If we haven’t said or used the word kindness, does it mean we haven’t been?


I was reading a post by Ilona at www.easydiet.blog about how little it costs to be a nice person, and it got me thinking about kindness. While researching synonyms, I found this interesting fact. The use of the word kindness has dropped consistently since the 1800s. If we haven’t said or used the word kindness, does it mean we haven’t been? Fortunately, there appears to be a resurgence in the word’s use.

IV The Emperor – Toth

Aries; pioneer, discoverer, leader, initiator; creative wisdom; great leadership qualities; urge for action, adventurousness, new beginning; fatherhood, authority.


The Emperor is portrayed as a crowned man in a majestic gown. The globe with the Maltese Cross (symbol of imperial dignity) represents the unification of wisdom and worldly mastery. His throne, which glows with the fiery colors of Mars and the Sun, is ornamented with the heads of wild Himalayan rams. His scepter also bears this symbol of power and adventurousness. the reclining lamb with the flag of peace represents the other aspect of the ram. The qualities of true leadership include humility and submission to the cosmic law, as well as dynamism and power. A deep understanding and a constant consideration of the will of the Whole are also necessary.

A ruler with these qualities is filled with a tremendous compassion which will allow him or her to sacrifice the self for the good of the whole. The double eagles symbolize the inner and outer changes brought about by the creative energy of the Sun, and also refer to the Emperor’s creative energy. He heralds the beginning of an enterprise, or a new phase in life.

This new beginning may be an extension or expansion in the realm of rule, dominion, or mastery, or the conquering of new territories (also symbolized by the Emperor’s legs, crossed in the form of the number 4; compare also the Prince of Wands). On the material plane, the new beginning may mean starting a promising new project, a change in career, travel or fatherhood. On the inner plane, new realizations may emerge. Insights in areas previously unfamiliar (discs to the right and left with exploding stars), or dramatic self-revelation and self-discovery, are also possible.

As long as the Emperor’s powers are used for transformation and new beginnings, their effect is beneficial. But beware using them to preserve the status quo. When used to preserve the status quo, the structure of the Emperor’s realm petrifies, his boldly determine expression becomes frozen. His authority, once grounded in wisdom, expresses as authoritarian domination. Living in fear of change, he attempts to nip any rebellion in the bud. He is then doomed. His own resistance to the flow of the Tao sooner or later will topple his reign.

Indication: This is a propitious moment for a change or a new beginning. Trust your own energy and move with it.

Questions: What revitalization does your life need? Are there steps you would like to take toward this?

Suggestion: Examine yourself critically, especially in regard to your relations with subordinates and superiors.

Affirmation: / trust my power. I rule by serving, I serve by ruling.

The queen is angry; the village fears – the plot

The queen is angry; the village fears
Nine of Pentacles

The threat is real. The queen often retaliates by confiscating homes and property, pets and children too. The queen can punish anyone for the slightest transgression, real or imagined and always does.

Two of Swords

The strain is palpable, and it is escalating. The queen is throwing a tantrum, spinning and screaming out of control. She wants to launch an attack on her brother’s village simply out of malicious cruelty and blind revenge.  She wants payback; she wants heads.

Queen of Swords

The queen is a mean heartless queen. You better fear when she wants heads and today, she wants many heads. The last time the queen was this angry and asked for heads, while signing the decree she said, “add twenty more heads; not enough.”

III The Empress – Toth

Key Words: Venus; beauty; love; motherliness; femininity; wisdom; connection between spirit and matter; inner and outer wealth.

The Empress

The Empress embodies and commands the feminine in all its forms. Her form and surroundings are marked by beauty and wholeness. You
feel a sense of well-being in her presence, taking part in the harmony of her being. He r beauty is not restricted only to the externally visible.
Her femininity is fully evolved on all levels of her being, given her a special radiance. She is mother and lover, ruler and seer at the same time. Her strength rests in the unifying of the highest spiritual values
in their fully perceivable forms, with the lowest material qualities.

The essential characteristics of her dominion are love in its giving and its receptive aspects (white and red), creativity and fruitfulness (green), understanding and wisdom (blue). He r right hand holds the phallus-like stem of the lotus which unfolds its petals in front of her heart chakra. Her left hand is open receptively. The creativity of male procreative power unifies itself with femal surrender. After she has integrated the male aspects of herself, a woman will be internally and externally in harmony.

The pink-white pelican which feeds its brood with its own blood signifies unconditional mother-love, nourishing the young with its whole being. The Empress also represents the Great Mother, Mother Earth, who gives birth to and nourishes all living beings.

The double-headed white eagle on the shield (corresponding with the red eagle of The Emperor) symbolizes the transformation which arises through the unification of the diverse aspects of your being.
Moon and Earth are united and surrounded by a magnetic energy field. When the emotional depths of the unconscious (Moon) manifest visibly (Earth), they become available for consciousness to use (blue flames to the right and left). When the powers from within are integrated, you will radiate wholeness and completeness which attracts other people
magnetically because it gives them a feeling of security and protection to be in your presence. The union of Moon and Earth appears once again on the crown. The Maltese Cross emphasizes the significance of the union between spiritual and material.

Her face is turned toward the dove, she is oriented toward the future. In her wisdom, she has turned from the past, the sparrow.

The opening in the arch behind her can be seen as a gateway to heaven. This beautiful physical form merely hints at something more beautiful, much greater, which is hidden in it. Hermann Hesse described »every phenomenon on earth as an image, saying that all images are open gates through which the soul can enter the inner world when it is ready. Here you and I and everything else are all one. Every person
comes to such an open gate at some time in life, but few go through the gate or give up the pretty illusions on this side for what we may sense lies within the reality of the inner. «*

Indications: The beauty you see in others which attracts you to them is a beauty you carry within yourself. You are in the process of unfolding and evolving your femininity. This may be the right time to work through and clarify unresolved mother-conflicts.

Question: In your life is there a beautiful, strong woman from whom you would like to learn?

Suggestion: Visualize your ideal woman! Write down her most important qualities. Try to find these in others and yourself. Surround yourself with beauty and abundance.

Affirmation: I am filled with power and beauty.


Calming Seas – The Oregon House – Yachats

Yachats is a small coastal city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. According to Oregon Geographic Names, the name comes from the Siletz language and means “dark water at the foot of the mountain”. There is a range of differing etymologies, however. Wikipedia