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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

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February 19, 2020 at 11:57am
February 19, 2020 at 11:57am
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Dark

Waking up to the dark,
waking up to the cold
resile light, reject sun
open to deep wisdom.

24 syllables
6-6-6-6

The Cook's Tarot--19--The Sun--Author's Note: I pulled the 19th card of the Tarot for this 19th day of February. The Sun card is blessing and beneficence.. I decided to go with an alternate vision, embracing the dark.

prompt word:resile
February 18, 2020 at 9:52am
February 18, 2020 at 9:52am
#975772
Insolent

This moment
of shudderation and loss,
I listen
for a god's insolent word:
Everything ends..



Pholarchos Tarot--16--Tower--Trial by fire, water, earth, air---all the above?


24 syllables
prompt: insolent
February 17, 2020 at 2:26pm
February 17, 2020 at 2:26pm
#975726
Birthday Cake

It's hard to believe how much blood can spew from a vein cut by a paring knife. My smart watch tells me it's only been 15 minutes, still there must be half a glass full pooling on the tablecloth. The room is unspeakably quiet and still. Eight chairs encircling the table, all empty. Eight candles, one for each decade, unlit in a birthday cake decorated with roses and sunflowers, my favorites. There are open engraved name cards at each place setting. But none of the children have come. My friends are all dead. I am old, and lonely. I have the birthday cake all to my self.


The Cook's Tarot: Eight of Wands--Empty chairs, and empty tables.


Prompt words: glass, open, watch
February 10, 2020 at 11:18am
February 10, 2020 at 11:18am
#975210
Zephyr

Fulll snow moon
a zephyr murmurs, tickles
inner lairs
where wild prayers
rekindle my faith
and fire.


24 syllables
Prompt: Zephyr

The HerbCrafter's Tarot---5 of Earth--Slippery Elm--Even in hard times we have access to resources if we do not lose faith.
February 4, 2020 at 9:41am
February 4, 2020 at 9:41am
#974854
Half-Time

Two women shimmer
in the ring
chisel form
across minds.
Tongue and pole
twerk and grind,
this enchantment.


Pholarchos Tarot--Queen of Sparks--Intent is as important as action.
 
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January 27, 2020 at 11:39am
January 27, 2020 at 11:39am
#974314
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.


 
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January 22, 2020 at 7:11pm
January 22, 2020 at 7:11pm
#973973
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.
 
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January 13, 2020 at 11:02am
January 13, 2020 at 11:02am
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Surmount

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

24 syllables

prompt:surmount

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.



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

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.
December 31, 2019 at 9:51am
December 31, 2019 at 9:51am
#972301
New Year's Eve 2019

Ten minutes before midnight
no revelry here
only rest and stillness
going deep within.
Negotiating the terms
of this incarnation
my soul travels
to the matrix of the stars.
Patterns spiral in and out.
I am well anchored here
bones, blood, skin
and nothing will stop me.



12 lines


Pholarchos Tarot--9--Hermit--Be Saturnine--the old goat god within.



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