Cards for today:
The Moon, Death, and the Fool
I didn’t draw a card as normal for today because I instantly had these three come to mind as soon as I woke. Tonight is Yule Eve, with tomorrow being Yule or the Winter Solstice–the rebirth of the God (the Sun). In order to be reborn ourselves and really work with these themes, we must be willing to face the longest, darkest night of the year. We must face our shadows so that we may release and let go all that which no longers serves us.
This is why I chose the moon card first off as the imagery perfectly represent this necessary will to traverse between the pillars, into the darkness, so that we may emerge into the light renewed and energetically cleared. The moon also allows us to peer through the illusions and into those dark places so that they may be illuminated. It is no use to merely sweep the shadows beneath the rug and ignore them because eventually you will have to face them.
As we do this necessary work, as we release and banish that which we no longer want, deserve, or need, we must also purify ourselves so that we may welcome the new. This is a great time of transformation which is why the Death cars came to mind. We are dying to the old so that we may be reborn to the new. As within, so without. We’re extensions of what is occurring in nature at this time.
Lastly, this is a time of new beginnings and of fresh starts. For some Pagans, Yule is the new year instead of Samhain so once more do we return to the fool as he begins a new cycle, though if we’ve done the proper work, we’ll be all the wiser. Life is full of endless cycles of endings and new beginnings but it’s important to remember its also a spiral as we’re never in the exact same place as before. This may be Yule, which occurred last year just as it always has and always will, but we’re not the same people we were last year. We have grown, fallen, and learned more than the previous year which makes each time a new experience. 😊
I wish you all a very blessed Yule. May we delve deep within on this darkest Solstice Eve night so we may all emerge into the light with open hearts and minds. ❤
(Carda from the Thoth deck)
Brightest Yule Eve blessings!
The Autumn Witch