Monday, July 16, 2018

My Journey with The Tower Card

The Tower from the Druidcraft Tarot

Several years ago, when I was still relatively new to tarot, I did a reading for myself using the Celtic Cross spread and the Quest Tarot. The final outcome card was The Tower and I read in the book that it means loss of everything, and they were talking about material losses. Shortly after that reading my house and car were both repossessed and I put down my cards for a while. I bought a couple of new decks, including some oracle decks, but I never picked up that Quest Tarot deck again--at least, not for many years. When I did, I found that I still couldn't read with it, and finally a couple of years ago I gave it to a friend. I actually recently discovered that I can't read with the Haindl Tarot either because some of the imagery in the minors reminds me too much of that in the Quest Tarot. 

I've learned a lot since those early years and I now see The Tower as a good card, meaning that one's life is about to get stirred up and you're about to get thrown out of your comfort zone. In readings regarding love and relationships, I often see this card in readings where someone is about to meet a new person that they're going to fall head over heals in love with, or I see it when a relationship is about to suddenly break up. I see it in career readings when a job is about to end or when someone is going to find a position that's outside of what they were seeking. 

Regardless of the situation, it means that something old is ending or something new is coming into your life and it's going to be sudden and dramatic. This isn't a gentle card, but it doesn't always forecast disaster--whatever is about to happen is going to move you into a better place.

Case in point, when I lost my house and car I ended up moving in with my fiancé and his father, and we bought a new car together that was much better on gas mileage and fit my needs better than my old SUV. His father ended up needing the care of us both and then needed to move to an assisted living center as he had a terminal illness when I met them, and I was on hand to help with all of these transitions. Then Gene and I got married and we found out that he had Stage IV laryngeal cancer--again, it was a blessing that I was already settled in here and available around the clock through the death of his father and my new husband's round the clock nursing needs. He died a few months later after only eight months of marriage, and I had two estates to settle since he was an only child and had no children.

During all of this, I started going to a spiritual and healing center that became my support throughout everything. The owners were there with me when I scattered his ashes and had one of the most mystical experiences of my life--which is a story for another post. It was a turning point in my life, putting me on the path I'm on now in a series of traumatic events, but it led me to here and now and the very happy life I now lead and all that I've learned since then. I could never have foreseen all of this that day The Tower card showed up as my final outcome. 

So, when you see The Tower you may be in for a bumpy ride, but it will bring you to a place of happiness that you couldn't imagine. I call it the "Snow Globe" card--your life is about to get shaken and stirred, so hang on tight and enjoy the ride, bumps and all! 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Where Did The Chemtrails Go?

I know some people don't believe in chemtrails, especially those who live outside of the US. However, just because it wasn't happening in your country doesn't mean that it wasn't happening in ours. 

I'm a pilot's daughter so my entire life has been spent in and around airports and looking up at the sky. Commercial airports, military bases, private operations and small runways, I've seen them all. I grew up across from a private airport that my father managed and within the flight path of an Air Force base, and I now live in the flight path of the Pittsburgh International Airport and another Air Force base. I can tell you that about a decade ago the skies here changed.

Contrails are the white trails that you see behind an airplane that disappear right behind it. Usually you can see both the airplane and the dissipation of the contrail at the same time. Then suddenly there were these trails that looked like someone had played Tic Tac Toe in the sky, and they stayed long after the airplanes were gone, finally spreading out slowly and creating a hazy sky. Gone were the clear bright blue skies I remembered.

Additionally, one thing we noticed was that if we hosed off our back patio and yard, soap bubbles appeared, and not just after bathing our dogs, nor just in the area that was done. We don't soap our patio. We don't use chemicals in our yard because we grow organic herbs and vegetables in our gardens and we also happen to like dandelions (yep, we're weird that way). So the only way such a soapy residue could appear would be to come from the sky.

However, lately my husband and I have noticed that we have those clear bright blue skies again, the ones we remember, and that the vegetation is brighter, greener--we're wondering what happened to the chemtrails. It's hard to find out the truth since there are very few articles that don't claim that chemtrails are a conspiracy theory and anything about them is false, but I did see something that refers to the possibility that President Trump was going to stop the secret spraying of chemicals over our heads. Either he did or it ran out of funding, I don't know, but whatever happened I'm grateful for the end of it.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Why I Left YouTube and Instagram

Not only have I left You Tube, but also Instagram (for the 3rd and final time) and Tumblr. I almost left Facebook altogether as well, but instead I've gone from 400 "friends" to 130 in a week, purging out any connections that aren't truly friends and family with whom I interact in real life, or those who are rabidly political regardless of which side, only keeping those with whom I have a real connection no matter how physically distant. I still have my Page for others to follow, and I'll be writing my blog here for anyone who cares to follow my journey, but now at least those with whom I'm still connected on FB I know for sure who they are, whereas before I'd send birthday wishes to people wondering who they were and how I was supposed to be connected with them.

I’m a 9 Life Path/Hermit to the core, and an INFJ, and I'm honoring that truth. No matter how you cut it, I'm a recluse--just a friendly one because I have a Leo Sun and Sagittarius Rising--but then I also have my Moon in Leo. It's never really been comfortable for me to be on either side of a camera, though my time on YT and IG helped with that quite a bit. I'm more comfortable taking pictures now, and even being filmed.

However, this year I've felt called to get more serious with my studies and self-development, to start reading much more again. I've been an avid reader all of my life, the kind who finds it hard to put a book down until it's done, but lately I can't read for more than the span of a commercial break without getting restless. I have 10 years worth of reading on my shelves that will take me 100 years at the rate I'm going, and I keep buying more books. I have also enrolled in a course of study that I'm not making progress on.

The only way that I could figure out to be able to focus again was to eliminate my distractions, because really all of that social media isn't living life for me, it's distracting me from living my life, from developing myself further and doing the things I enjoy doing. I wasn't truly present with anything, even as I was watching videos I'd play solitaire in order to be able to focus on them. 

Being a part of the YT tarot community meant a lot to me, but it wasn't me. This has been a struggle for a very long time for me. I'm not one who loves the spotlight or feels comfortable having people look up to me, following me and wanting to see everything I do. I've always said I don't envy celebrities because they live in a fish bowl, and then I turned my life into one. However, there are true friends I've made and branches of my path that I wouldn't have gone on without that journey of being on YT. Branding myself and my business under Indigo Moon Woman for example. Choosing The Priestess card as part of my logo wasn't by chance I guess as I withdraw into my own world in search of higher knowledge and development. 

I felt a lot of pressure to watch other people's videos because there were watching mine, and felt guilty if I wasn't. Finding balance became more and more difficult as the community grew and I found new channels. The final catalyst was watching a live stream on a beautiful summer day, glued to my computer in my office, while my husband walked in three times to see what I was doing and get my attention since we both had the day off. I realized that I was putting YouTube ahead of my family and living life in the here and now. 

Many in the community, and throughout the world, are going through evolutions in their spiritual path and their lives, making radical changes, and I am just another as we go through major energetic shifts, and this is how it has affected me. I hold you all in my heart as I continue on my journey, with much love and appreciation for your presence in my life. Many blessings from my heart to yours. 

The Story Behind My Name

There's a story behind every name, and mine is no exception. So why have I chosen to go by the name Indigo Moon Woman, and to brand all of my businesses, present and future, with the Indigo Moon name? 
First, there's the blue crescent moon tattoo on my forehead, right on my third eye chakra. That has it's own story, so I'll save that for a future post.
Also, I've always been told that my aura is the color of faded blue jeans, and blue jeans of any shade of blue start out with indigo dye, so it's a light indigo. I've even had aura photography done and that came up a nice shade of blue, deeper, more of a cobalt blue--but that equipment has a limited range of color compared to what the human eye perceives, even when reading auras. I'll go with what I've been told by those who can see it. It's interesting because they say that our auras change over time, and yet I've been told mine is that color since my 30s when I first started hanging out with people who could see auras.
So, when I was searching for a new name for my YouTube channel and my business, it just seemed right and fitting to go with Indigo Moon Tarot, and then from that came Indigo Moon Woman as I realized that having "Tarot" in the name was right for my online Tarot, Lenormand and Oracle reading business but not broad enough for my YouTube channel and what I do on there, which is about all of my passions and also a bit of a vlog about my journey, it's not just about the cards. 
The name Indigo Moon Woman feels comfortable to me, like I've finally gotten comfortable in my own skin. I feel that it encompasses the essence of who I am: an Eclectic Pagan, a Witch, a Healer, an Indigo woman, a Life Coach and a Card Slinger. 

Welcome to My Blog

Hi, my name is Diane Jarecki--I'm a Witch who reads Tarot, Lenormand and Oracles, a Reiki Master/Teacher, intuitive healer, sound therapy practitioner as well as an aromatherapy practitioner. I'm learning herbalism and starting to do homesteading as well, and right now I'm going through a couple of transitions: one into the Crone phase of my life and the other a move from SW PA to the Lakes Region in my home state of NH. 
This blog is where I'll share my experiences along the waves of life, sometimes with guidance, sometimes with lessons learned and sometimes just observations of life around me through my lens. Consider it a public journal of sorts, one where you get a window into my life and thoughts. 
Welcome to my blog. Pull up a chair and your favorite drink and enjoy! 

My Journey with The Tower Card

The Tower from the Druidcraft Tarot Several years ago, when I was still relatively new to tarot, I did a reading for myself using...