Last night’s post went up late, because we got a late start on our day, and everything continued to be tardy.  Today has had similar timing.  Not good nor bad, simply how things are rolling.

             But it relates to what I was shown this morning and what I recently read in our local paper.  There was a letter to the editor last week by a person who talked about how it’s a fairly new concept to assign violent phrases for the describing of weather.  Deciding, for us all, whether the meteorological happenings are good or bad.

             Those are judgements.  And not everyone’s opinion.  Perhaps rain showers wouldn’t be the best climatic conditions for some situations.  That does not make this condition bad, in and of itself.

             Would I prefer to ride my bike when the sun is shining?  Sure, but not if I was living under drought conditions and we needed the moisture.  Subjective, all of it.

             Much like when a retrograding Mercury* steps in to intentionally slow us down with valuable lessons, it’s all in how we look at the situation.  It’s all in the perception.

*Which, in case you were wondering (or counting down the days), returns direct on 2-28 at 6 a.m.

             We are reminded of where to assign importance.   And where to simply Accept, and move on.

Don’t let the small obstacles derail your entire train.

             Did you ever put pennies on railroad tracks as a kid?  And then go back to get them, when they’d been flattened by the weight and power of all those wheels?

             Our small coins did not cause those trains to jump tracks and crash    That’s the point of this message.  On our journey there will be crap in the way.  We need to realize this.  Road debris happens.

             Some of it will be harmless (but annoying) and some will be huge and life-changing.  Lots of it will be somewhere in between.   On our card altar right now, we’re being directed to a way in which we can deal with this lesson in an empowered way.

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“Bull  ~  Tarbh  (pronounced as Tarv)  ~

Wealth, Potency, Beneficence

The card shows a bull roaring, with three cranes circling in the air above, and with the leaves of a willow tree in the foreground.  Two Celtic monuments, carved in the first century, both show a bull with three cranes and a willow tree.

The cranes in the card remind us that, although the bull is an animal representing the earth, he is also linked with the sky and the heavens.  We see the bull’s testes which remind us of the association of the bull with fertility and virility.

Early Druid shaman-rattles were shaped in the form of bull’s testes, and one is shown lying on the grass.  To the left we see a Bronze-Age Druid horn, whose sound mimics the bull’s roar.

Trabh mediates the influences of Taranis, the Jupiter-like god of the Druids, whose beneficence and expansiveness can bring you the opportunity for a rich and abundant life.  The Bull is a symbol of wealth and as such it is auspicious to draw this card when considering financial matters.

But remember that the ancient ones were wise enough to understand that true wealth is to be found in the heart and the soul first, and only then in the material world.

The Bull represents fertility, potency, abundance, and prosperity, but these things can sometimes take a while to achieve.  If you need to work steadfastly in trying circumstances for a considerable period of time in order to achieve your goals, the bull will help you to do this without becoming drained or depressed.”

Today’s Deck:

The Druid Animal Oracle – Working With The Sacred Animals Of The Druid Tradition by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Bill Worthington

Today’s Sharing: 

is this beautiful (and tiny) representation of our whole world.  (How timely.)

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Peace on Earth.
(Get it?)

             Made of recycled glass near Mt Shasta.  It has the most wonderfully sacred feel to it.  And yes, all of the continents (plus major islands) are there, correctly and proportionately.

3 thoughts on “Strong, Sure, and Non-Judge-y

  1. Two cool things! I love the earth, and I really enjoy this deck. I also like the reminder of when/where to assign importance, and remember that not everything is an earth-shattering event.

    I’m always glad when I see that we’ve come around to that stack, too.

    11:11 p.m.

  2. I was talking to someone just the other day how nice it would be if we could send all our extra moisture west. We’ve had over double our usual snowfall here and are having flooding issues. Too bad there isn’t some way to even this all out across the country.

    Yeah, little crap can really get in the way mentally. I try just to step on it and keep moving. Sometimes, though, when I’m getting “nickeled and dimed” to death, I wish just one “big thing” would happen and get it over with. *Snort.* I had somewhere I was going with this but got pulled away by critter issues. And whatever it was flew right out of my head. *sigh* So no deep thoughts here today. (Caffeine, I need more caffeine…)

    Where did you get that beautiful marble?

    Hm, I never thought of it as a marble. 😕

    Here is the place, he has a new website, but it’s terrible. The shop is lovely though.

    11:16 p.m.

  3. These days I’m struggling so much with the little crap that I don’t make it to the bigger crap. And I tend to assign negatives to everything. And I feel passive and powerless. I can really use some Trabh magic in my life right now. Lots of it.

    Love the marble SO MUCH! Do you carry it in your pocket? Then you can pull it out at whim and sing “I’ve got the whole world, in my hands ….”

    I carried my tiny world around with me in a cloth bag that I made a few years ago, with two other sacred items, because I hardly ever have pockets. Then I set it on the card altar. I might put it back in the bag later.

    11:17 p.m.

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