Saturday, March 15, 2014

Rebirth

Been tough times lately.  Of course work is extremely busy and stressful but that is usual for this time of year.  I am finding myself needing to find better ways to cope with it as I am getting older.  But the busyness will be over on May 1 and life will seem easier.  Amidst all of this busyness, three unexpected happenings shook my world and the world of loved ones. 

First, I want to thank anyone/everyone who sent healing thoughts and energy to my brother who suffered a stroke.  Every single thought meant the world to me (and to him and his family).  I am happy to say he is now home.  Physically he is mobile but he can't speak and has trouble understanding things.  However, the doctors say this should be temporary (fingers crossed) and some therapy will speed things along.  

I feel lighter today.  Lighter than I have for a very long time.  I exercised and it felt great.  I then meditated only with the thought for peace and calm to find its way inside me.  

Then I took out the DruidCraft Tarot deck out, held it for awhile and pulled:


Oh my gosh, what a perfect card.  The butterfly (me) is getting ready to fly!!  There is hope.

Indeed I have chosen to emerge once again and find my joy.

Love seeing the hare.  The hare is the animal that, in meditation, guides me up the path to my guide (who I haven't visited in far too long).  I call my hare "Harry".  How nice to see him sitting there waiting to take me.  Well we usually play first and then head up.  

A smile ... :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Need some healing energy

I've been MIA around here due to very long hours at work leaving no time for much else.

However,  I am taking a few minutes to ask anyone who happens to read this to send some healing energy and thoughts to my brother who had a stroke this past Saturday and is in the hospital.    Luckily they got him there quickly and that is a good thing.  Right now we are waiting.  Physically he seems to be able to move, mentally he isn't so great.  Hopefully that is temporary.

Difficult times.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Where has all the time gone.  Here it is February already and I've been MIA around here far too long.  My excuse ... work.  Another tax season underway and my life becomes work, eat, sleep and do it all over again and again.  I miss reading everyone's blogs so much and during the day at work tell myself "I will tonight and I'll even do a blog".  But I don't. :(

My daughter's 32nd birthday (can you believe that!!) was this past Wednesday.  I told her there was a special surprise for her but we needed to make an "appointment".  So she came over late this morning.  She was so excited.

I've always loved astrology and later tarot.  Studied, enjoyed, even did work for folks.  But never consistently.  It is my goal, now that retirement is on the horizon, to do astrology and tarot and actually make some money doing it.  But first, I must be able to get the knowledge in my head out.  Practice and practice and practice.

My first practice victim, my daughter today.  I presented her with a thorough write-up of her astrology chart along with a solar return report.   While she was here I went over the significant points and little tidbits of information.  She can take home what I wrote, read it,
absorb it and then if another meeting is required, I am up for that.

After our discussion of astrology was complete, I did a five card yearly spread for her.  Amazingly the cards that came up mirrored all we had previously talked about.  We were both blown away.  Love this stuff.

Alone again, I needed a little meditation to ground myself.  After that, without much thought, I picked up The Wildwood Tarot deck and The Green Man appeared.  He has a good heart and his spirit warm.



As I read in the book "This is a time for both giving and receiving the natural flow of life both inwardly and outwardly.  Be prepared to find a new and thriving drive to begin projects, relationships and even new ways of living your life and fulfilling your world.  Now is the time to experience being at the apex of the cycle of life.  Enjoy it!"  

Yes indeed.  It is what I need to do.  Despite being so busy with work I need to find the time, even if only 15 minutes a day, to read the cards, or work with an astrology chart.  Make plans for the weekends to meet with anyone who will let me read for them.  Practice, practice, practice.  The more I do it, the more comfortable I will be and the easier the words will come.

How exciting!!




Saturday, December 28, 2013

Clear and Release

Happy happy 2014 to all who take the time to stop by here.  Thanks to those who have passed on their wisdom and insights freely.  Here and on your own blogs.  It truly is an amazing adventure.

The holidays with my family was wonderful. Good food, good wine, fun games, lots of laughter. Times to treasure. 

I am lucky to have the coming week off work. For most of it will be off-line.  A much needed break from the whirlwind of the past month and really all of 2013.  Not my best year but it is the challenges we tend to grow from.  I want to take this coming week to sort through the good and the bad.  Rework and refocus.  What do I want to manifest in 2014.

A short time ago, I got out my Nature Spirits Oracle Cards (Elizabeth J Foley).  Have to love the cards.


Clear and Release.  This is exactly what I will be doing in the coming days.  I came to this conclusion this morning and am very excited.  Freeing myself of what is no longer needed or wanted. I can absolutely feel the energy.

to an amazing 2014 for all of us .... one day at a time ....

  

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Rain, Ice, Snow

My first thoughts today are with all those affected by the huge rain/ice/snow storm across southern Ontario all the way to the east coast in Canada and the northeast US.  Where you are depends on what is falling from the sky.  My town was spared the worst of it.  We still have power and not as much freezing rain fell.  However, only an hour from here to the east and beyond, thousands are left with everything covered in ice resulting in no power and many no heat either.  Some are my friends and family. Be safe.

 Today's card, again from The Wildwood:


I like this Knight of Vessels.  There is a calmness to it.  The movement is very smooth.  It seems to me this eel is telling me to be adaptable and keep moving forward with my dreams.  They can be a reality if I believe, truly believe this to be true.  The court cards generally give me trouble, still.   It can mean someone will enter my life to help guide me along my path.  More likely it refers to within me rather than outside myself.  Perhaps acknowledging my focus and intent.

I am grateful to be inside with no where to go today ...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A whirlwind of sorts

As always there just isn't enough hours in a day.  Work has been extremely busy this past two weeks leaving me exhausted by the time I make it home.  Getting ready for the holiday season has fallen behind meaning more rushing around.  It is my daughter-in-law's birthday on the 24th so we are making it her special day.  Apparently growing up this did not always happen for her as all too often is the case with a birthday so close to a huge holiday.  My son is determined to make it her day and rightly so.  

This past week, by way of http://bythesycamoretree.blogspot.ca , (thank you so so much) I am now the proud owner of two new tarot decks.  How exciting is that!!  I am so grateful and will treasure them.

Today I took an hour to spend with one of the decks, The Wildwood Tarot (Mark Ryan & John Matthews).  I did a "getting to know your new deck" spread, however, won't share here since it is between me and The Wildwood.

I did later do a card of the day draw:


I saw that moon rising on the horizon the other day.  (not on the water however).  It caught me off guard for a moment as my eye noticed it.  I could feel it reaching out to me, deep within me.  Always amazing.  The "bull" in the card (in the book it is called an aurochs - a distant relative) is me, as a Taurus Sun.

This has been a time of progress and growth.  Quite emotional. Understanding and expanding my inner and outer selves and moving forward.  Examination/exploration = transformation.  It feels good to be back on the path again after a temporary fall off.

Thursday evening I sat down and did a mini astro analysis for a young girl at work.  She expressed an interest and was able to give me her birth time.  I told her I was very busy these days but would do a little something for her.  Her excitement, enthusiasm, and especially her amazement after reading my words filled me with encouragement.  Imagine giving her a full astro reading.  Or perhaps a tarot reading as well.  Things to ponder.

There really has been much to be grateful for lately:

My son finished college and walked out of the school for the last time last Thursday.  He is relieved to no longer be working full time while going to school full time.  He is a trooper and am so very proud of him.  

Although yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of my mom's passing, I am grateful to have shared life with her for 41 years.  Sometimes it is hard when I think of all the wonderful things we didn't get to do together, including seeing my children grow up.  She is forever with me. I know it, I feel it.  Just miss her voice, her laughter and her hugs.

I am so grateful for those few who truly love and care for me and me them.  It makes this all worthwhile.  

And, I am grateful for the two new tarot decks I received as a gift.  What a blessing.

life indeed can be wonderful ....