Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Memento Mori Signals October Changes

Happy October, everyone!

Here is a card I chose to post for today using the Graven Images Oracle app on my phone.

Good ole death, right? Major changes, or, occasionally...literal death. Though I try not to predict death. I don't think it's a good idea!

It's funny, because when I went to pull a card the Death card was still on my screen from another oracle app I had open. Then when I pulled a card from the Graven Oracle, this card came up.

It's certainly true that we're in transition! We're moving this month. Lots of packing, moving on. We're moving to a different city and a new house, and hoping for the best! There are some annoying things that come with a move. It certainly makes you feel uprooted. But, hopefully, it will be for the best.

Sending you all beneficial endings and joyful beginnings,

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Strategy as Stress Relief

I've been feeling icky, sick and, admittedly, overwhelmed by my impending move.

I don't think I fully realized this until today, went I felt teary and anxious on top of the fatigue, nausea and cold symptoms I had. I decided to take some deep breaths and pop in an audiobook by Michael Neill (Effortless Success), since it has a soothing effect on me, and I pulled a card from the Energy Oracle App on my phone as I was listening.

The card I received was Strategy. Amusingly, as I pulled the card the audiobook started talking about strategy. There was a lot of overlap in the meaning of this card and what was being discussed in the audiobook, which was cool.

I do feel that having a plan and taking steps consciously toward it, are ways to relieve tension. Especially when the feeling of stress is largely rooted in having a hell of a lot to do, as in a move. I was telling my husband the other day that we should do a kind moving checklist so that we don't waste brain power trying to figure out what we haven't done yet.

There is something to be said about actions that are practical and grounding.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Resourceful but Tired Hubby Trio

When I pulled these cards yesterday (while my husband was taking a little break to himself), I thought of how reliable and responsible he can a fault. The King of Swords is the card I've assigned to him. Whenever I see this card in a reading I do feel it is about him, unless it's in a completely different context or a reading for someone else. I was thinking about him a lot recently, as he seemed especially stressed.

And the reason for why he's been stressed, no doubt, is a feeling of having to be so responsible. There's the financial aspect of the Ace of Pentacles, and the having to be patient and dedicated aspect of the Seven of Pentacles.  Anyway. These are some of the thoughts I was having when I saw this trio. I was glad he took a break, finally, to take care of himself. Often, I have to insist he does, and I hope he'll take more active steps to care for his own well-being in the future.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Intercession and Gate: Assistance and Opportunity

Interesting duo, here. There's help and intervention, and also an opportunity that I need to take advantage of. A good reminder of free will and the fact that in order to be prosperous we have to be proactive and make our own luck--at the very least jumping on opportunities that present themselves, whether they involve the assistance of others or not.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Illness and Arrow: Sick and Satisfied

I pulled this duo from the Graven Images Oracle App last night. When I saw the Illness card I was puzzled. Me? Sick? I had a little bit of a headache but I didn't quite understand. But then I woke up this morning and my mild headache had become a head cold. I am staying home and laying low! I don't feel awful, just not very good.

I also take the card of Illness as a cue to take better care of my health in general. Exercise more, meditate more, eat consistently well, etc. I do think it's good to discover things before they become chronic problems, as it says, as I already have some issues that hopefully won't worsen!

Arrow was a welcome card after seeing Illness. We had just found out our house bid was accepted, and we now have a wonderful place to move to! We're so relieved to have that figured out.  I look forward to settling in to our new locale and starting a positive chapter.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Obelisk: Resenting Redirection on a Path

Interesting card, eh?

The basic idea is that a person gets directed away from something that is just not the best idea. Maybe it hasn't been clearly thought out, or maybe you're just going the wrong direction. In any case, I hope that I will go in the right direction, even if it means an annoying detour!