This scene from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire has been running through my mind lately. It seems prophetic for our times and is one I remember when I need a mythic boost to get through muggle-ridden moments. Dumbledore’s words, “Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy” anchor us back into simple truths for complex times. Pay attention to our choices and know they shape the kind of moments and day we will make for ourselves. In the coming week as the world prepares for the inauguration, energies will run hot and high. We will have choices to make. What kind of people will these choices prove us to be?
Each week I host an online magical Tarot study class, Magical Monday Musing Private Membership. We work with The Wildwood Tarot and the Rider-Waite deck as a secondary reference. It is uncanny how “on” our card picks are not only with our private group, but with the larger scheme of life too. Last week we worked with the card, The Forest Lovers/ The Lovers. One aspect of the card that I found haunting and highlighted was the warning to watch how tempted we might be to go against our usual morals or truths or to become ensnared in our shadow, to be seduced away from what we know is “right” in favor of the lure into an act, behavior that doesn't support us. Though I teach, I also follow along with the class and do my work with the cards. I was tempted into fretful thoughts about future possibilities and small ideas I have about myself that derailed my sense of peace and security and I faceplanted into a panic that took over and lasted for the better part of a day and lingered through the week. But working with the cards with deliberate effort certainly curtailed what could have been a humdinger of an episode into one that I could manage. Our spiritual practices can have practical and valuable applications for our day-to -day lives. Tarot for panic management? Yep.
This week we study the Ace of Vessels: The Waters of Life (Wildwood Tarot) / The Ace of Cups (Rider -Waite). Not only do we learn about a specific card each week and do a guided Shamanic journey with it, but I also offer intuitive messages for the group. In the clip above you’ll see I do this in the moment and messages come in spontaneously- here we learn how to create a manifesting field, a technique I use regularly and highly recommend. This would come in handy to use should you be tempted this week to “lose your mind” with all the wild vibes out there! Stay in charge and awake, my friends! And with a bit of forethought and focus you ‘ll shape the field you inhabit to your best advantage.
The next monthly session of Magical Monday Musing begins on Monday February 6th. I find the group helps me, as a member, to stay in touch with my deeper Self and having an archetype from the cards to mentor us weekly gives a distinct leg up and pointer inward from which to view our week from. I feel more informed and bolstered for whatever might come my way having the musing to refer to.
I’d love it if you’d join us! Learn more here.
May your week be a magical and powerful one. May you choose wisely.