Archive | June 2015

A Unique Milestone For Reflections

Post #1404

Post #1404

Post 1404

If you’ve followed my blog here for any length of time, you may know that Four has meaning to me. It’s my favorite number, my lucky number and it always catches my attention.

Tonight I posted a new article, “The Traditions Of The Tarot” and WordPress let me know this was the 1404th post on my blog. So I decided to mark the occasion with a little numerological insight.

Numerological Insight:
If you’ve seen my number insights before you know that Mathematics is the only language shared by all humans regardless of culture, religion, or gender. Numerology is the study of the divine or mystical relationship between a count or measurement and life. It has many systems, traditions and beliefs. Continue reading

The Traditions Of The Tarot

Wizards Tarot by John J. Blumen - The High Priestess

Wizards Tarot by John J. Blumen

New And Old Tarot Traditions

Today I saw an interesting picture on Facebook and it got me thinking about traditions. When it comes to the Tarot, there is a wide range of old traditions for how to keep the cards, how to use them, and who’s permitted to touch them. Added to those old “rules” are new concepts that have become common place and considered to be new traditions. But there’s no one single definitive or authoritative list of these ‘rules’. And some of these existing concepts even contradict each other. Here’s a short list from around the world as an example.

  • Keep your cards in a pine box.
  • Wrap your cards in silk or cotton.
  • Sleep with your cards under your pillow.
  • Never let anyone else touch your cards.
  • Only the querent should touch your cards at the time of their reading.
  • Always purify your deck in sunlight.
  • Only purify your deck in moonlight.
  • Sit the deck in a plate of sea salt to purify it.
  • Light a candle or incense before a reading.
  • Lay all your readings out on a pine board.
  • Always face east when doing a reading.
  • Always face your querent.
  • Shuffle and cut the deck three times to the left.
  • Don’t shuffle, cut once to the right.
  • Have only the querent shuffle.
  • Have only the reader shuffle.
  • Your cards must be gifted to you or stolen.
  • Never use a used deck.
  • If your cards are lost, they needed a new owner.

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Four of Swords

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Four of Swords

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Don’t be so hard on yourself for the mistakes that have been made. There’s plenty of accountability to go around. Spend some time today doing a little soul-searching and be honest with yourself. You are repeating some lessons that need different choices this go around. Or you could be repeating them again.


Additional Insight:

If something has made you angry, then it’s time to be honest and look in a mirror at why. When the actions of someone else create anger within you, it’s a reflection of something you don’t like when you at your own reflection. Though it maybe an exaggerated view of an issue or behavior to get you to notice it in the first place.

The lesson today and through to the fourth are karmic in nature. They’re hitting you in all aspects of the self; Mind, Body and Spirit. Don’t simply lay back and do nothing as if you don’t have choices to make. There’s no need to fall on your sword. Instead, set the anger aside and think things through.

Try to examine the underlying message and decipher what the lessons are trying to teach you. Understanding that, will help you make better choices this time and alter the outcome to finally resolve the issue and put it to rest. That’s going to require that you look in a mirror and listen to what’s being said. There are clues in the rhetoric. Especially if it’s something you’ve heard before.
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Tonight On The Ænigma Project – Underwater Haunts

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The Ænigma Project LIVE talk radio! Stop by and listen awhile as our hosts talk about the realm of the supernatural, paranormal and share mysterious events that take place in our lives everyday. Learn a little, laugh a lot, be intrigued and maybe even get a little scared. We look beyond the surface of the news at what’s hidden beneath layers of misunderstandings, misconceptions and even some of the fear propagated in our society today.

Join Paul Cagle and his co-hosts Sushi and Springwolf as we share our research, knowledge, insight and humor of the spiritual and paranormal.

Be part of our Ænigmite Crew and play “Truth or Tale”, can you tell which stories are real or which are made up? And find out what the latest strange or unusual news item is being talked about for the week as we discuss the “News of the Day”.

You can join in the chat room to share your own perspective, ask questions for the hosts to contemplate and address. Or simply listen to the show LIVE!

You can now listen and chat on ANY page of Tenacity Radio at: www.tenacityradio.com. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Queen of Cups – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Queen of Cups - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

It’s a day to be regal and live by example. Hold your head up, lead with encouragement and love. Being regal doesn’t mean being arrogant. It’s the exact opposite. It’s being humble, showing compassion for all sides and helping to ensure the scales of justice are balanced. Listening, understanding and not being afraid to speak out for what’s right and just are needed today. Be the leader that brings strength and peace.


Additional Insight:

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A true leader doesn’t remain quiet in the face of injustice.  Rather it ensures others who are angry, do not manipulate or dominate the conversation with negativity or hate. It encourages open dialog to develop understanding, share ideas and express positive expression of ideals.

Cups represent the essence of Emotions & Apathy, Happiness & Despair, Abundance & Lack.

You can help lead the way to healing with tolerance and acceptance in balance with what is and is not acceptable verbal expression and behavior. Be the leader that isn’t afraid of change and welcomes the new abundance that comes with moving forward. Continue reading

We Celebrate Same-Sex-Marriage Equality

LGBT SupportNews Release
June 26, 2015 : 11:53am

The Supreme Court rules gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. “Under the Constitution, same-sex couples seek in marriage the same legal treatment as opposite-sex couples, and it would disparage their choices and diminish their personhood to deny them this right,” Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion. ~ Read the coverage at The Washington Post.

Everyone here at Springwolf Reflections and Spring’s Haven celebrate with the LGBT community on the Court’s decision to enforce Marriage Equality for all American people. This is a profound moment in the history of our nation. Love is Love in all 50 states of the U.S.

“The first wedding I officiated was for a same-sex couple.” Spring explained. “It has always bothered me that the wedding wasn’t “Legal” here in Virginia at the time. Not only for the couple, but as a minister licensed in this Commonwealth there was something lacking in the celebration. It was my first official wedding and there was nothing to mark the occasion.” Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Strength

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Strength VIII

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Strength leads the way with compassion, not erroneous judgement. Reconciliation requires love,  tolerance and understanding. Name calling, looking down your nose at others and two faced attitudes only breed further contempt and conflict. Be the one who stands out in the crowd, in the town square, the office or at home. Show your ability to spread peace through leadership and healing. It’s a good weekend for “Walking Your Talk ©”.


Additional Insight:

Real leaders speak for themselves and don’t get embroiled in the rhetoric of prognosticators or other opinionated commentators. There’s always a reason behind every issue and all sides have their perspectives. Making judgements on half the story only makes you part of the problem and increases the size of the battle.

A true leader hears all sides and makes an effort to understand all positions without judgement. The spiritual leader accepts all arguments with tolerance and understanding, even when they don’t agree. Showing respect and love to everyone without negative evaluation or assumption.

If you try to chain the King of the Beasts, you’ll only fight against their efforts to pull away and be free. It’s a struggle you won’t win. You’re not going to change their mind or alter their perspective. Especially if you respond in kind with anger, frustration and your own passionate discourse. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Knight of Wands

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti -  Knight of Wands- Knight of Wands

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Watch your steps and don’t get into a skirmish you don’t belong in. You can be supportive quietly, hidden and behind the scenes. But this is not your fight and you don’t need to be involved. Let others carry the banner into the battle today, while you focus on your own kingdom and the mission at hand. Don’t let this distraction take you way from what’s important in your life.


Additional Insight:

Don’t allow the anxiety of others to manipulate your emotions. They have underlying motives that aren’t what you would support in the slightest. Make sure you do your research before you believe everything they say at face value.

Some will try to make their condition worse than it really is. Some will try to play the victim when it’s their own choices that have put them into the situations their in. Some are opposed simply because they hate the other side. And still others are out-and-out lying to gain support so they can gain control and turn the tables in their favor.

Regardless of the reasons or motives, these situations are not your fight and you don’t really know all the facts behind what you’re being told. Don’t be so easily controlled by their passionate anger, intolerance and/or hate.

If you do your research and discover the facts are something you can support, do so quietly. Remember that what you express to the world will be held up next to your character and reputation. It will live with you for a very long time, thanks to the internet. It will never go away and you will never be able to take it back. Think twice, no three times, before you share your opinion and thoughts. You could harm your business, career or ability to find work at all. Continue reading

Merry International Faery Day!

Lavender And Lark

Niamh and the Raven
Lavender And Lark

June 24th Is International Faery Day

May all the Faery’s in your world greet you with smiles and glee,
May you share a laugh, comfort a sorrow and toast with me,
To the beautiful mystical Faery folk who live in the magikal tree.
Spring © 2015

Celebrate by leaving a small plate of fresh fruit, nuts and sweet treats in your yard or garden for your faery friends.

Right about sunset, read them a poem, a story or tell them a tale from your imagination. You can even tell them a dream you’ve had about them.

Thank them for helping you in your garden, yard or even bringing you some magikal smiles into your life each and every day. They’ll appreciate the entertainment and the gratitude. But remember this is their day to be honored. Don’t use the time to petition them for help or ask for something. Save that for a New Moon ritual. Continue reading

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

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Eight of Wands - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

You can coast along and hope you have enough momentum to get where you need to be. Or you can light the rockets and soar above the clouds to your destination. Take control and lead the way with energy to spare. You are the one who must do this, because no one else is going to do it for you.


Additional Insight:

Don’t dredge along hoping you’ve done enough to get to the end. You’ll short change yourself and wind up a dollar short and a day late. Now is not the time to procrastinate. You don’t even have to anticipate what you need, because you already know. You have a list, you have a stack of letters and they both need to get done in order to resolve the current state of affairs.

Stop letting your worry make you weary and get over it already. The longer you wait, the harder the struggle will be. Bite the bullet and face the music. It’s not that bad of a mistake anyway. Stop beating yourself up and simply address the problem. No need to make the mole hill into a giant mountain.

You have the ability to shine amongst all the others around you. You can stand out as the “can do”, “go to”, reliable person that gets things done through innovative solutions. Here’s a task that isn’t even that tough to deal with and you’ve allowed it to freeze you in place.

This is not the straw that broke the camels back. It’s not even a set back. It’s nothing more than life making its way and fighting through crowd to get ahead of the game. Don’t allow yourself to be stuck behind the pack with no way to maneuver. You’ll be blinded by their fear and pulled down by their pessimism. Continue reading