The Car

Daily Draw: The Empress (Laufey) and the Page of Coins (Gerda)

Today’s draw brings in peace from the home sanctuary, and a reminder to nurture and carefully tend that which is new and precious. Receive the clarification of your thoughts and ideas when it comes, and don’t judge. Don’t let harshness or severity kill a tender growth before it’s had time to root itself securely. Shield and protect your resources, and nurture them into development gently. This goes for yourself as well: shield and protect yourself, and nurture yourself the way you would a beloved child. Eat well, get some fresh air, play for a little while, and drink lots of water. And be nice. No angry words directed at yourself, no shame, and no bullying.

And here’s a special magical thing I’m going to share with you all: look at the rune in the center. That’s Sowelo, the Sun, and it is associated with (among other things) success. Now look at the charm on top of it. It’s the Peace Sign in a circle, but it’s inverted. That doesn’t mean things are un-peaceful. In this instance the reversed form of the Peace Sign creates Elhaz/Algiz, the rune indicating shielding and security. And the little Bee charm right there indicates further good fortune and growth. Your success is secure (although you’ll need to shield and protect it), and it will “pollinate” new opportunities.

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Daily Draw: The Mask, 2 of Vajras (Alliance), the Empress (Impeccable Virtue)

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.

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Daily Draw: IV The Emperor (Utgard-Loki) & The Fountain

Don’t rush today, my friends. Slow down and do it right the first time. Get through it the right way. The gods and guardians are with you and they’re watching. Be mindful and do your tasks with integrity and honesty. You’re not ready to move on yet–you’re on your way, yes, but not ready to leap yet. Keep feeding those creative fires and doing what you need to do to build a solid foundation for your future. Keep building, and hang on.

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Daily Draw: 3 of Wands (rev): Glut, Einmyria, and Eisa

Your shields have been in place for a good reason, my friends. You are being protected from some fierce drama, and you need to just keep on moving.  Leave the shields in place, let it all be as it is, and go be your wonderful, fabulous selves. Let other people have their drama dance–they need to do it for some reason, and that’s fine. But it’s their _____ (bullshit, dance, path, medicine, take your pick). It’s not yours, and you don’t need to be a part of it. In fact, it’s wrong for you to be a part of it. You’ve already sacrificed so much. Too keep engaging with it would be like finally winning the lottery after years of scrimping and saving and sacrificing, and then setting all that money on fire. Stupid, right? So don’t do it. Gather up your winnings, your energy, your beautiful self, and just MOVE ON. Do your own beautiful dance however it works for you, engaging your gifts, your creativity, your passions, and let others do their thing. Be you. Do you. And stop letting other people take your stuff. For reals.

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Daily Draw: Knight of Wands (rev), Daeg

Today’s draw is the reversed Knight of Wands, with the rune Sowelo and The Woman, The Snake, The Car, The Fox, and Pregnancy charms showing. The card is reversed as are most of the charms, so today’s wisdom is to slow down, look before you leap, be careful what you say and what you commit yourself to (you’ll be expected to keep your word later on), and be very mindful of how you present yourself to others. A friend says that the Buddhists consider today a triple-Karma day, so by making sure that everything you think and do is focused on the benefit of all beings you can help yourself and others in a very profound way. So do it mindfully and with care, and don’t go off half-cocked. Do good in the world today, my friends. You’ll be glad you did, big-time.

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Daily Draw: 10 of Wands (rev), Rym

Good morning, friends! Today’s draw is the 10 of Wands reversed; the rune is Thurisaz and the charms are The Car, The Wine Bottle, The Life Preserver, The Mountain, and The Scissors. It’s time to drop those burdens, people. Seriously. Your mission today is to review all your burdens, everything you’re carrying, and see what can go. Look clearly at all of it, and drop what is no longer serving you. Because here’s the thing: if you don’t drop it, it will get taken from you, and if that happens, you don’t know what else will get taken along with it. Best to do it yourself and take responsibility for it rather than making the Universe do it. Because if Mama has to come back there and handle it Herself because you refused to step up and handle it yourself like the grown-up person you are, ain’t nobody gonna be happy about it.

10 Wands Rym