Snotra

Daily Draw: Gargoyle, Snotra (Virtue), The Star (Nott)

You are guided by the great strength of your faith, and held in a sheltered place by adherence to your ethics. Stay true to that today, my friends. Stay close to home (both literally and metaphorically) so that you can process everything you’ve been through and all the flow you’re in now. You are moving along passages and through mazes and mysteries, and there is a sort of deep questioning happening. That’s all ok. You don’t need to know all the answers before moving on. A dear friend told me last night that a friend once told her, “The ‘how’ is none of your business.” When you pray for something, how it manifests is none of your business. Let the Gods do Their thing: how they do it is beyond us all, so let go of it. Do your work, and be a light for others to follow.

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Daily Draw: Crowned Heart, Hrungnir (Arrogance), and Snotra (Virtue)

There is a LOT going on here today, my friends. Many old issues, old stories we tell ourselves about why we’re unworthy of love or why we’re alone or somehow unhappy are just that: old stories. They are self-reflective and self-referential, and it’s about time to smash that mirror in which we see only the harshest vision of ourselves and get some new data going in its place. It’s time to see what’s really there, to catalogue and try to understand where we came from and how we got where we are. There’s a reason we are where we are (literally), and yes, home actually is where the heart is. Things aren’t as bad as you think, and they could be a LOT worse. Let your heart be opened and freed.

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Daily Draw: Tree, Snotra (Virtue), Loki’s Punishment (Guilt)

Our ancestors, our lives, come with baggage. This much is true for all of us. We are not pure good or pure evil; we have elements of both in our lives right now and in our ancestry. The trick is to emphasize and elevate the good and make amends for the evil as much as we can. Take steps toward forgiveness today where you can, and keep your mind set on the goodness you’re capable of. The heart is the key into our lineages, into our families and our history, so follow it. Let yourself love and grieve, and allow for the possibility of forgiveness where things are darkest. Be guided by your own pure heart, and not the crazy news and angry admonishments toward hate and fear coming at you from the Internet. Be good because you already are good.

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Daily Draw: Twilight, Gunther (Weakness), and Snotra (Virtue)

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.

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