Which Moments Are Important?

Which Moments Are Important? And why?

Bleu Cat Tarot Four Of Fishes
Bleu Cat Tarot

Sometimes we think more about what we want than about what we have. I am at the mercy of the advertising world as the next person. Instead of enjoying the phone I have, I think about the phone I want.

In the Four of Fishes in Beth Seilonen’s Bleu Cat Tarot from Schiffer Mind, Body, Spirit, we see a cat looking at the fish heads in the three bowls. He’s not thinking about all the meat left. He’s thinking about all the meat that’s gone. Nor does he pay attention to the incoming bowl full of fish.

I am a firm believer that we have power over our mood. There’s a great quote that says “There are seven billion people in this world. Don’t let one ruin your day.”

Now don’t get me wrong. There are going to be moments of sad, of angry, of disappointed. But don’t make your whole life about those moments. Let your life be about the moments in between those moments.

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Yeah, I get it. It’s not easy to do sometimes because it feels like those moments take over. But it comes back to choice. Which do you choose? Fight for your happy, your calm, your peace. Set up boundaries with signs that remind you that you are in charge of your own joy.

Be joy seekers y’all. Put that forward as the most important thing for each day. Professional joy seekers work at it. We make it our number one goal. Make it yours too. Together we can make it.

Today I choose joy. Today I accept that anger, sadness and fear pass as easily out of my life as they may into my life. Today I choose joy. I own my own happy. I am a professional joy seeker. Loved and loving, I am love.

Four of Fish, Bleu Cat Tarot, Schiffer Publishing


Tarotscopes for July 6-12, 2014

Tarotscopes for July 6-12, 2014

Bleu Cat Tarot
Bleu Cat Tarot

Card of the Week: JUSTICE Weigh decisions carefully. Think before acting. Time to get legal matters in order. Be fair in all things.

I’m using the Bleu Cat Tarot by Beth Seilonen. It’s from Schiffer Books. I adore this deck. It comes in a sturdy box with a magnetized lid. The drawings are simple without a great deal of fuss. It’s a lovely deck for someone who is distracted by too much in a drawing. I would also recommend it for children who want a deck of their own.

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  • Feathers = Swords
  • Plants = Wands
  • Fish = Cups
  • Balls = Pentacles

AQUARIUS SEVEN OF FISHES Dream a little dream, darlings. Follow a hunch. Chase a desire. Good energy for fulfilling wishes this week.
PISCES SEVEN OF FEATHERS Be playful. Let your serious mind take a rest. Organize your thoughts into a rousing game of tic-tac-toe. Let go!
ARIES SIX OF FEATHERS Sometimes you have to let your mind wander. You have to explore places that are a bit scary. Trust your own wisdom.
TAURUS FOUR OF PLANTS What is home? Clean the corners. Straighten the shelves. Begin to live again. Make your space sacred please.
GEMINI EMPRESS Others look to you for guidance. Be creative. Don’t hold them back. Their success is yours. Help them grow so you can grow.
CANCER PAGE OF PLANTS Passion renews you this week. Dive headfirst into something that brings you fun. Play. Be a child. Give birth to joy.
LEO KING OF FEATHERS Own your thoughts. Understand that you create energy by what you say and think. Make that energy brilliant please.
VIRGO SIX OF PLANTS Rewards for your efforts are finally here. You can see growth after hard times. Don’t be quiet. Time to shine is now.
LIBRA JUDGMENT Careful that you don’t let another’s opinion become your own. Stand up for your world. Move up to the next level to succeed.
SCORPIO SEVEN OF PLANTS Ready to take on the world? You’ve got all the energy you need this week. Yank out weeds. Go to lunch with people who count.
SAGITTARIUS MOON Be careful to review your choices. Emotional needs make you choose poorly. Breathe. Let this pass. Gut must be trusted.
CAPRICORN NINE OF FEATHERS Sometimes you can over-think things. Stop analyzing so much. Too many thoughts spoil the project this week.

Bleu Cat Tarot, Schiffer Publishing

Temper, Battles + Choice

I guess I’m committed to ending a relationship if no answer or an unsatisfactory answer comes.

BleuCat_13SwordsToday’s card urges me to think before I strike. It asks me if I know how to engage my reason before my temper. That can be a damned hard thing to do some days.

Recently an event caused a bit of a stir among my friends. I admit to have quite the knee-jerk reaction myself. But I managed to go to the source first. I asked my question in what I hope was a non-confrontational manner. Now I wait for a response.

Waiting for a response is hard. Just like our Bleu Cat Tarot Queen of Feathers (Swords) must wait for her butterfly to go out and come back, I have to be patient. I have a self-imposed timeline though. Similar to the Queen of Feathers, I will not put down my pen or sword. I won’t back off this information seeking trip.

I guess I’m committed to ending a relationship if no answer or an unsatisfactory answer comes.

And, yes, that makes me a bit sad all-in-all. But at some point a stand has to be taken. I guess only time will tell whether my Queen of Feathers will have to use her weapon or not.

In my , one lesson is on the Hero’s commitment to the journey. It goes into the idea that there is a donkey moment where the hero solidly and sometimes loudly refuses to go “all in” on the quest before him (or her). This feels like that moment to me. I have my heels dug in hoping for a better outcome than I believe is coming.

Your journal prompt for today is, “How can I choose my battles more wisely? What are my personal emotional tells that let me know I must commit to the change?”

Queen of Feathers, Bleu Cat Tarot, Schiffer Books

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Oh! Please join me tonight (or listen to the archives) for my inaugural Mistress of Mondays’ show on the ParaEncounters Network (PEN).

Tarotscopes for 10/27-11/2/13

Enjoy this week’s tarotscopes. I look forward to hearing from you about your past week. How did it go? What joy did you find? What lessons did you learn?

Fat, cold raindrops fall
Bringing fall’s breath in again
Tea is a comfort

Arwen Lynch

I do love haiku that pops into my head while walking the dogs.

Today I celebrate the damp ground with the snails lacing their trails across my path. I drink in the beauty of the green leaves set off against a grey sky. I give thanks for the raindrops on my nose as I pass under oak trees waiting to share. Loved and loving, I love each of you. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

And? Do you want to hear about my Tarot for Writers eCourse? 33 days of lessons, handouts and prompts to show you how to plot your book? It’s a great companion for your NaNoWriMo journey!

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This week’s Tarotscopes were done with Beth Seilonen’s Bleu Cat Tarot [aff] from Schiffer Books (out 10/28/2013). It’s a charming deck and quite different from her Dream Raven Tarot.


  • AQUARIUS HIEROPHANT Others may come to you to learn your rules. Let them explore the boundaries as they learn how to fit into your world.
  • PISCES CHARIOT Time to go forward. Don’t look back. You aren’t going that way. Eyes and energy need to be reined in so you can get shit done!
  • ARIES KNIGHT OF FISHES Accept what is brought to you. May not be your perfect gift but it’s heartfelt. Honor the giver’s heart most. Love shared.
  • TAURUS EIGHT OF FEATHERS Patience. Some tangles need untangling. Naysayers try to alter your joyward progress. Control your reactions first.
  • GEMINI WHEEL OF FORTUNE Make that pendulum swing in your favor. Create opportunity. Take advantage of offers. This is a week for GOOD THINGS.
  • CANCER PAGE OF PLANTS Things you planted a while ago start to grow. Forgotten projects call to you. Answer the phone! Good week for reviewing.
  • LEO TEN OF BALLS Wow. You really can do it all this week. You can actually say yes to one more thing. Earn your multitasker kudos. Get ‘er done!
  • VIRGO PAGE OF BALLS Focus on learning. Balance tips towards studying rather than playing. Work emphasized. You may win an award for your brain power.
  • LIBRA EMPEROR Protect what is yours. Guard resources but don’t be stingy. Share without harming yourself. Family is your focus right now.
  • SCORPIO ACE OF PLANTS What can you grow this week? What can you give your passion to? Something must happen. It’s up to you to make it.
  • SAGITTARIUS THREE OF FISHES Synchronize some fun times with those you enjoy. Don’t waste time on those who don’t. Make this a week to celebrate friends.
  • CAPRICORN FIVE OF BALLS Sometimes you ask too much of yourself. Would it be so bad to honor your need for a time out? Small home repairs probable.

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I look forward to hearing from you about your past week. How did it go? What joy did you find? What lessons did you learn?

Seek joy, y’all! Pass it on.

Cats, Chiweenies + Focus

I like the linear look of this card. I have to tell you that I haven’t even looked at the rest of it. Just pulled a card this morning to see what the deck’s first message was.

BleuCat_8Strength002So today’s card is from a brand-new deck. It will be released in two days. It’s from Schiffer so you know I love the box. There’s something else about the box this time but I’ll show you that in a video review…later.

Today I wanted to talk to you about the Strength card. In the Bleu Cat Tarot by Beth Seilonen all the cards are of a Siamese…blue point.

The thing that leaps out at me here is this cat’s focus. Even though a butterfly and a dragonfly hover within paw’s reach, le chat is all about the fish. ALL. ABOUT. THE. FISH.

Talk about intense right? Strength used to be called Fortitude (sometimes still is) and carried a message about single-minded purpose. This card has that going on, y’all.

I like the linear look of this card. I have to tell you that I haven’t even looked at the rest of it. Just pulled a card this morning to see what the deck’s first message was.

Single-minded purpose.

I had an example of that this morning from my chiweenie, Batman. My yarn bag was on the loveseat. He decided it was the optimal bed. No amount of NO from me could pull him away.

So I moved the bag.

No sooner had I sat back down then I heard the bag rustling. Looked up and, yep, sure enough, he was dragging it back to the loveseat. Smart little cookie.

I moved it to a non-reachable by chiweenie place.

So now he’s curled up on my purse. Guess the loveseat isn’t soft enough. But my 14 year old Maine Coon is now right beside him so he’s got his desired cushy bed.

That was my lesson in focus this morning. My own living Strength tableau!

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Strength, Bleu Cat Tarot, Schiffer Books, 2013

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.