Magical Mondays -
3 Card Spread - Head, Heart, Spirit
Head: Queen of Arrows - Swan: A state of separation may exist, bringing with it sorrow privation and misfortune. You may need to break old bonds and find new rivers in which to swim if you are to move beyond this place of darkness and loss.
Heart: 8 The Stag: On a personal level, some kind of adjustment or interaction has taken place. The keyword here is 'responsibility'. We must, as individuals, constantly observe the rules and regulations of society, and these can fluctuate as the views and knowledge of civilization change. Whether on a political or moral level, we subconsciously know when a realignment of our perceptions is due. This is a time to welcome the justice that has stirred with the coming of spring and the fire of creation. Face the coming season with honesty and integrity and trust to right and appropriate actions.
Spirit: Two of Bows - Decision: The bow represents not just potential energy latent within any situation, but the need to direct and manage that energy to achieve your goals. This can mean the first movement toward reinvigorating and reforming the relationship with life. It requires the decisive will to step across the threshold and take control in a positive and proactive manner. Sometimes this may require a reclaiming and remaking of the mental and emotional tools and energies that are required to move on in life. By preparing to step up and through the gateway and make a choice to allow forward momentum to flow naturally, the fashioning of a new mental discipline or processes, or the reawakening of a previously effective by abandoned one, may be required. By summoning and directing the powerful healing energies available to you, the rough-hewn bow stave can be grasped and the process of shaping and crafting your destiny can begin. You stand at a crucial crossroads from which you can now move forward with confidence. Once the decision to take control of these elements and harness and direct your power is made, a new paradigm of possibilities is released. These energies will need skillful harnessing and responsible management to reach their full and effective potential.
Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke
32 Ant: 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.
Ant is working for the good of the whole. Are you? If you are, be assured that the whole wants the same goodness for you and that it will be provided.
The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth
64 - Gawtcha: Gawtcha in a reading speaks to us of sudden, often violent, breakdowns of existing structures, habits, patterns, and/or attitudes. When we become too tightly confined by our own self-imposed limitations (including the desire for comfort and security), Gawtcha kindly breaks the structure restraining us - whether we think we want him to or not. On a soul level, we know this to be necessary, but in our everyday thoughts we usually get pretty upset about it. However, breakdown can lead to break-through. This is liberation - and we often haven't a clue what to do with it. This is usually the beginning of a period of confusion, even disorientation, while we search for a way forward - although we may think that we are simply searching for a way back to what we had before.
Recommendation: Do not try to pick up the pieces and put them back like they were. Consider, instead, what you would like to build in that part of your life - and this time remember to leave room for growth.
Thoughts: This is a fun, busy week for me. It is Naughty Bingo week, a local shop is having a sale on Friday and I plan to go so I can get my picture taken with the Christmas Ape. Saturday my sister is attending a military ball with her boyfriend, so I am going down with them to help her get ready. Then on Sunday my nieces are part of a Christmas program, so we are going to watch and support.
I am also working on my goals. I set up only fun things, as the holidays can be very anxiety filled for me. I have myself writing poems, dancing, blogging and making things. This should be fun.