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Friday, April 18, 2014

Bounty

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ Queen of Coins

Lady of Bounty that I am...well really I'm just out of room...I've finally gotten around to flinging onto Craigslist the things from my friend's estate.

I'm reminded by this card we don't need to be rich to share our bounty, just grateful and willing to look around at what we do have and couple it with what someone else doesn't have. I've met the nicest people this week. One young man's high school friends shifted into high gear and raised the cash in four days to get the motorized wheelchair. I can hardly wait to meet him and see him get volocity going down the driveway! He got the deal of the century and I get some room and joy.

"A bone to the dog is not charity.  Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." ~ Jack London 1876-1916

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blindsided

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ 10 of Wands

This guy is so busy with his load of whatever he doesn't realize a whole set of new problems have sprung up and are now making a secondary set of shoots. Whew.

I'm reminded by this card you'd think it would be impossible for a thinking living human being to be blindsided by the obvious, but it happens all the time. Happened to me yesterday and I'm still trying to get my jaw off the floor. Life is so interesting, if you look around instead of down.

"Sometimes, she had discovered, you have to walk around the holes in your life, instead of falling into them." ~ Priscilla Cummings Blindsided

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Impasse

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ 5 of Wands

Wind-up toys don't have a brain,
they don't feel pain,
they just keep hitting the wall.

I'm reminded by this card you can't reason with demention. If they do understand by the time you turn around they've forgotten. It isn't mom's fault my key keeps going around and I keep hitting the wall. I sure can't seem to get shut your mouth, save your energy, through my brain. I've tried 'just for this hour'...but I forget. Am I on the slippery slope too?

"It is tedious when someone tells you that if you don't stop crying they will give you something to cry about, because if you are crying then you already have something to cry about, and so there is no reason for them to give you anything additional to cry about, thank you very much." ~ Lemony Snicket The Slippery Slope

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Way Or The Highway

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ Knight of Coins

The good son of the soil. Not everyone has the time and funds for a higher education. Not everyone needs it. There are people born to farming and livestock. Experience and common sense has brought him a sense of completion, but also a type of arrogance and narrow mindedness.

I'm reminded by this card we can learn something from everyone we meet, part of the fun side of life.

"Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge. Wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress." ~ Benjamin Disraeli 1803-1881

Monday, April 14, 2014

I'll Take The Bus

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ Chariot

Brunhilde has aggressively fought to reach her goals and rides in triumph. But triumph is always brief even though it is hard to believe in the glory of the moment.

I'm reminded of today's crop; the rich and/or famous because they are good, because they are bad, famous for being famous, or suddenly dead. Are the Vegas stages and daytime talk shows plentiful enough to host them all when time moves on and new faces are triumphant? When is the last time we saw Beaver Cleaver, Rosie O'Donnell, or Mary Tyler Moore, George Bush? Time moves on, taking us with it, but that Chariot ride is just a quick trip around the park for mortals, don't forget to celebrate. I'll take the bus, the ride lasts longer, all the more to savor what has turned out right.

"There are many who find a good alibi more attractive than an achievement, for an achievement does not settle anything permanently. When we have a valid alibi for not achieving anything we are fixed, so to speak, for life." ~ Eric Hoffer 1902-1983

Sunday, April 13, 2014

It's All In The Point Of View

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ 6 of Cups/Hearts

The pure joy of the nostalgia of childhood. My mother spends most of her time there, running through the Iowa corn fields, bringing in the cows, finding the eggs, the yellow school bus, a childhood of plenty and safety.

I'm reminded by this card mother was born in 1925 and now her most vivid memories take place during the great depression. Yet there is never a feeling of need or shortage. She started out with chamber pots, wood stoves, traveling by horse. There weren't any safety nets in place then, yet the depression barely touched them because as a farm family their self sufficient good life was the place many fell to, thinking they'd arrived at hell on earth.

"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land." ~ Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865

Enchanted Tarot, Published Eddison Sadd for St. Martin's Press 1990.
Art by Amy Zerner, Monte Farber 184 page hardcover book. Suits are given as Wands, Swords, Hearts, Pentacles.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunflowers

Daily Draw: Elemental Tarot ~ 3 of Wands

This card is all about positivity used creatively.

I'm reminded by the two sunflowers of how I've used them as an icon of health, in positive ways since I've had cancer. I read the idea in a book, to choose something personal that always uplifts, and it was a good suggestion. I've used these two today to power clean my office. Clean and tidy always results in creativity boosts for me.

"I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn't come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers." ~ Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890




Friday, April 11, 2014

The Moat Is Filling

Daily Draw: Elemental Tarot ~ 4 of Cups

Ahh, she seems serene and confident within her moat. But we can see the water rising and so does her little-me.

Mother took another step into dementia's maw yesterday evening and while she took it calmly at the moment she spent the next 12 hours in emotional and physical uproar. I'm reminded by this card dealing with dementia is a hands on close up situation, but it also requires mentally stepping back for a good over-view to see if something actually triggered the step or if it will be a true slide.

"He who would be serene and pure needs but on thing, detachment" ~ Meister Eckhart

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sometimes

Daily Draw: Elemental Tarot ~ Wheel

Does something speed and slow the wheel as this card shows?
Can anyone be warned off the path of the Wheel?
Is it even possible to get off the path?
Is something outside yourself the control and the uncontrollable?

Sometimes.
Sometimes.
Possibly. We seldom see the bus that hits us.
Sometimes. Interact with life and the wheel is always there.

"A little rudeness and disrespect can elevate a meaningless interaction to a battle of wills and add drama to an otherwise dull day." ~ Bill Watterson 1958- Calvin and Hobbs

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ripples

Daily Draw: Elemental Tarot ~ 7 of Coins

I don't believe in fate, else why bother getting up in the morning. I do believe sometimes we are in the right place at the right time to allow some good to roll into our lives. Of course there is always the wrong place at the wrong time, but that is a card for a different day.

I'm reminded by this card the thing that luck brings us causes ripples, as does everything we do in life. A little wave action could be a pleasant thing today.

"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes:
chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire." ~ Aristotle 384-322 BC