Today you may find that your challenges seem tough on the physical level, at a time when you are feeling particularly sensitive, and yet you shine under the feelings of duress. You might experience feelings of rejection and abandonment yet still be able to perform difficult tasks with extreme self-discipline. Hardship and adversity may emerge today and yet you have the ability to carry on with immense tenacity, despite a strong desire to want to move onto the next big thing. It may seem as if what you need is something that is currently some way off, but beware of deluding yourself here. Are you certain as to how you want to be recognised and to get your success? It is easy to lack self control and to be seen as irresponsible today, so perhaps be aware of any tendencies towards shortcuts, they may be more time consuming in the long run than they at first seem.
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.