Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hidden In Plain Sight

Daily Draw: Druidcraft Tarot ~ High Priestess

Knowledge that is neither hidden nor shown.


The Waite tarot, introduced in 1910, with its pictorial minors, is a classic example of hidden but shown symbolism. The Greek cross  offers the four elements, the four directions, and the four winds.

The moon at her feet can symbolize lunacy or illumination . The scroll, the letters, the crown, the pillars, the pomegranates, the colors...

I'm reminded by this card everything or nothing is what it seems, hence knowledge both hidden and in the open.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Magic Seeds

Daily Draw: Druidcraft Tarot ~ Magician

By the time you get to the head of the head of the head of the line, I wonder if reviewing the particles and articles of the beginning may be in order.

I'm reminded by this card by the time we get to the head of our various lines, we've most likely changed directions several times. Nothing wrong with that, it is the nature of growth. But those tiny beginnings deserve some quiet consideration for being the seeds.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Acknowledge

Daily Draw: Druidcraft Tarot ~ 8 of Cups

Think the eclipse made him flee from or run toward?

The Cups would have us acknowledge the truths of the Swords without blame laying. Or going into full denial. Tall order.

"Skepticism is the highest of duties; blind faith the one unpardonable sin". ~ Thomas Huxley 1825-1895

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hermitary

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ Hermit

Drawn as Vesta, she shows the way to self-sufficiency and self-reliance.

 I'm reminded by this upheld lantern, of all the Hermits contained in this blog, and how few of them 'light the way' for anyone but themselves.

"Solitude is a defense mechanism in a world that does not deserve to be saved." ~ Robert Ferguson   Alone in America

Friday, July 21, 2017

Turncoat

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

Daring, undercover, impulsive, detective style actions.
To view this character as just 'sneaky' limits us from grasping both sides of the story.

Are traitors also heros? Of course, depending on which side has them. Turncoats, or just someone coming to their senses? Who decides who our 'enemy' is? Those with a hand glued to the cookie jar.  Even the worst of the worst in my personal experience, traitor to me, certainly aren't seen as traitors to the someone else. Dizzy-making thoughts, good to chew over in the course of my day.

Is Mt. Rushmore a travesty or America's greatest monument? Is it art or is it all ego? Do a few chips of rock matter to the mountain? I'd consider those behind the creation to be traitors to ecology and nature. Do those hordes who stop to view it and buy a bucket of China made souvenirs from the gift shop ever think "why? what were they thinking?".

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Move It Or Lose It

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 4 of Cups

I wish I was anywhere but here
I'm so homesick I could cry
What was I thinking
I thought this was going to be more fun
I'll wait ten more minutes, no more
Pounds mouse like that will help
I'll wait ten more minutes...

Any number of moods or situations can trigger this feeling. The cup we have our back to promises, as always, good bad or indifferent, this too will change.  What we do with those minutes while we are waiting, is what makes or breaks the value of our day. Move it or lose it...

I'm waiting for deck photos to upload to eBay...tick tick tick. I could shoot my internet connection in the eye. Playing with my kittens will be better use of time.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Quick Enough

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ High Priestess

"A fire burns in Sybil's tripod where she sees the Fool's past,  present, future." Steventon

'Past Present Future' is a common quick spread for a reading
along with 'Wants-Bridge-Needs', 'Don't do-Do do', (I did that one once before I drove over to the casino for lunch, don't gamble was the answer). 'Advice-Outcome-Solution' is another, 'Problem-What hinders-What helps' is a good one.

There are still fortune tellers around, always will be I expect; people want to believe someone can tell if there is a dark handsome cab driver in their future. If someone could really tell the future they'd be lottery winners rather than eking out a living in a dingy storefront.

I prefer the queries like above, using the cards to work out a clearer or different viewpoint toward understanding ourselves. Whatever the future holds will get here quick enough.

Most people who wouldn't touch the cards with a ten foot pole, have probably done all this type of readings, they have just done it with paper pencil, and pros and cons. Not nearly as much fun though.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Expansion

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 3 of Wands

Opportunity to expand.

In business I was too cheap or too scared to expand
In a good marriage love always expands
Paperwork will expand to fill the space it is in
Tasks take all the time on offer

I'd like to expand my brain power
I'd like to expand how long kittens stay kittens.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Stuck

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ Hanged Man

Suspended in time.

Spring days, stuck in classroom
Stuck in traffic.
Stuck in traffic behind a silage wagon
 It is all relative isn't it

Sunday, July 16, 2017

In The Back

Daily Draw: Spiral Tarot ~ 10 of Swords

Many versions of this card have the figure face down on the ground and the swords give the appearance of having fallen out of a sword tree, wrong place at the wrong time. This figure is running, and the swords are being thrown from behind her back.

Why do we hurt the ones we love the most?