In Your Own Words: Times of Change



As the last year drew to its conclusion I could honestly say I am glad it is over. On New Year’s Night I cast my Ogham and looking at the year ahead and I already know it is going to be a reading of life changes as they are already in progress but will really speed up in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 I will be 50 and celebrating my first birthday under a new name, a new gender and, whatever way it goes, a new sexuality.

When I cast the staves in December 2012 I knew something huge was on the cards that would dramatically change my existence and despite knowing deep down I am gender dysphoric I had no idea it was going to come through so strongly and as dramatically as it has.

How does this relate to my Pagan Path? Part of using divination techniques is to check back on our readings and see how they relate to the reality. Sometimes we can change the things we see in a reading and sometimes we cannot. That does not mean scrying can tell us exactly how things are going to be but it can offer guidance when we are facing potential opportunities or problems. Five years ago my gender issues would have been difficult to cope with, too difficult to cope with. It is not easy now but events over the last five years that once seemed trivial and irrelevant have empowered the male aspects of me so that transition is possible.

Divination opens us up to possibilities and using it as I do has opened me up to the potential before and after transition. Once again I am reminded what I practice spiritually filters through to the non-spiritual and vice versa




© JG Farmer 2014


Prompt: In Your Own Words – your thoughts and feelings – maybe a full blog post on a topic of your choice related to your path (or Paganism in general) or just a few sentences on where you are right now. What are you studying? What are you thinking? Who are you, and where are you going on your Pagan path? What’s right and what’s wrong in Paganism at the moment?


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