Part 4 of AndyBC’s ‘Past, Present, Future’ blog post.
The Tarot is good at confirming what your already know. It’s also goods at telling you what you don’t want to hear, or acknowledge.
This is my first post with Tarot Taxi, so, please allow me to introduced myself. My name is Louise and I am the lady behind the Priestess Tarot website. Every month I help run a meet up in my local area and as part of evening, we play a Tarot game and through that, draw 3 cards.
This last month, the Tarot told me what I a) already knew and b) what I didn’t want to acknowledge and c) what to do about it. Everyone thinks you “get rich quick” being your own boss. Everyone will come to you for a reading, won’t they? Well, no and no. It’s hard work building up a business, a good & honest reputation. It takes time and effort, all the while the cash may or may not be flowing in. In my case, not as readily as I’d like, but I do okay. However, like most folk, the money goes to paying bills, something for the kids to do with school or something they need, or straight into the back account. Very little of it gets put to my own use. However, this is what the Tarot advised. I pulled the cards from the Buckland Romani deck app, produced by Fools Dog.
The Issue: Nine of Bolers: I’m comfortably well off, I need to remember to be happy as I am, where I am. This image shows an older lady. Is she happy with her lot? Well, are we ever, these days? We always want more. New phone, new this, new that. Do we really need it? The issue I feel, is that I’m not counting my blessings and being happy in general. Bolers are wheels, which look like coins, so think money, job, house, finances in general.
Action to Avoid: Page of Koshes. Like the Page of Wands, the time to be impulsive, flippant, arrogant isn’t now. Being a cocky person with less money than sense isn’t a wise idea. So, lets be avoiding those impulse buys. Yes, those shoes do look good, but do you really need another pair to match what you already have? That bag looks great! But couldn’t you use that money for something else? Something more necessary?
Action to Take: Four of Bolers. I’ve come to trade, here’s what I have. Take it or leave it, but I’m not here to pander to whims and don’t be wasting my time. Here, this man is being honest and up front. He’s comfortable with what he has to sell and the price he’s selling at. There’s little (or no) room for negotiation. What’s his is his, end of. There’s no “well, maybe” with this guy. If you don’t buy these wheels, he’ll still have to them to sell at the same price later on.
The basic advise I gleamed here, is keep what money you have, don’t squander it, don’t splash out with it, don’t fritter it away. What’s yours is yours to keep, until you decide to sell it, but don’t let another take it from you below cost.
Don’t you just love it when the Tarot is literal, full of advice and really, tells it to you like it is? Sometimes, we readers don’t want to hear the message the Tarot has. If you don’t want to know the answer, don’t ask the question. I’m glad life can be that simple!
I’d love to have some comments in reply, so go ahead. I’m a big chatter box, really!
Shiver me timbers! A pirate-themed deck, inspired by Black Sails and Pirates of the Caribbean. This is the latest offering from Rootweaver’s creative basket. Digitally rendered sketches with bursts of colour to bring this appropriately ‘dark’ deck to life and to delight fans of all-things-pirate.
Featuring our matey captain Jack Sparrow and a pretty lass at his side who looks a little lily-livered but she’s a tough lass who’s not afraid to use a cat o’ nine tails on a scallywag if provoked.
Don’t pay doubloons, save your pieces o’ eight by taking advantage of the pre-order price and beat the sprogs at it. Save a whole $6.00 – that be a mighty fine discount! So, beat ‘em scallywags to the booty and order your copy today directly from Rootweaver’s site for the discounted pre-order price of $22.95.
(This deck is already at the printer and is expected to arrive within 10 days.) Arrrr!
A 36-card lenormand deck that has been slightly modified to a pirate theme. These modifications include replacing the traditional Scythe (card 10) with a Sword, replacing the Coffin (card 8) with a pirate’s Grave, the Whip (card 11) features a cat o’ nine tails, we have the Albatross featured in the Birds card (card 12), Rats instead of Mice for card 23, a Scroll instead of a Letter (card 27) and both the Bouquet (card 9) and Lily (card 30) feature ‘dark’ flowers.
These cards are 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches in size (standard poker size) and are printed on premium linen card stock by Printers Studio, shrink wrapped and will be shipped in a luxurious velvet drawstring pouch.
Starting in April 2014 we will feature a monthly Mystery Grand Tableau. This is a ‘solve the mystery’ kinda reading, a ‘whodunit’ as it were. Here goes:
You have been assigned to a special Lenormand Police Force task team to solve this crime/mystery. A body has been found in a park. Upon initial inspection it looks like foul play. You need to find out the following: Who was the victim? Why was he/she murdered? Were they in fact murdered?? If so, who did it, and what was their motive? Once you have a suspect find both motive & opportunity. Who can you trust to assist you in your investigation? Who can you not trust? Why? Your findings must be supported with ‘evidence’ (i.e show us how you tie things together in the GT.) As you examine and re-examine this GT throughout the month of April, coming back to it with fresh eyes, add additional insights. It’s perfectly okay to change your mind, to re-examine evidence, and to interrogate new ‘suspects.’
Use any and all lenormand reading techniques that you have learnt to ‘solve the mystery.’ If you’re new to lenormand (a European system of fortune-telling using cards) or want to participate within a closed and safe environment, join us over at Lenormand Toolbox on Facebook. A closed group for enthusiasts of lenormand from beginners to advanced. The Toolbox is a supportive learning environment for readers of all levels to participate in with heaps of exercises, tips and lessons. All welcome!
The reaction layout – by Seaqueen.
As the world seemingly becomes more troubled before our eyes some of us might be wondering, where is God? God, by any and all others names; the Creative Source. I learnt that sometimes all it takes is to ask. So I did.
God is as present in our DNA helix as in the great sand dunes and in the microscopic life beneath the ocean. In geometry, in negative space, in the thunder and in the skin of the reptile. Every fibre, every cavity, every frequency and all reflections of these is where God is.
In the pallet of the artist, the delicate balance in contrast, in science and in nothingness. In the shadows and their vacancy. In all things is the spark of divinity. It is impossible to not see God in all things. All things are a reflection of all that is. All that is exists in multiple dimensions, all at once. What is considered to be grotesque in one realm is revered in another; for all that is is divine.
We catch but fleeting glimpses of creation in our world. As divine creation expands outward so too does it contract inward, a column and circle all at once. Many and one in the same moment.
From our perspective we sometimes see God as the object, sometimes as the negative space surrounding the object. There are no mistakes or miscalculations, this is not possible in the constantly evolving dance of creation.
Where do we find God? Where our attention span takes us, for nothing is devoid of the creator. We witness its endless birth in all that is, in all that we perceive to be missing and present. Like eternally wet paint on the artist’s canvas, creation is never still or stagnant, always moving, always blending, running, smudging, creating new blends, new experiences – all for our benefit so that we may see divinity reflected back to us and recognise ourselves in all that is divine, all that is.
We think God is only ‘good’ or ‘just.’ God is everything, everywhere. Nothing can exist without the particle we call God. When we see that there is no division, no lack, no right or wrong, we recognise the splendour of unity, the wonder of oneness. Then we begin to recognise ourselves as God. However, it is our destiny to always seek divinity just as we are divinity, therein lies the great paradox.
God is the eye that sees the object and the object that is seen. God is the reflection of the object on the optic nerve and God is the optic nerve. The space between viewer and object, the point of connection and separation, the manifest and non-manifest. The overseer in the unseen as well as the seen. The apex and the nadir. The shadow, the suggestion, the cause and the effect. The near, the far, the origin and the offshoot. All these things are one expressed in infinite ways.
Seek God in contrast. The space between spaces. Moving as one organism on its own dance, perfectly choreographed. To see God as only one thing from only one perspective limits our ability to see the dance as a whole of which we are both part and total. Eyes open or shut, nothing is not God.
An endless dance. Never the same. Always in the process of creation. That is God.
There is God.