I discovered this little challenge on Instagram and thought I’d give it a go. Since it’s not demanding a card pull each day, I thought it might be fun to use it for a couple of my Pagan’s Perspective posts instead of adding it to my daily rotations.
Two of Imps – Make good choices using the knowledge and advice that they give me.
The Chariot – Take control of your life and steer it in the direction you want to go while allowing my ancestors to help guide me.
The Hanged Man – Make time along the way to see others perspectives and try and see my ancestors perspectives as well.
17 Off and on around this time of year some things happen. But it comes with the territory, as the veil between the spirit world and the living one is very thin at this time of year. I am rather certain I had a visitation from my father last Samhain season, and it was not a positive influence for me. I’ve made precautions this year in the hope of it not being a repeat occurrence, but I would never forbid him from visiting entirely unless it became a repetitive issue.
18 As with the answer to the tarot card question asked in part one of this series, I don’t really have a suit that I associate specifically with this time of year. I think this might be because I see the suits as elements rather than seasons. When I am required to assign seasons to the suits, the Autumn season is earth/pentacles. But that is not limited to just Samhain, but the entire Autumn/harvest season.
19 Pumpkins (obviously) and other gourds. Apples. Dried orange and lemon rinds. Dried grasses and grains. Chrysanthemums, wormwood, and thistle.
This card is about making sure that I’m listening to my inner voice, inner knowledge, and intuition. These elements are things not based in logic or fact, and yet have the ability to guide you forward with true purpose toward your soul’s completion.
In acknowledging that my ancestors and guides speak to me through the signs and signals that my intuition and inner knowledge use to guide me, this essentially “doubles down” on the importance of making sure I’m not turning a blind eye to those messages, regardless of the fact that they come from a “less logical” source.
You work hard and do a lot for other people as well. There’s nothing wrong with taking a little time for yourself when you need it… or even when you don’t feel like you need it, but just want it.
Don’t allow your father’s voice and judgements rule your life and take away your joy, or enjoyment of the world around you.
Look at all the good you’ve done and stop judging yourself on the little things that don’t matter.
22 Yep. I used to love dressing up and going to parties with my sister. These days we don’t party all that much, but for the past few years I’ve still decorated for Halloween and handed out candy. And, as outlined in part one of this little quiz, I obviously also celebrate Samhain.
23 Every year around Samhain I watch two movies without fail. The 1968 version of the Night of the Living Dead and the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
I can do this by making sure I stay in contact with Gideon, and by making sure that I express my feelings to him honestly so that he can help in understanding what I’m feeling and other people’s feelings and reactions, as well as guide me in making better emotional choices.
26 Not this year. For the first time since I moved into the building I live in, I won’t be answering the door to trick or treaters this year. So… I won’t be dressing up. Altho… I might wear a pair of bunny ears to the farm in the morning when I go. Just for the hell of it.
This shadow rose up pretty heavy and strong last year, and I’ve noticed a slight resurgence of it this year as well. It makes it difficult to ask for help, and that is something I struggle with year round but usually becomes even more prominent during this time of year when I’m trying to get prepped for the holiday rush.
This was an interesting solution to giving love to the shadow mentioned above, and yet… it also makes sense to me.
The thing is, that when I am feeling like nothing is ever enough, I’m also feeling like I can’t catch up and can’t get ahead. That scarcity is right there on my heels, nipping at me along the way. It drives he harder and pushes me to do more. But it also feeds that shadow’s feelings of inadequacy.
Therefore, if I want to give this shadow some love, easing those feelings of scarcity is a must.
29 I don’t think that I have a favorite song for the season, actually. Although… Enya maybe, as far as music in general goes. Her music always feels just right at this time of year.
Intention – Page of Imps – Exploring and expanding upon my interests and curiosities. This summer, I had the intention on doing a lot of different little craft projects and inspirations.
Obstacle – Strength – The problem? Was that you can only put so much on your plate at once. I allowed myself to put myself first instead of the business, which for me is pretty huge.
Best Outcome – Six of Bats Rx – Staying put. I didn’t really advance all that much in my business over the spring and summer months. My heart just wasn’t into it and I was far too focused on my own self care and life stable and balanced. As a result, there was very little progress and very little change. Which honestly? Isn’t necessarily a bad thing, because it didn’t damage my business or cause a backslide and/or loss as a result.