Thursday, August 17, 2017

speed is the key

I'm a space girl
Pass me that aeroplane
I've got to go now
Speed is the key

~ Speed Is the Key, Sugarcubes
Buckle in, Sugar! It's going to be a wild ride! The 8 of Fire is all about speed and plenty of it. If you're not flying along at a breakneck pace then things will, most assuredly, be flying in at you. So gird your loins.

Typically, the 8 of Fire flies in on quick messages, e-mails, phone calls ~ all such mercurial stuff. And it's all red hot: late-breaking news, situations requiring immediate attention, flaming arrows.

So.

Look for, hopefully, good news today. And, in my book, no news is good news sometimes. If there is no news worth mentioning, then be prepared for a very action-packed day with one thing after another needing attention. Pass me that aeroplane.

The Everyday Tarot

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

slither

Life's to take,
Says the talking snake
Everybody should be happy

~ Talking Snake, Iggy Pop
I rather like snakes. However, this one is slithering through, bringing with it small irritations and hassles. The 5 of Fire can make for a spiky day. On the one hand.

On the other, it could be vigorous challenge, shaking off the dust of ennui. Maybe you're fixin' for a fight. (In which case, refer to this.) There is a fire in the belly, a need for instigation and rousing. Perhaps you've been complacent for too long. Then the snake is rising, like Kundalini, breaking through all that complacency.

So.

It may be a day of minor scrapes and petty arguments. Or it could be a day of hearty competition, getting the adrenaline pumping and moving you into action. Either way it's up to you, Buttercup.

The Everyday Tarot

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

lions and tigers

Cry me a future
Where the revelations run amok
Ladies and gentlemen
Lions and tigers come running
Just to steal your luck

~ Especially in Michigan, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Our mother duck has returned with a different flavor. It could be a day when things don't make sense. Words seem like gibberish. The work you're handed is one great pile of insanity. Lions and tigers come running . . .

The nice thing about 4's is they're pretty stable. Let the 4 of Earth be that sense of stability. Again, this isn't about being miserly or grasping. You are allowed to call boundaries for yourself. You are allowed to hold on to your hard-earned position, work, sanity. Let the mother duck's nest be a place you mentally come back to when situations seem to be spiraling out of control today. Eat well, take a breather ~ seriously. Do what your body needs as the Earth element rules the physical and anything you can physically do, safely, will help release tension and retain some composure.

So.

Try not to sweat the lions and tigers. If you're reasonably well-fortified, they may pass on by leaving you with your luck intact. You have permission to sit out the crazy until it subsides.

The Everyday Tarot

Monday, August 14, 2017

respect

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me.

~ Respect, Aretha Franklin
Turkeys get no respect. It's been said they could have been the national bird, but a loftier avian was chosen.

Fine.

In the Ace of Air, a turkey feather is held as offering. It is an affirmation in hand. An affirmation of standing in Truth, of standing in community, and of maintaining clarity. The mind is clear and sharp, words flow easily, and things get done. Especially once decisions are made.

Looking at the Turkey as totem, we find virtues of abundance, connection, resourcefulness. Good decisions can be made with these virtues in mind today.

So.

Be clear. Keep your head in right-minded thinking, but don't let others determine the course of your day. Respect yourself and others will respect you. Break it down like Aretha.

The Everyday Tarot

Sunday, August 13, 2017

tracing lazy circles

Tracing the circles
Moving across my eyes
Lying on a ship
And gazing at the western skies
Tracing lazy circles in the sky

~ Amerigo, Patti Smith
The Star Trek Going Boldly thing might apply, but Patti Smith's Amerigo came to mind immediately. I'm running with it. There is a feel of creating one's own original plan in the 2 of Fire. Be bold enough to stand up and initiate that plan.

This might be a day of your Work In the World. What ideas are sparking in your mind? What is your baby right now? Seize this moment (carpe diem, baby!) and run with it. Only you have the authority to take your dreams and ideas to fruition. It's in your hands and the world is your oyster. Crack it open (mind the pearl) and suck it down with a glass of champagne.

So.

Stand tall. Look out upon this world and know you control enough of it to make stuff happen. Enjoy the view! It's all yours in the making.

The Everyday Tarot

Friday, August 11, 2017

same as it ever was

Letting the days go by, water flowing underground.
Into the blue again in the silent water.

~ Once In A Lifetime, Talking Heads
Or maybe it's feeling more like this.

Our Son of Water has surfaced again today. Yet he is here with a sense of Overwhelm. The water is flowing too quickly. Even stopping to take a drink is a rushed process. With summer coming to a close in my neck of the woods there is a sense of urgency. Certainly the question of where the hell the time went ~ tempus fugit and all that ~ is uttered more often lately.

This is when Time is like water. Like a river. You could be standing on the shore watching the water flow on by. Or you can jump in and go with the flow. I know Our Son of Water would prefer to see you swimming along. He's like that ~ dreamy, easy-going. There is a quote about the past and the future, that all we ever really have is the present. Rather than drowning in doubt and worry, why not stand in this moment and let Time take you along? In this manner, you are always in the Present. It is the gift that releases you from those doubts and worries.

So.

Don't stand stranded on the shore. Jump into the River of Time and let yourself flow along. Yes, summer is coming to an end (or winter for other folks), but it's only part of a cycle. We can't be stuck in summer all the time. Let yourself find Beauty in where you are right now as you drift along for today.

The Everyday Tarot

Thursday, August 10, 2017

stand!

Stand! In the end you'll still be you.
~ Stand! by Sly and the Family Stone
Truth be told, given how my morning is going thus far, I'd rather sit this one out. However, it seems I won't be allowed such luxuries. So. Here we are.

The 7 of Fire comes to tell us we need to stand up for ourselves. The good thing is we're on the high ground here with a fair vantage point. We can see what's coming and can prepare to deal with it. If you've got convictions, you're good to go with employing them. You have certain rights. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The 7 of Fire doesn't mean to come off as aggressive or entitled, but it's likely a situation has occurred before that puts you on the defensive. There's nothing wrong with keeping a weather eye out for fuckery, but don't inflict it on others.

So.

Stand, as Sly says. In this circumstance you're all you've got. It's up to you, Buttercup. Step up.

The Everyday Tarot