Barn’s burnt down – now I can see the moon. ~ Mizuta Masahide (1657–1723) After last week’s card that some have characterized as the “dark night of the soul,” this week we are given its ultimate antidote, the gift of grace and navigation in deepest dark. In what could be one of the most astrological [...]
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life…Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not [...]
The opportunity that the Divine One sends does not wake up those who are asleep. ~ Senegalese Proverb In this week that begins with the Full Moon in Virgo (Sun in Aquarius), for only its third time ever, the Judgement card comes to visit. I love this card, thanks in part to having been forced [...]
Abundance is about being rich, with or without money. ~ Suze Orman If ever we would believe that the age has turned, it is now; and behold who guides us across its threshold. For only the second time ever, in this week of the Aquarius New Moon, and Lunar New Year, we are graced by [...]
You must meet the outer world With your inner world, Or existence will crush you. ~ Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakenings Blessings! A miracle is in the works for this week that brings the celebration of Imbolc (sometimes referred to as Candlemas or Brigid). The appearance of Temperance in this holy time is a powerful [...]
Don’t confuse the teacher with the lesson, the ritual with the ecstasy, the transmitter of the symbol with the symbol itself. ~Paulo Coelho Another visit from the Major Arcana this week, this time with a visit from The Hierophant. With its obvious reference to the Roman Catholic pope, many people are put off by their [...]
Small wheel turn by the fire and rod, Big wheel turn by the grace of God. Every time that wheel turn round Bound to cover just a little more ground. ~ Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia, Bill Kreutzmann, The Wheel For only the second time ever in almost a decade of my Cards of the Week, we [...]
The Circle is Cast.
We are between the worlds
. And what happens between the worlds
Affects all the worlds.
~ Traditional Circle casting In this powerful week between the lunar and solar eclipses, for many a time of traveling between home and holiday destinations, and the beginning of the Yule season, The Hanged Man bids [...]
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. ~ Rabindranath Tagore In this momentous week that commences with the third and final U.S. Presidential debate, we might well expect a heavily portentous reading. Add to this the fact that today the Sun enters the sign of Scorpio, [...]
I climb to the tower-top and lean upon broken stone, A mist that is like blown snow is sweeping over all, Valley, river, and elms, under the light of a moon That seems unlike itself, that seems unchangeable, A glittering sword out of the east. ~ William Butler Yeats As I shuffled my deck and [...]