Divination · Energy Healing · Journal

Begin as you mean to go on…

I once dated a guy who had that as his motto, and it’s quite fitting for the beginning of a new calendar year, isn’t it? 🙂

Woke to blowing snow, frigid temps, and wanting to stay in bed all day long! Instead I got up, fed the pets, wrote 3 things I’m thankful for, pulled cards, made breakfast for my guy, and now I’m drinking a cup of tea and writing this.

I intend to blog more, keep a simple morning ritual (most likely exactly what I did today), and, as the card says, make time for spirit. No yoga because of a bad knee, but more tuning in to myself and Spirit. Transformation doesn’t have to come in a Tower-like incident, it can build slowly and comfortably until it’s such a part of you that when you look back you really can’t tell when the shift happened.

So many of us make resolutions, big ones usually, and they fizzle after a few days or weeks because it’s such a huge change that we have a hard time incorporating it into our lives. So take small steps. Go for slow and easy. Bring comfort, joy, and courage to what you do, and it will go much easier.

Here’s to new beginnings!

©Pip Miller – January 2019

PS: A wonderful way to start things fresh is with a Dare session. It unblocks the energies of your bottom 5 chakras, opening new paths in your life and allowing you to speak your truth more easily. Curious about it? Read about it here. 🙂

 

Divination · Energy Healing · Journal

Word for the Year and a Bit of Divination

Last week I pulled a card from the Osho Zen Tarot, seeing what it had in mind for me for my word for 2019. It came up with this:

I wasn’t quite feeling it, so later I tried again. Same card. Hmph.

The next day I was watching this weird show a friend mentioned that’s called Kentucky Ayahuasca, and one of the clients mentioned “transformation”. Ok, that’s 3 times. Fine.

Then yesterday another friend gave me a card reading, and what did she say during the reading? Yeah. So. Guess what my word is for next year? Lol

I pulled a few cards on the 20th to see how the winter season was going to go for me, and these came up:

That’s not a great picture, sorry. They’re incredibly reflective.

Mentally, oh, definitely it’s been a 10 of wands time, and it looks like the next 3 months won’t change much. Gorramit. I’m going to have to make shifting that a focus.

Physically, feeling fat and blech. Yup. Time to address that, too.

Financially, oh, I like this!!!! My greatest wish is that Hygge Lightwork gains footing and all the clients who need my help around the world find me.

Not too bad for an outlook, and coupled with my friend’s reading, it’s going to be an interesting few months!

May the rest of the month and year be good to you, and let’s set the intention that next year will be SO much better. Because I don’t know if I can take another year like this one. You?

©Pip Miller – December 2018

With hope,

Pip 🙂

Divination · Journal

One Card for a Coffee!

I’m trying out something new and fun, and wanted to let you guys in on it, too! In exchange for a cup of coffee, I’ll pull a card and tell you what I get from it. No question from you, just tapping into my intuition. So far the feedback for the two I’ve done has been wonderful, and one of them freaked both myself and the person out completely!

So if you want to give it a try for a mere $3.00, click on the link above and we’ll get to it!

 

Divination · Journal

Selling My Prized Possession

Because I’m in a pretty big financial “Oh, shit!” situation right now. It’s one of the limited collector’s edition of Ciro Marchetti’s Gilded Reverie Lenormand that was self-published before US Games mass market edition. It was given to me a few years ago, and I’ve been too afraid to use it (it was slightly used when I received it) because of its worth. The cards are in fabulous condition, but on one side you can see where the previous owner shuffled them a bit. The box has the original tissue and ribbon, too. This is one-of-a-kind due to the inscription on the bag, and they are no longer available. It’s breaking my heart to sell it, to be quite honest, but it’s either sell this or sell my car.

Original box and ribbon

 

I’m asking $450.00, payable via PayPal (non-negotiable due to PayPal fees and shipping costs). I prefer to ship within the US due to the shipping rates, but we can discuss this. Please, only serious inquiries. I’ve already had the spam emails from Craigslist…argh.

I also have 3 Filofaxes for sale. One A5 Chameleon in Red (can’t find them anymore), a personal purple Malden lovingly used and sadly being sold, and a pocket Kingfisher Blue Metropol (can’t find them, either. The A5 is $100.00, the Malden is $$65.oo, and the Metropol is 75.00.

Soft fake leather. Cleans easily and holds up being thrown in a purse like a dream. My very first Filofax.

 

Divination · Energy Healing · Journal · Misc · Nature

Summer Solstice

The past weeks have been…I don’t really think there is a word for it. I’m sure another language has the perfect word for being horrified, despairing, raging, and heartbroken all in one, but I don’t know what it is.

Today, though, today is the solstice. When we have the longest day of the year. Tons of sun. Which, quite frankly, for someone living in the high desert of the southwest, is not necessarily a good thing. Melting comes to mind.

You know what, I’m going to be honest…I had a post all ready in my head about the balance of day and night, how it was the Hanged Man, the still point…and then as I started writing this, I realized I had the wrong time of the year. Yes, I’ve been that distracted lately. I find myself driving and getting lost in my head, as if I’m daydreaming; I go to the grocery store and almost start wandering aimlessly, as if I’ve lost my memory.

I haven’t, but it feels like it. Concentrating is difficult lately, and I’m finding that sometimes when I stand up it feels as if I’ve sprained one ankle or the other, and I haven’t. A friend with fibro says it’s a symptom of it, and all I can think is, great, yet another pain.

Oh, I restarted my Instagram account because I needed the app on my phone for the bookstore’s account, and well…in for a penny, in for a pound, right? As soon as I posted about the free sessions, I received an email that someone had bought a cup of coffee/aka sparkling water. Yeah, the power of Instagram is amazing, so I’m trying to use it more. Plus, Twitter, which I love, is so full of everything that’s going on, and pictures are a nice distraction quite frankly.

I hope you’re all doing well.

With hope,

Pip

©Pip Miller – June 2018

PS: Did you see A Knight’s Tale?

~Kate: With hope. Love should end with hope. My husband, God rest him, told me something I’ll never forget.

(in a letter): Hope guides me. It is what gets me through the day and especially the night. The hope that after you’re gone from my sight it will not be the last time I look upon you.~

So my sign off will now be “With hope”. I’ve always loved that bit of the movie.

 

Divination · Journal

Challenge Accepted

I know this may come as a surprise, but the purpose of having a blog is to, well, blog. I know, right?? Who knew? 🤣 I’ll be spending the next 6 weeks or so (until May 1) focusing all my attention here, on my blog. Blogging. No Twitter, no Tumblr, no Instagram commenting…just blogging.

It’s going to be like a LiveJournal revival – ok, maybe not – but it will be blogging old-school; life stuff, pictures, things I find interesting, books I’m reading. Forget trying to promote myself*; I want to have fun and find my voice again, not just rt and reblog things.

Check out what my gorgeous Osho Zen deck had to say about it this morning:

Yeah, this deck gets me. 😎

I’m following those of you who have blogs that I know of, but just in case I’m missing a few, let me know your blog address and I’ll follow along! Maybe you’ll get excited about blogging again, too!

Here’s to going old-school! 🍻 (that’s supposed to be two beer mugs, clinking together…not sure if it looks like that or not)

Much love!

©Pip Miller – March 2018

*I am still doing energy work, so feel free to check into that side of my website, too!

PS: I also really, really need a break from all the news, especially on Twitter. Major overload. I think that’s where the ‘healing’ comes into play in the cards above.

 

Divination · Journal · Paganism

When Spirit Comes Knocking

Sometimes Spirit just really want to get one’s attention, and yesterday She was quite obvious in her determination.

Most mornings I pull some cards to get a feel for the day, and yesterday one of the cards I pulled from the Mythical Goddess Tarot was Yemaya. Now Yemaya and I have a long history of dancing around each other, but I didn’t really think anything about the card beyond the message, which is, in part, about connecting with Mother so you can be a light for others.

Later, at work, we received a shipment of glass figurines that hang from cords. Two of them were mermaids, which I’d never seen before. Pretty, but again, I didn’t give it much thought.

The final frying-pan-upside-the-head was late last night when I was watching “Saving Grace” on Netflix (great show!). A young girl woke from a coma, speaking Portuguese and repeating a phrase. I picked up the word “Yemonja” and waited til they had translated what she was saying, and sure enough, she was praying to Yemonja! Alrighty then!

I did a bit of research (again), and found this article about her, and that’s when the light bulb really went off, and now I’m getting a feel for why she’s been making herself known to me so many times over the last 15 years or so.

This morning’s message came via an Instagram post from Tarot Readings From a Bitch, in which she had created a water altar, something I’ve not done, though it had been suggested to me before by Joanna Powell Colbert. Got it.

-Aside: read both of their blogs. You won’t regret it.

So I’m off to create a water altar, do some connecting, and figure out how to be a landlocked mermaid. 🙂

Have you ever had Spirit, in one form or another, be as determined to get you to pay attention? Who and how? Let’s hear about it!!

©Pip Miller – March 2017

PS: Almost forgot! Today and tomorrow, in honor of Yemaya and the water element, I’m offering a 15-minute session for $10 that focuses solely on the chakra associated with water; the sacral chakra. Let’s unblock some of that stuck energy and get things flowing! You can make your payment here, and don’t forget to put your email address in the notes so I can contact you and set up a time!

 

Divination · Energy Healing · Journal · Paganism · Social Media

Pulling Focus and Having Fun

My dear writer/Browncoat friend, Claudia told me, “Start with the places where *you* enjoy hanging out, and that have a platform conducive to your message. Learn it, play.” Light bulb!! She totally nailed the key that I’d been missing all this time: I need fun. Too serious and I’m all, “UGH! Again??” “Should” and “have to” are not for me.

As well, Lady Althaea gave me a mini bone reading, in which she told me, “There’s opportunity to use healing skills to help others. But ur (sic) not focused, chasing after every lead.”, and “You’re jumping about like a rabbit…” Well, a rabbit is my Chinese astrological sign. 😉 Aside…get thee to her site and order a reading. You won’t regret it.

I’m listening!

I will only be on Instagram and Twitter, and nowhere else!

Fun and focus. I can do this!

Much love,

Pip 🙂

©Pip Miller – March 2016

PS: Two great blog posts really spoke to me this past week. One is by Spirit and Saga, about the Death card as her card for the year. As of this past Wednesday, it’s mine for the year, too.

The other is by Catherine Chapman, about a tarot spread and soul retrieval. Lots of food for thought! That spread is definitely in my future.

Divination · Filofax · Journal · Nature

Hello, March!!!

I love March. It’s a great month for me. And it finally feels like winter is heading out, and spring is wandering in. For the first time ever, there’s been more than one robin at the birdbath. The other day there were 6!! I couldn’t believe it!

Last night I did some random card readings using my trimmed Fey Tarot, and it must have been the wine, but my intuition was on the ball and the cards just spoke to me. It was wonderful! I pulled these for March:

March reading

I love this deck, and I love not knowing what the majority of the cards are. Helps my Virgo step aside and let my Pisces intuition kick in! What do you see in these cards?

Things are changing, that’s obvious. Not always in a good way, but still, changing. I came across an Instagram post by Alaina O’Brien this morning that mentions how things/we are being broken down in order to become something bigger and better. Pretty much sums it all up, wouldn’t you say?

There was also this amazing post by Pearl Wilde that really hit home last night, too.

I have high hopes for March. Hopes that the darkness and fear and struggles will get easier, hope that peace is to be found in the little things, and hope that spring brings growth and joy and happiness with it. Do you have hopes for this month?

©Pip Miller – March 2017

PS: I have a part-time day job again, but I have plenty of time for healing sessions! Don’t hesitate to ask for a particular time! If it doesn’t fit my schedule, we’ll work something out. 🙂

PPS: One thing I’ve noticed since I haven’t been using my Filofax…I can’t find anything!

Divination · Journal

I Created a Tarot Spread!

It’s quick, easy, and I’m calling it, “Pip’s Short and Sweet Spread” (I think everyone who creates card spreads should include their name so credit can be given, don’t you?).

It’s 4 cards, lay them out however you like – I rarely used the layout of different spreads I’m using – and this is how it works:

Card one is the answer to your question.

Card two is the ‘because’ of the answer.

Card three is the ‘so’ what next.

Card four is the ‘and then’.

©Pip Miller
©Pip Miller

For example:

What can expect if I do x?

10 Swords:  Overwhelm, too much, exhaustion.

10 Cups: Because I need time with my family.

Fool: So, make your decision, start fresh, and go for it.

Empress: And then you’ll have the time to bring new life into your situation.

See? Short and sweet, but full of information!

It can actually be used with a question such as, “Should I….”. I know tarot readers dislike yes/no questions overall, but sometimes you really need an answer and this will work for that.

So for the above, you’d have something like:

Should I do x? 

Yes, you’re done, you’re over what’s going on, and you need to head towards that light in the distance.

Because, it will bring more happiness to your family situation.

So take the leap and trust your decision.

And then things will grow and progress in an abundant way.

A slightly different take, but with that shift from ‘what to expect’ to ‘should I’, it’s a more defined answer in some ways.

If you use this spread, tag it with #PipsShortandSweet on Instagram or Twitter! I’d love to see what you think of it. 🙂

©Pip Miller – June 2016