"For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond, and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring." ― Khalil Gibran
Although you may feel as if you are surrounded by endings today, allow yourself to be carried along by the difficulties that face you. Life is very hard at times, and we can often fall into the trap of feeling as if we are “not coping”. Letting go of what is no longer required is a continuous task, it is the eternal dance of life; see what you can physically let go of today. In your heart, new beginnings are stirring, deep beneath the hard cold earth, and today you can hold fast to the understanding that even in the midst of apparent death, new life is gathering the momentum to begin again.
Ritual for Change
Rise a half an hour earlier than usual, make a hot cup of tea, and sit yourself in your favourite chair. While the tea is cooling, shuffle the cards, trying to find the feeling that is uppermost in your heart. Try to still your mind from questioning, and just focus on the feeling. When you are happy with the feeling of the cards, draw any two. Whilst you are drinking your tea, read the relevant stories, referring to the paintings, and see what comes up for you. Be aware of how you are feeling, and make short notes if you have the time; a journal of these readings can be a valuable and precious asset.
The first card will tell you what to focus on as you go about your daily life, the people you meet with, the work that you do, the necessary chores, the duties and the tasks. How to physically arrive in the best shape, at the end of your day. The second card is for your secret self, the chrysalis within. It will tell you what is needed to aid your transformation, what feeds your soul and how to cope with the burdens that you bear. This card will keep you going, guiding you until after the sun goes down, and sleep beckons.
Rinse and repeat for as long as you need; don’t rush, change rarely happens overnight.
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A new age is dawning, with a need for a new wisdom, one that comes from the heart. This book is dedicated to all those who find themselves, for whatever reason, in darkness; given with love, this work, is a product of our times.
Joanna Grant. D.F.Astrol.S
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