Know Thyself’ - a concept implicit in the philosophy of probably all of the wisdom and spiritual traditions of the world over time. Yet what we now know, thanks to the inroads made by psychology into the workings of the human mind, is that the mysteries of the subconscious can make that process of self-knowledge a little complicated. This is where I find the tarot helps enormously, as it is a sophisticated tool which allows us to get a glimpse of what might be happening in that mysterious subconscious world of ours.
Grandmother Moon has many names in the month of July: Claiming Moon, Buck Moon, Flower Moon, Middle Summer Moon. The Sun and Moon are the largest luminaries in our day and night time, a constant in all of our lives. The Moon has no light of its own, it reflects the Sun light, helps to guide us in our darker hours, is a friend we can tell our deepest secrets to, is an enchantress that urges us to dance and laugh with abandon when she is full in the sky.
The Conch shell makes such a powerful sacred sound.
I am most familiar with its use in Hindu rituals, especially during bhajans or ‘devotional songs’. Whenever I hear its sound, it’s as if my whole being, cell by cell is being cleansed and woken up. It is used both in Hawaiian and Hindu tradition to bring in the Divine, to awaken our Spirits and purify the energy, especially at the start of any ceremony. It is a rousing call; a call to begin or to start over.
Cancer in love, well that is quite a handful! People born under this sign are usually highly emotional and will feel an entire range of emotions within. They are also often extremely romantic, and when they fall in love, they fall head of heels! This is not always good for the Cancer individual, because they can often be too nice and giving, and they may be taken advantage of by the person they are giving their love to. They are also very committed to their loved one once they are in a relationship and they can be extremely loyal, you could say, to a fault.