A peek at one of the new cards in the second edition Divine Muses Oracle.
Sometimes we get stuck in dualistic thinking. Either/or. Right or wrong. Us vs. them. But what would happen if we transcended this type of thinking?
There are numerous ways of being that are not expressed in the binary. We don’t have to choose just one option. This or that. We can go beyond the binary. There’s magic to be had here. Either/or thinking becomes both/and thinking. The archetype is the Divine Androgyne—the Divine And.
This archetype is a reflection of the alchemical Rebis. The Divine Masculine & Divine Feminine are two parts of the wholeness that is the Divine.
By making sharp distinctions we are blinded to the fact that all opposites in reality spring from the same source, and that the whole of creation is in truth still one. The opposites, and the material world which they constitute, are a subjective reality, and the enlightened mind can see through this to the unity which is its true nature.
For the past few months, I’ve been reflecting how this energy shows up for me, what its role has been in our society, how it has been hidden, and how it’s resurfacing or needing to. >>>>>
We see things not as they are, but as we are ourselves -H.M. Tomlinson
The Law of Reflection (aka the Law of Correspondences or the Law of Cause and Effect in the Kybalion) can be seen in the following ways:
“As within, so without, as without, so within.”
The outer world is a reflection of our inner world. The world inside of us is the cause, the outer world is the effect.
If we want to change the outer world (effect), we have to change the inner world (cause). The answer to most issues we seek to resolve can be found when we look inside—it begins with our thoughts and attitude.
This card reflects that adage: Life is 20% what happens to you and 80% how you react.
We’re in the midst of eclipse season! I pulled the Mystic Rapture card reversed from the Divine Muses Oracle and one of its reversed/shadow messages is about eclipse season reflection. Eclipses can bring change and force us to look at our Shadow. We are being asked to adapt & grow beyond the current perception of ourselves and that of the world.
Eclipses are an obscuration of the sun or moon, and this phenomenon reflects the darker side of our nature—or Shadow. If you are sensitive to energy, this reversed card is suggesting that you take heed during this eclipse season. >>>>>
I made the tiniest and (cutest) model of my 2nd edition Divine Muses Oracle box to see what it will look like.
The size of the magnetic box will end up being much larger (about 3" x 5") to fit the standard cards. I’m not making a mini DMO, though that would be so adorable!
I drew one of the cards from the deck today and got Mystic Rapture, which speaks to ecstatic bliss and deep inspiration found in spiritual practice, or any practice or ritual one is passionate about.
Finishing the last touches of two new cards in the deck and some fixes on 11 of the original cards.
ETA for 2nd edition is roughly Summer 2021? I’m not taking pre-orders just yet. I’ve put a deposit in with the printer, so production is not far off. Btw, the guidebook will be similar as the first edition, seen here behind the High Priestess candle.
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While I was creating a Reels for Instagram, The High Priestess card came up to remind us of the Dark Moon energies we are entering.
The Dark Moon is the Moon for priestess magic. The time to tap into your mystical or spiritual discipline, to quiet down and hear / understand the teachings intuitively.
Moon entered Pisces early this morning and the New Moon in Pisces is Saturday at 2:21am PST! This is an invitation to recharge your mind and body if you've been feeling emotionally drained. May you be restored during this time.
Anyone else feeling this Swords-y energy at this Lunar New Year? Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, and the Sun & Moon are ALL currently vibrating in Aquarius energy.
With the Aquarius vibes, most Tarotists would think of The Star card, which perhaps does reflect the macrocosmic reality, but I’m not sensing that as strongly right now. I am sensing microcosmic mundane world in these three Swords cards today.
Don’t you love when the cards show up with the obvious? A message from the Lua Tarot as we wrap up the Gregorian calendar year shows shift & change.
Key 20 (Judgement/Evolution) keywords: renewal, liberation, Aeon, a new era.
Key 0/22 (The Seeker/Fool) keywords: fresh start, trust, pure potential, opportunity, leap of faith.
Trust the realizations that have been made this year, and take them into 2021. There’s pure potential to plant seeds for a new era. Focus your intention to awaken them.
“The prettiest flowers grow in the biggest pile of shit.”
May 2021 bless you with the most beautiful blossoms!
Happy New Year!
Do you believe in magic? Today’s Full Moon tarot card is the Lua Tarot's Magician.
October skies will bless us with two magical Full Moons: today and Halloween, a true blue moon.
It has been a rough couple of weeks. We’re seeing extra tension in the world thanks to Mars retrograde. But, we have a chance to step out of the conflict of warrior Mars and return to our central inner power.
“The happiness of man consists in life. And life is in labor...The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people.” —Lev Tolstoy
Blessed New Moon in Virgo! Here we have the Lua Tarot Hermit who is: the Prophet of the Eternal and the Magus of the Voice of Power, ruled by Virgo.
The Hermit thrives in solitude, but she is service-oriented, connecting to humankind with deep compassion.
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Maree Bento is a collage artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a tarot reader and deck creator who enjoys studying the stars and using astrology in her readings. She was born under a Sagittarius Sun with Libra Rising and Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena.
Maree has been a licensed massage therapist for 18 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts deepened her intuitive abilities and inspires her approach to tarot, creativity, and divination. Music, dancing, poetry, and lemon balm tea are her current well-being aids.
She's a Portuguese-American who loves to travel and connect with family, friends, & animals. She lives in Pacific NW with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante, who perpetually reminds them to laugh and play and take walks in nature, whether rain or shine.
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