Tuesday, January 26, 2010

AND IN QUICK SUCCESSION, ANOTHER FOUND TAROT CARD

It never rains but it pours ... literally. The brief break from a week of rain storms here in usually sunny South Central California is over. More rain, for which we can ultimately be grateful (especially if there aren't any mudslides from wildfire ravaged mountainsides). This time my mood is matching it, drop for drop. But that's mostly because we have a full moon coming on Saturday and I get wonky under waxing gibbous moons. Anyway, on to the new Found Tarot card...

I went around back to one of the gardens here on our grounds to try to capture some of the last clinging red fall leaves on a tree. And, as always, got caught up in everything around as well. I'd cropped the image below several different times trying to get it "right" when it hit me: The Two of Pentacles. (More accurately, The Two of Disks, as I was seeing its resemblance to that card in The Thoth Tarot.)



That second pentacle/disk on the bottom is a bit squished but that about fits how I'm feeling today. :-) Seriously however, I'm not surprised this card about change would present in my life just now. I've begun a major change. Or rather am clearly seeing the need for it. Hm, maybe that's the same thing because until we see the need clearly nothing can change. It's also a very timely reminder that the only stability is change. Even these succulents represent that principal. They weren't this big (at least a foot across) or lush even a few days ago. That week of rains has left an explosion of greenery and wildflowers behind it everywhere.

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‘til next time, keep riding the winds of change and enjoying The Tarot,





[aka: Patricia Kelly]
****If you wish to copy or use any of my writing, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)**** SEE ALSO: Roswila’s Dream & Poetry Realm for Tarot poetry; Roswila’s Taiga Tarot for taiga (illustrated tanka); and Yahoo DREAMJIN: Group for Dreamku – Haiku-Like Dream Poems.****

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Friday, January 22, 2010

TWO NEW FOUND TAROT CARDS

This first new Found Tarot card (as was the second, as well) was taken looking out from behind the front gate of the retirement community I live in. It's been difficult to get the true color on those bars; they are really almost black. (Have yet to find the time to read up on color in digital photography and I do need to; it's a challenge at times. In the case of these bars I think it has to do with them being a slightly reflective surface, even though I was not using a flash.)

I've been seeing the Wands suit a lot in the various photos I've been taking from behind this gate. I've posted two previous Two of Wands here (not taken from behind this gate), but the below image may be best so far:



Here's another I took today that could also be a Two of Wands, and the bars are their actual color:



And here's one that might be good for the Ten of Wands:



Interesting that I'd be dealing with two cards that speak to being contained in some way. In the Rider/Waite/Smith images -- one behind the ramparts of a castle, the other behind a burden. I'm learning to adjust my life's scope as I age and at times it does feel like imprisonment or at least unwelcome containment. That's why digital photography is such a boon for me. Once I start taking photos I enter another brain state, another world all together. One that is endlessly spacious and just keeps leading me onto further vistas like those the figure on the Rider/Waite/Smith Two of Wands is viewing.

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‘til next time, keep acknowledging the spaciousness of inner/creative life and enjoying The Tarot,





[aka: Patricia Kelly]
****If you wish to copy or use any of my writing, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”)**** SEE ALSO: Roswila’s Dream & Poetry Realm for Tarot poetry; Roswila’s Taiga Tarot for taiga (illustrated tanka); and Yahoo DREAMJIN: Group for Dreamku – Haiku-Like Dream Poems.****

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