Tarotcast week of Nov. 27, 2016


Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer and teacher died this past week. She developed a theory called deep listening. She describes deep listening as a “way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing.”  Her love of sound came from listening to the sounds of nature in her youth. I love that one of my friends describes her music as “a soundtrack to a dream.”

I have listened to her Ted Talk on listening vs. hearing many times. She has so many deep thoughts about the difference between the two. And though she talks about deep listening to sound, I find that her theory resonates with me about listening to each other in conversation. Listening is filtered through our personal experiences and our culture. Listening is a paradox of consensus and subjectivity.  A quote of hers that goes beyond music is “Hear with your ears, listen with your heart.” It is something we all need to do –  especially around the holidays when we have a tendency to rush. There is more there then just words, conversation, sounds, and even Christmas carols. There are feelings and exchanges of energy. So try this week to slow down and know life by listening to its sounds and rhythms.

More links to Pauline Oliveros and listening:

P.S. Remember, when signs have * it’s a big week for you.

Aries – Page of Cups – The love-fest continues this week with the Page of Cups. Last week, you were advised to enjoy yourself in the company of others. The Page of Cups turns that love inwards and towards the past. The challenge this week is to do something that your younger self loved to do. For example, have breakfast for dinner, ice skate, or camp in your backyard.   The goal is to give something to that younger you, because that inner child needs to feel appreciated. He/she is where your imagination and hope lives, so feed it.

Taurus – Four of Pentacles – Last week, The Chariot was about noticing and then balancing the gain with the pain. This week that theme continues with the Four of Pentacles. This Four’s challenge is for you to look at how you are spending your time especially around work. There is some time, place, or thing that is not balanced in your favor.
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Tarotcast for the week of Nov. 20, 2016


Well Scorpios, your birthday month is coming to a close. I would like to talk about your most known symbol (you have three: scorpion, eagle and phoenix). We know that scorpions fluoresce in the moonlight. Scientists have found that this blue-green glow comes from a substance in the thin coating of the scorpion’s exoskeleton. When scorpions molt, they loses their glow until the new hyaline layer hardens. Why a scorpion glows is still up for debate. The theories out there are: protection from sunlight, seeking out a mate or it might confuse prey. To humans and predators it is a warning to stay away.

This month Scorpion energies, just like the scorpion, illuminated the shadows of hurt and division that exist in the U.S. We cannot heal what we do not know is broken. We cannot see potential danger unless it’s lit. The shadow work we do in the Scorpio month is essential to see the reality of what is, so we can transform it into what we want it to be.

P.S. Remember, when signs have * it’s a big week for you. I have added some other pictures of animals that illuminate the dark.

BioLum Algae

Aries – Ten of Cups – Ten of Cups is the card of joy and festivity. This week create some lovely moments in your life and in the midst of a moment stop and really soak it in. Bask in each of your senses. This can look like Thanksgiving dinner – that perfect point when all is on the table, you have eaten about half your meal, and you relax into the communal chatter. Or for those who don’t celebrate T-day, take a break with a friend and chat over a nice cup of tea or a pint. This week, partake in the joys of being with others.

Angler fish

*Taurus – The Chariot – You will have to keep your work boots on for another week. However, The Chariot is about balancing work and whatever else motivates you for example family, friends, art, or food.   You will need to balance out the “shit that’s got to get done” and “cool I have time to enjoy this process.”   Use last week as a gauge of a “hard work” week. Then spend half the time this week doing the hard work and the other half doing the “I can’t believe I get do this” stuff. This week is about noticing and then balancing the gain with the pain.
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Tarotcast for week of Nov. 13, 2016

Safety-pin Drawing by Josee Fonseca

A movement started in the UK when Brexit happened. People started to wear safety-pins to show their solidarity with refuges and immigrants.   The safety-pin is joining us here across the big pond.  People in the United States are starting to wear them to show their solidarity with minorities and to stand up for human rights.  Wearing a safety-pin is a pledge that we, as humans and no matter what our political affiliation, will not allow people to be verbally or physically abused.  That we will not allow bigotry, sexism, genderism, or racism rise up in our country. We will literally stand next to anyone to make sure they are not harmed.

And I want to add.  There is a lot of hate and anger right now in America. We have been dealing with racism and xenophobia since the birth of this nation.   This is not something new but we are at another tipping point. I know there are Republicans who do not want to see people hurt. This is not a political statement it’s a humanitarian statement.

No matter your sex, gender identification, skin color, or where you were born, we will not let you stand alone!

Things you can do:

  • Wear a safety-pin and carry extras so you can give one out to people who ask you about it.
  • Literally stand by any person being violated. How to help someone being verbally insulted
  • Change your avatar to a safety-pin.
  • Take selfies of yourself and your pin and post on social media.
  • Document injustice when you see it – use your camera and social media to get the word out.
  • Some of my artist friends have created images you can download from my website for free to spread the word. You can download a stencil to create t-shirts or be creative. You can download the smaller safety-pin to make stickers.  resources/safety-pin/
  • Spread the word.  There is safety in numbers.

Articles about this movement:

huffingtonpost safety-pin article

good.is article safety-pin-America

P.S. Remember, when signs have * it’s a big week for you.

Aries – Knight of Wands – The Knight of Wands’ lessons are around how you use your energy to create. Spend the first half of the week being aware of where and what your energy is spent on. If all is well, keep it up, and if not realign, adjust, and refocus. You have 7 more weeks this year to get on track and ready for what is ahead.

Taurus – Seven of Pentacles – The Seven of Pentacles is telling you to get on your mucking boots and get to work. You have some things to do before this year ends. Stay focus on the tasks at hand. The future arrives everyday without your energy worrying if it will.
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Tarotcast for Week of Nov. 6, 2016


I was going to write about democracy, but I decided what we all really needed is something to make us smile. (I do take this whole political thing seriously but damn I needed a break.) So here are some pictures of PUPPIES!!!!

Crazy fact – it only takes about three months to gestate these bundles of joy, and for cats it takes about a week longer.

P.S. Remember, when signs have * it’s a big week for you.

38f566e406947a686b92bc924ffdb223Aries – Four of Pentacles – The Four of Pentacles’ lesson is letting go of trying to control everything in your life.   It is time to manage and be aware of your available energy and resources, but not hold them too stringently. It is possible this week that you could squeeze the life out of your projects. Your challenge is to figure if you need to ask for help or just let go a little and see how things work out naturally.

17-puppies-who-are-so-cute-they-will-make-you-mad-2-30501-1424359138-6_dblbigTaurus – Ten of Cups – Last week, The Star challenged you to walk forward into your Future with more energy and a new sense of hope. The Ten of Cups continues the theme this week. This card’s challenge is making sure you are creating a happy environment for yourself. For example, if your home is feeling uncomfortable, do you need to do some house cleaning, or do you need to lower your expectations of cleanliness just a tad? “Happily ever after” is not obtainable, but contentment, 75% of the time, is within your reach.
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