Thursday, March 31, 2022

No Mellow Yellow

 Zillich Tarot ~ 4 of Swords

What is a truce and who all does it include? No I'm not talking about Ukraine, but Etsy and a pair of earrings. 

I needed, yes needed something seriously yellow for a project, these earrings were seriously yellow resin so I bought them, along with a white pair. White is snow-blinding white indeed, the yellow ones are a disappointingly lukewarm beigy lemon juice. 

I want to email the seller and ask if there are any more yellow or if they are all of a similar hue. Because I've had a transaction with the seller Etsy's software will now only let me contact via the help module. That seems belligerent for a simple query. 

Insert suspenseful music ~ will I capitulate to Etsy software, figure out a work-around, live with less than I expected that are ok-ish?

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Road Trip!

 Zillich Tarot ~ 2 of Coins

Wonder if those horns on Trickster's head allude to current change being want vs. need. I'm pretty much in the need camp, but sometimes want is enough. We are picking up our new 5th wheel in a few weeks and it is a stunner.  



Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Truth Love Hope

 Zillich Tarot ~ 2 of Cups

Holding the emerald of truth, love, and hope to my heart. I love my cards because they make me face the truth and work with it. Because they remind me to be compassionate with myself and others, we are all a work in progress. Because they allow hope to be recognized, glimmer or epiphany. 

After my sadsack post yesterday, I realized I've made some serious moves on replacing quilting in  my life, directing toward positive actions that my failing eyes can work with, they just haven't come to full fruition yet. The quilt room will eventually arrange itself to needs, in the meantime I need to relax, sit-stay, and face each day with equanimity. 

The president of the local artisan group reached out and asked me to join them, I'm thinking about it for sure. In talking to the librarian at the book sale I was invited to join FOLK, volunteers for the library...with an ulterior motive, first crack at donated magazines for my collage :) which they just send to recycle. And I'm working on a filled well collage piece that is already blowing my mind. 

And postcards have appeared in my mail. Do you know how much they cost to post? Someone in Australia loves us! Thank you! And I'm working hard on a self-love project that involves Bear if you can believe it. 

Monday, March 28, 2022

Four Inches

 Zillich Tarot ~ Knight of Cups

Remaining open to creative impulses, the cup has filled, time to let something be renewed, reformed, rebirthed.

My big beautiful quilt room, emptier by three-quarters, continues to sit abandoned. The only thing I've decided to do is move the big table about four inches. But I haven't done it yet...very odd. 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Do-Over

 Zillich Tarot ~ High Priestess

She indicates change but reminds that life is a series of cycles. What is coming we've probably been through before in some form. 

I could see what is coming, and something always does, as a chance for a do-over...better handled this time. What an opportunity! Bring it on!

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Fun Is Afoot

 Ostara Tarot ~ Ace of Coins

New health issue, new doctor. Good news, I really like her and we laughed so hard the tears squirted. A good Ace start. 

The last big dollar item from the quilt room sold yesterday and was picked up last night.

I booked another painting lesson for both of us for July while we are camping in eastern Washington.

The hyacinths are up this week and the winter daphne is blooming, in the afternoons the yard smells divine. 

It looks like the doe that often dines at the bird feeding station will soon have a little one joining her.

It must be spring ~ Fun is afoot.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Blingy In The Sun

 Ostara Tarot ~ Sun

Hard work equals victory. Do I believe that? Nah. Sometimes, on a personal level unless we are digging a hole just to fill a hole. On a global scale? No chance. Too many agendas. 

We will have spring sun here today, I will savor it, make the rounds of our new trees, see if we or the deer are going to be the victors. Hang some more glittering CDs on the limbs, if I am losing at least my yard is blingy, what can be more glorious than that? 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Life Scabs

 Ostara Tarot ~ 5 of Cups

Is there a snake in our eden? Only the self nurtured ones. Rather than dwell and pick at life scabs I've learned to look for light cracks that can be new doorways and silver linings. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Contact List

 Ostara Tarot ~ 10 of Swords

In my effort this month to grow up, out grow, get over my PhonePhobia I noticed yesterday when I called the vet (rather than driving 14 miles to the office which was my first thought) I have a Lot of dead people in my contact list.

There are a few I'll never take out, but in aid of my goals, today is contacts list clean up. Feels grown up. And scary, I'm going to have to touch the phone. Humans...too funny. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Open Mind

 Ostara Tarot ~ 3 of Wands 

Open mind open options. We are doing something today we haven't done in years. It is exciting, having options, welcome to the brave new world. 

Monday, March 21, 2022

Reveals The Magic

 Ostara Tarot ~ Magician

The power and ability to create a new life for myself.

I am doing this, but man it takes me a long time to think. I recognize that helps the refining of needs and wants and requirements but there are so many things in life I wish I'd found or done sooner. 

On the other hand...those things I wish I'd never done. Oh well, experience is a good teacher and reveals the magic of thoughtful actions. 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Welcome Ostara!

Art by Wendy Andrew

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Spit In One Hand

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ 10 of Swords/Feathers

I learned recently that snakes don't always shed their skin, sometimes it sticks and can cause them all kinds of problems. Bit like us if we won't or can't move on from something restricting us from a full productive life. 

The reverse of 10 of Swords is being old enough I can recognize a strangling episode before it takes over my life. Wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which fills first, but I sure wish I'd had some of this insight in my 30's. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

World Without Color

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ 9 of Swords

These quills represent a valid form of self-protection, the author considers them a tool of self-empowerment. I'll have to think on that; when I have my quills out I'm usually avoiding confrontation by being unapproachable or unreachable or noncommunicable. 

I'm working on reversing this because it is entirely a choice. I may consider my quills a valuable part of my mental exoskeleton, but look at that gray world...who wants to live without color? 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Progress

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ 8 of Coins/Crystals

Just keep going. If there is an area in my life that seems static, I can examine it and the reason probably is I'm not moving. Thinking things over is good, but thinking doesn't equal finally getting in gear. 

I made three phone calls yesterday. More than I've made in the last six months. Take that inertia! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Prep Work

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ Ace of Wands/Acorns

Fly Fishing season doesn't open until May and it is still freezing in the areas we like to go camping, but...not too early to get prepared!

Off to the big city today to pick up a few parts for the 5th wheel RV and replace some of Rob's worn out fishing gear. Looking forward to doing things so we have things to look forward to.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Something Will Come

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ Star

Renewal. Rejuvenation. Fresh starts.

But would we accept the offer, the chance? I'm casting my net to get back into some kind of social network, but as much as I want to talk to real people, hear laughter, put my shoulder to the wheel...no I don't want weekly poker night. No I don't want to go on the bus to a casino. And NO I'd rather be beat with burning brands than be on a committee. 

Something will come, Star says so. 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Reverse Image

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ Hanged Man

I have to agree with the artist, being upside down gives a new perspective. I've trimmed the borders off a few decks and inked the edges of a few, looking at every card from all four sides is good mental exercise. 

i took a little self-class in Drawing From The Right Side Of The Brain, where you turn the item you are drawing upside down. It is a great skill improver exercise. 

I think I'll try building one of my paper collages upside down today. Perhaps better insight will come, more light from a different direction is always a good thing. 

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Ninja Death

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ Death/Transformation

After a working lifetime of dressing up, I don't own a single dress or pair of shoes with heels. After a lifetime of haircuts every six weeks, my hair is nearly ponytail ready. There are all kinds of deaths/transformations throughout our lives, most gradual some ninja.

We won't know the effects of living with covid until hindsight surprises us. This spring I'm making a real effort to reverse one of the side effects, reverse time 10 or 15 or 20 years. Can I do it? I'm setting my mind to it. Death ain't dead until we're dead. 

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Spotted Any Mermaids?

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ 3 of Cups/Shells

I've never seen a dolphin, or an orca, or a whale. Doesn't mean they don't exist, or that the stories of their playfulness aren't true. 

I've never seen a mermaid either, but over the course of  my eight months goddess workshops I'll be making a card for one. I've already got some great images saved aside. I can be playful....surely. 

Friday, March 11, 2022

Make An Effort

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ Ace of Cups/Shells

Looks black and white doesn't it? It is actually aqua/pink/gray, but the Ace, well it's the beginning isn't it. 

I need to find a social activity, I'm too black and white, I need to add some color to my life. I've made a list of potentials this morning, and will start today at the Kalama Book Sale. There will be women there that are doers and goers, maybe I'll get an idea. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Mutant

 SpiritSong Tarot ~ Temperance

Ying-Yang, piloting the opposites, finding balance in the shadows, seeing the good in the bad, knowing challenges are opportunities for growth. 

Bah humbug. Did you know zebras will not be domesticated like a horse? I'm going to think on that anomaly today. Maybe that's my problem, I refuse to be domesticated when we are born to it. Arrugh, I'm a mutant. 

I'm also studying Hestia and I just want to shake her. 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Enough

 Prisma Vision Tarot ~ Judgement

Thinking about self-judgement lately. I was doing a EFT tapping exercise (poor man's instant acupuncture without needles!) a few days ago on the theme 'you are enough'. A lot of times I come up way short in my own estimation. But the beginning of the exercise focused on the shadow side' you are not enough'.  And I realized as I tapped, as much as I scraped my brain, no one has ever told me or implied 'I am not enough'. 

Yes, I've had to redo homework, yes, I've had to redo work tasks, yes, I've been to school and taken courses where I've not done so well, but those are learning steps not someone's Judgement on me. Interesting exercise...

Friday, March 4, 2022

Bring It On

 Prisma Visions Tarot ~ Ace of Coins

"A tantalizing opportunity, novel and unexpected." Eads

I'm ready, bring it on.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Dust In The Wind

 Prisma Visions Tarot ~ 8 of Cups

Generally with this card the life and times represented by the 8 Cups are scattered behind the figure. In Eads vision, the cups are the walking stick. 

Because no matter where we go there we are. So we can carry what we've learned and make a better space with those lessons and experiences, or we can be doomed to simply repeat what didn't work. 

I guess this strikes such a chord with me because I've made so many changes myself, adapting to reality. The changes have been excellent, in part because I have the best part of those cups/that walking stick, still with me. The rest? Dust in the wind. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Giving Thanks

 Prisma Visions Tarot ~ Strength

Ah. What's required of me today, Strength? Or Fortitude? Some physical strength, the meet-up is set for transfering the treadle sewing machine to its new owners so that needs to be somewhat disassembled and brought downstairs. And fortitude, letting something go that has value and meaning and beauty. They don't talk much about that in all the decluttering shows do they?

Today I give thanks for not being of a hoarding mindset. It does take strength to let go of stuff, fortitude to choose not to be a consumer. I have a dear cousin who has horded herself into nothing but a tiny nest in her home. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Food For Thought

 Prisma Visions Tarot ~ Ace of Swords

Had my first visit with my new doctor yesterday. Hate it when doctors retire, but I did so I guess they can too. Anyway... we are to that stage where most people look like high school students to me anyway. Piercings, growing out pink hair, and grubs. Trying not to judgymuch. 

She offered new insight on my lung, which made my day lighter, and agreed with everything I'd been thinking about re: meds. She showed lots of common sense which I like, and I got some food for thought. Always a good Ace of Swords thing.