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Transition

Six of Arrows

Travelling or movement toward new possibilities or cycles, possibly within yourself.

Possibly an anxious or testing time, but harnessing positive energies will add momentum.

You have turned your back on one phase of your life, and head towards a homecoming of the soul.

Travel. Moving home. An emotional retreat.

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Reflection
Patience and prudence are the keywords here, although trust plays a large part in the process of crossing to the island where insights into your own unconscious workings will be revealed.

This process differs from The Hermit’s journey in the fact that The Hermit makes a conscious decision to withdraw and contemplate the universe but with Reflection a surrender of will is required.

Insights may come from dreams and meditations, but now is not the time to force the pace or drive on with a plan or desire until you have heard what your soul has to say about it and your bruised and wounded spirit has been healed.

Be patient. Let the journey commence and awaken afresh and full of energy ready to deal with the world and the challenges it raises.

When the foundation of one’s life seems to have collapsed beneath you, you can seek sanctuary in Reflection from the emotional intensity of The Blasted Oak.

Reflection is concerned with sacred mysteries…

In a reading this card indicates profound healing, a period of introspection, healing, immersion in myths and visions, stellar lore, conception, learning about yourself.

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Joy

Three of Cups

Celebration within a communal group or family, welcoming the coming of new life or good fortune.

The successful return after migration or travel by a tribe or grouping.

Happy and creative friendships, community, warmth, fun; a bonding on many levels.

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The Moon
The Moon heralds a time of inner transformation, initiation or awareness. This may take the form of a seemingly ran-dom situation based in the emotional or spiritual spheres, but your inner voice may have been whispering for some time and gone unheeded.

Now your soul brings into your physical world the symbolic keys to the collective human subconscious. This may take the form of a desire to explore or study a doctrine, philosophy or esoteric pursuit, or the wish to explore untapped sexual energy and experience a tighter spiritual bond with a partner through honesty and the expression of your hidden desires.

From here you can begin to wrestle with the concept that consciousness is not within you, but you are within the consciousness of the uni-verse.

The Moon in a tarot pack is really concerned with the dark moon, not the waning moon, but the true last phase of the moon, when it cannot be seen at all.

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Insecurity
Seven of Arrows

Ungrounded fears and confusion lead to instability and panic, self-torture through guilt or illusion and the need to deal with fragmented or rejected aspects of personality.

…attacked by anxieties and nightmares, unable to see a clear way out as ungrounded.

The solution is to protect one’s boundaries, call in warmth of support; the need for intense physical activity to help one to ground some of the panic.

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The Ancestor
You have made the leap and started a new cycle. Your instinctive spirit has felt it necessary to lead you to the gateway and a new path. You may have been reluctant or concerned at first, but whether you realize it or not a shift has occurred. You may feel wary of the unknown denizens that await you in the forest, but the ancient Ancestor within you will guide and reassure you as you relearn and greet new experiences on the path.

Trust your inner voice. Listen to your own instinctive and inquisitive nature.

Your own inner Ancestor is strong, patient and wise. Let him lead you into the forest with new eyes and a joyful heart.

The Ancestor is the guardian of all those who have walked these ways before you, holding the gentle wisdom of all ancestral memory. She is the creatrix, calling forth the four elements, (the Aces), and therefore the world itself, into being.

Drawing The Ancestor means a new start; profound insights, spiritual guidance, a feeling of being on the right path, being guided by means of dreams and visions. A spiritual blessing on one’s life.

Flameshift

Today is my regular Flameshift but since Di and I are flying to visit D & M we can always use the help.

Every day and every night that I say the geneology of Brighid
I shall not be killed
I shall not be harmed
I shall not be put into a cell
I shall not be wounded

No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me
No lake, no water, no sea shall drown me.

For I am the child of Poetry,
Poetry, child of Reflection,
Reflection, child of Meditation,
Meditation, child of Lore,
Lore, child of Research,
Research, child of Great Knowledge,
Great Knowledge, child of Intelligence,
Intelligence, child of Comprehension,
Comprehension, child of Wisdom,
Wisdom, child of Brighid.
Carmina Gaedelica edited by Lunea Weatherstone

May my words be as considered as poetry,
May I reflect on all I do or say,
May I meditate on those things important spiritually
May I seek to know more of the lore
May I research what I am curious about and what will enable me to grow
May I seek to know great knowledge,
May I acknowledge the intelligence of others
May I comprehend what I seek to learn and apply those lessons
May I know that seeking wisdom is not the same as being wise.
May I be a child of Brighid.

SelfBlessing is by me

Brighid, bean-oirdheirc
Lasrach grad
Fetaim lasrach soillse
Thoir cuireadh sinne
ris a’ bheatha
mhaireannach`

Brighid, Sublime Woman
Quick flame
Long may you burn bright!
You give us the invitation
to life everlasting

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Day 7 – The three realms – 30 days of Druidry

Day 7 The three realms – 30 days of druidry

This should have been Day 4 but I had trouble writing it.

The three realms for the ADF are Land, Sea and Sky but I personally think it’s Land, Water and Sky even if it’s not poetic enough for some. Water is important to the Scots in particular but lochs and streams and rivers and wells are just as important as the seas and the land.

Someone living on the shores of Loch Ness in ancient times may never have had occasion to travel to the sea and live quite comfortably in a croft on a hillside but be absolutely dependent on the fish in the loch. You can tell how important water and its varieties were by the name they called whisky, uisge beatha, or water of life. We can’t live without fresh water even if we are made up of 98% sea water.

The land is what often draws us to the practice of Druidry. I’m a mountain girl. I don’t feel comfortable at the ocean. We spent every Labor Day holiday as a kid at the beach and most summers had many visits to Santa Monica or Zuma or any of the other multitude of beaches and TOILA has Isis’ birthday ritual on Dockweiler beach. For someone who has a Grand water Trine and 5 planets and nodes in Cancer, one would think I would love the beach, nope. I’ll take a lake or a stream anyday. I love river rafting both for the thrill and because I love that water. The ocean makes me restless and unsettled unless the dolphins come.

I spent every summer at camp for many years, first as a captive counselor at church camp and then went to the YWCA camp until they ran out of funding and then Girl Scout camp and lastly at Teresita as A & C and Nature Director when I graduated with my degree as a Naturalist and went to work as a professional Girl Scout. Caifornia mountains whether it be Big Bear, Angeles Crest or Idyllwild are my homes. Add in places like Yosemite and Sequoia or the Gold Country and I’m a happy camper. Los Angeles is quite literally surrounded by mountains with the Coast Ranges on one side and the San Gabriels behind and little hills that are scattered through LA. Then I took my troops out camping and designed Outdoor Ed program. I’m tied to the land and big skies.

There is nothing like sitting on a mountain outcropping facing west on an evening when the sky turns the clouds all kinds of fiery shades. Of the burning blue of the morning sky at high altitude or the awesome power of a lightning storm, although having been struck will send me indoors to safely watch it now.

We are, for the most part, land based creatures. We get our sustenance from crops grown on land and animals that have been fed off the land.

For four years I slept almost every night next to our lake. Hearing it’s soft noises all through the night as well as the fish who would jump and sometimes scare the bejeebers out of you if you weren’t expecting it. We slept outside in shelters that were basically a roof with beds and a closet. We felt the sun come up in the morning and saw the blaze of white from the full moon on our beds. We felt the wind and the rain, not always good when you live out of your sleeping bag but it really was nice to be “in” the weather 24/7.

So it should be no surprise that Druidry is based on the triad of all that surrounds us. We just have to be aware that we stand in the middle of the triad. No higher and no lower in the triangle that supports our life here on Earth.