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 ....


  1. Hi carol, The Wildwood deck is so amazing! I am so happy for you you've got one too
    Congrats with your boy finishing college; again a milestone in both your lives.
    I miss my dad too, last month it has been four years now. These holidays do bring back a lot of good memories

    1. Thanks Ellen, I am so excited and looking forward to spending time with the Wildwood. Wanted it for awhile.

      Sorry for the loss of your dad. It was six years last month my dad's been gone. I was lucky to get lots of time with him. I don't deny being sad sometimes now they are both gone but yes, there are so many wonderful memories. Happy holidays to you and your family xxxooo

  2. Sounds like you have been a busy bee, but that there are many blessings among the busyness. Hope you find some time to relax and enjoy your holidays. And congrats to your son!