On the 18th night of the 1st Moon; we had an early celebration of the coming year of the Ox.

We feasted under the stars at the time of the year when we gather once again for a reunion dinner. There was food, wine, laughter and so much warmth; for the moment all our worries were put aside.

As the night wore on, something got into my eye and I blinked. That was when I saw her… not human. They do not show themselves to me unless they wish to be given a face. But for my own peace of mind, I turned to ask the one named after the Night Flower if she saw anything out of the ordinary.

My gift lies not in seeing entities unless they wish to be seen but the Night Flower has the gift to enter the other realm at will and she sees things that do not appear to the naked eye. “Yes”, she said, “we are being watched”. I asked her what she saw and she described my vision back to me; down to the last detail.

Let me show you what we saw; for my gift is to give a face to those who do not dwell within an earthen shell like we do. I drew her 4 coins; a token to leave me alone once the deed is finished AND a challenge to those who dare to try take it from her.

Believe me or not; it makes no difference. For I may proclaim that gravity does not exist simply because I cannot see it; but it does not make it less real.

4 of Pentacles

The beast was here all along…


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