Tarot – Longest Night

My Wild Unknown deak isn’t reading well for me at the moment. I find that happens sometimes and trusted my gut when it said pick up the Shaman Deck (regardless of how much I HATE the name of it).

This is a reading I do from time to time designed to look at what’s happening over an extended period of time:

It’s the longest night, what comes with the dawning light?

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The cards in this deck are delicious and it reads beautifully.

The layout:

  1. Querant: The Shifter
  2. What we have now: Initiation
  3. Upper (outer) and lower (inner) worlds: The Illusion of the Moon and Ace of Bows.
  4. Obstacle: The World Tree
  5. Ally and help: 4 of Bones and Judgement
  6. The interplay of the situation: 5 of Bones, Evocation, Queen of Stones
  7. Healing – what will resolve the situation: 10 of Stones
  8. What will be: 9 of Bones

I’m not going into an in depth translation here, but in short there’s certain things changing in my life in big ways and I need to get the fuck out of the way and let it happen rather than resisting.

Of course it was somewhat ambiguous about whether it’s magic or personal it’s talking about so I asked and was met with “Yes”. Fun times. Fun times.



E if for Effort

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It’s the smallest and simplest of altars. A candle, honey and mead for the spirits on the longest night. No great feast, no over hauled three level altar, no lantern or fruit in the garden. A candle, honey and mead.

Sometimes we get blindsided. I was not meant to be home tonight, and I could have made good on responsibilities at the mid-winter gathering, but my head continues to throb and my body ache so I am here instead. This is not my home with the altar so I make do. I made promises, and I put in the effort to keep them…

Even if it means a simple altar in the middle of my Wolf’s kitchen table while he is out.

I think it is easy to forget that a little effort can go a long way, and that a promise kept holds power of it’s own even if all you have is the supplies in the kitchen cupboard.

Now the question remains, can I convince him to see in the dawn with me after this longest of nights?