To celebrate the official rebirth of this blog today, I thought it would be apt to give away some quick tarot readings in time for the new moon this weekend. I’ll be properly reopening my full tarology services very soon but wanted to offer a little taster as a small thank you for today, and because I really do enjoy intuiting the cards for others.
But before I give you more on the giveaway I wanted to share with you a couple of cards that are particularly significant to me from my working deck, The Wild Unknown.
The reason being that I am constantly fascinated as to how the cards speak to us as individuals, and in particular the ones that trigger the greatest fear and enthusiasm. It’s in these places that things get really interesting.
Also if you are in possession of a new deck this is a really easy way to begin building a relationship with it as you get to peek into the full range that the deck will offer: from the lightest joy to the darkest depths.
Nine of Swords
For me this is a truly disturbing card. One of the ‘big three’, I would say, from The Wild Unknown. The Nine of Swords is quite vile in its depiction of rot and decay. It is riddled with worms and wriggly things. Gore, chaos and sharp, cutting things. There is great torment here.
But, the Swords tell us, it is the torment and chaos of the mind, thought and word, not deed. This is an agony then self-inflicted. Our own ideas and thinking is what can wound us to such intensity.
And so in bringing even this dark secret to the surface we can shed light on it and find compassion to see the truth of what is. So too we see our leg traps and self-sabotaging habits and with awareness brought, begin the process of mindfulness.
Daughter of Wands
In contrast, the Daughter of Wands holds a beauty, elegance and ease that really appeals. The symbology of the easy figure of eight that Snake weaves around the flowering branch that is Wand speaks of an eternal flourishing cycle of creativity and rebirth.
For me the medicine of Snake and that of the flowering Hawthorn are in an important coexistence and would be worthy of further investigation to deepen the teaching of this relationship.
Finally the dark background brings to mind a place hidden within the earth, and it is here that any perceptible creativity is first begun. Snakes, particularly garter snakes of which this one reminds me, hold safe haven underground and the way she is wrapped about the blooming wand I sense a guardianship of creative endeavours being told.
Of the Dark + Light
Read in unison then, the Nine of Swords and Daughter of Wands bring a simple message: that while the creative process can be sabotaged from within, so too can the mental turmoil be healed through creative expression. That they are partners. Daughter reminds us that creativity can be the greatest ally and warrior to our mental wellbeing.
Though gruesome in its portrayal, the Nine simply warns us we need to be watchful of allowing the mind to race into dark places and the ease at which anxiety and depression stops the creative process in its tracks. We need to hold onto the truth that these horrors are not true things. They are not real. And to overcome them we need to continue all the same.
New Moon Tarology Giveaway
And so, are you ready for a little tarology insight this new moon? Something to support your next step? I hope so.
In honour of my new blog launch I would like to gift 5 single-card Wild Readings this new moon to you in thanks. Readings will will consist of a high-res photo of the card drawn for you along with a short narrative of your tarot medicine.
:: BEKA ::
**UPDATE** Thank you everyone for your support! It truly means a lot and I am really grateful. Single-card, New Moon Wild Readings will be sent to you early this coming week. I will be in touch. xo