Fact :: I never know where I am going with these drawings, but ever since I found my carnelian necklace – wrapped by my friend Sunshine (her birth name, seriously) – I’ve just wanted to draw more. In this random art, it looks like the Earth + Moon are hanging out as a sunflower. Jupiter, Mercury, and Mars wanted to join for some reason… which I am sure I will learn about “why” in some random way tomorrow. 😂
I am going to do a strange thing. I am going to share a personal tarot drawing for this day in the Phases of the Moon series. I had so much synchronicity today…not unusual for me, but it felt like the “old me” was back in a (good) way. I chose these cards…
I chose a water 💦 – fire 🔥 – air sequence. Mystery (Scorpio/Pisces energy) + Courage (Leo energy) + Soul (any/all energy). I’ve been noticing my own fire/water energy more lately through life in general. I am mostly fire…then water… . . . air is my weak link. But! Not my “soul” energy, that’s on lockdown for real.
What I get from this spread is more about my current chakra energy. My lower portion (below the heart) is in mystery. My heart center is strongly courageous. My upper portion is very connected to my the soul. The message is about bringing the missing element in: Earth. How can I bring all of this to Earth? How do I want to ground myself?
It’s two days before the Full Moon in Capricorn + International Tarot Day. I have a feeling this series will be like climbing a mountain and coming back down (visually, at least).
July 6th, 2017.
I did not realize “why” I felt drawn to doing some card readings for these daily posts lately. We are so close to the Full Moon in Capricorn. That’s my 12th House/ASC in astrology world…which explains the unconscious energy (“why am I doing this now?”). Apparently, International Tarot Day just so happens to fall on the same day as the Full Moon!
So, I will do something that day (July 8th) here. I’m not sure what. And, after this series, I will go back to stick figure/simple humor somehow :). For now, I will keep pulling cards and working on other art as my heart desires. That said…today I pulled the cards above. Well, the first one fell out of the box like a fish jumping out of its fish bowl. I asked the question, “how can anyone who reads this feel into their change(s)?”
-What I get here is two-fold. One, the unconscious energies floating around seem to want to jump out of their small world – to expand. The fish card literally jumped out as I stated before, and the moon in the card brings me back to previous posts on the moon. Specifically, Phases of the Moon: Day Six. Often, anger fuels us into action, into movement, into change.
-The second card feels like the conscious achievement of the unconscious seed (the fish) – if allowed to grow, of course. This card feels secure – for the most part. There is a “nesting” quality about it…but there is also the shadow warning of “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” Feeding off of The Fish card, I do feel like there are two main paths the unconscious may move into consciousness…much like the symbolism involved with Pisces. What are YOU wanting to create as you expand?
July 5th, 2017.
I cannot see the Moon tonight for inspiration. The sky still looks like this image. Also I don’t feel like doing artwork and my nails are drying. Excuses, excuses, right?
July 4th, 2017.
I am still working on other artwork that calls to me lately, but I am committed to my own contract with this series. Which specifically gave me freedom based on my moods/ intentional awareness with the Moon.
Interestingly, I am doing another watercolor of Jupiter in the piece I am working on… but I asked what the Moon had for us for tonight + tomorrow (Independence Day in the US). This image, from the Serpentfire Tarot deck, showed up.
“…represents raw potential….it is the process of change which is the focus of this card. Jupiter, large and calm, points towards fortune within the change we experience…the more we move in unison with change, the more fortunate we will be.” -Serpentfire Tarot, written by Devany Wolfe of S E R P E N T F I R E.
The question that comes to me is, “how are YOU stepping into change + abundance? What are you reaching for? What instinctual or fear-based patterns keep you in the illusion of lack? Who are you becoming? In honor of Independence Day in a country where independence is in question, I wonder what “independence” means to you.
July 3rd, 2017.