07/12/17: Set your course!

“The situation you find yourself in is not going to change, so it’s time for you to move on.” Barbara Moore

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Have a seat and put your feet up – but don’t get too comfortable!

I am prepared to call this The Summer of Departure; this is the fifth appearance of the Six of Swords since the beginning of June, and the Summer Season isn’t over yet.

Don’t unpack your bag!!

By this time, you must realize that which resists persists; if you have managed to avoid a voyage of self-discovery, you really should consider grabbing your baggage and moving it along – the energy is currently amped-up for exactly this kind a self-improvement. I know it is intimidating to walk away from anything tried and true (no matter the actual cost/benefit reality), and growth can certainly hurt, but you will never be more ready than you are right now. Find your courage.

GERONIMO!!!

 

07/11/17: Trust me! It’s all there!

“As we know from physics, even matter is mostly empty space.” Barbara Moore

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

WARNING: SOME PATIENCE WILL DEFINITELY BE REQUIRED!!

Yesterday’s Wheel moved at its own pace, and so does this Six of Pentacles; do not be fooled, movement and progress are in fact taking place. 

And I hear you asking the obvious questions, “BUT HOW LONG MUST I WAIT?!?!?!?!” This is a  fair enough question with no particular answer beyond the sage advice of Mrs. Butterworth, “You can’t rush richness!”

THE GOOD NEWS: Things are definitely moving in the right direction.

THE BAD NEWS: It is not moving quickly; you must maintain patience, and common sense, while you continue to apply your own brand of elbow grease.

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07/10/17: The Lady or The Tiger?

“…Ah, that is the question. It is always the question.” Barbara Moore

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“Round and round and round it goes, never stops, never slows. What will happen? No one knows! Round and round and round it goes…” Julianne CeCe 

The Wheel of Fortune turns at its own pace without regard for our desires or efforts. Get ready for a change of pace! If you are currently comfortable, get ready to squirm in your seat; if you are having a difficult time, some relief is likely on the way. 

REMINDER: You are responsible for your own actions!

We are, as ever, responsible for how we handle the circumstances surrounding us. We are not victims, we are volunteers in this life, and  how we handle unfolding events speaks directly to our character. Do what you can to be your best self, particularly when you find it difficult; we learn more from our challenges than our victories.   

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07/07-09/17 WEEKEND: ALL SYSTEMS, GO!

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Departure. Responsibility. Manifestation.

The disjointed week has come to a close and we find ourselves facing a weekend packed with particularly powerful manifestation energy (check out Ruby’s Readings for this weekend’s astro-weather info and impact). Intensity will be a vast understatement when dealing with this energy so be warned; small disagreements can become huge blow-ups for no real reason – and you simply do not have time for that!

The Six of Swords has returned once again (a recurring theme this Summer), reminding us we must follow our own star wherever it may lead, and an obvious extension of  yesterday’s Hermit. While you are always responsible for your own actions and energy, you have never felt it as keenly as you will this weekend; Ten of Wands will not feel so much a burden as a clear responsibility to go forward on your own with strong strides. You have purpose and plans; this is your time to bring them into the light with your effort, determination, hope, trust and pixie dust! 

Bottom line: be careful where you point that thing! This powerful manifestation energy is crackling all around us; be mindful in what you choose to do, think, and say – The Universe is always listening! 

ENJOY THE JOURNEY! 

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07/06/17: Start with yourself!

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Once again, we are reminded to rely on ourselves, trust our own skills, knowledge, and intuition, to get the job(s) done. The timing could not be better; Friday’s  Full Moon calls upon us to search within ourselves for our true heart’s desires to manifest with the powerful Summer Season tidal wave of energy we all feel approaching. 

CAUTION: Do not allow yourself to cultivate distrust. The Hermit’s arrival does not mean we cannot trust or rely on others. It simply signals a time when we are best suited to handle our current agenda on our own.

Additionally, and I really canNOT stress this enough, make self-care your top priority. Generally speaking, you know how important self-care is to your regular life; it will prove critical as the astro-weather heats up significantly now and through eclipse season (check your favorite astrology site(s) for more info – you will need it!). The intensity will prove difficult for many (likely myself included), and your best tips for survival will simply be to step back and nourish yourself (rest, tea, yoga, etc – whatever works for you, DO IT!), and do your very best not to hurt anyone, including yourself.

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07/05/17: Love is the answer, no matter the question.

“A love that even time will lie down and be still for.” Sally Owens, Practical Magic 

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“…and your heart doesn’t leap at the thought, you might want to move on to the next thought.” Barbara Moore

 

TODAY’S TWO PART TAKEAWAY:

  • If you have found who (or what) you have been seeking, be grateful and hold on to it.
  • If not, this is not the time to settle for second best.

((NOTE: Not all sales are final; follow your best instincts – energy cannot lie! – and make decisions accordingly. If you make a mistake, drop back and try again. As always, mileage may vary.))

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07/01/-04/17 HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Freedom is very valuable, and it is not free.

 

WELCOME TO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!!!

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Anxiety. Movement. Reliability. Intuition.

Summer has well and truly arrived as we head into the All-American Fourth of July Weekend.

For many of us, this holiday weekend means travel, picnics, beaches, barbecues, family, friends, fireworks, vacation – all potential sources of personal anxiety and physical movement! – and when you get down to it, all good! – Let’s look at the cards:

  • We easily generate our own anxiety, fretting over cooking, plans, packing, etc., but this is wasted energy better used as effort to accomplish whatever must be done.
  • Physical energy flows freely into our tasks but only if we direct it accordingly in the first place.
  • Reliability is a key component this weekend; if you say you are going to be at the picnic by noon with potato salad, you had very well better do exactly that. Any disappointment you generate this weekend will not be short-lived; mind your boundaries, honor your commitments.
  • Energy is particularly high this weekend; pay attention to how people, places, and things FEEL – energy cannot lie and your intuition can help keep you on the right track, and off the toes of others.

As always, enjoy the weekend, and never forget – IT’S GREAT TO BE ALIVE!

PRACTICAL MAGIC TIP: Need a summer refresher that also casts a happy spell? Consider Strawberry-Basil Limeade (no shortage of recipes on line – pick one you like!) served slushy or over the rocks; this winning combination cashes in on the positive energy boost of strawberries and lime as well as the love herb basil. Toast your loved one and cast intentions of happiness with every sip!  ((NOTE: If you wish to add vodka (or tequila, or whatever) be sure to limit the size of the batch – practical magic tipsy is okay (for people not driving!) but the happy spell actually loses power with drunkenness.))

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06/30/17: “There’s no time to lose!” I heard her say…

“Catch your dreams, before they sleep away!” Mick Jagger, Ruby Tuesday

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“The outpouring of our hearts feeds the spiritual enlightenment of those around us.” Barbara Moore

The week has been trying, and the holiday weekend may have its own challenges, but today, right now, we have an opportunity to seek, find, and embrace a deep emotional connection. 

In short, REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE! Some bravery will be required – fortune favors the bold!

NOTE: As with all Aces, the energy is fleeting; you must act quickly and with conviction if you wish to reap its rewards. 

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06/29/17: Go ask your mother.

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Just as yesterday’s King of Swords cautioned us against speaking out of turn, today’s Queen of Pentacles advises us to mind our manners.

This is not an attempt to make us go-along-to-get-along but rather, a timely reminder of the need for appropriate behavior in the face of inappropriate situations.

Many of us are experiencing an undercurrent of angst, alienation, and antagonism; there seems to be a genuine meanness at work among leadership for no real reason other than “because we can.”

This Queen has a significant problem with that behavior; it is entirely inhospitable.

The Queen of Pentacles serves as a constant reminder: we do not leave the world to our children; we borrow it from our grandchildren – and we are not at liberty to destroy what does not belong to us. We are meant to tread lightly, although we seem to have forgotten how. 

Today, because we are experiencing an energy that can be used in a myriad of ways – to build or destroy (or in some cases, both) – the Queen appears to remind us in no uncertain terms: 

BEHAVE YOURSELF!!!

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