Daily Draw for Thrusday

Sorry that I have not been posting all week. I gave myself food poisoning on Monday and have been slowly trying to get back into the swing of things all week. The good news: no one else in my family ate the bad food. So, without further ado, the Bohemian Gothic Tarot for Hallowe’en week! I drew the nine of Pentacles, Temperance, and the six of Cups. Click on the cards for the detailed scan.

2009 10-29 DailyI asked the cards to show me what would happen today, and it was spot on. The nine of Pentacles traditionally shows a person enjoying a garden that they have built for themselves, independent, confident and sure. My husband and I are pretty broke, but we have set aside a little money so that I can build a couple of raised planters (our soil sucks) and grow vegetables for next year. We would like to be independent of our current vegetable supply, since we hate it. Step one, build the beds and buy the winter vegetable seeds. I’m shopping for seeds and lumber today!

Temperance shows my reluctance to overspend. A high bed would be nice to keep from stooping (and to keep the baby from meddling too much), but it requires more wood and therefore more money. I have a way limited budget, so this is me trying to balance “good beds” with “don’t overspend”.

The six of Cups shows children with flowers all around them, including a pot in the girl’s hand. I am totally dreaming about how this will look when it is done, and I am very excited about it. I guess I will spend a lot of today with my head in the clouds, which is fine as long as I get some work done, too! 🙂

Daily Draw for Friday

Look who finally got a draw posted in the morning for once! Today I am using my Osho cards, and they seem to have a few favorites to toss my way, like it or not. I drew the seven of Fire (Wands), Integration (Temperance), and the three of Clouds (Swords). Click on the card images to see a larger scan.

2009 10-02 DailyAsking what my day holds for me and seeing Stress and Ice-Olation is not exactly comforting, but the temperance in the middle makes all the difference. I have a lot of balls in the air, just like my friend on the seven, and I do take care of most of it alone, as in the three, but I am also working very hard to keep those many things as balanced as possible. I have plans to work out today, and plans to work. I have housework that I need to do, and family that I can and probably will visit with tonight. Balance. Not overdoing any one thing. Temperance. I think the two “negative” cards are showing me what will happen if I drop the ball and forget to keep myself centered today. Message received!

It is also interesting to note that since I started doing daily draws, the only times that I have drawn the seven of Wands and the three of Swords have been with the Osho Zen Tarot deck. Kind of interesting!

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Daily Draw for Monday

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday. Today I am working with a new deck, not just new to me, but also released within the last few months: Mage: The Awakening Tarot. This deck was based off of the Mage roleplaying game, but is a lovely stand alone deck, also. You don’t need any knowledge of the RPG to play. The draw was the Devil, Temperance, and the King of Wands.2009 08-03 Daily

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After I laid out the cards, I remembered a chore that I was going to do in the kitchen today. It involves a lot of down-time, so I decided to go get it started before I typed out my reading. When I got to the kitchen, I saw a HUGE line of ants, almost an inch thick, which snaked around my entire kitchen. I have been trying to deal with these disgusting creatures (Devil) civilly, using deterrents instead of poison (Temperance), but this is too much. I am going crazy, I am too grossed out to cook half the time, and I am very sick of these things all over my food surfaces. I’m not sure what action to take yet, but I need to become the King of Swords and wield myself a trusty weapon against these bugs.

If this seems like a silly thing to read the cards about, keep in mind that they have been affecting me in a big way for a few weeks now. I am SO SICK of their trails in my house, and I think the cards are telling me that Mother Nature will forgive some more drastic measures now that Mr. Nice Guy has failed.

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