Apart from the successes we’ve had this week, there have also been struggles with the effects of Mercury in Retrograde. To say it is driving my PA Brie and I crazy would be an understatement.
I am now certain that Brie is starting to take it seriously, even if I suspected in the past she didn’t believe it. If nothing else she is developing a healthy respect and a dislike of this astrological event that happens several times a year.
We are still having issues with our daily card posts disappearing. We post them and then no one can find them! Aaargh! What the? We have notified facebook and hope that they will help us to sort it out …. and soon PLEASE. Sometimes randomly a post will work and it gives us hope and then the next day … nothing!
Last Saturday was one of those random days when the daily card reading happened as it should and a lot of people were flipped out because it was the betrayal card (the one with the snake on it).
Well, it’s not my favourite card either and to say I have a fear of snakes is an understatement. Imagine my shock when later that day I looked out my kitchen window to see an eight-foot python, not even a foot away from me and the window pane.
I yelled out to my husband that he had to come quickly.
“What do you expect me to do about it?,” he asked. He is not fond of snakes either.
“Make it go away!!” I replied with urgency.
I had grown up with the stories of pythons having swallowed pets and small babies. I did not want this python to eat my gorgeous little dogs.
“Call the snake catcher” was my husband’s reply as he kept an eye on the snake to see where it was going.
Five phone calls to five different listed snake catchers in our area and they all rang outor went to message bank.
“It’s heading to our roof space “ I yelled.
In the past, we had witnessed electricians shriek while in our ceiling space when they had accidentally encountered large python snake skins, so we knew that they could get into the ceiling. My husband grabbed its tail and started to unwind it from the palm tree it was anchored too (he is so brave) and pulling on it hard to get it to come out, it was pulling the guttering with it.
“Get the ladder! I think its’ head’s stuck”. At six feet tall he was not tall enough for this challenge. I brought out step-ladder, and he gave a huge tug on the tail of the python and it flew through the air unharmed onto the grass. We grabbed a broom to keep it still while I followed the instructions to empty the recycle wheelie bin so it could be herded in there. We didn’t have anything else to put it in.
Now some of you may think well it was probably passing through and maybe we should have just ignored it. No, not happening, as in the past we had found one in our aviary that had eaten our children’s pet birds, (No more pet birds after that incident). I had seen one eat a possum and my dogs are the same size, if not smaller.
Gosh the excitement and drama of it all.
Anyway, the snake went for a long drive in the wheelie bin and was released safely into bushland and I hope to never see him or a friend of his again!
The Modern Oracle card could not have been more accurate for me that day and for many others from the feedback I have been receiving.