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September 2021 Tarotscope

It’s the beginning of harvest season. What will you reap? How will you use your bounty? Be honest, thoughtful, and compassionate with yourself as you reflect on the past eight months. The choices you’ll make about your future are based on the inventory you take now.

Mercury, the great communicator, will go retrograde on September 27th. Plans and communications are likely to ‘go south’ weeks before its official start. Emotions can run high, so please focus on being peaceful and calm. Do practice some form of meditation and relaxation on a daily basis. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation, and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. During the retrograde period, if you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. The retrograde period is an excellent time for introspection and research, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period.  Wait until Mercury goes direct on October 18th before making any big decisions.

Your message this month comes in the form of a quote or affirmation.

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” 

 

and for now and forever:

 

You Are Not for Everyone

The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, will point-blank not like you. But it is also filled with those who will love you fiercely. Talk to the people who can hear you. They are your people. You are not for everyone and that’s OK. Don’t waste your precious time and gifts trying  to convince them of your value, they won’t ever want what you’re selling. Don’t convince them to walk alongside you. You’ll be wasting both your time and theirs and will likely inflict unnecessary wounds, which will take precious time to heal. You are not for them and they are not for you; politely wave them on and continue along your way. Sharing your path with someone is a sacred gift; don’t cheapen it by rolling yours in the wrong direction. Keep facing your true north.

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. We are here to live, not to exist.” Jack London

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “This is the real secret of life– to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Alan Watts

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.” Anthony Storr

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.” Doris Lessing

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science.” Albert Einstein

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself.”  Rabbi Soter

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.” Michel de Montaigne

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” Danny Kaye

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials.” Errol Van Mannen

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “In Switzerland I was educated in line with the basic premise: you are only a valuable human being if you work. This is utterly wrong. Half working, half dancing– that is the right mixture.”  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”  Goethe

August 2021 Tarotscope

It’s August and the summer is half over. This month is ruled by The Sun card, which encourages you to be creative, relax, and listen to your heart. Instead of working to exhaustion, let The Sun guide you back to a time when what mattered was chilling out, exploring the countryside, and enjoying life. Go ahead– enjoy life from the perspective of not having a care in the world– your heart and soul will thank you!

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

And for now and forever:

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) The Universe is giving you quite a gift– becoming a Master of calmness and discernment. As you fully experience the effects of your choices, you’re also learning that How and Why you choose are just as important as What you choose.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Though the tumult continues, please remember that nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come. You are experiencing that phenomenon now. The changes occurring are paving the way for a better future. Your mission is to accept what is happening with grace and trust. Your key phrase is “I let go and let God.”

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) The words power, choice, and fulfillment are very meaningful to you right now. Those words are informing you of the opportunities and responsibilities that are available to you. Please take matters into your own hands, listen to your inner voice, and take advantage of the powerful energy presenting itself to you.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) You’re coming to the end of an important cycle in your life. Experience is teaching you that you must be willing to see things as they are and not as you’ve imagined them to be. This wake-up call is necessary and you’ll profit from the insights you gain about your life and the people in it. Your key word is “Clarity.”

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) The Universe is acknowledging you in a powerful way. Breathe a sigh of relief as you count your winnings. You must make an important decision for your present and future well-being, and that decision must come from your heart and nowhere else. Your key phrase is I am blessed.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Remember the lyrics of that wonderful old song, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”? That song is part of the soundtrack of your life right now. Learn the lyrics and sing it often. Things are changing and assistance will come from a surprise source.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth”, is your mantra. Repeat it to yourself as you risk making the necessary commitments to manifest your deepest desires. The groundwork you have laid in the past is your foundation– build on it and you will see positive results before the holidays.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Your efforts are beginning to pay off. ‘Stay the course’ as you take your bows and accept well-deserved rewards. Someone from the past returns, wanting ‘another chance’.  Reminder– issues of the past are often better left in the past.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Though life seems intense right now, please avoid the negative emotions that cause you to project unnecessary stress onto your present-day life. Give yourself the gift of going within and listening to your inner voice as you discover the peace that’s developing within.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Your fertile period continues and your ideas are becoming more valuable now. With proper planning, the support of appropriate actions, and focus, faith, and follow-through– the bounties will roll in!  Your mantra is “Life is what you make it”.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Stand in the center of what you have created and take stock of your situation. You are your greatest asset and the best person to decide the course of your destiny. Rely on your intuitive sense for guidance and you will not fail.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Don’t dissipate your energy by telling others of your plans– just enact them! Like newly planted seeds, your ideas and plans need time to grow and take root without the negativity of those who don’t share your vision. Keep your focus on the positive and you’ll have reason to celebrate.

July 2021 Tarotscope

It’s summer for those in the Northern hemisphere and winter for those in the Southern hemisphere, which means that we’re still in the pivotal time of the year where we need to ask the important questions, “Where am I? What’s motivating me? What matters to me? What do I stand for and against?”

Please continue going within and exploring. The answers that come up for you will help define and guide you during this second half of the year.

And keep in mind that even though Mercury is no longer retrograde, we’re enduring a messy break-up. It’s not letting go easily, so please make sure you check that you’re dotting your “i’s” and crossing your “t’s”.

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.”  Kahlil Gibran

And for now and forever:

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) It’s now the time to thoughtfully process all that you’ve experienced lately in order to put it in its proper place in your life. Enjoy the experience and prepare to appreciate the upcoming adventure—you will soon be off on another quest that promises to reveal an exciting new chapter of life for you.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Life is tumultuous right now and it’s important to make sure you’re grounded. During these interesting and unpredictable times, remember to be interesting and unpredictable. Live in the moment and approach life with your senses and arms open. You’ll encounter memorable surprises and have enlightening moments of awareness.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) The energy and efforts of the last few months are beginning to show results. Make sure you attend to the details and continue to listen to and follow your intuition.  There are many opportunities for your growth and advancement right now and it’s important for you to pay attention to the signs that pop up for you. What you see and sense will provide you with excellent guidance.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) The experiences of the past few weeks have been invaluable. One of those lessons learned—holding your mind and senses still long enough to decipher what’s really happening. This new way of being creates an excellent opportunity for you to know yourself as you begin to manifest that which is of value to you in the world.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Remaining focused and taking appropriate action are your strongest allies right now. No matter what happens, keep your eyes on your goals and keep moving methodically in the direction of your dreams. Remember to ask for and accept mundane and Divine Guidance. As you advance toward the completion of your quest, you’ll discover that there was/is a Plan and you’re on course to actualize it.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) During what feels like a long, intense journey, you have grown on all levels. Please pause and look around– you’ll be able to see how far you’ve come. As you evaluate your life from this new perspective, you’ll begin to see that life doesn’t have to be a wrestling match. Now is the time to reflect and reassess your journey as you take control of your new future.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Your momentum is strong and your trajectory is clear. Strengthen them by consciously acknowledging your efforts and results. It’s almost time to celebrate your soon to be victories, so do remember that balance and self-trust are two of your most powerfully learned lessons from this experience—use them as you begin to live your best life.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) This is a time of manifestation for you. Your words, energy, and actions are powerful and what you ask for, you are very likely to receive. Please make sure that you are specific in your requests and always express your gratitude. ‘Thank You’ is magical and magnetic.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Are you resisting one of life’s inevitable forces—change? It’s time to ask yourself, “Why?” It could be that you’re resisting out of habit and fear. It’s time for you to stop resisting and begin an enriching journey of gentle compliance.  Doing so will enable you to go with the flow of empowering, dynamic energy as well as reap the benefits of your actions.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) The Universe is strongly urging you to take “the next big step.” Please set aside your “reasons” for not moving forward and take the actions necessary to shepherd you through this current phase of your process. As you do so, you’ll discover a whole new self-confident self and lots of validating achievement.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Yea! You’ve learned to be true to yourself and your goal.  You’re achieving things you would never have thought possible in the past. Be careful not to minimize yourself or your achievements and do remember to treat yourself to a well-deserved reward. You’re your time, so please enjoy your victory with joy, grace, and gratitude.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) The last few years have been tough. Thankfully, that phase of experience is winding down and you can begin to pay attention to how well you’ve matured. During this “resting” phase, be kind to yourself as you begin preparing for the time when living and learning become a joy again. Do look in the mirror and thank yourself for doing the work that got you here.

June 2021 Tarotscope

We’ve reached the middle of the year. That’s summer for those in the Northern hemisphere and winter for those in the Southern hemisphere. This is a pivotal time no matter where you’re located.

The important questions, though, are, “Where are you? What’s motivating you? What matters to you?”

Take this time and season to go within and explore. The answers that come up for you will help you as you move into the second half of the year.

Our old friend, Mercury retrograde, will help us rediscover ourselves and our truth.

Mercury will be retrograde until June 22nd. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation, and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, please hold off on buying or leasing any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for introspection and research, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions.

This month’s (and season’s) message comes in the form of a song. Some of the songs will have a special meaning for you and some of them are here just for the joy of it. I encourage you to listen to your song and any others that call out to you.

 

For all of us:

 

Loves in Need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZditPOzJnM

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Love & Happiness – Al Green

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqqAnjY2Rmo

 

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBrd_3VMC3c

 

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Use Me – Bill Withers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRBlyBxrpEs

 

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) The Sweetest Taboo – Sade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcPc18SG6uA

 

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Early in the Morning – The Gap Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aobIboK_z34

 

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly & The Family Stone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09bSoxFgaRI

 

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Respect Yourself – The Staple Singers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEFTmFw1mto

 

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Voodoo – The Neville Brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbSCLmnt348

 

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) World Between Us – Ephraim Lewis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T61TpJYamlY

 

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Black Magic Woman – Santana     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wT1s96JIb0

 

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Happy – Pharrell Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7dPqrmDWxs

 

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Who Will Buy? – Aaron Neville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuqG2gnr4xA

May 2021 Tarotscope

It’s May– we’re a third of the way through the year. Please, be like spring– be fully engaged in your life and do whatever it takes to acknowledge and celebrate yourself.

Mercury will be retrograde from May 29th to June 22nd. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation, and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, please hold off on buying or leasing any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for introspection and research, though. Those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions.

And no matter what’s happening in the cosmos– down here on planet Earth, especially in the U.S., there is still great work to be done. Now is the time to make sure that the freedoms we’ve worked so hard to keep are supported by our actions– volunteer to help keep voting rights accessible to everyone. At last count, Republican politicians in over 40 states are actively working to pass laws or have already passed laws that will make voting impossible for people in many key states. Let’s all actively participate in preventing our world from being force marched into the dark ages!

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

And for now and forever:

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Please avoid dwelling on the ‘what ifs’ of a situation. Now is the time for you to engage in the art of pleasant persistence. The clarity and confirmation you’re looking for will come after the dust is settled. Even though you can’t see it yet, everything will turn out fine.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) That aspect of yourself that doesn’t like change is very uncomfortable now. An era has come to an end and you don’t trust letting go of the past in order to embrace the newness of the present and the future. Please don’t think that if you deny the obvious long enough, it’ll go away. You must put aside your reluctance and move toward what you know is the future. The discomfort of accepting the new is temporary, so commit to going with the inevitable.

 THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) You love a strong challenge, which is good, because right now, challenge of one sort or another is all around you. Remember to use that natural cleverness of yours and you’ll be able to work towards resolution as you overcome those pesky challenges. You’re not alone in this; others who share your vision will step up and assist you. And lest we forget, Mercury, your ruling planet, will go retrograde on May 29th, use the time to reflect on your goals and create a strategy that you can use to bring your goals to successful completion once Mercury goes direct on June 22nd.

 THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Study the quotes of the great philosopher, humanitarian, and mathematician, Albert Einstein. Read his life story, too. His heart, wisdom, and ability to explain and apply practical concepts to what only he could see are the guides you need to break through into a new phase.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Being indecisive is a result of being afraid to take a stand because you’re afraid that you may be wrong or unpopular. We’re all afraid at many points in life. It’s part of the human experience. Follow your strong heart and gift of natural courage– they’ll lead you to make the moves you know are right.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) This is a good time for self-reflection. Use the first twenty-nine days of this month to get your ducks in a row. Mercury, your ruling planet, will go retrograde on May 29th, effectively throwing a monkey wrench into most of your plans. Use the three weeks of enforced ‘down time’ to reflect on your goals and create a strategy that you can use to bring your goals to successful completion once Mercury goes direct on June 22nd.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) What are you yearning for these days? You’re in a very magnetic space now. So many new opportunities are coming your way now. Take advantage of this magical time and indulge those yearnings. Allow yourself to be amazed as you sample the largesse that the Universe is presenting to you.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) As wild as it may seem, it’s time for you to just chill. You’ve been expending a lot of energy and you need to take time to recharge. Enjoy the beautiful days of spring by simply just being. As you observe life and store up your energy for the next few weeks, you’ll easily come to realizations that previously eluded you.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Be daring and exercise emotional courage. A lot of old thoughts, beliefs, and feelings will be coming up for you. Look them in the eyes and free yourself from their tyranny by proclaiming on every level that the past is in the past. Acknowledge that you have the right and the responsibility to live your life out loud and then– do it!

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) You’re currently enrolled in a course called, Major Transformation. The energies of change, transformation, and releasing the old to make way for the new are your current study partners. It’s best to cooperate with this unstoppable force– that way you’ll lead the charge and march triumphantly into a future whose time has come. You’re not alone in this, though, Divine Energy is guiding you.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Wow! Things aren’t dull these days are they? You’re now ready and able to call the tune you like, pick the partners you want, and dance the dances that step to your rhythm. Be vigilant and make note of what you want to do, who you want to meet, and where you want to go during this prolific time. This is your parade, your party– by all means, have a blast!

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Remember the old saying, “You’re known by the company you keep?” Well, it’s time for you to choose company that will respect and honor you. Changing from the old habit of accepting what’s put in front of you to establishing the new habit of consciously choosing who and what deserves to be in your presence is going to be pretty wild for a while. You’ll like the results and get the hang of it pretty quickly, though.

April 2021 Tarotscope

This month brings the energy of resurrection, renewal, and rebirth. Those are a lot of “re’s”. It’s a great time to re-think and re-do your old path and old decisions. The best way to use this powerful energy is to surrender to it by physically, mentally, and emotionally eliminating the baggage of your past. Please remember to be mindful of the joys in your life, no matter what form they come in. Be ever grateful for the bountiful opportunities to grow, evolve, and become whatever greatness you were created for.

Plant new seeds, tend the gardens of your hopes for the future, and encourage the growth and harvest of your heart’s desire. Be fully engaged in your life and above all– do whatever it takes to acknowledge and celebrate yourself.

And, this is more crucial now than ever before– there is still great work to be done if we are to have and live in a just world. Now is the time to make sure that the freedoms we’ve worked so hard to keep are supported by our actions– volunteer to help keep voting rights accessible to everyone. At last count, Republican politicians in 47 states are actively working to pass laws that will make voting impossible for people. Let’s not let that happen!

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

 And for now and forever:

 “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Contrary to so-called common sense logic, at this time it’s a good idea to make choices based on how you feel and not what you know. As tempting as following logic is, you’ll get better results if you let your passion guide you. If you choose with your head, the results will be stale and flavorless. Your passion and your wisdom will support you as you move forward in accomplishing your goals.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) You’re going through major changes now. Let go and let God– allow Divine Timing and Grace to sync you and your aspirations up with the Universe and you’ll benefit from the experience. This time, these changes, are an idea whose time has come, so surrender to it and let it take you where you need to go. Help will come from unexpected sources. 

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Please– devote more time and energy to yourself, your dreams, your vision of your future. Mercury, your ruling planet, is moving into a very dynamic sign and will operate in a can-do manner. Flow with it and experience real-time creation. This is the new direction of your life– put your head, heart, and spirit into it.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20 Although this may seem like an aimless time for you, it’s actually a time of potentially profitable free-form exploration. Please don’t let this type of exploration lead you to any conclusions just yet. This is a time for you to gather your impressions as you take in all of the different aspects of the issues that get your attention. Allow time and circumstances to do the sorting and sifting. By letting the process work naturally, the real value of this period will reveal itself to you in its own time.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) The Universe is clearly speaking to you. All of your issues are being addressed, just not in the way you’ve learned to expect them to be. The information/answers are presenting themselves in their own way and they’re communicating in a manner and language that your soul’s purpose understands. All you have to do is “be still and listen”. You’ll become aware of everything you need to know at the right time and in the right way.

 THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) The most empowering thing you can do now is take deliberate action on making your dreams come true. This type of direct action may not be the most comfortable thing for you, but it’s definitely the most beneficial action you can take now. Going with the consensus is an old, outmoded, and unsatisfying pattern with you. The Universe is insisting that you change that behavior and put yourself where you belong–  the leader of your own parade.

 JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Are you just coasting through life? Are you looking at the glass as half full or half empty? Are you waiting for someone/something to provide you with all the answers? If you answered “Yes” to either of those questions, it’s definitely time for you to examine your commitment to leading a balanced, fulfilling life. Remember, it’s your perspective and your perception that define the quality of your life and dreams. Choose to make a choice and then support that choice with your whole being.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Do you know what your magical specialty is? If so, it’s time to view life through that lens and live your truth– don’t waste the opportunities being presented to you. If you don’t know, it’s time for you to find out what the world already knows– that you’ve got an awesome way of transforming energy to suit your will. Becoming mindful of who you are and consciously living from that awareness is your goal. Go for it!

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your power lies in being/doing the unexpected. Now is not the time to try and create something by moving to the center and surrendering to the status quo. It is time, though, to stand your ground and “let your freak flag fly”.  You are unique and were created different because you’re what the world needs now– different. This is one of those times when you’re being urged to show up Your mantra is Oscar Wilde’s quote, “Be yourself; everyone else is taken”.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) The delays/obstacles you’re encountering aren’t a hindrance to your progress. They’re actually an opportunity for you to take another look at how and why you can more powerfully manifest your desires. These delays/obstacles are also giving you a chance to shift your perspective if an idea has outlived its usefulness. It’s important for you to go through this phase; you’ll receive help from sources you wouldn’t have become aware of otherwise.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) You are truly under a lucky star. The planet that rules luck and blessings is in your sign now and your ability to turn lead into gold is at an all time high. So yes, luck has everything to do with it right now– luck and faith. Keep your eyes focused on the prize as you make your wish list and support it by being open to the serendipities of life.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) That stubborn streak you have– give thanks for it now because, by insisting on your own pace and path, you have arrived at the intersection of Faith and Perseverance. Good things will happen for you at this intersection as long as you listen to what is true for you. Helpful people and circumstances will appear in the most unusual ways.

The Sun Tarot card is from The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

March 2021 Tarotscope

The strong winds outside powerfully illustrate the beginning phrase of the old adage, “March comes in like a lion…” Let’s hope that the last part of the phrase, “…and goes out like a lamb” is equally demonstrated.

This month marks the end of the old seasonal year and the beginning of the new seasonal year. How do we best use this powerful cyclical energy? By being mindful of the joys in our lives, no matter what form they come in. Be ever grateful for the bountiful opportunities to grow, evolve, and become what we were created for.

Plant new seeds, tend the gardens of your hopes for the future, and encourage the growth and harvest of your heart’s desire. Be fully engaged in your life and above all– do whatever it takes to acknowledge and celebrate yourself.

And remember–  there is still great work to be done if we are to have and live in a just world. Now is the time to make sure that the freedoms we’ve worked so hard to keep are supported by our actions– volunteer to help keep voting rights accessible to everyone. At last count, Republican politicians in 28 states are trying to make voting more difficult for people. Let’s not let that happen!

 

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

And for now and forever:

 “It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how the strong stumble, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least they fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”  Theodore Roosevelt

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  Marianne Williamson

  

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) It’s time for you to let your innermost being express itself in the light of day. Trying to keep your secret dreams hidden from others because you’re afraid they won’t approve only makes them harder for you to access. Others will gladly help you achieve your dreams once they know what you want. Be courageous and grateful.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) You will be better off if you keep a low profile for the next few weeks. During this low-key phase, observe the others in your environment. Are they as supportive as they claim to be? Do they bring out the best in you or do they encourage the worst? It may be necessary for you to replace some of those who claim to be (but aren’t) your supporters. Please don’t hesitate to do what you know needs to be done.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) You now have an opportunity to really get to know yourself and consciously welcome the part of you that has developed so beautifully over the past few years.  Rather than look outside yourself for validation, look within. There you’ll find the priceless treasure of who and what you’ve become.

 THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20 It’s time for you to take action. Almost any type of positive new action will do. You must step outside your comfort zone. Your old patterns won’t serve you any longer and a conscious decision to leave them behind will lighten your emotional load as well as make way for the new opportunities that are waiting for you.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) We live interesting times and everything is changing, including you. Follow through on your promises to yourself and you will love the results you achieve. A brand new life with the freedom and power you’ve been wanting is almost in front of you. Continue to pay attention to your Divine Guidance and comply with it—you’ll love the results of this new Divine partnership.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) You’re almost at the finish line.  What you’ve been building is almost at the point of completion. Give yourself permission to be a winner and put the required extra energy into crossing the finishing line. You will be showered with acknowledgements and praise.

 JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) This is a good time to tie up loose ends. Sort through old emotions, relationships, and belief systems as well as old items and let go of what no longer serves a positive purpose in your life. By so doing, you’ll clear the way for the new, fresh energies, opportunities, and people who will be entering your life this year.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Be mindful of who and what are important to you. Allow the natural gifts of life—peace and grace—to attend to you and all of your intentions and actions. Please acknowledge yourself and all that is positive in your life. By so doing, you’ll align yourself with the energy of abundance and reap both spiritual and material rewards.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) This is a great time for you to take a break from all of those projects that you’re juggling. Long walks in nature are the best ways for you to connect with yourself and others. Don’t try to force things to happen– just flow along with the current. You’re being guided by Divine energy now and you’ll wind up in the right place every time.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) You’re in a very lucky phase right now. Your vision for the future can manifest fully if you direct your energy intuitively and intellectually. By letting your heart tell you what you want and then allowing your mind to create the plan that will bring your desires to fruition is the most positive thing you can do at this time.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) The choice for you now lies in knowing how to discern the energies of willingness and willfulness. Willfulness will render you immobile, unable to access your strength and power because of stubbornness or fear of change.  Willingness, the ability to flow with the changes, enables you to exponentially increase your strength and power because you’re in agreement with the energy in your field. Choose wisely.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Are you feeling the pressure from the competition around you? The next couple of months will be a bit intense as you move away from feeling that you need to answer to others for your stance or position on everything. Life will become calmer as you begin to trust that the hard times are over for you. Be good to yourself and take time to enjoy the fact that you are a creator.

February 2021 Tarotscope

We start this month off with a wild and intense Mercury retrograde. Mercury will be retrograde until February 20th. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation, and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, please hold off on buying or leasing any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for introspection and research, though. Those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions.

And no matter what’s happening in the cosmos– down here on planet Earth, especially in the U.S., there is still great work to be done. Now is the time to make sure that the freedoms we’ve worked so hard to keep are supported by our actions– volunteer to help keep voting rights accessible to everyone. At last count, Republican politicians in 28 states are trying to make voting more difficult for people. Let’s not let that happen!

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

And for now and forever:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how the strong stumble, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least they fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  Marianne Williamson

  

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Your social contacts will be of great help to you at this time. Great opportunities that you can use to grow your brand and your business endeavors will be presented to you through new people in your life. Be open to having your wishes granted and, of course, always be in gratitude.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) A lot is changing now. Please remain calm and take stock of your situation. You are your greatest asset and the Universe is taking over to help guide you to a new found destiny. It’s important for you to surrender to this great force and rely on your intuition for guidance fail. Old acquaintances will offer to help.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Keep your feet on the ground, take appropriate action, and have faith. Follow these important instructions and you’ll experience the miracle of manifestation this month. The Universe is with you and you’re able to create what you want. This is a very potent, powerful time for you.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20 You’re an expert at caring for others, but what about taking good care of yourself? It’s time for you to use your nurturing abilities for yourself, too. Help make your own dreams come true by using courage and action to help as you set off on creating the life of your dreams.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Beyond your knowing, powerful forces are working with you. Whatever you’ve put your energy into in the last year is coming to fruition. Because of your passion and commitment, the Universe is giving you powerful help. Take this time to review and do some fine-tuning. Powerful people will want to help you– let them!

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Although the tasks before you can be hard at times, the reward you earn from completing them is worth it. For the next three months, you’ll be required to work hard while making it look effortless. Your work will be noticed and people and opportunities will be drawn to you. Ask for and allow yourself to accept help from your old friends as well as your new allies.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) This month’s advice– lighten up! Please let the chips fall where they may and don’t worry about the symmetry of things. Get comfortable with the lightness of being–  what in the past may have seemed being flighty to you is really you opening up to all of the creative energy available to you. Be true to yourself and you’ll watch your dreams become reality.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Though your specialties are power, passion, and control, this is a time to assist your specialties with research, preparation, and alliances. If you want to have what you want, you must be willing to build the type of relationships that will open doors for you. There is a Divine plan for you, but you have to do the ‘leg work’. Keep listening to your intuition, be willing to ask for and accept guidance and you’ll have something wonderful to celebrate.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your greatest ability– to create your own luck– will serve you well at this time. Please use unadorned self-honesty as you move quickly and quietly through your world and assess the people and issues that you encounter. In order to come up a winner, you’ll need to have powerful friends who are committed to being a part of your success.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Things may seem a little dull now and your plans may appear to be blocked, but it’s only a phase. Enjoy the break from the intensity and prepare yourself for the big rush of energy coming your way in a few weeks. Use this time well by contemplating your life path and how your current goals align with it.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Saturn has recently entered your sign and you have just begun an important, life changing, two and a half year journey. This important cycle in your life only happens every 28 years. You must be willing to see things and their structure as they are and not as you imagined them to be in order to profit from this Saturn transit. There is the promise of great success for you if you keep your feet on the ground and your eyes on the prize.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) The possibilities are practically endless for you at this time and your charisma is high. Pay attention to your surroundings and you’ll notice that you’re attracting a lot of creative and relationship opportunities. Stay grounded, be discerning, and use discretion– you’ll love the results!

January 2021 Tarotscope

2021– the theme song for this moment in time is Etta James’ anthem, “At Last!” But we can’t rest on our laurels, there is still great work to be done.

This year, 2021, is a “5” numerological year. It’s a year of change, choice, communication, perspective, perception, and possibilities. In preparation for this year, we’ve all been and continue to go through deep transformation. The circumstances of the last year provided us with opportunities we’d never had time to take before AND the time to take them. How did you do with that? Did you take the opportunities? Did you grow and progress in ways beyond your wildest imagination? Or did you try to ignore or postpone the inevitable?

We’re all capable of being the most wondrous expression of passionate, creative, loving life there is. Life knows that about us and 2021 will hold us to the fulfillment of that promise. Where ever we go, whomever we meet, whatever we do, we’ll continue to be presented with opportunities to fulfill that sacred obligation.

Anything can happen in a “5” year– its signature quote is, “you never know.” Your message for this month (and this year) is in the form of a quote or affirmation. It’s a guide that will help direct you on your soul quest of manifesting and embodying your brilliance. Print out your quote and put it where you can see it and reflect on it– the refrigerator, bathroom mirror, dashboard of your car.

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran

 And for now and forever:

 “It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how the strong stumble, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least they fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

  

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr. Seuss

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” Haruki Murakami

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” Roy T. Bennett

 THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” Robert Fulghum

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” Jim Morrison

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” Lao Tzu

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Don’t let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It’s your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don’t let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality– not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others’ prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being– adventure!” Roy T. Bennett

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.” Steve Maraboli

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” Nora Roberts

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “It seems that the real objective is to be true to yourself, no matter what. Those people who can’t or won’t accept you in your entirety have only been presented to you to test your commitment to that truth. They are, in fact, only illusions. If you had betrayed yourself just to keep them around, they would have vanished like a puff of smoke and you would have been left with the knowledge and repair work that comes with selling yourself out. As painful as it may be, the pain will pass and this experience will solidify into a love, respect, and acceptance of yourself that is priceless.” Sheilaa L Hite

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” John Lennon

December 2020 Tarotscope

It’s December and the election is over and thankfully, we can work toward repairing what’s been damaged as we create a better world.

In only a few short weeks, we’ll all witness and participate in the end of this year and the beginning of a new year– 2021. This year didn’t work out the way we’d imagined, hoped, or planned. To say the least! This extraordinary year did help us in a powerful way, though. It removed all that distracted us and gave us the opportunity to look deeply into ourselves and honest deal with our positives and our negatives. How did that go for you? Did you take the opportunity? Did you grow and progress in ways beyond your wildest imagination? Or did you try to ignore or postpone the inevitable?

 We must all remember that each of us is capable of doing potentially mysterious, empowering deeds and of displaying courage, integrity and heart so vital and vibrant to the continuation of all that we hold dear.

Take a look back at yourself and your 2020 journey. How will you take what you’ve experienced and learned and use it to help make the coming year, 2021, the best year ever for yourself, your community, and your world?

Your message this month is in the form of a quote or affirmation. It’s a key that will help you translate your experience of this year to reflect on your perspective of yourself, your goals, your commitment,  and your willingness to ‘show up’ and actively choose and stand for what you believe in.

For all of us:

“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.”  Khalil Gibran

And for now and forever:

 You Are Not for Everyone 

 The world is filled with people who, no matter what you do, will point-blank not like you. But it is also filled with those who will love you fiercely. Talk to the people who can hear you. They are your people. 

You are not for everyone and that’s OK. Don’t waste your precious time and gifts trying to convince them of your value, they won’t ever want what you’re selling.

Don’t convince them to walk alongside you. You’ll be wasting both your time and theirs and will likely inflict unnecessary wounds, which will take precious time to heal.

You are not for them and they are not for you; politely wave them on and continue along your way.

Sharing your path with someone is a sacred gift; don’t cheapen it by rolling yours in the wrong direction. Keep facing your true north.

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell, and “Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your inner voice.” Steve Jobs

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau, and “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” L. P. Jacks

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Never confuse someone else’s inability to do something with its inability to be done.” Steve Maraboli, and “Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.” Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “I am not afraid of my Truth anymore, I will not omit pieces of me to make you feel comfortable. Love me for who I am or not at all. Decide if you are part of my history or part of my future…I am who I am.” Unknown

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “This is the purpose in life, to get what you want. There are deeper things, but this is fun.” Karl Lagerfeld, and “You are not limited by logic, the past, or the world around you. You are not of the world around you. You are supernatural, pure spirit.” Unknown

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if they’re crazy enough!” Colin Kaepernick, and “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” Paulo Coelho

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “The poser is drowning in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight. Be the mystic!” Joseph Campbell, and “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” Anais Nin

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “Willfulness characterizes the unharnessed human will, whereas willingness identifies the strong will of a person who is willing to go where they are called or led by Higher Power.” Gerald May

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu, and “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” Joseph Campbell

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” Hal Borland, and “Soon there’ll be a new year. You don’t have to look behind and relive the past with regret and you don’t have to dream of a distant future to try to capture happiness. This new year is your time– use your energy to make your dreams come true!” Patricia Edwards    

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, they make them.”  George Bernard Shaw

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I’m going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice.” Mike Ericksen