Samhain marks the end of the modern witch’s spiritual year and November 2nd is the start of the next. That means the 1st is the day between years, and it’s a perfect time to see what the new year will bring.
I’ve been playing around with a new oracle system. A half dozen years ago this article popped up http://www.ata-tarot.com/reflections/10-05-10/junk-oracle-2.html with a type of divination that really spoke to me. Junkomancy, flotsam and jetsom oracle, found object oracle, charm casting, trinket oracles, there are lots of variations on the theme, and quite a few people coming up with kitchy names to market their set, but they all boil down to the same basic premise. A take on throwing the bones, a collection of bits is assembled, a handful are chosen blindly and tossed onto a cloth or surface, and the resulting pattern is interpreted.
My throw included a crystal ball, a race car, a more sedate car, a key, and a goat. Some symbols have universally accepted meanings; keys open doors and make the way easier, cars are travel, goats traditionally are a new enterprise that includes risk, and crystal balls look into the future.
If I worry too much about the future, or try to go too fast, I’m going to be derailed, but if I step back and let things flow the doors to new things will open without effort .
I added a tarot card to the reading, asking for what my personal year should focus on in regards to relationships and my emotional state . The Queen of Cups. Trust my intuition. Listen to my inner voice. Show compassion.
Yeah. Sigh. I’ll work on it.