Wednesday, August 15, 2018

team work

We live in cities you'll never see onscreen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things
Livin' in ruins of a palace within my dreams
And you know we're on each other's team

~ Team by Lourde
The 8 of Earth is an eager beaver. She is furiously working her craft and honing skills. He is moving ahead and making connections, adroitly using all the right words. When the 8 of Earth is in this exaggerated state, leaning to the right, mistakes are bound to happen. Which is fine as long as it doesn't lead to bloodshed. We learn from our mistakes. Hopefully.

In this card's image, Georgia O'Keeffe looks over the weaver's shoulder, offering steely-eyed confidence. And though Georgia wasn't a weaver, she did go it alone into the desert to develop her style and craft. It worked mighty fine for her, but it may not be so for you today.

I've an idea, nets are required. Looking at the Polestar Oracle image, my attention is drawn to the bloom in the South. That direction is typically associated with the element of Fire, associated with hearth fire and the coming together of community. (It's where folks gather 'round, you see.) So it might be a good idea to enter into some sort of team work situation. Help each other out, learn from each other. Together we can all develop our abilities and share the prize of accomplishment. Go out into the desert for that alone time later. For now, it's best to work with others.

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The Polestar Oracle

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

thrill seeking

We are always running for the thrill of it thrill of it
Always pushing up the hill for the thrill of it

~ Walking On A Dream by Empire Of The Sun
Our Son of Fire is raring to go. He is eager to charge ahead with little thought of the consequences. He wants certain things done and he wants it done now. Our Son of Fire is an adrenaline junkie today. He wants to feel the chemical flow from that on-the-edge energy. So buckle up, buttercup. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

And there's a little fun in that rush, isn't there? Too many irons in the fire, multitasking, moving with speedy grace from one raging fire to the next. But there is a cost. Burn out.

The Polestar Oracle pulled along with our Son of Fire leaning right feels somber, sober, grounded. The gold leaf at the top ~ let's call it North ~ that gold leaf in the North has my attention in relation to our fiery Son. I've an idea it's important to dial it back a bit. North usually represents the element of Earth in many traditions. And so grounding is called for today. It might be a fun thing to squeak by on the skin of one's ass, but it can get exhausting. Let the Polestar Oracle's sage advice temper that thrill seeking nature today. Pause a minute and make some sensible decisions before racing off to the next thing.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018


The bees dive in to them and I too,
to gather their spiritual honey.

~ May by Mary Oliver
Temperance enters on easy breezes and calm weather. It's mild and tolerable. Just right. Temperance gathers the right elements to make something new, fresh, nurturing. Like a sunny day. We often find balance, harmony, integration, and great vigor when Temperance is around. It is a wholeness that seems to come after the great work of pulling together all the right stuff.


Let today be easy. If there's one thing Temperance is very good at it's balance, pulling together the extremes. Balance your work and play, rest and activity, company and solitude. Let yourself feel whole and at peace despite circumstances. You're in control of the alchemical process today so choose wisely.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018


This is the mystery of the quotient, quotient
Upon us all, upon us all a little rain must fall

~ The Rain Song by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Ah, The Sun! Yes, it's in reverse, but it's really no big deal. In some ways The Sun is still sunny even with a few clouds in the sky. I mean, on the bright side (pun intended) it's day time and you can still see what's going on and where you're going. Though life seems a little clouded over, it's still manageable. We aren't blindly swimming around in darkness ~ like The Moon in reverse. Or feeling lost in hoping against hope ~ The Star in reversed. No. This is The Sun, this planet's closest star and though we only see it so many hours in a day, it still shines no matter what. It's brighter than those other celestials in the Tarot.


Grab an umbrella if you must, if you don't like getting wet. Me, I like a little rain on my head. It's like a cleansing, a baptismal where I stand. Sun showers are magical, rainbows color an otherwise dreary sky. And the rain brings us flowers.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

finding delight

Everyday I see or hear something that more or less
kills me with delight, that leaves me like a needle
in the haystack of light.

~ Mindful by Mary Oliver
The 6 of Earth gives presence and comfort. There are relationships that need tending, the give and take of existence. Because no one can operate in a vacuum. You stand here today thanks to the people who came before you. Not just your Ancestors, but the whole of humanity. Work has been done, gifts have been bestowed, and, in many cases, sacrifices have been made.

You aren't on this planet simply to exist, but to thrive, create, and relate. You are here not only to receive the goodness of Earth, but to share it. Resources are more than finances. Your resource could be time shared with someone who needs it. Or a skill. Or a good meal with fine wine. There will be an exchange. It might not always be even, but it all comes out in the wash.


Look around. Find some delight. Then share it.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

hold that ground

You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down
~ I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty
Our Daughter of Earth has had quite enough and she ain't budging. That's the short and sweet of it. She's worked hard to get where she is today and she will not toss it all away on someone else's whims.

And so I will keep it short today.

It's likely you've done some work that's taken time and energy, possibly a few resources, and you're not going down without a fight. So do as Mr. Petty says: Don't back down.

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Monday, July 16, 2018


Lover I'm off the streets / Gonna go where the bright lights
And the big city meet / With a red guitar on fire / Desire

~ Desire by U2 (in the good ol' days)
Stick with me here a minute. Typically, the 5 of Fire is associated with interpersonal strife, jabs and slights that won't draw blood, but require being prepared to stand up and fight. It's a chaotic sort of energy (thank you, Number Five), disorganized, disorderly, spiky. And so I ask you: What does desire do?

It produces a similar energy pattern. Desire creates a longing, a yearning. Inner fires are ignited, life gets a little chaotic as you run off toward the thing you want most. Life shifts, things fall away ~ in short, it gets a little crazy. Because desire might mean you're no longer satisfied with what is. Satisfaction is a healthy Number Four ~ sturdy, stable, reliable. Toss a want into that mix, you get Five ~ changeable, problematic, uncertain. Add a little fire and you have, well, desire.


Go after your desires today if you must, but keep your everyday tasks in mind. Remember you have other people to consider in your life as you move toward that desired goal. Desire can be tempered with a little common sense, but you gotta use it.

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