Happy new year to all my witchy darlings, and hail and blessings to all the Saints in all worlds on this day when we celebrate all that is sacred. Today’s wisdom is simple and direct: don’t get into any new deals with anybody. Not today. Save the wheeling and dealing for another day. Today stay within your own boundaries and nourish your own light, whatever that means for you: painting, being artistic, or just being a couch potato and zoning out in front of a football game — just mute the commercials — with a beer or tea and popcorn or chips or a tasty kale salad. Whatever you need, do that. Reach out to whatever brings you peace and quiet, and let the craziness roll on by. Don’t get drawn into anybody else’s drama, and don’t buy anybody else’s crap. Not today.
Today’s draw brings great harmony and deep connection with Ancestors (which is actually the subject of today’s #30DaysofHecate by the way). The way the charms fell is stunning today. The arrow of bright and brilliant thought is enmeshed in the crown and pointing at the crown worn by Tara Sermo Sonam Tobche, the Great Golden Lady Who Increases the Power of Merit, She Who is Impeccable Virtue. And the Karma Coin is at the roots of our Ancestral Tree, our lineages. We are working out and off ancestral karma as well as our own, and everything is connected over generations. Even if you don’t like your people or don’t know them, you are affected by their lives and actions. How we live our lives matters; the choices we make every day matter. It’s important to keep the sacred fires of the self lit, and to move in the direction of making your dreams a reality. Continue to move inward along your journey of development, following the path in the dark with your lantern held high (this is another nod to Hekate, the lightbringer–She carries the lantern and brings light to the darkness).
Today’s draw is a warning to take care of ourselves and get out into the natural world if at all possible. Health is at risk, especially mental health. If you suffer from depression or anxiety, practice being detached today: detach from your thoughts and see them from a distance. Don’t engage with them. Don’t believe what they tell you about yourself because depression will lie. It’s one of the worst things about depression: your own mind turns against you. I have been living with it myself to varying degrees since my late teens, and I know it can be a bitch. So it’s a practice and a gift to give oneself distance rather than buying into the madness. On an external level, beware what comes at you from the outside world. Let niggling worries and anxieties be cut away, and don’t put too much emphasis on what you can’t control. Breathe deeply and surrender what is outside your influence because constantly taking it in is doing some real damage to your psyche.
Today’s draw is about what we tell ourselves about fear and how to get past it. Somebody Over There wants to get your attention: you’re letting your fears drive right now and that’s a bad idea. Get the Fear Monster out from behind the wheel and put your dreams there instead. And if the Fear Monster starts back-seat-driving, because that’s what Fear Monsters do (they can’t help it), focus instead on how to make the road ahead more passable. What actions can you take? What can you do right now in the manifested world to move yourself along? Nothing quiets the Fear Monster quite like action, so take one. Do something. Make, create, move, build, and focus forward. Listen to your inner guidance.