Drugs, Tea & Crankiness

Today’s cards are a very clear Elemental Dignity grouping. One thing that I keep forgetting/omitting/ignoring is that the center card is the one to pay attention to. The message of that card is strengthened or weakened by the flanking cards.

I’m using the Simply Deep Tarot (Schiffer Publishing 2012) by Chanel Bayless and James Battersby. The imagery is intriguing. I like the borders that are colored the same for each suit even though they present me with a visual problem when I shuffle. More on that when I review the deck. Continue reading “Drugs, Tea & Crankiness”

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Rising, Fear & Focus

So today I see rising up and rising up which is interesting since today’s card on my Facebook business page was about rising above. Tarot and the Universe seem to be conspiring with me about my need to focus on my Pollyanna life which I’ve written about before.

Without knowing what ED (Elemental Dignity) the HPS was, I guessed at water. I looked it up and was right. Of course the Mary-El Tarot’s depiction of the HPS is a very watery one so that helped. With two cups, that makes this a very strong 7 of Cups day. In the class that I’m teaching, we have a discussion about different ways we saw the 7 of Cups so I’m amused that it shows up today.

For me, the 7 of Cups is about emotional choices and buying in. But Marie White doesn’t depict that with her dark wolf with the full moon behind. With my other job as a paranormal erotica writer (gasp, oh no! Arwen writes sexy books?), this card makes me think of werewolves.

I do lCypress Treesove the two cards on either side. The Six of Cups surges upwards from the water. He is a winged merman perhaps with lobster claws to pinch. The HPS rises up but she is connected to the water as she hovers in the air. It is almost as though this is the same figure in a way. Her hands are not hands so much as roots diving back into the water. She makes me think of a cypress tree with that imagery.

Other similarities between the 6 of Cups and our HPS card are the bubbles on his head and the water on hers. Almost a yin/yang thing here.

Turning to the incredibly detailed Mary El Tarot book, I find this about these three cards:

6 of Cups: Uriel solves challenges by reaching deep into the depths of the self for the answers, by trusting and helping the true self rise to the surface, by exposing that which was previously hidden,repressed or locked away. By Growing.

7 of Cups: Truth is wide, vision is narrow. Focus your vision on what you desire, not what you fear.

High Priestess: We have a darkness within us, places that we can’t easily see.

So all of these cards, strangely enough, have a theme of fear for me. Trust is the other side of fear in many cases which is what I think the 6 of Cups points to and the 7 of Cups emphasizes. Then the HPS reminds us that the darkness is natural and expected.

I see this as a reminder that I need to do as the 7 of Cups commands and focus on what I desire. Because when I focus on fear, that grows exponentially until I have no control over my emotions. I go from “situation normal” to “situation fubar” in about 0-60.

You?

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Worry, Happiness & Notecards

Today’s three cards (no positions) are the 10 of Swords/Ruin (Air), XI Lust (Fire?) and XVII Star (Air?). I can see that I really need to memorize the Elemental Dignities of the Majors. Because I am not doing any positions, the only card that is important is the Continue reading “Worry, Happiness & Notecards”

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Control, Inspiration & Overdoing It

More on Arwen’s exploration of the Elemental Dignities.

Continuing on with the Elemental Dignities work, I am now using the Rosetta Tarot. Yes, I finally unwrapped it. For those who aren’t in on this joke, when I got this deck, I couldn’t get past the Fool card. It was so full of symbols and meaning. Truly couldn’t stop staring at it. 😀 I finally made myself unwrap it. Did the initial flip-through yesterday. The Death card in this deck is Continue reading “Control, Inspiration & Overdoing It”

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Ouroboros, Home & Baphomet

Oh, what is written on the 9 of Disks’ arms is the Latin terms solve and coagula. This means to dissolve and coagulate, which are opposing alchemical processes. Fascinating.

Thoughts? Comments? Insights?

Back to Elemental Dignities I go. I went up to see my honey this weekend which included an amazing hike in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. I was rejuvenated.

I pulled this triad late but focused on today as the information I was looking to access. My, but I was suprised. 😀 Continue reading “Ouroboros, Home & Baphomet”

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Geese, Badgers & Mary

So today’s Elemental Dignity reading moves to another deck. It’s not that I don’t adore the Mary-El. I’m finding it almost too trance-inducing–if that makes sense. I needed to move back to a deck that I know. To quote Alison Cross of This Game of Thrones, I needed to get into my

So today’s Elemental Dignity reading moves to another deck. It’s not that I don’t adore the Mary-El. I’m finding it almost too trance-inducing–if that makes sense. I needed to move back to a deck that I know. To quote Alison Cross of This Game of Thrones, I needed to get into my Continue reading “Geese, Badgers & Mary”

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Loins, Lions & Nipples

Today’s three cards are all Major Arcana. I tend to see that as forces outside of my control. In other words, it looks like the Universe wants to play with my hula hoop.

Today’s three cards are all Major Arcana. I tend to see that as forces outside of my control. In other words, it looks like the Universe wants to Continue reading “Loins, Lions & Nipples”

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Cold, Bold & Holy

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Today’s three card draw brings back an old friend. Well as old as a friend can be when I’ve only known this deck for four days. 😐 Still, this card has been showing up a lot for me with the Mary-El Tarot. I will pay more attention to the book this time.

Today’s Elemental Dignities are Earth/Fire/Fire which is a strong Continue reading “Cold, Bold & Holy”

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Daily, Dignity & Dawn

My reason for doing this is my utter mind balk in yesterday’s Tarot Meetup about using a specific Tarot method.

I’ve decided to set myself a goal of doing daily readings for a period of thirty days. I may or may not post them here in my blog. Part of what I am going to work on is learning how Elemental Dignities come into play. This could mean that I will have multiple posts some days–oh the horror.

My reason for doing this is my utter mind balk Continue reading “Daily, Dignity & Dawn”

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