Category Archives: Daily Draw

“One Card for You, One Card for Me.”

Since speaking with the Morrigan and agreeing to work with her I had a day where she was just not around.  Monday was fairly normal and the first day in a week where the blue flame image wasn’t prominent in my inner vision.  I spent the day asking, for the most part, “Ok, what next?”

This morning, during my morning card reading, she returned.  I was shuffling my Wildwood tarot and I felt her arrive.  This, in itself, is very hard to describe. It is a simple knowing, a presence.  I feel a shift and the dark blue flames tingle up my arms.

I greeted her and heard her say, “You asked a question about our work?”  I agreed and a simple statement came to my inner ear, “One card for you, one card for me.”  She stared at me and stayed behind my left shoulder as I drew both cards.  With the second card, I could feel her guiding my hand to the card.

So, there it was.  One card would be for my physical day, work, life, family, etc.  The second card would be for her.  It would tell me my first trial.  Fair enough.

I won’t show many of these and I’m guessing there will be several such lessons from her through the cards.  I’ve decided to show you this one because once you see the cards you’ll see just how apt the whole thing ended up being.  It’s also a bit of proof that the Morrigan is direct, engaging and no-nonsense.

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The first card, the card for me, the Four of Arrows, is about rest, about taking it easy.  Today, for me, is very much like this.  With the holiday nearby and me being off tomorrow, today will be easy.  After the intense weeks I have run since September, this is a welcome site.   More importantly, it’s a call to engage that rest, to be conscious of it.

The second card, the card from her.  Seven of Arrows ~ Insecurity.

Straight to the point.  The first step of the Morrigan’s teaching?  Time to dig up those insecurities and start looking at them.

“Start today and use your rest wisely,” she said.  “These insecurities need to go first before we continue and you will know when to draw the next card.  Address them, tend to them.  Sort them out and identify them.  It will be easier to weed them out.”

“All of them?”

“If not all, most,” she said and gave me that direct, black-eye stare.

“Well,” I said jokingly, “I’m gonna need a bigger boat.”

She just stared at me, gave me a half smile and a crook of an eyebrow to show me amusement and disappeared again.

She’s fond of me.  I can tell.

 

 

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Circling the Dark Flame

What a roller-coaster week.  Fallout from the election, the Taurus Supermoon and then the event from my previous post about the dark blue fire.   All this year I’ve drawn cards on the energies of this year and over and over I have received the Six of Arrows – Transition or The Journey (Death).  Over and over two words have sprung up, transition and transformation.  It almost feels like a season finale doesn’t it?  On top of that it appears to be a cliffhanger!  (If you go by Samhain being the end of the year it was DEFINITELY a cliffhanger, right?  Tune in next cycle for the stunning conclusion!)

In regards to the image of the dark blue fire, it’s become very central to me, one of the foremost things on my mind. Since I first had the image, it has stuck with me and has been a perpetual image on my inner space.  As I’ve processed and looked into things it has simply been there, waiting.  The rest of this post goes into it, goes into the larger tarot and card reading I did regarding it, the signs and experiences I’m having and then what I’ve decided about it.

My goal, by openly talking about it here, is education so less experienced readers might get a look, via a walk through of the past few days, of how to analyze and work through similar experiences.

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A Final Answer

At the end of my last post I stated that I was “happily derailed.”  This proved more true than I realized and as I continued my practice of staying in the Now and working with Earth Energy and divination, an odd thing occurred.  I ran out of things to say!  Well, not so much that I was out of things to say but I ran out of inspiration of HOW to say it.  I became stuck with how to put those experiences into words accurately.  For the first time I truly encountered what I had read in other books and research, that the Way cannot be described with words.  It can only be felt, experienced. I think I ran through at least five different attempts to write a blog post and each time it became more and more frustrating.  To laugh at myself even further, it wasn’t until the fourth or fifth time that I realized what was happening!  I finally understood that Spirit/God/Universe/Being/The Way can only be shared or described through our stories and myth.  So, in staying true to the practice, I observed my frustration and let it go.

As it often goes, the minute you let something go you often get a lesson to sink the point home.  As a bonus, by working through the lesson I was then given fodder for a blog post!  First, a bit of back story and then I’ll bring it around and I think you can see how the puzzle pieces all fit together.

Last week I again began to draw a Wildwood Tarot card at the beginning of my day.  I had stopped doing this for several months but I had started a new journal and I realized I missed the experience and meditation of drawing a card in the peacefulness of the pre-dawn hours with a warm cup of coffee and my dowsing rods.  The first few days went very well and the cards offered a nice reflection before starting my day.  Life, for the past several weeks, had settled into a peaceful and enjoyable pattern.  Something that, for most of my life, I am not used to having but have recently been trying, successfully, to materialize.  Then, on Tuesday, the challenge occurred.

theguardianI pulled the Guardian.

In the Wildwood Tarot the Guardian is a bit of a stand-in for the Devil card.  It indicates a challenge arriving in your life, a breaking away from bondage created either by yourself or an outside source.  More importantly, “… now is the time to take control of your fears and deal with the insecurity with courage and integrity.”   However, after a series of pleasant weeks, seeing a card like this took me off guard.

Immediately upon pulling it I realized it for what it was, a test of everything I had been writing about here!  As stated in previous posts, what do you do when you get a card that rumbles an ominous portent for the rest of a day that appears to be going very well?   Well, here was my chance to practice!

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Daily Draw, October 9th 2012

Having to move fast this morning!  Yesterday’s draw was VERY weird and did not come to pass at all.  Yesterday’s was Coffin + Heart + Book.  Heart was the central event flanked by Coffin and Book.  Heart stands for romance, love, passion and relationships.  The cards on either side of it would indicate an ending to that passion via a communication or through knowledge learned.  Although the Heart was definitely present throughout the day yesterday, the other two cards made NO sense whatsoever.  If anyone has any other ideas, I’d love to learn from them!

Here is today’s draw…

House + Man + Heart

House + Man + Heart — Central theme or event is Man.  Could mean myself or a man that is involved with either the new house or the old.  There is a love or fondness there due to the heart.  That’s all I’ve got right now but I’ll meditate on it through the day and see what happens!

Onward!

Update — This one was all about me.  The day that did not involve work completely revolved around my home and my heart.  The cards would indicate it was a great day but I’m not sure I can agree in the classical “great day” sense.  The day was long, hard and frustrating but it revolved around important matters and the love I feel for them.  So, in that regard, the cards held true and gave me an important reminder when I needed it.

 


Daily Draw, October 7th 2012

Today, after the draw for yesterday, I’m asking for something more specific.  Instead of the word aspect I am using the word event.  What important event or situation should I know about today?

Cross + Bear + House

Cross + Bear + House —  Well, to me this is VERY straight forward.   Bear is the central card and indicates benificial power and protection.  Cross is about burden, possibly something unexpected or disastrous.  House is, well, house and home. I would like to think that this is talking about the sheer burden of packing, carrying and moving my house today which is, along with everything that goes with it, happening today (and the next few weekends.)  Hopefully, that is all it is and not something worse!  Since Bear is the central card for the day meaning a day of power, my gut is telling me that the Cross is not that bad.  One thing that stuck out to me is that the Bear is facing the cross and the path of the arrow suggests to me that the Bear’s power will take in whatever the Cross is related to and standing between it and the House.

Time to see how it all goes…

Onward!

Update — I really have to say I think I got this one with my definition of “the sheer burden of packing…”  No unexpected horrid news came my way on this day.  Instead, really, it was a VERY powerful day as we dealt with all the burdens in order to get ready for this move.  So many… boxes….  Maybe the Box card should be added to the Lenormand instead of the gloomy Cross.  It could mean, “carrying other people’s burdens.”  Just kidding, most of those boxes were filled with my stuff!

 


Daily Draw, October 6th 2012

My daily draw for Saturday.  Let’s see what the cards say about the most important aspect of my day today.

Child + Mice + Crossroads

Child + Mice + Crossroads —  Interesting that the Crossroads card comes up again today.  Must be the week for turning points, eh?  The central card is Mice which can stand for distractions and things that “gnaw away” at your central resources like time, concentration, etc.  They can also stand for anxiety, theft and physical destruction.  Child indicates, well a child.  It could be one of mine or someone else’s.  It might also stand for someone with an immature mindset.  What I am getting is that a Child will be the source of some anxiety today which will lead to a turning point or a choice in dealing with the situation.

We’ll see how this plays out!

Onward!

Update — Well, I have to be honest and say, once again, I’m not sure exactly where this played out.  In a way I almost felt, as the day progressed, that the Child was more of an attitude and it was causing way too many distractions later in the day.  My contrary thought to that is I had hoped the Lenormand would speak more to daily physical events instead of emotions, etc.  If I want that I’ll go back to the Tarot and other card oracles…


Daily Draw, October 5th 2012

Here’s the three card spread for my day on Friday.  I had this written and was awaiting to update.  Found out this morning (Saturday) that I had never posted it!

Man + Crossroads + Fox

Man + Crossroads + Fox  — The center card, Crossroads, indicates a choice, a decision, a turning point.  It’s proceeded by the Man and followed by the Fox.  I take these two to mean a man who is being deceptive OR a man at work who will offer me a decision.  Fox, again, for me is incredibly hard to get my brain around because part of me wants to say that it represents cunning, stealth or careful thought.  Another is to take it as a warning sign.

I would say it depends greatly on the cards around it.  Perhaps this simple means today will offer a turning point choice that involves careful thought going into as well as going forward?  Guess we’ll wait and see…

Onward!

Update – Well, this one may have to remain a mystery.  Nothing stands out as obvious as I review the day yesterday.  There is one thing that this could stand for but it would make the Man me which makes sense, of course.   There was really no particular heavy decision made but there was a mindset taken and the day, at the end, DID feel like a hill had gone over or a turning point had been reached in regard to a particular personal subject.  So, maybe that is what the cards were talking about?