Full Range of Motion

The fall equinox is Tuesday, September 22, 2014. I’m already feeling the energies changing. It feels like a loving purification, nonetheless difficult on the root and sacral chakras. This evening especially has a unique heart healing quality about it. Is it the sesquisquare between the Sun in Virgo and Moon in Leo with Jupiter and Venus in the mix? Possibly.

In keeping with my desire to draw a tarot card, write about my day, and provide my self-centered interpretation here we go:

September 19, 2014

As I was shuffling the Steven D. Farmer Earth Magic Oracle Cards with my eyes closed a card fell out. When I opened my eyes I saw it was actually two cards that fell together, Milky Way and Dream Time.

The image of our own beautiful spiral galaxy on the Milky Way card puts things in perspective. The Dream Time card, spelled dreamtime on the card itself, is gorgeous. It shows a man who appears to be an aborigine playing a didgeridoo. The notes he is playing are creating the earth, stars, clouds, people, animals, oceans, everything.

It was hard to get out of bed this morning. I slept in about thirty minutes later than I probably should have. My girls went to school and I went to work. It was a boring day at work. Our year-end close is finished, so things are slow.

My colleague did help me solve a puzzle that needed to be solved for years. It is a wood cube puzzle from Thailand. I literally took it to work several years ago hoping someone would magically put it back together like my friend Samantha did in Anchorage. No chance.

Today my colleague attempted to solve it and actually dropped a loose block out of the puzzle and immediately gave up. He gave it to me. I played with it for a moment and figured it out. Awesome! If it had not been for him trying, the puzzle would not be completed.

This is all very interesting recalling this now, especially considering the date. Fifteen years ago today I popped my ankle open and stood on the bone. Needless to say I had surgery and years of recovery. Thankfully, my ankle does have amazing, near full range of motion, flexibility now! The accident happened in Anchorage.

Perhaps that is what the Milky Way card is bringing me today, perspective on my ankle injury and the puzzle that is life. While in Anchorage I dreamed of my future. Now I am living it, nothing like I dreamed really and at the same time exactly like I dreamed. All of my own creation. So beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes.

It feels good to come full circle and appreciate the blessings within the difficulties. The equinox energies are healing my old wounds. I hope they are healing yours too.

~Athena

Time to move on

My spiritual journey goes back as far as I can remember. Revelations about past events continue to surface for understanding and healing. For many months I have been on youtube searching for my own unique meaning of life by listening to what others have to say. It is nice to put things in perspective by hearing what others have to say. However, the best method for spiritual development is hands down meditation. I have been slacking on my meditation practice lately. Seems like I do that when things are going well.

Over the last year I have learned a new technique for understanding my place in the universe – Astrology! One of my worst fears is going through life without a partner. I remember listening to Steve Judd on the morning of November 7, 2013. In his Glastonbury accent he said, “Today is incision day.” My ego chuckled in delight that it wasn’t happening to me. My life is perfect. Yeah, right. My ass was dumped at lunch time.

Anyway, now I know how to use astrology to understand the energies affecting me and how I in turn affect everything around me. It is empowering. The prevailing energies in my chart are now reminiscent of that fateful day last year. So, it seems like as good a day as any to get over it. Time to move on.

Yesterday I decided to start drawing a tarot card for the day and then write about my day and provide my interpretation of my own reading. I know it’s self centered. Work with me here.

September 16, 2014

I pulled the six of swords from the Goddess Tarot deck by Kris Waldherr. On the card is the image of a young woman in a reed boat in a what appears to be a marshy area at the edge of a lake. The six swords are stabbed into the bottom of the boat. She is forlorn, not noticing the state of the boat.

My day was spent with my girls celebrating my oldest’s birthday. We went to lunch with my parents and brother. Stopped by a couple of shops where my daughter wanted a birthday gift. Had cake and ice cream at my parents house. Basically, had a very busy day. Throughout most of it, I felt removed. Almost as if viewing everything in a different way than before.

The booklet included with The Goddess Tarot deck states, “The woman is traveling in a boat to a better place. She has gathered six swords to take with her.” Not quite my interpretation.¬†Apparently, I’m moving past my “current limitations” and taking my knowledge of weaponry with me. Makes sense considering my name. Oddly, when looking at the image on the card, the boat’s buoyancy is unaffected by the swords.

The last couple of years, perhaps even a decade have been rather challenging. One thing is for sure, I wouldn’t be the person I am now without those challenges and their blessings.

Just goes to show you have to take it with a grain of salt and move on.

~Athena