Today I am watching as Venus approaches Mars, where they will meet in the second decan of Virgo, a meeting that they have been waiting for since their last conjunction in November of 2015. Thoughts are likely to turn towards relationships, self partnering, creativity, and finally sorting out something that may have been on and off for a while, never really seeming to get anywhere fast. Today you can be revolutionary in your attitudes towards love and relationships, as there could be unsettled feelings that are allowing new energy to infiltrate from outside. The expression of your affections may be erratic as you seek to shake up the status quo that may have settled upon your life. Today you are able to make quick decisions and to act on them, using communication with assertion and strength, making your plans happen with the voice of a leader.
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.