Six of Wands: Winning? If You Know What to Look For

A big-hearted buddy was explaining why she’s started paying attention to things related to how the stuff she buys is made–specifically what the experience is like for the people making it.

She wasn’t trying to recruit converts or throw shade on anyone not doing as she was.

She’s simply doing what she feels best about. She’s following her gut to make decisions with the intention of supporting positive outcomes for the wider world. That’s it.

You’re true job is to live as authentically as you can. This is good news, because you can always do that.

Even in the midst of chaos, you can always follow your gut about what feels truest. That’s how you are most powerful: undiluted heart.

It would be a good week to practice this kind of approach.

Next Week in Tarot

Outlook is the Six of Wands with advice of the Knight of Cups from the lovely Legacy of the Divine deck.

I did a down and dirty video on this week here.

Any time you see the Six of Wands for a weekly forecast, you can expect things are working out well. But if you mix that with all the feelings (and there will be plenty of those!), the experience can be unpredictable even if the outcome is far less so.

Navigation is most accurate by taking note of emotions. This isn’t a call to whitewash your feelings. That’s never very effective anyway. Just do the best you can with what you’ve got to work with.  Be as loving to yourself as you can, and it becomes easier to be loving to everybody else. Smooth out the rough edges of life with kindness and generosity. Start in the mirror and work your way out.

Feel what you feel and let those feeling steer your way.  In doing so, consistently doing what feels best in your heart, you’re going to stay in harmony with your bigger intentions for the world. And you’ll feel better, too.


Ready to get oriented? Give me a holler for a private consult.

Ten of Pentacles Rx: Mind Your Own Affairs

I was hanging out with a friend recently. She was talking about catching some grief for befriending folks who live to a different standard than she (and the other person) follows.

The specific differences we’re talking are irrelevant, really.  It could have been a Republican to a Democrat or a Christian to an atheist or whatever. Anything that entails a differing set of beliefs about what’s moral and true would qualify.  The combinations are endless.

“They’re good people. That’s all I need to know. ”  In short, she doesn’t run someone’s life through any sort of ideological litmus test before opening up her heart.

I’ve got mad respect for that approach. I think it’s so much more fruitful to live the best life I can personally than to appoint myself director of everyone else’s choices.

This coming week, it would be a great approach to emulate. (And after that as well, but that’s another issue.)

Next Week in Tarot

For the outlook, we’ve got the Ten of Pentacles (reversed) and advice was the King of Pentacles (also reversed). I photographed them upright because the level of detail on artwork of the Illuminati Tarot is much easier to take in upright.

Here’s the video version.

A lot is going on in the world. Many people–perhaps some especially close to you–have many opinions of what’s righteous versus what’s folly amongst the hubbub.

Your job is to make completely sure you’re managing YOUR affairs. You all know I’m always harping on staying in your own lane–as much a reminder to myself as to anyone else. But this week, the cards are backing me up on this one. There’s enough going on already. You just do YOU, okway?

If you want a little extra perspective while you’re figuring out what you want, though, I’m more than glad to help. Give me a holler for a private session.

3 of Wands: Personal Choices

I’ve made a whole lot of moves over the years that 1. “sensible” people would consider a bad idea or at the very least, iffy, and 2. I couldn’t clearly see the outcome at the start.

Doing these things anyway has altered the course of my life. I’ve yet to regret a single one of those choices.

Moreover, they’ve taught me that if I take care to follow my inspiration in the moment–the one and only true point of power–the future takes care of itself.

That’s what the upcoming forecast reminds me.

Next Week in Tarot

Outlook is the Three of Wands; advice is the Six of Pentacles (Coins) reversed from the Legacy of the Divine deck. Well-loved cards!

Ever had an idea that you knew, right at the time it struck, was inspired? You felt in your gut you’d just had a great idea…until you started second-guessing yourself. Some of us start almost immediately talking ourselves out of inspirations. And we get ambiguous so we turn to others for reassurance.

Problem is, the energy you show up with is going to be reflected in others’ responses to you. So when you do the “should I or shouldn’t I?” dance, you take that angsty “I don’t know”  vibe and magnify it.

Others cannot provide that sense of excitement you feel with inspiration because you have to be in tune with it before you can feel it to begin with. And if you ARE in tune with it, you don’t give a big, fat diddly squat what anybody else thinks. See how that works?

Own your own diddly squats and protect them fiercely.

I also did a short video because, video!

Plans are still coming together. The future is on course, already. You don’t need to get yourself all wrapped up in the unfolding process, fiddling with the specifics and micromanaging the whole shebang. Doesn’t help!

Also? Don’t need to take a poll on what you should and shouldn’t be doing. Your cues are internal and frankly, we don’t need others talking us out of the wisdom carried in our own hearts, you know?

Mostly, we seek outside input when our energy is split–should I or shouldn’t I? It’s when we’re feeling uncertain, insecure or otherwise tentative that we look to others to shore us up.

Instead, cut to the chase. Get your own energy on straight first. Shore YOURSELF up and the outside support converges where your energy is already pointing. So many people try to operate the other way around and it’s always sluggish and messy.

Have you found this to be the case for you?

If you are looking to clarify what’s up with you (without being told what to do!), give me a holler for a personal consult.

 

Be the Tree

One of the nice thing about doing readings on the regular is a consistent awareness of energy shifting in the collective. This comes naturally to all of us to some degree, but there’s nothing like that clue-by-four to the head when you find yourself saying very similar things to multiple people over the course of a few days.

Themes definitely emerge. That’s what I was feeling this week.

The world felt awash in Neptunian confusion and a soluttion emerged crystal clear in the form of a vision I got during a pre-reading meditation.

I saw a majestic tree silhouetted against the sky, very much like the one pictured above. [Photo courtesy Rob Hooper Art.]

While this tree stood immutable (as trees do), the world was quickly changing around it. Like a time lapse video, I saw seasons coming and going, sunrises and sunsets. People came and went. Flowers bloomed and died and bloomed again. The entire world shifted around the tree while it stood solid, grounded and strong. It was just being.

And as I watched all this unfold, I heard the simple message clear and concise: “Be the tree.”

Be. The. Tree.

Now, a tree is just a tree. A tree doesn’t envy the bushes. A tree doesn’t pretend to be a flower to elicit more affection. A tree doesn’t chase the sun to make sure he gets enough light. A tree doesn’t worry about how much rain is coming or when. A tree doesn’t seek approval or manipulate or worry about being understood by the other trees.

A tree grows for sure, and develops more branches and character over the years. But at the heart of the matter, that tree is always utterly and unapologetically a tree.

What if we were more like the tree? What if we decided to be who we are, purely and unapologetically? What if we left the workings of the Universe to the Universe, and just brought our authentic selves to every day, living completely in the moment?

That would be a very good way to orient ourselves, especially in the next week.

Tarot this Week

For outlook, we’ve got the Six of Wands (!) and advice comes in the form of the Sun. Woot! From the Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck. What an optimistic forecast!

Here’s the video version.

In short, expect the world is working out for you. Don’t reach for it and don’t give whit one about who may agree or disagree. Do your best to remain happy and make play and joyful activity a priority here for the best outcome.

And if you’d like a one-on-one to get your roots reointend, give me a holler.

Have a great week, folks!

 

Fool: Fresh Start, a Step at a Time

Well, today didn’t go as planned. When I came over here to write up your weekly, the site was a mess! It took me a while to figure it out. I ended up fixing it the hard way…oops!

A new adventure, I guess. But I learned something and I didn’t get all stressed about it, so that’s a good outcome as far as I’m concerned.

Sort of like the coming week’s forecast. Got a video for y’all.

Next Week in Tarot

Here we’ve got The Fool as outlook, with advice as the Ace of Wands from the Star Tarot Deck.

Now, I like the Fool card, a lot. This site wasn’t named “A Fool’s Journey” by accident.

But there’s one thing to know about the Fool, and that is this energy is really about what you don’t know yet, not what you do know. It’s the sense of seeking, looking for bigger understandings, that sets the Fool apart. His desire is strong.

The Fool is hungry for experience, knowledge and understanding. He knows it’s not always easy to obtain this, but he’s willing to do what’s required because it’s important. He trusts his true feelings to guide him.

With the Ace of Wands as advice, that’s a very good plan!

Don’t reach way out into the future. Take each and every step from the now and the future sorts itself. Expect new experience and adventures in the coming week and allow your heart to point the way. You’ll never go far wrong with that.

Be well, friends! And if you want a little one-on-one, give me a holler.

 

Lovers & King of Cups: Finding Your Flow

Those that are afraid see the world as a very scary place.  Those that are angry see the world as a very unjust place. Those that are hopeful see the world as a very optimistic place.

Those that are realistic see the world as it is.

But the dreamers see the world as what it’s becoming.

It’s all there. The scary and optimistic and what is and what’s becoming. It’s all there to see. What anyone sees most, however, is a function of their own emotional setpoint.

This coming week, your setpoint will be quite noticeable. All the better to choose your own setting.

This Week’s Tarot

For the outlook, we’ve got The Lovers! I like that. Advice comes in the persona of the King of Cups, both from my well-loved Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck.

And look! Another (quickie) video version of the forecast here. Note: I don’t think I saved this video at a high enough quality, but hey, it’s the words that count, right?

 

There is unquestionably ease to be found next week and it’s quite easy to access: let your heart do the talking. An open heart is all that’s required.

As you go out into the world, keep checking in with yourself emotionally and use what feels best, most loving, most kind, and the most true to yourself as your failsafe GPS.

This is actually a pretty nice way to live, should you decide to give it a try.

Want to hook up? Give me a holler!