It’s my mind, and I’ll change it if I want to

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My Tarot Valentine 2021: Look to See

There us a feeling of newness and if expanding horizons. I think I see why the feeling to reach for the Heart of Stars deck (by Thom Pham, all rights reserved, used with pefmission). Superman ties today’s card to yesterday.

Remember how the Devil card hinted that it is far better to put your energy into being happy alone than to tie yourself in knots just for the sake of being in a relationship? It is better to be alone than to make your partner bear the weight of the relationship by hoping they’ll change or be different this time. It’s ok to be counterculture especially if that gives you the wherewithal to be loving and compassionate yo yourself and to others. Plus, perhaps more importantly, self confidence is sexy. Dare to be comfortable in your own skin and happy in this present moment.

The “superperson” in this case is someone who has conqured that. Imagine it us someone who has eeked out just a little more of that self assured, right-here-happy energy. This might be a hint of new love to come or a deepening of live already here.

The three of wands has a watching quality. Everyone wants to be seen and heard. Attention nourishes all types of love. Attention is a potent aphrodesiac if that is the kind of mutual relationship you are in.

Give your full attention to all those you love the most.

My Tarot Valentine 2021: It’s been a devil of a year

That’s fitting.

If there is a time in history for the Devil card to be the first Tarot Valentine’s card of the season, I suppose this would be it. The separation imposed by the Pandemic has been a devil of thing for a lot of people, especially those with very social or extroverted personalities. This year you can go out with your love interest and risk their death. At least it seems so here in the U.S. where so many people have done so many things so wrong.

If there is advice in this card in this context, it would be the same as every other year and Valentine’s season…don’t let loneliness drive you into making bad decisions. Never go into a relationship that you know isn’t right or safe just for the sake of being in a relationship with someone. Lonely hurts, but alone isn’t lethal.

In a sense the advice is also to be a Devil. Not to other people, but to preconceived ideas. Be a pink hearts and lacey romance rebel. It is OK to be alone. It is OK to not be in the mood for kissy kissy romance after the past year. It is OK to be an dark expresso latte in a candy heart world. Harm none, and do what thou will. Find love in what is, not what is wished for.

YouChoose Interactive Tarot: In Your Head

Make a general internet Tarot reading more your own.

  1. Take a deep breath and clear your mind as best you can
  2. Pick a card: left, center or right
  3. Choose on impulse or if you need a minute simply pause the video and restart when you are ready to see the reveal.
  4. Listen to the rest of the video and read below to get the full message for your week

It’s all in your head

When we put it that way, it has a dismissive, judgmental quality, as if we are blaming someone for making up an illness rather than acknowledging the fear, anxiety or mental illness that might be underneath it. Actually, something being ‘all in your head’ might be a good thing. Some pretty nifty stuff can happen in there.

Individual perspective can be a powerful thing. Shift the paradigm for a minute, and your whole world can change – at least for that minute. “All in your head” isn’t simply an out of hand dismissal of a hypochondriac’s complaints. Neitzsche put it that “There are no facts, only interpretations.” Or as Tim Burton put it “One person’s craziness is another person’s reality” Of course, there is Morticia Addams’ “What’s normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” and my favorite, J.K. Rowlings’ Deathly Hallows Dumbledore line “Of course it is happening inside your head Harry, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?” Perception so influences our interaction with reality, some have argued that perception is reality.

Put together, these cards remind us of that. Individually, the card suggests which lens of perception is the best filter to fit the energies for you this week.

Left: King of Swords. Swords are connected to the element of air, mental ability, intellect. Try to let your head rule. When you feel a rush of emotion, that is your cue to stop…look…analyze. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot, throw the baby out with the bathwater, or cut off your nose to spite your face or any of those other classic cliches. In Feng Shui, fire destroys metal, so don’t let passion rule intellect this week.

Center: Queen of Cups. If you selected this card, your individual advice is the opposite of the King of Swords. Cups are associated with the element of water, our closest relationships, intuition and emotion. If you chose this card, let your heart lead the way. Logic and science are important, but they don’t rule affairs of the heart. Love is love is love. Let the intellectual guards down, and let your heart out to take a peek around. Take a sip from the cup of life and humanity, then give a little back to the community well. Some small act of caring for another living thing, even watering a houseplant or fixing someone a favorite meal, or forwarding a cat picture on social media just to say hi…any and every little thing … feeds your heart as well as theirs.

Right: Ten of Pentacles. If you have been reading along, but chose this card, your call is to do both. This card has a very balanced, contented feel around it. Ten is the largest number card of the suit. Pentacles (in some decks coins) speaks to the physical and realm, so this max-coin card may bring a little money luck BUT it is also a reminder that money can’t buy love or happiness. Use your head to manage physical realm money and career things, but look to your heart when dealing with private live and loved ones.

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Imagine, execute, balance

Here is how the interactive Tarot posts work:

  1. Pick a card, any card. Actually, you get to choose between left, center or right.
  2. Pick on impulse or, if you want a little time to ponder or get a feel for which card is right for you, pause the video and restart when you are ready to see the reveal.
  3. Listen to the video interpretation and/or read the guidance for this week for the card you chose below.
  4. Any likes, youtube subs, blog or video shares, blog follows or reading orders you can spare are always, always appreciated!

You know how it goes…a journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step, and you have to have a plan before life and random circumstances can blow it to bits, so here is the main 2021 plan (she said as she puts on eye protection and readies the catcher’s mitt for the inevitable plan-schraphnel)

“YouChoose” interactive Tarot will post on the YouTube channel and here on the blog sometime between Saturday afternoon and Monday morning inclusive

Today’s Tarot with video will post both place on Wednesday morning. Ish.

Other days will have print-only content: Zombie Cat Answers (ask your free question HERE for Z.C. to answer in the blog) My Side of the Table, and other topics. Most other days. Some of them. I’m really hoping to be busy doing readings and/or selling stuff in the Etsy shop in addition to blogging.

The comments are OPEN so please feel free to send any non-spam questions or feedback. Tell me the Tarot content you would like to see, and I will do my best to try and create it!

When all the cards are taken together, there is a lot of active, creative energy and movement. The card you chose might be a hint where in the creative or project process is best for your attention because that is where the energy is flowing. The cards feel more aligned with their traditional element associations than with traditional meanings or the more contemporary ‘relationship with…’ meanings.

Left: Ace of Cups. Think water meets creativity. The energy here are raw creative flow. Imagine. Innovate. This is the early phase of creativity. This is the “dream it” part of “dream it and then do it.”

Center: Nine of Wands. This is fire and energy. This is the mid point of the creative process that moves from create to make. This is the part where you stop obsessing over planning and get up and do the thing. Execute. If you chose this card it is time to go all 80s movie montage on this – kick the tires and light the fires, baby!

Right: Two of Pentacles. The most balance-y card this side of the major arcana and Temperance. This is all fine points and fine tuning. Again I get three rotating points, like a juggler or a triquetra sort of shape. It may not be a literal three, but rather symbolic of many moving parts. If you chose this card, you might find yourself with a lot of moving parts to track. Earth is the element here, so stay grounded, centered…be the center of gravity around which all those moving parts move instead of letting them pull and drag you in every which direction. Spirit (energy, the collective unconscious – whatever you like to call it) has been into music the past couple of days. Here I’m getting “Loves Me Like a Rock” by Paul Simon. I guess it is oldies day in the spirit realm. But that is the energy of the card….earth energy, solid, centered rooted energy to keep your balance, not matter how many moving parts are whirling around this week.

Thanks for reading and watching! Best wishes to you for this and every week.

Today’s Tarot: No Grinchy Grudge

Connect to the life inside a task, connect to the fun and joy of a thing and it becomes easy. Begrudging what you do for others adds a ton of weight. Whatever you may do for others, there is something somewhere for. Cook a meal and you get something to eat too. Arrange a game for the kids, and you get to play too…or a moment to take deep breath while they do. “Either way, what bliss!”

What’s in a name? Could be a free reading for you

Help me to re-name the layout-formerly-known-as-seasons-of-the-year and I’ll do one of those readings for you by email (typed version with photo) at no charge. Detials here:

It’s just too soon. After the infamous Four Seasons Total Landscaping press conference, I can’t see the word “seasons” without giggling. ‘Year Ahead’ reading works, after all that’s what it IS, but something more creative might be fun for the holidays don’t you think? I got nothin’ so I need your help coming up with a new, fun name.

Comment on the page linked above, and the winning layout name (as chosen by me) will be announced here and on social media December 1, 2020. If multiple people submit the same idea, the first one received gets it. No monetary value, entertainment only, all policies and restrictions apply, void where prohibited, swim at your own risk, no lifeguard on duty, wash your hands and wear a damn mask.