Wiccan Oracle Reading By Violet Week Beginning 14th January 2019

WICCAN ORACLE READING

By Violet

WEEK BEGINNING  14TH JANUARY 2019

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine”.Roy T. Bennett

Hello and warm greetings to you all, well now we are in the swing of the new you, and your new year. You already have your key card for the year.  My apologies in the delay of these, I had urgent family commitments over the holiday. But I’m back and full of get up and go.

How did you find the S.M.A.R.T.E.R goal, or dream planning for the year? Don’t feel intimidated by them, they are meant to be fun and can be changed if things need a little tweak here and there.  I have to admit I’ve not done mine yet, as there’s a delay on my special book I’ve ordered to write it in.  But my head is busy with this, and that.

This week your 2nd card of 2019, see’s your first supporting card come out to guide you in achieving your desired outcome or challenge for the year.  At this stage having set your goals, it may be worth keeping a journal or indeed, ‘Book of shadows’, to log your cards and comment on your progress as you work your way through the year.

We have a year for this year’s goals, and guess what, if we have unfinished business to take into next year, so be it.  We have in our lives as long as we need.  We only use time frames to gauge how far we’ve come, and to monitor how well we’re doing and yes some are necessary, but not all.   Some goals are easy to achieve and done by just a few actions.  Others require help from others, or information from 3rd parties, and may take longer.

I’m throwing in a bonus activity this week.  Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to go out and get yourself that journal.  And really connect with your year, and your plan. Make a note of your weekly card readings, and any personal readings you have done. Record the activities you do; how did it feel doing them? Remember you can personalise them to how you wish to do them, there’s nothing set in stone.  For all students of wicca are told to, ‘Find their own way’, albeit knowing a few rules.  The key one being, ‘Do as ye will, but harm ye none’.  As long as your rituals are carried out with pure intention and an honest heart, all is well.

Enough, let’s talk cards now!

Blessed be one and all.

Violet

xXx

CAPRICORN

Recap

Your card for the year: –

SPIDER – ‘I WILL’ “I will succeed”, “I will manifest”, “I will create my desires”.

Energy Focus – Solar plexus chakra

Theme – Repetitions, self-determination, self-expression

Serpent – Power

Energy – Creativity

Keywords – Sexuality, wise one

Capricorn brrrrrr so cold outside as I write this, I hope you find yourself tucked up somewhere cosy as you read it!  Winter is here.  The spider, are you feeling the power of this determined creature.  Whether you identified as a money spider crossing over the palms of hands about to receive money, or a trap door spider, spying opportunities as they go past, and snapping them up, embrace your Spidey powers this year and make your dreams happen.

This week’s card is the Serpent, it represents creativity, and the strong life force that comes from your base chakra. Capricorn this means that Leo when it comes to resolving this year’s problems arising from the challenge or goal set by the spider, you will more than one interesting solution.  Which is great isn’t it?

You’ll find yourself thinking with va va voom, creatively and differently to how you may have done so before.  Ta dah moments will hit you as you brush your teeth, or relax in the bath.

If you feel all is lost, and know not what to do, a resurgence of fresh energy will come to you, which will help you push, or slide past those obstacles. You can rise up ready to deal with anything that comes your way.  An innate wisdom or gut instinct will now steer you to find the right words, and know just what action to take.

Your love life is likely to become a more passionate, sexual intimacy is starred.  If you are single expect attention and flirtations, mother nature has sprayed you with some alluring aroma.  If your social life is lacking at this time, and your light has no-where to shine, it may be time to start net-working for it could lead to romance.

If you are attached, those connections could become more intimate, and if your partner picks up on your signals, enjoy.  In essence you will be in demand. You will find yourself generally more in touch with those you hold dear, and find yourself hugging and wanting to be near them.

Feeling artistic?  Make the most of new year sales and grab yourself a sketch pad, and some of those lovely new brush pens, or an adult doodle art book. Your creative side or flair will really show now, you may start a new hobby, or revisit an old one. Whatever you put your talents too, it will flow easily. Any excess energy, or anxiety if you don’t know what to do with it, can be calmed by losing yourself in something creative.

The serpent brings you a sense of vitality, apply it to all areas of your life, for the serpent is also very knowing, very sharp minded, and sharp witted.

Courage! For when you are ringing the changes for the serpent guides the way to a new way of doing things.

Combining the energies of the spider and the snake makes so far for the year a great team.  Both actually creatures that scare a lot of people and with good reason sometimes, but they are your allies.  The spider gives you the will and determination, and a creative edge to weave your web in any direction you now wish, and the snake adds a creative bonus and powerful edge too.  What team work.

Peaks – Higher energy can be used with wisdom.
Troughs – There may be some caution in expressing yourself in any creative way.

AQUARIUS

Recap

Card for the year

SHEKINAH QUEEN OF THE STARS – Transcendence

Energy vibration – Earthly angelic realm
Theme –Movement, faith, karmic journeys, unconditional love

Besom/Broomstick – Cleansing

Energy point – Sacral chakra

Theme – Cleansing, protection, preparation

Aquarius, how are you lovelies?  Your year starts of powerfully doesn’t it, transcendence or rising to join the higher realm as an earthbound being. All part of your spiritual journey.  Movement is all around you upwards, reflecting backwards, getting on the karma train.  Who is going to help the Queen of the stars, why a broomstick. 

Often mistaken in folklore as the mode of transport most preferred by witches, the broom is actually a cleansing too.  I am drawn to a vision here of curling, the sport where someone brushes the ice to drive a large weight across the ice.  If Shekinah is taking you on in your spiritual journey the broom is brushing the rough bits of ice or obstacles out of your way.

Powered with the energy of the broomstick, the ability to carry out a new year clean is yours.  Fancy cleaning out your house? And your metaphorical house too?  It’s decluttering time.  Being a Wiccan I can identify with this as a ritual.  A witch is supposed to be tidy.  They will use their Besom or broom to clear psychic energy out of a space.  If you are to carry on with your mission you will need the clarity space clearing creates.  As witches we are keeping an audit of our herbs and plants used in our potions ensuring they are current and fit for purpose.  Are the tools you need to achieve your goal current or do they need reviewing. One tool that you will become aware of is your psychic powers, or gut instincts getting more attuned and stronger.

Like those drawing the snake card you will find your sexual energies are awakened, a fledgling relationship could become intimate.  Already in a long-term relationship?  Do you may seek a deeper connection or more intense pleasure, it’s time to share your feelings with your loved one and celebrate how special and magical your relationship is. You may consider, ‘Jumping’ the broomstick, i.e. confirming your union with your beloved with a handfasting (which unites in love for a year and a day), then jumping the broomstick as a couple.  Or maybe more traditional marriage is on your mind.

Activity – Mmmmmmmms what can you do this week?  I feel that if you already did your SMARTER goal setting list, you’ve already identified what you want to do, and you’ve sort of worked out how you’re going to do it.  So, to suggest for a second you do another list type ritual would be boring and obvious.

I feel it would be time now you’ve used your brain for a bit, you need a rest.  In all seriousness, as part of your planning, set aside some you time.  Every day for a few minutes, and at the end of the week for at least half an hour. Once you’ve taken the day off, perhaps during that time whilst your dinner is cooking, just sit down with a drink.  And breathe, to the extent you are relaxed with your breathing, and it is slow and gentle.  Close your eyes for a moment, and as you breathe in let in fresh new energy, when you breathe out, release that which is no longer needed. This replenishing energy breathing will help you reconnect with yourself and your energy points every day, allowing you to relax before bedtime, hopefully sleep well, and be ready for a new day.  N.B put a timer on the oven or set an alarm for a sense of relaxation could mean a burnt dinner. 

Peaks – Prepare for fun, frolics and high energy.

Troughs – Clear blocked or stale energy at all levels.

PISCES

 

Recap

Card for the year

Candle – Light, Fire, South Wind

Energy – Throat Chakra

Keywords – Illuminations, sacrifice, inner radiance

THE QUEEN OF ELPHAME

A MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

Energy Vibration ~ The Underworld

Theme ~ Magic and Beauty

Pisces how lovely to see you. Blessings for the new year!

What a fantastic combination you have in these two cards, your year’s key card The Candle, of illumination, fire energy, speech, and lighting up your soul! Along with your 2nd card our lovely Queen of Elphame.  Her magic is gentle, healing and a graceful one.  She has the lightest of touches.  Given that candle magic is also of flame, and in my case smoke, (working with extinguished candle flame to release intention), it makes sense that you need such a gentle lady to help you with phase one of your year.   

Almost hypnotic, and enigmatic I often compare her to Titania.  Her home is in Thier-na-Oge, ‘the land of eternal youth’, deep in a secret forest should you wish to find her, look out a hawthorn tree or other fairy hiding places, (hedgerows, and stones).

Here you will have help in answering to your questions, and at the end and beginning of a year, there are so many aren’t there?  But along with the power and fire of the candle, its gentle flame combined the queen’s light touch you will be able to deal with your situations with grace and dignity. What was one stuck or blocked will feel easier to understand, have more flow and movement, and could be resolved.

New sensations of confidence, poise and dignified calm are around you.  Gone are those heavy boots!  Walking barefoot through the sand, feeling the water run through your toes, is so much easier for you now.

Relaxation, deeper thought processes or mediation may have been difficult lately, worry not for if you let Titania help you, it will flow more easily now your spirit could feel freer. 

Breathing will come more easily to you.

Get back to nature and engage with the beauty of it in your surroundings and others creatures. In doing so you will achieve a sense of balance with inner and outer beauty. This could, if you give into relaxation and fresh air, be a joyous and lovely time.

On a cautionary note. And the only one.  Be wary of thinking more superficially, and may need to rethink your inner feelings on what you consider to be attractive, in your world, others and yourself.   

Release any egotistical or negative thoughts about yourself and others, and acknowledge that you are beautiful inside and out.

Ground yourself, for such a time could see you as careless and may appear aloof and critical.

Peaks – Magic is around you

Troughs – Believe in you! Find your inner beauty!

Activity

I don’t really want anyone overloading their brain with thinking this week, suggesting you do a plan for the year is work enough.  Why not go for a walk and get some fresh air?  And you can multi-task the two activities, walk, relax and make room for creative planning.

ENJOY!

ARIES

Recap

Pentacle – Evocation

Energy – The elements

Keywords – Evocation, manifestation, protection

Cauldron – The womb

Energy vibration – Sacral chakra

Theme – The void, potential, wise intention

Oh, Aries warm greetings to you also!  Your year is already on its way, like a runaway train loaded with potential and ideas.  The Pentacle is a great card to get as your base card for the year, offering you all the elemental energies to help you on the way.  So, you have the power in you to call that train back, and tell it to wait on the tracks.  Now what is the first card of the year to help the Pentacle?  The Cauldron.  Perfect for someone with so many plans.

What is a cauldron? A pot, a bowl, or in my case a specially designated saucepan. Which helps create invocations, spells, and intentions, when filled with a combination of herbs, plants, and spices. It is in essence a place for putting your ideas, and intentions into.  It can be a real cauldron, or an imaginative one.  I feel lucky in having both. 

On another level the cauldron is a metaphor for the womb of life. You are now the master or mistress of your life, you always were, but for some reason this year even more so.  This card coming so soon into your reading, in combination with the Pentacle tells me that you are protected, whilst you create this sacred place in your life to manifest your dreams and plans.

The cauldron is the place where all your ingredients, boil, and bubble and cook up.  This could be a fast or slow process.  Again, it’s arrival at the start of the year indicates things put in the pot now will simmer for the rest of the year.  You may have to be patient with yourself and others.

You are now the magician and very much in charge of the events occurring or not occurring in it. 

Aries if this card has appeared for you, it’s time to consider what your recipe is going to be to put in the pot?  You have so much potential, did you know that, do you feel it?  What can you bring to the pot?  What do you want to achieve? For the time is now.

Your energy is thus that it can have an impact on the directions you choose to travel and where you end up in your life. 

Your cautionary note, for there is almost always a little nagging voice isn’t there.  Use such strength and energic power with compassion.  Others may not have caught up with you yet.

Be realistic so that you don’t end up climbing a mountain in trying to achieve your dream.  Break a long-term, greater goal into more achievable bites and you will feel a greater sense of achievement.  I.E don’t try to run a marathon, when you maybe should sign up for a Race for Life first.

Be kind in your actions, remember the phrase, “Do what you want, but don’t hurt anyone else”.

Visualise and create a happy place to live in, enjoy the space and time of waiting before your achievements are to be enjoyed, this is not a time to rush, but enjoy being part of the process, nurture this space and look after yourself, for you are creating your own happy future.

Activity

I love this activity, it involves food, and it’s healthy. 

Make a warming winter soup, perfect for this time of year, and whilst you prepare, cook and stirring in a clockwise direction, take time, think about your lovely bright future, and give thanks to nature.  Add to your ingredients your love and good wishes for those who will eat the soup. 

Peaks – Seeds of creation are being sown for the future.

Troughs – You get back what you put in. You may have to challenge fears that you don’t want to admit to in achieving this potential.

TAURUS

Recap

Card of the year

The Mirror – Perception

Energy vibration – Third eye chakra

Theme – Perception, reflection, clarity

Athame COMMANDER OF POWER

Energy – Solar plexus chakra

Keywords – Empowerment, directions, boundaries

Taurus, hello, and welcome to you! hello neighbour!  I love how these cards are rolling out to support their year foundation cards. Yours is to reflect, visualise, and let the world see you as you want to be seen, by drawing the Athame, any decisions you make or focus you can be powered up by the commander of power.  You have elements of calm waters, emotions and thought processes, driven by this little knife that will steer you, much like a sword or wand to achieving your goals.

People may look at you with their heads turned to one side, a little confused.  ‘What is different about you?’ They will say.  You won’t actually know, but you will know why they are asking for you are feeling different.  When you announce your plans to folks, you may surprise some in the choice of direction you take. 

Projects started last year, could if you use this new energy, be completed, so please don’t give up. 

One key project this year see’s you fulfilling a lifelong ambition, you won’t quite believe it.  Have faith!  You have Athame.  I liken this to the Ace of Swords in Tarot. 

Are you ready? Aim. Fire.

Blade-tip first into the outside world you go, strong, courageous and assured. Traditionally it is a double-edged white metal blade with a black handle, it represents masculine principle/energies in sacred ceremonies. You can though imagine your own version of this. By picturing your own items or tools, you identify with them more easily.  I use my own to cast circles, and much like my wands to direct the magical energies during various Wiccan rituals. But before you emerge from your home, you must prepare, and know where it is you are going with all this new energy.

Release that which disempowers you, for the knife can cut away what you no longer need.  You will be all the stronger for having done so.

Nurture yourself, meditate, heal, dream and build your strength up ready for your mission. and check your personal boundaries are in place and appropriate to requirements.   

Create a world for you, that wish to be a part of, for you are protected. Whilst others who are in your world may not fit entirely with your new version of it, they will if they come with unconditional love fit in still, maybe in a different way, for they too are undergoing their own special transitions.

Referring back to my analogy with Tarot’s Ace of swords, beware your words, and sharp of your tongue, for having such focus, and determination to achieve such potential could make your suffering of fools, less than usual.  So, try to be kind, if others don’t appear to be on the same page, or understand your new drive or courage.

Peaks – Powerful energies protect and guide you.

Troughs – Boundary Issues are highlighted.

Energy – Crown Chakra

Activity

If you can afford to, and I know it’s the start of the new year, so it’s a particularly big if; go to a wiccan shop or crystal shop, and seek yourself out an athame.  There are some beautiful ones, in stores or on line. 

Or you can make one, find the thin end of a branch of wood, and carve out a short double-sided pointed knife shape, with a handle. 

  • Take care with this as I’m aware of injuries.  An athame is blunt sided, but be careful in your use of it.

Sit somewhere quietly, light a candle, for this I would suggest an indigo or purple one, for 3rd eye focus.  And simply nestle the athame in your hands, as you candle gaze.

Ask that you are given unconditional loving guidance in the planning and focus of your intentions for now and the coming year.

Place the athame near the candle, say a few words if you wish about your wishes and goals. HINT, frame these words positively, and use the words, ‘I need’, not, ‘I want’.  For they are two very different things.

When you feel rested and calmer, say, ‘Mote it be’, (make is so) and give thanks.  Then blow out the candle, saying thank you again.

GEMINI

Recap

Card of the year

Cone of power – Energy

Chakral Energy – Solar plexus chakra

Theme – Energy, focus, concentration

Sword – Hopes and dreams

Chakra – Throat

Theme – Hopes dreams, honesty 

Ah the twin’s greetings to you, welcome to your reading.  Another very powerful reading for you here, your year base card the Cone of power, is enhancing your energy from your diaphragm area and around your body, like a fire has been lit to keep you running through to the end of the year.  Add to that the Sword.  Not unlike Taurus getting Athame, the sword I feel is the Ace of Swords crossing over into a wiccan reading. New beginnings, new dreams, and being able to cut through situations to discover the truth.

The sword has been connected to what was considered to be masculine energy.  Because of its direct force and connection to fighting in historical battles. Like the wand it is a direct, focussed and mighty force. 

Gemini as an air sign it’s no mistake that you’ve drawn an air sign card. As a fellow air sign, I really connect with this card too. Imagine you’ve been given the armour also to accompany (support in your endeavours), and the mighty sword to cut through your surroundings.  You are the knight, or brave warrior making their way to the castle, cutting through the forest of thorns, or the sharp-witted Queen of swords, who can silence enemies, end arguments and slice a lie with her tongue. This is you right now. Slick, quick witted, and wasting no time.

However.

Not everyone will appreciate your honesty, and laser beam ability to spot and deal with lesser mortals.  So be gentle, and kind with your words, maybe throw in a little patience too.

The presence of the sword in your reading indicates strongly that you will receive messages now, that may not be sugar coated, but necessary for you to hear in order to proceed.

Activity

The first bit requires some truth and honesty with yourself, much in keeping with doing your SMARTER targets, except you are not doing any lists here, and it may actually help do your target list, maybe do this one first?

Don’t rush it, and don’t be afraid.

Please make this as fun and relaxed as you want to.

Props needed are somewhere to get comfy.  A drink.  And your mind.

Ask yourself this simple question.

Am I happy with my life?

What do I want to change about it?

How do I feel?

The sword added to your toolkit will help you slice through any blockages in my mind with courage, focus and clarity.

After this you will be able to tackle your emotional blocks and set about your plan of action.

CANCER

Recap

Card of the year

Green man – Growth

Energy – Root chakra

Keywords – Growth, fertility, prosperity, confidence.

Cone of Power – Energy

Chakral Energy – Solar plexus chakra

Theme – Energy, focus, concentration

Nice to see you again Cancerians, the new year is here upon us and you have the help of the Green Man gives you roots, and the chance to literally grow yourself, your dreams, your life.  By drawing the Cone of power, I consider this to be the fertilizer to feed your tree and nourish you through your journey. Your first message to support your foundation card is the cone of power.

The Cone of Power gives the ability to connect to your conscious energy and applying it to your projects.  As Gemini your neighbour who had this as their card for the year was told, imagine another room in your house, and it’s full of energy cones, all on a shelf, beautiful spiralling cones of energy.  Each one has a different job to do.  All of them pertaining to your plans for the year.

If you lose your way, just go into your Chamber of Cones, ponder a moment, and ask for their guidance and energy.  You will know which one you need at any time of asking. 

May I suggest the first cone you use is the cone of replenishment and healing, to set you up for what is to come.  The second wisdom and intuition perhaps? To plan your year wisely.

Feeling energized and motivated you could use such energy for spiritual connections, have you considered joining a healing group/circle.

‘I can’, will be said along with, ‘I will’ and ‘Why not!!

Remember to rest and nurture yourself, during this creative and busy time, for you could soon tire.  You could find yourself noticed in your world, whether you want to be or not, by bosses, or team members who will be asking you to share some of that energy with them. You have the choice for the most part as to where you will contribute with this spark of energy.  And … You can say no if you don’t want to do something.

Powerful people, lightworkers can have a tendency towards arrogance, egotism and irritability, so remain grounded and compassionate.

If you need to ask for help if necessary, you have friends and people who are there to be asked. 

The warning here is do not become self-absorbed during this time of the new year and your goals. 

Don’t be a hermit. 

People love you. New people will like you too.

Activity

Imagine your cone chamber, where is it in your home? How is it decorated? How is it furnished. Look upon as it your healing room, visit it as often as you need to find the answers you need on this journey.

Peaks – Change, goals, energy

Troughs – Be strong and include those who will help to be.

LEO

Recap

Card of the year

Serpent – Power

Energy – Ray of creation

Keywords – Sexuality, wisdom

Cord – Initiation

Energy Point – Soul

Theme – Initiation, willpower

Leo dear lion, so nice to see you, how are you dealing with your new familiar the serpent.  Are you feeling energised, powerful with ideas pinging all over the place? If the answer is not quite just yet, fear not for you have a new card.

The cord!  Welcome to the family we say, its first outing.  What does it mean? I shall tell you.  During this time of rebirth and new year focussing, you are being asked to look at what is holding you to the past, and what could stop you from being able to move forward with those plans?  A cord is tying that binds or connects us to situations, people and memories. Some cords automatically sever when those situations naturally end, others require some determination or decision on our part to cut those cords.  This is part of your progress, and phase two of your year’s development. 

As the cauldron acts the womb for a creation, and ideas, the cord is the infants, or your potential, that links to a place of planning and creation. In spell work and ritual work witches used cord of different colours for prayer weaving, or purpose specific energy work.   They also used it to define boundaries, something you are being told to do here.

You are being launched on a path to into the unknown, and magical opportunities in your new life, it is time, there is no putting it off.  Which is difficult if you are afraid, or unsure.  What do you do if this the case?  Hone the power of the serpent, for there is courage and more ways to deal with your reluctance and fears.  Work with both the serpent and the cord to release from the old and tether to the new

Your SMARTER goal planning will help you beautifully to approach this and face any bumps in the road head on.  The question is are you ready!?!

Don’t panic there is nothing nasty on its way, it’s just a time pausing, thinking, and there is light at the end of the tunnel.  This is actually a good card to get, telling you that you can do this.  You are in control, and are already set to start this very positive journey.

Activity

This is a fun activity to do.  The friendship bracelets that children make are usually full of colour, handmade and so easy to do.  If there are children in your life, get them to help you.  Pick cord, ribbon, or tapestry thread of any colours that take your fancy. And braid away to create a cord.  You can wear it, use it to hold your glasses around your neck, or make it as a book mark for your journal.  As you weave your braid, speak your positive affirmations into it, and as you tie the knot off at the end, say, ‘Make is so, thank you!’

If you struggle with this… there are shops that sell handmade cord or bracelets you can buy for not very much money.

Peaks – Tethering, bind yourself to your future.

Troughs – Letting go of old ties.

VIRGO

Recap

Card of the year

Athame – COMMANDER OF POWER

Energy – Solar plexus chakra

Keywords – Empowerment, directions, boundaries

Neophyte – Study

Energy Centre – Universal Mind

Theme – Growth, study, understanding

Mighty Virgo stepping out into the world, Athame first, full of focus! Welcome.  Still wondering where you goal lies? Ah Ha, you too have synchronised perfectly with a new card, call the Neophyte, your psychic intuition will be alert, bright and telling you what feels right and where to take that feeling.  It will help to know just where to go.

How?  There is the element of being a student about you, someone will be coaching or mentoring you.  You may be learning new things, going on courses, I’m sure I mentioned this year would be the year of learning a new skill or developing an existing one to greater heights. By the autumn, you will no longer be the student.

This is exciting! At the end of last year, you were finding deeper connections in your life, learning new things, and really understanding them at meaningful levels.   Clarity, or illumination gives you the information or little hints to steer you along your path. 

Don’t fight this, don’t say you can’t you do it.  You can. You are being helped and supported.  Whatever you learn along the way, good or bad, it will shape you, make you stronger, and help you achieve your goal.  They are the lessons you need to learn, not what you choose. But the outcome will see you freer and happier and feeling accomplished.

The card could also be called the wheel, for it rolls, but it won’t let you roll backwards, its course is set to ahead only.

Activity

You are also combining your shared activity of thinking SMARTER.  When you are doing your mood board, or notebook planning, for now you are allowed to dwell in the present and revisit the past.

Have a little think about what you want to do, and then ask bravely are you doing it? What is stopping you? And What are you going to do to change it.

I am cusp Virgo/Libran in some horoscopes, so I feel your pain.  Sacrificing what no longer serves me will be hard for this sentimental gal, but I know things have to change.  And maybe then I can do my targets too.

Peaks – Openness shows that all experience is food for the soul.

Troughs – Challenge ignorance. Life is held in patterns of our own making.

LIBRA

Recap

Card of the year

ARADIA – Heritage

Energy Crown chakra

Keywords – Birth right, heritage, celestial guidance

Book of shadows – Experience

Energy Vibration – Crown Chakra

Theme – Knowledge, learning, acknowledgement

Librans Hi de hi, and how are you all?  The card of our year, Aradia, lovely, and powerful eh?  We going back to our roots and being guided by the stars! What a trip this year will be.  The more mystical cards are a little tougher to get to grips with for they require elements of our imagination and the ability to connect to your spiritual self.  Which is what she is all about.  Well let’s see who’s joining forces with her…

Ah! Lovely!

The Book of Shadows!  I have a stash of these already, full of my plans, rituals, and herbal studies.  I love them!   A witch’s bible, or personal organiser, every witch has one!

I would also suggest that you get a book or look up events that take place in the Wiccan year, that you can work into this book.  Noting key dates and events that could prove useful to you.  I admit, I get my, ‘Muggle’, diary, you know for booking the routine real-world stuff. It reads, ‘Dentist 10.00 am’.  My other planner, has sabbats, rituals, and shopping lists for herbs and crystals in it.  All the books we need weave into together to support our day to day.  I would also include in these books we look at and read, to learn things.  Don’t stick to the internet to do your research, sit and read a good book about moonology, or the wiccan year. This could also be called the book of your life, as a whole, what spells are inside you, that you can help manifest into your outer self?

There is one book we all need to look at.  It’s not written, it’s a living book.  It’s us.  It records all our life events from birth to this moment.  Please don’t look back and feel sad about anything that didn’t pan out as you’d wanted.  What was the lesson? What can you change? Like Virgo we have to look back long enough to decide how we’re going to go forwards.  Anyone else a cusp like me… they got a similar message didn’t they.

Activity

Guess what it is going to be?  I’m not changing it from the last time it was with us.

Yep, if you haven’t gone out and bought a blank journal, treat yourself, and a new pen reserved for writing in it.

Write in it, your thoughts, reflections and if you do practise spell work, I am sure you already have a book of shadows already.  I would also write in it your activities, and your thoughts and feelings on as you work your way through them. 

Enjoy.

Peaks – Knowledge, practise through being honest with yourself

Scorpio

Recap

Card of the year

Gaia – HEALING

Energy – Body and Soul

Keywords – Healing, lucid dreaming, nourishment

Silver bough -– Love and Happiness

Energy Vibration – Love – Heart Chakra

Theme -Universal love happiness and health

Scorpio warm January greetings, how are you? So, Gaia is your grounding card for the year! And what a card.  You will feel nourished, healed, and be visually guided as you carry out what is needed to be done throughout your year.    She is depicted as holding a Silver bough branch… which ironically your card this week.  I swear on my cats’ lives; these cards are picked at random.   But is seems Gaia is tooling herself and you up in order to carry out your plans. Truly synchronised.

A branch from an apple tree is also the symbol of the goddess of love – Branwen, Venus or When cut Aphrodite.  Cut an apple widthways notice how the seeds produce the shape of the pentacle, a spiritual power in the fruit.

Scorpio this card hails a happier time of love universal and yes romantically for you. Healing love will be sent to you, to help you recover from any setbacks you’ve experienced in recent months. You will find yourself gently easing away from the pain of such situations, and moving towards a much brighter future.  Your positive experiences at this will feel doubly blessed, enchanted and much more deeply felt.

Friendships are starred, old and new ones.  You will find yourself enjoying existing ones, or literally branching out and make new contacts.  Look out for a love connection, or romantic celebration around you. 

This is basically a lovely time to enjoy being around people who will enjoy being around you. 

If you have found yourself feeling isolated, or lonely, socially or romantically, this lovely card suggests its time you reconnected with people and shared some contentment.  But akin with the other readings, it’s no surprise to hear that you may have a sense of trepidation about this.  It means leaving your home, and getting connected to your world. 

Please have no fear, you are lovable, likeable and it’s time to let people see that.

The Silver bough says it’s time to Live Laugh Love!!!

Generally, we don’t go into health matters, so I will speak very broadly here.  It’s the new year, it would be a great time to eat some apples instead of left-over chocolates from Christmas.  Maybe even do a detox.  I’m sorry, but the Silver bough says its time.

Activity

On that note I’ll go and detox myself for I love Chocolate, your activity.  Is: –

To find a quiet, safe and cosy place, where you cannot be disturbed. 

Set aside up to an hour of your time.

Light a pink candle, and just breath gently, in with your nose and out through the mouth.

Find a nice gentle breathing rhythm, drawing the breath to your heart chakra.  Think or say gently aloud, ‘I am love I am lovable, I send out love, I receive love’.   

Send your love to those you care about, and use this time to send out forgiveness if you are ready to and ask for loving healing with those you have suffered difficulties with. 

When you feel at peace, relaxed and ready to, blow out the candle, give you thanks and you can return to your day.  Do so steadily, as such a mediation can be very relaxing. Take care with candles.

High note – The heart is open to love and harmony.

Low note. – Hold desires and wants in check.

Sagittarius

Recap

Card of the year

The lady – EMBODIEMENT

Energy – Originality

Keywords – Achievement, character, liberation

The Owl – Wisdom and Knowledge

Energy vibration – Soul

Theme – Focus, knowledge, truth

Sagittarius blessings to you!

The Lady is saying your theme for this year is embodiment and freedom.  Perfect for a go getting Sagittarian.  She is a very powerful Goddess to have on your side, she will take to great places for healing, without you having to risk getting burned by the sun’s energy.  She’s also very wise, and has many rituals and words of wisdom to offer you.  So, does the Owl.

For now, you have the owl, a wise creature with so much to teach you. For you are ready. It seems you’ve done your preparation and healing, and the next step is here. This card sees you working out situations that at first appear a little gloomy, and changes you may not want to face. But you are ready. You will not face this blindly, or with fear, but with the calm, qualities of the owl and its night vision. The result is that by the time morning comes, you will feel proud, and accomplished.

The Owl in this situation could also be called in my opinion the Phoenix, a beautiful mythical bird that hatches out of it egg in a pit of fire, serves it purpose for that life time, then dies spent.  It then comes back reborn in order to carry another life purpose.  For you now this is all about endings and new beginnings.  Like other cards that have arrived in this a new year reading, it seems very appropriate.

Take time to pause and listen at this time, for very important information is being delivered to you, and can your reactions.  Your eyes too will be brighter, fresher and sharper not unlike receiving the crystal ball, more able to cut through the darkness.

Old habits die, hard don’t they?  It is time to free yourself from anything that doesn’t make you feel good, don’t be afraid, your night vision or dreams will guide you through this.  Time is being called in some aspects of your world in order for you to evolve, stronger, brighter and freer.

Don’t be afraid to ask for time alone, space, and somewhere you can process what is going on.  You are not hiding and can join in any gentle activity you wish to, but make time for yourself, to just, ‘think’.  This is all part of the path you are on now Sagittarius, and development of the whole self-requires reflection, peace and quiet.

Activity

This activity requires imagination and relaxation, but is achievable within a couple of attempts.

Find a warm comfy place.  Ensure you are not disturbed.

Relax lie down, or sit. 

Think of yourself walking out of your lovely cave, where you have been resting, it is night time, you are safe, very safe. 

And you are coming home, the moon is bright and lights your way, as do glow bugs and silver wisps that entwine the trees and bushes marking your path.

You hear a hoot and above you are an owl, what does he or she look like, notice its feathers, ears, beak, and claws. 

Its beautiful amber eyes engage with yours, you sit down at the base of the tree, this lovely owl just a couple a branch higher than you, continues to gently gaze at you. 

It hoots again, telling you it’s time to go home. 

Back on your feet again, you rise, then in saying goodbye to the owl, feel in your pocket for a letter.

An old-fashioned letter with a wax seal, marked, ‘Private and confidential’.

You open it by the light of the moon.

There is a message on the old paper, written in ink.

What does it say?

Return to a more conscious state gently as you imagine yourself back in your home, carrying out the message instructions.  Clear and guided in your future plan.

Come to gently, before you get up for such a guided exercise is very relaxing.

Peaks – Wisdom, knowledge.

Troughs – Old habits die hard.

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