To recap, in 2020 I’m using these decks: The Sovereign Oracle, the mini Ceccoli Tarot, and the Animantras deck. I chose them because I wanted to play with mini decks this year. They give me a theme, a means to apply the theme, and a cute animal to act as the guide for the lesson. This whole spread sits on my desk where I can see it, work with the energies, and integrate them into my day.
How: Queen of Wands
Helper: Peacock (be dazzling)
October’s theme is Sensuality. What a great theme for the month in which most of my favorite tastes arrive. Pumpkin spice chai, pumpkin pie, the scents of autumn, and fires burning from fireplaces. I’ll admit that Sensuality is an odd trait for me to explore. Many tie this notion in with sexuality and sex, and as I am asexual, it’s a bit harder to distinguish from something I really like or love. However, I do like the card’s “tactile approach” idea, so this month I will attempt to be more hands-on in my approaches to work and creativity. I will cultivate more fiber arts by creating a few more crochet cases, I will continue to sew some items, and to fix up so favorites. All my Samhain decorations have a various tactile feel to them, from various pumpkins made from different fabrics to the colors and smooth bits of wood statuary on my mantle.
The Queen of Wands is a perfect woman to guide me into how to accomplish the theme. She is no stranger to sensuality and being hands on. She is drama and flare and loves the lavish lifestyle. While I may not have a Queen’s budget for decoration or description, I do have imagination which can help me craft the notion of a sensual lifestyle.
My helper this month is Peacock. Another fantastic critter to have for October. Be dazzling is their message and peacocks love to display their colors. Peacock belongs to the Third Eye chakra and he reminds me that it’s okay to show off every now and then. So, with his message and the power of the Queen of Wands, I will show off my love for the witching season in my decorations, in my clothing, and in the music I love to play throughout this month. Need a fun 8-hour plus playlist that includes songs from through the ages and across genres? Give my “Samhain Songs” playlist on Spotify a try! It’ll delight anyone’s haunts.