Wednesday, February 27, 2008
World, meet Wylan. This is my friend Peggy's little baby. She gave me a copy of this yesterday and I said I had to post it on my blog. Wylan is one very nurtured boy. His mother must spend what seems like 18 hours a day with Wy wrapped to her chest. He gets to soak in her loving smiles, while also being comforted by the constant beating of her heart. She takes him on walks in our neighborhood with his huge galumph of a dog, fittingly named Hoss. Sometimes, I also see Wy's daddy walking Hoss, carrying Wy in that "front loading" papoose. There is nothing cuter than seeing a young father carrying his baby that way. Wy's dad is a chef. He gets fed with all kinds of love, both edible and intangible. Everyone deserves to get loved as much as Wy. Why not?
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I love the Wachowski brothers. The two of them make up one of the most amazingly creative partnerships. Nothing touches the Matrix. That story hits spot on for many of the laws of energy that exist. Having Neo learn how to bend with energy is simply genius. He "unplugs" from a negative hologram and has to learn how to tap into his own power, fed by the pure and unconditional love of his partner. All spirits thrive on unconditional love. Anything less is toxic. Back to these brothers, Andy and Larry. They have come together like a double helix, complementing one another as they create perfect stories. I am posting the spread I drew for them as it relates to their creative journey. I am also quite pleased about my new digital camera. The spread looks way better than the earlier ones. For the brothers I thought it would be appropriate to use my Shakespeare tarot deck. I put them in the same category as the Bard in their ability to weave tales that tap into our psyche. As Will would say, "what is past, is prologue", my sense is much of the Wachowski brothers' creativity arises from the primordial ooze of their family of origin. While that is always the case, it is a worthy restatement.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I'll get to writing about the tarot spread, but it is Sunday and I would rather just write a few sentences about our dog Sadie. A friend had to put down her dog this weekend. I cannot imagine what I will go through when our Sadie leaves to doggie Heaven. She is my healer and teacher. She teaches me so much about unconditional love, patience, and about living in the moment. Everyone should be so lucky as to get to be the caretaker of an older dog. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, said he missed his dog, who he had to leave behind, when he was forced to flee Tibet. I think it was in an interview with Barbara Walters where he said if one led a good life one could come back in the next one as a dog. Works for me.
Friday, February 15, 2008
I love KT Tunstall's music. A friend sent me a youtube of her singing "Black Horse and Cherry Tree". Immediately, both Maureen and I were moving to the song's amazing rhythm. KT is such an incredible spirit. I am very excited to interpret the tarot spread on her. Here is the pic of it. The reading will follow up in a few days. My new digital camera arrived, so this will be the last of the yucky quality pics.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Ok, so I decided to wait on revealing the celebrity who is going through major Sturm und Drang, to post a spread on someone who is having a different journey. I am very impressed with what I have seen from Alicia Keys. I was blown away watching her interact with Ruby Dee on the Sundance series, "Iconoclasts". She is one powerful mofo, and I wanted to do a spread on her. I await a new digital camera that I ordered last week, so the visual is not yet up to snuff. The spreads in the future will be prettier!
From what I saw, the beautiful singer and actress, Aaliyah, was going to be the next Queen of Soul, but died tragically at a young age. The pain in this life was too much for her. Enter Alicia Augello-Cook, the transcendent Ms. Alicia Keys. She has been handed the baton, and will take words and music to the next level, bringing along many souls with her. She is the new Queen of Soul. Swords are words. Always a double edge – a softness and yet sharp pain together. They say words can cut like a knife. Alicia’s father/daughter dynamic causes her much pain. But, she has taken that pain, universal for many from broken families, and channeled it into her poetry, which is why she attracts such a huge fan base. Her poetry is like her music. All music is vibration. She personifies music. You can see it in her body movement as well – the way she tips her head and waves her arms as she speaks. From her spread, this is what I see as her journey…
With the Ace of Cups in her near future, I see much of the creative work she has done thus far will bring her to some answers that only she can discover. These answers, or truths, will help her find some peace with the anger that she has been holding onto in relation to her father. A thick layer of that anger was, energetically, “sympathy” rage that she felt on behalf of her mother. Being an "empath", which means she is able to match the energy of those she is close to, and thus being a healer in her own right, Alicia has taken on her mother’s battle/journey toward her own healing about her relationship with Alicia’s father. As Alicia gets stronger, and continues to channel the anger into creative expressions, the lighter she will feel, and the more of a lightning rod she will become for her fans. For now she is on a solo journey, and this is precisely where she needs to be. As she approaches her Saturn return, she will be ready for the new chapters in her life, which include partnership and motherhood (whether bearing her own children, or through adoption). She is a strong Earth Mother figure. People gravitate to her, and are healed by being in her presence, hearing her music, or reading her words. She is a combination of Aretha Franklin and Maya Angelou. For now she is gaining her strength and resolving her inner battles before rising to the next level of power and radiance. Her outcome card is the Queen of Swords. Swords are words, the provenance of Mercury, the communicator. It is Alicia’s journey to acknowledge the power of her strong mother, to then release the pain of her mother's that is not hers, and then to re-embrace the power passed down to her from her mother. It is every girl’s journey to separate from her mother in order to return to the very legacy that is carried down from her mother. It is Alicia’s birthright to be powerful and unwavering, a beacon of truth set to a very catchy, and comforting beat.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
My friend Rebekah asked if I could do a tarot reading on a particular celebrity, even if he or she wasn't present for the reading. I said absolutely. It got me thinking, and I've decided it would be fun to do a spread on a celebrity and post the results. The pictures of the spread aren't going to be the greatest quality, but hopefully you will get the picture! As a disclaimer, the readings are merely my interpretation, and nothing more. And, as that wonderfully warped cartoonist, Gahan Wilson, once wrote, "I paint what I see". I will post the first one in a few days. As a tickler, I am posting a pic of the first spread. When I post the reading, I will disclose the name of the celebrity. I will tell you this, she is seeking a rebirth and doing it quite demonstrably in the public eye.