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Card of the Day-2 August 2017

Card of the Day-2 August 2017

The 7 of Wands and 9 of Swords (Jumper) photomania-69cdd936c22b84cf4543c55d9e452e00

You may feel guarded and defensive today—with rightful cause. There’s a heaviness that weighs upon your mind that has been haunting you for quite some time. Maybe it’s an issue that has even crept into your very nightmares. It’s painful and tormenting as you may feel hopeless and alone. This could be caused by you or another person. More than likely it’s a deep-rooted issue finally coming to light—or resurfacing. One that is going to require every last ounce of will, creativity, and mental power to release. Prepare to tackle it head-on instead of sweeping it back underneath the rug where it will only fester and plague you further.

photomania-41ae1fa6f1392689d460e8249c83458cTrue transformation isn’t easy and takes time. It’s a process—not a once and you’re done event. There’s some energy building but it’s time to conquer your fear. It’s time to heal. It’s important to remember that you are never alone. Spirit is always there, awaiting your call for help. Just as your spirit guides, ancestors, and angels. They can’t help unless you ask. Sometimes we become so swept up in our mundane, hectic, and chaotic lives that we become disconnected from Spirit and whenever this happens, we do end up with a feeling that we are the only ones who must tackle our problems. We begin to feel scared and isolated. Whereas when you shift back into remembering that you have such a large spiritual support system, you feel empowered and full of love and confidence. It’s a significant shift.

This is your call to finally heal. Transform, little caterpillar. You’ve been suffering for long enough—perhaps longer than you should’ve. Rise up, stand your ground, and assert yourself. Creativity may be needed but you can do it. If you feel like this issue is too ingrained, ask for help in releasing and healing from it. Remember, it’s a process and you may need to repeat whatever it is you need to do a couple of times before it really takes hold. That’s okay. So long as the work is finally being done. It’s time to let go. You’ve been holding on for far too long. Heal. Transform. Carry on.

 

Brighest of Blessings,

The Autumn Witch

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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

 

 

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

The Darkest Night of the Year

Happy Solstice Eve! I meant to write this post Sunday which is the day I typically assign for posting the week’s post but this week has been absolutely chaotic, including me losing my drive for a bit. It’s back though and I’m ready to go! 🙂 As you know, Yule focuses on the rebirth of the Sun God who gave His life during the harvest season so that we may survive the winter. It’s about bringing light back into the dark and from tomorrow until Litha, the daylight will begin growing with the sun once more peaking on the Summer Solstice which is the longest day of the year. Then we repeat the cycle.

However, to really embrace this spirit of rebirth and renewal, we must be prepared to do the necessary work tonight. It definitely helps that Yule lasts for three days which allows others the comfort of being able to celebrate on one of the other two should they be unable to celebrate on the actual Winter Solstice day itself. I’ll be taking advantage of this three day span to fully release, purify, and invoke–all of which I’ll discuss momentarily. 20161220_085920-1.jpgInstead, we must do the prep work and really observe and notice our Shadows which is good for tonight. I’m always reminded of The Moon card of the Thoth Deck which almost seems to me to be asking whether we’re prepared to enter this darkest night, do the Shadow work, so that we may emerge into the light renewed and prepared.

Not only must we face our Shadows but its also important to remember that now is the time to determine that which no longer serves us. What have we been conditioned into believing and accepting that doesn’t fit? This has always been my major issue as I’ve always desired to conform to the ideals of my family as I wanted nothing more than to be accepted. I’ve always been eccentric and drawn to the occult, to witchcraft, and to things considered odd in my family. Growing up, I was always the outsider who very much wanted to belong which led me into the Shadow of people pleasing. I was terrified to embrace myself as that goal would never manifest. As I grew older I learned how silly this was–if they wouldn’t accept me unless I forced myself to deny my own personality then I had no use for them. This is one of my goals for 2017: to stop people-pleasing!

The entire month of December can be devoted to this as it can definitely take some time to do and December is great for tying up loose ends while releasing before we start the new year. Even nonmagickally inclined people tend to do this! 🙂 Once we’ve grown aware of what needs to be banished, we may do so. The first day of Yule this year, personally, will focus on this after I celebrate the Divine Birth of the Sun. I’ll add some sort of releasing into my ritual–which I haven’t written yet! 😮 Talk about waiting until the last minute! I may for once do something spontaneous instead of pre-planned…who knows! Regardless, 20161220_085955-1.jpgthe first day will focus on releasing this while focusing on love and gratitude. Though the lessons learned and experienced were difficult, filled with many tears and heated words, they nonetheless have allowed me to glean more knowledge from them. Transformation occurs here for me as I think of the old saying, “dying to the old to welcome the new!”. How true! This is why the Death Card ended up in my reading for today! Transformational Energy, Baby (Hopefully you read that in Austin Power’s voice!) 😉

After releasing, it’s always beneficial to purify before invoking anything you desire. This can be done by smudging, taking a salt bath, or by a myriad of other methods! I always prefer to purify after releasing anything  as I feel it leaves a vacuum for anything to enter so after the initial releasing, I’ll probably do a small purification before invoking on the first day. The second day will be spent de-cluttering and purifying my space and life to welcome in the new. So, quick recap-1st day: Releasing with a small purification of self and invoking what I want to emanate this coming year–such as being more joyful, led by spirit…etc. 2nd day: Purifying my life and space so I can invoke my intentions for this coming year. Day 1 was really about releasing my own personal demons which means I need to invite blessings to feel that space I’ve created within myself. This purifying I’m discussing for the day is to cleanse the rest of my space. I hope that isn’t confusing…

Day three will be a day to invoke my intentions for the year. Since joy is my chosen word for the year, I’ll do things throughout the day that bring me joy. By staying aware of this20161220_090016-1.jpg each time I feel that vibration, I’ll be capable of attracting more of it throughout the year. I could decide upon two, three, or as many as I want but the most important aspect is feeling them! You have to raise your vibrations to match! This helps lead to a new
beginning, a rebirth, as now you’ll feel fresh and rejuvenated. Ah…so nice! 🙂 I’m not sure about you but 2016 has been one heck of a doozy that I can’t wait to leave behind! This makes this Yule celebration particularly crucial as I just feel heavy with the energetic grime of the year! 2017 is a 1 year in numerology as well which is all about NEW BEGINNINGS so let’s make it one hell of a year, hmm? With all of this talk about the personal aspect of Yule, it’s good to remember to also celebrate the rebirth of the God, spend time with our loved ones, as well as drink and be merry!

I wish you all a blessed Yule full of love, light, health, and joy! May we face this darkest night to emerge renewed on this day of rebirth! ❤

The Autumn Witch

 

*All the cards featured are from the Thoth Deck and if you follow my Card of the Day posts will be familiar 😉

 

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Card of the Day-20 Dec 2016

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