The Wheel of Fortune turns; while one declines
Another is upraised, but she assigns
The fate who holds the hidden axle pin,
The sacred source where destinies begin.
Ensure each turn of life the soul refines!
Our hero emerges again, at the end of the week, still contemplating his task. Having battled with mental torture, indecision and anxiety over the week, he gathers his energy for the task ahead. You may be considering a new course of study, a new fitness regime, a new eating plan, something to help you focus and to gather energy for the tasks ahead. On some level, you are leaving much behind you as face what lies ahead without your usual defenses. Very apt for the current Venus retrograde cycle, the Eight of Cups in this deck, features Psyche, as she descends into the underworld, facing the most difficult task in her search for relationship, the voluntary giving up of all hope for the future. This card tells of trusting in the inner process, and letting go of all that has gone before, so that the new may be invited into your life.
This month, The Daily Oracle this month will be devoted to my exploration of The Mythic Tarot. Published in 1986 by Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene, the cards are drawn by Tricia Newell. I have loved the ancient greek myths since I was a child, and often use this deck to do readings when I am “stuck” with something for myself. I find the insight to be gentle and direct. The Verses that I have used for each post are the work of the gifted John Opsopaus, whose work can be found HERE
Header art work: Persephone & The Pomegranate by Kris Waldherr. You can read more about her work 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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