Life in and of itself is a learning experience. We’re constantly learning, even if we aren’t reading a book, which is what people generally associate knowledge with. Of course, it’s a method of learning–but only one. That painful break-up serves us a point to learn. That beautiful baby nestled in our arms is likewise a great teacher. Even more subtle, energy itself teaches us as we learn valuable information simply by attuning in.
Today is all about recognizing those various soruces of knowledge and to know that we are all students in life. This lessens the pressure to be on top of everything at all times as well as serves as a vessel for healing.
Take time today to even honor this by actively seeking to learn something new. Find a new recipe and create a delicious lunch. Grab a book and read. Sit beneath a tree and ask that it let you learn about it energetically. Even watching YouTube videos can be educational–what a day and age we live in! 🙂
“Learning comes naturally for me and through actively attuning to the energy of All, knowledge is mine to behold. I know what it is I need to know, when the appropriate time comes.”–The Autumn Witch
This card is from the Angel Insight Pack: Oracle Cards for Inspiration, Guidance, and Wisdom by Christine Astell
Life gets hard. It’s messy, tough, fun, and overall beautiful. However, it can understandably be difficult to always remain positive, especially in bleak circumstances. I know that.
Today, regardless of whether its a big or small struggle, know you are divinely supported. The Universe/Spirit/God/Goddess are here for you–you need only ask. You don’t have to singlehandedly do everything. Ask for help. Pray and know your words are being heard.
A change in circumstance or environment may be what is best needed. Surround yourself with people who enliven you-not drain. Find joy and bliss in the small things. Allow yourself to feel passionate about something and do it. It doesn’t have to be anything big but something small as lighting a scented candle you enjoy and taking a few moments to bask in the flicker of the flame, dancing in its own joy, while the smell begins to slowly permeate the area.
Above all else, know that the Archangel Michael is always there and will help. Again, all you need do is ask. He is protective and can transmute negative energy. Call to him and ask for help. Meditate on him.
There is a lot of fire energy in this spread so if you are magickally inclined, take some time to invoke and work with fire energy.
*Cards from the Angel Insight Pack by Christine Astell
From the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms deck by Colette Baron-Reid
Card of the Day
The Arrow Master
This card is all about manifestation and the three major points: intent, focus and direction of energy, and allowance. (Of course there’s more to it but this is sort of the basic skeleton of it.) Without all of these steps, magick cannot happen. Perhaps you’ve been desperately trying to manifest something and its not happening. Maybe you have set your intentions and you are too specific on what it is you want.
Relax and ease up. Desperation and too much control are only going to cause a restriction of room for your desire to manifest. Maybe you have done the opposite and allowed room for the Universe to work but aren’t focusing your own energy. Remember, you must do the work too. You must actively work towards your manifestation. Magick will help it come to you but you must be willing to back your desire up in the physical plane.
Today, if you’re indeed having these problems (and even the most experienced of witches can), take note of which step you may not be fully participating in. Have you set your intentions? Gotten specific? Have you focused your energy and directed it towards your goal? Lastly, have you given the Universe some wiggle room on how to provide your desire? This also implies you allowing the manifestation to come into your life. Allowance is key and trips some people up. Just take note and fix that which isn’t working. You can manifest your dreams.
The Autumn Witch
*Card from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms deck by Colette Baron-Reid
Take a moment to think about the first day of summer. How does that make you feel? What feelings and desires arise? For me, I think of hot days, outside tanning, yardsales, and fairs. We tend to become more active and joyful during these months as we long to spend our time outside, enjoying those longer days.
We tend to radiate more…or maybe that’s just sweat. When you are active and doing things that bring you joy then you send that vibration out into the Universe which means you will receive more joy. You will draw experiences and people to you that hold the same vibration.
So, the message for today is: Get out there and shine like the star that you are. (The sun is a star ) Be active. Enjoy the moment! If you’ve been wanting to try something new, go for it. Mediate on the summer solstice and how its energy is just bursting with life. Take this feelings and invoke it within yourself. Get out there and enjoy life. Spend some time outside, even if just five minutes.
*Card from the Earth Magic deck by Steven D. Farmer
Knave of Swords
There’s a good amount of energy and enthusiasm today which is nice as we celebrate Christmas. The holidays can always leave us feeling drained and lethargic so having this card crop up for the day is a welcomed energy. I have found that once the sun enters Capricorn (as it did on the Winter Solstice) then personally I’m sort of no longer in the holiday mood which makes this card definitely welcomed!! It represents a enthusiastic and energetic person who is ready to go! Invoke this energy as you visit loved ones and enjoy your Christmas day! 🎄🎅🎁
(from Rider-Waite deck)
Card of the Day
2 of Pentacles
Balance is key in life but can be a struggle as we begin to juggle our priorities and needs. I suggest focusing on where you are putting your energy and decide is it necessary? Is it worthwhile? Is it something that brings you joy or are you only going through the motions, just like this guy who appears very uninspired. Maybe you believe your balancing your life and your wants vs your needs, and maybe you actually are, but regardless today is good for examining that. 🙂