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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-19 April 2017

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Knight of Chalices Reversed and Queen of Swords (Jumper)

As the sun moves from fiery Aries, which gave us that spark for life and action once more, to the earthy and stable Taurus, we will find ourselves becoming more grounded. We aren’t as quick to jump into action but instead must ensure there is an emotional desire to our actions. We can have all the energy, will, and I can attitude but unless there is an emotional investment (a desire within) then it isn’t an inspired action. If you’re having trouble manifesting something in your life, assess what emotions it invokes within you? Is there even an emotional response?  Remember emotions create our need, our desire, our want and is an important part of the witch’s pyramid.

Cards from the Rider-Waite deck.

Take some time today to really feel and delve into your emotions to discover what it is your heart truly desires.

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

Sunrise Magick

We awaken every morning and groggily begin our day. We immediately start thinking about the tasks of the day, fight the children awake and to school, ensure we have our morning brew, and just rush through the morning as our day begins. If you’re like me, you even complain about being up and just long to return to your warm bed and those wonderful dreams…Driving to work we may see the sun rising and being in our hurried, frazzled perspective only find it a nuisance as it keeps shining in our windshield. I’m so short that the visors do nothing!

This is our typical morning–for the most part. Agree? Well, think back to the last time you had time to yourself. Maybe you woke up before your alarm and were wide awake. Perhaps you were on vacation and wanted to soak up as much fun and pleasure as you possibly could. Either way, you might have had your morning cup of coffee and did a few minor tasks for the day. But did you watch  the sunrise? Recall the last time you watched the sunrise? What emotions and feelings did it evoke for you? Did it energize you? Give you a morning boost? Maybe that small act helped shift your entire day and allowed you a more positive and spiritually connected day.

Whenever I am able to watch the sunrise, I immediately am overwhelmed and inspired by the beauty and awesomeness of it that I grow completely silent. A smile comes to my lips as I sit quietly, observing. My heart seems to swell up with joy and I attune myself to the solar energies of the morning. I attune to the God–particularly the Boy aspect. Think about it, the sun is fresh and reborn for the day. Each day is a new chance for a new beginning! It doesn’t matter what shit happened yesterday as we have awaken renewed and refreshed. We have a whole new 24 hours (or whatever…I’m horrible at math!) and certainly don’t want to waste it rehashing the past!

Sitting in meditation, I do give thanks for the blessings in my life. If something amazing happened the day before then hell yeah, I’ll say a huge thank you! I just don’t like dwelling on the negative crap–which believe me, I am fully capable of doing! I give thanks then breathe. Those couple of deep breaths really help center myself and allow me to focus in on myself and my spirit. I can figure out how I feel and how it is the sunrise has left me feeling. What impressions did it give? By this point, I usually feel invigorated and begin setting my intentions out for the day while my eyes are closed and my face basking in the new day’s light. What an incredible feeling it gives you, my friends. That is Simple Magick. That small ritual, that little meditation, is immensely powerful and one of the most potent mood lifters while connecting you spiritually! When I feel a little exhausted or frustrated or whatever, I simply close my eyes and revision that moment. I feel the sun wash back over me and it does help.

I implore you to watch the sunrise sometime this coming week and journal about your experience. What sort of correspondences and magickal intentions did it seem to have? How did it make you feel? Did any Deities come to mind? How did it help your day? How did it spiritually and magickally assist you that day? If you feel inspired to, comment your experiences! I’d love to hear some sunrise magickal experiences from others.

 

Brightest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

 

 

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