Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Marquee

eenie, meenie, miney, moe

My dreams can sometimes be like a vision board, with push pinned hopes and wishes waiting to be fulfilled.  As I change and the world changes around me; my hopes, dreams, and wishes alter.  So there is always something just out of reach.  Guess it keeps it interesting. I had a little dream this morning and it was not what it appeared to be.  I sat with it for awhile and realized that I needed to schedule time with me and my wishes.  Not just squeeze them in here and there between my other day to day happenings.  Imagine that, a sacred time spot daily for Carolyn with no impinging distractions or drama.









The CHINESE Tarot - Jui Guoliang









Monday, January 30, 2017

Banty Rooster

If you are going to show up, might as well let them know you are there.


Crowing was probably frowned upon when showing up in Court.  This knight is having his day and he is going to let everyone know it is his time of good fortune.  In fact they will be talking about him for a long time.  His ceremonial 'best' dress is more than just show; it takes a lot of intention to bring this together.

If you are going to do something, do your best. 
Everybody needs to be a bit flamboyant from time to time.
Let's give them something to talk about.
Did you see that?
He is no flash in the pan.
Dress for success.
Suit up!





The CHINESE TAROT

Sunday, January 29, 2017

outrageous fortune

A Chinese legend relates that in ancient times there were nine suns in the sky. Scorched by the suns, Earth was almost bare and lifeless. Hon Yi, husband of the moon goddess, took his bow and arrow and shot down eight of the nine suns. With only one sun in the sky, Earth was saved. (lwb)

Reminds me my thoughts are not just random arrows loosed on the ethers.  Those arrows/thoughts come back to me.  Nine suns makes me think of the nine cups in the yesterday's card.  I wrote nine individual wishes and placed one in each of the nine cups. Now, I think with this card maybe each day I need to pull one of those slips of paper and focus just on that wish.  Or maybe what one thing can I do in my life to bring more sunshine to my days.  I know the answer to that right away.  I am a sugar addict. If I took my arrow and removed some of the sugar I consume each day,  oh how much better I would be.









The CHINESE Tarot Deck - Jui Guoliang

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Luck be a Lady

What a lovely and auspicious card to draw today.  New Moon and the Chinese New Year!

I read recently that luck is about two/thirds preparation.  So if this Nine of Cups is the wishes fulfilled cards it will not be just happenstance.  If I am not in the mindset to experience happy wonderful and lucky coincidences, then I won't even be aware of them. I love finding pennies, glimpse of rainbows, sun rays streaking through the clouds, ladybugs and so much more.  I also love the opportunity to be of assistance for another and I am grateful when I have the means and ability to do so.  With so much positive energy swirling about I am going to write nine wishes on separate pieces of paper and place one in one of nine cups and start my preparations for those happy 'coincidences.'

the Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura













Friday, January 27, 2017

Give way

Another sword card to add to the collection this week.  My mind has been a bit in overdrive this week.  I have not slept well most nights with constant flickering thoughts.

Once years ago I was out later in the evening rehanging my hummingbird feeders.  I was bent over the banister of the deck placing one of the feeders when there, right in front me, meandering through, was a great big skunk.  I froze, not a hairs breath of movement from me.  Not even batting an eyelid in case some movement from me alerted the striped beauty to my presence.  I waited for him to move on through not wanting to initiate some odoriferous retaliation for startling him.

Today I best pay attention to any stray thought and think twice before speaking my piece/peace if someone crosses my path. 









the Green Witch Tarot - Ann Moura

Thursday, January 26, 2017

That's a lot of swords

This the fourth swords drawn this week.  Wonder what is up with that? 

The company that I hold my license with is expanding and growing, so much so we are moving to a larger facility.  I work mostly at home so this does not effect me much.  We had a meeting and a tour of the new building yesterday and and about two-thirds of the agents with the company were there and about two-thirds those are brand new to the business.  So much wide-eyed enthusiasm, so much expectancy in their faces as they begin this new phase of their careers.  I used to tell people when I first began my real estate sales career that if I knew what I was getting into, I would never have gotten in the business. If they knew the failure rate I expect most would give it a pass.  Still we don't find ourselves by sitting on the sidelines.   I would like to rediscover that zeal for something new.  That passion to begin anew.
Maybe this Page can show me the way.  There is a New Moon Saturday that aupiciously marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which bases the year on Lunar phases.  So maybe that's the energy of all the swords this week.



the Green Witch Tarot -  Ann Moura

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Don't tell me I can't

Even the smallest can make a change.

I am enchanted with this Ace of Swords.  No way something as small as a mouse can make a change.  This mouse is not giving up on her quest to reach the heights of the Ace. 
Today I have been battling the big bad cable company.  There have been spotty outages and poor reception in the last few weeks.  Spectrum recently bought TimeWarner.  Instead of saying we are in the midst of transition, changing signals and such, the approach is lets blame issues on consumers; they don't know what they are doing, or equipment is old, or you need a service upgrade.  I told the one tech on the phone this morning I did not need him to be dismissive or condescending and disconnected.  Obviously I resolved the issue, though I don't think the battle is over.  Like the mouse I better grab the sword and get ready.  Too bad I don't have some dandelion wine to calm me a bit. 
"Never give up, never, never never give up." Winston Churchill




the Green Witch Tarot  -Ann Moura

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Helping Hands

My little boat yesterday has become a big boat today.

Yesterday in the Six of Wands I was out on the water in my little boat managing on my own.  This boat-ship took many 'hands on deck' to bring this ship home.  There are many things we cannot do on our own.  We may have the vision yet with out support and commitment from others it will stay on the planning board.  I must remember to thank others and be grateful for the help along the way.

My thoughts today are with those that are going through the tragedy and trauma with recent storms.  Or those ravaged by the fires that have burned them from their homes and community and any of those that are in the midst of the tempest.  It will take the whole community and the support of many and the help from others to rebuild and heal.
Give Time - time.         





the  Green Witch Tarot                                   

Monday, January 23, 2017

Poignant

Wherever You Go There You Are

I remember a time when I was about twenty-one and very dissatisfied with Life and was thinking of just getting in my car and going. Where? who knows.  The shift manager I worked with at the time helped me see that it didn't matter where I went I would always take me with me.  From time to time over the years that feeling of needing to escape has come and gone; it reminds me that something is really amiss in my life.
When I searched for the saying 'wherever you go there you are' there has since been a book or paper titled the same, written by Jon Kabat-Zinn, who evidently is a noted professor and writer of Mindfulness.  This is the third time in the last two weeks that name has crossed my path.  Coincidence?  When such a thing happens it means I best pay attention and I guess Jon Kabat-Zinn deserves my attention.

Wherever you go there you are.



the Green Witch - Ann Moura

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Time Out

Lets take a break and chillax.

I have been a bit busy with my work a day life and have let a few other things slide this week.  I wish this was me today, not.  Sunday is open house day, and a few appointments after.  Still I might have a bit of time between things to go down to the river and sit for a spell.  To put my work aside for a moment and relax.

STAY CALM AND TAKE A BREAK










the Green Witch - Ann Moura

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Companions

The Goddess Tarot was the very first deck I bought myself.  Well actually I kind of won it.  I went to a community business fair at Indiana University Southeast years ago and entered a raffle and I won a gift certificate to a local bookstore.  A few months before this, I had sat for a reading and was fascinated with artistry of the tarot cards. So whilst browsing through the bookstore, there was this deck, The Goddess Tarot, which became my first.
I loved all the imagery; this card was my very favorite, well maybe The Star too.  I was quite taken with this image of Venus and especially her little dog companion sleeping beneath the edge of her bed.  Love comes to us in many forms.  Most seek fulfillment with another human being, yet this seductive card of Venus shows we can be happy on our own or better yet with a different sort of loving companion.
Today, may be one of those self indulgent days.  Maybe I will go to the pet store...


The GODDESS Tarot -Kris Waldherr

Friday, January 20, 2017

Well it's here.

We have been asking for change, and now it is here.

This is my third day in a row with a pentacle draw.  I would say I am in for something profitable (but) the pentacles are in count down mode.  We can visualize, do vision boards, write and chant affirmations (but) real change comes when we get out and do what needs to be done. 
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." - Chinese Proverb. 
Today is Inauguration Day for a new President.  Change has come to us all.  Everybody wanted change and change is what we have.  Maybe that is what all these pentacles are about.  Like pocket change, there is going to be a whole of lot of jingle-jangle going on for a long while.



The GODDESS Tarot -Kris Waldherr

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Legacy



Last night I started reading the book STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova.  The story begins with the introduction to a Harvard professor, Alice, and in short order she begins to have episodes of memory impairment.  It doesn't take long for the diagnosis and increasing frequency of lost blocks of her memory that the disease of Alzheimer's begins to make a huge impact on her life.  I put the book aside to finish later and pondered on everyone's immediate denial, including Alice's.  She wants to continue on as long as she can, which she really can't.  Wouldn't it better serve her and all her family to spend as much time together?   I tried to stop and think about my reaction given the same diagnosis.  Couldn't.  I wonder sometimes what is it, that I will leave behind?





The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Go away

There are lots of these people in real estate.  Looking for the get rich quick schemes.  A lot of them have been watching infomercials that talk of buying homes and fixing them up, selling them and making a big profit.  Blah Blah Blah, there are only about 500 in our smaller side of the Louisville Metro area doing this already. I guess I will hear from one today.  Another someone with big ideas on buying and selling homes and make a fortune. 







The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Whistle While You Work

If you are going to show up, might as well enjoy yourself.

I had a great time on my vacation a week or so back.  This card reminds me that I don't have to wait to enjoy myself.  Each day presents itself with hardships or challenges as in the five or seven that surrounds this card.  So, that's Life, we all have those days and then we all have days like this six.  When looking at this card it reminded me of "whistle while you work" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  That lead me to viewing a couple of video clips from the old movie of SW and the 7D's.  How movies and videos have changed.  Still I was tapping me my toes in unison with the songs of old.  For me it was a few minutes of vacation, a bit of joy in a simple thing.  So, Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to work I go.



The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr

Monday, January 16, 2017

GAIA


Sometimes I am compelled to sleep.  What if those times are communing times.  Times with the Divine.  Special times.  Conversations with my Higher Self, Spirit, Divine, God, Goddess, Universal Source.


I find it curious that one of the Goddesses standing in support of the World in this card is Oya, the Goddess of Strength in yesterday's draw.







The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Buckle up

Does it take Strength to just let some things go that no longer serve us?  This goddess OYA holds dominion over the wind, lighting, and storms.  She appears to be stirring up a tempest and even the fauna know it is time to seek shelter.

This is one of the those decks of the Tarot that the author has placed Strength in position XI, displacing Justice to VII, which just doesn't figure with the story line of tarot.  I do find it fascinating that Strength either follows The Chariot or in this case, The Wheel.  In both instances something has changed, some movement has occurred that brings Strength in, to help us accept that change.
So I am guessing that since Strength has paid me a visit at the first of the week I can look for some kind of change in my day to day or at least be on the look out for some stormy weather.

Keywords from the card: Courage, Inner Strength, Leadership.




The GODDESS Tarot - Kris Waldherr

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Corner post

Gargoyle of  Notre Dame de Paris.  I did not know gargoyles were built and placed to be water spouts to move water out and away from the building to slow the erosion of water on mortar and masonry.

This Knave or Page of Swords I think was sent to the top of the building for a time out.  He needed to see the consequences of his actions on the city.  His thoughts and deeds got him into so much mischief; he had to stand in his corner so many times, he became a permanent  part of the structure.
When we were children we too had to go stand in the corner for punishment.  I only went once maybe twice and knew it wasn't for me so I behaved myself to avoid discipline.  I wasn't necessarily a goodie two shoes, just a bit smarter and managed not get caught when I did step out of line.
This is the second Page I have drawn this week.  Something new possibly on it way to me?  Some new thought or type of work?  Maybe a reminder not to stay too long at one thing.


Sacred Site Tarot -Massimiliano Filadoro & Federico Penco
Lo Scarabeo

Friday, January 13, 2017

Come together

Les Saintes Maries de la Mer: France - a holy site in France where the Three Marys arrived after leaving the Holy Lands.

Mostly the Six of Cups reminds me of what we surround ourselves after the loss in the Five of Cups.  Friends, family, or a sacred site brings us comfort.  The connection with someone or something familiar and reliable aides us in our acceptance of change and loss.

"Only the known is safe. Only the known is tolerable. The unknown is a vulnerability." ~ Aro, from the movie Breaking Dawn 2









Sacred Sites Tarot

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vortex

St. Patrick's Well, Ireland; considered a gateway to the netherworld.

Makes me nauseous looking at the well.  In fact I keep diverting my eyes from the card.  The wind was continuous last night and I have not slept well.  I have never been comfortable with heights and after falling from out of the vortex of twisting turning wind and debris this image is a bit disturbing to me.  Ten of Wands can speak of burdens to carry and so thus I must carry this scar on my psyche.












Sacred Sites Tarot




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Self Counsel

The Emperor has returned.

I drew the Emperor a few days ago and here he is again.  Maybe advice about structures.  Plan my year and work my plan.  Whoever this Emperor is, he is too distant, too detached and withdrawn for me.  Old ideas and ways of doing things are passing and something new needs to be put in place.  That is what the New Year is about...out with the old and in with the new.

The one person that I am with forever is me.  I am my best counsel.











The Sacred Sites Tarot

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Changing of the guard

Different is good, or is it?  This Page of Cups is a different portrayal.

I have worked in sales for most of my life.  When I was much younger I waited tables taking orders.  Then I settled in to years of customer service behind a desk, taking care of business and sales with a phone, and now for twenty years in direct sales.  In sales you must always try to put the needs of the client first.  We are trained to mirror and match.  Become chameleons of sorts.  Who we are and what we think are hidden beneath the facade presented to the customers and clients.  Not so with the younger generations coming into the sales force.  The 'Millennials' are a different group to be reckoned with.  I try not to generalize people or group them together, working at recognizing the uniqueness of all; a good portion of this group of  'Generation Me' is something else.  Narcissism comes to mind since they have been raised to believe in their self importance.  While good on one hand, they are a 'strange brew' to try to work with.  If they work with people in the their own age group they kind of know who they are dealing with, the more mature population not so much.  Guess I have some security for awhile dealing with the 'old people' crowd.

The Sacred Sites Tarot


Monday, January 9, 2017

Pilgrimage

Dream Weaver.

I recently completed a pilgrimage to the Sea.  My sacred place.  The Fool depicted here is a Shaman who has visited her sacred place to connect or reconnect with the natural elements.  A time honored tradition to reawaken Spirit.  That is one of things vacations are about, vacating ones life.  Still I could have used a few more days in alone time to finish my 'vision quest.'  Work and home called to me so I must finish my Fool's adventure here in my sacred place of home.

"If we live with a hopeful assumption that what we do with our lives is important and has meaning, and if we act accordingly with integrity, hope, courage, and compassion, then 'divine intervention' provides answers when we have difficulties."  Shinoda Bolden (The Tao of Psychology)





Sacred Sites Tarot ~ Lo  Scarabeo
  

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Changeling

Ah the Emperor.  The (lwb) states that this is the Temple of Solomon and hidden within is the Ark of the Convenant.

I am my own Emperor(ess).  I don't need to look for someone to tell me what to do or where to go.  I am governed by my own principles.
There is nothing wrong seeking counsel and advice from others; I ultimately must make my choice or decision based on what I know, feel, and understand to be correct or at least the best option.
I had a wonderful vacation last week as I traveled and spent time at my Sacred Site at the Sea.  I also had several epiphanies. 
Mostly I must be the change I want and I am looking for in my life.  I keep going along hoping and waiting for some manifestation of a different life and lifestyle - I can have all the intention behind it, yet without action there can be no real change.  So basically I went to the Sea to get advice from Me.  The sea breezes helped clear the fuzzy edges of my intentions.     "You must be the change you wish to see in the World." - Gandi, a very wise Emperor/Hierophant.

On a side note I had to restructure several sentences to exclude the word - but.  As pointed out, it does negate the previous statement so that is a change I am going to work on.

Sacred Sites Tarot - Massimilliano Filadoro & Federico Penco ...Lo Scarabeo

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Abracadabra


One more for the week.  I have enjoyed myself and I am super grateful that I got this opportunity of beach time. My spirit is lightened and I am ready to go home.  I did not catch a glimpse of mermaids. Maybe next time I will get to see some of my sea kin.  Until then.













Myth & Magic oracle cards - Sue Lion

Friday, January 6, 2017

Carp diem

I have been reminded this week that it is not where we are but who we are that makes the difference. 
Given that I better make the best of my last day at the beach.  I have been answering emails and texts for last hour and will have more to tend to later this afternoon.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Flux

Everyone and everything changes.  We are all moving from one point to another.  It's how we handle the change that define us.  I did some changing in 2016 and look forward to the new in 2017. 
I was thinking about mermaids yesterday while walking on the beach.  The water is pretty cold and I wondered how their bodies change to adjust to the temperature changes.  Do they bulk up and used the extra layer to handle the cold water?  Do they migrate? Butterflies fly to warmer areas with warmer temps so I am guessing most mermaids do as well. 
Looking at the Weather Channel and seeing posts from back home, there is snow in the forecast.  The Northern parts of the country and the mountain areas have snow.  I wonder if we as humans migrated with the weather like we did thousands years ago how different life these days would be like. 


Magic & Myth - Sue Lion

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tail Slap

Yesterday there was a heavy bank of fog over the water and it didn't clear till the afternoon.  I headed to Johns Pass a Grille just north of St. Pete Beach that features a little shopping mall.  Lots of local artisans and the normal beachy themed things you expect to find around the water.  I found this one shop that was pretty much all mermaid themed.  I took a picture of this hand towel that summed up my thoughts from yesterday.  I just may go back and pick up a plaque that has the same image and writing and place on my desk at home.  Here is to all my mermaid sisters at heart. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Frolick

I would love to grow a Mermaids tail.  My legs really ache today from all the walking in the airport terminals and up and down the beach yesterday afternoon.  The sea is too cold to frolick in; I am sure, it would not be  so if I were a mermaid.  I have given myself the gift of a week off and have come to the sea to rest and a bit of recuperating.  A bit of an escape.  I will have to do some work this week, but it will not seem like such a burden when you can look out your window and see the Sun glistening on the water.
Maybe today I can catch sight of some of my long ago kin as I search the surface of the sea.  One day I am sure I will return.
This adventure continues on two legs.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!


A few weeks ago I heard a song that has been playing off and on in my head since then; a earmworm is what the term is.  A song, catchy tune, a musical bit of this n that  that plays inside your head.  The song MEMORY from the Play CATS sung by Barbra Streisand, has been looping off and on for three weeks.  I looked it up after a week of humming and singing bits of it here and there.

"Daylight
 I must wait for the sunrise
 I must think of a new life
 And I mustn't give in
 When the dawn comes
 Tonight will be a memory too
 And a new day will begin."

One of the stanzas to the song.   So a new day has begun with a New Year.  Happy New Year!