The Empress Dammit knows, life is not always a picnic.
There are many excellent days, and I wish those for you my budding sovereigns. But right now, things are topsy turvy, mad and challenges can avalanche down upon your head to the point that it is hard to find anything good.
But it IS there. Life gives you so many small but powerful gifts. You just need to look around. You can catch those lush, ripe berries before the birds find them, believe it!
Every moment of respite is a battery boost of joy!
Always stop for the sweet stuff. You deserve it!
The Empress Dammit
Dear Michael J Fox,
By jove, I think you've got it!
The Empress Dammit
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
Do you believe in moon magic?
Everybody's talking about that new moon in Aries! All the woo! Manifestation baby!
Psst. I'll let you in on a little secret.
It doesn't have to be "real" for the magic to work.
Think about it. That's all I'm asking.
Dip into your dreams. Take all that fiery Aries energy, The Animus of the Emperor and all that Anima creativity and nurture, mix them together and make whatever you want!
Dream it. Be it!
Learn it. Know it. Live it.
Be excellent to yourself.
(I'm dating myself, aren't I?)
You don't need my permission to shine!
You've got this!
The Empress Dammit
P.S. Aren't these images, bloody fabulous! You can get this deck from the artist, Sarah Wheatley, HERE!
Here she is; my very first letter on this new site! And, what better to head it up with, but my very first Empress! This is The Empress card from the very first tarot deck I chose for myself, The Morgan-Greer Tarot. I'd been reading tarot for a while, but this was my first purchase of a deck. I wrapped the cards in a purple scarf, anointed the deck with amber and sandalwood oils, and I kept it in a beautiful hardwood box that had leaves carved on the lid.
I carried that deck with me until 1993 when I moved to Oakland, California with my then, fiance. I left everything behind to be with him. How did he repay me? Oh, lots of terrible ways, but one of his first betrayals was to make sure my cards got "lost" in the move. I later discovered him throwing other precious things of mine away. That was only the beginning of the twisted things he would do to try to control me for years. I had no clue how to be, The Empress Dammit, back then. The Empress Dammit would have put an end to that nonsense, toot sweet!
Life is a series of incarnations. In this one, I'm struggling but I'm also cutting strings as fast as I can. I don't want anyone to get confused and think I could be their puppet. I am an autonomous woman! I have sovereignty. I am aware that this is difficult for some people to accept. This blog has also had several incarnations; on Tumblr, on a personal site, on LiveJournal, on Wordpress and Facebook. Now, it has a home.
I hope, while I am stumbling my way around and sharing what I have learned, that I might help you as well; to navigate your incarnations, cut your strings and feel confident in your path. If we are lucky, this will find you early enough that you can fine tune your bs-o-meter to dump the trolls and silence the brain weasels. I believe in you!
I see you! You are a miracle, a royal miracle! You deserve all the love and blessings. You deserve to always feel safe and at home.
Thank you for being here!
The Empress Dammit!
P.S. Extra love is being sent out through the universe to my brother Michael, wherever you are. You would have been 55 today. I don't know where you are or if you have another incarnation coming, but I hope you are at peace. I'm sad you had more challenges than you could handle. You are missed. I love you!