There are very few things that 'get' me the way that lies do. I understand little white lies that do no harm and ease your life and the lives of others. The key word here is 'little'. Of no consequence. But it seems that lies are a big commodity right now both in the larger, … Continue reading Lies


A parable is a short tale that illustrates a universal truth; it is a simple narrative. It sketches a setting, describes an action, and shows the results. It may sometimes be distinguished from similar narrative types, such as the allegory and the apologue. A parable often involves a character who faces a moral dilemma or … Continue reading Parables


Hello Everyone! It's good to be back after a few extra days that I needed to settle in to my new home. It's not quite perfect yet, but it's well on the way. Tomorrow I'll have my first visitors - friends from Montana passing through from there to elsewhere. It's not always easy to put … Continue reading Self-Love


I'm on the threshold of day and night, today and tomorrow, my past and my future. So are you. This is my last night in the lovely home of a local friend. When I was in an unexpected situation where the home I was living in became untenable, she generously offered to let me stay … Continue reading Thresholds

I Don’t Wanna!

When I was a child, under seven certainly, I did not want to go home with my parents after a visit to my dad's parents. I was so clear about "I don't wanna!" that I would hide under their bed. Way in the back so no one could get at me from either side. Many … Continue reading I Don’t Wanna!


Guidance for the week of March 17 through March 23 Solitude I am comfortable in my own skin as I detach to replenish my soul I am packing and preparing for my move this week to a new home, nearby to the haven that I've been living in since mid January. I have experienced the … Continue reading Solitude


One of the blessings of moving to New Mexico was the delight of the many forms and practices of art in this small community. Within days of my move, I was attending the weekly poetry group and my own poetry began to flow after years of quietude. Today, I'm feeling a little under the weather … Continue reading Strands

Slow and Steady

Over the past four years, I've been trading sessions with a peer coach. We studied together in the same coaching certification program and have spoken with one another almost every week over those years. We've gone in very different directions professionally - she is now a successful executive coach while I turned to integrate my … Continue reading Slow and Steady

The Other Side

In my previous post today, I wrote about an encounter I had yesterday - and then I pulled some cards for today's Daily Oracle. And, not surprisingly, the cards were a perfect accompaniment to that post. Yesterday we pulled three of the major arcana cards - today we have three swords, so we know it's … Continue reading The Other Side

The Wonder of Life

When I teach tarot classes, I generally tell me students that the major arcana indicate daily, common types of events; the court cards indicate people in your life (including you!); and the major arcana indicate major events or issues. We've had a few major arcana cards scattered here and there in our readings over the … Continue reading The Wonder of Life

Shabbos Oracle

Night has fallen, candles have been lit; the peace of the Sabbath descends upon my home. May the peace of Shabbos fill you and yours as well. Today, my social media timelines are filled with the acknowledgement and honoring of women as the world considers International Women's Day. I head a lot of political head talking and … Continue reading Shabbos Oracle

Tend & Befriend

Have you ever felt like life was a never-ending battle and the only way to deal with it was to retreat into dreams? There's always another choice. Welcome to today's reading. We begin with the Nine of Swords, a grizzled veteran of many battles. He's learned how to defend himself and when; he has an … Continue reading Tend & Befriend

Movin’ On

Our reading today is in response to a blog reader request for a three-card guidance. While her life is rich and satisfying where she is, she is also feeling a calling to pick up and move to the western U.S. In addition to the guidance she receives here, she'll take a look at an astromap … Continue reading Movin’ On

Not Alone

Guidance for the week of March 3 through March 9 Guardian Angel You are not alone. Do you believe that? Why? Why not? Take a few moments to really think about these two questions, perhaps take a few moments to write in your journal about what angels might be, whether guardian angels are possible, and … Continue reading Not Alone