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Cards of the Week: 31 July 17-6 August 17

Monday/Tuesday—The Desert Prince Reversed

Though this card deals with survival and false promises, the imagery is very ferocious, photomania-17e2bcd307674f8bc42bb9eb2750d1a8 Leo-y, and vibrant. It’s about control, desire, motivation, courage, and the feeling you must continue pushing forward lest you may not succeed. Monday and Tuesday, we are being told to release this need for control. This isn’t about being passive and indeed we are clearly being warned to be wary of deceit and/or false promises that others—or ourselves—can’t keep. It’s about removing our pride, our ego, from the equation and taking an objective look around us. It is only through this bird’s eye view that we are capable of gaining any sense of clarity to even learn of such lies and false promises. It is through the flow and not through the forcing of anything, that we are able to discern truth.

 

photomania-4e3ef4035632012ab3b2305a7af4d61eWednesday/Thursday—The Queen of the Light Reversed

We may find ourselves trying to lessen our light, our brightness, for any reason. It is then we must ask ourselves “what is triggering this reaction?” Why do we hide away our gifts, skills, and talents? Why do you attempt to ignore or hide our authentic selves and instead seek to conform to standards imposed by those who don’t even conform themselves! In order to truly be happy and free, we must learn to embrace our true selves and not dull our spark for anyone. It’s their problem if they can’t handle your brilliance, not yours. Thursday is when Uranus will retrograde in Aries so really pay attention to what is brought up during this time. It can be a time when any illusions are illuminated so that we may instead witness the truth that’s been lurking the entire time. You may find you have likewise kept certain aspects of yourself from reaching the light—why? You must embrace all of you otherwise your light won’t be as bright, My Darling.

The Weekend—Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—The Phoenix photomania-0b6090200494fa14023f92198d6e47eb

If we do what is needed of us, we will experience a beautiful and profound transformation begin to take shape. Like a phoenix we must burn so that we may arise from the ashes, stronger and brighter. You may have found something that you realized wasn’t in alignment with your highest good, that no longer served you, or just wasn’t going anywhere. Release it and instead embrace the change. Life is a cycle and when one journey ends, another begins. This is true even in death for when we die, we only enter a different realm, a different plane, which most definitely becomes a new journey for us until we are reborn and start again.

 

photomania-776f1b560b498216d99a210c4a6dd568Such beautiful cards and what a wonderful message for this week! Don’t believe we don’t have loads of work to do—collectively and individually—but if we are true to ourselves, to our highest purpose, then we shall not fail. The summary card for this week is The Dream Walker Reversed. Wake up! Everything that is occurring within your life, at this very moment, has been created by your thoughts and your actions. Everything. This is GREAT! Why? Because it means that if this isn’t how you envisioned your life then you have the power to CHANGE it. We’ve become disillusioned and perhaps even completely disinterested or unmotivated. We’ve begun to believe or think that life isn’t a dance we partake in but something that happens to us. We have no control, no movement, nothing. WRONG! If you don’t like where it’s headed, then Darling, salsa right on out of there and work to create and manifest the life of your dreams. This week we have the enlightenment of such a realization—one we may have already known but have since forgotten. Don’t belittle yourself. It happens. We’re being reminded this week that we aren’t trapped. We hold the key to our lives. It’s up to us whether we decide to do something about it or remained locked away in fear.

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

 

*Cards are from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms oracle deck by Colette Baron-Reid

 

 

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Card of the Day-7 June 2017

Card of the Day-Volcano (Volatility) and Dragonfly (Emergence)

What beautiful yet transformational energy is present today and for the next several IMG_20170607_081759_288days. In fact, I’m certain much of it is due to the upcoming Full Moon on Friday. We’re experiencing a rapid change either inside or around us that either 1) we weren’t expecting or 2) is on a much grander scale than we believed. It’s  quick and is shaking us to our very centers. We may have been holding onto that which no longer serves us for quite some time that now there is nowhere to go but to change. Much akin to the tower card, this change is sudden which can leave us feeling  uncertain or even anxious. Just have faith and trust Spirit.

We’re being reminded that while this may be uncomfortable as our most firmly held beliefs may be reassessed, we are ready for this. When this is all said and done, when the rubble and dust has settled, we will have come into a higher sense of ourselves, the situation, and life as a whole. As I stated above, honestly, what a beautiful experience. The unknown and change can be scary but it is only through these uncomfortable situations that we are able to rise higher.

Cards are from the Earth Magic oracle deck by Steven D. Farmer

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

Card of the Day-2 June 2017

Ace of Wands Reversed

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Actually, no. This card’s meaning for today would be more like the Hokey Pokey–Put your left foot in…put your left foot out…There’s hesitation and a lack of movement forward. It’s as if once a new breakthrough occurs, a new opportunity, desire, or goal, we immediately backtrack. There’s the chance for progress yet we are too afraid of the change or unknown that we refuse to move. This is only wasting valuable fire energy, My Friends. We may have doubts, fears, worries about the situation. What if I’m not good enough?! Whatever the reason, something is hindering our progress and most likely it’s us. We are squandering our potential!

Check yourself. Clear out the bullshit you’ve been feeding yourself and learn what it is that keeps your from continuing forward. Change is a constant and while scary, it’s only once we leave our comfort zone that we begin to grow and transform as a person. Reassess your goals, dreams, values, and motivations. What drives you forward? What keeps you going? Why did you want to do whatever it was in the first place? Recall that reason and really feel it in your heart. Allow your reason to consume you. Understand that you may be complaining of a lack of growth, change, movement, etc. however, it’s already there. Evaluate whether subconsciously you are the one hindering yourself.

I know this is blunter than I would normally explain but this card really pulls a major punch for me right now. It’s shouting, “YOU ARE IN YOUR OWN WAY! IN THIS MOMENT, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!” Sometimes we need that stern talking to and this is a similar case. Don’t let yourself be the reason you don’t move forward. Don’t take a step forward, only to withdraw back. This isn’t the Hokey Pokey, My Friends. You need to keep moving forward–at least right now.

*Card is from the Thoth Deck by Aleister Crowley

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

Card of the Day-24 May 2017

Card of the Day
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Spring Equinox (Rebirth) and DNA (Karma)

Looks like there were two necessary messages for today and I actually am digging the vibe of these two cards.

Every day is a chance to change,  an opportunity to say “this isn’t who I want to be/am and this isn’t the life I want!”. Just as each sunrise is abundant with powerful potential, it also signifies rebirth which only furthers this idea. A makeover doesn’t happen overnight but you can make that first step at any time. You needn’t be held back by the past.IMG_20170524_081819_166

We see with the DNA card, two snakes which have always been symbols of regeneration and rebirth-shedding the old skin for the new. This card doesn’t only further the concept of rebirth but itself has two incredible messages for us on its own. We are being reminded that we are comprised of dual aspects-our earth bound self and our spirit that comes from and is connected to Spirit. In alignment with Rebirth, we are being guided to find a balance of both these selves. Focus on our higher good, finding a closeness to Spirit while remaining grounded and practical. Easier said than done. It could mean simply having faith in Spirit while working on improving this life.
When I first saw this card I thought of the ancestors. Ask for their guidance and help in this endeavor. ❤

This seems to be some powerful energy here, my friends.

*Cards from Earth Magic oracle deck by Steven D. Farmer

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

Card of the Day-21 May 2017

8 of Chalices Reversed

For whatever you reason, you may have found yourself switching directions in life, whether that be in residence, job, or lifestyle change. This was always as it was meant to be as we’re brought to certain points within our lives so that we may learn lessons and IMG_20170521_080448_717have experiences necessary to our journey in this lifetime. However, all because you are changing or about to make changes doesn’t mean everything must go. It’s like the old saying, “don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”. What does this mean? Well, simply put, you needn’t throw everything away and completely begin anew. There are always good aspects within a negative situation—you just have to dig enough. I’ve been through some challenging times myself that most people won’t ever have to deal with and believe me, I know how daunting and challenging such a task may seem.

Movement and action aren’t the priority today in this aspect. Instead it’s about returning to your center—to your heart space—and reflecting honestly about your journey thus far, where you want to go, and what you would like to take with you. Some things are meant to stay with us. If they had a positive impact on our lives or bring us joy then why deny them simply because we think we should instead focus our attention and energy on a new course? It’s about mixing and melding the old and the new. The dual aspects of life—past and future. Take some time today to really reflect, journal, set your intentions then create a course of action and list of goals in order to manifest this desired life that allows you to continue with certain aspects of the past that you still resonate with as well as the expansive, potential filled future of your dreams. Craft your life well, my friends.

*from Rider-Waite deck

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

Card of the Day-3 May 2017

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Card of the Day
Dragonfly (Emergence)

You’ve recently found yourself shifting and changing, which is of no surprise given the multitude of retrogrades that have beeb happening. Old patterns, beliefs, thoughts, and visions of ourselves are being stripped away so that we may be our most authentic selves. However,  change can and is scary but its the only constant in life. The only means for growth and expansion.
There is something different about this change and that’s how fast its occurring. It may have even been something not expected though necessary which may lead to resistance and even worse, clutching tightly to our old ways in fear or worry. Don’t, my friends. Though it may seem as if you’re unprepared or not ready, you needn’t feel that way. Spirit will never throw you into something you couldn’t handle. Breathe. Allow this change to unfurl and unfold in all its uneasy splendor. Yes, it may be scary- change rarely isn’t- but know that it is necessary and ultimately for your highest good.
In times such as this, when we immediately begin to panic, we seem to forget we have a Divine team waiting to help-we only need ask. Pray. Ask for help. Even speak with friends or family who will understand. You needn’t go about this alone.
Don’t turn back out of fear. Don’t continue with things you know aren’t for you. Allow this change to flow. Pray for guidance and help.  Above all else, breathe. You can do this. I believe in you. ❤

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

*Card from the Earth Magic deck by Steven D. Farmer

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Card of the Day-7 April 2017

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Card of The Day-7 April 2017
The Keeper of the Scales (Reversed)

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.”
― Goi Nasu

Most would say that life isn’t fair. There are always going to be trials, struggles, and even people who are just hellbent on upsetting you. Don’t take these to heart as they are merely opportunities for growth and learning. If you should find yourself having been swept up by these events, including certain political events that occurred last night and yesterday, remember to give yourself permission to practice some self-care. Do what you must in order to bring your inner self back into balance—back into your calm and peaceful mind. Don’t let yourself be swept away with drama and gossip as it’s only going to continue to strike a discord within yourself, thus moving your inner balance further out of balance. Today, take a break. Focus on you. You can’t be a world changer, a light bringer, or even just your own self unless you are balanced and in complete harmony with yourself. Change starts with ourselves before we can even attempt to right the wrongs of the world.

From the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms deck by Colette Baron-Reid