Friday, May 28, 2010

Elder of Air/King Swords

Daydreaming is important, however so is schooling and learning. The revelation (clouds) and ability to find solutions appear once all the fog has disappeared but exercise fairness in decision making and less rashness. Problems which refuse to be solved may just simply solve themselves. The card can also refer to an Aquarius person.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Living Authentically

I always thought I was on the right spiritual path - you know what I mean, the ambiance was right. I had the incense, the music, the salt lamp but something was missing. And then in 2006 I read an article by Kathryn Hegarty "The Blessing of Becoming Real" and the "ah-ha" bell furiously rang. I was not living authentically and in the article Kathryn listed the steps to achieve this :-
  • practice deep breathing
  • practice silence
  • personal development
  • meditation
  • get back to nature
  • be kind and gentle
  • stop criticising
  • meet people's eye and smile
  • care for your self deeply
  • gently and lovingly speak the truth
  • see a counsellor if necessary
  • keep a gratitude diary
  • practice forgiveness.

I did write to Kathryn and told her how much her article changed my life - thank you Kathryn.

Monday, May 24, 2010

10 Fire/Rods

Whilst I am using the Gaian book to help me through this process, the following is mostly my interpretation of the card which is clearly visible to me.
The picture depicts a forest on fire with smoke.
This card is transformation of new self, possibly burnout from too many commitments and need to turf some of these commitments; really, why do you need to be involved in so many activities, or activities that are time consuming and time intensive - who are you trying to please? Something will be destroyed/cease but something better will occur/rebuild/regenerate (possibly creativity based); the card is an ending to something however there is a new beginning to occur once the old is removed. It is important to release your energy, passion and/or growth in order to move on.

I would be interested in hearing what people think "fire" symbolises.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Recently I received a new Tarot deck - GAIAN. WOW. I am in total awe, the deck is just amazing. I am starting this journey with the first card - the Seeker.

Stepping into a journey ahead, not necessarily a smooth one but it may involve a windy road to reach the conclusion which will be a worthwhile one. Any change can be a positive thing. Consider the heights you must climb to get where you want to (mountains). The journey can result in a new future whether it be with someone or work. It can lead to a sense of freedom but it is a journey which needs to be taken (and wants to be taken). It is important however not to jump in to it, and do your homework first, be prepared and there should be no unwanted surprises.

I'm not very good with symbols however the butterfly represents to me a new freedom, bluebirds of happiness, and a fox for caution and being cunning and agile.