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My blog--I pull a card--if it doesn't speak to me...perhaps it is for you?
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

January 27, 2020 at 11:39am
January 27, 2020 at 11:39am
Saint Muirgein

I am forgetful.
The storm in the waves far below,
I rise for sun, for air
a sainted mermaid.

Today is the feast day of Saint Murgan, an Irish mermaid. She is a saint of transformation.

Pholarchos Tarot--6 of Wings--A still point for revelation.

January 22, 2020 at 7:11pm
January 22, 2020 at 7:11pm
Water Birds

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.
January 13, 2020 at 11:02am
January 13, 2020 at 11:02am

I can surmount terror
and trial by earth
but not
a Soleimani
fingering prayer beads.

24 syllables


Pholarchos Tarot--Ten of Spirals--Where are the lavish gardens for children to play in?

Because this is such a hot-button political issue I expect some negative feedback. Carry on. I saw a picture of Soleimani with prayer beads--it inspired this thought.

January 6, 2020 at 9:46am
January 6, 2020 at 9:46am

In life
we welter and writhe
through rituals
of height and descent
falling to earth
rising with dust.

24 syllables--prompt: welter

Pholarchos Tarot--Eight of Coral--Let yourself fall.

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