Monday, January 16, 2017

Magical Monday -

Magical Monday



3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: Ten of Wands - Feeling overwhelmed. Being under a lot of stress, but being able to handle it.

Heart: XX Judgement - Taking responsibility for one's own action. A new beginning. Coming to a realization. 

Spirit: II The High Priestess - Knowledge. A woman wise beyond her years. A person who is scholarly. 




 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

29 Badger: If Badger has pushed its way into your cards today, it may be telling you that you have been too meek in trying to reach some goal. Badger asks you how long you are willing to sit and wait for the world to deliver your silver spoon. 
In this medicine, the key is to become aggressive enough to do something about your present state of affairs. Badger is teaching you to get angry in a creative way and say "I won't take it anymore." You must follow up by keeping your eye on the goal. Honor the healing process as you express those inner feelings. 
Be aggressive, but don't cut others to ribbons on your way - that is too much aggression. Use your anger to stop your lolling around, so that your doldrums of apathy are a thing of the past. Badger is a powerful medicine when properly used for self-improvement. 
Remember that Badger may be signalling a time when you can use your healing abilities to push ahead in life. Heal yourself by aggressively removing the barriers that don't "grow corn." Cut away the dead wood and use Badger's aggression to seek new levels of expression. Use Badger's medicine roots to keep grounded and centered in the process. 

Sharing Shadows:

The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth



21 The Fae Who Was Kissed by the Pixies - Oh wow! What can I say here? Love, sweet love. Accept it, burnish it up, add to it, and pass it on. 
The presence of the Faery Who Was Kissed by the Pixies suggests giving and receiving love and intimacy in any of a wide variety of relationships. She gives notice that this is a time to open and heal our hearts. Different aspects of life may well be flowing happily together, healing separations and hurts from the past. Bonding may take place and deep feeling emerge. Changes for the better may occur in all aspects of life, but especially in relationships, which may be deepening and becoming richer. You may be experiencing love therapy for opening the hearts as a new relationships begin and old ones develop. Enjoy! 

Advice from the Ancestors: 


10 The Wheel: The Wheel has turned; change is at hand. In all nature there is a time and tide. The cyclic laws of birth, death and rebirth are ever revolving and, without change, all things stagnate. How you deal with this change is the issue here. Within the tangled and tightly woven fabric of chance you have the power to make a difference. By your own actions you can change your life. You are not a prisoner of fate, but an integral part of it. Remember, this is not a dress rehearsal! Life is what happens to you while you are waiting for it to begin. Whether on the surface the change appears to be for better or for worse, welcome it, be at peace with it and take control of your actions within it. All things must pass. 


Thoughts: As we were looking today for a piece of jewelry that I had misplaced my husband located a card that had apparently been missing from my Deviant Moon deck. The Six of Cups apparently ran away at some point when I was doing my morning draws or my magical Monday posts. I never even saw it go, strange. The six of cups speaks of not lingering in the past. Nostalgia is fine, but trying to recreate the past is not. Something to think about. 


Blessings!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Magical Monday

Magical Monday


3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: Three of Pentacles - Artistic ability. Creative collaborations. Using other creative people as a conduit and as inspiration. Finding a creative outlet.

Heart: Six of Wands - Emerging from a time of necessary change better than before. A metamorphosis. Victory. 

Spirit: IX The Hermit - One who seeks to be alone. Solitude. Make sure you get the alone time you need, but do not hide from the world. 



 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

10 Turtle: If you draw the Turtle card, it argurs a time of connecting with the power of Earth and the Mother-Goddess within. This is a reminder of the ally you have in Mother Earth. It does not matter what situation you have created; ask her for assistance and abundance will follow. 

Sharing Shadows:

The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth



39 Losgunna: Losgunna tells us to pay attention to our dreams,to listen to the murmur of the waters, to note the patterns in the damp, fallen leaves, to listen for the distant, high sounds of angelic music among the stars. She also suggests soothing baths, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, trips to the nearest spa or hot springs, and dips in the handiest sea, pond, or mountain lake. Mud baths also help us quiet down and become strong enough to explore her territory, which is the earth and the waters, from the depths to the heights. 
As important as it is to explore the inner realms, she tells us that exploration of the other realms is also vital. She suggests that we go places we have never been, try things we have never done, take classes in subjects we always meant to study someday, maybe even learn a language and see where that takes us. Explore widely and deeply in our own world so that we develop the adventurousness of our spirits. 
It almost goes without saying that she recommends exploring Faery. She also suggests kissing any metaphorical or actual frogs you can encounter to test for princes or princesses-but I don't know how seriously you want to take that suggestion.

Advice from the Ancestors: 



Knight of Bows - Fox: Determination leads you to success but sometimes at personal cart. Your life may change or enter a different path at any moment. Native wit and cleverness guide your steps towards fulfillment, as does your gift of anticipating the future.

Thoughts: This, for me, is the year of Brave. And so much of the readings today seem to reflect or honor that idea. I will reflect more on this later, but it had to be stated. 


Blessings!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Magical Monday - Welcoming 2017

Magical Monday



3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: King of Stones - Wolf: Learning from your past mistakes as well as the mistakes of others. Learning from history rather than repeating it. Wisdom that comes with age.

Heart: 20 The Great Bear:  Going through a time of change. Taking time to assess what is important in your life, and what is not. Taking an honest look at your life to see what you need more of and less of. Make your life better through honest contemplation. 

Spirit: Three of Stones - Creativity: Harnessing your creativity to make beautiful things, and to express your truth. Don't be afraid that what you are doing is not good enough. This is an expression of your soul, and should be treated as such by you. 



 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

24 Crow: If Crow medicine appears in your card spread, you must pause and reflect on how you see the laws of the Great Spirit in relation to the laws of humanity. Crow medicine signifies a firsthand knowledge of a higher order of right and wrong than that indicated by the laws created in human culture, With Crow medicine, you speak in a powerful voice when addressing issues that for you seem out of harmony, out of balance, out of whack, or unjust. 
Remember that Crow looks at the world with first one eye and then the other cross-eyed. In the Mayan culture, cross-eyeds had the privilege and duty of looking into the future. You must put aside your fear of being a voice in the wilderness and "caw" the shots as you see them. 
As you learn to allow your personal integrity to be your guide, your sense of feeling alone will vanish. Your personal will can then emerge so that you will stand your truth. The prime path of true Crow people says to be mindful of your opinion and actions. Be willing to walk your talk, speak your truth, know your life's mission, and balance past, present, and future in the now. Shape shift that old reality and become your future self. Allow the bending of physical laws to aid in creating the shape shifted world of peace. 

Sharing Shadows: 
The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth



52 The Rarr: A Rarr in your cards encourages you to be especially attentive to what you are doing with your energy and intentions. Don't get carried away by the Rarr's bouncy enthusiasm, but do take advantage of the energy. You can accomplish a great deal with the energy being made available to you. This is a good time. Note that the Rarr is not grounded - and is not meant to be - but humans need to keep their feet firmly on the earth. When you encounter the Rarr, breathe slowly. Center. Earth yourself. Be clear about your objectives and then go for them. 


Thoughts: The holidays are over, and I am off school this week, so I am looking forward to working my way through the Winter Solstice module of the Psycho Spiritual Wheel of the Year. I am already formulating what my word/words of the year are going to be for 2016. I will share more on that later in  the week. 
I got some amazing gifts for the holidays, including my husband buying me the Deviant Moon Tarot. I am so in love with it. I had been eyeing it, and he bought it for me, in spite of thinking that I have too many decks. I am so excited to start working with it. The imagery is so beautiful, and strange. 



Blessings!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Magical Monday - It's Yule week!

Magical Monday



3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 


Head: 21 The World Tree: The universe and all its blessings are available to everyone who seeks knowledge and wisdom with a sincere heart. On every level, the cosmos has a generous bounty and gives freely of its rich nourishment and fulfillment. No matter how long the journey of life may be, however many twists and turns the maze may offer us, in the end, if we persevere, we will reach the point of fulfillment. This may relate to material gain and wealth or to spiritual happiness and emotional security, but after the long process of learning, responsibility and rebirth, it is now time to bathe in the light of renewal, attainment and personal triumph. Breathe in the rich air, drink of the sweet water and rejoice in the warming fire of the universal life force.

Heart: Eight of Bows - Hearthfire: Hope leads to the attainment of innermost dreams, desires and security, fueling your soul with belief in yourself, your values and natural justice. To commune with a close fellowship of friends and family, tested and loyal to a common moral code, belief or way of life, brings a blessing. A gathering of friends and family around a place of common emotional significance, symbolism and safety is a powerful experience. It is a time to be thankful and to express and receive love. 

Spirit: 14 Balance: You must be balanced and patient. The time is right to rest and contemplate all the facets of your existence. To continue now you must be still and calm. Finding inner balance that will enable you to see beyond the present state is a process of trust and confidence in your own strengths. These facets may include parts of your psyche that you would rather not deal with , but no amount of denial will rid you of the need to absorb and reclaim them. Balance is absolutely necessary to free the inner self from the fears and self-doubts that keep us spiritually deaf, dumb and blind. 



 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

8 Otter: If you have drawn this symbol, Otter may be telling you to become playful child and to simply allow things to unfold in your life. It may be time to stop your addiction to worrying. Otter also teaches the importance of not hanging onto material things that would bind you or become a burden. In looking at how you learn from Otter's habits, you might look at the joyousness of the receptive side of your nature. Have you given yourself a gift recently? Have you received any messages in your meditations? Become Otter and move gently into the river of life. Flow with the waters of the Universe...this is the way of balanced female-receptive energy. Honor it! In doing so, you will discover the power of woman. 

Sharing Shadows: 
The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth


24 The Piper: To get what you want the Piper recommends that you try polite requests and gentle, patient persuasion - and then wait, quietly welcoming, for it to come to you. Seek harmony and tranquility in yourself and in the world around you. Use tenderness and gentleness. This card speaks of a time of harmony, creativity, and increasing order. It tells of communication without words - the music of empathy and the awareness of the feelings and concerns of others. This is a time to pay attention to the subtlety of others' expressions of feelings and ideas. Look past the surface and listen as you would to a beguiling melody on the very edge of hearing. He also plays melodies in our dreams, which may be filled with meaning and importance, and then he leaves it up to us to understand what they mean. 
This may also be a good time to be aware that others may be listening to us with sensitivity and clarity - so much so that they may hear what we are truly saying more than we do ourselves. 
This card may also signify musical talent or ability,or it may be suggesting that the use of music is in some way important at the present time.

Thoughts: It is Yule and Christmas week. We have so much going on. :) I will catch up later. 

Blessings!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Foto Fridays - Holidaze

Friday, December 9, 2016: We went to see our favorite nail techs at CS Nailspa in Gahanna. Christmas nails.



Saturday, December 10, 2016:  My little sister was attending a military ball with her boyfriend Dan, so I drove to Cambridge to take pictures and help her get ready. 




Sunday, December 11, 2016: We broke out our new skinny tree, and began decorating for the holidays. 




Monday, December 12, 2016: Tea with Tarot night, and my cat climbed into one of the boxes of decorations. 


Tuesday, December 13, 2016: Beautiful Koi from a fountain in a local Chinese restaurant. 


Wednesday, December 14, 2016: Spent time carving the stamp for my holiday cards, and stamping them. So much green paint. 



Thursday, December 15, 2016: Holiday Sock Exchange! You buy a pair of socks and stuff them with awesome stuff. The socks I got had holiday flamingos, and were chock full of awesome! 





This weekend we are having our ornament decorating party. And upcoming we will be going to zoolights, and generally celebrating the holidays. More soon. 




Monday, December 12, 2016

Magical Monday - 9 days until Yule!

Magical Monday



3 Card Spread -  Head, Heart, Spirit 

I have been typing out the exact definition from the book, but starting this week, at least for the tarot, I am going to start paraphrasing and giving you my feelings. 

Head: Six of Arrows - Transition: This is a card about change, from the inside out. If you are looking to move on and move up you cannot do that if you are holding yourself back with old dreams, old thoughts, and regrets. It is time to adapt, adjust and let go of the things you no longer need.

Heart: Six of Vessels - Reunion: The holidays are a particularly hard time for me, and I think this card is telling me that it is time that I dealt with the issues behind my anxiety, and reclaim the holidays as my own. 

Spirit: Three of Vessels - Joy: Do not become to wrapped up in life that you cannot take time to enjoy things as they happen, and celebrate life's small victories. Practice gratitude everyday. 




 Totem for the Week:
from Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson 
Illustrated by Angela C. Werneke

If you have chosen the moose card, you have reason to feelgood about something you have accomplished on your journey. This may be a habit you have broken, a completion of some sort, an insight on a goal, or a new sense of self that you have fought hard to earn. It is a time of feeling harmonious pride, and of recognizing those who aided you in the process. 

Sharing Shadows: 
The Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth


1 Unity: When this card comes up in a reading, it is asking us to remember the mystical concept that we are all one, unified in a holistic universe. It reminds us to look art the needs and goals we have in common with others, and to seek cooperation and community action rather than attempting. to do everything on our own. To achieve our goals, we need the active cooperation of others; and to get that cooperation, we must be helpful to them and willing to work with their ideas as well as our own. It suggests that we think of things in terms of partnerships rather than lines of hierarchical authority. 
Unity also tells us that we have much to gain by remembering our own wholeness. Resolution of inner conflict is often necessary before we move ahead. It is important at this time that we work towards cooperation and reconciliation, within and without. 

Thoughts: I am working this week on decorating my house for the holidays, as well as carving the stamp for my Yule cards. On Saturday we are hosting an ornament decorating party. This should be fun. 

We got a new tree. It is a 9' skinny tree and it is so tall. Pictures to come. 

Blessings!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Foto Fridays - The Holidays: Part One

Friday, December 2, 2016 - A Satisfying Fortune


Saturday, December 3, 2016 - Weekend with Grandma. 
A friend had a baby shower in the area, so we spent the weekend with Seth's Grandma Mitch. Seth helped her put up her tree, and then we worked on a jigsaw puzzle. It was a really relaxing weekend. 





Sunday, December 4, 2016: Heading home from Grandma's


Monday, December 5, 2016: Got my new Member Card. 
We support WOSU, our local NPR station, and we get a member card that apparently get us some amazing discounts and perks. I had no idea until the new one came. 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016: Dungeons and Dragons Night -
Fighting ogres and a couple of humping hobgoblins. 



Wednesday, December 7, 2016: My badge holder exploded. 


Thursday, December 8, 2016: Bingo Night
Once a month I go with my sister and some friends to play Naughty Bingo. You play for Adult Toys, and yell Dildo rather than Bingo. It is seriously fun.




Coming up this week: My sister attending the military ball, decorating for the holidays, the nieces in a holiday program, Dinner with friends, Holiday sock exchange, so much happening. 

More soon.