January 1st, 2009


Card Readings

My three cards for this month were:
The Stars: A long journey brings rewards.
The Harlequin: True feelings are masked.
The Chalice: Rejuvenation and fulfillment.

The Harlequin masks feelings as an actor, an entertainer, must to fit the role, to gain acceptance or to get the right sort of attention.  Sometimes that's desirable, but one should do it knowingly and willingly, weighing the costs on both sides.  What part of your life is playing a role?  Does the mask chafe from wearing it too long, too often, or from it fitting too poorly?  Or can you pick it up with a light heart only when most needed, let it sit lightly on your face, and give a wink from behind it to those in the know?  Play with the mask.  Make it a better fit.  Find ways to reduce the need for it. 

If others would like card readings, just put a request in the comments, and, as always, I don't have to know you and you don't have to be on my friends list.


The 12 Days of Happy - 8th

On the eighth day of Christmas, doing card readings does make me happy.  It's not just the "doing things for others" happiness, either.   It's in exercising that part of my mind, in trying to pull out the empathy and insight that has little to do with what I objectively know and much to do with what feels right. 

May you notice and nurture and come to trust the insightful side of your own nature.