One of my new practices is to journal in my Book of Mirrors daily. I have decided that part of that will include daily oracle pulls. I have two decks that I use: Raven’s Wand and Threads of Fate.
Raven’s Wand - A Rare Bloom
Flora Greyswan lost an eye as punishment for being a witch. Since childhood she has struggled to accept the hurt, anger, and even misplaced shame. She has good reason to feel these things, but she knows her eye patch will always be with her, so what good can dwelling on past pain do? She tells herself this whenever she sinks into self-pity, and instead focuses on nurturing the earth, for she is Wildwood’s most gifted garden witch. Immersed in her gardens she feels secure and sometimes dares wonder if hardship has in fact made her stronger?
This card resonated with me today as I’ve been dealing with a MDD relapse. The hardships we endure indeed make us stronger! Every challenge we face and overcome allows us to grow as a person and understand ourselves on a deeper level. I just need to figure out what I need to be learning this round.
Threads of Fate - The Revolutionary
The Revolutionary card is asking you to challenge the status quo. Whether it is external or internal, the Revolutionary seeks to do things radically different. Like the Outlaw, the Revolutionary has ideals that can be viewed as “out there.” They are a natural leader that can see what the collective needs and are able to put it into action. They invite others to be a part of building the world with them.
The Revolutionary invites us to bring some of the trailblazing energy and apply it to our situation and life. How can you meet the needs of the collective? How can you lead with integrity?
Be aware that working with Revolutionary energy does not always translate to being accepted and loved. You will have people that support you, but your work will attract naysayers. This just means it is potent and worthwhile - so not let anyone affect how you stand in the world. Allow their words to fuel your fire and keep going.
A balanced Revolutionary leads and empowers. They are not afraid to be direct and deliver a harsh message when necessary, but they do so with love. They are original thinkers that push the envelope - they are all about questioning things and inviting others to do the same. They are truth seekers, but fluid in how they find truth.
In the quest for the good of the greater collective, an unbalanced Revolutionary may become oppressive and use tactics that can be harmful. They also may become tyrannical and unable to hear others because they have some imbalanced ego issues.
Well if this doesn’t fit how I feel right now.
Trigger Warning - discussion about abortion
As a US and Texan woman, I was devastated Friday when SCOTUS overturned Roe vs. Wade. I am not pro-abortion, I am pro - CHOICE - being able to have the freedom to choose what I do with my own body. It boils down to the government (whether it be state or federal) is controlling what a woman can do with her body. Texas has a trigger ban that goes into effect 30 days from the ruling that outright bans all abortions, except in the “rare case of material life endangerment.” All weekend I have been stewing on what to do. Do I sit quiet because I’m past the point of it “affecting” me? Do I get involved and join protests to the state capital? Do I look for ways to assist those that have to make the difficult choice to have this procedure done? I really don’t know but I feel this card is telling me to take action, whatever I am called to take.
In addition to the above, this fits well with how I am developing my spiritual path. I am an eclectic green with and very much do my own thing. I follow my instincts and not what other time is the “right” way to practice. While I will not incorporate closed practices, I still will study them as I LOVE to learn about other people’s cultures. It helps me understand where they are coming from; how they see things differently from or the same as me; ways I can use my privileged voice to stand up for them. I’ve always been one to buck the system and go my own way so the Revolutionary card is perfect for me.