Magical Monday - One week to Samhain!
3 Card Spread - Mind, Body, Spirit
Mind: 5 The Ancestor: You have made the leap and started a new cycle. Your instinctive spirit has felt it necessary to lead you to the gateway and a new path. You may have been reluctant or concerned at first, but whether you realize it or not a shift has occurred. You may feel wary of the unknown denizens that await you in the forest, but the ancient Ancestor within you will guide and reassure you as you relearn and greet new experiences on the path. Trust your inner voice. Listen to your own instinctive and inquisitive nature. Your own inner ancestor is strong, patient and wise. Let them lead you into the forest with new eyes and a joyful heart.
Body : Four of Arrows - Rest: Recharging after a period of stressful activity, work or emotional trauma. Allow time for the imagination to sojourn into the otherworld to renew and rejuvenate vitality. Muscles need time to repair and rebuild after strenuous exertion, and the functions of the human psyche need dreams and deep sleep to aid the process, bringing order to what sometimes seems the chaos and random machinations of daily life. Sometimes, inspiration and insight can also come through restful meditation and lucid dreaming.
Spirit: Five of Stones - Endurance: It takes inner strength and courage to protect yourself and survive the challenges of life. This may mean withdrawing from trauma to focus on emotional resilience. Maintaining a resilient mind and retaining a sense of humor are most important to our health, along with the knowledge that the sun will rise on another day filled with opportunities.
Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke
32 Ant: Patience does have its rewards!
If Ant meandered into your spread today, it is time to show a little trust and patience in some life situation. You may have forgotten that you will always receive that which you need, at the time you need it most. If it is not on the horizon or just around the next anthill, you may need to use some strategy. How can you put to use your power of creation until "it" arrives - whatever "it" means to you at this time.
Thoughts: I was lucky enough to go with a couple of friends on a Witch Walk and Brunch Saturday morning. We met at a local park dressed in our witchy finery and then strolled down High Street here in Columbus, until we reached the Union Cafe where we decided to make a brunch pit stop. There we just happened into the Drag Brunch, featuring Nina West, one of the best drag queen/ entertainer's in Columbus.
This week is chock full of Halloween/ Samhain fun. There is Tribal Boo at Upper Cup with my lovely friends of Sacred Shimmy Bellydance, as well as the beautiful Melissa Lopez as a featured dancer. Our Halloween party is on Saturday, there is a psychic fair and possible drag show on Sunday, and Monday I am planning something with my mother, as well as doing a ritual.
I am starting this week on the winter transition module of the psycho spiritual wheel of the year, including a mini funeral for the things I am letting die this year. This module is amazing, and I cannot recommend enough signing up to work with JoAnna. She truly is a kick ass witch, and her down to earth approach toward magick is fabulous. You can sign up from her website http://www.joannadevoe.com/.