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January 2021 Tarotscope

2021– the theme song for this moment in time is Etta James’ anthem, “At Last!” But we can’t rest on our laurels, there is still great work to be done.

This year, 2021, is a “5” numerological year. It’s a year of change, choice, communication, perspective, perception, and possibilities. In preparation for this year, we’ve all been and continue to go through deep transformation. The circumstances of the last year provided us with opportunities we’d never had time to take before AND the time to take them. How did you do with that? Did you take the opportunities? Did you grow and progress in ways beyond your wildest imagination? Or did you try to ignore or postpone the inevitable?

We’re all capable of being the most wondrous expression of passionate, creative, loving life there is. Life knows that about us and 2021 will hold us to the fulfillment of that promise. Where ever we go, whomever we meet, whatever we do, we’ll continue to be presented with opportunities to fulfill that sacred obligation.

Anything can happen in a “5” year– its signature quote is, “you never know.” Your message for this month (and this year) is in the form of a quote or affirmation. It’s a guide that will help direct you on your soul quest of manifesting and embodying your brilliance. Print out your quote and put it where you can see it and reflect on it– the refrigerator, bathroom mirror, dashboard of your car.

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 for now and forever:

 “It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how the strong stumble, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least they fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

  

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” Haruki Murakami

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” Roy T. Bennett

 THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” Robert Fulghum

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” Jim Morrison

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” Lao Tzu

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality– not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being– adventure!” Roy T. Bennett

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” Steve Maraboli

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” Nora Roberts

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “It seems that the real objective is to be true to yourself, no matter what. Those people who can’t or won’t accept you in your entirety have only been presented to you to test your commitment to that truth. They are, in fact, only illusions. If you had betrayed yourself just to keep them around, they would have vanished like a puff of smoke and you would have been left with the knowledge and repair work that comes with selling yourself out. As painful as it may be, the pain will pass and this experience will solidify into a love, respect, and acceptance of yourself that is priceless.” Sheilaa L Hite

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” John Lennon

December 2020 Tarotscope

It’s December and the election is over and thankfully, we can work toward repairing what’s been damaged as we create a better world.

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– 2021. This year didn’t work out the way we’d imagined, hoped, or planned. To say the least! This extraordinary year did help us in a powerful way, though. It removed all that distracted us and gave us the opportunity to look deeply into ourselves and honest deal with our positives and our negatives. How did that go for you? Did you take the opportunity? Did you grow and progress in ways beyond your wildest imagination? Or did you try to ignore or postpone the inevitable?

 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 2020 journey. How will you take what you’ve experienced and learned and use it to help make the coming year, 2021, 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 choose and 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 for now and forever:

 You Are Not for Everyone 

 The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, will point-blank not like you. But it is also filled with those who will love you fiercely. Talk to the people who can hear you. They are your people. 

You are not for everyone and that’s OK. Don’t waste your precious time and gifts trying to convince them of your value, they won’t ever want what you’re selling.

Don’t convince them to walk alongside you. You’ll be wasting both your time and theirs and will likely inflict unnecessary wounds, which will take precious time to heal.

You are not for them and they are not for you; politely wave them on and continue along your way.

Sharing your path with someone is a sacred gift; don’t cheapen it by rolling yours in the wrong direction. Keep facing your true north.

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell, and “Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your inner voice.” Steve Jobs

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau, and “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” L. P. Jacks

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Never confuse someone else’s inability to do something with its inability to be done.” Steve Maraboli, and “Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.” Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “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 SUN (July 21 – August 22) “This is the purpose in life, to get what you want. There are deeper things, but this is fun.” Karl Lagerfeld, and “You are not limited by logic, the past, or the world around you. You are not of the world around you. You are supernatural, pure spirit.” Unknown

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if they’re crazy enough!” Colin Kaepernick, and “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” Paulo Coelho

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “The poser is drowning in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight. Be the mystic!” Joseph Campbell, and “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” Anais Nin

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “Willfulness characterizes the unharnessed human will, whereas willingness identifies the strong will of a person who is willing to go where they are called or led by Higher Power.” Gerald May

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu, and “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” Joseph Campbell

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” Hal Borland, and “Soon there’ll be a new year. You don’t have to look behind and relive the past with regret and you don’t have to dream of a distant future to try to capture happiness. This new year is your time– use your energy to make your dreams come true!” Patricia Edwards    

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “People are always blaming their 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 MOON (February 20 – March 20) “I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.” Mike Ericksen

November 2020 Tarotscope

It’s November– a month of intensity, truth, and transformation. What are you committed to? This month will give you an opportunity to experience who and what you really are.

We begin the month with the most important election the U.S. has ever had. What are you doing to help create the outcome that is best for all of us?

If you’ve signed petitions or shared on social media– great! The change we need will take more than that, though. Are you willing to make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, show up and be counted, VOTE? Because that’s what it’s going to take. The Universe is willing to help us. Are we willing to join with it and help ourselves?

Yes, we’re still dealing with powerful forces outside of our control, but the tide is turning and we must use it to our advantage. We must choose to be what we were created to be– warriors who think, act, care for, and promote what’s most beneficial for ourselves, life, and our world. John Lewis said it well, “I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, or hateful. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.”

The hour is at hand…

And Mercury is still retrograde until November 3rd. Mars is also retrograde until November 14th. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation, and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, please 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 introspection and research, 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. Mars rules how we take action and the actions we take, so until the 14th, be mindful of how you use your energy. And don’t let your emotions issue a check you’re not prepared to cash!

For all of us:

“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.” Anthon St. Maarten

 

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress

 

 “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) Your ruling planet Mars is retrograde now, so this is a good time to go within and establish a conscious connection to what motivates you. As your inner world opens up and displays its gifts to you, you’re discovering a newer, stronger sense of yourself. As you consciously bring all of the parts of yourself together, you’ll access that sense of peace, power, and calmness that your soul has been craving.

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Brilliance, intuition, and resourcefulness are your new allies at this time because the unpredictable planet Uranus is in your sign. The best way to allow them to help you is to be open, aware, and flexible in your encounters in the world. Even in the unexpected, there is a pattern to everything and the natural connections will amaze you. The change that occurs within you will set you on a more profitable course.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) As difficult as it may seem to be at this time, you will derive so much from being the communicator that you are. As such, yours is a social mission, so discover new ways to expand your horizons (and those of others) by being sociable. Seek out and discover new ways to interact with life in all of its forms. You’ll enrich your journey by discovering life in new ways, discovering new possibilities, and passing the information on to others.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Your new traveling companions are The Hermit and The World. The type of energy and wisdom they share this month is available to you now. Unlike them, though, you have the advantage of intuition to confirm your discoveries. By using these gifts well, your efforts will produce profitable results.

 THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) You’re being prepared to lead those in your community to a more profound place of enlightenment. This month, you’ll attract powerful help from the Universe if you take (for you) the unusual path of being low-key. This unusual path will help you listen to Source and understand your world more comprehensively as you “walk a mile in other’s moccasins.”

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) You, The Chariot, and The World are all sharing in a life changing set of adventures this month. The successes you each achieve will pay off for many months to come. Fortunately, the forces of the Universe are working with you, so go for what you want. Help from unexpected sources will assist you– remember to call on it and of course, express gratitude.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Your natural empathy is getting a boost from the world’s need to balance itself and re-establish compassionate order. Use the passion of these tumultuous times as you heed the call. Your ability to productively act in the moment is real and powerful. Pay attention to your intuition and move decisively.  

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) People notice you and many of them are looking to you for leadership. Your charisma is at an all-time high and, properly used, can attract life-changing energy and powerful help. It’s a big responsibility, and the Universe is standing by to assist you. Remember to express gratitude for your gifts and opportunities.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) What others (or even you) may see as flightiness is really you giving creative energy to the possibilities that are available to you now. Ignore the judgements of others. Be true to yourself and your dreams. After all, every modern advancement came about because someone refused to “be serious.” You’re receiving massive downloads of information– please keep good notes. Help will come from unexpected sources.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) You, The Chariot, and The Hermit are pooling your energy and resources and amazing things are happening! You’re feeling more sure of yourself and trusting your connection to source. The learning process has been intense, and you’ve taken the opportunity to grow and step into your own power. The wisdom and balance that eluded you in the past are yours now. You’re being guided by Providence and gifted with trust, faith, and belief in the miracles of life.       

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Uranus is your ruling planet and it’s brought you into a powerful alliance with The Empress. Your message is similar to hers– brilliance, intuition, and manifestation are your new allies at this time. The best way to allow them to help you is to be open, aware, and flexible in your encounters in the world. Even in the unexpected, there is a pattern to everything and the natural connections will amaze you. The change that occurs within you will set you on a more liberating course.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) This is a time of opportunity. The luck and assistance you’ve been hoping for have arrived. Your transformation from the caterpillar to the butterfly is almost complete. Be aware of all of the possibilities that are presenting themselves to you and commit to taking advantage of them. You’re meeting all kinds of “helpful” people now. They want to aid you, so by all means, do enlist them to help you make your dreams come true.

October 2020 Tarotscope

It’s October and this month begins and ends with a Full Moon! The energy and events happening between those two Full Moons are intense, powerful, and transformational. What you do and how you do it matters. We must continue to “Get in the way” of the evil in the world.

So, I repeat, if you’ve signed petitions or shared on social media– great! The change we need will take more than that, though. Are you willing to make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, show up and be counted, VOTE? Because that’s what it’s going to take. The Universe is willing to help us. Are we willing to join with it and help ourselves?

Yes, we’re still dealing with powerful forces outside of our control, but the tide is turning and we must use it to our advantage. We must choose to be what we were created to be– warriors who think, act, care for, and promote what’s most beneficial for ourselves, life, and our world. John Lewis said it well, “I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, or hateful. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.”  The hour is at hand…

And—it’s that time again—Mercury retrograde!  From October 13th to November 3rd, Mercury will be retrograde. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation, and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, please 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 introspection and research, 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.

For all of us:

“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.”
Anthon St. Maarten

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress

 “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) Saturn, the great disciplinarian, is now in charge of your affairs. Comply with it. Although this isn’t the most comfortable time for you, it can be the most rewarding as it helps you break free of negative people, circumstances, and belief systems. As you experience this freedom, you’ll also experience a greater sense of power, security, and inner peace.

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) As wild and wacky as these times are for you, it’s also a time of great wisdom and opportunity, which you’ll never see unless you stop trying to control the message and the outcome. Get out of your head and let your keen insight lead you. Instead of trying to analyze the situations you’re encountering, let your intuition to guide you to new, profitable discoveries.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) You’re extremely charismatic now and good fortune is drawn to you now, so please don’t hide your intense, powerful, seductive light under a basket. People want what you have to offer. Make sure you and your offerings are on display.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) The last few years have presented you with a lot of changes and things have often seemed out of control. That period is ending, so use your new found freedom to steer your course to the people and circumstances that resonate with your wisdom and deep insight. Please remember to express gratitude.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) New frontiers await you. Those new frontiers aren’t the vast and arid lands of far-away places; they’re the definite, inner planes of spiritual maturity and inner wisdom. It’s time for you to put foundations under your new discoveries and share them with others. You’ve begun a time of creating your defining legacy—let the moment and all it brings—assist you.

 THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Ready to get started? You’ll still have to wait a few more weeks before you get the ‘all clear’ from the Universe that will allow you to powerfully move forward with your plans and goals—Mars and Mercury are retrograde, after all. Do slow your outward activities and spend the next few weeks in deep introspection. Be willing to play the long game and contemplate the possibilities. You’ll discover a new “tribe” just waiting to join you.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Mercury is going retrograde and for part of that time, it’ll be in your sign. During this retrograde period, don’t try to control the outcomes—simply observe the processes—yours, other’s, and the Universe’s. Everything’s going to work out and the answers to your questions will come to you in the most graceful manner. Be open to receive and accept the wisdom and gifts that will be presented to you. As you do so, you’ll begin to appreciate the reasons for your journey.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Luck, blessings, maturity, and bounty—how can it get any better than this!? Your good fortune continues and as long as you use your opportunities wisely, your good fortune will provide the seeds that will help you yield a wealthy harvest in the near future.  Be willing to win and allow things to unfold for you. Remember to express gratitude for all of the wisdom and gifts that come your way.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) That sound you hear is the sound of a powerful new energy bringing outrageous fortune your way. What was once impossible for you to attain is at last within sight. Sort through the old material, emotional, personal beliefs, relationships, and motivations of the past and keep only that which reflects your new value. Work diligently and appreciate your new-found clarity–you’ll love the results!

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Your ruler Saturn, the great taskmaster, is still in your sign and will be for the rest of the year. This month, however, Saturn is influenced by the powerful allies, luck, maturity, and profit. This is an idea whose time has come. Remember to ask for what you want, accept that you deserve it, and enjoy the results. A new professional opportunity will present itself to you. Be mindful of what you’ve learned and handle it wisely.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) The answers to the questions you pose are the most important components of the new foundations you’re building to support the manifestation of your dreams. As you create your new supportive building blocks, you’ll also discover and appreciate the reasons for your journey. In doing so, you’ll realize that you’ve also attained one of humankind’s most sought after treasures—wisdom.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) At last! Your patience (sometimes involuntary) is beginning to pay off. Opportunities are manifesting and you no longer need to concern yourself with the “what if’s” that you encountered in the past. As each opportunity presents itself to you, you’ll become aware of the helpful people and circumstances you need to make your dreams a reality. Remember that you’re in the right place at the right time with the right people.

September 2020 Tarotscope

It’s September and “the hour is upon us.” That phrase is defined thusly: The situation has reached a point where there is no turning back– we must deal with it accordingly!

September, like August, is starting out with a dynamic full moon on the 2nd! This month is a harvest month; it’s time to take a good look at the crop you’ve been growing all year and determine if you’re satisfied with the results. If you are, then admire and enjoy the fruits of your labors. If you aren’t satisfied, now’s the time to make the important changes that will yield the “crop” that reflects and nurtures you.

As you know, John Lewis, a great warrior who dedicated his life to making sure that we all have a better quality of life, died a few weeks ago.

He encouraged us to “Get in the way” of the evil in the world– to block it with our hearts, minds, and bodies. His instructions to us, “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America,” bear memorizing, repeating, and obeying. His admonition was never more true than it is today.

So, I repeat, if you’ve signed petitions or shared on social media– great! The change we need will take more than that, though. Are you willing to make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, show up and be counted, VOTE? Because that’s what it’s going to take. The Universe is willing to help us. Are we willing to join with it and help ourselves?

Yes, we’re still dealing with powerful forces outside of our control, but the tide is turning and we must use it to our advantage. We must choose to be what we were created to be– warriors who think, act, care for, and promote what’s most beneficial for ourselves, life, and our world. Another John Lewis quote, “I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, or hateful. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.”

 The hour is at hand…

 Your message as you move through this period of assessment comes in the form of a quote or affirmation. Write or print it out, memorize it, put it on your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, and/or the dashboard of your car. Be conscious of and contemplate its message and meaning to you at this very pivotal time of the year.

 

For all of us:

“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.”
Anthon St. Maarten

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress

 “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)  “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” “Tap into your particular genius. Albert Einstein

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Be willing to be right and be willing to be wrong if you want to create something new.” Sheilaa Hite

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “How you think determines how you handle things, including stress. Thus, how you think determines how healthy you are. So, it’s really up to you.” Aram Rasa Taghavi

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20)  “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr, Embrace the things you cannot change, and turn them into opportunities. 

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22)  “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” Henry van Dyke

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Love is necessary for a healthy life. It’s as essential as food and water; practice daily loving everyone around you.” Aram Rasa Taghavi

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” A.A. Milne, “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” Bill Waterson. “There is great benefit in just being!”

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time — help someone else.” Chinese proverb

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters — 204 if you’re in Japan.” Claire Cook, “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” Voltaire

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19)  “The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is if we change. The only way we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is if we throw ourselves into the open.” C. Joybell

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured… Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.” Susan Cain

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you’ll ever know.” A.A. Milne

August 2020 Tarotscope

August is starting out with a dynamic full moon on the 3rd! This month is a heart-centered month; it holds a lot of power if we come from our commitment to a better life and push on to the completion of our goals.

A great warrior who dedicated his life to that better life, John Lewis, just died. He wrote his own eulogy and through it, he encourages us to continue the work for a more just world.

John Lewis encouraged us to “Get in the way” of the evil in the world– to block it with our hearts, minds, and bodies. His instructions to us, “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America,” bear memorizing, repeating, and obeying.

So, I repeat, if you’ve signed petitions or shared on social media– great! The change we need will take more than that, though. Are you willing to make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, show up and be counted, VOTE? Because that’s what it’s going to take. The Universe is willing to help us. Are we willing to join with it and help ourselves?

Yes, we’re still dealing with powerful forces outside of our control, but the tide is turning and we must use it to our advantage. We must choose to be what we were created to be– warriors who think, act, care for, and promote what’s most beneficial for ourselves, life, and our world. Another John Lewis quote, “I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, or hateful. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.”

 

For all of us:

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”  Edmund Burke

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.”  Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress

“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) A great opportunity is available to you. Don’t let the magnitude of it overwhelm you. Trust that the Universe has your back and put your plans into action. Align yourself with your Higher Power, ask for courage, and follow instructions. The help you receive from unexpected sources will enrich and encourage you. You’ll love the results!

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) After a lot of planning and intense work, things are finally taking shape, so please take a time out to congratulate yourself on a job well done. Your goal is just within reach– continue to let your intuition guide your actions and you’ll have something satisfying to celebrate.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) You’ve heard the old poker expression, “Play your cards close to your vest”, haven’t you? It means, keep your own council because now is not the time for sharing your truth or asking for advice. Remember that your intuition and your intellect are the partners you need to make the decisions you’re faced with at this time. All of this secrecy and trust in your intuition will help you win the game.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Assess your current situation with compassionate self-honesty. Though it’s not always comfortable, the truth you encounter and consciously acknowledge will be the foundation for the next phase of your life. You’re creating the path to a great deal of personal satisfaction and material success and a new person will assist you in achieving your goals.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) The efforts of the last few months are beginning to show fruit. Your momentum is strong, so take advantage of it as you keep your focus on how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved. The next few months are important to your progress. Please remember to follow your intuition and pay attention to the signs that call attention to themselves.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Know what the biggest ally to success is? Self-confidence! It’s so important and it’s the key to getting what you want. Rely on yourself to find it, nurture it, and use it. No one else can give it to you. If you rely on others to tell you what you’re worth, you’ll be short changed every time. Dare to ask for what you want and dare to allow yourself to accept it.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) That beat you’re tapping your foot to is the rhythm of your own heart and spirit and it’s time to start dancing to your own music! You’re at last getting that your desire and ability to express yourself are healthy and natural. Whether your interests are in actually dancing or other adventurous or creative pursuits, please go for it with everything you are!  Unexpected help will show up for you and help you on your journey.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Approach the beginning of this important new cycle in your life with gratitude as well as a renewed commitment to win your prize. You’ll profit from the insights you gain about your mission in life and the people and circumstances assisting you. “Keep on keepin’ on” and you’ll notice that your ideas are worth a lot now and with proper planning and the appropriate actions of focus, faith, and follow-through, the bounty will roll in!

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) The difference between willingness and willfulness? Willingness flows and is contagious– use it and the world happily goes along with you; willfulness is like rust on a spigot, it makes progress difficult and nothing and no one easily flows with you. Choose willingness as your partner as you decisively take the helm of your life and steer it in a positive direction.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) You’re very tuned in to profound wisdom right now. Pay attention to what the Universe has to say to you and speak your truth. This won’t always be easy, but please don’t allow yourself to disregard your powerful grasp of the situations around you. The information is a gift from a Higher Source and is accompanied by an influential “helping hand” that will assist you in turning your hopes into reality.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) That restlessness you’re feeling comes from experiencing a form of boredom that signals that you’ve outgrown your old way of being. You, your perspective, and your needs have shifted. Step back from your day-to-day thought processes and let your mind free associate for a while– another name for this exercise is daydreaming. The relaxing benefits of this time-out are infinite. As you do so, you’ll become aware of a more effortless way to achieve what you want.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) You and THE EMPRESS are closely aligned. During this  very lucky and powerful time,  expand your viewpoint and your way of thinking and just watch the bounty roll in! All manner of unforeseen people and events will appear in your life to lend a helping hand. You’ll be offered an opportunity to expand your horizons– do consider taking it.

 

 

July 2020 Tarotscope

We are a simple species who too often insist on making things complicated.

Treat others the way you want to be treated.“Love one another as I have loved you.” “We all do better when we work together.”  “What goes around, comes around.”

You see, the rules are clearly stated. And, for extra incentive, the most obvious advantage to following them is rooted in self-interest!

Currently, there’s a strong wave of awareness and activism motivated by most, if not all, of the above quotes. Good, because that’s what it’s going to take to save us now. I’m again reminded of Edmund Burke’s quote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” I’m glad that so many good people are finally willing to do something about the evil that has been draining the life out of our existence. It’s a good start and we can use a few more.

So– are you willing to do what it takes to boost your level of self-interested harmony? In addition to signing petitions, putting your body where your convictions are is the next great step. Show up and make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, make sure your voice is heard, and please for the love of everything that’s holy– VOTE and encourage others to vote, too!

Margaret Mead said it best– “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

This month’s message comes in the form of a song. Some of the songs will have a special meaning for you and some of them are here just for the joy of it. I encourage you to listen to your song and any others that call out to you.

 

For all of us:

Something Beautiful Remains – Tina Turner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kaOLKEAVLo

 and

 Love’s in need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZditPOzJnM

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) How Can It be Forbidden If It’s Love – 3rd World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy4ut4S4Ap0

 

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) A Change is Gonna ComeSam Cooke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEBlaMOmKV4

 

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Celebrate Me Home – Kenny Loggins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVbPgBGv2to

 

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Why I Sing The Blues – B.B. King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWGfX3U8tUM

 

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Who Will Buy? – Aaron Neville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuqG2gnr4xA

 

The Hermit (August 23 – September 22) Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3UJxD2za1Y

 

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Standing Knee Deep in a River and Dying of Thirst – Kathy Mattea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWyFW1siCwQ

 

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Take it to the Limit – The Eagles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJkW0Clsvrk

 

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) You May Be Right – Billy Joel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilsv0C1-aBw

 

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Nature Boy – Nat King Cole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0XJCJ1Srw

 

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Painted On Canvas – Contra Costa Singers, Stephanie Austin Letson, Director

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRm-YAaF9bI

 

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Hallelujah – K.D. Lang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_NpxTWbovE

June 2020 Tarotscope

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” This 18th century quote by Edmund Burke is as true today as it was then. This month is a game changer. What are you willing to commit to?

If you’ve signed petitions or shared on social media– great! The change we need will take more than that, though. Are you willing to make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, show up and be counted, VOTE? Because that’s what it’s going to take. The Universe is willing to help us. Are we willing to join with it and help ourselves?

Yes, we’re still dealing with powerful forces outside of our control, but the tide is turning and we must use it to our advantage. We must choose to be what we were created to be– warriors who think, act, care for, and promote what’s most beneficial for ourselves, life, and our world. Another Edmund Burke quote: “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”

For all of us: 

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”  Edmund Burke

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.”  Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress

“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) This is a very interesting and important time for you. Your personal mission now is to surrender to the process of transformation. As strange as it may seem, there is great stability in transformation. Consciously choose to add your energy to the process and consciously grow into the new phase of your life.

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Your ruling planet, Venus, will be retrograde until June 25th. This is a great time for you to examine your personal and societal values. For the next four months, whatever plans, dreams, and schemes you’ve got have a special added depth. Open yourself up to more than just making do and be willing to step outside of the “box” and Go for it!      

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Life is full of surprises. You’re transforming in ways that will amaze you. With the Moon’s North Node in your sign, don’t be afraid to step up to the plate. Life is throwing you a lot of fast balls—just keep your eyes open and swing at them with all you’ve got. You’re building vital new muscles of confidence and new strengths of will with each swing!

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) The ability to see and experience life differently is one of the greatest gifts of all. As you connect with your conscious awareness and it continues to grow, you’ll greatly enhance the qualities of your life. The Universe is encouraging you to use your natural gifts of ingenuity, insight, and intuition with a sense of grace, wonder, and joy.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) What are you passionate about? Only you can answer that question. What are you willing to do to make it happen? Only you can make that commitment. Your mantra comes in the form of this paraphrased old aphorism—“Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) If you’re feeling frustrated or worried about the way events are unfolding now, try to take the current pace in stride and not “act out”. Everything is really open to you and consistency is your best ally. You don’t have to try to “push the river”—you can redirect it with your intention and your willingness to believe in what skeptics call the impossible. Although it’ll take some practice, you’ll love the results!

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Your engines are revving now more than ever—you’re needing more and different stimulus. Honor that call for independence by making plans to involve yourself in new adventures with new people. You’re highly creative and naturally curious now. This enables you to tap into the rich legacy of all of the great explorers and inventors. As you do so, you’ll notice that you’re making life-changing differences that will enhance your life and the lives of those around you.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) The essential you and the ways of the Universe are mysterious, indeed. In ways that you can’t fathom, you’re connected to a higher information source than most of us. Your pronounced visionary qualities are at work and some profound truths are being revealed to you. You’re being prepared to receive previously unknown data—pay attention to what comes up for you and consider it with an expansive viewpoint.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) You’re an old soul and wise beyond your years. Although things may seem to be a bit difficult lately, these hard times are actually the building blocks to a more solid and profitable future. Observe, study, and sort through the experiences and encounters that elicit the greatest emotion from you. By so doing, you’ll assist the Universal as it places you in alignment with the good fortune that’s coming your way.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) To paraphrase William Shakespeare—“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” Imagine that Shakespeare is now your guardian angel and is encouraging you to channel your creative energy by writing a short play about something you want to make happen and then acting it out. As flight of fancy as this may seem, it actually works—the Universe begins to acknowledge you and the validity of your “play” by setting into motion the events that will bring it to fulfillment.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) You’re brilliant! All of your power and magic have risen to the surface (your consciousness) and are waiting for you to guide them in a positive direction. Choose wisely and choose well—the results of your decisions will enjoy a long life. Although you seek counsel, carefully weigh the advice you receive from a trusted source—no matter how good it seems to be. Discernment will help keep you on your path as you determine what’s beneficial to you and your cause.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “Be serious; grow up; stop being silly!” How many times did someone ever say that to you? How often did you say that to yourself?  Seriousness is a great quality and should be developed and encouraged. And so is frivolity—please give yourself permission to allow that natural part of yourself to develop and grow. You’ll be happier and the things you think you have to effort for will begin to fall into place.

April 2020 Tarotscope

April 2020 is here and of all of the scenarios we could’ve envisioned for today, our current set of circumstances probably isn’t one of them.

Much of our perceived personal power has been reduced by having to deal with circumstances outside of our immediate control. Our goals for our lives have become very simple and the rules and means for achieving those goals are also most basic. What we have any real power or control over is HOW we operate as individuals and as a society during these intensely transformational times.

This crisis won’t last forever. We can be mindful of our circumstances during these perilous times and use our personal power to focus our energy on what IS working and what we can do to perpetuate that truth. OR we can give in to our baser instincts of panic and fear and allow outside energy to negatively influence and control us.

Those of you who know me already know which option I’ve chosen. If ever there was a “lemons to lemonade” opportunity, this is it! You can choose to be a sheep and be led astray by those who don’t have your best interest at heart or you can choose to be what you were created to be– a warrior who thinks, acts, cares for, and promotes what’s most beneficial for yourself, life, and your community. Carpe vitae– seize life!

For all of us:

“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 dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress

  

“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) You’re intelligent, innovative, intuitive. And you’re a force to be reckoned with, especially for the next six weeks. Whatever issues or problems you approach with strategy, diplomacy, and boldness will respond favorably to you. As a powerful manifestor– you’ll be able to attract the circumstances and the help you need in order to produce the results you want.

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) The wildly vacillating events of these chaotic times can have you going from one extreme to the other. This is upsetting a lot of people, but it’s especially upsetting to you because you feel most comfortable with a middle of the road approach to life. It’s time to learn and operate from a different perspective, though– one of activating and following the directions of your innate and spot on intuition. Things are different now and physically or mentally or emotionally clutching at neutrality will only destabilize you. Take deep breaths, trust that you’ll be fine, and listen to the Universe as it guides you in navigating your new course.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) This is a potentially magical time for you and there are so many blessings around you now. Relax that analytic mind of yours and don’t waste energy or opportunities trying to figure out how magic and blessings work. Just accept that they do, and in this receptive space you’ll recognize the people and circumstances that will help you achieve great and small victories.                                   

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) You’re taking one of life’s refresher courses right now, so if things seem a little unpredictable and slightly out of focus, don’t worry– it means you’re on the right track. You really are in the right place doing the right thing at the right time. Everything will begin to come clear and during the next two months, you’ll understand the purpose of what you’ve been going through. Be gentle and patient with yourself and the process and don’t resist the flow. There really is a happy ending to this chapter.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Want to feel powerful, empowered, and deeply connected to the Divine? Then these words are your new mantra– “I don’t know.” This is a time for you to just let go and feel the truth, not “figure things out”. This empowering expression of openness and trust increases the depth of your own innate wisdom and connection to Source. You no longer have to feel as though you need to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders to prove your value. Your presence declares your worth.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your message is similar to THE LOVERS. Doing “less” will actually produce “more” for you. Please give yourself permission to relax that analytic mind of yours and allow the Universe to deliver what you need in order to make your dreams come true.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) As the new season of spring, aka, POSSIBILITY, is upon us, it’s time for a meaningful meeting. Who is your historical role model– that person from history you’d love to meet and have a deep conversation with over tea or coffee? Sit quietly and imagine that you and your role model are doing just that– sharing space and wisdom together. Aside from this being a fun exercise, you’ll discover that you can tap into and use the infinite wisdom that your role model symbolizes for you. So go ahead, give yourself the gift of entering into this new era open to the wisdom and power that’s being offered to you.  

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) The times are a’ changin’ and so must you. Your old mask of self-sufficiency and control is slipping. The mask not only kept others from seeing your vulnerability, it kept YOU from seeing and honoring it, too. It’s time to let go of the mask and embrace your true self. Acknowledge and consciously experience your vulnerable side. It’s a powerful, beautiful aspect of yourself that will benefit and strengthen you. You’ll love the results.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21)   This is a powerful time for you and it’s important that you come to terms with the natural balance of the Universe and your place in it. Every action attracts a reaction of equal power and when you allow yourself to truly appreciate and value yourself and your experiences, you’ll find that the Universe truly appreciates and values you, too. As you do so, you’ll be rewarded spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19)  As the fast paced, life-altering course entitled, “The Fine Art of Acknowledging and Owning Your Greatness” continues, it’s taking some unexpected turns. What were previously thought to be “yes’s” are looking a lot like “no’s.” Most of the time, don’t you hate hearing the word, “no”? It’s sometimes part of the curriculum, though. During these difficult times, I urge you to remember the wisdom of Errol Van Mannen– “God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials.”

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19)  Sometimes, when you feel insecure, your first reaction is to build a wall and retreat behind it. This is not the time for that defensive strategy. Patiently sit with the discomfort of insecurity and go within and ask yourself what this feeling is really about. You’ll be amazed at the answers you receive and you’ll be delighted at the new sense of power and freedom you’ll experience as you begin to unburden yourself of “old baggage.”

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) You’re especially tuned in now and it’s very important that you listen to your strong connection to Divine Source. You’ll discover that you’re privy to some extraordinary information that will enhance your understanding of your journey. With that understanding comes the liberating shedding of lifetimes of guilt and doubt. Be gentle, kind, and generous with yourself– you deserve it.

March 2020 Tarotscope

It’s March, the month that signals the end of winter and the beginning of spring. What old things, people, beliefs, and habits do you need to shed in preparation for a brand new seasonal year? What newness do you need to be prepared to examine and accept? This is an auspicious time to set off on a new adventure. Remember Goethe’s great advice, “Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.

Mercury, the planet that rules plans, ideas, communications, and roadways is still Retrograde until March 9th. This Retrograde has been so gnarly, I’ve taken to calling it “Mercury Tirade.” Whenever Mercury is Retrograde, we all get a chance for “do overs”, whether we want them or not. Delays, cancellations, and misconceptions run rampant during this time. Buying big, expensive or motorized items, such as houses, cars, computers, or tools is not a good idea. Try to avoid having medical procedures and signing contracts, too. It isn’t all bad news, though. Rethinking, researching, and re-evaluating on both the inner and outer levels are a great way to use this time. Then, when Mercury does go direct on the 9th, you can move forward with confidence.

For all of us:

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress

& 

“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

&

“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) Mars, the planet of decisive action, is in its best sign now and it’s important that you use your highly creative imagination in a structured way. Your current ideas are golden. In order for you to mine them for all they’re worth and “strike it rich”, you’ll need to use order, foundation, and structure as you implement your ideas for lasting success. You’ll attract support from previously unresponsive sources as you direct your energy toward the achievement of your goals.

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) By now you’re beginning to feel the effects of the planet of brilliance, chaos, divine insight, and unpredictability, Uranus, which has been in your sign for the past year. Uranus is presenting you with an opportunity (read “mandate”) to step out of the box and redefine yourself by examining your ideas of security, value, and self-worth. Though not the most comfortable time, this is one of the most enriching and empowering times of a lifetime. Surrender to inevitable and enjoy the ride!

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Care, especially self-care, is on the agenda now. Do those you care about, take you and your feelings into consideration?  Do those you care for, interact with you both passionately and compassionately? The beauty and value of consideration and compassion are priceless– make sure you’re on the receiving end, too. Your biggest challenge will be to examine and re-evaluate your relationship with yourself. This will lead to more open, honest and rewarding relationships with everyone else.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Are you waiting for the other shoe to drop because almost everywhere you look, intense changes are occurring? Are you wondering when it’ll be your turn?  Well– not only will it not be your turn to “suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”, this is a time of embracing your personal power and creating the life you want. This is a fortunate time for you and metaphorically speaking, you’re barefoot on a sunny beach in the tropics, so no shoes will be dropping for or on you. Accept your good fortune, enjoy the life you’re creating, and be in gratitude.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Place yourself at the center of your life and re-examine, re-evaluate and re-determine what is of value to you and your world. During this time of self-examination and transformation, you’ll discover how to best use your gifts as you come to terms with just how important you really are. New options will present themselves to you, so take some of that great advice and encouragement you give it to yourself.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) You keenly feel the effects of all of the changes in the air and want to work hard at getting yourself and them under control. That won’t work this time.  What you need now is TRUST and PATIENCE, They’ll bring the re-assurance you need. And do not jump to conclusions or act on assumptions. Things are not what they seem– they’re actually better than they initially appear. A lot of great things are coming your way, but not in the way you’re used to or expect. Your mission– simply breathe and go with the flow.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) This is a great time to nurture yourself. The choices and decisions you need to make can wait until you’ve checked in with your inner self. The world will wait, please remove the burdens of it from your shoulders. Everything is in the process of sorting itself out. Use the Zen approach to life and watch life unfold just as it should right before your eyes. Be like Alfred E. Neuman.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) With your innate ability to see more deeply than others, life will never be dull. That tangible security you’re seeking can only be found by exploring intangible paths. It’s adventure time for you, so throw the dart at the map and go where it lands. You’re a natural detective and you’ll discover the people and circumstances you need to assist you on this adventure to uncover your greatness. Yes, there will be bumps and scrapes along the way– all worthwhile quests encounter them. Your terrestrial and celestial guides will protect you.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) You are a visionary with an ability to see as far into the future as you can see into the past. It’s time for you to listen to your intuition and venture forth into the world in order to co-create the experiences that await you. Your great gift is never really forgetting the value of a powerful experience. Use this gift with your charisma and allow the new people who enter your life to assist you in making your dreams come true.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19)  You’re in the midst of a major transformational shift that will permanently alter the way you think, feel, and act. You’re naturally brilliant– you take for granted your gifts, skills, and attributes that so deeply effect and amaze everyone else. The Universe, though, is taking steps to correct that oversight and has enrolled you in a fast paced life-altering course entitled, “The Fine Art of Acknowledging and Owning Your Greatness.” Your lessons may seem a bit daunting at first, but you’ll get the hang of them and embrace yourself as the Master you were created to be.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) So many phenomenal opportunities are presenting themselves to you! You’ve earned this time and attention from the Universe, so please open yourself up to accepting the new. Your charisma is at an all-time high and you’re going to look good to a lot of people. Your responsibility here is to have a great time and be careful about who and what you allow into your energy field. The choices you make and the balance you create from those choices will automatically create the perfect environment for your new way of showing up in the world..

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Ah– self-expression! You’re a master at it. You do need to understand that everyone doesn’t have the ability to see and feel as you do, though. The Universe is teaching you to be more faithful to your hopes, wishes, and dreams of the past as well as those of the present and future. This is a good time to review your unfinished projects, complete them, and send them out into the world. You’re already a team player; now it’s time for you to shine as a solo artist.