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 , (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 ....

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Someone I cared about very much passed away earlier this week only three months after diagnosis.  Always a sliver of hope because there has to be, however, at the time he told me the news, I knew.  Did not want to know but I knew.

When his son contacted me on Wednesday to give me this sad news, the tears began to fall.  No longer will there be any exchange of our interesting and fun conversations.  No more hello, how are you today.   He was a person who genuinely cared about me and me for him. There are not many of those in my life.  

I will miss him and my heart is heavy.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy December

Wow, where has this year gone?  December already. Time seems different as I get older.  There certainly isn't enough of it.  There is more of an urgency to use it wisely.  Fitting personal interests in around a busy full time job is quite the chore. What to leave in, what to put off for later ... what is most important to me.  I want to do them all!!

Determined to spend at least an hour today with my cards, I got out my Morgan-Greer Tarot deck.  I think I bought it off e-bay many years ago and when it arrived I discovered it was the Spanish edition.  Oh well, I said to myself.  The cards are still beautiful and I can learn a little Spanish while reading with them.

Not using a particular spread but with the thought of the month ahead, I drew three cards:

Seems I am on my own in this journey for the month.  Not a surprise.  I really like this 9 of Pentacles, especially the purple.  It speaks to me of growth in awareness, wisdom and my intuition.  She seem very content and grateful for all she has, as am I.  Saying that, the hooded bird reminds me there is still a part of me needing to reach out for a little more and not be too content where I am.  Cannot forget to continue growing. Ever.

This does not need to be done immediately.  It must be thought through from different perspectives, without distractions.  Breathe.  Meditate. Dig deep. Relax.  Allow it!!

I will be ready for the new opportunities coming my way.  Most importantly, I will be a part of creating these new opportunities.

... off to find more time :)