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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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September 27, 2023 at 8:48am
September 27, 2023 at 8:48am

"They", who are they, say
there is no way out, but through.
I am going down.
Down to my beloved
and not so loved dead.
Down to the ancestors
I know only in my bones.
Down through the mantle,
and the crust
into the molten core
Burn away my stones, my scars.
That's where the spells and charms are.

Prompt: no way out
12 lines

The Herbcrafter's Tarot--11--Justice--Cannabis--Seek the truth.
September 22, 2023 at 12:56pm
September 22, 2023 at 12:56pm

the equinox
and at the equator
unmoored and unbalanced
forever lost
am I

6 lines

form: Badger's Hexastitch

Tarot of the Crone--Witch of Swords--Adversary--Be your own best friend and defense lawyer.
September 18, 2023 at 11:35am
September 18, 2023 at 11:35am

tidal gates
open and close

Ultimate other
animus and anima
a wave in the mind

Spindles of skin
hearts, brains,

12 lines


Author's Note: Temu-Rai--Fenua is a Tahitian mythic octopus

Oracle of the Mermaids--18--Time and Tide---Perform oceanic spells and rituals.
September 16, 2023 at 1:02pm
September 16, 2023 at 1:02pm
Yes, I am broken
no optimistic spin here
a caterpillar
not becoming butterfly
and so far beyond repair

5 lines


Sibyls Oraculum--Libidine--Lust---To a moth all lights are the moon.
September 11, 2023 at 3:24pm
September 11, 2023 at 3:24pm
Uniola Paniculata

When I wake in the morning
I am never not broken.
Some fear, anxiety, small pain
always breaks through.
But I choose how to put myself back together,
like the sea oats I pass
at each beach entrance,
survivors of Ian and Idalia.
I ride my sadness and confusion
down to the water.
I dissolve my edges
becoming softer and softer
knowing that the sea oats
deep, dense roots
anchor the sand, their entire habitat.
As I roll, swell, and surge
I pray that my roots too, will hold.

The Darker Goddess Tarot--0- Akhilandeshwara--The Goddess who is never not broken. Embrace your brokenness.
September 6, 2023 at 11:51am
September 6, 2023 at 11:51am

When I was a girl
at the local pool
we tried to talk underwater
pretending we were mermaids.
Mostly we got mouthfuls of chlorine.
I tried this in the ocean
and mostly got mouthfuls of saline.
Communication is fraught with misunderstanding.
The talking heads say nothing.
I've decided to be a merrow, a selkie, a nereid
and just be silent

12 lines

Oracle of the Mermaids--14--Water Flight--Cast your burdens away
August 30, 2023 at 12:57pm
August 30, 2023 at 12:57pm
Don't Answer Me

Don't answer me in words
what I want is whale song
high-pitched cries
mourning Lolita, Tokitae the Orca.
Captive for fifty-four years
now free to join the Lummi, her tribe.
Don't answer me with words.

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Oracle of the Mermaids-- 5--Song of the Siren---Find your true voice
August 28, 2023 at 10:35am
August 28, 2023 at 10:35am

My thoughts go
humming like a windmill
but grinding no grain
baking no bread.
Loose, nonsensical imaginings
pollute my bones
drag my body down.
Loose, fresh dreams
offer no respite.
I pray
that the driving winds
may cease.

Hurricane Idalia on my mind.

12 lines--prompt--windmill
August 27, 2023 at 11:29am
August 27, 2023 at 11:29am
A Column of Saints

Things you didn't see
were there all along,
helping hands, people past,
ancestors and ancients all the way down.
Our dead aren't done.
They live in our bones, marrrow,
strings of DNA.
They murmur the prayers
that we forgot.
Listen for the words
that make your heart sing.
Remember to look
for the things you didn't see.

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The Sibyls Oraculum--Praesdio--Detachment--When loss is an investment in peace, defeat is illusory.
August 26, 2023 at 12:16pm
August 26, 2023 at 12:16pm

divine Mother of all
mediates for humanity
is she

Form: Marianne

Today is the feast day of our lady of Czestochowa Poland-- a black scarred Madonna. May the memory of evil be washed away.

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