Friday, October 29, 2010

Daily Draw Reflection


THEME: Seven of Cups

A day of dreaming about how I want to manifest my emotions in a more positive way, presents itself. What dreams do I seek? What would I like to make a reality? The day is open to life's ever changing opportunities and possibilities.

GUIDE: The Queen of Pentacles

Her peace and gentle way speak of taking time to choose action and words. Be like the snail and the race will likely be won.

MEDITATION: Four of Swords

Rest is important... a rest - get away - from all the crap that my negativity likes to manufacture. Step back into my quiet, safe place to reflect on how to achieve my goals. Take a mental break from the world. Dream. Take time to witness the changes in the Natural world.

SHADOW CARD: Five of Swords

After the dream finds the desired goal, be creative in the planning process to make it a reality. Don't be afraid to go outside the box to get what I want.


Dream a little dream and take the time to think through the logistics... Enter the sanctity of Sanctuary and ponder with creative - go outside the box - to find the way that makes me happy.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Daily Draw Reflection


THEME: The Moon

That which is hidden. The Moon moves up from yesterday's meditation, to the theme for today. The secrets of balancing my life is glimpsed, much the way the light and face of the moon is, as a space in the clouds reveals Her sacred light. The Moon teaches me about how to give voice to both the wild and the domesticated parts of myself. Seek the harmony of the two living together.

GUIDE: Six of Wands

The Law of Attraction is the Guide's message. Delve into the how of this process evolves. If I seek success with a pure heart, then the work will bring success.

MEDITATION: Page of Swords

Listen for the messages and take time to meditate on them. Endeavor not to let them go out the other ear before I have given them some thought.


I hold the staff of life in my hand. Strive to understand its meaning and its power.


A chance to be open to the secrets of life appears. Work with the Law of Attraction, and listen for the messages borne upon the wind and within the sounds of the raining falling. Don't just hold the staf of life, understand its significance.

Daily Draw Reflection

October 25, 2010

THEME: Five of Pentacles

Building the perfect new way of living begins with taking care of myself. If my physical being is dysfunctional in any way, and I feel crippled by my fears or I turn in on myself, so I won't see the state I'm in, I'll no further in my plan for change than the threshold of my old ways. This is a day of looking at the realities, seeing that 'help' is there if I just turn around. assess what areas need to be changed. Make a start.

GUIDE: Queen of Pentacles

The guide is the gentle Queen, who reminds me that this process begins with seeing objectively, yet without making judgments about what I see. Simply note where the changes need to be made and take it slow.

MEDITATION: Queen of Swords

Meditate upon the quality of my thinking. Clear my mind of that which will not help - inner arguments (dialog) may hinder. Be honest about what I see.

SHADOW CARD: Six of Wands

Follow this prescription for a triumphant start to this process which will help me to move forward.


Making a new start requires assessing the current state of things. Be guided to be gentle in my objectivity, making no judgments and the day and process will succeed.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Daily Draw Reflection


THEME: The High Priestess

I was just thinking, while shuffling, that I had not seen The High Priestess in a reading for a long time. Ask and I shall receive? How interesting!

I feel a freedom in her. The kind of freedom which comes from living with mastery in both the material world and through the intuitive approach from the Spiritual world. She combines both in her approach to all she does, thus this day will be about living each moment through wisdom and knowledge born of a balance between the material and the Spiritual: a perfect blend.

GUIDE: Seven of Cups

With the theme evolving from my written words, the seven of cups brings me to the 'dreamtime' but not sleeping dreams as much as day dreaming, and fantasies about how life would be, were it perfect. Then work to create this way of living. Don't just dream about what I want, but envision how to achieve it... what steps would be taken to get from here to there.

MEDITATION: Ace of Swords

And, almost as if to demonstrate the mastery of this possibility; of this dream, the Ace of Swords flies in from yesterday's THEME, landing in the domain of this spread, which the Swords command. To achieve the things I envision above, it takes a clear mind; an uncluttered mind. Focus on the idea and work out the plan.

SHADOW CARD Eight of Cups

Just a reminder however, that while building the perfect way of living, some things must go the way of the junk heap... yes, like it or not, some things must be left behind. But we can work it out, from the song of the same name.


Learn to live in balance, in all aspects of life. Create the ideal blue print in my dreams, and use the sharpness of an uncluttered mind to build it, taking the time to clear out what is not needed in my Future World.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Herne's Full Moon Reading

Herne's Full Moon Reading
October 22, 2010
Part Two

This is a second reading for the Full Moon. Usually I do the one posted before this. But I came across this spread and have wanted to do this for quite some time.

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1. Relationships The Empress - Earth
What you need to know about developing your potential in relationship to others. The Truth of my relationships be they lover/coworker/family/friend.

The truth about my relationships is easily seen in the caretaker that I am, have always been, and will always be.

2. Power of Choice The Lovers - Cups
What decision needs to be made now to fully express my potential? What will free my creativity?

All I need is LOVE... Emotions drive, and will thus free my creativity.

3. Manifesting Goals Two of Swords
What action do I need to take on the physical plane to reinforce my magical (or Tarot) work? What can I do in the mundance world to support my Spirit's desire?

Trust that even when I feel as if I can't see my path, that if I remain balanced, I will find the way to manifest my goals.

4. Creativity Knight of Wands
The Mother has given me talents, abilities and gifts. What must I do to fully express them? [If I don't like this card, it is because it shows blocks that I need to address before I can realize my full creative gifts]

As the Two of Swords suggests balance, The Knight of Wands shows where this balance must be: Jesse should be given the Reins to help re-develop my creativity.

5. Protection Two of Cups
This position shows me where to establish personal boundaries so I do not give my personal power away. What do I need to protect?

As seen from yesterday's reaction during a discussion between me and my father, I need to protect myself in relation to others. Don't allow my energy to be sapped by other people's own dysfuntion.

6. Psychic Gifts Page of Swords
How can I best develop my intuition? If this position is a Court Card, it suggests the appearance of a teacher, guide, mentor.

And so it is, that the best way to help develop my intuition is to keep working with my 'teacher,' TAROT.

7. Blessings and Spiritual Direction The Magician
The Mother wants me to celebrate the joy of being alive. What do I have to be thankful for? How can I best express the GODDESS in me?

A very interesting card. Almost from the beginning, I've loved The Magician. I actually feel delighted, thrilled, always happy to see him come into a reading. What greater blessing, then, to see Him here, in my Blessings and Spiritual Direction spot. BUT more important is that I've been working in 'Tarot For Your Self' and have chosen my three favorite cards: one represents my body, one represents my mind and one represents my Spirit. The Magician represents my body. THUS, what I see in this moment is that the celebration of being alive is celebrating who I am physically (something I have spent much of my life not doing). I am thankful for the chance to be able to begin to see my physical self in a more loving way. The best way to express the Goddess in me is to take care of myself, take care of my body. celebrate myself. This leads to following my plans for creating a sacred space for my work, thanks to the work I've done previously with The Magician.

Full Moon Reading Part One

Part One
October 22, 2010

1. What is seen with clarity so bright it can even blind you?
Four of Pentacles
Attachment to the old way; clinging to what is familiar. Starts and stops. FALSE BELIEFS APPEARING REAL aka FEAR.

2. What gets completed; closes a cycle?
Four of Swords
The period between Mabon and Samhain is filled with celebrations of the harvest, and rest periods as I reflect upon what the year has brought my way. This cycle begins to draw to a close now, ending with the last celebration on Samhain and the beginning of the New Year. It will soon be time to return to normal activity; to return fully to study, and putting the house into Winter mode.

3. What begins to fade; needs to be released
Nine of Cups

The party is winding down and will be over in a week and a three days and a return to work will commence. This will be work in which I want to be involved, on the spiritual font, and taking care of the mundane as well.

4. Myself - The Shadow Card
Four of Wands
"Life is a stage." I heard that recently listening to a talk by Marcus Katz, and as I will be regaining stronghold in my work with Tarot - my teacher - I do this with a joyous heart.

May the Light of this Herne's Full Moon shine bright upon your Hearth!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Theme For A Full Moon

Herne's Moon In Full

THEME: The Hermit - Earth

The current card which I am studying in the 'Spirit' card position (from Tarot For Yourself exercise), steps into place. This is a day of action born of Spirit awareness. The Elder, stands at the top of the path which leads to enlightenment, holding his lantern high for others to see the way. It will be a day where glimpses of 'The Light' will suddenly break through the shroud of the darkness of the unknowing ones.

GUIDE: Ten of Wands

Within the moments of light, I will see what burdens me, and weighs down my own progress. I am guided to make note of these moments that I may release what is no longer needed which I carry with me; the thoughts, dreams, worries of the past, present and future.

MEDITATION: Six of Pentacles

Find the balance in what is given and what is received. Share wisdom gleaned from the glimpses and listen for the nuggets of truth from All That Is around me.

SHADOW CARD: Five of Wands

There is a struggle to remain mindful. This takes place within self. Learn to integrate and live in harmony, not only with others but with self.


Seek to find the moments where light shines upon the path. See and release that which is no longer needed on my journey. Share with others and listen to their wisdom. The path of struggle leads us to know that without inner harmony, there can never be outer harmony.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Daily Draw Reflection


THEME: The Seeker - Earth

This is a day of freedom, heading toward a new chapter of work. I am ready to begin this next phase and I proceed with a joyous heart and my companion, Mindfullness, which keeps me from taking a head long dive off a cliff because I am caught up in my reverie!

GUIDE: Six of Cups

I am guided to feel the sweet innocence of starting a new (phase) journey. To keep fine tuning that mind set of what I believe life SHOULD have been like were it perfect.

MEDITATION: Ace of Swords

Meditate on clearing my mind so I can approach any and all parts of the day with clarity and sharp thinking. Remember to pick my words carefully before I speak.

SHADOW CARD: Nine of Swords

This is a reminder to not carry old baggage with me into the new phase. Before comencing, finish old business. Be especially mindful of the 'fear factor:' that which appears real but is just a loop from the past running on and on, even after its time is past. Perspective is everything.


As I prepare for the new 'phase' of work and the year nears its end, I am enjoying the freedom of knowing that the past is done with and moving forward, I am guided to feel the innocence which comes with starting anew. Clearing my mind of old baggage, will give me the clarity of thought that is needed when I begin in full.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Question and Answer Spread

Question and Answer Spread
October 17, 2010

The spread used is from a blog which I visit. Seperating the Majors from the Minors, shuffle the Major Arcana and then beginning with the first card, turn it over, calling out the number of the card, starting with "0" and continue turning over until the number called out matches the card turned over. This becomes the Question.

Likewise, shuffle the Minor Arcana (all included) and then begin turning over the cards. Call out starting with the ACE and call each card in turn, through the Courts to the KING. Keep turning cards over, as above, until you find the match to what you are calling out. This becomes the answer to your question.

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QUESTION: The Chariot - #7

What do I need to do to move forward with my studies?

ANSWER: Two of Pentacles

Balance is key to breaking through a block and pulling myself out of a rut. Allow the parts of myself the freedom to express themselves. Too much of one thing will create a sense of 'overkill.' Give myself breaks, even if they are structured and scheduled. However, if the need to be spontaneous arises, then follow that road and just do what feels right, but with some sort of time limit. This Two of Pentacles recommends that making everything fun is the way. Create a time away which includes playing games, or work with my cards in a playful game-like way. This sprad itself was doing just that. Make learning FUN!

Friday, October 15, 2010

We're Having A Party


THEME: Page of Wands

This card speaks of regaining energy from the last days and even week. The day itself feels heavy and low on the energy front, so this would be the perfect day to work with learning how to give the feel of the day a boost.

GUIDE: Three of Cups

Following the thoughts in the theme, I am guided to dance and fill the house with good fun, good food and rousing music to raise the energy.

MEDITATION: Seven of Swords

With 'playing' in mind, meditating on how to work in a mystery or game of stealth might pique the excitement and help raise the energy of the day.

SHADOW CARD: Nine of Cups

The nine of cups underscores the way to approach creating an atmosphere for a successful adventure in raising energy. The lessons of Peter Pan's Neverland come to mind and letting the inner child drive today might be the way.


This is a day for raising my energy. Call on the fun of dance and music to help this endeavor and add a bit of mystery and my efforts will be met with success! Party Hearty!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

And The Message Is


THEME: Page of Swords

I think I need to find out what messages are trying to get my attention. The page is becoming a bit of a fixture. Is this about information I should be seeing but am not? OR is this perhaps about some bit of someone nosing in where they shouldn't be?

CLARIFIER: Ten of Pentacles

This tells me that this is information about the family, which makes sense, though to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what I can do about it. However, as someone said, being fore warned, is being fore armed... anyway, I need to look at what bits of information are hanging around lately that I'm not paying attention to. Keep an eye on the situation with my father and what the doctor is trying to tell him.

GUIDE: Six of Pentacles

This shows me there will be a give and take aspect to the day - I am guided to be giving and accepting with sharing information today.


There is opportunity to meditate on how to proceed in the various aspects of my life. Look at the things I have going on and see which are proceding according to plan, and which might need a bit of a push.

SHADOW CARD: Temperance

Again with the juggling. Just a remind as I return to normal, be moderate in thought and action.


There is information coming in. I am guided to be open to giving and receiving in this arena. Meditate on how to proceed and remember that moderation is always the best approach to everything.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Prohibition Lifted... Temporarily

Okay, here's the situation and the box it came in. Having had a visit from the Demons of Dentistry, I'm currently in one of those highly coveted times where I can eat (from the mushy, gushy menu) what I want, which has always been sweets and breads and all the things they now tell us are bad for us... BUT the prohibition if lifted, even if temporarily. Which makes my reading today very interesting, indeed:


THEME: The Sun

The theme from yesterday continues and today it will be all about resting and relaxing and playing. The Sun is shining inside and outside. There aren't even rules for eating right now... chow down on the delectible delights of puddings, pancakes, cereals. Party, party, party.

GUIDE: The Seeker

Joining in the celebratory ambiance of the day is The Seeker, bringing his flute and a joyous heart. It's time to don our play clothes and color the world with fun. But there is also a guiding thought to remember this day (time) off is about quay satiety presage imbue convalescence. Rest when it is needed.

MEDITATION: Four of Pentacles

During this time of healing from The Great Extraction of 2010, keep in mind that while there will be freedom to eat anything (on the soft, sweet side of the food chain), it is for a limited time only. Seek not to get attached to foods which are normally prohibited and do not continue to cling to them after I am able to return to normal activity and diet.

SHADOW CARD: Three of Swords

This underscores the meditation. Take care not to mess up the balance which was set into motion two years ago when I began to rebuild my way of life to be able to keep on living.


Playtime and eat all the cake and ice cream I want... but it is temporary and understand my tendancy to cling to unhealthy things can lead to heartbreak.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Begin Again

I took a step (even if out of necessity) to attend to a personal situation which I've been neglecting. I saw it as a new chance to take better care of myself. Interestingly today's reading, I believe, reflects just that. Quite a nice flow here:


THEME: The Seeker

New Beginnings. As I see the day from new perspectives, I can choose to go in any direction. Still, there is wisdom in watching where I am going. Be mindful of actions. Follow prescribed protocols.

GUIDE: Ace of Wands

The Ace steps up from yesterday's meditation to guide me with the idea that everyday is new; every moment is new. Thus, even in the midst of years of being who I've been, new ways can be brought in, added to my repetoire of how-to be. Take the time to add new things to life or resume older ways that helped me to be the best I can be. It's never to late to start again.

MEDITATION: King of Pentacles

Within the realm of new beginnings, and beginning again, a good meditation would be to think of what ways to approach the ADL. Care for the temple first, and the work I do will be done with greater care for each task.

SHADOW CARD: The Magician

This card underscores the idea of learning how to do things (relearning if necessary) when they are new with the intent and goal of mastering every part of the process.


New beginnings, or even re-inventing myself meld here with a reminder that all things take hard work and to aim for mastery to reap the greatest of rewards.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

And Now For Something Different


I'm always thankful for those difficult cards, so that I can have the chance to really see, think about and feel them (as I always ask: with an open mind and and open heart). THUS, my reading today has given me chance to do that. To actually to a more personal reading, about ME, not just act as if there is someone else there, and give a reading by rote.

It should be noted that during the reading, four other cards slid off the table onto the floor and I decided to use each one as a clarifier for the cards which were picked. THOSE will be read after as a straight 'meaning' qualification thingy.

THEME: Three of Swords

It seems my heart is drawn in several directions with such little time for myself. It is not always possible to get to do all the things I want, or even plan to do. I have to choose, thus at times I must lose some activity which would otherwise enrich my life. So this is life? This is what I'm thinking. It's part of the mix.

GUIDE: Five of Pentacles

I'm guided, having seen and considered what the theme of the day means, to not allow the apparent loss of an aspect of my life make me feel destitute. I can return to doing those things at a later time; or create a schedule (set up a structure) to allow all things to have their time.

Meditation Knight of Pentacles

Regardless of my sense of lack of time, stop and consider what I need on an inner level before taking action. Time management itself would be a good meditation.

SHADOW CARD Temptation

The perfect card to such a reading. In times like this, knowing myself, I will be tempted to just do nothing. Take the high road, instead. Do what is NOT easiest. Try it... you'll like it.


Some times we're given a look at how life feels on a somewhat subconscious level. This is important to be shown how old habits so easily fall back into place. Be mindful of what I'm doing and make a change.

NOW as to the four cards which fell on the floor... I placed these upon the table as if they were clarifiers for each of the above cards:

THEME: Temperance
GUIDE: The Sun
MEDITATION: Nine of Cups
SHADOW: Queen of Cups

What they mean...

Temperance speaks of moderation and not being so frenetic in juggling the things I have to do, and want to do in my life... SLOW DOWN.

The Sun speaks clearly in clarification of the Five of Pentacles: LET THE SUN SHINE IN... don't mope, woman.

Ah, yes, the Nine of Cups: Don't worry, be happy (no matter what).

And sitting quietly in the shadows, The Queen of Cups says, All you need is love, and the rest will work itself out.

Not bad, eh? Were those four cards MEANT as the original reading... No, but they put a different spin, which I did anyway, myself, on some pretty harsh cards. See, the possibilities really ARE endless...

Monday, October 4, 2010

How To Win The Day


THEME: Five of Swords

This is about winning the day; using strategically planned out ideas to accomplish tasks. It is about skills, and putting them into play, but not showing your hand. It is a day for practicing these skills. Slight-of-hand could be brought into play.

GUIDE: Nine of Wands

Within the series of 'bouts' a day brings, there are rest periods. I am guided to put this time to its best use and gather and replenish my energy for the next round.

MEDITATION: Eight of Pentacles

Practice makes perfect. Time spent honing my skill will pay off big dividends. To win the day, it take cunning, and stealth, but there are also techniques. It's not all just a wing and an prayer. That doesn't mean that we can't include relying on our instincts, but learning best how to utilize said techniques, and combining them in the proper way with my cunning and with my stealth, so when needed, they can more easily be put into action.


Without the know-how and the hours of learning and practice, the foundation on which my skills stand will crumble. Build a strong foundation and keep up the maintenance.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I am not Chicken Little


THEME: The Tower

Did anyone say upheaval? House clearning fits this bill. The weather has taken the turn toward the coming cold season. Dumping things out, cleaning things up, putting things in order. Yes housal upheaval is at hand.

GUIDE: Queen of Pentacles

From the Peaceful Kingdom where hard work is at the foundation of sucess, the Queen guides me to take a moment to work out the details. Envision the world I want to create.

MEDITATION: Six of Pentacles

In the give and take of daily life, consider that one person's garbage is another person's treasure. Don't throw out what might help others. Give it away. FREE CYCLE!

SHADOW CARD: Nine of Swords

It is hard to let go of some things. But others are quite easy to get rid of. Don't cause myself nightmares about having to give away something special. Keep it until I no longer have a need for it in my life.


Fall cleaning is necessary and hard work has its merits at th end of the day; a job well done. There is a give and take in progress. If it feels like a nightmare to let go of something, then don't do it...yet.