Welcome to Autumn and the turning of the wheel!
Doesn't it feel like as soon as September hit, BOOM it was Fall?! I hate to be a downer, but I am personally very happy for the change of season. It brings a beautifully fresh new energy, autumn is definitely my favorite time of year.
As we enter the dark months, and the Sun gets further away, it is naturally a time for introspection and Shadow work. Even though this year in GENERAL has been a whole lot of Shadow work on so many planetary and karmic levels. It's interesting that in today's cards we have the reappearance of the Moon, which is the ultimate Shadow work indicator in the Tarot.
Today I shuffled my cards as I looked out into the open sky and these 3 cards flew out. As some of you may know, when this happens it's a big !HELLOOOO!
It's like your deck has something important to share and doesn't care what your inquiry is, it's getting it's message out. I love it when this happens, I find the messages so much more deep and meaningful than one might first want or expect.
The first jumper was the Fool.
Which is spot on I feel for most of us right now. He signifies new beginnings and happenings, hope, adventure, carefree spirit sometimes to a fault. On a Karmic level in the Soul's journey through the major Arcana, the Fool is pure spirit. He is the birth (or rebirth) of the soul, even before being conceptualized. He has much to learn, but he is free of the burdens of the world. He has not yet experienced material or personal attachments, so his judgement is pure, but sometimes naive. He takes the leap of faith without worrying about the consequences.
Some people look at him negatively, but I believe him to be an excellent omen. We have much to learn from his carefree spirit. Imagine how it would feel if we could get rid of self- doubt, fear of failure, worry about what others think of us or our actions. To be totally free of judgement?
Here, he's signifying the change of season, in the World and within ourselves.
The Moon is an interesting a deep compliment to the Fool. In the Fool card we have a white hot sun in the top corner, in the Moon card we have what looks like the combination of the Sun and the Moon...looking rather somber.
The appearance of the Moon symbolizes going deep within, exploring the dream state, acknowledging primal instincts and getting lost in the darkness of the psyche. And appropriate card for September and the coming Autumnal Equinox. We are entering into darkness, Lunar energy is strong and we are going back into the womb of the earth.
The Page of Cups further emphasizes the spirituality in the Fool and the Moon. This Page is very connected to his/her spiritual creativity, and emotions. With it brings heightened intuition and spiritual gifts.
We are embarking upon a new phase in our spiritual evolution. The turning of the Great Wheel always bring with it connection to spirit, shifting our focus, giving thanks, releasing and renewing energy.
This combination is very interesting indeed.
It both warns us about the Folly of the Fool and the delusions and distractions it can bring, but also the importance of doing the inner work. We are urged to embrace the changes around us, to listen to the psyche and the Shadow of the Soul.
By going deep within, taking this time for ourselves and for introspection, we will have access to important intuitive guidance. Psychic gifts may appear, even if just for a period of time. You may notice your guts speaks louder in the next few days. Listen to what is buried deep within, just don't get lost in the woods.