Conflict & Change: World Tarot for Week Beginning 03.06.2022

A week of conflicting media messages and change overall.

A week where the people’s voice will be heard more strongly.

A week of decisive action, quite possibly more military incursions and conflict.

A week where the use of our own discernment will be ever more important.

A week where practical matters regarding health, efficiency and money need to be broadcast.

A week where broadminded diplomacy should be instigated.

And finally, a week which may well witness some fundamental and rapid changes.


Copyright Francis 2022

World Tarot – Is it Going to be a Mad March?

Card deck used: Golden Tarot by Lo Scarabeo.

Tarot spread used: Days of the Week or Luminary spread. Centre card = the Sun; top left = Moon; top right = Mars; top = Mercury; bottom = Jupiter; bottom left = Venus; bottom right = Saturn.

I asked about the world in March. I got 4 Major Arcana, and 3 court cards. This will be a key and important 31 days.

The World was drawn as the centre card! An important month of change and renewal, endings and beginnings and, most importantly, new hope for all in this realm.

Queen of Swords in Moon position. I think we can expect some better news, bringing some clarity and justice to the situation (health too?) to ameliorate our feelings, especially in regard to our families and nations.

Knight of Swords in Mars position. Swift action and counter action likely on the military front and more clarity in the ‘fog of war’.

The Empress in the Mercury position. I think the news is going to make the news! Expect a more balanced, diverse output from various media sources.

The Hermit in Jupiter position. At times, being in the know can be a lonely place, but the truth is paramount however unpalatable it may seem at first. Others will follow.

The Star in the Venus position. However ‘bad’ things may seem to be, there is a force for good out there – looking out for us. Praise yourself, look after those around you.

King of Coins in Saturn position. Ultimately, the major outcome of this month will be practical. Money, currency, banking, investment, commodities, metals and securities, all will be highlighted and be the underlying reason for all the action – in the pursuit of establishing ethical and humanitarian ways of running our lives on a practical, sustainable footing.


Copyright Francis 2022

Truthfulness Is Not Optional — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)

In a time when crime and inflation are rising together, when independent nations are threatened by massive powers eager to consume them, and when dispassionate public discourse seems impossible, it’s bracing to remember the fairness and generosity that make justice and good judgment possible. 1,143 more words

Truthfulness Is Not Optional — The Imaginative Conservative

‘Lost In A Lost World’ — Read the lyrics

This is the opening track on The Moody Blues 1972 album, Seventh Sojourn.

The song title, ‘Lost in a Lost World’ speaks for itself. If anything, the lyrics are more appropriate now than they were 49 years ago — they are quite profound and prophetic, a very sad testimony to where we are now, what we have become.

But there is always hope. Even if it feels that we have been deserted, goodness can and will return. That process begins by understanding the truth…through prayer…and through love.

Copyright Francis 2021

Soil (A Poem)

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He dug deep in the soil,
the loam and silt of a fertile marsh;
from a long line of broken-back men,
inured to suffering and pain,
consistent with their DNA
from far distant crescents.
The men who toiled and fed the idle,
who gave their all to generations,
many to rot in the quagmires
of pointless conflicts, or like him —
alone, prostrate in his garden.

Copyright Francis 2021

St. Anne Shrine, Sturbridge, MA — Gargoyles and Grotesques (Reblog)

A Bronze Statue of Saint Joan of Arc in Full Battle Armor Seen on the Grounds of St. Anne Shrine in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 23, 2017)

St. Anne Shrine, Sturbridge, MA — Gargoyles and Grotesques

The American Revolution Kicks Off — December 14 1774

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The first shots and eventual capture of the American Revolution began at Fort William & Mary on December 14, 1774.

This fort in New Hampshire saw the only action of the subsequent American Revolutionary War to occur in the New England state. This initial attack was carried out by local patriots under John Langdon.

Copyright Francis 2020

Alone

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Alone —
this solitude pounds deafeningly
between my ears.
After the forgotten slap
inducing that first
sharp intake of air,
to my first memory
of a Dresden widow beaming down
into the four walls of my pram,
just what kind of oblivion did I inhabit;
how does it differ from the misery
gripping me now?

In this realm it is the sentence
of every soul to be alone,
even as flesh touches flesh,
reaching the heights of ecstasy
of mortal love.
Soon it is over
and the wails return,
cursing the passion which ensnared
this fractal of spirit
in a world of its own.

Copyright Francis 2020

World War II Army Adventure (73) – Dear Folks – BANG ! – November 21, 1944 — “Greatest Generation” Life Lessons (Reblog)

Nov. 21, 1944 Dear Folks – BANG ! All in one and a half hours my bags are packed, my equipment is turned in, I climbed into a G.I. truck, I travel halfway across camp, I get out of the truck, I draw new company equipment, and unpack my bags.  Now I’m in a new […]

World War II Army Adventure (73) – Dear Folks – BANG ! – November 21, 1944 — “Greatest Generation” Life Lessons