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Oh, and that is? I guess  there are some going off right now. In this case it’s a challenge stretching over a month.

Of course, that’s why it’s called a monthly challenge, but then what?

I found this on Instagram thanks to a friend that had started it too. A monthly challenge could really be about anything, to publish a photo each day of a special theme or motif, or answer a question every day about  yourself or some specific area.

This monthly challenge had the tag #TarotMentors and have three specific dates, the 1st, 11th and 21st. What you are supposed to do on June 1st is to pick a tarot deck you wanted to work with, shuffle the cards and pull a card. This is a mentor card, a card that contain a special lesson or message for us. It can turn out very differently depending on what kind of person you are, what deck you use and all the other factors that can have a saying in it. The idea is that you are to work with this card until June 11th, then you pick a new mentor card for a 10-day period. I might add that you can pick a card yourself, instead of the random choice, maybe you have some sort of “stalker” card and want to have an idea of what it has to tell you, take your chance.

But what? Are you just supposed to sit there with a card, one and the same, to meditate, think and try to understand what it want to tell you for 10 days?!

No, each day, or at least a couple of times during these days, you are supposed to take out your mentor card, put it back in the deck you are using, shuffle the cards until you are satisfied, and then look it up. You turn the cards face up just to make it easier, and search the deck until you find the mentor card, pick that out and the two cards that are beside it on either side. These two neighboring cards are cards that together with the mentor card will give some extra information for the lesson or message that you need to deal with. And this is what I’m planning to do, hopefully with one every day if nothing else happens.

This is what I’ve got so far, just on the second day, so… my mentor card is the 10 of Air from Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert.

Gaian Tarot #TarotMentor

June 1, 2017 Gaian Tarot

Tonight I pulled my mentors card for the 10 days to come, it became the Ten of Air from the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. What would it like to make me think about really? This isn’t the typical RWS picture with someone on the ground with the 10 swords sticking out their body, instead you see an evening or morning sky where the sun is low outside the picture and it colors the clouds in shades of yellow and pink. Over this picture there is a V-formation of geese, forming that familiar plow, and they look like silhouettes.

Air for me is the element of thoughts, ideas, and the intellectual areas really. It has the not so positive sides too of course, to not thinking things through or using words to hurt or harm or cause problems. Communication is important, but sometimes you have to broaden your horizons with it too, not stay put in one place. Get some perspectives on where you are and where you are heading, not stay on the ground and put your head into the nearest bush and pretend that the world doesn’t concern you.

June 2, 2017

The cards flanking the mentor card today is The Fool and Seven of Fire. Something that deals with starting something new or finding a new path and something that seem to be about creating, to shape or re-shape something.

The Fool card is in some ways a traditional RWS card. The stick with that bundle on it, that you see the person standing higher up, but then it differs. This is clearly a girl or young woman and she’s standing looking out over the landscape that spreads out below, fully aware of the fact that it’s steep here, even though grass is softer than the cliffs and rocks. Instead of a dog it is a fox and swallows darting around like acrobats in the air. A river winds its way and show that even if we have some sort of goal set in our minds, maybe the way there isn’t as straight as we would like or wish for sometimes. Just like water we might have to take the best way, the one with the least resistance, just to have a chance to get to our destination.

Seven of Fire would in a RWS have been Wands, and had a completely different look. If I don’t remember all wrong, that card has a person standing higher up and seem to be fighting off or challenging some others below, those might not always be visible, but you can see their spears or wands directed towards the person standing higher up on a rock or something. This card is a smith, a female one, standing there hammering on a piece of glowing iron. Something is about to be created, re-shaped, turning to something new out of the old. We can be both the creator and the thing being created, formed after need and desire, formed after life and the experiences we get along the way. The fire is both destructive and creative, the question could be, what is to be created? Are we helping out or just standing there and follow someone else’s direction, being led without any will of our own, or is this my will, what I want and really feel that I want to create? What do I really want? Where do I want to go, what do I want to create, achieve?

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So, we had amazing weather this weekend, summer all of a sudden. It didn’t stay, this morning it started out with sunshine and a blue sky just to slowly cover up with clouds and a chilly wind blowing. But no worries yet, it’s only May and beginning of June can also be cold up here. I’m not going to worry just yet, but I could use some sun and warm winds so my tomato can move outside and not stand on a chair in the kitchen and trying to get some glimpses of the outside.

On the other hand our days are growing longer and longer. I looked it up and in one week our days will be something like 55 minutes longer each week right now. No wonder the kids have a hard time understanding and accepting the fact that you have to come inside and prepare for the night. Why? It’s still light outside and as the weekend was with bright sunshine still at 8pm it’s not that easy. But there is still school for another 3 weeks so until then it’s early in bed if you will be able to stay awake the day after and remember what the teachers and your friends are talking about.

Birch May 28 2012

Birch May 28 2012

This photo was taken last year, also in May, but the 28th and this weekend it’s kind of exploded as it usually does. All of a sudden there is a green haze on the Birches and other trees have started to come too. There will be some kind of summer anyway!

A friend of mine announced her new blog, Photo By Tina, she’s having mostly photos but there might be some other things now and then too. She’s writing in Swedish but the photos doesn’t care about language. The only thing she wants us to do is asking for permission if you want to use any of hers, or if you want to buy them there is another link for that to Mostphotos. I really like what I’ve seen so far. Will be fun to see more of hers. And maybe I will have some more of my own to show here if I can find something that could be of interest of course.

Now for another project of the day. Lunch! My tummy tells me that there wasn’t much for breakfast so would I be so kind as to do something about it? Yesterdays leftover I think. Kerala curry chicken with rice, paprika, cucumber and some cherry tomatoes. Sounds good?

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