Friday, July 21, 2017

Turncoat

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

Daring, undercover, impulsive, detective style actions.
To view this character as just 'sneaky' limits us from grasping both sides of the story.

Are traitors also heros? Of course, depending on which side has them. Turncoats, or just someone coming to their senses? Who decides who our 'enemy' is? Those with a hand glued to the cookie jar.  Even the worst of the worst in my personal experience, traitor to me, certainly aren't seen as traitors to the someone else. Dizzy-making thoughts, good to chew over in the course of my day.

Is Mt. Rushmore a travesty or America's greatest monument? Is it art or is it all ego? Do a few chips of rock matter to the mountain? I'd consider those behind the creation to be traitors to ecology and nature. Do those hordes who stop to view it and buy a bucket of China made souvenirs from the gift shop ever think "why? what were they thinking?".

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Move It Or Lose It

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 4 of Cups

I wish I was anywhere but here
I'm so homesick I could cry
What was I thinking
I thought this was going to be more fun
I'll wait ten more minutes, no more
Pounds mouse like that will help
I'll wait ten more minutes...

Any number of moods or situations can trigger this feeling. The cup we have our back to promises, as always, good bad or indifferent, this too will change.  What we do with those minutes while we are waiting, is what makes or breaks the value of our day. Move it or lose it...

I'm waiting for deck photos to upload to eBay...tick tick tick. I could shoot my internet connection in the eye. Playing with my kittens will be better use of time.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Quick Enough

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ High Priestess

"A fire burns in Sybil's tripod where she sees the Fool's past,  present, future." Steventon

'Past Present Future' is a common quick spread for a reading
along with 'Wants-Bridge-Needs', 'Don't do-Do do', (I did that one once before I drove over to the casino for lunch, don't gamble was the answer). 'Advice-Outcome-Solution' is another, 'Problem-What hinders-What helps' is a good one.

There are still fortune tellers around, always will be I expect; people want to believe someone can tell if there is a dark handsome cab driver in their future. If someone could really tell the future they'd be lottery winners rather than eking out a living in a dingy storefront.

I prefer the queries like above, using the cards to work out a clearer or different viewpoint toward understanding ourselves. Whatever the future holds will get here quick enough.

Most people who wouldn't touch the cards with a ten foot pole, have probably done all this type of readings, they have just done it with paper pencil, and pros and cons. Not nearly as much fun though.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Expansion

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 3 of Wands

Opportunity to expand.

In business I was too cheap or too scared to expand
In a good marriage love always expands
Paperwork will expand to fill the space it is in
Tasks take all the time on offer

I'd like to expand my brain power
I'd like to expand how long kittens stay kittens.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Stuck

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ Hanged Man

Suspended in time.

Spring days, stuck in classroom
Stuck in traffic.
Stuck in traffic behind a silage wagon
 It is all relative isn't it

Sunday, July 16, 2017

In The Back

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 10 of Swords

Many versions of this card have the figure face down on the ground and the swords give the appearance of having fallen out of a sword tree, wrong place at the wrong time. This figure is running, and the swords are being thrown from behind her back.

Why do we hurt the ones we love the most?


Saturday, July 15, 2017

ByeBye 365

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese ~ Ace of Swords

With the Aces we have the complete potential of the suit unknown. Loss and gain, pain and healing, action and inaction, remembrance and forgetting.

I'm reminded by this card, this last week I've been doing clean-up for the 365 quilt, nothing left but the hand assembly. Breaking down the scraps, refolding and putting away the larger pieces of fabric.

Scrubbing off the cutting table, cleaning the millions of thread ends from everywhere, emptying the ort jar, giving the sewing machine a good going over and new needle, running the vacuum, washing the ironing board cover, cleaning the iron soleplate, rolling the lint roller over the working wall, putting a new rotary cutter blade in, filling bobbins...

All of this ending makes room for the beginning Ace, a recycled shirts quilt. Deboning the  clean shirts of their seams buttons pockets, collars, cuffs (Goodwill Outlet Store dollar a pound). Neatly folded into color families, pulling back out the shades I want (blue orange yellow black) starching cutting...
Every ending is a beginning, just the way I like it.

Friday, July 14, 2017

In For A Penny

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemotese ~ Ace of Coins

Do you pick up pennies?  Some throw them on the floor or ground when gotten in change. My nation has debated removing them from circulation, I understand they are more expensive to mint than their actual monetary value.

I'm reminded by this coin my search for Alessandro Viassone led me circuitously around the net, finally deviously depositing me at Ebay thinking about putting Minchiate decks on my watch list. I snatched my one acquisitive brain cell back from the brink in time to regain my senses, having learned little about Viassone and having misspent my meager pennies worth of online time foolishly.

And yes, I always pick up a penny.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Daylight is Burning...

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemotese ~ 6 of Swords

Moving on, for better or worse. I have a bright orange tabby kitten in my lap and a long hair tortoiseshell kitten on my shoulder. I'm still in my jammies, physical comfort food. My morning cuppa is in a favorite mug, although a tiny torty kitten with great big feet has been in it...I just made my final goodbye post to my closing tarot forum.












I'm in the boat, I'm moving to a new tarot home. I've bumped against the shore at Tarot, Tea, and Me. I'm out of the boat. Enough drama queen, daylight is burning, get on with it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Just Wondering

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese ~ Knight of Coins

Ready to go forward with talent and experience.

I'm reminded by this card to wonder just how many people go forward based on their first paycheck job? Danny started as a grocery box boy, worked up to produce manager, and on to store manager, where he retired, from the same store that provided his first paycheck.

I moved from coffee shop waitress at that same store, to a more upscale restaurant, to a really nice Armenian restaurant when we moved to Portland, then to one owned by Lebanese.  I thought working for both families as pretty exotic. I wonder if I'd even apply today. Is my mind permanently bent from world news?