Weekly Tarot

“Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?”

THE HANGED MAN – REVERSED: The Hanged Man is a martyr. Reversed, this card implies a lack of sacrifice and giving of one’s self. This week, with Mercury stationing direct today and the Full Moon on Wednesday, we are being asked to make huge sacrifices in our personal and greater lives. Mercury Retrograde periods can wreak a lot of havoc, but if you are aware and receptive to the shifting of energies, you will see the opportunity for growth. Hiccups can, or should, cause us to be more alert and attentive, and to correct the things that need work. Mercury is governed by Raphael, who is the Archangel of Healing, so many spiritual, mental, emotional, and even physical traumas have the potential to be healed. BUT – It’s no easy process, thus, the sacrifice. You must be willing to forfeit all of your gripes and excuses. Thought forms, word choices, and behavior patterns that do not serve our highest ideals of who we want to be and the lives we want to create must GO! Never to return. We must be willing to sacrifice selfish ways of thinking, interacting, and relating with others, so that we may be more in harmony. I am also channeling this sentiment for humanity as a whole – that we need to sacrifice our perceived “rightness” for the sake of happiness! Major shifts are happening for ALL of us and the behavior patterns we’ve been operating within for the past several hundred years will no longer fly. Am I hoping for a utopian air of world peace? No. I am asking for balance. Individually we are all works in progress, and the same will be so for the world at large. Individually and collectively, we are being asked to give up what we are in hope of what we could be.

Blessed Be!

)O(

Dava

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The Basics of Magick – The Elements

In my own words…

Fire – inspiration – nowhere in nature does fire/flame just “exist”. Unseen properties (periodic elements) must come together with a catalyst (match) to create the flame aka inspired ideas from our spirit guides. Fire represents the potential for an idea to manifest.

Air – intellect – the idea has come into our awareness but, like air, there is no firm basis for me. The inspiration is there but we can’t quite “see” it yet, so we must rationalize in order to conceive the possibilities.

Water – form – now that we can conceive that there is a way to make our ideas happen, we become emotionally invested. We feel the joy and wonder, the excitement and the thrill, and we put all of that into our work. Like cupping our hands in a pool of water, we can see and feel its form, but we cannot yet grasp it. Recalling our inspiration, intelligent thought, and emotional fervor, we keep working.

Earth – manifestation – we have combined the prior elements with purpose and zest! And now it is as firm and concrete as the Earth. We can experience it will ALL of our senses!

 

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KING OF SWORDS (REVERSED): Harsh, malicious, hesitating, and unreliable. We’re nearly a week into the current Mercury retrograde and things are in full swing now. The King of Swords has appeared reversed to remind us to listen more and speak less, lest we find ourselves involved in a great deal of misunderstandings and arguments, which could turn into fights and separations. If that is what is meant to be, it will be, but for those who are looking to hop and hover above the mayhem until the dust settles – quiet is key. If you just MUST get those thoughts and feelings out, your journal, diary, or blog will be your very best friend. In this instance, the pen (or keyboard) truly is mightier than the sword.

Blessed Be and have a wonderful week! ❤

The Science of Magick: Channeling Thoth – Djehuti – Hermes Trismegustus

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The Universe does indeed respond to sincerity, but, “If at first you do not succeed, try, try again.” The first time you give a go at a spell or other method of magick, it may not “work”. It may not work the second time either, or the third. Not for a lack of knowledge or power, not for a lack of belief or daring nature, but because the use of magick is a science; and not one immaculate invention, known or unknown, was mastered and perfected on the first try. With each seeming failure, you have accumulated an immense pool of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding, and have likely been inspired by many other possibilities in the process. This is the bounty of curious experimentation and childlike wonder. Align the highest intention of your spirit with your thoughts, words, feelings, and actions and you can create whatever you desire. You just may have to realign and adjust your methods several times throughout the process. Shield and protect your dreams at all costs, preventing outside influences from interfering with the safety and completion of your work. Make sure to keep yourself focused and in check, save for when it is time for you to allow yourself to go into a state of temporary madness; for madness leads to frenzy, which leads to trance, and trance is the state of divine ecstasy, by which all things are created. And when you finally achieve the result you originally set out for, or better, don’t be fooled – fore it will all seem to have been very difficult. But really, it was simple. You just had to show the work for how you arrived at the answer. – Channeled message from Thoth via Priestess and Oracle Dava Greely

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Here’s a Tarot Message to start your week off right!

THE LAST JUDGEMENT: Determination, final decision, rejuvenation. Mercury will be in retrograde starting tomorrow, November 6th, and up through the 26th. During a retrograde period, things seem to go bizerk all at once – Mercury is a messenger, so mail gets lost, phones and internet connections go haywire, and communication between people can get very complicated. So retrograde periods are a good time to be easy, observant, and open to what lessons in your life are up for review and clearing. This is a time for the old to be done away with. This also means that all projects you are working on should be completed (finalized) or continued with, but that no NEW projects should be brought into your fold until Mercury returns to regularly scheduled programming. If you are familiar with the Archangels, Orishas, and other guardian spirits, get familiarized with how they correspond to the rulership of the planets. For instance, Archangel Raphael is a guardian of Mercury, so you can work with this spirit if you need help flowing WITH the energy of the retrograde instead of against for a better outcome. Also, it’s been a cold fall so far, so I can only imagine what winter will be like! As we enter into the colder months we must remember that, like everything else in nature, it’s a good time slow down and pause to regather ourselves (rejuvenate) so that we are prepared to blossom and flow in the spring!

Blessed Be and have a great week! ❤ Dava

Samhain Tribute – Ancestral Memories

Candy, costumes, and creepy things! That’s what Halloween meant to me as a child. I remember giggling and prattling on with my friends about what we were going to become on that special night. A princess, a power ranger – I’m still bummed that my mom never went for my Xena Warrior Princess idea. I was going to make the chakrams out of cardboard and tinfoil and everything! The season surrounding Halloween was always intense and exciting. The seasons had shifted, the colors in the atmosphere had changed, and the energy was just all around different. It was like a certain magick wafted through the air – little did I know just how right I was!

As an adult, I still quite enjoy the novelty of Halloween, but what I truly celebrate is the original purpose behind such a holiday. Samhain – Dia de los Muertos – All Hallows Eve – this is a time to honor and connect with the spirits of those who have left the physical plane and passed through the veil. If we omit the spookism often associated with practices such as mediumship and necromancy, there is much value and solace to be found in connecting with our deceased loved ones. Just because they are no longer in this realm doesn’t mean that their love, care, support, guidance, and blessings have become null and void. Samhain is a celebration of death, not as a finale, but as the beginning of a new part of the journey of existence. Being newly aware of and daring enough to walk his part of the path has afforded me a most wonderful experience, and I’d like to share it with you all, so that you may know the power of recalling and calling on our ancestors.

Last night I set my altar and prepared to ring in the Full Moon with prayer, mediation, and ritual. I had been pondering on what kinds of Wisdom and blessings I wanted to manifest, and the most pertinent issue on my mind was finding and creating a home for myself and my loved ones. I said a prayer and evoked Goddess Chantico of the Aztec pantheon, “She Who Dwells in the Home”. I asked her to guide me through the experience of visualizing  and feeling what I desired my home and my life to be like. It was difficult at first. I am notoriously indecisive, and I was giving myself a headache trying to pick out the details of my dream home. I felt something stir in my intuition, and I realized that it may be more effective for me to focus on the energy I want to concentrate in my home, and naturally, the vision became so vivid. My daughter and her little friends are there, and my family and friends, and children and people who needed a safe haven. The vision I had for my house became so much BIGGER, because I want to have a space where many people could be welcomed and accommodated. All of a sudden, I have a mansion! There are all kinds of rooms and spaces, for reading, for art, for music, for prayer and meditation. I have a huge and bountiful garden full of fruits and veggies, herbs and roots! I live on several acres, so  there is plenty of room to frolic, plenty of places to gather in the woods and perform ritual. I have a beautiful pool and backyard space, and a huge kitchen. There are always people making delicious meals and treats. There are altars and beautiful decorum everywhere, and incense is always traveling on a current weaving its way through the house. I was so entranced by this vision, so in love with the space I was creating. I reached into my box and grabbed the fan that I had found at my grandparent’s estate sale. It had belonged to my grandmother. I began to fan the smoke of the burning blend I had made onto myself, and as I did so, I spoke aloud to my gran. 

Me at around age 10, baking a yummy cake in grandma’s kitchen. She’s there in the background, probably humming an old-timey melody 🙂

I thanked her for the legacy she had left us. My grandma Verna was a goddess of home and hearth. Most of my best childhood memories are centered around going to my grandparent’s house, and to the cabin they had near the river.  My chin quivered as I realized just where the inspiration for my dream home and life came from. They had a huge home in Piedmont, California. There was always space for the entire family to stay, and there was a room for anything you could think of! I remember all the children’s books in grandma’s reading nook, the selarium where we did arts and crafts, the piano in the dining room area, where grandpa would play and we would all sing with him. The basement was the gaming area, with the pool and ping pong tables, and the good ole Atari console. I remember grandma’s sewing room. She had stacks and stacks of the most beautiful material, and she would make us custom outfits and snuggly blankets. And, man oh man, could she cook her behind off! She made the most delicious meals, treats, and snacks. Every year on Christmas Eve, we would gather at their house, and at night all the adults would take the kids out for a walk to see all the lights. When we came back to the house, gazillions of presents would be under the Christmas tree! Grandma would hoot and holler and tell us that Santa had come, and we would giggle and screech and search for the boxes with our names on them.  As I recalled all of these wonderful times, I wept as I thanked my grandmother for the beautiful memories she had created for me, and my family as well. I felt something come over me, and I heard HER voice. She thanked me for remembering her, and for acknowledging all that she had done. She said that she was so proud of her children and grandchildren, and that she wished she could have met all her great grands. And she said that each and every time we keep up with a tradition, like celebrating Little Christmas Eve and putting a dot under a plate, and every time we smile and savor a taste of her beloved clam dip, that she is there, and that she celebrates and enjoys with us.

“Thank you grandma! Blessed Be!” I said, as the energy of the experience wound down. I dried my eyes and cleaned up my altar space, and just sat for a while, smiling. There was nothing spooky or scary about it. I still feel the love and peace brought to me by the experience. I thank the Goddess Chantico for guiding me to and through the experience of communing with my grandmother at such a time as this.

Samhain Blessings, indeed! )O(

Dava

How Apropos!

I’M BAAACK! And seemingly from the dead too, which is just in time for the Samhain/Halloween season. I’ve been found lurking around a certain online sepulchre from time to time, but took a long pause on blogging and other ventures as well. I felt the need to shut up for a while and just listen. The passed several months have been intense, rough, dark, and downright mortifying at times. But, in the same breath, there is nothing but praise and gratitude upon my lips. I have experienced and learned so much. Some would call me a fool for having made the choices I’ve made, but truly, I wasn’t at the helm. I’d be a fool to see my journey as anything less than divinely inspired, on the job training! I am thankful for each and every entity, spirit, and person who has guided and aided me along my way. I am more intuitive, powerful, beautiful, and in love with myself and my life than I have ever been. I am in tune with the little piece of the Universe that resides infinitely and specifically within ME. Yes, yes, I am back indeed. With all of this being said, I am leaping right back into my work, which is constantly expanding. Be on the look out for:

Intuitive Counseling and Divination via

-Oracle Readings

-Psychic Readings

As well as products including

-Burning Blends

-Bath Blends

-Spell Kits

As I become more familiar and knowledgeable, more options will be available. At this time I am very humbly yet passionately working with what I have in order to build and expand. Gotta start somewhere! 🙂 Thank you to all who have supported me thus far and I hope you will see fit to continue walking this part of the path with me.

Love and Magick

Dava

)O(