It’s been a bit quiet on the Wild Grace front. It’s actually more like life as a whole has been quite topsy-turvy for the last 2 months as we’ve relocated from Italy to a quaint wee town in Northern England.
And, you know. Mercury retrogrades and all that.
I’ve been toying around with ideas for how to put myself out there more in real life now that we’re in English speaking territory. And luckily this area has an alternative buzz about it – thanks to things like the proximity of incredible natural beauty and a nearby Buddhist temple.
So I think that my approach to tarot etc could go down well.
But at the same time I still want to be putting energy into the online world as well. It’s been experimental for me so far – and is likely to be for a while to come.
A few major changes that I’m planning on implementing:
- No more written readings. I want my writing energy to be spent on writing better blog posts, having a good newsletter and working on other projects. Unfortunately the energy it requires to put together written readings is too much based on what I’ve been charging.
- Extended audio readings – since I’m finding myself with more and more to say!
- And last but not least – readings over Skype. I’ve had a few people request this so I’m happy that I can begin to offer this very soon.
Apart from that, everything will continue to be tweaked and we’ll just have to see what happens. I mean, it is Mercury retrograde still as of writing this and I know a little better than to be announcing every intention with that in play!
Speaking of which….
Mercury goes direct this week after slowing down to stand at its station, in Virgo, on the North Node. It also will oppose Neptune, and trine Pluto.
While meditating on this configuration the words “Modus Operandi” came through very strongly. And I guess that’s part of why I’m examining the way I’m running the blog with a bit of a fine tooth comb.
Virgo is about the everyday detail. The ritual and the routine. I feel like this is the right time to be implementing a critical change. It doesn’t have to be a big dramatic statement. It can be the way you take your tea.
Small actions taken now, make for big consequences later.
We also need to be mindful of not being too attached to any intended outcomes right now. Results arrive in any case and with Neptune in play, it’s likely we won’t be seeing clearly anyway. And if we are heavily invested in success, then suffering is almost guaranteed.
I’m not really thinking that much about long term success right now. At the moment I’m more about what’s sustainable.
We can learn a lot simply by focusing on the process of whatever it is that we’re doing. It is the carrier of subtle messages.
I really feel that although I’m writing this in a bit of a la-di-da Mercury-Neptune way, the importance of what I’m talking about can’t really be over-emphasized.
The North Node’s involvement says that although we might not realise it now (thanks to Neptune’s nebulous influence) we have an opportunity to foster our own evolution and level up our entire magickal approach.
It’s a good time to get the microscope out on your life and make just one key change.
A One Card Mercury Direct Tarot Spread
Pull the Magician (Mercury’s card) out of the deck and spend some time in contemplation with the image.
What is the simplest change I can make right now that will create the most profound and positive change in my life?
I received the Queen of Wands. Being courageous in my approach is critical. Unfortunately I’ve been feeling a distinct lack of passion in my creative life in the last few weeks. So being brave and putting myself out there will allow my creative fire be re-kindled.
I’d love to know what card you get if you do this for yourself. Let me know which one, and you’re take on it, and I’ll give you a quick read on what I think that this might mean for you too.
Happy Mercury direct!