Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Stinky

Daily Draw: Animals Divine Tarot ~ 6 of Coins

Ripples of reciprocity spreading out from good works.

Bar none we live in the most generous country in the world.
Yet a proportion of people and/or their children keep trying to hide assets from the government so they don't have to pay their own way in senior care homes.

I'd gotten this far in my thoughts then closed my blog and went out to mow our lawn. (Seven+ miles of walking, now half finished).
I do not know why my mind always sees the dark side. Like newspapers, bad news is more interesting and sells more papers? But I'm not looking for eyeballs, I write my posts for me. Is this just a place to let out mental rants? If so that is a pretty stinky way to use my precious time.

I don't know where my blog is heading but I have four knee high stacks of decks I'm going to put up on ebay or amazon. Leaving me with the best of the cream of the best. Then perhaps my posts will also reflect the best of me.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Peace in Preparation

Daily Draw: New Earth Tarot ~ 4 of Swords

Rather than resting on his coffin lid our figure is peacefully working in an organized manner.

I'm reminded by this card to wonder how much our need for peace and rest is self-caused. If a big job is at hand and we have to keep running off for material and tools we forgot. If traveling we keep needing something we forgot at home.  If studying we find ourselves sidetracked by all manner of diversions.

"If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy." ~ Blaise Pascal 1623-1662

Sunday, June 25, 2017

New Age

Daily Draw: New Earth Tarot ~ 8 of Cups

Harmony and balance are being restored, rather than the standard slump-shouldered caped figure leaving the scene. The author/artist indicate this deck was created for the new age. 'New Age' is often a term said with sneering derision.

I'm reminded by this card of the people and movements I've encountered with a new age mindset. The people who embraced hippydom, with their let the world burn man mindset. Of the Peace Corp mindset who thought they were saving the world, one small country at a time.
What these groups birthed was today's green movement. Divided by the same two groups of the 70's. Stop progress at all costs, and let the earth burn man.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Get Over It

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ Prince of Cups

'A dreamer of happier places and times' Waldherr.

I'm reminded by this card today is the good old days.


Friday, June 23, 2017

A to Z

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ 10 of Wands/Staves

This fire, bright as the sun, signifies Siegfried and Brunnhilde's task to destroy Wotan's ring. The leaves signify the personal growth achieved following the path.

Many 10 of Wands portray the carriers back nearly bent double at this stage, and the Thoth system flat calls it oppression. I'm reminded by this card life isn't an A  to Z journey, many burdens we carry may be by choice and short term, but more I think are lifelong. And most are invisible and would be difficult to explain, so we don't. Here is a hug to all of us, for keeping on keeping on, there is hero in that stack of staves.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Around The Corner

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ Prince of Coins

Perseus, son of Danae and Zeus, whose claim to fame is slaying Medusa. Which made me wonder about Medusa...ahh, Greek myths, there is always another corner in the story.

Polydectes desired Perseus’ mother, sent Perseus to Medusa, to cut off her head. A fools suicide mission if there ever was one. Of course he was given magic cheats. While Medusa was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time (Poseidon, who desired her and ravaged her in Athena’s shrine. Which ticked off Athena and resulted in Medusa wearing snakes for curls)

I'm reminded by this beautiful young prince, the card might better be seen in reverse...he wanted the big bucks and used any means possible to get it. No doubt becoming an every day captain of industry.

Medusa? The winged horse Pegasus sprung out from her neck, the child of the Medusa and Poseidon coupling...making for more around the corner myths. Court cards, gotta love 'em.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bowl and Spoon

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ Death/Transformation

Death is represented by the six months above, six months below solution to the Persephone/Pluto relationship. Persephone and her mother Demeter had no say in the arrangement, resulting in Demeter's angry penalty of six months of fallow earth while Persephone was in deep earth.

Can we make bargains with Death? Never. Modern medicine is as powerful as ancient god myths, but that won't put off the inevitable day for long.

If tomorrow was your day, what would you do with this one?
I'd like a bowl of soft ice cream maybe.

I've had a charmed life and would go without regret. My space is ready, the stone is in place, and I'd be with my parents and sister. What more could I ask for?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Golden Prison

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ 2 of Coins

Juggling important choices. Acrisius longed for a daughter but it was foretold if he had one, her children would cause his death.  His solution was keep the daughter but imprison her for life in a golden tower.

I'm reminded by this card twisting fact and fortune out of true isn't a solution but a prison of our own making.

"Gold is mined deep in the earth by poor men who then give it to rich men who immediately bury it back in the earth in great prisons, although gold hasn't done anything to them." ~ Mike Harding 1944-

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fertile Facts

 Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ Empress/Fertility

We probably wouldn't know Cleopatra if it weren't for a couple of blockbuster movies. Did you know she was Greek? Egypt was a shambles (circa 50 BCE) and Rome was well on its way to being the world power.

I'm reminded by this card a fertility of facts + alternative facts gives us the option of choosing the ones we want to believe.

"I really don't remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on." ~ Elizabeth Taylor  1932 – 2011

Sunday, June 18, 2017

What Were You Thinking?

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ 4 of Wands/Staves

Siegfried and Brunnhilde, blissful in love. More like blind in love, considering the nature of her husband Hunding. Run, Run!

I'm reminded by this card, stability is relative. And love really is blind, which is quite often a blessing and likely how marriages that manage to survive those first five years do so.

"Stability itself is nothing but a more sluggish motion”
 Michel de Montaigne ~ 1533-1592

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Homesick

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ 4 of Stones

Do you know why most homes built are fairly close to the road? Because it is expensive to put in utilities. Close is a relative term, many homes in Europe have doors that open to the street. I've read in Italy when you move you take everything, including plumbing fixtures. How does an igloo stay warm? You fill it with people until you are so warm you have to go outside to cool off.

We can and do sleep and eat anywhere. I'm reminded by this card home is more about people than structure. When we are on the road homesick is the place we started from. When at that home homesick is usually the place we grew up. When I'm homesick I go to the cemetery.

"I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is the leaving you all. I'm not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven." ~ Louisa May Alcott 1832-1888

Friday, June 16, 2017

Caveman

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ Ace of Cups/Rivers

River land sky life. What more could we want?   To know where the river came from, what treasure the land holds, how the sky provides the clean breath for every living thing.

Pretty simple when reduced to the Aces. Life got complicated as each generation shared its accumulated knowledge with the one succeeding it. It is easy to remember back to the world my great-grandparents lived in, I knew them from my grandparent's stories. But 300 hundred years ago? 900 years ago? It is all caveman. Not really but we've complicated living nearly beyond coping with it. Why? When everything we need is contained in the Aces. Funny old world...

"I'm here to talk about Ancestral Knowledge and Thrumming Stone and potential ways to do ridiculous and embarrassingly complex things with the two of them in play at the same time.
Mmmm Endless ripple effects and the ability to stack an entire library in one turn... brilliant I say.. Brilliant!!" ~ shazbot on metagames

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Knowing

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ High Priestess

Pollack: "She is in some ways the most powerful of the trumps, although she does nothing." She is the part of us that knows without learning.

I'm reminded by this card, I'd call that instinct and intuition. The things we know without knowing we know until we need the knowledge. Cool.

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." ~ Socrates 470 BCE-399 BCE

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bête Noire

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ Moon

Pollack's Hunter Moon pulls at the things that disturb us most. If I made a list where would unsavory characters or nightmares be rated? Which would be rated higher, dystopia or thoughts exposed?

I'm reminded by this card I've always rated nature number one, and the folk who inhabit earth at the bottom of how many numbers there are. Our current climate has me barely speaking or leaving the house. I hadn't realised it until my cousin inquired if I was alright. Not the same as black depression, but just as dangerous.

"If you're betwixt and between, trust the one with red hair." ~  O.R. Melling  The Hunter's Moon

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tamped

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ Queen of Cups/Gift of Rivers

The outer Queen and the inner Queen flow together to make a whole. Am I different in public? When do I tamp myself down?  Where am I when I let myself go?

I'm reminded by this card I wonder what I might have been had I been someone else somewhere else.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Soft Shrink

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ 2 of Swords/Birds

Do you believe the theory people who bother you reflect your own qualities? I was told that once by the person who irritated me the most of anyone I've ever met.

I'm reminded by this card I think the idea is worth considering if for no other reason than it makes us think about the why. A quick search show lots of pages that smell of soft shrink talk. I don't believe it...or can't...or won't.

"As blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise." ~ George F. Will 1941

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Grain of Salt

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ Queen of Coins

A personal cartouche of Pollack's trek to the Ġgantija Temples in Xagħra, Gozo. The central shapes being the view of the buildings from the air, and her connecting the site to the Queen. It is the little square altar upper right that interests me.  After a lengthy description how the five shells are related to her interpretations it is noted as 'left by a German woman named Eva'.

I'm reminded by this card I respect and value the world's ancient peoples thought and intent and action, known or not. But at what point does historical authority dip into well meaning speculation? Best to have a grain of salt handy. even if the word of the Queen is involved.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Patience

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ 2 of Wands/Trees

"The trees form a gate to new experience" (Pollack)

The two of wands keeps telling me this. I have my eyebulbs peeled and a pocket full of change for the trolley. Taps fingernails on the desk. Perhaps my new experience is patience. Tough one.

"When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?"
 George Carlin  1937-2008

Friday, June 9, 2017

Consumed

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ World

 In shortspeak, the figure of the world woman dances, complete.
If you focus your eyes on the white space, there is also a figure dancing.

I'm reminded by this card if consumed by the mad monkey mind, good bad or indifferent, we totally miss what lies within us to make the true whole.

"She nourishes the poison in her veins and is consumed by a secret fire." ~ Virgil 70 BC-19 BC

I don't see this as a negative card but the quote from Virgil reminded me of the year of my life I lost being consumed by rage. What a waste of time and energy.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Clumpy

Daily Draw: Elemental Tarot ~ 4 of Coins

My eye focused on Clay this morning, thinking of the garden here with lots of clay soil. Which clumps in spite of tons of amendments over the last twenty years.

I'm reminded by this card we probably shouldn't bother, good money and time thrown in the soil might be better stewarded elsewhere. But property is the foundation of the four of coins, a literal concept most anyone can understand and grow into a cornerstone of their worldly goods.

A little clay google showed an amazing amount of uses for the substance, I'm totally impressed. While cursing and altering my own, clay is out there practically moving the world commerce.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Loose Cannon

Daily Draw: Elemental Tarot ~ Queen of Swords/Mother of Air

Amadai is earth in spring. Blue clouds before her and yellow wagging tongues behind her, indicating some difficulty with rumours and gossip.

Is she the gossipor or gossipee? This week Harvard University withdrew their acceptance of ten freshmen because their internet behavior was unacceptable in a private FaceBook group. I am absolutely a champion of consequences. If all our internet behavior was liable it would make the web a lot less dangerous.

On the other hand who amongst us can cast the first stone? I've felt my country's lost moral compass was triggered twenty-five years ago and has been a careening loose cannon ever since. But the proclivities humans express have always been with us. Too bad about that.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Uncharted

Daily Draw: Elemental Tarot ~ Ace of Swords/Air

A unique new concept with uncharted potential.

I'm up for it, let's go.

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." ~  Douglas Adams 1952-2001


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Bread and Brood

Daily Draw: Elemental Tarot ~ 2 of Wands/Flame

Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of love.
Ishtar, one of the biggest flop movies of all time.

I'm reminded by this card there has been and always will be, massive catastrophic fails when we put our creativity into concrete form. Sometimes before then, when we tell another person about our great idea and enthusiasm. The biggest crusher of aspirations?  Mothers. And that look.

I wonder what the world would be like if, in the classic sense, mothers went out to earn the bread, and fathers raised the brood? I'm thinking by the time she got back we'd already be building the concept with legos, adding brilliant ideas as we went.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Armchair Traveler

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Sephiroth ~ Chariot

This morning, thinking on this card, I've been from the Diavik Diamond Mine to North Sentinel Island. So radically different as to be not on the same planet.

I'm reminded by this card travel broadens you. If you allow it to.

Friday, June 2, 2017

DeathGrip

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Sephiroth ~ 4 of Coins

This card shows all four elements on four coins, but no way to get across the moat. One of the more stricter cards of the 78.

Material power is at the root and a stern master it is. No sleeping at the wheel, eyes rolling madly, even the one in the back of the head, weight scale at the front, what has been taken from one must be replenished to keep the balance.

It doesn't indicate parsimony; in life things flow out, things flow in. If we have a death grip on our four coins that doesn't give much margin for diversification.

"Among the propensities of human nature which almost exceed understanding come the parsimony of the rich and the extravagance of the poor." ~ unknown

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fruitless

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Sephiroth ~ 5 of Wands

Misuse of energy. In me this can be recognized as procrastination. I could be sitting here flinging decks and dvds onto Ebay.

My 5 of Wands isn't about tussles with others, but about internal fighting. Not doing something because we are having too much fun doing something else.  I limit my time on-line, but that doesn't mean I'm doing something worthwhile or amazing in another room.
The plus side of procrastination is it Never takes as long to do something as I think it will. When I finally get to it. Another FlyLady lesson.

"Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?  Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?" ~ Dale Carnegie 1888-1955

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Covfefe

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Sephiroth ~ High Priestess

Dear She Who Sees All Knows All

I can see by your appearance you are astounded as well,
and I recognize your usual mumness is our lot in life,
but just this once, could you please share your insight.
What is 4 AM Covfefe.

Could it really be as simple as text sent inadvertently while having his phone wrestled away?

I await your response,
Your number one fan, Sharyn

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Corn 367 4/8

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Sephiroth ~ 4 of Swords

Rather than Truce or Rest, these authors indicate: Clear understanding of the natural abundance of the earthly plane. Not quite sure what they mean by that, but what comes to mind is the book I'm reading, America's First Civilization by Coe.

I'm reminded by this card of archaeologists, who work backward in order to understand our history going forward. Corn, a primary staple of the Americas, began as a grass with a cob less than an inch long with hard seeds. Which needed ground, back breaking work because tables came thousands of years later...Eight thousand years from now how backward will we seem?

Corn futures are trading today at 367 4/8. I wonder if that is good or bad. Probably great for the middle man, not so great for the producers and users.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Valor and Honor

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Sephiroth ~ Hanged Man

Total immersion and the symbology surround him with the Fool, Death, and Moon. The red, white, and blue are what jump out at me.

Military service is awash in these four majors, hurry up and wait, followed by chaos, back to hurry up and wait. All accomplished to someone else's tune.
Our active and retired military, often hidden in plain sight after prior wars, are now being shown the respect due them, at least by quilters.

Quilts of Valor   Quilts of Honor   Quilts Presented Already

Quilts of Valor, and Quilts of Honor are working in a concrete way to give all veterans a permanent hug. 200,00 thousand quilts have been given, 1000 this month alone. Know an active or retired veteran?  You only need ask.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

I'm Hangin'

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Sephiroth ~ 7 of Swords

Thought processes indicated by the clouds is the author's key to this card, normally called Futility in Thoth based decks.

They are all 'up in the air', which is where all our thoughts and ideas hang while we process and sort them. Last weeks cards had the musts and should dos, but no how. That plan is still hanging.

" Miss Jones cannot revolutionize her outlook overnight. One has to provide her with a steady stream of material, which she can introduce into her existing syllabus as enrichment. In the course of years, she will enlarge her repertoire. All the time, the new material should be as close as possible to what she already knows. This is how revolutions are made; not by taking one big step, but by taking many little steps quickly, one after other." ~ W. W. Sawyer 1911-2008

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Reset


Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ 8 of Cups
I need to do a reset. Because my life is mundane, I seldom actually do a 'reading' with more than one card. Hence the attempt to read this week's cards as a whole, on resetting my card use.

Chariot driver faces forward, ready to move on.
4 of Coins, hanging on, avoiding spending current knowledge in aid of more knowledge.
10 of Cups, lazy in the present, something more might upset the status quo of comfort in the known card habit.
Death, two majors in this spread, both saying it won't kill me to move on, try something new, rehone skills.
Justice, third major, telling me bluntly, I've let the prey become the master.
8 of Wands, Addressing the fear of putting myself out there, in public. Why not?

I'd love hearing anyone else's thoughts on how these cards are advising me.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dive Dive Dive

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ 8 of Wands

what is this figure diving for? Nuclear Reactor Diver, Underwater Criminal Investigator, Safety /Crocodile Wrangler? There is more to diving than being a Navy Seal, or grabbing up pearls for the punters.

I'm reminded by this card I didn't even know the first and third job existed. Being quick to judge can be a full time job if we let it.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Justice

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ Justice

The winged figure is separating the hunter from the prey.

I've been involved in several lawsuits, a position to be avoided if at all possible. I've also done jury duty three or four times. Always interesting, and good for the brain, a juror has to proceed from all sides, your personal side is immaterial. I'm not sure justice is even possible, but in some cases it is worth trying for.

On the other hand, have a laugh and a big sigh regarding frivolous lawsuits

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Eyes

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ Death

I saw death in the eyes of a two month old calf yesterday.

I wish animals ran the world and dumb, people took what was offered, good bad or indifferent.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

TMI?

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ 10 of Cups

Eating while reclining was de rigueur in ancient Rome, although I'm doubting families without servants did. Without tv or computer, they had to do something, inviting people to dine was a favorite and meals eaten while stretched out on cushions went on for hours.

I'm reminded by this card reclining during and after meals is an excellent way to allow stomach acid to eat up the food pipe/esophagus, leading to heartburn and eventually esophageal cancer. Guess how I know.

I've had a persistent cough for at least a year, getting worse steadily, wheezy, from the chest. Limiting my willingness to go anywhere in public. Went to the pulmonologist I had for lung cancer, she ran every scan and test under the sun, both of us thinking lung cancer was knocking again. As her last resort option, she put me on omeprazole. Three days later, I'm not coughing my guts out all night, and just a few times during the day.  If you get the hot burny burp thing, think about your position while eating. I eat sitting up but I'm just lucky with weird medical stuff and I never had the burny warning, just a world record cough. TMI? Only because I care.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Get A Grip

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ 4 of Coins

I can't begin to imagine what it is like to lose a home to fire, earthquake, bomb, mudslide...like having cancer twice, it would change the view of life and what has value.

I'm reminded by this card it would be nice to just order a mind wipe without the attendant drama.




Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gimcrack

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ Chariot

What could I possibly need from a department store that is working on a delivery service within two hours?

I'm reminded by this card Americans are bleeding money from every pore. For chotchkes and gimcracks. We don't need an enemy, we are the enemy.

Amazon's top sellers this hour.
D-JOY Tri-Spinner Fidget Toy Hand Spinner
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson
$20 PlayStation Store Gift Card
Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Instant Film Twin Pack (White)
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Sprat

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ 7of Cups/Hearts

Castles in the air.  Any imagining you've carried your whole adult life?

Thin. Crazy. In hindsight, I've even been thin a number of times but I didn't see myself as thin, just less fat. I think I have nothing in common with bingers, purgers, anorexic sticks. I think all the fat shaming and paper thin models are only modern complications.

No. It was going on when I was a child too. I remember asking mother to take me to the family doctor when I was 7 or 8 to see if there was something medicine could do for me. I expect there was eye rolling 'tween doctor and mother, but I got a bottle of pills, I was to take one before meals. Zero doubt they were sugar pills, and I eventually forgot about help.

Cripes, the things the cards pull up. From childhood to well into my 30s I was just right. Where did I get the idea I wasn't? Even today, people bigger than I would wish to be my size. Crazy. Did you know the Jack Sprat nursery rhyme dates back to circa 1660? It relates to wartime taxes but at its base?...

Friday, May 19, 2017

Gimme Gimme

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ King of Cups/Hearts

Kindness personified.

Balancing that big heart must be intuitive perceptions and the ability to say no. Lest he be eaten alive by the gimme-ers.

"Moose...Rocco..Help the judge find his checkbook!" ~ Rodney Dangerfield (Al Czervik) Caddyshack

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sweet Peas

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ Empress

Our Enchanted author would have us plant one seed in half an eggshell to continue the Empress nurturing thing. All the 'enchantments' written for each card in this deck are spirit nurturing. The book is the best part of the set.

I'm reminded by this card of the five abused nearly-dead marked down sweet pea starts Rob hauled home from the nursery. He probably doesn't connect the two but he was raised in a destructive home and fostered out any number of times and he often works to save the broken or orphaned whatever. This time, the sweet peas responded to care, and are busy growing up strings on my deck. I can hardly wait until they flower. (((Rob)))

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Clove Tea Anyone?

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ Queen of Coins

The companion book suggests to attract the treasure and stature of this queen, make a cup of clove tea. While drinking it think of people with whom you can share these riches.

This idea made me look up clove tea. I find once again, a cure-all for everything...stimulates blood flow, saliva production, and gastric secretions to aid in digestion. It has anti-nausea effects. Clove tea has also been used to kill intestinal parasites and works equally well at killing bacteria and fungus infections, such as oral thrush.

I'm reminded by this card even queens can believe six impossible things before breakfast. I, on the other hand, believe none of it. If I invite someone to tea it is for the friendship of it, not the magic.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ittsy Bittsy

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ 8 of Wands

Sometimes hurry isn't an option. Rob handed me my cup of coffee, I sat down, shuffled, fanned, drew my card. Turned on the computer, and what the heck? All my type size settings were gone. What was left was the default size. Grains of sand! Miniscule microns! Ittsy Bittsy...a wand in our wheel spoke took up shrieking.

I'm reminded by this card when something is just right we don't visit the three bear's house. Our bed is right, our chairs are right, our porridge is right and we don't give it a thought. Here is to all our bits being 'just right'. And left alone. Don't mess with my stuff.

"The Goldilocks Enigma is the idea that everything in the universe is just right for life, like the porridge in the fairy tale." ~ Paul Davies 1946-

Monday, May 15, 2017

Good Morning Robin

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ Sun

The Awakening.

What will I learn today?

"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." ~ Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Celebrating A Win

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ 6 of Wands

I'm trying to think if I've ever entered any physical contests. None as an individual.  I played basketball for two years in high school, once I was old enough to get a real job that ended. In the 90s I entered a number of quilt shows, there is all kind of ribbons on the back of a door. And I'm thinking of entering the 365 quilt I'm working on now, it is so unusual.

I'm reminded by this card of victory I'm not a competitive person. I'm glad that stress isn't part of my life, although I do understand on some level. My competitor each day is me. My newest win? A six inch quilt block with 82 pieces which finished perfect to size. If you think that is easy, try it. Perhaps the key is our inside/backside has to be as good as the front?

"How can we do our best when we are spending our energies trying to make others lose--and fearing that they will make us lose?" ~ Alfie Kohn 1957-   No Contest

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Travesty

Daily Draw: Wildwood Tarot ~ 8 of Swords/Arrows

I've been sitting here for twenty-five minutes, furious, looking at this card, looking at googles return of 8 of Swords, looking at my blog for Greenwood 8 of Swords, looking at nature, and back to this.

I'm reminded by this deck, it has a convoluted backstory. I've had a  number of decks over the years I didn't care for, a few a really disliked, all have been traded or sold off. For the first time ever, I'm dropping deck and book in the burn barrel. I expect it to be cathartic.

trav·es·ty
ˈtravəstē/
noun
a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Too Much

Daily Draw: WildWood Tarot ~ Devil/Guardian

This card is a crazymaker. As was yesterdays. As is the Great Bear on the Judgement card.

Rather than 'got nothing', I've got too much. And better things to do.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Needs

Daily Draw: WildWood Tarot ~ Queen of Coins/Stones

The bear knows every single thing she needs is found in nature. That looks like a barebones cave though and a human queen of coins may think filling needs isn't enough, humans being creatures of acquisition.

I'm reminded by this card a bear's needs are satisfied because they are simple. Humans are not. Probably the core reason I like post-apocalypse survival novels, what do survivors seek first? And more interestingly, ninth and tenth?

"Spray a book with insect spray, drop it in a bag, add some mothballs and seal it. Put it in another bag and seal it. Another. The packages piled up on the floor, each a book sealed in four plastic envelopes. ~ Larry Niven 1938-    Lucifer's Hammer

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wakey Wakey

Daily Draw: WildWood Tarot ~ 7 of Swords/Arrows

She is standing on a firm foundation but looks like she has fallen backward onto shed cedar tree tailings which are stickery and stiff. An uncomfortable place to be.

Given the keyword insecurity, does it mean first day on the job? Insecurity but with excitement. Or the insecurity that might come from the loss of a partner? Dining out alone is a real speed bump to conquer. "Just one?" "only you?" "All alone tonight?"  She lies in a place she can recover from, in spite of the arrows. The real question is will she choose to do so. Insecurity can be a place we live from, our base of every experience, or a jumping off point, just having a little respite here, thank you.

"The task which a person can and must set for himself is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity." ~ Erich Fromm 1900-1980