Sunday 28 November 2010

Recommended reading for Tarot lovers

For those people out there that love Tarot cards, there are many excellent books worth reading.
There are as most of you will know, many hidden symbols and mystical meanings in the Tarot cards. The most intriguing deck are the Rider Waite Smith, this is the basis of all modern decks, and a must for those that wish to delve deeper into the cards. Psychology plays a major part also. I would recommend getting hold of  "Man and his symbols" by Carl J Jung for the psychology side of the tarot. Books by Mary Greer and Rachel Pollack are very good.

Look for books about the history of Tarot and the mythology behind Tarot. The more you delve into the subject the more addictive it becomes. The colours that are used in Tarot cards are as important as the images themselves. As are the numbers of each card. There is a spiritual vibration attached to each card also.

To a non-psychic person the reading the cards the interpretation of the cards is somewhat different but by no means less effective. It all depends on the purpose for the reading  the cards what sort of result or reading  you get. If the enquirer is after an answer to a question like "Will I get the job that I want?" the results are pretty easy to answer. However if the enquirer asks a deep and meaningful question about a situation in their personal life then, this is where a psychic person can see all sorts of issues going on.

When I am doing a reading there are times when it can be quite funny. Odd quirky little things can come up. I tend to say to my client , I am seeing such and such and the client roars with laughter and say , "Oh my God how did you know that or see that?".   It sure makes for a memorable time for both the client and myself.

So as you can see there are many things that can be done with these wonderful little cards. Many people own several decks of cards as there are so many beautiful Tarot decks around. I have a few, but I only use about 2 decks with my clients.

I have one deck in particular that has shadows and all sorts of wonderful little things that trigger my psychic abilities. The deck is called the Mystic Dreamer's tarot by Barbara Moore. I just love these cards so much. They have a nice feminine feel to them. The colours just speak to me they also match the Aquarian deck which are my standard reading deck.

Choosing a deck of tarot cards is a special experience. They seem to call out to you when you browse the cards in a book shop or metaphysical shop. Let your instincts guide you to the correct deck or decks for you.

Copyright by Alex Fulford

Thursday 18 November 2010

Love my gardening

Now with the onset of summer, I am thrilled to bits to be back out  spending time in my garden. This is the place that I am the happiest. I just love to be close to nature. I am so grateful to have this deep love for nature and gardening in general. Pottering around plants, propagating things, just getting a kick out of watching something grow.

This year the garden is lush and green. We have come out of a long drought with a happy smile. Everything looks so good. Luckily i only planted things that can take the heat and drought.

Roses, Agapanthus, many types of Lavender, Erigeron daisies. Felicia, Hellebore's, Pelargoniums, Abutilon's, Choisia's, Azalea's and many more.

Once one gets the gardening bug that's it. A  wonderful new life opens up. All of my shrubs are ever-green .
My trees are mostly deciduous , except for a couple. The reason for this decision is, that during winter the garden can look stark and bear. So I opted for shrubs that are around the perimeter of the garden to be evergreen. To help with the look of the garden all year round. Trees make a great shade over the hot summer. Which in a Canberra summer is a must. When winter arrives we need the sunlight. I then get a good supply of natural mulch. Yay!

I wanted to create an old world, rambling garden. It has been an evolution over many years. So now it is taking shape just beautifully. Trial and error along the way. The garden has the most tranquil feel to it and people just enjoy being in my garden. That is always a good sign, isn't it. Hubby is quite glad to let me take over the gardening. It isn't his thing anyway. Lucky for me. The birds and Possum's visit all the time, thankfully nothing has been destroyed by the Possums.

I wish that I had a couple of acres of semi woodland surrounding my house. That would be heaven to me.  It is a big job keeping a garden up to speed, eradicating the weeds. Weeds are my pet hate so many have sprung up over the past 3 weeks thanks to all the rain that we have had. Here is hoping that I get it all back to normal before Christmas. I sure know how to make work for myself, between clients, 5 pets, the family and gardening.  Life is always busy for me. Just as well I might get up to mischief, lol.

Tuesday 16 November 2010

The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

This is Sparky my baby dog and Velvet Boy

Educated people avoiding immunisations for children

Gee I wondered just how long it would take people to work this one out, lol.

Sunday 14 November 2010


Well folks It's not long to go now. Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I have all my Christmas cards written out and ready to post. I have started the Christmas shopping. The kids are older now so no big panic to buy toys these days.  I love Christmas, it brings out the big kid in me. This year though,  I am going to keep it simple. I am so over buying things that people may not want or need, A return to simple values at Christmas is well over due. The most important thing at this time of year to me is, being with loved ones and sharing a meal with them. It does not have to be relations, just people that matter to us.

Many people today cannot afford to have Christmas. It is like a return to pre WW2  on a financial level.   Why is it that at Christmas, people start to behave themselves, but go right back to their usual behaviour when Christmas is over. It says something about us doesn't it?  Just like spoilt children.

This Christmas we could just keep it simple and just give small gifts to each other. Some people just cannot give expensive gifts as their money is needed to pay bills and feed themselves. The Banks and Retailers are just wanting to get their hands on our hard earned money. Do not fall into the credit card trap, it is going to cause serious problems in the weeks after Christmas. Be sensible and discuss with your loved ones the cost of all this nonsense. Gift vouchers are a good option, especially for young people.

A gift of a home made Christmas Hamper, with quality treats works out cheaper than buying one already made up. I find store bought ones are not value for money, often with things that some people don't eat. Knowing a persons likes and dislikes makes for better value. I make hampers up for older relatives quite often and they love them.

The things that I put into the hampers are usually, Twining's tea bags (10 pack) of 2 different flavours, Shortbread, some Christmas cake (store bought), Nuts and nibbles. Maybe a bottle of wine and a lovely candle. For people that are house bound you might want to put in a couple of magazines. The list is endless. It is knowing what the person likes and things that they don't normally buy for themselves.

Even hand creams, moisturisers, luxury soaps etc, are good   for women. These things don't break the bank and won't leave you broke, paying off the credit card for the rest of the year. Keep Christmas dinner simple too, You don't have to eat until you are feeling sick. Don't buy too much junk food either. buy fruit and some nuts, The fruit markets are cheaper than supermarkets for fruit and veg. It is also a good idea to put money aside each week or each month to put towards Christmas. Try and spend under $1000. Don't fall for all the advertising and marketing hype. These Retailers do not care about you and your family having no money. All they want is to make a big fat profit. Stay right away from credit cards as much as you can.

Just think back 40 years and beyond. How did other people manage. Simple the managed their money better. Of course they didn't have food and consumer goods that cost the Earth. Women knew how to make do and mend. Today we can't do that due to the cost of fabric being so high and cheap clothes that cannot be repaired. Everything is made in China in sweat shops owned by western businesses  people.

It all boils down to being strong enough to stick to a strict budget not just at Christmas, but all year round. If you can't buy it with cash stay away from it. We are all getting too greedy and want way too much. This is something that will come to a crashing halt. The market is not going to hold up much longer. We are coming to the end of a time where mass consumerism was forced on to us, we are being pushed back into a time of poverty and living simpler. This is going to last for many years, so get used to it. Stop wasting  money on things that you don't need. Wanting is not the same a needing . Learn the difference between a luxury and a necessity. Perfume is a luxury item as is jewellery, make up, designer name items such as clothes, handbags and shoes. You are making these people obscenely richer than they deserve. The rest of us have debt, and misery. We truly are creatures of our own making. No one forces us to be greedy, it is a negative quality that we can all be guilty of to some extent.

We do need a lesson on being humble and grateful for what we have. Spare a thought for the homeless and the poor when you do your Christmas shopping. What will they have this Christmas?

Please be sensible and buy responsibly. Even the domestic animals are suffering at this time of year. Some are neglected, unloved and unwanted. They have no voice, they can't say I am hungry, I am thirsty  or I don't feel well. Many pets become homeless at this time of year more than at any other time of year.

I am so glad to know that my hairy children will be safe, well fed and well loved.  We take good care of our little ones every day of their lives. They have more love and shelter than some Humans do.

Please spare a thought for those that are alone at Christmas also. This is a time of year for suicide and depression. Many people are so lonely and sad at this time of year. Check on people that you know are alone and make sure that they are all right. I myself, when I was a child have experienced the sadness of being away from my extended family in a new country. I missed them terribly, it was beyond my control as I was a child. Christmas was never the same for me after that. I am a family person at heart. It was hard on my parents too I musty admit. We did return to Scotland a few times over the years and I did have Christmas and other good times with my relatives. I have many fond memories of a Cold Scottish Christmas as well as hot Australian Christmases.

I am most grateful to have a family of my own now. I appreciate the value of family and friends, I enjoy good company all the time, but especially at Christmas. It is a basic Human right to be loved, to have food to eat and a safe roof over our heads and to have good health. But for some of us it seems to me, that we still have very little time or love for each other, not to mention our very loving and trusting hairy or furry companions on this Earth.

Here is hoping that all of us have a wonderful Christmas for 2010. Lets release the big kid in ourselves and share the magic and the love in our hearts.

Interesting News from the Past

This is an interesting article. Must read for those of us that care about our fellow Human beings. There are so many people out there trying hard to waken up the people of this world.  Just think of all those Dentists out there shoving this down our throats. By the way are any of you aware that symptoms of Alzheimer's are showing up in people in their 40's now. Research this on the net if you wish.

We are living in enlightened times, I do believe that good will come out of all that is happening in our world.
it is all a matter of time. People must hold positive thoughts and feelings in their hearts, minds and soul's to make this world a better place.