Tarotscopes 10/20-10/26/13

nine-fireWhat is your joy goal this week? How will you seek joy each day? Share in the comments, please. I really want to know how my fellow Joy Seeker Patrol members will pile up their joys.

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  • AQUARIUS FOUR OF FIRE What is sacred space in your world? Create some if necessary. Consecrate your passionate life by believing in yourself.
  • PISCES CHILD OF FIRE Curiosity should be indulged. Go on. Stick your finger into that pie. Some passions can be rekindled if you just allow your child self to roam.
  • ARIES THE TREE Pause. Time for reflection is now NOT later. Review where you’ve been. What can you let go of to move forward? Slow your roll, baby.
  • TAURUS NINE OF FIRE It all comes together now. When you are calm and centered, your world reflects that inner peace. Meditation is better than aspirin.
  • GEMINI EXPLORER OF EARTH Dig into your roots. Explore family ties. Free yourself from bitterness by clearing your inner landscape. Let it go.
  • CANCER CANOE Home is where you are needed most. Focus on your immediate surroundings. Clear clutter–internal and external. Set your personal goals in motion.
  • LEO NINE OF AIR Anxiety feeds on fear. Release fear. Embrace the knowledge that the Universe wants you to be happy. Allow that energy in. Replace the fear.
  • VIRGO THE WHEEL Things turn in your favor. Don’t sweat it. Opportunity abounds. Just step into the possibilities. Expect success. Realize awesomeness.
  • LIBRA HIGH PRIESTESS Some secrets need to be kept. Time to go deeper with your higher self. Ask hard questions then dive deep for the answers.
  • SCORPIO EIGHT OF FIRE Hit it hard and fast this week. Tear up what needs to be done. Veggies first. Dessert later. Just fast and furious list clearing.
  • SAGITTARIUS CHILD OF WATER Love may make you feel like a child. Let yourself sink into an emotional embrace. Write love letters to someone. Love you like you love them.
  • CAPRICORN FIVE OF FIRE Something NEEDS to be said. Make sure you aren’t leading with anger. Righteousness only goes so far so be kind too. Direct your passion.

Nine of Fire, Gaian Tarot, Limited Edition

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SPREAD: Chloe’s Heart’s Desire

She also created a spread based on the fairy tale. I had to try it! Beauty and the Beast is not one of the fairy tales that made it into my Fairy Tale Tarot Spreads e-book.

Yesterday’s blog hop was, as per usual, chock-full of useful spreads and amazing posts. One of my favorite Tarot bloggers offered up the myth of Beauty and the Beast.

She also created a spread based on the fairy tale. I had to try it! Beauty and the Beast is not one of the fairy tales that made it into my Fairy Tale Tarot Spreads e-book.

Chloe’s Heart’s Desire

1) What is my heart’s desire for this turn of the Wheel/at this time?
2) What price will I have to pay for it?
3) What lesson will I learn in the process?

Using Zaheroux’s stark Animalis Os Fortunas deck, here is my reading.

AnimalisOsFortuna_3cards0011) What is my heart’s desire for this turn of the Wheel/at this time?

Moon: I want to dive into my fantasy more. My fantasy being the ability to write fantasy. πŸ˜€ My writing partner and I have recently started producing again. We had a 2 year dry spell with some writing but nothing that drove towards finish. It’s an illusionary task, the business of writing.

I have to let the moon guide me which can be dark and scary at times because the path isn’t clearly lit.

2) What price will I have to pay for it?

Ace of Pentacles: I may have to give up other business opportunities. There may be growth that I have to avoid in order to focus on the writing.

Sorry. I have to say that this feels like a positive answer. I see it more as income helping me not have to pay for it. I will have opportunity for growth that will support. It may be that my price to pay will be my disbelief that I can ever be a truly successful writer.

Yep, I think I’m standing in my own way again.

3) What lesson will I learn in the process?

Emperor: That I am in charge of my own creativity. that I can take care of business by writing and producing. That the proof really is in the pudding, chickens.

This card is the one who takes care of his/her domain. He rules with a firm hand. I will learn how to keep myself on track. I will learn that small steps every day towards my goal will win the day.

Thanks to Chloe for this insightful spread!

What about you? What is your heart’s desire?

How about this spread as your own journal prompt?

Don’t have a tarot deck? Take advantage of my last week of 15 minute readings for $25 and we can do this one together. Remember that prices are going up 10/1.

Animalis Os Fortuna, Megan Weber aka Zarheroux, self-published

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Tarotscopes 9/22-9/28/13

Today is a double post day! Come back at 2pm EST to see my post for the Mabon Tarot Blog Hop. I’ll be joining 20+ other bloggers to talk about the topic provided by Christiana Gaudet. But for now, enjoy this week’s tarotscopes. I used Animalis Os Fortuna by Zaheroux. This intriguing self-published deck features animals and bones. You can see it here.

And pay attention to the suits this week. See anything unusual?

  • AQUARIUS DEVIL Old skeletons rattling around? Um…the keeper of that closet is you. Open the door. Shoo them out. DEAL WITH THEM DUSTY BONES.
  • PISCES TEMPERANCE Deep dives into self bring peace. Balance noise with intense quiet. Celebrate a busy life by saying no to more. Even out.
  • ARIES DEATH Caterpillar to butterfly. What happens in the cocoon to make that change? You, darling, are in the cocoon. So make the change.
  • TAURUS EIGHT OF CUPS Life’s twists and turns brought you here. You don’t have to hold on to all the old hurts. Let them go if you would grow.
  • GEMINI SEVEN OF CUPS Many choices can be overwhelming. Good news is all are good. Bad news? You must choose one if you would move forward.
  • CANCER THE WORLD All things are suddenly possible. Open your door to allow them in. Expand your horizons by expanding your heart. Let it in.
  • LEO SIX OF CUPS Old friends remind you of why you are here. Sometimes they remind you of why you are not there. πŸ˜€ Enjoy a little playtime.
  • VIRGO JUDGMENT Examine your current situation. Time to rise up. Time to move beyond. Time to reach for the next level. Get moving.
  • LIBRA CHARIOT Pace yourself. You need to focus on the path in front of you. Don’t be pulled astray. Don’t sacrifice forward movement.
  • SCORPIO THE LOVERS When someone knows you inside and out, they don’t worry about the bumps. They are in it for the long haul. Are you?
  • SAGITTARIUS THREE OF CUPS Find others like you. Celebrate passages completely. Don’t dwell so much. Move forward. The future calls.
  • CAPRICORN TOWER What are you building? Make sure your high ground isn’t on quicksand. Check all details before committing this week please.

This is a reminder that there are only eight days left to join the Amazing Biz + Life Academy at the current price. It doubles 10/1. It’s worth that double but I hope you can join now so you can get it at the lower cost.

Tarotscopes for 8/25-8/31/2013

Badgers Forest Tarot by Nakisha
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  • AQUARIUS EMPEROR Sometimes just standing up for yourself is enough. Other times you need to make scary noises. This is a week for both.
  • PISCES DEVIL Oh you indolent life! Relax. Let the dust gather. Watch the weeds grow. Um. NOT. Breaking addictions is hard. Keep working.
  • ARIES KING OF RABBITS (Wands) The watchful eye sees the coming danger. Don’t make worries but do stay alert to coming upsets.
  • TAURUS FIVE OF BADGERS (Swords) Stop trying to fix the unfixable. Find better fruit. How much lemonade you can drink? Don’t need this.
  • GEMINI SEVEN OF FOXES (Cups) How much time do you need to make the only decision you can make? When at a crossroads, you must cross or get run over.
  • CANCER STRENGTH Trust. Scary, I know. Sometimes enemies turn to friends.Second chances may be in order. Own your own anger first.
  • LEO KNIGHT OF RABBITS (Wands) Lots of activity this week but very little accomplishment. Just enjoy the ride for now. Follow passion.
  • VIRGO TWO OF FOXES (Cups) Finding what you need is a matter of looking where you are. Appreciate your surroundings to get the most from this week.
  • LIBRA TEN OF RABBITS(Wands) Taking on to much can dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. Try to say no more. Give yourself more free time for the best time.
  • SCORPIO SIX OF CROWS (Pentacles) Share what you have. Accept others gifts. Create a community of open arms + giving hearts. Beautify your world.
  • SAGITTARIUS QUEEN OF BADGERS (Swords) Approach her with care but approach you must. She expects due diligence most of all. Are you up for it?
  • CAPRICORN THREE OF FOXES (Cups) Sometimes playing is the best thing to do. Let your hair down. Work on things that make you laugh out loud.
2013 Tarot Telesummit
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Suns and Best Friends

GypsyPalace_19SunToday’s card caused me to giggle uncontrollably. Why? It’s a language thing. The Sun is a card of energy and movement. It’s about health and life and home and happiness. It’s one of my birth cards.

Here, in the richly colored Gypsy Palace Tarot, the name is translated into English, German, Spanish and Hungarian. In Hungarian, this vibrantly alive card is “A Nap.”

Awww, c’mon! That’s funny. πŸ˜€ If you find words amusing, and I do. πŸ˜€

But look at this woman? She braids her hair from the very energy of the sun. She is a barefoot deva channeling the brilliance and beauty of the card. I love her frank stare and that little crooked “I know how to push your buttons, baby” smirk. She wears a flower on her hip and an anklet of what might be wheat. It is the same thing that decorates her wrap. I just want to dance into this card to whirl around and around with her. Don’t you?

Have you ever met someone like that? Someone who engaged you, inspired you, made you laugh even though you might not have known why? Someone who just made you want to be the kind of person they would like?

I have. I’m blessed to still know that person too. Her name is Cai and she’s been my best friend since we were 16. At 51, I can tell you that we have weathered a lot of bumps. We’ve learned how to navigate life’s interesting “whoops” moments. I know I do it with more grace because of Cai.

Today isn’t her birthday. It isn’t the anniversary of our meeting (I don’t even know what that date is…sometime in June, I think.) It isn’t anything other than just another day in the year where I give thanks for the blessing that is my best friend, Cai. She inspires me.

Yeah, I love her. And I don’t even have to say “not that way, y’all” because it doesn’t matter. Love is love is love. I hope you have someone in your life like Cai. Someone who is your rock and lets you be their rock. Someone who is strong when you aren’t. Someone who doesn’t worry about what others will think.

I guess this is a love letter to my bestie. πŸ˜€ It isn’t the first. It won’t be the last. She’s one of a kind. I hope you have one of a kind too.

The Sun, Gypsy Palace Tarot, Nora Huszka

Go like her Facebook page, please. πŸ˜€

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Do You Awfulize?

RainbowTraveller_8SwordsToday’s card reminds me that sometimes I have to let go of my sword. That’s a bit scary when you are used to protecting yourself for whatever reason. And, I think, the majority of us have very good reasons for wielding our swords. We have years and years of experiences that have taught us to have it at the ready.

But in this Eight of Swords from Carmen Waterman’s Rainbow Travellers Tarot, we see a woman lost in a snowstorm. Let’s say that’s a metaphor for being unable to see something clearly. She’s been carrying a torch and a sword. The torch is to see her way. The sword is to protect herself.

She’s dropped the sword in my story. She’s had to let go of it so she can focus on seeing what needs to be seen. Perhaps she realizes that she needs to get real about getting out of the snowstorm. Maybe it’s become more important to her to move forward than to stand there waiting to defend herself.

My darling honey asked me last week if I thought I tended to “awfulize.” He works in a field where he reads a lot of books on a lot of things. This was in one of his books. The idea is that you dread something so much, that you build up tension in your body which manifests as pain.

I had to admit that I do. (He does as well but he was more than willing to say that. πŸ˜€ )

Do you?

Do you build up in your head the very worst scenario possible? Cast the other players as villains or enemies of your state? Do you run through conversations in your head where you fight with them or argue your point that you know they will hate?

Then get there to find out how wrong you were? Or that you didn’t prepare for the right thing?

What if we approached 90% of events as just events? Not opportunities for failure, defeat, embarrassment. How different would life be?

If I, as a tech support person, didn’t assume that everyone was out to get something for nothing or that everyone wasn’t pissed off at me personally, how much less stressful would my job be?

If I, as a person who needs tech support, didn’t assume everyone was out to rip me off or that everyone saw me as too stupid to live, how much less stressful would my support call be?

Your journal prompt for today is, “What do I tend to awfulize the most?”

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Eight of Swords, Rainbow Travellers Tarot, Carmen Waterman

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Do You Dream In Color?

The Gypsy Palace Tarot, The WorldToday’s card is from a deck I very much want. It was crowd-funded via Indie-Go-Go. I love my crowd-funded projects. Sadly, I couldn’t swing this one at that time. I did share it out though. πŸ˜€

The creatrix, Nora Huszka, is lovely. She shared some images with me so I could share them with you. I hope you will go like her Facebook page as well.

This self-published deck is limited and signed (which makes the collector in me drool, twitch and whine).

Here is her World. I love that the name is in English, German, Spanish and Hungarian. How interesting to see A Vilag for The World. I guess we really are one big village.:D

The eyes of Mother Earth peek out here with what seems, to me, to be a lava flow above her and the blue ocean beneath her. There is a spider web as well as fanciful tropical flowers. I can also see birds in this. What do you see?

This is one of those cards that would rock for meditation work. I can see setting this up then just falling into it. Can’t you? In a way, it brings to mind one of my favorite movies. That’s the lush “What Dreams May Come” with Robin Williams. He falls into a painting at one point. That scene is embedded in my memory for the colors and textures.

You see, I have a confession to make.

I dream in black and white.

I can think of a handful of times where I remember color in my dream.

Maybe that is why I am more drawn to the color decks on some days but the black and white decks also work.

What about you? How about this for today’s journal prompt:

What colors make me happy and why?

The World, The Gypsy Palace Tarot, Nora Huzka, 2013

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Tarotscopes 2-for-1: August Podcast & 8/4-8/10/2013 Weekly

It’s a two-for-one day!

Monthly Podcast!

WildUnknown_5HierophantSo July blew past me. No monthly newsletter (working on August today). Late on the podcast. Wowza! πŸ˜€ How was your July? This month has a lot of court cards taking a bow. I’m using the Wild Unknown Tarot for this month. Love this deck a lot.

If you get an hour reading with me this month, you will receive a free copy of my Fairy Tale Tarot Spreads e-book free. It’s ten introspective spreads that use the archetypes of world fairy tales. Illustrated by Lisa Hunt, these spreads can help you investigate your inner landscape with the help of some fairy tale friends.

Want that free book so you can learn to read the Tarot intuitively? Click here.

Hierophant, The Wild Unknown Tarot, all rights reserved

Weekly Tarotscopes!

Gaian Nine of Earth

  • AQUARIUS Devil(Bindweed) What truly ties you down is your acceptance of bad habits. Cut away those ties that bind. Give up those addictions.
  • PISCES KNIGHT OF CUPS(Explorer of Water Sometimes you just gotta let go.Surf emotional waves. You are a pro at this. Hang ten, baby. Set your heart forward. Follow.
  • ARIES SIX OF CUPS Time to call friends. Time to renew bonds. Time to remember connections. They support you. They love you. Reach out for help.
  • TAURUS EIGHT OF WANDS Ideas exchanged grow. Council meetings necessary. Open up to new ideas/ways. Listen more than talk. Others show true self.
  • GEMINI SIX OF WANDS Success comes. Keep moving. Don’t stop. Busy week but victory is just ahead. Listen to your own passion. Follow that drum.
  • CANCER NINE OF PENTACLES Great week for counting blessings. Small ones pile into larger ones. Understand how much you’ve accomplished if you would do more.
  • LEO THREE OF CUPS Seek joy indeed. Celebrate life. Reach out to those who need more joy. You are joy’s messenger this week. Carry on, darlings!
  • VIRGO TWO OF CUPS Strong partnerships & proposals of commitment possible. Say yes, honey. Embrace the deep,strong, solid emotional bond.
  • LIBRA FIVE OF WANDS Careful what you say. Temper needs to be checked at the door. Passion can overwhelm you if you let it. Control is necessary.
  • SCORPIO ACE OF WANDS Something breaks free in you. Passion urges you forward. Follow your spirit, honey. Go for it with everything you have. GRAB IT.
  • SAGITTARIUS FIVE OF SWORDS Little competition isn’t bad but don’t let it be your be-all/end-all. Focus on flying higher. Leave petty politics to others.
  • CAPRICORN FIVE OF CUPS Emotional reflections not showing you what you like? Fill yourself up then. Stop making that someone else’s job. Be your own support.

Don’t forget to join me over at the Amazing Life + Biz Academy. There are monthly classes (you can do them at any time), meditations, mastermind groups and so much more. I’ve been a member for over a year now. I get more every time I drop by! I want you there with me, darling! The business course increased my income last year by 300%. That just staggers me. I didn’t even implement all of the suggestions from the course.

Nine of Earth, Gaian Tarot, Joanna Powell Colbert

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Loopy and Naughty!

VintageEroticTarot_0FoolToday’s card is a video. What? That doesn’t make sense? See the pain meds I’m on for clarity.Β  As I am loopy as all get out, I’m sharing an older video view.

I did a review of the Le Tarot des Femmes Erotiques which uses turn-of-the-century erotica. These women are plump and unshaven which may turn some off. But for me? I think they represent the best of feminity. I get so very tired of the media representations, don’t you? But back to this naughty deck!

I love the feel of this deck but the Youtube review was a bit hard to do. LOL Yes, I am blushing every now and again in it. WHAT? It’s so naughty! You can get your own naughty copy from Beauty, History and Magic.

And! They now have a playing card deck available as well. πŸ˜€

Fool, Le Tarot des Femmes Erotiques, self-published

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What’s Your Normal Flavor?

Efflorescent_Chariot001Today’s card reminds me that I need to figure out why I’m in this hand basket and where I am going sometimes. Here is the chariot from Katie Rose Pipkin’s black and white Efflorescent Tarot. Sorry kids but it’s OOP unless she finds a publisher. Or at least that’s what I heard.

But I digress. See! It really is about focus with this card.

I’m tired tonight. It’s 11:11 pm by my clock. I should have had this done and been in bed an hour ago. But it’s full moon energy so I’m wound more than normal.

And am I ever normal?

I saw a GREAT quote on Facebook that said, “The day I broke up with normal was the first day of my magical life.”

Awesome isn’t it

But sometimes I lose my focus. I get scattered. I let the magic dissipate. I let normal drive again.

I fear the quirky.
I shun the weird.
I eschew the unusual.

And I’m not very happy when I do.

In a weird way, my life has a normal, for me, rhythm to it that involves talking to dogs and trees, reading cards for a living, writing intensely erotic romance, and chatting with Themselves.

That’s my normal.

I have to rein in both sides of me though. I can’t let avant-garde Arwen outstrip stable Stephanie. Or is that analytical Arwen overpower sassy Stephanie? Either way, both sides have to be moving together to take me in my chariot where I want to go.

Oh how I ramble. Do you ever wonder how I start out at point A and end up at point WTF?

So here is the Chariot. Traditionally a card of mastering one’s life. I would say that the charioteer will never be happy until she is following her own lead. When she tries to be what someone else wants is when the problems start. That’s when she drops the reins and her two selves can squabble about who gets to lead.

Equally yoked. It’s all about keeping both sides equally yoked.

So what’s your normal look like? Take 180 seconds…just three minutes…to journal about that your normal is. The only ground rule is that you can’t compare your normal to anyone else’s.

Because it’s your normal!

Chariot, Efflorescent Tarot, Katie Rose Pipkin, self-published on Etsy

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