Card tricks

Over at , you can take a little card reading for your stomach. I got some interesting results. Really on-target.


Card 1: Lesson to learn/Message/Issue from the Distant Past. (Yes, I used to haunt libraries and the university . . . have continued to be an autodidact. Still a book knowledge person.)
A. The Priest. Book knowledge. Learning from the wisdom of others. Learning through interior experience/understanding.

Card 2: Lesson to learn/Message/Issue of 2011. (Man, did THIS ever drive my year.)
F. Family. Ties we don’t choose. People we deal with that we were born to, or cannot choose.

Card 3: Message to contemplate about the Present, Right Now. (Yay–on target. I am currently polishing two more of my books for publication. Writing a jazz waltz/sonata. Going to do a lot of creating.)
J. The Loom. Card of creation, of willful making of beautiful things. Can be specifically artistic or general/symbolic.

Card 4: Theme/Message to Ponder for 2012. (Scary. I probably have neglected the “looking outside self” thing, as the Hermit is typically my card. Scary to think of being strong for others!)
N. The Guardian. Protection of others. Looking outside the self. Being strong for others/the outside world.

Card 5: Something You Should Consider Working On
(I chose two cards/letters here, feeling moved to do so. And, WOW. I so definitely do need to look at these.)
T. Agape. Brotherly love. The love of the spirit, flowing outward. Divine purpose. (YES. This past year it has mostly been about anger and rage either flowing out or being bottled up to turn to bitterness and cynicism. Not good. Acid ruins the vessel that contains it.)
X. Cuffs. The bonds we choose. We know how to be released, but we do not choose to be released. (Is this ever true! But I need to hang with something for more time and to learn what I need to learn/teach here.)

Scarily on-target.

I was working on a set of Soul Cards for myself a couple of years ago when I found that I just couldn’t live with the mess it was making (I don’t have a craft room or desk any more, so it was traveling from kitchen table to sideboard to bedroom floor back up to table, and was just a holy mess). I would like to clear some stuff out so I can have a desk area again this year. Then I’ll work on the Soul Cards some more.


Author: shalanna

Shalanna: rhymes with "Madonna" and "I wanna," and is not a soundalike with "Hosanna" or "Sha-Na-Na." Aging hippie with long hair, husband, elderly mother, and yappy Pomeranian. I've been writing since I could hold a crayon. I started with fiction, which Mama said was "lying." “Don’t tell stories,” she would admonish, in Southern vernacular. “That's all in your imagination!” When grownups said this, they were not approving. So, shamed, I stopped telling stories for a few years--rather, I stopped letting anyone read them. I'm married to a fellow computer nerd who doesn't really like hearing about writing, but who reads sf/fantasy and understands the creative drive. I'm actually a nonconformist/hippie still wearing bluejeans and drop earrings and the Alice-in-Wonderland hair with headbands and sandals. Favorite flavor is chocolate/orange, favorite color is either Dreamsicle orange (cantaloupe) or bubble-gum pink, favorite musical is either Bye Bye Birdie, Rocky Horror, or The Producers . . . wait, I also love The Music Man. Is this getting way too specific and irrelevant yet? Obvious why I don't sell a ton of flash fiction, isn't it? To define oneself, I always say, it is good to make a list. How about a booklist? Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth, Cheaper by the Dozen C.S.Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (all the Narnia books) J.R.R.Tolkien,The Hobbit/LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy Gail Godwin, The Odd Woman F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby J. D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye (before dismissing it, actually read it) George Orwell, 1984 Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle Donna Tartt, The Secret History Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn James Allen, As A Man Thinketh Mark Winegardner, Elvis Presley Boulevard James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum Winnie-the-Pooh/House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie The KJV and NIV Bible (each translation has its glories)

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