Tuesday, September 19, 2017

connection

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world
offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the
wild geese, harsh and exciting -- over and over
announcing your place in the family of things.

~ Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
A few days ago, you might have done this. Which is great. It worked for that day. Today is perhaps another matter. Time to connect the disconnect. Looking over the past week or so of card pulls, I'm noticing a fair amount of Earth element coming up. Solid, sensible, material, stuff of Life sort of energy.

So.

What solid connection needs to be made for you today? How can you work from that solid foundation made a few days ago? The Earth element also likes to work in progression ~ there's no rushing around or flitting about. It's one thing after another, in order, with little deviation. Plan on slowing down to match that energy. This will not be a day to get things done quickly, but they will get done completely and thoroughly.

After today, you'll not be going over old ground. Ever again.

The Everyday Tarot

Sunday, September 17, 2017

beautiful day

The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground

~ Beautiful Day, U2
Yeah. Needed a song with the word ground in it. It'll do.

Our Daughter of Earth is indeed grounding in today. She's a bit new to the idea of self-tending (unlike our Mother), and so she's trying a few things out in her free time. Well, first off, she's got free time. Generally, she's a busy young woman doing her work in the world and keeping the bank balance in good order. Today, she can chill. She can look upon her beautiful day, flaws and all, and sort of Do Nothing. Especially as there's not much to be done.

Grounding often means Giving Attention To. It is a sensuous experience. Rather than waiting until you're ill or in pain to ground into your body, why not take time (that free time mentioned a moment ago) and simply enjoy the day as it is? Let your senses drink in the weather ~ feel the sun or rain, gaze upon places of natural beauty, stop and smell those roses. You get the idea. I hope. Don't sweat over what you don't have. Let that shit be for today. Presence is a bounty in itself and our Daughter of Earth will assist with that. Even on her day off.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

the ocean's roar

Singing to an ocean, I can hear the ocean's roar
~ The Ocean, Led Zepplin
Today, the Ace of Water brings strong emotion in on the tides. The ocean, the ocean, symbolizes great depths of feeling and intuition. And these may eddy in gently or wash over your personal landscape like a tsunami, clearing everything in its wake.

This is a heart opening card. Your heart is a cup overflowing, holding what you need, but able to share what you've got.

So.

Laugh. Cry. Let yourself ride these majestic waves. It's the stuff of humans to be cognizant of emotions, so feel 'em.

The Everyday Tarot

Friday, September 15, 2017

body beautiful

Poetry on your body
You got it in every way

~ Move Your Body, Sia
Our Mother of Earth is all about the bounty of body and earth. She nurtures us, she feeds us well, but also expects us to use these bodies. Have we been sedentary too long? I know I have. It's been a lost summer of busy-ness and now that it's mid-autumn in our neck of the woods, I'm looking to getting back to some simple movement. And I don't mean from the studio to the Big Ass Red chair to watch Netflix. (Don't you just love Netflix though?)

This might be day to take up some healthy practice of moving your body in any safe way you can (check moon and planetary alignments if you must). Because bodies were made for movement. It's our birthright to have mobility well into our 90's ~ even if differently-abled, there are ways. The catch is you've actually gotta do it.

So.

While the Mother of Earth may be addressing issues of abundance in your life ~ keeping the fridge stocked, cooking an excellent meal, tending a cozy household ~ consider the keeping our your soul's house, your body. Go for a walk. Practice some Yin Yoga or Primal Vinyasa (new to me and looks juicy). Dance!

The Everyday Tarot

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

choose you

If it is your nature to be happy you will swim away
along soft trails for hours, your imagination
alighting everywhere.

~ Morning Poem by Mary Oliver
Very often the 10 of Earth (Pentacles, Stones, Crystals, etc) is associated with family-based tradition, the continuation of wealth and legacy. It is often built over time with sturdy foundation, comforting walls, and cozy roof to encompass all.

But what if you don't have that?

Well, then. Start where you are and choose you. Let your foundation be a strong one for those that follow ~ whether it's family or colleagues, friends or strangers. That firmament is often built on daily practice which may include a macchiato at Starbucks, but I'm thinking more along the lines of a moment's meditation, a prayer, gratitude, a deep breath, gentle movement.

Though you stand on the shoulders of your Ancestors (loved or not), soon enough, someone will be standing on your shoulders. Better have strong legs and good balance. No one is ever perfectly integrated ~ wouldn't be human if you were. So be Good Enough. That'll do.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

the sun still shines

The sun is shining, the weather sweet
Make you want to move your dancing feet

~ Sun Is Shining, Bob Marley
It's rough, on a day like today (in the USA), to remember the sun still shines. The sun rises on good days and bad days, warming heart and soul, reaching into the darkest depths of humanity. Though names will be read today, that long, hard list of memories, the day will be clear and bright.

So.

Shine in the light of your inner Sun. Stand tall, be proud. Despite the hard memories, it's still a good day. A good day to carry forth those memories and bring them into the Light.

The Everyday Tarot

Sunday, September 10, 2017

the day

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear . . .
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs

~ I Hear America Singing, Walt Whitman
Our Father of Earth is feeling yesterday's hike up the mountain. So he is tending to himself. Which is hard work for him because he usually attends to others first. Today, he will sit this one out though as he listens to the songs of others. While supervising.

Taking care of self is fair practice for taking care of others. I've an idea if you don't have yourself well grounded, you're not likely to be any good to anyone else. Perfection in this is not the goal ~ solid footing is enough. Using yesterday's death march hike as an example, The Man would ensure his footing was secure before reaching a hand out to me. There was some slipping and sliding still, but it was minimal thanks to a moment of checking a secure stance.

So.

There may still be work to be done today, despite a need for rest. It's fairly routine ~ chop wood, carry water. Pay attention though. And if you can't pay attention, minimize the To Do list. Better to give full attention to one or two items than scatter it over too many. Don't forget to take that Sunday nap.

The Everyday Tarot