Monday 9th September
Using the Heart of Faerie Oracle
54 - The Leaving
Everything you do, every new endeavour, means leaving something behind. This can be a place, a person, or even a state of mind. You can’t move forward without leaving some of what you were behind you. This is growth. It is important to acknowledge the leaving of things as you begin your journey. When you leave your house to go on a journey, be it long or short, it is a normal thing to tidy up before going. Putting things in their proper places, making sure that the plants are watered and the dishes are washed, is a way of ordering your mind and preparing it to go on the next step. When you journey psychologically, spiritually or metaphysically, you will also do well to leave your thoughts in order before you depart on that first step. Just as you would not venture into unknown territory without a map, you would be wise to ask for directions before you leave. In a reading this may mean taking another card to guide you on those first steps.
5 - Queen of Passage
All things change. All situations move from one phase into another. Sometimes those transitions are difficult. Letting go and moving on, whether to a new life, a new love, or perhaps a new phase of a current relationship, can be painful but the Queen of Passage is there to help with those transitions. She looks ahead with keen sight of the kestrel and can see the future with the wisdom of the raven. She holds a pomegranate, a sign of fertility. There is growth in the future. There is a way ahead. The darkness comes as you step from one state to another. The moment of passage between the past and future, between the worlds themselves, is a moment of surrender.
Trust this great queen to be your guide. Listen to what she has to tell you and then take that step. She will be by your side in the moment you move out of the past and into the future.
63 - The Dreaming
Creative thoughts/Imagination/Permission to Dream
How empty life would be if we couldn’t dream. I don’t mean just nighttime dreams, although they are important. I mean waking dreams. Imagination. Creative thought. That sort of dreaming makes us who we are. Faerie itself is a world approached by our dreams, seen with our inner eyes and felt with our hearts. In our dreams we can be free to explore the other realms and get to know the beings we meet there. We touch Faerie with our dreams.
The Dreaming is a gift for you, to remind you to dream, to be creative. No one is going to judge your dreams. Don’t be afraid to imagine what you wish for. By giving your wishes and needs a voice in your dreaming, you can help to bring them into the human world as well. Dream it first and see what happens. Of course, if dreaming has consequences, then perhaps it would be a good idea not to dream of a huge monster coming to eat your neighbour.
It almost seems unnecessary to interpret these cards because I feel as though they are all fairly self explanatory. This is not actually the first reading I did with this deck, but the first three cards didn’t feel right, but the very first card of this reading made perfect sense and answered a question I had. See, I journeyed last night to converse with a being I am getting to know, as I left the journey I heard the word ‘sacrifice’, The Leaving almost answers that in a nutshell. “Everything you do, every new endeavour, means leaving something behind. This can be a place, a person, or even a state of mind. You can’t move forward without leaving some of what you were behind you” – this could almost be the very definition of sacrifice.
Moving forward, the past few readings have been talking about moving forward, of change – almost as though I may not be getting the message. I think I am, I mean you can only move forward so much at a time, change I understand because change is inevitable, it happens whether we like it or not. “Letting go and moving on, whether to a new life, a new love, or perhaps a new phase of a current relationship, can be painful but the Queen of Passage is there to help with those transitions” the Queen of Passage says, perhaps she wonders if I am afeared of moving forward because it could be painful. I’m not sure I understand what could be painful, letting go of old memories and hopes can be hard, especially if you realise there was much left not done or said, however some things end that way – they’ll never have closure because they reached their inevitable conclusion – perhaps as people we need the closure because it somehow adds a final colour to the experience – an end note that is more satisfactory than the one we’re left with.
I love The Dreaming – I am a dreamer, always have been and I want to keep dreaming but have some of those dreams made manifest. “By giving your wishes and needs a voice in your dreaming, you can help to bring them into the human world as well” – yes please. I most definitely want some of my dreams to become reality.
This reading answered some questions and is helping me gear up for the week ahead. I may actually post the first reading because it may have some relevance to this one, I will just have to see how I get on. I am happy with this reading, inasmuch as it does give insight and voice to the new stages of my life.