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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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September 16, 2019 at 9:35am
September 16, 2019 at 9:35am
#966268
Bottle Woman

Effaced
a happy robot
my breasts are circles
and
my limbs cutout shapes
such a handsome object


POMO Tarot---Bottle Woman--Be relaxed and perfectly aware

from the Painting by Leger--Woman with a Vase
September 11, 2019 at 11:19am
September 11, 2019 at 11:19am
#966006
Pope Francis

Unafraid of schisms,
he prays.
unfelled by hate
he prays.
In homage to Francis,
this doubter
prays



Herbcrafter's Tarot--Ten of Water--Red Clover--Serenity rises from the roots of gratitude.
September 10, 2019 at 9:26am
September 10, 2019 at 9:26am
#965921
Mindfulness


A panacea for everything
breath in, breath out,
be still
Inner strength
Outer softness
Listen

24 syllables


The Herbcrafter's Tarot--Ace of Fire--Mullein-Hear the voices of your ancestors.
August 31, 2019 at 10:26am
August 31, 2019 at 10:26am
#965295
 Ghost Particles  (ASR)
impermanent humans fielding life's chaos
#2199470 by ridinghhood--p. boutilier



Dark Goddess Tarot--Amazon of Water--Scylla--accept yourself, be youself, but know that behavior has consequences.
August 25, 2019 at 10:26am
August 25, 2019 at 10:26am
#964701
Amaranth

Flower of immortality,
earthy must
no random, uncertain
disorderly
entropy.


Herbal Tarot--Ace of Pentacles--Whole Grains--nourish your body, mind, soul
August 19, 2019 at 11:04am
August 19, 2019 at 11:04am
#964434
Mangrove Salt

excreted salt on leaves
a mermaid's tears


Form: the kural--4 above, 3 below
I am fascinated by black mangroves that excrete salt through their leaves. Recently cooks from A Rosy Tomorrow farm collected the salt, and processed it for table use.


Tarot of the Saints--Nine of Coins---Loaves and fishes.Multiplication and abundance.
August 12, 2019 at 1:17pm
August 12, 2019 at 1:17pm
#964100
PachaMama

Corvids are intelligent birds. My Pachamama was wiser than most ravens. She wasn't a pet, nor quite my familiar. She was simply, Pachamama, the Incan world mother, and my friend. She was a wild bird but would visit daily when I set out sunflower seed and cracked corn. She gifted me with street treasures: bits of glass, a lost bead, colored paper clips. I was creating a mandala of the bits and baubles she
offered on my front stoop. It was January and the dry season in Florida and the design had remained intact for weeks. This afternoon I was placing a rare spotted owl feather on the flowers and stones already in position. I heard thunder and noted growing puffy moisture laden rain clouds. Pachamama landed for a daily visit a slip of paper in her beak that she carefully placed at the center of the mandala. It was a fortune cookie strip and read: All is impermanent. Just then the skies opened with a pounding downpour. Indeed, Pachamama, indeed.


184 words



The Herbcrafter's Tarot--21. The World----Pachamama--weave a rainbow that makes the world whole




 
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August 4, 2019 at 10:20am
August 4, 2019 at 10:20am
#963696
Shimmy

When you shimmy and you're old
there are caveats I'm told.
If you fall upon the ground
9-1-1 is found.


A dodoitsu--Japanese form of 26 syllables--usually humorous.


The HerbCrafter's Tarot--Two of Air--Chicory--Be receptive to guidance.
July 29, 2019 at 2:31pm
July 29, 2019 at 2:31pm
#963380
Ocatillo

The woman came to the desert
to camp, and though I am prickly
and poke and scratch
she settled by me.
I offered my blossoms, she carefully plucked
and made a sun tea
that she drank
pouring a libation for my roots.
I spoke with her beneath the clouds
and the sky.
"My thorns, defend my tender inner bark,
as you must set boundaries
to protect your heart."
As the daylight faded
and the coyotes began to howl
the woman and I
joined our harmonies
to the world song.


The HerbCrafter's Tarot--Adelita of Water--Ocatillo--Protect your heartwood, but let your love blossom.








July 22, 2019 at 12:54pm
July 22, 2019 at 12:54pm
#963001
Hope

In Tucson, in the desert,
a friend builds a stone labyrinth.
I pick a river rock from the Caloosahatchee
to send her,
palm-sized, flat, grey
scribed with healing symbols.
I will walk that spiral someday.

Astronomers listen for signals
of gravitational waves,
census collectors of black holes
in the invisible shaking of space.

Labyrinths and signals
all charms of hope,
prayers to extend our finite knowing.
We cannot know who hears us,
but it is Someone.


free form--16 lines


Tarot of the Crone--Five of Disks--Hope--Move beyond isolation. Reach out with hope and faith.

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