Monday Musings on Tuesday (again) because yesterday got eaten by locusts! Tarot Tuesday, then—except that I'm not using tarot cards today, I'm using The Flower Speaks oracle by Marlene Rudginsky, because, well, there is an awful lot of floral activity going on here at the moment, from the blooming weeds in the garden (ha, see what I did there) to the herbs I'm waiting on to start the smudge and incense blends. It's all go here—I love it!
Monthly forecast? Weekly forecast? Daily forecast? It's up to you, you know the drill! Pick the one that calls to you, then read the reveal in the comments for a mini-reading for the week ahead, or read them all as a story-telling spread. Your reading, Your call. I'm just the messenger.. I'm still offering private readings, too, so if you want to know a little more about what the universe has in store for you, hit me up. "I'm here to help."
Violets are filling our yarden at the moment. Weed or flower? You decide—personally I love them and I have encouraged several different kinds to take over the shady spots and the bits around where the other plants are growing. Mark Twain once said, "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it, and this pretty much sums up this card. It is a card of gentleness and if this is your card for the rest of the week, it's a reminder to be gentle with others but most of all with yourself. It's also a reminder that you are allowed to be your authentic self. Being you is your superpower! You don't always have to be bright like the Sun. It's okay to glow like the Moon from time to time.
Middle: Water Lily
In many ways, this is another card reminding you to connect with your gentler side. Water Lily reminds you to be open, to be true to yourself. It's a reminder that big boys do cry when they are full of emotion and girls don't always have to be demure and fragile. If you chose this as your card, then once again you are being encouraged to be your authentic self, to embrace all aspects of who you are, but most of all to be realistic. That's often the hard one, for emotions seem to have a mind of their own sometimes! Ask yourself; are you truly feeling this, or is it just conditioning from the past. In this day and age, true authenticity is a rare and special thing.
My Cherokee family taught me that Selu was the corn mother and she was the one that gave the gift of life to the people. If this is your card for the rest of the week, it's asking you to look at things with a very practical eye. It's encouraging you to be nurturing to others and responsible in your commitments. Don't get so pragmatic that you forget how to laugh, though. Corn reminds you that all things are connected, and that while it's okay to take your obligations seriously, don't take yourself too seriously, though, or you will create obstacles and frustrations. Be like the corn; put your roots firmly in the ground, then reach for the stars.