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Weekly Tarot With Tif: Inspired Service To Self And Others


“Celebrate your success and stand strong when adversity hits, for when the storm clouds come in, the eagles soar while the small birds take cover.” – Napoleon Hill

I am not going to lie to you. The universe is filled with some weird energy lately. From last Sunday’s Weekly Tarot, you know that Mercury Retrograde is finally upon us, and the outlaw MR doesn’t like us starting anything.  In this case, it’s okay to throw your hands up and just go with the flow.

Because when you go with the flow, something amazing happens: You celebrate the small moments in life, and therein you can see opportunities for inspired action. This is a time for you to sort through yourself, but rather than sitting around and meditating on Why am I feeling this way? and How can I release this pattern?… The Four of Wands is the act of doing, the act of celebrating the good, the act of taking kind and compassionate responsibility towards yourself, of inspired service towards others.


Right now you really want to do something but you don’t know what that is or even really where to begin. Normally messy individuals may be tearing through stuffed closets or finally have the urge to do the dishes; yes, you can start there. You may want to tackle personal health and do something simple like introduce more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Others may call you to help with a project as a team effort: it may even be just to paint a giant canvas with friends, or it could be to read to the elders at the nursing home.

This is a tricky type of energy. You have to let go of the urge to do something to perfection right now, to finish the goal; that’s not going to happen. Sometimes things are meant to go haywire so that we can return to the self and center, re-evaluate and find joy in the small moments of life. So, breathe through the confusion, the feelings of worry, and those other pesky, nagging things in your head and heart; then, trust when your heart feels tugged or you feel a sudden childlike enthusiasm or empathy toward something. Give it attention. The smallest of things do matter. You may think you are the smallest of things, and yes, you dear, are a spectacular spec of stardust.

Look for more Weekly Tarot with Tif on Sundays. Want more now? If you feel ‘confuddled,’ you can get a reading here.

Image: Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore and Aly Fell.

Tiffany Chaney is a poet, a witchy woman that still swings on the swing set and wishes on stars. She suggests you try it sometime. Her poetry collection Between Blue and Grey won the 2013 Mother Vine Award for Best in Poetry. Take a creative e-course, snag a tarot reading, or map your inner mythos over at Three Path Thinking, and discover more about her writing at tiffanychaneycom. Now, crank up the volume to the tune playing in your head and dance to a Mad Girl’s Love Song.


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