A no nonsense message from The I Ching today! Astrologically there are strong Venus Neptune influences today, and you may sense links to others at the moment that seem intangible and dreamy, and it is easy to become stimulated into growth by fantasy and illusion. This is all very creative, but you may need to watch out for disappointments. You might find that you are even led into unintentionally deceiving others as you are caught up in the energy. It is a good time for self indulgence, and socially you may find that you draw people towards you who can share the same ideas and concepts as yourself. You might find yourself in a group involvement in an art or creative project for which you make a suitable spokesperson, and this can help you to feel more established through co-operation and teamwork where you can show off your leadership skills.
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 with this craft form here on my blog, thirty five years later! The images and Hexagram text are reproduced here with the very kind permission of Benebell Wen.
My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the beautiful 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.