* This post is a continuation of a month-long challenge hosted on Tarot Rebels. As I can’t commit to daily draws at the moment, I am following along at my own snail’s pace here. The concept of the challenge is to see the ways in which the energies of the Major Arcana are affecting and manifesting in my life at the moment. *
Third Path Completed: What am I most grateful for this Fall season?
One of the main areas I am currently working on in my Norse pagan path is learning about the spirit mothers and guardians that attend each person and ancestral line, the disir, norns, hamingjur and fylgjur. In Norse lore, the term fylgjur was also used as a name for one’s animal spirits, and the roles of these creatures and beings often overlapped with one other. (These souls and soul-aspects share some common ground with old Irish folklore of fetches.) Continue reading “Walking the Path of the Major Arcana – The Journey Ends”
I found this great ancestor spread on the blog Tarot in a Teacup and thought it would be the perfect reading to do on Halloween. Since I found the Wild Unknown Tarot and Animal Spirit Oracle work so well together, I decided to use both for this reading.
Top Row: What is my ancestral lineage?
Gazelle, Panther and Lizard – The first thing that caught my attention with these cards is that all three are designated as Fire animals by the deck’s creator, Kim Krans. A few people in my family have done some work on our family tree and both my maternal and paternal lines are populated by immigrants, and I see the fire of these cards characterised by this heritage of wanderlust and questing for a better life.
In Gazelle and Lizard, I see two creatures of acute observance, aware of their surroundings and always attuned to any change in their environment – the slightest movement, the faintest breeze or a new scent. There is astuteness in this lineage, attention to detail and a hint of vulnerability too.
In the little paper fold-out of card keywords, Krans defines the Panther as representative of “annihilation of the unnecessary, purging”, which is a wonderful precursor for the following three cards. Continue reading “Halloween Ancestor Reading”