Who else has recently become obsessed with the dark academia aesthetic?? It’s very fitting for me — a mixture of old architecture, journaling, reading, witchcraft, skulls and skeletons, candles, coffee, nature… I am reminded of my favorite time of year, Samhain🎃💀🔮
As i was journaling and creating a commonplace book insert for my Traveler’s Notebook this morning, i felt drawn to ask the Tarot for some insight. It gave me the II of Swords, which depicts a figure seated on the shore of the ocean, a waxing crescent moon residing over them (i didn’t realize the moon here was in its waxing phase until now), blindfolded, and holding two crossed swords before them. Although they are seated and resting, they are contemplative and poised at attention.
This is a card of hindered sight, decisions, and seeking guidance. All of these are precisely how i use writing, journaling, and the Tarot. Having Bipolar and OCD, my mind often races and becomes obsessive and cluttered. I am not typically eloquent in impromptu speech, so i utilize writing and journaling to clear my head, organize my thoughts, and work through ideas and topics. It provides me with a time to pause and think, to seek guidance from the spirit and my higher consciousness and to decide what my future actions should be. It’s an active form of meditation for me. I highly encourage you to practice journaling or even simply keeping a commonplace book. It may be messy and somewhat incoherent, but that’s perfect. I wouldn’t mind providing you with tips on it, but ultimately it comes down to just sitting and unloading your thoughts onto paper. - 3 minutes ago