Lovely imagery today, as we see the struggle between opposing forces, as one side tries to overwhelm and devour the other. This could be a challenging relationship, where two people, equally as strong, battle for supremacy, or an internal battle that one might have, as one fights an addiction, an illness, or a difficult emotional state. The message here as I see it, lies in the fact that it is a combination of a strong spiritual foundation, and the power of love, that will win the day. Nothing much can be achieved through a one sided approach, for both sides are important. You have the ability to gain a clear perspective of the situation, through the experiences of your life, and you also have the ability to act with love, to put love above ego, and to allow the strength of love to lead you into this confrontation. In using these skills, you are able to act from a place of certainty and truth, and through doing so, resolve the situation that you are faced with. From out of this reaction, a new situation will be born, a new resilience forged, and you will recognise that in the process, the entire situation has changed.
The Nine of Vessels, The Seven of Staffs, Strength.
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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