Tarot the Week!

Tarot the Week!

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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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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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"

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

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

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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.

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  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"

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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."

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  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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