Reality, Swords + Self

How the Five of Swords is like a reality tv show.

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#affirmation Today’s card is one of the mental cards. The Five of Swords can often indicate mental battles. These battles may not be real but we give them power by paying attention.

What are we paying attention to?

Other people’s opinions. They are entitled to their thoughts just as we are entitled to ours. Ours should have no more weight in their world than theirs in ours.

By acknowledging that our thoughts are powerful for ourselves rather than others, maybe we can stop wasting time worrying about what others do with their lives.

And likewise.

How much time do we waste watching shows about other people’s lives? Reading articles about other people’s lives? Discussing what other people are doing with their lives?

Me? I’d rather eat bugs than talk about housewives of any town or spoiled children or (fill in the reality show of your choice).

So turn your thoughts to your own doings. Focus on you. Bring your attention back to the one person you do have control over. Make changes. Celebrate differences. Explore your own wonderful self.

Here is your affirmation for today:

I carry my own thoughts. I release others to theirs. My world is made better by focusing on what I can do. I embrace others then release them to their own work. I am a strong, capable human being. My work is good. My life is good. My place in the web is good. Loved and loving, I love each of you.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

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Tarotscopes for March 9-15, 2014

Here are your weekly Tarotscopes. Enjoy! Feel free to share them with your friends.

Dreaming Way Tarot
Dreaming Way Tarot

Here are your weekly Tarotscopes. Enjoy! Feel free to share them with your friends.

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  • AQUARIUS SEVEN OF CUPS Dream a little dream. Indulge in fantastical thinking. Open up to possibilities. Excellent time for woolgathering.
  • PISCES SIX OF SWORDS Expect smooth sailing this week. Moving into calmer times. Space for just being. Less clutter more calm. It’s all good.
  • ARIES FIVE OF PENTACLES Make sure you have budgeted for unexpected home repairs. Money could be a worry this week. Double check repairs.
  • TAURUS THREE OF PENTACLES Time to put your knowledge to work. Collaborative efforts bring you the most bang. Projects need final tweaking.
  • GEMINI LOVERS Partnerships need focus. Try making it about them. Let them know they are important. Less navel gazing this week. More hugs.
  • CAN THE HANGED MAN Your perspective needs changing if you want to get out of this loop. Ask someone else. Then LISTEN to them. Change your view.
  • LEO FOUR OF PENTACLES Conserve energy. Don’t waste precious time. Great wk to focus on your projects. Don’t over-engage with those who don’t give back.
  • VIRGO THE MOON Inner feelings need exploring. Watch that depression doesn’t win. Trust your gut. Explore intuition more. You know this.
  • LIBRA THE MAGICIAN Every tool you need you already have. Create magic in your own world. No need to look to anyone for help. You are magic.
  • SCORPIO THREE OF CUPS Find a friend to celebrate life with. Then another. This will be a time to enjoy the passages of life. Seek joy y’all!
  • SAGITTARIUS ACE OF WANDS Want it? It’s yours as long as you make it grow. Don’t neglect the small things, baby. Good gardeners never neglect.
  • CAPRICORN TWO OF PENTACLES Better juggling necessary. Work is important but so is family. So is me-time. Don’t overdo in any area. Balance.

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Tarotscopes for February 9-15, 2014

Hey y’all! Here are your weekly Tarotscopes. With that old Mercury Retrograde happening, it could be a tougher week for communicating. Remember to be gentle with yourself and others this week.

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Hey y’all! Here are your weekly Tarotscopes. With that old Mercury Retrograde happening, it could be a tougher week for communicating. Remember to be gentle with yourself and others this week.

I have a reading special going on this month. See how to take advantage of it here.

  • AQUARIUS THREE OF SWORDS Some heart upset may be heading your way. Remember to breathe before you react. Mercury Retrograde may hit you harder than others.
  • PISCES SIX OF PENTACLES Generous. You must be generous. With yourself as well as with others. This means forgiving yourself your slips! Share
  • ARIES THE WORLD Expand your heart, your mind, your spirit. Stop living in such small ways. The world is ready for your brilliance. Deliver!
  • TAURUS ACE OF PENTACLES Good time to start a business, find a better job, ask for the raise. This is seed energy. You have to tend to it for best growth.
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    GEMINI STRENGTH Strength of purpose. Strength of vision. Strength of focus. Make sure you are not wandering from your stated goals. Make this work.

  • CANCER FOUR OF SWORDS Sometimes you just get mentally overwhelmed. Taking time out is not a weakness. Recuperation recommended. Time out.
  • LEO FIVE OF SWORDS Careful that you don’t let silly disagreements become friendship-ending quarrels. Mental stressers make people pissy!
  • VIRGO KNIGHT OF SWORDS You will be asked to take on a mental challenge. You are ready! But don’t take on anyone else’s battles, please. Not. Your. Job!
  • LIBRA NINE OF SWORDS Mental anxiety may ruin your week if you aren’t careful. Your stress levels skyrocket. Be gentle with yourself, please.
  • SCORPIO ACE OF CUPS Open up to love. Let it flow both ways. Stop guarding your heart if you want it to heal. Love can heal this. Promise.
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    SAGITTARIUS HIEROPHANT Spiritual counsel might be needed. Look to your own guides first. Rules are set up for a reason. Stop breaking them.

  • CAPRICORN CHARIOT Hurry! Rush! GO GO GO! Yeah, it’s going to be one of those weeks. Try to get the horses all going the same direction.

Remember to do something nice for yourself this week. Even if it is five minutes of listening to your favorite music, it’s time to make time for you. As you go through your week, I challenge you to seek joy, y’all.

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Tarotscopes January 5-11, 2014

Dreaming Way TarotAQUARIUS THE EMPRESS Good week to set up some time to pamper yourself. Indulge in some me time that includes creativity and fertile thinking. Grow something.

PISCES THE SUN It’s your week, baby. Health, happiness and harmony are in the bag. Even the flowers turn towards your amazing brand of happy. SHINE!

ARIES TEN OF PENTACLES Prosperity comes in many forms. Take a minute to review yours. Open your heart to all the wealth in your life–family, friends, pets. It’s so much  more than money.

TAURUS STRENGTH Calm response is called for this week. Don’t let anyone stir you up to the point that you lose control. Focus on what you can actually change. Yourself.

GEMINI HIEROPHANT There are rules in place for a reason. Just because they chafe your bottom doesn’t mean you can ignore them. Grab a tube of diaper cream and get busy.

CANCER EIGHT OF WANDS Don’t expect quiet this week. Get prepared for a rodeo. Tons of activity coming your way. Be prepared. Put your running shoes on.

LEO THE WORLD Sometimes you have to wake up to what is happening. Don’t ignore friends’ advice. You don’t have to like it, but don’t ignore it. You might miss that opportunity.

VIRGO THREE OF CUPS Party on, dude. Meet friends. Get involved. Take action in making your own happiness. Commit to the process of living your life. Stop being a hermit.

LIBRA WHEEL OF FORTUNE Great week for playing games of chance. You have Lady Luck as your bestie. Take some risks. Watch for openings. Improvements and promotions this week.

SCORPIO KING OF CUPS Secrets are good. Keep them close. Not the best time to be a blabbermouth about your stuff. Be confident that your emotions are the right ones.

SAGITTARIUS PAGE OF SWORDS What’s coming your way this week? Mental tests. Intellectual acrobatics. Challenges that will make you think. So do that, okay? Stop and think first.

CAPRICORN THREE OF SWORDS Seems like some weeks it’s all about their trauma. Focus on helping the drama folk to stand down. Your week is going to be about them. Hang in there.

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What would you like to change back and why?

DreamingWay_18Moon19SunToday’s cards are from US Games’ Dreaming Way Tarot. I really love this deck. It’s quirky with images that often make me turn my head this way and that.

Here are the Sun and the Moon. What I particularly like here is the small child crawling out for a lollipop. She’s bare and free of worry. Her future is bright.

Then we see the same girl (perhaps) more mature. She has learned to cover her body–from shame or peer pressure or even personal taste, we can’t know. She gingerly holds the lobster. Again, this is something she wants, but she has also learned that she has to deal with the consequences of her emotional choices.

East of the Sun, West of the Moon is a fairy tale that always makes me think of a favorite book by Pearl S. Buck. I know…my mind…it’s a weird synaptic journey.

But the book is East Wind: West Wind: The Saga of a Chinese Family (Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck) and is about a very traditional Chinese bride married to a very modern Chinese man. It’s a clash of cultures but more than that, really. It’s about blending. It’s said to be one of Buck’s very best. I’d be torn between that and Imperial Woman. I simply adore Imperial Woman.

But back to the Sun and the Moon. Today I’m asking you to tell me something. What do you think has changed drastically from your child self to your adult self?

What would you like to change back and why?

Journal time! 😀

And if you feel like it, I’d really like to know.

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