Saturday, December 30, 2017

Tarot of the Day - The Hanged Man

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: surrender, new perspective, waiting, sacrifice, release

Description: The Hanged Man is a card of patience, contemplation and sacrifice.

The greatest benefit will be had when you are able to let go. Don't try to control the present situation. Try to make peace with uncertainty.

Take time to observe your environment and situation from a new perspective. Review what has come before. Notice the blessings that came out of hardship. it is a good time to look at past Tarot readings and journal writings in the new light of the present.

A sacrifice may be required now in order to move forward.

Now is a time to get in touch with the spiritual aspects of yourself.

Alternate Interpretation: Golden Thread Tarot

Keywords: sacrifice, release, martyrdom

Description: Though the hanged man is swinging upside down, the serenity of his expression seems to communicate that he is doing this of his own free will. The hanged man understands the value of self-sacrifice. One must take a step backward to move ahead.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

A sacrifice is said to bring eventual reward and still she waits. The understanding is to be born anew. And in being so, allow us to see our failings from a new perspective. By such surrender would we shine with the glory of divine awareness?

The Hanged Man represents the spirit of renunciation and sacrifice.

Normal Position: Life in suspension, transition, apathy and dullness, boredom, abandonment, sacrifice, repentance, readjustment, regeneration, improvement, surrender

Selfie of the Day

Time Taken: 11:18am

Feeling: Meh

Plans for the Day: Make a dent in the laundry. Get kids to work on chores. Maybe write or play some WoW,

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Five of Pentacles

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: lack of security, unstable, scarcity thinking, alienation, illness, supportive friends

Description: When this card appears your sense of security is threatened.

It may be that you actually lack the  money or resources that you need, or that you are anxious that you will not be able to meet your needs. You may be feeling ashamed or fearful of relying on the support of others. Ill health may be preventing you from securing material resources.

it may also be that you have chosen to forgo some material comfort voluntarily, as a spiritual practice or in support of others.

The lesson to be learned in this card is that you are not alone. Times of need are when we reach out to others or pursue spiritual practices. These social and spiritual connections are indispensable in allowing us to persevere through hard times.

When this card appears pay attention to the wealth you have or that is readily available to you for the asking.

Alternate Interpretation: Golden Thread Tarot

Keywords: need, poverty, insecurity

Description: A time of need and desperation. Sometimes signals difficulties with one's relationship to money. But this card also signals that there is help available if one chooses only to see and acknowledge it.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

Battle-weary and in need of comfort, you lie here at the end of the day and wallow in your  misery. When you should be taking the experiences from your hardship and extolling their virtues to your soul.

Normal Position: material trouble, destitution, loss, failure, error, lover, affection.


Monday, December 25, 2017

Tarot of the Day - The Hanged Man

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: surrender, new perspective, waiting, sacrifice, release

Description: The Hanged Man is a card of patience, contemplation and sacrifice.

The greatest benefit will be had when you are able to let go. Don't try to control the present situation. Try to make peace with uncertainty.

Take time to observe your environment and situation from a new perspective. Review what has come before. Notice the blessings that came out of hardship. it is a good time to look at past Tarot readings and journal writings in the new light of the present.

A sacrifice may be required now in order to move forward.

Now is a time to get in touch with the spiritual aspects of yourself.

Alternate Interpretation: Golden Thread Tarot

Keywords: sacrifice, release, martyrdom

Description: Though the hanged man is swinging upside down, the serenity of his expression seems to communicate that he is doing this of his own free will. The hanged man understands the value of self-sacrifice. One must take a step backward to move ahead.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

A sacrifice is said to bring eventual reward and still she waits. The understanding is to be born anew. And in being so, allow us to see our failings from a new perspective. By such surrender would we shine with the glory of divine awareness?

The Hanged Man represents the spirit of renunciation and sacrifice.



Normal Position: Life in suspension, transition, apathy and dullness, boredom, abandonment, sacrifice, repentance, readjustment, regeneration, improvement, surrender


Sunday, December 24, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Death

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: transformation, ending, closure, regeneration

Description: Death is a card of an ending before an utter transformation. It is like the caterpillar in a cocoon, on the verge of becoming a butterfly.

It is time to get rid of what is no longer useful. Seek closure before moving on. You may be about to end a  job, move house, or end a relationship. This may not be an easy change, but it is necessary for  your  maturation and well-being.

If you've been feeling stuck, this card is advising you to look around you and decide what to let go of. Only when you free up stagnant energy will new things come to you.

If you are going through a time of painful loss, find solace in knowing that you will look back on this time as the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Let go and trust in the universe.



Alternate Interpretation: Golden Thread Tarot

Keywords: end of a cycle, beginnings, change, metamorphosis

Description: A cycle comes to a close, a radical transformation that requires a part of oneself to be sacrificed to be able to continue to the next plane. With loss, something new can begin. Death carreis a scythe not just to destroy but also to sow the new harvest.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

The solitary figure at whose mention quickens the heart. And  yet so misunderstood by mere appearance; when all it offers is the chance to begin a new era.

Death represents the spirit in transformation.

Normal Position: Unexpected change, loss, failure, the ending of a familiar situation or friendship, loss of income or financial security, illness, possible even death.



Friday, December 22, 2017

Tarot of the Day - High Priestess

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: inner wisdom, receptivity, spirituality, meditation

Description: The High Priestess urges you to trust your inner wisdom.

Spend time in solitude and silence. Pay attention to your dreams. Trust your intuiition. Notice synchronicity as you go through your days. Look for the answers you seek within yourself.

Practice spending time in meditation so that you can hear your inner voice and tune in to your own rhythms.

Alternate Interpretation: Golden Thread Tarot

Keywords: intuition, unconscious, inner voice

Description: To direct your will outward one must also be able to understand one's internal world. the High Priestess is the guardian of the unconscious and beckons the traveler to the world within.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

She wields the power of the unconscious; driving away all that would mist you from being aware of the greatness within.

Normal Position: Wisdom, common sense, learning, serenity, objectivity, foresight, perception, emotionlessness, impatience, unmarried, too practical, teacher



Selfie of the Day

Time Taken: 9:51am

Feeling: Less depressed than yesterday.

Plans for the Day: Take husband to doctor appointment. Wrap presents. Laundry. Clean house. Watch movies.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Seven of Cups

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: fantasy, illusion, creative brainstorming, altered states

Description: The Seven of Cups is a card of choices and fantasies.

It often means that you have so many choices available to you that indecision will prevent you from choosing anything. It could also mean that you have your head in the clouds. Dreaming of all that could be is keeping you from focusing on the here and now and making any progress.

If you have a lot of structure and stagnation in your life, this card could indicate the need to shake things up in order to recognize alternative paths you could take.

The Seven of Cups also represents altered states of consciousness, dreaming and visualization. it is good to dream and experiment, but beware of your experiments and fantasies standing in the way of healthy development.

Alternate Interpretation: Golden Thread Tarot

Keywords: choices, fantasy, illusion

Description: A range of choices present themselves to you, some of which promise power, riches, victory and love, and others that present you with disaster. Danger lurks within the choices, and wishful thinking and fantasy can lead one into trouble.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

Do not indulge in too much wishful thinking, as yes; a fantasy is much  more desirable than reality. But truth is the life we must live

Normal Position: Fantasy, foolish whims, daydreams, illusionary success.

Thoughts: Gee, I wonder. Sorry - too depressed to effing think without demeaning myself.

Selfie of the Day

Time Taken: 11:13am

Feeling: Depressed. Unmotivated.

Plans for the Day: Take husband to therapy appointment. Wrap presents. Write. Laundry. Note* Everything assuming I can find motivation

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tarot of the Day - The World

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: integration, completion, options, wholeness, the earth, connection

Description: The World card represents both endings and new beginnings. You have learnt the lessons from your current phase of life. It is time to move on.

This card can mean a victory or graduation. It is telling you that you have enough and that you are enough.

It is time to move beyond the thoughts of your personal quest to bigger thoughts of what you can offer the earth.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

The journey is complete and the bond is sealed. A spiritual awakening and desires fulfilled and only now can you feel the true accomplishment of the path you have taken. 

The World represents the spirit in the material world.

Normal Position: Attainment, completion, perfection, ultimate change, the end result of all efforts, success, assurance, synthesis, accomplishment, capability, the rewards that come from hard work, the path of liberation, eternal life.

Thoughts: The part "It is telling you that you have enough and that you are enough." is really sticking out for me.

Selfie of the Day

Time Taken: 8:31am

Feeling: Headachey

Plans for the Day: Go to my dr's appointments, pick up Community Christmas, find something to give my stepsister's kids for gifts.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Knave of Cups

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

*Note: Galaxy Tarot Pro does not have an entry for Knave, so I am substituting Page for Knave

Keywords: sensitive, king, imaginative, romantic, gentle, new love, love letters

Description: This card could represent a person you know or will encounter or some aspect of yourself that is present or to call upon now.

The Page of Cups is a youthful, sensitive, imaginative person. Her heart is open to love and messaged from her higher self.

She can be emotionally needy and feel unfulfilled when not romantically involved. She is willing to share her deepest feelings and dearest dreams.

This Page has a strong desire to express herself creatively, and can feel stifled and unhappy when she doesn't have time for creative play.

This card could also represent messages from your dreams or love letters!

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

Our devotion to each other is clearly defined in the way we treat each other with respect and the spirit of love. 

Normal Position: Reflective and resolute, studious, loyal, willing to offer services and efforts towards a specific goal.

Thoughts: Decidedly different interpretations. Seeing as Galaxy Tarot has no Knave, I'd go by the Booklet's interpretation.

Selfie of the Day

Time Taken: 11:08am

Feeling: Really not liking the way my face looks :(

Plans for the Day: Warp presents - at the very least, the ones for the kids

Monday, December 18, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Queen of Wands

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: creative, independent, confident, beautiful, passionate, friendly, optimistic, influential, sexual

Description: This card could represent a person you know or will encounter or some aspect of  yourself that is present or to call upon now.

The Queen of Wands is a mature, confident, passionate person. She is dedicated to her pursuits in career, family, and love.

She is popular and fun. People love to be around her for her inspiring energy and joyful demeanor. She is generous and loves to make others smile.

She is super sexy! She does what she loves, takes chances in following her passion and lives life with her own personal flair. She sometimes uses her charisma and sex appeal to manipulate others.

She can also be impulsive and has a quick temper!

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

No matter what the task, persevere with a joy and lightness of  heart and always have a deep faith in your abilities. 


Normal Position: A sympathetic and understanding person, honorable, friendly, loving, practical, full of feminine charm and grace, gracious hostess, sincere interest in other persons.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Selfie of the Day

Time Taken: 1:00pm

Feeling: Like I'm at the crossroads between boredom and depression. In other words, okayish, but I could be better.

Plans for the Day: Maybe write. Dunno what else.

Tarot of the Day - Four of Cups

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: withdrawal, indifference, dissatisfaction, boredom, daydreaming

Description: This card indicates withdrawal from an emotional situation. It could be a voluntary withdrawal, such as taking time out to contemplate and meditate on your emotions, or an involuntary withdrawal, such as finding yourself tired of a situation, and lacking the emotional resources to proceed.

The key to this card is to remember that the answers and inspiration you need to go on are available to you. Be sure that you do not become so absorbed in apathy that you do not see the emotional opportunities available to you. If you have taken time out to contemplate a situation, pay close attention to your dreams and the subtle signs around you.

Sometimes there is a need to withdraw, and the Four of Cups may be advising you to do just that. The warning here is not to get stuck. Take the time you need to rest and contemplate what has come before, but also use this time to seek inspiration so you can continue forward.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

Take time to look around and cherish this gift of life; rather than spend all the hours looking within. 


Normal Position: Weariness, aversion, disgust, infelicity, stationary period.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tarot of the Day - King of Wands


Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: authentic, leader, passionate, charismatic, experienced, energetic, influential, proud, sexual

Description: This card could represent a person you know or will encounter or some aspect of yourself that is present or to call  upon now.

The King of Wands is a natural leader. He is devoted to  his family and those he leads. He is charming and kind and is motivated to take action to bring about positive change. he is decisive and courageous, and takes risks based on his gut feelings.

He likes excitement, competition and challenges. He has a lust for life! He likes to be surrounded by a diverse group of people. He is not rigid in this thinking and is receptive to different points of view when considering a situation.

He knows himself well and is a very authentic person. He expresses his true nature in all he does. He acts and speaks with integrity.

He is a passionate lover. He can have a fiery temper and does best when he expresses his feelings instead of letting them smolder within.

He sometimes gets carried away by his enthusiasm and can be an impulsive gambler, but even when he experiences loss he picks himself up and carries on with optimism.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

Here he stands, strong and proud; a man who avoids the easy path because he has the tenacity to take risks and win. He has the courage of his convictions to drive him and always believes in himself. 

Normal Position: Honest and conscientious person, friendly, educated, fatherly.


Ancestry

My Ancestory according to my Aunt Patty (mom's side. Everything is in relation to her (Daddy would be my Grandfather, etc): 

% Region
51 Wales, Ireland, and Scotland
27 EuropeWest: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Lichtenstein
8 Iberian Peninsula: Portugal, Spain
6 Finland
4 Scnadanavian
3 Great Britain
1 Italy and Greece


Bottom line, Native American ancestry was checked and we have 0% DNA in common with any known tribes in that mitDNA area. We are more closely related to Welsh, Scotland &Vikings (from Scandinavian countries of Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland & Scandinavia) than any other regions. Apparently, mom's side of the family had heard that rumor too, (about Native Americans in family) as I have heard from 3rd - 6th cousins that they were experiencing the same results. I have no idea where that got started, so we cannot blame just the relatives we knew. They were going by stories they were taught from Childhood. But alas, they were WRONG and misinformed.

The Cheeseman's were from Wales, Great Britain and Scotland.(our Great Grandma on dad's side- Wade's are included and regions are identical (Dad's side), Malone's (Grandma Cheeseman) were from Wales, Great Britain & Scotland too (also included are surnames Allman & Caldwell). This goes back 3 generations . I can go further back, but for clarity, this will suffice.

Richards surname is the same: Wales, Scotland. (Daddy's father's side) Woodin is Wales, Scotland. (grandma Gintzel's mother's maiden name Benscoten/VanBenschoten are from the Netherlands, Utrecht Region. Karns (our great grandmother on Daddy's father's side) is from Wales, Scotland & Ireland. Roberts (our great great grandmother - direct descendant of William Bradford) the same.

Instead of being disappointed by 0 percent Native American DNA, our families have been in this country since the puritans landed at Plymouth Rock. I am following a pre-conceived theory that Norsemen (Scandinavians) have been in the US before the puritans, and that has been proven, but they used names to identify what occupation you had, before surnames existed. EMBRACE YOUR INNER WELSH & VIKING ROOTS!

If you have questions, let me know. I have records and can prove all that I have stated and beyond. I am still working on our family tree after over 20 years, but with the DNA for proof, it has opened information that you cannot imagine!

(according to my mother though, don't put a lot of stock in this (you're supposedly supposed to use make dna with the testing kits,not female))

Friday, December 15, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Ace of Wands

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: birth, energy, inspiration, sexuality, self-image

Description: When this card appears look for a new opportunity. The Ace of Wands is a seed to be nurtured. This is a new bright idea, a burst of creative energy, a source of inspiration. Excitement, enthusiasm, and energy for something new are available when then Ace of Wands appears in a spread.

Now is  your chance to be courageous.

This card can also indicate new life -- conception or birth, both literally and metaphysically.

In a love reading the Ace of Wands is an indication of passion, excitement and fun.

In a career reading, when this card appears, look for opportunities to be creative and express your enthusiasm.

As with all Aces, this is a new opportunity that must be grasped in order to come to fruition.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

The canyon is divided in to two paths ahead of you; do you know which one will bring enlightenment? Be strong in your beliefs and seize the opportunity to be fulfilled. 

Normal Position: Creation, beginning, fortune, start of an undertaking, birth of a child, adventure.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tarot of the Day - High Priestess

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: inner wisdom, receptivity, spirituality, meditation

Description: The High Priestess urges you to trust your inner wisdom.

Spend time in solitude and silence. Pay attention to your dreams. Trust your intuition. Notice synchronicity as you go through your days. Look for the answers you seek within yourself.
Practice spending time in meditation so that you can head your inner voice and tune in to your own rhythms.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

she wields the power of the unconcious; driving away all that would mist you from being aware of the greatness within.

Normal Position: Wisdom, common sense, learning, serenity, objectivity, foresight, perception, emotionlessness,  impatience, unmarried, too practical, teacher


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tarot of the Day - The Fool

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: trust, innocence, open mind, beginning

Description: When The Fool appears in a reading it is time for a new adventure.

Try to have an open mind. Don't make all the decisions about your path, or make assumptions about how it'll be before you embark. Stay open to surprises and unexpected opportunities. Anything could happen if you leave room for possibilities. Trust in the universe to keep you safe, then take the leap into the unknown!

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

With gleeful expression, a world of innocence and wonder awaits. Will he know, however, of the dangers that wait, along its highway?

The Fool represents the spirit.

Normal Position: Folly, mania, extravagance, delirium, frenzy, insecurity, frivolity, passion, enthusiasm.

Thoughts: For me it essentially says to expect the unexpected - hopefully the unexpected will be good things!


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Nine of Wands

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: wounded, experienced, guarded, perseverance, inner reserves

Description: The Nine of Wands is a card about wisdom and strength gained through experience.

When this card comes up in a spread think back to a time when you've been in a similar situation - what lessons did you learn then that you can apply now?

This card could be serving as a warning. It could be that you think you know what to expect, and have your defenses up to protect yourself. Though we do learn from experience, there is always the possibility that things will turn out differently than we expect and that people will surprise us. Be wary of self-fulfilling prophecy. Sometimes when we expect the worst, that's exactly what we end up getting.

Notice how you got to where you are through  your own choices. You are not a victim. If you are not satisfied with your current position, you can  make a choice to change that too.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

It seems that around every corner awaits something that wants to hurt us or take us down. Well now it is time to learn from experience and stand strong in the face of adversity. 

Normal Position: Expectation of difficulties and changes, awaiting tribulation, anticipation, hidden enemies, deception, discipline a pause in current struggle.

Thoughts: My only thought is that this is an interesting card to come up on a day I had a therapy appointment and we were discussing my PTSD.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Tarot of the Day - King of Cups

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: wise, emotionally mature, experienced, composed, calm, healer, counselor, father

Description: This card could represent a person you know or will encounter or some aspect of yourself that is present or to call upon now.

The King of Cups is emotionally mature.

He is able to observe his emotions and respond in wise ways to them. He is a wonderful counselor and adviser. He is a careful, empathetic and understanding listener. he gives good advice and makes a wonderful mediator.

He has a big heart, is extremely caring and makes a wonderful husband and father.

He is imaginative and able to channel his emotions in creative ways. He loves the arts and beautiful t hings.

He  may seem emotionally detached, but this is not only because he is calm and mature, not because he doesn't care.

Alternate Interpretation: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot Booklet

Now that you have found me, be regardful of your actions and do as I would do. Diplomacy is better than force; staying calm within a crisis are just two ways to rise above negative situations.

Normal Position: Responsibility and creativity, learned person, professional, businessman, a considerate person, kind, reliable, artist, generous, lawyer, scientist.

Thoughts: This card felt important the minute I flipped it over, due to the wolf imagery. I included the alternative interpretation this time to see how well it matched the Galaxy Tarot interpretation. I like the part in italics - that comes from the booklet, and seems more direct at telling you what is important, as opposed to Galaxy Tarot. So I may keep doing alternate interpretations for a while.

In any event, I interpret this ti mean I should be calm and levelheaded today. Don't get nasty and argue, just try to stay calm.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Queen of Swords

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: intelligent, truthful, clear communicator, self-aware, independent, teacher, writer

Description: This card could represent a person you know or will encounter or some aspect of yourself that is present or to call  upon now.

the Queen of Swords is a very independent woman. She has great clarity of thought and pursues her desires with strength and maturity. She treasures solitude and is able to overcome loneliness by pursuing independent projects. She has a very sharp mind and a keen sense of justice and fairness.

She has great self-awareness, but may be overly critical of her own thoughts. She would benefit from developing greater compassion for herself.

She may have experienced great loss or sorrow in her life. This experience has enhanced her wisdom.

Rational thought is sometimes at the cost of emotional insight for the queen. She can be cutting with her words and is well advised to consider others' feelings when she speaks the truth. It is possible to be both honest and kind.

In a reading she may represent that professional counsel should be sought. When choosing an expert, look for someone who seems to have forthright and clear characteristics of this queen.

Thoughts: I think this card is telling me to go to therapy. My appointment isn't until Tuesday, card!


Saturday, December 09, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Ten of Pentacles

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: legacy, permanence, wealth, ancestors, wisdom, home

Description: The Ten of Pentacles is a card of physical security.

It could mean a successful financial venture, an inheritance that will provide for those concerned, or an auspicious partnership. It is also a card of traditions so could represent a holiday celebration or doing things the way they have always been done. If you have a question about what you should do, think back to the way your elders would solve the problem.

The warning with this card is that you may be thinking that financial wealth is the only kind of wealth there is, and may be forgetting about spiritual and emotional wealth. Is there a cost that you have not considered in achieving the comfort you desire?

Thoughts: Hmmm...it certainly is the right time of year for holiday celebrations. I can't think of any specific traditions in my family, apart from one grandparent on Xmas Eve, and one on Xmas Day. I haven't gone to Xmas Day in quite some time though. Too many people in one small apartment, some of whom smoke. Just not comfortable for me. Financial wealth would certainly be nice, but spiritual and emotional wealth are too. I'll take whatever blessing the gods are willing to give.

Selfie of the Day

Time Taken: 8:14am

Feeling: Awake

Plans for the Day: Take mom shopping, go to the library, possibly have one of the kids' friends over.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Tarot of the Day - The Star

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: optimism, renewal, boundlessness, peace, astrology

Description: The Star is a card of hope, peace and renewal.

After the destruction of The Tower, The Star brings optimism for a fresh start. When The Star shows up in a reading have trust in the constantly changing nature of the universe. After the darkest hour comes the dawn of a new day.

You are on a healing path. Be sure to nurture both the physical and spiritual aspects of your life. Do what is practically required, while at the same time visualizing an ideal future. Calmness and stillness may be required to heal completely.

If someone in your life needs healing, The Star is telling you that optimism and gentle nurturing are required.

In a creative venture, The Star can be a sign of success.

This card can also indicate astrology and other divine arts. Pay attention to the cosmos.

Thoughts: I think it's telling me to keep up with the spiritual work I've started. Beyond that I don't know.


Thursday, December 07, 2017

Tarot of the Day - The Hermit

Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: solitude, introspection, perspective, wisdom, guidance

Description: The Hermit indicates a need or desire to withdraw from the world. He is a wise old man, who has learned much about himself and his world through deep introspection and meditation.

When you see this card in a reading, your soul may be craving a retreat in order to replenish and restore. By taking a space and solitude now, you will be ready to engage with and guide others when they most need you later on.

The answers you seek will be found within you, not in any book or on any website.

The Hermit may also be advising you to seek the guidance of a wise counselor or mentor.

Thoughts: On the solitude thing, I can understand that. I feel frustrated that my youngest son's school day has been halved for the time being, cutting into my alone time. Yes, my husband is still here, but I don't have the added frustration and noise of three kids to deal with as well. Mind you, I love my kids - I just need a break once in a while, and so does my husband. Today while all three are at school there is an hour long counseling appointment for my husband, and the kids will be home an hour after that. Kinda frustrating.

On seeking answers, perhaps I need to try and mediatate today, and see if anyone has any messages for me. I've been trying to do daily devotionals as well.

As for advice, well I have to assume I'm supposed to ask  my friend Teagen - this is her card after all :p


Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Knave of Wands


Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

*Note: Galaxy Tarot Pro does not have an entry for Knave, so I am substituting Page for Knave

Keywords: enthusiastic, adventurous, inspired, new desire, new identity, new idea, new journey, inspiring news

Description: This card could represent a  person you know or will encounter or some aspect of yourself that is present or to call upon now.

The Page of Wands is a youthful, enthusiastic, creative person. He is excited and willing to embark upon new adventures. He is healthy and full of vital energy. He is learning to use his energy to meet his goals.

This card could indicate eagerly beginning a new project or setting off on a new adventure

This card could also represent exciting news!

Thoughts: Exciting news could be fun, but I'm not anticipating anything. New project? Well I was considering just yesterday trying to write something that wasn't rp related. No further thoughts.


Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Four of Wands



Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: results, rewards, celebration, teamwork, gratitude, home

Description: When this card appears in a reading it's time to celebrate your accomplishments. You've had success in your journey. Take time to honor your hard work.

The Four of Wands marks completion of some stage. It could be a birthday, a wedding, a successful school examination, an anniversary, or the purchase of a new home.

Whatever has been completed, now is a time to look back on your accomplishment and take stock. Give thanks to those people and for those things that have helped  you get to where you are.

It's also a time to look forward. What has brought you this far? What new things would you like to manifest as you move into the future?

Thoughts: Not sure what this means for me - seems like a card more meant for a couple friends of mine. What have I accomplished? It feels like little to nothing, although there has to be something, right? I always have a hard time figuring out stuff like this because I feel like I should be doing something big, not something little like making it out of bed and wearing clean clothes for the day and remembering to take my pills - that just seems small and petty, you know? On the other hand due to my mostly being depressed, maybe it really is an accomplishment.






Monday, December 04, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Queen of Cups



Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: empathetic, receptive, sensitive, introspective, psychic, emotional, loving, dreamer, counselor, mother

Description: This card could represent a person you know or will encounter or some aspect of  yourself that is present or to call upon now.

The Queen of Cups is a mature, sensitive, romantic person. She is an empathetic, soothing and kind listener. She helps others to understand their own emotions.

She is connected to her higher self and receptive to messages from her dreams. She pays close attention to her feelings and intuition. She always listens to her heart.

She is a loving mother. She gives much to others and may require solitude in order to restore herself. Being near water restores and inspires her.

She is artistic and visionary.

She can sometimes be moody, emotionally manipulative, or deceitful.

Thoughts: Jeezy Creezy this card makes me think of me. Perhaps today this card is telling me to pay attention to myself a little more?


Sunday, December 03, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Knight of Swords



Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: revolutionary, philosophical, impatient, rushing ,explorer, debate

Description: This card could represent a person  you know or will encounter or some aspect of yourself that is present to call upon now.

the Knight of Swords is a sharp-minded, direct and idealistic person. He is a great problem solver and debater. He is rational and doesn't let his feelings drive him. He can be headstrong and impatient. His communication is very direct and often piercing.

He feels very passionately about his own ideas and will spare no one's feelings in getting his point across. Although he is very intelligent he often jumps to conclusions.

Thoughts: Doesn't sound like me. Then again, maybe it does. I don't know - I'm a poor judge of character when it comes to myself, I feel.


Saturday, December 02, 2017

Tarot of the Day - Wheel of Fortune




Deck: Anne Stokes Legends Tarot
Interpretation: Galaxy Tarot Pro

Keywords: tacking action, change, movement, destiny, luck, expansion

Description: The Wheel of Fortune reminds us that change is inevitable. However things are now, they will most definitely not stay the same forever.

We don't always have control over what life sets in our path, but we can decide how we respond. Try not to get too attached to one way of being. Don't try to control everything; you can't.

The Wheel of Fortune advises you to center yourself so that you can stay calm and make good decisions when your world seems like it is spinning out of control.

If you've been down on luck, it is quite likely that the Wheel of Fortune is indicating a change for the better.

Thoughts:  Change isn't a bad thing, especially a change for the better. If I could consider always being low on funds to be down on my luck, a change in that regard would be most welcome, however I don't see it happening. I'm not really sure what changes, if any, are forthcoming, but I don't foresee too many issues embracing them. Then again, I suppose it depends on what they are.

Selfie of the Day

Time Taken: 10:21am

Feeling: Tired. Unsure of what to do.

Plans for the Day: Deal with the in-laws when they come down for a visit. Laundry.