Sunday, July 23, 2017

16 - Tower

Upright: Disaster, upheaval, sudden change, revelation

Reversed: Avoidance of disaster, fear of change

Tower Tarot Card Meanings and Description:

The Tower shows a tall tower atop a rocky mountain. Lightning strikes and flames burst from the building’s windows. People are seen to be leaping from the tower in desperation, wanting to flee such destruction and turmoil. The Tower signifies darkness and destruction on a physical scale, as opposed to a spiritual scale. The Tower itself represents ambitions built on false premises. The lightning bolt breaks down existing forms in order to make room for new ones. It represents a sudden, momentary glimpse of truth, a flash of inspiration that breaks down structures of ignorance and false reasoning. Notice the lightning bolt is oriented left to right, from heaven to earth, and from Spirit to material. The falling figures correspond to the chained prisoners in the Devil card. They fall headfirst, because the sudden invasion of spiritual consciousness represented by the lightning flash completely upsets all our old notions about the relations between subconsciousness and self-consciousness. The flames are actually the Hebrew yods. There are 22 flames, representing the 22 Major Arcana. The gray clouds are the clouds of misfortune that rain on everyone indiscriminately. The ruling planet of this card is Mars.

Upright Tower Tarot Card Meanings:

This card points to a sudden realization that your comfort was based on an inadequate foundation of false thought, belief and action. This can be a humbling, frightening but necessary experience.

When you see the Tower in a reading, you may feel afraid, shaken and insecure. It is a time of great turmoil and destruction as you seek to understand how you could have been so wrong or naive about a particularly situation. You may be experiencing sleepless nights, depression, grief, anger and confrontation. These are normal reactions to major changes in your outer and inner worlds.

A Tower experience is any experience that shakes the foundation of your current sense of security and/or forces you to question your strongly-held beliefs, perceptions, attitudes and behaviors. It may be a divorce, death of a loved one, financial failure, health problems or job loss, or any event that penetrates to the core of your inner being, affecting you spiritually, mentally and physically. It is often descriptive of a major upheaval, disruption, emergency or crisis, and is likely to bring chaos in the aftermath of such an event. You may be aware of where there is turmoil and destruction but sometimes it can be on a more subtle or subconscious level.

The most important aspect of the Tower is that with any destruction there comes creation. Thus, the Tower card represents an awakening and is about inspiration, freedom, reality and the release from bondage. It is a truth and honesty card that comes as a bolt of lightning to you through a shocking and impactful life event. It represents a necessary experience that forces you to get out of your comfort zone and to grow beyond your present level. The sudden destruction of the Tower represents the immediate change, and the often disorienting effects of that change. You will come to realize that your true security and strength lies within yourself and your relationship with the Universe, and not in some false belief system or artificially-created world.

Following a Tower experience, you can rest assured that you will grow stronger, wiser and more serene as you begin to develop a completely new perspective on life that you did not even know existed. These moments in time are necessary for spiritual growth and enlightenment. Truth and honesty will bring about a positive change, even if you must experience pain and anxiety throughout the process.

The Tower therefore asks you to break down the structures that you have surrounded yourself with. This can be a painful and difficult process if you resist against the external forces that are pushing you to reveal more of yourself. Breaking through this pretense can cause a great deal of anguish but remember that the Tower will fall, whether you like it or not, because you have reached your limits in this area and can no longer live with it. Similarly, the Tower can signify your ego and the illusion of considering yourself to be superior to others. When the Tower of ego, deception and illusion is destroyed, you are free to face truth and reality without the trappings of false attachments. Are you undergoing a major shift in consciousness? Are you beginning to see things in a new way? Embrace the opportunity to accept change and move forward into a more positive psychological state.

Reversed Tower Tarot Card Meanings:

Upright, the Tower indicates a time of great turmoil and destruction, which will eventually bring with it change and regeneration. Reversed, however, the Tower card indicates that you are simply delaying the necessary ‘destruction’. You need to go through this difficult time in order to learn an important lesson. Do not resist it. Even though it is shocking and hard to deal with, it is a very important part of your life journey.

Similarly, the Tower reversed suggests that, while you consciously want change and transformation, you seem to be afraid of these two things. You may feel that change and transformation may bring with it destruction and pain, and thus you are resisting this. You may be aware that in order to create the BIG change you are seeking, you need to go through a period of significant distress but you seem to be afraid of this discomfort. Now is the time to let go and not be afraid of taking the big leaps ahead of you. If you really want to achieve the scale of change you aspire to, then you need to take some risk.

The reversal of the Tower can also lessen the degree or impact of change that is about to enter your life. You may be forewarned or you may have an intuitive sense that something major is about to happen, and you can therefore plan in advance and avoid the destruction that lies ahead. You may be lucky enough to narrowly avert disaster.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

"I AM going to let my enthusiasm for life show."

- Wayne W. Dyer

Friday, July 21, 2017

"This very moment is a miracle, as is everything around me."

- Wayne W. Dyer

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When you can maintain peace and joy within you despite any situation, 
you have become a master of allowing.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

No strength is greater than calmness, no power greater than peace.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

"All-One Dream"

A poem written by a friend of mine...

"All-One Dream"

Where are the walls of the worlds
The surface of one dream to the next
Touch the veil and the waves expand
Step through reflections unfurled

Can the chill reach the third sight
Night visions blur upon the inverse
Creation costs only the truest love
Blinding black embraces white light

When will it see the dreams done
Senses soak the soul in experience
Departure awakens the next realm
Levels dawn toward the All-One

- Aaron -


 E A R T H  .  F I R E  .  A I R  .  W A T E R

A set of beautiful river stones commissioned for Carla Sutton
each representing one of the four elements. 
 Designed and carved by Aaron. Selected and hand painted by Claudia.

Friday, July 07, 2017

The True Self is infinite. It knows no boundaries. 
Pure essence, pure light, 
engulfing the mind, the soul, the body, the invisible realm with its radiance.

"Yoga Power, and Spirit - Patanjali the Shamon"


Alberto Villoldo

Thursday, July 06, 2017

15 - Devil

Upright: Bondage, addiction, sexuality, materialism

                     Reversed: Detachment, breaking free, power reclaimed

Devil Tarot Card Description:

The card of the Devil portrays a Satyr, a creature that is half man and half goat. In many myths, the goat was considered an unclean and lustful animal. However, the goat also symbolizes the scapegoat, the person or thing upon which people project the inferior side of themselves in order to feel better about themselves. Thus the Devil is the scapegoat we blame for our troubles in life.

The Devil has the wings of a vampire bat, an animal that sucks the life blood out of its prey. This is symbolic of what happens when we give full reign to the realm of our raw desires. We lose our vitality and life energy. The Devil has an almost hypnotic stare, bringing those who come near him within his power. Above him is an inverted pentagram, signifying the darker side of magic and occultism.

At the foot of the Devil stands a man and a woman, both naked and chained to the podium on which the Devil sits. They appear to be held here against their will, but with closer observation, the chains around their necks are loose and could be easily removed. This symbolizes that bondage to the Devil is ultimately a voluntary matter which consciousness can release. The man and woman wear tiny horns like those of the Satyr – they are becoming more and more like the devil the longer they stay here. Both have tails – a further symbol of their animalistic or 'lower' tendencies.

The dark and doorless cave implies that the Devil dwells in the most inaccessible realm of the unconscious and only crisis can break through the walls.

The number 15 in numerology equals 6, the number that corresponds to the Lovers, and here the lovers are shown chained, in bondage to the material, sensual side of their nature. This card is ruled by Capricorn, the goat.

Upright Devil Tarot Card Meanings:

The card of the Devil represents the hidden forces of negativity that constrain you and that trick you into thinking you are imprisoned by external forces ultimately out of your control. The Devil is an inner force within each of us. He represents our fears, addictions, and other harmful impulses. He is a master of deception and creates the illusion that you are involuntarily bound to him. However, the figures in this card are free to remove the chains from around their necks, indicating that they have freely given the Devil any power he has over them.

When you see the Devil in a reading, ask yourself where you are feeling stuck or restricted in your life. You may be tricked into believing that you are being controlled by external forces when in fact you have created your own chains of imprisonment and powerlessness. A sense of hopelessness can accompany the Devil. You feel despair and have a pessimistic view of life because you feel that so much is outside of your control. You fear the worst, and this means that your fears have a hold over you and prevent you from leading a more fulfilling and optimistic life. What are the addictions or attachments restraining you from experiencing the freedom of the Fool? Are you giving yourself over to the illusion of helplessness and despair? Know that you have the power within to free yourself from the bondage of the Devil.

The Devil often reflects actual addictions and dependencies in your life, such as alcoholism, drug-taking, unhealthy relationships, over-spending and attention seeking. You think you need something and you are willing to go against what you know to be right and true in order to obtain it. You need to break free of these negative patterns of behavior by acknowledging the hold that they have over you and the negative impact they are having on your life. Often they are behaviors that are immediately gratifying but which cause longer-term damage to your inner fulfillment.

Sometimes, the Devil indicates that you are becoming obsessed with a particular idea, situation or endeavor. You are over-investing yourself in one area at the expense of other areas of your life. Often, the Devil card represents an over-dependence on material wealth. You may have become so fixated on becoming wealthy that you have forgotten the importance of investing in your relationships or yourself. You have generated a belief that value lies in how much you earn or how much you own. You have created an unhealthy bond with these materialistic desires and you are now being controlled by this bondage.

Reversed Devil Tarot Card Meanings:

The Devil appears when you are feeling trapped by things such as unhealthy or co-dependent relationships, financial debt, unproductive careers, unhealthy lifestyles or addictions, or consumerism and materialism. When the Devil is reversed, it indicates a growing awareness that you are currently in this state and you desire freedom from these harmful bonds. You may now be more willing and able to accept changes in your life and you may be more open to taking on new perspectives. However, it is not going to be an easy journey. You will need to battle your inner fears and anxieties to free yourself from the chains that bind you to your unhealthy habits. You need to eliminate those things that you know are harmful to you and your inner consciousness It may be about creating a healthier diet, watching less television, quit smoking, spending more time with your loved ones, or focusing more clearly on your goals. Take this opportunity to bring about positive change in your life by providing yourself with ongoing encouragement and motivation. You must remain faithful to your goal of freedom.

If you have not yet succumbed to bad habits or addictions, be cautious about opening yourself up to these temptations in the future. Look out for anything that might put you in debt or under the control of another person who may not have the best of intentions. Avoid anything that might harm your body physically, such as alcohol, drugs, or any other addictions because these will prove to be very difficult to shake off later. You may believe they are only a temporary and harmless release from your personal issues but they may turn into a significant problem that could cause you a lot of grief in the long-term.

The Devil reversed may also refer to the Buddhist principle of detachment. Detachment, also expressed as non-attachment, is a state in which you overcome your attachment to the desire for things, people or concepts of the world, thus attaining a heightened perspective. The detached person is the happiest, for to live without attachment is to live in true freedom. It is important to note, however, that the Buddhist principle of detachment does not mean that you no longer care for things or people but rather that you separate your own existence from them in such a way that means you can still care about them but that you are not dictated or defined by their existence.

Monday, July 03, 2017

"And it is in dying that we are born to eternal light."

- St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, July 01, 2017

"I AM wrapped in the glow of God's love."

"Conversations with the Other Side"

Sylvia Brown

Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Once the need for anything is removed, there is an abundance. 

The flow of life is a rule in the Universe."

"Conversations with the Other Side"

Sylvia Brown

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Lord make me an instrument of your peace."

- St. Francs of Assisi

Monday, June 26, 2017

"Non-attachment is accepting life as it is right now.

Needing nothing. Wanting nothing."

 "Yoga, Power, and Spirit - Patanjali the Shamon"
Alberto Villolda M.D.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Be still and your eyes will open. 

You will see the birth of the galaxies and the death of the Universe. 

You may even be swept up in the astral river of infinity, 

 gulping mouthfuls of timelessness, 

swallowing past and future in the same instant."

"Yoga, Power, and Spirit - Patanjali the Shamon"
Alberto Villolda M.D.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Medical Marijuana and Diabetes


Diabetes mellitus (also known as primary diabetes) affects approximately 8.3% of the US population and 6.8% of Canadians. In 2007, diabetes contributed to over 200,000 deaths in the US alone.

Although the early development of insulin medications made diabetes treatable, no cure exists and symptoms tend to worsen as the disease progresses.

Now, a growing body of evidence points to medical marijuana as a promising therapy. In fact, research shows that marijuana may not only be useful for managing symptoms of pain and cardiovascular disease, but also aid in combating the disease itself.
What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels. The two most common forms of diabetes are known as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in individuals under the age of 30 and involves an autoimmune attack on islet cells of the pancreas – cells that produce insulin. Approximately 10% of diabetics suffer from Type 1 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is far more common and tends to affect individuals that are obese and over the age of 40. It is usually a result of a combination of defective insulin production and insulin resistance.

In both types of diabetes, high blood sugar levels eventually lead to a variety of other metabolic and non-metabolic complications.
Endocannabinoids and Diabetes

Endocannabinoids are natural compounds found within all humans that happen to act in a similar way as plant-derived cannabinoids such as THC. Along with cannabinoid receptors, they make up what is known as the endocannabinoid system.

Cannabinoid receptors have been identified in the pancreas, heart, blood vessels, nervous system and many other organs – all of which suggests a potential role for cannabinoids in treating diabetes.

Interestingly, large-scale surveys have found lower prevalence rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus among marijuana users compared with non-users, suggesting the potential for cannabinoids to affect this disorder. Studies have also identified higher endocannabinoid levels (anandamide and 2-AG) in diabetic patients compared to healthy individuals.
Marijuana and Insulin

Insulin dysfunction is the underlying factor in diabetes as well as the primary target of medical treatment. Interestingly, the presence of cannabinoid receptors has been identified in cells of the pancreas that produce insulin.

Studies involving human cell cultures have linked activation of CB1 receptors to an increase in insulin production. On the other hand, the role of CB2 receptors is conflicted, with some studies showing an increase in insulin secretion and others showing a decrease.

Marijuana compounds may take on another therapeutic role in type 1 diabetes by regulating activity of the immune system. In an animal model of type 1 diabetes, THC demonstrated an incredible ability to counter autoimmune attacks. THC treatment was also able to preserve insulin levels and lower blood glucose levels compared with the untreated group.

Other studies have found CBD (cannabidiol) and THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) – two non-psychoactive compounds found in marijuana – to have similar protective effects.

A study published in 2006 found that CBD could reduce the chance of developing type 1 diabetes in mice by reducing inflammation of pancreatic cells. In a study involving obese mice, THCV treatment led to improved glucose tolerance, reduced glucose intolerance and increased insulin sensitivity, leading the authors to conclude that THCV could be a useful therapy for type 2 diabetes either alone or together with CBD.

    “Based on these data, it can be suggested that THCV may be useful for the treatment of the metabolic syndrome and/or type 2 diabetes, either alone or in combination with existing treatments… a CBD/THCV combination may be beneficial for different types of diabetes mellitus.”
Excerpt from The cannabinoid Δ9-tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) ameliorates insulin sensitivity in two mouse models of obesity.
 (Wargent et al., 2013)

Finally, a large-scale observational study published in 2013 by Harvard University researchers found that adults who used marijuana had lower fasting insulin levels and a lower probability of being insulin resistant. The study collected data from over 4,500 adults during a 5 year period.
Marijuana and Obesity

Type 2 diabetes is commonly associated with obesity and related cardiovascular problems. Interestingly, the endocannabinoid system appears to be involved with obesity and regulating energy balance as well.

Early studies revealed higher levels of the endocannabinoids anandamide and 2-AG in obese individuals, which led experts believed that activity of the endocannabinoid system promoted obesity. Along the same line, activity of the endocannabinoid system has been shown to decrease energy expenditure and increase food intake and fat storage.

However, more recent evidence suggests an opposite effect on obesity. In the same Harvard University study, researchers found that marijuana users had lower waist circumferences, despite the fact that they tended to consume more calories. Similarly, a 2011 analysis of 2 large U.S. surveys linked marijuana use with a lower BMI and a decreased prevalence of obesity.
Marijuana and Cardiovascular Disease

Recent studies also suggest a therapeutic role of cannabinoids in a number of cardiovascular complications that accompany diabetes. As it turns out, CB1 and CB2 receptors are expressed in various cells of the cardiovascular system, including the immune cells that infiltrate them.

In mouse models, cannabinoids have demonstrated the ability to regulate vascular inflammation, oxidative stress and atherosclerosis, leading experts to suggest that marijuana-based medications may be useful in the treatment of these dysfunctions.

    “Modulation of the endocannabinoid system… may hold tremendous therapeutic potential in various cardiovascular disorders associated with inflammation and tissue injury, ranging from myocardial infarction and heart failure to atherosclerosis and cardiometabolic disorders.”
Excerpt from The emerging role of the endocannabinoid system in cardiovascular disease (Pacher and Steffens, 2009)

Marijuana and Neuropathic Pain
Approximately 60-70% of diabetics suffer from some form of nerve damage, which can often lead to a specific type of pain known as neuropathic pain.

Interestingly, neuropathic pain has been one of the few applications of medical marijuana to be investigated in clinical trials. Sativex – a cannabis-derived oral spray – has already been approved by countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom for the treatment of pain associated with cancer and multiple sclerosis.

While yet to be approved for diabetics, cannabis-based treatments have also shown promise in clinical trials involving diabetes-related neuropathic pain.

A placebo-controlled clinical trial published in 2012 found that 85% of patients given synthetic THC (Cesamet) experienced a reduction in pain of at least 30%. Furthermore, all patients that received the strongest dose (4mg/day) experienced a reduction in pain of 30% or more. The study also identified significant improvements in overall disease scores. Side-effects were relatively minor and included confusion, drowsiness and dizziness.

Finally, other studies show that cannabis use can lead to improvements in sleep, mood and quality of life in patients with neuropathic pain.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Principles Are:

Practice Purity...
be unsullied by anger or vengeful thoughts.

Practice Contentment...
be at peace with what is and what is not.

Practice Austerity...
purify, reject greed, lack, and envy and the endless desire for more. 

and cultivate wisdom.
Open your heart to all that can be known.

become one with Spirit, aware of your sacred nature.
Know that you are woven into the intricate matrix of creation.

"Yoga, Power, and Spirit - Patanjali the Shamon"
Alberto Villolda M.D.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Great Vows Are:

bring no harm to yourself or others.

be true to your word, and let your word be true.

do not steal, walk your talk.

use wisely the life force within you.

give more than you take, for nothing in the world really belongs to you. 

"Yoga, Power, and Spirit - Patanjali the Shamon"


Alberto Villolda M.D.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

14 – Temperance

Upright: Balance, moderation, patience, purpose, meaning

Reversed: Imbalance, excess, lack of long-term vision


Temperance Tarot Card Description:

On the Temperance card stands a winged angel. The angel is actually a hermaphrodite (the child of Hermes and Aphrodite), showing a balance between the genders. The angel has one foot on dry land, representative of the material world, and one foot in the water, representative of the subconscious. In this position, she also represents the need to ‘test the waters’ before jumping headfirst into unknown circumstances. The triangle inside the square on her robe represents the female being protected by natural law. In her hands she holds two cups which she uses to mix water. The cups represent the sub- and super-conscious minds. One cup can be thought of as holding hot water and the other cold water. The water flowing between them is actually going from the lower cup to the higher one, signifying rising from a lower plane to a higher one. The temperate individual mixes the opposites and finds a balance in life by avoiding extremes. The astrological sign is Sagittarius, the teacher of truth, enthusiasm, tolerance and beauty.

Upright Temperance Tarot Card Meanings:

Temperance indicates that you are learning to bring about balance, patience and moderation in your life. You have been able to take the middle road, avoiding extremes and maintaining a great sense of calm in your life. You have learned to keep calm in situations of great stress or anxiety. You do not let things get to you, and you have found a place of peace where you can put things into perspective when things get hectic. Your respect for balance and tranquility is what will help you to achieve and experience fulfillment in your life. Your temperament will be well balanced and you demonstrate good management in your outlook on life.

The Temperance card reflects that you have a clear, long-term vision of what you want to achieve. You are not rushing things along; rather you are taking your time to ensure that you do the best job you can. This card also reflects a higher learning in what you are doing and demonstrates that you are learning a great deal on your journey. You are at peace with what you are doing and it is all coming together very well. Your inner voice is guiding you gently to the right outcome and you are patiently listening and following. You have a very balanced perspective on the situation at this time and you are in a very good position to make the right choices.

In relation to others, Temperance represents adaptation and coordination of external influences. You are able to work in harmony with others and there is a heightened level of co-operation in your activities with others. You are able to combine forces and join with others in order to bring it all together. There is a beautiful synergy at work that leverages the right mix of talents, experiences, abilities and skills.

Temperance asks you to be patient so that you can act with timing and precision. Patience and moderation will result in good management of all things. Do not feel that you need to rush, just let the situation evolve at its natural pace.

Temperance can also reflect a period of self-evaluation in order to re-examine your life priorities. You are now seeking a much greater balance between your inner and outer selves, searching for a higher meaning and purpose in life. Throughout this transition, you may also experience a clash between the old and the new you, sometimes feeling confused about which direction you ought to take and what is really important to you. You will evaluate seclusion, detachment and retreats as methods for accomplishing great things. You will avoid pain, conflict and distractions and lessen your stress and anxiety. Looking inward will re-charge you. There is nothing to fear, it is part of the process and without it change could not occur.

Reversed Temperance Tarot Card Meanings:

Temperance reversed reflects a time when something is out of balance, in conflict or excessive, and is therefore creating stress and tension in your life. Look to the other cards in the reading to understand what is out of balance or contributing to this feeling. Temperance reversed can also be a lead indicator that, were you to follow a certain path, you would create imbalance in the situation. You may be acting impatiently or refusing to take the moderate, gentle approach. Be wary of hasty action as this will only lead to further imbalance.

Temperance reversed can suggest that you lack a long-term vision and/or purpose and, as a result, you are feeling out of balance. This is a time when you need to reflect on what changes are necessary in your life to create greater purpose and fulfillment. Try to understand what you need to leave behind you in the past and what changes you need to embrace in the future.

People you are dealing with are proving to be uncooperative or you may feel as though your interests are in conflict or competition with each other. Getting the ‘flow’ right between you seems an impossible feat. You are both striving to express your individuality in very different ways. There is a lot of energy around now but none of it is being used positively. Unresolved conflicts in both of you have yet to be expressed clearly, indeed you may not be conscious of them, although you are aware that something is wrong. These conflicts may manifest themselves as role reversal. In the beginning one of you was dominant, now the other seeks to take control of the union. An old fashioned argument may be necessary to clear the air and establish new ground rules.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

My thoughts are filled with optimism and happiness. 
My positive thoughts attract all that is good. 
I give thanks.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Sunday, June 04, 2017

13 - Death

Upright: Endings, beginnings, change, transformation, transition

Reversed: Resistance to change, unable to move on

Death Tarot Description:

The Death card shows Death himself riding on a white horse, holding a black and white flag. Death is portrayed as a skeleton as the skeletal bones are the part of the body that survives death. The armor he is wearing indicates that he is invincible and unconquerable. Indeed, no-one has yet triumphed over death. The horse that Death rides is white, the color of purity. Death is therefore the ultimate purifier. All things are reborn fresh, new and pure. Notice even the bishop paying homage to him. All sectors of the human race are represented here – men, women and children – showing that Death does not discern between age, race or gender. The banner that Death carries has a black background, indicating an absence of light. The white rose, on the other hand, indicates beauty, purification and immortality. In the background of the card, there is a rising sun, a sign of immortality. The sun appears to ‘die’ each night but is reborn fresh and new every morning. The two pillars are guarding the gateway to the sun, symbolizing the knowledge needed to gain immortality. The boat on the water in the background is the ferry that transports the souls across the River Styx. The background is a neutral grey, again showing Death’s impartiality. Death is ruled by Scorpio (the sign of ‘sex, death and taxes’) and the number is 13, sacred to the Goddess as there are thirteen moons in a year.

Upright Death Tarot Card Meanings:

The Death card is probably the most feared and misunderstood of all the cards in the Tarot deck. In general, people tend to take the meaning of this card far too literally and fear that the indication is for the death of either themselves or others. The card of Death can be one of the most fruitful and positive cards in the deck.

Death is symbolic of the ending of a major phase or aspect of your life that may bring about the beginning of something far more valuable and important. You must close one door in order to open another. You need to put the past behind you and part ways, ready to embrace new opportunities and possibilities. It may be difficult to let go of the past at times but you will soon see how important it is so that you can bring renewal and transformation into your life. If you resist these necessary endings, you may experience pain, both emotionally and physically but if you exercise your creative imagination and visualize a new possibility, you allow more constructive patterns to emerge.

Similarly, Death indicates a time of significant transformation, change and transition. You need to profoundly transform yourself and clear away any of the old in order to bring in the new. Any change at this time should be welcomed as a positive, cleansing, transformative force in your life. The death and clearing away of limiting factors can open the door to a wider, more satisfying experience of life.

The Death card contains elements of a sudden and unexpected change. You may feel as though you are caught in the path of sweeping change and cannot escape its effects, and an end does not mean failure. Or it could be a series of unexpected surprises that bring an end to a period of turmoil or problems. Many changes are going to take place to enable a new direction to emerge.

Finally, Death is an indication that you need to learn to let go of unhealthy attachments in your life to pave the way to a fuller, more fulfilled life of deeper meaning and significance. Death teaches you to let go of outworn and outgrown ways of life and move forward. This is a perfect card for breaking a bad habit or pattern of behavior. This is a time of eliminating excess and cutting out what is not necessary in your life. This may be a good time to remove old belongings, memories and baggage that is getting in your way.

Reversed Death Tarot Card Meanings:

Death is a card of transformation and new life, and typically shows a need to start completely over by letting go of the past. Death reversed typically reflects that you are on the verge of major change but for some reason, you are resisting making that change. You may be reluctant to let go of the past or you may not know how to make the change you need. You are still carrying harmful aspects from the past that may interfere with the opportunity you have for a new beginning. You are refusing to accept change and you are resisting any element of change that may arise in your life. As a result, life has stagnated and you are feeling stuck.

Assess the way in which you are approaching change. You may find that you are in fact halting the very change that will be to your benefit. You may fear the new but rest assured the time is right to accept the new. What is important, too, is that you address and resolve whatever issues are blocking your acceptance of change as soon as you can so that you are then free to start your new journey. Pursuing your new journey now, without having resolved the past, may actually lead to unintended outcomes, so best you deal with what is preventing you from changing first.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"Contemplate your blissful inner light. Bask in the radiance of your True Self."

"Yoga, Power, and Spirit - Patanjali the Shamon" 


 Alberto Villoldo

Monday, May 29, 2017

As the turmoil of your soul settles, you will see the heavens in your own being.

Monday, April 17, 2017

"We control how we feel by how we decide to process things."

- Wayne Dyer

"Wisdom of the Ages"

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"The quality of your thoughts determines the quality of your life."

- Vera Peiffer

Sunday, April 09, 2017


Many people have moles on various parts of their anatomy. If you want to divine by these dark excrescences then you will indulge in Moleosophy.

Briefly a round mole is an indication of goodness of character; an angular mole of possible badness; and an oblong mole and indication of wealth.

Moles on the whole are considered lucky, thought lighter colored ones are luckier than darker. The position of the mole on the body is all important and is interpreted thus:

Cheek: Sombre; studious

 Neck: Good luck; generous

Hip: Contentment; ingenuity

Elbow: Latent talent; urge to travel

Back: Cautious; inquiring

Thighs: Ill health, sickness

Legs: Resourceful; inventive

Chin: Generosity; responsible

Breast: Laziness; quarrelsome

Arm: Industrious, happy

Wrist: Dependable; responsible

Hand: Wealth; happiness

Buttocks:  Poverty; lack of ambition

Knees: Extravagant, amorous

Feet: Thoughtful, melancholy

"A Pocket Guide to the Supernatural"


Dr. Raymond Buckland

Monday, April 03, 2017

The wizard teaches: 

"That in detachment lies true freedom."

"The Way of the Wizard"


Deepak Chopra

Sunday, March 26, 2017

12 - The Hanged Man

Upright: Suspension, restriction, letting go, sacrifice

Reversed: Indecision, delay

Hanged Man Tarot Description:

The Hanged Man shows a man suspended, upside-down, from the living World Tree, rooted in the underworld and supporting the heavens. Given the serene expression on his face, it is believed he is hanging on the tree of his own will. His right foot is bound to the tree but his left foot remains free, bent at the knee and tucked in behind his right leg. His arms are bent, with hands held behind his back, forming an inverted triangle. The man is wearing red pants representing human passion and the physical body, a blue coat for knowledge, and yellow shoes representing his high ideals. Around the Hanged Man’s head is a bright yellow halo showing spiritual attainment, with the grey background suggesting invisibility (a good reminder to not flaunt your spirituality). This is the card of ultimate surrender, of being suspended in time and sacrifice to the greater good. Strive to break old patterns of behavior and bad habits that restrict you. The Hanged Man’s number is 12 – a higher octave of the number 3, representing careful planning and orderly growth leading to spiritual development. 1 (beginning) + 2 (the reasoning force) = 3 (the product of rebirth). The ruling planet is Neptune, the planet of self-sacrifice and idealism.

Upright Hanged Man Tarot Card Meanings:

The Hanged Man reflects a need to suspend action, and as a result, a period of indecision may be indicated. Decisions or actions that need to be implemented will be postponed, even if, at the time, there is a sense of urgency to act. In fact, you may be much better off if you can stall on any decision-making and action-taking at this time in order to provide yourself with more time to reflect on the situation at hand and to consider the greater good. If you can buy yourself some more time or hold off on any further activities for a short period, then you may actually create a different, and better, outcome. This is a card that is all about suspension and waiting, and suggests that this may be just what you need to do in order to allow new possibilities to arise.

Sometimes not acting will help to shed more light on what other options are available to you and will allow more attractive opportunities to emerge.
The Hanged Man can sometimes reflect that you are feeling stuck or restricted in your life. You need to get in touch with why you are feeling this way, and work to release yourself from these restrictions. In this way, the Hanged Man is also about letting go. You need an emotional release from whatever it is that is leaving you feeling stuck. Accept and surrender to your present circumstances. You may need to become more vulnerable and open to different experiences but this will help you end the struggle and give up your need for control. It is when you can really let go of all the worries and concerns that you have, that you find these concerns suddenly disappear and a new reality is possible.

The hanging indicates that your life is simply suspended for a time in order for you to recognize what needs to be changed in your personality. The tree is also abundant with leaves and vines, which suggests the possibility that the situation will bear fruit. Thus, the Hanged Man represents a reversal of your usual way of life and seeing the world from a completely different angle.  The Hanged Man asks you to turn your world around and view your situation differently. When you do this, you will find something new that will prove to be of greater value to you on a much deeper level. It may be that you have to sacrifice your previous beliefs or even way of life but it is a time of renewal and your life will go forward.

The Hanged Man is a willing victim, someone who has chosen the path of sacrifice to accomplish a higher goal. The Hanged Man represents the willingness to forsake the temptations of instant gratification for a higher cause, and because of this willing sacrifice he accomplishes the goals he has in his heart. He is like the ultimate martyr, putting his self-interest aside and giving up his personal needs for the greater good. Consider areas in your own life where you need to act in a more selfless manner, either for the benefit of others or for the fulfillment of your own deeper needs. On the other hand, you may need to assess your life for areas in which you are giving up too much to others at the expense of your own mental and spiritual well-being.

Similarly, the Hanged Man tells you that you should be willing to lose something lesser in order to fulfill a greater goal. This goal is likely to be spiritual and personal. An investment of time, energy, and/or money may have to be made in order to reach this higher level of attainment. You are devoted to the cause and are open and ready to take on the task in front of you but first you need time to pause and consider.

Reversed Hanged Man Tarot Card Meanings:

The reversed position of the man in the Hanged Man indicates the need to look at yourself from an entirely different perspective. The Hanged Man reversed represents a period when you feel you are sacrificing a lot and getting nothing in return. You may have felt things were at an absolute standstill, with no movement or resolution. It is as though you are suspended in time and unable to make a move forward, backward or even sideways to get out of your current situation. Your own goals and dreams are put on hold because of external realities or internal issues. This is an energy that is passing out of your life and you can now expect things to start happening once again and major changes to occur. This period of suspension is like a means for what is to come.

You may be putting off making a decision, in the hope that it will all sort itself out eventually. However, this is often just wishful thinking. What is happening is that you are simply stalling the inevitable and you will at some point be pushed to make a final decision and to make a sacrifice in the process. In a reading where a relationship has been put on hold, the Hanged Man reversed suggests that you are happy to wait around, to a point. You realize that this relationship will evolve over time and that, due to its complexities, it cannot be rushed. However, you also do not want to be on hold forever and you acknowledge that there will come a time when you must make a decision about your current relationship.

The Hanged Man reversed suggests a loss of faith in your ability to overcome life’s obstacles. You may be refusing to go within for spiritual nourishment. It is very important at this time to look within through meditation and restore your faith in your ability to get over life’s challenges. Know that this difficult time will soon pass. Accept your circumstances and be at peace with yourself.

Alternatively, you may be preoccupied with yourself and unwilling to make a necessary sacrifice or compromise for the greater good. You may be acting in a selfish or even arrogant manner, and significantly disengaging others who are trying to work cooperatively with you.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Scientists Discover Another Way Marijuana Helps The Brain Grow

 Research shows for the first time that CBD, like THC, can promote the growth of brain cells

In 2005, Canadian researchers made a groundbreaking discovery that would forever discredit the myth that marijuana causes brain damage. What they found was an opposite effect. That is, THC – the main chemical in marijuana and the reason why users get ‘high’ – can actually cause new brain cells to grow.

The process of brain growth is called neurogenesis and does not usually improve with drug use. Marijuana use is a different story, explained Xia Zhang, M.D, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan and lead author of the study: “Most ‘drugs of abuse’ suppress neurogenesis. Only marijuana promotes neurogenesis.”

Still, THC is not the only chemical found in marijuana and, eight years later, a team from Brazil is giving marijuana users more reason to celebrate. Their study, published in the July issue of The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, shows that cannabidiol (CBD) can help your brain grow too.

Looking to investigate the effects of CBD on anxiety and depression in rodents, the researchers went to the source – a part of the brain called the hippocampus. The hippocampus regulates emotion and cognitive function and is also the only area of the adult brain that can grow.The hippocampus plays a role in emotion, memory, and learning.

While previous studies have found CBD to have beneficial effects on anxiety and depression, the new study is the first to explain why. What the scientists found was that CBD, just like THC, also causes brain cells in the hippocampus to grow. This, they say, could explain why previous studies identified CBD as an effective treatment for mood disorders.

    “Our results indicate that chronic CBD administration, by promoting neurogenesis, favours a similar anxiolytic response in stressed mice.”

Likewise, other studies have linked depression, anxiety and stress – and even problems with learning and memory – to a lack of adult neurogenesis. Although this can be brought on by frequent substance use (expect for marijuana), neurogenesis also slows down naturally as you age.

But now there is hope, says the team from Brazil. A new understanding of how the brain reacts to CBD, along with other compounds in marijuana, “opens the door for their use to manage psychiatric symptoms in disorders such as ageing, stress and neuroinflammation.”

The study was led by Ismael Galve-Roperh of the Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red sobre Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas (CIBERNED), Instituto de Universitario de Investigacion en Neuroquımica (IUIN) and Instituto Ramon y Cajal de Investigacion Sanitaria (IRYCIS)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

It's easy to be swept away by some overwhelming negative feeling,
 so it's helpful to remember that any stressful feeling 
is like a compassionate alarm clock that says,  
"You're caught in the dream."  
Depression, pain, and fear are gifts that say,
 "Take a look at your thinking right now." 
 Lead yourself back to who you really are. 
It hurts to believe you're other than who you are, 
to live any story other than happiness. 

"Loving What Is" 
Byron Katie & Stephen Mitchell

Friday, March 03, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Prosperity flows freely through my life. 
I sense a natural attraction to wealth and its comforts. 
I embrace prosperity in all forms.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

11 – Justice

Upright: Justice, fairness, truth, cause and effect, law

Reversed: Unfairness, lack of accountability, dishonesty

Justice Tarot Card Meanings and Description:

Justice is ruled by Libra and the card number is 11. The figure of Justice sits in her chair, cloaked in red and holding a sword in her right hand and scales in her left. She wears a crown with a small square on it representing well-ordered thoughts. Notice the clasp holding the cloak together. The square is the law protecting the circle and the eternal state of oneness within us all. The sword is double-edged, cutting both ways, signifying impartiality. It is point-up, signifying victory. The sword in her right hand demonstrates the logical, well-ordered mindset necessary to dispense fair justice. The scales are in her left, intuitive hand, showing that logic must be balanced by the intuition. A little white shoe pops out from beneath her cloak, reminding us of the spiritual consequences of our actions. The purple cloth draped behind her signifies compassion and the grey pillars represent the constraints of the physical world.

Upright Justice Tarot Card Meanings:

Put simply, the Justice card represents justice, fairness, truth and the law. As an outcome, the Justice card indicates that the fairest decision will be made. You are being called to account for your actions and be judged accordingly. Notice that Justice’s scales are balanced, thus its appearance indicates that events have worked out as they were meant to work out and that what is happening to you comes from the decisions you have made and the actions you have taken in the past. You have what you deserve.

Justice represents a conscious awareness that your decisions and actions have long-term consequences and your present and future circumstances are most likely a result of these decisions and actions. At the same time, Justice shows that your actions in the future can be changed by a lesson learned in the present situation. You cannot become honest without extending that honesty to yourself and others.

Justice reflects the search for truth. You need to know and speak the truth and perceive it in the words and deeds of others. Be fair and just with all and you will soon be able to detect dishonesty in yourself and others. Learn the rules that govern what you are involved with. This is a time to remain objective and to base your judgment on fact and not on hearsay.

There is a need to be fair and just when you see the Justice card in a reading. When everyone is ‘playing fair’ and following the rules, a positive outcome will be achieved.

The Justice card also indicates a time when decision making is required. Something in your life needs attention, mediation or a solution. As you contemplate your decision, are you the person to pass judgment, or is your role to accept the decision that is made? How can you remain as objective as possible, whilst searching for the truth of the matter? It is an important time for your conscience to make the ‘right’ decision. Balanced judgment exists.

Justice often refers to legal matters of all kinds. The courts are where judgments are made and decisions rendered. The legal system is the official arena in which the principles of Justice (fairness, and the quest for Truth) are explored. If you see the Justice card in a reading where there are legal matters at hand, expect the outcome to be just and fair. You are also likely to be dealing with legal contracts, such as a marriage license, divorce decree, business contract, financial arrangement or litigation. Where you are the person demanding justice, know that justice will be served. Of course, if you have acted in a deceptive way or have not spoken the truth, be aware that justice will still prevail and you will need to take responsibility for your actions.

Reversed Justice Tarot Card Meanings:

Reversed, Justice indicates dishonesty to yourself and others. It shows an unwillingness to understand the deeper meaning of why an event has occurred and shows that you are missing some opportunity for a greater understanding of yourself in life. You are not actively accepting responsibility for your actions and may be trying to blame others for your mistakes. The key here is to take responsibility for your own situation and realize that you are here through your own past choices, and therefore, whatever it takes to get out of the situation is fair and just according to Universal principles of karma and justice.

If, after a very hard look at yourself, you feel that you have done the best job possible, know that the Universe has a path laid out for you and while your situation may be frustrating right now, it is the right path for you. Over time you will begin to see that it does indeed have a reason for being this way.

Given that the Justice card can reflect a very judgmental, black-and-white view of the world, you may need to release all of your thoughts about what is right and wrong, and just accept what is. Stop judging yourself constantly about whether you are doing the right thing or whether it is working. You are where you are and you just need to accept your current situation. Just allow yourself to be in the moment and withhold any immediate judgment. The reversed Justice card also suggests that you may be better off by bending the rules a little and being a bit more flexible with your current circumstances. Of course, you also need to act in a way that is fair and just, otherwise karma will come back to you.

If you are engaged in a legal matter, you may be concerned about an unfair outcome. You may dispute the final judgment, calling into question the whole legal process. There may be legal complications or something that gets in the way of justice being served.

You may be biased or unfairly judging others, failing to seek out the truth or a balanced perspective. Your opinions are biased and have been swayed by others. Be mindful of how you judge or criticize others and ensure that you have a balanced view before you go swinging the sword of justice.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

"By The Time This Night Is Over" by Kenny G Ft. Peabo Bryson

Silence takes over
Sayin' all we need to say
There's endless possibilities
In the moves we can make
Your kiss is giving every indication
If this heart of mine is right

By the time this night is over
The stars are gonna shine on two lovers in love
And when the morning comes
It's gonna find us together
In a love that's just begun
By the time this night is over
Two hearts are gonna fly to the Heavens above
And we'll get closer and closer and closer
By the time this night is over

Let's take a slow and easy ride
Just lay back and let love take us over
There's magic here with you and I
And its gonna take us all the way
Let's find some kind of a deeper conversation
And darling if its right

By the time this night is over
The stars are gonna shine on two lovers in love
And when the morning comes
Its gonna find us together
In a love that's just begun
By the time this night is over
Two hearts are gonna fly to the Heavens above
And we'll get closer and closer and closer
By the time this night is over

A night like this may never come again
And you won't want this life to end
Oh baby we can have it all
By the time this night is over
Oh oh oh

By the time this night is over
The stars are gonna shine on two lovers in love
And when the morning comes
It's gonna find us together
In a love that's just begun
By the time this night is over
Two hearts are gonna fly to the Heavens above
And we'll get closer and closer and closer
By the time this night is over

Gonna wrap my lovin' arms around you
By the time this night is over
Heaven's gonna smile, gonna smile on two lovers
By the time this night is over
By the time this night is over
Heaven let me go, Heaven let you go baby
By the time this night is over

Thursday, February 16, 2017

By choosing your thoughts, and by selecting which emotional
currents you will release and which you will reinforce,
you determine the quality of your Light.
You determine the effects that you will have upon others, 
and the nature of the experiences of your life.

"Thoughts From the Seat of the Soul" 
by Gary Zukav

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CBD May Reverse Brain Deficits In Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

CBD could protect the brain from degeneration and reverse impairments in a number of disorders, according to new research out of Brazil. – Scientists have identified a role of cannabidiol (CBD) in countering chemical imbalances in the brain, which they say could be useful in treating a number of disorders.

The chemical in question is iron. Despite being an essential nutrient, high levels of iron can damage brain cells and lead to impairments such as memory loss in Alzheimer’s. Abnormal iron levels have also been linked to the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

Using CBD, researchers from Brazil were able to reverse markers of brain damage caused by high doses of iron in rats – restoring them to normal levels. The results were able to confirm observations from an earlier study, where a single dose of CBD was “able to recover memory in iron-treated rats.”

Writing in the July issue of Molecular Neurobiology, they concluded that CBD has significant potential in restoring brain function and protecting the brain from further damage.
“Our findings support the potential of cannabidiol in reversing cognitive decline and its clinical use in treating neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Iron has been shown to cause brain degeneration by promoting oxidative stress. On the other hand, CBD – a non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana – is known to have powerful antioxidant properties, making it “a promising candidate” for treating these disorders, wrote the authors.

The study was conducted at Pontifical Catholic University and funded by the National Institute for Translational Medicine (INCT-TM).

Saturday, February 11, 2017

I Rise Above

I refuse to indulge in damaging emotions, 
no matter how justified they may seem to be. 
I rise above. 
Destructive thoughts have no power over me.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

I believe in Me. 
I AM a capable person. 
I can do it. 
I can handle anything that comes my way. 
I believe in possibilities.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

"If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish."

"Tao Te Ching"

 - Stephen Mitchell

Friday, February 03, 2017

"You can change your entire life when you change the way you think."

-Athena Starwoman

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

Through all the changes that the Universe brings,
 I feel the center of stability which is within me.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

10 - Wheel of Fortune

Upright: Good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point

Reversed: Bad luck, negative external forces, out of control

Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Description:

The Wheel of Fortune is highly symbolic. The angel in the top left corner is Aquarius, the eagle is Scorpio, the lion is Leo and the bull is Taurus. These are the four fixed signs of the Zodiac but all have wings signifying stability amidst movement and change. The book they each have in their hands is the Torah, representing wisdom. On the wheel itself are the Hebrew letters IHVH (Yod Heh Vau Heh), the unpronounceable name of God. The snake descending on the left side of the Wheel is the Egyptian god of evil. The snake also represents the life force descending into the material world. The Anubis rising on the right side of the Wheel is Hermes, a symbol of intelligence, wisdom ascending or our shadow selves. The Sphinx on the top of the wheel represents life’s riddles. The middle wheel contains the symbols for mercury, sulfur, water and salt – the building blocks of life and the four elements – and represents formative power. The outer circle represents the material world. The eight spokes in the wheel represent the Universal radiant energy, as well as the eight Sabbats of the year. The blue background represents wisdom. The planet of this card is Jupiter, the planet of opportunity, growth, success, and expansion. 

Upright Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meanings:

The Wheel of Fortune refers to the fact that things tend to go in cycles. There are good times and there are bad times. Even if your external environment is difficult and challenging, there will come a time when this will ease off and you will be able to focus more on creating fun and merriment. The lesson of the Wheel of Fortune is that you must accept that there are always ups and downs in life. If you were to have only good times, you would become less appreciative of what you have. Sometimes the bad times provide the contrast and perspective you need to be able to recognize how blessed you are when the good times come. So, when times are good, enjoy the benefits but do not become self-righteous because things can change. When times are bad, do not be discouraged because even when things seem their worst it simply suggests that things can only get better.

The Wheel of Fortune suggests that you should not simply stand still and accept what life hands you. You can take an active hand to try and remain on the upside of the Wheel. When things are down, instead of waiting and hoping for things to get better, you can work actively towards improving your situation, thereby speeding up the recovery process. Finally, the Wheel asks you to not become discouraged when faced with adversity. Adversity is a natural part of life and should be expected from time to time. The fact that bad times happen should not worry you. Accept them as natural and not necessarily indicative of problems. Instead, look for ways in which you can face and conquer the hardship. If it cannot be addressed, then that might be taken as a suggestion of a problem. 

The Wheel of Fortune suggests that there are external factors that are influencing your situation that may be unknown to you or outside of your control. It is as though the Universe is just dishing up whatever it pleases at this time, and it can feel quite unpredictable and intimidating as a result (especially if you like being in control most of the time). This is one of the challenging aspects of the Wheel of Fortune since no matter which way the Wheel of Fortune turns, it is impossible to try and change it. So, you might as well try to accept what is happening and adapt accordingly. If a crisis seems inevitable, recall that in every crisis lies opportunity. When you have been pushed in a new direction, know that every path leads somewhere, even if you do not know where it is. Such events are simply out of your control, and if you can accept that then the ride gets a lot easier. If you struggle against the Wheel it will crush you. So just go with the flow.

The Wheel of Fortune is about keeping optimistic and having faith in the Universe that it will take care of the situation in the best way possible. You need to remain optimistic yourself, thinking positively and keeping as upbeat as possible. Through meditation and visualization, the Wheel of Fortune can assist and reinforce your intention to bring increased abundance, good fortune and prosperity into your life. This allows your life to turn in more positive directions if you are willing to grow and expand. This is also a ‘lucky’ time in life when you are sensing the action of fate and destiny working in your favor. You may even be witnessing miracles or a very fortunate series of events.
The Wheel represents karma and reminds you that ‘what goes around comes around’. In the upright position, you are likely to be at the positive end but again, do not become complacent. You still need to act in ways that are fundamentally ‘good’ to ensure that luck or positivity stays on your side.

The Wheel of Fortune speaks of a pivotal point in your life, where new options become possible. The appearance of the Wheel of Fortune shows that change is not only likely to happen, it is certain to happen, and soon. Generally the change shown in the Wheel of Fortune is a dramatic change from the established order. These changes are distinctly personal and may require making a first step on a new and unfamiliar path. You may also need to alter your present course, move things in a different direction or turn things around to ensure that you are creating the right outcomes in your life.
A great affirmation for the Wheel of Fortune is, “Through all the changes that the Universe brings, I feel the center of stability which is within me.”

Reversed Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card Meanings:

When the Wheel of Fortune is reversed, luck is not on your side. There has been a turn of events that are not in your favor sending you into a tail spin and changing your world significantly, seemingly for the worst. Oftentimes, the reversed Wheel of Fortune indicates that there are negative forces at play that are outside of your control, leaving you feeling helpless and powerless. However, while there have been some unfortunate circumstances that are outside of your control, the run of bad luck that you are experiencing may also be as a result of poor decisions you have made in the past. Think about what actions you have taken recently and whether these may have contributed to your present circumstances. What can you do to improve your luck and regain control of your destiny? Despite the setbacks, learn from the cycle of life and be prepared for such ups and downs in the future. Accept responsibility for your current and future situation, and look for ways that you can create more positive outcomes. 

The reversed Wheel of Fortune can also reflect resistance to change, particularly if change is being forced upon you. The appearance of this card suggests that change has become a source of significant stress for you and you may be trying to consciously or subconsciously stop events from running their course. 

This is also not a time to be taking risks as you may not come out a winner. You may need to be more cautious than before, taking more time to assess your options and to select the safest bet.