Life’s Illusions, Tarot Card: The Moon and Help for the overwhelmed

The Moon can create shadows, Life's Illusions
The Moon can create shadows, Life’s Illusions

Here’s some advice when you are feeling overwhelmed with lots to do and potentially stressful change.  Okay.  Truth.  This one’s for me.  Sometimes I think of receiving a flower when I pull a tarot card.  I give myself a flower in some way when I pull a card to ask for insight, advice, guidance–divination!

That’s what it is after all, isn’t it?  We turn our eyes upward and say a little help.  We need a time out.  And when taking one for ourselves, pull an Angel Card or a Tarot Card and open up to wisdom.  Just shuffling the cards helps to calm it all down enough to hit center, right?

If you don’t have a set of cards or runes or some divination tool, you may consider the comfort they can bring.

We’re moving this week.  And most everyone knows what fun that is.  I’d like to know what I need to consider today regarding this move, what advice do the cards have for me as I’m feeling like I need this little time out to seek wisdom.

Oh, the card I drew is THE MOON.  Wow, so believing in illusions and experiencing distortions.  Appearance Emptiness!  Here we go again.  This is good though.  It reminds me of the Buddhist teachings that I’ve been embracing lately about the nature of reality and oh so much more!  I need not go further really.

But I will for others who may need this little help too.  The Moon card reminds us that our anxiety, fear, doubt and apprehensions are shadows; therefore not real.  A good friend of mine quoted Mark Twain to me recently who said, “‘I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.'”

That applies here with this Moon card.

And then there’s Joni Mitchell and Life’s Illusions:  ♫ I’ve looked at life from both sides now. From win and lose and still somehow. It’s life’s illusions I recall. ♫  Recall that song?

Most of the time we live in a security blanket of illusion — our life remains the same day in and out.  Then suddenly there’s a move coming up, a change of location, a change of routine and the security blanket falls away.  That’s what this Moon card represents.

Shadow times, transition times can be maddening but it doesn’t have to be!  The Moon comes but so does the Sun. Change is natural.  The universe supports it!

Sun (FIRE)! Dreams and Schemes and Circus Crowds; It’s Life’s illusions I Recall

2004 Pontiac SunFIRE -- OR SunFLOWER?

Ho, well one never knows@!  Where were we? Here’s a review:  Had a dream the old car caught fire; then weeks later the car develops a stuck fuel injector and starts throwing gas out the tail pipe.  Computer was whacked –again.  Bought a used Saturn to replace it.

The Saturn broke down twice on day one after I handed over the $.  Got a loaner car to drive from them while they fixed it.  Asked Higher Mind, what’s going on? Intuitive response–this will work out in your favor.

And it did…. because without the temporary Saturn mis-purchase, I’d have been without any wheels at all for a week!

And I just realized that the dream that my car was on FIRE may have related back to the car that I eventually got (with the help of one of my daughters) which has FIRE in the name.  I got the Pontiac Sunfire on Friday and ♥ love ♥ love ♥ love it!  It is 5 years newer than the Saturn with half the miles on the odometer and my daughter knows the owner who was going to sell it at year’s end; but, hearing my ‘story’ from my daughter, agreed to sell it now.

Intuition was right–it worked out in my favor.  A bit complicated getting my money back and convincing them to let me drive the loaner the rest of the week since my grandkids were here with me!  But all the complicated knots are untangled.  My old Mercury is going to become an organ donor–a salvage yard picked it up after giving me a little something for it.  The kids helped me say goodbye to the old Mercury as we cleaned it out to turn it over to the salvage guy.

So I’m happy with the SUN-FIRE!  A luminary (Sun) is better than a planet (Mercury or Saturn) any day! 

Well, it just occurred to me that the dream of my car starting on fire could have been the symbolical pre-cursor to the Pontiac SunFIRE’s arrival to my life.

What a feeling of freedom I have now!  My daughter had it checked out before bringing it to me and what money I didn’t have to make the full purchase, she loaned me and I will pay her back as I can!  Psssst!  if you know anyone who wants a reading and all that!  LOL  I need to get busy to pay for it now.

It was a great week with the kids despite the car issues and with the help of, I had a lot planned with crafts and games and “minute to win it” contests!  We hit Micky-D’s (McDonald’s) while we were out (a treat for all of us) and enjoyed some creamy smoothie drinks!

That’s it for now.  I’m back and hope to blog regularly again.  Hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer…  here’s anther photo of the SUNfire which half the time I absent-mindedly and mistakenly refer to as the  SunFLOWER.

Both Sides Now ~ Lyrics

Well something’s lost but something’s gained
they rain and they snow on everyone
I’ve looked at life
I really don’t know love at all
And you leave em laughing when you go
and feather canons everywhere
From both sides now
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds
I’ve looked at life that way
From up and down
I’ve looked at love that way
Don’t give yourself away
I really don’t know life
And still somehow
But now they only block the sun
Rolls and flows of angel hair
Tears and fears and feeling proud
So many things I would’ve done
It’s life’s illusions that I recall
And still somehow
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
I really don’t know life at all
But now its just another show
And they shake their heads and they tell me that I’ve changed
The dizzy dancing way that you feel
I’ve looked at love
But clouds got in my way
I really don’t know love
As every fairytale comes real
It’s loves illusions that i recall
From win and lose
Oh but now old friends they’re acting strange
Moons and jewels and fairy swings
From both sides now
From give and take
And if you can, don’t let them know
I’ve looked at clouds that way
To say I love you right out loud
I really don’t know life at all
and ice-cream castles in the air
In living every day
But still somehow, it’s cloud illusions i recall
It’s life’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all

PS – my gosh this car flies — REALLY GOES FAST!  And when I pull out from someplace into traffic, it leaps for joy and I with it!   Sometimes it feels like if I push just a bit more on the pedal it will take off like an airplane above the trees!  I haven’t had a car with air conditioning and radio for 15 years–what a treat!  Great sound system!  This whole area looks different now as I drive around listening to my Michael Jackson CD in my new used car!  So grateful! Thank you!