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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?
|My best friend is seriously ill, and I believe is dying. I spoke with her today and she is aware that this is so. She is refusing all medical intervention. She home birthed her children and home schooled them. She is one of the strongest, fiercest women I know. She has been an integral, important part of my life for over 30 years. I am devastated. Even though she won't always be able to talk I plan to call her every day just to say, "Hello". We still make each other laugh. I asked her if there was anything she wanted for an end of life service and she told me to tell them to play, "Another One Bites the Dust." I hope to send her a daily postcard, with a poem, haiku, or whatever pops into my head. I will be recording them here. For me, for my beloved friend.
The world doesn't stop
when I cease to understand
wild roses still bloom
Gaian Tarot--18--The Moon--descent and return
Take the scissors fool,
or better a machete
and hack those cords
that bind you.
Climb through the window
if you need to,
find a new path
an old journey.
The Somnia Tarot--0--Fool--new beginnings
A celebratory weekend ahead, wedding anniversary, Halloween birthday, will be looking for a Cailleach stone at the beach.
A bundle of cells
without a viable heart
Still, very much loved.
Dark Goddess Tarot--Sedna--8 of Water--Going deep is not easy. Let it be worthwhile.
My daughter-in-law was 9 weeks pregnant and started bleeding. They found the baby had no heartbeat.
There is not much wildlife
in a condo community,
rabbits, squirrels, and once a bear.
On my square of spikey Florida grass
I daydream of the elements below me.
An inch wide and a mile deep
there are roots, worms, fungal threads.
Bacteria live in ancient basalt.
Earth's stony core breathes in and out.
All the wildlife I need.
10 lines, 60 words, Prompt: Wild about Wildlife
Gaian Tarot: Guardian of Earth--Live intimately aligned with Earth.