Page of Swords and King of Wands: Living Out Loud

Still letting my head clear from the last eclipse cycle. With the planets in play, themes around parenting were especially loud. There were lots of stories I saw play out, but bigger themes weaved in and out of all of them.

How do you connect with people emotionally? What does family mean? What ways do we support and encourage others? How are we supported and encouraged? More basically, how do we give and receive love?

The way parenting impacts an individual isn’t dictated by the specifics of their experience. Hard experiences can either close a heart or open it.

And operating from a loving space for one person can feel like giving love to everyone.

I expect similar themes to continue for a spell and the cards seem to agree. (I always like when that happens.)

Next Week in Tarot

So for outlook, we have the Page of Swords and advice is the King of Wands from the Crystal Visions Tarot. Look familiar? Because last week I got the same cards but in reverse order. I shuffle, but the cards do what they want to do. So we’re essentially looking at a continuation of the energy in play last week.

The Page suggests communication will be a notable theme. This kid is a messenger! So listen. Both what’s said and what’s not said can relay information. In particular, any bargains struck will highlight what is most important to folks even if they’re not talking about it directly.

The advice is super simple here, though. Act in sync with what you know in your heart to be right. This isn’t about emotion, although we’ll have some. It’s more about seeing to it that all you do feels truest to who you are. Next week, live out the person you want to be.

Come to think of it, that’s never a bad idea, huh?

So next week, listen for sure. There will be food for thought in what you hear. And live out loud, the truest YOU that you can do.

Are you seeing the parenting themes out there?


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King of Wands & Page of Swords: Process vs. Event

Has the last week been weird for you? 

I’m feeling the weird.

Not that I equate “weird” with “bad” necessarily, in any context. I’d be a self-hating pink-haired hippie chick otherwise!

But you know. Weird is what it is. Weird.

Sort of like seeing the world through different glasses. Revisiting intense memories, but perceiving them from a much different vantage point. Re-writing a story in the narrator’s voice, long after having lived it once as one of the characters.

This “weird” is more a shift of perspective than actual circumstance.

If this is where you are: just let it roll through. Let the realizations click into place as the process unfolds. What else can you realistically do with it,  after all? In the end, you’ll come out with a different (read: broader) perspective. A more complete perspective is always a good thing.

And of course, this vibe is utterly in line with next week’s Tarot forecast. Go figure…

Next Week in the Cards

This week’s outlook is the King of Wands, with advice from the Page of Swords–both from the delightfully colorful Crystal Visions Tarot deck.

I’m expecting the coming week to be well-punctuated with grand (grandiose?) and dramatic gestures, intended to come across as bold and decisive. Final, even. Big moves! The King of Wands has a flair for this sort of performance–he’s King of the Fire suit, after all. He means what he does here. While he isn’t particularly prone to lying, actions definitely speak louder than words with this guy. What people DO will largely tell their stories next week, much more so than what they say. Be aware of this dynamic not only for others, but also when looking in the mirror.

The advice for us is coming from a Page, so I probably wouldn’t join team “Dramatic Gesture” just yet. Pages are the beginning, the seed of creation as opposed to the final iteration. A page will have a more cautious approach than a King and in the suit of Swords, it’s going to be a well thought out approach as well.

Get your ideas and understanding clear, first and foremost. Examine the underlying structure of any situations you wish to influence. More importantly, understand how your own thinking impacts conclusions. This page would encourage a degree of emotional detachment for clarity. You may end up making an agreement–this Page sometimes announces specific contracts or agreements–and if you do, whether  verbal or written, be sure you honor whatever you agree upon. Stay true to your word.

Basically, next week some will be some trying to skip right to the end of the book and act it out. There is a desire for putting issues to bed. Don’t be surprised to see dramatic action intended to resolve something “once and for all.” There will be attempts to orchestrate events, essentially, in a desire to resolve something or other.

I’m suggesting you take a different tack: lean into the processes and reach for clarity instead of “hail Mary” type plays. Look to stabilize yourself in the context of the greater picture and allow your thoughts to clear. Negotiate if needed and take a step back from the urge to make things happen immediately. Instead of looking big picture, reach for the next, most sensible step.

Be process-oriented and let the final events sort themselves on their own schedule. They will, just like they always do.

Are you feeling the weird? How you doing with it?


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Ace of Pentacles: Taking Shape

One of the reasons the older, wiser me pulls back in assuming motivation for behaviors came from recognizing how often those assumptions are completely off-base.

Human beings are fabulously complicated creatures. An endless assortment of thoughts, beliefs and perceptions stream through an individual’s consciousness. Personal definition of reality is unavoidably colored by past experience and current state of mind. So how on Earth could I realistically expect to figure this out for someone else? I can barely do so for myself!

I may have ideas or suspicions. And some of those might even be right. Fair enough.

But I care a whole lot less about being right than being happy. So every time I can manage it, I opt to assume the best. I look for the explanations that I am happiest with. I don’t care if my guesstimations are right or not. I just care if I end up feeling better or not. My job is to take care of my own energy–nobody else’s.

The past few weeks have featured a widespread tension, with the overall atmosphere feeling more and more wound up. It was less about agreed-upon reality than about the perception.

But next week, I’m expecting we’ll start seeing more concrete manifestations taking shape, not just feelings.

We can assume whatever we like about what it all means when we see things taking form. A certain amount of evaluation is unavoidable. But I think it would be wise to stand back and not think too hard on it all. The picture is very far from clear yet.

Next Week in Tarot

For outlook, we’ve got the Ace of Pentacles and advice is the reversed Ace of Swords, from the Radiant Mini Rider-Waite deck.

You can listen to a very brief audio version of this forecast here: Tarot Forecast Week of 12/30/19 .

Expect to see actual movement in the real world, as in undeniable physical manifestations beginning to appear from some of the energy that’s just been felt in the past couple of weeks. I’m seeing this largely as a time when obstacles are becoming more obvious, in particular.

So if you get started on something and find problems coming up? Those problems are doing you a favor! They are helping you address what needs to be mastered.

Don’t overthink it, obsess about it or otherwise expect to control anything. It’s not that far along yet. It’s all very new, just getting started. Take note and step back from the situation a little. There’s a real need for perspective that may not be easy to come by initially.

And do your best to bless whatever you see–whether you consider it good or bad.

It’s all necessary. It’s all right. And it’s all right now, just getting started. Are you ready to roll? 


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And Happy New Year to you all!

High Priestess Reversed: Whoa, Nellie!

You’ve noticed it’s eclipse season, right? The people I’ve been talking to have sure been noticing!

Now, I’m not an astrologer and I don’t play one on the internet. But if your life has been feeling kind of crunchy, feel free to blame the skies. Totally legit here.

And the cards for next week are emphasizing that point, along with some (very helpful) advice about how to manage if we’ve got the good sense to listen.

Next Week in Tarot

For outlook, we have The High Priestess reversed.  Advice this week is The Hanged Man. These cards are from the colorful Crystal Visions Tarot–a lovely gift I received from one of my people recently. Yay!

Now, this combo speaks very clearly. Not sure if you’re going to like what it says, mind you. But I give you what I get here. That’s always the deal. So…

Expect to feel an undeniable urge (or maybe plural, as in “urges”) to DO SOMETHING about a problem, a situation, or condition you’re not pleased about. Moreover, expect people around you may largely be operating under the same general vibe.

This is a “putting out fires” mentality. “We’ve got to do something now…” is more or less how it goes. There is a drive to get conditions in hand somehow, impact the outside world through action.

At the same time, specifically what is best to do here won’t be clear.  That’s because the antsiness is not some kind of sign to take action.

See, our Seer, the lovely Priestess, is still reversed. While there may be some truth in the overall assessment of what’s what, the full picture is not yet revealed. So the drive to act, dramatically and right now, is born from anxiety, not divine inspiration.

Advice is also clear when the Hanged Man is on deck. Wait! Have faith. Visualize a positive outcome. Pray if you’re so inclined, or feel free to do a little magic work for if that’s your thing.

Just whatever you do, don’t try to write the script of exactly how it’s all resolved. Don’t try to force anything, even through indirect means like prayer or magic, because control-freaking this will make a bigger mess. Instead, call upon some faith in the larger Universe because that’s what the Hanged Man is all about.

The vibe overall feels edgy and I’m sorry. That’s not fun. But the answer to softening any edge isn’t external. Relief comes via reigning in your thinking.

Soothe yourself. Seek peace and reach for your center. Let go of what you cannot control–almost everything, if we’re being honest–and allow yourself to manage what you can control: where you focus attention.

Step back, breathe, and stabilize your own damn self. The rest works itself out. This is the path.

Take care out there!


Holiday Special Update: I’m still taking orders for the 2020 Zodiac Look-Ahead readings. I’m also planning on taking a few days off for the holidays. So if you want a forecast for the coming year, shoot me a payment ($40) and I’ll put you in the que. If your order comes in after Christmas, I’ll still fix you up but it may be a longer wait.


Hope you all have a great Christmas!

Queen of Wands Reversed: Impulse Control

The last few years, I’ve aimed to make it more of a practice to mind my own energy.  So if somebody is behaving in a way I don’t like, I try to step back as soon as I notice myself reacting.

Bottom line, I have no rights to what goes on with somebody else, regardless of any relationship we might have. It doesn’t matter what that person is thinking: about me, about the world, about anything. It’s not my business. I may certainly care, but it’s not mine to own.

I don’t know why people do what they do sometimes.  I don’t always get it. And sometimes, I don’t even want to.

Does it always work? Hell no. I ain’t claiming to be Jesus here. But it’s a practice, you know? It’s a process, not event.

Following this practice will probably make next week easier.

Next Week in Tarot

The outlook next week is the Queen of Wands reversed, with advice coming through as the Two of Swords–pictured here from the Radiant Rider Waite mini deck.

This says “frustrated desires” to me. Maybe you feel disrespected or undervalued. I would expect to see dynamics like a battle of wills, attempts to force issues or people feeling generally inhibited from doing what they very much want to do.

When you feel hemmed in, tied down, or somehow thwarted, that’s your cue to take a step back. Don’t act while in the throes of frustration. It won’t end well.

Instead, calm your emotions. Get settled down and settled in, fully in the here and now. Once you feel clear, you can logically weigh it all out and you’ll be able to find the most comfortable course. The cards as suggesting a deliberate and thought-through approach, not impulsive reactions.

The question, “What do I hope to accomplish?” may come in handy here. Or maybe, “What really matters?” Because if you’re acting on impulse right now, there’s a good chance you’re going to be missing the point.

So breathe. Take a step back. Don’t take anything personally (and don’t volunteer to handle anybody else’s baggage, either).

It’s your job to figure out what’s what for you and you alone. Everybody else gets to carry their own weight on that one. While we may sometimes want to step in an “help” because it seems like folks are making a mess of it? Yeah, I get it. But it usually doesn’t work out well and absolutely, next week is not the time to try.

Be the feather – let go and wait until you’ve floated down to earth. Relax, let go and allow your thoughts to clear. Do this and everything goes a lot smoother. Go out there and have a good week!


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Page of Cups: Squishy Messages

You ever find yourself wanting to make someone else FEEL what you feel? Maybe the topic itself wasn’t so important big picture, but in that moment, it feels very important to you to be understood.

It’s like if you can find those “perfect words,” somehow you can convince them to empathize with your perspective instead of seeing the world as they do. But attempts to recruit others to our viewpoint–especially through emotional means–often don’t end well.

What matters isn’t how many voices you find to agree with you or whom you can prod into feeling for you.

What matters is always behaving consistently with who you want to be. The “how” must match the “why” of whatever you’re creating or the end result will invariably miss the mark.

That’s basically what I saw out in the wild last week and this coming week appears to be a continuation on that theme.

Next Week in Tarot: Note What’s Yours

For the outlook next week, we’ve got the Page of Cups. Advice is the reversed Ten of Wands. Cards drawn from one of my (obviously) favorite decks, The Star Tarot.

Expect the week to be “squishy” emotionally. Not wild mood swings like you might see with the Knight of Cups, but still impactful on an emotional level.

With the Page/Princess as a forecast, I expect incoming information which may not be well-formed or fully developed initially. Pages often have a simple, childlike quality to their communication. The message is still relatively new and not fully branched out. With Cups as the suit in question, communication can be expected to have emotional content.

Advice couldn’t be clearer, however. The reversed Ten of Swords is non-equivocating. Set down whatever is not yours, period. Let go any burdens you don’t have to carry. Being understood is irrelevant. What someone else thinks or wants is irrelevant. How many people do or don’t agree with you is irrelevant. If it’s what’s in YOUR heart, you live it.

Only focus on right here, right now, today, what your intention is all about. I would echo last week’s advice of making sure the “how” you get to any point is consistent with the point you which to reach. That’s how you make the most out of the coming week. Let the Universe sort the rest out.

And as always, hit me up if you’d like a personal consult.

Holiday Specials

I’m doing the popular Zodiac Lookahead readings this year–every area of life for 2020, with a full-length audio file and email (or email only if you need that). I’ve always gotten great feedback on these and they are fun to do as well as receive, so I’d love to get you set up.  Send $50 to reserve your spot.

And finally, I’m running a rare special: Time blocks at $50/hour (1 hour or more). These can be used whenever and however you want. Just send a payment and I’ll credit your time so we can connect when it’s most helpful to you!

Be well out there, friends.