Saturday, June 24, 2017

Green witch

I am thinking this is Ollivander's niece.   She has selected the wood for the wands and has carved them, bringing out the best feature in the tree branches.  Now she is preparing the magics to reside within the wand.  There are obviously lots of nature fairies surrounding her to assist.

There is beauty living and making a living in the forests.  There is magic in the mists.    Life is simpler.  I might even find a stone circle or a fairy hill hidden amongst the trees
Life and can be as hard or easy as I make it.  Maybe a trip to the local park and sit a spell in the woods is called for today.







The Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura

Friday, June 23, 2017

Question mark

Is it really better to give than receive?  We all can or need assistance from time to time.  Allowing others to do for us gives them the opportunity to be a benefactor.

I am a bit at odds with this scene. I am going to spend some more time with it today and try to figure out what is giving me a 'tic' about the portrayal.


"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'thank you' that would suffice."  -Meister Eckhart







The Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Self education

'We teach most what we need to learn.'

The Hierophant or in this interpretation The High Priest is the holder of the old ways.  Knowledge passed down from one to others.  Is the information from Sages and the Ancients still relative to our lives these days?  Makes me think of another old axiom, 'the more things change, the more they stay the same.' Are the things we truly need to learn and embody the very things we teach? 
Makes me think of another old saying, 'when we talk we are only repeating what we know, but if we listen we just might learn something new.'  Are the the two schools of thought contradictory or complimentary?


The Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Victory lap

Knights come and they go.  This young lad seems to be returning, victorious in where ever  his exploration took him.

I cannot tell if his sword is broken or he carries a dagger.  I believe it  more to be a dagger.  He seems to be very happy with himself and there is not a spot of dirt on his clothing so I believe his victory was more academic.
Success comes in many different forms, we don't necessarily have to get all bloodied up or roll around in the muck to "win" the day.
 Maybe it is a ride out and about to announce the Summer Solstice.






The Green Witch Tarot -Ann Moura






Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Eleven twelve, dig and delve

Life can be as simple or as complicated as we decide to make it.  Today I am going with the prompt that this Page of Cups is recommending. 

Today I think I will paint rocks.  That's the prompt I am getting from today's draw.  Simple.  I could work on the dozen or so things on my to do list, but they will still be waiting for me tomorrow.  I have not been painting my 'Love' rocks to leave around the local areas.  This last couple of evenings I have painted several and I think today I will paint a bunch more and then spend tomorrow - The Summer Solstice placing them here and there.  Recently my dentist posted one on her FB page.  I had left the rock in her rocked flower bed in front of her office last September and she found it a couple of weeks ago and posted. 
Maybe a few rocks placed along the walk-ways down by the river.


The Green Witch Tarot

Monday, June 19, 2017

nine-ten a big fat hen

Today I have drawn the Nine of Wands to quite possibly see what happened just before the ten of wands yesterday.  If I see the cards following a time-line between the Ace and the Ten, then pondering the card before the card of the daily draw or a reading just might help me conclude my interpretation of the Ten of Wands yesterday.

This Magician's apprentice is very protective of the wands in his care.  There are actually ten wands counting the one in the cup, which is still soaking up the magic potion the Magician has made to enchant the wands. It takes courage and strength to watch over these magic wands (and fear that the Magician might turn me into a toad.)
Add to the tense situation are the mole and the fairy.  Helpmates from above and below?  I believe these wands are the ten wands of yesterday that are being carried to the Stone Circle for the Summer Solstice Rites.  Together they are things not yet finished before I celebrate the coming of a new season.  Finish up what has been started so I can continue on the Fool's journey.

The Green Witch Tarot -Ann Moura

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Choices

I have been pondering this draw of the Ten of Wands for a good part of the day.  I get a different feel for the scene every time I look at it.  The Fool on her way to the top of cliff and maybe the squirrel will be her trusted companion instead of a little dog.   Maybe a nod to the burdens we carry and the friends that are there to help us on the way.  Another thought was a path less traveled but obviously the path up the mountain side has been well used.  The booklet gives the possibility of one who is a micro-manager, someone who prefers to do all the work because others are not trusted to get the job done.

 My most recent observation is the preparations to be done before the Summer Solstice.  I am drawn to the Stone Circle that appears to be glowing with power, so too is the time of the Summer Solstice.  Maybe those are magic wands carried to the Circle for rites to be held on the Summer Solstice, this coming Wednesday.  Those ten wands might be the things or tasks I did not get completed in the first half of the year and I am still carrying around.  With all these maybes I have some further contemplation before the true meaning reveals itself to me.  I need to finish my climb and stand in the glow for enlightenment or a revelation.




The Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Color me azure

What an interesting take on color.  Colors of the rainbow and the seven major chakras of our bodies.  Color helps us put a light on our focus or perceptions.

Colors have a powerful impact on every aspect of our lives, speaking directly to us at a subconscious level.  There are times when I look at the cards in any or all of my decks and the image(s)  do not resonate with me; those times I try to immerse myself in the colors or contemplate the number of the card if there is one.  Color is always present, even the absence of color there is color. 
Just now looking at these cards, the color of the five elements in Chinese astrology and Feng Shui are present.  Fire, Earth, Wood, Water, and Metal.  Fascinating.  The card meditation gives us: if there are times we are feeling low or lethargic, for example, to meditate on orange or yellow to uplift and energize us. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Communication

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others." -Tony Robbins


I remember these.  I even made some of these communication devices when I was a child.  I wonder if children these days even know what they are.  Most likely not.  I see small children on cell phones and I wonder with what and how their children will communicate in a few decades.  The estimates are about only one-fifth of American households have land-line phones and most belong to the aging segment of the population.
The times they are a changing. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

E=mc2

That equation is based on Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
These mermaid sisters remind of this theory.  My energy is relative to where and who I am with.

At the beach I feel and act like a totally different woman.  I have more energy, I move around with greater ease, and life is better.  I know a big part of it is being on vacation, when I can just drop the drama of day to day life and relax. 
When I looked at this card it also reminded me of children at play.  Who has not thought 'I wish I could bottle some of the energy those children have, and use it for my own.'  I think some of that youthful energy is the fact that children are not yet bogged down of all the drama of day to day life.  Given that, this meditation card reminds to set sometime aside for play time; to disengage of the drama for a bit and connect with my inner child.
And going to the beach is always a plus.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Turned Away

This card is titled Stillness and like Equanimity the person in the card is turned away from me. Why?  Is this part and parcel of meditation to become separate from others and in that distance find ourselves?

I have noticed on more than several occasions of pictures of people in profile with their backs turned from the camera.  Are they looking for something or making a statement to World through the camera lens?  Someone had to be with them to take such a picture, so they are not totally identified with 'aloneness.'  It is a declaration of their loneliness? invisibility?  disconnect? 

               ISOLATION
Release me Seclusion
Like you've declined to do before
You've confined me to myself
Left me in isolation
Hidden me in plain sight.
      ~Angel Gratix

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Right and then left

There are points in our life that we take turns, to the right, to the left; sometimes there are even times when we are at a Stop sign and and stay put.

The back of this card speaks of Love.  Love that takes many forms and specifically this one speaks of  intimate or sexual love.  Curious as I was thinking of a past love in that soft  moment between awake and sleep.  Many years ago in my very early twenties I met a dynamo of a guy that when I first met him I felt this overwhelming warm flush - Love at First Sight.  Things were not to be for us, he was a good ten years older than me and a very bad boy, even more enticing I might add.  Again, curious that this card with the authors note following a remembrance.
It also called to mind an old song sung by Dionne Warwick, "What's it all about Alfie."  I am going to go listen to it online and probably play the damn song in my head all day.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Equanimity

Equanimity, now there's a word we don't hear so much.  Mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.

'The mind and body each affects the well-being of the other.  Regular meditation is an excellent stabilizing influence. Here are some meditative thoughts to help you to achieve a state of equanimity.
* May I be steady in this period of change.
* May I be present in this period of difficulties.
* May I stay centered in the heat of the moment.
*May I be free from obsession with the past or future.'
 ~ this was from the back of the card.

Today if I encounter a challenging moment or situation, I will remind myself of this mantra as I count to ten.

This is card from a little meditation deck that I found at a yard sale last year.  No author is noted on the cards and there was no box or booklet.  So I thank the unknown author(s).

Saturday, June 10, 2017

In between

Kuan Yin, the Goddess of mercy and love;  traditional card is the Hanged Man.  Looking at things from a different vantage point.  Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

My eyes were drawn to the Moon and the Sun in the upper corners of the card.  That in between place between sleeping and waking.  Neither one thing nor the other. Is my reality in the awaken state or the dream state?  










The GODDESS TAROT - Kris Waldherr

Friday, June 9, 2017

All in

Conflict for the sake of conflict?  Maybe.  Play, could be.  Honing skills, a strong possibility.  All the Sun energy has to be channeled into some outlet of release.

Yesterday I drew the Queen of Wands, and today the Five of Wands, so I believe I am getting a prod to get up and get moving.  Laylah  commented about our wands being left in the back of the draw.  I have a wand that was given me years ago as a gift so I could engage in some much needed play time, and of course it was in the back of a drawer.  So I went and found it. See the gal in the bottom right of the card, that's me, with wand in hand ready to join the fray play.  Thanks for the nudge Laylah.  I think this is just what I need on my desk or altar to get me going again.




The GODDESS TAROT -Kris Waldherr



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Personification

Liberation from our own worst fears. I wonder if the Queen of Wands ever really experienced fear or self doubt.

 "You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being-
   not because anybody says so, not because you are successful,
   not because you make a lot of money - but because you
   decide to believe it and for no other reason." ~ Wayne Dyer

This queen has a secretive little smile, I wonder what she is up to?



The GODDESS TAROT - Kris Waldherr




Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Changing places

I don't hold with Strength as the eleventh Major in the deck and in this windy scene I would think you really couldn't hold on to much.  I think you need to find balance after getting off The Wheel.

Maybe it is a good thing to mix things up every so often, otherwise we can become complacent in our day to day lives. Maybe also after spinning the wheel of chance we need strength to carry us forward from the direction the wheel landed us on.
So for today I will see about doing something a little different in my day to day events. 








The GODDESS TAROT- Kris Waldherr

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hanky-Panky

Why are there things we do to our own detriment? We can create problems for ourselves because we are bored, dissatisfied, or just up to no good.

I was always been a bit perplexed with the individuals on the Seven of Swords as to why their arms are not covered in blood.  I mean come on, carrying swords by the blades is bound to be problematic.  I could see sneaking off with two of them by the hilt and leaving the other five in ground.  It's our nature I guess to want more.  More, more, more, me, me, me, now, now, now.

Reminds me of the fable about the turtle and the scorpion.  The scorpion hitches a ride and then stings the turtle midstream and they are both going to drown. ' Why' cries the turtle?  'It's my nature' says the scorpion.
No sneaking around or over indulgent tendencies for me today.


The GODDESS TAROT - Kris Waldherr

Monday, June 5, 2017

Razzle Dazzle

Knowing and not doing something is worse than not knowing at all.  I'm not sure that is a direct quote from someone, but we hear the principle in business all the time.  Training and not implementing the new information is wasted time and potential. 

I have never quite agreed with the images of the Two and Three of Wands.  Fire is energy, movement, creativity.  After the immense burst of energy in the Ace we are just going to stand around and wait for something to happen; I think not.  Most Wands numbered cards are in movement, except the two and three. The character in the nine gives us the result of too much or the wrong kind of movement.  This gal should be running, dancing, pole-vaulting with her wands; at the very least her hair should be standing on end with the infusing of the Ace's energy. 
I will take my own advice and go forth and do something with my day.  Get out and about.  I have a new client to meet in a few hours and I am going to make the most of our meeting.

The GODDESS TAROT - Kris Waldherr

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sonnet Sunday

"Time is very slow for those who wait
  Very fast for those who succeed
  Very long for those who lament
  Very short for those who celebrate
   But for those who love, time is eternal."
   ~ William Shakespeare








The GODDESS TAROT - Kris Waldherr
 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Viewpoint

Traditional card would be The Emperor: leadership, wisdom, and power.  This card conveys more of mastery of movement, more in line with the Chariot.  Still I guess she would need strength and power to control those big cats.

I like this interpretation of the 'Emperor' who usually sits on his throne, stodgy and immobile; my way or the highway type of guy.  Here we have leadership that is fluid and graceful.  A much better way to conduct business.
Tonight I think I will spend a bit of time out doors and do some stargazing.  Maybe, just maybe I will catch a glimpse of Freyja as she streaks across the sky.








The GODDESS TAROT - Kris Waldherr

Friday, June 2, 2017

Any which way

Except for the six cups this card does not follow the traditional interpretations I have found in most decks, especially all that follow the RWS depiction.  Kris Waldherr gives us: memories, nostalgia, children which I don't find in the card at all.  I see six cups filled with wisteria and the emblem of Venus on several of the cups.  Harmony above and below would be a better description which is a general interpretation of the number six in numerology.

In all the sixes at least in the Rider Waite-Smith deck we see responsibility or service to others.  I have noticed that there are three people in each of the RWS sixes; which is a curiosity.  So then in this card the designer harkens to two sets of three, accident or design? 
Maybe I am overthinking all the imagery and just need to fill my house with cups or vases of flowers and enjoy their sweet fragrance.  That would serve me.

"A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet." ~ William Shakespeare




The GODDESS TAROT - Kris Waldherr

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Moon Goddess

From the booklet ~  Traditional card: The Hermit, keywords - meditation, withdrawal, introspection.

I have had this deck for a number of years and never questioned or asked who Chang O is or was.  So I spent the last half hour or so reading a few excepts.   The best I can tell you is Chang O's withdrawal was not intentional. And that is the way of the Hermit sometimes.  Whether by design or not some times we find ourselves alone and what we do with that time is up to us.  Find spiritual fulfillment, self-awareness, loneliness, or just pick fuzz out of our belly button (Sharyn) is up to us.
I also wondered about that rabbit and in my research I found that Chang O is often represented with a hare, and the Hare of the Moon can still be traced on the surface of the Full Moon.  Something else newly learned, Idk that a rabbit impression was on the Full Moon?  Come on June 9th so I can get a glimpse.

The GODDESS TAROT - Kris Waldherr

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Paper and Pen please

Most of the interpretations of this card give us - illusions, daydreams, fantasies, and unproductive time on wishful thinking.  The Daydream card.  Most do not give us a real meaning or description of the front and center cup with the draped and hidden figure?

What are our wishes made of?  Of the unknown, treasures, home, wealth, knowledge, wisdom, of a significant other?  I have also seen this card as to what we do in our daily lives; seven days a week kind of thing.  What is it with that hidden figure and the red fringe that clearly calls attention to that cup, and why has it not drawn my attention before?  Maybe I am unsure what I really wish for?  Maybe the time has come to write it down and really decide what I want to do with my days to come.  Pull my head out of the clouds and make a clear and decisive choice.  Sounds good to me.





Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

On one hand

Most of the interpretations of the Two of Pentacles are similar.  Balance.   That is all very well, still it takes some discipline to juggle two or more things at once.  Focused intention is called for. 

"Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself.  It is not far. It is within reach.  Perhaps you have been on it since your were born, and did not know.  Perhaps it is everywhere-on water and land."  -Walt Whitman











Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Monday, May 29, 2017

Perceived

I find it interesting that I drew the Ace of Swords after drawing the seemingly reversed card of Justice yesterday.  From Rachel Pollack's ~ Spiritual Wisdom
"Does the Sword point up or down? This is a key question. If down, it shows the mental energy entering into physical concerns and daily life. If it points up, the Sword shows the mind's ability to go beyond the distractions of the physical and reach principles of truth."

We hold these truths to be self-evident
that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - Declaration of Independence.

Some times we have such a tight grip on what we hold true that we don't give a thought to others truths.






Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Reversed

Out of balance.

This is me today, out of balance.  I spent most of the night awake.  Not rested there is no way I can keep an even keel today.  Actually when I shuffled and cut the cards the deck evidently was inverted so Justice Reversed made an appearance.   This gal is pretty stiff otherwise her garments would be hanging loosely over her head.  No matter that she is topsy-turvy she still holds her balance and sword at the ready.
The books give me that with Justice reversed I may encounter an unfair situation today, to be warned and be careful or maybe my unwillingness to look at myself or the way I handled myself in some unfair situation.  Since it is Sunday and I don't really have anything on my schedule and it's a holiday weekend and I didn't get much sleep maybe it's best I just stay home.



Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lighten the load

"In both the practical and emotional situation the person has taken the burdens on her or himself. He or she has made the situation and needs to realize that other approaches are still possible." -Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom ~ Rachel Pollack

I have carried such burdens most of my adulting life, adulting being the clue. I picked up each of those sticks myself, no one handed them to me.  So in turn it is now time to lay down those all those things that I had to do or thought I had to do. 










Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Friday, May 26, 2017

Intermediary

Do we really need a go between, between God and us?  Maybe we still seek out the 'holy' women and men because we believe they know all the secrets that the rest of us unfortunate souls do not have access to?

Today The Hierophant reminds me of Queen Elizabeth 1.  She who was both Queen and The Leader of the Anglican Church during the time of her reign.  This Hierophant has really soft facial features and has not grown a beard as was often done by religious leaders.  She certainly did not follow tradition and found her own way.  Maybe that will be my take away today.









The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Polarity

Yesterday's post was titled Polaris, a nod to the 'North Star' today's Polarity is a nod to this ying/yang symbol I found on a post/email yesterday.

And since we have a New Moon tomorrow I thought I would share this lovely depiction of Ying/Yang.
Everything has it's time in ascendance and declination

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Polaris

Most Tarotist interpret The Star card as hope and healing after the emotional storm of The Tower.  I always want to make a wish when The Star reveals herself.  The 'Wish' card.

" A certain darkness is needed to see the stars." - not sure
I remember reports coming in after the huge earthquake in 1989 that devastated  the San Fransisco and Oakland area in California and one of them struck me as funny and then sad.  People were concerned and scared that the sudden appearance of Stars in the sky must have been the reason for such a huge earthquake, that some astronomical event had occurred... so many had never seen the stars because of so much light pollution from the huge cities.
I grew up in a more rural area and the stars were glorious and the happenstance to see a 'shooting star' was a very auspicious sign.
So I am going to 'make my wish' and enjoy my day.

The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hurry up and wait

Let's get a move on!

Rachel Pollack tells us the Knights translate the quality of each suit into movement. If so, this knight seems hesitant about what he feels.  His emotions have him stuck, unable or unwilling to move forward.  Even his horse looks back at him as he stands there prancing in place.  Knights ride out and return.
The Knights in the Wands and Swords appear to be riding out and the Knights of Cups and Pentacles seem to be returning.

Today if something should arise that makes me hesitant I best take a moment to search my feelings before moving forward




Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wariness

The beginning of distrust.

Again I looked at several interpretations.  Most tarot enthusiasts look at most of the Court Cards as 'people' cards, especially in spreads.  Several authors notate this page in a stance of wariness or caution.  Looking back over her/his shoulder - sword at the ready.

I noticed that the Page as well as The Hermit from yesterday's draw are both looking back, why.  Reminiscing  over days gone by? Musing some hurt or wrongful action?  Longing for yesteryear?  I asked this Page and returned her to the deck and reshuffled and went looking for her and the card just before her - the Page of Cups.  Maybe then the backward glance is for my youth or more playful days?  Anyway, I never have figured out those ten swirling birds- maybe those are the days before being a teenager, as pages are sometimes referred to as young adults..  Also I noticed that there are trees in the background of each of RWS Court Sword Cards.  I finally found that they are supposedly Cypress Trees, so I went looking for the esoteric meaning of Cypress trees; long growing trees planted as a mourning tribute at graves.

RWS - Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Retreat

Today The Hermit seems all wrong to me.  Example and Guide.  Darkness and Mystery.

As I am trying to reconnect with the cards and the story they tell I referred to several Tarot books I have in my collection. Blah blah blah.
I don't think he is holding his light to show the way.  I think he has caged his 'light'  defeated or exhausted with the tussle in Strength and he has retreated to recoup.  He seems to be backtracking to figure out where it went awry.  He could have beat the beast with his magic wand or at released some of its magic to calm his or it's fears.
In some meditations or regressions I am told that we can go back into a memory and change its outcome to come to peace or grips or understanding of such a moment of crisis or despair.   Working on that.
Tomorrow The Hermit may appears as a wise teacher or Merlin back to play his tricks, today he looks like he needs to take a respite from it all.


Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Friday, May 19, 2017

The call

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thy own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."  ~ John Donne









The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lessons

We teach best what we most need to learn.

Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?

Think about these once in awhile and watch your answers change.

In the RWS Six of Cups the gal has always seemed like a woman, a dwarf perhaps-there is a hint of bosom beneath her shawl.  Or maybe a mature woman whose time has come to step aside and  pass her skills and knowledge on.
"I will diminish, and go into the West."  - Galadriel,
 The Lord of the Rings



The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Iconic

I wonder how people can really see this as a definitive expression of The Devil.

I have mentioned before and will again.  Devil spelled backwards is Lived, such a wonderful anagram.

An excerpt from Rachel Pollacks SEVENTY EIGHT DEGREES OF WISDOM pertaining to The Devil - "The Devil's power rests in the illusion that nothing else exists.  In a great many situations, from political oppression to the personal misery of a bad family life, people only become consciously unhappy when they realize that life holds other alternatives."
So, the loose chains we bind ourselves with are our own making. 
A life not 'lived' is a 'devil' of a thing.




The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Flip Side

Rest and Repose

Another card of four drawn today.  Yesterday's get out of the house to today's stay in and rest.  Withdrawal can lead to healing.   In Janina Renee's book TAROT - Your Everyday Guide, poses that I reflect on the timeline of the cards and the healing may be a response to the Three of Swords, as in RWS image. 
Could this be repressive situation that the two figures in the Four of Wands ran away from?  Or am I to reflect on the the intolerable situation that I ran away from? 
The only thing I am really seeing in the comparison of the two cards is lots of yellow.  So I am going to wear something yellow today.
That's all I got.




Rider Waite-Smith Tarot


Monday, May 15, 2017

Exclamation Point

Optimism and the joy of freedom and choice. 

When Life gives you lemons, make some lemonade. 
Gratitude for what I have will make me a happy girl.



Rachel Pollack says these two maybe the same two that fall from the Tower.  They have escaped oppression in the walled city before the explosion or strike of lightening.  If I am stuck, I better get unstuck before a bolt strikes.







Rider Waite-Smith Tarot





Sunday, May 14, 2017

Own worst enemy

Closed off.   If I were by the seaside I would spend my time gazing at the waves, walking along the beach.  This card clearly lets me know that I am not in touch with where I am.  What I am doing.

I have not been connecting with the cards of late.  Too much darkness in my mind.  I have decided to go back to basics, Rider Waite-Smith Tarot.  It is the deck I have spent the most time with.  So I am returning to my tarot classroom.
This card falls right in place.  Last night I did a Celtic Cross Reading for myself to try and help me figure out why I was holding my breath of late waiting for.... dark and disturbing as was the draw.  Death and the Devil showed up as well as the High Priestess.  Swords overwhelmed the cards, the six, eight, nine, and ten - OH MY!  The five of cups was in the place of what I think about.  So many cards with shades of black.  Now here today the two of swords.  I have been sitting with her for awhile and wonder how long before her arms ache and she has to lay down those swords.  So to with me I suppose.  Put down those worries and fears and go play in the water.


Rider Waite-Smith Tarot. 


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Arresting

There is so much beauty and honesty to this face.  The eyes really can be the window to the Soul.  This Shaman needs no words to communicate, they are there written on his face.

I have been listing to the Hay House World Summit; an annual event that hosts prerecorded one hour interviews with most of the authors of Hay House.  I was listening to a interview with Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D on Anthropology and his topic which probably mirrors his book - 'Growing a New Body Using Ancient Healing Secrets.  He describes himself as a shaman.  He became very ill almost to point of death and changed his diet and mindset and healed his body.  A lot of the same stuff many are writing about in the Holistic-New Age-Metaphysical field.  Given all that he had some interesting takes on a few things and I think I will listen to his interview again before Hay House closes the Summit up. 


EARTH MAGIC Oracle Cards - Steven D Farmer

Friday, May 12, 2017

Got nothing

I have not been relating very well to the cards this week or maybe it is the Gaian Tarot deck.  Usually I enjoy working with this deck, not so much this week.  I drew a repeat card and it does not inspire or connect with me on any level.  I will see how the day unfolds and if it matches the theme or essence of the card.   So I grabbed a postcard off my desk.  It does match up with the squabbling eagles of yesterday, so that is something.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Agree to disagree

These eagles seem to be in a bit of a disagreement.  Maybe a territorial dispute?

Today I may come up against a dispute of some kind.  Maybe.  Maybe it will be just someone that needs to voice their opinion on something and instead of getting in a debate over it, I can just let them have their say.
I used to be very vocal when it came to disagreeing with another.  My side - their side, then I went through a huge upheaval in my life and found it easier to acquiescence.  Sure in the march of time those little disputes are of non importance, still I miss those days of being a bit of challenge.  Maybe I need to get my feathers ruffled a bit. 




Journey through the Gaian Tarot -Joanna Powell Colbert

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Insult to injury

Lists.  Writing it all down so I can...

One of my greatest tools in life was my memory.  My ability to recall little bits of this n that and oh so much more.  Not so much any more.  In fact I have taken to writing down more and more things.  The real injustice to all of this is now I am writing lists of lists; well it is not that bad, but some days it feels like that.  Maybe that is what RWS Three of Swords with its depiction of the pierced heart is - my heartbreak of memory loss.  I laugh it off as  just not holding on to things that are of no importance to me.  
The other day in the Kroger's parking lot I spoke to a man that I know I had met in my business but could not recall his name.  It took me a week to remember that he, his wife, and their adult daughter broke a contract with me.  Lots of time, work, and money.  It took me a couple of years to put them out of my mind and move on.  Then I spoke to him when clearly I never should have.   Now I am mad all over again for forgetting what an ass he is.  The insult to injury is the other day I crossed his path again at recycling center and he waved and said hi.  Yuck. 

Journey through the Gaian Tarot - Joanna Powell Colbert

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Uncomplicated

A lovely and easy relationship.

No ulterior motives here.  Not someone wanting something for nothing.  Simple easy companionship.  I wish it was always so.

"Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.  You must travel it by yourself.   It is not far.  It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.  Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land."
- Walt Whitman


There are some things that must be done on our own, and there are others that are best shared.


Journey through the Gaian Tarot - Joanna Powell Colbert



Monday, May 8, 2017

Go ahead, make a wish

The Star Card, make a wish Carolyn.

What a auspicious draw for the day.  Not only The Star Card, I also have come upon a wishing well.  I read somewhere along the line that water dieties may have lived in wells and could hear the hopes and wishes of those that came to draw water from the well.  I don't supposed they would live there now with all the water pollution and chemical treatments of the water.














Journey through the Gaian Tarot - Joanna Powell Colbert

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mirror Mirror

I am sixty.  When I look in the mirror I look sixty and sometimes when I look in the mirror I experience a slight gasp at the reflection.

Now in my mind's eye I see the forty something Carolyn.  It is always just a wee bit of a surprise when the older version of me looks back.
I was invited to a Derby Party yesterday afternoon.  Not that many people were there, just a small gathering, and I was the youngest.  Gone are those younger days of partying, still I can find others to enjoy my time with.







Journey through the Gaian Tarot - Joanna Powell Colbert