MidFall/Samhain Master List

MidFall/Samhain Tarot Blog Hop Master List

1. Nicole Dauch
2. Chloe
3. Joanna Grant
4. Arwen
5. Katalin Patnaik
6. Ania M
7. Vivianne Kacal
8. Joanne Sprott –
9. Siobhan
10. Joanna Ash
11. Morgan Drake Eckstein
12. Louise Underhill
13. Chloë for Celtic Lenormand
14. Stella Passer
15. Olivia Destrades
16. Karen Sealey
17. Alison Coals
18. Joy Vernon
19. Chelsea Smith
20. Christiana Gaudet

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MidFall/Samhain Tarot Blog Hop

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I am this year’s wrangler for our MidFall/Samhain Tarot Blog Hop. I asked everyone to focus on this topic.

***Commune, Communicate, Commemorate with those who have gone on before us. ***

Samhain Incense 2015
Samhain Incense 2015

It’s Samhain or MidFall. This is the last of the three harvests in the Northern Hemisphere and the advent of Spring in the Southern hemisphere. It is a time that I know as being a thinning of the veil…a time for the honouring of those who have crossed over before us. This will be a hop focused on communing, communicating and commemorating our loved ones.

My offering is this YouTube video that I did this morning. It is an All Hallow’s Eve tradition for me. I cast my circle then did my New Year’s reading using Joanna Powell Colbert’s Elder of Fire spread. All links are in the drop-down box beneath the video. Just click “More”.

Arwen’s Elder of Fire reading.

Now I invite you to hop through to the rest of this Samhain Tarot Blog Hop. If you find a broken link, just go back to the post you came from and click the Master List link to skip that one.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on. Blessed Samhain to you.

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Mabon Hopping: Getting Creative for the Tarot Blog Hop

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Hey y’all. It’s Mabon today. In my tradition that’s the feast of the second harvest. Many of my fellow Wiccans think of it as our time to give thanks for what the year has brought us.

I wanted to do that now. I am in a place of amazing good right now. I have moved to New Mexico to live with my husband. We have a roof, food to feed ourselves and our pets. I have a husband who buys me things like bird feeders from garage sales because he knows how much I love watching the birds.

Right now I can look out my office window to see two house finches and a sparrow on one of those feeders. They are amusing me because they are squabbling over territory. I want to talk to them to remind them that there is food for all here at our home. The birds might not be as amused to find that we call their feeders “bird tv” since the cats love sitting in the windows to watch them.

Our TarotBlogHop wrangler is that lovely Utah harpist and poet, Aisling. Check out her poetry book here or her simply magical harp CD’s here.

She asked us to think about Mabon then create a card that spoke of the season. I was going to do the Empress but the Seven of Pentacles called to me. My card is created in GIMP using a photo I took of my own cherry tomato plant (2011). I reminds me that each blossom and small fruit is a supernova of energy. They represent the work we put in and the reward that will come.

I’d like to invite you to also join me on my YouTube channel where I am offering videos on how to read Tarot intuitively as well as other subjects. I also do deck reviews there. I am covering new decks and old as well.

Happy Mabon, everyone. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

7 of Pentacles, (c) Arwen Lynch
7 of Pentacles, (c) Arwen Lynch [click for larger]

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September 2015 Monthly Forecast

Gaian Tarot Nine of Fire
Gaian Tarot

I’m testing out a new format by putting these up on YouTube so you can see the card your sign gets. Let me know what you think.

A cat, a God & a psychic walk into a bar. Find out what happens for your sign in September. And thanks for sharing!

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The Dark Side Of The Sun: Tarot Blog Hop: Lammas

It’s not that I hate the sun…Joanne’s blog hop theme just made me look at things a bit differently.

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Austin Sun 4

Joanne asks: So, give us your take on the influence of the Sun and/or Mercury in the Tarot or your favorite oracle deck. Pick a specific themed deck or go for one of the basics, talk astrology, or not, your choice. Tell us about a card or a spread that illustrates the properties associated with these celestial objects. There are various possibilities, particularly with Mercury, but there are also deities in different mythologically themed decks besides the Sun card (although you could also go there) that could shed some light on that symbol as well. Do a little research, consult your intuition, and teach us. 😉

First, welcome to our Tarot Blog Hop. If you want to join us, come find us on Facebook. We’d love to have other community-minded bloggers!

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Austin Sun 5

Joanne’s theme was hard for me. I am going to have to confess something here. I am not a Sun lover. I don’t like summer. I rejoice at Litha because the long hot days are going to be over eventually. Mabon is one of my favorite Sabbats because it is the harbinger of fall. I. Do. Not. Like. Hot.

Except in food, that is. Spicy food makes me happy. 😀 Burned flesh does not. I’ve had 2nd degree burns from the sun due to my Casper like coloring. We joke that I have two colors–white and red. Oh and that lovely in-between peel.

Austin Sun 2

So the Sun to me is not always a good thing. In Tarot, it tends to be one of those cards that most see in a very positive light. I’m going to turn that around to discuss the dark side of the Sun. Yes, with a spread. 😀

First a few words about these shots of the sun. I took all of these the last days of July and the first days of August 2015. I shot them with an iPhone 6 using the app Hipstamatic. I’m taking an EXCELLENT eCourse with Mellissae Lucia. You should definitely check it out. So much fun and not a bunch of Fstop this etc. Very intuitive stuff. Nest iPhone Image Adventure starts in September. Don’t worry Android users…Vintage is a very fun app for your phones. Someone in this class is doing it with her Droid. I’ll be in the next class too. Join me.

Austin Sun 3Dark Side Of The Sun

1. Sunburn: What are you overexposed to right now? What do you need to limit in your life?

2. Burnout: What is taking up too much of your energy right now? What do you need to pay attention to as an energy sinkhole?

3. Drought: Where are you not getting enough “juice” in your life? What do you need to get more of in order to thrive?

4. Solar Flares: Who or what seems to be flaming out of control in your world? Can you do anything about it or do you just need to set firmer boundaries?

5. Heat Exhaustion: What are you doing too much of? This is most likely a physical activity. Or it is something you are not doing enough of.

Austin Sun 1

It’s not that I hate the sun. I’m just not its biggest fan. Now hop on to the next blog to see what my neighbor has to say.

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Tarotscopes 7/26-8/1

VintageWisdomOracle_Grace001Welcome to this week’s Tarotscopes. My goal is to help you find your joy and hang on to it. You can transform your existence by bringing joy back in on a regular basis. I’m here to be your joy guide. Remember that this is the last week I will be posting these to Twitter et al. In order to carve out more time for my writing, I will be sending these out via a weekly email. Subscribe here.

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Got fifteen minutes? Ready to carve out a path to joy in your life? Let’s get started today. Set up for your Joy Recalibration session today.

Just when I thought the daily wisdom books were a modern thing, I find that Leo Tolstoy wrote one that he called his greatest work. Have you read it?

Did you know you can hear your full monthly Tarotscope here? Listen to July’s in-depth joy journey. Let me know how I did. August will be out 8/1. There will be a link to it in the weekly Tarotscopes newsletter as well.

CARD OF THE WEEK: [inlinetweet prefix=”CARD OF THE WEEK” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What does “being in grace” mean to you? Is it [/inlinetweet]being able to balance books on your head? I think it is more than physical balance. For me, the act of being graceful is also the act of being gracious. It’s being able to say a kind word to another human even when you are in tremendous pain. It’s being able to reach beyond yourself to see where another person may need you. In a way, it’s about being selfless. I’m not against being selfish. I think there’s a time and place for that. But in today’s pain-filled world, I think of grace as compassion through, or perhaps, in spite of fear. Our card for the week is Grace. How will you seek grace this week? What will you be called to do in the name of grace? Set your goals this week to include time for you and time for others. GRACE (Vintage Wisdom Oracle)

AQUARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”AQUARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What projects do you have going on? Check to see [/inlinetweet]how they are going. This is a good week to revisit your goals. Reassess which ones are working. Some of them may need to be set aside for others. That’s okay. The key is that you are investigating your time investments. Make sure you are checking in with others on joint projects too. This is a time to get serious about what you want the rest of the year to bring you. Home projects will also make themselves known so make time for those as well. And don’t be surprised if a brand-new project surfaces. Mental agility is key this week. FOUR OF AIR

PISCES [inlinetweet prefix=”PISCES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What is calling your heart? Are you resisting for a [/inlinetweet]practical reason or is it simply fear of failing? And how can fear of failing be simple, you ask? It’s simple when you use it as your go-to to stop you from living…from loving. If fear is your first response to something, what is your second response? Sitting back down is not the answer. Getting up is. When your heart is called, you owe it to yourself to answer with passion. Fear? Sure, but that’s only the first thing. It’s the second that’s the real key. So live and love, Pisces. Live and love this week. EXPLORER OF WATER

Gaian Tarot Two of Air
Gaian Tarot

ARIES [inlinetweet prefix=”ARIES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]How much input is too much? How many people are in line [/inlinetweet]to ask things of you? This week may come at you hard and fast with many decisions to make. Some will be easy but don’t gloss over any of them. Take the time to investigate both sides, please. Indulge in your natural curiousity and that sense of fairness you own. Make sure even the “this won’t take long” questions receive your full attention. They come to you because they value your opinion but sometimes it is also because they know you tend to make hasty decisions in their favor. It’s not a good week to put yourself last, Rams. Step up and listen. Make the best decisions for all concerned–especially yourself. TWO OF AIR

TAURUS [inlinetweet prefix=”TAURUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What old sorrows are weighing you down? Why are you [/inlinetweet]still mourning them? Shake it off as the song says. Time to clear out any misunderstandings or hard feelings. Air your grievances in a calm, considered manner. I think you will go further if you air them out in writing so you can reread them before sending. Emotional communication is hard, but it is necessary if you want to release the anchors you’ve tied to your heart and soul. Love will win. Think of this as decluttering of your heart. All those loves lost? Write them letters even if you can’t send them. Release yourself from their grasp so you can soar again. FOUR OF CUPS

GEMINI [inlinetweet prefix=”GEMINI” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What sets you on fire, darling? Note that is not about [/inlinetweet]another person. This is about you. Are you being passionate about living? Are you fully engaged in life? The Two of Fire calls you to get turned on to life on a cellular level. Don’t pussy-foot through this week. Dive in with all you have. Could be an exhausting week if you don’t let that internal flame super-charge you this week. Just not a week to lay back and let life live itself. You are on tap for an energetic POW of a week. Take your vitamins. And don’t be surprised if love gets a little hot this week. Just enjoy that too. TWO OF FIRE

CANCER [inlinetweet prefix=”CANCER” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Could old hurts be holding you back? The biggest concern [/inlinetweet]this week is how much you invest in past emotional yuck. Do you revisit it like touching a paper cut? Ow that hurts. Ow that hurts. Well stop touching it! Who are you letting in that shouldn’t be in the same zip code much less your heart? If you are creating relationships that are destined to be old baggage, why are you wasting your beautiful life? Red flags exist for a reason, my dears. Time to swim away. Seek a distant shore if you must, but stop building connections that aren’t feeding your soul and your heart. EIGHT OF WATER

LEO [inlinetweet prefix=”LEO” tweeter=”@Tarotscopes” suffix=”..more #horoscope”]How does your garden grow, lovely one? This week [/inlinetweet]expect abundance in your world. Open your arms and your heart but especially your mind to the gifts coming your way. Focus on growth but don’t forget to keep weeding your world. Things that prevent your growth? Negativity (yours and theirs). Guilt. Rehashing past events that you can’t change today. Let the abundance coming your way drive out all the rest. As they say, ain’t nobody got time for that. So let “that” be a reference for all the past things that are so so gone. Your week is about your future, not your past. GARDENER (EMPRESS)

Gaian Tarot Sun
Gaian Tarot

VIRGO [inlinetweet prefix=”VIRGO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Are you ready to shine? Be available for the spotlight [/inlinetweet]because it is going to be on you this week. Home and health will be highlighted as you show others how amazing you are. Don’t be surprised if a raise or a promotion pop up. With all this glowing energy around you, random presents may happen as well. Remember to treat your family with honor, love and respect. They are a reflection of what you put in so make it worth the time. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear you say you need a break from all the joy you get this week. It’s going to be all about you, darlings! SUN

LIBRA [inlinetweet prefix=”LIBRA” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What new idea do you need to foster? This is a good [/inlinetweet]question to ask yourself every morning. How do you want your day to go? By setting your intention each morning, you can guide your day. Of course others may try to interfere, but aren’t you the captain of your own ship? Aren’t you in control of your own hula hoop? Stop letting others set your course. Set yourself up for success each day. Then navigate what comes at you knowing you are in charge no matter what. I recommend picking one simple affirmation to say three times morning, noon and night. Let the sacred nine guard you and guide you this week. ACE OF AIR

SCORPIO [inlinetweet prefix=”SCORPIO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Where are you in need of the lesson of generosity? Who [/inlinetweet]needs your help? Whose help do you need? Remember that this is about the exchange of energy. Not in a “I gave you this much so I need this much back” but in a “I’ll do what I can for you knowing that someone else will do what they can for me” way. When you set expectations with your gift, you cheapen that gift. You also set up blocks to what could be coming. Your shoulds prevent the coulds. So open up to all the beauty of the earth. Understand that when you offer a helping hand to someone, someone else is waiting to continue that energy of generosity. Be giving this week. SIX OF EARTH

SAGITTARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”SAGITTARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]How’s your budgeting going? Might be time to [/inlinetweet]take a look at your finances. If you aren’t saving something, you need to get started. Even a dollar a week is better than nothing. I know times are hard but when you set your mind to thinking that, you make it more real than it needs to be. Abundance thinking doesn’t mean spend every dime you have. It means counting what you have as blessings. Gratitude is going to be your staff this week. Let your first response be one of thanks rather than a litany of what you don’t have. It’s not easy, but it will reopen the paths that have been closed. FOUR OF EARTH

Gaian Nine of EarthCAPRICORN [inlinetweet prefix=”CAPRICORN” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”… more #horoscope”]Where were you ten years ago? Let’s do some [/inlinetweet]reflecting this week. Revisit your self ten years ago to see how far you’ve come. Dreams realized? YAY! Dreams unrealized? Well if they still mean something, write them down. Put actionable steps down to make them happen. The only person standing in your way is in your mirror. I doubt that will last long. You goats know how to work for what you want. So let’s make this week a goal setting week, okay? Write things down. Don’t worry about dates as much as about how to get what you want. Each big ticket item needs at least five steps to get there. Make it happen. You have the power. NINE OF EARTH

Remember to seek joy, y’all. Pass it on! Ready to create a plan for you that takes you from feeling alone to feeling alive? Let’s make that happen now.

CARD OF THE WEEK: Vintage Wisdom Oracle
Tarotscope deck: Gaian Tarot

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Tarotscopes for 7/19-7/25, 2015

Froud Heart of the Fairie Oracle 7 Queen of Hearth and Home
The Heart of the Fairie Oracle

IMPORTANT: Starting August 2, 2015, these Tarotscopes will only be available via newsletter. I’m trying to reduce the time I spend putting these together so I can channel the energy into some other projects. So please subscribe to my newsletter. You will get an email every Sunday and one on the 1st of the month for the monthly podcast. Right now I post these to Twitter, my webpage, Facebook and five other places. I love doing these for you. I just have to wrestle my schedule back into a manageable beast. This will reduce my time from two hours down to one. This is a good thing, darlings. Seek joy. Don’t miss your ‘scopes. Subscribe today.

Welcome to this week’s Tarotscopes. My goal is to help you find your joy and hang on to it. You can transform your existence by bringing joy back in on a regular basis. I’m here to be your joy guide.

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Ready to rock this world with your own brand of joy seeking? Time to let your inner joy beast out? No time like the present to get started on your own joy seeker’s life. I’m ready to help. Are you ready?

I’ve been working with the Tarot since 1980. One of the first books that I truly connected with was this one by Mary K. Greer. To this day I will recommend this one first to someone who is just learning the Tarot or who wants to reinvigorate their own Tarot practice. Have you read it?

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CARD OF THE WEEK: [inlinetweet prefix=”CARD OF THE WEEK” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]We are being called to create something in the [/inlinetweet]moment. The Queen of Hearth and Home urges us to understand that we can make home where we are. It’s an interesting concept since I am in the process of moving. I have things scattered across two states. Her message is to realize that where we are is home for that time. That home is something we can carry with us. She asks us to remember to be gracious and inviting this week. And to welcome others into our home. 7 QUEEN OF HEARTH AND HOME, The Heart of the Faerie Oracle, Brian and Wendy Froud

AQUARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”AQUARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]While this isn’t the best message in the world, it is [/inlinetweet]important. If you don’t take the time to investigate your own emotional detritus, you may be clogging up your own parts. Self-examination isn’t really that much fun–typically speaking. However, it is vitally necessary to our own well being. When is the last time you took some time to unpack your own sorrows, joys, anxieties and triumphs? All of those emotions deserve to be examined. Then set aside the ones that you no longer need. You don’t have to drag to ugly along with you. You can remember without owning that pain. FOUR OF WATER

Gaian Tarot Five of Air
Gaian Tarot

PISCES [inlinetweet prefix=”PISCES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]There may be something going on above your pay grade. No need [/inlinetweet]for you to worry. Competition can happen where others feel that need. It is not up to you to feed their screaming. Step back. Step away. Fly off. Do whatever it takes to remove yourself from the strife others try to lay at your feet. It’s not your circus and they are certainly not your monkeys. Let them squabble as much as they like. You and your opinion are best kept to yourself this week. FIVE OF AIR

ARIES [inlinetweet prefix=”ARIES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]You know that feeling when everything is in balance? When harmony really [/inlinetweet]is your first response? Yeah, that’s you this week, Rams. Channel your mind into positive states of relaxation and readiness. The more you refocus your passion into those activities that bring you joy, the more you will thrive. Others will recognize it. They even may ask you to teach them how. Be ready to show them the way to inner peace Aries-style. NINE OF FIRE

Gaian Tarot Nine of Earth
Gaian Tarot

TAURUS [inlinetweet prefix=”TAURUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Expect success. Celebrate what you have. More importantly, celebrate [/inlinetweet]what’s coming. By acknowledging your own strengths, you can re-engage your power. Maybe it’s been offline for a bit. Reboot, baby. Re-freaking-boot. Don’t be surprised when you are asked to speak to others about your own journey. You’ve made some difficult decisions. Lived a challenging life. More than that, you’ve thrived that life. Thrive on, Bulls. Thrive on. NINE OF EARTH

GEMINI [inlinetweet prefix=”GEMINI” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Are you listening carefully? This week brings you [/inlinetweet]many messages. It’s up to you to decide which ones work best for you. I recommend taking some quiet time to craft a list of questions you want answers too. Then still your mind and your voice. Listen. The wind is carrying the answers to you but you must quiet your self in order to receive them. Some are not going to be easy solutions, but you already knew that. QUEEN OF AIR

CANCER [inlinetweet prefix=”CANCER” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Good week to create community. You are not alone except [/inlinetweet]when you refuse to reach your hand out. Even mountains have foothills, darling. Who is supporting you? Make your connections stronger. Pick up the phone. Write that letter or email. Friends are waiting to hear from you. Even the ones who haven’t reached out to you. So make this week about reconnecting with those who are of a like mind. You are stronger with them. THREE OF EARTH

Gaian Tarot Ace of Fire
Gaian Tarot

LEO [inlinetweet prefix=”LEO” tweeter=”@Tarotscopes” suffix=”..more #horoscope”]ZOOM. Do you have your running shoes handy? Grab them and [/inlinetweet]hit the ground running. You have so much to get done this week. The good news? It’s all about you, Lions. Your passion is going to start a forest fire in your world. Big changes are coming in the area of heart and soul. Break out of that self-imposed shell. Throw your arms out to embrace all the good coming your way. Time to set the stage ablaze with your beauty. ACE OF FIRE

VIRGO [inlinetweet prefix=”VIRGO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Feeling ready to make that next commitment of heart? Time [/inlinetweet]to plant your roots, honey. If you have a home, do something to make it even more yours this week. If you are ready to find a home, write down what creates the perfect place for you. Then act on that. Be passionate about your place in the world. Clean it up. Fix it up. Do what needs doing this week to make home the sanctuary you crave. FOUR OF FIRE

LIBRA [inlinetweet prefix=”LIBRA” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Quiet your need to know if you want to learn their secrets. [/inlinetweet]The more you listen, the more you learn this week. Be still of mouth and open of heart. They will come to you with news you need to know. It may not always be what you want to hear, but it will be what you need to know to make some important decisions. This week it’s better to have ears than a mouth. Hard to do but the quieter you are, the louder the message will be. TWO OF AIR

SCORPIO [inlinetweet prefix=”SCORPIO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Gather with others to celebrate victories. Look back to see [/inlinetweet]how far your journey has taken you. This is a good week for some reminiscing about hard-won wars. Try to start each day off praising the beauty of the night and looking forward to the glory of the day. By setting yourself into victory mode, nothing can stand in your way this week. You can tackle any thing, any project, any obstacle. Be grateful for where you were because it has brought you this moment. SIX OF AIR

Gaian Tarot Four of Earth
Gaian Tarot

SAGITTARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”SAGITTARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Well, let’s just say that this is not your week to go [/inlinetweet]crazy at the store. Budget where you can but remember to live in an abundance thinking mode. When you say “I have nothing” the Universe works to make that true just as surely as it works to make it true when you say “I have everything.” Set your intentions carefully this week. Scarcity thinking encourages scarcity living. Acknowledge what you have while being open to what you want. FOUR OF EARTH

CAPRICORN [inlinetweet prefix=”CAPRICORN” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”… more #horoscope”]Oh what can you explore this week? Here is a call to dip [/inlinetweet]your toe into something fun. Find a way to honor your inner child’s sense of play. This is an emotional exploration for you so take time to do a deep dive into what you really want out of life. If you are not getting it, make a list of how to get it. Then get start it. Get. Get. Get. This is about you making room in your life for your heart’s desires to have room to grow. CHILD OF WATER

Remember to seek joy, y’all. Pass it on! I want to hear from you if you are ready to kick the negativity habit in the tender bits. Let’s get started today to create a plan for you that takes you from feeling alone to feeling alive.

This week’s oracle card: The Heart of the Faerie Oracle, Brian and Wendy Froud
This week’s deck: Gaian Tarot by Joanna P. Colbert

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Tarotscopes July 12-18, 2015

Cosmic Deck of Initiation Law of Cause and Effect
Cosmic Deck of Initiation

IMPORTANT: Starting August 2, 2015, these Tarotscopes will only be available via newsletter. I’m trying to reduce the time I spend putting these together so I can channel the energy into some other projects. So please subscribe to my newsletter. You will get an email every Sunday and one on the 1st of the month for the monthly podcast. Right now I post these to Twitter, my webpage, Facebook and five other places. I love doing these for you. I just have to wrestle my schedule back into a manageable beast. This will reduce my time from two hours down to one. This is a good thing, darlings. Seek joy. Don’t miss your ‘scopes. Subscribe today.

Welcome to this week’s Tarotscopes. My goal is to help you find your joy and hang on to it. You can transform your existence by bringing joy back in on a regular basis. I’m here to be your joy guide.

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Tired of being sad? Done with all the negativity in this world? Let’s work together to bring you back to the joy path. No time like the present to get started on your own joy seeker’s life. I’m ready to help. Got fifteen minutes?

Did you know that the Dalai Lama had his own author’s page on Amazon?

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CARD OF THE WEEK: [inlinetweet prefix=”CARD OF THE WEEK” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What if everything you did came back to you? How would you [/inlinetweet]change what you do, say, think? This week is a really good week to consider the energy you put out into the world. It is reflecting back to you. Are you working to change for the good or are you working in a different energy channel? There are so many to choose from. The Universe urges us to choose well this week. What we put out, comes back. Seek joy, y’all. LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT From the Cosmic Deck of Initiation by Barbara DeLong (U.S. Games)

AQUARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”AQUARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]How much are you taking on this week? Can you [/inlinetweet]write yourself a note that just says “Delegating is a good thing”? Refocus your efforts on streamlining your life. Decluttering isn’t just for closets, darlings. Work to make your life easier. The leader who never rests is a poor leader. Allow yourself to step back so someone else can step up. It will make things so much calmer in your world. TEN OF AIR

PISCES [inlinetweet prefix=”PISCES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Who teaches whom? Open your heart up to all the [/inlinetweet]infinite possibilities of how you learn and how you teach. Set the best example for your self. Don’t worry about how others see you. It’s far more important to worry about how you see yourself. Your job isn’t to judge, critique, instruct anyone other than yourself. Live your best life. Navel gazing is highly recommended this week. TEACHER
Gaian Tarot Explorer of EarthARIES [inlinetweet prefix=”ARIES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]How can you best connect with your community? Feeling a little [/inlinetweet]bit outside of everything? This is a good week to explore your community connections. Even picking up the phone is a good thing. You may find yourself taking a short trip to see loved ones. This will be a good thing in the long run. Make sure you are focused on the ties that bind with love. EXPLORER OF EARTH Bonus: Check out the book by the model for the Explorer of Earth

TAURUS [inlinetweet prefix=”TAURUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Who needs a helping hand? Remember that the secret to charity [/inlinetweet]is to receive as easily as you give. You lessen the gift when you feel guilty. Receive and send with the same amount of love. It will grow exponentially when you back your ego out of it. The giver is blessing themselves when they give to you. You do the same when you give. Allow the flow to grow. SIX OF EARTH

GEMINI [inlinetweet prefix=”GEMINI” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What are your successes so far? Take time to write them [/inlinetweet]down. Revisit your goals. Celebrate the ones you’ve met. Reset your sights on those you still find important. The spiritual being who understands that yesterday’s goals may not be tomorrow’s desires–wins. You will go further remaining flexible while still focusing on your changing horizon. No one does it better than you, Gemini. NINE OF EARTH

child-waterCANCER [inlinetweet prefix=”CANCER” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What emotional needs are you ignoring? This isn’t about [/inlinetweet]someone else, compassionate Crab. This is about you and your needs. You fulfilling your own needs. You depending on your own heart to take care of you. You you you. It really is all about you this week. Take yourself out for dinner. Have a tea party with you. Make your needs the focal point of the week to have your best week. CHILD OF WATER

LEO [inlinetweet prefix=”LEO” tweeter=”@Tarotscopes” suffix=”..more #horoscope”]What needs to be examined? Time to pull out that old [/inlinetweet]science kit. Get a microscopic look into your own thoughts. Channel them into analytical lines of thought. This is your week to make all the lists you want. I know, right? YAY! Be childlike as you examine things. Break them down into bite-size chunks. Investigate every rabbit hole to your heart’s content. It’s an “in your head” week for you. CHILD OF AIR

guardian-airVIRGO [inlinetweet prefix=”VIRGO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]If you could ask your future self one question, what would it be? [/inlinetweet]Great week to meditate on where you want to be in 2,5,10 years. Set down some achievable steps. What the heck. Write down some that seem as easy as walking on the moon without air. With your brain power, Virgo, you might just be the one to solve all the problems of the world. Dream big. See what your future guru self has to say. GUARDIAN OF AIR

LIBRA [inlinetweet prefix=”LIBRA” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Who sets your boundaries for you? If the answer [/inlinetweet]is anyone other than yourself, STOP. If you set up boundaries based on input from anyone other than your precious soul self, why? Who better than you to make decisions about your life? Who better than you to create the life you want to have. It’s okay to get input from loved ones, but don’t make decisions that make your stomach twist up into knots. Do the right thing for you. GUARDIAN OF EARTH

SCORPIO [inlinetweet prefix=”SCORPIO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What’s tying you down? Why do you let [/inlinetweet]old fears and old voices dictate your beautiful existence? Time to rise up. Cast off those chains of guilt, doubt, fear. Step away from being told how to love, who to love, what to love. Make your break for spiritual freedom by letting go of outdated desires. You love the world hard. Don’t stay trapped by the demon of regret. Live, darlings. BINDWEED

SAGITTARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”SAGITTARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What do you want to learn this week? Curiosity[/inlinetweet] is your super power, Archers. Find a new craft. Rekindle an old one. Dive into projects that encourage your creative child to play. Finger paint to your heart’s content. This is a week to splash color all over your world. Make something fun. Let that child out and stop holding yourself back from doing fun things. PLAY. CHILD OF FIRE

8-strengthCAPRICORN [inlinetweet prefix=”CAPRICORN” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”… more #horoscope”]What makes you feel strong? Don’t worry about [/inlinetweet]what is SUPPOSED to make you feel strong. Explore what actually makes you feel strong. Is it your ability to dive into deep wells to help others out? Is it your innate knowledge of who can help whom? Maybe it’s your compassionate inner warrior who fights battles for those who can’t. This is your week to be strong, Cappies. STRENGTH

Remember to seek joy, y’all. Pass it on! I want to hear from you if you are ready to kick the negativity habit in the tender bits. Let’s get started today to create a plan for you that takes you from feeling alone to feeling alive.

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July 5-11, 2015 Tarotscopes

Art Through The Starstream 39 Redwood Deva
Art Through The Starstream

Welcome to this week’s Tarotscopes. My goal is to help you find your joy and hang on to it. You can transform your existence by bringing joy back in on a regular basis. I’m here to be your joy guide.

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CARD OF THE WEEK: [inlinetweet prefix=”CARD OF THE WEEK” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]The Redwood Deva brings us this week’s overarching message of learning [/inlinetweet]to see the obvious. This is our invitation to “enter the silence and listen”. Such an odd concept, yes? Move into silence and listen, but to what? We tend to lead such noisy, busy lives that we miss the messages available when we sit in the quiet. So this week, carve out some time to sit in silence. I know, it may be hard to find that stillness, but even in a non-stop, gogogo world, we can find it if we look hard enough. Find the silence. Listen to the quiet. REDWOOD DEVA

AQUARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”AQUARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]If you knew you could, what would you do? Your question comes to us from [/inlinetweet]the heart surfer, the Explorer of Water. Cowabunga, dude. When you follow your heart fearlessly, amazing things will surface. This can also be about time on the water so it’s a good thing if you can get out to enjoy your local bodies of water. Remember to throw your heart over the fence, then let the rest of you follow it. Good things coming your way. EXPLORER OF WATER

PISCES [inlinetweet prefix=”PISCES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Where are you going? Are you able to just take off to explore your own [/inlinetweet]inner landscape? The Seven of Air challenges your thinking in a good way. You are being asked to look at the world through a clear marble. See how else you can achieve the goals you have. You may have over-planned your journey. If you don’t leave room for error and for change, you may miss the entire reason for the trip. Ease up on that critical self-thinking, sweetheart. SEVEN OF AIR

Gaian Tarot Guardian of Water
Gaian Tarot

ARIES [inlinetweet prefix=”ARIES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What is ready to harvest? What projects do you need to give more time? Once you [/inlinetweet] can answer those two questions, you can eliminate some of the dithering going on. It’s good to be compassionate, but overwatering is just as bad as underwatering. You must determine where in your life you are being too cautious in the name of caring. It may be time for tough love. Only when you yank the weeds, can the other plants grow. Don’t kill everything in your garden because you are afraid to boot some weeds to the curb. GUARDIAN OF EARTH

TAURUS [inlinetweet prefix=”TAURUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Are you ready to win? Ready to celebrate that victory? Good news, this week may [/inlinetweet]be the time. When you put your self into your work, you will win. Stop worry about what others are doing or not doing. You can’t control them. They are not in your hula hoop. So stop being so crazy about them. You waste your time and energy on worthless people and causes. Focus on what you know, what you do, what you control. Get back in your own hula hoop, bulls. This week will bring you the victory you hope for if you can just let go of the need to control others. SIX OF FIRE

GEMINI [inlinetweet prefix=”GEMINI” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]If you could buy one thing for yourself, what would it be? This is a good week to be [/inlinetweet]a little self-indulgent, Gemini. Don’t get caught up in the “if I do this for you, what will you do for me” cycle, though. That ties strings from you to them and back again that are not healthy. This isn’t quid pro quo time. It’s quid pro YOU time. It doesn’t have to be a Lexus, but maybe that book you’ve been wanting? I’m just saying that you might want to give into that desire so you don’t binge out. You know…a little goes a long way. SIX OF EARTH

CANCER [inlinetweet prefix=”CANCER” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What friends are you missing right now? How about being the one who reaches out to [/inlinetweet]reconnect. Some ties can stretch across oceans but you still need to hold your hand out to them. Just make those connections know how much they mean to you. Nostalgic talks over coffee or the phone are going to be your bread and butter this week. Good times with good friends are a done deal as long as you reach out to let them know how much they still mean to you. SIX OF WATER

Gaian Tarot Bindweed
Gaian Tarot

LEO [inlinetweet prefix=”LEO” tweeter=”@Tarotscopes” suffix=”..more #horoscope”]Who’s the party animal now? Time for you to show off your socializing skills. Make those [/inlinetweet]naysayers shut up by showing them how to throw a real shindig. The three otters in this card show you going to parties, throwing parties, heck, just being the party wherever you are. There are those in your world who think you might do better being quiet, being small, but that’s not your forte`, is it? You are the leader of the pack this week so get out there and shake your tail feathers. Show them what it means to be a Leo. THREE OF WATER

VIRGO [inlinetweet prefix=”VIRGO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What is holding you back? Or more accurately, who? This week’s card tells me the culprit is [/inlinetweet]you. You are allowing things to tie you in place. You have a need, an itch, a desire to do something, but all the little birds in your life who are telling you do this, do that are making it hard for you to hear your own wisdom. Review the card of the week to learn your lesson about silence. And stop making your life about acquiring things. Remember to connct with the people in your life or they may feel you don’t want to connect with them. BINDWEED

LIBRA [inlinetweet prefix=”LIBRA” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Are you skimming your own emotional surface? How scary is it to just [/inlinetweet]dive in? To submerge yourself in the emotional connections that bind you to others? You are being challenged, Libra. Challenged to dive into to meet your compassionate self. To hug your inner wise one. This is a week where you will do best when you forge deeper connections with those already in your life. Time to tell them a few secrets. They may have a few of their own. If you can show them how to live compassionately, you will be giving them the best gift of all. GUARDIAN OF WATER

SCORPIO [inlinetweet prefix=”SCORPIO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What is your heart’s desire? If you could just open your arms, sing your dream, what would [/inlinetweet]that look like? Take a minute. Get quiet with yourself. Ask your Higher Power what dream can come true. Then make it happen. Do whatever it takes to create that reality for yourself. Heart’s desire is a big, big thing so make sure you are open to the inevitability of getting what you want this week. You lead a charmed life for the next seven days. Make the most of it, Scorpions. Don’t waste this energy NINE OF WATER
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SAGITTARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”SAGITTARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What must you accomplish this week? I’ll bet your to-do list is longer than [/inlinetweet]a well-fed anaconda. Just remember that you are an excellent multitasker and a terrific delegator. Your delegation skills will help you more than you think when you bring others of a like mind in on one of your bigger schemes. You just have to show them where the fire is and hand them the hammers. Together you will forge something that will last. This is about you leading others towards a single purpose. Use that fire. SEVEN OF FIRE

CAPRICORN [inlinetweet prefix=”CAPRICORN” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”… more #horoscope”]How will you find your sacred space? Are you prepared to throw down [/inlinetweet]the boundaries this week? You need to focus on home and hearth because there may be someone knocking at your doors who doesn’t understand no. Plant your self. Let them understand where your lines are. Don’t allow them to cross those lines without full knowledge of what you need and want. Your space is sacred. Don’t let just any damn fool in, please. And celebrate your family this week. They are where you are safest. FOUR OF FIRE

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Regardless of the topic, everything that she covered was a confirmation of the direction that I was already being led, even in areas that I have never discussed with anyone, including Arwen. For those who may think it’s easy to make up an answer to a question asked, please know that I did not verbally ask my questions to Arwen. I held them in my mind, and each time the insight was on point.

CARD OF THE WEEK: Art Through The Starstream, Cheryl Yambrach Rose, USGames 2014
TAROTSCOPES: Gaian Tarot, Joanna Powell Colbert

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July 2015 Tarotscopes

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