Monday, January 10, 2022

Early January News


So far, this new year has started off interestingly.  Like, for instance . . .

I saw a formula to help you determine your tarot guide card for the coming year. 
This is my guide card –

For those unfamiliar with the tarot, it’s not as ominous as it may seem.  It represents rebirth, change, regeneration, the feeling you have been given a new outlook on life and a fresh attitude.  There is, of course, some darkness to the card – the “new outlook” may occur after some near-death experience.  Funnily, this card represents the element of Water and I am a water sign.  I have several decks of tarot cards and I used a different deck to do a three card spread.

The death card showed up in position 3.  Hmmmmmmm.  

The other day started gray and foggy in the very early hours.  I opened the door to step out onto the porch and –

Daryl teleported from I-don’t-know-where to outside-on-the-porch and disappeared down the stairs into the fog.  Aarrrgh!

First thought was the charge after him.  A dark gray cat disappearing into heavy fog at 6AM – yeah, no, not doing that.  It was so humid that the water droplets hung in the air like not falling rain.  You’d get wet bumbling into them rather than them falling on you.

FINE!  Stay out!  You won’t like being wet and chilly! 

And, with that I walked back inside and shut the door.  He didn’t stay out long.  An hour or so later I walked out and called him and he came trotting up the stairs ready to go back inside.  Wet, chilly, and very full of himself.

Today is Plough Monday.  (yes, I had to look it up)

It is the traditional start of the English agricultural year. While local practices may vary, Plough Monday is generally the first Monday after Epiphany, 6 January.  The day traditionally saw the resumption of work after the Christmas period in some areas. The customs observed on Plough Monday varied by region, but a common feature was for a plough to be hauled from house to house in a procession, collecting money. They were often accompanied by musicians, an old woman or a boy dressed as an old woman, called the "Bessy," and a man in the role of the "fool." 'Plough Pudding' was the food for the day and is a boiled suet pudding, containing meat and onions. It is from Norfolk and is eaten on Plough Monday. 

The traditional start of the agricultural year?? Hmmmmmmm.  Must be the reason the hind part of my brain (the lizard part) has started nudging me. 

Time to get out the planting tools.  Time to buy dirt.  Time to look at plants.  Time to make the planned for herb bed.  Time, Time, TIME.  Fortunately, the reason part of my brain is in control and very forcefully reminds me that this is only JANUARY (early January at that) and we still have another month of potential chilly weather.  Please note – I did not use the “F” word (no, not that “f” word – the other one denoting icy temps and such).  No need to confuse anyone out in the universe into thinking that’s a desirable option. 

That’s about all the useless stuff I know for this past week – news notwithstanding.  I figure everyone can read the news so I don’t need to post about it. 

Just one more thing -


10 Jan 2022


  1. Yes, people who do not know the tarot are usually terrified of the Death card. But it rarely means actual death, but more of a change/transition as you noted.

    I forgot all about figuring out my Tarot Year Card for 2022, so thanks for jogging my memory. Mine is #9, The Hermit. So I should spend the year apart from people, engaging in introspection and soul-searching. Good card for a pandemic year, I guess!

    And with apologies to Carl Sandburg, I guess "the cat goes on little fog feet," eh?

  2. The death card sounds like the nautilus shell: as she outgrows the shell she seals the last compartment to build the next bigger one. No going back, but it's a good thing. I love the metaphor of the nautilus.

    I know nothing about the tarot. Except what I just read here, that is. Thank you.

  3. I have heard that before about the death card

  4. I need my cards read..last time I had them done was about 10 years ago..

  5. I've never "done" tarot before - I wonder what card I would end up with? I REALLY like the idea of the hermit!

  6. Fortunately the British Prime minister is too far away for me to bite or hit! Actually I wouldn't bite him. Don't know where he's been.