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From my lips to your ear

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elementalhermesToday’s card is clearly one of communication. It is 6 of air and we have stepped off that damn boat now Ladies and Gentlemen. Or have we? Perhaps earth itself is the vehicle here. With his ass firmly planted someplace really cold a yellow man is embracing the open air. The Earth is sprouting swords but also pens! Quills pointing down and just below the floating sphere are what I first thought was some hieroglyphs but look close, it is a mouth connected to an ear.

So today I should try and stay aware on just how I communicate, is my voice like a persistent nagging mosquito, or do I perpetuate gossip? Do I speak clearly my mind, from my lips to your ear, or do I fall into that trap of thinking that you should bloody well read my mind (I do that at times)

I am in a reading cycle again. Right now reading ‘The left hand of darkness’ by Ursula K LeGuin and it is so good. I am also dreaming a lot and woke up from a most vivid dream feeling all numb and shivering cold then within a minute I was hot and sweaty. I remember reading that while in REM sleep your body has a hard time regulating your temperature and that was so true. As soon as I woke up some more I was back to normal. This is also why it is not good to have too hot (or too cold) in your bedroom, your body will then never enter proper REM sleep and we need that REM. Gimme some R-E-M!!

Closing with a rather dark but cosy photo of my bedroom, I just love the drapes.

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Baths

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9 waterToday’s card I also pulled for a friend last night. She was stressed out and filled with anxiety and needed some comfort and 9 of Water – Lake – Gaia came up. I gave her the simple advice to tap up a warm bath with sea-salt, submerge and listen to her breath and heartbeats. I find baths are good for substitute embraces, when there is no one there to hug you. Baths are rather good for crying a little too, let the tears and salt water merge and mingle. After a while you don’t need them tears.

Not everyone is a bath person. I usually prefer a shower myself for the basic need of getting clean. But there is a comfort in a bath that makes me hesitate to throw out the tub.

Beacon

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elementalI am just gonna skip all excuses as to why I didn’t post on Etteilla. So there. This week I take out a rare gem of a deck, one I have wanted some time now and finally found really cheap on e-bay. The Elemental Tarot by Caroline Smith and John Astrop. The cards are beautiful and quite packed with symbols. The book is good to have at times like this. I also notice some switching around of the elements for the courts, here the Queens are Earth and the Pages Water etc, but I don’t see that as a problem. I will just do like I always do and look at the image.

Elemental 3 fireToday’s card is 3 of Fire – Beacon. The triangles of her ‘bikini’ draws my eye first. And that makes me smile, cause isn’t that what a bikini is for – to draw the eye, being a beacon on the beach! Now this is why I love to blog – I learn stuff. Since English is not my first language I need to look words up, sometimes even when I think I know what they mean, just to be sure I get the subtle meanings too. So I look up ‘Beacon’ and find that it is a device to draw attention but that is a modern interpretation. It used to be simpler then that. It used to just be a fire on a hill. And this girl is on Fire, isn’t she? Fire of purpose and joy. She is so electrifying her hair rejects gravity and is pulled to the heat of the sun, everything about her is heat, attention, being present and expressing a deep seated joy.

I quite like this deck already!