Quote of the Day – February 22 2013

“The child intuitively comprehends that although these stories are unreal, they are not untrue …”
― Bruno Bettelheim


Spend enough time on the internet and you hear lots of stories. People share their stories and you begin to gain a sense of mythology. Some of us are the heroes of our tales. Some insist they are the victims. Some tell stories that have no heart because they have lost theirs long ago. If you listen carefully enough, you can gain a sense of the truths behind the stories you hear and which the rationales that are woven to cover our truths out of fear. Of course to do this, we have to face our own truths first not an easy task. Perhaps that’s why children can sense the truth so easily . Most of them have yet to weave falsehoods made out of fear and concerns on how they’ll be perceived.
Blessings, G


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BlessingsBlessings of the Priestess by G A Rosenberg


Spider's Web MandalaSpider’s Web Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Tarot Post – Four of Pentacles

Four of Pentacles (Power)

Four of Pentacles (N)Four of Pentacles (Reimagined) by G A Rosenberg

Holding too tightly
coins slip from an old man’s grasp
order tossed aside.

Power contained not held
not grasped
willing to let it pour forth
and rise up and out at any moment
All comes from this moment
once embedded in matter then
only liberation remains
power when wielded becomes force
Rise up oh serpent mother
through this material form
as green springs up through snow
Let the spirit flow forth
from fractured shell

–G A Rosenberg

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.  Fours express a stability and manifestation of the energy involved. The Four of Pentacles represents a grounding of energy and taking comfort in control of our environment whether it means holding on to a schedule or our possessions. We clothe ourselves in our idea of order. While this can give us some necessary structure if we adhere to rigidly to either what we have or where we have to be, anything that throws it can make us feel insecure and there is always something that can come along and throw off our sense of order, so some flexibility can be a good thing.


Astrological Correspondence: Sun in Capricorn-The Sun in Capricorn energy is known for its ambition and control. It tends to take charge and like a goat feels that only by controlling the situation fully that it can make it to the top of the mountain. It is an energy that achieves but one that can be all too ready to engage and defeat anything that stands between it and its ambitions even if in the long run, that challenge can be a positive thing.


I Ching Correspondence: 2) K’un – The Receptive
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This hexagram comprised of upper and lower trigrams of Earth refers to nature as opposed to space. It works best when it nourishes all and recommends letting go of the reigns of control and yielding at times. Tho it is important to be self-sufficient no one is an island and others are needed in order for our ambitions to be realized and that sometimes it is beneficial to yield control to those who can best help us realize those ambitions. Sometimes letting things happen can be as necessary as making things happen.

When the Four of Pentacles occurs in a reading, it can tell us that we are holding on too tightly to external control structures and possessions rather than grounding ourselves securely within ourselves and our relationship to nature. In other cases, the card can also represent generosity and sharing what one has.

Reversed the card can refer to a breaking down of our lives structure and a need to connect more to our inner selves where the real power lies through meditation or contemplation of nature. It can also refer to a hesitation to help another.

Quote of the Day – February 21 2013

“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti ~


Having a rainbow moment
feeling colours cascading
around a stillness I
have yet to attain
confusion so easy to feel
yet a luxury
for shouldn’t confusion be earned somehow.
Love, I struggle with
Oh its there and I feel it
for the few and for the many
yet in this one area
I become a perfectionist
and I have yet to learn to love perfectly
Fear and anger?
Not so much
yet I frustrate myself
which I’m told grows hair on my palms
Hope? Ambition, Drive? Desire?
Oh I can find those shades in my
box of crayons
yet still leave some colours out
for the rainbow is never quite complete…
tho one day the hues will combine magically
— G A Rosenberg  (a mid-winter’s ramble)


Blessings, G


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Perceiving the Matrix

Accessing the Matrix by G A Rosenberg


Energy FieldEnergy Field by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 20 2013

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
― Rumi


I have a bit of a confession, folks. When it comes to dancing as in at a club or at a wedding I kind of suck. Oh I can figure out the movements and possibly the rhythm but hardly ever do the twain meet. For years this stopped me from even trying to dance. Of course being out of step with those around me has been a fairly common theme in my life. In a similar way I can perceive the rhythms and I can get the steps yet  they are not my steps so when I try to do them it becomes somewhat unnatural.
Sometime in the last few years tho I loosened up quite a bit. I’ve started dancing my own steps to the music in my head and whether or not it suits other’s aesthetics it expresses my own and that’s a good thing. There is something amazing and prayer like in movement and letting yourself go. Likewise, in my life, I have given up trying to fit into anyone else’s definitions except that of my life itself.
Blessings, G


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The DancerReality Alters When the Dance Begins by G A Rosenberg


FractalizeFractualize by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 19 2013

“The cave you fear to enter
holds the treasure you seek.
Fear of the unknown is our greatest fear.
Many of us would enter a tiger’s lair
before we would enter a dark cave.
While caution is a useful instinct, we lose
many opportunities and much of the
adventure of life if we fail to support
the curious explorer within us.”

— Joseph Campbell


Fear tends to show us the areas in which we most need to grow. I remember conversations that I’ve had about how I relate to people and how uncomfortable I became having them. I discovered that I have a fear of being viewed as the bad guy and this was often because I lack the confidence of my convictions and even when something seemed off to me I refused to say it. I have become much better of late at speaking my truth even when I might offend someone I’m speaking to. Getting there meant having to look at it and see how being agreeable rather than honest was a survival trait I grew up with. I know tho that I have still other inner caves I have yet to enter tho am getting more and more into the whole psychic spelunking thing.
What inner caves seen dangerous to you?
Blessings, G


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Country NightCountry Night by G A Rosenberg


HiveHive Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Monday Miscellaneous Mandalas etc

Today while I’m still at work on the next in the tarot series I offer a look in my sketch book so to speak, at pictures that come close to working but don’t quite fit in with my quote of the day entries…


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Green2Green by G A Rosenberg


  Guardians2Guardians of the Blue Lotus by G A Rosenberg


Crystaline Pathways Crystalline Chambers by G A Rosenberg


Escher's Chamber
Escher’s Chamber by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 18 2013

“It wasn’t until I was 37 that I grasped the great truth that you’ve got to write your own books and nobody else’s, and then everything followed from there.”
― William Golding


This quote has applications that go beyond books.  We cannot live another’s life no matter how they inspire us. We can’t improve them or make them worse, at most all we can do is live a strange parody of what we perceive them as doing. That isn’t to say that we can’t have heroes nor learn from the examples of others. Indeed sometimes it feels like I have done little else in my life but the journey we take is ultimately our own with our own unique perceptions of it. Somewhere on this blog is another quote that says that any path that we can see the beginning and the end of is not our path but that of another. Good thing that I’ve always liked forging my own trail
Blessings, G


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Energy Blast

Energy Ascension by G A Rosenberg


Hawkseye Meanderings

The Wheel’s Still in Spin by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 17 2013

“Break the glass, please, and free us from all these damned rules, from needing to find an explanation for everything, from doing only what others approve of.”
― Paulo Coelho


Stray Insights and rhyme bits… tonight, If you like them feed them and take them home. Nurture them and they may grow. Otherwise leave them for another’s warmth and or pity…

“Without extremes, without those of us who go off to the edges of life to hang out with the dragons that there be where would any of us be?”


“Crucial and to me the most important thing… not getting stuck.. i mean i can go the rationalist route as long as i can still believe ‘seven impossible things before breakfast’. After coffee i can be all about confirmation”

“incontinent with my confidence… words get syntaxed and meanings get puncturated …Any Dick with a dictionary can have words but essence essentially sits within…”


“Strange how insight never comes on command but strikes at the oddest moments”

Blessings, G


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Not Defined by MachineryNot Defined by Machinery by G A Rosenberg


Spiralling Flourescent Style

Spiralling Fluorescent Style by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 16 2013

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.”
― Vincent van Gogh


I love to learn new things. Most often of course I learn by doing it wrong until I get it right. To this end I have made mistakes in art, poetry, writing, parenting, relationships, sales and so many other areas but gradually in some I have improved and continue hopefully to do so. My partner despairs that I’ll ever master some of the subtleties of doing laundry among other things but as I said, hopefully I learn from my mistakes.
For a long time I was afraid of trying new things and failing. It has taken me a long time to learn that as long as I am trying new things I cannot fail nor grow old. This has been a learning that has been long in coming and probably one of the most important things I can ever pass on to my kids.
Blessings, G


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AquaMarine Crystal

Aqua-Marine Crystal by G A Rosenberg


Cool Garnet PathwayGarnet Pathways by G A Rosenberg