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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Knowledge Bank

Daily Draw: Guardians of Wisdom ~ 2 of Coins/Diamonds

Oddly enough, because I limit my time on line so strictly, my on line time is one of the major reasons I've changed over the last 18 years. We had libraries of course, I worked in three, but you have to know what is  missing, what is needed before you can find the book information you need. Working with the Web we can start with a word, the results tell us if we are on target and we can enlarge and refine our scope from there. To encompass all the world's knowledge it sometimes seem.

I'm reminded by this card, that knowledge has to be sieved and winnowed and verified, keeping our bogus meter running. But every start is another step in growth. For me genuine knowledge is worth more than gold and diamonds.

"If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain." ~ Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. 1900 - 1965


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

To Procrast

Daily Draw: Guardians of Wisdom ~ 5 of Cups/Hearts

I do feel good today. For two and a half years I've been putting off a job. Yesterday I finally started, still being prodded on by that 5 of Wands a couple of weeks ago. I got a third of the job finished.

I'm reminded by this card of what I already knew from FlyLady. A job put off is never as big as we imagine, and never as hard. Get 'er done.

"Of course, reading quotes about procrastination instead of actually getting started on an important task is a form of procrastination itself..." ~ keepinspiring.me/procrastination

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Crabbypants

Daily Draw: Guardians of Wisdom ~ 5 of Wands/Clubs

It can't just be the heat, half the world is sliding into fall and winter, but the online groups I'm a part of (quilting and tarot) seem to be exceptionally crabby.

As someone who is often impatient and on the prod, this card reminds me to not make fire in the first place is better, way better, than starting or fanning. I know that. And I'm not. But gee people seem grumpy this month.

"The crabby little girls of today are the crabby old women of tomorrow" ~ Charles M. Schulz 1922-2000   The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 7: 1963-1964

Monday, July 27, 2015

Whatdidyousay?

Daily Draw: Guardians of Wisdom ~ Moon/Communication

Dreams and intuition. I had an opportunity to give a reading for an acquaintance yesterday. It was meant to be an exchange using tea leaves, but I went to the Ron Weasley School of Divination and got squat. Then I tried Russian Sage buds, squat also, so caved and went with this deck.

On reflection the Russian Sage buds well mimicked the reading that came out. A lot of things are like that, we know what we know once we know it.  I should try reading for others more often, I forget how much fun it is.

"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." ~ George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Easy Money Free Money

Daily Draw: Guardians Of Wisdom Deck ~ 10 of Coins/Diamonds

If I believed in fortune telling this would sure be a neat card to receive. I lived just across the river in Oregon when Washington state began selling lottery tickets in 1982. Forty-three states now have lotteries but it was a fun new novelty then.  Every morning one of our customers would come by and pick up some of our hard earned dollars, wag them across the river, and come back with a fist full of lottery tickets. There weren't any winners of course, but we'd shriek if we got a three dollar hit anyway.

I'm reminded by this card, I know two people with a gambling addiction. born of Indian casinos, not scratch tickets, but it comes to the same thing, both have nothing left but the clothes they stand in. Easy money free money? Hardly, I figured out way back in 1982 gambling was a suckers game and nothing I've seen since has altered that opinion.

"I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure and losing a hundred dollars pisses me off." ~ Alex Trebek 1940-

Guardians of Wisdom, subtitled Universal Power Cards.
Art by Emy Ledbetter, words by Todd Hershey, no companion book with this set but it comes with seven extra cards, four with the story behind the deck and three with spreads suggested for use with the deck. The entire deck is designed to use both upright and reversed card positions. Printed by Carta Mundi, 2000.
The suits are:
Swords as spades, in the Ancient Asian category
Cups as hearts, in the Goddess category
Wands as clubs, in the Angel category
Coins as diamonds, in the Native American category
Majors are marked with a triangle and are the Universal Guardians group.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Anima mundi

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ 8 of Cups/Soul

From the book: Spirit of the Soul: a shaman beats a drum to evoke a spirit in obsessive search for response.

The closest thing to a soul that I believe in is the hive mind, how enough people all over the world build on the same idea, come to like conclusions, at the same general time. Do I believe we have a soul, without which we die? Carpola. It has been decreed animals don't have one. I say again, Carpola. Either everything has it or nothing. My money is on nothing.

"You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.” ~ C.S. Lewis 1898-1963

Friday, July 24, 2015

Getting There

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Death

I fear death not at all. Not afraid to be there.

Hugely afraid of the getting there. The process of dying...there are so many bad ways to go.

"We just did an awesome job of not dying." ~ John Green 1977-  Let It Snow

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Union

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Lovers/Union

Renamed Union, this card covers more than mate, it includes choice, luck, destiny, contract.

I'm reminded by this card, a long standing union can cover all those options at some point. The actuality and experience of loving is a constantly moving target, endlessly interesting and worth the effort.

"In all human affairs there are efforts and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result". ~ James Allen 1855-1942)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pack Of Fools

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Fool

Incomprehensible being.

I made the mistake of checking my news page before I drew my card. I'm not sure I'm human the things people do surprises me so. It shouldn't, for I have no faith or regard for humans as a group, what a pack of Fools we are.

"Some say that the universe is made so that when we are about to understand it, it changes into something even more incomprehensible." ~ Douglas Adams 1952-2001

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Realign

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ 5 of Wands/Nature

The standard card is portrayed as sparring or negotiating or even community effort. This card sees the 5 as balance, the chance to change direction, even start over.

I get real tired of hearing myself natter on about being better, better than yesterday, better than my norm, but if I don't consciously try what and where will I be in a week? I shudder to think. I was better yesterday, kickstarted by the skull and truth. How can I not carry that through to today?

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." ~ Samuel Beckett 1906-1989