With Venus now in Libra, there is a strong need for harmonious relationships of all sorts, although I feel that this particular transit of Venus through Libra, may be more focussed on highlighting where there is disharmony. The Moon has been in Virgo since yesterday, and it is a good time for looking at routines, and doing things that you have been trying to get around to! The rather interrupted communications of the last few days, will ease off today, and you will be better able to see how the things that may have been going wrong, have merely been serving to orientate you in the right direction. There may well be a need too, to accept that some things are just not working, or that they are not helping you to get where you want to go. This awareness has been growing for a while, and if you have been paying attention to the process, it will not be too difficult to accept this, and you will be able to move on relatively painlessly. If you have been reorganising your life, or have taken up a new health regime in the last couple of months, this could be a time when you face a renewed challenge to “stick with it”. Emotional issues from the past may be triggered now, and you have the chance to make conscious decisions about your choices. Recognise the advantage of steady accomplishment, and its importance in developing the ability to overcome the obstacles that may lie in your path. Tuning in to your endurance, patience, concentration and mental focus, will all aid you in dealing with limitations, and help you to make sound judgments.
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.
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