Dec 29 2014
Seven of Cups
A day of many choices and none of them all too clear!
Mercury is semi-square Neptune today which means there you possibly be experiencing a bit of confusion when it comes to straight thinking.
Mercury planet of communication coming into this aspect with Neptune can turn everything on its head pretty quickly.
If you have important decisions to make today is not the day to do so. Do not feel pressured into giving answers that you do not have and don’t be pushed into a course of action you are not happy with.
The image on this card conjures up many different avenues you can take. Do you choice the mask, the snake, the serpent, etc?
There is no clear line of thinking in what you should do even on the image of the card. It is as if you have been given all these choices with no logic to back up what you will decide to do.
The Seven of Cups is a card of confusion. This confusion may be what you are experiencing but often it is a situation bought about by someone close to you who is not acting as they “should” and giving you are lot of problems because you are waiting for them to act.
If this is the case your best course of action may be to go your own merry way and not wait around for them to decide.
Give yourself a few days to see your way clear on what you wish to do next and remember don’t wait for someone who is causing you confusion and messing you around to come up with the answers you are searching for.
Nov 20 2014
Seven of Tulips
If you aren’t careful with what you are doing today you may just inadvertently make a huge mistake.
If you have papers to sign, contracts to read over, etc make sure you do so twice and don’t sign anything that you don’t understand.
The Seven of Tulips can be a card of confusion. It can also show that you are away with the fairies somewhat and not completely grounded. This is in keeping with today’s Venus / Neptune square, which can turn wishful thinking into later regrets.
Here we see a cute little rabbit picking pink tulips whilst at the same time not looking at what she is doing and also looking for all the world as if she has her head in the clouds (literally).
The best that can be said is that if there is a middle ground or middle of the road stance for you to take on something today then do it. Don’t rock the boat and don’t go pushing into any arguments that you don’t have any right to be in.
If someone is rocking your boat do not let them goad you. Be on the lookout for the wool being pulled over your eyes too as you may be on the receiving end of a trick or two or from someone who is trying to get the better of you.
If you have a chance today to put your feet up and relax it is a great day to let your imagination soar. You can get through quite a lot by just sitting back and not focussing too hard on any one thing.
Remember today is not a day about “doing” it is a day about doing nothing and at the same time allowing others to not take advantage of you.
Oct 03 2014
Seven of Chalices
What a beautiful image this picture paints!
Today is a day to get into yourself, know what you want and test your own boundaries.
I daresay from this yoga pose that you’ll be testing more than a few of your own boundaries you may be pushing yourself to breaking point.
However, be aware that not everything happens all at once. One stretch lead to another… and another and before you know it you are where you set out to be.
You have the capacity today to use all your resources both inner and outer and the beautiful array of colour in this card gives a glimpse to how you are using your resources.
Each chakra is represented in this image so you have a great chance of tuning into yourself and balancing any aspect that you may have found to be coming up short lately.
With Venus inconjunct Neptune today you may be looking to balance more about your love life and emotions than anything else.
There may be the urge to merge with another person but you also need your own space and boundaries and if this has been a problem for you within a relationship recently then perhaps you may wish to gaze upon this image and hear what it speaks to you.
Sep 01 2014
ARIES: The Sun
This month should see you feeling a sense of satisfaction and contentment over recent accomplishments.
The Sun card is traditionally associated with vitality, warmth and a sense of feeling particularly “alive.” But in this version the focus is just as much on taking care of yourself and manifesting that vitality through soaking in the Sun’s rays and recharging your batteries.
The Sun, Mercury and Venus all move through your 6th house this month — the area associated with work and with self-improvement, which includes your physical and mental well-being. Rest and relaxation is just as essential to that process as are work and productivity.
The “Sun” in this card appears to be setting. It casts its rays onto the ocean in the background, shining across the surface like molten gold.
The image of the woman sleeping comfortably without a worry in the world perfectly captures the essence of the Sun. There’s a sense of effortlessness that’s associated with this card, even as the world keeps on turning around you.
Your ruler (Mars) moves into Sag this month (on the 13th) and into your 9th house — the area associated with personal growth and expansion. After that point there will be plenty of time to spread your wings and fly.
Jul 01 2014
ARIES: The Lovers
Relationships and relationship issues are going to be hands down the biggest area of focus for you this month.
That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. But what it does mean — with Mars (your ruler) moving through your relationship sector and in hard aspect to both Pluto and Uranus — is that it should be “interesting” at the very least.
The Lovers card brings all of your relationship issues to the forefront. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It refers to decisions that must be made — sometimes between two lovers, and sometimes between love and something else — as well as all the temptations, fixations and complications that are a part of that elusive and intoxicating mystery we call Love.
If you’re dealing with challenges in your own relationship, it may just be a matter of getting out of your own way. You don’t want to be creating problems where there are none to begin with. If you’re just now discovering that Love is not all it’s cracked up to be, join the crowd. You would do well though to put your own needs, expectations and agendas aside.
Check out the figures in this card. Who would have thought the Clown and the Bearded Lady could portray such a fantastic representation of Love? Yet all the pieces are there. The comfort, the closeness, the intimacy — even the whole world fading into the background behind them — are all beautifully rendered here. The angel statue blesses their union from above and who are we to question it?
May 18 2014
Seven of Cups
You may find yourself with the tendency to overdo things today. With Venus squaring Jupiter the focus is on excess.
This excess could be in your thinking, words, emotions or just generally feeling as if you can’t reign anything in and get a good grip on what is around you.
Look at the cups floating in the air. What do they mean to you? Each cup is a different colour which correlates to a different chakra.
Take your time and choose which cup you are most drawn to and ask yourself what this colour means to you… I dare you to try this and when you do take note to any resistance you feel within yourself in actually choosing a cup/colour and being able to hold onto your thoughts surrounding it.
That is the feeling of the Seven of cups… the inability to truly grasp a situation and the capacity to make a mess of things if you go off on a tangent.
If you need further proof of this look at the bottle of alcohol by the foot of the chair for this is also the card of drink, drugs and the confusion associated with these substances.
So the real question is what do you have to work with? You might be best to sit this day out and not take any actions that would land you in a mess.
Feb 21 2014
Seven of Cups
You may need a reality check today. Or at the very least a kick in the pants to get motivated toward manifesting your dreams.
The Seven of Cups is a card of temptations, often fueled by irrational thoughts or fantasies. There are sometimes too many options available, which makes it hard to decide. But more often it’s a case of wishful thinking and foolish day-dreaming that can interfere with actual progress.
In this version of the card, we see a woman seated before a “magic mirror” which reveals to her her deepest longings. She doesn’t see her own reflection in the mirror (reality) instead she sees herself celebrating a happy marriage to the man of her dreams, surrounded by elegance and finery. In contrast her own silhouette is shrouded in darkness.
This is the dilemma with the Seven of Cups. What you long for looks so appealing while what you have appears so drab. But it’s just an illusion and even if it weren’t — even if it were perfectly attainable — it’s not going to come about by sitting around day dreaming about it.
In some decks this card is called “Debauchery.” It refers to the superficial appeal of things that most of us only think will make us happy.
Jan 03 2014
Seven of Cups
Today you may need to step back and work on getting some clarity over choices that have been troubling you.
You may feel the need to make an important decision and be consumed with worry over potentially making the wrong one.
The Seven of Cups — like all sevens — refers to a dilemma that is not easily (and never ideally) resolved. Because we’re talking Cups here, that dilemma is most likely emotional — or love and relationship oriented.
Your views may be clouded by intrusive thoughts or temptations that are not in keeping with your own moral principles.You could also have too many options available to you and be struggling with choosing one over the others.
In this rendition of the card, we see a figure sleeping with all of his dream symbols floating in the ethers above him. The Sun, Moon, Stars and Planets are all there — along with a hookah and tiny chalice at his bed-side. Seven golden chalices (which invert to seven golden bells) frame him in the card.
The Rumi quote: “The present world is but a dream the sleeper imagines to be real” invites a more thorough investigation of the age-old query over what is real and what is just an illusion.
Jan 01 2014
ARIES: The Star
This month it’s going to be all about counting your blessings. In recent months you may have been too focused on what you lack — or what you feel has been missing in your life, But the Star card speaks of putting all that aside while you focus on what you do have.
This is a very calm and peaceful version of the Star card. In it, we see a young Native American woman sitting on the banks of a river, replenishing it from the water in her vessel.
She sits with her eyes closed and her feet dangling comfortably in the water. A large white star shines above her to the right, while seven smaller stars, in the colors of the rainbow are lined up on the left.
There are elements of tolerance and acceptance here too. The gentle imagery of the young woman in Native garb coupled with the rainbow stars act as symbolic reminders that the world is full of different kinds of people and all of them belong here. Even the act of pouring water into the stream reminds us of how important it is to “give back.”
As the New Year begins, think about resolutions you made last year that you didn’t end up keeping. The Star card is full of hope and inspiration but it’s not exactly well grounded. There’s a need to work in order to manifest your dreams, as they’re not about to fall into your lap.
Nov 29 2013
ARIES: Wheel of Fortune
You seem to be standing on quicksand within a situation that keeps changing.
Try to gain a sense of balance for yourself within this and don’t lose any of your power by trying to follow what others are doing or not doing.
If you find yourself trying to extricate yourself from the situation which is swinging from good to bad and around in circles take a look at the 4 figures trying to balance at the bottom of the card.
What looks like strength is actually a bit precarious when you look closely and see they are all looking and/or facing in different directions.
Each of these directions gives a different view of what you are facing.
Each of these directions gives you a different answer to what you should do next.
And each of these directions only shows you a glimpse of the whole situation.
Stay still and wait for things to settle down so you are not being thrown off your balance.
May 27 2013
What is your best way forward?
What options do you have?
The Justice card implies you are ready to face a situation head on with logical thought processes.
The scales held in the left hand show a balancing of all the facts whilst the sword in the right hand shows you are ready to speak with conviction once all of the facts have been weighted up.
The situation around you does not need over emotional input for you to gain a satisfactory outcome.
You must use your mind and intellect to access the outcome you are hoping for.
This may mean you need to seek counsel with a professional who can help you with your problems and tip the scales of justice in your favor.
Mar 25 2013
ARIES: Ten of Pentacles
This month is about building upon what you already have and making it work for you. It is an excellent time to make a career move and if you are thinking of doing so then aim high!
The road before you is smooth and even with, perhaps, more options than you think.
Look for new areas of growth that can further your advancement but may not be obvious when you first look at the options laid out in front of you.
There is a solid and familiar feel to what you are aiming for and as you move towards it your dreams and ambitions become clearer.
The 10 pentacles is beautifully depicted in this card with the path (the journey) leading up to the grand building (the destination) in a clear, smooth path.
Overlapping across the path are branches of trees bursting with new growth (new ideas).
Be open to what comes to you and your path will be smooth towards your ultimate goal.