Tissue anyone? Dealing with Grief

weekend Forecast

Note: This is an old forecast, but I’m pulling it back up for anyone who needs some encouragement dealing with grief. Hoping it’s not you!


Damn! I pulled for Saturday and Sunday and after seeing what I got, I cringed hard, and drew one more for advice. Tarot Fives are never comfortable, but these two are especially harsh. Sorry to be the bearer of a bleak forecast, but better to know so you can dress appropriately, huh?

One the plus side, Tarot fives are highly dynamic, usually fast-moving agents of change. There is upheaval and uncertainty, but likely not long-term. And they can portend important shifts, made quickly.

We are always saying we want it now, huh? Or maybe that’s just me.

Saturday, Five of Pentacles:  This card screams poverty, feelings of being without. Whether it’s money, love, options, ideas, friends, or something entirely different you feel “out of,” we’re talking standing in the cold. I do usually point out when this card appears, help tends to be available for the asking. The problem is, nobody wants to ask!

You may be hurting and possibly scared, but it’s important to realize not only your role in creating the situation if there was one, but—and don’t hit me for saying this—your potential role in maintaining it. Be aware there likely ARE options that you haven’t been ready to consider. Fair enough if you don’t choose to consider them. You’ll get no judgment from me! Just realize the difference.

Sunday, Five of Cups: What can I say that isn’t obvious? This is a card of grief and loss. We’re not talking a complete loss even though it may feel like it. Still, there’s sadness for what is gone. It may even have snuck up on you and punched you in the stomach when you were looking the other way. Nothing sucks more than sucker-punch sadness, man!

Cry whatever tears come, letting them wash away pain. Be gentle with yourself. Any kind of cleansings, smudging or baths taken with the specific intention to clear away the past issues and pains of all sorts are recommended. Clearing out physical or electronic items associated with pain and loss can also help release the energy, as can journaling or pouring those emotions into some other creative or physical endeavor of your choosing. Just remember wherever you place that energy it stays, so you might want it to be something you’ll be disposing of when you’re done. No baking it into comfort food!

The best way through this kind of energy in my opinion is always surrender and release, surrender and release. Fighting it directly is like denying your true feelings, and such a charade never fools the heart. The feelings themselves will dissipate if you allow them to be spent. Like a shot, it only hurts for a little while.

Coping, Four of Pentacles: You are stable, you are safe. You have what you need. This is what the Four of Pentacles tells me. Hold on to what you have and withdraw if it helps. Take inventory. Ground. Know that you are okay. Honest. Do what you need to in order to feel safe and abate anxiety. Breathe.

Affirmation: It is safe to look within. I am hoping I’m WAY off here for the vast majority of those reading this. But if you’re not one of the lucky ones, know it’s okay—even helpful—to see yourself as clearly as you can, and forgive yourself for whatever shortcomings you perceive, you know?

I’m really seeing this whole thing as a highly internal process—like regrets over lost opportunities or possibilities. Just do the processing that needs to be done, let it pass and look forward to a brighter week ahead. I’m on call for virtual hugs should anybody want to collect one.

Much love to any who need it.

You doing okay?


Tarot Illuminati by Eric Dunne & Kim Huggens

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Way Not Personal! August Monthly Tarot Forecast

Dude, better late than never, right? Got a new video Tarot forecast for you!

Short version: Friends and family are likely recovering from stressors, many of which visited us last month. It’s a healing time. Be kind, be gentle with those you care ab0ut and most of all, don’t take it personally! Side note: I actually recorded this late-ish July but through a series of circumstances didn’t get it up until now. So it gives us a better-than-usual chance to compare to life experiences.

How’s it matching your August?

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Zen Muscles: Weekly Flow Tarot, 5/19 – 23

Oh. My. God.

I just realized that it’s been 3 days since I’ve posted something. That may not sound like much, but that’s actually the longest time I’ve gone without publishing anything–for over three years?

This kind of blows my mind.

I’ve spent the last few days doing some serious letting go and cleaning up, as sort of a preparation for Mars going direct. Prepping for what’s coming next. That’s a good thing. Exciting but also scary as Hell. But overall, a good thing.

However, thought y’all might appreciate a Weekly Flow forecast anywho. Ha! This is for Monday – Friday. I’ve got something different lined up for the weekend.

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Overall, I’m liking most of this week, although I do have to admit the start looks better than the finish. We’ve got a mix of the elemental energy, so I’m expecting a balanced week in terms of focus, with Monday having the most kick, coming in with a Major Arcana card. The challenge this week as I see it is carrying your Zen within to the very end, you know what I mean?

Monday: The Empress
Mars is going direct with a bang! Great day to take DEFINITIVE action on getting what you want or diving in head first to creative projects. What you lovingly birth or care for today has some staying power. Fortune favors the brave and the nurturing with this energy. Do something beautiful with it!

Tuesday: Four of Wands
Is this an event I see?  Meetings, parties, or socializing with loved ones can build an atmosphere of security and enhances a sense of “being in this together.” In business negotiations, agreements reached today will likely be harmonious and long-lasted. This is another day when you want to focus on what you’re creating but rather than it being a personal project, it’s done with someone else.

Wednesday: Ace of Cups Reversed
This is striking me as being kind of PMS-y, like a collective “Midol moment.” Possibility of emotionally overreacting to external stimuli. So think twice before you have yourself a meltdown because who wants to be making apologies the day after? It feels worse than it actually is, so I’d opt for distraction (or my favorite, a nap!) until you feel better.

Thursday: Seven of Swords
Great day to keep a low profile and not draw undue attention to anything you don’t want changed by the powers that be. On the flip side, if YOU are the “powers that be,” scrutinize the Hell out of everything that crossed your path. Something may well be hidden therein. Ha!

Friday: Page of Pentacles Reversed
Watch spending today. It’s very easy for it to get away from you, with small expenditures adding up before you notice. Double check receipts and bills, too, to make sure it all adds up properly. There is a possibility of errors or overcharging that could easily be missed.

Affirmation: I am at peace.
Remember, it’s not what’s going on around you that creates your peace. It’s what’s going on INSIDE you. Controlling what’s going on around you is nothing but a big, fat illusion! Controlling what goes on inside you means that no matter what, your mojo cannot be disrupted. You’ll probably have some opportunity to exercise your “Zen muscles” this week. It will help keep you from overreacting or missing important information as the week winds up. So keep a clear head, folks!

What are you expecting for the coming week? Does this line up for you?

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Going with the Flow / Weekly Flow Tarot, May 11 – 17th

Bumping the weekly up so you don’t lose track.

Are y’all feeling that Scorpio moon? Wow…experiencing and getting reports from the field on very Scorpionic themes including flashbacks, grief, people from the long past showing up. My keyword for this right now is about value. I know that’s more of a Venusian concept, but I”m thinking a lot about this particular energy in terms of what’s worthwhile and what’s not. What do we want to keep and what needs to hit the compost heap.

I’m doing good, actually. I have some Scorpio and it’s comfortable energy for me. But I’m sure that’s not true for everybody, so what are you gonna do?

If you’re grappling with it, realize it should lighten up soon and look for stuff to donate or reuse. After all, that’s voluntarily expression the demand for resurrection. Or have some really dirty sex. That will work, too! Whatever you do, don’t deny the fact you cast a shadow. Because that sucker will come out one way or another. Best to know it.

If y’all missed today’s Woo-Woo Wonderful show on Magic Gardening, be sure to catch us on the reply. I’ll let you know when I’ve got captions done on it for my folks that use them.

Be well!

Weekly Tarot Forecast May 2014

Looking at the flow of the week, with about half the cards reversed there may be delays or at least slower-than-we’d-like progress. So what else is new? A good mix of elemental energy with Swords, Pentacles,  Wands and even a member of court showing for Cups. It looks fairly balanced and manageable overall.

Who else is counting the minutes until Mars goes direct (meaning progress)?

Sunday, Six of Swords Reversed – We cannot solve all our problems in a day, okay? This looks like a minor setback or temporary delay. Perhaps it’s the “one step back” that accompanies most two steps forward? Maybe it’s just the feeling of setback, too, without any real-world implications. I’m actually seeing most issues as still on track, although it may not feel like it. Don’t overreact. Yes, it may have been a choppy sea boat ride and you may be SO READY to disembark, but the cruise is not over. Maintain grace. Oh, and happy Mother’s Day!

Monday, Ten of Pentacles – A great day for connecting with family, be it blood relatives or the folks you call family. Also an excellent time to acknowledge all the good you have in your life. Gratitude is never a mistake, but the day especially resonates with that vibe. Possibility of a gift of some sort. Nice day!

Tuesday, Seven of Wands – Fight the good fight, even if you are on your own. This card always makes me think of that juncture in the Hero’s Journey where the hero turns back to his or her cohorts and says, “I have to do this part alone.” Do what you’ve got to, and do it with integrity. That’s what’s required.

Wednesday, Nine of Swords reversed – I’m seeing this as niggling (and honestly, generally unfounded) worries, a vague sense of discomfort or concern. Especially prominent at night. I want to suggest practical and emotional tactics: a to-do list for what you actually need to address, and a good movie, book, game, puzzle or song to distract your mind for the what-ifs that you don’t need to address. Once you’ve done what you can, look for a way to set it aside and get some rest.

Thursday, Page of Pentacles Reversed – A message not being heard perhaps, or maybe an unexpected bill shows up. Something is a bit off in the communication realm. Don’t panic, because there very well could be a misunderstanding. Read twice, respond once. If you don’t understand what you’re hearing, wait for clarification before acting if possible.

Friday, Queen of Cups – Ahhhhh. This is like a drink for the parched throat! Expect to find peace today, and maybe a little bliss. Tears are possible but if you do cry, expect productive tears. Psychological insights are quite accessible with this vibe. Don’t overdo it with the wine (or whine).

Saturday, Ace of Wands – Physical activity is favored, along with work on a satisfying hobby or side project. Anything that trips your passion switch will bring extra reward today. You might also be gearing up for your next project or job. Mars is going direct in a couple of days now, which means that tangles are untangling and forward motion is on it’s way. Thank goodness!

Affirmation: I release all expectations. [Sorry the pic’s blurry.] Bottom line, the Universe works the way it wants to work, not the way we want it to work. We cannot micromanage our lives, and frankly, we’d probably just muck things up if we did. It’s a time to work with the tools you’ve got on hand.

Be grass, not tree. Bend and you won’t break.

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Legacy of the Divine Tarot
by Ciro Marchetti

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Light Touch in Romance: Weekly Tarot Video, 5/12

What do the cards say for this week as a whole in romance?

Short version: I pulled for a public-at-large forecast, but the deck wanted to give us a little relationship advice! Don’t fight without cause, and be aware you could come across as curt. I’m totally blaming Mars retrograde for this, by the way! Just communicate clearly, okay?

How’s your relationship looking this week?

p.s. This video features extra outtakes. You can say it’s because I had lots of screw-ups. Or you can say it’s entertainment. I’m calling it a feature, damnit!

p.p.s. I can help if your romantic live is crazy. Give me a holler, yo.

Due Diligence! Weekly Tarot Video, 5/5/14

So what do you need to keep in mind for the coming week? A little video to pull that weekly flow together.

You like my face here? Har!

Short version: Don’t just accept someone else’s word for it. I’m unfortunately seeing potential for hidden agendas in play this week, so exercise caution and check out the facts that matter to you  independently. Especially important anytime you have that “funny feeling”–to me, it’s kind of a flat uncomfortableness around statements where the words and emotional tone don’t match, a sense of the words being empty somehow.

Those funny feelings will not steer you wrong.

You have use for this advice? I’m hoping, NO!