Category Archives: Lo Scarabeo

Reading for July 8, 2014

Today’s card is from the The Waite-Colman Smith Deck

Seven of Cups

Seven of Cups

 

A dark figure stands with an outstretched hand before seven golden cups. Each cup sits nestled in one large cloud in a blue sky. Each cup overflows with a symbolic images: castles, jewels, wreaths, a snake, a bust of a woman, a figure hooded in white and some type dark twisted creature.

Too Many Choices!

This isn’t your average everyday fork in the road. This is a directional choice nightmare.  There are so many choices ahead that the ability to pick one is impossible. However! There is a way to at least narrow down the field.

First things first, throw out anything that’s too good to be true – because those things probably are.

Second, throw out anything that’s just wishful thinking and fancy pipe dreams. If the choice is “someday when I have everything in place….”  I say NAY NAY.

The third thing is to use your lifeline. Yes, call a friend and get some creative brainstorming done to assist in navigation the roads. I can guarantee they can show you some ways around your obstacles that you haven’t thought of yet!

And lastly, remember that this choice nightmare comes when we’ve hit a nice comforting structured plateau. Yes, where we are is nice, we know what to expect and we’re cruising – around in circles while progress passes us by. Meaning? Shake it up. Focus on the steps to take right now to get to that dream of success. Shake off the moss and get moving!

Blessings!

 

Reading for June 17, 2014

Today’s card is from the

Tarot of the Journey to the Orient by Lo Scarabeo

Also known as the Marco Polo Tarot. Created by Riccardo Minetti, Severino Baraldi

Three of Swords

Three of Swords

A young boy tiptoes into someone else’s richly colored tent. Dressed a red robe and shabby trousers, he is barefoot. His face is a mask of fear as he passes a basket at the entrance. Does the basket contain snakes? Is there a trap in the tent? The boy doesn’t know. He only knows that he’s afraid.

No one likes this card. Doesn’t matter what deck it is. Everyone hates it. Why? Because this card is all about facing the pain in life – no illusions, no excuses, no running away.

Take a good look around you. Is everything really hunky dory? Are you inadvertently causing someone else pain? While you may love to get up a jog a 5 am every morning, is your door slamming or car alarm beep bothering the shift worker next door?

Yeah. That.

Add in a healthy dose of Mercury Retrograde and you’ve got yourself one giant misunderstanding that can lead to all kinds of heartache and more bad karma that you can balance in a lifetime.  And it’s all in the name of “but I didn’t know!”

Well here’s your sign. Let’s all take a moment. Take a deep breath and take a look around. You may not be able to come right out and ask if you’re ruining someone’s life –  but you can see the signs. Watch for body language, tone of voice and above all, no one talking to you about how awesome your day was.  Take some that awesome and see if can make someone else’s day brighter.

 It’s a tough card to get through today – but you can do it!

Blessings!

T