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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 20, 2021 at 10:59am
January 20, 2021 at 10:59am
Our Lady of Guadalupe

A missive
should be a tome
weighty, heavy, ponderous.
But all he had
were roses
in his tilma.

24 syllables
Prompt: missive

Loteria--the Rose--May your life be filled with grace.

Joe Biden is Catholic and prays the rosary. Years ago he visited the shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Roses were the sign that a peasant brought to his Bishop to prove his visions were real. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the Americas. For Inauguration Day may she surely shower roses upon our new President.
January 17, 2021 at 2:05pm
January 17, 2021 at 2:05pm
I Like Words

No Instagram
with just words
a modicum of curiosity
I discover
new worlds
new thoughts.

POMO Tarot--Money Woman--Be a latter day unreconstructed flower child.

24 syllables
Prompt: modicum
January 14, 2021 at 11:32am
January 14, 2021 at 11:32am
Rescue Remedy

Dementia care
hand on hand
eye to eye
smiles and hugs
haptic interventions
ancient medicine

Oracle of the Essences---Manuka--Rescue--Allow someone else to support you.
January 12, 2021 at 4:51pm
January 12, 2021 at 4:51pm

There is a carnival
at the end of the world,
a mimesis
of how we hurt, heal
and decay.

Tarot of the Crone--Ace of Disks--Body--Live in your senses.

Prompt: mimesis
24 syllables
January 11, 2021 at 11:49am
January 11, 2021 at 11:49am

Not scared of death,
I am a tyro
just learning to die.
The world
I want to see isn't born yet.

Oracle of the Essences--Wintergreen--Natural Instincts--Surrender your pain
January 10, 2021 at 11:31am
January 10, 2021 at 11:31am
Believe XII

It is a sunny, cold (for Florida) Sunday morning. I have come, bundled against the cold, to the retention pond. It is early and there is a gaggle of birds about. There is a flotilla of Muscovy ducks, two moor hens, an anhinga, a solitary egret, and a random squirrel. I work in an adult dementia day stay. I am 69 years old and a few of the members are close in age to me. We boomers are aging and the vicissitudes of age are catching up with us. I feel we are all comrades in arms against the dying of our light.

I have brought dried, organic seaweed as a peace offering to my mermaid Sybylla as I have not come to visit for months.

I sense her ripple in the pond, place the wakeme at the edge. She senses my melancholy and sadness. She accepts the seaweed and in her chilling raspy voice, she sounds an answer to my unasked question of how to live in a world with such unutterable sadness.

"Look for beauty," she rasps, "always."

I turn to leave and vow to follow her command.

Oracle of the Essences--Cilantro--Discard what doesn't serve you.
January 7, 2021 at 5:24pm
January 7, 2021 at 5:24pm

How tenuous our democracy
where unauthorized louts
flying profane flags
receive laurels.

POMO Tarot--Four Guns--Liberty Leading the People--white terrorism

Prompt; tenuous

24 syllables
January 6, 2021 at 8:44am
January 6, 2021 at 8:44am
Epiphany dawn
Sun sparkle on window pane
A womyn's christmas

Pholarchos Tarot--6 of Coral--Children of the Sun,the moon and all her magick
January 5, 2021 at 7:19pm
January 5, 2021 at 7:19pm

Patriarchal columns
All turn to ash.
Give me
fertile, maternal

Dark Goddess Tarot--5 of Earth--Demeter--Give no part of yourself to what does not sustain you.

Prompt: monolith

24 syllables
January 3, 2021 at 7:19pm
January 3, 2021 at 7:19pm

Affinity circles
Koffee klatches
Neighborhood watches
None come close
to other words
for home

Prompt; Affinity

24 syllables

Oracle of the Essences--Dill--Rapid Development--Move forward in your life with inner peace and balance.

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