There’s an air of despair out there, friends, and the best way to fight it is with our own inner joy. That’s as simple as I can make today’s reading. Be strong in your personal joy, however that might manifest for you, and don’t let other people rain on your parade. Be mindful of where you’re going and where you are, and pay attention to where you put your feet. But as you keep moving on down your path, try to remember that there is joy all around you. Life is a burgeoning mess of a chaotic house party, and you can take part in it if you want to, either by yourself or with your crew.
You have every right to be proud of yourselves, my dears, but don’t get too carried away: the work is not done yet and there’s still a long way to go. But you’ve got more strength in you than you perhaps realized, and you have what it takes to put those ideas into action. Keep dreaming, but keep the umbrella handy because rain is coming (for good or ill). Your manifestations are alive and coming home to roost (as it were). Look to your gods and ancestors for help, and keep going.
Decks: A Curious Oracle by Holly DeFount, The Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley and Lady Freida Harris
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.
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
Today’s draw is about what’s hidden and what’s revealed. There is truth to it, so you can trust what’s coming up. Wish, dream, and articulate your desires for change. Speak your wishes into the Well, then let them go. You can’t see how they’re manifesting, but they are. In the meantime, do good work in the world because it matters. And remember: you are beloved.
Today is a good day for moving forward into the unknown (both metaphorically and materially), and reach out into the abyss. You don’t need to drag along other people’s ideas of what you should or shouldn’t do. Eff that. You would only be letting yourself be caught up in their process which you’ve probably already been through yourself so why go through all that again? Feel your own power and go from there–start there, create from that place. Everything moves in circles, but nothing is linear (in the sense of being flat). The circles we travel in are across multiple dimensions, in and out of various worlds, through and forward and up and down, back and forth, and sometimes at a halt. Sometimes we go uphill, sometimes downhill. Along the journey we pick up all kinds of stuff that we want to keep or think we’ll need. We’re furious little Cosmos-traveling magpies, and we gather up crap that isn’t ours. Time to let as much of that go as possible. Be careful and mindful of who you listen to, and don’t ever follow anybody blindly. Take advice and garner wisdom, sure. But watch out for the Unworthy Guru. You will end up carrying his burdens as well as your own, his fears and karma, and you’ll need to untangle yourself from it daily across all those levels and dimensions. It’s a major pain in the ass, so avoid it if you can and trust those who constantly, consistently prove that they deserve your trust.
Today’s draw is a strange, wonderfully resonant combination of opposites: the straight and the circular, above and below, the active and the passive, surging forward movement and meditative withdrawal. It is time to take control of your mind. You may in the past have dabbled with meditation, contemplative prayer, affirmations, etc., but now it’s time for the rubber to meet the road. No more dabbling. It’s time now to put those efforts to the real test by constant daily practice. No more wishy-washiness. You need to take responsibility for your own spiritual cleanliness; in the same way that you bathe regularly, it’s important to spiritually cleanse and clarify regularly too, whatever that means for you. You’re not a child any more–none of us are–and the only way to break through the barriers we face as a society right now is to grow up and take responsibility for our connectedness in the world. You don’t have to believe in a god or gods, or even be a spiritual person. You can be an atheist if you like. The point is to take some time every day, starting today, to cultivate mental peace and quiet. Start with the cycle of your breath, and let the madness that surrounds you fall away.
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.
There are days on which we here at Muse’s Darling Industries feel like the world has failed us, or that we have failed at life, and therefore we are in full retreat–taking our metaphoric marbles and going home, retreating into our minds where we can drift through beautiful fantasy after beautiful fantasy. We are Pisces many times over, after all, so such things are easy for us. While it is understandable and maybe even necessary occasionally for wound healing and regrouping after a particularly spectacular failure, it’s a really bad idea as a life plan to drift like this. Action is necessary. Staying present in the moment and avoiding the numbing drift is essential today. For reals, my sensitive darlings. I know it hurts. I know how frustrated and disappointed you are, because I am too. But action must happen. You must DO something with others. It’s not enough to see the evil of the world and understand how profoundly fucked up it all is. That piece is important, of course, but it doesn’t end there. You must act. WE must act together. Use the gifts you’ve been given, and don’t fret if those gifts aren’t financial (although if they are that’s super-awesome yay you and any way in which you can share your blessings will help, so help). Are they artistic or creative? Are they scientific or technical? Are they professional in other ways? Are you a politician (by nature if not by profession), a writer, a builder, a cook, a teacher? Get out there. Volunteer. Join the fight. ACT in accordance with your ethics and values, and engage with community to join your efforts with those of others. Do something today to better the situation of someone else.
Today’s draw is the reversed 10 of Coins, with the Sowelo, Perthro, and Eihwaz runes and The Woman, The Man, and The Anchor charms present. Ok, so here’s the bad news. You know that whole “I’m gonna win the lottery!” thing? Yeah, not so much. Watch your finances today, be careful who you give your money to, and realize that there’s more going on in your financial situation than appears on the surface. There are ancestral forces at work here. If your people have always had money, perhaps somebody didn’t use it well and you’re working out that karma now. If your people were not wealthy, perhaps you’re currently working out why and are changing the direction of your ancestral financial “story” for your descendants. Either way, be careful: bad luck fairies are out and about today. If you bump into one of them, don’t take it personally. Try to have some grace and humor about it and just move on.