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Oh, and that is? I guess  there are some going off right now. In this case it’s a challenge stretching over a month.

Of course, that’s why it’s called a monthly challenge, but then what?

I found this on Instagram thanks to a friend that had started it too. A monthly challenge could really be about anything, to publish a photo each day of a special theme or motif, or answer a question every day about  yourself or some specific area.

This monthly challenge had the tag #TarotMentors and have three specific dates, the 1st, 11th and 21st. What you are supposed to do on June 1st is to pick a tarot deck you wanted to work with, shuffle the cards and pull a card. This is a mentor card, a card that contain a special lesson or message for us. It can turn out very differently depending on what kind of person you are, what deck you use and all the other factors that can have a saying in it. The idea is that you are to work with this card until June 11th, then you pick a new mentor card for a 10-day period. I might add that you can pick a card yourself, instead of the random choice, maybe you have some sort of “stalker” card and want to have an idea of what it has to tell you, take your chance.

But what? Are you just supposed to sit there with a card, one and the same, to meditate, think and try to understand what it want to tell you for 10 days?!

No, each day, or at least a couple of times during these days, you are supposed to take out your mentor card, put it back in the deck you are using, shuffle the cards until you are satisfied, and then look it up. You turn the cards face up just to make it easier, and search the deck until you find the mentor card, pick that out and the two cards that are beside it on either side. These two neighboring cards are cards that together with the mentor card will give some extra information for the lesson or message that you need to deal with. And this is what I’m planning to do, hopefully with one every day if nothing else happens.

This is what I’ve got so far, just on the second day, so… my mentor card is the 10 of Air from Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert.

Gaian Tarot #TarotMentor

June 1, 2017 Gaian Tarot

Tonight I pulled my mentors card for the 10 days to come, it became the Ten of Air from the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. What would it like to make me think about really? This isn’t the typical RWS picture with someone on the ground with the 10 swords sticking out their body, instead you see an evening or morning sky where the sun is low outside the picture and it colors the clouds in shades of yellow and pink. Over this picture there is a V-formation of geese, forming that familiar plow, and they look like silhouettes.

Air for me is the element of thoughts, ideas, and the intellectual areas really. It has the not so positive sides too of course, to not thinking things through or using words to hurt or harm or cause problems. Communication is important, but sometimes you have to broaden your horizons with it too, not stay put in one place. Get some perspectives on where you are and where you are heading, not stay on the ground and put your head into the nearest bush and pretend that the world doesn’t concern you.

June 2, 2017

The cards flanking the mentor card today is The Fool and Seven of Fire. Something that deals with starting something new or finding a new path and something that seem to be about creating, to shape or re-shape something.

The Fool card is in some ways a traditional RWS card. The stick with that bundle on it, that you see the person standing higher up, but then it differs. This is clearly a girl or young woman and she’s standing looking out over the landscape that spreads out below, fully aware of the fact that it’s steep here, even though grass is softer than the cliffs and rocks. Instead of a dog it is a fox and swallows darting around like acrobats in the air. A river winds its way and show that even if we have some sort of goal set in our minds, maybe the way there isn’t as straight as we would like or wish for sometimes. Just like water we might have to take the best way, the one with the least resistance, just to have a chance to get to our destination.

Seven of Fire would in a RWS have been Wands, and had a completely different look. If I don’t remember all wrong, that card has a person standing higher up and seem to be fighting off or challenging some others below, those might not always be visible, but you can see their spears or wands directed towards the person standing higher up on a rock or something. This card is a smith, a female one, standing there hammering on a piece of glowing iron. Something is about to be created, re-shaped, turning to something new out of the old. We can be both the creator and the thing being created, formed after need and desire, formed after life and the experiences we get along the way. The fire is both destructive and creative, the question could be, what is to be created? Are we helping out or just standing there and follow someone else’s direction, being led without any will of our own, or is this my will, what I want and really feel that I want to create? What do I really want? Where do I want to go, what do I want to create, achieve?

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I finally decided to use two decks and two, well three, different spreads. The first one is the Elder of Fire spread by Joanna Powell Colbert and I used her Gaian Tarot of course. I can’t help it but it feels right for this spread. Perhaps it has to do with the Elder of Fire card she used to present the spread? If you would like to take a look you will find the link here.

And just to get an idea of what it looks like and the positions I’ll give you them here and the photo I took of the cards I got.

Samhain Elder of Fire Spread

Samhain Elder of Fire Spread

4….5

…3

1….2

  1. Offering: What or who is dead or dying, that you need to honor?
  2. Challenge: What task does the Elder of Fire ask of you?
  3. Center: Where do you find your center of power?
  4. Opening: What new sweetness is wafting in on the scent of burning herbs?
  5. Wisdom: What secrets do the ancestors whisper to you during this season of All Hallows?

For those of you who like to add the bottom and top card for extra influence these are the ones I got, bottom – 5 of Fire, top – 4 of Earth.

For the Offering position I found Elder of Air (King of Swords) who is standing on what seems to be a plain under open sky, playing a flute while a moth is flying off. So what is dead or dying that I need to honor with this card? I would say that there is some old things that I’ve been carrying around with in my mind and this elderly man is playing the tunes that I will recognize if I just listen and quiet down my chattering mind. Let whatever is holding you back go, there have been some things in life that really tripped me but this will be ok if I just come to terms with it and see the lesson and how far I have come since.

A challenge then, something the Elder of Fire asks of me in the form of Guardian of Air (Queen of Swords) who sits on a hilltop with a white owl soaring in behind her. She confirms what the Guardian already is telling me. Let go, listen to the sounds, let whatever has been holding you back in your mind fly. Take the wisdom and teachings from the situations and let the rest go.

My center of power is represented by The Emperor, that man who is making those beautiful carvings on that pillar. So what could that be then? What is my center of power? Is it that pillar that he is decorating or am I the man himself? Capable of keeping focused on the tasks at hand and at the same time creating a home, a sense of safety and comfort? I could probably do a lot more creative stuff too if I really got around to do it. And making much better on the creating a home part.

Something that will open up for something new, something sweeter is 7 of Fire. Well, sweet isn’t really the first word that pops up in my mind about this young woman who is working as a blacksmith. Creative, strong and do know what she want and how she want it would be more fitting perhaps. You have choices on how to do things, but sometimes you have to be open for changes since your plan might not really follow every step on your list. Maybe there have to be some flexibility too, depending on the material you are working with you have to follow that too somehow. It might have some ideas of its own. Something is about to be created if I’m just open to what is offered.

The wisdom of the ancestors, the message from them, is coming from the 2 of Waters. An older woman standing close to a waterfall and a white dog or wolf is standing with her two front paws up against her shoulders. There is a connection between them, a bond, love, trust and a feeling of oneness. They share a life and might even be at that point where you share thoughts and feelings, if it’s an animal you start to feel/know what they are thinking, what they want and how they want it, or get mental images. Feel the balance, the love and trust you share with others, humans as well as non-humans, nature and all her beings. Share your love and your gifts.

Another spread I tried, or two really, comes from Bonnie Cehovet and she created these two, a reading and a meditation and since the number of cards are few it’s easier to do than starting off doing some 10-15 cards in each spread when there is Trick or Treaters behind the door a little now and then. I can tell you, a little off topic, that the cat feels very confused over this running in the stairs outside the doors, and the little human coming and going. What is this?! At least he’s not like Pooka in the latest story about him, who is so afraid of the Trick or Treaters he want to go and hide somewhere, even trying a carved out pumpkin. The real ghosts on the other hand are not a problem. They are, as he describes, just family and friends visiting and do no harm.

Back to the spreads we go. This is what it looks like and what the positions talk about:

Halloween Spread

Halloween Spread

1 2 3 4

1. My conscious self on this night.

2. My unconscious self on this night.

3. What my Guides want to tell me.

4. What the Void wants to tell me.

5. What I need to take from this night.

I used Hidden Realm (I tend to mix the name up with Hidden Path by Raven Grimassi and Mickie Mueller, so if you find that name somewhere around, it’s just me). Bottom card was Knight of Pentacles and I forgot to write down the top card.

My conscious self on this night is represented by Five of Wands, several young fae climbing a tree and all having different expressions of face and body. The one that catches my eyes the most is the one closest who looks a little afraid, or at least careful. Perhaps wondering about how safe it will be to go higher up or if its best to stay where he/she is or maybe even go back down to the ground. So it is sort of me actually, not sure about how far I can go, or if I can handle the situations at hand. Thinking before acting usually, even if I can be a dreamer or be spontaneous, being practical and cautious is mostly me.

My unconscious self this night is Ten of Wands, a young boy with painted face and right arm holding an egg that seems to be fiery in color. He looks at you and it’s hard to determine what is going on in his mind. Being careful isn’t a bad thing, but sometimes it’s good to take chances, see what will happen, find out what you have in that egg of yours. Is it a dragon? A phoenix? Something that would create something new in your world and life? Maybe it’s time to not be so cautious and take a chance, see what that egg can turn out to become?

My guides wants to tell me something through the Queen of Cups, a mature woman who is holding her cup out towards us. She has a slight smile on her face, but I have the feeling that I am the one who has to make a choice of approaching her or not. She will wait until I make that first move and perhaps ask her for something, look down in her chalice and see what it holds for me. I have known sorrow and grief, but also joy, laughter and love, it’s time to find my way again.

The Void is telling me through the King of Swords that this is the time for making decisions, mentally at least. Keeping focused on the things that are important to remember and not letting things of less importance come in the way. Work with the others in this spread and see what you can make out of all this. Keep your cool and not letting too much emotion run off with me.

What I need to take with me from this night is The Blasted Beech (The Tower), and it might seem harsh to some, but on the other hand, if things are too stagnant or you rely to much on an imaginary safety, it might be time to shake things up a little and see what isn’t as stable as I might think. It can be scary to let go, or pull down things that has been forever and gives a sense of false security but building it up again can make it more stable and finding new and better ways to do things.

So over to the meditation then, same deck, different cards.

Halloween Meditation

Halloween Meditation

1-2-3

1. The Seeker’s physical world.

2. The message from the void.

3. The Seeker’s spiritual world.

For my physical world I found The Star, there is hope and I can look forward to what is coming. See that there is light in the end of the tunnel and a new world opening.

Message from the void is Ten of Pentacles that says find your holy places, relax, feel secure and at peace with your surroundings.

My spiritual world is Two of Pentacles that says to me that I should put down my roots and come closer to the ground and see both what is in the open and what hides deeper down. See more than what is on the surface.

I had to take a break between doing the Elder of Fire spread and the others since someone, guess who, decided it was a nice spot to lay down on… I’ll give you some clues: black, furry, yellow eyes, thinks he is the center of creation. Oh yes, him!

Cat helper for Samhain

Cat helper for Samhain

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Talk about a problem – or not – really. Most people would not consider this a problem at all, or a very minor one at most. But if you own several decks and you are torn between several for use this time of year and for some specific spreads, then you can end up doing like Lisa at Seer Pathways did with some of her decks too, so I’m using her idea of making a choice of deck for tomorrow. On the list there is Dark Fairytale, Ghost & Spirits Tarot, Gaian Tarot (not a very Samhain theme, but…), Ghost Tarot, and yet another not very seasonal, Hidden Path Tarot. And yes, I do have Halloween Tarot, but it seems it has gone hiding for the moment.

Deck 1 Dark Fairytale

Deck 1 Dark Fairytale

So I started out with letting the cards tell me pros and cons of working together tomorrow and got for the Dark Fairytale Fool for pros and Temperance for cons.

What’s up with that? I would probably get some fresh ideas and ways of thinking about things, but on the other hand I might not get so much help in finding balance and what to focus on perhaps. Or get to focused so nothing happens in the end.

Deck 2 Ghost & Spirits

Deck 2 Ghost & Spirits

Ghosts and Spirits, where I find Page of Wands for pros and Death for cons. Ok, and what are we talking here then? I think that I would probably get some suggestions on what to do, and how to handle the messages or visitors that might show up. The cons would be… Death? Transformation in one way or the other, but I might find it too ”hands on” at this time. Even if there are things that needs to change I might not be ready for them, or feel intimidated by the messages.

Deck 3 Gaian Tarot

Deck 3 Gaian Tarot

Gaian then. What will this deck have to say about working together tomorrow? The 2 of Fire for pros and Child of Earth for cons. Well, this will be a lot of energy coming my way for pros, but in a balanced way, opposites attract and I would probably see things that would be of benefit in more ways than one. On the con side we find this little boy who is looking at an apple, feeling its texture and having the scent in his nose. Yes, it’s a nice feeling, but maybe I would be to obsessed with details instead of seeing the whole?

Just a sidenote. When I was putting the cards back in their pouch I noticed one card was reversed, and since I seldom use reversed cards this is very obvious when I see it. Turns out that it was that beautiful butterfly from the Ace of Air. Have to see what that could have to say a little later.

Deck 4 Ghost Tarot

Deck 4 Ghost Tarot

So we come to the Ghost Tarot, used once so far, so this will be interesting. Cups for both cards, pros is 4 of Cups and cons are Queen of Cups. Interesting. So on the pro side I would perhaps be able to open my eyes up for what is offered to me and not just looking at what I have lost or that I’m missing but on the con side I would have a hard time breaking out of emotional baggage that still lingers on. Or get to emotional?

Deck 5 Tarot of the Hidden Realm

Deck 5 Tarot of the Hidden Realm

Last one in the line, and the latest one in my collection and never used by me yet, Tarot of the Hidden Realm. Perhaps try an interview with it first if I choose to use this one? So this deck is offering me these two cards, 6 of Wands and 4 of Wands as opposed to Cups only in Ghost Tarot. So the pros would be sort of a freedom to approach whatever comes up, fear or courage doesn’t matter, just be open to what is coming and take it from there. Cons doesn’t seem to difficult really, it’s just a question of holding my grounds, letting my creative side flow without fear of doing anything wrong.

So, with these cards from each deck, which one would you choose? I haven’t decided just yet, but I have my ideas. And maybe I will add one oracle deck also, just don’t know which one I will put my hands on. I have a special love for Ravynne Phelan and her Messenger Oracle, so it might be that one.

 

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So there hasn’t been much written by me lately, again I might add. But the funeral of my uncle is over with and our warmer days seems to have gone into hiding too. We even had some snow late last night and some of it was still here when we woke up. Colder weather so nothing unusual, typical May here.

Beltane then, I guess I don’t have to write so much about it really, there are so many people who are better at that who have already done so, Google is a great help for it. For once the weather was really great, sunshine, a little chill in the air but nothing you can’t find clothes for and me and daughter got on our bikes and even found a fire burning, and lots of people already there celebrating or just being there because that is what you do on that day. I wasn’t much different when I was a kid, it was fun but nothing I really knew the reason for, it was just a tradition. I didn’t go into any deeper aspects of Beltane with my daughter, just some interesting to know stuff why fires are lit, to have good crops later and that the animals would live and prosper. We had some fun at least, found some people we knew and talking some and then home and get a cup of tea and something to eat. I have some photos further down of that evening.

I found a spread for Beltane that I would have loved to try out then, but since I didn’t look at my e-mails earlier I missed it. It is from LoveDove Tarot and this is my interpretation of it with Gaian Tarot.

Beltane Goddess Mojo Tarot

Beltane Goddess Mojo Tarot

1. This symbolises your Chi/Life force right now. This is what your energy is tied up in or how it currently expresses itself.

The Emperor/The Builder

It is building, creating, finding ways of building my home, family and what to do about our future. And I think that sometimes I get so caught up in the details that I miss out on the full picture around me, the whole of my existence, my life. I have a home, fine, I have a lovely daughter and wonderful mum and younger brother. That is also great so that is not anything I have to put any major energy into. But I get caught up in the smaller things that is important in one way or another, but maybe not helping me along, getting me out there and do something more. And at the same time I love doing those little small things that might not make a difference to anyone else but me or those around that know/see the difference or understand what it is all about.

2. This card symbolises the blessing that is there for you to invoke on Beltane. This is Fire from Heaven but can sometimes come in a very different and non-fiery form. Either way, if it does look more like a challenge, it will be something that will unblock your Chi flow.

Three of Air

Books, pencils, tarot decks, oracle ones, time and space, writing and getting caught up in the words that either comes as a previous thought or just flows from your fingers without really making a stop at your conscious part of the brain. This isn’t very fiery, as in making things like running or creating things in more of moving around ways. So I don’t know if this is to be seen as a challenge or something else, just doing something that would be a blessing for me. Be creative in a way that suits me better than some other ways perhaps. Writing, using words, pictures, photos, having my own space where I create whatever comes through my “hands”. Maybe that would also get my Chi flowing again, getting outside finding some inspiration and then finding a quite spot somewhere and write whatever comes to mind. But where am I supposed to go with this? Time will tell.

3. The ‘Fire proof container’ card symbolises an influence in your life that you can harness in order to avoid burnout. It’s a protective energy. It could also symbolize a supportive person or an attitude you need to adopt if one of the court cards are found there.

Nine of Water

A woman standing in a cave with her arms stretched out welcoming, or hailing, the incoming light, all the elements are there from rock, to water, air and the warmth of the sun. The importance of being in balance with myself and my surroundings. I need to get out in the world, but I have to take it one step at a time and feel grounded and centered in myself, know that I can get in touch with Mother Earth and Father Sky anytime I need it and wherever I am at the time.

4. The Fire (if invoked) will burn away whatever is symbolized by this card, in order to free up more of your Life force energy.

Three of Earth

There is friendship and joy, the joy of doing things together, sharing the special times with creating and taking care of the blessings we have. So what is to be burnt away here? Friendship? Creating things with others? No, not really that, there is something else here, more of burning away the idea that I will wait for other people with similar interests to share moments like these with. Hm, how will I put this so it will come out right? I can’t sit around waiting for people to come and invite me to things like these, or finding them somewhere close, it would be better to start out on my own to begin with and then see what will happen. If there is people around who shares my ideas they will come, but if not at least I have done something myself. And that this might not be my best, working with herbs and such. There are so many other things to do besides that even if I find it interesting.

5. The Fire (if invoked) will feed this element in your life. This is where you should focus more effort in the next couple of months.

Elder of Earth (King)

An elderly woman at her spinning wheel out in the yard with fruit trees and a deer in the background. Is this what I should focus more on? Creating something, feeling like I’m doing something for myself and nature, creating a foundation for things to come. Preparing the material needed and just feel grounded and knowing the wheel is turning, ever turning to bring us further on with our threads of fate and life. This is something that will be interesting to find out, what and where?

6. +7. These two cards expand on card 5.

Eight of Air + Justice

So what are these two expanding on for what I need to focus on in the next couple of months? First card is a group of people sitting outside listening to the man who is holding the talking stick and perhaps he is teaching a lesson, or just explaining things, sharing his viewpoint on something they have been talking about. The other card is a man dressed in loose fitting clothes holding a burning heart in his right hand and a feather in his left. He is standing above running water with several animals around him and some beautiful flowers. He is balance between heart and mind, nature and humanity, Heaven and Earth. Keep the balance both inside and outside. Be willing to listen to what is said around you in the times to come, there are many wise words hidden and if you are willing to listen and wait for your turn to talk there is much to discover. During this time find your balance and get in touch with nature, listen to what it has to say to you while you find your inner balance between heart and mind.

Bottom card: Elder of Fire, Top card: Two of Water

This first photo was taken on a walk on my way into the central parts of town and I couldn’t resist taking it, so special. The three after that are taken at Beltane and the photo that looks like the ground is on fire is actually taken by my 8 year old daughter. A friend of ours said that with a little imagination you could see the head of a Chinese dragon, and I can only agree. Can you see it?

The four cards after that is taken on May 1st when I was taking a walk around where I live, I think I found a new friend! It looked like a snake peaking up along the tree, a true natures art. And the last photos are taken at my dads childhood home.

Another world or dimension?

Another world or dimension?

The fire from a little distance

The fire from a little distance

Closer to the fire

Closer to the fire

Forest fire, or a dragon head waking up with spring celebration?

Forest fire, or a dragon head waking up with spring celebration?

Not time for a bath yet

Not time for a bath yet

Just a walk along the river

Just a walk along the river

A new friend looking up

A new friend looking up

What it looked like from the other side

What it looked like from the other side

Scilla siberica first flowers out around the house

Scilla siberica first flowers out around the house

Rhubarb slowly coming up

Rhubarb slowly coming up

Mice and their work during winter

Mice and their work during winter

Crocus

Crocus

 

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A friend of mine and I have planned, many times, that we would work with a deck we both have and try to get to know it and learn some on the way. So finally this might be coming to realisation. The deck we both have is Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert, so the next thing to solve is: what to do? We talked and came to the conclusion that we are neither of us a real newbie in these areas, and we didn’t want to work with too big a project either. So what to do yet again. Books, spreads, what? I have been doing tarot for a lot more years than she does and obviously I have collected more decks and more books. But we did come to think of the book Tarot for Yourself by Mary K Greer (tarot celebs wherever you look) and finally decided on “A story through the Suits”. The idea is to sort of create a story with the help of your cards and the Celtic Cross. I’m no big fan of the CC but it’s been some time since I worked with it and in this particular area it is an excellent tool.

Main Character - Guardian of Water

Main Character – Guardian of Water

First of all you would either choose a card from the Court Cards or pick one at random that would become the main character that this story will be about. I chose to pick a random card and found myself with the Guardian of Water (Queen of Cups in an ordinary deck). This mature lady in the water will tell her story for me, or something anyway. We’ll see if it turns out to be anything at all or if I’m getting completely stuck somewhere.

And on we go with or story/CC.

The Celtic Cross - what is in the story

The Celtic Cross – what is in the story

Cards 1 and 2 are Six of Air (Swords) and Five of Fire (Wands) and they will describe the conflict in this story.

Card 3, Nine of Water (Cups), represents something that our main character doesn’t know, which is at the base of the matter.

Card 4, Guardian of Earth (Queen of Pentacles), represents something from her past that must let go.

Card 5, Five of Water (Cups), represents what is on her mind.

Card 6, Elder of Earth (King of Pentacles), represents what comes next.

Card 7, Four of Air (Swords), represents the self-image of the main character.

Card 8, Three of Air (Swords), represents the environment.

Card 9, Ten of Earth (Pentacles), represents the lesson to be learned – what change the character must go through.

Card 10, Seven of Earth (Pentacles), suggests the ending.

Just to have some fun I looked at both bottom and top cards from the pile and found Child of Fire (Page of Wands) and Ten of Water (Cups). Maybe they will have something to add here?

Then it’s just making my mind up on how to write, what to write, other people and events that might be in here to make a story out of it. Keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck!

The Cat helping out

The Cat helping out

It wasn’t simple to come this far I can tell you. First I sat here watching the snow fall, not horizontally any longer, and trying to get the cards in order when I hear a funny noise from the kitchen. I had put some black and red currants to boil, I’m going to do some glogg (should be two dots over the o, I know, but it will look funny later perhaps when you try to read it) with them. So trying to get free from the table hitting my toes in one of the legs, jumping over a surprised cat and taking care of the smaller accident when it boiled over. So back to the cards, try to take some photos and not being happy about the light. Just to find “Santa’s little helper” come bouncing along and happily crash on top of the cards. He figured I needed to see and hear him instead of doing all that not so necessary stuff… why on Earth be in the kitchen and holding the camera when you can be with the cat?! As he hadn’t got all the attention he wanted before! To bad there wasn’t anyone home besides me, human that is, when I tried to first clear out his litter box and then wash my hair. Crouching to clean said litter box I just hear a grunt and then he’s behind my shoulders looking curiously at what I’m doing. Not the least interested in getting down I went over to the bath tub and started to wash my hair. No, not all of me was in the shower this time. And while I’m doing all the stuff with shampoo and that I can feel how he just started one of his favourite games – catch the tail! It’s not my idea of having fun, not when it’s my back he is putting those needle sharp claws in! I guess it must have looked really funny for a bystander, if it had been anyone there at the moment. So I hope you at least got a laugh out of it.

 

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I know, haven’t been here for a long time. Might blame it on the holidays, but that’s not the only reason. I just haven’t had the inspiration or the energy for it. Simple as that. And part of it has to do with having a daughter who’s been having her time off school during the holidays and being a night person too… not much time or chances to work on my own then. But now I’m back and hope I can find something more to write about.

 

Red sky in the morning ...

Red sky in the morning … (Photo credit: wallygrom)

 

So to start with I used a spread called Year Ahead Spread by Joanna Powell Colbert. Found it at her Gaian Circle forum. It’s a little different from those I’ve been using before (mostly a modified Celtic Cross). This one is using a year card. And that is? some of you might wonder right now. If you’re familiar with numerology it’s quite simple. Just use this year, 2013, instead of your birth year and add day and month and you’ve got it. And for those of you that doesn’t, here is a fast one:  Add the digits of your birth month and day, and add the new year. For example 1 of September 2013 (1+9+2+0+1+3) and you will have 16, The Tower or go a step further and you’ll have 1+6=The Chariot (or as it’s called in the Book of Shadows Tarot, Transformation). As you can see in my spread I’ve used The Tower as my card. And I used Druidcraft for this one.

 

Year Card

 

…1…2…3…4

 

……..5…6

 

7…8…9…10…11

 

……12…13

 

  1. Page of Wands – What issue do I need to focus on during the coming year to bring growth and wisdom into my life?
  2. 4 of Wands – What positive energy (or helping energy) will flow my way? (2 cards; read the positive aspects of the Year Card plus another)
  3. 10 of Wands – How will I be challenged? (2 cards;  read the shadow aspects of the Year card, plus another)
  4. Death – What or who will help me?
  5. 5 of Wands – What energies am I releasing with the Old Year?
  6. 4 of Pentacles – What will help me release that energy?
  7. 7 of Cups – What’s the energy around my Health in the coming year?
  8. 10 of Swords – What’s the energy around Relationships in the coming  year?
  9. The Lady – What’s the energy around my Work/Career in the coming year?
  10. 6 of Cups – What’s the energy around my Finances in the coming year?
  11. Page of Cups – What’s up for me on my Spiritual Path in the coming year?
  12. 4 of Cups – What can I do to have a successful year?
  13. Queen of Swords – What wisdom can emerge for me during the year to come?

 

What I need to focus on during this year will be a lot about daring to go forward, be active and show the world that I exist and what I know, what I have with me that can be of interest for others. To be seen and follow the path I feel is right for me.

 

The positive or helping energy that flows my way this year might be the feeling that there will be insights that I wont have to run around like mad to find. Rather try to slow down and narrow things to focus on a smaller area at a time. Somehow I will be showed where the most important things are.

 

The challenges that will come in my way this year will probably be found in the fact that I have to do so much more this year then I did before. Things that’s felt stable isn’t any longer and I have to rebuild and maybe not in the exact same spot as before.

 

What or who will help me is the old wisdom, the dark Goddess who in her wisdom and knowledge will help me let go of what has been, to realize where I have to go and how, what is holding me back from what I can become and who I already are on the inside.

 

The energies I let go of with the old year is the opposite things I’ve been having around me, instead I will be focusing more on my own and let others have their problems without making them mine.

 

What will help me to release that energy can be something about, in some way, getting rid of the things that doesn’t do me good and save what is important (how unusual, huh?). Let go of the feeling of holding on to all you have or have had just because it feels secure and safe. Not feeling that the material stuff is the most valuable in life.

 

The energy around my health during this year seems to be a lot on the emotional side. Might have problems walking away, having a way of getting stuck in old patterns and having some difficulty to see what is positive and can help me on the way.

 

Relationships during this year wont be my best side, it’s still to much of the old stuff around me that’s taken it’s fair share of my energy and trust. I don’t want to be, and don’t have the energy to be, hurt again and might choose to keep away and just deal what the stuff that is. Or might be betrayed by one or several people?

 

The energy around my work/career seems to be in a growing position and development. Something new is on it’s way, either from what I’ve already been doing or something completely new. Feel safe and secure in what I feel is happening and feel good about it.

 

The energy around the financial part during this year doesn’t seem to be to cumbersome, a more relaxed and feeling good about this. I can enjoy what I’ve had and what I have without feeling any pressure. I have what I need and feel happy about it.

 

On the spiritual path there is a stillness, an inner feeling of focusing and balance. I turn to the west and the element of water, fall will be a special time of year. Nothing new is starting up, rather I’m moving from where I am and already have and am.

 

The things I can do to have a successful year is stop looking at what I don’t have, rather on what I really have and the joys it give me. Look further than just the nose and not being so single minded. See more sides of where I am even if I’m not moving myself very far.

 

This wisdom can show itself to me during this year will yet again come from listening inwards, but also to the winds and intuition. The old one has something to say and if I listen to the message I can also find myself in the position of being the one who can give advice and wisdom to others when and if they look for it.

 

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