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!
The River Queen
Flow, Letting Go, Natural Movement
A mermaid sits on a rock above the waters. Her greenish skin shines in the night sky. A shell decorates her hair as she pushes back the long strands. Her chest is bound in a torn piece of blue cloth. Stars twinkle in the sky above her. She seems as peace.
The River Queen appears as an Ally in this reading. She is here to help you go with the flow. Literally. Water is one of the most powerful natural force on the planet. With time, the gentle flow of water can cut through or wear down mountains, as long is it goes where it wishes.
An old manager told me once to “be like water.” Don’t get hung up on the details or being perfect. Yes I know I’m preaching to the choir there! LOL! So we let go of all holds us in one place and fear not of drowning. The River Queen will carry us to new places that we could never have imagined!
Queen Of Pentacles
A woman sits alone on a throne. Carvings of goats, fruit bearing trees, winged beings, and other symbols are visible. The tree above her is heavy with fruit and flowers. The ground beneath her is rich and verdant. She gently holds a single golden pentacle. A rabbit is in the foreground. Cool blue mountains are in the distance against a golden sky.
It’s good to be the Queen!
The original “Earth Mother” this is a card of nurturing in our homes, families, and tribes. It is also a card of practical energy. Time to look at the balance between the home, work and spiritual lives – and lovingly adjust if need be. Sure you can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. When was your last pedicure? Yes, you’ve got the business section of the newspaper memorized. What about the stats for your favorite sport? Sure you’ve knocked fifteen books on improving your business life. Called Mom or your friends lately? Yeah. Didn’t think so.
The thing about the Earth Mother and “moms” in general, is that they and their lives are invested in you. How about you invest in yourself and show that it wasn’t a waste of time? Take care of yourself (yes and your bank account) and get back to not just being successful. Be happy too!
Today’s card is from the
Also known as the Marco Polo Tarot. Created by Riccardo Minetti, Severino Baraldi
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?
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!
Wheel of Fortune – X
I swear to you that I picked this card from a brand new deck!
NOT MY FAULT! LOL
Modeled after the wheel of the goddess Fortuna, an engraved wheel sits in a blue sky with gray clouds in each corner. The letters on the wheel “T-A-R-O” and Hebrew letters ” י-ה-ו-ה,” (usually transliterated as YHWH (Yahweh)). The symbols on the wheel represent the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The four winged creatures in the corners of the card, represent the symbols of the fixed signs of the Zodiac: Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio (The Lion, the Ox, the Man and the Eagle). Each creature peruses an open book. A representation of the god the snake-like Typhon descends on the left side and Anubis is seen rising with the wheel on the right. Above the wheel sits a Sphinx-like half-human attired in an Egyptian-style headdress.
This is the card of roller coaster transformation and reversal of luck. Prepare to have your world rocked – hard. You can’t control what’s happening. So don’t try to fight it. Something completely random has happened and the Spinning Plate music has started. What did I tell you? Pay attention! Don’t try to fight or control it.
You can control how you respond to the madness. When things seem to be spinning out of control, keep your seat belt on and pop some Divine Gravol. Use your head to make the best decisions. Yeah, “find your center’ seems kind of cliché, but it fits here. The center of the wheel has more stability that the edge. You’re still moving… but the ride’s a bit smoother. Find the place where you can plant your feet or hold on and just go with it.
When the monkeys escape in the circus? Its better to have bananas than a whip to get things back in order. And when things are back in place? When the merry-go-round stops? You’ll find that you’re not Monkey Wrangler #32, anymore. You’re the Ringleader.
Looks like we’re still on the roller coaster! You’re gonna be a winner – if you keep your head, your cool and your lunch down