Today, seven of us gathered in my space to play the Earth Day tarot circle game that I created. I placed a gerbera and a beeswax candle in the centre along with four lush-looking cards from the Greenwood Tarot. As people arrived, they placed objects — a stone, some sage, a tarot deck, an oracle deck, a bracelet — to represent them in the middle.
Using the lovely Gaian Tarot, we engaged in three rounds of council-style conversation. Certain details are private, but some of the themes in general and from my own statements, include:
- the importance and sacredness of water in the body of Earth and in our own bodies
- simple actions, such as spending 5 to 20 minutes picking up garbage in places that are special to us, can make a difference
- use only what we require
- our world and universe, still unfolding and being created from the Primal Flaring Forth, are living examples of healthy, natural ritual; by paying attention to Nature’s cycles, we can generate appropriate life-affirming rituals in our own lives and communities
- there is no such thing as a “natural disaster”; there are events in Nature which we like and those which we find inconvenient
Afterwards, we shared a pot-luck meal and more meaningful conversation. Those who knew one another before felt closer. Those who had never met before made new connections.
I hope that YOU get a chance to spend time with good people and beautiful cards to come up with new insights, or even be reminded of older insights, into your role in Earth’s wellness. Blessed Earth Day to you!