Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

What Do We Own?

There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi As we continue our visit in the Second House of the astrological chart, we are discussing possessions, the deep human impulse of ownership and our material side. Of course, this is such a volatile area for mostContinue reading Continue Reading

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Extravagant Desires

Money will come when you are doing the right thing.— Mike Phillips While we theoretically may be on board with the idea of a bountiful, generous Divinity, when it comes to our own lives, many of us squeeze ourselves into tiny boxes, hoping to just scrape by without incident. After all, that’s life, right? YetContinue reading Continue Reading

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We Interrupt This Programming

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. — Norman MacEwan What if we were to question the basic premise we’ve all learned since (at least) grade school, that competition and survival are the driving forces in the biosphere? What if that isn’t the whole picture,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Spring Cleaning Ourselves

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.— Seneca Working our way through our kriyas, or at least the small and large shifts of how we perceive ourselves, many peripheral things will change, too. Things that seem to have no obviousContinue reading Continue Reading

Family histories

If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves, there wouldn’t be enough to go around.— Christina Stead (1903-1983) From the historical perspective of the creation and meaning given to money, to the current value placed on it by complex forces of governmental agencies and economic policies, all of usContinue reading Continue Reading

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Our stories

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stainedWith the blood of the grape, pass not, but sitBeneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest,And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe;And all the daughters of the year shall dance!Sing now the lusty song of fruit and flowers.— William Blake, To Autumn, 1783 If you’re stillContinue reading Continue Reading

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Money and the Mind

lt is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. — Seneca What gives the plastic and pieces of paper in our wallets value? We do. For several generations, money has ceased being representative of any “real” commodity, like gold. Its power and value come only fromContinue reading Continue Reading

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Love Thy Brother – at no extra charge!

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned andthe last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.— Cree Nation Proverb As the Roman Empire crumbled and finally fell, the local agrarian economy became paramount. During the European Dark Ages, there was little trade beyond a day’sContinue reading Continue Reading

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Scare City

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.— Henry Ford Today we continue to try to understand the great fear that challenges untold numbers of people: the fear of not havingContinue reading Continue Reading

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..the rest of the story

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.— Og Mandingo Yesterday, I told the story of Elsie, the 90-something woman who lived at the nursing home where I worked in the 1970s. She was an extreme case, but there were others like her, whoContinue reading Continue Reading

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Once upon a time…

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.–Benjamin Franklin Back in the mid and late 1970s, I was the social services director and activities coordinator in a 132-bed skilled nursing facility in St. Petersburg, FL. Almost all of the residents there (we did not call them patients) suffered to some degreeContinue reading Continue Reading

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