Dark Moon Empire
If it doesn’t bring you peace, profit, or purpose… don’t give it your energy.
As you continue the Journey of The Fool, and bid adieu to the Emperor, you may trudge along your path confident that you have gained all of the knowledge you need to continue. I am afraid you are mistaken. You see, you haven't even reached the initiation process of this journey yet, dear Fool! It isn’t called the The “Fools Journey” for no reason. The amount of times you will be hit with humility and grace along this path will bring severe damage to your ego. If your pride is the glue that holds your personality together, be prepared to lose the very foundation that you believe keeps you intact. The blows you receive will have you questioning whether or not you were made for such an adventure.
- Top Story - September 2023
The EmperorTop Story - September 2023
As you, the fool, approach the throne of the Emperor, you may be taken aback by his absence. You see, the Emperor does not waste time in a chair, regardless of the power tied to it. The Emperor is actively churning the chaos into structure and order. He is bent at the knee, soiling his trousers. His sleeves are rolled all the way up and his elbows are deep in the dysfunction of his Empire. He is the glue that holds it all together, and he does it with grace and ease. He is the Sun energy, the trusted and healed divine masculine. He makes every feminine fold, but only has his eyes set on one moon, his beloved Empress.
As the Fool continues on their journey, the next encounter, after the magician and High priestess, is The Empress. She is the Queen of Queens. She is the Mother figure and the embodiment of the Divine Feminine. She is the result of lessons learned in order to acquire her current status. She is steps away from the High Priestess. Just about next in line.
Seeing in the Dark
The Void is a wild place. I’ve been here many times. It’s the space between the end and the beginning. It’s when you’ve completed one journey but you’re sitting in the waiting room of your next one. It’s when you’re ready for another level but you're wandering purgatory, anticipating the breakthrough that's going to release you. It’s the hallway before the next room. That dark period in the early hours of the morning before the sun creeps over the horizon.
The Magician and The High Priestess
In the Tarot deck, The Magician is the next major arcana. It’s the number 1 card. Right alongside the fool, it is the card of new beginnings and new opportunities. Of manifestations coming in, needed resources, power, and action. It is the connection between the 5D and the 3D, or for you none spirituals, spirituality and materialism. The magician is all about utilizing spirituality to manifest his or her dreams, the action we need to take in the physical to grab a hold of those dreams, and make them reality.
The Girl in the Mirror
The mirror showed a reflection that wasn't my own. The silhouette was mine, but the girl staring back at me had death in her eyes. Her irises were black and her skin ghostly white. Her night gown was tattered and covered in stains. Her fingernails were torn, and her fingertips were caked in dried blood. Her reflection ricocheted off the mirrored walls of the room. She was on every side of me. I couldn't escape her stare. She stood there in silence as I was frozen in my own stance. I had nowhere to run. I could not escape her.
I started studying Tarot cards about 3 years ago. Oh here we go, right? The phenomena in the Tarot cards that has exploded in the past few years. Another front runner? Maybe, but I was drawn to them nonetheless. They have been a major factor in my healing journey these last few years. It’s understandable to think that telling the future with a stack of playing cards is slightly deranged. If it’s hard to wrap your brain around the spiritual magic of the Tarot cards, let me give you a psychological spin on them. Healing with Tarot cards, backed by science.
I have set my metaphorical sails toward another adventure. As I look out from the bow of the ship, I can see the sun set on the horizon. The water is calm for now, but I know it won’t be for long. As a matter of fact, I have already steered this vessel through a chaotic hurricane and treacherous, large waves. It hasn’t been long since I began this part of my journey, and it’s already been quite a ride.
Another Trip Into the Darkness
My skeletons don’t reside in a closet, and my demons are not forcefully tucked away in the dark corners of a metaphorical basement. Much like the heart I wear on my sleeve, the internal monsters roam freely in all the spaces of my mind. I do not deny their existence, and I know each one of them by name. I have become familiar with my darkness. I am learning to appreciate it as much as I do my light.
The Truth About Endings
During a recent hiking endeavor, I had a moment of clarity. I usually do in these situations. The trail came with many challenges; a hard map to navigate through, trails that intertwined and looped within one another, and rocky pathways. It tested me to the point where I was complaining to myself quite a bit. It was just five miles, but it felt much longer. Generally, I enjoy the scenery and quietness of the great outdoors, but this round had me praying for a knockout. I was ready to quit.
Ch 3: Follow the Red
Inspira had never traveled into the woods before, so she was unsure of how far they went. There was no direction, she had no compass, and no map. She was simply going by intuition. She was sure the Light Worker would have shown herself by now. The Lantern in her outstretched hand was her only source of light. She felt as if she had been walking for some time, but had no real idea of how long she truly had been traveling. There were no trails or markers to lead her through. It was just her and the tree’s.