Monday, October 31, 2011

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
                                                                                                      ~Dalai Lama

Feast Day of Bast

I find a scribbled note reminding me that this day, October 31, has long been celebrated.

Bast, goddess of innocence, family, fertility, music and dance is the daughter of sun god Ra.  She symbolizes the Moon with Neith, the Night Goddess.

What this reveals is that every day is sacred, someone somewhere has celebrated and the solstice, equinox and cross quarter days carry a jolt of energy to be acknowledged.

Breathe in the change.  Exhale the stagnant.  Bless the moment.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dance All Night

Bring in the energy, ground it through your feet, brighten the lungs, celebrate the moment, the sliding away of the old, the shimmering new year that rises through the veil.  May blessings abound.

Friday, October 28, 2011


The following is from James Ricklef, creator of "Tarot of the Masters."  His artwork and commentary are insightful and thought provoking.  Find him on Facebook.

Suit of Pentacles — Spiritual Message of the Day

by jamesricklef on October 26, 2011
Many New Age “gurus” tell us how to bring abundance into our lives, and there’s nothing wrong with that in and of itself. However, a fundamental trait of spiritual evolution is self-sufficiency, which means being in a state wherein our sense of well-being is no longer dependent on the world around us. When we release our attachment to the things of the material world, our joy and serenity are stabilized by our focused attention on our Higher Self and unaffected by pleasure or pain, success or failure. And in accordance with that, the spiritual messages of the cards in the suit of Pentacles are aimed at helping us transcend materialism rather than merely indulge in it.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The End of the Mayan Calendar: the beginning dawns

hrough Nine Dimensions

With Barbara Hand Clow & Gerry Clow

Through Nine Dimensions

Books, Cd & Video


Create your own Activation
The end date of the Mayan Calendar-2011/2012-approaches Earth like a strange attractor in the sky. It heralds the completion of the Nine Underworlds as described by the Swedish biologist, Carl Johan Calleman, and the alignment of our solar system with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. We feel great excitement in our bodies as our hearts open; we are being flooded by divine energy. Also, many of us feel over-energized, ungrounded, and disoriented by living during the last stages of time acceleration; such a convergence has never happened on Earth before. Since 1995, Barbara Hand Clow has been teaching "Journeys Through Nine Dimensions" led by the Pleiadians-star beings from the Pleiades-with her partner Gerry Clow.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Tarot Handbook

Whether or not you use the Aleister Crowley deck as imaged in this book, you will find Angeles
Arrien's commentary insightful and thought provoking.  The subtitle:  Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols.  First published:  1997

Arrien gives step by step guidelines to create your Tarot profile, including Personality Symbol, Soul/Spiritual Symbol, current Growth Year, Zodiac Symbol attributed to the Tarot, Sensory Ability, and Major Path Placements.

If you are looking for a deeper understanding of Self, this book offers many growth options.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gaian Tarot

Joanna Powell Colbert brings nine years of art and wisdom into this stellar earth based deck with strong Northwest themes.  (Mt. Baker is on four cards!)

Last night Joanna presented the best tarot lecture I've ever attended at Village Books in Fairhaven.  She created the deck while living on Lummi Island.  As she referred to a friend who modeled for one card or another, she'd point to someone in the audience, and there was the living card.  It was a delight and gift to everyone.

If you don't have a tarot deck, this is the place to start.  If you're a tarotoholic (Joanna's term), you will definitely want to add this to your shelf of intuitive tools.