Thursday, February 11, 2016

Something New, Something Old.


 This post was written during a waxing moon in the sign of Aries on a day ruled by Jupiter.


Oh, my! The Aries moon explains my foul mood yesterday.  I was born under an Aries moon and for some reason I am not "always my best" when the moon is in this sign.

I am going to try to get back on more regular tarot posts.  To jump start my ambition again, I ordered a new deck.    This one is called  "Pixies Astounding lLenormand."  LINK

  I have been thinking about trying a lenormand deck, but hadn't decided on one yet.  Then I found this one, which mixes some of the rider-waite images with the lenormand symbolism.  I am hoping this will be an intuitive deck.    If you want to find out more about Lenormand decks go HERE.
Obviously, I can't write more about this deck until I have some time with it.  Stay tuned.

 
Jeanne from "The Land of Melting Shadows" wrote a very interesting piece recently LINK  about genetic memory.   It was quite thought provoking and I found myself musing on it several times yesterday.   Recently I wrote about my inclusion of certain Catholic practices in my spiritual habits and I do believe that while my attachment to some of these practices come from my upbringing, it also has to do with the long line of Catholics in my family lineage.  Since I am quite "loose" as far as my practice goes, I am easily drawn to ways that feel right, and also those that feel familiar.  I am sure some of these come from my genetic memory.  

It occurred to me the other day that what prompted me to become a spiritual explorer was to test out something new, something discovered in my wanderings rather that that which was handed down throughout the generationsComing full circle, I see that everything is connected, and beliefs are not as unique as we may think.  Still, there are some that feel more "familiar" and these I believe are probably the beliefs of the people in my bloodline, the stuff that resonates with me for no other known reason.

I am trying not to overthink this, as I am content to have found comfort in my beliefs and practices, a feeling I have longed to experience.  As we head into the return of Spring I look forward to exploring life with a more open mind, while keeping and honoring the old practices.

It's a beautifully bright and sunny.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

-AIne  

  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waiting, Adjusting and bBelieving.

This post was written during a waning moon in the sign of Sagittarius on a day ruled by Mercury


Back to the Tarot today.

Here are my cards.

The three of wands usually speaks to a period of waiting for the next occurrence in a situation.  The wand behind the man often indicates that there have been partial results, but there is more expected. They may or may not happen, but this card indicates that the seeker is watching and waiting and not ready to give up.

The two of Pentacles seems to suggest that there is a certain amount of "going with the flow" that is happening or should/will be happening.  There may be a change in plans which focuses one to put some effort into a situation, and may require some adjustments and a little balancing act in order to get through a situation and put everything back on course.

The page of cups shows a bit of a change in approach.  Instead of watching and waiting or juggling more and more options and trying more approaches, this card suggests a more spiritual/inner approach.  Hope, belief and trust that all will work out in the end is the way to go.  Unlike the first card, which shows that the seeker believes that all will work out because it has in the past.  This person in this card believes, trusts and knows that things will happen as they should simply because he/she believes that it will.  And this appears to be the way to approach a situation.  Note that the water in the two of pentacles is more choppy, the waves are much bigger than in the Page of Cups card.  There is a calmness from knowing and believing that things will work out, but perhaps not the way we imagine.

Well, this is quite an accurate picture of a situation.  Luckily I have been working on a more spiritual level than a physical one, and the cards seem to give the thumbs up on that approach.

-Aine