You may have noticed that Corina and I sometimes make mention of a guy named Henry. He’s a very cool card reader, and lightworker*. I invite you to watch his stuff. If he’s not a good match for you, that’s fine. Daniel doesn’t love to listen to him, not a problem. Many of us find that his information is very helpful. The reason I bring him up today is because he uses several of the same decks we do.
*That is a word that I’ve recently become aware of, and am unsure of right now. Also, a special note to my son: text me or your father before you investigate any of these videos.
In our rotation we’ve come around to the cards that not everyone adores. It’s one of the decks Henry uses on a regular basis, which I find really intriguing, because he reads in a similarly positive way as I do. This set came up completely reversed, but I photographed it direct so you could see the pictures. I’m just going to give the very basics from the guidebook, then move on to more of my own interpretation, due to the contrary lay out.
“Ice-olation ~ 3 ~ Clouds: The Mind
The rainbow-colored tears on this person’s face hold the key ….. It’s okay to cry, and there is no reason to feel ashamed of your tears. Crying helps us to let go of pain, allows us to be gentle with ourselves, and finally helps us to heal.
Maturity ~ Ace ~ Rainbows: The Physical
This figure ….. has come to a time of centerdness and expansiveness ….. all of life’s experiences have brought him to this time of perfection ….. When you draw this card, know well this moment carries a gift ….. your base is solid now, success and good fortune are yours for they are the outcome of what has already been experienced within.
The Miser ~ 4 ~ Rainbows: The Physical
This card challenges us to look at what we are clinging to, and what we feel we posses that is so valuable it needs to be protected by a fortress ….. whatever we’re holding on to, remember that you can’t take it with you. Loosen your grip and feel the freedom and expansiveness sharing can bring.”
Taking into consideration the fact that these are transitioning cards (the reversed factor here) it feels as though we’ve been told this all before. We know these things, and this is merely a gentle reminder to stay on course. None of this is breaking news, and much of it is work we’ve already begun and are doing well.
(Or, even if we’re not doing it well, we ARE trying very hard.)
What the Universe wants us to know now is that we CAN make it to the other side. With our belongings in tact (without becoming all Hoarder-like), with our healing on track (without becoming a sobbing wreck), traveling safely along our paths, arriving at our destinations feeling well-balanced and at ease. Basically this trio is validating our efforts. And that feels great.
On the Mercury Retrograde front, so far so good, for me right now. A few small things have been confusing. But I feel so blessed not to be THIS PERSON that I’m saying my gratitudes in a big loud voice.
I’m also working on fine-tuning an old skill (very retrograde-friendly activity), expanding it in a new way: Tarot readings of past lives, how current relationships mesh with (or don’t) other life relationships. (Thanks to Kewl Kate for the idea!)
This is the difficult part of the week for my Maximum Grand Dog, his girl is knee-deep in long days and other people’s pets.
He had a super fun time last night, and the evening before, when we went out (after Dan was done with work) for our dark stroll around the neighborhood. But now, he’d just like it if I left him alone while he waits for Empress to show up. (All of that recent thunder didn’t help his mood much either.)
Osho Zen Tarot
I’ve been slightly remiss in keeping up with my Seattle kid (she was here, dammit) and I don’t know how many of you follow her personal blog. But she’s got a new one posted, as well as a terrific selection of photos from last weekend.