Thursday, December 5, 2013
I am having a busy upcoming weekend so I decided to take off from blogging until Monday. The holiday sale that I'm participating in (doing readings, selling soaps and solid lotions) has set-up and a reception tomorrow (Friday), and the sale runs through the weekend. I will probably not be there the entire time, but I usually stay for 4 or more hours on each day.
I have some work to do--I have to inventory all of my soaps and lotions, then label all of them accordingly. It isn't that big of a deal except that I feel tired and drained today, so I may have my husband assist me just to give my sinus-pain-addled/almost-got-into-a-car-wreck-today brain a rest.
I pulled this card from the Flower Therapy Oracle Card App I have, and it talks about taking time to yourself to relax. This sounds like a good idea, particularly with a busy weekend coming up. Thankfully my husband took tomorrow off to help me and so we can hang out together.
See you all on Monday.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
I wanted to pull some cards for December using the always marvelous Tea Leaf Fortune Cards, but instead of pulling my quad of cards (4, sometimes more), I decided to stick to two. I definitely got a common theme! At least there's balance...right? :) I both have to be careful about finances and also may be receiving some money. That sounds about right. December tend to be a high expense month for most people due to the holidays. And even though I don't actually do Christmas or holiday gifts anymore, I do still seem to spend money anyway, because I do things like holiday baking (though not so much anymore since I am trying to avoid too many carbs/sugar), and I have lots of family members and friends that are Sagittarius, including my daughter, so I can't help buy them gifts because I love buying and making presents for my dear friends and family.
Anyway...for my daughter I have to think about her birthday party, which falls between my two little sisters' birthdays exactly (Dec 6, 13, 20), and I have some of my daughter's birthday gift but not all of it. I tend to buy one or two slightly more expensive things (when I say expensive I don't mean REALLY expensive, I just mean more than 5 bucks), and then a few really affordable things, like something from the thrift store. I like to also buy from small businesses as much as possible. Thankfully my daughter enjoys a lot of things. We actually bought her an early birthday present the other day--a little weaving loom from a local store. She was so excited about it, thanking us profusely for it. It's so funny! I never know what will elicit that reaction from her or anyone else gift-wise. That's why I try to use my intuition during gift-shopping or making. It isn't always the fancy gifts that get the most appreciation. Sometimes it's just something that is especially interesting at the time. This loom was $14, which isn't too bad, and as long as she doesn't step on it and crack it, it should last a long time.
O.K. I went on a long tangent with the gift thing. Anyway. The 'Purse' card does make me think of the birthday and holiday shopping I do. I am glad we stopped doing Christmas presents, as it gets really insane with a large family to buy gifts. The most I do now is put a few things in a stocking for my daughter--but even that I am going to try to cut back on, because those small things can add up quickly! It really doesn't matter what you get. I remember being really happy to see a tangerine in my stocking at Christmas as a kid. I loved everything else, too, but the sweet taste of the citrus fruit was just as thrilling as everything else.
I am going to be participating in a local holiday sale and show this coming weekend (the 7-8th), and I am a little nervous about it, even though I've done it several times before. I always get nervy about things, even if I've done them countless times before. I'm looking at the weather forecast for the week and I admit I am not thrilled with it! It has been so beautiful and unseasonably warm this past week and now we're headed into the single digits, even into the negative temperatures in the evening. Ouch. I hope people still want to go to the holiday sale. That is Colorado for you. One day it will be 60 degrees and sunny (like today), and then two days later it's a high of 10 degrees and snowing.
I guess I have come to the end of what I wanted to say, so I'll wish you all a safe, joyous and productive month of December!
I pulled these cards on Saturday which pertain to the year of 2014. I was looking for some themes to latch onto and this is what I got. Actually, I admit I did this a few times. One time I got the 3 of Pentacles (a work project, job or other collaboration), and another time I got something else, but I can't remember what. I decided to do a pair of cards rather than a single card. These are the two cards I received.
So...what do these cards bring to mind? I guess for the 10 of Cups I immediately think, 'Family' and for the Hierophant I think of some sort of structure or institution, but most often I think of the Hierophant as being a learning environment or a teacher/student dynamic. Recently I received the Hierophant and it set off a train of thought about teaching art and intuitive classes. I was thinking about doing a kind of unofficial art therapy thing--where we do journaling or journal-making, mandalas, dream interpretation art, Day of the Dead and honoring ancestors, that kind of thing. Something with a psychological and intuitive basis. Nothing too confusing or difficult for people to get involved in--just something with an emotional element that might be enjoyable to work with.
I've done this sort of thing before, but not recently--maybe 9-10 years ago, before my daughter was born. I think I miss the dynamic of teaching, especially older children/teens and adults. I find, especially since I have been volunteering in my daughter's classroom the past couple of months, that I still feel out-of-sorts when around younger kids as a group. It doesn't mean I don't like them, just that I prefer to teach older kids and adults. The things I like to teach take some patience and focus, which kids understandably don't have until they are older.
So, this is something to think about. Perhaps I will find the balance between teaching and family life in 2014.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I am going to take a little break from blogging and return on Monday! Here is a card I picked to represent an upcoming influence. I guess that would mean whatever is beyond the Fog! :) I think this is the perfect card to follow the reading before this one. After chaos and confusion...comes new beginnings and clarity. Trusting an instinct, impulse and new idea. Setting off on a fresh start.
I'll leave you all with that feeling for the beginning of 2014!
Here are two cards I received. Clouds and Fog? Wow. Sounds murky. Actually that's basically the idea. The Clouds card is pretty interesting, actually, and talks about trying on new identities and doing things differently. It reminds me of Prince Lenormand's comment on my 8 of Swords post yesterday! It says that at your core your identity is the same, but it is fun to try new things, whether it's changing your appearance or doing things in a different way. Kind of funky twist that I wasn't expecting!
The Fog card is more what I thought Clouds would be about, which is that things are unclear right now and I need more information before I can proceed and make goals. This reminds me a little of the Seven of Cups--where if your head is in the clouds you don't always make good choices. Informed choices. I think that people can go TOO far with the informed choices thing, being the self-destructive perfectionist that doesn't take any risks. But sometimes you really don't know what to do next, and taking a step when the timing isn't right could be a bad idea. I've been thinking that, for the remainder of this year, I want to lay low (except for the usual holiday chaos!) and maybe make a few things, but not make any major changes or set anything into motion that might take a lot of energy or commitment. I agree that it isn't the right time for that.
This deck is very landscapey and vibrant. I love that.