September 2020 Planning Spread

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.

Theme: Restriction
How: X The Wheel of Fortune
Helper: Raven (be watchful)

September 2020 Planning Spread. Click to embiggen.
September 2020 Planning Spread. Click to embiggen.

This month we kick it off with Restriction. I like this card because it reminds us to use less, be less, and make good choices on a daily basis. It’s a perfect card to learn how to operate in our pandemic world. My partner and I have restricted where we shop to places we know have our health in mind. We stay home when it’s not safe to be outside. I always bring my mask with me. This month, I choose to restrict my world in various ways to allow my creativity to grow. I’ll do my best to complete books or projects that have already been started. I will attempt to keep the shiny at bay.

Giving me more information on how to delve into the ideas of restriction is the Wheel of Fortune. This card is one which speaks of awareness to the cycles of life, to the fate and future we all want to create for ourselves. September begins the first month in the change from summer to autumn. The air cools down, the squirrels get busier in gathering food, and I break out the hoodies and pumpkin chais. There is a powerful force in restricting your view to the seasons. Especially when you stay indoors and peer out at the darkening of the leaves and world. This restriction gets me closer to the cycles of nature and to be more aware of how this season affects me and my energy. 

Raven appears as the helper for the month. In live in an area where there are lots of corvid. Ravens and crows peck at the ground for food and they chase each other and the squirrels around the neighborhood. As I watch them through my window, I can see how they respond to dangers or use cars to crack open nut shells. Incredibly intelligent, they are a delight to watch. In her booklet, Kayti says, “The energy of raven reminds us to develop relationships with trusty friends and partners in life.“ That we should “watch and listen carefully to the world around us and understand it so well we can use its elements to go after dreams bigger than ourselves.” Their motto on this card is to “be watchful” and they are red for the Root chakra. Being watchful and mindful and present in each moment. Which pairs perfectly with bearing witness to the changes in seasons. So this month, I will be watchful of my desires, money, and proximity to others.