The Long & Winding Road

A flaky journey

Pat Siobhan
23 December
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Working on Losing Weight:

I'm 50+ years old, but that's the mileage, you know. Former den mother to a rock band, mother of two grown kids, a grandmother, six cats, tech job, author of Internet and privacy books, sew, embroider, cook. Read a lot. Play hard.

Motogrrl turned me onto this. It's so cool.

The WeatherPixie

Tarot Cards
major arcana
In a verdant forest carpeted with wildflowers, the Empress, embodiment of all that is female, stands proudly, her pregnant belly representing fertile life-force, her stance declaring the wisdom, power and sexual fire that are her gifts... Grapes and eggs surround her, the sweet lushness of abundant life, and portraits of other queens show her confidence among other women, for they are peers, not rivals... There is gentleness here, but also absolute authority. She blesses, she rules, she loves, she creates, and she sustains all that is in her empire... Let her richness and her love embrace you... Pale or purple, veiled or voluptuous, she who is all pleasure and purple, and drunkenness of the innermost sense, desires you. Put on the wings, and arouse the coiled splendour within you: come unto her! She is the blue-lidded daughter of sunset; she is the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky.
Divinatory Meanings: The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her. This card tells the Querent that if they want their new romance, new career, new business, new creation to grow into all it can be they have to pay attention to it, baby it and be willing to let it take those first steps when it is ready. Most of all, like any pregnant mother or good gardener, they have to be patient. All things need time to gestate and sprout.
Reversed: The Empress can also be the worst aspects of an attentive Mom; she can smother, not know when to let go, be possessive and jealous of those who would take away her "baby." It is important for the Querent to realize that plants can die from over-watering as easily as neglect.
Primal element: The primal elements show the basic underlying reptile brain characteristics of the Querent -- when pushed, these are the instincts that take over. Beware of over-nurturing, and be protective and patient. Remember that when treated properly and infused with the spark of others, your fertility can cause wonders.

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