Virgo-ian Times

Perfection lays out the land of Virgo season. But it doesn’t have to be nit-picky, just well groomed and well looked after. I definitely feel the fall season hit as the nights are getting cooler and plans for more harvests are in the making. I love apple picking season, and even though the picking itself is short, there’s still something about it that stays with me, perhaps the pile of apples I then have to figure out what to do with afterwards. My favourite are Cortlands.

September is a great time for buckling down and working on your stuff, whatever it may be. And if you get flighty headed like me, with excitement for fall and all the air-like energy floating about, especially once we hit Libra season later this month (my sun sign is Libra in case you’re wondering), there are some methods to ground yourself. Try cooking a meal, especially for loved ones, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing the progress of a project from start to finish and the finishing part being you get to eat it! well, dishes and clean up, but that is satisfying too when you do some team work with your mealtime partners. I cooked a meal for my mom and I the other night and got reminded how luvely it is to share mealtime together, so I am taking note to do more of this. Other grounding methods; reading, writing in a journal, physically touching the ground, dancing, and touching animals or other humans (upon permission of course! hugs are super lovely).

Anyhoo, onto the Goreblots!

Your choices come in the form of oddities; 1. a mummified mouse 2. ye old gin pills 3. cannon
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Thinking of your question or issue that you wish to address, choose your pick and scroll down for your corresponding message.

If you chose 1. mummefied mouse…
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Curled up and forgotten in some leather bag. You held on for a long time. Someone changed, you changed, a friend changed. Even if you stay in one position for so long, change happens inevitably, the decay takes over, dust settles into the crevices.

Your expectations became a habit, became the better of you. Feeling like you knew what to expect and continue to expect, until that change happened and your expectations started to crumble to the floor. It’s a little bit jarring. A role you once knew got taken away or denied and now it’s like you have to rehearse for a new part or continue to try and play the same old part. Try not to get yourself typecast though, I’m sure you are a bit tired of it yourself. For the sake of yourself and others, try to move on and move past what you expect of others in their roles. We get ourselves so restricted when we have to set ourselves around other people and our idea of what they need and what they are sensitive to.

A loop of tip toeing around sensitivities, yes it is nice to be considerate of others for sure, but you’re not being ultra altruistic by avoiding things you need to say or do in order to make someone else feel comfortable. And then it’s shocking to you when their mindset and actions change and you realize all along you really didn’t need to be doing any tip toeing, or being a certain way around them. Life is too short, let your guard down that you have up for others, they don’t need it and it certainly isn’t doing anyone any favours.

A song for you:

If you chose 2. the Gin Pills…
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What do you do under influence? What takes your wind and sets your sails and pulls or pushes you in a direction, so fast and furious? All thanks to caffeine high, sugar high, alcohol buzz etc. What choices do you make that you might not otherwise if you were less or not at all influenced by substance?

Your impulsivity gives you a high that you can ride for a time, but then you’ll find it comes landing or crashing, depending, at a certain point. So make and take extra caution when throwing yourself to the wind, the choices you make are still your own and you cannot blame it on substance as you’re the one that still had the hand and gumption in consuming it.

Impaired judgment is kind of subjective, unless otherwise unlawful and unkind to another person. You really are still aware of what’s happening, just rather quite lazy in response to your inner ethics and morals, your judgment is quite sharp when you intentionally take that impulsive swig of whatever concoction it is that passes your lips. And you know and understand the outcome, you’ve been there before. Seems like you continue to soar over your options still, choosing to be as blind as a bird attempting to fly to that otherworld reflected in that window glass. Unfortunately, that illusionary world will have you smacking yourself with immediate regret and pain. You do have better eyes and a better brain than a bird. Think twice, otherwise be a bird brain, it’s your choice.

Here’s a little diddy for you:

And if you chose 3. Cannon…
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Bam. Stretching yourself thin you are reaching for ways to ground your profession, your path, your passion. Explosions of energy pass through you but still seems like you’re not quite hitting your target.

Do you aim your weapon before firing it? or do you ruthlessly fire all over the place hoping that eventually that ball will land in a spot where might be considered a target? Consider for a moment, your intentions. It doesn’t hurt to take a few extra moments to be meticulous about where you want to land, you don’t have to be rife with perfection either, but knowing where you want to land and perhaps an idea of how you’ll get there will be a tremendous help to you.

Take Young Frankenstein for thought, he wanted to succeed so badly, yet he overlooked some major details in his process, he seemed to skip ahead to the fun part, not realizing his monster human got an abnormal brain instead of the one he intended. Please don’t end up with an abnormal brain!
But seriously, he really did have somewhat good intentions didn’t he? or at least this insane idea that he’d recreate life as we know it. All I’m saying is, be careful what you aim for, you may just get exactly what you intended in the first place, in a sense, however overlooking some details will have you winding up in a bit of a mess where you will be taking some time to untangle yourself from. Know that you can hit your target if you just take a bit of extra time and focus on your intentions and how you want to feel getting there. Exploding all over the place may be fun, but then there will be quite a few pieces to pick up and clean up. Just something to keep in mind.

Here’s a song for that driven energy!:

As always, the Doc is here if you need.

Love and Guts,
Doc G.

Goreblot Fortune Friday Featuring The Gloomth and the Cult of Melancholy!

For this coming fortunes I asked my friend Taeden from Gloomth to provide the words. Last week I was on a bit of a hiatus, honestly needing a sorting out of myself as I constantly do, and concocting what to do next with Goreblots. I’m taking on more dance classes and I’m on the road to enrolling in yet another certification for fitness, so this is occupying some time and brain power.

Here are the choice words chimed in by Taeden!
1. Thaumaturgic 2. Eidolon 3. Aberrant. Choose your word(s) and tomorrow, your guidance fortune will be revealed!

Happy almost Friday and for some of you, long weekend! I haven't been as active on this account because I have been busy being active – dancing, studying, all that jazz. So! Here is this week's fortune Friday featuring @thegloomth ! I asked Taeden, the head honcho, to pick 3 words for this week's fortune forecast. Pick a word or two or three, and tomorrow your fortune will be revealed to you in Paintomancy Goreblot fashion. In the meantime, check out Gloomth's amazing fashion on the Insta and web! Brand spanking new collection! As pictured here in the photo I butcher collaged 😆 model @tifferknee Have a wonderful day! #gloomthandthecultofmelancholy #gloomth #goreblot #goreblots #paintomancy #divination #foretune #psychic #tarot #oracle #psychicreading #freepsychicreading #chooseyourownadventure #existentialism

A photo posted by Doc E. Goreblot (@goreblots) on

There’s some exciting stuff happening with Gloomth as of late and I feel lucky to be close friends with such a strong creative gal as I get to have a little inside scoop before things are released. So in case you aren’t familiar with Gloomth, they are an alternative lolita brand of clothing. I say alternative because it doesn’t necessarily have to be ‘goth’ or full on lolita. What’s great about Gloomth clothing is you can integrate your own style with the pieces and make your own unique personal brand that expresses you or perhaps one of your alter egos or characters.

It’s a challenge to be different, especially when it comes to sticking out fashion wise. And what I constantly learn and get reminded of from Gloomth and the other weirdos I know, is to be comfortable doing you whatever that entails. For me, it’s an interesting mixture of trying out different outfits that don’t necessarily blend in with the norm, to sometimes wanting to be invisible depending on the day. When I actually do get into outfit making mindfully, I feel my day or evening has more of a sense of purpose and intention to it. Choosing clothing really is like choosing your own uniform, especially if you have the luxury of wearing whatever you want to your job. Even within the guidelines, there’s always a way to slip in your uniqueness. When you wear something that feels right to you, it’s fun, and it feels awesome and overall, don’t you just feel like you are in your own more? Powerful even?

Yea. You’ve got the power, so don’t forget to embrace that.

Now, if your fancy is tickled, I encourage you to check out Gloomth’s *Brand New* collection called Ghost Story. Some luvely pieces in there that may whisper a ghostly song to your vampire soul 😉
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Lastly, but not leastly, if you are local to the Toronto area, I also encourage you to check out Gloomth’s event the Haunted Tea Party! This is an excellent chance to bust out your very bests, it does so happen it lands on a Sunday, and be elegantly social, or a spooky wallflower, whatever floats your boat and meet the Gloomth team and other interesting, wonderful oddballs. It’s not to be missed! Tickets are limited, so I suggest you grab yours while you can. AND it’s being hosted at a very gorgeous, ghostly Victorian museum home.
Details here: http://www.gloomth.com/teaparty.html

Stay tuned for Fortune Fridays tomorrow!

Love and Guts,
Doc G.

Goreblot Fortune Friday with Harley R. Pageot

Short brief intro – This week I asked my friend Harley R. Pageot to provide the words and music for this week’s paintomancy instalment. I met Harley back in 2010/11 when I was graduated from OCAD and trying to find my way as an artist. I came across an ad somewhere online about submitting poster art to this group called Broken Arts. Harley was a co-founder of the group, but ultimately became the leader and very well organized organizer of all it’s events. After doing my first poster for them, I somehow got integrated into being a member of the group and started going to meetings and helping out at the events. I am so warmed to have been a part of that movement, being a part of the creative music scene in Oshawa and to be a part Broken Arts. Serious lasting connections were made and I am so thankful to have met the people I did through that time.

If you want to check out what Harley is up to these days, he is founder of Fallen Love Recordshttp://fallenloverecords.com/ where you can find events that are happening. And he also has an Etsy store where he sells excellently written zines about his interests and personal life https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/harleyrpageot?ref=l2-shopheader-name
He’s also a future author! You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, give him a follow!

Anyways, on to the Fortune Friday Goreblot!
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The words choices are: 1. Nonchalant 2. Obsequious 3. Cascading
Choose a word, and scroll on down to find your corresponding fortune. And I highly recommend listening to your song medicine! a fine choice selection by Harley!

If you chose 1. Nonchalant
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1. Nonchalant. Hey smooth sailor, you’ve been here before haven’t you? Strutting around like nothing effects you or affects you. That’s ok. However, preventative measures are never a bad thing and the minor embarrassment it might cause you far outweighs the dire circumstances of something left uncaught. What runs in the family genetically is something you may want to pay attention to and don’t be naive into thinking that it does not effect you and that you are above that. It’s ok to be afraid of truths, afraid of facts, but don’t get caught up in what it means. Sickness does not make you a weak person, but denial however, will make you sicker. You deny and ignore any bits of information that might be useful to you, you’re just going to delay something that might need more immediate attention. It’s up to you ultimately what you decide, but what is dignity but a mere social stance, an image we try to bear to hide a weakness or a vulnerability. We love to idolize others so much and in turn we wish for ourselves to have that same sort of treatment. To make a mark. But how much of it matters, how much of yourself are you sacrificing on this principle? What are you putting off to check because you are afraid of a little embarrassment? What are you afraid of facing or admitting to? Now, I would bet that digging into these seemingly uncomfortable places, investigating, would be very beneficial right now and that letting go of an idea of how you hold yourself in some regard will be the hardest thing to do. Ultimately, letting go of that already shifting idea, I bet will be really freeing for you. Take a chance, you’re only a human meat sack after all. *wink*

Music selection by Harley Pageot, fortune pairing by Doc: Do I Love You by Frank Wilson

If you chose 2. Obsequious
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2. Obsequious. A gentle inquiry; how is you? what is you? What you are now has nothing to do with what you were and what you might have been. Be gentle, you tender flesh flame. You stand alone feeling. Feeling your feelings, feeling your body, all the organs surrounding your skeleton frame. You have mild aches, a yearning for something fresh. New light shines a different ray, casts a different shadow, refracts a different scattering of rainbow beams. Humour your beats as you try out different drums. Play and then play some more. Any odd and delightful opportunities come your way, say yes to them. No time to be suspicious and judgmental, no. Enter into new things with a sense of wonder, with an explorer’s eye. You’re the Indiana Jones of your world out on an adventure, out to get that relic and jump through all sorts of boobie traps. Happy Mercury Retrograde ~ expect things to get silly and be ok with it, as you have no control over it anyways. I imagine you will find some interesting artefacts along the way. Prepare to be unprepared as some interesting things come along your way.

Music selection by Harley Pageot, fortune pairing by Doc: Dinner Date by Diet Cig

If you chose 3. Cascading
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3. Cascading. Silent violence, silent scream, urging to get out. Caught in a nebulous bubble. Caught in an endless fall against beliefs. Waves ripple, adhere to the nipple to suck some life from that hateful teat you resent. It gives you some sustenance but barely. You want to chew it off, spit it out and bury it. So much hate bubbling inside, your teeth grind at something and you may not even notice. You are under the grind of doing what you think you should, wearing that layer thin, taking in empty, nutrient-less waste. Hate feelings then turns into desperate tears, like trying to run on empty fuel, the energy sputters out what’s left is a release, a mad cry, a wondrous waterfall. My dear, be kind to yourself. Know what you are feeding yourself and what’s harming you. What belief systems are you adhering to that’s making your jaw clench? what foods are you eating that’s lacking colour and nutrients? Lastly, what are you taking in from social media, your social networks that is not serving you? For the good of your health, let it go.

Music selection by Harley Pageot, fortune pairing by Doc: When She Kisses Me by Jonathan Richman

Enjoy your weekend.

<3 Doc G.

A Garbageface Goreblot Fortune Friday!

Happy Full Moon in Scorpio folks! Also, Happy Earth Day! and of course happy happy Friday! This week, I asked the Garbageface to contribute 3 words for me to divine in Goreblot paintomancy fashion.

Here is the Garbage fortunes for this week, featuring GARBAGEFACE!

The choices art: 1. Scarab 2. Candle 3. Yarn
Choose what your guts are telling you, and read further to see what your fortune has to say.

1. Scarab

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Skipping pages in a book is like skipping over tiny moments of experience. You may glaze over the important nuances. You’re trying to push and plan for perfection, make something full proof with no mistakes. Avoidant of circumstances which might have you unexpectedly on your toes. All this preparation to save yourself from a feeling you might get, a judgment you think you might receive. But how much are you actually doing? How much time are you carving just frantically planning and thinking? We always tend to run away from feelings, even and especially the ones we imagine. It’s the uncertainty. We’re often the most agitated when we’re waiting forcing ourselves forward, we can’t sit still because of nervous anticipation. How hard it is to sit with that feeling, to find a way to ground ourselves when our minds can’t focus, when we’re racing and grappling for those few steps to make it less flighty and more real. The unknown, really. That’s what we flee from. We try to know it, we think we may know it having our abilities to project ourselves into the future and we project into our futures by reflecting on our pasts, our collected, nostalgic experiences educating us. Why is it so hard to experience the moment as we’re wont to tell ourselves to do these days? this very moment? because it takes a lot of concentration? no. It’s the antithesis of holding onto every thought. It’s recognizing what is in front of you right now. It’s knowing that those unknowns you are waiting for can actually wait for you and you can let them go until you see them and then before you know it, they’re no longer unknown.

Song prescription~ LIKE A BOTTOMLESS PIT (OF COFFEE)(SO PITTED) by GARBAGEFACE

2. Candle.

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Prescribe a passion to your life and don’t be afraid to love it hard. With this passion, you will have fights, you will cuddle, you will break-up and then get back together. Passion doesn’t necessarily go away, it just steers in so many courses. Of course you can have many multiple passions and they may have varying intensities and involvements with you. Passion has such a strong presence in life, a fruit was even named after it. Passion, can it be lost? Sure. There are moments of it fizzling out. Burn out happens often, expect that, know that. And those times of wondering what’s next or what’s the point, those are the times of self reflection. When the flame fizzles out and darkness envelopes you, notice the quiet, re-establish your surroundings, your body and your tendencies. There is nothing wrong with contemplation in a quiet dark place. Reconnect with your body particles, your flesh. Passion can take a break. It can be quiet or not there, it can change. it can morph and it will light up differently every time you return to it with a new face, a changed face. When you relax the skin of your face in some corpse pose, looking at the back of your eyelids, what do you see? poke the middle of your forehead, what do you feel? No one can take passion away from you. We often confuse passion with competitiveness. We want to compete our passion to someone else’s. Know that your passion is yours. No one else’s. It’ll strive differently, have a different cadence, it’ll be a different colour or shape. Know that to preserve your passion, you must tend to the flame and if it’s to be blown out take care to mind the wick, preserve it in wax, commit to this and it will last longer. Commitment is what sees your passion through, in darker passionless times, tend to what feeds it, what nourishes it even when it’s hard to lift a finger. A book you read, an art exhibit you attended, a concert you went to. Go to something, look, consume, ignite again when you’re ready.

Song perscription: STEP ONE (BARRAGE OF CERTAINTY) by GARBAGEFACE

3. Yarn

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Play entanglement. Personal weave. Intimate gesture. Intricate design. You can sit all night working on your project, your craft, spinning those fibres, creating tangles on purpose to make yourself a puzzle to bury yourself into. Like the Rubix cube, your squares have to be a bit mismatched until you get it all lined up. It’s that reaching for fabrication, building those connections, looking for that sweet spot to produce the myelin, a network of brain tubes wrapping and growing to create something learned. That sweet spot to take your craft further. At first the feeling is resistance, procrastination to focus. Please push the anxieties that cling to sir procrastination aside, they’re dead weight. There’s something quite beautiful about fibrous threads, they can knit together in so many ways – weaving, felting, crocheting, sewing stitches all different patterns but similar structures in that they crossover. The threads hold each other together, bound by knots, laying over each other, tightening in a ball, tightening. Your creative endeavours are calling for cross reference, for a different approach. It’s calling for a bit of a mess to happen so a new entanglement can be found, a new network of knots and stitches, knitted fibres becoming one mass of something shapely, if anything. And then things will line up like the matched up sides of that tricky algorithm of the Rubix cube. Simply put, things will need to look fucked up, be fucked up, and this will happen right before things start to lace together. The more fuckery, the more fiddling, the more attention to finding the right place. Allow yourself to submerge in this beautiful process of struggle. Struggle really is your friend.

Song perscription: REAL LIFE IN SUBMERSION by GARBAGEFACE

Have a good one! Make sure to get some moonshine while you can, it probably has some source of vitamin in it. And until next time….

Love and guts,
Doc G.

Intro Goreblot Fortune Fridays with Special guest

Today, I’d like to introduce my first Feature Goreblot Fortune Friday with musical talent, doom experimental rapper, GARBAGEFACE.  I met Karol Orzechowski back in 2009/10 when I went on an artist specific guided tour  to NYC by METHINKS productions, he co-guided the bus tour along with peer Ryan Ringer, and Alex Bowron.  It was one of those trips that made a lasting impression and lasting connections with other fellow artists I still stay in touch with.  Seeing GARBAGEFACE for the first time perform in a couple of awesome venues in NYC among all the richness of creativity in such a busy city, had me hooked from the beginning.

Karol is doing a lot of awesome things in the Peterborough, Ontario music scene these days and he regularly tours.  Keep watch for his new album coming soon in JUNE 2016.

We’ve got a whammy of a Friday this one being a full moon in Scorpio and also Earth Day! I have a sale going on at my Etsy store, all items will be 22% off.  Just use the coupon code: BEAVERMOON22 upon purchasing.

 

Also pretty crazy news to hear that music legend Prince has passed away today at the tender young age of 57.  It’s been a weird year.

Without further a due, here are the choices for this week’s Goreblot Fortune Friday! Words contributed by GARBAGE face himself!

All you have to do is choose one or more of these words, follow your gut and tomorrow your fortune will be revealed to you.

Goreblot Fortune Friday is a series of FREE readings I do every Friday that I started on Instagram.  The idea is a lot like other divination methods.  Inspired by the Rorschach inkblot test, I put a twist on it in that the inquirer/patient picks the words and I produce a painted fortune via paintomancy along with a written guidance to complete it.  With these FREE readings I supply a choice of 3 words, sometimes images, that inquirers can choose from.  And on Friday, the Goreblot Fortune painting is revealed!

It’s fun and interesting and I hope to connect with more souls.  If you check out my Etsy store, you will find a couple of reading offerings there to get your VERY own personal CUSTOMIZED Goreblot fortune painting.  Getting your own reading makes things more personal and specific to you and if you’re familiar with Tarot or oracle decks, it’s in similar vein in that it offers guidance to whatever situation you are inquiring about.  And I’m running a Full MOON sale! so you can start out by getting your first reading with %22 OFF!

So let’s see what your guts have to say.  Give the free reading a try <3

Love and Guts,

DOC GOREBLOT