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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.

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.

(VIDEO) Sheilaa Hite – Loving Yourself And Your Patterns

Listen to my interview with the powerful healer Damla Aktekin!

In this Conversations With Healers episode, my guest is Sheilaa Hite, world-renowned Tarot Master and Teacher, Master Transformational Astrologer, Intuitive and Author. Sheilaa was featured in the book 100 Top Psychics and Astrologers in America. Sheilaa and I had a delightful conversation about:

– Her unusual upbringing and how her intuitive gifts were celebrated from birth,
– The concept of Spiritual Hedonism (which is the title of one of Sheilaa’s books) and how our pleasure and joy can lead us to deeper healing and what Karl Lagerfeld can teach us about life,
– The art of healing others and how there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to psychic readings or healing work,
– Tarot and Astrology, how these tools can help us on our healing journey,
– How grace can work regardless of the tools we use as healers,
– What spiritual alchemy means for us and for the world,
– And more.

My favorite healing nugget from Sheilaa is “Start turning within and start loving yourself. Liking yourself is great but go ahead with unconditional love. If divine can love you, why not you?”

With love and light,

Damla

July 2020 Tarotscope

We are a simple species who too often insist on making things complicated.

Treat others the way you want to be treated.“Love one another as I have loved you.” “We all do better when we work together.”  “What goes around, comes around.”

You see, the rules are clearly stated. And, for extra incentive, the most obvious advantage to following them is rooted in self-interest!

Currently, there’s a strong wave of awareness and activism motivated by most, if not all, of the above quotes. Good, because that’s what it’s going to take to save us now. I’m again reminded of Edmund Burke’s quote, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.” I’m glad that so many good people are finally willing to do something about the evil that has been draining the life out of our existence. It’s a good start and we can use a few more.

So– are you willing to do what it takes to boost your level of self-interested harmony? In addition to signing petitions, putting your body where your convictions are is the next great step. Show up and make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, make sure your voice is heard, and please for the love of everything that’s holy– VOTE and encourage others to vote, too!

Margaret Mead said it best– “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

This month’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:

Something Beautiful Remains – Tina Turner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kaOLKEAVLo

 and

 Love’s in need of Love Today – Stevie Wonder

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

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) How Can It be Forbidden If It’s Love – 3rd World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy4ut4S4Ap0

 

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) A Change is Gonna ComeSam Cooke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEBlaMOmKV4

 

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Celebrate Me Home – Kenny Loggins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVbPgBGv2to

 

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Why I Sing The Blues – B.B. King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWGfX3U8tUM

 

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Who Will Buy? – Aaron Neville

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

 

The Hermit (August 23 – September 22) Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3UJxD2za1Y

 

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Standing Knee Deep in a River and Dying of Thirst – Kathy Mattea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWyFW1siCwQ

 

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Take it to the Limit – The Eagles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJkW0Clsvrk

 

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) You May Be Right – Billy Joel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilsv0C1-aBw

 

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Nature Boy – Nat King Cole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0XJCJ1Srw

 

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Painted On Canvas – Contra Costa Singers, Stephanie Austin Letson, Director

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRm-YAaF9bI

 

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Hallelujah – K.D. Lang

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

May 2020 Tarotscope

It’s May 2020 and flowers are beginning to bloom. What have you planted that will delight the senses and enhance the quality of your life?

We are still dealing with powerful forces outside of our control, and as it was last month, much of our perceived personal power has been significantly reduced. Our goals for our lives have become very simple and the rules and means for achieving those goals are also most basic. What we have any real power or control over is HOW we operate as individuals and as a society during these intensely transformational times.

We would all do well to remember two things: 1- these limiting circumstances won’t last forever, 2- they’ll be over when they’re over. Trying to “push the river”, i.e., denying and ignoring what needs to be done and insisting that the Universe bends to our will, won’t work.

We can continue to monitor the circumstances and use our personal power to focus our energy on what IS working and do what we can to perpetuate that truth. Giving in to our baser instincts of panic and fear won’t change the truth and will only allow negative people and feelings to influence and control us.

This is a “lemons to lemonade” moment– seize it! You can choose to be a sheep and be led astray by those who don’t have your best interest at heart or you can choose to be what you were created to be– a warrior who thinks, acts, cares for, and promotes what’s most beneficial for yourself, life, and your community.

 

For all of us:

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities– always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.”  Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress

 “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

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) In many ways, you’re being called upon to look back and put things in perspective; you’re also being called upon to take that knowledge and positively project it so that it informs your future. You’re in transition and you’re moving to a different level of awareness that will help you fully, joyfully experience life. So sort and sift by reviewing the past and releasing those people and issues that no longer align with your intention and energy.

EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) In order to “find” oneself, you first have to admit you’re lost. Being the stoic one and providing the means for others to discover their true calling is noble, but not when it’s at the expense of neglecting your own need to discover your personal destiny. Now, you must turn your skills inward and discover what makes you the unique contribution you were created to be. Whatever your dreams, hopes, and aspirations are, welcome the pursuit of them with open heart, mind, and arms.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) This month and the next mark the anniversary of the time that you graced us all with your presence, so by all means– celebrate! Take your cues from the season and acknowledge the wonderfully eclectic bundle of energy, matter, and emotions that is you! It’s an intense year and there is no better way for you to balance your energy than responsibly enjoying the life you’ve created.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Feeling content, secure, and at peace with yourself? Although this feeling is new to you, there’s no need to question it– you have finally found a sense of comfort and safety within yourself that’s been a long time coming. Don’t try to analyze it, simply enjoy it and let that feeling of contentment encourage you to continue investing in your well-earned right to live in happiness and security.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Relationships of all kinds are demanding your attention. Karma, life’s balancer and bookkeeper, is knocking at your door. And like all good bookkeepers, it’s demanding that you achieve balance by examining your links to the people around you. It’s time to honestly place the positives in the credit column and the negatives in the debit column and handle each accordingly.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Empower your present and future by exploring your inspirational and creative roots. Who or what made such an impact on you that they influenced your current life? It’s time to sort through your “root system” and nurture the ones that continue to uplift and inspire you. New opportunities are coming your way– you’ll want to make room for them emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Doing “less” will actually produce “more” for you during these “interesting” times. Please give yourself permission to relax your mind and allow the Universe to present you with what you need. By doing so, you’ll discover that you have the power to put your dreams and ideas out into the world and to get the assistance that will help make your dreams come true. Guidance and support will come from the most unexpected sources.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Life is full of surprises, isn’t it?  During this time of immense transformation, you are “encouraged” to take center stage in your world. You have a great repository of skills, talents, and gifts– it’s time for you to get out there and display them so that you can reap the rewards and the recognition that are due you.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your natural gifts of ingenuity, insight, and communication are meeting that unstoppable combination of grace, courage, and curiosity. You’re being impelled to live a life inspired by your loftiest dreams. Your ability to see and experience life from such a powerful perspective will greatly enhance your life as well as the lives of those around you. Your new mantra is a quote by Henry David Thoreau, “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Every advancement in the quality of our lives begins as someone’s desire. You are a very astute “scout” and see possibilities everywhere.  Now is the time to give credence to those possibilities by creating from the inside out starting at your heart.  Please take advantage of a new energetic boost by matching the proper actions with your desires. Circumstances will reward you with unanticipated results.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Now is a good time to indulge your interest in exploring new ideas and concepts. So much is going on in your life and you’ll gain a lot of new insights from discovering the meaning that old places and new have for you. Think of your life as a large, open space and decorate it with the symbols, feelings, and lore of your spiritual and physical experiences.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) During these turbulent times, try not to vacillate from one extreme to the other. Life is pretty intense right now and you’ll do well to just be. You don’t have to figure it all out, just put one foot in front of the other and don’t concern yourself about the outcome. Use this time to indulge in your birthright of creativity– sing, dance, write, paint. There is a purpose for what’s unfolding and it will slowly reveal itself. You have a lot more Light and Grace around you than you know.

May 2019 Tarotscope

Wow, we’re a third of the way into this year! May is a fertile month, providing us with opportunities to plant seeds and grow exciting new ways of succeeding in the world. Please use this time to create the life you want, now and in the future. This is also the month of the people and their power. Join organizations and groups of like-minded people and work to bring about the changes our world so dearly needs. Our lives depend on it.

For All of Us:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

 “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

 

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Remember playing on the seesaw when you were in grammar school? It was all about awareness and balance. Which are what you’ll need as you embrace your true gift– learning and practicing a new way of appreciating yourself. Sometimes what is really correct in a situation can only be determined by establishing a new inner “truth meter”.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) This is a time of subtle challenges and major changes for you. At this time, your awareness of these challenges and changes is more advanced than your ability to clearly articulate them. “Listen between the lines” and pay careful attention to your inner voice.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Different, unusual, and strange are words that have often been used to describe you. Unique, inventive, and creative can also be used. The difference is the emphasis you place on them. Remember, being different doesn’t make you defective. Some of the brightest and most successful people in our world are deep thinkers who rarely started out as part of the “in crowd”.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Maturity, discipline and responsibility came early for you as a child.  Self-esteem, self-value and self-confidence are still playing catch up. It’s time to shed those old “skins” and admit to yourself what everyone else is already aware of– how important and powerful you are in your world.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) This is a magical time for you. You’re getting a refresher course in the correct use of will and what it produces. Willingness is like laughter– use it and the world moves with you. Willfulness is like rust on a spigot– difficult to use and nothing positive flows from it. Lightly focus on what you want, trust it to come to you and enjoy watching life flow your way.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) These last few years have been interesting. You’re someone who can see what others can’t conceive of yet. Because of this, your natural sensitivity and vulnerability to the whims and wishes of others isn’t as exposed as it used to be. The best way to use this milestone? Begin carefully laying the groundwork for your next projects– they have a great chance of being successful.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Self-esteem is the lesson and the reward for you at this time. It’s important that you encourage yourself to honor one of your greatest gifts– your uniqueness.  Comparing yourself to others only diminishes you and your creative spirit. Focus on and nurture your value by following the advice of one of the patron “saint” of individuality, Jimi Hendrix– “Let your freak flag fly!”

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Maturity, discipline, and responsibility came early for you as a child. Self-esteem, self-value and self-confidence are still playing catch up. It’s time to shed those old “skins” and admit to yourself what everyone else is already aware of– how important and powerful you are in your world.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Intense and impatient, you’ll benefit from lightening up and going with the flow. Otherwise, you’re likely to become overly emotional and there may be a tendency to try and force situations. The most positive way to get things to go your way is to simply ask– people really do want to help you get what you want.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) This is a lucky period for you and your magnetism is at an all-time high. Be observant and you’ll spot the opportunities available to you, as well as develop the discipline and habits you’ll need in order to help make your hopes, wishes and dreams come true.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) You’re filled with immense potential and enormous impatience at the same time! Here’s a simple exercise to help you learn to wait productively– plant a few seeds in fertile soil. As you ‘wait’ for them to grow and flower, you’ll learn the value of patience by ‘encouraging’ the process as you water, nurture and tend the seeds. This powerful, natural experience and the lessons learned from it will stay with you forever.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Are you properly using your energy or is it improperly using you? You’ve grown more perceptive and you’re processing information at a much faster rate than in the past. Focus less on “getting things done” and more on interacting with others and allow the new input to direct your flow of creative energy into newer and more rewarding forms of creative expression.

April 2019 Tarotscope

Yea– it’s Spring! Get out and enjoy the loveliness. Gather rosebuds, tulips, and rainbows– they’re all reflections of you and the infinite possibilities of life and joy available to you.

For All of Us:

“This is the purpose of life– to get what you want. There are deeper things, but this is fun.” Karl Lagerfeld

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

 “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

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) The words power and success describe your motivation, especially now. They are synonymous with your innate abilities to discover new areas and conquer whatever obstacles come your way. The Universe is acknowledging you and is providing you with the opportunity to accept your Life Mastery. With grace and gratitude, accept this gift and enjoy the experience.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) It’s an unpredictable time. Please remind yourself to be flexible and take a look at life through the various lenses presented to you. Make a “wish list” and check off the things that have already come your way. Pay special attention to what’s on the horizon and allow what’s no longer important to fall away from you.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Even though your ruling planet, Mercury, the planet of communication, is no longer retrograde, it’s still wise for you to keep your own counsel at this time because all of the facts are not in yet. When the time is right to speak up, you’ll be the person everyone will want to listen to. Let your natural ability to sort the truth from fantasy work for you during this period.

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) You’re use to supplying everyone else’s needs, but now it’s time for you to stand back and take care of yourself. Please give in to this need to nurture yourself, even if it doesn’t make the kind of sense you’re used to. Take some time off, reflect on your life, and let things unfold naturally.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Acceptance of the changes change brings is often difficult. However, that’s your assignment now– so go with the flow and allow the Universe to be your travel guide. Relax and enjoy the opportunity for serendipitous gifts and opportunities to fall in your lap.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your message is similar to THE LOVERS. Even though your ruling planet, Mercury, the planet of communication, is no longer retrograde, the whirlwind of energy swirling around you is still at full force. It’s still wise for you to keep your own counsel and let the dust settle. When the time is right, everything will fall neatly into place and you’ll be acknowledged for your clarity and wisdom.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Your message is similar to THE CHARIOT. You’re always taking care of others. Let life take care of you for a while. Balancing energy in this way will give you a more refined sense of your value and your place in the world.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) You’re adept at showing the world what you want them to see. So adept that you’ve gotten used to hiding your true face from yourself but, now it’s time for the inner you to show itself. Go within, meditate, discover yourself. You’re in a new growth cycle, so be sensitive to your needs and let the natural expansive momentum reveal your next steps.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Look into the mirror and repeat after me, “I am the glory of the Divine made manifest.”  You’ve just consciously acknowledged your brilliance, your power, and your connection to Divine Grace. Take a look at your life and notice all you have become and all you have now. More expansion and abundance are coming. Express gratitude as you celebrate and honor yourself and your connection to Grace.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Yes, one end of the string is around your finger and the other end is around the world (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPb_wDRIvrI). How would your life be different if you could afford to do anything you wanted to do? This is a time of magic and miracles, so give it some thought and start making plans because that kind of capability is actually at hand. With joy and gratitude, notice how the opportunities are opening up for you and take advantage of them.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Your message is similar to THE WORLD. You’re under a lucky sign now– the rainbow. It’s a sign of blessings and good fortune and it represents the Divine covenant with humanity. You are very blessed at this time and the “storm” is ending. You will receive help from an unexpected source. Keep your focus on your goal and accept acknowledge that Divine Guidance is there to lend you a hand.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Your ruling planet, Neptune, is in its own sign now, so it’s important to be clear about what is fact and what is wishful thinking. This is a perfect time to study the gray areas– those subtle, nuanced places between the polar opposites of Black and White. You’ll be amazed at what you discover and you’ll love the stability that comes from the experience.

December 2018 Tarotscope

It’s December and 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– 2019.

Endings and beginnings, opportunities and challenges always trigger periods of profound reflection and soul searching. Did the year work out the way you’d hoped or planned? Did you grow and progress in all the ways you’d foreseen on January 1st of this year? Did you take the actions necessary to bring your hopes, wishes, and dreams to fruition?

2017– a “1” Universal year, called for constructive action and establishing our new 9-year life trajectory. This year, 2018, called for commitment and the results of that are beginning to show. 2019 will call for us to continue on our paths and follow through with our commitments by communicating and enrolling others in this great adventure we’re on.

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 2018 journey. How will you take what you’ve experienced and learned and use it to help make the coming year, 2019, 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

“There are people put on this earth who make laws designed to break the spirits of others. There are those put here who have their spirits broken by the people who make those laws. Then there are those who are here to take the actions and make the laws that break the people who break the spirits of others. I am one of those people.” Steve Toltz

and by Patricia C. Wrede:

“Well,” said the frog, “what are you going to do about it?” “I don’t know. I’ve tried talking to my parents, but they won’t listen, and neither will Therandil.” “I didn’t ask what you’d said about it,” the frog snapped. “I asked what you’re going to do.”

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Unpredictability is sometimes a gift; it prepares you to  expect, accept and revel in the surprises life presents you with. Everything that you’re going through is preparing you for what you’ve asked for.” Anonymous

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. How you look at life determines what you get from it.” Winston Churchill

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” Les Brown, and “There’s always a way when you do. Then your ‘shoulds’ become your ‘musts’ and you make the way.” Anonymous

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) It will never matter what others thing of you. It will ALWAYS matter what YOU think of you. PLEASE– stop caring about what others think of you. Follow your own intuition and learn to trust that you are capable of anything you set your mind to. Anonymous

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by taking action. It’s time– take positive action.”  Dr. Henry Link

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Life will throw you challenges, but it is in those challenges that you will learn who you are.” Maya Angelou

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Remember to acknowledge yourself for getting to where you are today.” Maya Angelou

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou, and “Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” Harvey Fierstein

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) 11) “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, and “When you stay on purpose and  don’t allow yourself to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.” Wayne Dyer

 THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “We are all born with a thirst for adventure.” and, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

 THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” Jack Canfield, and “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”  Saint Francis of Assisi

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou, and “You were given your dream for a reason– make it come true!” Anonymous