Thursday, June 20, 2013

Short and Sweet

Knave of Swords, The Fool, King of Wands - Tarot of the Magical Forest

The first impulse I got when I turned these cards over was, "You need to get control of your thoughts, girlfriend. This is a brand new journey, and it's just the beginning. You will be the master of your impulses and cravings, and you will accomplish your goals."

Now head over to my other blog to see why I needed a pep talk today.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hooky Playin' Hubby

Three of Pentacles Reversed - Revelations Tarot

Perhaps this card is referring to the fact that my husband stayed home from work today. He hurt his back last night, and he had a project he wanted to complete today, so staying home seemed like a good thing. As much as I like having him around I was a little disappointed because I wanted to have a productive day. Usually when he stays home we encourage each others' lazy tendencies.

The day started out looking like that would be the case. He played a video game, and I felt a tiny bit resentful that my family had messed up the kitchen and nobody was picking up after themselves. Things improved later, though, and as far as productivity is concerned, it was a good day. I made dinner, did some laundry and got some housework done. I made some green juice too, which is the first time I've done that in a couple of weeks. So, maybe this card is simply referring to a day off in the middle of the week for my husband.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Baby Queen of Cups

Queen of Cups Reversed - Revelations Tarot
I know exactly how to connect this card to my day in a sweet and whimsical way, which might surprise because the reversed Queen of Cups is anything but whimsical.  She is manipulative.  She is given to emotional outbursts.

Zach Wong, the creator of the Revelations Tarot says on his website:
"She is a temptress. She pulls on emotional strings. She dances and dazzles with her magic and charms with her flirtatious promises of happiness."
These descriptions make me smile because I am thinking of the baby we had the pleasure of babysitting at my house today.  She is just a year old, and she had us wrapped around her little finger.  She would shriek when she didn't immediately get what she wanted, and she would reward us with huge smiles the minute we complied with her wishes.  Babies don't mean to manipulate us, but they've been given cuteness and charm, and our sweet little guest sure had a way of turning a houseful of big people into her servants.  It was fun.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

The Hierophant - Revelations Tarot

It's Fathers' Day, and we continued our tradition of making a special favorite meal for my husband. He was King for the day, which just means we wouldn't let him help make dinner or clean up afterwards.  We also took cards and white chocolate truffles to our dads, my husband's and mine, which has also become a Father's Day tradition.

Besides our Fathers' Day rituals I worked on two new daily rituals of my own, and did my morning yoga and had my breakfast smoothie.

“Tradition simply means that we need to end what began well and continue what is worth continuing”

~ Jose Bergamin

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Saturday, June 15, 2013


The Star - Revelations Tarot
I drew The Star this morning, and it was the perfect card for the day.  When I see this card, the word, "hope," comes to mind.  In fact, the companion guide for the Revelations Tarot says,...

"When this card is drawn, it is implied that there is hope in your life.  Hope can come from within you to drive you further in life and down your chosen path, and it can also inspire others around you to achieve their goals or to carry on." 
That is exactly what is happening right now in my life.

The sun was shining.  This is the third day  in a row that I've done a little yoga in the morning, and it's the third day in a row that I worked in my garden. 

I noticed when I walked around the house there was a zip in my step.  Instead of lumbering around like the effort was just too much, (Many days it really has felt like it is just too much.) I walked with purpose and a faster pace.  I even danced around to the music I was listening to on the stereo.  My kids called me a goof, but I could tell they were happy to see me happy.

I feel hopeful for the first time in a long time.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Break Free - Swim to the Surface

Eight of Cups - Revelations Tarot

I pulled the Eight of Cups this morning with the intention of looking for connections to it throughout my day.  The first thing it reminded me of was the sun salutations I've just begun practicing.  The merman swimming to the surface almost resembles someone in the extended mountain yoga pose.  I also connect to this card because I'm trying to leave behind habits that no longer serve me while trying to establish new healthier habits.  Still, I am holding onto some habits for the pure hedonistic pleasure of them, and maybe this card is telling me something better awaits if I could only let go.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Taking Control

Justice, Page of Wands, Ten of Wands - The Gilded Tarot

Justice is reminding me that the situation I'm in is a result of the choices I have made, and the choices I make now will affect me in the future.  That's not to say I'm in a bad situation.  Sure, I have challenges, but overall I have a good life.  This isn't a card of condemnation...or praise.  It's just a fact of life that the choices we make affect our lives.  We are in control of a whole lot that happens to us.

Getting very specific, I've been lamenting the fact that I'm not sleeping well and wondering why oh why can I not sleep.  Well, to be honest, there are a lot of bad habits I could change that might help me sleep better.

I believe the Page of Wands is me right now.  I'm taking baby steps toward changing some of those bad habits.  I'm trying to change my whole life, really.  I want to be healthier and more plugged into my life, and I have begun the process of change, but the Ten of Wands is warning me that along the way I will feel burdened.  I may feel that it's all too hard and be tempted to just give up. 

When I think about the fact that I have to make these changes for life, or go back to the same old situation I'm working so hard to leave behind, I do become overwhelmed, but this card is telling me to hang in there.  In time the healthy changes will become habits that I don't even think about anymore.  Naturally.

I can accomplish what I have just set out to do.  I need to remember my old mantra, "I can't fail if I don't give up." 

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
~Dale Carnegie

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