09/22-24/17 WEEKEND: Faith, Trust, Pixie Dust!

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell. Knight of Swords, Empress, Hierophant.))

Innovation. Abundance. Faith.


Are your sleeves rolled up? Are you ready to get things done? Make things happen?


This fabulous Virgo energy is all about getting things done (as we have been discussing this week) and the cards above are your clarion call: you have what it takes to make real waves – do not let this energy pass you by!

Have faith; if you can think it, you can do it!

And as always, be sure to enjoy the weekend!


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09/21/17: Take a bow!

“Congratulations and Bon Voyage!” Barbara Moore

World Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))


Take a bow, pack a bag, and move on to the next thing! This week is entirely about new beginnings, new projects, moving forward in new ways.

The Summer has concluded; Autumn has arrived – are you ready?

Doesn’t matter anyway, ‘cuz that’s the way it is! 



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09/20/17: Pass the tissues, please.

“There are times when there is nothing to be done except have a good long cry.” Barbara Moore


((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Our New Moon is in Virgo, and you may find this is an uncomfortable time (for more on that, check out Ruby’s Readings read here) as you realize the depth of the personal work to be done. With Virgo’s let’s-do-this-energy, this New Moon is all about taking care of yourself and your home, making changes, cleaning out closets, letting go of things (and people?) that clutter your life. Until you get started, it can be daunting.

It can feel like loss. It can feel like grief. It can suck.  

Do not allow this to stop you from taking advantage of this fabulous manifestation energy. It is okay to be sad, to recognize your grief, but you should not wallow in it; acknowledge your feelings, and release them – you are not defined by your grief.

Release yourself – you can move on without it!

Dry your tears, drink some tea, get a good night’s sleep, and start fresh tomorrow.

It’s time to roll up your sleeves!


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09/19/17: Sigh……….

“The long, dark teatime of the soul isn’t nearly as romantic as on imagines.” Barbara Moore 


((Nine of Swords. The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell.)) 

Worried? Losing sleep? Too much on your mind?


REMINDER: The Nine of Swords arrives to remind you it is completely unnecessary to worry yourself with made-up-coulda-shoulda-woulda-whatif. You are creating these worries for yourself, and they are NOT serving you. Knock it off immediately; you have important work to do and you  need that energy – stop squandering it!!!. 


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09/18/17: Don’t be stingy!

“Is a penny saved always a penny earned, or is it sometimes a penny wasted?” Barbara Moore 

4P steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Welcome to Monday!!!

Let’s start the week off right; take a good look at your resources – are you investing in yourself?

Or are you so busy saving for that “rainy day” you have failed to notice you are already wet?

The New Moon in Virgo occurs this week; setting intentions for what you want to manifest in your life is always a step in the right direction but unless you back it up with a practical plan, you may find it difficult to actualize. Virgo energy is all about rolled-up sleeves and practical, physical investment – make sure you have the tools you need for the project at hand. ((NOTE: I am NOT saying you should not save money, or savings is unimportant, or rainy days are not worth planning. I AM saying you must be willing to invest in yourself as generously as you can because – now get this! – you need it most.))

This is your week – make it what you will!!! 


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09/15-17/19 WEEKEND: Rest up!!

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell)) 

Manifestation. Respite. Solitude.

Well, we have reached the last official weekend of Summer; it’s all apples, maple, pecans and pumpkins after this – I hope you are ready!!!

I’m sure not.

Not because I love Summer (although I do), or I dread Winter (which I do not) but because I canNOT believe how quickly 2017 is drawing towards its close.

Time sure flies when you are moving from crisis to crisis every damn day!

Since it really does not look as if there will be any let-up any time soon, let’s focus on what we can do; this weekend draws us towards the New Moon (09/20/17, 12:11 AM CST, Tuesday night/Wednesday morning), an ideal time to plan, and plant, what we want to manifest in our lives. Why? Because here’s the great thing about the New Moon:

It’s a new chance each and every time!

Take the weekend to survey the results of your previous New Moon intentions, feel free to make any tweaks or changes you feel may be right for you, and prepare for next week. What you do, how you do it, what you hope to gain, are all entirely up to you so feel free to keep your own counsel(in fact, The Hermit encourages it!); no one is entitled to your intentions but you.

And as always, be happy, safe, and well. Enjoy your weekend!

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09/14/17: Strength is where you find it.

“Thank you for your kind aid. Instead of devouring you, I will serve you.” Barbara Moore

Strength Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

What is Strength? The power to dominate? The willingness to help? The courage to fight? The ability to heal? All of it? None of it? A combination?

Whatever you feel defines Strength, chances are you have grown to equate it with endurance – a not unimportant aspect of Strength – and the ability to withstand rather than change an uncomfortable situation. And as we all know, Strength is often hidden. 

Keep your eyes open; look for Strength in unexpected ways, unexpected places, and unexpected people. Allow what you find to buoy and humble you, and know you are not alone.

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09/13/17: But does he look you in the eye?

“I could not have made a better choice.” Barbara Moore


((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Something I have learned about The Lovers; I have never seen them face each other eye to eye.


Because Love does not come with any guarantees, and neither do The Lovers. If you follow your heart, you can get hurt. If you follow your mind, you can miss out on something important. But if you follow the energy, tune in to the vibrations, you will likely make the right choice in the moment. 

For a beautiful glimpse of unfortunate love results, courtesy of YouTube, Jane Russell, and Marilyn Monroe bring you the following, from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes:

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09/12/17: Time for me to fly!

“Knowing where you are is important. Knowing where you are supposed to be is imperative.” Barbara Moore


((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Like it or not, change is inevitable.

The important question – the only real question – remains:

What will you do about it?

Will you dig in? Will you run away? Will you make new plans?

Will you stick around to see what happens next?

And as always, not choosing is a choice!



((Ahunnaya quote found on Word Porn.))

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