Find a position that’s comfortable. Take 3 deep slow breaths. Be aware of your breath as it flows in and out of your lungs. Take 3 more deep slow breaths, and as you inhale, imagine that you are submerged in a pool of water, breathing in the clean water and some little fishes too. The little fishes swim throughout your body, eating up all the tension and negative energy. As you exhale, the little fishes leave your body. They will digest the negativity and cleanse it as it passes through their bodies. Take another deep slow breath. Inhale… you realize that you are no longer breathing water. Once again, it is air moving in and out of your lungs. Exhale…. You realize that your feet are on dry ground.
You are in a temple, and the air is peaceful, thick with prayers and the presence of the Goddess. You look around you slowly, drinking in the sacred sights and the comforting atmosphere. As you look around, you notice 2 pillars – one black, one white. At first, you don’t notice the woman sitting between them because she is sitting so still, but then you see her. She is seated on a throne, perfectly spaced between the pillars. Her face is veiled but she radiates an aura of great beauty and wisdom. On her lap is a book, which you are sure contains the secrets of the universe. Her presence, now that you have noticed it, is magnetic, and you find yourself walking toward her.
As you move closer, you notice that there is a horned moon resting on her brow. You can tell nothing of her expression beneath the veil, but you have the sense that she is smiling. “Hello, my child,” she says. “I see that you seek my wisdom.” Tell the Priestess what wisdom you are seeking and if you like, what goals you are hoping to accomplish this moon. She listens carefully, and when you have finished speaking, she tells you “Since it is always easier to work with the heavenly tides, you will find what you seek in the place of Pisces, where the full moon makes her home this time.” She pushes aside the curtain behind her throne.
You walk through… and outside onto a path. The full moon rides high in a cloudless sky, and it seems to have some sort of face on it. You look around you. The landscape seems normal, but then you notice that there are odd pockets of light and shadow. Nothing is as normal as it first seemed. There are undercurrents here, flirting with the edges of your awareness. You continue a short way on the path, only to find that it ends. Before you can even wonder what to do next, you sense that water is close by. Following your instinct, you are led to a pool. In it, are a dog, a wolf and a lobster. It is a strange tableau, but it’s made even stranger by the peekaboo moonbeams. Should you wish to, you may talk with these animals or even to the moon itself. Or you may explore further in these surroundings that are so familiar yet strange under the moon.
pause for exploration
When you are finished, you instinctually find your way back to the path. At the end of it, you find the black and white pillars with the veil between. You step through the veil to find yourself once again in the Priestess’ temple. Once again, you get the sense that she is smiling though you cannot see it. She hands you a gift. “This is something to help you on your quest for wisdom until we next meet.” You thank her and she touches your forehead in a gesture of benediction. You take your gift and begin to leave the temple.
Take 3 deep slow breaths, and as you do, become aware of the air moving in and out of your lungs. Take 3 more deep slow breaths, and become aware of the blood flowing in your veins. Become more aware of being in your body. Take 3 more deep breaths. You are back in your body, fully grounded and refreshed.
Cards 1-4 represent the pillars in the Moon card. 5 represents the moon itself. 6 is the trio of animals, and 7 is the path.
1 & 2 – Your current aspirations, dreams, goals, creativity, intuition
3 & 4 – How to bring them to realization in your life
5 – What you know about the situation, what is illuminated
6 – What you may not know about the situation, subconscious
7 – The first step on the road to realizing your dreams
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