Monday, 11 February 2013

Crow New Moon Reading

©Grimassi, Taylor & Mueller
Things have changed a lot in the last few weeks.  As I enjoyed the last full moon reading so much, I decided to follow the same pattern again for this new moon.  For a spiritual focus, I drew again from my combined Well Worn/Hidden Path decks (Llewellyn, 2005+2007).  Then, for what hinders and what helps me, I drew two cards from the powerful Tarot of the Sidhe (Schiffer, 2011).

My spiritual focus at this cold time of year, what I need to grow as the moon waxes, is the Hearth card.  This speaks of home and family, and also a feeling of sanctuary and security.

This chimes strongly with me.  Not only because my family and I are going on holiday next week (and after all, home is where the heart is, not just a bricks-and-mortar location), but also because I feel the need for some sanctuary, a place of peace, security, warmth and stillness.  I need to take some time out from the stresses of life, to relax and nurture myself with love and food and family.

©Emily Carding
What will hinder me is the Maker Two (Two of Pentacles).  I cannot have my focus be on projects and responsibilities, money and practicality, or other people's demands.  Instead, it needs to be directed inward, to my inner fire.  Creativity, maybe, but without the burden of deadlines.  There will be time for those later in the year, but for now I need some nurturing.  I shall take some time to draw on the energy of the earth and the hearth, to warm and nurture my soul.

Worries and stress about projects cut short could also hamper me at this time.  I have to let go of what I cannot do, cannot control, to accept where my responsibility ends without regrets.

©Emily Carding
What will help me is the Warrior Queen (Queen of Wands).  I love the way she stands on a rock in the middle of the sea, yet seems totally at peace.   She directs her energy outward, connecting to the world through her thoughts, without needing to plunge into the sea of emotions, nor fly herself on the winds of knowledge.  She is calm where she is, in touch without being overwhelmed.   This comes from a secure base, be that a place, or be it in ourselves.

She also connects with charm, with sensuality.  These are things of the hearth, too - the sensuality of passion with my DH, the calmness to be charming and hospitable to others because I am sufficiently nurtured and so can offer that nurturing to others again.  These are things I shall try to strengthen at this time.  Creativity may help, that is one of the aspects of fire, after all.  Still, a creativity without responsibility, as suggested by the previous card.  Allowing the fun side of passion to bring new joy to my soul, my inner hearth, so then hopefully I will be ready to turn outward again :)

As a summary, I need to tend my inner fire, think less about my "responsibilities" and more about finding myself again.

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