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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 30, 2019 at 6:55pm
April 30, 2019 at 6:55pm
Aurora Borealis

from Space
the Northern Lights
are a crown of jewels
atop our blue globe.
Turn your face
to the falling rain.,savor the taste
and the blessing.
We still have time
to turn everything around.
Release your dreams.

Tarot of the Crone--Ace of Cups--Grace--The seeds of beautiful dreams are planted in you.
April 29, 2019 at 10:28am
April 29, 2019 at 10:28am

Matter is a mirage.
Our bodies are
a traffic jam

Tarot of the Crone--Ace of Wands--Will--The seed and root of your power is in your very life.
April 28, 2019 at 9:29pm
April 28, 2019 at 9:29pm
Sanibel Sunday

I could not find
a scrap of beach glass
or even a smooth hag stone
on the spit of sand
bayside on the causeway.
I watched a father
tie himself to an inner tube
and tow his red-haired daughter through
the brackish water.
He looked like a young Neptune
pulling a reluctant Ariel
back to the sea.
I wondered if he knew
that he would forever
be tethered
to her heart.

Tarot of the Crone--Nine of Swords--Speak truth to power. Speak truth to love.
April 27, 2019 at 11:10am
April 27, 2019 at 11:10am
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

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
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
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
Easter Rendezvous

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

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

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.

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