Monthly Archives: December 2014

Happiness all Around

Today is a good day. It snowed lastnight. Not too much, a couple of inches. My kids are on Christmas Vacation. We are home together this week. I am glad. They are growing so quickly. It’s nice to have now to share.

Today’s card is 10, Happy Family from the Native American Tarot by Magda and J.A. Gonzalez. The image on the card depicts the Native American family life. The mother is teaching the young child, while the father entertains the baby.

My life has been a non-stop rush of Christmas and deliveries. Things are coming together nicely. It seems like years of hard work are now manifesting abundance. Not that they did not before. It’s just easier now. It’s hard when kids are young to maintain balance.

The card depicts the true role of the young mother. Teaching while working. It’s tough being mom’d all the time and still having to get shit done.

As children grow they become more independent. The challenges of their younger years are offset by their bursting into beautiful considerate young people with brilliant ideas and eyes.

It’s nice now that my kids are in elementary school, I am able to take more regular and more sizable chunks of time for my own personal pursuits, like this blog. All while my children pursue their own interests. Happiness all around!

~ Athena

Change, Realignment and Freedom

Today is a beautiful grey. Clouds shroud the Sun, but its light shines through casting shadows in our living room. We’re home today enjoying time together.

My Self-centered Tarot card of the day is 5, Throat Chakra from The Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland. The blue image on the card is a circle within a triangle within a circle surrounded by lotus petals, the throat chakra symbol.

The number five signifies change, realignment, and freedom. The throat chakra is all about truth.

Lastnight I had a powerful dream. I was hoping today’s card would provide some insight. Apparently, the dream is about truth, change, and realignment. All very interesting considering the sexual nature of my dream.

~ Athena

Magnetic Energy

Intense magnetic energy flooded my life for several days leading up to solstice. Incoming frequencies travel to Earth by way of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), comets, and Gamma Rays to name a few modes of travel. The new energy is easing the burden of shedding my old ways.

Some of my crystals called me to action. Just when I thought my phantom quartz pendant was a dud, it suddenly started interacting with me. It is helping me clear the residual yuck in my heart chakra.

My Self-centered tarot card of the day is King of Vessels, Heron from the Wild Wood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews illustrated by Will Worthington. The Heron is one of my animal spirit guides. Heron is a thinker, always reflective and waiting patiently for the right moment to take action. The deck’s authors say Heron is, “The guardian of many esoteric secrets, it is said to stand at the gateway between life and death and to act as mediator on the soul’s journey to the Celtic otherworld and reincarnation.”

I am at the precipice of some new way of being, a gateway. The energy is feminine and loves unconditionally. It attaches to your biophotons and changes your life as you live through your heart chakra.

My life is overwhelmingly busy. The new energy is increasing the hectic factor. The only way I’m staying in the flow is by concentrating on what needs to be done right NOW. And feeling my way through with my heart. Right now, I need to relax and watch a movie.

~ Athena

Global Community

It was hard to wake-up this morning. I sat briefly in meditation, grateful for another day. Each day is beautiful and unique like a snow flake.

Today’s card is Green Man, Synergy from Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer. This card is both spot on and wonderful. The image in this card really is what you make of it. The foliage feels alive. The playful masculine energy is both fun and intriguing.

Today was a great day! Work was fun. We all basically had a half-day off to celebrate our company. I won a Google Chromecast. Yesterday I decided that was the prize for me.

Maybe that brief meditation this morning had something to do with being “the lucky winner” today. Actually, I just knew already. You know, when you just “know.” Last week I almost bought one, but thought I better wait until after the party.

Life is so easy when you let it flow. Things came so easily today. From my prize to my popcorn to my ride. Literally popcorn and a ride came to me at the exact prefect moment.

So contrary to what is happening in the greater scheme of things. My mother told me there had been a massacre at a school where 135 children were killed. 

I have not seen any media on this yet. But already I know an entire community is devastated. Not just the city or nation in which it took place. Our entire global community is witnessing an atrocity. Please everyone stop hurting each other. Those children deserved to let their light shine!

There is space for all of us, and all of our beliefs. Hurting each other just makes it harder to be happy. There is plenty of abundance on this planet. Let’s simply share our abundance and be at peace. We are smart and compassionate. We can do it together!

The micro-macro mirror is an interesting thing. We are one planet, let’s act accordingly.

~ Athena

Piezoelectric Exchange

The water in the dog’s fish was frozen over this morning. The weather has been warm for a few weeks. The days are still getting shorter and colder.

The Self-centered tarot card of the day is Master of Crystals from the Sirian Starseed Tarot deck by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alysa Bartha. The image on the card is a crystal skull reminiscent of Sha-na-ra or Max. Both powerful energies who communicate their wisdom and knowledge to fortunate individuals.

I love this card. Crystals have become a big part of my life over the last couple of years. I have always had an interest, but in April 2012 my amethyst cluster had a piezoelectric exchange with me via my heart chakra. Things have been different ever since. Many crystals are now part of my life.

Yesterday I mediated in the Sun with my red Lemurian sunrise Andara crystal. The Sun was powerful. The crystal and I were sharing information as the Sun nearly overwhelmed me with new information.

Interestingly, after my meditation, I was shopping for crystals and learned the crystal is an ascension tool. The crystal assists one in awakening to self-knowledge ushering in the Age of Aquarius.

According to Cori the Master has, “an inner strength and knowledge of the domain of the suit represented.” Having “achieved mastery of his own process, overcoming the ego-self, and reaching pure consciousness…” Cori describes the suit of Crystals “the flower of the mineral kingdom” having the ability to “embrace abundance, without being addicted to it.”

I am honored to have drawn this card today. Crystals are beauty flowers from the Earth’s core. I love them, always have, always will.

~ Athena

The World

Today is Friday, December 12, 2014. The sunrise was gorgeous. The rain came in the afternoon. We enjoyed a visit with friends tonight. It was fun. We laughed a lot. It’s still raining.

The Self-centered tarot card of the day is XXI The World, Gaia from The Goddess Tarot Deck by Kris Waldherr. I like the image on the card. But, what does this card really mean?

The World is a very big place. I have traveled all the way around it once, and to the other side on three separate occasions. I have an appreciation for the immensity of our planet, and the luxury of modern air travel.

We live in the midst of the greatest beauty. I will always be in awe of our mountains, deserts, beaches, oceans, and volcanoes. Not to mention the sky! Day and Night.

Still I wonder what is the World?

According to Waldherr the card means, “Experiencing connection with the universe. A sense of expansion and hope.” Maybe. I think the generally accepted meaning is that you have the World in your hands.

The World is whatever we want to make it for ourselves, while balancing the fact that we share our Earth with one another. Make it happy. Smile with your eyes and live through your heart. Bring your dreams to fruition! Recycle.

~ Athena

Transmuting the Old

The incoming energies are very strong today. They started coming in yesterday evening. Initially I thought my body and mind were exhausted from a busy quarter-end at work this week.

It’s so much more than that!

Love is pouring into the cells of my body. My heart chakra is vibrating. My proverbial cup is overflowing.

Accepting the love is difficult at times. It seems like it should be so easy. It seems these new energies are kicking out the residual darkness in my being. Facing the deep dark pains takes a lot of love.

As always I am thankful for this abundance of unconditional love to make the process easier.

Transmuting the old for the best of the Universe and all involved!

~ Athena

Voluntary Exchange

It has been foggy for about the last week. It burns off as the day progresses. This evening the sky was the most beautiful deep dark blue. No words in my vocabulary to portray it’s beauty.

Today’s card is quite interesting to me, mostly because of what happened prior to drawing it. This is a new deck and fun to shuffle! No cards were coming up, so I just kept shuffling. My mind wandered to thoughts of a past relationship.

I quickly realized and told myself not to go there and shook it off.  I asked the cards to work with me for the best of the Universe and all involved. Then I realized the card could not come up until the deck was cleared. So, I energized the cards and knocked on them three times. I cleared my mind and asked spirit what I need to know.

I drew 6, The Forest Lovers from the Wild Root Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews with card illustrations by Will Worthington. The image on card says it all.

Ryan and Matthews add depth, “True love comes from joining of two polar energies to create a third force or consciousness. It is an interchange of energy and passion, not the surrender or domination of either but a voluntary exchange of will power and respect.”

Seeing the ribbons tying this couple together and to the tree immediately brought me to an emotional state and back to a powerful dream in which I was being married atop a rocky outcrop underneath an ancient  tree. My lover placed a yellow ribbon on my finger. It immediately spun out in all directions astounding me. That is the first and last dream I have ever had about getting married. After that vision I had to center myself with some creative breathing techniques.

Strange how spirit works. Am I not done with that relationship?

~ Athena

Full Moon at 14° Gemini

The Full Moon at 14° Gemini is exact about 7:20 tomorrow morning Mountain Standard Time. Mercury is opposite the Moon and conjuncting the Sun in Sagittarius. Mercury is the planet of communication. It makes me curious about what Mercury is being asked by the Sun to communicate to the Moon. Mercury should have no problem being in its home sign, Gemini.

The Moon is also inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto destroys anything in your life that is not serving your higher purpose. Painfully beautiful, like it’s symbolic image, the phoenix rising. Pluto’s energy combined with the energy of the Moon at a dischordant angle has me on the emotional side today.

Saturn at 28° Scorpio, the disciplinarian is squaring Chiron, the wounded healer, in Pisces. While the square is difficult energy to synergize, there is the benefit of Saturn’s dig deep energy to get to the real juice of old wounds.

Saturn is at the same time squaring Jupiter in Leo. I think this is forcing Saturn to ease up, more of a benefit than anything in my opinion with Saturn in its current position at 28° Scorpio, which makes me a little leary of the sting.

Jupiter is trining the Sun, indicating everything will be just fine. The Sun’s energy is enhanced by its trine to creative Uranus in fiery Aries. Uranus’ energy is funneled right back into the Moon in exciting Gemini via the Sun.

The Universe seems to be supporting a deep healing. May you heal in happiness as this Full Moon suggests.

~ Athena

Pack light

The sunrise was surreal this morning. The fog covered everything under the treeline in a charcoal grey cloud. The Sun, not yet risen, cast it’s first rays of the new day highlighting the fog and the promise of a new day.

Today’s card is the Autumnal Equinox, Release card from the Earth Magic Oracle Cards by Steven D. Farmer. This card reminds me of a childhood vision.

My parents had a picture that resembles the image on this card. One day while looking at the picture I was instantly in a scene with my great grandfather, who had passed.

We were walking together and he told me I am my uncle who died as a baby. In this vision, I was the full grown man I would have been if not for death in infancy. My uncle and I share the same birthday and are both firstborn. My age at the time of the vision was about ten.

Farmer puts it well, “trees prepare for the winter and conserve their life force.” It’s time now. My soul had to wait. I had to conserve my light. I don’t know why. The energies now are helping me let go of many things. It’s important to pack light on long journeys.

~Athena

Evolution Rays

New energy is coursing through my body. My feet are tingly, my heart feels the slightest breeze, everything around me is communicating its unique message to me in a new physical way. It feels good. It feels like love. Unconditional love. Better than a mom hug.

It feels as though my solar plexus is chakra is opening more. Energy seems to be flowing more smoothly into my heart chakra from the lower chakras. One thing I know for sure, I would never choose not to feel this energy.

Tomorrow morning I am fully expecting a report that a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth today. The Sun is shooting evolution rays at us. I for one am going to enjoy them!

~Athena

Amongst Other Assets

Today is a good day to write. The weather was weird today. The clouds hung low and it snowed, but not quite in the valley. It rained a light drizzly rain. Work was fast and furious. The evening with my kids was nice and long. I like when that happens.

My self-centered tarot card for today is VIII Strength from the Sirian Starseed Tarot Deck written by Patricia Cori, illustrated by Alysa Bartha. The artwork on this card makes me want to go out and buy the original. The strength of the tiger made more so by the flames. The woman dancing in the flames balances the tiger’s aggression with her halo of eight stars amongst other assets.

Patricia Cori states, “This key teaches us that inner strength is as much about gentility and grace as it is about force and fierceness, the vital and even sexual animal response.” My day provided many opportunities to balance my inner animal with grace. My ego nearly came out and showed its teeth. Still waiting for the sexual animal response.

~Athena

Not Just the Pursuit

I woke up early today. My stomach was retaliating after a marvelous Thanksgiving. There was a skiff of snow on the ground when I went outside this morning. I really need to get a great pair of boots.

Today’s card is The Weaver from the Native American Tarot Deck by Magda and J.A. Gonzalez. The image of a skilled woman working at her loom dominates the card. A large bird flies high in the desert background.

I admire the weavers of the world. Their nimble fingers creating beautiful designs. The Gonzalez’s describe the weaver’s great work as “mingling-or weaving-of contradictory elements. The Weaver implies the correct way of new life in the path of the true will.”

My dreams meander through my daily life comingling with my imagination to form the most beautiful life. I am thankful to be living my life in the realization of happiness and not just the pursuit thereof. Truth + Dreams = Happiness

~ Athena