Wednesday, September 20, 2006

In the Stars

Thank you again for all your kind words and encouragement.

To answer a couple questions from yesterday's comments:
I've collected 20 PICS so far. I need to get on a couple people (Hello, Rivers family!?!) to send me theirs and I need to start putting it together!
Dad had a follow up CT a couple weeks back. Everything is shrinking. The tumor in his lung has shrunk by 1/3. It's good news - but I want more, I think we all do.

I have heard that I am not alone in the feeling overwhelmed department. Check out my weekly Tarot reading below, I sometimes think this guy has line directly to my head. His readings are accurate - week after week:

We'll again pull two cards -- the first suggests something we should focus on for the week. The second suggests things we might consider in order to fully benefit from the attributes of the first card.

The cards are:

Two of Pentacles (reversed)

Ace of Pentacles

Note that we have two cards of the same suit. Pentacles usually refer to physical or fiscal matters -- so we'll keep this in mind as we talk about the cards.

The Two of Pentacles refers to complex times. I like to say it's like when the phone rings -- and the doorbell also goes off and the teakettle starts whistling and the dogs see someone in the back yard and start barking and the kids are yelling and ... well, you get the idea. Times when feel you're pulled in many directions -- or you may feel like you're a juggling act and someone keeps adding more and more juggling balls to the mix. You're trying so hard to handle many different conflicting items that something is sure to get short changed. The reversal really amplifies this message -- we should consider matters where we're juggling many related matters while trying to deal with one main issue. Again, the double Pentacles strongly suggest fiscal or physical issues.

UM...I feel like I'm on Candid Camera, that or this guy reads my blog!

The Ace of Pentacles suggests trying a new approach. Sometimes the way to overcome a obstacle is to address and resolve each issue in turn. Sometimes, the best way to overcome an obstacle is to scrap the old approach and begin again, trying a completely new approach. Let's consider if we may have some physical issue -- maybe trying to lose weight, or get blood sugar under control, or simply getting into better physical condition. We may find that we keep coming up with all kinds of reasons why we can't quite address the matter today. Perhaps we're going about things the wrong way -- perhaps we'd be better served by re-evaluating our goal and how we can attain it. A new approach may be more successful.

Same thing with fiscal issues -- outstanding debts, overloaded credit cards, or bummer jobs, for instance. You may feel like you're running in place. No matter how you address the obstacle, next month you're basically in the same position. Again, the Ace of Pentacles suggests considering a new approach may be worthwhile.

Note that sometimes just thinking about creative or new ways to address a situation results in you being better able to resolve the situation in the old way! Maybe seeing different options makes it seem less hopeless -- and it's always easier to operate effectively when you don't feel trapped!

And that's about it this week; I look forward to seeing you again next week. As always, if you're interested in a private reading, please try my sponsors above or my list of readers at . I also welcome your comments at !

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Looks like it's time to try a different approach, after all, it's in the stars.


Suldog said...

Well, My God, you can't ask for much better news than the tumor shrinking, can you? That's so fantastic! Keep the positive thoughts flowing.

KFarmer said...

Wonderful news on your Dad :) Hoo Hoo!

I wonder if I reached out and helped you pick those cards... But does that surprise me? Not one damn bit. We are linked you and I and I could not have asked for or chosen a better bloggy/friend/partner in crime :)

Can't wait to see the pictures either. :)

Sharfa said...

Thanks Sully - you're right.

K - I enthusiastically ditto that sentiment. I'm hoping to work on the poster this weekend - I need to do something creative before my head 'splodes.

KFarmer said...

Hey babe- you okay?