The Safety Pin

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: Mercury Rising and Spider

By the end of yesterday, I was determined to make today “Have A Donut” Day. I was tired and overwhelmed, and I tend to be an emotional eater. #shock #norly But today’s draw is saying, “No no, children, we mustn’t do that. We know better and must do better for ourselves.” We live in these meat-suits for as long as we’re here, and we need them in order to survive. We have to take care of ourselves, meaning eating well, getting some form of movement in (whether you’re able to run miles and miles or you’re like me and just doing stretching and gentle movements to keep the blood flowing), and turning off the electronics 30-60 minutes before bed to help your mind unplug before sleep. And water. Drink lots and lots of water. We all know these things — they’re inherent wisdom that we connect with intuitively because we’re wired for survival on a basic level and our bodies know what to do. We just have to get the Brain out of the way. It’s also important to engage in safety behavior out in the world: drive carefully, watch the weather, pay attention to what you’re doing as much as you can (that is to say, please put the phones down when you’re walking around and for god’s sake don’t text and drive), and pay attention to that little inner voice that’s trying like mad to help you heal.

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Daily Draw: The Sword, the Knight of Cups (Svipdag), & the Five of Swords (Hymir & Hrod)

Happy Labor Day to those of you in the US! Enjoy today. You’ve earned it. There is the air of victory about, and it’s ok to partake in that. Celebrate your wins. Keep what’s precious in those winnings close to your heart, and wrap yourself in protective energy. Let yourself be a beacon for others, and draw to yourself that energy of celebration and acknowledgment of your victories even if it seems very different than what you expected. Sometimes drawing the opposite to us of what we expect turns out to be the best thing.

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Daily Draw: The Jewel, the Page of Swords, and the Sun

Whew! Made it through that dark patch, and now we’re on our way forward again. Today’s draw is all about riches and how they manifest in our lives, both inwardly and outwardly. Inwardly, you’ve got so much more magic than you realize, although perhaps you’re beginning to tap into it now. Let yourself keep doing that. There is integrity and something so precious there, something that is uniquely your own, native and natural to you, that is of great value to the rest of the world. Outwardly, help where you can, and that includes helping yourself. But if you see someone who needs help, who needs a hand up, do what you can. We are all connected in this life, so helping someone out now helps you out in the future. You also may have more power to energize the goodness in people than you think, so give good. Do good. Be good. You don’t know how it will affect everyone else in the web around you, or how those affects will ripple out beyond you. But they will. Trust that.

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Daily Draw: Ephemera, Knight of Wands (Daeg), & The Lovers rev (Loki, Angrboda, and Sigyn)

All things pass away, even those things to which we thought we would be tied forever. Let them go, and even move away from them if you can. Trust your own inner strength, which is pretty fantastic, and don’t rely on the wisdom of others to get you through. Today’s cards show a rejection of any authority that is not innate, and a protection of that which is most precious. You don’t need permission. You don’t need to explain. Just be your powerful, magical self and know what you do for yourself is right.

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Daily Draw: The Wheel of Fortune (rev) & 5 of Swords (rev)

They say misery loves company, and today it’s especially true. If you’re down or having a run of bad luck, talk about it. It’s ok. It happens to all of us. Share both the positive and the negative, and let people see the real you rather than the shiny Facebook version of you. Take a day (or part of a day) and wallow a bit if you need to. Let yourself whine. You need to get it out of your system. What you should be keeping to yourself, though, is your magic, your secrets, how you do what you do. Just because people ask, “Oh my god, how do you do that?” doesn’t mean you have to tell them. Keep your beliefs to yourself too. Today is not the day to start proselytizing about anything. Leave the missionary crap to others who think they won’t get into heaven without it. That’s not your circus. Focus on being a good person in the here and now, and work your magic in secret.

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Daily Draw: Evening Star, Sea Three, & XI Balance

Today’s draw talks about messages coming in from Spirit and how to manifest them both within and without. Take comfort and trust yourself. Express yourself. Be as creative you want to be, and do your thing. Be you. Do you. Don’t worry about fiercely attacking others in order to make room for yourself. If others aren’t seeing you, who cares? You see you, and that’s all that matters. Don’t attack. Just move to another location that isn’t occupied. Celebrate how good you are, and how sacred. Remember yourself, and don’t mistake the disguises you wear for the real thing. Relax and enjoy yourself today. Do what you need to do, but remember to include what you want to do in that as well. You need to do what you want to do. So consider this your permission slip. Go do both.

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