Good day, soul friends! Black Lives Matter!
Hope your week was magical! It is a snowy Sunday here. I can't believe Halloween is less than a week away. I haven't planned anything or even had a chance to get costumes. I must say that finally getting moved in and trying to settle has been a slow process. Things are still in boxes, stacked all over - still have to go move things from our storage unit and get some furniture going in this space. But I feel much more calm, now.
Today's guidance comes from The Halloween Oracle deck by Stacey DeMarco.
Which card(s) do you feel drawn to today?
Left - 1, Middle - 2, or Right - 3...
Focus on the image and chose which cards you feel drawn to before scrolling down.
Did you choose your card, yet?
If you chose Card 1:
Winter - The Sacredness of Pausing
Death is frightening even though it is inescapable. However, as we move into winter, we know it signals a literal and metaphysical death. In some parts of the planet, the extreme weather means snow and ice buries all life and the ground lies fallow and still.
In winter, the earth slows down and there is less light and often more wet weather. Many plants die back, many animals are less active and traditionally it was a leaner and more difficult time for those who worked on the land for their living. Winter often brought with it the end of a life cycle - a figurative or literal death.
Should the Winter card appear to you, it’s time to let what no longer serves you die away. Where it seems natural and right to let things that have been bothering you for some time die back, take real action to change those things. Anything that is superfluous, “extra,“ and burdensome - release it.
If you picked Card 2:
Skull of Light - Illumination
As the famous psychotherapist Jung suggested, knowing our own darkness helps us cope with the darkness of others. Taking the time to ‘know thyself’ and to seek understanding of our more destructive or shadow natures can lead to huge happiness and less anxiety.
The idea of being shown the way, in the most difficult of times and always knowing that we are never alone in the darkness are the keys to this magical element. Light is usually a comforting thing, yet, sometimes we do not really want to see the boogie man under the bed! It is too scary, too big and we know not how to defeat it. Yet, by simply shining the torch upon such darkness, the victory is ours.
Should the Skull of Light enter your life, know that it is time to open yourself fully to the clarity of bright illumination. Allow yourself to be seen, to see and to act upon what is shown to you. The time has passed for hiding, for pretending and for swallowing our discomfort by accepting the status quo when it really does not suit us.
If you selected Card 3:
Graveyard - Unnecessary Fear
Today’s modern graveyards are restful places - normally highly manicured and very well set out. While they can be places of profound sadness, few are the creepy gothic places of old, yet they still hold an undercurrent of fear and seem frightening places.
Due to countless stories of haunted graveyards, the thought of walking through cemeteries evokes fear in many of us - we imagine zombies and ghosts rising from the graves and bad spirits hiding out, waiting to harm an unsuspecting living person walking by. The idea of being at a graveyard after dark, or worse, at midnight, is the stuff of dares and nightmares.
But this isn’t the way with every culture. On the Mexican Day of the Dead, whole families picnic on the graves of their loved ones who have passed. Children play upon the graves, people play music, drink wine and share food all in the “company of the dead.” Graveyard dust is used as an ingredient in protective spells, not in curses.
Pull this card and know that you fear unnecessarily. Things are not as they seem and you can overcome your obstacles. The anxieties you have, although real, should be put aside before they haunt you long term. Instead, trust that you know the correct next steps and that you will act upon them.
Thank you for participating in my card drawing for today. I hope that you enjoyed it! Did the card(s) you felt drawn to give you some guidance to think about?
Don't forget to check back next week for another card drawing!