Thursday, November 26, 2015

Intellectual Low Point

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ 10 of Swords

The deck artist Harris wrote "I have done the 10 of Swords and promptly Russia takes up arms". Apparently if I won't deal with Death, than I can deal with the 10 of Swords. Tarot's little joke.

This card is the intellectual low point. We can't see a way out, no one else can see a way in. The day I threw my anti-depressants in the toilet was such a day. It wasn't triumph of success, it was terror. I was so drugged I could barely put a sentence together. I was blacking out. Ways to suicide was my little mental exercise hobby, a down side of being an info-junkie. After two years it was obvious even to me that wasn't the road to better.

"My land is bare of chattering folk;
the clouds are low along the ridges,
and sweet's the air with curly smoke
from all my burning bridges." ~ Dorothy Parker 1893-1967

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ Death

For today I say pffft on Death. Not having Death, too final, not having Renewal, too much work...

"Hungry Joe collected lists of fatal diseases and arranged them in alphabetical order so that he could put his finger without delay on any one he wanted to worry about." ~ Joseph Heller 1923-1999

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Potential Unrealized

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ Prince of Swords

Thoughts without action, potential unrealized. Sadly, how I view  those I'd like to help the most.

We are formulating our wills. Many people I have known, won't make their will because they are discouraged in the way their children handle their finances. I used to wonder why elders with more than enough for themselves seldom give their children extra money.  Last time I looked a parent could give a child $12.000.00 a year without the child being required to pay income tax on the sum.
But then they will the entire lot to them. Is it the 'I can't see it so it can't bother me' syndrome?  We never had children, so ours gets a little more ticklish.  Know any good causes where the donations don't go into the director's big pockets?  I'd like our estate to have potential, unlike this Prince.

"When you have told anyone you have left him a legacy, the only decent thing to do is die at once" ~ Samuel Butler 1835-1902

Monday, November 23, 2015


Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ 2 of Coins

Yo-yoing. This is most commonly heard now in relation to gaining and losing weight, but thinking about it, it also relates to life over time...for me anyway.

Healthy and not. Comfortable and strapped. House from hell, good house. Joy and sorrow.  I'm reminded by this card of balance, just how difficult that can be.

"Life is like a yo-yo. Sometimes you are up, and sometimes you just get tangled in the string"  Unknown

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Unfettered Mind

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ Ace of  Swords

We can resist life, we can accept life, or we can pick up the mental Sword and fight for the life we want and need.

I'm reminded by the rather grim suit of Swords, life does drop us in the carpola fairly often. What we make of that, and how we choose to fight is not written in our DNA.  We aren't dandelion fluff floating to wherever, we have minds and will and independent thought.

"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking." ~ A.A. Milne 1882-1956  War With Honour

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ Sun

The Sun tweaks a scientific turn today, wondering if our sun rotates a bigger sun. Not something current knowledge thinks probable, but the Sun, with our own solar system rotates through the Milky Way each 270 million years. Which led to the thought, surely our star system must change also.  Yes. Over a fleeting 10,000 years we will be able to note the recent, relatively speaking,  changes with out aid of telescopes.

I care not if humanoids remain in any form by then, but it makes me rather melancholy that the placement of amazing structures of the ancients to track the timing of equinox and solstice will also be moot. I'm reminded by this card of how slowly but finely the wheel of time grinds.

"Astronomy is the only progressive Science which the ancient world produced." ~ William Whewell 1794-1866

Friday, November 20, 2015

Man Handy

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ Prince of Coins

DuQuettte suggests this Taurus Prince could be the ultimate handyman. Somewhere in the recesses of my mind I hear someone asking "would you prefer a handyman or a man handy?". I still don't know my own answer.

Or perhaps the answer is both. Or none. I'm reminded by this card we seldom pick partners based on anything other than initial attraction. And how impossible we are to please while being so easily satisfied. Humans...endlessly interesting.

"Repairing the world one light bulb at a time." ~ Handyman jingle

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ Fool

Earth, Air, Water, Fire. At their best.

I'm reminded by this card life always holds the potential of the Fool card. From birth to death bed, all experiences offer expansion of intellect and character.

"Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect." ~ Leonardo da Vinci  1452-1519

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ 5 of Swords

Despair. The dark depths of the four elements, earth wind fire water.

I see this dark card and wonder if I'll be able to see it a year from now. Each day in every way I see how my vision is failing. If my eyes are open the truth is unavoidable. But to put a positive spin on petty despair, this would wake up my FitBit...Beep Baseball, who knew?

"Hakuna Matata."

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ 6 of Cups

Dance for joy.

If we can't, sometimes fake it until we make it is a permissible substitute. And a little lipstick never hurts...

"Remain calm, all is well." ~  Kevin Bacon  Animal House