Between Two Worlds: Dark Moon, Tarot, Facebook and Lunar Imbolc

Between Two Worlds: Dark Moon, Tarot, Facebook and Lunar Imbolc February 17, 2021

Last week on the Dark Moon I finally decided to leave Facebook. Permanently. To release what no longer served me.  A lunar cycle prior to Lunar Imbolc I had temporarily deactivated my Facebook account. I’d been having many thoughts whether I should stay on Facebook, or leave Facebook. Again. But to be fair to myself and my Facebook friends, I decided to take some time away from it to see where it all would go.

I finally decided to leave Facebook. Permanently. Image by LoboStudioHamburg via Pixabay.

During 2020 I was getting really “triggered” by so many negative comments on Facebook. A lot of it was the pandemic of course. But the political strife was the thing that really was bothering me. I wrote about here.

A turning point in my thought process came to me during a six week class taught by Gina LaMonte, Tarot and Magic. And the New Moon Tarot readings I do with Serendipity Wyrd every month. I’ve only been working with Tarot for about 4 years. Sometimes I would do a daily draw, sometimes not. It was erratic to say the least. And to be honest not always with the proper intention. It was time to change. Finally.

During my time away from Facebook I decided to dedicate a comparable amount of time to Tarot and meditation. Only with much more intention and more structured meditation. I had already been doing a daily Tarot draw and journaling about it starting this New Years Day. With the lessons I’ve been learning I found that it started to be more than a daily habit or something I was supposed to do.

I will admit that I was addicted or obsessed with Facebook. I found that I wasn’t reading as much as I used to before the pandemic. Doing a self-imposed quarantine of sorts didn’t help. I wasn’t getting outside in nature when the weather turned cold, snowy and icy. I wasn’t blogging as much.

Tarot and meditation really started to turn the mundane part of my life around. Image by Mira Cosic via Pixabay.

This was when Tarot and meditation really started to turn the mundane part of my life around. Turning it into a much more Spiritual life. The more I worked with Tarot the more excited I got to explore where my life here was heading. Especially with my matriarchal ancestry search. During my sabbatical I found that I really didn’t miss Facebook. At all.

What I have been missing is the pagan events we all used to attend. Online pagan events do help fill the void though. I also re-discovered I didn’t need Facebook to attend a lot of them. Most of the pagan communities I follow have very good websites. Their online events are posted there just like the in person ones were.

I’ve been finding with a little more time now I have more time to explore what Tarot has drawn me to. Online education. Back to reading more. Staying in touch with some of my pagan friends on the telephone. Much more personal than Facebook or Messenger.

It’s been a blessing now that started with the New Moon and the Lunar Imbolc. Welcoming in the new. I feel much better about myself now. I am happier now about living back where my journey started all those years ago. My journey will continue to evolve but not because I have to be here to help my sister, but because I want to be here. I never thought I would say that last Beltane when I moved back to my matriarchal motherland.

I will be continuing to blog on The Agora portion of Patheos, plus other online venues. Here’s the link to my articles.

For those of you who may wish to stay in touch with me on social media, I’ve been on MeWe.com since January 2019. There are many other pagan authors and bloggers there and more that have said they will come there. You can find me there.

My Goddesses and The Universe have absolutely blessed me lately. From the Dark Moon to the New Moon and Lunar Imbolc. Release and welcome to my new journey. I just love my pagan community! Until next time, somewhere…sometime…in the future!

About Brianne Raven Wolf
Brianne Raven Wolf has identified as a Pagan from a very young age. She is an active member of Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin. She volunteers her time there helping at most Full Moon Rituals, as well as some workshops, Circle events, and Sanctuary work days. At Pagan Spirit Gathering (PSG) 2017, she became the first Pagan Transwoman to have the Senioring Rite of Passage. She follows a Hekatean Witchcraft Spiritual Path. To relax, she likes to walk, camp, and hike as much as possible in very rural areas. Brianne is also an avid reader, especially young adult novels. You can read more about the author here.
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