This week’s card, the Son of Wands, is all about an explosion of creative energy. If you have an inspired idea this would be the ideal time to take it to the next level. You are focused, determined and filled with a fiery passion to create. Whether it is an imaginative artwork, a project, or life in general, you have your eye on the prize, and are full to the brim with enthusiasm and energy to get the show on the road. Who knows where this may lead? The sky’s the limit!
The Three of Cups is a beautiful, celebratory card. It depicts the community and support available when you find your “tribe” and have a sense of belonging. This week is a great time to strengthen the connections of friendship and camaraderie in your life, and appreciate the support freely given in difficult times. Ultimately this card sends a message that all will be well, as the beautiful rosy colours of oranges, pinks and reds create a backdrop of well-being and reassurance.
Until next week,
This weeks randomly drawn card is The High Priestess from the Wild Unknown Tarot.
This cards theme is all about connecting to the intuition, dreams and mysteries. The tiger is pictured against a night sky with a crescent moon illuminating the darkness. Between her paws there is an orb or sphere swirling with colours of blue and purple. These are considered colours of the intuition and spiritual receptivity. The tiger has a relaxed posture, suggesting that she has complete confidence in her intuitive hunches. She knows how to be immersed in the world of visions, mystery and the psyche without being overwhelmed.
This is also a time when a vast ocean of creative potential can burst forth. She is alive and inspired, and aware that the only thing limiting her vast potential is her own negative thoughts and behaviour. This simple realisation unleashes her creativity like a wild fire which rages in her wake and adds a sense of aliveness and inspiration.
She trusts completely in the divine plan and direction without anxiety, doubt or fear. All which occurs is part of the divine perfection playing out in her life.
The Autumn Equinox or Mabon falls on the 23rd September this year. At this time of year the harvest is gathered and complete, and preparations are well under way for Winter.
Traditionally at Harvest Festival we give thanks and recognition for all the fruits of our labours. The Goddess is Harvest Queen, resplendent in each ripe blackberry, and filling barns and larders with her treasure. Because our supermarket shelves are always full with produce in modern times, it is easy to forget the crucial importance of the harvest.
Preserving of all types is highlighted – although Autumn is a time of bounty, this abundance has to see us through the winter. So forage for blackberries and elderberries and fill your larder with jars of homemade pickles and jam.
The Equinox is also a time of balance, but in the Autumn the dark is gaining. This is therefore a period for clearing and getting rid of anything past it’s sell by date, to make space for contemplation and going within. Plan how to spend the quiet winter evenings…..it is an ideal time to savour the peace, and maybe make room in your life to dream, or learn about any subject…..especially yourself.
When The World Card comes up, it is usually signifying the end of a major life cycle, and the beginning of something new. It also talks about accomplishment and achievement, and the need to overcome obstacles and challenges to reach the end goal. All these experiences have made you stronger and wiser, and now you are in the perfect place to move on to the next stage of your life.
It also reminds us that our life and experiences are created from the inside out. First we must be able to visualise what we want to create, and then we can bring it into being in the tangible world. This is why it’s vital to keep our thoughts positive and uplifted as much as we can.
As within so without.
As above so below.
Often, when we can’t see properly we can start to imagine all kinds of frightening situations. When we only have the shadowy light of the moon to illuminate our path, our fears can start to take on disproportionately scary guises. In the light of day these shadows can be seen for what they really are and cut down to size. Don’t let your fear take charge this week.
This week’s card, The Empress is a beautiful, bountiful card. It asks us to consider if we are nourishing ourselves on a regular basis? Are we doing the things which will empower us to create and sustain the important things in our lives. In order to be strong and abundant we are required to attend to the three main areas of body, mind and spirit. These must be stoked in a positive way to ensure that we are strong and able to squeeze all the juice out of life. Ask yourself if your perpetual daily habits are moving you nearer or further away from the strength and empowerment you seek?
Last week’s card, the Ten of Wands, portrayed a situation where confusion reigned and we couldn’t see the wood for the trees. This week we have the Nine of Wands; the steps we need to take are becoming clearer and more delineated. We can see that there will be many challenges and tricky situations to navigate to reach our destination. We will need stamina, persistence and determination to overcome the obstacles and reach our goal. However, every journey begins with the first step, and if we keep putting one foot in front of the other we will eventually be victorious.
You may feel as if you’ve been battling your way through a dense and overgrown forest for a very long time, with no hint of light at the end of the tunnel. However you are just starting to glimpse evidence that perhaps you are getting nearer to a breakthrough. You can see light starting to infiltrate through the thick cover and it seems you are heading towards a clearing or glade in the forest. You are nearly there….just keep putting one foot in front of the other and you will soon be bathed in glorious sunshine again.
This week you could have a revelation (or even a revolution) in the way you see something! Maybe a new way of viewing the world will be unveiled so that you never see things in the same way again. A totally revolutionary paradigm may be revealed in the most profound of ways. Maybe the underlying structure of the Universe may become apparent for the briefest of moments, but this glimpse of the way things really work will be enough to change your way of being in the world forever.