Jul 04 2014
Do you feel like you are stuck in a situation or mind set and can’t escape? Just who is pulling your strings you, another person or the situation?
There is something going on for you just now that you may be feeling a little stuck in. Well more than a little stuck in as it is the type of situation you feel you cannot escape from, at least not smoothly or without emotional pain and turmoil.
With Pluto in opposition to the Sun today there is a certain degree of opposing forces coming into play. Pluto is currently in Capricorn which is a sign known for keeping things orderly.
Not that it is a bad thing that Pluto is there because Capricorn is also a sign known for its tenacious and its ability to get things done … a quality Pluto is also famous for.
However, bring the Sun into the mix and you have your ego coming into play and you are possibly feeling as if you are drawn in a direction you do not wish to go.
It may be best to try to sit this day on the outskirts of anything that requires you to make any decision that you are not comfortable with but ties you into something you would find difficult to extract yourself from in the future.
Whether this be a mental, emotional or physical situation for you it is not healthy to felt so caught up in something that it overshadows other areas of yourself and your life.
Apr 03 2014
Today you may need to take an honest look at some of your own imperfections and projections as a means toward healing something that has caused you pain.
The Devil is an archetypal figure that can take on many forms. He represents all of our own personal “shadow material,” i.e., all of the more sinister human attributes, such as anger, fear, jealousy, rage, manipulation, etc.
These are usually traits that we don’t see within ourselves but rather project onto others. In this respect the Devil can take on the form of an antagonist or enemy, or our own personal “boogeyman.”
You could unwittingly conjure up this archetype via the Sun / Pluto square today. This aspect correlates astrologically to the Devil archetype through bringing power struggles and ruthlessness to the forefront.
Feeling betrayed, used, bullied, deceived or unfairly judged: these are all possibilities within the realm of the Devil. The sense of futility, unfairness and feeling powerless are common experiences.
If you look at the imagery in this card, you can see that the Devil is wrestling with his own fantastic beast. He also clearly has the upper-hand. But how hard would it be for the beast to wrench himself away, knock the Devil to the ground and fly off and out of reach?
Feb 27 2014
This month you’ll be thinking about how the actions and decisions you’ve made have led you to where you are today.
The Judgment card can refer to a moment of “reckoning” where all the pieces of the puzzle start to come together and you see how you’ve participated — for better or worse — in the story of your life.
With this comes two very important considerations: one — that you can take charge and make changes in your life (as in rewriting your own script) and two — that you can view other people’s choices (which have led them to their own life circumstances) with a little less judgment and a lot more compassion and understanding.
The Judgment card refers to an epiphany or awakening, during which time you realize the consequences of your actions and are thus more inclined to proceed conscientiously.
As such it gives you a chance to start anew, to be “reborn” and make changes that are in line with your understanding of karmic rewards and repercussions. It gives you a chance to redeem and unburden yourself, as you prepare to let go of the past and move toward your true life’s purpose.
Jan 22 2014
You may have to dig deep today if you want to work on any issues that you feel have been holding you back. The Devil card can represent limitations that are far more self-imposed than you give them credit for.
Too often we feel restrained by outside influences. We either push against them or we become resigned and give in, never stopping to consider that the things obstructing our desires may not be external afterall.
In many decks the Devil is represented by a Satyr-type creature tormenting the human figures he has chained at his feet. They don’t even notice that the chains around their necks are so loose that they could easily just slip out of them. Instead they struggle against the restrictions to the point of exhaustion, until they finally give in and resign themselves to their fate — much to the amusement of the self-satisfied Devil.
In this version of the card the Devil is part Boogie Man and part Court Jester. He laughs at the struggling figures he has clasped in his hands, but the real danger — the giant bloody jaws — are behind him (and them).
How difficult would it be for them to just slip out of his grasp and run the other way? Or better yet, stand up to him and refuse to be frightened into submission? It’s fear that binds them to the Devil, which is really just fear itself.
Jun 28 2013
ARIES: The Moon
This month you may feel like you’re navigating through murky waters.
The Moon card has a lot to do with that which is hidden, beneath the surface, unconscious or undiscovered.
There is a strong emotional element inherent in this card. And while emotions are not something easily digested by Aries — particularly the “darker” emotions, such as fear, anxiety and insecurity — it’s necessary to explore them if you’re going to resolve the issues that have been hounding you.
But don’t let your imagination run away with you: there’s also some danger of reading too much into things, making mountains out of mole hills or even becoming suspicious or paranoid.
Use this time to get in touch with your emotions and to resolve whatever fears and uncertainties you have that have been holding you back.
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.