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.
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 →
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.
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.
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. Continue reading →
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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.
“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 →
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 →
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 →