09/19/20: Investing in yourself!

((The Lightseer’s Tarot by Chris Anne AND Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid))  

Welcome to the weekend, everyone!

You know what’s a perfect plan for the first weekend of Autumn? De-cluttering! I know this has come up before but it really is best done before the weather turns in earnest – it is easier with some sunshine.

And now, to the cards!

THEME: CLEAN IT UP. Take good care of your thoughts, words, deeds, and body – clean them up, keep them clean, guard them with care – you live here.

INFLUENCE: Page of Cups. Do not allow emotions to cloud judgement; you are not a child, no drama is needed.

INFLUENCE: Nine of Wands. Establish boundaries; be prepared to defend them but don’t be in a hurry to fight.

STRATEGY: Six of Pentacles. Mind your progress – do not spare the resources.

I would add the importance of self-care here; whatever that is for you – maybe a jog, maybe the decluttering itself, maybe a pumpkin spice latte with apple cinnamon muffin, truly whatever – make time to include it. THE BIG TAKEAWAY: Do not shortchange yourself.

BE REAL. BE RAW. BE POWERFUL. YOU GOT THIS!

09/18/20: Time to find your center.

((The Lightseer’s Tarot by Chris Anne AND Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid))  

Let’s talk about duality and the importance of balance.

So here we are, still in practical Virgo Season, dealing with the conflicting energies. The come-here-get-away-take-your-time-but hurry-it-up energy is certainly a recipe for drama and a headache, and absolutely no one has time for that nonsense. Normally, we would associate these conflicts with Gemini Season but that really is unfair – imbalance can strike anywhere at any time, and that is the truth of the matter.

But as always, forewarned is forearmed.

And now, to the cards!

THEME: PEACE. This was yesterday’s theme as well – just goes to show we don’t always pay enough attention the first time. This card speaks of inner peace, tranquility and personal acceptance; not merely worthwhile goals but necessities for the balance we seek. Work on this in earnest, starting with yourself.

INFLUENCES: Knight of Wands and Seven of Pentacles. These influences can be very useful if you can integrate them – they represent quickly moving energy on the way to somewhere else, and slow, steady progress (respectively). Frankly, I have no idea how these two are meant to work together, so I see them more as a tag team; you can access the energies in turn, balancing the otherwise all or nothing results they would likely yield.

STRATEGY: The Moon. Since I am a serious Selenophile, I am always thrilled when The Moon shows up. Here, she reminds us to seek the beauty of truth in all things – sometimes, it is not obvious but present nonetheless.

I am well aware balance can be difficult to achieve but it really is worthy of pursuit. Make it your priority and you will not be sorry.

BE REAL. BE RAW. BE POWERFUL. YOU GOT THIS!

09/17/20: GET OVER YOURSELF!

((The Lightseer’s Tarot by Chris Anne AND Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid))

Lately, I have heard a great deal of lamenting about loss and sacrifice, and as always, I think: Didn’t we listen to the stories our grandparents/great-grandparents told of of The Great Depression and World War II? Is it actually possible that we have (overall) lived so well for so long we don’t understand the difference between genuine hardships and inconvenience? Is it really so difficult to color your hair, or drink beer and watch the game, at home?

Speaking for myself, since no government agency has knocked on my door to ask for the rubber of my tires, I think we’re doing okay. And I am not saying people are not genuinely suffering as we all know too many certainly are but so far, they aren’t the ones throwing the tantrums.

What a waste of energy!

And now, to the cards!

THEME: PEACE. Radical acceptance results in pure peace. Start with yourself!

INFLUENCE: Seven of Swords. You are not required to attend every battle; take up your swords and go home – live to fight another day.

INFLUENCE: Five of Pentacles. Physical comfort may not be readily available but you can make the best of it with some effort. Get off your knees and roll up your sleeves.

STRATEGY: Eight of Swords. Procrastination, stagnation, and fretting are NOT working for you; it is self-indulgent. Knock it off – you’ve got important work to do!

If you have been a regular to this blog space, you know I took a hiatus – I needed some time to get over myself and get to work – and now, I have returned with some new ideas and fresh cards. Now it’s your turn – get over yourself and get to work!

BE REAL. BE RAW. BE POWERFUL. YOU GOT THIS!

09/16/20: GETTING OVER THE HUMP!

((The Lightseer’s Tarot by Chris Anne AND Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid))

HAPPY HUMP DAY!

If you think it’s time to slow down now that Summer is over, THINK AGAIN! The slowing you are currently feeling is a trick of the current Mars Retrograde – do not fall for it! (Pardon the pun but it was built right in.) Believe it or not, we are headed into a creative, building season; create, make, build, promote, and prosper at will! So decide what you want to do, how you want to do it, and get going!

And now, to the cards!

THEME: BUILDING BLOCKS. Everything is a work in progress – what will you do with it? The choice is yours once you get moving. Please remember not choosing is a choice; do not surrender your power that way.

INFLUENCE: Ace of Swords. Fresh ideas are all around – use them to build new pathways.

INFLUENCE: Three of Swords. Ignorance may be bliss but knowledge is power; a little disappointment never killed anyone – use the new info to your advantage.

STRATEGY: Queen of Swords. The sword is not ornamental but it is more rapier than cudgel; deliver targeted information with kindness as well as honesty. Do not go out of your way to make enemies.

We seem to have forgotten we make the world we live in, and if we want changes, we must make them. We are 100% responsible for our owns actions, and inactions as well, so we have no choice but to start with ourselves. This is not a time for secrets, lies, and hypocrisy – you cannot build on sand! Be honest with yourself, and everyone else, to build something real and worthwhile – a candle can be a beacon when things are dark.

BE REAL. BE RAW. BE POWERFUL. YOU GOT THIS!

09/15/20: MOVE ALONG!

((The Lightseer’s Tarot by Chris Anne AND Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid))

As the seasons rapidly change, we find ourselves with the usual Autumn chores; putting away Summer clothing, toys, and accouterments, preparing our pantries and linen closets for Autumn (and Winter). The rhythm of 2020 has disrupted much of our usual flow but the seasons continue to move on their course, and we must attend to the mundane maintenance of our nests. This is a great time to try new recipes while you take stock of your stores, and decide what to keep on your shelves. Speaking for myself, I bought a new stock pot.

And now, to the cards!

THEME: CLEAN IT UP: This is the time to de-clutter everything – your home, your mind, your schedule, whatever! You do not need extra bags or baggage so move it all along. Remember, your trash is someone else’s treasure.

INFLUENCE: Ten of Swords. Thank goodness that’s over! Time to lick your wounds, review your lessons, make notes for the future, and move along.

INFLUENCE: Six of Swords. Sail on, Sailor! You have waited long enough – it’s time to ship out! Your journey must get underway, and no other passengers are required. This is definitely a “Go your own way!” moment because it is your own journey – you MUST NOT allow others to impact your course.

STRATEGY: Judgement (20). Choose to be authentic in your thoughts, words, and deeds – respond with sincerity. DO NOT allow the behavior of others to deter you.

There are few things more important than authenticity, and it is becoming increasingly rare. The time to choose to be your own fully-actualized self is right now but you must choose it for yourself – no one chooses it for you. What’s worse, you may find people are only supportive when your truth does not impact them – that is unfortunate but it is also not your problem.

Be real. Be raw. Be powerful. You got this!

09/14/20: Getting it done your own way.

((The Lightseer’s Tarot by Chris Anne AND Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid))

HELLO, ALL!

I hope this finds everyone happy, healthy, and thriving as we head into the last quarter of 2020.

Without a doubt, we have all found 2020 to be a challenging year in any number of ways, and it is my most fervent hope we will have learned some important things for moving forward. As one quite brilliant friend explained to me, 2020 is the year of perfect vision – we cannot help but see. What will we do with it? That remains to be seen – fingers crossed for positive, appropriate and authentic outcomes.

And now, to the cards!

THEME: DEEP KNOWING. When you know, you know. Stop fighting it – it doesn’t matter why/how you know – believe it. Trust yourself, and what you know to be true;  be authentic, act accordingly.

INFLUENCE: Eight of Swords. Stop torturing yourself! It’s not as bad as you think it is – get off your knees and roll up your sleeves!

INFLUENCE: Five of Pentacles. The struggle is real but it is not hopeless, and you are not helpless. It’s okay to rest a bit but wallowing is not welcome – get after it!

STRATEGY: Seven of Swords. Live to fight another day. Take what is yours and go.

I know what you are thinking, and I can hear you, “Just another Monday in 2020!” That may be true, and I know how tired we all are, but personal conservation of resources (energy, brain power, money) is important right now – not because there isn’t enough but because we will need to use it differently moving forward, and the learning curve may require more than we realize. This is not the time to waste energy on tortuous worry, or arguing with people you can never reach, so get off your knees and roll up your sleeves because there is much work to be done, sooner rather than later.

 

 

JUNE 2020: Water Signs

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((The Lightseer’s Tarot by Chris Anne AND Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid))

HELLO, WATER BABIES! 

I have not enjoyed Episodes 1 – 5 of  2020; I better see seriously improved writing in the back half of the season!!! 

Unfortunately. Episode 6  opened with on-going reports of civil commotion across the country (in the US), and China squaring off with India in earnest over Himalayan borderland. Seriously, worst reality show ever.

Loving all the people has never been more important. True when Jesus said it. True when MLK said it.  True when John Lennon said it. True now. Earth may resist, and Fire may want to fight, but The Great Flood was WATER – in fact, we can change The World! 

CANCER: GO THE DISTANCE/Three of Wands: Without question, moving forward with love, and spreading it as far and wide as possible, will take endurance on every level. True, positive progress can be made but not without great effort. 

SCORPIO: TO THE SEA/Three of Swords: Time for a sea-change; your disappointment is not an issue for anyone but you – take the lesson, move with the work at hand – do not fight the current.

PISCES: REGENERATION/The Hermit: You will have a second chance – a reset, if you will – but only if you do the personal work required. The World needs your Divine Light and Blessed Water – please be ready.     

JUNE 2020: Air Signs

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((The Lightseer’s Tarot by Chris Anne AND Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid))

HELLO, AIR BABIES! 

I don’t know about you but I plan to give 2020 a scathing Yelp review!

Remember when we thought things would be looking up by June? 

As of this morning’s news report, we kick off June with on-going civil commotion across the country (in the US), and China squaring off with India in earnest over Himalayan borderland. 

FINDING THE TIMES INTERESTING ENOUGH SO FAR?!?!?!?

There have been too many small minds at work, and we are feeling the inevitable results. Cleaning this up will take well-thought plans – SEND IN THE AIR SIGNS!!!!

GEMINI: NOT FOR YOU/The Wheel: When we are disappointed, frustrated, or feel we are  failing, it is difficult to remember “God’s greatest gift is unanswered prayers.” The truth of the matter is our plans do not always work out as we think they should – and if you pay close attention, you will see that is a good thing – and making changes is not failure. Change is afoot for sure, and we will all be better for it when all is said and done. (P.S. Happy Birthday, Gemini!)

LIBRA: UNFINISHED SYMPHONY/Justice: Closure is a myth; grief takes its own sweet time and there is absolutely nothing to be done about it. Be honest with yourself about what you do, how you feel, and your true path to the other side of it. Some wallowing may be called for but remember, your visit should be brief – you cannot live there.

AQUARIUS: HIGHER POWER/Queen of Swords: Be strong. Get tough. Deliver it straight. This is not a time for pussy-footing around. Your desire to avoid responsibility serves no one at this time – and that includes YOU!

 

JUNE 2020: Earth Signs

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((The Lightseer’s Tarot by Chris Anne AND Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid))

HELLO, EARTH BABIES! 

I don’t know about you but I am finding 2020’s attitude very poor, and I want to speak to the manager!

Remember when we thought things would be looking up by June? 

Well, as it happens, we are kicking off  June with on-going reports of civil commotion across the country (in the US), and China squaring off with India in earnest over Himalayan borderland. 

FUCKING SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?

The World needs cleaning up – if ever there was a job for Earth Signs, this must be it! It’s time to plan the work and work the plan as only Earth can!

TAURUS: SERENDIPITY/Page of Swords: You are coming into Magical Alignment; I know you can feel it as it is creating an extra restlessness – channel it all into action! (NOTE: Speed is not necessarily indicated – a mindful pace will get you there.)

VIRGO: ROUND & ROUND/Temperance: It’s time to conquer old patterns with new perspectives; throw away what is broken, fix what does not work, and create serviceable balance wherever you can. Get organized, and get it done.

CAPRICORN: CHOP WOOD/King of Cups: Nurturing has never been more important; John Lennon said it best, “Love is the answer.” and was 100% correct. Be humble enough to realize everyone serves the greater good from time to time, and it is an honor. Right now – TODAY – the whole world needs your acts of kindness. Please don’t spare the horses.