Sunday, 18 May 2014

Lenormand Reading on Water

I've been thinking about what I wrote before: not having much water on my altar, nor any additional "watery" supplies.  In the last week or so, I've tried to make Water more of a focus, chanting to Yemaya often when rocking or feeding my baby.  I've also been thinking about what water means to me.  I'm sure drinking enough of it, needing to keep my milk supply going!  On a metaphorical level, though, it's to do with emotions.  

Astrologically, I am a mix of Air and Earth in the main: Gemini sun sign, Gemini ascendant, Capricorn moon.  I aspire to the creativity, passion and dynamism of Fire, but must admit that Watery emotions sometimes flummox me.  I'm not too bad at talking about my emotions (air and water), but not always great at figuring out what my emotions are…

Anyhow, I decided to turn to the cards to look at what I can do to improve my relationship to the element of water.  Once again I drew from an app, this time the Under the Roses Lenormand.  Apps are so much easier than cards when I seem to hardly ever have both hands free!

Ship - at the centre is my soul's journey.  Plenty of water all around, but I tend to float on top of it, rather than diving in.

Crossroads/Dog/Heart/Clouds - the theme of the reading is choosing to be faithful to emotional uncertainty.  So, I have to commit to sitting with the wishy-washiness of water.

Whips/Stars/Letter/Cross - what will bring movement to this situation: repetition spreads tangible spirituality.  At first I thought of zentangling, it's repetitive and "written".  However, I think I need to do something that will guide me to a tangible understanding of what water means to me, and what my emotions are.  Perhaps journalling and poetry on the subject...


6 comments:

  1. Apps are a great idea for a busy mom! And that one looks especially lovely. I too have a hard time diving in to emotions. I can talk about them (analyze them) and try to think of a solution to make the icky ones go away. But what I don't do well is sit in them and experience them. I don't mean like a pig wallowing in mud, but really tapping into what their message is for me.

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    1. Ha ha, yep, wallowing isn't especially helpful either. Sitting with them is really hard sometimes. I've been trying to come at it sideways, journalling about what water means to me, and continuing to chant to Yemaya. And yes, apps are fab for a mom - especially as I so rarely have two hands free to shuffle :D

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  2. I like to join the club! :D
    Exploring and accepting my feelings is ever so difficult for me/. Journaling has been a great help and especially free writing for 15 minutes or more. (Like morning pages) When you first purge the daily thoughts which are floating on the surface, feelings can arise which might surprise you. Sometimes you have to dive deep for little treasures :)

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    1. I've never tried that as a morning practice, sounds good! Now to make 15 minutes time, as mornings are generally busy for me. Still, I think it's worth it… :)

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  3. Very interesting pull! I should do this one for the element of earth, since that's where I am lacking. Lots of water and fire (ugh, sometimes), and a tiny bit of air. Big hugs and good luck with your quest. :D I might add, though, that you do embody some of the element of water naturally--as intuition definitely is one of the attributes of the water sign. So is nurturing! XOX

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    1. Oh, fire and water sounds like a tricky mix! Boiling emotions, letting off steam, or damping your own fire :o Still, I guess any combination has its ups and downs. As you say, though, we surely all have a bit of each element, it's just seeing and honouring it that is sometimes hard...

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