Electric Blue Moons; Card of the Week 11th January 2016

 

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This week’s card, Impatience (Electric Moon) from Tori Hartman’s Chakra Wisdom Oracle cards is so interesting because a lot of folks seem to be experiencing a huge influx of “I want to do it….and do it all… right now!” energy that came in with the New Year.   There’s lots of things pending and lots of sources of both positive and seemingly negative anxiety sources and we want to barrel through it all at once and get it  done.     Thankfully, this isn’t a feeling I get very often (I’m usually more on the methodical-tree-sloth-molasses end of the energy spectrum)   but boy have I been zapped with it this week.

Each image in this deck has an associated spiritual fable by Tori Hartman and her spiritual guides and in one, our protagonist Etan can’t wait for the dawn so he decides to figure out a way to light up the night sky even though the Sky God assures him that the dawn will come, and the sun will come back up…. and he does it with a used (electric) moon. Unfortunately, the electric moon doesn’t work out that great, and like the old rabbit-ear TV’s of the 70s, it just wouldn’t stay lit unless he is holding the cord.   Even though the Sky God tells him to let go,  let go of that cord,  that the dawn will come….

*spoiler alert***  does the sun come up and does dawn arrive? Yes it does!

It’s tempting to want to leap into action or to take shortcuts (or seeming shortcuts) to make something we want come sooner or to make it all seem to be under our control, but this simply isn’t always possible.   This week, thinking and making decisions from a mental or emotional landscape of “I don’t have enough, I don’t have it when I want it” won’t go very well.  Hasty decisions, rush jobs, or MacGyvering electric moons aren’t going to light the way any faster.   It’s time to trust the dawn, let go of the cord, and slow down.

This is a good week to work in service of the Mercury Retrograde (“re-think, re-organise, re-view”) fairies and to remember that the dawn is a wonderful, awesome, revealing and successful time coming for you!

 

About this deck:    Tori Hartman’s Chakra Wisdom Oracle is illustrated by Gretchen Raisch-Baskin and it’s a fabulous re-tooling of the Colour Wisdom oracle.  We’re back to weekly cards –   and some new features and changes will be happening on the page in coming weeks.  I’ll be reintroducing deck reviews and book reviews and changing some features around as I plan to change the blog and main site too.  (astronomy page and other side pages will be back in a new form)

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Friday Toon: Once in a Blue Moon Chance

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Today’s Blue Moon in Aquarius is a special rarity.  – Not only is it a time of awakenings, intention and finding our path in love/romance and purpose, it represents a time to take chances. A blue moon (two moons in one month)  will not occur again until 2018! What are you waiting for? Is there something you’re ready for RIGHT NOW in your life?  This is your chance – of course.. not just today… but in the powerful awakening of the next couple of months.  What will you take a chance on?  I hope it’s you!!

 

Happy Blue Moon, everyone!

Tale of Fox and Moon; Card of the Week 5th January 2015

card 1.5.2015 Never fear,  in spite of the title of this card, our Foxy friend is not here to say we’re necessarily  going to feel bad or be rejected this week.   Instead,  she speaks about the obvious or hidden feelings and thoughts that accompany letting go and jumping into a new positive phase.  (The good kind of letting go, that we need or even want!)    The call to let go, relax and open up often wears the disguise of fear of rejection.    For example:  being rejected is often a fear that accompanies the act of letting go and letting someone in.  Fights can surround a misplaced sense of “rejection”  when in reality another person is simply trying to express themselves.   We can even feel rejected when someone around us is not taking responsibility for their lives,  something that has nothing to do with us.

Sometimes emotions are like a fox in the woods… elusive, difficult to track, difficult to understand or pin down. We might not know what they mean in the moment we’re having them. or they might just present themselves silently when everything seems fine.  Sometimes we wonder if we can trust ourselves. Doubts dart in and out of our mental landscape like the fox. This is the perfect week to think about our feelings, stories and beliefs about “rejection”  — are these stories keeping our power to choose and make decisions hidden?  Are these beliefs hiding an awesome way to progress forward?

What are you afraid of?  Here’s the thing – rejection isn’t something you need to fear.  Most of the time it’s an idea in our heads, a fear in our hearts, not something real.  Sometimes rejection is just an act when we don’t know how to talk about what is REALLY in our hearts. And in those rare times that something doesn’t pan out or work out (we get a denial letter from a publisher or a Dear Jane) – it’s still not rejection! It’s simply that whatever it was wasn’t in the right groove with where we’re headed right now.  (A protection, not a rejection)

Maybe if we worried about rejection a little less this week we could make better decisions and not cloud our judgement with thoughts about how to keep another person (or thing) from hurting us when we could be seeing the truth or making intelligent decisions instead.  We’d be our wonderful, shiny, foxy selves more often.  We’d rush into things (or out of things) a little less blindly because we’re not just trying to escape rejection.

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The second card that popped out alongside our fox, is the moon. – The author says, “The moon calls you to creative reflection. Her mysteries will be revealed in due course, and when you least expect them. If you feel stranded and bewildered, energize your goals and aspirations with positive thoughts. Listen to your inner voice, dreams and intuition. They have amazing power to alter your future. The Moon is about the joyful celebration of your success.”

Imagine our little fox darting in and out of the trees in a deep woods. The moon hangs in the winter sky, the snow crunches beneath her little paws. She’s on the case,  she’s going somewhere amazing and astoundingly beautiful.  She knows where she’s going – it might not always be obvious but she’s being guided with her creativity and heart more than any doubts or fears and so are you!  We all have fears, illusions, and dreams hiding the clear path, but this week those dreams can be harnessed for powers of good!

 

Have a wonderful week and happy 2015!

 

About this deck:  This week’s card is from the beautifully painted Chrysalis Tarot illustrated by Holly Sierra and written by Toney Brooks. Published by US Games (and available by Fools Dog on Android and Apple).  I was attracted to this deck based on the really unique and whimsical representation of traditional tarot themes and the magnificent artwork.