Monday, June 26, 2017

Peace in Preparation

Daily Draw: New Earth Tarot ~ 4 of Swords

Rather than resting on his coffin lid our figure is peacefully working in an organized manner.

I'm reminded by this card to wonder how much our need for peace and rest is self-caused. If a big job is at hand and we have to keep running off for material and tools we forgot. If traveling we keep needing something we forgot at home.  If studying we find ourselves sidetracked by all manner of diversions.

"If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy." ~ Blaise Pascal 1623-1662

Sunday, June 25, 2017

New Age

Daily Draw: New Earth Tarot ~ 8 of Cups

Harmony and balance are being restored, rather than the standard slump-shouldered caped figure leaving the scene. The author/artist indicate this deck was created for the new age. 'New Age' is often a term said with sneering derision.

I'm reminded by this card of the people and movements I've encountered with a new age mindset. The people who embraced hippydom, with their let the world burn man mindset. Of the Peace Corp mindset who thought they were saving the world, one small country at a time.
What these groups birthed was today's green movement. Divided by the same two groups of the 70's. Stop progress at all costs, and let the earth burn man.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Get Over It

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ Prince of Cups

'A dreamer of happier places and times' Waldherr.

I'm reminded by this card today is the good old days.


Friday, June 23, 2017

A to Z

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ 10 of Wands/Staves

This fire, bright as the sun, signifies Siegfried and Brunnhilde's task to destroy Wotan's ring. The leaves signify the personal growth achieved following the path.

Many 10 of Wands portray the carriers back nearly bent double at this stage, and the Thoth system flat calls it oppression. I'm reminded by this card life isn't an A  to Z journey, many burdens we carry may be by choice and short term, but more I think are lifelong. And most are invisible and would be difficult to explain, so we don't. Here is a hug to all of us, for keeping on keeping on, there is hero in that stack of staves.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Around The Corner

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ Prince of Coins

Perseus, son of Danae and Zeus, whose claim to fame is slaying Medusa. Which made me wonder about Medusa...ahh, Greek myths, there is always another corner in the story.

Polydectes desired Perseus’ mother, sent Perseus to Medusa, to cut off her head. A fools suicide mission if there ever was one. Of course he was given magic cheats. While Medusa was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time (Poseidon, who desired her and ravaged her in Athena’s shrine. Which ticked off Athena and resulted in Medusa wearing snakes for curls)

I'm reminded by this beautiful young prince, the card might better be seen in reverse...he wanted the big bucks and used any means possible to get it. No doubt becoming an every day captain of industry.

Medusa? The winged horse Pegasus sprung out from her neck, the child of the Medusa and Poseidon coupling...making for more around the corner myths. Court cards, gotta love 'em.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bowl and Spoon

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ Death/Transformation

Death is represented by the six months above, six months below solution to the Persephone/Pluto relationship. Persephone and her mother Demeter had no say in the arrangement, resulting in Demeter's angry penalty of six months of fallow earth while Persephone was in deep earth.

Can we make bargains with Death? Never. Modern medicine is as powerful as ancient god myths, but that won't put off the inevitable day for long.

If tomorrow was your day, what would you do with this one?
I'd like a bowl of soft ice cream maybe.

I've had a charmed life and would go without regret. My space is ready, the stone is in place, and I'd be with my parents and sister. What more could I ask for?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Golden Prison

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ 2 of Coins

Juggling important choices. Acrisius longed for a daughter but it was foretold if he had one, her children would cause his death.  His solution was keep the daughter but imprison her for life in a golden tower.

I'm reminded by this card twisting fact and fortune out of true isn't a solution but a prison of our own making.

"Gold is mined deep in the earth by poor men who then give it to rich men who immediately bury it back in the earth in great prisons, although gold hasn't done anything to them." ~ Mike Harding 1944-

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fertile Facts

 Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ Empress/Fertility

We probably wouldn't know Cleopatra if it weren't for a couple of blockbuster movies. Did you know she was Greek? Egypt was a shambles (circa 50 BCE) and Rome was well on its way to being the world power.

I'm reminded by this card a fertility of facts + alternative facts gives us the option of choosing the ones we want to believe.

"I really don't remember much about Cleopatra. There were a lot of other things going on." ~ Elizabeth Taylor  1932 – 2011

Sunday, June 18, 2017

What Were You Thinking?

Daily Draw: Lover's Path Tarot ~ 4 of Wands/Staves

Siegfried and Brunnhilde, blissful in love. More like blind in love, considering the nature of her husband Hunding. Run, Run!

I'm reminded by this card, stability is relative. And love really is blind, which is quite often a blessing and likely how marriages that manage to survive those first five years do so.

"Stability itself is nothing but a more sluggish motion”
 Michel de Montaigne ~ 1533-1592

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Homesick

Daily Draw: Shining Tribe Tarot ~ 4 of Stones

Do you know why most homes built are fairly close to the road? Because it is expensive to put in utilities. Close is a relative term, many homes in Europe have doors that open to the street. I've read in Italy when you move you take everything, including plumbing fixtures. How does an igloo stay warm? You fill it with people until you are so warm you have to go outside to cool off.

We can and do sleep and eat anywhere. I'm reminded by this card home is more about people than structure. When we are on the road homesick is the place we started from. When at that home homesick is usually the place we grew up. When I'm homesick I go to the cemetery.

"I never wanted to go away, and the hard part now is the leaving you all. I'm not afraid, but it seems as if I should be homesick for you even in heaven." ~ Louisa May Alcott 1832-1888