July 16, 2016:
Aaahhhh, relief. Humidity is gone, at least for now.
I spent a few moments this morning reviewing the heart and small intestine meridians, just to see how they are the same and how they are different. They do have similarities; both are about heat, the element of Fire, a time of peak expansion or awareness, the extremes of sadness and joy. Both are connected with the operation of circulation and distribution. They have differences too; one works with blood and thus with oxygen, and the other works with food. The heart, after all, feeds the brain, circulates what is in the lungs, and distributes oxygen to the far reaches of the body as it controls body temperature. The small intestine, on the other hand, digests what is in the stomach, separating solids from liquids, pure from impure, and directs those things to their appropriate next steps.
Heart imbalances can cause palpitations, insomnia, a dry throat, thirst, or jaundice. Small intestine imbalances can cause sore throat, deafness, swelling, pain or paralysis of the face, mental issues, or abdominal discomfort.
Both the heart and the small intestine meridians go inside the torso of the body. Both of these meridians come to the surface and pass through the shoulders (heart in front, small intestine in the back), the arm, the hand (heart on the palm side, small intestine on the back side), and come up to the face.
Okay then; I think I have a nice grasp of these two.
I threw a Wild Unknown Tarot card, and got the Nine of Cups. The image on this card is not quite what you would expect. There is a waning moon in the sky, a mostly blue background, with the beginnings of predawn red at the top of the card. Nine Cups are lined up along the edges of the card, all upright. The feeling I get from this card is one of serenity, of having what I need to maintain that serenity, and of anticipation of what I will be able to experience because of that ongoing serenity. Bliss is one of the keywords for this card, as well as the awareness of our blessings, and the nice thing is that we are just barely at the dawn of the day these energies are available to us.