Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mountain and Stars: Be Back Next Week


Here's a duo I pulled: Mountain and Stars

From Faery Godmother Fortunes:


Star/ Mountain- making the most of an enforced wait, trusting that challenges and obstacles will be overcome, not letting troubles get you down

This is good advice, I reckon.

See you all soon.

Love,
MM

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Anchor & Fish: Financial Stability and Savings


I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love when a pull directly responds to a question. Honestly, though, this is true the vast majority of the time. This is a very elegant pull, though, and I love that.

Over at Faery Godmother Fortune's site, I found this brief description:

Fish/ Anchor- money is secure, a nest egg or ‘rainy day’ money

I was asking about our financial status and whether things might improve overall. And that does (largely) include things we do proactively to change things.

At first I feared that Anchor meant that things wouldn't change, since it has a very firm, stable feeling, but my sense of the reading was not negative at all. I didn't see it as saying, 'Sorry, dude, but things are not going to change financially.'

To me, I felt the meaning of having a nest egg, and building up funds was more accurate. We've been running behind over and over again each paycheck, despite my attempts to be frugal. I am going to step it up, though. Part of the issue was a need for some repairs (my car AC in upper 90's heat comes to mind), which added extra expenses to an already taxed (pun?) financial status.

I am putting into place some measures to help reduce shopping expenses, and debt in general. One that I'm implementing is no going out to eat for a good while. Not at all. We can't do it right now anyway, but even if we get money I am going to refrain from doing so, unless it's a special occasion (a birthday, for instance). Then I am going to place that money that would have been spent going out to eat in a savings account. There are several other things on the list of ideas for building up funds, some of which I took from an article on how to trick yourself into saving more money.

I am also going to use a (free) grocery delivery service where I order my groceries online and have them delivered once a week. This will cut down on the amount of grocery store visits where I tend to be far more tempted to make impulse purchases like a drink or snack (or essential oil).

Additionally, we have a couple of paychecks coming in that will have a bit more money than usual, and a bit extra from those will also be placed in savings.

Anyway. Those are just some examples of what I'm working on in this area.

Fishy Good Wishes,
MM

Wordless Wednesday: Cards from the Chrysalis Tarot


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ring and House: Selling and Buying


Here's a duo I just pulled today to post on the blog. Hrm. Ring and House. I had a vague idea of what it could mean, but just for kicks, here is what LearnLenormand.com says about this duo:


Ring + house (4): house purchase/sale/rental

House + ring (25): real estate contract, lease/sale of a house

Hrm. I find it odd that this would show up now, while we're on hold from selling, though my husband and I both still want to get the show on the road, despite some roadblocks. I guess we'll see.

Love,
MM

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bear and Bat Beside Me


Here is today's draw! Of course, I tend to think of them as being an influence of several days, weeks sometimes. I received Woman, which I see as my significator card, even though I would not wear a corset. ;D She stands in the middle of the reading flanked by the Bear and Bat.

The Bear can be about protection, mothering, finances, diet/weight.

Here's the description from LearnLenormand.com:


Lenormand Bear Meaning 
 Keywords: PERSONAL FINANCES, boss, mother figure, strength, weight, diet, power.

General Description: The Lenormand Bear often comes through as your personal finances such as investments, income, and cash flow. It can also represent the head of a company or an individual’s boss.

The Bear is a card of protection, strength and power. Much like a mother bear protecting her cubs, the Bear will use its strength to protect those it holds dear. It’s for this reason that the bear can also represent a mother, grandmother, or any mother figure.

If you think of how a bear in nature depends on gorging in the Spring to survive winter hibernation, you’ll understand how the Lenormand Bear deals with health matters connected to nutrition, diet, weight gain, weight loss, and obesity


This is interesting. I think a few of these things could be relevant to me. The Bat, which is a bonus card in Shaheen's deck, is about rebirth, transformation, and then there's a mystical aspect to it--navigating the unknown, maybe with your inner sight. It's like a combination of the High Priestess and Death. Very cool, right?

In some ways, this is similar to yesterday's reading. The Seer is not too unlike the Bat, and the Bear is not too unlike the Anchor. I suppose I should think more on what this could mean.

Have a swell day,
MM

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Seer & Anchor: Finding Stable Income Intuitively


I had my hubby look at this duo and asked him what he thought. He felt it was about doing tarot readings for money. I guess I can see his point! I know there are other options, like the title of this post suggests. There may be an indication of using my intuition to navigate steady work prospects. But considering my tarot reader status, this could be a literal representation of that.

Much Love,
MM

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hanged Man and Handout


O.K.

I got bored so I decided to end my hiatus. Haha! I may not post quite as much, but I just felt like I wanted to today so what the heck? Here I am using my new Victorian Steampunk Tarot. I like this deck, but I admit I didn't realize that it was a pips deck until after I purchased it. Even so, I find it visually fun and interesting, and I don't mind the pips since I know the cards well.

One of my favorite features of this deck (rather the deck's book), is that it has an option for reading yes/no answers. It shows which cards mean no, which are neutral and then which are yes. I thought it was fun because it is similar to a method I use, but a little more defined.

The Hanged Man made me think of my blogging hiatus, but also my feeling of being 'on hold' in general. Selling the house is on hold, and creative ventures are on hold, only because I just can't think of anything I really want to do. I still feel in the midst of the Emptying the Bowl™ process, and I am not quite sure what will happen on the other end of that. But that's alright.

The Six of Pentacles makes me think of money, and how I've been trying to think of ways to save and make more money. It has been on my mind a lot. A hand up but not a hand out? Well, I might take either. LOL.

That's all for now. Have a swell day, everyone!

Love,
MM