Month: April 2016

Message for the Masses – Week of April 25, 2016


The divine law prevails as we slide along the sword of Justice. Faith is reminding us that we can steer, but we cannot rule the flow.

Recently I was staying in a hotel, and woke to news that there had been a fire in the building across the street in the middle of the night. I was talking with one of the bellman about it, and he shared his fear of how scary it is to live in a building of apartments because it just takes one person who you don’t know to do something that can destroy your home. He waxed that at least when you are in a single home you have more control. To which I replied, “Well, I suppose we never really have control. All we can do is have faith.” He smiled, took it in, agreed and I saw his fear visibly dissipate.

This is it, every single ounce of feeling in control is an illusion. It doesn’t mean we won’t feel it, or crave it, or at times count on it, but true faith asks us to know that, even when we rely on a sense of control in a certain moment, it is an illusion. We are allowed the illusion as long as we keep the truth in perspective.

It’s like the fun one can derive from a magic show. We know it’s illusion, but it feels good, and can be a wonderful source of comfort because it helps us believe in something that doesn’t seem possible. Life offers the same opportunity, yet to get there we must have faith beyond what we believe to be real.

Justice presents us with the ability to ease into the flow and find the sweet spot that reveals the truth. Once the truth is revealed, then we respond. Any other approach leaves us flailing like an erratic balloon contorting through the air as it releases its gas. Instead, perhaps we can meet Venus for a lovely gondola ride, and allow the beauty of the ride to be our driving force.

May our sense of balance be precise, and our surrender to it be swift.


** card image from Astral Tarot.

Message for the Masses – Week of April 18, 2016


Our hearts pound with the song of fortitude. The Strength card bears witness to our inner reserves, calling forth and beating the drum of self-knowing. Our truth is upon us this week. Bringing sight to otherwise blind corners, and fortitude allows us the ability to face the illusions we’ve created.

We are called to look inside and open our hearts to the possibly of no drama. Drama creates havoc as we allow our past imprints to dictate what lies ahead. Forge through and allow the unknown to be gold. Forget the worry that seems to drive the heart’s bleeding flood. Genuine consciousness is not attained through reason. We are grasping tight to the idea that it is will that bears the fruits of our labor, yet the mother Maya shows slides of the fool.

Walk the concrete through the fields with your lion. What is its name? Generate a familiar grace that aligns with the heart of each matter that arises. It is time to use our strength to break through the structures that restrain us from the divine.

We are afforded an inward movement this week that allows for review. Review of our passions, our ambitions, our demons, our loves, our lies; in hopes that the flowers of promise make their way through. Release the expectations that keep muscles bound in memory.

We are champions barreling toward the sun.

May we utilize our inner roar with ferocious grace.


card image from Alchemical Tarot