04/13/19 Saturday: Keep and Kick!

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Finally, it is Saturday!

Sigh….

It’s a good time to recharge and reflect after a busy week.

While you are enjoying your latte, perhaps make some notes on how the week progressed; chart your progress, take a good look at learning opportunities, perhaps make some new decisions for the new week. Allow us to provide the keys to your evaluation:

  1. What to keep? (This week: Ten of Swords)
  2. What to kick? (This week: Five of Swords).

Let us start with a quick disclaimer regarding Ten of Swords; stop thinking of it as doom, death, and dismemberment. Swords are still just thoughts and ideas, Tens are still the end of the line. Five of Swords is chaos of the mind.  

Put it together, you have an idea that may not have worked out as you planned but likely as not, you are better off for knowing. Ten of Swords is also the perfect time to take a step back, regroup, rest-up, and get back to it. Keep the lessons you have learned here, they will be useful as you move forward. And do not let you own nagging inner voices of self-doubt and recrimination take up space in your head – no one needs that, kick ’em to the curb! 

No one ever said building your empire would be easy!

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04/12/19 Friday: Happiness & Gratitude

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We finish our regular week with a last look over our shoulder before we move into the weekend. This Friday, we take a moment to move in Happiness and Gratitude.

  1. Where is my happiness? (This week: Six of Swords)
  2. Where is my gratitude? (This week: The Lovers)

Taking things out of turn, this is the second appearance of The Lovers in two days. Thursday indicated The Lovers preventing discontent; Friday, we realize just how grateful we are for the love in our lives, and how it fortifies us as we make our way forward. This is not necessarily blissful; The Lovers almost never see eye to eye but that never stops them from moving forward together, a united front. For this, our hearts are full of gratitude – do not keep this to yourself, tell them!

Circling back, our happiness is found in following our own true pathways. Six of Swords requires nothing less than your 100% commitment to yourself (your goals, your path, your needs, your lessons), no matter how difficult you may find this to do. So many of us feel obliged to put everyone else first, never realizing this is the wrong approach. Take good care of you first, and you will have more than enough to share with others. Cut yourself short, and you will find yourself always in lack; no one worth having in your life wants that for you – those who love you want you to live in abundance, not lack!

So move happily forward on your adventure, knowing you are supported by love.

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04/11/19 Thursday: Over or under?

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Happy Thursday – the end of the week is near!

We have spent our week making decisions, plans, and gearing up to move forward. And as our week begins to wrap up, we take a look at where we are headed as well as what is blocking our path.

  1. Where are we going? (This week: Four of Cups)
  2. What is in the way? (This week: The Lovers)

While we might not think of an obstacle as a good thing, we can in this case. The power of love is greater than the desire for perfection. We may strive to perfect ourselves (our careers, our homes, our lives, our families, etc.) but at the end of the day, our hearts are full of love, and we accept the blessings of our lives as they are – wonderfully imperfect.

Does this mean we cannot proceed with our plans? No, it does not. It means we can give it our all, appreciate any progress we make, while enjoying the lives we have (rather than waiting to enjoy the life we are creating). In short, we are living in the moment.

TIME

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04/10/19 Wednesday: TIME TO SPEAK UP!

COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY!

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WELCOME TO THE MIDWEEK POINT!

Monday, we made decisions. Tuesday, we made a plan. Today, we speak up.

  1. Communicate what? (This week: The Sun)
  2. Communicate how? (This week: Four of Pentacles)

So much of the time, we keep ourselves to ourselves; we nod, we smile, we keep our own counsel. Some of the time, this is completely appropriate. Unfortunately, too many people have made this their default setting in this life.

NOT THIS WEEK, PEOPLE!!!

TIME FOR THEM TO HEAR YOU IN THE CHEAP SEATS!!!

The Sun rises every single day, though some days it is hidden from our view, and everything on this planet depends on its light. However, there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing” resulting in more harm than good (i.e. If you have ever been sunburned, you know exactly what that means.). 

So, here we are. The Sun singing the truth with Four of Pentacles picking our moments. The Sun is the best disinfectant for a reason; speak your truth and shine the light where it needs to be. Be honest, speak from your heart, know its value. ((NOTE: This is NOT license to be obnoxious. Mindfulness is still important; your message cannot be received if people won’t hear you.))

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04/09/19 TUESDAY: Plan of Attack!

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Monday, we covered the overall energy of this week as well as how best to consider it to your advantage. Tuesday, we look at a plan of action:

  1. Where is the action best applied? (This week: Two of Wands)
  2. What action is needed? (This week: Nine of Wands)

Today, the Wands deliver an obvious one-two punch: Choose your battles wisely, be prepared to see them to the end.

Where are you struggling to make a decision? This is the place calling for action. The time to decide is RIGHT NOW; you have been contemplating long enough. This week, you must decide. And once you have decided, you must fully commit to the forward actions required (e.g. Want a new job? Get your resume out there. Want a new skill? Sign up for the class. Want to travel? BUY A TICKET!).

NOTE: You already know you are not obligated to move on the energy just because it has arrived. If you don’t want to make decisions, and commit to actions, take a pass for another time. HOWEVER, this is not like waiting for the next bus – there may not be another – so be sure you are willing to allow the opportunity to slip away from you. Remember, Wands energy (Fire!) moves very quickly, and does not linger for stragglers.

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04/08/19 MONDAY: Getting organized

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Welcome to the new week!

The Urban Taroist is changing it up a bit; we will be reading the days of the week with a variety of spreads – a bit of an experiment – and I would love your feedback as we progress. And with that, let’s look at Monday’s format:

  1. Overall energy of the Magickal Week (This week, Ten of Wands)
  2. Do this! (This week, Knight of Cups)
  3. Not that! (This week, King of Cups)

So, our week opens to Ten of Wands; are you burdened by your own success? Have you shown yourself to be so reliable, people feel free to hand their responsibilities off to you – and you have been taking them? When this Ten arrives, it is time to take inventory:

  • What belongs to you?
  • What belongs to others?
  • What should you let go?
  • What should you give back?

Think of this a personal Spring cleaning/de-clutter; you are not required to carry everything with you all of the time. You may put things down, pass them to others, give them back, put them on hold for another time – whatever you think is best to serve both yourself and the task(project, responsibility, etc.).

Supporting the inventory process this week, we have Knight of Cups. Much like The Fool in his “And away we go!” energy, this Knight reminds us to use our hearts to guide our hands. Think of the current common question, “Does it bring me Joy?” and add for yourself, “Does it bring me Peace? Love? Comfort? Positivity? Growth? Creativity? Knowledge?” The priority in your own heart is the filter you must use. 

NOTE: The King of Cups will guide you to not only master your emotions but to put them to the side rather than allow them to influence you. YOU DO NOT WANT THAT GUIDANCE AT THIS TIME! The serious input of your heart is necessary to be utilize this overall energy this week. Acknowledge the strength he brings to your endeavor but do not allow him to set the agenda of your de-clutter. 

SPRING CLEANING

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04/05-07/19 WEEKEND: Time for new ideas

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The weekend arrives – and not a moment too soon!

Absolutely EVERYONE I spoke to this week was enduring some variety of trials and tribulations – won’t lie, it’s been sucking – and yet, so many wins this week! Positive changes is afoot on many fronts. People learning new skills, businesses expanding, writers editing. HUZZAH!

If you have been feeling a bit on a treadmill this week, this is the time to break that cycle. Embrace your own new ideas, and pursue them as you will. Succeed or fail, all good for the experience. Go after it – give it a try.

NOTE: Some extra self-care will not go amiss the weekend. Indulge in comfort and care where you can.

As an Aries Season reminder, and for your enjoyment, a Solid Gold classic!

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04/04/19: ENCORE!! ENCORE!!

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As we head into the weekend, we find things coming together wherever our best efforts are at work; the energy of this week has been heading steadily toward well-earned success.

  • REMINDER #1: Success is not an all or nothing proposition; small improvements are welcome!
  • REMINDER #2: None of us live in a vacuum; others are supporting you, be sure to acknowledge their contributions.

An attitude of gratitude is required here; be humble, be sincere, say thank you. And above all else, do not forget your friends!

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04/03/19: Time to move on.

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Our midweek brings us an energy for moving forward as well as away; it’s all about your path your way – no one else need apply. 

And because he says it better than I ever could, I leave you with Tom Petty.

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