Monday, February 20, 2017

Fire - power

Channeled Enthusiasm

This King brings to bear his ability to control.  It took a lot of passion and zeal to build Stonehenge.  A thought is just a thought without action to bring it into reality.
I often see young children running about with unbounded eagerness and think to myself...ah to have some of that energy.  So maybe today this King brings me some of that channeled enthusiasm and I can use it to my best advantage.


May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
~Irish Blessing


The Sacred Circle Tarot  - Anna Franklin & Paul Mason

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Recovery

The best offense is a good defense.

For the most part I think this is a good frame of mind.  Being proactive in one's life is much better than just passively letting life happen.  It is also a great mindset after a happenstance; how we recover from a situation is also all about one's mindset.  Not that we should always be on the defensive, which is extremely exhausting; still, preparedness can go a long way.

Saving for a rainy day.
Going to do what? when?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
The One Thing.






The Sacred Circle Tarot - Anna Franklin & Paul Mason













Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stewardship

Please give me my clothes back.

Take care of the things you have or you or going to lose them.  This was a punishment that was inflicted when I was a child.  If you left things laying around, then you were deemed irresponsible and the the toy or privilege was taken away.  I learned really early in life to take care of what I have. 

'Use it up, wear it out. Make it do, or do without.'











The Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Friday, February 17, 2017

Look Up

Tonight's Night Sky

The last couple of evenings I have returned home after sunset.  We are experiencing clear skies and moderate temperatures in the area.  The night sky is stunning.  Venus is exceptionally bright and hanging out to the southwest of her is Mars.  The Earth is beginning her tilt as the season progresses towards Spring and I got a great glimpse of Sirius, the three stars on Orion's belt, the Little Dipper, and with a pair of binoculars a view of the Pleiades.  The Moon is in her waning stage so with the deeper darkness, the night sky is a wonder to behold.  Normally in February it is bone chilling out there and because I cannot tilt my head back anymore I miss the night sky's production.  I have caught some glimpses the last couple of evenings.  Tonight it will be fairly comfortable temperature wise and I plan on making a pallet on the driveway and stretch out and enjoy. 
Forget the ordinary day to day things and get out there and experience the extraordinary.



The Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stepping out

Right of passage.

This morning I am going to look at a couple of apartments with my niece.  She is ready to move out of her parents home and find her own place. This card is kind of appropriate .  Leaving the city behind and finding our way out in the big world.  Hold on tight because it gets bumpy from here on out.

Little bit later.  The couple of places we looked at I don't think will work, she agreed with me on one.  The other looks new and a bit upscale, but the space is not functional.  I advised her to view a few more.  I must remind myself it is her decision; not be too much of a negative nelly or she will quit asking for my input and then I will be left holding my opinions, for all they are worth.






Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Eeeh

Success without satisfaction.

Why a crown with laurel leaves and not a crown of laurel leaves?  Some days are like that.  Everything on the list got a check besides it and still you just don't feel all that successful. 

"Do or do not, there is no try."  - Master Yoda













Rider Waite-Smith Tarot













Tuesday, February 14, 2017

To moderate

Temperance-economy, moderation, frugality, management, accommodation. Reversed: things connected to churches, religions, sects, the priesthood, also unfortunate combinations, disunion, competing interests. (lwb)

I read somewhere along the line that Arthur Edward Waite directed everything and every part of the design of each of the Major Cards as Pamela Colman Smith drew and painted them and then he instructed her to envision and draw the Minors according to her interpretations.  And in those interpretations of the Major card, every nuance, line, and color had some meaning.   Where would one begin, say with this card when there are so many lines and bits of this and that to look at.  Can there really be any meaning to all the lines in Temperance's robe beside the the written name of God beneath the collar.  Why only two irises when irises almost always grow out of control?  The path to Sun up the hillside is fairly prominent as is the path in the Moon card towards the Moon shouldn't there be some creature emerging from the water here as well? 
I guess my message today is moderation with my thoughts and everything may not be as it appears.



Rider Waite Smith Tarot
Arthur Edward Waite/Pamela Colman Smith