It was one of those what-direction-are-you-going-? type of card flips today. And not much else. Well, not much else very spiritual. In the physical realm, there was bunches.
For example, pool class. Where five of us seriously kicked ass. And running around like a crazy person (with resident four-legged-pal in tow) trying to get some emergency laundry done for J.D. (He bought me dinner [and a brownie], with a To Go box for his dad, totally worth it.) But wait, let’s back up to the water movement.
There’s a running joke amongst us select few, and today, she didn’t show up. (No, I am NOT being mean.) One woman is almost as good about being there as I am, except . . . . she doesn’t DO ANYTHING! Oh hold on, yes she does. She talks. She talks MORE than me! I know, difficult to believe, but oh so true.
She is only moderately distracting as I’m shouting out our exercises, because I just yell right over the top of her. For some others though (like a few who have hearing issues), she can derail their work-outs, and that’s annoying. Tonight, she was nowhere to be found, so the rest of us moved our asses and really made our hour count. It was lovely.
Wanna know what else is lovely? A funny little dog. Earlier Max and I wandered some parking lots while we waited for our date to show up. And then when we got home, we played one of his favorite games (I pretend to chase him while he drags Hedgehog or Purple Dinosaur or Pink Holiday Stocking around, sometimes burying it under pillows or bedding or assorted garments that are lying around, very often running at full speed). So now, he’s exhausted.
One day last week our next door neighbor showed up on the porch. He was getting some new office furniture and wanted to know if we’d like any of the old stuff. Here’s the thing with this guy, he has REALLY nice shit! So I ALWAYS say yes. Remember the anniversary gift of living room couches from years ago? (Also, ya know, I have a problem with chairs.)
So, anyHOO, he and I drive this wheelie sitter over here from his house to mine, and when Dan gets home from work I make him drag it downstairs. Then I take mine back from the dog. Or so I thought. He wouldn’t sit on the new upholstery. WTF?! I sat in it, when I wasn’t on my knee-stool*. Then I moved some crap around the next day and forgot about the entire situation.
*HERE’s a link to one, if you aren’t familiar with them. I got mine for free about 18 years ago when ANOTHER neighbor was moving. See? A chair addiction is serious!
Turns out, all I had to do was put some messy-ness there, and he was all over it. Literally. He climbed up like he was King Of The Mountain. Fine. At least he’s cute. And I have my two seats back.
On to our crooked card. All I know at this point is that it came up NOT direct. That was what I heard. Let’s look at it and see if she’ll tell us more.
The Empress ~ 3
She’s a favorite, and should be. Her fertility and compassion are Universally known and appreciated. She’s generous and she is All Loving. But she’s also, once in a while, so enigmatic that she can be a bit of a challenge.
I looked up what some others have to say about this one, and got (three times) “unraveling of involved matters” as well as some other references to the spinning wheel so clearly seen in this illustration. Which, for me is, is kind of special. I’ve been doing this for a very long time now, decades (lifetimes!) and yet, I still receive the gift of surprises.
That weaving and creating symbolism is our key point right now. The way we put together or take apart is what we need to focus on. Are we smoothly blending our fibers? Or are we snarling our threads and yarn to such a degree that we will have to cut the mistake out and begin all over again?
We all create, whether as art, crafts, word arranging, or any other example on the planet. It’s part of our lesson here as embodied creatures, we MAKE things. We do work that MATTERS. In the doing of it all, are we going against the grain or are we flowing with the nap? Those are the questions we need to be addressing.
If we have trouble with the answers, ask The Empress. She will gladly provide the assistance we require. And she will do it with a caring so deep that we can’t help but feel embraced and adored.
Robin Wood Tarot
LateNight So Freaking Cute:
I know nothing about anything inter-web-y, but I DO know that I can grab pictures off the tweeties sometimes. So I did.