Monday, May 27, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Temperance

Tarot Card of the Week: Temperance using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a woman standing with one foot in the water, and one on the land.  She is holding two cups, and pouring water from one cup to the other.  There is glow around her head, symbolizing that she has reached enlightenment through achievement of balance.  There is a path leading behind her.  The path leads through mountains, and the sun (which is in the shape of a crown) is shining at the top of the mountains.  This card indicates moderation, not going to extremes, and getting control of our own actions and emotions.  Keeping things in harmony.  This card also has the message of enlightenment. 

If you find yourself in a difficult situation, or need to make a decision this week, Temperance reminds us to have a calm approach and find a middle path.  This may often mean doing nothing, just to stay calm in the midst of craziness, simply to wait.  It can also tell us that we can achieve harmony and balance in our lives by not going to extremes, gaining control. Look at the risks and rewards before you make a decision, and also maintain control of your actions and emotions.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Ten of Pentacles

Tarot Card of the Week: Ten of Pentacles using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck. This card illustrates an old man, watching his family, they appear wealthy. The ten pentacles are over the picture of the card, as if to overlay what is happening in the image. 

Abundance can be financial or material, or spiritual, or other joys such as family and friends. The Ten of Pentacles appears this week to remind us of the abundance we have around us, and to enjoy it. Realize that others may feel comfort when they are around you, and are also aware of how much you have to give. There are those that see you as a good friend, and they can feel the magic that surrounds you. Sometimes we all feel like we are lacking something in our life, when this happens try to remember the Ten of Pentacles, and what you do have in your life that brings you happiness and abundance.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Daily Meditation - Thoughts from Earth Magic Oracle Cards

This morning I was inspired to draw two cards from a deck of oracle cards that a friend gave to me -- Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer.


I first drew Island (Solitude). This card is reminding me that although there may be barren circumstances, there is still beauty to be found (the blooming tree amongst the desolation and harshness). Also, this time may be needed for quiet and solitude, for introspection, and rediscovering oneself, for nourishment of the soul.

The second card, which I see is the result, is Summer Solstice (Radiance). The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year.  The light is at its fullest and most nourishing for the Earth. Many celebrations occur at this time, and people are out and enjoying all of the Sun's glory and abundance. This card symbolizes letting the Sun's radiance to inspire me. 

After a time of solitude, I am re-energized. I am able to share my energy with others, and focus on the positive. I have the energy to bring light, and need to remember to not let negative thoughts affect that energy. I need to get outdoors, enjoy nature and the Sun, to keep that energy flowing.

This reading was reaffirming what I already know about myself.  I know that I am an introvert, and sometimes I need time by myself to re-energize. I think many misunderstand this as being aloof, or that I do not like them, this is not the case.  Introverts need time alone sometimes, otherwise they totally burn out.  The energy of people, and the sharing of their own personal energy with them, can take it's toll on an introvert.  I am reminded of this cartoon that I came across on the internet once, I think it accurately describes an introvert:



This was my first reading with this deck. And I think it was telling me that it was tuned into me.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gemstone Identification

I have some gemstones that I purchased many years ago, and have since forgotten what they were. I want to start taking photos of all of my gemstones and labeling them so I know what they are.  Here are 5 that I was wondering about, a few may have been identified by those who are on my Facebook page, but any input you may have I would appreciate. Just let me know in the comments section the picture number and what you think it may be.

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 2. This one has been identified as sodalite.

 3. Possibly moonstone?

 4. This one has been identified as agate.

 5.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Two of Wands

Tarot Card of the Week: Two of Wands using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a man, holding a small replica of the world in his hand, and he is looking out in the distance, over his land and his successes as well as successes to come.  

The Two of Wands symbolizes someone who is strong, successful, and powerful, on the verge of more to come.  This week you may begin to feel you are at a point now where you feel secure with what you have achieved, and have more stability now than ever before.  Even though you may be satisfied with where you are at, you have no one to share it with. If you are feeling a bit lonely, try to share your successes with others. You may have had to work hard to reach this point, but now you may have time to be with others, for new relationships and rekindling your friendships. Remember that you hold the secret to your own growth in all aspects of your life, be open to the possibilities.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Death

Tarot Card of the Week: Death using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a skeleton dressed in armor marching in on a horse; he is carrying a black flag with a flower on it.  Contrary to popular belief, the Death card does not symbolize a physical death, it represents a transition, rebirth, or change; maybe a death of your “old self.”  This death could signify a change in your perspective, or the way you view or handle situations you encounter in your life.

This week you may realize it's time for a change in some aspect of your life. It is more of a permanent, significant change. This will have an affect on  you, but understand that it could be necessary. It may be that you welcome the change, or are resistant to it.  However you may need to come to the realization that to resist it may hinder growth, or result in missed opportunities. Remember when one door closes, another opens.  Although there may be some discomfort or pain during this time, in the long run you may look back upon this and see that it was necessary, and possibly even be grateful for it.