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October 13, 2014 in Latest News!, tarot by Lasara Firefox Allen

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The Daily Card – Oct. 10, 2014 – Two of Air

October 11, 2014 in The Daily Card by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Daily Card

Oct. 10, 2014 – Two of Air

Erotic Tarot of Manara

FullSizeRender-2TRIGGER WARNING: rough sex, porn

So, I’m not a prude or anything…I mean, I don’t think I am? But a lot of “erotic” art doesn’t feel erotic to me. Manara’s work falls into this category for me; decidedly unerotic erotica.

On that note, I figured out recently what my favorite porn is. It’s porn where the people are naked, and having sex. Real sex. No shoes, no silly lace gloves. Makeup is minimal if used at all. And also, kinda average bodies. Like, I like the jiggle of flesh – I find I’m not into the bounce of fake boobs as much. I like real sounds, not over-acted porno sounds. I mean, loud is good. But, real loud. Sport fucking is good. If it’s real sport fucking.

(Faking the rough stuff often looks painful to me. The rough stuff, IMO, should be painful only in good ways.)

Dirty, raw, tender, sweet, wet, hard, silly, fun, sexy. That’s what I like. Barefoot. Like in real life.

(I mean, no offense to your shoe kink, though.)

So Manara’s aesthetic is totally out for me. This deck is going into the giveaway pile as of now. I have no idea why I still have it at all. I don’t even know where or when I got it!

That said, two of swords is a card I love. Air/swords. No swords in this deck. Odd, huh? See, I find swords a little bit erotic.

I don’t get a lot off the image except that she’s smiling. And the male figure looks kinda like an Oscar? But with a fedora and scarf? She is Giant and he is tiny? Is he chocolate?

Two of swords is a peaceful form of air. It’s a sweet, easy breath. It’s a pause. Calm in a storm. She looks like maybe a calm storm.

There you go. Now you know something about my erotic life…only because this erotic deck is so not erotic.

Bless!

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The Daily Card Oct. 9, 2014 – XIX – The Sun

October 10, 2014 in The Daily Card by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Daily Card

Oct. 9, 2014 – XIX – The Sun

Transformational Tarot

FullSizeRender-1I have had this deck for probably twenty years, and haven’t used it in maybe ten. But I grabbed it tonight since I didn’t want to loop back through my decks yet, and I’m slowly running out of originals.

An aside on that note; soon I will know how many decks I actually own. (I’m open to owning more though! If you want to buy me a deck, or send me your own to review, I will happily accept. :) As a matter of fact I’m creating an Amazon list for just this purpose; tarot decks that I would love to read with!)

As I start working the cards, I find that the reason I haven’t used this deck is because it has some tender memories attached. And, in the acknowledgment of the recent eclipse and all the Big Energy, I think it is worth it to reclaim our lost parts.

Even the decks we’ve hung on to, but haven’t wanted to pick up.

Well, here I am. Picking up the deck. And the deck is really beautiful.

I draw The Sun – XIX. This card is gorgeous. It looks to me that the Sun here is the sun, as in The Christ. His face is framed by gold, and surrounded by rays. His head floats, bodiless, above a verdant garden, bursting with sunflowers. There is a domicile in the distance, and there are children playing in the dirt road that runs through the field.

He looks placid. They look playful. And the field is riotous.

The front of the card is braced by two tall trees. This reminds me of the Priestess card, with Her columns. A doorway between worlds.

This is what is given when we reclaim lost parts. Light, life, love, joy, safety.

Bless!

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The Daily Card, Oct. 7, 2014 – Ace of Swords

October 9, 2014 in The Daily Card by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Daily Card

Oct. 6, 2014 – Ace of Swords

The Year Ahead Tarot – Lon Milo DuQuette

FullSizeRenderThis is a sweet, yet symbolically packed, limited edition deck. (I have deck #2 of 93 – purchased from Lon himself at PantheaCon, 2014. He’s truly a gentleman and a scholar.)

This Ace of Swords has a ceremonial magickal flair, with the word” θέλημα” – Thelema; the Greek for Will – written on its upward pointing blade. The sword is crowned with rays, and I think I see a vulvic shape enfolding the tip – but maybe that’s just me!

Moons on the hilt, it comes of air. Behind the blade is matter and spirit, light and dark, soft and hard. Opposites in balance, movement. There is nothing static about this card.

A simple reminder that where there is a will there is a way. And in the beginning was the word.

So it is.

Bless!

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The Daily Card, Oct. 6 2014 – XIII; Death/Transformation

October 9, 2014 in The Daily Card by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Daily Card

Oct. 6, 2014 – XIII – Death/Transformation

Lover’s Path Tarot

IMG_4683Ok, you know that whole Mercury retrograde thing? I didn’t get yesterday’s card posted yet. Third time is a charm? Bummer, because what I already had written was gold. Well, it’s all part of the Magick. So let’s see what is there to be said with this rewrite, shall we?

Last night was the full moon and eclipse in Aries. The card I drew was perfect, even at first sight. It is Death, in this deck called transformation. The image is of Pluto, aka Hades, and Persphone.

The energy of this moon is facing our fears in order to be liberated. Embracing our monsters so that we can be free of the limitations of believing that the experiences that have brought us here are anything other than that; the experiences that have brought us here.

We are born to ourselves anew through disruption.

The story of Hades and Persephone is the perfect one to illustrate this, and resonates with me in a deep way. I am part of the Mysteries of Eleusis, and they are part of me. The story of The Abduction is one I know intimately.

This is a teaching tale, and it is more than that. It is a story that calls out the process of loss and recovery from loss, torn innocence and innocence reclaimed.

This is a story we all know intimately, whether aware of it or not. We have each been tempered by the occurance of grievous assault, and the process of recovery.

In the card, He is seated on his throne, and looking down. He cradles a pomegranate in His hands. In the background, She is gazing at Him. I read acceptance, recognition, and even curiosity in Her expression.

I know this moment well. So do you. That moment when you come to terms with your injury, and begin the process of healing. The moment of realizing that you may not have had choice in the rending situation that brought you to where stand, but you have choice now.

This moon has been hard on me. It has been so for many.

Now to the healing. Loving is the end of war.

P.S. In the all is well that ends well category; yes, something was lost in  losing the prior write up. The Mystery has its own way of holding silence. What I say here will be known by the knowing.

Bless!

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The Daily Card, October 6, 2014 – Prince of Disks

October 7, 2014 in The Daily Card by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Daily Card

October 6, 2014 – Prince of Disks

Crowley-Harris Thoth Deck

IMG_4637Under the wire!

It’s Monday, and I went out to an awesome date with my Mr. tonight. We had an excellent time with a group of friends, playing a sex positive game (well, the Mr. and I actually facilitated that part of the evening), and then witnessing a fantastic performer, Rachel Lark, perform sweet, rauchy, sweaty, sexy songs. Lots of belly laughs, and a couple gasps of awe, and a few uncomfortable wiggles. Mostly though, amazing wow voice and so exhilarating lyrics! Get her CD now. You will not be disappointed.

Now to the card. Prince of Disks. This one is out plowing the fields. Very Taurean. He is investing the concentration required to bring forth the fruits of the land. And the soil is rich with it. Fecund. Flowers are bursting forth in the background (Rachel sang about flower sex, by the way), and there are seeds and grain and cells and ova and sperm and gold in the ground.

For the first time I see this card not as solitary and shoulder-to-the-stone, but more as an intimate relationship with the land. He is not alone. He is grounded deep in Her.

Thanks, sex positive night. You’ve made my heart a little bit more open. Aww!

P.S. MORE DISKS! Woaw.

Bless!

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The Daily Card, Oct. 4, 2014 – The Star

October 5, 2014 in The Daily Card by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Daily Card

October 4, 2014 – XVII – The Star

Visconti Tarot – Major Arcana

IMG_4631Today the deck I grabbed from my bag was the Visconti Tarot, Major Arcana deck that my lovely Mr. gave me for my birthday back in May. I haven’t had much of a chance to play with this deck since it is a majors-only deck (whereas the deck linked above is the full deck, available from Llewellyn Worldwide). The cards are so amazingly beautiful though. I really do love them.

The card I pulled was The Star. She is standing on the ground, reaching for the stars. A star is lowering itself into her grasp.

I love the imagery of being grounded and reaching for the stars. It reminds me of the end of a piece I wrote, which closed; “I choose to raise my beautiful, strong, self-aware and loving children with their feet on the ground, and their hands reaching for the stars that glow in a future of their own making.”

Her cloak is adorned with stars, her dress with what appears to be torches. Yet in contrast to the bright and dazzling aspects of her garb, her dress is a calm blue, and she’s standing in a green landscape.

She dwarfs the mountains behind her. (On the shoulders of giants.)

Her face is dour though, or a little forlorn? I know that this is due to the stylistic renderings of the deck, but since this is the card I am reading, and this is the deck it is from, it bears mentioning.

I will take it as a caution; be grateful for the stars that are within reach. It doesn’t all have to be quite so onerous.

Lighten up!

Bless!

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The Daily Card, Oct. 3, 2014 – Seven of Disks

October 4, 2014 in The Daily Card by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Daily Card

Oct. 3, 2014 – Seven of Disks

Tarot Sutra: An Intimate Guide to the Secret Language of Sex

IMG_4626It’s an evening draw this time. I reached in my bag of tricks and pulled out The Tarot Sutra. These cards are for sure from my back-up card pile that I tapped into when my faves were stolen a while back. And somewhere along the way I ditched the corresponding book, which was perhaps some kind of western ceremonial sex magick thing? I don’t remember it, so it must not have been that entertaining. (Nor informative.)

But the real reason I don’t love this deck it that, while the images are simple and reminiscent of the Rider-Waite deck (which is sweet and reminds me of my very first deck – an oversized Rider-Waite that that belonged to my older sister), the phrase under the images distracts me from reading the card in an intuitive way.

That said, I like the card. The sense of work well done. The fruits of labor. A moment of rest. Evening time after a long day.

In this card I see the time of year again. The burgeoning harvest. The hard work that brings food and herb to those that need it. How our local economy ties us so strongly to the seasons.

We are an agrarian culture here in Mendocino County. We know that money does actually grow on trees. Well, plants anyway.

I jest. But not really.

So I take this moment and breathe in, taking a breath with everyone else in this region, preparing for the bustle that will descend upon us all any moment now.

Threshold of Change, indeed.

(On that note, I think I need to replace my Rider-Waite deck. )

Bless!

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The Daily Card, Oct. 2, 2014 – Two of Disks

October 2, 2014 in The Daily Card by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Daily Card

Oct. 2, 2014 – Two of Disks

IMG_4615Today I pull the two of disks – again! Or in this case, Two of Pentacles. The deck I’ve chosen today is the Vertigo, featuring the stellar and kind spooky artwork of Dave McKean, originally of The Sandman fame.

While it is the same card as I pulled yesterday, it is decidedly NOT the same card. This is why I love using different decks!

Today’s Two of Pentacles very much speaks to me of the change of season. I also brings to the surface the need for cultivation of that delicate balance between light and dark.

With a light square with a pentacle encased by other geometric shapes above, and a mirroring dark image below, it calls in the axiom of as above, so below. The light pentacle is pointed upward – matter to spirit, and the dark pointed down – spirit to matter. The essential dance between dream and manifestation.

Both light and dark are etched and splattered with gold.

There is a swirl of light and dark joining the two in the center. Solve.

I’m digging an alchemical vibe today.

 

Bless!

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The Daily Card, October 1, 2014 – Two of Disks

October 2, 2014 in The Daily Card by Lasara Firefox Allen

The Daily Card

Oct. 2, 2014 – Two of Disks

The Leonardo Da Vinci Tarot

IMG_4598Welcome!

 

This is my inaugural post on my new tarot blog; The Daily Card. I will be drawing a card a day every weekday, from a different deck each time, for a full year.

Today I drew the Two of Pentacles, aka, disks, aka Earth. The image is of a healthy little toddler holding a cat. The little one has another cat by their (gender neutral they) feet. In the background is the opening of a cave – as though we are within the cave. Beyond the mouth of the cave lies an environment like the North American southwestern desert; rocks and crags and canyons.

In the foreground, where the babe sits on the ground, there are flowers and green plants growing. It’s not lush, but it is living. The kiddo and the cats are in a safe space, sheltered and protected from the harsher elements outside.

Who needs more than cats and cuddles, and roof over the head?

I pull in the awareness that twos are to me cards of balance and contentment. A sweet spot to start out from.

 

IMG_4600And, because this is the beginning, I draw a second card…

and I find The Fool! Of course I do. Because the cards are like that. A beginning like this needs The Fool.

Though I have worked with this deck quite a bit, I have not seen this card before. As a rule I don’t familiarize myself with all the cards in a deck. I like the fluid nature that arises from the intuitive relationship with the cards as they appear familiar.

This Fool is different than any Fool I have seen. The image is of a flying contraption. It brings to mind Icarus. There is a fortress to the right, and a body of water to the left. The only way out is up. And so the Fool flies.

Perhaps it’s not the safest option, but it is the most freeing. Given the choice of confinement or risk, I choose to take flight.

Bless!

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