What’s in the Cards?
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What’s in the Cards?A Kitchen Tarot reading for June.
In a world that's frequently turbulent, the kitchen remains as mystical as a monastery. Winter's deadly blizzards are vacationing now, and residents of the Great Plains are sleeping much better because of it. There, to prevent from getting lost during the raging winter whiteouts and freezing to death, most local farmhouses feature a strong rope running from the back kitchen door out to the barn—a lifeline home. Similarly, when you're lost in family cyclones, the Kitchen Tarot can provide you safe guidance, too. Both the kitchen and the blizzard derive its powers from a calm center. So does a person.
The Kitchen Tarot, when blended with the philosophy of numerology, provides organic food-for-thought. To tarot, June brings with it the energies of the number One as our main course—the reduced single-digit for June=month #6, when added to the year 2011 becomes 2+0+1+7=10, whose sum total is 1+0 breaks down to 1—making this a month for new beginnings, focused consciousness, ingenuity, and individuality. Of June and this month's challenge, Shakespeare says: God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
Like the classic Magician tarot card, Kitchen Tarot's card One—Salt & Pepper—makes things happen. Salt is the policeman of taste: it keeps flavors in order and restrains the stronger from tyrannizing the weaker. At one point in time, a pound of black pepper could buy a serf his freedom. This month, independence, initiative and confidence is your entree. Salt & Pepper gives you the pull-out-a-plum thumbs up to escape all hum-drum, fly, go solo. During June, you're worth your weight in salt. Walk proud, and carry a big pepper mill.
This month, we also honor Juno, the principle goddess of the Roman Pantheon, and the goddess of marriage and the well-being of women. In addition to this being Gay & Lesbian Pride and Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month, it's also appropriate to take time to smell the roses—June's flower. As bedecked in card One, roses are symbolic of deep love, intelligence, and passion. Here, too, is a message for healing, rejuvenation, and courage. (Did you know that the Louise Hay has a rose named after her?)
Salt & Pepper invoke the warmth of the summer sun, the exuberant energy of Aries, and cleverness of Mercury. Mid-month, sober planet Saturn goes direct and is added to the batter to make things better, providing you with a tremendous capacity to convert your old wounds, as well as the old wounds of others, into brilliant opportunities. Call everyone to the table. Offer a toast and thanksgiving for good health. You can never re-create the past, of course. But you can shape your own future, and make a cake.
Salt & Pepper's Affirmation: I express myself lucidly and positively.