Sunday, 14 February 2016

It's the New Year! (SIC)

Good afternoon Moonbeams,

How are you? I hope you are all well and happy and cracking on with 2016. I am just about getting up to speed and raring to go now.

At the end of November last year, my world got turned upside down and my time wasn't my own for a while. It was a little surreal and even though I only managed being in work for 2 days in December I still have my full holiday entitlement intact! I need to take 20 days before the end of March... It isn't going to happen as I am currently in work now, today, Sunday 14th February and I have been here since 8.30 this morning and I am here until about 7.30 this evening and I am doing the same hours tomorrow too and I will be working overtime until 8.45 on Wednesday evening so I will have accrued 3 days just this week. If we have a nice summer, I may take a month off to wallow in some sunshine.

Everything is OK now though, I wasn't hurt or ill and no-one died (except my Nan's cousin who had been ill, I adored my Aunt Doreen though and it was sad when she passed in January) and I am getting back into my usual routine. I admit though, I have been extremely lazy, even by my standards and I haven't seen anyone or done anything interesting at all this year so far.

I haven't been on any social media at all either so I have no idea what anyone else is up to.  What are you all up to?

I haven't done anything spooky at all since November but as I had nothing else to do I have knitted up a storm, completing 3 shawls. I am so addicted to triangular shawls I am sat here typing away with one draped around my shoulders as we speak :). I have knitted my first pair of mitts, they are not brilliant but I love them and wear them and am going to have another go for next year. I am nearly 2/3 of the way through a cardigan/jacket. I am on with knitting squares for a blanket for my chaps son's Christmas present and also crocheting squares for his daughters blanket for her Christmas present. I am not buying any more yarn, unless it is for their blankets, until I have busted my stash! it is getting ridiculous, I have enough yarn for 4 definite projects and still lots of oddments, plus, my sister bought me a hank of a beautiful silk yarn for Christmas. The colour isn't really me so I assume it is to make something for her...

These are my mitts :)
This is one of my shawls. It is a much deeper brown in real life though.

I have also read umpteen novels and I am now on the 3rd book in a series of 8 by John Le Carre classed as the George Smiley series. I watched the film adaptation of "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and I thought Gary Oldman was superb as George Smiley. Of course I had to read the book then and since I started reading them, the  literary description of George Smiley bears absolutely no resemblance to the wonderful Mr Oldman... ah well.

And that is it, 2 1/2 months in a nutshell.

Today is the first day that I have wanted to get my cards out to see what is going on and what I need to start working on with myself. I have decided that I am going to fully get to grips with the Wild Wood Tarot and so it is going to be my working deck this year with random dips into my other decks whenever I get the urge.

So, to break myself back in, here we go; we have the 8 of Bows and The Mirror.

Energy: 8 of Bows - Hearthfire

Very appropriate. I am ready to get back into the world and join in with my brothers and sisters. Community and companionship are essential and to celebrate the joy of living and experiencing.

Advice: The Mirror

It is cards like The Mirror which have thrown me when using this deck in the past. But, as my New Years resolution is getting to grips with this deck, bring it on!

Whilst I may be ready to get on again, I must be aware of acting in time with the universe and not setting my own pace just yet. Have I fully processed all that has gone before me or do I still need to look in the mirror and see what is really there rather than just dealing with what I want to. The key word of my life is Patience and I am being advised to exercise it again. My soul and the universe know what is best for me and if I need time, they will ensure I have it whether I want it or not

Whilst I am ready to leave my hermit life behind and join in again, I am being cautioned to not just jump in, but to test the waters first and proceed gently.

Well, all in all this is comforting. I am thinking of engaging again and I will get there when it is appropriate.

Well back to work for me and wishing you all a great Sunday and a fab week to come.

Bright Blessings to you all

The Wild Wood Tarot: Mark Ryan and John Matthews 2011

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