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Friday, April 21, 2017

Preppers

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle ~ Power of the Small

Hexagram 9
Imprudent to force change, avoid despair
Depend on intuition, be devoted to the truth
Let go of anxiety, doubt, strategies of the ego
Remain detached, maintain gentleness and dignity
Abide by proper principles, share with others
Move forward cautiously and conscientiously

I think there have always been preppers, and certainly post WWI and WWII and the red menace of the 1950s and 1960s when long term food storage became possible. Is their attitude and actions strengthened by associating with other preppers? Or by associating true conditions with practical need?

Did you know you can start fire with a few shreds of steel wool and the contact end of a battery? I'm reminded by this card the world is stuffed with people who will happily take whatever they want, leaving preppers on the curb gnawing on their boot leather.

"The thing about madness was, it just took so damn much energy, and it was so thoroughly tedious in the meantime." ~ Laurie R. King 1954-

Thursday, April 20, 2017

That Chiquita Sticker

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle ~ Arousing

Hexagram 51
Shock frightens us, our assumption is it is always bad
Do not resist the unpleasant circumstances
Do not allow shock to propel you into negative conduct
Mired in resistance, living in ego
Repeated shocks occur, quiet is a refuge
Engaging invites disaster.

This hexagram needs to be pasted to my forehead
How could I possibly engage a world governed by madmen.
How can my grief matter against a world filled with grief, how could my resistance possibly matter. Some time chatting with my little girls may be in order.

My banty rooster Peanut, about four inches, he grew to an enormous six or seven inches, and is impeccable in his rooster duty. He also prefers his women larger than himself. Perhaps there is a lesson in that.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nope No Nada

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle Dispersion

Hexagram 59
Heal misunderstandings
Hold a moderate view of others
Dissolve grievances and unstructure your attitude
Sacrifice the attitude or short term goal
Gather around a positive ideal
Focus on the positive, neutral, calm

Ain't happening here. They started it.....
Funny how I view my life as a positive,
and can be totally negative in one respect.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Untoxic

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle ~ Decrease

Hexagram 41
Give aid to others
Truly help others
Relinquish the inferior, replace with superior
Cultivate innocence
Follow the good at every turn
Be still, be generous

Good advice all. I see the words I read the words
yet within my footprint I'm doing none of this.
At the moment it is all about me and being frightened.

A million people will die tomorrow, I doubt I'll be one of them. I need to untoxic my brain, too much carpola floating at the top. Can it be done? According to Hexagram 41, yes.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

8-Bit

Daily Pick: 8-Bit Tarot ~ Moon

Art based on arcade games.  What more is there to say at the end of Moon week? If you can think it, you can take tarot's iconic images and do it.

I'm reminded by this card not every idea is worth birthing unless as an amusing exercise akin to sheep jumping the shark, somewhere between waking and dreaming.

"Jump the shark. Reach a point at which far-fetched events are included merely for the sake of novelty, indicative of a decline in quality." (origin from Happy Days with Fonzie on skis in his leather jacket)

"Sometimes they are so busy knowing they could, they forget to wonder if they should." ~ Jeff Goldblum 1952-   Jurassic Park

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cry Baby

Daily Pick: Japaridze Tarot ~ Moon

The moon card says something in our dark side is up and active.

I'm reminded by this tethered eyeball, I cried yesterday, for the first time since I was diagnosed with a disease of the retina, MacTel 2. Which tells something about me...I cry when I'm furious, not when I'm sad.

I see what you see, I just see it bent. I'm fortunate and thankful to see what I do. The bigger problem is the depth perception. The eye of a needle is bent to the left. There can be two or three thread ends. Eyeglasses on, headband magnifiers on, looking through a magnifying glass...nose to the project, I depend on luck. Sometimes it takes five minutes of trying to get lucky when needle, needle threader, and thread come together.

In webspeak this is TMI Too much information. Just having a whine. And this moon card reminds me, I'm glad I didn't buy this deck, I'd really be whining.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Oddball Suits

Daily Pick: Halloween Tarot ~ Moon

This deck did three weeks service here in 2007, 2008, 2009. Where did it go wrong, that it was no longer worth keeping? Suits.

I'm reminded by this card, this deck is the reason I drew a line in the sand, refusing to use oddball suit names on the blog. If I do a search for Knight of Swords, I want all those posts to come up. I've relented enough to now list the silly names along with my searchable four. Funny how we see our movement on a path in hindsight. Some times it is a revelation, sometimes we wonder what took us so long to "get it".

Sing a song of silly suit names... Bats, Imps, Pumpkins, Ghosts

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Revenge

Daily Pick: Hermetic Tarot ~ Moon

 "As a Golden Dawn study deck, the card images are fundamentally focused on alchemical and astrological references such as the decans in the Minor Arcana, with the deck outfitted for theurgy." Benebell Wen

I hear it, but I don't understand it...I didn't keep this deck long although I just checked and did blog with it in 2009. Perhaps it falls in the All Corn, All The Time compartment of my brain.

I'm reminded by this card, yesterday's made me feel claustrophobic, reading this one feels like a Travis McGee revenge for not being very bright.

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Claustrophobia

Daily Pick: Royal Thai Tarot ~ Moon

"The Royal Thai Tarot has been created for fortune-telling by Sungkom Horharin. The authentic artwork (limited to the major and court cards) has been created by Thai artists and honors the art, culture, history and religion of Thailand." Kate Hill, Aeclectic Tarot

Para Rahu. Who  covers the Sun then spits it back out, explaining eclipses. Black food is offered to appease this god and ward off bad luck.

I'm reminded by Rahu, superstition/religion around the world is much like kindergarten. Where we learn about pecking order, worshiping the biggest kid, counting ourselves safe, right before we get creamed. Does faith really offer comfort? I prefer reality, it gives  me something to fight. The thought of hiding in a foxhole gives me claustrophobia, I'd rather moon the lot of them.

“The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses." ~ Francis Bacon, Sr.  1561-1626

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pisces Made Me Do It

Daily Pick: Golden Thread Tarot ~ Moon

"Golden Thread Tarot started out as a simple illustration project where I illustrated a card each day. I chose what to design by pulling a random card in the morning. This deck is the product of that project." Tina Gong, Artist

I don't own this deck, I pulled the image off the web because I liked the deck name. Searching for her thoughts on her moon card, within a few minutes I found the information below on various websites.

Self described: Professional Creepster. General shenanigans starter. Product designer and illustrator. Pea and Llama enthusiast. Awkward as Shit. Pokemon Master. Milkmusket. Thistleweeds. And the deck is made from recycled plastic, I'd love to see how it shuffles.

I don't know if this post says more about me or her. But the Moon would have us look within ourselves for the What Why Who Where How of our immediate concerns.  I  know squat about astrology and most everything else...perhaps today Pisces reveals all I need to know.

Strengths: Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical
Weaknesses: Fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tongue In Cheek


Daily Pick: Herbal Tarot ~ Moon

Art by Candice Cantin under the direction of herbalist Michael Tierra.
Each card represents a different medicinal herb based upon intuition, astrological and energetic values. (US Games)

I'm reminded by WebMD this mint family plant is reputed as a treatment for nearly everything, including flatulence and dementia.

I'm reminded by Tarot.com every single Moon card  means "we dream and go into trance, have visions and receive insights, wash in and out with the psychic tides, and experience deep mystical and/or terrifying realities beyond our ordinary senses."

I'm reminded by this card, tarot cards, the bibles of the world, and medicine can be interpreted to mean anything we want.  Finding the truth requires turning the brain on.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Cannibalistic

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese Tarot ~ 10 of Coins

Past the 'pull by date? Or, reaching the place in life or commerce, where keeping all the coins in the air is the job.

I'm reminded by this card, it has taken 50 minutes to write this post. Success, a symbiotic arrangement, usually cannibalistic.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Grunts

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese Tarot ~ 3 of Coins

Pulling it all together requires direction and teamwork.

I'm reminded by this card of the woodworking, rock and gem, survivors, cosmetologist,  china painting, fly fishing etc shows, and the attendent merchant malls I've taken in. Licensing exams, public transportation, schools, concerts, funerals... To mount a show of any kind needs planning, coordination, and most of all, the smiling grunts. Where would we be without us? Today it is quilt show!

"The flight attendants on WestJet got the two sides of the plane to have a competition that involved unrolling and passing a roll of toilet paper to the back while the person in the front held the tail end. If the paper broke, you had to start again. Whichever side finished first got to deplane first."  Meyer

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dramatic

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese Tarot~ 6 of Wands

 Good stewardship = dramatic results.

I'm reminded by this card, dramatic isn't a guarantee for good. How many times have I gotten the pie in the face even with best intentions, hard work, nose to the grindstone, time is money, shoulder to the wheel, feet on the ground, head on shoulder facing forward, eye on the ball.

"Keep your nose to the wheel and your shoulder to the grindstone and you'll end up with a hunched back and a flat face." ~ unknown

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Which Why

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese Tarot ~ Pips

If you were playing a hard-nose game of Tarocco in 1517 would you know which pip was sword and which wand? Is it consistent across all pip decks, straight and curved?

I'm reminded by these cards, while sorting the deck by suit, because I didn't remember,  I've forgotten which card was my draw. Does it matter? Don't know. Why are three aces elegant and the Wand the dolt in the corner?

Wands are carried, Swords are wielded. Swords are brains and Wands brawn, like right click and left click on a computer mouse. My card must have been an eight, understanding and undertaking.

I think...curved is Sword, straight is Wand. Insight welcome. As an aside it has only taken me eighty minutes to write/erase/write this post. Definitely was an eight of something.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Pale Male

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese Tarot ~ Ace of Swords

A sideslip into symbology of red feathers led me to Pale Male,
the New York central park red-tailed hawk, far more interesting than good fortune good health yada yada.



I'm reminded by this card to look past static meanings, keeping a hawk eye out for health and fortune where least expected.

"My jaw dropped open. “Holy crows…”
“There’s a couple of eagles mixed in there,” Luke commented.
“And a few hawks,” Aiden added.
I rolled my eyes. “Okay. Holy birds of prey! Is that better?”
“Much,” Aiden murmured." ~ Jennifer L. Armentrout 1980-

Monday, April 3, 2017

Too Much

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese Tarot ~ 7 of Cups

In the Thoth system this card is Debauch.
In the Waite system , at root, too many choices
Mather's Marseilles can be read as Reflection, Projection

I'm reminded by this card, right now I have too many choices for doctors. Other lands can only wish they had a health system like ours. Doctors when needed, at appointments that work for the patient. Amazing. Reversed card? Too many choices for doctors...you can make yourself sick thinking up acres of illness in which to wallow.

"We should try and have a stable mental state." ~ Dalai Lama 1935-

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Careening Chariot

Daily Draw: Tarocco Piemontese ~ Chariot/Il Carro

The path. How do we possible chart what thought or movement leads to something totally unrelated years down the line? My interest in the cards goes back to 'learn something new' each year. A random look at what Barnes & Noble University was offering. Ah..much to learn about the history and symbology, a meaty subject, I'm in.

I'm reminded by my mental Il Carro + time + the three years I spent caring for my father-in-law as his mental chariot drew away at the speed of light. The only real constant in my life was my morning draw.

"But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near." ~  Andrew Marvell ~ 1621-1678

Friday, March 31, 2017

Nefandous

Daily: Words ~ Archaic

Back to books in my Amazon kindle app...I just finished The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith: The End Of The Story, which is oddly enough, the first collection, written between 1925-1930. Isn't the best book I've ever read, but I read every word. Because, yes, I'm a word junkie.

Especially special Clark Ashton Smith wordsmithing:
contradistinction
athwart
discried
riven
erubescent
acromalegy
allopath
thews
carycitides
trow
nefandous
aspergillus
scayrs
adamantine
telluric
lustrums
Some of these I knew, but I love being able to press the word and a dictionary definition pops up. In the case of this book the dictionary mostly came up with blank. A real contradistinction. All these words should have been included in a virtual dictionary. (flounces from the room)

    "Once, or maybe twice, in a lustrum,
         Too much wine puts me in a flustrum,
         And when I feel gaga,
         At the end of the saga
         I fall down face-first in Ligustrum" ~ Bard of Buffalo Bayou

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Rock Feet

Daily: Rock ~ Time

How long ago were these rocks buried one hundred miles below earth or ocean?
Were they boulders, or mountains,
or just sand, becoming?
Were they once wet and steaming,
or surrounded by ice and freezing?

Flat rocks warm on bare feet,
sharp gravel and no shoes, what was I thinking? I've washed my feet in glacier water, and didn't pause to wonder how far those pebbles were drug to get where I was standing.
I've picked up little pebbles and eventually bigger ideas; if I can lift it and get it to the vehicle before Rob catches me at it, it is mine, all mine, and it is under your seat so sit lightly.

"Life begets rock, rocks beget life." ~ Bob Hazen 1948-

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Lamprey Thoughts

Daily Draw: Druid Animal Oracle ~ Water Dragon

I find myself in the mythological world of giant lamprey, creatures who lie deep in lakes, ponds, wells. The point of the card being deeply held knowledge, potential false memory,  and interests we haven't a clue we are interested in until they show up in our life and door knocker our brain.

Books and eyesight for instance. I see what you see, except I see it crooked, with depth perception always waiting to pitch me sideways. With few exceptions I now read books on my kindle app, so peruse my daily BookBub for reading fodder. The point being exposure to acres of books I would not otherwise considered.

Some I've liked well enough to save for rereading.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Salt: A World History, Our Crime Was Being Jewish:, A Street Cat Named Bob, Ghosts in the Snow, Life on the Mississippi, Beyond the Glass Slipper: Ten Neglected Fairy Tales, Border Babes, Beaks, Bones and Bird Songs, Flatlander: The Collected Tales of Gil "The Arm" Hamilton, Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed:, Brother Hermitage - The Shorts, The Shotgun Arcana, The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms, to name a few. There are many others I've speed read in parts, a few I've deleted after reading a page or two.

I'm reminded by the little island behind the lamprey, of the second image, which resembles my own stomping grounds.  I'd like to be there with a quilt spread over the ground, and endless hamper of semi-healthy foods, and the books of the world, in my own little well of deep thoughts.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hope and Despair

Daily Draw: Druid Animal Oracle ~ Frog

The frogs have been singing here for weeks. Glorious sound. Many voices, seemingly able to all start and stop the same instant. At the farm I thought a cow was in distress because it's lowing went on and on. No. Bullfrog. Sometimes as big as a plate. We have frogs here no bigger than a thumbnail. With huge voices.

I'm reminded by this frog of this post. Is my dark outlook on life and world me in the well with the frog? Possibly...I hold no hope at all for our current civilization. Odd when I have such a rich and well lived life of  my own.

"Civilization is fragile and highly ambiguous.
To hope in ourselves would be a big gamble." ~ Christiaan Mostert   Hope: Challenging the Culture of Despair 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Swords Upon Swords

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ 2 of Swords

Release of aggression and conflict. Would you call the color of peace peach?
There was a time not so long ago, two or three groups could have a war and the rest of the world rolled along ignoring them, other than making money selling weapons to all sides.

I'm reminded by this card a war apart is no longer a viable option. Yes the old gray men are still providing weapons built on blood. No, I do not expect to see peace of any kind anywhere in my life. Now we can mount our computers and bully war anyone anytime. On the other hand, if I were inclined, and I'm not...I could make a quilt out of swords. I'm haven't a clue what minecraft
accomplishes, but I doubt it encourages peace.
Image result for sword partson

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wasn't Me

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ Dark Magician

This deck has two Mages, the Dunkle and the Helle. Both must have a system, the Helle is bright but perhaps more sleight of hand conscious. The Dunkle seems direct and simple.

I'm reminded by this card how darkness brings us in because it does seem the easy way. Note unseen in the dark, left bottom, ball and chain, right bottom, scepter. The easy gets convoluted quickly, yet it is all just us, putting our own power of thought and action in pretendy hands, somewhere we can lay blame and run away.

"Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas." ~ William S. Burroughs 1914-1997

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What Is Real

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

The Thoth title for this card is Futility, in the Golden Dawn, Unstable Effort. The center sword is being held back and distracted by the other swords, preventing clarity of thought.

I'm reminded by this card, in today's connected 24/7 world, we limit our ability to think straight. Inability to think in the 7 of Swords, inability to carry through in the 7 of Wands. What stress is real, and what is simply time suck?

"Question reality, especially if it contradicts the evidence of your hopes and dreams." ~ Robert Brault 1963-

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Worry Box Tres

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ 7 of Wands

The valor to stand for rights and opinions. And limits?

This card reminds me, in my country of freedoms, to cool my jets, stop racing the engine, don't sweat the small stuff...those freedoms apply to everyone and much of what we call stress is artificial.

Worry Box Uno

Monday, March 20, 2017

Who Is Driving The Bus?

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ High Priestess

Ruts and mindfulness yada yada. I've missed one point completely, the thing that has driven my life in every way for seven years.

This is the thirty-fifth time the High Priestess has been my daily card. And the first time she has managed to yank knowledge out of my brain and leave it squirming in the daylight. No wonder I'm wandering, lost-like. I've come to whatever I am when my brain is home and finds the lights back on. Will it jinx me to recognize depression isn't running the show?

"If you know, to recognize that you know, if you don't know, to realize that you don't know: That is knowledge." ~ Confucius  551-479 BC

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ruts and Routines

Daily Draw: PetraK Tarot ~ 4 of Swords

Who could say it better than the artist?
It is a picture of waiting and resting. Be patient, the right time has not come yet.

I'm reminded by this card of my impatience with ruts and routines.  This is how bad it is, I dusted our bedroom this morning. For something to do before I do all the things I normally do of a morning.

"Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy." ~ Henri de Lubac 1896-1991

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Derutting

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 6 of Coins/Earth

Dimmi: What can you give?

I've been thinking about the mental rut post. And ways to get out of it even when my pleasure is involved. My 2017 words, why not, and this card of giving, caused me to take an abrupt turn, and start my day in reverse.

I'm remind by this card and my propensity to run out of steam, no law says I have to start my day blogging. That started when I was a working and if I didn't do it early it didn't get done.  No law says I need to get to the laundry on Sundays. That task started when I had my beauty shop and Sunday was towel day.  I don't have to start with a piece of fruit, that dates back years when I was doing SparkPeople. Guess what. I'm starting with yogurt. When I get around to it.

I'm giving to myself today. But if I do the same again tomorrow is my new rut filling with footsteps? Being mindful I think is the key, rather than rote.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Honorific

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 2 of Swords/Air

Dimmi: Where is the balance of respect?

I know where this is with friends, my trouble is with people I don't know personally.

I'm reminded by this card to read the press with a grain of salt.
To read every review on Amazon with a grain of salt.
To read every magazine cover with a brick of salt.
To avoid mob mentality, even when it is the comfortable place.
The more I dislike someone the more I use their honorific lest I revert to the childish. Some days it is a hard slog yet respect for others is another form of self respect.

"Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows
with the ability to say no to oneself." ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel 1907-1972

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Compass

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 2 of Fire/Wands

Dimmi: What is attained here?
Image: Compass fixed to a star.

Odd how often we think we are zipping off in a fresh direction, with shiny new ideas, only to find we've simply deepened our own rut.

I'm reminded by this image I hate my mental rut.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Herd Bubbles

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Tarot ~ Page of Wands/Fire

Dimmi: What kindles your enthusiasm or passion?

Occasionally sipping the kool-ade of mob mentality, akin to telling our folks "but everyone is wearing/doing/going/buying".

I'm reminded by this card it never was everybody. It was a few vocal people all doing or talking or going or buying, so it seemed like everyone. I doubt I've grown out of that bubble potential, but now I avoid the vocal folk and so far it is working.

"Mankind think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one." ~ Charles Mackay 1814-1889

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Delve

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 4 of Swords/Air

Dimmi: What rest, space, or growing room is needed?

These look like disembodied arms at first glance but they are cupping the belly, like a woman pregnant or carrying a baby.

I'm reminded by this card, there is more to the story than what we glean superficially or supposing, if we'd slow down and delve.

"I suppose you think that persons who are as old as your father and myself are always thinking about very grave things, but I know that we are meditating the same old themes that we did when we were ten years old, only we go more gravely about it." ~ Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862)

Monday, March 13, 2017

365 Days

Daily Draw: Da Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 3 of Wands/Fire

Dimmi: What have you conceived? What is ready to be born?

This year I've taken on Kathryn Kerr's 365 quilt challenge. Not for the faint of heart! 3" blocks when sewn into the quilt,  with lots of pieces. I didn't conceive the idea, Kerr did.












I'm reminded by this card my conception of Kerr's challenge is so brilliant  weird different I can hardly believe I thought of it.  Well...we'll see at the end of the year if it was brilliant or different or a total cluster. One of the blocks this week had 42 pieces and took me 4.5 hours to complete.

"Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use." ~ Earl Nightingale 1921-1989

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Chain Gang

Daily Draw: Di Vinci Enigma Tarot ~ 7 of Swords/Air

Dimmi: What action needs taking?

Destroying mother's dementia persona in my mind. Breaking rocks in the hot sun on a chain gang would be easier.

I'm reminded by Di Vinci's study of the christ child, and the perception of a small white boy who grew to be the white jesus with blue eyes. You could break down a mountain of rocks and that perception wouldn't change. Weird that.

"Humans see what they want to see." ~ Rick Riordan 1964-  The Lightning Thief

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Why Us?

Daily Draw: Tabula Mundi Tarot ~ 5 of Cups

Failed expectations. Did we fail to live up to our own expectations?
Or were our expectations doomed to fail before we ever got there?

I'm reminded by this desolate view of the six of us that hung out in high school. All six of us were married within the year following graduation. Five of us are still working that original field of diamonds. I wonder what made our little group so different from the average of forty to fifty percent US marriages which end in divorce?

Amongst the dehydrated crevices of a desert earth you will stumble upon your diamonds; in between the dry skulls and cracked bones." ~  C. JoyBell C.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Brain Shade

Daily Draw: Tabula Mundi Tarot ~ 9 of Swords

Mellen based this card in part on The City Of Dreadful Night

      But I strode on austere;
      No hope could have no fear. James Thomson 1884

Suggesting between hope and fear can lie a third choice, mental chaos.

I'm reminded by this card, the folk with big ones insist we barely touch on the human brain's potential. The fourth choice, total confusion.  No limit of choices actually. And most have their own shade of cruelty.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Ignominious Tombstone

Daily Draw: Tabula Mundi Tarot ~ 8 of Swords

Ariadne was a minor goddess of vegetation. How is that for a ignominious tombstone? While she was vegetating she gave Theseus a sword to kill the Minotaur, and a ball of twine so he could find his way back out of the labyrinth.

I'm reminded by this story, interference is just that. Everything from yanking someone's chain to lies to black balling to killing the Minotaur. Even shouting Custard! to a custardless man.

"The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people." ~ Ezra Pound  1885-1972

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Original Findings

Daily Draw: Tabula Mundi Tarot ~ Ace of Swords

What did we know and when did we know it?
In my memory that sentence relates to Watergate and the Nixon impeachment proceedings. I googled to see where it originated, guess what, it has been (over)used in relation to multiple subjects.

I'm reminded of the sword of intellect and the application of, there is nothing new. But what and when are good beginnings. Late, but better than not at all.

 "knowledge was renamed and became remembering". Bloom's Taxonomy 1956

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Circular Shadow

Daily Draw: Tabula Mundi Tarot ~ Aeon

The earth is flat and so much more, we understood as truth and turns out not. The old Aeon is gone, the new is rolling past us.

I'm reminded by the new Aeon, the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) along with Eratosthenes, Posidonius and El Mamun posited the Earth was round, because of the circular shadow it cast on the Moon during lunar eclipses. We've been moving forward on self brain power since. Maybe a little faster now the round world is full of smarty-pants with computers. Pretty exciting new Aeon.

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning." ~ Ivy Baker Priest 1905-1975

Monday, March 6, 2017

Vigilance

Daily Draw: Tabula Mundi Tarot ~ 4 of Coins

One of those posts with dozens of paths for the mind to follow.
I got nothing...

"the stability of material wealth is powerful but limiting in that it requires constant vigilance" Melleen

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Catagory...

Daily Draw: Tabula Mundi Tarot ~ Hierophant

The Rinpoche holds the bell of wisdom and the vajra of truth.

I can but wish. A recent computer update set my spell check back to pretty dumb. It recognizes a misspelled word but the dictionary it works from is neither wise nor truthful. Sigh. I had the old spell check trained in Sharynese. It used to ring the bell and shout "you'll NEVER learn how to spell catagory".  It was right.

"My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places." ~  A.A. Milne 1882-1956  Winnie-the-Pooh

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Overage

Daily Draw: Rosetta Tarot ~ 3 of Cups

Hold your blessings with open palms.

I'm reminded by this card of perspective. Home and family, food and health. Absolute blessings yet tenuous...they can all be gone tomorrow. What about the blessings we control, earthly goods for instance.  What about the closets/cupboards/drawers/storage units full of overage? Gets a little tricky being grateful for that which crushes us.

"What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough." ~ Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956  Jungle of Cities

Friday, March 3, 2017

Wisdom or Understanding?

Daily Draw: Rosetta Tarot ~ Empress

Her Hebrew letter is daleth (door)
Her tree of life path is Chokmah (wisdom) to Binah (understanding).

I'm reminded by this card of all the things we know and do not understand. Of all the wisdom we attain and cannot apply.
There are three crescent moons on this card.
A waxing crescent moon, or a young moon, is seen in the west after sunset.  A waning crescent moon or old moon, is seen in the east before dawn. Quite amazing information, but I haven't a clue how to apply it.

"Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Cratered by imperfections." ~  Tahereh Mafi 1988-  Shatter Me