Winter is still here and it seems everyone in town is sick, including me. It has always been a challenge for me to stay in bed and rest without guilt. It didn’t help when I saw a cold medicine commercial in which a sick guy goes to work strapped to his bed. I started to feel twinges of guilt for staying in bed. Then I thought, what is the media feeding us? Seriously – if you are so sick you feel like you should be in bed… be in bed. You body is trying to tell you that you are contagious and not to be around other people. This all reminded me of the tarot card, Four of Swords. The Four of Swords card’s lesson is rest, reflection and restoration during times of stress, sickness and sorrow. We all get sick at some point no matter how well we take care of ourselves, or how many times we wash our hands. Our challenge is to remember that rest is an essential part of life, and sometimes the best cure is to stay in bed. P.S. Remember signs that have * it’s a big week for you.
Aries – Ace of Swords – This is a great week for new ideas. So spend the week reading, going on line, listen to books on tape, investigate things with your mind. There are new ideas on your horizon- go and find them.
*Taurus – Strength – This is a week to tame and direct the energy in your life. You have all that you need to do the things that you want to. You just need to spend some time this week finding ways to focus your energy where you want it to go. So think of yourself as a lion tamer, and the things you need to get done as your lions. The challenge is: Can you find a way to cajole “your lions” without the whip?
Continue reading Tarotcast week of January 31, 2016
The hero theme has continued in my ponderings this week. I have noticed that the theme of superheroes has escalated since 2000. Let’s just look at what’s on Hulu/Netflix TV line up right now: Flash, Green Arrow, Heroes Reborn, Stitchers, Shadow Hunters, Legends of Tomorrow, Agents Of Shield, Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, with nine more in the works for 2016. And then the movies: Ant-man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four Series, The Avengers Series, Spiderman Series, X-men Series and that’s just to name a few. A friend of mine has this fun and enlightening exercise about super heroes that I would like you all to try this week. 1) Identify at least three of your super powers. 2) Give yourself a super hero name. 3) Identify what is your kryptonite. (I recommend doing this with someone. They can help you think of things. Because sometimes we don’t see our own amazingness. Also, for fun I have listed two superheroes to give you a starting point.)
P.S. One more day left with Mercury in retrograde. Remember signs that have * it’s a big week for you.
Aries – Ten of Pentacles- Hope you found some solitude last week because this week is full on. This is a week to get things checked off your to do list. With the Ten of Pentacles in your court, things will get easier and easier as the week progresses. Superheroes- Wonder Woman and Superman
Taurus – Knight of Cup- The Knights means movement and Cups are emotions. So last week you had some time to use your imagination. This week experiment with and get a moving on some of those ideas…and always remember to follow your heart. Your heart will lead you down better paths this week then your head. Superheroes- Vixen and Daredevil
Continue reading Tarotcast week of January 24, 2016
David Bowie died this past week and it has made me very retrospective about life, death, and time. We are only given a certain amount of time on Earth. And we are given the choice on how we spend it and who we spend it with. For a wide variety of reasons he is my idol, hero and muse, but the one that stands above the rest is his humanness. To me Bowie represented a person who really loved- living, creating, making mistakes, challenging himself and in doing so, challenges others to do more. Was he perfect -absolutely not- but he was very human. And I feel, luckily, I shared his investigation of life through his music and art. In honor of his life, I have added a David Bowie song to each sign. I hope my tarotcast enlightens you to see your own idols, heroes and muses in others and yourself.
Reminder: Mercury retrograde is still on till January 25. Mercury in retrograde is related to snafus in communication, interaction with our surroundings, mixed messages and cosmic redos.
P.S. Remember signs that have * it’s a big week for you.
Aries – Nine of Pentacles- This week you have every right to sneak away into your secret place and do whatever you want. I guarantee you Aries, if you do, you will grow something magical. Song: “Sound and Vision” – Low
Taurus – Seven o Cups- Imagination is the name of the game this week. It is a great time to think of new projects and experimentations. So here is a challenge for you if you are stuck. Try the Cut-Up Technique-Take any writing- an newspaper article, your journal, and/or a page from an old book- cut them up into words and/or sentences put them all in a bag. Then pull out seven pieces and try to create another piece of writing. Song: “Moonage Daydream”- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars
Continue reading Tarotcast week of January 17, 2016 – David Bowie
Welcome to the first Mercury in retrograde of 2016. Mercury retrograde started January 5th and goes till January 25. Mercury in retrograde is related to snafus in communication, interaction with our surroundings and mixed messages. But in some way I love Mercury in retrograde because it gives us the opportunity for a cosmic redo. For example: Terrible time to start projects- great time to revise, re-consider plans for said projects and a great time to finish up old projects. Terrible time for buying new things- great time to find things that are lost. Bad time for communicating new ideas – great time for reconnecting with people from your past. So though you are having trouble moving forward with Mercury in retrograde, it does give us a time to tie up loses ends and reconnect with our past.
.P.S. Remember signs that have * it’s a big week for you.
Aries – Page of Rods- So Pages are part of the Court cards in the tarot deck, which can represent actual people. The Page of Rods can mean that a youthful enthusiastic creative person will arrive in your life and you should “hang” with them. Some of their joy will rub off on you. It can also mean that this is what you should bring into to your own life. I bet, if you do become youthful enthusiastic and creative, people will want to hang with you too.
Taurus – Eight of Swords- OK, Taurus Eight of Swords is pretty straight forward. You are binding yourself with your own thoughts. The best remedy for this card is do something. Preferably something that gets you into “the flow”- you know that space where you are so in the moment that you loss time. The more you stay in the moment the less likely you will limit yourself with your own thoughts. And one other thing – they are just thoughts- not reality. And especially not the reality you would actually want to happen so don’t give them anymore energy.
Continue reading Tarotcast week of January 10, 2016
Welcome to 2016. Last year I had some insights in to how a personal love, fairytales and myths, fit and work into my life. I have been fiddling with the concepts around the reality and myth of unicorns and narwhales. What I have learned so far is that unicorns were originally mentioned by the Greeks in their “encyclopedia” of animals as wild untamable beasts and are thought today to actually be an extinct one horned rhinoceros. No really myths were around them until later with Christianity in Europe where they became associated with virgins and purity. The Vikings took advantage of the unicorn myth and sold narwhale tusks as unicorn horns to the European aristocracy; even Queen Elizabeth had one in her Cabinet of Curiosities at court. As far as narwhales are concerned we know very little about them. Except that mostly males but some females grow their left canine tooth out of their lip and it spirals into that tusk shape. So the interesting thing is we know more about the “mythological” unicorn and less about the very really narwhale. So I challenge you this week to pick a mythological beast and a really animal and do some compare and contrast.
P.S. I added to your reading some suggestions of mythological beasts that are loosely associated your cards to give you a place to start. Remember signs that have * it’s a big week for you.
Aries – Three of Pentacles- With the Tower card last week, the Three of Pentacles gives you some more time to shore up your foundations and start work on what new habitats and goals you want to build in 2016. Mythological beast: Gryphon
Taurus – Eight of Rods- I hope you got some time alone last week because this week is full. The Eight of Rods is suggesting that you will be getting a lot of messages from your environment. Usually these messages will have some important information for you to use in the near future so pay attention. Mythological beast: Pegasus
Continue reading Tarotcast week of January 3, 2016