Welcome to NaBloPoMo November 2012!
For the entire month of November I will focus on The Golden Moth Illumination Deck created by the ever so talented Aijung Kim. This is a wonderfully unique and original oracle deck. It's not a traditional Tarot deck but rather an intuitive oracle deck of simple drawings that will knock your socks off. The deck consists of 75 cards, 7 of which are blank and you are encouraged to draw your own cards.
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November 23, 2012
Star Man (or Woman)
HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY TO YOU!!
That just doesn't sound right no matter how you say it. I've only done one, count em, ONE! black Friday. It was such a horrid experience that I will NEVER EVER do it again! EVER! No amount of money saved makes up for the horror of it all. I stay home. This is the day that I unpack Christmas. I drag out the dusty tree and boxes and boxes and boxes of Christmas ephemera. All while sipping on some hot cocoa and humming to Christmas carols playing softly in the background. Doesn't that sound better? Ok, let me put it this way. You can freeze your butt off, in line, with a bazillion strangers or.....you can scoot around in your jams and slippers, picking at leftovers and making your home all sparkly and pretty for the holidays. It's a no brainer.
But I digress, it's about the cards, the cards remember? And the special card for this special day is...STAR MAN!! This is a very meaningful card for me. At first I called it The Man that Comes From the Moon. But now I think Star Man is better. Shorter at least. It's a card that speaks to me of other worldly knowledge. A message from beyond. A message that comes from the eithers. The sky is filled with an illuminating full moon and bright stars. His head is in the water with more stars. There is illumination. A light in the darkness. Illuminating your thoughts. Be looking for a message, an aha moment where it all lights up and suddenly makes sense.
This day I am relaxing. The hustle of Thanksgiving is over. There are enough leftovers for the family to nibble at as I begin my next home project. CHRISTMAS!! Today the tree will come up. It needs to be dusted, fluffed and then comes the illuminating of the tree. A prelit tree must be checked, aligned and plugged in. Easier said than done, I'm just saying. The tree will stay like this for several days. Bright, shinny, beautifully lit but unadorned of decorations. There is much to do before the delicate ornies will make their way to the tree. The rest of the house is cleaned, dusted and decorated before the tree is decorated. Granddaughter Magoo will annoy me until I finally break down and let her unpack the ornaments and begin the decorations herself. And when she's done, I’ll put the angel on top for her. From this day on, it's all about Christmas. Shiny bright starry season. Ah, a perfect card after all.
Shinny sparkling peaceful wishes to you