Friday, 16 February 2018

Determining Your Tarot Soul Card

It's been quite awhile since I did any major posts on tarot, so I am starting a new series concerning Tarot Soul Cards!

Just by way of background, I've been reading tarot for 25 years now and have always found it to be interesting and instructive. I subscribe to the Jungian view of tarot as a psychological expression and reflection of our inner self, rather than believing tarot to be some woo-woo manifestation of the Occult.

Similar to the symbol system of astrology, the major arcana cards of the tarot can be used to describe and categorize someone's soul path or soul journey through this world. Every person's Soul Card will fall into one of the following nine types:

1. Magician
2. High Priestess
3. Empress
4. Emperor
5. Hierophant
6. Lovers
7. Chariot
8. Strength
9. Hermit

These Soul Card types are often called "constellations" because each type is made up of one dominant, plus one or two secondary, major arcana cards.

To find which Soul Card is yours, do the following calculation.

First, add up the month, date and year of your birth. For example, let's say your birth date is July 26, 1943:

Take the resulting sum and then add each digit across: 1 + 9 + 7 + 6 = 23.

If you end up with a double-digit number, again add each digit across: 2 + 3 = 5.

The goal is to reach a single-digit number. Once you reach it, that number is your Tarot Soul Card. In this example, the Soul Card is number 5 -- the Hierophant.

Every week, I will write a post describing one of the Tarot Soul Card constellations in turn. I hope you'll play along, calculate your Soul Card number and enjoy learning about your own constellation when it is posted!

As always, anything about tarot on this blog is just meant as fun and entertainment, rather than as serious advice about how to live your life.

[Note: My reference source for this series is Mary K. Greer, Tarot Constellations: Patterns of Personal Destiny (1987)]

Next Week: the Magician Soul Card

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Just Let Me Make My Pitch . . .

I know that LOTS of people do NOT enjoy Valentines Day.

Many have good reason to be CYNICAL about love and marriage.

And yes, sometimes the day comes when the ROMANCE is gone . . . 

. . . and is replaced by OTHER things.

But IF you can, please please PLEASE don't miss an opportunity
for a SNUGGLE with a friend.

And DON'T be shy or bashful when UNEXPECTED opportunities arise.

You NEVER KNOW what LIFE can hold!

So Happy Valentines Day, EVERYBODY!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Giving Equal Time to Tea

After my last post celebrating coffee, all you tea drinkers out there rose up as one and loudly proclaimed the superiority of your own chosen hot beverage!

Hee, hee, hee . . . oh, sorry.

Okay, okay, we all know that tea drinkers
are found only among the Very Best People!

Lots of cultures around the world drink tea, but it is almost invariably associated with one group in particular --

Yes, those crazy Brits. And to me, they commit the worst and most unpardonable of all sins. They take milk with their tea.

Noooooooooooooo! Tea must be taken clear. That's the way I drink it! Maybe a slice of lemon once in a while, but never milk. NEVER.

As the old saying goes: "Milk is for the WEAK!"

True confession time, tea drinkers . . . .
Which side are you on?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

There's Nothing Like a Cup o' Joe

Are you grumpy first thing in the morning before you've had your coffee?

Oh, I see. Yes, you are.

Oh, dear. I understand.

Well, let me pour you a cup right away!

I know it's impossible to function, really, before that first big hit of brew.

"Working" can have more than one meaning, of course.

Ahhhhhh, now the work day can begin!

But please don't harshly judge those who drink coffee without working.

In reality, coffee is probably inspiring them to think super deep thoughts.

Be careful, though, not to drink too much coffee or you'll get wired!

Thank goodness Friday is coming!

And as promised in the comments,
here's "the most important meme of all"