Weekly Tarot for June 12 – 18, 2017

20170610_125406-1How are we all faring after the Full Moon? For some I know it was a harder moon than others. For some, it was an energizing event and yet others got the clarity they were seeking. This week we may have a few challenges shaking off what we went through this weekend. That’s okay, just remember we will always have ups and downs and we can always get through them if we try.


The Seven of Cups – Hmm, some would say, we are focusing too much on our dreams instead of the harsh reality that awaits us.  However, that being said in all the manifestation and positive energy work we are told to do that exact thing. We are told that in order to attract the positive that we must believe in the positive. Now, “I’m not saying that you should check out of your reality and embrace escapism. However, you should embrace and understand both if possible. Understand the reality of your situation and look at the future you envision. If the future you see something that you can obtain and if so what will it take to get there?

When I look at this, it feels more like accept what you must, but change what you can. Our reality is an every change concept of the time we live in. One small action can have a long term rippling of consequences. So instead of living in fear figure out a plan to make the changes, you can. The things we have to live and can’t change we must look and analyze and reframe. Change your focus and find your way past the dark.


Five of Wands – Face those who are rushing in. This is once again about facing your reality. There are certain things we can’t change and well the ones that challenge us can be defeated with logic and reason in some cases. So before heading into battle weigh your options. It is best to say what needs to be said and try to negotiate. Rushing in may just waste energy and time and nothing will resolve. By being open and forthright you will be able to resolve your dilemma.


Two of Swords – This week we need to find balance.  The person that we thought might be coming for us might actually be the one to help. Help is something that many will need this week, so take a hand if it is offered and if someone else is needing that tether make sure you pay it forward and offer to be that hand or shoulder someone needs.


Three of Cups – Celebrate and plan you made it through and now you can see a future that might actually have you doing something that you’re passionate about. Discuss with like-minded people your ideas and see if there is a need or an audience for your work. more important than that is enjoy the others that you surround yourself with. They are truly a gift.

Resting on the Seven of Cups and the Five of Wands. As you sit down to discuss and celebrate don’t neglect the truth that was your reality, you might suddenly discover that you have more than a little in common with others.  In fact, your past might actually help someone’s current reality.


The Emperor – Sits in judgment of all others.  Keep in mind while he may be judging and looking angry it isn’t stopping anyone from doing what they want too. So, this week if you find someone judging you or you are judging someone. Realize that the opinion of yourself or of others is just that an opinion. It only means something if someone values it. If there is no value then you are just wasting time or they are. Enjoy life and quit worrying so much about others.

Resting on the Five of Wands and The Two of Swords. The battles in the past don’t matter. Look at what you’ve gained now. Realize that you can just others based on your past experiences because while some may seem like another version of someone they may not be. If they are then you have to take a moment and look inside and see why you are attracted to this type of person.


The World – Transformation. Shedding the past and starting a new. We’ve been having new beginnings coming up almost every week lately and while we may have had some small steps in making changes there are still more to come. Embrace the changes and truly look at what you want your life to become and bring it to reality. Understand it will take time but know that when you look back years from now it will seem like it happened so quickly almost in a blink of an eye.

Best Advice – Look at your life objectively in every sense, from People to things to your job. Make amends and offer help or accept help. You’re going to discover there are more who will help in your life if you just stop with the judgment. Free yourself of the past and past hurts. Heal and embrace the transformation.

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© 2017 copyright D.M. Needom, Readings by Dauna and ReadingsbyDauna@aol.com all rights reserved. Except for the shared image. Image from the Black Cats 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 Black Cats Tarot, Maria Kurara.


Weekend Oracle for April 7 – 9, 2017


This weekend I’m once again using the Wanderlust Oracle and it appears to be a weekend of despair or worry that can turn into hope.

The first card is telling us to Keep Holding On and what comes to mind is that infamous Kitten poster, Hang in There. If you’re not sure the one I’m talking about click here. Anyway, we certainly need to hang in there as there will be five planets going retrograde this month so there will be a lot of uncertainty. However, just because things may seem uncertain doesn’t mean we should just quit. If anything we need to make progress as best as we can.

The next card up is Transparency.  Pretty straight forward, you need, to be honest in your dealings. If you have fears, you need to come clean and share them. By being honest with yourself and all others that are concerned you will feel some of the pressure and worry falling off.

Which leads us to the last card. Opportunities. Look at the visual. What awaits you behind the doors? When you think of doors opening on a train, you have to think of the infinite opportunities and with the possibilities.

Best Advice for the Weekend: Hang in there and Don’t give up. Be honest with yourself and the others that are around you. Doors are opening if you take a moment to look for the opportunities that you need.

© 2017 copyright D.M. Needom, Readings by Dauna and ReadingsbyDauna@aol.com all rights reserved. Except for the shared image. Image from the NYC Vintage Subway Wanderlust Oracle. 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 NYC Vintage Subway Wanderlust Oracle, Diana Chin in Collaboration with Modern Witchy Woman. Designed by Red Lotus Designz.


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



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.


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.


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.

Six of Pentacles

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.


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.

If you want a reading there are two ways to get one.

On March 11, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm I’ll be a featured reader at Recharge: Spark Your Body, Mind & Spirit event in Woodstock, IL. Click the link for more info.


or the second option, go to my Website by clicking the link below.


© 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

Full Moon Tarot for January 12, 2017


Here we are with the Full Moon only days away. This moon has been given a few different names such as the Full Wolf Moon, Snow Moon or the Old Moon. The Full Moon will occur    Jan. 12, Thursday at 05:35 AM Central Standard Time. It will be in the sign of Cancer. For more insight about the astrology of the moon check out what the Astrology King has to say here

For this Full Moon, I opted for the Housewives Tarot to see what it had in store for us. I must say that this reading ties in with the weekly read perfectly. I must say the Emperor appears to get us motivated and to take control. So let’s take a look at the reading in depth.


The first card is Justice Reversed. No punishment for you today. It appears you’ve learned your lesson. This time you know what to do and what not to do. You’ve come to see the unwritten rules and have learned to appreciate them. Respect the Universe and she shall respect you.



The Ace of Pentacles is offering us a new beginning in Money but also a clean slate.This is your chance to start over. Sometimes we need a fresh start whether we know it or not. So take it, while it is being offered. Change is in the air and on some levels it will be best to embrace it and on other levels, you will need to find a way to support what you believe to be your true path.


The King of Swords reversed is telling us that we’ve found a way around our problems. We can now go forward and resolve long-standing issues.  Ideas will come much easier now and you will find more focus and drive.


King of Wands Reversed: Gee, another King, and this one had he been upright I’d saw you have everything figured out and can take it easy. The truth is the hard work and the push to finish things up is here. You need to work hard right now to get yourself and your work out there. You need to focus on that goal.

Now resting on Justice reversed and the Ace of Pentacles, this is telling us that you have a blank canvas to create and you are more that up for the challenge. If this card weren’t reversed you have to admit that he is pretty proud of his invention.


So the Hanged Man reversed is telling us that we can achieve more than we think. We can take the risk as we are not in free fall. We have an opportunity to spread our wings and see what it feels like to fly without a huge risk. It is much easier to make the required choices.

Resting on the Ace of Pentacles and The King of Swords reversed, this is saying that there is nothing too big that you can’t handle. You got this and you can make your move. A new beginning is here so make your choices.



The Seven of Swords could be rather devious as it appears to be speaking of major betrayal.However, since it is in the reversed position this is more about thoughts and analysis. Can you really trust your group or are there a few who would gladly betray you? The thing about thoughts though is that they come from your mind and in some cases there is nothing real to them.


This Emperor has you covered he can whip up a meal in no time. However, let’s look at the bigger picture. If you take a good look at yourself, you’ll come to realize that you are the sum of all your experiences and adventures. So what does that exactly mean? If you were to use all your talents, skills, and life experiences and put them together you might be able to create the perfect job that speaks to your calling. Remember you are the Master Chef of your life, no one else.


The Four of Wands is telling us we can take a break now that we’ve taken the required action and made the choices we needed too. After all, we all need to take a few moments every now and then don’t we?

Best Advice: This is a time for a new start. Focus on where you want to go and put forth the work. The time is now and you must sieze the day. Once you’ve gotten things done and the wheels in motion then you can take a break but only then.

I hope you have a great Full Moon and are successful in your goals.

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Hope to hear from you,


© 2017 copyright D.M. Needom, Dauna@ReadingsbyDauna.com and, ReadingsbyDauna@aol.com http://www.ReadingsbyDuana.comall rights reserved. Except for the shared image. Image from The Housewives Tarot. 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 Paul Kepple and Judy Buffman



Are You On The Right Path?

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One thing readers don’t like to do is read their own cards. It isn’t that we can’t, it’s just sometimes we don’t truly read what is being said. We seek outside validation.
 When I lived in New Orleans, I’d go to Jackson Square to get my cards read. The Reader, I don’t recall her name read with the Motherpeace Deck. (Side note this deck is interesting as it is circular instead of the standard square.) I would go to her and the seven of swords kept coming up and it was always lying on its side. I had moved back to NOLA about six months before my first reading with her and she tells me, I not on the right path that I’m doing something wrong. I went back two more times before I decided to move to Chicago and it came up the same way every time.
I thought NOLA was the place to be. I was in college and working on getting an acting career started, so I couldn’t figure out what was out of place. I had left Chicago to come back home and pursue my dreams. There were many opportunities so I thought in NOLA .
There was a famous psychic who was taking callers at the local radio station and I called in. When I asked her about my career she stated it would be based out of Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.  I remember getting off the phone and saying aloud there was no way in Hell I was going to come back to Chicago.
Approximately a month after this call, I had the opportunity to take a trip to Chicago and I did. During that trip, I decided to move back. I went back to NOLA and as I packed up my belongings I decided to have one final reading and the Sever of Swords had rectified itself. She told me I was on the right path and wished me well.  Within a week I was living back in the Windy City or at least the Burbs.
Just because you believe you are on the right path there are times when we will realize a change of direction is actually just what we need.
There will be a few tales like this that I will share as well. Feel free to comment if you’ve shared a similar experience.
Except for the shared image. Image from my MotherpeaceTarot 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 Motherpeace Tarot, Karen Vogel.

Two Steps

Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back. It is how we usually feel when we want to  move forward and it doesn’t work out as we planned. We might map it our in our head the way a relationship will blossom, moving to a new home or even a promotion you feel you are destined to get.

Truth is, that we don’t always realize that even the slightest set back actually might be in our favor. Sometimes, we think we see something which we really want. We want it so bad we can taste it some would say. But you have to wonder have you truly thought it out? Is it really what is best for us? In most cases no, we want what we want and we want it NOW! So, when we are denied we feel as if our world is crashing down around us but the truth is it isn’t.

I found myself in this situation recently. My husband needing dialysis( three times a week five hours a day.) is causing upheaval in our life. That isn’t the problem, the problem is too much time for me in the car and bad chairs. The drive home seems so incredibly long every time. My body would long for us to move closer. and that was our intention.  We own a home and this should be an easy fix right? Well, not so fast.

See, I was so focused on what I wanted that I hadn’t fully thought it through I was too busy rushing to the end goal. I had found the perfect house and things were going in a way where we would have money for a down payment. All good things but the truth was that I hadn’t really thought it all through. Had I, well it would’ve played out differently.

So, as I realized this wasn’t going to play out the way I envisioned in the near future, I became filled with sadness. Maybe a better analogy is the pouty kid. Sitting somberly and not being able to focus on anything except what I wasn’t going to get. Truth was as I stepped back I could see something different. I could see ways to do this move better. I could see how I could use my frustration to the benefit of my writing. Maybe in the big picture I wasn’t taking Two steps back maybe I was just stopping to reassess and make this move easier and better for us.  Am I happy that it most likely will be at least a year before we move, no. However, I know there is a time and a reason for everything. Sometimes we just have to wrangle in our patients to keep us in check.

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