Our Divination of the moment I drew from The Hawaiian Oracle deck. I fanned the cards from left to right and drew a single card with my left hand signaling it’s origin from the right hemisphere or intuitive seat of the brain. Ka Pe’elua or The Caterpillar was the aumakua or spirit guide selected.
In Ancient Hawai’i, Ka Pe’elua would feast on the leaves of the ‘Uala or the Hawaiian Sweet Potato. This food staple was crucial to sustaining the Hawaiian population in health and prosperity. Ancient Hawaiians respected and understood the natural order of the Universe and did not seek to oppose the Pe’elua by killing it but rather they fostered conditions mutually beneficial by creating an area where the Pe’elua could feed on discarded ‘Uala leaves after removing the caterpillar from the plant. A supplication asked of the creature requested that it leave the tubers for human consumption in exchange for the delicious leaves, hoping that both species could be supported in life by the ‘Uala, in peaceful coexistence.
Pe’elua’s wisdom speaks to us about creating boundaries on a spiritual level, preventing ourselves from crossing into the realm of retaliation and revenge based on fear of lack, but instead seeking an outcome where there are no losers but winners on both sides. We must find balance in our understanding of perceived threats instead of moving automatically into opposition, squashing what we fear with a heavy hand of vengeful resistance. When we react with destructive fear, spurned on by our entitlements, we create an atmosphere ripe for suffering that ripples out into our environment only to return to us with devastating effects. The results compromise happiness and the natural order of the universe; potentially leading to more conflicts with unimaginable collateral costs.
In Western civilization the solution typically sought to preclude predators from competing for a limited resource calls for destroying the perceived threat. Multinational GMO corporations reap enormous profits from the sale of their patented genetically modified seed crops along with the highly toxic cocktail of proprietary chemicals required to sustain their seeds through maturation by the across the board killing of insects and weeds.
Whether we talk about the conflicts in the middle east; the justification for and the production of genetically modified organisms; or the politicians willing to up-end a fragile economy to get their way without compromise; the wisdom of Ka Pe’elua is clear. Find the common ground first and work for mutually beneficial outcomes that sustain life for all not just the the diabolical ego’s of the powerful.
Midsummer Night’s Sanity
With the Summer Season half way through its course, the importance of grounding and pacing oneself to go the distance must not be over looked. Before you know it, Summer’s ephemeral beauty will be but a faded souvenir pressed in the dusty tomes of our memories; and only if we should be so lucky. Now, is the time to connect to the Earth and draw its energy up and into ones person; negating that caffeinated busy buzzy body that has been compensating for the effects of the previous evenings overindulgence. Take note the Trickster God Loki is offering you some divine advice, are you paying attention? In celebration of the Midsummer Full Moon I have cast a single Rune and a single stone.
Description: Ansuz the Rune of the Divine Messenger is associated with the Norse God Loki symbolizing a message of Divine importance, calling for us to open our ears and hearts to receive the message of the Black Stone, Onyx. Expect this message to be a hokulele against the moonlit dome of the heavens. It requires alert attentiveness for you may or may not notice it against the expanse of cosmic noise, however, it’s message is clear. GET GROUNDED and keep your HEAD CLEAR.
Revelation: Do not waste the remaining days of summer. Time does not wait for mortal man to wake from his insobriety, and time is fleeting. Take advantage of the now and prepare for what awaits. The Onyx tells us to ground ourselves and integrate. There is much confusion and disinformation being disseminated throughout the world and it is important to have balance and clarity in one’s decision-making as more gloomy uncertainty lies ahead. Do not be overly influenced by anything, especially your usual emotional buttons and their complimentary intoxicants. Be present, agreeable, and helpful; your efficiency will help carry you through the inane insanity that Autumn’s portent will bring so be prepared. Carry a piece of Onyx or a black stone in your pocket when you are at work and think efficiency and integration. Imagine energy flowing out from the stone integrating and maximizing the various energies around you, harmoniously and calmly. When moods and actions get flighty and or over-heated place the stone on your desktop and drop anchor. Feel the grounding energies pull everything back to Earth, cool and collective.
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The Hedge Witch has risen dramatically in the locus of popular culture over the past few years as interest in Pagan traditions and magical folklore has exponentially expanded. This is due in part to legal protections and the popularity of Wicca as a Neo-Pagan religion and the folklore inspired writings of authors like JK Rowling and Wiccan Hedge Witch Rae Beth. What is a Hedge Witch you may ask? And, what ‘s the difference between a Hedge Witch and a run of the mill witch?
First, witches like faery princesses, and dragons exist in our imagination and fantasy entertainments but witches also occupy the world of oblique reality and to this day are being brutally murdered in more bigoted parts of the Earth. It is important to acknowledge that witches are an ancient primal archetype possessing the ability to strike fear in cultures world-wide just like the Dragon, Giants, and Naga. Second, a “run of the mill witch” or typical witch simply does not exist as they vary between cultures, secular and religious practitioners including Wiccan, Thelemic and other New Age and Neo-Pagan Religions. Some practice in groups or covens; others prefer solitary pursuits. A few are exclusively identified with one sex; some are white, some are black some are green; some are known as Kitchen Witches and others as Warlocks.
The term Hedge Witch originated in reality and originates from the old English Haegtesse or Hedge Rider. A Hedge Rider or Witch is solitary practitioner of the natural healing arts and naturopathic-magic, but may work with others of their kind on rare occasions. Hedge Witches are also known as Traditional or Natural Witches and their skill sets and services depend on the person; often combining elements of divination, herbal healing and natural magic. Some practitioners claim it as the evolved art of the Cunning Folk, while others say that its’ practice is more a nature based neo-pagan religion like Wicca, which in my opinion is rather myopic and akin to saying Walt Disney invented the fairy tale. However, the histrionics of the Traditional Witch extends beyond just folklore and has ancient roots extending back to the biblical Witch of Endor and even further still in the esoteric histories of Egypt and Mesopotamia.
It is commonly believed that Hedge Witches are found world-wide. Traditionally known as the Village Witch, Witch Doctor, Kahuna La’au Lapa’au, Shaman, Wise or Cunning Woman or Man, this often misunderstood sometimes fringe member of the community consulted on any number of herbal cures, natural and supernatural remedies of spirit, mind, and body. The Hedge Witch assuaged matters of the heart often acting as a therapist, meta-physician, fertility, and virility specialist. The Hedge, once signified the outermost boundary of ancient villages, fields, and large estates. This boundary represented metaphysically the border between the world of the living and the nether-world of spiritual beings. Practitioners of this type of naturopathic-magic were often called Hedge Witches, not only because they lived in or just beyond the hedge or forest but because they were also believed to commune with spirits, as well as, affect the living with the use of natural magic and herbal remedies found in the “hedge”.
I was raised “On the Hedge” so to speak as the cultural differences between my parents where seemingly insurmountable and at times contradictory. As Intuitive consultant I identify with the Hedge Witch Archetype and draw upon both my Hawaiian healing intuitions of the Kahuna La’au Lapa’au and the hereditary Hola’e which stems from my maternal line going back 20 generations to the Kahuna Nui Pa’ao and my many years of study of western esoterica and the observations of my step-mother(of Eastern European heritage) and her powerful intuitive elucidations which both terrified and fascinated me. For hundreds of years through my paternal line our family maintained a famous well which was widely used for healing, divination, and potent wish making in the South West of England. All this says is that herbal and spiritual healing have ancient roots in my psyche and my genetic structure and Hedge Craft harnesses the mind to heal, as I understand it. As a Tarot Card consultant I utilize my understandings of these healing modalities to aid people in finding clarity and understanding in the face of their difficulties. I believe the power of the mind can create miraculous healing if properly coaxed and that overwrought thinking and stress can cause illness if left unchecked. If you have difficult questions that need answering please contact us for a consultation.
Divination of the Moment
Let the light in and experience joy, Wunjo is the Rune that signifies the emerging psyche from the darkness into the light, allowing for restoration and rejuvenation of the spirit, mind, and body. So pull back those heavy drapes of excessive thinking and let the light in! In Hawaiian tradition the Kukui or Candle Nut metaphysically and literally means light, as the oil from the Kukui fueled the ubiquitous tiki torches that illuminated the inevitable darkness of the Polynesian night, dispelling fears of the unknown.
We often allow the darkness of negative thinking to oppress and dominate our thoughts through the judging and condemning of ourselves and others. When we “lighten” up we pull the heavy rocks or negative thoughts that block the light of our love from shinning up and out from the vessel that holds our spiritual light and soul. In Hawaii when we offer a Kukui Lei (garland of Kukui nuts) with Aloha to guests and loved ones, it recognizes the Divine Light and love we share as children of God.
Insensitivity to other belief systems is an endemic plague undermining the fabric of every society. Lightening up your beliefs and you might realize that politics is a costly game that one need not play in order to find happiness.
If you haven’t received your daily dose of Vitamin D try spending a little time enjoying the sunlight on your face. Smile, because you are precisely in the right place, at the right time, right now! Bask in the light for it is a gift to receive, like ripe fruit on the vine, it is there for your enjoyment! If the darkness that surrounds you can’t wait until the Dawn, light a candle and regard its energy and dissolve your overwrought thoughts and share the…
Divination of The Moment:
-Hawaii Tarot Card of the Day
Ten of Cups
Find and relish the joy brought by family and friends today. Joy comes from the belief that love and friendship are what makes the world go round and palatable.
Today is a day for being happy and happiness is a choice. Security is an illusion but feeling secure in the love of others is a gift to enjoy, so what’s stopping you, have fun and be joyful, no one else can do that for you.
You are responsible for the happiness in your life so participate and choose to be thankful than choose to be happy, even in the face of despair.
The dividends are paid in laughs, smiles, hugs, and kisses. You are certainly rich beyond measure if you share these ephemeral delights!
For hundreds of years now, it has been traditional for the Dalai Lama, and the Government, to consult Nechung during the New Year festivals. In addition, he might well be called upon at other times if either have specific queries. I myself have dealings with him several times a year This may sound far-fetched to twentieth-century western readers. Even some Tibetans, mostly those who consider themselves ’progressive’, have misgivings about my continued use of this ancient method of intelligence gathering. -The Dalai Lama
Please enjoy our video divination of the moment…
For our Divination of the Moment we drew three runes:
DAGAZ– In the moment states a major life changing breakthrough in one’s self awareness and circumstances is in progress. Offerings of profound opportunity and success are waiting in the wings for your awareness. You are experiencing a 180 degree turnaround in perspective which will unleash your power potential and create dramatic changes in your life.
ANSUZ– Moving from the past suggests that psychic or synchronistic signals or signs have alerted your consciousness to this major transformation and your subconscious is intuitively preparing for the transformation that is to come. Pay attention to the messengers they may come in many forms but they will confirm what you already know.
HAGALZ– Suggests that a disruption marks the potential future, revealing a release from the binding that is now beginning to unravel. If you are feeling uneasiness, take a deep breath and release the trepidation. Take stock in those you love and love you for they will give you courage to face and overcome the fear. Freedom is the destination, fear is the obstacle.
A Rune Forecast for October:
Sometimes an education that is forced upon us like a shot of castor oil will bristle the back hairs with vehement resistance but in the end we usually are happier and healthier for it; as knowledge leads to wisdom.
Chin up! Life is not lived through television, facebook, and twitter. Life is always lived in the moment so take stock and be thankful for what you have; be conscious of all you think, say, and do; be open to the Truth, as you are a child of GOD worthy of love, wisdom, and happiness. Regarding the Law of Cause and Effect, When we strive for perfecting the cause we fertilize perfect effects.
The gloomy pall of the last months “sturm und drang” will now begin to dissipate as we emotionally move into the fall season. The pang of nostalgia for sunnier days past, cast a disappointing gloom for us last month as the torch of hope, was dumped into a bucket of doubt punctuated by the World Trade Organization’s wry comment that the various governments should be good and ready to have the general population bashed in the financial testes yet again, which was code for “if you haven’t stocked up on tear gas and rubber bullets, you have only yourself to blame.”
Now is the time of emergence from this haze of doom and gloom; now is the time to inform the mind on what is actually happening in front of our faces and behind closed doors both in our government and corporate boardrooms; now is the moment to achieve clarity on who actually represents our collective best interests? Clear away your old illusions and take responsibility for your own education on what our US currency is based on in the 21st century.
Be prepared for a big punch in the gut but don’t despair as it is all happening for your ultimate betterment and benefit, though it won’t seem that way at the time. When we find ourselves stuck in a detrimental belief system that is patently false we sometimes don’t want to know how much nonsense we have put ourselves through because we didn’t read between the lines and kept expecting politicians to be honest, CEO’s to be ethical, and bankers to be human beings.
In a nutshell, find out for yourself how money is made in this country and the industrialized world, if you think you learned it in school you didn’t. Learn what our world currencies are actually based on (it was worth something tangible 40 years ago), you’d be surprised to know what those dollars sitting in your wallet are actually worth. Here’s a hint money=debt. Understand credit and it’s issuance and how our financial markets are controlled by those who control credit. Augment your spending habits by supporting your local economy and neighbors. Stop buying products that don’t represent your personal values, exploit others, or harms your health and livelihood. Once you start your journey down the rabbit hole, don’t give up you’ll be glad you didn’t.
Tarot Card of the Day: The Seven of Pentacles:
As we prepare to reap what we have sown, and collect the object of our labors the opportunity to examine our true intentions and our current situation is at hand. The Seven of Pentacles reveals to us that through hard work and determination we can nurture our thoughts into material fruit, however, in the moment we are not quite ready to collect the harvest as our labors have not fully ripened. It is often in this moment of re-evaluation that our true intent becomes realized and the pesky pests that lie in our past attachments emerge from the subconscious to gnaw on our potential. Fear of success, is a vague and elusive rat. To the unrealized mind this is the moment when things mysteriously begin to fall apart, right before the harvest, when our burgeoning ideas and self-confidence begins to falter and the weeds of doubt and the vermin of fear destroy our co-creative efforts. Onipa’a, be steadfast for the harvest is at hand! The Seven of Pentacles asks us to stop and pause to re-examine your reasons for working so hard and whether it’s the path you truly should be following. Re-affirm your commitment to your own happiness and take the next step as the pay off is right around the corner. Be weary of letting your fears stop you from receiving what you have worked so hard to achieve.
Leaning upon his hoe, a farmer pauses to regard his efforts which are flowering abundantly on the vine, soon the flowers or The Seven Pentacles will transform into fruit and the time of reaping will begin. To the Ancient Hawaiians the vine growing Ipu was tended to with great care and skill. Flies and maggots would often overwhelm the blossoms impeding pollination and the slightest jostling or bruising of the young gourds would cause the fruit to rot. The vigilant gardener keeps the pests at bay so that verdant ideas may bear fruit.
Tarot Card of The Day: Wheel of Fortune
Fate versus Destiny; what’s the difference? Do we have control over our lives or are we just holding on to the wheel? Does free will exist? The Wheel of Fortune is both a transporting device and a mode of torture. It can deliver great success in one moment and dispatch that success in the next. This contraption of opposites both intrigues and horrifies us; instilling within our collective psyche the urge to engage life as if it were an arbitrary game of chance. This notion begs the question, is life really a collection of random circumstances or is there something more to it? The Tarot knows the answer and it’s mystery is revealed through the synchronisation of events that surround our often myopic perceptions of reality. In other words, the more we pay attention to the choices we make and the reasons for why we make those choices the better we understand the boons and busts of our seemingly arbitrary experiences. When we truly understand the Law of Cause and Effect, we realize the importance of taking accountability for ALL of our thoughts, words, and actions. Every nuance no matter how seemingly insignificant resonates out into the universe eventually echoing back to us for better or for worse. If you feel like your stuck in and endless cycle of ups and downs ask yourself, how am I contributing to my Karmic reality?
The Sphinx, with her secret, presides over The Wheel of Fortune. The Wheel as it turns counter-clockwise propels its riders up and then down into perpetuity or so it would seem. Does the Sphinx hold the riddle to the mystery? Is there a way off the Wheel? The four permanent signs of the Zodiac in conjunction with the four Gospels sit as sentinels on the four corners of the card leaving the seeker to consider that perhaps the answer is right in front of us.
Tarot Card of the Day: The Three of Wands
Without risk there is no reward, even in times of financial chaos and confusion opportunity abounds. It is precisely in these uncertain times that the greatest opportunity for success exists and nothing prevents the senses from detecting opportunity than unmitigated fear. The Three of Wands invites us to over come our thoughts of lack so that we may open the mind to unlimited potential. Poverty is a state of mind first that creates a state of being. Stop listening to the chatter of fear that is so artfully manipulated by pundits and television personalities. Stop sniveling and shivering in your boots and move from a state of petrified inaction to one of positive empowering action; prosperity and abundance is your divine birth right, not something the government or banks bestow upon you. You are NOT your credit rating you are a divine child of the Universe deserving of Gods unlimited abundance. Expect commerce to flourish this week and coöperation with one’s business associates will pay dividends.
With The Three of Wands we find standing upon the hill of higher consciousness, the Merchant. He intently watches as his ships; laden with the bounty of his co-creative efforts with God, return across the waters of the subconscious. Grasping firmly in his right hand the Merchant supports his role as co creator with the unquestionable belief in his creative energies and abilities represented in the suit of wands. Being in a state of unlimited abundance requires our firm belief in ourselves and The Divine Will, ensuring us that God’s Love includes unlimited supply. Believe!
Tarot Card of the Day: The Fool
There is nothing more refreshing then starting your day with a bright open mind; ripe for opportunity and new beginnings. A choice is being offered to you today and with that comes the awesome responsibility of making the right decision. The Fool has no limitations outside of his own thinking and as such the opportunities are endless but be weary that the precipice of self doubt lays dangerously close and may need some thoughtful negotiation should your mind stray from it’s intended path. Ask yourself are you choosing Love or Fear?
A finely attired fop of a youth known as The Fool strides boldly into the field of action, his head turned upward with the nourishing rays of God’s loving intent at his back. Holding a white rose of pure intention his goal is a lofty one. Across his shoulder he carries in his sack, the four elements of co-creation, indicating that he holds all the tools he will need for self-realization and success while on his sojourn to the self. At his feet is his loving prancing companion, loyal to his cause, and equally oblivious to limited thinking; a reminder of God’s unconditional love.
Tarot Card of the Day: The Five of Swords
Watch out for those who hold deception on their lips with wicked intent in their eyes. Ill-gotten gains, deceit, and general chicanery are caused by those who choose fear over love. The persuasive Specter of Lack will whisper desperate thoughts to those who lack the will to choose love; don’t be one of them today. You may get what you covet but at what price? Focus on the abundance given to you by the Divine and don’t buy the processed and packaged “there’s only so much to go around…”! frozen dinner. When you have Love what more do you really need.
The hectic sky of The Five of Swords echoes the hoarding and gloating thoughts of a mind separate from God. How much is really enough? When you materialize your existence your possessions posses you. Instead of closing the deal with a coupe de gras, why not focus on the closing gift with an equal measure of gratitude.