Saturday, July 4, 2009

Magickal Day of Independence and Coming Out!

This Magickal Day is powered by the Ace of Cups.

Your first assignment is to read the following New York Times piece:

U.S. Nuns Facing Vatican Scrutiny
by Laurie Goodstein, July 1, 2009

Thank you for taking the time to read that. It sets the stage for what follows here.

Yesterday, I drew the Ace of Cups for today's reading and puzzled over it for a very long time--that puzzlement having little to do with the card itself and everything to do with the challenge of coordinating it with the "secret sauce" with which I now interpret and work our daily Tarot cards.

But when I woke up this morning, I had it. The Ace of Cups, and its secret sauce, led me right back to Goodstein's article which--having been raised in a Roman Catholic household and educational system--I had read with interest and alarm.

So, here is today's message:

The tender and determined Ace of Cups asks us to take a stand for love.

In the face of oppression, stand up and come out for love.

If your understanding of faith leads you to social justice, stand up and come out.

If you are a healer--Catholic or non-Catholic--remember the example of the healer Jesus. Bring forth that which is within you. Bring forth that which is given to you.

If you are queer--within or outside of religion--stand up and come out.

If you are a woman priest in your heart and soul, come out.

If you believe a woman's body is her own and its well-being, her right to direct, stand up; come out.

If you are a heretic, come out. If you are a pagan, come out.

If you are a survivor of mental, physical or sexual abuse by clergy, stand up and come out.

Come out, in big or small ways, on this Day of Independence and on all days from now through the 4th of August.

Let's make this a month of independence, a month of resistance, a month of standing up for one another and coming out as who we are.


(c)2009, Eva Yaa Asantewaa,

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