Since I’ve been doing so much work with Goddess-focused oracle decks and also exploring pantheons in general, I put together this little worksheet to aid in tracking those experiences. It isn’t just for deities though. I will probably use this for ancestor work and any other entity, animal, plant, et al, that may teach me something, show up for a chat, or pique my interest in general.
Right now, I’ve been doing a monthly draw from whichever of my Goddess decks feels right. For December, Hekate is who I’m researching, meditating on her message, et cetera. Sometimes during tarot or meditations, I will connect with family members and so I will be using this worksheet moving forward just to jot down messages and details from that meeting.
Another example of how I plan to use this is to create an entry for frogs. For a period of time I had frogs appearing in my life. They showed up a lot with my car. The first time I ever saw the car itself it was fresh from the dealer. We opened the trunk and out hopped the tiniest of frogs. There was an occasion when my mother went into the hospital that I noticed a frog just hanging out on the driver’s rear fender as I was getting her wheelchair out of the trunk in front of the hospital. Another time I distinctly remember was after work when I had stopped off at the grocery store to pick up a few things. I was hunting for a parking spot and I noticed something through the windshield. It was a frog just hanging out on the center of my hood people-watching as I stalked exiting shoppers up and down the aisles of the parking lot. There was also the time I scored a little part time job for quick cash and came out to the car to find another tiny little frog sitting on the front my car. Quite often they would thump up onto my bathroom window late at night or chill on the walkway and greet us (along with some toads) as we returned from a doctor’s visit or errands.
I’ve lived my whole life in Florida and spent a majority of it in this area and I have never seen frogs (or toads) like that. They often brought us a lot of joy after a long stressful day or following some less than great news at a check-up. After my mother died, I stopped seeing them altogether.
The PDF is super easy to use and can be printed double sided to a single sheet. There’s a framed corner to draw or attach a photo and a space to put the date at the very bottom. This will be going into my Book of Shadows and so will be printed on rather nice paper and slipped into a sheet protector (my book is a three ring binder). If you need the space along the margins for attaching the sheet into your book, it’s usually rather easy to shrink the document by 5-10% in the print dialogue to free up that space.