I love the look of those cards @Siofra_Strega and the messages on them. Very nice.
Thank you very much. I almost pulled from my Celtic Tarot, maybe tomorrow. We’ll see what the day brings.
The Crystal cards are really nice & great quality. It’s a large amount of cards to shuffle though. Lol
( I shuffled 3 times & took the top 3 cards off & drew)
- Purification, Strength, Wisdom
– I am at ease & nurtured
– Turquoise is a stone of purification & helps dispel negative energy & pollutants when worn. It brings inner calm & helps ease panic & anxiety. It is a stone of friendship & love. It aligns our chakras with soothing energy
– Blue Daisy
Good Morning/Afternoon, the sun is shining it’s 40 degrees F.
Wednesday, 9, 2022
image source from The Modern Witch Tarot Deck by Lisa Sterle
At points in our lives, we can feel like there’s something pulling us to change. Judgement calls down to us in the form of a benevolent angel, and presents us with the crossroads on her banner. As humans, we aren’t alone in the world, but surrounded by others struggling – each in their own way. Through compassion, love and a desire to be better people, we reach up towards this lofty goal of self-actualization to enrich the world and others around us. Only through responding to the call can we become truly alive.
It’s not about judging others, but judging yourself. There are times to be kind to yourself, and then there are times for some tough love. Now is one of those times. There’s an important change needed for you to reach new heights, but you’re prepared. Your past self is behind you and the future calls. Examine yourself and your choice honestly. Is this the best you?
Key concepts: self-expression without filters or masks, authentic communication, being proud of who you are, shining in the world, refusing to make yourself small just to belong.
You are being called to step into your true power and essence. This is one of those times when you’re required to bring everything you are - all that you’ve learned, experienced, and integrated - and offer it up in service to the world.
When you take center stage, you will be noticed. Yes, as you shine brightly, you will naturally stand apart from others. This idea may bring up excitement and genuine pride or discomfort, but this is not the time to make yourself small to avoid the glare of the spotlight and potential punishment by others. It takes courage, but know that this is the right thing for you today.
You have come so far. You have been in the proverbial back of the room, in learning and gathering mode for so long, and this important time has served its purpose. You must now step into a new consciousness, seizing a new opportunity to share your wisdom. You will be like a lighthouse, shining through the dark, illuminating the way for others.
Be careful of the voices in your head that say You can’t or You don’t know enough or Who are you to shine? The better question is: Who are you not to shine? All you are and all you have become is by the grace of the Divine. Now it is your duty to share your gifts. Celebrate this!
- (By: Sharlyn Hidalgo)
I shuffled the Celtic Tree Oracle deck 3 times & took the next 3 cards off the top & drew:
12. Gort Ivy Reversed
The Gort Ivy initiates in the eleventh lunation. Ivy often grows in spirals & always towards the light. It offers us a pattern to model for individuation & soul growth. It can grow almost anywhere, even pushing through concrete & walls. It never gives up. It is thought that there were once thirteen astrological signs – that Virgo may originally have been divided into two signs, one of which was named for Arachne, an aspect of the Great Mother as spinner & creator of the physical world. Ivy promises growth, resurrection, & renewal, & Wolf is our guide & protector as we move into our shadow to gain insight. Ivy promises triumph. The ogham for this plant is Gort & the letter G.
12. Gort Ivy Reversed You are avoiding inner work that will lead you to a higher level of consciousness & development. Perhaps you are over-reliant upon others for your identity & self-worth. Ivy reversed might also indicate a lack of soul growth. If you find you have little self-knowledge – that is limited insight into your own motivations, your shadow side, or even your self. Consider hiring a therapist or seeking a teacher to help you understand your true essence & your inner world.
Because Ivy can grow anywhere, it sometimes breaks things apart. Therefore, if you’ve drawn Gort Ivy reversed, consider your intentions. Look for selfish methods or unconsciousness in your dealings with others, & check your ego needs at the door. Ivy can stick to things, so make sure you are not overly invested in others or overly enmeshed. It is time to grow towards the light.
- Thorsson, Edred. Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic: A Complete Guide to Interpreting Runes, Rune Lore, and the Art of Runecasting . Red Wheel/Weiser, 2018.
@marsha that is a great deck, I love the imagery! Thank you so much.
@debra2 great draw for today also! Thank you
( I shuffled 3 times & took the top 3 cards off & drew)
- Peace, Attainment, Divine
- Third Eye
- I am in tune with my higher self & the divine
- Herkimer Diamonds attune us to our surroundings & their energies. They help relieve tension & draw in peaceful & calm energy. Herkimer expands our upper chakras & our awareness of the divine.
- Solomon’s Seal
Magickal Uses: Chant or inscribe to help reach out to the other worlds. Meditating or slipping into a shamanic trance, inscribe this rune on you to facilitate your journey as well as to protect you while you are on it.
Overall Meanings/Keyword(s): Tree of Life, Magic, initiation, Death, Guardian, Responsibility, Hidden Cosmic Knowledge.
Through purposeful sacrifice, a united will can be achieved. As above, so below. As within, so without. This commitment brings knowledge & guidance for the highest good of all if you are ready & willing to work it out.
Alignment & enlightenment are what I seek. Guide me in my quest for balanced ascendence & grounding as roots dug deep, eyes to the skies, I travel between worlds.
The principle of the vertical axis that penetrates the world above & the world below & connects the human realm to the heavenly & chlonic regions. Synthesis of above & below, light & dark, life & death. The yew is a flexible force but also hard, it endures beyond all other things.
Brightstave/Upright: The yew promotes spiritual enlightenment along the vertical axis of consciousness. Mental toughness & flexibility is needed. The inner flame must be ignited through discipline. Seek independence from the natural/mechanical order of the cosmos. Controlled changes in consciousness are indicated. (Initiation) Realization of inner strength will protect you from outside dangers. Bring together the light & the dark.
Merkstave/Reversed: Coming too early in the life of a person can cause deep confusion & consternation. The hot fires unconsciously ignited may cause “burn out” leading to death & decay. A stoppage of the yew principle in those who are prepared for it causes a profound sense of dissatisfaction. Boredom, & meaninglessness. It also can soften your will & sense of self-discipline.
Chamberlain, Lisa. Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes . Chamberlain Publications, 2018.
Kristina, Jillian. “Wild Runes Deck - Tamed Wild.” Nashville Metropolitan Area, Nashville, 2020. Wild Runes Deck – Tamed Wild
Simonds, Josh. The Beginner’s Guide to Runes: Divination and Magic with the Elder Futhark Runes . Rockridge Press, 2020.
Thorsson, Edred. Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic: A Complete Guide to Interpreting Runes, Rune Lore, and the Art of Runecasting . Red Wheel/Weiser, 2018.
Good afternoon/evening everyone. It’s a duller day today and a little cooler too.
Thursday, March 10, 2022.
image source from The Modern Witch Tarot Deck by Lisa Sterle
As students, we learn from the past and from others. It is the Hierophant that calls us to unlock our psyche and hidden potential through diligent study. She is wise in her guidance, helping us discover new things we could not have found alone. As students and disciples, we kneel at her feet, listening to her stories and lessons, and if we do so, we may be able to find the lock that fits the keys crossed at her feet.
Look to the past, read books, find a community of both differing worldviews and familiar ones. Find the passion within you and the hunger to know more. Nothing is created in a void, and you can enrich yourself by finding communities or collectives that help to structure your study. Learning new things can open your mind to new pathways and possibilities.
Crystal Color Deep Shades of red
Related Chakra Sacral
Ruby can be found in several different forms: star rock ruby, rock ruby, and polished ruby. This healing medicine encourages you to look deep within at your old wounds and traumas and invites you to allow the light to transform the pain as deep healing occurs. Its medicine invites you to look deeply into your soul and see your magnificence. When you can truly accept yourself and all life’s challenges, you will truly SHINE.
- Dissolves deep trauma and grief within the body and allows you to love yourself.
- Enhances passion in all areas of life.
- Deepens your sensual aspects of self, allowing you to receive a flow of creativity.
- Helps to recognize the source of fear and anxiety.
Oracle Reading Message from the Crystal Deva
You have attracted this card into your life today to remind you it’s time to shine. You are a beautiful, loving shining light on this planet possessing deep love and wisdom to share with many. If you have been feeling a little down on yourself, know that it is now time to put aside those negative thoughts and feelings and start believing that you are a beautiful beacon of light, here to shine your light on this world. It’s time to stop hiding and step out into the world and shine your beautiful light. You have been playing it small and hiding in the shadows for too long and now it is your time to SHINE. Ruby gives you permission to shine your light… You are Amazing!
(I shuffled 3 times & took the top 3 cards off & drew)
Grounding, Harmony, Purifying
- All – Crown , Third Eye, Throat, Heart , Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root
• Astrological Sign
- I am in tune with the dark & light energies within me
- Tourmalated Quartz grounds & deflect negative energy while amplifying & raising our positive energy fields. It combines clear quartz & black tourmaline, creating a powerful spiritual growth cleansing property.
— New Beginnings
Wasserman, J., Harris, F., Kaplan, S.R. (1983). Instructions For Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot Deck. New York, NY: U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Ziegler, G. (1998). Tarot Mirror of The Soul: Handbook for the Aleister Crowley Tarot. York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, Inc.
Good Afternoon/Evening Everyone. Today is kind of cold, we are supposed to get snow around the mountains, hopefully, none in the valley bottom.
Friday, March 11, 2022.
image source from The Moden Witch Tarot Deck by Lisa Sterle
The struggle is real. And you’re goddamn exhausted. You’ve been putting time and energy fully into all the outer aspects of your life, like friends, your relationship, or your job, and you have forgotten to care for yourself. You are worn out, so take a break. Relax, close your eyes, meditate. Take a nap. Do what you need to in order to recharge.
Overall Meanings/Keyword(s): Gift, honor, balance, generosity, relationships, exchange, magical exchange, divine interaction.
Principle of the three-fold gift of Odin: Consciousness, divine gift, & form.
It is also the principle of giving & taking; an exchange between any 2 beings or realms. It is the sacrificed gift made by people to gods to compensate or petition for divine favors. In human society, this is reflected as hospitality.
Live by the laws & in accordance with nature, rather than living separate & disconnected from the earth. This is how the tribes of the day survived but thrived. Gebo also calls to the relationship between people & their connection to the gods. When a person dedicated themselves to a certain god or goddess, offerings, time, & energy were presented to the deity. In turn, people hoped their chosen deities would bestow their blessings & strengths upon them.
The synthesis of giving & receiving with goodwill, hospitality, & respect is akin to unifying one’s self with the divine. Wen gifts & contracts are mutually exchanged & honorably upheld, energetic reciprocity will always be positive. Here, integrity, love, & common bonds pave the way for the benefit, abundance, & protection of family & community.
Brightstave/Upright: Provide for hospitality & generosity with guests. Be prepared to accept it as a material or spiritual gift that may be in the offing. You may expect great credit. Honor, dignity – or you might be called upon to bestow these on another if you are in a position of power. You may have a magical exchange with a member of the opposite sex. A powerful & synchronistic experience could be in the offing.
Merkstave/Reversed: Take care not to give away all you have. Spend wisely. Do not become overly dependent upon gifts from others for, “Aye does a gift always look for gain.” An attempt to buy influence with gifts is possible, beware of financial enslavement. Things might get worse before they get better. Blockage of the Gebo will cause greed & weakness or poverty & loneliness.
Associations & guided meditation are contained within the following source link:
- By: Yoshi Yoshitani (Inspired by Deities, Folklore, & Fairy Tales from Around the World)
Upright Greed, Controversy, Addiction, Strange Experiences, Violence
Story The Devil gives into the ego, lusting for harmful or unnecessary things, unwilling to leave negative situations. It is a dragon sitting upon a pile of gold. It doesn’t need a person setting a person fire for their own gain.
28 Pegasus Transcending
Grab hold of the mane! Pegasus is leaping into the sky with you on his back. You can feel the wind rush by as this winged horse climbs higher and higher, his muscles rippling beneath you. You are keenly aware of his majesty, strength, and power as you are brought closer and closer to the heavens.
The Spirit of the Pegasus says: You’re on a pilgrimage of the soul. It’s time to transcend the weight of earthly burdens. Fly over situations that have been pulling you down. Don’t involve yourself with the drama of others. When you remember that you have come from spirit and are eternal, challenging situations will resolve. A profound transformation is at hand.
Good Afternoon everyone
Saturday, March 12, 2022
image source: The Modern Tarot Deck by Lisa Sterle
Difficult problems require strength and willpower. Strength can tame a lion face down her hears and unwanted feelings, bringing them under control through grace and acceptance. Only by reconciling with those scary aspects of ourselves can Strength grow and discover true inner calm. Flowers create a link between Strength and the lion, and this connection can’t be severed. These inner passions, these emotions that feel like they’re spiraling out of control and consuming us, need to be accepted peacefully or they’ll end up controlling us.
It will take courage to approach these possibly frightening aspects of yourself. It will also take compassion and tenderness, as only then can you find the inner strength and power to make yourself whole. You have to accept your fears, your anxieties, and your feelings because they are a part of you. You can’t cut them off. You may find yourself dealing with a difficult problem, but it can be dealt with through grace, maturity, and strength.
Yoshi Yoshitani (Inspired by Deities, Folklore, & Fairy Tales)
The Moon Reversed
Japan, Japanese Fairy Tale
- The is the subconscious & all its illusions, potential, pitfalls, & the possibility of self-deception. Here, two tanukis – shape-shifting raccoon-like animals – each staring at a different moon, though it is not clear which is the real one.
Reversed - Joy, Enlightenment, Resolution, deception revealed, relief
~19~ Cocoon of White Light
Rest in perfect love. Understand Oneness.
At its highest 12th-dimensional frequency, Source love is pure white. It is carried by unicorns. When they connect with you they bring it down to the vibrational level you are ready for, while reminding you that your essence is divine love.
Ask your unicorn to place you in a bubble of pure white light.
White unicorn love is a pure and powerful healing force. It also soothes, smooths, and strengthens your aura, ensuring that no lower energies can enter. Any feelings you may have of separation and difference, are dissolved, allowing you to merge with oneness. This card invites you to give yourself as long as you need to merge into love.
'I rest in a cocoon of love."