Looking at Your Day

Queen of Pentacles, Steampunk Tarot, Amethyst, Barbara MooreMany people don’t know this, but I often pull a few cards each morning to see how my day is going. Today I drew the following from the Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore.

Mind – Queen of Pentacles, Reversed. Still worrying about money? Check. Being in business for yourself can be a bumpy road, and even when you have great plans in place you may worry from time to time. What if this product doesn’t sell? What if this launch doesn’t go well? Do I really have enough people on my list?

Add to that looking to move, and an estimated extra $13,000 needed for repairs and other things…and, well, that could make anyone’s head spin. Of course, when you are worried about money, where it’s coming from, and where it’s going, you’re blocking your natural abundance. Time to turn this Queen right-side-up, where she belongs.

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Body – 3 of Wands.

I have many different choices when it comes to what to do each day. Whether or not to eat right, exercise, meditate, or sit at my desk and work, work, work, all day long.

We all have things that make us healthy and support our bodies. These are represented by the 3 lights in the card.

However, many of us are still looking outside for more answers, or answers that we think will somehow be “better.”

Rather than spending all of your time and energy searching out there, it’s time to look at what you already know.

Rest in the assuredness that your current wisdom is enough.

 

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Spirit – 8 of Swords Reversed.

This card indicates that I have felt tied up for some time, at least as far as my spiritual life goes. These self-imposed chains are slowly shifting away, and pretty soon I will be free.

I have had a rough time with religion and spirituality throughout my life, but recently have started feeling more at peace with who and where I am.

This can have great impact on your business. If you are struggling spiritually, people will feel “off” around you, and often won’t invest with you even if you offer great products and services.

My new mentor Jenn August has a fabulous saying, “Energy before effort.” The past week or so I’ve noticed just how right she is. Once again I have people seeking me out and total strangers coming up to talk to me just because they can tell that I am happy.

Let your swords and worries fall away, and you will see your business increase.

Try your own Mind, Body, Spirit Spread today. It’s really quick, and you can do it in just 2 or 3 minutes. I’d love to hear about it!

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Knight of Swords in the Wizards Tarot

This weekend I finally purchased the Wizards Tarot by Corrine Kenner. Hooray! Unfortunately, when I took it to lunch and went through the deck, there were two Knight of Swords cards. What was worse is that the 10 of Cups was missing.

I had a good, long laugh at this. The Knight of Swords often comes up for me when I am too much in my head, forging along doing projects that may or may not be the best idea for me. This has been happening a lot in my business, where it has been “full steam ahead” for some time. Part of this has been my exploration of what I really want to do with this business and how I can best help other people.

Not all of it has worked out. Not all of it has felt right. But I have learned a TON from it, and can now help advise other people on the perils out there.

But back to my new deck: there was no 10 of Cups. If you’ve read my blogs in the past, you have heard me begrudge that I am not a “feelings” or “emotions” person. I have had a lot of trouble connecting with this aspect of myself, and for a while did a Mind, Body, Spirit, and Feelings spread every day. While it was somewhat helpful, I always hated turning over that last card. Even today I completely resist doing that spread. So for the 10 of Cups, which is often about emotional completeness, happy families, and the like to go missing, well, let’s not get too deep in analyzing that.

I will say that I was able to trade the deck at the store for a new one. A complete one. While Llewellyn (the publishing company) would have undoubtedly sent me a replacement card I didn’t feel like going through the rigamarole if I didn’t have to. Now my happy little complete Wizard’s Tarot is here.

I think I’ll do a Mind, Body, Spirit, and Emotions spread today and see what’s what.

Have you ever gotten a deck with missing, torn, or messed up cards? What did you do? Did it mean anything in your life or business? Let me know in the comments below.

Resident Evil

Today is my first post about something I really like: scary movies. I’ve been in 8 movies, and all but one was a horror flick. The other night I caught the first Resident Evil on television, and I thought I would do a spread about it using the Halloween Tarot.

 

 

Alice – played by Milla Jovovich, Six of Bats. This person is going on a journey. Is she leaving something behind or moving towards a better future?

During the movie, she just has to keep on the move to outrun the zombies and try to outwit the super-computer that is determined to keep everyone trapped inside the Hive of Umbrella Corporation.

Alice is holding a pumpkin and there is a figure beside her. She tries to help everyone else out and has a lot of compassion for the others, but not at the expense of her own life.

I always like the fact that they named her Alice when she had to go down the Rabbit Hole in the first movie.

 

 

Rain – played by Michelle Rodriguez, Three of Pumpkins. This is a person who is always trying to make sure things are in their place. She plays a strong military person in many of her movies. If she’s not in the military, she’s still a bad-ass.

Unfortunately, I always think Michelle is going to get killed off in her movies – not only does she die in Resident Evil (after turning into a zombie, of course), she also bites it in Avatar and Fast and the Furious. Oh, wait, scratch that, if you stayed for after the credits of Fast Five.

I don’t know why I always expect her to die. She only lost an eye in Machete, and she beat all the odds in Battle: Los Angelas (as far as I can remember). I’m thinking her comeback to the Fast and the Furious series will erase me expecting her death every flick. Fingers crossed – I’ll definitely be going to see the next one. (I’m pretty sure Vin Diesel is wrapping up filming for the next Riddick, and Fast Six should be slated to shoot next year – yay!).

On a personal note, I think she is really starting to reap some great rewards from all of the hard work she has put in over the years. I try not to read Tarot on people who aren’t here because it’s none of my business and I don’t want to pry, but I think this card says a lot about the actress as well as the characters she plays.

 

 

The Umbrella Corporation – Five of Bats. What a great card to get that sums them up so well!

Not only is Umbrella a greedy corporation that is money- and power-hungry, they are also very sneaky as well. In fact, some of the movies suggest they are downright evil.

I may be getting confused with the Resident Evil book series (yes, there is a book series!), but at some point there was something about them creating the virus so that they could sell the anti-virus and make $billions. If that’s not evil, I don’t know what is!

 

 

 

Zombies – Knight of Pumpkins.

Zombies are pretty dumb. They have been reduced to the basest of functions – the search for food. Unfortunately, they also now think food is humans’ brains.

One of the things that always confused me about zombies was why they never attack each other. I mean, zombies still have brains even if they don’t really use them anymore. Apparently, Simon Pegg also thinks this is pretty weird. In Shaun of the Dead he and his friends just “act” like zombies and stumble around, and none of the zombies attack them.

But in Resident Evil the zombies are pretty well contained. They are the 500 or so workers who got infected down in the Hive. So surely, they are contained and won’t be able to move forward like the Knight of Pumpkins.

Yeah, that never happens. No matter what, they’ll find a way to break out or the infection will find a way to spread. After all, there is a Resident Evil 2, 3, and 4.

 

 

 

What do I need to know about the zombies? Ace of Bats. This was pretty funny. All I can think of is if you see a zombie coming, RUN!

Pretty good advice, as far as I’m concerned. In all honesty, bats are about air and air is usually represented by swords and means intelligence or some kind of intellectual pursuits. So this card also means to keep your wits about you, especially if you do have to stop and fight. Just remember to conserve your ammo.

 

 

 

 

So what do you think about horror movies? It is the month of October, after all. I like to do Tarot spreads sometimes on movie and book characters, and will probably do a few more spreads like this before Halloween.