Tarotcast for Week of July 30, 2017

The above collage art is from May Wilson‘s Ridiculous Portrait series. May Wilson left school in ninth grade and went to work as a stenographer. By age 20 she had gotten married and became a housewife in the suburbs of Baltimore Maryland. With her children grown and in her forties, she decided to take a few correspondence courses in the arts which launched her art career.

In 1956, she was introduced to Ray Johnson and became part of his mail art circle. But it wasn’t until  after her divorce at age 61 and a move to New York City did she blossom again. Through her art work and famous parties she became known as the Grandma Moses of the Underground. She is an inspiration that at any age we can recreate who we are if we do not take ourselves too seriously.

P.S. Remember, signs with * it’s a big week for you.  With your tarotcast are images from May Wilson’s Snowflake and Ridiculous Portrait series.

*Aries – The Star – The Star card is here this week to get you all to slow down and do some much needed healing and breathing. When we slow down we notice the “simpler” things in life that are essential and how amazing they are. For example, the stars are heavenly bodies that can bring us awe, and in the same instance we are made of the same elements. As Carl Sagan said The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff. So your challenge this week is to be as amazed at your existence as you are in the stars’.

Taurus – Queen of Swords – The Queen of Swords is the card of self-truth and realization. This card challenges you to answer honestly – what do you want to happen this week. What is your deepest desire? Rest, happiness, love? And then she challenges you to strategize how to make that happen. Go to bed at a decent hour, make time to hang with friends or family, or make a romantic meal (even if it just with your cat or dog – I can guarantee they will give you some love if you share your dinner with them.)
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Tarotcast for Week of July 23, 2017

Happy Birthday month Leos!

The above Leo artist is Kazuo Shirago, born August 12, 1924. He is best known for his performance paintings where he would suspend himself by a rope and paint with his feet. I find his painting style like many things Leo’s do as bold and uniquely their own. We all will be dealing with a lot of fire energy this week with the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars all coming together under this sign. So I challenge you all to take a clue from Leo and do something bold and uniquely you this week. Come on baby, Light your fire.

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

Aries – Four of Wands – The universe focuses on your home life with Four of Wands. Take this week to hangout at home as much as possible. The challenge is to enjoy your time at home and not to fill up your days with house chores. Play in your sprinklers, lie in a hammock, sit on your porch, or even take a nap on your couch.

Taurus – Six of Cups – The Six of Cups is the card of the past. Spend this week reminiscing, going through old photos, and talking to childhood friends. There is information for you from the past. So, dust off those old memories because some new ones are ready to be discovered.
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Tarotcast for Week of July 16, 2017

The above fiber art is made by textile artist Claire Moynihan. She displays these tiny works of art like traditional entomologist do in display cases; however her categorizations of bug balls and moth balls are more humorous.

The study of bugs or entomology dates back to the rise of agriculture.  However, the focused scientific study didn’t start until the 16th century.   And it wasn’t until the early 1800’s that it started to have more participants. Entomology became a wide spread hobby among the European middle and upper class. As children we all have done some form of entomology. We all have gotten down on our hands and knees to study the hustle and bustle of an ant hill, watch a fly clean its face, or run after the fluttering butterfly.

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

Aries – Six of Pentacles – The Six of Pentacles teaches you about the ripples of karma. This week everything you give comes back to you three-fold, this includes the good and the bad. This card reminds you karmicly to be more Gilda the Good Witch then Wicked Witch of the West, or at the very least not to send out the flying monkeys when you get upset.

Taurus – Four of Swords – The last couple of weeks have been full of things to do and information to gather. This week the Four of Swords is challenging you to slow that way down. You need time to mull over all that has gone on, your body needs rest, and your soul needs space. So take some advice from the Dalai Lama – Sleep is the best mediation.
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Tarotcast for Week of July 9, 2017

balloon art

Fourth of July parties and parades always seem to have with them the clown that makes balloon animals. I loved them as a kid, but now the sound of the balloons being twisted into shapes makes me run the other way. Artist Masayoshi Matsumoto has taken this children’s party sideshow to an artistic level. He sculpts with rubber and air creating people, toys and a variety of animals such as insects, octopi and water buffalo.

It is amazing to think about balloons and how they keep their shape. Air likes to expand and move. When we blow air into a balloon we are pressurizing it. As we blow more air molecules into a smaller space, the air molecules’ increasing density and movement creates pressure against the balloon, expanding it as the balloon’s sides push back against air.

This action rings true with us too. When the pressure is just right in our lives we expand,  become more resilient and flexible.  How each of us deals with pressure shapes us into our unique selves. However, just like a balloon too much pressure can make us pop. So try to see the pressures in your life as your partners, but remember to gauge the amount you allow in.

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

Aries – King of Swords – The King of Swords’ lesson is strategy. This week you will need to use your cunning and good communication skills to gain an advantage. The challenge is that even though you can see the gray areas in an argument you need to make a decision.

Taurus – Eight of Wands – Last week your life needed structure to get things done. This week the Eight of Wands brings a more go with the flow approach to your days. There will be some vital information coming at you this week, so be flexible with your time and keep your eyes and ears open.
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Tarotcast for Week of July 2, 2017

Humpback WhalesThis picture reminds me of the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. Whales have always been god like to me. Since first grade, when I read The Whales Go By a Dr. Seuss I Can Read book, I was awestruck with their size, and when you looked into their eyes they looked so all knowing. Their connection with spirituality heightened when my second grade teacher played Rodger Payne’s Songs of the Humpback Whale. The sounds were and are still so ethereal. Whales became one of my totem animals from then on.

Whales are grouped together with dolphins and porpoises. Because of new genetic research, whales are now being grouped under Cetartiodactyla or even- toed ungulates. This group includes cattle, sheep, pigs, llamas, camel and deer, to name a few. However, their closet living land relative is the hippopotamus. Isn’t it amazing the variety of paths evolution or even our lives can take. That we all came from a one celled organism that started in the sea, and can end up back in that same ocean trying to re-connect.

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

Aries – Four of Wands – This week stay close to home. The Four of Wands forecasts that your heart is where your home is. Your challenge is how can you make your home a place of rest and bliss. However, if have to leave home, make sure to find a place and time where you can put up our feet and breathe a sigh of relief.

*Taurus – Hierophant – This week you need to put some structure back into your life. The Hierophant is a task master. He asks what do you really need to get done this week. Think of this energy like your personal trainer – wanting you to be the most productive and efficient you. And his advice to do so is to create your ideal schedule, prioritize what needs to get done, and just do it.
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