August 2018 Tarotscope

This is an intense time and we’re having to deal with an unprecedented amount of stress. It’s a lot like being in the spin cycle of an industrial washing machine. At the end of this cycle, we’ll find that we’re clearer about our power in the world and more committed to using it to manifest the lives we’ve been dreaming of. Because what we focus on grows, ask yourself, “How will I use my clarity and power? What will I focus on?”

Remember– Mercury and Mars are still retrograde until August 19th and 27th. For Mercury retrograde: all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur during this period. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for research and going on retreats, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions and enacting any major plans. For Mars retrograde: count to ten before you take any action– caution and patience are your guides.

“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”  Jack Ma

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) The time is now. You have to choose to go with what is obviously your Divine guidance or be left behind. You’ve come too far to turn back now, so you need to acknowledge how powerful and fortunate you are and how far you’ve come if you are to continue moving forward in a positive way. There’s a big payoff waiting for you if you do.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Yes, there have been and will continue to be changes both major and minor. The results of the choices you make because of these changes will be profound and enduring– announcing to the world and yourself in a very definite manner, the value you place on yourself and your life force. You’re a powerful mirror/magnet for reflecting and attracting what you believe you are worth, and you are on your way to becoming even more so.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Your ruling planet is Mercury and it’s retrograde from July 26th to August 19th. The next few weeks are important. If you listen to your intuition, you’ll harvest a bountiful crop that will richly reward you in every area of your life. If instead, you give into fear, you’ll discover that you’ve cultivated a useless crop of anxiety that will sap you of your energy instead of harvesting the bountiful crop of recognition and success you’ve worked so hard for.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Here’s the perfect recipe for getting what you want– one part lofty theory, one part focus and determination and three parts daydreaming and child’s play. This is the real, grounded action called for if you’re to achieve your goals. Listen carefully to your intuition as you’re propelled by destiny toward making your dreams come true.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) What are you pretending not to know? The Universe has seen through your ruse and you can’t hide your light, your feelings, or your abilities under a basket anymore. It’s time to come out of hiding and take center stage, acknowledging to yourself and the world that you are a winner.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your ruling planet is also Mercury and it’s retrograde from July 26th to August 19th. Remember what Robert Burns said about “seeing ourselves as others see us?” He called it a gift and often it is– not this time, though. During this period of self-assessment, transformation and re-definition, you can’t depend on others to tell you what your truth is or how to find it. The answers lie within you. Go within and seek your own personal truth.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Because you’re used to getting treats for jumping through the hoop of the “nose to the grindstone, shoulder to the wheel” philosophy, you’re finding it difficult to balance your life by sometimes just being frivolous and having fun for no reason. Take a deep breath and accept the challenge to relax and just smell the roses. You’ll discover how good you are at it and you’ll enjoy yourself in the process.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) The greatest impact you can have on anyone (especially yourself) at this time comes from just being yourself. People are drawn to that very unique light and innate sense of honesty that you possess. Take responsibility for being the gift that you are and don’t settle for anything less than the best.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) You’re a romantic at heart. Unbeknownst to your conscious practical self, forces greater than yourself are powerfully acknowledging you and your efforts as they guide you to a place that will give you and those around you a reason to celebrate and reward you for your efforts.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) There’s been a major shift in your life lately and things are changing rapidly for you. Where there were once obstacles, there is now ease and flow. Accept your new course with gratitude and grace. By so doing, you encourage others to benefit by emulating your process.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19)To thine own self be true” is your mantra. A new opportunity has presented itself to you and you’ll really benefit by viewing it from an entirely new perspective.  The advice and opinions of others won’t help you at this time– you must trust and go for it!

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Your life needs balance. You take care of so many people, it’s time to let them take care of you for a change. How do you get them to do this? It’s simple– just ask them! The people you do so much for would love to return the favor, please let them.

July 2018 Tarotscope

Both Mercury and Mars will be retrograde this month. For Mercury retrograde: all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur during this period. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for research and going on retreats, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions and enacting any major plans. For Mars retrograde: count to ten before you take any action–  caution and patience are your guides.

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) It’s been a year of many changes and courageous transformation. You’re doing all you can do to make a success of yourself and your projects. The big lesson for you is this– “Remember, you can always make your dreams come true!” Focus on your goal, and trust God to guide your pace and your footsteps.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) It’s time to take things in a different direction. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten so trust your vision and follow it to a successful conclusion.  Commit to your vision, take courage and allow yourself to experience a new level of transformation, power, and success.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Your ruling planet is Mercury and it will be going retrograde again on July 26th until August 19th. Though, not the most exciting time, this Mercury retrograde period provides you with the opportunity to clearly see where you stand and who stands with you. Set your sights on what you want, notice who encourages you, notice who attempts to get in your way and above all– keep putting one foot in front of the other.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “Know Thyself.”  From this fountain of wisdom, all other forms of wealth spring and flow eternally.  As you know and appreciate who you are and what makes you tick, you automatically give yourself permission to embrace and honor what works and to effortlessly release what doesn’t. As you reflect on the journey of your life, please keep in mind– “God Doesn’t Make Mistakes.”

 THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) This is a prolific time for you. The steps you take on this part of your journey lead to the end of a barren phase in your life.  You are clearing away the rubble of the past and opening a wide path that leads you straight to the fulfillment of your hopes, wishes and dreams.  During this journey– pay attention– you are powerfully guided and blessed with Divine Assistance.  Someone from the past will give you important information, use it wisely.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your advice is similar to THE LOVERS.  Your ruling planet is also Mercury and it’s retrograde from July 26th to August 19th. This retrograde period is more intense than usual because Mars, the planet of passion and how we take action, is also retrograde.  Use this time to sort through your relationships and beliefs. Decide what’s worth being passionate about and take appropriate action.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) This is a time of Faith, Trust and Action– these three powerful energies are magical and your use of them will attract who and what you need to help you successfully accomplish your goals.  Put your hopes and desires into words; put those words into action and you’ll achieve the success you’ve dreamt of and worked so hard for.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) The time is right for your plans to come to fruition.  Use patience, faith and self-honesty as you give proper attention to this chapter in your life. You’re learning to listen to what your heart wants you to do and you’re planning with your head (remember when it used to be the other way around!).  Give yourself permission to expect, accept and receive your bounty.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) It’s time to take your life back by turning the negative energy of fear into the positive power of faith with right action.  Choose something you want to make happen in your life.  Start with simple things, decide on a course of action for each one and follow through with it.  With each victory, you build your faith, courage and strength.  By the time you get to that big dream, you’ll have and be what it takes to make it come true!

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) As the old is being swept away from your life, don’t chase after it. Let it go. A Higher Power has made the decision to help you transform and enrich your life by removing what and who are no longer valid reflections of you. You will soon be able to choose from a better set of people and opportunities.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Your opportunities to advance yourself in the world have never been stronger. It’s very important to keep your balance and let your intuition guide you through these last steps of a significant passage. Trust and go with your feelings– you won’t be sorry!

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Congratulations– you made it through the worst of the self-doubting days and now the Universe is ready to reward you for your perseverance.  Be on the look-out for a lucrative offer from someone who can help you advance your career.

 

 

 

June 2018 Tarotscope

The official beginning of the Summer season begins on June 21st, the Summer Solstice. We’ve gone through a long, hard winter and we’ve forgotten how important it is to kick back and enjoy life. The Summer season is made for doing just that, and to provide you with a reminder and inspiration, your message this month is in the form of a wonderful Summer song. It’s the basis for your own personal soundtrack and it was chosen to match your personality as well as remind you to relax and just be. I encourage you to sing it, hum it, and above all, dance to it.

The Summer soundtrack for all of us is the song, “Sun is Shining” by Bob Marley, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQQpkll5aoA

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Your personal Summer anthem is “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5bUmx-hk-c

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20)  Your personal Summer anthem is “Summertime” by Ella Fitzgerald, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XivELBdxVRM

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Your personal Summer anthem is “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Crofts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD1VaCCMPBs

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Your personal Summer anthem is “Born to Run?” by Bruce Springsteen, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxuThNgl3YA

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Your personal Summer anthem is “Hot Fun in the Summertime” by Sly and the Family Stone, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32inwlWSRpY

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your personal Summer anthem is “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG0oBPtyNb0

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Your personal Summer anthem is “Boys of Summer” by Don Henley, https://vimeo.com/214448651

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Your personal Summer anthem is “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG0oBPtyNb0

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your personal Summer anthem is “Here Comes the Sun” by George Harrison, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwmVfewqu7I

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Your personal Summer anthem is “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYi7uEvEEmk

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Your personal Summer anthem is “Sunshine Superman” by Donovan, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asfFjJCu6tQ

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Your personal Summer anthem is “Under the Boardwalk’” by The Drifters, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPEqRMVnZNU

 

 

 

May 2018 Tarotscope

Always remember–

“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.” Jack Ma

And

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief and start dancing to your own music. Reclaim your power as you stop depending on others to tell you who you are, what you want and what you deserve. And remember– think with your mind and feel with your heart– not the other way around. It’s an unbeatable combination and an idea whose time has come.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Whew! These are interesting times, aren’t they? Behind each challenge is the opportunity to dispel the myth that you are inherently powerless and undeserving of receiving and living from your birthright of infinite spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health and wealth. Keep on keeping on– in due time, you’ll have plenty to cheer about!

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) You can’t wait any longer for ‘someday’; it’s here now. Walk in faith as you ask for, listen to, and accept Divine Guidance. Whatever challenges you encounter are only illusions, they appear only to test your faith and strengthen you. As you proceed in fulfilling your destiny, all sorts of things will transpire to help you that would never otherwise have happened.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) The subtle shifts and changes you’ve been experiencing are now manifesting into form. Keep up the good work, remain attentive and grateful and remember– “the best is yet to come.”

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Awareness, Surrender, Transformation. These are your key words for this very different (and sometimes difficult) period. You’ll benefit most by accepting responsibility for your circumstances and accepting the assistance that’s being offered to you.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your goal is worthy and your navigation is fine. If circumstances have thrown you off course, it’s always OK to take another look at the map and re-direct your energy. Important new information is available to you as you do so.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) You’re going to be in great demand soon, especially by friends and associates. Be very clear in your communications with them and be careful what you promise. Only make commitments that will benefit yourself as well as them.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “How” you do something is just as important as “what” you do. Your mindset, your intentions, and your methods are being closely monitored by the authority figures in your life. Make sure you dot those “i’s” and cross those “t’s”– you’ll have plenty of reason to celebrate if you do.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials.” A wise person offered that insight to me and I pass it on to you. Be patient, be observant, and be respectful of the process you’re in. Persevere and you’ll have your reward.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) When Emerson wrote, “What we are is God’s gift to us; what we become is our gift to God,” he was writing that for you. Your greatest strength lies in determining what your own personal truth is and how you can use the power of that truth to properly assess the true value of your personal journey. Once you’ve determined that and activated it, you’ll find that your ability to profitably manifest has increased tenfold.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Your opportunities to advance yourself in the world have never been stronger. It’s very important to keep your balance and let your intuition guide you through these last steps of a significant passage. Trust and go with your feelings– you won’t be sorry!

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Pay attention to your dreams, they have very important and powerful messages for you. You’ll be able to work most of your plans out by the symbols and information given you during your very prolific dreamtime. Be open to new ideas and be flexible– it’ll really pay off.

 

April 2018 Tarotscope

“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.” Jack Ma

It’s April. It’s finally Spring. Mars is hurtling out-of-bounds through space and Mercury is retrograde until April 15th.

OK– what do we do with all of that? We take this energetically rich time to commit to our soul’s intention for us and sort through the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual backlog of “stuff” we’ve been holding on to “just in case we need it later.” (We rarely need any of that “stuff” later.) Let’s use this season to Spring clean our spaces, signaling the Universe that we’re open to receiving an increasing amount of profitable, joyful, useful newness in our lives.

Spring is seed planting time. The seeds of activity and inactivity we plant now will be the crops we harvest in the Fall. What encouraging flowers and elements do you want your life garden to grow? Choose wisely and take the actions required to make your garden a prize winner!

And, as always for Mercury retrograde: all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur during this period. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for research and going on retreats, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions and enacting any major plans.

“Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.” William Alexander

And

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”  Robert Louis Stevenson

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Oh, Spring! I want to go out and plant seeds and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.” Emily Carr

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”  Steve Mariboli

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) My feeling was, you plant some seeds. If they grow, great; if they don’t, you don’t take it personally. Not my problem; Just keep planting. Just like a farmer.” Hank Haney

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “I want to cultivate the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.” Kathe Kollwitz and “Look around for new places to sow a few seeds.” Henry Van Dyke

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who will reap a harvest in the Autumn.” B. C. Forbes

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “An empowered life begins with serious personal questions about oneself. Those answers bare the seeds of success.”  Steve Mariboli

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they grow and bring forth after their kind.” Charles Fillmore

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “There is no better teacher than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.” Malcolm X

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “You have planted many seeds in the garden of possibilities. Meditation is the art of removing the weeds from the garden of possibilities.” Amit Ray

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest.” Ellen G. White

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can’t just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.” Bootsy Collins

March 2018 Tarotscope

It’s March. Spring isn’t far away now. We are experiencing the growing pains of new life, new perspectives, new ideas. What is your dream? Now is the time to commit to it and give it energy. Let your mantra be:

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth– the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans– the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole system of events issues from the decision– raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance– which no one could have ever dreamed would have come one’s way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:‘Whatever you can do, or dream you can– begin it now. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.’” William Hutchinson Murray

And as always:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

And

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities– always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) At this time, you’re between a rock and a hard place– you can’t go back to the past and you can’t divert your energy or attention to something off to the side– you must move forward. Analyzing the situation, weighing your options, and living in theory will not work. The only limitations are the ones you impose on yourself, so take the steps now, and you’ll find that Divine Guidance powerfully assists, supports, and rewards you.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Dreams of the heart are powerful– they get us up in the morning and keep us going through the worst of times. The only price they demand is that we are true to them and ourselves. Influential people, committed to helping you, are waiting in the background. Commit to your dream and they will come forward.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) You’re at a very important crossroads and it’s time to make a choice. Which direction is best for you to choose? The one less traveled, of course. By going in a new direction you will meet people and circumstances that will assist you in making your dreams come true.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Sometimes the most courageous thing we can do is admit that we need help. The second most courageous thing we can do is ask for that help. During the next few weeks you’ll benefit greatly from another person’s perspective. It’s best if you seek advice from those who are experts in their field, instead of from friends and well-meaning relatives.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) If you’ve been feeling restrained or held back by your circumstances lately– that’s all about to change! Ask for what you want (be specific), be willing to take the steps necessary to bring your desires to fruition, and count your blessings as you enjoy reaping the benefits.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Some days are “dog” days and some days are “fire hydrant” days. Rather than fighting the limited mobility of the “fire hydrant” days, use your energy more productively by attending to the less exciting and more mundane things in your life.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Should I …?” is the root of all of your quandaries at this point in your life. The answer– lose the “shoulds”– they’re often the lead weights of the status quo, designed to keep you on someone else’s path or leash. Instead, courageously listen to your heart and responsibly follow its lead.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Keep putting one foot in front of the other. You’re at the beginning of a new and vital phase. Keep your senses on the alert and you’ll go through this period with consciousness and clarity and you’ll get the full benefits of this life altering time.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) There is a great deal of power in wishes these days. If you want yours granted, stay centered, stay positive, and stay the course. The finish line is in sight now and you can cross it in victory.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Now is not the time to rest on your laurels. You have a strong momentum going and you must take advantage of it while you can. Remember to keep your focus on what you have learned about your goals and yourself and deepen your commitment to successfully furthering your cause.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) As you roll up your sleeves for the next round of challenges headed your way, remember that you aren’t alone. Somebody “up there” likes you and is sending help. Remember to remain humble and grateful.         

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Be radical! Success will come if you take the necessary risks that your circumstances call for. Remember to keep a positive outlook and expect the best.

 

 

 

February 2018 Tarotscope

It’s February and the energies of love, change, and kinship are in the air. What do you want to change in your life? How do you want to be graced by relationship? How do you want to benefit others? This is a month to allow these questions to come up without seeking the answers. By just exercising patience and “living in the question,” the answers will effortlessly find you.

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

and

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) There are three of you– you, your inner child, and your higher self– and sometimes you’re in conflict with each other. You are strongest when you work as a unit. With your inner child’s ability to see possibility, your higher self’s ability to have faith in the (as yet unknown to you) outcome, and your ability to discern the truth of the information and take strategic action, nothing can defeat you. Cease the battle with your selves and work as a unit. You’ll be an unbeatable force if you do.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Fertility is your middle name! Awareness of this will enable you to “spin gold from straw” in any situation. Use this time to make a list of what you want to bring into your life and look for the signs, circumstances, and people who’ll help you manifest your wishes. Be mindful of how you make use of this information. And as always, express gratitude for your good fortune.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) News flash! You don’t have to know ‘everything’ and you don’t have to solve ‘everything’. Just be open and aware and allow the limitlessness of life’s experiences to guide you. As you do so, you’ll be given all you need to move forward to the next step. This is how new territories are discovered– just go with the flow.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Use these over-bearing days of the current season to objectively sort through and release the effects of last year’s experiences, as well as those of your collective past. The lure of swimming in the sea of emotion is strong now, but it’s counter-productive. By objectively sorting and sifting, you’ll finally know what is valid and what is illusion.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Of course, do take care of what must be done, but for the most part this month, your theme song is Bobby McFerrin’s, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Daydream, play, be frivolous– those are the important tasks at hand. By so doing, you’ll build the inner strength and compassion you need in order to be at your most creative when spring finally breaks free of winter’s grasp.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Although you thrive more on mental rather than physical action, you’ll benefit most from trying to control the outcome you want. Instead, go inward and spend the next few weeks in deep introspection. As you examine your game plan and contemplate the possibilities, you’ll discover previously hidden information that will help you achieve your desires.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) With your love of order and your natural understanding of checks and balances, the time is right for you to engage your inner financial wizard. This is a good time to nurture your natural desire for acquisition– watch the financial news talk shows and read the finances section in your newspaper and on-line. Whether you initially understand or not, you’ll retain what you learn and be able to use it to your benefit later.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) It’s time for a little fine-tuning. You’ve outgrown what used to be important to your well-being and you need to step up to a higher level of self-appreciation. This is especially necessary if you’ve been a little withdrawn or introspective lately. Go to the park or the beach and leave your social media connections at home– your interactions with the world around you will help you to take that well-deserved next step.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your perception of the world and the world’s perception of you are changing fast. Don’t try to hold on to what you used to feel, know, or believe was safe and predictable. Accept that the new information is relevant to you and let it show you its truth in its own time.  

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Your present and your future are here in front of you.  You can make the best of this time by taking direct action on your hopes, wishes and aspirations. Make a list of the things you most want to do, be, or have (no more than six!) and rank them by importance. Now, choose any one of those wishes on your list and take the practical steps needed to bring it to fruition. Then choose another wish and work with it the same way. Continue until you’ve worked with all of your listed wishes. When you approach your hopes, wishes and aspirations in this way, they’ll manifest in the most unexpected and rewarding ways.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) You, THE EMPRESS and THE SUN are all riding on the same wavelength. Their messages are your messages, too. The forces of the Universe are backing you 100%, so decide what you want and go for it!  You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how things unfold.  Unexpected help is there for you and will assist you if you call on it.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) This is a prolific time for you. Your hard work is finally in alignment with the energy of the times. Help yourself learn to trust and relax more by spending quiet time within. Meditate, take nature walks, listen to guided meditations– these actions will go a long way in assuring you that you and your world are safer and more profitable than you think.

 

 

January 2018

Happy New Year! It’s a brand new year with refreshing new energy. Although last year was beyond gnarly in many ways, it was also a year when we discovered how deeply powerful and determined we are to have a healthy life of meaning, caring, and community.

Because of our insistence on working for, fighting for and supporting the Light of humanity, the tide has turned and now, even though there’s still a lot to do, we will be the victors if we continue moving forward with the energy and determination that have carried us through these past ugly times.

Your message this month is also the overall theme of the year for you and comes in the form of a quote. The first and most obvious part of the message is that we have choices. What and how we choose always determines whether we enjoy the results of our actions or whether we have to contend with the consequences of our deeds.

For All of Us:

“Make a list of important things to do today. At the top of your list, put “eat chocolate.” Now, you’ll get at least one thing done today.” Gina Hayes

and

“I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process….It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?” Unknown

and

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.” Phillips Brooks

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any sort of self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events, by which the path to success may be recognized.” I Ching: Hexagram 5

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20)The reasonable person adapts themselves to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to themselves. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable person.” George Bernard Shaw

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “When guilt rears its ugly head, confront it, discuss it, and let it go. The past is over. It’s time to ask what can we do right, not what did we do wrong. Forgive yourself and move on.” Bernie S. Siegel

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced. Appreciate the mystery.” Aart Van Der Leeuw

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “It’s been proven that the only effective way to deal with fear is to walk through it, through the pain that accompanies doing something you’re afraid to do. It takes courage to fulfill your commitments, courage to stay on track, courage to follow your dreams, courage to reach your goals, and courage to walk through your fear. Remember, reaching goals is not so much about doing big things when the feeling hits you; it’s more about doing little things every day that move you toward your dream. It’s about staying steady and on course.” Francine Ward

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “What you resist persists. And only what you look at, and own, can disappear. You make it disappear by simply changing your mind about it.” Neale Donald Walsch

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them they make them.” George Bernard Shaw

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “I am not afraid of my Truth anymore, I will not omit pieces of me to make you feel comfortable. Love me for who I am or not at all. Decide if you are part of my history or part of my future…I am who I am.” Unknown

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “Don’t think about the things you can’t do. No matter what the level of your ability is, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime. You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. The only limitations are those of your own mind. Look at things as they can be. Never say never.”  The Daily Guru

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. The choice is up to you.” Winston Churchill

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “It is very important that you only do what you love to do. You must totally live. And at the end of your days, you will bless your life because you have done what you came here to do. Otherwise, your life is a sham and you will do things only for one reason—to please other people.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

December 2017 Tarotscope

It’s December and in only a few short weeks, we’ll all witness and participate in the end of this year and the beginning of a new year– 2018.

Endings and beginnings, opportunities and challenges always trigger periods of profound reflection and soul searching. Did the year work out the way you’d hoped or planned? Did you grow and progress in all the ways you’d foreseen on January 1st of this year? Did you take the actions necessary to bring your hopes, wishes, and dreams to fruition?

 2017– a “1” Universal year, called for constructive action and establishing our new 9-year life trajectory. 2018 will call for us to continue by using our sense of self-value to assist us in navigating that trajectory. We must all remember that each of us is capable of doing potentially mysterious, empowering deeds and of displaying courage, integrity and heart so vital and vibrant to the continuation of all that we hold dear.

Take a look back at yourself and your 2017 journey. How will you take what you’ve experienced and learned and use it to help make the coming year, 2018, the best year ever for yourself, your community and your world?

Your message this month is in the form of a quote or affirmation. It’s a key that will help you translate your experience of this year to reflect on your perspective of yourself, your goals, your commitment and your willingness to ‘show up’ and actively stand for what you believe in.

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

and

“There are people put on this earth who make laws designed to break the spirits of others. There are those put here who have their spirits broken by the people who make those laws. Then there are those who are here to take the actions and make the laws that break the people who break the spirits of others. I am one of those people.” Steve Toltz

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Words have less substance than air. Don’t tell me about your zealous dreams, your firm convictions, your profound love– show me by what you have accomplished.” Richelle E. Goodrich

 THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “One thing you have to realize from now on is that it doesn’t matter if this is a dream or not. The quality of your life depends on what you do, not what you think.” Rebecca McKinsey 

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “We can talk about it, dream about it and dissect the fine print. In the end, only action satisfies our longing.” Gina Greenlee

 THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “We talk what we think, but do what we believe.” Raheel Farooq

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “You have to first dream and take the first action towards realizing the dream, then all other resources will be attracted to you for the achievement of the dream.” Lailah Gifty Akita

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Well,” said the frog, “what are you going to do about it?” “Marrying Therandil? I don’t know. I’ve tried talking to my parents, but they won’t listen, and neither will Therandil.” “I didn’t ask what you’d said about it,” the frog snapped. “I asked what you’re going to do. Nine times out of ten, talking is a way of avoiding doing things.” Patricia C. Wrede

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “If we don’t fight for what we ‘stand for’ with our passionate words and honest actions, do we really ‘stand’ for anything?” Tiffany Madison 

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “After a while you realize that putting your actions where your mouth is makes you less likely to have to put your money where your mouth is.” Criss Jami 

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “I always knew a good person should do no bad deeds, but it never occurred to me that a good person must do good deeds. They cannot just sit back and do nothing. They cannot just relax and let things happen around them. They must act or their faith is meaningless.” Aleksandra Layland 

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts– it gives you what you demand with your actions.” Steve Maraboli 

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “The dream provides inspiration and motivation. The goal generates drive and momentum. But daily effort on the details is the fuel that gets you to your dream.” Auliq-Ice 

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “Prayers and wishes are worthless my friend, if they are not accompanied by tangible human actions.” Abhijit Naskar and “Never give up because when you give up, dreams get lost.” Auliq-Ice 

November 2017 Tarotscope

Wow– the year is almost over! And what a year it’s been. The difficulties and the awfulness of these intense times have too often overshadowed the more positive aspects of this troubled period.

What we lavish our attention on is what grows. It is of utmost importance to continue to pay attention to and vanquish the negativity that’s going on in our world. It is equally important to be aware of, acknowledge, and promote what is positive and life affirming, too.

This month, let’s begin and end each day by thinking of three things we’re grateful for. In order to assist you in this positive energy exercise, your message this month is in the form of a gratitude quote. Write it down, keep it with you and refer to it throughout your day. This strengthening practice will replenish your reservoir of hope, courage, and determination.

Again, please remember– it’s your gift, your right, and your responsibility to let the magical significance of your journey delight, define, and inspire you. Envision without fear, ask for what you want, listen carefully to God, take the actions necessary to make it happen, and experience the results with love, joy, and gratitude.

FOR ALL OF US:

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

G.K. Chesterton

and

“Become a possibilitarian.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are,
raise your sights and see possibilities—
always see them, for they’re always there.”

Norman Vincent Peale

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words and actions is all that is necessary.” Margaret Cousins

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” Dalai Lama

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” Alice Walker

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.” Anonymous

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy.” Sara Avant Stover

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Gratitude always comes into play; people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.” Dan Buettner

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.” Emmanuel Dalgher