Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Smirk

Today is a beautiful day. It’s sunny and warm. The sky is a beautiful pale blue with wispy clouds in the distance. The promise of springtime is in the air.

Today’s card is the Adept of Crystals from The Sirian Starseed Tarot deck by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alysa Bartha. The smirk on this adept’s face shows his sense of power and over indulged ego. Cori says of the adept, “passionate, at times impulsive, filled with vitality and determination to advance.”

Crystals are beautiful. The one in the adept’s hands is powerful. With great power comes great responsibility. This card reminds me that while I am capable, I still have much to learn.

Tomorrow I will be installing a new car battery. Not one of those easy peasy under your hood car batteries. My car is a Volkswagen, so I first must partially remove the driver’s seat. I’m sure my patience will be challenged, but it will all turn out with me getting what’s hopefully not the last of the cheap gas!

~ Athena

More Here Now

This morning was foggy and cold. I meditated briefly before taking a shower. I should have meditated longer. My mood was just like the astrological weather, Mars cold in the fog who knows where doing who knows what for no reason conjunct Neptune in Pisces.

Mars in my natal chart is in Aries, the fire sign, and opposite Pluto, transformation, in Libra, the sign of balance. Basically that means I have quite a passionate fiery temperament. So, now after a few days of being in this fog, I’m ready to be out! Mercury also went retrograde today. So, I applied for a job. I have to take this Mars aggression out on something.

The tarot card I drew today took me aback a little. The subject’s hair in this one is a real doozy. Today’s self-centeredly drawn tarot card is Queen of Wands from the Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner illustrated by John J. Blumen.
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The image on the card is that of a surreal Medusa. Her blue skin glows in the warmth of the contained fire on either side of her and in her wand. The Moon suggests the woman’s deep emotional connection and state of illumination. Kenner says of the queen, “She is sinewy and strong, willful and dynamic, confident and self-assured.” These are qualities I very much admire. Today I feel tired, weak, emotional, and yet I feel this desire deep within propelling me toward growth.

It seems this card has come to remind me, I am fiery and passionate. Even though this fog has me feeling unsure about my emotions, Neptune has been working with Mars to cut through some dense nebulous stuff in my heart chakra.

There is a powerful cleansing occurring on many levels within. My cells perceive new energy and are rapidly incorporating it into physical healing and nourishment, like another type of nutrient. There is a simultaneous release of old energy and a freeing of my soul to be more here now in the physical. It is painful and it feels so blissfully good. It feels like a great soothing all encompassing love is filling in those spaces left open.

Tomorrow I am going to meditate longer. It really sets the tone for a good day, when done properly.

~Athena

Aware and in Control

The sunrise this morning was a gorgeous deep orange-red. The Moon was hanging above the southern horizon highlighting the day’s beauty.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is from the Goddess Tarot Deck by Kris Weldherr. Today was another two card day. Four of Swords fell out of the deck. Behind it was X Fortune, Lakshmi.

The woman sleeping with swords above her at first disturbed me until I realized she was aware and in control of them, even in the sleep state, indicating great strength. Waldherr states, “The four swords are suspended above her protecting her from the outside world.”

The next card, X Fortune, Lakshmi is gorgeous. She rides on the back of a beautiful bird with her twin flame, Vishnu. They survey the valley below and abundance flows.

Things aren’t perfect in my life, but they’re pretty damn good.

~ Athena

Change is Good

The day started off foggy. The Sun came out about lunchtime. It hurt my eyes for a moment. It has been many days since I last saw the blue sky. I am appreciative.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is 5, Financial & Material Changes from the Psychic Tarot Oracle Deck by John Holland.

The image on the card seems to indicate a split. The index finger and thumb are in splendid warm tones while the ring and pinky fingers are bathed in cool tones. The card seems to indicate divorce even though the ring is typically on the left hand in western cultures.

The number five represents change in numerology. It also represents the kind of change you find in your pocket, coins. Think pentagram on the suit of coins in the tarot. Apparently I can look forward to possibly disturbing changes that I need to keep my chin up about. Those changes are likely financial, and could include divorce as a partner’s money is part of our own financial well being.

The changes I foresee happening including harnessing my creativity via my index finger and thumb to create new opportunities for greater freedom.

Change is good. The kind that happens in our lives and the kind I find in my pocket!

~ Athena

Flowing Again

My day has been so interesting. I found a tumbled hematite crystal in the parking lot at my kids’ school this morning. It glistened its mercurial black chrome color in the icy parking lot. The stone was ice cold when I picked it up. A stone right there in my path. What was it doing there? It was obviously meant for me.

When I was about ten years old, I was riding my bike though my neighborhood when I came across what appeared to be a big chunk of round metal with a strange ridge around the center making one side slightly larger. It looked man-made. I remember saying, “This is a rock?” after I smelled it. The stone laid in the middle of my path like it had been placed there for me to find.

A couple of years ago I went into my local metaphysical store and was surprised to see another stone like the one I had found. It was the first time I had seen another one like it. It is a shaman stone, which has a sandstone core surrounded by an other layer composed mainly of iron.

My shaman stone is broken now. My brother broke it when we were kids. I always wondered what it was like inside, so I didn’t really mind. It is perfect for meditation now. I love it.

So, now today decades later a hematite shows up. Another stone composed mostly of iron. The shape is interesting. It has smooth edges and oblong skull shape that fits the palm of my hand perfectly. I love it too.

Magically today is a two-card day. Today’s cards are the Sage of Orbs and Three of Chalices from the Sirian Starseed Tarot deck by Patricia Cori illustrated by Alyssa Bartha. The Sage of Orbs card seems to be the most homely card in the deck. Luckily the meaning Cori provides makes up for it.

Cori says, “The ultimate female authority… …the Sage is a queen, a priestess, a medicine woman, an earth mother.” The suit of orbs corresponds to the suit of swords in a traditional tarot deck. It represents thought, and the difficulties we face overcoming our own perceptions as well as the clarity that is found in “illuminating” thoughts.

The Three of Chalices is a lovely card. There appear to be three friends enjoying one another with flowers around their necks. Cori says the card represents, “… celebration of what comes from sharing emotionally and spiritually with others–without limitation.”

Finding that hematite today, then drawing these cards is so synchronistic. Things are flowing again and much more abundantly than ever before. And people are more genuine. Now is an amazing time. Let’s celebrate!

~ Athena

Double Helix Stairway

Early this morning we had freezing rain. Luckily we were up early and made it where we needed to be a few minutes early. After being gone the better part of two weeks, I was able to catch up on my work by lunchtime. It’s all about timing. Going with the flow helps too.

My emotions today have been deep, profound, painful, elating, freeing, and, as you can, see all over the place. This Full Moon in Cancer business really got to me. Seven of my nine natal planets are in cardinal signs. Transiting planets in cardinal signs always have an impact on me. The Sun is shining its light on deep dark Pluto right now as they oppose the Moon, which represents our emotions and/or our relationships with our mothers or maternal figures in our lives.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is so self-centered it isn’t even a tarot card. My Astrology Reading Cards by Allison Chester-Lambert illustrations by Richard Crookes caught my eye today. I figured maybe drawing a card would give me a deeper understanding of the currents of astrology in my own life.

Today’s card is Neptune. The card’s image is watery and dreamlike like the sign it rules, Pisces. Neptune is the nebulous and represents water in all its forms, taking the shape of the vessel that contains it.

Neptune represents our spirituality, our divinity, our unconditional love. This card assures me I’m on my path. I don’t know where it’s going. I don’t really care as long as I’m climbing that double helix stairway to heaven.

~ Athena

Taken Seriously

It was cold today, but not as cold as yesterday. My new washer and dryer arrived yesterday. The dryer stopped working nearly two weeks ago and the washer had been on its last leg for a while. Doing laundry at home is a great luxury. Thankfully my Mom helped me out.

Today’s self-centered tarot card is the King of Cups from The Wizard’s Tarot by Corrine Kenner illustrated by John J. Bluesman. The image on the card is that of King Neptune complete with trident and white hair. Quite physically fit for a sexy old guy.

This card is curious to me. I drew it a few days ago, then did not write about it that day. Occasionally a card needs to be taken seriously. This is a good day for this card. There is a Full Moon in  Cancer opposing a Sun-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn also squaring Uranus in Aries all of this at the same degrees of the cardinal signs set off during the April 2014 Cardinal Cross.

King Neptune is here to remind me that I owned April 2014. Sure it was an emotional roller coaster, just like this Full Moon. Part of the fun of the ride is the ups and downs. Enjoying it isn’t always easy. Sometimes it makes you sick.

~ Athena