Tarot Contemplation – The Empress

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It is time to create!  Your environment offers you the abundance you need to feel nurtured and comfortable so that you can manifest your vision in the world.  Inspiration is all around you.  Be sure to nourish yourself with whole foods.  Indulge all of your senses.  Connect with nature by working in a garden or deeply inhaling the scent of trees and flowers.  Connecting with creative, empowered people will enhance your creative spirit.  Today is about nurturing your creativity.  Do something that you love to do:  make art, cook a meal, beautify your home, spend time with your children, work in your garden.  Wherever you focus your loving attention today there will be healthy growth tomorrow.

Tarot Contemplation – Four of Pentacles

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You have reached a point where you feel secure with your resources, but you don’t want to chance anything.  Be cautious about your health and finances.  Remember how important your well being and long-term goals are to you.  Even if you’ve slipped into some unhealthy habit or frivolous spending lately, you’ve still made some amazing progress and built a solid foundation for success.  Today is a great day to get back on track.  Matters of security and control are paramount.

Losses of soil carbon under global warming might equal US emissions: Global study finds losses will be greatest in world’s coldest places — ScienceDaily

For decades, scientists have speculated that rising global temperatures might alter the ability of soils to store carbon, potentially releasing huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and triggering runaway climate change. Yet thousands of studies worldwide have produced mixed signals on whether this storage capacity will actually decrease — or even increase — as the planet warms. It turns out scientists might have been looking in the wrong places.

Source: Losses of soil carbon under global warming might equal US emissions: Global study finds losses will be greatest in world’s coldest places — ScienceDaily

Patent US6630507 – Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants – Google Patents

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, and COCH3.

Source: Patent US6630507 – Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants – Google Patents

Tarot Contemplation – Judgment

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This is a card of drastic change, release and review.  Your current phase of life is coming to an end.  Now is the time to look objectively at what has come before.  Look at the big picture of your life.  Where are you at in your life now?  What are the big lessons you’ve been learning?  What are you grateful for?  What are you tired of? In which ways did you succeed?  Where did you fail?  By taking time to check-in with yourself now, you can calm your mind and spirit.  Life cannot stay as it is.  When you are calm, your inner voice can be heard more clearly.  Change is unavoidable.  You will benefit now by being accountable for your choices and behavior.  Be honest with yourself.  So check-in, calm your spirit and notice the wise guidance of your soul.  Pay attention to the big ideas you now have.  They are not just impossible dreams!

Tarot Contemplation – Nine of Swords

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Are you being plagued by worry, anxiety and fear?  You may be having nightmares or trouble sleeping because of all the thoughts racing through your mind.  You may be feeling ill and worried about your health.  Sometimes, when we don’t deal with a situation in the light of day, it haunts us by night.  Worrying is pointless unless it drives us to do something about the troublesome situation.  Start confronting your worries and fears.  Start taking steps to solve your problems.  Talk to someone about what’s on your mind.  Write in a journal.  Start taking better care of your health.  DO something!  You are near the end of a your mental ordeal, if you begin facing it.  If you continue to ignore your doubts and fears, they will continue to haunt you.