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31st day ~ Mother Peace Tarot
8 Cups ~ tools to work with today

It's time to do inner work and I have a history, therefore the tools of being able to review emotional inner work and become empowered by the review.

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29th day ~ Mother Peace Tarot
4 Emperor ~ tools to work with today

Despite the fact that Mercury is Retrograde, I can use the tools that I have mastered in the past. The tools that I have learned from the Emperor are strategic planning that is coming from the solid foundation that was built carefully in years past. I can use what I know to make the plans for the present and the future.

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29th day ~ Mother Peace Tarot
3 Empress ~ tools to work with today

Today I have the comfort with myself and the ability to express my creativity. I am looking forward to learning more about myself and what makes me comfortable and how to use the creativity that is bubbling up from within to benefit myself and those I love. I trust it will help me create a more comfortable alliance with exercise and food.

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28th day ~ Mother Peace Tarot
Son (Knight) Swords ~ tools to work with today

I changed decks today and find that I am looking forward to using a new deck. The Son tells me I have mental clarity and ideas and love to follow through at least mentally

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27th day ~ Sacred Circle Tarot
Queen Swords ~ tools to work with today

Time to think positively and creatively; donít delay or be restricted; time for great creativity and spiritual progress.

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26th day ~ Sacred Circle Tarot
Queen Cups ~ tools to work with today

Today is the day to experience my feeling and depths of my emotions. My intuition is strong today and I focus inwardly and learn more about myself.

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5 of Cups Rx

Letting go of what I thought was important and opening myself to discover what I really need and value!

Thinking of this in terms of my recent blog "Letting Go" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
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Freeing myself from domination by food and moving on to more important things.
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23rd day ~ Sacred Circle Tarot
King Wands ~ tools to work with today

This King will help remind me that I have the energy and the knowledge of how to use the energy I have to get practical results. Ah, putting it that way adds a layer to the reading that I didn't seen at first blush. I don't always have enough energy from the pain I experience most of the time; this King has mastered the use of energy and "doing" enough to teach me how to use to my best advantage the energy I do have. Hummm, that's good to know!

(For the next week, I will be getting Kings or Queens as we are studying them in our Tarot Study Group. Will change to full deck on Wednesday with the caveat that if we don't get either a Queen or a King in our draw that we continue to draw until we get one and that becomes our "helper" card.)

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22nd day ~ Sacred Circle Tarot
King Swords ~ tools to work with today

No I didn't forget to change the card --- I got the same card as yesterday. I must not have paid enough attention to what I was supposed to do yesterday and get out my pen and paper (computer keyboard) and write down the clarity and wisdom that I'm experiencing now. I have actually been doing instead of planning --- a rarity for me, but apparently I'm supposed to be putting my ideas to paper rather than doing! BUT I'm getting something done --- I must be doing something right!

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21th day ~ Sacred Circle Tarot
King Swords ~ tools to work with today

I have in the past used journaling as a tool to assist in growth and planning... it is time to get the tool out and use it again to take advantage of the mental clarity the swords give and the wisdom and practical results that the king brings to the picture. So, I'm off with my pen in hand and paper in front of me to gain some practical clarity.

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20th day ~ Sacred Circle Tarot
10 Wheel ~ tools to work with today

Ok! I guess big guns are out... for two days running I get the "10" of Cups (10 in the minor arcana) and I guess I'm not paying attention or I'm not looking in the right direction! So today I get the 10 in the major arcana... the Wheel of Fortune. I'm being yelled at that there are going to be changes! This is changing! This is time to change! OK... OK... OK! I thought I was being told that I needed to recognize that the flu was going away, really it's passing away and the next round of the wheel is coming up. But I guess that was just a "minor" turn and I need to look at a more "major" area of my life to be ready for change and to help it along. I think that it is telling me that it is past time for me to accept my retirement and that the rest period is coming to an end! I need to become more active and to step up to life and participate more in daily tasks.

I'm just as glad it is happening at this time as tomorrow Mercury goes Retrograde and things slow way down and can cause snafus. Actually I love Mercury Retrograde as I have it in my chart and I feel like life is way too fast until Mercury Retrograde comes along and moves at my slower speed. I know it can upset a lot of people because they are forced to slow down and end up tripping all over themselves and others causing all of those snafus that Mercury Retrograde is famous for!

So, I have been reminded that I need to change my daily life and become more active yet I get to do that in a slower pace! I don't have to make the change at the speed of light, I get to make the change during a Mercury Retrograde that is traveling at the speed of turtle. For this I am grateful... both to the 10s that has warned me and Mercury that is slowing life down so I can do it at a pace I can handle!

WHOO HOO!!! Life is good!!!

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Thanks, Ceker, I will! :) And I think I might have to bring this deck with me. :)



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GRYFFINSONG... I love your cards! So positive for what you are planning!

I'll tell you how I see it... Judgment is a wake-up call, awakening; an ending and a new purpose; and the call to embrace all opportunities. For you I see the last one having the strongest pull... "embrace all opportunities"!

And the cards surrounding it couldn't be better... the 3 of Cups is a celebratory card one embracing the energies of abundance, harmony, and manifestation and the 6 of Cups is one of community and sharing.

Sounds like your trip to Arizona will be a positive turning point in your life! WOW, please share so I can vicariously be a part of such an uplifting experience!!!

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19th day ~ Sacred Circle Tarot
10 Cups ~ tools to work with today

Well, I get the same card today as yesterday. It definitely wants me to know that I'm at the end of the cycle and I have the choice how to begin the new one. The emotions I bring to end and those I go forward with are critical at this point. I need to make sure that the ones that are less than wonderful go for the compost to help those that are positive and uplifting grow into uplifting and building emotions.

I'm just getting over the flu... I'm been calling it the crud as that what it feels like. I've had it just short of 5 weeks and am ready to be done with it. Even though I didn't get much sleep last night, I got up this morning with the decision to do housework and sweat the final little bit out! I'm ready to be well and ready to do something about it in a positive way!

OK cycle it's ok to end and it's also ok that Mercury goes Retrograde in the next couple of days as I *really* like retrograde Mercury as the world slows down to a pace that I feel comfortable. I'm trusting that it will help me readjust my life to include many of the things I want to add on a regular basis without feeling like I have to do it at top speed.



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1/18/15 6:17 P

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I asked what I need to know about my trip to Arizona.

Victoria Regina - Judgement

The visuals on this card are a bit confusing to me, so I chose two cards to surround this, as, perhaps, influences on what I might be judging.

6 Cups on left, and 3 Cups on right.

These feel right, as I make decisions moving forward into my art career. Friendships and sharing will be critical in whether this renaissance festival feels like something to continue in the long term.

Seen together, I see the musician in the Judgement card as myself, creating the symphony of my life, influenced by the specters of all that's past, and all that I've dreamed of (the figures around the musician who, in a traditional card) are rising to heaven. The renaissance festival is full of people who like barter, and sharing ideas, and even who play D&D (which I love!). I live with the uncertainty of where renaissance festivals lie in my future. Whether I can make good money, whether there are enough art patrons interested in my work, as opposed to people who just want lower priced bags and such. How that length of travel fits into my less-than-perfect health. And so on.

I think I'll ponder these cards some more ...





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18th day ~ Sacred Circle Tarot
10 Cups ~ tools to work with today

This is a particularly good card for me to get today. Tens about cycles and ending and beginning again... the harvest of what has gone before and preparation for the next planting. I'm more than happy to be reminded that emotionally this cycle is ending... I'm reaping the emotional downs from having flu and not getting well as fast as I think I should. It's time for the emotions to begin again... yea!!!

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I've drawn my cards for the last couple of days and haven't posted them... I'm still recovering from the crud and am *really* tired all the time, but feeling better. I trust things will continue to turn around for me and I can begin to do my followup. I trust all are having a great weekend!

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I've drawn a few cards over the last couple of days, but I have a head cold and seem to have no energy for trying to interpret what I'm seeing. Will try again later. :)



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14th day ~ Sacred Circle Cards
6 Discs ~ tools to work with today

I need to be very practical today and tune into interaction with others and to not get impatient with myself because I'm healing is very slowly. I'm not used to being ill and especially I'm not used to a slow recovery. I'm usually sick a couple of days and then one iffy day and I'm well. I've now been sick for 4 weeks and getting impatient. I need to step back and nurture myself and let others nurture me... it's called self-love and I deserve it.

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Thank you, Ceker, those are really beautiful insights. I especially resonate with your feelings on the sword cards. I had a huge "aha" moment once with a sword card. A woman, blindfolded, surrounded by swords. I used to see this so negatively, and then I realized that the swords actually are the power she needs to free herself. All she has to do is move slightly to one side and she can cut herself free! :)



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Page of Swords ~ tools to work with today

Have the ability to think spontaneously and be creative with my thoughts. This will help me come up with ways to deal with coming out of nearly 4 weeks of illness and where to start. This doesn't talk specifically about limits, but since this is a mental action, I can add that into the mix and see where it takes me creatively.

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I love your reading GRYFFINSONG. I also like that spread you used... your cards sound interesting although I'm not sure I could use a black and white deck. I'm such a vibrant color person that even as you were describing the cards, I was coloring them in. And it's interesting that you see the deck as representing the head and not that heart.

I have been using several decks and one of them that Iíve been using has expanded me and has colored all the readings I do. It is the Gaian Tarot Deck and uses the elements (Fire, Earth, Air, Water) for the base of the cards. A couple of the things that adjusted for me was that 1) the Swords (Air) are no longer all negative... which for me has been good as I have always responded to the Swords and disliked very much that they were so negative. Iíve always said that they forgot that it is a double-edged sword and that included with the strife is mercy. Swords are an air sign... a mental sign and the problems that we bring on ourselves are mor often than not mental. Anything negative can be reframed to reflect the 2nd (and equal) mercy side of the Swords. So if we see our "sword" life as being too negative, reframe what we are thinking and it will be less bad in fact we may find ourselves living more on the mercy side.

And 2) the fives can be lovely... generally 5 means that there is a change, a challenge, or a test. When we go into the 5s thinking they are all negative instead of being a "challenge" to "change" that we can face it with courage and resolve. Sometimes just the attitude alone can see the pathway through and results change. Case in point, the 5 of Earth (Coins)... in the Gaian deck there is a temporary shelter made of branches in the middle of a forest (http://www.gaiantarot.com/fiveofearth/). Her description is: "A hiker finds himself lost in the deep woods when a storm blows in. He builds a debris hut and hunkers down inside it to wait out the night. Even though heís cold and uncomfortable, he knows he has the skills he needs to survive and make it safely out of the wilderness once the storm has passed." I think that this is a time when you are protecting yourself from the "storm" and know that you have what it takes to get through it to the other side.

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For a change of pace, I'm using my delightfully droll Victoria Regina Tarot. If you haven't seen it, it's a black and white deck based on Queen Victoria. It's collaged together from actual etchings from the era, and all the queens are Victoria at different stages of her life. I find it is often a "head" deck rather than a "heart" deck, so this will be interesting.

I'm doing a four card.

Body: 4 Swords.

A woman lies sleeping underneath four pistols, an iron gate behind her. She looks young, innocent, and restful. I feel as if that innocent one has been a bit in hiding since my cancer diagnosis six years ago. My body has betrayed me, and I have not completely come to terms with that. My body is tired, overweight, and I feel "called" to keep giving it a lot of rest. I think this card is telling me that it's ok to feel like that. That my new normal is mine to create, and I am still beautiful in many ways. I have been slowly making positive changes in my life, in terms of food, medications, and exercise. I'm slow to get started, often falling back to the resting sleep of depression or retreat. But the fact is that I HAVE started, and have made tremendous progress. I have been free of soda and artificial sweeteners for eight months or more. I have a greyhound who likes to go for walks with me, encouraging me. I have gotten off some medications, and have acknowledged that, at least for now, I cannot completely go off my antidepressant. In other words, I'm taking care of my body in many ways, but my mind tries to tell me differently. Which leads me to the next card ...

Mind: 5 Coins

Yup. Feeling sorry for myself, coddling myself, Feeling bereft. My mind fills with worry and anxiety instead of feeling all the joy of being an artist and having the freedom to pursue it. I know this is a dip in my mood, partially brought on by reducing my antidepressants too far, but my mind right now is just beginning to wake from a dark place.

Spirit: 9 Cups

Ah, what a lovely, smiling gypsy in this image. I leave next week for Arizona, where I'll be for about three months for the renaissance festival. I just bought a shop there, and am really thrilled to make it mine. I love to travel, I have my RV back from the mechanic after 14 months without it, and I'm starting to really feel the excitement of change in the air. I find it amusing that I went to a "gypsy rendezvous" in Arizona several years back with a friend for a medieval re-enactment group, and the figure is a gypsy in this picture. Arizona is good for my spirit.

Heart: King Wands

And here is my heart. The artist, the creator, the author of my own destiny. I love that this showed up as my heart. A strong figure, surrounded by flaming ink pens, he looks confident and sure and ready to create order out of chaos. Ready to make art that fills him.



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12th day ~ Sacred Circle Cards
4 The Lord (Emperor) ~ tools to work with today

This is a very solid card. It is building foundations and doing the planning; it means knowing your limits and using those limits to advantage. Today is a day where I have managed to get a little better from the flu and it's important to start doing some things to build back that strength, but very important to do the planning so I don't overdo and can continue on this road of health I've chosen.Over the years I have formed a firm foundation that I can call on to keep me strong and provide me with grounding. Over the last few weeks I've never been so glad of that foundation as I have this time.Now as I'm getting better a little each day it's important to remember that I do have a strong foundation and to not overdo as that would not be good stewardship of the energy that is beginning to bloom again.

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11th day ~ Sacred Circle Cards
6 Wands ~ tools to work with today

I'm winning... I think I'm *finally* winning over this last bout of flu and am on the other side ready to start producing again. I do need to go at it slowly as I can easily use the energy of the wands to overdo it.

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Prairie Tarot - 7 of Cups

I spent the day dreaming and napping, rather than actually getting anything done. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, because I've got a lot of things I need to plan for my three month trip to Arizona. But I'm reminded of how often I get stuck in fantasy instead of reality, and it worries me. The goblets in the air are lovely, translucent, and very colorful. Extremely appealing as compared to the drab, brown man in the card. Very compelling.

My goal is to create a life that is colorful and vibrant like the goblets, rather than a drab life of just pretending.



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10th day ~ Sacred Circle Cards
1 High Priest (Magician) ~ tools to work with today

The first reaction I get when I see this card is "Whee... I have all the tools!" And I do have all the tools and endless possibilities before me... how exciting!!! I'm ready for the adventure of this day (and all following days). I have choices and the freedom to make those choices... what could be better!?

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Knight Swords ~ Tools I have to use today

The Knight is a card that goes after challenges and when we add the swords we are doing it mentally in the mind. The tools that are brought to bear today are a clarity to handle any challenge because I have been able to take past challenges and reduce them to the essentials to help me conquer the current one. I can mentally take apart a challenge and know what are the critical elements as well as those that can be dropped because they will only delay my quest.

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13 Death ~ What tools I have to us today

I have the compost from the forgotten dreams and discarded wants that will help me grow a live I want to live. I love that I don't have to continually feed my dreams and desires as the compost from the past will keep them fed and warm. I just need to check in on them occasionally to make sure there are no weeds and the have plenty of water. I love it when the past supports the present!

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1/8/15 3:17 A

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Page Swords ~ what tools I will have to use this day.

It looks as if I can have the fun of thinking again even a bit around the crud. I'm definitely ready to be able to think clearly again. Since it is after midnight and I'm just recording this, I can say that there was a bit more clarity in my thoughts today, but not much action due to the coughing. I trust tomorrow (today) will bring more in the way of clarity and at least some action.

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1/7/15 1:29 P

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Tyldwick Tarot

I drew a card looking for inspiration.

4 of Swords. This card shows an empty wheel chair sitting in a stark room. I feel as if I've been sitting, both figuratively and literally since returning from the Carolina Renaissance Festival at Thanksgiving. When I spend time like this, I tend to worry that I'm stuck, that I'm in some way incapacitated and unworthy. Perhaps the lesson here is that I need that time to recharge my batteries, and that my inspiration will come after the quiet time. I like that the wheelchair is empty. As if I've already made the decision, and taken the step to get up and get going.

I chose a second card, feeling as if the four was what I'm leaving behind, and wanting a card for what I'm moving toward.

Ace of Staves. How perfect. I pick up my walking stick and head out into the unknown. Travel, creative energy beginning to flow down that mage's staff ... this truly is a turnaround time for me. New beginnings in my new shop.

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Thanks for your input, Ceker ... I LOVE hearing others thoughts on my draws, so your input is always welcome.

I hope your crud goes away soon. No fun being sick. :(

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And now I'm off to do a draw with the exquisite Tyldwick Tarot.



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4 of Disc (coin) ~ I drew this as to what tools I will have to use this day.

I have the tools of good foundation and well kept boundaries. I need to continue to keep them strong to make sure that I stay grounded and tend to my health.

I've had the bronchial virus crud that has been going around have had it since before Christmas, started coughing New Years Eve, and went to Urgent Care on the 2nd... I keep thinking I'm going to get better and I don't... I've been in the cough phase of this a full week and am ready to have it stop. Luckily I'm retired and don't have to go to work, but it's beginning to cut in to scheduled classes and meetings! I trust this ends soon! And yes, I've been taking really good care of myself.

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MAGIK0731 ~ I trust you find your cards quickly... eager to work with you!

GRYFFINSONG ~ So happy to have another person here! I had made up my mind to come back at the first of the year and to post reading even if no one else was here. It's good to have like minded people to chat with too.

Body: 4 of coins you can also look at that as the boundaries or limits that are there and that practical planning is helpful... Mind: I love that you got a mind card in the mind space. I would have said that there is a choice here and you are reflecting how to achieve the needed balance. Spirit: is obsessed with having it's own way. Go with the Mind and balance all three.

Just saying... I won't always comment, but I'm so happy to have another body, thought I would converse!

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Hi there! I'm glad someone's here ... checked in awhile back and it seemed dark and empty. I haven't been using my cards lately, but really need some introspective time to recharge my batteries, so will try to get back into regular readings again.

I am sitting surrounded by my dogs with beautiful music playing, so rather than search out a physical deck, I just used one of my iPad apps.

Prairie Tarot, 3 card draw

My first impression is of gloom and loneliness and stagnation. But that is where my mind is today. I feel sad and overwhelmed. I've made the decision to stop reading/watching news for awhile, and stop spending time on Facebook except for some brief friend stuff, because my mood is dangerously low. I've been ramping off an antidepressant, and am wondering if I've made the wrong decision, but perhaps it's a temporary low. New, conservative senate, gloomy news, an aunt died ... I need a break. So, to dive more into my impressions ...

Body: 4 Coins. This fellow seems at first to be bored or wary. He sits on a locked chest, his treasure hidden away from prying eyes. He's chunky, and I can imagine that he is rather stoic and quiet. He's got his eye on me. In the context of my body, I am overweight, and I feel as if I've been sitting too much, just as he's sitting on his chest. As I write this, I'm aware of the word "chest," and how I've been thinking of breast cancer lately. I've let my hair grow out since chemo, and it's now down to my waist. I find myself feeling an urgent need/desire to cut it, and often when I feel this way it means I'm in the middle of a big change. What I hope is that cutting my hair is about letting all that crap go, and getting up off my chest, and getting on with things.

Mind: 2 Swords. This woman also sits on a chest! It's dark out, with a crescent moon above her head. She seems quiet and perhaps depressed. The purple and blue colors, the sharp swords. Behind her is a quiet lake, with mountains behind. Trying to make decisions, but feeling stuck. Feeling torn. Feeling locked up, like whatever is in the chests.

Spirit: Devil. My first thought is that it is a saloon that looks like the Arizona desert, because there are two scorpions there. And I leave for Arizona in a couple of weeks. I'll be there for almost three months, and I'm very excited. Perhaps the answers lie there. Instead of a chest, this image has a spittoon, and a red doorway. What's within? What shall I spit out? What is not needed for this journey? I feel as if my spirit is ready, but my body and mind are hanging onto the old crap.

Taking the step to tone down news and Facebook feels like two very good steps toward letting go of everything that's keeping me down. Cutting my hair will be another good step ... spitting out those last remaining worries about cancer. I'm now five years post-treatment. Lots of healthy things possible now, and am starting to trust that it's not coming back.

Time to move on!!!

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Thanks for letting me know! I have a set and have to locate it, I will keep you posted.

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1/5/15 11:44 P

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5 of Discs ~ Sacred Circle Tarot

Well, I'm sticking with the 5s... looks like my tools are 5s for now. This 5 is one of restriction. In my case being physically restricted is a good thing as it will give me the time a space to get well.

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MAGIK073 ~ I'm just a new person here and don't know what the rules and protocols are. HEALTHYBEAR24 is the team leader her although it appears that she hasn't been on SparkPeople for nearly a year. I haven't seen anyone else on here since I've been back this time. I figured that if I just kept posting, people would see that someone is here and join me.

I'd love to have you stay. Do you have a tarot deck? If you so, I'd be happy to help you read you own cards.

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5 Wands ~ Sacred Circle Tarot

Well, the 5 again... I was remiss and didn't enter this when I first got it. This must be a lesson I'm still needing to learn... Yes, I'm still recovering my my illness and trying to seek balance and stable ground so I can continue to recover. Each day I'm a bit better and learning a better way to balance.

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5 Wands ~ Sacred Circle Tarot

I have always been angry about the 5s being such bad guys. They really represent the teacher: if you are a good student and follow the "rules" the lesson will be easy, otherwise it will be difficult. This card tells me today will be rather unstable with the need to find stable ground; changing with the need to find balance. The fives relate to the Heirophant and the need to add conventional, structure to life. I can fight the five or I can flow with it. Beginning to recover from my illness, I find I'd rather flow with traditions rather than challenge them... continuing to care for me like I would a friend, that way I will get over this apparent health challenge quicker.

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11 Web ~ Sacred Circle Tarot

The tools I have today are connection and balance. Since I have been sick the only connection I made was with Urgent Care. I also need to recognize that nothing I do is done in a vacuum. I am connected with the world and what I do affects others. Therefore I need to be aware of my decision by taking other into consideration and make sure balance is a priority.

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Knight Swords ~ Sacred Circle Tarot

Concentration on the mental quest I'm following. I did think more about committing to changing my health habits and using SparkPeople. I couldn't do much today as I have been sick. I'm assuming it is a bout with bronchitis. Nasty cough and temperature. It's been two days plus now and I trust it's about over. I haven't been this sick for decades!

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