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cLaRiTy ReAdInGs

 Daily tarot/oracle card readings
for the Aquarian Community

 

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Today’s card: Amethyst Awakening: Healing Addictions (27/9)

Do I think rocks magically heal complex conditions? No. Medical slang aside, there are all sorts of ways we block, avoid, silence, dim or drown the persistent pain that comes from deep, seemingly unreachable places. Some people use actual drugs. Some people use work or constant busyness. Some people use entertainment or spending money. Some people use art, creativity, or religion. Some people use interpersonal drama. Some people use family or even have babies to distract themselves from looming feelings of inner worthlessness or despair. Coping methods are as unique as one’s flavour of pain. Without these barriers, crises can occur. “Healing” in the metaphysical sense is the process of intentionally allowing inner pain to surface without dampening or diverting it. Prepare yourself mentally and then let it come up, let it cause all sorts of horrible feelings. Endure them, explore them, accept them, cherish them, release them. It’s impossible sometimes. Other times, you may gain an...

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Today’s card: Deep Knowing (43/7)

The moon (which we honour on Mondays/“moondays”) is associated with intuition, a source of knowledge that has little to do with assembling facts or calculating data. It’s often mistaken for imagination, and in school we get it hammered into us that deductions from fact-based information is knowledge and everything else is fantasy. But the unseen world—made of realms without measurables of time, space or proportion—can only be described by relationships, or what magicians once called “correspondence”. Gold is associated with the sun not just because of colour, but because they share intrinsic properties and, therefore, are linked spiritually. The owl is associated with wisdom because it’s a nocturnal animal with excellent night vision, able to detect things usually invisible in the dark—making the owl a close friend of the moon and a symbol of esoteric or occult knowledge. The study of correspondences is the foundation of intuitive interpretation. Traditions that seem very...

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Today’s extended reading for the full moon in Leo on Feb 5: Accelerated change, proficient adaptation and making the unconscious conscious

If you feel like time is already moving fast, hold onto your butt because things are shifting into an even higher gear. This speed is both actual, as the earth spins faster and our solar system moves into a zone of time compression, and relative, as the earthly systems and frameworks we rely on are less and less able to keep up with the shifting desires and thought patterns of Humanity. The first two cards out are from the Egyptian tarot, and both arrive upside down. First is the Twilight (18/9), known as the Moon in other decks, and feels very eclipse-like. Leo is such a masculine, solar sign that in reverse, the tiny symbols of Aquarius (Leo’s opposite) and Venus bring an extra layer of meaning: this is feminine power (intuitive, life-giving wisdom) wielded in a masculine way (leaping into the material world to provoke change). Second card is the Thunder-Struck Tower (16/7)—interesting since the sun will be at 16° of Aquarius during the full moon. Again, reversal brings a new...

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Today’s cards: Aspen Spirit: Courage (3) and Owl Spirit: Wisdom (27/9)

The blue morpho is a large, iridescent butterfly found mostly in South America, far away from the aspen groves of temperate northern forests. It requires courage to go on a journey outside the realm you know, to be a stranger in a strange land, to exist in a time or place with unfamiliar surroundings and people where you obviously don’t belong. Strange people with strange gifts have been, at best, under-appreciated in this world, at worst ostracized from communities or locked up in institutions or murdered after falling afoul of unjust authorities. Depending on your circumstances, it may be prudent to hide or etherealize your wings until the danger passes, like the wise woman in red. The wise owl advises to practice your arts in secret, in isolation, at night, in order to keep from being bothered or hindered. Going out into the world with your shiny wings sparkling in the sun may entice ignorant people to tear them off, keep them for souvenirs. But we can’t all hide forever, and...

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Today’s extended reading: The green comet and the refreshment of humankind

I decided to look into the nature of the green comet that is visiting us again after 50,000 years. What came out of the cards is a story of joy, pleasure and creativity being siphoned out of Earth humanity, and a call to refocus on these “lost arts” as a key to growing a new paradigm of society. The last time this comet came by, neanderthal humans were ruled by the Annunaki god-kings, who were still tinkering with our DNA to better and worse effects. Earth was under the domain of very different beings, and the age of Man had not yet begun. And when it did, adolescent humanity was so heavily influenced by negative grey/reptiloid values that we very nearly destroyed ourselves several times over. What we have now is a planet full of people who are enslaved to an unnecessarily draconian economic system, where passion, creativity and joy are, at best, secondary pursuits after financial demands have been satisfied. This situation is, and I cannot state this strongly enough, absolutely...

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Today’s card: Neptune: Vision (26)

Weird energy all last night and into this morning, prickly and insistent. Felt like being awake through my dreams, which were full of themes of death and resurrection. Looking at the stars, I find a few exact trines and sextiles from sun/moon to inner and outer planets. But Neptune, who emerged from the Astro deck as soon as I picked it up, is totally unaspected in its home sign of Pisces, despite being in the middle of the mix. An unaspected planet can be loud and confusing, because its energy isn’t being channeled into a dynamic with another body. Neptune out of aspect can bring heightened sensitivity, dreams, fantasies, or disturbances in the body and mind. The ice shard barrier pictured on the card functions like a radio antenna. Crystallized water vibrates and transmits very well, but if there’s no translator or transmuter to help process the signals, they may come through sharp and strange. Neptune is the sign of collective vision: though the world might agree that things...

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Today’s extended reading: Deeper relationships with non-physical guides

This is a reading I did for myself under the question “How do I develop or nurture relationships with guides/friends that reside outside my 3D time/space?” I figured it might be interesting to others since there’s more and more interaction these days between “inside” and “outside,” whether that means inner archetypes that come from the collective unconscious or our own past lives, or beings in other densities or realities who are further along the path of spiritual evolution. In my case, these beings are influences that I have mysteriously strong connections with, some of whom have names, who offer guidance and wisdom and love to me in particular but also to many others. As I often do, I started out with the astro deck but no cards would come out. I see this as a key. My question reaches outside the structure of our zodiacal, physical experience and requires some abandonment of conventional reason and sense. Onto the Thoth deck, where the first card out is the Chariot (7). This is...

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Today’s card: Baby Steps: Action. Follow your intuition before it makes sense.

It took me a long time to realize that success and competence are completely unrelated. When I was a kid, I assumed people in leadership positions were there because they had passed a threshold of competence and mastery that other people had not. I assumed that those who made the most money, those who were lauded most favourably in public, had worked tirelessly honing their skills or were at least possessed of undeniable talent. I mean, that’s definitely what we want kids to think so we can trick them into obedience and servitude. But nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, skill and talent are sometimes rewarded. So are manipulation, deception, cruelty and total incompetence. If there’s no guarantee of success or reward, the path itself must be where value lies. The three identical figures on this card could be moving forwards, backwards or appearing in all three places at the same time. Maybe what’s through the shiny portal is the bottom of the same staircase that we...

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Today’s cards: One Tribe: Community (17) & Distant Healing: Healing Transmission (10)

These cards bring together two concepts I don’t exactly trust at face value: community and healing. In my experience, communities (family units, social groups, even nations) can survive all sorts of dramatic change that is inflicted from the outside. But rarely do they adapt to drastic internal change that erupts from within, like personality shifts or changes in the beliefs and values of their members. Instead, they eject the offending members or they split into new groups. The “Aquarian community” is an oxymoronic thought experiment: a group committed to radical and continual internal transformation has no ideological glue to hold it together, as any fundamental tenet or viewpoint may be jettisoned at any time by any member in service to their own path of change. “Healing” is simply change in the direction of wholeness or unity. I suspect that only self-healing exists, and that any situation that appears otherwise involves either a deep, intimate collaboration where two souls...

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Today’s card: Water Spirit: Manifesting Dreams (46)

Playful otters have come to remind us that all manifestations are as temporary as a flowing river. Water conforms to whatever container it’s poured into, but water will also rapidly reform the container given the opportunity. Once a dream, thought or idea is born into physical matter, decay and degradation begin almost immediately. Just a glance at the state of our infrastructure around here underscores the fact that maintenance energy is just as important as manifestation energy, if not more so. But there’s also no need to bemoan the crumbling, melting forms that we once brought into being, or to shore up relics that have passed being useful. The dream world and the solid world are equally ephemeral. Perhaps the antidote to a society full of garbage, broken systems and out-of-step institutions is to keep the built world small, temporary, uncomplicated and receptive to constant reformation based on needs that arise. Maybe our purpose as human beings isn’t to build and grow an...