Feb 01 2015
Three of Cups
As we move into February, chances are good you’re already thinking about Valentines Day. And with Venus conjuncting Neptune today — in the sensitive, loving, romantic sign of Pisces — you could already be planning for that special day.
The Three of Cups is a playful and festive card that emphasizes partying and celebrating over work and responsibilities. it also emphasizes friends and casual relationships over serious romantic entanglements.
It refers to being surrounded by like-minded people and putting your differences aside. It’s about coming together and joining forces with those who have your best interests at heart.
The focus is on merriment and gaiety rather than monotony and drudgery. It’s on interacting and networking with others, allowing you to push aside some of your more serious concerns — at least for the time being.
Pay attention to new people coming into your life today. You could find yourself developing friendships with people that seem random at first but can turn into important connections over time.
This doesn’t apply only to romance by the way. Look at all the activity going on in this card. There’s a tea party going on involving at least three generations, as well as the family pets.
There are feelings of community and comfort here and let’s not forget whimsy and play. Notice the teacups and colorful tapestry, as well as the child wearing nothing but a crown.
The Venus / Neptune conjunction encourages you to celebrate today — even if you have nothing official to celebrate. It’s a good time to express your feelings — for friends, loved ones and family members, and those who’ve been important to you along the way.
Oct 30 2014
ARIES: King of Swords
This month you’re likely to be thinking more about doing business and finding your place in the world than anything else.
With a line-up of planets moving through your 8th house — the area associated with joint resources and other people’s money — as well as Mars (your ruler) joining Pluto in your public sector, the focus is going to be more on career and professional achievements.
The King of Swords is all about power and authority. Success, Accomplishment. Strategy. Intelligence. You’ll have all of these things at your fingertips and should be taking advantage of them — particularly in the first two weeks of the month.
This is a time for putting your ideas out there — verbally or in writing — and communicating them to others. It’s not the time for ambivalence or uncertainty.
Look at the King in this card. He’s a bit more colorful and flamboyant than we’re using to seeing with the King of Swords. He’s usually rather stoic and somber.
But this whimsical version is just spirited enough to capture the dynamic and playful Uranus in Aries transit you’re dealing with and just dignified enough to capture the Mars in Capricorn transit you’ve got moving through your 10th house.
This King says you can have the best of both worlds. It doesn’t have to be all work and no play. And you won’t get anywhere if it’s all play and no work.
Oct 16 2014
Four of Wands
This is a day of relaxing, rejoicing and counting the blessings that surround you.
The Four of Wands is often portrayed as a joyous celebration, a gathering, a reward or surprise — the affirmation that all of your hard work has paid off and is now worthy of being celebrated.
In this version there are definite symbols of merriment and wonder: the singing birds, the ringing bells, the vibrant colors,and the glowing aura that envelopes the woman as she lifts her face to the sun.
But there’s also emphasis here on gratitude and contentment; the satisfaction that comes from being at one with the Universe, in harmony with yourself and your surroundings.
You may have been so caught up in accomplishing your goals that you haven’t had time to appreciate the progress you’ve made.
The Four of Wands says it’s ok to give yourself a chance to take a breather. It’s ok to stop and smell the flowers.
It’s ok to step back and admire all of your efforts, knowing that they continue to gather momentum and will keep on keeping on even if you decide to take a break.
Aug 14 2014
Knight of Pentacles
Today you may be taking a more serious look at where you’re heading, with respect to your career, your professional goals, your education, your finances and your “brand.”
The Knight of Pentacles is generally all about taking things slow and steady with a keen eye on the future and the discipline to keep “plodding along” as you move toward your destiny.
As with all the court cards, this can be someone presently in your life (or coming in) or it can represent a frame of mind that’s necessary for you adopt right now.
Don’t make the mistake though of focusing too much on the nuts and bolts of achieving success. If there’s any negative aspect that can be associated with this card it’s usually the dearth of inspiration that can lead to getting stuck in a rut of tedium and routine.
But this Knight of Pentacles doesn’t appear to be lacking in inspiration at all. We see him pausing at the onset of a vibrant and colorful path, reaching up to the heavens. Is he praying for guidance or expressing his gratitude?
The greatest obstacles are behind him. He steps out of the darkness and into the light and sees a great big colorful world out there ahead of him.
Jun 25 2014
This is a high energy day with just as much potential for things to go haywire as there is for magic to transpire.
The Magician card encourages us to make the best use of all of the resources at our disposal. Especially during stressful times. The Magician — like the Fool — already has everything he needs. But unlike the Fool, he’s consciously aware of it.
Sometimes it’s about learning to harness those energies and sometimes it’s about keeping them afloat. And sometimes it boils down to a precarious balancing act.
Notice the black cat exiting the stage on the right. He’s left his paw prints all the way down the wall and across the backdrop. He’s traipsed all over the stage yet doesn’t seem to have distracted the Magician at all. That’s the kind of composure you wan to cultivate during this time or at any time that life become stressful.
Mars and Uranus are in opposition today. This can be a extremely volatile opposition, and has been known to correlate with cataclysmic events. But it doesn’t have to, and certainly not in your world.
In my book there are two ways to handle oppositions. The first one has to do with “owning” one side of the opposition and projecting the other one outwardly, onto another person or an event. The other — and my preference — is to see it as an opportunity to balance and integrate those opposing forces.
May 08 2014
What is it about today that makes you want to begin something new but you are not quite sure of the best way to go about it or the first step to take?
Opportunity is knocking on your doorstep. There’s enough energy around you to make you start thinking twice about all that has gone before.
If there is anything around you just now that you have been wanting to change and do in a different way then today is the day to do it.
I’m not saying it will be easy as you may not know “yourself” once you start changing your course and others around you will know you even less but think of where this could take you.
The energy around the Fool implies that you make decisions that are not based on fact and are more based on instinct.
This is neither good nor bad it is just a different way of approaching a change that may be long overdue.
Any situation that has been holding you back because you kept doing the same thing over and over again and getting nowhere could be instantly transformed into a different direction.
I’m not saying it is the right direction but it may be the impetus you need to propel you out of a bad situation and into something new.
Mar 20 2014
Eight of Wands
It may feel like things are moving very quickly for you now and that you have to strike while the iron is hot if you want to take advantage of the opportunities that are presenting themselves.
The Eight of Wands refers to progress, mobility and rapid change, usually for the better. You could be bursting at the seams with new and fresh ideas, juggling interests or overseeing different projects that all seem to be nearing completion at the same time.
This card refers to being decisive, making the most of your time and cutting through whatever distractions stand in your way. There may be a lot going on around you — like the woman in the center of this card — but the Eight of Wands encourages you to remain focused and engaged in the task at hand.
Look at all of the swirling colors in this card. There’s a lot happening there — and certainly some distractions. But there’s also movement, creativity and energy which are hallmarks of the Eight of Wands archetype.
This is also a networking card. It relates to exchanging ideas and interacting with like-minded people. Blogging, disseminating information, and expanding social horizons are all indicated. You could receive news from afar; be preparing to embark on a spiritual journey, or planning a literal journey that takes you out of your daily routine and into uncharted territories.