Sunday, 30 August 2015

Weekly Tarot Reading - Aug 30 - Sept 5

       I did this reading slightly differently than last week's there is not so much of a focus on begining, middle and end of week as there is the energies that will influence the entire week. For this week's reading I used the Druidcraft deck, I hope it offers you guidance and clarity.


Energies Influencing this Week:
~ Seven of Pentacles (Reversed)
~ Eight of Cups

Guidance to Help you Make the Best of your Week:
~ Cernunnos

     The combination of the reversed Seven of Pentacles and the Eight of Cups indicates that this week will largely be influenced by dissatifisfaction with work. You may become worried or impatient with your own work ethic or the recognition you are receiving, leading you to feel melancholic in other areas of your life. Towards the middle of the week these feelings will push you to recognize which goals are no longer fulfilling and further, to change your direction and travel to new destinations whether physically, mentally, or spiritually.

      Cernunnos advises that in order to make the best of your week that you accept responsibility for the actions and goals which have brought you melancholy but also that you move beyond them. Get in touch with the wildness of your soul and connect once more with nature to provide you with the clarity you need to change directions.

     Additionally, the imagery of greenery and streams, indicates that this week will largely be ruled by the Elements of Earth and Water.

Many Blessings,

Sarah

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Weekly Tarot Reading for Aug 23 - 29

    So this morning as I sipped my cup of decaf and stared out the window at the sunshiney sky, I thought it was about high-time that I started sharing some tarot readings with you guys. So from now on, if I can get myself all organized :p I'm going to post a general Weekly Tarot Reading for the coming week ahead, every Sunday. 

     This Weekly Tarot Reading consists of three cards, the first addresses the begining of the week, the second the middle and the third, the end of the week. For this week's reading I used the Druid Animal Oracle which I am reaquainting myself with after we took a bit of  a break from each other.

    So without further ado here it goes!


~From Left to Right~
Beginning of the Week: Goose 
Middle of the Week: Wren
End of the Week: Cow

      Goose indicates that the beginning of the week will be filled with creative and stable energies. The Goose represents commitment in long-term relationships, partnerships and endeavours suggesting that what is addressed in the beginning of the week will be guided by the stability of long-term support. If you are seeking to futher your relationship, partnership, business venture, or goals, and determine their respective futures, the beginning of the week is the time to do so. Additionally, if you are a creative spirit, spend time with your artistic nature this week, especially at the beginning as you will find stable support at this time.

     The Wren though a physically small creature is also mighty and calls you to pay attention to the little things by mid-week. Whether it be holding the door open for someone, remembering to say thank you, or putting that extra bit of attention into a project rather than just pushing it aside, even the smallest of things you do this week will be of consequence.

     The Cow emphasizes that by week's end you will feel a motherly, nurturing and supportive energy guiding your actions. The Cow does not ask you to do anything to recieve this maternal, loving energy but simply to open yourself up to its beauty, peace and caring.

      Overall, this week will be filled with support from beginning to end. Engage in creative activities and pay attention to the small things because every little action counts this week! 

Many Blessings,

Sarah

p.s. The crystals depicted in the above reading are, quartz, rough ametrine and quartz, from left to right. If you would like to purchase your own rough ametrine or a personalized tarot reading please visit my Etsy shop: www.ittybittycelticwitch.etsy.com.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

On Depression, Mental Health & Getting Over It

      So I realize the last part of the title sort of suggests that I might be saying that if you have depression or another mental health disorder that you should just go and get over it. Like maybe snapping your fingers or something will make it all better, but I'm not, well not entirely.

      Having dealt with depression in my past I know from experience that it is not something that you can just snap your fingers and get over as nice as that would be. For me depression happened at a point in my life where everything just seemed to be way beyond my control and after holding it all in for too long I just kind of went kaput and laid in bed without an apetite staring at the ceiling for a month.


      After about a month of that and a break down at work I decided enough was enough and went on a low dose anti-depressant for about a year (Cipralex). The first two weeks of anti-depressants were pretty rough. My apetite didn't return right away and no magical happy fairies appeared to make it all go away. I also got jittery and yawned all the time, like all the time. But it didn't last. After about two weeks ago I calmed down to the point where I could look at food again and actually want to eat and wasn't all shaky and yawning. My attention span came back as well. I went from not being able to read two pages of a book to reading four or so 500 page books over two months (from the Wheel of Time series if you're curious), you literally could not tear me away from a book, just like my bibliophile self was used to before everything went all crazy pants in my brain.

    In my opinion anti-depressants are a way to get out of the place where you don't want to get out of bed. They aren't the full solution, not by a long shot but they got me out of my bed and wanting to do the things I loved, like reading.


    But back to the beginning where I suggested that maybe there is something in just making yourself move past it, because I truly believe that will-power was one of the primary things that kept me going. I knew I need help so I got it, I talked to a councellor for as long as I needed to, and sought support from friends, and friends who knew what depression felt like. It might seem scary to ask friends and tell friends about how you feel but in my case it helped alot. Support is pretty damn essential.

    You also need to be ready to want to help yourself. If you don't want to help yourself chances are you won't get better and you won't be happy. If you want to get better, you have to want to get better.
   So my advice? Find your reason for wanting to get better whether it is wanting to be able to get out of bed, wanting to read a book or more importantly because you're worth it and then, do it. Find the help you need and actually talk about your problems with people like councellors, don't just skirt around them, after all that's what they are there for.


    Also, invest a little energy in believing in your own will power because if you can will yourself to get out of bed and go for a walk in nature one morning then there's a stronger chance that the next day going for that walk will be a little bit easier.

Many Blessings,

Sarah
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