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, 



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((Sun and Moon Tarot, Vanessa Decort))

Balance. Resolve. Evaluation. Passion.


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?


((Sun and Moon Tarot, Vanessa Decort))

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.


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.


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!!!!


((Sun and Moon, Vanessa Decort))


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!


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. 


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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11/19/18: With wit and wisdom.


((Sun and Moon Tarot, Vanessa Decort))


Whatever your plans may be this week, approach them with the wit and wisdom delivered by King of Swords.


This energy is not about aggression or conflict – it doesn’t need to be, King of Swords can afford to be gracious – but consistency in thoughtful approach.

Do your best to enjoy this holiday week; be thoughtful and kind in the dealings with family, and remember to count your own blessings.

And as always, be happy, safe and well.

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11/16-18/18 WEEKEND: Take your pick!


((Sun and Moon Tarot, Vanessa Decort))

Abundance. Opportunity. Decisiveness.

November is a particular time for gratitude.

(Yes, yes. I hear you. “Well, sure. Thanksgiving and all.”)   

It is too easy to take this time for granted; too easy to get too busy, too easy to focus on what you need (rather than what you have), too easy to get distracted.

This weekend, make it your priority to weigh options, and make choices, based on what you already have – do not be distracted by want – and approach your decision-making with a clear head. Realize just how much you already have, and include gratitude in your plans.

PRACTICAL MAGIC TIP: Start each day with a moment of gratitude; first thing in the morning, write down at least one thing for which you are grateful, and smile to yourself. By the end of the week, you will have a list of at least seven things you are grateful to have in your life. AND! you will have started each day with a smile – increasing your attitude of gratitude, creating positive energy flow, and spreading it to others (even if you did not realize it). Well done! 🙂   


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“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.” 

— E. F. Schumacker


((Sun and Moon Tarot, Vanessa Decort))

The Seven of Wands delivers Two for Tuesday:

  • Stand your ground.
  • Simple is not the same as easy.

As we move through this week, answering the clarion call of Judgement, we will start to see who are friends really are.

SPOILER ALERT: Not all of it will be pleasant. 

Not to worry; you have everything you need to stand and deliver. Your detractors already know you are ready for battle, and so you will see them coming out of the woodwork. Do not be surprised if the vandals wear the familiar faces of family, friends, co-workers; this is where your Hermit meets the road – it doesn’t matter what they say, do, or want – this is all your show so do not back down.

SECOND SPOILER ALERT: Some people won’t like it, and may act poorly.

Short answer: Fuck them.

Longer (and possibly more enlightened) answer: Do not worry about it. They’ll get over it. And if they can’t (or won’t), that is the signal to let them go. You have places to go and things to do and you DO NOT have time for anyone else’s baggage.

No matter how taxing it may feel in the moment, know you have what it takes.



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11/12/18: RISE AND SHINE!!!


((Sun and Moon Tarot, Vanessa Decort))


As the holidays approach and the year winds down (Thanksgiving is a week from this Thursday!), it would be very easy to get caught up in all the usual end-of-year rush around panic.


This week, we are called upon to wake-up, get-up, and get to it!

The clarion call of Judgment powers this week; pay attention, and move forward in new direction(s). You may not know where you are going or what you will do but not to worry – you’ll figure it out.

Keep your head up and your eyes open –  this is your week to make new waves!

And just for fun, The Andrew Sisters!


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