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Monday, 9 November 2015

Emerging from heartbreak

Tarot of the Spirit by P Eakins 
'Saturn in Libra
Meat to Bone to Earth to Meat
Evolution, Understanding, and Science
the infant rises, takes a life of its own
grief in rejecting the cradle
and yet
it must be done
Thy Will be done.'
--Tarot of the Spirit companion book, p169

Three of Swords, or Three of Wind as it is known in Tarot of the Spirit, is called 'Recognition'. It has only a touch of the RWS 'heartbreak' meaning. It is more concerned with breaking out of the cocoon of old thought and habits. The companion book points out that the swords on left and right have wings unfolding, like moth wings, wet and fresh from the cocoon, emerging from the darkness and getting ready to fly. I like the fact that the three swords have only one hilt. When they do take off, they will fly in the same direction. Or maybe the hilt will drop away completely -- who's to say? 

What new knowing or fresh direction could this card, as a daily draw, be pointing to today? Or could it be picking up on the general feeling lately -- of chucking out the old (I've culled a lot of old clothes and gone and bought new ones, which may not sound like much, but I never bother with clothes, I just wear whatever.) A sentence jumped out at me from the companion book: 'Old shells must be abandoned. There is no use for that which is too small. Concentrate on the new. Concentrate on the positive.' So yeah, all the clothes I've thrown out are too small. Very literal! :) I've also done something truly uncharacteristic and in the space of a week reorganised my routine a bit in order to travel by myself to Witchfest 2015. I've never been. So this is a new experience, a big adventure for me. I'm looking forward to it. 

I wore one of my new smocks and a pair of boots that I -- can you believe this -- impulsively stopped in Clark's and bought on the walk home -- yesterday. Hubby took a few snaps because someone asked to see the new clothes I've been buying. I'm also letting my hair grow out, thus the clippy. 

I've been in a year-long slump because of some not-at-all-good things that happened  last year, and I have pretty much worn the same 2 pairs of trousers and three shirts all year. Just did not care at all. In the last week, I've been digging out old jewelry, cleaning it up. Buying things with colour and pattern. It's a good sign. 

Have a great Monday! 


  1. Wow Carla, you are definitely shedding old skin in so many ways. I am so happy for you!!!

  2. Love this post, as well as seeing TotS being used. It's a great deck. I see the companion book arrived. It adds such depth to the cards. Enjoy your intrepid shedding, adding and initiating!

    1. Glad to find a fan of Tarot of the Spirit. It's a pretty deck.