Monday, December 29, 2014

Three Factors in 2015 Reading

A couple of days ago I purchased this deck, Les Vampires, by Lucy Cavendish and artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith, and I have been enjoying it. I've been wanting one of the decks by this duo. This one I chose, admittedly, because it was readily available at a large bookstore. I think I might have ordered a different one if I was handpicking one, but I'm glad I have this one as I really do appreciate it.

I've done several readings, none of which I'm posting because I am too lazy to post multiple readings right now. But here's one I pulled today. Excuse the wonky angle of the picture. I could've fixed it but I decided not to re-take the picture or otherwise be too perfect. Hehee. I liked this trio, and it really resonated with me for the theme of this upcoming year.

The Creator card has an Empress-esque energy. Creativity, parenthood, bringing things into the world. This is something I want to do more of (in a fun, good, nourishing way), in 2015.  We are all creators and inventors, and the more we honor this part of ourselves, the more it flourishes. A quote from this card:

"You have a creative spirit, and the ability to bring to life a wonderful new project. This will bring you wonderful responsibilities and opportunities. Don't hesitate or delay! This is part of your sacred purpose!"

The Enlightenment card is a nice companion card to the Creator card. What better bedmate to creativity than inspiration? Innovation, inspiration and epiphany is the subtitle of this card. The readings I've been doing about 2015 have highlighted creativity as a huge part of it. The creative process requires innovation.

With Resurrection as the final card in this trio, I feel like it's pointing to a resurrection of my creativity in a more central/focused form. This, again, is a theme I've been seeing in my personal readings over the past few months. This reprise/recovery theme can also refer to my own energy and health, perhaps. But this seems very proactive overall:

"It is time to make things happen for yourself. It is time to actively explore what you have always denied yourself the chance to do. For there is a path clearing before you--but it requires an enormous amount of determination on your behalf. You must remake yourself. Look within and see what has less than satisfied you. And know that something that you thought was over, done with, and decided is truly about to surprise you."

Haha. I have to admit the 'enormous amount of determination' thing is kind of unappealing, but otherwise I completely agree with this reading. I do need to do things on my own behalf, and far less passively. I need to commit to myself, in whatever ways that presents. I need to stay present and not fade out on myself. It is true that, in order to be creative, which is part of being human, we have to be brave in putting ourselves out there, again and again, despite the outcome.

Sending good wishes and creative determination to all.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Anxiety, Reversed

I know I said I wouldn't post until January (and I may not post until then, or may rarely post until then), but I thought I'd post this card. The past couple of weeks I have felt rather crummy. As I mentioned in my previous post, I've had some sort of gastrointestinal and other issue (sinus? ear?) that is causing vertigo. However, since seeing an chiropractor/nutritionist/acupuncturist lady I've seen some improvement and we have a plan for improving not just this issue but my overall health.

Even though I'm not 100% better, I'm starting to see a positive turn and, because of that, my anxiety has reduced considerably. My blood pressure shot up during this past couple weeks of crappiness, and that began to concern me. But, as my anxiety has diminished, my blood pressure has returned to normal. Since then, just in the past day or two, I've felt motivated to be involved in my own life and my own well-being. I want to feel good, not just sort of ok.

In any case, I hope that my next blog post reveals that I feel a lot better. One positive thing about not feeling well the past couple of weeks is that I have been realizing how much I've neglected my physical and emotional health. I have not seen a health practitioner or anyone who might help me feel better. I've just been floating along, feeling mediocre, sometimes feeling really crappy. I think my body finally sent me a strong signal to pay more attention.

Wishing everyone a happy solstice, Hanukkah, yuletide, Christmas, and New Year.

Much Love,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hope and a Short Hiatus

Hello Folks,

Just a quick post. I haven't been feeling that good lately. Scratch that. I've been feeling awful! I've had some vertigo, weird gastrointestinal symptoms, difficulty eating and sleeping, and just lots of extreme tiredness, etc, etc, insert boring, annoying symptoms here. Ugh. Anyway. I'm going to take a break from blogging until New Year's Day, but I decided to pull a card before I flee.

Here's the card I got. Hope! Nice card, right? Out of desperation (because I'm a cheapskate/often broke and hate having to go in to see anyone), I went to a holistic nutritionist/chiropractor/acupuncture/etc lady who came highly recommended from several ladies from my daughter's school. I called this morning and managed to get a short appointment today. I went and, although there is work to be done and it'll take time, I feel more hopeful than I did, which is not necessarily saying much considering my mood from before.

Because I don't feel so hot and I don't want to exhaust myself and exacerbate my symptoms any further, I am not going on the trip that I originally planned to go on.

In any event, I am wishing you all a joyous and positive close to 2014.

I'll catch up with y'all soon!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Home Within

I love this has such a cozy feeling. I like the simple but important concept presented here, that home is more of a feeling than a location. I've been noticing this more after moving. That the center of my sanity lies within me (cue cheesy muzak) and that this is what I need to cultivate and encourage.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

End of Year Influences Reading

Mostly for the purpose of cataloging this draw, I am posting it here. It's the end of the year Tea Leaf pull. Interesting. I will definitely go back to it and see what I can glean from it.