These past few days have been very enlightening. I feel renewed; I feel like a whole different person.
On Wednesday night, the night that marks my 3rd anniversary with J, I found myself en route to Mystic Journey bookstore in Venice, California. It was a very special night in the sense that James Wanless PH.D. was hosting his monthly Voyager Tarot group therapy. This brilliant visionary is the author of the deck responsible for my career. Years before the Vertigo Tarot came into my possession, I was learning to read the tarot with the Voyager deck.
Meeting James Wanless PH.D. in person was quite a surreal experience. I couldn’t believe it when I sat down.
The group was very inviting. Each and every person in attendance is genuine and beautiful. They all had a strong sense of character and personality that I was very drawn to. As the night progressed, we shared deep testimonials about our lives. We participated in what turned out to be a group reading which applied to every one of us. This is my first time joining a discussion around people who are very knowledgeable about the tarot and it was a wonderful experience. They talked freely, openly and what I assume to be without judgment. I found James to be very charismatic as well as business savvy. The first card that was drawn was that of the Chariot. 2014’s numbers add up to 7, and so we used that as a guide for the rest of the reading. At the very end, we all got to draw a card to keep from James’ deck of cards. Of course I’d turn over a card and get the Moon… that’s a given! My signifier made me burst in laughter.
When I walked out of Mystic Journey bookstore, I was a brand new person. I felt as if I had undergone a spiritual baptism, my soul felt renewed. When I got into my room mate’s car, it felt as if my emotions were overwhelmingly compassionate. My heart was flooded with love and light; at that moment I just wanted to hug the entire state of California. I felt really grounded and full of love, which is not out of character, but is not exactly the way that I am.
One day spilled into another, and it was Thanksgiving morning. I missed the parade and all the traditions that my family upholds year after year. I missed the company of my Mom, which is my soulmate. I missed J, my rock. He’s my everything; he is all that is good in my life. It was a whole new experience.
We went to my room mate’s cousin’s event. I met many, many new faces and shared a new tradition. The conversation flowed over a relaxed glass of wine. The whole experience was very new and full of tell-tales. For example, I learned that in Iowa they deep fry butter. I kid you not! They are very hardcore.
By the end of the night, I could not contain my smile. I find myself laughing alone, but feeling anything but. I don’t feel alone… I feel that I am very, very much loved. I feel accompanied by the spirit of all the people that have grown close to me over the years, no matter how distant. Hell, I feel like a love letter to the universe. Y’know?
Why would circumstances be enough to get us down? I don’t know… life is really magical if you let it be. For all those who feel they resonate with this entry: let’s make a promise. Let’s vow never, ever ever to let real life get in the way of our happiness. Release all that keeps you bound down. Release pain, resentment and fear. Throw it to the wind! You don’t need it. Nobody does.
From here on forth, I promise never to chain myself to an oppressive circumstance. I promise never, ever ever to limit myself. I promise to cultivate as much love and compassion as is possible, even when my heart chakra doesn’t resonate at a frequency as high as the one I am now.
Cheers to a whole new year filled with love and joy.
What a wonderful feeling, to be completely refreshed as the weekend winds down. As we bid adieu to another brief chapter of the year, another one commences. Weeks are containers for events, measuring time in a continuum that varies in number and situation. I am not making much sense, I know, but that’s just me trying to make sense of a nonsensical connection.
The theme of this week has a lot to do with affirmative action. It’s very proactive in the sense that it seems to be pushing for motion rather than sitting to wait for things to happen. Something to think about. And how about those two Aces and Kings?
♡ Monday. Ace of Wands. The week starts off with sparks. Strive to be your very best; stay motivated and let your creativity do the talking for you. If it is a matter of your craft, devote time to perfecting it until you are more than satisfied with the outcome. If it is passion you seek, it is passion you will get.
♡ Tuesday. High Priestess. See, she stands between the pillars that represent all that is light and all that is dark. She presses her veil to her face so as to not allow passersby to see her because she prefers to work in secret. There is mystery to her that will make people wonder what she is doing. The most important thing to remember is that she is true to herself, and she never forgets her purpose or where she is going. She knows how to be discrete as she proceeds with her life. A wonderful lesson to come by.
♡ Wednesday. Ace of Coins. This card is anything but traditional. What really catches my attention is the light in this card. I feel as if it were the moon shining directly behind the top of the tower from the perspective it is being looked out at. Seek out a symbol that will guide you, or seek to finish something that you started but have not yet finished.
♡ Thursday. Page of Wands. Echoing the start of the week, this card denotes a spark of passion for what it is you do. If you surrender to routine because it is easy, routine is exactly what you’re going to get. Pay attention to the little details and remain curious to add some spice to your day.
♡ Friday. King of Cups. Sweet love comes in the most unexpected form sometimes. Sometimes, it comes in the form of an unhealthy obsession from a distance. If we see only what we want to see, we are actually separating from reality and engaging in an active day dream. It’s very important not to let the way we feel blind us from seeing what is actually there.
♡ Saturday. King of Coins. Just look at all that wealth hidden in a tome under what seems to be the head of a monarch. I don’t know about you, but as curious as I am to know what is inside, I would not remove the head of the monarch. It seems disrespectful to disturb his slumber. This card feels like a signifier.
♡ Sunday. Nine of Coins. Find your comfort zone again and relish it. There is a reason why we need our own personal space to be in order. If it isn’t, soon our thoughts are to follow. Strive to give order to disarray by keeping your surroundings neat.
♡ What to avoid. Judgment. Try not to force new beginnings to happen unnaturally. Just let time do it’s thing and you will find that what you have been waiting for all along will some to you instead. Allow yourself to be surprised by what life offers. We can’t play God all the time.
♡ What to strive for. Six of Wands. Look to keep progressing. Move forward, in affirmative action. Be sure with every step that you take that you are heading in the right direction. Don’t make time to step back, just keep on going. Soon there will be no notion telling you to backpedal. Rather, you will have found your day.
Wishing you a lovely week!
Whoa! Okay, sometimes it’s hard to coordinate with the blog when unprecedented events take place. The past weekend was very interesting, but I prefer talking to you about tarot cards.
A couple of weeks back we had an eventful week without the guidance of the tarot. After having the resource available to look at a day before or during the events, it helps to have a card for the day. Lacking the resources actually made me realize how necessary it is to keep the tradition going. It really is like a northern star lighting the way for some of us that use it. After not having it for nearly two weeks, I decided to try and give it another shot.
This week we have an abundance of Swords, Major Arcana and Wands. The suits are completely disproportionate in terms of the balance. There is one Coins card and nothing to do with Cups. It appears that as we delve deeper and deeper into the mind, there is a disconnect to the heart. I have been feeling that way lately, to tell you the truth. My thoughts race and I spend hours thinking about the same things. While it’s great to get perspective, it’s also very limiting when it’s all you think about.
♡ Monday. Five of Swords. It’s easy to slip when your mind is very busy… and my mind has certainly been very busy. I find that if we focus on one detail, we’re really missing the whole picture. The consequences are illustrated in the card.
♡ Tuesday. The High Priestess. Lately, detachment to surroundings leads to hardcore introspection. I have been thinking the days away in hope to find an answer. What I have found, once more resonating with the card that came before, is that when we focus on just one area, all the surrounding aspects of the self get stuck too. Everything is held up until we are ready to get back in motion again.
♡ Wednesday. Six of Swords. Being misled, going out of your way or taking a detour. It never occurred to me that the characters in this card could be lost. For some reason, I always assumed the driver knew where he was going. Relating it back to the card, the conversation was so immersive that they both lost their way in the process. Interesting.
♡ Thursday. Two of Coins. Juggling circumstances and projects to stay afloat. That’s true, today is the day I am catching up and making up for the past few days.
♡ Friday. Queen of Wands. See, she sits on her throne. She is pampered to the point of being spoiled. She inspires others and is inspired in turn, radiating good energy and a bit of sass.
♡ Saturday. The Fool. Venturing into dark waters without an anchor. This good-natured card seems rather irresponsible in the hopes of finding a new adventure to delight in.
♡ Sunday. Two of Wands. It’s tough to make a choice sometimes. The day feels terribly uneventful, or perhaps is a blessing to be slow. Sometimes it’s nice to catch a break; that’s exactly what Sunday should be.
♡ What to avoid. Ten of Swords. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, stop being negative and stop getting yourself in trouble. Accept the end of things that are no longer progressing and give yourself the chance to start over when the time is right.
♡ What to strive for. The Hanged Man. Just wait until things make sense or fall into place. Allow the things you have learned along the way to shed light on where you want to go next, but don’t let it consume you. You will find your way at the right time.
Sometimes it feels like life is telling you, "hey... just take a break." Ever since Hello Witches started a little over a year ago, I have not skipped more than a week. I felt really burnt out with all the changes that were going on, and whenever I sat down to write, the words weren't flowing as I thought that they should. I have 4 posts queued already for when the right time comes up, but to be honest they don't feel relevant anymore given the change of circumstance. I discovered that a post must be published at the right time, and while the context is still relevant. When you undergo a personal transformation, the things that used to hover around you in your environment also change.
Dangers are lurking ahead this week with the Ten of Swords and Three of Swords present. Whether or not it is a situation regarding intellect, it's clear that you need to exercise caution this week.
♡ Monday. Ten of Swords. The week could be off to a better start. Let's not sugarcoat it; this is a tough start. Sometimes, something happens at the start of the day that makes you feel like you got off on the wrong foot. Even when you try to escape that notion, you may come to find that the rest of the day falls under that same note. Endure!
♡ Tuesday. Ace of Coins. This is good, this is the seed of opportunity being planted. Watch out for the sign of a gift or the sign of something happening in your area. It could be a pretty interesting event.
♡ Wednesday. Justice. The balance is restored when you handle a situation that is difficult in a civil way. Find the way to reconcile what doesn't work with the way it must be.
♡ Thursday. The Fool. Take a leap of faith, but look before you leap so you don't land on the rocks. Eagerness can be the main cause of a mistake, mostly because we don't see the harm it can cause.
♡ Friday. Three of Swords. An irresponsible risk can take you far; don't expose yourself to a negative situation. I look at this card and think or feel that it's a really good day to stay indoors. It's better to avoid problems. Watch your words with people; someone may be having a particularly bad day, and react negatively to something you say.
♡ Saturday. The World. The portals open, opportunities are offered. Shed your old skin, release the negative energy in the air and look forward to starting the next level.
♡ Sunday. Six of Cups. A melancholic moment; sometimes our mind brings us back to a place where memories run rampant. We can dream and look back at the same time, often employing elements of both situations in the approach.
♡ What to avoid. Six of Coins. If asking for help is not an option, try to bend your will and at least reach out to someone to let them know that you're having a hard time with something. When a tough situation comes up, you should not endure it by yourself.
♡ What to strive for. Nine of Swords. Don't stress. Try not to let yourself get carried away with something that is causing you anxiety. Accept it, wallow in it for a little while if you must, but don't let it take over completely. You can't afford to jump two steps back after the progress you have made.
It feels good to be back. This blog is really important to me. Wishing you some smooth sailing!