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    DivEx - Sage

    Hi, all.

    I find myself at a crossroads. While I've settled on my core path - Neo-Druidry in some form - I feel like my attention has been pulled in a dozen some other directions as well. (This includes non-Wiccan witchcraft, very eclectic Neo-Wicca, Buddhism, Daoism, yoga, possibly FlameKeeping, and someone from some pantheon trying to get my attention.) My current religious inklings, though intellectually fascinating, haven't been drumming up the same emotional/spiritual response that I briefly got many months ago and that I feel like I'm constantly craving and searching for. I'm also spending my first summer away from home (with a few weekend visits), thinking about grad school, just injured myself, am grappling with depression and body image issues...

    So, since I'm really bad at reading divination for myself, I'd like to ask for some help. General readings are fine, as are any method you personally are comfortable with. (I prefer Tarot and oracle cards myself, but I won't turn down any advice.) If you'd like to focus on some questions, here's what's rattling around in my head:



    1) What's the best way to heal myself, physically, mentally, and emotionally?
    2) What am I missing spiritually? Is there some block I'm not aware of?
    3) What lesson do I need to take from all this?
    4) Where do I go from here?
    5) Am I even ON the right path?

    Let me know if I can make this any clearer. I've never asked for a DivEx before, so this is exciting.

    Thanks a bunch. One day when I figure out how to read properly, I'd love to return the favor.

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    Re: DivEx - Sage

    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    Hi, all.
    I'll see if I can get to it this weekend.
    Might go for a chakra analysis, if you like - which basically would cover health issues, physical and otherwise, relationship to the folks around and the spiritual.
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    Re: DivEx - Sage

    Quote Originally Posted by Tana View Post
    I'll see if I can get to it this weekend.
    Might go for a chakra analysis, if you like - which basically would cover health issues, physical and otherwise, relationship to the folks around and the spiritual.
    That'd be fantastic! I've never had a chakra analysis before. Thank you, Tana.
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    Re: DivEx - Sage

    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    Hi, all.

    I find myself at a crossroads. While I've settled on my core path - Neo-Druidry in some form - I feel like my attention has been pulled in a dozen some other directions as well. (This includes non-Wiccan witchcraft, very eclectic Neo-Wicca, Buddhism, Daoism, yoga, possibly FlameKeeping, and someone from some pantheon trying to get my attention.) My current religious inklings, though intellectually fascinating, haven't been drumming up the same emotional/spiritual response that I briefly got many months ago and that I feel like I'm constantly craving and searching for. I'm also spending my first summer away from home (with a few weekend visits), thinking about grad school, just injured myself, am grappling with depression and body image issues...

    So, since I'm really bad at reading divination for myself, I'd like to ask for some help. General readings are fine, as are any method you personally are comfortable with. (I prefer Tarot and oracle cards myself, but I won't turn down any advice.) If you'd like to focus on some questions, here's what's rattling around in my head:

    1) What's the best way to heal myself, physically, mentally, and emotionally?
    2) What am I missing spiritually? Is there some block I'm not aware of?
    3) What lesson do I need to take from all this?
    4) Where do I go from here?
    5) Am I even ON the right path?

    Let me know if I can make this any clearer. I've never asked for a DivEx before, so this is exciting.

    Thanks a bunch. One day when I figure out how to read properly, I'd love to return the favor.

    Sage.
    If you don't mind the fact that I am still not as fluent as I'd like, I can do a Tarot reading for you over the weekend. Let me know!
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    Re: DivEx - Sage

    Quote Originally Posted by veggiewolf View Post
    If you don't mind the fact that I am still not as fluent as I'd like, I can do a Tarot reading for you over the weekend. Let me know!
    I'd really appreciate it! Thank you so much for offering.
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    Re: DivEx - Sage

    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    *snip*
    I can offer another tarot perspective too, and an ogam one for variety's sake. With the caveat that I am out of practice, so interpretations may be more barebones than you might need.

    For what it's worth, I have questions like this hanging around my head a ton, so I definitely feel you on wanting another perspective.
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    Re: DivEx - Sage

    Quote Originally Posted by Finn View Post
    I can offer another tarot perspective too, and an ogam one for variety's sake. With the caveat that I am out of practice, so interpretations may be more barebones than you might need.

    For what it's worth, I have questions like this hanging around my head a ton, so I definitely feel you on wanting another perspective.
    I would love that, Finn. I've never had ogham read for me (and never read it for myself), so that'd be interesting. If you or anyone else needs more details, you can always PM me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tana View Post
    I'll see if I can get to it this weekend.
    'Key, I've used the Crowley Tarot.
    Actually this chakra spread is the only one I use them for, because they often read so annoyingly clear.

    1. Root Chakra - the base, the physical survival, contact to the life force
    7 of Chalices
    The card indicates, that something with the way you contact to life's needs and to your physical needs is wrong, which can show itself in lower back pain, trouble with the bones and the teeth - does that not ring a (painful) bell?

    You need to let go of something that is poisoning your life, like stagnate waters.
    I drew another card, to show a way to deal with this:
    8 of Discs from the Lo Scarabeo Tarot
    Do something new. Something you've never done before, but don't rush, take baby steps and choose your path carefully.

    2. Sacral Chakra - here sits the center that relates to things like our relationships (not only sexual), pleasure as a whole, addictions and violence, if the energies are blocked.
    Ace of Discs
    Your ideas and your wishes need to be followed by action. This too, will help to overcome the stagnate energy in the root chakra. The time is good for this, go ahead.

    3. Solarplexus - the place where our inner fire, our own power sits. From here we develop our influence on the outer world. Will, inner sun, energy.
    Blockage here will cause trouble with the stomach f.ex.
    Knight of Discs
    Stay grounded and focus on your abilities. Again this card advises: let the idea be followed by action. Don't be too cautious and take care for yourself.

    4. Heart Chakra - communication with others, compassion, empathy, self-love too.
    Princess of Staves
    Open up to some passion. Passion for ideas, impulses. Let yourself be carried away.

    5. Throat Chakra - self expression, communication with words, carry your desires and ideas out into the world, relate to others, blockages here cause problems with the voice and the throat itself.
    Ace of Staves
    Again fire. This card tells you too, to find passion, to start something new, to risk a beginning. Be enthusiastic. Tell others.

    6. Third Eye - Intuition and inner guidence.
    9 of Staves
    You can overcome the challenges and you need to balance out head and heart. In this you'll find strength.

    7. Crown Chakra - connection to the Powers-that-Be, the Divine
    Here we have the only Major Arcana card in the whole reading and the only inversed one.
    VIII Adjustement
    Balancing contrasts and inner balance would be the upright meaning. That the card is inversed indicates a problem in that area. Somehow here lies a problem with responsibility and conflicts. The card in this position tells you to take the responsibility for your life.
    I drew another Lo Scarabeo card to help with this and got:
    Ace of Discs.
    Don't wait, time is right to change the situation for the better.

    Well, my interpretation of the whole spread would be like this:

    Your root chakra shows a blockage that prevents fresh energy moving up, almost all your other chakras talk of fire energy that needs to be put to a use and now we have the blockage in the balance.

    So this gives the picture of kind of a pipe where the two openings are blocked, but some powerful energy is rushing in between the two blocked ends. It runs up, it runs down and it gets not put to a use. So it does not nice stuff to you.

    Hope this helps. If I'm wrong, ignore it.
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    Re: DivEx - Sage

    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    I'd really appreciate it! Thank you so much for offering.
    I used the Tarot of the Sweet Twilight and, because it fit, a six card "Guiding Star" spread. Keep in mind when reading the below that Sweet Twilight is an intuitive deck:

    Card 1 (Who/Where You Are Now - center) - 10 of Chalices
    - Balance, creating a safe space, a calm center

    Card 2 (Where You'd Like to Go - above center card, top of star pattern) - King of Pentacles
    - Attention to surroundings, acknowledging differences, shared contentment

    The next four cards are the points of the star:

    Card 3 (What You "Believe" - upper left point of star) - Strength
    - Confronting fears directly, openness, consent to vulnerability

    Card 4 (What You "Know" - upper right point of star) - The Wheel
    - Action leads to consequences, lack of control, acceptance

    Card 5 (What You "Feel" - lower left point of star) - Six of Swords
    - Rescinding control willingly, learning through shared action

    Card 6 (What You "Think" - lower right point of star) - 9 of Chalices
    - Keeping true to a goal, overcoming hardship

    In light of your questions, here’s what I have:

    Your natural tendency is toward balance and stability, but you are letting issues of control get in the way. You prefer not to be vulnerable, but you’re going to have to deal with your fears in order to heal yourself. Finding a partner in the healing process will be beneficial as both a growth and a trust exercise. By letting go, there’s nowhere to go but up.
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    Re: DivEx - Sage

    Quote Originally Posted by Sage View Post
    Hey guys - I wanted to thank everyone who's given me responses. I've been caught up in an emotional crisis the past week and things have been so crazy, I don't even know what. I will respond to everyone's reading within the next few days. Thanks again. Y'all are fantastic and deserve so many cyber cookies.
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