Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Oracle Card of the Week

 #12 Porcupine - INNOCENCE
From the book "The medicine in this card is that of relief from seriousness and severity.  Open your heart to those things that gave you joy as a child."

Yesterday was a rollercoster day for me. It went from bad to good, then worse to better.  I like to post my oracle card on Wednesdays, but it just wasn't happening.

My card draws were as all over the place as my emotional state! This week I'm using Medicine Cards, but before I drew this week's card, I was about to write some final thoughts on last week's oracle card in my notebook. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Tarot Card for the Week - King of Wands

Charisma - Inventiveness - Encouragement
"Brandishing a multi-purpose, five-headed wand he constructed himself, he is full of bold ideas, and his magnetic personality inspires others to partake in his journey to the top."

I have been full of ideas for the last two days.  From home made cleaning supplies to neighborhood nature adventures and projects I can do with our older son while he's off-track from school.  I even had some ideas for my social life that I just took for a daydreaming kind of "What if I could...?" thing.  I believe I might be able to pull off some of these ideas of mine.  I don't think I'm heading to the top of anything, but I do have some interesting ideas that others might want to go along with. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Oracle Card of the Week

VILA Shape-Shifting
The book says  "Vila (pronounced vee'lah) is the eastern European name for the Goddess energy moving through the earth as nature."

I usually like to do my oracle card draw the day after I do my tarot card for the week, but this time I did them the same day.  At first glance the two cards seemed completely unrelated.  Then I read the section for the meaning of the of card and this line jumped out at me, "Are you feeling stiff and stagnant, losing flexibility in your way of thinking and being?"  I couldn't help but smile.  It would be lovely if every week’s cards were this cohesive.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Practice Reading

This is the follow up reading I'd mentioned doing for my friend in this post. My placements of the cards in the Celtic Cross might be a little different so I'll list them below.

1. What Covers: Queen of Wands
2. What Crosses: 5 of Coins
3. What Is Beneath: 0 The Fool
4. What Is Above: 2 of Coins
5. What Is Behind: XVIII The Moon
6. What Is Before: 9 of Swords
7. Self: VI The Lovers
8. House: XIII Death
9. Hopes & Fears: Knight of Cups
10. Outcome: Page of Wands

Below is my very brief interpretation. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

XIII Death - My Card for the Week

An Unavoidable Ending – Loss – Necessary Change

Okay, my first thought is to deal with that stuff in the ‘fridge. I’m sure this card has deeper meanings for me as well. 

I wonder if this is related to the books I’ve been reading and ideas I’ve had about religion lately.  They are starting to change or at least challenge my beliefs.  The way I look at things.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Reading for Others

I cannot read for my husband.  I’ve tried more than once and with different decks too.  The first time I used Tarot of the Saints. It all made sense and seemed like a clear reading.  But what I saw isn’t at all what happened.  In fact, it was exactly the opposite.  The other times the decks were New Orleans Voodoo Tarot and the Golden Tarot. It was just gobbledie-gook.  None of the cards seemed to have any relation to the question (all 3 readings were work related) or to each other. Recently though, I have had some success with reading for a couple of my friends. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Oracle Card of the Week


Now I'm feeling the fluffy-bunny. :D

"The storm has passed, and it is time to enjoy the refreshing beauty of this cycle,..."

Not surprisingly, this card is about counting my blessings.  The book says to..."do so slowly and with genuine gratitude that is expressed up close and personal."

I like go back year after year and re-read my journals, leaving little dated notes to myself. Doing this had taught me that I tend to write more when I'm not happy. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tarot Card of the Week: Judgment

 Assessment – Acceptance – Harsh Criticism
This has got to be one of the top 5 empowering Judgment Cards.

I’m so glad I finally pulled a card that’ll give me something thoughtful to write about in my journal.  Aside from just looking at how this card, from this deck reflects this week.  I can spend the week reflecting on The Judgment card in depth.

Queen of Swords

At night I need to stay in the boy’s room for a while to make sure Anthony, the younger one, doesn’t get out of bed.  To relieve my boredom & stress, I’ve been listening to these weird brainwave mediation recordings that I found on rhapsody.  Most of them are ocean sounds, but one that I really like also has something that sounds like wind blowing with a babbling brook kind of sound.  It’s an Astral Trance OBE brainwave thing. It was so relaxing.  Love it!!

While I was listen to this the other night, sort of dozing, the image of the Queen of Swords from the DruidCraft Tarot just popped up in my mind.

The image was animated; I could see the wind blowing her hair and clothes.  I went with it and put myself in her place and enjoyed it until it was time for me to leave the room.  I don’t know if that counts as a full on out-of-body-experience.  But it got me thinking about my relationship with the Queen of Swords and how much its changed over the years.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Last Weeks Tarot & Oracle Cards

7 of Wands
Well, it looks like I might’ve read this one wrong, at least the wrong kind of bugs.  We have been fighting with an irritating cold germ.  No crawling bugs, no allergy attacks. Maybe because I took defensive position to start with, I don’t know?  It hasn’t been too bad, just bad enough to keep us from enjoying the weather over the weekend, and keep me off the computer.

As for my oracle card that I never posted about …
From the Shaman Wisdom Cards #36 Nettle (Masculine-West-Mars-Fire).  Another not so happy-go-lucky card.  This used to be a daily deck for me. It is an odd one, but I’ve bonded with it.  Whenever the Nettle Card would come up there would always be more bickering in my family.  Naturally, I wasn’t too happy to see it pop up as a card for the whole week! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Tarot Card of the Week

The Seven of Wands

Challenges - Fighting Back - Crisis
Where are all the warm and fuzzy cards!?!  Oh well, this one is pretty fitting.

I had a serious allergy attack this morning and nothing that I could take for it.  It is time for me to find something that I can take daily.  The season is upon me and if I don't take defensive measures I'll end up with ear infections and sinus infections. Ugh!

The other seasonal battle to deal with is against the bugs!  It was a losing fight last year, but I learned quite a bit about which essential oils repel which critters.  Itsy-bitsy red ants were into the coffee, the peanut butter, the smallest food dripping. They hated the citronella. Big black ants would come into cool off every time we hit triple digits.  They wouldn't cross a line of peppermint.  I can't even talk about the spiders...Blech!! This season I'm already armed and prepared with my own home-made Bug, Be Gone! In 2 scents mint & citrus!

My boys are like Hansel & Gretel with the crumbs, so vacuuming alone isn't going to cut it.  I will arm the perimeters today.

Clearly, I have issues

I went to Target just to get allergy medicine, but I couldn't stop myself.  Yes, I know the notebooks are on the other side of the store. 
These little spiral bound guys have those pockets that I love so much and they match my hardcover daily journal.  Of which I have 3 extra.  Two of those are in a different color combination that I did not get the matching mini spiral notebooks for.   Let's see how long I hold out.

I've added a Tarot Journals page with info on how I use my tarot journals.  If you're interested in what tarot users do with their journals, like I am, check it out. 

If you have a blog or something else where you talk about your tarot journaling or other tarot experiences, let me know by leaving some info in the comments  so I can read about it.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Another month – Another Deck

This months deck is Kat Black’s Golden Tarot.  I did a 3 card reading with it yesterday.

I’d like to be able to use my cards to do readings for others not just myself.  It’s hard to find chances to practice.  With the little ones, I don’t get out much and most of the people I know aren’t into tarot readings.  I think its probably better practice with total strangers anyway. 

I like to see other peoples spreads they’ve laid out for themselves without reading their interpretations.  Just the question or situation and the cards.  Then I can read the cards (or lay out the same ones with a different deck) and imagine giving them the reading myself.

Since I like to see others doing it, I’ll start doing it myself.  No need to tell me what you come with, but if you have a blog where you post your readings please let me know so I can follow it. If you want to see the reading follow the link

Update on my card of the week

I’ve been about 50% on it when it comes to the advice from the 5 of Swords.  Good thing I got the heads up because I spent all of Saturday laid up with migraine.  So I’m better off today than I would’ve been if I’d been my usually slacker self.  

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