Set ’em up Jo…

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The theme for this blog hop was set by Joanne Sprott, who prompted…

Give us your take on the influence of the Sun and/or Mercury in the Tarot or your favorite oracle deck…

This amused on several levels… firstly I guess, because… well… I am just so easily amused in general! Secondly… In my Astrological birth chart, I have 5 planets hanging out in Virgo which is ruled by Mercury (I also have a wry smile at the thought of Virgo corresponding to The Hermit… and wander off sideways to wonder if that has anything to do with me often being asked as to whether I’m a very noisy introvert or an extremely antisocial extrovert… )

Thirdly… Last blog hop, I was spinning around with my personality card The Wheel… So Mercury brings to mind my Soul Card – The Magician… and The Sun… well that brings out the 3rd card in my birthcard pairing… My Shadow card is the Sun…

So all these thoughts and a few more I forget whirl around and soon I’m heading away to play with Night Sun Tarot… I lay out my Birth Chart Mandala to see what I can hear…

 Astro Birth Chart Mandala

I say…pssssst…. Merc! What are you talking about?

He hisses back… Merc? Call me Hermes… I’m talking about Psychopomp and Circumstances…

What is that supposed to mean…

The Sun chips in…Take a closer look and see where we shine…

So I pull out all the cards where these two appear and I shuffle them up and ask again…

What are you talking about?

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And this is what I heard…

Sun & 10 of Swords - Sun/Gemini

Sun & 10 of Swords – Sun/Gemini


So… this is what it’s come to… Our glory days coming to an end and here we are… sitting it out somewhere in a bar near the ending of our Universe… We used to be so revered… One by one they turned against us…

Magician & 10 of Pentacles - Mercury/Virgo

Magician & 10 of Pentacles – Mercury/Virgo

I know what you mean man… Time was when they believed in Magic… and now when I levitate… They don’t believe it… they mock and say I just sit on a barstool… Breaking down every little detail… over analysing us to death… Still… I guess the advent of that new religion didn’t help me… and all that stuff about thou shalt not and ‘Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.’ I’m Mercury Man… yet I still get tossed out with the golden calves…

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6 of Chalices – Sun/Scorpio & 3 of Wands – Sun/Aries

Well… bottoms up my friend! Here’s to the past and who knows what the future will bring… Do you think we’ll ever be glorious again…

 

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5 of Pentacles Mercury/Taurus

 

Who knows… all things go around… and speaking of which… I’m getting a bit short on Dinars… Any chance of you getting a round in?

 

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8 of Pentacles – Sun/Virgo

Well… I’d like to mate… though I’ve been advised to save a few quid for a rainy day… 

 

 

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8 of Wands – Mercury/Sagittarius

Rainy day! Don’t make me laugh! You’re the Sun! You make it shine wherever you go… Loosen up… Live a little… Even for immortals, life is too short to have regrets…

 

 

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4 of Pentacles – Sun/Capricorn

Yeah… that’s easy for you to say… you’re used to being foot loose and fancy free and going wherever your whims take you… Some of us have to be solid and stable… some of us have responsibilities, dependants…

 

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3 of Chalices – Mercury/Cancer & 6 of Swords – Mercury/Aquarius

Yeah, yeah, yeah… I’ve heard it all before… I get it! You are the centre of the Universe! Well… if you want to stay in your rut, then that’s all fine and good by me… but yeah… I have wanderlust… And I think I’ve just heard them call ‘Last Orders!’ So… Let’s make it one more for my baby and more for the road…

 

 

 

This way for the Exodus…

I have Alison Coals to the left of me and Arwen Lynch to my right…

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Magician’s Magical Manifestations…

I Magician (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

I Magician
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

I like to hang out with the Magician… ha! or if I’m in crude mood with attitude… rock out with my cock out! 😀

It’s my birthcard or I may even claim it as my birth right…

I know as a small child, I was a willful sprite and I trusted all my wishes would be granted…

I started much mischief and mayhem by starting all my sentences with…

Hey… I’ve got a good idea!

Followed by a gleeful laugh as my sister followed me…

And it was always funny as a child that whenever I wanted or needed money…

It was almost as though it magically fell from the sky…

It would appear in front of me on my path and roll and find it’s way under my foot where I could pin it to pick it up…

In fact pretty much everything I dreamed up appeared around me…

I believed that I had the ear of the universe and that it had my back…

Now over the years… well you grow up and out 😀 and magic is more easily dismissed…

Though every so often I do blow a kiss…

A magical wish to the cosmos…

And if I have more serious matters to fix…

Then I do like that Magician up there and feel for my spell…

I have special words for special magic(ks)…

For when I want a direct line…

And I cannot tell you what I do…

As I have it on very good authority from a soulful soil brother…

That a spell spoken is a spell broken…

So… Instead I’ll tell you a fluffy bunny tale of mirthful magic that amuses me wildly 😀

So… a week or so ago, I found this knocking around the house…

Meet my funny bunny...

Meet my funny bunny…

I said to Mr S… you know what? I think that may come in useful… I’m going to put him over in my useful people corner until I work out why he’s here…

Mr S is used to such ramblings and indulges me with a knowing smile…

So… Saturday just gone, I had a reading gig lined up and I speed read so I like to get my motor and my mojo running before I go…

And I have very many ways of doing this but you don’t want to hear about my Bonnie Tyler impression that I do in front of a big fan so my hair blows wildly like some 80’s rock video… ooops… oh! my secret shame! 😀

Anyway… On Saturday… I spotted Bertie ( you know what, I didn’t actually know his name then, he just told me that he wants accrediting…)

So… I grab him and the hat and I start to laugh… LOUDLY!!!

Mr S says…. woman! what are you up to?

Bwhahahahahahaha!!!

I AM THE MASTER MAGICIAN

MISTRESS OF ALL THE COSMOS

THE UNIVERSE BENDS TO MY COMMAND

ANYTHING I WANT

I PULL IT OUTTA MY ASS

LIKE A WABBIT FWOM A HAT!!!!

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

And I twist and twirl and spin and swirl and merry jig around the room…

And poor old long suffering Mr S says…. why don’t you just f@CK OFF work?!

Bwhahahahah!

POOF! I’M GONE!

some may say in more ways than one…

So… mid-afternoon and half way through my gig and I see something out the corner of my eye…

NO WAY…

notsofluffybunnyMan! These bunnies are getting bigger!!

And if you think that’s impressive…

Well…

You should’ve seen the size of the hat!

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30 Day Divination Picture Challenge… Day 1

As if I need any more excuses to play with a camera…

So… I stumbled across this challenge set by Lisa Frideborg of Seer Pathways…

So… Here we go…

Day 1

Selfie with Magician Soul Card (Tarot in the Land of Mystereum)

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Mystereum Musings on Tarot Maths…

I often wonder in wander and vice versa through Mystereum…

And one of the things that sends me spiraling out in mental fractals is the way the images in the cards move around for me…

And characters will effortlessly slide from one place to another to invent new images for me…

Such as this latest one…

So… I start with these…

And in my mind they combine to this…

The Cosmic Connector...

The Cosmic Connector…

Though, that doesn’t quite do it justice, as In my head My Magician moves… He plays drums, a bit  like Tommy Lee on that Roller coaster 360… but he also rolls around with the two High Priestesses… a bit like this…

So where does my Tarot Maths come in…

Well it seems to me, that in Mystereum… you get a lot of cards…

You start with 78…

Then they start to pair up and that brings another 3003…

Then trios… Sometimes they’re like 3 Musketeers and became all for one!… that brings another… ooooh….. 76076…

And it’s way too late an hour for me to rattle through anymore numbers but I guess you’re spotting the trend…

That’s a lot of bang for your buck!

And also… why no two readings are ever the same… well probably… though statistically… you’ll repeat one eventually… but you’re gonna have to live for a very long time… almost until… ∞

The Golden World of Samuel DM…

Now… I have been accused of this very many times… so… I think  it is fair to say that…

With the gab, I have been gifted 😀

Though every so often, I meet someone who resolutely refuses to succumb to my patter… and that is how I met Sam… I was most determined to talk him out of his size 9 golden wellington boots  that he was wearing, even though they would be  2 sizes too big… I tried to convince him that I would provide a most excellent home for them… But he resisted all my charms!

So… In an attempt to distract him from his work and prolong our chat further… I invited him over for a Speed Read… hoping that he might be persuaded to change his mind about those wellies…

Spead read with Sam

So… our talk turned to Tarot and it would appear that Sam has some interesting times ahead… Take a peep in the corner… you can see that World card there…

XXI The World (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

XXI The World
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

So… just as things were getting interesting… Sam had to get back to work… and I had to watch him walk away and I laughed and called after him ~ Hey! You’re walking in golden boots into a golden future!

But… I wasn’t going to let him escape that easily, so I invited him to send me a question and I would continue his reading on my blog…

Now that’s where I really did shoot myself in the foot… I often read to people who have never had a reading before and they will say – Do I need to ask you a question? Can I ask you any question on anything at all?

And I will say – you don’t have to ask me a question, though if you have one, then ask away… and yes… anything… anything except for sport!

So… yeah! You guessed it Sam sent me a Sports question…

Now, as I said, I’m not the biggest sports fan but I’m lucky in that I have a good team in Mystereum to help me out…

I took a run through my deck to see if it could offer up a strategy for peak performance…

My cards told me that the key to competing at your highest level lies in mental preparation…

Ace of Cups, Page of Wands, Ace of Swords, Magician, Queen of Cups (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

Ace of Cups, Page of Wands, Ace of Swords, Magician, Queen of Cups
(c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

So… my squad offered up  5 points for Sam to focus on…

1. Confidence in your skills

The Ace of Cups says… Trust your ideas Sam! Visualise! Recall all those times you’ve taken first place and raised the winner’s trophy! Repeat after me… I AM NUMBER ONE!

2. Prepare to cope with setbacks

The Page of Wands says… it may well be a cliche… but it still holds true… When the going gets tough the tough get going! Don’t get dismayed if you feel as though things are not moving quick enough… dig deep within your inner reserves to find where your strengths lay… Remember the reasons why you originally chose to take this path… What makes you feel strongly grounded and connected to your goals?

3. Immerse fully into the role of the athlete

The Ace of Swords says… Ha ha!! Cut to the chase my friend! Master steely determination! Know that pressure serves to add to your performance!

4. Focus on execution

The Magician says… Oh.. you wanna talk focus? Hey! You came to the right guy! I’m numero uno when it comes to intense focus! I move with such flow that I appear to defy the very laws of Physics… My secret… I can see all around me without moving my head… I’m firmly fixed on that finishing line and I feel exactly where the competition is… but I don’t miss a beat… POOF! GONE!!

5. Fine polish and commit to a game plan

The Queen of Cups says… Sam my son, it all comes down to visualising and feeling into your emotions… Know that you were born gifted to do this… As the Ace of Cups asks you to recall the past, I ask you to peer into the future… look now to next Summer and the Summers thereafter… Where will you be? See your arms held high as you cross the line… And what is that…that I see? That yellow disk being welcomed into my arms… Could it be a gold medal?

So… even though Sam still won’t give me his golden boots… I still predict a golden future…

And if you’d like to see more of Sam… you can find him here… on facebook… or over at his website…

Go give him a follow… though not in a stalker way! 😀

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