Midsummer’s Night – Card of the Week, 29th June 2015

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This card makes me think of the slow,  lazy summer twilight that the picture was snapped in.  Here we have a little fairy fellow lying at the side of  a brook, letting the world and the stream float along as dragonflies dart about their business. Whatever they’re doing, he’s certainly not.  He’s a bit lugubrious,  drifting inwards, hitting the doldrums, and yet… maybe… on the verge of being a little Zen?

This card this week tells us of a period in which we experience a little bit of languid energy where we feel a sense of peace coming in, but it can also feel like depression or ennui where instead of seeing the bounty and awesomeness in front of our eyes, we’re tempted to laze and dull ourselves to the hum and flow of life.  But see those dragon-flies buzzing?  — they actually are trying to incite us to life, to creative pulses, and breathing creativity into things even when we know that one thing/project is coming to an end.  A period of working harder… but working SMARTER is at hand.

With the relaxed and peaceful vibe of the picture, though, this is not an incitement to run around acting with intellect and to go crazy working your fingers to the nubs  with the hard work now on the table.   It just means you don’t have to be held back by feelings of drift or sadness.  In fact, the restful energy means that you will be more tuned in to what YOU think about things and your heart feelings (not just your intellect or mind) … internal reflection is the hallmark of this card, but it’s not living in your brain either.

The four of cups (here the Four of Summer) can also indicate that there’s an offer or opportunity on the table and you’re taking your time to fully gather the facts and survey your heart before making a leap.  You are not making hasty decisions or choices based on fear or “what if I don’t pick this option?”  instead – you’re taking it all in the evidence and allowing yourself to detach from outcomes for a time.

Enjoy your detachment or sense of calm, but this is not the week to go so far into detachment that it’s depression or isolation. The theme this week is all about healing what can cause us to feel the doldrums or disappointment. A great card to have because I’ve been feeling that one of the “themes” this month is help in healing our sense of disappointment so we can feel POSITIVE about whatever is coming.

About this deck:    The  Victorian Fairy Tarot  by Lunaea Weatherstone and Gary Lippincott, published by Llewellyn,  is one of the most beautifully painted and illustrated tarot decks ever created.  Even if you’re not into “fairies” – this one is worth it just for the artwork

Lucky Hat Box, card of the week 22nd June 2015

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Between a friend of mine celebrating their birthday with the joking exclamation, “this is the luckiest week of the year,” and another sending me an article a few days ago about the happy good luck astrology of June 22nd Jupiter Uranus trine, this week’s card is even more special.

 

When I was a kid I concocted a “lucky happy treasure” box which was an old jewelry box containing trinkets and good luck charms that suggested my idea of prosperity.  I’d stuff it cheap gumball prizes, plastic eggs, crayons and other little treasures inside so that I could open it up and be surprised on a day I wasn’t feeling happy.   Back then my idea of “treasure” was such sophisticated stuff as a wad of monopoly money, a replica of a gold double eagle coin, toy money and a drapery tie made out of glass blobs on a golden cord (I guess I thought they were fancy gems- haha!).   I kept some of these items and today they reside in my green satin money hat-box alongside real coins, stones and lists of charities I contribute to, etc.    Having my lucky hatbox might be just a bit of silly fun, but it helps remind me of fortune, luck and prosperity and how I thought about those themes in more innocent times.

 

Are you ready for a happy, good luck surprise? Maybe you’re going to be positively bowled over this week with miraculous and/or lucky happenings, or maybe you’re heading to a “nothing-can-stop-me” sense of freedom- an abundance that comes in your heart and mind.   Maybe you’re just going to slow down and smell the roses a little bit too. You might even be creating your own grown-up version of a happy treasure box to inspire you when you need to take your mind off worry.   Putting your mind towards prosperity is not a substitution for you doing your work to get where you’re going,  but it can help take your mind off worry and help you be grateful for what you have and can have!

 

Happy lucky  abundance week!

 

About this deck: The Original Angel Cards: Inspirational Messages and Meditations by Kathy Tyler and Joy Drake is a set of 72 playfully illustrated, tiny cards for inspiration, creativity, meditation and more.  It is published by Allegro Corporation.