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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? 


Daily Draw, October 4th, 2012

After having a few days where I felt like I was trying to view the world around me through a very narrow straw, I’ve decided to add a third card to the daily Lenormand draw.   Card 1 is the central card.  Card 2 goes to the left of center.  Card 3 goes to the right.  Card 1 / Central card is the main focus of the day.  Card’s 2 and 3 go together as well as Card 2 and 1 / Card 2 and 3.   All together they form an important notice for the day ahead.

Let’s say what’s going on today.

Woman + House + Bear —  Bear again.  Gives you an idea of what my past few weeks have been like!  All together this lets me know that the day will focus around the house and home.  My wife and I are spending the day together as we have the day off today to deal with a whole slew of very important and powerful decisions and situations.  I have a feeling that today, with the Bear card in the mix, the swing of the day could be fairly dramatic.  Whether for good or ill remains to be seen.

Onward!

Update – Though the day got off to a rough start, the cards were completely accurate.  It ended up to be a VERY powerful day as my wife and I took care of several maters regarding the house, home and family.  The cards were not referring to really any one event but instead, the overall feel of the day.  Whether this was due to the third card addition or not, I am unclear.  I’ll continue this three card for the next few days and see how it goes.


Lenormand Daily Draw, October 3rd 2012

Catch up time again.  I’m thinking that through this move I may need to go to a weekly draw since I’m having trouble getting the time to post these daily.  I’ll consider it for next week.

Sunday brought me the Dog + Clouds.  Dog being a loyal friend, companion and Clouds equaling confusion and a fog over matters.  Again the cards were dead on.  Unfortunately, I’m not comfortable talking about it on a public blog but let’s say some clouds definitely rolled in on a friendship.

Monday showed me Sun + Man.  Sun equals success, energy, enthusiasm and big luck.  Man could mean myself or someone else I know.  Some success or energy for a male figure in my life.  Something that should make an impact in my day.  Well, this is the first draw that I’m sorry to say did not show up at all.  All day the weather was gray and rainy and I fought against a real drop in energy.  No news came my way and no real sunlight either.  Perhaps something happened to a Man I know and I’ll hear about it later.

Now, Today’s draw!

Ship + Snake

Ship + Snake – Hmmmm, I’m not sure if I like this one very much.  Ship can stand for move and transition.  Since we are in the middle of a very important move for us it could mean that.  Snake, in the Lenormand, is about deception, complications, lies etc.   For me, personally, Snake usually stands for transformation and the power of “shedding your skin.”  I’ll just have to keep my eyes and ears open on this one today and see what manifests.

Onward!

Update – Welll… this makes two days in a row that nothing really showed up clearly.  I read somewhere that this combo could mean a detour or having to take the “long way around” on a journey.   If that is the case then this combo did show up for me but not until after this evening.

I’m actually starting to find the two card readings a bit limiting.  It feels like that game where you are trying to guess the subject of a whole picture by having to look at only small pieces of it.