Weekly Reading, August 15, 2021

Understanding Your One Ring Circus

This week I had a re-occurring Oracle Card from the Enchanted Map Oracle which was the One-Ring Circus. I won’t post all of the readings I did in combination with other Oracle and Tarot decks here, but definately a big message to dive deeper into this – at least in my world, or should I say my circus. Here I pulled two cards from the Literary Witches Oracle which are shown on either side.

A ring is circular, kind of like a cycle. Sometimes we spin in that cycle over and over again without ever really completing it or looking at why we are spinning. This is overwhelming and exhausting.

Sometimes we can’t see why we are spinning on our own. When we do that we should ask for help, especially if that spinning seems too heavy. It may feel comfortable and safe to stay on the rock shown in this card, it may even feel comfortable to sit on the back of the elephant in the room, but eventually you have to face it, and you might need help doing that.

I guess I should probably get to the Hedgehog and the Spider. I am someone who bounces between the two notions of retreat and preservation (hedgehog), and reaching out and trying to connect myself and others to various parts of the universe (spider). So the overall message for me is to become aware of this and to ask myself if that is balanced or in constant spin. I’ve felt emotionally exhausted lately, and this could be one of the places to look.

Maybe these two polarities aren’t what your are spinning between or maybe its more than two things. That can feel pretty crazy. In this case I would tell you to spend time in mediation reflecting on this. Do this until you can clearly see it. Maybe talk that through with a friend or even a therapist depending on how drastic that spin is for you.

I would also point that cycles are meant to have beginnings and ends, and when we hit those beginnings and ends they can feel awfully rough. Death and rebirth are no small tasks, especially if its in a major area of your life. But they signal breakthroughs and that we may be actually breaking out of a cycle. If this is where you are at do not take this on yourself. Take care of yourself, get off the island.

With much love!

Weekly Reading, April 11, 2021

This week’s cards come from The Wild Unknown Archetypes Oracle. You can read more about the tools I use on my tools of the locksmith page.

Reading from bottom to top we have the Archetype of the Mother, the source, the feminine. Next we have the Initiation of Thanatos, so pretty much death, and in this aspect of death we acknowledge its transformative nature, not just of the being that experiences the end of cycles, but for those who transition to a life without them. And last we have the Initiation of Anima Mundi, or the soul of the world, all that is, and the principle of Accept all, reject none. This last card relates well to the Universe card of the standard Tarot.

I spent a lot of energy this weekend delving into the world of Zen meditation. Trying to stay in the present moment using all of my senses, and connecting with myself as I am, which is in essence connecting with the universe. We can only make this connection when we are in the present moment, not when we are stuck in the past, and not when we are searching for the future.

I think this is what this week’s reading points to. We should acknowledge where we have come from, but release any power the past holds over us. We should hold hope for the future, but try to stay in the present moment. In doing so we can find our place in the Anima Mundi.

How will you try to stay in the present moment this week? Where you find your connection with the Anima Mundi?