10 of Stones (Greenwood & Wildwood)

 

The sense I got from this card today is that it is important to focus on the home place and family issues.  The house at the center of the card has a road leading to it and a large tree (oak?) growing from its center.  This speaks to me on two levels – one is very basic and reminds us that the home is where the heart is and is at the center of our world.  The other is how many ancient cultures looked at trees – as pathways to connect with the Otherworld; with the gods, the spirits and even the dead.  The tree could often serve as a shamanic roadway that allowed the shaman to travel to the other worlds and work with those energies to serve his tribe.

So there is a two-fold message for me today.  The first is that I need to focus on my home and family life.  Finding a way to create a “happy family”.  Of course this is often easier said than done but the reality is that my  happiness is in my hands.  I may have to deal with challenges that are occasionally overwhelming and severely limit my options and freedom, but that doesn’t mean I have to let them make me miserable.  I also know that I need to focus some energies on getting my physical environment in some semblance or order.  The clutter and chaos is getting too disruptive.  I’ve been slowly but surely getting rid of books I no longer need and I’m sure there are other things around the house that can be released.

I also think this card is reinforcing messages I’ve previously received about reconnecting with and establishing some sort of spiritual practice.  Unfortunately I’m as observant a Druid as I was a Catholic.  That needs to change.  Perhaps I need to get my physical space in order first so that I can get my spiritual space to bloom and grow.

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