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Happy New year!

At the end of 2014 I was interviewed by the highly talented Ally Bishop at www.upgradeyourstory.com on blogtalkradio.

We talk writing and tarot. Have a listen, and not only will you hear my dulcet tones, but also enjoy a few tarot tales and ghost stories.

2015 is going to be a year of change and I’m planning big things, with a new website under way, and loads of interactive events for you to join in with. More podcasts, webinars, and Google hangouts are all planned.

On some of these I’ll be teaching tarot, so if you have specific areas of tarot reading you’d like to learn about, let me know.

Keep up to date with how my new website build is shaping up by following my blog, or chasing after me on social media. Let’s keep in touch in 2015.




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12 zodiac signsAstrological Forecast For October 2014

The month of October threatens to be challenging because from 6th Oct through to 27th Oct Mercury, the planet of communication, is going retrograde. This always creates hiccups by delaying vital messages getting through, playing havoc with our internet connections and, somehow, making us all speak at cross purposes to each other. Do not despair; there are others things to do apart from talk. Jupiter is in Leo and that means fun, fun, fun.

Aries star signAries will have a romantic month and feel very secure with their partner. Finding time to be alone and work is the tough part. Buying art and beautiful objet d’art for your home gives you great pleasure: you’re investing in your future. Friends may be jealous of your abundance, but ignore them, I see you working hard for your success.

Taurus star signTaurus You’re determined to succeed but confused as to direction. This is a time of networking and being prepared to change your mind. Travel, writing and education are the top things to do, but relationships look a bit stodgy, so take space to be on your own for a while. Persuading people of how useful you are comes easy, which is brilliant if you’re looking to change career or job.

gemini star signGemini Work is going extremely well, but is it to the detriment of your family relationships? Taking home the bacon is all well and good, but don’t keep boring your loved ones with business talk. Moving home, refurbishment, or even building a house, all go well; so does any kind of public performance. The end of the month finds you in party mood and ready to have some fun.

Cancer star signCancer, you love your home but this month you’re working hard, saving up to visit exotic locations and travelling to nearer destinations. I see you talking, planning and having loads of fun chatting about where you’ll visit. It’s a lucky month for you, and anyone who makes people laugh for a living, or is a tour guide, will be especially fortunate. If you have teenage children this may be the first time you leave them home alone while you go off travelling.

leo star signLeo will spend this month spending: lots! There are so many lovely things out there that you just have to have. Some of you will be spending to heal a broken heart, while others will be re-mortgaging in order to get ahead and buy something better. Most conversations will be light hearted, because you really don’t fancy thinking sensibly at the moment. Life is fun and you want to enjoy it: right now.

Virgo star signVirgo may be feeling romantically confused. You appear to be slightly fed up with everything, but determined to create sweeping changes. There’s a hunt for a new career and better prospects, as well as a promise to invest more time and energy in yourself. Pursuits carried on in isolation bring great rewards, but anyone working in hospitals will be at the fore front of major upheavals. Visiting close friends is very relaxing and gives you a boost.

Libra star signLibra are uncertain about current friendships and romance, so are forging ahead to meet new people. Showing off is good and brings you some much needed attention. Money may feel tight, so be wary of ‘get rich quick’ schemes, they may not be all they seem. Fun is to be found by dressing up and looking good, so treat yourself to some new glad rags and go and knock those new friends for six.

Scorpio star signScorpio, your tastes are changing with a new leaning towards foreign or tribal art. Usually loathe to throw away anything, you’re now having a bit of a clear out. Possessions are possessing you; and with a great desire to travel now calling, travelling light appears to be the answer. Work will offer sudden opportunities to go in a different direction, but with no time to talk things through, you have to make a quick decision.

Sagittarius star signSagittarius Life’s a bit of a jumble. You appear to be receiving lots of praise, but very little reward for your efforts. Stay or go? Relish the limelight for now and slowly plan your escape. You’re in quite a philosophical mood, constantly discussing with others the concept of pushing against known boundaries. Plan, plan and keep planning; the time for action will be the end of the year. Meanwhile be creative in the arts or sport, it will you help burn off some of that frustration.

Capricorn star signCapricorn are beavering away behind the scenes and making their dreams come true. Writing, communication and foreign travel can all make you prosperous right now. Some people may not understand what you’re doing, but those who do will encourage you enormously. It’s a good time to learn a new language and to drum up funding for any new business enterprise.

Aquarius star signAquarius You’re trying to change your lifestyle and looking to loved ones for support. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don’t expect everything to happen overnight: be patient. Your romantic life is really strong, however general friendships, especially with wealthier people, will start to irritate and make you question their morals. Long walks and laughter with your favourite person make all of your troubles evaporate.

pisces2Pisces are in a very dreamy mood; however those dreams appear to be highly creative because this month is positive for work and personal projects. Travel can bring new opportunities for romance, but do you speak the same language, in every sense of the phrase? There’s a shift coming in how you want others to view you, but as yet it’s all dreams, so read another fantasy novel and laugh when others say you’re wasting your time.


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Ever wondered what the Page of Swords and Seven of Cups Tarot Combination means?

Sometimes, when deciding what to write on my blog, I look at the search terms people have used to find my site. Tarot card combinations appear to be what most people are after interpretations for. Being able to relate two or more tarot cards to each other is often one of the hardest parts of learning the craft. Mostly the learning comes through practice, and in the initial stages of using tarot, feedback from the person you’re reading for. If, however, you’re reading for yourself, comprehending what those two cards mean together can be incredibly tricky.

The ‘Page of Swords and Seven of Cups Tarot Combination’ is a search term someone used recently, and if this person was reading for themself, I can fully understand why they’d need a little help understanding its meaning.

Tarot Page of Swords and Seven of Cups combinationThe Page of Swords is a fascinating and complex card, but with this combination I don’t need to go into a whole variety of potential meanings, because I have the modifying cards, The Seven of Cups.

The Page of Swords is a court card, so as a personality or character tarot card, we can quickly understand that he represents either the questioner, or someone in the questioner’s life. For this example let’s say that it’s someone the questioner knows.

The tarot suit of Swords symbolise mental activity. Thinking. The Page of any tarot suit represents the young energy. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the person is young age wise, but that they have a youthful approach, or are learning the skills represented by the suit. So here, with the Page of Swords, the individual is learning to use the processes of thinking and discriminating. Bring to mind any child you know, and you’ll quickly see that a youngster practising their mental abilities tends to try it on and test their luck. How far can they push you? Can they outsmart you? What happens if they tell an untruth, or an outright lie? They aren’t necessarily using their mind in the same way that we, as adults, will. It’s all a bit of a game.

A picture of the Page of Swords is emerging. He’s a mental gymnast! He’s not always honest and is usually very smart, because he uses his mind in ways we never thought possible.

Next let’s look at the Seven of Cups. Cups are all about emotions and emotional desires. Seven is a number of abundance and potential. Put the two together and you can see that the Seven of Cups is all about latching onto emotional potential. It’s the tarot card of wishful thinking and daydreaming of what we would like. There’s no action in this tarot card, only dreamy desire.

Tarot Page of Swords and Seven of Cups combination WaiteNow if we put the two card together we can see that we have a person with a monkey mind daydreaming. This is a fantastic tarot combination for anyone involved in the creative arts. Okay, so they haven’t put pen to paper yet, or picked up their paintbrush, but they have a truly inventive way of viewing the world. If, however, this is a romantic question we’re asking, then everything goes steadily downhill. Fast! The Page of Swords isn’t necessarily lying, but he’s definitely fantasising.

When asking about a lover this tarot combination starts to spell trouble. The Page of Swords influenced by the Seven of Cups will promise you the world, and mean it: but they won’t be able to deliver. They’ll have huge ideas for your future together, but won’t necessarily be able to get their act together. At some point you’ll confront them and say, ‘But you said that you’d make a million.’ Well, in their dreams they did. They may also aggrandise who they are and what they have to offer you in life. No, they’re not lying, just imagining themselves to be more than they are.

The worst scenario is if you’re asking about getting involved in a business with this person. They have a zillion plans, a billion brilliant ideas, and are apparently smart enough to make it all happen. Wrong. They’ll sit there and dream the dream, talk the talk, but never get round to acting.

If you’ve had this tarot card combination appear in your reading I’d love to hear from you. How did The Page of Swords and Seven of Cups turn out for you?

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I’ve written a brand new post on ToniAllenBooks all about alternative interpretations for the tarot Strength card. Pop along now to join in the conversation.

Tarot Strength card

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Tarot Knight of CupsOver at www.ToniAllenBooks.com you can discover how the story of newley weds Aimee Maiden and Nick Wheeler offers the perfect interpretation for the Knight of Cups.

They didn’t know they had met before until a family photo proved they had been on the same beach 11 years earlier.

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Weekly Horoscope 2nd July to 8th July 2014

12 zodiac signsOn the 3rd July Mercury the planet of communication goes direct again, so we can all breathe a sigh of relief and start mopping up the mess its retrograde motion created. Or can we? Midweek, relationships come under pressure from every direction as the planets briefly align in a cardinal square, indicating that any actions taken during this phase will have long term consequences. Hence this week’s theme is ‘A moment in time can change your life forever.’

Aries star signAries are determined to use their communication skills for maximum impact, but some people will be confused as to whether you’re speaking to them as a friend or merely a useful contact. Home life is good, with a fleet of fascinating friends keeping you amused; but do try avoid talking about work all of the time, or they’ll be turning up the stereo and forcing you to lighten up.

Taurus star signTaurus are determined to cash in on their words, so anyone who writes reports, stories or lyrics can do extremely well. You’ll be offering full support to loved one who have to rush away and deal with a crisis. Philosophical or political arguments can be strained, so bring out the wine and forget about winning or losing, because being bull-headed will get you nowhere.

gemini star signGemini are using their words to play, and are up to their usual verbal tricks, having fun and not caring what the rest of the world thinks of them. It’s all light hearted banter, yet it can bring great success at work and impress the boss, hence it’s a good time to pitch for a higher salary or apply for a new job. Romance is fun, but don’t forget to ask that special person for their number before you leave the party.

Cancer star signCancer are busy exploring the meaning of life and keeping their thoughts and words to themselves. Any time spent with children or youngsters is rewarding, but their apparent freedom gets you wondering what your own future has to offer, and makes you yearn for a change of career. This is a great week for study and laying down the foundations for a new life direction, which may include relocation or foreign travel.

leo star signLeo are masking their troubles with a lot of jovial banter and everyone will see you as the life and soul of the party. Deep down family and financial issues force you to be serious and take on responsibilities, while work appears to be one long stressful chore. Teaming up with a chum and taking an impromptu trip to an exciting location will offer some much needed fun and relaxation.

Virgo star signVirgo are successfully bringing positive change into their lives, but breaking with the past will feel painful for a while. A determination to succeed makes you extremely popular at work, and many new connections made now will prove beneficial in the future for both career and finances. There’s romance to be found while out socialising, but given the choice of two love interests go for the sensitive one, because the fascinating one is only after some fun.

Libra star signLibra are still struggling with personal relationships and in a quandary as to what to do. Whether to move house or not is something else you’re in a dither about, and you don’t know how best to keep your scales balanced. Seeking answers in spiritual pursuits, and meeting up with like-minded people who enjoy debating the meaning of life brings respite from your worries. It’s a time to talk and think, not act.

Scorpio star signScorpio travel plans may get disrupted, but you’re pretty good at muddling along with anyone your left stranded with, and surprised that people openly share their secrets with you. You’re trying to start new projects, but the old ones refuse to end gracefully. Household duties and children take time, energy and money, but a delightful trip to ‘home from home’ is worth every penny.

Sagittarius star signSagittarius are on the brink of changing their career as they endeavour to incorporate more play into their work. Long standing friends test you to the limits, but exciting new acquaintances bring a smile to your face. Reading up on a favourite subject gives you pleasure, as well as sitting home alone watching a film or listening to music.

Capricorn star signCapricorn are networking like crazy and making excellent new contacts for both work and play. Business meetings and public presentations go extremely well, but don’t measure success by financial reward because there isn’t much there yet for your efforts. Let others wine and dine you, impress them with your sparkling wit, and don’t be surprised when your romantic partner compliments you. This week you’re shining.

Aquarius star signAquarius are making great strides with work projects. You appear to be at the centre of a social hub with lots of chit-chat and quirky jokes flying around. Deep and serious talk is of greater interest to you, and you find plenty of people to discuss personal projects and pet subjects. If you have a creative idea don’t talk about it, start to make it happen.

pisces2Pisces want to play, but everyone appears to be too busy to join in, so you may feel at a bit of a loose end. Work is irritating, and large groups of people stress you out, so take off to your favourite spiritual sanctuary, or health spa, and break the bank finding like-minded people. There’s nothing wrong with pampering yourself and hunting down new play-mates.

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Weekly Horoscope 11th June 2014 to 17th June 2014

Don’t forget to join me on The Paul Tizzard Radio Show this Wednesday just after 1pm GMT.

12 zodiac signsWith Mercury retrograde in Cancer this could be a time of feeling ‘poor me,’ which will mainly involve comfort eating, and hooking up with inappropriate people because you believe that are the only one listening to you. Take heart from the fact that sitting home alone is not always such a bad thing and that there are still hundreds of great movies you’ve never found time to watch. So, whether it’s a new film, or an old favourite, this is definitely ‘escape to the flicks’ week.

Aries star signAries will be over working to the detriment of their relationship. A desire to progress and increase your income appears to be taking priority, so remember not to get scratchy with your nearest and dearest. Moving home, or rearranging the furniture in your current abode, are likely; but do find time to relax. War films and thrillers will help you live out your frustrations in fantasy land.

Taurus star signTaurus are overcoming the communication issues by restricting personal conversation to close friends. Any group you belong to won’t be listening, and work colleagues can be especially testing. Don’t forget to back-up your computer because important files might hide from sight. Eating with friends will help you relax, and it doesn’t matter which film you watch, it’s the popcorn and chocolates that hit the button.

gemini star signGemini will find success at work, it’s family and friends demanding attention and hand outs that irritate. A small windfall is possible. Research and spiritual quests occupy your mind and during your spare time we’ll seeing you playing host to important work associates. A crime movie would suit you down to the ground, something like a good bank robbery, because right now you feel like you’re being everyone’s piggy-bank.

Cancer star signCancer will find all forms of communication really frustrating. It’s as if you can’t get a word in edgeways. Your phone or PC might go on the blink, but don’t panic, it’s a good excuse to go and buy something top of the range to cheer yourself up. New toys of all sorts are needed for comfort and entertainment this week. If the other half complains, go and treat them to something as well. Going out to see the latest blockbuster is your movie, after all your gadgets don’t appear to be working properly.

leo star signLeo it’s most unlike you to want to hide in your shell, so entertain at home. It looks like you’re feeling over worked and under paid, so don’t be too over generous with your time and efforts. Any group activity will be sorely frustrating, because nobody is listening to anyone else. Treat yourself to something expensive that you can wear and show-off, then tuck yourself away with a pleasant family movie.

Virgo star signVirgo appear to be avoiding the communication problems by writing everything down so that you can check your facts. Excellent idea. Romance is in the air, but try not to misread text messages from your loved one. Socially you’re the centre of attention and having a fine old time, but stop worrying about everyone being more prosperous than you, the truth is they like you for who you are, not what you have. A whole bunch of you going to the cinema together will give you loads of common ground to talk about afterwards.

Libra star signLibra are in a real quandary concerning relationships, but if you’ve recently split up, a new love interest is on the horizon. Work and your social status is improving, which is really helping your self-esteem. Dining out with friends is important this week because it makes you feel included, while planning an overseas trip gives you something to look forward to. A dreamy, rather surreal film would suit your mood. Ever watched Vanilla Sky?

Scorpio star signScorpio are flying high, and getting to grips with new responsibilities. If you’re at all involved with children or youngsters do maintain discipline, or they’ll be taking control. Something is going on in your home that’s making it topsy-turvy, and accidents will happen, such as breakages; so watch where you’re walking. Romance is strong and your ideal film is a road-movie, but I have a hunch you may take off for a drive and experience it for real.

Sagittarius star signSagittarius are taking on big projects and don’t have time to waste in idle chatter. You’ll want to be on your own because other people’s conversation, even in connection with work or business, appears to be way off the mark. Recently you’ve been building up your funds and this week is right for exploring what you’ll invest your hard earned cash in. You’re romantic partner might think you’ve vanished, and if you try and make up by watching a movie together I bet they’ll talk all the way through. Watch any film your partner would enjoy, and read a book.

Capricorn star signCapricorn are out to have fun and don’t care whether anyone is listening to them or not. A musical festival, a local band, any loud music would suit you well. Turn the stereo up and try not to upset the neighbours. I think a state-of-the-art set of headphones will be your treat for the week. Relationships are being consolidated and a very serious proposal may be heading your way. Skip the movies unless it’s full of music, and heavy drama.

Aquarius star signAquarius at long last you’re gaining a sense of achievement in all work projects, but if self-employed the money has yet to come in. Cooking for friends will be fun, but try to avoid controversial topics of conversation. Romance is hot and steamy, with new romantic couples growing closer together. Choose an easy film to watch as your concentration wanders and you’re likely to fall asleep halfway through.

pisces2Pisces are still feeling playful, and I see you planning overseas trip and seeking adventure. Your budget appears to be out of control, but there’s a close friend willing to bail you out. You’re restless and looking to explore new experiences, such as spiritual matters, or tasting every new food you’ve never eaten before. You’re romancing everyone, and making loads of new friends, but uncertain about committing to any one person. Your movie choice will be any type of movie you’ve never watched, so get a stack of DVDs and ring the changes.

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