I made a pact with myself at the beginning of the year to learn something new divination-wise. Usually I work with cards - creating www.themagicofnatureoracle.com with my sister was a real golden milestone in that territory - but I like to try out new things...
I've got a bit of a fetish for stones. They have a habit of finding their way into pockets and on dashboards and with so many of them adorning window sills in the house I thought maybe I could find a proper use for some of them...
So with the intention of creating my own set of Runes, I spent about two months looking for them along the shoreline of the beach where I walk most days with my dog.
It wasn't easy. There are so many of the blighters for a start. Not only all shapes and sizes but so many different colours...in so many shades.
It was a real dilemma. That 21st century - spoilt for choice - dilemma. We get used to blaming the trappings of the modern day for that, or at least I know I do! But there she was, Mother Nature, right under my nose - literally - taking the mickey.
Now... what colour? What shade? How big? Same shape or not? You can imagine the turmoil.
Eventually, I settled into some kind of system and picked a few every day... all different but gradually they evolved into groups and grew.
And no, I don't mind telling you that I did have a chat with them, indeed I did. Not all of them, otherwise I wouldn't have lived to tell the tale... but I asked the chosen few - those who would be magical - to make themselves known. And they did. Eventually.
So the work was harder than I imagined it would be. A couple of months doesn't seem a lot now, but at the time, I never thought I'd finish the task I'd set myself. But the end result, now I have them, was worth it.
They are quite beautiful and I love them, so much so that I almost couldn't bring myself to paint them.
What if it all went wrong? I'm not much of a painter really but hey, I'd spent weeks collecting the little buggers - it would've been downright rude not to finish the job. So I did.
The painting was not without it's perilous moments I'll admit, but I have to say, it's could've turned out a lot worse. The black on the pale sandstone, worn smooth by the sea is a striking contrast I think.
And now I have a new magical tool and slowly but surely getting the hang of it, or them I should say. They do seem to have a mind of their own but like an oracle will do, they are speaking to me, one stone at a time.
So much information in each symbol alone is enough to focus on but I feel the connection goes deeper because I picked them or, let's think about this... did they pick me?
I'll keep you posted, maybe do some generic readings here on the blog and with a bit of magic they will resonate on some level for you as an individual.
That is my intention.
Blessed be )O(