Sunday, July 20, 2014


Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ 5 of Coins

Smudging with cedar or sweet grass can be a way to rid ourselves of something we can't throw away physically. I had this house smudged about six months after we moved in.
In this image the smudge stick has become a Fire Dance, done at full moon and a powerful banisher because the intent is accomplished to the accompaniment of so much physical effort.

I'm reminded by this 5 of Coins being financially poor is far from the only hardships the standard (two ragged figures huddled in snow) 5 of Coins portrays. Broken spirit, broken health, broken heart are forms of  personal impoverishment.

"You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand." ~ Woodrow T. Wilson 1856-1924

The deck this week is Native American Tarot, art by Sergio Tisselli, published 2004 by Lo Scarabeo


  1. I think personal impoverishment is often harder to heal than financial problems.

  2. Yes but a broken heart or a broken spirit an be healed with things like smudging and a lot of love and time and it doesn't have to cost a dime


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