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Knight of Cups, in His Cups

In nearly every intuitive reading I’ve given lately and a surprising number of Weather Reports, I’ve drawn the inverted Knight of Cards. When a card so persistently shows up, it is communicating to the collective as well as to the individual, so I felt moved to share my interpretation.

In addition to its more personal applications, The Knight of Cups is about leading from the heart rather than the ego–a yearning, a spiritual quest. When inverted, it indicates the blockage of such qualities–cynicism, dissociation, and a sensuality tipping into sensation-mongering. AKA “fill this void.” Anything can become addictive when used in this vein. Not just booze, drugs, media, and sugar, but exercise, work, “healthy” eating, and relationships. Even—ahem—spirituality.

The truth? The desire to check out—to bury our heads in some sort of sand—is profoundly understandable these days. We are living in what even a few years ago would have been perceived as a dystopia, and it’s hard to think utopically when every element of our world is in such upheaval. The dreamer in each of us wants to drown in this knight’s cups. But as long as we are lucky enough to be alive, we may not check out forever. Virgo Season asserts the holiness of moderation and an economy borne of love. Such values may not jibe with the more-is-more, pendulum-swinging prevailing ethos, but they allow us to more fully inhabit every moment and embrace the resources we still have.

As we prepare for a new week and a new month, let this Knight serve as loving reminder. “Enough” is the most sacred form of abundance–a salute to our shared heart.

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The Weather Report

People are always DMing me: Is it just me or is something going on with the stars? So I’ve created a text-message service to answer that question on any given day, using your birthdate and a tarot card I draw while tuning into you.

The way it works is simple. 1. Fill out this form (It requests your name, DOB, and a sentence about why you’re asking–i.e., you’re feeling anxious; wondering if it’s a good day to ask out your crush; simple curious.) 2. Venmo $30 (handle: lisa-rosman; requested digits: 4575). 3. Within an hour (usually less), I’ll message back specific guidance about how the stars are affecting your day’s prospects; what is further revealed by the tarot card I pull on your behalf; a screenshot of that card for meditation purposes; and how to make the most of whatever shows up!

If you’ve received a Ruby Intuition intuitive reading in the past, I’ll check your astrological chart; if not, I will use your sign and age though feel free to include your moon and ascendant if you know it. Rest assured that you’ll receive a lot of info either way!

How is this different from other astrological offerings? It’s practical and personal. Trust that I’ll alert you to any activity that’s an especially bad or good call, and how the tarot card specifically applies to your question. Also: if I don’t see any big astrological aspects gumming up your works, I’ll be honest. Magic never works without honesty, and sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

To streamline this process, your form and Venmo donation ($30; handle: lisa-rosman) are required for my response. Hours of inquiry: 7:30am-2pm EST. No additional messages guaranteed and only short-term questions answered. To chart your optimal path over a longer timeline, book an intuitive reading.

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The Future Is Not Plastic

If I’m being honest, I don’t know where my writing is going anymore. Something about turning 50 really called my bluff. Still no book published—nothing published, really, but reviews of others’ work.

I still feel most myself when words are issuing forth. Have since I was a child and first glad-handed a typewriter of my own: sky-blue, in dire need of a new ribbon, snagged at a neighbor’s yard sale. Clickety clack—the world materialized on the page. Abracadabra.

But though I turned 50 with as much fanfare as can be mustered during a pandemic, the aftermath has hit me hard. What I haven’t done by now feels more final, and I’m a girl who has always lived for the horizons. Witness the word “girl.”

What scares me most is the lack of forward motion in my writing career. Oh, the irony of writing about this—meta meta meta and not a drop to drink. Continue Reading →

"All, everything I understand, I understand only because I love."
― Leo Tolstoy