Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Search and Find

I'm looking over a four leaf clover!

Do we find our luck or make our luck?  I think it is a bit of both.  It is a sure bet that it won't coming knocking on your door unless you have been doing a bit of this n that to bring it home.  I have been fairly lucky in my days and some of it was not all good.  Still I have a bit of whimsy about me and when out and about I will take a few minutes to search a clover patch.  Maybe today I will find that elusive four leaf clover and count myself lucky.

CELTIC Lenormand - Artwork by Will Worthington

Monday, July 24, 2017

That or This

Do-ing vs. Be-ing

Life can be as hard or as easy as we make it. 
Everyday there can be a long list of  things to 'do' and everyday there can be opportunities to just 'be.'  Either way at the end of the day I will be right where I am supposed to be.
Yesterday's card with paths and choosing between one or the other and today's two cards hinting at the same reminds me of the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.


CELTIC Lenormand Chloe McCracken and
Will Worthington

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Right or Left

This way or that?

Often, well more often than not, we have choices to make.  There are guide posts and helpful hints along the way; mostly though, we muddle through.  Along this pathway there is a split, right or left?  Left the higher ground, reason, thoughtful process. Right, emotions and heartfelt contemplation. The second card hints to going with the emotional choice.  Today if something needs to be decided I will go with what feels right.




CELTIC LENORMAND -  Chloe MeCracken   Artwork -Will Worthingon

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Rule of Three

I have drawn the Three of Swords today.  This makes the third card this week numbered three. 
omne trium perfectum.

How many times do we hear and see that things come in three?  A lot I guess. The Holy Trinity, The Triple Goddess, The Rule of Three, Deaths, Musketeers, Pigs, Bears.
Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!
When looking at cards sometimes the coincidences are what I look to to reveal the story or inclination and sometimes we have to look to see what is missing.  This week the three of wands, pentacles, and now swords have made an appearance but what of the cups.
Fire, Earth, Air.  I think I need to see where the Water could come into play to bind the three other elements.

The Linestrider's Journey - Siolo Thompson

Friday, July 21, 2017

Objective

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Do we always know what we want?  I can make plans, write my lists, and ask for advice, but without some kind of action, nothing happens.
This Queen is one of action and her advice to me is 'do something'.  I think she is saying to me "don't ask for my advice unless you really want to hear it."
Even a small step can get things started. The journey of a thousand miles began with putting one foot in front of the other.  (that is a compendium((i think that's the right word.)) of Lao-tzu and the song in Santa Claus is Coming to Town.)
It is Friday, might as well finish the week off with a bang.  Wait...I work weekends.


The Linestrider's Journey - Siolo Thompson

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Practice makes perfect

The author gives us ravens instead of an apprentice or trade master since ravens are clever and industrious.  

I have to leave shortly to go to a class for continuing education to keep myself up on the whatever is the newest in real estate or a primer on current applications.  Today it is the forms we use.  They have this class every year and I go because it is pertinent and I can get a bit casual about filling in the 'blanks.'  The thing is they offer it yearly because of all the new agents that come into the profession and they really need to understand these legal binding contracts and they are exactly the ones that don't come. 
It takes more than showmanship and a business card in any profession; to bad most don't get that.  Clever and industrious yes, and also a good skill set. 


The LINESTRIDER'S Journey - Siolo Thompson

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On Guard

Well damn the Tower Card.  Best be on guard for a very disruptive situation today. 

It is hot here in my neck of the woods.  Today's forecast is 95° and the next three days 98° with heat indices well over a 100°
When it gets this hot tempers flare.  I have already noticed that people on are on edge with this hot and humid stretch of weather.  When confronted with a Tower moment today I will think of a soft cooling breeze and not allow myself to get caught up in the tempest.  Don't need no anger hangover. 

Why is change so hard, so much so that sometimes we create Tower moments to effect the change that we need?  Maybe that will be a good question for me today.


The LINESTRIDER'S Journey - Siolo Thompson

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Established

Following the path of least resistance.

Sometimes is is just easier to follow in the footsteps of others.  I don't usually go for herd mentality but sometimes it is best. 
Makes me think of the idiom "don't reinvent the wheel."










The LINESTRIDER'S JOURNEY - Siolo Thompson

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sacrament

I have not previously related the Ace of Cups with the Holy Sacrament of Communion.  The cat is holding the wafer on a long string over the chalice. 

In the Catholic tradition the wafer and the wine are the sacraments representing the body and blood of Christ.  I was raised Catholic and after Confirmation about age six when you were supposedly old enough to make the decision to commit to the Holy Catholic Church you could receive the holy sacraments.  Not sure why the cat instead of the Dove on RWS card or a Hierophant offering the blessing, but what the hey.  If a blessing is being offered, some token of good luck or a bright blessing, I am all for it. 
Find a penny pick it up and all day long I will have good luck. 



The LINESTRIDER'S Journey - Siolo Thompson

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Impermanence

I did it my way.

I wonder why so many throughout history have needed to have a monument to themselves?  Fearful of passing into nothingness or to let others know they were here?  Maybe a bit of both and come to think of it, most us do the same when we have a headstone placed on our graves.  Decades pass into eons and soon no one remembers or cares, well maybe a few historians and philosophers.
I like many in this day and age am opting for cremation.  Ashes to ashes, Dust to dust.   I came, I did, and now I have moved on.  I guess it's the moving on the so many of fearful of. 


The LINESTRIDER'S Journey  - Siolo Thompson





Saturday, July 15, 2017

Accountability

Another King? Yuck.   Or maybe I should go 'all in' with my pair of Kings.


Another overbearing king.  Yesterday's King of Pentacles and today's King of Wands and neither has a hint of softness to them.  This portrayal of the King of Wands lets me know he is definitely a bully. 
He got his crown and wand by dominance not by birthright.  Usually bullies have self esteem issues and they overcompensate by puffery and antagonism, so I best be on alert patrol today.





The LINESTRIDER'S TAROT - Siolo Thompson

Friday, July 14, 2017

Know it All

This King of Pentacles comes across as a 'Know It All'  with his stern look of censure.
Don't want it, don't need it, won't take it - the advice he wants to give me.

People often offer unsolicited advice.  They can keep it.  I have worked many years with people always wanting someone else to make their decisions for them, mostly I think because they don't have to be responsible for themselves and also to have a 'scapegoat' when things go awry. 


"Two things define you.  Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything."  -Unknown




The LINESTRIDER'S Journey - Siolo Thompson

Thursday, July 13, 2017

One more

The struggle is real.  I see this 'fox man' with his bandages and wands.  He has come far with his struggles and has accumulated some battle scars and still he stands upright, not defeated.

This without a doubt this is me.  I am leaving shortly for at least the ninth dental appointment to fix something with my teeth.  When I was hurt five years ago my teeth really took a beating.  Some lost, broken, and chipped.  I couldn't have work done on them while head wound and broken neck healed.  I am having a cap re-installed on one of the capped teeth and a cavity filled.  It should be the last of it. With my partial and all the capped teeth, hopefully I am done with that part of healing.
I like the salamanders on the socks, definitely a nod to the Wands energy represented in Rider Waite Smith tarot cards.  The salamanders mouths are not touching their tails so my healing journey is not yet complete.  Forward Ho!

The LINESTRIDER'S Journey