Trying out the Snow Queen spread by the amazing @kellyann_maddox. So fitting for the New Moon. The patterns! ❄️❄️ #maryeltarot
The forces that genuinely move us forward are not always black and white. They are complex, powered by fearsome and sometimes dangerous energy. #FountainTarot nailed the energies of the Devil, hinting at the role of the shadow in personal as well as collective growth. Yesterday I committed a blog post (link in bio) about the collective shadow in relation to the global political climate of today. I am prepared for hate, unfollows and major shitstorms - friendly trigger warning. Inspired by some #ShadowWorkOctober prompts, as well as some other factors, I want this to be my first and last post on politics and I am not apologizing for what has been said. However, I'm very very open to constructive discussion. #collectiveshadow #shadowwork
This is Mr Phage, an amethyst skull that I got a few years ago during a trip to the Tatra Mountains with my father. Since then he's always been present on my Morana altar and relocated to ancestral altars during Forefathers (Samhain). Recently, thanks to Kasia from @wandsoftransformation I felt inspired to interact with him more, carry him around in my pocket, and play with him in my hands when I need to clear my mind. Curious to see where it takes me.
Evening walk 🕯️🕯️🕯️
Tonight we're dining with our Ancestors, sharing stories and celebrating our family bonds. Earlier tonight I participated in a beautiful Slavic ritual known as Dziady (Forefathers), conducted at the ancient burial mounds at the feet of Mount Ślęża. The flame that's burning in my household tonight is the spark of Swarożyc's Flame from the ritual, carried home to help my Ancestors and spirits of deceased loved ones find their way into our home. I hope you all are having a blessed Day of the Dead, whatever you're celebrating, with loads of family love, warmth, reverence and peace 🌹 #forefathers #dziady #rodnovery #rodzimowierstwo #dayofthedead
🖤🌹 IMPORTANT UPDATE 🌹🖤 Due to some unexpected family stuff popping up, I won't be able to post the Oct 30. Tree of Knowledge Spread for you guys on time. Family is always top priority for me which is why I had to make this decision. I most likely won't be available on here until November (past Halloween / Samhain / Forefathers). I promise I will post the spread as a bonus sometime in November. Until then, you're free to do the Mandala (Oct 31. prompt) a day early to wrap up your personal journey through this challenge. Have an amazing Day of the Dead, full of family warmth, reflection and ancestors' blessings! xxx 🌹 #ShadowWorkOctober
#ShadowWorkOctober Oct 27. Ruin: What destructive behaviors or habits do I engage in? This draw actually made me chuckle. Normally, Queen of Wands is my significator. In combination with the Queen of Pentacles, this has so many layers I'm not sure where to start with this. I guess I'll just mention a couple and keep the main chunk in my journal. Generally speaking, this is about major flaws of my personality. I have a tendency to addiction by default. In the sense that if I get addicted I get *really* addicted. So far I managed to combat most of the addictions I engaged in over the years. Smoking was the most difficult to get rid of for good but I made it. The one thing that still sticks around is addiction to crappy food like sweets etc. And this is the one I'll be taking care of next. Another layer of this issue is sticking around in friendships with crappy people for too long. It's not something that's happening to me right now but I definitely did experience some of that in the past. Yet another layer of the issue is the duality within me. It's funny, astrologically, I'm mostly just Fire and Earth. And so is my personality. At one hand, I care a lot about my physical comfort, being surrounded with beautiful things and having my house decorated exactly the way I want. I value financial stability and being down to earth and very organized with everything. At the same time I completely don't care for and suck at managing money, I'd rather just spend it all on one of my hobbies or give it away in the form of gifts for family and friends, to make someone happy and not to have a heavy pocket to manage. I hate having too much stuff - it makes me feel miserable, which is why I have to give things away regularly to keep the balance. I know this is exactly opposite of what I just said in relation to the earthy part but that's how I operate. Anyway, that's a lot to chew on, and there's more but I'll save it for my journal. #BohemianGothicTarot
#ShadowWorkOctober Oct 26. Roots: Where do I lack grounding and stability? I wanted to use an earthy deck for this one and #motherpeacetarot seems to be the most earthy one in my possession. The Emperor is the Sky God and Patriarch, Logos incarnate. Justice is portrayed as Mother Nature, the Just Matriarch. From this union of Masculine and Feminine emerges the Universal Egg, an archetypal symbol of all life, the Divine Spark from which the Universe is born. There's at least a few shadows related to this area for me. All of them revolving around the Masculinity-Femininity polarity. I find it difficult to stay grounded in this regard. I'm still learning how to balance my femininity with my Animus. Life has tossed me around from one extreme to the other. And let me tell you - both extremes suck and are damn dangerous. Denying the existence of these polarities is dangerous as well. It takes so much time to see the patterns of the waves' ebbs and flows, it will take me years to master this stuff. This is definitely not the place and time to discuss it at length though, so I'll cut it here.
#ShadowWorkOctober Oct 25. Saboteur: How do I sabotage my body? What of its needs am I ignoring? How can I take better care of it? Yeah man, that's me. A fucking Knight of Swords, standing there like an idiot and thinking about how I could improve my physical health, what kind of workouts I can do and how to organize it all. And that's it. I just keep getting stuck in the planning phase, as if I had no idea how to start. Since we moved out of the city at the beginning of summer, I stopped working out. It's not like I've ever been a sportsy kind of person but at least I did the gym every now and then. My gym pass is useless here (there's no gym here) and all I'm doing is hiking (quite a lot but only on the weekends). I've been meaning to start running for a month now. The conditions are perfect - forests and mountains 5 minutes from my house, this is exactly what I've been waiting for! I bought all the gear and stuff to be able to run comfortably in crappy autumn weather except for the shoes, and I got stuck. The funny thing is that I knew I was going to get stuck and that this prompt will be me guilt-tripping myself for it. I fucking knew it, I shit you not, and I still let it happen. Hilarious. This is how I sabotage myself - in this case my body. How can I take better care of it? Freedom. I already have it. Or should I say I still have it. My body is still functioning, it's more or less healthy, and it's craving more physical activity. I need to do this now. Because it will not get easier over time. Because my body deserves some goddamn sweat. #BohemianGothicTarot #VintageWisdomOracle
#ShadowWorkOctober Oct 24. Angst: Where in my body do I accumulate tension? What does it say about the way I handle difficulty / stress? I mostly accumulate tension in my jaw, I tend to clench it involuntarily during periods of heightened stress and pressure. What does it say about the way I handle stress? Well, The Hermit nailed it - I keep it to myself and process it on my own. It is a good thing, I don't see a problem with that, except that it becomes a habit and makes me not share things in those difficult situations where I could really use some help with releasing the pressure. There is this proverb that says: the shoemaker’s children are ill-shod. In Polish versions of the proverb it's all about the shoemaker himself, and not the children. The point is that it's not that easy to swallow your own medicine at times. The Discernment card shows the way to improving my ways of coping and taking it off the body. Self-observation is key to noticing symptoms in time and reacting before stress can do any harm to my well-being. #BohemianGothicTarot #VintageWisdomOracle
#ShadowWorkOctober Oct 23. Repulse: What part of my body do I love the least? How can I learn to love it? I was really curious about how tarot can possibly show me a part of my body. I reflected on the topic beforehand, of course, and had a few options in mind that need to be taken a closer look at anyway. I have to say I'm not disappointed with how the #BohemianGothicTarot depicted it. We're talking about hormones here. 9 of Swords is a perfect illustration of what it's like to suffer from any illness that fucks with your hormonal balance. Nobody can see it on the outside (unless they know what to look for) and at times you feel like you're going crazy - you might berate yourself for feeling and thinking the things you feel and think. Am I making a victim out of myself? Nothing is happening to me, why am I feeling this? Am I just weak as fuck or is it the hormones making me feel so exhausted? I had a lot of sleep, why do I have no power? Where is my sexual drive? - these are just some of the thoughts I might have on a bad day, on top of physical symptoms like hair loss, weight gain, feeling weak. Yeah, I do hate it a lot. Only recently I got a proper diagnosis of my thyroid illness, after years of doctors leaving me with nothing. There's definitely a lot of shadow content to work through around this topic for me, yes.
TFW your cat is like Bitch, this reading is absolute shit 😼 #witchescat
#ShadowWorkOctober Oct 20. Monsters: What do I fear the most? Where does this fear stem from? I wouldn't say that this is my greatest fear but I'm certainly anxious about someone ruining the things that I built for myself over the years. And that someone would be myself, of course. The anxiety of something lurking in the shadows, the anxiety of losing my little kingdom. All those precious Lego castles took some damn effort to build from scratch, after all. I know I'm turning this into a joke right now, but on a more serious note, I'll have to have a serious chat with myself and my Animus. Shit's been bubbling up to the surface for a while. #BohemianGothicTarot
Still collecting my jaw after I dropped it at my second @wardruna concert last night. These people are magicians, their music is sacrum. #Wardruna #Thurs