inauguration day

I decided to pull a card while meditating on the inauguration tomorrow. I pulled the Seven Clubs – Mountain from my Sorcery Underground Fortune Telling Deck.

This card represents great obstacles, tests of courage, continued conflict. Needless to say, I won’t be going near any government buildings tomorrow. It’s dangerous when everyone wants to be king of the hill. The position is good if it can be held, and long term success is possible with determination. The capitol seems well prepared to handle any interference, but I wonder how the state capitols will fare.

new moon

new moon
a great time for olive oil face masks and card reading

the central card for this coming lunar cycle is une prudence. Prudence, one of the four cardinal virtues, advises us to anticipate the potential results and repercussions of our actions. what Rube Goldberg chain of events are you about to set off if you say, do, text that?
new information might seem to warrant an immediate response. it doesn’t. wait.
as it does every day, the tide is changing. the thing about the tide is you can use it as a source of renewable energy, or you can get caught up in it and get swept out to sea. i guess you could also just sit there and watch it wash away your bungalow.
the bottom of the deck card is as above. i create through my speech. try going an entire day speaking only in positive phrases and see what changes.
top card is the two hearts. stupid cupid indeed. given the state of the world, if cupid aims his arrow at you, duck and cover 😂

A card to the floor…

There is an old saying in cartomancy, one that i heard my own grandma say countless times when a card would launch itself out of her hands while shuffling for a game of rummy, that a card to the floor comes to the door. The idea behind this saying is that there is a message so important in the current moment, and the universe so insistent on your hearing this message, that a card or cards will jump out of the deck to get your attention. These would be taken as an omen that something is about to happen, the benefit or detriment depending on the card.

This morning, as i sat waiting for the tea kettle, shuffling my cards for my morning meditation, the Queen of Spades, Amor #42, in the unfortunately named G*psy Witch playing card deck, shot out of the deck mid-shuffle, and i was reminded of this saying. This card promises love and affection, but is also a reminder to guard against letting desire to cloud our better judgement. Stay sharp like the Queen of Swords. Don’t fall for flattery.

My thoughts on this deck are too many for this post, but I am planning a full dive into it over the coming weeks. It is a gorgeous deck, and one that I use often, but the glaring problem of name remains. More to come on that problem, and my proposed solution. Watch this space.



Metaphysical: Don’t allow delays or seemingly slow progress to lead to apathy or relaxation on the matter. Stay alert. Stay focused. Stay ready. You have seen how apathy has hurt you in the past, so learn from it. If action cannot be taken now, work on getting possible actions ready to implement.

Practical: Financial hardships will lessen with new opportunities or promotions. New avenues of revenue might come from an old idea or process. What did you used to do to improve your finances?