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Message of the Moment: The Nine of Swords

Mother of God, I'm so glad I pulled a nice stress-free card for April.

Whenever I pull a card like this, I'm always tempted to put it back in my deck.  Like, it can't be serious, right?  It just can't...

And if I'm pulling a card for a specific someone, I think, how the hell am I supposed to explain this one?  I mean... what if that someone is going through an overwhelming amount of poo already?  Does that person really need to see the Nine of Swords?  Do I really need to alert that person of an incoming episode of explosive diarrhea?

Happy... April?  (And if another reader/blogger draws a happier card, feel free to check out his/her interpretation while I stew in Nine of Swords juices over here.)

Since we're all dying to know what's on the menu, I figure I should start with the appetizer section... which includes worries and what-ifs and other (likely petty) annoyances.  A series of them, actually.  You know, the Nines in a suit are always so close to th…
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Message of the Moment: The Queen of Swords

Sooo, the Queen of Swords has shown up for the month of March (which is almost gone, but I digress).  And you know what's super-hot right now?
Thinking.  Using your head.  Trying to make logical sense of a situation.  Being aware of the truth in a situation as well.
And I know that's hard.  Lovely people have been dying around me, for instance.  A nice friend in January.  My father-in-law this week.  It hasn't been easy to "keep it together" at times.  I bawl on my own.  But, I do the best I can to keep my head as clear as possible and feel accomplished (while working with others to make them feel the same way).
Accomplishments don't need to be huge, by the way.  They can be tiny and still mean something, because they're showing us that we can get 'this part' done.  And if can get 'this part' done, perhaps we can get 'other parts' done.
A message gets across thanks to the Queen of Swords.  It IS, however, ALL ABOUT the way it is p…

Message of the Moment: The Nine of Pentacles

Yes, it's been awhile since I last posted a Tarot update.  And I have to admit: I missed you!  How have you been?
 I bet some have a lot to tell, good and sucky.  We may be full of stories and experiences now, as full as those bushes with coins up there. We may be even be ready to display these stories somehow, just as beautifully as those coins, all polished and pretty, are being displayed up there.
Full. Lush. Plush. Blossomed. Success(es). Enhancements. Savings. Cushions. Furnishings. Talents, skills,"gifts". Education...  These are among the words that come to mind whenever I see this card.  There is a richness to it, sort of like the richness one might find in certain, say, yummy French dishes. :) 
We wouldn't mind having a bit of that fullness, that richness and, dare I say, some may achieve just it this month. 'Something to show for it'.  The fruits (rewards) of our labor. Golden opportunities to maximize our resources, too.
Consider using these oppor…

Message of the Moment: The Stars

And on November's menu is sparkle.  Sparks.  Shimmer.  Shine.  Polish. Metals (metallic hues).  Stars in our eyes.  Beautiful evenings.  Superstar status.  Fabulousness.  Glamour.  A light in the dark.  Guidance and guides.  Insight.  Wisdom.  Experience.  Support.  Awareness.  An eye on the future.  Hope and faith... and fate.  Wishes. Satisfaction.  Know-how. Treasure.  A compass.  Direction. Standing out.  Purpose.  Recognition.  Awards and rewards.  Perks.  Recommendations and positive feedback/reviews.  Ability and/or capability.  Cosmic activity or sights in the skies.  Discoveries.  Modeling, posturing.  Killing two birds with one stone.
Yes, sparks are there (or still there).  And they needn't exist only in our most intimate relationships.  They can and may exist in what we do.  Because it's kinda nice to feel like doing... what we do.  Not everyday or every second of every day.  But just often enough for us to see that, overall, something we are doing is pretty fabu…

Message of the Moment: The King of Swords

Happy September!  I couldn't decide between a yellow or silver background so I've gone with both. I'm sure the King of Swords is just thrilled with the look.

Alright, folks.  As I study the King of Swords and how it might relate to my audience, I can't help but think of the following phrases and questions:

Here we go again...
You ask a stupid question, you get a stupid answer.
What part of _____ do you not understand? 
Didn't we go over this already?
What'd I say?
Do you understand? 
Well, this is a useful conversation...
I told you so...
You just had to go there...
Really?  Seriously?
Sure, why not? I have all the free time in the world for this...
Obviously, I'm gonna have to sit down for this...
Thank you, Captain Obvious.

What I love most about the King of Swords is the look on his face.  Is he tired of our shit?  Or, has he turned his overall tiredness-over-our-shit into sarcasm?

Whatever the King of Swords represents in your life, you need to know that you'r…

Message of the Moment: The Two of Swords & Knave of Chalices

What better time to write a Message of the Moment for August than on the 4th of August?  I feel like I'm right on time here.  I mean I could have posted about August on August 10th. Or August 20th.  Or not at all... like I did about July... which we won't discuss.

OK.  Fine.  I'll share what July was (or would have been) about on this blog, and ignore a preference for, you know, moving on.



The card I drew for July was the Two of Swords.  To me, it's the very-likely-a-no card, the card that keeps you out of that super-special and/or desirable team, group, clique, effort, opportunity, event, gathering, meeting, conversation...

You might know the thing you feel (or have felt) "kept out of". 

Or, you might know the thing, situation, etc., you've deliberately (with your own two shiny gigantic swords) been keeping out of your sweet little sphere.  (And damn, I won't even fuck with you and any of that.) Because when the Two of Swords is drawn, either we are…

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