August 2013

The Hanged Man ~ Give up Control! (Monday)

hanged man tarot card
The New Palladini Tarot
Things are in limbo right now for you, but don’t fret. The Hanged Man is here to remind you that enlightenment – and great ideas – come from giving up the struggle and choosing peace.

Avoid trying to change your situation. Instead, focus on changing your inner landscape – that of your feelings, thoughts and attitude.

You may think that things aren’t happening the way you had planned, but that just isn’t true!

Take a time-out from your usual monkey business and just wait for the aha! moments to come rolling in. It won’t be long now 🙂

Nine of Cups ~ Give to Yourself First!

fridays with veronicaVeronica Noir is a Tarot reader, dominatrix, exhibitionist and the Daily Tarot Girl’s evil twin. She has an unhealthy addiction to online shopping, watching kitten videos on YouTube and of course, trolling for younger men and lying about her age! Here are her words of wisdom…

nine of cups tarot card
Housewives Tarot

When I read Tarot cards, I like to make up pretend dialogues in my head.

I picture the chick in this card going “This had better be that gold plated vibrator I asked for and not some cheap crap from Wal-Mart again!”

And he’s all like “Open it bitch!”

Ahhh, the spirit of giving. How do you feel about receiving gifts? Pretty good?

What about receiving gifts (or help) from total strangers? Or those with less money than you? Or those with more money than you?

Giving and receiving can be fraught with tension. But the real question is: how do you feel about giving to yourself?

Make today a You-Day. Pamper yourself like never before. Take yourself out to lunch, buy something luxurious and impractical and take an hour long bath – but don’t be stingy with the hot water!

Once you are generous with yourself, you can be generous to others. Or you may choose to continue just being generous to yourself…that’s okay too – I don’t judge!

Four of Coins ~ Zap Poverty Thinking! (Thursday)

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Fairytale Tarot by Karen Mahony

Today’s Tarot card is the Four of Coins from the Fairytale Tarot and it is represented by the fairytale The Fisherman and his Wife (a story I loved as a child).

The story is about “poverty thinking” and feeling like you never have enough, no matter what your situation. It doesn’t matter if you live in a castle with trunks full of jewels, if you feel poor on the inside, you will never know true wealth.

So today is all about feeling abundant and wealthy. Feel as though you have more money than you need, feel what you think it feels like to have more time and energy than you know what to do with!

How you feel is more important than what you have. You can enjoy material riches only when you feel abundant on the inside, otherwise you will always be clamoring for more and never feel sated.

Strength ~ Let Your Inner Lion Roar! (Wednesday)

strength tarot card
New Palladini Tarot
Make peace with your ferocious side! Today’s Tarot card, Strength, is all about nurturing the beast within so that your animal-nature works for you and not against you.

Deny your wild side and it will tear you apart. Love it unconditionally and it will guard and protect you when you need it most.

When you are truly aligned with your inner strength, there is no need to be aggressive, defensive or manipulative. You will radiate a certain calm and confidence that no one will want to mess with!

One way you can do this is to think of all your “shadow” traits – all the personality traits you don’t really like about yourself. Now, see if you can think of the advantages to these “flaws”. You don’t need to indulge these shadow aspects, but when you accept them without judgement you are no longer split – you become whole and strong and this is what true Strength is.

Dealing with Increased Sensitivity (Tuesday)

angel card reading
Life Purpose Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

You are becoming increasingly more sensitive – especially over the past two years or so. This is exciting for you, but it can also be exhausting!

As the card suggests, you need to make changes accordingly. You may find that you can’t eat the same kind of foods you used to – like meat, gluten, sugar or dairy, for example.

Or you may notice that you need more “down time” than you used to in order to recharge. Being in crowded places affects you the most and this can either be an energizing or totally draining experience for you.

You have probably noticed that you are affected by others moods and feelings more now than ever before. Use this as a way to connect and help others, but don’t let it take you over and suck your energy. Practice clearing and grounding meditations to help you stay perky and uplifted.

I am really curious how you are experiencing this increase in sensitivity? Please feel free to share in the comment section below:) For myself, I have noticed that I no longer want to eat dairy, sugar and processed foods and my desire to watch TV and movies is steadily declining. My sensitivity to hostility and violence is way stronger than it used to be. And the weirdest part is…. criticizing others (even in my head) just feels draining to me now and not as enjoyable as it used to be!

King of Swords ~ Don’t be Afraid to Act Like a Humorless Old Man (Monday)

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Fenestra Tarot

The King of Swords is here to remind you to think carefully, be mature and don’t fall for any smarmy, charmy B.S. from anyone today.

You may be called upon to make some big decisions and you will do well to present yourself to others as a rational, level headed person (even if that’s not really the “real” you).

Someone may try to sway you with cheesy compliments and a suck-up attitude. Just stick to your guns and see through the act.

If you have a hard time relating to this King of Swords, due to his over-the-top seriousness, know that you have a bit of his personality traits residing within you. Don’t hesitate to let those parts of you shine today!

The Hierophant ~ Ignore the Control Freaks! (Friday)

fridays with veronicaVeronica Noir, the The Daily Tarot Girl’s evil twin, is a Tarot reader extraordinaire who gets her thrills by spying on neighbors with binoculars, doing nude yoga in her backyard and eating coconut ice cream straight out of the carton. Here’s her take on The Hierophant…

The Housewives Tarot

It’s Friday! Time to ignore the presumptuous dictators in your life.

Is there some douche-bag in your life who likes to tell you what to do all the time? Like a neighbor that tells you to stop doing nude yoga on your deck because he finds if “offensive”….pfffft!

Tune them out and get on with your fabulous life.

The Hierophant does not refer only to annoying people, but also to various forms of mind control, like the media which is constantly pumping out a barrage of depressing ideas and useless information. Your mind absorbs this junk like a sponge. Even if you are a smarty pants.

Try unplugging your TV and ignoring your newspapers for a couple of weeks and see how happy it makes you feel. Trust me, this works better than a Prozac-Cocaine cocktail and there are no side effects, unless you count unexplained bliss and non-existent anxiety.

If you get bored, just spy on your neighbors with binoculars instead of watching TV in the evenings.

An Empty Mind is a Happy Mind! (Thursday)

four of swords tarot card
Robin Wood Tarot

An empty mind is a welcoming receptacle for genius and inspiration! That is the message of today’s Four of Swords.

If you find yourself struggling to think straight, get things done or come up with good ideas, its because the chitter chatter in your head won’t shut up.

Try meditating today and think of your meditation time as a vacation for your brain. Try going ten seconds without thinking a single thing. Then try twenty seconds, etc, etc, until you have worked up to a whole minute.

You don’t have to think harder to figure things out, you have the think less – or not at all.