January 9th, 2009

pretty lady

Milk and Butter, Card 2


I'm doing a spread inpired by a story about Brigid, an Irish saint. I love these stories about her because they emphasize abundance.

Once Brigid was sent to help the dairymaids with milking of the cows. The milk would be made into butter for the household. Brigid milked her cows and gave all the milk away to the poor people living in the neighborhood. When the maids began churning the butter Brigid did not have any milk to give them. She prayed for abundance. And what happened? The butter increased to twice as they had expected! Brigid took the extra butter, and gave it to the poor, just as she had done with the milk.

Cards
1. What do I produce, do, make, or earn to nurture myself and my family?
2. Who are the poor and needy in my neighborhood whom I care about? These could be real people, but also aspects or attitudes in myself or in others.
3. How much do I give away from what I produce or receive (1) 
to the poor and needy (2)?
4. The household. This can be aspects in me.
5. My prayer for abundance
6. The result 

Regarding to the first card of the spread that I pulled yesterday, the King of Cups, what I produce in my work is fun and laughter, creating possibilities for insight, steps that people can take in their lives.

Today I have read the card for the second question: who are the poor and needy in my neighborhood?

The card I that I have pulled is Nine of Pentacles from the Victorian Romantic Tarot. 

                       

The card pictures a part in my self that is poor and needy. It is a need to be independent, confident, emotional an material secure.

Story from Amber K and Azrael Arynn K. Candlemas: Feast of Flames, Llewellyn, 2003.