Author: StarSparkles

8 of Cups #Today #Tarot

8 of Cups #Today #Tarot

What’s got you all in a tizzy? The 8 of Cups is #TodaysTarot 8 cups #today #tarot Jan 2017

A funny follow-on from the 4 of Swords yesterday – another “let me just sit this one out”. 8’s are often reviewing and looking at the path we didn’t follow. With the 8 of cups, we are walking away from something that “worked” for something more risky, more heartfelt. With a major Arcana nearby, this is a trial separation from a boyfriend/girlfriend, a job or family, time alone with something not quite right dominating the day thoughts and oh, the nights. On it’s own it’s a few days of foggy thinking, of a slight depression and What’s It All About Alfie existential ennui. In other words, another day for Chillaxing, Netflix (something D&M or at least funny) and comfort food. Yay!

Though I’m not sure we can take too many more days of this navel gazing. New moon on Thursday which demands we are prepared. Perhaps this run of introspective cards is an inner preparation for a big change? Lemme know, I’m intrigued…

4 of Swords #Today #Tarot

4 of Swords #Today #Tarot

Chillax with Netflix if life has been busy/stressful lately, no? 

I must admit, I like it when the 4 of Swords comes up. Time to chill, veg on the sofa, snooze in bed. It can be the card of sickness and hospitals particularly if you have been too stressed by other Sword situations and it’s brought you low, but there is something about the recovery in 4 of Swords that makes me reach for leek and potato soup and an old movie that I really enjoy. What shall it be tonight? The Sound of Music? The Long Kiss Goodnight? or shall we just listen to some classical music? You decide, I’ve made enough decisions lately.

What will this card bring for you today? It’s Friday 6th January 2017 so maybe give up on the Friday night drinks and head home? It’s not like you haven’t partied all year so far! :p

FYI yesterdays 2 of Pentacles ended up being me not doing anything on my to-do list but just tidying up and find a spot for everything. I do think Pentacles like order and neatness. 🙂

 

2 of Pentacles #Today #Tarot

2 of Pentacles #Today #Tarot

So today I drew the 2 of pentacles. I used the Steampunk Tarot as it’s one of my favourites and the woman with flowing coat trying her darndest to ride a penny farthing through water made me laugh. steampunk tarot two of pentacles

My mind had been wandering to the question “what to do next” as I drew the card and I suspect the answer is “what to do less”! Taking on new projects without considering what other projects I have around the same time often sees me burning the midnight oil as I don’t like to let people down.

Pentacles calls us to work hard and consistently however the two often represents doorways (January! Janus!) or choices. How do you choose what is important? The two reminds us that we don’t know the outcome – which project will make the most money, make us happier, make other people happier, make the world a better place, or even just work? Unlike wands where you are just swept along with fire and passion or cups where you schmooze along with emotion and wonder, pentacles calls you early to evaluate your time and resources, your knowledge and experience, your commitment to the building of a practical project management path to your goals.

I’m guessing the infinity symbol is the eternal treadmill of “should I do this today or this”? Which is exactly what I use the tarot for LOL.

How does the two of pentacles fit into your day’s meditation on “what to do next?”

By the way, here’s Tracy’s review of Steampunk Tarot created Barbara Moore!

3 Of Cups #Today #Tarot

3 Of Cups #Today #Tarot

Will the 3 of Cups mean too much of a good thing #today? #tarot Wednesday 4th January 2017 

I know some people love the Cups cards, as minor arcana tarot they are probably the favourites. But it’s all a bit undeserved as there’s more strife in Cups which are emotionally charged than say Pentacles which is slow and steady and physical. But the 3 of Cups? It’s right up there with good times, parties and fun. If you are on holiday right now, and very likely you are,  this is the day when you just flow from one great discussion to a yummy lunch to awesome drinks. From a chat with your mum to giggling with girlfriends to smooching under the stars with someone too lovely for words. Nothing can go wrong. Oh ok, maybe your credit card is slightly bruised and your new year’s resolution to go to the gym, cut down on carbs and slow up on the wines might have been dented, but who cares! Let the good times roll!

Just tell everyone “The 3 of Cups made me do it”. They’ll understand, right?!? xxxx

Temperance Tarot Card #Today #tarot

Temperance Tarot Card #Today #tarot

How do you make rules for yourself and do they limit your freedom? Temperance: Another Major Arcana today! 

If one more person says “work life balance” to me, I will scream. What does that even mean? I watch Netflix and think about work, I am working on invoicing and downloading the monthly accounts and zip into Facebook to bequeath a witty update. Well, I think it’s witty, I’ll check in a minute and see how many likes it got! Is that work/life balance? What about balancing relationships? If I ring one member of my family do I have to ring them all? If I don’t want to go out should I make myself or “I am not getting out enough”? Temperance can be so unhelpful if we deal in absolutes.

Forgive me, I do like Temperance but only when the rules are thrown out for the human. How about adding a framework to those creative ideas – e.g. taking a course on running a business before starting one, or consciously taking time out, away from everything but host a dinner party first? Alternatively choose to throw yourself into work but meditate for 20 minutes first? Rigid Temperance is Saturn in domineering mode, Freed Temperance is Venus with Mars, creativity with activity, passion with military planning.

Plan, create, find freedom in structure. Harder said than done. I make lists (clean bathroom, send work emails, meditate more, download a movie, do laundry, book car in for a service, go to the gym) and then thank Temperance for helping me mindmap my activities. (I’m not telling if I ever look at the list again! )

Does Temperance increase freedom in your life or limit it? #tarot Tuesday January 3rd 2017

The Empress #tarot #today

The Empress #tarot #today

Does the Empress bring you more possibilities than you can handle?

January 1st: Today’s tarot is The Empress. I don’t feel very Empress-y and I have an (undeserved) hangover from New Year’s Eve (3 drinks in 6 hours is undeserved, even if it’s more than I usually drink). So why did The Empress present today?

Empress Tarot

First a Major Arcana on the first day of the month and the first day of the year. And she is traditionally the #3 Card. I wonder if the Empress brings this year more possibilities than can be handled? Are you sensing “overwhelm” – too much of too many things? The Empress insists you prioritise – resolutions are one way of prioritising your thoughts and actions for the next year. What projects do you want to achieve, what have you started and what will you finish?

My basket is full (some tarot cards have the Empress with a full basket), how does your’s look?

January 1st 2017: Mars conjunct Neptune Astrology

January 1st 2017: Mars conjunct Neptune Astrology

Mars is currently dancing with Neptune in Pisces. Mars doesn’t really like to get up on the dancefloor but Neptune in her own sign is insistent. YOU WILL dance, step forward, back and sideways to a half hidden melody, to truths that are no longer true and face deception uncertain and semi wary.

Dancing is good. Until you are exhausted and it’s time to go home.

Neptune in turn is confronted by this vast energy of Mars. Make your dreams real Mars yells as Neptune dances away.

2017 will be full of dancing, dreams being made real, and certainties being undone.

North Node in South Node House

North Node in South Node House

It seems to me it would be incredibly tricky to have a north node in the south node house. So a cancer north node (learning about nurturing) in a capricorn house (10th house of business and leadership). How do you balance that which is inherently unbalanced? Or perhaps its easier… you are forced to take a career nurturing people and what be business like at home? The south node would be in capricorn in the 4th house. I guess a career in real estate helping people find the best deal to create families on one hand and a strong presence at home helping children understand business and saving and leadership?

  • Aries North Node in 7th House or Libra North Node in 1st House
  • Taurus North Node in 8th House or Scorpio North Node in 2nd House
  • Gemini North Node in 9th House or Saggitarius North Node  in 3rd house
  • Cancer North Node in 10th House or Capricorn North Node in 4th house
  • Leo North Node in 11th House or Aquarius North Node in 5th House
  • Virgo North Node in 12th House or Pisces North Node in 6th House
north node in 7th house or opposite it’s ruling house (detriment)

I don’t have this North Node in South Node house (or vice versa) but I’ve seen it in a few charts lately. Do you have opposing houses for the nodes? How do you deal with the challenge? All the people I met were very strong personalities.

Horary: Job vs Career Houses

Horary: Job vs Career Houses

The way I approach horary questions: will I change my job, should I move and find a new job, should I change career is to look to the 6th or the 10th house. If someone is working as a nurse and wants to move to a different hospital, it will mostly show up in the 6th house. The day to day routine changes, but the basic job doesn’t. However if the nurse wants to become a pilot or an artist, that would show up in 10th house. Change of career = change of life at a fundamental level.

using the 10th house for a similar job – is not helpful. The 10th house is the “legacy” house – where you find fame and fortune and true calling and all that good stuff. It’s a big, axis house. Sixth house is important but it’s how you approach the day to day routines. Changing jobs as a clerk in one office to another or a shop keeper from one retail to another is very 6th house. Sixth house  is also how you serve others day to day. Tenth house is how you lead them. I guess it could be confusing for a CEO position – changing from being the CEO of an airline to CEO of a bank but it depends on the experience and depth of change. If they have been a career CEO all their lives and are comfortable serving companies in that position then it’s 6th house. Retiring as a CEO and running a small business fishing or scuba diving would strangely enough be 10th house – huge shifts, new ambition, different life..

What do you think?

Karen Carpenter Astrology Chart

Karen Carpenter Astrology Chart

Karen Carpenter – drummer, angelic singer, tiny, anorexic, with a longevity that many celebrities long for.

She was born in New Haven Connecticut at 11:45am  on Thursday March 2 1950.

 

Uranus on the Ascendent? I think she really wanted to be a girl drummer doing the “exotic beats” that she was known for playing when a very young girl. Mars conjunct South Node in the 5th house brings neediness to romance, falling on partners (Libra) to fulfill oneself. The North Node in Aries insists on standing alone, leading and innovating in a solo way. If she hadn’t passed on at the age of 32,  I think she would’ve continued to move away from “partnerships” to solo performances. But the need to have a brother, a lover, a partner would always be there – Men are Mars and it’s tough to move away from a Mars/South Node conjunction. Her solo album which her brother and producer didn’t like that much and the recording studio wasn’t happy with was canned and she went back into a partnership with Richard Carpenter. Tough for an Aries North Node that must keep competing to stand alone.

The Sun on the Midheaven cannot hide their light under a bushell. Ever. Venus in the 8th house has to express love and emotion at a real level, to crowds (Aquarius). This is not ‘pop’ music but ‘real’ emotion being produced.

What interests you in this chart? what aspects have you noticed?