Weekly Tarot 2/13/2017 [#StarsAndSymbols]

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

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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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basic shapes: triangle [#StarsAndSymbols]

basic shapes: triangle [#StarsAndSymbols]

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“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:

1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation

Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.”

‚Äē Vera Nazarian

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daily 4cast: 3/1/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sunday
3/1/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Pisces] inconjunct North Node [in Libra]
Venus [in Aries] opposite North Node [in Libra]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Cancer] inconjunct Pallas [in Sagittarius]

It may feel like your ultimate objective is foreign in that it exists outside of you. It’s out there, but it’s not at all in close proximity or easy to reach.¬†You want it now without having to go out of your way,¬†but as you¬†are confronted with¬†the reality of distance, you begin to wonder if you even want it anymore.¬†It may¬†seem as if you¬†have to give up¬†the center¬†piece¬†to complete your puzzle, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to¬†see that doesn’t make much sense.

¬†¬†¬†Perhaps the direction toward which you are being guided isn’t in agreement with your individual value system. Maybe your idea of yourself and who you are and what you are capable of is incongruent to your aspiration.¬†It’s like you know your¬†calling, but you’re unsure of how exactly you are supposed to get from here to there without selling¬†your¬†soul or sacrificing the rhythmic style of your method.¬† So yes, maybe it’s not for you after all, but what if it is and you just haven’t seen it clearly yet?

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Instead of allowing your worries, neuroses, and self-proclaimed shortcomings to keep you separate from your sense of destiny, take all your personal resources and core characteristics and identify ways in which you can alter their respective functions, even if these alterations challenge your notion of the world and your unique existence within it. Continue reading

daily 4cast: 2/25/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Wednesday
2/25/2015
Starring:
Sun [in Pisces] conjunct Neptune [in Pisces]
Sun [in Pisces] square Moon [in Gemini]
Mercury [in Aquarius] trine North Node [in Libra]
Mars [in Aries] trine Saturn [in Sagittarius], Juno [in Leo]
Uranus [in Aries] sextile Vesta [in Aquarius]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Gemini] opposite Saturn [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Gemini] trine Mercury [in Aquarius], North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Gemini] square Neptune [in Pisces]
Moon [in Gemini] sextile Juno [in Leo]

What happens when you become one with the collective unconscious? Of course, your capacity to speak the language of #StarsAndSymbols is heightened, as you are tuned into a right-brained realm where articulation as you know it is utterly impossible. The logical conclusions and linear chronology of the ego dissolve, leaving behind only a misty apparition of what you once were, as the essence of your being surrenders itself to the endlessness of spirit.
If, on the other hand, you¬†resist this transcendent process in favor of your own man-made ecstasy, don’t be surprised when the structures of material world to which you cling are distorted in the most grotesque image of the other world that you are trying so desperately to avoid.

You have access to the psychic storage bin that houses the both the archetypes and zeitgeist of the humanity, and although your idea of reality is being twisted, it’s only scary when you try to escape it. Suppressing your super-dimensional connection results in confusion and deceit, and the space that was once so familiar will be perverted into something so ghastly, you will be impelled to run to the nearest temple and pray for salvation.

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If, however, you are willing to peek beyond the veil, the mysteries that eluded you will start to make more sense, even if you can’t explain it all in words. By embracing your bond with universal infinity, your awareness of your own sensitivity will increase as well as your ability to identify illusion. Continue reading

daily 4cast: 2/24/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Tuesday
2/24/2015
Starring:
Venus [in Aries] trine Saturn [in Sagittarius], Juno [in Leo]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Taurus] inconjunct Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Taurus] trine Ceres [in Capricorn]

Bust out the paper mache, it’s time for arts and crafts. If you’re free, commit yourself to a creative project of some sort, just to keep the juices flowing by¬†releasing the tension of pent up inspiration. Although you are more assured in your stylistic abilities, the piece¬†you’re working on doesn’t have to be your magnum opus, and really, it doesn’t even have to resemble “art” in the way that most people expect art to appear. Even the baker with the bun in the oven is an artist, but it is up to him to¬†consider himself so.

e4deae8181f7e420f95113f4447cf9acWhat’s most important is that you give form to the intangible images that have been gestating within the dark matrix your subconscious.¬†Like the mother who carries and births the¬†magickal creation through her private portal, you’re ready to express the labor of love that¬†has been growing within. You have cultivated your special talents for a long while, but are they actually real¬†if left unrealized in the realm of the unseen?

self-expression-paulo-zerbatoPhysicalizing your vision is as easy as painting your bedroom door a different color, or constructing a coffee table from the bits and pieces you find your recycling bin¬†for a customized classic. Maybe¬†your friend, the most popular teacher’s assistant at the local elementary school, needs help designing the costumes for the fourth graders production of “Wizard of Oz”, and you are the helping hand she needs to hot glue the rhinestones and sew on the sleeves. After the wardrobe is ready, why not spend the¬†night at an improv theatre, where you and your besties can get on stage and be possessed in the body by the spirit of “yes, and…” until you forget your name and who you came with?

The beauty of art is that it encourages evidence, so be bold, get messy, and leave a creative trace.

daily 4cast: 2/15/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Sunday
2/15/2015 Starring:
Sun [in Aquarius] semi-sextile Mars [in Pisces]
Ceres [in Capricorn] conjunct Pluto [in Capricorn]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Capricorn] conjunct /Ceres Pluto [in Capricorn]
Moon [in Capricorn] square Uranus [in Aries], North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Capricorn] sextile Neptune/Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Capricorn] semi-sextile Saturn [in Sagittarius], Vesta [in Aquarius]
Moon [in Capricorn] inconjunct Jupiter/Juno [in Leo]

What’s the point of trying to own anything when it¬†will all be taken away?¬†Maybe that’s¬†your mood today, even if you are still holding on for dear life, which you probably are. It’s just that the tighter¬†you hold, the¬†harder it¬†becomes to grasp¬†the¬†very object you¬†want to possess. Obsessed?¬†That’s an understatement. The real question is what¬†will you¬†do when you¬†inevitability announces itself and¬†forces¬†you¬†to relinquish¬†your coveted keepsake?

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As you flirt with the potential onslaught of death and grief, figurative or factual, you might not appear to be viscerally twisted as you feel inside. You much prefer to keep this traumatic process as private as possible. Separation is such an intimate circumstance, especially when you lose something that you allowed to become so vitally integral. Everything is happening so fast and you may not be afforded to time to process all the shock of it all.

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daily 4cast: 2/13/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Friday
2/13/2015
Starring:
Moon [in Sagittarius] conjunct Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Sagittarius] trine Jupiter [in Leo], Uranus [in Aries]
Moon [in Sagittarius] square Neptune/Chiron [in Pisces]
Moon [in Sagittarius] sextile Vesta [in Aquarius], North Node [in Libra]
Moon [in Sagittarius] semi-sextile Pluto/Ceres [in Capricorn]

Solutions to the trickiest troubles come instinctually today, like second nature. You have the innate ability to¬†comprehend the¬†grand scheme¬†while simultaneously¬†tuning¬†in to¬†the smaller patterns at work, rearranging them if you see something that could function more effectively. Try to recall a problem you put aside and chances are you will see it differently than you’ve ever seen it before.

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You are just brimming with original perceptions and one of them might make you famous. Anything is possible when you are at one with your creative potential. All you have to do is strategize, fertilize, and synchronize your actions with your vision.
That is the key to manifesting your conceptions.

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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.

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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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daily 4cast: 2/2/2015 [#StarsAndSymbols]

Monday
2/2/2015
Starring:

Sun [in Aquarius] sextile Uranus [in Aries]
Mercury [in Aquarius] semi-sextile Venus/Neptune [in Pisces]
Pluto [in Capricorn] semi-sextile Pallas [in Sagittarius]
Co-Starring:
Moon [in Leo] trine Saturn [in Sagittarius]
Moon [in Leo] opposite Vesta [in Aquarius]

Siblings, relatives, neighbors, and friends might be doing their own thing, just as you are, but exchanging socially with these people could stimulate your artistic process. and yes, you are an artist.

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When you’re so deeply engulfed in your own world, it is all too easy to overlook¬†the value of what The Others have to offer. If, however, you indulge in curiosity and¬†discover what’s been right under your nose in plain sight, you will find that your closest contacts, many of whom you may have taken for granted,¬†have some cool ideas which you just might be gifted enough to elevate¬†to a higher octave. Continue reading