A Red Dress

My eyes itch. I’m tired. I just need to write. The last year I have been in a cocoon. Feeling my body change from the inside out on a cellular level. The frequency is a loving, blissful flowing electrical charge.

Things went well at work today. Amazingly well, it happens every once in a while. Today’s did not surprise me much when I drew it this morning. There were way too many good days in a row there for a while. Not that I really think any card is bad. The greatest learning comes from the greatest struggles.

Today’s card is the Two of Staves from The Goddess Tarot deck created by Kris Waldherr. The image on the card is that of a young girl looking off into the distance. It appears as though she is charting her future. The staves are budding new leaves. There is promise. She is wearing a red dress. There is a fence marking the boundary between now and future creations. One stave is on the other side of the fence and stuck in the ground. The other is in her left hand supporting and grounding her.

Kris Waldherr describes the suit of staves “channel(s) energy to areas where it can encourage growth.” And of the girl in the image Kris states, “Dressed in a red gown-the color of vigor and beginnings–the woman decides to bring her ideas into the world. Her confidence and talent assures success.” Very interesting indeed.

A new beginning has indeed arrived. I’m not sure what it brings. I know one thing. I am creating it. And I have experience! I haven’t travelled around the world for nothing.

~Athena

Maybe it was the shoes

Fall is here. It has been mostly raining for four days. Nice to see the ground wet for a change. The sunset was gorgeous. The pink clouds moved quickly from the north-west. They have a mission somewhere else.

Today’s card is the Greenman, Synergy from the Steven D. Farmer Earth Magic Oracle Cards deck.

 

The image on the card is not the typical greenman. He is something that could easily be dismissed as “just vegetation.” He is the male earth spirit embodied, envegetated.

I was happy the Greenman showed up today. He is just so happy and healthy. Oddly enough I felt as though I grew today. I could literally see higher on the shelf. Maybe it was the shoes, but I felt taller.

Dr. Farmer seems to explain the synergy in my life directly, “You are in a mutually cooperative interaction with Spirit, and your mission is congruent with your sense of purpose.”

My day went great! Hope the synergy continues in my dreams tonight.

~ Athena

It Feels Electrical

Today was a good day. The sun was shining, the birds were flying, and the night is settling in. The big astrological news of the day is that Uranus in Aries is trining Jupiter in Leo. This is a sweet spot for me right now. Uranus is conjunct my natal Jupiter! This could be amazing.

My self-centered tarot card for the day is the Death card from the Native American Tarot Deck by Magda and J.A. Gonzalez. The image on the card is the archetypal skeleton. The emotion the image evokes is quite different than other decks. Death has compassion for the buffalo as its skull is gently cradled. It’s quite beautiful really.

According to Magda and J.A. Gonzalez, “The essence of Death is transformation, alteration and unexpected change. Explained in another way, when the strain of the environment becomes intolerable, the threatened element readily adapts.” The card represents to me a time in my life where an old way of being has died so another can be conceived. It feels electrical. It’s Uranus conjunct my Natal Jupiter.

The numerology of the number 13 is upheaval and sudden change. Upheaval and change are happening all around us. Free energy and lasting health are real possibilities with applications harnessing the power of the fourth phase of water. Seriously, check out The Great Secret of Water – Dr. Gerald H. Pollack http://youtu.be/Jd2tPtqSyNY.

Science is backing up my spiritual beliefs and it feels great! The end of this week felt like a death to me, but a death in a good way. A new cycle is starting and we are going to blow ourselves away!

~Athena

Part of it all

This equinox is expanding my awareness of love. I feel it flowing through my chakras. I feel the love vibrations expand my heart center in the same way air fills lungs.

Today’s card eluded me. This morning I woke up feeling queasy and decided not to draw a card until after work. Work was particularly boring today. At least the chicken salad sandwich was better than expected.

My kids and I had a moment after we came home. Little crabs went in the bath, I meditated, and my little sweetheart played outside with her friends.

I tried to draw a card, but decided to meditate instead. My heart led me outside. This evening the clouds were making wonderful shapes. I saw a dragon and four angels. The dragonflies beckoned me, and the crows flew to the Northwest.

It’s so amazing to be a part of it all.

Being at one with nature did the trick. I came back inside and shuffled The Sirian Starseed Tarot Deck by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha. The deck has outstanding imagery.

The card for the day is the Eight of Crystals. On this card, a young man who appears to be Scottish considering his tartan and the landscape. He is placing eight large quartz generator crystals on the steps leading to a tower.

The number eight represents union, infinity, our own magnetic field. The number eight coming up today, the day of balance, makes perfect sense. The crystals on this card represent clarity and power. Cori and Bartha state, “Not only does our hero realize that his work has value, but also that he is able to make it even more significant, beautiful, and utterly remarkable.”

Quite a lovely reading for the equinox. Thanks to the universe and all involved!

~Athena

Full Range of Motion

The fall equinox is Tuesday, September 22, 2014. I’m already feeling the energies changing. It feels like a loving purification, nonetheless difficult on the root and sacral chakras. This evening especially has a unique heart healing quality about it. Is it the sesquisquare between the Sun in Virgo and Moon in Leo with Jupiter and Venus in the mix? Possibly.

In keeping with my desire to draw a tarot card, write about my day, and provide my self-centered interpretation here we go:

September 19, 2014

As I was shuffling the Steven D. Farmer Earth Magic Oracle Cards with my eyes closed a card fell out. When I opened my eyes I saw it was actually two cards that fell together, Milky Way and Dream Time.

The image of our own beautiful spiral galaxy on the Milky Way card puts things in perspective. The Dream Time card, spelled dreamtime on the card itself, is gorgeous. It shows a man who appears to be an aborigine playing a didgeridoo. The notes he is playing are creating the earth, stars, clouds, people, animals, oceans, everything.

It was hard to get out of bed this morning. I slept in about thirty minutes later than I probably should have. My girls went to school and I went to work. It was a boring day at work. Our year-end close is finished, so things are slow.

My colleague did help me solve a puzzle that needed to be solved for years. It is a wood cube puzzle from Thailand. I literally took it to work several years ago hoping someone would magically put it back together like my friend Samantha did in Anchorage. No chance.

Today my colleague attempted to solve it and actually dropped a loose block out of the puzzle and immediately gave up. He gave it to me. I played with it for a moment and figured it out. Awesome! If it had not been for him trying, the puzzle would not be completed.

This is all very interesting recalling this now, especially considering the date. Fifteen years ago today I popped my ankle open and stood on the bone. Needless to say I had surgery and years of recovery. Thankfully, my ankle does have amazing, near full range of motion, flexibility now! The accident happened in Anchorage.

Perhaps that is what the Milky Way card is bringing me today, perspective on my ankle injury and the puzzle that is life. While in Anchorage I dreamed of my future. Now I am living it, nothing like I dreamed really and at the same time exactly like I dreamed. All of my own creation. So beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes.

It feels good to come full circle and appreciate the blessings within the difficulties. The equinox energies are healing my old wounds. I hope they are healing yours too.

~Athena

Time to move on

My spiritual journey goes back as far as I can remember. Revelations about past events continue to surface for understanding and healing. For many months I have been on youtube searching for my own unique meaning of life by listening to what others have to say. It is nice to put things in perspective by hearing what others have to say. However, the best method for spiritual development is hands down meditation. I have been slacking on my meditation practice lately. Seems like I do that when things are going well.

Over the last year I have learned a new technique for understanding my place in the universe – Astrology! One of my worst fears is going through life without a partner. I remember listening to Steve Judd on the morning of November 7, 2013. In his Glastonbury accent he said, “Today is incision day.” My ego chuckled in delight that it wasn’t happening to me. My life is perfect. Yeah, right. My ass was dumped at lunch time.

Anyway, now I know how to use astrology to understand the energies affecting me and how I in turn affect everything around me. It is empowering. The prevailing energies in my chart are now reminiscent of that fateful day last year. So, it seems like as good a day as any to get over it. Time to move on.

Yesterday I decided to start drawing a tarot card for the day and then write about my day and provide my interpretation of my own reading. I know it’s self centered. Work with me here.

September 16, 2014

I pulled the six of swords from the Goddess Tarot deck by Kris Waldherr. On the card is the image of a young woman in a reed boat in a what appears to be a marshy area at the edge of a lake. The six swords are stabbed into the bottom of the boat. She is forlorn, not noticing the state of the boat.

My day was spent with my girls celebrating my oldest’s birthday. We went to lunch with my parents and brother. Stopped by a couple of shops where my daughter wanted a birthday gift. Had cake and ice cream at my parents house. Basically, had a very busy day. Throughout most of it, I felt removed. Almost as if viewing everything in a different way than before.

The booklet included with The Goddess Tarot deck states, “The woman is traveling in a boat to a better place. She has gathered six swords to take with her.” Not quite my interpretation. Apparently, I’m moving past my “current limitations” and taking my knowledge of weaponry with me. Makes sense considering my name. Oddly, when looking at the image on the card, the boat’s buoyancy is unaffected by the swords.

The last couple of years, perhaps even a decade have been rather challenging. One thing is for sure, I wouldn’t be the person I am now without those challenges and their blessings.

Just goes to show you have to take it with a grain of salt and move on.

~Athena