I’m so happy to welcome you to the second Imbolc Tarot Blog Hop. We began last year and had eight successful gatherings. We plan on repeating that this year. We do welcome all community-minded Tarot bloggers (or community-minded bloggers who will do a Tarot/Oracle based post for the hop). Contact me if you are interested in joining. I’ll get you the information. We are a Facebook-based group.
The topic last year was about candles. This year, Aisling is our wrangler. She posed this challenge to us all:
“What is “in your Belly”? What do you wish to give birth to, to nurture, during this new season? What is the Poet, the Healer, the Maker, within you longing to do, to Become? Use whatever divination tool(s) speak to you, and ask the cards/stones, whatever, “What is in my belly? What is in my Spring? What shall I Birth in this season?”
I thought about this. I considered the Empress who is pregnant. I thought about Joanna Powell Colbert‘s gorgeous Seven of Fire representing Brighid. Then I remembered a ritual my coven did. It involved us sitting in the dark, under a black piece of fabric. We wrote notes about what we wanted to grow. Then our HPS (high priestess) covered us up. She shushed us as we giggled a bit. Then, as we grew quiet, she read to us about seeds. Seeds pushing up from the dark belly of the Mother. Seeds seeking the light. Seeds sending up green shoots questing for warmth, for the sun, for sustenance.
It remains one of my favorite memories of magickal working. Seeds and growth are what I think about when I think about “what is in my belly.” Sometimes I tend to have too many seeds going. You know you have to choose which ones to focus on while you cull others to grow another time. It’s hard for me. I have an air rising sign and I tend to “monkey mind” a lot. So I designed a spread to help me with that.
Draw the four aces from your deck. Lay them at the compass points. I put Earth (coins, pentacles) in the North. Air (Swords, blades) is my Eastern quarter. Fire (wands, batons) glows in the South while Water (cups, bowls) dances in the West. This spread is focused on growing your dreams.
1. Earth – This card lies on the Ace of Earth. This is the seed of a business or money-making idea. It could be about your family or home as well since that is also ruled by this element. This is the project you need to focus on the most. If a card falls reversed here, this could indicate that your idea needs more time to grow. You may need to nurture it more. Or consider focusing your energy on something else this month.
2. Air — This card lies on the Ace of Air. This is the seed of an idea that will help you communicate about this project. If a card falls reversed here, this could indicate that it is not time to let this particular cat out of the bag.
3. Fire — This card lies on the Ace of Fire. This is the seed of your passion about this project. This can hint how you will fire yourself and others up about this opportunity. If a card falls reversed here, this could indicate that you are not as “in love” with this idea as you used to be. Consider what you need to do to light that spark again.
4 Water — This card lies on the Ace of Water. This is the seed of your emotional connection to this idea. How you feel about the project influences everything. If a card falls reversed here, this could indicate you need to check in on a heart level to make sure this is connecting your head and your heart.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this spread. I hope that you will try it. You can also tweak it. If your main project is a relationship, start on the Ace of Water and work your way around. More about an electronic project? Start on the Ace of Air then.
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Are you here for my monthly Tarotscopes podcast? This month we had a pattern show up for the first six signs. Were you a court or a major? Finally shook loose of that but we did have six court personalities show up. Makes me wonder if Ali Cross wasn’t possessing my podcast this month!
My shout out this month goes to Dominee who has an amazing gift for you with her Self Love work.
Curious to know about the card I talked about in the beginning of the podcast? Find the original post here.
OH! Here’s the link to the February Tarotscopes Podcast. What’s in store for your sign for the month of February?
Don’t forget to visit the blogs before me and after me. If you find a broken link, just go to the Master List on Aisling’s site to pick your trail up again.
P.to the S. I love it when you share my posts but get grumpy when you share my spreads without attribution. Thanks for linking back to me. 😀