The Daily Oracle: Friday September 22nd: The Autumn Equinox

Lady of the Ninth Heaven SEAL (Only)As a complete departure from both the Thoth deck, and in fact from Tarot altogether, I am spending some time next, with an (arguably) far more ancient form of divination, The I Ching. In this form of divination, “hexagrams” are created either through the casting of sticks, coins or rice grains. I will be using sticks, harvested this summer from my mothers apple orchard, one that she planted herself, as I channel the wisdom and intuition of the feminine, down through my feminine line.

Even before Tarot, even before Astrology, my first passionate teenage divination relationship was with The I Ching, and I am delighted to be sharing my re-engagement of this craft form here on my blog, thirty five years later! The images and Hexagram text are reproduced with the very kind permission of Benebell Wen.


What a statement for the next 3 months! “You must pursue a constant state of transformation and change” As this is the Equinox, this reading covers not only today, but from zero degrees of Libra up til 30 degrees of Sagittarius, which will bring us to The Winter Solstice. The three of the Major Arcana associated with this period, are Adjustment, Death and Art…. This is a really powerful time of year for re-thinking, breaking down and re-creating. For further Astrological and Tarot insight into The Autumn Equinox, follow the link HERE.

My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the Head Shot Fadebeautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.

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