Monday, August 29, 2016

Regrets, I have a few

To be or not to be-that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
 
This stanza from HAMLET, the play by William Shakespeare
 came to mind when I drew this card.  Hamlet has married Ophelia the love of his life but should he go on the quest to avenge the murder of his father, leaving his love?
Once committed to a relationship or goal, that should be our main focus, but often times we dwell on those other missed opportunities.

I drew the Ace of Wands yesterday and thought about the energy that is available to get my August check list completed in four days.  I think unlike this individual instead self blame and regret, and not getting it all done in the first place, is to get up and off of my knees and get to work and grab the opportunity to finish what I can.
I still have the promise of tomorrow as long as I am breathing.  


GILDED TAROT by Ciro Marchetti


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Focus

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

This Ace of Wands reminds to get to it.  I have things I want to do and things I am going to accomplish.  I get this initial rush and then the fire - the energy of a well made plan just kind of fizzles out.  This Ace brings me the energy and focus to finish up what I thought I was going to get done in August.  At the first of every month I think, 'okay a new month let me get this done'.  Well I have four days of August to finish up.
I used be a very focused goal orientated type of person, now not so much.  Times change, I changed.  Yet when I don't finish something I get that kick to my self esteem that leaves me feeling - lacking.  Yuck.
So I am going to take this burst of energy from the wand and work on my to do list before September comes-a-knocking.


GILDED TAROT ~ Ciro Marchetti

Saturday, August 27, 2016

DANCE

                       Color of Dance

What would we hear if we allowed our ears and heart to listen to the flowers? What would we see if we probed just a bit deeper into the mysteries of color and fragrance? Ah, we would be part of the dance! Earth's generous palette and glorious variety beckons us to participate. Are you missing some of the treasure waiting for you? Take a look between the blades of grass, under the leaves, over the stones and seek what is on the other side. It means you will have to slow down and learn the steps of the dance. But once you do,a  delightful world awaits. And not just in your garden, but in your heart.
Notice Light maidens dance in the flowers.

 Magic & Myth affirmation cards
Artwork & words by Sue Lion

Friday, August 26, 2016

Seek

                         Seek and Sing

And the earth burst forth with mercurial beauty as the energy of change infuses us with joy. Seek. Sing. Love. Linger. Breathe. Bathe in her sparkling scent

Summer's garden applauds the universe for its creative foresight of using infinite variety. Seek out transformative butterfly energy which magically appears from the fertile earth. Explore those lingering fragrances and shapes of things to come. Don't wait! It is time to play in Earth's garden and see her for who she is today. Don't hesitate! Go play, linger, breathe, and be one with the present moment.
Notice butterflies everywhere - in the flowers, the branches of the tree, and in the sky.

Artwork & Words by Sue Lion

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Inner Beauty

                                  Inner Beauty

                 Amatarasu, Japanese Sun Goddess  

In her anger toward her brother's pranks, Amatarasu took her beauty - her light - into a cave and slammed the door. She was reminded of her inner loveliness by friends and finally came out to let her light shine out to the world. How many times do we shove our own beauty into a box and start believing we are less than what our souls are? Our hearts come into the world exuding beauty. It is time to wake up your inner core and see the power of your beautiful self. The world awaits you clothed in all your astonishing loveliness. Notice the 8-sided mirror that reflected Amatarasu's true light back to her.

eartheart wisdom affirmation cards
Artwork & words by Sue Lion

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Laugh

                    Laughing Child Within

                 Sing with the sweetness of life.
                    Laugh with the child within.

That sweet sound of laughter - what would life be like bereft of it? The fairies would be without their tiny bells; the shores would not hear the whispers of the waves. The chattering wind would be silent and leaves would be still. It is time to let the power of laughter bubble up from that deep place; let it come up from the shadow and dance into light. That loving voice is ready to sing, ready to shout, ready to be happy.


Magic & Myth affirmation cards
Artwork & words by Sue Lion

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Comfort

                                         Friends

What makes a friend? Is it our eyes? Our skin? Our conditionings? Relationships can come from a place of need or safety or common history but friendships are born of contentment and acceptance.  Friends make of this earth a pleasant place to live. They come from different corners, times, families, and events but true friendships see not barriers or boundaries or restrictions in the pleasure of sharing lives together. Friends are there for each other, no matter the weather. Today is the perfect time to connect with a treasured friend.



Magic & Myth affirmation cards
Artwork & words by Sue Lion