Category: earth

Skye Time

What Skye time is teaching me is to look and to listen. To let the land speak to me and to work alongside it. And that just as much is ‘crammed’ into an hour spent watching winter sunlight light change through birch trees as an hour spent ‘productively’.

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One week on Skye

I’ve been living on the Isle of Skye for one week. I arrived under the invisible, grounding new moon in Capricorn, tired and happy to land after a nine hour drive through some of the UK’s most dramatic scenery – two cats, my shop and the rudiments of a comfortable life packed into a friend’s …

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However I damn well please – Nine of Pentacles

I’ve been making some changes to the way I work lately. After a strange summer of shifting emotions and a feeling that I’d lost myself somewhere along the way, and the unfamiliar experience of simply allowing those shifts to happen rather than leaping to articulate or capture them, September brought clarity, and a climax. In …

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Home and dry, earth, feelings

I’m home. And wow, it feels good. In all my 33 years, I never understood the word ‘homesick’ or the concept of ‘missing’ a thing, a person, a place. Well, I do now. I decided whilst in my little cabin to cut my ta-road trip in half and save part two for later. So much fun, …

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Four of Bones

This card wants me. The building of a safe space, withdrawal, reserve. Safety in solitude, in four walls to protect you and solid ground to stand on, enough food and maybe nothing more.

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Soul work: Knight/Son of Pentacles

Here’s one of the hardest-working cards in the tarot deck. The Knight of Pentacles – like the other knights – is obsessive about their suit. Where the Knight of Swords could be fixated on a grudge and the Knight of Cups is a dreaming romantic, the Knight of Pentacles has signed up for some seriously …

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Earth, self-care and a studio

Last week, I finally found a studio. You can probably hear my sigh of relief on the other side of the world. It was the gardeners’ storage room till Em and I cleared it last week. I love my tarot work, and I love that it’s portable, flexible, do-able from anywhere…including my little boat. But after two …

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Magic stars: In praise of Pentacles

I feel like pentacles get a bad rap in tarot. They’re always the last suit in a newly-unshuffled deck, always the last chapter in the book. And earlier this week, a few of you even moaned about them in the comments of this very blog! This will not do, my friends. Let me tell you …

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What’s your element?

Earth

Earth, air, fire or water? Each of us is made up of these elements – we are a constantly-changing blend of all four. But sometimes, to make something happen, move forwards, press pause or manage our lives, we need to bring in a little extra of one or another. That’s why I created my four …

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The elements of the year

As we move from summer into autumn I feel myself becoming more aware of seasons – both external and internal. I feel more sensitive to the changes taking place around me, but also within myself. The joyous bounding around and fiery energy of summer is fading with the warmth of those months, to be replaced by …

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