Today you may be faced with a situation where you are forced to look at the possibility that your own rigid emotional patterns, and your attachment to them, are what is holding you back from developing the relationships that you desire. Events today may be asking you to look at where you may be holding onto inherited patterns, that may well have been serving your ego needs for a lifetime. It may be time to recognise that you do not need these safety mechanisms any more, and that in continuously holding back, you may actually be robbing yourself of the very experiences that you so deeply yearn for. Admitting this to yourself may not be easy, and there may be a plate of “humble pie” to be eaten before the day is over. However, being able to look at things from a completely different perspective, however painful this is at the present time, may actually be exactly what you need, to be able to move forward, away from the feelings of stagnation and paralysis that have been dogging you lately. Allow yourself to gently explore the idea of a new approach, and see how this makes you feel, it may indeed be exciting, take a step and experience the rush of energy that this will bring.
The Four of Vessels, The Hanged Man, The Lovers.
This month, The Daily Oracle will be devoted to my exploration of The Alchemical Tarot. Created by Artist and Scholar Robert Place. This deck envisions traditional tarot understandings within the wisdom of the alchemical tradition, and I have found it a very pleasing deck to work with. Providing interesting links between the more traditional interpretations of RW, and the energetic mandalas that I perceive within the Thoth system, I find this deck uncomplicated but also deeply insightful. The artwork is both peaceful and dynamic, and works to allow the intuition to flow easily amongst the cards without the distraction that I have found in some other decks. Alchemy has long held a fascination for me, and I am very much enjoying my exploration of this particular deck, one that speaks with a gentle yet clear and commanding voice. Information on Robert Place, his work, and how to order this, or one of his many other tarot decks, can be found HERE.
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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