Monday, 28 July 2014

Altaration For A Work Project

Mystical Lenormand
My mother is feeling better, though she still has an operation ahead of her.  Nevertheless, it feels like I can dedicate my altar to something else now.  Having done a reading that suggested I shouldn't try to charge ahead with anything new, but look to the past for ideas, I decided to go back to the spell for a work project that I created about a month ago using the Mystical Lenormand (K√∂nigsfurt-Urania, 2004).

Looking at it again, I changed the structure of it, putting the Book at the centre (seeing as it's a large project, connected with esoteric stuff), and having the Letter card as the first (trigger) card, as it involves a fair bit of writing.

I like this layout better, when thinking about how it would read following traditional patterns.  The corners are now Letter, Key, Stars and Storks - writing is key to spiritual progress.  The action cross says that committing my skills and energy brings a connection with grace (Fox, Ring, Sun, Bouquet).  The rows read: skilful writing brings progress (Letter, Fox, Storks); committing to this project brings success (Ring, Book, Sun); creative clarity helps problem-solving (Stars, Bouquet, Key).  Meanwhile, the columns read: committing to writing brings clarity; creative skills surround a project; keeping energy moving is key.

My plan is to chant while visualising this spell.  So, I printed out a miniature version to fit on my altar, as a visual reminder (though I've got it fairly well memorised, judging by the first couple of times I've chanted with it).  I also printed out miniature versions of some cards from the Goddess Oracle (U.S. Games, 2006) and from the Gods and Titans (Blue Angel, 201).  I have Sophia and Ull for Wisdom and Focus in the East, Brigid and Achilles for Inspiration and Confidence in the South, Eurynome and Poseidon for Ecstasy and Flow in the West, and Gyhldeptis and Maui for Synthesis and Discovery in the North.  I also added in a feather, a candle in a red/orange holder, a couple of shells, and a fluorite heart.

While I don't have as much time to dedicate to this project as I'd like, I hope that keeping this in the front of my mind will help me come up with ideas and clarify what needs doing.  Then, I can make the most of the times when I can work on it.

6 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your mom is feeling better. What an excellent idea with the altar. I'm sure it will be like a flag waving when you pass it, saying "Don't forget me!" :)

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    1. Thanks, Bev. And yes, it's a great reminder :)

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  2. That is some good news about your mother! I am so glad for the both of you!
    Mmm that project... should I make some room on my bookshelf??? You are making us curious :D

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    1. P.S. Altaration: love the pun

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    2. Ha ha, yes, Ellen, I hope you shall make some space on your bookshelf, though it'll take a while. Still need to finish writing, and then see how/who will publish... I hope the spell keeps me on track :)
      As for the pun, I first saw it on Cherlindrea's Grove :)

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