Tarotscopes for May 3 – May 9, 2015

Zombie Tarot
Zombie Tarot

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. What’s holding you back?

Did you know I’m a huge advocate for joy? I know…shocker. I’m listening to an audiobook series right now that is bringing me a lot of that joy I seek. It’s an older one but the series is fun. Have you read/listened to this series? No spoilers but if you have, tell me in the comments. Or make your own recommendations. I really adore books, don’t you?

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CARD OF THE WEEK: [inlinetweet prefix=”CARD OF THE WEEK” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Life gives. Death takes away. Or is that the other [/inlinetweet]way ’round? Either way, the messag of the week is one of balance. Don’t expect more out than you put in. Don’t assume others will be happy to give their all just because you are. If you can moderate your reactions, you will survive this week. Strive to be as middle-of-the-road as possible–particularly in extremely volatile discussions. TEMPERANCE

AQUARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”AQUARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Well, once it all falls apart, you will need [/inlinetweet]a road map, some strong twine and a safe place to hide. Remember you can prevent this from being one of “those” weeks by limiting your engagements. Really good week to find a hidey-hole. Definitely avoid the malls. And if it really falls apart? Ask yourself this. Do you really want it back the way that it was? Maybe your chance to change things for the good of all. TEN OF WANDS

PISCES [inlinetweet prefix=”PISCES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]It’s a bad idea to give into the grief because [/inlinetweet]there may be more coming. Hold strong for now. Find solace in others. If you focus on all the “what went wheels up”, you may find that there are those in your life who would be happy to deliver more of the same emotional carnage. Better to stand up, face the future instead of letting them eat you alive. FIVE OF CUPS

ARIES [inlinetweet prefix=”ARIES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Um, any port in a storm may not be the [/inlinetweet]best answer. This week promises to offer plenty of sympathy and tea coming your way. You just need to make sure there isn’t arsenic in the tea. Some are genuine in their offers of support. Some never are. Play it smart, Aries. Avoid the lovers of old lace to stay emotionally healthy. You know what I mean. FOUR OF CUPS

Zombie Tarot Queen of Wands
Zombie Tarot

TAURUS [inlinetweet prefix=”TAURUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Honestly, sometimes you make it worse than it is by [/inlinetweet]over-engaging with the enemy. Yes, the enemy. That can be yourself when you are being so negative about yourself. It can be your friends who don’t support you with love and laughter. It can be the job that seems to big to finish. Your attitude is going to need watching this week. Stay positive, Bulls. Don’t let your own mind pull you down. NINE OF SWORDS

GEMINI [inlinetweet prefix=”GEMINI” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Baffle them with bullshit or maybe it’s a good week to [/inlinetweet]just make a decision. A final decision. One that you can’t waffle on. Time to fish or cut bait, my dears. Analyze the decision. Poke at the roots. Then either fertilize it so it will grow or chop it down. You weaken your own position by not stating the obvious. TWO OF WANDS

CANCER [inlinetweet prefix=”CANCER” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Be aware that legal issues could be decided this week. If [/inlinetweet]you are in the wrong, prepare to pay the piper. If you are in the right, prepare to be paid. Also pay attention to areas in your life that need more balance. Fairness comes into play as well. Do the right thing every time to succeed this week. Cutting corners is not recommended. JUSTICE

LEO [inlinetweet prefix=”LEO” tweeter=”@Tarotscopes” suffix=”..more #tarot”]Sometimes the very best weapon is your brain when your heart [/inlinetweet]is fully engaged. Stop being mean. Being kind takes more strength than you know. Filtering out the anger so that the compassion can take over is a real cardio workout. Your anger may be justified, but try replacing it with love. See how much better you feel. Because, in the end, it’s really all about you. STRENGTH

VIRGO [inlinetweet prefix=”VIRGO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Winner! You have done all the work so now you get to [/inlinetweet]enjoy the spoils of your own personal battles. Just remember that generally speaking, one battle doesn’t win the whole war. Still, it’s a good week to rest on your laurels. Accept the accolades coming your way. Quietly make preparations for the next phase of this journey. SIX OF WANDS

LIBRA [inlinetweet prefix=”LIBRA” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Learn this lesson well to succeed in all things. You must [/inlinetweet]work with others. Bringing others in on the plan or project will ease your work load plus widen the scope. When you can be open to group effort, you can make it better. Not a good week to go the “I do it myself” routine, okay? Accept help. Offer help. Form committees even. Just remember this is about the group mind this week. THREE OF HAZARDS

Zombie Tarot Eight of Swords
Zombie Tarot

SCORPIO [inlinetweet prefix=”SCORPIO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Sometimes we are hoisted on our own petard when we [/inlinetweet] forget how trapped we can be by our own decisions. Faced with something you don’t want to do? Feeling put up on,ill-used, taken advantage of? Take a moment to really examine the situation. Who said yes in the first place? How many outs did you have that you didn’t take? Time to face the music, Scorpio. Your own belief may have gotten you hear. Change how you think to leave. EIGHT OF SWORDS

SAGITTARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”SAGITTARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Oh the key energy of this week is dedication with a side of [/inlinetweet]multi-tasking. Time to show off your multi-armed approach to all you have to get done this week. Super full plate? Don’t worry, Archers. You’ve got this. Expect a burst of energy about mid-week to carry you through this “get ‘er done” frenzy. Do remember that you don’t have to do anyone’s work other than your own. If you say yes to them, no fair being a martyr. You did say yes. QUEEN OF WANDS

CAPRICORN [inlinetweet prefix=”CAPRICORN” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”… more #tarot”]Sometimes it feels like everyone needs a piece of your [/inlinetweet]heart. As if they think you can be all things to all people. Don’t be surprised if someone tries to bite you in the ass after you’ve been nothing but kind to them. Just that kind of a week. My advice? Grab a journal and get to writing. Sometimes putting all the emotional stress and trauma down on paper makes it easier to manage. You know, Cappy….make a list. THREE OF SWORDS

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.

Zombie Tarot, Quirk Books, 2012

Privilege, Mops + Family

What about you? What do you think your family thought you might grow up to be? What did you want to grow up to be?

Housewives Tarot  4 of Wands
Housewives Tarot
Today’s affirmation is based on this quote from Joseph Campbell. “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” How many times have you tried to squeeze yourself into the wrong place? Tried to alter how you thought, felt, looked in order to fit in?

I think it’s fairly natural to do this as a child. We want to feel safe and secure so we try to get with/go with the crowd. We don’t want to stand out. We intuitively know (or are taught in unpleasant ways) that being different makes us targets.

Then we hit those teenage and young adult years. High school and college can be a time of trying out different approaches. Maybe seeing if we really are rebels. It’s about testing ourselves against our own images of ourselves–and maybe the images our families have of us.

I imagine my family thought I would be married with grandchildren at my age. I’d have most likely been a teacher or maybe a librarian. I should ask them sometime what they imagined I would grow up to be.

I’m fairly certain bisexual, Wiccan, psychic wasn’t on that list.
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What about you? What do you think your family thought you might grow up to be? What did you want to grow up to be?

Strangely? I wanted to grow up to be a writer. My family probably saw that one coming though. HA!

I think this Four of Wands from the Housewives Tarot by Quirk Books captures this! She’s risen above it all but she’s supported by those mops because that’s the work she’s done!

Today’s affirmation:

I revel in my privilege of being who I am. I accept that my path has brought me from my family’s image of me to my image of me. I hold my connections to my past with gentleness and love. I release any hurt from that past. Loved and loving, I love each of you.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Four of Wands, Housewives Tarot, Quirk Books http://amzn.to/1sffRbH

Bitch, Please: Talking To The Star

Bitch, Please: Talking To The Star

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Housewives Tarot Star
Housewives Tarot

#affirmation So I really love today’s card but I am not seeing it in the hopeful setting I normally see it. No, for some reason my first response was, “Oh bitch please…as if we could all do that every day.”

The Star is a card of hope, of goals reached, of aspirations achieved. Here we see a happy housewife whose cherry pie has won first prize.

But my reaction was so negative. LOL So what I want to talk about today is the idea of “keeping up with the Jones.” If you aren’t familiar with that statement, it means the idea that we have to do as well as, or better, than our neighbors.

What a recipe for disaster that is, right? Instead of baking our own out-of-this-world sour cream raisin pie, we set out to mimic the cherry pie winner. We leave our creativity sacrificed on the doorstep of “one better.”

I vote for more pies of all different flavors–and cakes, cookies, cupcakes…ahem. My blood sugar may be dropping. Sorry.

So here’s today’s affirmation based on the Star from the Housewives Tarot (Quirk Books):

Today I am my own star. I reach for my own goals. I focus on what I am best at. I strive to achieve quality in my own way. I set my expectations based on my own strengths. I judge me against myself. I’m my own best competition. Loved and loving, I love each of you.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!

The Star, Housewives Tarot, Quirk Books

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Yikes! #Zombies this week for my tarotscopes. Hold me. I’m scared.

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Zombie Tarot
Zombie Tarot

Card Of The Week: DEVIL Tempted to do something you shouldn’t? DON’T. The danger lurking behind is greater than the risk. Play it safe this week.

AQUARIUS MAGICIAN Time to own your creativity. Time to believe in your tools. You can make things happen so get started. Stop dithering.

PISCES THREE OF WANDS Pay attention. Joining with others to make something bigger is a good idea.Waiting for them to come to you? Make your move first.

ARIES SEVEN OF HAZARDS Learn everything you can. Prosperity comes from using what you have. Rest is okay but work still has to be done.

TAURUS PAGE OF HAZARDS Job potentials are here. Keep it fresh. Play more. Loosen your grip on the rules if you want deserved recognition.

GEMINI ACE OF HAZARDS Time to make things happen. Money tight? Make a better budget. Need a job? Send out more resumes. Seize the moment!

CANCER JUDGMENT Actions bring unavoidable consequences. Payment comes due this week so grit your teeth + make it right. Learn from this.

LEO DEATH What changes must you make? What transitions are you stuck in? Shake loose. Break free. Painful? Sure but the payoff is huge!

VIRGO FOOL Time to step out of your comfort zone. You need to make those dreams happen by starting today. Smart risks pay off so do it.

LIBRA FIVE OF WANDS Stop letting competition destroy you. Break free of those who must always be better. Crawl if you must but get away.

SCORPIO EIGHT OF WANDS Why do you play the victim when you know you’re the winner? Stop playing into their hands by believing their meanness.

SAGITTARIUS FIVE OF HAZARDS Home is important. Never stop fighting for your place of peace. Struggles this week around home end with your desired outcome.

CAPRICORN FOUR OF HAZARDS Money is as easily made as it is spent. When you stop the flow one way, it stops the other too. Loosen up a bit.

Today’s deck? Zombie Tarot reminds me to double-tap + stay away from the mall! Get it before it gets you. πŸ˜€

Housecleaning Is The Goal???

Housewives_1WandsToday’s card is a fun version from the Housewives Tarot. It makes me wrinkle my nose and think, “But I don’ wanna do it.” I mean I know there are those that enjoy cleaning house. I’m not one of them. πŸ˜€

But what catches my eye in this is not the feather duster, but the background. Do you see it? It may be too small in this picture. The background is a blueprint. You see the 10×15 kitchen, the 10×15 master and more. There’s even landscaping sketched in.

Ah yes, the perfect Ace of Wands reminder. What you do in the here and now should be geared towards what you want in the future.

And what do you want in the future? If your goals are limited to physical things/wants, I challenge you to broaden your search. Realize that your goals need to be less “lose 50 pounds and find a partner” and more “wake up happy every day.”

Because while one is completely doable, the other will make the first an afterthought. Once you can wake up happy every day, you will be on the right track.

Wow, Arwen. You really wake up happy every day?

Hell to the no.

I wake up in pain and wondering if I can call out at work.
I wake up, smack the snooze and go back to sleep.

πŸ˜€ I’m human.

But I reset my mind. I write a daily affirmation. I hold on to that. Do I lose it? Sure, I do.

But the secret to being a professional joy seeker?

I keep the goal in mind.

I seek joy so I can be the person I believe myself to be.

Seek joy, y’all! Pass it on.

Ace of Wands, Housewives Tarot, Quirk Books, 2004 [aff]

Oh, Get Filled!

Housewives_1CupsToday’s card reminds me that too often I look for others to fill me up. I forget that the best judge of what I need is usually me.

I say usually because there are times when certain people can ask me if I’ve lost my damned mine or if I just think career suicide is the way to go.

That’s generally right after I’ve told them how I plan to tell someone off at work. 😐

Yeah, not a good thing.

Luckily where I work now is, for the most part, a great place. Like all jobs, it has those things (and people) I’d rather not have to deal with.

But let’s get back to that cup.

Is it completely empty or is it ready to be filled up?

For me, the Ace of Cups is a sign that my client is ready for emotional fulfillment. Someone is waiting for them to give them the signal.

How often have you needed a refill at a restaurant? Wasn’t it just natural to hold your glass up so someone would recognize your need?

How hard is it to hold your metaphorical glass up? How hard is it to know that glass will be filled?

More…how hard is it not to fill that cup with bitter wine (whine works too) dwelling on what you don’t have and what you can’t get and what isn’t falling into place.

Imagine the Universe is standing by with a pitcher of joy.

A full cup can’t be filled.

Don’t fill your cup with bitterness and negativity.

Stay open to the idea that joy is not just coming.

It’s here.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Ace of Cups, Housewives Tarot, Quirk 2004 [aff]

Wanna Come To Crazyville?

Housewives_11SwordsToday’s card reminds me that I often do things I know I should not be doing. It’s not as if I don’t know better. It’s as if I think I’m bullet-proof or that I can get away with it for just this one time. Like eating ice cream when I’ve worked to eliminate fat from my diet. Or running with scissors as our young Page of Swords does here.

This is the quirky and totally fun Housewives Tarot. This card represents those mental thoughts that we don’t quite have a handle on. Sometimes they run wild and hurt us or others. We create drama where there was none to create.

But what about when you are in a situation where a trusted friend turns into the Page of Swords? When someone you have always thought the best of suddenly goes straight off the rails into “cuckoo for cocoa puffs” territory?

How do you deal with that?

You can certainly shake your finger and admonish them to “Stop that” or to “Behave”. But does that do you any good?

I think not. I think it just makes me more involved in their crazy. I have to step out of my hula hoop into theirs to make them stop. And really, can I make anyone but myself stop?

All I can do is step away and isolate my interactions with them. I can monitor how I deal with them on a daily basis–if at all. Sometimes you have to. If they are someone I work with, I can’t turn my back on them. I have to offer them the same level of service as others.

What I can do is limit my energy interaction. I can throttle back my openness and create boundaries for me. I can make sure that when my erstwhile friend or co-worker, I am making sure my hula hoop stays as free and clear of their erratic behaviour as possible.

Is it fun to see someone I care about go off the deep end? Not even a little. Still, the person I must protect first is me. And to do that, I have to make sure my boundaries are tight.

One place that has helped me immensely in learning about how to maintain my own hula hoop is Leonie Dawson’s Amazing Biz + Life Academy. [aff] Come join me!

Your 180 second challenge is a two parter. The first is easy. Just think about those in your life who are inviting you to play in their crazy.

Now for the true challenge. Ask yourself this.

“Why am I RSVPing yes?”

I give you permission to decline those invitations. I assure you it is okay to say no to one more round of drama llama ding dong. Do it for you.

Seek joy, y’all. Limit your trips to other people’s Crazyville.

Page of Swords, Housewives Tarot, Quirk Books, 2004[aff]

Uzis, Accessories & Will

And look out the window! The troops are coming. If she can just hold off the slathering horde, she’ll make it.

Today’s card is a reminder that sometimes you have to take the high ground even if you have to use force. This means that you can’t let your detractors drag you down. The force is best applied to your own strength of will unlike this fabulous Seven of Swords.

Of course, if your detractors include a horde of zombie party guests, I guess a high heel to the face could be deemed necessary. I don’t know about you, but I’m wondering where she picked up the neat little Uzi.

Still a girl must accessorize, right?

And look out the window! The troops are coming. If she can just hold off the slathering horde, she’ll make it.

So your thought for today is that when you take the high ground, others will come to your defense. Maintain position and never forget the most important lesson of this card.

Two shots. Straight to the head.

Okay, so maybe not in the real world, but you know what I mean. Be firm. Be direct. Don’t be wishy-washy when the 7 of Swords shows up.

Seek the high ground, y’all. Pass it on.



Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

7 of Swords, The Zombie Tarot: An Oracle of the Undead with Deck and Instructions, Quirk Books 2012

P. to the S. I can’t recommend this deck highly enough. It’s packaged with an eye to highlight the zombie theme plus it really actually reads very well.

Whoosh, Plunging & Doom

Today’s card is a bit scary to me and many others. I mean really! Do they have any concept of what they are doing? Have they thought about it? Talk about crazy. Who is that said anyone with half a mind to get married has all the qualifications?

Then, I go back to yesterday’s card. OMG! I’m being a crow. All I can see is the plunge to doom. I can’t even hold on to the hope that the car is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang‘s granddaughter. I ignore the blissful happy faces. The hearts floating mean nothing to my crow mind.

Ever been that person? I know I have. This is my one big bump in life. I’ve been married. Twice to women and once in a perfectly acceptable male-female format. None of them panned out. Will I marry again? Hmmm, that remains to be seen, but most likely yes. πŸ˜€

This Lovers card is a reminder to me to not be a crow in my own life. I can’t seek joy if I’m enumerating all the ways this relationship could Titanic on me. Or Hiroshima. Or Pearl Harbor.

I have to lift my head up and enjoy the whooshing sound the wind makes as we take the plunge.

WHOOOSH, y’all! Whooshity whoosh whoosh.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Lovers, Housewives Tarot, Quirk Books, 2004

Stockpiling, Zombies & Joy

Today’s card makes me laugh even though I think it isn’t supposed to. A traditional meaning of this card is make a wish or getting one’s heart’s desire. I think this gal isn’t just hoping to get her desire. She’s planning on it.

Locked and loaded, the 9 of Coins from the Zombie Tarot by Paul Kepple and Stacey Graham (Quirk Books, 2012) shows a woman determined to stay alive. I think this is a fine example of how to put this card’s energy to good use.

I mean it’s grand to have a wish. It’s spectacular to know your heart’s desire. But what are you going to DO for it? Are you going to get active? Are you going to protect it from all comers (even brain-eating ones) once you have found it?

I don’t think our pretty woman is going anywhere. She’s got the radio to stay tuned to any broadcasts. Her back is to the sea. She’s got the pump action rifle in her hand. She’s wrapped up to stay warm. Now all she has to do is survive the Zombie Apocalypse.

What will you do to keep your heart’s desire? What actions can you take today to start stockpiling your own joys? Put some memories aside so when you have to hunker down for the hard part of this journey, you have some ammunition handy.

9 of Cups, Zombie Tarot, Quirk Books 2012

Seek joy, Y’all! Pass it on.