OK, hopefully things are getting somewhat back on track in terms of readings; I had been trying to read but getting very muddy and strange outcomes from the cards so had put them aside and not posted for a few days – then last evening (here in Ireland) I did a “quickie reading” for a private forum and got another weird reading but posted it to that forum anyway.
The cards were The Home, Now and Liberation – which would normally be very positive but it felt to me like “right now” something was breaking out (liberation can be setting something free that is better bound) that would affect people in their homes. Then, the rune was Isa or “Ice” again seemingly the opposite of “liberation/moving” energy. I pointed out that this had been typical of my attempted card readings lately, but then also said it could also be about something else like real ice, storms or wild weather.
Within an hour, the reports and pictures of the twin tornadoes and destroyed homes were showing up on the net, seldom have I had a reading happen so fast and suddenly things started to make sense. The readings are “muddy” and “contradictory” because right now (probably for the last couple of weeks and going a bit into the future) the energies are strongly rocking back and forth, creating a very unstable situation both in the mundane and the spiritual/psychic worlds. When moving force meets static ice, things are likely to get crazy and/or explosive and that is not only what is happening with the current weather but also being reflected in current events such as the wars in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
Our friend the Hail Stone “Hagalaz” that first showed up in the readings a couple of weeks ago, finally hit with slamming forcing late last week and created (among other things) an unexpected lighting bolt of conquest in Iraq, a failure of negotiations between Russia and the Ukraine, further splits in public opinion in the United States with congress getting a 16 percent approval rating and my Facebook page full of people venting about the situation in Iraq but very opposing views about what might be done about it. The World Cup Soccer Match, usually a distraction for most of the non-US centered world is still there but taking a distinctly back stage role compared to most years and to top it all off, we are in a very dicey period astrologically called “Mercury in Retrograde.” I am not an astrologer but Mercury in Retrograde periods often bring about problems with communications, general breakdowns (especially of machines/computers/etc., difficulty in moving things or situations forward and things just generally tending towards confusion. Not really the energy you want during a really dicey current events period when what you want are a clear understanding of what is happening and the ability to make wise choices on how to deal with it.
All that said, we can now move on to today’s reading, which as the first reading of the week tends to color the rest of it (though I also posted Monday’s private forum reading background because I think it is important for this week as well).
OK and in a typical Mercury in Retrograde moment, I grabbed the “wrong” card deck, but this is such a perfect image that I decided to go with it anyway and do the reading with it as it stands.
The first card is The Tree, in a reading this is a strong and connected system often involving family, like a family tree or the World such as The World Tree (aka the roots, trunk and branches of what holds the world together). It is a very powerful card and suggests also that something has taken root, is growing/has grown and is not going to be blow away by the next wind.
Passion Ignited is just what it looks like, a lovely women with fire in her heart and an ecstasy on her face; this card can be about the deep passions of romantic love but it can also about anything a person feels deeply, strongly, even violently attached to. We talk about “passion for art,” or “having a passion for certain foods” etc; while this card can be very positive, the negative side of this card is passion miss directed or passion to the degree that logical thought flies right out the window. Anyone who has ever fallen in love (and that is most adults) know that things like deep logical thinking and common sense tend to fly right out the window, at least in the early stages which is why we talk about “being in the throes of passion.” Like most emotions it is neither good nor bad, but it can sure get it the way of serious thinking when people are experiencing it.
Finally we have the run Othalla, the Homeland; this rune represents: The Home, The Nation, The Inherited Lands, From the Ancestors, the Family line etc; it is the closet thing in the runes to a sense of national (or tribal) identity and that sense of “This Land is Your Land, This Land is MY LAND” that you are going to get. Of course it also signifies other types of inheritance like money, physical abilities, mental or psychic gifts etc; but primarily the rune is about the lands (as well as the blood) of the ancestors. I can’t think of a better rune to sum up the two most obvious current event situations that are currently exploding onto the world stage as well as a few other situation that are a bit more in the background but still there (like territorial issues between Japan and China or the influx of Mexican children into the US etc) than this reading.
Basically you have “The World (Tree) if dominated by passions ignited over issues concerning homelands, nations, inheritance and the gifts of the ancestors.”
That is exactly what most of the events going on right now are about, fights over borders, natural resources, who rules what territory, who historically ruled what territory; who is the real “owner” of Peoples/Tribes/Nations/Borders/Lands/Water/Oil/Food/Gold etc.
The Passions are dominating these issues at the moment and it is likely to rock the very foundations of the World Tree/Homeland/Planet Earth; things are changing and the changes (right now) are being made from over-powering emotions rather than wisdom or common sense.
That does not mean that all outcomes are doomed to be bad ones, but it means that folks affected by these conflicts and changes can expect little in the way of logic, practicality or straight forward thinking/movement/decision-making etc at least for the next 24 to 48 hours and probably for the rest of the week.
This fits very well with the images from yesterday’s forum reading of wild liberated energy striking into a wall of solid ice and hitting it repeatedly.
For individuals this can be a much better time, because those not directly affected by any of the warrior energies in the outer world; can use this time to put their passions to creating a secure and even delightful upgrading of their own personal “homeland.” While this a week when all sorts of wars, wild weather and other out-of-control things are going on outside, this is a very good time to practice personal art projects, decorate or repair the home, look for property, deal with estate issues, explore “gifts” from the ancestors (including psychic ones etc).
But this is also a time to be very careful in personal relationships, again especially with the home and family because this is a time period again when emotions are ruling all and common sense don’t count for much; except your loved ones to simply “react” to a lot of things, especially unexpected things like Aunt Marge’s broken Tea Pot you were about to throw out, as it is grabbed from you hands by a suddenly tear streaked face and the pieces placed back on the shelf. That’s the sort of energy this week seems to have written all over it.
Hopefully I’ll be able to read more regularly but given the way this time period has been going, I can’t promise but I also don’t see this wild combination of push/pull/stop energy changing in the next few days either.