In my deck the pentacles will be mushrooms
Just a fun list of cards that keep coming up for me
-6 of swords
And for several months I kept getting the Death card along with the Tower, which happened as I was losing my religion/academy and also my mind, and it all culminated with getting employment at a nursing home.
I’m excited for The World. The sun is starting to turn around for me. A few months ago I had a short reading with 3 reversed cards. Rx Fortune, Rx Temperance/art, and Rx World. Just a couple days ago, the same 2 cards, wheel of fortune and the world came upright for me, with the emperor in between. Being a symbol of Aries, the emperor affirms my journey of becoming an ungulate with beautiful horns. (true node 1st house aries)
6 of swords is an interesting card and I’ve always been a little perplexed by it because of drastically different definitions according to various traditions. According to RW it connotes travel, mourning, or a time of rest and transition to smoother waters or release of tension… But the Toth deck labels this card as “Science”… One of the readings I’ve come across connects it to a sense of understanding and balance, harmonious teamwork. Objectivity is an obvious interpretation. I personally relate to the impersonal face of the medical healthcare industry. The 6th house is the house of work and service, the house of Virgo (a sign affiliated with caretakers) ruled by Mercury. Some others link it to Aquarius which also connotes human service.
Judgment looks like a scary card but I like Pollack’s version of it and seeing it as evidence of a spiritual shift, complete death of an old way of being/seeing.
If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.
last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks
Get excited, motherfuckers. Without bees, we will die off. Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs. Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.
Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY.
Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.
Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.
GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!
If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.
Give the bees a free home!
Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.
Sources and other helpful links:
Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.
Guys, if all the bees died we’d have FOUR YEARS to live.
what i did recently
Today I thought about my lilith though I’m confused about where it’s actually placed. D said it was in leo which is why I am in love with Leos.
I recently finished a perfect book called “Please Take Care of Mom” by Kyung Soon Shin which is a book I have wanted to exist for a long time and I am happy that it does and I am grateful to remember the feeling of being saved. Saw Von Treir’s terrible recent 2 part movie. It sucked. I am now reading “Americanah” on a kindle and it’s great.
Worked a lot, felt dumb at work because actually, I don’t have acute common sense for real life situations. I thought about how having a lot of “education” in the “humanities” doesn’t mean anything when dealing with bodies and sometimes even basic living.
My cat is attacking a roll of toilet paper. I cut my hair and had a conversation about it at work in which I appeared stupid again. And last wednesday, I told my counselor that I can be my own mom. That seemed important.
I feel grate.
It is the 24th of March, 2014. The sun is in Aries.
now that my love has turned around and I can see his evil face
I have thrown up dogs and cats representing sorrow
when I pick up a book and open it, it is dead
I cannot feel when I read the interior design
of the refined soul
and even the ugly poem is refined
Oliver, what can you do for me as a gingery dream,
the sweetest of white men
can conspire with me and my triangulated support of their supremacy
there is nothing you can do for me
I can no longer write from the soul
because this is my soul now,
the landscape is still fertile and I am in exile
united garbage of the world,
what can I do for me and what can I do for you, savage soul
how do I know the beauty of the world and how can I show yourselves
when you are trapped inside a grand maison
hm hurry yes I stand
I stand for the ones who are lying down I stand
for my asexual thunder
stops time and halts the black gauze carriage
is it different when you step in
the instant cannot flow
the center cannot hold
soft butcher soft femme soft devotional butcher soft pain soft radish soft radical sex
When I take you in the water is frozen but we fall throughout
you are a downtrodden rainbow of abuses and mistakes
and the most gorgeous of reflectors
baby toaster, sparks flying, your body sputters and you set fire to my hair and clothes
slowly the mechanics break
everybody has a heart but I do not
I have an academic wound and a hungry soul
I have a stomach that touches and envelops your rusty client box
you are my coughing divinity
wrapped in hydrochloric acid my coughing heart
I fill in the cracks
at work, one of my favorite residents, a tiny little 90 pound 77 y/o woman, had the following conversation:
Lady: To what do we owe the honor?
Resident: I had to get watched while I dressed this morning. (referring to OT session)
Lady: Did you enjoy getting dressed this morning?
Resident: Yes I did, I tickled myself.
incontinence of the face
had water dreams, one long one included visiting grandparents in their glass fronted apartment which was a converted office space. somehow they had a huge bathroom which extended into a labyrinth of bathtubs and hot-tubs including double-decker bathtubs. later, the building was filled with water, which was a normal thing in the dream, and people rode in the bathtubs or swam/walked through water and stairs underwater to some kind of gathering on the roof in which i did something slightly mortifying though i can’t remember what. there was a festival feeling and i told my mom that dad was allergic to alcohol, so he shouldn’t drink it and that was why he wasn’t enjoying the festival. i had a good time moving in the water and tried to do beyonce things with the stair railings, but if water represents emotion (generally negative) in real life then there was too much of it, and too much water, flooding, pulls things and people apart. there is water everywhere and i am often not in control of it in my day to day life, maybe for the majority of the days. but maybe in my dream, the fact that flooding was normal and festivities occurred in it meant that i can accept this as my life, and that it still is life worth celebrating. i am saying that right now even though it feels uncomfortable to say that because i am drowning.
yesterday, besides crying, i did normal things, considered quitting the writing job because i end up getting paid close to nothing considering the research i have to do to produce the pages numbers i get paid according to. i read a lot about black feminism, asexuality and womanism on gradientlair.com. really want to read these http://www.gradientlair.com/post/26864757127/bell-hooks-books-on-love
what i did today march 3rd
today I cried and did not go to the gym or the post office. I had lunch with my mother after groceries and she talked at me about her theories about why people turned to god, and we didn’t really have a conversation which is usually what happens. I love her but does this love feel so abstract because it seems like we don’t have a connection besides being around each other sometimes? then what is love other than obligation? in the afternoon i cried and made a social appointment even though I probably don’t really have time for it and I don’t even like to drink alcohol. A called me and I said I was sad because I was looking at my future publication which is being edited and it’s all really bad. I need someone to help me fix it but right now I am having a crisis in my relationship to poetry but there is no such thing as therapy for creative blocks and anyway it’s probably related to a larger sense of confusion. So A, who doesn’t really understand me but checks on me all the time said, “you don’t have to be sad about that because you can just go back and re-do it.” And then that was that and since he has no interest in what I do, we move on. Earlier in the day I wanted to tell him I loved him but it is the kind of love that is similar to my mom love because we can’t really talk to each other. Not in the way that I have been “educated” to talk like. But we are fond and caring of each other. There are so many different ways of relating to people that are easy to forget or to never experience because we tend to associate with people who are like us. It’s easier that way. I read tumblr and articles about racism. And then I cry because I don’t know what I’m doing with my first assignment at my new “job.” I talk to D and cry and put a pizza in the oven and now I’m going to see a friend whom I haven’t seen in a long time which is exciting. There. That was what I did today. I am a human being.
White History Month Giveaway!
To celebrate White History Month…a giveaway of some excellent white history-related books, a Kindle, and Amazon gift card.
- $75 Amazon gift card
- Amazon Kindle
- Redress for Historical Injustices in the United States
- Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society
You must be:
- 18+ and in the U.S. (trying to adhere to tumblr giveaway rules as much as possible)
- comfortable sharing your address
You can like the post for an extra entry, and winners will be picked using a random picker at the end of March.