On this day, 25 years ago, I gave birth to my first daughter. Here is what I said about her last time. (And the one before that.) She is currently dealing with a plumbing situation that will (hopefully) be finished by the time they go out for drinks tonight. Fingers crossed.
Happy Happy Birthday, Hurricane! See you in a few short weeks. (So glad you liked your gifts.)For this momentous event, we’ve gone with the Special Occasion deck. (I did remember to pack that ahead of time.)
“Cockatoo ~ Illumination ~ 10
Some say that in the beginning there was perpetual darkness – a gentle Void, a blanket of nothingness that tenderly swathed the universal plains.
Within this fertile emptiness the Great Mother stirred, as if waking from eternal slumber. As though trying to recall some distant memory she began to unfold, twisting and churning, dreaming her self into fruition. She began to reach out into the darkness as a massive expanse of nurturing energy that seduced everything it encountered, willingly drawing all into her protective Womb.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo’s dark sister, the Black Cockatoo carries the Genetic Memory of this sacred time and, within her Dreaming, helps us to take control of our life by insisting that we grow at our own pace and learn what we need to know in our own time.
She encourages us to just sit in contemplation and wait for the mysteries of our life to unfold without consciously seeking answers. At the appropriate time, when our mind is still and our heart is at ease, Black Cockatoo passes the torch of illumination to her sister, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.
To have Sulphur-crested Cockatoo appear in your cards is an indication that you are being primed for clarity to dawn in relation to one or more aspects of your life, and for stability to once again reign supreme.
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo offers a time of illumination when truths will be revealed, when energy will flow more easily, and obstacles will begin to dissipate.
As a guardian of the East Gate and emissary of the sun, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo promises a time of mental clarity, clear vision, enhanced intuition, and stability.”
Let’s notice, first off, that the number here is symbolic of new cycles. As in, a new chapter, a new portion of life, a new beginning in some way. We’ve started down a new path, this is our validation that we are going in the proper direction. Remember, when we do this, we are rewarded.
As much as I keep saying I’m not all that fond of birds, turns out, I kinda am. I love the great big ones, and the (to me) supremely exotic. Having this one arrive for Han’s birthday is so lovely.
Today’s Daily Dog will be the oldest guy in residence. And you can usually find him here.
To quickly up date you on our travels, yesterday we went to a neighboring town, with much history. Some of it my own. But most of it actual facts.
We found a quilt shop (which is AWESOME, with Eugene connections!) and a frozen yogurt place. Then we went to see Cousin Brad, who got Emmy’s phone situation worked out. Thanks, Bradley!
Here are a few of the trees in this yard. (We grabbed some fruit for our breakfast on the first day.)
Dan’s dad also has citrus over at their house. THAT is one of the hugest things I miss about here.
Earlier today we went to a ball game. Sadly, “our” team lost. But it was still an adventure!
And as I’m writing this, our hostess is showing my daughter that Costco has booze. Oh, look.
They also have caskets. Well, that’s handy to know.
Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King
Foreign License Plates That I Saw In The Coliseum Parking Lot:
Missouri and Tennessee.