I'm not sure where the time went! I think I've missed a week somewhere, but nothing I can do about it now! I'm just going to blame Mercury wrecktrograde and call it good! Not a lot of time for updates uproars and upchucks this week as I've got the wordy muse busy with two projects and the muddy muse full of ideas in the studio—never mind the herby muse wanting her say and the knitty muse demanding some time!
This week's offering is going waaaaaaaaaay back to the beginning, with the first oracle I ever used, the Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson. You guys know the drill by now. What will this week bring to you? 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.
Elk is a reminder to pace yourself, and if this is your card for the week ahead, then it is telling you that you cannot do it all so don't try. You may have taken on too many commitments or trying to accomplish too much in too short a time; slow down. Seek help from those who are in your clan, those you consider to be your sisters and your brothers. Realign yourself with your natural pace. The world will wait, I promise.
No, this isn't a card about distraction, or at least, not for the main part, but then, being prepared is part of not getting distracted. If you chose this as your card you're being advised to plan ahead. Remember, it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark! Squirrel is telling you to honor the past by preparing for the future. Downsize, declutter, do whatever you need to get ready to gather in a new harvest, one that is more suitable to your current path. You can prepare for any event at any given time when you're not being distracted by things that are insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
In many traditions, frog represents the element of water, and of course water makes up much of our own physical being. We're drawn to the sea and linked to the tides and if we get too dehydrated we do not thrive. The element of water is also associated with feelings and emotions, and if Frog is your card for the coming week he is asking you to get in touch with your feelings and to use the cleansing power of water to rid yourself of any muddy emotions so that you can feel clean and whole again. Any person, place, or thing in your life that is not part of the solution could well be the part of the problem.