Sunday, April 30, 2017

Observer

The booklet describes this card as observation from a distance.  Objectivity, neutral observation.

Can we really have a good view from such a distance?  My father always spouted words of advice, old sage wisdom snippets.  One of them that still stays with me is "Believe none of which you hear and only half of what you see."  Can objectivity be achieved viewing something so far away, seemingly out of reach.  I think not.  
Perspective maybe the order of the day.  Why would a wily trickster like a fox be working on gestating the egg instead of eating it?  It is a curious world we live in.  There are lots of things that aren't what they appear to be, best to keep an open mind while observing what goes on around me.
WISDOM of the ORACLE -Colette Baron-Reid

Since the daily draw pictured an observation of the Moon, I wondered why we don't see more cards with an observation of the Earth?  Maybe we are so concerned with whats going on everywhere else we don't spend enough time thinking about where we are.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Aspirin please

This image is giving me a headache.   All the blood rushing to my head and those antlers.

Maybe this Oak King grew his antlers, for me it made think of the halo I had to wear for four months.  Horrible.  Four screws drilled into my skull to hold my neck immobile as the broken vertebrae healed. I still have the indentations these five years later and oh my how some days they ache and itch.  The weight of carrying that steel around and never more than a few drug induced hours of sleep.
Enough of that.  The only different perspective I want to have today is the back of my eyelids. Thunderstorms, some which were fairly intense, kept me awake most of night.






the Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura



Friday, April 28, 2017

Hmm, what to do?

I really like this Seven of Cups.  In this interpretation the cups are not filled with choices they are left to me fill as I please.  I like that. 

Each day is a new opportunity.  I wonder what I will do with my day.    I like to look at these seven cups as the seven days of the week.  Sometimes I plan my week out and have an agenda and then there are those days and weeks that my cups are not filled with lists of things to do and accomplish.  The three sprites are joining me to see if this may be a day for adventure?  Hmm, wonder what I would like to do?










the Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Sit back down please

The King of Cups has made a repeat appearance.  Evidently he has not left the table and still has something more to say to me.

I do not ignore a card that has presented itself again. If I shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, mix and cut the cards and I draw the same card as the day before evidently there is more to garner.  Wasn't I a bit rude to leave the table without the king's approval and him being so gracious about it.  I thought we were done yesterday and looking at him looking at me I really can't fathom what else needs to be said.  Obviously he is in no hurry to let me know since he is intent on enjoying himself.  I can hope that whatever it is he lets me know and hopefully he takes a drink from his cup and swallows his food before speaking; I definitely don't want to be wearing bits of his lunch.
So here I sit waiting for whatever needs to be said.  The least he could do is let me cut a piece of the cake with cherries so I can enjoy myself at his table too.




the Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Two - Please!

I would enjoy having lunch with this King.  Actually I think a long, relaxing lunch is exactly what is called for with all the wands energy I have been working with of late.  He is a bit different that the iconic King of Cups, no fish here, just lots of indulgent items to lunch on and bumble bees.  The King still holds his cup up, not as a symbol of power or control over his emotions, more like..."come join me."

I have a business lunch today.  Well not quite business, still I am meeting with a past client.  I can't compete with the younger class of sales agents; I am done with the hard hustle and bustle of business.  I am going to take a more relaxed pace. I met a agent that I have known for years for lunch Monday.  She holds her license but really is out of sales.  She was and is a natural - she doesn't know a stranger.  Literally if she decides to talk to someone in short order she will have found some connection, through this, that, or another.  I too was somewhat like her but since trauma I withhold so much of myself.  Fear left a long tether on me and I am always looking for a way to get back home.
I like the bees, busy little bees.  They seem to have the best jobs.  Moving from one sweet spot to another, I am sure they don't think of what they do as a job.  Bees have fallen on tough times but with a little help from Kings of Cups and lots of others they will make a come back.  So I am going to take the King's advice and relax and enjoy and the bees let me know I can do my work over lunch...

the Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura

Spirit Animals Oracle Deck - Sue Lion



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

two plus two

What an enchanting card.  Of course I love the depiction, especially since there was a post last year with lots of froggy fun.  The booklet says these are toads, pretty much the same to me.  Look at them hop around with the magic wands.

The book explains the gal is a weaver and is sending her goods out to market.  Frogs and toads are talisman of good luck and fortune.  If we do what we love then I think the good luck and fortune are just happy by-products of a life well lived.
I wonder if someone kissed these frogs if they would turn into handsome princes who just happened to hop off with the magic wands that changed them or maybe they are the knitting needles of the woman and they are just having a lovely game of chase, or maybe the frogs are encouraging her to get out of the house.




When I was on vacation back in January I stopped by a lovely little shop that had a magic toad.  I have him on my desk with a couple of gold plated $1.00 coins.   Auspicious for career, maybe?   He is fun to look at.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Zap!

The Ace of Wands.  What a auspicious card to draw at the start of the week.

All that wonderful energy.  I need it.  I am fascinated by the little wren that is about to perch on the wands end.  Such a little bird to be able to sing such a loud and lovely song.  Just reminded me of the quote to do with -' even the smallest among you can make a change', or something like that.   I have been in a holding pattern in my life and it is a bit of a bore; hopefully all this wand energy of late suggests that a bit of vitality and something new is about shine through in my life. 
And I can 'cherry pick' what I want to do with that energy.  Ha!










the Green Witch - Ann Moura

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tried and True

This seems to be a somewhat sedate Knight.  Same familiar path to the village.  I find it a bit amusing that there is a sign post giving the knight direction to the obvious village in the distance.
This feels like me, taking the same path everyday.  Boredom.  That is why this knight plods along, the energy has been channeled to do the same thing day in and day out.

Time to find a different way of doing things.

the Green Witch Tarot -Ann Moura


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Review and Reflect

Last night I started reading a book on psychology that I picked up in the library.  In the first chapter the author writes "The seventeenth-century French philosopher Rene' Descartes sitting by the fire in his winter dressing gown, and looked into his own thought processes and reflected...cogito ergo sum, I think therefore I am."  This is the exact description of the King of Wands I drew yesterday, coincidence?  So I am reposting this King of Wands.
I drew the Eight of Cups this morning and I believe this is a continuation of  'cogito ergo sum'  -thinking a thing and making it so.
the Green Witch Tarot- Ann Moura

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wand at the ready

Many years later one of those five wizards of yesterday, is still working with his magic.  He has learned many things on his way from there to here. This King of Wands message to me is that I know longer have to seek those answers; the magic is in me.  We keep all those things learned within us even though most can't be recalled some long years later.
I was at the company office yesterday evening; meeting a client after 6pm.  The office manager was still there after hours and she and I had a short conversation. She mentioned how many agents could not find the balance with themselves and their business.  She commented that I didn't seem as driven by the same insecurities.  I told her she would be surprised; that most sales people, myself included, are plagued with self doubts.  This King of Wands reminds me that it is okay to just be.

the Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wands at the ready

This card reminded me of the movie THE DEAD POET'S SOCIETY.  
Discovery of who we are even if we have to pursue it in secret, outside of society's dictates.






Five of Wands usually denotes an easy conflict.  I wonder if these young magicks had to have a 'go at it' to figure out who would lead and who would follow.  Even outside the classroom there are structures.  For me today maybe I will just fall in line and give someone a chance to teach me something new or different.

the Green Witch Tarot

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seasonal Shifts

What an interesting World card.  The World Tree gives us a glimpse of seasonal shifts with backdrops of  Brother Sun and Sister Moon.  I am thinking that the Crane and Snake represents that wisdom forms in different ways for different people at different times.


The seasonal shifts represented in the branches of the World Tree, remind me of a bit of advice my Mother gave to each of us as young adults.  Not to marry anyone until we knew them a full year; giving us a perspective of the person through the changing seasons.  I have been thinking of my parents a lot lately and miss them so.

the Green Witch - Anna Moura

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tradition

My place in the Sun.


"The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began.
 Now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow, if I can.
 Pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way.
 Where many paths and errands meet, and wither then? I cannot say."

-J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Monday, April 17, 2017

Decisions, decisions, decisions

I have been pondering this Three of Athames (Swords) for awhile.  I have it propped on my desk trying to figure out what it is relaying to me for the day?  The front door has been left open and I don't think she expected any company while she was at market.  She lives alone and likes it that way, as I do. She has tried to secure her home with the talismans hanging around her door and barred the window?  Whoever has come to visit has let her know she has company and has left the front porch light on, still something is amiss.  Her guard at the gate (the swan) doesn't seem concerned. 


Like the gal at the door, I am apprehensive about moving forward, but what is the concern?  Still thinking on this daily draw.

The Green Witch Tarot
Ann Moura



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Pooka

Last night on TCM -  Turner Classic Movies, the film HARVEY was on the program list.  I have not seen the movie for years and was a favorite of my family when we were growing up.  Maybe because it was one of Dad's favorite movies and when daddy was happy, peace reigned.   Happy Easter




Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" — she always called me Elwood — "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.
— James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd  
Movie - Harvey

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Fortune's child

I am not going to over think this card and study it long and hard.  I am not going to try to figure out why the fairy has spun her golden hair so long as to cause a tripping hazard.  Who knows maybe she found Rumpelstilskin's wheel.  I am just going to go with the feeling that something wonderful is coming my way.  The Wheel of Fortune has turned and for today, I am Fortune's child.


Lucky Me!

FAIRY Tarot Cards
Illustrations by Howard David Johnson
Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Friday, April 14, 2017

Gal Pal

Thank goodness this Queen of Summer has stopped by today.  Kings the last few days, I needed some feminine input for the day. 
I have been trying to reduce my use of "guys" as a collective group conveyance or greeting.  "hey how are you guys?" especially so when it is a couple of gals.  It is an accepted way of saying hi or hello but kind of off putting if you think about it when it is to women, young ladies, or girls. 
If I greeted two men or guys as gals "hey gals what's up?"  they would be very put off. 


More Girl Power!  Hiya Ladies how's it going? 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Discipline

Another King.  I guess I better listen up.  I looked back over the cards the last couple of days.  The fairy skating and the two boys making the boat, both are developing and honing their skills.  Obviously to be kingly you must spend years studying, learning, and doing things that sharpen your skills and command the respect of others.  Discipline is the feeling from all the cards.  To do a thing and do it well takes time.


As long as this king leads by example and does not try to boss me around, it's all good.

FAIRY Tarot Cards.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mr Fancy no pants

Ah the King of Spring aka Wands.  He is a bit younger and though imposing I look forward to his visit.  Not like those old blustery blow holes that think they know it all.  A king is a king, and they must be given their due.  I am beyond him in years so I feel like the Dowager Empress and this is my nephew.  And look he brings me a gift of some freshly cut greens and he did get all dressed up, where is pants are, who cares, he looks good.


Maybe I will meet a younger man today and be inspired with his new ideas or take on things.  Goodness knows I could use some fiery influence today to get me motivated.

FAIRY Tarot Cards
Illustrations by Howard David Johnson
Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

vis-a'-vis

This Two of Spring in traditional tarot is Two of Wands.  Choices and decisions.  What these two are up to I am not sure.  They are working on a boat but I think they have become distracted.  Maybe a good thing maybe not.  Sometimes when working on a project we lose our focus and forget about the task at hand.

Work or Play?  Maybe a bit of both




Monday, April 10, 2017

Over and over

Skill is more than innate talent.  There are hours of practice and more practice.  The daily discipline leads to proficiency and masterful skill.  This little fairy did not just put on skates one day and glided across the ice.  She probably can't count the times she fell and the number of dedicated hours.  She practiced, drilled, and rehearsed and we only see the enchantment of her moving across the ice. 


I too seem to be in a repeating pattern, but, I am not getting anywhere, or becoming more proficient at anything.  Today is the monthly Full Moon, also a repeating pattern occurring every twenty eight days.  It is also day One Hundred on the calendar of the year 2017.  Boredom.

FAIRY Tarot Cards
Illustrations by Howard David Johnson
Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Take a pill

Is there a pill I can take for Renewal?  Wishful thing on my part I supposed.  I feel exhausted today.  Yesterday was a long day with intermittent appointments that ended at 8:45 last night.  Another short round of appointments today.  I resemble this character, plopped down in my chair making a list of things that need to be taken care and attended to.  I wish I had the assistants that he has...bluebirds, fairies, gnomes, rabbits.  Heck with those kind of friends I would probably get no work done at all.  I would just spend my time in the forest and forget the rest.

Typically this would be Judgement.  Who needs others judgements?  If I throw it all away and go live in the forest, it would be my own business. Right?

FAIRY Tarot Cards
Illustrations by Howard David Johnson
Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Wishful

I always love to draw The Star card.  Truth be told it is my favorite card in most decks.  Even the weird or distorted ones.  The Star.  Time to make a wish!  That is always my first thought.  This one looks lovely and magical just what most wishes are.  This fairy is awash in fairy dust.  Either she is collecting into the wishing well for later disbursement or she has opened the wishing well and letting the fairy dust float out so wishes can be granted. 

Make a Wish!

The Fairy Tarot
Illustrations by Howard David Johnson
Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentie


Friday, April 7, 2017

Lights Camera Action

Today another Knight.  The Prince of Spring aka-Cups.  This knight is out and about, soaking up the sunshine.  He looks good, has all the right moves, and is definitely an attention getter. 

Whatever needs to be done, needs to be done now! Knights two days in a row; both calling for immediate action. I wonder what is just ahead.  Both knights are heading towards something, just ahead to the right.   Best keep myself aware and prepared.  Whew Wee, lets go have some fun.

Fairy Tarot Cards - Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine
Illustrations by Howard David Johnson

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Think about it

I think this Prince of Winter (aka) Swords is here to advise me to keep my wits about me in the midst 'of out of my control' happenings.  I am really busy with my business, so much so, I am having a bit of issue keeping everything on track.  I just have to hang in there, cause this to shall pass. 

Also the weather has turned cold after the last few days of extreme warmth.  80° the last couple of days and possible snow showers tonight and in the morning.  Only in the Ohio Valley. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Preparedness

There are strong storms and tornados down South today.  I hope and pray that all and for everyone in the path of storms.  Later this afternoon in the area I live we could also see some major storms and possible tornados.  Can you completely prepare for such an event?  One day I am sure a huge storm is going to pass this way and leave me catatonic.  It is one of my worse fears, that a tornado will pass through my area and finish what happened in 2012. 

Spirit Animals Oracle Card Deck - Sue Lion

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Roar

"Lion Roars.  Life sometimes hides from itself until the lion roars into the heart and shakes the long winter into Spring."  -Sue Lion (from back of card)

This lion is just what I need to galvanize me into some action.  To shake off the last of Winter lethargy and get myself going.  Instead of a meek meow, a great big growl and ROAR! 

Magic & Myth affirmation cards - Sue Lion




Monday, April 3, 2017

Dance

I noticed that Dance showed up in both today's card and the card of Hope yesterday.
My life seems to be out of sync and anything and everything is a bit off kilter.  I am guessing the best thing I can do at the moment do a little dance.   From the back of yesterday's card Hope: " Dance! Dance in evening's sentient breeze and breathe in Dawn's gentle whisper of hope.





Sunday, April 2, 2017

Hope

Hope is what I have that I can figure out Windows 10 and how it applies to blogging themes and settings.