For loving father & adventuresome son

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For a supportive and diplomatic father whose usual ability to love and protect isn’t making things better and who is trying to sort through the mess of illusion and deception around him:
You are crossed by a charming, adventurous, rather magical young man. He is probably your son. He is definitely someone you’ve had a role in bringing up and someone you want to protect, even from his own actions. He’s also the source of the illusion and deception. He’s working to do as he pleases without consequence and while maintaining your good opinion of him.
Best advice is to remember that the path you are on – doing your best as a father – is the right thing to do and will lead to completion of goals and celebration.
Remember this young man has a destiny to find and fulfill. He wants a challenging voyage of discovery. He wants a magical change of course for himself. He will find it, but by its very nature, it’s not going to be safe for him or feel comfortable for you.  Supporting him through his “voyage of the hero” by encouraging him to strike out on his own will get much better results for your relationship than trying to keep him in the kiddie pool.

For the December man

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For a rather magical strong-willed man who is used to enjoying achievements and triumphs…
Trying to maintain his normal sense of stillness and mental power…
But crossed by a young female, a much younger lover, whose emotional and romantic notions are getting tiresome.
Best advice is to move on.
You have a period of intense drama to endure.


You’re clinging to a thread…

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For an adult male clinging to a last thread – your life, your expectations, your luck, your relationships, your housing and job security are all down the drain. You’re not sure how it all happened, and you’re sure you don’t deserve this much suffering over your actions. It’s unlikely you’ll see this post unless you’re using the local library to stay connected.
You’re trying to figure out how to learn something from all this, get back to normal, and stay there debt-free.
But a well-meaning and businesslike person of about your age and background is loyal to his business and determined to see you pay for what he believes is fairly your responsibility.
The best advice is to focus on fulfilling your responsibility and on finding wholeness and contentment for your self without the spend-spend-spend emotional patch.  Give up caring what you think they think you’re worth in cash. Develop your internal resources of character. Get your mind, body, and spirit aligned toward any positive goal.
Remember a new sense of vitality, confidence, and spiritual understanding (you scoff now, but you won’t later) is within reach for you. That path isn’t marked; if it were, you’d still probably miss the signs. First you have to learn to see new signs. Then you can begin trekking. The transition to being a man of substance is going to be arduous. Then again, you’re going to be a lot happier and more whole when you’re through.

At war & at rock bottom

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For: A young person whose stillness and considerable mental powers are totally (and uncharacteristically) unequal to the mess you’re in.
Most of your cards are tumbling and most of them are swords. In general, you feel at war with reality. Nothing is going as you planned and you can’t steer events the way you wish.

Trying to: manage a determined and forceful male personality about your age who feels right when he creates conflict.
But crossed by: a depressing sense of hitting rock bottom and experiencing these events as the totality of your world.
Best Advice: Getting out of this mess involves sacrifice of familiar family behavior patterns, revising value systems, and seeing your situation from a new, more “big picture” perspective.
Remember: There will be news that changes the situation and upon which you must take action. Choose to step away from old patterns that aren’t working and try something new.  You might have to let this young man in your family make costly mistakes and love him nonjudgmentally in spite of his need to learn the hard way. Meditation and puzzles or other logical pursuits might help you regain your stillness and mental acuity.

For the High Priestess

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Putting it together…

For: The High Priestess, whose ways are marked with mystery, patience, self-reflection, and quiet power
Trying to: Move on after heartbreak crashed in
But crossed by: the challenge of embracing new vitality, assurance, and enlightenment
Best Advice: Love begins, but not according to your plan.
Remember: The outcome of facing your internal challenges is living with a sense of generosity and fulfillment.