Intuitive Reading and Hades

While I intended to get to my Month of Spreads reading done earlier today, writing took over my morning and afternoon. But that’s okay! Today’s intuitive reading prompt suggested that we pick one word out of a list and see what the cards suggested on that topic. After getting stuck on a specific idea I’m working on, I chose the word “blockage.” I shuffled my Lenormand deck and drew three cards. They were:

Day Four – Intuitive Reading

The Rider – news, a message, an invitation, a visitor, a delivery, a parcel

The Letter – recorded, written, advertising, email, listings

The Lily – brings peace, protects, calms, possibly mentors?

I read this triplet as “an email message brings peace.” It can also be read as “an advertising message mentors.” A flyer did come in the mail today about courses available at my local college, but that wouldn’t exactly help me write my way out of the corner today. None of them particularly interested me or applied. Here’s hoping that I’ll read something helpful in my inbox!

Death demonic card for meditation and contemplation –  Hades, Lord of the dead. Whenever I have seen Hades invoked in a group setting, I have always been intensely uncomfortable with the lack of respect shown. No one reverted their eyes either out of fear or simple tradition. Moreover, few seem to understand who the priest embodied. The inappropriate and immature chattering and giggling that always occurred during such events deeply saddened me.

Of note about yesterday’s mention of Hecate: Quite by coincidence yesterday, I ended up researching the word heka as well. It is defined by the ancient Egyptians as “magick,” and they personified this concept in a god of the same name who is often shown holding a snake in either hand. This is curiously similar to a common image of a Hecate or she is shown holding two serpents.

Spread For Personal Development

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I try to do my readings early in the morning. That way any advice from the Divine can light my way.

I decided to get to my Month of Spreads work as soon as I could this morning. Why not get a little guidance early in the day, rather than when it’s too late to do anything with it? After shuffling my Lenormand deck, I cut up into three piles and turned over the top card on each. As per today’s prompt, I asked the cards:

Month of Spreads Day 3 – My Personal Development

How can he develop more self acceptance? The Bouquet – Gifts, rewards – reward myself, reward myself for my accomplishments.

How can I develop more clarity? The Gentleman – This is a speaking card and typically represents the querent or their male love interest – indicates I should speak to my partner more, or perhaps listen to my own intuition more carefully.

How can I develop more abundance income? The Ways – Crossroads, decisions, choices – give myself options, don’t let myself be hedged in to any one way of making money. I decided to be very specific about the wording of this question as abundance can mean many things.


Daily Death Daemonic card for meditation/reflection – Hecate – again, just as there can be Kemetic and even Norse Daemonolaters, there can be those dedicated to the Greek pantheon as well. While Hecate is known for helping practitioners strengthen all sorts of magical abilities, she can be a particular aid to new necromancers wanting to improve their techniques. This goddess is said to have three aspects, one of which is Hecate Lucifera, the torchbearer. This immediately brought to mind one of my favourite songs, “Rain of Brass etals” from Silent Hill. While not about Hecate in particular, it certainly calls up the creepy vibe often associated with the Halloween season. It’s definitely about a three “headed” spirit, anyway.

Today felt far less like Halloween than yesterday, however. The air is much warmer and the sun is shining brightly. Still, every gust of wind sends leaves swirling around the statue on my balcony. The pale-faced angel reminds me of Baalberith, the Prince of Dying, another face of the Death Daemonic.