Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm Listening.

Being at a crossed roads in my life, I've been trying to be open to receiving any information that the universe wants to share with me lately. The fact that the rest of my herbalism course showed up on the same day that I set a 2010 goal to be in a better work situation was not lost on me. I have a deck of Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreeen Virtue and although I don't read tarot or runes, I do like to pull out this deck on occasion and see what the Goddesses have to say to me. Around the same time that I announced my goal and received my herbalism course, I drew these cards.

Sedna is the Inuit Eskimo and Alaskan Goddess of the Sea worshipped by hunters who depended on her goodwill to supply food. One of my fears of moving on from my current job to something that won't necessarily have a steady paycheck is that we won't be able to pay our bills. I felt that Sedna's message to me was to not worry about the future; to know that we will always be provided for and have enough to eat

The little booklet that came with the deck of cards has a description for each Goddess and what Her message may be. There were a few things in the description for Green Tara that really struck me. "...making decisions is the shortest route to triumphant passages" reminded me that once I make up my mind to do something, I tend to be a very determined individual. It also said, "She rescues us by empowering us to save ourselves." Nobody is going to change things for the better but me, so I better get a move on and fix this situation that's making me miserable.

Pele (the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes) is typically seen as a destroyer Goddess, but what people sometimes forget is that with destruction comes creation. She shows us that fire can purify, release us from the old to make way for the new, and ignite our passions. I believe Pele is telling me to go for it, to change careers and start anew.

Athena. I find it very fortuitous that Athena would grace me with Her presence here. Not only my maille shop's namesake, but I also recently came to learn of her relation to Asclepius and that she's also known as a healer (very appropriate to my study of herbalism, I would say). Athena is the goddess of wisdom, so in this case I think she's telling me to trust myself that I'm doing the right thing; to trust my inner wisdom.

I'm studying herbalism: Aeracura's symbol is flowers. The card's title is "Blossoming" and reads "You are just getting started, so have patience with yourself and the process, and do not give up." The words, the context, and the symbols are very reassuring.

I wasn't sure if I should share this spread because it was so personal and felt so right, but I think that I wanted to acknowledge it somehow. To say,

"Thank you, Great Goddesses. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance. I heard you."


Deanna Lack said...

Girlfriend, one of these days I'm going to make the trip so we can chat over a cup of something hot.

I'm in sort of the same place - trying to listen better to what the Universe has to say, at a crossroads. Do I want to invest more in my maille business, or do I want to farm?

I haven't pulled out the cards, but I'm not very good with them, either. Maybe I should give it a shot. Still, Synchronicity seems to be talking to me; I have someone who wants to help me with my maille and that might be a way to go. My favorite way to listen is journaling.

I, for one, appreciate your sharing.


So relating to those crossed roads, excellent, interesting post.

I might have to get some of those cards.

Also appreciate you sharing, thanks :)

M Dawson said...

What a good reading. I have a tarot deck of beautiful cat themed cards and sometimes I do a reading from that. I can't do them with your eloquence though....

Athena's Armoury said...

Deanna, I would love for a visit with you! Whether you take out your cards or journal, I think the important thing is to simply be open to receiving. Keep in touch and let me know how things are going for you.

Artisanne, they are a gorgeous set of cards. The artwork is amazing and I've loved learning about all of the goddesses included in the set.

Marjorie, that set sounds perfect for you! I think with cards or runes or any form of divination for that matter, it's important to have a connection with what you're using. I'm a complete amateur, though, so take that with a grain of salt.