Tarot the Week!
Tarot the Week!
Week of August 21st - August 27th, 2017
Card: Two of Wands
Quick Analysis: Two of Wands. You're the king of all you survey. You're the queen of the castle. Bow down, bitches! The world is your oyster. You have it, and what you don't have you can easily get. You are adding to your already considerable empire by taking full advantage of the resources available to you. But it can be lonely at the top. Make sure what you're doing isn't affecting your moral compass. Make sure what you're doing isn't harming yourself or anyone else. Make sure at the end of the day you can sleep at night knowing you did the right thing.
In-Depth Analysis: I absolutely LOVE the Two of Wands. This card means that either the person across from me is about to come into some real blessings or is already enjoying the fruits of his or her labors. It means this person is firing on all cylinders. This person is doing the damn thing. This person is seeing good and positive results for all the hard work he or she has put in. It's wonderful news to give to someone.
And let me be clear here. This card speaks more to the truth of being in the flow of the Universe. When we're in the flow of the Universe, things come easier for us. Or I should say, our best laid plans really do come to pass. There's something about being in the flow that makes manifestation easier than when one isn't in the flow. The world literally becomes our oyster. We want something, we get it. We work on something with all our passion and blood sweat and tears and the results are spectacular. So when the two of wands comes up in a reading it means the person sitting across from me is in the flow of the Universe. And again, that's REALLY good news.
The only word of caution I would give to someone who is literally seeing their dreams come true in a real and tangible way right in front of their very eyes is to make sure whatever they're doing, they can sleep at night. You know, the Good Book says, "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? - Mark 8:36. And that's so true. Because the truth of the matter is while it's best to be in the flow of the Universe to achieve the best of the Universe, sometimes finding wealth doesn't require being in the flow. Sometimes wealth and power and prestige can come to those we either don't know about the flow or actively work against the flow, getting all of the above by any means necessary. Problem is, even if they're not having any trouble sleeping now, they will eventually. What goes around comes around eventually. And if we're engaging in shady shenanigans to get what we want, we should realize the bill for that always comes due eventually.
Finally, make sure as your dreams are coming true to keep trusted people by your side. Not people who want nothing more than to sop up the gravy of your train as it passes by. But true friends who have been ride or die in the past and will continue to be ride or die in the future. The more successful you are the harder it can be to discern real people from people who just want you for their own purposes and ends. So it's important to care for and cultivate the relationships you have right now as you're making your way to the top. Those are the people who will be there to not only cheer you on as you climb to dizzying heights, but will also be the people there to support you should you ever have to come down. Remember, not everyone who smiles in your face is your friend. And there are people out there whose literal cosmic job it is to fuck you over. So make sure you keep your close friends to a minimum and keep them close.
Bottom Line: The Two of Wands encourages you to be in the flow of the Universe. the more you're in the flow, the more good things will come your way. Make sure that as you're enjoying the fruits of your hard won labor you're keeping your moral compass true and your actions above board. You don't want to lose your soul to the game. Finally, those people that were ride or die when you were broke are probably the same people who will be ride or die for you now that you're ballin'. Keep those people close. And shake off the rest of the haters. Otherwise, get out there and make it rain! You can thank me (and peel me off a couple stacks) later!
Have a fantastic week, everyone!
- Tarot the Week!
Week of August 14th - August 20th, 2017
Card: Eight of Swords
Quick Analysis: It's all in our minds. We hold ourselves back. We have resources all around us but refuse to make use of them. Good or bad or somewhere in between, we are who we believe we are. We become what we think about. The Eight of Swords is advising us of all of this. We'd be wise to heed the counsel.
In-Depth Analysis: I have a confession to make. I sabotage myself all the time. Things will be going great. I'll have all my ducks in a row, all my bills paid, all my familial, friend and community commitments taken care of, my spirituality in a Zen place. Then all of a sudden out of nowhere I'll sabotage it. it's true. I do it all the time. And then I cry to the heavens to ask Him/Her/It/Them why. All the while I know the reason why. It's because of me. I do it. I cut myself off at the knees just when things are really starting to cook in the kitchen.
It's part of the reason I procrastinate. It's part of the reason I'll find a million and one things to occupy my time rather than focusing on work. It's why I'll spend 3 hours watching YouTube videos instead of using that time to work. Today I spent the majority of my time sleeping because I felt tired. Not because I had overly exerted myself. But because to face the reality of the sabotage I was beginning to create was too much for me to bear today. So instead I stuck my head in the proverbial sand and slept most of the day.
The Eight of Swords is all about being in our own head. Being blinded by the truth of the matter. Binding ourselves up tight enough where we easily convince ourselves we cannot move. And then to make matters worse we use the swords as a prison to keep us entrapped in our current situation. Through our actions we can cause the "bad weather of the brain" to descend upon us like much rain.
Now before we get any further let me also say depression is a real thing. Mental illness is a real thing. Mental disorders are a real thing. Chemical imbalances in the brain really do happen. And some things can only be helped through the magic of modern medicine. If that is your situation, if you are in a situation where you don't see any other way out other than seeking medical attention, by all means do so. There are medical professionals out there whose jobs it is to help people in those situations. So please seek out the medical attention you need with your head held high knowing you are doing what is necessary to make sure you're living the best life possible.
As for the rest of us, we have work we need to do as well. Because we tend to live in our own minds and our minds can sometimes be a trap for us, we need to do whatever is necessary to make sure we're working to break free from those things that bind us. Honey, therapy is there for a reason. And I'm not saying we all need therapy. But what I am saying is therapy is there for a reason. if you're like me and you sabotage yourself all the time. If you do, there's clearly work that needs to be done. There are deep-seated issues that need to be brought to the light, examined, dealt with and let go of. Sabotaging yourself isn't a healthy way to go through life, and that's putting it mildly. Believe me, I know of what I speak.
Bottom Line: When the Eight of Swords comes up in a reading it means we are easily susceptible to getting trapped in our own minds. We become prisoners of our own thoughts. We become immobilized through fear. We ignore the resources all around us. We blind ourselves to the help we can so easily get if we simply asked for it. Therefore, we end up sabotaging ourselves. We sabotage our relationships, our success and our future because we've made a prison out of our minds.
But there's hope. If we recognize we are doing this, if we recognize we have become our own worst enemies, there are ways for us to get through it. We have resources. There are people, professional people, that want nothing more than to see us live the best life possible. But it's up to us to take that first initial step. If we're able to do that, if we're able to become partners with the Universe in becoming the best possible versions of ourselves, the Universe will respond in kind. It's not going to be easy. Evolution rarely is an easy proposition. But as long as we commit to the long process of working to break free from the chains we placed on ourselves, we will have success. So get out of your own head! Stop sabotaging your life! You can thank me later.
Have a fantastic week, everyone!