TarotHunter’s Salt Rounds:
- You may find your creative juices depleted if you put off nurturing and cultivating them in favor of making others happy. Stay juicy!!
- Sometimes family obligations and tending to their needs leaves little time for tending to our own. Try to make some time each day dedicated to sharpening your creative saw.
- As the song goes ” you can’t please everyone so you’ve got to please yourself “. Perhaps this isn’t a viable option all the time, but your needs and passions should certainly be given priority once in a while.
Tarot Hunter’s Silver Bullets:
- Always being the giver and nurturer can be exhausting and deplete your resources. Asking for and receiving help and support is not a sign of weakness
- Even those who seem to be poor in material resources can still offer succor and aide. Your value to a charitable institution is not solely defined by financial status.
- Sometimes accessing the resources to which you are entitled can be tricky. Seek assistance from someone who is familiar with the system and can provide insights and guidance.
TarotHunter’s Silver Bullets:
- Choices in life are what make us who we are. If you wish to be a smart, independent, practical, nurturing person then choose paths that reinforce & support these traits.
- If a loved one tries to coerce you into decisions or a lifestyle that undermines your integrity and autonomy, use that sword and cut him/her loose.
- The world does not always embrace smart, quick-witted, independent-minded people. If that is the kind of person you wish to be, prepare yourself for some solitary moments. Remember that it’s always your choice to remain true to yourself. You may not like all the consequences of that choice but you also have the freedom to change your path at any time.
Flirty and charming
She warms your heart and body
Her smile hides her depths
Let my hands comfort
Sink into my soothing nest
Nurturing and warm
Let me heal your heart
Nurture & comfort your soul
Renew joy & love
Brazen charming flirt
Brash color in a grey world
Come, let me soothe you
Let my harp bring joy and peace
My cup cleanse your heart
A few weeks ago while chatting with someone about the low self-esteem of a family member I was struck by a thought – the way we dress, carry ourselves and interact with others shows the Universe how to treat us. If we slump, wear ill-fitting or worn clothing and try to act invisible we are telling others we are not worthy of their time. This can often result in others ignoring us or treating us with thoughtless cruelty. As shallow as it may sound, we judge books by their covers all the time and a book that has a torn and frayed cover and yellowed pages sends a very different impression than one with crisp, clean pages and a new cover.
This makes me consider how I present myself to others. My style of dress is decidedly casual. I find that when I try for more dramatic or flowy pieces I feel as though I’m wearing a costume. I gave up wearing certain colors (black, grey, navy and classic red) a long time ago for a variety of reasons. One of the primary ones is that I realized that these colors have become de rigeur for those who try to proclaim themselves as chic Manhattanites, as a native New Yorker I decided that I don’t need to wear certain colors to prove my bona fides. If my personality doesn’t prove my birthplace then nothing will.
I also have a bit of a swagger when I walk. I have patterned my walk on my father’s. I didn’t realize this until my husband pointed it out to me. When I thought about it I realized that I was trying to project an image of a tough customer – someone not worth treating as prey. When I was younger I was raped and afterwards I tried to make myself invisible, unnoticeable. That just seemed to make things worse. It was as if I had put a sign on my back saying “easy mark”. I drew all sorts of inappropriate and even frightening attention. Once I decided to carry myself as though I was a 6’2″ bruiser (my father was a large, imposing man) I found that this behavior dramatically decreased. Despite working in some rather sketchy areas as part of my job, I was never threatened or harmed. I unconsciously seem to have tapped into creating a glamour – I sent out energy that gave predators the message that I was a risky target.
All of this is my rather long way of explaining what I mean about showing the Universe how I will be treated. When I acted as though I was a frightened mouse too afraid of my own shadow I became prey. Once I showed the predators that I might be dangerous, they stayed away. I walked with a brisk pace, appeared alert to my surroundings and make sure I held my purse in a way that would make it difficult to snatch. I also carried pepper spray or something I could use as a defensive measure in case the glamour failed. Perhaps when we are bullied or treated badly it is because we are sending out subtle signals that the bullies of the world pick up. I remember a Simpsons episode in which Lisa discovers that “nerds” send out pheromones that attracts the attention of bullies. Who knows, perhaps this is what happens. Maybe when we lack self-esteem and consider ourselves different and worthless freaks we send out some kind of signal to the bullies of the world. If we start to change our perceptions of ourselves and show it in our dress, behavior and attitude, we will find that the Universe begins to treat us differently too. Channel your inner Queen of Wands! Show the world that you are confident, strong and worth honoring. It certainly can’t hurt to try.