This week, as you continue working towards your goals or finding solutions to problems, be aware that there could be a “thief” in your midst. The Seven of Swords indicates deception and betrayal – someone is trying to steal from you, even if it is something non-tangible, like your peace of mind or happiness.
I must admit that, when I pulled this card, I felt like the conflict with which I’m dealing, where several people are doing their best to bring me down, negatively influenced the reading for all of you in the 9 Elephants tribe. However, before I pull a card, I meditate and ask that a card be shown that will provide wisdom and advice for all who read this blog. So, perhaps this next week is one in which we must all be truly cautious.
Even if others are trying to harm you, because the Seven of Swords represents dealings in deception, those who are engaged in harmful activities towards you will, most likely, be found out. But, this doesn’t mean you won’t have to deal with some nastiness, in the interim. Stay strong, avoid conflict, but, if you must speak up, do so. All is not lost, except for the sleep you lose, due to worrying. Read more
We continue moving forward this week, with the Knight of Pentacles. The Knight of Wands has had you moving toward your goals and overcoming obstacles for the past couple of weeks. This week, the Knight of Pentacles lets you take smaller steps. This guy knows that you might be tired and overworked and he’s here to let you know that slow and steady will still get you where you need to go.
All pentacle cards represent the final act of manifestation. So, with the Knight of Pentacles appearing this week, it’s possible that you’re closer than ever to realizing some of your dreams. You probably just need to take a few final steps. Also, if you have a hunch about something, work with that hunch. Again, this week, it’s all about taking smaller steps, thinking twice about each action, and doing only what feels right.
The Knight of Pentacles is very, very dependable, so emulate this knight and be dependable this week, too. I know that many of you are already very dependable, but maybe this week, let yourself be just that much more dependable. Let those who might need your help know that you’re there for them. But, more importantly, be there for yourself. Figure out what has to be done this week and do it, but don’t push yourself too hard. Read more
This week’s card is the Knight of Wands, which represents a journey. Given last week’s card, the journey indicated by the Knight of Wands is essentially a continuation of dealing with and overcoming the obstacles currently taking up unnecessary space in your Life.
It’s likely that many of you have not yet completely conquered the problems you were tackling last week, whether it’s a health problem, a tiresome work situation, or something connected to your personal life. This is understandable – after all, you can only accomplish so much in a week, right? I know that, personally, I seem to be stuck in the middle of a non-stop vortex of problems that seem impossible to resolve, but I continue to work toward a satisfactory ending. Despite any frustration you might feel, continue to work towards a positive resolution.
Be aware that when you have yet to accomplish something, you could get frustrated. Yet, frustration will most likely only lead to your taking actions that could be foolish. Therefore, while journeying with the energy of the Knight of Wands, be conscious of maintaining a rational mindset and don’t become impatient. Read more
Did everyone get a lot of rest last week? I know one person who got none, so I certainly hope that the rest of you found some relaxing down time. My week was so insanely busy, that my daughter co-authored this blog, giving me time last night, to lie down for an hour or so. Does that count as rest or utter collapse?
However, now that you’ve reveled in a much-deserved break, it’s time to get back to work, tackling situations that might have become roadblocks in your life. Luckily for all of us, this week’s card - the Six of Wands – indicates that victory can be achieved.
The Six of Wands represents overcoming obstacles to positive ends. Whatever challenges Life has currently thrown your way – whether in the realm of work, romance, or even health – this card screams from the sidelines, “You can do it!” The Six of Wands constantly urges you to move forward and take control. Read more
If you have been moving so quickly, that you feel like you’re not going to be able to catch your breath if you don’t take a break, then the Four of Swords gives you permission to rest this week. Some perceive this card as being a negative card, because when it appears, the message is very clear: “No movement is going to occur soon.”
However, while I agree that the Four of Swords does indicate a time when not much will happen – or, at least, change – I think it’s a great card, because it says that it’s okay to just lie down and breathe. Stop worrying about the people at your job who aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing, causing you to work extra hard. Forget about vacuuming. So what if your car needs a good cleaning. After all, one week is not going to make or break much – even on a worldwide level.
Next week, protests will still be occurring. Congress will still be filled with idiots. Dictators will abound. Far too many CEOs will continue stealing. So, your taking a week off to rest and contemplate what you want to do next is more than allowed. In fact, it’s a must! Read more
For this week’s reading, I pulled my personal indicator card, the Queen of Cups. This means, that all week, you have to do whatever I say. Kidding! Seriously, the Queen of Cups is all about nurturing, while working from a deep, constant intuitive place.
The energy of the Queen of Cups is very gentle. So, this week, in addition to nurturing whatever you think needs your attention – be it a person, your work, or a creative project – be sure to be kind to yourself, as well.
The Queen of Cups is quite emotional. She feels other peoples’ pain and rejoices in their accomplishments. She will cry when she hears of strangers’ tragedies and she’ll rejoice when someone on the other side of the world triumphs. The Queen of Cups does not have to know you personally to be in your corner. Read more
This week, the Queen of Pentacles asks you to take a break from all the hard work you put in last week and devote your energy to those you call family. This might be the family into which you were born or the family you created through marriage/partnership and births/adoptions. Or, those you call family could be close friends. It might be that your family is a combination of relatives and friends.
Perhaps you attend a church and you consider this group family. Maybe you’re part of a creative group or a sports group and the other artists and athletes are a part of your family. And, of course, any pets that you have are also family. So, this week, set aside some time and dote on everyone that you deem family.
Maybe your wife or girlfriend has been working a lot of overtime and has been coming home just a little exhausted. Surprise her with a nice dinner or a luxurious bath. Perhaps one of your kids has been working very hard to get a good grade in a class in which she or he struggles. Recognize this hard work by doing something special for your child. Read more
So, how’s everyone’s first month of 2011 been? Are you finding that you’re dealing with a lot of change energy, as discussed in my 2011 Tarot Insight reading? With one exception, everyone with whom I’ve spoken has told me that this month has been hellacious. I can attest to being in total agreement. However, I can’t say that I’m surprised, because I felt like the first three months of this new year were going to find a lot of us dealing with multiple issues, many of which are not even of our own making.
The good news is that this week, we’ll be working with the energy of the Two of Wands. This is a great card, because not only does it remind you that the future can be different from the present, but it nudges you to take action that will bring in the desired future.
The Two of Wands encourages you to realize your personal influence over situations. This is not to say that you can control every situation, but if you work with this card’s energy, then you’ll be cognizant of what you can influence (for the better) and you’ll recognize people and situations over which you have no control. This recognition helps you focus only on the tasks and issues that you can influence. Read more
Happy 2011, everyone! In Chinese astrology, this is the year of the Metal Rabbit, which commences on February 3. The Rabbit signifies the advent of peace, tranquility and diplomacy. However, the Metal element adds a touch of a competitive, aggressive, cold, and sometimes, insensitive energy. This means that those of you who are working to manifest peace, tranquility, and diplomacy will find that you will still be dealing with those who are content to work in a less-enlightened way. Therefore, while many of you will be working to build a better world, you’ll still find yourself dealing with some tough people and living through some not-so-fun times.
Because you will most likely be dealing with some tough characters in 2011, do your best to negotiate with tough people and through rough times, if you are unable to avoid these types of people and circumstances. Trying to force an issue with aggressive people is only a recipe for failure. However, the good news is that the Rabbit is considered to be lucky, and because rabbits are private creatures, who are bit introverted, this means that 2011 will provide an opportunity for you to find a place of quiet and ingest some calm. It also means that, while in your quiet place, you’ll be inspired to take action that will result in some unexpected good fortune.
To gain the greatest benefits from the Year of the Metal Rabbit, focus on home, family, security, diplomacy, and all kinds of relationships, especially those with people that have captured your heart, be it your best friend, your lover/mate, your child(ren), or a pet. Do your best to create a safe, peaceful world for yourself and all of those you’d like to be within your world. Read more
Hi, everyone. Because we're nearing the end of 2010 and find ourselves in a month that always seems to be too busy, I'm posting a reading for the entire month of December. In early January, I'll post a reading for 2011, which will provide the overarching energies that you'll be working with throughout the year. I'll then return to the regular weekly postings, proving insight for each week, which you can use in conjunction with the overall reading for 2011.
For this month, you'll be working with the Knight of Swords, the King of Swords, and The Empress. When I pulled these cards and saw that two Swords appeared, I thought, "How appropriate that two Sword cards would appear as we wrap up a year."
The reason I thought this is because Swords represent cutting through to find the truth, cutting away that which is no longer needed, and taking the action necessary to clear away the clutter so that you can manifest what you need. What better time to do this than just before the beginning of a new year, which brings new possibility. With The Empress representing creation and fertility, you can begin creating what works for you, after you've discarded that which doesn't work.
Last week, you were asked to take a close look at your most intimate relationship and determine how to keep it healthy or take the steps necessary to end it. Over the next two weeks, the Two of Wands and the Queen of Pentacles are going to ask that you continue working on whatever is most important to you. This could find you carrying over your work from last week, or you could work on something instead of a romantic relationship, like your job, a friendship, or a creative endeavor. However, whatever you do, your work on must include interaction with other people.
The Two of Wands and the Queen of Pentacles are two well-matched cards. Both cards represent intelligence and kindness, with both carrying a promise of good things to come. The Two of Wands indicates that this good will be a reward that will result from work that you do with others. The Queen of Pentacles says that this good fortune will most likely be money or some kind of gift that will come to you because of how well you treated people in your immediate world.
The good promised by both the Two of Wands and Queen of Pentacles is infinite; however, this good will probably not be the result of a solitary endeavor. Nothing wrong with working alone, but right now, the Universe is asking that you come out of hiding and be a part of a larger group. Read more
This upcoming week, the Six of Cups asks you to look closely and truthfully at your most intimate relationship. Quite often, this card can indicate a return of a past relationship. If a person from your past shows up and you're in a relationship, then you'll have to do some deep soul searching. However, if your past does not rocket somebody into your Life, then the Six of Cups asks that you review your current relationship and decide what you can do to make sure it's working for both you and your partner. If you are not in a relationship, the Six of Cups heralds great potential for a new partnership, as long as you stay open and don’t let the failure of past relationships blind you to new possibilities.
The Six of Cups nudges you to approach intimate relationships with the open heart of a child. I know that many of you are afraid to do this – afraid that acting in a childlike way could cause you to be naive about a relationship. And while we are all capable of being naive about a relationship and have probably acted just this way at some point, the Six of Cups asks you to not worry about being naïve, but rather, asks that you use the best childlike energies, like that of curiosity and wonder and delight, and apply these to your most intimate relationship. In doing so, you and your partner can learn about each other in a new way, a way that doesn’t try to hide one’s true self, but lets you remain open and trusting, bringing new dimensions and depth into the relationship.
This card also asks you to review your childhood and determine how it might affect your most current adult relationship. If you had a good childhood, then know that you are among a select few that were gifted with beginning years that probably propelled you into a Life that has been, most likely, pretty good. If this is the case, be grateful and show some of this gratefulness to the person closest to you. If you are alone, be grateful for the relationship that you know awaits you. If you had a tough childhood, the Six of Cups, asks you to finish healing whatever wounds remain open and then use what you’ve learned through this healing to better a current relationship or pull in a good one. Read more
I hope everyone took a well-deserved break this past week and had some fun. I will be taking another break during the second week of November to celebrate my birthday. Because of this, I will not be writing a blog entry during that time. Therefore, today's entry will serve for the next two weeks, when you will be working, again, with the Seven of Cups and a new card, The Emperor.
As you know from the reading for the week of 10/3/10, the Seven of Cups is all about keeping your dream (or dreams) alive and taking the action necessary to manifest that dream. Unless your dream, or one of them, manifested during the past three weeks (and if so, congratulations), then the Seven of Cups shows up again to remind you that you have to keep envisioning your dream and following up with the appropriate action to manifest what you want.
The Emperor works well with the Seven of Cups, because The Emperor is Mr. Action. This card advises you to build a strong foundation upon which your dream can reside and then reminds you that you have to have a strong will to make your dream come true. Read more
So, how did everyone do last week with regard to putting in a little effort towards one or more of your dreams? My current Facebook status reads:
Feel like I've been in a boxing match all week. Where are the Epsom salts? Is it too early for wine? Despite this, was pleasantly surprised to be given an achievement trophy for work done on a new product.
I guess I definitely worked the Three of Pentacles energy last week. And surprisingly, I even received an unexpected reward in one area of my Life on which I'm working. Read more
I guess you all must be working to manifest some huge dreams, because the Three of Pentacles shows up this week, to remind you to keep crafting your skills. The Three of Pentacles is also referred to as the Master Craftsman card, but this does not mean that you are yet the master. It means that you are working towards becoming a master.
However, while this card does not indicate that you've mastered a particular craft, it is a very positive card in that it indicates that you not only have the skills inherent to master a craft and manifest a dream, but the Three of Pentacles also represents success through effort. Therefore, you can be assured that your hard work will bring forth the best result possible. Additionally, not only will you realize a dream, but others will applaud, acknowledge, and appreciate the effort behind your achievement.
Know that you are making progress. Your creativity is the energy behind your manifestation prowess. Therefore, whatever you find inspiring this next week, go with it - even if it's something you've not yet experienced before. And know that even as I downloaded that sentence, I'm talking as much to myself as I am to you.