So, welcome to my month with LXXXI-The Quareia Magicians Deck! As a technical note for those who wish to know the positions that I am using: from left to right, the cards are position 1,2 & 3 on The Tree of Life. A reappearance already of two cards …. a very strong voice is emerging this week!
Blood Ancestor and Inner Sanctum reappear again this week, together with Home & Hearth, really reaffirming in my opinion, that you are likely to be dealing with an inherited pattern, and that it is becoming more and more important to bring your focus closer to home, to look at the places that you have come from, to ascertain what you need to do to move on in the best way for you. Great wisdom is available from our ancestors, and although you may be dealing with a pattern that feels uncomfortable, it may also be instrumental in leading you into a place where you can receive a deeper awareness about many things, to a place that will help you to connect to a far deeper wisdom than you have otherwise been able to engage. On this Winter Solstice, we are reminded of the importance of family, of being with loved ones, whether of this realm, or of others, and of connecting to that which is deeply meaningful in our lives, a resting point upon the journey.
“Either we succumb to the comfort and security of the Home and Hearth and push no further on our quest for the Divine, or we peer through the window to see the temple beyond on the horizon: the ever-present reminder that a mystical or magical seeker can never truly retire. We can rest, recoup, and regenerate, but we can never really stay: the path of the seeker is always calling, and answering the call means leaving the warmth
and tenderness of the hearth and forging ever onwards.”
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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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