Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Reset

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ 8 of Cups
I need to do a reset. Because my life is mundane, I seldom actually do a 'reading' with more than one card. Hence the attempt to read this week's cards as a whole, on resetting my card use.

Chariot driver faces forward, ready to move on.
4 of Coins, hanging on, avoiding spending current knowledge in aid of more knowledge.
10 of Cups, lazy in the present, something more might upset the status quo of comfort in the known card habit.
Death, two majors in this spread, both saying it won't kill me to move on, try something new, rehone skills.
Justice, third major, telling me bluntly, I've let the prey become the master.
8 of Wands, Addressing the fear of putting myself out there, in public. Why not?

I'd love hearing anyone else's thoughts on how these cards are advising me.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Dive Dive Dive

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ 8 of Wands

what is this figure diving for? Nuclear Reactor Diver, Underwater Criminal Investigator, Safety /Crocodile Wrangler? There is more to diving than being a Navy Seal, or grabbing up pearls for the punters.

I'm reminded by this card I didn't even know the first and third job existed. Being quick to judge can be a full time job if we let it.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ Justice

The winged figure is separating the hunter from the prey.

I've been involved in several lawsuits, a position to be avoided if at all possible. I've also done jury duty three or four times. Always interesting, and good for the brain, a juror has to proceed from all sides, your personal side is immaterial. I'm not sure justice is even possible, but in some cases it is worth trying for.

On the other hand, have a laugh and a big sigh regarding frivolous lawsuits

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Eyes

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ Death

I saw death in the eyes of a two month old calf yesterday.

I wish animals ran the world and dumb, people took what was offered, good bad or indifferent.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ 10 of Cups

Eating while reclining was de rigueur in ancient Rome, although I'm doubting families without servants did. Without tv or computer, they had to do something, inviting people to dine was a favorite and meals eaten while stretched out on cushions went on for hours.

I'm reminded by this card reclining during and after meals is an excellent way to allow stomach acid to eat up the food pipe/esophagus, leading to heartburn and eventually esophageal cancer. Guess how I know.

I've had a persistent cough for at least a year, getting worse steadily, wheezy, from the chest. Limiting my willingness to go anywhere in public. Went to the pulmonologist I had for lung cancer, she ran every scan and test under the sun, both of us thinking lung cancer was knocking again. As her last resort option, she put me on omeprazole. Three days later, I'm not coughing my guts out all night, and just a few times during the day.  If you get the hot burny burp thing, think about your position while eating. I eat sitting up but I'm just lucky with weird medical stuff and I never had the burny warning, just a world record cough. TMI? Only because I care.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Get A Grip

Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ 4 of Coins

I can't begin to imagine what it is like to lose a home to fire, earthquake, bomb, having cancer twice, it would change the view of life and what has value.

I'm reminded by this card it would be nice to just order a mind wipe without the attendant drama.

Sunday, May 21, 2017


Daily Draw: Etruscan Tarot ~ Chariot

What could I possibly need from a department store that is working on a delivery service within two hours?

I'm reminded by this card Americans are bleeding money from every pore. For chotchkes and gimcracks. We don't need an enemy, we are the enemy.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Sprat

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ 7of Cups/Hearts

Castles in the air.  Any imagining you've carried your whole adult life?

Thin. Crazy. In hindsight, I've even been thin a number of times but I didn't see myself as thin, just less fat. I think I have nothing in common with bingers, purgers, anorexic sticks. I think all the fat shaming and paper thin models are only modern complications.

No. It was going on when I was a child too. I remember asking mother to take me to the family doctor when I was 7 or 8 to see if there was something medicine could do for me. I expect there was eye rolling 'tween doctor and mother, but I got a bottle of pills, I was to take one before meals. Zero doubt they were sugar pills, and I eventually forgot about help.

Cripes, the things the cards pull up. From childhood to well into my 30s I was just right. Where did I get the idea I wasn't? Even today, people bigger than I would wish to be my size. Crazy. Did you know the Jack Sprat nursery rhyme dates back to circa 1660? It relates to wartime taxes but at its base?...

Friday, May 19, 2017

Gimme Gimme

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ King of Cups/Hearts

Kindness personified.

Balancing that big heart must be intuitive perceptions and the ability to say no. Lest he be eaten alive by the gimme-ers.

"Moose...Rocco..Help the judge find his checkbook!" ~ Rodney Dangerfield (Al Czervik) Caddyshack

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sweet Peas

Daily Draw: Enchanted Tarot ~ Empress

Our Enchanted author would have us plant one seed in half an eggshell to continue the Empress nurturing thing. All the 'enchantments' written for each card in this deck are spirit nurturing. The book is the best part of the set.

I'm reminded by this card of the five abused nearly-dead marked down sweet pea starts Rob hauled home from the nursery. He probably doesn't connect the two but he was raised in a destructive home and fostered out any number of times and he often works to save the broken or orphaned whatever. This time, the sweet peas responded to care, and are busy growing up strings on my deck. I can hardly wait until they flower. (((Rob)))