“Before enlightenment, chop wood carry water. After enlightenment chop wood carry water.”
Water and Earth appear today, together with The Temple of Ancestors, an outer version of The Inner Librarian, that graced Friday’s reading.
It seems relevant that on the first day of the calendar year, we are called to cleanse and purify ourselves, to regenerate and start the year with a strong foundation, to help us to continue as we mean to go on. We are reminded too, of the fact that help, in many forms, is all around us, and that we have, if we wish it, access to an unlimited supply of ancestral wisdom, if we choose to look in the right place. However, we must also remember that being grounded, rooted in what we hope to achieve, and clear in our desires, is important if we are to achieve what we wish to. Self destruction could also be ours though, if we do not choose wisely, and the glamour of power may also carry us away if we are not respectful of ourselves and the others that we may meet on our path.
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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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