Blessings that go ignored


Yesterday there was some issue in the water lines of my house due to which there was no water in taps for the entire day.

So we had to purchase 19 litre bottles from the supermarket. Last night when I went to bed my mind started ticking like it always does. I was thinking how blessed am I to have access to clean drinking water 24/7. Also the fact that I wouldn’t have thought of this blessing if the water lines didn’t block.

This reveals an interesting fact about the human species. We do not realize the worth of something till we no longer have it. Here is an excercise for my readers: take mental notes of the numerous blessings you have everyday. In a few days you will start being more grateful for your life.

Even though our lines blocked, we still had the option to purchase from the…

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Queen of Pentacles Reversed: Biddy Card of the Week

For me, this week, this card is very much about taking some much needed time to REST, and do a minimum amount of work. Not just resting, but healing BY resting, and by just allowing myself to BE, as opposed to working to “fix” myself.

2016 and 2017 were very difficult years for me, and I couldn’t figure out why the wounds are still very much present. But I think it may be because my attitude has been “okay, I’ll hurry up and feel this pain and move on.” Last week l decided to just accept it and walk with it and SIT with it.

And I guess I made the right call because 2 days in, for the first time since 2016, I started feeling like giving a fuck about my appearance. : )

So for the moment, I am doing whatever I want each day unless I really have an obligation to meet or task to complete. The income I’ve put in place supports it, and I”m taking it, just as if I was recovering from a major physical injury. I wish I’d known to do this sooner, but I”m stubborn and it takes a year or two for me to figure out that all my fighting isn’t getting me anywhere lol!

All information taken from Biddy Tarot website:

Reversed Keywords:

Financial independence, self-care, work-home conflict.

Radiant Rider Waite


When the Queen of Pentacles is upright, you are focused on nurturing and providing for others; when reversed, you are turning that caring energy to yourself. You are creating financial independence, perhaps working for yourself, starting your own business or supporting your lifestyle with your income. You may still be in a partnership or family, but you are keen to ensure that you can sustain your own lifestyle, now and in the future, by yourself. You may have a separate savings account or a long-term investment plan to ensure that you can take care of yourself if need be.

The Queen of Pentacles reversed also suggests that you are nurturing yourself on a personal level. You may be preparing nutritious meals, going on retreat alone, and generally paying more attention to yourself and your needs. You are tending to yourself, knowing that to care for others, you need to first care for yourself. Trust that work and family can survive without you for a short period of time while you focus on you.

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At times, the reversed Queen of Pentacles can reveal that your work and home life are out of balance and you are putting too much of your attention in one area to the detriment of the other. On the one hand, you may be very consumed by your job, spending long hours at the office, travelling for business or bringing your work home. On the other hand, your home and family life may be taking over, and you are unable to give your attention to your work. This might work on a temporary basis, but the ultimate goal is to integrate your work and home lives so that they are (mostly) in balance. You may also find a release by returning to a favourite nature spot and allowing yourself to take in this fresh, natural energy.

Similarly, an inverted Queen of Pentacles can point to an inner conflict when it comes to balancing work and personal priorities. Despite trying to make it work, you may consistently feel that you’re not giving enough of your attention to either your work or home life. Sometimes, you just cannot do everything, and you will need to make some choices about where your priorities truly lie. You may also need to make new agreements with your partner or your boss so that you do not feel over-committed to one area. Seeking out additional home help, such as a cleaner, nanny or housekeeper, may also help you feel more at ease.

Resting: Four of Swords

Excerpts from my favorite, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, by Rachel Pollack :

Stabilization. Rest. Retreat.


“Withdrawal . . . can . . . lead to healing, if the purpose is not to hide but to recoup strength. The card can mean holding back from a fight until there is a better chance of winning. Similarly, by withdrawing for a time after some deep hurt a person gives him or herself a chance to recover.”

“The imagery suggests the Fisher King of the Grail legend,whose physical wound mirrored the spiritual sickness of the kingdom.”

Excerpts from a wonderful piece on “The Courage to Rest” , by Simplicity Relished:

Resting takes courage. Resting says, “I am okay with what I’m missing. I’m okay with what I can’t do. I recognize my limits. I submit to my own needs.”

We are not a culture that likes to rest. In fact, those of us all too familiar with the work-hard-play-hard mentality understand that life can only be measured by intensity. We are comfortable on either end of the spectrum– intense work or intense play– but there is an ominous gap in the middle that we find terrifying. The place where neither work nor play happen. The place of rest.

The amazing thing about resting, however, is that its impact is manifested in both work and play. When I am rested, I can dig deeper into myself for patience, creativity, compassion, and conviction. When I am rested, I work more efficiently. I think more creatively. I laugh more heartily. I enjoy things more deeply.

The courage to rest is the courage to invest, in a sense, in our experience of life. Slowing down comes with little to show for our efforts, except that the quality of our experiences will be much improved.

The Moon Reversed (Biddy Tarot Card of the Week)

The Moon reversed indicates that you have been dealing with illusion, fears and anxiety, and now the negative influences of these energies are subsiding. You are working through your fears and anxieties, understanding the impact they have on your life and how you can free yourself from such limiting beliefs. This is a truly liberating and transformational experience.

Biddy Tarot

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 is more powerful than the rules of society.”

“By controlling the horses (or sphinxes) the Charioteer controls his instinctive desires.”

Test Reading: Last Paycheck

Testing for accuracy. Test Running a spread. Also shows the thought process behind my readings. Shows how the Tarot can be applied as a tool to the simplest of situations and questions. This is why I only charge 5US$ sometimes, depending upon the simplicity of the question.

Thoughts and Interpretations from readers welcome!!!

The Question is “Is my (missing) paycheck forthcoming soon (in the mail, etc.) and I just don’t know it?”

I didn’t think to clarify as I was shuffling that “is it forthcoming without my having to call HR first?” So I may have to do this again.

I did a Three Card Spread:

1. Truth of the Situation
2. What I Need to Know
3. Answer

I pulled the cards that are shown below:

1. King of Wands
2. Queen of Pentacles
3. Nine of Cups

The Answer to the Question

So, of course, the first thing I looked at was the Nine of Cups as the Answer card, and it’s a great card for a Yes/No question, most usually means a resounding “YES!” So I”m happy with that. I take that to mean my MIA paycheck is on the way and I’m just not aware of it yet.

So maybe check is in mail, or maybe I have to go up and get it, who knows. I’m double checking on that now.

The Nine of Cups is a smug, happy guy; he’s gotten what he wants. That bodes well for me in this case.

Truth of Situation

The next card I look at is the first one, the Truth of the Situation, the King of Wands.

The first things that pop into my mind are that Kings are about Authority, and Wands are about Passionate Feelings. This King is angled away from the viewer with his left arm presenting. The left arm is controlled by the right brain. (Which is how I deal with Left and Right sides symbolism in my readings.) The Right Brain deals with intuition, spirituality, Creativity, the Arts, etc. This King is sitting and just thinking about things, or about something.

He’s not about action yet. He’s not using his Fire actively or externally yet; he is more contemplating what he should do for the moment. I’d say that’s accurate to what I am doing right now. I didn’t see my pay deposited Friday; I waited til today (Monday) to see if maybe it was in the mailbox before taking any action, and now I am contacting employer to see if maybe I was supposed to go pick up and I just didn’t know it.

It’s worth noting that he holds his Wand in his Right Hand, denoting the Left Brain and Logic/Reason. When he does take action, it will be logic ruled. This also is accurate for me.

Sometimes the Truth card will tell you Truths you are not aware of. So far, this one is only telling me where I am on my part, which I already know, but which validates that I shuffled effectively and that the rest of this spread is most likely accurate as well. Which is always nice to know.

This King has a lot of power but also a lot of self control, as all the Kings do. This tells me that I am handling this situation in the right manner and that I”m right to evaluate before taking action.

Finally, this King if facing away from the Nine of Cups. He’s not focused yet on making his desires manifest. He’s more waiting and seeing if the situation will rectify itself before wasting time and energy trying to force the issue. Again, this is accurate for my frame of mind and response.

What I Need to Know

And finally we have the Queen of Pentacles in the What I Need to Know position.

The first thing that comes to mind with her is that she also, is facing away from the Nine of Cups. Does this mean I”m too overly focused on my material security? More than I need to be, perhaps? This Queen has a very fertile kingdom but she doesn’t realize the Nine of Cups is right there next to her, it seems like. She’s angled towards the King of Wands, who is contemplating what action to take. The rabbit, a symbol of fertility, is also not just pointed away from the Nine of Cups, but actively running away from him.

Which does reinforce for me, the feeling that this may be advice to not worry and that worry is needless. No one in this card is acknowledging the Nine of Cups at all. They’re not seeing that it will be resolved very satisfactorily. They’re very comfortable and in no danger of poverty in this card. This Queen is also looking down at the huge pentacle she holds in her lap, which to me also could be a symbol of focusing too exclusively on material security. She’s not even looking at the rabbit, much less at the Nine of Cups. She’s not looking at anything around her. Just the pentacle in her lap. The over-sized pentacle in her lap.

So as far as I can tell, What I Need to Know most likely means “Stop worrying.”

And again, a look at their comparative positions to one another:

This spread is made of three different elements, which means it’s fairly well balanced. The only element lacking is the Swords, which means I may be focusing too much with my emotions, my passionate feelings, and my material concern than with any kind of overtly logical thought. Though I picked up on “logic” when I was looking at the King of Wands, so that makes me not too concerned about that.

The summary would be that waiting is fine, nothing is in any peril, and it will work out in the end. Which tells me to go ahead and wait til I hear back from my employer regarding my inquiry about it. If I don’t hear back from them, say, by Friday, I will go ahead and call HR. In which case, it will certainly be the Nine of Cups in the end, because I KNOW HR will resolve this if the individual store does not.

So we’ll see how accurate this pans out to be as the situation unfolds.

And if anyone else has any thoughts to offer, please do!

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