I've been going through many positive shifts and little adjustments in my home that have largely kept me from posting a daily card. I am sorry that I haven't had the time to devote to it, and am planning to streamline my process a bit with doing a weekly spread. In the meantime though, I really wanted to post a spread for tonight's Full Moon in Aquarius. I've barely had time to ask my mom The Astrologer about the significance, but Spirit has been letting me know all day that this is a big one, and for many, a marker of the ending of a longstanding cycle, and the beginning of a bright new one.
So, I turned one of my all time favorite decks: Jamie Sams' Sacred Path Cards. This is one whose book I always read with the cards, then let my intuition guide me on from there. But the book is incredible, imparting sacred stories and beliefs of various indigenous cultures, and how the stories help us to recognize and utilize the medicine within and around us. At the beginning of each card description is a section called The Lesson, this is the background, the story. The second part is titled, The Application. I've included The Application below.
With that, I chose this particular spread, shuffled the deck, and the drew the cards for you. I'll let Jamie's words speak to you, and please allow your own inner wisdom and guidance to take it from there.
Much love and gratitude,
The card at the upper left represents the lesson that your male side is learning now:
19 Painted Face - Self-Expression
The Painted Face speaks of self-expression. It tells you to use your creativity in order to express your feelings, your talents, or your desires. Expressing who and what you are at any given moment is healing as well as productive. As you change and grow you may feel the need to alter the way in which others perceive you. Changing your appearance, attitudes, and activities to match the new you may be called for at this time.
The keynote is that this card asks you to open up and allow others to see your Medicine. In that way, you are offering a gift to others who may have need of your talents. Don't deny how you feel, what you think, or what you can offer the world. In truth and with grace it is now time to allow the Medicine of the Self to emerge. You will never lose face by presenting the true Self minus the self-importance.
The top right card represents the lesson your female side is learning now:
38 Field of Plenty - Ideas/Needs Manifested
The cornucopia is full of an abundance of ideas, talents, clothing, experiences, food, companions, and feelings that will serve the needs of the Children of Earth. If the Field of Plenty card has appeared, you are being assured that what you need at this time is manifesting. Your needs will be met. Give thanks now, before your needs are met. Show Great Mystery the trust you have in your process, dropping any doubt, becoming childlike again.
Do not limit the manner in which the physical manifestation occurs. Original Source operates in mysterious ways, placing the perfect people, places, and things on out paths to be answers to our true needs. We are asked to recall the differences between true needs and material crutches, which are mere illusions of happiness. In all instances, the Field of Plenty reminds us of our Divine right to have our prayers answered and our needs met.
The middle left card represents the challenge found in the lesson of your male side:
2 Sweat Lodge - Purification
The Sweat Lodge card speaks of a need for purifying some aspect of your life. This cleansing can be gentle and healing if you are willing to approach it in a sacred manner. It may be time to cleanse negative thoughts or attitudes. From another point of view, if you have people pulling you down and stopping your forward movement, cleaning away the barriers is called for here.
Whether the purification is of body, mind, emotions, attitudes, or spirit is for you to decide. The constant rule of the Sweat Lodge card is that humility and purification always make way for new life-force to enter. Remember that once the "rust" is removed, you may shine in your own right.
The bottom right card represents the challenge found in the lesson of your female side.
33 Dreamtime - Unlimited Vision
If the Dreamtime has called to you, you are being asked to see with unlimited vision. Wipe the dust from your eyes and pay attention tothe messages you are receiving from the parallel universe. Our world is pregnant with possibilities. All time is now. You are a co-creator in the Two Worlds and will be given unlimited sight and knowing if you ask for it. This vision may come in a sleeptime dream or through out-of-body Journeying. It will give you the insight that you need at this time.
Unlimited visionallows any seeker to pierce the veil of consciousness and come to an inner-knowing. In all cases, this card marks a time of seeing truth on all levels of Creation. You are now being given the ability to go beyond the accepted reality. The cocoon is open, trust yourself, your Allies, and your Medicine. You may now take flight.
The bottom card is the assistance you are receiving from the Grandfathers and Grandmothers while you learn these lessons. The fifth card is a gift from the Ancestors that walked the Good Red Road before you. This gift may be received or ignored by you. It may come through your dreams or in a material way. A Creature-being (animal) or another person may come to you as a messenger, a leaf may fall in your path to be a reminder, a Standing Person (tree) may give you shade and a quiet space for learning. Accept the gift. In accepting this gift of wisdom you are giving yourself a way to overcome the challenges set in your path by your male and/or female sides. It is time to face the growth movement inside you and then move on to your next lesson of self-discovery:
42 Hour of Power - Ritual of Joy
The Hour of Power speaks to Rituals of Joy. No matter what your present situation, you are being asked to do what gives your heart the greatest joy. Drop any activity that is taxing and focus on connecting to the Earth and being fed with the energy you need to maintain happiness.
This card signals the zero-rest balance point that will keep you from becoming out of harmony if you realign body, mind, and spirit by doing something that gives you joy. This little happiness break is what will keep you from breaking apart if you are stressed out.
Life-force is available to you in this moment. Be reminded not to leak this precious Manna on regret or indecision. The keynote here is celebrating life. Find the blessings that give you joy, discover your Hour of Power, and feed the talents that allow you to develop your greatest potential.