New Moon spread by @exploringlyyours 🌙 1. The Seed: Change. 2. What if... : The Tower + 3 of Cups. 3. Why not... : The Star. Heavy shit striking back. Let me just say that this Star card is stalking me since the very first day I held this deck in my hands. I guess it's time I do some digging and figure out what it's got to tell me. #maryeltarot #newmoonvirtualritual
I had two spare cards so here's my two extras for #createthisoracledeck challenge. And yeah, the pentagram is not in the video of the entire deck simply because it decided to hide and I only noticed its absence after I published the vid. Anyway! ◾The one on the left portrays a Matryoshka doll. Amongst many things, she's a symbol of femininity, potential, but here I wanted her to portray all three stages of Woman's life - virginity, motherhood and cronehood. ◾The pentagram is a symbol of protection and that's what I felt was missing in the deck.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ◾27/30: Any type of vehicle ◾ Of course mine had to be a witch's broom. Before you ask, it totally is a vehicle! You can use it to fly high, move between dimensions but also to clean space and ward off shit you don't want near your sacred space.
Here's my entire deck for #createthisoracledeck challenge, in no particular order. I know I'm a little early but I finished my deck last week when I was sick and home-bound and had too much free time on my hands. Let me know if you'd like me to share a free digital version of this deck for everyone to print for their personal use. I got a couple requests for that at the beginning of the challenge but now that it's all complete you can decide whether this deck is something you'd like to use in your practice or not. Thank you Kristen (@otmoraclecards) for hosting this challenge! It's been really interesting and I learned a bit about myself too. I'll include all my thoughts and process concerning this challenge on my blog at the end of March.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards 👁️ 26/30: A body part 👁️ I chose an eye. Amongst all the senses that we have to our disposal we mostly rely on our sight, unless it is or suddenly becomes unavailable to us. When an animal hears something the first thing they do is turn their ear in the direction of the sound. When we hear something we turn our head to see where the sound came from.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ✴️ 25/30: the last meal you ate ✴️ Technically not a meal but coffee is what accompanied me this whole month when I was creating my cards in the mornings. I love me some morning coffee, it's a part of my morning ritual. I sit and think and tune myself for the day ahead, sometimes with cards, sometimes reading and lately painting. I've noticed that without this hour-long morning ritual I become tired faster, I'm less focused and sometimes more prone to feeling dissatisfaction and being less productive at work. So it's a non-negotiable part of every day for me as it directly contributes to my well-being.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ✴️ 24/30: A number from 5-9 ✴️ I went for 8 which is my favorite number. I was born on December 8th, so that's basically the reason. But other than that, 8 is a number of balance as well as a symbol of infinity if you look at it from the side. This card can be read both horizontally or vertically, depending on preference. I decided to speed up the process of finishing my deck this week while I'm sick at home and got a lot of free time on my hands. I've got one last card to finish + two additional cards left over from cutting out the cards. Any suggestions on what to paint on these two additional cards? Let me know if you have any ideas! 💜
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ⚪ 23/30: number between 0-4 ⚪ I chose 0 and it became a mirror. Zero is absolute potential. What the mirror is going to reflect is solely dependent on the one gazing into it. It's a reminder that we should not seek responsibility for our lives outside of ourselves. We cannot blame the mirror if we dislike the reflection.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards 💚 22/30: Least favorite color 💚 Green is definitely NOT my least favorite color. I chose it because I noticed while going through the cards I made so far that there's barely any green in the deck. It's interesting how there are some colors that we barely reach for spontaneously in painting, unless it's intentional. It's not exactly random and meaningless. Green is the color associated with the Heart. There's also feeling green. And the guy in green suit, Peter Pan (Is this it, @jodicleghorn? 😉). All these meanings speak of being child-like, naive, wide open, innocent. I sometimes struggle to stay open, I often feel not ready when it comes to taking risks, taking a leap of faith. Sometimes I'm a seed that's hesitant to open up and start sprouting. I might be unsure of the quality of the ground I landed on, it might not ensure my growth but in the end I have to do it or I'll rot and it will be too late. This card shall be a reminder of that.
I dreamed about war. War as one of the most representative collective shadows of my nation. Nazis, bombarding my city, and me and my loved ones trying to find a way to survive in this madness. I decided to try out a spread that @thebardslament suggested in one of her dreamwork videos (thank you!). It's called Confusing Dreams Spread: 1. Why am I having this dream? 2. What does this dream have to tell me? 3. What is the hidden message in this dream? 4. Is there a lesson/advice to be learned from this dream? 5. How do I apply the advice/lesson to my waking life? Shit's heavy. #maryeltarot
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ⚫21/30: Favorite color ⚫ I chose black. Not necessarily because I like it more than other colors, I like them all, but because when you mix all the colors that's what you get - black. In western cultures black is usually associated with mourning. We don't talk about it much. About mourning. It's difficult to share and difficult to hold space for someone to open up about it. Shit, it's even difficult to hold space for ourselves, to allow ourselves to mourn. A good way to mourn is to remember, to not be afraid to remember. It should be a regular practice, somewhat similar to the practice of gratitude, except to remember the people, situations, feelings that we mourn after. To remember that pain is sometimes a bigger part of us than we might dare to admit.
Happy Spring Equinox / Jare Gody! 💚 #springequinox #jaregody
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ♥️ 20/30: Favorite swear word ♥️ Here's a fancy, juicy FUCK. I honestly prefer Polish swear words over English, as one Polish swear word can mean hundreds of things. It's impossible to explain to English-speaking people, so a classic Fuck will do. Swear words are Words of Power. No matter the language they convey emotion - controversy, riot, strength, surrender, love, hate - everything that moves us, everything we care about.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ✂️ 19/30: Rock, paper or scissors ✂️ I caught a flu or something so I'm posting straight from my bed covered in art supplies and tissues 😂 I chose scissors. CORD-CUTTING. Whether we're cutting the umbilical cord of a newborn or doing a cord-cutting ritual to sever the ties with those who we wish no longer to be in our lives, the act of cutting is the moment when we become this much free, independent. It's not possible to not rely on others at all - we have to coexist. But there's times when we need to be reminded or made aware that it's time for some cords to be cut, that some people should not be included in our life anymore for our own good. It does not only concern people but also our own behaviors, ways of thinking, addictions. It's all good until it's good no longer - and that's when we have to cut the cord ✂️
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards ⚫18/30: Square, circle or triangle ⚫ I can never have enough circles in my deck, so I added another one. Eclipse. It doesn't matter that much if it's a sun or a moon eclipse but it might alter the meaning depending on what pops up in our mind first. Eclipse is a time when the usual order of things gets interrupted by darkness. It might cause us trouble if we're not prepared for it to happen. But if we're aware and prepared we might be able to use this special moment to our advantage. I remember the Blood Moon Eclipse back in 2015 - I did a lot of witching that night and captured that special energy in handmade magickal tools and objects that accompany me to this day. This card is supposed to be a reminder of that Blood Moon for me.
#createthisoracledeck hosted by @otmoraclecards 🐂 17/30: A symbol of wealth 🐂 Posting early cause Fridays are always busy as fuck for me. Cattle is a popular symbol of wealth. Before money became a thing, people would measure their wealth in the amount of cattle they owned. When you look at a horned cow's profile you can notice that it resembles the Fehu rune. Fehu means cattle and wealth and - on a deeper level - the wild, untamed, primordial Fire.