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Give meaningful gifts this holiday with Tarot readings to friends and family via an eGift digital card. A gift reading delights because it is personal and brings surprises and insights. What better gift than to learn more about oneself? Readings can be done at your location in Taos, by zoom, or at my John Dunn Plaza table weather permitting.
From my Astro perspective eclipses are Faded Events. What are Faded Events? There is somewhat of a strobe light quality where time feels to speed up, though nothing, or very little, is missed in the interstice, those little voids of the spaces between. Interestingly, time feels to speed up in Faded Events, though in actuality I see it as slowing down. Slowing down to sync with the everything of what is happening such that one actually experiences the synapses, too, the space between the notes. And, I see the interstice, the space between the notes, or better the Psychic Synapse as 50% of each neural act. The neuron loads, fires leap-of-faith-style across the synapse. The unseen in the void is 50% of the heart of the matter, and may very well BE the heart of the matter. Then, the neural leap lands on the next neuron, and a connection is made. Then, the unseen heart of the matter from the Unconscious, from the synapse AS the heart of the matter is one-third of the whole deal.
Back to the Eclipse
Back to the Eclipse. With the Eclipse conjunct Uranus in Taurus the status quo opens up, may even tectonically explode with Uranus being the Shaker-Upper. The gloves may be on, though the mask or persona is off. The natural Nature, whatever it is, emerges. Period. You may be surprised. Maybe even terrified at the newness, may even feel blind-sided by it. Though, almost for certain, you will birth something new within that has a Must Urge to be brought into your external reality.
There are lots of butterfly-emerging-from-the-chrysalis indications. Lots of birth metaphors are present in the Eclipse in Taurus. The High Priestess, herself the temple AND that which is within the temple, may be a wondrous ally. Think and feel Pallas~Athena, aka Minerva nestling into your life under Astraea. They are the ultimate strategists. They tend to make Mars’ warring tendencies look like he is playing Tiddly Winks or checkers to their 3-level chess. Use this to make your actions more robust. Use this to discern value by making sure that whatever the heart of the matter is for you is rolled in as the driver for the actions you choose to take, or that occur to you. Being present and unthreatened without explanation are keys here.
Humpty Dumpty comes to mind. And, what will you do with what emerges after any given fall? And, more importantly, how will you facilitate the birth, the post-fall discovery? Humpy Dumpty fell from the wall, though isn’t that where the story really begins? What happens afterwards? What do you make happen? And/or, what simply happens?
Take Care with Uranus Present in the Mix
Take care with creative births in your life today and tomorrow and through the coming week. Odds are, they will stick around to be drivers in the next several years of your life and work. If you work with them like a gardener adjusts the walking path for special, new sprouts from naturalized perennials, you may very well reap wonders in your life in the coming days, weeks, months, and years.
There is a naturalized perennial quality to this Uranian Eclipse in Taurus.
Back to the Births of the Eclipse
~ Do you see the head of your creation crowning? Excellent! Proceed. Don’t waste trouble, and complete the newnesses into being.
~ Is the placenta wrapped around the neck of your new birth? Well, take care to untangle that thing with zeal and haste, though sync with just the right speed as you do. Play well in the sandbox with Uranus to induce the Water Bearer Magician of Aquarius. Nod in your magic as you literally pull the water out of thin air. Literally, be The Magician who pulls water out of thin air. Aquarius is the Water Bearer, though astrologically, it is an Air sign. Dial into the Both~And of that Aquarius quality with Air and Water. Nourish both the breath of life and water of life. Also, take care not to get overwhelmed by FICP. Functionally-Interrelated-Component-Part. There is complexity present. Though, navigate as you mind all the parts as they are interdependent. A change in one will affect a change in another. I suggest to take a nod to this thought: when you move, when you act, inside or out, be aware that when you shift focus you might also change scale. Roll with that.
~ Is your birth breach? Well, stay in there. It’s not birthed until it’s birthed. And, it’s most likely important to complete the birth process. Allow expectations to unfold and reconfigure your priorities. Stay in there and work to bring this new birth into life. The Operating Room may be messy, though your creative birth may thank you both soon and also long from now.
So, What’s Going to Happen with the Eclipse?
With the Eclipse, all in all be your own OB-GYN for your creativity, for your life. And/or be your own Birth Doula to stay in there and assure your births nourish Your Life, Your Way. Respect new ways to develop your growth as newly influenced by what comes into being. You may not know what it is until it’s born. Can you simply, with the Uranian concept of reasons being unreasonable, birth whatever is, and then nurture it into its own robust Nature to inform you differently?
Here’s a Double-Image, Visual Eclipse Story
Here are two images I find resonant with this Eclipse and being comfortable with the beautiful Uranian not-knowing. How do these two visual stories play along in the truth of your birth(s) beyond expectation(s)? How can you incorporate the space between the notes and synapses?
Uranus Breaking Through, Robustly Hatching, from Under Saturn’s Throne,
The Volcano Teaches About This Eclipse
Its head in the clouds,
continually making new lands when it does,
its feet firmly planted in the abyss.
(paraphrased from The Life of Firedocumentary [seen on Amazon Prime rather than PBS])
I took this spread in stages. Lately, I’ve had more Major Arcana showing up than not. That indicates an important time in my life — please steal that idea into your readings as a free reading tip..
So, I approached this reading as a Turbo Reading, though took the time to allow it to steep. Call it a Hybrid in respect of the way it’s particular identity presents.
One, were more Majors going to continue to show up? And two, if they were I was going to be DAYum sure to receive the gift of the message as a long-form intensity to recalibrate, and not a BAM of a one-hit wonder.
Over the Summer and this Fall I’ve had a grouping of Major honors come together, Oscars of sorts in the Divination Community. That in itself provides a quality of reinforcement to enhance and strengthen the way I receive my readings when I read for myself. It is an important time in general. It is an important time, personally. I both respect that and steep in it. And. I also do not sit idly for it to pass me by. Surf your celestial groove, BayBEE.
In Regards to the Public Version
In regards to the Public Version of this spread’s notes. I will not go into goals and action items and implementation procedures for the personal policy I write for myself. I am leaving it at the level of the initial Turbo Reading with the intent to share. Some may be able to mine it for gold about our current time. My stuff is great for me, though might not resonate in any way in general with another except to induce interference patterns. So, I kept the notes to the scale of the initial Turbo Reading.
Co-Creation on the Fly
So, the Quaternal Journey of the Emperor spread, a co-creation on the fly in an Albuquerque Tarot Tribe Meetup Session With several of us, was a collaboration that I felt to participate in personally By utilizing it for this reading. Hey! Fresh bread is excellent for a set-you-up-for-success sandwich — add the Dill Havarti to the Roast Beef with Brown Mustard, etc.
The below Turbo Reading notes come from the discretion of Client Privilege. I am my own client here, so this is even more than I would convey from client readings, as those are private without question. They are theirs. Though, this is mine. In this important time in my life and in the word I feel to share this spread result so that others in the DIvination Community or Community at large might benefit.
To Dial In To Life Kintsukuroi Style
The Quaternal Journey of the Emperor Spread sets up a 4-card reading. So, last week I sat down to dial into it just in advance of and into the Full Moon*. (See “ clarification below). I drew the 1st 4 cards. I steeped in them. I usually draw a clarifier card for Majors to activate them more as the Majors are Archetypes, and I draw until I get something other than a Major to dial into actionable gigs to generate daily/weeklymonthly/annual action items dependent on the Minor’s element.
On a recent blog it came to me that, Well, OK! As I continued to draw Majors to clarify a Major. You EverReady Bunny Majors! This can only go on for another 19 more cards as I already have 3 Majors in this reading, 2 even to clarify the last Major. Excellent smile born of that. That spread is Available here. I love the experience of that spread, am still working with it in tandem with this one.
Back to the Point
Back to the point of this 3rd in this series to publicly track through a spread so people can watch something be built.
Set the Concrete Foundation Forms Over a Week-ish
10/1/20 I drew the 4 cards. Major in the spread, and another Major as the final card. I decide to let that steep. Give it the proper reverence in Silence and pause and directly work with it.
10/4 I draw 2 cards to clarify the last Major of the initial draw. I also let that steep. I give those the proper reverence in Silence and pause and directly work with them to steep and incorporate and outline my actionable gigs from them. This feels like making a soufflé. SO much prep work for the final 45 minutes in the oven. Good stuff. Isn’t the prep work almost the more important stuff? I mean, seriously. Aren’t you then dealing with your whole life up to that point? I don’t know about you, though I certainly work that way. The present is the tip of the iceberg, and I’m always surprised that metaphor doesn’t melt with the rockin’ forces in play.
10/6 I draw the card for the QueenS and how he Queens support The Empress and the way those Empress energies actively burst forth into my life.
And, Here is the Foundation. Concrete Poured into the Forms, and It Now Begins To Cure
That curing is a 28-day process, Many things occur between now and then, though here is the initial formwork that received the concrete pour of my card draws. The goals and implementation procedures I will actionably craft to set myself up for success with this are private, my own. Though again, I feel this particular reading provides a great, experiential teaching tool and was simply too experiential for others not to benefit. So, there;s the rationale for the share of a personal reading.
How Do You Craft the Chapter Headings of Card Indications When You Turbo Read This Spread?
Oh, the * above in regards to the Moon Above. It is technically not a Blue Moon with two Full Moons in this month. To clarify, a Blue Moon is when there are four Full Moons in a 3-month season. That necessarily indicates a month will have two, though as well there may be a month without one. Technically, a Blue Moon is the 4th Full Moon in any given 3-month Season cycle. I love that I cross-checked mySELF into the Blue Line wall last week when I discovered I’d had that wrong for over 2 decades. Hail clarity of vision. Always complete, never finished. Cool to learn something!
How Do You Craft the Chapter Headings of Card Indications When You Turbo Read This 4-Card Spread That Ended Up With 10 Cards?
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Rest is a death of sorts, a rejuvenation time, especially utilizing the way of Tarot in the Land of Mystereum. Death is also outright. Finishes. Completions. Death is the mother of memory, and the fertilizer for dreams.
Here’s what I expressed then that gold-panned a nugget from my experience that goes hand in hand with a larger gift, one of those indelible Songs Of Experience that arrive throughout life simply when we do:
Death is the mother of memory, and the fertilizer of dreams. Yes!, to that. And, it continued:
Death is the mother of memory.
Death creates our individual Songs of Experience, together,
amends the soil of our Soul Garden,
actively and actionably nourishes and makes our dreams real.
Also, I received a wonderfully touching gold nugget gift of a surprise that was no diamond in the rough that was abduced from my memory revisiting this painting’s cyclical journey. It watered, nourished with the first three comments on my last post, Coming Soon, Something Is Waking Up.
What was the gift? In a way it serves up a preamble dish for what is coming soon, as I was influenced to remember something I cherished. I remembered death, and a poignant and meaningful memory resurrected. A portal of emancipation of robust value arose to light my way. In a way it was The Hermit seeing, acknowledging, zen-taking the steps to step back into the old shoes of the first footprints of the cycle just completed. I see those steps. I feel them in memory. I resonate with them in the journey from there to here. As I step into my own footprints anew, the first footprints embossed into the birth of a previous cycle, I step into my own footprints differently. Because, well, its now. Songs of Experience message the soles of my feet, touch my groundgrabber toes, message straight up into my imagination.
May the road rise up to meet you.
~ Traditional Irish Blessing
May the ground rise up to support your every step, especially ground that wasn’t there before as you began the step.
Holly Troy of Cosmic Holly watered the portal of the memory of this painting’s history without knowing anyThing about it, Love the painting! That perfect, unconscious safe-cracker timing removed a cover stone, flushed out a wonderful reminiscence, and then emancipation as the history resurfaced. As know I could hold it.
And then, after I expressed this painting’s story, Bonnie expressed, What a touching story. Resonant icing on the cake, a tall glass of water to go with the water of tears that flowed from this experience. Gotta fill those tanks back up ya know? She did that for me.
So, no more preamble, here’s the good stuff of where I’m going with this post, just in advance of the creative venture that just went into labor and is on its way to birth, Coming Soon. The gold nugget good stuff here, the just-before-what’s-on-its way is a gold nugget of memory that was gold-panned out of a simple comment: I love this painting!What a catalyst to induce! What a simple key to unlock a re-surfacing at just the right time. Beautiful, deceptive simplicity. As simple as a key. Hmmm, what do keys do? So, I am going to hold the space for this gift I was given of my own cherished memory re-surfacing robust and full and fresh. No edits below, like you wouldn’t edit a mother in labor before a birth — those who say it cannot be done are better served to stop interrupting the person doing it ~ Chinese Proverb — and simply post my response in italics below.
In inception, conception, birth, and soon to naming.
Thanks for visiting and being here now, especially right now as this upcoming creative seed unfurls from its Place of Creation Womb fully formed. Nope, not an abomination. No Dune references (regardless of which version you dig).
A New Living Memory Gold Nugget Gift
Thank You! And, thank you for the accolade.
I chose #16 from my ‘Constructing the Center” series as it just felt to be right. Little did I know, that upon your compliment, the wonderful and sad and full reverence of this painting’s story would re-surface. I express my heartfelt thanks for that.
My experience and history with this painting passes through occasionally to re-posit a perspective of the importance of now, though it has been years since I felt it from this painting fully. You certainly don’t need to read the rest if it comes to being TMI about what this painting did after it graduated from my brush. Suffice it to say I am proud of it, and proud of what its nature did for another vibrant person.
Extra: This is one of my personal faves in the series, The compositional white space feels to do as much as the paint to dance the image into life, circles completed by the unpainted white space. It was #16 in the ‘Constructing the Center’ series of 66 mandala-like watercolors. At the gallery opening where it was 1st presented, a woman smiled and reached out to me and the gallery owner across the room. We both felt it. Turned. As she smiled and turned back to the painting to continue her finger trance-dance across the glass of the Uni-Frame.
We came over. She was just beaming. “Constructing the Center #16 you call it Mr. Hoggard? Hmmm, CtC #16. Hmmm. Nope. I say, Sweet 16. Besides the color sense I love, so joyous, and JUST FUN, it just has everything, and half of that is comprised of nothing Mr. Hoggard. Jordan! You IMPLIED half of this!. I LOVE that laziness that probably took more planning than the contrary, or (looking me up and down) maybe you didn’t plan anything, just painted? Oh, I love the balance. The feel. The colors. What’s there. What’s not there in connected complement. Oh, hmmm. Oh Lordy. Where will I put it? Ah, that’s the 50% not there. I don’t need to know that right now. May have to reshuffle a bit. Don’t need that reason buzzkill right now, cloud my decision. Yes. Yes, I must have it.” Instant red dot on the label from the gallery owner. And, I’m there beaming, too, wondering where my words went. I know now. I didn’t need any. It was the feeling of knowing that something I did enhanced another’s life.
I stood there enamored in her resonance with the image, honored, and love that I was also taken aback, a bit confused at 25 years old. She was so astute with her emotional resonance as to why she loved ‘Sweet 16.’ Heck, I didn’t even take issue with her re-titling it. Heck, she adopted it after it graduated. She gets to name it, and it’s not moving back home. It’s started to make its way. And, that I had created something that someone valued that deeply? At the time, all I said was, “Thank You,” as we both stood there swimming. I, in something that graduated from me provided to another that enhanced their life, her simply basking, more wondering where in her house did it need to find home… like it was already there.
I felt something in that experience I will never forget. Honesty and emotional truth in what you find beautiful, in what moves you. Yes, it was my creation, though hoopy to the vanity of that. That SOMETHING I created moved someone that way, that intensely, calmly, honestly, in the moment? She taught me a great lesson that day about what are yess-es and what are no-s.
Thanks for striking the nerve in me, the ancient chords on this one. I hadn’t resurfaced that memory when I posted it. It just felt right. Your resonance was plenty enough, though, fulfilling to feel what she taught me again, fresh again now this painting and her speaking to me fully again now liberated from their treasure chest to be worn..
And, I hope this was not too much. Your compliment dropped a smile on the portal they were in to open it for me. Thank you for that.
Not to be cagey, though if you read down this far, the short story is more important. One day, in 2002 a package arrived. It strangely looked like something I was used to shipping out. No return address, actually my address as the return address. ??? I opened it, unwrapped the contents, and there was Sweet 16, and a card fell out. I was stunned. “What is happening here?!!???!!!! I opened the card.
Dear Jordan, I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic. It’s one of those that even I IN MY lyrical way can’t sidestep to flip the poisonous turtle limits back. It’s quite a menace. That said, I do not give up. I live. I love living, love experience. Though, this Sweet 16 that you made has given me so much joy every time I pass it. Will it EVER stop dancing in your 50% laziness of execution? I handed Sweet 16 with this card off to my son in my will. So, if you are receiving this, know I cherished Sweet 16 and your spirit. Thank you. Heck, what else can I say? Thank you.
Love, (My name’s moving on.Please keep yours fit, and take care of Sweet 16 for me)
Holly, I love that I’ve been brought to tears here. Waterfall. Thank you. This experience is a gift I cherish.
Thank you, Holly. I gather as well the original owner thanks you as well from somewhere beyond. SHe was an effin lyrical firecracker, quick on the draw, and most everyone around her glad for it.
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