Tarot: XVIII-The Moon.
Darkness cloaks secrets and mystery. The Moon tells of a time where things remain unknown and encourage you to look deeper. Recognize when your emotions are being swayed. Seek to reveal situations where manipulation and deception are in play. Do not act hastily. Take your time to see things as they really are.
Stone: Black Opal
Feelings of hope are paired with powerful manifestation in the Black Opal making it the perfect stone to carry with you in times of darkness.
Mugwort is the quintessential herb of magic and darkness. This is the mystery, the hidden things and the healing powers of the ancients that came before us. Use this herb in dream magic and to enhance psychic powers.
The Pagan Devotional will be up and running again next week when I am on my feet fully.
Today, however, I’d like to share my morning reading. (Recall that I use a version of the Celtic Cross spread most often.) I trust my cards & my readings but that doesn’t mean things are always crystal clear.
What a mixed bag.
I have made some major changes in the last week. I was so sick that I literally lost days, and it inspired me to do some serious re-evaluation of my life. I was looking to the cards for a general feel of the new course, and this spread is…well, honestly, it’s baffling.
I get The Hierophant. I have resisted the role of High Priestess and religious leader but I understand that it is a huge part of my new role. And, I am thrilled to see the X of Pentacles as my immediate future. It always means good things ahead for my family but the dreaded Illusion Card as my foundation???? (VI of Cups). What’s that about?
Not crazy about the V of Swords either, and I’m very confused by the outcome showing up as a person (which Pages always are for me). I don’t know what that means.
All-in-all, a mixed bag.
Anyway, thanks for staying tuned. I look forward to getting back to the devotional soon.
Oh, and if you have ANY insight on this reading, please share below!
I apologize for being inconsistent. I have been very ill with an intense form of strep throat. I promise to be back in the swing of things soon.
Be well and be you!
Tarot: The Star XVII
The vision of the goddess in her natural state, naked at the waters balancing nature, inspiration, and emotion. The is Temperance and inspiration, sharing freely with anyone who follows. This is always a good card that brings healing and faith in any situation. Even in the darkness, the brightest star lights the way. There is healing, hope, and renewal available to all.
Stone: Honey Calcite
Honey calcite aids in healing by helping the seeker find their personal power as well as draw divine energy down through to the lower chakras.
A critical and versatile resource, honey has been found to be more effective than DM and DPH medicines (like Robistussin) when it comes to reducing cough and discomfort. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20618098
The End of a Bad Cycle.
Tarot: The Tower XVI
A storm rages, shadows of your former self is tossed into the ocean, fire rages and The Tower is lost. This might seem like the worst situation possible, but in reality, The Tower brings together the ideas of the cards that came before. Death and The Wheel of Fortune remind you that the end of something is the beginning of something new. The Tower promises even more. The destruction of things built on false promises burns to the ground and you are able to begin again with open eyes. Do not remain willfully blinded.
Stone: Apache Tear
Used to ground, heal grief, and gain understanding, the Apache Tear is the perfect stone to carry with you during times of great change or upheaval. Especially since Apache Tears can also absorb negative energy. Remember that not all change is bad and that The Tower signifies the end of something built on FALSE beliefs. Seek clarity during this time and you will also find comfort.
Thyme is a powerful decongestant and is a wonderful homeopathic aid for asthma and colds that impact the respiratory system. In ritual, thyme is best used to ward negativity, for purification, and to promote swift action.
Make a simple tea with 1 teaspoon of dried thyme and serve with honey to alleviate chest tightness associated with asthma and the common cold.
*NOTE: Thyme teas are meant to be used WITH medications to aid in relief. THIS IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL CARE*