Ask Andi / Tuesday, January 18, 2011 /
"All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality." ~David Allen Coe "Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."~Albert Einstein
Yes these may be a little late, but I was busy with homeschooling most of the day with the kids teaching them about equality and some more history lessons that I thought were important to know.. and besides, sometimes I run more on "Pagan Standard Time"! LOL! With today being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I figured we needed a little bit of a "political" sort of image to go along with the intro! I thought this one was rather humorous, but also makes a lot of sense at times considering the inequality that is still being placed upon people. Late last week a group I'm in was asked to share what their core values were.. which didn't end up going over so great. Mostly because there are still some fragmented issues that are being worked out. Now, we might not all agree or believe in the same things in life.. but I really hope someday that we all can come to some sort of agreement to RESPECT one another for our own beliefs and decisions in life. Not everyone is going to want to walk in steel toe boots, just as not everyone is going to want to walk in designer heels. But hey, to each their own!!
You might've noticed I switched up the cards once again too!! I absolutely LOVE this deck! In fact, before I started using the Gilded Tarot, I used this deck, the Robin Wood Tarot for about 10 years. It really had NEVER failed me and always consistently gave me exceptional readings! So I just wanted to share it's imagery for yet another shining example of a great deck you might want to add to your collection! And on to the Tarotscopes....
Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)- You're starting to realize that you need some patience in getting the improvement you're looking for. Things aren't just going to happen overnight! Which means you're probably going to make some mistakes, but that's OK! You just need to keep going and learn what isn't going to work for you. This doesn't mean to give up on any ongoing projects.. you might just need to work at things in a different way! Take some time to reorganize. Your circumstances are on the way to being better, but you cant assert your way on to things. Be consistent and diligent in your efforts and you'll see your perseverance pay off!
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)- If anything, this week could have you questioning things once again! IS it really worth the fight? You might really have to go at it alone at this point. Just what is it you're really wanting anyways? If you feel this is something you have to prove to yourself, take a look back and see that the proof has already been there in the past. You may be knocked down, but don't count yourself down for the count yet! You're only defeated if you believe you are. You have the strength and willpower to carry on, you just need to be focused on your reason why!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- Things are really starting to come in to focus for you! You feel alert and mentally stimulated for any challenges that might come about. But try not to get too far ahead of yourself.. you might be ready to take things to the next level and put things into action, but that doesn't mean you're not setting yourself up for creating some drama. As like last week, you need to go with the flow and allow yourself more of a reaction to the situations you're in. Have the courage and faith within yourself that things are moving in the right direction and any anxieties will easily clear up!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- You've been talking the talk, and now you're walking the walk! You'll definitely see a difference in yourself this week and really realize just what it is you're capable of! Though you might want to run with this new found energy rather than just walk. Either way, your motivation levels are going to be pretty high this week as you continue to push yourself to achieve more! And why not be excited for the opportunities you've created for yourself?! This may have been something you've been working at in the past, but never really put the effort in. NOW is the time to get that recognition, so GO FOR IT!
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- Cheer up Charlie! It's not the time to get lost in the melodrama or worry about how things could of been.. there's nothing you can do to change that now. But if you get lost in this world of doom and gloom, it's only going to be harder to get yourself into the light and get moving again towards what is any sort of optimism. How about the glass being neither half full or half empty?! There's just some sort of fluid in it!! At least it's not completely gone! Life is only going to become what you make it. Make it BETTER!
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- You might've seen this week coming from a mile away! But you could need to watch yourself though if you feel someone is going about things in a way you didn't feel they would. Maybe they just changed their mind!? But is your opinion really needed, or are you just frustrated, or maybe even jealous, because of a decision YOU may have made? Just as they might have changed their mind, there's always room for you to change your thoughts on something as well. You could need to take a hard look at things though to come to the conclusion on what's right for yourself, just don't judge others.
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- What an interesting card to get for you Libra's this week, since you really seem to strive for balance (or harmony, equality, etc.)! This could be showing you that it's not always the easiest to achieve.. sometimes something "bad" may have to come about to really have some "good" happen. Something may be causing you to be stagnant in moving forward. This really could even be, most likely, yourself. Be open to receiving ideas that you might not resonate with, but are able to take away a new understanding from. Be open in seeing the beauty that can be in anything and everything!
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- Sometimes you can be exceptionally brilliant, but just lack the discipline needed to carry through. And then you find it just as easy to give up. But fear not, as you should be able to find a way to come up with a solution to anything that could throw you off track this week! You might just end up with some extra inspiration too. Just make sure you're tackling things one at a time though and aren't taking up too many things you won't be able to handle or you could just throw it all in the wastebasket and move on completely from finishing any of it!
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- Alright, so things aren't turning out the way you had hoped for. At all! In fact, you probably ignored some warnings in the first place, but had really hoped for the best! It's not your fault, but now you're going to have to put some extra effort in to making things different. Otherwise, you know you'll be nowhere even close to what you were working towards! Upright this card is all about your dreams coming true.. but reversed, it's quite the opposite. So unless you want things to continue on this path, you're going to need to be the one to make it right.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- It might be time to sit down and go over your finances, or maybe just your attitude towards money. Make sure you're not just spending to spend and are really putting your money towards the things that are important and needed. If you're not overindulging yourself, make sure someone else isn't taking advantage of you.. Simultaneously, you might be being unreasonable towards someone if you think they owe you. Are you absolutely positive they do, or are you just being greedy and expecting it?! This week may really cause you some ruffled feathers, especially if you realize you're attitude towards money and possessions has turned unhealthy.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- You may once again feel stability coming back! Like the 4 walls of a house that holds up the roof, you're taking a moment to BREATHE and just reconnecting with yourself. Things may not have been completely resolved, but you're allowing yourself to see that you'll still be able to give yourself a break without totally stressing yourself out to the max to come to a conclusion. Give yourself the time to re-evaluate things and see if you can find a way to get yourself a little more time if that is what is needed to improve the situation you're in. You KNOW you'll have the answer sooner or later!
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- This week you might feel as though it is almost the same as last week.. and it's not even Groundhog's Day yet! Are you not wanting to move forward? There's no shame in bringing the past into the present if you are able to learn and grow from it.. but if it's making you drag your feet or having you go back into old habits, you might want to ask yourself WHY? You have the wisdom and strength to know what will bring you happiness, but you will be the one that is in control of how much you'll allow yourself to experience it.
As always, if you'd like a reading you can send me a message at facebook or my email. Hope you all have a fabulous week!
Ask Andi / Monday, January 10, 2011 /
"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend." ~ Lao Tzu
January is National Staying Healthy month.. why? I'm not sure! I can only assume it has something to do with New Years resolutions and how people vow to get healthier, lose weight, quit smoking, etc.. With meditation added into your regime to live a healthier life, you'll definitely notice the benefits! It's also been scientifically proven that meditation can help in many ways; reduction in levels of stress and anxiety, reducing depression, increased self-esteem, increased alertness and concentration, as well as higher creativity and intelligence. Physiological benefits include; lowered blood pressure, boosted immune system, lowered cholesterol levels, improvement in oxygen intake, and the prevention or control of pain in cases of chronic diseases.
If you would like some meditation tips, you can look through some of my labels as I know I have a few meditations posted on here! If you want some more help with meditation practices, you can feel free to send me a message at my email or facebook. You might notice, I've switched up this week's deck too!! This week's is the Osho Zen! It is a non-traditional deck consisting of 79 cards rather than the standard 78. And with a little bit of meditation being discussed, I figured we could use something a little more "zen". I hope you enjoy!!
Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)- Maybe things aren't going quite the way you thought they would.. and that's OK! You don't need to plan out every little detail. You've got to be open to new paths that open up along the way. Letting go can be done in a lot of ways. Giving your faith over is one way, just as drinking to oblivion is another! Either way, you still will move along and whether you see them coming or not, changes are always going to happen. Try not to blame yourself or the situations. Pick yourself up and keep going. Let go of any feelings of inadequacy and allow yourself to live in the moment.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)- Finding balance hasn't always been your strong suit! But somehow you might come to the realization that opposites attracts and you can't have light without the darkness! This could really have you questioning quite a bit though and the more you try to rationalize it, the more you find yourself in a struggle. You may just need to reach out to someone to find out if you're looking at things in the right light, otherwise you could just be making excuses. You'll find those with different opinions than your own might very well have good reasons for them.. but that doesn't make them right either!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- This week you really are seeing a difference in how things were from the last (check out the last sentence of last week's Tarotscope)! Things aren't too good to be true.. you're just realizing there's no sense in putting up the resistance! You might even feel yourself opening up emotionally in ways you'd never expected. Take this time to really enjoy the simple things for what they're worth. There's no reason to find anything to complicate things or create any unnecessary drama. Just keep following this path and you're sure to end up exactly where you're meant to be!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- You're really feeling more like yourself this week and seeing the connection in life. Tap into the infinite source of energy to further your ability to intuitively know your path. Push any doubts or fears out of the way and FEEL the love and happiness you create for yourself and others. The more you give towards this feeling of gratitude, the more you receive and the more you want it! Not only that, it's an endless cycle! So keep feeding the source and get the nourishment back you've felt was missing. You're on your way to achieving great things!
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- Things might not be quite where you thought they would be.. but don't give up hope yet! If last week still has your head spinning, you just need to give yourself a little sit down and see what you're not wanting to take responsibility for, or where you're allowing others to take advantage of you. Either way, you'll be able to achieve a breakthrough if your honest with your situation. Don't fight to make things "fair", life rarely is.. It's your decision on what you want to give your power towards. Make sure it's for the greater good of all!
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- Oh Virgo.. if life could get any more complicated for ya, right?! This week you might just feel that way! Continuing from last week, you just feel as if you're going at things alone. Any sort of backing you could have just seems to fall short of your expectations. And right now your expectations haven't been all that high as they usually are. Right now you can expect to shoulder the burden alone. Make the best of it. At the end of the day, you'll see how much you're able to accomplish on your own. And in some ways, that can be a blessing in itself.
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- Communications are high this week and you've been able to find a renewed appreciation for speaking your mind! This is a time to go forth in what you're wanting. That feeling of a new relationship where anything is possible is exactly the energy you can harness. Your inspired to make a difference and your intuition is heightened. It's your choice right now in where you are going to take life. You might feel as though you need to make decisions regarding what you think is "right" but you need to stay true to your self. Be innovative with your thinking and it will bring you happiness.
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- You might just need to take a step back from things. You won't be able to break these walls down alone, but that probably won't stop you from trying! This week you could just be trying to do it all, be everything to everyone. And at the same time you might be feeling resentment creeping in. You'll need to realize you most likely brought this on yourself if you felt you could do it "better". If your energy levels are waning and you just feel like giving up.. find something else to take a break with. And then ask for some help! Your way isn't the only way!
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- The interesting thing is that this card is technically the same as last week's, but this time it's upright! Thankfully your eyes are open to the situation now, but that doesn't mean you're all that happy with what's about to come about. You're not really one for confrontation and you've tried to be nice about it... but confrontation won't work either at this point! So you'll need to see what sort of other route you can take. Sometimes you have to catch those flies with honey. Honesty is your best policy, but in this instance, they already know that about you! You need to take a stance.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- Well you might just have reached the end of the line.. but right now there's no better place to be. You know the way you've been going about things hasn't been helping, or healthy, for some time! It's time to shed that feeling of what-if-things-went-different.. because they did. And in time, things will be different again! You'll need to give these feelings some rest and move forward into seeing what is right in front of you. Otherwise, you might just wish that things had gone different again. Try not to feel as what happened in the past was "better", it just WAS. Shift focus to what IS and WILL BE!
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- This week you could find that inspiration you had has now slipped through your fingers. You could have put some of it to good use but then felt that you needed a break.. and then just kinda stayed in that lazy mode. Hey, it happens! Just don't expect anyone to have good advice on how to get you motivated again. That's up to you to figure out! If you want the results, you're going to have to put in the effort. Try not to get discouraged if things don't turn around quick.. think about it like learning to ride a bike, you can't get your motivation back in one try either.
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- Things might just be a tad confusing.. but by the end of the week, peace should be restored and you'll have a new shining light to follow. You might not want to listen to reason, but this isn't the time to be led astray by someone or something. Take things into better consideration before blindly stepping into something you're not ready for.. even if you THINK you're ready for it, something will give you reason to pause. Listen to your instincts and avoid any unwanted stress you could cause for yourself. You already have the answers, don't think they're any different or will change.
As always, if you'd like a reading you can send me a message at facebook or my email. Hope you all have a great week!
Ask Andi / Monday, January 3, 2011 /
Ok, Ok... so I *thought* once we had moved things were going to be rather easy to settle in to.. but when is moving in with your mother-in-law EVER easy?! LOL! Plus let's not forget the holidays and since I've got 2 youngins to homeschool AND entertain in a new house while most of their stuff is in storage, well, it hasn't been easy to say the least. But.. at the same time, in order to keep my sanity, I'll definitely be writing a little more! ;) At least that is until we end up moving once again.. but that's an entirely other story that I'm sure you can see more on my facebook rather than here, which I try to keep more informative rather than me ranting and raving! LOL! Soooo, on that note, here we are once again with Tarotscopes for the week!!! I've truly missed doing them!
Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)- You're ready for a new beginning to things, or maybe you're just wanting some recognition for the things you've been accomplishing! Either way this week is bringing you a fresh start and you're up for the challenges. This might bring a little bit of tension, but don't fret.. they won't last long! Despite any opposition that might come about, you're able to succeed. If you feel like another approach is needed, you're sure to come up with plenty of alternative methods to pursue what it is you're after! Have faith in yourself in knowing you're really trying to make yourself and those around you happier in the long run!
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)- You might need to really think about how you go about your approach to things this week! If you're waiting for things to just work out on their own, well you're gonna keep on waiting! If you want things to change, you're going to need to put the effort in! Your work situation might take another turn and could leave you a little stressed that you went about things in the wrong way or you put your eggs in one basket. Now is the time to really start thinking about what it is you're after in life. Otherwise, it's going to keep passing on by!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- This week you're going to need to put some faith and trust in things are working out exactly how they need to be! You're optimistic it is, but you might start to question the "HOW" of everything. Realize that you already have the answers to your questions and you've been purposely manifesting things this way! As time goes on, things are going to keep falling into place effortlessly. Just don't feel as though you need to take "control" of the situation! Either way if you're just going with the flow or you do start to question things.. you'll realize you're still moving forward!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- You thought things were supposed to be getting better, but it just seems like the same old things keep dragging you down! If you need some help, ASK FOR IT! If the projects you've taken on are proving too much.. try to work through them in smaller increments rather than focusing on the end result so much. It just takes steps to get there, it's not magickally going to finish quickly just because you'd like it too! The end result WILL be worth it though and is really would you've been working towards. When you get there, think of the accomplishment you'll feel! Just keep going!!!
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- Oh the dreaded 3 of Swords! Nothing quite like this visual to make you go "uh oh". But don't panic! There could be some delays, but ultimately they're going to be favorable. Besides, there's nothing a Leo can't overcome! The results might not be what you expect, but that doesn't mean that you failed. It just means it wasn't supposed to come about the way you thought it would! Whether you like it or not, changes are happening and you're going to need to adjust yourself accordingly. It doesn't mean hope is lost, it just means you'll need to expect something different for now!
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- You could feel as though your patience is running thin this week. You've really been focused on trying to nurture everything around you. But something feels a little "off". Maybe giving yourself a break and relaxing for a bit is just what you need!? If you remember how to do that! Right now you need to focus a little more of "being" rather than "doing". Those around you are going to be much happier if you do that too! You don't want to be seen as a nag! But you do need to remember to take care of yourself, otherwise how are you supposed to take care of others?
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- Try not to over analyze things this week! If you're giving your personal power over to others, this is the time to reclaim it! Things can't be what you want them to if you're not being honest with yourself or those around you. Even if it means someone gets hurt. Sometimes the truth hurts.. but lies won't help anyone! It could be a little exhausting and daunting trying to figure out which direction to take things, but as long as you follow your heart and intuition, it'll work out for the best. Just make sure you don't let anyone influence you differently!
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- This week will be an exercise in your patience! You've done what you could and now you just get to wait to reap the benefits! Try not to let any anxieties creep in that there's still more that you need to squeeze in. It's all alright! If you're worried about keeping up with the momentum you've established, give yourself a breather! There's no way you're just going to let things fall by the wayside. When it's time, you'll pick back up, till the land and be ready to plant some new seeds of growth! Why not try sharing your knowledge with someone else for now?
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- You'll definitely need to consider watching your back this week. If you really want things to get back in order, you'll need to make sure you're not trying to take any shortcuts.. or relying on someone to save you. You know you have the gusto to make things right and everyone would definitely appreciate it if you took the reigns a little more right now! Just make sure you're going at it in the right way or you might cause yourself even more headaches if you aren't careful. But by the end of the week, you'll see what you're capable of and others will too!
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- Sometimes you have a total knack for standing in your own way. Or just having a self defeatist attitude that what you can contribute isn't good enough! Not that you need to go charging into anything you're not ready for either! Right now it might be tough to go with the flow of things. But you know something has to change too and you're kinda at a loss at how to go about it. Even if you got what it was that you're thinking will make you happy.. would it really or would that want be replaced with something else? Take time to reflect.
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- This week you're feeling more inspired than ever! Take this energy and put it to good use before you find it's gone. You'll be more than satisfied with what you can accomplish in your creations. While you're at it, why not invite some friends to get in on the action too and make a bonding experience out of it?! Your ideas will bring about some good breakthroughs in ways you didn't think possible. And your enthusiasm and zest will only spread like a wild fire giving others their own inspiration to take initiative in their lives as well! Go ahead and spread that passionate and transformative energy!
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- You could find yourself giving into your emotions this week. This card shows a joining of 2 energies. Sometimes this comes together naturally and other times it needs some work to flow harmoniously! You'll just need to make sure you're not over compensating for someone and are being true with your feelings. Doubt and fear might keep you from where you want to be, that's due to a lack of trust. You might need to look inward and also to someone else for some guidance. Communicate what it is you need and then let things take their course! This isn't a time to suppress yourself!