February 10, 2017

Diving into Tarot: Coins and Cups

I'm in awe of my Tarot experience today.  I really hope I didn't just "read" what I wanted to hear. I don't think so, because it's not as if it's an easy task.   But everything just unfolded as it should.

I'm a bit stressed these days trying to figure out how to make a good living, or any kind of living doing what I love.  New businesses are always hard to get going, but seeing the future in front of you, and being patient, does take skill.   Not to mention that it feels like more money is going out than coming in.  I've always had a tendency to spend easily, and not save.

So I decided to try a three card spread, of my own.   I meditated on the subject; My creative and financial success - How can I continue doing what I'm doing and be prosperous.  

Then I posed three question, and laid out a card for each questions:

1.  What can I do right now, in my current situation? : 7 of Pentacles
2.  What can I work towards? : Two of Pentacles
3.  How am I doing right now-Really? : Three of Cups

and the wild card being an Oracle Card: Gluttony

My Reading.  

Card ONE:  What can I do right now, in my current situation? 
7 of Pentacles
    This is the time to work hard towards success. I do have potential success coming.  I have goals. And I am close to achieving them. Keep focus on what I want, and believe in it. Keep focused.  I keep hearing this!   Form a long term view.  Put in the time. Rewards come when we don't give up.

Card TWO:  What can I work towards? 
Two of Pentacles
   Better management of money.  Temporary cash flow issues are happening. This card is common for Freelancers!!  Wow.  Money is up and down now.  But if we pay close attention to finances we will manage even on a tight budget.  Work on good balances between work and other pursuits; physical, mental, spiritual well-being.  Balance is Key. Carefully manage my budget, including day -to day expenses.   Spend Less - earn more, to build a solid financial future. 
This is really scary how right on this is for me.  I need this.

Card THREE.  How am I doing right now-Really? 
Three of Cups
    (I just want to start off by saying, I asked this question specifically about me, personally, not financially, and look what I got?  It's eery how right on this is.)
    Abundance!  Celebration!  A toast to what I have and appreciate it all.  Friends, love, family and my budding career. Abundance of emotional healing!  It is a creative time for me!
     Partnered with 7 of Pentacles, it's good to keep focus - plan - don't give up!  A balance between meeting commitments and spending quality time with friends & family.  
     Right now work is harmonious and collaborations are welcome.  Interesting.

The Oracle Card: Gluttony
   Okay. well this is a no brainer.  This is just telling me what I already know. Stop spending, before I'm ready.  Budget, save, prepare.   Life is different now, and I have to adjust to that.  Think. While it's also time to be gluttonous with love, friendships and celebration of all the hard work I've done emotionally, it's not a time to indulge materialistically.  I know that. 


I don't know. I'm a beginner, and tend to doubt I'm reading it right. But this felt very appropriate for me. The cards really did show up in the right place for the right question.  Don't you think?   If you happen to be an experienced Tarot reader, and have any thoughts, or insight, instruction,  please leave a comment for me.  I'd love to hear.

February 8, 2017

What Gives Me Inspiration?

You might have noticed this image below at the bottom of this blog or as the header of my facebook page, but not animated.  It's my Thankful for Family & Friends Inspiration Board.   I do these occationally. I have one next to my desk that is all meditation, yoga, heath, family, etc...  They are great!  Very inspiring.   
But this one was the one I made right before I moved back to New York after living in Germany for 3 1/2 years. I just didn't realize how hard it would be to be so far away from my good friends.  It was very very hard. So this was something that helped.  


Here are some samples of the few I have laying around...

My super spiritual mood board. Motivates me to Mediate, do a bit of yoga, practice Tarot, and just be centered.    I call it the Wild Warrior Mood Board

This one below, is the one I take with me, and look to get my excited about the Gym. Will you look at that woman arm?  And the mother and daughter pic?  uh, I still have time to get in shape to be like the woman who is 60!! She's in better shape than me and her 96 year old Mother!  Let's get this shit done, is what this says to me!!

This I have hanging in my study.  There are some pics of me, only 5 years ago, so I know I can at least get back to that. But this time, I want to be stronger! 

Send me a link to your board?   What' is it that inspires you?

Stay Strong, and believe in yourself!

February 5, 2017

Tarot & Whiskey

I can't believe I started blogging back in 2008/2009.   I used to post a lot, and under different blog names (mommydrinks, mommydrinksalot, mommydrinks abroad, ladywarfield presents....).  My life has changed a lot sense those early posts. They were more focused about fashion, beauty, celebrity, profiles on my talented friends, etc.  At times I still do that, but it has been about 10+ years, so it's good that we grow, change, and find new directions.

This Blog is more about what's going on now- when I do find the time.  It's still just me. So it's really whatever I feel like, at any given time.  Which might include my philosophy, introspection, being a woman gracefully and lovingly journeying into my 50's.

So, it's quite possible, you might want to stop following me... that is if anyone out there still is.   Sometimes the question might come up, why blog?  Well, it's like live journaling.  I never cared if anyone was reading it.   And if so, it's probably just a few of my close friends. But, sometimes I make a connection out there with someone likeminded.   It's a quiet mysterious world in and out there.  But I read other peoples blogs, pages and instagrams eagerly, so maybe someone would like mine.

Truth be told I haven't kept up very well in the past 3 years. I was working on my Travel blog, when I was living in Germany.  When I moved back, I printed it, and shut it down. I just didn't want it living out there.   And then I started ups new career- making hats- and I have a "professional" blog. Well, really it's just apart of the website, that might promote events.

But there is something else I do.  Or have been doing, and slowly it's growing more and more in me, and ready to come out.  I am studying the Tarot.   That's a longer story, and I'm might get to it another time.  But basically, this blog, and the facebook page that really acts with this blog, by sharing other content of similar interests, is about my spiritual journey, being a woman, and just life.   So with that said, there won't really be any fashion here anymore. Not that it isn't all something I love.

If your interested, and have Instagram, by all means follow my little Instagram called Tarot & Whiskey @tarotandwhiskey.  Just remember, this is all beginner level, and only for the open mind.  

 I am but a wild child, a wise woman,
a seeker of light and beauty in all things. 
I am here for the truth.
only spiritual warriors enter

I love to share wisdom from other lovely women.  And this is something I found a bit a go, about our journey onwards.   I hope you enjoy, as I do.  I very much relate to this poem.

I am becoming the woman I've wanted,
grey at the temples,
soft body, delighted,
cracked up by life
with a laugh that's known bitter
but, past it, got better,
knows she's a survivor-
that whatever comes,
she can outlast it.
I am becoming a deep
weathered basket.

I am becoming the woman I've longed for,
the motherly lover
with arms strong and tender,
the growing daughter
who blushes surprises.
I am becoming full moons
and sunrises.

I find her becoming,
this woman I've wanted,
who knows she'll encompass,
who knows she's sufficient,
knows where she's going
and travels with passion.
Who remembers she's precious,
but knows she's not scarce-
who knows she is plenty,
plenty to share.

Author: Jayne Relaford Brown (Finding Her Here)