01/12/2010

Eureka! moment.

Posted in Numerology tagged , , , , , at 06:59 by maggyann

Once again I hit a brick wall in my attempts to complete the next Numerology post for the blog. Don’t get me wrong I know what is to be said and I have a lot of notes compiled it just will not come together.

Now I am a great believer in there being ‘reasons’ for everything. They may not be obvious, they may not even seem valid at the time but the reason will be there and sometimes it simply has to be bowed to. The wise, even the stupid, accept that they have to change paths. Such is life.

I dealt with this problem by spending time ‘googling’ around, reading other people’s blogs, playing a couple of games and generally surfing on that sort of time wasting level we all experience at times. Then suddenly I had a Eureka! moment as a light came on. I had that elusive ‘reason’ for my disinclination to get the post finished.

My attention was caught by a news item, (news – ha! I really do use the term loosely – news to me should be world events, political shenanigans, hero stories and the like). The illuminating snippet was the story of a chap who believes he is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The article then went on to describe Phil Collins‘ belief in having fought at the Alamo and gave a short precis on the famous Bridey Murphy tale from way back when.

I realised as I read that this was why I could not complete the post I had been working on. I was actually skipping an important part of my Numerology ‘timeline’. My earlier post referred to the blueprint which is settled upon long before birth and explained how Astrology comes into play from the moment of birth. The post I was working on (which will come to fruition soon now that I have my route more clearly marked) was a step on from the blueprints to look at the compatibility of numbers and how they interact.

I know now that I should have been expanding on the importance of the ‘beginning before your beginning post’ to help readers to understand the relevance of the birthdate from my take on Numerology. It was never my intention with this blog to simply rattle off accepted meanings, lists of character traits and how to do calculation examples. You could quite easily do some ‘googling’ yourself to get all that sort of information which you will find varies as much as there are words in a dictionary. As in all things a group of people can look at the same thing and come up with a different description.

So no, this blog was set up for me to speak on *my* understanding of these things. It would be wrong of me to push forward my interpretation of this, that and the other but leave gaps in the trail which the reader has to fill from elsewhere. I need to explain *my* views more clearly.

I now intend to go back to the drawing board, back to before the ‘beginning of the beginning’ really, to enlarge upon the ‘before’ period of a lifecycle, then I can go forward with the living of the current life and the lessons Numerology can teach us.

So I shall begin………..well actually I shall spend some time thinking out my next step over a cup of coffee . This post was just to explain myself. Or was it to clear my head? Has it done either? Oh dear, I can feel yet more ‘prevarication’ posts coming on!

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30/11/2010

Runes, yes, no? Dunno yet!

Posted in Runes tagged , at 14:10 by maggyann

For a long time, in an on and off sort of way, I have thought about trying a set of Runes to see how, or even if, I could connect with them. The thing that always makes me uncertain is the knowledge that originally the alphabets which are used on Runes were simply that, alphabets, not a method of divination but for communication. The characters are straight lines, easy to scratch or carve, and were used to leave messages on graves for example. How they got from this to becoming a tool for casting has fascinated me and I have read as much as I could find on the subject from Romans to Vikings and all points along the way.

I still, to be honest, have not decided one way or the other but many people do swear by them so I have decided to experiment a bit before committing myself to the purchase of a set or the more interesting idea of actually creating a unique set from scratch.

I have the notion of actually making a very basic set to start me off and the easiest way to do this is obviously to simply draw out the characters and see how things go. I have decided to make a deck of Runes using some thick card, draw out the characters then laminate them. I know these will be difficult to cast but as there are only twenty four units I am hoping I will find a knack for it. I am even wondering to myself why cast at all, couldn’t they be used in a similar way to a Tarot deck?

The joy of experimentation is in the trial, error and results. So I shall try and report back on what I discover, if anything. Hopefully something more interesting than ‘well that was a waste of time’.

28/11/2010

Tarot versus fortune telling.

Posted in Tarot tagged , , , , at 22:53 by maggyann

There are many methods of ‘fortune telling‘ and many people add tarot cards into that class. I personally do not like to consider Tarot cards as fortune telling tools. I believe they are more honest than that.

A tarot reading is not going to tell you that a tall, dark, handsome stranger will fall at your feet next Tuesday. Well not any tarot reading I have ever done anyway.

When I read my cards I get vibes from them. Yes, each card has a meaning but that is making the whole idea of a spread too rigid. If it were truly a case of laying out the cards in the proscribed way and reeling off their meanings a) anyone could do it and b) it would make little sense.

I can accept that each reader will have their own method and their own relationship with their tarot so really I can only speak for myself. My method is to let the cards open up doors to some other realm for me. They give me indications of the near future and the part of the life path to be trodden in that short time frame. From the other realm I receive illumination to enlarge on what the cards are showing me.

I have received smells, sounds and sometimes quite strange messages which are nothing to do with the cards in front of me. I pass everything on to the questioner as that is the whole point of ‘doing a spread’ – to find information which they can use in the coming weeks and months. Sometimes the results of a reading are totally disassociated from any question the client had in mind.

This can initially be disappointing for the person who has sometimes had to screw up their courage to have a reading in the first place but in a large proportion of cases the reading has, in time, been found to have relevance or should I say the cards have known best. Many times the question in someone’s mind is not the question which needs answering. People do avoid issues even when they look you in the eye and say they are facing up to things as they truly are. Transference of issues from a place where they have no control, or feel themselves to have no control, to an area they feel they can cope with is normal human behaviour.

I tell all my clients that they need to be as honest with themselves as the cards have been. I admit I have not always been immediately accurate in my reading, or justified in my assertions but more often than not the client has been pleased and therefore I have been too. Ultimately as a reader it is not for me to decide what is important and what is not. My job, if you can call it such, is to tell it as it is shown and to help, if I can, the questioner to relate to the information. It would be pointless to do otherwise. I have confidence in my tarot, if not always in myself, so I trust them always and accept that they sometimes can make a reading seem difficult.

To anyone who is planning to have a reading I would say do not expect to ‘have your future told’ but look for the advice you are being given, understand the directions and signposts you are shown and apply them as you see fit. Most of all though be honest with yourself and comfortable in the thought that the cards are not telling you how it *will* be but how it **could** be.

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