Thoroughly and Efficiently

             Astrologically speaking, we have some excitement on the horizon.  In less than a week we’ll have three planets retrograding at the same time.  So yeah, what potential!

             The scenes from this morning were complicated, many layered.  What the Universe wants us to be aware of right now is that there’s SO much going on, it’s in our best interest to be ultra prepared.

Double checking.  Again.

             When a situation goes, it’s gonna go fast.  To be as prepared as possible, that’s the key.  Even if this means pulling everything out on the floor to start over.  Break it down, and bring it all back up, just to make sure it’s all done right.

             And back within our regular rotation around the card altar, we have an upside-down validation.  The point is, we absolutely must look closely, pay-fucking-attention, no excuses.

The Hierophant  ~  5

The Hierophant ~ 5

              Teacher/Student.  We learn and we instruct.  Every lesson runs both ways.  These are what this card tells me.  Usually.

             In this direction we have to look at why we aren’t seeing what needs to be taught or why we aren’t learning what needs to be addressed.  Are we leaning too much on one side or the other?  Are we not hearing what is being shared or are we expecting too much from someone who can’t deliver?

             As we make sure that our *i*s are dotted and our *t*s are crossed, going into the next few weeks, we need also look within.  When a power imbalance appears, we have to be even MORE careful of the details.

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

FLP Report:

doesn’t include a photo this time.  But it does begin with a strange government issue plate, which was in the shape of a state I’m unfamiliar with (which is basically ALL states except Oregon, California, and Hawaii), followed by a Florida (orange!), one that might have been New Hampshire and one that might have been Tennessee (with an illegal frame that was obscuring the entire top of that plate), and  a lone Pennsylvania.

Bright and Dark

            Our channeled message, daily draw, and directed meditation are much intertwined today  It’s all about the ups and downs of this journey we’re on.  And how we manage them.

             As we walk our path, we know it won’t always be smooth and trouble-free, and yet, the rough patches, with unbeautiful views still aren’t our favorite spots.  They can weigh on us.  Sometimes the difficult lessons simply overwhelm us.

Light Finding

             The important reminder right now is that the down feelings don’t last.  We do learn, and we do move forward.   The light does return.

            Ever brighter, as we spiral upwards.  Today we have our situation, our message, and assistance.  What a gift.

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“Shame  ~  35  ~  Divine Healers

Judgment, Severity, Self-Loathing, Poverty

You are at risk of falling under the spell of self-criticism because of poor choices or learned behavior, and this is bringing on the energy of shame.  You can always tell when this soul-deadening vibration is present because it causes you to unconsciously pull back from others (and the loving support of the Universe) and become isolated.

It’s quite possible at this time to believe that the world is against you, making you want to hide, withdraw, or push it away.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  You are your own worst enemy at this time, as the Universe never stops loving or supporting you.  Nor have the people around you stopped loving you, even if you’ve made terrible mistakes . . . . after all we’re all guilty of this at times.

Your Divine Healers surround you, holding you in affection and unconditional love as you struggle to regain your self-esteem.  They ask you to remember that being here on Earth is like being in a classroom – you’re here to progress, and you’ll make many mistakes along the way.  That’s part of your learning process and necessary for your growth.

Your Divine Healers ask you to open your heart and forgive your mistakes – there’s no mistake too great nor any error so grave that it can’t be forgiven.  Pray for them to help you rise above your self-criticism and reenter the flow of the Universe.

Make an effort to see yourself with the same love that they see you with.   Stop judging yourself.  Make amends and apologize where necessary, and move on.  Their message to you

Live and Learn.”

Today’s Deck:

Ask Your Guides Oracle Cards by Sonia Choquette

Today’s Sharing:

is from THIS (phone, tablet) resource, in answer to my question of what will help us most.

“White Light  ~  Chakra Activation

Your chakras, or energetic centers, are essential in accessing and translating the higher realms of spirit into physical form.  Through your open and activated chakras, you are able to lift in vibration to connect with your Guardian Angles, Spirit Guides of the Light, Archangels, Ascended Masters, and directly with Source.

When the chakras become blocked through negativity or disuse, not only are you blocked from the realms of spirit . . . . you are likely to experience symptoms in your physical body as a result of blocked or out of balance chakras as well.

A simple practice to cleanse and activate your chakras is this.  Quiet your mind, and begin to feel your energy center, and then ground to the earth.  Feel your oneness with earth, and with All That Is.  Now imagine divine white light flowing up from the core of the earth.

Allow this light to enter in through the bottom of your feet.  Allow the light to flow up, opening, balancing and activating your root chakra, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakra which are all united in white light.  Now continue to lift up and into the light, into direct presence with Source and All That Is.

This fully opens and activates your chakras for the highest and greatest good.

And so it is.”

A real fixer-upper.

             Get out your tool belts and construction equipment, today’s message is all about the DIY.  There was only one word that I woke up to.  And it was as clear as an energy efficient, double-insulted window replacement.

Remodel.

             Since we’re not able to “move” from this location (body), we are being reminded that it’s up to us to get the upgrades going.  (Okay, we could move [check out], but that’s more like burning down the house and rebuilding anew.)

             We have a blueprint, and all of our permits, we just need to keep everything in working/functional/up-to-date order.

             Move around a bit, eat what we need, stay hydrated, seek joy, ask for help.  You know, all the regular things.  But right now, it’s super more-important-than-usual to be aware of them all.  And to do our best with what we’re given.

             In fact, on our card altar, I was encouraged to leave the regular rotation so that we wouldn’t miss any of the smallest signs which may be directly in front of us.

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“Details, Details  ~  43  ~

‘The most powerful patterns are created with the tiniest details.  

Pay attention’

This is the time to be aware of the fine print in all areas of your life.  Look at the details and leave the broad strokes for another time.  

When this card appears in a reading, it’s a sign to finesse a project, make small but meaningful gestures, or add a personal touch to your correspondence.

Be aware that what you need to know lies in the details.  If you’re entering into an agreement of any kind, pay attention to them before, not after, when it’s too late.  Clarity and transparency are key.

You can gain great understanding by observing the minute body language, offhand remarks, and fleeting facial expressions that reveal the larger picture.”

             Additional note, we are entering The Shadow Phase tonight, Mercury is going retrograde in 7 days.  So, this draw was even more timely than usual.

Today’s Deck:

The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is this view, from a recent meal out.

Non-alcoholic

Not-alcoholic, and just plain pretty.

             The term “non-drinker” is a misnomer.  I DO drink, I just don’t ingest anything fermented or distilled.  A lovely cocktail like this (some sparkling water with citrus essence and a twist or two of lemons and limes), simple and refreshing, can absolutely make my entire day.

Adjustingly So

             Build a scene in your mind’s eye.  It’s of a desk, with an old book on it.  Open to the title page.

             In complicated and overly flourished script you can read that this tome is of our progress, our spiritual and mental evolution.  A human journey.

             That’s exactly what I was shown this morning.  Because we need to keep talking about our physical lives, and how we make them work.

Continuing Adaptiveness

             This, our embodied adventure here on the physical plane, is part of our soul’s education.  We put on the shell of a person, wearing it like a new outfit for Back To School.  We (hopefully) learn the lessons that we planned on our blueprint before we arrived.

             But as we move through our days (and weeks, and months, and years), we have to adjust.  That sense of the flexible is our message right now.  That ability to continually adapt and accept and acquire knowledge as we go along.

             The double draw on our card altar right now continues this theme.  With a reversed image, it means that we are close to understanding, but it’s still not quite there yet.  The more we Release, Relax, and Receive, the more that angle will shift to direct.

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“Past Lives  ~  XVIII  ~  Major Arcana

The hands of existence form the shape of the female genitals, the opening of the cosmic mother.  Revealed within are many images, faces from other times . . . .

This is a wake-up call, the events in your life are trying to show you a pattern as ancient as the journey of your own soul.

Innocence  ~  XIX  ~  Major Arcana

The innocence that comes from a deep experience of life is childlike, but not childish.  The innocence of children is beautiful, but ignorant.  It will be replaced by mistrust and doubt as the child grows and learns that the world can be a dangerous and threatening place.  

But the innocence of a life lived fully has a quality of wisdom and acceptance of the ever-changing wonder of life.”

Today’s Deck:

Osho Zen Tarot

Foreign License Plate Report:

begins with this view.

Michigan!

Michigan!

           And continues with two that got past me (one had blue letters and one had red letters), plus a Texas example featuring dolphins (!!), a single (possibly seen twice) Alberta, and one Ohio.

Orderly-ish

            Not everyone is good at following the rules.  I’m one of those.  So probably that’s why my lessons are still so difficult to get through.

             This morning’s message was a reminder to individuals like me, that there’s things we can change and control, and there’s things we simply can not.

Nature’s Patterning

             Whether we like a season or despise it, it’s there.  Then, three to four months later, another one rolls around.  The old one is now gone.  For a year.

             Whether we go places on our weekends or not, they end and they come back around again.  Time.  It’s just what it is.

             We adapt and accept, or we fight and struggle.  Neither changes the Laws of Nature.  But doing it the “easy” way causes us less stress.  We have choices.  And we have chosen this route we’re currently on.

             There’s a concept that some folks have about how everything is completely random and that we are merely pawns on a board.  My Virgo mind rejects their idea, harshly.  Partly because I’ve seen and felt the order and partly because that’s just too mean and senseless a way to run something as massive and complicated as our Universe.

             There is a pattern.  There is structure.  It’s up to us how we want to live in it.

             On our card altar today, continuing within the regular rotation, a guide has appeared.  He’s here to give us aid, to lend assistance in seeing where we’re going, and how we can get there, in a sacred way.

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“The Eagle King  ~  12  ~  

the big picture, angelic help

The Eagle King is a sign that your highest destiny is within reach.  You are on the right path now, even if you can’t see where you’re going.

The Eagle King soars high above the mountains and valleys of life and is able to see the big picture when you seem to be lost in a bit of a fog.  He makes a formidable Ally as he takes your prayers up toward the sun and releases them to the Divine.  They will be answered for the highest good of all.

It is a fortunate omen when the Eagle King decides to be your Ally.”

             Even though this one flipped direct, it felt like we needed to see both sides.  So, here’s the reversed description.

The Eagle King challenges you to see a higher purpose to events.  Not everything is meant to come to pass according to your specifications.  If you can’t see the forest for the trees, stand back for a while and let the Eagle King fly high on your behalf.

Perhaps it’s time to speak to someone who has objectivity and an ability to see the bigger picture where you don’t.  Just remember that even when things don’t go the way you expect, there’s always a reason for the detour.”

Today’s Deck:

Wisdom Of The Hidden Realm Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

Today’s Sharing:

is this view from my first attempt.

A second life for CELERY!

A second life for CELERY!

             I heard about how you could re-grow the center stalk on some website (which is now alluding me).  The one pictured here is now in a pot with good dirt, on the back deck, while another sits in the windowsill, starting to sprout.  How big will they get?  I have no idea.  But I’ll keep you posted.