The COTD for Saturday, August 31, 2013 is The Lovers from the Druid Craft Tarot by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm.
Keywords: Love. Fulfillment. Union. Choice. Surrender
“The embrace of love is at the heart of life. And at the heart of love is the process of choice followed by surrender. The theme of this card is central to the message of the Tarot, and of DruidCraft. To find fulfillment, purpose, meaning, enlightenment, wisdom and our full worth as individuals, we need to go beyond the confines of the self, to surrender to the ‘More-than-Self’. (pg. 120)
Time Heals All Wounds…or does it?
“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ~ Rose Kennedy
Turn my grief to grace…
Beltaine: “The Fire Tends to All”
When the topic for this blog-hop round was announced, the Ace of Wands from the Druid Craft Tarot immediately sprang to mind.
“Here, the wand is offered to us from the heart of the sun – the source of creative fire, initiative and energy.” (pg. 44)
Balefire’s were often lit from a fire created especially for the Beltaine celebrations. They were called a “need-fire”. What better source of a “need-fire” than the life-giving, earth warming, burning sun?
The Lord (Emperor) as my cotd message:
You may need to make some unpopular decisions today, but you know what has to be done, when and how. You see the bigger picture where your naysayer’s cannot. No one said it was going to be easy or fun.
I decided to take it a bit further and drew two cards to answer the question, “what area or way, will I be called on to possibly make an unpopular decision or otherwise make my position clear?” and turned up the Three of Wands and the Four of Wands for my answer.
The Three of Wands I see quite often where enterprise and business are concerned, especially self-employment. There has been quite a bit of discussion and speculation, in the context of enterprise, going on around here. Here being home, (including family members) which is represented by the Four of Wands. Several good prospects and ideas have been floating around, but not all are that feasible. At least not atm. It seems it will fall to me to play the antagonist, just to keep things grounded in reality.
It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.
*images are from the Druid Craft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gromm. Illustrated by Will Worthington. First St. Martin’s (edition) Press 2004
Today’s lesson/reading is with the Druid Craft Tarot by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm and illustrated by Wil Worthington. Today’s reading is about my husband, he is the King of Cups. Lately he has been going through a bit of an inner struggle and has been beating himself up. To make a long story short, he is in need of strength. Strength from me in particular, as well as from himself. He knows deep down that I have his back, I always do. I support any decision he makes, or endeavor he undertakes. He knows I trust him and in him. He has to believe in himself though, more than he says he does. It’s just a rough patch, and will not last forever. But while it does, he knows I’m here and I believe in him.
The last card I turned over is the Five of Swords. It clearly is about his beating himself up, and will not help the situation but will only make it worse. Beating yourself up does no one any good and only adds to the negative. Stop blaming yourself for things that are out of your control. Believe in yourself Dear, as I do, and know that it’s always darkest before the dawn.