The heaviest times for snow are during February. Sometimes the harsh weather conditions led native peoples to call this the Full Hunger Moon since hunting was very difficult. Our hearts and souls often hunger for warmth and comfort during this time.
Snow is water made solid. We work with water when we do soul work and emotional healing. Water washes over us and cleanses us and sometimes we drown in the profundity of it all. In its solid form we can feel remote and cut off from our emotional and soul selves and at the same time its solid form is a reminder that our emotions and souls can be manifested in the material world. The beauty and uniqueness of a snowflake reminds us of our matchless selves, unique in our joy and our suffering.
Take three long cleansing breaths. Close your eyes and breathe again, letting go of any anxieties or concerns. Continue to breathe deeply and connect with Mother Earth, slumbering soundly beneath the surface. Your breathing matches hers as you breathe in peace and quiet. You find yourself outdoors at night. The sky is full of stars and the full moon glows brightly, illuminating the snow covered ground around you. As you stand there in the quiet, deep in snow, flakes gently begin to fall. You are not afraid, cold, or concerned but filled with the wonder and beauty of this snowfall. The flakes remind you of the many blessings in your life as you watch the beauty fall from the night sky. The illuminating rays of the moon cause some snowflakes to stand out and capture attention. As you focus on individual snowflakes, what do they remind you of? What is in your life that is evoked by the beautiful snowflake? Is it a reminder of love, or grief? Is it a memory or habit you can’t seem to shake? Keep watching the snowflakes until you feel that you have learned enough. Thank them for their wisdom. With a long deep breath, you are back in the here and now. With a second deep breath, you open your eyes. With a third deep breath, you reconnect with your centeredness and reconnect with Mother Earth. As you return to your everyday place and time, record your journey in your journal and draw the snowflakes that you saw and what the snowflake evoked in you.
Each One Unique Spread
Use this spread to ask a question about your situation when you are confused or certain things are not as they appear. It’s a good way to help you keep on the path to reach your goal(s).
Card One: What is nearest and dearest to your heart in this matter?
Card Two: What does your intuition tell you about the situation?
Card Three: What does your imagination tell you about the situation?
Card Four: What is hidden beneath the surface?
Card Five: What is out of reach at this time?
Card Six: What does logic say about this situation?
Card Seven: What is the possible outcome?