Tarot Blog Hop : Commune, Communicate, Commemorate

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Commune, Communicate, Commemorate with those who have gone on before us.

It’s Halloween and our lovely wrangler, Arwen of Arwen Tarot, gave us this brief: “It’s Samhain or MidFall. This is the last of the three harvests in the Northern Hemisphere and the advent of Spring in the Southern hemisphere. It is a time that I know as being a thinning of the veil…a time for the honouring of those who have crossed over before us. This will be a hop focused on communing, communicating and commemorating our loved ones.

communeIf I could ask my grandparents a question or two about their lives, I’d have to pick my maternal Grandmother. She’s been “felt” around my life a few times, but I usually send her away with a snarl and a reminder to never darken my thoughts again and for a while, she hasn’t. In life, I really didn’t know her, I don’t remember her at all. In truth,Β  she has more peace to settle with my mum than she does with me, but that’s over and done wi’. She’s buried now, I cannot change that. But if I wanted to open the veil….??

I do know, she read tea leaves at one point, then stopped doing so when my mum was in her teens. I never knew why. I never got to ask her if some of my gifts come from her side and why she never passed on those skills to my mum. Did she read cards at all? Playing cards, perhaps?

Major-13-The-JourneyIt got me to thinking, if she could answer me in Tarot, what would she say? I did ask for the reveal to be in a dream but I didn’t get a reply that I can remember! However, the Ancestor card is certainly one to pull out of this fabulous deck, since I’ll be asking to commune with my ancestors.

Another card that might come into play is The Journey Card. This is certainly about the ending of a cycle, the end of not knowing what my chosen ancestor was like, how much of her is really within me. It’s about taking what is useful and then using it in a clever, constructive way. Not easy, but certainly do-able.

The ravens are the guardians of the spirit of the dead. What doesn’t serve us, needs to be recycled and let go, so that we can make way for the future.

Major-15-The-GuardianThe final card for me this season is The Guardian. He’s the Challenge that lies before us and as afraid as we might be, we can’t move forward until we face that unknown. Are you afraid of him? If you’re not, you’re either a Fool or a God who has nothing to fear, but (and Star Trek, TNG reference here) even Q had lessons to learn.

What fears do you need to face now? Who do you need to talk with to overcome those fears? We’re all afraid of something, we’re all human. I know what I am afraid of, but I need to face that fear and perhaps this year, I will. Instead of running, I’ll face it. Why now? Well, I’m the big-four-o next year and I no longer wish to carry this burden around with me. I’m finally ready, I think, to let it all go. (No, Elsa’s not coming to sing for you here, sorry! She ran and didn’t quite face up to what she needed to until well after that song πŸ˜› )

So, for my sanity (or what might pass as sanity) I’ll meditate with my grand-mother this Samhain and put my ghosts to rest. I know she’s been ready to commune with me for ages, but I have not. Now, I am, so I’m going to do this. Guardian, bring it on.

Hope my post wasn’t too dark for you! If it were, ChloΓ« (going forwards) or Morgan (heading backwards) might have something lighter for you.

Blessed Samhain!

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Comments

  1. Vivianne October 31, 2015 at 19:42

    So these are cards you chose to represent your frame of mind & what you’re going to do ? But this is only half the story ! I want to know what she tells you ! πŸ™‚ x

    • Louise October 31, 2015 at 21:46

      That’ll be another post πŸ˜‰

  2. Nicole Dauch October 31, 2015 at 20:23

    Great post!

    • Louise October 31, 2015 at 21:49

      Thanks!

  3. Alison November 1, 2015 at 11:48

    My top three favourite Wildwood cards! I look forward to reading what your grandmother has to say to you… πŸ™‚

    • Louise November 1, 2015 at 21:57

      Aye, me, no so much! πŸ˜‰
      But she’s been around again, so, lets get this conversation over with.

  4. Joanna Ash November 1, 2015 at 13:37

    Yes yes! Do tell! I am eager to know what she has to share:) this is a beautifully written post my dear Louise.

    • Louise November 1, 2015 at 22:01

      thank you! I’ll post the reading I did with her present (so to speak) soon πŸ™‚

  5. Olivia November 1, 2015 at 15:51

    I think a little darkness is appropriate for this time of year πŸ™‚ I wish you well as you open up to communication with your grandmother!

    • Louise November 1, 2015 at 22:04

      Thank you! Likely to be the only time I’ll commune with her, she wasn’t a terribly nice lady when she was alive. πŸ™

  6. Karen Sealey November 2, 2015 at 23:55

    No cakes… AND finishing on a cliff hanger! Woman! What are you trying to do to me?! Hurry up… we need part two! πŸ˜€

    • Louise November 3, 2015 at 22:36

      Oh yes, a cliff hanger! πŸ˜›
      Next post is written, 1200+ words, so make sure you’ve some coffee to hand! πŸ˜€

  7. Ania November 5, 2015 at 10:49

    It will be interesting to see what she has to say and why she was unpleasant πŸ™‚

    • Louise November 5, 2015 at 15:31

      If ye get the time, the post with grandmother is up πŸ™‚

  8. Joy Vernon November 5, 2015 at 22:30

    What a cliffhanger of a post! Maybe you should do a tea leaf reading for her to speak to you. At any rate, I’ll be watching to see the resolution!

    • Louise November 5, 2015 at 22:54

      Part two is up too. πŸ˜‰

  9. Arwen Lynch, Professional Joy Seeker November 10, 2015 at 21:31

    Nicely done! Now to read the next part. πŸ˜€

    • Louise November 12, 2015 at 23:04

      Thank you! <3

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