Hoofing Off…


For this blog hop, Maureen Aisling Duffy-Boose set the theme with instructions to “decide for yourself which card in the Tarot most corresponds with your own interpretation of the second harvest of the Autumnal Equinox, or the energies and focus of the Celtic Deity Mabon, whose festival is celebrated on this date. And, with that in mind, you are invited to CREATE A TAROT CARD which will express in your own fashion this meaning.”

Now being a September equinox baby, I do get uber self-indulgent this time of year… I don’t do New Years Resolutions on 31st Dec/Jan 1st… I do them now… in my own little quiet space… September starts and as the kids go back to school, I gather up my scattered marbles and look back over the previous year and then think about where I want to head next…

This year… I’m having to weigh things up with a lot more thought than usual…

I’ve been laid low for quite a while with an injury to the soft tissues around my sacral-illiac joint. I’ve spent months trying every trick I know to sort it and getting frustrated that nothing works… so eventually I throw my hands up in despair and head to the G.P. and I get referred to a physio…

So… it turns out… the back is not the problem but the side effect… she informs me that I have one leg longer than the other (as do most folks…) that I was born with an equinus foot ( I idly wonder if it has anything to do with my Sagittarius Ascendant…) and then she demonstrates a normal gait, followed by a demonstration of my gait with an over emphasis that leaves me thinking – F@ck me! I’m Kaiser Soze!

But then it gets really interesting as I’m told that all my life I’ve been out of balance and that my body has been shifting and compensating to the point where it refuses to tolerate any more… she goes through my treatment plan, which starts with complete rest, lots of ice… moving into heat treatment, then finding the balance between the two… constructing arch supports and heel raises to bring me back into alignment and the killer blow…

She gives me a piece of paper with the words:

Do not do anything that you do not HAVE to do

I waddle home and as I lay on bags of frozen peas, it occurs to me – Hey! She’s just written my blog post for me…

Oh… but what shall I draw… so… being off my feet gives me time on my hands… which I spend looking at my feet and I look at the shape of my sole and I think… ahhh… I know that shape… perfect…

So… I went from this…

Hermit Sole Man

To this…

AutumnalEquinoxHermit Karen Sealey

And now I’m going to play my

Do not do anything that you do not HAVE to do ‘ card

So… I’ll let you jog along with making up lame puns and running gags, while I limp off with the Virgoan Hermit and relearn to walk…

I’m imaging not so much walking into a cave but walking through a mountain and re-emerging in the Spring Equinox… hopefully throwing off the cloak and dancing like an Ace of Wands… though to be honest… any improvement would be good, such as simply regaining my sense of balance, as right now, I’m hobbling around like a T-Rex with a mogadon shuffle…

I may or may not be exaggerating… πŸ˜›

Ok! Visiting time is over…


I’m sure my lovely neighbours Louise and Ania will look after you nicely.



20 thoughts on “Hoofing Off…

  1. I have no idea who Kaiser Soze is, but I now have visions of you lisping “Yeth, Mathter!” and limping off to do nefarious things involving electricity and alembics πŸ˜€


  2. What’s a mogadon shuffle and how would you know a T-Rex walks like that? πŸ˜‰
    Take care of yourself and whilst you’re balancing your body, you’ll have time for your chakra’s too πŸ˜‰ (I envisage you working with them too) πŸ™‚ ❀


    1. Mogadon is a drug used for anxiety and insomnia… the shuffle is the side effect… How do I know how a T-Rex walks… well… it’s one of the following : a) I secretly own a time machine, b) I have the imagination if a 5 year old or c) I’m actually much older than I look,,, πŸ˜€
      Good call on the chakra work, yes I have work in progress going on there πŸ™‚ ❀

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  3. Oh Karen, I wished I could put you in my pocket so I have a portable Friend who can make me laugh always:) I so love this post. No, I am always loving your posts, now this one really gets to me because I have been through the same visit to the physio before with similar issues. Love how you turn the issue into a Creative process for this blog. From my heart to yours, I hope your sacred lilac and Equinox foot gets better. πŸ˜€


    1. LOL that would be so much fun! I’m just imagining what sort of shenanigans we could get up to… I would be wicked cool to have a kick-boxer on hand when I put my foot in my mouth! πŸ˜€ Thanks for the love and wishes and I reciprocate with a big smile πŸ™‚ and will keep up the self-medicating with art supplies! πŸ˜€


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