Libby Ferris, 129 TCCS
These cards were chosen in the light of the most recent full moon, while at its peak. The moon contributed to the energy poured into this piece as I struggle to find the words to describe the ethereal experience that is life. Wishing you love and peace in this time of reflection as we complete another rotation around the sun.
Have a look at your sun sign and your ascending sign. If you don’t know your ascending sign you can find it here. If you still don’t find what you’re looking for, ask God. Or me.. you can always text me. I’m on Line.
As the moon wanes and the year fades, it’s time to reconnect to your heart center. Move from there, allowing whatever is to just be. This time of the year can stir up emotions, uncomfortable emotions. Just let them be. Just like this watery card, allow them to flow. There’s no need to define, no need to hide, and no need to do anything with emotions. As the fiery Aries we are, we tend to get caught up in the ‘doing’. People of action. There is a time and place for that, allow NOW to not be that time. “Let yourself be softer and more receptive now, because an inexpressible joy is waiting for you around the corner.”
“The distinction between the grasses and the blossoms is the same as between you not knowing that you are a Buddha and the moment you know that you are a Buddha.” The northern hemisphere is now entering winter while inside your Earthy self, eternal spring is blossoming. This end of the year bloom is the result of all your inner work. Enjoy it now, smell the roses. “Your base is solid now and success and good fortune are yours for they are the outcome of what has already been experienced within.”
“Hurry up and wait.” Seems to be a day to day theme in Thailand. Even when we want it least, it serves a purpose. Whether your time here is coming to a close or your soon to be entering another year, allow yourself to sit in the space of your patience. Maybe its grown or decreased in volume during your time here, either way its precious. It’s that moment before the sun hits the horizon and all the world waits in the still darkness. “In silence and waiting, something inside you goes on growing, your authentic being. And one day it jumps and becomes a flame, and your whole personality is shattered; you are a new man.”
“‘Experiencing is the feeling of wonder itself, the thrill of communion, the gentle touch of our connectedness with all that surrounds us.” Sometimes we feel that “all that surrounds us” isn’t good or positive, that doesn’t make it less valuable. It’s those moments in which we are truly intertwined with existence. The feelings and emotions drag us through the ups and downs of life. The contrast that we acquire through life experience keeps us alert, present, and able to commune with what is. Actually EXPERIENCING each moment.“The woman in this card is not just touching this tree, she is in communion with it. She has almost become one with it. […] If you haven’t heard nature whispering to you lately, now is a good time to give her the opportunity.”
“Being ‘in the gap’ can be disorienting and even scary. Nothing to hold on to, no sense of direction, not even a hint of what choices and possibilities lie ahead. But it was just this state of potential that existed before the universe was created. All you can do now is to relax into this no-thingness…fall into this silence between the words…watch this gap between outgoing and incoming breath. And treasure each empty moment of the experience. Something sacred is about to be born.” – Osho
What he said.
“Rather than night opposing day, dark suppressing light, they work together to create a unified whole, turning endlessly one into the other, each containing in its deepest core the seed of the opposite.” The ‘old self’, the ‘future self’, and the you right now, at this moment, with your thoughts, your joys, your sadness, your “flaws”, is perfect. They are all here to serve you. Try not casting them out, sit with them, especially the ones you “hate”. Sit with them, without forcing change, without fixing…just be with them. This is integration. This is merging of all your parts to form your greatest, most complete, whole self. You, as you are, are perfect.
You are more than you show yourself to be. You know this, we know this…so quit playing the part. We know you’re a beast. A fierce lion within. We want to see you. When we want to be accepted, more appealing, protected we put on the sheep’s clothing. The whole group has created the sheep’s wool to keep them safe. When we wear the wool for too long we forget the man that lies below, just beyond the surface. It’s time to drop the wool. You that has so much to offer, so much to share with the world. Let your loving compassionate Libra shine forth and bless us with your light.
The mind is a crazy place full of tricks and traps to keep us from experiencing life as it is. Oh the drama of it all. As you look at the gears and pulleys of your mind don’t get stuck. The mind isn’t meant to trap us, we are supposed to trap it. Grinding on our cues, firing on our request. Don’t let it pull you in. Maybe your traveling for the holidays, staying at site, or on your way to serve in Thailand…wherever you are, take a moment, find a quiet place and leave your mind behind. The present awaits you.
“Because of your willingness to accept the recent challenges of life, you are now—or you soon will be—enjoying a wonderful ride on the tiger of success.” Wow! Just in time for your birthday! HOLLAH! Now is the time. Celebrate! Just as the valleys of life do not last, neither do the peaks. Enjoy them while you ride them. “One moment you are the wave, another moment you are the hollow wake that follows. Enjoy both—don’t get addicted to one.”
“Whatever has been absorbing your time and energy is now coming to an end. In completing it, you will be clearing the space for something new to begin. Use this interval to celebrate both the end of the old and the coming of the new.” Completions can be scary as we start something new or have nothing new to start. Do not fear. This in between, this finishing of a cycle, a time, a season, is rich with the juice the next fruit has to offer.
Like this little one, you may be entering a new unexplored area of your life… like walking into an unknown forest, it can be scary. We’re taught to fear this unknown. But how could the rainbow on your path be so scary? We may not know what lies at the end or along the way but we do know that now is the time to take that step into the unknown. “Zen says truth has nothing to do with authority, truth has nothing to do with tradition, truth has nothing to do with the past—truth is a radical, personal realization. You have to come to it.”
“People are afraid, very much afraid of those who know themselves. They have a certain power, a certain aura and a certain magnetism, a charisma that can take out alive, young people from the traditional imprisonment.” With the light of your inner truth guiding your way, you can not go wrong. People may doubt and beg and plead that you go the right way, their way. Do not forget you. Do not forget the truth you worked so hard to find. It is not their path your lighting, it is not their dreams your living. It is yours. Follow your inner guide, your inner rebel, and DO YOU!!!