Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tarot Project: Card #1: The Magician

Someone else's interpretation: At #1, the Magician is the male power of creation, creation by willpower and desire. In that ancient sense, it is the ability to make things just-so by speaking them aloud ("And God said 'Let there be Light!' and there was Light"). Reflecting this is the fact that the Magician is represented by Mercury. He represents the gift of tongues, a smooth talker, a salesman. Also clever with the sleight of hand (Mercury *was* the god of thieves!) and a medicine man - either a real doctor or someone trying to sell you snake oil. The 4 suits laid out before him remind us of the 4 aces, which in the Tarot symbolize the raw, undeveloped, undirected power of each suit. When the Magician appears, he reveals these to you. The reader might well interpret this card as telling the querent that they will be given a vision, an idea, a magical, mental image of whatever it is they most want: the solution to a problem, an ambitious career, a love life, a job

My interpretation: The Magician is the card of giving an idea a form through words. It is the card of taking the new beginning shown by the Fool, and giving it a form and the beginnings of a purpose.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tarot Project. Card 0: The Fool

An interpretation found elsewhere: At #0, the Fool is the card of infinite possibilities. The bag on the staff indicates that he has all he needs to do or be anything he wants, he has only to stop and unpack. He is on his way to a brand new beginning. But the card carries a little bark of warning as well. Stop daydreaming and fantasizing and watch your step, lest you fall and end up looking the fool.

My interpretation: This is a card of new beginnings. The seeker has unlimited potential and the power to shape their destiny, but also needs to be aware of their surroundings, both physical and situational.

Monday, January 23, 2012

An Open Letter

Dear people on a certain friends list...
Yeah, I might have more luxuries than y'all did when you were my age, but y'all don't have nearly the amount of stupid problems I have. Y'all don't have a stupid fear of speaking your minds at the perceived risk of losing dear friends for doing so. You don't get made to feel like you're just being a stupid, whiney brat on a regular basis. What makes this all the harder for me is that I can't bring myself to talk to you over private message, because I am terrified that you will decide that I'm being a royal bitch and not worth your time.

I know I shouldn't feel that way, but years of having to walk on eggshells around people all the fucking time have taken a toll on me. I only have... maybe two or three people who I don't feel like I have to put on airs around. I wish it was more than that, and that y'all could be on that list. I really do. I enjoy talking to all of you, but I hate that I'm so scared of pissing all of you off. You deserve so much more than that from me. I do respect you. I'm just scared to death of speaking my mind about how I feel, because of past comments. I can't bring myself to tell some of you that I don't like it when you tell me how 'good' I have it.

Wondering why I even bother some days,

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Galaxiki system

Internet stuff.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

50 Posts and A Review

Wow, 50 posts.... I know I prolly should have reached this back in 2011, but oh well.... 2012 started with me getting a kiss from a very lovely lady, aka Angel Shinigami, at midnight. Totally worth being crowded in like sardines at a nightclub we went to for the NYE event.

This year, I have resolved to continue working on improving myself, blogging more, trying new things (I make that resolution every year, and so far, it's one of the few I've always kept.), and to work on replacing bad habits with healthier ones.

Anyhoo.... The first review of the year is.... Teavana's "My Morning Mate" tea! In keeping with my "Try new things!" resolution.... I got two ounces of this tea at the Teavana store in Westroads Mall, in Omaha, Nebraska.

This tea is a fragrant, almost chocolaty-smelling concoction. There are flowers in it and what almost looks like dried berries.... I think it smells really nice. It's a basic mate, which is why I chose it as a starting point.

I heated water in a bigger mug and brewed the tea in said mug, before pouring it into a teacup. In the cup, it's a golden brown liquid, and smells just as good as it does in the tin, though I would advise adding sugar or honey, as it doesn't taste as pretty as it smells without some sweetness. And look, you can see the inner rim of my favorite teacup!

The tea itself is almost chocolaty tasting, with an almost vanilla note, and some kind of spice. I'm not quite sure what all goes into making a mate blend, but whatever it is, it's quite good.

And now, a shot of the outside of my favorite teacup. Granted, it's my ONLY teacup at this point, and it was given to me in a gift exchange on a Steampunk forum that I frequent... It originally held a candle. I don't brew my tea in it, since I don't own a proper kettle, instead heating water in a coffee mug in the microwave. Because my mug has silver paint, I can't put it in the microwave, but that's alright.

Overall, "My Morning Mate" is flavorful, smells pleasant, and would be a wonderful way to start each morning. It gets:

Thumbs up! The Den Seal of Approval!