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Maat

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Todays card is Maat from Daughters of the Moon tarot. She is Justice, but more then just human justice, she is the Law, the order of the Universe, the Divine measure. I am not so fond of this image though. Maat is always pictured as a young woman with a feather, she is young cause she is a principle more then a Goddess. I understand that the scope of Daughters of the Moon is to be an inclusive deck, to portray all races and ages, but making her into an old black woman just don’t feel right to me. I spent plenty of time with Maat in meditation as a probationer while studying the Golden Dawn curriculum. I know it is a minor thing, but in my mind I have a clear picture of Maat and it is just nothing like what I see on this card. It is a bit jarring. Also why does the sun look pissed off?

Maat from Wikipedia.

Oh anyone know how to knit or crochet a round bag for a deck? The green one I made has a strange fit but better then nothing I guess.

Root connections

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Todays card made me sing aloud and poorly the Patti Smith song – Dancing barefoot. I think this might be Ffiona Morgans version of the Wheel of fortune. Here we see the Spiderwoman, the Life Weaver at work, spinning her web, creating all life, connecting me to you to her to Universe. We are all of the same thread.

she is benediction
she is addicted to thee
she is the root connection
she is connecting with he

Feast

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This weeks Tarot is a big, bold, beautiful round deck. The Daughters of the moon tarot by Ffiona Morgan created in 1991. I don’t have any kind of book for it and the cards are in many cases renamed so it will be a bit of an adventure. There is a Black/White colour it yourself edition out too but I got the vibrant colourful one. There are only 3 courts for all the suits, Mother Maiden and Crone. All in all there are just no men here at all, but quite a few butch, femme, skinny, fat, tan, pale, brown, young, old, disabled, limber, sneaky, half-animal ladies. And yeah, it is a ladies only deck. It just doesn’t bug me as much though. The whole point of the deck is the reclaim the feminine and if that is not your cup of tea, just pass on it and move on, there are thousands of decks out there, surely it must be ok to have one with just the ladies… As usual I will photograph the cards with my old trusty camera since I am too lazy to scan and it looks horrible scanning round images.

Sunday’s card is the 3 of Cups with the keyword of Bonding. What I think of for this card is Celebration! So how can I celebrate my day? Why, by baking of course! It is one of my favorite things to both do and enjoy the result of. Will have some family over to share the goods later.

While looking through this deck I felt inspired to take out an old book I read the first time back in the late 90:ies.  The Holy Book of Women’s Mysteries: Feminist Witchcraft, Goddess Rituals, Spellcasting and Other Womanly Arts by Zsuzsanna Budapest. This is the book that in many way triggered my search for my own kind of spirituality even though I since left this particular path, I will carry with me a lot of the good stuff. There are a lot worse mentors and inspirations out there for sure. I have started re-reading it right now just to see how I feel about it after all these years.