Self-Contained. Weekly Tarot Forecast, Oct 3 – 9, 2016

One of those things I learned from parenting: there is no bigger setup for failure than trying to control someone else’s life.

Even if your intentions are golden.

Even if they’re headed for a big, fat brick wall.

Even if you’re “right.”

Your responsibility–or more accurately, your RIGHT–to run any life begins and ends with you. Nobody else but you. Not your kid or your mother or your brother or your high school classmate.

Just you.

Everybody has their own perspective. Everybody has their own thoughts and feelings and priorities. Unless someone is looking for your input specifically and explicitly, why try to force it upon them?

That’s what comes to mind, looking at this forecast.

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The week begins in fits and starts. There’s a tendency to rescue others, or be more accurate, TRY to do so “for their own good.” There may be questions about how others are going to manage this or that and the feeling like you must involve yourself because, well…you are the only one who can step in and fix for them.

That’s not a good idea. But you know that, right?

You do nobody any favors when you look to be their strength. Instead, see the capacity in them, help remind them of their own strength and stand the Hell back out of their way while they find their own footing. Your job, and your only job, is to find your footing. Not your neighbors.

Eyes on your own paper, yo!

Audio Version of the Week’s Tarot Forecast


Monday, Two of Pentacles rx: Prioritize, baby! It ain’t all your job, everything in the world. Don’t fuss at yourself for what you don’t get done. Do what you can and let the rest go.

Tuesday, Eight of Cups rx: Feeling of claiming something doesn’t matter to you, but it does. How you feel is how you feel. Denial doesn’t change it. Don’t fool yourself! Be aware, anything that you react to more strongly emotionally than you would expect, that points you’ve tapped into a feeling vein that is attached to something else.

Wednesday, Page of Pentacles rx: Don’t spend more than you’re comfortable spending. And don’t try to take on extra tasks that are not yours. Take it easy, physically. Let others manage their own issues.

Thursday, Ten of Wands rx: Opportunity to drop or release obligations, ideas, details, issues, responsibilities that are NOT yours or that you’ve carried needlessly. Good day to let go of issues you’ve been holding onto without cause.

Friday, King of Cups rx: Be aware of potential of fluctuating emotional states. Sit with emotions for a while, put them to the scrutiny of reason before acting. Behave in an emotionally mature way and take your time…kind of testy feel, possible overreactions. Don’t take sloppy emotions in the wild personally, because it’s not.

Saturday, Ten of Pentacles: Fun! Good day for family activities, or friends that feel like family. Good money day. Check your mailbox! Maybe there’s a check. Lots to apprecite today.

Sunday, The Moon: Good possibility some of the info you run across today may not be entirely accurate. Doesn’t have to be a big deal, but there is a blurring of truth here. No drastic action. Good day for imaginative projects, or watching movies. Reading fiction, too.

Overview/Advice, Knight of Cups rx: The theme of this forecast is check your emotions and go slow in emotional matters. Knee jerk reactions are not your friend, so don’t be in a hurry to resolve. Take your time. Be easy and gentle. Pull back and soothe yourself when you are feeling emotional, to get centered and grounded before moving. Or opening your mouth!

Affirmation: We are each responsible for the thoughts we think. Sometimes we try to dazzle others with facts, facts, facts, reasons, reasons, reasons, emotional appeals, etc. It’s not your job or my job to convince anybody else. It’s our job to think our own thoughts and let others think their own thoughts. Think thoughts that keep you calm, centered and in a good, appreciative state. That’s ALL you have to do. You’ll connect with those whose vibes match you. However it works out, it’s okay. All you have to do is feel as good as you can and everything else goes smoothly.

Look to be self-contained this week, emotionally. Not that you don’t love beyond yourself or you don’t enjoy some awesome connections, too. That’s a good thing. But in terms of stability, happiness, your emotional state, making decisions and whatnot? Look within and don’t meddle. Self-contained is your keyword here.

Are you (usually or often) self-contained emotionally?

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This week’s forecast features the New Vision Tarot and Abraham-Hicks Money and the Law of Attraction cards. If you like it, you may like my book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or a personal consult.

Looking for What You Like: Tarot Forecast, Sept 26 – Oct 2

Back in the days when I worked in an office. I liked to give out cards at Christmas. Maybe stick a candy cane to them or something. But the real gift was the note inside.

For each person I worked with, I would spend a little while and write out a handwritten note of appreciation, mentioning something I particularly liked or enjoyed about them. I wanted each note to be personal, and completely heartfelt.

Sounds lovely, huh?

But you know the problem with that, right?

There’s always “that one guy,” or “that woman…” agh! The one that gets under your skin and drives you crazy.

“I don’t wanna do a note for So-and-So,” I’d think, a little belligerently, to tell the truth. Except it would be pretty rude to hand out sweet notes to everybody but that one.

This meant a few of my cards took an extra long time to compose. These challenging cards required me to step outside my ego a little bit and relax the defensive stance long enough to find something true, uplifting and kind in my heart to say about the somebody who absolutely drove me batty.

Funny thing, about those tough-to-write notes? While my notes were well received in general, the hard ones were the best received and without exception, my interactions always improved after writing one of those harder notes.

This week is a lot like that. Look for what you like–even if it’s harder to see than what’s in your face–and you’ll do well.

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Audio Version of This Forecast – more rambly goodness.

Monday, Future – Four of Wands rx: Don’t run too far into the future, in your head. Don’t make a big deal out of, “Where is this going, where is this going, where is this going?” There is a lot of wiggle room in the energy right now. Wrong turns may be just the break you need. So get your chill on.

Tuesday, Unconscious Desires – Knight of Pentacles rx: It’s okay to want what you want. More money, more stuff, more friends, more comfort. It’s ALL okay to want, whatever it is you want, for yourself, without guilt. Your suffering does not add to the life of another. Lifting up yourself is contributing to the whole at the same time. If you find yourself fussing about wants, allow yourself the space to like what you like without guilt. Appreciate what is already around you; that will clear up any wobbles in your vibe in very short order.

Wednesday, What to Avoid – Ace of Cups: Normally, the Ace of Cups would be a small feeling, one that’s just taking root. So practice an awareness of your emotions. If you find yourself out of emotional sorts, actively look to soften that emotion and get re-centered. So back off from the specific negatives to more generally negative…to more generally positive. Any uncomfortable emotion, look to soften it up in the early stages before it gets bigger.

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Thursday, Cons & Friendships – Two of Wands rx: Be aware of the egos of friends – or how they may step on your ego’s toes. There is no need for everybody to see things the same way. Your job is not to set anyone else’s vision. It’s to be true to your own vision. Today, the work is not to gain widespread agreement. The work is to live what you know.

Friday, Lesson – Empress: Nurture yourself! Self-care is awesome. Arts and crafts, or any kind of creative project, is especially rejuvenating. Soothe yourself and be gentle with you.

Saturday, Problem – The Fool: This combination says, the issue is what you don’t know. Your job is to gather more info. It’s a day for fact finding.

Sunday, Finances – Death rx: Ugh! No, I’m not going to say, “Your bank account looks like death warmed over.” Because, c’mon! But I will say, if you have been working on finances? You’ve made strides. To go further, add more harmony in your life and less discord. Don’t fight about money with anybody. Out loud or in your head, don’t bother with how anybody else believes money should be spent. Look for areas of agreement, and ignore other stuff. Think of a field that’s been burned out, with new seedlings germinating and popping up. It takes time, so be patient! Let it be and it will shift.

Overview/Advice, Blocking or Covering – Page of Wands rx: Stress from people pulling different ways this week. Don’t be overbearing in advocating for your opinion or option. You don’t have to agree with everybody or anybody. Just look to understand other perspectives. That is enough.

Affirmation – The better it gets, the better it gets. You will find what you’re looking for. So if you’re looking for ways to correct you kid, you’ll find issue after issue after issue to correct. If you’re looking for awesome things about your kid, you’ll find that, over and over and over, again too. Look for what you love. Don’t push against anything this week. It’s fine, not to find harmony with everybody and everything.  Just look for what you like. And have an awesome week!

Do you try to look for what you like in situations?

This week’s forecast features the New Vision Tarot, the Deck of 1000 Spreads, and Abraham-Hicks Money and the Law of Attraction cards. If you like it, you may like my book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or a personal consult.

Pity Party or Pruning? Weekly Flow Tarot, September 22 -28

Weekly Flow Tarot, Sept 22 -28

Looking at this week as a whole doesn’t make me feel at ease, to put it mildly. This flow does have a transitional feel to it, though, where the biggest obstacles to changes are completely internal. It’s not what’s going on nearly as much as how you feel about it. On the plus side, this gives us a very useful opportunity…

Monday, What to Avoid – High Priestess Reversed: Avoid being duplicitous. It’s liable to backfire. It’s also quite possible what you think is a secret is not-so-secret after all. Do not act on the assumption other people don’t know what’s up, as they may well know more than you give them credit for knowing. Your best defense here is discretion, sure, but maintain utter honesty and integrity what you do share. And for God’s sakes, don’t go blabbing anyone else’s business. Not a good day for gossip! You’ll likely get outed for being the big mouth.

Tuesday, Mind – Hierophant Reversed: Unconventional and unusual thoughts may fill your head throughout the day. This is neither good nor bad but is. I would not assume everybody is thinking what you are, because they probably aren’t. And if you get a flash of inspiration, make note. Your mind is probably making some unusual connections today.

Wednesday, Significator – Eight of Cups Reversed: The significator is YOU. So somebody (read: you) may be having trouble leaving the past in the past. Ask yourself, “What am I really bothered by?” if you get upset today. Good chance you’ll find an old hurt that needs to be healed underneath any over-reaction that crops up.

Thursday, Future – Page of Pentacles Reversed: One thing at a time, okay? You may feel frustration you’re not as far along in executing plans as you’d like. Make a list, and check it off one little bit at a time. That’s WAY more effective that getting upset or overwhelmed because you aren’t getting where you want to go. Just take a little step in the right direction, and you’ll make it eventually.

Friday, Problem – Nine of Swords: Anxiety and embarrassment over past mistakes can really be getting in your way right about now. Can you come to terms with the past, seeing it as a vehicle for growth instead of proof of hopelessness? Is there anyone you can reach out to? Because this being alone in your worries thing makes them that much bigger and badder than they need to be.

Saturday, Conscious Desires – Knight of Swords: Freedom! This is a very palpable desire for freedom. Look for opportunities to be entirely yourself, safety to speak your mind directly, and communicate what’s most important to you. It would be a great day for stimulating conversations with trusted friends,  uncensored writing or an afternoon of artistic self-expression.

Sunday, Spirit – King of Wands Reversed: The world has weighed like a web blanket on your soul through the week. But I’m wondering, is it really the world? Or is it more your vision of the world not being how it “should” be? I’d like to get this King upright and you feeling like you’re back in the driver’s seat. To do this, I would suggest the question, “What am I trying to accomplish?” Because that question really gets to the heart of a lot of wheel-spinning.

Overview/Advice – Queen of Swords: All week, there is threat of feeling weighed down by outside factors. But sometimes, we give outside factors WAY too much credit. Outside factors can impact our lives obviously, but they cannot choose how we feel about our lives! Our attitude and happiness are within our control, stressors notwithstanding. Your job this week is to strive for balance, fair and even-handed thinking.  You actually are looking at a silver-platter-opportunity to cut some dead-weight attitudes out of your world. Because problematic thinking patterns will be highlighted, pain this week is like a neon sign pointing to what is not working for you. You can opt to spend the week hosting a pity party for one, or you can spend the week doing some emotional pruning.

Affirmation – Exercise your vibes. Any time is a good time to get into the habit of listening to your inner voice. But if you don’t practice listening, you won’t hear it! Keep it light and fun at first, as this makes it easier to connect. Maybe play, “If I were psychic, I’d say…” and just see what comes out of your mouth! Make it into a “what if” game. Practice in ways that have low stakes, so when the stakes are higher, you are more confident in the validity of your vibes. This week looks to be chock-full of opportunities to turn inward, seek clarity, and get very clear on how your emotional state impacts your experience. Clearing away old issues helps amp up your vibes considerably. I’d take advantage of this opportunity!

Are you feeling the “world is a wet blanket” about now?

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Fogged Mirrors. Oy! Weekly Flow, Sept. 15 – 21

Tarot Forecast Sep 15 -21

I’m seeing a lot of confusion over your own feelings and motivations in this weekly flow. If last week was fogged up windows, this week is fogged up mirrors. Eh, what are you gonna do? At the very least, knowing what you’ve got going down is helpful.

Noticing the general mix for the week, 3 Swords, 2 Cups, and 2 Majors—and some of them not exactly comfortable cards at that—I’m expecting some emotional (Cups) rawness (Swords) at least and dealing with situations that are personally significant (Majors).  The advice and affirmations suggest really going the extra mile to take care of yourself physically as being a helpful measure in holding up. I’d stay on that. All told though, whatever is murky and confusing throughout the week (with 5 of the 7 being reversed), you’ll understand by Sunday. So hang in there!

Monday, Others – Seven of Cups Reversed: This card in the position of others suggests a misunderstanding of who someone is, or perhaps a very incomplete conclusion based on limited (and misleading) information. I’d suggest not acting on hints about other people today because there’s a better-than-fair chance your info is off, incomplete or otherwise misrepresented. Stand back and wait until you have confirmation.

Tuesday, Crowning Influences – Seven of Swords: Who is flying under the radar, sneaking around and not telling the whole story? This is the deciding factor, what’s putting the icing on the cake today. Verify. Even if it’s what you’re telling yourself, verify today.

Wednesday, Underlying Influences – Nine of Swords Reversed: Denied worries or justifications you don’t really believe are clouding thinking. Come to terms with any guilt or fears you’ve been packing away in the back of the closet because they do influence you in ways you may not imagine.

Thursday, Finances: Queen of Swords Reversed: Is there a need for economizing that’s been brushed aside? The reversed Queen of Swords could point to a logical cut that has not been made. I’m not thinking painful so much as rational, reasonable, a good idea.

Friday, Situation: Chariot Reversed: Focus is off. Progress doesn’t get made when you’re running the wrong way, no matter how much you feel compelled to do so. You can counter this with the very simple question, “What do I hope to accomplish?” Because if your urges do not match your end-game, best not to act on them.

Saturday, What to take from the Past – Five of Cups Reversed: Remembering what you’ve lost is fine, but don’t dwell or fixate. Also remember the times you’ve come through grief and loss successfully. That counts, you know? That pain didn’t last forever and you’ve come through it. Today, instead of thinking of the “ow,” direct yourself to the healing from the ouch, how you got through and grew.

Sunday, Immediate Future – High Priestess: This is a reassuring card to wrap up the week with. Most of the flow up to this point is confusion, misdirection, self-delusion and out and out denial. Lots not being seen. Ending the week with the High Priestess says you’ll just know what you need to know without reaching for it. Get quiet and let your inspiration arrive. In the position of “Immediate future,” you may not be able to see far out in advance, but you’ll know for sure what the next step is, what to do right now. I’ll take it!

Overview/AdvicePage of Pentacles: Take care of yourself physically! Also take care of practicalities and deal with communications. Do your job, make you phone calls, answer your emails, shop for groceries and get your sleep. When the emotional side and the energetic side of life is not easy to grasp, the practical, everyday side can get neglected in a sense of being overwhelmed. This advice for the week is to keep up with your simple, everyday needs as a way of staying grounded and on task.

Affirmation – Cloak yourself in light. This speaks to protection on several levels. There is the old-fashioned “visualize a protective bubble of light around you” kind, a great habit to cultivate! There is the kind of light that comes from how you act, doing your honest-to-God’s best to being a decent person and living in accord with your moral compass. There is the kind of light that comes from who you surround yourself with, what companions you choose. There is the light that comes from what you fill your head with – your thoughts and energy and vibrations.

A really easy way to turn up your vibration any time you’re feeling low is gratitude shout-outs. It doesn’t have to be written down or even spoken aloud. Just say to yourself, “Right now, I’m grateful for…” and list two or three things, big or small. But let yourself dwell, soak in the feeling of being grateful, of appreciation, of happiness for those gifts. If it’s for someone else in your life, you can also share it. You’d be surprised how much that amplifies the good vibes.

Here’s hoping for a manageable week for you all out there, with plenty of light!

How are you doing this week?

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Self Protection and Restraint – Weekly Flow Tarot, Sept 1- 7

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Well, last week’s forecast pretty much fit my week, up to and including a 4-hour nap on Sunday! Didn’t know I was that tired. So let’s take a peek at the week ahead, shall we?

Overall, we’re a bit heavy on the Cups and Wands suits, with a few of the Major Arcana cards appearing, so we’re still talk an active (Wands), somewhat emotional (Cups)  week and what we figure out is likely to be a big deal (Majors). I am slightly concerned with the possibility of jumping to conclusions with these Knights, they tend to be kind of impulsive, along with the Moon (illusions) showing up in the lineup. It looks to me like the week ahead is going to demand a lot of flexibility and self-restraint to navigate well.

Overall, I’m seeing the need to self-protect as dominant. I don’t consider that a dire declaration. Honestly, we need to do this on a daily basis anyway. But I’m feeling drawn to remind you, and based on what I’m seeing that’s in order. So consider yourself reminded.

Monday, Conscious Desires- Ten of Cups Reversed: A drive for individuality, to be seen as your own person and not part of the group, or cut of another’s mold. Just make sure you’re not being contrary for the sake of being different. Being legitimately different? Awesome! Being contrary? Waste of energy.

Tuesday, Coworkers – Two of Wands: In all partnerships, work or group projects, stand up for what you believe and be clear in presenting your case. You can successfully hold your ground here and make the points that need to be made.

Wednesday, What you can Change – The Emperor Reversed: I’m seeing this two ways. One, you can break out of the traditional mold, try something unique or outside-not-just-the-box-but-the-whole-room! Stark creativity. The other thing you can change is exactly what you try to change, you know? Not everything needs to be controlled. Not everyone needs to live by your standards. Make sure whatever you’re trying to manage is both yours to manage and worth the effort of trying to control. Question being, how important is it, really? M’kay?

Thursday, Problem – The Moon: The problem today is based on illusion, misconception, lack of facts or deception—either self or other invoked. But you know what? You can dream something up just as quickly as you can dream it down. You can imagine GOOD stuff coming just as easily as bad. Why not? At the very least, try to use your imagination for creative and fun ends as much as possible today so it doesn’t run away with you wallowing stuff that isn’t nearly so healthy or helpful.

Friday, Partner – Knight of Wands: A partner or buddy is raring to go, in a hurry. Maybe it’s acting or great ideas or not, but expect cohorts to be hot to get “whatever” a-going. Whether this is good, bad or indifferent in the larger scheme, I don’t know. Impatience is likely if there is not plenty of activity, though. So how about plenty of activity as a plan?

Saturday, Action – King of Cups Reversed: Emotional dump. Call a friend, talk to your mate, journal it out or work on art. Whatever you do to release, it’s a good time for it! Also an auspicious time for any kind of household purge. If you have emotional energy you need to let go, today you can let it go! You’ll be lighter for it. (P.S. Happy Birthday, Captain Virgo!)

Sunday, Answer – Knight of Cups Reversed: The answer is based on looking beneath the feelings, holding back on impulsive and reactionary behavior until you have a clear picture of where the emotional drives are coming from. Avoid unconscious reaction by asking yourself, “Why do I feel more strongly about this than it would seem to warrant?” That’s a huge clue for you, any time your emotional reaction seems way out of proportion to the situation. Feelings are not good or bad, but they are very useful sources of information.

Overview/Advice – Wheel of Fortune: VERY much a time to roll with the punches! This is silly, but I’m thinking of that old song they used to sing on Hee Haw, my parents watched all the time. “Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me.” Then they’d do some bit, a joke about somebody’s bad luck. Don’t be singing this song! More times than I can count in my life, what I thought was awful luck turned out to be exactly what needed to happen. We just don’t have the perspective to know it. I consider this week to be one of those times. I’m expecting ups and downs—duh, when it there not?—but in the grand scheme, you’ll be getting just what you need.

Affirmation: Cloak Yourself In light. This is from my “Trust Your Vibes” deck, which I really like for self-care advice. The point here is to protect yourself! Shield yourself from the stress, negativity, angst and general chaos of energy out there in the world. How? Well, you can go straight to the point and visualize yourself putting on a coat of light just like in the image, with the intention that you’ll be protected by this. If you’re not all “magical” and such, it might feel silly but done with intention and focus, it actually does work! You can also ask your spirits for help with this, use a sage stick to smudge yourself clean, have your showers “wash off” the negativity and stress of the day, bless and pray over your actual clothing to provide an energetic barrier for you, ask your angels to give you a light cloak, mix up some special lotion to serve as a “light barrier” to protect you, declare your care a safety zone, whatever helps you! I don’t care how you do it—use your imagination to find something that suits you, just do it. Okay?

How’s your week looking? Does this fit your plans?

Tarot of the New Vision (English/Spanish)
by Lo Scarabeo

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01/07/14: Battles that Matter / King of Wands

King of WandsWell, this is a nice change from that reversed Ace of Wands! The King of Wands definitely means what he says and says what he means. No stumbling through protocols for appearance’s sake. He can be a bit hotheaded at times though, especially if you aren’t aligned with his vision. And he does kind of think he’s all that. But at the very least, you can count on him to be reliable and consistent, as well as generally well-intentioned.

Temper your passion (signified by the red gown) with reason (the yellow robe on top). Loyalty fuels power. In fact, “Regal” is a great keyword for this king. Be prepared to defend yourself, vehemently if need be. But always with class.

But don’t fight for fighting’s sake. Only take up arms if the situation is truly worth it and the outcome legitimately matters. If you can follow this little bit of advice, you can bypass most of this King’s headaches while taking advantage of his vast reservoir of energy. If you find yourself thinking, “It’s the principle of the thing…” heads up, you may be falling into an ego trap.

Choosing your battles wisely gives you full energy to devote to what really does matter while detaching from what is not close to your heart. That’s how a truly regal king might approach it: heart passion tempered with the cloak of wisdom.

You have use for the King of Wands approach?

Tarot of the New Vision (English/Spanish)
by Lo Scarabeo

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