Sunday, 27 July 2014

of toad

Sunday, 27 July 2014
western toad
western toad // The Naturalest Naturalist

...inner strength

...hidden resources

...instinct

...solitude

...self-examination

...clear the past

...personal change

...clarity

...financial luck

// further reading
Anaxyrus boreas, British Columbia Frogwatch Program
Animal Spirit Guides, by Stephen D Farmer

Sunday, 13 July 2014

by the light of the supermoon

Sunday, 13 July 2014
the tarot of the wild unknown

I don't usually do these any more at Full Moon, acknowledging that I am more easily connected during the balsamic, dark of the New Moon. However, the magnetism of this weekend's supermoon pulled me to work with my cards and explore the energies surrounding my current understanding (or not, as the case may be) of where I am at with my process. And as one not usually wanting to reveal all her cards at once *haha*, I felt moved to record my insights here. I am not questioning this, but am putting all my cards on the table...


Centre
You, in the centre of things.

The Hierophant – mentor // raven holds the key to connecting spirit with earth, idea to reality // voice is the conduit of power

Ten of Cups – when all elements are in equal balance, the pattern and flow are revealed // make sure all elements get equal focus // infinite abundance when all is in balance // all parties have their fair say and input // everything is connected


Earth
The realm of the practical and day-to-day. The root.

The Emperor – the tallest tree in the forest // connecting earth to the sky // a bridge and stairway between the worlds // evergreen // as the sun is eclipsed by moon, masculine is tempered by feminine // thriving // vibrant // magnificence // guardian of the forest and all who dwell there // the number four // equality, balance


Air
Ideas, visions, words.

Daughter of Swords – silent, ghostly traveller of the night realms // gentle wisdom // messenger of spirit // seven rainbow stars, chakra energy nodes // She rests, watching, studying all // though named ‘swords’, this blade is short, dagger like // a quick, hidden action rather than a fully revealed one // something subtle rather than blatant // the secret weapon


Fire
Action out in the world. The realm of manifestation.

Four of Wands – window to another realm, phase or place // a vortex, tunnel or route between destinations // the way seems initially to be blocked, but rather than preventing passage, these four projects, actions, or areas of focus interconnect to create the doorway


Water
Social, emotional. The realm of feeling.

Father of Pentacles – the stag // leader of the herd // antlers tune into spirit realm, alert and open to channel the rainbow of the cosmos, from both star and moon light


Spirit
Source. Connection to the universe.

Son of Pentacles – bowed in service, reverence // crescent moon and star in union // journey not yet complete // journeyman apprentice not the master // possibly looking at His feet rather than the scenery around him // gaining His footing still // listening in for what is not yet seen


...every now and again I open the gateway during the balsamic moon to read the cards for those who would like insight and perhaps a change of perspective on a matter close to them that they are struggling to find a way forward with. If you would like to journey with me this way, please send a voltaic owl to discuss how I can help you. I would very much like that...

Saturday, 5 July 2014

of butterfly

Saturday, 5 July 2014
western tiger swallowtail butterfly
western tiger swallowtail // Cynthia Phillips

spiritual intellect

transformation

freedom

metamorphosis

dance of life

shapeshifting

soul

lightness of spirit

fae folk

cycles

colour

joy

// further reading
Papilio rutulus, Wikipedia
Animal Speak, by Ted Andrews
Animal Spirit Guides, by Stephen D Farmer

Sunday, 29 June 2014

oak moon wheel

Sunday, 29 June 2014
flower mandalaflower mandalaflower mandalaflower mandalaflower mandalaflower mandala

Welcoming in the New Moon with smoke bush, lupin, rowan, daisy and peony from the garden that overflows with abundance and lush growth.