TarotsCopes for August 10-16 2014

TarotsCopes for August 10-16 2014

Fairy Tale Tarot
Fairy Tale Tarot

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Card Of The Week: TWO OF CUPS Engage in being social. Good wk to seek out loves, friends. Make new friends but keep the old. #earworm Reach out.

AQUARIUS PRINCE OF PENTACLES That project that looms? The one that daunts? Go for it. One step at a time. Trust yourself. Trust your ability. Trust.

PISCES PRINCESS OF SWORDS New ways of solving old problems reveal themselves. Obstacles are illusions. Focus your will. You can soar!

ARIES THREE OF PENTACLES Your work is stronger when shared. Contemplate a group effort. Reach out to like minds. The variety of tools wins.

TAURUS ACE OF SWORDS Life dull? Things foggy? Cut through it w/ a shiny NEW project. Dive into something that makes you excited and damn the rest.

GEMINI PRINCESS OF CUPS The love boat awaits but you need to love you first. Stay open to divine coincidence. Don’t deny love you already have.

CANCER TEMPTATION Don’t do it. No wait, Do it. Acknowledge the shadow self. Don’t deny it. Incorporate it by giving in to small temptations.

LEO THREE OF SWORDS Don’t give them your all. Hold back a bit for yourself. Not a great week for matters of the heart if you aren’t listening to yourself.

VIRGO JUSTICE Listen to the more experienced. Let their wisdom guide you away from bad decisions. Please obey the laws as they are laid out.

LIBRA TWO OF SWORDS Debates, mental tug-of-wars will ensue. Make sure you are not putting ego first. Listen to the other side. You could learn.

SCORPIO SIX OF PENTACLES Generosity saves the day. Connect your higher self w/ physical needs to get the most from this week. Say yes more.

SAGITTARIUS NINE OF CUPS Hope matters. Understand + acknowledge your current blessings to bring more. Gratitude lists will rock your world.Share joy.

CAPRICORN ACE OF CUPS Don’t look a gift love in the mouth. Stay open to what you want. Denying love denies fulfillment. Live more lovingly.

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Choose Your Weapon

I’m fairly thick-skinned with most but those closest to me can hurt me the worst with this. I have to monitor my reactions and decide which sword I will pick up.

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Today’s card is a reminder to me that I don’t have to accept all invitations to arguments. I know a few people who seem to relish picking at flaws of others. They love to point out any mistakes. Perhaps they see it as a way to help others improve. For me, it can hit me one of two ways.

I can see it as an opportunity to review things in my life for improvement.

I can see it as someone needing to feel superior because their own life isn’t fitting their needs.

Really depends on the context and how often it occurs as to which I see it as.

I’m fairly thick-skinned with most but those closest to me can hurt me the worst with this. I have to monitor my reactions and decide which sword I will pick up.

Will I pick up the one that allows me to parry back sharp and swift?
Will I pick up the one that lets me thrust straight to the heart in defense?
Will I pick up the one with the blunted tip so that I only bruise in return?
Will I pick up the one that requires two hands and all the force I can bring?
Will I pick up the ceremonial sword that shows I am ready to learn new moves?

I can attack back (and is it really back if the person truly means well but delivers poorly?)

I can stop and listen to my own intuition. A self-check to see if the advice is warranted is never a bad thing.

This Five of Swords from Lisa Hunt’s Fairytale Tarot reminds me that the sword I choose today will have repercussions. I must breathe. Maybe even count to ten or perhaps one hundred. Swords tend to have more than one way to cut–pointed tip, sharp edges, double edges. As the one wielding the weapon, I am the most qualified to NOT use it.

So what about you? What do you think? How do you react to criticism?

Five of Swords, The Fairy Tale Tarot by Lisa Hunt, Llewellyn 2008 (out of print but available as an app for your iOS phones. Not sure about Android. :D)

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!

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July 21-27 2013 Tarotscopes

Here is this week’s Tarotscopes. You bless me when you share them. Thank you.

    • AQUARIUS SEVEN OF PENTACLES Golden goose hunting? Do the work. Ethically. Relentlessly. Daily. Hard work pays off big! Stop hunting. Start doing.
    • PISCES THREE OF PENTACLES Do your own work. Build with others as long as they do their work. Carefully preparation now is key. Lay each brick solidly.
    • ARIES SEVEN OF WANDS Sneaky win? Okay. Sometimes it takes a plot twist to make a great story. Finish your current situation if you want to be free.
    • TAURUS TWO OF CUPS Sweet friendship blossoms. Explore personal relationships. Offer what you have. Share who you are. They are open to meeting.
    • GEMINI TWO OF PENTACLES Balance between what is best for you vs what is best for us challenges this wk. Give you some but save some for the family.
    • CANCER MAGICIAN Go on! Open up. You’ve got tools, will + need. Make things happen by focusing on what you can do. This is about willpower.

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  • LEO EIGHT OF PENTACLES Believe in your ability. Don’t let anyone stop you from success. Learn from others’ mistakes. Success comes from trying!
  • VIRGO ACE OF PENTACLES Someone offers help. Part-time job, apprenticeship, intern. Keep your ears open. Accept aid when given. Growth promised.
  • LIBRA TWO OF WANDS Unusual partnership opens your mind to new ways of thinking. Allow others to share. Choices should be made in favor of both.
  • SCORPIO Sorceress(HPS) Listen to Higher Spirit. Whispers from self show you the way to lost joy. Intuitive journey only needs inner GPS.
  • SAGITTARIUS Chariot Magical journeys start with unusual gifts. By staying alert/in charge, you can guide spirit self into a higher realm. Go!
  • CAPRICORN SEVEN OF SWORDS Sometimes? You are your own troll. Stop teasing/baiting your self. Let go of need to win against yourself. Just be at peace.

Last year, in June, I signed up for an online group run by Leonie G Dawson. I had no questions about renewing this year. And? Everyone who signed up for it last year? Signed up again this year! I think that says something right there about this group. The courses alone are worth the membership. There’s a Raw Food one, a Creative Goddess one and the Business Goddess just to name a few. Some I didn’t take were focused on being Mama Goddesses. When I say it changed my life, I mean that. It took my ??seek joy? focus and amped it up. It’s for any woman who wants to explore her own amazing life. You don’t have to be a business owner (although that IS why I joined it.) The online networking and forums are fabulous even if I don’t take as much advantage of those. 😀 Check it out. See if it is a good fit for you.

Here’s Leonie in her own words about how she deals with fear. If you do nothing else today, take seven minutes to watch this video.  This is just ONE of the many videos she freely shares on Youtube.

The truth always lights you up.

Today’s deck is the lovely, and sadly out-of-print, Fairy Tale Tarot by Lisa Hunt.

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What’s Your Unique Way?

Fairytale_12SwordsToday’s card reminds me of something I read in the 4/29 AWAD newsletter. I’m not sure that Anu Garg meant to say something so quotable, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this with you.

“The world has many voices. Each has its unique way to describe the world. Each of these voices adds to the beauty of the human race. ~ Anu Garg”

Anu has produced the AWAD newsletter since 1994. He started it when he was a grad student and carries it on (as well as others) to this day. It’s a staple in my daily email consumption. He shares quotes every day as well.

I wanted to use this quote for a simple spread. I’d love for you to try it out. Share with me in the comments what you think of it.

Anu’s Unique Voices

  • Center Card: Your World
  • Left Card: The best way to describe your world
  • Right Card: The one thing you should think about changing

That’s all. Just three cards. The center one is where you are now. It’s not where you were yesterday. It may not be where you will be tomorrow. It’s where you are in the moment of the reading. Then the left card is the best way to describe that world. I think sometimes we latch on to the negatives rather than the positives. I will challenge you to use this card to describe what IS, not what ISN’T. Then the right card is to help you see something that needs to be be changed. It may be a negative thought pattern. It could be a habit you need to change. It could be something minor that just needs a bit of tweaking to get perfect.

For mine, I used the Fairy Tale Tarot by Lisa Hunt.

My world is the Prince of Swords. WHEEEEEEEEEEEE Swans are going to carry me off. Looks like my world right now is going to be challenging me to find my own voice again. I have been spreading myself a bit thin so that makes good sense.

The best way to describe my world is the Two of Wands. I love these two mice with the one who has come a’courtin’. Of course, it’s not so much courting since it is the tale of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse. Right now I need to see that my world is really good just as it is. I don’t need to add so much as just maintain for now.

And the thing that I need to change is the Five of Cups. I see that as holding on to anger and sadness. I was very angry this weekend about something. I haven’t truly released it either. This card tells me to stop looking to the past. The future is what is important.

So what about you? Will you play with this spread and tell me what you get?

Seek Joy, Y’all! Pass it on!

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Prince of Swords, Fairy Tale Tarot, Lisa Hunt (snagged from the iPhone Fairy Tale Tarot app)

The Fairy Tale Tarot

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What Will You Dream Today?

One of the things I have done with this (and I’m still working on it and will be because that’s how it works) it to write down goals. Then steps to those goals. And these goals are actually HUGE dreams.

GhostsSpirits_6PentaclesToday’s card was intentionally picked. I wanted to share some of Lisa Hunt’s recent deck with you. This card really jumped out at me as I went through the deck. There are a couple of reasons for this.

First is the man’s face. He looks wise to me but also wary. There is a sense of wildness in him. The polar bear next to him seems to emerge from his fur hood. I instantly thought of the native peoples of the north–what many of us call Eskimos even though that’s not truly the tribal name. That’s like labeling all aboriginal Americans Indians. We know there are many tribes.

But I’m not here to lecture on names. I want to talk about generosity and community. When I first began reading Tarot, I was drawn to those who wrote books about it and those who created art with it. I wanted to do the former and was just blown away by the latter.

One of my lifelong goals has been to write a book about Tarot. I’m three spreads away from completing my Tarot for Writers book which thrills me. But there’s another smaller book that will be released very soon.

And it will be professionally illustrated by Lisa Hunt. I’m here to tell you I would have never thought to even ask her (or another much-loved artist) about working on my book even a year ago. But the workbook+planner I got changed that.

One of the things I have done with this (and I’m still working on it and will be because that’s how it works) it to write down goals. Then steps to those goals. And these goals are actually HUGE dreams.

Step one of “get my book illustrated by a well known Tarot artist” was “ask.”

Simple, right? But so scary! Really. What if they laughed at me?

Now I am friendly with more than a few Tarot artists online. But I only asked two about this project. I have another project that I’ve asked someone else about–that’s on the back burner just now due to my writing projects. Grin. It’s going to be an incredible year!

Back to this dream though. This card is about community and generosity. Now this is a paid job but Lisa has been so generous with her work. I wanted pencil for this book because I love the look of it. So there’s no color like in this card.

I’m rambling, aren’t I? Forgive me. 😀 I just wanted to ask you about your dreams. What do you dream about when you see your prosperous life and generous community surrounding you? Take your three minutes today, those precious 180 seconds, and let your mind create that dream.

Then write it down. What would it take to get there? I believe you can do it. I see you living in abundance and joy.

Want to get a free copy of my Fairy Tale Tarot Spreads eBook? It’s yours when you buy this workbook+planner via this link.

The catch is that you have to get the workbook+planner by midnight tonight (1/31/2013) PST. Then contact me. I’ll send you the link.

6 of Pentacles, Ghosts And Spirits Tarot, US Games, 2011

Seek Joy, Y’all. Pass it on.

Image used with permission by U.S. Games Systems Inc

P. to the S. A little Lisa Hunt-shaped bird tells me that she may be featuring some of the work she’s been doing for my book on her blog today. Keep your eyes peeled.

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Dreaming, Growing & Dichotomies

What do you snip off too soon? What do you not give enough growth time to? For many of us, myself included, it’s time to dream. I think I must be doing something in order to grow.

FairyTale_18MoonToday’s card reminds me of the growth that dreaming can inspire. Here lies Sleeping Beauty with her little cat on her legs. A beautiful picture of a castle hangs above her. The moon shines in casting glittering light on her face. Through the window a vine creeps.

It’s that vine that caught my eye. So often we trim things back. We don’t just let them grow, do we? I know someone who has allowed an outside vine into her house. It’s always a bit startling to walk through that front door to see green growth following me.

What do you snip off too soon? What do you not give enough growth time to? For many of us, myself included, it’s time to dream. I think I must be doing something in order to grow.

But really? Do I? If I don’t give myself time to dream…time to creep into other realities…time to stretch myself, how can I grow? It’s a dichotomy.

It’s a dichotomy that works, y’all. Do what needs to be done to achieve your goals. Yesterday I finalized an agreement with am artist that I admire. This person will be illustrating my Fairy Tales Tarot Spread eBook. By the way? The unillustrated version is free and if you get the workbook+planner, you get the unillustrated version for free AND the illustrated version once it is ready. Can’t beat that with a stick, right?

So I spent some time with that workbook+planner dreaming. I “wasted” time by lolling about with a pen and paper scribbling down things I wanted in my life. One of those things was to have an artist illustrate my spreads book.

Then I did something about that dream. I actually asked two people who were at the very top of my dream list and one said yes.

**THUD**

Yes? OMG! So not only did a dream come true, I checked a goal off of my 2013 goals on January 2. SECOND! I’m still pinching myself over that one.

So what are your dreams? What are your goals? What are you doing to achieve them? Are you spending time dreaming and creeping into other realities? Are you spending time actually writing down the goals and the steps?

Well why not? Let’s get to it, y’all! There are 362 days left in 2013. That’s plenty of time.

The Moon, The Fairy Tale Tarot, Lisa Hunt, Llewellyn Publishing, 2009

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Fairies, Ghosts & Victims

Today’s is with Lisa Hunt when she participated in my interview by drawing cards from her then new Fairy Tale Tarot. She now has the gorgeous Ghosts & Spirits Tarot out so I suppose I need to get her to do that one as well. Hmmm, wonder if she will!

For the first of these interviews on my blog, Lisa Hunt has offered herself up as a willing vic…errr, participant. I wanted to share a bit of what she said about this process.

Lisa Hunt on the process of doing this interview-by-deck: Lisa_grin

Read the interview.

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