With Mercury in conjunction to Jupiter today, and the Sun approaching an opposition with Uranus, you are likely to be confronted over the next day or two, with ideas or events that threaten your status quo. Matters that you have no control over can seem to affect your life now, but in the process, will bring new information to light. It is the perfect time to reconsider your options, and to really get to grips with changing what doesn’t work. Any fears about loss, that may have been holding you back before, can be released now, as you feel more committed to your own personal process of change, and recognise that ultimately this is the only way forward. As the last in this particular series of “A Month with the I Ching” it seems fitting that today is my mother’s birthday, the woman who planted the trees, from which I harvested the divination stalks. Happy Birthday mum!
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.