Tarot Post – Three of Swords

Three of Swords (Sorrow)


Three of SwordsThree of Swords (Revised) by G A Rosenberg


I didn’t want to know.
Separation hurts like hell
Still Healing Begins



None that came
and took the hand
of sorrow’s separation
Bleeding heart releases tears
Not only bloody down
the cheek of one’s soul
but burning holes
in the fabric of real
exposing chaos


What can come
spring forth from loins
of chaos manifestation
Lovely monsters coming through
not only ravishing
the whole of being
but with ecstatic
terrible beauty
exhorting night
–G A Rosenberg


The suit of swords represents thought, ideas, plans and conflicts. Threes deal with maturity, accomplishment and transmission of the energy involved. Thought separates one thing from another for the purposes of comparing and contrasting, breaking down and analyzing. What is that energy of separation in its maturity but that of sorrow and loss. When we find separation from those we loved and cherished we feel grief. When we find that we can no longer hold on to things we once innocently believed there is grief as well.  Knowledge replaces faith and we grow wiser but sometimes it hurts. In the long run the separation itself is illusion tho. Every relationship (whether it be with beliefs, places or people) still exists and we still learn from it. They have just moved into the past.


Astrological Correspondence – Saturn in Libra- Saturn is the planet of hard lessons and when in Libra, the focus of the lessons is our relationships and partnerships. When our relationships come under scrutiny, then we notice the flaws and what we need to learn from it becomes apparent. This can often result in learning the lesson and moving on or learning the lesson and rebuilding the relationship using what we have learned.


I Ching Correspondence – 33) Tun – Retreat

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The Trigram of the Heavens is over the Trigram of the Mountain  – When you don’t feel like you can interact in a fair way, then there may come a time of retreat or separation from that with which you are engaging. This is necessary in order to preserve your energies and marshall your strength. This does not mean running away as much as retreating from an overwhelming situation.

When the three of swords comes up in a reading, it often means separating from something or someone the querent has loved and the ensuing grief that that provides. Heartache.  It may counsel some time needed to reflect and heal.

When the three of swords comes out reversed in a reading, it may mean a clinging to old hurts and separations and an inability to move on and put them in the past. It can show someone who has not yet accepted the ‘gift’ of insight the separation gives.

Quote of the Day – January 31 2013

“I now see how gifts like courage, compassion, and connection only work when they are exercised. Every day.”
― Brene Brown


flowing through
into me, into you
checking in
playing in unity


playing solo
feeling solo
where are you?
lonely, not really feeling
see the ceiling
that’s the floor


Snapping out
realizing my part
plugging in my heart
here we are
peace, watching the weather
emotions together
all will pass

— G A Rosenberg


Today I felt an enormous sense of disconnection all day. Sad, lonely, cut off form those around me. I couldn’t figure out quite what it was but gradually as the day wore on and I started to witness more and more it came clear. Funny, I have written about watching the emotional weather patterns pass through but actually having to practice it? Took some work
Blessings, G


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Propagation by G A Rosenberg


Night FlowerNight Flower by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 30 2013

“No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.”
― Kahlil Gibran

We all reflect the universe in different ways and so become teachers and students to each other. Each one of us can help any other to travel further along their path. Not only in harmony, some people teach us most by being a combination of qualities and opinions we just can’t stand and from experience I know what a good teacher that can be.
Not only do we learn from other people but from anything we encounter. A friend of mine said to me today that “There is nothing that is not GU-RU” and he defined the term GURU as “dispeller of darkness”. I rather like that. We light the way for each other.
Blessings, G

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When He Has An Opening He'll See You
When There is an Opening He Will See You by G A Rosenberg

That's a Moire

That’s a Moire by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Post – Three of Cups

Three of Cups  (Abundance)

G`Three of Cups (revised)


Trinity of friends

Powerful energy flows

Abundance ensues


Friends, knowing each others hearts and minds
We’ve known the hard parts
and have wandered through alone, together
But now is for fun and joy
This moment we have
each other’s company
overflowing, magical acceptance
that carries through


Cups deal with our emotional nature including love, both that as in a relationship between two (and rarely more) people and that of friends and companions. Threes deal with accomplishment, fulfilment and transmission of the energy. In this case the love that has been expressed overflows into a feeling of abundance. So often we think of our lives in terms of scarcity, what is missing and what we may never have. In reality, in this world there is abundance, having that which is needed. Being in the company of those we love, having a good time, we realize this abundance

Astrological Correspondence – Mercury in Cancer – Mercury and Cancer brings a very personal side out of our emotions. We seem in tune with not only what is on the emotional surface of those around us but the undercurrents as well. Mercury in Cancer carries the emotional memory of everything that happens in a relationship but since it is in tune with it, there is not so much the bitterness of the past, but an empathy as well. At times sensitive, these same undercurrents can occasionally throw off Mercury in Cancer and make it overly defensive


I Ching Correspondence – 28) TA Kao – Preponderance of the Great -This hexagram

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This hexagram is comprised of the trigram Joy over that of Wood – There is an implication in it of a beam that is strong and heavy in the middle but weaker on the top and bottom. Now things are great but it is inherently unstable and can ‘crash through’ When we are enjoying ourselves with friends, we are in moments of joy and good times tho eventually our lives and the world come through. We can carry this feeling of enjoyment and the sensitivity to others and our situations  with us as we face whatever day to day crisis may break through.

In a reading, the three of cups can mean a time of enjoying companionship with friends and a time when we feel ourselves in tune with others. This card means quite often that we are allowing ourselves to feel loved and at peace and able to appreciate what comes our way.

Reversed the three of cups can mean that this feeling of camaraderie has disappeared or been blocked. There may be some disappointment or feeling of betrayal by a friend or that trust has been broken

Quote of the Day – January 29 2013

“This is what it is to be human: to see the essential existential futility of all action, all striving—and to act, to strive. This is what it is to be human: to reach forever beyond your grasp. This is what it is to be human: to live forever or die trying. This is what it is to be human: to perpetually ask the unanswerable questions, in the hope that the asking of them will somehow hasten the day when they will be answered. This is what it is to be human: to strive in the face of the certainty of failure.
This is what it is to be human: to persist.”
“For this is what it means to be human: to laugh at what another would call tragedy.”
— Spider and Jeanne Robinson, Stardance


I embrace my humanity and that of others. We’re the damnedest / blessedest creatures. We persist in perversity and we persist in glimmers of hope at the lowest moments. We persist sometimes when there seems to be no hope at all. Such beautiful ugliness in our shadow and sun.  We learn through tragedy as well and persist even then. We have so far to go to reach our potential but with such persistence we actually have a hope of getting there.
Blessings, G


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Encompass by G A Rosenberg
Diamond Star Tango Mandala
Diamond Star Dance by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 28 2013

“Just as anyone who listens to the muse will hear, you can write out of your own intention or out of inspiration. There is such a thing. It comes up and talks. And those who have heard deeply the rhythms and hymns of the gods, can recite those hymns in such a way that the gods will be attracted.”
― Joseph Campbell


So it seems I won’t be talking about heroes tonight as much as what it means to state your intention in such a way that it can be heard by both our internal gods and the universe. Magicians write their intentions out as sigils and burn them thus planting a seed that will be watered by the force of their passion and how close it is in harmony with their inner beings. Others just put it forth in meditation.
I wanted to understand as many viewpoints as possible and wrote it. I built the intention and they came and shared with me their views. I listened and asked questions and came to understand with my heart their mythos and how it connected us. I opened myself and sometimes I saw with a clarity that I never believed I possessed.
I wanted to write and make art where I had very rarely drawn a straight line. I wrote poetry and wanted to illustrate what I wrote. Now three years and a couple of thousand pictures later, I find my art in demand..
Now I set forth an intention for self-honesty and inner harmony. Well, the universe has always been better to me than I ever would have asked. I am grateful.
Blessings, G


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Boat Race
Boat Race by G A Rosenberg


Alien Ink Blot
Alien Ink Blot by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Post – Three of Wands

Three of Wands (Virtue)


Three of WandsThree of Wands (Revised) by G A Rosenberg


Holding tight the flame

We learn to use our power.

Endless creation.


Ready to travel
I can see the road ahead
if not my destination.
I need not journey alone
tho we may not end together
eventually each man’s road diverges
from the rest
to travel now feels right
leaving behind a chapter complete
with little unfinished business
heading towards promise.
Now future facing
I begin.
– G A Rosenberg


Knowledge received
soon to transmit out
I understand now
how to use what I’ve been given
To channel it to others
to the world
even to the universe
I set my sights on the horizon
soon to manifest..
Now the journey can truly begin….
–G A Rosenberg


Wands deal with force, creative, spiritual, and vital. Threes deal with accomplishment, maturity and transmission of the energy involved. Combining these two energies, we have spiritual energy that is ready to transmit and receive . It is an accomplished force that energizes everything surrounding it. Looking at various versions of this card I am reminded of the beginning of Kahlil Gibran’s classic book The Prophet, where a man thought to be spiritually advanced and wise has been living on an island, teaching and inspiring people for a long period and now awaits the ship that will carry him home. Before he leaves he transmits the wisdom that has come into his care to give.
Tho even more this card represents a sending out of energy while staying behind and then a reception of energy. Again the idea of transmission


Astrological Correspondance – Sun in Aries – This energy always involves a moving and a sending forward. It is always moving forward  inspiring other energies to do the same, no matter where in their own situation they may find themselves..


I Ching Correspondance  – 50) Ting – “The Cauldron”
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The Cauldron contains the idea of bringing to someone that which is needed and earned. In some ways its symbolism is reminiscent of the Grail. It contains food for the hungry and joy for those who have made others happy but may now deserve joy of their own. The trigram for Wind / Wood  is under the Trigram for Fire again indicating both transmission and fulfilment.  This is often a very auspicious hexagram to get as it means one has found his life’s path.


In a reading the Three of Wands talks about acting in accordance with nature both personal and in a wider sense. The path is known now all that remains is to follow it. If the person getting the reading is asking about whether a decision of theirs is the correct one in a moral sense, this card would answer with a resounding yes and that the path they are on is the correct one.

When the Three of Wands is reversed, it means that finding the right path and deciding on goals feels unreasonably blocked. That may very well be the keynote for the reversal of the Three of Wands, a blockage of energy.

Quote of the Day – January 27 2013

“We know what we are, but not what we may be.”
― William Shakespeare


Infinite potential to change, Infinite potential to discover. A universe of experiences to perceive. Each day we realize more of who we are, each realization another drop of the infinite. If we are each the image of the infinite  then we embody everything. All we have to do is be willing to change, to become the new and not let ourselves fear what we may be giving up. In the long run, nothing is lost that is needed. After all what is this life but an actor’s dream. When we have played our part, our costumes return to storage,  and we leave the stage. We will perform again and who knows what the stage will be like next time. The adventure continues, always in progress.
Blessings, G


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SSSSalllySsssally by G A Rosenberg


Diving Into ActionDiving Into Action by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Post – Two of Pentacles

Two of Pentacles (Change)


two of PentaclesTarot- Two of Pentacles (Revised) by G A Rosenberg


Balls are in the air

Can the balance be maintained

or will I drop them?


New given way by old
A tale I’ve oft been told
yet how do I proceed?


Surrender to become
Surrender what myself
then who am I to be?


Transitional Being
Balancing the meaning
combining alchemy


I stand in between
change’s doorway I mean
I hold and I balance
— G A Rosenberg


In the tarot  the suit of Pentacles refers to the element of Earth and of practical matters such as work and partnerships of a business nature and of the home. They can also represent nature, the Earth itself. Twos  represent duality, subject and object and relationship between the two. In the case of the two of Pentacles this means balancing between two different aspects of life and changing from one aspect to the other. This change also involves the idea of balance in this case between the old and the new. Other balances are between work and home, spouse and children, friends and work etc. This balance and maintaining it can be tricky as quite often we find one overbalanced at the expense of the other.
When writing of this card before I wrote:


“The other day I was watching a juggler balancing on a unicycle and juggling plates. I could relate for I too juggle on what seems at times an equally unsteady pedestal.

On the one hand my family and practical existence. At a time in my life when I had given up on steadiness, given up on love, I met someone who transformed my existence. Together we became married, we’ve raised kids, bought the house, have too many pets. We’ve worked hard to get to this point and there is always more to do. Joy and Satisfaction is there for the taking…at the right times and places and yet…
This year, my spirit has soared. New avenues to explore. New aspects of godhood to love. I feel freer, more awake and more alive than I have felt before. Creatively, I write, I create art. Ideas and expression flow through me like some kind of divine river that I just wish to surrender and el it carry me off. Teachers, Students and friends are there to join me on the journey. and yet…

The garbage needs to be taken out, The kid needs to be dressed. The dog needs to be walked “Oh by the way, we’re going to the movies today, be ready at two.”
It’s not as if I begrudge my family the time. They are my foundation. Anything I have done has been an outgrowth of their love and support. And yet…

Meditation, , a blog that needs updating., and something new and wonderful to share.
How do I keep my balance without falling off of this thing?


As much as I wish I could say I’ve managed this balancing act  I must confess that the juggling is at least as tricky as it was before. Still perhaps I am learning..


Astrological Correspondence -Jupiter in Capricorn – Jupiter in Capricorn is an interesting study in balance–Jupiter expands in a cheerful optimistic way that looks towards the future. Capricorn moves slowly, carefully and tends to be about learning the lessons from the past. The combination of the two can bring success but only through hard work to methodically balance things out….


I Ching Correspondence- 16) Yü Enthusiasm

I Ching: 16

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Chȇn Thunder over K’un Earth– It is the strong fourth line that pulls all the other weak lines with it by din of its Ashe (personal power, charisma, flow), Movement. Leading people in the direction you want along the path of least resistance. To determine this, the great man or leader has to balance what he needs done with the most likely way the people he leads will flow….


In readings: This card is variously referred to as either change or harmony and it tends to be a dynamic one. Movement is needed to keep the two disks moving. Likewise, when balancing different aspects of our lives and relationships we can’t expect to rest on our laurels, we need to constantly adjust according to feedback in order to keep things harmonious. When the card is upright or positively aspected, things are flowing smoothly
Reversed in readings: The balance is not flowing so smoothly. Either we are not adjusting our balance in accordance with the feedback we are getting or things are moving too quickly for us to do so.