Jul 31, 2010

Silly Picture Of The Week

When I saw this I just had to chuckle! This picture was taken at our local parade not too long ago but can you see the banner on the float? I didn't know they needed their own church!

Jul 30, 2010

Terrific Tarot Spread!

Catherine Chapman, over at Tarot Elements created a wonderful spread called "The Logical Levels Spread" and when I did this spread for myself, I found out

Jul 29, 2010

Plant Of The Week

Japanese Blood Grass

Also known as Imperator Cylindrical, Japanese blood grass is an ornamental grass variety and is mostly used for landscaping gardens. With its bright-red colour spiked blades, the grass looks stunning when

Jul 28, 2010

"What Is...?" Wednesday

Making Your Own Tarot Bag

Tarot card bags are very popular and create a way for you to store your tarot decks with ease. The boxes can then be stored somewhere for safe-keeping. Others like to

Jul 27, 2010

Tarot Tuesday- Symbols

The Rider-Waite and Rider-Waite based decks are rich with symbolism from the Queen of Wand's black cat to the the boat in the Six of Swords. Many people are fascinated with tarot cards as well as with the tarot symbols printed on them and many tarot teachers feel that to better understanding those tarot symbols it is vital to learn them first, in order to be able to read tarot cards, but I believe that the symbols only add to the many layers of meanings that each card can have.

Like layers on an onion, each aspect of a given tarot card can create a comprehensive picture when you are able to put them all together into a complete picture, like putting together a puzzle. When we find a specific feature in a card that draws our attention, your intuition is bringing to light important issues. When this happens, consider some of the symbol meanings and how they add depth and insight into your interpretation.

Let's look at some of these symbols and see how their meaning blends in with the imagery on the cards.


The butterfly is the universal symbol for transformation. Butterflies appear on the queen and king of sword cards, and typically indicate a change in thoughts of the person being read for, or someone close to them. Butterflies go through several transformations before they develop into their final state of beauty. They symbolize that we as human do the same thing to reach our end goal and to obtain a better way of thought and living.


Cats symbolize watchfulness, awareness, and perception. Seen on the queen of wands card, the cat is a message that there are energies at work that we may not be aware of, but we can certainly tap into. Cats are also a symbol of psychic ability and in a reading, the queen and her cat indicate that you may need to keep your wits about you and be aware of all sides to the story in the situation relating to the card reading


Fire symbolizes both creative and destructive power. Among its many cultural symbol meanings are: energy, transformation, passion, ambition, inspiration and power. Many faiths use fire as a symbol representing a test of faith or the measure of one's purity. Fire is featured in Devil and the Tower. In the case of the Tower card, those flames gushing out from the crown of the tower is a message of downfall due to anger. The fire of the Tower reminds us we can be our worst enemies in how we design our daily lives. But there's a silver lining in the remnants of the Tower (which in itself symbolizes ill construction of beliefs) it tells us we have the ability to start over and rebuild a better foundation.


The fish is featured on all the cups court cards because fish symbol meanings deal with emotion, intuition and creativity. When considering the fish symbol meaning, we must first recognize the nature of the water in which it lives: in motion, unpredictable, and representative of the subconscious . The fish is a symbol of prolific abundance if we have the ability to harness our own passion responsibly.


Symbolizes renewal, vision, enlightenment, and rebirth, the lizard makes its appearance on the male court cards in the suit of Wands. The lizard, or salamander in some decks, suns itself on these cards to signify the importance of vision in the midst of action. In fact, in ancient times it was believed that the lizard renewed its sight by looking into the sun. The lizard is a tiny reminder that big results come from small, conscious efforts.


Also depicted as a crab or crayfish in other decks, the lobster symbol meanings deal with cycles, regeneration, and protection. These creatures are lunar symbols... they cast off their shells for new ones and this is where the rebirth/cycling association plays its part. The protective symbolizm is evident in the hard spiney exo-skeleton found with these creatures. When the Lobster in the Moon card crawls into our consciousness we're reminded of the cyclical nature in our lives and what protection we may need for the path on which we follow.

The tarot deck has been used for centuries for divination and to discover hidden truths. Symbols are key to tarot because they speak the universal language of basic human feelings, ideas and thoughts. Its helpful to remember that tarot symbols are subject to constant redefinition and their meanings evolve with the card reader.

Jul 26, 2010

Morgan's Tarot Monday


"The palace in the center of Shambhala, or any other paradise, might seem to be far away because we are looking from the wrong dimension. Paradise could lie where the forces of the universe are balanced in contentment and harmony."

Where are you at...? Are you in a place that you find contentment wherever you happen to be or are you looking to external means for your balance and contentment? Often,

Jul 25, 2010

Serenity Sunday

Be Thankful For
by Author Unknown

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something

Jul 22, 2010

Plant Of The Week

Common names for the star jasmine: Scientific name is Trachelospermum Jasminoides, also known by the more common name of confederate jasmine. Star Jasmine is

Jul 21, 2010

"What Is...?" Wednesday

The History of the Fortune Cookie

Anyone who has been to a Chinese restaurant has had or at least seen, fortune cookies. These almond or vanilla flavored treats not only taste great, but they have a surprise inside...

Jul 20, 2010

Tarot Tuesday- Greenies!

This last week I was perusing Ebay and came across a hard to find item, don't you just love when that happens? It was a White Box, 1978, printed in Belgium version of the Thoth deck...the infamous Greenies" deck. What is a Greenies deck you ask...Well,

Jul 19, 2010

Morgan's Tarot Monday


"Originally, this card was the compassion card. It was changed by the moon goddess to add spice. Thus, what we see happening in the realm of manifestation is the realization that we are all connected. In a sense

Jul 18, 2010

Serenity Sunday

A Computer Blessing

Blessings on this fine machine,
May its data all be clean.
Let the files stay where they're put,
Away from disk drives keep all soot.
From its screen shall come no whines,
Let in no spikes on power lines.
As oaks were sacred to the Druids,
Let not the keyboard suffer fluids.
Disk Full shall be nor more than rarity,
The memory shall not miss its parity.
From the modem shall come wonders,
Without line noise making blunders.
May it never catch a virus,
And all its software stay desirous.
Oh let the printer never jam,
And turn my output into spam.
I ask of Eris, noble queen,
Keep Murphy far from this machine.

My List:

1.) My kids

2.) My friends

3.) Tarot

4.) My health

5.) Positive attitudes

6.) Common ground

7.) Lily ponds

8.) Incense

9.) Laughter

10.) Books

Jul 15, 2010

Plant Of The Week

Cannas, or canna lilies, look like banana trees without the trunk. That's no accident - they're kin to bananas and gingers, and

Jul 14, 2010

"What Is...?" Wednesday

The Symbolism of the Butterfly

A quick-list of Butterfly symbolism:

~ Resurrection
~ Transition
~ Celebration
~ Lightness
~ Time
~ Soul

In Greek myth, Psyche (which literally translates to mean "soul") is represented

Jul 13, 2010

Tarot Tuesday- The Rabbit Tarot (second edition)

This week I am reviewing The Rabbit Tarot by Nakisha VanderHoeven and sharing my observations with you. This little deck is absolutely charming! The first edition of The Rabbit Tarot had

Jul 12, 2010

Morgan's Tarot Monday


"Pigs and fishes represent those aspects most difficult to influence in the polychromatic bubble of dualism"
"It is also said that this card means inner truth."

I actually like this card, despite the fact

Jul 11, 2010

Serenity Sunday

Summer has finally hit this last week, the temps started out in the 80's and there was a few days of temperatures in the 90's but today it's comfortable and very sunny, which is

Jul 9, 2010

Silly Picture Of The Week

It was so hot yesterday, I caught my youngest cooling off in the pond.

**I've got a real treat in store for this coming Tarot Tuesday, I'll be giving the New Rabbit Tarot a review by Nakisha Elsje VanderHoeven. I'm so excited, I hope you drop by to see!**

Jul 8, 2010

Plant Of The Week

Columbine (Aquilegia) flowers are an excellent choice for any decorative garden as they come in a variety of bright colors. Additionally, the columbine flower is

Jul 7, 2010

"What Is...?" Wednesday

The Tarot as Spirituality

Tarot cards are much more than just a form of divination, for instance they can be used in a variety of ways.... they can be used during meditations as gateways to

Jul 6, 2010

Tarot Tuesday

I'm going to  something a little different today, I was reading a fantastic post by Barbara Moore called "Notes To Yourself" in which she approaches an idea of leaving yourself a tarot note to on a specific day in the future. The idea is that you ask yourself "What do I most need to hear on..

Jul 5, 2010

Morgan's Tarot Monday

The Path

"The path begins in the middle and stretches as fat as the eye can see, beyond the desert, into the mountains in the south-east. From there it joins Interstate 10 and leaves it again about a quarter of a mile beyond the third rest stop. 

Jul 4, 2010

Serenity Sunday

Fourth of July trivia

1. How many verses does the Star Spangled Banner have?
2. What is the last line of the last verse of our National Anthem?
3. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?
4. What is our national bird?

Jul 3, 2010

Logic Changes...Or Does It?

I've very much enjoyed my blog theme but lately I was thinking of sprucing it up a bit and updating the look and feel. I went perusing themes and boy, I perused a lot! I wasn't sure how you all feel about my current look, I've had it for a while

Jul 1, 2010

Plant Of The Week


Native to the far east, these beautiful plants and their hybrids have revolutionized the perennial possibilites of moist, shaded American gardens. Astilbes are