Today’s draw (which comes a little late, apologies; your Oracle had a date with the dentist) is a powerful one for setting and firmly establishing boundaries and foundations. Good fortune and opportune timing abounds today, and taking time to refresh those wards and shields is a good idea. Use the energy you’ve previously put into old things to bring life to the new. Let the ashes of the old nourish and provide the foundations for the new. Let go of what’s gone, and understand that if you’re not done with it (or if it’s not done with you), it will come back around again. This is all a cycle within a cycle within a cycle, and everything has its time.
The hard thing as we get older is seeing the flow of time. We see that a new year, a new cycle, isn’t a completely blank slate–it’s more like starting over with all the information from previous tries backed up in our heads. All those do-overs, second chances, new year’s resolutions all led to this place we’re at now. Rather than rushing off in pursuit of starting over, use this new beginning to stop and look around a bit. See where you are, and give yourself proper credit for it. Even if this new place sucks, you’re still alive, on the positive side of the grave. You get credit for that. Look at your situation as clearly as you can, from where you’re living to what you’re eating. There’s good there. The blank slate presented by the turning of the year isn’t blank at all. It’s a beautiful amalgamation of everything that’s come before. See clearly and with focus, and realize that everything turns and flows in cycles. Nothing is linear. If you need to cry, go ahead and cry. Let that be a part of the flow too.
Yeah, this is good. And just. And right that it should be so. Things die, ideas fade, people die, everything changes. This is the way of things, and it’s good. The year is coming to an end, and renewal is on the horizon. That poison you were so afraid of, that shadow that terrified you? There’s medicine for you there. Be careful with it, of course, but don’t be afraid. It will help you shed what’s dead and move on in a lighter way into the future. These new steps lead to that victory you’ve always wanted and hoped for, that magic you’ve wanted to create and become a part of. These steps you’ve started taking will lead to new and better opportunities. Keep going, remain on the straight and narrow path (no cheating), and stay within the boundaries of solid ethics.
Ok, my dears. Here’s the thing: You’re carrying around a LOT of negativity. Let’s just start there, and accept that. It may actually be making you sick, so you need to start taking better care of yourself. Consider this your “getting yelled at” by a grandma who really loves you very much and is only concerned about your well-being and has no agenda of her own. Your Noni is sick of your shit and wants you to stop it and start doing better for yourself because you matter. Get outside, breathe the fresh air, and walk barefoot in the grass or on the dirt (if you’re in California right now or anywhere else hit by drought, grass might be hard to come by so aim for dirt). Walk around for a few minutes. Noni knows it’s hot outside and doesn’t care. Do it anyway, but be sure to put on a hat and sunscreen. Imagine healing energy flowing through you down into the dirt, a river washing away all the crap you’ve accumulated in taking care of other people. Today’s draw shows that all that negativity is causing you harm, especially if you’re a woman. You are en-womb-ing everybody else’s pain and it’s making you sick in the same way that any stillbirth would. Time to get rid of it. Do cleansing baths/showers, clearing rituals, use selenite to clear your energy bodies, and go walk around in the dirt.
I’m starting a practice of doing readings with a new oracle by Holly DeFount called “A Curious Oracle.” Today’s draw is The Gargoyle, a symbol of protection. We are guided today to go within and seek wisdom and clarity from our own inner guru, taking respite from the world in our “home” (whatever that means for you). Let yourself be sheltered and held, and do not seek the opinion or company of others today unless that’s what makes up the idea of home for you. Follow the Great Witch as She goes deep; the difficulties you encounter will make you a better person, so don’t balk from them. There is also good luck in play today, so watch the signs. And when it comes to leaders, take their opinions and advice with a grain of salt. Don’t follow blindly. Let your inner Gargolye do Her job.
Your shields have been in place for a good reason, my friends. You are being protected from some fierce drama, and you need to just keep on moving. Leave the shields in place, let it all be as it is, and go be your wonderful, fabulous selves. Let other people have their drama dance–they need to do it for some reason, and that’s fine. But it’s their _____ (bullshit, dance, path, medicine, take your pick). It’s not yours, and you don’t need to be a part of it. In fact, it’s wrong for you to be a part of it. You’ve already sacrificed so much. Too keep engaging with it would be like finally winning the lottery after years of scrimping and saving and sacrificing, and then setting all that money on fire. Stupid, right? So don’t do it. Gather up your winnings, your energy, your beautiful self, and just MOVE ON. Do your own beautiful dance however it works for you, engaging your gifts, your creativity, your passions, and let others do their thing. Be you. Do you. And stop letting other people take your stuff. For reals.
Today’s draw looks complicated, but it’s actually very simple. Be in your integrity, do your best, and don’t claim powers or rights you don’t have. Don’t lie on your resume, don’t mislead people into thinking you’ve got more juice than you do. You may have done this in the past (who hasn’t?), and now is the time to try something different. Now is the time to actually go out and get the certifications or training you need so that you can claim those rights or honors or powers, and you can do so honestly and with integrity. Do your homework. And having said that, there’s something else here too: be at peace with your choices. You’ve done the best you could up to this point, and you’re doing the best you can to make a good path for yourself going forward. Self-bashing about the past isn’t going to help anybody. Believe me. We here at Muse’s Darling Industries are experts on this. Learn from your past and make changes. And hey, you’re never too old to go back to school.