Saturday, July 31, 2010
The Hanged Man + The Sacrifice of the Journey
The hanged man hangs not from his neck but upside down from one foot. He is in no real danger, just uncomfortable and in a precarious position that leaves him vulnerable.
Within the tarot he serves as a representation of a sacrifice...a choice one has to make between to sides, positions or a fork in the road so to speak. Whether for the good of others or for some future reason you may feel upside down or not yourself so to speak. Kind of like biding your time and waiting for that perfect spot to open up.
The hanged man requires a drastic change in perception or the way you view your problems, obstacles or issues in handling your situation or the other person. Then if taken that perspective your HUGE problem will seem so much more manageable and easy to complete.
Let the difficulties you face help create and build your character, this card deals with the bigger picture and long term. Its all about seeing the bigger picture, the wider truth and going beyond the petty small arguments or disagreements. Remember that TRUE sacrifice is made without worrying who wins what or who was right. Sometimes you have to act completely different in a situation that you normally would to reach the necessary effect or goals.
This card that I pulled today is really interesting for me to interpret. I have several things going on personally right now...issues with my daughter and of course I would go straight to her aid no matter what, but this issue...dictates that I actually LAY down the gauntlet and force her into doing what is right no matter what, which is not what I normally would require. This issue came up late last night which is funny that I drew this card today.
Then there is the argument I had with my fiance "THE TORCH" this morning...over stupid stuff as always in most fights. I haven't had a day off in forever, I am stressed and I thought we were on same page on one thing and then BOOM I realize we weren't and I got upset and went off. I really don't want to go into details but we both had some valid points. So, normally I would be very angry all day, but now...I am going to look at it from his perspective and cut him some slack. I will think very hard today on what all this card entails for me for the situations at hand now and in the future. I only wanna hang here for a little while...LOL.
Brightest Blessings )o(
Friday, July 30, 2010
The Angelica Plant is said to have Magickal elements because it is supposed to protect against sickness and evil. Its dried roots was supposedly named after Archangel Michael for these very reasons.
Also it is noted that if burned like an incense it will cleanse the air of bad smells and malevolent spirits.
One can also Brew it and sip it like a tea its known for Leo the Lions' fiery zodiac due to its warming and stimulating effect when its leaves are either chewed or brewed. (Please avoid during pregnancy)
There are times you may have used this plant in a candied form while decorating cakes or desserts.
There are many times a week and even closer to Sabbats of the Wiccan Year that I try to implement items from my home, garden or environment to give back, to utilize and learn about.
This is one of those plants. I planted some herbs this past spring and they are growing in my kitchen windowsill from Angelica to Basil to Thyme to Sage. Its lovely and I am keeping so many small goals not only using them in my cooking and brewing but to use them during blessings/rituals. I hope many of you are managing the things you want in your daily lives and using them how you see fit.
Brightest Blessings during this Lammas....)o(
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Knight + Prince + Brother + Son
Time + Hot High Noon
Season + Middle of Summer
Think on the progression through the courts, Page...think about it, Knight....Act on it, Queen...feel it fully, King...become it.
In a reading the Knight can indicate a man/or woman, a foreboding action or a necessary action another person might take. Or a part of your will that needs work.
Elemental consider that Wands and swords are seen as male, Cups and Coins are seen as female.
The knights of wands is seen as leaving while the cups is seen as staying. Swords is charging ahead recklessly while coins is taking his time being slow and cautious. While sometimes the knights may go a little crazy and make mistakes, they always have good intentions because they are noble and earnest. They take criticism well. They are eager to learn and do what is right. They complete their tasks quickly and swiftly.
Knight of Coins/Pentacles:
Fire of Earth
This knight is cautious and steady of all the knights. He is more balanced than that of the page. He is able to look at the whole picture and weigh the odds in each angle. He also has steady gaze to realize the goal and how to reach the potential he needs. He knows he must be thrifty, use his energy wisely and yield successful results.
I think this card I drew earlier today has been telling me to slow down, think things through in every aspect that pertains to myself. I am extremely intelligent and studious in all I attempt to achieve. With my new promotion at work to keep an eye on details, follow through...sort of...SLOW AND STEADY wins the race. I will remember this lesson and work on myself and my focus to get to my goals.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Season + Winter Solstice
Time + Witching hour
The real wonder of the tarot deck is a type of self discovery, a spiritual journey inward of one's inner most thoughts, desires and secrets. This card is of the Major Arcana cards...
They reveal ourselves from the stumbling Fool, through to the wise Hermit and ending with the options of the gifts of the World.
The Moon card is part of this important journey into self discovery and self acceptance.
For you can't have Light without Dark, you can't have Happiness without Sadness, Truth without Lies, Good without Evil.
It is but a scale a balancing scales just like my zodiac Libra the Scales.
I have worked very hard to grasp the points in my life that are positive, uplifting and moving ever forward and even one of my very best friends refers to me as the person in the rose colored glasses.
When I drew this beautiful amazing card this morning...I thought on it for awhile...noticed the pool of emotion and its reflection in my life and thoughts, saw myself as two people, the white, spiritually uplifting person I try to attain and become then I saw my darker, emotional, sometimes depressed, lonely individual with my woes and sadness that sometimes manages to envelope myself.
That persona that part of me I tend to keep hidden away and avoid, but even at my darkest hours I realize that she is a HUGE part of my strengths and my creativity. She is the emotion I find within myself to drive myself forward and excel and change to what is required.
I think my cards are trying to show me to work with my shadow self, face and accept my "Evil" twin so to speak. Listen to that little voice in my head that says things I don't want to hear that tries to open my eyes to the reality as a whole. Its the Queen Bitch that isn't liked but revered, respected and followed sometimes to bigger and better opportunities.
The first intention in any spiritual pursuit is to seek the light and to do good, but once you have begun you start realizing that it is the rythm of duality that you must embrace to understand its cycles and movements within all life and energies.
Birth>Death, Embrace>Deny it is but an ever changing circle pattern within us all.
It is not the cards that are wrong or incorrect but it is the duty of the interpretation or interpreter to gather the information the cards have dealt and put them accordingly to how you deem the information pivotal or necessary.
I have always hated the thought of reading my cards for ME...because I was afraid I would SEE what I wanted to see or interpret them how I needed them to be for me. What is interesting is the more I delve into my daily card tarot readings, the more I am breaking them down...really thinking on them for 24 hours and realizing its not what I WANT to see but what they truly are guiding me to realize.
They can't predict the future...they can advise me of my options and those are there with or without my cards. They just give me further knowledge to help me along my path. Again, this is just my personal opinion, just my beliefs please you are free to tell me your ideas on this as well. I love so many ideas and opinions and I welcome yours.
One can use these cards to help guide, manifest/banish elements from your life and help change your life based upon your decisions or guidance.
When you are working with these energies be sure that you have Clear intent, without a clear goal, you can end up getting rid of the very thing you are trying to fix or that is trying to call to you or strengthening the very thing you are trying to remove.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
She was the daughter of Thutmose I, she effectively governed Egypt after her fathers death. She had herself crowned Maatkare Hatshepsut in around 1473 BC.
Although later, her nephew destroyed many of her monuments and records those that survived represent this "Builder" Pharaoh as being authoritative and powerful as any man. (even to the point of her often being portrayed with masculine characteristics).
This is a solar, fire-element day so light a candle to honor remarkable achievements of Hatshepsut.
The English translation of her name: "First Distinguished Women, Joined with Amun."
I love Egypt and in fact it is primarily the pantheon from which I draw many strengths or power that I need for myself from. I have the book..."The Wicca book of Days" by Selena Eilidh Ash
I find many interesting points like this one from it and it keeps me on a sort of daily routine to just find the female power or strength within myself and some small tidbit on small things to focus myself upon.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.
Brightest Blessings )o(
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Full Moon & a smile & a blessing:
As the day today drew nearer, I waited felt the calling back towards my spiritual endeavors and I actually acted upon them. I feel very strong, satisfied and powerful today. I am WOMAN hear me ROAR!
I have woke up today feel charged, excited and smiling non-stop it is amazing the smallest shift into spending more ME time and gathering knowledge then so many aspects of my life in all areas aligned. It was uncanny to watch the trickle down effect it had on me and my family around me.
At work tonite under the beautiful silvery moon I shall raise my heathen face up to grasp in the beauty of her loveliness at work and breathe in deeply. Then, I shall sing her praises all night homeward bound in my car with my windows down and her light cascading all around my lovely dark locks. When I enter my home I shall light some small token of offering to her and give many thanks for my journey to this point and welcome her to all aspects of my life.
I intend on celebrating the WILD WOMAN within me tonite. Loved that book: Magick for the Wild Woman by Marian Singer
Brightest Blessings to all )o(
Wands + Fire + Passion
Job, Career, Passion, Willpower, action, love, strength, truth and justice- any area that relates to Fire.
Season-Summer, Time-High Noon, Direction-South
this card represents....Congratulations!
It means victory is yours. You have won that power struggle and can now be open to positive communication. Be ready to get good news and act upon it. Graciously accept praise that is well deserved and accept it with a "Thank you" instead of a "Think nothing of it".
Appreciate your own worth and value and expect others to do the same.
Six sides, six angles make up the hexagon. When struggling with the 5's take six deep breaths and look at your problem from six different angles. Imagine six different resolutions no matter how unsolvable the situation may seem. Consider the sixth chakra is your "Third Eye" the core of your psychic vision as well as the mind and all the functions of the brain and head.
6th Chakra or Third Eye:
color purple- eyes, head, brain, intuition, mind, intellect & imagination.
Gaining knowledge of the Seven Chakras or energy centres of the body is a great way to learn more about yourself and to understand what is going on in your life.
I have really had so much going on lately and swimming through my head...my mind has almost felt too cluttered. I work late nights right now and when I get home and climb into bed between 2-4am...it takes me sooo long to wind down and clear my mind. Also with this being the sixth day, pulling a #6 card the Wands that represents my job and my self esteem...they do ride hand in hand and of all days to get this on a full moon when I have been steadily going upward and feeling a lot stronger is impressive. :)
I love researching these cards....going by how they represent themselves to me as I draw one from my beautiful deck. I feel very strong, beautiful, talented and resourceful.
So, as I move forward and get to some amazing point during this section of my journey I will be relaxing a bit, nodding my head and graciously accepting the praise that comes my way that is well deserved.
Brightest Blessings all.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Cards that belong to the Coins suit relate to home, health, money, basic survival, prosperity, accomplishments and the energies of greed.
This card puts the spotlight on possessiveness and reveals the way you relate to your possessions. Do you take good care of them? Are you willing to share them?This card is about getting more or having more than you truly need. Which of course is fine in times of plenty, it is also an important notice to NOT treat people as possessions.
The number 4 also indicates BALANCE for FOUR is a quartet, a fourfold path to freedom.
I find this card interesting given the new movements within my career over the past few days. Also the FOUR here along with the pentacles. I do feel secure right now and am thinking of ways to hold $$ back to plan ahead and hermit away so to speak. Maybe this card is telling me...enjoy it...breathe easy...you will be fine. I will meditate and think further on what this card is trying to tell me.
)o( Brightest Blessings All...
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
These cards belonging to the Coins relate to Home, health, money, basic survival, prosperity, accomplishments. The element here is Earth which is associated with all that is solid, stable and reliable. These cards could repesent a new job, or a physical endeavour. The season is winter, the time is midnight and the direction is NORTH.
The Nine of pentacles represents the rewards of choices and work. It can also be taken as an instruction to make sound choices, such as saving regularly and living modestly so that you can live free from financial worries and enjoy your retirement.
what this means to me:
I just got recognized in my place of work for my talents, skill and hard work. Nine is my LUCKY number and the woman on the card is enjoying her fruits of her labor and skills. She is enjoying reaping her benefits and admiring her hard work. I am on the right path and I am going where I am meant to go. This hasn't been an easy road for me and its been alot of hard work....but in the end it will be worth the effort. Yay! Great card I pulled today and very appropriate the cards and the interpretation are going well together...hand in hand. I love my Deck.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wands tend to indicate: Fire & Passion
These areas tend to be Passion, willpower, intuition, action and love, strength or could releate to job or career....these things that generally require a PERSONAL boost if you will.
I am excited now...my second day (the twos here) represented by the 3 of wands. Hmmmmm....I am on the right path, but of course that i already knew. This search for a higher understanding of my cards and a better connection with them for myself. Is being represented here...this is the right thing for me to do for myself right now. Besides...I LOVE THREES!