Tarotscopes June 7-13, 2015

Gaian Tarot
Gaian 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 week I had an amazing day where I read for a group of people who were mature. They explored issues like following their dreams, reaching out to grab life and live it. Then that same night I read for a group of high school graduates. They explored issues like following their dreams, reaching out to grab life and live it. Don’t lose your joy, y’all. Grab life and live it. No time like the present.

Found two great cookbooks this week as well as revisited an old favorite. Sheet Pan Dinners covers an interesting way to cook using less pots and pans. Then, if you are like me, this cookbook on how to use everything you get from your CSA or Farmers Market will help you waste less. Or you can find out what home cooking looks like if you are from cotton country. Got a great cookbook recommendation? Hit me up in the comments.

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CARD OF THE WEEK: [inlinetweet prefix=”CARD OF THE WEEK” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Time to speak up. Time to let your voice be heard. Are you [/inlinetweet]ready to let them really see you when you speak? This week’s card is Parrot from Lisa Hunt’s brilliant Winged Enchantment oracle deck. Parrot likes to be seen and heard so our message this week is to communicate. And don’t hide your spectacular self, either. This is no time to try to face into the background. Be loud. Be proud. PARROT

Winged Enchantment Oracle Deck by Lisa Hunt, 25 Parrot
Winged Enchantment

AQUARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”AQUARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]What can’t you do? That’s the thing you must answer this week. More importantly [/inlinetweet]ask yourself why you think you can’t do something. The World shows up this week to remind you that you are capable of big, big things. This isn’t a week to go small. Go big, big, BIG, my darling Aquarians. Change something in your world then watch the ripple affect as it changes everyone else’s world too. GAIA THE WORLD

PISCES [inlinetweet prefix=”PISCES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Friendship anchors you. Count your blessings in the hearts of your friends. Expect [/inlinetweet]old friends to reach out. Connections will deepen and strengthen even when sadness pulls you towards old memories. Remember the living and the dead with love. Dive into the love knowing your presence is healing them as much as they are healing you. Make new friends but keep the old–that song is yours this week. SIX OF WATER

ARIES [inlinetweet prefix=”ARIES” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Compassion for self is healing. Understanding what makes you strong is good, but understanding [/inlinetweet]why is urgently important this week. Take time to do some self-examination focused on why you make the choices you make. Then decide if that is the best choice and reason. Your personal strength will be your rock this week. Let it be a support rather than an anchor, okay? Don’t be so strong you lose. STRENGTH

TAURUS [inlinetweet prefix=”TAURUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Gather with those of a like mind. This week asks that you focus on group projects so that [/inlinetweet]all can grow from the encounter. Bring what you have to the table. Let them bring what they have. Combining all of your wisdoms makes a smarter, faster, more efficient group. Don’t try to do it all yourself please. The energy will be best when you engage others to create as one beautiful mind. THREE OF EARTH

GEMINI [inlinetweet prefix=”GEMINI” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Nature’s child, that’s you. Explore your physical needs more. Are you feeding your [/inlinetweet]body everything it needs? Healthy food goes further with a healthy attitude. And vice versa on that, chickadees. Fill your mind with prayerful attitude. Reach out to your inner self for wisdom you already carry. Be open to the messages that come this week. A child mind carries you further than a “been there, done that” attitude. CHILD OF EARTH

CANCER [inlinetweet prefix=”CANCER” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Expect growth. Understand that you cannot force things to bloom if you want the full [/inlinetweet]beauty of the flower. If you are looking for work, this is a very favorable time but you must get started. You have to put the feelers out or they won’t see you. Don’t be passed over simply because you aren’t standing out. Money flows in as well even though it may not RUSH in. ACE OF EARTH

LEO [inlinetweet prefix=”LEO” tweeter=”@Tarotscopes” suffix=”..more #horoscope”]Protective instincts ratchet up when those you love are threatened. Please remember [/inlinetweet]that roaring gives your position away. Better to lie low in the grass waiting for them to come to you. Then you may pounce. Emperor energy this week gives you an inner calm that you can use to your advantage at work as well. Focus on the details of any projects. To-do lists are best. EMPEROR

VIRGO [inlinetweet prefix=”VIRGO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Love is in the air, baby. Just hold on to this one fact. What goes around, comes around. When you [/inlinetweet]understand that we all cycle, you will have a better grasp on what needs to happen. The salmon swims upstream then back down again knowing that the cycle of life continues. Dive into the stream rather than watch it go by. I think your week will be better when you emotionally engage the world. TEN OF WATER

LIBRA [inlinetweet prefix=”LIBRA” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Project manager, take a bow. You are the one they will turn to for [/inlinetweet]assistance. Your strength this week will be showing others how to get from point A to point Z every time. Be compassionate with yourself as much as with others. Realize that your reputation as a healer is getting around. Don’t be surprised if a few more lost souls show up for some much needed guidance from you. And healer? Heal thyself, please. ELDER OF EARTH

SCORPIO [inlinetweet prefix=”SCORPIO” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Has anyone ever suggested to you that maybe, just maybe you do to much [/inlinetweet]analyzing? That maybe you need to stop looking for the next best thing to see you are more blessed than you realized? Yes, the world is a hot mess some days. Don’t make that your reality. Accept that your journey is taking you exactly where you need to go at this moment. Accept that what you are really looking for is staring back at you from your mirror. SEVEN OF AIR

SAGITTARIUS [inlinetweet prefix=”SAGITTARIUS” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”…more #horoscope”]Harvesting what is ready is key this week. Make time to check on those growth projects so [/inlinetweet]you can take stock of where you are…what you have. A journey may be closer than you think which could require you to dip into some of that growth. Always leave some seed in reserve. Don’t depelete yourself–no emergency is worth that. And please be gentle with those who tax you physically. They don’t understand. GUARDIAN OF EARTH

CAPRICORN [inlinetweet prefix=”CAPRICORN” tweeter=”@tarotscopes” suffix=”… more #horoscope”]What brings you the most joy? Where can you dive in deeper to experience more [/inlinetweet]of your own personal happy? This week is a good week to indulge yourself. Dancing at the club? Walking in the woods? Whatever it is that charges up your joy battery, make it happen. Get serious about having fun. Hold on to the feeling of joy so you can recreate it when you have to be your workaholic self. Joy isn’t fleeting. Our ability to remember it is. So take pictures. Write yourself a note. Charge up. THREE OF WATER

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.

Gaian Tarot, Joanna Powell Colbert

TarotCopes for 11/23-11/29/2014

Welcome to this week’s TarotCopes for 11/23-11/29/2014. I’ve got some big plans for 2015. Things will be changing around here so keep your eyes peeled. I will tell you that I’ve got some great packages for you. You can identify your course then stay on it with monthly conversations with me. I’m even going to give YOU a present with the packages. So stay tuned.

VWO-53-enchantment copyWelcome to this week’s TarotCopes. I’ve got some big plans for 2015. Things will be changing around here so keep your eyes peeled. I will tell you that I’ve got some great packages for you. You can identify your course then stay on it with monthly conversations with me. I’m even going to give YOU a present with the packages. So stay tuned.

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For those of you following my NaNoWriMo journey, I am just over thirty nine thousand words as of last night. I expect to hit my 50k for my first National Novel Writing Month experience. What’s my secret weapon? !

I’m using two decks this week. The Card of the Week is from the Vintage Wisdom Oracle from U.S. Games. This brand-new oracle deck features lovely images from the Victorian era. It’s charming. The TarotCopes themselves were done with my always-beloved Gaian Tarot.

CARD OF THE WEEK: INNOCENCE tells us to approach life this week with a childlike mind. Open up to seeing things with fresh eyes, darlings.

AQUARIUS ELDER OF FIRE Some things need to be burned away to create space for new things. Don’t mourn what’s going. Celebrate what’s coming.

PISCES EXPLORER OF AIR Follow those thoughts. Climb higher. Escalate your vision. Time to work on moving you and yours up and out. Mental agility needed.

ARIES TWO OF EARTH Both play and work need your undivided attention. 😀 Be as present in prosperity as you are in relaxation to succeed.

TAURUS ELDER OF WATER Dreams do come true if you keep heading towards them. Do not give up on your heart’s desire. It hasn’t given up on you.

GEMINI EXPLORER OF FIRE What makes you passionate? Do that. What fires you up? Do that. Stop feeding the wrong flames if you want to succeed.

CANCER EIGHT OF WATER Letting go of past fears frees you to move forward to new hopes. Stop tying yourself to other people’s loss. Make it about you.

LEO EMPEROR Details take over your week. Delegate as much as you can. Your role is to oversee the joy not create it for each individual. K?

VIRGO AWAKENING What is your next level? Have you thought about that? Where will you go next? Time to make a plan so you can transcend.

LIBRA NINE OF WATER Open your arms to the joy coming your way. Sing your own song your own way. Heart’s desire? It’s in the bag, baby! Go for it.

SCORPIO SEVEN OF EARTH Time to look at your Jan 14 plans. Check off the ones you accomplished. Celebrate. Now get back to work. There’s still time.

SAGITTARIUS THE TREE Pause. Breathe. Reflect. What energy do you want to carry into your holidays. Take time for your own mental health first.

CAPRICORN GAIA THE WORLD Do not look surprised when an amazing opportunity opens up for you. You’ve done the work, darling. Now reap and enjoy the reward.

Thanks so much for pinning and tweeting and facebooking and gplus’ing and all the other sharing you do. I am glad to bring you joy!

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

TarotsCopes for September 28 – October 4, 2014

TarotsCopes for September 28 – October 4, 2014

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World Spirit Tarot Empress
World Spirit Tarot

CARD OF THE WEEK: SAGE OF CUPS Hold on to your emotional control. Don’t let others rock you. Time to be your own captain, darlings!

AQUARIUS NINE OF PENTACLES Success! Take a moment to compare you now to you five years ago. Count your blessings. You may need a bigger sheet of paper.

PISCES JUDGMENT Level up. This is about understanding how you’ve grown. Open up to your new place on this spiral of life.

ARIES MAGICIAN What can you do? Why anything you set your will to, that’s what. Unusual tools make themselves known this week. Use them.

TAURUS DEVIL Sometimes you have to give in to the temptations to relax. Physical pleasures are okay but do not overindulge. That’s a bad habit.

GEMINI SIX OF PENTACLES Generosity can transform a life. Reach out to others to help them see how they can expand their life.

CANCER SEEKER OF SWORDS Careful. The battles you choose this week could turn into epic wars–long ones. Try to be less ready to fight.

LEO FOUR OF PENTACLES Money may not be as available this week. That’s okay. You know how to make a budget and stick to it. Please do that.

VIRGO SEVEN OF CUPS Let yourself do a little daydreaming. Look to the future you want to have. Start making choices to get yourself there.

LIBRA TEN OF SWORDS When you feel at your lowest, look to your friends to help out. One person may be trying to undermine you. Avoid them.

SCORPIO SIX OF CUPS Old friends renew ties. Memories may bring pain, but look for the best parts to ease that.

SAGITTARIUS EMPRESS Creativity blossoms for you. Take up a new craft or go back to one that brought you joy. Sink into self-care this week.

CAPRICORN SIBYL OF WANDS So much needs to be done this week. You need to remember one word to survive. DELEGATE Hire a personal assistant!

World Spirit Tarot, U.S. Games Systems Inc. (OOP)

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Music, Boundaries and Petunias

Today’s card is a reminder that I create my own music.
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Paulina Tarot Ace of Pentacles
Paulina Tarot

Boundaries and borders can be scary things. We set them but then allow others to wander all over them–trampling our petunias as it were. I’m better these days about being firm about protecting what’s important to me. One of those things is my right to allow and or disallow those who bring disharmony into my world.

Every orchestra has discordance. It is what makes a song interesting. But no conductor will allow another conductor to change the way he or she conducts. It is, after all, their interpretation.

I’ve run headlong into an interpretation I do not agree with but I do like the conductor. So for now, I will play as part of that orchestra. When the song is done, I will quietly pack and leave.

This Ace of Pentacles from the amazing Paulina Tarot (U.S. Games) reminds me to focus on my own notes for now.

Today I play for me. Today I reset my personal boundaries. Today I want to be at peace with my own choices. I set fences to keep things in as well as out. I am the conductor of my own song. Loved and loving, I love each of you.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Ace of Pentacles, Paulina Tarot, U.S. Games 2009



Today’s affirmation is short and sweet.

Tea Leaf Fortune Cards
Tea Leaf Fortune Cards

Short and sweet: #dailyaffirmation #affirmation Today I dance when I hear something that moves my feet, sways my hips and opens my heart. Today I laugh out loud for the pleasure of feeling my belly bounce under my chuckles. Today I love my entire self without judging it too large, too small, too anything other than just right for who I am right now. Loved and loving, I love each of you. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Love, Tea Leaf Fortune Cards by Rae Hepburn, U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


Why Hula Hoops Beat Procrastination

Thoughts on hula hoops helping beat a really bad habit.

Crystal Visions Tarot Ace of Pentacles
Crystal Visions Tarot

Today’s card reminds me that hula hoops are an important metaphor in my life. This goes back to something my sister told me. I can’t remember who told her but the saying goes like this.

I can only control what is in my own hula hoop.

So stand up. Now hold your arms out as if you were holding a hula hoop about yourself. Swing your arms to the front and back and to the sides. Get a feel for how much space that is.

You control everything inside that hula hoop area. It’s all yours. You are mistress or master of your domain. Anyone inside that circumference must bow to your wishes.

Anything outside of that circumference?

Repeat after me…not my circus, not my monekys.

If we all focused less on the trauma-drama of others, how much happier we would be. If we simply provided space to listen them and let go of trying to fix them, we could get to the real meat of our day.

Our own stuff.

Yep, it’s a really highly developed procrastination technique. The more I can worry about your shit, the less I have to work on my own.

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Today I focus on my own needs. Today I listen to others and let go of any misguided notion of fixing them. I am in charge of my own experience. I can only control what is in my own hula hoop. Loved and loving, I love each of you.

Ace of Pentacles, Crystal Visions Tarot, U.S. Games 2011


Hiss, Criticism & Buttons

#affirmation Today I understand that what I feel is good. What I believe is right. What I need is joy.

Cat's Eye Five of Swords
Cat’s Eye Tarot

#affirmation Today I understand that what I feel is good. What I believe is right. What I need is joy.

I am struggling today. I’ve received some rather repetitive criticism with no offers of help. This isn’t something unusual. I’m quite guilty of it myself. I can see what’s wrong and how to fix it, but more often than not, it’s so much easier to point out where the porch is sagging rather than just grabbing a post to shove under the sag.

And it is a huge button for me, I admit. Tell me what I’m doing wrong, where there are flaws? Fine. But then don’t step back as if you have no ability to help effect change.

Running a group as a collective often fails because only a handful will actually do the work. Then those in the collective get unhappy because their voices aren’t being heard.

If you are in a group, speak up. Speak up to support. Speak up to volunteer. Speak up to point out where things could be better AND volunteer to be one of the ones fixing things.

[Tweet “Don’t just offer an opinion without your energy as well.”]

Sigh. Sorry, y’all. This situation really has me quite riled up.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Five of Swords, Cat’s Eye Tarot, U.S. Games Systems, Inc.


Tarotscopes for April 6-12, 2014

Vanessa_1MagicianHey y’all! Here are your weekly Tarotscopes. Enjoy!

And don’t forget to check out my monthly podcast which is an in-depth look at how your month is going to go.

AQUARIUS QUEEN OF SWORDS Powerful messages come when you rule your mind. Make sure you see facts and not emotions. Mental tasks need attention.
PISCES KING OF CUPS Avant-garde? Heart-led life? Secrets of the universe to share? Be your own weird fish. Swim where you are led. Joy!
ARIES SEVEN OF CUPS What do you dream of? What do you wake to? It’s okay to have both. Make a dream come true this week. It’s worth it.
TAURUS THE EMPRESS Your creative side needs time. Indulge in making what makes you happy. Let your stuff be most important this week.
GEMINI THREE OF SWORDS Careful you don’t betray someone’s heart. You need to navigate this mental tangle very carefully. Treachery comes back.
CANCER FOOL Stick your thumb out. Catch a ride to someplace else. Yearning to change scenes could be solved by painting a wall though.
LEO ACE OF CUPS Open up to romantic possibilities. You need to hold your cup OUT if you want it filled. Keeping it on the shelf? Not so much.
VIRGO SIX OF COINS Giving without feeling sucks you dry. Volunteering for the right reason enriches you. Balancing that fixes things.
LIBRA FIVE OF COINS Asking for help isn’t weak. Holding on to just enough for you isn’t selfish. Watch your mindset please. Negativity kills.
SCORPIO THE STAR Let yourself shine. Set your goals higher because you’ve got it this week. Others see you for the treasure you are. Glow!
SAGITTARIUS EIGHT OF CUPS It’s in the past. Leave it there. Move towards light and love this week. Stop holding on to all that old crap.
CAPRICORN THE MAGICIAN What will you make happen this week? Hang in there because you’ve got everything you need to create. Just have to start.

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What Did I Use To Believe In?

GhostsSpirits_10WheelHere’s a somewhat macabre take on the Wheel of Fortune. The very talented artist is Lisa Hunt. If you don’t know her name, you should. Besides being one the best known Tarot artist, she is a really nice human being. She even illustrated my Fairy Tales Tarot Spreads ebook! 😀 Enough bragging on Lisa though.

When the Wheel of Fortune shows up, even one with ghosts flowing down and out, I remind my clients that if they want the brass ring life is offering them, then they are going to have to lean out. (Wow. Faulkner would be so proud of that sentence. LOL)

It’s not a matter of whether or not the brass ring is there–of course it is.

The Universe is not setting you up to fail. Promise!

But you are going to have to stretch. You are going to have to take a chance.

If the Fool is the zero card, here he is again at 10. It’s a new beginning for the Fool but it’s not the end of his/her journey. What about you? Where are you on your journey?

This isn’t the end, you know. It’s only another beginning. If the actors knew that when the final curtain fell, that would be their last time on the boards, do you think they would ever start?

Why do any of us start? What makes us believe in stretching? What stops us from believing?

Your journal prompt today is, “What did you believe in that you don’t now? Why?”

Wheel of Fortune, Ghosts & Spirits Tarot, Lisa Hunt, US Games {aff}

#Seekjoy, y’all. Pass it on.