Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Readings by SunChariot Newsletter
January 2013 Edition
Volume 5, Edition 1
Welcome back to the Readings by SunChariot newsletter! And welcome 2013!

I have to say that I find January's a wonderful time of year. The start of a new year for me represents a fresh new start, where we can leave what was not working for out well for us in the past and start anew. A time of new years resolutions when we can create what we want  of our lives and of our selves in the new year. Wen I was a little girl, at the end of each year by mother would draw us a calendar shaped like a leaf and at he end of each year, we'd turn it over and symbolically turn over a new leaf. :-)

Oh, here's something I wanted to tell you about. I just recently discovered where you can find groups in your city that meet and discuss common interests. I joined a few spiritually based ones, and am now taking a 9 week course on spiritual insight starting in early January, that I am very excited about. I find it never hurts to find something that you feel excited about to work on during the winter, Keeps your mind off of whatever the weather's doing. LOL

Also this January holds even more of that newness for me. My old day job wound down in December, and I will be starting off in a totally new one this January. Now interestingly, we're entering 2013,  And 13 in Tarot is about something ending to make room for something that is meant to come and that will be much better for you and make you happier. So I am full of hope and faith on this, and I know this change is for the best.  No doubt, I just know that is how life works for me, and especially this year. Not to mention that 2013 if you add up the numbers....2+0+1+3=6, and 6 is the number about love. So I think this is just going to be a great year for us.

Since this is a year about knowing that what is ending is for the best, and anything that ends will only do so because something much better is meant to come from it, I believe this will be a good year, a year of really having open trust and faith in life. And when we have that and can let go of what is not faith and trust in life, that frees us up to really enjoy our lives and to be more spontaneous and playful. And to be in the present moment and take all the joy there is to have from it,

So that is where I am this month of January. And those things mentioned above are what i want from this shining new year. And I suppose you could call them my new years resolutions.


(Oh and by the way, I made this edition of the newsletter long enough that once again it won't all fit on one page, so you may have to click the "Older Posts" button at the bottom of the page to see the end of it)


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Happy 2013!

Quote of the Month

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should try to make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.

--Ron White

Not that I am a big drinker, LOL  But I loved the idea of this quote, not to mention that it gave me a good laugh. :-). I believe that we, each of us, has our own unique talents. And when we combine our talents with those of others we can create something between us that is more than the sum of its parts. :-)  For. me, its about making the best of what you have using the best of who you are. And combining the best of who you are with the best of someone else and just watching the magic flow. 
January 2013 Contest

With the year 2013 spread out before us, full of potential that we can make anything we want of, i am making this an anything you want it to be contest. The winner gets to decide between a 3 card Tarot reading, a 3 card Oracle reading, a 3 card angel reading, an 8 Rune Rune reading, or a 9 card playing card reading. You get to decide which best suits your needs and I do the reading. :-)

It's all up to you, It's your year and your reading to make the most of. :-)

To enter the contest, click here.

In the Comments section, just write "January 2013 contest" along with the country you are in (feel free to just put the first initial of your last name if you want)

The drawing will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2013  and will be announced in the February 2013 edition of this newsletter.


Last Month's Winner

The winner of last month's contest was Nancy E from the USA. The prize was a 4 card Angel reading. :-)

Congratulations Nancy for being the last contest winner of 2012!

We'll be in touch soon. Looking forward to talking with you, doing your reading and seeing what the angels have to say for you. :-)

All the best for the upcoming new year!


Tarot Demystified

What you should expect from a good reader (and what not to)

I wrote on this topic in my newsletter a while back, it was likely over a year ago.  But I thought it bore repeating.  While there are some very good readers out there, and some excellent ones too, there are also some who are a bit unscrupulous and even downright crooked and dishonest. Something which breaks my heart. Unfortunately sometimes people run into a reader of the latter type and lose all faith in Tarot. Which is such a shame as it truly can be one of the most amazing things life has to offer, when done properly,

I think this is always an important topic as it can help non-readers to differentiate between the different types of readers and hopefully to see when something is not working as it should in a reading and to know that that is not now things should normally be. These are my beliefs on what a reader should and shouldn't be or do

What you should expect
  • If you come to a reader for a reading, it's all about you. It's not about some hidden agenda, it's always about meeting your needs in the best way.
  • A good reading should always leave you in a better place than before the reading took place. It should offer hope, insight, healing, answers, solutions,  be empowering, and/or give you needed information to make the best decision in the situation.
  • A good reader should have a code of ethics that they adhere to and don't deviate from. There may be certain types of questions they are not comfortable with and won't read on, and they will be able to give you a valid reason why.
  • The questions asked in a reading should be answered within the scope of that reading. It does happen on occasion though that we ask a question and the cards avoid the question in favor of telling us something we need to know more. But it is never appropriate for a reader to tell you you need additional readings to find the answers or even of ask you if you want them.
  • True caring and empathy are important parts of it.
  • A good reading should be complete unto itself and a good reader will be open to answering any questions you have about the reading afterwards.
  • A good reading should contain information specific to your situation and not just information that would apply to anyone. Eg telling someone, they will meet someone new in their lives this month, or they will feel a bit confused over something this month could apply to anyone. (You may at times see some of this in my newsletter readings as those readings need to apply to literally hundreds of people at once, but a personal reading is a very different thing). But telling someone that their boyfriend who has been afraid of commitment will suddenly change his mind and decide he is ready, just for example, is specific as it presupposes a boyfriend who had a fear of commitment and that does not apply to everyone.

What you should not expect
  • A good reading should never make you feel scared or negative in any way. This can be a well known scam. Unscrupulous reader sometimes charge minimal amounts for the reading and then tell the querent that something is very wrong in their lives and for a large fee they will fix it or sell them the cure. If you ever run into this, it's a pretty well known scam... Never trust a reader who does this. They are  generally making it all up and just plain being dishonest for their own personal gain.
  • A reader who asks you not to discuss what came up in your reading is one not to be trusted  Normally once you have a reading it belongs to you and you can do anything you want with it. Also a good reader would be happy for you to share,  as word of mouth and positive feedback are always helpful. If a reader asks you not to share what came up with others, something is wrong. I once heard of a whole classroom who all went to see a Tarot reader as a school assignment. The reader took them one by one and told each of them not to discuss what she had told them. After the experience, they all did discuss it together and they realized she had told them all the exact same thing, pretty well word for word. Someone who does not want you to discuss things has something to hide.
  • It is not appropriate for a reader to ever tell you you need another reading, or to even suggest it. Worst of all to ask when you would like to schedule another reading. None of those are appropriate.
  • It is also not appropriate for a reader to malign other professions and tell people they should come to them instead of visiting a professional in another field. I once had a rather persistent and annoying would be reader for me who kept sending me unscrupulous e-mails about how how people with emotional problems should never see a psychologist but should consult her instead. While Tarot, in the right hands, can be a wonderful enlightening is NOT ever a substitute for needed medical help. Or real therapy  Or legal aid. A good reader will tell you this outright and even refuse a reading to someone whose needs are best served by a professional in another field.

Coming next month: Not all Tarots decks are are created equal.

New Toys

I just got this recently and I thought it was just the most amazing thing! So naturally, I just had to share. It's the AirWick colour changing candle. Mine is Apple Cinnamon, which just smells amazing.

The candle literally changes colour every 1-2 seconds or so,  Yes these are ALL photos of the exact same candle.. If you turn oft the lights its just mesmerizingly beautiful and in my opinion a great meditation tool. I just adore this! There are a few more colours in there, There is yellow and violet in it too.

If you can get your hands on one, just turn off the lights and enjoy! :-)

New Toys 2

Here's an update on the New Toys section from last month, about crystal balls. Besides the blue one, I now have these two as well, that are also being a total joy in my life (the first is selenite, which I've always loved)

Learning how to use them has been an amazing experience for me. And I have been seeing more and more. It started mainly with symbols, like a heart or a footprint, but lately I tend to see faces more *which i believe are one of my angels and one of my spirit guides)...and sometimes I even hear messages. Things are evolving and growing with practice. Fascinating thing is a crystal ball. I wouldn't have missed this experience for the world. (of course anything spiritual fascinates me, LOL)

 I have been getting more and more  real and useful  messages from it. The most notable for me are about oneness and connection, and the reading that told me to never ever be afraid of love. And some very good relationship advice too on how to open my heart in a situation that was scaring me and making me pull back from it.

Just in case you are at all curious, the book I have been using to learn (that was recommended to me by a dear, dear friend is called "Crystal Ball Gazing: the complete guide to choosing and reading your crystal ball", by Uma Silbey. It's pretty comprehensive and it's been teaching me a lot.
Also, in case you are interested: here is the site where I bought my three crystal balls.

They do ship worldwide and for myself I was quite impressed with them. They have beautiful gazing balls and stands for them, and I've found them a great company to work with.

So there you go, that's my newest hobby. It's been an amazing journey so far for me, so I wanted to share that with you here.
Reading About 2013

Since we are at the start of a new year here, which is always such an exciting time, I decided to pull some cards for you to find out what you can expect from 2013. The deck I used for you is a Tarot and a very unique one. And if you know me I love a good and unique deck.:-)  it's one of those where the Majors have been rethought out and renamed. And I adore those decks. I like a deck that makes me see the world in new ways.

This deck is called The Vision Tarot, and is by Dirk Gillabel. I find it reads very well and has some beautiful imagery. I asked two questions for you:

Question 1: What will your life teach you in 2013?

Card 1: 3 of Earth (R)
How to take the building blocks your life gives you and build (construct) things in a different way. This card says you will find a better way to build what you want in your life.

This is the 3 of Earth reversed and the suit of Earth here is about goal setting, and how to carry out your goals in the best ways. A reversed 3 is about change and transformation. It says that you will find a better way to accomplish what you want to ( a better way to set and carry out your goals to arrive at where you want to) and that you will abandon your old ways of doing so in favor of the new ways that you learn this year.

These new ways will take you to new heights. And help you "climb the ladder" to even greater success in your life.
Card 2: 7 of Air (R)

While this card may not initially look like a good thing, ultimately it is. The card is not saying that you are going to learn to be confused this year.  That would not make sense as that is not something we learn. Instead it is saying that you will learn NOT to feel confused about something that has felt confusing to you in the past. You will learn something, find the missing piece of the puzzle, that will release any sense of confusion and help things make perfect sense again. When we are confused, there is something we are missing (not seeing or not understanding). That piece of the puzzle will fill itself in for you in 2013.

This is the 7 of Air, reversed. Air is about our thoughts and way of thinking, naturally enough as that is the source of any confusion. And a reversed 7. for me, is all about hope and faith. So really this card is saying that in 2013, something that is confusing you will be cleared up. And when it is, you will be left in a positive place, with a lot of hopeful thoughts about the future of the situation and faith in life and in any others involved.  All the conflicting thoughts will be pulled together and make sense. You will be able to see the situation clearly.

Question 2: What new and exciting things will be available to you this year?

Card 1: 4 of Air (R)
This is the 4 of Air, reversed. Air is about your thoughts and way of thinking. A reversed 4, for me, is about taking things slowly and carefully. Thinking that you have to take  things slowly and carefully as the situation is delicate or risky. Obviously there is nothing exciting or fun about that. And that in itself is not the message here.

What this card is really talking about is a situation in your life where  you have felt you need to do that, to proceed with caution. A situation where you felt you had to be careful, move slowly, and/or not make a move until you felt sure of the consequences of it. Where you could not feel free to openly be yourself.  This card is telling you that in 2013 that situation will change and you will feel secure enough with it it open up fully and let the rest go.
As this image shows, you will enter a place of beautiful, light-filled openness in this situation. Things will finally feel natural and as they were meant to be. You will reach the place where you feel fully free to be the person you were meant to be in this situation. There will be a real sense of relief and enlightenment.
Card 2: Lovers (R)

Love. Deep and real love. Very very probably this refers to romantic love. The energy of love with be available to you in very real ways in 2013. This is a card from the Major Arcana, so this tells you that you you will be learning some important life lessons about love in 2013. And given the question, what you learn will feel new and exciting. It will be a happy time. it's all good.

It's all about closeness and embracing your loved one close to you and to your heart. it's about the loving energy you two can create together, the energy of love. it's that floating on air feeling, where you don't feel your feet touch the ground. Oneness, embracing the similarities and energy and connection between you fully and marvelling in them.

The feeling that the world is new and wonderful. What can I say this is a wonderful card to get here. I was glad to see it myself. as these readings apply to me too. :-)

Card 3: of Water (R)

 I just find this image SO beautiful and serene!  Your life will give you the chance this year, and encourage you, to  look inwards and explore some parts of yourself you may have been ignoring or even unaware of. Finding these parts of yourself will help you see your inner beauty, your true self, and your connection to others around you and to the world more clearly. it will help you see who you were born to be and to become that person in more and more real ways.

This is the 3 of Water, reversed. It is a card from the suit of Water,not of Air. Which is interesting as you'd think introspection was more a function of our thoughts than of our feelings. This says that what we are talking about is  a time of a deep examination of your feelings, what they say,where they come from, if what you are feeling is working for you and leading you to where you want to go in your life. And if not why not and how to change that.

This is also a reversed 3 this says that in 2013, you'll come to a place (after some introspection and inner examination) where your feelings about certain thing will change completely. You will abandon something in your old way of feeling about certain situations, in favor of a new way so feeling about them that will make you feel happier inside and lead to better outcomes in the long run for you. And this will be an exciting thing in your life. it will feel new and exciting and so will your life and you/ 

Asking About Life

I was thinking lately about the role of play in our lives, and playfulness. In childhood it seems to be something that is so second nature and we do it spontaneously without any thought to it. We just act from our true inner selves and that's what comes up. Then somewhere along the line (maybe at a number of different places), we are told that this is appropriate, that we have to grow up and act mature and take life seriously...

Not that we don't want to take our responsibilities seriously or face them in a mature way of course. But sometimes along the way people lose touch to greater or lesser degrees with that spontaneous playful side of themselves. Some seem to lose touch with it almost completely. And in my mind it is a good and positive thing. And part of the joy that is life. And so i decided to ask about that for you this month.
The deck I used here is called the Inner Child Cards, by Isha and Mark Lerner and Christopher Guilfoil. If is a Tarot and the one I felt could best answer the question for you here. The Inner Child Cards is just a huge deck. LOL It is by far the largest I have. I love it for that. Just using it makes me feel like a child again, as the large cards in my hands remind me of what a regular deck felt like to me as a child. Love it for that. Puts me right back in childhood. Also it is a very playful deck, and one that features childhood stories, fairy tales and activities.

The questions I asked for you this month where (and I have to say that I just loved these answers)  :-):
Question 1: What can we learn from the way children play that can enrich our lives as adults?
Card 1: flipped Guide of Swords (R)

All  3 cards in Question 1 were flipped cards. A flipped card is a card that flips out of the deck during shuffling. Flipped cards are important as they indicate messages that we are being asked to really stop and think over. A flipped card says that there is something in the answer that you will understand on a deeper level after you mull it over a bit.
The Guides in this deck are what would normally be the Queens. And this is the Guide of Swords, about our thoughts. This was also a reversed card, and a reversed Guide/Queen for me is related to Divine guidance, or saying that if you pay attention your life will show you the right path.
The first part of this answer is that a child at play is not over-thinking or over-analysing things. He is just following his feelings and instincts. He is open to his intuition and his imagination can run freely. There does not have to be set rules and he can make them up or change them at the spur of the moment. And that encourages creativity and it allows and encourages him to see things in new ways. Things do not have to be set or to take a specific form. It's just make believe after all. One minute they can be a movie star, and the next a teacher. And it can all change in a moment.
This is a card from the suit of Swords. So it is a card about the way we think, as adults. And as a reversed Guide it says that our lives do give us signs and hints on how to proceed in the best ways. But these often come to us as intuition.  The more open and free we feel inside the more easily we can sense them. And the more regimented we are inside, if we sense the best path for us is outside of the norm we may dismiss it as something we just cannot do.
The image shows a man, with this path laid out before him. And yet there is an obstacle blocking his path. And there he is immobilized, looking backwards and thinking out what he did in the past in similar situations, what worked then and what didn't,  what he was told in the past he can and cannot do and be (and has bought into)...And he's stuck there.  When if he let go of the past baggage and just really imagined ALL the possibilities, really lived them out in his imagination (even the ones that sound ludicrous) somehow that spark might go off and he might recognise the perfect solution.

Cards 2 and 3: flipped Yellow Brick Road (R) and Wishing Upon A Star (R)
These two cards form a card duo. They came out of the deck together and that means that their messages are very closely connected. They are meant to be take together here.They are also both cards from the Major Arcana. And that says that there are some very important life lessons that can be learnt from their messages.

Card 2 is Card 19 of the Majors, traditionally The Sun... but here it is called The Yellow Brick Road.  And here 4 friends set out arm in arm to reach a common destination. And that is also connected to the way children play at times. They sometimes all play together and work together using common rules that can be set out at the start. Eg when playing house..."You be the Mommy and I'll be the Daddy"...even as they are all free to be who they really are,  and are not hiding that in the context of the game.  And to just act from what comes spontaneously to them.

Or when two or more young girls play dolls together and they decide together before they start the situation that they/their dolls will be in, then pool their imaginations together.

This card is related to The Sun card, so there is that aspect to it of deep warmth, openness, healing, total acceptance. This is also shown in the friends here walking down their paths arm in arm, focusing on what they are sharing and on the similarities, not on their differences. In a situation where people are working together and each feels free to show and be their real selves, more warmth and beauty can come out. They are all heading down the path to a deeper sense of warmth and connection, closeness and feeling more and more at home together. Each being openly them and helping each other down their life and spiritual paths.

Card 3 is a card I just love. I have always loved to wish on a star, from as far back as I remember. And to tell you the truth, I still do it quite often. And in a sense, this is also a type of childhood game. Making a wish and watching to see what will happen can also be a lot of fun when you have faith that we live in a world where anything can happen.  There would be no point to it, or no fun to it, without that belief.
And that is also part of what it means to be a child, having that kind of faith in life, that anything can happen and  in happily ever afters, and that all that we want can happen if we wish it so. I had to stop and think for a moment on how this connects to the message of the last card, but it does in fact.
That faith in life that you can wish for something and it will come true, that life is on your side no matter what, and that you have that faith in happy endings,....all this frees you to focus on the warmth and connection with others. It allows you to focus on your similarities not on your differences. The differences become irrelevant if you believe wishes come true. And if you believe that. nothing anyone can say or do can really harm your future. In that case why not focus on what you all have in common and on what brings you closer together. With that deep faith behind you, your spirit can rise up and do some great things,. And you can become bigger than you ever thought you could be.
Question 2: What does spontaneous playfulness add to life?
Card 1: 2 of Wands (R)

This is card from the suit of Wands, which is about what we create of and from and with our lives. And it is a reversed 2. A reversed 2, they way i read is about accepting things fully, and/or seeing things in new ways.

The first part of the answer from this card is that being in that playful state of mind means you are open to new things, To be in that state of mind means not being bogged down by thoughts of what we should or shouldn't do. Or what the world or we should be or shouldn't be. We just are.  We are open and free to imagine anything. And we cannot create what we cannot first imagine in our minds. So that is huge.

Also, we are fully in the present moment, when acting spontaneously.That total acceptance of things as they are and knowing that all is right and well with the world has to be there first. When we are concerned about something we don't tend to be spontaneously open and playful. So that is what is at the base of it that trust in life that is and will continue to be just as it should be and that brings its own rewards.

And yes it does allow us to see things, ourselves and the world in different ways. As for the image itself, the girl in it represents us, in relation to the question.  She is looking into the water and seeing her reflection., And the butterfly wand she holds is about creating something deeper and better of her life. Butterflies are about inner evolution and growth for me. And this says to me that not only does play and playfulness lead to inner growth in children, but that is can and does in adults as well.

The reflected version of herself that she sees wears more flowers (is even more beautiful). In this free state of mind she is more fully able to see all that she can be, to see and visualize herself as the best version of herself she can be. That that too is an important step to creating and becoming all that you can be.  In a spontaneously playful state of mind, there is no negative thoughts in the way or holding you back. And nothing in your way.
Card 2: flipped Guardian of Swords (R)

This was a flipped card, a card that flipped out of the deck during shuffling. And that means its asking you to stop and think over the message here and saying there is something to be gained by doing so.

And this is the Guardian of Swords, reversed. Swords are about our thoughts and our way of thinking, the ways in which we usually think of and view the world. The Guardians in this deck are what would normally be the Kings of the deck. A reversed Guardian, for me, is about destiny and fate, things that are intended or meant to be.

This part of the answer simply says that being open to life and spontaneously playful is the way we are meant to think. We are meant to see life and the world as a place where we can feel free to do that and to be our true selves openly. And to feel safe to so so. That is the message of this card.
The image itself says a few different things. The Sword and the rose at the bottom say that we are meant to think of life and the world in love-based ways. Our thoughts on that are meant to grow in that way (the ivy twined around the Sword = growth). We are meant to think of/see see life in love-based ways, through the eyes of trust and joy and optimism. 

And at the top of the image, is an angel wearing a suit of armor. Whether or not you believe in angels, the message is the same. That we are in fact safe to open up and be spontaneously be open and playful. We are safe to do that and it does lead to more happiness and will raise our spiritual levels.  We have what we need inside to handle whatever comes in style and grace. And yes, this card says that you are safe and your life will support you and work with you if you let go and act in those spontaneously playful ways. You are safe, if you're not used to it, try in small ways at first and see. If you are let go and try something a bit bigger, but you are safe to be your open, best, spontaneous and playful self. This card says that that is who you are meant to and intended to be. How you are meant to and intended to think. 

January 2013 Friendship Reading

I've finally decided to use the famous (some say infamous) Thoth Tarot for you here in my newsletter. it was created by Aleister Crowley, artwork by Frieda Harris. It's a deck that works well for me, and brings a lot of wisdom with it, and of course is considered of of the true Tarot classics.

The question I asked for you this month was:

What do you most need to know to make the most of what you have and what you will be given this month of January 2013?

And here is your useful and positive answer:

Card 1: Fortune

The first card for you here is called Fortune. It's a card from the Major Arcana and the Majors are about important life lessons that our lives are working to tell us related to the question asked. So there is an important life lesson that you are meant to learn by learning to make the most of what you are given to work with this month. These lessons are always in our best interests and enrich us in many ways.

The Fortune card says that something will happen in your life this month that is quite unexpected. It's the kind of card which says that you may have been expecting or planning for one thing, and then something totally different comes instead. It will come as a bit of a surprise. This is not at all to say it will be anything negative, but it will be unexpected and throw your plans up in the air somewhat.

The card image says to me that ultimately it is something that will benefit you and be healing to some ares of your life. Purple is the colour of healing for me. The 6 lightening bolts say that it will come into your life from a place of loving energy. It will ultimately be en-"lightening".  It will cause some wheels to turn and lead to certain events in your future.

Examples of this type of situation are when you are expecting to get a certain job or to buy a house you want and then it is no longer available and you have to get a new one instead. THEN at the new place you meet someone you were destined to meet, your soul mate or someone who becomes a dear friend.  Since you obviously cannot plan on meeting someone you do not know exists,  and you have no idea this person who you don't know could be important to you, ....AND the best place for you to meet them is there, then Fortune takes a hand and changes your plans to get in the right place at the right time.

But all the stars at the top of the image, and the Swords held by the beings at the top and bottom of the image tell you that the best thing you can do is to think hopeful thoughts, expect the very best and have faith, and those will truly be rewarded, more than you expect.

Change, especially when it comes unexpected, can throw us a bit at first. We have to stop and rethink.  But this card is telling you this change is truly meant to come to you to heal something in your life and it will be in your best interest. It just involves a little adjustment and hope and faith. All is working out in the best way, trust in that.

Card 2: Flipped 9 of Swords, reversed (Cruelty)

No this card is not saying anything negative is coming. Trust me on that. :-)
This card, and the next two, were flipped cards. And that means that the cards are asking you to stop and think about their message as there is something deep in it that you will understand on a deeper level after having thought it over a bit.

This is the 9 of Swords, reversed. And that is a good thing. Swords are about your thoughts, and they way you are viewing things. Your thoughts and beliefs on the topic

It is saying that your first reaction, when your plans are suddenly or unexpectedly changed might be to think that life is not on your side, that suddenly it is against you or treating you cruelly. Your first reaction might be to think that someone in your life is treating you cruelly.   But this card is telling you to look beyond that. And that if you look beyond that you will see the underlying truth.

This is a revered 9. Reversed 9s for me are about warmth, joy, happiness, healing, contentment, fulfillment, that feeling that all is right with the world, feeling full of positive energy. This IS the underlying truth that you can see if you look deeper. There is a pattern to what will happen, it is not random. It is meant to wash away anything that is harming you and leave only the best of what you need in your life to be at your positive loving joyful best.

This is meant as a cleansing experience in your life and it is meant to and will truly improve your life. Just trust that it is for the best, it is.  If it's a person in your life who starts acting different and in a way that feels cruel,this card says that  you're misunderstanding. Look deeper and you will find the truth. The true base of the situation is loving, positive energy.

Card 3: flipped The Chariot, reversed
This is both a flipped card AND a card from the Major Arcana. It is telling you about an important life lesson that your life is working to teach you this month, and saying that if you stop and think this over, there is something to be gained by so doing.

The Chariot says that yes you will be facing something unexpected., and that will make you stop and question and rethink certain things. it may feel a bit hard as you had things all planned in your mind and now you have to stop and re-plan.  But that is not really the gist of the card.

The real meaning of The Chariot is not so much facing some type of challenge. Instead, the real meaning says that IF you face it, face it with integrity, and do not give up, then you are guaranteed a huge success. There is a promise to this card that is at the very heart of it.

It tells you, promises you, that if you face what you have to and do not give up,  you are going to go on to succeed in ways that are deeper and stronger than you expected to. And that is WHY this change in plans came to you now, For that very reason, to give you the chance for this increased success in your life. Keep your hopes and faith up and don't give up and it is practically guaranteed.

 As for the image here, the suit of armour in reality says that you are safe. You are protected and nothing "bad:" is going to happen to you from this change. It also says that having a sense of humour about it will help a lot. :-) Looking for and seeing the humour in the situation will bring our your inner child in a  good way and be healthy for you here.

The image says don't get too mesmerized by the thought that things changed. Just think the kind of thoughts that are authentically you and come from the heart of that unique person you are and you can't go wrong.

Card 4: flipped 8 of Disks, reversed (Prudence)

This is the 8 of Disks reversed. Disks (also known as Coins or Pentacles) are about our goals, the goals we want to set to get to where we want to be, and the work needed to turn those goals into reality.  A reversed 8 for me is about romance. So we are talking about your goals now related to your romantic life. what you want to happen in that area of your life, why you want that, and once you are clear on all to best achieve it.

This card is called Prudence, so it is telling you that this month is not the month to rush into anything on that front, in your romantic life.   It says that before you take any steps to set your plans in action, stop first and think things over. Stop and be sure if the goals you are setting are really what you want, might they have any unwanted side effects, are they really best for all concerned, think of other alternatives....And then once you are really sure those goals are what you want, then by all means go ahead, but still tale things slowly and carefully this month on that front, when creating changes.

The image is one of growth, it is in fact a tree with springtime flowers on it. And that is saying that in each area of our lives there is a time when ti is best to push forward and a time when it is best to slow down. This month is has the latter kind of energy to it in this area of your life.  its just part of the natural cycle of all things. All things sometimes need a resting period, a breather. And sometimes the kindest, most nurturing thing we can do it is give things the time they need.

When I first say the Fortune card, saying that you would be facing something unexpected this month, I pulled one more card for you to ask how to make the best of this unexpected thing. And I got the card below:


This is also a card from the Major Arcana, so once again there is an important life lesson for you here  Art to me is about making a work of Art of your life, of what you are facing in your life. A work of art represents who you are to the world, shows your inner self, touches other people with it.

For one thing, this says to be authentically you. Show your true inner self to the world and act and react from that place.

Art is also a creative act, and this tells you that when you are faced with this unexpected thing, be creative. Expand your horizons, try to think in new ways, brainstorm, talk to others who think differently from you and learn from their ways of thinking. Turn of your thoughts and meditate or even draw or sketch or paint your ideas to get your creative juices flowing. or write a short story about it.

Finding new ways to find the answers can lead to new kinds of solutions.  Try to think outside the box.  the image shows that there are two sides to you, opposites like fire and water. One side is your rational problem solving side, and the other is your intuitive creative side. You are being told by this card that you will come to the best solution here this month by working with your creative side.  That is the side which will let you best sense the web of connectivity between what is best for you and why things changed. And that is an important part of the puzzle.

Well here we are again, coming to the end of this edition. Thank you for dropping by and letting me share with you. :-)

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