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.
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.