Draw up to three cards from your tarot (or oracle) and use them for guidance in choosing something to share with us about your childhood.
The Emperor (Ego) – Once when I was very young (around the age of 9 or 10) my sister and I decided to do an impromptu ritual in our front yard. We had been doing our own rituals and spellcraft for quite some time, and we were both very confident in our abilities.
The Star (Elation) – We set up everything outside and began our ritual. Everything was going along great. We had been very careful in our set up and things were going smoothly.
Justice (The Lesson) – Until I accidentally bumped the small makeshift altar we’d set up using a wooden stool, and one of the candles toppled off into the dry summer grass. We were both barefoot and the little cup of water we had for offering didn’t put out the flames (which are incredibly difficult to SEE on dry grass in the middle of the day, by the way. I had to run and untangle the hose, turn it on and then bring it back, because we were not prepared! Half the yard burned before we managed to get the fire out.
Moral of the Story – When preparing for ritual or spellcraft? It’s not enough to prepare to do the ritual or spell. You have to prepare for if things go wrong as well. ie: If you’re playing with fire in the middle of a yard of dry grass? Have the hose ready and the water already turned on.
DECK USED: THE STITCH RABBIT TAROT