Preservation and Safety.

             Astrologically speaking, we have several events coming and going (check my regularly updated, helpful reminder boxes <—– over there).  However, since that’s not really my strongest area of expertise, I encourage everyone to check out Sarah’s place.  If you haven’t already made this one of your daily stops, please do.  Her take on what is going on around us is extremely helpful.

             Also, it’s not just me this time, I know it.  Others must be noticing it too.  In the past few days the weather has just BOOM! gone from summer to fall.  Which makes sense, the Equinox is only a few days away.  But still, I could absolutely feel it in the air, and I had to turn my lights on for the ride home from class this evening.

             When I got out of bed earlier, stretching and waking up before my window, there were definitely more orange leaves in my view than even yesterday.  I wasn’t discouraged though, because our message wouldn’t let me be.

Find the important/beautiful spots in your day,

and treasure them.

             Which is precisely what I did, from that exact point on.  (Not that my day was bad, though.)  As I later stood in front of our card altar I was directed to jump back into the regular rotation.

             This one may not be my favorite illustration, but what he’s telling us is continuing the previous theme.  Obviously that makes the importance level high.

oracle cards, the metal king

“The Metal King  ~  37  ~

discipline, armor, boundaries

Ally:  The Metal King is strong and arrives to lend you his impenetrable shield of protection.  No matter who sends you criticism or jealously, you will not be hurt.

This Ally also prompts  you to think about setting healthy boundaries.  When you do – no matter how uncomfortable that task may be – everyone will benefit   He asks you to make sure you know where you end and another begins.  Others’ emotions are not yours, no matter how empathic you may be.

Another of the Metal King’s messages is to remind you how important it is to have a healthy sense of self-esteem.  It’s a good time to shine and be proud of what you have accomplished.”

             It’s been a while since the Contrary angle was suggested, but that’s the case today.  Here’s the other side of this one.

“Challenger:  Be mindful of codependency and enmeshment when the Metal King comes as your Challenger.  He’s inviting you to address how overwhelmed you may be around other people.  Do you pick up their feelings like a sponge?  Do you feel you need to heal them so that you feel better?

Get grounded.  Be clear about your own personal boundaries, and restrain yourself when you feel like jumping in to help without being asked.  This is also a warning against forming unhealthy relationships in any area of your life.”

             Good info, from both directions.  I especially like that he has brought his armour to keep us safe, from whoever or whatever happens along.

Today’s Deck:

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

Today’s Mileage:

was up to the pool and back in only 22 minutes 57 seconds, just 3.872 miles, at an average speed of 10.1 MPH.

Continued Sharing From The Wedding Weekend:

includes this shot of Horsetail Falls, off of Hwy 84’s scenic bypass (the old road, in other words).

Horsetail falls

With Dan taking his own pic, for perspective.

             There are three (I think) official falls along that road, and a couple of spillovers.  It’s a gorgeous drive, any time of year.  We plan on going back that way again, when we aren’t in such a rush.  (And possibly hiking some of them.)

Cloudy.

             Last night, and again today, I spent some time researching Facebook business pages.  I have come to no conclusion, but I appreciate everyone’s suggestions.  I’ll keep you updated on where my research takes us.

             It was a yoga-at-the-gym day for me and Ryon.  Improvements are being made, on both mental and physical levels, for us both.  That’s always good.  It’s also all there is today.  Except for our card.

robin wood tarot

Six Of Swords (r)

             This is one of two, what I call, Vision Quest messages.  In the case of Swords, we know we’re dealing with all things Air related.  Words, documents, sound, thought, intuition, and plain old brain-power.

             Since we are facing it as a Challenger, the tone changes from that traditional meaning of “going by water” or seeking fortunes on foreign shores to: slow passage.  If feels as though our Team is trying to say something but we can’t hear them.

             Our signals are being blocked, our channels are murky, and our minds have a cloudy quality that’s slowing us down.  When we drive (or bike!) in fog it’s so damn dangerous because we can’t see where we are, where we’ve been, or where we’re going.  That’s the sensation this message brings.

             In order to clear our Air and get a better view, it feels like we need to start from within.  It feels as though our answers are all rightthere, across the water, just waiting for us to arrive.  It feels close, but not QUITE here.

             The strongest aspect of this one seems to be the Guide, so my suggestion is going to be that we all tune in.  Listen for those clues, watch for those signs, be fully aware of all messages that are coming our way.  And to begin that search, we must take a Quiet Three Minutes (or more if  you can manage it) to ask.  Just ask for what we need to KNOW to get us going on our paths once more.

             From HERE we have this:

The symbolism behind number Six is legend.  With Venus as its ruler, Six represents harmony, balance, sincerity, love, and truth.  Six naturally reveals solutions for us in a calm, unfolding manner.  We invoke the Six when we need delicate diplomacy when dealing with sensitive matters.  The spiritual meaning of number Six also deals with enlightenment; specifically “lighting” our path in areas we require spiritual and mental balance.  Sixes beckon us to administer compassion and consciously choose forgiveness in a situation.”

             and also this:

“…. the underlying meaning of six [is] as a symbol of perfect union, and the energetic emblem of soulful integration.”

Today’s Deck:

Robin Wood Tarot

Today’s Mileage:

9.078 at a rate of 9.8 MPH for a total of 55 minutes and 14 seconds.

Today’s Baking:

will have to be whatever I can find upstairs   No bundt cake yet, we need a few more things (for the recipe I found and fell in love with), but purchasing them will have to wait.