Today’s draw reminds us that we are more thoroughly protected and blessed than we realize, and the protection is as obvious and ever-present as the sun. Let yourself be guided by your passions today, and follow your luck. It’s ok to have hopes and dreams — now is the time of year for that. Let the cycle flow, and get yourself in alignment with it. Do what you enjoy, and if you’re currently stuck doing something you don’t enjoy, don’t fret. You aren’t the only one. Generations before you worked hard for whatever they could get, and found their joys in places other than work. You can do the same, and relieve yourself of the pressure of following your bliss. Besides, there’s lucky energy in the air today, so maybe take a chance and do something outside of your routine.
Today is about light and darkness, and both are working for you. The challenge is to learn how to take best advantage of both. The light of the sun is on its way back; next week is the Winter Solstice marking the return of the light to the northern hemisphere. But the darkness isn’t done with us yet, and that’s ok. There is work to be done and we still can’t see where we’re going–and it may even feel like we’re not going anywhere yet. But there is an entire world of potential in the seeds that lie beneath the surface of the earth, still in darkness themselves, and they’re waiting for that precious sunlight to warm the ground where they lie so that they can begin to grow and manifest. You’re not done wishing yet, and it’s important to remember to work toward making your wishes and dreams a reality. Don’t lose heart, though, and focus where you can on the return of the light, even if you’re still surrounded by the dark. Try to make friends with it while it’s around: you never know what you’ll learn or how that will help you in the future.
Today’s draw is about clarity of mind and great new ideas. This is some powerful creativity happening here, and it’s important not to waste it. Write those ideas down–don’t just let them go. This is also a draw about clear-mindedness and clarity when it comes to decision-making. You know what you want to end up with, even if you don’t know how you’re going to get there, so create a plan. Make yourself some action items, and before you do anything, think it through. Give yourself time and space to really think about your plan and your goals. Don’t just wing it. We here at Muse’s Darling Industries have done far too much “winging it” in our life, for reasons which were very valid and important at the time but which no longer resonate, so it’s important for us to start making plans. Consider them your operational directives, your battle plans. Don’t just rush into things blindly. Slow down, look around you, catalog your resources, list your friends and your foes, and go through the steps to get you moving.
Decks: “A Curious Oracle” by Holly DeFount; “Das Germanische Gotterorakel,” Red Dragon Edition
Whew! Made it through that dark patch, and now we’re on our way forward again. Today’s draw is all about riches and how they manifest in our lives, both inwardly and outwardly. Inwardly, you’ve got so much more magic than you realize, although perhaps you’re beginning to tap into it now. Let yourself keep doing that. There is integrity and something so precious there, something that is uniquely your own, native and natural to you, that is of great value to the rest of the world. Outwardly, help where you can, and that includes helping yourself. But if you see someone who needs help, who needs a hand up, do what you can. We are all connected in this life, so helping someone out now helps you out in the future. You also may have more power to energize the goodness in people than you think, so give good. Do good. Be good. You don’t know how it will affect everyone else in the web around you, or how those affects will ripple out beyond you. But they will. Trust that.
Today’s draw is a reminder, in case we needed one, that we are being swept through a scouring process of cleansing and purification right now, and if things are painful and uncomfortable, that’s just how they have to be right now. Your burdens are being burned away, through your own actions and the movements of the spheres (as our medieval cousins would have said), and you definitely don’t want to weigh anchor and live here. As Winston Churchill once wisely said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Hell is not a place you want to buy land. Flow. Move. Keep going. Let go of what’s dragging you back. Do any kind of release ritual you need to to be free of it. Keep moving forward. Let the bandage get ripped off the wound. It may hurt now, but will turn out to be a good thing in the end. Also, if you’re an artist, take note: your past is a GREAT place from which to draw inspiration. If thoughts or ideas pop up from that misty realm, jot them down for future explorations.
Today’s draw is the 6 of Coins, and it’s about how you are, how you hold yourself in the flow of material energy. The rune for today is especially apt because it’s Wunjo and is about the flow of divine connection, the sacred give and take. The charms are The Binoculars, Hekate’s Keys, The Owl, and The Broom. Are you expressing gratitude for the gifts you’ve been given? Are you sharing what you have with a grateful heart? You don’t have to, but choosing to is usually the better idea. And how are you with your magic, your “medicine”? What is your relationship with your God or Gods? Is it a give and take? Do you co-create with divinity, sharing your magic and energy to make things better in the material world? Or do you expect your God or Gods to do all the work? Hekate brings choices and opens all the doors, but She won’t unlock them if you don’t ask her to. Nicely.
Today’s daily draw is the Queen of Swords, Jarnsaxa, Iron Maiden and mother of Thor’s immensely powerful sons. The rune is Gebo, and the charms are The Puzzle Piece, The Dog, The Keys (I think of these as Hekate’s Keys), The Hook, The Broom, and The Ship. Lots going on here. You are in the midst of a swirl of energies, my dears; many pieces of the puzzle coming at you all at once. See the gifts, the good, but also use what you’ve already been given. Be careful of dismissing previously given gifts because you think you don’t need them. But also be willing to be ruthless in cutting away what is no longer serving you. You are an Iron Mother (regardless of your born gender)–you have all the magic you need in you to forge your life, so just have some faith in it already.