Bayou Tarot: Page of Pentacles

When is a waterfowl the Page of Pentacles? Arwen’s Bayou #Tarot explains.

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Bayou Tarot Page of Pentacles
Bayou Tarot Page of Pentacles

#affirmation Here’s another one from my Bayou Tarot since Storm Dancer asked so nicely. I’m not sure what kind of waterfowl this is. It might be what I know as a “pull-du” which are birds that kind of fold up to dive into the water.

I see this as the Page of Pentacles. He’s a seeker. He’s got a mission though so he’s not as dreamy as that Page of Cups. This bird knows where he is heading.

I love the reflection in this one as well. It makes me think thing my little Page of Pentacles knows his inner worth. He is learning the valuable lesson of not selling himself short. He can’t ignore his inner drive when it is right there looking back at him.

Sometimes my inner drive takes a holiday. Does yours? Today I’m fighting off illness. I have too much to do! I’ve already worked several hours of overtime. If I cave in to call in sick, I’ll lose those hours as over time. My inner self balks at that!

Today’s affirmation

I grit my teeth. I get through it. Whatever it is, I get through it. I drive forward following my personal goals. I focus on the end result to get myself through this day. Determined, focus, driven are my words for today.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Page of Pentacles, Bayou Tarot, Stephanie Arwen Lynch-Poe

Rants, Wrong Decks + Focus

There’s not a thing wrong with this deck. In fact, this deck is one of the enduring popular ones. It just doesn’t do a thing for me really. And why is that? It’s colorful and the images are rich.

SacredRose_11Pentacles001Today’s card is from a deck I don’t really use. It’s one that is on the list to sell if I ever get around to selling off my collection.

There’s not a thing wrong with this deck. In fact, this deck is one of the enduring popular ones. It just doesn’t do a thing for me really. And why is that? It’s colorful and the images are rich.

They just don’t speak to me.

When I try to read with a deck that I don’t connect with, it’s like stuffing a round peg in a square hole. A much smaller square hole at that.

I used to smile and nod when someone said something I didn’t agree with. Then I went through a period where Arwen had to have her say. I didn’t really care how mean or cruel I was. I let my Scorpio moon fly.

These days, I choose what I rant about. I’m more careful. Part of that is because of some of the organizations I represent. But more of it is because it is just tiring.

Our little Page of Pentacles is very focused on his task at hand. A glittering gold rose rises up at his call.

Instead of going off about honest mistakes and Mercury Retrograde, I think I’ll focus on my upcoming eCourse. It will be 33 days of lessons, prompts and handouts to help you write your book. It’s over forty thousand words but broken down into smaller chunks.

Like this rose with all of its petals, I know those who purchase this self-guided eCourse will put the pieces together for something amazing. I can’t wait to see what blooms.

What about you? What are you focused on right now that is good? That is clean and without negativity? Let’s try to get through this Mercury Retrograde without too much sturm und drang, shall we?

Today’s journal prompt is, “How can I vent in a self-empowering way without dragging myself down into their mud?”

Page of Pentacles, Sacred Rose Tarot, U.S. Games

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Frowns, Situations & Health

And I’m here to tell you that it works. It WORKS, y’all. I had a goal. I knew what steps I needed to take towards it. I took the first step and BOOM, that goal is now ticked off on my list.

Whimsical_11PentaclesToday’s card reminds me that business must be attended to. This time of year finds many of us doing the day-to-day of gathering receipts, checking last year’s revenues, preparing for our taxes. When I drew this card from the adorable Whimsical Tarot (Dorothy Morrison and Mary Hanson-Roberts), I frowned.

Yes, frowned. I mean who wants to talk about business like this? Counting. Stacking. Evaluating.

But the Page of Pentacles knows that if you don’t do this, things pile up. Things get out of hand. He, or she, is the slow, steady type. The one you can depend on. That part of ourselves that does what has to be done.

I’m in a situation like that now. Not about money, but about another area that this suit rules. That’s physical health. I have a toothache.

No. That’s not exactly right.

I HAVE A FREAKING PAIN IN MY MOUTH THAT IS TAKING OVER MY LIFE.

Yeah, that’s more like it. I left work yesterday to go to an emergency dental appointment. I left that appointment with words I didn’t want to hear. Extraction. Times four.

Sigh. I have bad teeth and don’t take care of them on a good day. My confession for 2013. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am going to lose teeth because of this. My Page of Pentacles self is shaking a finger at me reminding me of what I should have done.

Should’ve.
Would’ve.
Could’ve.

The dentist tells me that my diabetes probably contributed to this. I’m working on forgiving myself today. I mean I can’t dial back 30 years and fix this. ๐Ÿ˜€ So I can either beat myself up for it OR I can address it and move forward.

Slow and steady. This is also addressed in that workbook+planner I’m in love with. 2013Calendar

WHAT? You didn’t think I wouldn’t mention that, did you? ๐Ÿ˜€ The business version is rocking my world. It focuses on the steps to take to be successful. It isn’t all “pie in the sky” telling you all you have to do is use affirmations.

Nope. This is about dreams + plans of action + actionable steps + check lists + to-do books.

And I’m here to tell you that it works. It WORKS, y’all. I had a goal. I knew what steps I needed to take towards it. I took the first step and BOOM, that goal is now ticked off on my list.

CHECKED!
DONE!
FINITO!
In the bag, baby.

So I want you to get this workbook+planner. You can get either version for $9.95 or both for $14.95. I have both. I’m finding both invaluable for different reasons.

Because I want you to get this, I’m sweetening the pot with a free eBook. This is the eBook that is currently being illustrated by….no, not yet. I can’t tell you yet. I want to tease a bit more! But you will get the unillustrated version AND the illustrated version once it’s ready. Free. Because I love you and want you to have this magical workbook+planner. That’s right. Love. You.

So what will it take for you to join me on this quest to make 2013 an incredible year? Click here to get this party started.

Page of Pentacles, Whimsical Tarot, US Games, 2000

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

P. to the S. My tooth hurts less after making this confession. Maybe that energy needed to be released, eh?