As you all know I've been participating in the Solitary Tarot and Oracle challenge by Raecine from Owlmoon513. The deck I had chosen was the Chrysalis Tarot. I was under the impression the challenge would take four weeks and honestly it was about time to start playing with my other decks again. Although I do love this deck, I don’t think it is a deck to use all the time. A bit too many wings and butterflies. I needed to put my feet back on the ground. So just in time my Gaian tarot had arrived and I was set and ready to start working with it. Then yesterday I saw the last video of the challenge: there was going to be a week five! I just didn’t want to spend another week with the Chrysalis since I already had decided we should take a break for a while. So what to do?
I decided I would finish this challenge with my new deck. Being so eager to explore it, this attitude could be very helpful to do the last assignment for this challenge: After doing shadow work and (re)discovering new parts of ourselves, now we have to learn to be true to who we really are and how to follow our bliss.
With our daily draws we will be focusing on empowerment. It is convenient that in the guidebook for every card there is an affirmation to be found
So for today I' drew the Elder of Earth.
A woman is spinning in the orchard. She is clearly enjoying herself with this meditative activity. She doesn't need to watch her hands. They know what to do. Her focus is constantly on the quality of yarn, so it will be strong yet soft and even. The deer represents the gentleness of this elder. She is living a simple life of abundance and gratitude. She is at peace with her place in this world. She is working her magic into her daily chores. Making them special and revered. This Elder knows her true wealth is to be enjoyed moment by moment.
This is far out one of the most empowering cards I could get. This Elder is living part of my dream: living a self-sufficient life on a farm. Selling homemade goods, baking my own bread, growing my own vegetables. It is a long forgotten dream but it still lingers somewhere inside…
maybe I should finish my knitting project. For me this also a relaxing activity much like spinning.
Affirmation: “I spin a prosperous and abundant life for myself and those I love.”J.Colbert