Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays

Each year around this time I write a little holiday message message. This year feels more poignant to me.  The sheer horror of what the community in Sandy Hook has had to endure and will continue to endure in years to come… how their loss is our loss.  It just makes me so sad and heavy inside.
I don’t want to go on a gun rant here.  I know why people want guns. They want to feel safe; to feel that they can protect themselves should need arise.  But it seems very clear to me that the more guns a society has, the less safe the society is as a whole. 
This Christmas I want us to know that there is much we can’t control in this universe, and while guns give the illusion of control, they don’t actually provide it.  I want us to cuddle our loved ones a little closer, laugh and play and read and engage with the people and beloved animals around us, and have a joyous, spiritual holiday…

I will be away for the next 2 weeks.  If you would like a reading with me I am booking for the second week in January.  I look forward to reading for you then…

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What difference does a number make?

I’m Australian, and so 12.12.12 is already done there – which is why I am ambivalent around dates – what is one date here is already over there and has yet to arrive somewhere else.  All we can ever look at is right here, right now.  But memorable numbers have a function – I can say what did you do last December and unless it was your birthday, it might be hard to pull out any real details. 

But if the world gives you a strong number or strong event, you can remember what you were doing in your own life at that time.  I still remember my sister calling me from Australia to tell me that Princess Diana had died, it had been in the late night my time and I was asleep, but it was in the middle of the day in Australia and everyone watched it unfolding in real time. That otherwise random day is etched in my mind. 

So today is a date that people might well remember – what are you going to do to mark the time?  I’m going to write a letter to myself,   that I can reread in later years, to see where I was at, on 12.12.12.  Of course each day is a day you will only see once – so if we give every day that added gravitas, our time will be well spent.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


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Monday, December 3, 2012

I hope the cards are wrong…

One of my regulars who comes and sees me every 5 months or so, bounded in last time, so happy about this new boy that she had met.  I was so glad to see her happy and I wanted it to work, but when I looked at the cards, they were clearly not encouraging: 5 pentacles / 6 swords / 6 cups / 10pentacles.   The cards saw her feeling out in the cold, moving on with sorrow, needing to see things clearly and him having family issues or complications. 

And when she came this time I said, as I always do, don’t tell me anything let me see what the cards say. And the first card was the 10 of swords and I looked at her, and said, it didn’t work with him did it?  I had so hoped the cards would be wrong!  And she laughed at me and replied you know the cards are never wrong…

It turns out that this was a good learning relationship, she set clear boundaries, and she felt good about the breakup.  And we are hopeful for the next relationship (though that 6 of cups keeps popping up.  It’s so important to let go of the rose tinted glasses and see clearly…)  

I always differentiate between what I see and think/want and what the cards say.  If we ever disagree, the cards and I, I always give them more weight…