Friday, January 23, 2009

deck reacquiring phase

I've been in a huge reacquiring phase lately. I've been buying decks I used to have......and quite a few of them. LOL I'm enjoying them immensely. So it's not like I feel remorse after getting them again. As a matter of fact I'm flipping through and enjoying them all.

But I've been wondering why I'm doing this. I've always been the type to only keep the ones I use. If I hadn't used them in over a year I traded or sold them. Now though alot of those I had before - used for awhile, then traded away - I'm wanting again. Since this is so opposite of what I've always done I decided to do a reading to see what I can find out about this.

And I'm of course using my PDR deck, the Merryday, which is one of those reacquistion decks I used to have years ago and reacquired just recently. (grin)

So I asked "Why am I reacquiring so many decks right now?" And this is what I got.

Card #1 - What I get out of it/them. 10 of Pentacles (key word Completion)
This is very interesting and reassuring. Maybe I'm coming full circle here. Alot of the decks I'm rebuying are ones I did like before but just never seemed to "get". And now that I've learned more and am more confident with my skills I can get more out of them.
What jumps out at me from this picture is the couple talking in the background. They are enjoying themselves. Just walking and talking. It seems I'm able to enjoy and "talk" to my decks better than I used to. They're like old friends now.
Card #2 - What I need to watch out for in doing all this reacquiring. Elemental (Centaur, Satyr) - (key words Instinctive, Common Sense)
This elemental seems to be telling me that even though I have all these decks I love and can communicate with, make sure I don't always run to my decks to answer questions. Trust my instincts and use common sense too.
The Centaur and Satyr in this card are setting off on a journey. They don't pull out the cards to tell them which way to go or what to do. LOL They use their knowledge and being sensitive to their surroundings to lead the way.
Card #3 - Outcome. Fire Dragon (key words Contained Fire)
By getting all these decks back I'll be energized. I'll be running full steam ahead. LOL The fire dragon is straight energy. But in this card he is somewhat contained. OK, I was getting a bit stumped as to what this meant exactly so I looked him up in the book. (giggle) This is what it says.
"The pure element of fire, when unleased, can scorch or burn. When held in check, fire can enlighten or inspire. Our dragon has four chains around his neck, which binds his fire from being destructive. This is a fierce dragon representing spirit, intuition, motivation, and activity. In a chart, it ushers in warmth, healing, spiritual enlightenment, and the breath of inspiration. Pure and unadulterated, it is able to singe and scald, but when restrained, fire will ignite an idea or situation with hope and insight. A wonderful card when it comes up in reference to an idea or project, as it's purity of integrity and inspiration is unmatched."
Which tells me that by reacquiring all these decks I will have all these different ways to inspire and motivate myself. I will also beable to open my intuition and get new ideas and insight. hmm..... I like that.

Monday, January 19, 2009

issues with someone in a study group

I'm in another study group that does conference calls on saturdays. It's new group...just started about a month ago. But it already is growing quickly. The guy who is "in charge" is very nice and helpful, but of course he wants and needs help.
Well he had asked me to help with something before the calls even started. And now he says he doesn't even remember emailing with me on this. (We emailed back and forth for 2 days???) It's very strange as I wasn't hinting or even expecting to be asked to help. I was excited to do so, but it wasn't anything I was pushing for or even expecting to be needed.
Then there's been other instances where he's forgotten me in the group too??? It's just extremely weird and I don't understand what's going on, because as I said he is a very nice guy and we didn't even know each other before a month ago. Since something similar has happened 3 times now I thought I'd do a reading to see if I could get a handle on what is happening - what I might do, or shouldn't do.

So the first card I drew was "his point of view - what's going on with him that I ought to know". I drew the Student - his keyword is curiosity. The Student corresponds to the Chariot in other decks.

This student is on a quest. He's on a quest to discover as much as he can - about whatever he's intent on mastering. He will explore all options to learn as much as he can to. But that also means he can seem oblivious to other things around him. Other things are not as important as his studies.

Now thinking about me in this "world". I'm not as important as his studies and learning and hopefully mastering. So even though he is sort of in charge of this study group, to him it's not the most important thing. In his mind he can let it fall to the wayside if it gets in the way of what's important to him......learning.

And that does make perfect sense in the realm of our study group.

Now the card I drew for me - "my point of view in this" is the Fool/Wizard. Keywords of Naivete and Wisdom. Again this makes perfect sense for me here too!

I am new to this group. Now while the study group is a new thing alot of these people have met each other before at workshops. I haven't met any of them before joining. I did get involved with this group thinking everything would be great. It's a spiritual group. Everyone will be wonderful, with no problems. LOL Yep, kind of naive.

But if you also look at this card the flip side of this fool is a Wizard. You can create wonderful things when you believe you can! Without the preconceived notions of rules and limitations.

Although looking at this card the Fool figure is facing forward, but the Wizard is looking behind. Maybe the things that are created might not be visible until you/I have some hindsight. hmmm..... Maybe some of the things I'm going through right now as the Fool will later show themselves to be wonderful creations I'm not aware of now.

The third card was the problem or issue between the two of us. I drew the 8 of Wands. Keyword Conduit.

If you think of this card with the "regular" meaning - things are moving so fast that in Andrew's mind sometimes things will get left behind. And lately that's been me. But are there other people getting the same treatment as me? Has he forgotten about others emails and conversations with other people? Very possibly.

Then if I move to the keyword specific for this deck and think of our issues as a conduit???? Maybe they are happening for another reason. Happening so other things may happen in the future????

Now the 4th card is "What can I do to help?" And I got the Winter King. Keywords Keen, Strong, Patient. This is the King of Pentacles in other decks.

What I get the most here is Patience. Stick to my beliefs and morals, but be patient with what's going on with this group. There will be growing pains. There usually are. Especially in something that seems to be taking off as fast as this is.

This king looks very calm and collected. Doesn't look to be rattled by much of anything.

So if I call upon the Winter King's patience, be strong, and pay attention to what exactly is happening, I can handle what happens without "loosing it" or getting upset anymore.

Now though the "Outcome" card I drew is the 4 of Cups. Keyword "Misplaced Beliefs". I'm not quite sure how to take this.

If I look at this artwork and place myself in the Indian's place I see the white Eagle bringing me something wonderful. But at the same time this Indian doesn't even see the Eagle coming. He's too intent on trying to see what's beneath the surface of the water. Trying to see in depths he can't understand. If he would just look up and see what's coming, instead of looking down too deep........hmmm.......

But this is the outcome if I don't change anything. Also though the outcome if I follow the Winter King's advice. ??????

While I like the white Eagle bringing me something, I don't like the focus being on things I don't need to be dwelling on. So while the rest of the reading makes perfect sense to me I'm not quite sure how to take this outcome card. I'll need to think about this some more. And of course any comments would be appreciated.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Merryday tarot book

I've just gotten the Merryday book in the mail today! Interestingly enough though I'm not sure how much I'll use it. Although there is alot more information in there than just the card meanings. Alot of numerology....interesting, but very different, strange numerology. It's pretty much Louisa Poole's own brand of numerology. LOL
One thing I love though is she goes into quite a lot of depth with the symbols used in the cards. So what I might do in the future is interpret the reading on my own then go into the book and see what symbols she's used and add that to my understanding.
As a little advertisement! For those of you who really like the Merryday deck and book but can't seem to find it anywhere......Dark Star Philosophies has more of both the deck and book coming and will have them both in stock very shortly (if not already) and were very helpful. Even to the point of giving me a phone call because they had a question for me about how I wanted it shipped. Very nice and helpful!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Daily card

Since aeclectic is still down I thought it would be a good time to draw another card for the day. And this one is very appropriate for me! Mediation, tranquility, slowing down.

I've been doing this since Christmas but still need it. This gentleman is very tranquil and serene.....setting there meditating.

For quite a while I've just been going and going and going. Now it's time to slow down or my body will make me slow down. It already has a bit.....I'm still trying to completely get rid of this head cold/sinus infection. MADE me slow down.

I love that in this card, while the room is kind of monochromatic - even to the point of his clothes being so, there is a picture of nature showing water, mountains, and green grass and trees. I see the monochromatic color as a way to slow the mind down.

And......I just realized something. This "picture" could very well be a window. So the monochromatic color of the room slows and calms the mind down before going back out into the, while beautiful, sometimes hectic outside world!! hmmm......I'd never seen this in the card before. Makes perfect since to me though.
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This is my card of the day. The 8 of cups shows me I will beable (and should) leave behind old emotional
thought patterns and issues. Moving forward. Who know what I'll find if I open myself up by letting go of old
This card is lovely. The Indian man is ready to move into the mysterious area shown by the moon. He's looking toward the doorway cut through the rocks. What's through it - on the other side? He doesn't know but he's ready to see. He's got his back to us (the present) and is looking forward to the future - the unknown.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

PDR - my first reading

OK, I've done my first reading for the PDR study. This is going to be fun! I asked "What will I learn from this study?" I drew 3 cards - didn't specify any meanings to each space. I just read what came up.

The first card is Water Warrior (Knight of Cups). She talks of emotional release....not holding onto emotions just letting them flow like water. Along with Release her other keyword is me this means I'll have to be aware of how this release may become like a tsunami - out of control and overwhelming - if I'm not focused and paying attention. During this study she will be here to teach and show me how to allow my emotions to flow like water without overwhelming me.

The second card is the 8 of Swords. The keywords here are Sense Awareness. The guy in this card is blindfolded but also very aware of what is going on around him. Through the path of swords and the stream of water he is moving through what looks like a tai chi type movement. He shows how you can have all these distractions around you but still be able to concentrate on what you are doing. So this study will help me awaken my other senses and be open to making mental leaps that I may not have been able to do before.

The third card is Mentor (Heirophant). He is showing me by setting boundaries and goals I can learn. I've never been one for too many goals. LOL But he's here to show me how you can learn and build upon that learning by sticking with something and paying attention. In the past I have always just kind of muddled about how I felt drawn. In doing that I don't stick with anything long enough to really get deep learning. Mentor's keyword is Earth Knowledge. And by listening to him and setting this boundaries and goals I will be more grounded with my knowledge and beable to pass it on more easily. He's a very kindly, friendly soul here in this card and passes on his knowledge freely.

It's interesting that I got one cup and sword in this I struggle with my emotions and thinking about things too much. Both of those can overwhelm me to the point where I can't move forward if I let it get to that point. So this PDR will help me with this. I like that. And to have a major arcana show up also lets me know this will not be just a day to day learning. It will be deeper than that. It's also funny that the Mentor is the major arcana card - as I've always had trouble with the Heirophant in other decks. I don't do well with authority figures usually. LOL But in this deck he's such a friendly, nonthreatening figure that I feel I can really learn from and with him!

So in listening to this reading I will really be focusing on the aspects within myself that I do need to pay attention to. That this PDR will be very good for me.

PDR - learning my Merryday tarot

This is my first blog! Ack!! I know it just took me this long to find something I really wanted to create one for. And now I have it!! I'm going to use this for the study of my Merryday tarot deck, by Louisa Poole. All images are copyright Louisa Poole. Of course other odds and ends will be included later I'm sure.
I drew a card last night to start me out. I got the Sun!!! What a wonderful card to get as a beginning. I'm not sure if I can add a photo after the fact, but will scan the card and include it later. For now though it shows an idealic world with little cherub-like fairies, a child-like satyr blowing his horn and a mermaid child below, all among other wonderful things. Then of course the Sun is shining above and smiling down on "the children". The word on the bottom of the card is "innocence".
This tells me my studies will be fun, exciting, and comfortable. Maybe a bit childlike and naive at times but there's nothing wrong with that when you mix it with all that's going on in the world right now. I can use a bit of childlike innocence now and again!!!