On Saturday, twelve of us gathered at Lakeside Retreats to take part in an Earth Honouring tarot circle experience. We used the open sentences from my Earth Day tarot circle game to focus our intention for the afternoon. People who had been in circles before or who had used tarot in some capacity before saw, yet again, the power of authentic engagement in action. Those who had never taken part in a council-style circle before or who had no prior tarot experience were surprised at how easily they and their fellow participants plumbed profound inner territory and expressed honest personal truths. It was heartening to see that 1/3 of our group was men.
The card I received in the final round of council to indicate my meaningful Earth-healing assignment was the Eight of Earth from the Gaian Tarot (see above). There’s something here about apprenticing myself to the voice/sound of the Earth, listening carefully to Her rhythms, and maybe something as obvious as my drum and I spending time with the Earth. Let these processes be my current assignment, then let what I hear teach me the deeper calling.
After the circle, we savoured a pot-luck meal outside, then drummed and chatted around the bonfire as night fell. A glorious continuation of Summer Solstice celebrations!
Here are a couple of photos from Saturday’s gathering: