Louis CK (via serjorahmormont)
I really really needed to see this.
A friend of mine once brought up how people are always projecting themselves on to their pets. “Fluffy’s not very good with people” or “Spot isn’t having a good day,” but if the animals themselves could speak they might not describe their behavior in those terms. When I first got a dog I remember thinking that a half a cup of food twice a day seemed like far too little. I kept thinking that if I ate only a cup of food a day I would be hungry. Over time I learned to differentiate between my human needs and what my dog needed. The process of training my dog also increased my understanding and awareness of these differences. When a dog growls at someone or something you aren’t supposed to pet the dog because they understand the affection as a reward and will continue to growl, but if a person is upset it makes sense to communicate with pats and calming words. Gemini, this week, you may be acknowledging the space between action and emotion. You are aware that what works for one person may not work for another. And this attitude will actually work for you.
(Shaman of Cups/ It Ain’t Me, Babe- June Carter feat. Johnny Cash)
The Shaman of Cups is a symbol of the dark powers of the Moon. The Shaman has painted her face white to mask herself for spiritual work. She represents feelings that are under control, passion transmuted into a sort of detached awareness. She has a large cauldron and adds ingredients to practice the art of Alchemy, changing one element into another. This Shaman magically controls her environment, and works on spells that will benefit her neighborhood and the religion of the Goddess. She is a good judge of character and situations. She has confronted and conquered Death, realizing it is only a form of change, so has the courage and willingness to do whatever needs to be done. Sometimes her wisdom is something one does not want to hear, although it will definitely benefit them. When you get this card, know that you will need to put all your energy and focus into the task at hand. You may have to sacrifice your personal goals for the goals of your family or the group. This is why the mask helps you to hide your feelings, as it is hard to give up something we want for the good of all