RITUALS AND OFFERINGS: There is a time to work alone, and a time to join and raise power with others – this is that time, dear one. It is time to make a pilgrimage with like-minded others to a sacred place which holds the enchantments of the in-between. You must step beyond the everyday and become a part of the powers of the otherworld for a time, in order to bring more of that magick through to the everyday world in which you reside. When you do this, be it alone or with others, you will be returning the light to the world, reminding others of the power of hope, and restoring a sense of the sacred to your own self. It is time to bring the light back to the world, and to offer it up for others to make use of, however they wish. It is time for you to undertake this pilgrimage and to step away from the structure of the everyday, from all the things that seem to define us, and become what divines us – what makes us closer again to our true Spirit.
Light a candle, go to a temple, visit a grove, a sacred pool, a quiet place where the Divine whispers through the trees, and with grace, humility, and awareness, make your offering to the great spirits all about us. When you do this, the borders and the barriers between the world of magick and the ordinary world will thin until they vanish, and in one beautiful expanse of time, all will be one, all will be beautiful, and all will be as it truly is, once again. Let there be listening and reverence and quietness in your footsteps. Let your sense of self fall away, and let the otherworld speak to you, so the you become once again part of the light of the world, and ease the suffering of all those who have fallen into the traps of lost hope, denial of Spirit, and forgotten wisdom. Bring it back, bright soul, with the simple ritual you now will make. And when you do this, the Kitsune will be with you, invisible as air, as present as the scent of flowers, as real as the blessed earth, herself.
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BORN WITH A GIFT: You, dear one, have been given something beyond price, rare and treasured and magickal beyond compare. This is the gift of true treasure, an egg of knowledge, within which is sealed thousands of memories and messages from the wise ravens. When this card comes to you, know that you are being given the gifts of time to be used wisely and the gift of knowledge and wisdom to be applied, and that you are being asked to treasure this and to no longer consider your own gifts to be less than those of others. You are a keeper of the treasures, and your words and thoughts and the energies which you will now share with the world are multiplying and gathering power in every moment. You have thought of yourself as small – yet you are immense in influence. You have thought of yourself as insignificant – and yet you have powers that can be shared and used for good, for all time. And you have thought of yourself as unworthy – and yet you have been given the gift of the raven’s treasure, and the ravens are amongst the most intelligent and wise of the flying ones.
Know now that you are the caretaker of this bright gift of your life, and begin to release the treasures that you have been holding so tight. Believe in your own worthiness and begin to share what you have with others. You are prosperous, and the more that you give and share and offer, the gifts that return to you will prove to you that you are gifted with a true prosperity, a lasting wealth, and the ability to recall and remember the gifts of time. Most of all, dear one, no longer waste your time. Enter into the treasure of this gift immediately – no more hesitation. And when it comes to you, as it will, share.
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TENDING THE FUTURE: ‘Tis time now, beloved one, to tend to the future and to what will come, for there is a tender and vulnerable possibility, which is in the process of being nurtured into the next stage of its maturity. Find the way to protect this sweet young and lovely hope, and take of it well, so well that it will come into life at a stage closer to you than you think possible. It is your job now to garden your own hopes – and to allow the most fragile of beginnings to have enough of your care that it will make it through to the next stage. Prepare and plan, consider and contemplate, and do the hardest work yourself.
The Kitsune who walk with you at this time urge you to become the very spirit of the green, and they will work with you, walk with you, and whisper to you of all the things that need to be done, that only you can do. This tending of the future will make the present purposeful and fill it with devotion and richness, and the emotional qualities you bring to this time of preparation will be the very feelings that bloom the brightest once this dream has flowered. So, prune what must be reduced. Clear the earth of weeds and enrich the soil. Change poor habits that steal time and energy from you with no reward. Make a promise to devote time to yourself, and to learn, and to finally see the seeds you plant erupt into green life, searching for the sun. You will have success, friend, so say the Kitsune. But it will be due to the tending, the caring, the learning, the moments you give, the choices you make now. Here comes the future – make this present moment feed the very best version of what will come to you.