Sometimes I think there's a reason we tend to get sick during the wintery months; other than the bitter cold air. It's a time that we are forced inside and for good reason! It's time to look inward and reconnect to your intuition. Gift yourself time to rest so you can reflect, refine and redefine your life.
For those of us living in the northern hemisphere winter coincides with new year traditions like resolutions or goals. We are gifted a new calendar year; a fresh start. Often our resolutions are a reflection of what we want to see changed in our current lives. A refinement of bad habits and a redesign to welcome newer habits that will serve us better. Whether you're limiting alcohol or cutting out sugar this is a renewal of sorts and we're feeling it!
Astrologically speaking you may have had a good time tracking your habits through January's Capricorn season as Capricorns are known for their hard work and dedication to a goal. Seems like the right time to set new resolutions, to me. As January flows into February we moved into dreamy Aquarius, who reminds us of those lofty goals and tend to start to think outside of the box a bit perhaps visualizing an entirely different lifestyle. Since February 19th we have stationed in Pisces Season and it's a big one with Mercury in Retrograde for most of it.
While Pisces Season already asks you to check in with your emotions, Mercury Retrograde is reminding you to look deeper into why you feel that way? Are you being reactive or proactive? Is this really something worth your time, effort and emotional attachment or can you redesign where to put your energy an time?
Ways to connect with the Wintery Season:
First up, It's been a while and a whirlwind.
So much has been happening in my day to day that I haven't been able to keep up a regular blog schedule; which should be a reminder to check in with my priorities/goals before I became overwhelmed! Needless to say the Universe replays messages until we get them and if we learn to lean into the seasons we're about to learn how good it feels to let go of things just like the leaves on the trees.
Sitting with the Seasons is a concept I've been toying with for some time. Autumn is such a good example of this concept. I'm all about feeling the vibes of the seasons and Fall is about letting go. We often know we should let go of things when they no fit, are useful, etc. However, I find it's often the memories associated with that thing/pattern that we have a hard time releasing.
This is where the trees can teach us a thing or two.
Tarot used to be a thing that we only saw at renaissance faires or your witchy cousin did at teenage sleep-overs. As so called "woo-woo" practices become more accepted witches and pagans are stepping out of the so called "broom closet" and sharing their secrets.
So I guess here's mine...
Yes, I practice the tarot. Yes, I burn sage and place candles all over my house. I also meditate, practice yoga and read a lot about nature based religions and the elements. This is a path I have followed for over 15 years and I can only assume I'm going to dive deeper and deeper because it resonates so much with me.
What does this mean for you?!
More DIY's. More rituals ("woo-woo" or not, that is up to you). More wheel of year and moon cycle inspired content. More daily magic and... Of course a quick tarot guide for spiritual guidance.
What is tarot? (a no B.S. explanation)
Tarot decks are cards that are similar to traditional playing cards (you can also intuitively read those like tarot, without the major arcana). The tarot deck consists of both major and minor arcana. The minor arcana include 4 suits (usually wands, swords, pentacles, and cups) which relate to each of the 4 elements (fire, air, earth, and water respectively). The minor arcana are similar to a traditional deck of cards including a king, queen, page (jack), and numerals. However, the major arcana tell a story based on the Fool's journey toward enlightenment. Pulling a major arcana is like getting a power up in a video game. These cards seem to pack a little extra punch about your current situation/question