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  1. To anyone who follows my moon readings, after today, I won't be back online until Tuesday, so I'll update them then. Until then, enjoy some Godsmack: And some MISSIO And some more P!ATD, because why not? See you Tuesday!
  2. DAY 22 - WANING GIBBOUS THEME: Insights and clarity DECK USED: Vision Quest Tarot 1. Something that I will be able to provide unique insights on - Daughter of Water (Page of Cups) Yeah, I can tell you all about emotions! Especially the raw, unevolved ones that the Daughter of Water/Page of Cups represents. I think the most important lesson I could share is that while pure, unfettered, passionate emotions may be exciting, if you don't temper them with reason, you may be in for trouble. I can't count the number of times my emotions have led me to say foolish things that I couldn't take back. Or when my feelings told me to follow what I believed was my true life path, only to find that it wasn't right for me at all, and in fact ended up making me miserable (I'm thinking about my brief foray into Evangelical Christianity here). There are numerous examples I could give, the point being that uninhibited emotions are powerful things, and you have to learn to control them before they control you. Now, all that being said, what would life be without a little romance? Dream about your crush, fantasize about going off on grand adventures, and look at the world through the eyes of love. If you just make sure you don't drown in your deep well of emotions, embracing a spirit of romance can bring great joy to your life, and can help chase away the blues when you're feeling down. 2. What I currently understand to be true about the greater mysteries - Torment (The Devil) Well. Isn't this an interesting card to get in this position. I guess the first thing I would say is that you can never find enlightenment without sacrificing your innocence, and you must be completely sure you're willing to do so before you embark on a quest to uncover the Greater Mysteries. Once you realize the Truth, your illusions may be shattered, and beliefs that once gave you comfort may be shaken to the core. While this process may ultimately leave you with a liberated mind, if you don't think you can handle the radical change in thinking it involves, then maybe ignorance is bliss. Second, I truly believe that to fully understand anything (including yourself) you have to acknowledge all sides of it, the light and the dark. Many seekers choose to focus solely on the light, but the shadow can reveal just as much, if not more, if you have the courage to gaze into it. Ignoring the darkness won't make it go away, and shining a light on it only makes it recede for a time. Only by entering the darkness can you truly understand its nature and uncover its mysteries. 3. An area of knowledge/understanding that is still eluding me and that I could benefit from exploring more deeply - Father of Water (King of Cups) For all I said about having to control your emotions, I haven't mastered that at all (in my defense, I am a Pisces! ). How to stay calm, cool, and collected when my emotions threaten to sweep me away is something that would greatly benefit me, but unfortunately this knowledge has eluded me so far. Perhaps exploring deeper meditation techniques and other coping strategies is the key. Since Cups represent water, and water represents the unconscious, I think the Father of Water/King of Cups is also saying that the knowledge that would serve me best right now is a deep understanding of myself. What motivates me, why I feel things the way I do, how the circumstances and events in my life helped shape me into the person I am today, and so forth. Self knowledge is the greatest power of all, and will help me move forward with confidence. Finally, I want to learn how to make deeper connections with other people. I would love to have deep, meaningful relationships, but my shyness and awkwardness always get in the way. This Father/King is the master at making connections, so studying him and his methods, along with gaining a better understanding of my emotional issues, will help me in creating the relationships I desire.
  3. DAY 22 - WANING GIBBOUS THEME: Insights and clarity DECK USED: Vision Quest Tarot 1. Something that I will be able to provide unique insights on - Daughter of Water (Page of Cups) Yeah, I can tell you all about emotions! Especially the raw, unevolved ones that the Daughter of Water/Page of Cups represents. I think the most important lesson I could share is that while pure, unfettered, passionate emotions may be exciting, if you don't temper them with reason, you may be in for trouble. I can't count the number of times my emotions have led me to say foolish things that I couldn't take back. Or when my feelings told me to follow what I believed was my true life path, only to find that it wasn't right for me at all, and in fact ended up making me miserable (I'm thinking about my brief foray into Evangelical Christianity here). There are numerous examples I could give, the point being that uninhibited emotions are powerful things, and you have to learn to control them before they control you. Now, all that being said, what would life be without a little romance? Dream about your crush, fantasize about going off on grand adventures, and look at the world through the eyes of love. If you just make sure you don't drown in your deep well of emotions, embracing a spirit of romance can bring great joy to your life, and can help chase away the blues when you're feeling down. 2. What I currently understand to be true about the greater mysteries - Torment (The Devil) Well. Isn't this an interesting card to get in this position. I guess the first thing I would say is that you can never find enlightenment without sacrificing your innocence, and you must be completely sure you're willing to do so before you embark on a quest to uncover the Greater Mysteries. Once you realize the Truth, your illusions may be shattered, and beliefs that once gave you comfort may be shaken to the core. While this process may ultimately leave you with a liberated mind, if you don't think you can handle the radical change in thinking it involves, then maybe ignorance is bliss. Second, I truly believe that to fully understand anything (including yourself) you have to acknowledge all sides of it, the light and the dark. Many seekers choose to focus solely on the light, but the shadow can reveal just as much, if not more, if you have the courage to gaze into it. Ignoring the darkness won't make it go away, and shining a light on it only makes it recede for a time. Only by entering the darkness can you truly understand its nature and uncover its mysteries. 3. An area of knowledge/understanding that is still eluding me and that I could benefit from exploring more deeply - Father of Water (King of Cups) For all I said about having to control your emotions, I haven't mastered that at all (in my defense, I am a Pisces! ). How to stay calm, cool, and collected when my emotions threaten to sweep me away is something that would greatly benefit me, but unfortunately this knowledge has eluded me so far. Perhaps exploring deeper meditation techniques and other coping strategies is the key. Since Cups represent water, and water represents the unconscious, I think the Father of Water/King of Cups is also saying that the knowledge that would serve me best right now is a deep understanding of myself. What motivates me, why I feel things the way I do, how the circumstances and events in my life helped shape me into the person I am today, and so forth. Self knowledge is the greatest power of all, and will help me move forward with confidence. Finally, I want to learn how to make deeper connections with other people. I would love to have deep, meaningful relationships, but my shyness and awkwardness always get in the way. This Father/King is the master at making connections, so studying him and his methods, along with gaining a better understanding of my emotional issues, will help me in creating the relationships I desire.
  4. Hello and welcome Anastasia! It's good to have you here.
  5. That was awesome! Love this one @KaiNO
  6. @Saturn Celeste are you trying to torch Brendon Urie?
  7. I'm supposed to moderating, but I'm wasting time watching Panic! at the Disco videos again. This is another one I'm completely obsessed with:
  8. DAY 21 - WANING GIBBOUS THEME: Blocks and Facades DECK USED: Shapeshifter Tarot 1. A mask that I sometimes hide behind - Strength One of the many masks I put on is that of a brave face, or a stiff upper lip. Sometimes, when I'm feeling hurt or afraid, I'll pretend that I'm okay, and that I've got everything under control, when in reality nothing could be further from the truth. I act like I can handle things on my own, when I should probably be asking for help. I also put this mask on when I'm feeling positive emotions. For example, if I meet someone whom I'd like to be friends with, or I'm starting to have feelings for someone, I'll quickly put on a mask of calm indifference, to try to subjugate my budding desires. Really, I'm afraid to let anyone know how I feel about anything. On the Shapeshifter card, a woman and her child are shifting into bears. I wonder if sometimes I put on a frightening mask, to try to scare people away before they can get too close to me, so I won't get hurt. Which brings me to.... 2. What lies at the core of this mask or facade - 5 of Pentacles Sigh...my insecurities are taking the lead again. The mask of courage I put on stems from my fear of being vulnerable. (interesting that the mask of courage was crafted from fear). When I'm feeling hurt, I don't want to give those who hurt me the satisfaction of seeing me cry. When I'm scared, I'm afraid others will mock me for my cowardice. And when I'm struggling with something, I'm afraid to ask for help for fear I'll be seen as incompetent. Funny, I never consider the positive responses that people might offer, only the negative ones. As I said, I let my insecurities take the spotlight far too often. The mask of indifference was forged from my fear of rejection, and even worse, rejection mixed with ridicule. Like I said, I'm always reluctant to tell anyone how I feel about them (whether romantic or platonic) because I'm afraid of how they'll react (again, I'm always assuming the negative). So I end up isolating myself in my frozen feelings, like the porcupine on the card, flaring my quills to keep everyone at a distance. Hmm...I'm starting to see that my loneliness (which this card is titled) is largely my own fault. 3. The true light that shines behind my shadows (my gorgeous authentic self and what I will experience when I lovingly reintegrate these shadows into my wholeness) - 9 of Pentacles Okay, this card stalking thing is starting to get a little scary - this is the fourth day out of five that I've gotten this card! Anyway (and I'm starting to sound like a broken record, because there are only so many ways that I can interpret this card), my authentic self is a woman who stands strong and proud, no matter what the circumstances, or what anyone may think of her. When I've grown enough to live as the true me, I won't fear other people's opinions, and I'll be able to speak my mind about anything and everything. Should I be mocked, rejected, or looked down upon, it won't matter so much to me anymore, because I'll be secure in my own fabulous self, and content to pass the time in my own company (cough "hermit energy" cough) until someone who understands me and appreciates my uniqueness comes along. What struck me most about this card is that the people on it aren't shapeshifting. They don't need to put on a mask because they're satisfied with who they are. I haven't reached this point yet, but I feel I'm well on my way.
  9. DAY 21 - WANING GIBBOUS THEME: Blocks and Facades DECK USED: Shapeshifter Tarot 1. A mask that I sometimes hide behind - Strength One of the many masks I put on is that of a brave face, or a stiff upper lip. Sometimes, when I'm feeling hurt or afraid, I'll pretend that I'm okay, and that I've got everything under control, when in reality nothing could be further from the truth. I act like I can handle things on my own, when I should probably be asking for help. I also put this mask on when I'm feeling positive emotions. For example, if I meet someone whom I'd like to be friends with, or I'm starting to have feelings for someone, I'll quickly put on a mask of calm indifference, to try to subjugate my budding desires. Really, I'm afraid to let anyone know how I feel about anything. On the Shapeshifter card, a woman and her child are shifting into bears. I wonder if sometimes I put on a frightening mask, to try to scare people away before they can get too close to me, so I won't get hurt. Which brings me to.... 2. What lies at the core of this mask or facade - 5 of Pentacles Sigh...my insecurities are taking the lead again. The mask of courage I put on stems from my fear of being vulnerable. (interesting that the mask of courage was crafted from fear). When I'm feeling hurt, I don't want to give those who hurt me the satisfaction of seeing me cry. When I'm scared, I'm afraid others will mock me for my cowardice. And when I'm struggling with something, I'm afraid to ask for help for fear I'll be seen as incompetent. Funny, I never consider the positive responses that people might offer, only the negative ones. As I said, I let my insecurities take the spotlight far too often. The mask of indifference was forged from my fear of rejection, and even worse, rejection mixed with ridicule. Like I said, I'm always reluctant to tell anyone how I feel about them (whether romantic or platonic) because I'm afraid of how they'll react (again, I'm always assuming the negative). So I end up isolating myself in my frozen feelings, like the porcupine on the card, flaring my quills to keep everyone at a distance. Hmm...I'm starting to see that my loneliness (which this card is titled) is largely my own fault. 3. The true light that shines behind my shadows (my gorgeous authentic self and what I will experience when I lovingly reintegrate these shadows into my wholeness) - 9 of Pentacles Okay, this card stalking thing is starting to get a little scary - this is the fourth day out of five that I've gotten this card! Anyway (and I'm starting to sound like a broken record, because there are only so many ways that I can interpret this card), my authentic self is a woman who stands strong and proud, no matter what the circumstances, or what anyone may think of her. When I've grown enough to live as the true me, I won't fear other people's opinions, and I'll be able to speak my mind about anything and everything. Should I be mocked, rejected, or looked down upon, it won't matter so much to me anymore, because I'll be secure in my own fabulous self, and content to pass the time in my own company (cough "hermit energy" cough) until someone who understands me and appreciates my uniqueness comes along. What struck me most about this card is that the people on it aren't shapeshifting. They don't need to put on a mask because they're satisfied with who they are. I haven't reached this point yet, but I feel I'm well on my way.
  10. You're heartbroken so you mix yourself a few drinks The Hanged Man and 5 of Wands
  11. You got: Spike In a way, you're a hopeless romantic. You might be the best vampire out there. Cool! He was always my favorite.
  12. Answer 7 Questions And We'll Tell You Which "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Character You Are https://www.buzzfeed.com/thehotvirgin/answer-7-questions-to-find-out-who-you-are-from-bt-ce7lu0sf9s
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