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The Weekly Round-Up: 4/17/15 Upheaval Edition









On select Fridays, I’ll be posting a few links that are currently rocking my world.

Links that are currently rocking my face off, with a slant on upheaval: and dealing with it when shit goes down (especially the shit you don’t want to go down).

Some are my own, to make me remember times where I had doubts before, and how I got through them (or didn’t).

Paige Z. on clinging onto what works: “Find something — anything — that keeps you from sliding back into the old rut.” She chooses to listen to the LMC Radio Network to keep herself from bad habits. What will YOU use as an anchor to keep yourself from falling back into negative patterns?

Mentorship Wrap-Up: to remember just how far I’ve come, and where I’m going. This is especially poignant for me, as my year-long mentoring of The Midheaven’s Amelia Quint will be drawing to a close in a couple of months. Where did the time go to?

This and this to help me remember that though I can’t read for everyone (and I can’t see everything coming), doesn’t mean I should fall into doubting EVERYTHING.

Reframe your questions into empowering statements: “Can I do this?” to “I can do this,”

My car was totaled, but at least I wasn’t injured. Word maven Alexandra Franzen broke her leg, and still manages to turn her inner critic into a phenomenal post about courage, bravery, and trying after perceived failure.

Tower moments. Little Red Tarot’s Beth Maiden says of them: “I’m very fond of The Tower card. I like it that lightening appears from nowhere and busts everything apart – it’s the perfect antidote to entrenched denial. ‘If you’re not going to deal with this, well, something external will come along and bloody well make you.’” I’m still learning the lessons I need to learn from the most recent upheaval of the car, and some of them have already become apparent… and they were things I weren’t even aware of. Touché, Universe. One of my lessons is what you don’t know sometimes CAN hurt you.

And finally, wisdom from Briana Saussy… because pretending like everything is okay when it isn’t is dangerous. Only when we acknowledge that everything is not okay can we get to the other side where we have a chance of being okay: for real.

What’s floating your boat this week? How do you deal with it when upheaval knocks at your doorstep? Leave a Comment below and share!


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On birthdays, cars, and omniscience

Waiting for my car talismans to have a home again...

Waiting for my car talismans to have a home again…

Wednesday, it was my 34th birthday. But I wasn’t feeling very “birthday-ish”, despite all the loving well-wishes via facebook and twitter and text and social media and phone calls.

Why? Because my beloved car, Samus, was totaled in accident at the end of last month. A fluke accident of someone flying through a solid red light and hitting my little clown car in an intersection as I was making a left turn at the green light.

Thankfully, I am fine physically but unfortunately, my little car had to die for me to live. My little car that I loved and doted on. My little car that I somehow unwittingly used to define a portion of my personality. Now that hole is being keenly felt in the search for a new car. I have been comparing it to first love. You never forget your first love, no matter how many years have passed, or how very in love you are presently. I think it will be the same for me and my car. Continue Reading

The Major Arcana In-Depth: IV The Emperor

This is an article in a series in blog posts…. the “The Major Arcana In-Depth” series! Every few weeks I will be featuring one card of the Major Arcana, from the Fool to the World. Come take a tarot journey with me!

To learn about the Major Arcana overall and the first card in the Major Arcana, The Fool, go here.

To learn about the Magician, go here.

To learn about the High Priestess, go here.

To learn about the Empress, go here.

The Emperor in Control

The Emperor is the ruler, the father figure, the head honcho of the tarot. He is the one that ultimately decides things and sees fit on how to rule. He may be a figurehead, or he may be someone with all the power. The Emperor, on a good day, realizes that he is nothing without loyal subjects, and that it is often the will of the people that keeps him on his throne (dictatorship or not… majority rule is a big factor). He also knows, if he is wise, that though the power may seem to come from him as well as the decisions, he chooses to surround himself with a great staff, cabinet, conglomerate, or round table of associates to bounce his ideas off of. If you are looking for an Emperor figure in mythology and legends, look no further than Arthur of Camelot or other mythical kings. Depending on the deck you use, you may find that those very same kings ARE depicted as the Emperor card for that deck, such as Bran the Blessed in the Llewellyn Tarot based on Welsh mythology.
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