Well, so much for posting more often. Heck, I just got caught up with everyone else's blogs.
I've been working on a project, though. Members on Aeclectic's Forum are creating a Frankenstein Patchwork tarot deck and I'm creating the bag for it. In a crazy quilt style, it has little patches of all different fabrics, all different patterns and colors. It's been loads of fun and is giving me all kinds of ideas for making some bags for my decks, stirring my creative juices which have lain rather dormant for most of the winter.
Today is the Full Moon and Eowyn has created a
Full Moon Spread, a sister spread for the new moon spread(my last entry). I drew the cards this morning, then had to leave for work, so am just now getting it posted. I used my DruidCraft with no Rx.
Full Moon Spread
#1. What can be seen with clarity, so bright that it can even blind you? 10 of Wands.
At this time, I have alot of "irons in the fire". Especially the projects and changes I'm making in my life. It will be an uphill battle for me to move forward with these. Within the bundle on my back are burdens(emotional and material) that I must work to eliminate. The little plants and flowers tucked in the rocks and along the sides of the path, are reminders that there will be beauty and small discoveries along the way. I must remember to look for them/seek them out.
#2. What gets completed? What closes a cycle? 2 of Cups.
Unhealthy emotional attachments, my need to feel that I "fit in" around here. The truth is that I don't. For the purpose of practicality, I live here with the people I do(family), but am very much an outsider. It is time to examine my hurt and sadness and put it behind me.
#3. What begins to fade away, to darken, to abandon you...or what needs to be? 5 of Swords.
The conflicts, the feeling of defeat, of personal failure, the self-doubt(the warrior walking away, head down, in the background), the voice of the inner critic that taunts me at every turn needs to be silenced(the sword under the victor's foot).
#0. Yourself-Shadow card from the base of the deck. Princess of Swords.
She looks toward the future, gazing at the sword in her left hand, that is wrapped in a ribbon that she holds in her right hand, her connection to wisdom and understanding. From the book(I really do need to work on the courts): The Princesses Keywords - Potential, Beginnings, Exploration, Study. Princess of Swords Keywords - Inquisitive, Objective, Aloof.
Me-I need to adopt some of her objectivity and aloofness, tucking away my insecurity and that "need to fit in" that leaves me feeling hurt and lonely. I have much to do for myself and don't have time for this emotional baggage that no longer serves me.
Druid Plant Oracle Inspiration: Nettle. Keywords - Irritation, Hidden Gifts, Transmutation. The nettle is reminding me that while in the beginning there will be some discomfort and pain, perserverance will have its own rewards in reaching that "inner healing", the transformation that awaits me.
Druid Animal Oracle State of Being: Fire Dragon. Keywords - Transmutation, Mastery, Energy. "Draig-teine(Fire Dragon) brings vitality, enthusiasm, and courage, and an increased ability to overcome obstacles and to find the energy needed to cope with life's problems.
Summary-I have much to accomplish, and I've got to lighten the burden for the uphill climb to my "whole" self. This reading says to me that I need to do alot of inner work, as well as outer, to reach my summit. Over the past month I've had several readings that indicate new starts, beginnings, growth. With the Quickening Full Moon, the seeds are beginning to swell and I've got to get my butt in gear-everything is in place.