I made a spread today to coincide with the Sage Wind Tarot Circle's topic this month: Building Resilience with Tarot. We all experience difficulties and have to work though hardships. How we deal with change can be worked in such a way that we can start to take control and shift our perspectives to a much more positive, helpful and healthy way. We can learn to find our strengths and use them to bring resilience and protection for ourselves in overwhelming circumstances and also learn from mistakes, accept change and keep things in perspective. I hope you find insight within.
In last weekend's Sage Wind Tarot Circle, we were discussing Shadow Work. While reading The Witch's Eight Paths of Power (also a Sage Wind Temple discussion group) we went over the Iron Pentacle. I really liked the concept. Later one we learned about the Rust and Gilded Pentacles which emerge when fear prevents you from manifesting iron. I made these spreads to help you work through some of the points. I hope you find them useful in your shadow working.
The Iron Pentacle comes from the Feri tradition. It is a tool of transformation that involves reclaiming ideas that we are often taught are negative which diminishes our personal power.
The Rust Pentacle is the decayed and demeaned reflection of the Iron Pentacle. The Iron Pentacle rusts when our flight response is triggered and instead of dealing with issues we run from them.
The Gilded Pentacle is the opposite BUT it is also based in fear (aggressive fear rather than passive). The Gilded Pentacle is more like fool’s gold rather than real gold. It is a false coating that hides the rust beneath. This is the fight response to fear.
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