Saturday, October 5, 2013

New moon in October

This new moon before I drew my cards, I’ve read my journal pages of last month. This is for me a way to take stock of what has happened, what was important? What did I experience, accomplish and struggled with. This is a time for reflection; of releasing and holding on.
After I’d lit my candle and some incense, I sat down for a short meditation. Just to clear my mind and to calm down. I always use some kinds of prayer beads (a topic for another post) The fiddling with the beads makes it easier to find my center. After that I shuffled the cards of the Osho Zen Tarot:
Osho Zen Tarot
Let go: The Miser - Oops, that was a theme of last month. I want too many decks. Surfing over the internet is changing me in a potential hoarder L. There’re so many beautiful decks out there, but I can’t have them all. This miser isn't even looking at her stuff and enjoying it. She’s on the lookout for predators or perhaps glancing for more stuff. First I want to get to know the decks I've bought recently.

Embrace: Possibilities. Well that’s a card I welcome in my life with my arms wide open. After trying last month to release the eight of swords mentality and throwing my blindfold away, I’m now curious about what possibilities I can find when I’m watching my life and its options in a birds view. Keeping my distance can be very healthy for me; don’t jump in too soon. (don’t buy everything in a whim) After sound considerations I can make my decisions with a clear head (I still have that key J) I’m always happy to see this card in a reading. It is opening doors for me.

18 comments:

  1. 10-12 years ago I did Morning Pages, a task from one of Julia Cameron's books, artist's way I think.
    I ran across it a few weeks ago and read some pages at random. I doubt I'll ever have time to read the whole thing, but it wasn't as angry and whiny as I thought it would be ;)

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  2. That is a great book. I sometimes write them to. Nowadays I have to do that on my laptop because writing by hand is to painful.. I've been writing in diaries and journals since I was ten years old. It's what I love to do :D

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  3. What is Julie Cameron's book with Morning Pages in it? What are Morning Pages?

    There's a really good book called 'Life's Companion: Journal Writing as Spiritual Practice' by Christina Baldwin. It came out in 1990 and some of the stuff about using a computer for journaling (not much at all, be assured) is quite antiquated, but overall, it's a lovely book, but you are probably too experienced a journal writer to find much new in it! It was certainly important to me in the 90s. I've got it somewhere...a new revised edition. Must go find it.

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    1. The "Artist way" is a book for unlocking your creativity. It written as a series of lessons. One of the things it became famous with are "The morning pages" : every morning you have to write three pages by hand (if possible). Just keep writing even if you don't know what to write, you keep writing. It is said to remove your creative blockage; to trick you inner critic. If you love writing or any other creative activity I highly recommend it. If you Google it you’ll find a lot of information about this book
      I've never heard about your book, so I will google that one. You can never read enough about writing.:)

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    2. This book will certainly find a place on my bookshelf!!! :D

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  4. It is probably the seed for what has become my Quirkeries Blog.
    I write for myself, and sometimes looking back for some card I see things I've written I can barely believe came out of my brain.
    Spit it up now, spit it all up ;)

    I'm always surprised when someone else says they read it, and think, well I should go back and edit out personal stuff, but its all personal...
    Like Oprah, I no longer have anything to hide...
    Sharyn

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  5. I had the same tarot-desires once, but I am surprised to say that I don't shop around for new decks much or buy as many as I used to. Ok, I did splurge a bit when I was in Glastonbury recently, but that was mainly down to being on holiday and the fact that most of the decks were about £3. I have one deck on order (you'll know which pretty soon), but I am less interested in the accumulating these days. There is just so many decks coming out all over the place and I think the quality of a lot of them seems to have thinned. I don't frequent any forums, as I once did, so I thankfully miss out on the whole buzz around what is coming out, I often know nothing about new releases until I see them in the shops.

    So which tarot desires do you have at the moment?

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    1. I am waiting very patiently (LOL) for The Celtic Lenormand and I am thinking on giving the Tarot of the hidden Realm another try. Although I am very hesitant because the first time I had bought it, it was a disappointment so I end up sending it back. But I can't get itout of my mind....!!!!
      It's not that I have to buy every deck. It's the obsessive behavior if want one :D

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    2. I am not as interested in getting new decks, which as Prince Lenormand says, seem to be of lesser quality in many ways, but of learning about and acquiring older, perhaps 'classic' decks. I just saw Spiral Tarot on The Sycamore Tree blog yesterday, for example. It came out in 1998, and looks really good. And it was only a little £7 (okay £10 with shipping, but I don't count that ha ha).

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    3. I do like the majors of that deck, but I,m not to fond of the minors though.
      Recently I've got the Mythic, tarot which is out of print now, second hand now for 10 euro's YAY!

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    4. I saw the Spiral when I was in Glastonbury, but it was the minors which stopped me from buying it too. But the old Mythic is a lovely set. I really do like that one. A classic.

      You've had and got rid of the Tarot of the Hidden Realm already? Has it only not just come out? You don't mean the oracle with a similar name, do you?

      Oracle of the Hidden Realms
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wisdom-Hidden-Realms-Oracle-Cards/dp/1401923429

      Tarot of the Hidden Realm
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tarot-Hidden-Realm-Julia-Jeffrey/dp/0738730424/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1381179986&sr=1-1&keywords=tarot+of+the+hidden+realm

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    5. It was the Tarot of the Hidden Realm . I've send it back because the pictures were very much person centered.There're mostly portraits.so you really have to get to know the people in the cards. Perhaps I'll give it another go sometime because the art is so beautiful.:)

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  6. Yes, I got it today. And just mentioned the exact same thing in my blog! It will take some getting used to.

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  7. Lovely draw, Ellen! Taking some time with the wonderful decks you already have is something that I try to remember to do. And I often find that concentrating on actual readings distracts me from wanting other decks...

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    1. Yes Kerry you are so right. The more reading I do with a deck the more familiar the cards become to me. That's when the real bonding begins :D

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