Dealing with Insecurities: Weekly Flow Tarot, June 15 – 21

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You know how people who are insecure sometimes act like they are super-duper important, to try and cover those feelings up? And you know how that tactic just leaves people feeling even more insecure?

Or sometimes, people just allow themselves to feel insecure, but forge ahead as best they can anyway. They may acknowledge or just tolerate it, but not give those feelings much weight because however uncomfortable, we all feel that way sometimes.

That appears to be the theme this week. You get to pick which strategy to implement, and will likely run across both in others. Hello, Neptune retrograde!

Aside: So, I noticed last week, I left out interpretations for the weekend. Ooops! Sorry. I will continue to blame it on Mercury Retrograde. But after the fact…Saturday was under the topical category of “The Universe,” showing the Seven of Cups; Sunday was “Love Begins” showing The Lovers. So maybe Saturday was confusing, perhaps on a number of levels. Sunday, probably a good day for a date night.

Monday, Authority – The Fool: I’d avoid dropping declarations for the sake of hearing yourself talk, you know? Potential for annoying or arbitrary rule-setting behavior. Bosses may have odd, potentially nonsensical requirements. Or it could go the other way: authorities might be playful, energetic and encouraging ideas. It really can go either way with the Fool, but we’re definitely talking about authority figures of any ilk. If you’re the one in charge–or think you are, ha!–approach leadership with an open-minded sense of wonder and adventure. This will save you from being an ass. Because that fool? He can be annoyingly, utterly clueless or he can be the perfect embodiment of “beginner’s mind,” full of creative discovery. It’s all in how you live his energy.

Tuesday, Victory & Success/Heart Chakra – The World: All-inclusive kindness wins today. Act with a genuinely generous, “love-for-everybody” sort of approach. Take the lead too, okay? Not a “let’s see what s/he does first” deal. A loving attitude will lead to both recognition and success. Better yet, others will tend to follow the lead set, so the importance of setting a positive tone is amplified. Everything, approach it from a heart-centered space! You’ll be glad you did.

Wednesday, Sacrifice – Page of Wands: You may have to delay creative endeavors, a work project, or a fun activity (especially physical activities) due to more pressing concerns. This feels like giving up your preferences because something else is more important right now. Sorry, but that’s how it goes sometimes. Flexibility is your friend. It may seem like nothing is getting worked out during the wait, but that’s not the case. You’ll know what’s right, so do that.

Thursday, Patience & Prosperity – Eight of Swords reversed: You want to move ahead? Need to break through a sense of being stuck? Look closely at the stories you tell yourself in your head, because there is likely inaccuracy in the narrative. The Eight of Swords is a card of self-imprisonment, not outside circumstance. Reversed, you have the opportunity to drop that illusion of impossible inevitability so you can make immediate progress. This is a loophole I’d always recommend exploiting.

Friday, Truth – Six of Wands reversed: There may be a temptation to put a little spin on stories, making yourself out to be a bit more of hero than you actually are. It’s not necessary to white-wash. The reality? Already good enough. Self-aggrandizement sticks out today with a huge whiff of “phony.” If you’re on the listening end, know the majority of what you’re hearing is accurate, save for some vanity flourishes. Ego’s gonna do what ego’s gonna do, man. But I’m telling you, if you exaggerate to make yourself look good, it won’t. Stick to the facts. They (and you) really are enough already.

Saturday, Fulfillment of Wishes – Queen of Pentacles: Ahhhh! This looks so relaxing. A great day for a walk, picnic, massage, or hearty dinner.  Sensual pleasures and physical indulgences make for a perfect weekend day. Sleep in, eat well and enjoy yourself if you can. Happy Saturday!

Sunday, Stand your Ground – Ten of Pentacles: Stick up for your people, should the occasion to do so arise. Defend your family. Especially look to protect familial business interests or material resources. I’m not saying the need will be dire. I’m just saying if you see any need, if there is an opportunity to speak or act on behalf of your family, do so–even if, or especially if, the opinion is not popular.

Overview/Advice – Hermit reversed: Don’t isolate, and don’t overthink your choices. I’d say, your gut already knows what to do. You know how they say on tests, to go with your first instinct and not over-think? When you repeatedly question your answers, you often end up changing correct ones for incorrect ones. It’s like that. Don’t obsess. Just do.

Affirmation, You Know What to Do – Archangel Uriel: “Trust your inner knowledge, and act upon it without delay.”  Not to go all Stuart Smalley on you, but you’re good enough, and smart enough, and doggone it, people do like you! Not everybody, of course. But enough, of the right people. Your people.

You have a sense of what to do. You already are enough, to accomplish it. Will you become more? Sure, that’s part of living. But a person doesn’t grow into who they want to become from passively waiting for “it” to happen, whatever the Hell “it” is. We grow through living. Don’t worry so much. Don’t try to act more important that you feel–it draws attention to the insecurity you’d like to deny like a neon arrow. All in all, it’s a very good week not to take yourself too seriously. Just do the best you can, speaking true with good intention and a kind attitude.

Of course, speaking true, with good intention and a kind attitude is a pretty decent way to live, any week.

Are you seeing (or feeling) a lot of insecurities lately?

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Emotional Scrubbing: Weekly Flow Tarot, June 1 – June 7

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Another week where literal Mercury Rx is literal. Agh! I am struggling with this retrograde round, folks. I will spare you the details, but let me say I’m counting the minutes. Seriously, counting the minutes. I’m seeing and hearing reports of some harsh realizations cropping up and general upheaval. Just not very freakin’ comfortable. At all.

But it is what it is. It’s cleanup time and some of us? We have messes. To those who don’t, well good on you! As for me, I have some but I appreciate the opportunity to fix things up.

Monday, Two of Wands: Choices to be made.  Here I am talking about cleanup work, and we’ve got the maybe-not-so-happy housewife carrying a broom and mop. Make decisions that are “clean” today, ethically, authentically, as best you can. Make decisions that correct mistakes you’ve previously made. You’ll thank me next Mercury Rx.

Tuesday, Ten of Swords Reversed: More cleanup detail. The Ten of Swords I always prefer to see inverted, because that’s just past the apex of ouch! This card shows up when the inevitable reality has fully and finally sunken in. This is an inescapable but very necessary process. It’s like pulling the thorn(s) out of your paw before you bop on down the path.

Wednesday, The Moon: Ah, blessed sweet naptime! Understand we may be in a bit of a dream. Find some escape today. It numbs the sting and frankly, we need a break!

Thursday, King of Swords: Streamline! Hasn’t this guy been showing up a lot lately? Pare down and don’t overcommit. Also great for planning and reasoning through any obstacles that show up. Let “on-task” be your mantra today.

Friday, Nine of Cups: Oh thank God! We’ve got a fun Friday lined up. Expect (or deliver) a sweet surprise today. Look for a gift, in whatever form and whatever you do, appreciate it!

Saturday, Queen of Cups Reversed: I’m not thinking of this as moody per se…although this reversed Queen often is. But today, I’m thinking more over-emotional in general. You know that borderline weepy one can get without enough sleep? That. Nothing horrible. Just emotionally reactive. Be kind to yourself.

Sunday, Queen of Pentacles: Time in the outdoors is an excellent plan, as it good food and plenty of hugs. It’s a great day to spend time with loved ones and look after those who need some extra care as well. Especially rewarding to feed the hungry today.

Overview/Advice – Choose Wisely, Page of Wands reversed: Once again, it’s a week to keep a lid on the impulsive behavior. Tempers, stay in check! No rage quitting important parts of your life. You can honor your feelings–and should. But you don’t need to spill them all over the floor.

Affirmation: I forgive myself. I don’t need to expound a lot on this one, do I? Self-love is the foundation for being a loving person. Those who are not able to forgive themselves will always struggle with loving relationships. Forgiveness allows release. With release, you can open your heart. Open hearts can be filled.

This week is like an emotional scrubbing. You’ve got to get the dirt out of those wounds, but don’t scrub too hard. Things are a little raw. Overall, maybe not easy, but potentially powerful. I’m grateful for the breaks built in, and encouraged by the prospects of healing the week holds.

Are ya happy, Mercury?!

How’s your week looking?

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

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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

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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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