Here is your wake-up call, Dorothy. There will be no more surrendering, no more helpless retreat. The only thing that blocks you now is giving up too soon. Keep moving forward and do not let your own fears and insecurities stand in your way. Do not blame your competition; they have your face in the mirror, just as you have theirs. Kansas is where you need it to be; it is not gone from you.
Stand on the earth. Listen to the wind. Feel the passion burning within and ride the waves where your youthful determination yearns to go. You have all the tools you need, the blessings of the God and the Goddess, and the energies of the nature spirits to guide you. Go in peace; abide in peace.
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How many times must we repeat a lesson before it is learned? It is important to make mistakes, because our failures of the past are meant to grow into our future successes. Learning hard lessons enable us to grow into a new wisdom. But, when we find we are experiencing the same disappointments over and over again, we need to look into the areas of our lives where there may be a separation, a discord between ourselves and others, — or simply within ourselves.
I have been guilty of shortsightedness on more than once occasion, and have suffered the consequences of it. I have tried to follow poorly written patterns to complete a knitting project, attempted to overlook blatant mistakes in new recipes, and spent many hours and many dollars sewing costumes from patterns that 1) do not fit, and 2) do not suit what I am trying to make in the first place. I make corrections, fudge mistakes and freelance with my needles and scissors, never bothering to change the faulty instructions in the first place. I am usually too rushed to write down any important changes so, ultimately, have to start over, again, the next time.
I find myself repeating mistakes I have made in other areas of my life, as well. As the lynx, I need to pay attention to the physical realm, and to be aware of the effects generated by everything I do. If I feel isolated, alone, — what may I be doing that causes a separation from those around me? Are my expectations too high? my tolerances too low? Am I really trying to correct mistakes of the past, or am I comfortable with the familiarity they provide me as I look to an uncertain future?
The promise of the cauldron is that of Rebirth. It is a time for rejoicing the potential before me, for letting go of what no longer serves in order to grasp what lies before me.
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There was a lot of talk this weekend about overcoming some roadblocks that have been on the road. It’s true; I want to achieve a lot, but I have felt held back in so many ways. But, who is my enemy here? Are there others who are holding me back, or am I my own worst enemy? Have I been consumed by negative thinking, or living past mistakes over and over again?
Am I ready for what lies ahead of me on the road? I may be determined to succeed, but how can I be sure that I am prepared for any changes that may be ahead of me? I need to be certain of what I am truly wanting to achieve, and realize that achieving a goal is only possible if I choose to succeed. Practice is not enough! Nothing can be left to chance.
What is my motivation? Is this really what I want? It is only after facing and defeating my greatest fears that I will be empowered to overcome adversity and open the pathway to success.
There is a lot of action in these cards. Nothing will be gained by dwelling on unanswered questions. I must release the hold the past has on me, and overcome my fears. When I have truly identified what I want, I can move forward with skillful determination.
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Nothing remains the same. Change is inevitable, and occurs as a natural progression from what was to what will be. Each and every step in the transformation process is equally important, and must give way to the next. It is so easy to get stuck in the middle somewhere, and be unwilling to let go of past losses or failures. So often, the temptation to hold onto unrealistic goals or ideas lingers, and we find ourselves stuck in the bitterness of stagnation. Learn from the past, and carry into the future only that which will serve you.
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It seems to be a weekend with a few stones on the road, but nothing I haven’t seen before. I need to remember that adversity is only a bad thing when you lack the resources or experience to overcome it. It’s a good time to look at the big picture and be less concerned with too much of the small stuff. The path I am on might be a little bumpy, but it can still lead me to where I want to go!
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This photo was taken at a Bohemian Gypsy themed birthday party, where I was solicited to provide tarot readings for guests. What a great time I had! I did know most of the Querents, at least casually. One by one, they approached the table for a reading, — with open minds, open hearts and (somewhat unfortunately) a sense of humor.
Don’t get me wrong. I understand that most people consider tarot to be “for entertainment purposes only”. In time, I think I can change their minds.
The same goes for the Weekly Tarotscopes I’ve been posting here on this blog. But, this one I totally understand. Most “weekly horoscopes” (of any kind) are too general to be of use to anyone, because they are based solely on a person’s Sun sign. But, that is two details less than the absolute minimum one needs to describe themselves in astrological terms. Continue reading “Do You Know Your Big Three?”
Do you read your own cards? If you do, do you journal about what you see? If not, you may be missing a golden opportunity to experience some much-needed healing or the chance to avoid making old mistakes over and over again.
Like many of you, I try to take a daily 3-card draw, to see what energies are around me, or to seek out possible solutions to problems I might be experiencing. I admit I can’t do this every day but, when I do have the time, I do it for at least 3 days in a row, and record what I see in a journal. Continue reading “Tarot Journeling”