We’ve been Waiting with the Dark as part of the Descent and Return of the Light seasonal ritual, and as we shift into the return of the light, we invite a Solstice seed of the new to show its first shape to us.
The Shining Tribe Tarot‘s version of the Ace of Wands.
You can do this on or after Solstice morning – New Year’s Day is a great day to do this – by pulling a Tarot card or two. Or you might record a dream image, note the first animal you see, or open an inspirational book in a random place and take the first line you see as wisdom written especially for you.
No matter how you tune into the Solstice seed, you are invited to work with it for the rest of the year and see how it evolves as a contemplative practice. You might keep the images or words that have found their way to you in a place where you can see them all year, place them at the center of an annual spread done with Tarot or other oracle cards, and/or re-visit the Solstice seed at the turning of each season.
If you want to give the Solstice seed a boost of attention (a rich fertalizer!), please join us for the Tending the Returning Light half of Descent and Return of the Light, which starts Monday, January 1. Cost is just $22 and if you sign up Solstice week, you’ll get the last daily e-mails from Waiting with the Dark to guide you through this special week as a bit of a bonus.
You may have an idea of how your seed will develop or there might be a big surprise as you travel the coming year, but you will birth the new from your seed, a whole solar system of yourself being expressed.
And here the Tribe’s 10 of Trees. The seed all grown up!