Memorial Day Monday Musings (that's Bank Hol Musings for you across t'pond lol). Today's deck is one that has always captivated me, but one I don't use frequently, the Quantum Tarot by Kay Stopforth and Chris Butler. It's an interesting deck that features images from the Hubble Telescope along with some pretty interesting ideas when it comes to the interpretation. It's also one that sometimes has me scratching my head, which is usually a good thing, because then I learn something!
This last week has been full of an interesting roller coaster of emotions, but then, that's pretty much what last week's Monday Musings hinted! This week is a busy one, lots to do, the days are long and enticing me to be productive. What will they bring to you? Monthly forecast? Weekly forecast? Daily forecast? It's up to you, you know the drill! Pick the one that calls to you, then read the reveal in the comments for a mini-reading for the week ahead, or read them all as a story-telling spread. Your reading, Your call. I'm just the messenger.. I'm still offering private readings, too, so if you want to know a little more about what the universe has in store for you, hit me up. "I'm here to help."
LEFT: The Hanged Man
The Hanged Man asks you what you need to surrender in order to be all you can be. According to the Quantum Tarot, this is a card that embraces the Uncertainty Principle, which is really kind of cool when you start to dive into it and contemplate how it applies to your life. It is impossible to simultaneously measure both the mass and the velocity of an object, and this can be translated into your daily life in that it is impossible to predict everything that is going to influence you (that's rich, coming from a psychic, eh, but those who truly understand what being intuitive mean will sooo get this one, ha ha). If this is your card for the week, it is a reminder that there is always going to be that element of uncertainty around you and around others in your life. Yes, some of those events may turn your life upside down, but that does not always have to be a bad thing. The way forward is to take everything as it comes, neither fear it nor embracing it, but—like the Hanged Man—put yourself out there and just see what transpires. As my daddy used to say about the weather, "Don't like it? Stick around, it will change!"
MIDDLE: The Hermit
The Hermit is a card of introspection, and asks you where do you need to shine your light so you can see who you truly are? In the Quantum Tarot, this is a card that deals with subatomic particles. It's asking you to scratch the surface and see what lies underneath. If this is your card for the week, it is a message to go deeper—and that might not be pleasant, for we all have things that we try to hide, we all have aspects of ourselves that we don't want to face up to, never mind let anyone else see! This card is asking you to take a long hard look within yourself, beyond what you present to others and beyond what you already know about yourself. It's time to find the deeper truth, and in doing so, open yourself up to a richer life experience.
RIGHT: The 4 of Wands
In the Rider Waite Tarot, the Four of Wands is a card of celebration. According to the Quantum Tarot, it is a card of Electroweak Unified Force—and yes, I had to look that up to know what it means! It's actually kind of cool, for when you get into the physics of this, it's confirming that things that seem dissimilar are more alike the closer they are to each other. The question this card asks what are you working to successfully integrate. If this is your card for the upcoming week, it is a sign that there is some unification going on, it is reassuring you that the two seemingly different aspects can find a common ground, you just need to bring them closer to see the similarities. The more you look at where the harmonies, rather than the differences are, the more you can bring that unity into all areas of your life.
Monday Morning Musings, and dear gods there's a lot on my mind this day! I'm using the Eight Coins Tattoo Tarot by Lana Zellner. This is the deck I've been employing when doing my nightly meditations, and it's really speaking to me at the moment!
This last week has been full of beginnings and endings, of laughter and tears, and of a reminder that life is precious and awesome, even in the challenging times. The cards seem to reflect that today! Monthly forecast? Weekly forecast? Daily forecast? It's up to you, you know the drill! Pick the one that calls to you, then read the reveal in the comments for a mini-reading for the week ahead, or read them all as a story-telling spread. Your reading, Your call. I'm just the messenger.. I'm still offering private readings, too, so if you want to know a little more about what the universe has in store for you, hit me up. "I'm here to help."
Left: The Hierophant
This is really interesting, for this has come up a lot in the last few weeks in the personal one-on-one readings that I do for others. Basically the message is one of continuing to learn. If this is your card for the week, look for ways to push your boundaries a bit, and get out of your comfort zone. It's a fantastic time to review what you want out of life and look into learning something new or improving a current skill or interest. The Hierophan is a card of bettering yourself, but it is also a card of discipline.. He's also a reminder that sometimes the old ways, the tried and true ways, the ways of the ancestors, are a better way of doing things than the newfangled ideas pushed on us by the marketing gurus. Sometimes the 'next big thing' is merely a diversion to distract you from what your heart knows you should be doing. This card is telling you to knuckle down, take control of your decisions and your responsibilities, then spread your wings. As the quote goes, "What if I fall?" "Oh, but darling, what if you fly?"
Middle: The Ten of Swords
Not a very nice card, is it? If you chose this card as your message for the week, it's actually bringing you some reassurance. It's telling you that you've turned the corner and things are going to start to improve from now. It's acknowledging your pain, it's recognizing your sorrow, and it's promising that you're on your way out of the turmoil and heartache. A new day is dawning, one where you can leave all of this betrayal and upset behind you. It's telling you to look your future squarely in the face, and walk toward the sunrise just over the dark hills. Let things rest, and do not become a victim to your circumstances. It's not what happens to you that is important. It is how you respond to it. Rather than asking why this is happening to you, ask what it is here to teach you. You'll be surprised at the answers.
Right: King of Swords
He's a bit fierce looking, isn't he? If this is your card for the week ahead, it's a message that it is time to apply logic and reason to what you're doing, and maybe to let your head rule your heart. It's a time to get butt-naked and honest with yourself, and not to let your emotions get in the way of what you know you need to do. This may represent someone who can give you wise counsel, or it may also represent a higher—rational and sensible—aspect of yourself. He's assuring you that you have the mindset to do what you need to bring about the changes that you want to see, but you're going to have to be disciplined and responsible to get results, and that doesn't always mean things will be fun. It's okay. There's a time for work and a time for play. This is the time to get serious about what you want to achieve.
Monday Musings on Tuesday (again) because yesterday got eaten by locusts! Tarot Tuesday, then—except that I'm not using tarot cards today, I'm using The Flower Speaks oracle by Marlene Rudginsky, because, well, there is an awful lot of floral activity going on here at the moment, from the blooming weeds in the garden (ha, see what I did there) to the herbs I'm waiting on to start the smudge and incense blends. It's all go here—I love it!
Monthly forecast? Weekly forecast? Daily forecast? It's up to you, you know the drill! Pick the one that calls to you, then read the reveal in the comments for a mini-reading for the week ahead, or read them all as a story-telling spread. Your reading, Your call. I'm just the messenger.. I'm still offering private readings, too, so if you want to know a little more about what the universe has in store for you, hit me up. "I'm here to help."
Violets are filling our yarden at the moment. Weed or flower? You decide—personally I love them and I have encouraged several different kinds to take over the shady spots and the bits around where the other plants are growing. Mark Twain once said, "Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it, and this pretty much sums up this card. It is a card of gentleness and if this is your card for the rest of the week, it's a reminder to be gentle with others but most of all with yourself. It's also a reminder that you are allowed to be your authentic self. Being you is your superpower! You don't always have to be bright like the Sun. It's okay to glow like the Moon from time to time.
Middle: Water Lily
In many ways, this is another card reminding you to connect with your gentler side. Water Lily reminds you to be open, to be true to yourself. It's a reminder that big boys do cry when they are full of emotion and girls don't always have to be demure and fragile. If you chose this as your card, then once again you are being encouraged to be your authentic self, to embrace all aspects of who you are, but most of all to be realistic. That's often the hard one, for emotions seem to have a mind of their own sometimes! Ask yourself; are you truly feeling this, or is it just conditioning from the past. In this day and age, true authenticity is a rare and special thing.
My Cherokee family taught me that Selu was the corn mother and she was the one that gave the gift of life to the people. If this is your card for the rest of the week, it's asking you to look at things with a very practical eye. It's encouraging you to be nurturing to others and responsible in your commitments. Don't get so pragmatic that you forget how to laugh, though. Corn reminds you that all things are connected, and that while it's okay to take your obligations seriously, don't take yourself too seriously, though, or you will create obstacles and frustrations. Be like the corn; put your roots firmly in the ground, then reach for the stars.
And now once again for your cerebral pleasure, here are the Monday Musings—which did not get posted last week because life happened. I've returned to the colorful images of the Eight Coins Tattoo Tarot by Lana Zellner this week. This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite decks. Even after nearly 40 years of working with this stuff, these cards are teaching me new angles and insights—and that's not a bad thing!
Monthly forecast? Weekly forecast? Daily forecast? It's up to you, you know the drill! Pick the one that calls to you for a mini-reading for the week ahead, or read them all as a story-telling spread. Your reading, Your call. I'm just the messenger.. I'm still offering private readings, too, so if you want to know a little more about what the universe has in store for you, hit me up. "I'm here to help."
Left: The King of Wands
If you've chosen this card as your card for the week, then the message for you is that you need to focus. You've got the vision, you've got the potential, but a dream without action is destined to remain a wish. How much do you want it? How hard are you prepared to work for it? The walls are not there to keep you out. The hurdles are not there to trip you up. These things are there to make you prove how badly you want to succeed, and keep the others who don't burn as passionately as you do out of your way, so you can keep your eyes on your goals without being distracted by them or in competition with them. Just make sure that your plans are realistic, and don't be scared to ask for help when you need it. Stay in your lane; this is the week to go places!
Middle: The Nine of Pentacles
This card appeared not too long ago, and if this is your card it is showing you that yes, the success is there, but at what cost? There's nothing wrong with being the proverbial 'self-made man' (or woman), there's nothing wrong with having opulence and wealth, but this card is asking you what are you prepared to sacrifice to get it? Is the trade off worth it? There's no right or wrong answer. Just remember that high success often brings with it more responsibility and greater expectations. If your lifestyle is making you feel cluttered or trapped, then the message from this card is that it may be time to reevaluate your priorities.
Right: The Ten of Cups
This is one of the most uplifting cards in the entire deck, and if you chose this card, it's time to sit back and enjoy your accomplishments. There should be some sunny days and smooths sailing ahead for you, at least for the meanwhile. It's time to slow down to the speed of life and to enjoy the simple pleasures; a relaxing cuppa, a warm hug, a job well done. It's also time to share that happiness with others, particularly the ones who were there when perhaps the days weren't so sunny, or when you needed someone to be there for you. Remember, in many traditions it is not the person who has the most who is the richest, but the person who has given the most away. If you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher wall.