Here’s my new baby Simon.
He is 5 weeks old now and I took these today. All kitties are sweet and precious but simon is a bit of a miracle baby. he was born with a spinal injury and could not even walk until a few days ago. We were all worried he’d be crippled for life and then he just turned around on a dime and finally got his little hind feet to work. For weeks they would just collapse out from under him. It was really hard to watch. Then he just sort of snapped out of it and started to walk. At first just on the rug, but then in a day or two he could walk on the wood floor too. He’s come a long way in his short little life so far. He’s a real feist too lol. He is fat and pretty and loves to beat up his sister dottie.
Another funny story. My mother has a lot of cats and she was getting tired of having so many so she decided to do a banishing spell and asked the universe to kindly relieve her of some cats in a loving way so that they would have good homes and she could better provide for the ones that were left (she had 6 of them at the time) Two weeks later this new cat shows up in the house! it got in through a dryer vent and it was still a kitten. Wild as could be they couldn’t catch it so they kept her and now she is the one who just had these babies… She is tamer now and the babies have been handled right off the bat and so they are tame too…
And the moral of this story….
When the universe gives you a gift don’t try to give it back LOL
Here is his sister Dottie … omg is she too cute??
There are a lot of myths as well as good advice circulating about how to best take care of your Tarot cards.
I personally keep mine in a special drawer dedicated only for my Tarot things. I have a carved wooden box I keep them in that fits them perfectly. It keeps them covered and also keeps them snug so they don’t get bent or thrown around. Many people believe cards should be kept in dark silk or cloth – and that’s fine too . I use mine so often though that I prefer the box as to unwrapping them over and over. I find having their own personal place to be a sign of respect and for me with so many different decks it’s also just practical
To keep the energy of my cards pure I personally don’t allow others to touch my cards most of the time. When I do readings in person I have a deck I allow others to touch, but I prefer the ones I use daily to only be handled by myself only. Allowing others to look at or “play” with your cards causes them to pick up the residual energy of those other people and can eventually “confuse” the deck or alter its energy where you don’t connect with it as well. – This too I see as a matter of personal preference though and some readers swear by never letting anyone touch their cards and other readers do allow it – so who’s to say which is the right way.
Periodically I bless and cleanse my cards – just as I do my chakras each day. It’s a way to cleanse the energy fields surrounding you and the cards – your home – whatever you do cleansing work on and it is very beneficial. You can do this by saying a blessing, smudging, a meditation..whatever works for you according to your own belief system.
So there are a few ideas for taking care of your cards. Have a great day!
a little background – several times in my life I have had dreams of battling or fighting something very mean and nasty that was “my mother” but wasnt really my mother. The house I was dreaming about in my latest dream was the house I grew up in – which had a real what some would say was demonic presence in it – not a nice place it was so I don’t think about it often but anyway
Last night I had this dream I was in this house with its general yucko energy and I started to have this fight with “mom” and she was so cruel – just saying things that were so mean and telling me all her troubles in life were because of me and she never should have had me and I was annoying and a bother and should just leave etc… it went on and on and then I realized this thing wasn’t my mother so I grabbed it and started strangling it to free my mother … odd nightmare – rather troubling but then after this I saw myself sitting and comforting a girl who had been injured in an accident and I was encouraging her to try to take better care of herself and to not give up and I wasn’t preaching to her just telling her I knew she had it inside of her to do this and wouldn’t it be nice to feel good again and etc etc and when she started to feel better I was talking to another person who was contemplating suicide and my approach with them was more direct like think of your kids and how devastated they would be, don’t you think thats a bit selfish of you? I understand deep pain and grief but you should think of the deep pain and grief you will leave behind… and then I was looking in a mirror before I woke up and my face looked bright and my eyes were very clear and I remember thinking wow Im glad I had all of those experiences and like looking at my skin as though doing all this somehow cleared my complexion… So how’s that for a symbolic dream?? lol
I think it indicates me overcoming some abuse as a child (ironically not at the hand of my mother so why it manifests as her in my dreams I have no idea) perhaps it is part of me angry at myself because I felt I didn’t take better care of myself… I don’t know what ot make of that. I also think it was showing me that as I’ve helped heal myself and fight my own demons from earlier in my life I became better able to empathize with others and to encourage them to face their own battles and perhaps seeing the clearer skin/eyes in the mirror is symbolic of releasing karma or “lightening up” spiritually somehow….
Any thoughts on this are welcome as I never have dreams where I am violent so this was a twist for me. I’ve had dreams where I yell and argue but never one where I try to strangle something… very odd….
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Ok, so no ghosts were there lol, but I visited a very lovely cemetery yesterday. A little background – I love history and in particular i love things like architecture and design. Any chance I get to tour an old home or go on a history tour I’m so there! I also have a love for historic cemeteries and I love to check out the different headstones and statues things of that nature. Yes I’m eccentric I know … but I went to the most beautiful place yesterday. It has these old trees that just tower so high in the sky it’s hard to see the tops of them looking up. It also had many older headstones from the 1820′s and 30′s that are remarkably well preserved – wonder if its from all the old trees towering over them??
Anyway, I saw some neat statues and it was so lovely that I took some photos and thought I’d post some just for fun. I made them into black & whites and thought they looked cool
Learn to Read Tarot Cards _ The Suit of Wands
The Suit of Wands: An Overview/Brief intro
Each of the suits consists of 14 cards. Ace – ten and then four court cards. Just like we did with the Major Arcana I’m going to do a brief overview here and eventually we’ll get into ever card in more detail.
When an abundance of the suit of wands appear within a spread it indicates a lot of planning, the initial stages of an event, something taking form or ideas that are being formulated and beginning to take shape. Wands are the suit of new beginnings, fresh starts, initiative. They speak of ideas, concepts, planning and initiating change.
Wands are the element of Fire and represent passions, motivation, feeling compelled to do something. In abundance they can tend to indicate a need to take action on ones goals or to carry through with ones plans. The ideas and motivation are there but perhaps not the action to back it up.
Below is a chart with brief descriptions of each of the Wands cards.
- Card: Ace of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Ace’s speak of new beginnings and fresh starts, each ace represents a season – in this case the Ace of Wands represents the season of Spring, where all that was silent/dormant springs forth into life again. It is a card with great enthusiasm and indicates a thumbs up to an idea, a sudden burst of creative energy.
- Card: Two of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Potential, having the whole world in ones hands. Gaining a higher perspective and recognizing all ones options, not limiting oneself. A choice between two paths and both show signs of promise.
- Card: Three of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Embarking on a new journey, moving into the new and unknown, uncertain of one’s path but hopeful, stepping out into a new world, faith building – taking a chance.
- Card: Four of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: celebrations, coming of age, ceremonies like weddings/graduations – rights of passage. A new venture that leads to celebration. Can also indicate a delay in progress but eventually it turns out positive.
- Card: Five of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Inner conflict, turmoil, possible conflict or confrontations in the workplace or family, a need for compromise, a need for more clarity or to get clear on what ones true goal is. battles between heart/head
- Card: Six of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Independence, marching to the beat of one’s own drummer. Learning to act on your own sense of what’s right rather than the opinions of others. Trusting your judgment, courage to be uniquely you! Sometimes going against the grain or rebelliousness.
- Card: Seven of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Defensiveness, approaching things with skepticism or distrust, too many things coming at you all at once. Feeling defensive or maybe even a bit hostile. Inner conflict and anxiety.
- Card: Eight of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: abundance of energy flying, need for more direction or a clear cut goal. A lot of ideas and enthusiasm but perhaps not enough planning or solidity. a need to harness and better direct ones creative force.
- Card: Nine of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: A battle has been fought and it’s not clear yet who’s won. Feeling a bit battered and not in the mood for any further demands on your time/patience. Recovery from past challenge before taking on a new direction. A need to work on trust issues or feelings of abandonment.
- Card: Ten of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Carrying a heavy burden, multiple responsibilities, a need for rest, biting off more than you can chew. Too many irons in the fire and a need to let go of some of the issues weighing on you. An “uphill battle” or path that will be too difficult if not impossible to succeed at.
- Card: Page of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: youthful, enthusiastic, learning and gaining experience. This card speaks of the desire to break into a new field or learn something new. Personality traits: kind, humorous, sometimes a trickster, charming, driven.
- Card: Knight of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Sudden changes that bring about a new way of life or new direction to pursue. Sudden inspirations or ideas a compulsion to initiate much-needed changes. Personality traits: impulsive, fast on their feet, tenacious, sometimes boisterous or overly enthusiastic, persuasive.
- Card: Queen of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Generosity, graciousness, a good hostess, good sense of humor, someone who loves to serve others. Creativity and logic combined. Personality traits: good sense of humor, gregarious, warm, generous, a good story teller.
- Card: King of Wands
- Simple Interpretation: Strong ideas and a winning attitude. Taking charge of creating a new destiny, good business sense, plans/construction – putting ideas to good use. Personality traits: Boisterous, jolly, attention seeking, sometimes a bit egocentric, sarcastic.