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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 24, 2014

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

Queen Of Pentacles

 

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!

 

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

Reading for June 10, 2014

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

Temperance – XIV

 

Temperance

A golden haired winged figure stands pouring water from one golden goblet to another.  Dressed in a white gown, the figure has one foot on land, and one in a stream. A road leads from the stream to the mountains in the far distance on the left. In the mountains, a golden light shines. On the right, green stalks rise from the ground with yellow flowers blooming.

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The Temperance Card is right on time with Mercury in Cancer AND Retrograde.  Talk about never saying the right thing when it comes to how you feel!  So what do we do? Pull back, come together and find balance.  And just like last year, it’s not easy.  Whatever you’re working on, keep on keeping on. Don’t make any grand changes, don’t make any snap assumptions. You have to treat it like science:  make one small variable change and track the results. It’s highly possible that whatever you perceive as problems don’t need to be fixed. The instructions are probably translated from six other languages – poorly.

When you ‘re ready to move forward, center, find your balance, then go. You don’t have to be cold or methodical about it. Your emotional feelings are perfectly valid as long as you add a dose of practicality on top. You may have to compromise, and that’s OK too.

Just remember: All work and no play is bad for you – so is all play and no work.  Go play feel, do, dance, sing, pray, work and fly – and keep the balance within you.

Blessings!

T

 

Reading for January 3, 2014

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

Wheel of Fortune – X

Wheel of Fortune

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’t. 

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 :-)

Blessings!

T

Reading for December 9, 2013

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

Wheel of Fortune – X

Wheel of Fortune

 

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.

Pat Sajak and Vanna White? No. It’s much worse that.

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’t. 

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.

You’re gonna be a winner – if you keep your head, your cool and your lunch down :-)

Blessings!

T

Reading for August 3, 2013

Today’s Card is from the African American Tarot by Lo Scarabeo:

6 The Lovers

Love is in the air! Now, hold your horses. All love isn’t romance or at first sight. This card has a deeper meaning than how your next date will go.

The deities mentioned on this card are  Adriambahomanana and Andriamahilala, the first humans in Madagascar mythology. After fulfilling their divine duties, they got to choose their own after life.  Adriambahomanana chose to be a banana tree, to be reborn every spring. Andriamahilala chose to become the moon, ever in a cycle of death and rebirth.

This card also represents land, agriculture and the harvest. Adriambahomanana became a banana tree – food that sustains humans to this day. Large groves of these trees are farmed year round in the world.   Andriamahilala became the moon, a visible and repeating symbol in many cultures of the spiritual energy.

At it’s core, this card is about spiritual integrity, inner balance and the attraction of opposites – in many shapes and forms.  Seek out those who complement you in temperament and goals. With these new friendships and relationships you’ll find that inner balance you seek. Once this balance is attained, the Divine will find you worthy and offer you the reward you seek.

 

Blessings!

T

Reading for July 19, 2013

Today’s Card is from the African American Tarot by Lo Scarabeo:

4 of Wands

I’m liking where this is going!

The Spirit mentioned on this card is Anotchi – the healing protector of the Ashanti in Ghana. Not only a great magician and medicine man, he’s also a kingmaker!  He conjured a great cloud in the sky and called forth a golden chair. Anotchi commanded the chair to place itself in front of the man who would be the King of the Ashanti tribe (African Mythology, A to Z By Patricia Ann Lynch, Jeremy Robert,  pg 49).  The presence of the golden chair ensured good health, success and prosperity of all the Ashanti – as long as the chair was kept safely in the royal palace and no one allowed to sit upon it.

The African American of note on this card is Robert Smalls. Born a slave, he rose from bondage to become a ship’s pilot, sea captain, and politician. Commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the CSS Planter, he freed himself, his crew and their families in 1862 by sailing it to freedom beyond the Federal blockade.

The suit of wands represents air. In this case, the winds of the sea as we sail out to meet our fate. Those winds could also be the stirred up by the magic within ourselves and the Divine as even higher magic is worked.

In your dealings for the next week, watch for the kingmaker! Should this figure appear in your life, graciously accept the magical gift the offer – and follow their instructions to the letter. You can rise up higher that anyone ever believed with hard work and leading by example.

Blessings!

T

Reading for July 2, 2013

Today’s Card is from the African American Tarot by Lo Scarabeo:

 8 of Wands

For a first card, this is pretty awesome!

The orisha/spirit mentioned on this card is Eshu.  Some may know him as the infamous Papa Legba. Eshu is not only a messenger for the gods, He looks after travelers as well.  As we are riding out a bumpy retrograde of Mercury, those who are traveling may want to petition Eshu for assistance if needed!

The African American of note on this card is James Beckworth.  Born a slave of Black, Irish and English nobility descent,  his owners set him free after a lengthy battle in courts. Trained as a blacksmith,  James led an adventurous life eventually living with a Crow Band of Native Americans, becoming a business man and a professional card player.  This card shows James as he stands in the mountains of Sierra, Nevada. he is credited with discovering the Beckworth Pass a low-elevation pass and improved it to become the Beckworth Trail.

The suit of wands represents air. In this case, the breeze as we travel from place to place or the winds in the mountains.  This particular card reveals travel, unexpected developments and events as well as travel, speed and messages.

As you travel this week, be careful! Prepare for the unexpected! Your decisions may take you higher than you ever imagined!

Blessings!

T