Daily Tarot Draw: Nov. 4, 2020

I am on the edge of my seat for the results of the election and this anxiety is killing me! I just want to know what the future holds.

Today’s card, more fitting than yesterday’s card, is the One of Wands.

This is the start of a new cycle of actions. If anything, this is a good card, showing that change is coming. Maybe it’s personal change, developing a new habit or starting a new hobby.

Not to use Tarot for unintended purposes, but I feel this card is a good indicator for the future; while Tarot is for guidance only, I feel that we can be hopeful about the future, even knowing that we are on the edge of a precipice.

I know we are all waiting with bated breath, and I am ready for what the future holds. We can do anything if we stand together and fight for a better future. While at this moment, there is still a chance for the future to go either way, we can still make the future we want to see; one where we can appreciate the environment and help our communities and live happy, full lives without fear of scarcity or poverty.

Daily Tarot Draw: Nov. 3, 2020

My little gremlin heart is so excited for today’s card in that dark kind of way. With everything happening for the election today, we are standing at a massive crossroads and we need to focus our energies on making sure that we are doing the best we can to keep ourselves safe, our loved ones safe, and that we’ve done our part as adults to try to change this country. No matter the results, this is a turning point and the next FOUR years are going to bring change into our lives.

And I didn’t even need a Tarot card for that!

But today’s card is Death! Now, the experienced reader (or at least those who know better than to trust the face value of the card), know this card does not inherently represent death.

The Death card is the 14th card in the Major Arcana cycle. While the name may be a little deceiving, Death is like the The Devil; they may seem scary at first but they represent parts of the human life that we need to have. Death represents major changes. Death can also represent figurative death, like the death of a cycle, the death of an idea, the death of a habit that didn’t serve you. I love the illustration of this particular deck for death because it is so… revered. Death is depicted as a mother, praying over her crib, instead of the Rider-Waite deck which depicts Death atop his horse clad in armor. This Death is gentle, but ever-present, common, but beautiful. Death should be respected for what it is in all of our lives; a change in you by changing those you can have around you. Death is so common, yet so feared, even though it is so necessary for the energy of the world to flow properly (from a purely scientific view, death is one of the things we need in nature for the environment to thrive; go look up the nitrogen cycle).

Death popping up today of all days isn’t a coincidence. There is so much changing and stirring today and we need to be ready for the changes. Whatever happens, today is the turning point and we have the power to change the future to the way we want it to be. We have the power to call our representatives and demand action, we have the power to call our local governments and demand action, we have the power to help our communities by being there for the less fortunate, being there for those who need a shoulder and for those who just need a friend. We have the power to reduce our own impacts on the environment, we have the power to demand companies change or we will quit buying. We hold all the power and now is the time to use it to change the world.

I’m sure you can see why I was so excited to have pulled this card today of all days.

Spend today enjoying the sun, soaking up the last little bit before it gets to cold to be outside all the time (or for my Southern Hemisphere residents, until summer kicks into high gear). We sit on the cusp, but we can’t make the world spin faster so enjoy a moment of peace before we meet in the trenches to fight for a better world. But tomorrow. Today is for us.

Witchcraft 101: Grounding

In these tough times, the hardest thing to do is keep your senses and your mind clear enough to actually make a difference in the world.

Between the world recovering from a pandemic to the current the current political and racial tensions plaguing American, anyone who feels emotions heavily is feeling drained. You don’t need to by an empath to even feel drained from the constant hits this year keeps bringing.

The easiest thing you can do as a witch during these trying times is to ground yourself and ground yourself often.

Grounding is the process of connecting yourself to the earth. Grounding is what you do to help get your emotions and thoughts in order, especially before going into figurative battle against the Karens at your workplace or the injustice in the world.

Grounding can be a part of meditation and is useful for centering yourself and knowing how you want to proceed through a task or obstacle.

You can ground during daily meditation sessions or whenver you feel overwhelmed with everything.

The easiest way to ground is to literally just find some ground and take a few minutes to breath. Many people have access to gardens or parks of some kind; grounding should become a part of your rituals and practices because it can help you regain focus on your thoughts and help you ground your energy back to you.

Why should you ground? Why is grounding so important?

Grounding the first step before any spellwork; you should always be aware of your emotional state before starting spellwork or any magic working. If you focus on the wrong emotion during a spell, it won’t work or it won’t work in the intended. Grounding is also a good way to decompress after a stressful day or stressful situation by helping you focus.

Many ground by just sitting or touching earth of some kind. Maybe you can do this during a meditation session, during a daily gardening session, or during something like a yoga routine every day.

Grounding is something that takes a bit of practice, like meditation; while an easy and cheap thing to pick up as a new witch, it does take some practice to understand how your energy feels before and after. I like to repeat mantras to myself while grounding; like in meditation, it can help a busy mind settle down and focus on one topic.

You can ground in many ways and there’s so many ideas about how to ground out there. Don’t be afraid to ask how others do it and see what works for you; that’s the whole point of witchcraft! We can help each other by providing new ideas and new perspectives while still being able to make the rules for ourselves about how we want to practice our individual beliefs.

Daily Tarot Draw: Nov. 2, 2020

I think the hardest part about reading Tarot on any given day is when you have the days where you just can’t get the words to work. You can look at the card and know what it’s supposed to mean, but you’re a little stuck on how it’s supposed to translate into the words we speak and write.

Today’s card is the Five of Swords.

Swords represent thoughts and mentality. Fives represent challenges. Has anyone else noticed that as we move through a Suit, every other card is basically something like ‘challenge’ or ‘conflict’ or ‘setbacks’? I think it’s a great reminder that on any journey there will be setbacks and challenges as you move closer and closer to your goal.

While we should always challenge our own mentalities, this card is calling out that we need to challenge others’. With America looming on the presidential election, we need to remember to stand against those who are prejudiced against justice, peace, and equality. We need to vote, we need to start these hard conversations with our friends and families, we need to work harder to preserve what future may be left for the human race. For many of us, this is the first step we can take to make a difference in the world and to be the type of people we want to see in the world.

Please remember to vote, even if you’re not American; voting is the best way you as a citizen can influence the changes you want to see in your country, your city, your community.

Daily Tarot Draw: Nov. 1, 2020

Is anyone else feeling full moon hungover? I didnt even get a chance to make moon water last night! But oh well, there will always be another chance. At least I was able to manifest last night, so the next spooky Halloween blue moon will be even better.

Today is the Three of Pentacles.

Pentacles represent the material world and wealth. Threes represent initial growth and progress.

The Three of Pentacles can represent the growth you’ve had in your wealth and the progress you’ve made towards financial wealth or financial freedom.

While you may be at a point where you’ve noticed a change, remember that there is still much to come. Threes are a long way from the end of the cycle so this is a sign to keep going even though you’ve noticed progress. Keep your nose to the grindstone and keep working hard to achieve your goals.

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