Saturday, May 29, 2010

Let It Rain

While watching the movie Patch Adams the other day, I was reminded how much I really love this song from Eric Clapton. :)

Let It Rain

The rain is falling through the mist of sorrow that surrounded me.
The sun could never thaw away the bliss that laid around me.

Let it rain, let it rain,
Let your love rain down on me.
Let it rain, let it rain,
Let it rain, rain, rain.

Her life was like a desert flower burning in the sun.
Until I found the way to love, it's harder said than done.


Now I know the secret; there is nothing that I lack.
If I give my love to you, you'll surely give it back.


Motherpeace Tarot

I ordered the Motherpeace Tarot a few days ago, and it arrived in the mail today. It's also my daughter's eighteenth birthday today, so I delighted in the coincidental timing of it's arrival. :) It's small size and round shape make it a delight to shuffle, and I love how there is an additional depth to the meanings of the cards depending on if they face left or right (they spin as you shuffle them). A very intuitive deck with primitive style illustrations that (to me) conjure up immediate impressions, without deep thought as to the traditional meanings of the cards.

As I was shuffling the deck a card in particular caught my eye, and I went back through the deck to find it. My first thought was that it was the World card, but alas it was actually Judgment.What a lovely card. The Egyptian ankh with a rainbow ray shining forth from it's heart onto the Earth. In the book that came with the deck, the description of this card is as follows:

"XX Judgment: The Goddess is the Egyptian ankh or life force pouring rainbow light from her heart. She is the planet Venus who has come to help her sister Earth at a critical time. The Goddess is asking for us humans to bring forth our best work. She accepts all our offerings. With these offerings the world becomes a better place in which to live."

When I found the card and pulled it from the deck, it was in a perfectly upright position. In the book, the meaning of this card in this position is as follows:

"Upright: Judgment is grounded in healing and love. She is connected to the Goddess in a way that goes beyond dogma and systems. She is able to give a lot to others without depleting her energy. There is a big change; a decision is made in the best interest of all."

I really like this deck so far and I'm looking forward to reading the book that came with it, as well as doing a spread. Many thanks to Ms. Eartha Stone for pointing me in it's direction. :D

Friday, May 28, 2010

(My) Desert Rose

They say it blooms once, every thousand years.
With little rain, like drops of tears.

It's color shines with a ruby red.
Alone, it's beauty in a land that's dead.

The heat of the sun could turn the sand into glass.
Still the Rose shines on, like you, my lovely lass.

In a time of uncertainty, your radiance holds bright.
A magical aura, a beautiful sight.

Much like the Rose, you hold your own.
Keeping your cool, in a blazing zone.

So stand there forever, and strike a pose.
My love, my darling, MY DESERT ROSE.


Painting by Sylvia Ji.