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Tarot: Mirror of the Soul

“A Tarot reading looks at your current life situations through
the symbolic language of image and color.”
~Susan Scofield

A Tarot reading looks at your current life situation through the symbolic language of image and color. Tarot cards are a unique tool available to anyone who can look at a picture and describe what they see. In the case of the cards, this symbolic language triggers an unconscious response within the individual, signaling intuition, which in turn, sends a message to the conscious mind.

The Tarot functions as a guide. It is an anchor and an advisor. It can direct, suggest and open one’s eyes to new possibilities along with revealing roadblocks, challenges and fears.

tarot card spreadTarot cards can be used for self-understanding, and are often called the “mirror of the soul.” They are useful in looking at the current flow of energy in one’s life, or in the examination of a particular issue.

A Tarot reading can foster an understanding of the different perspectives and needs within a relationship, whether with a partner, a child, or a parent. Tarot spreads can indicate the energies in any given situation and suggest how best to deal with that situation.

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The Next Chapter Unfolds

 “We are all stories in the end.
~Doctor Who

This is the story of the Blue Kong, and how it changed my life.

Half a dozen years ago, I was found by an American Pit Bull Terrier. As I arrived back at my truck after walking one of my Siberian Huskies along a local rail trail, I found what appeared to be an old, ravaged and wounded, pit bull, laying up against my wheel. The invisible sign was on, “Come here, and you will be helped.”

This dog, who came to be known as Gar, took close to a year to fix through the dedicated and combined efforts of my veterinarian and myself. He was only a year old but had the worst mange she had ever seen, was covered with scabs and scars and had multiple infections. Although subjected to constant foot soaks, injections, pills, Gar never resisted, never growled, and remained gentle, loving and kind.

dog w toyInitially, we gave him a rubber toy shaped like a bowling pin, which he carried non-stop in his massive jaws for close to a year. The second pin never left his mouth and only lasted a few weeks due to the … Read the rest


The Dog and the Wolf

Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.)  Fables.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.

A gaunt Wolf was almost dead with hunger when he happened to meet a House-dog who was passing by. “Ah, Cousin,” said the Dog. “I knew how it would be; your irregular life will soon be the ruin of you. Why do you not work steadily as I do, and get your food regularly given to you?”

 “I would have no objection,” said the Wolf, “if I could only get a place.”

 “I will easily arrange that for you,” said the Dog; “come with me to my master and you shall share my work.”

So the Wolf and the Dog went towards the town together. On the way there the Wolf noticed that the hair on a certain part of the Dog’s neck was very much worn away, so he asked him how that had come about.

 “Oh, it is nothing,” said the Dog. “That is only the place where the collar is put on at night to keep me chained up; it chafes a bit, but one soon gets used to it.”

 “Is that all?” said the Wolf. “Then good-bye to you, Master Dog.”

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Celebrating Growth, Energy and Possibility

“The month of May was come, when every lusty heart begins to blossom,
and to bring forth fruit.”

~Thomas Mallory

May presents the first signs of summer in many parts of the world, including the Pacific Northwest. Life is in full growth around us, resplendent with greens of all hues, blossoms, and filled with lively, baby animals. Life bursts forth with its great push towards the Sun. This is the time of the Green Man and Green Woman, the Lords of all Life.

May is ruled by the sign of Taurus, whose ruler is Venus. This is the country of the Hierophant and the Empress. We see Venus wearing the robes of the Empress when we look outside at the beautiful natural world at this time of year. Birth has occurred, and this is the time of growth, development, and expansion.

Each season of the solar year has its job to perform, its work to accomplish before the next door swings open on its great solar hinge timed to the turning of the earth as it performs the annular passage around the Sun. There is no resistance to this passage, happening like clockwork, year in and year out.

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March Full Moon Eclipse

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
~Mark Twain

Chiron with the South Node. What do you have to learn, what can you teach others?

moon over cloudsThe March 2016 Full Moon is a lunar eclipse, so the Moon is partially hidden; a penumbral lunar eclipse. This takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of the Earth’s shadow. This type of eclipse is often mistaken for a normal full Moon.

Routines, well-worn trails and patterns are concealed, so one must seek a new path, and follow subtle signs that hold personal meaning. The dark side of the moon is hit with the Sun’s light, which translates in metaphor as those archived ideas, where memories are awakened.

Aries Sun asks that you put yourself first. Wake up to the importance of self. Aries is ruled by the action-directed planet of Mars, which has recently moved into broad minded, truth seeking, Sagittarius.

Mars is part of that mutable muddle that occurred at the recent New Moon. Now, we have a new recipe, which includes cardinal energy. Cardinal energy is the “me first” energy of the zodiac. Those endowed with it, initiate, path … Read the rest


Filling Our Own Heart First

“You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay
on your own before you can be okay with somebody else.”

~Jennifer Lopez

 Hearts pumping away for a lifetime. A finite number of beats are allotted each individual before that giant muscle ceases motion forever. An amazing system of electrical and chemical synergy keeps the blood flowing throughout the passageways of the body. Out to the lungs, fill with oxygen, back to the heart, refill, out to the limbs. Repeat, endlessly, until that final moment.

The body prioritizes. That heart needs to be full of blood for the pumping system to function flawlessly. Using this as a metaphor for behavior, what happens when our heart is empty and becomes emptier and emptier?

We feel lost, lonely, stressed, overburdened, tired, angry, depressed. Fragile in all respects. People have needs and ask for help; the lost, the lonely, the poor, the disenfranchised, the battered, the confused, the angry, the empty.

heart in handsPeople’s needs are endless and our hearts ache to help those in need. And, using our own heart’s operating system as an example, we need to fill our own heart first. Our own needs must be met, our own joy to … Read the rest


The Next Chapter Unfolds

We are all stories in the end.
~Doctor Who

This is the story of the Blue Kong, and how it changed my life.

Half a dozen years ago, I was found by an American Pit Bull Terrier. As I arrived back at my truck after walking one of my Siberian Huskies along a local rail trail, I found what appeared to be an old, ravaged and wounded, pit bull, laying up against my wheel. The invisible sign was on, “Come here, and you will be helped.”

This dog, who came to be known as Gar, took close to a year to fix through the dedicated and combined efforts of my veterinarian and myself. He was only a year old but had the worst mange she had ever seen, was covered with scabs and scars and had multiple infections. Although subjected to constant foot soaks, injections, pills, Gar never resisted, never growled, and remained gentle, loving and kind.

dog w toyInitially, we gave him a rubber toy shaped like a bowling pin, which he carried non-stop in his massive jaws for close to a year. The second pin never left his mouth and only lasted a few weeks due to the … Read the rest