Card O' December 24, 2017

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Hello and happy holiday! The Yule is probably my most favorite time of year. MAYBE. Closely followed by Imbolc, Beltane and Samhain: I guess, really, I love them all. And here we are on the eve of Christmas. It's a wonderful, and fragile time—all at once. Be reminded of the gift of compassion—as you celebrate. And enjoy!

The two of wands from the AGNI Roerich Tarot is an appropriate card. This time of year is packed with choices, considerations, remembrances—gratitude for so much and contemplation of new direction. What we do and express defines what and who we are—helps to shape and confirm our reality (yesterday, Mercury went direct—easing and liberating discussion, communication and exchange). Action and belief shape future as well. Faith is key. Empowerment is critical. Contemplation is essential, and our exchange with others may further confirm our hopes, desires and dreams.

As the week draws to a close, embrace some "downtime" or quiet. Relish moments of consideration so as to move toward 2018 with grounded intention. "Allow your inner warrior time to rest..." rebuild and rebound. 

Crystals: Prehnite, Tiger's Eye, Clear Quartz, Phenasite (healing, hope, clarity, balance, connection)
Herbs: Rose (balance, promise, hope and new beginnings)
Feather: Duck (pause and observe)
Hint: Mindfulness