I’m delighted to share with you a new discovery that has taken my “Traveling by Moonlight” to a whole new level of magic and mystery. It all happened unexpectedly this week when I pulled out my Tarot deck for my month-end/month-beginning check-in.
Before I pull cards from the deck, I spend some time, 15 minutes or so, free writing in my journal. This process helps me to listen to my heart and brings clarity as to what the focus of my reading will be.
Trusting My Intuition
I’ve been working each month with the same Tarot deck, but you could use any oracle deck. I hold no superstitions or rules about how to pull the cards. I trust that I always pull the cards that hold the very message that will be helpful for me. I don’t know why it surprises and delights me each time when the cards’ message are spot on. I’m glad as I don’t want the awe of this magical life to diminish.
As I shuffle, I don’t work at it. I don’t think about my intentions for I know that they are held in my heart. I feel the cards as I shuffle and wait until one pulls away from the others. Sometimes the card goes flying and I’ve learned if I put those jumper cards back in the deck, I’ll pick it up again.
It also varies how many cards I pull. Again I follow my instinct. After this week though, I think I’ll have a new ritual of drawing five cards. Read on to see why…
As I sat with this card, I thought about how the owl companion whispered winning strategies in the Greek goddess Athena’s ear. Taking a break now will give me a fresh perspective on how I want to move forward.
Gentleness, grace, compassion, and leaning into my spiritual and magical practices are ways to fill up my cup. Add to that learning how to sleep, eating healthy foods, and getting exercise. How about you? What helps you when your cup feels empty?
As I look at the four swords above this lamb, I notice that they are not touching her. There is the potential that they could pierce her. I reflect on what my swords could be – thoughts, unkind messages, limiting beliefs, habits, strong emotions – all wrapped around how I’ve been feeling about taking this break.
What are the swords hanging above you?
I pulled the cards a couple of days before I made this connection with my mandala art. Oh what a moment as I placed each of the cards starting from the left and working my way clockwise.
Laying them out like this helped me to see more connections.
I felt so restless for days before I did this reading. As soon as I pulled the cards, I felt the self-imposed pressure lift off. Throughout the week, I kept looking at the cards and my mandala. More insights popped up. I feel like I have permission to savor this time and to practice my motto, Dolce far niente, Italian for the sweetness of doing nothing.
I have no doubt that by the time the new moon in Aries is upon us, my energy will rise. In this gentle period, I will take my time as I discern what’s next.
Here’s to Traveling by Moonlight. Thank you for sharing this soulful and creative journey with me.
Until the next stop,
Instigator of Soulful & Creative Living