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This was the card drawn when we first began the Halloween Oracle in September. It has returned as we proceed through the daytime hours of Samhain, summer’s end. Here, the weather certainly fits that with a drippy 47 degrees (I’m not complaining – I love this weather).

New kitty Cerridwen was feeling lovey and parked on my lap as I drew today’s card. I think she would have preferred the Hearth card for today.

I hope you all have a blessed day and remember the might dead while embracing the mighty living. Blessings!

SKELETON – “Strength”

On the outside is flesh
On the inside is bone
There is strength in vulnerability
In power we have grown

Halloween is a scary festival. It is meant to frighten. We are meant to feel the release of being pleasantly scared. We trick-or-treat even though we know that someone may surprise us, we watch horror films knowing they will scare us, we even dress as skeletons who have no flesh at all and their bones are there for all to see! In short, we show our vulnerability at Halloween and our strength in facing our fears too.

There is incredible strength in showing vulnerability. It can often be the bravest course of action and the most frightening. More often than not, it is a powerful catalyst for person growth even though we may not be able to perceive that at the time.

By showing our true selves and displaying some balanced vulnerability, we can seek and receive greater understanding from others. By admitting that we are wrong or that we don’t have the solution when we are expected to, we leave more room to turn things around faster. By asking for help and support rather than acting as martyrs and feeling resentful shows strength and wisdom, not weakness.

Should the Skeleton card bring itself to your attention, dare to show strength and vulnerability if that is what you really feel. Shame, pride, or embarrassment are heft burdens that need not be carried through the darkest of nights.

The Halloween Oracle by Stacy Demarco, art by Jimmy Manton

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