Monday, February 24, 2020

New Lessons Please

Rosetta Tarot ~ 10 of Swords

Knowing the true cause doesn't alter the result. Broke is broken, gone is gone. Don't give a crap is in full force.

It can alter the future outlook though, if we accept it. Give us clarity, more black and white, less grayscale. Less chance of putting ourselves in the same path. I'd honestly prefer some new lessons, not the old one again. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

In The Tip

Spirit Keepers Tarot ~ 5 of Cups

"loss after the waning of joy, a personal feeling of disfigurement" Benebell Wen

Yep. That's where I am. In a rotten place. Under a scab. In the tip, not even worth recycling. No joy. Yes, I'm making fun, bullying if you will. Doesn't alter the fact, this is where I am.

But via the cards, I finally worked out yesterday what the trigger was, and working back from that revelation, not at all what I was hitting with the proverbial baseball bat.

How little we know ourselves, how much we obscure the truth. Life. Photoshopping truth is pointless.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Tougher Than They Appear

Ancient Feminine Wisdom Oracle ~ Hesperides

Nymphs in classical mythology who guard with the aid of a dragon a garden in which golden apples grow. Probably tougher than they appear.

What am I actually garding that has brought me so much pain this week? Does it matter? Probably not. Will I get over it? Always do. Just one more thing in the space behind the fence that is me. The hard protected place. 

Friday, February 21, 2020

We Can Be The Change

Ancient Feminine Wisdom Oracle ~ Hera

The Queen of the queens, the Goddess of the goddesses, the setter of standards, the leader of decent morals and conduct. And she went berserk, reversing social mores with her power. Because she could.

Nothing has changed. But this is one area where the individual can make a difference in our own lives and those we meet, stranger and friend. To be stronger than our basic instincts to strike back, knock down, to not take our ball and go home but give it to the group. We don't have to or get to fall to society's current base nastiness. We can rise above it, shine, be the beacons reflecting honesty and thoughtfulness, kindness. It goes a long way, costs nothing, ripples in ways we'll never know but will stand us in good stead in dark days of anything goes.  

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Your Mileage May Vary

Ancient Feminine Wisdom Oracle ~ Artemis

Protective of innocents and innocence. A good mission albeit a bit hopeless. Via curiosity, accident, or intent, innocence slips away fairly early.

It doesn't have to disappear though; I'm protective of my own. There is much to worldliness I will not explore because I know from experience, once something goes in the brain it can never be exorcised and often inference is too much. Even without specifics my vision of the world is so dark, no way do I need it to be moreso. That's me, and Artemis, your mileage and needs may vary. It is the way of the world after all. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hybrid Mutts

Ancient Feminine Wisdom Oracle ~ Gaia

Primal. What could be more basic in the rule of nature than chicks? In a big brooder the same age as me, gift from my father in law.
My Precioussss....Easter Eggers. Hybrid mutts. Lovely.




Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Breaking The Mold

Ancient Feminine Wisdom ~ Medea

Was she an ancient feminine heroine, refusing to be silent and worshipful to the men around her, casting off convention? Was she evil incarnate, dooming family in a bid for love; or blind rage over rejection?

Her origin dates back to 14th century BC I think, but her lasting fame comes from the 431 BC play by Euripides in which she and Jason of the argonauts steal her father's golden fleece. Just a story, damning her in history. Were she real, in retrospect, would she have preferred to remain an acolyte of Hecate?

Sometimes a girl just has to break the mold, for good or bad. Add a tall dark sailor in a skimpy uniform on a hero's journey and...well the heart wants what the heart wants. I get it.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Me Me Me

Ancient Feminine Wisdom Oracle ~ Eris

Oh, she did love to poke the nest, stir the pot, press hot buttons, leak to the press, lie through her teeth, crush reputations, strew strife and discord, hate and envy and hurt, a mad dog to be put down.

A few years ago I would have said this kind of person was aberrant, mutant, clearly mentally deficient. I've been proved wrong, which just strengthens my theory that humankind has long outlived any value and hope we might have once had.





Sunday, February 16, 2020

They Said It Wouldn't Last

Ancient Feminine Wisdom Oracle ~ Persephone

 Eleusinian Mysteries, a marriage based on kidnapping. Chthonic snowbirds, spring wheat, and general upheaval of local populations. Thousands of years after mythic worship has faded, the locals persevere. And spring wheat. And Hades and Persephone's marriage.

Rob and I will be celebrating 50 years on the 27th. We are still honeymooning. He still looks 25 to me, sexy, capable, funny and fun, caring, generous, smart, thoughtful, exciting. They said it wouldn't last. Ha.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Wallowing In It

Animism Tarot ~ 7 of Wands

Doubts and fears, followed by resolve. No hedgehogs here, so what I know is by reading. But doubts and fears, yeah baby, plenty of those.

Is there someone under the bed? SomeThing? Probably not.
Is this president the one that will nuke the world? Probably.
Will Gertie send the fabric? I think so, I do surely hope so.
Will the stuff on Craigslist sell? Hope so.
Is the Lowe's vet email legit? Not a clue, will ask at a store.
Will it stay dry enough, long enough to get the lawn mowed?
Is that pain, healing process or a new cancer? Yes and no...
Will any of my worries and doubts matter in 100 years?
Just number two. But it's easy to feel assailed if we allow it.
Particularly if we wallow in it.  

Friday, February 14, 2020

Beauty And Parades

Animism Tarot ~ 7 of Coins

A peacock? Really? Can anyone born beautiful really understand how the rest of us struggle? Perfection of face and figure opens doors, and much of what follows is based on that first impression. Ever see an unattractive person at the head of a parade?

Peacocks are brought in to wander the estate grounds, a gamekeeper to shoot all the crows. Bats are shunned as creepy. Which of the three are hard working? Earn their keep? Keep ecology ticking along? A peacock...Really?

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Frolic Perspective

Animism Tarot ~ 2 of Wands

Ah, the high view, the long view. When beetling around, nose to a project or problem or pet priority, it is always a surprise to step back and wham, the perspective is changed, opening up the ability to see the errors, the flaws, the cracks in my thinking.

And occasionally it is coming along pretty darn well. This week's quilt project...450-ish pieces of fabric, 6 blocks assembled, up to about 28"X41" at this point. Sewn, inspected, again and again, pressed, sewn, inspected....stood back and there in the middle, a pink and black 2" block, upside down. Arrugh. Right in front of my nose, but I couldn't see it until then. Nuisance-y but a fairly easy fix at this stage. 2 of Wands, life's little ego leveler.

My version of the current Bonnie Hunter Mystery "Frolic"   What a difference a change in colors makes! Plus my own oddball changes. Doesn't look like the same quilt...but it is.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Drama Queen Chariot

Animism Tarot ~ Chariot

We have a friend who has a black horse. Very rare. Big offers from all over the world. Lives in a kind of tumbledown barn. But he gets love every day, companionship of other horses, and cares squat about human dollar value.

A neighbor has a shetland, dumped on BLM land, running with the big horses. They say they rescued him, but I see a lonely animal just existing, with little attention at all.

About ten years ago I braved up and patted a horse's soft nose. Most of my horse experience comes from reading westerns as a kid, and a few Wayne and Eastwood movies.

I'd love to have two or three mules, an animal that knows it's worth. Chariot and companion and no drama queen stuff...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Crocogator

Animism Tarot ~ 6 of Coins

Cheung describes this as the plover cleaning an alligator's teeth. A crocodile yes, but I find no references to this relationship between plover and alligator. Just getting that out of the way...

But the card does symbolize cause and effect, and ripples that spread. Thinking on this I just offered a large bin of the required fabrics to the closest Days For Girls chapter. I have an acquaintance that makes charming medical masks for children with congenital heart defects for Massachusetts hospitals. The local guild makes hundreds of quilts for battered women's shelters and the homeless. All quilters doing what they love to do, working with needle and fabric, spreading the love. In a world that needs it. Plover and crocogator...

Monday, February 10, 2020

Act And React

Animism Tarot ~ 7 of Swords

Thief or hoarder? Driven by curiosity? Or deceitfulness? Or need?
How can we judge the mind and actions of someone else when our own mind is clouded, our own actions suspect?

Today I will think about reactions...my own. What drives them, because someone else's actions are none of my business. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Moonwalk

Animism Tarot ~ 4 of Cups

Sloths move about 41 yards a day. Low metabolism via a simple twig/bud/leaf diet. Works for them, where do that have to go?

Wet and cold  here, some days I never leave the house. But my lawn is greening up and could already use its first mowing of the year. I feel the yearning to leave my tree, get busy, get going, blow the cobwebs out of my headspace. To all intents and purposes I'm healed from my surgery. Time to leave off sloth life and get out in real space.

And the moon is stunning this morning, I've already been out at 4:15 for a sweeping forward fold salutation and a quick moonwalk. Can a brisk day walk be far behind?

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Symbiotic

White Hare Wisdom ~ Hidden

White Hare speaks of the magic that happens which I wonder if the famous declutter books mention. Correct me if I'm wrong please, I haven't read any of them, only spent nineteen years working and living a decluttered life.

A sincere clear out unclutters the mind. It continues to clarify with progress. A life altering symbiotic relationship between mental stuff and physical stuff. Amazing. Lovely. I promise.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Not Offered On Any Website

White Hare Wisdom ~ Retreat

Yesterday was non-retreat. We went to the Sportsman Show with many thousands of people. Fun, and interesting, most attendees don't know they could go to New Zealand for half the cost of going to Alaska.

There were at least ten Safari booths which surprised me, In all my life of associating with sportsmen I've only known two that went. Both blowhards if truth be told. If it matters.

After our tour I grabbed a bench and my book (Dragons!) and Rob went back to the booths he'd marked for explorations. He found an opportunity for a fly fishing retreat that isn't offered on any website, Just by taking the time to have a real conversation. Would that we could do that with everyone we meet. Well done Rob. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Think With Wonder

White Hare Wisdom ~ Magic

Does a tree make a sound when it falls in the forest and no one hears it go? Of course it does...or does it? Is it magic if no one recognizes it as such? I wonder. Or is that the magic?

I don't believe I can make magic, wouldn't actively try, but look for and acknowledge it around me? Absodanglootley. And each day the world's magic presents itself.

Open Breathe Look Think

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Curses, Foiled

White Hare Wisdom ~ Curiosity

Will it work? Might as well try, I'm dead in the water anyway. I've spent four days designing a quilt block for my current quilt. In the pattern it is just a 6.5" square of fabric, 36 required. But I have a stack of 3" house blocks made over the years, so cute as to be deemed illegal. So I'm using them for the centers and building around it. Except these blocks are set on point which changes everything measurement wise. No math whiz I, two of those days were spent making different paper templates and sewing them together to bring the block up to size. Pitiful.

Sizes now known, time to choose the fabric. Auditioning dozens when I saw The One, I knew it was perfect!! Eureka! And I'm 6" short. Curses, Foiled. So I scanned it and asked on FB if anyone had any left (it's probably 10-15 years old) and two days later...Found! If I wasn't curious if the idea of asking had merit, I'd still be in the quilt room, cross, looking at my sample blocks, Really Cross. Now wiggling like a  new puppy at 4:30 AM. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Embrace Your Ears et. al.

White Hare Wisdom ~ Self Belief

Do I believe in myself enough to poke holes in my hat and expose my ears?

The more I mature the more I try to be flexible. Not just in what I share, but in accepting what others share with me. We are just people, trying to survive life. It isn't often easy.

The kernel of truth I've discovered is like a bad hair day, no one cares but me. Embrace it and get on with it. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Opening That Shuttered Mind

White Hare Wisdom ~ Star Gazing

Ah, more perspective advice, to take in the big picture today.
I vowed frequently in the past year I wasn't voting for anyone 70 or older. That may be my only option...

I said no one 70 or older because being president is a hard job that aged our past leaders fast. Our sitting president works 3 hour days and spent a full 1/3 of each year of his presidency on vacation. Why was I worried? Easy Peasy job. Any of my grandparents could handle that.

I think I'll run, a good time-filler in retirement. Why was my vision so shuttered? Just a matter of opening to a  new perspective. What will my closed mind be open to next?

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Light Begins To Return

White Hare Wisdom ~ Imbolc

The periods of light lengthen, nature begins to stir. The robins are back, working the yard for grubs and worms.

 We've had a long look at the seven lilacs, now each little groves. Thirty years and they are a mess, it will take some serious culling to bring them back to their proper glory.

Our grove of cedars, two more need to be removed, soon there will be none. They should all go, but I love them so.

The daffodil plot has two inch ears sticking up, it always seems way too early, and they always get covered with snow this time of year, but of course nature knows, and there will be some blooms for Ostara.  The light returns...in spite of humans. 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Flounced From The Room

Rosetta Tarot ~ Emperor

"Mind over matter, logic over nature" Meleen

I drew this card an hour and a half ago, just turned it on it's face and mentally flounced from the room. I often have these qualities, often nurture them even, why does the very idea of this card make my skin crawl?

Friday, January 31, 2020

Say It To Me

Rosetta Tarot ~ 2 of Swords

Clarification of complications. Sometimes it takes a little self-whup up the side of the head. Because until we choose otherwise we see what we expect or want to see.

I'm finding 'perspective' a difficult word this year. I think I've trained myself to distance, to be an observer. Perhaps what I need to do is jump in the fray, shout my opinions, seek out pointless fights for the adrenaline surge.

I won't, I'm never going there again, but with the 2 of Swords, food for thought is what do I need that I've turned my back on? Not something worldly important that I can't do anything about. 2 is a little card...I'm missing something for me. I wonder if that current ebay hunt is a clue. What is the underlying trigger? What am I not addressing because I'm looking in the wrong direction? And there I was, wondering what this card could possibly have to say to me when it came out of the fanned deck an hour ago. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

More Of Both

Rosetta Tarot ~ Fool

"Leaps of faith and folly" Meleen

Been there done that, hope to do more of both.
I'm restricted to doyen, looking forward to hoyden. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Do You Think That Wise Sir?

Rosetta Tarot ~ 7 of Cups

Mellen says "intoxication and illusion manifested from disturbed thinking and emotions". A glaring example in the news every day. 'Nuff said about that.

I've thought about my new fun obsession with three different search parameters set up on Ebay to feed it. The returns are fun to mentally run my fingers over, psychically sniff...no clicking on buy it now though. I do have my three week rule after all.

I've thought about Kobe Bryant, being deified in the news for "any time I can get even 20 minutes with my kids I'm going to find a way to do it" thereby smashing nine people including children into a hill.

Those bright ideas, without anyone to say that's the dumbest idea I ever heard, create a cloud that people really live in. Our 7 begs us to think and think again, make space to hear Sergeant Wilson's "Do you think that wise sir?".

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

What IS It?

Rosetta Tarot ~ 2 of Wands

What is the goal of conquest? Always boils down to what does it profit, but there is the crux...  what is our goal? We have to clarify self before we can even begin to take the journey.


Monday, January 27, 2020

Handlamp Headlamp

Rosetta Tarot ~ Hermit

"Isolation and introspection that leads to illumination" Mellen

Excellent if our hearts are true and minds are pure, we will and do learn things that make us better, more useful.
But the closed mind, seeking, just goes deeper in the labyrinth of half thoughts, conjectures, paranoia.
The exterior handlamp and the interior headlamp need to both be switched on. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

My Profit Is Freedom

Rosetta Tarot ~ Lust/Strength

A card that is all over the map. Is it XI? Or VIII? Is it an angel, pure young milkmaid soothing a gentle pet, or a wild woman drawing adrenaline from the savage and untamable?

We can be what we are told and taught to be, hunker down and feel guilt imposed on us by others. Or we can step outside our cage and ask why. Whose profit is served by going with the flow, with the crowd, with the musty old constructions ? We are served by groupthink if we never want to make ripples. Never want to argue, never want to draw attention. If we profit by that think.

My profit was freedom. Heart and mind. Dogma is akin to being buried in treacle, never the sweetness advertised, but poison. 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Ain't Got No Worries

Animal Totem Tarot ~ Moon

Night Time. What comes to mind?
Moon
Dark
Cooler
Insomnia
Night worries
Honcho sleeping on my shoulder
Howling at the Moon!
Deer in the raspberries
Is 3 AM too early to get up? Apparently not.
On the other hand, from this list, I ain't got no worries, and I'm feeling good enough to get up and down stairs by myself so all good on the Western Front. Cool beans.


Friday, January 24, 2020

Put It In Perspective

Animal Totem Tarot ~ 3 of Wands

The woodpecker can only knock on one Wand at a time, but there are two more available. Our 3 of Wands advises us to consider them all.

I curious why he choose a Wand at all. They drill holes looking for food, not much in a dry stick. They knock on our metal roof in the spring, great reverb to draw in the admiring females. They drill posts and trees to hollow out nests. So what was his great idea here? Just "I make this stick look good"?

Like our latest greatest idea, on reflection, he will see he was too close to the subject to recognize the futility or pointlessness of the exercise. We need these lessons early in life, which help us put things in perspective later. We hope. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Double Wide Grass Shack

Animal Totem Tarot ~ 4 of Wands

This card suggests if we are to do something make it worth our while, put in the effort. Represented by the bowerbird, someone new to me. Doing some quick research I'm gobstopped, here are a few samples of how Mr. Bowerbird builds and decorates his home.









We can drive down any street in the world and see who understands the value of a home. Grass shack, 3 bedroom with all mod cons, double wide in the park, bunkhouse in the woods. Houses, but not homes until we make them so. 

All well on the home front, thirty minutes and my coffee here, then back to bed. New kitchen countertops today, a shiny kitchen bower!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Nothing Stays The Same

Animal Totem Tarot ~ Wheel of Fortune

Nothing stays the same. Unless we're dead. But we aren't so tonight something will be different than it was this morning. I know I'm losing another body part in a few hours. I won't miss it, won't miss being sick, but I wonder if my body will.

But what about what I don't know about? Who will I meet, what will I read, where will I be that will learn me something as my father-in law would say, teach me, surprise me, scare me, delight me? I'm betting on all those things. Because when we are alive, nothing stays the same. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Chicken Guide

Animal Totem Tarot ~ 6 of Coins

"Acting together or  creating a riot" Robertson
That sums up chickens in a nutshell. Generally sociable with a pecking order, if anything seems amiss they make as much racket, movement, and flapping as they can. Chickens are soft as butter to pick up and pet but get whacked with a wing in motion or raked with a spur and you'll know it.

Robinson works hard to morph all animals into personal spirit guides and I'm uncomfortable with the cultural misappropriation. All life has something to teach. Whether we learn it or not is up to ourselves. But I do love chickens, mine have gotten me through some hard times with their soft chattering. Chickens have a whole language, I'm guessing Robertson doesn't know that. But I'll not ask one to guide  me. 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Is This All There Is?

Animal Totem Tarot ~ 8 of Cups

Thought of as noble, the sort of icon to strive for, the Salmon fighting it's way upstream.  The part most people never see or think about, is the salmon die after they've made the trip. Redbacks the fishermen in my family called them, caught only for the roe inside for future fishing trips, not the meat, it isn't much good. They line the banks, dead, the air filled with their stench.

If we consider our journey akin to spawning salmon, what does that say about our goals? It is good to have movable ones, flexible, able to be enlarged upon. Far better than getting there and wondering "is this all there is?". Because the journey changes us...

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Seek It, Grasp It

Blum/Gern Rune Deck ~ Kano Kenaz

Fire, clarity; the more light we have the clearer we can see. Sounds self evident but we clutch our darkness close. We believe it, we know it, it must be so. Therefore no other opinions or directions need apply.

One of the saddest things about adulthood, that closed mind. That comfort cocoon that closes off alternatives.

 I will honor each nugget of knowledge that comes my way by at least examining and considering its merits. That means avoiding my ruts, and looking outside my norm. I'll ponder how to do that with my coffee while Not going to my next standard three morning bookmarks. Gulp.

We know two things well, job and hobby. There is more. Seek it, grasp it. Entertain an idea.

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Price We Pay

Blum/Gern Rune Deck ~ Fehu

The price we pay.
For what we get,
for what we have,
for what we've let slip away,
for what we let moulder.

Stewardship is everything, a lesson I wish I'd learned a lot sooner, but truly, better late than never to recognize value, to be discerning, to appreciate. Acquisition isn't a goal, it's a bottomless cavity. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Fart In A Hurricane

Blum/Gern Rune Deck ~ Radio

Mental, physical, spiritual journey. Where are we going, what will we do, where will we really be, when we get there?

Some days I don't know and don't care.
Other days I work out a plan and steer in a specific direction.

In the end I'm not sure either method is worth a fart in a hurricane. Does it matter? 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Conspiracy Theory

Rune/Gern Rune Deck ~ Pertho Perth

Revelations of that which was hidden. What was lost, found. Phoenix, risen and released.

My mind goes to conspiracy theories. I grin when I hear others expounded; crazy talk, fuzzy logic, closed chat rooms, reason and alternate opinions not welcome...

but I have my own pets, oh yes I do. Reasonable, well thought out.  I'll bet you do too.


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Stuck/Standstill

Blum/Gern Rune Deck ~ Ice

So many things to do, so little incentive to do them.
I'd say dusting is my biggest stuck/standstill.
Takes about thirty minutes to dust the whole house.
Am I doing it? Ummm, let's see, what else can I do...?
Add it into February's go around a room 2020 plan?
Should be enough of it by then to make it worth my while.

The figure at the bottom of the card is in childs pose, maybe this is where I shout at myself "what are you, 8 years old?".

Monday, January 13, 2020

Inherit The Void

Blum/Gern Rune Deck ~ Othila

Seperation, peeling off old skins, radical severance, inheritance. Because when a void is made something fills it.

In this case choosing our own inheritance, that which fills the void. That space could be bookshelves, which I emptied last year. Favorite books replaced on audio. Rob's classic BritWit series and movies. Photo albums, seven reduced to three decluttered of photos we wondered why to took, why we saved, a good exercise indeed. Shoebox sized containers of specific cuts of fabric, ready to stitch into something wonderful. Northwest Fly Fishing magazines, fingertip ready to plan an exciting trip or a little armchair travel. That yawning emptiness that filled me with such sorrow a year ago, twenty-seven shelves now repurposed with pure pleasure. Best kind of inheritance, the one we give ourselves. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Powerful Purification

Blum/Gern Rune Deck ~ Berkana

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum. Gotta be the longest movie title in history. But two funny (odd) things happened yesterday. Me being so self controlled and all...

I had an episode of rage, so bad I hurt my jaws clenching my teeth, my throat was raw from screaming through those teeth, my thighs have bruises where I gripped them with my fingers. I went out on the deck in the black rainy predawn and did some deep breathing, a lot of slow forward salutations, some self namaste...by this morning I've identified the root. I've worked so hard to adapt to my changing eyes, and something I did backfired. And there's me, thinking I'd gotten on with life, it is what it is. Apparently not.

The other was an expression of grief for my mother, that took me so by surprise...maybe that shouting harridan with dementia who has been dead for three years will finally begin to recede and Real mom will come forward. I can hope for that new beginning. It would be a blessed relief. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Make It Sweet

Pagan Otherworlds Tarot ~ Queen of Wands

The "get 'er done" girl. I like all the queens, they represent the best in us. Coins, good stewardship, Swords, clear reasoning, Cups, emotional balance.

This queen...she generally has a cat and a sunflower in the RWS style. Thoth style it's a leopard and pinecone. All kind of symbology if divining. I don't here, just relate what the cards say, this minute. Get my head straight, set my intention for my day.

My butterscotch boy Honcho is on my right, purring, squeezing his eyes, also planning his day, I have a sunflower clipped to  my pencil cup, a reminder of illness and the healing that follows, my icon to remind me life is good; partake, appreciate, it's short, make it sweet. Get 'er done. 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Expectations And Preconceptions

Pagan Otherworlds Tarot ~ Queen of Swords

Did you see...? Most of us didn't. Ten people asked to describe the perp at a crime scene would describe ten different people. At 5'1" I'd say with certainty a perp 5'8" was 'quite tall'. Someone standing next to me who was 5'8" would describe them as 'average height'. Fat and thin are flexible depending on our own body image. Brown and red hair are easily confused with each other depending on light.

The Queen sees it all clearly from her promontory. She isn't scurrying off after a few minutes, she is dressed for conditions. Her eyes are open, her hand and sword are accepting/noting/inviting truth. She sees what is, not what she expects to see. Our expectations and preconceptions rule much of what we miss. 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

My Peace vs Your Peace

Pagan Otherworlds Tarot ~ 2 of Swords

Peace after conflict, in the unruly element of air. The world has never been at peace, can I expect to find peace within myself?

Short-term absolutely. It is clear this morning, and one day short of a full moon. I stepped out on the deck, did a moon salutation, feeling the peace, spoke a few words to the moon, which awoke Rusty Boy the rooster. Oops. Apologized to him for breaking his peace...

My peace may not be your peace. No doubt why there never is any, anywhere.