Lefty Oracle of the Month: Mummy
Mantra: I nurture.
Affirmation: Shush! I quiet my outsides so my inner voice can be heard.
I am enclosed.
When you pull this card in a reading it’s definitely not a time to charge forward. You need to lay low and take care of yourself right now. Self care is number one so find a way to nurture yourself body, mind and soul. You deserve it.
In my own life when I painted this card I actually had a cold and was feeling very inward, needing time to recover and take care of myself first.
Creative Journal Prompt:
What feeds you? What keeps you going and fulfills you? Is this a part of your daily work or play or even your dreams at night?
Quick, the fairies are calling you; can you see that flash of light, that wee sprite, out of the corner of your eye? She is calling your name.
You are the mummy now; the mummy of your own inner dreams. Take time out to acknowledge yourself.
Take time out for you.
Wrap yourself up like a mummy, in protective layers so that YOU, yes YOU can hear your own thoughts without distraction.
Allow the Divine to speak through you, trusting that the advice she has for you is going to be good for all of us.
Allow the group mind, the myriad of voices, the universal, co-creative, collective consciousness to speak through you by listening to your heart and soul.
Allow this energy to fill your soul with light for you are love and all you touch is loved.
*Excerpted from Kathy's Lefty Oracle Deck
Goddess Zodiac Wisdom for Feb. 26, New Moon in Pisces
Pisces – The Fish
- Time of Year – Winter to spring
- Quality – Mutable
- Element – Water
- Ruler – Neptune
- Anatomy – Feet, lymph system
- Natural sign of – 12th house
- Opposite sign – Virgo
- Color – Sea green, turquoise, lavender
- Gemstone – Aquamarine, chrysolite, moonstone
- Tarot card – The moon
- Goddesses – Atanu, Dahud, Nix, Oto, Ran
To feel love is pure warmth, wholeness, open-ness, selfless-ness, shameless, guiltless joy – that is love.
- I believe
- I relax in solitude
- I am a mystic of the spirit realm
- I create to my heart’s content
- I open my heart to other’s realities
- My dreams, visions and intuition guide me
- I am the mermaid
Take Time for Dreams
- Pamper yourself, just because
- Take time to empathize with a friend in need
- Meditate, relax, recharge and space out
- Honour your feelings within sacred space
- Attune to the music of the spheres
- Listen and accept your intuitive, psychic, mystical side
1. What aspect of creating your art or craft do you find the most enjoyable?
I enjoy collecting materials for making art. I have a large collection of books and magazines that I source images from to create collages. I am always on the look out for 2nd hand illustrated books at markets and charity shops. I used to create assemblages, but gave it up during a major de-cluttering phase, because I didn’t want to hoard objects anymore (still a work in progress).
I get a bit obsessed when I create collages, I tend to get absorbed in the process and won’t stop working until an artwork is resolved or completed. It can take many hours to find the right images and create a composition, so I really enjoy completing an artwork, it’s very satisfying when I glue down that final piece of paper
2.What originally got you started creating your art or craft?
During Art School I started creating collages in books. I was using collage to express and process different emotions and states of being. Collage allowed me to develop my own personal, secret and symbolic language. It was like writing in a diary using encrypted code and I was the only one who knew how to decipher the code (a psychologist may dispute that!) As I have matured my collages have become less about my own personal awareness and healing and more about the transpersonal.
3. Creatively, who has inspired you the most, and why?
My mother was always creating when I was growing up, including costume designing, pottery, tiling, landscaping, gardening and painting…so she is my primary creative influencer. As a young adult I was drawn to sacred art including Tibetan Buddhist, Native American and Mayan art. I love vibrant colors and geometry, New Zealand abstract painters Gretchen Albrecht and Max Gimblet particularly inspire me. I love the ephemeral land art of Andy Goldsworthy and the beautiful film work of cinemaphotographer Ron Fricke.
4. How did you decide what medium to work in?
At Art School I majored in printmaking and photography, however by the time I graduated I was using collage more than any other process. One of the reasons I continued to work with collage is because it’s so cheap and accessible, I don’t need film, chemicals, ink, a printing press or darkroom to create work, I just need scissors and glue.
Collage is also a very meditative process. I can let go of technical concerns and just get lost in the process. I can let the left-brain have a rest and let my intuition take charge of the process. Feeling and observing my response to the colors and images guides the process. After a few hours of creating I tend to enter an altered state, which enables me to gain insights and make connections. Collage allows me to create a bridge between the conscious mind and the unconscious. It can be a very powerful healing process, if I allow myself to let go into the process.
5. How does your zodiac sign influence your creativity?
I have four planets in Pisces (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus) and I think this is reflected in my artwork through my use of symbols, the language of the unconscious. My artworks are often surreal and dream like. My artwork has a strong transpersonal focus and I’m interested in promoting individual and collective harmony, healing and transformation. Through symbols and the language of the soul I am striving to touch the essence of the viewer, invoking balance, integration and wholeness.
6. What do you like best about your sign and least?
I appreciate the Piscean gift of vivid and rich imagination. I find the escapist tendencies of the fish and it’s urge to dive deep under the water a challenge to navigate at times.
7. What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art or craft?
The beauty and healing power of nature.
8. If you had to choose a fruit or vegetable to describe yourself, what would you choose and why?
A dragon fruit, because it’s bright, exotic and mysterious.
9. If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your creativity, what would that be and why?
I have been collecting beads and gem stones for a few years and I have a jewelry project waiting in the wings. I intend to make three medicine necklaces related to the Medicine Woman Apprenticeship I have been involved with over the past few years. I’ve also been thinking about making short films for a quite a while, using images, color, geometry and sound to take the viewer on a meditative healing journey.
10. What advice do you have for others who are just starting to develop creatively?
Always follow your heart!