shaping the moment

A Pisces Good Morning by Gneiss Moon

I recently joined a tea reading group and have been itching to do a reading –  I even had a dream about doing one last week….

On the table are a divination cup from a friend, the Tea Leaf Fortune cards by Rae Hepburn, also a gift, and magic carpet -Tiger Tea – in the cup.
That’s what I call it anyway – Bengal Spice…a touch of honey…mmmm
So you can’t do a tiger tea reading without quotes from the Celestial Seasoning box, lol.

Many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.  – Plutarch

I have also pulled some paua shell runes, that I was led to by a friend.
Reem hen-ide 
The merkaba pendulum is a Star Trek weekend find.  You can read more about pendulum dowsing here.  It was a lovely quiet, cloudy Pisces Morning – perfect for divination ~

The Runes are pulled in the positions for tea reading.  The handle points toward the reader and represents events in the close inner circle, as the leaves are read away from the handle clockwise, the events become farther away – they are events passing away.  The position opposite the handle represents events in the outer circle, as the cup is followed clockwise towards the handle they represent events coming towards the reader.

Leaves in the well of the cup are heavy emotional experiences, towards the top of the rim, they are lighter.

First the Rune reading : starting at the handle going clockwise.
I included all of us in this reading with the intention that it would lead us all to our highest potential and most benevolent outcome.

Uruz: Untamed potential, the shaping of power
 Ehwaz: movement, teamwork
 Gebo: gifts, balance
 Raidho: evolution, personal and world rhythm

Now on to the tea grounds (leaves) – I will be using the symbols on the cup, especially the astrological symbols until I get a plain cup from the local secondhand.

First off, it seems evident there is quite a bit of action surrounding Mars, or should I say blockage with Mars retrograde..?  oy.  It is leaving, and shown by the directional point, it will be quickly.  Thankfully, situations will improve – we just get better at slogging through the slow times – this is good preparation for the upcoming increase of the Uranus Pluto square.

Saturn has activity in the cup, as does Sun- they are trine now, an easy flow and exchange between work and spirit, a very creative aspect.  Saturn is in Venus ruled Libra, Sun in the sign of higher octave artistic pursuits, Pisces.   There is balance near Moon – acceptance of the cycles and that sweet surrender and acceptance Pisces is so famous for.

I also see Mercury has eyes (in the back of it’s head – Merc is neutral), most likely the heightened senses in play since both Mars and Saturn are retro and the house of Pisces is active with Neptune, Sun, Chiron, Mercury and Moon.  We hone the other energies while Mars and Saturn are hobbled.  Our intake of information is increased on all levels, material and spiritual.

There are two bells ringing (clappers) under the bell shape near the handle indication good news is coming from a woman in your inner circle.  YaY !

This reading is for all of us, so comments are welcome ~ what do you see…? 

These are cards from the Tea Leaf deck, again to be read clockwise.  The card at the bottom is the situation closest to you – traveling clockwise are the events leaving your life, the top represents the events farthest away involving others not in your inner circle. The card on the right represents what is on its way to you.

Firecracker: Exciting stimulating events are occurring close to you at this time.
Claw: Waiting has passed.  A time of risk-taking is over, the path is smoother now.
Rose: Love is in the air – from afar -be open to receive.
Hills:  A period of testing and growth is on its way to you.

Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
~Thich Nat Hahn


3 thoughts on “shaping the moment

  1. Got the page of wands in my personal reading after this one + yes, I did receive a lovely message from a woman in my circle after I got to work.
    YaY !
    It made my day… 🙂

  2. hmmm. i have always been drawn to the runes. i discovered them a few years after moving here and i just clicked with them. funnily, i always find them so vague, a bit frustrating, but GOOD. lol i realise that must sound odd. oh well.
    in this tea reading, the card layout seems to echo my recent tarot messages.

    and speaking of messages from women, can i use this verifiable space to check that you received emails from me on the 20th and again yesterday, saturday? i am not getting kicked off line all the time anymore but i still dont have great signal. i dont even see the email i sent you last night in my sent file and man, that is SO irritating.

    p.s. love that ending quote on drinking the tea; it reminds me of the quote i sent you some time ago about embracing all the questions and living with them. one day you find they have been clarified. 🙂

    • I love the runes. Short and to the point, better for action questions rather than love matters, I have found. I loved the tea and am pointedly going to include more tea breaks in my day, and more readings too, it was fun ~

      Glad you liked the quote, I loved the stillness of it, the quiet moments savored with the tea. I am also living with questions, and the answers often unfold or reveal themselves in the oddest ways. Lately the name George keeps popping up. I looked it up – in Greek George means ‘earth worker, farmer’ which is Saturn.
      I am going to write about George again, I did once in another spot, but will here in depth since he seems to keep popping up, and it is Pisces season after all….
      I follow the messages from the cosmos 🙂

      I have an email from the 17th and my phone says another just came in ( you found in drafts) Will read while I recline. Is getting late here 2 1/2 am. haha
      I said here once I am a night owl – wasn’t kidding was I ? xo zzz

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