12/07-09/18 WEEKEND: Appreciation

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((Sun and Moon Tarot, Vanessa Decort))

Longing. Doubt. Plenty.

The weekend has arrived!

Mercury Retrograde has been unraveling this week, and kicking plenty of ass on the way out the door.

Speaking for myself, I may build a fallout shelter before the next one.

It’s really not so bad.

Much of the time, things are better than we think. This is one of those times.

This week of gratitude and mindfulness walks right into a weekend of seeing both the forest and the trees; it’s all good.

Enjoy the weekend.

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12/06/18: HOT PURSUIT!!!

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((Sun and Moon Tarot, Vanessa Decort))

We move towards the weekend with a head full of ideas, motivated to follow them just about anywhere. 

PAY ATTENTION AND WATCH YOUR STEP!

Ever see “An Affair to Remember?” (No? Look it up – google is your friend.) Two lives in torment because a grown woman walked into traffic, “I was looking up!” RIDICULOUS! Cary Grant or no Cary Grant – RIDICULOUS! 

THIS IS NO TIME TO LOSE OUR HEADS!

Pay attention, think it through, be mindful regarding actions-reactions/cause-effect, and be very, very brave. 

KNOCK EM DEAD!

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12/05/18: Too much of a good thing?

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WELCOME TO OUR MIDWEEK!

As the holidays loom large before us, it is time to check in and ask ourselves: 

  • When is less more?
  • Can you really have “too much” of a good thing?

Well, we already know we can have too much of a good thing if only because the appearance of The Devil card often reminds us. (I can already here you, “But Selene, that’s the Four of Cups, not The Devil, and anyway, what’s wrong with luxury?”)

First, for the record, there is nothing whatsoever wrong with luxury WHEN YOU CAN AFFORD IT.

Next, The Devil jumps up to tell you when things have gotten (or are getting) out of hand; plenty of other cards are happy to warn us in advance, like Four of Cups. 

Finally, for the purposes of this particular reading, Four of Cups wants to remind us to keep an eye on the holiday pitfalls of excess – too many parties, too many drink, too many desserts, too much money spent on presents, too, too, too, too!

So, a word to the wise this week – make a list, check it twice (include input from your budget and bank balance), and let mindfulness be your guide (as we discussed on Monday with The Star).

Love to All!

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12/04/18: A time for gratitude.

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Our week’s magical mindfulness must include gratitude for the abundance already in our lives. If you have wandered away from personal gratitude, take a moment for inventory:

  • live indoors
  • food in the fridge
  • hot/cold running water
  • sun shines

Does the list seem too basic? Too bad – BE GRATEFUL! The world (including your own home town!) is full of people who cannot claim these blessings.

This week, as you count your blessings, be sure to share where you are able; pay it forward to waitresses, cab drivers, tarot card readers, baristas, manicurists, etc. Every time you enjoy your day by including self-care services, express your gratitude.

REMINDER: Mindfulness is still the order of the week.

NOTE: If you cannot afford to include an appropriate tip (generally considered 15-20% depending on the service), you cannot afford the service; it is unkind, and more than a little bit selfish, to expect people to provide services without adequate compensation and appreciation – whether or not you agree with the tip-based business model is immaterial – and this is the season of giving.

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12/03/18: MINDFULNESS ALERT!!

When you The Star, make a wish!

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WELCOME TO DECEMBER! A magical time of year full of hope, holidays, possibilities – a perfect time for wishes to come true!

This week is full of magical possibilities, and with The Star infusing its energy into our days, we have every reason to believe in miracles. We also have every reason to be very careful.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR SURELY YOU WILL HAVE IT!

As you may recall, The Star is the card of Aquarius, the Great Thinker of the Zodiac; there is great power in thought. The downside of this magical energy of creation is the danger of carelessness; we must be extra mindful in the world we create around us this week – careless thoughts and words will be particularly potent in the creation of unintended consequences.

REMINDER: Be kind to each other – which we should always be doing anyway – because this week will be rough for everyone. The astro-weather is tense (check out Ruby’s Readings on WordPress) and the magic is strong.

Be happy, safe and well – today and every day!

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11/26/18 WEEK: Taroist is on holiday!

If you are looking for me this week, I am away from my screen at the demand of Mercury’s retrograde.

Issues will be handled and I will return to the regular publishing schedule next week.

Thank you for your patience.

With Love and Light, 

Selene

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2018 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND: RESIST!

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((Sun and Moon Tarot, Vanessa Decort))

Balance. Resolve. Evaluation. Passion.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Let’s have a quick run-down of this week(end)’s contributing factors:

  • Venus retrograde unwinding.
  • Mercury retrograde powering up.
  • Holiday traveling.
  • Holiday shopping.
  • Family gathering.
  • Full Moon in Gemini.
  • More holiday shopping.
  • More family gathering.
  • More holiday travel.

I’m not afraid of calling a spade a spade: THIS IS GONNA HURT!!!!

So it comes as no real surprise to learn the cards urge caution; we must resist all the usual baits and pitfalls – we must be smooth rocks in the river of chaos. You may not be able to turn every negative into a positive but you can certainly decide how you want to handle them:

  • Your mother doesn’t like your new hair cut. TOO BAD. (You like it, that’s what counts.)
  • You burned the rolls. BIG DEAL. (Throw them away and don’t tell anyone.)
  • Worried about conflicting views at the table. NO PROBLEM.(Do everyone a favor and post a sign on your front door: NO POLITICS BEYOND THIS POINT.)
  • New girlfriend/boyfriend/fiance being introduced. FABULOUS!

Finally, when all is said and done, it is THANKSGIVING! So be grateful, give thanks, and share it with everyone around you. This is the only Thanksgiving Weekend of 2018, ENJOY IT!

Because I cannot resist it, I give you my favorite episode of holiday television:

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11/21/18: Ever after…happily?

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Our midweek brings us celebratory energy with Four of Wands (often referred to as The Marriage Canopy) as we enjoy the end of a cycle, and station for the next one.

WHAT IS HAPPILY EVER AFTER??

Have you ever notice the astounding number of stories (movies, books, songs, etc) that actually end when the couple gets together? Have you ever seen Sleepless in Seattle? The movie ends when they meet! That hardly seems an end, or the beginning of “ever after.” This week, let’s keep in mind that every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end – the Four of Wands end our current program (successfully!) and sets us up for the next episode.

ENJOY THE MOMENT!

With the holiday upon us, it is important to remember the joys – large or small – of the moment. Joy is fleeting, as is the fire energy of the wands, so do not allow it to pass you buy. There will be plenty of time for the next thing next time – tomorrow, perhaps. 😉

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11/20/18: EUREKA!!!!

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KEEP A POSITIVE THOUGHT!

Tuesday brings us fresh ideas and new insights; in keeping with our over-arching King of Swords energy this week, this Ace sheds new light on old faces – do NOT shy away from it!

HANG TIGHT!

Also this week, Venus retrograde (VRx) unravels as Mars retrograde (MRx) winds up. If you feel you have just moved from the frying pan into the fire, you are not imagining it. Not to worry – it’s still not more than you can handle if you keep a clear head and move in mindfulness (King of Swords specialty!). Be patient with everyone, starting with yourself, and do not put too much pressure on any one person or thing to help you find what you seek – as the song says, the road is long with many a winding turn. 

AND A FULL MOON AS WELL! 

Normally, I would advise you to think about your gratitude for this week’s Full Moon – and I am advising you to be VERY grateful for all of your blessings and to offer sincere thanks – but this particular Full Moon will also be a good time to release anything you are ready to let go. Make a list (people, places, relationships, situations, jobs, clutter, WHATEVER) of anything you wish to release, thank everything/everyone on the list for their service/lessons/revelations/etc., bid them farewell, burn the list, scatter the ashes. Time to move on.

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