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Posted on August 10, 2015
How much fun is this? from 1967’s Easy Come Easy Go Thanks to Bobbie Long for pointing me to it
Posted on July 30, 2015
Another first! Finally, a look at the inspiring 2 of Wands.
At the Ace, we get an inkling of a calling. Now that the 2 shows up, we’re getting a sense of where in the world we’re going to express that inkling.
Our inner enthusiasm, our inner drive, is seeking its outer counterpart.
Notice, in the Shadowscapes image, that our persona, accompanied by a whole tribe of fanciful fur family – the instinctual selves – is very removed from the rest of the world. In the Rider Waite Smith image, it’s the same situation: looking out at the world, holding fast to our Wand – our growing sense of purpose – considering possibilities from a distance.
So, where in your life are you feeling the call to express an inner ambition? Shadowscapes says we don’t have to be realistic at this point – let all of your inner voices have a say.
Now’s the time to look around to see where the possibilities are. Get a sense of how you and the outer world match – or don’t. If there’s tweaking to be done for a good match, do some brainstorming and planning.
Settle in with the match and the meaning that bring you the most enthusiasm. You don’t need to roll with anything yet; just get used to the possibilities.
And keep your big picture eye out for opportunities!
Posted on July 27, 2015
I know I’ve been lax about posting regularly on Mondays.
We can pretend it’s so that you can review old posts with your expanded experience.
Really, it’s partly because I’ve been thinking about things that are hard to illustrate and, you might have noticed, I like to include pictures.
And, if you’ll admit it, you like to have pictures, too.
How often do your questions boil down to, “Am I doing anything that looks like what this asana is ‘supposed’ to look like?”
What if I told you that the asanas are all just a smoke screen – kind of like photo shop in a fashion magazine?
The real magic is about your awareness.
Posted on July 23, 2015
It’s summer re-run time. Mostly this is being re-posted because I love the photo.
What? This doesn’t look like any Tarot card you’ve seen? Me, neither. But I’ll bet it might call to mind a Tarot card or 2 (and feel free to let us know which ones in the comments section).
I love this! I’m a big fan of Tarot humour, even on the dark side.
So let’s take a break from looking at specific cards this week, to look at your approach to Tarot.
Is Tarot a Very Serious Undertaking for you? I like the respectfulness inherent in that. And you can look at possibilities for being respectful while keeping a big, questioning sense of humour. Partly because a lot of life is funny, strange and just plain peculiar. Partly because laughter helps free the mind to make the kinds of intuitive connections you’re making when you read Tarot. And partly just because it’s fun!
I love that our kitty is taking Tarot into unexpected places. Really, poker?! Can’t you just see the faces of the other players when that deck came out? “WTF” probably didn’t begin to cover it.
Find some unexpected places you can bring Tarot. Start with where, when and for what you usually read. Move into some totally outlandish ideas. Make yourself laugh.
What if your deck came with you to the salon and you only did hairstyles that were pictured on the cards you drew? What if your deck came grocery shopping with you and you only bought what it told you to? What if you took a drive with your cards, letting them telling you where to turn? Or if your side of any conversation was based solely on your deck?
Then dial it back to possibilities you could actually live with (although your craziness could lead to some outrageous adventures or, at least, a very weird diet plan!). Your energy level has dropped for no particular reason and you want to know why. You’re bored with yourself and need ideas for sprucing up. You need a new design for your garden. Rock and roll with your own ideas!
Kitty brings up another, sobering aspect to Tarot: actual peoples’ lives were affected by this episode. Okay, responsible Tarot use isn’t likely to kill you. But you are using Tarot to involve yourself more fully in your daily life. And that’s why you were right to have that Very Respectful Approach to Tarot: because real people with real lives are involved.
So find that personal balance between the lightness of humour and the responsibility of any of the intuitive arts. Enjoy the laughter and be humble about the privilege.
Now, excuse me, I’ve got to go laugh hysterically at the next good Tarot joke.