“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams, no mortal ever dared to dream before.” -Edgar Allen Poe
Some call life a waking nightmare, as through suffering we are to supposedly achieve greatness and self-actuality. Our sleep, the greatest meditation, is left confusing to the self. I mean, what is a a cow dressed as Spiderman competing in the Tour de France supposed to convey to me?
Sleep places us in a state of ultimate trust and honesty with a landscape of darkness within, and our subconscious weaves tales from this material. Everything we know and think we do not know is there. The darkness in this space is not negative; however, in this state is where we are most honest with ourselves.
You could say that the Moon brings out our more feral nature that does not do well with bull shit. It’s time that you take heed to this part of you. It’s akin to shamanic tales of animals ripping you to shreds and then piecing you back together.
Think of the biggest question you have for yourself this week. What is it? Explore. Make art. Write. Dream. Dream wild dreams. Go where the wild things are. Imagine dragons and do your battle.
When The Moon appears we take nothing at face value. We explore double meanings, consider resting and waiting to see what appears, or to raise questions that need to be raised. The Moon card is also indicates a place and time of inspiration and imagination. Like Persephone, delve into the dark underworld of your inner self and let your muse speak to you. Find your freedom in the deep of your inner self. You’ll only find what you have brought, what you have wrought, here.
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Image: Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell.