Perhaps it’s just me, but this February has seemed like quite a long one. It began with a strong new moon at the end of Mercury retrograde, and here in Houston, the weather has been practically extreme: springtime warm and sunny one week, wintery cold and cloudy the next.
All along, the Wheel of Fortune is moving us forward. Just as we’ve started seeing an improvement in the news around public health, a tense buildup on the other side of the globe has exploded into violence. It feels a little like two steps forward, two steps back.
Yet spring is coming, as it inevitably does. We’re still on the edge of reemergence from the dark of the year, with days growing longer and optimism not far behind. What energy will we find around us for the month of March?
The Chrysalis, Opened
Today we’re using the Chrysalis Tarot, a deck with a lush, natural, magical appeal. While it has its essential basis in the Smith-Waite deck, creators Toney Brooks and Holly Sierra added in unique significance from what they call the “Otherworld.”
Each card corresponds to the order of their counterparts in a traditional deck, but brings in a different viewpoint: imaginative and mystical, intended to reflect the collective unconscious. The Major Arcana are figures drawn from global mythology to represent the archetypes; the Minor Arcana suits stick to the traditional elements, but unique symbols; the court cards are replaced by members of a medieval performing troupe.
This creative spin on tradition is designed to reach into heart and soul, to assist in “Tarot’s illumination of your psyche.” It’s a perfect theme for the emergence of spring, and you can find it in-store at Indigo Moons.
1: Six of Mirrors (Water/Cups)
This six symbolizes how the energy from your past informs your future. These shimmering pools arrayed in a lush garden represent memories, including those you haven’t yet made.
In combination with the following card, we can see that this leaves us with work to be done. When times are hard, we often lean on memories of when things seemed easier. But too much focus on the past can leave us unprepared for the future.
Rely on your memories of better days to encourage you, but don’t stay stuck in the past. Reality is harsh and it’s up to us to create brighter days ahead.
2: Celtic Owl (The Hanged Man)
This creature is here to encourage us. If only we will let go of ego and old ways of thinking, we will learn how all things are interconnected. Remember that the unseen is just as real as the seen.
This is one of the familiar messages of the Hanged Man: release outmoded thinking and adjust your perspective. We all know it isn’t simple, but it is work worth doing. Go within and find the place where the divine spark lives in you, because it is also where we find peace and harmony.
3: The Sorceress (High Priestess)
Where the Celtic Owl gently speaks, the Sorceress calls and beckons. Yet their goal is the same: to lead us to the higher consciousness within ourselves. Our connection with the universe is no less real than our day-to-day lives.
The Sorceress stands at the Veil between worlds, crafting magic for all to experience. Most of us have spent inordinate amounts of time in the last couple of years on the mundane and the commonplace. She’s here to draw us in past the surface and guide us to deeper truths - most importantly, that our outer lives depend on our inner world, our understanding of our light and shadow, a sense of where we fit in to the universe.
Susan (aka the Dragonfly Charmer) is an Indigo Moons staff member and an intuitive reader with over 25 years of experience. She also teaches Tarot classes at the shop; her next Tarot Essentials class is coming March 29. If you’re interested in online Tarot learning, check out her new Patreon, Dragonfly Academy. Visit her Linktree for all the other places you can find her.
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