Tarotcast for week of Dec. 25, 2016

Many of the folklore around making wishes came from trying to communicate with the gods. For example, Ptolemy, Greco-Egyptian writer and astronomer, believed that shooting stars were a sign that the gods were looking down and listening to wishes. Medieval farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary to protect their crops. If ladybugs (they eat pests and their red and black mimicked the robe worn by the statues of Virgin Mary at the time) appeared, the crops would be saved. And the folklore, of a ladybug landing on you gives you luck and a wish, was born. Early European tribes believed that wells were a dwelling place of the gods, hence coins and wishes being sent down into wells.

Last week’s tarotcast was about looking backwards. This week’s tarotcast is about peering into the future. This tarotcast will come from you. I challenge you to write down 3 wishes. Though we all want peace and a better world, I want you all to hone in on what you want for yourself. Maybe it is more time to be creative, maybe it is a new car, or maybe love… Wishes come true but they take time and come in unique ways. So be patient, be open and have hope with 2017. No guilt – I am giving you permission to “dream a little dream” for you.

Aries – What are you going to wish for?

Taurus – What are you going to wish for?

Gemini – What are you going to wish for?

Cancer – What are you going to wish for?

Leo – What are you going to wish for?

Virgo – What are you going to wish for?

Libra – What are you going to wish for?

Scorpio – What are you going to wish for?

Sagittarius – What are you going to wish for?

Capricorn – What are you going to wish for?

Aquarius – What are you going to wish for?

Pisces – What are you going to wish for?

May light be on you, around you, and within you,


P.S. The month of January is a great time to get my Astrological Tarot Reading for a panoramic  look at your new year.

Tarotcast for Week of Dec. 18, 2016

From Winter Solstice to New Years, I reflect back on what has been and plan for what is to be. So this tarotcast is dedicated to our rearview mirror view.

Not sure if everyone knows but I am a bit of a data geek. I have kept excel sheets on the tarotcast cards that each sign gets since I started this blog. I look at the data in two ways, how many times each card was pulled (for anomalies) and what the actual cards were for each sign (trends). For fun I wanted to see if the data show some statistical difference. And it did. This means that certain cards get pulled outside the average, (which is approximately 9 times) in a 12 month period. With this data I looked for general trends. Now, to be truly scientific I would have to do this for many years. But let’s see how this works out with the data I have so far.

Overall, the least pulled cards (2 times) this year were the Two of Cups – love and the Six of Pentacles – giving. So this year the world was not a very giving or loving place. As an example at least politically, we can see this with Brexit and the US election where open arms policies are changing to arms-crossed policies.

The card pulled the most was the Five of Wands (21 times) – confusion and chaos. The Ace of Wands (20 times), which had us asking ourselves the big philosophical questions of why we are here what we stand for. The Ace of Swords (16 times) challenged us to decipher truth and logic.

The most pulled Higher Arcane (karmic) cards were the Chariot (15 times)- balance while moving and Strength (14 times). In their higher forms we have persevered, tamed our “wild beast” and moved forward with balance and determination. In its lower form, we lost control and direction, which came out as aggression. Again I see an example of this in the aftermath of the US election. I think that how we all deal with Trump on either side of the table will require perseverance and “taming the beast” in our government and in ourselves.

Below are your tarotcasts from the past year with general trends for each sign. The pics are from a tarot deck, New Vision. This deck literally reverses the view of the regular Rider Waite deck.

I would love feedback on how true this kind of tarotcast reads for you.

P.S. Don’t forget, New Years is a great time to get my Astrological reading for a panoramic view of your coming year.

Aries – Your big trends: In May your challenge was around relationships either you broke up or you finally broke through. Then, in August and September, you were challenged with the death of old habits and strengthening of habits which make your environment run more smoothly. The cards that came up the most for you were 10s. This was a year where you finished up a lot of cycles of the heart, mind, body, and soul. Look in your rearview mirror and see all the things that you have accomplished.
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Tarotcast for week of Dec. 11, 2016

Photo by Lida Xing, courtesy National Geographic.

I like synchronicity in my life. It leads to my some pretty fantastical places and ponderings. This past week it has been around dinosaurs. Above is a picture of feathers that cover part of a dinosaur’s tail preserved in amber around 99 million years ago. Lida Xing found it in a market in Myanmar(Burma). A study done by Lida Xing and colleagues from Canada and the UK recently micro-CT scan on this piece to reveal how these delicate feathers cover a dinosaurs spine. Even though scientists have found other impressions of feathers in fossils and amber, this is the first time to find feathers attached to the spine they came from. (Current Biology)

Then I read an article in the August issue of the Smithsonian about notorious aristocrat from Transylvania, Baron Franz Nopsca von Felso-Szilvas. One of his many contributions at the turn of 1900’s was that he was the first to theorize that birds were descend from dinosaurs. Later while “rabbit holing” down the internet I found my favorite artist for this week, Darren Pearson. He uses long-exposure photography to get these light paintings of dinosaurs and other cool images.

Not sure if these synchronistic stumblings are profoundly connected, except in the fact that they are all real cool things that people do. And that life is a continuum that connects time and space.

P.S. If you need a stocking stuffer or “woo woo” holiday gift, I do gift certificates for my tarot readings. And, I have added links at the bottom for holiday gift ideas from a few artists and shops I love.

P.P.S Remember, when signs have * it’s a big week for you. I have added photos from artist Darren Pearson.

Aries – Ten of Cups – The Ten of Cups’ lessons are about celebrating and being joyful. This is a week to keep that energy flowing. Take in the joy by driving to see the neighbor’s Christmas lights. Then spread the love out by baking cookies and give them to your postman. This card is challenging you to enjoy this season and then spread it around. Remember, love is a multiplier not a divider.

Taurus – Page of Wands – The Page of Wands represents enthusiasm in the tarot deck. This week this Page is challenging you to do things that spark your passion. This is a week of experimentation and fun. Remember when you were a kid having a blast and spending most of the day building a fort, and then ended up playing in it for only an hour more because it stopped being fun? Enthusiasm is way more fun when you are building something. Have at it.
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Tarotcast for the week of Dec. 4, 2016

cvwnj3zxyaan1nVincent Bal is a Belgian filmmaker and illustrator who works in the shadows of everyday objects. I love this concept, of looking at the everyday to create a tiny hidden world. My love for the small and hidden started in my childhood with a book series called The Borrowers. Mary Norton, a Sagittarian born on December 10, 1903, created a fantasy world where tiny people lived in the walls of an English home. They borrowed everyday objects to make their tiny hidden world cozy. In their home a wooden spool became a seat, a thimble a vase, and a postage stamp a painting.

Imagination meeting the everyday is one of the lessons taught to us by Sagittarius. Sagittarians use their amazing imagination in a practical yet at the same time fantastical way. Try it sometime this week, take an everyday object and see what your imagination can do with it.

P.S. If you need a stocking stuffer or “woo woo” holiday gift, I do gift certificates for my tarot readings. And, I have added links at the bottom for holiday gift ideas from a few artists and shops I love.

P.P.S Remember, when signs have * it’s a big week for you. I have attached some pictures of Vincent that may or may not go with your tarotcast.

bal-1Aries – Seven of Wands – The Seven of Wands warns you that it will be difficult to stay focused this week. The best way to work with this card is to have a plan or a to do list and stick with it, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you keep getting taken off tasks. Sometimes dealing with the Seven of Wands can be an exercise of letting go of control and going with the flow.

cueofgrw8aaw0z4Taurus – Four of Wands – That’s two four cards in a row. Let’s step back and review what fours mean. Fours want you to focus on ways to create more stability in your life. Last week, your focus was aimed at work, this week your focus should turn towards your home.   Either your work and home-life are not balanced or something in your home is literally not working. This could look like you are spending too much time at work or like drippy faucets, hinges that squeak, or drawers that don’t close all the way. Whatever the reason, it seems you should be spending some time at home.
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