Would You Hex Someone?

DeviantMoon_3WandsToday’s card is from a deck that has taken me some getting used to. This is routinely the most popular deck in many Tarot groups. It reminds me that for my projects to take root and to flourish, I have to put myself into them.

Traditionally the Three of Wands shows a figure watching three ships in a harbor. But Patrick Valenza shows his Deviant Moon character attached literally at the umbilical cord. She contemplates the three growing things with a serious demeanor. I see the fierce, almost grotesque, fish cape as being her emotional protectiveness of these tender plants. The moon lends a breath, a light, a glow? highlighting the intention.

As a witch, I know that what spells I cast, I tie myself in to. It is for that reason that I rarely do bindings etc. If I dislike a person enough to bind them away from myself, the very act of engaging on that energetic level ties me to them. So it’s rare for me to do that type of magic. I prefer the magic of ignoring them–what I think of as Arwen’s Not-So-Amish Shunning. I shut them out.

I’ve learned that will wither the connection faster than any binding or mirror box. I don’t read them. I don’t listen to them. I don’t “run by their Facebook page just to see if they are talking about me.” None of that. Period.

For me, I’d rather put my energy into projects that bring joy and growth to my world.

Simply put….ain’t nobody got time for that. 😀

What about you? Are there people and projects you could be shunning (really shunning not talk about it all the time shunning, lol)? Are there people and projects you could be giving your energy to that will give back?

I’m going to challenge you to take three minutes today. That’s right…180 seconds. Think about someone who drains you. Someone you’ve tried to let go of.

Now let go. Replace that thought with something affirming. Move on, darlings.

What will you let go of today?

Three of Wands, Deviant Moon Tarot, U.S. Games, 2008

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Midnight, People & Flipping Out

It’s midnight. You need to talk to someone. Who can you text to see if they are awake? Who do you KNOW who won’t flip out because you woke them up?

Today’s card is from one of the all-time best #Tarot decks according to Aeclectic. After yesterday’s calling out of the worst critics and harshest judges, I wanted to show you something more cheerful.

Did you know you have people? I mean like “these are my peeps” people that you can count on when the chips are down? It’s true! Do the following reality check.

It’s midnight. You need to talk to someone. Who can you text to see if they are awake? Who do you KNOW who won’t flip out because you woke them up?

Yeah. Them. They are your peeps, your posse, your entourage.

And we all have them. Just like you see in this card. Even though the central figure is the big one, she needs the company of friends. She’s free to dance her dance, sing her song, be her self because she has people.

So do you. And you are someone’s “people” too. So why not seek some joy today by dropping those people a line. Just tell them you are joy-filled and grateful that they are in your life.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

The World, Deviant Moon Tarot, U.S. Games 2008

Deck Review: Deviant Moon Tarot

Deviant Moon Tarot

Publisher: US Games Systems; 1st edition (June 24, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1572816112

Idiosyncratic is the first word that comes to my mind when I looked at this deck. The next was…well, in a word, WIERD. I think that artist Patrick Valenza might take that as a compliment. This is not a deck for everyone. Not by any stretch of the imagination.

In the mini-biography that comes on a card with this deck, Valenza is said to have the hobbies of tiptoeing through graveyards and exploring abandoned buildings. This deck is our way of tiptoeing through Valenza’s creative process–thankfully not a graveyard or abandoned. Continue reading “Deck Review: Deviant Moon Tarot”