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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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.

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Chariot Reversed: The How Counts

I took on the role of mother young. This was an advantage to me in a number of respects, but most notably because I quickly realized I didn’t know what I was doing.

Understanding what you don’t know means you can educate yourself. So I read a lot. We’re talking books, because it was before the internet was so much of a thing.

I stumbled upon the book Children the Challenge and discovered how to discipline my kids without so much of the anger and frustration. I learned to step back from the power struggles and focus more purely on the natural and logical consequences of their behavior. That was the point of trying to socialize them. I learned to model the behavior I was hoping to inspire. From then on, my parenting became a lot more about what I wanted to teach rather than how I could force things to go a certain way because I was a bigger human.

The shift improved my life–and theirs—considerably.

Next week is a lot like the situation I faced when I was a newbie mom. Sometimes we get all tangled up in the question of how to do something while losing sight of the why. The “how” must remain compatible with the “why” or you’re working at cross purposes.

Next Week in Tarot

The outlook for next week shows up as The Chariot reversed, with advice of Strength. These are from the lovely Star Tarot Deck.

Both are Major Arcana cards, so I’m expecting the coming week to feel fairly intense. The issues at hand are very likely to be important to you. Expect your mindset to be critical in making the best of the week.

The Chariot reversed predicts a lack of focus–we don’t know where this ride is going! It’s not even so much an indirect route to the end goal here, but more like a careening ride to who-knows-where? This too-fast ride could be accompanied by a sense of overwhelm: too much incoming information invoking a general atmosphere of chaos.

We may have forgotten WHY we’re doing what we’re doing, instead noticing all the distractions. Add to that, any individual distraction may feel like a crisis. It’s sort of a putting-out-fires mindset.

Don’t bite, though, okay? It happens.  And it’s okay that it happens. Strength shows us how to get back on course. It’s very possible to get your bearings in these conditions, but it’s not automatic.

Despite the name, the Strength card doesn’t advocate for a brute force approach, ever. The lady with the lion is gentle and soft. Her potential to tame the lion is realized through unyielding focus instead of strong-arming her way through. She knows her goal. She knows that a gentle, persistent and above all, a kind approach will achieve her objective successfully without compromising her own spirit in the process. While she never abandons her objective, she also never abandons her true self by acting in a way that’s not consistent with who she is. She prioritizes her own integrity above all else.

Follow her lead this week. Step back if needed and and ask yourself, “What do I hope to accomplish here?” Behavior executed in the name of reaching a goal must be consistent with the goal itself. In other words, the ends do not justify the means. The means create the end. You don’t fight for peace here. You love for it.

Hope that helps and that you are able to remind solid, grounded and centered in who you really are. It’s your greatest power.


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Reversed Magician: Clear Your Head

There are points in everyone’s life where little feels like it’s under our control.

But there’s one thing that we can ALWAYS control: how we manage ourselves. Next week, that’s what we’re looking at.

Next Week in Tarot

For the audio-visual among us, I have a quickie little video for you.

Otherwise, read on!

Outlook next week is represented by the Magician Reversed, with advice coming in as the King of Swords–pictured here from the Legacy of the Divine Deck.

Life isn’t necessarily going to feel within your control in the coming week. It’s like you can’t quite wrap your brain (or your grubby little fingers) around what’s going one.

That’s fine since big, sweeping action may not be the best idea. With the King of Swords as advice, your A-number-one priority is clarity.

Do whatever you can to clear your head and keep it that way. Maybe it’s done through walks, physical exercise, plenty of sleep, distraction, or what-have-you. “Journaling it” out is another option. Swords include words and writing, after all.

Meditation, in particular, is a powerful tool in this regard.  If you don’t do it now, it would be a good time to start a simple little practice. It can be as basic as setting a timer for 10 minutes and listening to the hum of electronics or counting breaths. Doesn’t have to be a big production. It’s just vital that you make the choice to clear your head, however you can manage it.

Don’t make grand, definitive gestures if you haven’t felt your course “click into place” first. The King of Swords is all about being sure, so get yourself sure first. When you’re sure enough to move, you won’t need to ask yourself if you really are sure. You’ll know. The King of Swords does not make moves when he’s still ambivalent.

Hope that’s helpful and hope you have an awesome week!


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Two of Wands: You Can’t Please Everyone, So…

What do you do, when you can’t make someone happy?

Maybe you’re connected to someone in a way that’s not going to change. You want the relationship to work and be pleasant.

But despite your best efforts, that’s not happening. 

We often think if we can find the right (read: “magic”) words, the right approach or compromise or explanation, that would fix everthing. But it doesn’t.

This question has been on my radar recently and the answer is simpler than it would seem at first glance.

Nobody can truly understand what’s going on in the head of someone else. Nor do we need to. Your job is always YOU. 

If it doesn’t feel good, detach from it. Step back. Don’t make it your job to fix the other person or the situation. Just love ’em and give ’em some space.

It reminds me of the old song, Garden Party. “You can’t please everyone, so you have to please yourself.”

Priority one is being happy yourself. Let the rest of the bastards fend for themselves here.  Which takes us to next week’s forecast.

Next Week in Tarot

Outlook is the Two of Wands, with advice as the Ten of Cups (from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck).

Got a quick video forecast for you if you want to hear me say it. 😉

There will be choices this week. At times, your needs and desires may feel pitted against the rest of the world. But let your heart guide you.

Comfort and what feels most “at home” for you is the best guide. These decisions are best made outside the scope of pleasing anyone else.

This is actually better advice (for all the time) than you may think at first. If you stick true to your core and lovingly let other people determine their own feelings and experience, life gets a whole lot easier very quickly.

Try it with any challenging relationship. You don’t decide what someone else does or doesn’t do. Instead, you’re deciding what role (if any) you feel at home playing a part in. That’s it. Suddenly, life simplified.

Hope this is helpful and go out there and have an awesome week, folks! ♥


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