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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?
I pray the Rosary of the Seven Rays. There are seven decades of beads, seven joyful mysteries, seven colors for the seven chakras. At each
Ave today I offer prayer for a water bird. I pray for the night crowned herons, the osprey, anhinga, the odd Muscovy ducks, for swans,
flamingos, sandpipers and gulls.
Watching the egret
till it falls from my sight line
A psalm in motion.
Pholarchos Tarot--6 of Coral--a gift of water.
Author's Note: A haibun, combination of prose and a haiku.