Well, what is there to say after these fires that came through Sonoma County? We are still coming through the recovery in a big way as our nervous systems wind down and we come together help and support each other in bigger ways than before. In October, I wrote what is below for tragedies in other places, but now it applies to us close to home, too.
Where can you find balance amongst the tragedy? Be involved and
active, call your representatives, volunteer your time. And also, balance that with the care that is necessary for yourself, your loved ones, your family. This is just as crucial. Find the place where you are not denying your pain, but neither are you wallowing, mired in thick, sticky mud.
Welcome the rain and shorter days and allow your breath to deepen, soften and release.
Rather than Tarot Tuesdays we now have Auspicious Saturday!
Join me at Retrograde Coffee Roasters, in Sebastopol, on Saturday, November 11th from 1:00-4:00pm for drop-in readings. No appointment necessary, readings start at $20.
So many delicious things at Retrograde, but I am particularly in love with their turmeric lattes. Enjoy one with me while you have your reading.
I am so pleased to be at this lovely spot and can't wait to see you there!
Are you curious about tarot card meanings? I've begun a journey through the Wildwood Tarot.
Below you will find the cards for the November forecast. Take several quiet moments to center yourself, breathing calmly, with eyes closed. Listen to any inner knowings that take place. When ready, choose card 1, 2, or 3, from left to right. ...
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Pause and breathe. Have you chosen your card for the November forecast? Do so now, before scrolling any further.
All three cards will be relevant this month. The card you chose will be especially potent.
Card 1: Ten of Pentacles
Of what benefit are physical things if they are not shared with your loving family, both blood and chosen? This November, keep you and yours safe, close, warm and loved.
Family dinners, bringing everyone under one roof, sharing what you've got with your community are all highly favored.
Of course this makes perfect sense for those of us in Sonoma County. So many have lost homes and are in the process of finding new ones, temporary and permanent. Offer up what you're able so we can all feel the richness and depth of our community. Don't forget to continue when the needs are less urgent and apparent.
Even if you're elsewhere, it's an excellent time to check in with your people and make sure everyone is physically and emotionally well cared for.
Card 2: Two of Swords
Refusing to see what is plainly in front of you is ultimately a self-inflicted wound. Yes, what you have to face may well be challenging and painful and so it is understandable that you would want to block yourself off from that.
The time though has now come to take off the blindfold, unfold your arms and plainly see the world and choices before you. You are strong enough; you are more than strong enough.
The pain of holding everything in, everything together will be worse in the long term than letting it go now and acknowledging what must be seen.
Card 3: Prince of Cups
In what ways can you offer your heart in a true expression of yourself without worry or self-imposed limitation? There are people ready to receive your sweet, genuine expressions of love and affection. You have to give them though and not just stare into your own cup wishing and hoping.
It's easy to get caught up in dreams about what you hope for, what you wish to have happen, and that can be pleasant and fun! Daydream away if you enjoy it.
If you want to have some of those dreams come true, or even be surprised at dreams coming true that you didn't even know you had, you might want to take some concrete action.
Say the words. Offer a hand. Make eye contact. Wink. ;)
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