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The Pros and Cons of Different Forms of a Tarot Reading.

 

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There are different ways to receive a tarot reading. Before, the list was limited to mostly face-to-face readings, calling a hotline, or knowing someone personally. These are all great ways to receive readings, but the internet has now offered the ability to communicate with someone you connect with, even if they live across the country, or globe.

There are pros and cons to different styles of readings. These numerous options allow you to find someone that will match the reading style, or attitude you share with tarot (predictive, intuitive, counseling, etc.).

Please keep in mind that these are my opinions, and many other readers will differ. This is a great thing, because it means that different readers are suited towards different seekers. Please also note that I have not done fairs, telephone, or Skype readings for clients, so in the spirit of honesty, I will only be listing in-person, and email readings.

Reading in person: Pros

  • Being in person allows a great freedom for energy transfer, dialog, and safety. I love when I get to sit with my clients because I get to share that space with them. Having the space to just sit, communicate, cry, laugh, and question without any judgment amplifies how worthwhile a reading can be.
  • Another positive aspect is the commitment. If you commit, either through appointment, or walk-in, you have already made a huge step in loving and empowering yourself.
  • If weather and trust permit, you can take tarot on a walk or to the park. You can step out of the walls of buildings. Spaces have energy, and if the energy is good, it can enhance the reading. Buildings can also hold so much love, so there is no hierarchy.
  • The atmosphere can be multi-layered. It can be casual, but also serious in the attempts to reach the bedrock of a problem or question.

Reading in person: Cons

  • Space is often an issue. I read at White Wolf Medicine, which is a beautiful holistic pharmacy in Elizabeth, Colorado, but it is not close for many people. If people want to book with me, but cannot justify the long drive, space becomes limited.
  • I personally do not like to do readings in coffee shops, book stores, or restaurants. Tarot brings MANY emotions up. The subconscious is brimming with held-in feelings and thoughts, and a tarot is a easy drive to release that energy. I don’t want my clients to feel like they have to suppress needed emotions because we are in a loud Starbucks. I don’t want to feel like I have to hold back things that the tarot surfaces. Many spaces are much more forgiving, but it still feels like an intrusion to me.
  • Many tarot readers love to read in these places. I like private settings. I like a more intimate space where it is just me and my client, and the tarot. The other con is that sadly, many people still look on and judge tarot as artificial or cheap. I would not want that energy to permeate a beautiful space.
  • Finding time is hard these days. Everyone is working, or on the go. Face-to-face readings, while beneficial in many ways, promotes one more deadline or appointment to keep.

Email reading: Pros

  • Tarot does not have to be done face to face anymore. In fact, many tarot readers have websites where spreads are listed, prices are enclosed, and other information is given. Social media accounts can help determine if a certain reader will suit your needs. If they do, but they are in a different state, you can still connect with them for a reading.
  • Email readings are often written as word documents, so you have the reading at your disposal. You can print it out, hang it up, make notes, and come back to it as you need.
  • Another positive is sometimes distance makes the difference. When there is the distance of an email, some people may actually respond and connect with it better. They may feel insecure with face-to-face reading. They may feel too raw to meet in person. An email reading allows them the full energy of a reading, without the worry.
  • Finally, time is hard to come by these days. Cars are not always reliable. Family needs are a priority. An email reading takes a lot of the hassle of keeping an appointment away.
  • Email readings do not cheapen the quality. Many readers prefer email style because it allows them to devote that time to the seeker uninterrupted by outside noise or neighbors.

Email Reading Cons:

  • Things can get lost in translation, and it is not as easy as simply asking a question. There must be detailed follow-through from the reader, and detailed notes from the client.
  • For those who prefer readings in real-time, emails can sometimes lack personal connection. It is doable, but it does not give the shared energy of the person sitting there with you.
  • The wait time is often a standard 7 days. Often the reading comes before that 7-day deadline, but 7 days is a standard time. With booking a real-time reading, you receive the reading that day.

These are some of the pros and cons to in-person vs. email readings. Thank you for reading. Please let me know what your preferred tarot reading styles are and why. Stay wild wolf-pack!

Much love darlings,

Ashlie

 

When is it inappropriate to read the tarot cards?

 

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The tarot is a beautiful, binding, helpful, and honest tool that can reach into our skeletons and place the truth inside our ribs. It can give it a heartbeat, a quickened pace in our search to find our highest potentials. However, there are times when tarot is inappropriate. There are times when it is out of place to do a reading or seek a reading. This may seem counterproductive. Any tarot reader should surely be able to read on any topic, at any time, right? No. Above anything, a reading should be helpful. Some of these topics will just muddle the path. Some can get you in a whole heap of shit.

  • No reading should EVER predict or speak to a physical death. First of all, you don’t have to be psychic to say that someone is going to die. We are all going to leave our physical forms and diminish back to matter and energy. But, even though death is a certainty, it should never be predicted through the cards. The role of a tarot reader is to help, never harm. Telling someone they will die in 6 months because of a card pull is going to leave them shaken, scared, or ready to sue. Readings should leave everyone feeling empowered, not looking over their shoulder to see when something is coming.

 

  • It is illegal to medically diagnose, to give legal counsel, or financially advise someone if you are not an authority in that topic. A card cannot tell you if someone has cancer. It cannot tell you how to beat cancer. These topics are serious, and should be directed to the people who can give adequate help. It is better to risk losing a client than to take money for something that you have no experience in. Being honest, and directing the client to the proper channels will leave a better impact. The client will not see you as money hungry, or here to take their hard-earned dollars. They will see that you were more invested in helping them than in making a profit.

 

  • Tarot cannot replace real life experiences. It can shed some light on those experiences, but it cannot be a substitute for experiencing and learning. Think of it this way: card 7 in the Major Arcana is the Chariot. The Chariot speaks to action through discipline, freedom to move based on choice, an alignment between the body and the spirit through physical moves, and many more meanings. If you pull the Chariot in a reading, you hold a bright and beautiful card in front of you. The metaphor of the Chariot is stunning to be sure, but guess what, you still must drive the chariot to go anywhere. That’s right. You. The seeker. You are the driver; the Chariot is the transportation. If you are not in the driver’s seat, holding the reins and ready to run with that metaphor, you will not go anywhere.

 

  • The tarot is not meant to do the work for you. This even includes engaging with others. Many tarot readers will not even read 3rd party readings because they find it obtrusive in energy. I am one of these readers. My cards are not spies. Asking a question such as, “how can I help my boyfriend this week because he is stressed at work?” is not a 3rd party question. In fact, it is a beautiful question. A 3rd party question would be “My boyfriend has been acting weird. Is there someone else in his life, and what is he doing with her?” Nothing in this question points to the seeker. All of the energy is directed at the absent boyfriend. Some don’t find this to be a wrong question to ask. The opinions in this blog post are my own. I am not saying I am better reader than those who perform 3rd party questions. I am saying I believe this question to fall into the scope of when tarot readings can fringe on the boundaries of ethics.

 

  • Another time that a tarot reading can become inappropriate is when you feel like you cannot get through any struggle or conflict without turning to the cards. If the routine is always: conflict, tarot, conflict, tarot, this is not helping. This falls back into the scope of asking the tarot to do all the work. The tarot can help with many conflicts, but before you engage in any reading or discussion, you should be relaxed and at least at peace in the moment. Journaling, walking, exercising, and any number of activities are great ways to relax, refocus, and become mindful of what exactly you want to ask. Then you are receptive, and ready to be challenged or charged. If you have a huge fight with a friend and then immediately turn to the tarot to figure out what to do, you are not investing first in finding mindfulness. And if there truly is an energy transfer, your cards are getting a whole heap of angry and bitterness if they are your immediate go-to.

 

  • Another common inappropriate practice is picking new cards till you get the ones you want. That would be like someone dating you till their first choice came along. That’s a serious party foul, right? It is similar in tarot. There are no “good” or “bad” cards. If you do a reading, or ask for one, and receive the Tower, Death, the Devil, and the 10 of Swords than you do have a lot going on right now. But if you keep pulling until you get the Sun, you are not putting the focus into dealing with what is in front of you. You are looking for the salve when you should be looking for the armor to adorn you for the warrior you are and will need to be. Let the cards speak and say what they need to say. If they say you still have a battle to fight, put on your war paint and howl.

 

This are just my opinions; these are some of the values that I follow when I read for myself and others. I do not believe that my tarot cards are the crystal ball to all my answers. They are a unique and powerful friend. They will say what is meant to be said, and allow me to think about questions and possible actions. Just like any healthy relationship, boundaries are key. Boundaries do not diminish love. I love my boyfriend, but I don’t want him around for ladies’ night. There are times when tarot will not provide what is needed. That is okay, and not unexpected. We cannot get all of our knowledge or growth in one place.

**If you think that I could be a good match for you as reader, please email me at teaandtombstones@gmail.com. Please let me know any comments or questions you have about this, or anything with the tarot. Respect is key, and I love to hear other opinions. I don’t want to live in an echo chamber. Stay wild!**

Power Words for 2018

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Sometimes the best ideas are not ours. I was recently watching a YouTube video by Kelly-Ann Maddox, a tarot reader who I truly admire. She mentioned in her video that she uses power words to plan the year ahead. This immediately struck a cord with me. I organize in the present, but I have never been the best as scheduling and planning months down the road. I am most often found in the moment, organically moving through my circumstances. But I like the idea. I like the idea of trying to organize future thoughts into words, into power words. A schedule is hard to keep, but a word can be carried right in the back of my throat with no extra weight.

I chose three words as my power words: speak, protect, and navigate. I chose these words because they are words that I need the most. I need oomph in these areas. Using words that resonate power often means attaining power, finding what we need more of, or what is a current weakness that we need to overcome. I wanted to feel the rushing blood of purpose. With these words, I can prospect the hills and inside the skeleton of my own mountain to find that rich vein.

The first word is speak. This may seem odd because words are my first love. Writing is a worn fingerprint I gladly carry. I can say anything confidently when I write. Over the last couple of years though, speaking has been a much harder gem to mine. My throat has been barren, untouched by the choir of water. There were times that my speech would have provided the other two words: protection and navigation. Recently, there have been times where tensions arose and I subdued my opinion for civility. I kept silent over matters that were hurtful. My speech may not have affected the outcome, but it would have provided me an integral asset to myself, a foundation to stand on. My speech may not have subdued the tension, but it would have meant that I spoke my truth.

For this word, I chose the 5 of Swords. In the picture, there are five swords against a worm. This seems unnecessary. A worm is the totem creature for helplessness. They cannot see, and they cannot hear. They have no real defenses, save one. Sever the worm, and it still lives. This single, unassuming defense has rendered the sword useless. The slash hurt, but it did not kill. The worm will continue to move and live. I chose this card because standing up and speaking many times does not change the outcome. People will still question and think what they want, no matter the words of truth you give. But their words have fallen useless too. They cannot decimate, if my defense is to speak as well. Much like the worm, taking the words of others can hurt, but it doesn’t have to be the end. Going forward, I will choose to speak when needed. Not out of malice will I chose my words, but through courage. Courage to face a defense that may seem threatening. I will take a side, and believe in the defense of my words.

The second word is protect. This leaps off of the action of speaking. By speaking, I protect my core. I stand with and for myself. Protection is not hiding in the hole, hoping no one finds you. Protection is facing the threat, knowing exactly what I fear and why. Threats can affect our goals, and our desires. If we let that gray water (those that know this horror movie reference are awesome) into our mouths, we cannot fulfill our journey. Protecting ourselves means that down the road, we can have success.

There is perhaps no better picture in my deck than the Mother of Wands. Tucked around her eggs, the Mother of Wands is vigilant, ready to defend, and always protecting what is precious to her. Her eggs are the metaphor of manifestation. They are the embodiment of her light. What we manifest, or seek to create, is so precious to us that we must also be vigilant in protecting these fragile dreams. I chose protect because, much like the mother, protection means presence. It means to be and know what you stand for, despite all the threats that come. I have not always held the word with such reverence. For a while I was mute, unsure of what I wanted. Now I know better who I am and what I need. Protecting that light is key to fulfilling our highest selves.

The final word that I chose is navigate. As I mentioned before, over the last couple of years I have felt like I have been floating in a life raft, out of immediate danger, but not going anywhere. There was no direction. In fact, there was a lot of times where my time was filled with TV, unhealthy food, and a lack of books or conversation. I am not saying to kill your (or my) television. I am not saying that fast food now and then isn’t needed. But what is not needed is the void. The void where there is movement, but no direction.

For this word, I chose the 6 of Swords. The 6 of Swords is the travel to a new destination out of necessity. If we are not thriving were we are, and if nothing changes, we cannot effectively navigate our future. We cannot see through the storm if we stay beneath it. We must move. Navigation is the gateway to growth and new curiosity. Now, I am ready for school and am pointing myself in a new direction, much to the tarot’s credit. I am excited, not anxious. I am filling myself up with words and songs, instead of draining through emptiness. Navigation means there is much to look forward too, but only if we navigate ourselves onto the right path.

Again, I first got this idea from Kelly-Ann Maddox. Please go and check her out. Her content is amazing, and she has been a source of my inspiration and motivation. If you are like me, and planning and scheduling is not a great fit, pick a few words. Write them down. Place them in your pocket, in your wallet, or near your sacred space. Choose words that you need more of in your life. What do you need some power in? What words hold that power? These are mine, and I will hold them carefully as I traipse through 2018.

**Thank you for reading. Please let me know what words are your powers words. If you would like a personal tarot reading, please look to my options and email me at teaandtombstones@gmail.com. Stay wild howlers!**

 

 

Letting go: 7 of Cups and Tatsuya

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It feels like the closing of energies and affections begin before the actual dates click down and down. As we get closer to the end of December, what is going to happen in the next couple of weeks perhaps is just going to happen. Maybe this time, full of chaos and height, is actually the perfect time to find some peace of mind. Is there a point where it actually benefits us to stop dwelling on what can be changed or tweaked for the final weeks of December? Is this the time that we should bring in consideration and nod ourselves towards quieting and not gripping?

I would argue this possibility. Sometimes we continue to plunge ourselves into the pressure of creating. We force ourselves to do more in these final weeks that we actually forgo the space to just sit, or (dare I say it) observe with distance. December is a month of leading. Everything is planned, detailed out, purchased and outlined. There is much beauty in this. Memories of sparkling holidays are a gift many do or cannot have. But the strain follows quickly behind. Moments are priceless and fatigue is temporary, but I cannot keep out the thought that even in these frantic weeks, we can still find some control and some release.

There can be a bounty in finding small releases, and focusing more on intentions. With the New Moon energy circling, this is an ample time to reflect and dream. Not all will pan out. Not all intentions are meant to. But as December blurs into the new year, it is a good time to ponder and protect what is sacred at this festive time.

The first card drawn at random is the 7 of Cups. The 7 of Cups tantalizes and draws us in with all the different cups to choose from. In the background is a dark sky with a crescent moon. Now is the time to look into what intentions you wish to follow, even if for a stroll. What actions can you pursue without burning yourself out? Now is a time when everyone is on the brink of burning out regardless, so what actions will keep you centered and secure?

The plethora of possibilities shows that options can be good. They are worth exploring, even if it is only through creative outlets or communication. What is not good is trying to chase each option because they all possess a new, fertile ground. Take a look at what you want to release, or what you want to bring into control. What needs control? What needs expansion? And what just needs to be snuffed out? The 7 of Cups engages our emotional fantasies and options. Already a heightened time, these proclivities can drag us into more emotional distress. This a card about balance. This a time for balance. Find your intentions and draw out the flame, but do not constantly build on something that emotionally is not ready, and may never be.

How we can either help quiet or strengthen these intentions is with the help of Tatsuya. This oracle card means that through all of these, whatever is released or held dear, we must be warriors for ourselves, and the new purposes we beseech. Standing on some of the emotional precipices, we may be surrounded by many, but if they drain our energy we must walk alone. If this time is beautiful, we must champion the space with conviction to engage and perhaps even sacrifice. If this time is hard, we must remind ourselves to not face the dragon, but forge our own flames.

However the end of December meets you, take control over what you can. This could be as small as planning space in the day to reflect and give in to the need for quiet moments and loud thoughts. It could be as big as protecting yourself against certain plans or people that the holiday may be trying to bring together. Release and control. Look at what options you have, and how they serve your incoming year. Have the courage to do what you need, even if it means being scoffed by others. This year has been turbulent, but in the eye of the hurricane there is calm. How can you get into the center?

 

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December thoughts: Phoenix and Fernia

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Hello Wolflings! I hope that the beginning of this final month has reached you well. December is always (at least in my mind) a month of contrasts. It is a time to recharge, refill ourselves with time, slumber, and some good food. However, this is also the time when we need to be the most vigilant. The things in our lives need tending too if we wish to start the new year with a positive set of intentions. I feel that this time of year is full of vibrations and unseen pushes that call into the deep structures of our bones. Our foundations will either be elated with jubious cheer or brim with recollections of what has passed and desire to move beyond our limits.

December is ambivalence. Both the light and darkness come into play, sometimes drawing the energetic art high into the walls of our weaving days. One thing that is certain is that the year is ending. The curtains are slowly closing in, leaving us to reflect on what has been lost or attained in this year-long dance. This is time to look to karma and new energy to bring in. There is a bounty of energy that has followed us like an obedient dog throughout the year and now, with the end in reach, we can look to what we wish to outgrow, change, or what needs some new breath.

The Phoenix brings some much-needed energy to our ending year. The Phoenix, as I am sure everyone knows, speaks to transformations and rising from our dusty ashes. The Phoenix is the surge from the pit, the fist flying in faith that it will subdue or neutralize. With the Phoenix, we have a chance to change the karma and start to manifest a beauty that rises in us, through us, and because of us. The dying days December unfold like fog to heat, releasing any past resentments or fears.

Use the Phoenix to start your transformation. Unfold yourself into a new body. Become more aligned with what your conscious mind is calling for. Find that beauty in yourself. We cannot be stewards for progressive, social, or greater change until we honor what needs to be released in us. Kim Krans notes that the Phoenix resides in the root chakra. This transformation may not be easy. It will take the blood of the Spirit to start such a shift, but now is the time. Now is the time to change our own karmas, and remind our own bodies that we cannot be ruled by fear or by messy words. We were made to be drunk on starlight. We were made in fire and blood.

This transformation is the catalyst for where we place ourselves in the new year. This is where Fernia comes in. Fernia is the untamed, but often overlooked, energy in us. Fernia speaks to expectations and needs. When the foliage becomes overgrown, there are those who seek to push it back. There will be those who find no inspiration because it is not colorful and petal-soft. Fernia is the energy in us that is neither overtly beautiful or outward-bound. This is the energy that thrives in the quiet shade of our silence. This is the energy that is ours, and for those who appreciate our quieter selves. This energy speaks to being comfortable in our individual outlines. It is not meant to please others.

As the end of the month draws in, use Fernia to find the energy that is yours. If others love it, beautiful. But do not bypass your sacred space that is off the beaten path because others find it unattainable. Connect to what in you needs to grow and thrive, and nurture it. Tap into what needs to die so that something else can claim the ground and grow.

December clicks to a close, and these two energies are the start of pulling away from the threads that snag on our heartbeats and our rhythmic emotions. The Phoenix is the reckoning, the call deep in the bones to rise to new potentials. Fernia is the aftermath, the tending to that potential because it can be a beautiful garden. The growth may not be to everyone’s liking, but our karma is the first-born. Our karma is the love that from us can be given to others who choose to walk that path, sit in the same, cool shade. This transformation will cleanse and shake our bodies into something shiny and ready. We will not need to don all the armor because we have strengthened something much bigger. We have shed the weight of what did not serve our fight. For the new year, we do not need to fear the flames because we are the tinder. We do not strive to be flowers because we are an endless jungle.

**Thank you for reading. Please comment and let me know your thoughts on these cards. If you would like a personal reading, please look at my Policies and Code of Ethics and send me an email at teaandtombstones@gmail.com. I would love to work with you. I hope that January meets you well. Stay wild wolflings!**

New Moon: Vulture and the Morrighan

Yesterday, there was a New Moon. This is a time where the darkness folds into itself, breaching the shores of our psyche to find power, to purge what is no longer serving us, and to sit for a moment so we understand what it means to move with a purpose. The New Moon is ample time to brainstorm, to collect your dusty wounds and learn that healing comes with great love and great resilience. The two cards that I have pulled the last two days speak to this cathartic push to start and fill ourselves with the messy bits and brambles of life. They are there. The chaotic chemical formula of our day to day will always be there. The question is: how do we take the normal, frugal breaths and turn them into something that rolls through our experiences and refreshes our strengths?

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The Vulture is a Vegas sign for the misunderstood, the preconceived, and the necessary. Vultures can find nourishment and sustenance in meat that is discarded, rotted, unsuitable for less resilient animals. They help keep diseases at bay because they can feast on the decaying remnants. They recycle, use all that is available to sustain them. Going through metamorphosis, these birds are a beautiful symbol that we must take what we can with what we have. It would be wonderful if our lives were filled with nothing but comfortable, picturesque scenes of stretching landscapes and extending smiles.

However, life is not always that kind. We must sustain and move with what we have. I actually find something so beautiful about the vulture, real and in metaphor. To find the ability to feel full from what is considered gross, or unusable from others means adapting. It means finding the strength in us to dig straight to bone and bedrock. This is not always pleasant. Others may even gawk because they are consistently never satisfied with anything less than something pleasurable, or social-media worthy. I find this to be false, and unfair. We cannot always be engaged in the appeasing. We must be able to tear away the foundation to unleash a ghost. These new boundaries, these cleansings shed our forms and give us new lines to shadow in our shape.

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The Morrighan is the goddess of transitions. It is through her poetic hands that we must submit, falling like sand to build a rudimentary mountain. Because she follows the Vulture, she is the helper in our transitional purge. In this time, while the darkness has its fill, we must take action and start to understand what needs to be purged. Moving with a purpose is the only way we can get to that light that is promised from the Moon. Now is the time to take note of what needs to end, or symbolically die so we are free for a rebirth.

We do not need to know all of the answers right now. Knowing that we are in the midst of a transition while it can feel like we are only lost can shatter our thoughts or hopeful gains. Morrighan tells us that while it is a natural urge to call back those old hurtful losses or memories, it will not serve us. We cannot expect to fulfill our unique prophecies if we do not take action to find what the words mean. Purging and moving forward means that there is some work to be done in this quiet time. We must know what is the first step, clear the path by using the tools we have to pave a way and submitting to the cycle. This is a new turn. We are in the sonata. There is new music coming, but we can only meet it with a vigorous ability to adapt and find the way.

 

**Thank you for reading. This is a strange time, but if we use what we have no matter where we are at, we will see a Full Moon swiftly come. Morrighan teaches us to let go, and move through our transitions. We are no longer the same people. Please let me know how these cards read for you. If you would like to work with please look to my Policies and Code of Ethics, and email me at teaandtombstones@gmail.com**

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Cards of the week: 8 of Pentacles and the Wild Huntress

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“Besides, the world isn’t split into good people and death eaters. We’ve got both light and dark inside us.” ~ Sirius Black

Now that we have taken a moment to look inward to gaze at the context of our guides, and how they gently shaped our forms with metaphors that felt like fingers, it is time to look at what we are invested in, and what needs our attention. There is a duality in each of us. We carry both light and shadow. In order to fully accomplish any task set before us, to truly meet anything with integrity, we must first become wholesome in our extremes.

The 8 of Pentacles is all about our skills, and how we can effectively finesse something from the bare bones of raw needs to nourish and sustain ourselves. Each of us weaves our own lives. Our web would not function if we placed all of our attention to one side, and neglected other. It would fail to nourish us, fail to sustain ourselves against the threats of others. The web we weave defines our survival. We can only be authentically whole. If we dry ourselves of desire or conscious, we will always be weaker, unable to strengthen our structures. That is where the Wild Huntress comes in.

She contains both light and purity. She fights for those who need it; she stands up to the ones who would wreck and ruin the magic of many. But this comes at a price. To effectively create this change, she must step into the shadows. She must think and feel as a hunter in order to protect the hunted. She may be ostracized by those who only see the darkness, who refuse to understand its purpose. But in her organic wholeness, she is free. She is unchained by others who expect her to stay in line. As a trailblazer in the shadows, she makes more room for the light.

The 8 of Pentacles and the Wild Huntress both speak to finesse and entirety. The little details, the small tracks, and traces of skill are what allow the completion of ourselves. When we fine-tune both our shadows and our light, we can achieve great things. We are not one without the other. We cannot be only light or only shadow. To be that way would unhinge us, send us into the preserve as nothing more than prey. To be only light would indicate conformity. To be only shadows would be self-serving. But, a combination between the two would let us be free to live well and to not feel guilty when we need to sever ties with what is no longer serving us.

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