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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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April 27, 2019 at 11:10am
April 27, 2019 at 11:10am
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Black Mangrove

Brackish water seeps
through tangled roots,
I taste the tears
of Mother Earth
on the salt-excreted leaves.



Tarot of the Crone--Six of Cups--Ritual--Pay attention. Make an altar.
April 24, 2019 at 9:10am
April 24, 2019 at 9:10am
#957417
Quartet

Prelude for a dying planet:
war and famine.
Jazz, rock, rap,hip-hop.
A quartet for the end of time.

Tarot of the Crone--XX--Calling--Accept your power and your responsibility.
April 23, 2019 at 11:49am
April 23, 2019 at 11:49am
#957327
Mater Dolorosa

My beautiful boy
drowns in self-loathing.
Desolate, weeping
Mother Mary,help!
Ave, Ave.



Tarot of the Crone--Shadow of Cups--Drowning--Rest here, until some understanding is found.
April 22, 2019 at 2:59pm
April 22, 2019 at 2:59pm
#957256
Easter Monday

The pool is empty of people
on this Easter Monday,
the water glassy, warm,and buoyant
as a float tank.
I drift into oblivion
my only thoughts
of death and transfiguration.
I twirl widdershins and deosil,
my arms heavy as wet angel wings.
I limit my time,
my skin crisps too easily now
and the mockingbirds are taunting me.
I promise I will plant them
a magnolia tree on the ridge,
a safe haven for their fledglings.
In spring, a young girl may come
to pluck the waxy, fragrant flowers
and braid them in her hair.


Tarot of the Crone--Shadow of Cups--Drowning--A powerful emotion has flooded all boundaries. Broken down all solid ground.
April 21, 2019 at 11:15am
April 21, 2019 at 11:15am
#957162
Easter Rendezvous

I rendezvous with nature
in small bites.
Tiny, yellow flower umbrels
forecast
patio tomatoes.


Tarot of the Crone--Eight of Swords--Teaching--Use the light of your own mind to turn data into wisdom.
April 17, 2019 at 8:06am
April 17, 2019 at 8:06am
#956812
Work

There are no exit ramps
on this Camino
where the work of the world
is love.
I hold my patient's dry, papery hand
as he is dying
and tell him, it is okay to go.


Tarot of the Crone--Nine of Wands--Power--The nature and strength of your life, and all life, is to move and change.
April 16, 2019 at 9:54am
April 16, 2019 at 9:54am
#956734
Weather

As a child in Pittsburgh, I believed
it always rained on Good Friday
for the solemn Tenebrae service
and that was right and just
for my whole world was mourning.

This Good Friday, in Paris
it will be partly sunny,
and warm and humid in Florida.

At sunset, I will light a single candle,
and listen to Corelli's "Miserere"
and pray for rain to wash away
the acrid smell of smoke and char.


I am frequently astounded by the synchronicity of the Tarot. This morning, as I selected a card at random, I pulled XVI---The Tower--traditional decks depict a large tower in flames.

Tarot of the Crone--XVI--Tower--Whatever you have been holding back behind your teeth for too long---scream---and free your voice, and your soul.

April 15, 2019 at 4:26pm
April 15, 2019 at 4:26pm
#956647
Notre Dame--April 15, 2019

I was a silly, feral
young woman in Paris,
looking for romance, adventure,
throwing back cognac in the bars
dressed in jeans and boots.
I barely glanced at the Cathedral,
though today I cry,
and pine for a second look.
Worms will cover us all someday
though her stone gargoyles
may still stand.
The Madonna of the World is weeping.


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Tarot of the Crone--Ten of Swords--Revelation--Do not despise your yesterday self for not knowing what you know today.
April 15, 2019 at 12:47pm
April 15, 2019 at 12:47pm
#956626
Spring

Season of sweetness
dirt, seed,sun and rain.
Flour, yeast, water, salt.
Bone, blood, tears,
reach further than family.

Tarot of the Crone--9 of Disks--Community--The antidote to isolation is sharing.
April 14, 2019 at 11:46am
April 14, 2019 at 11:46am
#956551
Palm Sunday

A stormy Palm Sunday,
seeking a water cure,
rain sluicing my skin,
a tempest within, with out.


Tarot of the Crone--3 of Cups--Communion--Together we are One. Together we are More.

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