Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Fortune Teller's Mah Jongg: Family and Health Focus

Here is a trio I pulled yesterday from The Fortune Teller's Mah Jongg, a very impressive little oracle consisting of 144 cards, some of them repeats, based on the Mah Jongg game. I like that there are extras of cards, since it's a card game and it's made to have multiples of things. This makes it easy to see a repeat of a theme or message in an oracle reading.

I admit this deck was a bit intimidating at first. The readings they suggest are complicated, not unlike Lenormand readings with a Grand Tableau or whatnot. But, being a person who loves doing things her own way and who loves shortcuts, I often just use this as I would any other deck.

Each card has a meaning that can be impacted by the cards around it, which is true of most oracle decks, but this seems especially true with this deck. It gives examples of how different pairings enhance or change certain meanings. This is, again, not unlike the Lenormand.

In any case...I have found this to be a surprisingly simple deck for reading with, even given all that complexity I just mentioned. Over time, I've learned the basic meanings of the cards, but I'm sure this is something that could take decades to do well.

The basic meanings of the cards I drew:

Peacock-From what I understand, this represents an older woman. There is a young woman card too, which is the Peach. This can also be somewhat lucky (but not too lucky!) as the book states. 

Seven Stars: This is a card about hopes and wishes, ambitions, fate, and other lofty sounding things. 

Toad: This card is primarily about health and healing, but can also be a warning not to overreach your ambitions. 

This trio came up in response to a query I had about what to focus on right now. My impression of this reading (which is highly personalized, I'm sure) is that, at this time, my main focus is family and my health, but that personal ambitions may take a back seat or even be too lofty at the moment. That doesn't mean I can't do them, but I feel like it's saying that my personal health and well-being trump that. This makes sense, as I was simultaneously wondering how I could bolster my physical health.

The Peacock made me think of my grandmother, who is living nearby with my parents, who I have been visiting a couple of times a week. She has very limited mobility and no short term memory (and is also very weak). I've been thinking about her a lot since they moved her back here about a month ago. She's 90 and I don't know how much longer she has. I know when my parents were out of town in Texas I felt a lot of guilt over not being nearby to visit my family, since care-taking for elderly relatives is a very intense and tiring affair, and my parents were very burnt out.

All that is to say that these things have been on my mind lately. Maybe a little too much---I can't think of much else. The Toad card brings the focus on physical health, which certainly applies both to myself and my ailing grandmother.  I feel that this will transition into something else at some point, but at present, this is what has been in my thoughts lately.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Medical News: Rider & Tower

I pulled this duo just now, to see what might come up. I looked up various meanings for this duo, and while many had promise, I ended up going with one that popped into my mind, which is medical news. The Rider brings some sort of information, person or visitor of some sort. Tower can be an institution/building/official/governmental establishment, among other things.

I guess I thought of this possibility since it seems to be a topic of interest today. My mom, grandma and sister were in town today (along with my dad and sister's BF to meet us for lunch), to see if my grandma's cast would come off after having been on her broken arm for two plus months. Unfortunately, the verdict is that it cannot come off. It was a very bad break, and if she weren't 90, it would have been operated on, but she is not strong enough to undergo such an operation. So, she will continue with the cast and/or brace. They were told that even a really young patient would have a long recovery from this type of break, and that it normally would require the aforementioned surgery.

Another possibility is my brother-in-law who has been in and out of the hospital for his ongoing issues. An even more mundane possibility is my husband going to the eye doctor this afternoon. In any case, health care of all sorts is highlighted!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

End of An Era & Leaving: Timely Exit

Here's another one of those readings I did yesterday, pointing to something ending and it being time to leave something behind. Of course, I'm not entirely sure what this means, but I think we're always undergoing little deaths and births and rebirths. My daughter's going to be back in school soon and I'm glad that's almost happening. Haha. Anyway...


A Butterfly Directive: Moving

From the Butterfly Oracle Cards for Life Changes, I pulled this card to post today. I did a few pulls yesterday, and I felt like 'Moving' and 'Leaving' kept coming up. No idea why, but there it is.

In addition to the most obvious meaning, which is changing residence, this can mean moving in other ways. Exercise, changing your scenery somehow (through redecoration or other means), etc. I think this works well as a general rule. Why not? We all need a change of pace, even if we don't make a dramatic move (such as moving to another house/state/country) in order to keep things from stagnating.

Much Love,

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

An Artsy Push: Do Creative Stuff

The other night I pulled a card from a cheesy unicorn deck I have. Haha. Gotta love the cheese! Anyway, I got the 'Finish What You've Started' card. I wanted more info, so I pulled one more card--the Creative card. So, in other words, make some things! I definitely have not been in maker mode this summer. I've pondered some things but haven't really followed through with them.'s a nudge from the Corny Unicorns™.