We’ve talked about word meanings here before, and how a variety of things don’t actually mean what some of us were raised to believe they did. Occult, for one. The true definition is “that which is yet unknown” -not anything sinister at all, simply not yet learned. Same with snakes*. Sadly, our culture is entirely wrong about them. Our card today touches on this, visually, as well as in written form.
*Don’t worry, those of you who don’t care for them, no real images today, merely an artistic rendering. (And as I look now, kind of a dark one at that.)
“Goddess Of Shadows ~
What you perceive to be your dark side holds a hidden treasure.
Realise that any perception or belief you have about yourself or others is actually a deception more than it is a perception. What you perceive to be your dark side or shadow self holds a hidden treasure. As humans, we rarely see the full picture in any situation because we are forever stuck in the illusion of good and bad.
You judge your positive and negative qualities and strive to be more of what you perceive to be positive while attempting to disown or neglect those aspects which you consider to be negative. By holding this belief, you fail to realise that all serves a purpose and that all benefits you in some way.
Everything in our world is made up of positive and negative charges, which together make a whole. You have been guided to choose this card by your soul, because you are ready to move to the next level of conscious awareness.
Over the coming months you will find yourself questioning many of your long-held beliefs and you will realise that many of them are simply illusions that only serve to keep you feeling small, inadequate, or restricted. This card heralds the start of a wondrous and empowering period of your life which brings to the surface many beautiful experiences and opportunities which, in the past, you never thought possible.”
This is so cool, and really promising. Especially as we stare down the barrel of our current retrograde phase, and tonight, enjoy the beauty of the Dark Moon. For me personally, it speaks to some topics that *A* and I touched on yesterday. I AM leaving many old concepts and perceptions behind. Some I didn’t even know I was holding on to. It’s tremendously encouraging.
In the erranding portion of my day this afternoon, I was foiled by several license plates. Sneaky foreign bastards. I managed to grab one for you, but the others (three?) got past me. NONE of them were familiar!
So, yesterday I mentioned ordering a new shirt. It didn’t fit. Not the company’s fault, I have issues around size (as you may have noticed). My design is the one being modeled here. I heard about this project from Dan Savage, and was immediately clicking over to learn more. (Can’t find the original article, of course.
Fuck you, Mercury. Oops, I meant, maybe we don’t have to see that right now, in order to believe that this is a worthy cause/project.)
As an ally to all people (except really stupid ones), I feel it is my duty to assist whenever I can. Who can’t use a new t-shirt? And if ordering one can help a person be their authentic self, then we NEED to do that. Aydian is also doing his part, it’s the least we can do to reach out and be a useful community member.
Since our guests have gone home (sad, sad, sad are me and Max) it’s just us again.
It’s entirely likely that when Dan gets off work tonight after two, we’ll all go for a nice walk. Good for the body, mind, and spirit.
Angels, Gods, and Goddesses Oracle Cards by Toni Carmine Salerno
(Interesting side note, the second I walked into the card altar room earlier, I KNEW this would be where our message came from.)