Tarot of the Day Thursdays: Empyrean Impulses

“Sometimes all we need is a fresh start.” – Anonymous

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to digest the meal I’m leaving below for you via underlined hyperlink text. Best wishes!

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What to nurture during your cocooning stage?

Your cocoon phase is a period of time within the darkness where changes take place essential to connecting you with your most authentic self. Inner work begins to happen alongside the shedding of people, places, or objects you think are important yet they belong to your previous unauthentic self. They can’t proceed with you along the remainder of this very personal journey.

Algiz offers you protection operating from the archetype of a spiritual warrior at this moment in time. Displaying a sign of defense magic through a splayed hand, swan in flight, or the horns of an elk as well as the branches of a tree. The concept given here is that of protectors and life givers who took to flight by the means of swan feathers providing one with victory.

Further correspondences relate to the elk sedge which grows in marshy regions flourishing in the water element yet capable of wounding anyone who attempts to grasp it. The Goths of previous eras related Algiz to a protective grove dedicated to the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine or even Divine twins joined at the head.

Nurturing your relationship to the ancestral as well as the Divine realms will allow you to connect with or communicate with the Universal/Cosmic wells of past, present, and future from which pours forth luck and life force.

This rune reminds one to listen carefully to their guardian angel(s) for guidance. Pay particular accordance to your birth guardian angel who accompanies you throughout the entirety of your incarnation. Mine personally happens to be Nith-haiah.

Algiz has been also correlated with the Icelandic Rune Poem where it can be described as Earth’s increase and humanity’s pleasure. These runes should not be utilized for negative associations with racial ideology as they have direct correlation to phonetics and the alphabet which has come to us from Phoenician, classical Greek, Etruscan, Latin, and Gothic scripts.

What is protecting you during this vulnerable time?

Raido asks that you develop unity consciousness instead of operating via separation consciousness. In the Cosmic tree of Yggdrasil we find Ygg/Odin symbolizing a profound understanding of the meaning of life only obtainable by those who adventure through the nine worlds bravely and courageously.

When we leave the comfort zone of staying at home to be with family/friends for support we also begin to live for others losing our abilities to be independent and discern the right direction or true North of our inner compass.

This rune presents itself to teach you that there are new life paths opening before you. Pause to give thanks for the help of parents or other elders and friends whom have helped you learn the ropes of living better thus far.

Know that your shadow is growing within by everything society does not accept of you which you have chosen to repress. Now you must remember all that you have forgotten embarking on a transition from one evolutionary phase unto another. Have faith that any problems you presently face will be solved soon. Achievement is on the horizon.

When will you know you’re ready to re-emerge?

Uruz assists one with displaying their strength and bravery by asking one to employ the totemic energies of the ox. When we have learned to dominate our ego accepting our weaknesses or limitations by recognizing that Uruz reflects aspects of our subconscious and unconscious. The survival instinct generates fear complexes and is known as the fight or flight response. Are you capable of rest and digest?

This rune asks if you have the will to dominate this blind force rather than allow it to oppress you. We all have natural drives and lower instincts that must be kept in check. Can you calm your ghosts when you face them? An example found in the the story of Mithra depicts the killing of a primordial bull which allowed for the Universe/Cosmos to be ordered rather than remain in chaos.

This rune is here to illustrate that one must be responsible when they operate from a position of power utilizing intelligence, right action, and understanding that you are an effective leader only when you respect the wishes/needs of others rather than subjugate them. If you’ve allowed calmness to become blind fury then you’re not operating from your higher self.

What will release you?

Kenaz tells one that it’s time to share their vision with the world by becoming a soul alchemist. This rune implies that one should have the knowledge of mythology or lore well understood, be deeply connected with Universal/Cosmic consciousness, and work with their rich ancestral cultural heritage to create their artistry.

Dis-ease is caused within the physical human body when one improperly harnesses the kundalini. As a symbol of the torch bearer or light bearer Kenaz speaks to feminine occult knowledge particularly midwifery. Misuse the kundalini and you will get burned!

Concerned with origins, underlying cause and effect, and the health of the human psyche one should be dedicated to truth seeking and knowledge. Once you have deconstructed the illusions, beliefs, and habits they can shape themselves anew. This deep form of alchemy lets us become whatever we will which is hopefully a better version of our true selves.

What brings order to the chaos?

Berkana’s feminine fertility and energy announces new ways of thinking, the start of a business, and the merger of opposites into wholeness. Ascetism is not the path to enlightenment when this rune appears before us. You’re asked to nourish and protect while making peace with self. When one has reconnected to the soul of the world, Mother Earth, and the Divine Feminine they become the bearer of abundance.

The basis of all life is an intelligent principle known as the Anima Mundi who brings forth minerals, plants, animals, and everything else in creation. In our long forgotten past it was women who operated with supremacy cultivating/growing plants, domesticating animals, and birthing the new into our lives.

Work with the Birch tree representing a herbal medicine which benefits the metabolism moving out what is old in our body cleansing us while acting as an anti-diuretic and anti-rheumatic. You’re entering a period full of energy, motivation, and are capable of embarking on new professional, sentimental, and spiritual paths. Reflect and clarify your goals.

Have a stellar Thursday and be well! I’ll see you in a few days once my schedule calms back down. 💗

The progress on our sweet potatoes along with our basil which you may not be able to tell the difference between. Two of the smaller photos the leave patterns are different.
I had turned the entire bed of beans into compost. But guess what life is co-existing with death. The beans are returning so there will be yet more purple, yellow, and green soon no doubt!
Much of today’s photos were a chance to test the new iPhone 13 camera features. I’m still attempting to get used to the manner with which it operates. More tomatoes on the vine with the garlic chives, 15 in total, preparing to flower for the year which usually brings the honey bees every year.
Colorful array of flowers still attracting the bees and hummingbirds. We have a few sunflowers which invite birds as well looking to consume their seeds. I made sure not to harvest all of them leaving seeds for nature as well.
I’m really unsure of when to try harvesting the peanuts the squirrels planted in our carrot and wildflower beds after being fed by neighbors.

Tarot of the Day Thursdays: The Journey to Possessing Wholeness

I am actually a pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie junkie. I can not explain it to you if you do not have that temperament or craving.

I am learning Runes presently and so today I decided to reach into my grey pouch and pull three out for our message from the Universe. Perhaps we can learn together today and someone can help enrich my knowledge. Here is what was received and transmitted!

Norse cosmology is something I am not as well versed in compared to the Judaeo Christian or even my attempts at the Tao which I received as a Christmas gift from my mom many years ago. This year I slowly began the Quran. And the Vedas I am also a bit rudimentary on. But I am hungry to learn if I can find some decent mentors. I picked this up since my ancestry also has Nordic roots as mentioned in previous blog posts.

You will find as family raised me with a blank slate and told me to go study and find my own way I am eclectic. The entire house is this way from mother and step father to daughter. That means we stumble along the way also sometimes. I need to learn pronunciation actually.

https://www.thegypsythread.org/yggdrasil/

Fehu:

A rune of fulfillment, ambition satisfied, love shared, nourishment, and rewards received. This extends from the most worldly to the most sacred and Divine. If As Above So Below holds true we are also here to nourish God.

This rune calls for deep probing into the meaning of profit/gain. Look with care to know whether it is wealth and possessions you require at this time for your well being or rather self rule and the growth of will.

Fehu also asks that we conserve what we have gained already. Vigilance and continual mindfulness especially during times of good fortune ensure we do not collapse in on our successes and/or behave recklessly and impulsively. Enjoy the bounty received and share it for the mark of the well nourished self is their ability and willingness to nourish another!

Some associate this rune to the archetypal Goddess Freya. As I learn about the runes I have also ventured at times to guidance from others for a variation in interpretation. Everything in life is perspective, and I am a bit of a connoisseur of absorbing various interpretations so I retain a very open mind. Rather I go down many rabbit holes and test them or scrutinize them. I like to think others should do the same.

Fehu:

https://gnosticstudies.org/index.php/alchemy/runology/the-fa-rune/

Freya:

https://ritualgoddess.com/freyja-and-the-dwarves-of-the-four-directions/

http://www.hurstwic.com/history/articles/mythology/myths/text/freyja.htm

Raido:

Union or reunion? This rune speaks to communication, attunement with something that has two sides/elements, and the ultimate union that comes at the end of this journey being taken. When what is above has been united with that which is below becomes of one mind.

Inner worth and when one is not intended to rely upon their own power rather they are to inquire as to what constitutes right action. Through prayer or meditation and addressing the Witnessing Self or Teacher Within one is capable of cleaning and neutralizing their refusal to allow right action to flow through them.

When one is not intent on movement they patiently wait and keep on removing resistances or obstacles in their path. The journey itself is towards self healing, self change, and an unobstructed perfect union. The union or reunion of Heaven and Earth must not be forced.

Raido is one of the Cycle runes carrying within it Joy when one is no longer burdened by what was left behind. Instead Heaven and Earth unite within and support one on their way. The mantra advised for healing is “I Will to Will Thy Will.” Some associate this rune to the archetypal God Forseti.

Raido:

https://gnosticstudies.org/index.php/alchemy/runology/the-rita-rune/

Forseti:

http://www.historynaked.com/forseti-norse-god-truth-justice/

https://www.northernpaganism.org/shrines/forseti/about.html

Sowelu:

Wholeness is that which our nature requires and we embody an impulse towards self realization. The path we are all to follow need not come forth from ulterior motives, but rather from our core individuality.

This seeking is the path of a spiritual warrior and one is striving to become that which they by nature already are. We become conscious of our essence, bring it into form, and express it in a creative way. This rune is about regeneration down to our cellular level.

Sowelu counsels one to open up rather than retreat inward and allow their light to shine into areas of darkness where secrets have been shut away. We are to address the Sun as:

You are the source of all power,
whose rays illuminate the world,
Illuminate also my heart
So that it too can do Your work.

This is via the Gayatri. We are to practice the art of doing without doing. We do nothing of our own power. Love loves through us. Some associate this rune to the archetypal Goddess Sol.

Sowelu:

https://gnosticstudies.org/index.php/alchemy/runology/the-sig-sol-or-sun-rune/

Sol:

https://earthandstarryheaven.com/2015/11/11/sol-beiwe-saule/

https://earthandstarryheaven.com/2015/10/24/sol-comparison/

All life is dependent upon sacrifice and killing. The exception is found within the life of plants who obtain their energy directly from the Sun and are thus spared the burden of killing to survive. In some perspectives we find the plant is the most spiritually perfect on Earth. Since plants serve directly or indirectly as the sustainability for all beings higher up the proverbial food chain one could confer that life itself is founded upon a ceaseless unrepentant slaughter of Earth’s purest sentience.

Animal life is sustained by plants, plant life is sustained by the Sun, and the Sun provides his/her energy to our very solar system only by the ceaseless sacrifice of its vital spirit in the form of what we call hydrogen. The catch is that once depleted the Sun will inevitably expand to engulf the solar system before collapsing into a dwarf star and then dying altogether. Life on Earth as we rightfully know it if willing to acknowledge actual truth is dependent upon a perpetual ongoing and total sacrifice of the Sun itself hereby making the Sun’s traditional regal and religious importance that much more powerful.

The cosmos appeared to the Vedic as a constant ritual sacrifice. In short this is an unusual destiny which compels every living thing to kill, to devour others so as to exist, and struck our very ancestors with awe and wonder. Whether we acknowledge this or not the truth is that we all live with taking part in a cosmic ritual. This is positive only when we do it consciously and with the proper knowledge of forms and utterances. Through the voluntary ritual of sacrifice humanity takes their rightful place in the cosmic symphony as an equal. The main purpose of his/her existence is the very performance of this ritual.

To some there is necessity for things to die in order that others might live; live and let die. This unpalatable feature of human existence is rejected by the other side of the coin that rallies live and let live.

I can’t help, but feel the Beatles, Paul McCartney, and James Bond right now. And ironic since I own the Tarot of the Witches as well which was the deck used in the movie which my step father insisted I have for my birthday about 5 years ago.

Tarot of the Witches:

https://www.tarocks.com/library/tarot-of-the-witches

https://youtu.be/9DxV5JXfOdU

https://jamesbond.fandom.com/wiki/Baron_Samedi

The thing is Death is also an illusion if we consider that aphorism about energy neither created nor destroyed. Ironic given our Super New Moon is in Scorpio opposite Uranus bringing energies of transformation and change. My 1st House is Scorpio and Uranus is placed there. We integrate what we’ve learned and we move forward. New opportunities await once we are finished going through our metamorphosis. Again if you are not obsessed with symbolism it may not resonate for you. You can fear Death or you can embrace and trust in the process. There is an acronym that explains this False Evidence Appearing Real is after all Maya. Choose love over fear everyone.

PS: It’s uncanny how pivotal this is with my blog post yesterday. I just found this at 10:23 PM CST. You’ll get it if you happen to read that entry and also look at my natal wheel.

https://sabiansymbols.com/2021/11/an-inventor-performing-a-laboratory-experiment-novembers-very-uranian-new-moon/