Bad Tarot Cards Are Not Really Bad

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I can't tell you how many times I read someone's Tarot Cards when some fairly uncomfortable cards show up. One of those cards is The Devil. In many decks, the Devil card has a fairly scary image and in the reading itself, it represents problems in the person's life.Some folks panic when they see this card in their reading.

Now I am no Pollyanna. The Devil card is one that I would prefer not to see in a reading. But I am fairly philosophical about that card if it does reveal. I have found that, yes, it represents problems. But they are problems that are obvious. They are problems that you can see (and maybe even know about before the reading itself) and in seeing these problems, you can fix them, handle them, wrangle them and maybe even solve them forever.

For me, it is the hidden problems, the potholes in the road of life that we cannot see, that are hidden from us, perhaps purposely, that are the problems to really worry about. That is not what the Devil card represents.

So the next time you sit down for a reading and you see this horned creature in your spread, think about what you need to do to overcome any obstacle in your life. Once you know, you can succeed.




Horoscope for the Week of May 17, 2021 - Sun in Gemini

The Sun enters Gemini and brightens our lives. Wherever you need a bit of sunshine, add it in and let it glow. Then be sure to heat up any scene.

Bob Dylan - jupiter in taurus








(Bob Dylan has Sun in Gemini)

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Whatever you say to whoever you say it to is bound to be impressive and compelling. You have some strong ideas percolating in the background and they are now ready to pour out. So say what is on your mind, Aries, and add a bit of diplomacy and flair. See how many fans you can gather together. Even some dusty old views find new life and luster.

Money might have been a source of stress for you these past few months but now you are discovering some fresh ideas and new approaches that can turn things around. Have you been asking the right advisors? Have you been doing your careful homework? If so, now is the time to try your accumulated acumen and cash in, Taurus.

Your social life can hit a high point now, Gemini. That is because your need to connect and your building confidence is strengthening and motivating you. The secret to your success is to find the right circles, present the right ideas which can sway a crowd and set your course to success. Don’t pooh pooh any party. You never know who will be there.

This is the time to release any secrets that have been holding you back, Cancer. Letting old ideas fade away and exposing any of your obstacles to let them fade with the light of day is good personal policy for you now. Life can expand, mellow out and become a beautiful calm. Then you can go out and make some noise and upend the landscape!

Leos are finding that their social life is getting more and more crowded and busy. Good! You have been sheltering too long and losing steam. Join a new club or five. Get involved in a community effort that offers you new experiences. Meet. New. People. Spring will spring into action, thanks to the cosmos... and some of your newly found oomph.

Long term plans, especially those that can impact your career, will suddenly come into sharp focus. hings might have been stewing on the backburner while you navigated all of the twists and turns of the pandemic. But now, Virgo, the landscape is vast and the path to your success is one that you are compelled to take. No lines. No waiting.

Feeling like you need some sort of a change? If so, you can make it all happily happen now. Travel might have been scary and problematic for the past year but now, Libra, you have an urge to explore the world ... or at least get out of your humdrum routine with something or someone totally fresh. And how fresh is entirely up to you!

Zippy Scorpios have so much pent up energy and love that they may be stymied as to where to express themselves. But don’t sweat this decision. The fates are finding many new ways for you to fully express your emotions in a compelling and delightful way. Let your imagination soar and see who you meet and greet. You may be surprised....!

Connection is so important for you, Sagittarius, that you might find yourself reaching out to people who you least expect. The important thing to remember is that there are people around you who can greatly and beneficially impact your life. Strengthen old bonds and seek a few new ones. Take a calculated risk and see what happens.

If lots of little projects have been piling up on your desk and if you have been feeling more tired than usual, this may be the time to step back, take a deep breath and then dive into action. Your energy reserves are filling up again, Capricorn. And your zest for life is charging up. Don’t let the grass grow under your feet. Get moving - you will feel renewed.

Aquarians become party animals as their imagination and creativity hit a high note now. What great masterpieces are ready to be revealed? What fun activities can you plan and execute? You gather merry makers as you go and life can become one big festivity. Hurry before your attention turns to something more practical and mundane!

What is it about family that compels you to become more involved now, Pisces? I don’t know but I see that the more you can focus on home and family issues, the greater your personal joy will become. Repair connections, spruce up relationships and surroundings. Whatever you can accomplish now will have long term benefits and impact.

(c) 2021 MADAM LICHTENSTEIN, LLC., All Rights Reserved. For Entertainment Purposes Only. Author of the book HerScopes. Contact at @thestarryeye
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Lucky Numbers for the Week of May 14, 2021

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes. So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of May 14-20, 2021:

1, 14, 25, 37, 45, 47, 65, 80

There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions. Here's a guide to the best books available this month

CPA/MISPA Summer 2021 Webinars

Here is a list of all of the new summer online courses offered by the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London. These  Summer 2021 webinars start on 2nd May - take a look at the full details and book now at

The webinars are real-time, online seminars in psychological astrology. You are able to interact with the tutor and other students as the session happens via a chat box. Experience a MISPA seminar live from anywhere in the world through your computer browser or app. If you can't make it live you can still book and receive four weeks access to the recording of the event afterwards.

Darby Costello
Mercury and the Sun
Sunday 2nd May 2021 - 15.30-18.00 BST

Mercury is the Messenger of the gods, and also the Trickster god, and in our charts it describes the part of us which gathers information for our ongoing lives – and our survival. Never being far from the Sun, it does this primarily for who we are aiming to be. It may rise ahead of the Sun, or after the Sun, and it may be direct or retrograde. It may be in the same sign as the Sun or the sign. Each of these positions tells us something significant about how it works. We shall explore these differences so to appreciate its paradoxical dimension more fully and to aid others to do this as well.

Martin Moritz
Singletons in the Chart: Dealing with your inner black sheep
Sunday 16th May Feb 2021 - 15.30-18.00 BST

We often take those elements of which we have plenty for granted, even can get bored with them. Welcome to yawn city. If, on the other hand, an element is completely missing, we can become quite worried. What to do? Missing elements are often delegated into the shadow, prone to all sorts of defense mechanisms, mostly projection. And can we presume that one planet in an element is better than none at all? Well…no, not quite! Richard Idemon called these planets ‘singletons’ and attached a great deal of significance to them. After all, they have to carry the whole weight of this element, which can never be an easy task. And so singletons are at odds when it comes to integrate themselves into the chorus of the chart, they are not team player. It rather wants to become the conductor of the whole chart and play first fiddle in our consciousness. A prima ballerina or a black sheep, the runt or the pig of the litter.

We often become obsessed with this singleton and this element, transfixed by everything they archetypically represent. The singleton can become a loose cannon and act as an energy sucking vampire, residing in its house like in a sinister castle, from where it wreaks havoc.

This sounds stressful, and quite rightly so. But what makes these tricksters so fascinating, is that they often represent the hidden gold in a chart. A magical sore-point, which can challenge the other elements to creative ways of expressing themselves. We will look at elements and all planets plus Chiron and Lilith to shed some light on how they can dominate a chart.

Carole Taylor
The Psychology of Place: Local Space as Astrological Magic

Sunday 23rd May 2021 - 15.30-18.00 BST

This seminar explores the technique of Local Space as a type of transformative magic. It offers us both a global map and a local chart. Our Local Space map shows how we relate to the wider world, each planet line evoking that archetype for us along its length around the globe. Using the Local Space chart, our personal living space reveals itself as a reflection of our birth chart, where we unconsciously express the dynamics of our personality in the way we have arranged our home. Using the magic of astrological correspondence and conscious acts of rearrangement, our home can become the catalyst for self-understanding, personal development and creative transformation.

John Green
Melding the Aspects
Sunday 6th June 2021 - 15.30-18.00 BST

A big part of learning astrology is getting to grips with the aspects. How do the deities in our charts (planets) interact with one another? There are many books and pieces of software who will give us a quick delineation of these but when a planet has many aspects they don’t tell us how it all fits together. What do we make of Venus square Moon, trine Saturn opposite Jupiter for example? Or a planet which is involved in two complex aspect patterns? In today’s webinar we will strip the chart back to look at these planetary interactions and see how we can find the ways to tell the story of these complicated relationships to our clients, or even ourselves.

John will take a few participant’s charts during the webinar if time permits, so email us in advance if you would like to offer your chart and talk about it during the webinar.

Lynn Bell
The 9th House and the Making of our Minds: Faith, False Prophets, Dark Gods, and Visionaries
Sunday 20th June 2021 - 15.30-18.00 BST

In ancient astrology the 9th house was the House of God, it is meant to direct us to the highest good. Sometimes our fellow humans fervently believe things that seem incomprehensible, and we are even more bewildered when others agree. How can our minds be  “turned”? At a time when collective  beliefs are under siege, and the greater good is being redefined, we will look at how the 9th house functions in the natal chart, both in those with strong beliefs and those who defy collective standards, deny evidence, or lead others into obscure territory. In the 9th house we  also leap into unknown territory, into the experience of the numinous and the divine. Both the sign ruler of the 9th and planets positioned here have much to say about our experience of this house.

Jason Holley
The Places of Planetary Descent: Re-Imagining the 6th, 7th, and 8th Houses
Sunday 27th June 2021 - 15.30-18.00 BST

Known to the ancients as the places of bad fortune, setting, and idleness, the 6th, 7th, and 8th house respectively are the areas in the sky where planets descend below the horizon. Unseen by the Ascendant to whom they make no aspect, in the 8th house planets cross the Gate of Hades and accelerate their journey to the Underworld. Then in the 7th house they dramatically appear opposite to the Ascendant, discovered through the Other bringing contrast set off in bold relief. Finally, again invisible to the Ascendant, in the 6th house planets are fully subjected to the realm of Night in the place where Mars, the Night protector and guardian, was said to rejoice.

Planets found in these places of the chart are completing what we might archetypally call the Day journey that culminated in the 9th house, and now they are coming to terms with Night. In this webinar we will examine this situation psychologically, and explore the predicaments and possibilities of planets in these locations. In particular we will consider the 8th and 7th house reality that it is through others that we discover our own inner diversity and multiplicity, our own Night; and the 6th house reality that the body and especially its symptoms likewise invite us into the deep realm of the implicit.

To get a felt sense of each house, we will explore case examples from long-term psychotherapy as well as imagery, story, embodied imagination, and psychodrama. We will also consider figures from Greco-Roman myth – including the witch Medea, the beautiful mortal Psyche, and the wise centaur Chiron – each of whom found themselves in similar situations to those experienced by planets in these houses. We will develop a variety of creative ways to conceptualize and empathize with planets who inhabit, rule, and visit each house: what do they do there, what are the possibilities, what kinds of things can happen in each of these areas of the psyche?

In the process we will also develop and practice a multi-layered approach to understanding houses in general. At the level of technique this means putting ancient cosmologies of the houses based on clockwise diurnal motion into conversation with more modern cosmologies based on counter-clockwise progression through the signs. At the level of imagination, it means drawing from the deep well of ancient mythology to contextualize and enrich the modern life stories of people today.

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Very best wishes

Horoscope for the Week of May 10, 2021 - Jupiter in Pisces

Jupiter makes a big move into Pisces now expanding our capacity for joy and love. Spread the good vibes and plant seeds of optimism while the ground is fertile.

Leonardo dicaprio










(Leonardo DiCaprio has Jupiter in Pisces)

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Remove all of your barriers and see where the cosmos takes you. You are about to enter another dimension that gives you greater perspective, knowledge and compassion. The best pathway for this journey is through meditation or yoga because it will relax you and enable you to bend with the process. Softness has it’s advantages now, Aries.

Taureans will experience greater and greater luck the more they explore friendships and create stronger connections to others. There are those around you who are just waiting for an invitation. Then there are others who are there to quietly help you anonymously. So make your appearance on the social scene and see who and what can develop.

Whatever you have been striving to achieve over the past couple of years can suddenly manifest in an expansive way. If you have been waiting for the right time to implement any long term plans, this is the time. There is an element of luck and good timing that takes things further than expected. The world is your oyster, Gemini. Slurp it up.

This is no time to sit in your shell, Cancer. It is time to fully experience the world and all it has to offer. You may be feeling uneasy about traveling and that is understandable. Find ways within your comfort zone to reach beyond your borders and get out of your rut. Any move expands your vision, your luck and your ultimate success.

Leos are grrrreat and feeling fairly feisty. What will you do with all of this sexy pent up energy? My advice is to package it, show it off and bank on it. You will gather your admirers as you go. There are those who you meet who will be very beneficial to you in the next couple of years. Your charisma is your best resource. See who you can press and impress.

Virgos understand the importance of relationships but which specific ones are the ones that will be vital to you in the coming years? These are the distinctions you will be making now. The decisions you make can not only expand your life but bring you to an entirely new and higher level of happiness. Embrace life. But more importantly, embrace others.

Even onerous and boring work will go easier and faster now, Libra. Whatever has been piling up on your desk can now be handled with an amount of joy and satisfaction. That goes for anything medical or health-related. Take care of yourself, pamper yourself and get into a new mindset to increase your energies and strength, Wow!

Creativity is your middle name now, Scorpio. Pour your soul and inspiration into anything that is totally artistic, fun and inspiring. You can even amp up your luck with some calculated risks at small stakes gambling. But the real lesson to take away from this period is that you have great reserves of wonderful ideas that are just waiting for a chance to bloom.

Whatever family issues or projects that you have been laboring at will suddenly open up, expand and go in the direction you want. Brick walls come down and understanding links minds together. Your home environment blooms with possibilities. So what is your next big move here, Sagittarius? I look forward to seeing what is next.

Whatever you say seems to carry with it a strength and purpose that cannot be denied, Capricorn. So don’t be afraid to express yourself and say what is really on your mind. You will find the right words that can change minds and create movements. The secret to your success is to focus on the big picture and how that can benefit both you and others in the future.

If money has been tight and finances have been a worry, you can worry a little less now, Aquarius. There could be profitable opportunities in your future that takes you to the next positive step. Put out the effort and do your homework. No path should be ignored but weigh the ultimate benefits. Luck can play a role too. You can make your own luck.

What is it about Pisces that makes them so irresistible now? The cosmos delivers you a package of personality oomph. Use whatever charisma you have now (which is plenty) to showcase your talents and take your personal projects one giant step further. Find ways to safely meet and greet and sweep people off their feet. Life becomes very sweet.

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