Spirit Message of the Day – Move with the Ebb, Rhythm, and Flow

“When this card appears it reminds us that everything moves and operates within cycles. Winter gives way to spring, spring to summer, and summer to fall, and fall to winter. When the Wheel of the Year card is drawn look for patterns, both of gain and decline. Acknowledge whatever condition or situation in which you find yourselwoodenwheelofyearf, and be in harmony with it. Understand that nothing is permanent and that existence equals change. Be part of the cycle.”

“The Wheel of the Year is a term for the eight solar festivals that mark the winter solstice, spring equinox, summer solstice, and autumn equinox (as well as the four midpoints of the year that fall between these periods). The eight festivals of the year are often called Sabbats. The most popular names for them are (in order of appearance): Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, and Mabon.”

“This Wheel of the Year card depicts the remains of an old tree standing at the crossroads. Upon the tree is a wreath or garland bearing seasonal vWheeloftheYear Mickie Muelleregetation. On the top of the wreath is a pumpkin, which represents the time of Samhain (traditionally the beginning of the year in old European lore). Moving clockwise, the wreath bears other seasonal representations that mark each of the eight Sabbats of the year. The tree terminates into two branches, which represent the waxing and waning halves of the year. The crossroads extend into the background, indicating the journey ahead as the Wheel of the Year awaits us.”

“You come to the beginning of the Well Worn Path, where the Wheel of the Year stands at its center. The sacred tree venerated by your ancestors guides your footsteps. The living wreath of Nature Crossroadsappears on the tree. Here it displays the gifts of the bounty of its harvest symbolized by fruit, grain, and the berries of the seasons.”

“The road ahead divides into the waxing and waning forces of Nature, for you must walk each season, and in your life you will experience gain and decline within the endless cycles of Nature. All the seekers of knowledge and wisdom who came before you have trod the well worn path. You will follow the way they have cleared, and at its end you must extend the path for others who will follow your footsteps. Close your eyes and imagine yourself walking down each path in its turn. What lies beyond the horizon? It is your walk, and you must journey to meet your destiny. Blessed be your path!”

Today’s message is from A Traveler’s Guide to The Well Worn Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.

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