Tea Leaf Reading

I have been off grid recently. The move into the new house (which is lovely) doesn’t have any air conditioning, and the heat wave knocked me for a loop for awhile. It’s cooler today so thought I’d post πŸ˜€

Door – Quill – Moon – Unicorn

Very nice!Β  New opportunities await me. Back to basics (?) Changes in my life. Use my intuition to make beneficial changes.

Interesting. To be honest, I’ve gotten SO back to basics, that I’m a freaking modern day pioneer woman! lol can’t get too much more back to basics than making your own cleaning supplies and laundry detergent! Sigh. I know that’s not what the card Quill is referring to, but still…

The Moon card, coming from my tarot training and lenormand training, also has to do with all things psychic or creative, and don’t forget emotions!

I’ve got to say, that I feel it in my bones that a new chapter of my life is getting ready begin, but I have no idea what that might look like right now.

Something just hit me as I looked at these cards, especially the Quill. “Back to basics” : I’ve been getting very strongly that I need to get back to the discipline of meditating daily. When I did in the past, I had incredible experiences and my life was magical. I can’t say that about my life at the moment!

Combining thatΒ  idea with the Moon and Unicorn cards, maybe they really are talking about psychic practices, and that by getting back to the basics of meditating, there will be changes energetically for me.

I know that all sounds ‘woo woo’, but it feels right. Now I’ve just got to stop thinking (literally!) about meditating, and actually DO it! lol

On a more mundane level, maybe by following my intuition, and getting back to creative basics (like writing/drawing etc) that some door will open…(?) I’m not really sure.

At any rate, it’s a good reading πŸ˜€ which I will embrace.

mini update: I have just begun meditating again, and feel better for it. I’ve also taken up a form of meditative doodling called “Zentangle”. (Google the term to discover more). It’s a type of drawing that puts you in a meditative state – it’s very calming and a good stress buster. I’ve committed to doing a few Zentangles each day, and I’m enjoying it. I bring this up, because of the Quill card – getting back to basics and literally the Pen, and the Moon/Unicorn cards of a psychic and creative nature; these 3 cards could definitely refer to the practice of Zentangling! lol go figure!

It’s soothing and addictive πŸ™‚

You can click on the picture to enlarge πŸ™‚

Check out this link to learn more ( http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-zentangle )

Check out this link for lots of patterns ( http://tanglepatterns.com/)

Most recent Tea leaf Card draw –

click on the picture to see the cards better –

It may be Thursday, but I missed my weekly draw this past weekend because of company staying with us. I didn’t want to wait till the weekend soooo….!!

I’m grateful to see the Rainbow as my first card, and the meaning that “the most difficult part of a situation is over”.
When I personally see rainbows, I always feel it’s a gift from Spirit and a good omen.

The following 3 cards describe what the situation has been:

Quill – get back to basics

Hills – Obstacles to overcome

Boot – Increase your efforts if you want to achieve your goals.

My family went through a period of great financial difficulty over the past 3 years. We were forced to sell our house and many of our belongings. It was difficult and heart wrenching, but also a time of obtaining a new perspective on Life and learning the lesson of ‘Enjoy the Journey’ and “Stay Present”.

Past norms went out the window, and living as frugally as we possibly could became the new norm for us. We took a leap of faith and moved across Canada, leaving all our belongings in storage, while we tried to forge a new life. Our things are still in storage 2 years later (!ugh) but our experiences have been rich. I became a modern day gypsy in many ways!

The Universe lined us up with some very interesting people – we found jobs, and are slowly re-building our lives. It’s been very hard, but I’ve really taken to heart about getting back to basics. I’ve since learned how to can foods, dehydrate, etc. and have built a food storage supply. Having gone through my own mini-“depression era” I don’t want to ever find myself without the basics. I’ve learned how to make my own laundry soap for a fraction of the cost of store-bought, and have discovered how wonderful White Vinegar is for cleaning and other uses! I’ve made the most of being frugal, and wouldn’t trade the knowledge. My grandmother and mother would be proud πŸ™‚ ❀

But, how nice it is to see the Rainbow card in front of this situation! The most difficult part is over…. I like that. Now, if only I can get my belongings over to this side of Canada and find a home to put them in!! All in due time….

What’s interesting about this reading to me, is that my Higher Self or my guides wanted me to know that things will improve. This wasn’t a mundane reading about some event or person, but a sweet message of encouragement. That means a lot.

I don’t know why it took me so long to dedicate time to these wonderful cards, but I’m so glad I’ve rediscovered them now. I really like their energy.

Ironically, if I didn’t see any words on these cards, they would still have a special meaning to me. My grandfather always had me sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow” when I was little – lol – always found them of special import.

The Quill for me is writing – (my father was a journalist and was writing his first novel when he died) I have always written stories, songs, poetry…

The Hills remind me of the Hill Country in Texas where my grandfather had the family ranch. I grew up there, riding horses and making pictures out of the clouds πŸ™‚

and the Boot, was our regular attire! but it’s a strong symbol for my Dad.

I’ve been seriously contemplating taking a course on writing a novel – these symbols could be a message from my Dad that that would be a good thing for me to do! (Thanks Dad)

Always remember, there are many ways to combine symbols – what you are drawn to is appropriate for you. There can be more than one level of reading messages in the cards of any deck. Play with them and see what you come up with!