12/06/11: Perils of Adventure | The Fool

“For there is a price ticket on everything that puts a whizz into life, and adventure follows the rule. It’s distressing, but there you are.” Leslie Charteris

20111130_111319Today’s Tarot is the Fool (Uranus)—one of my favorites! Why, I even named the site after him. Ha! But you know, much as we Tarot people love to spin up all sunshine and flowers, this card does have his downsides.

The Fool doesn’t point to instant, effortless traveling. He’s mere potential, a blank slate. Meaning he has the capacity for unbridled good…or unbridled disaster! He’s undone, unfinished, undetermined. He’s off on his trip, taking a leap of faith. But inherent in any leap of faith is the possibility you may fall flat on your face. So be aware. RISK is involved in working with the Fool.

I’m not saying it’s not worth the leap anywho! It may well be. I’m just saying the Fool’s perch is somewhat precarious by it’s nature. In our jubilation to celebrate an exciting new journey, you have to expect there will sometimes be rocky patches. Bumps, you know? Don’t be blindsided when you hit a few.

Soooooooo…if you see the Fool, understand the nature of his energy. It’s a grand adventure for sure, a Hero’s journey you’re undertaking if you travel. You will find out things about yourself you never dreamed of—but you may not like all you find. The new vistas definitely come at a price. I tend to consider the costs worth paying, but then again, I’m pretty big on personal growth. It’s kind of my gig.

You have any foolishness going down?

Tarot: The Complete Kit
by Dennis Fairchild

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11/27/11: Take it as it Comes! | Rev 6 Cus, The Wheel, The Fool


Today’s Tarot forecast is a 3-card spread from the lovely Legacy of the Divine deck: reversed Six of Cups (Sun in Scorpio), the Wheel (Jupiter), and the Fool (Uranus).

Don’t get stuck in what you used to want. Does it still suit you? Rather, embrace today as it comes, knowing full well this IS a grand adventure. To see it as anything less is to shortchange yourself. You get what you get and your success is not so much what comes down the pike, but in what you do with it.

So face it all, head on and with foolish optimism. Who knows what you might do if you don’t accept anybody’s word on what’s possible?

Are you ready to face the future?

Legacy of the Divine Tarot
by Ciro Marchetti

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11/10/11: Travel Slowdowns | The Fool Reversed, Six of Cups


Today’s Tarot forecast is the Fool (Uranus) and the reversed and the Six of Cups (Sun in Scorpio). These are from the lovely new Rosetta Tarot. Pretty, huh? I was a little disappointed to see the Fool on my first official draw on them since I’ve just featured the card, but whatever. I know better than to talk back to Tarot!

When I see the Fool reversed, I usually ask, “What’s in your way? What’s blocking you from YOUR journey, your path?” Because while the Fool isn’t always sunshine and roses despite what Tarot readers might like to say, he IS about freedom, adventure, and a path of personal discovery. So upside down, he’s being held back somehow.  Paired with the Six of Cups, there’s almost a sense of being held to a particular vision of days bygone, your definition of perfect.

The strength of the Fool lies in his lack of definition, his blank slate. Instead of saying, “This is how it has to be,” look at plugging into the sense of adventure. This is where you get to the same FEELINGS as the Six. It’s the feelings you want to work with here, not the form. The energy is what you’re trying to lasso, not how it comes into being.

How’s your trip? Smooth flow or bumpy roads, or a little of both?


11/05/11: Enjoying Your Trip? | Reversed Sun, Fool


When my husband and I were getting ready to buy our first home, we used to daydream about how utterly perfect everything would be, once it was ready. There would be enough room for everything! We’d have our  own space and our yard and our peaceful meals in the dining room and the kids would never get underfoot and blah, blah blah. We took to calling it the “magic house,” just a little tongue-in-cheek. You know. Because it would magically make everything wonderful!

Mmmm hmmm. I’m sure you can guess how that worked out. It was pretty and shiny and new, at first. But you bring yourself to wherever you go. We were the same people in a new place, and new has a limited lifespan. The mistake we made in “magic-housing” is assuming that outside factors made all the difference. Outside experiences impact the day-to-day, sure, but they ain’t the be-all and end-all, you know? Your internal experiences is the common denominator, what you carry with you no matter what.

Today’s Tarot forecast is the Inverted Sun (associated, not surprisingly, with the SUN!), and the Fool (Uranus). If you’re not happy, well, get moving, grasshopper! This is YOUR path, your responsibility, your job to find your way. Not mine, not your husband’s, your girlfriend’s or your kid’s. YOURS. Break yourself free (Uranus).

Travel_PicAnd the other thing—it’s gotta be about the journey, always. If you can’t extract your joy, feel wonder and gratitude and passion from process  itself…well, I hate to say it, but you’re kind of screwed. The destination,  that fateful day you actually move in to your magic house? That’s a trifling 1% of your total experience! The glow wears off. The journey, to one magic house or another though, is the other 99% of the gig.

If you’re not feeling the full force of light in your life, right here, right now, then start seeking your own adventure. Because it is your job to find it.

Are you enjoying your trip? If not, is there something you can adjust?

Radiant Rider-Waite Tarot
by Us Games Systems

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09/06/11: Spiritual GPS Working? | Page of Cups, The Fool

“The intuition of free will gives us the truth.” –Corliss Lamont

I worry—sometimes, a lot, over the decisions I make about my work, my family, my life. You know? We can make things SO much harder than they need to be…point taken, Tarot.


Today’s Tarot forecast is a two-card draw from the Osho Zen deck. “Going with the Flow” is the Ace of Cups, associated with the Water element, and the Fool or Sprit of the Aether, associated with Uranus. Here is where the emotional (Water) is made real (Earth), leading to shocking changes (Uranus).

Don’t demand to know all, see each twist and turn in the road before ever setting upon the path. That approach is inherently limiting, coming more from fear than faith, gravitating toward outcomes that vibrate along the same frequencies. Most journeys, you’ll only be able to see a bit ahead of you. Guidance pops up on a just-in-time basis as you move forward. Often, the greatest blessing you could ever have are not those you could have foreseen. They’re surprises (Uranus)! Instead, look to your heart, the feelings in your gut, your sense of passion—what swells your heart with love and happiness? What topics make you shine with enthusiasm and excitement? THIS is where you want to put your energy.

Think of emotional reactions as a kind of Spiritual GPS. This is one of the biggest ways your intuition talks to you. So if you feel crummy, you are likely veering off-course. If you feel a sense of peace and calm, even knowing you have miles to travel, then you’re probably still on course. If you’re willing to risk moving without a fully plotted map, trusting your internal guidance system of Joy and love, you’ll walk into a grand adventure, the likes of which you could never have accessed otherwise. But to benefit, you have to listen to the guidance.Synchronicity is gifted only to those willing to take the Foolish risks—the leap of Faith is a shortcut.

How’s your Spiritual GPS functioning?

Osho Zen Tarot Set
by US Games

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