• chaos,  delving,  poem,  Uncategorized

    Water

    It’s been a while… I’ve been working with water energy this evening…   In the ritual waters of my delving I put dried roses, buds and leaves. As they soaked up the water they became full and gave out their sweet fragrance. And then their colour. And then their definition. They became water laden, sank to the bottom, began to disintegrate. But the water held their potent perfume. If the water can’t flow, move, change it will become stagnant, the magic of the roses will become heavy, no longer cleansing and fresh. If you try to cling on, to that sweet perfume it will start to stink.   It’s medicine…

  • Cards,  Tarot Spreads

    Between the One and the Many Spread

    This spread is for seeing where we are currently sitting between the one and the many. Seeing our current understanding of being in union or separation, being together or apart. And how these understandings are currently being expressed. I see life as centrally about relationship, and relationship as flowing between union and separation, both within and without. This spread aims to help see where you’re at right now within this eternal paradox, and to honour where you’ve come from. If you’re having any confusion about the relationship within, here’s one of nayyirah waheed’s wonderful poems: Positions 1 & 2 Where you sit These cards together describe where you’re currently sitting…

  • Cards,  Tarot Spreads

    Blooming into Prosperity Spread

    This is a spread that aims to help clarify the feelings we currently have around our ability to prosper. Not just to survive but to thrive. I see our prosperity consciousness as made up of our relationship to our creativity,  our receptivity and our growth: In order to receive from the outside world and grow as individuals we need to be creating, tapping in to our creative drives. In order to be able to receive and create we need to grow, to create space and avoid stagnation. In order to feed both our creativity and our growth we need to be able to receive from the external world. Preparation In…

  • Cards,  Tarot Spreads

    Opening to my relationship…

    Here’s how the Opening to Relationship spread worked out for me recently… It definitely called me out on my shit and nicely focused my way forward.  I hadn’t actually tried this spread out on myself because I was all like ‘I’m really happy in my relationship!’, but obviously being really happy in your relationship doesn’t mean you aren’t putting your bullshit into it. I can now, with authority, say this is a badass spread. For the details of how to do it and a clearer picture of the positions go here. As usual I’m using the Mary El Tarot. The Reading The first three cards are the pile in the…

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    Today I Rise…

    A friend shared the incredible video below for International Women's Day yesterday. I watched it today while dealing with feelings of fear and stress and anger. I bawled my eyes out.

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door in action 3

    The third sentence I used the ‘Open the locked door…’ spread for was ‘I/embody/my power’. Process This time I knew in advance i wanted a sentence for this spread and i wanted it to be empowering, showing me how to come into my power. I wanted to see how I was powerful. I wanted this spread to be positive, no negative words in it like ‘I am not a woman’, or ‘open the locked door’. This spread aimed at being the positive antidote to the first two and it certainly related to them, but of course not in the way I expected… The first sentence I wrote was ‘I am…

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door in action 2

    This is the second reading I did for myself with the ‘Open the locked door…’ spread. This was where the name of the spread came from. Process After the ‘I am/not/a woman’ spread I felt the need to forgive myself. This was what the oracle cards had pointed to as the negative outcome in my life around my issues with womanhood. Through free writing on this I came to a need to forgive myself for the doors I had locked to myself. These locked doors felt like they were also stopping me from being able to forgive. I didn’t have conscious access to the information I needed to do this.…