So I turned to my Butterfly Circus deck today because I’m working on getting more comfortable with reading these cards. Drawing the Woman card puts me at a hmmm spot because typically this card either represents the woman asking something of the deck, or a woman in relation to the man asking something of the deck. It’s more about the cards that come to be around the Woman card and how they relate to it. So I took another card from the deck to use with it and pulled the Stork. So I could be all ultra literal and run around the house chanting I got the baby makin card! I got the baby makin card! (Don’t look at me that way! 😉 I’m home alone most of the day and weirder things have been chanted as I run around the house. My plants and felines can testify to that.) I could also look at it as a card of change in reference to the Woman card, or me. I know as far as work is concerned it can suggest something new and creative is coming my way. As far as me personally perhaps a positive change is in my future. I kind of like the literal stork approach though. The gent and I are always looking to increase in numbers despite some rough set-backs. Given the strange nature of the day (I write this as the elections are going on between the two scaries and the mostly unknown third parties) the idea of change is a little scary unless there is a positive to it.
My card of the day was the Coffin selected from my Butterfly Lenormand. The everyday person might get a shudder upon pulling this card but Attic folk just smile, sort of subdued like. This is not an inherently bad card as one might think. It’s a card that signifies a great deal about a need of change. There might be an aspect of your life that needs change, or closure… or the completion of a cycle so a new cycle can begin. Change is a part of life and what keeps our lives ever evolving. Life needs change now and then.
Personally, I know for me this card represents the completion of a cycle. For a year now I have been in mourning, rebuilding and finding a new groove in a life that is so different from this time last year. Things have hit an end point and I’ve accepted that change in the current of my river, so to speak. The elder goth in me says “Right on… gloomy card…” but the person in me who loves life (as goths actually do no matter what anyone tells you) realizes things have taken a turn and are getting better, more stabilized. I don’t hate on this card. Plus I absolutely adore my coffin riding pinup silhouette on this card. I’m totally biased.