Thursday, May 31, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation. (well 3 out of 6 ain't bad...)
The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful. (I really love spray painting pasta gold and gluing it to paper plates)
The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.
(Don't mess with me!)
from What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Nice metaphor for most of what I do -- planting thyme in the cracks...
Here's a poem influenced by all this recent activity.
Faded, bent, and obdurate
its yellowing lace deceptive
the delicacy of old ladies who survive their mates
to work on in the garden
season after season
with arthritic fingers
who know the names of all winged visitors
and can recognize their songs across the twilight
as the nicotiana releases its scent
who plant verbena, penstemon, lobelia and monarda
for the butterflies and birds
and David Austin roses for themselves
who do not deadhead the sunflowers
so the creatures will have something to eat
who keep cats, but never set mousetraps
who use their best china every day
and jump the queue at the grocery store
because they have so little in their baskets
and no more time to waste
copyright Susan Glickman 2007