Here we go..rolling into October already.
Here is a tarot reading for your contemplation over the coming few weeks!
Take it easy my lovelies
I will be blogging my way through all of the Tarot Cards and what each card means to me.
These cards have become my very closest friends over the last 20 or so years that I have been reading them.
I will upload a pic with each card from the very first deck I ever used..which is still my most favorite and most loved.
I have recently trimmed this deck, it was getting so old and worn around the edges and the trimming has really improved them 100%
They are the Arthurian Tarot by Caitlin & John Matthews.
I have never really resonated with the Rider Waite Smith deck, so don’t even own one.
I hope you enjoy this series
First Quarter Collective Reading
Time to make a commitment.
But be mindful of not painting yourself into a corner, make sure you are able to create space within the commitment, otherwise you’ll feel trapped in a maze with no way out, sounds like a contradiction I know, but nothing wrong with commitment and boundaries in the same sentence, it’s key to keeping your energy flowing.
And rest is also key at this time, otherwise you’ll become stressed and frantic, and wont be able to see your commitment through to completion.
Balance my pretties, its all about balance, be focused, set your eyes on the goal, but put the boundaries in place and don’t OVER- commit!
The true essence of Alchemy is to understand the relationship that all things have with each other, which is to have true wisdom.-Benjamin Bagenski
I have always seen myself as an alchemist.
People have always said that I make them instantly feel at ease and safe around me, they feel driven to share the contents of their heart, and I listen with gentleness and acceptance and give them encouragement on their journey, and reassure them that all of life has a beauty and an unseen purpose of which we are a part, and of which we can become more active participants in the unfolding of the magic, and to know that we even create the magic.
Our history is what we marinate in. I think most people are detached from this truth, but it really is truth, and what we marinate in becomes who we are. Our history is what creates the energy in our body, so I have the ability to gently shine a light lovingly on what peoples histories are and how it consistently shows up in their lives.
They are often stunned with how quickly they see and feel the truth of what I say, and that is when the alchemical process truly begins.
It is such an honor to witness that spark of understanding.
I am grateful to be gifted with the skills of an alchemist, I have been an alchemist for many lifetimes, and I love it.
A look ahead at the theme for this month.
I love drawing a couple of cards for focus each month. Its a great touchstone, a gentle reminder of how to remain focused and balanced when life can get chaotic.
I hope you have a wonderful month, and please, let me know how you are getting on.
This time is about mystery that is still yet to unfold. Things are hidden from view, feelings are swirling but not making sense just yet, on the edge there is ancient wisdom and old memories trying to burst through into waking consciousness. Meditation is best at this time, do not push forward with any major decisions just yet, give it a few more days to become clear, it will. Trust
We are moving into balance, remember that there is no right or wrong. When we see things as right or wrong it brings the energy of condemnation. But this is a deeper opportunity for transformation. Look to nature you will see no condemning, only transformation from one form to another.
A tree will lose its leaves in the Autumn, and becomes bare and naked, we can feel sad at the changing of the leaves, at the changing of the Seasons. But each season is vital, each season is valid, no season is wrong, no season is right.
There is always transforming from one state of being to another, this is the essence of life.
So when something or someone you love has reached the end of a cycle, know that rebirth will come, either in this realm, or the next, but it surely comes as surely as the Sun rises every morning.
So now is a time to give thanks for all of the cycles that have come to an end. There is a thinness to the veil at this time, so finding a balance between the seen and the unseen is good. Open the door to your heart to explore the depths of what you already know and don’t know.
We can move, even when we don’t move.
First Quarter Moon Phase
A wonderful opportunity to tune in and see how you are doing as we approach this first quarter.
Just take a deep breath and feel in your body where you maybe hanging on to stress, remember that stress blocks your divine energy, so breathe in deep and as you release the breath visualize the stress moving out of your body like whisps of smoke.
Comfort is only a breath away.
Know that the intentions, commitments and goals you set on the New Moon are still achievable, but achievement comes more easily when we are calm, balanced and loving.
So now is the time to be gentle and loving. Harsh disciplinary action will only freeze you deeper into stress. Chill out today, be loving, have a quiet cuppa tea, a relaxing hot bath, self-love is the order of the day.
Take quiet time today to look at these lists you made on the New Moon.
Do you need to make some changes? (You can you know) Did you perhaps take on too many projects with your high enthusiasm at the beginning of this cycle?
Re-organize your priorities, and know this is not a failure, its all simply just a matter of timing. Some things on the list may have changed. Remember synchronicity guides the way to the highest energy right now.
Trust the process.
Work with whats working, and know that what isn’t working simply needs more time to incubate and grow, and trying to force growth just doesn’t work and creates more stress.
So work with whats working, and let go of whats not working..its time will come..but not now!
I have spent all morning swirling in the energy of The Fool/Seeker, and Ten Stone/Pentacle
Our Guide & Theme cards for the month of July
The Seeker Speaks: The world is darkening about me. The feet of dancers are stilled: the voices of singers are silent. Someone must find the soul of the land once more. I travel to restore what has been lost. Oh blackbirds, may your singing be my guide as step upon the rainbow road of my dreams.
Stone Ten Speaks: The way lies clear across the snow. The fire burns within. Come, learn of the abiding treasury of tradition. Keep Winter Court with us and beat us at our own game.
I love these poems that help us to connect with the wisdom of the cards.
They are from the book: The Arthurian Tarot Course, A Quest for all Seasons by Caitlin Matthews.
Today try surrendering to all that is.
Let go of trying to control shit, sometimes you just have to chill the fuck out and glow with the flow!
Remember sometimes all the things you think you need just aren’t important right now..in this moment.
Take a breath, relax, and let go
Suspend your need to know
Empty your head so you can fill your heart
Rev. Brooke J Burke, HPs, CHTR
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