Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Creative Autumn Equinox Draw

For this Autumn Equinox, I drew another card from Les Vampires (Blue Angel, 2014).  I think this is one of the most beautiful cards in the deck.  I love the green leaves in her hair, and the beautiful deer in her bottle!  The colour of her hair is gorgeous, too, that little bit of red that speaks of passion, the fire of inspiration, and the warm flow of lifeblood that we pour into our projects.  The keywords, too, speak to me: Catalyst, Maker, Mother, Father.

This card reminds me that my most important job right now is to be a mother to my two boys.  Although I sometimes find it frustrating, they need me. Plus I love them, and no-one else can do what I can do for them.

My altar, very simple
It also speaks to being a maker, a creator.  I believe we always co-create our reality - it becomes through our choices and how we interact with those around us.  More than that, though, we can influence reality by our mind set.  So, another reminder to work on my mindset, and I have set up another Lenormand spell to work on that.

Finally, the reminder that being creative fills a special spot in my heart.  So, over the next turn of the wheel, I shall make sure to find some time for my creative projects, too.  While my boys may come first, I can squeeze in a bit of inspiration in even the smallest gaps, if I have focus and will...

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  1. What a Lovely card this is. It is tempting not to buy this deck but I've recently got the Mary El tarot so I will study that deck first.
    As a mother we are most of the time in a two of pentacles position. And guilt and regret are always playing along whispering "should's and shouldn't's" in you ear.
    I wish you strength and flexibility to find those little loopholes during the day to express yourself creatively. And remember your creative drive can be satisfied in many different acitivities
    Big Hug

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    1. I'll be interested to see what you make of the Mary-El. The images are amazing, but I haven't managed to connect to it… yet :)
      Thank you for your good wishes. And yes, I shall try to take joy in every little creative thing I can do :D
      Big hugs, Kxx

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  2. Beautiful equinox post! I love this card, and the little shrine you have set up. I hope you find some time to yourself. You're doing a very important job. Lots of love!!

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    1. Thanks, MM. I may spice my altar up a bit, but keeping it simple means I do pay attention to it, rather than getting lost in knick-knacks :D
      Love to you, too!

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  3. I'm so glad she put the word "catalyst" on the card; it is a good reminder for me. If I wait for things to settle down and get peaceful to do anything, I'm never going to get anything done. But as you said, there are spaces to squeeze in creative projects - especially if I give up some TV or internet time! :)

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    1. Yes, I thought it was an interesting word. A reminder that sometimes just being (t)here is enough to create change. And that things are moving and changing even when we can't necessarily see it :) Good luck to you, too in finding that creative time. I did one thing today that I've been thinking about for months - it felt great!!

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  4. Ah being a mum the most important job and the hardest. Creativity comes in many forms. It's an attitude and you got it! Lovely post N P.

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    1. I think whatever we choose on our life's path is an important job, we just don't always recognise it as such :) As for creativity, I bow at your feet - looked at some of your artwork, and it's lovely!

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  5. This is a little bit like my own message from the cards for Mabon. To keep in touch with my own inner child. When she is happy, everyone is happy. :) I really enjoy art journaling, and the kids like to sit beside me while I paint.

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    1. I can't wait til my boys get to that stage. At the moment, crayons etc just tend to get thrown, and we don't manage more than about 5 minutes. So, I have to find other creative outlets :) Happy art journaling, Bridgett!

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    2. I can remember the time I had to knit while standing up because every time a sat down S wanted me to read her a book ore play some game with her :D
      Now I these times are passed and I regret I wasn't able then to enjoy them more mindfully. Times does fly...

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    3. Ah, Ellen, I try to enjoy these baby moments mindfully. Sometimes, though, I just want to yell "What about what I want?!" So, perhaps a bit of a balance is needed, enjoying each thing in its moment… :)

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