Sunday, January 10, 2016

New moon in January

This month I have used the Mary El Tarot for my New Moon tarot spread.  I have been working with this deck for a few days now and my intention is to pull one card each day and set those cards apart from my deck. That way in 78 days I will have worked through the entire deck. I hope it will strengthen my relationship with this intriguing but very complex deck. For this spread I will pull two cards: The first one for the energy I am going to release and the second one for the energy which is beneficial for me to embrace:

Release – Seven of Cups
With this card we are presented with a black wolf, our animal self, our fears and deepest desires. Normally it would advise us to step of the well worn path and enter the forest to meet our wolf. But in the Release position it tells me not to walk to deep in that forest for I might get truly lost. This is not the time to dig deep for the roots of my fear and anxiety.  I see this  a warning not to stir the smooth surface of my subconscious, so that I won’t get overwhelmed by what lies beneath.
Embrace –  King of Swords
This card is quite the contrary of the previous one. The king of Swords wants me to control my thoughts, master my mind and focus on what I want to manifest this month. Only after scanning this card I noticed there are words written alongside his quills which are the swords he uses to rule his realm. The written word is a powerful tool to keep our mind focused and our intention clear.

As you all know my eldest daughter S and my SIL are living with me for a few weeks now and they plan to move out in about three weeks. So a lot of our conversations and activities are gathered around this pending move. Since it is not my move but theirs I have to allow them to make the necessary decisions about Everything! And that’s not easy….

So instead of worrying and trying not to smother them with well meant advise, I will write write and write, first to clear my mind from obsessive moving thoughts and then to focus on how to make more room for myself: for reading cards, reading books, listening to music and painting in my art journal…

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  1. After all that shadow work you did in December, this wolf seems to say that's enough - move on to the logic and facts of the King.
    Oh, I don't envy you trying to be quiet. This kind of situation brings out the mother in me, wanting to advise, wanting to say "I have experience that would be helpful." But that is the emotional side more than the King's objective side I suppose! :)

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    1. It is hard to be like the King but necessary to keep the peace. Only give advice when asked is my intention for the coming weeks. :)

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  2. I am chock full of advice. That no one ever asks for yet I seem compelled to give. It probably isn't obvious to those around me, but I'm working hard to swallow my own (brilliant necessary important) advice :)

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    1. We are quite the same then, as is M my youngest :D so a lot of swallowing is going on here!

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  3. This really is a beautiful deck. I haven't been drawn to purchase it for myself...I feel like I'm not ready for them. Lovely imagery though. I hope your journey to connect with the cards goes well.

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    1. I've had it since September 2014 and this time I think I get it. I am not quite sure but I think I understand it better

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  4. This feels like such a balanced reading...gentle yet with good boundaries as to how to proceed.

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    1. Boundaries are so important when you live together with adult daughters :)

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    2. Oh ya and easy to forget and slip into the "Mother Knows Best" mode!

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  5. Very good reading of these two cards together Ellen. Don't we all love to give someone else advice! I have tried to eliminate that word advice from my vocabulary and have replaced it with suggest...only if asked of course. Makes things run a lot smoother.

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    1. "Only if asked" is our new motto!!

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  6. And if they don't want to hear, or like the answer, they best not ask!

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  7. Ha, yes, those are perfect opposites! Good luck with your writing, Ellen, and I hope you can also embrace a decisiveness and ability to see the big picture, rather than getting caught up in the detail - journalling can help with that, getting the detail out of your head :)

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    1. As you know I am a fervent journaler and I can't imagine my life without writing in my journal but when I get tired and overwhelmed is is more difficult to write about what really matters.

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