Top o' the morning to you, and kiss me I'm Irish... Not really, I am Mohegan Indian and Scottish, got my last name from a German ex husband, about to be married to an Irish boy, so close enough, right?
Today I am using Eowyn's Stroke of Luck Spread, with the gorgeous Deirdre of the Sorrows tarot deck, which is not sorrowful at all. The first card is your next stroke of luck, the second how it will come about. I drew a third one to add some information to the King of Swords.
My next stroke of luck will be the Nine of Cups, the Wish Card! How cool is that? It's validation that exactly what I wish for is exactly what is good for me, and what is going to make me happy. It has long been my theory that God puts the desires on our hearts that reflect His deepest plan for us, and I am all too happy to try to oblige.
So, what would make me most happy? I am with the love of my life, every single day, and my kids are all happy, healthy, working on getting wise. I have a home I love, bright and airy, and a family that makes me glad to be alive. I have a man that's home every night, a best friend that loves me and unequivocally has my back. Those are the main things I have ever wanted.
My deepest desire that is so far unfulfilled is to write. No, I take that back. I already write. It is to write and be published. It's to create beauty, to create emotion, to touch and change the world in ways both tangible and not.
It will come about through the King of Swords and the Ace of Cups- the phrase that comes to mind to describe these cards together is infinite mercy. The King of Swords is powerful and just, and the Ace of Cups is overflowing with love and deep emotion.
The Ace of Cups strikes me as a very good card to temper the colder, more logical side of the King of Swords. It makes a person seem well balanced, seeking the truth, but not placing it above love and kindness.
These cards are from the Deirdre of the Sorrows tarot self published by Deirdre O'Donoghue.
I am not a visual artist. The creators of the decks I use are. I try very hard to give proper credit to the artist when I use an image.
My most oft used deck on this blog is the Deviant Moon Tarot, created by Patrick Valenza and published by U.S. Games Systems, Incorporated. Check out his site to buy some fantastic Deviant Moon stuff, or a deck of your own!
A lovely, but digital only, Rider Waite Smith clone deck is the Aquatic by Andreas Schroter. You are allowed to downlaod and use the images.
They also make me tell you that readings are for entertainment purposes only. I'll tell you on my own that if you change your life based on a few cards something is not right there.
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“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith~
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi~
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” ~Marianne Williamson~
“Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.” ~Kahlil Gibran~
"First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down." ~Ray Bradbury~
“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” ~C.S. Lewis~
"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love." ~Rainer Maria Rilke~