Saturday, 14 June 2014

Friday 13th Spell Work

Literary project spell
Yesterday was Friday 13th, and a Full Moon.  I read a post about this full moon's energy over on Lisa Frideborg Lloyd's Seerpathways blog, and determined that I should use the opportunity to do some spell working myself.  After all, Lisa says this full moon in sagittarius is opportune both for literary projects and healing the liver.  I have a literary project I'm working on, albeit ridiculously slowly.  And chocolate is almost as bad for the liver as alcohol, so that's definitely on me "needs healing" list.

I created Lenormand spells for both the literary project I want to get a fire lit under, and for improving my eating patterns.  I chose the cards based on lines, and then also used them as nine squares for reading, a practice that I'm finding adds interesting dimensions to the spells.  These are connections that I often don't foresee when I first choose and place the cards intuitively.  Then, I also chose Goddess cards for each spread.

For the literary project, I used the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004).  Making an energetic commitment to the project (Ring, Sun, Book), skilful writing brings progress (Letter, Fox, Storks), and creative clarity/guidance is the key (Stars, Bouquet, Key).  And the Goddesses I chose from the Goddess Oracle (U.S. Games, 2006) were Brigid (beautiful creative spark and wordsmith), Sophia (for wisdom), and Eurynome (titled ecstasy, which for me touches on both joy in doing, and also a connection to the divine).

As for the liver issue, I used the White Owl Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2008).  Cutting food addictions (Scythe, Whips, Bear), committing to a new sense of harmony (Ring, Child, Lily), and healthy, creative choices (Tree, Paths, Bouquet).  Reading the cross corners had an interesting result: cutting cosmetic concerns (Scythe, Bouquet), and focusing on healthy eating (Tree, Bear).

As for Goddesses, I chose mainly moon-based Goddesses, to make the most of the full moon energy.  Artemis, for focus and self-confidence.  Ix Chel for healing, and creating a web of support.  Coatlicue is titled Grief, and maybe there's some of that needing healing…  And Corn Woman, for a spiritual approach to self-nourishing.

12 comments:

  1. Wow! You have put a lot of thought in these lenormand spells. I think it is also a great way of learning how to read combinations when you are searching for the cards which are wording you spell
    Lets hope your intent gets strengthened with this special energy :)

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    1. Yes, I just spoke with someone last week about running a workshop on these, and I think it will work well for beginners, as well as people who already know the Lenormand system :)
      I am looking at the spells every day, reinforcing their power, and have made some progress already on the literary project...

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    2. Great idea!
      What combination would you use for the word "Listen" ?

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    3. Let's see, I'd probably use some combination of Stars (clarity, spirituality), Rider (messages), and Birds (speak) :)

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  2. I wish spellwork was a part of my spiritual path. I can see how your intention to change would be charged up by actually doing something that is a physical vessel for it.

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    1. I find it very helpful to have something to tangibly focus on. I think the visual message also taps into a different part of ourselves, reinforcing the more conscious intent. I also suspect that, under different names, most spiritual paths offer some form of this: a buddhist prayer wheel has a similar intent in some ways...

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    2. I've read somewhere that spells are prayers with props

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    3. Or the Buddhist prayer flags! :D All rivers lead to the ocean, as they say.

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    4. "Prayers with props" - I like it :D And yes, all rivers lead to the ocean!

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    5. I like prayers with props too!

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  3. How cool this is! Both areas are of concern to me too. (a book I'm writing that's been on the back burner forever and my liver.) Last week I had pain in my upper right abdomen, back and shoulder. I'm 98% sure it was an inflamed liver. (Fatty liver?) I haven't had that pain since, so maybe some spontaneous healing occurred during the full moon (which I spent at a bar for a bachelorette party. LOL!) Who knows? I certainly could use some extra energy put toward healing to go along with the milk thistle I'm taking and cleaned up diet I've been eating this week.

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    1. Sorry to hear you've been having liver trouble, Siddaleah :( Sending healing energy your way, and good for you looking after yourself in a loving way!

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