Litha Tarot Blog Hop – Joy

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Litha Blessings to everyone!

This season’s Tarot Blog Hop theme is JOY! So I made a list of things that make me Happy and feel Joy coupling it up with Tarot Cards from my Collection.

Joy

Love

Tarot Card – The Lovers – The Mary-El Tarot

Tarot Card Key Words – Duality through relationship with another and choice (and most relationships are choices).

The Lovers Mary-El TarotI am exceptionally lucky to have the most amazing man in my life who I am also best friends with. He can make me laugh, is very supportive and loves me for who I am. He is also going to be an incredible father. I am happy to see him everyday and share my life with him. It’s love when you know the person, good and bad and still light up inside when you see them. It also helps if they like some of the same things you do.

Baby

Tarot Card – The Sun – Stolen Child Tarot

Tarot Card Key Words – Joy, feeling alive and achievement

The Sun Stolen Child Tarot

Even though baby is still growing (although this may have changed when this is published, I am scheduling this because baby could arrive any day now) I still feel a lot of joy and love towards the little one. Every time baby moves I smile and I can’t imagine how I am going to feel when I am able to hold our baby in my arms. It is something that I was told may never happen for me so this is our miracle. Life is going to change but it is going to be incredible to watch this little body, mind and spirit grow and I can’t wait to see if we are having a boy or girl and what little parts of me and little parts of JT baby is going to have. Exciting days.

Friendship

3 of Cups Tarot IlluminatiTarot Card – 3 of Cups – Tarot Illuminati

 

Tarot Card Key Words – Celebration, friendship and being social

Little in life means more to me than my closes friends and even when I am half the world away from the close friends I grew up with thanks to the wonders of technology we are able to be in contact and they are in contact with me every day. Which means so much when I am experiencing a lot of huge life changes without them. I was very blessed to have a great group of friends around me for the majority of my life once I hit High School and I know that these people have made my life better, encouraged me to be a better person, laughed with me and sometimes at me and accept me for who I am, even when I put my foot in my mouth and that happens a lot.

Queen of Pentacles Light Grey TarotNature

Tarot Card – Queen of Pentacles  – The Light Grey Tarot

Tarot Card Key Words – Earth signed person and practicality

Nothing lifts my spirits like being in nature. Living my life mostly by the ocean and studying Marine Biology at School and swimming nearly every day really cemented this for me. While living in Australia I have swam with Whale Sharks (which if you EVER get the chance will blow your mind, even one woman on the boat who couldn’t swim well and was aided in the water came back on the boat crying tears of joy) Dolphins, Seals and Sharks. I learnt to snorkel (thanks to my lungs I can’t scuba dive but that’s okay) spear fish (I was never very good at that) navigate on a boat and swim very well. More than that it has fostered my love of the ocean and the protection of our oceans is something I am still extremely passionate about to this day.

Now living in Canada I am closer to the other part of nature that I am really in love with which is forests and mountains. Wondering the dense green paths around our home is cleansing and amazing. I am looking forward to more hiking once baby is here and is settled and sharing and exploring with our little family and passing down (hopefully) the love and respect of the natural world. We only have one Mother Earth, can you imagine a world where we ALL felt her and acted like her partner and not dominator. That is a world I would love to see and live in.

Travel

3 of Wands Hezicos TarotTarot Card – 3 of Wands – Hezicos Tarot

Tarot Card Key Words – Synthesis, exploration and new ideas

I have incurable wanderlust and hope that is never is cured. Meeting new people and experiencing new cultures is one of the best things for spiritual and personal awareness and growth. I was very lucky to have a Father who was always encouraging me to go out into the World and seek new adventure, experience and meet people. He tells the most amazing stories about his travels in the UK, Europe and Canada and that always inspired me.

I have been blessed to walk the jungles and sulphur mines in Java, Hiked some of the Andes and Machu Picchu in Peru, experienced the wild beauty of Bolivia. Adored sight seeing in Singapore, some of the USA, China, Thailand and have been to every State and Territory in Australia. I also backpacked across Canada in 2007 which was incredible. My list of places of where I still want to go is so long I may never get there but, also I may.

An amazing thing happens when you get out of your own little world of your home town or place of residence, you are forced to connect. Of course it depends on how you travel and if you are looking to be a tourist or a traveller. Connecting to people as a traveller, visitor to homes I would never have dreamed and cultures that are so different, but similar to mine in some ways has changed me for the better every time.

It has also forced me to rely on myself, become more confident and meet some amazing people.

Writing, Reading and Art

King of Scrolls Chrysalis TarotTarot Card – King of Scrolls (Swords) – Chrysalis Tarot

Tarot Card Key Words – Intelligence, Curiosity and Air sign person

I have been writing in my journal since I was 11 years old and adore writing. Writing can be a cruel mistress for sure. Some days I can write 3000 words and others I just want to hide from the world and not think about it. But I always come back to writing.

Reading was encouraged in my home growing up and I knew that I had a better chance of having my parents gift me books than anything else and the library was always one of my number one places to be. I hope to pass on the love of reading to my children.

Art has always been something I have enjoyed and I have probably made nearly everything in regards to art and craft, I have never been the best drawer or painter but I love it and I guess that means more than being good at it.

Cooking

Temperance The Halloween TarotTarot Card – Temperance – The Halloween Tarot

Tarot Card Key Words – Alchemy, moderation (keep the chocolate chip cookies away!) and timing.

I am a baking queen and I love cooking. I have great memories of sitting in the kitchen watching my parents cook and my mother bake. My mum was so great with me in the kitchen, I wanted to bake all of the things and would try and help as much as I could. Licking the spoon was an obvious advantage as well.

When ever I think of holidays I think of my Mum’s cooking. I still make some of the amazing treats that she made and still does.

I participated in cooking classes at school, catering classes and was making meals for my family when I was in High School. I still love preparing food for people. It brings me such joy. My poor boyfriend however has also put on baby weight cause mumma has been cooking and baking while she has been at home over the last 2 weeks. Sorry babe.

 

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12 Comments
  • Olivia
    Posted at 16:23h, 21 June Reply

    Wonderful post! In the end I share each and every one of your joys! Good luck with that marvelous new baby!!!

    • Ethony
      Posted at 23:48h, 21 June Reply

      Thank you Olivia 🙂

  • Brdgett
    Posted at 17:57h, 21 June Reply

    Lovely! Best wishes with your baby. I hope that being a mum brings you endless joy!

    • Ethony
      Posted at 23:48h, 21 June Reply

      Thank you 🙂 we are very excited about welcoming our little one into the world

  • Ania
    Posted at 21:01h, 21 June Reply

    Lovely selection of cards to represent your joys 🙂

  • Alison
    Posted at 12:02h, 22 June Reply

    A wonderful post, and great cards too. Thanks for the inspiration – I’m going to do this for myself!

  • alisoncross
    Posted at 21:14h, 22 June Reply

    What beautiful cards you have chosen to illustrate your joys! And what beautiful joys you chose too!

    Ali x

  • Karen Sealey
    Posted at 09:46h, 23 June Reply

    What a lovely pick ‘n’ mix of cards to illustrate your story 🙂

  • Vivianne
    Posted at 12:41h, 23 June Reply

    Loved this use of your cards 🙂

  • Joanna Ash
    Posted at 14:05h, 26 June Reply

    Thank you for introducing cards from some decks I have never seen before. Great post!

  • Joanne Sprott
    Posted at 22:24h, 28 June Reply

    Great variety of decks you pulled from and all the cards illustrated your joys so well! Blessed baby time, dear one. 🙂

  • Chloe
    Posted at 19:04h, 13 July Reply

    I, too, loved the mix of wonderful pursuits and cards. Wishing you much joy with your new baby!

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