Tarot from Conscience (or the Traveling Moth)
A space for tarot reflection for the day, week, or moment it comes across your screen. Each of these is reworked intentionally for The Edge, from the egregore of GroupTarot’s Card of the Week, to center education, diversity, and intuition.
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I hope you all had a lovely Valentines, Galentines, V-day, or just plain o’le Monday yesterday. In my case, it was also my sweet sixteen with Portland Oregon. I fell in love with Oregon’s curves at sunset, driving I-84 at sunset, watching the fiery colors dance across the Columbia River, while singing Melissa Ethridge at the top of my lungs.
This week, Tarot of the Sidhe gives us,
Warrior Three inverted. Alignment.
What do you do when you’re out of alignment? When your energy is draining out faster than it’s being replenished? When you’re burning up yourself, your friends, your family, your spirit? Burning the candle at both ends, upending your cup, (the Moon looks like an upended bowl or cup to me.)
How do we turn it around? To be in alignment?
What I did before choosing this card is one tactic, the Tao breath. Starting my day with some pilates work is another.
Lying flat on your back to reset your nervous system is personal favorite. My most influential undergrad Feldenkrais teacher Phyllis Griffin (also my first Black female teacher in a traditional educational structure) asked us all on the last day of class to promise her that if we kept only one ATM, that it would be this one. I – and my classmates – promised to lie on our backs, resetting our nervous systems whenever our bodies said to.
Hmmm… I could recommit to this promise. I’m pretty good at it, but I get conflicted; like now when my spine wants the floor and other parts of me want to continue channeling this card.
I’m going to lie on the floor now.
Did you join me on the floor for a few breaths?
I definitely feel better after lying on the floor (shavasana for the yoga practitioners reading) doing some pelvic clock ATM and then cat/cow poses.
These are also some of the tools I use in my Mind, Body, Voice Connection classes. There are a TON of physical exercises to release stress and realign, which I find even more potent when done with voice.
I love that Emily Carding illustrated this card with three around a Stonehenge or Avebury like sacred formation. It asks the question, are we walking our talk? Is our spirit aligned with our work and with our friends? Or are we allowing folx who are out of alignment with us to be in our world and leech our energy? Are we falling back into the status quo, a desire for “normalcy” rather than working to create something better, more equitable, more sustainable?
Maybe it’s time to intentionally burn unhealthy bridges, when it is truly for greater wellness.
Another way to shift back into alignment is through celebration and gratitude. Personal rituals, celebrating the rising Sun and Moon, breathing in their radiance, illumination and brilliance.
Depending on when you’re reading this we’re within Full Moon energy – this month’s Full Moon deck reviews are up on my YouTube channel and I have a special guest, Arwen Lynch-Poe! We have a grand time talking about three of her Oracle decks.
Full Moon’s are a time to charge our dreams, cast our spells out in the world. We can do what’s within our power to release difficult situations, make healthy changes, rearrange our furniture, de-clutter with intention – it is almost Spring Cleaning time. We can draw down the moon, filling ourselves with the energy we need to realign on our path.
More about the deck’s creator – Emily Carding https://www.emilycarding.com/
To purchase this deck – Richie bought this locally to him at Enchanting Mystickal World
Further recommended reading – Learn more about Feldenkrais Method https://feldenkrais.com
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