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Rainring #14 Obsession


Observation: If you take a close look at the woman it appears as though she is releasing a butterfly. There are the roses of passion on the sides of the card. Is that a crow sitting on a rose in the upper right corner? Or is it just a bird with a merry song? Birds represent the soul as do butterflies. The latter represents transformation as well.

Luckily it’s not a black butterfly. My mum (Eastern European folklore) always said if you see a black butterfly it portends death. I have experienced this. I don’t know if I experienced it because I attached my mum’s meaning to the sighting or if there is some truth to this superstition.

If the butterfly was not black mum would say that changes are coming. These changes could be anything.

The traveller is meeting up with all kinds of deep-seated situations. I wonder if the traveller is learning anything?

So, if you asked the cards why you are not getting over the departure of your loved ones the Obsession card is telling you to get back into yourself. The ebb stage of grief is a normal process and where it becomes a real problem is holding onto that stage. Need to let go and enter the flow stage as depicted by the butterfly.



Relationship question


Jackie is not certain whether her relationship with Steve will work out. They recently got back together after a cooling period of three months.

She wants to know if the relationship will go smoothly this time. This question is not about the past.  

The opening card, DOG, seems to lend a friendly energy. It can also reveal Jackie’s commitment to the relationship. The Dog card is very supportive.

The cute dog is heading for the MOUNTAIN card. Look out! There will be some issues during this adjustment. This is understandable as couples tend to argue about what each other did while broken up.

Jackie may find that Steve is not willing to budge on many things. Some of these thing could be the reason they broke up.  He’s a tough cookie to crack.

The closing card, Park/Garden, coupled with the Mountain card strongly suggests a ‘shared’ problem. Will they overcome their differences? The feeling I get with this last card is that Steve will ‘come out’ regarding some matter. Things will be brought to surface for all to see that is if he even wants to be seen with Jackie in public.

The question was specific. I would say probably not to the question. We are asking about the now-future and the Mountain card is in the now-future. It will not be a smooth adjustment.

Rainring #13 Submission


The next card in the Rainring series is #13 Submission.

How many times have you felt like a scarecrow in certain situations? You know you are recognized in some ways and yet you feel helpless because you cannot do anything.

Daily draw: There are times when it is better to fill your ego with straw much like the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz. You can pose a threat just by being there and yet, you do not have to participate by voicing your opinion.

Other times, people will pick your brains to the point that you just give up. For the most part, when egos go to battle only the fittest survive. The lesson here is to know when to fight (resist) and when to quit (submit).

This card reminds me of the scarecrow I used to have in my organic garden. For many years it kept the birds away. One day I found it completely destroyed with shredded remnants of what was his head. Unfortunately it was a sitting duck. It had arms but they just hung on the side of the body unable to move or protect the scarecrow in the final hour. I was really upset at what happened to it. Of course, it wasn’t real but it felt real to me because it was part of the organic garden view for many years. I also gave him a name. He was part of the family.  He weathered all the winters but he could not weather the attack when it finally came.  😦

So, if you picked the Submission card as an advice card it is telling you to pick your battles. Many of those battles are within yourself. Find your footing in all situations crossing your path today. Know when to give in.



Zigeuner Wahrsagekarten – Constancy



As many of you know, over the months I will be moving posts on select cartomancy systems to CCC (Centre for Creative Cartomancy blog). This way you can read just about everything I wrote about the cards. I will also add recent thoughts on the cards. (excuse any typos 🙂 ) 

CONSTANCY.This card is found in the Art Deco, Zigeuner Wahrsagekarten, Biedermeier and several Sibilla decks.

The energy of Constancy is as its name CONSTANT. On its own it indicates NO CHANGE. No change is both positive and negative.

In positive situations, the circumstances will not get any worse. In negative situations, the circumstances will not improve.

In neutral situations – they remain neutral.

The eye in the image is also associated with protection, “the eye of God”. Symbolically, it means an understanding and knowing of that which is not seen. On the flip side of this interpretation comes, “the evil eye”. In this case it can suggest a reminder to look at your thought patterns. Seeing things from a negative perspective….casting an evil eye on a situation. It really depends which level of interpretation you want to use for the CONSTANCY card. Many card practitioners are involved in spell casting using “fortune telling” cards or creative visualization by using certain cards to help manifest a co-created reality.

When you meditate on this card, listen for words or key phrases that come from your subconscious. It is important to pay attention to what you hear … to make certain it is not your ego speaking and all the stigma’s connection to the image of an eye.

In a yes-no reading – the answer to your question will be no.

If you are involved in a project … just keep on doing what you are doing, one step at a time.

The CONSTANCY card does not increase or decrease. This can be a good thing because if you are wondering about the security of a love relationship as it is solid at the time of the reading it will remain as such unless there are highly challenging cards following. If the relationship is uncomfortable filled with bickering, it will not get better unless there are highly positive cards following.

Questions about promotions – strongly suggests that there will be a strict adherence to the rules & regulations … for example, it’s always been done like this. If the senior person is next in line for the promotion then that is what shall come to pass even though it was you who thought of the brilliant money-saving idea for the company.

Dedicated, continuous, reliable, steadfast, for sure, likeness, guaranteed, even Stephen, lack of change, faithful, routinely, fixed, the sun rises in the east, ask and ye shall receive, lacking variety, boring, power of the Universe, evil eye deflector

constancy.jpgThe Zigeuner CONSTANCY card
-depicts one large eye with shooting rays and a few tiny stars.

The Biedermeier CONSTANCY card
-has an image of an eye with puffy circular cloud around it. There 8 thick rays coming from the clouds.

The Art Deco CONSTANCY card
– shows and eye in the heavens with some fluffy clouds around it. There are 3 thick rays above and below the eye overlooking a mountainous landscape.


When the CONSTANCY card comes up in a layout it give stable energy to the surrounding cards. It anchors the energy. When it falls beside a card depicting a person, they are predictable and can be read like an open book. The essence of this card is similar to the feeling that you get when you are in a routine or habit of doing things.

Constancy, determination, stability, reliable friend.

Your day will probably be uneventful. It should be a relatively smooth day with no major ups and downs. If you are concerned about a condition around someone’s life, there will be no significant change one way or the other. You’ll be doing the same old thing at the same old time. The answer is you will get what you need, not what you want.

There is good support with this card. It will add a steadiness to the events that occur during the flow of the day. Usually this is a good thing. In some cases, it might not be because if the circumstance or person involved is not favorable, probably it will continue to be as unfavorable. At least there won’t be any dramatic change either way.
Of course this card can come up anywhere in the layout.


Your spiritual path is a steady force in your life. The meditations have come to a leveling off and you are not experiencing much headway. There is stillness in your heart. The healing is happening even though you don’t feel it. Keep at it, after every calm there is a storm which leads to discovery and an awakening.

Personality card

The person getting the reading is stable and doesn’t tend to go to extremes emotionally.  When they say they will call –they call.  A dependable sort of individual.  A calming effect.  If you think you can get a rise out of this person, guess again.

Current situation

The energy around you is steady and in balance.  Things will not escalate to a point beyond control.  There is no general chaotic influence in the present.

In money matters

If you are looking to get a raise, don’t expect immediate results.  If you are entitled to one then it will come when it is supposed to not any earlier.  When making purchases look for durability and quality instead of a cheap price tag.  Your finances will not improve greatly nor will they be depleted rapidly.

Invest in something that is steadily rising in price but not overpriced.


You are feeling kind of bored with the same old talk about the same old thing.  You receive a message that leaves you with the feeling of blandness.


You can count on your brother or sister to bail you out of trouble again. You go to the hair salon thinking you will be sporting a new  hairdo you saw in a magazine, and the hairdresser cuts it the same way she always does. Happens to me quite a bit lately.   🙂

In matters of the family &  home

One good thing about CONSTANCY falling in the family & home spot is that you can be sure that won’t change.  Don’t expect the unexpected!  One of your children comes home with an average mark in school. Always a “C” never an “A”.   You will have to stand on your head to get anyone to pay attention or to notice that you are in the room.  Don’t worry, if you are planning to host a dinner party, everything will work out as it always does.  If you burnt the chicken before, you will burn it again.  No big deal.  No one expects any different.

One of your parents is in stable condition.  It shouldn’t get worse or better.

In matters of love & luck

When you don’t know the person real well, you may be in for a surprise once the lights are turned off.  No fireworks this time.   The romantic evening will be filled with the usual. Bring along a book, lol. There is a plateau, neither up or down.  If you have had a lucky streak lately it will continue and that good news.  However, if the reverse is true, reconsider any gambling outings.

In matters of work

If you are not employed and looking for a job, CONSTANCY suggests that you will find something where there are lots of repetitious tasking that requires no creative input.   You won’t lose your job or get laid off.

Partnerships, Marriage and otherwise

The business relationship has a practical foundation built with equal weight.  The regular company you deal with will come through for you, again, as always.  If you are married, your partner will be always be available to you in a consistent manner.  If you are single,  you will meet a person that is a pillar of sameness – an open book, no big secrets about them. In one way this is good, at least you know exactly what you are getting.


The split is fair and everything divided equally.  No major problems in this area.  It’ll still be a slow process and you need patience during this time.  Nothing will change to your benefit if you try to force or push any issues.

An ending will occur that , it is out of everyone’s hands.  This time your God will call out an even numbers, but that is the way is has always been.  Odd, even, odd, even.


Pack your bags and get ready for that vacation to your favorite spot in the world.  You know the place you went to a few years ago.  It will be the only thing you can afford with the way the prices are.  Save up for the real expensive trip because if you did go now – you wouldn’t appreciate it as much.  Good news there is a cottage by the lake to rent, the same cottage you rented last year.

CONSTANCY in the travel spot indicates either that there will be no major travel or some travel but to similar locations.

If you had planned on some adventure, you will have a good time but not a great time.

Future Situation,  Achievements

One of the better cards to have in this position.  Don’t expect to make great headway.  No you won’t lose your job or get laid off.  You walk away even.  If you asked about faithfulness of a person the card suggests that you needn’t worry.  Your sales will be steady and are assured.  That large purchase you are planning to make is a good investment.  When things stay the same, it can be good or bad depending on the aspects around your question.  If it is general, then you can expect everything to be pretty much as it was.


The suggestion with the CONSTANCY card is that you might be getting fed up with a person because they are just blowing hot air and never do what they say they will.  Your friend has always been like that anyways.  Don’t expect them to turn over a new leaf quickly.  If they are doing something that is detrimental to the trust you share, then it might be time to take a second look at whether you want to remain friends.  You are hoping for some changes to happen that would add another dimension to the friendship.

Rainring #12 Invasion


The next card is the series is #12 Invasion.

I’m sure you have heard the expression, “Wrong place at the wrong time.” Yes, we all have had experiences dumped on us when we weren’t looking. Most of us have been sucked into other people’s drama. Many times we are left holding the bag.

If we asked a single question of the Rainring cards and drew Invasion it could mean many things depending on the question.

  • Love/relationship. Why isn’t he/she returning my call? Don’t be too pushy. When he/she is ready they will call.
  • Work. Will I get the promotion?  No, you are too bossy.

Perhaps the above is too simple an answer but in many cases our questions are simple to begin with.

Where am I at this point in my life?  Are you caught up in other people’s stuff.  Forcing yourself on other people will only frustrate you when they are not so eager to have you in their lives.

On the flip side you could making progress unblocking on your Heart Chakra.

Do you identify with the traveller or the woodsmen?