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Daily Draw – August, 29

Last night I got an amazing night of sleep and I’m ready for my Wednesday.  It looks like I got that rest just in time!

Magical Path – 5 of Stones, Endurance – My string of Major Arcana draws to a close and it looks like a day that might be taxing.  “Maintaining a resilient mind and retaining a sense of humor are most important to our health, along with the knowledge that the sun will rise on another day filled with opportunities.”  This was an interesting draw because I actually drew a different card but even as I drew the card it felt “wrong” even before I looked at it.  So, I drew another right next to it that felt better.  I’m going to wait and see how things go today and if it actually DID apply then I’ll post it up in the Update section.  Let’s just say that the Endurance card was a milder and more instructive card than the one I received…

Physical Day – Details, Details – I’m not sure if I’m happy to see this card or not.  I’ve received this card a few times for the Earth Readings on my Youtube channel.  It’s similar to a  Faeries Oracle card which I actually do like so perhaps I’ll go with that meaning.  My intuition tells me that this, in particular, applies to my day at work today.  More on that depending on how the day goes!



Daily Draw – August 28

Didn’t get this post up yesterday due to, well, you’ll see.

Today was a double draw.  What’s a double draw?  A double draw is when I’m shuffling and two cards pop out instead of one and fall face up.  This is what happened not once but with both decks.  So, I received four cards today instead of two!

Magical Path – The Stag and the World Tree – Two Major Arcana cards today and this will make four in a row.  This tells me that there is A LOT of high end work being done this week.  Today it focuses on the Stag which is the deck’s Justice card and the World.  These cards tell me that overall, today, things are going to go well but that I need to keep my internal focus shifted towards Universal Law, Karma and how it might play out on a larger world scale.  An internal shift that is focused on a larger world view.  Yeah, that should be easy-peasy, right?

Physical Day – Goblins and Movement – The Goblins return for a second appearance this week but also Movement begins to occur.  Not too worried about the Goblins but it’s good to know I’ve got more than enough ability to deal with them today.  I’m happy to see the Movement card as I’ve been in a bit of a Hanged Man status over one particular aspect of my physical life.  I’m hoping that this card speaks to a shift away from waiting and stasis.

Together, I’d say these cards mark a pretty large day filled with all sorts of ups and downs.  I’ve got a feeling that after today, I’m going to be pretty exhausted.



Update — Yep.  Absolutely exhausted.  I’m doing this post a bit late because I ended up sleeping a little more than 10 hours last night.  Yesterday was extremely taxing.  The goblins did, in fact, rear their heads at my workplace but I fought them back fairly well.  They returned again once I got home but again, I fended them off.  The Movement did occur but it was a way I was not quite expecting.  (Isn’t that always the case?)

On the Magical side of things, I saw no evidence of the Stag card today.  Actually, it did feel as if my spiritual awareness / presence was focused outside of myself.  That I was simply connected to a larger flow of events and that, today, I was doing alright.  It was a nice counter-balance to the hectic, non-stop physical day I had.

Daily Draw – Aug. 27, 2012

Running late today but have a short respite in the afternoon to get caught up!  Here are the cards from this morning.

Wow.  What a crazy combination!  Strength + Strength!

Magical Path – The Woodward, 11 – Another Major Arcana and this time it’s the Wildwood’s version of Strength.  (FYI – In some decks the eleventh card is Justice.)  In this case of the Strength card we are not talking about the deep courage and calm fortitude of a hunter.  We are not talking about any typical hunter here.  In the 17th and 18th Century, these were called Long Hunters. Men who would disappear into the deep wilds for days, weeks and months at a time in order to bring back sustenance to the settlement or fort.    “The Woodward is a hunter whose prey is the solutions in moments of crisis.”

Physical World – Strength, 44 – Uh.  More Strength.  This card was JUST pulled two days ago.  Strength in the magical and spiritual.  Strength in the physical world.  Whatever it is I need to know that I have more then enough fortitude to deal with it.  I am supported in all ways and from all sides.

Either I’m about to have a real craptastic day or I’m about to have a challenging day that is about to get schooled!


Daily Draw – August 26, 2012

The draw for the day.

Magical Path – Balance, 14 – Another major arcana card and this one speaks of REALLY focusing on the balance between action and inaction, yin and yang, giving and receiving

Physical Path – Listening –  It’s time to really listen to the world around you and to what people are saying.   Listen quietly and refrain from adding your opinion.  Learn from listening.  This is a perfect card for today and I’ll explain more as to why in the update.



Update – The Balance card was spot on today.  All day required a very intricate balance of knowing when to give and take, when to share and when to, well, Listen.  More on that in a second in the physical card.  A lot of things came together for me today and because of this card I was very focused on watching the balance of the energies around me.

Listening.  How perfect.  You see, my wife and I are in an art show together.  We’re working on a collaborative piece that will be on display at the local University art gallery.  It’s a complicated and spiritual piece which involves collecting people’s personal stories and accounts and then creating an audioscape as a backdrop to the piece.  My part within it is that I am the audio engineer and I’m collecting the stories.  Guess what I was slated to do all day today as friends came over to record their stories?  Yeah.  I was listening.  I was the chief Listener to be sure and, more importantly, I was being entrusted with safeguarding these amazing, moving experiences onto a recorded medium.

Daily Draw – August 25, 2012

Here’s the draw for today.

Magical Path

Three of Vessels , Joy – It feels like I’m being rewarded for a few days of some very hard work.  Very happy to see this card here.   An emotional card that says it’s time to relax and REALLY enjoy your magical connections today.

Physical Day

Strength – This is the first time I’ve received this card.  I love the artwork.  It’s not an OBVIOUS Strength card like you would see in other decks.  It doesn’t involve lions or lots of muscles. However, when you look at her pose and what she is carrying the combination simply overflows with Strength and intense, controlled power.  (She also looks like she’s about to bowl with Mother Earth.  If so then you have to wonder what the pins look like!) I like this quote from the book, “When you remember that real strength comes from a combination of your efforts and reliance on a higher power working through you, all is possible.”  This sometimes more easily said then done.  However, with the Three of Vessels in combination with this card, I’d say I’ve got a considerable amount of strength for my day today.  A day to really connect with the powers of the Universe and make some things happen.



Update – Having to go back and get these updates in because my weekend was NUTS.  Both of these cards hit the nails on the head for the day.  Magically this day was a real winner.  I had a great day at work and later with friends.  We gathered, made memories, met some new friends and laughed until the middle of the night.  Perfect!  The Strength card for the physical was spot on because although fun, work was a bit of a onslaught.  However, I had the fortitude to carry me through and on into the evening.  I never wavered once throughout the day.  Perfect!

Daily Draw – August 24, 2012

Even after the experience last night or, perhaps, because of the experience last night it would appear the tests are not quite over for me.

Magical Path – King of Bows, Adder.  This is my personal significator for me these days, the King of Wands.  It’s a marker for me and a reminder that I have everything I need to deal with the day on a magical level.  It’s a way of the deck saying, “It’s up to you now.”  I also like to remember how prominently Snake figured into my early levels of learning dowsing a few years ago whenever I see this card.  So, yeah,  Go forward.  Make. Do. Be.

The Daily Life in the Physical – Goblins, 5  Heads up and test time.  Remember, fears and goblins (and for all you Faeries Oracle fans out there, G. Hobyahs) are opportunities for growth.  Are you going to react or are you going to respond to their presence and what they are doing in your life?

Overall the two cards are telling me that today is full of tests and goblins BUT these are crucial tests because I hit a major achievement last night.  How else can I be sure of what happened last night if I don’t put it to the test?  THAT is what I feel these cards are telling me today.


Update – Today was definitely full of tests.  Now, I’m aware of the “looking too much for it” phenomena which can happen when you do daily draws.  I made sure to mentally scan things as they occurred to make sure I wasn’t reading into things.  With that in mind let me just say that today was FULL of gremlins and goblins!  I’m pretty sure I dealt with all of them in a responsive way instead of a reactive way and at the end of it all I can chalk up today up as a pretty good day.  Lots of lessons learned and, more importantly, integrated.

Daily Draw – August 23, 2012

Running a bit behind this morning.  Very quickly, here is the draw and the info.

Magical/Spirit Card – Six of Vessels, Reunion – Vessels is the suit of emotion and of the heart.  A coming together and reunion of emotional issues.  This could be something from the past coming back for you to review with your present eyes or it could be a reunion with a connection or ability from your past.  Instead of saying keep your eye out, I’ll say, Keep your heart out for a blending and reunion of energies.

Physical Path – Coming to Life, 29 – Interestingly enough this card as well also talks about a return of something long wished for, a dream.  It is slowly returning back but it must not be coaxed or pushed. Much like the solitude card from yesterday, my job is to simply be thankful, reverent and to just show up.

Update to come tonight or tomorrow!


UpdateWelllll, this was a VERY interesting day.  Matter of fact, the update turned into a blog post all it’s own.  If you would like to read it then just follow the link here –> “A Good Walk