Shooting it Straight – Fire Signs/Jul 29-Aug 2

Here’s a heads-up on the challenge or obstacle you’re likely to face in your love relationship this week (problem) and what’s at the root of it (action). The advice is irreverent, a bit cheeky, unfiltered and admittedly brazen. The message is putting either you or your partner on notice. You know who you are! If you’re offended by the truth or strong language–stop here.


May I join in? Either you or your partner could be having a very difficult time getting grounded. Why deal with the practicalities of life when dreams (or extra-curricular affairs) are so much more alluring? The problem is that the dream never seems to parlay into a tangible reality or it includes others that you’re not sure should be invited to the party. Someone is having difficulty with acting responsibly or is fearful about living up to a commitment. While there’s ample opportunity to share how you feel, one of you is not altogether forthcoming by design. Any agreements or information that is shared may serve a personal agenda or could be tinged with deceit, whether that be a little white lie or something far darker. Without much to go on, the imagination is likely to run amuck to create scenarios that may or may not be true. “A pleasure doing business with you,” may mean social contacts that pay off or getting a little too friendly at the office. If there are misunderstandings centered around information, it’s time to get creative to solve the mystery of what’s going on between the two of you.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

The game changer comes from changing the way you play.


One of you is sitting on the sidelines watching the other one struggle with a dilemma. It could be that there’s a preference for a behind-the-scenes approach to matters in order to manipulate or control by imposing outdated rules. The resulting response may be an ongoing feud due to avoidance, delays, or attempts at denying emotions. The resolve to remain firm in your stance could keep you stalled at an impasse in the relationship. However, the fire that’s driving this passion to stay in control may also incite either of you to say or do the very thing that singes hopes of making any progress. Doubling down and sitting around only creates a downward spiral. Like it or not, a decision will soon have to be made. But first you’ll need to get clear of any self-doubt or irrational fears to move forward.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.” (Evelyn Waugh)


We would all be just fine, if it weren’t for… There’s always the bad apple that has you questioning the orchard. As the German statesman, Adenauer once declared, “History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.” Someone is either cold, aloof, distant and uninvolved or choosing to reign with the corrupted power of authority. Can you stick with a situation without selling your soul to do it? Regardless of whether either of you have reached a pinnacle that provides security, you still find that something is missing in life or the relationship. Perhaps you’re dealing with the prospect of bucking tradition, family disapproval, disconcerting professional issues, or taking on financial risks. Whatever the situation, it is in some way controlling your life and you’re now faced with making important decisions for the long-term future. Options may be a make-or-break proposition with a choice between severing ties or coming up with solid solutions. Something about the past just doesn’t cut it anymore.

And what is it that either of you may need to know but don’t really want to hear?

Don’t listen to the liar (even when it’s you).

Hey, if two little cards aren’t enough to help you figure it out, you can always book a personal reading at

[Deck: Golden Tarot by Kat Black| U.S. Games Systems, Inc.]

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