The Lovers: Finding Your Truth (and Living Accordingly)

Last week, in doing those experimental Spirit Message readings, I found myself getting more visuals than normal. During readings, it’s very common for me to see pictures in my head. They’re usually metaphorical, but sometimes literal. I think maybe the extra extra energy devoted to meditation along with the even stronger intention to “see” for these may have made the difference. I’m going to keep playing with it (for all my readings) because it was helpful.

It’s kind of funny to me, really. The Spirit Messages were about checking in with invisible friends. Guides, Spirits, Angels, or dead folks, what-have-you. But I don’t really think of these entities the same way many card-slingers do.

I consider all my beliefs to be no more than a “working definition” of how the Universe works. (This is one way to avoid feeling like an idiot when your perception of reality shifts, as my has many times over the course of my life.)

So I speak from personal experience, absolutely, but I don’t assume my interpretation of my own experience is going to match anyone else’s or even my own at a different juncture. I don’t feel like I have access to the final word on what’s “real.” Everything we experience as reality must first go through the filter of our perception, after all. I know my perception shifts and expect it to continue indefinitely. So who am I to say?

Before I got so woo, for example, I would have utterly pooh-poohed the idea of spirit guides. Not logical enough to suit all my Virgo! I am sure I obnoxiously rolled my eyes into the next week, when the topic came up. But now?

Well, I’ve met a lot of guides, distinctly recognizable to the folks I was reading for. The messages they shared were relevant. Hard to deny those who you’ve met. Even tougher when the messages are solid.

I’ve seen angels when reading for people who work with angels. I’ve also seen dead people and Gods and saints and animals–each depending on who I’m reading for. I learned not to overthink it. Just present it all as I perceive it presented to me.  I don’t know for a take-it-to-court kind of fact what, precisely, I’m tuning into in each of these instances. I just know that it’s consistently most helpful to when I faithfully convey whatever I get, in whatever way I get it.

Sometimes the people I work with  worry that I’ll find their interpretation of the energy they are feeling “crazy.” I always laugh and reply, “You know what I do for a living here, right?”

If you think of everything as being an expression of energy as I do, the idea individuals may translate and envision the same energetic forces differently doesn’t seem so far-fetched. I’ve long since stopped asking myself what’s literally “real” so much as whether or not I’m feeling that undeniable ring of truth. I’m reaching for the essence, the knowing, not extraneous details.

I guess I’m saying is I don’t think it matters much, how you envision the structure of the world. It just matters how whatever you settle upon interacts with your own sense of truth. And this concept nestles neatly into our upcoming forecast.

Next Week in Tarot

For this week’s outlook, we got The Lovers! And advice is the High Priestess reversed. These renditions come from the Crystal Visions Tarot deck.

Now, you’ve got to love getting The Lovers as a weekly forecast. Or at least, I do! It promises plenty of opportunity for finding harmony, balance and basically sliding into a comfortable groove.

I say “opportunity” instead of promise, though. I find it important to remember that the Lovers is a card of choices more than anything else. That potential for blissful harmony isn’t automatic. Instead, it’s achieved through a series of choices, exercising personal preferences with integrity and authenticity. Any relationship fits who you really are perfectly only when you’re perfectly true to who you really are.

With advice for the week embodied by the High Priestess reversed,  we’re being encouraged to plug in before we act on our choices. Again, it’s not automatic. There might be a little antsiness to soothe worries, address building tensions or otherwise react to fears. Wait for the sense of everything “clicking into place” before you finalize anything. This doesn’t appear to be a lengthy wait. It’s just a matter of proper timing. Hint: If you’re unsure if the timing is right, it isn’t. When the timing is right (and the High Priestess has made her way to upright), you just know it. You don’t need to know how or why you know it. You’ll just know it.

Are you feeling a “knowing?” Or feeling for it?


I’m open to doing a few more Spirit Message readings, although I don’t think I’m going to offer them as a regular thing. Just a now and then thing. If you would like to get in on it, send $40 via Paypal and feel free to identify a general area of interest if you want (e.g. romance, money, family). These seemed to flow the easiest with a more general focus.

Otherwise, if you want old school Tarot, give me a holler and we can talk.

Knight of Swords & Queen of Pentacles Rx: Plan in Pencil

I’ve been sort of compulsively crocheting lately, utilizing little snatches of time that I carve out from my daily routine. In the morning during coffee time. My break between work and cooking dinner. In bed while watching TV.  I’m using whatever yarn I’ve already got on hand (admittedly plenty).

Crochet is very calming to me. It’s highly satisfying to complete either a square or an entire project (even when I have no end game whatsoever about what to do with the finished item). It’s meditative and clears my head.

I love the process of the creation. It feels like magic to me–literally making something out of nothing by waving my magic (crochet) wand in and out of some string. I enjoy the planning too–deciding what to make and selecting an approach to get there.

I especially like picking out what yarn to put together. Yarn choice has such a huge impact on the finished piece. Considering what yarn would compliment the texture of the stitch, or laying out colors next to one another to contemplate their potential marriage makes me feel like an artist.

It pleases me tremendously, and the whole point of the activity is being pleased. Even if I didn’t enjoy the planning, I’d still need to do it, though. Since I’m using my existing yarn stash, some planning is necessary to get an finsihed project I like.

But sometimes, the outcome of my planning looks absolutely nothing like what I planned! At times, it’s a better than I’d hoped for but sometimes, not so much. I may form plans all I want, but I come up with consistently better results if I’m open to amending the plan as I go.

This forecast reminds me a lot of this process.

Next Week in Tarot

Ever have on of those weeks where you thought you knew what you were doing, but it turned out nothing like you thought it would? You may consider the changes great or not so much, but you couldn’t have seen them coming. That is exactly what I’m expecting here.

For the outlook next week, it’s the Knight of Swords. Advice is the reversed Queen of Pentacles, paired with the reversed Two of Swords, all from the bright and lovely Crystal Visions Tarot.

This Knight suggests information and ideas will be freely flowing and move fast–although there may just-as-fast-moving changes in direction. Tarot Knights can often signal impulsiveness or unpredictability as well as general movement.

We’d be well-advised not to get too comfy with whatever appears to be “in progress.” Pentacles are the suit of physical manifestation, so this Queen coming in reversed says that nothing is set in stone yet. You cannot take it to the bank. So don’t get married to any approach for taking care of an issue based on what you hear early in the week. Some elements will likely remain in place, but there may be material differences from what you heard early on versus what eventually comes to pass.

There’s also the matter of that reversed Two of Swords I pulled for extra insight regarding the advice. This angel chick tells me isn’t a lot to figure out here. She’s blindfolded. So you won’t be able to see everything coming. No need to overthink–a real temptation in this environment! Instead, remain flexible and pencil in the options because they are prone to needing adjustment as the week wears on.

In other words, roll with the punches. This next week, you may have to pull out some stitches or change plans mid-project. Colors you thought would work together may not, or those you thought wouldn’t may be perfect together. None of this is necessarily a bad thing, but it can undoubtedly trample on your joy if you’re not ready to be flexible. So be flexible!

Are you feeling the need for flexibility?

If you need a little help sorting, as always you can contact me for a private consult here.


p.s. I’ve had some great messages from spirits, guides and dead folks in pre-session meditations. It wasn’t something I planned so much as something that’s developed over time, to the point some of my regulars have told me these are a highlight of their readings.

So I wanted to experiment with this. I’m thinking email sessions (with mp3 downloads) on the meditation visitors plus a simple Tarot spread looking for advice from whomever shows up. The messages in general tend to be very uplifting and encouraging, so think of it like a personal development reading.

I’m trying just a few of these to see how they work out before deciding if I want to make it an ongoing option. So if you’d like to be one of the first (maybe only) to try a Spirit Messages Reading, send  $40 via Paypal this week and we can see how it goes!

Death Rx: Not Done

Humans have this funny little habit of believing that whatever they see, right here and now, indicates the entirety of what they ever will see.

We do it with situations. With relationships. With jobs. With everything! As if the world something but an ever-evolving, constantly moving, dynamic entity.

Every moment we live is nothing more than a snapshot in time. Next week, it would be a good idea to be mindful of that fact.

Next Week in Tarot

Outlook this week is Death reversed, with advice of the Ten of Cups and Six of Wands, both reversed. These colorful cards are from the Crystal Visions Tarot.

I see Death reversed as heralding a general deconstruction. In terms of a weekly forecast, I’d expect to see situations that have previously been entrenched now sort of pulling apart at the seams. Partial breakdown or decay of existing systems could be seen with this kind of energy.

But there is an emphasis in these cards on the idea of partial or incomplete breakdown here, not wholesale. This isn’t Death upright. This looks more like circumstances put on life support, than circumstances ready to be put to rest entirely. So we may be on the last legs of a situation, but it’s not done yet.

The advice draw this week was unexpected enough that I pulled a clarifier. Ten of Cups upright would suggest emphasizing happiness and harmony, prioritizing your relationship those you love over what happens in the outside world. An upright Six of Wands would indicate a victory. However, both these cards showed up reversed. So again, it’s not quite there yet.

Notable also are that both the advice cards also speak to emotional sorts of “wins.” The issues in play are likely to be some close to your heart in some respect. They matter to us individually.

Don’t declare victory next week over anything! Sure, appreciate your wins (and there’s likely to be some wins). And sure, take heart in any improvements you see in progress. Always, always take the time to feel gratitude for what’s going right. But the process of getting from A to B isn’t a done deal. Your participation is still important in matters that are important to you.

Work remains to be done. Attention remains to be paid.  Ongoing involvement matters here. So next week, acknowledge your wins for sure and be happy for them. I expect you’ll see plenty of encouraging signs in the days ahead. But also bear in mind, more needs to happen.

Protect your quiet time and downtime to help you stay clear, alert and connected because that’s what puts you in the best position to get that joyful energy more free-flowing. It will take some time and some engagement, but no question: it’s worth it.

Hope you all have a great week! And if you want to check in for a little help figuring out your plan, give me a holler for a private consult.

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?


Want a little support as you feel out your heart? Give me a holler for a private consultation.

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?


If you’d like a personal consult on all your “weird,” get in touch to schedule some one-on-one time with me.

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!