Faeries’ Oracle Card of the Day #53 Death in Reverse Death speaks of natural and timely endings, release and liberation. She indicates significant change and marks a stage of the cycle of rebirth. When we look for certainty and instead we find open doors to those unknown, darkened spaces, that is the essence
Wildwood Tarot #2 The Seer On the Wheel of the Year the Seer governs the time of vessels, between Lammas and Samhain. The midway point is at the Autumn Equinox on Septemeber 21st. Her element is water. She speaks of reflections and emotion and the inner world. This time is ideal for inner work as
Cause and Effect in human relations, love for others, for mankind in general, Zarathustra demonstrates in a few sentences how the act of gift-gifting illuminates human relationships.
A short reflection based on the reading of the poem Cradle Song written by Alfred Lord Tennyson:
why, in our youth are we so eager to leave our mothers, to leave the nest, to grow? With exceptions, most of the dangers in life are beyond the safety of our homes and yet we seem to have this drive to run toward them as fast as we can. Then as adults it seems reverse our drives and we become afraid of the change that the world brings. Sometimes we are so afraid to leave the nest, we are caught by it, trapped there and stagnant. What is the happy middle ground? Do you know your nest? Are you able to leave?
A symbol for the void, the space between here and the Otherworld or the conscious and unconscious mind, as well as intelligence, creativity, and spiritual strength. The crow is a messenger between this world and the Otherworld.
Altarwise by Owl-Light is a poem rich with feeling, symbolism and spirituality. Thought to be one of the more surreal and challenging works from Dylan Thomas’ collection of poetry because of the heavy reference to complex philosophical notions of time and space and the deeply religious symbolism. I felt the potency of this poem from the first line and find the imagery incredibly inspiring and engaging. I don’t think the sentiment of the poem is challenging because there are so many lines that are really yummy to read just in the way the sound and rhythm of the words come together.
I found the experience of reading the poem and writing this article invigorating and healing for me. I felt like my mind had been stagnating and this was just what I needed to revive me! In addition to sharing the poem I have briefly defined some of the terms to enrich the reading:
Furies, Abaddon, Mandrake, Capricorn, Cancer, Pelican of circles, Adam, Jacob, Nettle roots, Hemlock, Tree- tailed worm, Eve, Skullfoot, Rip Van Winkle, and Antipodes, what do they have in common, and what is their significance? I hope you enjoy and I would love to hear your feedback!
Painting: Hylas and the Nymphs (1896) by John William Waterhouse. Hylas Hylas’ characterises the features of male delicacy, passivity, youth, beauty, and mortality. Hylas is the companion and servant and/or son of Hercules in Greek and Roman Mythology. He joins Hercules as one of the Argonauts until he is abducted by the Nymphs and disappears