DISCLAIMER: I am not an expert on the Myers & Briggs model— I just enjoy Socionics, and I make these charts in hopes that others can abstractly think about the science of personality as it apply to fandoms they love. These typifications are highly subjective and unofficial.
I’ve been asked a few times to show updates of my dreads. I started letting my hair dread in late June/early July (I can’t really remember). My hair is very fine so it knots quite easily and most of it is separated out except for the left side (right side in the left picture). I don’t know why it won’t knot up but oh well! I bought some beads when I arrived in SLC to help the dreads round out. Due to my hair being rather flat the dreads themselves started getting really flat :( And don’t be jealous, but that cow-lick is aaalll natural!
So, of course it’s a horrendous mess but apparently that’s to be expected when one dreads their hair. I guess it can take up to a year for the dreads to sort themselves out? *in it for the long-haul* I once had a mohawk then shaved it off so I’m no stranger to going long periods with awful hair. (I’ve shaved my head other times/had very short, spiky hair as well.)
As for the dye, I was getting tired of my dingy brown with a fair amount of silver so I thought about dying the ends silver. It didn’t work out and I got the bleach way further up than I intended but OH WELL. Suggestions on what other colour I could use? I’ve experimented with every colour you can think of already (except pastel colours) but I was thinking of a pastel purple? Hmmm….
I promised a picture of my new deck when I got it but it happened to come in the day I posted that. Every day I do a 1 card reading for myself to think about and meditate on. This was my card today.
The Knave (Page) of Wands tells me that I am entering a new phase in my life where I’m going to be full of creative energy, possibly for a venture overseas (this relates to my current situation) to find out more about myself and what I stand for.
When I was around 19 I had my first “real” boyfriend (of sorts). It was a tangled mess and I learned a lot during our 8 months, on and off. I learned a lot; not just about myself but about life, love, and men. I also learned the desperation of some women. Looking back, it was a relationship I was unfortunately naive about but also one I would not go back and change. I would never want to unlearn those hard lessons that were so very, very difficult for me.
One of the many good things/changes in my life that sprung out of this relationship was a desire to know my inner self more thoroughly than I already did. Part of this journey was looking into something that had always interested me: Egyptology. I was (and still am) incredibly fascinated with the religious and spiritual beliefs of those ancient peoples. I had taught myself to read hieroglyphs as a sickly teenager stricken with Lyme disease which kept me out of my first two years of high school (in my county of Virginia it was 9th and 10th grades) and fell rapturously back into my studies upon the final dissolution of this relationship.
My studies led me to exploring something that I hadn’t really thought a whole lot about since my senior paper in high school which was titled The Influence of World Pagan Religions on Christianity. (If you must know, I scored extra credit on the assignment which resulted in a perfect grade in my class that year.) During these explorations, I decided to concentrate on Egyptian Paganism. I bought myself the Egyptian Tarot kit (which comes with a handy book along with the cards) and began teaching myself. Something didn’t seem to “click” at the time and I packed the cards away while I continued my studies on Paganism, this time concentrating on the Celtic beliefs. Since then, I have studied numerous different Pagan and other spiritual beliefs and consider myself to be syncretic, combining the Egyptian with the Celtic with the Norse with the Shinto with the Buddhist, etc etc etc. (It’s a much longer explanation as to how I came to meld these all together.)
Being a very Intuitive person (generally INFJ for you MBTI-people but occasionally come out as INFP due to my Virgo-Libra cusp ;), I have always wanted to see how far I can take my intuitive abilities and a few months ago I thought about taking up the tarot again (it had been about 8 years since I last used one). I began looking for my Egyptian tarot deck but strangely enough all I could find were the the 2 cards with publisher infos and the book that came with the kit. I literally have no idea where they went; I cleaned out everything I owned and even went through everything I had stored in my attic as I was (if you’ve read this blog before) getting ready to move. It’s a real mystery!
This led me to buy a new deck while I was travelling cross- country. I ended up at the single metaphysical/pagan/wiccan store anywhere near Denver (why is there only one???) and bought the Art Nouveau tarot published by Lo Scarabeo. Typical of my personality, I’ve jumped in feet- first with a rather complicated deck without learning the basics (which has led me to purchase a more standard deck which I’ll share when it arrives in the mail) but it actually hasn’t backfired that much. My first readings were uncannily spot- on and every time I’ve done a reading & thought it turned out “wrong” the querent has informed me that even though their original query wasn’t resolved, the reading has actually been very pertinent to another issue in their life. It’s been a bit of a journey these past few months to allow myself to be a conduit rather than trying to force some answer that either someone isn’t ready for or isn’t there. In my opinion, the cards aren’t necessarily “divine” and the messages aren’t necessarily from “the great beyond” (unless that’s what you’re asking for) but rather from our own subconscious. Being Intuitive, I can see things about people that they either cannot or will not see about themselves. Having something like the cards giving the message often helps soften the “news” or intensifies the querent’s resolve in some matter or another. Anything I can do to help!
Now, I always bring my cards with me. They’re never far from where I am and this even includes hikes! The other day my husband and I went to hike along the Wasatch Front and at a spot I can only describe as the most beautiful vista I have seen so far in my 29 years, I decided to do a tarot reading. After shuffling the cards I asked my husband to pull one out to see if the mountains had a message for us. The card he pulled was The Moon. I wasn’t too sure what it meant since my deck doesn’t have its own book to describe the cards like the Egyptian deck did. Upon some searching I came to this:
Oftentimes, the Moon appears in a reading when you are not sure of your destination, or even of the path you are travelling but you travel nonetheless. You may have lost your way and are now left to walk in the dark, guided only by your inner light and intuition. You need to go on without a clear picture of where you are, where you are going or where you have been. The Moon is a card of intuition and psychic forces, so let go of your conscious mental blocks or negative self-talk, and allow your intuition to guide you. Your dreams, intuitions, and inner promptings lead you forward toward higher levels of understanding if you listen carefully and use your judgement to help interpret the veiled messages of the unconscious. Not only will the way forward be revealed but in many cases you will learn lessons about yourself that will be valuable in later journeys.
It’s uncanny sometimes. We have the answers we need inside ourselves the whole time; it’s important to listen to our subconscious in whatever way the messages come. It’s also important not to negate any life experience we go through; especially the ones where we feel like we’ve lost our light or the path is not quite clear.
With that said, I am open to doing online readings without cost but you have to message me with a question/something you’re wanting to know more about. I’ll need to converse with you to get more information on the situation and an open mind and heart are completely necessary. Growth is so important to life and without it we stagnate and are unable to reach our true selves. Don’t be afraid to live life to the fullest degree of your desires!
I just love magazines. I didn’t really realise it until I was going through them. I mean, I’ve gone through and cleaned out my magazine hoards before but really now, this is just insane. Some of these date back more than 10 years! And for some weird reason it felt difficult to let go. (BTW, this is just one of several hoards I have; but it is the oldest.)
I have a small (insane) obsession with stationary, school supplies, and office supplies. I NEED IT ALL! Sometimes I receive them as gifts (owl post- its) and sometimes I see something so cute I have to buy it, even if I don’t have an immediate need for it (panda page markers from Sakura Matsuri Japanese street festival vendor in DC). Since I’m trying to get rid of as much as possible, it seems appropriate to be using these things up. Using for pricing items! :)
So, I’m moving. I don’t know where and I don’t know when (though aiming for the end of June ‘13 at the latest). As I go through my hoards I’ll be posting some pictures of the things I find. Click on the pictures for more views! :)