The Bean Tighe (pronounced ban tig) is a helpful spirit that is likely one of the inspirations for the "fairy godmother" type donor/patron from faerie and folk tales. She is the one who makes it possible for others to achieve their potential ... whether it be helping with the maintenance of one's home, one's finances, or the ability to make one's dreams come true.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Moving on ...

If anyone had been following this blog, they'll notice that I've deleted my research based posts and left only the pertinent card identifier.

I didn't like how cluttered the way I was doing things made the space appear so I'm going to opt for putting only the identifier for each card up here and then do my work in a word document ...

This week's card is: 

4. The Emperor

Should I be surprised that the Energy of the previous card carries over into this week?
From the 4 of Staves to the 4th trump of the Major Arcana ...

The judge from the guardianship hearing is what leapt immediately to mind at  seeing this card turn up ... the one with absolute authority and zero patience for inefficient talk or action ... the one who gave me my opportunity to get the 211 and PAC done on the intended target even if it meant that I would have to pay for all four of us to take it ... the one who went from terrifying authority figure to ally in one 'eyes meet eyes' locked gaze heartbeat (with the understanding that he remains an ally only so long as my behaviour and motives are just.

From the Rider-Waite deck:

He has a form of the Crux ansata for his sceptre and a globe in his left hand. He is a crowned monarch--commanding, stately, seated on a throne, the arms of which axe fronted by rams' heads. He is executive and realization, the power of this world, here clothed with the highest of its natural attributes. He is occasionally represented as seated on a cubic stone, which, however, confuses some of the issues. He is the virile power, to which the Empress responds, and in this sense is he who seeks to remove the Veil of Isis; yet she remains virgo intacta.

It should be understood that this card and that of the Empress do not precisely represent the condition of married life, though this state is implied. On the surface, as I have indicated, they stand for mundane royalty, uplifted on the seats of the mighty; but above this there is the suggestion of another presence. They signify also--and the male figure especially--the higher kingship, occupying the intellectual throne. Hereof is the lordship of thought rather than of the animal world. Both personalities, after their own manner, are "full of strange experience," but theirs is not consciously the wisdom which draws from a higher world. The Emperor has been described as (a) will in its embodied form, but this is only one of its applications, and (b) as an expression of virtualities contained in the Absolute Being--but this is fantasy.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Next card up is ...

The Four of Wands/Staves

Rider-Waite short definition:
They are for once almost on the surface -- Country life, haven of refuge, a species of domestic harvest-home, repose, concord, harmony, prosperity, peace, and the perfected work of these 
Reversed: The meaning remains unaltered; it is prosperity, increase, felicity, beauty, embellishment.

I find it both extremely interesting and exceedingly reassuring that the reversed interpretation does not change the outcome :)

Definitely could use some of this brand of happiness in my life now and for a good while to come ... it's been a long, dark eternity of extreme hardship and upheaval ... and, with the family court dates on the horizon, I would heartily embrace the harmony and simple living promised in the card.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Of necessary false starts ...

Well, yesterday overruled anything I may have wanted to get done by being the day that all the sleep deprived insomnia caught up with me and forced me to my bed for around fourteen hours. Upside is that it has reset my internal clock to a daytime schedule ... not a bad thing in my book.

I have chosen my daily activity and will work on making it a regular beginning to my routine for the next thirty days so all that is left is to pick which card I'm going to begin with for the personalized tarot card per week project ...

The Hermit

   ... weeeell, isn't that an interesting beginning considering the subject is myself. :)

The Rider-Waite deck short definition of this card would be:

Prudence, also and especially treason, dissimulation, corruption, roguery.
Reversed: Concealment, disguise, policy, fear, unreasoned
Another/different approach come at it from a more metaphysical/spiritual angle
The need to go within to gain knowledge, to own one's divinity. Withdrawal to better contemplate life's direction. At this time, your needs are not so focused on relationships with others, but rather on your relationship with yourself.

I guess that's not a bad place to start, really ...

Back tomorrow

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Brushing off the dust ..

High time for a re-dedication ...

I have from now until sundown on the 7th of January to create the schematics for a more successful personal and spiritual 2017.

It's going to begin with my FlameKeeper practice ... a re-dedication to maintaining Brid's flame but taking it further into a devotional practice than the casual lighting of a candle at sundown every twentieth day.

To that end ... I have moved myself from the 3rd shift, Mulberry cill at Ord Brighideach laterally to the 3rd shift, Rose cill (incidentally filling the only vacancy available in the cill I'd originally wanted to join but couldn't as there hadn't been an opening at that time ... so it's one of those 'meant to be' things). 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

PBP: Week 16 ... cautiously Hopeful ...

Well, it has been a week since I posted my prayer for a little aid in shifting the impasse that has afflicted my family for the last year and a half. I never cease to be amazed at how well asking for help can work, when one has already done everything that they personally can to make things right.

I asked and the gods answered. On Monday, I received word that the individual who has been causing all the trouble has finally signed the release which will allow the rest of us to move on with our lives and finally grieve for a wonderful woman who has moved beyond our reach.

Will I get the home I have my hopes set on? Perhaps ... perhaps not ... I can but wait and see. If it is meant to be mine, it will. The legalities that I mentioned in last post mean that the whole thing moves with the speed of bureaucracy and anyone who has had dealings with such knows that it is never speedy. If it is not to be, something else will turn up I'm sure.

But we have an opportunity, for those of us who have wanted to leave the pain of her loss and frustration with the greed and machinations of one individual behind, for which I am intensely grateful.

Instead of being held hostage, we can move forward and celebrate she we miss so very much.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

PBP: Week 15 - Where House is Home

A little something different this week ... a prayer from the depths of my heart to the ears of the gods.

All my life, I have been a home/land owner ... I grew up in the house my parents owned and have owned my own since I was 18 years old. All my life, that is until now ... having sold my acreage back in November, I am homeless for the first time ever. Even though the acreage had been tenanted while I rented in the city, the fact that it was there and it was mine was enough to calm my need for a home and allow me to focus on all the things I needed to get done that couldn't be achieved from a remote location.

Because of certain legalities of inheritance, my ability to purchase a new home is held hostage to the greed of my younger sibling who has been holding up the processing of my mother's will for over 1&1/2 years at this point. Every time we (family and the estate executor) think that things with her have been sorted out to the point where we've all reached an agreement and the process can finally move forward, she returns to refute her verbal agreement with yet more demands. It has gotten to the point where even the lawyer who is executor is losing his patience with her and has moved from reminding us all that "she has the right to make her concerns known" to

In the meantime, my dream home has made itself known .... it's a perfect sized house on a perfect sized lot in the ideal community for me to have a future as an herbalist/apothecary. It needs a metric ton's worth of work to it inside and out, but that doesn't scare me as the potential of the house and the location would make the extensive renovations worth the time and money (particularly as I'm looking at this to be the home I live in until I'm well into my late senior years).