I’ve been sick this week, & way behind on all the things. I have a variety of chronic illnesses, & as a disabled fat brown femme, sometimes my internalized ableism still gets to me. I’ve done a lot of surviving by “pushing through it.” It can be anything from severe ptsd to not being able to breathe because of asthma to ignoring a flare of sciatica in my body as I walk the first half mile to the trolley stop, knowing there’s another half mile waiting for me once I get off. I knew the New Moon was this week, & I had all these plans (even wrote it in my planner!) so I wouldn’t be last minute writing, but I was just too sick to do it all. I really just want to share this part of my experience, the disabled & crazy parts of me, to gift myself space to take up so I can counteract how my survival so often dictates, “Smaller, Lettie, make yourself smaller.” Deep breath.
I drew this spread three days ago, & it has dutifully waited for me to finish our initial conversation. & while I was prepping to pull the first card, it totally jumped out at me! I was like, Oh, ok, it’s gonna be you! Temperance. That is the theme for this week, as well as for this moon cycle. Temperance is not a card I’ve spent a lot of time with, so it was kinda nice to sit with it & do some research. I actually found out that the correlating zodiac sign for Temperance is Sagittarius, too. Maybe that’s why Temperance was so excited!
The Temperance card depicts a non-binary angel who is practicing the every day alchemy of baking, while balancing so delicately with one foot in water & the other in the air. When this card comes up in a reading, it brings tidings of making sure you center yourself so you can complete long term or bigger goals, that’s why they are “testing the waters” with their toes. The waters that need to be tested can be related to emotion & spiritual matters. For example, are you ready & able to be responsible for your feelings? All of them? Do you all need a rest before continuing on? Are you asking your Ancestors or the Femmeiverse or your Guides for help? Are you sure you aren’t carrying emotional & energetic shit that is not yours? This Sagittarian angel babe is here to make sure your ducks are in a row!
This card also wants you to focus on your every day alchemy. What alchemy? you ask? This angel is demonstrating one of many magics you may or may not practice, the magic of baking; the taking of raw materials & combining them in such a way that the results yield often soft, warm, & yummy results that you can keep for yourself or share with others. Cooking is another magic. Sweeping your house, pouring salt in doorways, brewing teas & tinctures, & talking to your future ancestral self are other every day magics.
Another fun thing I like to do is share magics with friends. I once put together little jars of sea salt, rain water, dried lavender roses from my altar, & ash, & gifted them to femme loved ones. A few weeks ago, a femme friend of mine & I cooked together, all the while laughing & sharing stories, which was a much needed healing magic that reminded me that I can continue to femmeifest an abundance of sweet & sustainable things in my life. These are all important. What kinds of magic are you brewing? Take note, Precious Heart. Tis the season.
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I believe in your magic, pick your own card.
This week's Check in With You card choosing set up is correlating with the New Moon. You know how this goes:
The card you chose, the card that chose you, because healing in a two-way kinda thing.
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