The Empress

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: Honeybee, The Golden Age (Wholeness), Frigg (Soul Magic)

As we approach the end of the year (Wiccan style), we can see that a new age is coming. New life is right around the corner after the battles of the past are done. Be on the lookout for the new opportunities that arise, and listen to the voices of the Sacred both without and within. Take nourishment from the world around you and be honest about where that nourishment is coming from: the truth is that none of us can survive alone, and none of us can survive if the planet dies (or, well, actually, the planet will survive without us; what will die, what is already dying, is an environment that enables us to live and thrive here). It’s past time we got on board about that. Things are changing, and we must change with them because we are inextricably linked. There is no “if” or “maybe” about it. A new world is coming, not only for our individual selves as the new year approaches, but for us as global citizens of the Mother Planet. We’re already seeing tremendous changes in climates all over the world, and those changes aren’t passing phases. This IS the new reality. Time to open our eyes. Time to deliberately step off the paths of exceptionalism and onto the one path of Mother, however that manifests for you. Dig deep. You are not alone, so it’s time to stop acting like you are.

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Daily Draw: The Lovers (Loki, Angrboda, & Sigyn) and The Empress (Laufey)

The energy today is all about cooperation and harmonious working, so if somehow that isn’t manifesting for you (I’m raising my hand over here), the possibility is present for tapping into a better, easier flow. All elements aren’t the same, but they work together to form a more cohesive whole than any would individually. Tap into and trust your intuition for guidance, and don’t reinvent the wheel. Do what is best for you, and be mindful (and adamant) about meeting your needs and taking care of yourself. The Wheel is always turning, and as we head into the Full Moon this weekend (which I’m assured is a Supermoon in Pisces), focus on what you want to bring more of into your life. Don’t worry so much about shedding the old stuff until after the Full Moon passes, unless what you want to bring more of is shedding, releasing, and making room for new growth and change–which is actually fine, if that’s what you want. We here at Muse’s Darling Industries are going through a great process of shedding at the moment, and it’s what needs to happen. Now is the time for manifestation magic. Connect to your inner wisdom and guidance to see what’s most needed, and then create it.

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Daily Draw: The Empress (Laufey)

Today’s draw is The Empress (the eldest of the mothers of the Rokkr, the giantess Laufey); the rune is Kenaz and the charms are The Child, The Mirror, and The Flying Pig. Look within, my dears, and be your own best nurturing mother today. Take care of yourselves, and do what you need to do to soften and heal yourselves. Take the time to go within; do your work and nourish your inner fire. What makes you happy? What lights you up? Do that. Be that, as best you can. We all have responsibilities and roles to play in life that don’t allow us to take care of ourselves the way we should, perhaps, but try to find the time today, even a moment, to stop, breathe, and remember joy–no matter how impossible it seems.

III The Empress Laufey