Happy Leap Year. Leap year happens every four years to recalibrate our solar calendar with the season. There is a tradition that is associated with leap day. Woman can propose to men on February 29. Legend says this tradition came from St Bridget complained to St Patrick that woman had to wait too long to for suitors to propose. So they struck the deal that woman could propose on February 29 every four years. Got to love the Irish ladies for taken control of their destiny. I loosely have my own tradition, on February 29. I think and journal about where I want to be in on the next leap year. I feel like it recalibrates my destiny. 😉
P.S. Remember signs that have * it’s a big week for you in the tarotcast.
Aries- Eight of Rods – Wow you all are moving through the rod’s suit- first Five, then Six and now Eight of Rods. So the good energy you put out the past two weeks is coming back to you. Especially look for news in email and snail mail.. The challenge is ideas, information and news will be coming at you fast this coming week just make sure you keep your goal(s) in focus.
Taurus – Queen of Cups- This week the Queen of Cups is here to remind you that all work and no play is fine if you find joy in the work. If not then it is time to step back and find what or who is sucking the joy out of your work life and do something about it. The Queen of Cup’s challenge is to find a way to do it without hurting anybody’s feelings including your own.
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“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.” MLK Jr
February is Black History month. When I was a teacher, I had to decide how to represent black history month to my students. Personally, I wish we would just incorporated Black, Hispanic, Asian, Islamic, Native American etc… in with “regular” history. This stems from my belief that history as a whole has more to teach us then its parts. To me history is not just a singular event, person or place but a series of cause and effects that are linked globally. However, I don’t want to dismiss the fact that for now we need these focused studies of groups of peoples’ history. We need not only to honor and understand a peoples’ history but to fill in the very big blank spaces in America’s history classes. So in honor of Black History month I added some amazing black people in history, one male and one female. They do not represent all of Black history and they are not all the most famous, but they are some that resonate with me.
P.S. Remember signs that have * it’s a big week for you.
Aries- Six of Rods – Last week the Five of Rods challenged you before you to step back and assess the energy around the situation or person. This week you move on to the Six of Rods. Because of your considerate behavior last week, you have more people looking to you for guidance. Your assignment is to continue on assessing energies and responding with grace and kindness. With the Six, the good energy you put out will come back to you three fold. Amazing People: Phillis Wheatley, James W. Johnson
Taurus – Five of Rods- This week with the Five of Rods you will find many distractions when you try to create any movement with your projects or your life. The challenge with the Five of Rods is not to fight or push through every distraction. They are, surprisingly, here to help you prioritize. If you find yourself distract from a project step back look at the distraction. It might be more important than the project. Amazing People: Virginia Hamilton, Langston Hughes
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Happy Valentine’s Day. The history behind this day is interesting and is still being debated. But here are some “facts” around the date and its evolution. Before the word Valentine was associated with this day, there was a Pre-Roman pastoral festival called Februa which is associated with spring cleansing rituals. Then the Romans took it over to celebrate Lupa (the wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus founders of Rome). Men dressed in goat skins would sacrifice two goats and a dog. There was feasting of course and then some run around the streets( possibly nude) whipping each other with strips of animal skins (called thongs) and some women’s hands (as always to help with pregnancy and child birth). Then of course Christianity took it over and it became a day to honor dead saints named Valentine. So the feasting, nudity, and whipping were taken away and replaced with very clothed somber praying. Then add a few more centuries, we get a legend just around one saint. Story goes, he healed a blind girl he loved and wrote the first Valentines. Finally in Chaucer’s time (1380’s), it became the more modern traditional Valentines equated with love and the giving of love letters and sweets. Boiled down it is kinda like the arc of love: starts out naked, fun, a little bit naughty and sometime ends up in pregnancy…evolves into something you work at- dutiful and sacred…then ends as something simple and sweet.
P.S. For fun added some love quotes which may correspond to your reading. Remember signs that have * it’s a big week for you.
Aries- Five of Rods – Glad to see you on the other side of that busy last week. Of course the Five of Rods is telling us that the busyness is continuing but this week you can bump heads with people. Your honest and no nonsense ways will be read as competitive and bossy. So your challenge before you start to give your honest opinion is to step back and assess the energy around the situation and person. You all are amazingly aware of situations when you put your mind to it. And if you can’t read it- best to step away. Quote: Hidden love is better than open hate- Matshona Dhilwayo
Taurus – Knight of Pentacles – I hope you all voiced what you needed last week. This week it is all about movement on the material plane. This Knight loves to help us move along our projects, find ways for us to make money, and even find us new homes. Again it a small lesson in patience like last week. The knight doesn’t exactly deliver you the money or new job in your lap this week, but he does help show you the easier roads to acquire your material needs. Quote: Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. -Franklin P, Jones
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I like the month of February. For some reason it is a time for me where I get a little melancholy. And for me melancholy is like a warm blanket. It slows me down, helps me look around appreciate what I have. So I guess I lean towards the definition of melancholy as soberly thoughtful. When I am in this mood, I tend to gravitate to period piece films and classical art. So just for fun I added a arty website that relates to the image of your sign. Just in case you all need a place to start your soberly thoughtful February.
P.S. New moon in Aquarius this Monday so set your intentions. Remember signs that have * it’s a big week for you.
Aries- Seven of Pentacle – The Seven of Pentacle foretells that this week you will be tired and there is no getting around it. There is a lot to do to this week, plain and simple. So the challenge is to make sure you do something that keeps you going, for example, mine is dark chocolate. For you it could be cat nap, a cup of tea or coffee (but you can’t drink it at your desk), or a 20 minute walk outside. Just make sure you do something each day that gives a bit of joy and feels a little naughty. That energy will give you the oomph you need to make it to Friday without feeling like a wrung out dishrag. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4080/Ram-Headed_God/right_tab/tags/
Taurus – Seven of Swords – Last week did you find way to cajole “your lions” without the whip? This week it is a bit of the same with the Seven of Swords. So keep focusing on what you need to get done and the Seven of Swords is here to help by getting the information or help you need. The catch is that you need to ask for it and that mean saying it out loud. The challenge the big the need the longer it takes. The little things will come pretty easy like “I need a pen” that will come quickly…I need a car well that may take some time, but Seven of Swords will try it’s hardest to get you closer to the solution this week. http://www.ancient-wisdom.com/francelascaux.htm
Continue reading Tarotcast week of February 7, 2016