After several cards in a row that gently pushed us beyond doubts and fears, today we have one that tells us to take a break and consider your balance. Right in time for the weekend? Though I make a joke, not heeding the card can have serious repercussions, as it has for our society in general.

Blessings!

Balance (Temperance)

Reading Points: 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 the 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.

Meaning: The balance between humanity and nature is vital. The intricate mechanisms that are the arteries and nervous system of the Earth are as sensitive and complex as that of any living organisms, and we have succeeded in shifting this delicate balance from one of finely tuned interactions to malignant and polluted environment. The ancient peoples of the Earth long ago recognized their dependence on the ecosystem of the planet to sustain and renew their children. Modern society has become completely detached from that reality and believes the planet is here only for our selfish and greedy consumption. The renewal is taken for granted, yet we have poured toxic waste into the seas and landscape so that our offspring will be facing death a thousand years from now. Our abuse of the natural world has annihilated whole species of creatures and rent a hole in the very fabric of the atmosphere that makes life on this planet possible. This is a crime beyond comprehension and humankind will be paying the price for generations to come.

Temperance is the traditional name of this card, and it represents a state of inner strength and tranquility from which deeper knowledge of the self and universe can be absorbed and contemplated. It is the key to higher self. Both on the personal level and as a species, we must strive to find a balance.

The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, art by Will Worthington

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OK, it’s my first time drawing from The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck, and I found this an interesting card. I’m not sure that it’s for me specifically, so perhaps it is for one of you specifically. 😉

Blessings!

Rabbit (Earth card)

Afraid of everything, overwhelmed, frozen

The Rabbit loves to remind his friends that someday the Eagle will swoop down and eat him. He talk and talks and talks about it, so loudly in fact that one day the Eagle hears and thanks him for the great idea. Rabbit energy is alive when we are scared (most often about the future) and we become our own worst enemy. We spin up a dust cloud of fear and then complain to others that we are lost. Notice your thoughts and words, oh Rabbit – they shape your destiny.

When in balance: sensitive, problem solver, good listener

When out of balance: Over-explains, talks fast

To bring into balance: a day of silence

The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck by Kim Krans

 

We haven’t seen this card in a while, but it’s one I love because I sometimes need a reminder to let loose and not worry about everyday stuff. Hope this speaks to all of you on this holy day, Lughnasadh! This was the time of the Tailteann games, in honor of Lugh’s stepmother, and it would be a most appropriate time to cut loose and have some fun.

Blessings!

TRIBAL SPIRIT DANCER

MEANING: Let go. Say yes to life! Be daring. Dance to your heart’s desire. Unfurl your wings and fly. Cast aside conventions and restrictions. Tune in to the rhythm of life. Laugh. Explore. Go beyond your predictable behavior. Sometimes life is messy and chaotic, and that’s okay. Leave the dishes; run outside in the sprinklers.

NATIVE SPIRIT WISDOM: You are on the planet to be free. You don’t always need to meet the expectations of others. You’re here to explore, expand, and step into your extraordinary self. Of course, there are times to live an ordinary life, but there are also times to joyously fling your arms to the heavens and dance. Choose life on your terms. Clear out mental and emotional clutter. Move beyond those situations that you have outgrown. Don’t accept the rules you have placed on yourself or that others have placed on you. This is your time. Don’t delay listening to the rhythm of your heart and following your dreams.

THE JOURNEY: Turn on music and move. Tribal dance isn’t about looking good. It’s about feeling the beat inside your heart and expressing this with your body and your emotions. If you want to break free, then start first by expressing yourself, wild and free, and the circumstances of your life will transform.

Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Linn, art by Charles McStravick

This card makes a flowing continuation from yesterday’s. Blackbird here tells us not only to make a decision, but to act upon it. Don’t get lost in the decision making.

Blessings!

Blackbird – Enchantment, The Gateway, The Inner Call

The card shows a blackbird sitting on a rowan tree. It is twilight and the first stars are just appearing in the sky. In the background, we can see the entrance to an enchanted cave. Blackbird is the bird of both the gateway and the forge. 

Meaning: Blackbird (Druid Dhubh) calls to us from the gateway between two worlds, urging us to follow a spiritual path or to become more self-aware. He calls to us in the twilight, showing us the path to Otherworldly secrets, pointing out eh ways in which we can discover more about our hidden motivations and potential. There are times in life when it is important to concentrate on the outer world and your responsibilities in that world, but there are also times when you must attend to the haunting sone of your soul that calls you to a study of spiritual truths, and to an exploration of the inner world through dreams and myths. In heeding Druid Dhubh’s song, you will discover healing and new depths in your soul.

This card may also be here to remind you that the blackbird is the smith’s bird, and his song may be calling you to work in the forge of your own heart – to create a life of passion and purpose. All four elements are used in metal-working, and to create a healthy and balanced life we must work with the power of the four elements, integrating and developing our minds and hearts, our instinct and our intuition. Just standing at the gateway between two worlds, without truly working in either, is a denial of our own power and responsibility.

The Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, art by Will Worthington

 

Beautiful card this morning. What purpose or inner passion do you need to bring out into the light? We are being gently guided to explore and possibly even share this. We are also being guided to be mindful of what energies we let into our lives.

Blessings!

Aiyana Vision – Way of the Divine Feminine Revealed

The Divine Feminine yearns to reveal her way and her wisdom to you that you may live passionately and purposefully. As you trust her inner guiding voice, you recognize the authentic desires and visions that move you from within, that are the seeds of your sacred mission. You shall experience the clarity and soul-deep relief that only truth can bring. You shall experience a knowing of purpose that awakens your ability to live deliberately and experience deep fulfillment.

Meaning: Aiyana Vision is the blossoming awareness of your life purpose and true inner passion. You are being lovingly pushed to admit your authentic and most passionate soul yearnings, becoming bold with honesty. What means so much to you that you are willing to give up all that you have held onto out of fear so that is may be? What matters enough to you that you would symbolically die and be reborn – with all the endings and uncertainty such growth entails – so that your dream can become real? Don’t turn away from your yearning out of fear, practicality, or any other excuse to replace faith with doubt. Your truth acknowledged will bring you peace, even if admitting it also means facing the personal transformation required to bring that truth to life in your world. When isis truth, it is healing. Embrace it.

Earth Warriors Oracle by Alana Fairchild, art by Isabel Brynne

We had a lazy Sunday morning, so I’m running a bit late. Today’s entire spread seemed cohesive and equally strong (I always draw 3 cards and usually post the one that feels strongest). The Knight of Wands at center suggests a journey, facing the unknown, unexpected change, alteration, or absence. Add in Death and The Hanged Man, which are side by side on the journey, strongly suggests a choice between (or progression of) the spirit of sacrifice of The Hanged Man and the spirit of transformation of Death.

How would you read this spread?

Blessings!

Knight of Wands

A journey, advancement into the unknown, alteration, flight, or absence. Could also mean disco, interruption, unexpected change, removal or discussion.

Death

Unexpected change, loss, failure, the ending of a familiar situation or friendship, loss of income of financial security, illness, possibly even death. Could also mean stagnation, immobility, slow changes, avoidance of a serious accident, inertia.

The Hanged Man

Life in suspension, transition, apathy and dullness, boredom, abandonment, sacrifice, repentance, readjustment, regeneration, improvement, surrender. Could also mean Lack of sacrifice, failure to give of oneself, preoccupation with the ego, false prophecy, or useless sacrifice.

Tarot Familiars by Lisa Parker

Another duo stood out today that seems even more interesting when you consider the lunar eclipse coming tomorrow. A hare, also well known for its moonlight shenanigans, here basks in the sunlight by a ancient circle of stones. On the other side, and owl is illuminated by ta full moon in the background, but there is a moon that she stands upon as well as a hidden symbol and another celestial body on the left side of her head. The obvious and mysterious mingle here in a way that I will be thinking about for a while.

Blessings!

The Sun – represents peace of mind

Satisfaction, accomplishment, contentment, success, favorable relationship, love, joy, devotion, unselfish sentiment, favorable omen, high spirit, warmth, sincerity, achievement in the arts.

It could also mean unhappiness, loneliness, cancelled plans, clouded future and lack of friendship

Queen of Cups

A warm-hearted and fair person, adored, devoted wife, practical, honest

Inconsistency of honor, not to be trusted, vice, dishonesty.

Familiars Tarot by Lisa Parker

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