Archive | December 3, 2012

Holiday Etiquette

Santa Wolf by SpringwolfHappy Holidays Or Merry Yule Or Merry Christmas

This time of year is for good cheer, peace and compassion between all people. There is enough hate and anger in the world without people becoming offended by a simple holiday greeting.

In this over sensitive world many are looking for the correct greeting for a politically correct environment. Many have started a campaign to put “Christ” back into Christmas. Extending their religious preference over all others and becoming offended when someone doesn’t greet them in the manner they are accustomed.

What these religious folk seem to forget is that this time of the year comprises many holidays. It’s not only Christmas that is being celebrated. It’s also the Pagan Yule, which begins at sunset on the Winter Solstice (for 2012 that’s December 21st) and ends at sunset on January 1st. It’s also Hanukkah,which starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev, and lasts for eight days. This year Hanukkah begins in the evening of December 8, 2012, and ends in the evening of December 16, 2012. Kwanzaa begins December 26, 2012, and ends January 1, 2013.

Additionally, many non-religious people observe some form of winter celebration. Either because they grew up with it and like the family gathering and companionship. Or because they want to recognize some form of gift giving for their young children. Continue reading

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Knight of Wands – Inverted

Knight Of Cups - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Your best bet is to fly below the radar. Let the turmoil around you go on without you. Don’t get involved in the battles of others. Karmic lessons are being played out and they need to happen. While you may feel compassion for those on the losing side, remember they brought this on themselves and you can’t safe them. So don’t put yourself in jeopardy.


Additional Insight:

Don’t forget that some who are facing the music are doing so because of their ulterior motives that attempted to undermine you and your success. What we put out we get back. Make an effort to destroy someone else and that effort will destroy you.

Someone is trying hard to involve you in something you had nothing to do with. Be careful, if you allow that to happen it can get you in a lot of trouble. So make sure you understand the battle and that you truly should be a part of it before you come to the defense of someone else.

Don’t allow them to bait you into the fight. Lies are being told and deceptions are flying like leaves in a wind storm. You won’t be able to weave and duck to miss the fray. So stay off the battlefield and out of the arena entirely and you’ll be ok.

Sometimes it’s hard watching others face the consequences of their actions. Whither we care about them or not, our compassion for others can get in the way of what’s best for us. But we can’t learn their lessons for them, nor can we take responsibility for their choices. The best thing you can do right now, is let them work things out on their own and deal with the consequences they created.

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