I need balance in my life, and I know that. I need both balance in managing the day to day details, and I need to recognize that gray is a far more common shading than black or white. Vishnu is the Preserver, and so preservation and balance are intricately linked in this card. He is also the lover of Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity, so they are closely attuned as well.
Hypnos, born of Nix, brother of Thanatos, grants a sweeter and shorter respite than his brother, when we are lucky. I often stay up late, seeking to extend the time I get to spend with my husband, reading late into the evening and well into the morning, usually, and when I do sleep I have nightmares as often as not, really vivid ones, really disturbing ones. Balance will likely lead to better sleep, which is the basis for all really good days.
And then the Jade Emperor urges me to clean up and get organized. I have been writing with a vengeance for the past several days, which is good, but I have been doing so at the kitchen table or on my bed because my desk is covered with papers and kid stuff. I don't need cards to tell me that cleaning it up will give me peace of mind.
This is sage advice, straight forward and simple, but like most simple things, maybe not very easy to implement. But we do what we can, when we can, and that is how it goes.
These cards are from the Gods and Titans set by Stacy DeMarco and James Manton, who you can visit here.
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~