Welcome to the Silent Woods

The Silent Woods are part of the saga of the haunted farm. The eerie quality of the woods both alluring and sinister. I think they represent the development of an oracle deck quite nicely. They "speak" in their silence in much the same way a good deck does. They cause one to pause and contemplate direction. The Journey Deck is a personal deck and as such its development is a personal endeavor. It is not really a venture to produce and publish a deck. Simply a way of celebrating a history that includes some quite unique and interesting aspects. I mean when you grow up on a haunted farm...there's just a whole lot of stuff that happens in life...and as a woman of "age" I think it is a wonderful way to pass down family history and leave a "mark" so to speak.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Ring

Many people know the lore of using a ring to determine a baby's sex. You hold the wedding ring by a thread over the stomach of the pregnant woman and depending on the way it sways, you can "tell" the sex of the unborn child. If the ring goes in circles, you're expecting a baby boy. If the ring goes side to side you are expecting a girl according to this old wives tale.

This is similar to using a pendulum to get yes no answers to questions. Sounds a little witchy, huh?  Some people believe its a means of communicating with the spirit world and therefore questionable in its safety. But although my mother had a BAN on Ouija boards, she did sometimes dabble with the ring.

There are different ways to interpret the swinging ring for yes and no questions. Some believe that North to South is yes and East to West is no. Others think that counter clockwise is yes and clockwise is no. We always read the ring as back and forth being yes and if the ring moved in a circle it meant no.

As a card The Ring will be interpreted as possible confusion, indecision, seeking answers, as an indicator in the reading of a need for clarification of the issue or question. It might suggest that there is something that is hidden. The ring may also represent a connection to someone who has passed on or a message from them.

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