Weekly Tarot 2/13/2017 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Weekly Tarot Reading: ūüďÖ Monday, 2/13/2017 ūüĆü


Card 1:
“What Is My Greatest Potential This Week?”ūüĒģ: 9 of Swords

The best way to deal with anxiety is to use it as fuel for action. Now I am able to redirect the energy of my worries into excitement that I harness to fight through fear to personal victory. ūüĆü

Card 2:
“What Is Being Asked Of Me This Week?” ūüĒģ: Ace of Wands

My task is to get back in touch with my creative roots. By revisiting my artistic origins, I reinvigorate my vision and revitalize my personal power, which means that whenever I share my next opus, the impression I make on the world will be stronger and more inspired. ūüĆü

Card 3:
“What Mystery Is Being Revealed To Me This Week?” ūüĒģ: 10 of Cups

To see how the imagination impacts reality can be a trip. Having a clear vision of my ideal life is an intention unto itself, and the results I manifest in this phase of my life will be enough to suspend any disbelief that might have kept me from achieving my dreams. When the image of the fantasy to which I aspire is specific, then every action I take will move me to its realization, and that is the best happy ending anyone could ever imagine. ¬†ūüĆü

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daily 4cast: 7/4/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Moon [in Aquarius] opposite Jupiter [in Leo]
Moon [in Aquarius] trine Mercury [in Gemini]
Moon [in Aquarius] sextile Uranus [in Aries], Pallas [in Sagittarius]


Everyone’s goal is to find contentment, but if you have to broadcast yours, it makes everyone else wonder if you’re trying to compensate for something you lack¬†by being unnecessarily extreme. True fulfillment doesn’t need any over the top proclamations. An¬†incredible experience will always speak for itself, so all you have to concern yourself with is living it up like you’re supposed to.

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daily 4cast: 6/5/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Mars [in Gemini] sextile Jupiter [in Leo]
Moon [in Capricorn] square Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Capricorn] sextile Chiron [in Pisces]
Venus enters Leo


Today is the start of something extremely fulfilling, so if you’re not excited about your current situation, just know that the process begun today will take you far¬†beyond the limits of what you previously imagined was possible. Everything, all the chaos and confusion, it will all suddenly make sense. This clarity will¬†inspire your next move, and you will maneuver confidently, boosted by the belief that you are being divinely guided.

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daily 4cast: 3/6/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Moon [in Virgo] trine Ceres [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Virgo] square Pallas [in Sagittarius]

The support you need to cultivate abundance is easy to find. The fruits of your labor are likely to have already sprouted and could possibly be blooming for the world to admire, but you still have to tend to them lest they suffer the tragedy of a premature death. Like all artists, you are “sensitive about [your] shit”, and today in particular may find you zealously protective of the creations that you have set free into the¬†occasionally cruel world. With intuitive intelligence and conscious comprehension of subliminal messages, you¬†perceive¬†potential threats a mile away, and so you¬†are¬†quick to defend any project that means something to you. Honor your foresight and take preventative action if need be.


Your capacity to identify highly conceptual patterns with exacting precision can be overwhelming. According to your calculations, everything has its rightful place, but what happens when one of the pieces of the pie defies your attempt to compartmentalize it? Continue reading

February Playlist & Black Music in Post-Millenial America [#MonthlyPlaylist]

i’ve been making monthly playlists since september 2009. it’s a form of stress relief when i’m feeling anxious. after making a few of them, i found playlisting [yes, it’s a verb]¬†was a way¬†to capture the zeitgeist by strategically stringing together about an hour’s worth¬†of new-ish songs¬†so that they make a statement, a document of the collective unconscious if you will.


the new playlist i just arranged is a tribute to the creative versatility and fierce spirit that lives within african diasporic peoples, as well as our ability to thrive in the midst¬†of adversity. every song represents a specific region, a particular sound, and a unique expression of melanin-imbued brilliance. one could say the range of this mix is disparate, and on one hand that is true. on the other hand, my goal is¬†to both celebrate and stimulate the afro-geographic conversation by connecting each sound in a way that conveys a more comprehensive experience of African descendants living¬†in the American twenty-first century. this is my perception of what’s like to be black in the new world, illustrated sonically for your listening pleasure.

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daily4cast: 1/20/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Aquarius New Moon [Sun + Moon conjunct in Aquarius]
Uranus [in Aries] opposite North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Capricorn] conjunct Vesta [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Aquarius] sextile Saturn/Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Aquarius] semi-sextile Ceres [in Capricorn], Neptune/Mars [in Pisces]
Sun enters Aquarius

Something from your inner being is coming into existence, but you still want to keep it close to your heart at this time. You have the rest of forever to share it with the world, but today it is a part of you, and you are whole because of it. Regardless of what you when you’re on the clock, take on the role of manager at home and make sure everything is taken care of while you still have a chance. Soon, your little creation will be thrust into the forefront of the world, so use this moment to fortify, secure, and condition in the sacred dimension of domesticity.

If in the past you have sabotaged your growth due to slapdash presentation, develop an awareness of how to communicate your intentions with a balanced combination of confidence and clarity, so that objective is more likely to be received. Before we can even expect The Others to comprehend our brilliance, we must first ascertain our aspirations. Only then can we successfully asser our endeavors Assess your artistic process through alternative eyes.


Reflect on your daily routine. Write down three activities that you enjoy everyday, especially if you enjoy them in the privacy of your own home during your free time. Take those three things, marry them under more singularly concentrated context, and generate five specialized “job titles”, like the ones people put on resumes to make themselves sound more important. Continue reading

cotton & lace [#ScrambledArt]

forgive me if it seems like i’m coming apart at the seams

i’m just dressed in daydreams of a different time and space

where cotton and lace weren’t such oppressive creations

how many threads does it take to keep the fabric from breaking

when the shirt gets way too worn and the fit becomes too tight

because the friction of a growing body is an inevitable part of life

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the alchemist: 6/29/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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it is easy this week for us to identify exactly where we are losing life force energy by giving away our power. there are many ways we keep ourselves powerless without even realizing it. in order to bring these unconscious tendencies into the realm of awareness, we must honestly assess the interactions and activities that leave us feeling drained.

the crash of disappointment that is experienced after the false fulfillment of temporary satisfaction is an indication that we are wasting our energy on instant gratification and superficially quick results rather than exercising the full potential and focused patience of true power. is it easy to believe that we become more powerful by controlling external circumstances, specifically the people in our environments, but that is untrue. by focusing on manipulation of the “other” to get what we want instead of trusting our ability to successfully navigate any possible scenario, we actually forfeit all self-control, rendering us powerless. when things don’t go our way, many of us hold grudges that affect us adversely while the objects of our contempt are living their lives, unbothered and empowered by our resentment. obsession, addiction, attachment, the list goes on, and these are all ways we unknowingly relinquish our personal power. as the self-sabotage becomes clearer, the next logical step is to change our ways.


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be a masterpiece: 5/18/14 [#MyBestWeek]

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as evidenced in a variety of enduring magnum opuses, many people of many cultures and eras believe that we are all intrinsically connected. does that mean we should deny our unique experience and super special perspective? absolutely not! we must individuate ourselves (a strong “damn it” feels appropriate right here, yeah?). if we don’t leave our footprint on the surface of the earth, were we ever even alive? if the upside down sun isn’t shining, then there is nothing to see here folks! apathy, fatigue, and the depletion of life force energy in general signify either an unconscious blockage of self-expression or a wasteful expenditure of vital power that leaves us exhausted. how can we expect to create a signature by which to be remembered if we are not performing full out? life is no dress rehearsal.

some facet of our personality is being stifled whether or not we realize it. in order to continue the healthy development of the ego, we must shed light on the aspects of our being that have not yet been integrated. by acknowledging the entirety of who we are, we free ourselves to live fully in alignment with the whims of our creative will, which range from romantic to risky. whichever end of the spectrum our recreation takes us, it’s all in good fun. there is nobody else quite like us and if that doesn’t inspiration the extension of self, then leo is not the king of the jungle. even if we are not proud of everything we’ve experienced, we still have the authority to celebrate the totality of our existence for the sheer fact that there are no duplicates. way past one in a million is who we are.

if there is ever any uncertainty regarding the root of our self-consciousness and the obstruction of our eminent potential, our partnerships serve as a mirror if we choose to see ourselves in others. we attract those who are meant to refine us in some way, so sometimes it may feel as though we are in abrasive relationships. peaceful exchanges are preferred in the 7th house, but edgy interactions are indicative of the bits and pieces of our personhood that we must be conscious of in order to generate the amount of fuel necessary to sustain the animation that is playing out around us.

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the edge of realization: cardinal grand cross [#StarsAndSymbols]

one minute the gears are grinding¬†at an alarming¬†speed, the next minute they have come to a screeching halt. one false move and the whole¬†apparatus could implode. with all this starting and stopping and suddenness of movement,¬†it is impossible to anticipate what exactly will happen next. i¬†guess it’s best that we expect the unexpected. or maybe we should not to expect anything at all. realistically speaking, how can one accurately anticipate something that has never before been experienced? one can surely try, but it will be hard. there is an increasing uneasiness that many of us are feeling the world over due to a seemingly insurmountable inner friction, but instead of stressing, i suggest we channel this rigid anxiety¬†productively to manifest success.

hitting snooze too many times because you drank too¬†much at your best frenemy’s housewarming party the night before only to get¬†pulled over for speeding on the expressway¬†en route to work¬†knowing damn well¬†you were supposed to open today and you’ve already been late 2 times in the past week and you just hope the car doesn’t still smell like yesterday’s hotbox… that’s what this COULD¬†feel like.


no pressure, but truth of the matter is that¬†we are on the brink¬†of an epic¬†conflict,¬†and “easy” is not a befitting¬†adjective.¬†this may sound intimidating, but before we retreat into defense mode thinking others are out to get us, we must recognize that this battle¬†exists within us. our internal struggle may be triggered by outside influences, but these are just projections. taking responsibility for our actions¬†in¬†relationships and owning up to our external circumstances are necessary to reclaim our personal power, not to mention¬†the difference between steering the ship and playing passenger to another captain. it is urgently imperative to remember that although we may be fighting against the world, the same war, the very source of our outward ambition,¬†is being waged within. the moment we accept this as a cross to bear, regardless of its heaviness, is the moment that motivation to win will overcome us.

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