Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just for a Laugh

You know those silly facebook applications that people use from time to time. Well, I have one. It's the Chinese Astrology one, and linked to it is some thing called "Destiny Cards."

I might be intrigued by it in real life, there's no way that it could be even remotely accurate if done electronically. In any case, Wednesday afternoon I had a look, just for a laugh, and my Destiny Cards are definitely out to get me!

Here's what they said:

*important disclaimer - this is just for fun. Please don't rail me with all your opinions about their validity. I don't take these things to heart. It is just for fun. Did I mention it's just for fun?

My Birth Card - 6 of Clubs
The Card of Higher Purpose

This card is also known as the psychic card and it is surprising to see how few of the people of these birth dates are aware of their gift. The Six of Clubs means responsibility to truth. These people must learn to find a system of truth that they can believe in and live their life by. Once attained, there is no limit to how much good these people can do in the world. Those who have not yet found their path can be the biggest worriers and procrastinators of all the cards in the deck. They have a responsibility to maintain inner balance and peaceful communications with those in their lives. They often attain financial affluence and have inherent protection over their lives. Love is important to them. The women make good wives and mothers while the men are often dominated by a woman. Once they tap into their hidden reserves and their natural intuition is recognized, they find their lives guided and protected from the highest sources possible.

Yes, I worried and procrastinated a lot before I felt certain that writing was my path. Now I just worry....

My Yearly Card (Begins November 14, 2009) - Ten of Clubs
The Teacher Card

The Ten of Clubs usually brings measurable success in one of the mind-related fields or endeavors. This could be publishing or teaching or other areas where large groups are benefiting from your talents and mental brilliance. Recognition for your talents and efforts are common when this card is present.

Essentially, the Ten of Clubs is the card of the 'teacher'. It means spreading knowledge or information to large groups of people. This is a great card for those in the publishing, radio or television businesses where much information is being distributed to large numbers.

Eh? Publishing you say? Really? This year? Truly? See - they're playing with me!

My 52 Day Card - 4 of Diamonds
The Card of Solid Values

The Four of Diamonds means a solid sense of values that attracts enough money to meet our security needs and then some. When we know exactly what it is we want, we tend to attract those things to us more quickly. Thus, when this card shows up, it usually means that we have gotten clear about what we want and then we get it. Satisfaction and prosperity are indicated here and you may have a good foundation upon which you can begin building a financial future. Managing your resources could come into focus in a greater way when this card is present and this card can give you the ability to handle financial matters with a clear mind.
You are currently in the Mars 52-day period of your year. This period began on 02/27/2010 and will end on 04/19/2010.

I will be published, I will be published, I will be published.....

My Daily Card
The Card of Faith

The powerful Seven of Spades will challenge you to rise to higher levels of thinking, speaking and acting. Its challenges will manifest mainly in the areas of work and health, areas where you are likely to be holding some negative patterns that need to be changed. If you are willing to take responsibility for your condition and practice positivity in spite of circumstances, you can realize the powerful spiritual potential of this card and attain new heights. In its highest form, this is the card of FAITH.
Today is your Mars Day. You are feeling energetic and competitive. Watch out for arguments. Sex could be great!

OK, so yes, I could use a little faith after all the rejections I've been getting.... I will be published, darn it! There, is that higher level enough?

Alright, I'm done being silly. I'm going to spend today relaxing and playing Sudoku. I deserve it after the monstrous mountain of marking I went through in record time! Have a lovely Thursday everyone!


Anonymous said...

One day I was asked if I had failed. I answered yes. I had failed at everything I ever tried to accomplish. I failed at achieving my goals. I failed at obtaining a meaningful life. I failed at finding everlasting love. I failed… I failed… I failed… until one morning I woke up and decided that I was going to love myself. You heard right. I’m going to love myself like crazy, stalker-like, because if I can’t love myself like crazy how could I expect someone else to love me that way. So now, I love myself and I realized that by loving myself I just gave my life meaning. I’m living a meaningful life filled with crazy love. Then it dawned on me that I have achieved all of my goals, by obtaining a meaningful life and finding everlasting love, I was new and beautiful. So in the end I didn’t fail. I just had to re-write the stupid question so that it fit me. Don't Quit... getting rejected is part of the job. J.K. Rowling was rejected thirty times before some publisher's kid thought it was a cool read. Writer don't quite anyway... we just re-write the narrative.

S.M. Carrière said...

Dear Anonymous,

Loving yourself is so very important. Though I struggle with it sometimes, I try to do the same. It's not always easy, but I'm slowly getting there.

I'm so very happy you've found meaning in your life. So have I - my writing. I was floundering around, looking for some 'thing' to fill me. For a long time I was convinced that success was a large pay packet. I don't think so any more.

When at last I started seriously on this story that had been haunting me for years beyond recall, I finally found my path. Though it's a struggle some days (like rejection days), there's nothing else I want to do. My writing fills me, it fits me, it feels right.

Thus, though I may become saddened on occasion, or have had a really crappy day, or just get plain fed up, I will never give up.... even when I threaten to!

Anonymous said...

Remember what the great Yoda said: 'Do or do not... there is no try.'

S.M. Carrière said...

Yoda was a very wise, uh... alien....