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Serious Silly Fear

Due to everything explained in the previous Disconnection/Reconnection series of posts, I have plans for this month’s Harvest Moon which is only a few days away.  The plans showed up during the September new moon and I decided to nurture them.  Of course, as it is with this sort of thing, over the past two weeks things have been speeding up and, yeah, I’m terrified.

What started as a simple re-connection has taken on a life of it’s own, pushing me forward into deeper and deeper water.  It’s also bringing with it a fair amount of clarity and change.  Not a bit of it is bad.

So, if it’s not bad then why am I terrified?

Because of bad habits and, well, THIS GUY!

This is G. Hobyah.  He lives in the Faeries Oracle deck.  Well, he hangs out there.  I’m not sure where he lives but I imagine it’s several different places; under your bed, in your closet, under the stairs and around dark corners.  As penned by the wonderful Jessica Macbeth and painted by the as-wonderful Brian Froud, he is the faery of unrealistic fears, of being frightened by things that are not really there whether they be boogeymen in the shadows, an intimidating person walking behind you or a stern boss who doesn’t say much.

Although he is quite frightening, G. Hobyah has a job and that job is to help you find your spine and your common sense.   Once he’s done that he would much rather sit down with you with a pint and watch a horror movie then go through the exhausting process of scaring you all day for weeks on end.  However, if you don’t know this or if he comes at you sideways with a mask on, it can be absolutely terrifying.  He is, after all, very, very good at his job.  Well, it’s an artform, really.  Regardless, he’s an expert at it.

Thankfully, he showed up in a reading this morning that I was doing for the #theoctobertarot challenge over on Instagram care of @Lionhearts.  Ol’ G. Hobyah was kind enough to step out of the shadows, pull down his mask and wave at me as my Shadow Mentor for the month of October and letting me know he’s been behind a lot of my fears over the past few weeks.  I don’t think I could have found a better fey for the job.

Did you ever have a moment as a child when you were scared by a family member wearing a mask?  A nice uncle or aunt, a loving sibling, or perhaps a parent jumped out with a monster mask and you nearly wet yourself?  Then, they are kind enough to pull the mask off to show you that it’s nothing really to fear?  Yeah, that’s what happened when I pulled the card.

“Oh, G. Hobyah!  It’s only you!!”  I said while laughing in my wet pants.

I’m pretty sure he put a finger to his raspy, gnarled lips, “Shhhh, don’t tell anyone,” he hissed with a wink and then slowly put the mask of The Thing That Is Scaring The Beejeebus Out Of Me back on.  I’m pretty sure he was just giving me a break because I was getting cold feet on my plans.

I’ll be announcing things here later in the week.  I’m getting more excited by the day.

And keep a sideways eye open for G. Hobyah.

I’ve heard that this month is one of his favorites.

 

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Synchronicity and the Chariot

I started this post as a bit of a ramble regarding synchronicity.  Near the end I realized it was also about what I was being told by that synchronicity.

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I’ve had the following up on the About page since the beginning of this blog, “Synchronicity is the currency of the magical.

I had a series of interesting experiences occur to me this morning and I realized it was as excellent example of how synchronicity and the magical/mystical works.   Here is a brief play by play of how it all went down.

As a matter of course in my morning, I usually stop to check the news.  Now, these days, I do it very sparingly and usually much later in the morning.  Typically, no more than twice a day.  Just before I do I will go through a small ritual where I ground and, basically, brace myself.  I remind myself to stay focused and to let things unground me.    This time I did the above and then I said quietly to myself, “Lead me to what I should see.”

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Transitions and Cycles

For the past month or so I’ve been struggling with the fact that, for all intrinsic purposes, this blog is dead.

It’s no surprise to subscribers here and I have been accutely aware of it for awhile. My run of posts regarding the Glen in the Spring were an attempt to not only talk about my experiences there but to also put some life into the blog, to use the Spring energy to renew things. For some reason it did not stick. I wandered off. I stopped writing. I started to beat myself up by reminding myself this blog is over 5 years old and yet it never really seemed to go anywhere, never seemed to grow.

During the harvest festivals thoughts of the blog would come and go. What did I want to do about it? Was it worth keeping? Should I simply close it down after so many years? Up until Samhain I could not get a clear answer.

During Samhain and more importantly, the days immediately afterwards, I always do several readings. For my readings this year the weather was wonderful and so I ventured back out to the Glen. Even though I’ve not posted here, I’ve continued my visits to that magical wood. I go to refocus, to commune and to give back to the spirits there. It’s been a wonderful, evolving relationship.

With a wonderful chilly, Fall breeze playing amidst the branches of the sun-lit autumn forest, I took to the woods and brought my cards with me.  One of those spreads was, of course, about this blog. For it, the pendulum chose the Faeries Oracle and the reading is below. For this reading I chose a “conversation style” of reading. I ask a question. The deck responds. I ask another and so on until the conversation is over. Even as I was shuffling I felt that the conversation would be three questions total.

BlogReadingSamhain2015The first question? What do I need to know about this blog? Death. Well, nothing like cutting right to the chase, eh? Of course, Death is speaking of where the blog is currently. All things come, grow and die in time. It is important to acknowledge the fact. A point of transition as well as a point of acceptance. The blog as I’ve known it is done.

Second question: I don’t feel it is right to shut the blog down. (I actually tested this with a bit of dowsing and the answer was a very solid, “No way!”) So, what should I do next? Mickle a’ Muckle.

Mickle has always struck me as two things, being merry and being in the Now. This, in turn, reminds me of my work with the writings of Eckart Tolle and blending them into my work with the cards, spirit and magic. Mickle says to “lighten up” and to look at the Now and to something unusual or adventurous that is coming around because of the Death card. See how he is facing the Death card?  “One thing leaves, another arrives, it’s the way of it!” Mickle says to me.

Final question: I heard the wisdom of those two answers and asked, “So, for the betterment of myself, the blog and my subscribers what is the very best next step to do?” Lady of the Harvest. Ah-hah! Another “transition” card but more importantly this card spoke to me about the rituals involved with transition, with moving forward into something new from something old. The Lady of the Harvest is about releasing the past, all that has occurred (or not occurred) and moving forward to the next new phase. I also felt very strongly that in order for this to happen, a ritual needed to occur. A ritual to help acknowledge the omega and the alpha.

I needed, within myself, to let the blog go. Not to really turn it off, not to stop posting but I needed to internally acknowledge that whatever I had hoped for with this blog, whatever I had been trying to do, whatever I had been attempting to express was over. It was this energy, this acknowledgement that I had been resisting and which, in turn, was causing the energy blockage.  The energy for the blog had swirled and slowed and stopped. There was nothing wrong with it.  It just was.  It was time to let it go and to work on something new.

Now, since I’ve had this blog for five years, it took quite a bit for me to work through the energy of the Death card and that full reading. I’ve been circling it and fighting it since Nov. 1st and here we are, fourteen days later! After another wonderful stroll through the Glen today, I found the words I needed to write this blog and to take the first steps needed.  Hence, this post!  ( I also had to acknowledge the fact that I began this blog with the Faeries Oracle and it I would now be ending it as well with them!  See my second post here which was the reading I did for starting the blog.)

To be clear, I am most certainly not done here. This is not a “Bye and thanks for all the fish” moment. However, things will be a bit different around here.   How?  Well, I’m not really sure.  When the muse comes back to me, when I understand what I am supposed to be doing here the second time around, you’ll see it here. Oh, and the Muse will come back because, most importantly, I’ve done what was necessary by letting the transition begin. (I also have asked real nicely a couple of times which always helps!)

 

I want to thank every single person and spirit that has interacted with me here. If I have, in some way, added a bit of magic to the world with the telling of my stories and my readings, then I can call the past years a success.  I really hope you stay with me for another 5, or  6 or, dare I say it, 10?  I also hope you enjoy the upcoming transition.

The blog is dead.

Long live the blog.

Blessings, Peace and Light!


Arrival

(This post was written at the first of April when a wave of strong storms came through my area.)

The Thunders have arrived.  Interestingly enough I’ve been battling the lower end of a flu bug given to me by my son.  I tossed and turned last night while they flew over the land and rumbled the sky.  This morning, they were the first thing I heard and just as I opened this post to begin writing another loud Thunder voice, the loudest so far, crashed and growled through the rain.

They’re here.

With the arrival I have to admit I wish I was further along.  I feel that I need to be in better shape and there are several questions that need answered.  I’ve been walking to work (a little over 2 miles) which has helped get my knees, back and legs ready for the hiking but more needs to be done.  I also, most importantly, need to determine where I am to go.  There are several options in front of me and a lot of woodland.  My current plan is to find the location with a map dowsing and then scout it sometime in the near future.  I feel that I have several more weeks available to me.

The next most important step is to determine WHEN this will occur so I can make plans accordingly with family, work, etc.  I felt it was important to wait on the Thunders to arrive before determining the date and making it solid.  This is what I’m doing with this post, with the help of my pendulum and a few Wildwood and Faeries Oracle cards for added clarity.

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Happy Solstice!

A wonderful and magical solstice to you and yours!  I decided this morning to go ahead and pull a few cards.  Not for me this time but for any and all that happen to stumble on the blog during the day.  This is information for all of you.  Normally I would do a video of something like this but since I don’t have a working video camera right now this is the next best thing!

The focus for the reading is this Winter Solstice and what we need to know and learn from it.

I drew three cards from the Faeries Oracle.

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Though this reading appears to be a bit dire at first it actually is not at all.  The Fey, indeed, have something to remind and tell all of us today.

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1. Gawtcha! — Gawtcha talks about surprises, usually unpleasant ones, that wake us up and make us pay attention to something we haven’t been doing a good job of paying attention towards.  Now, Gawtcha is not always unpleasant.  However, he always comes up when there is a breakdown/breakthrough of old ways which need to be discarded to make room for new ways.  Sound familiar to anyone?  It’s the ah-hah moment of “Oh, the world is NOT going to end.  Now what?”  It’s also the energy of “It’s not going to end but it is, most definitely, going to CHANGE.  Didn’t see that one coming did you?”

Old ways will be breaking down and the more individuals as well as groups continue to try and operate within the old structures and habits of doing things, the more difficulty they will have as time moves forward.

2. Laiste, Moon’s Daughter — Laiste is the keeper of spiritual riddles.  There is a reason she looks like a sphinx and this is it!  Her language is the meaning behind symbols of dreams and visions.  She pops here to remind us that this time is a high time of psychic abilities, hunches and seemingly synchronistic events.  It is a time to listen to that deeper language of psychic symbols, to see how it is playing itself out at the end of this cycle.  One of the things I heard while looking over this reading and Laiste in particular was, “There are larger things occurring right now which are transpiring out of the realm of normal day-to-day human perception.  The way to get in touch with those things is not the language of Man.  It is through the language of the Soul and the Heart.”

3. Death — Well, there you go.  I mean, come on, does it need to get any clearer?  I think I’ll just transcribe out of the book.  The words there say it all anyway.  “Something has reached a natural ending, and there is substantial and irevocable change in the works…  It may be timely and natural but there is much resistance to it.”  See what I mean?  I and others have said for some time that this Solstice is the end of a very large and long cycle.  It is not happening overnight.  It simply begins now.

We are moving, today, into another way of being, some would say a better way of being and others would simply say a different way of being.  The bottom line is there is a shift occuring and, for some, it might really feel like the end of the world and a death.  It is happening and will be happening all around us.

The question you have to decide for yourself is what language you will be choosing to listen to over the coming months and years?  It’s quite possible the changes will be small and quiet much like they have been for the past year or so.  I believe the right answer, the right language, is that of the soul and the heart.  It will show us the way.  Personally, I think that twenty years from now we will look back on this day and  nod knowingly.

Just remember, it all began here.  Right here.  Right now.  Today.

Peace and blessings to all of you on this most magical and happy Winter Solstice Day

 


Daily Draw – September 5th 2012

I had to miss a few days there. Life seems to be coming at me pretty hard and fast. Most of it has to do with the full moon we’re currently coming out and hardcore change occurring.  Hopefully, I can get back in the swing of things as the week levels out a bit.

I’ve also decided to go back to posting up my Wildwood tarot draws for my magical path and switching it out with the Faeries Oracle as Spirit guides.  Even when not posting it here, I still take the time to draw the cards and when drawing the Faeries Oracle card I still drew a Wildwood tarot card because a.) I’m so fond of it and b.) It didn’t feel right to NOT draw a Wildwood tarot card.  So, it’s back to the Wildwood for me.

Another thought I’ve had is to make my Lenormand daily draws a separate post.  Not sure how I feel about it.  It’s an idea born more out of my organizational head than anything else and the extra post would take up a bit more time in the morning.  Let me know what you think about it and I’ll go from there.

As a brief catch-up, yesterday’s cards were Spiritual Path – Hooded Man (The Hermit) // Physical Day – Knight of Pentacles.  Although I did the Moon Phase reading yesterday morning most of my day was spent being very withdrawn energetically and spirtually while being very active with work and physical to-do’s.  It worked and it gave me a sense of renewal when I woke up this morning after several VERY hard days.

Thanks for sticking with me and here is today’s draw.

Spiritual Path – Seven of Vessels, Mourning – Not a very happy looking card but this is about the very important process of respecting and mourning for something that is now moving onward.  This synchs up perfectly with what I have been going through lately.  Change and transition.   It’s time to pay very dear respects to the Past and to those events and people that have had their effect and are now gone.  This is a very important for things to move forward.  As you can see, I drew another card to back up what at first could be a very bummer card.  The Faery Godmother is all about gifts, good news and blessings.  “When you least expect something good, expect it!” is what I hear her say most often.  So, with that all in mind, I will wait for the end of the day to update and see how things play out.

Physical Day – Two of Swords.  Mental decision time.  You can sit there all day weighing one or the other but ultimately, if one wants to move forward then a choice has to be made.  I’ll leave that as it is for now and see what happens during the day.

Update – Today was a really bad day.  Really rough and it’s only after several days am I able to go back and do this update.  The 7 of Vessels makes absolutely perfect sense in that the news we received today turned this day into a crux point, a spot that will allow me to go back, point my finger and say, “It all changed here.”   The news really rocked me at some pretty deep spiritual levels.   The 7 of Vessels reminds me now, looking back, that it REALLY is time to properly mourn not only the past but the future that was not meant to be.    More importantly, it reminded me to give it proper thanks and move on.  What is really odd about this is the Faery Godmother card.  I have to take this to mean that the news and the shake up was actually a good thing, even if I couldn’t really see it.  It was what I needed and it’s actually a blessing.  Still working through that one!

The Two of Swords was about a decision in the physical.  More importantly, it was about the confusion that can happen as you decide on which decision to make.  It’s about the blindness that can come about.  This fit perfectly as well even though I was not willing to accept it until now.

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Lenormand Draws for the day

Bear + Birds

Bear + Birds —  Again, I’m still learning the Lenormand… The bear stands for power or a powerful person.  It can mean your personal power.  Birds can mean communication, emails, stress and business.  Powerful news?  Communications from an Older powerful man?  Powerful Stress?  We’ll just see how the day goes along and I will report back when I can.

ONWARD!

Update – I originally took these cards to possibly mean Powerful news or communication with older, powerful men.  Earlier in the day I had a few of these in the way of phone calls.  I consider it a hit.  However, if you’ve read the update above, later in the day we received some very powerful news that really, really shook my wife and I down.  So, there’s a hit there.  Powerful communications, indeed, and not all of them very good.  Makes me start to dislike the Birds card!


Moon Phase Reading – Full Moon to New Moon – September

I was finally able to carve out the time to get this reading done and recorded.  This period of full moon to new moon appears to be all about transition, fear and grounding as we move to a very fertile new moon on the 15th.  I changed the cards up again and am using the Sacred Path deck along with one Faeries Oracle card.  Also, instead of drawing these cards I dowsed them out with my pendulum.

Once again, the focus of this reading is  for the overall Earth energy during this period of time.  It speaks towards a deeper, more subtle energy which will be present.  The typical question I ask when doing these readings is, “What will be present for those that work with Earth energy to use or be aware of during that time period?”

Enjoy and, as always, I love to hear about experiences or thoughts on the reading.