Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Dress

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ The Aeon

This card isn't the christianized Judgement card of the Rider-Waite card reader, but goes far beyond, when we learn something that deeply changes our perception.  Everywhere we stopped yesterday someone would hold up their phone and ask excitedly "what color is this dress?" I can see why it has become a sensation, because it makes us wonder what else do/did we see wrong or reversed or at odds with the world; while we trod along through life secure in the knowledge we are right and They are misguided idiots.

I'm reminded by this card what an amazing yank this exercise has been to those who stopped to think on it, to those of us that clearly saw white and gold, who would have been unshakable in that perception. What will surprise us today if we are open minded?

"Every man feels that perception gives him an invincible belief of the existence of that which he perceives; and that this belief is not the effect of reasoning, but the immediate consequence of perception." ~ Thomas Reid 1710-1796

Friday, February 27, 2015

They Can't Help Cowering

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

Futility of resistance, disorder and opposition. Discouragement.

I had a mammogram a few days ago. The radiologist called me yesterday and wanted me to come back in today for another, when he could be there to talk to me. That can't be good can it?
We are on the road honeymooning, so he settled for an 8:30 Tuesday meeting. Stubby and stretch are cowering...

"After all, if you do not resist the apparently inevitable, you will never know how inevitable the inevitable was." ~ Terry Eagleton 1942-

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ 10 of Coins

Everything on this card relates to Mercury. Why is over my head. But at the understandable base is wealth. Considerably more than needs require wealth. Which must be minded and monitored lest it disappear.

I'm reminded by this card the word wealth as related to tarot is a enormous umbrella covering our day to day work, rest, and health. Why is it that much of this is ill considered and squandered? We often work too hard, rest too little, only consider our bodies when we get the inevitable wake up call.

"Like a shadow, my FitBit is always on me." ~ Kristi Lundeen-Miller

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shall or Shant?

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ Strength/Lust

This card is based on the Apocalypse of St. John and as such includes just about everything except the proverbial kitchen sink.

I'm reminded by this card, today I'm allowed or directed to be boisterous. Shall I or shan't I?
Oddly enough, shant was first known in the 1600's, was a fairly popular word from the late 1930's to early 1950's. It's current popular usage is as a descriptor for an explosive bowel movement. Which brings us right back to Revelations.

"a lot of people are making a living—they've been making a living for 2,000 years—preaching that we're in the last days." ~ Charles M. Schulz 1922-2000  Charles M. Schulz: Conversations

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ Princess of Wands

Monday, February 23, 2015

Takes A Village

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ 3 of Cups

This card speaks of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades; the four months underworld and the return, accompanied by fertile spring. This Friday will mark five years of my own time in my own equivalent of a black underworld with fallow springs. I was no doubt close to the edge and only needed tipped to fall into the abyss of depression and it just happened the day of our 40th anniversary I got that push. Which sent me into a year of black rage. The second year I worked my way out of that rage, but into breast cancer, and yadayada through the rest of the hits that followed.

All that said, the upcoming anniversary is what triggered the (shocked) reminder of how long I've struggled with what some professionals label mental illness. In the last four months I have registered some improvement so perhaps what was once a 10 is now a 7. In this breaking spring, I too hope to realize fresh strong tendrils pulling me out of that black place and into the understanding arms of Persephone and Demeter. Bring it on...

"Demeter was the only one of the Greek goddesses who could truly empathize with the human experience of suffering and grief, having experienced it fully herself." ~

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Creative Fire

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ Ace of Wands

Wow. Look at that energy, the root energy of the rest of the deck. The Crown or Kether of the carved Tree of Life.

I'm reminded by this card of natural force energy versus ordered procedures. I can do as I'm instructed, it is part of life, but left to my own devices on a subject or task my first steps might appear wildly impractical, radically opposite, hopelessly entangled. But the end result will always stand out from those arrived at in an orderly manner. Not better...but certainly not pack think.

"The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it." ~  Herbert Marcuse 1898-1979

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Last Five Houses

Gong Hee Fot Choy + Tokai-53's/Hiroshige

Saturday Wish: Find new oracles, I think I have all the interesting ones already

House of Callers: King of Diamonds
Legal papers. A doctor or lawyer involved.

House of Gratitude: Jack of Spades
Compass thoughts: Trusted someone untrustworthy, or billing misunderstanding.

House of Inquirer: 10 of Spades
Sun. Real estate sells. (we will be putting our farm up for sale in a month or so)

House of Luck: King of Clubs
Vocation. Good luck rides with whatever the current project is.

House of Sun: Jack of Hearts
Popularity. Bright lights and sunshine (hopefully our honeymoon trip next week!)

 "The desire to know the future gnaws at our bones." ~  Pamela Freeman   Blood Ties

It has been fun learning this system, and doing fortune telling for a change of pace. I will check back to these cards occasionally and see how I fare. Several have come true already.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Smooth Sailing

Gong Hee Fot Choy + Tokai-53's/Hiroshige

Friday Wish: Smooth Sailing

House of Death: 10 of Diamonds
Money. Saved the expense of caring for someone. (kind of rude putting it so, but it was very expensive having mother here)

House of Undertaking: Ace of Diamonds
New undertaking. New will prosper, present work will be successful. (I really am getting geared up to do something  new)

House of Achievements: 10 of Clubs
Journey. Success in public writing. (Blog? I write it just for me, even so Quirkeries has had a quarter million visitors)

House of Inheritance: 8 of Clubs
Achievement. Bonus or shares. (I think TSCO is close to stock split again)

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." ~ Salvador DalĂ­ 1904-1989

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Year Of The Sheep ~ 4713

Gong Hee Fot Choy + Tokai-53's/Hiroshige

Thursday Wish: A better handle on grief

House of Seasons: 9 of Hearts
The wish. Takes time to actualize

House of Friends: Queen of Diamonds
Seasons. A wealthy friend who provides good advice and benefits (((Theresa)))

House of Gifts: Ace of Spades
Death. Short speak? Regifting (yes, I've done it)

House of Letters: 9 of Spades
Disappointment. Lost mail, or not hearing. (Kreth's family didn't tell me when she died)

House of Trouble: Queen of Hearts
Friends. Will aid a friend in trouble.

"I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien 1892-1973