“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
– Lewis Carroll
Carrying on with the theme of endings, we see today, further evidence that something, or rather perhaps someone, has left your life.
“The Holder of Light tells us that something has become completely withdrawn from our inner and outer realms and has returned to the Divine Source. If this card appears in a magical reading, it tells us of something that is complete in the Divine sense. It no longer has a function in the Physical World, the Underworld, or the Inner Realm: it has rejoined its source”
Appearing with the cards Ghost & Child, we recognise perhaps that a person or a situation was not as they/it appeared, or that we have lost our “desire to raise the dead”. We can see now, that their role may have been some kind of wish fulfilment on our part, and that we may have been behaving in a very simplistic and child like way, perhaps just from the innocent desire to lead an easy life. The ghosts of the past have perhaps been keeping us in a place of “childishness” hampering our progress and limiting our vision. Like a child, we can now step forward into a fresh perspective, released from what has held us back.
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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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