumnal Equinox, what road will I follow? I don’t have to decide here and now, but I need to think it over, meditate on it and perhaps do a spread or two, think out loud with friends if need be. Power Awakes the card says and I think so too, something is waking up and I have no choice left now, it’s either right or left and no turning back. I don’t think it’s a matter of right or wrong either, just a choice to carry me forward and see where we end up.

Lots of things to think of, see where some of these happenings will bring us as a family and as individuals. Sorting things out during the days to come and be more open to what I feel, also signs around me that will be special, symbolic, for me.

 

 

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »