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Not feelin’ it

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I gotta be honest, it is slow going with the Daughter of the Moon deck. And that doesn’t really mean the deck sucks, just that I don’t feel it right now. I pick it up and open the bag and pick a card, look at it, don’t feel anything and just put it right back. Instead of forcing it, I am just taking some time off tarot this week. I did pick up the Key to Kingdom set today just to look at, shuffled it a bit and pulled out 3 cards. Click on the photo to see it bigger.

Laughing mouse – cute. Reminds me of my cat that spent the day trying to catch a bird the same size as he is, not sure who scared who the most, both jumped and took flight though. We have spring here! The kids snow-grotto is dripping away, we all trail in a ton of gravel and sand and mud each day, there is the distinct smell of dog poo outside :-O You find stuff you lost, like there is a pack of unopened cat food outside my front door. Hmm. Half-rotten apples litter the garden. Things that had a cold respite is now back in full decay again. So the middle card is quite appropriate. The verse is this:

All things decay with Time;
The Forest sees
The growth and down-fall
Of her aged trees

The last card then is The Dront! Or rather Queen Anne. “I am Queen Anne, Of whom ’tis said, I’m¬†chiefly¬†famed for being dead”

Is it not odd how spring can bring to mind death and decay just as vividly as sprouting new life? Oh and I found my old necklace this morning. You can make her sing by blowing into her toes. Is she not simply divine? I got her from a local artist back in the early 1980:ies. I call her Eve. Here she is again:

Cold creeping in and then out.

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Voyager 8 of CupsTodays card is the 8 of Cups and the first thing my eye caught in this image was the frozen waterfall. It is a lot of decay here too, rotten leaves, dry caked mud, broken and glued together cups. Some things in life is best to discard, broken cups and dead flowers are among those. What things in my life do I try to glue together past their best-before date? What scabs do I keep picking at?

I got a lot of frozen emotions about my parents, my mom and I battle it out on a weekly basis, at least we keep things fresh and interesting. But with my dad – it is like that frozen waterfall. I won’t even cry about it. Haven’t for years, even while listening to his weeping on the phone once ever 3 years or so.

Time to drain that specific cup, wash it out and throw it away. Not my dad of course, but the lingering expectations I have of us ever resolving this cycle of false new starts and betrayals.

On the other hand the mailman was nice to me today. He knocked on my door and gave me 2 packages. One with a few books and a set of Fallen Angel cards from Amazon. And one pack with the Key to the Kingdom cards, a beautiful pristine first edition. I first saw them over at Cat’s place. I took one card right away and it was Jack of Spades and here is his verse:

Key to Kingdom jack of spades‘Look out! look out! Jack Frost is about’

No kidding. It is still cold here, not -30 like this weekend, more like -23. My landlord now got some heat going though, so the house is slowly getting warmer, but I can see my curtains swaying gently in the cold draft.