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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Home

Daily Draw: Thousand and One Nights Tarot ~ 4 of Wands

Does this look idyllic? I should say so. The few times I've toured grand homes I've been gobstopped by the style and beauty. And to think many of those people had second and third homes. The idea of just shopping for stuff to fill them makes me tired.


I'm reminded by this card home is in the mind and heart, and we each have a different vision and need. I love my funny old A-frame even if it doesn't have much storage space, it shouts home to me even snow and ice topped.


"I live in my own little world. But its ok, they know me here." ~ Lauren Myracle 1969-

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Rose The Tree

Daily Draw: Thousand and One Nights Tarot ~ Wheel

The wheel, the rose, the tree.

I'm reminded by this card what seems long lasting is more likely only momentary. If it's good savor it, if it's bad it too will pass.

"Carpe diem." ~ Horace 65 BC-8 BC

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shadow Life vs Lived Life

Daily Draw: Thousand and One Nights Tarot ~ Page of Cups

He is perusing a manuscript, there is a closed box with potential treasures, a book that is normally locked, and a vista leading to all the wonders of the world.

I'm reminded by this card, it isn't necessary to learn everything the hard way, a little preparation when possible can sweeten life's journey exponentially. The key is to avoid confusing living vicariously vs living by doing.

"Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience." ~ Albert Bandura 1925-

Sunday, November 23, 2014

People Watching

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Thousand and One Nights ~ Page of Swords

He is watching two men eating and drinking, the elder man does not have a turban and seems to be doing the talking. The problem with the image is the talkers are behind closed doors and the watcher is sitting in a tree peering through a window.

I'm reminded by this card people-watching is one of the best free hobbies going; airports, Ikea, restaurants, anywhere people congregate. But hiding and listening? Crossed the line buddy, that is why you are a Knave rather than a Knight.

"Cheaters never prosper." Tim Conway 1933- as Ensign Parker

This visually stunning deck is from Lo Scarabeo 2005, art by Leon Carre (1888-1942). Based on the collection of Ancient Eastern Stories and Fables (also known as the Arabian Knights) the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the fourteenth century, although scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800–900. There is no associated deck book.
The original art by Leon Carre was painted in miniature for an edition of Sir Richard Burton's late nineteenth century translation of these stories. It was published in twelve volumes in the1920s. Assouline Publishing has now printed an abridged version of this masterpiece.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Setting An Example

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Freya

Freya, Valkyrie goddess of war, wealth, sex, and fertility, lover of material things. Often paying with her body for things that couldn't be purchased for money. Is that lowering standards or thinking laterally?

I'm reminded by this card of shaped thinking. I've never been hungry, living on the streets. I've never been a prisoner of some old mens war. I've never been offered the option of either or. I've never had to pay Rob for something I needed or wanted. I'm a white woman with many skills in a free country. So why do I feel brainwashed someones sex life anywhere outside the marriage bed is a capital s Sin or any of my business at all? The older I get the more often I wish I'd been trained in simple ethics rather than the channeled ethics of religion. I know of no religious laws that haven't been broken by those who command them which in my mind negates anything they represent.

"I'm not young enough to know everything." ~ J.M. Barrie 1860-1937  The Admirable Crichton, Act I

Friday, November 21, 2014

Forward Is Good

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ First Quarter Waxing Moon

Stability. It can also mean stasis. At this point something needs to be encouraged or pushed and occasionally calls for ruthlessness.

I can jerk something by the roots right out of my life and never look back. If I do feel a backward pull, I redouble my progress. I'm reminded by this card not everyone can do that, it is no doubt a good thing. we would likely spend our time looking over our shoulder for the ax rather than forward.

"The concept of stasis allows time to stand still." ~  La  Monte Young 1935-

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The High Life

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Hera

Hera, goddess of women, marriage, and maternity, married to Zeus, a god with zero intention and understanding of fidelity. He beat, bound, and hung her from the sky when she revolted. Her reaction to those females and offspring of his chronic philandering was to treat them to death.

Ah, the high life of the gods. Sounds like any soap opera or talk show guest doesn't it. It's always been there, it never changes, makes me wonder if it isn't hardwired into some people who manage to blunder in to each other and begin a fresh new cycle.

"The tombstone over the grave of the conscience always reads Human Nature" ~ Stefan Molyneux 1966-

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Completion

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Full Moon in Air

Completion or outcome from current project, projection favorable.

We are having our bathroom shower refitted this week. As always when we have to hire something done, we wonder how anything gets competed at all...but this is a promising card, I'll restart my enthusiasm.

"Dimidium facti qui coepit habet" ~ Horace 65 BC- 8 BC


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Impulse

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Crescent Waxing Fire Moon

The Moon is aligned in Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

Go for it, simple as that.

"Impulse without reason is not enough, and reason without impulse is a poor makeshift."  ~ William James 1842-1910

Monday, November 17, 2014

When I Was A Child

Daily Draw: Moon Oracle ~ Black Moon Earth

Slowed progress on all fronts, self discipline, frugality, use and finish what you already have.

Such good advice, and late coming. Too many flush years when new and shiny and consumerism was encouraged and instant gratification was key.  I'm reminded by this card of my glass jars of buttons. Not collectible fancies, but shirt and blouse buttons, gathered in  grandmother's button box when clothing was no longer reparable. Ask the next fifty people you meet if they save buttons. I'm reminded by this card a shirt or blouse will wear for many years. Today's consumers donate them early on and purchase new ones. A microcosm of our economy, not a clue about living in dark moon.

"Rags were precious, to be used, spread with mentholatum, to wrap sore throats; or to make rag rugs; better cloth was cut up and used for quilt squares. Printed chicken feed sacks became skirts, flour sacks became underwear. The phrase "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without" was a household aphorism." ~ Judy Busk Legacy of the Great Depression