Archive | December 11, 2016

Yule treat – Chocolate Stars

Chocolate Hearts or Stars 

These are my all time favourites and they really aren’t a cookie. They are a confection because they have no flour.

3 oz of bitter chocolate
1 lb powdered sugar
2 or 3 unbeaten egg whites
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Melt 3 oz of chocolate
Add 1lb of powdered sugar
And mix thoroughly
Work to a stiff yet pliable paste with the unbeaten egg whites
Add 1 tsp of vanilla
Roll ¼ inch thick and cut with cookie cutter
Sprinkle the board with powdered sugar instead of flour
Place on oiled or foiled pan
And bake until firm at 325 degrees
Remove from pan after standing a minute to cool

My Tarot Reading

Deck: The Gaian Tarot
Spread: One Card
Date: Sun Dec 11 11:11:23 PST 2016

Your Card
Four of Fire

You are celebrating your sense of personal power. When your body is humming with energy inside ritual space, you know you can do anything. Step into the sacred circle to celebrate a rite of passage, do a self-blessing or create an act of magic. You have the power!

Shadow side: You feel depleted and worn out and are buffeted about by the decisions and whims of others. Take a stand for yourself and celebrate yourself. You are strong and beautiful! Your challenge is to find your inner power and celebrate it.

Presented by The Gaian Tarot app from The Fool’s Dog.

Today’s reading 


The only thing in life that is assured is that if you wait long enough, it will change. How you survive that change and who you are after change is down to you. The major element in this process is judgement of yourself and others. This may relate to an assessment regarding a personal matter or situation, and could be linked to the process of forgiving. It may also relate to a group or social decision. 

In the process of judgement, both as an individual and on the universal level, honesty is the key. Be honest, be forgiving, be patient, but most of all, be assured change is at hand. 

Remember, the universe has a long memory. Nothing is ever forgotten. 

Your approach to the issues in this card affects your future, decides the nature or even the possibility of your rebirth. 

The entrance to a passage grave beckons you; this is a place to lay your past to rest, a still safe sanctified space in which the parts of your life can be reconstituted after the trauma of Death. (see Rebirth, eight of cups). 

You are sensitive, and require someone to stand watch for you; either the highest part of oneself, an ancestral guardian, a shamanic figure or angelic power depending on your belief system.