Choosing to Move On: Weekly Tarot Flow, May 25 – 31

Man. Sometimes when I do a forecast like last week’s, where the cards end up matching my own experiences so closely, I wonder if I’m missing out for you guys and inadvertently reading for myself! I am thinking, maybe I’m just riding the same wave as everybody else. I don’t know, but the cards last week? Pretty much spot on for me.

Literal Tarot is literal.

And Mercury Retrograde continues to amaze and astound me, with some stunning deja vu. I feel very good about the fact that I learned plenty the first time around and didn’t need to waffle indecisively on how to play the reruns. It’s reassuring, those kinds of reminders. It feels good to not only see, but feel actual progress. You, too?

This week’s layout reminds me of recovering from an illness or emotional hit. The week starts out on a upnote but about midweek, there’s some processing to be done. We do end up on solid ground, though, with Sunday’s Queen of Pentacles. Also notable is that four of the eight draws, literally half the cards I pulled, are court cards. That suggests personalities, perhaps of the “larger than life” variety, will play a relevant role in the week’s progress.

I would not be surprised if you are presented a clear option, midweek, of DEALING with a difficult situation versus taking a little dip in the river of denial. I won’t give you my advice because you probably already know it. But if choose to process, expect to be back on your feet by the time you’re wrapping up the weekend. Fair enough?

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Monday, Nine of Cups: Again with the Nine-of-Cups-Monday! Not that I’m complaining, mind you.  Expect a gift, wish to be granted or lovely surprise today. It could be tangible, or not so much, like gifts arriving in the form of kind words and appreciation. Whatever you get, be glad for it and bask a little in the gratitude. Gratitude basking is one of my favorite sports.

Happy Memorial Day!

Tuesday, King of Swords: Catch up on what needs to be accomplished. Make phone calls, pay pills, fill out paperwork, take notes, research options. This is an excellent day for cutting through red tape and taking care of business. It will go as smoothly as it’s going to, during a Mercury Rx. Besides as we all know, you cannot stop living your life based on Mercury’s antics. Life remains open for business, so take care of it!

Wednesday, Two of Wands: Choices to be made today. You can hold your own, whatever you choose so don’t let self-doubt be the deciding factor.  You definitely have got this, so make the right choice for you.

Thursday, Ten of Swords reversed: On the comeback from overwhelm, or sense of great hurt and betrayal. You may well be feeling some sting, but seeing this card reversed is a good thing. It means those swords are coming out and healing is underway. Don’t try to force anything. Just let it happen.

Friday, The Moon: A dreamy, escapist quality to the day. Very little focus. More recuperation time. Drinks, naps, tunes and movie binges will all fit the mood d’jour.

Saturday, Queen of Cups Reversed: Keep those emotions in check, lest they leak all over the floor. Moodiness and sentimentality quite likely. If you spend the day with others, pick people you trust if at all possible. Love is very healing.

Sunday, Queen of Pentacles: Doesn’t the world look so much better after a good night’s sleep? It’s all that’s standing between the reversed Queen of Cups meltdown and the upright Queen of Pentacles, happy Earth mother. Eat! Better yet, feed somebody. Be kind to your body and stimulate your mind. Physical activity is a great outlet today, as is time outside. Think picnic,  meditation, nature walk or even coffee on the porch.

Overview/Advice: Sacrifice, Page of Wands: You cannot have everything your way! Change what you can–or what is your business to change–and let go of the rest. Trusting others to be competent is an act of faith, a way to show respect. Don’t drive your point home too hard. Put it out there and walk away. Mind your business, and let the rest take care of itself.

Affirmation: I am willing to let go. As sparks of spirit in a physical body, we have a finite amount of energy to budget throughout our lives Spending it in fear of the future or fuming over the past is not a particularly good expenditure. It limits your true point of power: the infinite now. Forgiveness isn’t a gift you give to others. It’s a way to improve your own life, right now. Living with a loving heart, bearing no ill will, and just getting on with your life best you can is SO much more peaceful than any other option. Let go, let go, let go. Love yourself enough to let go of the hard stuff. Let any pain and unpleasantness flow through you, and love that too. As you accept it, you can release it.

How are y’all doing out there? Are you choosing to move on?

  

Emotions are Loud: Weekly Flow Tarot, May 11 – 17

Weekly Tarot

I’m sad right now. My cat is sick, and I know she’s not going to be with us a whole lot longer.

This is making the time with her right now both very, very precious, and very, very hard. Emotions are kinda loud, right now.

That’s what this coming week looks like…loud. Emotionally loud. Downtime, a clear head, patience and lots of loving energy are all balm for the soul this week. I am not directly advising comfort food. But I wouldn’t call you out on it, either.

P.S. Happy Mother’s Day!

Monday – Justice, Reversed: In my head is a 10-year-old, protesting, “It’s not faaaaaaiiiiiiiiiir. Not. Fair.” If you hear these words in your head, step back. Stay off the judges bench and out of the jury box. Your job is to be the best self you can manage. That’s where your power is.

Tuesday – The Hermit: Take a deep breath and withdraw from the chatter, chatter, chatter all around you, as well as in your head. Center, to find some peace, perspective and clarity.

Wednesday – Ace of Cups: What moves you? What touches your heart powerfully? You may run into some of that. Sport tissue, just in case.

Thursday – King of Wands: Do it, do it, do it, do it, do it. Take care of business. High productivity potential if you keep your heart in what you’re doing. Creativity also favored.

Friday – Three of Swords: Ouch. Well, Hell. Feel your feels, whatever they are. That’s how you let go of those feels, man. Because nobody wants those feels to be clogging up the works.

Saturday – Seven of Pentacles:  “Long-range” is all the rage. Imagine if how you’re responding to your life today became a template for how it would be for a long time to come. Would that change anything? Today would be a good day to pretend you’re making a template.

Sunday- Judgement Reversed: I don’t care who’s fault it is. We are where we are, with what we’ve got. Focus on priorities and leave the rest to sort out in due time.

Overview/Advice – Page of Wands Reversed: Not a week to be hasty, always living in next week. Not a good time to act on impulse or going through the motions, either one. Stay present and on an even keel to fare best.

Affirmation: I love my body. You know that old song that goes, “If you can’t be with the one that you love, baby, love the one you’re with”? Not quite as cynical as that, but I’m saying, “love the one you’re with.” Wherever you’re at, whomever you’re with, carry yourself with as much love and goodwill as possible. Your body is not perfect? Love it anyway. It’s probably weathered you through a lot if you’ve gotten this far. Love the people who are in your life to the best of your ability. Be as loving as you can to the strangers you meet–you never know what a difference your kindness and goodwill may make to someone who needs it.

Are the emotions loud now in your world?

  

Sorting: Weekly Forecast, Apr 20 – 26

Tarot ForecastLast week, we were cleaning out closets. This week? It’s sorting through the ensuing mess.

You know how it is. The mess gets bigger before it gets smaller. 

When you clean your closet, you take the time to notice what’s what’s really buried in there, and examine each piece of clothing. And for each one you decide, “Is this something I want to keep in my life? Does it fit in with the rest of my wardrobe?”

This week, we’re sorting through “life accessories” – the attitudes, the people, the situations, behaviors and beliefs we’ve long owned. To be successful, you’re going to need to be honest, both with others but firstly, especially, with yourself. Because if you try to pull something over on yourself this week, it’s basically 50/50 you’ll be called out and have to face the truth with an audience. Eeek!

Lots of court cards showed up, which tells me people and their personalities are central to the week’s shuffle. Even many of the topical cards are strongly associated with relationships and groups. So the folks that put out the extra effort to play nice with others will have a distinct advantage the coming week.

Monday, Power – King of Wands: This looks like a solid, on-top-of-it kind of day. I’d say, use any powered-up feeling to it’s best advantage and move, step by step, to take care of business.

Tuesday, Disruption – The Empress Reversed: Beware put-on, exaggerated or phoney caretaking gestures. Overly-parental behavior, out of it’s appropriate context, is disruptive. The “it’s all for you” ruse will be transparent today. So don’t try it yourself!

Wednesday, Partnerships & Alliances (Sacral Chakra)- Temperance Reversed: It’s fine to get together with friends or discuss business over dinner or drinks. Enjoy yourself, but within moderation no matter what you’re indulging in. Okay?

Thursday, Heartache and Loss – Page of Swords Reversed: Bluntness can be hurtful and lead to actual loss or breakups if not kept in check.

Friday, Spiritual Strength – Queen of Pentacles, Reversed: Make sure you take care of yourself. This looks like running on fumes.

Saturday, The Waiting Game –Ten of Pentacles: Gradually work toward that whole package, okay? Cultivate the family relationships (and situations) that you want. Above all, APPRECIATE the family blessings you already have! Gratitude pays dividends. This can be impatience to reach a destination, sure…but with the proper framing, it can just as easily be contentment with a pleasant form of the journey.

Sunday, Trapped in Fear (Crown Chakra) – Ten of Swords: Too much incoming stimulation! This would be a great time to ground, disconnect from highly emotive people or situations, and shut down right now.

Overview/Advice – Page of Wands Reversed: Mind your tongue and don’t overstate or exaggerate yourself because this week? It’s like broadcasting it. Restraint can be your keyword.

Affirmation, Clear your Space – Archangel Jophiel: “Get rid of clutter, clear the energy around you and use feng shui.” Those life accessories that don’t match your soul any more? Trash ’em. You don’t need it.

Are you “sorting” now?

  

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Reaching – Weekly Flow Tarot Forecast, Feb. 16 – 22

Weekly Tarot Forecast Feb 15

Often after I look at the weekly cards, I search for a story, an observation to give it some context. Looking at these week’s forecast is like seeing a roadmap to all kinds of life transitions. I can see the process I went through when transitioned to self-employment outlined in these cards. I can see the process of leaving my family’s religion here. I can see my courtship and marriage here. I can see my adjustments becoming a parent here, in these cards. The process is defined this week, with helpful hints for handling hurts, distraction and delay. If you are undergoing an important transition, I think you’ll see yourself here as well.

Monday, Partner – Ten of Pentacles: There’s comfort, joy, love and riches (of many kinds) with the partnership of whomever is “family” to you. This is speaking to old school connections, people who are genuinely invested in your welfare, usually long-term companions. A family member, mate, sister or “brother from another mother” has a lot to offer–if you are willing to act in partnership.

Tuesday, What to Let Go of in the Future – Three of Swords Rx: Let the old heartbreaks die already! Sometimes we clutch our wounds as if they alone provide self-identity. Pain shapes identity without question, but should not comprise identity. Big difference. Because it’s not our history of hurts that makes as who we are so much how we choose to heal from that history! Release the wounds, while honoring the lessons. It’s like cutting a tether to the ground so you can fly.

Wednesday, Outcome – The Sun: Joy! Happiness! Hope! This is my favorite “outcome.” Revel in the day. Follow your bliss to find enchantment. It’s a good day for play, dancing and any kind of fun.  :-)

Thursday, Crowing Influences – King of Cups: Honor thy heart, grasshopper, and act in accordance. What’s in your heart today is a shining beacon that not only shows you the way, but strengthens and encourages everyone you touch. Honest, heartfelt expressions spread hope. A day full of love, should you choose to act in a loving way yourself. One gentle caution though: love is not always as effortless as it sounds. Vulnerability and risk are the price of this particular brand of magic. My opinion? Worth it.

Friday, Cons – Six of Wands Rx: Don’t overcommit. I’m seeing this as wanting to have more to give than you actually do. There may be a tendency to overpromise and then, you’re on the hook. Delay promises of assistance until you’ve tallied up your own accounts. If you hastily offer what you cannot comfortably afford—be it time, energy, money or whatever—you’ll soon enough regret the obligation.

Saturday, Action – Page of Wands Rx: Delays are likely. I see this as progress, albeit not quite enough to suit us. There is a good chance the delay itself will serve a useful purpose, though. It often does, right? So try to roll with it.

Sunday, Clarification – King of Wands Rx: Why the delay yesterday? Factors beyond your control! That’s okay. It is what it is. Just know it’s going to take a minute to work through those bigger plans. Accept and release attachment to timetables. We’re so impatient sometimes! It would be a great idea, though, to schedule something special today. Activities that fire up your imagination and get your blood pumping help release the feeling of being thwarted you may otherwise have lingering.

Overview/Advice, Blocking or Covering – Ace of Wands: The passion for your plans are there, but the details are not. Run through the facts, review background information, and begin planning. Don’t lose your fire. Just know you need more.

Affirmations (we have two, as one card fell out in the shuffle): Desire is the beginning of all creation. I look for more reasons to appreciate. These statements are like two sides of the same coin.

Desire is the wanting, acknowledging what you do not have—it’s the motivation for change. Desire is the Ace of Wands we got as advice! It can either block us (if we take it as straight up dissatisfaction, proof of our failings), or blanket our efforts with a focus, a purpose. How we interpret our desire makes all the difference in which way steers us. Focus your desire not on what you don’t want, but firmly upon what you do. There is a huge difference between fear-based desire (e.g. I don’t want to be alone, or I don’t want to be broke) and goal-based desire (I want a partner, I want comfort). Energetically and subconsciously, negative words don’t “take” well, so the Universe doesn’t hear the “don’t.” Focus your desire on the “do” instead.

Gratitude is not only the outcome of desires fulfilled, but the fuel which propels us toward desires. Appreciation lifts us when we’re low. Appreciation energetically aligns us with achieving more of whatever we are appreciating. Appreciation provides energy, impetus, connection and facilitates flow. Spending even 30 seconds in a state of true, deep gratitude immediately raises our vibration, opens the heart chakra and invokes a type of magnetism, an alignment with whatever we are appreciating. The value of gratitude cannot be overstated. It’s one of the most powerful tools at our disposal. Use it!

Between the two affirmations, we have a very simple formula for making changes. Acknowledge desire and appreciate progress.

So, how’s your week looking?

 

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Dr. Google Lies – Weekly Flow Tarot, Dec. 15 -21

Tarot Dec 15 -21

Have you ever consulted “Dr. Google” for some physical malady and left a search session convinced you have some bizarre, debilitating disease? The later at night, the more tired and stressed you are, the more dire the diagnosis. That is this week, right there. Late and night and Dr. Google is lying.

Uh, not that I would know anything about that. Har!

This layout strikes me as describing a rather uncomfortable week, but not in the objective sense as much as it looks subjectively uncomfortable. It’s perception, thinking, wants versus needs that seem to be featured here. It’s what your just-a-touch-neurotic head says versus what the facts suggest. There is extra attention to the body with the repetition of Pentacles, but also reassurance due to two clear indications of physical soundness despite potential anxiety (Lovers and Four of Pentacles in health positions). Actually, this looks to be a really good time to pay attention to taking care of physical needs, as I think it will provide a solid payoff this week. It would definitely help calm jazzed up nerves, of which we have plenty. The potential pitfalls are more of the mental variety.

Monday, Lesson – Ten of Pentacles:  The riches are in the lessons, starting today but also through the week, and I’m not talking community college. Are you taking notes? Every prick of pain has a potential goldmine of information for you.

Tuesday, Friends & Family – Devil reversed: Everyone around you is struggling with their own demons, although the hold may not be as tight as they (or you) think. There’s an opportunity for those close by to toss off some shackles, overcome some form of limitation or an addiction. There’s also opportunity to sink deeper in. It’s all in the choices.

Wednesday, Mind – Ten of Swords: OVERWHELM! Too many thoughts rattling in the brain today. What to do? Step back from the electronics, for one. Ground and get some quiet time. Deep breathing is your friend. Natural settings soothe. Journal it out if it helps. Or talk it out – did you know the Ten of Swords is associated with Gemini? Not dissin’ our Gemini brothers and sisters, for sure! But overwhelm is a very Gemini possibility, man. Talking helps decompress.

Thursday, Health – The Lovers: Your health is fine today, but it also maintains harmony with your behavior. Be mindful of fostering the sort of physical well-being you want by choices consistent with that outcome. Also? Be kind to your body. Treat it like a beloved companion. Isn’t it?

Friday, Present – Ace of Pentacles reversed: This looks to me like the check (you’d preferred to have already received) is still in the mail…a financial gain, but a little slow for your tastes. Not quite there. It’s coming. Patience would be good choice because really—what option to you have? Embrace what you cannot change and you’ll be happier for it.

Saturday, Problem – The Hermit: Do not isolate yourself, but also do not blindly accept someone else’s opinion over your own on matters pertaining to the self. YOU are the ultimate expert on you. You can seek input but draw your own, personal and unique conclusions.

Sunday, Body – Four of Pentacles: This signifies a physical stability, even if perception is wrought with worry. Lay off Dr. Google for the day and just pay attention to self-care, okay? That choice will never treat you wrong.

Advice/OverviewPage of Wands Reversed: Plenty of opportunity to step back, slow down and take your time. Do not rush! Do not fret or panic or charge ahead. Throughout the course of this week, there will be two doors available: Just a minute, I’ll figure it out and full-on panic mode.Take the first one, damnit!

AffirmationWhat do you love? Do you love feeling healthy more than sneaking chocolate cake? This week, we cannot expect to have our cake and eat it, too. Choices must be made. Confusion is easier to manage setting priorities. Set those priorities and let them guide you.

See, this kind of worry is creating the experience of problems that are not currently in physical manifestation. That’s the essence of “consulting Dr. Google.” The focus on the worst-case makes you feel worst-case, even if you’re not worst-case. So don’t run that worst case around over and over in your head. That’s the point all week, and it’s going to be most potent surrounding earthy matters—practical everyday concerns like money or health or time management. Don’t look for crisis. Look for choices and take care of yourself in the meantime.

Damn. Tarot is looking at me again!

Could you stand to lay off consulting Dr. Google?

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Think Twice, Speak Once: Weekly Flow Tarot, Nov. 24 – 30

Tarot Flow Nov 24 - 30

“Wait a minute. Who am I, and who do I want to be?”

This is a question I ask often of myself, especially when my ego is getting a little beat up. I won’t even say it’s over imaginary slights, because some of them are quite real and intentional! But that doesn’t mean I’m giving a critic free reign to my self image. It doesn’t mean anger, hurt, disgust or retaliation are my only choices of response.

That’s not a meal that feeds my soul. I can leave that table whenever I choose.

That is this week, right there! Looking at this lineup, I’m expecting self-control and remembering who we are—and why we’ve opted to become that person—to be invaluable. Highly notable is the number of court cards. People and their personality quirks, including your own, play a pivotal role. Coming as we are right off of a New Moon in Sagittarius, I’m betting some of the intentions set will play out in a slightly different way than expected, due the personality factors of the people said intentions impact.

Monday, Future – Queen of Swords: Moving forward, goals will be achieved via rational means, and eliminating wastes, of both resources and energy. To-do lists can readily be logically prioritized and pared down today. Dead weight needs to go! No need to be unkind. There never is a need for that. But you do need to be clear, decisive and brave. The Queen of Swords is all those things. That is part of why she’s so effective. Call her energy up to help you.

Tuesday, Hopes and Fears – Four of Pentacles Reversed: Which of your quiet little neuroses eats up way too much of your energy? What ridiculous worries do you allow in? You can dump one (or some) of them today. Call upon yesterday’s Queen of Swords as an aid and apply her standards to what you obsess over. If you can drop an energetic burden you’ve been unnecessarily indulging, you’ll feel so much lighter!

Wednesday, What to Know – Ten of Pentacles Reversed: An investment or concession may be required to “get along.” I cannot say if it’s a good investment, a good value. That’s for you to decide. Just don’t be surprised at the expectation from someone close for a sacrifice of some kind on behalf of the group.

Thursday, Positive Influence – King of Cups Reversed: Your feelings are private, and do not become public unless you act on them. Allowing them to flow and exploring their significance first? Well, that’s a really, really good idea. You’ll learn a lot more that way, and spare yourself grief in the process. Also? HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday, Immediate Future – Knight of Cups: Feelings are flowing freely, and they are quickly shifting. Expect this to continue for a bit. There is no reason to be overly distraught by feeling upset today, because it can go as quickly as it arrives. This is a necessary period of emotional processing.

Saturday, Unconscious Desires – Queen of Wands: Secretly? We may wish we ran the show, never gave in, and stood our ground all the time. Realistically, it’s sometimes a better choice to choose our battles. There’s nothing wrong with these desires, but they will serve you better if made conscious. You don’t want to be digging in your heels without understanding the drive to do so.

Sunday, What you Can’t Change – Page of Wands Reversed: What’s been done is done. Decisions are made, action has been taken, and people are whomever they are. None of these things are within your control. Let them go!

Overview/Advice – Page of Swords Reversed: Be wary of criticism and words that are hard to take back. By the same token, carefully choose which criticism aimed at you in constructive and helpful. Sincerity is not the mark—applicability and your own judgment of how it fits with who you want to be is what matters. You’ve heard the admonition, “Measure twice, cut once?” Well, this week it’s “think twice, speak once.”

Affirmation, Remember Who You Are – Archangel Michael: “You are a powerful, loving and creative child of God. You are very loved.” Do not let any upsetting feedback muck with your self image. KNOW who you are, and always do your best to act in concert with that, and it’s not easy to get thrown off-balance by personality quirks and other people’s issues. If you stay centered in love, in good intention, and in a feeling a gratitude, this comes pretty easily.

All told, it’s a week where gratitude is especially healing, and generosity, with yourself as well as others, will do much to ease any rough patches. Just keep that question, “Who am I and who do I want to be?” close by and you’ll have few problems!

Do you ever ask yourself something similar to guide in difficult moments?

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