Friday, March 31, 2017

My Daughter's Journey: Growing Pains, Stability and Moving Onward

I had my cards out to do an e-mail reading for a friend and before I did the reading I pulled a quad of cards for myself, and I'm glad I did. Sometimes if a reader has a lot on their mind or otherwise has energies that might interfere with the reading, it's not a bad idea to 'clear the deck' by doing a quick reading for yourself. It's almost like visual journaling to clear your head before proceeding.

My daughter, fiery volcano that she is, can be very moody at times. I do a lot to support her nutritionally and emotionally, but there are a lot of times where it never seems like enough (I'm sure all of you parents can relate to the parent guilt involved in this thought process), so I like to check in periodically to give myself a little boost of encouragement.

This morning, after my daughter had been in a very positive and stable mood for most of the month, which I was very happy about, had a bad morning and the school called me. My daughter had requested that she go home. She seems a lot better now and said she was just relieved to be home. She didn't like the pranking and loudness of the day in class today and I think she just wanted some quiet time. I remember feeling like that a lot as a kid. I was very sensitive to other people and noises (on many levels). It took a while to learn to shield myself emotionally and otherwise, from the intensity of life here on earth, but I think every year I've gotten better, and I can only hope the same (hopefully better) for my daughter.

So, I see a lot of this reflected in this four card reading here. The Daughter of Wands is my daughter's card, and the Ace of Pentacles as well as the Ten of Pentacles feels like stability and groundedness. I think sometimes we all just want to feel at home, literally or otherwise. I think the World points to her growing and moving forward. I know I always see this card as an opportunity to recognize that we're always moving and growing and evolving toward the next phases of our lives. Since it's the last card in the major arcana it shows a readiness to move forward. I am truly glad to see my daughter growing and changing more and more every year.

As parents we hold the space for our children. We can't shield them from everything. We can provide help, support and even protection when needed, but we can't (and shouldn't) make them think they can't have difficult experiences. These are the things that teach them about themselves. But they're also the hardest for parents to allow.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: Great Happiness

Ace of Pentacles Strikes Twice

This probably would've been more effective had I left the Ace of Pentacles card image in the mini clipboard (on left)

Last night I decided I should play with my neglected Housewives Tarot. I pulled a card and it was the Ace of Pentacles. This made me smile because, not an hour before, I had just changed the card on my mantle (the mini clipboard that displays my Albano-Waite mini pulls) because it had been, for the longest time, showing the Ace of Pentacles. It's been up there a couple of weeks, maybe? I think this decision was motivated by greed. Maybe I thought I could visualize crap tons of money coming in. So I decided to put a new card up there, which happened to be the 6 of Wands (see the image). But when the Ace of Pentacles decided to revisit me I opted to make note of it here. Haha.

Just a silly little anecdote for you all.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Birthday Reading Using the Tea Leaf Fortune Cards

Here's an interesting spread from the marvelous Tea Leaf Fortune Cards. I wanted to do a birthday spread--tomorrow is my birthday. Mostly the cards I got looked good. There is one card right in the middle--Ax--talking about things working against me. But, often when it SEEMS as if something is working against us it is actually life working in our best interest. That is my impression of this reading. Like the Rolling Stones lyric: 'You can't always get what you want, but you just might find you get what you need.'  I am going to try to update this reading if I can. I like being able to update and analyze readings after the fact. It's kind of like solving a mystery, except without the murder and mayhem.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Single Card Pull: Carrot

Here's a single card I pulled from the Tea Leaf Fortune Cards recently. What's not to love? I feel like this is fairly accurate. Less than a week ago I got my computer back, and in that time I've gotten two tarot reading commissions (which doesn't seem like I lot but I hadn't been getting any). I'm going to try to stay with the momentum if I can, but if not...that's ok too. Monday is my birthday, which is another opportunity to engage in self-care.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Vernal Equinox!

Hey Everybody!

It isn't even my birthday (yet) and I already received a wonderful birthday dad gave me one of his computers so I am no longer sans-computer and I can blog again! Woo-hoo. So, here it is.

Actually, I've had the computer since Saturday's triple birthday bash (my dad's birthday is March 21st, mine is the 27th and my brother's is April 6th), but I haven't really gotten into my photo editing, blogging and the like yet. What better day for new beginnings than the spring equinox?

I'm using the Tao Oracle by Ma Deva Padma, one of my favorite card iterations of the I Ching. This is one of my favorite hexagrams--35. Progress! It feels like opening a dark door onto a sunny morning. It feels fresh and vibrant to me.

Here's a quote from changing line 5--the one I got:

"The sun rises throughout the morning, increasing its bright and life-affirmative quality; upon reaching its zenith at midday, it naturally moves into descent and the gradual darkening of the light ensues. As it is above, so it is below. This is how all life works. Don't fall into the trap of looking for some way to improve upon it by hurrying the natural progression along. Everything is absolutely perfect as it is."

Lovely sentiment, isn't it?

Love to y'all,