Thursday, April 30, 2015

Advice of the Day: Take action

Good morning! 
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

Today is a day to take action and be productive.  Don't dwell on worn out ideas...bring life to something new.  The sun is rising and the ground is fertile, plant some seeds and unleash your potential.

A new day has begun and it is time to make things happen!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blessings In Disguise

Inspired by DailyTarotGirl's most recent post about tarot card combinations, I decided to give her exercise a try.  I chose The Moon for my Major Arcana card because it is my favorite from the Ellis decK.  My random Minor Arcana draw is the Ten of Swords.  On to the questions!

1. When I feel like the Minor Arcana card, how does that affect the part of myself that is like the Major Arcana card?
If something I worked hard on fails, I might succumb to the feeling of defeat.  Feeling that way certainly hampers ones dreams.  It would affect my openness to imagination and intuition.  It is hard to have faith in my dreams after being hit with a resounding "No".  The Moon part of myself that would appear is likely one of fear and being unsure of  myself and my vision.

2. How would the part of myself that is like the Major Arcana card deal with the life situation illustrated by the Minor Arcana card?
If I was The Moon and feeling the defeat of the Ten of Swords, I would probably look for the hidden meaning behind the situation.  Could this loss be a blessing in disguise?  There is some hope in this Ten of Swords...and with an ending there are new beginnings.

3. What does this tell you about yourself? Is it relevant to your life right now?
It brings to light that I have a tendency to be easily discouraged.  Not much of a surprise but I should be more mindful about it.  I have had no encounters with the Ten of Swords recently, but it could show its face anytime.  I will have to be prepared to overcome the loss or disappointment and soldier on.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Advice of the Day: Creative Flow

The world can be harsh sometimes, but you have the ability to overcome.  You are resilient.  Now might be a good time to retreat and spend some time in peace.  Be expressive and create.  The swan is here to inspire you.  Wade into the inspirational waters and let your creativity flow.  Nurture the ideas that come to you.  Create your beautiful masterpiece.


From the guidebook:
"You are ordering the chaos.
You are heightening the senses.
You are unfolding grace.
You are Swan."

Monday, April 27, 2015

Advice of the Day: Venture Into The Night

The nighttime world can be a lonely and mysterious place.  The owl is here to help you see more clearly.  She can reveal the illusions of night.  Today may be a good day to unveil the shadows within.  Spend time in solitude.  Do some self exploration and hunt down answers.  Start on a simple path and see where it takes you.  Not all roads will be easy to travel but know that the owl is with you.  She can see through the darkness and support you on your journey.  If you remain aware and focused on your path you'll reach your destination safely.  Trust your instincts and venture into the night.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Advice of the Day: Be the Robin

All winters eventually turn to Spring.  The land is renewed and begins to grow.  It is an everlasting cycle.  Now is a good time to contemplate what season you are currently in.  Do you need to move on to something new?  Does a part of your inner self need nurturing?  Keep these questions in mind today and prepare to move forward.  You cannot stay in a personal winter forever.  The early bird gets the is time to wake up!


From the guidebook:
"You are new beginnings.
You are invigorating.
You are upward growth.
You are Robin."

Friday, April 24, 2015

Advice of the Day: Win or Lose

Sometimes we get so caught up in being the winner of an argument that we forget to think about the other person.  Where there is a winner there is also a loser.  If you are dealing with any conflicts or disagreements today be careful about giving control to a selfish desire to win.  Win or lose, it could cause more harm than good.  If you are butting heads with someone you care about, try to come up with a compromise that benefits everyone.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Choosing Favorites

I was watching Anni's "Tarot Together" series today and she mentioned that there had been a discussion in her Facebook group regarding favorite tarot card images.  It is only natural to go through a new tarot deck and pick out your favorite card, one where the imagery connects strongly and pulls you in.  I find this to be quite difficult sometimes.  I bought the deck so of course I like the artwork.  Why can't they all be my favorite?

Tarot Mucha was one of those decks where I could not choose a favorite card.  I love every single one of one.  One!  Oh it was so close to perfect, but I just cannot stand The Sun card.  I am so sorry Mr. Sun but your face creeps me out.  And something is off about the boy as well (his head doesn't quite match his body in age...or something).  I suppose it is easier to choose a least favorite card in this case.

Anyway...Anni's mention of favorite images had me pulling out Tarot Mucha and flipping through the deck again.  I came to the conclusion, though I do love all the images in this deck, that my current favorite is the Two of Swords.  I found myself stopping and staring at it each time I looked through the deck.  There is something so mystical about it.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Advice of the Day: Shine (Believe & Succeed)

As I was choosing my card for today, Shine (The Sun) flew out of the deck.  I put it aside and decided to pick another card like normal.  Out comes Believe & Succeed (6 of Wands).  What a perfect pairing of cards.  Both carrying such a similar message.  I guess the advice for today is twofold.

Today is the day to embrace your own light and let it shine.  It is time to believe in yourself.  Be joyful and confident!  You deserve what you want, believe that!  In doing so you will attract wonderful things.  The Believe & Succeed card pictures a boat headed toward a beacon of light.  You can be that beacon, not only for yourself but for others as well.  How can anything resist that bright positive energy?  If you have faith in yourself you will succeed.  It is about time you open up to the light and happiness surrounding you.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Advice of the Day: Challenging Times

Today I drew Challenging Times from the Psychic Tarot for the Heart.  This could have so many meanings for me right now.  I have major changes going on.  I have officially moved into my new home.  It's a completely fresh start and with that will come many challenges indeed.

My boyfriend and I are in the process of cleaning and organizing.  He has also been helping me get my affairs in order.  Since I've moved to a different State there is much to be straightened out.  Soon, I will have to work on finding a new job.  No wonder I haven't had time to write any blog posts!  *laughs*

This card is a reminder for me to be prepared for any conflicts that may come up during this transition and to handle them with care.  If problems arise, rather than charge in blindly, I should take a moment to assess the situation and plan a course of action.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Advice of the Day: Seek the Truth

Psychic Tarot for the Heart

Someone (or something) may not be as they appear on the surface.  Follow and trust your intuition today.  Find the truths that are hidden beyond the curtain.

I am suddenly reminded of a scene in The Wizard of Oz.  Dorothy and her friends are speaking with the intimidating wizard.  While they are distracted by the grand figure before them, Toto runs off toward some curtains and begins to pull them away revealing a man tinkering with a microphone and various technology.  "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain," the great Oz says.

This card suggests otherwise...
You should approach that curtain and reveal the truths behind it!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April Showers...

The showers have begun...

The days of snow and ice have been replaced with rain.  It is expected to rain quite a bit this week.  I am perfectly okay with this.  I'm looking forward to the return of color and feeling the warmth of the sun again.  It finally feels like Spring is on the way!

Magpie Drawing by Me!

Friday, April 3, 2015


Stardust by Qinni on DeviantArt (also on Tumblr)

Something about this drawing just captures me completely.  I love it.  Looking at it reminds me of how much I enjoy art and that I really should get back to doing it myself.  I've been in a bit of an artist block the past couple years.  I've drawn something now and then...sculpted some clay...but it is so infrequent.

I must admit I have allowed myself to fall into that mindless work, eat, and sleep pattern.  I'm just going through the motions of each day and putting creativity to the side. Working with the Sacred Rebels Oracle the past month has really brought that realization to light.  I need to start drawing again.  Now that I have a small break from my usual routine I should definitely make time for art.