Call of the Circle

Of course I felt the call to Cast a Circle last night… Seems simple right?

I mean usually it is, I just walk over to my handy dandy (but a little wimpy) altar, collect what I need, center myself, call the elements and cast my circle.

(tires screeching!)

Oh wait…

Yeah, so I was kinda staying at my parents house for a visit, sans altar.

But this call was strong. Something wanted me to sit down and listen. I just needed to make the space so it could speak.

Luckily, my Dad is a mild hoarder. His barn is filled with all sorts of odds and ends! So I got a flashlight and went hunting!

When I’m calling a circle, I need the elements at my side. Air to bring clarity and amplify my intuition. Fire to give me strength and courage. Earth to ground me and bring me wisdom. Water to promote reflection and self-healing.

So I had a mission, I needed representations of the elements.

Usually to represent air, I use incense.

But with none to be had, I thought about using leaves.
(I guess if they blow in the wind they count?? but seriously is there some kind of criteria? Its kind of vague. Do they have to fly a certain distance? Do you have to witness the flying in the breeze?)
You can see that didn’t work for me.
BUT!
My Dad keeps chickens!
FEATHERS!!!!

A perfect representation of the element of air.
So, I searched all over that barn for a lost feather, and in a back corner I found a beautiful grey and black feather. SUCCESS!

Now fire, I had already sorted out, but not easily.

Do you think I could find a dang candle in that farm house! Mwahaha.I was so naive.
Decorative candles as far as the eye can see!

None for actual use… I searched and searched.
I was about to settle for a white birthday candle. But in some little random closet under some VERY NOISY dishes, was a candle that was not decorative! SUCCESS!

Earth. My element. It calls me with such intensity.

I felt I needed a representation worthy of that call.
The answer was so simple, it became somewhat elegant in its simplicity. The farm. The homestead. The very ground I was walking on.
My family has been there for 160 years.
One hundred and sixty years of history worn in to the very ground.

I found a mason jar that my Grandmother had used.
I walked through the dark, to a tree, planted long ago, and dug into the ground.
Rich earth, the homestead, my home.
A worthy representation.

Water was quite easy. I used another of my Grandmothers mason jars.

Ran some water from the tap, the farm runs on well water so it felt… I don’t know. Clearer.

I was set!

And frozen…!

I scurried back inside, warmed up my fingers, and cast my circle!

And I listened, learned, and I grew.

Cheers!
Candice 🙂

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Tarot Journal

Date: November 6, 2018

 

Deck Used:  The Goddess Tarot (graciously loaned to me by Cristina Matteis! Thank You!)

 

Spread: Past/ Present/ Future

 

General Reading or the Question Asked: I am honestly not sure what specific question I was asking, but I was reflecting on my career and my path forward.

 

Card 1: Past  Card 2: Present  Card 3: Possible Future Card 4: The Over All Message

 

Card 1: XII – Sacrifice – Kuan Yin

Meaning: A surrender to higher principles, higher goals, self abnegation. Taking care of others. Sacrifice in order to gain wisdom and empathy.

My Interpretation: It feels like the perfect description of my beginning as a Vet Tech. I gave up the easy path, so I could pursue knowledge and care for those creatures that are experiencing their darkest hour at the expense of my inner self.

 

Card 2: Ten of Staves

Meaning: The accumulation of the creative venture began with the one of staves. Success that becomes overwhelming with its responsibility.

My Interpretation: I feel like I have hit a glass ceiling as it where. My skill level and knowledge base is vast, but I feel like I can go further. I’m just not sure how.

 

Card 3: Four of Swords

Meaning: The need for introspection and healing. Recuperation from illness. Time to take a break from stressful situations.

My Interpretations: If I don’t make some kind of change. I will never heal. I will need to take time away and maybe never return to the career I love but is currently draining everything I have.

 

Card 4: Seven of Staves

Meaning: Though you may have the upper hand in this situation there is still struggle. Success is possible but only after dealing with difficult people who may not be supportive.

My Interpretation: There is a path forward. It will not be easy, but I must defend my path against those who wish to keep my down if I wish to fly.

 

Divine Divination


I wonder if its my anxiety that draws me to the practice of Divination. The possibility of answers in all of this unknown. The unknown that my anxiety likes to take and run for miles with.

The simplest form of divination is using a Pendulum. The essence of it is to connect with one’s own intuition and subconscious to find answers.

So how does one choose a pendulum?

My gut made the choice for me. I guess a more eloquent way to describe it would be, my intuition guided me.

As I was out searching the stores for incense and candles. I was drawn to an Onyx faucet pendulum. As soon as I saw it amongst the others. I knew, it was coming home with me. It wasn’t in my budget, but I did not care. I had to have it!

As I reflected upon this choice. I decided to research the stone I was drawn too.

Onyx is a very strong protective stone, it calms the mind and energies. Which helps to relieve worry anxiety. (POINT ONE FOR INTUITION!) The zodiac associated with it, is Capricorn (I’m a Capricorn!), its element is earth, (the element I seem to connect most with), and lastly the chakra associated with it is the root chakra. (still learning about that stuff… one step at a time)

So, after all that, I came to the conclusion. My intuition deserves a high five!

I hope with my intuition being on point, this means divination will come easier to me.

I am still getting to know my pendulum and myself, asking simple questions so I can get to know how it responds. Small “Yes” when I asked if I was 24 years old. A big “No” before I even spoke the words “Do I have a pet snake?”… I am terrified of snakes… In case you were wondering…

Divination

I hope to soon try to illuminate my path ahead. But all good things take time.

Here are a few quotes I wish to leave you with; as we all search for answers, in prayer, meditation, the advice of a friend, or even with a pendulum.

“There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“In your hesitation, I found my answer.” – Unknown

“You will always find

the answer in your heart

where it has been waiting

since long before the question.”

– Atticus

Cheers!

Candice😊

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