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Tarot. The First Circle Was Not A Circle At All

The First Circle Was Not A Circle At All…

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It was an uroburos, head bite-touching the origin of its tail 
for just an archetypal         
nano-split second until that quark of an archetype 
embedded itself within  
just as quickly to disappear to become...
a circle with no beginning and no end...
with mystery intact living within it.

Drawing a circle with a compass slowly is like... 
is like unfolding a watch's movements
gears stretching their stationary orbiting
to slow-slingshot outwards while still engaged
becoming time-telling fractalled facets
not infinite facets on a finite sphere
as they shift focus and redirect scale 
in a constantly continuous manner consistently
such as when drawing a perfect circle 
by hand without a compass
for to draw a perfect circle
one must be able to dancingly integrate
the circular branch nature 
of the relatedness of things
even if 
simply related by adjacency or infinity of non sequitur
so as not to distract the focus of the drawing
of a perfect circle
in one
continuous stroke
as a perfect circle
is composed of an infinite number
of mini-chord lengths
each just longer than a point 
while changing direction continuously.

That is the alleged difficulty of drawing a perfect circle 
by hand sans compass
being comfortable enough with planning to be able to be even more
comfortable with the forgetting for getting
within and about to orbit in a naturally moving not-knowing
conscious of the feeling
though again transcending 
the step-off-the-path-never-stepping-off-the-path
of the circular branch
simply having the circular branch integrated 
as dog-eared and well-worn experience

being comfortable enough with planning 
to be able to be even more comfortable with the forgetting 
for getting within and about to orbit 
in a naturally moving not-knowing
living right in the tip of the pencil
tough again transcending the steps of the circular branch
to dance continuously changing direction 
naturally always changing
direction naturally moving
The circle may have no beginning and no end 
once it is drawn 
or drafted
or delineated
or rendered.

While drawing it, though, 
whether with a compass or freehand
infinity naturally dwells 
in the feelingsense of the action
prefiguring the nano-split second uroburos archetype 
to quark in and then embed within the chthonic reaches of it
each and every time a circle is drawn.
Do it long enough 
and simply thinking about your compass will do it.

I can call the Self, Chthonic Numinosity.  
I can call it The Temple in (Wo)Man.
The Temple of (Wo)Man. Neverminding that pedant statement

The first circle was not a circle at all. 
It was an arced freehand line completing itself, 
a curved compass line touching its beginning 
to overlap with seamless segue
where no knowing was required, 
and the very act of lead passing over 
onto its own lead arced-line origins,
formed knowing as the head of the snake as it touch-bit its tail
becoming an archetypal figure
that disappeared just as fast within itself
as it moved inside the line as chthonic heartbeat
full and pure in the unconscious depths Shadow lands,
living as mystery within, a fitting resident for the darkness.

The first circle was not a circle at all
when the inner journey of The Hermit
opened his eyes to unfurl and sail on the mysteries
as he noticed his first steps
and fully engaged the big picture
by focusing so intensely on the detail that time dilated
to be so big and so there 
as to disappear and birth an archetype in the aftershock of the moment
of The Hermit
noticing his feet
meeting The Wheel.

And, another day the serpent within squirmed and twisted over.
The aftershocks of the inner movement twisted the circle,
twisted the circle into infinity,
and the lemniscate was formed.

And, you thought drawing with a compass 
was just going in circles. Ha!
It is why I like Grand Prix F1 over Indy.
I like to do more than turn left all day.
Oh, enjoy that factually fractally faceted circular branch.
And, draw a circle slowly a million times.  
At least take out your compass
and draw several circles slowly 
while fascinating your self with the curved arc
continuously changin direction and especially the place
where the lead touching the paper touches its beginning.

I guess that going to the office 
to draft my own plans for decades actually served a purpose.
I got a single blog out of it. I rather like that.
Hidden within that, though, is a blessing...
the blessing of drawing circles by hand 
and with a compass as a guide
for 3.1 decades. 
This thought was always in there.
This thought was always in there, 
and I was conscious of it every time.
It was in there both consciously and unconsciously 
rattling around in there rattling around 
as my temples flexed knowing something was there
and simply Hermit to Wheel experiencing it...
until today I hadn't written it down.
Strange how deadlines met are met 
yet still take idea-casualties.
Plus, when drawing a circle with a compass,
you don't punctuate the arc while doing so.
Breath does that for you. 
And, there's your rationale 
for me waiting to start punctuating this
until I made drew the circle.
When drawing a circle with a compass,
you don't punctuate the arc while doing so,
until you have, and then you do. It's called dimensioning.
Center location.
Radius dimension.
Angle of arc if not a full circle.
Try it. Be aware of your breath while scribing a circle with a compass. You might want to practice first, though, by patting your head while rubbing your tummy. Have a great one! Scribe ON!

The Circle was born when…

Circle was born for all time timelessly without beginning or end at that point in time hidden in the compass swinging the arc when the curved line touches and lead passes over its own Self lead origins…. at which point in time The Hermit, becoming aware of his steps and seeing his first steps and the familiar surroundings differently, meets The Wheel… at which point in time The Hermit meets The Wheel.

And Hermit to Wheel, 9 to 10, uroburically births an IDENTITY

9 Nines: XVIII Moon ~ IX Hermit

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That’s it for today.  Ciao for now.  Till next time.

Oh, Identity. The uroburos. Let identity be embedded, though don’t let it disappear. I really should come up with a relevant card for this uroburos and identity thingamabobbadoodle… OH!  Silly me.

who you were when you were born, Self, return, identity, bright success in context

who you were when you were born, Self, return, identity, bright success in context

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Weekly Mystereum TarotScopes for August 25th to August 31st

Rather than a featured video this week, I felt to switch it up and give you a 2-card visual story from the Land of Mystereum in a slide show to enhance your Tarot voice and story experience. Contemplate how the Tower ~ Chariot Birth Card pair can each pulse as the heartbeat in the other as you ask…

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“How can each of these cards pulse as the heartbeat of the other to enhance, reinforce, and strengthen your Tarot voice to inform you more fully?”

More about my Tarot Birth Card Heartbeat Exercise can be found here.

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Mystereum TarotScope Allies for Your August 25th to 31st, 2013 Week

In general it’s a big week and an important time in the world with so many Major Arcana appearing in the Scopes. I suggest that this week you read the Scope for the sign before and after yours so that you widen your perceptual reach to better inform your navigation of all the big and important things that will be happening this week.

Leo: July 23 to August 22 ~ Ace of Wands

Shakin'Your Inner Booty scribes a new world, new life, place-making, enthusiasm

Shakin’Your Inner Booty scribes a new world, new life, place-making, enthusiasm

Leo, This week the time is right to plant your sacred staff in the ground and begin the process of establishing a new place.  The High Priest in some ancient cultures would plant his omphallos, his sacred staff, in the ground to locate and orient the placement of new public and/or sacred structures to direct how they faced… Om phallos, lingum of inception conceiving in the Yoniverse of the Earth. This could be breaking ground building a home, pulling the trigger on that key project you have in orbit to get the rubber to meet the road, landing that key client.  This week is all about a single, new energy that is very specific in your life and / or work. Whatever it is, it’s time to place it, and to place it well and with conviction.  Mind your first steps this week as the energies are very attuned to things working only when they get off on the right foot. You may want to do a little Hokey Pokey practicing before you decide which foot goes forward first.  Be fresh and warmed up this week when you set this new gig into play.  When you bang your drum for the first time this week, it’s going to be heard.  So, make sure your timing and placement is spot on for the most effective results.

Virgo: August 23 to September 22 ~ XV The Devil

Comfortabilty with your earthly desires. Mind that the omissions of inhibitions enslave as easily as the tantrums of excess.

Comfortabilty with your earthly desires. Mind that the omissions of inhibitions enslave as easily as the tantrums of excess.

Virgo, This week your comfort levels with earthly desires may go on autopilot as you notice and say hmmmmm to an inhibition of yours that all of a sudden becomes clear. Remember that inhibitions can enslave as easily as excesses, so whenever this sneaky little rat-bastard surfaces pay attention and track it.  You may not need to do anything other than realize its presence below the surface so its trickery does not become conscious as self-sabotage.  Inhibitions are tricky business.  Large doses of laughter can sometimes ramp up the defiance required to confidently out them. Read between the lines this week a bit more than normal as the Devil may truly be in the details for you this week. Playing hide and seek with the sneaky booger this might serve to confuse it enough such that it comes to you openly in a dream and then goes “OOPS” as you will smile that you tricked it into showing up. I don;t suggest spending any direct time on this this week.  Simply keep your senses perked to notice a sneaky inner gig this week while not letting on that you notice it.  Once you’ve seen it in action several times without it knowing, you’ll have that upper hand you need to remove the mobile splinter it truly is.

Libra: September 23 to October 22 ~ XXI The World

complete cycles, expansive, infinite, fractal-facets of all scales in one and one in all

complete cycles, expansive, infinite, fractal-facets of all scales in one and one in all

Libra, .Are you traveling this week?  Are you intrepidly exploring new inner reaches?  This is a great week for travel and inner exploration, one or both, as the energies indicate a portal opening up for you.  Visualize that you are inside an obelisk shaped spaceship.  Look into this card as if you are inside the obelisk looking up.  Note the vanishing point at the top in the center of the looking glass. Where is the wormhole portal of the obelisk-top-window looking glass going to take you this week?  This week let yourself move freely between worlds and places in your life be they inner or outer or Other.  This week you may just find THE powerful ally you’ve been looking for in of all places… the Other Side. Smile as you trust your gut, track with your intuition, and flow freely to places that didn’t exist before that will immediately seem as if they have always been there.

Scorpio: October 23 to November 21 ~ IX The Hermit

Memory illuminating forward, inner light, perspective from experience, silent awareness

Memory illuminating forward, inner light, perspective from experience, silent awareness

Scorpio, This week is ripe to unfurl mysteries and open up to the true depths of your experiences.  Your natural sense of discernment born of years of experience will light your way right through any darkness and trouble.  Make sure you are as sure-footed as possible this week as your stance and posture and balance are going to all be vying for top bill to orchestrate your presence this week and choosing one over the others may serve to throw you off balance.  It’ll be better this week to tune up your stance and posture and balance and then zip up those boots or close the hood and allow them to work for you rather than at you.  The way you carry yourself in total this week will probably upstage anything you have to say.  So, this week be more laconic and brief and let your non-verbals do the talking as you walk the walk.

Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21 ~ X The Wheel

epoch-cycle Om-Libra punning,  cycles, orbits, luck

epoch-cycle Om-Libra punning, cycles, orbits, luck

Sagittarius, This week your life and projects may feel like welcomed snow-melt from the mountaintop flowing to feed a rushing river. Something you signed up for or put in motion several months ago that has been lagging is finally going to come around and have the green light.  Flow right in and hang on,, and also be fluid though don’t go with the flow.  You are in for a big ride, so stay hydrated this week to keep all of your inner and outer senses fluidly working together like the many wheels in a craftsman-made clock. It’s time.  It’s time this week to get that show on the road and navigate the big waters.  Forget about your performance this week and you will perform even more naturally than you normally do.  The new water of you entering your rushing river has traveled well and long to get to you.  This week see your whole life up to this point as your preparation.  “How long did it take you to do that painting?” Rather than 45 minutes or 45 days, ramp up to higher octaves to respond… something like, “My whole life up to that point” is a much better response than the canned answer of how long it took.  How long it took takes it out of context in your life.  Don’t break things down this week.  This week is best for operating on all cylinders at speed and in motion.  Do any tuning and tailoring on the go as you go along.  Racecar drivers don’t change the engine in the middle of the track.  This week stay hydrated and be on the track more than in the pits. Time to race that thang.

Capricorn: December 22 to January 19 ~ 9 of Swords

nearing completions, dynamism moving out of  communication plateau(s)

nearing completions, dynamism moving out of communication plateau(s)

Capricorn, This week you will have the opportunity for dynamic communications that are going to get you going off of any stalled ideas and thoughts that simply have gotten lost in wide expanses of featureless, inner plateaus.  I’d bet this week that you may see just how and where these ideas and thoughts need to be placed as you take time to realize that your inner plateaus were not where to solve them, and that your inner plateaus are more like holding tanks more for keeping the strong swimmers of your ideas and thoughts corralled out in the open. Enjoy the Realize video here by Cobie Caillat.  There may be much more in her lyrics than meets the ear initially.  Take time this week and lead those ideas and thoughts right into where they belong.

Aquarius: January 20 to February 18 ~ 10 of Pentacles

prosperity, close relationships, solid sharing

prosperity, close relationships, solid sharing

Aquarius, You have a pretty full house this week, so keep those humor muscles warmed up to keep everything in stride.  You may feel solidly pulled in lots of directions, though if you re-purpose this reaction this week you may see that all that tugging simply means you have a lot of value to offer that people really really want.  Expand yourself to see things from a higher perspective or larger scale. I’d advise to stay off he high road this week as my metaphysical traffic report indicated it would be rather congested with self-righteous and presumptuous poseurs who are there more because they followed too many inspiring quotes there without following them up with actions.  This week also avoid Conclusion Island as once you jump there it’s dang hard to get back. So, back to your week.  Wear pads.  Wear pads.  Seriously, it’s a full contact week and you want to be the best prepared to be in there fully in contact.  So, wear pads but keep a pinwheel and a yoyo and a frisbee handy.  The pinwheel is for spinning smiles WHILE you stay dead-on serious… and though you can do the same with a spinning yoyo and frisbee… the frisbee and yoyo have multiple uses. You can view this week as a battleground though just as easily see it as a jazzy sandbox.  I suggest the jazzy sandbox as you may really get some goody out of intense situations rather than feeling threatened by them. Don’t wince at dischords this week. Really explore and utilize just why they get to you.  Be the one who can walk across the chalkboard scraping their nails to silence chaos this week.  Each time you do, assign teams to the troublemakers so that you direct their energies back into the tasks at hand. Be the boss who cosmically delegates this week as there is too much solidly in the mix to reasonably do all by yourself.

Pisces: February 19 to March 20 ~ XII The Hanged Man

I give you a place of your own to clearly float fully supported in your mind activating your crown chakra.

I give you a place of your own to clearly float fully supported in your mind activating your crown chakra.

Pisces, Use the depths of your nature to stay afloat in clarity throughout this week. You’ll need a strong sense of being both engaged and detached at the same time this week.  Keep humor near and your wits even closer this week. Things are forming for you in a way like a souffle that shouldn’t be disturbed.  Be on the safe side this week and allow your detachment to suspend you so you don’t get tripped up. Also, a more single-mindedness towards your priorities this week will be well served by not allowing anything to disrupt your focus.  Be firm but stern as your productivity may be magnetic to people, though make sure they know to be spectators so they don’t traipse all over your work with their pesky interruptions.  They may mean well, though you are not a circus side show.  Rather than relegating them to being spectators, task them to support positions… or… uh hem to go do their own work that they are avoiding. Use the depths of your nature to stay afloat in clarity throughout this week while tasking yourself. There is a potential for insight through your work that will be priceless in the coming weeks.  Make sure to be aware enough to sense its resonance.

Aries: March 21 to April 19 ~ 2 of Wands

directed focus of energies chosen, seeing past tricksters and decoys

directed focus of energies chosen, seeing past tricksters and decoys

Aries,  This week steer clear of storms. Things raining down all around you may only serve to deflect you from being aware of what is really in play.  Notice all the delusional moons in the inner night sky on the upper right of the card.  Notice the single moon in they day sky on the left near the middle.  This week don’t perceive many little things as one big thing.  See through the mirages and trickster wannabe fakes.  There is a savante kind of energy in your mix this week, so understand the depths of things presented without requiring exhaustive explanations that can arachnid-style suck them dry of useful substance.  Morale is an important component of effective projects.  This week discern the tenor of attendance in situations be they people or objects or ideas as you steer clear of distracting storms. Whirlwinds are best left to blow by this week as you remember to not get overwhelmed perceiving many little things as one big thing. Go step by step this week and you won’t get swept away by false senses of trendy ways to do things.

Taurus: April 20 to May 20 ~ King of Cups

supportive, inner prosperity, meaningful conversations

supportive, inner prosperity, meaningful conversations

Taurus, This week you have the opportunity to open from your deepest places in complete confidence when you deem to.  Just like a king who will stand and deliver without explaining himself or petitioning others, do just that this week. Express yourself from your deepest reaches with your strongest and most comfortably calm sense of authority. Take things in stride this week as you survey your surroundings and only openly respond when you have formulated a complete position.  Leave the half-baked things to be minded by others in the kitchen so to speak. It’s important this week that your performance is noted for the higher octave it comes from.  Take no chances with that this week.  Make sure you have good venting outlets or release mechanisms like walking or exercise to your liking.  Keep your fresh responsiveness cued up and any reactionary tendencies tamped down this week to put yourself across in the most effective manner.

Gemini: May 21 – June 20 ~ V The Hierophant

established, down-to-earth spirit, wisdom, new spirit, activation... on a bad day is the stubborn and unbending traditionalist

established, down-to-earth spirit, wisdom, new spirit, activation… on a bad day is the stubborn and unbending traditionalist

Gemini, You more than most are probably familiar with bad days bullying people into being stubborn and unbending traditionalists. So, this week table that understanding and use your Ultimate Gemini Communicator status to operate more from the place of your down-to-earth spirit.  This week people who do not have your consummately understanding nature may be flocking to you in complete WTF kinds of questioning ways in regards to things going on in their lives.  Do your part to show them perspectives of the real heart of the matter driving them and their situations rather than allowing them to continue to be bullied by their own flinching reactions.  Show them how they are not really coral so they can begin to stop jet-zipping into their shell at the slightest movement.  You may feel like people you encounter this week have a sort of relationship PTSD, so simply be your glorious and ebullient Gemini self and rub some of that off on them.  Call it your Magic Dust week.  Be mindful that you are giving of your time and experience more than directly of yourself this week so you keep your go-juice tanks topped off and full.  Invite people to come to you this week rather than you seeking them out. 

Cancer: June 21 – July 22 ~ 4 of Wands

joy, surprises, thrills out of the blue, new energies infusing and refreshing established ones

joy, surprises, thrills out of the blue, new energies infusing and refreshing established ones

Cancer, Fresh new energies are flowing in out of the blue in surprising ways this week.  Your established energies will be complemented and refreshed by the new infusions.  Take care to step up and welcome new things this week so they can be directed to enhance your environment in the best ways. Things are more and more being drawn to the magical nucleus that is you, and this week the flow will most likely be stepped up a notch. So, keep your best metaphorical catcher’s mitt handy with an even bigger welcome mat.  Enjoy the influx.  A lot of the wonderful sharing you provide is going to be reciprocated this week.  People may actively seek you out this week, so arrange some blocks of time each day so you can accommodate receiving them graciously rather than with an agitated or hurried sense. Odds are you’ll enjoy their company, and you may benefit from the change of pace when you resume the things you were working in a refreshed way where you’ll be more attuned to recognizing and capitalizing on new opportunities.

Leo: July 23 to August 22 ~ Ace of Wands

new life, place-making, enthusiasm

new life, place-making, enthusiasm

Leo, This week the time is right to plant your sacred staff in the ground and begin the process of establishing a new place.  The High Priest in some ancient cultures would plant his omphallos, his sacred staff, in the ground to locate and orient the placement of new public and/or sacred structures to direct how they faced… Om phallos, lingam of inception conceiving in the Yoniverse of the Earth. This could be breaking ground building a home, pulling the trigger on that key project you have in orbit to get the rubber to meet the road, landing that key client.  This week is all about a single, new energy that is very specific in your life and / or work. Whatever it is, it’s time to place it, and to place it well and with conviction.  Mind your first steps this week as the energies are very attuned to things working only when they get off on the right foot. You may want to do a little Hokey Pokey practicing before you decide which foot goes forward first.  Be fresh and warmed up this week when you set this new gig into play.  When you bang your drum for the first time this week, it’s going to be heard.  So, make sure your timing and placement is spot on for the most effective results.

Best to your Mystereum TarotScope enhancing your week!  Till next time.

And remember, even in a card with no people, there is always one… You looking in through the card portal.

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Tarot Birth Card Heartbeats Exercise

 Enjoy these visual stories from Tarot in the Land of Mystereum in slide shows to enhance your Tarot voice and story experience. Contemplate how each of the cards in each Birth Card grouping pulses as the heartbeat of the other(s).  For example: Ask yourself, “How does each of the Tower ~ Chariot Birth Card pair pulse as the heartbeat in the other?

“How can each of these cards pulse as the heartbeat of the other to enhance, reinforce, and strengthen your Tarot voice to inform you more fully?”

An interesting Tarot exercise is to look at how you feel each Birth Card group does this.  Use your fave deck.  Tarot in the Land of Mystereum image slideshows are provided for the Birth Card groups below for you to meditate on their heartbeats.  This is also a good way to settle more fully into which side of the Justice as VIII and Strength as XI VERSUS Strength as VIII and Justice as XI switcheroo.  VIII Justice and XI Strength is older though that doesn’t make it right.  I place Justice at VIII and Strength at XI as I feel that from an individuation perspective one needs to experience the is-what-it-isness of Justice before one can truly resonate their natural inner (animal) voice at the higher octaves of Strength.  How does your VIII and XI switcheroo garden grow?

1 Ones: XIX Sun ~ X Wheel ~ I Magician

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2 Twos: XX Judgment ~ XI Justice / XI Strength ~ II High Priestess (XI Strength)

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3 Threes: XXI World ~ XII Hanged Man ~ III Empress

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4 Fours: XIII Death ~ IV Emperor

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5 Fives: XIV Temperance ~ V Hierophant

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6 Sixes: XV Devil ~ VI Lovers

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7 Sevens: XVI Tower ~ VII Chariot

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8 Eights: XVII Star ~ VIII Strength / VIII Justice (VIII Justice)

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9 Nines: XVIII Moon ~ IX Hermit

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You looking in through the card portal.

The 9-part Birth Card Series ~ Birth-Placing Identity

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“Adversity does not build character.  It reveals it.” ~ James Lane Allen

“When you’re feeling down, gig your celestial groove and kick your rut not your butt.” ~ Jordan Hoggard

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Weekly Mystereum TarotScopes for August 18th to August 24th

Rather than a featured video this week, I felt to switch it up and give you a 2-card cartoon of a visual story in a slide show to enhance your Tarot voice and story experience. Contemplate how Judgment’s wing furls to become the Queen of Pentacles’ throne and how the Queen of Pentacles’ throne opens up to unfurl as Judgment’s wing as you ask…

“How can each of these cards pulse as the heartbeat of the other to enhance, reinforce, and strengthen your Tarot voice to inform you more fully?”

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Mystereum TarotScope Allies for Your August 18th to 24th, 2013 Week

Leo: July 23 to August 22 ~ 6 of Pentacles

exchange in an epic spiral of giving and receiving, mutual exchange, circular branch or wreath of influence

exchange in an epic spiral of giving and receiving, mutual exchange, circular branch or wreath of influence

Leo, It’s a bright week for epic exchanges that benefit others and are also to your benefit.  In fact if you notice places of depletion look for mis-spent efforts where either you or the other is not fully playing their part. There may simply be small misunderstandings about roles, though make sure they don’t go unchecked and snowball and bully themselves into your priorities by requiring more attention than you have planned to give.  Simply be open and make sure that the source of depletion is corrected and noted in a way that highlights it for a bit so there is no assumption, and that responsible priorities will self-correct themselves as they are coordinated in other areas.  Lead by your example this week AND make sure there is a “track changes” of sorts so the good work you and people are doing this week doesn’t deteriorate simply because things aren’t coordinated.  This week is about the team around you, the assets of team within you, and how they all work together.  This week is about coordination.  Take time to take team pit stops to tune along the way to assure your and the best performance in the most consistent ways… it’ll amp up that Super Leo Shine of yours in almost unimaginable ways.

Virgo: August 23 to September 22 ~ 9 of Cups

spirit, blossoms, blooms, dynamic or intense fulfillment

spirit, blossoms, blooms, dynamic or intense fulfillment

Virgo, Go Go Go. Are you finding new levels of productivity that are outside the norm OR are you simply overdoing it?  Have you turned up the heat to cook OR turned on the fan too near loose paperwork?  This week is really about the dynamic things that fulfill you and how they really oscillate in a weirdly cosmic question and judgment/discernment way where your perspective may be fluidly shifting and as fluidly shifting as completely as binary doing its 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 dance-state-thing in its digital orbit between its two states.  Rather than right and wrong this week with what you are doing, keep doing what you are doing and advance your perspective to be aware of your place in your process as you switcheroo back and forth between your various objects of focus and the speeds that are most natural to productively work with them.  Don’t get all hot and bothered about complimenting yourself. Allow those energies of giving yourself accolades to be directed into setting your work cruise-control or auto-pilot so you can scout around IN your work AS a pilot flying a plane can monitor the plane more than where it is headed for a good amount of the duration of the flight.  Learn about your cruise control this week where different things going on can all be contributory to your experience rather than putting up too many choice speed bumps.  This week more than most… too many questions will cloud the issues at hand. Keep doing what you are doing as and take the opportunity to tailor and form a clearer perspective as you get more comfortable doing what you are doing.  This week be much more like….  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.  You don’t hear them saying 1-2-3  4 cha  cha… as they are … more comfortable in the dance. Open up to your process this way this week.

Libra: September 23 to October 22 ~ 3 of Cups

satisfaction, heart's desire, expressions, celebration

satisfaction, heart’s desire, expressions, celebration

Libra, Celebrations are at hand this week as things you have had in play and out of play are cycling around to be in your life in a more both-and way rather than an either-or way. It seems you’ve found an inner higher octave very recently that strengthens your wits, your flexibility, your fluidity, your sense of humor, and mostly strengthens you making sure that things around you are contributing to the best mix for you.  Really take stock this week of who is pouring the best emotional mixtures into your life versus who is leaking poison into the system whether they are aware of it or not.  Take care to do some self-maintenance this week so that you are aware what is brought into your mix from the various cups pouring into your life.  Rather than take notes, maybe try the “only who and what I remember without having to try to remember” game.  It’s a fun one as people who are lying or aren’t sure or are posturing do not usually have statements with an emotional load, so their statements are usually A LOAD and you have to TRY to remember them.  Statements and experiences where people are fully present are usually signatured with great emotional content where they can even become indelible without even trying to remember them.  Note which is which this week, and let the unemotional fakery fall off like chaff from wheat.  This week is mostly about really getting a smile around the wheat and substance that is already in your life.

Scorpio: October 23 to November 21 ~ 10 of Swords

anguish, release, essence revealed

anguish, release, essence revealed

Scorpio, You’ve come a long way, Baby! Everything should start looking better from here and I’d bet that recent adversities have not built your character. I bet that recent adversities have revealed your character to you in a more natural way through and through.  Take it easy this week, so that what brought you to this place doesn’t re-hydrate and rear up its head(s) again. Take it easy this week Scorp for the new way you see things no may begin to put things in place in ways you’ve never seen before. A new pair of shoes you find amazing may fit the new way you walk better… literally and figuratively and metaphorically.  You’ve come a long way, Baby!  No time to stop now, huh?

Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21 ~ XVI The Tower

big change, world altering, emancipating, hang on after letting go!

big change, world altering, emancipating, hang on after letting go!

Sagittarius, Well well after your long and arduous… dare I say Death March where you barely flinched, have you learned the depth of your wits?  Have you learned where tenacity and patience are weaknesses where you begin to more and more carry more and more to the point of carrying too much.  That last straw didn’t break the camel’s back.  That last straw simply arrived just past the tipping point.  Use that last straw’s just-past-the-tipping-point energy this week as you begin to engage your whole, big picture by focusing in on the details driving the brand new environment in your work and personal life.  Some smoke and rubble may still need to clear, and you may need to blow out some smoke and clear some rubble on your own to fully engage where you are.  This week engage life like The Phoenix in first resurrecting-from-the-ashes breaths and movements. You’re probably still in the fire, though the ashes are presenting themselves for your rise. Details this week Sag, details.  They are the key and portal to your new, big picture.

Capricorn: December 22 to January 19 ~ IX The Hermit

Memory illuminating forward, inner light, perspective from experience, silent awareness

Memory illuminating forward, inner light, perspective from experience, silent awareness

Capricorn, What’s really in that cave of yours that keeps you methodically coming back time after time?  Inquiring minds want to know.  And, you certainly have an inquiring mind.  Use this week to experientially take stock of your inner reaches.  It may take some Herculean efforts for you to put down your notepad and pencils and research to show your work and all you know, though I bet this week it’ll be just what the doctor ordered… well, at least the one out of 10 that might agree with me.  Experience you life in ACTION and OBSERVANCE this week.  Be your OWN powerful witness and note things to yourself rather than taking notes.  There is a lot of powerfully goody for you this week if you will take time to participate more and not be the by-default Secretary of your situations.  People want to hear you from your unfolding-the-mysteries cave.  Speak from there.  Act from there.  You can always return to your tomes and oblique reference books.  I bet, though, when you return to them next week, you may even cogitate a clearinghouse to donate them to someone who can use them.  I’d bet that if your books were flies and you the spider, every single word may have already been sucked dry.  So, use the nourishment of those words and concepts that you may have all but murdered in your extensive research and copious note-taking.  Actively use the nourishment of those words this week so that they gave their meaning to infuse your good cause.  Put them to use.  Otherwise you may begin to experience word-constipation and glut.  There’s only so much the gas tank can take until you need to use it for performance.  Guess what?  I hear they’ll make more.  This week, turn the key and use what you’ve absorbed in ways directly to your benefit.

Aquarius: January 20 to February 18 ~ Queen of Swords

shrewdness, exact statements, clear opinions, takes no guff

shrewdness, exact statements, clear opinions, takes no guff

Aquarius, Ahhhh, you are certainly the on to be able to see right through BS and lies right as they were happening.  This week, though, rather than negotiating all those insta-observations like orange cones in a slalom, take some of them on with your wit born of your experience. It seems this week you can serve yourself well to move some of them around or outright vaporize them to more fully tune and tailor the track of your life.  This week take on the things you usually let pass by.  This week is not about confrontation, though your conflict resolution skills may be perked and at the ready to make some serious progress by stepping outside your priorities to address things that are like flak bursting in the air around you.  There may be some treasure in those storms that you can glean from the surprises of actually addressing them.  I bet that this week the things outside of your direct focus have much more to say than the ones directly in your accustomed focus.  I don’t suggest to think outside the box as that’s getting a bit charged as a cliche.  This week look at your assumptions.  Take some issue with and transcend statements like, The sky’s the limit.”  Heck, look up!  It’s right there.  Think into space and beyond.  This week is ripe for you to glean things that are just right for you that others ma feel are over the horizon, outside the rational focus, beyond the frontier. Heck, crossing a chasm in a single step is no leap of faith when you simply up your scale to the giant you are.  This week things aren’t going to be so relative for you.  Take those giant steps this week.  I’d bet that what feels normal and natural to you will stun others… and infuse what you are working on with fresh new perspectives.

Pisces: February 19 to March 20 ~ VII The Chariot

harmony and agility at speed, think integrated opposites in lieu of duality, exchange engaging from the side

harmony and agility at speed, think integrated opposites in lieu of duality, exchange engaging from the side

Pisces, Oh YEAH!, you are go go GOING!  Feeling like you are firing on all cylinders though with a calm that simply feels natural to you? Good, good, and GREAT!  Simply keep doing what you are doing this week.  Don’t let this short Scope leave you to feel like less attention is being paid to you here this week.  Au contraire.  This week, your giddy up and go that you’ve been giddy up and going will be engaged almost as if from the side.  This week I bet there is going to be some reinforcing sync coupling up with you like a Chariot syncing up with you to engage from the side that amps your energies and basically creates a mid-air re-fueling of sorts.  Simply be mindful that when you are synced up with and engaged from the side, or obliquely, you can do your part to adjust the pace and direction to facilitate the engagement.  This week is about how you come together with your allies whether they be long-term and trusted and/or new and visionary and mesh-match synchromeshing with your efforts.  So, I guess this isn’t the shortest Scope, though for you, there is more than meets the eye this week to ramp up what you are doing.  Engage it or them in synchronizing ways.  What and who you are already working on and with may already may be more amplified when you double your big picture by aligning with new allies.  You may be diversifying by doing so this week, though you are certainly increasing your lands so to speak this week.  Set some spaces into your regular schedule this week so that you have proper and respectfully complete places to engage with supporting figures and allied fields.  You may be about to be on point soon, so getting more eggs in your basket that aren’t all in one basket this week will be to your ultimate benefit.  Guess you are the Ever-Ready Bunny sync-er this week as your Scope keeps going and going and going… Use that energy this week.  You’ve certainly made room for it by implication, huh?

Aries: March 21 to April 19 ~ King of Wands

complete energies, acting in the moment, charismatic, strongly developed presence

complete energies, acting in the moment, charismatic, strongly developed presence

Aries, You are the highlighted sign this week.  Bask and bathe and relish in and work it!  Your energies are up to the task this week.  Whether you’ve been hanging back in some ???WTF is going on way way or consistently penning your efforts forward, this week is for you to stand and deliver.  Your actions are ripe with your energy and will definitely be heard and seen and felt, most likely even beyond your direct sphere of influence.  I don’t advise to focus on things outside your direct sphere this week.  Let go and surrender and be comfortable with the not-knowing of that while also directly doing the same within your sphere(s) of influence as you let go and stand and deliver.  Your time is here to step up in ways that make your higher octaves look like natural and normal gigs… because they are.  You are King this week.  No-one will press you too far to explain yourself or substantiate your actions, and if they do, I bet you have all the facts and experiences and tools to quickly bat the flies of distraction to stay your course.  Stand and deliver this week letting your energies fully infuse your actions.  

Taurus: April 20 to May 20 ~ 6 of Cups

adjustments, balanced feelings, sharing

adjustments, balanced feelings, sharing

Taurus, OOPS.  This week any bull-headedness you have is going to have to budge.  Well, that’s not true, though you are going to need to engage in more of an epic and reciprocal way where you being in charge is waaaayyyyy outside any considerations you make.  If you ARE really that strong, then you can be gentle, too, like a Silverback Gorilla or a cutey of a 600 lb tiger asleep on its back.  Your sense of actually believing what your commands are will come into play this week.  This week will not be about concession or compromise.  This week is about you coming to the table in ways only you are able.  If you stick to your tried and true ways of getting things done and getting people to do things, you will disappointed waaaaayyyyy before the week ends.  If you up your game to be more inclusive, though, you may find that you have more true allies who respect you than you know this week.

Gemini: May 21 – June 20 ~ XX Judgment

patience, respect, renewal, resurrection, feeling unseen seeds cracking underground

patience, respect, renewal, resurrection, feeling unseen seeds cracking underground

Gemini, This week you have fully resurrected.  On to new things, huh?, with the onsets of sprouts of things anew. Make sure to give yourself the credit of how much you have done and accomplished this week.  You Da Bom would be well to be your mantra this week.  Yours will in fact BE the shortest Scope. This week simply do your Gemini-Ultimate-Communicator best to provide yourself some rest and relief.  You have some uber-big gigs coming up.  Rest and rejuvenate this week.  It’s not that you deserve it, more-so that you will find new and creative ways of rejuvenation this week that you can juice up into the mix in the coming weeks.  Rest and rejuvenate this week, Gemini.  Your alleged distance this week will serve your long-term, rockin’ this-is-this M.O.

Cancer: June 21 – July 22 ~ 10 of Wands

balanced courage, agility, grace, tenacity

balanced courage, agility, grace, tenacity

Cancer, You’ve carried it quite long enough, huh?  This week is time to show your strong balance.  Heck, in other versions of this card the dude is carrying almost too much, though of course he is carrying it all and more than holding it all together… he is also pushing forward, Take your higher octaves this week and use them.  You can certainly carry more than others, issue statements like, “Ok, let’s run and see who drops first.”  Your practiced and trained endurance gives you the opportunity to move past the obvious this week.  Forget the negative aspects of your endurance gigging you to be able to run linger.  Forget that your patience basically makes it possible to “Ghandhi someone out.”  Forget remembering this week.  This week is all about your Cirque du Soleil strong balance performing things in ways only YOU can.  Don’t get lost in HOW you come across this week.  This week, come across!  You’ve made a long journey, and if you don’t simply own up to how WELL you work your process as a natural component, you run the risk of dispensing with everything before at the expense of how it informs your wits and performance in this new place you have come to.  This week, simply perform so others can experience.  The inspiration you provide may seem basic to you, though be stellar in inspiring ways to others.  Own up to your anti-hysterical bias this week in ways that inspire others.  Your track record is worth more than gold.  Melt yourself across the board to make those sacred objects that promote your legacy.  Others are going to be very interested in you this week.  Work that!  The early warning system of the vanity of your Ego in the natural way you duck things by good sense to keep your sculpted face looking rockin’ will serve as MORE than a lesson to people.  Tell your stories this week.  This week is a time where you are not so much in control… This week is a time when you are in the experiential driver’s seat.  This week will be a platform to show how well you travel… and ultimately, inspire others to travel through their process as beautifully indelicately with grace as you have.  Pardon the selflessness in your Scope this week, though you really really really have something to offer to others that they will… you might say… FINALLY… listen to.  Mind that you were methodical, and that your grace of perspective never held yourself hostage.  People will listen to you this week.  Mind that your strong balance speaks to their best needs for the long haul.

Best to your Mystereum TarotScope enhancing your week!  Till next time.

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today… ’cause the past was once the future, and today will soon be too!

And, even in a card with no people, there is always one… You looking in through the card portal.

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Weekly Mystereum TarotScopes for August 11th to August 17th

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Mystereum TarotScope Allies for Your August 11th to 17th, 2013 Week

Leo: July 23 to August 22 ~ 7 of Pentacles

quiet watchfulness, pause, higher sight within an above

quiet watchfulness, pause, higher sight within an above

Leo, This week you may experience a feeling of seeing things from a higher perspective as if the depths of situations are seen and experienced from above.  There may be initial feelings of disconnect with your surroundings, though this may simply be due to this perspective being new and vastly different from your norm. If your norm is to see things from a vantage point of high sight, enjoy that being taken up an octave or two further.  This will be a great week to plan things and schedule setting them into motion as you have a very complete perspective right in front of your eyes. Use this week to get all your life-pieces set up on your playing board.  Re-setting things to re-start or launch them will serve you well in the coming weeks.

Virgo: August 23 to September 22 ~ 6 of Cups

adjustments, balanced feelings, sharing

adjustments, balanced feelings, sharing

Virgo, Have you been chalking up fulfilling cup after cup lately? Well, it’s time to celebrate a bit with the family and friends who fill your cup most. New things are afoot, so make sure to have plenty of chalk to chalk up more cups cup after cup as the come up over the coming weeks.  This is a great week to experience your own personal sense of organization so that all the things coming up in the coming weeks fill your tanks and don’t create clutter or impediments to drain your earnings. This week is kind of like having young kids. The toys needn;t always all make it back to the box, though find those few Legos in your situation that trip you up with a big OWWWW in the night. Simply be aware of things like that so your sense of autopilot doesn’t get tripped up this week. Keep chalking up those things that fill you up this week. They don’t seem like short-term winnings. This week note which new chalk-up gigs have real potential for you to recognize, receive, create, and develop opportunities regularly.

Libra: September 23 to October 22 ~ 4 of Swords

fruition, communication in motion, though as a moving target

fruition, communication in motion, though as a moving target

Libra, This week has the go go go kind of communication energies all over it for you. Take care to take the time to complete each conversation to your standards without being hurried or rushed.  This week may feel like the Class 5 Rapids of Communication, though keep that back paddle down in the water so your speed and steering are present.  Don’t get carried away by sensationalism this week, and certainly don’t fall prey to too many things being up in the air.  It’s a great week to learn how to juggle as an active meditation that is also a metaphor for how smoothly you are graceful under multiple pressures. I would even to suggest to learn to juggle with 3 different size and color objects to even push the metaphor and meditation further so that you heighten your awareness of which one is in your hand and occupying your direct focus as they do.  Hold on and keep up this week.  Pay particular attention to staying hydrated this week so you can clearly feed your mind with all of the things going around in your mix.

Scorpio: October 23 to November 21 ~ Knight of Wands

unfamiliar energies in action, awakening, incorporating energies on the move

unfamiliar energies in action, awakening, incorporating energies on the move

Scorpio, This week reinforces the beautiful qualities of use of things. Cracks. Wrinkles. Tarnish. Rather than hard-to-mend damage look at the quality of use of how things live and tell their story in their environment. Do you have a fave brass doorknob or handle that is all almost black except for the loving areas where it is used and gleams bright gold there?  This week find those things that have been in your life for the long haul.  Their stories may inform you even more of how the new things in your life are coming into their own qualities of use.  You’ve come a ling way, Baby.  Bathe in the nourishment of the energies of the stories in your life this week.  Call this week a week of Energetic Calgon, though rather than taking you away, this week may enhance how much more present you are and increase your clarity of how you open up when you come to the table.

Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21 ~ 9 of Pentacles

overlaps, finery, naturalized, established dynamism

overlaps, finery, naturalized, established dynamism

Sagittarius, There’s a solid and established dynamism in the mix this week.  Your ability to juggle things almost as if they never leave your fingertips will be even more pronounced this week.  Keep your shortcuts and how you share and play with things in clear focus this week, though let it resonate from within as the secret dna in the structure of your actions and responses that it in fact is.  Open up and perform without worry this week.  You have an interplay present in the naturally solid identity of how YOU do things, and it is even more enhanced and evident this week.  Shine on crazy diamond.  This is your week to sparkle.  Plus, people like OOH SHINY things.  This week you are certainly OOH SHINY.  Use that. It’s not that you deserve it, it’s that your natural state just tends to be that way.  Allow yourself to know that one of your primary services is to allow people to back in the light.  You more than most are aware of how effectively people begin to engage in their life when they can juice up from being around playful experts. Do your thing this week and simply be thankful in general for the brightness of your interplay that inspires people.  Don’t wrestle with your ego this week or you may notice that your head is too big to get through the door, and don’t fret if you bump into things.  Simply find alternate entries and exits with bigger doors as you are going to be “walking bigger” this week as Native Americans say.  So, walk bigger.  Your established light will be quite a blessing to others this week.  Allow your ego to play its natural role this week… the role of the ego being your sentinel and adviser… and, mind heartily if it plays its vanity gig telling you to DUCK!  Your ego is an ally to keep you looking good and not get blind-sided. The ego is rarely about egomania.  Egomania is formed by a whole different ball of wax.  Experiment with viewing your ego as the flame on a candle. When functioning properly your ego can clearly display even the most subtle motions going on in your room / environment.

Capricorn: December 22 to January 19 ~ I The Magician

first spark, intense focus, inception, shooting stars of the psyche

first spark, intense focus, inception, shooting stars of the psyche

Capricorn, This week your ability to intensely focus is going to start paying off in magical ways.  You’ve probably been a bit frustrated as of late with the return on your investment of your time, though this week you may well realize that someone has been treating themselves to watching you to make sure you’re the real deal.  Keep up your focus this week and make sure to complete several things that you can launch in relatively rapid succession… relatively rapid may be one each day over the course of several days. Let the things you put out there resonate without making undue interference patterns by grouping things too close together.  Allow your influence to make a wider reach before you plop the next thing in your rockin’ pond of ideas and activities. This week make time to consciously get out and about and spend time with others. Hoarding your magic at home is no way to respect the gravitas of the things you are doing. Allow play to enliven your work this week.

Aquarius: January 20 to February 18 ~ VI The Lovers

vitality, reciprocation, powerful witness, mindbodybeautiful exchange, relating intensities

vitality, reciprocation, powerful witness, mindbodybeautiful exchange, relating intensities

Aquarius, This week is a great one for coming together with vibrant people and things that reciprocally resonate through and through.  Be attuned to the vibrant vitality embedded in the joinery between things this week. It is more about how you come together rather than if and when. Being attuned to how you come together with things this week will serve to reinforce and strengthen your connection with them.  Make sure that listening isn’t waiting to talk this week.  Fully and wholly mindbodybeautifully listen this week wherever you are.  Your responses will be best formed AFTER listening segues into a pause where the ball is back over the net to you.  No matter how thick the scene, be quiet enough within so that you can hear. You may surprise yourself and others with how strongly you are able to reach out and listen and clearly engage this week. Mind your surprise like opening presents… usually a great thing.

Pisces: February 19 to March 20 ~ Queen of Cups

emotional and intuitive harmony, discerning feelings clearly, hidden depths seen

emotional and intuitive harmony, discerning feelings clearly, hidden depths seen

Pisces, This week expand out of your cup.  Expand beyond the limitations of what makes you feel full and content.  This week there is a grand opportunity to give quite a nod to your emotional clothes.  Make sure your emotional clothes fit and complement your actions.  In fact I would suggest to fully come out of your shell so a new one can form that is more integrated with the new you that has been molting over quite a long time.  Take care of yourself to the point of pampering yourself so that being exposed isn’t a feeling that comes into the mix.  Know your strengths and trust them to the degree of them allowing your to be gentle, and safe doing so.  Visualize yourself as a tiger cutely napping with that oh-so-rubbable belly… though of course be smart enough not to reach in.  If you can be this tiger this week, odds are that others will also mind not to intrude where they are not welcome.  This week you may even find that your boundaries are so naturally in place that the cup-armor that has shaped your fulfillment has actually been integrated in your life as health.  Tigers don’t wear armor.  This week be strong enough to be gentle.

Aries: March 21 to April 19 ~ Page of Pentacles

Magician in his thoughts or sky top left along with The Hierophant and Chariot, magical spirit solidly on the move, grounded enthusiasm

Magician in his thoughts or sky top left along with The Hierophant and Chariot, magical spirit solidly on the move, grounded enthusiasm

Aries, This week you may feel yourself to be quite the magical, down-to-earth spirit on the move.  Let it course through your veins.  Allow it to tattoo the heart of your motions.  This week expect quite a lively set of things to solidly permeate your days, and don’t be the least bit surprised if you have quite a wild set of big dreams when you sleep.  This week allow things to play out before you jump in and interpret and judge and discern.  This week is not about one-hit wonders.  The album of your life feels tracking and playing out track by track right before your eyes as YOU lay down the tracks.  Pay special mind to only respond to things that enhance you this week.  Keep in mind that if you stop to address every barking dog along the way, you’ll forget where you were even going, or watch those whooshing sounds of deadlines passing you right by.  You’re up and on stage this week and you have quite a cosmic, support crew.  Allow that support to course through your veins and infuse your every action with your own, personal brand of zeal this week.

Taurus: April 20 to May 20 ~ Queen of Pentacles

practical, down to earth nourishing, exquisitely natural environment

practical, down to earth nourishing, exquisitely natural environment

Taurus, This week mind that only exquisite things are added to your mix, and make sure to freshen up the existing exquisite things you keep around.  It is all about how your environment affects you this week, so make sure to take care to remove things that don’t belong so you do your part to affect the influences that are going to affect you.  You certainly won’t be in a vacuum this week, and things that don’t fit will be noted and highlighted and dealt with accordingly.  So, it’s really in your hands to do your part to preclude anything you’d rather not have happen happening.  Survey your surroundings with the care of a Master Gardener, and promptly remove and dispense with anything large or small that doesn’t belong this week.  This week is all about everything being just so and in its proper place, or looking grand where ever it temporarily is or is placed.  The curtain has been drawn up and your warm-up is no longer part of your performance.  Be the naturally regal you that you are this week.

Gemini: May 21 – June 20 ~ 6 of Pentacles

exchange in an epic spiral of giving and receiving, mutual exchange, circular branch or wreath of influence

exchange in an epic spiral of giving and receiving, mutual exchange, circular branch or wreath of influence

Gemini, Epic spirals of giving and receiving are in the air for you this week.  Relish and bathe and bask in all the blessings you feel welcome to give and graciously receive.  You might want to keep a list as next week may be filled up with more Thank You Notes than you can imagine.  I’ll leave you with that little bit of enthusiastic suspense as a blessing for your week.  Thanks for being there, and you’re welcome to receive more than you can even imagine this week.

Cancer: June 21 – July 22 ~ XX Judgment

patience, respect, renewal, resurrection, feeling unseen seeds cracking underground

patience, respect, renewal, resurrection, feeling unseen seeds cracking underground

Cancer, The fun and hard work of what feels like a whole era or epoch has cycled through to a close, and you are off into exploring and looking to discover the new sprouts of volunteer perennials resurrecting themselves Phoenix-style into your life to expand and naturalize like Aspen Trees do after a Doug Fir and Spruce population has been decimated.  Keep an eye to how new your forest can be this week.  Take care too not trample on new starters and volunteers and sprouts.  Your whole mix has ripened to birth itself anew.  Watch for the signs this week of things that spontaneously come up that you may have never seen before… like those little purple flowers that grow after long periods of dormancy when their is trauma to the soil.  New things are being stirred up in your pot this week.  Enjoy the variety as you transition into what may even be a new way of life.  And, I’d bet that you may have already cleared life-customs and be standing right in it.

Best to your Mystereum TarotScope enhancing your week!  Till next time.

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today… ’cause the past was once the future, and today will be too!

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The 9-Part Birth-Placing Identity with Tarot Series

Tarot in the Land of Mystereum suggests…

Birth and incorporate your discoveries using your down-to-earth-spirit to brace your natural voice against.  Rise up with your strong balance with your celestial groove incorporated!

Energize the heart of the matter, explore your core with Tarot Birth Cards!

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1  XIX Sun ~ X Wheel ~ I Magician

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2  XX Judgment ~ XI Justice ~ II High Priestess

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3  XXI World ~ III Empress ~ XII Hanged Man

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4  XIII Death ~ IV Emperor

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5  XIV Temperance ~ V Hierophant

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6  XV Devil ~ VI Lovers

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7  XVI Tower ~ VII Chariot

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8  XVII Star ~ VIII Strength

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9  XVIII Moon ~ IX Hermit

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The Tarot School has a Birth Card Calculator where you can enter your birth date to determine your Tarot Birth Cards.

Having fun calculating your Birth Cards yourself:

Or, have fun adding your birth month + birthday + birth year until they reduce to a number that is 21 or less (21 Major Arcana cards + the 22nd as The Fool not included)
Example: December 4, 1967 = 12 + 4 + 1967 = Add 12 and 4 to equal 16, and then add 16 to 1967 = 1983. Then make 1983 = 1 + 9 + 8 + 3 = 21. 21 is XXI The World card.  And, then 21 = 2 + 1 = 3 which equals III The Empress.  So, the Birth Cards for this date are World ~ Empress.
 

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12 + 4 = 16 and 16 = 1 + 6 = 7, and 1967 = 1 + 9 + 6 + 7 =23, and 2 + 3 = 5 added back to the 7 .from 16… 5 + 7 = 12 = XII The Hanged Man, so the Birth Cards = Hanged Man ~ Empress.
Note: XXI or 21 The World. 2 + 1 = 3.  XII or 12 The Hanged Man. 1 + 2 = 3.  And, III or 3 The Empress = 3.
World ~ Empress Birth Card combo.  Hanged Man ~ Empress Birth Card combo

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SUN ~ WHEEL ~ MAGICIAN
JUDGMENT ~ JUSTICE ~ HIGH PRIESTESS
JUDGMENT ~ STRENGTH ~ HIGH PRIESTESS
THE WORLD ~ THE HANGED MAN ~ THE EMPRESS
TEMPERANCE ~ HIEROPHANT
THE DEVIL ~ THE LOVERS
THE TOWER ~ THE CHARIOT
THE STAR ~ STRENGTH
THE STAR ~ JUSTICE
THE MOON ~ THE HERMIT

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Weekly Mystereum TarotScopes for August 4th to August 10th

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Mystereum TarotScope Allies for Your August 3rd to 10th, 2013 Week

Leo: July 23 to August 22 ~ 2 of Swords

decision time, balanced opposites in ideas, upcoming decisions, mirrored thoughts, focusing to think and see in a new way

decision time, balanced opposites in ideas, upcoming decisions, mirrored thoughts, focusing to think and see in a new way

Leo, This week is about finding your center to see familiar things differently and make critical decisions even when the skies of your world are stormy. Like the golden pillar seen differently, seen as actually being blue when it is the object of your focus, cut in to your own thinking to dance differently with your ideas and thoughts. This week is about seeing familiar things differently so that the blind spots of your expectations move away like the mirages they are so that, seeing familiar things differently, you can make crucial decisions at speed from within the fray that stick.

Virgo: August 23 to September 22 ~ II The High Priestess

techne, making, putting together fully, giving form to the formless, Inner Guardian

techne, making, putting together fully, giving form to the formless, Inner Guardian

Virgo, It is all about giving form to the formless for you this week. What idea or project or endeavoUr have you had on the back burner that you can bring more into focus and make real? This week is your week to bring another force of your work into the forces you already have marshalled. Feel your work or your endeavoUrs as fields of forces and allow the formerly back-burnered component to resonate the ripples of its influence into your current works. Its full influence may not be felt for several weeks, though bringing it to the fore across this week will serve to enliven your mix this week in powerful Priestess ways by opening you up to give form to something that has been patiently waiting around in relative formlessness. It may be as simple as letting the underdog project hop on base and hit a home run. Knock it out of the park a couple of times this week with this newcomer to your mix to both bring forth and express its brilliance and as well give a well-deserved rest to your current primary endaevoUrs.

Libra: September 23 to October 22 ~ Knight of Wands

unfamiliar energies in action, awakening, incorporating energies on the move

unfamiliar energies in action, awakening, incorporating energies on the move

Libra, This week is like the cracked house on the card. Maybe your house is feeling a bit cracked. It is suggested, though not to view this cracking as hard to mend damage. View this cracking as an awakening crack-hatching into your life to re-invigorate your sense of home anew. Like a Knight, incorporate your newly awakened or discovered energies on the move. This could indicate a move, and just as much may indicate a re-homing, reinvigorating your current home in place without moving to another place at all. Allow this Knight of Wands to inform you by incorporating your energies on the move at speed rather than tossing the baby out with the bath water so to speak. Visualize a new fave flower bursting forth in your favorite place in your garden. Be that new flower this week with the busy bees around you expanding your reach with this fresh, new sense of home.

Scorpio: October 23 to November 21 ~ 5 of Swords

missing middles, lost grasp, careful reassessments, subtle movements

missing middles, lost grasp, careful reassessments, subtle movements

Scorpio, This week look for missing middles. Look for the missing middles of things you used to have a solid grasp on yet now are assuming you do.  Take stock to re-tie the shoes of your efforts so you don;t get tripped up by all the chaos in your mix this week. It is suggested to pay serious attention to the air traffic control of how you direct the communications around you while piloting from a centered place. Pilot from the emptiness, from the eye of the storm of missing middles.  Odds are that rather than berating yourself for losing your grasp of some things in your mix you will have more success this week by operating IN the storm though from places of little or no resistance.  Find your own eye in the storm this week and do your thinking from there. Odds are you will see the chaos as weather simply washing through. When it’s stormy this week, share an umbrella. When it’s sunny, invite a friend. The things that are missing in your life have a great and specific place in your life this week. Mind that the place they need to live may be subtle and appear in an empty place. Explore your own emptiness in that place this week. Call this week your echo chamber sandbox. Great things can come from hearing just how it is your ideas really come across.

Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21 ~ 3 of Swords

mental refraction, distorted thoughts, taking care with yourself by moving slowly

mental refraction, distorted thoughts, taking care with yourself by moving slowly

Sagittarius, This week is a grand time to find just that glass hook of what really irritates you. Once you discover what it is, simply pull it out and toss it without care or explanation.  Don;t reason with your irritants this week as you will only rehydrate them to inflame you further. Notice things that just a bit off like seeing a bent twig in water. As you know, it is not really bent.  The water simply refracts what you see. Visualize the water with this twig as your mental state and the bent twig as that thing that really gets your goat. Slowly withdraw the bent twig from the water, notice the twig for what it is, and with a big exhale, forget it and toss it. Forgetting is for getting this week as it will make more room for the good stuff. You need to find that thing that irritates you first.  Once you do find this irritant, though, take care to remove it slowly so it doesn’t further interact with the things around it. Exhale. And, forgetting it, toss it. It may sound like a teeny gig to occupy a whole week, though you will thank yourself in the coming weeks if you do. It is a lot like an arrow being shot from a long distance that is off 1/10th of a degree. At a short distance the arrow might still hit the bullseye.  At longer distances, though, it will come nowhere even near the target. Mind that 1/10 of a degree as a requirement for the aims you have set in your goals.  Re-calibrating your aim by finding and removing this irritant this week, will make for more dead-on accuracy in the coming weeks. It as well may be as simple as making sure your work space is pristine clean so minor distractions aren’t always catching your eye when you are in the heat of ficus.

Capricorn: December 22 to January 19 ~ I The Magician

first-sparks, intense focus, inception, creation

first-sparks, intense focus, inception, creation

Capricorn, This week is about gigging your groove with some new sparks, some new flashes of insight as to what is really precluding your magic.  You may need a welder’s helmet of sorts this week, or you may need to see you own shooting stars within you. Visualize the night sky as a big bowl upside down that stays full, as a Black Crucible of the Magician. Where are the shooting stars you see in your sky? Near a planet? Near a certain constellation. Magically steal the night sky’s free influence and apply that planet and/or planets and/or constellation and/or constellation’s influence or influences.  Entertain how the stories behind these celestial, night sky gigs can inform your work.  You may not be at as much of an impasse as you feel.  You may still have a hard time asking people for help or assistance in regards to your situation, though the sky certainly won’t refuse you or make mention of the fact that you looked to it for an guidance overlay to unstick and inform and more actively activate your current situation so that you can affect more solid engagement with the things you are doing or trying to do.  Ask the sky around a shooting star for help this week by simply noting where IT shot right through. This week the story of your night sky is ripe to be vibrantly mixed into your daily activities. 

Aquarius: January 20 to February 18 ~ 8 of Swords

note the Shadow Hand, noticing and releasing false beliefs, expectations as chaff from wheat cascading away

note the Shadow Hand, noticing and releasing false beliefs, expectations as chaff from wheat cascading away

Aquarius, This week look for the elephant in your room.  Odds are you are on a mental plateau of sorts, and your ability to see things more clearly for what they are is enhanced. See past things as they are, though, to become aware of something in your scene that is almost so big and so there that you are missing it like the dark lavender Shadow Hand in the 8 of Swords card image above.  Things you expect may be clouding your vision. Take the time this week to feel into places where you are mentally wandering as if you are on an Inner Plateau. Use your so-big-and-so-there findings to reset your scene accordingly to more fully incorporate them. This week the elephant in your room may be in need of some peanuts, so, if you take care to find it, you can include it as an engaged ally where it takes care of your thinking at larger scales. Finding this elephant in your room may transfer some of the load of things weighing you down. Discover your Inner Pachyderm this week, and use it as an ally to carry the extra weight so you are freed up to move with more effortlessness. You may find that in doing so, delegating the heavy tasks to aspects of yourself that are more fitting to carry them, the seemingly unending mental plateau you are on may transform into an expansive place of self-discovery where you can shake your Inner Booty more freely.

Pisces: February 19 to March 20 ~ 8 of Cups

inner motions, settled, full, head coming out of the clouds

inner motions, settled, full, head coming out of the clouds

Pisces, This week you have come heads and shoulders out of the mental clouds that have seemed to haunt you from your past.  You made it!  Odds are you probably already know this, though this week take moving forward without being stifled by those things a step further. The smoke and clouds in your mind are clearing wonderfully to reveal the lush and green and fertile new person that is you. It feels that you have many fulfilling things right in front of you that are all varied and all becoming familiar as to the wondrous multitude of things you have brought into your life and that have arrived in your life from staying your course fully.  Notice the variety of things you find satisfying this week. Are they all over the place though not in the least bit chaotic?  Enjoy your happy variety this week. It’s not that you deserve them.  It goes way beyond that as you know.  Fulfillment is at hand across the board.  Visualize this week as a gourmet, multi-course tasting. You just may find this week that you begin to make pairings and put things together in altogether new mixes of ways.

Aries: March 21 to April 19 ~ XVIII The Moon

vision, genius, poetry, madness, inspiring light from unseen sources

vision, genius, poetry, madness, inspiring light from unseen sources

Aries, What a stunning and stellar week you have!  Inspiring light from unseen sources may shine to bend from over your horizon and highlight the fullness of You and all you have been doing.  Much like some talent scout who by serendipity is having dinner at a place at the same time you are gigging as a musician there. Imagine that the scout almost forgets to eat as they just soak up your resonance and probably then come to from their knocked-unconscious enjoyment of your music and story to start tap tap tapping making several key calls. They may leave without saying anything as they build a surprise for you at an upcoming gig. They may rush your stage, without tackling you of course… one would hope.  This week, though, simply keep being your charming and mesmerizing self and bathe in the amplified light that shines on you. Mark this week in your calendar to come back to soon and later.  Great things are coming full term for you with the work you love to do.  Shine fully this week with your natural glow.  This week you may experience a heightening of your reach like an amplifier upping the ante of an acoustic guitar..

Taurus: April 20 to May 20 ~ Knight of Pentacles

consistent, steady, and diligent while incorporating things on the move

consistent, steady, and diligent while incorporating things on the move

Taurus, You’ve come a long way utilizing the same vehicles for quite a while now. Like horse-riding through a tight mountain pass where you step off the horse and lead you both through the pass single file, you may need to step your efforts down a notch. This is not to indicate to turn down your intensity. This week dial yourself into a new and slower pace where you and what you are riding so to speak are more evidently a well-oiled team working a slower and more intensely aware pace rather than working so directly as one. Move to divide and conquer from within this week.  This week you have intense allies that you can put to use in different ways than you have put them to use before.  Use the time this week to undo struggle by responding to the evident conditions around you more according to their limitations. Take it upon yourself this week to see the power of limits.  See how the power of limits serve to more clearly express the defining aspects of the identity of each thing you are working with and how they best negotiate the terrain of your path.  Call it rearranging the cowboy. Step off and give your horse a walking rest so to speak so you both can move more freely and respond more effectively wise in time in the moment across the week.

Gemini: May 21 – June 20 ~ 8 of Wands

up in the air in a positive way like moonbeams, energy across a plateau like field sports

up in the air in a positive way like moonbeams, energy across a plateau like field sports

Gemini, Be patient this week and enjoy all the new energies cascading around you like moonbeams that are always up in the air in a positive way.  Some things may in fact be up in the air this week, though it’s not a week to reach and grope and tug and grab to pull them down.  You may feel like you don;t have any control this week. So be it. Treat yourself to a week that plays out like a movie, and all you need to do is be very present and sit back and enjoy. Don;t go all oompaloompa amoeba lazy in a lack of form and relax out of the scene. Visualize how you watch movies, and treat yourself to your own fave seat in the theatre of your week. You’re a Gemini, which may safely say you have pretty much zero issues with communication.  Use that ability from an engaging in experiencing perspective this week rather than being up on stage.  Don’t hang back.  Simply settle into your groove, and enjoy the ride of a week as a movie. Of course you may have to reach out and touch it here and there to keep it to your standards. 😉

Cancer: June 21 – July 22 ~ 9 of Cups

spirit, blossoms, blooms, dynamic or intense fulfillment

spirit, blossoms, blooms, dynamic or intense fulfillment

Cancer, This week is all about partying like it’s 1999 with things that bring you joy. There is a dynamism present that pretty much may make you feel even more larger than life than normal.  Work it. Own it. This is really your week. You understand full well how the pace needs some solid sprints to juice it up every once in a while and this is your week to turn up the volume on your projects and personal life. When people say, “Everything in moderation”, it is not wholly a statement of prudence and being abstemious. Everything in moderation… that also includes moderation. I’m not indicating to flame out and slam into the wall in a ball of over-doing it fire. Simply step it up to unyoke and step on it this week. This week is all about using the solid momentum you’ve established and further launching out fro there as now there is less resistance to your expanding role. Visualize a booster rocket on the space shuttle that gets the heavy weight up into space and is then left behind so the space shuttle can step on it with less resistance and inertia as it is already traveling thousands of miles an hour. This week is all about discerning the next stage of various things in your life. Look for those aspects in your life this week that can now be amped up to launch forward further.  This is a week that is about putting your A-team driver in the seat, You.  The other drivers of your how-you-got-to-this-wonderfully-warmed-up-and-ready-to-go place have warmed up the vehicles supporting your efforts so you can now perform at the highest echelons of your limits with little to no resistance.  Do please mind the wall, though.  No-one warmed them up, so if you get all hootin’ n hollerin’ at your top speeds, odds are you will meet them head on.  Stay on the track this week though with a more intense focus that directly amplifies your ability to truly perform without holding back. Ayrton Senna comes to mind for you this week.  Be the One With The Gold Helmet this week. And, as I mentioned, stay on the track and don’t meet the wall head on. Walls have a tendency to do very heartbreaking things to the steering column. Keep it on the track this week, though go for some rockin’ performances.

Best to your Mystereum TarotScope enhancing your week!  Till next time.

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today… ’cause the past was once the future, and today will be too!

And, even in a card with no people, there is always one… You looking in through the card portal.

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“Adversity does not build character.  It reveals it.” ~ James Lane Allen

“When you’re feeling down, gig your celestial groove and kick your rut not your butt.” ~ Jordan Hoggard

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TarotBlogHop ~ Lammas ~ Tender’s Wisdom

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The previous stop on this Lammas BlogHop adventure is Stella T’arot’s US Games’ blog

The next stop on this Lammas BlogHop adventure is Joanna Ash’s bright SunGoddess Tarot blog.

Welcome to the Lammas TarotBlogHop

… where we have this great group of TarotBlogHoppers working, playing, interpreting, and / or dancing the the topic of Tarot coupled with the question, “What can I share from my table to enrich my community?”

First Off, One Expression of Lammas is…

The remembrance of place in the protection of the barn as a symbol of abundant storage with a sacred loaf baked with care and attention from the first harvest, and broken into four with each quarter gifted to each of the barn’s four corners. I tend to play with shapes, so I might need to do that, though sneak-bake another loaf or two to sacredly quarter and gift to the additional corners… Please don’t think Zodiac Barn.  ;-)…. errr, and so I don’t allegedly modernize your Lammas rituals or skew the good history of Lammas… well, not right off the bat at least…

Here’s a Bit Of General Lammas info for You from Wikipedia: (that I will so graciously edit in blue in parentheses in context as making bread is a process and needs to be minded.  And, though I feel the patient awareness of kneading the dough is wonderful now, it also gives me a chuckle to think back to my Dad’s “breadmaking” when I was young and bring it into now… as I tend to edit the cookbook of life so to speak with how I work though the DAYum discipline of the ritual is fortunately ALWAYS there… where the warm-up is absolutely necessary and as well not part of the baked golden performance of bread when the curtain of the oven opens.  [paragraph] Heck, in my book nothing is sacred that you can’t laugh with.  There may be Silence in ritual, though ritual is no shhhhh of a library in my house… uh hem… delegating the kneading of the 1st batch of bread to the kiddo. SOMEbody other than me was certainly laughing.  Back then the task was SO lost on me… though I certainly had no idle hands. Thankful for that now, the kneading, the incessant kneading which seemed to outlast Sisyphus though somehow served to burn out incessant needing.  All alone in the kitchen kneading that first batch my mind would wander while remaining in an intensely focused kneading autopilot.  Not too fast.  Not too slow.  And, we always kneaded together on the second and third batches. On Holidays my Dad made about 25 loaves.  Rockin’ Moroccan Anise Bread!  Hearty and tasty stuff!  I guess the real selflessness was that ANY of it actually left the house.  Though, he would drive around with 8 or so loaves each afternoon making rounds over several days with each fresh batch. He would make rounds and socialize gifting fresh, rockin’ Moroccan Anise bread.  It’s like the bread went to the four corners of the city… and also to a farm or two beyond the city limits.)

“In some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, August 1 is Lammas Day (Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas, “loaf-mass”), the festival of the wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring to church (I’ll substitute “sacred place of gathering”) a loaf made from the new crop, (remove comma and keep kneading) which began to be harvested at Lammastide. The loaf was blessed, and in Anglo-Saxon England it might be employed afterwards to work magic. (Uhh, awkward transition that at first begs for a new paragraph and then… “Keep kneading kid, it’s good for you. Oh, and think about magic and discipline while you are kneading the dough, and how you can best switch gears and extend your thought with paragraphs to enhance their flow.  But, mostly only think about kneading the dough. If you stop, it won’t rise right.  We’ll be back shortly and we’ll check your progress. Gotta go out and get some more yeast. You washed your hands, right?”  Hmmm, I always wondered why they didn’t fully prepare with enough ingredients beforehand?  I smile now at their date-afternoon yeast errands.) A book of Anglo-Saxon charms directed that the lammas bread be broken into four bits, (remove comma… dang my hands are getting tired. WHEN are they going to be back??!)) which were to be placed at the four corners of the barn, (comma, kneading kneading. What do I do when my nose itches?) to protect the garnered grain. (uhhh, left field grinding gears.  Use the clutch next time.  Don’t knead too fast.) In many parts of England, (no comma after prepositional phrase required. I hope they get back soon as I’ll develop Superman grip if I do this much longer. OH, STRONG HANDS!!!, I am making BREAD OF THE GODS!… uh hem… they’re not back yet.  Focus.  Knead.  Keep kneading) tenants were bound to present freshly harvested wheat to their landlords on or before the first day of August. In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, where it is referred to regularly, it is called “the feast of first fruits”. The blessing of first fruits was performed annually in both the Eastern and Western Churches on the first or the sixth of August.”

Welcome now as the chaff of the warm-up and kneading comes off from the wheat of the process in the wind.

Welcome now as the Lammas kneading warm-up leaves, leaves toward loaves, where the warm-up is not part of the performance, and where warm and fresh is just amazing.

Welcome.

Let’s break some sacred bread together for the corners,

each friend themself a corner.

Welcome

to my iteration of the TarotBlogHop Lammas theme:

Our theme is: ~ “What can I share from my table to enrich my community?” ~ 

established, down-to-earth spirit, wisdom, new spirit, activation

established, down-to-earth spirit, wisdom, new spirit, activation

 

I Offer from My Table

I offer a poem from The Hierophant in Tarot in the Land of Mystereum (Schiffer, 2010) as the eye of a storm and center of the 5’s to express the natural and developed tool on my table that is my anti-hysterical bias, the beautiful curse born of grace under pressure kneaded and risen and baked into my soul from way too many deadlines over decades.  Heck, a bomb might go off and amidst the chaos, and I’ll most probably respond with, “DANG! I forgot my lunch today.”, and then calmly and directly address air traffic control from the eye of the storm as I pilot amidst the chaos to another completion… pilot knowing that the center doesn’t actually always occur in the middle.

I Offer from my table a poem I wrote this year for Lammas

As I thought about the Hierophant as a Silverback, I composed a poem for Lammas as my enriching gift to you and yours from my table to spread as you will.  May this bread gifted below be baked golden and quartered and gifted to your friends to protect the four barn corners of your life.  As I think of the Silverback as The Hierophant, I wonder, I knead the idea.  And, as I wonder… wondering, kneading… I wonder wondering if the tender topics in life are the most natural like dough. I wonder wondering if the tender topics are best kept tender where they feel to touch Nature itself in their naturally tender way where their adversity never builds their character… where their adversity reveals it… And, tender topics may simply knead their lives as a beautifully personal oven continually revealing their character.

A gift of a poem for you for Lammas.  

Here is the sustenance of “Tender’s Wisdom”, a poem from my table gifted to you to quarter and protect your corners.  The Silverback Hierophant’s got your back, so DIG IN AND ENJOY with you and yours!  … I have errands to go do, rounds to make.

Tender’s Wisdom

Wisdom expressed is best
with its soft curls and wisps
never cut too short or made to be brittle
by giving in to the reactionary arachnid
of conversation and reaction that bleeds things empty.
Naturally expressed wisdom,
talents honed and developed into secure abilities,
embraces wisdom in life itself wise in time in the moment
as it dispenses with futile searches for Truth.
Naturally expressed wisdom
embraces one’s own fluid fluency
fully becoming aware that Truth is not to be trusted to philosophers,
fully becoming aware that we are all similar and each unique,
and that the full Songs of Experience of Life and Love are Truth,
as Truth is born of a full life mixed up and kneaded over years
to rise up to continually be baked golden.
There feels to be a fluid fluency in the Truth of tender things,
a fluid fluency as much as coral zips back into its shell for protection,
at the same time as much the integrated armor
of a cute, ole, 600-pound tiger napping on its back
strong enough to be able to be gentle.
The Hierophant on a bad day may be the stubborn, unbending traditionalist,
though The Hierophant as Silverback has a welcoming, down-to-earth spirit
having brought spirit down to the earth long ago,
has a natural tenderness present
coupled with the strength of unflinching wits to support you.
The Hierophant,
continually baked golden and repeatedly kneaded and risen by decades under fire,
is present in those you know who live in continually evolving awareness
of their own Truth as they compassionately protect all four corners.
The Hierophant,
is present in those you know to be unflinchingly tender
while strong enough to be gentle without bluster.
The Hierophant,
continually baked golden by decades under fire,
bearing the naturally integrated armor of coral as his wits,
is strong enough to be gentle,
strong enough to be gentle.

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The previous stop on this Lammas BlogHop adventure is Stella T’arot’s US Games’ blog

The next stop on this Lammas BlogHop adventure is Joanna Ash’s bright SunGoddess Tarot blog.

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“Adversity does not build character.  It reveals it.” ~ James Lane Allen

“Even in a card with no people, there’s still always one…You look in through the portal.” ~ Jordan Hoggard

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