I’ve been asked recently…
Why the 5-year radio silence?
… to clean up the mess.
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I love fireworks. I’m from Texas. I don’t love guns, though I intensely like them. Heck, I’ve had too much martial arts experience and training to keep one around. If it came to that… that’s another story. I love lightning, and storms. And, I love motorcycles. Harleys, 1000cc crotch rockets on the Isle of Man TT. If I need a boost, I simply go there on YouTube and gig it like I’m the one on the bike.
But, and this is a big but. Not like the song.
I have a German Shepherd. She’s part wolf. Can see it in the face and tail and pigeon-toed paws built for speed, and the glowing Goddess eyes when the light hits them just so.
I once watched her continue to accelerate across 3/4 of a mile on an NM mesa. Faster and faster, just closing the gap on a rabbit who ran out into the middle of a literally mile-wide open space. Stupid rabbit. Wrong way to go. Though, there’s Nature. It errs sometimes. Or, does it?
Closer and closer closing the distance, until on the other side of the almost-mile the rabbit disappeared under a big boulder. A Greyhound would have had nuthin’ on what I experienced there hanging out with my chainsaw paused watching her full-gate run across the mesa and DAYum did she go through the gears. DAYum did she go through the gears, faster and faster and faster. The longer she went, the faster she got.
Though, back to… loves and intense likes. I love fireworks. I intensely like guns. Motorcycles are da bom, especially Grand Prix types at The Isle of Man. And, lightning… though, so long as I’m in the city and not above treeline with the lightning going off in the snow electrifying the whole scene not just where it strikes… I love lightning, too.
My Girrul, though, Lyra. She isn’t afraid of much, as one would imagine. Big dogs are often strong enough to be gentle, especially of course when there’s a positive part of no bad dogs, only bad owners here. She rules. She rocks. She is sovereign.
I effin LOVE her intense gigs, even when they frustrate the hell out of me. And, during these 5 times she certainly does.
Though, my Sovereign Girrul has those afraid points, and I MIND them when they occur. I talk about legitimate fear versus being afraid and anxiety kidnapping fear to distort it into being afraid, though her legitimate fears ARE AFRAID. I respect that. She’s got some shit, from before I met her, and/or naturally, that talkin’ to it, won’t resolve. A dog’s diff than a partner. The comms together to work that shit out don’t apply. She is afraid of:
Certain Motorcycles. Harleys and certain tuned crotch rockets (feels like the over 200+ mph ones… the really cool ones)
Shuffling cardboard. Like when you move. (Shaking head sad)
She’ll be 12 next month, or so I think. She was a rescue, pulled from the streets. She was fully groomed, only wearing an $80 deerskin collar with no tags. Those gigs set off some alarm bells early on to let her story unfold, though that’s another story for another time. Suffice it to say… No. that’s a story for another time. You learn someone over time. That deserves its own post.
These afraid points she has? Full-on. It’s almost Memorial Day. The lightning gig-goosed her yesterday. Tonight, the fireworks and motorcycles zipping around literally scared the piss out of her.
It’s not the mess I have to clean up, and Nature’s Miracle to remove The smell. It’s… DAYum is she afraid! She gets like Mark Hamill in Star Wars. If she could get any closer and had a light saber, she’d slice me open and crawl inside to get out of the frigid cold of her fear.
It’s intense. It’s important. If I don’t stop everything, she will nuzzle-push between my chair and side desk tipping anything there over, which also equates to a Malbec or Carmenere on the floor and bleeding through the papers, books, etc that were spilled.
Again, it’s not the mess that’s the conflict.
It’s… Nevermind what I love, like, or full-on dig. She is SO afraid. I stop EVERYTHING so she can get as close as possible and hear soothing me-sounds. All I can do is close the windows, turn on the air conditioner, and turn up the Sonos to Phantogram or the Civil Wars o Meg Ryan or BassNectar or 7th House Radio or Jame Horner’s epics so MAYBE, just maybe, she doesn’t hear the fireworks and motorcycles and lightning and guns so intensely, or at least so much… and console her.
She is an effin Cerberus when she goes at something, though I have to say she’s pretty reserved about parsing that out. Kids? Shaking head. Not a problem. 10-month old with yogurt on his face? Turn to get a paper towel, turn back, and one lick-tongue across her lips… clean face and a kid just bouncing beaming laughing. Phewww. When that happened early on, I got it. I got her character. Without Psychological Projection or Projective Identification or even literary personification… DAYum. THIS is certainly MY dog. The apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.
I love her. My conflict frustrations and empathy considerations? Well, that’s an alchemy that will continue. When you can’t change or evolve or adapt something… well…
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For everyone out there, especially you Scorpios… Please chime in. Scorpios especially. You often have the apt Nature’ll Kill Ya guidance that’ll keep us alive on the scree field where we may not be supposed to be on the backside of the mountain.
I feel we can all learn from the earnest depths that are viscerally and clearly expressed by most Scorpios. It may be a bit simplistic, overgeneralized, to say that Scorpios naturally wield the deep and dark depths from the chthonic, in the light. A simple Scorpionic expression, probably in the day to day, may embrace a fullness of the Chthonic Numinosity that is Self itself incarnate.
Under, About, Within, With, and flowing moved by this Scorpio Full Moon, I feel we can all learn from the Scorpio’s natural way of intensely living honestly. Being pleasant is not valid here. Eff a bunch of that. The Moon, in general, can be about waves and cycles and intense knowings from Beyond. Genius. Poetry. Madness. And, your wonderfully beautiful Inner LunaTic, that when tempered is SUCH a force for your own good. And, frankly, everyone around you.
One may find Scorpios affront at times, though, are they really? Are they simply expressing a truth that we care not to throughout our days throughout the rest of the year?, Expressed with the intensity of Nature itself? Isn’t that a snake-tooth of awakening kind of gesture in real-time, wise in time?
This Scorpionic Full Moon, I am reminded of a tourist copping on local culture rather than empathizing into the When in Rome empathy that nourishes serendipitous experiences when traveling.
For those that like the birth and not the delivery and don’t want to read all this, I’ll give you this. Everyone’s good at something. This guy? He was really good at being a dick. Now, you go away as well, Shoo! I gave you what you wanted.
Well, you said give me the baby not the delivery. Why are you still here? Oh, I get it. Right, you’re sticking around? Well, stop that command of alleged conciseness you give to others. I’d advise to expect that many people are going to cross-check you into the Blue Line wall such that your helmet shatters the glass. I guess that you hold your nose when you go under water? I’ll show you how to get around that in another post. For now, I suggest, seat your rump in the Class 5 rapids raft. It’s on you if you get wiggly and pop out into the river:
You take issue with the God(s) or GAWD or Goddeseses in this our place? Hmmm…
From my martial and meditative background what I love about Jesus’ ‘turn the other cheek” is [[not a common reference for me… I’m more of a Gandhi type where, I love your Christ, though i very much do not like your Christians… and as well, there are some very good ones. Every group has bad apples]] …
After the first hit (physical or metaphorical, etc) , I somehow naturally settle into a Silent calm, very loud in its Silence. I simply breathe in to a very simple mode of, “Ok, somebody wants to play. I’m game. (Look ‘em up and down and then, pause, and right in the eyes Braveheart style). BAM across my cheek. Oops. My bad. Let that happen. Ok, Nice contact. Not on the mark enough, though, ‘cause I’m still right here, a big problem for you, huh? Felt almost like a glancing blow. I mean, it hit hard. Don’t get me wrong, though it felt like you… how do I say? Got lucky? Didn’t mean it. Were smoking hope for the hit? I’m game. Please clarify. Ok, try again.”
“Ok. here you go. Now, this cheek. Balance is important doncha ya think?… You didn’t vet the situation in the first place for potential consequences did you? Though here you are, and now there are some. Oops, that you brought to the fore. I’m presenting you with this other cheek, the opportunity to repeat the same action and expect different results. (One of Einstein’s definitions of insanity). So, whatcha gonna do? It’s all your call from here. Are you even aware of your surroundings?”… ‘cause…
“You ready? You’re responsible for the 2nd time ya know? Go on. Get to it. Time’s a wastin’.” ….
there’s always SO much pause at that point, and of course if they repeat, one is full-on prepared like a re-run to slip the 2nd hit. And, then of course, I’ve heard the word ‘duck’ or hip chick-a-boom is in the dictionary. Well, maybe not the 2nd one.
Don’t really know why that dood and his witnessin’ preachin’ came to mind tonight, though I’ll play. “What would Jesus do?” Solid question. Turning over the money changer’s was not a wimpy gesture ya know? I, too, love helping people. And, like the character you describe, I love helping people like that to a helping of themselves. No-one needs to get hurt… unless they express they do when they miss and hit the wall or the ground… all still of their own accord.
I find it most important at those times not to be some ego-hero, though to provide a seriously solid and intense interference pattern that upsets their balance. And, not move. Scorpios? Anyone care to chime in, here?
No need to hit them. Most oftentimes, I’ve found it to be a cool chick-a-boom hip to their hip when they get in close after I haven’t moved and they’ve closed the distance expecting me to move, that sends them flying… for another chance to think about what they are doing.
Inspect what you inspect. ~ unknown
Inspect Your Expectations. This goes into the actionable qualities behind the simple talent of awareness, talents being innate, and abilities being the same though conscientiously developed into abilities. Vast abilities. Innate talents aren’t worthless. They have value. Though, they are simply not useful treasure until developed into abilities.
Some people rile up further at intensity. That’s typically acting out, unresolved traumas speaking. Parts talking. Psychological Projection or Projective Identity. Neither of those modes tend to level out and acclimate to intensities.
under the spell of psychological projection, or projective identity? That may be a top-heavy hit to you. I’m not a Psychologist, though I’m qualified for life, qualified to speak, though I’m not a Psychology professional. Are you qualified for life?
Hmmm. That’s too bad either way that they don’t feel Nature, don’t feel themselves with an awareness conducive to…
No ‘ ! ‘ needed, implied here. Scorpios tend to live a live where the ‘ ! ‘ is the baseline, their normal.
NOW, is a time to Class 5 rapids run your own river and slip the rocks for a consummate survey of your flow, honestly. Honestly. Bye Bye shame and guilt. Scorpios don’t apologize for themselves. I feel that’s a wonderful quality that they don’t. Do you?
For the Scorpio, most likely, honesty is not an issue, and most often is simply matter of fact AND intense as well. They tend to have almost 100% uncut personlaities. 100% of anything is undiluted = naturally intense. You may have to dose, though full-on engagement is much mo’ betta metta. Can you be present with yourself so intensely accurately that… well, your intensities are YOUR normal, where your foundation is something strong to build on? Foundation like the Rock of Gibraltar unmoved by the stormy sea?
What cornerstone do you have in your life that you consistently brace against?
And, well, from the previous dood, that’s what 3-strikes-and-you’re-out in baseball is about. Whole other story. Stay with me, here.
Track through the images below for a divination sketch problem of visual individuation experience to get into a meditation for Your Scorpio Full Moon Experience.
Feel free to not take yourself so seriously, and consequently release yourself to flow more intensely in your natural way. What can you discover about yourself watching the segues from The Tower through…
An Awakening with new energies directly placed and emanating?
It’s not violence when you slip someone’s movement and they slam into a wall. It’s almost like they thought hitting the wall was a good idea. Heck, did they think I would think that them hitting me was anything other than a bonehead idea? Shaking head. No, I wouldn’t think that a good idea. Not then. Not now. Maybe they figured that out by now? That’s not a Scorpionic Full Moon Gig, though. This time is about YOUR intensities tuned up and amplified to sync you up into being comfortable with yourself… AT the level of your natural intensities.
Violence is never the answer. Though, when I smilingly slip to move out of the way at the last moment, then they slam at full speed into something other than me? That isn’t violence. That’s them not being a very good driver. Gotta shift-n-corner bay-be, and when they hit the turn in the wrong gear… OOPS. Oops is all I have to say when they careen into the wall. That’s all them. That’s all on them. Scorpio Full Moon point, here? Yes:
Do Not Allow Your Intensities To Be Interrupted. They Are Yours. Wield them Naturally. Yup, may take some practice, though aren’t they yours? Worth it? I suggest yes. I suggest, invest in yourself. I hear it lasts a lifetime. Especially Now, under the Scorpio Full Moon, invest in yourself. Invest in ownership of your intensities. They may be what most makes you, You.
Well, I have one more thing to say.“If I went to your country, I would want to get to know the people better regardless of whether or not I agreed with their worship or them calling their deity by a different name than the one I believe in.” Please visit Jolie’s Attic for that. Frankly, it inspired this Rantra, inspired this. Thank you, Jolie.
… and Karen for Rantra!
First off. Common! Isn’t Scorpionic Poetry redundant as Scorps are oftentimes naturally poetic by nature, like a Full Moon moves the ocean kind of naturally poetic? ‘Nuff said.
Poetry and accord of respect and empathy for other people in the face of a bully, and/or simply facing intensity… Are YOU you your most intense adversary, creating YOU own Civil War? There’s more than something in that. It’s more than common. Remember, that when behaviors are less than tolerable, they are not to be ignored… as both cheeks have already been turned… especially your own behaviors towards yourself.
Under this Scorpio Full Moon may I suggest you disarm yourself to yourself though no other for just a cycle? Can you discern yourself and your own intensities and your presence with them more fully than you ever have? And, as they are yours, your natural Nature, how can you live them into your life in your most intense way for your own good?
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I find there is an Alchemy between having fear and being afraid. Maybe it’s that I’ve been in enough places where being afraid will literally kill you?
My perspective now is simply that fear is a wonderful tool of awareness, a friend, an ally, a fecund compass sentry notifier to inform navigation. Things in our surroundings, whether they’re polished or predatory, they notify us. They simply notify us.
From my perspective fears notify us as subtly as cone zones on the highway. They notify us as clearly as a heaved lip on the sidewalk we don’t trip on, and sometimes as intensely as flashing lights indicate a part of the bridge ahead is out. Sensing them, feeling them, listening to them, incorporating them, I firmly feel one can use fear as an intense notification and navigation tool. One can intend to navigate, wise in time, around what would otherwise be impending danger right on the fly. And further, good boundaries further present one’s greater intentions to move forward.
Are good boundaries fundamentally applicable? I think so. I guess this would otherwise be known as, “How Do You Own it?” Heck, there’s NO Principle’s office when you adult, or are a non-pupating adult. It’s your responsibility and accountability that present as drivers. Unless of course one is in Sales. Then, oftentimes there is no reverse gear, as they simply opt for solutions-oriented responses. “Great. What are you going to do about it?” Watch out for implied delegation, It’s often a question without a question mark. No reason to say, Yes” when “No, do it/resolve it yourself,” is the answer. No prob. People in Sales often leave accountability and responsibility in the dust with their lack of a reversed gear in their unaddressed past (detect a bent and a Rantra there? Thanks Karen Sealey for you. Rantra. SUCH a great word!). For them, is it then all about, “Ok, what do you propose we do?” Is it all about workability? Don’t know, seems so, seems dead on. Of course certainty can certainly have its own trappings. What do You think/feel?
Digression broached, it seems simple. Simple. The simple of you’re not in trouble. Can you own that? Can you connect with fear, and dispense with the anxiety terrorist trying its best to hijack it? Have you already done so in your wonderfully unique way? Whichever or whatever it is, it’s yours. Can you stand up to that, or HOW do you already stand up to that? Do you stand up to you? Can you give examples? Please comment. I’m certainly not the effin Principal of anyone but myself. This stuff interests me. Understood if no.
The 5th Ace: Death & My Greatest CruxLike the Frog Grown Wings Alchemical painting expressing the process of transformation of the tadpole through to the flier where at every step the caterpillar’s concept of…
And, it was retitled by the Owner to be Flying Frog. I dig that. It’s more resonant with it’s NOW evolved character of where it is in its current life from its original name at its creation, which was of course simply present tense par for the course for me at the time from the Place of Creation.
So, hammering the chords all over the place on the piano that resonate with me to get lost in the feeling of… fear versus anxiety… I stopped playing. Silent. Huffing exhales. I was SO ON! The mountain arose. And, Who are my current and past and historical friends on this? I kneeled to the Google Oracle 😉 lol, and …
When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings. ~ Dean Jackson
‘You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar. ~ Trinus Paulus
The caterpillar turns to liquid before turning into a butterfly. Liquid. Thus washing away any speck of his caterpillar self as he lies completely vulnerable to his environment in his chrysalis shell. One good solid gust of wind and the caterpillar’s boned. ~ Hippie Snowflake Obsidian
A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone. ~ Mandy Hale
If nothing ever changed, there wold be no such thing as butterflies. ~Wendy Mass
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore
When I thought that my life was already over I became a splendid butterfly. ~ The Caterpillar, author unknown
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The Moon plays 17 parts in The Land of Mystereum, 17 very specifically different roles. This came about from a nod to the importance of the moon in half of our everyday life, as a nod to mystery and light from unseen sources, and from those times when the moon is more than half of our everyday life when it ventures out as a day sky moon. Enjoy the path of the moon in your own life as you explore the adventures that The Moon takes throughout The Land of Mystereum.
1. The XVIII The Moon appearance. The Moon of course appears first as itself. Well, no it doesn’t. Interesting, The Moon doesn’t appear first as itself. The Moon began in The High Priestess which pays an homage to The Moon receiving its light from an unseen source, its true nature only discovered later. Here the Priestess returns to emanate herself from the Lotus flower as a sacred gesture of welcoming The Moon to take its place and live in its natural, archetypal home.
2. The I Magician appearance. The Moon appears in The Magician as a solar eclipse, or is it an inner eclipse inside the sun of the Magician’s Self?
3. The II High Priestess appearance. The Moon appears in the High Priestess’ Drawing Down the Moon ritual. I found this archetypally interesting from a deck creation perspective, as when creating the cards the Moon won’t exist yet for another 16 cards… until it does, and then it does.
4. The V Hierophant appearance. The Moon begins to rise over the pyramid. Is the Hierophant in front of the pyramid? Or, is he within the pyramid and we see silent waters swum running deep both from and below him? Is that a UFO up there? Well, look at that. And, the UFO is.. oh, look at that… it’s actually built OF these little people. I guess a down-to-earth spirit flies its own craft.
5. The IX Hermit appearance. The Moon is Full behind The Hermit’s vision that puzzle-pieces the night and day sky together.
6. The X Wheel appearance. The Crescent Moon parses out golden sunlight as it imprints its Full Moon symbol at the top of The Wheel’s wheel. I wonder with those lavender sky-rings… Are we in the world under The Hanged Man or the Ace of Wands here?
7. The XVI Tower appearance. The Moon peeks in. Front row Box seats for The Moon as The Fool returns to a home riding his Golden Pillars of the Fabric of life. The Moon has a front row seat as The Fool reurns to a home growing wildly out of control to lightning-speak the truth and blast it to the ground fertilizing The Phoenix. Wait. What is that coming out of the lightning truth emerging out of The Tower below? My my. That’s no fiery Phoenix. That’s The Chariot character! Go figure a Birth Card Brother would come out of something as powerful as the Fool’s labor in this birth. Guess The Fool knew the Tower wanted a brother, huh? Hmmm, maybe not a Tower’s brother at all. It’s YOU, only NEW that comes out the other side of this.
8. The XIX Sun appearance. The Moon, again eclipsed in The Sun as with The Magician above. The powerful lunar eclipse AS the Sun’s 3rd eye, AS the 3rd Eye of Identity. As your identity becomes focused, your intuition emanates more strongly. With these two working together naturally, odds are you are an Oracle.
9. The Ace of Wands appearance. The Ace of Wands Hermit-Vision opens up the night to flow into the day with depth as The Moon synchromeshes side by side with the Sun across the twilight that this Ace of Wand’s Hermit-Vision has magically made.
10. The 2 of Wands appearance. The Moon is a day sky moon. And, fractally faceted all over the… WAIT! There are so many moons in the night sky. Whatever is one to do? That’s confusing! That’s what the Moon is here for. Here, the Moon visually dispells madness so that one may choose the best energy for themself, so that…. The Moon is here in the Ace of Wands to visually dispel madness so that one can see not to make lots of little things appear like one, big thing. This is energetic decision-time here. The word is “unconfusion.”
11. The 6 of Wands appearance. The Moon along with the Priestess arrive to 6’s-style cascade an exchange of energies to re-resonate these Wands now past their half-way point along your particular adventure.
12. The 7 of Wands appearance. There is high noon when the Western gunfights happened. Here their is high moon when the time to go in headlong regardless of the odds presents itself. Why would gunfights be at high noon you might curiously ask? Never read this anywhere, though not casting shadows is a great way to see exactly who is faster and more accurate. Shadows are longer and longer one way or the other depending on how far away they are from noon. That would also mean they move faster than YOU actually move making them. Kind of like your hand and elbow. Place your hand on your chest. Now, extend your hand and stretch out your arm all the way. Look at that! Your hand went twice as far as your elbow in the same amount of time. Your hand would be the shadow at any time other than noon. Talk about subtle movements turning into being full-on telegraphed. Justice at high noon as the speed is what it is without distorting factors… then there’s the accuracy. The intuition of this Moon lights the way through the path of the odds here.
13. The 8 of Wands appearance. The Moon in the 8 of Wands. Field sports? A ball flying through the air? Things are up in the air in a positive way… like moonbeams. 8’s are like an open and expansive plateau. Open your hands to BE the infinity of receiving, your palms AS the plateau.
14. The 9 of Wands appearance. The preparation is complete with the 9 of Wands. A single barn truss stands. As people arrive, they bring their own, and another, and another. Son, a long-house is created, the long-house of a get-together. The Moonlights the place where this preparation has been completion. “Ding dong” you hear. Get the door. Time to get the party started!
15. The 10 of Wands appearance. The Moon appears as the eye of the cockatiel, the interested cockatiel with raised headfeathers. The Moon is in the 10 of Wands sights, the Sun brightening the unknown behind him. He himself, between the Sun and the Moon IS himself the magical twilight of the space between. He himself IS the Psychic Synapse. The Moon is here to play its part dancing with the Sun to create the magical twilight for this Cirque du Soleil character to inhabit.
16. The Page of Wands appearance. The Moon… so far away yet touching his left hand. It’s a critical touch to have in a strong situation like this where the Hierophant lives on one side of this Page’s wand fully infusing the it, and Strength lives on the other side of it doing much the same… both giving and receiving through the Page’s wand at one and the same time.
17. The Knight of Wands appearance. The Moon IS this newborn’s vision, the vision of this Knight upon awakening. The Moon informing him to make his wand into egg teeth and crack-hatch from this house. The crack and broken house are not hard-to-mend damage. They indicate an awakening, an energetic awakening opening up more naturally to oneself while on the move. Knights realize things atop their horse rather than atop their tatami mats. The house of this Knight’s experiences did not build his character. They warmed him to reveal it.
Hope you have enjoyed this segment of The Land of Mystereum Image Lineage as part of “The Presence Of” series where Major Arcana characters make a variety of appearance both bold and subtle throughout The Land of Mystereum!
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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!
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.
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.
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Cancer, This week you may feel epic exchanges in groups at a detail level. Be mindful of scale this week, though. A detail could be considered to be one, super moon in the night sky. Look for those things that really stand out in your conversations and tailor your focus to resonate fully with them. This week the chocolate sprinkles may be more important than the cake, and lead you to manifest a new cake for the detail-like sprinkles. That may sound a bit WHAT?!!! to you Cancer, though your Divinity in the Details Spidey Sense will serve you better this week if you work more to experience things than explain them. Stop taking notes when you meet someone for coffee. And, especially this week, remember that listening is not chomping at the bit waiting to talk. Listen. Listen for the super moon in the night sky in each and every conversation. Your treasure chest seems to be emptied out all over the place this week. Pick up your gold and jewels one by one as you move along this week. They each may have partnered up with new ones. Use that to your advantage even if for but a smile.
Leo, Your natural voice will have a tendency to unbutton problems this week allowing the heart of the matter to pulse more evidently in the things you are doing. Work the core of your problems and not their edges. Partner with the identity of each idea rather than its fashion. This week your senses may be perked to a point where your own voice itself is the mouthpiece for your inner animal or inner animal totem. Mind that your actions and words are no more embellished than an animal in the forest’s would be. You are dealing with more strength than you may be aware of this week, so mind that, too. Express your strong enough to be gentle side so as not to be heavy-handed. Others may be as sensitive as you are aware this week. Simply take care to take you time and act as naturally, or do nothing as naturally, as an animal in the forest. Your natural inner voice feels to be seamlessly synchromeshed this week. Speak from the signal and not from the noise. Speak only to the heart of the matter regardless of how mundane or miniscule it is. Heck, if the parking meter is broken and won’t take your quarter, know that the new parking place you find will somehow be more worth the time. Be fluid, though don;t go with the flow. New life comes from things swimming upstream. Make some new life with your voice this week.
Virgo, There is something hiding in plain sight for you this week. The 7’s tend to be a chaos kind of number, and coupled with the ideas and mind and intellect of the Swords you may feel out in a hail storm without a kevlar umbrella and armor. Like the Shadow Hand hiding in plain sight in this 7 of Swords card image, look for those subtle and powerful things in your mix that are simply waiting for you to notice them to guide your perspective to air traffic control the chaos as a pilot controlling the air traffic control tower. Get thee to the subtle and powerful place that is hiding in plain sight for a new perspective. If you have been waiting for a check-up on something, don’t hesitate any longer. Knowledge is power for you this week more than most. Visualize your health as integrated armor, and take several actions to take better care of it. Your health may be weakening the wits and constitution that are usually your best intellectual stand-and-deliver asset. What are the coups you’ve made over the last several weeks? Open up more to those and pfffftt to the rest. This week it may feel like you are overly sensitive like when moving into a new place and there is so much additional to do in addition to what normally needs to be done and STILL needs to get completed. You may do well to delegate some of the chaos to someone else who might just play with it this week. It might lessen the load, and serve up a new perspective where you start to instantly see the powerful things hiding in plain sight.
Libra, It seems that you may have been dealt some emotional distortion or emotional refraction this week like a twig seeming to be bent when submerged in water. Play an emotional Sesame Street game across the week singing out loud or to yourself, “Which one doesn’t look like all the rest of them?” And, pull out and toss those things to clear up your emotional water. Don;t haggle or argue or reason with these things as their reasons will probably be unreasonable, and doing so will tend to rehydrate them and strengthen their grip. Simply toss ’em and forget ’em. No matter if you don;t like to forget or can’t do so. In that case forgive and expand as you HURL them way over out of sight, or simply plunk them in the trashcan. You might find yourself taking out the trash more than usual this week. If so, don’t let it build up. Simply take it out each time you are leaving your place to go somewhere so when you come back it is already not in your inner environment. You can build a mountain a grain of sand at a time. And, like a merry ant, you can take one down a grain at a time just as effectively. Don;t look at the finish line this week. Keep up the discipline of your rituals this week,so that each thing you do that is positive has the potential to silently remove something negative in your personal environment. Allow the things you do to contribute to effectiveness and workability this week while not even noticing the things that have been taken out so they won;t just as incrementally keep up to undermine your progress.
Scorpio, Have you been hanging back out of the fray for a while now? It’s understandable with the emotional weather that keeps coming back up over and over. Begin to hang out and study your surroundings, though. Is it you that is having emotional weather? Or, are there some assholes in your mix that just keep the pot stirred? Look around through the weather to see if their is a treasure whispering to you through the goes-to-11 volume of the storm, like a cat meowing with no sound which can magnetize you right to it. Stay hanging back, though scoop up and embrace this treasure. The storm may have been looking for it, too, though missing it because it’s well, stormy. Scoop up whatever it is, and the weather may clear. No need to land things this week. Simply make sure you discover and keep aware of the treasure points you encounter this week. They will serve you well the next time inner torrential is really taking outside things too personally.
Sagittarius, It has been a long haul and a slow go and and over and over when is this going to end time in regards to something in your mix. Not anymore. This week you may notice that your wits and constitution and endurance have stayed the course and are opening up new horizons and profitable avenues. The moon is more important to thank than the sun this week, so each day note which sign it is in and go ahead and read that one, too. It will be a week of astro-sign-dancing… a lot like RiverDance though much less repetitive. Let the sparkle of newness light up your days. It feels that surely the when-it-rains-it-pours concept is nudging up to your success. Do not be too concerned about boundaries this week. Bluster will pull these new things away faster than coral into its shell when surprised. If something bothers you, respond with humor. It’ll be clear that their was a mis-step, though there also may be a two-way street of laughter that serves you both well in ways that expand from that little detail of a laugh. A lot is coming your way, and your preparation is complete. Get comfortable with your schedule book again as soon you are going to need to be very conscious to NOT be an airline and overbook. Avoid making waiting lists. Your schedule is what it is this week. Make it yours entirely.
Capricorn, You may feel a new kind of healthy energy exchange this week as an outside source feels to synchromesh right into your gears. Allow the newfound juice to strengthen an effortlessness of moving you along. You probably don’t reason with the gas tank in your car or the pedals on your bike and simply let them make it go, right? This week it is most important that you don’t delegate to ease the load. This week it is more important that you embrace receiving this new energy source to contribute to the power of the ease of your movement. Trust the gas tank and step on it. Trust the cranks on your bike and use a higher gear. You do not need to go terribly fast this week. I would advise that you take all the help you can get that is beneficial. It will ease your load, allow you to go the same speed with less effort, and potentially open you up to see things you might have otherwise missed that you can also bring in to your benefit this week.
Aquarius, Well, it seems you may have set yourself straight recently on the emotional side of things. That preparation has made you are ready for the emotional exchange that is coming into your mix. That self-regulations you have recently done tuned your gears for more emotional focus and clarity as new things that potentially influence you arrive. Do what you can to make things into celebrations this week, and at the very least memorable to keep them fresh and progressing effectively. It certainly won;t be all business for you, so keep that sparkle in your eye and let it infuse your business meetings, too. The pick-me-up may just energize the rest of the people in the meeting to come to the table more, literally. Don’t be surprised when things sync up as easily and awesomely as two glasses clinking and singing when held by the stem. Try it. You may find a whole new way of bringing things together this week both inside and about.
Pisces, This week you will probably feel more comfortable leading from emotion than reason. Do it like a king. They don;t explain themselves, and no-one asks them to do so. They act infused with what has driven them to act. They speak from the place beyond belief that lives in invigoration. Use your emotions this week naturally like a king would do so. Nothing more than necessary this week, and nothing less. Be the bee. Flower to flower for life, get things done here and there as you do this week minding to tend to your whole garden. There are a lot of flowers that need to be tended to, though go one by one, and fully focus on each step, and step by step this week may expand your horizons like you are a conductor who has walked through the orchestra instrument by instrument until they are all perfectly tuned. Don’t swipe your baton down so to speak until all the pieces are in place, and properly in place in a quality manner. Your emotional comfort this week is to be respected, and also taken care of by not letting rushes or drags or sharps or flats irritate it.
Aries, This week feels to be full of choices for you, maybe even over-full. Mind that you stick to your point or the point this week, though. There will be a lot of potential distractions in the stormy weather of people and thoughts around you. Simply let the weather wash through as you continue to embrace and stick to your point. You have a short TartoScope this week, as that is the point. Serve yourself best by sticking to your point and keeping it fresh with humor.
Taurus, Well, it’s time isn’t it? Have you been eyeing something or angling a presentation to accomplish something? Now is the time to transform yourself into a Super Neuron, much better than a moron, and jump that synapse invisi-bridge to the other neuron’s side and land it rockin’ly to connect the dots. Dock your ship. Land your plane. Land that job or presentation right on the money. It’s your week to go into the wild-blue yonder of securing a new gig by simply stepping past the stacked-stone trail marker onto the path. If you are still on the same path, pause and stack some stones and make a milestone-in-the-moment trail marker for your natural next step to cross. Yeah yeah Taurus, it IS silly. And, that’s kind of the point. It is not as silly as you pacing back and forth until you start the presentation, though, right? Mind your moments this week as many if not most of them will be positioning you to place yourself more securely into more successful arenas.
Gemini, Super Moon this week just after Solstice and YOU get the Moon? If that doesn’t rock, I don;t know what does. Your cycles may be amped to the extreme this week, so though you may naturally go go go, make sure to keep water on hand and take care of yourself. No working through lunch this week. No skipping breakfast. You are almost going to need mid-air refueling with all the things you can juggle this week. I advise, though to take to 15 to 30 minutes and pause and only eat when you are eating and savor each bite. Heck, even put your fork down until you have finished chewing each bite. Your sustenance this week needs to be more than on par with the magnetic movements of your orbiting around here and there. Take your sustenance seriously, one bite at a time… much like one zipping orbit at a time to the next. You are a force this week. Be aware not to make others into speedbumps. Try them as cones and do a little slalom course as you zip about here and there. You may simply be on the phone all week, so keep your cord untangled or your charger handy. You don;t drive the car while you are filling it, though. Like your meals, don;t use your phone while you are charging it. I won’t go into urban legends about that. This week you don’t need Snopes to know that being fully present in your body at each and every focus, meeting, or encounter will naturally make the ebb and flow you need to reap the treasures on your beach.
Remember, even in a card with no people, there is always one… You looking in through the portal.
Enjoy a playful experience on the Solstice, Friday the 21st, under the Sagittarius moon. Allow your Solstice to become a Psychic Synapse Bridge, a memorable milestone fully venturing you across into a new part of the year.
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