Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tangled

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ 8 of Swords

Tangled in the minutiae.

So easy to get muddled up in the small stuff of life and forget to look up and track the big stuff.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Puff of Wind

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ 9 of Cups

Zillich equates this card with knowing and liking yourself and where you are, and also a sense of entitlement and arrogance.

I can understand that mix. I've worked hard to get to where I am today, mentally, physically, financially. I'm also oldish, weakish, tiredish. That is usually the price, because it takes a long time and a lot of sacrifice to get to the 9s.

I'm reminded by this card to encourage others struggling the same road, not sniff and walk off. To enjoy the bliss, never take what I have achieved for granted. It can all be gone in a puff of wind.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

An Upright Place

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ Hanged Man

"suffering leads to enlightenment"  Zillich

Also explosive anger.
Observation can lead to enlightenment.
Which can also lead to hubris and judging.
Suffering can teach humility and empathy.

Enlightenment, humility, empathy. An upright place to be.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Cry Off

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ Chariot

"A symbiosis of shell and driver rushing toward the sun"  Zillich

That pretty well sums up yesterday. We've looked forward to visiting Mississippi and Louisiana for three years.

Well we cry off. We can't take it. We are big fat northern crybabies, tucking tail and running from 98 degrees (the weatherman says "feels like 106") with 98% humidity.

"You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!" ~ Rudyard Kipling

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tenth Chance

Daily Draw: Zillich Tarot ~ Ace of Coins

A well grounded beginning in the material world. Education, experience, maturity, Then comes what we've learned and gained from the three suits that have gone before. Critical thinking, heartfelt interest, and get 'er done mind set.

Seems so straightforward. Amazing how many ways we can screw up. Fortunately there is always a second chance, and tenth. As long as we stay willing adaptable and open.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Possibilities

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ Star

"the inexhaustible possibilities of existence" Crowley

If we could remake ourselves, would we?
The first thing that comes to my mind is "what about all my stuff".

I'm still the person of 1970, 1990, only more so. To know what we'd renew as, we'd need to know what we aren't. This is a 'think all dayer' card of release, and renewal.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Happy

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ 4 of Cups

Pursuing happiness. It isn't likely to just fall in our lap. Or does it, and maybe we don't recognize it as being happy.

Small happys:
Shelling peas or snapping beans
needle and thread making stitches
My one cup of coffee
My two cups of tea
Being able to read books still, via Kindle app
If I wanted to I could call every single person I know
Honcho and Ash
Xavier and XingXing
Going on vacation
Getting back home
Electric light
Good sleep
I could go on all day. Happy is in the moment, joy is deeper and stays when happy is gone.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Bedevil The Light

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ Sun

Are we the hijacker of our personal light, of the world's light? Are we so undeserving that the minute that lightness comes near us we begin working against it?

Honestly. Humans. We are worthy. It isn't illegal to enjoy and appreciate goodness, funny, joy, anticipation, to 'have a nice day'.

I had a day in the light yesterday, but I kept dampening it by thinking how could I when children are incarcerated, when homes are abandoned, when families are killed by family.

None of that is my fault, nor could I possibly do anything to correct the ill of the world. But here I sit worrying over everything.  Hokey Smokes Bullwinkle. Humans.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Meant Well

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ 2 of Swords

Meant well.
I'd do it again.
So why stress over the results/fallout?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Choice Vs Surrender

Daily Draw: Thoth Tarot ~ 6 of Wands

Setbacks and persevering.
If it were easy everyone would do it.
In for the long haul.

I'm thinking Weight Watchers this morning, my current battle, but it applies to anything worth doing. There will be times when we think something is impossible and times when we wonder can it really be this easy.

One route to success is to recognise random and unexpected victories. This is probably where the crowded field of those who try and those who prevail part company. A matter of choice vs. surrender.