Monday, January 30, 2017

Magical Monday - Candlemas/ Imbolc

Magical Monday



3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: Seven of Swords - Proceed cautiously and with thought. Heed warnings and learn from those around you.

Heart: Knight of Swords - Be your own hero. Take action, and represent yourself. Be Brave! 

Spirit: Page of Wands - Think creatively. Do things outside the box. 



 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

6 Snake - This medicine teaches you on a personal level that you are a universal being. Through accepting all aspects of your life, you can bring about the transmutation of the fire medicine. This fire energy, when functioning on the material plane, creates passion, desire, procreation, and physical vitality. On the emotional plane, it becomes ambition, creation, resolution and dreams. On the mental plane it becomes intellect, power, charisma, and leadership. When the snake energy reaches the spiritual plane, it becomes wisdom, understanding, wholeness, and connection to the great spirit. If you have chosen this symbol, there is a need within you to transmute some thought, action, or desire so that wholeness may be achieved. This is heavy magic, but remember, magic is no more than a change in consciousness. Become the magician or enchantress: transmute the energy and accept the power of the fire. 

Sharing Shadows:

The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth



25 The Faery Godmother - Sairie offers last-minute rescues. When she turns up in our readings, good things may well be happening that we don't think we deserve - or that we do deserve but haven't thought to ask for. Almost imperceptibly she teaches us about giving and receiving unconditionally, helping us to open our hearts to love and acceptance. She sometimes showers us with abundance. Keep an eye for unexpected good fortune, especially when you thought you saw bad luck headed your way.
Remember to say thank you by passing a kindness on to someone else. Practice a little faery godmothering yourself and see how enjoyable it is. Part of the fun of it is to do it so that the recipient doesn't know where the gift came from. 

Advice from the Ancestors: 


9 of Stones: Tradition - Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice. The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual. 

Thoughts: 
I have begun a new venture in my life; I am now a representative of the Sweet Toy Delights company, selling adult toys and such. I am really excited. The women I will be working with are amazing, and I am hoping to make this a great second income for me. 

I am feeling pretty good coming into the spring push. Things are changing, morphing and becoming something new, and I am ready for it all. 

Blessings!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Magical Monday

Magical Monday



3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: Knight of Swords - A Hero. Being quick to respond and take action. Be careful that bravery does not lead to rashness or tactlessness.

Heart: V The Heirophant - Divine inspiration. Looking within for answers. Taking control of your spiritual needs. 

Spirit: Eight of Cups - Turning your back on that which no longer serves you. Moving on to brighter things. 



 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

33 Weasel - Stealth: Look to weasel power to tell you the "hidden reasons" behind anything. Some people are put off by Weasel medicine, talent and abilities, but there are no bad medicines. We all have power, or we would not be here to heal Mother Earth. Perhaps if you have Weasel power you could use your secret gifts for the good of all. Observe who or what needs attention, or a solution, and offer your assistance in your own quiet or discreet way. 

Sharing Shadows:

The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth



55 The Soul Shrinker - Critical and malicious thoughts and words are having a detrimental effect on the situation and the people involved in it. Steps need to be taken to banish this curse energy through love and compassion - or at the very least, through forgiveness and a refusal to accept the curse into oneself. Understanding the implications of this and transforming the behavior and feelings involved is a major and often very difficult step in human spiritual development. 
One of the things usually involved here is taking responsibility for ourselves and our own feelings rather than blaming others for the way we are. Another part of this process is to learn to be compassionate toward ourselves. If we can do that, it is much easier not to be horrible to and about others.

Advice from the Ancestors: 


14 Balance  - You must be balanced and patient. The time is right to rest and contemplate all the facets of your existence. To continue now you must be still and calm. Finding the inner balance that will enable you to see beyond the present state is a process of trust and confidence in your own strengths. These facets may include parts of your psyche that you would rather not deal with, but no amount of denial will rid you of the need to absorb and reclaim them. Balance is absolutely necessary to free the inner self from the fears and self-doubts that keep us spiritually deaf, dumb and blind. Once the natural state of balance is achieved, the plateau that will give you access to the higher self will be open before you. 

Thoughts: 
This has been an interesting week for me. The inauguration was a source of great anxiety for me, so I took a brief hiatus from social media for a day, and picked it back up on Saturday to follow the marches. I was not able to attend a march, but I followed with great interest cheering those who did. And so many of my friends went out to march. It was inspiring and made me want to get involved with my favorite causes. 

Blessings!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Magical Monday -

Magical Monday



3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: Ten of Wands - Feeling overwhelmed. Being under a lot of stress, but being able to handle it.

Heart: XX Judgement - Taking responsibility for one's own action. A new beginning. Coming to a realization. 

Spirit: II The High Priestess - Knowledge. A woman wise beyond her years. A person who is scholarly. 




 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

29 Badger: If Badger has pushed its way into your cards today, it may be telling you that you have been too meek in trying to reach some goal. Badger asks you how long you are willing to sit and wait for the world to deliver your silver spoon. 
In this medicine, the key is to become aggressive enough to do something about your present state of affairs. Badger is teaching you to get angry in a creative way and say "I won't take it anymore." You must follow up by keeping your eye on the goal. Honor the healing process as you express those inner feelings. 
Be aggressive, but don't cut others to ribbons on your way - that is too much aggression. Use your anger to stop your lolling around, so that your doldrums of apathy are a thing of the past. Badger is a powerful medicine when properly used for self-improvement. 
Remember that Badger may be signalling a time when you can use your healing abilities to push ahead in life. Heal yourself by aggressively removing the barriers that don't "grow corn." Cut away the dead wood and use Badger's aggression to seek new levels of expression. Use Badger's medicine roots to keep grounded and centered in the process. 

Sharing Shadows:

The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth



21 The Fae Who Was Kissed by the Pixies - Oh wow! What can I say here? Love, sweet love. Accept it, burnish it up, add to it, and pass it on. 
The presence of the Faery Who Was Kissed by the Pixies suggests giving and receiving love and intimacy in any of a wide variety of relationships. She gives notice that this is a time to open and heal our hearts. Different aspects of life may well be flowing happily together, healing separations and hurts from the past. Bonding may take place and deep feeling emerge. Changes for the better may occur in all aspects of life, but especially in relationships, which may be deepening and becoming richer. You may be experiencing love therapy for opening the hearts as a new relationships begin and old ones develop. Enjoy! 

Advice from the Ancestors: 


10 The Wheel: The Wheel has turned; change is at hand. In all nature there is a time and tide. The cyclic laws of birth, death and rebirth are ever revolving and, without change, all things stagnate. How you deal with this change is the issue here. Within the tangled and tightly woven fabric of chance you have the power to make a difference. By your own actions you can change your life. You are not a prisoner of fate, but an integral part of it. Remember, this is not a dress rehearsal! Life is what happens to you while you are waiting for it to begin. Whether on the surface the change appears to be for better or for worse, welcome it, be at peace with it and take control of your actions within it. All things must pass. 


Thoughts: As we were looking today for a piece of jewelry that I had misplaced my husband located a card that had apparently been missing from my Deviant Moon deck. The Six of Cups apparently ran away at some point when I was doing my morning draws or my magical Monday posts. I never even saw it go, strange. The six of cups speaks of not lingering in the past. Nostalgia is fine, but trying to recreate the past is not. Something to think about. 


Blessings!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Magical Monday

Magical Monday


3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: Three of Pentacles - Artistic ability. Creative collaborations. Using other creative people as a conduit and as inspiration. Finding a creative outlet.

Heart: Six of Wands - Emerging from a time of necessary change better than before. A metamorphosis. Victory. 

Spirit: IX The Hermit - One who seeks to be alone. Solitude. Make sure you get the alone time you need, but do not hide from the world. 



 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

10 Turtle: If you draw the Turtle card, it argurs a time of connecting with the power of Earth and the Mother-Goddess within. This is a reminder of the ally you have in Mother Earth. It does not matter what situation you have created; ask her for assistance and abundance will follow. 

Sharing Shadows:

The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth



39 Losgunna: Losgunna tells us to pay attention to our dreams,to listen to the murmur of the waters, to note the patterns in the damp, fallen leaves, to listen for the distant, high sounds of angelic music among the stars. She also suggests soothing baths, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, trips to the nearest spa or hot springs, and dips in the handiest sea, pond, or mountain lake. Mud baths also help us quiet down and become strong enough to explore her territory, which is the earth and the waters, from the depths to the heights. 
As important as it is to explore the inner realms, she tells us that exploration of the other realms is also vital. She suggests that we go places we have never been, try things we have never done, take classes in subjects we always meant to study someday, maybe even learn a language and see where that takes us. Explore widely and deeply in our own world so that we develop the adventurousness of our spirits. 
It almost goes without saying that she recommends exploring Faery. She also suggests kissing any metaphorical or actual frogs you can encounter to test for princes or princesses-but I don't know how seriously you want to take that suggestion.

Advice from the Ancestors: 



Knight of Bows - Fox: Determination leads you to success but sometimes at personal cart. Your life may change or enter a different path at any moment. Native wit and cleverness guide your steps towards fulfillment, as does your gift of anticipating the future.

Thoughts: This, for me, is the year of Brave. And so much of the readings today seem to reflect or honor that idea. I will reflect more on this later, but it had to be stated. 


Blessings!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Magical Monday - Welcoming 2017

Magical Monday



3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: King of Stones - Wolf: Learning from your past mistakes as well as the mistakes of others. Learning from history rather than repeating it. Wisdom that comes with age.

Heart: 20 The Great Bear:  Going through a time of change. Taking time to assess what is important in your life, and what is not. Taking an honest look at your life to see what you need more of and less of. Make your life better through honest contemplation. 

Spirit: Three of Stones - Creativity: Harnessing your creativity to make beautiful things, and to express your truth. Don't be afraid that what you are doing is not good enough. This is an expression of your soul, and should be treated as such by you. 



 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

24 Crow: If Crow medicine appears in your card spread, you must pause and reflect on how you see the laws of the Great Spirit in relation to the laws of humanity. Crow medicine signifies a firsthand knowledge of a higher order of right and wrong than that indicated by the laws created in human culture, With Crow medicine, you speak in a powerful voice when addressing issues that for you seem out of harmony, out of balance, out of whack, or unjust. 
Remember that Crow looks at the world with first one eye and then the other cross-eyed. In the Mayan culture, cross-eyeds had the privilege and duty of looking into the future. You must put aside your fear of being a voice in the wilderness and "caw" the shots as you see them. 
As you learn to allow your personal integrity to be your guide, your sense of feeling alone will vanish. Your personal will can then emerge so that you will stand your truth. The prime path of true Crow people says to be mindful of your opinion and actions. Be willing to walk your talk, speak your truth, know your life's mission, and balance past, present, and future in the now. Shape shift that old reality and become your future self. Allow the bending of physical laws to aid in creating the shape shifted world of peace. 

Sharing Shadows: 
The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth



52 The Rarr: A Rarr in your cards encourages you to be especially attentive to what you are doing with your energy and intentions. Don't get carried away by the Rarr's bouncy enthusiasm, but do take advantage of the energy. You can accomplish a great deal with the energy being made available to you. This is a good time. Note that the Rarr is not grounded - and is not meant to be - but humans need to keep their feet firmly on the earth. When you encounter the Rarr, breathe slowly. Center. Earth yourself. Be clear about your objectives and then go for them. 


Thoughts: The holidays are over, and I am off school this week, so I am looking forward to working my way through the Winter Solstice module of the Psycho Spiritual Wheel of the Year. I am already formulating what my word/words of the year are going to be for 2016. I will share more on that later in  the week. 
I got some amazing gifts for the holidays, including my husband buying me the Deviant Moon Tarot. I am so in love with it. I had been eyeing it, and he bought it for me, in spite of thinking that I have too many decks. I am so excited to start working with it. The imagery is so beautiful, and strange. 



Blessings!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Magical Monday - It's Yule week!

Magical Monday



3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: 21 The World Tree: The universe and all its blessings are available to everyone who seeks knowledge and wisdom with a sincere heart. On every level, the cosmos has a generous bounty and gives freely of its rich nourishment and fulfillment. No matter how long the journey of life may be, however many twists and turns the maze may offer us, in the end, if we persevere, we will reach the point of fulfillment. This may relate to material gain and wealth or to spiritual happiness and emotional security, but after the long process of learning, responsibility and rebirth, it is now time to bathe in the light of renewal, attainment and personal triumph. Breathe in the rich air, drink of the sweet water and rejoice in the warming fire of the universal life force.

Heart: Eight of Bows - Hearthfire: Hope leads to the attainment of innermost dreams, desires and security, fueling your soul with belief in yourself, your values and natural justice. To commune with a close fellowship of friends and family, tested and loyal to a common moral code, belief or way of life, brings a blessing. A gathering of friends and family around a place of common emotional significance, symbolism and safety is a powerful experience. It is a time to be thankful and to express and receive love. 

Spirit: 14 Balance: You must be balanced and patient. The time is right to rest and contemplate all the facets of your existence. To continue now you must be still and calm. Finding inner balance that will enable you to see beyond the present state is a process of trust and confidence in your own strengths. These facets may include parts of your psyche that you would rather not deal with , but no amount of denial will rid you of the need to absorb and reclaim them. Balance is absolutely necessary to free the inner self from the fears and self-doubts that keep us spiritually deaf, dumb and blind. 



 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

8 Otter: If you have drawn this symbol, Otter may be telling you to become playful child and to simply allow things to unfold in your life. It may be time to stop your addiction to worrying. Otter also teaches the importance of not hanging onto material things that would bind you or become a burden. In looking at how you learn from Otter's habits, you might look at the joyousness of the receptive side of your nature. Have you given yourself a gift recently? Have you received any messages in your meditations? Become Otter and move gently into the river of life. Flow with the waters of the Universe...this is the way of balanced female-receptive energy. Honor it! In doing so, you will discover the power of woman. 

Sharing Shadows: 
The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth


24 The Piper: To get what you want the Piper recommends that you try polite requests and gentle, patient persuasion - and then wait, quietly welcoming, for it to come to you. Seek harmony and tranquility in yourself and in the world around you. Use tenderness and gentleness. This card speaks of a time of harmony, creativity, and increasing order. It tells of communication without words - the music of empathy and the awareness of the feelings and concerns of others. This is a time to pay attention to the subtlety of others' expressions of feelings and ideas. Look past the surface and listen as you would to a beguiling melody on the very edge of hearing. He also plays melodies in our dreams, which may be filled with meaning and importance, and then he leaves it up to us to understand what they mean. 
This may also be a good time to be aware that others may be listening to us with sensitivity and clarity - so much so that they may hear what we are truly saying more than we do ourselves. 
This card may also signify musical talent or ability,or it may be suggesting that the use of music is in some way important at the present time.

Thoughts: It is Yule and Christmas week. We have so much going on. :) I will catch up later. 

Blessings!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Foto Fridays - Holidaze

Friday, December 9, 2016: We went to see our favorite nail techs at CS Nailspa in Gahanna. Christmas nails.



Saturday, December 10, 2016:  My little sister was attending a military ball with her boyfriend Dan, so I drove to Cambridge to take pictures and help her get ready. 




Sunday, December 11, 2016: We broke out our new skinny tree, and began decorating for the holidays. 




Monday, December 12, 2016: Tea with Tarot night, and my cat climbed into one of the boxes of decorations. 


Tuesday, December 13, 2016: Beautiful Koi from a fountain in a local Chinese restaurant. 


Wednesday, December 14, 2016: Spent time carving the stamp for my holiday cards, and stamping them. So much green paint. 



Thursday, December 15, 2016: Holiday Sock Exchange! You buy a pair of socks and stuff them with awesome stuff. The socks I got had holiday flamingos, and were chock full of awesome! 





This weekend we are having our ornament decorating party. And upcoming we will be going to zoolights, and generally celebrating the holidays. More soon.