Archive for June, 2014

Shadowscapes Insight ~ June 30

Shadowscapes Tarot - The High Priestess by Stephani Pui-Mun Law

Shadowscapes Tarot – The High Priestess by Stephani Pui-Mun Law

Shadowscapes Insight ~ June 30
The High Priestess

The High Priestess opens herself to the sky.  She basks in the radiance of the stars.

The keywords invoked in this card are wisdom, learning, knowledge, intuition, purity + virtue.

The High Priestess holds the seeds to life, light and darkness.  In her hand rests a pomegranate, her hair flares like the sun.  Her scarf reveals her connection to the moon.

She carries the keys to the universe within and is guided by the wisdom of the owl.  She is the embodiment of the Goddess + the balance of life.

This is an amazingly beautiful card filled with so much imagery it would take me hours to sift through all of it.  In the message of this card I see the path laid before me.  I will be mindful of my journey + temper myself with compassion with all my dealings and interactions today.  It is Monday so that is manic enough but combine that with end of month and it is a recipe for a seemingly neverending amount of work to be done.

It is with perfect love + perfect trust I move today.  I will achieve balance and allow my spirit to radiate to all whom I encounter.

Posted on 30 June '14 by , under Spirituality, Tarot. 2 Comments.

Shadowscapes Insight ~ June 27, 2014

Five of Swords - Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Five of Swords – Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Shadowscapes Insight – Friday – New Moon June 27, 2014
Five of Swords

The night fades.  The rising sun pierces the sky with blood tinged rays of dawn + the air is shattered by the cry of the battle horn.

The traditional meaning of this card is that of self-service, discord and conflict of interest.  The choices arrayed make it easy to profit and look to one’s own concerns as it feels as if the world is against you.

When I look at this card I see a warrior who has been fighting their shadow.  The shadow begins to consume the light of the warrior and he is left of two  minds.  Ever warring within.

The shadow must not be forced into the light nor must the light be forced into shadow.  A balance must be drawn.  If you look at the number of this card – 5 you see a synchronous energy.  One blade for each of the elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit).  This indicates balance enters soon and that it is hard won but you must be vigilant with your work in balance as the battle with the self and shadow self, never truly ends.

Posted on 27 June '14 by , under Spirituality, Tarot. No Comments.

Shadowscapes Insight ~ June 26

Queen of Swords - Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Queen of Swords – Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

~The Queen of Swords~
Using a sharp crescent bladed sword, truth is revealed.

The imagery of this card is amazing. Like all shadowscapes cards the colors of vibrant, soft and ethereal. Erupting from the Queen’s hand are butterflies, they are the symbols of transformation. Wherever they flutter kindred spirits who seek transcendence and transformation are found.

Wisdom of the Queen knows no boundaries as she sees into the heart and spirit of life seeking the light. She lives in uncompromising balance and evolves through the challenges of life with clarity, heart and faces the shadows seen in her mirror.

Interesting that this is my card for today as I am evolving spiritually and emotionally yet again. I am seeking to find balance with my shadow so that the radiance of spirit shines through.

I am on the right path most definitely.

Posted on 26 June '14 by , under Life, Spirituality, Tarot. 2 Comments.

Back to life, back to reality.

Hann's Park Feb. 2013.  Good morning Sunshine!

Hann’s Park Feb. 2013. Good morning Sunshine!

I had wanted to start my re-entry into blogging with something positive and uplifting.  I am not sure this qualifies but it is relevant and what is happening right now.

Last weekend I went to Mare Island to participate in The Color Vibe 5K.  This is the second time I have done this particular 5K though it was in a different location this year.  The group I was to be walking with dwindled from 6 to 3 as folks dropped out for one reason or another.  I was mentally prepared for this.  Physically I would have been fine if not for the Sciatic attack the day previous that was still bugging me that morning.  I hoped with lots of stretching I would be ok.  It was not to be the case.  At approximately the 2nd of the 3.1 miles of the walk/run I had to stop.  I had been compensating to relieve pressure from my right side to my left and my knee had enough of that. I was, to say the least, disappointed.

I felt defeated and like I had failed.  I have been carrying this around since Saturday and today is Thursday.  At no point have I stopped walking in the time since.  Yes I have been kind to my body so that I could recover but I have continued forcing myself up and about to get through the physical pains and strains.  I have not; however, always been kind to myself emotionally in the last week.  I have decided that under no circumstances can this defeating self-talk continue.

It started with the words from Jennifer that were to me to be kind to myself and to walk that talk.  Change the negative to positive.  It continued with Lorien saying “fuck em” to anyone who decided to be cruel to me and let it roll off my back.  I am resolved to make this happen.  For the next 30 days.  Everyday I will say nice things to myself.  At the end of 30 days, I will feel differently.  I will have made my new habits and will walk my way from the dark.  Once again I will live in the light and joy of my life.  Hello Sunshine, it’s nice to see you again.

Posted on 26 June '14 by , under Affirmations, Community, Dark Night, Growth, Life, Looks, Spirituality. No Comments.