02/11/19: Beware Death (By Committee)!

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba))

HAPPY MONDAY!

This week promises to be full of conflict; everyone may mean well and have “the right answer” but as always, you must remember the buck stops with you as you are still on your Six of Swords voyage. 

THE TAKEAWAY: REFUSE TO ENGAGE

Since you are not required to attend every argument to which you are invited, take a pass on them this week. It could not matter less if the other person believes they have “won” by some sort of default – that’s fragile ego talking – you need not take part. This week belongs to you, it will never come again, and how you use it is yours to decide.

Make peace your personal priority as you move forward this week, and you will not regret it. Be happy, safe, warm and well.

BONUS: This is the week of St. Valentine (Valentinus for legend purists – celebrated on February 14th in the US) so I have decided to share some of my favorite “Love” songs. Enjoy!

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02/08-10/19 WEEKEND: PAY OFF!

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba))

The weekend is finally here, likely not a moment too soon. 

The pay-off for a week of  self-discipline and concentration is the well-earned enjoyment of creature comforts.

Alternatively, perhaps you did not have it in you this week to work on anything other than the usual mundane grind (work, school, laundry, etc) – that’s okay, try again another time. The energy  of this week is slow moving, and will likely linger. For now, take this weekend to step-up your self-care to include a few indulgences (extra long shower? slice of chocolate cake? a trip to the conservatory?) you might otherwise skip.  

However you enjoy the weekend, take steps to be happy, safe, warm and well.

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02/07/19: Keeping your own counsel.

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba))

As promised, The Hermit has arrived.

If you have been following the week’s theme of Six of Swords, this arrival is no surprise; choosing your own path, your own way, will lead you to stick to your own counsel. You know what you need to do, no substitutions, no exchanges.

When there is nothing to it but to do it, it is easy to get distracted if only by your own thoughts. The great strength of The Hermit is comfort with time alone. This is ideal for meditation, making plans as well as decisions, and processing one’s own thoughts in peace and quiet.

This time is invaluable – do what you can to make the most of it.

MY OWN SACRED SPACE

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02/06/19: Do NOT get distracted!

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba))

As always, just when we really should be focusing on our intentions, making our plans, and get things done, this handsome Devil shows up to distract us.

DO NOT FALL FOR IT THIS TIME!!!

While the release provided by distractions can often be welcome, this is not that time. This is the time to resist. This is the time to say, “No, thank you. Rain check, please.” and save your distractions for another time.

Best of luck!

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02/05/20: Decision time!

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba))

Going your own way includes making your own choices.

As we continue on our way, we begin seriously weighing our options. and making our own choices. This is not a time to consider what’s “best for everyone” in your decision making. This is the time to make your decision based on your own needs.

If you have been raised to think putting yourself first is selfish, I will again remind you GUILT IS FOR SUCKERS.

REMINDER: This is also not a time to be whimsical – make your choices earnestly. The current energy released with the Dark Moon has an amount of underlying be-careful-what-you-wish-for so this not a time to follow caprices.

Whatever you decide, please keep in mind your choices impact your path (and vice versa); know where you want to go, and choose accordingly.

As always, best of luck!

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02/04/20: Time to move on.

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((Everyday Witches Tarot, Blake and Alba))

WELCOME TO FEBRUARY!

I hope Imbolc found you warm and well, making plans for Spring.

Our week opens with Six of Swords; our theme this week will be all about going your own way up your own path. As we have often discussed, this is not meant to be a group activity, and you must not be swayed from your path by others – anyone who cannot stick to your map (the reason does not matter) must follow their own without you.

REMINDER: GUILT IS FOR SUCKERS!

Anyone – and I do mean ANYone – endeavoring to influence, control, or otherwise manipulate you, must be sent on their own way. You cannot squander your resources on vigilance guarding against and fending off theirs various forms of attack – it is NOT in your best interests.

SNEAK PEAK: The Hermit shows up later this week, reinforcing our solitary travels.

 Whatever you decide to do this week, best of luck to your safe and swift travels.

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2019 FEB DARK MOON: TCB!

Hecate’s protective darkness falls February 4th, 2:53 PM CST.

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((Spellcaster’s Tarot, Marquis and Murphy. Read left to right, top to bottom: Hierophant. Judgement, Ten of Wands, Temperance, Five of Wands, Emperor.))

Time to get down to business!

If you wisely used your Imbolc energy to decide what you want to manifest in the Spring (Ostara will be here before we know it – no matter how cold it is right now), this is the Dark Moon meant for seriously planting those seeds. Make a list, check it twice, and get to work. Let us look at the cards:

  • Hierophant: The sacred is everywhere – seek it out and you will find it.
  • Judgement: Round and round we go – pay attention for your opportunity to jump off.
  • 10 of Wands: Too much success to quickly – get organized ASAP!
  • Temperance: Balance will always be the key – seek it in your daily life for best results.
  • Five of Wands: Beware Death by Committee – know where the buck stops!
  • Emperor: Lead, guide, provide – you are in charge here, BE IN CHARGE.

THE GOOD NEWS: You are poised for success.

THE BAD NEWS: There really isn’t any as long as you get to work.

THE TAKEAWAY: You already have everything you need to move forward as you choose – but choosing is necessary! This is not passive energy, you must make actual decisions and pursue them.

Whatever you decide to do (or not do), best of luck with your efforts.

NEW MOON PRAYER

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2019 WEEK 5: In your own time.

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba. Read left to right, top to bottom: Page of Cups, Five of Pentacles, Ten of Wands, The Moon, Three of Pentacles, Knight of Wands.))

“If your name is not on the lease, this is not the time to pick a fight.” Unknown

GREETINGS FROM THE AMERICAN MIDWEST!

Where it is currently colder than some parts of Alaska.

If you can believe such a thing!

I told you that to tell you this; for many people, the only message here is to do your best to keep safe, warm, and well. The cold is exhausting so self-care (make soup, take showers, snuggle pets, drink tea) must be a priority if you are to be good for anything else. Everything else will keep for another time.

But enough about the ridiculous weather; let’s look at the cards: 

Page of Cups to Knight of Wands: Inspiration can lead to adventure this week but the going will not be easy. Here is the good news: you are not on your own, assistance is available if you want (or need) it – but you must be willing to ask for it! Pride is very expensive and it does not keep you warm at night; do not allow your pride to get in the way of your practical good sense.

REMINDER: Friday is February 1st – Imbolc! If you are ready to court warmth, it is a good time for spice cake, chai, candle light, and making lists of all the things you wants to make manifest in the Spring. Intention is what counts; the ritual may be as simple as cutting into the cake and making a wish – it is up to you! Think warm, happy, positive thoughts, and enjoy!

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2019 WEEK 4: OFF WE GO!

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba. Read left to right, top to bottom: Four of Wands, Ace of Cups, Eight of Swords, The Sun, The Star, Knight of Cups.))  

SEE THE STAR, MAKE A WISH!

WELCOME TO AQUARIUS SEASON!

Last week’s good-ideas-on-hold are this week’s “Ride ’em, cowboy!”

TAKEAWAY: Follow your passions, put your heart into it, take risks. Be fearless, not feckless. 

With the appearance of both The Sun and The Star, our wishes canNOT wait to come true. If the Eight of Swords startles you, keep this in mind; you are in control of your thoughts, NOT the other way around. 

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