The Moon enters Leo today, and it may well feel like its time to lighten up and have some fun, to be creative and childlike, to enjoy life and save the chores for another day. It could be the perfect time to use the opportunity to gain some concentration and focus, to spend time on yourself, and just do what you like to do for yourself. Be kind to yourself over the weekend, as you may discover that the truth is sometimes painful, but ultimately very healing. With Venus entering Libra, the focus will move into relationships, and harmonious unions will be sought. Areas of tension are likely to be highlighted, and old wounds may come to the surface, although it is unlikely to feel as if you can achieve any resolution about it now. The way out of any relationship dilemmas now, is to attend to your own situation, and to recognise where you may have been trying to heal yourself through a relationship with another, rather than healing yourself first.
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.