Author Archives: The Tarot Donkey

Book Review: Five Quarters of the Orange

The Tarot Donkey   June 21, 2016   Comments Off on Book Review: Five Quarters of the Orange

Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris This book is a first-person narrative of a woman, Framboise, reflecting on both her childhood in Nazi-occupied France and her present life. The past holds a terrible secret, and Framboise slowly reveals what she knows over the course of the story. I was riveted by this book from the first page. Something about Joanne… Read more »

A Respite

The Tarot Donkey   May 24, 2016   Comments Off on A Respite

It’s a busy time! We close on our house in a week, move after that, and I have some serious personal exploration to be doing right now about a number of things. So it’s time for a respite from the blog for a few weeks. Once I have ushered a few of my ducks into a row, I’ll be back… Read more »

Monday Meditation

The Tarot Donkey   May 16, 2016   Comments Off on Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: May 16 – May 22 May I control what I can, celebrate whenever possible, and accept that change is inevitable. May I actively seek out that which is good in my life. May I look for the blessings that come with change — the birth of something new after the death of something old…. Read more »

Monday Meditation

The Tarot Donkey   May 9, 2016   Comments Off on Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: May 9 – May 15 May I focus on one thing at a time rather than further overwhelming myself by pondering all projects and needs at once. May I recognize that some of my “problems” are good problems to have — problems of privilege and personal desire. May I appreciate what I have rather… Read more »

Do Nice Folks Finish Last?

I have had a really rotten day today. I’m already dealing with the depression issues, of course, but I’ve had three different instances of being treated really poorly today. Like really, really poorly. It’s got me wondering, do nice folks really finish last? Because today it sure feels like it. I try my best to be a good person. To… Read more »

Lost In A Depression Hole

Oh goodness. It’s been real dark and gloomy over here in my head. I’ve let myself fall off the wagon of daily routines which help me keep my sanity. Like tarot! I even missed my Monday Meditation this week. Not good! So I pulled out the deck I’m getting to know this month (Golden Tarot) and asked “How can I… Read more »

Magical Animal Messenger

The Tarot Donkey   April 29, 2016   Comments Off on Magical Animal Messenger

Last night I had the most wonderful visit from a beautiful Barred Owl. I followed her on foot as she flew from rooftop to treetop around the apartment complex. She was stunning and didn’t seem to mind my company. It was a truly magical experience. When I returned to the apartment, I decided to pull out all of the owl… Read more »

Monday Meditation

The Tarot Donkey   April 18, 2016   Comments Off on Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: April 18 – April 24 May I take time this week to build my self-confidence. May I take pride in what my body can do and what my mind can learn. May I appreciate that mastering a craft takes patience and dedication. May I find enjoyment in the tasks that lay ahead of me… Read more »

Monday Meditation

The Tarot Donkey   April 11, 2016   Comments Off on Monday Meditation

A meditation for the week ahead: April 11 – April 17 May I understand that change can be difficult, but that it is inevitable. May I recognize that sometimes the hardest thing about work is patience. May I appreciate the fruits of my labor and milestones along the way. May I step up to the challenges ahead of me with… Read more »