I recently began studying with a Feri group and it has revitalized my daily practice. Each morning, after feeding the dogs and putting on the coffee pot, I move to the altar to get my day started. As part of my daily practice, I pull an oracle card to see what lessons the day has in store for me.
Lately, I’ve been using the Sacred Rebels Oracle by Alanna Fairchild and Autumn Skye Morrison. Today, I pulled the “Visions of Life Beyond Death” card. While the standard interpretation of the card speaks to embracing what they call Sacred Vision. However, what stood out to me was the peacock featured on the card. In some of the reading I’ve done on the Melek Taus as the Blue God of Feri, he is referenced as the balance of earthly and celestial realms. Meditating on this led me to contemplate the Iron Pentacle. So, I decided to work with the Peacock Angel and the point of Self on the Iron Pentacle.
I cast my circle and lit two candles, red and blue, on each side. In the air above my altar, I drew the Iron Pentacle. I saw the point aligned with the powers of Self grow brighter. I breathed in this energy deeply and exhaled the energy onto the face of the mirror placed on the center of my altar. On the face of the mirror, I visualized an all-seeing eye burning brightly and willed the mirror to help uncover the pieces of myself that I try to leave below the surface.
At once, the images flashed behind my eyes. I saw my positive aspects balanced with my shadow aspects. I saw being kind and generous juxtaposed with my tendency to be accommodating even when it is to my detriment. I saw my drive for success pair with my fear of failure and my desire to make new friends with my fear of being judged by others.
As the experience ended, I recorded my thoughts in my Book of Shadows. I saw the Iron Pentacle fade from view and thanked the Peacock Angel for attending to my circle. As I snuffed the candles, I whispered: “I would know myself in all my parts.”