The Rider

Daily Draw: Mother of Fire and Eight of Wind

Today’s draw is a sort of stepping-back to look at what has come in recently to see what has been less helpful than you’d hoped. What needs to go, even if it’s only been around for a short time? Relax, breathe, and trust your instincts about where you’re headed. It’s ok to keep making changes on the fly — we all do it every day. It’s just that some of those decisions need to be more visible, more conscious, than others. And it’s ok to be confused about what you’re doing. Again, that’s true for a lot of people. Hell, we’re all pretty much just winging it as best we can. But don’t let confusion stop you. Don’t let yourself get stuck fiddling with the compass or staring at the map trying to figure out what to do next. Just start moving. If you find out later that you’re going the wrong way, that’s fine. You’ll just turn around and go another way. But get moving, and watch the signs as you go.

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Daily Draw: X Wheel of Fortune and Eight of Earth

Reach out and grab the opportunities that come for you today, whether they look like the brass ring or an important email or even a chance to boop Lakshmi on the nose (check out the picture; the hand of The Arm landed right on Lakshmi’s nose 🙂 ). Take whatever comes today with a generous heart and a good sense of humor, because it’s all silly and wacky and bizarre and none of us get out of here alive, so remember we’re all in it together. Pay attention to what you’re doing, and don’t be afraid to do the grunt work you need to do to keep things moving along. Leave behind what isn’t working for you, take action where you can (and be honest!), and be sure to let yourself laugh as much as you can. Breathe and be a part of the day.

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Daily Draw: I The Magician and the Knight of Swords

Today is all about making your magic, and doing so from your ancient sources. Trust yourself. You have a deep connection to wisdom and the unknown world, and tapping into it will come more easily to you than you think. Trust your blood. Trust the messages you receive. Go with the ideas you receive, the thoughts that come unbidden and just float into your consciousness. Let it happen and roll with it, because those thoughts are keys to wisdom you’ll need in the future. Keep doing the work you need to do, and trust that you are unlocking the doors you need to unlock as you get to them.

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Daily Draw: Prayer Wheel, Ten of Wands (Rym), and Bragi (Eloquence)

Set your burdens down. Sort through them. Look at them from a bit of a distance, and you’ll see that they are not real. Give yourself the spaciousness that comes from quieting your mind. Breathe and relax. You are not alone. Seriously, look at the photo here: There is a key right in the middle of the prayer wheel for god’s sake. How much clearer does it need to be? Your powers are with you, protecting you, marveling at you a little bit. Let your mind relax and be free of its constraints. Write, speak, tell stories about what’s real for you. And let your faith be your shield.

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Daily Draw: Crescent Moon & Mercury Rising

Intuition. It’s all about intuition today. Literally. Look at this thing: Ogham Stave is Hazel, which indicates intuition. Crescent Moon, which indicates intuition. The upside-down Spade indicating turning off the mind and turning on the non-mind. The rune Os, which is the God Voice speaking through the diviner. Mercury, the Divine Messenger. And the Rider, which indicates signs and messages. Pay attention to your words because they are the words of the gods speaking through you. Pay attention to your thoughts and ideas because they are your intuition guiding you. Note and observe as much as you can. Don’t try to understand it all. Just make note of it because today is a day when all signs point to … well, signs. And they’re everywhere.

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Daily Draw: 3 of Coins (rev), Hrimthurs

In today’s draw we’re reminded that we can’t always know how things will turn out, so it’s important to do our best no matter what. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not or to have knowledge you don’t have. It will affect your reputation, so be honest and keep it simple. Also beware of teachers who promise things that you know in your heart they can’t deliver. If someone tells you they have the answer to your problem or issue and it feels in your gut like it’s too good to be true: it is. That teacher has taken shortcuts to get where they are, and you don’t want any part of that drama. So steer clear, do your work as best you can, and keep moving.

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Daily Draw: 3 of Cups (rev), Bulgia

Ok, yeah: into every life some rain must fall. Now, here in California we would pretty much all welcome some actual rain, but this is the kind of rain that comes with sorrow. Something is either dying in your life or has died. It might even be a person who has died or is dying, and you receive news of it today. It’s that kind of day. Another thing that has occurred to us here at Muse’s Darling Industries is that this could be the kind of energy that comes when you let a childhood dream die because you just don’t have it in you to make it happen any more. You’ve been beating yourself up about not fulfilling this dream for decades, and it’s time to let it go so you can have room to develop and manifest new dreams. Bury your dead, my dears. Be brave, breathe, weep if you need to, and let go.

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