Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it! And for all of us, may this new season bring freshness, new life, and new sources of joy.
Today’s draw is a great reflection of this: reach out for the natural world today. Get outside if you can and let yourself float along the energetic tides of this Oestre/Ostara/Astarte celebration. Have a walk and nibble an egg, listen to your favorite music, and just flow. Don’t let yourself withdraw into escapist thinking no matter what’s going on around you. Problems will be problematic no matter what we do, and solutions or new ways of working within the limitations will make themselves manifest. Let go of anxiety and worry; it’s not useful right now. Focus on the moment and be mindful.
Today’s draw is a warning to not rush into anything without checking into it thoroughly first. Make any decisions you need to make after doing your due diligence, not on the spur of the moment. New opportunities and changes are here, but they’re not all good or solid. Some seem like great ideas, but they don’t have the groundedness or experience necessary to be the foundations of a solid life. I read an article from Medium.com this morning about lessons an entrepreneur learned in starting up his own business and why it was a horrible learning experience for him. His expectations and the expectations of others were all out of whack, and that’s something that everyone needs to examine before starting in on anything new. Focus today on what works best for you and what you need, and let the outside world do its thing on its own for now.
Today’s draw indicates a manifestation of long-term ideas and plans, something that has been in pieces for a long time but is now beginning to draw together into a more visible whole. Focus on what you really want from your life, how you want to spend your days and nights, what matters most to you, and what constitutes prosperity, wealth, and a happy life for you. Don’t go by someone else’s definitions: define those qualities for yourself in a clear-cut and down-t0-earth way. Then see what you can do with what you’ve already got at hand to make these things happen for yourself.
Today’s draw (which comes a little late, apologies; your Oracle had a date with the dentist) is a powerful one for setting and firmly establishing boundaries and foundations. Good fortune and opportune timing abounds today, and taking time to refresh those wards and shields is a good idea. Use the energy you’ve previously put into old things to bring life to the new. Let the ashes of the old nourish and provide the foundations for the new. Let go of what’s gone, and understand that if you’re not done with it (or if it’s not done with you), it will come back around again. This is all a cycle within a cycle within a cycle, and everything has its time.
Today’s energy is a continuation of yesterday’s, with a significant difference in that whereas yesterday’s vibe challenged us to express ourselves creatively and to reach out to others with our own special way of co-creating the world, today’s energy contains a bit of a warning to watch out for how others express themselves. It may be less advantageous to you than you’d hoped, and there may be more of a Trickster at work today than a Helper. Retreat when and where you can to what matters most to you, your Source, your light, and batten down the hatches. The media is awash with bad news from other parts of the world, and it’s important to acknowledge that news but to not take it too thoroughly to heart, especially if it doesn’t affect you directly. Disconnect from social media if you need to, at least until you are more grounded and better shielded, and focus on protecting yourself today.
Today is all about opportunities for self-expression and the authentic use of our creative faculties. Look for opportunities to share your particularly glorious brand of crazy goodness because god knows the world needs it. And if you don’t know what to do, get outside. Go for a walk, or if you can’t do that (because a lot of us have those kinds of jobs that don’t involve green space or any patch of environment), find a way to move around a bit. Find an empty cubicle and do some stretches. Put your earbuds on, crank those jams, and march in place. The idea is to get you moving. A new season has arrived (either spring or autumn, depending on where you live), and change is definitely afoot today. Get into the swing of it by literally getting into the swing of it. Make it uniquely your own, and keep your eyes open for new opportunities to let your freak flag fly! Be you, darlings.
Today’s draw is about source and beginnings in lots of ways. You are rooted in where you came from, and cutting yourself free from that is kind of a fallacy. I mean, here’s the thing: we here at Muse’s Darling Conglomerated Industries have been getting rid of an entire storage unit’s worth of stuff over the last eighteen months or so, so we understand about how stuff can weigh us down; and of course getting free from our past selves is a worthy goal if that’s what one wants to do. We all must shed our past skins in order to grow, after all. But there’s an entirely different kind of rootedness to source that has nothing to do with the stuff we’ve accumulated along the way. There’s a rootedness that represents who we truly are beneath the layers of life we’ve become buried under, and it’s that that is being activated and energized today. Co-create your life with the energies around you, and have faith in where you come from and what you’ve been through. There’s a reason for it all — and I don’t mean that in the trite “new age” way. I mean that the reason for our experiences is to work us in the crucible of life, to alter us, to burn us to ashes so that we can be born anew as something different and more glorious, but that still is made up of the ashes of what went before.
Today’s draw repeats the same energy from yesterday; it’s still hanging around, that feeling that everything around us is in stasis or is somehow frozen, and that the changes we want can’t come soon enough. The idea today is to get creative in order to change things. Look around. What do you see? Write it all down. Take copious notes of what you see and hear, record the events of the day (people don’t keep diaries enough any more anyway), and pay attention to the small stuff. Break big tasks or concepts down in to something small and manageable. And trust no one’s authority but your own.
Today is one of those days to just hunker down and git ‘er done. Do the best you can to push through even when things feel hard and heavy, and even when it feels like you’re dragging the weight of the world behind you. Make lists. Get detailed. Figure out what you need to do, and break the tasks down into small, do-able chunks so that you can get things done. Leave the outer world to itself for the moment. There are elements and energies going on Out There that you can’t see and you don’t know about, and that’s fine for now. Let the flow flow. Just focus on what’s on your plate and do your best to get your stuff done.
Today’s draw points to good luck and wishes coming true, so don’t be afraid to wish. Focus on your closest-held dreams and goals, and work toward them. Luck and good fortune will be on your side, and it won’t hurt to wish on a star or two, toss coins in fountains, and keep your eyes open for lucky omens. This reading doesn’t require a whole lot of esoteric explanation; the wishing well is sitting right on the Cock’s back, as if He’s carrying your wishes and dreams for you. The Anchor, Sun and Moon, and Heart are all working together to bring your long-term goals to light, so don’t be afraid to work on those projects you want to manifest. You’ve got to put the work in, though, but don’t be afraid. Go for it!