Friday, December 15, 2017

No Place Like Home

Be it ever so humble...


Interesting home, perched above the fray. 
Home is where I can retreat; comfort and security, a place to shut out the world.  The only thing is when you answer the phone, turn on the tv, or log onto the internet you invite the world in to your sanctuary. So this home perched so high above reminds me to disconnect at least from time to time.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

North Wind Blows

A Change in the Wind


This image is what sometimes occurs in my weird dreams, not the scary or drama filled ones.  Who, what, when, where, and why would one strap a steeple top on a zebra?  Bizzaro.  Not that this particular image has appeared any of my night-time excursions. It sure would make one set up and take notice, even deep in the night.  Maybe that is the message today; to take notice of something that doesn't seem right or really out of place.
Be on the lookout!





Wisdom of the Oracle - Colette Baron-Reid

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Building Blocks

Vitamin C or Vitamin Sea

The only building blocks I want to concentrate on are the ones that support my immune system.  The only future at this time that I want to build on, is the one with out this cold.
Actually with the end of the year on the horizon, it is the right time to consider 2018; which is really challenging when your head is all fuzzy.
Oh Well, there is always tomorrow.



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Here And Now

There really is no better place to be.

This card draw today really hits home for me.  The Past is past and the Future not yet here, today this moment is all there really is.  I/we hear it all the time and for a brief few minutes, hours, or a day, we focus and stay in the Here and Now, then something or someone, most likely ourselves, leads off on a tangent then its all about anticipation or fear of tomorrow and lamenting about the past.
"Tomorrow is beyond your reach. Yesterday cannot return. The Now is all that is available to you." - booklet
Maybe I will make myself a couple of banners as shown on card and place one on my desk and another on dresser, HERE AND NOW, keep myself focused on the here and now.



Wisdom of the Oracle - Colette Baron-Reid

Monday, December 11, 2017

ORPHANED

Strange have been my dreams of late

I am not sure if it is my cold interfering with my sleep, but I have had really strange dreams the last few nights.  Sometimes those kind of dreams can leave you disengaged from reality. I really have to question myself, that if my mind, unconscious or conscious can craft such abject weirdness, than what unknown operating software am I running on?
Abandonment, isolation, distrust, despair, almost makes me want to retreat to solitary confinement, but of course that magnifies those qualities 10x10. 
Going to sit under my 'mood light' and brighten up the corners of my mind.




Wisdom of the Oracle - Colette Baron-Reid

Sunday, December 10, 2017

YIN

The feminine passive principle

This Yin space has been cleared of clutter; opening up to receive.  Maybe that is my message today.  Mostly the clutter is inside my head as swirling negative thoughts and the stuff that head colds are made up of.  I think some decongestant medicine might help and the drive to the store to help clear my heavy laden mind.  And maybe something in Pink. 






Wisdom of the Oracle - Colette Baron-Reid

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Moderation

Easy does it.

I have allowed myself to become stressed and the stress has manifested into a full blown cold. Usually when the sniffles hit I can ward them off; this time, not.  Temperance advises 'easy does it.'  Maybe the blending is a suggestion for a hot toddy, except there is no whiskey in the house, and really those toddys don't offer a cure.  I started to focus on the 'path to enlightenment' but maybe the path of understanding takes us right back to the water's edge, not the other way.  Right back to my emotional take on things and that is what my stress reaction is all about.
Maybe a nice cup of hot tea blended with a dollop of honey. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Query

He is back, apparently he has something else to say.

Frozen and rooted as The Emperor is, is there more that he has to say to me?  Yesterday and today I see the river that has apparently dried up.  Don't let that happen? is that what he has to say.  Don't get stuck, get up and get going.  I know when I sit too long, especially on a hard chair, it is a challenge to get moving again.  Is this what happens when we stay put too long at one thing, forward movement ceases?  Does learning, creativity, desire, zest, fascination, exploration, abandon one as time marches on and we don't march with it?







The Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Diatribe

The times they are a-changin

We have listened to the established ways long enough.  The times they are a changing as Bob Dylan wrote in the same named song. 
Me Too Silence won Times 'Person of the Year' notating all the women and that have come forward after tolerating and suffering sexual harassment.  I wonder if this movement would have begun this year except as a response to a President that said what he said about grabbing women. I don't care for the man on the hill that sets in his chair telling us what to do and how to do it.  I am not sure if pages in a history book will reflect on these times that more change began for the better after listening to his diatribe and many said "enough is enough"
Once things begin to happen they create a momentum for more.





Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Help or Hurt

Double - Double edge swords

Double edge sword, an action or decision that appears to help but can also hinder.
Let's face it, one could not hold up those two heavy swords for very long.  Heavy be it that, making a wrong choice, sooner or later, one has to own up to it and right the wrong.  Or you can choose to make another equally wrong choice to see if you can rectify the first incorrect choice, which is never a good option.
Swords are about the mind and thought, why is there so much water in this card?  Did she let her heart rule her double trouble decision or is she stuck too much in her head and needs to release her defensive posture and open her heart to clear up the mess.
She better take her blindfold off to make a arm sling cause her shoulders are really going to ache. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Perplexed

Having and not having

This card definitely strikes a chord within me.  I am in the middle of change in my career and I find myself uncertain and troubled.  I have been in outside sales for more than twenty years and to begin the transition to inside sales is proving a bit more difficult for me than I thought. The word chafe keeps coming to mind. I am not certain who I am more annoyed with, myself or the team I am joining. No longer can I  proceed on my own; there are others that have to be asked and included in what I do or don't do.
I don't like it.




Rider Waite-Smith Tarot

Monday, December 4, 2017

King me

Do as I say and not as I do.

I am intrigued this morning with the loose grasp the King has with his wand. Has he been 'front and center' so long he takes it for granted?  Compared to the tight grip on the Ace of Wands, he seems to be holding his by his fingertips.  Has he realized that holding on too tight that his hand begins to ache, is just not the way to be.
Maybe today would be a good day to just get up lay his wand across his seat and go for a good long walk.  Probably stiff sitting so long.  He doesn't always need to be at the helm. For today let things take care of themselves.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Peat and Repeat

Did that to myself again

Anytime I second guess myself, I realize I had it right the first time. 
I learned this lesson in school years ago.  When faced with a multiple choice question the first response is most likely the correct one.  This depiction of the Eight of Swords is exactly what happens when I do doubt what I know to be right, and then I get all tied up in knots.  In this ever changing world some things never change, right is right and wrong is wrong.  The problem lies in ones system of belief.






Rider Waite-Smith Tarot