Saturday, November 2, 2013

Tarotscopes: November 2013

 Hello Lovelies!!
Its time again for the Tarotscopes! I hope you all had a wonderful October and are well rested for the holiday blitz that will soon be upon us! Sit back, just for this moment and enjoy the energies of autumn. Aside from spirits and spooky tales its one of my favorite seasons, waking up to chilly mornings that make you want to be a bed bug for just a little while longer, leaves falling on the ground for kids both large, small and furry to play in. Allow for expansion and change during this season, typically fall is a restive energy but I believe this season is the opposite, it is one of great momentum and a wonderful time to begin projecting your energy to manifest your desires!

Scorpio -  Happy Birthday Scorpio! You immediately hop into the Five of Swords, indicating that you are open to changes at the beginning of the month and you have released past resentments. Mid-month the Four of Pentacles shows that you are in a place of financial stability, right now is a good time to show how frugal you can be. You end the month with the Fool in reverse which warns that you should take some time to get guidance from the people around you as you may be missing details or forgetting to read fine print in new deals and opportunities heading your way!

Aries - Make use of your skills by embodying the Magician and using your resourcefulness to pull things together last minute. Now is the time to work on your most important projects as your ability to concentrate will be at its best this month. Remember that whole law cause and effect? The middle of November is a great time to keep that in mind as you move into Justice, be sure that all of your decisions are really well thought out both in the details and the big picture. Now is a great time to get out your pro/con list! You end the month in the Three of Pentacles giving you the opportunity to flourish in a team environment where you will learn a ton from the people around you!

Taurus - Let go of your baggage Taurus! Right now you may be feeling a little held back by old problems or redundant issues, now is the time to confront them and let them go as you sit in the Six of Swords reversed. The Knight of Wands greets you mid-month indicating a very impulsive mind set and an energy of action as you shuck off the burdens brought to light by the Six of Swords earlier in the month. You wrap up November with Temperance helping you to find your balance in this month of extremes!

Gemini -
Immediately you meet up with the Six of Pentacles indicating that you are prosperous are now focused in helping those in need around you, charity and generosity are at the top of your mind. You then move into Six of Cups which brings a sense of nostalgia, whether meeting up with an old friend, going over pictures or reuniting with family, expect a lot of joy to come from this. You end with the Ten of Cups (which to me has always been a wish card as it has such a joyful and pure energy) which brings with it a sense of harmony, and can indicate a marriage or rekindling/reconnection between you and your spouse!

Cancer -
Embrace your ability to communicate as you will need it as predicted by the Knight of Swords. It is important to retain your own voice within your discussions but be sure not to get to opinionated and react hastily to things that are said. Take a moment to speak to your higher self before responding to any comments or criticisms. You hit your balance with the Two of Pentacles during the middle of November, but it is important that you pay particular attention to time management as that will be your biggest challenge throughout the month! You end things on the Ace of Wands where everything feels new and inspiration is everywhere. Typically indicative of a new idea or new passion that you will be discovering be sure to remember to keep time management in there so you don't get so embroiled in it that you burn out!

Leo - The Star greets you at the beginning of the month bringing you a message of hope and a renewal of spirit. Soak in the good vibes to help prep you for the packed month ahead! At mid-month you meet the Queen of Cups who bestows on you a sense of calm and asks you to be compassionate towards others around you, particularly in work situations. You end the month with the Ten of Swords reversed telling you that you have recovered from a traumatic situation and the end of the chapter is about to be closed! 

Virgo -You passion can be felt from  mile away Virgo! The Knight of Wands comes in to help you find the proper channels for all of the energy. You may find yourself giving in to impulse at this time as new ideas flood your creative mind! Mid-month we see you moving into the Nine of Cups reverse which indicates that during this time you will find yourself focusing more on the physical world and trapped in materialism comparing your situation to others. Don't feed into this mindset and count your blessings. You end the month in the Eight of Swords reversed which indicates a great release of fears and things holding you back. We then see you moving into a new state of being with a different perspective of the world!

Libra -You begin November within the Ace of Pentacles! This a is a fabulous card to start out the month giving the promise of new financial opportunities and wealth, it can also indicate that you are in a state of manifestation so be careful how you think as it will come about whether positive or negative. You roll on into the Four of Cups reversed next giving you the sense that you need to pull back and maybe be a little more aloof with the people around you. You end the month in the Four of Wands denoting celebration, a sense of community and deepening of romantic relationships which could lead to further commitment!

Sagittarius - We see you bumping right into The Fool at the beginning of the month, who bestows on you the gift of feeling free! A new beginning is yours you merely need to take the leap! Mid-month you enter the Ace of Cups giving great depth to your emotions, they may actually become overwhelming in their intensity, there is also a great sense of compassion surrounding you. You end the month hanging out with the Hierophant who tells you that not is a great time to get some spiritual structure back in your life, developing routines that allow you to connect with your higher self, deity and the universe.

Capricorn - Get ready for an intense month! Beginning with the Queen of Wands you greet every challenge with a sense of will and a steely determination. Now is the best time to take on tough tasks and get them out of the way. Next you see the Knight of Pentacles who helps you break down your goals into their smallest steps giving you a more methodical system to work within. You end by meeting with Death, all of this work you've put in this month leads up to dramatic change, but this is change with a sacrifice (i.e. selling your house and moving for a better job) be prepared to give a little bit to gain big rewards!

Aquarius - You start out November by hooking up with the Queen of Pentacles reversed who warns you to keep balance between work and family, it is a tough situation right now making time for everything but it is imperative that you strike as close to even as possible right now. Next we see you drifting through the Five of Cups reversed, you've recently picked yourself up after a major loss or change and you are finally ready to truly move on. You end the month in the Princess of Swords creating this vibe of restlessness, as though you are not being challenged enough right now. Time to break out the puzzles and get that mind moving!

Pisces -Temperance tells you to take a moment and look for the purpose and meaning of the things going on around you at the moment. She also cautions balance and moderation right now, you may feel like going to extremes within emotions, she tells you to pick and choose your battles. Remember your feelings are not facts. Mid-month you shift into the Lovers reversed giving you a sense of disharmony within your relationships. You end the month in the Three of Pentacles reminding you that this month has been chock full of life lessons, sit back in the quiet moments and reflect on the changes your experiences have created.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tarotscopes - October 2013

Hello Lovelies!!!
I know it has been a couple of months since my last Tarotscopes....but I am back, revitalized and re-energized with the energy of the season! Speaking of the season we are looking at October, the official changing of the leaves and that transforming energy of fall!

Libra - Happy Birthday Libra!! Fall is all about moving forward for you! Two of Wands in reverse tells us that you are taking lessons from your past and applying them to future plans. With that you move into the Eight of Swords reversed indicating a sense of freedom coming to you mid-month, the light is shining and you can see your path clearly. The end of the month holds a special surprise for you: overwhelming happiness as you gain your hearts desires and accomplish a few of the bigger goals within your plans.

Aries - You start out with the the Princess of Wands which brings a hopeful energy to the beginning of your month. Its also a card that gives you actionable energy, so now is the time to make moves and fast track your plans! Mid-month you run up against the Nine of Swords reversed telling you not to let your worries get to you even if you feel they are valid. Now is not the time to dwell on possibilities or to allow your mind to run amok, keep focused and grounded. You end the month with the Princess of Cups indicating a rise in your empathic abilities and the romantic notions, your are emotionally open during the end of the month, this is a great time to have any emotional communications and to rekindle love!

Taurus - The month begins with the Knight of Cups in reverse the message is clear: Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize!!! Generally this card is a great one in a reading, however, even though there may be a ton of GREAT things going on, you will feel pulled in a bunch of different directions and spread pretty thin! The Moon greats you at the middle of the month indicating that now is the time to rely on your gut instinct rather than trying to use logic as you aren't going to see the whole picture with your physical senses. You finish out October in The Sun reversed indicating that things are going pretty well for you, this is a great time to meet new people, socialize etc. If you are looking for a new job now is a great time to schedule interviews as you will be at your most charming and confident.

Gemini - The Two of Cups indicates that you may be getting to caught up with new love or issues in love and not taking care of your more platonic relationships. If you are currently experiencing problems in love now is the time to forgive, forget and start fresh. Balance is the name of the game mid-month Gemini, the Emperor reversed tells us you may be listening more to your emotional truths than your logical ones concentration and focus are critical right now. You end the month with Judgment in reverse, warning you not to jump to conclusions, really think things through and talk over the pros and cons before making any big moves.

Cancer - A great omen greats you at the beginning of the month in the form of the Six of Wands reversed, meaning that despite challenges or delays things you have hoping or working towards creating will come through. The Tower comes in next telling you now is not the time to try and cling to what you know but rather to go with the flow of change. You end with the Queen of Cups letting you know that there is a woman with great compassion and understanding in your corner.  

Leo - The Three of Pentacles is a great card to start the month out with, giving you great luck and momentum in work it tells you that the people around you notice and appreciate all of what you do, even if you don't receive a paycheck for it. The Six of Cups comes up next indicating a time of nostalgia, thinking on what use to be typically it is connected to children or your childhood. Lastly you move into the Eight of Pentacles telling you to prepare for a time of very hard work and lots of it! Not necessarily a negative thing as long as you are prepared for it.

Virgo - The King of Swords greets you at the beginning of the month representing a strong, forceful and opinionated person in your life who may be pushing your buttons. Instead of trying to change him, this is an opportunity to look at yourself and bringing change. Mid-month you walk into the Five of Swords telling you to think before you act, it can also be a card indicative of travel, not yours but someone close to you who you will miss very much. It can also indicate that you really need to think before you speak as your censor filter may not be catching everything and it could cause strain on friendships. You end the month with the Lovers in reverse giving you a sense of ambivalence towards love, pay attention to your gut feelings and try to understand where this is coming from.

Scorpio - The Magician pops by at the beginning of the month reminding you to make better use of your power, knowledge and abilities. Always seek that higher calling or purpose. Universe has been sending you many signs, and you may not be as aware of the synchronicity happening around you. Pay attention! The Three of Cups warns you that now is not the time to 'go it alone' rather create a sense of community and speak openly with those around you. You end at the Wheel of Fortune which serves as reminder that everything happens in cycles and there is always change coming around. Although the idea is difficult for some you really need to go through it and remember "this to shall pass."

Sagittarius - You meet up with the Chariot at the beginning of the month indicating that now is the time to gather all of your will and focus your ambition. When this card comes in to play you will receive clarity regarding on what your hopes and dreams involve and how to get there. You then move into the Ace of Swords reversed where anxiety may creep in or discomfort, for instance you may have a great job but a difficult supervisor who causes you anxiety in the workplace. This card tells you that if you are having difficulty,  now is not the time to be silent but rather to ask questions! You end when you meet up with the Princess of Pentacles who tells you now is not the time to daydream, be practical and grounded in the things you do and decisions you make.

Capricorn - Seek out upbeat people right now the Ten of Wands reversed indicates you may be feeling tired, overwhelmed and burnt out, now is not the time to push through anything. Sit back and take the break your body, spirit and mind are asking for. There is restlessness around you, the Eight of Cups can indicate that you have decided to leave a situation, this could be work, love or even family. Rather than it being a sudden out of the blue situation this will be completely in your control. At the end of the month you step into the Empress you will find yourself much more attractive in every sense of the word to those around you. You may find more people coming to you for advice or a shoulder to cry on as well and your creative energy will be at its height!

Aquarius - Time to change your perspective Aquarius! The Hanged Man asks you to release old ways of thinking and open up your mind to new ideas, attitudes and possibilities. The King of Cups greets you mid-month reminding you no matter how you currently feel that there is unconditional love around you, nurture others and allow yourself to be nurtured. You end the month within the Princess of Swords reversed steadfast but quick thinking she can sometimes become to aggressive or over zealous and end up stepping on the toes of the people around her. Hold back your energy just a bit for the sake of diplomacy.

Pisces - You begin the month as the Hermit, even for the atheist this is a spiritual card, its meaning is dependent on how you interpret the word spirits, whether you think it is a connection to God, someone's creativity, strength or emotions. The Hermit tells you that if you need to take time away, do so, even if it just five minutes it will be well worth it. It is also a card about 'doing the right thing' just be sure that when you are doing the right thing it is as much for you personally as it is for everyone else. Do not let the opinions or needs of others override your own. Next you move into the Star, indicating that you feel more secure about the future especially about emotional and financial needs being met. It also tells you to pay attention you will be feeling particularly inspired! You end the month with the Six of Pentacles indicating that generosity surrounds you and you should take it! Be aware of giving as much as you get though as this card is all about balances. It isn't always about money though, it could be spiritual support, advice, time, etc. This can also indicate a deepening of a current relationship or the beginning of a new one.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tarotscopes: July 2013

Hello Lovelies!

Welcome July!!! We are officially into the midsummer months, not that you can tell here in New England, rainstorms, thunder and lightening abound here. This July is pretty interesting as we are also in the midst of a Mercury Retrograde in Cancer! The typical symptoms are there with mechanical breakdowns, accidents and missed connections. We also see the mind looking inward instead of focusing outward, emotional issues being brought to life, this is a time to rethink core beliefs, double check long term plans and make sure you are still on the path you want to be. This is also a great time to reconnect with your souls purpose.
Mercury changes back into motion on July 20th and we can expect the retrograde effect to withdraw by early August!

Cancer (June 22 - July 22) – HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANCER!!!! Nostalgia hits you at the beginning of the month brought forward by the Queen of Cups she reminds you that even by reviewing past actions, new emotions and ideas can arise. Be sure to go back over situations from your past similar to the ones you are dealing with now in order to bring change! Mid-month you fall into the Empress reversed indicating that you are not honoring your own emotions or desires and ideas within your current partnership and that at this time it is important to put your needs on your priority list. You end the month in the 5 of Swords the card of the wanderer, he carries a bundle of swords with him as he goes from place to place. Now is a time of exploration for you Cancer, be sure to bring some protection on your journey, be open to new experiences throughout the end of the month!

Aries (March 21 - April 20) –   The 10 of Coins greets you at the beginning of the month a man has a casket full of money and he is trying to put more in but there isn't any room. He reminds you that in order to create more sometimes you need to get rid of some. Don't be a scrooge this month and invest your money, it could be fixing a car, getting a new one, a home or anything, but either way expect good returns! You land in the Ace of Wands mid-July telling you even though Mercury is in retrograde it is time to look outward for knowledge, hit up your friends and family for advice on your current situation. You end the month in the 5 of Wands, routine is really going to help you out at the end of the month, it helps to develop discipline and even though it may feel like your spinning your wheels, it will help to improve you and move you forward.

Taurus (April 21 - May 20) You enter July under the influence of the 6 of Cups peace drifts on the water, most of us will remember times of extreme emotion as "life changing moments" this card helps you to understand that times of peace can be just as impactful. The 9 of Coins enters the scene mid-month bearing a large basket of coins he bends over to help someone else, he reminds us that even when we have everything we need we shouldn't forget to lend a hand to those around us. At the end of the month you fall into the Ace of Cups,  fear can hold us back from so many things, this card warns you that you will miss so many more if you  give into perceived fears or worries.  

Gemini (May 21 - June 21) –  The 4 of Swords has a grip on you at the start of July Gemini, now is the time to show your valor! Now is the time to help those around you, be honest with them, and yourself, even if it hurts. The 5 of Cups comes to you at mid-month telling you that for every door that closes another one opens, now is the time to take leaps of faith and make big changes in your life or career. The Queen of Swords stops in at the end of the month, reminding you that you have to wait for people to give you answers, right now even threats won't work to get to the root of an issue with someone else.

Leo (July 23 - Aug 22) - You begin July influenced by the 3 of Coins, when this card hammers it's way into your spread it usually indicates that you may be seeing a rise in your finances as pertaining to work! New clients or even a new job will add a lot of cushion to your pocket! The 9 of Cups comes in mid-month, this is commonly called the "wish card" in the minor arcana! I considered wish cards to be more like push cards, this is a time to realize your own value and really PUSH for what you want! You end the month with the 10 of Coins indicating joy and celebration to be had!! This card is also one depicting family or friends gathering together and sharing a common goal, their bond helps to bring the goal into fruition!

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) –  You start the month in the 4 of Wands indicating an offense has been done and it is necessary for you to defend yourself. Feel free to let out the tiger in you! You fall under Temperance mid-month telling you to never lose hope and that even the smallest steps lead to big changes. Have patience and take things one at a time. Finishing out the month is the Hanged Man, he learned a lot hanging upside down particularly looking at things from a completely new perspective, it may be time to reorient your thinking and understanding how others around you view things.

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) – It is a month of Cups for you Libra!! The Knight of Chalices enters the situation at the beginning of the month, he reminds you that explaining your feelings and experiences is going to be just as important as the actual event itself. You bump into the King of Chalices mid-month encourages you to give back what you have been given, he is a wise man who has experienced so much in his life that he now works on mentoring others and giving counsel. You end the month in the 2 of Cups which reminds you that the heavier emotions you must bear are the ones that can make the most change in your life.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) – You begin the month in the Ace of Coins remind you to appreciate everything you have! Especially the basics! After a while we begin to take those things for granted, but right now this is not the mindset you need. You fall under the 6 of Wands mid-month telling you that even if the sky falls a sense of humor will save you. No matter what happens just learn to laugh, it helps to clear your energy of negativity and reset your system. You end the month at the 10 of Swords indicating that you need to gather all of the facts and arm yourself wisely! There is a battle looming!

Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) – The doors are open and the World is in your hands! A sense of completeness will come over you during this time, it is that ability to accept your whole safe, both the good and the bad that will make all right in your world. Mid-month you get into the 7 of Coins, which encourages you to not just collect material things, but give them meaning and purpose. Its great that you got bright color sneakers because they are on trend, but give them REAL purpose by thinning out your other sixty pairs. Now is the time to be frivolous and when you make a purchase, make it count. You end the month with the 4 of Coins which reminds you that absolutely NO GOAL IS BEYOND YOUR REACH!!! Now is the time to really push for what you want/need in your life.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)  The Queen of Pentacles stands before you at the beginning of the month she tells you it is time to shut your mouth and use your ears. Listen to people who occupy positions in your field that you would aspire to be in, they will give you their secrets you just have to sit back and let them talk. The 3 of Coins your influence during the middle of the month, now is NOT the time to sit on your butt, get things in gear and push as hard as you can right now to hit your goals. Don't be afraid to spend some money to make some money. You end the month in the 8 of Wands, with fishing you have to have patience to get the pay off, you need to take this same attitude while you finish out July, after all that pushing mid-month you need to take care, be patient and pay attention to the details.

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) – The Knight of Pentacles greets you at the beginning of July, bestowing on you the gift of self-sufficiency, no matter what happens you will always have exactly what you need without relying on anyone else. Mid-month you see the King of Wands come in to play, letting you know that teaching is really your calling at this time, so it is really important that you make it a focus. Changes are coming at the end of the month, so says Death, it's influence is not necessarily that of physical death, however it is one where there is change with sacrifice. An example of this could be sacrificing an old job for a new one.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tarotscopes: June 2013

Hello Lovelies!
Welcome to June! This month I am not reviewing a deck, instead we are going to go back to the usual tarotscopes that I began with, simply giving you what you can expect for this month! The theme for this month overall is Judgement, whether making decisions or dealing with legal proceedings it is all about change and adaptation. This does not necessarily indicate a hard time or obstacles, it could mean that someone has judged you to be great for a new position at work but it is more responsibility and you have to adapt to it.

The number for Judgment is 20 which boils down to a 2 in numerology, if you look at the number itself picture the position someone must get into to form a 2, kneeling with back arched and head bowing it is a number of servitude, but also that of a survivor, when we see this numeric come up it shows someone who no matter the confrontation or issues, will bend but never break.

The number 6 (the number for this month) represents the caretaker or mother hen, it is seen as one of the most harmonious of the numbers. Don't get me wrong, it comes with issues and upsets but overall the numeral is considered be the peacemaker, teacher, protector and the "glue" within a family or community. A great number for the month and one that pushes you to focus on family, community and creating a healthy/peaceful environment in which you and others can blossom!

Gemini (May 21 - June 21) – Happy Birthday Gemini!! This month you start out in the Page of Pentacles, an inspirational card of new beginnings a young man stands in a field of blooming flowers holding up the pentacle coin. A new business or financial venture may be in store for you, Pentacles is considered a representation of the element Earth, this card deals with all things physical, since it is inspiration it could include beginning a new health regimen. Midmonth you move into the Seven of Pentacles, a man is depicted resting his head on his hands, almost like he is day dreaming or contemplating the seven pentacles in front of him. The results of hard work finally greet you and you are able to take a long due break to bask in the glory of your creation. You end the month in the Seven of Swords, like a thief in the night a boy holds five swords and drops two as he runs away looking back over his shoulder. This card is one that indicates struggles within the mind, there may be a situation you don't want to deal with or find to overwhelming to handle anymore and are tempted to just sneak away. However you decide to handle the situation just do not put it off, either continue your path or let everyone involved know that you just can't take anymore. Plenty of people are there to support you, reach out and use your resources.

Aries (March 21 - April 20) – Lots of Wands for you this month Aries! The 5 of Wands kicks off June for you indicating some disagreements coming you way. Rather than being able to move forward with plans instead you find yourself hitting numerous walls and obstacles. This may not just be people affecting you though, for instance if you are painting your home, it could be the painters or even your spouse giving you trouble over the color. We are our worst obstacles, this is also a good time to assess whether or not you are getting in your own way. No matter what do not to fret it will pass. Be careful for headaches or stomach issues related to stress and tension during June.  Next you move into 10 of Wands, giving you a sense of achievement, but still carrying with it a sense of burdens and hard work finally paying off. You end the month with the Tower in reverse, you are holding things together when you need to let go! Release and let Universe show you what you need right now, it may create more chaos but the lesson is there. You are holding off the inevitable and much like a band aid you just have rip it off to see how things look.

Taurus (April 21 - May 20) – Tap into your creativity and imagination at the beginning of this month Taurus, a unique situation will put you in need of 'outside the box' thinking. Use your charms to better your chances in the romance department and be ready for the unexpected there too! Don't judge books by their cover, don't get stuck looking for your 'type' the person to sweep you off your feet may the exact opposite of what you think you like. You move into the The Star reversed mid-month don't lose faith, things may not be heading in your direction right now but that does not mean you need to despair, it may indicate a need to change direction a little to get inspired again or reengaged with the world. You end the month in the 9 of Cups reversed, you may be getting a little to stuck in the concept of 'things', remember you can be rich in money but poor in everything else, the reverse is also true. Take time to enjoy the things you do have and count your blessings. Try not to focus on the 'I don't haves' and the 'I wants'.

Cancer (June 22 - July 22) – You begin in the 5 of Swords reversed indicates that you are ready for the tension to be over, no matter the cost you are over it! This card indicates that you are now more open to change than ever, this can also indicate a change in perspective allowing you to understand what the arguments are truly about or where the issues you are currently facing come from. The Chariot swings by next with a message of control and will power, these are your strengths and you need to use them!! You end the month as the Queen of Swords, your quick thinking mind will help you greatly at the end of the month. The great thing is you will have a lot of new opportunities around the end of June beginning of July!

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) – You are greeted by the Queen of Cups she tells you that now is the time to take emotion out of your judgment, be impartial with your thinking during the beginning of June. There may be a lot of people expressing their opinions around you or telling you (with the best of intentions) how to handle the situations that arise, don't listen to them, right now you need to be completely independent in your thinking. Next we see you move into the Devil in reverse, a place where you break free from bondage and empowered again! Now is the time to focus on you and nothing else! Lastly you work your way into the Wheel of Fortune giving you a sense of good luck, and destiny,  you will be heading up on a turning point close to the end of the month. Continue to invoke your Queen of Cups to help you make decisions all throughout the month.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) – You start the month in the 7 of Wands indicating that after a sense of satisfaction with a project or deal there will be some big competition coming. You will have to stand your ground in order to get through the challenges ahead. Mid-month you enter Justice reversed which puts you in a position where either you feel you have to be dishonest or someone is being dishonest or that there is a lack of accountability. You end the month in the 9 of Wands helping you to embrace your innate resilience. You have essentially made it out of the muck and just have to continue holding strong and being courageous as you deal with the aftermath of the month.

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) – You come upon the King of Swords sitting upon his throne, a determined stare upon his face as he holds his sword in his left hand. Quick and decisive thinking is what is necessary right now, weigh your pros and cons but do so with speed in mind! Next you move into the King of Wands reversed, who reminds you that as perfect as we all want to be it is not attainable. You may have set the bar to high for yourself Libra, now is not the time to be frustrated with the lack of progress in your life at the moment. Also be sure to take stock in the friends and people around you to see if you might be getting held back from your success. Wrapping up the month you land in the Knight of Pentacles seated upon his horse he is the epitome of all that is methodical, practical and successful. He has a great sense of responsibility and reminds you to be patient in accomplishing your goals, now is the time to establish daily routines so that you will feel secure and able to take new risks in order to gain your own success.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) – Entering June is guaranteed to be abundant with creative energies that the Page of Cups brings. Now is the time to explore your talents and use them as a way to connect to spirit and the Divine. Inspiration abounds, don't hold yourself back, you may find yourself getting exploring many different creative avenues, go with it! Next you find yourself in the 8 of Pentacles, this is a hardworking card, one which indicates you are working on the finer details of your life, you've got the goals now you have to figure out how you are going to get there! You finish the month in the 10 of Pentacles no matter what the challenges, issues or obstacles in your path this card is a harbinger of good tidings. Financial wealth is always indicated, as is retirement or the ability to relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) – New discoveries await you at the beginning of this month Sagittarius. The 2 of Wands indicate that there are going to be a lot of decisions to be made from the new information that you research or find out! Discipline is the name of the game mid-month, you are under the influence of the King of Pentacles who brings a need for focus to your life. Pay attention to all of the details and you will have the abundance you are looking for. Be sure that you are eating and drinking enough of the right things during this time, otherwise you may find yourself getting dizzy and possibly dehydrated. Lastly you move into the 8 of Wands where you are under the challenge of extreme changes, chaos all around and in your life will cause quick changes that need equally swift action. Hopefully if you followed the advice for mid-month you are in a healthy enough state to be up to taking advantage of it! If you choose to bury your head in the sand, expect to deal with this energy for the next couple of months as it will flourish without direction.

Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) – Pay attention to your dreams Capricorn, the Moon promises that your intuition will be insane this whole month! The subconscious mind is working overtime during the beginning of the month, be sure to take some time to decode it. It seems this entire month is geared towards your inner journey at the Hermit guides you towards introspection and connection with your Higher Self. You end the month with the Fool who tells you it is okay to take that leap of faith and after releasing your stuff earlier this month with the Hermit you now are allowed to be the free spirit you need to be.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) – Lots of emotion coming your way the beginning of the month, the Ace of Cups indicates that those emotions may become overwhelming so prepare yourself. Even so you will find your compassion and ability for love will change the lives of those around you so feel free to spread it around! Mid-month we see you moving into the 6 of Cups bringing with it a sense of nostalgia, you may be thinking of childhood memories or meeting with an old friend. At the end of the month we see you move into the Ace of Swords with all of the overwhelming emotions of earlier in the month breakthroughs are guaranteed at the end of it giving you a sense of victory and clarity in life.

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) – Starting the month in the 6 of Swords tells us that you will be facing one of your life challenges, almost like a rite of passage you will come out of this as a different person than when you went in. Moving into the middle of the month we see that you have let go of old constraints as you fall under the influence of the Page of Wands a sense of looking at the world with new eyes and a fresh exuberance to explore the world around you. You finish off the month with the Queen of Wands which continues to help you stay enthusiastic and feeling connected to the world around you, but now there is a sense of determination underlying it all. Work will prove fruitful but there will be some definite challenges, they are just that though, feel free to put yourself on the front line in order to garner the attention of new clients or bosses.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tarotscopes: May 2013

Hello Lovelies!
May is here!! I hope with it we get some really nice weather, up here in the northeast it has still been wicked chilly! I want to give a shout out to my Taurean sister, Happy Birthday!! This month I am working with the Inspiring Butterflies deck, a 27 day course of self-discovery. The butterfly is one of the most recognized symbol of transformation, perfect for this month!! It is a 27 card oracle deck that you can use for yourself everyday or use the outlined booklet to help you transform your spiritual consciousness!
Each inspiring card has an affirmation on the back to help you feel more at peace with your day, it is great to meditate on the cards themselves or use the affirmation as a mantra during your daily centering rituals. Not  necessarily a deck that is made for the professional or even novice reader, however, it is one that is made for the person just getting into spirituality or looking for a deeper connection with their higher self.

Taurus (April 21 - May 20) – Happy Birthday Taurus! A beautiful pink butterfly comes forward for you, it is not the time to hold in Feelings. The butterfly is pictured with almost a ripple of colors coming from it. Indicating that by OWNING your FEELINGS this month it will release them to Universe.  If you are currently in a situation where you feel you cannot express your feelings, then write them down somewhere or speak them aloud to yourself! It is a way of saying, "This is how I feel" and letting it go.

Aries (March 21 - April 20) – Remember that you are worthy of blessings and abundance. The Survival butterfly indicates that this month you may feel slightly defeated, but this card serves as a reminder that you are meant to do more than survive you are meant to thrive. This month may be a little difficult to navigate but it will pass and remember to channel your higher self to overcome your obstacles!

Gemini (May 21 - June 21) – The butterfly of Confidence reminds you that no matter what decisions need to be made and opinions given your voice and your opinions are the only ones that matter! This month is about you gaining confidence in your thoughts, ideas and decision making, so no hesitating just let the thoughts flow!

Cancer (June 22 - July 22) – Be mindful not to just say things so you don't hurt a person's feelings. The butterfly of Truth encourages you to be honest with those around you and yourself, even if it hurts. Approach people respectfully, this isn't a free pass to be blunt. But it is an endorsement to speak from the heart.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) – Fun is the name of the game this month Leo, the beautiful butterfly that represents it is filled with active colors like red, orange and yellow to help fuel your playful fire! Don't take anything to seriously this month and put a light hearted spin on any troubles. Do something outrageous, to make yourself giggle. Share a ton of those LOL cat Facebook pics, or get together with a friend who always gives you a good laugh. It is the key for you this month!

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) –  Three butterflies in green and pink are headed your way in May Virgo, they represent Balance, something that is going to be essential to your spirituality and your sanity! We give so much to others everyday, and rarely take the time to appreciate or pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. It is time to express some self love, which will help Balance your compassion and joy. The soothing green tones of the butterfly represent the heart chakra and aid you in soothing away any obstacles when it comes to embracing who you are and the awesomeness of that! 

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) –  So many beautiful colors for you this month Libra! The soft green and blue tones of this butterfly represent the Unity of earth and air or water, the yellows represent the sun which is the unifier of these elements. More than creating connections with people it is a reminder that the love and care you give to other people must be unified with that which you give yourself. Otherwise it will lead to feelings of bitterness, resentment and anger. Now may be the time to pull back a little so you can reassess your own self-worth and image, readjust that image and then go back into your friendships or relationships with a new sense of understanding.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) – Lots of purple butterflies surround you this month Scorpio, tons of them!! These vibrant purple butterflies are a sign that you need to work on Communication. Have you ever been angry but not been able to figure out why? Or maybe you knew why but the words wouldn't come out to express it? What about a situation where someone asks you a question, you know the answer but you can't articulate it correctly? What happens? Sweaty palms, tangled words, and a lack of eye contact. In essence a lack of confidence or conviction. When we look at someone who has these things it is the opposite, direct eye contact, great words etc. This month is about facing obstacles that will help you to increase your confidence and conviction, that will allow you to blossom in the area of communication. Expect some fear, and maybe even some tangled words, but take advantage of the situation and see it as the life lesson it truly is.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) – OoOoOo...look at all the pretty colors!!! Yellow, purple, green, blue this beautiful butterfly is pretty darn inspiring. That makes sense though Sagittarius, it's the butterfly of Creativity! What a great theme for you this month, creativity at it's essence doesn't have to read 'artsy' it can be thinking outside of the box when it comes to solving a problem. When we do look at art though you can think of it as a form of self-expression and therapy. This butterfly is here to tell you to find a new creative way to express yourself and get your messages across, whether through pen and paper, drawing, creative problem solving or painting a room in the house a new color! Creativity allows you to experience that child like glee again of finding something new that you enjoy!

Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) – Its all about Love this month Capricorn!! Your desire to love and be loved creates compassion in your heart, which is why the predominant color of your butterfly is green! But there are hints of azure, blue and purple as well, indicating the ever changing nature of life, the ability to see others in a different light once you are connected to the source of Love & a reminder that you are never alone as long as you are connected to that source! This is a totally reassuring message for you this month when things may be a little off balance and crazy.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) –  Lovely olive colors with pinches of bright fuchsia and deep blues this butterfly is one of Peace. It's colors are not overly stimulating but the blue background it lays upon reminds you that when you "Go with the Flow" you are more in alignment with universal energy! Let passion and forgiveness ignite your spirit, this allows the people around to be their most authentic selves  giving YOU the gift of peace!

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) – Get a boost to your Self Esteem this month as the butterfly flits around you! It is time to embrace your strengths and recognize that they ARE valued by the people around you.  From early on we are taught never to think to much of ourselves or get a "big head" personally I don't see a problem with you acknowledging that you are the god of your own microcosm. This is a truth, YOU should be the center of your universe. More often though we fall into the cheer leading role for others and forget that! This butterfly is a gentle reminder for you to be your own cheerleader, acknowledge you innate abilities, talents and strengths, give yourself a moment to realize how wonderful and amazing you really are!



Monday, April 1, 2013

Tarotscopes: April 2013

Hello Lovelies!!

Who doesn't love pictures of their pooch???
I know I take plenty and I'm very sure Emily Carding does too! In her deck Simple Wisdom of the Household Dog we follow Albus Dumbledog who has seen many of Emily's tarot & oracle decks floating around and is overall unimpressed (except for the cards with the sticks on them), soooo he manipulates Emily into creating a deck with his own spin on it!
We follow Albus on a wonderful adventure filled with simple wisdom derived from life as an everyday house dog. The black and white photographs of this 44 card deck range from whimsical to stunning and Albus is such an expressive pup that every picture is entertaining. If you are looking for a daily oracle that will lighten your heart, give you a solid message AND sometimes make you giggle, this is the one.

Aries (March 21 - April 20) – Happy Birthday Aries!!!! Albus encourages you to take chances this month! It is time for a new Adventure, whether you take a walk in a part of town you've never been before, change jobs or buy a new home this wonderful energy will help you to take risks and gain rewards!

Taurus (April 21 - May 20) – Albus comes by, sits at your feet and just lays there. His message is clear, just be, this means be present in the Now and stop worrying about the future, the past & all of the things you cannot change. Enjoy this moment for what it is and worry about the future in the future.

Gemini (May 21 - June 21) – Mr. Dumbledog brings his food bowl to you asking for Din-Dins this card is a reminder that food is a great fuel for you body, but remember to treat it (and your body) with the respect it deserves. Just like Albus is greatful for a good dinner, so should you be for a good meal.

Cancer (June 22 - July 22) –Sometimes the Bark is worse than the bite. But a barking dog for most owners is a warning, whether the dog is fearful or letting you know that some stranger is walking two blocks down the street! This card tells you to be careful this month and pay attention surprises await you!

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) – Playtime is soooo important in a dog (or human's) life! Be sure to carve some out for yourself this month Leo and let those worries take a backseat for a while!

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) – It's time to make a Splash! As Albus says, "Stop sitting on the sidelines!" You will enjoy yourself, or at least get the task done! There is no reason to be hesitant you will feel great once you finally get in the water!

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) – There's Albus in the middle of his biting through his favorite toy when his head suddenly perks up and he looks at a nearby tree "Squirrel!!" off he goes running for the darn thing without a thought to his toy. Will he ever get his Squirrel? No...I don't think so. Will he get distracted and lose focus on his current endeavor? Absolutely!! In this instance don't be Albus, keep your focus locked on and do NOT get distracted!

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) – A dog/human relationship is all about Sharing sometimes talking (even to a pet) about your problems is a great way to unload. This month be sure to utilize kind ears (and fuzzy ones too) in order to let go of issues that you wouldn't otherwise have closure with.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 20) – Albus is almost always a Good Boy and you are being acknowledged for your own sterling behavior this month! Also look for those around you this month that deserve praise and give it accordingly. A simple 'Good Job' could turn someones week around!

Capricorn (Dec. 21 - Jan. 19) –You've been working hard Capricorn and Albus says it's time for some Rest. Give yourself a moment to clear your head instead of running at full speed or else you may veer off course and find yourself in a place you never intended to be.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) – Value your Friends this month! You never know when you will make new ones and this month is all about group activities and connecting more socially!

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) – Albus is in the car and ready to go on a new Journey! Best not disappoint him!! Whether it be a spiritual journey where signs come up to let you know you are on the right path or a physical journey now is the time to pull on your strongest talismans of faith and trust that you will end up in a better place than you were.



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring into Spring Special!

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tarotscopes February 2013

Hello Lovelies!!!
It's that time again! February heralds an 8 for the month's Universal number, which is a number of Karma! It actually makes a lot of sense for February considering we are just coming off the New Year (and looking back on that past year) and looking into the future for this year. Karma always looks in both directions, expect rewards for past actions & continue to put efforts out there so that you can grow exponentially within this year. I like to think of February as a power month in that it is an in between, not necessarily a month of action it is a great one to plan and set your intentions. Speaking of planning this month I am working with the Star Road Map influenced by the Mayan calendar it is 'Divination Beyond Time & Space' created by Patricia Padilla & Marlena Freelove it is a brightly colored card set that includes a 208 page guidebook to help with your journey to self discovery!
When opening the box initially I presumed the deck was more like a traditional tarot with the 78 cards including major arcana, minor arcana & the pips. The cards themselves are a little bulky to handle (they are more like oracle cards with their width) but they are very well done. However, in looking at the deck you will soon come to realize they are very different, they may include some very obvious similarities to a normal deck of tarot (with a mesoamerican flair) however, you soon come to discover huge differences. There are a few recognizable figures in the major arcana such as Death, The Lovers, The Emperor etc, the World has been changed to The Universe and then there are cards such as Self Love & Stillness which are completely new. The pips look and work nothing like the typical tarot there are 20 cards for Days, 13 for Overworlds, 9 for the Underworlds, 9 Intercessions (think Divine intervention) and another 4 for each of the directions. This deck is an insight into how this culture sees the cosmos, time, spirituality & how it connects us all and helps us along our path. This is a wonderful deck for anyone interested in the mesoamerican culture, or in any ancient history. It is a great way to learn about their world view & how to look beyond the future but into the past & present to see it's affect!

Aquarius - Happy Birthday Aquarius! And what a birthday it will be with the Ancestors who implore you to sacrifice and be reborn, it is time to start another life or another chapter of your life. Let the Ancestors help you to accomplish this goal. Initiation comes next which allows you to begin a grand new journey, all of the tools necessary for growth & abundance is already at your fingertips you need only begin to put things into action. You end with Acceptance, the first Day card in the deck this is about an acceptance of self and your place in the world. Its important to be both independent and cooperative within your community at this time!

Aries -  It is time to look to the East Aries! Look into the direction where the sun rises, take that energy and run with it! You are empowered by your own ability to motivate as yellow energy invades your aura giving you the ability to push things into fruition! Authenticity is the name of Day 7 challenging you to be free and secure in your relationships. Don't be the chameleon blending in with your surroundings and your friends ideas, now is the time to embrace your individuality! You finish February with the 11th card of the Overworld which brings you Clarity giving you a wonderful chance to turn a floodlight in the dark and see things for how they truly are!

Taurus - The World Tree comes through as Divine intervention reminding you that you are a small part of a much bigger picture. Now is the time to 'Let go & let God' you've done all you can to push things forward now take a passive role and see how things unfold. The 4th card in the Overworld set comes forward for you indicating Stability put your best foot forward because nothing less will do during the mid-month as long as you do you will get the best out of ANY situation you are in. You end the month in the 5th card of the Underworld set entitled Regional and it reminds you that that you are not your culture or religion your cannot be put into a box and no definition can truly encompass who you are. Look to art and writing to access the greater reality what will serve your soul's evolution!

Gemini - The Vision Serpent comes to you in the beginning of the month letting you know that you already have the answers you have been looking for. You need to get away from all of the opinions, confusion & chaos surrounding you to find them. You then move into the 14th Day (Wisdom) indicating it is time to gain education with counseling skills and healing arts in order to assist you in giving clear, concise communication regarding your thoughts and ideas. You end the month in the First Father considered the highest spiritual card  in the deck freed from illusions & deceptions our mind has only to catch up with your state of grace. As we move from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius, you will recognize that you have no limitations and whatever images, ideas or notions that your mind can construct will indeed become reality.

Cancer - Flow is the 6th card in the Overworld series, indicating a time self-awareness is upon you. This card comes up often for people who are involved in physical activities such as athletes, people trying to become fit or stay fit, sometimes it will also come up for those just discovering illness. It is all about truly becoming aware of our physical self & attuning to the energy of focused physical movement in order to accomplish goals, rather than 'trying to keep up' or being 'all over the place'. Day 4 rises for you and it's message is Leadership, it is time to work on a healthy sense of self-esteem, and balance all the endeavors you are undertaking. Right now it is critical that you pay attention to the details within your projects & be sure not to adhere to plans to strictly as you may receive some great suggestions. Its important to keep an open mind. We also see Nawal coming in as an Intercession for you, a Nawal is given to every child upon their birth, think of it as something like an animal spirit guide or familiar. Know that as you help others or try to help yourself your own Nawal is working in tandem with you, protecting you and is your advocate.

Leo -  Much like the end month for Cancer you Leo begin your month with an Intercession, that of the White Flower. Considered to be the eternal flower of the World Tree the white flower is the portal where human souls are brought into creation. The message of this all important bud is that you are not alone in this world, we are escorted through this life by guardians and guides, it is ever important that we maintain a clear connection to these beings to help us as we grow into full adulthood, as they will also be the people to help escort us back to the First Mother & First Father. Mid-month we see the entrance of the Emperor indicating a job well done by you or for you, it may also indicate that home and work life is in complete balance at this time. You end the month with The Universe depicted by the Spider Woman who wove the Universe into existence. It is is a reminder to you that you are part of something much greater and a message that right now stillness is your friend. Be still and it will restore you, giving you the opportunity to get back in touch with your spirit, mind & body which will be ever important at the end of the month. No matter what is going on, carry with you that sense of stillness.

Virgo - You begin the month in Day 3 indicating that right now your biggest challenge will be your rigidity in your thinking, and need for control. This card is all about Security, but it implores you to be flexible in all things and let go! Next you move into the 9th card of the Overworld, telling you now is not the time to wait around and be Patient, but rather you've been given the go ahead to intensify your focus on a project. If by this time of the month you are questioning decisions you have made, this card indicates that you did indeed take the correct path for all involved. You round out the month in the darker aspect of the Empowerment card which is the 5th in the Overworld section. When we see this card come up typically it means that you need to watch yourself. Although mid-month you were making plenty of correct decisions, maybe things went to well and you got a little to high on the horse. You are considered a leader, be sure that your decisions are being made for the good of all and not for just you.

Libra - You start out February with a reminder from the 3rd card in the Underworld series entitled Familial. However, this is not as it seems, the card does not suggest you connect more with family but rather you look beyond your role there and see how you can make the world your family. For instance, a wife becomes a mother, as the children grow Mom is no longer a person, but a role, a thing that you are. This cards asks you to go beyond the Mom role, take what you have learned there and from all of your other past influences, genetics etc and apply it to a more world wide vision. Next you move into the Magus represented by the Butterfly God it is a card of deep transformation indicating that your already heading into your next evolution. You end the month with an Intercession from Alchemy! This card reminds you that the only limits you have are those you put on yourself. Remember the journey back to Creator is all about breaking down barriers & illusions we have built up around us.

Scorpio - The month starts with you looking to the South giving you a strong sense of connection to others and strengthening of your emotions and the ability to really reach bottom of the barrel issues that you have stuffed away. The 8th card in the Underworld series lets you know that you have moved beyond physicality and are truly ready for spiritual reality. To the Mesoamerican people this was a Galactic reality, their First Mother and First Father lived near Orion's belt and so this card is aptly named. You end with the 10th card in the Overworld Series called Manifest however, it comes in at it's darker aspect tell you that the end of the month is not a time to sit on your butt and get complacent but rather one to rise to the challenge and bring down the obstacle blocking your pathway.

Sagittarius - Your month is full of Days Sag! It starts with Day 6 (Instinct) which tells you now is the time to really make a concerted effort within your relationships and community. It's really important that you also keep a world view of everything that you do! Next you move into Day 9 (Persistence) which challenges you to learn self-control and find the triggers for your not so wonderful behaviors. You end the month on the 13th Day (Knowledgeable) bringing with it a need to compromise and be flexible in your current situation.

Capricorn - You start the month with an Intercession by La Reina (and no I'm not talking about Mambo LaReina from Mystic Seekers Radio, Tuesday nights @ 11pm on I'm speaking of The Lady of Guadalupe (which btw if you use her green candle to help bring what you want it REALLY works well!) this card comes in to remind you that Love is the glue that holds all of our worlds together and La Reina will aid you to tap into that. With it will come a sense of compassion, firm faith & a need to help others which will in turn help you. Next you move into the 10th Day (Authority) which tells you to learn patience, practice patience and to take direction from the people around you! You end the month with the 1st card of the Underworld indicating that you are able to make changes even down to the Cellular level, however you may be preoccupied with the physical world around you. The challenge in this card is to change perspective and not let yourself get bogged down by 'stuff'.

Pisces - Point your focus West dear Pisces the energies there are trans-formative however it takes on a little bit of a different meaning, it is not just transformation in your personal life but actually much larger than that. Aspects of the West also include communication, cooperation, and adjustment so at this time it is really important that you work with others and communicate clearly with those around you in order to adjust to new situations you find yourself in. You hit Day 12 (Emotions) mid-month which encourages you to be open and honest with the people around you, don't suppress negative feelings but learn to deal with them in new and creative ways. You end the month in the 20th Day (Simplicity) which challenges you to learn to handle disappointments from yourself or others, mostly due to setting possibly unrealistic goals. It also says that in a perfect world everyone would be fair, but at this moment you have to find a way to get used to the unfairness of others decisions and judgments.

*images used with permission from Schiffer Publishing LTD

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tarotscopes for the Year 2013

Am I the only one who felt the growing pains of 2012? A great year but with such a trans-formative number as 5 an equal part male & female number it was all about constant change. I am happy to see us settling into a nice solid 6 for the year of 2013 this digit is considered one of the most harmonious in the 1-9 series as it gets along with most all other numbers! It is considered the number of motherhood, caring, nurturing & sacrifice. The number 6 typically favors the underdog in all situations too!! What I love about the number 6 is it gets over the hump of the 9 year cycle. Expect a lot of rather strange events, particularly in the areas of nature & politics! This year will also emphasize the idea that the world is getting smaller. You will want to watch things on a more global scale as we begin to see how things around the global truly do have an immediate effect on us. A lot of people slated 2013 as a year of spiritual awakening, I consider it to definitely be one small part of the giant puzzle for this year. I believe a lot of situations will be coming to a head as the nurturing nature of 6 pulls out issues like a dentist does teeth.
This month we are doing our '2013's Theme' readings! Find out what your personal goals, lessons or achievements will be and how to get there in 2013! This month I am using the Fenestra Tarot by Chatriya! A gorgeous deck, with fabulous artistry published by U.S. Games! I remember working at my first metaphysical shop, this deck was there and I admired it, with rich detail & beautiful double rose on the back of each card. I wanted the deck pretty badly  so I'm excited to be adding this deck to my collection & to bring it to each of you! Each of the cards are illustrated in soothing tones, I particularly love the almost stained glass look that is given to them! They are more traditional than some of the decks I've reviewed in the past such as the Transparent Tarot by Emily Carding (who by the way has a deck geared toward the dog lover that just came out) or this past November's Inspiration for Survivors deck by Aunia Kahn & Russell J. Moon.
The beauty of this deck is in it's versatility & simplicity. It sticks to the same set up as the Rider-Waite but can have mass appeal in its eclectic characters! From Egyptian influences to Japanese anime like figures there will be a card in this deck that fits your taste. Even though the portraits themselves range from all over the globe the running theme of colors ties it all together nicely. This is a great deck for anyone, beginners, intermediates or advanced!

Capricorn - Happy Birthday Capricorn!! 
Theme: Your personal theme this year is the Empress and woman full of life & pregnant with ideas. She is the go to girl to get the ball rolling but not necessarily the one to carry out the tasks. Follow your creativity this year Capricorn where ever it may lead!
Challenges: One of your biggest challenges this year will be in relationships as depicted by the 2 of Cups in reverse, misunderstandings, insecurity & stubborn attitudes will lead to drama & trauma. 
Achievements: Your biggest achievements will come from the sector of work/money this year is one of extras! Don't be expect this year to be easy though you will have to work hard but it will be completely worth it!

Theme: This year the theme for you is the Fool, this does not mean that it is time for you to act like a fool, although I feel you should always keep open to having fun! You should however, be prepared to get a little spontaneous, you will begin to feel restless and may be even ache for some changes to come around mid-year. This is also the year for you to take initiative, no time to sit on your laurels, you've already been planning now you need to take action!
Challenges: The 5 of Swords reversed indicates that this year will be a big challenge in the way of decision making & submitting. Do not allow yourself to be intimated this year you are meant to learn to stand on your own to feet & voice your opinion. There will also be a lot of harder decisions that need to be made, rather than waiting to see what Fate has to say take control!
Achievements: 2 of Pentacles say that harmony will come in around you this year Aries! Balance is yours, also you will have the added ability to see things for what they truly are, rather than getting caught up in the illusions that we create. 

Theme: The Moon marks 2013 for you as the year of spiritual awakenings & transformations! Not every change will be on your terms, but embrace them nonetheless!
Challenges:  The 7 of Swords reversed presents your obstacles for this year, mainly, allowing yourself to say,"I can't do it on my own' and seeking out advice from other sources. The other big challenge is to look at all possible long term outcomes rather than having a 'here and now' attitude or worrying about what will happen a year from now. This year challenges you to look at ten or twenty years down the road.
Achievements: Commitment & devotion are your achievements for 2013 whether you are gathering devotion from co-workers & loved ones or finally getting the commitment from your other half or a raise from your boss!

Theme: The Magician is your guide of 2013! He tells you to use your skills with determination & not to wait for opportunities but take initiative to create them!
Challenges:  The 8 of Wands tells me you will stand at a crossroads during this year Gemini, and it will be a big one! There is an opportunity to make a new way, to take a different road to reach your goals or to continue along the same path that you've already plotted.
Achievements: You have the lovely Page of Coins in your achievements sector! A messenger of hope & material gain! Expect a possible windfall or great news that will definitely make your year!

Theme: The Wheel of Fortune asks you to let go of control this year & let Destiny guide you to your path & successes. 
Challenges: Change is your challenge of 2013 Cancer, as depicted by the Knight of Wands, learn to adapt quickly if you want to excel!
Achievements: The 10 of Cups indicates contentment, happiness & a sense of dreams realized in relationships & family!


Theme: Keep your spirits up this year Leo it is not the time to have a negative attitude opportunities are on the rise for you this year says The Star! 
Challenges: 10 of Wands indicates that this year you need to be careful of co-dependent relationships, your priorities & burdens. This year is one to clean house and let go of negative influences on your life.
Achievements:  The Page of Cups brings word of cooperation, and passion. You will find your success by following you bliss & your love for what you do!


Theme: Aim for leadership positions Virgo, so says the Emperor. This year is also one to stand by your convictions rather than playing it safe and submitting to ideas that you may not agree with.
Challenges:  This year is really going to challenge our determination, as the 7 of Cups reversed indicates. Look for a lot of situations where you are being questioned or the people around you doubt your success. Don't let that hold you back though, it's a life lesson!
Achievements: Expect to reap the rewards of all your hard work for the past couple of years! The 7 of Pentacles indicates that you will be making a nice profit off your labor!


Theme: The Chariot rules 2013 for you! There is no better card in the deck to have when you want a victorious year!! Tap into your determination and will to make the best of the situations coming up this year and know that all conflicts or issues will settle down very quickly & most likely in your favor!
Challenges: The biggest challenge for you of 2013 comes from the Knight of Pentacles reversed as we see you becoming a wee bit of a workaholic. Be sure to temper your work with enough play!
Achievements: Expect a lot of recognition and success this year. You will achieve the fame, notoriety and financial profits that you aim for!


Theme: Death visits you in 2013, no not the physical kind! Expect transformation and rebirth this year, the end of one path to begin another! 
Challenges: This is the year to battle fears and anxieties. A lot of situations will creep up that challenge you to face the things that you worry about the most, whether it is a cheating spouse or the feeling of failure. Face them head on and realize feelings are not facts, merely our mind trying to protect us.
Achievements:The Three of Pentacles gives you recognition for your creativity & craftsmanship. Look into ways to get yourself & your skill set into the spotlight! Once you've opened up the opportunity it is all gravy!!


Theme: Justice grants you balance for 2013. Embrace it, the year will not be dull but it will be in order. Expect routines that have been established to continue and finances to be in accord.
Challenges: The Queen of Swords reversed tells you to face gossip mongers head on and to remove toxic people from your life no matter how close they may be.
Achievements: The 2 of Wands tells you to go after your dreams! This is a great year to start or grow your own business! Expect a lot of achievements around work & finances this year.


Theme: 2012 was a hell of a year for you. The Hermit tells you to take some time out this year and reflect both on the past year and in upcoming situations. It is imperative that you take a moment and retreat into yourself prior to making any decisions this year Aquarius, no impulsive choices!
Challenges: There are some opportunities to create the change that you are looking for this year, however the challenge lies in the amount of determination and focus it will cost you to create it. For the typically lackadaisical Aquarius it may be a little bit more than you are willing to give, however, that is the idea of challenge....can you do it? That is what the Ace of Swords intends to find out!
Achievements: The 9 of Cups gives you the extra oomph you were looking for in order to help you out with your challenge this year. It is a wishes fulfilled card, so put your energy out there, this is a year of manifestation for you Aquarius! Take advantage!


Theme: Temperance tells you to take a moment in 2013 remember everything in moderation, that is your mantra for the year. Especially as you dive headlong into new projects!
Challenges: You biggest challenge is to learn to RELAX!!! Enjoy your respite rather than trying to buck against it, take hold of your solitude and allow yourself sometime for looking inward. Patience is also a necessity this year as things move pretty slowly particularly in the first half of the year.
Achievements:  I would say you are getting to good at your work, efficiency is your strong suit this year don't expect just to catch up but to ACTUALLY get ahead!! This in turn may be part of the reason why things seem so slow and easy around you rather than the chaos you may be used to. Embrace it!!

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