Thursday, July 30, 2009
This is a card a writer can work with. Check it out:
In her book Solitary Witch, Silver Ravenwolf says this is a card of "Intuition; deception; night work; instinct; struggle for sanity; change; possible confusion; magick; gossip; stuck between a rock and a hard place; self-esteem issues; empathic."
And http://www.salemtarot.com/ says: "When the Moon appears in your present, things are not as they seem. Deception of one’s self, or from another, is strongly indicated. Extreme caution when dealing with others is advised. New information comes to you, possibly in dreams or through a vision. In any case, when the truth is exposed, it must be dealt with. Accepting the darker, wilder side can bring peace; denial only brings chaos."
Presently, I have some characters dealing with a bit of this....mwahahahahaha!
Anyway. So, on with the card.
http://www.salemtarot.com/tarotcard_The_World.html says, "The World is the twenty-second card in the Major Arcana, and is given the number 21 to indicate the subconscious mind of the High Priestess (2) uniting completely with the conscious mind of the Magician (1)."
Now there's something that hadn't occurred to me before. And how the central figure in this card is often considered a Hermaphrodite, that blending of female subconscious and male conscious is made a bit more interesting.
Salem Tarot also says, "A figure dances in the center of a giant victory wreath. The creatures that symbolize the four elements have materialized, taking on more realistic forms." and "The dancer passes through the wreath, entering a new phase of development, holding two wands. These wands channel the energy outward and inward, in an endless flow. The Wheel has come full circle, and the Dance of Life begins again, coiling ever upward toward divinity."
A fascinating card, to be sure. But there's more!
"The World is a card of unlimited potential put into experienced hands: the opportunity of a lifetime. Its image literally states “the sky’s the limit”. If you have been waiting for your chance, this is IT. You have the tools to accomplish your goal, and the door is open. The World is a card of action. Of all the Major Arcana, only the first (The Fool) and the last (The World) show movement. While The Fool is like the dawn of creation and its promise, the World is like the hallmark of self-actualization. The benefits indicated by this card are truly as limitless as the cosmos it represents."
And who doesn't want to hear that the door is open?
Friday, July 24, 2009
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
I gave your the definition from The Mystic Eye last time we saw this card, so this time I offer the definition from a website I'm rather fond of. (Italics are my doing, not the websites.) http://www.spiritualguidancetarot.com/judgment1.html "When the fool card is drawn you are about to embark on an adventure or you are in the midst of a course of action that has some degree of newness and excitement to it. A great deal of potential lies ahead. It is important at this time to maintain balance. In this card the young man dances along happily. He is fully in the present moment and enjoying himself very much. He isn't caught up in the past and he isn't worried over the future... he is fully present and aware. This allows him to make the most of the potential of any given moment. At this time you benefit by pouring all your energy into the task at hand - if you get too caught up in wonder/worry over the future or spend too much time looking back you stop moving. You can only discover how much you are capable of if you are willing to make the most of the circumstances you find yourself in presently and learn from them as you go. This is a card of fresh starts/new beginnings.
So, with edits about done, I'm going to pour all my focus into that, then move back to BOOK THREE and "make the most of the circumstances" the characters have found themselves in...mwahahahaha.
So...what do YOU take from this card?
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Monday, July 13, 2009
*) Transcendencein the Past position. A card in the left position indicates what has happened to affect your question in the past.The seeker has progressed to a time of renewal in a new cycle of life. The opportunity to be reborn is at hand, but the seeker must make the decision to make positive changes.
*) Seeker of Earth: Tarvos in the Present position. A card in the middle position indicates what is affecting your question at this time. Like the bright light of the sun, you are unstoppable. No one can deter your forward progress.
*) The Journey in the Future position. A card in the right position indicates your questions future. A time of revelation and understanding are at hand. Doorways and opportunities open unexpectedly, their importance depending on the foundations you have laid in the past.
I cannot show the card pictures this time--trust me, they are lovely. Or don't trust me and hit the link above and see what you get!
Also, I went and hung out at NRRRadio (www.nrrradio.com) last night and ended up being interviewed rather impromptu...or at least I was surprised. I'm naive. :-) A bunch of wild guys with their own station. Can you say dangerous? They are outrageous, and get to say whatever's on their mind. It was a blast to hang out and see behind the scenes. Stay posted as there will be a book giveaway in the future. I will give a heads' up!
Friday, July 10, 2009
http://www.salemtarot.com/tarotcard_Knight_of_Cups.html says: "The Knight of Cups, dressed in blue to denote his sensitivity and emotional nature, signifies a dreamy, caring, loving individual from your present. This Knight pursues his thoughts and fantasies, and intuitively attunes to the needs of others. He may signify a lover who does not wish to commit, who is attractive, but passive. He does what he believes in, and is considered a charmer...someone you know, or is this you?"
To me this is a card indicative of the true romantic, or the spirit of romance. So I guess I'll be working on that romantic element in the WIP. And since I intend to use this weekend to get a lot of work done, I'll post more Tarot on Monday!
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Saturday, July 4, 2009
http://www.themysticeye.com/info/tarotcardm.htm defines the meaning of this card as: New beginnings, new adventures, new opportunities, unlimited possibilities, pleasure, passion, thoughtlessness, rashness.
Since I am embarking on a Fourth of July camping excursion, I'll take this as the new adventure. *And I may not blog tomorrow...*
I hope you all are doing something fun with people you care about this weekend!
Friday, July 3, 2009
My experience with this card concurs. My take is: What you're trying to do now won't work that way, change your approach. So, for that scene giving me trouble, today I'm going to work differently. I may even skip ahead to another scene altogether and come back to this one later. But I'm in a different room (bedroom, not office), different chair (okay, so it's not technically a chair...I'm stretched out on the bed with my feet up), and even a different computer (laptop instead of desktop). C'mon progress....
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
So, without further adieu, the Tarot of the Day is: Ace of Pentacles.
MEANING: A prosperous cycle is now beginning. Material success is now within your grasp. With a little effort, this time could be the beginning of a profitable career.
Wow. Isn't that cool? I swear I didn't load the reading. Totally random.