02/22/18: Courage is required.

“This is a gift; it comes at a price.” Barbara Moore


((Queen of Cups; The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Love is a many things, not all of them splendored; in fact, much of what love requires is downright terrifying – which is exactly why faint heart never won fair maiden, mother or crone.

Are you feeling courageous?

The passionate energy currently swirling around us can prove difficult to navigate; love looks like lust, lust masquerades as love, and everyone seems to be too awash in some bootleg elixir.

Don’t be fooled!

Take a serious and thorough inventory; love and lust each have great value to us as humans – recognize which one you have, and operate accordingly.





02/21/18: Pick a card, any card!

“In this moment, all possible futures exist.” Barbara Moore

7C Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

The time has come; take your pick and be on your way!

Afraid you’ll botch it up? You might but chances are pretty good no one will actually die, and you may have one hell of a time getting there. REMEMBER: Nothing ventured, nothing ventured.

NOTE: As always, not choosing is also a choice; you are still responsible for the path you travel. Make it worth your while!


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02/20/18: Saying “YES!” to the dress?

“…a wedding may be in the future…” Barbara Moore

4W Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Four of Wands (the wedding canopy?) on the heels of yesterday’s Hierophant…can wedding bells be far behind?


Maybe not….

February has been a very romantic month for a great many people (couples breaking up, making up, breaking down, starting fresh). As we finish our Valentines heading into March Madness, many will feel their energy accelerating towards The Great Unknown.


If you are in love, relish every moment!

If you think you are in love, give it every chance to flourish.

If you are afraid of love, do your best to be brave – you don’t want to miss out!

Be happy, safe, and well…but also brave and crazy!


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02/19/18: Truth in advertising!

“Your every thought, work and action expresses the truth of your soul.”

Barbara Moore

Hierophant Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Happy Monday!

Start your week off on the right foot: DO IT TRUE!

Whatever your plans this week, be honest with yourself, and everyone else. If you say it, you must do it because as we all know, the only truth is action.

Not everyone will appreciate your honesty; do it anyway – it is too important.

As always, do the best you can with what you have; be honest, be brave, be you.


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02/16-18/18 WEEKEND: Perhaps always…


 ((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Recognition. Relationships. Inhibition.

The weekend is upon us, and for some, the spirit of Valentine continues; love has very definitely been heavily in the air this month. As we head into the last two weeks of February, many cannot help but feel a certain everything-old-is-new-again energy manifesting in rekindled and rejuvenated love affairs.

“How long have I loved you? Perhaps always…”

This weekend, you may finds yourself realizing uncomfortable truths about your love; is he terminally married? is she a serial cheat? is he unwilling to commit? is she already too clingy? What about you – are you authentic in your love? are you building intimacy or distraction? Flaws real or imagined, now is the time to ask yourself:

“What do I want in my love?”

“What are my deal breakers?”

Make a list and check it twice! You must know what you want, what you can handle, where you can compromise, and where you stand. Love is not for the weak or meek; it destroys as much as it builds, and you must be ready to take it on or leave it be – there is no halfway point.

“Men! You can’t live without them, you can’t hit them with an axe.”

Ms. Phryne Fisher

If you are currently feeling a bit inhibited in your love, do not fret; there is no harm in keeping your own counsel and not revealing your secrets just because. However, if you are withholding out of fear or some sort of manipulative tactic, the time has come to change your ways or move on; no one wants the ‘friend zone.’ 

And as always, there is the time-honored weekend option favored by so many…


02/15/18: All roses have thorns.

“My heart is a stern mistress.” Barbara Moore

KnC Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

 Chivalry and romance are not dead but they can certainly be hard to come by…and is that really what you want? A courtly illusion of love? A sham of intimacy?

Probably not.

Flowers, chocolates, jewelry, and all the trappings representing romance are lovely to be sure but they are not the same as the affection, emotion and intimacy they are meant to represent – they are often just pretty distractions. Is that what you really want?

Probably not.

When Knight of Cups arrives on the scene, know you are looking at a charismatic delight promising to be a great deal of head-turning fun but unlikely to develop into anything real or lasting. It is not the Knight’s fault – this is her (or his) nature.

Enjoy this time for what it is – a romantic interlude – but do not get lost in late night promises that just don’t mean a thing.


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02/14/18: Build it, and they will come!

“The right sort of structure can let fire shine even brighter.”

Barbara Moore

4W Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))


If there will ever be a day to express your love, and begin building the future you long to create, this is that day. 

Do you know what you want?  Who you love? The life you desire?

If the answer is “YES!!! I CAN’T WAIT!!!” this is your day!

Plot your course and sail right into your sunset!!

Some courage is required; only serious applicants need apply.

((NOTE: No, I don’t think it’s “just that easy” but I do think the fabulous Dark Moon/Solar Eclipse/Venus-Pisces energy at our disposal this week can be just exactly the spark you need to light your fire. So if you want it, go out and get it!))


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((Mary Engelbreit can be found online and on Facebook – check it out!!))

02/13/18: Employ your resources!

“Through creating plans and systems, he ensures the effective distribution of resources.”

Barbara Moore 

emperor steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

If Monday’s message was a warning of imminent departure, today’s message advises us to gather our resources as we will surely need them to move forward. 

The Emperor provides a practical, law-and-order-levers-and-pulleys approach to management; the ducks are in a row and would not dream of putting a webbed foot out of line. 

The time has come to apply your most serious and practical efforts to the tasks near to hand; roll up your sleeves, there is much work to be done – your success is your own hands!


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02/12/18: GET READY!!

“Because adventure always awaits, and so I am always prepared.”

Barbara Moore

PgP Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Monday morning opens with a call: GET READY!

The time of departure approaches; whatever you are planning, the time to actually move forward is looming large on the horizon – get on your big girl boots!!

NOTE: Every plan is perfect until the first shot is fired. Please keep your moves fluid to adjust as needed.

Heads up, shoulders back, eyes wide open, and bags packed! 


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