This year I am very pleased to be a part of a tarot readers Round-Robin. You are continuing your blog hop journey from Kareena's fantastic blog Tarot Musings . The theme is "How can I be a better candle?" What this says to me, is how can I improve mySelf in order to inspire others. I decided to use the Universal Goddess deck to find answers to this question.
Every year on February 2 many people in the Northern hemisphere celebrate Imbolc. If in the Southern hemisphere, August 1. It is also known as Candlemas or St. Brigit's Day. It marks the midpoint of winter and the renewed hope of spring. For many people around the globe, February is a hard month. It has been cold, snowy, or icy for a long period of time now and it can seem like it will never end. This is a day that is all about finding the will to continue on. It is a day of hope and the promise of the fresh, new possibilities of spring.
Things Associated with Imbolc
• yellow flowers
• goats and sheep
• spring cleaning
• maiden goddess
IMBOLC 2012 - HOW CAN I BE A BETTER CANDLE?
1. How can I create healing in my own life? 2 of Wands - I am drawn to the two little boys sparring with their wands. This is the internal conflict within myself. The one side that is positive and hopeful battling the more negative aspect who likes to tell me "I'm not being negative, I'm just being realistic." The giant tortise is reminding me that I need to keep a steady pace in moving forward. The scene is set out in the desert, a place that is known for being barren. Yet here we see the goddess interacting with her children in various forms. I can bring healing to my life by focusing on all of the many things that I have to be thankful for. I do believe in the validity of the law of attraction. No matter how harsh things are, I have to have single-minded focus on creating the life I DO want. Not get caught up in thoughts about what I don't want. That will automatically bring healing.
2. How will that assist me in bringing hope to others? - 3 of pentacles - I need to look at all of the things I have accomplished, all of the many ominous, proverbial dragons ,so to speak, that I have slayied. I tend to underestimate my accomplishments from a misguided sense of humility. I need to realize that this is counter productive to remaining confident and hopeful. It do not serve my Self, the goddess, or others. But by maintaining that seingle-minded focus of creating the life I want and drawing strength from the challenges I have experienced I can help others to have a sense of hope that they too can thrive in spite of adversity.
3. What areas do I need to be more courageous? - 7 of swords - I was kind of stumped at first when I drew this card. I mean, the 7ofSw usually has very negative connotations. But as I just read that card for what it is actually saying to me right now, not what it is "supposed" to mean, I see the goddess Blodewedd as weell as the swords displayed on the wall. This continues with the theme of self-confidence. I need to stop looking to others for acceptance or validation and be confident in my own intellect and in trust my own mind regardless of others opinions.
It also speaks to some information I recieved last week with regard to some very cruel, nasty and hurtful lies someone told about me. I need to have the courage to just let all of that go. We are no longer friends and knew we never would be based on their past actions. I need to completely cut ties of those who turned their back on me and neither defended me nor at the very least stayed nutural. Only two people had the courage to stand up to several others who were so ugly. I have the utmost respect for them.
4. What area do needs the most emotional house cleaning? Queen of Pentacles - As a Capricorn, this is my card and today especially this depiction makes all the sense in the world. I went to the doctor today. I need to deal with the fact that I may not be able to have children. I've never been convinced that I wanted them, but I was definitely not convinced I didn't. But now that my choice has most likely been taken away from me, I am not happy one little bit. I by no means wrap my identity around being a mom. If I did, I would have had one by now. I first got this news back in August but have put off dealing with it because there are so many more pressing issues in my life that really must be dealt with immedeiately. But that line of thought is also a big part of why I chose not to have any. This card is telling me I need to deal with this and not get stuck the feelings of anger and bitterness at either my choices or what the hand that fate has dealt me and move on with my life.
5.Where do I need to start on my mission to becoming a better candle? - Judgement XX - I see the goddess
Ceridwen looking at her reflection in her cauldron. The song "Dream On" by Aerosmith just popped in my head. The first line is, "Every time that I look in the mirror, all these lines in face getting clearer. The past is gone. It went out like dust to dawn." I need to start being an inspiration to others by letting go of the past and stop judging mySelf so harshly. That way I can move into the next phase of my life and implement the wisdom of the crone and use the wisdom I have gained in my 40 years to help whomever the goddess puts in my past. And to dream on. Dream until my dreams come true!
I hope that this post in and of itself sheds light on your journey and helps you to discover how to become a better candle. Please continue on the blog hop journey by visiting La Vonne's blog.