Habari gani everyone?
Did you miss Part 1? Part 2? Part Three? Part Four?
Yes I know this entry was late, but honestly when I sat down to write this last night my eyes felt like they were seconds away from exploding out of my skull. So this is a belated Day 5 of Kwanzaa post [and you'll be the getting the last two on time to compensate!]
So, yesterday's Principle was Nia ['Purpose'], where we are asked “To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.”
As I mentioned before, keeping in mind that Kwanzaa is a hella-Black festival, the emphasis in the last part of that phrase is critical. 'Restore OUR people to their traditional greatness.' No doubt it's pointing to the times before our ancestors were treated as chattel and goods. Before the centuries of colonialism, slavery, apartheid, etc. stripped us of everything that made us great as a people.
However I think that that is a struggle that is hard to articulate in a tarot spread- at least, not here. For Kwanzaa is about pushing forward and making the future better for those yet to come. And thus, that's the direction I went with the spread for Nia.
LINDSAY - Black Woman, Wife, Witch and Resident Blogger of DarkLake Tarot~
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