Thursday, June 30, 2016

La la la la la

I drew the Three of Cups again today, and I went to the eartheart wisdom cards for clarification and deeper meaning.  When I drew the Sing card and then the quote began with Three Are One In Song, I knew it was more than a coincidence with three's appearing in both cards. 'coincidence - I think not'  is a much quoted euphemism.

Singing also opens the throat charkra, helping me voice my hopes, wishes, wants, and desires.  So today I sing and sing from my heart.


The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr
eartheart wisdom - Artwork & words by Sue Lion




Wednesday, June 29, 2016

lets have a cuppa

Yesterday's draw of Transformation left me a little stumped but had some help with the interpretation, thank you Beverly.  Now today is the progression of that transformation,  Maiden, Mother, Crone.  Nothing stays the same.  Life moves on.  I can change with the times and try to celebrate it. 

So I am going to tip my cup and say "here's to it."



"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. "  - Jimmy Dean



The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hiding under the blankets

Today's draw of Transformation, leaves me drawing a blank.  I have been thinking on it for a while now and nothing.  The author notates that the traditional card is Death and Keywords for this card are - endings and beginnings and change.  Well yeah.  Forget all the esoteric mystical platitudes; one door closing another opens, all endings are beginnings.  Lets cut to the chase, out with it already.
So I asked for better understanding and clarification on what Transformation would I be looking for or experiencing today.  I placed the card back in the deck and shuffled, shuffled, shuffled and went in looking for Transformation and the flanking cards.  This usually helps with my interpretation.

Two more Majors flanking Transformation.  Both '5' cards, which 5's usually are a bit disruptive and Major 5's are even more so.  Still not sure about all it.  Maybe I should hunker down today and shelter in place. 

The GODDESS Tarot written and illustrated by Kris Waldherr

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hose me down

The Keywords for this Ace from the booklet are ~ inspiration, growth, action.  It almost appears to be a desert landscape with just too much sun.  Even in the harshest environments there is Life.  This little patch of green grass with bits of flowers makes me think of a recent rainfall and the rain encouraged new life to blossom.

In the area we have had 90+ degree weather for several weeks.  Too much of a good thing makes it not so good.  That fiery Sun has baked off most of the landscape, and yet hope remains.  No matter what the circumstances or environment, there is always returning hope.  This makes me think of childhood.  On the really hot days we - my sisters and brothers got out the hose and put on the sprayer and took turns running through the water, to cool off and to have a bit of fun.  I am sure the grass greened up where we played with all that water running. 

THE GODDESS TAROT - Kris Waldherr

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Bushwa


Today's Draw of the Ten of Swords started to make my hands tremor.  I have a really negative reaction to the ten of swords, mostly based on the RWS version.  This depiction of the ten is not so harsh, yet still 10 swords let loose upon me is not a good feeling.  The companion booklet of the Goddess Tarot gives the "Keywords: understanding, endings, wisdom... Those who understand how to wield the swords will be able to transform difficulties into wisdom that heals the self and others."

That interpretation can help.  Instead of fear, angst, and worry that the swords are going to wound me and are bringers of pain.  I can view these swords with wisdom; change my mindset and see that they are not there to hurt me and hack away at me. These ten swords can point to the truth, defend, and stand guard-to protect me.
I have a bit of challenging situation I am in the midst of and this card hints at that and the my solution.  The seven backdrop swords are the sneaky-tricky ways of the two parties I am dealing with and I am the fore front sword. I just need to be assertive and courageously deal with this problem. 

The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr

Saturday, June 25, 2016

again, this or that

From the Stillness of the Lake yesterday to Volatility of the Volcano today.  This or That?  Seems that cards have me swinging from one extreme to the other.  Yesterday I looked forward to a lite day on the job and thought that the Lake card hinted at the same. Wrong.  What should have been a easy peazy day was fraught with problems.  Things went from not so good to really lousy in short order.

So, not to sure about this draw today.  Since yesterday had problems can this day be even more challenging?  I hope not.  I also know that how I react to either this possible tower moment or the tranquility at the Lake's edge is really up to me.
This is the stuff that high blood pressure and strokes are all about.  This volatile swing of the pendulum.  Give me Rainbows and Unicorns.



EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards - Steve D. Farmer

Friday, June 24, 2016

this or that

I have been investing my time in a new meditation, but at the core of all the different types of the meditation practices is Stillness.  Slowing my mind down and releasing my thoughts and to just be.  Sounds easy; not so much.  There are times that it just can't be done, that chatter is so insistent that I give it just a few minutes and move on with my day.

This scene of a lake kind of reminds me of the state I am working to achieve in meditation, peace, calm, stillness. Yet I know even beneath those placid waters is all kinds of things going on-currents and eddies, fishes swimming about, the shifting mud at the bottom of the lake.   And let just one big rock be tossed in...
Makes me wish for the simplicity of Childhood in yesterday's card.  Just go out play, don't worry be happy, Mom and Dad have it covered so let's just have fun.  Simple.
Those kids of Childhood were out in the sunshine playing and this place the sun is very muted and it is almost too shrouded and hushed. 

EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards - Steven D. Farmer


Thursday, June 23, 2016

My ruby slippers please

Yesterday I drew the 'Ancestors' card and posed the question to myself, do I really need to know where I came from to figure out why I am here?  Again, I was never one that wondered about my parents, parents, parents, parents.  The only thing that really mattered is what they passed down to their kids, who passed it down to their kids, who passed it down to my parents, and then on to me and my sibs.

I think we all choose our parents and have agreements in place with them and the siblings prior to reincarnating.  We have lessons to learn and situations and prior arrangements with each other to help our Spirit on the journey.  So maybe all I need to do is go back to my Childhood and work on me from there.
Other than that maybe just back to own backyard and play more.
Right now I am too tired to worry about it. I just want to go back to bed and get some of the sleep that eluded me last night.


EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards -Steven D. Farmer

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Front and Center

Who are we? Where do we come from?  What is our purpose?  Existential questions we all ask ourselves from time to time in our journey through this life.  Do we need to know where we came from to know where we are going?  Lots of people looking into their ancestry lineage to see if it will help them in their search for meaning. 

The four hands make me thing of four corners of a foundation, that which we build on and the snake and the swirling beads bring to mind DNA and life on the cellular level.  Do we really need to go that far back to figure it out or just turn around and view our parents or maybe just turn around and look at ourselves yesterday or the day before?  And more than that if we are Spirit having a human experience - really all we need to do is to look inward and that is where the real discovery is.
Lots of questions I have asked myself today.  I never wondered that much about my parents, parents, parents, parents.  I have enough to work with when I look in the mirror every morning.

EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards - Steven D. Farmer

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fairies

How appropriate that I drew a card on or about Fairies.  Yesterday evening I had a meeting at the local library. It was a get together of the tutors for the Adult Literacy Program.  To open the meetup and to get to know each other better the director had us each write three things about ourselves that others may not know.  One of my three is that I talk and see fairies.  Everyone had a question about that.

When did most of us forget about the everyday magic in Life?  I have walked a bit of a different path, most don't know because I can blend in so seamlessly.  Sure I can be a bit brassy, but that is just for show.   I love fairies.  Have seen them here and there throughout the years and other bits of Earth Magics.  Mostly I kept it all to myself.  Not anymore.  Quite a lot of the times I ignored that which was a part of me and what you don't use you lose.  I have opened that part of me back up and there is no going back.  As Bilbo Baggins said in a HOBBITS TALE, "I am quite ready for another adventure."
 

EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards - Steven D Farmer

Monday, June 20, 2016

Patterns

I decided to stay with the Full Moon  and Summer Solstice theme today, mostly because both events really occur today.  The Full Moon early this morning and the Summer Solstice at 6:34 this evening.  I always feel like the Summer Solstice is a three day event.  The day of and the days on either side.  And who can't say that most people feel the pull of the Full Moon the day or so before.  I looked at a couple of other sites and contrary to earthsky.org conclusion of the last time of this pairing in 1967 it really was in 1948.  So I looked up 1948 for what was the big, if any event that may have occurred that year (Life has patterns) ---- it was a Presidential Election year.
I am thankful that the Wheel turns and I can enjoy and appreciate the changes of the weeks, months, seasons, and years.  Blessed Be.

EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards - Steven D Farmer

Sunday, June 19, 2016

All is Well

Watch for a full-looking moon on the eve of the June solstice (June 19, 2016) and a full moon on the solstice itself (June 20). From what we’ve been able to gather,  this is the first full moon to fall on the June solstice since the year 1967, which some recall as the year of the Summer of Love, a social phenomenon centered on San Francisco, London and other places around the globe.
---Picture and above article from website of earthsky.org
 
I am  particularly fascinated that tomorrow around 5am or so is the monthly full moon and then later approx 12 hours is the exact exalting of the Sun for the Solstice.  6-20-2016 and 6 and 20 repeat in the 2016.  I haven't read on any particular site of being prepared for some major event.
The 2 major luminaries in the sky at their peak, speaks to me of something.   The Full moon tonight will appear huge at moon rise.  I may even go out and dance with the fairies tonight.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Misery loves company

Best watch out for an emotional overload today.  Fragmented thinking can lead to frustration that can lead to an overload of indulgence in misery.  Blah, these cards feel like Carolyn may end up in big pity party if I don't watch my thinking today.  Forewarned is forearmed.  I have some work to do today and then I think I will watch a couple of funny movies to keep my energy in a happy place.
What you think about you bring about.  So happy thoughts today.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Relativity

Again today I decided to stay with the suggestion of the author and do a two card drawing.  At first I thought what an odd pairing; then what a natural pairing, Light and Dark.  Then it felt like the cards were a higher octave of the Queen vs King drawing of yesterday.  I quote from Janina Renee quoting another author..."Reclaiming the natural child is a way of retrieving the "golden ball" that Robert Bly speaks about in Iron John and The Frog Prince.  (the Sun) "The golden ball reminds us of that unity of personality we had as children-a kind of radiance, or wholeness, before we split into male and female, rich and poor, bad and good.  The ball is golden, as the sun is, and round.  Like the sun it gives off a radiant energy from the inside."  In the process of growing up, you can lose that golden ball,and must seek it pursuing the things-including the activities, people, place, ideas-that truly give you joy."

Cards and Artwork - The LINESTRIDER'S JOURNEY - Siolo Thompson

Thursday, June 16, 2016

At Odds

Usually when I draw the Queen of Pentacles I think of me.  The Queen of Pents is the gal that I have chosen as my designator, so when she appears I take notice.  The King of Swords is traveling with her today and I really don't like the looks of him.   This Queen looks to be filled with despair, overly emotional, and clingy.   Evidently "he" the King has said something to her that made her whiny. He is austere, aloof, and harsh.  I put the vs in between the two cards because it felt like there is a contest of emotions.  Feeling vs Thought.  Heartful vs Thoughtful.  Overfeeling vs Overthinking,    Today if I encounter a situation that puts me in this dilemma of This vs That, I think I will need to step back and find the middle ground before responding. Or maybe I should say exactly how I feel. Or maybe keep my mouth shut so I don't overthink how I felt about whatever it was/is.  Whew what a mess.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mystification

I am trying to decide if I just want to remove my television from my home.  With the recent tragic events being reported on by the Media King, I am just not sure I can subject myself with the daily events, especially the way it is reported.  I watched who I though was an objective national news correspondent last evening turn a phrase into fearful conjecture.  Fear is the hammer that they use to keep us in place.
I do not watch horror movies and films of violence because I don't need to punish myself with that crap. I have been limiting my viewing time because quite frankly most of it was not worth watching.  Social media is rampant with fear, anger, and hate when these things happen.  How can one really unplug?  I really enjoy a lot of shows on PBS so for the time being I will keep my television and closely monitor my viewing choices.  As for local and national news I will not let that fear monger medium into my home.

The LINESTRIDER'S Journey cards - Siolo Thompson

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Burb, excuse me

The always delightful Nine of Cups has presented itself to me.  As I was shuffling and pondering the day ahead out jumps the 'wish card',  as it is designated in a lot of tarot literature. If I get a jumper card I have a tenancy to give the card some serious consideration. 
Yesterday I was having lunch with my niece at the local Panera Bread and we decided to dine alfresco.  There were a couple of sparrows hopping about prepared to grab a quick tossed tidbit. Now normally this is not something I engage in because it usually encourages other birds to gather in and then you can have a mess.  This one little sparrow hopped by and I can only say that it spoke to me.  It really did beseech me to share part of my sandwich.  I spoke back and we had a bit of conversation, I tossed it a bite, she grabbed it, and went on her  merry way.  Yesterday I drew a card with a bird in its bower and I thought here is my bird, my card of the day.  So what is this Nine of Cups with the tell tale signs of feathers telling about my bower bird of yesterday?  Guess I will wait and see how my day unfolds.  Maybe adding a little 'wishful' thinking to my day, though I may end up with a bit of indigestion.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Sunrise

This lovely bower bird has invested his time and energy and waits with anticipation with the future in mind.  I drew the card of Strength to deepen the Seven of Pentacles.  So with courage and conviction I do what I do and know that All is Well.  Things always seem to work out for the best given time and patience. 

I like how both cards in unison have looked off to what feels like the East to me.  Anticipation of a new day, new choices, new opportunities.  Maybe they all heard the same whisper in the wind.

The LINESTRIDER'S Journey - deck and artwork Siolo Thompson

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Gals

I decided to stay with the Linestrider's Journey deck this week.  I like the feel of this mystical magical deck and its correspondences with Astrology and Numerology.   Quite a lot of readers and deck designers I notice recommend drawing two cards as does this author.  Today I drew the Page of Wands and decided to see who was traveling with Her and next card up is the Queen of Wands.

Lots of energy swirling about these two gals.  The Page seems to glance over to the Queen and the Queen looks directly out at me.  They both hold their scepters so they know who they are about, and yet they both travel with a familiar, the Page with her dragon and the Queen with her black cat.  Besides the energy swirling around them they both hint at the magical part of their lives. 
Definitely some kind of movement and mystery to look forward to this day.

The LINESTRIDER'S JOURNEY - Siolo Thompson

Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Reading

When I first saw this Eight of Cups after shuffling and drawing it felt like the completion of what I started with at the first of week with the Fool card draw.
So with the Fool I started something, then with the 9 of cups I was pretty satisfied with myself to begin a new venture, then maybe a few doubts so I got up and defended my new point of view with the 7 of wands. In swings the King of  Pents with his critical gaze and asked me "are you sure?" I had a long look in the mirror and had a bit of argument with myself in the 5 of wands and Justice then said "everything is as it should be"  there is balance in your thoughtful decision.  So off I go.  My back pack is a bit heavier than it started with the Fool, but hey, 'I am on the move'





All in all if I went for a reading with someone, it would have  been more expensive than this new deck so, I am grateful I picked it up and and it helped clarify something in my mind.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Guidance



With the wisps of purple this Justice talks to me about inner balance.  My core beliefs and my intuition is how I view the world.  I don't need the sword to hack away to get to the truth because it already exists in me.   When those times comes and I am unsure of what decision I should make I can just put the choices on my scales.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands One Nation under God indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Mirror has two faces



I know when I have a problem or issue that sometimes I just need to take a look in the mirror and I can see where the problem started, with me, not always, but yes, it can be me that is the issue.  Or at the very least how I reacted to something.  Today if I have a issue, I need to first check in with myself. 
If I start barking at myself in the mirror, I will just watch the video below.


The LINESTRIDER'S Journey -Siolo Thompson














Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hoot hoot

"A wise old Owl sat on a oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard
Why aren't we like that wise old bird?"

This King of Pentacles comes across as harsh and discerning, maybe frustrated that he has to keep telling me the same advice.  He has learned some or a lot of the hard lessons in life and has just tried to keep me from having to endure those same mistakes. I keep hearing my father say, "I might as well talk to the wall, at least it listens."  Sure, maybe Life would be a bit easier if we took everyones input and guidance, but then it wouldn't be as much fun.
We all need to make mistakes to become the wise old owl.

The LINESTRIDER'S Journey - Siolo Thompson

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Here take my place

Anytime I see a billy goat in whatever format I automatically think of me.  My birthday is in January under the sign of Capricorn with the goat as a designator.  Goats often like to take the higher place. Who has not watched goats as they butt those about to be at the top?  If it is all in fun not a big deal, if it gets serious...It takes a lot of time and energy to try to stay on top, and eventually it takes it toll and there are others waiting to be the queen/king of the hill.

I am at the point in my life that I am ready to let go of some things.  I don't always need to be right.  I was always the go to gal and I no longer want or need to be; let someone else.  As time goes on family, friends, and coworkers thin out more and more, so organization skills are not as commanding.  Not that I want to be put out to pasture.  Let someone else take the place on pride rock. If someone challenges me on anything today, I think I will just step aside and let them have their way.  I am sure there is something of new interest - just over there...

The LINESTRIDER'S Journey - Siolo Thompson

Monday, June 6, 2016

Where is the bird?

There is about Nine different ways I can look at this card.  Success, smug satisfaction,  prosperity, fulfillment, good luck, rewards, bonuses, happiness, desired outcome; all typical Nine of Cups themes.  Yet after achieving what we want or think we want, what's next?  Always looking for the next achievement or accomplishment.  I wonder after the cat ate the canary did he think what's next, or now what?  He had been planning his ways on getting the tasty little bird, so what will he do with all his time now? NO, I think the cat just went to the nearest windowsill, found a patch of sunshine and enjoyed the moment. That is living in the moment.  The right here right now.  That's all there really is.  Enjoy.

THE LINESTRIDER'S Journey - Siolo Thompson

The backside of this tarot deck.  The author says that way you don't know if a card is reversed or not, as you shuffle.  Kind of looks like a card from a inkblot test, not that I have ever taken one, just what I have seen on television.  Also it looks like it could be conjoined tadpoles.  The author states Linestriders are those thoughts, ideas, and people that straddle lines, or "dances on the edge of magic and logic"


Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Fool

Today is a new deck. Cellophane removed and box opened.  Actually I bought them on a whim the other day when I went to the mall to have my cellphone repaired.  Books-a-Million is not a good place for me and my wallet.  There in the 'New Age' section, were all the typical things and this box of LINESTRIDER'S JOURNEY Tarot.  It is a new publication, and I walked away from it and then of course back to it.  There was only one box on shelf, so of course I had to have it and of course it makes perfect sense; now I have an even twenty decks, an eclectic mix of tarot and oracle cards.  So the Fool Card is a perfect place to start.

This Fool is presented with an unfinished face.  The possibility of who I may be come when I begin something new is how it feels to me.  Also makes me think of some of those dreams in which I travel through space and time of...wherever it is I travel in those in-between times.  The bird above more of a flight of fancy, or freedom of thought and then follow that to find where it may take me.  
What was that old saying 'a work in progress' that's me; well that is for most of us. I like the energy of the Fool card, so I look forward to the Journey.

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible' " ~ Audrey Hepburn

The LINESTRIDER'S JOURNEY - Siolo Thompson

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Thank God

Thank God. Almost every morning when I wake up and throw my feet over the side of the bed I raise my arms up and say "thank you"  I started the almost daily practice (yes sometimes I forget) when I came home from my tornado recovery. First I was grateful that I got to come home after almost 6months, that I could walk, get out bed by myself, and begin to return to my life. Gratitude to God, Universe, Source, Divine, I AM. 
I have learned that Gratefulness is really part of the big secret.  Really be appreciative of what I have and live in the moment.  Not always wishing for more. Being in the right here right now, and being thankful for the right here right now.  THANK YOU!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Step Away from the Crowd

Shame.  I woke up of thinking of the word shame this morning.  So this card is an appropriate draw.  Dare to be a bit different and you can be shunned by the crowd.  Shamed and ostracized by family, friends, society.  baa baa baa
Shame - I like to make a word list of words to see if I can see deeper into a word.
She am me he sham same ham hem. Shame a sham. Something that is used to make us conform, to herd me along.  Forget about it-I am going my own way.  Besides if you don't step out of the herd your view never changes unless you are in the front of the pack. And as long as you follow you are going to step in a lot of poop.

The Answer is Simple Oracle Cards -Sonia Choquette

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Invest in Your Spirit

In order to see any return on my objective(s) I must first start with a plan of action.  To get that tree with those gorgeous blooms there are things I must first do.  Clear the ground and prepare the space.  Dig a nice size hole that the root bulb will comfortably fit and adjust to.  Then continue to nurture the sapling and time does the rest.  Metaphorically I have to ask myself where are my roots planted?  What nurtures my mind, body, and spirit? What sustains me?
I am reading YOU ARE THE PLACEBO, by Dr. Joe Dispenza  another take and spin on 'change your thoughts change your life'. He takes us to the quantum level and neuroplasticity, again a new paradigm on meditation and change. Is a rose by any other name still name still smell just as sweet?

The Answer is Simple Oracle Cards -Sonia Choquette

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Rebel

Today may be a day I need to get a little sassy, with who remains to be seen.  Maybe just with myself.  Instead of believing any sign posts, especially the ones that indicate no way forward from here, just get going.  This is one of those days to pull myself up by the bootstraps and get on with it.  Forget the naysayers, even the one in my head and leave my fears at the edge of my yard and move out of the shadows into the future. 
I think the pink bike is another horse, definitely one of a different color.
Too bad this bike doesn't have one of those little bells so I could ring, ring, ring it and let 'em know I am on the loose. Giddy up!

The Answer is Simple Oracle Cards - Sonia Choquette