Demeter, Helicopters + Hades

Do you think I’ll be welcome in Hell for what I said about helicopter moms?

DarkGoddess_5Coins001Today’s card features a Goddess I have mixed feelings for. I mean, yes, she’s all home and hearth and field and grain. But boy, did she put the hover in helicopter mother!

Most of us have a passing knowledge of the story of Demeter and her daughter Persephone. If you heard the version that I did, Hades is the big bad boy who stole her baby.

Well, let’s stop and think about that.

Here is Demeter gracing the Five of Earth. This card traditionally means loss of home and loss of money. Loss of family as well. So she is a good one for this card.

However, before y’all yank out your hankies to wipe your eyes, let’s consider this.

Persephone was abducted, or so we are told, by that rotten old Hades. Then her mother goes into serious shut down mode (no, that’s not a U.S. government dig) over this loss. Instead of doing something productive, she stops working.

Now, when Demeter stops working, it’s bad, y’all. No crops. No food. No nothing. So Zeus had to get involved. I see Zeus as the Olympus CEO. So he has to have a meeting with Demeter about her attitude.

When she tells him what’s what, he goes to his brother. His brother claims Persephone is happy where she is. Heck, she even ate some food.

That’s bad. You eat. You stay. Kind of like at a fairy banquet. Good news is she ate six pomegranate seeds (must be one of them-thar new-fangled diets, yo.) So Zeus mediates the conflict.

The final decision? Six months up and six months down–what you might call a split work shift.

I think Persephone was happy with her husband. I think our pretty little virgin Goddess got tired of being under mama D’s thumb and struck out on her own. I think the whole abduction thing was just a smear job by her mother. And it’s easy to do a smear job because most of us never go to the source being smeared. We just nod our heads and agree with the smearer. (Why do I suddenly want a bagel and schmear?)

The Five of Earth energy can be about loss and lack. But how often do we consider what caused the loss and lack? So someone’s parent kicked them out. Do you really think it’s all one sided? Sometimes it is (I personally know someone who was beaten and thrown out at the age of 14 for coming out to her folks). But I think more often than not, it’s a combination of things.

So today’s journal prompt may not be an easy one. “What am I doing to foster my feelings of lack and loss? How can I reroute that thinking into positive avenues of change?”

Seek joy, y’all! Pass it on.

Five of Earth, Dark Goddess Tarot, Ellen Lorenzi-Price, 2013

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October 2013 Tarotscopes

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So this month, I’m reading with the Dark Goddess Tarot. October promises to be a mixed bag!

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Tarotscopes 9/29-10/5/2013

Some of you got pretty direct ‘scopes this week. Let me know how you do? Oh, and a word of warning?

So this week, I am using a brand new deck. Yes, I’m a serial monogamist when it comes to decks. But this one is truly something else. My hands (left specifically) itched while working with them.

Like energy flowing out
Spirit needing to touch
Like connection flowing in
Deity needing to speak

Yeah. Like that.

Some of you got pretty direct ‘scopes this week. Let me know how you do? Oh, and a word of warning?

DO NOT PISS OFF ANY TAURUSES THIS WEEK. They are locked and loaded, darlings. Pet the bull. Be nice to the bull. And as the song goes, “Stay away from the bull. He can get real mean.” A favorite song of mine. 😀

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AQUARIUS SIREN OF WATER Beauty, step out of the dark. Let them see your light. Shower them with love. Your path is love’s path this week. Express.
PISCES THREE OF WATER Express yourself. Shake it like you mean it. Embrace joy. Hang on to your happy. No one can stop you from smiling now.
ARIES SEVEN OF AIR Use your brain, precious. Stealth may win over a frontal assault. Be subtle. Be a cobra not an elephant. Make it happen.
TAURUS STRENGTH Ain’t nobody messin’ wit’ you this week. Warn them? Hell, they’ve been warned. Time to show them why you’re a bull. Enough is enough.
GEMINI FIVE OF WATER Grief over loss could fill oceans. Don’t drown in it. Let it go. Flow is good. Release your bitter Betty inner bitch.
CANCER DEATH Stay strong. Changes must be made. Focus on healthy choices–emotionally + spiritually. Don’t hold on to bones. Bury them.please.
LEO SOVEREIGNTY Protect who matters most. Stand as guardian, sentinel, watcher for those you love. Time to offer your protection. Rule.
LIBRA HAG OF FIRE Don’t let fires go out. Sacrifices must be made to honor your past. Focus on how much you can get done. Force of nature, baby.
VIRGO WITCH OF EARTH Rule what you rule. Focus on what is your domain. Set boundaries. Enforce them. Join forces with like minds. Create your space.
SCORPIO MOON Embrace change. Ups, downs, in-betweens. You cycle naturally. Honor that. Let dark times be quiet reflections. Shhhh.
SAGITTARIUS MAGICIAN What can’t you make happen? 🙂 You are on a roll. Need it? You can get it. Strip yourself bear. You still have all the tools you need.
CAPRICORN WORLD In the palm of your hands lies the doorway to everything you need. Ask to receive. Understand how blessed you are.

Siren = Knight
Witch = Queen
Hag = King

Dark Goddess Tarot, Ellen Lorenzi-Price, 2013, Images used with permission. All right reserved. No further reproduction rights granted.

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Bitches With Whips

In the card’s background, there ten figures in various aspects of suffering. The Goddess wields her whip (an important tool for this particular Goddess in my fiction as well) as she moves forward. She pays no attention to the suffering around her. She’s moving on.

DarkGoddess_10SwordsToday’s card is from a brand-new deck that is making quite a stir in the Tarot world. And this random draw today made me smile even though the card’s message is not the most appealing.

You see, I’m writing a story that features one of the Erinye. That Erinye happens to be Destruction who is pictured here. The key words are very apropos to my story as well.

“Endure it or end it.”

How often have you found yourself in a situation where you are not content? Where it seems as if everything is conspiring against you?

What did you do?

Did you endure it complete with venting to friends so you didn’t blow your top?

Did you end it so you could get on with the job of being happy?

In the card’s background, there ten figures in various aspects of suffering. The Goddess wields her whip (an important tool for this particular Goddess in my fiction as well) as she moves forward. She pays no attention to the suffering around her. She’s moving on.

When you are in a craptastic situation, it can be very hard to get out. I know. I was in an abusive relationship for five years. Five long years where I had to move from thinking it was my fault to understanding that it was that person’s inability to process their own anger. I had allowed myself to be her emotional punching bag (and physical nearer the end). So I also had to deal with my own acceptance. In a way, it was similar to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s five stages of dying.

And it took a long time to end it even after I was out of it.

It’s a tough call from this card.

Endure it or end it.

So let’s take that as our journal prompt today.

“What situation am I enduring when I should be ending it?”

10 of Air, Dark Goddess Tarot, Arnell’s Art, 2013

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