"Three Ladies came out of the East
With rhyme and herbs
And iron wrought fair.
Return again, O thou White Swan,
Bride of the Golden hair."
-Ed Fitch, A Grimoire of Shadows
"Cast that which hinders
that which pains
onto the funeral pyre.
be purified with Fire."
The alignment was certainly perfect: Imbolc and a Dark Moon occurring at the same time. Both are times of transformation, moments just before new beginnings. Unsurprisingly, this Sabbat brought profound change within my life, just as every Sabbat since Lughnassadh has. The Moon, too, has been playing quite the active role as nearly every Dark and Full aspect, since that same time period, has brought change, as well.
At least, now, there are some greater (and more frequent) indicators as to what direction to take; the Universe is being kind, at least, in that regard. But, due to genetic predisposition or cultural tendency, the mind pays more attention to the negative than the positive and as such it does seem as if there have been more indicators of which direction not to take rather than (the more helpful) which direction to take.
Irregardless, a few things are certain: we're moving again, my stepson must come to live with us, and we need to start putting more importance upon our own priorities rather than those of everyone around us (another one of those things that seems painfully obvious, but, in all honestly, is really easy to forget: life has a way of being distracting.)
Side note: I'm, personally, thrilled about the new change my site host has made: share buttons at the bottom of every post, woo hoo!
Throwing the Bones
Whether you're struggling with something spiritually or in everyday life, bone divination can highlight areas where focus is needed and identify alternative ways forward.