Friday, March 21, 2014
Ostara Reading 2014
I had so many things going on yesterday that I wasn't able to blog about Ostara.
Ostara is a pagan holiday celebrating the change from winter's darkness into spring's light.
Let me tell you, I am so very happy to let go of winter this year. It is still hanging on here in the North country, and we have three foot high snow banks to prove it. This weekend is going to be super cold still, but I have hope that the sun will come out and stay longer, helping to warm us and melt the snow for good!
I am over joyed to have longer day light hours again. It will be so pleasing to see green grass and flowers blooming.
There was a blog hop that I did not get the opportunity to participate in this year, but I had such a relaxed couple of hours with my hot cocoa and some lovely posts to read through by other fellow Tarot buffs. It is always neat to see what others have to say, and their views on things. It reminds me that I am not alone in the world, and that others have similar views to my own. :)
On the Inner Whispers blog, I seen this wonderful spread that I thought very appropriate for Ostara, so I am going to borrow it to do my own reading, but I have changed the questions just a little bit to suit my needs better. I am also using my Gaian Tarot deck because the pictures are so lovely and help me feel the warmth that is lacking in the environment at the moment. ;)
Card one : What am I leaving behind in the darkness? - 9 of earth - A woman stands in a lavender field on an island where she has put down her roots. She has reached a time in her life when she is feeling fulfilled, content, and at peace with her home and her creative work.
I too have been enjoying my indoor time this winter, getting in touch with my creative side. For the first time in a few years I feel "myself" again, and at peace with the world around me. (mostly) I have spent a good amount of time getting in touch with my spiritual side and enjoying my children. I am growing restless and ready for a new adventure though, so it is good that I leave this behind me now and move forward.
Card two: What new hope is approaching? - 10 of water - Salmon that have survived to maturity are now swimming back up river where they were once hatched, and are ready to lay their own eggs that will become the next generation of salmon. They will then die, and either become food for other animals, or they will turn into future soil.
Some may see this as a bit of a negative card for this question, but to me it represents my goals coming into action and hopefully then manifesting. I have been stuck in a deep depression for a few years and coming out of it has been hard. This winter, "I" emerged, and now it is my time to let myself enter society again. I have been itching at getting back outside to begin taking walks in nature, and dropping the weight that I have put on while living the life of a hermit. It was a necessary step, and I am all healed on the inside. It is now time to do the hard work, and make my outside match my inside. :) This card tells me that it will not be easy, but there is hope, and it will be very rewarding shedding the rest of my old depressed self, and being reborn. It actually makes me excited!
Card three: What can help me stay motivated? - 3 of water reversed - three sea otters play mischievously enchanting others with their antics and charm.
This card reminds me that it is okay to ask for help if I need it, which I am going to ask a friend to walk with me daily, something I would not normally do. It also reminds me to find joy even when things are not going my way and are difficult. It is important to laugh, and to celebrate ones accomplishments no matter how small they are. Being a hermit served its purpose, but in order for me to stay motivated, I must allow myself to be around those who love me and make me feel good about myself. :)
I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring & something magickal comes your way!