Everyday Tarot, 06/01/11: Rev. Two of Pentacles and Fixing Scattered Focus

Yesterday, we got a repeat of my first Everyday Tarot draw. Today, we got a repeat of my second Everyday Tarot draw, just a month after starting. Sounds like the two of these cards may want to be considered together, huh? That’s what occurs to me, so like normal, I’m running with it!

Today’s Tarot forecast is (again) the inverted Two of Pentacles or “Lord of Harmonious Change,” associated with Jupiter (too much) in Capricorn (responsibility)!

Looking at Elemental Dignitaries, Earth (Pentacles) is not friendly to Air (Swords). They weaken one another’s impact. Having both cards reversed would also suggest blocked energy.

If you’re questioning what’s keeping you from winning (inverted 5 of Swords), here, I’d say it’s trying to do too much at once (inverted 2 of Pentacles).

If I wanted to improve this site for example, I could add this and that and the other thing and try be be all things to all people, essentially scattering my energy all hither and yon.

Or I could focus on doing one or two things at a time, as well as I know how to do them. The accumulation of energy is much tighter, allowing for greater impact in the areas I’m addressing.

In terms of selecting where to focus, I’m sticking with “What do you hope to accomplish?” That idea can become like a mission statement, allowing you to weigh every action or inaction on that scale. (Excuse me—my Virgo is showing.)

Mission accomplished, Tarot—you pointed out my scattered energy. I’ll work on that. (Virgo joke.) P.S. I know I’m not the only one with the Gemini vibe today.

Is your energy scattered? How might you reign it in for more concentrated results?

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by Paul Kepple

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Everyday Tarot, 05/29/11: Reserving Judgment

daily-tarot-forecast-judgement-legacy-divineI have a 3-times rule about messages. When I notice something three times, I consider it officially “on my radar.” I don’t always know why I need to know something, but if tunes in on my channel, it always seems to come in handy.

How we attribute success and failures, and how we hand out credit and blame, triggered the rule. It occurs, this function is not always so clear-cut.

maj20sToday’s Tarot Forecast is Judgment inverted, “The Spirit of the Primal Fire,” modernly associated with Pluto. Even reversed, this version is prettier than the Rider-Waite Zombie parade. But the people are still blue and on their  heads, no less! Somebody could fall.

Tarot twos mean two distinct sides—one energy cannot exist in isolation. So if your assessment doesn’t include a dual perspective, you’re not done with the research.

michelangelos-last-judgment-2Judgment Day is where choices come home to roost. Especially, that done without witness, when nobody’s watching. Who and what people are come out in the light.

What you see is seldom all there is, and what seems like a mistake or tragedy often ends up preparing or insulating from harsher experiences. Some lessons are easy and some are hard, but if you’re willing to accept whatever’s there, you can wield power in direct proportion to your studies.

You don’t have to force it now. Just let your eyes adjust gradually, as the light changes to reveal a clearer picture. Be open to accepting what comes out, even if it’s not what you’d expect. Be as kind as you can in letting each learn the lessons they need. (This includes yourself, Sparky.)

Are you reserving Judgment?

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Everyday Tarot, 05/19/11: Cure for Greener Grass / Inverted Two of Wands

daily-tarot-forecast-two-wands-housewivesI used to annoy my kids to no end, promising them their childhood was a wonderful, magical time in their lives they should savor instead of wishing away. To them, the absolute freedom of being grown up, the right to pick dinners and bedtimes and television shows to watch represented absolute Nirvana. Turning 18 was the promised land and nothing anybody said was going to convince them adulthood was anything short of moonbeams and fairy dust that all goodness is crafted from. No matter how many times I did my “with privilege comes responsibility” spiel, it just didn’t make a dent.

Until they grew up and moved out, that is.

wands02sToday’s Tarot Forecast is the inverted Two of Wands or  “Lord of Dominion,” associated with Mars in Aries. As one of the Tarot Twos, there is emphasis on duality. You’ll often see this card show up when there are mixed feelings over an accomplishment, as Tarot Twos always highlight duality. Generally, it does speak to a realm you have some mastery over and there’s indication of success overall, but not a sense of being done yet. You’re a great housekeeper, but maybe you don’t know which mess it’s your job to clean up! Inverted, maybe you’d be better off dropping them all.

grass greener fence iStock_000011126842Small-resized-600When you see the inverted Two of Wands, it’s not a bad time to question your assumptions—both over how “made” somebody else has it and how made your own life is. Look at what job belongs to whom, and ask yourself if you’re doing your own well enough, addressing your priorities in a way you’re satisfied with. Use a Mars focus for your energy now—focus on yourself and what YOU want to get done. The rest will sort itself out and you’ll feel less unsettled for it.

Who do you think has it made?

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by Paul Kepple

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Everyday Tarot, 05/09/11: Reflecting Better Relationships/Two of Cups Tarot

two-cups-tarot-card-meaningDoing a daily Tarot column for a while now, I’ve been known to fuss and cuss repeat appearances. I draw these cards specifically for the daily Tarot forecast, relying on Tarot to give what is most needed. So I mean no disrespect to the cards as a tool—I know better than to do that! It just makes my job of thinking of something insightful to say that much harder is all. But hey. I’m not one to shy away from a challenge.

Today’s Tarot is the Two of Cups (again), aka “The Lord of Love” and associated with Venus in Cancer. Nice to see this one upright! Tarot twos speak to union, duality and balance and cups, as representing the Water element, speak to emotion. So the Two of Cups is, at it’s most basic level, a coming together of feelings, balancing interests of two people in a loving (Venus), nurturing (Cancer) way. The relationship may be personal or business, but the feelings are quite real either way.

The good news about seeing this card again, now upright, is that the loving energy and sense of connection that was sketchy a few days ago is now expressing freely. The air has been cleared!

golden-rule-law-of-attractionOne point you’ll often hear mentioned about the Two of Cups is the reflective nature of the relationship. See how the pair mirrors one another? When you have a Two of Cups pairing, what you are experiencing is always comparable to what you are giving. You see yourself reflected in the other, and the other sees themselves reflect in you.

In terms of energy, like attracts like (aka The Law of Attraction). Energy vibrations can be either accidentally or intentionally directed, but we all have them nonetheless. If there is a disparity in vibrations with those closest to you, over time the rates either sync up or the relationship falls away. There’s no other way. If two people do not express a complimentary vibration, they cease to be paired. But since when is following the Golden rule ever bad advice?

So in considering the Lovers’ energy, ask yourself what you see in your partner because invariably, you are offering some version of the same vibration. You want more love, affection, trust or generosity? Express that yourself, and display gratitude when you receive it, which turns it up. Give freely what you want to have, and balance emerges naturally.

Do you see a reflection of yourself in your close relationships?

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Everyday Tarot, 5/4/11: Feeling Disconnected / Inverted 2 of Cups

inverted-reversed-two-cups-tarot-morgan-greerI don’t call myself an astrologer, but I am a sky-watcher. That new moon? Hit my 10th house; all this Taurus stuff coming up is dancing around my the top of the my chart. So we’re talking public persona and reputation.

That’s why I watch the sky. It makes me laugh!

Today’s Tarot is the Two of Cups, reversed. The “Lord of Love” is associated with Venus in Cancer. It speaks to who you love (Venus), the union where you most feel at home (Cancer).

While romance is sometimes referenced, not always. Any kind of coming together, can be implied. But it’s generally a good paring. Twos talk of duality—we have the yin and the yang in equal measure. Inverted, I look for mixed feelings, a holding back, or some kind of disruption in an otherwise comfortable, harmonious union.

You can also see this card inverted when you’re feeling isolated—unloved or unwanted, foreign or inscrutable. Separate. I usually don’t see the Two of Cups for an out-and-out breakup—that’s more the Eight of Cups or Three of Swords venue. The inverted two of Cups shows up more with emotional distancing.

I understand. I’ve had shifts in partnerships, and no matter what the terms, transition are by their nature unsettling. I often feel out of sync with the world at large, and it becomes exaggerated under stress.  So I’m doing my best to be aware of my feelings and deal with them as they surface. I’m focusing on where I want to go, looking to connect to what and whom I love (Venus), people and pockets of energy that feel like “home” (Cancer).

Being aware of your feeling process helps you stay on top of the situation, and finding other outlets eases the sting when you’re feeling less connected. It helps you work your way back to feeling more comfortable.

Are you feeling connected?

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by Morgan Greer

Everyday Tarot, 5/2/11: Smashed Plates and the Reversed 2 of Pentacles

inverted-two-pentaclesI am a secret perfectionist, although I don’t consider myself a control freak. That sounds contradictory, but I’ve learned to aim my mega-Virgo “this is how it HAS to be” vibe at myself most often. I have no Cardinal  to speak of, so no drive to direct the entire band. I only need to stay in tune myself to remain content. And really, that’s more than enough.

Today’s Tarot is the reversed Two of Pentacles—the “Lord of Harmonious Change.” Har!  Didn’t take long for a theme to emerge, huh? No wonder she’s on her head! I’m leaking, not having felt all that harmonious lately, making changes I’ve needed to make. Associated with Jupiter (too much!) in Capricorn (responsibility), this card is all about juggling those competing needs and demands. It all depends on the juggler, doesn’t it?

I most often see this card when there is just a LOT going on. Sometimes the coins  juggled represent vital interests and there is are real needs being fulfilled, although not always. But what’s generally consistent, especially when this card comes up inverted, is that doing the juggling is HARD and there are worries you won’t be able to maintain indefinitely.

juggling-animalsThe question to ask is, “What’s important here?” You want to know if your efforts are still doing what you intended or if circumstances have changed. It’s also a heads-up to acknowledge all you are and have accomplished. Often, it’s also a compelling call to seek out support. Who feeds you? Who has the skills and interests and ability to help? How can your needs and interests align with others to make the tasks less demanding.

I always think in terms of personal energy—as in, it’s a finite resource as long as we walk about on this material plane. So to do the most, the best, to aim the highest, you have to look at how your energy is managed, magnifying the good. That means evaluating and reviewing regularly, as well associating yourself with like-minded others.  Don’t be afraid to let go of what’s not serving anybody or change the tasks you’re juggling. It stings as you let go, but the relief that follows salves the rawness. Life is dynamic. If we’re not, we’ll miss the mark.

How are you doing with your juggling act?

The Housewives Tarot
by Paul Kepple