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Week Of February 12th — February 18th 2018

Card: 10 of Pentacles

Quick Analysis: The 10 of Pentacles in general means wealth and prosperity. It can mean long life, good health, and stability not only for you but for your family as well. When the 10 of Pentacles comes up in a reading, most often the person across from me has worries about how things will turn out. They’ve sometimes put their hearts and soul into a project or a relationship or a business venture or turned their lives around health-wise. But still they wonder how the future will turn out for them. If all that hard work and blood, sweat and tears will pay off for them. The 10 of Pentacles says, “Yes.”

But it even goes deeper than that. The 10 of Pentacles is all about legacy. What we leave behind. The mark we leave on this world, both with ourselves and with our families and the circles of friends, acquaintances and community we will eventually leave behind. The 10 of Pentacles says we not only will have a personal legacy, but that legacy will affect everyone in our personal circle for generations to come.

So it’s important we are conscious about the legacy we leave behind. Yes it is true history has a way of vindicating or vilifying those that have passed on. And once that idea has been implanted firmly enough in the general consciousness it’s hard to change it. But we have the choice nonetheless to dictate how our legacies will play out, at least via the people who know and love us. We all leave a mark. We all leave an impression. There isn’t a person in this world that will leave this world without affecting someone in it for better or worse. We aren’t anonymous. We may not be on tv in film, on stage somewhere or behind a podium somewhere else. The collective consciousness of the world may not know who we are, but I guarantee there is someone who will always remember us. And how they remember us is completely up to us. So I encourage each of us to leave pleasant memories behind for the people who will have to carry on without us long after we’re gone.

In-Depth Analysis: This weekend I was asked to be part of the entertainment for a “Mardi Gras” event. Since the theme was “Mardi Gras” they thought it appropriate to bring in a psychic to tie in with the New Orleans vibe. While there I got to read for several different people. But one person stood out in particular, especially as it relates to the theme for today. I won’t be betraying his confidence or his anonymity by sharing with you part of what I told him.

The 10 of Pentacles happened to come up in his reading. And from his reading I knew he was at the stage in his life where he was thinking about his legacy. What he will leave behind. Most adults who have children automatically have a built in legacy via their children. But this gentleman was different. He’s not married and he doesn’t have nor does he want children. Which makes his legacy a little bit harder to achieve. If he doesn’t have children and he doesn’t even want children, what can he possibly leave behind.

The answer is simple: Love. Regardless of who you are or your particular circumstance in life you can leave behind love. You can make a difference in someone’s life simply by loving them. Regardless of whether or not you have children of your own as living legacies that you were here, you can still love.

In fact, if we’re telling the truth here love is really the ONLY thing we leave behind. Material things can break, be lost or stolen, or sold or given away. Money is only as valuable as what it’s used for. And if you have a finite amount of money when you die, typically that money doesn’t generate more money. There’s really nothing “tangible” in this life that continues to generate after we’re gone. And even if it does, eventually it will be forgotten. Eventually people will move on from it. Eventually it will become a part of history and if given enough time even fade away from the history books.

Love however, is an infinite resource. It’s a resource that was here at the creation of our planet. It was here when the first cells began to divide and multiply. It was here when only animals roamed the earth. It was here when the first human beings gained consciousness. It’s been here all along. And it will be here long after you and I have taken our last breath. So we have a choice in this lifetime to either contribute to the infinite resource of love or block ourselves from that blessing.

Right now I’m reading a little book called “Love Is Letting Go Of Fear” by Gerald Jampolsky, M.D. It’s based on the much larger book, “A Course In Miracles”. Anyway, one of the lessons in the book is “All That I Give Is Given To Myself.” Page 51 of the book says, “To Give is to Receive is the law of Love. Under this law, when we give our Love away to others we gain, and what we give we simultaneously receive. The law of Love is based on abundance; we are completely filled with Love all the time, and our supply is always full and running over. When we give our Love unconditionally to others with no expectations of return, the Love within us extends, expands and joins. So by giving our Love away we increase the Love within is and everyone gains.”

In short, the more we share our love, the more love there is to give. It never runs out.

I will leave you with a quote from the late, great Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” And that’s the truth. If you’re wondering what your legacy can be, let it be love. Let your legacy be that the world was better off with you having been in it because you brought more love to the planet. You loved without condition. You loved without hesitation. You loved without expecting anything in return. And the more you loved, the more love you had to give. And the more you were loved in return.

Bottom Line: People will remember us. There’s no getting around that truth. We do not go through life alone. We affect the people around us for the better or for the worse. When we pass on we will leave a legacy behind us no mater what. Since that is true (it is) we have a choice on the legacy we leave behind. We have a choice in how people will remember us. I encourage each of us to be remembered by how we made people feel. And let’s do our best to leave a good feeling behind. A peaceful feeling. A loving feeling. Let our legacy be that whomever we touched in this lifetime, we left them better off because for however long they knew us, they were loved. You can thank me later.

Have a FANTASTIC week, everybody!

Be Blessed.

Song Of The Week: Hannah Kerr “Love I Leave Behind”

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Week Of February 5th – February 11th

Card: King of Wands, Reversed

Quick Analysis: When the King of Wands comes up in a reading it’s all about creativity, drive, purpose, passion and strength.  So when this card comes up in the reversed position, it can oftentimes mean someone who is unsatisfied with their current work situation.  When that happens I always ask the person, “What’s keeping you in your current job situation?”  Usually that question is met with the usual suspect answers: “I have a family.”  “I have bills that need to be paid.”  “I’m not qualified for anything else.”  “I’ve tried finding work elsewhere to no avail.”  “I wish I could leave but I could never make as much anywhere else as I am working here.”  “I would leave but this place has fantastic health benefits.”  Etc., etc., etc.

And then I always ask, “Yeah, but are you happy?”  And the answer is pretty much the same, “Well no, but I’ve got (insert one of the above answers here).”  So I ask again, “Yeah, but are you happy?”  To which they respond, “Well I just said I wasn’t but (insert one of the above answers here.)”

There are a million and one reasons why people stay in situations that make them unhappy.  And a lot of those reasons are legitimate.  I would never tell someone to leave a situation just because they are unhappy.  I would tell someone to leave if they feel unhappy and trapped in their current situation.

So if you are feeling not only unhappy but trapped in your current situation, know you always have a choice.  You always have a way out.  There’s always a good and positive and life affirming exit you can make that will be of benefit to everyone in the long run.  You just have to take that bold and brave first step to not only decide you’re not happy but to also take the steps necessary to change that for yourself.  If we find ourselves in such problems, I encourage us all to not only do the right thing for ourselves, but do the right thing for everyone involved.

In-Depth Analysis: As I stated before, there’s a HUGE difference between feeling unhappy in a work situation and feeling trapped in a work situation.  Many times when we’re unhappy in our present work situation it’s only because we’re getting through the hard stuff to get to the good stuff on the other side.  We’re putting in the hard work, the grunt work, so we can enjoy the rewards for our hard labor on the other side.  Many times we’re putting our noses directly on the grindstone so we can sharpen and focus ourselves so we’re better prepared in the long run for the good stuff coming down the pike.  We know the hard stuff is only temporary.  We know we’re working for the better things that are coming our way.  So we power through the hard stuff until the bright dawn of day comes through.

But what if we feel trapped by our current circumstance?  What if we can’t see anything more for ourselves?  What if we see ourselves living and working and dying in our current job?  If we love our job then it’s not a big deal.  But if we feel trapped by our current job?  That’s a big deal.

When we feel trapped there’s a danger we may begin to act like an animal that’s trapped.  When an animal is trapped it has a tendency to lash out.  To attack the person that’s trapping it.  We as humans may take this a step further and begin to lash out at the people around us, be they part of the reason we’re trapped or not.  We can become angry and bitter.  Any little thing may set us off.  We can become the person everyone walks on eggshells around.

There’s also a danger of completely giving in to our current circumstance.  When that happens a piece of our soul dies.  The outward manifestation of a soul that’s dead is we become hollow people.  We go on auto-pilot.  We go through our days existing rather than living.  We do what is expected of us, no more and no less.  We become automatrons.  Robots.  The spark of life that was in us departs and we’re left with the roteness and routine of life.

Finally, there’s a tendency to not only break out of our current circumstance but act in completely irrational and irresponsible ways.  We may enter into a “mid-life crisis”.  We may do things we wouldn’t normally do.  Or try things that may not be the best for us.  Or decide on changing our lives completely but not in a good and positive way.  We swing the pendulum all the way to the other side instead of finding an equilibrium in the middle.

The best way to combat all of this is to see it coming.  If you can foresee it coming, you can take preemptive steps to make sure you stave it off.  I would encourage you if you are unhappy in your current position to examine if that unhappiness is only temporary while you’re pushing toward something better or if that unhappiness is part and parcel of the job you’re in and isn’t likely to change in the near future, if at all.  

If you come to the realization it’s only temporary, start setting timeline goals.  They don’t have to be big goals.  They can be small goals.  As long as they are goals that build upon each other and keep you moving in a forward manner.  Once you set those goals, work toward them.  Once the date you’ve set has come, take a look at how far you’ve come.  If you need a little more time to reach whatever goal you’ve created for yourself, set it.  Don’t spend a moment kicking yourself for not meeting it in the time allotted.  Just set it out a little further.  If you happen to make your goal in the time you’ve set aside for it, see how well you did.  Assess your progress.  Then set another goal.  The idea here is to train yourself to see your life as being in a constant state of forward momentum.  Even if the steps are baby in nature, at least you’re moving forward.  And that forward momentum should be celebrated.

If on the other hand you see your current situation as a circumstance that will only get you trapped in quicksand, I encourage you to immediately find a way out.  Like right now.  Better to get while the getting is good than leave when you’re half the person you used to be soul-wise.  Better to get out now instead of waiting so long you’ve ruined your personal relationships because of your anger and bitterness towards your job that’s spilled over into your personal life.  Better to get out now before you reach a place where you feel like you can’t get out.  This is not to scare you.  Not at all.  This is simply to let you know if you see for yourself your current situation isn’t going to get any better, then why would you stay in that situation?

Bottom Line: Again, if spirituality doesn’t meet the practicality road, there’s no need for that spirituality.  If we can’t apply our spiritual evolution to our everyday lives then we’re doing it wrong.  So the King of Wands in the Reversed position is telling us we are in danger of getting trapped in our current career.  If that’s true for us, then we should do what we can to change our current circumstance.  If we are putting elbow grease into our lives in the expectation things will get better, I encourage us to keep grinding it out.  But if there is no “better day” in our work situation, we would be wise to do what we can to change our job situation into a better one.  It will not only give us peace of mind, it will also save our interpersonal relationships and save us from becoming husks of human beings.  Do what’s right for you.  You can thank me later.

Have a FANTASTIC week, everybody!

Be Blessed.

Song Of The Week: Moonshine Bandits “Take This Job”

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The card used for this week’s reading is The Faulkner Tarot by Rhiannon Faulkner.  Unfortunately, as far as I can tell this tarot deck is currently out of print. 


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Week Of January 29th – February 4th, 2018

Card: 3 of Swords

Quick Analysis: The Three of Swords.  Heartbreak.  Someone this week is going through an incredible heartbreak.  And for that I am truly sorry.  My heart goes out to you.  I hope you find moments of peace in this monumentally difficult time.

Heartbreak is a fact of life.  Live long enough and we all experience it to varying degrees.  We put our hearts on the line for something and someone and sometimes things just don’t work out.  And then we’re left to pick up the pieces not only of a project or relationship, but also our hearts.

And nothing is the same afterwards.  After our hearts have mended to the point where we feel we can move on with our lives, there’s still scarring.  Our hearts, although sewn back together, show the remains of having gone through that experience.  And we enter into what’s known as the “new normal’.  “Getting back to normal” is actually a misnomer.  Because we can never go back.  That’s not the way of our species.  For better or worse we’re always moving forward.  Progressing.  So in fact, whatever “normal” we find ourselves in after time, distance, introspection and forgiveness is brand new.  We’re simply not the same people we were before this heartbreak happened.

And I’ll leave the quick analysis on this point: It gets better.  I know that has become a tired and overused cliché, but it’s true.  I promise it’s true.  This pain and hurt we’re going through now will not be our “new normal”.  As part of getting to that “new normal” we have to let go of the “old normal”.  And that requires grieving and then letting go.  The grieving part, which we all should go through, is the part some of us are going through right now.  And it sucks.  With no technique.  It’s horrible.  It’s painful.  Heartbreak and loss are two of the worst feelings in the world.  But dammit, things do get better.  I encourage us if we’re going through heartbreak right now to take it moment by moment until we can take it minute by minute until we can take it hour by hour and then day by day.  Eventually we’ll get through days and weeks and months easier and easier until our hearts are healed and we enter the “new normal”.  But we gotta get through the hard stuff first.  And we will!  I believe in us!  I know we have what it takes to muddle through the lowest of lows until we reach heights we never thought possible!  I know we can do it! 

In-Depth Analysis: I want to dive a little bit deeper into this card because of the imagery it invokes.  As stated above, the 3 of Swords is all about heartbreak.  About being so heavily invested into something or someone that when it falls apart so do we.  But what I want to focus in on this week is being our own worst critic.  Being our own worst everything, and how that can lead to disastrous endings.

No one can hold us to as unattainable of standards and goals as we sometimes hold ourselves. No one can admonish us for falling short of those standards and goals as we can ourselves.  No one can beat us up worse psychologically than we can ourselves.  In short, no one can hate us as much as we can hate ourselves.

Depression is real.  Loneliness is real.  Hopelessness and despair are real.  There are some of us out there that can’t see the light for all the darkness in our lives.  There are some of us for whom despair is a lifelong companion.  Some of us today wake up to the same gray, devoid of life dullness that we went to sleep to the night before (if we slept at all).

And for those of us who don’t have this issue, understanding depression can sometimes be difficult.  “Why are you so sad?  Cheer up!”  “You have everything you could ever want in this life.  Why are you so down?”  “You have a spouse that loves you, children that adore you, a nice home, a good career, and friends you meet for cocktails once a week.  Everything is going great!  What’s wrong with you?”  The truth is, depression has little to do with one’s outside circumstances.  Depression has much more to do with one’s state of mind.  Changing one’s outside stimuli in an effort to change one’s state of mind is like putting a Band-Aid on a hatchet wound.  For a moment it might stop the bleeding, but sooner rather than later the bleeding out continues.

It’s estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression.  800,000 people die from suicide each year.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death of young people aged 15 – 29 years old.  One person commits suicide every 40 seconds.  Imagine that!  Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life.  Incredible.

Some of us from the outside looking in lead idyllic lives. From the outside looking in we’d would never guess that some of us are leading lives of quiet despair that keep building and building.  Which is why when people take their own lives many around them will confess they had no idea they were going through what they were going through.  “Why didn’t they come to me?  Why didn’t they say something?”  Maybe there were warning signs that because of lack of an education about depression and suicide we may have missed.  Some of those warning signs include:

• Talking about suicide — for example, making statements such as "I'm going to kill myself," "I wish I were dead" or "I wish I hadn't been born"

• Getting the means to take your own life, such as buying a gun or stockpiling pills

• Withdrawing from social contact and wanting to be left alone

• Having mood swings, such as being emotionally high one day and deeply discouraged the next

• Being preoccupied with death, dying or violence

• Feeling trapped or hopeless about a situation

• Increasing use of alcohol or drugs

• Changing normal routine, including eating or sleeping patterns

• Doing risky or self-destructive things, such as using drugs or driving recklessly

• Giving away belongings or getting affairs in order when there's no other logical explanation for doing this

• Saying goodbye to people as if they won't be seen again

• Developing personality changes or being severely anxious or agitated, particularly when experiencing some of the warning signs listed above

It’s important to note that the warning signs aren’t always obvious and will vary from person to person.  Some people will make their intentions clear while others won’t.

“Well if the warning signs on some aren’t obvious, what can I possibly do to help someone who may be contemplating taking their own life?”
There are a few things that can be done.

1) Ask.  If you see there has been a change in mood or behavior in someone you know, simply asking them if they have been contemplating taking their own life may in fact save their life.  Quite often people who are suicidal just need someone to listen to them.  Which brings me to the second thing you can do:

2) Listen.  And when I say listen, I literally mean shut the fuck up and listen.  Don’t interrupt.  Don’t offer advice.  Don’t tell them to “cheer up” or “snap out of it”.  Close your mouth, open your ears and listen.  Listen for as long as it takes for the person talking to you to talk it out.  Then listen some more.  This can be the hardest thing in the world for some of us to do.  Especially when someone we know and love is telling us they want to end their own lives.  We want to DO something, SAY something that will help.  But oftentimes the BEST thing we can do is don’t say a word and just listen.

3) Be There.  For as long as it takes, be there.  Be the one person in their world they know will ALWAYS be there.  Even after they’ve poured their heart out to you, let them know that you will always, always, ALWAYS be there for them.  And then put your money where your mouth is and actually be there for them.  Which leads organically into:

4) Check In.  Call them.  Text them.  DM them.  Let them know you’re thinking about them and ask them if you can check in with them from time to time to make sure they’re okay.

5) Help Connect.  Help them find local resources, suicide hotlines, therapists, friends, family, anyone they can connect with that have the resources, tools and know-how to effectively help them in the long term.  That way they will know they are not alone.   And finally,

6) Check In.  Again.  Go through the above steps again.  And then again.  And then again.  And then a thousand times more just to be sure.  I cannot stress enough that this is not a one and done kind of a deal.  Being able to get them to consider other alternatives other than suicide is literally just the first step in this process.  It’s SO important they never feel as if they’re alone.  Continually check in with them.  Be a friend to them.  Take them out to the movies or to another favorite activity.  Make your time with them not JUST about suicide, but about truly living.

Bottom Line: I know this week’s reading hasn’t really been about tarot as much as it has been about recognizing depression and suicide as a real thing and doing whatever we can to see the warning signs and be of help in any way we can.  But I’ve often said if you can’t take your spiritual life into your mundane life, then what’s the point?  If you can’t apply spirituality practically then you’re doing it wrong.  As spirits we are called to help each other.  Because when we do, we help ourselves.  There is after all no dividing line between you and me.  We are one.  So when we help one we help the whole.  And the evolution of the planet is made that much easier.  I encourage you to check in with your friends and family.  Check in on the ones you love the most.  Have one on one time with people.  If you are concerned someone might be contemplating suicide, ask them.  Even if they’re not, let them know you are there to listen to them whenever they need you.  If you say just that, and follow it up by being completely and totally present and aware while you listen to them without judgment, you may just save a life.

For more information on how you can help save a life, please click HERE.

If you or someone you know is in a state of crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

There’s also a Crisis Textline that’s available 24/7.  Text 741741.

Have a FANTASTIC week, everybody!

Be Blessed.

Song Of The Week: Logic 1-800-273-8255 

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Week Of January 22nd – January 28th 2018

Card: 2 of Swords Reversed

Quick Analysis: Out of Balance. When the Two of Swords comes up in a reading it usually means the person I’m sitting across from has an out of balance life. Something within that person’s life is out of whack. It could be money, it could be finance, career, family, physical spiritual or emotional health, or a combination of all those things.

And sometimes because our life is out of balance we can feel like our world is upside down and everything is crashing down around us. And they could very well be. But there’s hope.
When the Two of Swords comes up reversed it could either be a warning that things are about to go topsy-turvy in our lives, or we are in the midst of that particular crisis. If either’s the case, there’s something we can do about it.

During those points in our lives it’s important not to get overwhelmed. When our lives are out of whack it can feel like a daunting endeavor to even try to correct course. There’s just too much. At those times, the Universe gently asks us to stop, take a few breaths and focus in on one thing at a time. Doesn’t matter which thing. When deciding upon the thing that’s out of whack to focus on first, there are no wrong choices here. The Universe just asks us to decide. Pick one. Focus on it and do everything in your power to get that aspect of your life back into balance. Then move on to the next. And the next. And the next. Until one day you’ll discover your life may not be in PERFECT balance, but it’s a helluva lot closer to the goal than it was before.

Remember, a life that’s in balance CAN be done. It CAN be accomplished. YOU can do it! I have faith in you! I’m in your corner cheering you on as you take those positive steps to bring your life back into balance.

In-Depth Analysis: For a moment I’d like to focus in on what the two of swords can mean in the upright position. Yes, it is a card of balance. It’s a card that walks the very fine line between yin and yang. It says everything in our life is exactly as we left it, nothing is moving.

And I’d like to submit that’s part of the problem. When we look at our lives and everything is in place and everything is exactly the way we left it and nothing is imperfect we may get easily lulled into a false sense of security. We may get complacent. We may confuse contentment with complacency. And in most cases that leads to stagnation. Rotting. Crumbling down.
And that’s when the Two of Swords starts to turn into the reverse position. That slow progression from contentment to complacency that could in some cases be years in the making begins to manifest itself in a more aggressive manner, making change something that has to be dealt with on a conscious level. And deal with it we must. For if we do not we run the risk of not stemming the tide soon enough and what could have easily been dealt with before becomes something that takes more time, energy and focus to handle.

So the Two of Swords in the Reverse position is telling us that things in our lives are about to literally be turned upside down and we should prepare for it, or we’re in the midst of that experience and the cause can be traced directly back to our contentment that turned into complacency.

Sometimes the problem can be that long before things begin to start to fall apart, we can see we’ve fallen into a rut. We notice things are the same, never changing, day in and day out. And at first we’re fine with it. It’s comforting on some level to know how your day, week, month, year is going to play out. But eventually for a lot of us that comfort becomes a bed we’re no longer so comfortable laying in. But we don’t exactly know what to do about it. We don’t know how to kickstart our lives. We’re unsure about how best to light a fire underneath ourselves to get our butts in gear. The options can sometimes feel endless.

More often than not the Universe is telling us, “Pick one. Doesn’t matter which one. Pick one. No, there is not a wrong answer here. Just pick.” The Universe is SO much more flexible than we are. It can work with us wherever we are. It can work with us whatever we choose. More often than not there is no wrong answer. There is no wrong path. The Universe will be with us regardless. The Universe is always on our side. All too often we can get caught up with the notion we must make the “right” decision when all the Universe wants us to do is decide something. Doesn’t matter what it is, just make a choice. And whatever we choose the Universe will be right there beside us, working with us as we move forward.

Bottom Line: When the Two of Swords is in the reverse position it means our lives are out of balance. We need to figure out a way to bring our lives back into balance. And once we do figure out a way to not only keep ourselves in balance, but also be cautious to not turn that balance into inattentiveness. That’s a tall order, I know. But it can be done. And the way to do it is to pick something. Anything. Pick a part of your life that you know is out of balance and do what you can to right the ship. The Universe will be there with you to help you along the way. And once the ship is right side up and sailing on peaceful seas once more, we must always stay vigilant that we don’t slip back into that false sense of security. Nor should we fall into ennui about our situation. Because that’s when the Two of Swords starts moving ever so slowly back into the reversed position. Staying balanced in all aspects of our lives is not a one and done proposition. We must make it a habit to check in with ourselves on a regular basis to make sure we’re still growing and evolving as spirits. Contentment doesn’t mean stop. It just means we’re at a state of peace with where we are and where we’re going. Balance means we’re constantly examining our lives to make sure we’re never neglecting any aspect of who we really are. It can be done! The Universe will help us! So let’s get back to balance, shall we?

Have a FANTASTIC week, everybody!

Be Blessed.

Song of the Week: Kelley Stoltz & Nicki Bluhm (aka Pearl) “No Wrong Way Home

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Week of 1/15/2018 - 1/21/2018

Card: Three Of Cups

Quick Analysis: The Three of Cups is all about connecting with friends. Being with our loved ones. Hanging out with our chosen family. When the three of cups comes up in a reading I always ask the client when the last time was they went out with their friends for a girls/guys night out? Invariably they give an answer that’s a variation on the theme, “Too long.” When the Three of Cups comes up in a reading the Universe is saying now’s the time to reconnect with those friends.

Humans are social animals. We crave human interaction. Even the most introverted of us from time to time needs to reach out to other people so as to create a balance. And the only way for those of us who are extroverted the “recharge our batteries” is to be with other people. So yes, humans need people. Whether it be to recharge ourselves or to create a balance in our lives, we cannot go through life alone. It’s simply not healthy.

I love the dolphin element in this card. It’s so spot on. Dolphins remind us life is better when you’re with people you love. Dolphins remind us to be joyous and playful. Dolphins remind us to always keep the lines of communication open. Dolphins remind us there’s safety in numbers and to always have each other’s back. I can think of no better interpretation of this card than through the wonder of dolphins.

So if it’s been too long since you’ve connected with your friends, the Three of Cups is encouraging you to pick up the phone and schedule a night out. It could be one of your friends needs you. Or it could be one of your friends has important news to share. Or it could just be you all need to get out and let your hair down and have some fun! Whatever it is, I encourage you to get with your friends and enjoy yourselves!

In-Depth Analysis: Yesterday I didn’t want to be bothered. I wanted to stay at home alone and enjoy some quiet time alone. I was going to sit and write my Tarot the Week column, watch Spaceballs, maybe take a nap and generally enjoy having no responsibilities to anyone but myself.

Then a friend of mine called me. A friend I hadn’t seen in a few weeks. She said she missed me and wanted to come over and spend some quality time with me. She also wanted to introduce me to her nephew. (Matchmaker, matchmaker…) I politely demurred and said I really wanted to enjoy some alone time. It had nothing to do with her, I wasn’t mad at her in the least. I just didn’t want to have anyone over tonight.

She wasn’t taking no for an answer. She politely insisted they come over and spend some time with me. Finally I gave in and allowed them to come over. I told my friend I didn’t know how long I would be able to host them (I REALLY didn’t want to host anybody) so not to expect to stay over until the wee hours of the morning.

They came over, and wonder of wonders I enjoyed myself. I met her nephew (he seemed nice) and we sat around and laughed and talked and enjoyed each others company. I got to know her nephew and found we had a lot in common with each other. The hours flew by and before we knew it, it was late. So we said our goodbyes, promised not to stay away from each other so long and made indefinite plans to meet again soon.

I tell you that story to make the point we can sometimes inadvertently take our friends and loved ones for granted. Not maliciously or even consciously for that matter. It’s just sometimes we take it for granted our friends and loved ones will always be there. We don’t see each other for weeks or months and decide to pick up the phone and call. Then something distracts us and we’re engaged with that and the million other things that come up in a day.

Suddenly the day is over. We crawl into bed and realize that person we wanted to call never got that call from us. We snatch up the phone and hurriedly dial the numbers or pull up their contact information from our phone. But before we hit the send button we look at the time and decide it’s far too late in the evening for us to call. Then we assure ourselves we’ll call tomorrow. But when tomorrow comes we get busy with the cares and responsibilities of life and end up not calling. We again assure ourselves we will call this person tomorrow. Unfortunately, that tomorrow never comes. And before we know it weeks have passed and we haven’t reached out.

And I get it. It happens all the time. We have the best laid plans, the best intentions. And then life bombards us with things we think are “more important” than reaching out to our friends and loved ones. Those cares and responsibilities have a sneaky way of taking over our entire lives to the point where we barely have any time for anything except putting out daily fires.

But the three of cups reminds us we cannot go through this life alone. Friends and loved ones make life bearable and worthwhile. They lift us up when we need them, and they hold us down when it’s necessary. They’re our shoulder to cry on, the ear that listens to all our secrets, and our back when we need someone to lean on. They’re the family we choose. And that choice needs to be tended to so the lines of communication and the bonds we’ve created don’t get broken down.

Bottom Line: Make sure your friends and loved one don’t forget what you look like. Make sure with all the craziness that life can sometimes give you, you don’t allow yourself to take for granted the amazing friendships you’ve created. Much like dolphins, our friends are there to listen to us, to remind us of joy, to protect us and to teach us the joy of working together towards a common goal. Our chosen family can sometimes be closer to us than the family we’re bonded to via DNA. We would be wise to keep those fires of love and affection going. Tomorrow is never promised to anyone. So if you’ve been meaning to reconnect with someone you’ve lost contact with, there’s no better time than the present. I encourage you to carve out some time to be with your friends and enjoy each other’s company. You can thank me later.

Have a FANTASTIC week, everybody!

Be Blessed.

Song of the Week: Kesha “Woman” 

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Week of 1/8/2018–1/14/2018

Card: Six Of Cups

Quick Analysis: The Six of Cups. A card of remembrance. A card of reminiscing. A card of remembering the good times. The easy times. The times when life perhaps wasn’t so difficult. A card that encourages you not only to remember the good times but share those memories with other people. It’s a call to remember “the good old days”.

When this card comes up in a reading it can mean a need to return to that “innocent” way of thinking. That lighter way of thinking. That magical way of thinking. That expansive way of thinking. That way of thinking that knows for certain the world is on our side and we can accomplish anything.

Sometimes we as adults can get caught up in the ‘reality” of life. And sadly that “reality” can sometimes very quickly turn to cynicism. And that cynicism can sometimes lead us down a path of bitterness and sadness. We see the world as dark, foreboding and full of hate. We see the world and all its problems as bigger than us. We see so much pain and hurt and suffering in the world. And that world we envisioned as children, that light, happy place where anything is possible seems like a distant memory. Almost a dream.

But when the Six of Cups comes up in a reading the Universe is encouraging us to take one more look at that childlike way of thinking. That innocent way of thinking. Because that’s closer to the truth of the way the Universe actually works than anything we perceive in the “real world”. So if we feel stuck in a way of thinking that may not be useful and may not serve us well anymore, a return to innocence may be exactly what we need to become more balanced and grounded.

In-Depth Analysis: I’m reading this book called “A Course In Miracles”. Very good book. Very dense book. A definite hard read. It’s 600+ pages and after a few months of reading it for 20 minutes most everyday I’m still only three quarters of the way through it. Regardless, it’s a good book and I’m learning a lot from it. I highly recommend it.

One of the takeaways I’m getting from this book is the idea the world is merely a reflection of who we are. Meaning, we see exactly the kind of world we want to see. And that reality of what we see dictates how we move through the world. It’s individual and unique to each person however certain themes do express themselves over and over again.

One of those themes is “the world is a bad place”. And that reflection is partially confirmed through a 24-hour news media that leads with the stories that bleed the most. The more horrific, the more gruesome, the more deadly and unimaginable the story is, the easier time it will have being the lead story.

That reflection is also partially confirmed by how we interpret what we see in the world in our day to day lives. And once again, those interpretations are as unique and individual as we are. If ten people see the same thing, they’ll have ten different stories of what actually happened. Sure, certain similarities will emerge, but there will be enough differences to show how interpretation is indeed part of the equation.

So if it’s true what we see is merely a reflection of who we are, then what does that say about us? If the world is truly a bad place, what does that make us? If the world is full of hate, avarice, evil, hurt, pain and incredible loss, what does that say for us? Are we what is reflected back at us? Remember, there is no dividing line between “us” and “them” (another lesson drummed in over and over by “A Course In Miracles) and we’re all made of the same divine stuff, what does that say about us? Have we really become what we hate?

There’s an old classic saying from Mahatma Gandhi which says, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” If the world is truly a horrible place, then the change that needs to happen needs to start with each one of us. If we want the world to be kinder, we must be kind. If we want the world to be more loving, we must love. If we want the world to be gentler, we must be gentle. If we want the world to be more inclusive and embracing of all people, then we must be inclusive. We must be embracing.

People often say, “That’s just not the way the world works.” To which I reply, “It’s the way my works.” The truth of the matter is the “world” is not separate from us. We are part and parcel of this world. We are the very fabric of this world. We truly do create our own realities. The problem is somewhere along the way the perception of the way the world is shifted. And we took it for granted that shift was irreversible. And because we accepted that shift was irreversible, that’s what it became. The “real world” is a reflection of that shift in perception. And the lie is it can never be changed.

We in fact CAN change the world. Simply by being what we want to see reflected back at us, over time we change our perceptions. And that change in perception changes the world around us. And that’s good news. Because the problems of the world can sometimes feel so intense we don’t know how we as individuals can possibly “fix” the entire world.

Truth is, the world doesn’t need fixing. The world has spun on its axis and spun around the sun since time immemorial. And long after the last human has left the earth (either by the consequences of our own actions or by Mother Earth finally hitting the “hard reboot” button) the world will continue to spin on its axis and spin around the sun. The world will be fine. It will survive. It doesn’t need fixing.

However, our PERCEPTION of the world in fact DOES need fixing. Furthermore, and here’s where the good news comes in, it CAN be fixed by a simple shift in perception. The world can be a better place. It can be more childlike. It can be more innocent. It can be full of hopes and dreams and magic and wonder and adventure. We just need to change our perception. I encourage us to envision a world not devoid of childlike wonder and imagination. Instead take that as gospel truth and incorporate it into our lives this week.

Bottom Line: There really is no such thing as “the good old days”. The “good old days” are right now. We can turn our perception of the world around. How we perceive the world is a choice. We can choose to make the world a better reflection of ourselves by being our best possible selves. And that includes, if we so choose, a return to a simpler way of thinking. A return to innocence.

Be innocent. See innocence. Change the world through your perception. And thank me later.

Have a FANTASTIC week, everybody!

Be Blessed.

Song of the Week: Enigma "Return To Innocence"

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Week of December 18th — December 24th, 2017

Card: Eight of Cups

Quick Analysis: The Eight of Cups is all about going on a journey. Leaving what we know and love behind for something else. But unlike The Fool card which we delved into last week, there is a sense of sadness in this card. We are leaving behind all the things we’ve built up. All the things we’ve invested time, money, blood sweat and tears to accumulate. We’re walking away from it all. And not only are we walking away from it all, we’re walking away from it alone. Oftentimes when this card comes up in a reading the person sitting across from me has either gone through a really bad break up with someone or is about to get divorced. And even if it’s not that, even if it’s just they’re about to start a new chapter in their lives because it’s time, it’s a hard decision to make and it’s a journey they’ll have to complete all on their own. Regardless, when this card comes up leaving the past behind is more likely than not the best route to take. It’s painful. As much as you may have friends and family that support us no matter what, it’s a journey we ultimately have to make alone. Regardless of your circumstance, if you think walking away from all you’ve created is the best solution for everyone involved, I encourage you to follow your instinct and do what’s best for you. It will certainly be hard. There is no easy way to leave behind everything you’ve poured your heart into. But if it’s the right thing to do, I encourage you to do what’s right for you.

In-Depth Analysis: There is a heaviness in the Eight of Cups. As I said above, it’s similar to The Fool card inasmuch as both cards require a modicum of faith to take their respective journeys. But with The Fool card, there’s a lightness and joy about taking those first steps into the unknown. Whereas with the Eight of Cups, there is a sadness that accompanies us. Whenever this card comes up in a reading it breaks my heart because I know that regardless of the journey the person across from me is about to take, whether it is due to a break-up, a divorce, or just starting over because their way of life isn’t working for them anymore, it’s not going to be easy and they’ll have to do it all alone.

The Cups cards are all about emotion. The things we invest in with our heart. The things we are passionate about, and what make us at our core the most happy. In most interpretations of the Eight of Cups the cups are stacked one on top of the other, which signifies an investment in the building of emotions. It denotes a lot of time, thought, planning, and execution to create something long lasting. That’s why very often the Eight of Cups, being the card of journeying alone, can mean a break-up or a divorce. And that saddens me.

As you all are aware, I believe in love. I’m a lover of love. It’s a beautiful thing. And when it happens, I wish for the couple their love lasts forever. But oftentimes two people who love each other very much aren’t necessarily meant to spend the rest of their lives together. People come into our lives for very specific reasons. Either to teach us a life lesson, for us to teach them a life lesson, or a combination of the two. Unfortunately, sometimes when those lessons have been learned, there’s no reason for the two people to be in each other’s lives anymore.
I think the hardest part of a break-up is the beginning. Before the idea of separation even comes into play at all. When one or both parties realize it’s over, but neither are ready yet to say goodbye. I’ve been in that situation a few times in my life and it’s been torture. Knowing I need to say goodbye to the person I’ve invested so much love into but not willing to rip off the Band-Aid and do it because I love him so much. That’s one of the worst feelings in the world.

And of course there comes the time when you’ve had that difficult conversation and have decided it’s in everyone’s best interest that you both move on. Leaving the past behind, leaving everything you’ve built because it can no longer stand firm, and knowing you have to do it alone is one of the hardest things we as humans have to do.

Finally, sometimes when this card comes up in a reading it has nothing to do with a break-up or a divorce. But it still has to do with leaving the past behind and the pain of doing so. It could be the person across from me is starting a new chapter in his or her life. And starting that new chapter is emotionally heavy. It comes with a lot of sacrifice and a lot of burden.

The hope I can extend to everyone who has the Eight of Cups in their reading is that heaviness, that burden is only temporary. Things will get better. The burden will become easier to manage. The pain of having to go it alone will eventually subside. The regret of having to leave it all behind will someday turn into happiness because the future is so much better than the past. So whether you are going through a painful break-up or divorce, or if you’re starting a brand new chapter in your life, just know the pain you feel today, even though it sucks will someday be replaced by joy. And the journey you made alone will put you in a place where if you so choose you can find someone to walk beside you.

Bottom Line: Sometimes the hardest part of starting over is actually making the determination to do so and then following through. And it’s understandable. Typically we’ve spent a long time creating something we thought would last. And when we discover it won’t last quite as long as we anticipated, the pain of having to let go can be overwhelming. But if it’s the right thing to do, it would be in everyone’s best interest if we do the right thing.

And when we do the right thing, as hard as it may be, eventually we will come out the other end. And we’ll be better people for having gone through the process of letting go. Our lives will be better. Our focus will be stronger. Our evolution as spirits will have taken a step forward. So as difficult as leaving something we’ve invested so much into may be, I encourage us to do what’s best for everyone involved sooner rather than later. You can thank me later.

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Be Blessed.

Song of the Week: Maria Mena “Leaving You
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Week of December 11th – December 17th, 2017

Card: The Fool

Quick Analysis: The Fool card. When The Fool card comes up in a reading it’s oftentimes pointing to a need for you to take a leap of faith. You’re on the precipice of a new adventure. You’re on the edge of a new experience. You’re at the starting line of something that could turn out to be life changing. But for some reason you’re unable to cross that line. Oftentimes it’s because of fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear you can’t see the end from the beginning. And because you can’t see how things not only will turn out but you can’t see all the twists and turns and ups and downs you will need to take to get to the end, you end up being stuck. The Fool card, especially in this interpretation of it says the Universe is on your side. You’ve got angels (stars) all around you. You’ve got the Sun (God energy) at your back. You’re holding onto hope (the flower). And you’ve got your instincts (the dog) at your feet. It doesn’t matter what’s on the other side of that line because you are protected. You are safe and secure. You are going to be just fine. If you’ve been waiting to make that move that will require a leap of faith, this week is the perfect time for you to stop thinking and start doing. If you choose to not do, you’ll always be left with “What if?” or “I should have”. I encourage you not to go through life with any kind of regret attached to your psyche. It’s a horrible state of mind to have to live with for the rest of your life. Now’s the time. Don’t wait any longer. Take that leap of faith. Go on that great adventure!

In-Depth Analysis: When I first started doing tarot many years ago, I hated The Fool card. I used to think, “Well I’m no fool and certainly no one who sits across from me is a fool either.” But the more I studied The Fool card, the more I began to appreciate it.

One of the things I discovered about The Fool card is the look on the Fool’s face. There’s a look of serenity, a look of peace, a look of excitement. He doesn’t care what’s ahead of him because he’s focused on hope (the flower). I love this interpretation of The Fool card because his entire focus is on hope. In other translations of the card he’s holding on to hope, but his focus is on the sky. In this interpretation his focus is squarely on hope, which he holds to the sky in front of him.

What a beautiful interpretation! And what a message! We must always strive to hold onto hope. But not only hold onto it, but bring our focus to one of hope. When we are hopeful, we see light. We see positivity. We see possibilities. We have options. All those things can motivate us to move forward with our lives in a good and positive way. They can give us courage to do things we wouldn’t do because we’re hopeful for a good outcome. They can inspire us to continue to create goals for ourselves and work towards those goals. Hope gives us confidence not only in our own abilities, but confidence that no matter what everything will be okay.

The opposite of hope is despair. When we despair we close in on ourselves. We stop expanding We stop reaching. We curl up into a little ball because that’s what despair requires of us. Despair requires us to stop believing. Despair requires us to doubt everything. To be unsure of everyone and their motives. To question everything we’ve experienced up to this point as being real. It’s more than skepticism. It’s the belief that not only is everything a lie but it’s a malicious lie. A lie that’s been out to get us from the very beginning.

And when we believe that, we quite naturally stop believing in our own abilities. We begin to doubt our own strength. We begin to doubt we have anything of what it takes to survive in this world, let alone thrive. A loss of hope leads us to believe this is the best it can ever possibly be for us. There is nothing else but what we are right now. Some might confuse that with contentment, but understand contentment and hopelessness are two very different things.

There’s always something better. The Fool card encourages us as we take that leap of faith in knowing everything will be okay to hope for something better. As we step into a new beginning we’re not only confident things will turn out alright for us, but we can have hope that in the end our lives will be better. When we choose faith, when we choose hope, when we choose love and light we actively become partners with the Universe in creating not only a better life for ourselves, but a better life for the people around us, which in turn makes the world a better place.

Bottom Line: The essence of The Fool card is faith and hope. We must always hope. And through that hope we can envision a better life for ourselves, for our families, our children, our friends, our community, country and world. We can envision things not only getting better but actually envision us taking steps together to accomplish that goal. We must hope that through good and positive actions we reap the rewards of good and positive results. Without hope, there’s only despair. I encourage us all to look to The Fool card to inspire us to have a little bit more faith and a little more hope in our lives. You can thank me later.

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Be Blessed.

Song of the Week: Amy MacDonald “The Leap Of Faith”
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Week Of: December 4th - December 10th, 2017

Card: Four of Cups

Quick Analysis: You’re bored.  You’re so fucking bored.  You’re so bored the very thought of being bored bores you.  Life has lost its pizazz.  There isn’t a spark left to get you going.  You’ve fallen into a routine that’s comfortable for you but doesn’t allow for stretch or growth.  You get up, you go through your day on auto-pilot.  You come home and decompress by watching tv, but you’re really not into anything that’s on. You retire for the evening and start it all over again the next day.  The problem is you’ve become disconnected from the things that make you uniquely you. You’ve disengaged from the things that once brought you the greatest joy.  Long ago you walked away from the things you were passionate about and now that you’ve reached a certain age marker you look around and you could give a shit about all the things you’ve accumulated.  This card is calling you out for allowing yourself to get in this rut. You have the power to change your circumstance.  You have the power to reclaim that which brings you joy and pursue it.  You have the power to rediscover your passion in life and make that the new focus of your life.  You can do it.  You really can.  But you need to believe you can.  You need to believe it’s not too late.  There are blessings upon blessings waiting for you when you decide to live your best life. Now’s the time to claim those blessings as your own.

In-Depth Analysis: Adulting sucks.  No really, it sucks.  And not in the good way either.  And the reason why adulting sucks is because we take on this thing called “responsibility" that seems okay at first but eventually weighs us down.  The reason for that is we’ve bought into the myth that we have to let go of the things that make us uniquely us so we can become “adults”.  And when we do that, we lose that bit of spark and humanity that makes us unique and different.

When I was a kid I wanted to be a princess.  Now I’m a bitter old queen which just goes to show you too can exceed your dreams!  No, in all seriousness I wanted to be either a professional diver like Greg Louganis or a marine archaeologist and find the lost city of Atlantis.  Or discover a lost city underneath a pile of rubble somewhere.  Then as time went on I wanted to be a singer/dancer/actor/waitress/pole dancer.  I wanted to live the GLAMOUROUS life!  And while those dreams are still in my heart and I revisit each one every once in a while, somewhere along the way I started “adulting”.  And those dreams became no more than that: Dreams.

Please don’t get me wrong, I LOVE what I do.  I LOVE being a psychic.  I LOVE helping people.  I LOVE being of good and positive service to others.  But I miss music terribly.  I miss the stage terribly.  I miss trying to dig my way to China from my parents’ back yard.  I miss having that innocence and sense of adventure.  So every once in a while I revisit those times and sing like no one’s listening, or dance like no one’s watching, or go outside and spend time in nature envisioning what everything must’ve looked like before the encroachment of modern civilization.  So I feed that part of me every once in a while so I don’t feel like those parts of me are ever fully neglected.

The problem arises when they actually do become neglected.  When they’re allowed to wither away on the vine.  When they’re not only put on the back burner but taken off the stove and allowed to cool completely.  That’s when something fascinating happens.

When we completely ignore those things that make us unique and special, we slowly become empty inside. We find a job that pays the bills. We make sure our material and physical needs are met and that’s the be all and end all of our existence.  We basically put our lives on auto-pilot. We sit back, turn off our minds and allow each day to pass like the last.  That can be dangerous.

Boredom can mean we’ve mentally checked out.  Life is neither good nor bad, neither happy nor sad.  It just is.  And while that’s a wonderfully Zen way of going through life, Zen is an intentional lifestyle.  No one wakes up in the morning and decides to intentionally be bored.  No one wakes up in the morning and decides to make their lives a life of “checking out" (unless it’s for protection purposes).  Mentally "checking out” is a really dangerous side effect of chronic boredom.

Why?  Because there’s this nasty little thing called middle age. It’s the time in everybody’s life where they’ve reached the halfway point in their existence and they begin to assess what they’ve accomplished so far.  Unfortunately, a lot of times the accomplishments aren’t exactly what we anticipated they would be.  And that’s when the mid-life crisis happens.  That’s when we suddenly feel our own mortality creeping in from all sides and we begin to wonder what it’s all about.  We begin to regret the things we wish we would have done 20 years before. There’s a tendency during this time to make major life changes.  Some for the better, some not so much.  But there’s an intense urgency during this time to either “recapture” our ill spent youth or try desperately to cram everything into the (what we imagine) few remaining years we have left on this planet, with varying degrees of success.

The seeds of all this unfortunately begin when we decide to “adult”.  Sometimes being an adult is much heavier than it needs to be.  The choices we make today will shape how our future will look.  So if we don’t want “adulating" to be heavy, we need to make choices today to intentionally lighten that heaviness in the future.

 I know I keep saying it but chronic boredom is a trap.  It’s a black hole.  It’s quicksand.  It builds upon itself like all other emotions do.  And the bigger it gets the harder it becomes to break free from it.  While it’s great for our mental health to disengage every once in a while to give our minds a break, chronic disengagement is not in the least bit healthy.

I encourage each of us to reconnect with those things that brought us joy and happiness before we decided to "adult”.  If there’s any way we can incorporate those things into our lives now I encourage us to do whatever we can to make that a reality. 

Bottom Line: I believe Green Day said it best when they said, “When masturbation’s lost its fun you’re fucking lonely.”  If you’re so bored you can’t even muster up the energy to give yourself a good pull and poke, that should be a HUGE red flag!  Don’t let masturbation lose its pleasure!  Get out there and reconnect with your genuine self!  You can thank me later!

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Be Blessed.

Song of the Week: Green Day "Longview"

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Week of November 27th - December 2rd, 2017

Card: Wheel of Fortune

Quick Analysis: The Wheel of Fortune in the upright position tells us the Wheel is in our favor.  Much like the Judgement card from last week, this week's card is giving us hope that what we've set into motion already is likely to turn out in our favor.  But the Wheel of Fortune card is more about taking that chance, rolling the dice, taking that leap of faith and seeing what happens.  So if you've been thinking about taking a calculated risk, now might be the time to move from thought to action.

  1. The Wheel of Fortune card is a very auspicious card.  It, more than any other card in the deck, is practically begging us to take a chance.  To spin the wheel.  To roll the dice.  I get the feeling there is somebody reading this that really wants to bet on themselves.  But for whatever reason, they haven't taken that opportunity.  Usually when we don't take opportunities that are staring us in the face is because we secretly (or not so secretly sometimes) fear the outcome of that decision.  Now more than ever the Wheel of Fortune card is telling us, "If not now, when?"  I encourage each of us to find that mustard seed of faith that we've been promised can move mountains and use it to our advantage.

  2. In-Depth Analysis: Let's talk a little bit about fear and how sometimes giving into fear can prevent us from living the best lives possible.  What is fear?  Dictionary.com defines fear as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.  What I'd like to focus on is the imagined threat.  An imagined threat can feel just as real as a literal threat.  It can have the same conditions, the same responses.  Either one feels as terrifying as the other.  The problem is, with one of them it's not real.

  3. To be fair, in the middle of the fear it's hard to distinguish between real and imaginary.  In the middle of fear, because all fear has that same "fight or flight" aspect to it, to turn that emotion off takes Herculean effort.  It takes the strength of a Superman or a Wonder Woman to turn that emotion off.  It's next to impossible.

  4. So what's a person supposed to do?  Do it anyway.

  5. That's right.  Do it anyway.  Even though you're scared shitless, do it anyway.  Even though you're afraid things won't turn out your way, do it anyway.  Even though you're afraid you may lose everything you've worked so hard to attain, do it anyway.  Even though it's never been done and people doubt your ability to do it, do it anyway.

  6. Let's be clear here.  To do it anyway takes balls.  It takes guts.  It takes ovaries.  It takes courage.  But when talking about having courage it's very important to make the distinction that courage is NOT the absence of fear.  Ambrose Redmoon said it best when she said, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear."

  7. Even though I love superhero movies, (seriously, I LOVE superhero movies.  And comic books.  And graphic novels.  And R.I.P. Saturday morning cartoons) I truly believe they, and all other movies and other media that have a hero's journey in it with a few rare exceptions show courage in a way that's unrealistic.  I know that seems like a silly thing to say since by their very nature superhero movies and their ilk are unrealistic, but the point remains.  The hero starts out discovering his or her gift, goes balls out with his or her gift, gets his or her ass handed back to them, goes through a dark night of the soul, and then ends the movie by coming out of that dark place and eventually saving the day.  But very rarely is the superhero asked after the battle how he or she felt during the battle and the superhero replies "I was shitting bricks!"  Usually the fear goes away and resolve and determination takes its place and that's all that's necessary to save the day.

  8. That's a bunch of bull.  The truth is even though in really high stakes life or death situations a sense of calm and serenity can overtake a person, that doesn't equate an absence of fear.  I've never been in war situations.  I've never been in a situation where when it comes to my life it could have literally gone either way.  (Well, actually I did have a life or death situation happen to me once when I was a really small kid.  But I was FAR too young at the time to have a metaphysical crisis in the middle of it.)  But when I hear stories of people who have been in those situations none of them have said that courage negated all the fear inside them.  They just, as Ambrose wrote, found something more important than fear.

  9. And that's what I would encourage each of us to do.  It takes a lot of time, patience, discipline and hard work to transcend the fear emotion.  Most of us will never attain that level of clarity in every situation we find ourselves in.  Because of that, it's in our best interest to do it anyway.  Regardless of the fear, do it anyway.  We can work on that higher level of serenity before, during and after the moment we're doing whatever needs to be done.  But we simply cannot put our lives on hold while we work to attain that level of consciousness that doesn't allow for fear.  We must take advantage of now because the future is not promised.

  10. Bottom Line:  Good News!  The Wheel of Fortune is in our favor!  Bad News (depending on how you look at it)! We still have to take that chance.  We still have to make that move.  We still have to take that leap of faith regardless of how frightened we are.  And right now the Universe is telling us odds are in our favor.  And the Universe knows a thing or two about working the odds.  So when the Universe is giving us the go-ahead, as scary as it may seem to take that chance, it would be in our best interest to do so.  Take a deep, cleansing "I'm gonna do this anyway.  Right now!" kind of a breath.  Roll those dice.  Spin that wheel.  Take that chance and see what happens.  You can thank me later.

  11. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  12. Be Blessed.

  13. Song of the Week: Sara Bareilles "Brave"

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Week of November 20th - November 26th, 2017

Card: Judgement

  1. Quick Analysis: The Judgement card.  Usually when this card comes up in a reading it means whatever issue the person across from me is facing the judgement will odds on be in their favor.  Oftentimes this card has to do with issues surrounding the law and the court system and working our way through it.  This card gives hope to people out there going through that process.  It gives them hope that even though it may be tough going for a while, sometimes even a long while because the court system is notoriously slow, when it's all said and done the outcome will be in their favor.

  2. So if you're going through the court system, if you're waging a legal battle, I encourage you to keep fighting.  Keep doing everything in your power (including keeping all - and I do mean ALL - your paperwork in order) to make sure you have everything a judge could ask for even before the request is made.  Make sure you stay on top of everything.  And that includes your lawyer.  Make sure you're keeping on top of your lawyer and making sure he or she is doing everything they can to get a favorable outcome for you.

  3. Finally, once you've done everything you can possibly do to make sure judgement is in your favor, keep the faith.  At some point you'll have to say "I've done all I can do" and allow the justice system to work.  And depending on what's on the line, that can be a tough thing to do.  But that's the beauty of faith.  Once you've done everything you can possibly do, faith allows you to rest in the assurance that since you've done your due diligence the Universe will respond in kind.  And no matter what the immediate verdict, faith allows you to believe that everything will be okay.  Because it will.

  4. In-Depth Analysis: For our in-depth analysis today we're going to take Judgement into a different direction.  Specifically, judgement of other people.  We'll analyze how this card can oftentimes reflect a mirror back at us and shine a light on the behaviors we're engaging in.  

    We sometimes have the tendency to be our own worst critic.  No one can cut us off at the knees better than we can ourselves.  We sometimes encircle ourselves with, "I'm not good enough.  I'm not smart enough.  I'm not pretty enough.  I'm not (insert whatever thing we can never live up to - at least in our own minds - here) enough.  When other people aren't beating us up we sometimes can take to beating ourselves up. And that's heartbreaking.

  5. When the Judgement card comes up and the question (or the core issue at hand) has to do with self-worth, I always advise the people across from me not to be so hard on themselves. I encourage them to treat themselves like they would treat their best friend.  If their best friend came to them with the same problem, what would they tell them?  What advice would they give?  Whatever advice is given I encourage them to apply that advice to themselves.

  6. Life is not easy, that much is true.  But life is definitely not as serious as some would make it out to be.  And some people take themselves way too seriously.  And because they think everything they do has life or death consequences, there's a danger that whatever choice they make will never be up to snuff, at least in their own heads.  The more we can understand that life is truly what we make it, the less pressure we put on ourselves for perfection.  Because the truth is, nothing on this entire green planet is perfect.  There are imperfections even in the most pristine people, objects and circumstances.  And the deeper truth is, the perfection lies in the imperfection.  Once we internalize that truth and start living it, we not only start living healthier, happier lives, but we also cut ourselves WAY more slack than we used to.

  7. Bottom Line: If you're going through a legal battle, congratulations!  Odds are the outcome will be in your favor.  Please note I said, "outcome" rather than "verdict"  Whatever the verdict is will be secondary to the larger truth that the outcome will be in your favor.  Everything will be okay.  Because it always is.  If you're having a really hard time with carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, please understand you don't have to.  There isn't some grand ideal you have to live up to.  All you need to do is be the best possible you that you can be. And that "best possible you" isn't dictated by the people around you.  It's dictated by your own moral compass.  The Joker asks, "Why so serious?"  The answer to that question is, "It ain't that serious."  You see, all the world is a stage and we are actors in the grandest play ever.  But it's all improvised.  Which means you get to dictate how your character lives in the play.  I encourage you to find what fits for you and go out there and play!  You can thank me later.

  8. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  9. Be Blessed.

    Song of the Week:  Robert Pettersson feat. Helena Josefsson, "My Own Worst Enemy"

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Week of November 13th - November 19th, 2017

Card: Ace of Wands

Quick Analysis:  The Ace of Wands is all about new beginnings.  When it comes up in a reading we know we're at the precipice of a new and exciting journey.  And the blessed thing about it is that new beginning is full of possibility.  It's full of potential.  It's full of growth.  And the best part of all?  When the Ace of Wands comes up in a reading it points towards success!  So YAY!

  1. Usually when the Ace of Wands comes up in a reading it means the person across from me has been itching to try something new.  They're either not satisfied in their current occupation, their personal lives have settled into an unsatisfying routine, or old hobbies and passions are starting to nag at them to "Look at me!  Look at me!  Look at me!"  The Ace of Wands is telling me those dissatisfied naggings are closer to the surface than ever before and they're not going to go away anytime soon.

  2. It can also mean the time for personal change (something I discuss in the In-Depth Analysis below) is now. The time for thinking about it has ended and a choice needs to be made immediately.  It may be a choice or decision you've put off for a good long while. Well the clock has officially ticked out.  Make that decision.  And within that decision you'll find success.

  3. In-Depth Analysis: Okay, I really didn't want to be so on the nose with this week's reading.  But when the answer is clear, it's clear.  Every day is The Circle of Life.  We're born in the morning, full of whining, complaining and the overwhelming need to poop.  We live our lives throughout the day.  If we're wise, hopefully we'll have a chance each day to learn something new.  At the end of the day we settle down in front of the television or in front of our computers or in front of our phones and slowly decompress from the day.  That's our retirement and our twilight moment.  Finally at the end of the evening we crawl into bed and through sleep we experience "death", only to be "reborn" the following morning with an overwhelming desire to poop.

  4. It truly is the circle of life each and every day of our lives.  We are born, live and die each and every day.  How we choose to live that life we've been given is completely up to us.

  5. As stated above, the Ace of Wands is all about new beginnings.  And new beginnings happen every day.  We have a choice each day about how we live our lives.  We have a choice to consciously make choices that can change the shape of not only our days but our lives.  We can make a change in our lives at any time we are drawing in breath and aren't brain dead.

  6. Now I can hear some of you say, "I'm comfortable with the way things are.  I'm afraid if I change it will tear apart the foundation I've created for myself."  And I get it.  I completely understand the longer we're in a particular lifestyle the harder it is to change that lifestyle. But if it's been on your mind that a positive change needs to occur in your life, it means that you have the time, talent, resources and strength of will to make it happen.  If you didn't have any of those things, your spirit wouldn't constantly be nagging you about it.  Also, fear of the unknown can keep a lot of people stuck where they are.  Some people can be so afraid of the unknown they will tolerate the most squalid spiritual and emotional conditions.  They may not be happy, but at least they're not afraid.  Even for those people who live comfortable lifestyles, with all the amenities the 21st century can offer dissatisfaction can creep in.  Even if you are of a position where you want for nothing and anything you desire is yours, the feeling of being trapped can manifest itself.  After all, even if it's a gilded cage we've become accustomed to, it's still a cage.

  7. The Universe is presenting us with a unique opportunity to change how we live our lives.  Not only that, but it's all but guaranteeing our success.  How wonderful is that?  It would be in our best interest to take advantage of the offer the Universe is giving us.

  8. Bottom Line: As long as there is life, there is hope. Not only can we make the choice to start fresh and new each day, but every second of the day is a unique opportunity for a system reset.  The time for new beginnings is now.  The time to take that leap of faith is now.  The time to present the new and improved you on top of a rock in front of all the animals of the Serengeti is now.  If not now, when?  The past is dead and gone.  Tomorrow is not promised.  I encourage each of us to take advantage of the gift of the present and start new. You can thank me later.

  9. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  10. Be Blessed.

  11. Song of the Week: The Lion King "Circle of Life"

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Week Of November 6th - November 12th, 2017

Card: King of Pentacles

  1. Quick Analysis: When the King of Pentacles comes up in a reading it means you're either suffering the consequences of lifelong actions or reaping the rewards of those choices.  Good or bad, the choices we make today dictate how our lives will play out in the future.  The King of Pentacles is all about things that have been around for a long time and will continue to manifest for a long time to come.  It could mean old money, health issues, family issues or the consequences and rewards for whatever choices we make concerning those issues.

  2. Especially in young people, when they haven't yet reached the pinnacle of success in their careers or family life, I always try to tell them the choices we make today aren't just for today.  The consequences and rewards for those actions will continue throughout our lifetimes. So it's important to make right and good choices now, for those actions are like pebbles on the water.  The waves they create continue to flow long after the pebble itself has floated to the bottom of the lake.  And when the King of Pentacles comes up in a reading it means odds are we're going to be sticking around this mortal plane for a good long while. We won't live fast and die young. In fact, we'll live to be very old. So with that in mind, it's good to make wise choices now so that when we are old and grey we will have set the standard for ourselves long ago for a healthy and happy twilight.

  3. In-Depth Analysis: The good news in all of this is when the King of Pentacles comes up in a reading it means we and our legacy will live on for many, many years.  People will remember us and what we contributed long after we are gone. That's wonderful news.  Especially for those of us who are getting into our middle-aged years and are beginning to really take a long hard look at the legacy we're leaving behind.  And it's good news for those of us who are enjoying the golden twilight years of our lives.  As we survey the life we've lived, it's good to know we've made an impact.  For those of us who are just starting out as young adults, the King of Pentacles gives us hope that we can change the world.  We can create something new, fresh and exciting that will continue to evolve and grow long after we're gone.

  4. The only bit of caution I can give with this is what I've said above.  Making good choices now means a happier life down the line.  It's important, especially for young people, to sit down and decide what they want their lives to look like 5, 10, 20 years from now.  And I'm not necessarily talking just about career choices.  I'm talking about friends, family, loved ones, children, lovers, and yes, what you want your career to look like.  When we're young we sometimes have a hard time looking that far ahead and making conscious choices we know will affect our lives in the long run. Sometimes it's very Zen to be young.  To only think of right now.  To be fully and completely in the moment.  But the downside to that is the ripple effect we discussed earlier.  All the choices we make in life have repercussions. They have rewards and consequences we would never imagine in the here and now.

  5. That's not to say we shouldn't sometimes be spontaneous and throw caution to the wind.  If we're constantly worrying about what choices we make today and how that will adversely affect our lives in the future we're not living in the here and now.  We're not present.  We're not living the Zen life of a millennial.  We should sometimes have that extra piece of cake.  We should sometimes have that extra cocktail.  We should sometimes do something completely spontaneous and outside of our comfort level.  We should sometimes allow the worries of tomorrow take care of themselves. A balance should be struck between responsibility and spontaneity.  How we find that balance is as individual as we are.

  6. Finally, and I know I say this a lot, as long as there is life there is hope.  Regardless of where on the age spectrum of life, if you acknowledge there is an area in your life you need to change, change it.  Yes I realize that sometimes is easier said than done.  But it can be done.  We all have the capacity for change, evolution and growth.  That capacity doesn't end when we turn 30.  We're not set in stone and immovable after a certain point in our lives.  We all have the chance every moment we take oxygen in to change how we move through life. But we have to make the conscious choice to make that change.  I pray we all make positive changes to make our lives the best it possibly can be.

  7. Bottom Line:  Who wants to be a grumpy old man or a grumpy old lady?  I know from the outside looking in the "no fucks to give" attitude a lot of old people have seems so appealing.  But why wait until you are 120 years old to live and speak your truth? And why does that truth automatically have to be dripping with cynicism?  The choices we make today will dictate our health, happiness and vitality when we are old.  If you come across an old person who seems so angry bitter and cynical you can bet the seeds for those character traits were planted long ago.  If you come across an old person who has health problems on top of health problems, unless those health problems are a product of genetics and predisposition, you can bet it's because of lifestyle choices they made when they were young.  So why not make good choices today?  Why not choose to live the best life possible today?  That way you set yourself up for a better tomorrow.  So go out there and make right choices!  You can thank me later.

  8. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  9. Be Blessed.

  10. Song of the Week: Jay-Z "Regrets"

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Week of October 30th - November 5th, 2017

Card: Six of Wands

  1. Quick Analysis: So what have you been up to, lately? What schemes have you been scheming? What plans have you been concocting? What's cooking in your kitchen?  I ask because the Six of Wands is telling me that you're about to be victorious in whatever undertaking you've taken on.  And that's SUCH good news!  Very often we work and work and work our tails off.  We're so caught up and consumed with the everyday workings of the machine we take scant notice when things start to go our way.  And if we do notice things are beginning to go our way we internalize that to say "Okay, that just means I gotta work harder.  I gotta do more.  I gotta keep pushing and grinding because it could all be over tomorrow!"  And while that state of mind of keeping your eyes on the grind is a smart move business wise, it's not always the wisest move emotionally. Very often you will hear very successful people say "I wish I'd taken more time to actually enjoy it."  That's what the Six of Wands is telling us.  To enjoy the successes we have.  To not dismiss the good stuff while we work towards the great stuff.  So if you are making headway in any corner of your life, I encourage you to go out and celebrate that achievement.  Acknowledge and be grateful for the blessings that are beginning to roll in from all your hard work.

  2. In-Depth Analysis: In this portion of the reading I want to talk about something I perceive to be a real problem with some of our psyches. Some of us have been trained not to celebrate the achievements we've received because somehow bringing attention to them diminishes them and will make the "Cosmic Powers That Be" remove that blessing from our lives.  If you're feeling that way, that makes you afraid to celebrate your accomplishments because of the consequences of that celebration let me tell you you're missing the mark.

  3. The truth is, the Universe LOVES to give blessings to us.  The Universe realizes that life on this mortal coil can sometimes not be the most pleasant of experiences.  It can be downright brutal at times.  Because of that, the Universe tries its best to grant blessings whenever it can.  To make our lives easier.  To make living here a little more bearable.

  4. Knowing that, why WOULDN'T the Universe want us to acknowledge the blessings we've received?  Especially if those blessings come as a by-product of our own hard work.  Why wouldn't the Universe want us to celebrate the blessings we've received? The Universe wants us to celebrate the victories.  The Universe wants us to acknowledge not only how hard we've worked but how the Universe has treated us in kind.

  5. With that being said, there's a fine line between being grateful and recognizing when the good things start coming our way and bragging about those things.  Being grateful and recognizing when the good stuff happens and being joyous about it comes from the inside out.  You can be grateful and happy and joyous about any number of things without the world knowing about it.  But bragging requires an audience.  Bragging is about other people and what they think about you and how you compare your life to theirs.  It's energy that comes from the outside in.  Whereas true gratefulness and the joy that comes with it is energy that goes from the inside out.

  6. The other part of being afraid to recognize our accomplishments is the fact that it could all be over tomorrow.  Which it could very well be.  But if it truly all disappeared tomorrow wouldn't you feel bad you didn't take the time out to enjoy it?  Sometimes we're so busy with the minutia of the machine and making sure the machine is well fed we completely forget to enjoy what the machine has produced.  To take time out to say with pride bursting forth, "I DID THAT!" There's a balance that needs to be struck.  If we're working night and day and not taking time out to survey the work we've done, we're out of balance.  The Six of Wands is encouraging us to take the time to celebrate the victories, no matter how big or small they may be.

  7. Bottom Line: You're on the red carpet.  You're dressed to the nines.  Your hair, makeup, nails, accessories and date for the evening are all on point. The paparazzi is calling your name.  Stop thinking about everything that needs to be done.  I encourage you to live in this moment.  Be fully aware in this moment.  Celebrate you accomplishments in this moment.  Be joyous and grateful in this moment.  Strike a pose.  Dance the night away.  You've worked hard for this moment.  Now go out there and enjoy it!  You can thank me later.

  8. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  9. Be Blessed.

  10. Song of the Week: Ciara "Click, Flash"

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Week of October 23rd - October 29th, 2017
Card: Seven of Cups
Quick Analysis: The Seven of Cups.  The Illusion card.  The card of daydreams and fantasies.  When this card comes up in a reading I know the client sitting across from me either has a genetic tendency towards addiction and needs to keep watch against falling into it or is in the throes of some sort of addiction.  It can also mean we are presented with too many options and not enough direction, therefore nothing gets done.  The Seven of Cups can also mean we hold onto tightly things that aren't permanent and go into a state of crisis when those non-permanent things fade away.
  1. In-Depth Analysis: You know we talk a LOT about addiction in this blog.  And that's usually not something I focus on in real life.  Yes I have my own set of demons and addictions I have to deal with, as do all of us.  But it's not something that is a major focus in my life.  But it has become that way in this blog.  Which can only mean one of two things.  Either I need to start focusing in on and overcoming the addictions that are holding me back from my greatest potential or someone is reading this blog that needs encouragement and hope as they work through their own demons. Either way, it looks like all of us have work to do.

  2. When the Seven of Cups comes up in a reading I can almost guarantee the person across from me is going through an addiction of some kind.  And oftentimes that addiction manifests itself through our relationships with each other.  Specifically, our love relationships with our partners or would-be partners.  Sometimes we can be in love with love and not see the reality of the situation right in front of us.

  3. I've spoken at length about my relationship with "Emotionally Unavailable Man" in my now on hiatus podcast, Monday Morning Meditation.  If you want to hear the story in its entirety, click HERE.  But the point I want to make from that particular story today is if I'm being completely honest with myself and honest with the situation, I was in love with love.  I was operating under the Disney Princess illusion.  I was working in the delusion that love would conquer all. Even when Emotionally Unavailable Man told me otherwise.  I was fully and wholly in the world of the Seven of Cups.  I had forgotten the very sage advice of one Maya Angelou when she said, "When people tell you who they really are, believe them.  The first time."  Instead I'd taken up residence in the Seven of Cups and there's nothing anyone could have said to me to make any difference in how I felt.

  4. That is, until Emotionally Unavailable Man broke up with me.

  5. At that point I had a choice.  I could either work under the delusion he'd eventually see the error of his ways and come crawling back to me or as painful as it was, I could pick up the pieces of my heart, figure out what there was to learn from the situation and move on with life.  I chose the latter.

  6. Has it been easy?  No.  I was so convinced we were supposed to be together I completely ignored what was in front of me.  The truth of the matter is we did have a soul connection to each other.  And in fact, we were supposed to be together.  Just not forever.  It's very clear to me now Emotionally Unavailable Man was brought into my life for a very specific purpose.  And once that purpose had been fulfilled there was no need for him and me to continue. So in that sense we were supposed to come together.  The Universe just needed to plant the seed in both of us very early on so we would really have no choice but to years later come together and fulfill our obligations to each other.  Once we did, it was over.  But all these months later, there's still a part of me that wishes it would have turned out to be a forever kind of a thing.  On my good days I know we weren't really supposed to be together except for that brief period we were together.  On my not so good days if he were to show up on my doorstep and ask for a second chance I'd give it to him.  I know eventually that feeling will go away.  But on my hard days?  Let's just say it's more than a little difficult not to reach out to him.

  7. We live in a Disney princess kind of a world.  We live in a world where although rom-coms have fallen out of favor on the silver screen, soap operas live and in fact thrive on the small screen.  Someone is always either in the pursuit of love, attaining love or fighting to hold onto love.  And we are all in.  We are invested.  We root for and ship for imaginary couples.  We mash up their names to create another name for our favorite on screen couples.  We go in and go hard for our on screen faves.  We buy into the idea of romance.  Of kissing in the rain.  Of holding boomboxes over our heads while "In Your Eyes" plays and the morning sprinklers come on.  Of somehow making potting clay sexy while "Unchained Melody" plays in the background. Of hanging upside down on a web and letting our favorite girl pull our mask down to kiss us. (Also in the rain.)  We live in a world of the illusionary concept of "happily ever after."  So it's no wonder that same thinking bleeds over into our everyday lives.

  8. Bottom Line: The bottom line is we have a choice to make. It's a very MATRIX kind of a choice.  Do we take the blue pill and continue to live in the world of illusion? Or do we take the red pill and wake up to reality.  There are rewards and consequences for each choice.  But in the long run, which is the better choice?  If you're asking me, the red pill is the obvious choice.  At least it is on my good days (see above.)  Keep in mind illusions by their very nature eventually must fade away because they aren't real.  So eventually we'll have no choice but to face reality. So really the only choice here is to either face reality on our own terms or have it thrust upon us when illusion fades away.  I encourage each of us to make the right choice for our lives.  Take the red pill now and thank me later.

  9. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  10. Be Blessed.

  11. Song of the Week: Lady Gaga "Perfect Illusion"

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Week of October 16th - October 22nd, 2017

Card: Nine of Wands

Quick Analysis: The Nine of Wands.  The Wounded Warrior card.  This card denotes a battle that has not only been going on for quite some time, but one that's hard fought and hard won.  It also denotes that while there has been a momentary lull in the action and the theater of battle is quiet the battle is far from over.  In fact, a sentry (us) has been placed at the home front to guard against any foe that may approach.  My heart breaks for the client who's come to see me when this card comes up in their reading.  It means they have gone through it.  And are continuing to go through it.  There may be a momentary respite from the hard life they've led up to this point, but the battle will begin again and rage on.

  1. In-Depth Analysis:

    As stated above, when the Nine of Wands comes up in a reading it generally means the person across from me has had an especially difficult time in life.  Things haven't gone smoothly for this person, to put it mildly.  Everything has been a battle or even worse, a war.  To gain even an inch in this thing called life the person across from me has had to fight within an inch of his or her life.  And that storyline has continued throughout his or her existence on this mortal plane.  Sure, the action may have died down for the moment. But rest assured it will begin again.

  2. And that is so devastatingly sad to me.  I mean we all have our good and bad times.  We all have baggage we carry with us and karma we have to work through. But be that as it may it sucks that life can sometimes be exceptionally difficult for us.

  3. But there is hope in all this.

  4. The first bit of hope is wrapped up in a cliche'  It's a horrible cliche' and doesn't do anything to make anybody feel any better about their current circumstances.  But there's a nugget of truth in it.  That's why I'm focusing on it for a moment.  A variation on the old cliche' goes as follows: "If things are going wrong, you must be doing something right."  I know, I know.  But bear with me for a moment while I dig a little deeper into it.

  5. The bit of hope in that terrible cliche' is oftentimes when we're going through what feels like an impossible situation it"s because we're either working through a life lesson that MUST be learned this time around, or we're working off a helluva lot of karma.  Either way, if we learn our life lesson or we work through our karma, at the end of it we'll never have to go through that set of circumstances ever again.  The warrior is still alive.  Depending on the visual interpretation of the card, he's either standing at the gate (or in the above interpretation) down on one knee.  Regardless, we are still alive.  Which means we still have enough energy within us to fight another day. We should take courage in the fact we're still here and we can still fight.  It may not seem like it, but if we weren't able to fight anymore we'd be dead.  So if you're reading this and still breathing, you still have fight left in you.  You may not think so, but I know so.

  6. The second bit of hope is ALSO wrapped up in what has become a tired platitude given to us by good meaning people who, when faced with a difficult situation someone else is going through that has no easy and quick answers, says "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13.  Which again, has never made anyone in the history of this planet feel better.  Ever.  But if we look a little closer at that Bible verse it does have hope in it.

  7. It really all goes back to the idea that as long as there's life there's hope, regardless of the circumstance.  Especially when it seems hopeless and all is lost.  As long as we are breathing oxygen and we aren't brain dead in an ICU with no hope of regaining consciousness, there is hope.  If you're a person of faith, that hope manifests itself in faith.  If you're not a person of faith, that hope probably manifests itself in your belief in the resiliency of humankind.  Regardless, what keeps us going day by day is hope.  Hope for something better.  It's not a state of mind that should ever easily be discarded.  Because once we do we allow hopelessness to fill that void. And hopelessness is not a very healthy place to live.

  8. Finally, (and this may go counter to all I've just said but here goes) there's something very Zen and very peaceful in allowing ourselves to fully feel what we're going through. To fully allow ourselves the opportunity to live the human experience.  The truth is nothing lasts forever (another platitude that doesn't make anybody feel any better).  It's absolutely true.  NOTHING lasts forever.  And there's a lesson to be learned in every experience we have.  But if we aren't completely in the moment, feeling everything we need to feel in that moment, we're missing the point of living.  To be completely present in the here and now, grounded in the realization that not only do we have to go through what we're going through but that it will not last forever and we have the stuff within us to weather the storm, there can be a sort of peace that follows that kind of living.

  9. Bottom Line: It's tough being in the middle of a difficult situation.  Sometimes life has a way of knocking us around until we're battered, bruised and ready to give up.  And because Earth is one of if not THE hardest training grounds in the Universe, by its very nature it's going to be tough going through the human experience. But we've been given an incredible blessing in that we've been given hope.  And hope can sometimes be the only thing that keeps us hanging on.  We are encouraged to never forget we are warriors. We are strong.  We are battle-ready.  The fight is long and the brutality is real.  But we wouldn't be going through whatever we're going through if we didn't have the right stuff to get through it.  That's just fact.  So I encourage each of us that are still amongst the land of the living to know we are still here for a reason.  We only die when our reason has been fulfilled.  So since we are still living, we can, we must, we will fight another day.  So grab your armor and let's get out there and fight!  You can thank me later.

  10. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

    Be Blessed.

  11. Song of the Week: Imagine Dragons "Warrior"

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Tarot the Week!

Week of October 2nd - October 8th, 2017

Card: Queen of Pentacles

Quick Analysis: Queen of Pentacles.  The woman who has worked her ass off for what she has.  The woman who looks like she has everything.  But nobody knows the sacrifice and cost. She has everything she wants.  She has everything she needs.  And yet, she can't rest on her laurels.  She can't relax on her accomplishments.  The world is ever changing and evolving.  So she must work in order to stay on top.  She loves the life she's created for herself. She loves the accoutrements and privileges that come with gaining a certain socio-economic status.  She is in good health, good spirits and looks forward to the next challenge she can tackle in this life.

  1. In-Depth Analysis: The Queen of Pentacles advises us to not rest on our laurels or accomplishments.  One way to do that, and a way the Queen of Pentacles really connects with is through our creativity.  The Queen of Pentacles, more in fact than the King of Pentacles, is all about continuously creating.  Whether in large or small ways, finding opportunities to create at every turn is what she encourages us to do.

  2. And when it comes to business and staying competitive in an ever changing world, it's amazing what creativity can open up for us.  When we work creatively, we open ourselves up to creativity in all aspects of our lives. We can be working through a problem that has us stumped.  After what seems like forever working through that problem with no progress seemingly made, we take a break and work on something else.  That "something else" requires us to be creative.  As we work on that something else and stretch and use that creative muscle, we oftentimes will discover solutions to other problems we have.  Including maybe that problem that has had us stumped forever.

  3. The Queen of Pentacles encourages us to use our creative minds in everything we do.  Even if what we do for a living isn't necessarily the most creative field, we can use creativity to our advantage.  We can use creativity to keep our minds engaged. Even in the most mind numbingly rote and routine jobs, we can use our imagination to keep us from getting bored. "How?"  Use your imagination.  Sometimes even daydreaming can help us problem solve.  I get that the world we live in doesn't allow for a lot of staring out the window and daydreaming.  But the more we can surreptitiously insert that sense of imagination and creativity into our day to day world, the less of a chore our work becomes.  Again, I realize that is easier said than done for a lot of us who work the cubicle production driven lifestyle.  But the Queen of Pentacles encourages us to at least try.

  4. Finally, it's important we try our best not to judge people in better socio-economic positions than ourselves.  We have absolutely no idea what cost they had to pay to get where they are.  We have no idea the sacrifices they've made.  And even if they were born with the proverbial "silver spoon in their mouths" we don't know what goes on behind closed doors. While it is true money makes a lot of things easier, at the end of the day it truly does not buy happiness.  Focusing in on what other people have makes us conversely focus on what we lack.  And living in a mental state of lack is not a good place to be.  It makes blessings harder to get to us because we're blocking them by our mental state of lack.  The Queen of Pentacles encourages us to live in a state of gratitude for what we have.  We are truly blessed.  And the more we not only realize that truth but are sincerely thankful for it, the more blessings we receive.

  5. Bottom Line: Let's do our best to inject creativity and imagination into our daily lives.  Creativity allows us to not only create something out of nothing but it also allows us to more easily problem solve.  Finally, let's stop hating on rich people.  We have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.  We have no idea the price they've paid to get where they are.  The more we hate the more we block blessings in our own lives.  So let's be grateful for what we have.  And let's appreciate where we are right now, with an eye to improve as we live.  You can thank me later.

  6. Have a FANTASTIC week, everyone!

  7. Be Blessed.

  8. Song of the Week: Donna Summer "She Works Hard For The Money"

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September 25th - October 1st, 2017

Card: Eight of Wands (Reversed)

Quick Analysis: When the Eight of Swords is in the Upright position it can mean we are stuck in a prison of our own mind.  We're trapped by our own thoughts.  We're held prisoner by our own emotions.  However, when the Eight of Swords is in the Reversed position as it is in this week's reading it means the exact opposite.  We're coming out the other end of a long internment in a prison camp of our own design.  We're slowly taking off the ties that bind us.  We're ever so gently removing the blindfold from our eyes.  And with courage and determination we're reclaiming the swords around us to be used not as the frame for our prison, but rather as tools and resources that can be used in our favor.

  1. In-Depth Analysis: When this card is in the Upright position I worry for the client sitting across from me.  I worry the person who has sought me out for help has themselves as their worst enemy. I worry that person has always had to fight themselves more than they've ever had to fight outside influences.  Our minds are incredible and wondrous things.  We've only yet begun to discover the amazing things our minds can do.  Conversely our minds, arguably out of self-preservation and training (nature vs nurture), have a way of closing in on us and trapping us where we stand.

  2. So imagine my delight when I'm reading for a client and the Eight of Swords comes up in the Reverse position!  I love it. I love giving my clients the good news that they're either coming out of that mindset or will be doing so in short order.  It"s a signal for freedom.  It's a signal of rebirth.  It's a signal of starting fresh.  It means the ties that have bound us to one place are beginning to loosen and we have an opportunity to finally break free.  How wonderful is that?  It's absolutely fantastic that we're finally breaking free from the ties that have kept us immobilized.  It can only be a good thing that we've finally had enough of the life we've lived so far and are ready to make a change.  It's wonderful that we see how our lives could be and we're ready to take those steps to make it happen.

  3. But of course, all this comes with a couple warnings.

  4. The mind, being as vast and powerful as it is, can be tricky to navigate.  Although the mind is built for learning, growth and evolution, that can only come from us taking the necessary steps in order to ensure learning growth and evolution are taking place.  Otherwise the mind can only work with what it knows.  Which means it's very easy to fall back on past behaviors. It's very easy to slowly but surely fall back into the routine that got us stuck in the first place.  It's very easy to slide into old routines because it's all we know.  Do we know there's something better out there?  Of course.  But we have to be ever diligent in discovering and navigating the best way for us to get there.  And that takes work.

  5. Speaking of work, this is the last warning.  Whenever we decide to tackle a new way of living there's always the honeymoon period.  We're doing what we're supposed to be doing.  We're excited about the new life we're leading.  We're full to overflowing with enthusiasm about how our lives will be different from now on.  We wake up every morning with a renewed vim, vigor determination and intent that today will be the best day of our lives.  And that works.  For a while. Then the honeymoon phase ends and that's where the real work begins.

  6. Unfortunately, once that initial "high on life" period ends it signals an end all together for a lot of people.  Suddenly it's not so easy to tackle each day head on.  It's not so fun to face the day with positivity and determination.  Suddenly the real work of changing our lives has hit us like a ton of bricks and it's, to put it mildly, not a pleasant feeling anymore.  This is where a lot of people "fall off the wagon" so to speak. This is where old habits, routines and ways of life start creeping in.  Not because they're necessarily any easier than the new way of life we're trying to carve out for ourselves, but because it's more familiar.  We know how to do it.  We've done it so long it's second nature to us.  Not that it's the best thing for us, but we certainly know how it works.  And navigating a new life can include trying to figure how things work out for us, which may not be what we thought we signed up for.  Once that reality hits, it's very easy to slowly let ourselves slip back into what got us here in the first place.

  7. The problem is, the end of that story takes us back to the prison cell we busted out of.  Is that what we really want for ourselves?  Is that the kind of life we envision for ourselves?  When we think of our best selves, is that person locked in the prison the image that comes to mind?  If not, we need to work at it every day.  We need to consciously put forth the effort every day to become that best version of ourselves.  We need to put in the work.  And not for nothing, but we have eight swords at our disposal to help us on our journey. So let's make full use of the resources the Universe presents to us. 

  8. Bottom Line: We're beginning to break out of the prison we've created for ourselves.  We're beginning to envision a better life for ourselves.  We're beginning to want to change old habits and behaviors that may not be in our best interests anymore.  We're beginning to see that we in fact have the power to change our life situation.  With that in mind we have to make sure we stay on top of our minds to keep them from falling back into old habits and behaviors.  When the honeymoon period is over and things begin to get a little bit tougher to navigate, we are encouraged to double down on fighting for something better for ourselves.  We know it takes work and we're happy to put in the work every day to make our lives the best they can possibly be.  So unloose the ties, tear off the blindfold, grab those swords of the mind and use them to your advantage.  You can thank me later.

  9. Have a FANTASTIC week, everyone!

    Be Blessed.

  10. Song of the Week: Rihanna "Disturbia"

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Card: 10 of Cups (Reversed)

Quick Analysis: There's trouble in paradise. Something is wrong in your immediate family. There's a lack of communication between family members. There's a change in the love dynamic in the home. You and your partner have become roommates who sleep together and occasionally make love. But even that is slowly diminishing. It's more than a couple getting to a comfort level together. It's that people are changing and evolving within your relationship. It's getting to the point where a decision will need to be made sooner rather than later as to where this relationship is going and how you are your partner will be managing it from here on out.

In-Depth Analysis: It always saddens me to see the Ten of Cups in the reversed position in a reading. It means that the happy home you and your partner have created has a very real chance of coming undone. All the hard work, blood, sweat and tears you've put into this partnership is about to unravel. And that always saddens me because I believe in happily ever after.

Usually when this card comes up in a reading it's because the two partners are beginning to drift apart from each other. It's usually not a malicious thing. Very rarely is one person out to hurt the other. It's just that they're starting to grow in different directions thereby creating an emotional chasm within the relationship.

Quite often there's a breakdown in communication. Especially when children are involved. As the years roll by many couples form a sort of communication short hand to deal with the responsibilities of the day. "You do this, I do that, this gets done, everybody ends the day in one piece." And that's the beginning, middle and end of the conversation you and your partner have. Which is understandable. Depending on your schedules and responsibilities outside of the number of kids you have to make sure get through the day in one piece, it becomes easier and easier to shorthand the mundane issues of everyday.

The problem is if we don't take time to not only check in with our partners, but carve out time on a consistent basis to be alone with our partners, we end up spending more and more time apart from our partners. If not physically, certainly emotionally. And that's when we begin to become roommates who sleep together (and occasionally make love.)

I really get the feeling that for some of us this week our relationships have come to a breaking point. We don't talk anymore. We don't connect anymore. We don't know who each other are anymore. So we have a choice to make. Do we continue as we are being roommates who sleep together (and rarely have sex) or do we make the choice to change the dynamic of our relationship in order to save it?

Bottom Line: Because I believe in love, romance, fairytales and happily ever after I always say "save it". I'm going to tell you to make an effort to spend quality time with each other once a week. I'm going to tell you to make an effort to check in with each other every day. I'm going to tell you to take an active interest in your partner's life. I'm going to tell you to do everything in your power to save your partnership. But in the end it's not up to me. It's up to you and your partner to decide for yourselves how you want your relationship to play out from here on out. I hope you make the right decision for you and your relationship. You can thank me later.

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Be Blessed.

Song of the Week: Tamia "Stranger In My House"

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Tarot the Week!
Week of September 11 - September 17th, 2017
Card: Queen of Wands
  1. Quick Analysis:  Strong.  Fearless.  Determined.  Leader.  Exudes warmth.  Exudes love.  Knows things on a deeper spiritual level.  Able to create something out of nothing.  And further, inspires, encourages and teaches others to do the same.  She wants to give the world a big hug and inspire all those around her to change the world.  She loves starting new enterprises.  She puts creativity and a lot of heart into everything she undertakes.  She loves thinking outside the box when problems arise to find a creative way to work with the obstacles presented.  In short, a card you want on your side when you're starting something new.

  1. In-Depth Analysis: In the quick analysis above I talked about what any tarot card definition will give you.  But in this week's in-depth analysis we're about to embark upon, I'd like to delve a little bit deeper into the card.  So let's get to it!

  2. I absolutely LOVE this interpretation of the Queen of Wands.  It hews very close to the Rider Waite version of the card (which you can view HERE.)  But what makes it different in my eyes is the strength behind the card.  When you look at this person you see the strength behind her eyes.  You see the determination and focus within her.  You can tell she is connected to and fiercely protective of the land.  And of course the black cat on her lap seems to exude secret knowledge that aids and assists the Queen with her workings.  All in all a very powerful card.

  1. But the other thing I'm getting from this card that may not be as evident is the encouragement this card is giving.  The encouragement to love ourselves.  The encouragement to accept ourselves as who we really are.  To embrace ourselves, warts and all, as a unique gift to the world.  There's only one us.  And when we use all of ourselves - even the parts that aren't the greatest - we give so much more to the world.  And consequently, we move further along the evolutionary pathway.

  2. Now to be clear there are character flaws in each of us.  There is baggage we all carry.  There are things within each of us we need to work on to make ourselves better spirits when we leave than when we arrived.  But what I'm talking about moreso is the tendency we may have to sell ourselves short.  I'm too tall.  I'm too short.  I'm too fat.  I'm too skinny.  I'm too black.  I'm too white.  I'm a man.  I'm a woman.  I'm gay.  I'm straight.  I'm trans.  I'm not smart enough.  I'm not cultured enough.  I'm not good enough.  I've never been good enough.  I'll never be good enough.

  1. And that's where we run into issues.  We all can suffer from self-doubt to a certain degree from time to time.  We can experience the mind-trap of believing the worst in ourselves.  That's not the problem.  The problem lies in wallowing in self-doubt and criticism.  When we stay in a certain mindset for too long we end up getting stuck there.  Once we're there it's hard to break free from that particular mindset.  And once we're trapped our growth and evolution become trapped as well.  And we start sinking into the quicksand.

  2. The Queen of Wands is encouraging us this week to not only accept who we are as we are right now, but to also love ourselves unconditionally.  If we love ourselves unconditionally, that love has no choice but to ultimately start to spread out into everything we do.  When we take on a new project, we're excited to put our spin on it.  We're excited to dive in with both hands (and feet) and use our creativity to make something out of nothing.  We're pumped to put our unique spin on everything we do.

  3. And that unconditional love also spreads out to other people as well.  We begin to unknowingly inspire others just by our presence alone.  We begin to be a light for other people.  We begin to make other people feel like, "If he/she can do it, so can I!"  We begin to be that beacon of hope for other people who may find themselves in a hopeless kind of a place.  When you work from a place of unconditional love that love has no choice but to spread.

  4. Bottom Line: The Queen of Wands is encouraging you to take on a new project with new eyes, new determination, new ideas, new creativity, and new love.  The Queen of Wands is encouraging you to use all of the resources around you to make things happen.  Finally, the Queen of Wands is encouraging you to love yourself unconditionally.  And when you do, put that unconditional love into  everything you do.  Because once you put that love and light into everything you do, you become a light and inspiration to those around you.  So get out there and be creative!  Create something out of nothing!  Put all the love you can muster into yourself, into your work and into the people around you.  You can thank me later.

  1. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  1. Be Blessed.

  1. Song of the Week: Queen Latifah "Big Blonde and Beautiful"

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Tarot the Week!
Week of August 28th - September 3rd, 2017
Card: Three of Pentacles
  1. Quick Analysis: The Three of Pentacles (or in this interpretation, Coins).  You've put in work.  You've studied.  You've practiced.  You've perfected.  Now you can do what you do in your sleep.  It's second nature to you.  It's muscle memory.  You've become a master in your field.  You've carved out a lane for yourself.  Sure, others may do what you do but nobody does it quite like you do.  That's why people from near and far are beginning to recognize your work and seek out your guidance, your knowledge and expertise.  The Three of Coins is speaking to you.  It's saying it can only be for your ultimate good to allow this career evolution to happen.

  2. In-Depth Analysis: I love this interpretation of the Three of Coins.  In it, we have a gentleman who is hard at work at his craft.  He studies everyday.  He works everyday.  He fine tunes his work everyday.  He strives to make it better and better everyday.  He's not trying to reinvent the wheel here, but he is trying to make his product more efficient, more capable and more savvy.

  3. And that's what I want to focus in on this week.  Whatever career field you've found yourself in that you've become an expert in and people are coming to you for help is an ever changing business.  It's very important to stay connected to the changing world around you and how what you do fits into that world.

  4. Very often when we've earned a nice solid business through a lot of blood, sweat and tears there's a temptation to sit back on our laurels.  The business machine we're in is chugging along smoothly.  We're in a place of power and a place of authority.  We know the ins and outs of our business intimately.  People seek us out for consultation and to hire us for a specific role in their business.  Money no longer is tight.  We have a little breathing room when it comes to finances.  We have a retirement account.  Doesn't have much in it, but we're working on it.  Our families are taken care of.  No one would blame us if we just allowed the machine to do its work and reap the benefits of our hard earned success.

  5. The problem is the world is constantly changing.  Advances in technology have taken us light years from where we were before.  Everything is run via computer, the "cloud" (still don't exactly know what that is), smart phones and the internet.  It has simultaneously made our lives easier and more difficult.  More difficult because it's tough to keep up with the latest changes and trends and apps and software.  It can seem like everyday we're being exposed to something new.  It's very easy to become overwhelmed with the influx of information we're exposed to on a daily basis.

  6. But in order to stay competitive, in order to stay in the game we have to keep up with the changing times.  Having a webpage, a Facebook page, a Twitter account and an Instagram is literally the bottom of the barrel bare minimum of what is necessary to compete in today's world.  And in a couple years from now we'll probably need to add a few more items to that list just to barely keep up.

  7. So what to do?  Well I encourage you to choose your battles wisely.  No one person can know everything about everything.  Choose a few items that you have been encouraged to explore to stay competitive and focus in on those things.  Again, you don't have to focus on everything.  Choose your battles.  Choose only a few.  And then become an expert at them.  Taking them one at a time, study them.  Practice them.  Know them like the back of your hand.  And then implement them.  If you're in a position where you can hire someone to take care of the rest, I encourage you to do so.  That being said, have at least a working knowledge of what that person is doing.  That way should you need to step in at any time you could keep things going until another expert is found.

  8. Bottom Line: Our world is constantly changing.  What was true yesterday is no longer true today.  We have to keep up and evolve along with our ever changing world.  If we want to stay competitive; if we want to hold our position as an expert in our field we have to keep up with ever changing technologies and ever changing attitudes.  Having a webpage and a social media presence is just the beginning of what needs to be done to keep up with the world around us.  I want to encourage you that you have what it takes to take on a few things that you've been impressed will keep your business viable.  You've learned before, you can do it again.  You've become an expert before, you can again.  Life is all about learning, after all.  So if you are still alive you have the possibility to learn.  (And then hire somebody else to do the rest!)  So get out there and keep your position as an expert in your field!  You can thank me later.

  9. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  10. Be blessed.

  11. Song of the Week: The Lonely Island "Like A Boss"

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Tarot the Week!

Week of August 21st - August 27th, 2017

Card: Two of Wands

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  8. Be blessed.

  9. Song of the Week: Beyoncé "Diva"

  10. For more information and to book a psychic reading with me, click HERE.

  11. For more information on the card used for this reading, click HERE.

  1. Tarot the Week!

    Week of August 14th - August 20th, 2017

    Card: Eight of Swords

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  11. Be blessed.

  12. Song Of The Week: Wale "Sabotage"

  13. For more information and to book a psychic reading with me, click HERE.

  14. For more information on the card used for this week's reading, click HERE.

Tarot the Week!
Week of August 7th - August 13th, 2017
Card: The Hierophant (Reversed)

Quick Analysis: The Hierophant card is a card all about rules.  Order.  Discipline.  When it comes to spirituality he is concerned with the letter of the law.  He wants to make sure all those that follow him are also following the letter of the law, for if they are not he's not doing his job.  The Hierophant is a card that advises the client to search for answers within the confines of religion.  Religion gives structure.  And for some, structure equates peace.  And even if the client isn't looking for spiritual peace per se, but is still looking for answers for any number of life happenings, looking toward a person who has expertise in that area and can mentor and guide in that area is someone the client would be wise to seek out.
  1. When the Hierophant card is in the reversed position however, it can mean the client hasn't found what he or she has been looking for in outside sources.  So it would make sense then for the client to go inward to find the answers for themselves.  It might be a good idea to throw out the rules we think we must abide by and create our own rules.  If a client of mine was leaning toward that resolution the only caution I'd give him or her is to count the cost of what you may do and thoroughly examine if what you're about to do or are doing is harming you or the people around you.

  1. In-Depth Analysis:  Ever since there has been an idea of spirituality in human beings, there's been an idea that there are some people that have access to spiritual knowledge others not only don't have, but can never attain.  And when that attitude of "I don't have" came into play, it created a system where we had to seek out spiritual leaders, gurus, priests, priestesses, preachers, rabbis, imams, etc. to give us the spiritual bread we were craving.  And that mentality has followed us into the 21st century.  Which frankly, is both a good and bad thing.

  2. It's a good thing because there will always be someone out there through time, experience and trial-and-error that knows more than we do about any given subject.  And sometimes those same people are all too willing to share what they've learned along the way.  That's where mentorship comes into play.  And it's a wonderful thing.  To be able to sit at the feet of a "master" and get information that otherwise wouldn't be so readily available to you is fantastic.  Finding someone like that who also has your best interest at heart and only wants for you to evolve and succeed is a blessing.

  3. It's a bad thing when finding that special someone makes that person a crutch for you.  When you become so dependent upon someone else for answers you don't utilize your God-given power of discernment.  There are plenty of people that have willingly given up their power of choice and free will to other people for a host of different reasons I won't list.  But I will highlight a few:

  1. 1) It's easier to live a life where you don't have to take responsibility for anything.

    2) It's easier to walk through life with someone else making all the choices that matter for you.  It's like going on autopilot.

    3) The world is a much easier one to make sense of and navigate when life is only about absolutes.  When we don't have to worry about troublesome "gray areas".  When we don't have to concern ourselves with thinking about the "in-between areas."  our options become a choice between either good or bad, light or dark, white or black.  There are nothing but absolutes.  And that's a much easier route for some to take.  Ultimately it's a cowardly, weak and oftentimes exceedingly dangerous way of walking through life, but it's a choice many people have made and continue to make.

  2. So when the Hierophant card comes up in the reverse position, it can mean to let go of rules, absolutes and cut and dry thinking.  It could be time for us to consider the gray areas of life.  It may be that we need to start looking inward for the answers to our questions.  It could also mean the people we are looking to for the answers to our life questions don't have the answers.  So they may give us an answer that doesn't quite satisfy the query.  Or even worse they could, even with the best of intentions, lead us down a path that isn't necessarily the right one for us.

  3. So when the Hierophant is reversed the Universe is encouraging us to not adhere so strongly to dogma and religion.  As long as we're not harming ourselves or anyone else, the Universe is giving us permission to let go of the rules that don't apply to us anymore.  The Universe is acknowledging our desire for growth and for change.  And sometimes that growth and change can only manifest through a shaking up of some of our belief systems that don't match who we are or who we'd like to be.

  4. Bottom Line:   At the end of the day we only have ourselves (and a higher power, if we believe in such) to answer to.  Whether we succeed or fail at life is ultimately our choice.  If we choose to give away that privilege to someone else it may not be the best choice for us in the long run.  We have every right to run our lives in the way best suited for us.  Again, keep in mind there are always rewards and consequences for the choices we make.  And it's always a smart idea to make sure the end result of our decision making doesn't harm us or anyone else.  We are empowered to make the right choices for ourselves.  We don't necessarily need anyone else to point us in the right direction.  We have that ability and power already within us.  Sometimes all it takes is belief in oneself to know whatever the outcome of the choices we make, everything ultimately will turn out all right.  So get out there and make good choices for yourself!  You can thank me later.

  1. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

    Be blessed.

  2. Song of the Week: Little Red Lung "I Found Me"

  3. For more information and to book a psychic reading of your own, click HERE.

  4. For more information on the card chosen for this week's reading, click HERE.

Tarot the Week!

Week of July 31st, 2017 - August 6th, 2017

Card: Eight of Wands (Reversed)

Quick Analysis: The Eight of Wands is the blessing card.  Usually when this card comes up in a reading, the recipient can expect blessings to come knocking at their door any moment.  It's usually quick in coming and it's usually more than the recipient ever dreamed possible.  When it's in the reverse position however, it can mean blessings are slow to come.  It can either be because it's not the right time or not the right circumstances.  Or, much like the Four of Cups, it could be because somehow the recipient is blocking the blessings from manifesting in his or her life.

  1. In-Depth Analysis: Whenever cards are in the reverse position, the standard answer always has to do with a slow, stop or delay in manifestation.  But when it comes to blessings, there's never a stop in them.  Every breath we take is a blessing.  Every day we spend on this side of the soil is a blessing.  Every day we are able to do routine tasks for ourselves without a thought to them or even how we're going to accomplish them is a blessing.  So blessings are never stopped.  But they can go unacknowledged.  And they can go without reciprocation in the form of passing those blessings onto other people.  And that's the focus I want to bring to bear in this week's reading.

  2. There is a great temptation to take our modern 21st century world for granted.  We in the Western world have so many blessings.  And I'm not talking about just the big stuff.  I'm talking about stuff like clean drinking water.  Access to education.  Access to healthcare.  Access to food, transportation. information and communication.  I'm not saying our world doesn't have its own unique set of problems, because it does.  But what I am saying is we can sometimes take the resources we have available to us for granted. When that happens, it can spill into how much we give to other people.

  3. There's a famous line from the musical: "HELLO DOLLY!" that goes something like "Money, pardon the expression, is like manure.  It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow."  And to bastardize that line a little bit, I'd say "Blessings, pardon the expression, are like manure.  They're not worth a thing unless they're spread around, encouraging young things to grow."  Truer words were never spoken.

  4. As stated above when the Eight of Wands in the reverse position comes up in a reading it most likely means the blessings we're supposed to be receiving are slow coming.  When that happens I always look inside to see if there's anything I can do to fix it.  Remember, we're partners with the Universe in creating our destiny.  How our lives pan out is more a product of the Universe presenting us with a scenario and the consequences and rewards for whatever choice we make concerning that scenario.  (More on that little nugget in another reading.)  So since we are partners with the Universe in creating our own destiny, I immediately look to myself to see if there's anything I am doing to put a kink in the flow of blessings coming my way.  Nine times out of ten it's because I'm not paying those blessings forward.

  5. So I have to ask if you can tell there's a knot in the flow of blessings coming your way?  If so, how generous have you been lately?  And I'm not just talking about money.  I'm talking about time and resources as well.  How giving have you been lately to people in need?  And I'm not just talking about our friends, family and loved ones.  I'm talking about extending yourself to help someone who wouldn't receive help if you didn't provide it.  If not, why not?  I encourage you to be honest with yourself as you answer that question.  There are no wrong answers.  There's only the truth.  So if you haven't been paying your blessings forward on a consistent and conscientious way, why?  Once you answer that question, you can then answer the question, "Can you do anything to rectify that situation?"  If so, I encourage you to do whatever it takes to right the ship.

  6. And by the way, righting the ship doesn't necessarily mean you have to go big or go home.  Of course, if you feel like going big, do so.  But if you can't you should never feel like you're not proving your worth to the Universe.  You don't have to make a big production or a big splash to prove to the Universe you're paying your blessings forward.  We all have gifts.  (Yes, we do!)  We all have talents.  (YES, WE DO!)  We all have something that's unique about us that no one can quite duplicate.  (STOP IT!  YES, WE DO!  ALL OF US, INCLUDING YOU!)  So whatever it is that you like doing, or whatever gift or talent you have, put it to good use making a difference in someone else's life.  Once you do you'll be amazed at how much the blessings are returned to you.

  7. Bottom Line: We are partners with the Universe in our spiritual evolution.  We are not passive participants in this thing called life.  Through our choices, we create the life we have.  Therefore, if blessings aren't flowing the way we think they should flow, the first questions shouldn't be outward, they should be inward.  How thankful am I for the blessings I've received?  Moreover, how much have I paid those blessings forward?  How have I put to use my natural born gifts and talents to make life easier for someone else?  When we begin to consciously pay those blessings forward, the Universe opens the floodgates.  We become so blessed we have no choice but to spread those blessings around like manure.  So get to work blessing other people!  You can thank me later.

  8. Have a fantastic week, everyone!

  9. Be blessed.

  10. Song(s) of the Week: This week you get two - count them, TWO! - songs from the LEGENDARY Miss Patti LaBelle.  Why two?  Because PATTI!  Go on ahead and get your life! (And while you're at it grab a few blessings to share with other people along the way!)  "Don't Block The Blessings" and "When You've Been Blessed."

  11. For more information and to book a psychic reading of your own, click HERE.

  12. For more information on the card chosen for this week's reading, click HERE.

Tarot the Week!
Week of July 24th - July 30th, 2017
Card: Temperance (Reversed)
Quick Analysis: The Temperance card is exactly what it sounds like.  Living a temperate lifestyle.  Where you're not dragging too far one way or another.  Where you're not living your life in a way that is obsessed in one area of your life to the neglect of other just as valuable areas of your life.  However, when the Temperance card is in the reversed position, it can mean you're living a life out of balance.  Where your time, energy, and resources are focused in on one area of your life to the point where other areas of your life begin to suffer for it. If you are feeling imbalanced in any way in any area of your life, now may be a good time to look into way you can bring yourself back into alignment, back into balance and back into a more temperate way of living.
  1. In-Depth Analysis: I get it.  If we're adults we are more than likely being pulled in a million different directions.  Family, friends, loved ones and our greater community have a tendency to want to corner the market on all our time.  And for good reason.  Our kids really do need us.  Our partners do as well.  Our extended family needs our specific skill set from time to time to keep the family afloat.  And depending upon our specific family dynamics, more may be required from us than others.  Our jobs and careers demand a huge portion of our daily time and energy resources.  And of course there's the greater local community that is desperate for volunteers at any time to do any kind of work.  And if we prove ourselves eager, excited, proactive and hard working the more the people in charge will see us as invaluable to the process.  So I get it.  There's a bunch of stuff (and most of it is just "stuff") that calls out for our attention on a daily basis.

  2. The problem arises when we become so invested in helping we spread ourselves too thin.  If were constantly accepting responsibilities others are handing out to us, eventually we won't have the energy to fulfilled what is required of us.

  3. Which leads me to my next question: Who said the entire weight of the world is our responsibility to take on individually?  Who said we must say yes to everything that is asked of us?  Who said we should automatically acquiesce to the whims and demands of other people?  Especially when said people are more than capable of doing for themselves?

  4. One of the most powerful words in the English language is a firm and hearty "no".  It's so powerful in fact, it's discouraged from use on a consistent basis.  We're told it's rude to say no.  It's self-absorbed to say no.  It's selfish and shallow to say no.  And with good reason.  Most people don't want to be told no.  Most people want things done their way and on their timetable.  And all "no" does is puts a kink in the flow and operation.  Who wants that?

  5. But once we realize the power of the word no and how its proper use can free us from a lot of responsibility that isn't ours to take on in the first place, it's amazing what it can do.  It's so powerful people are afraid of it for the reasons outlined above.  So if the reason you're out of balance is because you haven't mastered the power of no quite yet, I encourage you to put it into practice.  And once you can control the power of no, it's INCREDIBLE the power you'll wield.

  6. Finally, I do want to take a moment to talk about a life that's out of balance not because of outside responsibilities, but because of personal choices.  It's estimated that each day the average adult makes 35,000 conscious choices.  35,000!!!  There are 1,440 minutes in each day.  That means we make on average 24 choices per minute, which adds up to roughly one choice every 2 ½ seconds.  From the moment we wake up to the moment we lose consciousness for the night were making choices.  To be sure, most of these choices we make are by rote.  We do them the same way, everyday.  They've become so rote as to become part of our muscle memory.  But be that as it may, that's still a helluva lot of decisions to make in one day.

  7. So if our lives are out of balance and the reasons are because of the choices we've made and continue to make, it might be a good time to reevaluate how we're living our lives.  Socrates (really smart, really old guy - GOOGLE HIM!) once said, "An unexamined life is not worth living."  And he was right. Regardless if our lives are imbalanced or not, if we're not constantly examining our lives to see how best we can improve it, we're doing a disservice to our spiritual evolution.

  8. That takes some hard work.  Especially getting down to the root causes of why we do the things we do.  That's some serious shit.  But it's required of us if we want to be about the business of evolving.  If our lives are out of balance in any way, our best bet is to examine the root causes of the choices we make, find some sort of healing and resolution to those reasons and then creating a plan of action to replace those old bad behaviors with newer, more positive ones.

  9. Bottom Line: If the reason our lives are out of balance is because of outside influences, there's nothing wrong with putting ourselves first.  And learn the power of no.  It will change your life!  And if our lives are out of balance because of the choices we make, every minute is a minute to change course.  We are not destined for a future dictated by the actions of our past.  We have an opportunity to change the face of our future every day we draw breath.  I encourage us all to use that time wisely.  You can thank me later.

  10. Have a fantastic week everyone!

  11. Be blessed.

  12. Song of the Week: Amy Grant: "Hats"

  13. For more information and to book a psychic reading of your own, click HERE.

  14. For more information about the card chosen for this week's reading, click HERE.

Tarot the Week!
Week of July 17th - 23rd, 2017
Card: Ace of Cups
  1. Quick Analysis: Ace of Cups.  When Ace of Cups comes up in a reading, especially if it's one of the core cards in a reading, it can mean let your emotions guide you.  How you feel is the correct emotion.  Don't second guess it.  Happiness and true undying joy is either right around the corner or you're experiencing it right now.  Don't allow yourself to wait for the other shoe to drop.  Because if you do you deny yourself the pleasure of the moment.  On another note, the Ace of Cups is a fertility card as well.  So if you're thinking about starting a family or are in the middle of trying or are just about to give birth to a special little spirit, this card is saying now is the perfect time to realize that goal of having a family.  Along those same lines, the Ace of Cups can be all about giving and receiving love.  If you've been closed off to love, now might be a good time to reconsider that choice and open yourself up to the possibility of love being in your life.

  2. In-Depth Analysis: The element associated with the Cups suit is Water.  And the above representation of the Ace of Cups has water all over it.  Not only is water overflowing to the right of the cup, but to the left of the cup menstrual blood is overflowing.  And to drive the point home, in the middle of the cup is what looks like a uterus.  So feminine energy is all over this card, as well it should.  But even if you don't identify as female there's a lesson or two for you as well, as we will soon find out.

    The Ace of Cups is connected to all things having to do with emotion.  And because it's in the upright position it's positive energy that's feeding the emotion.  If you woke up this morning in a really good mood, don't ask questions!  Just go with it!  You may have started your day with a smile on your face.  Again, don't ask questions!  Keep on grinning throughout the day.  You may have walked out of your home with a skip in your step.  If you don't skip your ass down the street without a care in the world, I'll be mad at you!  If you're feeling good today, go with that feeling.

  3. This week might also be a week where you're feeling especially romantic.  The air is absolutely electrified with the feeling of love.  And you can't help but be swept away by it.  Let it happen!  Let romance be your guide.  If you have a special someone in your life, pamper them.  Show them a little more love and affection than you're used to.  Let them feel extra special this week.  And if you happen to be single, use this week to spend some extra time loving yourself.  There's absolutely nothing wrong with pampering yourself.  Do something special for yourself you've been wanting to do for a long time but for one reason or another have put it off.  Let this week be the week you do it.

  4. If you've been thinking about starting a family, this week might be the perfect time to put that thought into action.  If you've been thinking about expanding your family, this might be a perfect time to take that thought into the actual planning stages.  And if you DON'T want to have any more kids, you might wanna take extra precautions in bed or abstain all together.  There are some special little spirits at the top of the rainbow slide excited to take the trip down to be born.  In fact, there's a backlog of spirits waiting for their chance to evolve.  So please take that into consideration as you plan intimacy this week.

  5. Finally, this may be the week where your dreams become crystalized into something more concrete.  If you have something you're really passionate about, that brings you great joy and satisfaction, this might be a good week to see how you can incorporate that dream and passion into your everyday life.

  6. The Universe so wants us to be happy.  The Universe is in the business of yes.  The Universe wants to see us evolve into better spirits.  So if you're feeling especially lucky, happy and blessed this week it's because you've opened yourself up to that reality.  I encourage you to do what you can to stay in the flow of happiness always.

    Bottom Line: This is a week for happiness.  This is a week for joy.  This is a week for following your passions.  This is a week for not only loving yourself but extending that love out to the people around you.  If you want to extend that love to a little spirit who wants to slide down the rainbow slide and into your life, I encourage you to take this week to explore that possibility in a more concrete fashion.  This is a week for smiling a mile wide and tapping into that joy that's always there.  The Universe is in the business of yes.  So let it do its job.  Put on HAPPY by Pharrell and go skipping down the street spreading love to everyone you meet!  You can thank me later.

  7. Have a fantastic week everyone!

  8. Be Blessed.

  9. Song of the Week: Pharrell "Happy"

  10. For more information and to book a psychic reading of your own, click HERE.

    This week I have no further information on the card chosen.  If you do, reach out to me and I'll update this section.

Tarot the Week!

Week of July 10th - July 16th, 2017

Card: 4 of Swords, Reversed

Quick Analysis: The Four of Swords in the Reversed position means the time for rest is over.  Your wounds, both physical and psychological are well on their way to healing.  But to continue the healing process you must engage in life again.  There was a time where you needed to retreat.  To lick your wounds.  To mentally unpack what had happened.  To go inward to heal the damage that had been done.  That time is now over.  It's time to break out of the cocoon, break out of the shell, allow yourself to bloom once more.  And the only way to do that is by reengaging with the world around you.

In-Depth Analysis: The Four of Swords card is the card of rest and retreat.  The card for people who are battle weary and war worn.  It's for people who have seen their share of the horrible this world sometimes gives and needs a break from it all.  If you've gone through more pain and heartache in this one lifetime than anyone should have to go through in any lifetime, the Four of Swords is for you.

It gives you permission to disengage.  It gives you permission to let go of the things that no longer bring you joy or satisfaction.  It gives you permission to rest.  To relax.  To take a load off.  To go inward to begin the healing process.  To create that caterpillar cocoon that will eventually transform you into a new being.

But with it being in the reverse position, it means it's time to wake up.  The time for rest and relaxation, for sleep is over.  You must do the work necessary to break out of your cocoon, out of your shell and finish the transformation process.  Because if you don't break out of your cocoon, you'll stay a caterpillar forever.  And part of our jobs here on earth is to evolve.  To change.  To be deeper more educated spirits than we were when we arrived.  And the only way to do that is to wake up.

You know, I absolutely love this interpretation of the Four of Swords.  In the traditional Rider-Waite deck it's actually a picture of a Roman sarcophagus.  (To see the Rider-Waite image, click HERE.)  But I actually prefer and chose the above image because instead of portraying an image of death (which may be disconcerting to some), it's portraying an image of sleeping.

I also chose Katy Perry's Wide Awake as the Song of the Week for a very specific reason.  Katy Perry wrote this song as she was divorcing Russell Brand.  It's a song about coming off the high of a relationship, waking up to reality, picking up the pieces of who she is and moving on with life.

All of this is leading to a feeling I have about this card and what it may mean to someone reading this blog today.  When I do in-person readings I always relay information I'm getting from my guides to the person sitting across from me.  When I look at the cards, the information I get may match up with the "textbook definition" of the card.  But oftentimes it doesn't.  But the information I get from my guides is always on point and accurate for the reading I'm giving, so in the end the client gets the information he or she needs to make right choices in their lives.  So what I'm about to say isn't the "traditional" interpretation of this card.  I laid out that interpretation in great detail above.  Please read it.  If it makes sense to you and you can apply it to your current circumstance, do so.  But if you're looking for a slightly different interpretation, read on.

I'm getting really strongly there's someone out there that's been living in denial for a good long time.  I'm getting there's someone out there that has allowed certain activities and behaviors to go on for far too long.  It's a relationship issue.  You're in a long term relationship with someone.  It's years long you've been with him or her.  The problem is there's infidelity.  But not only is it infidelity, there's no love left in the relationship.  You're practically roommates at this point.  The only difference is you share a bed with this person.  Most nights. 

I'm also getting that you and your family are pillars of your community.  (And even if you aren't, you like to fancy yourself as much.)  You have spent untold years - even before you and your partner were together - molding this image of yourself to the people around you.  You decided long ago you were better than your upbringing and you've spent the better part of your adult life making that a reality.  It was part of what attracted you to your partner.  Both of you were upwardly mobile young people.  Both with a lot of ambition and drive.  You made a perfect match, at least on paper.  So you got together and built this fantasy world, complete with kids, a dog and a nice house in a better part of the suburbs.  And you fear any cracks in the veneer you've created would send your world crumbling down.  It's very BREE VAN DE KAMP from Desperate Housewives.

The problem is with all this world building you've done you've lost who you really are.  With all the work you've put in the being better than your upbringing, you've left who you really are behind.  And this is years in the making.  Again, this started WAY before you met your partner.  You decided one day you were better than your trailer park/project life.  And once you got the chance to get out of there, you grabbed it and never looked back.

Now let me state for the record here there is absolutely NOTHING WRONG with wanting to better yourself.  There's nothing wrong with ambition, drive, and focus.  There's nothing wrong with wanting the house on the hill.  There's nothing wrong with wanting the perfect family, with the perfect kids and the perfect spouse and the perfect life.

The problem comes in when all of this striving for perfection causes you to 1) Lose who you really are 2) Turn a blind eye to the trouble that may arise and 3) Be someone who you don't even recognize as you anymore.

If that is what is happening to you, it's time for you to wake up.  It's time for you to let go of keeping up with the Joneses.  It's time for you to rediscover what makes you passionate.  What makes you happy.  What brings you joy.  It's time for you to know your quest for the best should be far deeper than superficial things. Yes money, prestige and power allows for easier access to resources which in turn makes the mundane day-to-day existence of life to be easier.  But what it doesn't do is bring lasting happiness.  If you on paper have it all but deep down inside aren't happy, it's time to wake up.  It's time to rediscover who you are.  It's time to let go of the very alluring fantasy you've created and step into the reality of the life you've always been meant to have.

Bottom Line: When the Four of Swords is in the Reversed position, it's time to wake up.  It's time to reengage with the world.  It's time to finish the work of healing,  And the only way to do that is to step back into this wild, wacky, wonderful world.  If you're living in denial, it's time to wake up.  If the world you've created for yourself no longer supports who you really are, it's time to wake up.  The alarm clock is ringing.  Time to get out of bed and leave that cocoon behind.  You can thank me later.

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Be Blessed.

Song of the Week: Katy Perry Wide Awake

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Tarot the Week!

Week of July 3rd - July 9th, 2017

Card: The Devil

Quick Analysis: The Devil card.  The Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll card.  Whenever this card comes up in a reading it can mean one of two things: 1) We’re either allowing ourselves to be ruled by our more base cravings or 2) We need to lighten up and let our hair down from time to time.  Either way, this is a card to let us know we don’t have to be a slave to the things that come naturally to us as human beings.  In fact, there’s nothing wrong with dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight from time to time.  But at the same time we need to make sure we don’t allow ourselves to become addicted to things that may not be good for us in the long run.  By all means let your hair down, knowing you’re in control of your own destiny.  But when you feel you’re starting to lose that control and you begin to show signs of being chained to your choices and feel like there’s no alternative to the life you’ve carved out for yourself, it might be a good idea to do whatever is necessary to separate yourself from that kind of life.

In-Depth Analysis: Whenever this card comes up in a reading I always start off by assuring my client this is not a bad card.  Most of us are trained to feel that anytime you come face to face with the Devil or with Death (another tarot card) it can't be a good things.  The truth is, there are no bad cards.  Each of the 78 cards in the standard tarot deck have a life lesson to teach us.  Each are there to give us insight into how our lives are shaping up so far, and to give us encouragement to change our life paths if necessary.  So the Devil card is not a bad card.  Not at all.  Let's dive a little deeper into it to see what lessons it may have for us.

In the traditional Rider-Waite deck the interpretation for the Devil card looks like THIS.  If you notice in that picture, there are chains around the people's necks and those chains are shackled to the Devil's throne.  But if you look a little bit closer at the chains around the necks of the people there, it's clear the chains are not tight around their necks.  The chains are so loose in fact it seems an easy feat for either of them to lift the chains above their heads and be free of them altogether.  And if you  look at the above interpretation of the card, there aren't any chains anywhere.  The people are there by their own will and their own choice.

And that's a real important distinction to be made.  In both cases, the people are free to come and go at will.  They aren't chained to their current circumstance.  They aren't slaves to the whims of an uncaring and cruel Devil.  They are there because they want to be.  I don't mean to trivialize addiction and diminish it to a catch phrase: "JUST SAY NO!"  I was around and remember when Nancy Reagan first rolled out that slogan and the untold damage it did.  (God I'm ancient!!)  But I do want to say regardless of whether you believe addiction is a disease or not, in both cases we can choose to get help where we need it.  If you're sick, you go to the doctor.  If you're battling demons inside your head there are therapists and group therapy meetings you can go to.  Again, I'm not trying to trivialize addiction.  Nor am I saying breaking the cycle of addiction is as easy as going to a meeting.  But I am saying all hope is not lost.  As long as there is breath of life, there is hope.  There is a chance.  There is a way.  If you're battling addiction and you want help, I believe with all my heart you can find the help you need.

I wanna go back to the Rider-Waite interpretation for one last look.

The Devil is perfectly perched on the throne.  He has one hand up to the heavens and one hand with a flaming torch pointing down towards hell.  It's important to take note of that as well.  There is a balance to all aspects of life.  As I said at the top of this in-depth analysis, we are conditioned and trained that the dark side of life (The Devil) is something to be avoided at all costs.  But I disagree with the intent of that statement.  We've been trained in the Western world to shun anything that feels good.  If it feels good it must be sinful.  If it feels good it must not be good for you.  If it feels good it's of the Devil.  Personally, I believe those rules were put into place to ultimately control people.  But that's not the point I'm trying to make today.  The point is there's nothing wrong with feeling good.  There's nothing wrong with letting go and allowing the endorphins run wild in your blood stream.  There's nothing wrong with enjoying all the good things this life can afford you.  We've been given a HUGE disservice by convincing ourselves the goodness of this world is not for us because we have an even greater reward in heaven.  We should enjoy all the goodness this world has to offer.  And if we believe there is a greater reward waiting for us in heaven, we should enjoy that too. 

And if you look at the picture above you see not one person looks like they'd rather be someplace else.  Not one person looks like they're addicted to what's going on.  Not one person has chains and shackles on them.  They're there of their own free will.  They could leave, but why would they?  They look like they're having the time of their lives.

Some of us have been taught to obey the rules as if our lives depended on it.  Some of us are wound up so tight as to not even enjoy the good stuff when it happens to us.  Some of us because of our need for perfection have turned that need into an obsession that has us chained down as well.

But what would truly happen if we allowed ourselves to let our hair down?  What would happen if instead of trying so hard to "be good" we chose to be bad every once in a while?  What would our lives look like if we chose to let go of being in control of every little thing in life?  How would our lives be different if we let go of being afraid and gave ourselves permission to live?  If our desire to "be good" and "perfect" and "flawless" in the eyes of God and humankind is keeping us from experiencing our full potential as human beings, we're doing ourselves a HUGE disservice.

Bottom Line: There's always a choice.  There's always a chance.  There's always hope.  If you are in the throes of addiction and need help, help can be found.  You are not a slave to your desires.  You are in control of how your life plays out.  Conversely, if you're afraid of life, it might be a perfect time to start letting go of that fear and begin to experience and enjoy life to a fuller extent.  Let your hair down.  Live a little.  Experiment in small ways being "bad".  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by relaxing into life a little more.  There's a balance in life.  Good and bad.  Light and dark.  Yin and yang.  If we're focused on one to the detriment of the other, we're not living life as a fully rounded human beings.  So go out there and live a little!  You can thank me later.

Have a fantastic week, everyone!

Be Blessed.

KISS: I Wanna Rock And Roll All Night

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  1. Week of June 26th - July 2nd 2017

    Card: Seven of Swords Reversed
  2. Quick Analysis: When the Seven of Swords is in the upright position it can signal betrayal in our lives.  Or perhaps things aren't always what they seem with the people we sometimes surround ourselves with.  Lies.  Deceit.  Gossip.  Stealing of reputation.  Or maybe we're trying to pull the wool over someone else's eyes.  We're not being completely honest with the other person and that deception will have ramifications for that person's life down the road.  But when it's in the reversed position it can mean a separation from deceitful people.  It can mean a move toward honesty in all aspects of our lives including how we deal with the people around us.
  3. In-Depth Analysis: I absolutely LOVE this interpretation of the Seven of Swords!  It's very reminiscent of The Ladies Who Lunch.  (If you don't know that song, check it out below.  Barbra does a WONDERFUL rendition of the Sondheim classic.)  Anyway, this card when it's in the upright position is all about the women (and men) who get together to have lunch and gossip.  Spill tea.  Throw shade.  Sit in judgment all the while laughing it up and kiki-ing like there's no tomorrow.  The people who love to get their knives out (as illustrated in the above picture) to sharpen them in the backs of other people at least once a week.
  4. You know the type of people I'm talking about.  People who have been friends for years.  Know everything there is to know about everything that is going on.  They know all the latest news, trends, fashions, pop culture and the behind closed doors dealings that go on to keep this world spinning.  They know all there is to know about you, your parents, your children, your next door neighbor and the person you share a cubicle with.  They know what you did, when you did it, why you did it, and with whom you did it.  They know things that haven't even happened yet.  And at least once a week they gather around the lunch table or at the bar during cocktail hour and discuss the latest.
  5. Truth be told, during my life I've been part of those groups of people who get together to dish.  And the reason why I did it is because it's fun.  It's fun to get into other people's business.  It's fun to hear about the latest intel on a certain person or certain situation.  It's fun to crack jokes and laugh and sit in judgment of other people.  It's fun to be in on the secret that nobody knows but you and your circle of friends.  It's fun to know wha's going to happen before it happens so you can get a ring side seat to the shenanigans when it finally goes down.  It's not the healthiest or most spiritually sound place one can be, but it sure is fun.
  6. But because this card happens to be in the reverse position it can mean you are tired of living that kind of a life.  You're tired of being a grown person and still acting like a mean girl in high school.  You're tired of pulling people down.  Even though the people around you try to convince you it's all in good fun and no one means anything by it, you're still growing weary of the negativity.  So you're thinking about separating yourself from it, and therefore separating yourself from your friends, at least in that capacity.
  7. If that's true for you, I would encourage you to do what your heart dictates.  But please know that knives cut both ways.  Meaning, just because you're separating yourself from that kind of energy doesn't mean your personal life is off limits to the people you've hung out with.  The only difference is that instead of getting together to share your personal information with your friends, they may find out the information through other sources and you may find yourself on the receiving end of the knife you so often used to cut other people.  I'm not saying that to dissuade you from doing what's right for you.  I'm just saying it may be a consequence of you separating yourself from that kind of energy.
  8. The final thing I will leave you with is please know the truth always comes out eventually.  Secrets very rarely go undiscovered.  The Good Book says in part, "be sure your sin will find you out. - Numbers 32:23.  So if you're hiding something, or being less than truthful with someone, or moving through life in a way that may end up being harmful to someone else, it will eventually come out.  And the Seven of Swords in the Reversed position means that time is at hand.  So if that is you, I encourage you to brace yourself for the consequences you'll have to pay for being less than truthful.
  9. Bottom Line: As fun as getting together with our friends and gossiping about other people is, if it's becoming a draining energy, if the negative far outweighs the positive it might be in our best interest to reexamine how we choose to spend our free time and who we spend it with.  We should know knives always cut both ways.  So if we stop being the one with the juiciest and most salacious news, we will be on the receiving end of that knife.  And finally, if we are being less than truthful in our dealings with other people, know that time is about to come to an end and we will be exposed.
  10. Have a fantastic week!  And stop gossiping!  (You: Pot, meet kettle.  You're both black.  Me: Point taken.)  You'l thank me later.  Be blessed.
  11. Song of the Week: Barbra Streisand "Pretty Women/Ladies Who Lunch
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  1. Week of June 19th - 25th, 2017

    Tarot Card: Six of Pentacles

  2. Quick Analysis: In Tarot, the Six of Pentacles is the charity card.  This week we will find our greatest reward in being of service to one another.  We all have gifts and skills and talents we can put to good use helping other people.  And there's always something we can do.  So I encourage each of us this week to find a charity, organization, or program we can put our energies behind and go volunteer.  I am CONFIDENT the people running those programs will not only be grateful for the help but will put us to work asap.  So let's get out there and volunteer!

    1. In-Depth Analysis: Have you been feeling down in the dumps lately?  Have you been feeling kinda blue?  Have you had this gray storm cloud hovering above you for what feels like forever?

    2. Or maybe you've been stuck in a rut.  A routine.  A rote way of living.  You know what you're going to do from the time you get up in the morning until the time you fall asleep at night.  It's not a bad life you've created for yourself.  It's just not fulfilling anymore.

    3. Or perhaps you've always felt like you could do more.  You don' know exactly what that "more" is, but you know it has to do with a purpose of some kind.  You feel like you actually could have a purpose in life.  In fact, you know there's a purpose in your life.  Only problem is, you don't quite know exactly what it is.

    4. If any of the above ring true for you, may I suggest volunteering,

    5. Whenever I suggest volunteering I always get the push back of "I don't have any skills."  Stop it.  Yes you do.  We all have skills.  We all have talents.  We all have something we can bring to the table.  ALL of us do.  Including you.  And even if your particular skill set doesn"t match exactly what they're looking for, your enthusiasm to pitch in and help any way you can will get you working lickety-split.

    6. The other push back I get is, "I don't know what to do."  That problem is actually very legitimate.  The world is a very big place.  And one cursory glance at the news is enough to tell anyone the problems of the world can feel bigger than the world itself.  Certainly bigger than one person could ever take on by him or herself.  So I get that concern.  But I have a solution.

    7. There's an old story that I'm sure you've heard a million times over.  But in this case I think it bears repeating:

    8. While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.

      As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.

      He came closer still and called out, "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"

      The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."

      The old man smiled, and said, "I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?"

      To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."

      Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, "But, young man, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"

      The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, "It made a difference for that one."

    9. One of the MANY points of that particular story is to do what you can.  You may never be a Mother Teresa or a Martin Luther King or a Ghandi, but if you're doing what you can to make your surroundings a better place, you're doing the right thing.

    10. Start small.  Regardless of the city or town, hamlet or village you call home there is bound to be an organization, charity or program you can plug into and start making a difference to the people in your community.  Again, you may not feel like you have the skills required to be of any help, but you couldn't be more wrong about that.  The two most important traits in volunteerism is an able body and a willing heart.  That's all you really need, believe me.

    11. One last point before I let you go for today: There are many of you who instead of volunteering your time, you volunteer your money and resources.  If that is you, there is absolutely NO SHAME in writing a check.  There is absolutely NO SHAME in using your connections to get things done in the name of charity.  It goes without saying (so why am I saying it?) most charities don't have deep pockets.  The amount of public money available is drying up.  The federal government is allocating less and less money and resources to charities and therefore most local charities, organizations and programs are looking to the private sector to stay afloat.  That's not a criticism of this or any other administration.  It's just a fact of the matter.  So your money and resources are as valuable a commodity as the person dedicating multiple hours on end every week volunteering.  We need everyone to contribute in any way they can.

    12. So get out there and volunteer!  You can thank me later.

    13. Be blessed.

    14. Song of the Week: Michael Jackson: Man In The Mirror

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