July new moon

July’s New Moon is faded light within fading light. The year’s light fades after the solstice, the moon is dark. The new moon influences me to throw things out, physically, mentally, emotionally.


New moon

I haven’t been paying as much attention to the moon as I usually do. Then today I found myself having a bit of a down day, quiet, introspective, but with a very busy mind. I realized the moon is turning today—rather tomorrow—ending its waning and getting ready to grow in the sky. No wonder I’ve • Read More »


What’s your creative dream?

I suspect the fleeting nature of bliss and beauty is what inspires many creative people to do what we do. It’s a bit like stopping time, or slowing it down.


Prayer beads

The use of prayer beads spans many religious faiths.


What I believe

Or at least what Belief-O-Matic says about what I believe.



Four lions in the Crystal Tarot

Yesterday the Four of Wands came up in a reading with the Crystal Tarot. Later the King of Wands appeared in a separate reading with the same deck. Both cards have lions in their images.


Easter

I like the colors, symbols, and all the religious and spiritual connections. I think rabbits must be a personal totem of mine, because although I’m allergic to them, they fascinate and attract me. I’m like Alice wanting to follow the white rabbit down the hole (a shamanic idea if ever there was one). Easter by • Read More »


Vernal Equinox: Empress

Many people associate the Emperor or 4 of Wands with the Vernal Equinox, because of their connection to Aries. But, to me, no card epitomizes the advent of Spring more than the Empress, in particular the Empress of the Crowley-Harris Thoth Tarot. (Image of the card at Tarot.com.)


Spring rain

A gray morning. First the quiet, then the quiet deepens. The only sound is drops pattering, dampening each surface, wetting each leaf. Spring rain begins with a sudden hush. Even the birds sit in awe. Copyright © 2005 Barbara W. Klaser


Card of the week: Restoring Cosmic Order

Tarot of Transformation, 8 Balance — Restoring Cosmic Order Description: A feminine figure extends her right arm (the side of action, rather than receptivity) into the sky, where it merges into a swirl of light resembling a great wheel. Light dances in sparkles around her, in a wooded glade. Three symbols in the foreground appear • Read More »


Card of the week: Inner Seeing

Tarot of Transformation, 6 of Wands — Inner Seeing Description: A person looks downward, with a light shining in his/her forehead. A small figure stands beside his head, and appears to “listen in” or “look in” on him. Behind the central figure’s head is what appears to be a lotus or mandala. Feathers swirl from • Read More »


Card of the week: Leaving the Story

Tarot of Transformation, 10 of Swords — Leaving the Story Description: Steep, ruddy canyon walls, showing layer upon layer of sediment, rise above a canyon floor on which is engraved a large, ten-pointed star. Rising out of the star, two birds fly in an upward spiral, while a beam of light shines down from the • Read More »