07/25/18: ENJOY THIS MOMENT!

“Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky.” Dust in the Wind

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

We are heading into the weekend with a timely reminder to enjoy the moment. If you have happiness, joy, delight, love, or satisfaction in your life (and you certainly do – look around until you recognize it!), enjoy it right now.

These moments are fleeting; nothing lasts forever – not our troubles and not our triumphs – so appreciate everything you have in your heart RIGHT THIS MOMENT and enjoy.

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07/24/18: HEAR ME ROAR!

“It followed me home. Can I keep it?”

Anyone, Anywhere

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Given the way things have been going, I cannot help but feel Strength is a little late to the party. Better late than never, I suppose. But seriously, is this trip necessary? Really???? Evidently, yes. 

Although we cannot see it, it seems likely to me our young-but-worldly-wise heroine is armed – likely with a blade of some kind (Steampunk, remember) – and therefore not at all helpless in her situation. Why is that important? Because all the strength depicted in this card is CHOSEN. She chooses to be brave, he chooses to be vulnerable (to her). She chooses to help, he chooses to accept her help. They both chooses mercy and gratitude.

TAKEAWAY: Brute strength will not be the answer as we endure a powerful combination of astro-weather (retrogrades), terra-weather (heat waves, flash floods), and  personal storms (life changes, hot flashes, politics). The velvet glove will be so much more useful to us than the iron fist….although we keep it close by for ready access if situations call for it. 

REMINDER: These are all marathons rather than sprints; patience and bravery are required, making Strength very much welcome. And as always, best of luck to us all. (Because a little luck – like faith trust and pixie dust – never hurts!)

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07/23/18: An earth-shattering KA-BOOM!

“Sometimes things have to crash and burn to make room for something new and better.”

Deborah Blake

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Well, I think it is fair to say Leo Season has entered with a roar.

If you are feeling unsteady, do not panic – the ground may be shifting but you are not stuck in quicksand – grab the well-packed bag you assembled earlier in the month, pick your spot, and JUMP!

NOTE: You do not have to jump if you do not want to; falling and being thrown are also options but I don’t endorse them – wouldn’t you like some say about where you will land? I know I would.

The Tower indicates an absolute end – nothing to discuss, just done with what is. That said, please remember there is nothing preventing you from scavenging the rubble for salvage and/or rebuilding (although it is not necessarily advisable) but you absolutely must wait for the smoke to clear before you make such an assessment. And as always with The Tower, be prepared do discover there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING left to salvage, and there is no choice but to move away completely from the scene.

As with Three of Swords and Ten of Swords (both appeared last week – check the archives if you missed them), our discomfort is actually good for us; growth is always painful and The Tower is no exception. Bravery is required but you’ve got this – even if it doesn’t quite feel like it just yet – believe it!

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07/20-22/18 WEEKEND: DON’T PANIC!

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((The Spellcaster’s Tarot, Marquis and Murphy.))

Rounding out our challenging week, we find ourselves making serious decisions about life changes. After a brief pause to recover from Thursday’s Ten of Swords, we are ready to move on under our steam, on our own terms.

I know your heart is heavy at  the very idea – mine is as well – but you know it is the right thing to do. The time has come to say good-bye to old people, places, and things no longer serving our greatest good. Not easy but definitely necessary – time to move on, time to get going.

Good luck, safe travels, love and light!

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07/19/18: Watch your back!

“Could be worse…could be raining.” Young Frankenstein

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Okay, so it didn’t work out as planned – not the actual end of the world.

Be still a bit, catch your breath and gather your strength; spend a day or two licking your wounds with self-care (and ice cream? yes, please!). Do not dwell on this disappointment.

After a few days, as you grow to feel better and consider your new plans for moving forward, review your previous plan; what can you keep, scrap or change?

And as always, please know this is not just an end but an opportunity for a new beginning – do what you can to make the most of it.

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07/18/18: ROAD TRIP!!!!

“It doesn’t matter which direction you pick, as long as you pick one and get moving.”

Deborah Blake

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Remember last week?

We talked about: a) preparing to go, b) being ready when the time to depart arrived, and c) going forward slowly in preparation for more rapid, committed movement.

We did not talk about the timing….it’s now. RIGHT F@#$ING NOW!

The Chariot is all about the movement – it’s time to go!

You can prepare forever but until you get moving, it has not real meaning.

You are as ready as you will eve be, so GO!

GOOD LUCK AND SAFE TRAVELS!!!

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07/17/18: Better off knowing.

“Knowledge may be power but ignorance is bliss.” Unknown

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell)

Our old friend has arrived once again; not all necessary information is welcome.

Too bad for us – here it is!

Keep your eyes and ears open; confirmation of what you already feel is en route – allow your self to be relieved rather than heartbroken, since you already knew  what you knew.

What does not kill you makes you stronger, sadder but wiser, and ready for the next thing.

Dry your eyes, pretty girl – you’re doing just fine.

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07/16/18: Powering up!

In an effort to make yourself safe and secure, you are actually cutting off the flow of energy, resources and people into your life,”

Barbara Moore

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Our week opens with an important caution: 

Know the difference between saving and hoarding.

We can all agree upon the importance of fiscal responsibility (and we have the weekend’s reminder of practicality in the Page of Pentacles) but we cannot confuse building a nest egg with stifling our own flow.

Always remember, balance is the key in all things – including maintaining resources.

Have a great week!

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07/13-15/18 WEEKEND: Home is wherever your heart lies.

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Nurture. Nostalgia. Practicality.

Let this weekend be about personal grace; appreciate the people in your life, honor your past, help where you can.

What will this look like in practice? 

For me, it will be moving my family into a new home – our first home – settling in and putting down roots.

What will it look like for you?

Whatever you decided to do, keep an attitude of gratitude in your heart; everything you do touches others in your life, be grateful for their presence as well as gracious in your dealings with them. REMINDER: We do not love people because they are perfect. (And that includes ourselves. 😉 )

Enjoy the weekend! 

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