The Bookish Oracle



WELCOME TO THE BOOKISH ORACLE, my weekend feature for the week ahead. There is a section for authors and one for readers. If you would like some guidance and enjoy some spiritual inspiration to combine your reading, writing and esoteric interests, you're in the right place!


This reading is for the week starting on 1st November 2021. It is meant as general guidance and my advice to you is, take from it whatever feels in alignment with you and discard the rest. You are always your own highest authority! Tirza xxx


This week, I dug out one of my oldest oracle card decks which I hadn't used in a couple of years, although I've always loved it. Choosing the wild book leaning against the serene Buddha was fun, too. And admittedly, Anubis can be a bit of a wild one at times, too. Maybe not wild as such but definitely badass. And we are starting with the Egyptian god Ptah in combination with the Moonstone telling us to pay heed to what we hear around us and incorporate this into our writing process, paying special attention in the story structure to where we want to go with it, what is the goal. Where do we drop hints along the way? What kind of mood are your characters in, what is their personality? Stable, mercurial, happy, sad, angry, in denial or facing challenges head on? How do you build up to the next stage or the final resolution?


I always pick the crystals before I pull the cards. It is, once again, uncanny how the stones in this reading match the cards, but nowhere more so than here, Orange Calcite representing solar energies coupled with the card of the Egyptian solar deity Amun-Ra. Solar energy is all about action, a positive attitude and this means not only that you shouldn't just hide away and write but shine your light and share your progress, your achievements and also your challenges with the world but also allow your characters to take inspired action.


Mindless action will not get you any results at best or work to your detriment at worst. Taking inspired action after soul-searching and weighing options and alternatives will get you closer or even to the achievements of your goals. What do your characters have to do now to bring the story forward and move towards their goal? How do they overcome obstacles and challenges with positive action? What kind of personal and collective transformation are they undergoing?


Amazonite puts things into balance, soothes and clears the path of communication, mind, body and heart. Anubis tells you to surrender to what is, accept things as they are to be able to move on from there. Where do your characters fight and not communicate properly? Where are they unwilling or unable to see another point of view? How can you resolve this issue to bring about a harmonious outcome, a final happy ending? What do they need to experience, how do they process and what do they ultimately learn from it to arrive at their own final happily ever after?


For readers, you may want to venture on social media and follow some bookish accounts that inspire you, watch reels or look at posts that introduce different books. When you see a picture that you feel instantly drawn to, check it out. Trust your intuition to lead you to the right post where you will be inspired to either read the book in question or it might trigger a memory of another book mentioned elsewhere. Does your gut feeling tell you, "This feels right?" Then go with it. And even a fictional story has elements that you can learn from, some wisdom you can glean. Be open to it and allow yourself to be guided intuitively. Be prepared to be challenged to view things from a different perspective, or even multiple perspectives. Be open to broadening your horizons.


The oracle card deck used in this reading is "The Anubis Oracle" by Nicky Scully and Linda Star Wolf with illustrations by Kris Waldherr. I’ll also post an Unwrapping Card Decks video of this deck on my YouTube channel on 22nd November with my commentary, showing each individual card. (Don’t forget to like and subscribe so you won't miss out on future posts!)


Check out the oracle card decks I use for my readings here or click on any of the oracle card pictures above.


The book in the picture is Born to Be Wild, a standalone contemporary military biker romance.


Crystals used in order of appearance are Moonstone, Orange Calcite and Amazonite.



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