Tuesday, March 20, 2018


I swear the air softened and warmed as she moved,
the blue sky smiling, none too soon,
with the small shy mouth of a new moon.

~ Demeter by Carol Ann Duffy
Today marks the Spring Equinox in the Northern hemisphere. Technically, it isn't the beginning of Spring, but the middle of it. Spring began back on Groundhog Day aka Imbolc, Candlemas, Brigid. Half day half night means we're half way to summer. But I digress.

It is fitting, it is right, to see our Mother of Earth show her warm smiling face today. Everyone makes a big deal about Persephone's return and it is important, however, we are here with Demeter during those six cold months. We live through the long cold nights waiting for Her to laugh again. And so, today, She smiles.

Our Mother of Earth often personifies the well-grounded person (though the Tarot's court cards are gender-specific, their energies are not). This person maintains a safe, warm, loving home for family and friends. There is always food in the pantry and dinner is rarely late, requiring everyone to be at the table together. Our Mother of Earth is solid ground, comfort, ease, constancy, reliability. How might you embody a few of these qualities today?

Let yourself be grounded. Let yourself be present. From these two states all manner of gifts pour forth. You may find you're able to deal with whatever comes your way today simply because you're the rock. You may be the calm, steady voice of reason in a whirling dervish of words and activity. And when you've got everyone assembled and settled in, make sure they have a good dinner.

The Everyday Tarot

Monday, March 19, 2018

be not alone

When the night has come / And the land is dark /
And the moon is the only light we'll see / No I won't be afraid,
no I won't be afraid / Just as long as you stand, stand by me

~ Stand By Me by King, Leiber, and Stoller
The 7 of Fire often indicates a need to stand up for one's self, defend some turf, draw a line in the sand, declare a firm No to whatever nonsense has been endured. Today, however, may find you helping someone else. Perhaps taking a stand for them as they aren't able to. I'm not talking about coddling someone along or doing everything for them. (This will be where you'll want to take your own stand.) Standing by and speaking up at the right moment, offering moral support, and encouraging words might the be only thing needed.


Do what you can to be present for a friend in need. Or a stranger. You might not right all the wrongs in the world, but at least you'll help someone through a difficult moment. And that makes the world smile.

The Everyday Tarot

Thursday, March 15, 2018

don't think

And she was looking at herself
And things were looking like a movie
She had a pleasant elevation
She's moving out in all directions

~ And She Was by Talking Heads
The planet Mercury (y'know, the planet everyone and their mother is afraid of when it goes retrograde) is associated with The Magician. Mercury is the quick silver, the fast thinker, the clear communicator. Mercury thinks and acts on its feet. And that, my dears, is the energy The Magician is honing in on.

Today is not a day for hemming and hawing or second thoughts or long considerations. You will need to be on your toes and on the hop. Decisions will need to be made quickly and not deliberated on for long. Sometimes, the quick fire action is more to one's benefit.

Because, today, if you bog yourself down with too much thinking, it'll be difficult to get anything done. It is simply time to take action.


Grab the energy beverage of your choice, put on your winged sneakers, and run. There'll be little sitting around today. You've got work to do and there's no dawdling. May the Force be with you.

The Everyday Tarot

Monday, March 12, 2018

in between

I don't want you / But I hate to lose you
You got me in between the devil and the deep blue sea

~ Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea written by
Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Well, this is a fine pickle. The Devil likes a good pickle. Especially if you're in it. The Devil, and I'm avoiding gender specifics here, has a feeling of entrapment, having snared yourself between one thing and another. Both options have their merits. And drawbacks. You're possibly at a point where weighing pros and cons simply causes more anxiety. That, my friend, is exactly where The Devil wants you. Because, if you're stuck here, then you won't move forward with anything. A bedeviling situation.

So. What to do?

Well. Lighten up. The flip side of The Devil is humor. Tone down the seriousness of your circumstance. It's not always easy to find a good laugh while in the middle of a grim moment, but the magic of human wit abounds (if you're lucky). Use that magic. In using your wit, you may indeed out wit The Devil and shake yourself free of the shackles that bind.

The Everyday Tarot

Saturday, March 10, 2018

light speed

I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm gonna go go go, there's no stopping me

~ Don't Stop Me Now by Freddie Mercury
The 8 of Fire has us on the go today. Ideas are sparking and firing. Messages are on the wing, words on the wind, coming in hot.

You may find yourself in a whirl of lightening synapses and flying with prolific creativity. Greased lightening.

The thing to remember about the 8 of Fire is this: it's all in the air and looking for a place to land. It is up to you to build that landing strip. Make it visible from the air. Make it smooth and solid. Good, clear intentions are usually the best pavement for this landing strip.


Get clear. Now. Because whatever is coming at you is indeed coming in fast. If you need ideas to land (aka manifest), then you need to take real steps to do so.

The Everyday Tarot

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

survival mode

I should have changed that stupid lock,
I should have made you leave your key
If I'd known for just one second you'd be back to bother me

~ I Will Survive by Dino Fekaris / Frederick J. PerrenO
Okay, kitten. It's time to stand up to this thing you're going through. It's time to stop the mental ramblings that keep you locked in place ~ the repetitive thought, the recurring nightmare, the meandering maze of What If's.

The 8 of Air usually means one is locked into a fretful mental loop. She can't see beyond the fear or doubt. She is paralyzed by anxiety.

Not today.

Today, we will take back our ability to not only survive, but also thrive.

How do we do that?

Rather than focus on that which blinds and binds, focus on those feathers acting as a protective boundary. Change the stupid lock and get back that key. Because what's bothering you is likely to return again and again until the lesson has been integrated. It will take your involvement to declare an end to the nonsense and move on.


Stand tall. You may still have doubts and fears, but you are able to conquer them. Not with blind courage, but with a sensible, balanced approach. It's perfectly fine to be afraid. Sometimes, it's the thing that keeps you alive. Do not, however, let it keep you from having a life.

Monday, March 05, 2018


No, they whisper. You own nothing.
~ The Moment by Margaret Atwood
Justice visited only a short while ago. Which is mildly unnerving as the same sort of message is coming through. There is, of course, a slightly different flavor here. It's a different day. Like the spiral, we circle around a thing, but either in ever-widening paths or ever-contracting paths. So, in a way, one may bump into the same issue(s) again, but with a slightly different perspective. Hopefully, with a little more wisdom and knowledge.

If you can stand on that spiral and say, I've been here before. I know what to do. Well. That's a fine thing. Except the terrain here is slightly different from last year, last month, last week, yesterday. The definition of rightness may have shifted to the left a bit. You need to adjust for that shift. You can not own a moment as you can not truly own land. You're passing through so it won't always be like this. Whether it's perceived as good or bad, right or wrong. It is fluid and you are owned by the moment and need to respond accordingly.

So. If you're still with me . . .

Stand in rightness, but don't own it. It's not yours. Don't force an issue. Don't argue. Let the Spiral Path unfold and guide, but don't insist it's the only way. It's simply your way. There are as many paths as there are people. Let them walk theirs as you walk yours.

The Everyday Tarot