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.)