New Moon Tarot/Oracle for May 25, 2017

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The New Moon is Thursday, May 25, 2017, at  02:46 PM  Chicago time. The New Moon is at 4 degrees of Gemini and is a Super Moon a term we usually see with a Full Moon. For more on the Astrology click on the link and go to Astrology King to get the low down.  

Let’s see what the cards are telling us. This week I Chose the Revelations Tarot and the Wisdom of the Oracle to give us a full picture.

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The Hierophant almost feels as he is telling us to pause for a moment and collect ourselves. Do we have everything in order? Do we have a plan or are we just rushing in hoping it all works out for the best? Take a moment, survey the path that lies ahead of you. Is it where you want to be? That is the message this card is providing us as we step into the energy of the New Moon.

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The Four of Cups Reversed. The good news here is that you have more control. You get to pick and choose what you wish to be in your life instead of holding on to everything for dear life. She is actually joyful at what she is discovering. While there may be physical discoveries in your life that create joy. This will also be a time where you find joy in your self-discovery.  Don’t be frightened to try something new or for that matter to release some of the past. If you take a step back and reframe it you might look at the good you shared with the person instead of thinking of the bad. While remembering can be a good thing don’t get stuck in there. Let the negative aspects go and work on healing yourself. Remember you are in control and this is about you finding a way to bring more joy into your life.

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The Knight of Swords Reversed is showing us that we are ready to rush into things blindly and cut away what we don’t need in our life. We are tired of being stuck in a rut and know that we must embrace the coming changes.

Resting on the Hierophant and the Four of Cups Reversed: Know that while there is a lot of energy, you must remember that there is a needed plan in place. Yes, it is tempting to cut ties and collect all that you want but you have to remember that there is a reaction for every action. So be cautious as you make changes.

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The King of Pentacles right after the Reversed Knight makes me think of the Family Matters Character Steve Urkel saying; “Did I do that?” The King is almost stoic after his wild ride, really not so surprising when you consider the energy he used. For us, though this is once again making us stop and think about our actions. When one takes swift actions to change their life even in the smallest way there is bound to be a few people that will question what you have done. The thing is you are willing to listen to things others say you are not indifferent the only change comes as you will not allow them to steal your energy or change your mind.  You are listening to your gut and intuition and doing what feels right for you.

 

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The Fool says okay I listened but I’m off on my journey. You can join me or you can stay but understand you can’t stop me. You see what many don’t at this time. You feel you see your path of transformation and are ready to make it real. You’re ready to do the work and create your life with the way you see it. You understand that it may not be perfect but you also know that there will be lessons and joy on this journey.

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The King of Swords reversed some may say that he is blocking his sight but I feel it is more about trusting his knowing. Trusting his gut versus what may deceive that is in front of his eyes. This is a time to meditate and send the energy out to manifest your world. The New Moon is a perfect time to set your intentions for this cycle. Once you do and you focus that energy you might be surprised at how things move the way you want them too.

Now on to the Oracle Portion. The Oracle cards are a little bit of a guide on what you should do to achieve your attentions during this cycle.

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By The Book, what exactly does that mean? Following the same path, everyone else does. Subscribing to the same old norms and ideas. Sure they might work for some but there is also the possibility that you should write your own rule book to a certain point. While there are certain rules that are mandatory there are many that are not. So if you want to experiment with your dress and some feel you shouldn’t because you’re too old to wear that. There is a rule in some eyes as to what you can wear but whose rule is it? They may have a point if you’re showing off your goods to the world but if you are comfortable then it really shouldn’t matter.

So during this cycle see what rules really apply and what don’t. Remember this is about you changing your life.

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Truth Be Told – This card came up last weekend as well. In this reading, it is all about you owning your truth. Speak it proudly and understand some won’t agree. That’s fine as they have their own truth. We all live life and experience truth in a different way. My truth may not be the same as your’s but that doesn’t make it any less truthful in my eyes. This is one of our greatest flaws as well as our greatest gifts. It’s a flaw as for some a lie can still be the truth but the greatest gift is when the truth can offer so much clarity and freedom. So speak your Truth and say it loud and say it proud.  Well, not too loud that you disturb someone or get yourself into trouble. 😉

 

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All That Glitters – Certainly, we all know by now that all that glitters isn’t gold. Heck, usually it is gold plated and can even turn your skin green.  What does that mean for us? While you aspire to be another because of the success they have achieved, remember that you don’t know all that it took. While they may put on a smile and share with the world how fantastic life is they may be hiding something that you wouldn’t imagine. SO during this period instead of looking to be inspired by others. Look at yourself and see what you can create to inspire you. Be honest with yourself about your talents and embrace them. Know that by doing so you are being real and stepping into the strength of our journey.

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A Change In The Wind – This is where things get tricky. While this reading has focused on change when it arrives sometimes we are terrified of what it might bring. If we could be patient and let things unfurl we might see how good tings will be. Fear can make us stop in our transformation because life is much easier when we have a routine and we are comfortable even if we’re dealing with dark and depressing things.

When my Grandmother was in a care facility she would complain that her suite mate was stealing diapers and other things. She complained everytime I talked to her. So when it was time for a meeting with the administration I asked to have her moved. My Gram who was part of this meeting protested and said no she didn’t want to move. When we left the meeting I asked her why. She told me it was because she knew what she was dealing with and she could put up with it. She didn’t want a new suite mate as she didn’t know what she would get.  This is a prime example of blocking that change.

So know that change is coming and that you need to embrace it as it is time.

Best Course of Advice: Stop and take in all the details and make a plan. Enjoy the discoveries about yourself and the world around you. When you feel a need to break free from the things you feel are holding you back, stop and think of your long-term goal. Listen to others concern and then let them know of your journey. Remember to manifest your intuitions.

A Little Food For Thought: As we step into the New Moon this Thursday make your intentions and make them clear. Note that as you see the transformations in your life occurring it is not the time to back down and think that everything will work out because you put it out there. Yes, our intentions have energy and they can draw what we need to us. However, if we are not receptive or are not willing to do the work our fortunes can reverse just as quickly as they came to us. So remember to be clear and be ready to do what you have to, to bring things to fruition.

Whew, I know it was a long one but I think it should offer some direction and clarity. Hang in there, things are shaking up and we will see many changes in our daily world as well as our long-term views.

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Thanks for stopping by and reading. Have a great new Moon.

Dauna

© 2017 copyright D.M. Needom, Readings by Dauna and ReadingsbyDauna@aol.com all rights reserved. Except for the shared image from the Revelations Tarot by Zach Wong and images from Wisdom of the Oracle Divination Cards by Colette Baron-Reid

 

 

 

 

Weekly Tarot for May 7 – 13, 2017

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First up there will be a second post this week as there will be a Full Moon on the 10th. This week’s reading amused me as the final card is the same as the final in the New Moon from a couple fo weeks ago.  It’s fitting when I look at the cards that are leading up to this guy again.

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The Seven of Wands is offering me a bit of a different feel tonight. It feels as if your intuitive side is meeting up with your guides and ancestors. This isn’t something that you are consciously aware of as most of the time this is occurring when you are sleeping or at least in an unplugged state.  They’re trying to offer you direction and guidance. It is up to you to make the choice of what you need to pursue.

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The Ace of Swords is telling us to fly. We have the ability to see our truth and to speak it. It’s the time to follow our passion and release what has kept us grounded.  You are being energized and will find that ideas are coming much easier, could be with the help of your guides that you are seeing more of how things are interconnected.

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Eight of Cups is all watery including the sign of Pisces there in the Moon. The glasses are all submerged and it appears that he is reaching blindly for them. To me, this says that the choices that you are mulling over maybe made with your intuition.  Between the last card and this one, I’d say your dreams are leaning toward a much grander scale than ever before. Remember though for anything to take root you have to start simple and build.

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The Chariot is all about moving forward but now you have the illumination you need. Know as you charge forward that the water may be rough but you are in control.  You hold the reins as well as the light. Remember you have the power so charge forward.

Resting on the Eight of Wands and the Ace of Swords, use the connection you have with your guides and ancestors to move past the things that have blocked you. You can cut ties and own your true self. Know that you can fly above the things that have you tethered and will succeed, it is up to you to do what you must.

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The Nine of Wands is telling us that when we chose, remember to be humble. Even though we may see something grand we will only truly appreciate it if we work for it. Humility is something that will serve us on our journey. Also, know that even if you only chose one at this time you will have many more opportunities in the future.

Resting on the Ace of Swords and the Eight of Cups. Know that you’ve reclaimed your power more than that you’ve learned to trust yourself and your instincts. Offer thanks for what you’ve discovered and know to be true, more opportunities are coming your way, you just might not feel them yet. I say feel because you’ve plugged into your passion and that isn’t something we always see. It is more of a feeling.

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I said Passion and now we have the Two of Cups. Though for me this is never really about the ripping off one’s clothes off this is more about your partner and the one who you see as your equal. This is what helps keep you grounded on your quest. It could be special someone, it could be a family. Whatever it is that brings you joy to your home know that you need to embrace it because you’re going to find your first real supporters there.

Resting on the Chariot, if you’re not in a relationship you may find one coming in very quickly. This could be a new friendship, a romantic partnership or even a business partner. Whichever it is, be ready as there is one coming and it will be one that is very good for you and your move forward.

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The King of Swords tells us that this partner will speak their truth. They will be honest and fair but they will also offer you the chance to succeed. They will show you a path that they’ve taken and how they made it. Be prepared to impress.

Resting on the Chariot and the Nine of Wands know this is part of your journey forward. When this person gives you guidance remember to be grateful and humble if need be. This could be an opportunity that will change your world and give you that chance you’ve longed for.

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Okay, no lie when I looked at the Ten of Coins here the first thing that popped into my head was, ‘Here are the keys to the Kingdom.’ That my friend would be a rapid rise.  I’m sure it was just the key in the image, but if we look at the riches that is in the box you have to wonder if this isn’t more of a reward for our hard work. After all, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we get paid to do what we love? However, the other way to look at this is to think of all the riches in your life. Think of the things and people that make your life rich every day.

Resting on the King of Swords and the Ten of Coins if the bucks start rolling in remember to keep a level head and stay humble. As quickly as the riches come in they can quickly go away.

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Lastly, we have our old friend the magician. Spinning and creating all that we need. This is the biggest part of this reading. We have all of our tools and skills, it’s time to turn each one of them into something with meaning. Think of that lightning as the energy required for your magnificent creation. Be amazed as you watch it grow.

Best Course of Action for the Week: Connect with the message you’re getting. Let your imagination take flight and you will soon see the opportunities that are being presented.  Be humble and thankful for all that you have. Know that a new partnership is on its way and you will soon discover riches in many areas of your life. Lastly, focus your energy on your creations.

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© 2017 copyright D.M. Needom, Readings by Dauna and ReadingsbyDauna@aol.com all rights reserved. Except for the shared image from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot created by Ciro Marchetti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Tarot for April 30, – May 6, 2017

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Here we are at the end of April and the beginning of May, Mercury is about to start moving direct just in the nick of time. So, let’s see how the week is going to shake out.

This week I’m using the Revelations Tarot. This was a deck that a friend handed to me when I had forgotten my cards and she wanted a reading. Without question, I shuffled and did my normal full spread and read reversals and all like I had been reading with the deck for years.  This would be the connection I speak of when discussing choosing a deck.

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The Star is leading off this week. First up make a wish this is the time for it. People will recognize you for your good nature and all that you are giving this week. The energy you are releasing is very freeing for you as well so there is a method to your madness. While you may not think this is madness some will. Which leads us to the next card.

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The Two of Cups Reversed is a card where you will be out of sink with someone close. It could be simply that they thought you should be devoting your time to them or something they want you to do and not what you’re doing. Try and explain if you must but realize in some cases they aren’t in a position to hear.

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The Ace of Cups is telling us that all is not lost. It may take a little time but they will see things as they are and understand. This is a new beginning and you must realize that your partner has needs and all that they require is a little of your attention.

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Once you get that straight the Chariot is telling us to move forward with things but take time and enjoy the ride. There are lessons that we need to learn and beauty that we need to see. Drink it in. Drink in life and the experience and remember to enjoy the ride.

On top of the Star and the Two fo Cups reversed. Realize that many will view you differently. Some will adore and others will hate. The Truth is you have to believe in yourself and move forward.

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The Eight of Cups speaks to us about what we may loose on our journey. There will be some people who fall away and some things in our life will change. While we may experience sadness for the loss, we have to understand that growth changes us as well as the other people in our lives. Know it is okay to grieve but don’t loose yourself in it.

Resting on the Two fo Cups and Ace of Cups, this is saying understand that some will leave but don’t get so caught up in the grief that you miss those who are still around and the ones that are entering into your life.

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The Knight of Swords is telling us to charge forward and be fearless but remain focused. By moving forward we can work on reframing what we’ve been through and see things in a clearer light. Taking action we know which way we need to move and can take steps to get us where we need to be.

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WE started out the reading in the light and it appears we will end it the same way. The Empress is telling us to nurture ourselves as well as all that is around us. This can include but not limited to family, friends, animals and well the world around us. During this phase in our life we need to reconnect with nature and see the amazing energy every day that we’re alive.  So, if the weather is nice, kick off your shoes and walk through some grass or sand. If shoes or more your thing then at least take a walk on a path or even in your neighborhood. Reconnect and look at the beauty, if you look close enough you’ll see that there is even beauty in the decay of the world. Especially right now as things that have been dormant are returning to life.

Best Course of Action this week. While there maybe some victories this week there will also be losses. Know and accept that it is okay and it is part of life. Grieve but don’t let it consume you. There is still so much for you to do and to nurture in this world. Time to get moving and do what you need to do.

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New Moon – Solar Eclipse Reading for 2/26/17

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Here we are with a New Moon and a Solar Eclipse in the ninth degree of Pisces.  The Eclipse will happen at 9:58 am make a wish. Below I will post a link to give you a little more on the astrology of it for those who want to know. Because this New Moon comes with an Eclipse this reading will offer some themes that will play out throughout the year. Take note and keep your eyes open. This is a time of transformation and transition.

Below I will post a link to give you a little more on the astrology of it for those who want to know. Because this New Moon comes with an Eclipse this reading will offer some themes that will play out throughout the year. Take note and keep your eyes open. This is a time of transformation and transition.

Today, I’m using my Revelations deck by Zach Wong. The deck is a very unique deck as it allows for reversals more easily than others. The colors and images work to offer a vibrant deck. It is one of my fave decks and I enjoy sharing it with you.

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The Queen of Wands reversed is telling us to be crafty. You may feel that you are master of your domain and it is time to shake things up. Hmm, but how do you do it. This is the time to release the old things that are holding you back. Those attachments are no longer serving you and it is time to let go of them. There are new things coming and they are others that are watching you and see you potential they will help you in the next phase of your journey.

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The Four of Swords Reversed is telling us that it will not be easy to move forward. You may become a little battered and maybe even worn down but ultimately the change will be worth it.  Know that on this journey you may need to stop and take a rest and that’s okay. Be gentle on yourself and forgive. Even if you felt you’ve done nothing wrong forgiveness is always good for your heart and soul.

THe Hanged Man Reverse

The Hanged Man Reversed is telling us that sometimes we need clear illumination to move forward. We need to look at the situation honestly and see the truth. We are truly in an age of transformation. There are many things coming and going. If we meditate briefly on the choice that lies ahead we might find what fits and what doesn’t in our lives before we step in a direction we shouldn’t go.

The Sun

The Sun is showing us our success and the joy that comes with it. We are creating our reality and our world. We are looking at ways to make things come together and happen. This is a time when we must celebrate and strive forward on our path. We are doing it we are putting the Queen’s crafty plans to good use and doing enough to keep us succeeding without totally compromising ourselves.  Know that we may have to a battle a few to get to where we want to be but we will survive.

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The Four of Wands Reversed is telling us that we will have to push our way to go further. That’s okay, great growth takes hard work and positive energy. Trust your ideas and know which ones are going to help you break through to your next big idea or project. There is no time left for the status quo.

THe Devil Reversed

Put your dukes up this Devil who is reversed is ready for a fight. When we talk about making changes he is to be expected. It is so easy to make changes and then slip right back into old patterns. Know it is okay to have a momentary lapse but don’t let that moment become days, weeks, months or worse yet years. We are given a short time here don’t give in to temptation. This is your time to shine and break free.

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Lastly, we have the Six of Pentacles. You have enough and you are willing to share. This is a time in our world where we need to come together and share the extra’s that we have. Those who are in need of what we have, be it our time or our resources. This is a gift to them and really a gift to us as well. When we share, whether it’s just a conversation or something else, we share in a transfer of energy and in some cases in joy and others helping someone cope. While it isn’t always pretty know that there is someone that needs you in some way and they will help you as much as you can help them. Just remember to appreciate the people in your life and what you have.

Resting on the Devil, well understand there will be the temptation for people that don’t have the best intentions to come in as well. People that we meet that we feel connected to right off the bat. For some, it is because they are part of our soul group for others they are a reflection of the abusive people from our past. Remember and know the difference. This is where the Hangman will allow you to see the truth before you get too involved with this person.

Best Advice for this Cycle: Be Crafty and don’t be too hard on yourself. If you need to go within and retreat that’s okay. Allow a moment to reflect on your new ideas before acting on them. Bask in your success but don’t stop. Keep going to get where you want to be. Know that the Devil may come to fight but you are prepared to beat those old patterns and share what you have.

I hope this gives you a little direction as we embark on this Eclipse Cycle. Many Blessings to you on your journey.

Dauna

P.S. As promised here is some reading regarding the how the Solar Eclipse affects us, I direct you to the Aquarius Papers. Click the here to read a fascinating article about how it can and will affect out life. There is also some fascinating info about the astrology of this solar eclipse in the sidebar.

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A Short Weekly for 2/18/2017

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Once again let me apologize for the absence of the Weekly as well as the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. The cards were still sitting on my desk from the Full Moon reading. All I can say is that sometimes life gets in the way. Anyway, I posted earlier that the weekly would be late and part of me thought that maybe I should just skip it and wait until the next one but it is Valentine’s Day and I had the cloth already picked out so well why not go ahead and do the reading. So, here is your weekly, all though a little shorter.

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The Four of Wands is up first. You see your vision. You know what you want in the long term and are making plans to get it. Know that any muck that is around is only temporary. Change is in the air. Focus on the positive and strive forward to make it a reality.

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The King of Wands is offering you the energy of thought and creativity. He has a smile on his face and appears to be at peace.Even though it isn’t a true seven his wand and a belt offers a strong seven allowing us to create and show our individuality. The Red Dragon in the background is also sp[eaking to us of change. So bring your vision into reality.

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The Nine of Coins is telling us to admire what we have. Look at what we’ve created and be proud of our success and accomplishments. There is beauty all around even in the darkness if you look around.

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The Moon reversed is telling us to not be discouraged when things don’t go your way. Sometimes we don’t take into account the things that are out of our control when we are creating our vision. These are the unknowns and this is what the Moon reversed is showing us.  Remember it is okay, stay on target and keep trying.

The Empress

The Empress is telling us that we need to nurture our creation. We are giving life to what to our vision and our creation. So know that the time is drawing closer to the birth of something incredible, you just can’t be distracted.

Best Advice: It doesn’t matter if it is a project, job or relationship, you’re creating something that will be life altering. Keep going and focus on what you want for the outcome.

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Have a great Week and Happy Valentine’s Day again!

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Weekly Tarot for 2/5-11/2017

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I debated on doing a shorter reading this week as we have a Full Moon and a Lunar Eclipse the night of the 10th into the 11th, If you live in the US you will not get the chance to see it.  So, while this may seem like a shorter reading this felt like a good stopping point.

This week, I’m using the very familiar Cosmic Tarot. This is the deck that I read with most of the time for my clients unless I feel that they need something different. It was the first deck that truly resonated with me and I felt comfortable from the beginning. When people ask about picking a dick I always tell them to take a good look at the deck if they can get it and hold it in their hands they have a better chance of knowing if it is the right deck for them. Some can just look at pictures and know. So if you’re looking for a deck make sure it feels like the right deck for you. Unless you’re just picking it up for art or are a collector you need to resonate with it.

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The Eight of Wands is telling us to spread our wings and try new things. Sure we have a lot going on but there are many opportunities to be had right now. Find a way to look at the bigger picture and see things differently. You aren’t reinventing the wheel but you are offering something different than most. Put yourself out there and make your opportunities.

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The Four of Swords is telling us to lay down the swords and not to fight. There must be a middle ground and not just extremes. While we may not always agree we must find common ground in order to move forward.

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Three of Swords shows us our grief and fear.There is betrayal and it feels as if a storm is coming that we aren’t aware of the magnitude. While some see it for what it is, others choose to look away and lash out. The woman feels as if she is fading into the background and not wanting to be part of this. While all three have the power to wield a sword it is up to them as to who will do so.

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Eight of Swords, the picture says it all sometimes it’s just best to walk away from a situation when there is no winning. Sure you can yell and scream and try to make others see your side but the truth is they won’t see it until they want too. Sometimes reality if a situation is much easier to deny.

Resting on the Eight of Wands and the Four of Swords know that you’ve tried to see things in a different light. You’ve tried to find common ground but sometimes that just isn’t good enough. So instead of pushing things walk away from those that don’t want the truth.

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The Chariot is telling us to charge forward.  You must move forward. There is no other choice.

Resting on the Four of Swords and the Three of Swords know that there is no sense in giving your power away to appease someone else. Time to move forward.

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The Queen is telling us to make plans. Where are you heading and what do you want. Think positively and know that you will make it through this. While there maybe some grief you will find your way through it and find a better outcome than you could’ve ever imagined.

 

Best Course of Action this week: Try to reason but understand that you aren’t in the same place as others are and you need to see past it. Don’t give up your power or your beliefs but don’t damage your relationship beyond repair. Understand this is a trying time for many with lots of uncertainty. Find a way to see a brighter and clearer future.

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Dauna

© 2017 copyright D.M. Needom, Readings by Dauna and ReadingsbyDauna@aol.com all rights reserved. Except for the shared image. Image from my Cosmic Tarot Deck. I use the deck but I do not own any of the images that are shared of the deck. All credit for the deck goes to the creator of the Cosmic Tarot, Norbet Losche.

 

 

 

My Princess

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This year has been a hard one on many levels. Other than losing my friend earlier this year there has been no other death that has affected me so much. Earlier today I was playing with one of my Christmas gifts, Lego: Star Wars: Force Awakens. I had managed to unlock General Leia this morning and thought as I was playing how the little character was kicking ass and taken names while I knew the real Carrie Fisher was lying in a hospital bed fighting for her life. There was something bittersweet, in playing the game.

About fifteen minutes, after I stopped I felt like I was dropped kick, Carrie had lost her fight. They said she was stable and I was hoping for the best even though I feared for the worse in the days after they announced her condition. She had gone too long after her heart attack without oxygen and even if she came back would she really come back. No matter the news this morning left me feeling at a loss. Why some will ask? It wasn’t like she was a friend. This is true but she was a person that offered me something without even knowing me.

In 1977, my parents had separated and life was all over the place for me. I knew though that when my Dad picked me up if I told him I wanted to see Star Wars, most of the time we would go. It was there that I could imagine that I was all grown up and I was Princess Leia. I was in charge. I was going to help fix things and save the rebellion. With my Christmas money I purchased a few action figures, of course, Princess Leia was one. I got Luke and Han too and well I need the evil character too. So Darth was purchased and quickly lost his arm to a dog.

For Christmas, that year, I got at Princess Leia doll who, quickly lost her buns.(I still have her.She’s the one in the picture.) With my Christmas money I purchased a few action figures, of course, Princess Leia was one. I got Luke and Han too and well I need the evil character too. So Darth was purchased and quickly lost his arm to a dog. Star Wars was my life and my salvation.

Star Wars was my life and my salvation. Even though it was my fave movie like with the Fonz I knew they were just actors. Even though I was only nine, I learned Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamil and Harrison Ford’s real names. They were my saving grace.  I looked at my grandmother’s and mother’s Hollywood tabloids to see if there were any pictures or news.

I guess what I’m saying her portrayal of Princess Leia offered me something I had never truly seen, and that was strength and courage. Sure I liked watching Wonder Woman and The Shazam/Isis hour on Saturday morning. However, they were all superheroes, Carrie wasn’t she was just a kick ass woman. She wasn’t scared to shoot a hole into the garbage shoot or be a little cocky. She could be tough on the outside and still in a moment when it was all going to go away, be vulnerable.

Somehow watching her on the screen, made those few hours perfect. She gave a little girl hope when all she had was uncertainty.

While I know Carrie Fisher was so much more that just a princess or a general, She was a balls to the wall honest woman. She wasn’t afraid of being herself, warts and all and if there is a lesson I can take from her is to own who you are. Be yourself and love yourself and if you can inspire someone with your honesty then, by all means, do so.

There have been tears today, for the Princess that I lost, but what comes to mind if what Obi-Wan says as they enter Alderaan’s spaceI felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.” Why does this come to mind, well today millions of voices are crying out from the Princess who is suddenly silenced. 

May the Force Be With you Carrie!

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