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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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March 17, 2020 at 2:49pm
March 17, 2020 at 2:49pm
#978375
Believe II

There is a boy and his grandfather fishing at the edge of the retention pond.

Their chance of snagging anything is about as likely as catching a leprechaun and having him lead you to his pot of gold.

They stay for a moment and then as expected leave with an empty pail.

I know eventually she will appear.

I have never seen the color of her eyes, her face shrouded by her veil.

I have been bringing her microgreens, baby lettuces and bok choy that I grow hydroponically.

"Like the shamrocks in Ireland," she chortled. "But better than the flies and larvae in this pond," she managed to say.

She surfaces with merely a ripple.

I place the greens at the ponds edge. The Muscovy ducks scatter when she appears.

She tells me she is veiled because she is trying to renounce her human side and be only part of the finned world.

And today she orders me, "Breathe. This virus attacks the lungs. Because your world id destroying the rainforests, the lungs of the world."

She takes my offerings and goes back to the depths of the pond.

I smell cypress, and fresh mowed grass, Breath in, Breath out.


Pholarchos Tarot-- 10 of Wings--In this grand experiment of life can the mind be wide enough to accept all things?


 
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March 11, 2020 at 12:37pm
March 11, 2020 at 12:37pm
#977789
Believe

The lake, a retention pond really, quivers oddly tonight.

A splash, a ripple, a breath, and there she is.

Mermaid, old, a black veil covering her face.

She extends a hand dripping with mud.

"I'll leave you with just one thing," she rasps.

She slithers back under the murky water.

On the bank, in the weeds, a carved stone, "Believe".


61 Words


 
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March 10, 2020 at 10:45am
March 10, 2020 at 10:45am
#977682
Corona

I fear this virus.
I am not smooth and twenty.
I am old and panic rips and roars..
I pray to Our Lady of Lost Things
her crown askew, like mine.
Lift me up enough to see the far view.
Gift me enough blessings to sing.
I sit in the dirt
and watch the March full moon rise
between my rosary beads.
Who will help?
How can I help?
The floor of our world falls away.

13 lines


Gaian Tarot--3 of Earth--What medicine are you making for your community.
 
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March 3, 2020 at 2:50pm
March 3, 2020 at 2:50pm
#976990
Super Tuesday

Mother Mary came to me:
patience, prayer,promises.
Ask no more questions today,
bake bread, plant a seed.

I savor this just baked bread,
butter and honey
far better storytellers
than wee,sly,smart folks.

I set the seeds in peat pots
placed in the windowsill's heat.
Now chains of fragile tendrils
emerge, courageous.


Pholarchos Tarot---Dreamer of Coral---Hear the world making requests in the cup of your being.


Japanese form: The Kouta
February 24, 2020 at 1:23pm
February 24, 2020 at 1:23pm
#976227
Pinnacle

Two cups of Ethiopian coffee
Rosa Mystica plays
heartbeats synchronize,
Love's pinnacle.


The Cook's Tarot--Two of Cups--Two to tangle, two to tango, learn to dance


24 syllables
Prompt word: pinnacle
February 19, 2020 at 11:57am
February 19, 2020 at 11:57am
#975869
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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