This is a new blog post at my “Other Blog”, Every Cat Has a Tale.
This is a new blog post at my “Other Blog”, Every Cat Has a Tale.
New blog post @ Every Cat Has a Tale… Eight Signs You’ve Met Your Soul Mate http://everycathasatale.blogspot.com/2019/08/eight-signs-youve-met-your-soul-mate.html
I have a candle vigil lit for a lady today. Send her lots of positive energy, both her and her family need it. “What is a candle vigil?”, you say. You’ll find more info at this link: https://amythystraine.blogspot.com/p/candle-altar-services.html
Card # 1 ~ LOVE… Card #2 ~ FINANCES… Card #3 ~ FUTURE POSSIBILITIES
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I was thinking that an opportune way to make some extra cash, since I’m still unemployed in the great sunny land of Arizona, would be to write, specifically to write magazine articles. So I started looking for magazines that would fit my topics of expertise.
First, I found several very enthusiastic, colorful, glossy even, new-age periodicals that proclaim to prospective contributors… “We don’t pay, but you’ll receive 2 (or 3, or 4, or 5) copies of the magazine; or you’ll receive one PDF; or online copy, etc. etc. Well, shiver me timbers, am I supposed to be all dewy-eyed with the honor of acceptance into an elite (and very underpaid) group of creative enthusiasts?
Some of these periodicals back up this offer to work for no pay with a lucrative (?) offer of free advertising in their periodical. One such magazine cheerfully states, “This is a $30.00 bonus!”
I know, I know, I can hear the happy free-lancers, thrilled to see their names in print, declaring that these small new-age periodicals could not afford to pay writers for the articles they submit. Well, you know what? If they didn’t have your FREE articles to publish in their magazines, they wouldn’t have any magazine to publish… period. And I might add that these magazines can be expensive for the public to purchase. I know of one that charges $16.00 for a single copy.
Would you work at McDonald’s for free? Would you work in retail for free? Would you spend hours doing any job… for free?
Well, writing is a JOB. Writer’s have to pay bills, just like everybody else. Writers need to make a living, and we’re not going to be able to do that when miserly opportunists rip us off.
Updated: Free Tarot Reading/Pick a Card.
I used 2 decks and chose a bonus card for each section
(Druid Craft Tarot & Morgan Greer).
Card #3/Future Possibilities
What should I rethink?
Who’s in charge? Do you think it’s you? This might not be the case. Some of you may have handed over the reins, even sub-consciously, to another individual or entity (as in company, or group, who can use this place of power). So let me ask you again… Who’s in charge? If you’re not sure at this point, you’d better get a grip on it.
What should I redo?
If you’ve done something really stupid to endanger a relationship, whether it’s a romantic relationship, friendship, or other partnership, you might want to redo (or undo) what it is that may cause damage. And then, cross your fingers that it’s not too late. Actions might be easier to eradicate, maybe, depending upon what it was; but remember that words once spoken can never be taken back. Once spoken, once heard… too late for some to do any back-tracking.
What should you reconnect with?
Everything. Life. Slow down. Some of you have been burning the stick at both ends; some of you have been on such a forward roll, whether with your career and work, or any number of personal things, that you have neglected other aspects of your life. I think it’s time to stop and smell the roses. If you don’t do it now, the garden may dry up and you might be surprised at what’s left.
What needs to be re-evaluated?
Relationships. Who’s your friend and who’s not? It’s time to take the blinders off and leave the naivete behind. If you’re going to make an honest assessment of who you can trust in your life and who you can’t, you’re going to have to take a good hard look at your connections… Who has your back? Who waffles? Who caters to your ideas with a steady stream of “yes”; and who gives you honest opinions that contain some depth to them, though it might not always be what you want to hear? Is there anyone in your circle that’s causes problems in your life in any way? Decisions may have to be made. Think of it like Facebook, there’s a delete button for a reason, though real-life face to face closet cleaning might be more difficult and emotional.
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I don’t accept friends requests from people with blank profiles, or only very minimum information on themselves. You know who I am, and if you want to be accepted to my friends list, I need to know who you are.
If you’ve put in a friend request and you fall into either of the categories above, send me a PM and let me know something about you. Why do you want to be friends? Who are you? Where are you from? How did you find me? Do we have anything in common? Do we share any connections on FB? Where are you located?… (You know where I am, it’s only fair)
Physically ~ Ace of Swords
For some of you… there are unpleasant physical reactions to other people’s harsh words, criticism, and negative intentions. It’s very easy for someone less sensitive to tell you that you have to get a grip on this, we all know that it’s just not that simple. The problem is that you feel the emotional aspect so intensely it transforms into physical ramifications.
For a few of you… you’re holding on so tightly, trying so hard to remain balanced and unaffected by the onslaught of negativity around you. You may try to ignore an individual’s intrusion into your life, your space, but the very effort to do so is in itself a physical demand that’s become overwhelming.
What do you need physically?… you need to find a way to either remove a specific person or situation from your life altogether, or you need to remove them from your mind and your daily thoughts. Both suggestions are probably equally difficult. Another way around this is to have a diversion ready when you are triggered, such as a key word to repeat mentally to yourself, or a comforting vision to hold in your thoughts, until you feel the tension subside. This might seem like a very temporary fix, but I think you’ll find that it will be enough to relieve some of the physical reactions your body throws at you.
Emotionally ~ 10 of pentacles
For some of you… you’re desperately in need of stability. Whether this instability stems from financial situations, or relationship issues, or something unique to you and your life, without a stable foundation it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to progress and to progress with lasting effect.
For a few of you… you’re trapped inside the box because you’re afraid to break out and instigate change. You may feel constricted and restrained by family and tradition, and you’re not sure what the reaction would be if you did embrace the true you and your life as you’d like it. This suppresses you. The thing is, does it really matter, other people’s reactions? If yes, you might find yourself trapped forever in a life pattern that is not your own.
What do you need emotionally?… you need courage to embrace your true self and the realization that you have the power to manifest it. You also need to make necessary changes to your life that would bring about more mental and emotional stability. For a few of you, this may mean the end of a troublesome relationship; for others it may mean the strength to leave a job or career behind in order to achieve success and a feeling of accomplishment on another path.
Mentally ~ Knight of Wands
For some of you… there is the need to tame your passion and lust for life in order to direct it, to use it, to develop it to your advantage in a deliberate way. You might feel scattered and somewhat puzzled because your mind can’t handle all the information that it’s trying to digest and categorize. This often happens with children and adults who suffer from attention deficit disorders. You’re brilliant, you just have too many voices in your head at one time. There is the need to slow down your racing mind in order to make sense of it all, in order to organize your thoughts and be able to put them into constructive controlled action.
For a few of you… you’re burned out. You’ve been through something that has left you feeling depleted, exhausted, numb, inert. Your mind needs a break from whatever life has thrown at you in order to heal and energize itself. Removing yourself from an individual, or a set of circumstances, if only for a short while, may help you to feel mentally rejuvenated and refreshed, able to look at an old problem from a new perspective.
What do you need mentally?… some of you need a vacation, literally, time away from your everyday life in order to allow your mind the freedom to roam, and imagine, and rest, and follow it’s whims. Others need to tame this wild beast, this racing madness that comes to you most profoundly during solitary moments. Once, long ago, when I was just starting life on a new path, a voice came to me literally, and it said: “Learn to control your mind.”
Spiritually ~ Knight of Cups
For some of you… you’re seeking love, quite simply, and you might be having some difficulty finding it on your spiritual quest. Love comes in so many shapes and forms, it could’ve fit any of the categories in this tarot spread, but it showed up here. The kind of love that encompasses spirituality can embrace all levels of our lives and psyche. An overwhelming ability to love ourselves and to feel this positive energy from those closest to us is fundamental for our own well being, but we also need to tap into the bigger picture and take advantage of universal energy. Don’t give up the quest; don’t surrender to pessimism or skepticism.
For a few of you… you’ve put love on hold, or you’re taking a passive stance when it comes to seeking, or chasing, this elusive treasure. And for a small minority, trudging through daily life, believing that everything in your reality is “okay”, you wonder what is giving the gray pall of a lackluster finish to your world and your spiritual life — It’s the lack of love. Nothing that you aspire to learn, to grow, to create, or to experience will be complete without it.
What do you need spiritually?… you need to learn how to tap into universal energy that is powered by and entrenched in love. It’s like a virus, so to speak, once you’ve made this connection on a spiritual level, it will hit a personal level, and go on and on throughout all aspects of your life.
How you currently feel ~ 4 of swords
For some of you… there’s the definite feeling that you need to recharge your batteries. You’ve drained yourself through a series of life’s circumstances, and you won’t be able to travel much further on your chosen path if you can’t rewind your tapes, erase the negativity, adjust the reality, and renew your purpose. There is the idea of “faunching at the bit”, as my grandmother would say, as in a horse that’s fighting the reins, crazy with the idea of taking off at full speed on an independent run. Grab those reins and go, you’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time.
For a few of you… there’s still the weight of responsibility (imaginary, real, or magnified), as well as a group or an individual who doesn’t want you to spread your wings. Someone around you may feel stuck in a rut, and they don’t want to be alone, so they will say and do what they have to in order to hold you back, to break your self-confidence, and to feed your self-doubt. Remember, also, that sometimes we do this to ourselves. Learn to recognize this, and you can beat it. You can learn to let go and soar.
[An Excerpt]…from “The Ultimate Tarot Guide for Your Personal Tarot Journey”:
Ace/Cups ~ With the ace of cups you hold in your hand all of the visions, dreams, and love you will experience in this lifetime… every relationship that touches your existence, every dream-scape that you travel in your sleep, every vision you experience through Spirit spills from the ace of cups. You swim within this realm enveloped by the magic of it all. The real dilemma of this ace comes in managing all of the images, emotions, and depth that you experience with feeling, really FEELING, life.
With the ace of cups, you will learn the importance of filters and boundaries.
Beware. There is the danger of being entangled in fantasy, deluged with paranoia and narcissism, caught in the web of self-deceit.
Be prepared to sort out reality from delusion.
My Personal Connection:
The Ace of Cups has been my biggest challenge in life (me, the Libra, forever connecting in partnerships), forever pursuing love and a fairy tale ending, not anticipating what each encounter would bring to me, what I would learn from it, what I would suffer for it, what I would take away from it. The Libra in me has not been content unless I was one of a pair, from the time I was 15 years old. There has only been three years in my 20s and going on three years in my 60s that I have been a single entity. And I realize now, looking back in reflection, that these single years have been the largest periods of growth and development for me.
This beautiful cup full of promises and love, commitment and passion, had to throw the water it contains in my face to wake me up, in order for me to see and recognize destructive patterns in my life, in order for me to break these patterns. Does this mean that the belief in fairy tale endings has been washed away? The idea of love and passion that never dies? The idea of soul mates and magical connections? No, of course not, but it’s the realization that those things must be chosen carefully, that you can’t take such big steps at face value and wish for the best outcome. It’s also made me realize that if those things are not for me, or not for me at particular periods of life, that’s okay too.
It’s taken a lifetime, but I’m finally at peace with the Ace of Cups.
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The Empress ~ Five of Swords ~ Seven of Cups
For some of you… issues of pregnancy, fertility, sexuality, and birth are going to dominate your existence. For some there will be difficult decisions to make during the course of this event, or difficult prognoses to accept.
For a few of you… fertility brings a surprise. It might take some getting used to, as you haven’t thought of this scenario, so don’t be afraid to spend some time wrapping your mind around it. This doesn’t feel like a negative, just totally unexpected and out of the blue. For a lucky few, this might mean an unexpected (or hidden) twin.
For a very small group… an unexpected pregnancy may leave you with some very difficult decisions to make. Not everyone will be happy by this turn of events. Look at your life, the life of your unborn child, and decide on the best course of action. You’ll find a variety of choices placed before you.
I recently posted the Jesus meme below on Facebook and was surprised that anyone following me was shocked or put off by it. After all, I’ve always been very open about my paganism, my spirituality. I’ve seen many posts by friends of different faiths and spiritual paths voicing very strong opinions and never thought of unfollowing them, or otherwise criticizing what they were saying. It’s their FB Timeline, it’s their space, it’s their thoughts.
I have never hidden the fact that I practice witchcraft and follow a philosophy that centers around matriarchal divinity. On the contrary, considering the books I write and the business website I maintain, I’d say I flaunt it. I have never deliberately tried to hide my opinions on other forms of spirituality. I’ve often been heard to say, “The Judeo-Christian religion is the worst thing that could have ever happened to women.” (People who really know me aren’t the least bit shocked or offended, that’s just me).
On the Very Rare Occasions that I actually post something substantial about anything, I really feel it’s very tiresome to have people get their panties in a twist, all thrown up in arms because my opinion is different from theirs, because my opinion is strong and outspoken for a change. (Instead of all the humorous or inspirational neutral drivel that I generally post)
When I post something serious, to the point, and even controversial… it has touched a chord with me! It means something to me. It has inspired or moved me in some way. I’m not posting it to make you feel bad, or angry, or to start an argument or debate. If you liked me before I spent 2 seconds creating this FB post, there should be no reason to dislike me or unfriend me 2 seconds after creating this post. I’m the same person.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 ~ Deck: Sacred Circle Tarot
Tarot Spread: Mediumship Spread
1 ~ the person who has passed on
Abandonment/8 of cups
This is someone who left your life and inner circle before they passed, either a spouse or romantic partner, a child, or a parent. Their disassociation with you during life may not have felt to them that they were leaving anything behind, or abandoning anyone, but to family members around them, and particularly to you, this may have been exactly how you felt about their departure from your life.
2 ~ their life, looking back
The Green Man (coincides with The Fool in a standard deck)
Lots of foolishness, a gay naivete that accompanied youth or puberty, the teen years. It included poor choices, a long journey (figuratively), as in getting back to a point in the road or a juncture of life that was abandoned for a while. Spunk, bravado, pride, aloofness, sometimes condescension comes to mind. Also, “ulterior motives” may accompany their life experiences. I also feel that this may represent a young male, either indicating that this individual died young, or this is how they choose to represent themselves to me, as in wanting to appear as they were during a happy period in their life.
3 ~ a lesson they’d like to share
Regret/5 of cups
This individual expresses a lot of regret from their vantage point on the other side. This includes relationships thrown away; opportunities tossed aside; many losses experienced on a variety of levels. I feel the biggest thing that this spirit wants to share with us is not to miss out on, or lose something, that is or could be precious in our lives. Don’t take anything for granted. Don’t treat important things in your life frivolously.
4 ~ something they wish they’d paid more attention to
Success/6 of wands
This spirit wishes they’d paid more attention to meeting goals, that they would have worked harder to achieve more in their life. I believe this individual became so wrapped up in other activities or relationships that they were led off a chosen path, lured away from the direction their life was meant to go. There is also the idea of being bound against one’s will from actively making decisions and implementing action during their life that would have precipitated success. He’s telling us to be vigilant, don’t be easily swayed by convincing people and shiny promises that will prove destructive and hollow.
5 ~ a message from this spirit to us
The Web/major arcana #11
Spirit is apologizing for getting himself caught up in unfavorable circumstances and decisions that affected your life. He’s incredibly regretful of any pain or trauma that he may have caused during his life time to loved ones and family. This spirit realizes that there is no way to take back the experiences of his previous life and make amends to the people he touched, but he wants you to know that he is well aware of the repercussions his life had on you, and he’s sorry, so very sorry. Also, he may choose to show his presence to you in the appearance of a white dog. When you see a white dog, a white dog that grabs your attention, know that this spirit is present and making a connection with you.
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