Friday, September 17, 2010

Time to Hermitize!

The card for my daily draw last night was The Hermit, IX. "A lone, robed man stands on a cliff, carrying a staff and holding a lit lantern. His only companion is a wolf. It is sunset, the waning crescent moon illuminates the light cloud cover.

His message for me this evening is - while my life is so busy right now with so many things to catch up on, don't forget to take the time to go inward. To seek inner knowledge and center myself, quiet contemplation, meditation, or perhaps just some daydreaming. More indications that I need to work on achieving balance."

The Hermit generally depicts and old, wise individual. It brings to mind wisdom that only comes from experience, knowledge handed down and passed on to those deemed worthy. A solitary person who prefers the company of animals, and a quiet place to just 'be'.

When The Hermit appears in a reading for me, it is indeed time to withdraw from the drama, the busyness of my outer life and listen to my 'self', my subconscious. A time for quiet study. With the Autumnal Equinox occuring on the 22nd(11:09pm EDT), the dark half of the year arrives. It is a time for study, reflection, meditation, inner works.

My card tonight was Fferyllt, XIV which in most decks is Temperance. This card refers to blending the inner with the outer, creating a balanced whole self. It's not a card that I draw very often, if ever, so this will be one of the cards that I spend more time with, in my studies. It's going to be a while before I begin this indepth study, as I want to do some preliminary work first. I also have a couple other decks that I want to spend some time with, before I put them all away for this study.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

DruidCraft Daily Draw-Sept. 12th, 2010

Tonight the Queen of Pentacles pays a visit to me. This Queen sits on her throne, her bare feet touching the earth and a stone. She's playing her drum with a bone for the striker.

She is a queen who is secure in home, hearth and the practicalities of daily life, she remembers to take time to enjoy leisure pursuits.

Her advice is to take care of business, and your home, but don't work so hard that you don't have the energy to enjoy the life you've created for yourself. And, son of a gun, I've got "lots of stuff" to do this week.

I've been going back and forth in trying to decide when to start my IDS with the DruidCraft. I wanted to start on the Equinox, but feel that there are some other things I need to take care of first. I want to be able to devote time to reading and research for this, not feel like it's just one more chore to try to fit in. So, I'm putting it off till I can get some work out of the way. Picture me sitting cozied up with a stack of books and the DC while the snow flies outside.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The New!

The first day of the month is always an incentive for me to "start something new", and this month is no different. The start of this month also brings the transition from summer to autumn. While not officially autumn till the 22nd of this month, and not quite Labor Day yet, it feels like it has begun. It was a rather disappointing summer for me, so I'm looking forward to starting my 'off season' projects. I've got a few to finish up, before I begin, though.

It also seems like a good opportunity to develop better habits-this interim of change-so my goal for now is to work on my self-discipline. Do a daily draw EVERY day and at least post it in Your Readings on AT, and do my best to journal it here. And other assorted habits to begin working on.....

My daily draw for today was The World XXI (DruidCraft). Not the card I expected to see today. I've been planning an IDS with this deck starting on the Equinox on the 22nd. But as the date grows closer, I've been examining my motivation for doing this now, my work schedule, and the odds of my completing this study successfully. I made the decision today that I need to postpone this and work on some other things that I feel need my attention first.

I'm sad and disappointed to be making this decision. I really feel that this deck has much to teach me. But I know that I'm making the right decision. And this is an incentive to accomplish the other things so that I can move on to my study.

It doesn't feel like a World moment to me.