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Mars in Leo and the Miley Cyrus VMA performance

And the debates keep on about Miley Cyrus' risque behavior. I can't say as I wasn't really expecting anything different! I mean I fully remember watching Madonna's performance of "Like a Virgin" and maybe dry humping a stage is a little more tame these days; but then a few years later we had Britney, Christina, and Madonna kissing one another, and now everyone's a twitter about Miley shaking her lack of junk in a man's crotch among the other lewd gestures she made. Oh the day's of Hannah Montana are fading fast. But it was all for the entertainment. Maybe it just wasn't GOOD entertainment! Then I remembered Mars was moving into pretentious Leo. Let's not just look at the positive sides of Leo, shall we? Besides being confident, creative, and sincere; Leos can be overly dramatic, selfish, stubborn, and self-centered. It's like her song says "It’s my mouth I can say what I want to". And THEN, I looked at Miley's chart and saw that she was having her Mars return!! But rather than delve into what a Mars return is, I'll save that for another post; for Miley this movement of Mars into Leo brings it into her 9th house of understanding and also media information. Which she's definitely getting a lot of publicity! Natally her Mars is in her Cancer 8th house of transformation, and she might have been playing it a little safe. But now it looks like all bets are off and she'll be living out loud!

Mars brings about our passions for our ambitions and in courageous Leo we'll be able to step outside our comfort zone a little! It gives us some time to take care of our to do list and have a sense of pride in what we accomplish until October 15th when Mars moves into Virgo and we look at things more practically and put ourselves through our own critique. Mars squares Saturn on September 9th and we'll need to stay on task and try not to get in our own way. Even if it means we can't have something NOW. Mars will try to push us forward while Saturn has a double and triple checking our judgement and faith. Later that week on the 14th as Mars trines Uranus, which might lead to a break away from any insecurities that could be around.We'll be able to pursue things with a new outlook and will be able to take more risks! Leo wants us to feel we can do it and have it all; Saturn is going to remind us to be focused while Uranus will give us the creative willpower to be who we are! We may just be able to have some sort of reawakening of ourselves to live, love, and create!

Things can be pretty dynamic while Mars is in Leo! Personally I'll have Mars conjunct Venus on September 10th and then my Ascendant on the 27th and I'll be manifesting my butt off while Mars is in Leo.. literally too because I need to get back into my regular workout routine and stop being so sporadic with it! Of course Mars' transit through Leo will all affect us differently, so if you have your chart find which house Leo sits in and how this might bring about some powerful changes for you. If you need your chart you can pop over to and enter in your birth info and it'll generate your chart for you! Then you can just google search "mars leo transit + your house #" and you should get some good information. Cafe Astrology is a great source! Of course, you can always contact me at facebook or email if you'd like me to take a look at your chart as well or if you are needing some help finding more of the info yourself! I'll be glad to help! :)

Have a fabulous day and Many Blessings!

August 26th - September 1st Tarotscopes

I sat here munching on some peanut butter and fudge pretzel bites while contemplating what to open with... It's been one of them weeks! And I was looking over transits and pretty much thinking, "well shoot, doesn't look like there'll be much of an easy going upcoming week now either. *&FU#(!". So I reached down and pet my little Chihuahua and looked to see if there happened to be any quirky holidays I was forgetting of since I know Labor Day is next Monday. Then I got sucked into the Labor Day ads for a couple minutes. Wouldn't you know it, today is National Dog Day! I wouldn't know what to do without my little Chu. Hell, I wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have a dog! There's only been some very brief periods in my life where I didn't have one! And don't get me wrong.. I love cats too. But they're both special in their own ways. Cats love you on their terms, dogs just always love you! You dog and cat owners know what I'm talkin' about! So definitely give your dog some extra love today and if you only have a cat or any other animal, give them some love too because August 27th is Just Because Day! And if you have some room in your heart, and home, why not take a look at what your local shelter has to offer!? Here we go with this week's Tarotscopes!

Aries - Strength
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)- This is 2 weeks in a row you've got Strength. Now that the Sun and Mercury are in your 6th house of work, you're feeling pretty motivated to make a change, but you're still going to need to have a little patience even with your ruling planet Mars moving into encouraging Leo and your 5th house of creativity on Tuesday. Venus in your 7th house of relationships is squaring Jupiter in your 4th house of inner emotions and you could be feeling like you need to have more faith in yourself to bring things together. As long as you don't (re)act rashly, you'll make it through the week. Take a deep breath; a few times!

Taurus - World
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)- Your ruling planet Venus starts off in opposition on Monday to Uranus in your 12th house of endings and you'll definitely be feeling like things are culminating together. Even as Venus squares to Jupiter in your 3rd house of thought on Tuesday you'll be feeling that you've figured out where your goals stand and what needs to change to get there, even if it means your primary goal has changed as well. This week will be one that changes your outlook on where life is headed! But it will be for the better, even if it's hard work! You know you're in charge of your happiness!

Gemini - Nine of Cups
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- With your ruling planet Mercury now in your 4th house of stability you're starting to realize you have more of what you want and with a sextile to hard working Saturn in your 6th house of routines on Tuesday, you're grateful for what you've been able to manifest. Mercury trines to Pluto in your 8th house of sharing on Wednesday and you'll be more than happy to be of assistance to others. Just don't let these good deeds go to your heard. Mercury's sextile to Jupiter in your 2nd house of finances on Friday keeps you focused on staying with the momentum. Stay clear in what you're trying to obtain.

Cancer - Ten of Swords
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- The week starts off with the Moon in Taurus and your 11th house of hopes and dreams. But you could be feeling far from your wishes coming true. Thankfully Mars moves into Leo and your 2nd house of self-worth on Tuesday and will have you ready to reawaken yourself! Venus in your 4th house of home life squares Jupiter in your 1st house of personality and you could be feeling like you're giving too much of yourself to keep some peace. As Mercury in your 3rd house of communication trines Pluto in your 7th house of relationships on Wednesday, you'll be able to effectively say what you want and need. Expect a revelation this week!

Leo - Seven of Pentacles
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- Now that the Sun has moved from your sign and into Virgo and your 2nd house of resources, you're wondering if you've reached your pinnacle of harvest. The Sun's opposition to Neptune in your 8th house of debt on Monday doesn't have you feeling any more optimistic. But as Mars moves into your sign on Tuesday you'll feel reinvigorated and ready to keep pushing forward for more. And at the end of the week when the Sun makes a sextile to Saturn in your 4th house of roots, you'll feel that you have a stable foundation to keep growing from. Right now you get to hurry up and wait.

Virgo - Four of Cups
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- You would think now that the Sun and your ruling planet Mercury were in your sign things would be more peachy keen. But Mercury's sextile to Saturn in your 3rd house of thought on Tuesday is leaving your mind spinning and feeling like things might now be all that you thought it would be. Then as Mercury trines Pluto in your 5th house of self expression on Wednesday, you could let all those thoughts come spilling out at once! Don't be frustrated if someone offers some advice, you don't have to take it. But you also don't need to feel things have to be "perfect"!

Libra - King of Swords
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- With your ruling planet Venus in your 1st house of personality squaring to Jupiter in your 10th house of reputation on Tuesday you're starting to feel like you don't give a damn about what people are thinking about you! And you'll have an extra dose of gusto now that Mars has moved into Leo and your 11th house of friends and peers! As the Sun makes it's way through your 12th house of spirituality you'll be reminded to stay more in touch with what's at your core. Find your balance to where you are treating others how you want to be treated. You CAN handle it!

Scorpio - Four of Wands
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 22)- You can feel a sense of achievement this week and with the Sun and Mercury now in your 11th house of aspirations you'll be able to really feel like your hard work is paying off. First a trine on Wednesday from Mercury to your ruling planet Pluto in your 3rd house of ideas has your muse encouraging you to create some more while on Sunday another trine with the Sun and Pluto brings more faith that the path you've been on is exactly where you needed to go on. Take this week to really feel grateful for the abundance you've been give.

Sagittarius - King of Cups
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- Emotions run strong this week as Venus in your 11th house of hope squares to your ruling planet Jupiter in your 8th house of intimacy. It might be difficult if it seems like it's hard to understand where this sensitivity is coming from. And with Mercury forming a sextile to Jupiter on Friday you'll be able to share those feelings naturally. Don't be surprised if this opens the door for much more to come about. With the Sun in your 10th house of authority making a trine to Pluto in your 2nd house of values on Sunday, you'll need to be aware of the feelings of others for things to feel like any emotional burdens have been cleared.

Capricorn - Hierophant
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- Your ruling planet Saturn in your 11th house of interests first has an aspect from Mercury in your 9th house of ideals on Tuesday and then the Sun sextiles it on Friday! You know where the truth stands in things, it's up to you to decide how much of it you want to deal with! Venus in your 10th house of authority squares off with Jupiter in your 7th house of commitments on Tuesday and you could be questioning if you've been able to find all the answers you need to make sense of your emotions. Don't talk yourself out of your decisions! You need to stand strong this week even if it is a struggle.

Aquarius - Ace of Cups
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- Venus in your 9th house of intuition starts the week off with an opposition to your ruling planet Uranus in your 3rd house of knowledge. Just make sure that your cup that is runneth over is actually giving you something useful and not causing you to lose focus on what's really in front of you. Mercury in your 8th house of transformation's inconjunct aspect to Uranus on Thursday leaves you feeling that you need to shed some of your doubts if you really want to trust yourself. Don't hold on to things that aren't giving you the freedom to be who you really are.

Pisces - Six of Swords
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- The Sun in your 7th house of relationships opposes your ruling planet Neptune on Monday and you'll be feeling like the expectations you've been having may have been a little critical. It's time to let go of the frustrations and give yourself an opportunity to enjoy your own company as well as what others bring to the table! Mars' movement into Leo and your 6th house of routines gives you more willingness to ROAR to bring yourself to where you want to be. You know you have the capability to pull through and will do whatever it takes to get there! It can't always be smooth sailing!

Ok, so these would have been done last night if I hadn't gotten enchanted by Justin Timberlake on the VMAs! But once my concentration got broken, I couldn't get it back and ended up just taking it easy with the hubby after he got done painting our daughter's closet. Hey, at least I didn't slack off and not post them, right?! LOL! Well I hope you enjoyed this week's Tarotscopes! Have any questions or comments? Send them to my email or facebook!

Enjoy your week!!

Positively Manifesting

The last couple days have been rather enlightening.. First we had the Blue Moon; which also brought me my lunar return the day before. Jupiter squared Uranus yesterday, shaking things up a little more. And then today we have the Sun moving into Virgo and tomorrow Mercury follows behind. As I sat here wondering what I felt like blogging about while I was looking into some manifesting books someone had recommended, I suddenly had my word of the day pop up... at 1:11 pm. Now, I take prompts from the Universe pretty seriously. So the word that pops up is quincunx. WTH right?! I mean really, why would that be a word that should pop up for the word of the day? Of course I'm familiar with it; a quincunx is 150 degree angle between planets also known as the inconjunct. With this aspect comes a sense of destiny with also a need of adjustment. Which is making sense with what I'm feeling.. HELLO, I was looking at manifesting books! So I pull up my chart and see what transits are happening and what do I get? Well tomorrow I have Venus quincunx Chiron and then on Sunday, Venus quincunx my midheaven.  Destined career changes? You betcha. At least I like to think so. How? I'm working that out as I type away furiously! And while that's fine and good for me and what's been on my mind for the last few weeks, what about you all?!

So I got to thinking, "geez this week sure seems like it's been one of those for most people". Everyone seems to be wanting a change.. some of it might come about a little more easily and some of it will need to be calculated. We can't just run amok expecting things to fall in our laps without putting in the effort that's needed. The easy things we can get out of the way.. maybe it's more that we just finally accept what needs to happen and are willing to suck it up and get 'er done!! The harder things, we're figuring them out as we can. And that's ok! We don't have to get caught in the struggle. if we take a deep breath and realize that we need to get out of our own way and let things happen when they can; and stay proactive in just moving forward.

I say this after a good portion of the day has now passed away, I've gotten QUITE a bit accomplished in the last couple hours; even took a short break from this post, and got quite a few readings taken care of as well. And you know what? I told myself earlier "I want to meet a double quota today, I WILL meet a double quota today!" and I'm soooo close, I don't even have to question that it'll happen! Although my fingers are starting to feel like they're becoming a little numb from all this typing and writing! But I had my time to mull things over and now it's on to manifest some more! Just being able to accept this to come about, while doing my part, further brought me to the realization that I was already at the right decision when I started this post a couple hours back! Whilst I was looking at some different things, I did end up stumbling upon the little gem I posted at the beginning of this post that could help with your own manifesting!

If you're feeling "stuck", just pick one thing that you know needs your focus and what you want to manifest. If it's you want to manifest $100, say "$100 will come my way". If you want to make sure you work out for the day, "I will take 45 minutes for my well-being and health". Whatever it is that you may need to bring in, OWN what it is that you want to achieve.. don't just make it wishful thinking. As one part in the video says "Expectation is a powerful attractive force, expect the things you want, and don't expect the things you don't want." Have a real desire and passion behind the want and need! That's when the magick happens!

I hope everyone's been enjoying their week so far! The weekend is almost here! I'm thinking it's time to manifest some fun!

Many Blessings,

Awesome and Not.. Tarot Apps!

Career reading from Tarot Sampler app
For a while now I've ventured into Tarot apps off and on on my iphone and ipad... They're kinda on the same level of "real books" vs. ebooks for me. It's not exactly the same feeling as flipping through pages and it's certainly not the same as shuffling a deck! But oh the convenience!! I figured since I've actually found a couple that I like, I'd pass them on in case you've been wondering if there's some good ones but haven't had time to really use them or if you've just held back on trying them out because you didn't think you could get that same connection. The more I end up using the apps, the more I actually like them! I know there's NO WAY they will replace a deck for me.. it's the same way with books which is why I almost always buy the hard copy first before I'll buy the e-book. Even though I'm sure my husband is more than happy that he won't be needing to move my book collection again! But anyways, here's some really good and some not so great Tarot apps I've been able to find!

Tarot Sampler by The Fool's Dog, LLC (FREE) - This is an AWESOME app! And it's free!!! The graphics are really nice, there's 19 built in layouts, you can customize the settings for if you just want to use the Major Arcana or if you want to include reversals or not. There's a journal to keep track of your readings and also a sharing feature as well! You can NOT go wrong with this one!!!

Phuture by Phuture Me Ltd. (FREE) - Yet another free app that packs a punch! This one also does numerology as well! There's well over 30 spreads available on this one, also has the journal available to save your readings, and even links to sites for additional card meanings. There is an in app purchase available to speak with readers, but everything thing else in the app is completely free!

Tarot Pro by Nuclear Elements ($3.99) - I don't mind this one.. It is a little more simplistic and there's also Tarot ($2.99) and Tarot for ipad ($3.99) available too. But it seems to fall short a little in comparison to other apps.

Tarot Holic by Da Som Jeon ($1.99) - This one is really pretty! And even though there are only 6 spreads available, it does tend to be rather accurate! The card interpretations are very well done.

Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Garlic Software LLC ($2.99) - These cards are absolutely stunning!! This one is somewhat simplistic as well, but it really does the job!! The interpretations are totally spot on and it continues to give good reads time after time!

Beautiful Tarot HD by Jonathan Miller ($3.99) - LOVE this one too! The features are really well thought out and you can do quite a bit with it. It features 9 spreads or the ability to arrange your own, you can customize the interpretations and a little bit with the cards themselves! Definitely a good one to check out!

Tarot Classic by Nimble Phonics ($2.99) - This one kinda has to go on my don't bother list. But if you really want you can check out the free version Tarot Classic Lite. It doesn't have all that much to offer!

Astrolis Horoscopes & Tarot by Astrolis (FREE) - Kinda a 2 for 1 with this app! It doesn't have much to offer in the way of doing spreads, there's only a daily 3 card spread available. But it is accurate and the horoscopes are VERY nicely done! You can't save the readings, but you can share them. Being free and the information it provides, it's not a bad one to have for just a more personal glance over!

TarotPac Cards HD by Tobytek ($2.99) - If you're like me you'll want to check out the FREE version first! This one is nicely put together. Again not too many spreads with it, but it is a pretty nice app!

So there you have some options for some Tarot apps! There's a LOT more that are available and many that are deck specific, but it's all going to be a matter of choice in what you want to work with. I do also have some Tarot apps on my Kindle; so I'll revisit this post at another time when I can organize those ones and include them as well for Android versions! I have some other good suggestions for Astrology, Feng Shui, and other metaphysical apps too so I'll get crackin on trying to get a more thorough post together for all your app needs!! If there's an app you find handy or useful, please feel free to leave a comment!

Happy Monday!

August 19th - 25th Tarotscopes

I had to really laugh at a couple of the back to school memes I've been seeing! Things really have been a hustle and bustle lately. Dealing with a sick, depressed cat was no fun... and then guess what? The master shower decides it's going to leak! Thankfully my wonderful husband was able to fix it rather easily even though plumbing is his least favorite thing to work on! But there won't be no breaks from kiddo's here with school.. but that's alright too. I'm more than happy to take charge of their education! It definitely makes working on a new house tough though when you're trying to juggle it between working, naps, school work, house work and everything in between! I keep waiting for that relaxing time where something isn't broke or everything just seems to magically flow... but I think I'm going to be waiting for a while for that! LOL! Anyways... hope the back to school craziness doesn't leave you too exhausted and may the wake up fighting be minimal! For now you can just enjoy this week's Tarotscopes... maybe with a glass of wine!

Aries - Strength
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)- You could be feeling like you've been trying to keep things in check while Mars has been in Cancer, but you might be hindering any progress by playing things safe now. This week is going to end up reminding you that sometimes you have to let go and try not to force it. You'll still need to put in the effort, but don't feel like you have to really make it all happen at once! You need to give yourself more credit! Have faith you're doing the right thing and you'll be able to see that you can accomplish what you have your heart set on.

Taurus - Page of Wands
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)- Your ruling planet Venus just moved into Libra last Friday and your 6th house of work and you could just be feeling as though you haven't been true to your calling. Step away from your comfort zone and listen to what you're feeling! Especially on Saturday when Venus squares off with Pluto in your 9th house of ideals. If you need to speak the truth, have some conviction with it if you want others to take you seriously. Just don't say the words, you need to back them up and make sure you do something! You know it's time for something more substantial and meaningful!

Gemini - Three of Swords
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- Mercury's moving into reliable Virgo and your 4th house of stability this Friday and you may receive some news you weren't expecting. Even if it wasn't what you wanted to hear, just realize that there's good reason for it and is meant to be helpful, not hurtful. Though it might feel more hurtful in a way or you just needed to be more honest with your own emotions. You'll need to stay levelheaded with things if you expect it to be an easier recovery. Don't lose your hope though, there's always a way to transform what is going on into something positive!

Cancer - King of Pentacles
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- The Full Moon in Aquarius and your 8th house of sharing on Tuesday has you feeling like you need to give more to those around you. Maybe your focus has been diverted in a million directions lately and you've lost site of what's right in front of you. This week has you able to bring things into a balance with Venus now shining in your 4th house of home life. If you've focused too much on work, you'll be able to have things slow down a little and will be able to take a little time for your own enjoyment too! You've got things taken care of.. relax!

Leo - King of Cups
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- The Sun's finishing out it's time in your sign this week and moves into Virgo on Thursday and your 2nd house of values. And with the Aquarius Full Moon hitting your 7th house of relationships on Tuesday, you might be feeling like you've been focusing too much on yourself and not others. It's time to reach out and open up more with your feelings and let yourself merge your emotions with others. Be careful not to let jealousy get in the way of getting closer to someone. You could find a resourceful friend is able to help you figure out where you stand in some situations.

Virgo - Nine of Cups
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- Things seem like they're really coming together for you this week as first the Sun moves into your sign on Thursday and then your ruling planet Mercury moves into your sign on Friday! You haven't been having the easiest of times lately, but you've put in your time and effort and are able to give yourself a little bit of a break to sit back and look at what you've accomplished. Venus being in your 2nd house of self-worth has you feeling rather proud, and you could find yourself with some extra acknowledgement for your hard work too! Get ready for some more motivation to keep you moving ahead!

Libra - Nine of Swords
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- Even though your ruling planet Venus has been in your sign for a few days, you might be feeling a sense of struggle as the Sun moves from your 11th house of hope and into your 12th house of endings on Thursday. While you know it's time to really allow yourself to transform into doing the best that you can, there's a part of you that fears that you might end up failing. You'll need to push past that and stay realistic that things can't always be peachy keen either. Don't worry though, you'll be able to balance it out and will remain optimistic!

Scorpio - Two of Cups
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 22)- The Full Moon in Aquarius in your 4th house of inner emotions on Tuesday leaves you feeling somewhat looking for some common ground. Things may be moving in a new direction with the Sun moving into your 11th house of dreams on Thursday, you're able to feel that everyone is putting their efforts in to make things come together. Don't let yourself feel frustrated if you go about things in your own ways, you'll be able to find a compromise. Even if things are feeling like they're hard to handle you'll be able to remember what's brought you to this point in the first place. Keep your focus on the bigger picture!

Sagittarius - Lovers
Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)- You'll be feeling completely blessed this coming week! The Full Moon in Aquarius and your 3rd house of communication brings things to another level of feeling in tune with others. Though you may be still facing some "temptation" or might want to find an easier way around things, with the Sun moving into your 10th house of reputation on Thursday you'll be feeling that you need to be dependable for someone. You may be going through your own transformation and healing and will be able to get support from others to make your own aspirations a possibility! Embrace what you have to offer and what other's can give to you!

Capricorn - Two of Wands
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- This week has you contemplating quite a bit! What you thought was going to bring you happiness seems like it hasn't really lived up to your expectations. The Aquarius Full Moon on Tuesday in your 2nd house of self-worth has you wondering if you can pull things off on your own. And when the Sun moves into Virgo and your 9th house of travel on Thursday with Mercury following the next day, you'll start thinking a new change of scenery might be just what you're needing. Reach out to others and see if they can give you some suggestions before making a serious decision!

Aquarius - Two of Pentacles
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- First the Full Moon in your sign on Tuesday has you feeling a little pulled in different directions and then on Wednesday Jupiter in your 6th house of routines squares your ruling planet Uranus in your 3rd house of communication and you could fin yourself feeling like you need to agree to something even if you know you'll be putting yourself out. The Sun's movement into your 8th house of sharing on Thursday has you feeling you need to give more to others. Don't commit to something if you know it'll cause you more stress! You'll only end up creating more problems to handle later. Slow down a little.

Pisces - Five of Swords
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- You could be feeling like no one understands you this week as the Full Moon on Tuesday illuminates your 12th house of solitude. Make sure to take responsibility in your situation and don't cast the blame around! With the Sun moving into your 7th house of commitments, if you feel like you're letting others down or they aren't meeting your expectations you may need to have a talk even if you have anxiety over it. Just be careful on Sunday as Mercury ends up opposing your ruling planet Neptune and you might misunderstand what others have to say or could just be agreeing without really listening!

And there we have it; another week of Tarotscopes!! Sorry again for missing last week's. Now I'm on to go do some fun things like finishing up some trim painting and pricing out some tile! Any questions, suggestions, read request.. send me an email or msg at facebook!

Hope y'all have a great week!

Learning Tarot: Picking a deck to work with!

Some of my random decks!
So you've decided you want to learn to read Tarot! Good for you!! And maybe you've already bought a deck and tried giving it a go and thought "gee, I thought it might have been a little easier" or "something doesn't seem quite right". This could be for a number of reasons though.. but rather than get into every single what-ifs, let's just focus on what if it's not the right deck for you? Some decks are a little more visually intensive than others and some extremely minimalistic. But when starting out, you'll want to find something that really speaks to you but doesn't overwhelm (or even underwhelm) you! That is going to be the main reason why you stick or don't stick with learning Tarot. It won't be having to learn what the cards mean, that just comes from practice! But it's more the way that the cards tell you things; and tell you them accurately!

When I began reading cards, I actually didn't start with Tarot but with a regular playing deck. Yes, you CAN use a regular deck of cards for divination but it's not the same as Tarot.. similar, but not the same! But since there's only 52 cards in a playing deck and 78 cards in Tarot, kinda understandable! There's also "oracle cards" which are a little more simpler to use, but we'll save those for another post! My first deck I bought was the standard Rider-Waite Tarot. It just seemed like the right choice since it's what I had become accustomed to seeing other people use and it's what usually ends up being used in most Tarot books, unless you buy a deck that has it's own book. It did it's job, I learned the Tarot; but until I bought the Robin Wood deck, I didn't know what I was missing out on!!! Granted, they are very similar considering the Robin Wood deck is based of the Rider-Waite, but the images just seemed to grab my attention more. And then I ended up using it for years and years while the Rider-Waite sat in a drawer. Of course I picked up new decks over the years.. obviously. My favorite decks are the Witches Tarot, Gilded Tarot, Legacy of the Divine Tarot, and Druidcraft Tarot. But anytime I've needed an UBER steady reliable deck, it was always my Robin Wood. I'm pretty sure I have used the images from the Robin Wood a few times for Tarotscopes, and I have been using the Radiant Rider-Waite recently.

So if you're ready to jump in and buy your first deck, or are feeling that you need something different from what you have; go over to Aeclectic Tarot and browse through the decks and see what gives you good vibes and see if you can find some reviews on the deck. I'm sure you'll generate a list of a couple dozen!! LOL! So here's a few recommendations I have for decks!

Quick and Easy Tarot - This one is great if you haven't learned any of the keywords and you need a little bit of an interpretation on the card itself. I kinda see this one as a "cheater" card.. but not everyone learns the same way so it might be beneficial if you feel like you need more help.

Morgan Greer Tarot - A borderless deck and a lot of readers will actually trim down the borders on their other cards for more of this style! It makes the images seem a little bigger when there's no border, but this deck also seems like it's been "zoomed in" on.

Gilded Tarot - One of the most absolutely stunning decks! This one can be a little visually intense, but it is also used in Easy Tarot: Learn to Read the Cards Once and For All!

Angel Tarot Cards - If you connect with angels, you'll LOVE this deck! You can also read about my review of this deck here.

Animals Divine Tarot - If animals are more what speaks to you, this could really be a great deck to use. However, they do seem to delve a little more into some mythological undertones so this may be confusing if you don't know the associated stories.

Tarot of the Sweet Twilight - This deck is a little unusual... like acid trip unusual. LOL! But it does convey the messages in a lovely way! If you find other decks a little too dull, or froo froo, this could do the trick!

Cat's Eye Tarot - You may just be a crazy cat lady if you have this deck! ;) But seriously, this is a FABULOUS deck if you love cats. The images really make a lot of sense to the interpretations so they are easy to follow. This is my 13 year old's favorite deck!

Robin Wood Tarot - Of course I'm going to have to recommend this one!! Even if it seems a little simplistic, time and time again I've had people say they get the BEST readings from it! There is Paganism imagery in this deck so if that is something you are concerned with, this might not be the deck for you.

Wildwood Tarot - I like this one for the feelings and emotions that are shown throughout the illustrations! The Druidcraft Tarot was also done by the same illustrator!

Sacred Circle Tarot - This deck has photography blended in with the illustrations.. I think this might actually be one of the first decks to do it that I can remember. And it does make the images pop a little more! This deck also has a more Paganism too it as well.

Legacy of the Divine Tarot -Somewhat similar to the Gilded Tarot, but is definitely just as stunning if not more so!!

Witches Tarot - HANDS DOWN this has been my absolute favorite deck since it came out last year! I had meant to write a review on it, but just hadn't got to it.. maybe I'll have to go work on that now! ;) The artwork is just amazing.. for me anyways! Like I said, the deck has to speak to you!!!

So there you have it! Some decks to check out if you've been wondering what might even be some good options. And alright, yeah I didn't get to this week's Tarotscopes.. I unfortunately had to nurse a kitty cat back to health so things had been pretty crazy this last week. Plus it was my daughter's birthday this week, so yeah..... what can ya do sometimes?! :sigh: But if you're looking for something specific in a deck, shoot me an email or a message on facebook and I'll see if I can point ya in the right direction!

Hope y'all are having an awesome week! The weekend is almost here!!!

August 5th - 11th Tarotscopes

I had to laugh when I saw this... but August is Romance Awareness Month, so I couldn't pass up the chance to use it! Ahhh romance... I wish I could say I was in a romantic attitude, but since Venus is squaring my Neptune; my rose colored glasses are a little fogged up right now. Believe me, I know romance is important, being with the same man for 18 years takes some work! But with 4 kids and a new house with seemingly endless projects, romance has seemed to be a little on the back burner. But I did have a little bit of a romantic gesture from my husband earlier when I said I was hoping Steak N Shake had their caramel apple shakes back, which they won't until next month.. but he headed out to Home Depot for some delicate painters tape and grabbed me a double fudge brownie shake! It's definitely nice to feel appreciated though even if it's the little things! And while the ad isn't the best representation, if you are feeling better about yourself it will DEFINITELY show in the way that you treat others! Take some relaxation time for yourself to make yourself feel special and boost your self-esteem! So while you should have some romance time set aside, this month put in some extra effort.. just a little can go a long way! Alrighty before I get into more romantical ramblings.. here's this week's Tarotscopes!

Aries - Three of Pentacles
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)- You might be feeling pulled in many directions with Jupiter in your 4th house of stability opposing Pluto in your 10th house of career on Wednesday and that may be a little tough if others are needing your attention too! If you're feeling a little in demand this week and it's all work with no time for relaxation, you'll need to decide where your priorities stand. You've been working hard for this recognition, but if it comes at a price you're not willing to pay, it might be time to make some tough decisions. Talk with someone you respect to hash out your options. They have the advice you need to hear!

Taurus - Two of Swords
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)- Your ruling planet Venus in in your 6th house of daily living and while things may be feeling like they're coming into balance this week, with Jupiter in your 3rd house of thought opposing Pluto in your 9th house of ideals it might seem like you have a lot of options available and you could find you need to weigh out your pros and cons in the routine you've been living. Even if you feel you need to come to a decision, you might find this is easier said than done and you could decide the best thing to do is absolutely nothing at all.

Gemini - Queen of Wands
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- When your ruling planet Mercury moves into Leo and your 3rd house of communication on Thursday, you'll be ready to speak your mind. You're going to be more determined than ever this week to let others know that you won't be taken for granted. You could find the courage to remind others that secrets don't always remain secret if they've tried hiding their intentions from you! However, if you have your own secrets this could come back to bite you if you're trying to one up someone else. Try to stay cool under pressure, you don't need to cause any drama.. unless you're looking for it!

Cancer - Seven of Wands
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- As the Leo New Moon occurs in your 2nd house of income on Tuesday, you could be feeling a struggle to maintain your footing. And as Jupiter in your sign opposes Pluto in your house of partnerships the following day, others might be tough to rely on. But you're also going to be at an advantage! You know your strength, so the problems you're stressing over might not even really be as bad as you're making them. Get out of your own way! Keep working towards your goals and change your perspective and you might just find things working out even better than you originally thought they were going to!

Leo - Nine of Cups
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- In numerology the number 9 signifies the end of a cycle and with the New Moon occurring in your sign on Tuesday, it's bringing the start a new cycle! Take this week to really take a look at where life has gone and where you plan on it going now and allow yourself to be grateful for the experiences that have come about already and those that have also helped you along your path. You should be proud of what you've been able to achieve! Your ruling Sun only has a little more time before it's movement into Virgo -- LIVE IT UP while you can!

Virgo - Strength
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- With Jupiter in your 11th house of hopes opposing Pluto in your 5th house of recreation on Wednesday there could be a problem with getting these two parts of your life to feel like they can meet in the middle! It's almost as you feel you have to give it your all, and maybe too much, or that you're ready to just throw your hands up and give in. And as your ruling planet Mercury moving into your 12th house of fears the following day you might be feeling this week is testing how much you can handle. Take a deep breath and know you can handle anything if you approach it diligently.

Libra - Eight of Swords
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- Your ruling planet Venus is in your 12th house of the unknown and this week has you feeling out of sorts. And as Jupiter in your 10th house of life's direction opposes Pluto in your 4th house of home on Wednesday, you could be feeling trapped with where you are and that you just need to break free if you want to truly be happy. But you might be reluctant to take any opportunities that come your way out of fear of knowing if it'll bring you what you truly want. Take a chance! Unless you try, you'll never know what can come about!

Scorpio - Ten of Cups
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 22)- With the New Moon in your 10th house of career happening on Tuesday, you could find yourself with some recognition with the work you've been involved in. Rejoice in your bliss this week! Even with Jupiter in your 9th house of ideals opposing your ruling planet Pluto in your 3rd house of communication on Wednesday, you won't let this get in your way of your happiness! You know you can't have a rainbow without having some rain! So a tough conversation will help work out some details or even bring you closer with those involved. A new cycle of discovery and understanding is on the way!

Sagittarius - Ten of Wands
Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)- Things might seem to be one heckuva struggle this week! And on Wednesday with your ruling planet Jupiter in your 8th house of sharing opposing Pluto in your 2nd house of resources, it might seem like others aren't pulling their weight or they're taking advantage of you. While you might want to start making your own excuses, keep pushing on and do what's needed for YOU! Even if it means you need to let others do their own thing, at least you won't need to feel responsible for their choices. Once the week finishes out you'll have a sense of accomplishment for what you've had to endure.

Capricorn - Five of Swords
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- What a week ahead.. First the New Moon on Tuesday in your 8th house of intimacy has you feeling like things are more where you were hoping, but then as Jupiter in your 7th house of relationships opposes Pluto in your 1st house of self; you could find that intentions aren't all that they seem. Do NOT lash out! But with Mercury moving into your 8th house on Thursday and then squaring your ruling planet Saturn in your 11th house of hopes on Sunday, you'll be more than ready to fight for your pride even though you knew this was a losing battle from the start.

Aquarius - Page of Cups
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- After the problems you've had last week, this week is bringing you a little more clarity and inspiration! With the New Moon in your 7th house of commitments on Tuesday, you're feeling a sense of renewal in the trust you can have with others and what you're able to bring to the table. Even when Jupiter in your 6th house of routines opposes Pluto in your 12th house of unconscious the following day, you're able to see that you need to release yourself from control and let the emotions flow to you. Allow the necessary changes to come about that bring you more in tune with yourself!

Pisces - Temperance
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- The New Moon in your 6th house of service on Tuesday is bringing a reminder to give as much as you receive! Maybe there needs to be a little compassion or understanding as Jupiter in your 5th house of bliss opposes Pluto in your 11th house of friendships on Wednesday. This week is going to be all about balance for you and it may seem like at times like you're trying to mix oil with water! It will take a little contemplation to come to the conclusion on how to bring things all together, but once you do you'll be able to see that it's all for the greater good!

Okey dokey, so I meant to get these out last night and only had a third of it left when my husband said "Hey let's watch a movie"! So of course I thought, "No prob.. watch a movie, hang out, then I can get back to finishing this up"... yeah well, not the way it happened! LOL! So I'm sorry that these didn't get posted yesterday, but hey, I decided to take my own advice with the romance!! I hope you enjoyed this week's Tarotscopes! And if you'd like me to take a look at things for ya, send me a quick message at my email or facebook and I'll be glad to!

Have a great week!!!