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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wasn't Me

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ Dark Magician

This deck has two Mages, the Dunkle and the Helle. Both must have a system, the Helle is bright but perhaps more sleight of hand conscious. The Dunkle seems direct and simple.

I'm reminded by this card how darkness brings us in because it does seem the easy way. Note unseen in the dark, left bottom, ball and chain, right bottom, scepter. The easy gets convoluted quickly, yet it is all just us, putting our own power of thought and action in pretendy hands, somewhere we can lay blame and run away.

"Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas." ~ William S. Burroughs 1914-1997

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What Is Real

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

The Thoth title for this card is Futility, in the Golden Dawn, Unstable Effort. The center sword is being held back and distracted by the other swords, preventing clarity of thought.

I'm reminded by this card, in today's connected 24/7 world, we limit our ability to think straight. Inability to think in the 7 of Swords, inability to carry through in the 7 of Wands. What stress is real, and what is simply time suck?

"Question reality, especially if it contradicts the evidence of your hopes and dreams." ~ Robert Brault 1963-

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Worry Box Tres

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ 7 of Wands

The valor to stand for rights and opinions. And limits?

This card reminds me, in my country of freedoms, to cool my jets, stop racing the engine, don't sweat the small stuff...those freedoms apply to everyone and much of what we call stress is artificial.

Worry Box Uno

Monday, March 20, 2017

Who Is Driving The Bus?

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ High Priestess

Ruts and mindfulness yada yada. I've missed one point completely, the thing that has driven my life in every way for seven years.

This is the thirty-fifth time the High Priestess has been my daily card. And the first time she has managed to yank knowledge out of my brain and leave it squirming in the daylight. No wonder I'm wandering, lost-like. I've come to whatever I am when my brain is home and finds the lights back on. Will it jinx me to recognize depression isn't running the show?

"If you know, to recognize that you know, if you don't know, to realize that you don't know: That is knowledge." ~ Confucius  551-479 BC

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ruts and Routines

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ 4 of Swords

Who could say it better than the artist?
It is a picture of waiting and resting. Be patient, the right time has not come yet.

I'm reminded by this card of my impatience with ruts and routines.  This is how bad it is, I dusted our bedroom this morning. For something to do before I do all the things I normally do of a morning.

"Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy." ~ Henri de Lubac 1896-1991

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Derutting

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 6 of Coins/Earth

Dimmi: What can you give?

I've been thinking about the mental rut post. And ways to get out of it even when my pleasure is involved. My 2017 words, why not, and this card of giving, caused me to take an abrupt turn, and start my day in reverse.

I'm remind by this card and my propensity to run out of steam, no law says I have to start my day blogging. That started when I was a working and if I didn't do it early it didn't get done.  No law says I need to get to the laundry on Sundays. That task started when I had my beauty shop and Sunday was towel day.  I don't have to start with a piece of fruit, that dates back years when I was doing SparkPeople. Guess what. I'm starting with yogurt. When I get around to it.

I'm giving to myself today. But if I do the same again tomorrow is my new rut filling with footsteps? Being mindful I think is the key, rather than rote.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Honorific

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 2 of Swords/Air

Dimmi: Where is the balance of respect?

I know where this is with friends, my trouble is with people I don't know personally.

I'm reminded by this card to read the press with a grain of salt.
To read every review on Amazon with a grain of salt.
To read every magazine cover with a brick of salt.
To avoid mob mentality, even when it is the comfortable place.
The more I dislike someone the more I use their honorific lest I revert to the childish. Some days it is a hard slog yet respect for others is another form of self respect.

"Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows
with the ability to say no to oneself." ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 1907-1972

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Compass

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 2 of Fire/Wands

Dimmi: What is attained here?
Image: Compass fixed to a star.

Odd how often we think we are zipping off in a fresh direction, with shiny new ideas, only to find we've simply deepened our own rut.

I'm reminded by this image I hate my mental rut.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Herd Bubbles

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Tarot ~ Page of Wands/Fire

Dimmi: What kindles your enthusiasm or passion?

Occasionally sipping the kool-ade of mob mentality, akin to telling our folks "but everyone is wearing/doing/going/buying".

I'm reminded by this card it never was everybody. It was a few vocal people all doing or talking or going or buying, so it seemed like everyone. I doubt I've grown out of that bubble potential, but now I avoid the vocal folk and so far it is working.

"Mankind think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one." ~ Charles Mackay 1814-1889

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Delve

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 4 of Swords/Air

Dimmi: What rest, space, or growing room is needed?

These look like disembodied arms at first glance but they are cupping the belly, like a woman pregnant or carrying a baby.

I'm reminded by this card, there is more to the story than what we glean superficially or supposing, if we'd slow down and delve.

"I suppose you think that persons who are as old as your father and myself are always thinking about very grave things, but I know that we are meditating the same old themes that we did when we were ten years old, only we go more gravely about it." ~ Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862)