Sunday, May 30, 2010

So I haven't been doing any tarot for a few weeks. I'm finding it hard to fit it in but am working on it. Doesn't feel right when I don't spend time with my cards. I did win a reading from Celeste (from her blog - Tarot by Celeste) and it was excellent. Celeste said some things I needed to hear and as a result think on. It played out more than I had hoped but all is good.

Work has been busy as we are still doing tax returns all the while settling in from the relocation. The new office is so much bigger and way more spread out and an overall nice place to work. I am still sad I can't walk to work anymore. I miss my walks. I did buy myself a bicycle last weekend and will be riding to work as often as I can. The best part is the route to work is a bike path 90% of the way there. No busy streets to ride on. Knowing this helped make the decision to buy it. It is a second hand bike, however, the lady only rode it twice so really its brand new. Love it!!

My work with the Motherpeace deck is at a standstill. The poor deck hasn't left its bag since last Tuesday. My plan is to begin again in the morning.

For right now, I got the deck out, meditated a bit with it, shuffled and drew one card to see what it had to say. 9 of Discs. That is me developing my strength and courage. Grounding myself and being in balance. All things I definitely need to work on right now considering everything going on. Mostly things happening to others having a substantial effect on me. I like this card. She is alone, as am I most of the time. She is surrounded with all the things she loves. I get a good feeling from this card. Makes me smile. It reminds me to make the effort to continue on my course. Make the time even when I think there isn't any.

It was a lovely day today. Went for a long bike ride this morning down by the river. Sat for a time with my friend, Brent, who passed away two years ago May 10. Or I should say I sat at the tree his sons planted in his name and listened to some music on my IPod. Brent was a musician and would have approved of my choices. A few tears fell but thats okay. I miss not being able to talk to him.

to be continued ....

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I've spent some time with the Motherpeace deck looking at the picture and reading parts of the book. The cards are a little large for me to work with ... my hands are small and shuffling isn't easy.

I did my usual - a card for me, a card for the deck and a card for our relationship spread and got:
9 Wands
7 Cups

My initial reaction to 9 of Wands found me thinking this lady is tired and in need of a rest. She's worked hard but still sitting there. She doesn't give up no matter what. And I won't give up on this deck. The book says its a wise use of power, having experience = wisdom.

When I looked at the 7 of Cups my first thought was protection ... however, the book goes on about fantasy and dreams. The cups are choices and she must ground herself in some kind of reality. She can't have everything at once. If she focuses on the cup on her head it will spill out onto all the others. With the information from the book and looking again at the card, I do see it.

The World card as our relationship told me it would be complete. I will get something from this deck. It won't be easy but I have the experience and the knowledge to take the deck and allow my creativity to flow. Let the pictures speak to me. They certainly are very different and I am excited to learn more about them.

So, on Friday my son told me he was going back to school, to college, after dropping out three years ago. I am very happy with his decision. He is in a different place now and ready to finish what he started. It won't be easy working out all the financial stuff but he is determined.

I decided to draw three cards asking what I need to know about Jordan and school.

Son of Wands
8 Swords

There is the World again. That is a good sign. The Son of Wands is my child and indeed he is my child. Looking at the card it reminds me of a celebration amongst those who love each other. The sun is in the sky, everyone is happy. Exactly how Jordan is feeling and how I felt when he phoned to tell me the news.

8 of Swords confirms for me it won't be easy ... but much of his worries and even his fears about this is created by his mind ... creating obstacles to hold him back. He did that for a long time but is ready to get out of that box now. His perspective needs to change (and it is). Working out all the finances and getting part time hours with his current employer will at times make him feel like he's hitting a brick wall. I will remind him not to give up. One step at a time.

Overall these seem to be positive cards. I like them.

A bright sunny warmer day today ... enjoyable to listen to the birds singing as I write this.

To be continued ....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to myself. I will enjoy this day ... even if I have to work and even if it rains all day. I will find something to smile about. Work is crazy in a good sort of way because we are in the process of moving locations. My poor old body is sore. I've been so tired in the evenings this week, the Motherpeace deck has not been opened yet. Perhaps soon as I get home from work tonight, I can sit down for an hour or so and spend some time with it.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The last week has flown by with work being so busy as another tax season winds down and preparing to move locations this coming week. Talk about high stress levels. My tarot cards have been missing me!!

My daughter (who is 28) met someone recently but is a little hesitant (because of a long term relationship ending badly) to open herself up. She asked if I'd pull a few cards for her and requested the Pagan Tarot by Gina M Pace. The question being generally "what do I need to know". We didn't have time to do a large spread so I pulled three cards.

Ace of Wands
3 of Wands
7 of Swords

So fire/air ... compatible. That's good. The Ace shows the new beginnings of a relationship .. no doubt about that. Could indicate some insight to help her overcome her fear and take action. Seeing what she wants and going for it.

The 3 of Wands I love ... it shows the witch sitting at her desk in front of her computer with various papers around her, the newspaper classifieds open ... to me this indicates she is seeking something. Making an effort to make her goals a reality. In this case a relationship. 3's are often about love and blending.

7 of Swords in this deck talks about pleasant surprises ... realizing that sometimes good things just happen. Magick!! She needs to let go of her fears, stop assuming the worst and just let herself go with the flow. This card can indicate the excuses she is making to herself. She needs to decide what she wants and take action. Use her courage to overcome her challenges.

To me the cards indicated strongly for her to go for it. She agreed. And did just that. It is too soon to know what will come of it but the end result isn't what was questioned here. It was being able to let it begin. To open herself up again ... We will follow up in the future with another reading.

For next week, I have chosen the Motherpeace deck which I have had for years and never used. For some reason, I pass it by but the time has come. I am going to have a read through the book to get an understanding of the cards and go from there. I am excited.

To be continued ....