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I’ve been struggling with my weight for a few months (seems like always!), but lately I’ve put on some added pounds that are even harder to get off than usual. I’ve started to drop a little weight, and am feeling good. I’m concerned that on the weekends, when drinking alcohol and eating not so healthy food comes into play, I might derail my hard work. I still want to reward myself, and have a good time with friends/family without sabotaging my healthy week. What can I do to stay on track and keep motivated to reach my desired weight?
Wanting to Stay on Track in Tahoe
Dear On Track,
Thank you for your question! Here are the cards I dealt for you:
QUEEN OF CUPS / ACE OF WANDS / THE HANGED MAN
The Hanged Man suggests that you’ve felt stuck with this issue, but are willing to now see things differently or try a new approach to meet your goals. This is further supported by the Ace of Wands, a card which signifies the beginning of an exciting new phase, concerning lots of energy, creativity, excitement and even passion.
These cards are moving towards the Queen of Cups, which represents someone who is comfortable in herself, at home in the world, and open to the love and beauty around her.
The message I see is that you need to integrate this new phase (a new approach or viewpoint, along with all the energy represented by the Ace of Wands) with your more relaxed, intuitive and emotional side (the Queen of Cups). There is a way to be both passionate about your goals and also at home in the moment; ready to move forward while appreciating what you already have.
Part of that includes emotional balance—being in tune with yourself and your emotions enough to know what it is you really desire and how to get there. In the Vanessa Tarot deck, the Queen of Cups is pictured standing on a ship deck, with a glass of champagne close at hand, able to enjoy the evening, the moonlight and most of all, herself, without having to immediately down every drop of champagne! She knows how to savor the experience, whatever it is, and so is able to enjoy herself without working against her other goals and plans.
I hope this is helpful for you—remember that a tarot reading is a tool to access your own wisdom, so pay attention to what resonates with you and feels both helpful and true. Those are the threads to follow.
Good luck & best wishes,
I’m wondering about the possibility of buying the lot next door to me. I’ve put an offer down that was originally rejected. Now, there’s a loan available but I’m hoping for the interest rate to be lowered, and the lending amount to increase before I offer a higher bid. But at the same time, I don’t want to offer a higher amount than I think the land is worth. What advice do you have?
-Property Investor in Tahoe
Thank you for your investment question. I drew these cards for you:
10 OF SWORDS / QUEEN OF WANDS / ACE OF COINS
The 10 of Swords suggests that something must end before you can move forward. Often this card means that the burdens you’re facing seem more daunting than they really are but, in this case, I suspect that it indicates that the obstacles are coming to an end.
This card is progressing towards the Queen of Wands, which recommends that you bring a dynamic, enthusiastic but well-grounded approach to this situation. Creativity and even the ability to leap towards your dreams will be helpful, so long as that energy is balanced with maturity.
Finally, the Ace of Coins suggests a new and prosperous time beginning for you. It may be that extra abundance comes your way, or that you plant the seeds for greater prosperity. Either way, it’s the beginning of a very fortunate period for you.
Overall, it looks like the obstacles between you and this purchase are coming to an end, and that you’ll be able to move forward with both the energy and maturity you need to make this a very lucky enterprise.