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 is a good day for contemplation, my friends, or if you don’t have time for a good sit and think, then at least give yourself a few deep breaths as you’re running errands, doing chores, and otherwise getting things done. There is a balance in effect between standing firm in your convictions and collapsing into a shuddering heap of “give up and die.” Twilight is that time when it’s neither light nor dark. The day isn’t over yet, but night hasn’t begun yet either. You’re at a tipping point and can be pushed either way, into virtue or into ignominy. Don’t stress out too much if you feel like you’re falling into failing; a few small failures don’t mean you are a Golgothan Shit Demon. You have powerful allies on your side, and your ancestors are helping you more than you can know. Life is long (not just this one little life right now, but all the lives you’ve lived and all the lives you will live after this one). The critical thing is to not give up, even if you feel like you’re failing, and even if you have proof that you’ve failed. It’s ok. If you’re going through hell, as Winston Churchill once said, keep going. Don’t stop in failure. Keep moving toward virtue, and let yourself be guided by your own inner light. Oh, and while you’re going through hell, be really careful of what you pick up. That stuff has a way of sticking to you and you have to be careful.
Today’s draw talks about messages coming in from Spirit and how to manifest them both within and without. Take comfort and trust yourself. Express yourself. Be as creative you want to be, and do your thing. Be you. Do you. Don’t worry about fiercely attacking others in order to make room for yourself. If others aren’t seeing you, who cares? You see you, and that’s all that matters. Don’t attack. Just move to another location that isn’t occupied. Celebrate how good you are, and how sacred. Remember yourself, and don’t mistake the disguises you wear for the real thing. Relax and enjoy yourself today. Do what you need to do, but remember to include what you want to do in that as well. You need to do what you want to do. So consider this your permission slip. Go do both.
This is significant: you are becoming your whole, beautiful self, the self you have always been at heart. Old systems and ways of thinking are dying (or are already dead) and are currently composting into the material you’ll need to be born into something new. It’s a process with which you might be uncomfortable–it’s sticky, melty, and gross. But it’s organic and alive, even in death. Keep track of where your thoughts are guiding you during this time, and let all extraneous cluttering thoughts and ideas be cut away. You don’t need them. Focus on your passions, and try your best to not let your addictions overwhelm your feelings. Use what magic you have to stay present and focused.