Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Fifth Tarot Message

As some of you already have read on Aeclectic, souljourney and I were extremely happy and surprised to have Martien and Teressena, creators of the Fifth Tarot, at our very first tarot meetup group! They are such wonderful people.....very spiritual and just happy people.

Anyway I didn't have much money at the moment, but knew I wanted to buy at least one deck to send to a friend for her birthday coming up next month. I thought I'd just buy myself one later. ROFL Yeah, right!! (grinning) I kept telling myself that up until I met them and saw the deck. LOL So yes, I bought two right then. hehehe

I was kind of playing around last night with the deck. There is just so much information you can pull out of each card that I wasn't planning on doing any particular reading I just thought I'd do a small 3 card spread mostly just to see how they looked laid out and what I could get intuitively. So I laid down a "mind, body, spirit" layout. Well when I saw what had come up I knew I was getting more important information than I planned on. And because of that I thought I'd post it here and kind of figure it out as I type. Of course I'm more than open to comments as it's a completely new deck for me and I would love any thoughts from you all.

Card 1 - Mind Nine of Shells (keyword - Gratitude)
This really shows that all my wishes can and are coming true. I have my own little genie in a bottle that's right here granting my wishes. The lemniscate made with the string of pearls shows me this will continue without end - as long as I continue to allow it to happen. Sometime we can be our own worst enemy - blocking things because we think they're too good to be true. Which is, yes, kind of silly!! LOL But we all do it from time to time. And as this is in the Mind position, it shows me even more that I need to mentally allow this to happen. It is happening now because I'm letting it flow, but would stop if I start getting those pesky doubts.

Card 2 - Body Nine of Lotus (keyword - Transcendence)
Ok, here's a card from the fifth minor suit they have added to this deck. It stands for the element of ether - the spirit element. The monk/person is meditating with such focus and clarity that he has achieved body mastery enough to float above the ground.
The interesting thing with this card showing up in the body position is I've noticed that aches and pains in my body that have been there for years are now getting better. I was just talking to a friend about this the other day. I actually feel my spine is lengthening. I feel taller. :-) And my whole life I've had trouble with the stucture of my hips. They have always been tight - even as a child. But now I feel more movement in them than I have in a long time. Now isn't that supposed to happen the other way around? The older you get the less movement you have? But I do feel I'm getting physically healthier lately.

Card 3 - Spirit Nine of Fire (keyword - Flow)
Spiritually the fires are flowing, the passion is there. There are many volcanos errupting in this card. There is the one right in front which does catch my attention, but look at the ring of them in the background. What is being created in the center of that ring? It may not be seen quite yet, but it does have to be very powerful to be created from all the energy out of 8 volcanos. And I see the one in the forefront as being the conductor of that energy. What is created by the ring in the back is brought to me by the volcano in the front. The lava is flowing right out of the card to me.

Now putting this all together......yes there are 3 Nine's!!!! I found that extremely eye opening. Made me really sit up and notice this reading, even though I thought I was just playing around. LOL The book talks of nines as.... "It is considered a sacred number because of it's trinity of trinities (3 x 3) or a triad of threes. As the last single digit number, it represents completion and signifies fulfillment and attainment" I find it very interesting that in this layout of 3 cards I got 3 nines. That is one heck of alot of 3's!!
This reading is telling me I've got it made! LOL If I don't allow my mind and "known" physical laws tell me I can't have this. Spiritually the passion and creative fires are burning hot!! I can't wait to really see what is being created right now.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Card for today

I decided to draw a card for today. Things have been pretty crazy but crazy. So here I have the 9 of Swords that in most decks talks of nightmares. But in the Merryday it's more a intuitive, clairvoyance meaning. which I know can get into some nightmarish stuff if you don't know what's going on. And she does have a small tear coming out of her eye. Even with that tear though she doesn't look upset to me. She looks kind of calm and introspective. I've looked at this card before and actually missed that tear.

So what is this trying to tell me about my day and what I'll find? I need to listen to my inner knowing. Listen to my guides, they will be there to help. There might be some sadness but if I do listen to my guides that will help.

Oh, the colors here are dark purples, blues and blacks, making me think it's night. And lately at night, around 11:00, for some reason I've been getting a bit down....kind of depressed. I do have some hormonal things going on and think that's why it's happening. But I wonder if she's trying to tell me something about this? The sadness I feel at's OK to feel it. To just stay calm and let it happen. Listen to my guides and angels.

And the funny thing is I haven't been letting it bother me too much. Just a couple of days ago I started taking some St John's Wort - very good for lifting the spirits.

Nighttime is the time for quiet and introspection. Things will come up that the noise of the day covers. So listen to my guides and let these things get worked out and released without letting them bother me too much.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

uncomfortable guest

OK, for those of you who don't know my Mother and I had been living with my aunt and uncle because my uncle has altzheimers. Let me tell you it was hell!! Not because of my uncle (he was wonderful, even with his altzheimers), but my aunt was and is crazy.....which I never saw until living with them.

Well about 6 months ago my uncle had gotten bad enough that Mom and I talked to my aunt about moving into an assisted living facility. We wanted her to put my uncle in an altzheimers unit where he could get the help he needed and my aunt wasn't so overwhelmed. She decided she wanted to move into this one facility and went to set things up with them. Well when she came back she told us that instead of putting Johnny into the altzheimers unit and getting herself an apartment she had bought a duplex for both of them in the independent living area!!! WHAT?

Well now 6 months later he passed out and had to be put into the hospital. Then the doctor wouldn't release him back to live at home. She HAD to put him in a facility. Well long story short....I know too late LOL.......there's been a bunch of hoopla and she can't put him in the place they moved to and she's not listening to anyone and making a bunch of bad decisions. Now on her way to look at another facility that's cheaper, with another aunt and uncle to help, they stopped by our house to visit.

It had taken me almost the whole 6 months to calm down again, get out of that chaotic mindset that she inspires, and get back to being me. And now after the visit, which was only a couple of hours, I'm fighting letting her pull me back into her chaos. So I drew a couple of cards.

Card #1 is What should I do right now to keep myself away from being pulled back into a chaotic mindset? I got the 5 of Wands.

That at first seemed almost like something I should NOT do, but when I look at the keywords it says "Inspired Chaos". And these people in the card are not truely fighting they are having fun. So maybe I ought to take the chaos that my aunt brings to me and use it as a fun challenge to practice keeping more inner control. I mean I don't have to let her drag me down to her level. I know that in my head, but it is much easier to say than do! If I look in the book it says "This card is meant to describe bringing order out of chaos with integrity and honor." And that is very much what I should be doing right now!!

Card #2 is What should I NOT do right now? I got Summer Warrior, another Wand. (Knight of Wands)

This Summer Warrior goes charging into almost anything. He's all energy and enthusiasum. Keyword "Enthusiastic". So I need to stay centered. Not allow myself to get all caught up in the chaos and get confused, which would lead to me not making informed decisions or reacting in ways I wouldn't normally if I allowed myself to think it through.

It's interesting that both cards were wands. And really I can't do....well I won't do....anything other than give my emotional support. My Mom and I both wore ourselves out completely by living with them for 3 years. I still love my aunt immensely, but she's very self absorbed and pretty selfish. So now that other family members have come in to help I am just staying out of it. But even having the "what I should do" card be a action card.....I'm reacting to this by saying "Not on your life!" I am NOT allowing myself to get involved like that again. Although by looking at both of these cards in mental and emotional ways (even though they're action cards) they make alot of sense. Not allow her to get me caught up in her enthusiastic chaos and dragged in with her, but let myself learn from this situation - staying calm, centered, and confident.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tarot meetup reading

Well souljourney and I have started a new tarot meetup group in Kansas City. So she thought it would be a good idea if I did a reading with my Merryday tarot and she would do a reading with her Pathfinder animals. That way we can get a good overview from two different perspectives. I thought that sounded like a great idea. So here's my tarot reading.

The first card is "what should we watch out for" - 10 of Pentacles

I see this as meaning we should watch out for being overly complacent. The meeting will go good, but when you get overly settled in things they can get boring. We need to keep the conversation going - the two people walking along - and not get too settled - the woman all covered and a bit closed off in the front.

The second card is "what should we focus on" - 7 of Cups

We should keep our dreams. Let the meeting go the way we want to, but also be open to other suggestions. We need to not loose sight of our dreams. ......the reasons we started the meetup in the first place. But not get too rigid in our thinking that we can't allow new dreams to pop up.

The third card is "overall" - Student

Well after all the whole point of this meetup group is to study! LOL So I think this just says it all.

Wow! This really just kind of fell together didn't it? LOL Sounds like if we keep our focus we're going to have a great group. We're both really looking forward to it. And we've already gotten a big response from others too! I do think it's interesting that we have to watch out for the 10 of Pents. If that's what we have to watch out for I'd say we're going to be good! Of course that is an issue though, so we will pay attention.