Do You Know The Boomerang Man?

I put out joy. Joy comes back. Joy is a boomerang. So is hate. So is anger.

I know what I want coming back to me. What about you?

Navigators Of The Mystic Sea Emperor
Navigators Of The Mystic Sea

I know the Boomerang Man. Not many people can say this but those of us who can generally grin when we say it. I met Rich of theboomerangman.com in 1976…maybe 75. He was out on my high school band’s practice field (no we didn’t own it…lots of people used it). I watched this guy whip a curved stick away from him only to have it return.

He saw me and asked if I wanted to try it. Oh the wicked man! I was so hooked on the hooks. I threw as often as I could. I purchased some fairly pricey ‘rangs too. Wish I had them still. I might go find a field and throw again.

He always laughed at me because I have a really weird throw. Instead of a straight arm throw, I cross my chest. Anyway! This Emperor from the Navigators of the Mystic Sea always makes me think of Rich.

Then there is this quote by Florence Scovel Shinn. She states, “The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.”

I’ve found this to be very true. Have you? It’s one of the reasons I watch what I say and do. I screw up…believe you me, I screw up. But the overriding theme in my life of seeking joy? That’s the one that comes back to me more than anything.

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I know what I want coming back to me. What about you?

Today I create joy. Today I open up to the good in the world. Today I laugh. Loved and loving, I love each of you. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Emperor, Navigators of the Mystic Sea, U.S. Games (OOP)

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Demons, Emperors & Rebels

I’ve made choices about the responsibilities I accept. Once accepted, it’s damned hard to put them down. This may be why I’m disinclined to …

This card makes me a bit uncomfortable. It’s a very different interpretation of this Major Arcana, isn’t it. that Eagle flying in makes me think of Prometheus’s punishment. Then the Rebel himself with his rainbow hair and rainbow cloak…or is that some feathered serpent? At his feet there is a chain with broken links. He could get up if he wanted to. Continue reading “Demons, Emperors & Rebels”

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The Tarot Nose

First note is masculine. I mean I smelled M-A-N when I popped the cap on this sample. Not stinky, just-did-150-reps-smell-me man, but earthy, working, honest man.

The Builder by Esscentual Alchemy

The Builder. The Emperor. He who is in charge of a lot of stuff. This is the fourth Major Arcana (or third if you follow the idea that the Fool is neither first nor last.)

Sweating ManFirst note is masculine. I mean I smelled M-A-N when I popped the cap on this sample. Not stinky, just-did-150-reps-smell-me man, but Continue reading “The Tarot Nose”

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Tarot in Nine Words: The Emperor

Rider Waite Smith EmperorThe Emperor is one of those cards that I fear. Odd, isn’t it? That I would fear a card not normally one of the “scary” cards in the Tarot? I think it is because I grew up in a fatherless home. My dad and mom divorced when I was three. Then daddy died in a car crash on my eleventh birthday. I idolized my father because he wasn’t there for me to learn in a real, human way.

When I came to Tarot and first saw the Emperor, I was reminded of a friend’s father who was incredibly cruel Continue reading “Tarot in Nine Words: The Emperor”

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Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Empress and the Emperor

The Fool (Rider Waite Smith)

If you are just joining the Fool in his travels through the Major Arcana, you might like to start with this Fool Meets The Magician And The High Priestess.

Our Fool danced along the path–his little white dog beside him. He liked to turn his head this way and that. He did this as much to see how the trees changed when he changed his perspective as to hear the merry jingle of the bells in his hat.

“Where are you going, Fool?” Continue reading “Musing on the Fool’s Journey: The Fool Meets the Empress and the Emperor”

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