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New blog

September 16, 2016

I’ve started a new blog to reflect the new changes in my spiritual path.  This blog will most likely be used for the more mundane elements of my life and the other will reflect more of the spiritual areas, though I will continue to post what I please on either blog.  Chances are the new one will be more active than this one…I really haven’t figured it all out.  Just felt the need for a change. My life has gotten strange…I have to live my truth so this in part is how I’ve chosen to deal with it.

Any way, Star of Earth is the new blog.


Wisdom of Anita Blake: Obsidian Butterfly Edition

December 6, 2017

Been along time since I’ve done this.  Ninth installment.  Pity Quotes from Ms. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series…also known as “The things I learned from Anita Blake.”  This is probably my least favorite book in the series.  Still has some great quotes.

  • “ are people…little people trapped by the choices the adults around them make.”
  • “Curiosity is both a strength and a weakness.”
  • “If you want to find a good doctor in a hospital, don’t ask other doctors or referral services.  Ask a nurse.  Nurses always know who’s good and who’s not. They may not say the bad stuff aloud, but if they say something good about a doctor, you can take it to the bank.”
  • “Cops aren’t encouraged to complicate a case.  They’re encouraged to simplify it.”
  • “If you can’t impress yourself, then no else really matters.”
  • “It’s one thing to know how to lie, but to be able to lie with your eyes says you are someone not to be trusted.”
  • “Girls can do anything they want to do, including protect themselves and beat up bad guys.”
  • “You can’t hide from yourself, not forever, and you can’t ever outrun yourself.”
  • “Just because your belief says something is wrong doesn’t mean someone’s not going to break the rules.”
  • There are some stories, some memories, that if you tell them after dark, they seem to gain weight, substance, as if there are things listening, waiting to hear themselves spoken of again.  Words have power. But even thinking about them is sometimes enough to make the air in a room heavy.”
  • “Survival first. Try to stay out of jail second.”
  • “Niceness is highly underrated by most people.”
  • “Arrogance or stupidity, sometimes there’s not much difference between the two.”
  • “Survival first, moral issues later.”
  • “If you hate anyone or anything with an unreasoning, uncompromising hatred, then you are blind where your hatred is concerned.”
  • “…police don’t like civvies mucking up their murder scenes, makes them testy.”
  • “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”
  • “If you think love makes you happy…you’ve either never been in love, or never been in love long enough to have to start compromising.”
  • “Something about a woman’s hip structure makes a gun at the small of the back not the best idea.”
  • “The first five pounds are easy to get rid of, the second five are harder, and it gets even harder from there.”
  • “I hate woman who complain about being fat when they’re like a size five. Anything under size five isn’t a woman.  It’s a boy with breasts.”
  • “There are a lot of ways to die.  Being killed is only one of the more obvious ones.”
  • “If you only believe when it’s easy, you don’t really believe.”

Anubis Chart

October 9, 2017

Anubis Cross-Stitch by me

I designed and stitched this piece for a friend.  Below is the chart.

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Egyptian Eyes Cross Stitch Chart

August 25, 2017

I can’t tell you the last time I sat down to stitch or even craft.  Had the idea for some gifts today but couldn’t find a chart that I liked, so I designed one.  This chart is free to use.  Do not kit, do not mass produce.  It is for private use only.

The right eye is typically called the Eye of Ra and the left the Eye of Horus.  For an understanding of the symbolism see here.

Egyptian Eyes

Tarot Writing Prompt: Sun & Moon’s Queen of Wands

April 28, 2017

WdQn Sun & Moon


“Showtime.” I think to myself.  I stand just beyond the edge of the light of the bonfire, my familiar at my side.  I nod a signal to the others, then stride to the flame and light my dancing stick.  Read more…

Tarot Writing Prompt: Sun & Moon 5 of Pentacles – Worry

April 27, 2017

P5 Sun & Moon

He found her lying there on the grass next to the temple wall.  She was curled into a ball, sobbing her heart out.  Quietly he squatted down next to her, pushing his small dog to the side.  “Are you hurt?  Physically I mean.”

She rolled her body silently from side to side, a fraction of an inch. Read more…

New moon reading

March 29, 2017

I did this reading using two, well three decks.  Lack of sleep made me choose this route because I figured if I didn’t get the point with one card, maybe I would with the other.  In some cases it was a challenge to figure out what the shared meaning was.  I used my usual spread which you can find under the tarot spreads tab above (EDIT:  huh actually it isn’t…1-3 waxing cresent, 4-7 circle, 8-10 waning crescent, remaining horizontally across the bottom).  Chrysalis and Sun and Moon tarot decks then the final 4 cards are a divination deck I used for mantras. Read more…

Deck Interview: Sun and Moon Tarot

March 23, 2017

I bought this deck last Saturday because I couldn’t get it out of my head.  I don’t need another deck, I thought.  I rarely use all that I have as it is.  Bought it anyway.  My first impression is that it is a very loving deck.  The purpose of the interview is for me to figure out what to do with it.

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