Chariots in The Flow

This is the week. "Behind the chariot flows a wide river, symbolic of the need to be ‘in flow’ with the rhythm of life while also charging ahead toward your goals and intentions . . . "The Chariot is a card of willpower, determination and strength. You have discovered how to make decisions in alignment... Continue Reading →

The Chariot

... as seen through the eyes of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, by Rachel Pollack Radiant Rider Waite "Spiritual victory over evil comes when we can focus all of nature, as well as the unconscious energy embodied in Shiva himself, through the conscious will." "His chariot looms larger than the town behind indicating that his will... Continue Reading →

Six of Swords, Dickens Style

Little bit of a different take on the Six of Swords... not just leaving something unsatisfactory behind for a new future, but leaving something unsatisfactory to the extent of being dangerous ... in favor of traveling to somewhere safe. And the journey itself not being quite as serene as the card imagery depicts ... but... Continue Reading →

Addiction

In this climate of opiod devastation, I thought it would be appropriate to share parts of a newsletter I receive. The advice given below seem to me to be valuable for anyone struggling with regret in general as well. *** Excerpts taken from Being in Balance, by Wayne Dyer: *** 1. It’s All about Realignment... Continue Reading →

The Tower

from Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer, by Lisa McCubbin: That night, Clara cooked pot roast, and the family had dinner together. "It was like the family was a family once again," Susan recalled. "It was like everything had been torn down, and there was nothing to hide anymore." They'd walked through fire... Continue Reading →

9 of Swords

(italics mine) "Guilty Conscience"- is a key phrase I never really connected with the Nine of Swords until seeing the above graphic after listening to the various parts in Great Expectations where the protagonist Pip is tormented by anxiety after committing some heinous (to him) deed that he was sure he was going to be... Continue Reading →

Ten of Swords

I guess Drama is just what I associate with the Ten of Swords, because I'm reminded of it again while listening to Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. And at some point I"m going to have to explore why there are so many swords in Great Expectations. So far - swords cards are all I"m reminded... Continue Reading →

Seven of Swords

When I started learning to read Tarot, it was with the Sacred Circle deck by Anna Franklin and Paul Mason, and the primary keyword they chose to go with the card is "Diplomacy." Franklin and Mason advise tact and diplomacy in dealing with situations if this card appears. In essence, to choose your words wisely... Continue Reading →

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