I've spent the last 8 or so years studying Tarot. I've spend thousands of dollars on books, cards, time, lessons, etc. It's taught me much about myself, life, synchronicity, mythology, archetypes, and mystery. Unfortunately, nobody offers a degree in Tarot. But if you're interested in learning the Tarot, the best free site is Joan Bunning's http://www.learntarot.com/ She also has reviews of many of the decks available and she has a book out with all of the online lessons in it.
The Suit of Swords:
"The Swords are the suit of intellect, thought and reason. They are concerned with justice, truth and ethical principles. Swords are associated with the element Air. A cloudless sky, open and light-filled, is a symbol of the mental clarity that is the Swords ideal. This suit is also associated with states that lead to disharmony and unhappiness. Our intellect is a valuable asset, but as an agent of ego, it can lead us astray if it is not infused with the wisdom of our Inner Guide." ~From: http://www.learntarot.com/
I'm attempting housework today. I had to stop walking for exercise due to the severe pain in my knees and back. I sent Ray to the movies so I wouldn't holler at him while I clean. He tries, bless his heart, but I've yet to meet the man who can clean as good as a woman. Yes, I'm prejudiced. I'm going now to clean one more thing, like the sink maybe. FYI: The Vodka bottle is a joke. I do not drink. Seriously, Ray found that bottle full in the woods across the street. We poured it out, but I saved the bottle for a craft project. (Sounds good, right? LOL!)
I leave you with a few photos of new flowers/plants my sweet husband gave me for Mother's Day. (Even though, every year, I adamantly say, "I ain't yo Mama!") Oh, we sent Mama a big box of Godiva Truffles which she'd never tasted before. She called me and said, "These are better than sex!!!" (I replied, "Mama, do you even remember sex?" Her reply, "BITE ME"! She's 81 and as sharp as a tack, God love her.
Have a good week, bloggers, and be kind to yourself.
~Marion, in a funky mood....