Your August 7th, 2020 SI, and the Moon in Aries through the weekend until Sunday 3:50p EST when it goes Void of Course to emerge at 9:28p EST in Taurus. Enjoy your Aries Weekend!!
Serendipity Itineraries is a post series is about sharing my weekly blog field trips, my eExperiences, so that maybe you find some new people who you resonate with, to enjoy and/or follow, and/or simply have a mini-library of places to visit when you feel that cool compulsion to expand your experience.
I notice that on the blogs I resonate with, I often also resonate with who they resonate with. Not always, there’s of course a case by case discernment present. Though, it’s more often than not. Enough to have Given form to these weekly Serendipity Itineraries.
Hey, some say not to toot your own horn. What?! That’s absurd. Somebody’s gotta start the band. Please post a link to your blog in the comments to add to the Serendipity Itinerary fun. It’ll make out sandbox community bigger. Thanks in advance for tooting your own horn to promote yourself.
Your Tarot Birth Cards for 8/8/2020
*Note that Justice is more often than not X! In the Major Arcana, 11, = 1 + ! = 2. There is an ongoing discussion about the placement of Justice and Strength at Keys 8 and 11. So, Here’s a Strength image if you roll that way.
What are Your Tarot Birth Cards?
Click to find your Tarot Birth Cards here at the Tarot School in NYC. Ruth Ann & Wald Amberstone have a great set of offerings and info, in addition to just being rockin’ people who run The Tarot School in NYC!
And, if you want to explore Tarot Birth Cards more, please visit my 9-Part Birth-Placing Identity Series.
It’s a #2 day today, so here are a pair of 2-themed videos:
The Mystereum Tarot Moment, 2 of Pentacles
1 min 1 sec AND The Family of the Twos Clocking in at 2 min 23 sec.
There’s a whole world in 61 seconds, or 1 min 1 sec = 1 + 1 = 2. ad-libbed here in a single take. That’s not bragging. I warmed with a great bike ride up the hill to the video shoot several miles away. Cleared out my breath, smiled and looked about a bit. Then, hopped in the cockpit in front of my Producer’s ‘putter, and simply put in a post a pole position lap time. That’s it. Not bragging. It’s simply a stat. Enjoy. How do YOU roll when it matters?
What can you do for your own pole position self in just over a minute? Please comment if you feel to, though more so, I suggest to put your phone on record, and give it a try. You may be surprised what happens when you’re on the spot, on the stage, running up and down through your gears and through the chicanes and turns of YOU expressing yourself. Can you put yourself on your own stage and hit the gas?
Not a challenge or a competition or ego-tooting my horn in any more than to start the band, then the Band/Team comes in, huh? No need to do your 1 min 1 second in one take — or heck, beat me… do in in 1 min flat. Simply a question, a suggested exercise. What can you do in 60 seconds to further and actionably build foundations under your dreams? What does YOUR 60-second gig look like? Try it. Take your notes on yourself FROM your recording. Then, Take 2 if you see areas for improvement, or other directions you feel more resonant to take.
Study YOURSELF. Literally, study yourself. Record yourself for 60 seconds… or there-around. Please don’t take the time as Gospel. Make your Gospel. Hear the sacredness of YOUR voice. Revise as required until you get tingles… from YOUR own voice.
Look out the window. Go outside and look IN the window… of yourself. What does your home look like from outside the window? Prepare with the notes you take from your 56 seconds. Take a deep breath and… GO! Just record yourself on your phone for 56 seconds and then transcribe it… or delete it. The delete option is the ultimate edit button. 🙂 You may find it just keeps expanding when you start to transcribe it.
Try the 1-minute-ish exercise. Why 1 minute? Good question. The number is arbitrary. That’s just around what this video took with no splicers or edits in a single take. On this one, it was a single take on the 1st take. Not on all my vids. And, I don’t find that to be a meaningful stat. It’s simply a stat. I’d much rather drive the car the way it was made to be driven so to speak. Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes excellence.
Practice won’t even keep you from slamming into the wall when you over-downshift and lose the back end for just a split-second-long-enough to drive you to step deep into the tach while you’ve already slid out the rear end to overtake you And SLAM CRASH Right into the wall. Use your roll cage, people. Odds are, you don’t have to ask for as much permission as you do. That what roll cages are for, right? What practice will do, though, what BITCh will do — Butt In The Chair — is…. well, try it. Over time, you’ll see. That’s a silver platter there for you. Now, can you fill it with your faves?
What’s YOUR short time? What’s YOUR lap time for a single pass? Your call. Will you give it a try? Comment please if your care to share.
Here we go!
Serendipity Itinerary forAugust 8th
Onto the wild beyond around the rocks in the wonderful Flow of rapids in the excellent blogs below. I’ve started treating the music section below differently. Instead of taking it down right from Shuffle on Sonos, as that took TOO long even if I only transcribed one day’s worth, I’m going to cherry pick for you to cherry pick from. Some weeks one, some weeks more. Simply depends — sounds like an add for diapers lol.
OOPS!!!! DAYUM!!!! DAFUQ JUST HAPPENED?!! A SPEEDBump, A WALL???!!! NOPE. What was that Bumpidity Bump HAPPY-PLACE-STOP I just felt!!!! WooHOO, that was a lightning strike of JOY!!!!!!!!!!
Not really. Though, it was certainly a Posterity Lineage Legacy moment of JOY this week as I opened the box that I heard about on Tuesday from my publisher that I received late Friday and opened… A Big Ole Lightning Strike Lit Up My Posterity-Legacy-Lineage this week, so, I’ll put myself on your Serendipity Itinerary this week. 🙂 Please click to explore one of my proudest moments.
Serendipity Itinerary Sites
Laleh Chini ~ A Voice From Iran. Check and inspect your expectations at the door. The storytelling, short stories, fables, and folk tales will… well, you’ll see. I recently received her book and am looking forward to posting a review in the near future. I’m still adjusting to being this busy again, and I’m not going to rush out a review of Laleh’s wonderful work. I’m currently immersed in reading Climbing Over Grit, and without spoilers I can indefatigably express… YES!!!! A more robust review is coming soon, and I so look forward to dial into those words. Mini-review here.
Lizrose93 ~ elizabeth rose psychic and tarot. This post with the image of the painting with Echo and Narcissus + Liz’s mention of the Phoenix catalyzed me to forget the story for getting The gift of telling it differently. Visit her site for the Astrology, though don’t be surprised when you receive a larger takeaway than what you came for. I received a retelling from myself of a story that brought it into modern discussions.
Holly Troy ~ Cosmic Holly. musings of a psychedelic punk rock renaissance yogini and late-blooming athlete. Perennial Gemini in bloom. Naturalized. Excellent garden with music, too! Creative voice in multiple formats. Tarot. Astrology. Music. Writing. Life. Is she a Polymath, having multiple areas of expertise? Go see. She also has a session series entitled Co-Creating With the Cosmos that I recommend.
Karen Sealey ~ The Pure & Blessed Tarot. ~ Riding the cusp between imagination and reality. The Discarded Oracle is coming to life! Check it out on Pinterest! And, other rockin’ ramblings and Rantras and musings with no pulled punches, and lots of exquisite surprises along the way. THIS is a site to watch.
Bonnie Hubly ~ Watercolors on Pinterest. Full and robust and full of feeling with fluid fluency and flow in execution. Majestic Watercolors. Organic placements, artful scenes. Gorgeous.
Trini Lind ~ Paths of the Spirit. Create a path of Light with your Life. Wonderful perspective. Deceptively simple drawings that I find magically evocative. No one trick pony here.
Ian Bryant ~ Tarot Sushi. A place for all things Tarot and More! Excellent and clear and depthful writing voice with full-on proetic substance. Creative writing steeped in poetry, nourishing soul food for imagination and creative expression. And, I’m honored Ian is using my Tarot in the Land of Mystereum deck and 192-page companion book as a creative writing prompter.
House of Ari. Sharing a personal exploration of gender in Sweden. Up front and honest and insightful as the experience and process of this self-induced rite of passage unfolds. I respect when people swim in their own crucible to discern and come to a more resonant relationship with themselves. It can be swimming in magma at times, though isn’t that how crystals and geodes are made? Clarity and creativity and actionable feel often come out of strong Soul Gardening such as Ari’s. I look forward to where this exploration leads.
Dawn Lhamo ~ Whole Person Wellness Coaching. Coaching, Senryu, Thought. Variety is the spice of life, and put together like a great cook, spices are even better. Try a taste of how Dawn puts things together on her site.
Alan Houston Cree ~ Cree Solutions. A veteran turned author – Genre: Espionage. Check out Alan’s new novel in progress, and he has a solid exploration track though his interests. Substance explored. Resonates with my reasons can be wholly unreasonable. There is a Serendipity Itinerary of sorts provided as he follows where his interests takes hem, actionably. Excellent metaphor and analogy for like regardless of topic agreement or not. Check out his site for some serendipity specific to the work he is producing.
Ritish Sharma ~ Aspiring Blog, Weekly Wisdom. Another great blog posting serendipitously about things in the world that interest him. Diverse and varied. Cherry-pick your next field trip from this wonderful buffet of posts.
Jiji, Life in Copenhagen ~ Life in Copenhagen, Denmark, after moving during Covid-19. Wonderfully well-written pieces about the experience of place. Well worth a visit! Jiji has a knack for describing place that is alive.
Mandy Froehlich ~ Divergent EDU. Leadership, Innovation and Divergent Teaching | Mandy Froehlich. Administering perspectives on mental health to foster healthy well-being. This is truly a site where knowledge IS power. Not pedantic. Not corrective. Shame doesn’t exist here. Experience and powerful perspectives of listening live here. Mandy’s site is as enjoyable as it is informative. Self Help may want to watch out, as Mandy is playing the resonant chords to own what you feel, and actionably work with that wise in time.
Sandra ~ Into the Light Adventures. By Sandra Js Photography – Make the rest of your life the best of your life.
cocinaitaly ~ Elganspo, comida italiana. Hungry? Hungry for edible beauty, aesthetic eats? Exquisite is a word. Edibly exquisite is two words. Grab a friend, and go experience this. What will your words be afterwards?
Hailletrimbolie ~ Empowered Educator. It feels like she has listened to Moira and her internal sense of time and timing to start her blog. Good stuff there just in the listening to one’s own rhythms and messages. Enjoy Haille’s garden as it grows, becomes perennial, and naturalizes. I for one am looking forward to see where she takes her adventure.
Scott Spillman ~ The Point Magazine. New article, Charismatic Models.(My words follow, these are not Scott’s or the Magazine’s) I loathe politics as the great irony of our time, maybe any time when people who are not personally sovereign can be ruled simply by the sniff of a suggestion. More often than not I find politics in any age to provide a comprehensive, compendium anthology of the best you-can-talk-a-good-game-but-cannot-box-wimpy-see-through-always-superficial-with-zero-substance-hipocrisy people. This, is not that..
Joy Vernon ~ Completely Joyous. Tarot & Reiki. Bookmarked for this week as there’s an ICANN issue pending. I’ve been there. I hate it when that periodic email required to confirm your URL ownership with ICANN for your website gets buried and lost. I’ll most likely have an operable link here next week if not before.
Benebell Wen ~ author + reader. Such a wonderful discipline of the ritual in Benebelle’s actioanable and exploratory process of deck creation of her 3rd edition of SKT. Check out Benebelle’s site. She is an engaged and informed artist fully immersed Actively in The Work and also in the not-knowing, and building value when she emerges her creations.
Robert Ruiz ~ Robert Ruiz Art. Robert Ruiz is an artist from Brownsville, TX, who is also a Master of Fine Art Candidate at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley with Bachelors of Fine Art, concentration in Drawing and New Media, from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also currently the Art Director at the Carlotta Petrina Museum and Artist liaison for the City of Brownsville Mural Program. Check out his work.
Banter Republic ~ Gottfried. It’s just banter. Banter, comedy, humor, lifestyle, Living. He might even ask you if a period can be italicized. Be entertained and engaged. No hidden Oz behind the curtain here.
Theresa, Soul Gatherings ~ Spiritual Moments in the Human Experience. Wonderful quotes and perspective here. A great daily.
Gabriela M. ~ Short Prose Fiction. Author of the Year (2019) at Spillword Press NYC. You can swim in these words. Take a dip.
Keith’s SecondVoice ~ African Poetry. I found Keith’s work last week. He liked a comment I made on another’s blog, don’t remember which as I clicked right through to his site. Wonderfully powerful, muscular language full of grit and flow and resonance and well-played metaphor that is apt and expressive and clear.
Carsten Wieland ~ Brushpark Watercolors ~ Aquarelle und Zeichnungen von Carsten Wieland. Power in color and fluid forms here. Please visit this wonderfully powerful feast for the eyes and process expressed with watercolors.
Roadtirement – Traveling and retired. This couple and their experiences and travels and family… just make me smile. Real and robust for being themselves. Plus, they’re gardeners. What ever could go wrong? Great sense of humor and wonderful outlook on life. Woo Hoo shout-out to the Roadtirement Etsy shop! Check it out.
Tutu’s edible logic ~ Food makes sense. Exquisite and intelligent and nourishing and informative.
Wander the Lines ~ Step into my reading life. Looking for a new book to read? Stop in here for a treat and a great perspective.
Delusional Bubble ~ Life is a bubble, Make it as delusional as possible. Travel the world. I feel Rick Steves is cool, and he’s also not the only game in town.
Joanne Sprott ~ Cosmic Whispers. Let’s Walk the Spiral Path Together. Poetry, depthful thought, and generally all things Joanne = things that matter and have substance and are important and/or are simply interesting.
Learn Tarot: Naima Healer ~ Self-Healing through the Present Moment. Wonderful work with a just as wonderful Hoo Doo deck. Naima has just started out blogging, and I firmly feel she started out on just the right foot. Sensitive, sensible with wit and wisdom not disconnected from lineage. She may have just started blogging, though she’s no novice Reader.
Bonnie Cehovet ~ Flash Fiction. Author. Tarot. Consummate Reviewer. Want a solid story? Bonnie’ll get your there. Bonnie has a way about only working with things she resonates with. She doesn’t do negative reviews, understands that that is a waste of her blessings and value. I beyond resonate with and respect that. What’s the point of non-things? CHeck out good things here.
Croque-Melpomene ~ Author of Within Paravent Walls. Pentalingual Idealist. Writer of psycho-corporeal Poetry. Creator of Croque-Melpomene & Les Femmes de la Décadence. Chthonic Numinosity, depth with no fear of addressing behemoth-level emotional topics through her poetry and evolved wonderment and continual curiosity. She runs deep, and takes the proper gear to do so… herself. I see a chthonic numinosity in her poetry that is akin to night and day stained glass. Well worth the visit. Powerful. Intense. Heartfelt. I advise to bring tissues for all the right reasons.
Saania2086 ~ Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun! If P, then Q. If you want good sense, then go here to see what dynamic mind dish is being served up today.
Charlescearl’s Weblog ~ Musings on fascinating things. Important and fascinating things well said. Charles not only thinks things through, he lives them through. You can feel it in his writing. Don’t go for the writing. Go for experience you will remember. Indelible is a word, and a good one with Charles’ weblog.
Jane Lurie Photography ~ powerful, evocative freeze-frames of architectural images that are definitely not secretly active. These images live out loud! They are refined. And they are as natural as they are refined, like an exquisitely cut emerald or sapphire or ruby kind of refined. There’s nothing hidden in the rough here. These beauties have some pipes in their visual voice.
Timothy Price ~ Off Center & Not Even. Is variety the spice of life? Go here and see! The photography is magnificent.
Mary K. Greer’s Tarot Blog ~ Tarot helps you meet whatever comes in the best possible way. Mary matters. Professionally. As a person. As an author. Mary matters. Sweet and direct and courageous and inventive and FUN. Oh, she was a wicked cool sense of humor. Many deep wells feed Mary’s work. Warning: Immersion here may lead to ablution.
Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud ~ Beguiling pearls of wit, wisdom, and whimsy-with attitude. I’m not going to add more words to that. If that doesn’t grab you… A Princess is simply a Queen not yet sitting..
Dr. Eric Perry ~ Psychology to Motivate | Inspire | Uplift. Wonderfully full and relevant and engaged Psychology articles with clarity of voice. I full-on dig when things are as robust as they are clear, especially when directly dealing with intensities. This site, is certainly that.
The Dihedral ~ More than just climbing. A lot more. And, climbing is a lot in itself. Read a new route today at The Dihedral. Dammit! No, not wormsign. Worse. The covert Covid-19 struck again. Visit The Dihedral for a seriously wicked and wonderfully solid attitude of Not Wasting Trouble.
Cristian Mihai ~ Professional Blogger. Sense & Sensibility meets the info age? He’s not afraid to say it, whatever he says. No walking on eggshells here, well, unless he starts making compost for the garden. Excellent tips for bloggers and thinkers and feelers.
Susi Bocks ~ I Write Her. My words for Susi’s writing go something like this. You talk a good game, Dood, but can you (Susi) Bocks? Concise might even be too long a word. The consistency of depth here is… well, I have a deep respect for how much she does with so little and its never sparse. Muscular and powerful language. I’d call her the Bruce Lee of words.
The Alchemist’s Studio ~ Raku, vessels, Alchemy in action. Pottery with heart and soul PLUS some PUNitive humor to boot. Don’t miss the Hens! Another place of great perspective.
Enjoy the DNA of our Solar System as it moves along its 230-million year orbit around our Milky Way galaxy. Credit to A.T. Mann for sending me this years back when he was a guest on my Inner State Highways internet TV show. Hmmm, I miss doing that. Well, I might want to do something about that…
This is such a cool creation about the larger creation we live our own orbits within.
Helix and DNA strands anyone? There’s such a wonderful Who let the dogs out? Us, our world and solar system itself in orbit.
& This Week’s SI Music & Video Is simply ONE… It came on Shuffle several times this week… and… COOL-E-O! Love it every time! Jes… Motorcycle… Bring it on …. As The Rush Comes. If ever there was an anthem about creativity… THIS is it… or of course, le petite morte.
and, in the studio
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