Today's cards are from The Everyday Witch Oracle by Deborah Blake.
Below you will see a picture showing three cards 1, 2 & 3 (left to right). Close your eyes, tune in, and see which card you are drawn to. I have put crystals below each card as you may be drawn to a particular crystal instead. Scroll down to the number and read the message that is meant to find you
Water is a powerful force. It can wear down a mountain or create a lake. It brings life to the fields, but can also be violent and impossible to control. Not an element to be taken for granted, as you will know if you have ever been thirsty or lived through either a drought or flood. Most of the time, though, water is our friend, and we can use its power to help us change and transition through various stages of our lives. Water is fluid and flexible and reminds us that we can be that way too.
To connect with the magic of water, take a few minutes to immerse yourself in it. If you live near a lake or stream or ocean, go sit in the water, or at the water's edge with at least your feet submerged, and really pay attention. Listen to its voice, watch its movement, follow its path. There is magic in all of those things. If you don't have a body of water nearby, go out in the rain or sit in the tub or take a shower whose purpose is more about connection and less about getting clean in a hurry. Feel the flow moving over you and think about the fact that a large part of the human body is made up of water, so the water is always a part of us.
This card is telling you to make a magical connection to water. You can do it by following the exercise above or doing anything else that makes you feel the element of water in its more- than-mundane form. Even drinking a glass of water can be magical if you focus on sensing the molecules being absorbed by your body and becoming a part of your own essence. Remember that the element of water can take many shapes; freshwater and saltwater, rain, snow, fog, sleet, or ice; forceful or gentle; wild and natural or tamed by man. Take a day or a week to connect with it in as many different forms as you can and thank each one for the gift it brings.
Listening to Wisdom
We spend a lot of time surrounding ourselves with noise - television, phones, even our own voices. It can be hard to hear anything above the constant hum and buzz of everyday life. But sometimes you have to take time to be quiet and listen. Really listen. Maybe the universe or the gods have been trying to tell you something and you haven't been able to hear it. Maybe it is your own inner wisdom that is crying out to be heard. How will you know if you don't take the time to listen?
Go someplace where you can be quiet. If you are staying in your own house, turn off the phone, the tv, anything that makes noise. If it helps, you can dim the lights as well as go outside after dark and sit under the moon. Or sit by a body of water, if there is one nearby. Then just....sit. Don't do anything. Quiet the mind as much as you can and ask, " Is there anything I need to know?" Then listen to see if you get an answer from without or within.
This card is telling you you're missing something. Whether it is someone close to you, the gods, or just your own inner wisdom trying to tell you something important (with or without putting it into words), it is time to be quiet and listen.
Cleansing Body & Spirit
As we go through our daily routines, we almost always include some kind of cleansing - baths or showers, washing our faces, brushing our teeth. But it is important to look at cleansing on a level that goes more than skin deep. Body, auras, mind, and spirit all need cleansing from time to time as we walk through a world filled with powerful emotions, chaos, and free-floating negativity. Some people also believe that there are dark and unhealthy energies that can attach themselves to the unwary. Either way, it makes sense to occasionally do some cleansing that will wash away the unpleasant, unwanted, and just plain icky stuff we pick up along the way.
Basic spiritual cleansing is as simple as being aware that there is a level to cleansing that goes beyond soap and water. Start with mindfulness and the intention to wash away anything negative or harmful and then use whatever form of water suits you best. You can stand under the shower and visualize anything nasty being carried away by the water and flowing down the drain. Or you can stand out in the rain, wade into the ocean, or even take a cloth and dip it in a bowl of water that has been mixed with a little sea salt. The important thing is to focus as you are doing it, rather than how it is done.
This card is likely telling you that you are carrying around some spiritual or psychic crap you don't need and that getting rid of it will help you get on with the other things you need to do. If you have been feeling dragged down or tired, unusually stressed for no obvious reason, or just plain out of the blue, it may not be normal life stuff. It's possible you simply need a good cleansing and will feel a little better afterward. This card is suggesting to use the power of water to do some kind of cleansing.