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I pull a card...if it doesn't speak to me...perhaps it was meant for you? *Heart*

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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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November 15, 2021 at 8:44am
November 15, 2021 at 8:44am
For Jill

I welcome the dark
silence, slight coolness
time to know the truth

Herbcrafter's Tarot--8 of Air--Licorice--break through your barriers
November 14, 2021 at 10:49am
November 14, 2021 at 10:49am
shu wop du wop wop
this, the music of the spheres
heaven and earth align

Gaian Tarot--0--the seeker--messengers from heaven and earth
November 13, 2021 at 6:51pm
November 13, 2021 at 6:51pm
My best friend is seriously ill, and I believe is dying. I spoke with her today and she is aware that this is so. She is refusing all medical intervention. She home birthed her children and home schooled them. She is one of the strongest, fiercest women I know. She has been an integral, important part of my life for over 30 years. I am devastated. Even though she won't always be able to talk I plan to call her every day just to say, "Hello". We still make each other laugh. I asked her if there was anything she wanted for an end of life service and she told me to tell them to play, "Another One Bites the Dust." I hope to send her a daily postcard, with a poem, haiku, or whatever pops into my head. I will be recording them here. For me, for my beloved friend.

The world doesn't stop
when I cease to understand
wild roses still bloom

Gaian Tarot--18--The Moon--descent and return
October 22, 2021 at 11:29am
October 22, 2021 at 11:29am

Take the scissors fool,
or better a machete
and hack those cords
that bind you.
Climb through the window
if you need to,
find a new path
an old journey.

The Somnia Tarot--0--Fool--new beginnings

A celebratory weekend ahead, wedding anniversary, Halloween birthday, will be looking for a Cailleach stone at the beach.
September 24, 2021 at 2:03pm
September 24, 2021 at 2:03pm
No poem, Just a card. Had all upper teeth removed yesterday--and now--dentures.

Motherwort--Madre of Air--Say what you mean, and mean what you say. Silence, simplicity, serenity, satiety.
September 19, 2021 at 2:02pm
September 19, 2021 at 2:02pm

A bundle of cells
without a viable heart
Still, very much loved.

Dark Goddess Tarot--Sedna--8 of Water--Going deep is not easy. Let it be worthwhile.

My daughter-in-law was 9 weeks pregnant and started bleeding. They found the baby had no heartbeat.
August 2, 2021 at 2:10pm
August 2, 2021 at 2:10pm
In the hot gravel
a plastic soldier melting
his war is over

Form: Haiku
Prompt: Summertime

Unnamed Tarot--a found tarot--incomplete, unnamed, no "little white booklet" of meanings--9 of Swords--Cruelty--There are no good wars.
July 23, 2021 at 4:40pm
July 23, 2021 at 4:40pm
Dialing it In

God pocket dialed
Joan of Arc.
She was canonized.
I am robo called
only to be
scammed and choused.

24 syllables

Prompt: choused

Tarot of the Saints--St. Joan--Queen of Swords--Believe in your own convictions.
July 19, 2021 at 10:22am
July 19, 2021 at 10:22am

There is not much wildlife
in a condo community,
rabbits, squirrels, and once a bear.
On my square of spikey Florida grass
I daydream of the elements below me.
An inch wide and a mile deep
there are roots, worms, fungal threads.
Bacteria live in ancient basalt.
Earth's stony core breathes in and out.
All the wildlife I need.

10 lines, 60 words, Prompt: Wild about Wildlife

Gaian Tarot: Guardian of Earth--Live intimately aligned with Earth.
July 11, 2021 at 1:11pm
July 11, 2021 at 1:11pm

Foraged mushrooms
a secret spot
a fungal feast
earthy aromatic
archaic umami.

24 syllables

prompt: archaic

Cook's Tarot--Page of Pentacles---Pay attention to what your senses are telling you.

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