This week take some time out to just ‘be’. Sometimes we forget we are human beings, and act more like human ‘doings’ as we rush around trying to cross things off our ever increasing to do list. So today try and make life a little easier on yourself…..scratch anything that isn’t strictly necessary, and give yourself five minutes out of your busy day to close your eyes, breathe deeply, and get in touch with your inner voice. It may be that taking a brief timeout may inspire you with fresh insight or new creative ideas which will help make the rest of your week more productive.
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 may be one of those weird and wonderful times where the hand of fate plays a part. It may not be immediately apparent, but when you look back with the benefit of hindsight you might see that this week was a turning point or crossroads in some way. The threads of fate twist and turn in mysterious ways and it’s impossible to unpick them and see the bigger picture from our perspective. However, just because it isn’t visible to us doesn’t mean that there is not an order and pattern moving beneath the surface of life. Embrace the mystery!
It feels as if you’ve spent too long cooped up indoors. Maybe you have become isolated and withdrawn, and almost hermit like as you have retreated into yourself. Maybe you feel as if life is passing you by, as you press your nose against the glass of life and watch as other people have fun. It’s time to jump back into the flow. Reconnect with the natural world and gaze with awe and wonder at all it has to offer. Be here now, and be open to the sensory delights this earthly playground bestows upon us. Drink it all in and enjoy!
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.