Sunday, August 20, 2017

Washed By The Sun

Daily Draw: Victorian Fairy Tarot ~ Wheel of Time

A title not commonly seen, but perfect for today.  I went to the family reunion yesterday, some of the family there I hadn't seen for ten or fifteen years. I think I can safely say the wheel of time has been kind to the Mallows. My dad had eight or nine sisters, all beautiful. Most are in their 70-80's now and kayak, bike, or walk the beach for miles...good stock there.

I'm reminded by this card to remember at any age, life is still what we make of it, and our faces and actions reflect that attitude. We can be a glade washed in sunshine or a closed and shuttered house.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Stagnant

Daily Draw: Runic Tarot ~ Is/Isa

Like last Saturday, we are asked to let go of what we can no longer carry, to lay down the actions that do not serve us well, to stop tending what doesn't work.

You'd think it would be simple, just do it. But human nature is to cling to what we know. At its base it is probably some ancient instinct but today isn't ancient times and we have too much of what we don't need, do too much of what doesn't matter.

I'm going to drop my guard and go to a family reunion today.
In truth, it is pretty brave. But it shouldn't be and any reluctance is all on me.  I can do this...

Friday, August 18, 2017

Common Good

Daily Draw: Runic Tarot ~ 5 of Coins/Lughnasadh

Thinking about it doesn't cut it with this card. Teams should be organized and in the field pulling together.

I'm reminded by this card of the cracker jack team we had when I was living up north taking care of my father in law as he navigated through dementia. I have no idea how it crashed and burned but I miss that knowing everyone was on the same page working for the common good. It was uplifting and joyful and made for good memories during a very bad time.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Special

Daily Draw: Runic Tarot ~ 10 of Coins/Lughnasadh

Ambitious, efficient, predictable, organized. The ten of conformity.

I'm reminded by this card, as much as we like to think of ourselves as unique, it just isn't happening. On the other hand, each of us is incredibly special and should treat ourselves as such. Without becoming 'precious'.

Work work work work work...Mel Brooks. again.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Eclipse Glasses

Daily Draw: Runic Tarot ~ Beltane

The vision to see everyday life can be fun, exciting, engaging, special.

I'm reminded by this card of Vision I picked up our free solar eclipse sunglasses are our little library yesterday, please do not look at the eclipse (fun, exciting, engaging, special!) without eye protection. Here in the US ask at your library, ''''''''/.8'''''''''''''''''''''  ]]]]]]]]]iiiiiii

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Belay That

Daily Draw: Runic Tarot ~ 5 of Swords/Samhain

In a tarot based on astrology and runes, this card celebrates the first week of December. Harvesting is now completed with the winter squash and nuts and mistletoe. The party season gets rolling, and hopes and expectations are high.

My curmudgeon side says put the brakes on expectations, you will only be disappointed. Belay That! I've been through times where something to look forward to is all that kept me carrying on. So carry on, celebrate, have a little fun. Have a lot of fun if you like, no harm in being happy. And happy with friends is even more fun. And I can guarantee, having fun alone builds on itself. Go for it. Give expectations a try.

Who is this person and what have they done with Sharyn? Yes, I can be cheerful if I put my mind to it...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Civilization

Daily Draw: Runic Tarot ~ Os/Ansuz

What makes a civilization? Writing systems, architecture, sacred kingship.

I'm reminded by this card, to wonder what makes them go? Weather changes for one, which drive ancient civilizations ability to feed the population. All the civilized markers in the world can't be maintained on an empty stomach.

Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
~T.S. Eliot, The Rock, 1934

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Moved By Motion

Daily Draw: Runic Tarot ~ 5 of Wands/Imbolc

Not so much in retirement, but our working lives and childhood are much like the figures on this card. We are both the big figures making the motion and the small figures, moved by the motion.

It is raining today, first time in weeks. Yesterday's wind and today's wet have scoured out the air which has been filled with wildfire smoke. While we enjoy the fresh, clean view, we will also go to town and get a part of Rob's chain saw, he is in the middle of a winter wood job, sixty feet of fir. We will run by Bob's and find a new electric kettle. Small stuff, but our store is turning, and our purchases will give a little momentum to the small figures. I like this card, everyone involved.

"I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap." ~ Ani DiFranco 1970-

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Put It Down

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Death

I like to think of this card as 'taking the cure'. We've finally convinced ourselves to drop the broken tools and put this life project down.

I'm reminded by this card it isn't possible to have every life tool, broken or used or pristine. Recognizing this state is the one tool we all have. It is done, fried, past it's pull by date, last year's prom date, someone else's problem.  Git along little doggies, there is more to life than this.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Savoring Abstinence

Daily Draw: Tarot of the Origins ~ Hermit

Research Solitude Abstinence. Ouch, abstinence isn't a word that comes to mind in this nation of plenty. Or in my life.

I'm reminded by this skull, and early man in the socket, saying here ye will also be, to give a thought to what I could cut back on, in order to savor it all the more.