Just Because


The Hermit card, from the Art of Life Tarot by Charlene Livingstone. I’ll be doing a longer post on it over on Dangling Pentacles Tarot in the next few days, but no time tonight. It just arrived in the mail today, and I’m loving it. For now, enjoy the painting and the lovely quote. What a great tool for writers this could be, between the fantastic art and the wonderful quotes!

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10 thoughts on “Just Because

  1. Just by looking at the painting for The Hermit, it seems more casual and relaxed than the many esoteric illustrations of other decks. Yet, it isn’t fair to say without seeing the other cards; and I’m, by no means, a qualified person to say so. I can only give my humble opinion, but I’ve read that if a person feels at ease and can relate to a certain tarot deck, then maybe that’s the one that can unlock the mysteries we seek. I look forward to a more in depth review. Thanks for sharing, DD. 🙂

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  2. It is a very peaceful scene, isn’t it? And Goddess knows there’s nothing more soothing to me than the ocean. Being at peace with oneself enough to enjoy your own company is a great thing.

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  3. Beautiful Image and quote. Most of my poetry and writing has an element of the Ocean in it. Or at least something to do with water.

    I have a deep bond with The Element of Life, except for the fact that it will quickly empty the contents of my stomach if I’m on it for too long, but that’s more to do with biology than anything.

    Most of the men in my father’s side of the family were sailors of one breed or another. I live in Louisiana so am virtually surrounded by water on a daily basis. In the summer it rains here just about every day. I am a Pisces. My father’s bloodline is heavily Norse and my Mother’s heavily Italian. There are several others…. but the speculation begins to be more mysticism than fact after a while. (I’ve found myself knowing a great deal about Maritime things while not having a great deal of education on the subject. I have always had dreams that are very vivid and usually involve traveling on or just being near a Sailing Ship.)

    My favorite sounds have always been 1) The sound of a Thunderstorm Downpour and 2) Waves on the shore. (I’m sure this is true for a lot of other people, but it fits anyway)

    I’ll have to check the other blog out. I’d like to see more of that Deck. Tarot has always been interesting to me.

    Thanks for Sharing that D.D! 🙂

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    1. Water is so primal, all life came out of the ocean and I think that’s why so many of us feel so connected to it still. As one of the characters in “The Wind in the Willows” (was it Rat?) said, “•”There is nothing–absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Being on, in or near the water is my favorite place to be.

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    1. It’s a fascinating subject. I’ve been studying it for years and there’s still tons I don’t know. That’s one of the things I like about it, I’ll never exhaust it.

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  4. I’m so glad you liked it! I’d never seen this painting before, and there are a number of others in the deck I’ve never seen or heard of. This one is worth the price just for the glorious art. I’ll be over to read the post 🙂

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