A Virtual Book Festival

COVID-19 changed the way we interact with the world around us. And, one of the biggest ways it has affected me, as an author, is the cancellation of ALL physical book festivals. I absolutely love spending a day visiting with potential readers, talking about my stories and learning about them and their interests.

So, as a way to try and continue having this experience and opportunity, we are experimenting with virtual book festivals.

How is it going to look? To be honest, I’m not quite sure. But I’m willing to take a chance and participate just in case anyone wants to pop in and chat.

I have a Zoom session scheduled to begin at 9:30 am Central time, on Saturday, October 3rd. It will run until Zoom kicks me off. 🙂 From what I understand, that will be 40 minutes.

So, if you are free on Saturday morning and want to stop by, I would absolutely LOVE to chat with you about any and everything!

Here is the invitation:

Jan Sikes is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 3rd Virtual Book Festival AMG
Time: Oct 3, 2020 09:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77057926887?pwd=N3h0OVBTNEFnWVROSk5IR3AzUGU2UT09

Meeting ID: 770 5792 6887
Passcode: 4a2wct

I’d love to see you there! Here is a lineup of all the participating authors.

3rd VBF Zoom Room (10 min)

B Alan Bourgeois VBF Zoom9:00 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09  Barb Geiger VBF Zoom9:10 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09  Denise Montgomery VBFZoom9:25 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09  Sandra Rhea VBF Zoom9:40 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09  Julie Connor VBF Zoom9:55 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09 Julia Hayden VBF Zoom10:05 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09 Roxanne Hodge VBF Zoom10:20 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09 Diann Floyd Boehm VBF Zoom10:40 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09  Steve Freidman VBF Zoom10:55 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09  VBF Zoom11:10 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88248056069?pwd=MTEvT0V2SkxMY1dzWXJvbC9Wam1Rdz09 

Their Own Zoom Rooms:

Greg KelsoZoom9:30 – 1010 AM https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9461221585?pwd=KzBGV2tjQURweFdVbUp0REc1NGNEZz09

Jan SikesZoom9:30 – 10 AM https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77057926887?pwd=N3h0OVBTNEFnWVROSk5IR3AzUGU2UT09

Marsha WestZoom9:30 – 10 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88392322507?pwd=V3o1SW1zV0ZqV2hWVG0xbm5lKzlVQT09

Rachel BoehmZoom9:30 – 10 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89147548284?pwd=bXJmbmY3Tm9TTzdyOVN2OG9iOEk0UT09

Ann NobleZoom9:20 – 10 AM https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7638188238?pwd=M1lPU2hHa0o0V29EVHZlbUxKYU0xZz09 

Shelly Lee (Lady Lee)Zoom10:30 – 11 AM https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74382538668?pwd=QTJxbEhqTDFNMzhKYWU0OUdIRXV5QT09

Michael NewmanZoom10 – 10:30 AM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84576011322?pwd=TDJPaWJGT0JmN2IvN2Ird0VaNlVzZz09

Diane Windsor (Motina Books)Zoom12:30 PM https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77153608841?pwd=VUdmbTJnbmJZc2xIYXBRd3ZZbncwUT09

#TarotTuesday – 8 of Pentacles

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today I have drawn the Eight of Pentacles.

Just an interesting observation – last week we had the Eight of Cups, so we have another eight card. The two weeks prior, we had two aces. Hmmmmm. Very interesting.

Keywords for the Eight of Pentacles: Apprenticeship, repetitive tasks, mastery, or skill development.

When this card appears in a Tarot reading, you are working hard to improve your skills and become a master at what you do. You may have recently changed your work, education or financial circumstances, and now you are applying your sheer determination and concentration to master the new skill that you are learning. You are diligent and hard-working and you are applying yourself fully to whatever is at the center of your attention. As you do the same task over and over, you work your way towards mastery of your craft, and through your perseverance and unwavering attention, you create success.

The Eight of Pentacles may indicate further education or study in order to hone your skills. You may already be proficient in a particular skill set, but you are now seeking to master those skills. For example, you may be a great home cook, but now you are starting to focus your attention on fine French cuisine. Or perhaps you have learned the basics of Tarot reading, but now you want to become a Tarot expert! You know that it will require a lot of focus and dedication in your studies, but you are willing to work hard and to pay attention to the details. You know that you will not learn these advanced skills overnight, but you are prepared for the journey towards becoming a master at your chosen expertise.

More broadly, the Eight of Pentacles suggests you are working away at the finer details of the various aspects of your life, in an effort to continuously improve your situation. This card is a positive sign that you are committed to making those changes and to ensuring that you give yourself the best possible chance. Overall, this is a very hard-working and conscientious energy that is present in your life.

The Eight of Pentacles is encouragement to keep doing what you are doing as it will eventually lead to success. Yes, it requires a lot of dedication, focus, and patience but as each day passes, and as you stay true to your values and beliefs, you get a little closer to your goal. It may not be as apparent as you may like but events are unfolding that will lead you to the right path. Continue working on yourself, too, and making ongoing improvements and adjustments to ensure that you are the best person you can be.

If you encounter this card and are not currently engaged in the active pursuit of your goals, ask yourself what you could learn or create to better yourself or your circumstances. If you are already engaged in the pursuit of new learning, the Eight of Pentacles may be a card of encouragement and reassurance that the energy you invest in your development will be worth your while.

Wow! I don’t know about you, but I think this card would apply to any writer. The more we write and the more we strive to get better at storytelling, the more polished and refined our stories become. It is super important to me, as an author, that my published work be the best that it can be. I know an occasional typo, missing word, or POV slip is all but inevitable, but I never want anyone to pick up my work and find it riddled with errors. So, from that aspect, I totally relate to this card. AND, I enrolled in a Script Writing Course this week. Then nudge is there to start back working on turning mine and Rick’s story into a screenplay. What are your thoughts?

As always, thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretation

#SundaySpotlight – John ‘Pops’ Dennie – I’ve Got Something To Say @johndenniemusic

Welcome to another Sunday Spotlight! The artist in the spotlight today has something to say! He is a true-blue genuine-to-the-core man who chooses his words carefully. Then he delivers them with passion.

John Pops Dennie…honest, contemplative, sometimes…his voice is almost as thick as his big, grayish beard.” – Dallas Observer

His new album, “I’ve Got Something To Say” is timely as America trudges through a surreal 2020.

The first song on the album, “Rose Garden,” is nothing at all about the flowers and everything about the injustices of life. “We can’t feed our families on a seven dollar bill, work eighty hour weeks in conditions that kill, and we ain’t gonna live on scraps anymore…”

Since the album started out with a protest song, I thought the title track, “I’ve Got Something To Say,” would carry on that theme and to my surprise I found a great love song with a funky beat! “People say I talk too much, but I got a lot to say. When I think about your touch, I’m gonna shout it out night and day…”

“Adrift” is a poignant look at the state of affairs in America today. “I say it’s raining outside, my brother says it’s not. Sees only what he’s learned to see and he doesn’t learn a lot…He doesn’t see the fire. He doesn’t smell the smoke…”

One of the most melancholy songs I’ve ever heard, “Long Black Cadillac Train,” is a mournful refrain.

A compelling story, “Creole Lady,” is filled with powerful imagery and an easy melody. This song is the perfect example of how a writer can weave an entire story in just over four minutes. It is my #1 pick on the album. “It was a helluva day back in ’39, when they took her away to pay for her crime. Falling in love was how it all began, but she fell in love with a poor white man…”

Slowing it down, “You Can’t Hear Me” is another persuasive story song that tugged at my heartstrings.

Reminiscent, “Loving You Like Old Times,” speaks of lost love that will never be reclaimed, and it brought me to tears. “If I were a king, I would sell everything just to have you here with me again…I’d write your name across my heart in flames, if it would bring you back to me…”

“Gonna Move” is an upbeat story about a young man coming into his own.

A haunting melody, “The Pendulum Swings,” is the perfect depiction of Karma, and an addict you cannot save.

Another song that shows the versatility of this artist, “Escape From Bull Run,” takes us to a time in early American history.

The album closes with a strong statement with “Here We Are.” The lyrics say it all! “Never dreamed the likes of them would ever fall for the likes of him, oh, but but somehow, here we are…”

I cannot say enough about this album. The musical stylings run deep and wide with versatility and relevance. You’ll find everything from vintage country to rock, blues and folk. John ‘Pops’ Dennie’s twenty-four carat vocal delivery is warm and full. He is America’s conscience!

Please take a listen and pick up a copy! You will not disappointed, and at the same time, you will be supporting a music artist who is giving his heart and soul to the craft!

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News Flash!! – Brother’s Keeper Wins! @RRBC_Org

I was SUPER excited to wake up this morning and find that “Brother’s Keeper” took the Grand Prize in the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S 90-Day Alpha/Omega Beginning To End Short Story Contest!! I am SO proud of this story!

The inspiration for it came from a conversation with a family member. 🙂 You never know where they will come. As most of you know, my husband served fifteen years in a federal prison for a crime he did not commit. And, in a conversation with one of his cousins, she made the statement that she thought my husband’s little brother was involved in the crime, and that my husband took the fall for him. While that was not the case, it certainly inspired a story!

Excerpt:

Quentin Marks covered the length of the eight-by-ten jail cell stopping now and then to punch the concrete walls that held him.

A mere forty-eight hours ago, he was resting comfortably at home ― before his brother’s frantic visit.

He replayed the conversation in his head for the hundredth time.

Rowdy Marks had pounded Quentin’s door with desperate blows. “Open the door, Quen!”

When Quentin had opened the door, his brother rushed inside in full-blown panic mode.

“What the hell, Rowdy? What have you done now?” Quentin had questioned.

“You gotta help me, man.” Rowdy grabbed him by the shoulders.

The pungent odor of whiskey and cigarettes assaulted Quentin’s nostrils. “You’re drunk, Rowdy. Go home and sleep it off.”

“No! You don’t understand. I’m in big trouble.”

“Since when is that news?” Quentin snorted.

“It’s serious this time. A man is dead.”

Quentin stopped in his tracks. “Shit, Rowdy! What did you do?”

“Pour me a drink, and I’ll tell you everything,” Rowdy whined.

“Another drink’s the last thing you need,” Quentin snarled. “Start talking.”

Have you picked up your copy yet? It’s only 99 cents on Amazon!

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How People Get Their Politics – Book Launch – Julie Samrick @juliesamrick

I am thrilled to introduce a new author to you and tell you about her new and very timely book, “How People Get Their Politics.” It’s different, insightful, and most interesting to see how political beliefs are ingrained in us.

Book synopsis-


Our political identities are as complex as we are as human beings, though with a single label -Democrat, Republican, Independent, progressive, liberal, conservative- we’re increasingly reduced to stereotypes.
Told through the personal stories of sixteen Americans, born between 1923 and 1998, from all over the country and political spectrum, each story offers insight into how a person’s political beliefs were ingrained.
The sixteen conversations captured in How People Get Their Politics include how cancer, religion, race, and war shaped people’s politics. There are powerful immigrant stories. Two public servants share their opposite, but equally passionate, views of what would be the best policies to move America forward.

Why I wrote the book:

My idea for How People Get Their Politics was more than a decade in the making, as I witnessed the United States reach unsustainable levels of division. This book is not really about politics, it’s about understanding. I hope it can help heal the division our country is suffering. Even if we disagree with a person’s policy position, by knowing the full story, we’d at least understand what led to a position, which will allow us to find a common path forward. 

Author bio – Julie Samrick is passionate about telling stories that capture the human experience. She is also the author of Murphy’s Miracle: One Dog’s Wild Journey, a story inspired by the miraculous return of a beloved golden retriever who spent two years lost in the Sierra Wilderness.

Julie lives in Northern California with her husband and four children. She holds a degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley and is a credentialed high school English teacher. For more information visit juliesamrick.com

Purchase links- would love to be in an independent bookstore near you!

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Cover Reveal – “Ghostly Interference” Book 1 of The White Rune Series @wildrosepress

I cannot tell you how super excited I am to share my brand new cover for the first book in The White Rune Series, soon-to-be-released by The Wild Rose Press!!

Cover Design by Debbie Taylor: http://www.dcagraphics.com/

BLURB:

Jag Peters has one goal in his quiet comfortable life—to keep his karma slate wiped clean. A near-miss crash with a candy apple red Harley threatens to upend his safe world. He tracks down the rider to apologize properly. Slipping into a seedy biker bar, he discovers the rider isn’t a “he”, it’s a “she”, a dark-haired beauty.

Rena Jett is a troubled soul, who lives in a rough world. She wants no part of Jag’s apology, but even while she pushes him away, she is attracted to him. When he claims to see a ghost—her brother—can she trust him? And could her brother’s final gift, a magical rune stone with the symbol for “happily ever after” have the power to heal her wounds and allow opposites to find common ground—perhaps even love?

“GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE” BY JAN SIKES

I don’t have a release date yet, but you can bet that as soon as I do, I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops! Celebrate with me! If you are not following my blog yet, now’s a great time to jump on board.

I will be giving away Two (2) $10 Amazon Gift Certificates this month. To be entered in the drawing, you must follow or subscribe to my blog! Winners will be announced!

#TarotTuesday – Eight of Cups

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today’s card is the Eight of Cups

When the Eight of Cups shows up in a Tarot reading, you may feel compelled to walk away from a disappointing situation. It could mean turning your back on an unfulfilling relationship, job, career path, living arrangement or creative project that was once a source of great happiness to you but now only brings you pain. You have invested yourself emotionally but, despite your best efforts, are disappointed; it hasn’t turned out the way you had expected it to, and you realize that you are no longer getting anything out of this situation. Now, the only choice is to put it behind you and move on with your life, even if it brings you sadness as you say goodbye.

The Eight of Cups suggests you sense that something is missing, particularly on an emotional or spiritual level, and instead of waiting around for things to get better, you know you need to leave that unfulfilling situation. It may not make sense to others because on the face, it looks as if you have everything you had wished for – but, deep down, you know it’s not serving your Highest Good, and it’s time for you to let it go and move on.

The Eight of Cups can be a sign that you are trying to escape a problematic emotional situation or avoiding some major psychological issues and concerns. The Cups in the foreground represent emotional issues that remain real and present in your life. Yet you are trying to pretend as if they no longer exist, refusing to deal with them. You may repress your emotions or refuse to have open conversations with others about what’s happening, instead preferring to pretend as if everything is okay, or avoiding the scene altogether.

The Eight of Cups invites you to ask yourself what brings you joy, contentment and fulfilment on a deeper level. Without it, you might pursue goals that fail to give you the satisfaction you’re seeking. So, if you find yourself repeatedly in these Eight of Cups situations where you have no choice but to walk away, spend time exploring what will bring you true happiness and realign your goals with your values.

This card, for me, was an “in your face” kind of reading. My husband has been gone for eleven years. I tell myself every day that I don’t need anyone; that I’m happy alone. Somedays I am and somedays I’m not. But I never allow myself to express the emotions that loneliness can bring. I put a smile on my face and pretend everything is fine. And eventually it is again. I’ve been told by a male friend that my heart is closed and I’ve built a wall around myself. Maybe so. Maybe that’s what this card is telling me. It’s hard to admit these things. So, I shove them under the rug and move on with a smile. Is that healthy? Probably not. Something to ponder. As far as walking away from a disappointing situation, I can’t relate that to my life right now. How about you?

#SUNDAYSPOTLIGHT – Will Carter @WillCarterBand – Fallin’ In Love

Hi, and welcome to another Sunday Spotlight! It is with great pleasure I introduce this artist to you. Will Carter came onto the Texas music scene inspired by artists such as Mark Chesnutt, John Michael Montgomery, and Garth Brooks, to name a few.

He released his sophomore album in April 2019, and it quickly climbed the T3R, CDX Traction – Texas, MusicRow and other charts. He was nominated for Male Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year by the Texas Country Music Association.

In 2020, he’s released a new single, “Fallin’ In Love.” The lyrics are poignant and the melody catchy.

You can find a lot of information about any artist on the internet, but I love to get something more personal to share that is not available anywhere else.

So I asked Will Carter this question, “What was your biggest inspiration or ‘nudge’ that let you know you wanted a career in making music?”

Will replied, “My parents put me in dance and gymnastics at the age of three to learn balance and agility during my early developing years. My father was 6’4” – 250lbs and thought I would grow up to be a football player.  However, my mother is 5’3” – 100lbs. I landed somewhere in the middle. But I did not have the size to be a football player.  My parents later realized that I had a talent for playing and performing music. My father was unbelievably supportive and despite our family struggling financially, he did everything he could to push my music career. When I was 13, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I had recorded a CD to sell and try to raise money for the family, once he could no longer work.  He listened to that CD non-stop 24/7 for the last three months of his life. The CDs would constantly burn up, and I would have to give him another one. Seeing the way he believed in me, and had always supported me motivated me to pursue this dream no matter the cost.”

To think of a father being so invested in his son’s music, gave me goosebumps.

One of Will’s hit songs off his “Good Bad Idea” CD was “You Feel Like Home.” So, I want to share it here.

From the age of 3, Will Carter has been wowing audiences and gaining fans. COVID-19 put a halt to touring, but it didn’t stop Will from putting out new music.

Deep love of family combined with a regimen that included homeschooling, breaking 
horses, milking goats and tending to crops, provided Will with an ideal backdrop to pursue his musical dreams effectively. As a result, few performers in any genre can match Will Carter’s blend of native, talent, determination and drive.

Interested in learning more about Will Carter and his music?

https://willcarterofficial.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WillCarterBand/

https://www.instagram.com/willcarterband/

https://twitter.com/WillCarterBand

Thank you for stopping by and PLEASE, share this everywhere. Let’s help this dedicated and determined singer/songwriter through this hard time, by purchasing his music!

New Book Launch – Eternal Road-The Final Stop by John Howell @howellwave

It is with great pleasure, I welcome talented author, John W. Howell to my blog today. He has a brand new book hot off the press and I’ll let him tell you about it!

Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Jan, and thank you for helping me launch this book. I know with your new three-book publishing contract you are really busy with deadlines. I’m so glad you could take the time to help with this launch. Speaking of the book, let me describe it. Eternal Road is the story of two people finding their way through the selection process leading to the place where one will spend eternity. Yes, it is true. They both have passed away. James Wainwright just died in an auto accident. Samantha Tourneau died seventeen years before. Sam is James’s guide to help him decide where to spend eternity. This is not your usual thriller or paranormal romance. It is a piece of fiction that is a combination of inspiration, adventure, time travel, sci-fi, a touch of erotica, and a dash of spiritual. In short, it is a lot of things, but hopefully, a story that will make you happy to have read it.

It is now available on Amazon in paper and Kindle. The Kindle edition is introductory priced at 99¢ until October 15th

Here are the universal links to both versions

Kindle Universal link  mybook.to/EternalRoad

Paper universal link mybook.to/Eternalroadpaper

The blurb:

James Wainwright picks up a hitchhiker and discovers two things 1. The woman he picks up is his childhood sweetheart, only Seventeen years older. 2. He is no longer of this world.

James began a road trip alone in his 1956 Oldsmobile. He stops for a hitchhiker only to discover she is his childhood sweetheart, Sam, who disappeared seventeen years before. James learns from Sam falling asleep miles back caused him to perish in a one-car accident. He also comes to understand that Sam was taken and murdered all those years ago, and now she has come back to help him find his eternal home.

The pair visit a number of times and places and are witness to a number of historical events. The rules dictate that they do no harm to the time continuum. Trying to be careful, they inadvertently come to the attention of Lucifer, who would love to have their souls as his subjects. They also find a threat to human survival and desperately need to put in place the fix necessary to save humankind.

The question becomes, will James find his eternal home in grace or lose the battle with Satan for his immortal soul and the future of human life with it? If you like time-travel, adventure, mystery, justice, and the supernatural, this story is for you.

An Excerpt

“Don’t you have anything on the first floor? These men are in no condition to climb stairs.”

“Sir. The first floor is all bar space and gambling. We have no rooms down here.”

“Okay, then. We need to use the bar until the doctor has a chance to look at these men.”

Doc Holliday laughs and tells Wyatt, “Now you’re talking sense.”

Wyatt scowls at the joke but says nothing. The manager goes to the bar and asks everyone to take their drinks to the tables. Wyatt helps Virgil up onto the bar and lays him down gently. “Someone get me something for his head.” Until several coats arrive, Wyatt keeps his hand under Virgil’s skull. He murmurs to Virgil that everything will be okay. The way he says it, though, doesn’t convince anyone present that he believes what he says.

While waiting for the coats, helpers lay Morgan on the bar top as well. He sighs and eases himself down onto the hard surface. Doc Holliday takes a chair and orders a double whiskey. The barkeep brings him a glass, and Doc asks him, “You have any cigars?”

Wyatt tells him off, “Doc, you ass. You may have a bullet in your lung, so don’t get to smoking any cigars. Besides, these boys are in no condition to withstand getting suffocated from what you pass off as burning tobacco but smells more like refined horse dung.”

Doc raises his glass. “A salute to the wisdom of my elder.” He downs the whiskey and orders another.

The trailer

John’s bio

John is an award-winning author who, after an extensive business career, began writing full time in 2012. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. He has written five other books that are on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. The paperback versions are also available in the Indie Lector store

John lives in Lakeway, Texas, with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

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#TarotTuesday – Six of Pentacles

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today’s card is the Six of Pentacles.

The keywords associated with this card are: Giving, receiving, sharing wealth, generosity, and charity.

You may remember that Pentacles represent the physical and six is a number of harmony.

Perhaps you are like the wealthy man in this card, sharing your wealth and abundance with others. Even if you are not financially wealthy, you offer up your time, energy, love and support to those who are in need, knowing it will be appreciated. Giving of your time or your wisdom is often just as spiritually fulfilling as giving away money or gifts, and the intangible gift of your presence is received just as well, if not better. There may be times when you wonder if you can truly afford to give generously to others – and the wise advice of the Six of Pentacles is to trust that every contribution you make is valued and will come back to you threefold.

You may also be inclined to make a loan to someone on the premise that they will eventually pay you back once they are back on their feet. This is a loan built on trust and good faith, knowing that if you give something away, it will come back to you. Remember, though, that this exchange is more about a short-term fix and not a sustainable solution. So, think about how you can financially support your family or friends in a way that encourages them towards self-sufficiency.

On the other hand, you may be on the receiving end of other people’s generosity, accepting these gifts with gratitude. This will help you to get back on your feet and to eventually repay the charitable organization or individual, either with your time or your restored wealth. You will also need to identify ways in which you can become more self-sufficient in the long run. The risk of accepting charity is that you become dependent on it and cannot look after yourself. Be mindful that you are not growing submissive or noticeably desperate as a result of the charity that someone else is providing you.

Finally, the Six of Pentacles is a card representing financial harmony. The amounts flowing in and out are in balance, and you are thankful for what you have and happy to share with others in need.

To me, this card represents any form of giving and receiving, whether it be of money, time, support or whatever form it takes. I love that it stresses the balance between giving and receiving. Many of us are givers by nature and find it difficult to accept when we are on the receiving end. This card is encouraging us to understand the flow. Your thoughts?

As always, thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretation