\ˈre-və-rē-əns, ˈrev-rē-əns\ the state or condition of being lost in thought
I haven’t had internet for two weeks and I have so much to catch up on!
I’m already on page 156 on my dashboard and I’m not even close.
And I only follow 25 blogs! Why are you all so much better at posting than I am???
Full Moon Protection Spell for Jewelry
Fill a bowl with sea salt and lavender (rosemary also works well). Place the amulet on top of the salt the day before a full moon. On the night of the full moon, stir the salt three times with your finger in a clockwise motion around the amulet while visualizing protective energy surrounding and permeating it. Next, move the bowl in a circular motion, going clockwise. As you do this, visualize the protective energy rising and building from your actions. Say the following chant as many times as you desire while you move the bowl:
Oh, light of the moon.
Keep me from harm.
Allow the amulet to bathe in the moonlight overnight. Scatter the salt and herbs outside the following day. This spell should be repeated every month during the full moon.
notes: if you’re worried that the salt might damage the surface of the jewelry, place a bay leaf under it to separate it from the salt. if you have trouble with visualization, you can use a white candle to help you focus.
So according to that post about Tarot Birth cards that’s going around, method one gives me a Birth Card of The Chariot, method two gives me The Chariot and The Tower, and method three gives me The Chariot again.
What I find interesting about this as it relates to my Clow practice is that my Servant is The Thunder and I’ve apparently utterly internalised reverience's thoughts of The Thunder being akin to The Tower, so it was a surprise to see it turn up there. I started wondering which Clow Card is corresponded the closest with The Chariot.
And from there I began wondering how the Clow cards fit the tarot mould (going by the well-
lovedknown RWS model - 22 Majors and 54 Minors - cause I know it best). Both runewynd's book and the Clow Card Fortune book pair up each Clow Card with a card from a playing card deck. Playing cards correspond to almost all the cards in the Minor Arcana, although they miss out either the Knaves or the Knights (three court cards compared to four in tarot). I could take the corresponding tarot card of the playing card the Clow card is paired with and use that. But then that would leave out the Major Arcana and I think the 'stronger' Clow Cards ought to be paired with a Major rather than a Minor.
By ‘stronger’ Cards I mean The Light, The Dark, The Firey, The Watery, The Windy, and The Earthy. It’s already clear that the Clow card system doesn’t mesh well with the typical RWS tarot set. Ah well.
I’m writing as I think, but I’m coming up with these correspondences so far:
- The Light = The Star
- The Dark = Death
- The Firery = The Chariot
- The Watery = The Moon
- The Windy = Justice
- The Earthy = The Emperor
The Windy took the longest to think of, as the Clow Card Fortune Book considers it a warning to hold your tongue and only speak out if you think it’s utterly necessary, but the Card itself it more like harsh words and slicing and dicing; perhaps an indication of what it would be like if all self-control was let go. But it’s not just about self-control - what’s written in The Book of Clow implies a harnessing of this power, such as turning your words on someone who’s grown too big for their boots and ripping them a new one. In the end all of this made me think of Justice. Plus, if I was going to assign Windy a suit from tarot it would be Swords and in one of my favourite decks, the Lo Scarebo Manga Tarot, Justice is coloured much the same as the Sword suit and also features a sword.
And that’s about as far as I’ve got. Given these correspondences, my birth Clow Cards would be The Thunder and The Firery.
What do you think? What are your correspondences?
I had associated the stronger Clow cards with the RWS Aces, but I like these correspondences too. When I did the Tarot birth cards, I got The Emperor and Death (which I didn’t really resonate with). But The Earthy and The Dark… hmm, perhaps.
Finally a clear night! Gotta take advantage of a full moon and charge all the things!
Then cast all the luck spells tomorrow.
Happy almost Friday the 13th!