Tarotcast for week of April 30th, 2017

Cassini Saturn space probe

Cassini is a space probe that was launched in 1997. Its mission is to take pictures of Saturn, its moons and its rings. On April 27 Cassini started its final chapter, to dive between the rings and the planet, finally plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere on September 15, 2017. Real time data from the initial dive is helping scientists and engineers protect the spacecraft on the 21 trips through the rings of dust, rocks and ice formed from ancient meteor impacts. As Cassini flies through the rings not only will it teach us about the debris but also how to protect itself.

When I was a child, Saturn was my favorite planet. I used to draw it all the time. Now as I learn more about Saturn in astrology, its status as my favorite has been challenged. In astrology, Saturn is the planet of restrictions and limitations. Some astrologers even think that it represents karmic lessons from past lives.

Throughout our childhoods we are impacted by our surroundings with little control. This aspect of our experience creates the bad self talk that is in our minds, or our debris. Each time we dive into this detritus we become better at protecting ourselves, we get a better view of ourselves, and what is limiting us. Eventually, we become like Saturn. We can never fully discard the flotsam and jetsam of childhood but we can get it far enough away from us to make a beautiful, unique planet.

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

*Aries – Justice – Justice is the big sister of the Ace of Swords, your card from last week. This means you have another week to change your mind. Justice is here as a reinforcement to the Ace of Swords, because this is either a major mind shift or you didn’t take last week’s tarotcast seriously. So to repeat: you can change your mind by learning something new, changing an old thought, or changing your stance on something. With any of these choices you will gain a new perspective on how you think.

Taurus – Page of Swords – The Page of Swords advises that the best use of your time this week is as an investigator. Spend this week asking questions, learning about others’ thoughts and ideas, and doing research. You can learn a lot by asking questions and listening, or even just listening. This week, keep your thoughts to yourself.
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Tarotcast for week of April 23, 2017

Minneapolis is home to the Minneapolis Sculpture garden where the above Spoonbridge and Cherry is the center piece. In my research I found  a website of the Smithsonian American Art Museum called Save Outdoor Sculpture! –SOS! ,and I found that Minneapolis has a lot more  hidden sculptures.  This volunteer-based program’s mission is to preserve and celebrate America’s outdoor sculptures. Nearly 7,000 volunteers are collecting information about the history and condition of their communities public sculptures, and they have found many of them to be at risk. SOS! works with individuals and groups to document, restore and educate people about these free public artworks.

Not only does this site encourage us to document public sculptures and help find resources to conserve your communities’ sculptures, but it has an amazing data base of really cool sculptures all over the world to discover. I suggest to you this spring go discover or rediscover the public art in your community.

P.S. I have attached some of the sculptures of Minneapolis to your tarotcast. Remember, signs with * it’s a big week for you.

Aries – Ace of Swords – The Ace of Swords is challenging you to change your mind. This could be accomplished by learning something new, changing an old thought, or changing your stance on something. With any of these choices you will gain a new perspective on how you think.

Taurus – Seven of Swords – The Seven of Swords’ lesson is around regrouping. This continues the theme from last week  to recognize what you have accomplished in the past three months. Last week it was time to celebrate and continue your work. This week is all about stepping back to tally and restock your resources.
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Tarotcast for Week of April 16, 2017

Rabbits are associated with fertility, the moon and the spirit world in almost every ancient culture. In Egypt, Wennet a rabbit headed goddess guarded the pass to the Otherworld. The rabbits were the sacred animals of Artemis and Aphrodite in Greece. In Asia, the rabbit is the messenger for the moon goddess.

In a variety of myths the rabbit is a messenger between the spirit world and us. According to some cultures, this is the reasons they made burrows to easily talk to souls. Rabbits are a paradox in many myths. They can be harbingers of good luck, but can also be tricksters. I just think they are cute. So here are a bunch of bunnies for you . Happy Easter.

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

Aries – Two of Pentacles – Two of Pentacles continues your current theme of getting things done. The Two of Pentacles’ challenge is to learn how to balance the things that you have to do with the things that you want to do. My advice is to make two lists, have to and want to. Then as you go through the week make sure they are being checked off evenly.

Taurus – Ten of Pentacles – The Ten of Pentacles’ lesson is around prosperity. You have accomplished something really amazing in the past three months, and you need to take this week to celebrate and honor your hardwork. Also realize that your work is now bumped up to the next level. The appearance of this card doesn’t mean that you need to take this week off, but please take a moment to pat yourself on the back.
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Tarotcast for Week of April 9, 2017

Happy birthday Aries! Your sign’s mantra is “I am.” With that in mind I found the art from Group 42 seem to resonate or explore this idea also.

Group 42 was a Czech artistic group that existed from 1938-1948. During the WWII, many artists were having an existential crisis, and in Group 42 this took the form of depicting the individual within this new and mechanized civilization that threatened to overwhelm or include him. We all explore the paradox of “I am”, and the question – Do I create my environment or does it create me? – is but one lens.

The above picture is by Kamil Lhotak.

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

Aries – Ten of Pentacles – Last week, the Lovers card asked – What do you really desire? This week, the Ten of Pentacles challenges you to make those desires real. The energies surrounding you will bring more ease than you have seen in the last 3 months. So, make your to-do lists and start checking them off.

Taurus – Seven of Wands – Last week, Strength challenged you to take part in activities that were grounding and gave you strength. You needed that prep last week this week is going to be hectic. The Seven of Wands challenges you to stay focus while plowing through the chaos of the week.
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Tarotcast for week of April 2, 2017

If you like fun fantasy movies with your kung fu, I recommend Monkey King One and Two on Netflix. These movies are base on the Chinese classical novel The Journey to the West. Historians believe the Money King’s origins stem from the White Monkey legends from Chinese Chu kingdom (700-223 BC) and with the Hindu deity Hanuman. The Monkey King  stories are a fun filled journey of a monkey who becomes king, cause chaos in a variety of realms, and ultimately obtains enlightenment. These movies have sent my monkey mind a flutter.

A common phrase in meditation practice is mind monkey or monkey mind. It is a Buddhist term meaning “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable.” It is intriguing to me that thousands of years before Darwin, ancient people have always seen the similarities of monkeys and apes to humans. Now we know that primates have a 1.6%-4% difference from our DNA, and this fact makes me wonder do monkeys, chimps and apes have a religion or a spiritual life? Do they have myths using humans as lessons on how not to act? How not to be one with nature? Maybe we are being a bit hard on our ancestor and are minds. Maybe we need to watch our monkey mind like a fantasy kung fu movie, take it as entertaining. As possibly the primates do with us, seeing us run around trying to control the uncontrollable.

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

*Aries – Lovers – Don’t be surprised if you are having a hard time deciding this week; however, it is a decision making time. The Lovers card asks What do you really desire? What, Who , Where contributes to your life? Take your time and be aware of what your creative self is saying to you this week. And remember two heads are better than one, bounce ideas off of your friends.

*Taurus – Strength – What makes you strong? This week is great time to work on enhancing your core strength. Is your inner strength your family? making food? art? alone time? doing for others? Find the things that ground you and gives you strength and imbibed on them this week.
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