Archive | August 2015

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The Ænigma Project is a discussion group focused on the realm of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious events that sometimes take place in our lives. Through multiple view points and experiences, we seek to enlighten our listeners and elucidate that which has become hidden beneath the many layers of misunderstanding and fear.

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 the Ænigmite Crew and play “Truth or Tale”, see if you can tell the stories that are real, from those that are made up. And find out what the latest strange or paranormal is being talked about for the week as we discuss the “News of the Day”.

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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

Be careful what you ask for, somethings come with a shock attached that can knock you off your feet. The grass is always greener on the other side, because you’re too far away to see the weeds. Don’t let the warped view of others, alter your course. You  don’t see what they see, nor have you walked in their shoes. Show some compassion and try to look at things from their side. You might be trying to get to the same place.

Additional Insight:

Everyone has their view of the world around them. And even when they’re standing right next to you, what can be seen and how it’s viewed will be different. Your experiences always warp your view and no two people have gone through the exact same things in life.

You may see flaws, when they see blessings. You may see the glass half empty, when they’re excited to merely have a glass. When you can’t walk in their shoes, try to show some compassion instead of making them see things your way. Attempt to understand where they’re coming from and respond differently to their knee jerk reactions. You could be hitting a nerve that has never been able to heal. And they’re responding to those deep wounds that seriously color their view.
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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Nine of Pentacles

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Nine of Pentacles

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Spend your time on the brighter things in your life. Be at peace and enjoy the blessings you have around you. It looks like a wonderful weekend filled with abundance and grace. Take time to listen to your natural instincts, there’s a message coming your way. Remain positive and by the middle of next week, things will be looking up in your domain.

Additional Insight:

Don’t get bogged down in the negativity around you. Let the past be what it is and isolate yourself from those who want to push you back in time. Just because they can’t accept the consequences of their actions, doesn’t mean you have to allow them to pull you back into the muck and mud.

Your hands are clean and you’ve done all you can to muddle through the tragedies you’ve faced. You’ve endured and come out stronger than you went in. Keep in mind what you do today sets up your future. Don’t allow the nay-sayers to get under your skin or take you back to a situation they know nothing about.

You’ve won your wings, now fly above the fray and distance yourself from the turmoil. It’s not your place to teach them a lesson and you won’t need to hand out the karma they face for their own actions. Don’t search for answers today, there’s too much anger involved in the situations around you. Let your opponents wage their war through the weekend and spin their wheels deeper into the mud. They’ll show themselves for what they are, and the tide will turn in your favor.
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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Swords

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Seven of Sword

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

When you set your weapons down and refuse to fight, your adversary has no other choice but to walk away. Let them think what they want about your position. You know the fight wasn’t worth the effort and there was no reason to destroy their weak ego. Always give your cornered opponent a way to save face and walk away. You can’t fight desperation.

Additional Insight:

Surround your enemy and you’ll create a no win situation for anyone. People who are desperate and have nothing left to lose will fight harder and dirtier than any other opponent. Don’t push your adversary into a corner where they have no other option but to fight back with all they have. You might win, maybe. And if you do, the tarnished reputation will be yours. Even if you’re not the one who started the fight.

When you surround an army, leave an outlet free.
Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
~ Sun Tzu “The Art of War”

Showing compassion and giving your enemy a way to escape will sing volumes about you and your character. That alone will allow you to win the day and even the war. But don’t surrender to a battle you didn’t start or that wasn’t your fault to begin with. Sometimes fighting for your reputation is worth the effort. But there are ways to do that quietly where no one needs to know the details behind the scenes. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Temperance – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Temperance XIV - Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Don’t let your temper drown you in a sea of anger. Burning bridges is not a good idea today. Hold your tongue and focus on your passion to keep things moving forward. Someone maybe trying to push your buttons. Don’t let them. They have ulterior motives and need you to lose control. Deep breath, stay calm and you’ll get through the day in one piece without being scorched.

Additional Insight:

Someone is going out of their way to force you into a confrontation. It’s the only way they can win their game. Don’t let them manipulate your emotions with accusations or innuendo. You’ll be giving your adversary exactly what they want.

The only way others can win their game, is if you allow their words to inflame your emotions. Be in control of your own destiny and rise above their pettiness. They’re not in the right here and you know that. So why listen to their rhetoric when they can’t prove anything in the first place?

They need you to blow up and become irrational. They need others to see how “out of control” you really are so their story will appear to hold water. Don’t give them the satisfaction and remain calm and secure in your own space. Doing so will show their true colors and the doubts will squarely rest on their shoulders. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: King of Swords – Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - King of Swords : Inverted

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

As a leader and sovereign of your domain, you are the one who leads the fight, or fights for peace. Going to war is easy. Anger is a quick and often reckless emotion. It’s easy to destroy. But consider all the hard work you’ve put in over the past year to create a peaceful new future. Peace is hard. But it lasts longer and it’s certainly more cost-effective. Manage your emotions and don’t get dragged into a war you don’t need and can’t afford.

Additional Insight:

Letting others manipulate your emotions shows weakness and the lack of control over your own thoughts and views. It’s easy to spin words to inflame others to do your battle for you. It’s hard to inspire and create excitement for peace through negotiation and compromise.

Right now there are great battles waging around you as others are using fear as a weapon to get what they want. Don’t allow their fear of losing something dictate your journey forward. They maybe allowing their lack of confidence cloud their judgement. Or they’re really losing control because of past deeds that are coming back to take its karmic payment. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Four of Pentacles

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Four of Pentacles

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Abundance comes in many shapes and sizes. Don’t overlook the blessings you have and what comes your way, simply because it doesn’t look the way you wanted. Sometimes what you want isn’t what you need. And what you need is surprisingly wonderful when you take time to notice it.

Additional Insight:

Be mindful of your shallow thoughts and how you judge situations based on appearances. There’s more to every person and situation than what’s on the surface. Beauty that’s only skin deep will not be there when you need help or someone to lean on. Sometimes you need to break your mold of what’s perfect in order to discover the ideal person or situation.

Being drawn to something in mind and body may bring moments of enjoyment and satisfaction. But without adding the connection and purpose of spirit, the attraction maybe fleeting. What’s beautiful to look at from afar, may not be so pleasant when you’re up close and personal. So don’t leave your judgement on the cover and take time to look inside at the story to be shared. Continue reading