How can I find the most joy in the day? – The Moon + Witch of Disks R (Crone)

Crone Moon Crone Witch of Disks

Hmm, this is a bit of a puzzler.  The Moon, especially in this deck, seems to reinforce a sense of isolation, separation and solitude.  She is surrounded by a dark, bleak lunar-looking landscape, wrapped in a full length blue cloak.  Her round face bears with its large eyes and huge grin almost appears ghastly (it reminds me of the grimace the Joker worse in Batman comics).  I get the sense she is the only read thing in this landscape.  Everything around her is the result of her own inner vision and imagination – for better or worse.  If I ask her a question I might get an answer but whether it will be the one I seek is open to debate.

The Siren of Disks shows a serene dark-skinned woman with white hair.  She is adorned with a large green pendant and earrings.  She seems wise, serene and approachable.  This is a woman who will welcome me into her home and offer me a hot cup of tea, nourishing food and a supportive ear.  She gives practical, wise counsel and reminds me that the best response to situations is probably the simplest.  At the same time she doesn’t sugar-coat things.  I get the sense that this wise elder will call me on my bullshit quicker than she’ll refill my teacup.

This is a rather odd combination, especially in response to my query today.  My question was prompted by a beautiful afternoon outside – the sun was shining and it was rather warm.  I felt joy and happiness well up inside when I walked outdoors.  I wanted to wrap myself in that feeling for the of the day.  Looking at The Moon I realize that one way to achieve this is to listen to my inner voice and trust my instincts.  I need to trust in my dreams and allow myself to connect with parts of myself that have “never been born” because I didn’t have the faith in myself.  I think this connects with the work I’ve been doing with the dark feminine.

This is balance by the practical, grounded energy of the Siren of Earth.  She is reversed because I think she is letting me know this is energy I already possess; it’s inside me.  I just need to make sure I balance my quest on the inner planes and with the dark feminine with an equal amount of common sense and reality checking.  I need to be careful not to get so caught up in my dream world that I lose my connection to reality.

On another level this card reminds me of the current situation with my mother-in-law.  She is stuck in an isolated, barren and stark landscape with no idea how she got there or how to get out.  Her reality seems very dream-like or perhaps nightmarish is the more correct term.  Perhaps I am the Lady, the Witch of Disks, who keeps her tethered to reality in some small way.  Maybe I need to look for whatever joy can be found in this kind of situation.  It doesn’t need to be completely stark.

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