Yesterday morning I worked on doing my divination spreads for the coming year. I’m missing my favored deck, The Gilded Tarot, and so did draws with other sources of divination. I drew three Runes, five cards from The Well Worn Path (no spread, just at random), and three from the Medicine Cards. Out of all of these this is my first time using The Well Worn Path, and so far I like the deck.
I’m only going to talk about the runes and the Well Worn Path cards that I drew. The Medicine Cards are private.
The three runes I drew were, in order, Wunjo (R), Dagaz, and Fehu.
Wunjo means Joy and Light. Reversed, it indicates that I will have to have clarity, patience, and perseverance in order to see this through. That the joy coming needs to go through a birth process first, and that will be long, arduous, and messy.
Good thing I’m used to that, eh?
Dagaz means Breakthrough, Transformation, Day. Basically, the big ole’ whammy of change runes: big, radical transformation, my life will be turned upside down, my warrior nature reveals itself, must have trust in the universe and be ready to leap, yadda yadda.
Fehu means Possessions, Nourishment, and Cattle. This doesn’t exactly mean that I’m suddenly going to have great big windfalls in the finances area, though that would be nice; it means fulfillment. Whether that’s financial or not remains to be seen. (I really hope it is. Money is nice. Money means I can buy my meds and groceries.) However, Fehu also warns (even when not reversed) to be vigilant and conservative: even if I do have a great windfall, not to spend it all at once.
Well, duh. Seriously, I’ve already planned out exactly what I’d do with each dollar if I were to win the lottery just so I don’t go nuts and spend it all in one go. (Yes, I buy lottery tickets. Sometimes I even check them.)
The Well Worn Path cards were Chalice, Air, Voice of the Wind, Mother, and Crone.
The Chalice is associated with water, receptivity, mutability, and the west — the portal to the underworld. I take this as a message that this year I need to focus on water as a cthonic force.
Air is about transmitting, expanding, exchange of ideas. The message here is that this year I will be a transmitter of ideas; my ideas will reach a broader audience; I will become a
great prophet well-known writer and/or blogger.
Voice of the Wind is about a higher calling, inspiration, and spirit teachings — that is, receiving teachings from spirits. It also says you only hear the spirits when they want you to hear them. So that’s a pretty obvious message.
Mother is about generative properties, nourishment, sharing, giving birth to things. The message here is that this year my creative mind will be fertile and I’ll get a lot of creative projects done.
Crone is about drawing inwards, conserving resources, and the wise use of energy. It can also indicate mentors, counselors, advisors, and teachers. What I took from this card was that when I look inwards t0 deepen my spiritual knowledge this year, a teacher will appear.
So there you have it. What 2013 is going to be like for me. Hopefully. (I’m considering doing another spread soon, to see what January and February will be like. I may end up not doing this, as I’m lazy. We’ll see.)
Coincidentally, I thought about water as a cthonic force today. I visited the cemetery and the beach. Both were coated in snow. As I dug to uncover my grandmother and her sister’s stones, I began thinking about the water. Not precisely, just in a hazy way. And when I got to the beach, little trickles of water ran from the ground to the lake and under the ice. I began likening it to the blood that runs through people. Heredity, passions, life. All of those things we cannot see except in how they play out in our lives. Even in the coldest moments, even in death, if body or the ground has enough warmth from within and without, there is this trickle that reaches out and keeps flowing.
The sounds of the trickle helped me to find the little stream. Sounds that could not exist without the earth.
Okay, enough of that musing! This looks to be a rewarding year for you and that is cool to read. You have inspired me to do a reading of my own tonight.
Best in this new year to you!
Oh here is a pic that, to me, ties water with a spirit. Actually, whenever I visit that particular friend, I feel a cthonic force run through me and it is why I headed to the beach today. http://www.flickr.com/photos/annieroonie2011/8340886488/
Best in the new year to you too, Annie!
I began likening it to the blood that runs through people. Heredity, passions, life. All of those things we cannot see except in how they play out in our lives. Even in the coldest moments, even in death, if body or the ground has enough warmth from within and without, there is this trickle that reaches out and keeps flowing.
This. For me blood is life, because it’s fire and water — fire = creation, water = death. Blood is the fire in the water, the central mystery of the Lady of the Stars. Blood is that thing that means you’re alive — but if its sick, or if you lose too much of it, you’re dead.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Land, Sea, and Sky, and how those realms tie in with my main three deities — Morrigan is the Land, Manannan is the Sea, and Brighid is the Sky. The Land is the middle ground; it joins Sea and Sky; Morrigan is life and death. Brighid is birth, renewal, and Manannan is the end, the underworld. Morrigan is blood, Brighid is Fire, Manannan is water. And Brighid and Manannan have place within Land, too — Brighid is streams and springs and fresh water; Manannan is mist on the moors and rain over the ground. So everything is connected.
It’s all wibbly-wobbly and really hard to put into words. I hope I’m making some sense.
Honestly, I think wibbly-wobbly is an important thing to be comfortable being.
I do think this makes sense and see the inter-connections (or the potentials for them). But I understand that the full complexity is only something I could know if I were you.
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