Where does your wisdom lie? 4 of Cups. A deck of weariness? We look longer at the meaning of the 4 of Cups; it also means decisions need to be made. Are you a deck to come to when I have a choice to make?
What is your inner strength? Reversed 7 of Pentacles. You are going to make me work for my answers. I do like a challenge, and I am up for it.
What might you not see? The Magician. Will you not see the action I need to take? Are you more with the mind and dreams?
What makes you soar? Reversed 9 of Pentacles. Money, the real power of things right now. Or maybe you are a deck for financial questions.
Where do you feel grounded? Judgment. You feel grounded with spiritual awaking. You did say you may not see action. Interesting to be a deck of dreams and financial powers.
Where will you dig in? Reversed Hanged Man. Quick turnaround. I like that.
Who are you at your bare bones? Reversed Page of Pentacles. A deck of dreams.
I have been looking over all the spreads I have and just didn’t find one to use that felt right.
And then @lionharts posted about their prompts and their extra spreads and duh!
With my Oracle Of The Strange Forest deck let’s do Animal Council Spread!
What animal represents something I lack at this moment? Snake. I lack the power to change. I know I have been feeling off these last few weeks. I have been trying to get better/get out of this funk. This proves that I haven’t had the power to do it independently.
What animal represents my current energy best? River Otter. Joy? I have joy? Wait, that’s right. I’ve been off and cleaning my living space, which is bringing me a level of joy.
What animal energy am I asked to embody right now? Goose. I need to change. And that is true. I am trying to change, and that is hard work.
What animal can help me give closure to something of my past? Badger. I need to be smart about dealing with that past thing. I need to be smart and deal with it right to get the future I want.
What animal can aid me in my present dealings? Owl. More about being smart. Have I been just stupid lately that I’m being called out about it now?
What animal can guide me towards the desired outcome of my goals? Chickadee. I need to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty. I think I am in the middle of a spring cleaning, and I want to keep that energy up!
A long time ago, in October, I had my birthday and went on a bit of a spending spree. Part of my spoils was Seasons of the Witch: Samhain Oracle.
I don’t know the words to describe the artwork. It’s something old fashion and primitive, like Grandma Moses.
And the fact that the creators want to make an oracle deck based on all the sabbats? Yes, I am that bitch that will buy them all.
With the help of @owlandbonestarot interview spread, let’s see what these cards hold!
Where does your wisdom lie? Bat, deep digging into the corners of my mind. Yes, tell me more.
What is your inner strength? Black Cat, pulling on me. You will make me grow, one way or another (feel like that is a card theme this year).
What might you not see? Spider, got jokes, I see. You will not see because it’s all a mystery. I feel that this deck is playing with me a bit. Moving on.
What makes you soar? Healer, hmmm. You keep saying dark and mysterious, but you are a healer at the heart of it all. Let me think out loud the idea of you being a deck for shadow work.
Where do you feel grounded? Nature Spirits, yeah, you got jokes. You will tell the dark truth, but with a joke in your heart. Are you going to be the darker version of my Flower Speak deck?
Where will you dig in? Frog, in the change of things. I think you are going to be a shadow work deck.
Who are you at your bare bones? Silence, you are nothing?
The vibe I get is that this will be a darker version of my Flower Speak deck. My Flower Speak deck will take your face into their hands and gently say to you, “You dumb fucking bitch. Let me tell you what you are doing wrong.”
But how is this going to be darker? I think this deck will be digging into the darkest parts of my soul and pulling things out that I might not want to deal.
I think I am in love, and I cannot wait to start using this deck.