Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Lucky Girl

'Fortune favors the bold.'


Sometimes I think this Ace portends some lucky happenstance.  Being in the right place at the right time.  For the better part of my life I have been fairly lucky.  Little bits of coin or better yet spending paper show up.  I win little gift cards here and there.  I am also aware that I have some not-so-lucky days and weeks. A few of those times have stretched into months, nay I say a year, whew; they pass, thank goodness.
So for today I think it will be a good day, maybe if I am really lucky, a really good day.  That's what gifts are for, to be enjoyed and grateful when received.





Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Here comes the Sun

So what is that squiggly line coming out of the top of The Sun?


Who wouldn't enjoy a Sun filled day. Sunflowers and pony rides. I am going to have to feel the Sun internally today, cause all we got is rain and clouds.  Still that is better than the lingering Winter we have been experiencing.  A week ago snow showers in our area of the Ohio Valley; almost unheard of. 
I wonder if someone today will offer me a ticket to a dog and pony show?





The Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Monday, April 23, 2018

Curiouser and Curiouser


I once heard someone say that in the Rider Waite-Smith Tarot that everything in the card has a meaning.  Most of the time I glance at a card and get a quick hint of something, some meaning pertinent to me or my day ahead, or maybe just something to ponder in the minutes in-between the other stuff going on.  In the Page of Swords I never have quite figured out those ten birds on the wing above the Page. 
For some reason I keep wanting to call this the Nine of Swords, so maybe it is those things that keep me awake some nights that clamour for my attention in those in-between moments with everything else.  Maybe I just added 'one more thing' to the nine swords of worry, sorrow, discontent.


Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Modus Operandi

To the victor goes the spoils. While the five others where out on the hillside stickin' around, someone rode in and took the prize.  I wonder whilst all the political biz and 'fake' news is keeping us entertained and diverting our attention elsewhere, what and who are about to reveal their real intention.









The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ouch, stop it Please

Using my Heart as a pincushion. Quit it.

For today the Three of Swords brings to mind a pincushion and all those and myself that have pinned painful memories to it. 
A month or so back I ordered the book, Energy Strands by Denise Linn.  There had been some promotional hype on HayHouse so I bought into it.  It is also the last self-help book I buy.  I started reading last night and so far nothing new; what did I really expect.  Still it reminds me all the memories that are attached to my life and the strongest ones are directly rooted to my heart.  Can we really disconnect and cut those things that woven into our tapestries? The Good and the Not So Good are part an parcel of who we/I am; change those and we change ourselves.  Do we cut some cords or discard some memories and only keep the good ones?  No I think not.  Without the dark there is no light. No bad? then how can you distinguish it what would be good? 
Something to ponder on I suppose as I troll through the book.


Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Friday, April 20, 2018

Diversion

Waylaid a long the way.

I wonder how many times I have strayed from my path?  Seduced, battered and berated, intimidated, coerced  to fit in, belong, or even to do the 'right' thing.
I was out at dinner with a couple of family members last night and there came a moment of, 'who are these people? I realized that I had or have nothing in common with them. Maybe once because we share a genetic link, but really in all my days the people I have the least commonality with is my bloodline family, and if not so, I would ceased the relationships many years ago.
Looking for a fundamental shift? Found it.






The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Countenance

Just one look

This Queen looks off towards the future.  Her back aches from sitting on such an unyielding throne.  She is meant for action and this sitting around all day waiting for something to happen has got to stop.   We can drive by any graveyard and realize that life continues on even if we have moved on.  There is always someone to step in and grab the reins and fill our position.
Someone else wants to be in charge, fine by me.  There is always something more interesting out there, "see it - just ahead to the right."

Action speaks louder than words.





Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

From behind the looking glass

So okay, you have a situation.  Don't brood, do something about it.

I have returned from my short hiatus, taking a few days break under the proverbial tree to give some time to rest my weary mind.  Though not the bodhi tree, I did become aware of something; for me there is no joy in complacent dissatisfaction. 
I heard myself citing several times this last week, all that I have to be grateful for. Still I realize that something is lacking.  If I have all that I need and still feel the drag of boredom and dissatisfaction, I don't have all I need.  The offered cup is just out of my vision range or is it there and I don't see.  Maybe, just maybe, instead of looking for the answer I need to feel the answer?  Something to think on today, before I merge back into my work-a-day life. 
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Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Monday, April 16, 2018

Potions class

Double Double, Toil and Trouble

I found this picture entrancing but cannot figure out why her feet are not blistering being so close to the fire that is within her circle.   Time for me brew ups some magic and potions and for myself

Picture - "The Magic Circle.  John Waterhouse. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Plant an olive tree

Another day in paradise.


Yesterday I was having a conversation with a few friends and they mentioned again how lucky I was to still be alive and getting through everything.  Six years later and I can still be the hot topic.  Like the gal in the Nine of Pentacles I found myself quietly alone in my garden of paradise more and more often.  Sometimes it is to shut out the noise, and not the stuff in my head.  Sharyn my friend, you caution on depression and rightly so.  I am working on it.  Some recent medications for my nerve damage didn't help at all on my outlook prospective.  Quiet time in the garden is just what I may need. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Balancing Act

Some days it is all we can do to stay in the game.

This or that?  Choices, choices, choices.  I have vacated my life for a few days but guess what? it followed me.  Where-ever you go, there you are.  I had intended to weigh my options, but I find I don't want to think about any of it, maybe I will just go back to bed and take a mid morning nap.  I will keep juggling I guess, until something falls to the wayside and goes splat.  I will have my answer then of what to proceed with. 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Carolyn has left the buidling

"...back to the place I was before" Hotel California

Another card of movement, yesterday's knight, today the Eight of Cups.  Maybe I got tired of the dog and pony show and took off on my own.   I am off for a few days of R&R so this card is appropriate for me as well as yesterday's knight.  With the lingering winter and my also lingering discontent with my career, time to take a break.  We all need to do that from time to time.  Mostly I escape into a good book; let the storyteller take me to another time and place and just so happens there is a book in my backpack. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Forward Ho!

Charge of the Light Brigade!

Today is a good day to move ahead, with just a bit of caution.  Sometimes the energy and movement with this Knight and can be brash and hasty.  Best I think before I speak about something, it just might come out the wrong way.  Forward Ho - Yes, but I don't have to trample on anyone in the process.






The Linestrider's Journey - Siolo Thompson