Movements in May

By |2019-07-01T18:33:24+12:00June 1st, 2019|Adventure, Roundups|

Indi turned 13, and it was wonderful. Thirteen years ago, my daughter was born. At the precise moment of the anniversary of her birth, it also happened to be the precise moment of the New Moon. This magical woman stood at the center of a sacred circle, as she left childhood behind. Maiden, Mother, and [...]

Time changes

By |2019-04-08T09:58:17+12:00April 8th, 2019|Family, Roundups|

It is April in New Zealand, and we 'fall back' with our clocks this season. This used to be a cause for celebration, getting an extra hour of sleep, but now I have to mentally readjust my distance from the Northern Hemisphere for the 3rd time (so far) this year. My difference from Pacific Time [...]

2019 starts swiftly

By |2019-02-04T16:11:57+13:00February 4th, 2019|Family, Roundups|

January is always a burly month; I've got a birthday or two to celebrate, plus my youngest son's birthday; there's new resolutions and annual reviews, habits quickly getting derailed, and clients off on holiday. This year, we also had family move to New Zealand with us! On my very birthday, they landed at the Wellington [...]

The Queen of Wands

By |2019-01-07T14:38:24+13:00January 7th, 2019|Tarot|

This year, for my birthday I have drawn a card of happiness, satisfaction, and fertility. The Queen of Wands is a card that could signify a plan to accomplish a large amount of work in a small period of time, a balance of the shadow and the light parts of ourselves, or a helpful, supportive [...]

The Return of the Star

By |2018-01-07T21:04:29+13:00January 7th, 2018|Tarot|

The XVII of Trumps, the Star, is the card I drew for myself on my 40th birthday. This card represents the year to come. (For previous cards I have drawn on birthdays in the past, go here: What is interesting about this card, in addition to being elegantly symbolic for the year ahead of me, [...]

Lust in the Blind Spot

By |2017-12-30T19:15:43+13:00January 7th, 2017|Tarot|

This is the first year I didn't draw a Trump Card straight away on my birthday. (Previous birthday readings here: During years past, I have always set aside some time for introspection and journaling on my birthday. For the past six years, I have draw a card from the Thoth Tarot Deck, and used the symbolism [...]

The Year of The Hanged Man

By |2017-12-30T19:14:44+13:00January 7th, 2016|Tarot|

The Hanged Man (Trump XII) is a card of opposites, paradox, waiting, and patience. This is the card for my 38th year. Every year I draw a tarot card for my birthday. Reviewing the cards I've drawn in the past, and the years I've had alongside them, allows me to view my own life through the lens of [...]

The Year of the Hermit

By |2017-12-30T19:15:59+13:00January 7th, 2015|Tarot|

This year, the Tarot card I have drawn on my birthday is a mighty fitting one for where I am in my life. The Hermit has two interpretations: the recluse who lives alone, or, the returning hero, who learned fantastic new things during a solitary journey into the wide world beyond. This card is drawn when [...]

Two Years for Taos

By |2014-01-17T11:38:42+13:00January 17th, 2014|Family|

I have three big kids. Taos was not a baby for very long. He has two older siblings to chase after, to learn from, and to mimic. I was really surprised that he potty trained at 18 months old, but happily relieved! This actually makes it very hard to dress him, because nobody makes big [...]

The Year of the Star

By |2020-02-03T11:34:47+13:00January 7th, 2014|Tarot|

Every year, I draw a Tarot card on my birthday. Starting with a full deck, every birthday I draw a Trump card, to symbolize the year ahead. 2010 – the year of the Fool 2011 – the year of Art 2012 – the year of Fortune 2013 – the year of the Aeon And now, [...]

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