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 for Healer again this week, really putting us on notice that healing is a strong theme at the moment, with the cards today speaking again of the need to withdraw from life, and to really focus on what is going on within. This time of year in the northern hemisphere, is the natural period in which to do this, with the long hours of darkness, the cold, and the inclement weather. “When this card appears it can indicate a time of introspection, meditation, and deep inner work that in turn widens the magician’s
understanding of the worlds, of power, and of Divinity itself.” On some level, in some area of life, you have reached a point, where you can now move forward, or you can turn your face away and decline the challenge. Many roads have led you to this place, and you can see them now, stretching out into the far distance, but whether you take up the gauntlet, and step into the unknown, is now the decision before you. Healing is the key, and once you are healed, you will be strong enough to take the step. In order to heal, you must withdraw, and contemplate your path. The message is clear…..
“The Mystic is often withdrawn from society, works deeply in the inner worlds, and carries energetic burdens connected to world-changing events where the creative patterns of the inner worlds are beginning to manifest in the outer world. The Mystic draws ever closer to personal union with the Divine, and their magical work facilitates such union.”
Quareia, the new school of magic for the 21st century, is a concept that was born out of conversations between adepts Josephine McCarthy and Frater Acher; two European magicians with solid magical reputations in their respective fields.
The course is spread over three sections: Apprentice, Initiate, and Adept. Each section has ten modules, and each module has eight lessons. Each of the three sections is approximately five hundred thousand words of original writing: it is the most extensive, in-depth, and intelligent up to date magical course that is currently available world wide.
The Quareia deck is not based upon any tarot system, but rather it draws upon the mythic, mystical and magical powers that underpin the magical systems that tarot eventually developed out of. It is based upon real inner realms, real inner contacts, beings and forces that the practitioner of magic is very likely to involve themselves with. The cards themselves can be used in many different ways, and besides using them in layouts, they can also be worked with in meditation and magic. The cards, which are inner contacts, spirit beings, places and powers can be worked with in a ritual, visionary or meditation setting in order to connect with those powers, or to bring the power into a ritual work space. LXXXI – The Quareia Magician’s Deck is a unique magical tool for 21st century magicians. LXXXI is a collaboration between magical artists Stuart Littlejohn and Cassandra Beanland, and magical adept Josephine McCarthy. All of the paintings are original works of art in oil, acrylic, or watercolor, and are the result of three years painting and collaboration. More information, and a chance to purchase the second edition, can be found here. QUAREIA
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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