Firm ‘n’ Fishy [FIRM FOUNDATION + UNDINES AND MERMAIDS]

So, this week is winter break for most teachers and let me tell you, i have just have to thank the Ancestors for this additional time off (that i’m getting paid for + i am not out on disability because of having a mental breakdown YAY!) because it’s great to just be able to live like a regular human. I actually am enjoying getting back to being able to write and update with general writing and stuff because my spirit can handle it. when you’re in a space that takes your energy away, getting ANYTHING out is difficult and i’m a firm believer in following the energy. anyways, as mentioned before, I had been getting requests to start writing about my tarot and oracle card pulls. well, i’ll show you what both of them were for the day and then we can talk more about what i’m getting from them personally.

Today’s Oracle Card was the Physical card Firm Foundation with the #4 adorned at the top, and the Tarot pull of the day was Undines and Mermaids from my Tarot of the Orishas deck.

As we see in regards to Firm Foundations, we see that the card is outlined in red, and there is a mountain that is in front of this strong strapping black man. There is a huge red triangle is highlighting his lower back, which I attribute to the root chakra being highlighted here. You may not be able to see it on the card, but the triangle is actually outlined in various colors, like a rainbow of colors. This man is standing in front of this majestic mountain and he’s not looking at it head on but standing looking off to the side a bit as it seems as though he’s pondering what endeavor he is about to take on. There are also what looks like archways in the foreground, which can mean that it’s going to take a while for him to walk and climb that mountain, but it’s still in his sights.

All of this makes me think that it is important that we focus on keeping ourselves grounded as we have come into this new super powerful energy. We are going to be feeling extra full of ourselves when it comes to taking on new endeavors and ambitions, but we have to remember that we cannot get derailed along the journey. What I see this mountain represents is what’s out in the distance is finally able to be materialized. It’s tangible. For me personally, I’ve been trying to ‘figure it out’ in regards to what is supposed to be coming next for me, but I am feeling like it’s all starting to come together and I have to have faith that I will get there and climb that mountain. The number 4 is related to structure, foundation, stable situations, and planning. This means that with proper planning, having some sort of valuable structure, and ensuring that you think of all possible outcomes and necessary things before you begin your journey, you’ll be good to go. Just don’t get knocked off your feet whether you’re on the ground or up in the air. I also rolled a nice lucky 7 for my own personal dice divination this morning, so I think that what I’m saying is hitting on SUM.

As long as you make sure that you have good judgment and lay down the framework as best as possible when it comes to whatever endeavor, you will be able to build security for yourself in the future. Just keep in mind that good actions come with good rewards and questionable actions come with questionable results. Don’t take advantage of people or situations for the negative – be a sponge, be open, and be receptive to what’s out there to help you set the yams out properly for a win. Also, it’s important that you give back to those that help you along the way – those folks that ground you are going to be important as you move forward on this path. Reach out to the friends and family that keep you spiritually fed, and allow them to see the beauty you are working on. Allow their suggestions to hold some weight and remember that you are forever learning. This is what will help you achieve greatness.

Now, along with my tarot card pull, this is interesting. Before I continue, I just want to say that most days, I’m just pulling for myself but then am able to share my experiences and thoughts and hope that it’s able to touch you. That’s all – I hope something hits on something for you. With Undines and Mermaids, we see a beautiful mermaid underwater holding onto what looks like two seashells. She is PERCHT underneath the sea as the fish and all the beauty of the ocean surrounds her. Mermaids deal with love, and this card has to deal with those that are in the field of communication…whether it be written, visual or oral. It means that you will be finding a tribe of some sort soon to help you get your voice out there the way that you want to. It comes to people who put in the time to get to their level of expertise: doctors, masseurs, reporters, art critics, etc. The idea is that people who use the method of communication are those that are going to be feeling a boost of energy today. I am feeling that the beauty that you possess inside is meant to be shared on the outside without worry for judgment. We all tend to be concerned with what others think or will say about what we share with the public, and if you have something on your chest you want to get off, feel comfortable enough to divulge what’s tea so that way, others can get on board with your message and support you the way you need + allow you to become that much more real with yourself and ingrained in the world around you. It also will help you discern who is down for the ride in your life and who isn’t able to see your beauty.

All in all, the TL;DR version: Discern who are the people in your life that will help you allow your voice to be heard the way you want it to be heard, and remember that having a strong foundation and plan to achieve your dreams is the only way for progress to happen. You can’t sprint towards your goals; ease on into them like a dick in a butt.

I hope this spoke to you in some way.

Amen. Asé.

-gg

Messages All Around.

Salutations. Have you ever just arisen and felt like there were messages coming from all around you? That’s the vibe that I woke up with this morning – after falling asleep super early last night, I woke up remembering a number of my dreams, which I rarely remember.

One had to deal with my mother and her commenting on my weight, and me internalizing it as her calling me fat (which I know is not true). This made me wonder about the projection I have of my own self-image and how comfortable I feel with self. Another dream had to deal with Eid, noticing that yesterday was Eid and lots of my co-workers took off, and I made up some story in my brain in regards to what happens on these days. Another dream dealt with episodes of Bad Girls Club and how that warped my brain around alcohol and standing up for myself and fighting. All these messages have forced me to think about where I am in life and what is happening.

After returning from my weekend, I feel changed. Have you ever had an experience where you felt changed, but knew that love is all around you no matter what? You are the epitome of love, and even though certain circumstances may make you feel like that doesn’t exist or it’s not what it seems, you are filled with love and meant to spread it at all times. It’s a choice on whether or not you want to. It is the one true light in your life, and you have to choose to allow it to resonate with you at all times.

I also have been having trouble with taking leaps of faith and trusting that things will be alright. I have returned to the place that made me sick last year as a job, and even though I’m not working in the same capacity, I’ve been noticing that it’s taking me a long time to adjust and feel good about where I am. I don’t feel at home anymore. I feel like my body is in one place but my soul is in another. Spiritually, I feel like I am not being fed. This is one of the most challenging things that we deal with on a daily basis – whether or not we are in the right place at the right time. Some people call out to their Higher Power for answers. Some people sit and meditate and ask their third eye to help them see the light. Others end their lives because they feel it’s too much to handle. I’m in a space where I want to encourage you to take a leap of faith; this is me speaking to myself as well.

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I grabbed an oracle deck to practice reading with, and this is the card I pulled today. It is time for a new beginning and a revolution in your life, as well as my own. You have to remember that everything is working out for the greater good. You have the capacity to make change in your life, but trust and faith is also what is most important in order for you to be successful. It doesn’t look prim and proper always. Sometimes, it’s messy. Sometimes, it’s hard. But at the end of the day, you have the faith to know that you deserve better and don’t feel like you’re at home where you are.

Today, my dice divination was a 5 – this signifies change, inconsistency, freedom, and realignment. I encourage you today to think about realigning yourself and what it looks like to be truly free. What changes do you want to arise in your life? What does your soul want for you? I know today, this is where my mind will be living. I can’t function honestly without thinking about this, and trying to put all the pieces together. I know that you’re probably feeling somewhat of the same shifts, and realize that all of this is coming together for a New Moon that is happening very soon. Everything is shifting and you are the author of your destiny. Just have faith that a new beginning in some regard is what is important for you.

Amen. Asé.

-gg