Thursday, March 25, 2010

Animals Divine: Education

1. Hanuman-Page of Pentacles (Reversed)
This card traditionally means spending money, and I agree with this statement, but I don’t see this card representing like it’s a bad thing. Hanuman seems to be making the money forefront in this image, and I think it means spending money to earn something in the long run.

2. Snake-Nine of Wands (Reversed)
Here I see a snake winding down a path and he looks almost lost and trapped. The card tends to symbolize that projects started will fail. I’m going to expand on this: if I take up too many projects, then I think it will be doomed to fail. I need to balance so I’m not overwhelmed.

3. Fox-Five of Pentacles
This card represents focus and making sure you know where you’re going. I think it means I need to take a good look at my education courses and make sure I pick the “right” ones.

Well not the happiest education reading I’ve done. Hell, I think it was one card away from saying “DON’T DO THIS!!” I think I need to look at this as if I were getting a degree. What courses will I need to complete a degree? How many credits can I take a “semester”?(Answer: 7. One for each day of the week) How many should I take? (Answer: 4, then I have three days for myself.) I really want to take all 12 courses I’ve picked out. I think I need to discuss it with my family and see how it all fits in.
In the end, if I don’t do a very good job on these classes, it’s not like I did waste my money on a university degree. Not that university is a waste, but that is costs way less here.

I don’t think any education will be a waste.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Anubis Oracle-My Sacred Purpose

1. Ptah
The position of this card represents the entire theme of my purpose. The card, Ptah, symbolizes imagination and vision. In this position, I think this means that the theme of my purpose here is creating.

2. Right Timing and Direction (Sothis, Khnosu and Amun-Ra)
This is the force that is grounding me. The card represents bringing the Gods gifts into everyday life. To me, this means that once I finish my Book of Shadows (well, it will never be finished, but when I get this chunk done), I’ll be able to move on and bring my religion into my everyday life, something I’ve wanted to do since the beginning.

3. Bast
This position represents what I am becoming. My card is Bast, who represents desire, sensuality and instinct. I think that these three qualities will begin to come through once I begin to feel confident in myself, which I will help through meditation and magic. I may even begin to feel these once I feel “accomplished” at finishing something.

4. Khepera (Khephri)
This position symbolises what I will create or offer to the world, as part of my sacred purpose. The Khepera card represents cycles of change, the spiral dance, and is a protector of the planet. The thing I don’t agree with for me is the planet protecting. Sure, I’m all for saving the planet, but I’m not giving up my comforts. If, when I open a business, it’s cheaper to install solar panels, then I will, but if it’s still way to expensive, then I won’t. The spiral dance caught me, because I love to dance, even if I suck at it.

This reading is supposed to help you tune into your “higher purpose”. Many pagans believe you are on this earth for a reason. Some are healers, some are warriors, some are teachers, ect. I’ve fallen between so many categories that I haven’t been able to figure anything out. This helped me a bit. My theme is creation. Maybe I’m here to create things (blogs, cross stitch, businesses) that will be lasting throughout human history.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mystic Faerie: Four cards

Indicator-Ten of Cups (reversed)
This card indicates a lack of harmony and co-operation. This could symbolize a loss of friendship, major family disputes and anti-social action. Sometimes this card can also represent young pregnancies.

1. Ace of Pentacles (Reversed)
This card symbolises greed. It’s the card of rampant materialism. The card also represents lack of imagination and fear of death.

2. The Magician (reversed)
The playing cards on this card represent chaos to me. It shows a lack of organization and a lack of focus.

3. Judgement
This card urges you to open your heart and listen for divine messages. It will tell you what you need to do.

Maybe I’m still a little overtired, but these cards did not speak to me very much today. I can see each of these aspects within me (the anti-socialness, the greed, the chaos, and the need to just listen), but I can’t piece them together today.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Heart of the Faerie Oracle-First Time

1. 39-The Fixer
This card symbolizes best intentions. The sprite on the card will hide things just so that everything appears right. I think I do this a lot, with friends and family. I’m secretive by nature, and if I don’t tell people anything, then they will think I’m fine.

2. 42-The Lady of Song
This is the card of listening. This lady is connected to the universe. She hears the songs put out by the cosmos. In fact, it is true that our own planets and sun put out a sort of “music”. This Lady is connected to that, and urges one to be connected too. I’ve always wanted to be very connected to the cosmos. I am, sometimes. Sometimes I’m trapped in the mundane. I’d like to be able to switch gears instantly, going from the mundane to the spiritual whenever I felt like it.

3. 41-The Lady of Unicorns
I’m going to get this out of the way first: I love unicorns. Okay, this card is similar to The Lady of Song. This card, however, urges you to become connected with magic. She is the Lady that you should turn to when your beliefs are threatened or on thin ice. I think we all have those days where you just question, “Why do I believe in this?” The Lady of Unicorns will help you understand. I question my faith as much as anyone else, and I think that I need to turn to spirits like Unicorns and Faeries to help me understand, instead of turning to Gods and Goddesses. I think these spirits are more able to cope with something like losing faith.

This is my first time using this deck, and I’ve found it really accurate so far. Each of these cards has symbolized a different part of me: lying for the greater good, wanting to connect, and losing faith.

At first I was a little wary about buying an oracle deck. I had bought one because it was Egyptian themed, and this one I don’t think I could have put down. I still prefer tarot cards to oracle decks, but these should make a cool addition to my collection.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Necronomicon Tarot:All Over the Place

Indicator: King of Wands (Reversed)
This card represents a controlling older man who is unable to control his temper. He is supposed to be noble, but always corrupts this nobility with the constant need for control.

1. Shuggoth: Strength
This card, though the picture shows a slave creature, represents harnessed power, directed energy and perseverance.

2. Beast of Babylon: Chariot
This card is the card of victory and triumph. It is a commanding card, but I think it’s command in a good way. It’s the sort of control that a group of people need.

3. Four of Disks
This card represents earth power. It also symbolizes a legacy, inheritance, property and financial gain.

To be honest, everything seems all over the map here. I was trying to get an answer was to what I needed to do to stop being so afraid at night. If anyone wants to give understanding this reading a shot, go for it, I’d love to hear what you come up with.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

UFO Tarot: Planet Spread

This spread was modified from a spread that came with my UFO Tarot deck. TO get full information about it, read The Planet Spread.

1. The sun-Knave of Pentacles
This card is basically a “slow and steady wins the race” sort of card. It tells us that long time steadfastness is better than quick bursts of energy and strength. This really does describe me, as I can focus on things for a long time and feel like I get more done that way.

2. Mercury-Five of Wands
This card means that I need to be wary of working in groups. The card represents that one single indecision in a group setting can jeopardise things. I need to be cautious when I’m in groups now.

3. Venus-The Fool
This card represents risk. I think it’s saying that I need to take a risk and just jump in and have fun. This may be hard for me because I’m very cautious.

4. Earth-Five of Swords
This means I’m not sharing my actual work ideas effectively. I want to open a business and I don’t know if people quite understand what I’m doing. I think I need to communicate my ideas better.

5. Mars-The Magician
I think I need to hold back when discussing certain things. Though, people I’ve met are very open about what I have to say, I’m sure I’ll find some people who think I’m crazy. I need to learn how to say things with tact and respect instead of attacking them. Then I’m no better than a fundie. I need to use willpower to hold myself back.

6. Jupiter-Six of Swords
This position is about goals, and the card symbolizes that I may have to sacrifice things to gain my full potential. As the aliens are getting off the mothership, I think this card may have to do with moving. I don’t really want to move, I want to work in this town. I like it here.

7. Saturn-Ten of Cups
This card represents making great things out of hard situations. I expect this means some of my greatest creative work (makeup, photomanips, whatever) are going to be done under times of complete and utter stress or exhaustion.

8. Uranus-Five of Pentacles
Uranus represents fear. This card means to face and overcome fears to gain true happiness. I think I need to “grow up” and not be afraid of things like being alone or sleeping alone.

9. Neptune-Four of Pentacles
I think this card represents my desire to be seen for who I am on the inside and not my frightened and strange outside. My appearance doesn’t represent who I am at all, and I don’t think a lot of people want to break through my cold shell.

10. Pluto-Ace of Pentacles
The booklet says this for this card: “Gain should fit the need”. I’m not exactly sure what this means, especially when it comes to changes. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Revelations Tarot: Work Through The Wall

Indicator: Eight of Pentacles
This card represents hard work and focus. This is what I’m actually hoping to do today. I need to focus on my spiritual work because I want to get two brand new Tarot decks done very soon. The only thing is, I need to finish this more “boring” task before I can do the fun one. If I work hard today, according to this card, it will pay off.

1. The Hierophant (Reversed)
This card, when upright, symbolizes very orthodox things, especially when it comes to religion. It is no surprise then that this card is sometimes called “The Pope.” When reversed, however, it signifies the unorthodox. If I had to describe my spirituality, unorthodox would be a word I’d use.

2. Seven of Pentacles (Reversed)
This card symbolizes that all my work has been frustrating and it seems like I’m getting nowhere fast. The card warns me to not just “give up” and fight through the “wall” that I’ve hit.

3. Two of Wands
This card represents flourishing. The figure is directing fire energy, a very powerful force. I think this means that once I get past my Wall, I will continue to work quickly and efficiently, maybe even hitting my goal of being done by Easter (Christian Easter, not Pagan Ostara.)

This reading was exactly what I needed to hear. I’m at a block with my USBoS (my virtual Book of Shadows). I was working really quickly, maybe 5 days, for each folder. Now, I’m stuck and Gemstone Magic, one of the larger folders. As someone who will be doing gemstone meditation with other people, I need to know as much about properties of stones as I can. But, this folder is indeed going “nowhere, fast.” It’s been over two weeks, at least.
Today, I’m focusing all on that folder, getting it done and maybe starting the next largest one, symbols.

At least symbols don’t have crazy names like stones.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Egyptian Tarot: Children

1. The Power of Ptah-Five of Wands
This is the card of healthy competition and mutual disagreements. Sort of an “agree to disagree” thing. I think this may have to do with my not wanting kids and almost everyone around me going gaga for babies. I don’t hate kids, I just don’t interact well with them.

2. The Wheel
This card represents change. Some decks portray this as a negative change, but on this card, the good is rising and the bad is falling. This means a positive change.

3. The Lady of Glory-Queen of Pentacles
This is the card of a proper leader. She is generous, but will stand up for her beliefs. She is not afraid to trust herself and do as she sees fit.

This reading really hits home some things about my childfree-ness. There are some people who think I’m too young to decide, or that I’m not a real woman because I don’t want to reproduce. The first card tells me that I can’t force my opinions on others. We will agree to disagree on the subject. The second card shows that people aren’t going to be as closed-minded about it as I would think. The third card is me, standing up for my beliefs and not crumbling under societies pressure.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Anubis Oracle: Finding The Higher Self

1. Sekhmet-Transformation
This is funny, because this is the card of transformation, especially of the start of a transformation, which is what this position means. This card represents a fierce and compassionate hand (or paw, as Sekhmet is a lioness) to lead you to your higher self.

2. Sobek and Horus-Reconciliation of Opposites
This card in this position represents that there are things in my past that I’m not forgiving myself for. I hold onto guilt for a really long time, and this card says that if I want to move on, I’ll have to learn to get rid of this guilt.

3. The Nile-Sacred Archetypal Element of Water
Water is my element and water is something that I find heals me of emotional debris than anything else. The books says that when I draw this card, I need to let myself relax in water, and just sort of float and let its energy run through me. In this position I think it also represents that, because the Nile is so-called a reflection of the Milky Way, water will become a medium for transmuting messages from higher powers.

4. The Sphinx-Divine Messenger
This card represents finding yourself. Going inside yourself and finding out everything you can. About your soul, your past lives, the spirits that look after you, and deities that look out for you. Because the Sphinx is so big, I think this card also means that it will be a big process.

For more about this reading, check out here: Tree of Life Spread

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mayan Tarot: Okay Cupid

1. Knave of Cups
This card represents the messenger of love. He is someone who will bring all the new opportunities for romance.

2. Three of Cups (Reversed)
This is another relationship card. It means “as the serpent hatches, a new relationship comes to light”. I think this means that a new relationship may happen in the spring. The card is reversed, so I have to look out for people who are not looking for something long-term and just wants to use me.

3. Eight of Cups (Reversed)
This card represents risk. I suppose dating in general can be risky, especially if you just know someone online. I think this card is telling me to be very careful and watch my back.

So, I signed up for OkCupid because I’m terrible with meeting people in person. I go to beauty school, so there aren’t any guys there, and my other two courses are going to be correspondence. All of my friends are lucky enough to have guys who they have known for a time and know very well. I’m not so lucky, so I’ve expanded by options.
This reading is pretty optimistic that it might have been a good option for me, as long as I play it safe.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Animals Divine Tarot: Distance Reading.

Indicator: Heron-Ten of Swords (Reversed)
This card isn’t a happy card. In its reversed position, it can mean sudden change, and temporary happiness. The heron appears to be stressed and losing all his feathers.

1. Bast-The High Priestess (Reversed)
This card symbolizes a lack of foresight and not listening to your inner voice. It can also mean that someone is emotionally manipulative, usually a female.

2. Zeus-The Emperor (Reversed)
This card when reversed symbolizes a distrust and dislike of authority. It also means that you have no power over a situation.

3. Caterpillar-Six of Wands
This card represents fear of an outcome or situation. It shows someone’s lack of decision making to illustrate how badly things can turn out.

This reading isn’t for me. I was confused by it at first, relying entirely on the books. I marked it up to being tired.
This reading is for a friend. Out of respect, I won’t mention names or situations.
The indicator card symbolizes my friend. The other three illustrate the situation.

Sorry about the kind of lame reading today. I don’t want to betray my friend’s trust by posting all the details.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Necronomicon Tarot: Another Business Reading

Indicator: Lady-Queen of Wands
This card represents inner strength, stability and security. The card isn’t really speaking to me, other than the bird, which looks to me like it’s a symbol of both freedom and being chained up. The bird can fly where it wants to, but it always returns. Sometimes I feel like that: I’m free to do what I want, but I’m in a very large cage.

1. Harlot-Queen of Swords
This is the card of grace, perception, and confidence. This woman is not afraid to do what she wants. She is something I hope I’ll be. I want to be this woman of perfect grace and confidence, and I think these traits are things that I’ll need to develop.

2. Ishtar-Star
This card symbolises hope, destiny and a wish granted. There are quite a few things that I wish for quite desperately, but only two are very important: my business and a husband. This card could signify either.

3. Three of Disks
This card is a card that symbolizes work and skill. It shows a woman preparing to make a grizzly object, a hand of glory, but that takes skill. This card also can symbolize material gain.

This reading is yet another business one. It shows things I need, things that will happen, and things that will be the result of work.

My indicator is a very personal card today. It flopped out of the deck. This freedom thing has been bugging me recently, but it’s usually just something at the back of my mind.