Daily Mindfulness Spirit Tarot/Halloween Oracle
Queen of Pentacles - The lady of abundance and sharing. She is generous and loves to share her bounty with others. She can manifest what she needs and is unselfish in nature. She values her gifts and shares them with others with love.
Dryad - are nymphs or tree spirits. They exist to watch over the tree they are born with and in rare cases, groves and other creatures. They are not something to be taken lightly but are deserving of the respect granted to any divine being. They bring a sense of life and natural being to the places their trees inhabit and are mysterious and unique. One of my favorite stories is about Eurydice, , an oak Dryad who fell in love with Orpheus. One day a snake bit her and she died. Orpheus was heartbroken and convinced Hades to let her go. Hades agreed but said if Orpheus looked back even once to see if she was following, she would never be released from the Underworld. Just as Orpheus was stepping out of the Underworld he felt a moment of doubt and looked back. Eurydice was not quite at the threshold and was swept back in. *cry*
In Ancient Rome, the spirit or heart of the home was the hearth. It was where they had their family altars, gathered for food and where the fire of Vesta was kept burning. Vesta was the Goddess who gave her protection - when the husbands would go off to war, they said, "keep the home fires burning," - to bring them home safe. Or in Modern Times, "We'll leave the light on..." (Motel 6 anyone?) This card reminds us to create our own safe space - where you can communicate with your loved ones and also somewhere safe to come home to.
Together: Today might be a good time to channel your nesting side. Creating a safe and comfortable home is vital to have a place to live, return to, hang out in - somewhere that you are always loved and know that you are cared for and safe. It might be nice to keep a fire burning for Vesta or a special treat for any dryad's in your yard, another layer of protection!
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