Sunday, December 4, 2016

Affect vs Effect

As above so below.

UPS has it's national hub in Louisville, I live right across the Ohio river in Southern Indiana about 22 miles from the airport.  The UPS jets are non stop this time of year, and on the weekend with limited business flights, OH MY!
Overhead approximately every minute a jet goes over, and there are several other major approaches to the airport.  At night when I am trying to get to sleep the overhead traffic can become like a earworm, relentless with its distracting noise.  I sometimes wonder what all that sky traffic is doing to the air and how much of those chemicals of burnt fuel fall to Earth?  Only time will tell, though I sure it will not be a pretty story.



CELTIC Lenormand
Choe McCracken & Will Worthington


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Shelter in place

What we think about we bring about?  Most interpretations of this card are negative.  I say who needs it?


It must of taken me five attempts to scan and save this card.  I guess I just do not want to have this vision of hardship play in my head or play with my head today.  Who needs omens or hints of a crappy day.  Everything is pretty good in my world at the moment and I just as soon keep it that way. 
I usually see fives as a fulcrum point in the middle of the line of the ten cards of the suit in the Minor Arcana, a sort of tipping point. It reminds of the balance card that I posted below Justice yesterday and will again at the bottom of this post.  If things are out balance I best see what is on the scales.  If things start to tip towards the negative today I will rephrase my thoughts. 

"Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
  - Winnie the Pooh


Journey through the Gaian Tarot - Joanna Powell Colbert




Friday, December 2, 2016

How did this happen?

Decisions made today become part of who I am tomorrow. With that in mind I will remember I am today because of decisions of my yesterdays.

Yesterday I attended a breakfast meeting with other Real Estate agents in the area.  Of the eight of us at the table only two of us actually listened to the presentation, the others spent their time engaged with their phones and as I looked around the room it was similar at other tables.  At one point years ago I too was always tethered to my phone, not so now.  I can turn it off and put it away and give my attention to what is at hand.
It reminded me again to pay attention to what is front and center because that is where the real magic of tomorrow is; what I am doing right now.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Yoda

What is something new I can learn today?

I have never seen the giant Redwoods out West.  Those wonderful sages of nature;  I am sure a wonder to behold.  If I went to the woods - would I find a beloved wise woman perched beneath a tree offering me a lesson on life?  I don't recall really ever drawing the Hierophant or in this deck the Teacher.  I look forward to meeting this individual today or maybe something new in the offing will be presented to me today.
Mostly I am open to learning something new, but I am sorry - the first thing I would have to ask is why would you sit on the grass in white pants?  Maybe it was spur of the moment thing.  Maybe she remembered to carry a sitting pad with her on her walk.  Maybe such a spiritual person doesn't worry about grass stains.  Maybe that is the lesson the Teacher is passing on to me, not to get hung up on the mundane things and live only in the moment under the Tree of Live.

Journey through the Gaian Tarot - Joanna Powell Colbert




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gathering

Yesterday the squirrel in the four of pentacles was gathering nuts and today in the three of pentacles we have a community of gals that have gathered their flowers and herbs.

After my staring contest yesterday I realized the squirrel was hinting at gathering what I might need to sustain me through the coming winter months.  These gals also have gathered gifts from Mother Earth to work with. The darkest days of the year are ahead before the Wheel turns after the Winter Solstice and so I think I am being advised to gather what will sustain me.  The days are getting shorter and I have always been susceptible to seasonal depression with the waning daylight; so forewarned is forearmed.  I will stock up on Vitamin B 12, my Verilux light out for daylight simulation at my desk, brighter bulbs in some of my lamps, a stack of good books, and continue my time with the wonderful blogging community that has become near and dear to my heart.
And most of all continue my attitude of gratitude.  The Earth needs a good long winters rest to be able to give me a delightful return of Spring so I will refrain from complain.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Squirrel


I gazed upon this squirrel and we both became frozen.  Each not willing to blink in case the other made a sudden move.  So for the moment all I got is a staring contest.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Did that, done that

Wherever you go there you are.

I am not a history buff. Not big on keepsakes, memoirs, pictures, or reminiscing on days gone by.  I am more about the here and now and what comes next.  The journey ahead is always more interesting than a finished project. Still, I think from time to time I need to check in with my past.  To gauge where I am at and decide what is next, to pause and reflect.  Interesting that yesterday I drew the Fool - today the Chariot.  She carries very little in her pack and obviously this charioteer is down to basics.  So too with me, paring down that which no longer works for me.  
I remember a portion of a dream last night, a leopard bit my hand.  I looked down at my hand and couldn't believe she had bitten me, just a nip, but still.  Best I got is a leopard can't change her spots and don't bite the hand that feeds you.  On my quest ahead I best remember I am who I am and not to forget what part of me really serves my best interest.

I am thankful for new and interesting opportunities.  The good and the not so good.