For Everyone: Although we are in an energetically expansive phase, nothing is moving very fast now. The Moon bounces into lively Leo at 1:08 pm EDT, amplifying our extroverted tendencies while creating conflict with the even-keeled Taurus Sun. However, a very subtle yet powerful tug draws us into the psychological depths as secretive Pluto turns retrograde. Meanwhile, a magical Venus-Neptune quintile inspires romanticism, spiritual pursuit and the love of beauty.

Taurus: You might be convinced there is a method to your madness while others try to understand your behavior. A spiritual Venus-Neptune alignment fills your head with beautiful fantasies and romantic illusions. Fortunately, you can discern the difference between fact and fancy now, so you won’t waste time pursuing an impossible dream. Nevertheless, you struggle with the thought that you may need to suppress your feelings so they don’t interfere with more practical concerns. Stephen Covey wrote, “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”

     – Rick Levine


What is Thelemic Waves? What is True Will Tarot?

Hey, I have a new idea for a tarot and this new idea deserves, I believe, a patent as well as a copyright. This idea is not an answer to the above two questions (or maybe, in its way, it is). This idea is a marketing idea. I’m loath to write this as there’s the hope that this idea of mine does not get taken from me and no financial gain given me. But type this idea out I must, not forget it I must.

You’re familiar with the collectible card game genre? It all began with Magic The Gathering in 199?. A card game involving fantasy mythos creatures and magic powers played like a strategy football-game-like concept of war in an astral plane. Each player’s deck would be custom designed based on cards they purchased, like sports-memorabilia collectable, tradable cards, ad hoc in a collecting fashion. Consider the same idea applied to a tarot deck design. The marketing genius behind the original design, captured by dozens of game companies and brand names such as Pokémon, is that the consumer keeps enjoying new purchases of the product.

To the tarot pack I am considering, I want to stick first with my original design idea of The Landmark Tarot deck. In the Landmark Tarot, the twenty-two Major Arcana are created using images of various global landmarks such as The Supreme Court for Justice, the Great Pyramids for the Emperor, The World Trade Center for the Blasted Tower, etc. And incorporating the tradable, collectable card concept, the Minor Arcana would have a variety of depiction methods for each card. The original pack of 78 cards could be purchased singularly and, like the original G.’.D.’. and Thoth designs, as in the Marseille deck, the minors would be “pip” style designs. An alternate version of the deck could be available, or actually several alternate versions, some with an alternate pip design and some with non-pip, but Waite-type depictions. The “booster” packs of five would also be available, providing random varieties of the minors per pack.

The idea is to be able to provide so much variety, maybe even have alternate Majors in some packs, that a tarotist could virtually design their own preferred deck for readings – or even a variety of decks.

Well, anyway, in short, that’s my idea.

Tuesday, April 17

Our passions rise as beautiful Venus forms a harmonizing trine with potent Pluto. Although the intensity ratchets up a notch, it seems to flow with relative ease. The tactile Taurus Moon helps us stabilize our feelings by encouraging us to rely on our perceptions. Luna’s connections with Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Venus add urgency to the mix. Meanwhile, Chiron’s shift into spontaneous Aries reminds us healing is available only in the present moment.

You can get away with turning on the charm today, enabling you to bend reality in your favor. The sensible Taurus Moon activates a powerful cosmic pattern, allowing you to center your energy, express your feelings and interact with others on a spiritual level. Your charisma enchants others now, prompting them to relax their defenses in your presence. The art of persuasion is a tool of manifestation, as long as you don’t use the energy only for personal gain. Creig Crippen wrote, “You will see in the world what you carry in your heart.”

– Rick Levine

Tuesday. 9 am to after 2pm, maybe 4pm working my online tarot readings while plugged in at the library. It’s 8amish right now, I did complete one reading while here at Starbucks via my Keen online listing. I am aiming for $56 or more NET earnings today.

Sunday’s Child

Today’s Taurus horoscope by Rick Levine

For Everyone: We are like surfers who must be vigilant if we want to catch the approaching cosmic wave. Preparation time is over and there’s no time to lose if we are to make the most of the days and weeks ahead. The enterprising Aries New Moon at 9:57 pm EDT triggers immediate action without fear of the consequences. Meanwhile, messenger Mercury completes its three-week retrograde period and turns direct as obstacles, whether real or imagined, slowly fade.

For Taurus:You might wish you could avoid people today because you don’t want to feel obligated to answer pointless questions. Although the self-willed Aries New Moon activates your 12th House of Spiritual Retreat, you can’t necessarily stay in bed under the covers all day. Upon closer examination you may realize that you’re not only keeping your feelings from everyone else, you’re also hiding them from yourself. Don’t waste your precious alone time; meditation quiets your mind so you can find the answers you need. Meister Eckhart wrote, “What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.”

You wish you could hide from any stresses that are present in your love life while the autonomous Aries New Moon mobilizes your 12th House of Spiritual Retreat today. However, if you’re in a committed partnership, you may not be able to conceal your feelings from the one you love for long. Take time to reflect and meditate on matters of the heart on your own before spilling your thoughts and emotions into your love relationship. This is a time for romantic contemplation.

We’ll see how this goes. I am not per se in the mood to stay alone today, but with the amount of goodness I posses in the form of tobacco and pot, I could sit and smoke and smoke all day if I liked.

Sunday. Today’s plans do not involve work of any kind. Typically I even have a massive limit of online activity on Sundays. This is because my Internet access is available only at restaurants, cafes, and outside the library which is closed today. My phone service is currently disabled as I’m pondering whether to keep Straight Talk one more month or buy a new Verizon compatible phone. In fact, I’m going to add to the possibilities by walking to Staples today and getting a free phone via a gift card I have for $5 and a phone they sale for $5. Will tell you more about it later.

Going now to smoke and then contemplate that walk

Today’s Horoscope for Taurus

You might feel as if you’re spinning your wheels today, trying to finalize a strategy to put your life back on track. However, it’s no use making plans to reach a specific goal unless you have a clear sense of where you currently stand. Forget about the next milestone while you reassess your recent progress and your annoying setbacks. Once you collect your bearings, you can successfully plot a path into your future. But don’t look to others for guidance now, as their advice will only cause you to doubt your own wisdom. German statesman Walther Rathenau wrote, “Truth is inner harmony.”

Your own wise intuition is the only true-blue confidante you will need to get you through your current love life challenge. You’ve been wanting to create a strategy for the future of a special romantic relationship, but you can’t possibly think about where you’re going tomorrow if you don’t know where you are right now. Take this moment in time to gather your wits, observe what’s happening within your unfolding love connection and have openhearted conversations with the one you love, starting today.

– Tarot.com

What’s Up

I’m working on a new blog other than this one. I’ll give more specific information when it is ready. The main difference is that it will be self-hosted and not dependent on WordPress.com limits. Anyway, that’s a little tidbit.

Doing my online work at the public library is not the most efficient so far since my hosting service is on the standard IP-blacklists due to the shared hosting nature of these things. It is what it is. I can decide to purchase a static IP which will be all my own, which will prevent any “blacklistings.”

Anyway… as I mentioned on Twitter, this is sorta temporary sorta, this blog, sorta