Saturday, March 7, 2009

treading the border

the snow is steaming on the mum fields next door, a thick blanket of mist rising into the damp bright air. the birds are bickering and cheeping in the birches besides my desk. the waterfall connecting the upper and lower ponds gurgles over the rocks.

when i was little my favorite hour of the week was first thing saturday morning. early on a saturday, the long hours lie ahead, golden with potential, ripe with opportunity.

last night, i drew what i have come to think of as my Dream Card - a card from any of my tarot or oracle decks that draws my attention. it is the last image i hold in my mind before i fall asleep, it's an Invitation to Spirit to Visit me in my dreams. last night, i drew the ten of cups - the "quest for knowledge" card in the caitlin matthew's celtic wisdom tarot. it depicts a man on his knees before an enormous cup, into which otherworldly spirits pour Divine Energy. it whispered to me last night, and speaks to me even more loudly now.

my daily three cards are the knight of pentacles, the high priestess, and the five of cups. the five of cups is the most interesting card for me of all these three, the one with the most important part of the message. on it's most superficial level, i think of it as the "crying over spilled milk" card - because it usually depicts a hooded figure bowed over three empty cups while two full ones sit beside her or him.

but in this deck - the druid-craft tarot, a deck Beloved gave me for christmas this year and one i keep only for myself - the figure is depicted beside a river - with one foot hovering just above the water, and the other planted firmly on the earth. from out of the water, arcs a salmon - always a potent symbol in celtic myth. what this card says to me is that the way to bridge the gap between the OtherWorld and this one is to keep my heart open, and a few extra cups handy.

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.

15 comments:

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I always just love your post Annie!
So uplifting and descriptive.
"it whispered to me last night, and speaks to me even more loudly now"......
That's beautiful and heartfelt.
I hope you and Beloved have a wonderful weekend :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Laura Rose said...

Happy Saturday!!

Dina said...

that is lovely! a nice source of inspiration for me this morning.

Amy said...

Okay wonderful writing again. I also love to wake up and see what is going outside. If you get up early there is nothing around the the sounds of nature. What a great things to listen to. Today I heard the rain and I have not that happen in awhile. It is usually snow falling. Happy Saturday.

Lynette said...

i am glad you can have tarot cards. i have had them but it seems bad luck always follows them in my home. so i no longer even attempt to learn them. the first deck i had as a gift and then my 1st hubby announced he wanted a divorce (out of the blue) that same night. the second deck arrived and my home caught fire that day.
I am too scared to get a third.

Divaeva said...

Enjoy this fantastic day!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I haven't touched my tarot decks since we moved last August. My favorite set is a Celtic dragon set.

I'm glad you are sounding better!!

Juls said...

very interesting....as always

Martha said...

Thank you for sharing your Tarot card reading. Love the imagery, what is in those cups btw??

Barely Domestic Mama said...

I hope you have a great Saturday considering the rough week you've had.

Bee and Rose said...

Beautifully written, Annie! I love your triple play there:) May your weekend be filled with blessings!

April said...

I just love the way you write...like painting a picture with words. Enjoy your Saturday...it's beautiful here with temps in the 70's!

Allison said...

Great imagery. Happy weekend.

rightonmom said...

Very nice descriptions, vivid and just fun to read!

You seem very attuned to Spirit's presence, always a refreshing thing to see! Enjoy your Saturday.

Veggie Mom said...

I'm sooooooo excited that the sun will be hanging around an hour longer tomorrow...which reminds, me, I'd better set the clocks ahead! BTW, I'm starting a new Pop'rs Giveaway tomorrow!!