Tarotscopes 5/10-16, 2015

Gorgon Tarot Judgment
Gorgon Tarot, Schiffer Books

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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What can a hula hoop teach you about life? I have a few thoughts here. Dive into your own hula hoop reading. Rather have me do it? I’ve got five slots open this week. Hit me up via email. This is an in-depth reading that take an hour. I’m offering it for 25% off my normal hour fee.

I’m curious about what other people read. Currently, I’m reading the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey and her son Todd who has admirably carried on in the world his mother built. So tell me, what’s on your shelf? Or Kindle?

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CARD OF THE WEEK: [inlinetweet prefix=”CARD OF THE WEEK” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Give honor to those who deserve it. Rise up against those [/inlinetweet]who don’t. Judgment is the card of the week. This is a call to examine who and what we work for. Is it an honorable thing we do or is it dishonorable? A big question must be answered this week. This card also calls us to transcend to the next level–to take it one step beyond what we think we can accomplish. That one step will help us answer the bigger question of honor. JUDGMENT

AQUARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”AQUARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Boom. There should have been a boom. Or so says Marvin [/inlinetweet]the Martian. Something needs to come down in your world, Water-Bearers. Feels like you are going to have to work at undoing a thought process that isn’t serving you. Do you still believe you aren’t enough? Kick that attitude to the curb. Once you take down that tower of self-doubt, you will soar. But it won’t be easy. You will have to fight it with everything you’ve got but you can win this battle. Boom. TOWER

Gorgon Tarot Two of Pentacles
Gorgon Tarot, Schiffer

PISCES [inlinetweet prefix=”PISCES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Be cautious in your thinking. With all the retrograde energy going on, [/inlinetweet]it’s easy to lose your focus. When you find yourself stabbing yourself in your own foot, pull your attention back to what must be done. I highly recommend writing out a to-do list to help you through this week. Going to be scattered so rein it in, fishy. SEVEN OF SWORDS

ARIES [inlinetweet prefix=”ARIES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]YAY! Expect that out-of-balance feeling to dissipate just enough [/inlinetweet]to give you some breathing room. There may be a decision that comes up this week around work vs. play. As long as you allow yourself to do both, it will be good. Choosing one over the other may make you feel split. Work on playing and play at work. That will see you through this week. TWO OF PENTACLES

TAURUS [inlinetweet prefix=”TAURUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Well honey, if you continually lay down, they WILL walk all over you[/inlinetweet]. Because you keep letting them AND because you think it’s what you deserve. Knock that off right now, you hear me? There is a difference between being a victim and being a survivor. You bulls are best at surviving. Dump that victim mentality at the door, please and thank you. It’s really quite unattractive. TEN OF SWORDS

Gorgon Tarot Temperance
Gorgon Tarot, Schiffer

GEMINI [inlinetweet prefix=”GEMINI” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Remember that what you put out is what you get back. Don’t fool yourself [/inlinetweet], sweeties. Playing false will bite you in the ass. Stick the truth and nothing but the truth if you want to come clean in a current sticky situation. Best to just own up to any mistakes. And for goodness sakes, don’t let anyone hide behind you. They need to be brought to the light. You aren’t doing anyone any favors. JUSTICE

CANCER [inlinetweet prefix=”CANCER” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Sweet! It’s a week for you to find balance again. Things may have been a bit [/inlinetweet]of kilter. Not to worry. Moderation will win the day. Remember that you can change your energy only. Theirs is theirs. I want you to take some time each day to breathe. Just nothing else but focusing on your own breath. Letting go of what isn’t yours will help you move forward. TEMPERANCE

LEO [inlinetweet prefix=”LEO” tweeter=”@Tarotscopes” suffix=”..more #tarot”]Oh honey, are you feeling a bit out of sorts? I’ve got good news [/inlinetweet]for you. This isn’t the time to dwell on past hurts. There’s a time limit on how much angst you can have over mistakes made. Time’s up. Turn back to those that DO have something to offer you. Please release the hold your past still has on you. You are going to waste the gifts they are trying to give because you are so tied to the past. FIVE OF CUPS

Gorgon Tarot Queen of Cups
Gorgon Tarot, Schiffer

VIRGO [inlinetweet prefix=”VIRGO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Time to do a little navel-gazing, darlings. Finally some time to yourself to [/inlinetweet]start doing some internal housecleaning. Check your attitude at the door. No one really loves decluttering but I promise you that the end result will be worth the sacrifice. Please view things from a different perspective. How much of that mental crap do you really need to hang on to? HANGED ONE

LIBRA [inlinetweet prefix=”LIBRA” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Strong emotions shouldn’t scare you. They are just life’s [/inlinetweet]way of getting your attention. Trust your gut this week, please. And for goodness sake, lead with compassion. No one likes a bitter Bertie, Betty. This week can find you on the wahmbulance if you aren’t careful. Before you open your mouth, double check your intention. Truth is good, but this week? Beauty is better. QUEEN OF CUPS

SCORPIO [inlinetweet prefix=”SCORPIO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Create. That’s all. Just create. Making the world more beautiful [/inlinetweet]is your geas this week. Paint something. Write something. Sing something. Cook something. Do something that adds to the WOW of someone’s every day joy. You are on tap to be joy ambassadors this week. Are you ready? 3, 2, 1 SMILE. You need to be on a roll so others have someone to follow. Yep, TAG! You’re it. EMPRESS

SAGITTARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”SAGITTARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Into every life, a little sunshine creeps. Looks like love may come from an [/inlinetweet]unexpected source. Make sure you are out there with your face turned up to catch the rays. Someone is looking at you with a hopeful heart but are you looking back? What amazing times you can have if you just reach out a hand to say, “Hi, I see you there.” Recognize your place in the partnerships you are already in. TWO OF CUPS

Gorgon Tarot Four of Wands
Gorgon Tarot, Schiffer

CAPRICORN [inlinetweet prefix=”CAPRICORN” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”… more #tarot”]Stability is guaranteed this week if you learn to celebrate the [/inlinetweet]smallest things. Even successfully peeling an egg is a reason to smile. There could be a life event that you need to significantly appreciate. This really needs to be a whole-hearted YEE HAW. Someone near you may not be feeling appreciated. I know, you’ve been busy. Still, it’s time to show those in your immediate world how important they are to you. FOUR OF WANDS

What will it take for you to move into joy? What holds you back from creating small moments of bliss in your world? Got fifteen minutes? I’m ready to help. What’s holding you back?

The Gorgon’s Tarot, Delores Fitchie, Schiffer Books

Tarotscopes for March 29 – April 4, 2015

Gorgon Tarot  Hierophant
Gorgon 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?

This book has been so useful to me. Instead of tackling mindfulness in huge chunks, Kate Sciandra gives small bite-sized pieces. Her practice of building a habit of mindfulness is spread out over six weeks so you can learn to layer things in. I found it to be very easy to do even with my busy life. Get this juicy book today.

Did you know you can hear your full monthly Tarotscope here? Check out March’s in-depth joy journey.. April is coming up soon!

CARD OF THE WEEK: THE HIEROPHANT [inlinetweet prefix=”CARD OF THE WEEK” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]All hands on deck. Now hear this. It is time [/inlinetweet]to restablish schedules, boundaries and most importantly, reconnect with your spiritual self. Spirituality can be a mindfully imbibed cup of tea, an intentional ten minutes of prayer, a walk in the woods. It can be going back to the church that calls to you or gathering friends to circle. Whatever your spiritual house looks like, let’s get it in order, okay?

AQUARIUS QUEEN OF CUPS [inlinetweet prefix=”AQUARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Stong intuitive guides show up this week. Will you [/inlinetweet]ignore them or pay attention? Watch for repetitions of symbols. Those are the ones you need to research. Don’t blow things off this week. Your guides are hollering. Will you listen or must they get out the 2×4…again? Celebrate the Divine Feminine and listen to your Universal Mother.

PISCES HIGH PRIESTESS [inlinetweet prefix=”PISCES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Uh oh, little fishies. Secrets are boiling up from the depths. Make sure [/inlinetweet]you don’t tell anyone something that isn’t yours to tell. Avoid gossip and gossips like the plague. You have the Universe’s permission to hold up one finger and say, “No, I can’t hear this right now.” Seek the spiritual depths of your life to attract the highest vibrations.

Gorgon Tarot Ten of Pentacles
Gorgon Tarot

ARIES TEN OF PENTACLES [inlinetweet prefix=”ARIES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Celebrate the plenty of life. Look at your family, friends, work, home to see [/inlinetweet] how much you really have. Sometimes you get overfocused on the lack, the loss, the “not enough” of life. This week the Universe encourages you to say yes to the life you have. Time to celebrate your joys.

TAURUS KING OF PENTACLES [inlinetweet prefix=”TAURUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Strong financial currents are at work in your world. Are you [/inlinetweet]ready to capitalize on this? Keep your ears open for opportunities to move up in the world. Don’t be surprised if a financial plan unfolds for you that will bring you the wealth you want. Remember wealth is more than money.

GEMINI EIGHT OF WANDS [inlinetweet prefix=”GEMINI” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Now is the time to act. This week puts several opportunities [/inlinetweet]in front of you. Decisions may be hard, but if you dither, you will lose all of them. So grab the one that ignites your passion. The one that takes your breath away just thinking of the possibilities. That’s your ticket this week.

CANCER THE STAR [inlinetweet prefix=”CANCER” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Hold your head up high! You are going to be seen as much as you [/inlinetweet]already see. You are going to light the way for those around you because you do what needs doing. If you’re considering more classes, this card is a nod in that direction. The Star points the way to higher learning and to reaching goals already set.

Gorgon Tarot Wheel of Fortune
Gorgon Tarot

LEO KNIGHT OF CUPS [inlinetweet prefix=”LEO” tweeter=”@Tarotscopes” suffix=”..more #tarot”]Oh you’re a dreamer, but like John says, you’re not the only one. You [/inlinetweet]may need to rein it in just a bit so that you aren’t wandering all over the place this week. Daydreams give you a much needed break but don’t let them stop you from doing what needs to be done.

VIRGO THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE [inlinetweet prefix=”VIRGO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]When someone offers you a cookie, take it. This week will be all about [/inlinetweet]people wanting to give you things. Take what works for you but don’t say yes to everything. And show others how to take chances. Your fortunes are looking good this week, Virgo. Spin that wheel.

LIBRA ACE OF CUPS [inlinetweet prefix=”LIBRA” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Ready for love? Ready for your heart to be full? This [/inlinetweet]is your week. If you hold your heart out there, someone will notice. Make sure you are looking for those who are also holding their hearts out. Reciprocity is the ticket for your joy this week.

SCORPIO KNIGHT OF PENTACLES [inlinetweet prefix=”SCORPIO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Sadly things aren’t always black and white. The good news is [/inlinetweet]your money issues will be very clear cut. Someone may try to help you spend your money, but learn to say no. You can’t buy them responsibility. This is a thing they must learn on their own. Cushioning their fall removes feathers from your own nest. Put you first.

Gorgon Tarot Ace of Cups
Gorgon Tarot

SAGITTARIUS THE SUN [inlinetweet prefix=”SAGITTARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #tarot”]Strong family influences take up a lot of your time this week. Will you [/inlinetweet]make time for yourself? You must you know. It’s for your own health. Family does need you, but you do better when you have gotten your rest and eaten right. Let the Sun card be your reminder that you deserve your own time in the sun.

CAPRICORN PAGE OF SWORDS [inlinetweet prefix=”CAPRICORN” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”… more #tarot”]Decision making is never hard for a Capricorn, but this week [/inlinetweet]it may be challenging. That’s because your focus may be scatter. Open up to the idea that you can let go of some tasks. There will be others who will pick up the slack. Save yourself for the most interesting projects.

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.

Gorgon’s Tarot, Schiffer, 2014

2014 July Tarotscopes

It’s July. I have to check my monthly forecast from @tarotbyarwen. Do you #tarotscope?

The Gorgon's Tarot, the Lovers
The Gorgon’s Tarot

Welcome to the July 2014 Tarotscopes podcast. This month we have a focus card as well as all twelves signs of the Zodiac. Seems we have a theme for this month too. Out of twelve signs, half of them had a message of balance. Was yours one?

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Tarotscopes for the week of June 29-July 5, 2014

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Welcome to your Tarotscopes for the week of June 29-July 5, 2014. Love them? Want your friends to see them? You can use the sharing buttons at the bottom and thank you so much for doing so!

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Card Of The Week: 8 of Wands indicates being aware of your choices. Don’t blame others for consequences based on what you do, dears.

I used Schiffer Publishing’s The Gorgon’s Tarot by Dolores Fitchie. This is a large round deck that features black and white images with hints of red here and there. It’s a striking deck.

The Gorgon's Tarot
The Gorgon’s Tarot


  • AQUARIUS THE TOWER Careful, darlings. Something you cherish may come tumbling down. Be aware of what you are building on and with. Sand?
  • PISCES STRENGTH Lock your focus. Eschew distraction. Your will makes this work. Ignore the naysayers. You’ve so got this, fishies! Make it happen.
  • ARIES KING OF PENTACLES Um, who’s in charge of you, dear? Check the mirror for the answer. Manage your own world before taking on others.
  • TAURUS QUEEN OF PENTACLES Focus on nurturing you. Take care of those nagging physical needs. Time to relax is not indulgent. It’s necessary.
  • GEMINI THE HERMIT Share your knowledge with those who want to learn. Remove yourself from those who don’t. You can guide from afar. It’s okay.
  • CANCER ACE OF SWORDS Mental pursuits may be interrupted. Carve out time to honor your thinking space. You need to let that mine wander a bit.
  • LEO TEN OF WANDS Has your to-do list gotten out of hand? Do you have an elephant to eat now? One bite at a time. Also? Learn to say no. 😀
  • VIRGO FOUR OF CUPS Contemplating emotional isolation is all well and good. Still you might consider calling a friend up. Make a date! Do something.
  • LIBRA JUDGMENT A good time to examine spiritual/philosophical goals. The next level is here. Are you ready to rise up? Start climbing.
  • SCORPIO THE EMPRESS Paint. Write. Sculpt. Put your creative juices to work. Overflowing with idea this week. Make some of the happen.
  • SAGITTARIUS THE MOON Some of that light may be misleading. Please take a moment to reevaluate major decisions. Look under the rocks too.
  • CAPRICORN THE HIEROPHANT Spiritual pursuits lead you into the past. Explore your personal boundaries/rules. Break/change/reinforce. It’s up to you.

I hope you will join me for daily affirmations and musings as well.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!


Gorgons, Love & Affirmations

Today’s thought? Too much sturm and drang, baby. Too. Much. Everyone seems to be pissy–even me. I have caught myself being super judgmental and exceptionally mean these past few weeks.

So I pulled a card at random…

The Gorgon's Tarot, the Lovers
The Gorgon’s Tarot

Today’s thought? Too much sturm and drang, baby. Too. Much. Everyone seems to be pissy–even me. I have caught myself being super judgmental and exceptionally mean these past few weeks.

So I pulled a card at random from The Gorgon’s Tarot by Dolores Fitch (Schiffer Publishing).

Whoop.There it is.

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This is a round Tarot (kudos to Schiffer for producing a round Tarot since they are very hard to print from what I hear.) It is in black and white with some rare accents of red here and there.

The box is one of the things Schiffer does the best. Sturdy with a magnetic closure, this box is about the size of a hardback book. The cards and LWB nestle nicely inside.

I’m fascinated by the artwork because it reminds me a bit of the art of Zentangle which I indulge in.

This deck doesn’t shy away from unusual artistic interpretations while still holding on to tradition. Here we see the man and woman looking up at the spirit. Well, she’s looking but his eyes are cast toward her.

So only one of them is really getting the message. Sounds like more than one relationship, doesn’t it?

Communication is important. Right now, for me, communication with love as the message is more important. I’m going to do my best to sit on myself for one more week. I tend to get really cranky during Mercury Retrogrades (even when I don’t know they are coming!)

Affirmation for today:

I speak love. I repeat love. I stay open to love. I turn my ears away from meanness. I offer comfort when there is sadness. I offer peace when there is anger. Loved and loving, I love each of you. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Lovers, The Gorgon’s Tarot, Schiffer Publishing

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