Dragons Apparently Like Photography

Posted October 22, 2014 by JJ
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For those who feel confusion, the Kings in this deck are women. All is right with the world.


The King and her dragon are going to eat help the person on the ground. Do you doubt? This King is similar to the Wands Queen in that you have to remain aware of him, he can turn quickly into something formidable.

Wait, that dragon is saying “Show me your dog pictures, or else!”



Helpless, I get up from the ground and obey the directive, pondering red-frocked imperiousness.



Performing Magic on Two Hours of Sleep

Posted October 21, 2014 by JJ
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I think I broke a record last night with only two hours of sleep, and I’m still going.

Yesterday was a bad day, but today I got a laundry done, made some homemade leek and potato soup, and did some research and writing. Not bad, if only I didn’t feel like I was going to fall every time I move. Perhaps I am morphing into a Salvador Dali watch face? I bet that’s it!



Peek-a-Boo, I see Morpheus…oh wait, he’s been eaten by a leopard. That Magus has a terrible sense of humour. The red bird, with the red eyes is trapped in the jungle of fiery synapses, not to mention the cage of rigid muscles.



The Big Whirly Bug of Success

Posted October 18, 2014 by JJ
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Feeling slightly better today, day 6 of the vegan diet. So far no Tylenol and only 1/2 an allergy pill. I got all my vegan cookbooks and informational books today in the mail plus the Nicoletta Ceccoli Tarot. I’m just going to keep plugging away. I have started a daily diary for the vegan diet to track symptom flare-ups if they are food –related and I started an diary for my exercise bike so I can also keep track of symptoms and the amount of exercise I am able to do.



Trumpeting success, the Queen’s elephant statue sends her off on a big whirly bug. The landscape seems rather bleak, but her spirits are high, she is flying toward victory.

AND she has a lot less pain. Whew, not a bad day at all.



The Big Pumpkin

Posted October 16, 2014 by JJ
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I drew this morning and thought how perfect it was for an October day. The booklet for this deck has all kinds of facts which I enjoy: “The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for ‘large melon.’”

Yes, it’s a big pumpkin kind of day. The spouse made a gorgeous salad for lunch and I had steamed veggies and a baked potato for dinner. I always think of food with abundance, and that of course is what the harvest is all about.



Cultivate seeds in your life.



“I’m trapped here, I’m trapped again.”

Posted October 15, 2014 by JJ
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Elizabeth Shepherd has a new album out called The Signal which is jazz with quite a bit of electro-pop funk stuff so it’s different. There is one song called What’s Happening that they play a lot on the jazz radio station I listen to.


What’s Happening?
from The Signal by Elizabeth Shepherd

Feel the welcome start to fade, what’s happening, what’s happened here?
It’s a new and different war to lose again; I’m losing it.
Neighbours slowly turn away; I’m trapped here, I’m trapped again.

Thinly veiled is my pride
Thinly veiled fear in their eyes,
Such waste for my heavy heart
This wasted life, this part I play

How I know this sinking feeling well, so well
Of written laws that hold the keys to hell, my hell

Empty schools bear testament – it happens here, it’s happening
Sisters say it’s for our good, just feel our love, do you feel our love?
Take away the work I own and keep the pay, just keep your pay.
But leave me my own war to wage for dignity, for dignity.

Thinly veiled …

I woke up with this song going through my head repeatedly and I felt pretty good this morning so immediately started cooking a vegan stew. I soaked the beans last night and I have my fingers crossed it will be good. (It was, you can see the steam in the upper left hand corner.)


With a song in my heart…



For me today, this would indicate sincerity toward myself. I’ve been ill for over five years and I’ve made half-hearted attempts to get well, insincere attempts.

When you pray every day to die because you are in pain and then eat a carton of ice cream, you are not being sincere with yourself.



Animal Decks in My Collection

Posted October 14, 2014 by JJ
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I finished my day of fasting, which was all I could take this time, and am now eating fresh fruit and raw and steamed vegetables for a bit. Still in pain but hopefully it is ramping down.

I took a screen shot of my animal decks. Categorization can be a bit iffy here as some decks are all animals and some are animals in Celtic mythology or general world mythology for instance, and some of these decks are playing cards. I couldn’t resist putting Sandra Kunz’s The Messenger Cards in there, even though I haven’t received the deck and I don’t have the measurements and scans of the backs.

Click to enlarge:


Let’s all sing…”There is nothing like a database, lalalala.”



Tri-Sacred Blades of Delusion

Posted October 12, 2014 by JJ
Categories: Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down, Tri-Sacred Sampling

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My insomnia has become so bad and now I have all over nerve pain from head to ankles, layered over chronic muscle tension, pelvic and knee pain. Today I am fasting. I have had some fresh fruit juice, but I’m mostly drinking room temperature plain water or warm water with a bit of fresh lemon.

I always look to the Ironwing Tarot first with regard to health. For some reason it has that ability to look at what’s really going on. I know it’s food and perhaps additives, preservatives, weight gain but…

THREE OF BLADES (3 of Swords)


The shrikes and thorns (shrikes impale their prey on thorns) are like immediate stabbing pain. The trident carries with it double-bladed words of truth, it cuts through illusions that are obstacles. The trefoil window shows one pane missing, one cracked, and one broken.

I resonated with this thought from Lorena:

“Even the fear of ‘What if…?’ is exposed as a delusion.

I thought it would be interesting to explore the exact meanings of delusion and illusion. That’s the Blade of intellect and analysis kicking in. Rightly so.

Delusion = Latin deludere = de = from, away + ludere = to play; To mislead or deceive the mind.

Illusion = Latin illusio = mocking, deceit; comes from illudere = to make sport of; comes from in=toward, against + ludere = to play.

In the Tarot of the Absurd, with wings flying off, this angel seems to be all sinew and self-stabbing defeatism. The knives cause pain and cut his anchor.

In the Diary of a Broken Soul Tarot, the woman in the 3 of Spades seems to be sacrificing herself at the altar of pain. She has dressed it up with candles and pretty clothes, but she is still sacrificing herself.

Delusions mislead, illusions make fun of you or you play against yourself perhaps. Not actually nice things to do to yourself, are they?

Maybe that’s the message here: that I can’t pretend or I mock myself. Either do it or don’t do it, heal or die, but don’t go around in this continual loop of delusion regarding health.




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