The Garden of the Night: There are space and places within the world of the Kitsune that can be found within the human world, too. One of the most magical places of all is a place where we can connect with moonlight, in a world that is no longer lit brightly, but gleaming with silver, the same as it is during our waking hours, yet entirely different because of the gift of moonlight. When this card comes to you, you are being asked to look at a situation, person or concern from a very different perspective, and to allow yourself the space to contemplate it at a quiet time, in solitude, under the light of the moon.
Within this space there will be imaginative new ways to approach any difficulties, and your inventiveness and ability to dream into being a new approach will be of great help during the daylight hours, which so often belong to the world of work, of family, of others. In these in-between times, guarded by moonlight, you will not only be able to solve the problem before you, but you will have time alone to rediscover aspects of your soul that cannot be fully expressed at this time during the day. At night, there is another you, another part of your identity which can be explored and in time, allowed to flourish. For you are the gardener of your own soul, and you will tend to what needs to grow within the moonlit hours, and allow it, in time, to come forth into the light of day, and become more integrated into the everyday aspect of your world. For now, find this space and place, and be illuminated with the silver light of imagination and of infinite possibility. Let you imagination, creativity, dreams, and wonder all feed into your waking life’s project. Let the moonlight and the sunlight intertwine and create magic.
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THRESHOLD: You are one the verge of a wonderful change. You are leaving one phase of life behind and entering into a new adventure of the soul. There is a sense of hesitancy about this card and the energy within you, but it is right and good to bid farewell to what has been and to stand in-between where you once were and where you are now going. You have auspicious adventures that lie before you, and the moment of change is upon you. What once was is now receding, loving its vibrancy and its life force, and what lies before you is the new and vivid tomorrow that will feed and enrich the depths of your soul. Take a deep breath, give thanks, and appreciate all that has been before — what we call the good, what we deem to be bad, for they all have their blessings — and ready yourself for a step into a wild and beautiful unknown.
There is a mystery before you, and yet there need be no fear, for this next step into the unknown will cultivate a new life within you, so the there is a new and rare flowering of your own soul’s sense of delight and adventurous spirit. This being appears to you, as she is the one who keeps the edges of experience separated — and now that you have met her in the realm of the Kitsune, you know that whatever take place next will be a step into a new realm of discovery for your deepest self. Enjoy, soul traveler, and be ready to embrace the wild, beautiful, untamed unknown!