Saturday, January 18, 2014

Blackbird is calling me

This week I've bought for myself the Druid Animal Oracle (Deck only). First because it includes each of my favorite animals (owl, hare, wolf and bear) and second because the cards are painted by the great illustrator Bill Worthington. I am already head over heels in love with the Druidcraft Tarot and the Wildwood Tarot so this animal oracle was a match made in heaven.
For today I've drawn the Blackbird( Druid Dhubh) (keywords: Enchantment, Inner Call and Gateway) In the background we see the entrance to a dark cave. When we enter this cave we can travel between the physical and the spiritual world.
It is dark, the sun is setting, the stars are appearing in the sky. That is the time the blackbird sings and calls us. He points us to follow our spiritual path to discover our the secret caverns of our souls and he urges us to become fully aware of what we are capable of and what we really want.
Yesterday, while reading a post of Neopagan priestess I came to realize I've been disconnected from the Great Mother for quite some time now. After clearing my altar in the end November nothing much has been going on which has to do with my relationship with the Divine. And suddenly I realize I am missing something. 
My first reaction is to do quite some research and set up a solid practice involving the Goddess again. But I know this is not the right way for me now. My monthly theme is letting go, so I want to let go of the need to read and study to find the perfect blend of goddesses which fit nicely together qua pantheons and age but rather let my intuition guide me to the aspects of the Goddess I really want to explore and identify with. There will be plenty of time left to study afterwards. I know I need Her as a mother to guide me and protect me. The rest will follow when I enter this cave, meditate and let go and let Goddess.

10 comments:

  1. Worthington's art is something I think people not only admire now, but will admire in years to come.
    You are so wise not to collect the books and try to find in them what to do. I do that so often, and come away with great ideas. But when I implement them, they don't feel real because they just aren't me. Better to search inwardly and wait for that spiritual nudge!

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    1. Forgot to add that I sent you an email!

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    2. I have to admit I do have an LWB, but I love to read cards intuitively too. Perhaps the blend between intuition and t books is the best of both worlds

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  2. I love this animal oracle deck...there is something so soothing and comforting about animal wisdom, its primal essence that has so much insight. I agree that the artwork is beautifully rendered! I find the dragons inthe deck something new and interesting to work with, not having been familiar with that energy prior to having these cards. <3

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    1. I've never put much thought in dragons either. And I really don;t know yet what to think of them now. But I am open minded. I've come to believe in faeries too :D

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  3. Your post has inspired me to order a new copy of the Druid Animal Oracle. (I have one that I trimmed and wrote on, but it will be nice to have a fresh one.) :D

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    1. Well I'm glad to hear that. The deck only is not that expensive which is an advantage. :)

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  4. I'm another huge fan of Will Worthington's art, but have never especially connected with this deck. It needs some study, I think, and I've never put in the time. Lovely to see you reading with it! And I love that message to go into your cave and find your inner connection with the divine, rather than trying to find it in books and research :D

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    1. I will give this deck a serious try. It is my first animal oracle and I think we'll hit it off :)

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