I was in need of some deep guidance but still feeling a bit tender from the past few days of a low swing. I turned to my very trusted and dear Mythical Goddess Tarot. She’s my very first deck, and even when she’s delivering hard messages I can sit with where she’s coming from.
I used my Journeying Together spread to lay out possibilities for my trip. Instead of a tarot deck, I decided to go with an oracle, and one I have that’s been unfortunately underused. I love how The Earthbound Oracle offers up intuitively provocative messages with simple symbolism. I need to use this deck more often.
With all the air and water showing up, I can tell that it’s going to be a trip about communicating deeply with each other. For me, this isn’t a particularly positive circumstance, no matter how necessary.
Meaningful communication with family for a lot of people, especially queer folks navigating trauma often feels like navigating a minefield blindfolded, triggers aplenty. I do hold on to the fact that nothing about the way this spread laid out promises disaster or negativity. In fact it implies a positive growth from our learning to hear each other.
Learning to give each other space to be truthful, going beyond tolerance and reaching for acceptance. I will hold on to hope and try to allow Yemaya to help us listen and love each other better.
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I asked the cards what this week’s story would be, curious to see how my sadly underused Earthbound Oracle would read with a question like that. I was going to ask the question free-form, but I ended up with frames for each position.
1, What is this week’s energy? PERMANENCE
3, What are the challenges? VISION
2, What are the opportunities? ARCANA
Well that energy is certainly there, change and shift, and feelings of barely keeping up. Very practical concerns with work, and understanding… or rather unlocking how it all comes together is the secret of success. I just have to be able to see it, cut through the muck that comes to distract me (impermanent as it is) and go for that end game, that higher knowledge.
balance: message received
All about the ways in which I’m being asked to reevaluate bits and pieces of my life so that I’m not left at a complete loss by the end of the day, without even energy to heal myself. The way the wings burst forth from the acorn also reassures me that this work will yield positive results that we lift me up. It is the second reminder to balance that I’ve received in the last few days.
Lol, maybe it’s time to listen!
I’ve been tired.
Sooo very tired.
Apparently I don’t handle instability well, something I think Spirit- God, my ancestors, my Orisha, all others who walk with me- are trying to teach me through. I can’t say I’ve been at my best. Thankfully it’s mostly come through in exhaustion, rather than full blown depression as it’s been wont to do in the past.
Earlier today I received an email that I was sure heralded bad news; I was so sure of it, I didn’t even want to open it until right before I worked this full moon reading. And you know what, it was great news. A much better result than I ever thought was possible, and wouldn’t even dare hope for. Yet there it was, and immediately Spirit asked me what it was I had doubted for, where did the trust that let me leap as I had before vanish to?
Just in case I didn’t think I was hearing the messages right, my very first pull with The Earthbound Oracle came for my life as it whirls right now.
A reminder to trust my intuition? Check and accounted for.
Perseverance through the whirlwind that is my life (sidenote: actual whirlwind happened earlier this weekend on top of everything else!)? Check and accounted for.
Anyway, this deck is live and in charge. A beautiful accompanyment to The Wooden Tarot, though it feels less ephemeral, certainly more “earthbound”. Deck interview to come.
I sleep now.