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How to Read the Tarot

Begin by brewing a cup of tea,
a nervine, lemon balm or chamomile,
this is after all, your future.
A reading at the dark of the moon is best,
before the night creatures crawl
and bad humours fill the air.
Pick a circular deck, with a fairy-tale motif,
and no reversals.
Hold a question in your heart,
shuffle the cards and place them on the table.
Choose only two.
Like the ancient Israelites,
these are your seer stones, Urim and Thumimm,
black and white, yes or no.
Isn't that all you were asking?

the golden mean

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May 22, 2024 at 2:25pm
May 22, 2024 at 2:25pm

Toss the robes and incense
forget the aves and amens,
give me a feral church
an ecclesia of black madonna mad womyn.
Our vestments are seaweed
our liturgy whale song
our commandments guided drift.
We will pilgrimage
to Saintes-Maries-de-LaMer
and place St. SaraKali on our dashboards.
We will honor all water divinities
in exultations of song and dance.
Water is life.
Water is life.

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Prompt: a woman lying face up by the seashore.

Gaian Tarot--Guardian of Water--trust your dreams and intuition

Author's Note--the Feast of SaraKali is May 24.
May 13, 2024 at 2:23pm
May 13, 2024 at 2:23pm
For Andy on Mother's Day

You are my sunshine,
the first song I taught you.
We would sing in the car
though we never sang
the sad, second verse.
I sing it now
at the adult dementia day stay
where I work.
We sing the sad, second verse.
Someday, I imagine
you and I will sing it again, together
along that long, bumpy road
to old age and beyond.

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Gaian Tarot--5--The Teacher--What do I have to teach? What do I have to learn?
May 8, 2024 at 12:43pm
May 8, 2024 at 12:43pm

At night you must read
a bedtime story.
How else will your dreams
know where to begin?
You'll want a tale
laden with shiny creatures
perhaps a scatter of shadows.
Find a fable with forests,
angels and dragons,
river stones that can sing.
Come up from your sleep
gasping for more.

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Prompt: dreams

Pholarchos Tarot--4 of Wings--You are the eye of the storm--the still point for revelation.
May 3, 2024 at 1:46pm
May 3, 2024 at 1:46pm

How many angels can dance on a pin.
Have you entertained angels unaware,
Can angels help with our sorrows and care?
I ask, are there break dancing seraphim
or hip-hop and loud rapping cherubim.
Do they hear and answer our prayers.
help us to carry what we cannot bear.
Where do I and the universe begin?

Jacob wrestled with an angel, both lost.
St. Mary answered yes to Gabriel.
Metatron rules the heavenly host.
I'd rather believe in angels than not.,
a mysterious world and magickal.
My highest , my best, my uttermost.

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Petrarchan sonnet

Angel Tarot--7 of Fire--Defend your beliefs. Stand your ground.
April 22, 2024 at 5:47pm
April 22, 2024 at 5:47pm
Full Pink Moon--Earth Day 2024

There is muck
under the bridge
under the sky.
Sly, secretive slugs
tell stories of the sea.
Cracks and fissures
in the Earth, in our minds
draw chthonic monsters
to our sleep.
Dream deeply under
this Scorpio moon.
Shall we dream together?

Prompt--picture of a trestle type wooden bridge

Dark Goddess Tarot--Ten of Earth--Ala--Igbo Goddess of the Ground--Kin and kind, living and dead, all are part of one another.
April 15, 2024 at 12:15pm
April 15, 2024 at 12:15pm

The flag is upside down today.
the stripes black, broken lines.
the stars X.s
on a field of blood.
My ancestors, my divines
shudder under this banner.
I rage at the orange creation
responsible for this desecration.
He wallows in evil
and wakes in shame.
My memory is long,
these stripes will not fade.

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360 degrees of wisdom--Cancer 1--If you want a symbolic gesture---don't burn the flag--wash it.
April 10, 2024 at 3:15pm
April 10, 2024 at 3:15pm

I believe that breath
is a prayer
YAh--in WAH--out
my bones, my blood
are sacred creations.
The curve of the sky,
the turtle's shell
all that slithers, roots,
shakes and nibbles
are my relations.
Seeds are spells,
constellations of divine love.

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Dark Goddess Tarot--Six of Air

Scathach--Accept guidance and find your purpose.
April 3, 2024 at 9:09am
April 3, 2024 at 9:09am

I, a fool
have one rule,
always follow your dreams to the end of the line.
Spontaneity, synchronicity are mine.
Ecology, not theology is my creed.
Mother Earth transcends, fulfills, heals every need.
Watch and wait.
Heaven's gate.

Form: Tiger Jade
March 27, 2024 at 12:01pm
March 27, 2024 at 12:01pm
For Jill--passed February 6, 2024

If the Tibetans are right
Holy Monday was your last day
in the Bardo.
Does resurrection have an expiration?
My doors are open,
no stone to roll back.
My rooms are holy chambers
where you may spiral
and sow ancient seeds.
There will be no more weeping here.
You have shed your mortal skin.
You are free.

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Prompt: Picture of a closed up house

360 Degrees of Wisdom---Capricorn 12--Revealing the truth of something can lead to wonder and awe.
March 20, 2024 at 2:22pm
March 20, 2024 at 2:22pm
Six Mile Cypress Slough

Come autumn bald cypress trees
drop their leaves in the swamp
decompose, split their flesh
in the murky, opaque water.
Everything is cypress knees and long shadows.
Then, in December, an errant shaft of sunlight
dances across the darkness
and all sparkles into color
of pearl, rose, clay, vermillion.
Everything is rainbow.
A tale of winter
becomes a tale of hope.

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Prompt: Hope

Pholarchos Tarot--12--Hanged One--Allow control to flood away

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