Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to die before you die, and find that there is no death.
Today, you recognise more clearly that the endings that you experience in life, can be seen as the necessary punctuation that allows new phases to emerge. In this way, they serve the purpose of defining the new paragraphs and chapters of your life that are waiting to emerge from the pages of your story. This emphasis today, comes from a sure knowledge that you have no need to “know for certain” where your next step is leading to, because you can be confident that you are heading in the right direction. If fears arise, try to remember that endings are not something to be guarded against, but rather periods of cleansing that allow new life to emerge. Trusting in this knowledge will help to free you from the places of immobility that may occur, where you feel hemmed in or stuck, through a fear of change; a knowledge that you cannot go back, but also a fear of the unknown.
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 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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