This is quite the New Moon. We have a partial eclipse today, I understand, and some pretty big astrological what-have-you. I can’t keep astrology straight in my head to save my life, but I can talk to some faeries, so I do. I got 5 cards for us all this morning–The Sage, Laiste Moon’s Daughter, The Journeyman, The Lady of the Harvest, The Dark Lady
The Sage is a keeper of knowledge, who knows that compassion is the greater part of wisdom. He teaches, not because he is in love with the sound of his own voice, but as a service to others. His appearance in a reading reminds us of two things. One, wisdom and knowledge are for sharing. Two (and this is important), all teaching can be done with great kindness and compassion.
Laiste, Moon’s Daughter is a sphinx and a guide. She teaches in questions, in dreams and symbols. When she appears she wants us to pay attention; there’s a message for us, hidden but vital, that we need to seek out. If we become frustrated with the universe for delivering messages as riddles, she reminds us that solving the riddle is part of the message. In other words, the process of discovery is just as valuable as the discovery itself. She urges us to pay attention, to look deeper, to practice a new kind of seeing–one that involves seeing more than what is visible.
The Journeyman has left apprenticeship behind . He’s got his bundle, and he’s ready to take his craft to the next level. His presence in a reading says it’s time to take it to the next level; IT, in this case, being your spiritual learning and seeking. He says we’ve never learned enough; there’s always more to explore. Settling for learning the basics is really failure to realize our potential. Once we’ve got the basics down, we need to hike up our metaphorical britches and push ourselves to go further, dig deeper, look harder, and oh yeah–make mistakes. Sometimes safety isn’t the goal.
The Lady of the Harvest is the end of a cycle. She appears when something has come to fruition, and there’s celebration in that, but also mourning. When a cycle has reached completion, we sometimes feel a little lost and empty. This feeling of loss is normal and healthy; it is required so that we can release the old thing and make room in our lives for the new. Which leads us to
The Dark Lady is the one who comes after. She’s the pause between breaths, the space between death and rebirth. In her arms, we dream the future, we wait for the next phase. We rest; but it’s a listening rest, a meditative rest. She urges us to pay attention to this moment between; look at the old structures that have crumbled, and open ourselves to inspiration about what comes next.
They say, now come full circle and see: it’s time to let go of being children, beginners, apprentices. It’s time to embrace our path, and to embrace our role as teachers AS WELL AS learners. We have an infinite number of things to learn from one another. They would like us to do it in kindness and compassion. And they would like us to remember learning is always cyclical, always moving forward and simultaneously going deeper. Breathe in, rest, breathe out, rest, learn, rest, teach, rest. Never settle. Never stagnate. Never stop.
This reading was a general message from the faeries for the readers of the blog. If you’re interested in purchasing a reading specifically for you or someone you love, see my Etsy shop.
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