ladyofthemoor (ladyofthemoor) wrote,

The Twelve Days of Christmas, the First Day, Boxing Day

Yesterday was the first day of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Last year I have created spreads for each day. Yesterday there was no time to post the first one (and I do not know if I will be able to post all twelve). We travelled to the other side of the country yesterday, saw my family, made and ate a very nice cheese-fondue. 


The sun in this time of year is far away from us, back in the stark dark night. The sun sleeps as it were in the arms of Mother Night, and will by her nourishment grow stronger every day. There are many stories of divine children –sun children so to say- that are born around this time of the year: Dionysus and Jesus are two examples of them. They are very young, vulnerable children. They are a special kind of children, we lay our hopes on them, but many stories tell of them almost dying. Always they are protected and nourished and miraculously saved. 


The spread of the first day of the twelve is called: “To Nourish What is Vulnerable”. Issues and longings that are vulnerable in our lives -and in ourselves- are things that we long for, that will help us grow and heal, but those things do not get attention from us. They are neglected. They cannot speak up for themselves in their vulnerability… thus we must become aware of them, in order to comfort, protect, nurture and nourish them. This is what the spread is about.

Spread: To Nourish What is Vulnerable
There are five positions in the spread:
1.Who you are now in your situation;
2.What is young and vulnerable in your life or in yourself ;
3.How to nourish and protect this;
4.What happens if what is vulnerable (card 2) is nourished and protected;
5.Who you are then in your situation.
I read one card here, the second one: “What is young and vulnerable in my life or in myself”. I have pulled my card from the Inner Child Cards and I have drawn: “Guide of Crystals” (Queen of Pentacles in the RWS). It is Santa Claus! A person whose reason for existence is giving, giving presents.


I guess what is young and vulnerable in myself -what needs protection- is the knowledge that I am a caring and giving person. I have been putting myself down these last days regarding these issues, thinking I am doing it all wrong in that department of my life.
This undertaking of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” in spreads is inspired by John Matthews, The Winter Solstice, Godsfield Press, 2003 (1998).     
Tags: christmas, inner child cards, queen of pentacles, spread, twelve days of christmas

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