Love Notes: Week Nov 3-10, 2023

The Illusion of Lack

Brief love reading for each of the signs. Be sure to look at your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs for an expanded perspective.

For it is in the giving that we receive.

St. Francis of Assisi

Underlying Theme for All the Signs: It appears that there are still lessons in faith to be learned in karmic situations and relationships. Perhaps this ties to the perception of lack whether it be time, money, or emotion or the failure to recognize opportunity and hidden treasure. This week, all is not as it seems and you’re encouraged to look again at matters more closely. An illumination will call for you to move away from poverty consciousness in the awareness of true abundance and the realization that there is, indeed, enough. You no longer need fear that the rug will be pulled from up under you because of illusions about wealth. Consequently, you’re required to pay your blessings forward by extending your generosity to others. Rather than focus on what you can gain from your exchanges, recognize that the ability to give is the gift.


  • Reaching a dead end when trying to express yourself or effect change
  • Discussions that center on no-win situations
  • Blocked communication–round and round about the same issues without resolution; no apparent solution; repetitive behavior
  • Confusion about where relationship is headed–progress only to suddenly end at a closed door
  • Creative efforts that go nowhere
  • Lack of vitality–physical, interest, etc.; can’t muster the strength to do what you love
  • A need to release self-repression and express joy
  • False start related to doing what you love
  • Positive shift after a period of blocked progress; joy/relief at closing the door on something


  • Receiving or offering family guidance
  • A need to seek direction in family matters or domestic affairs
  • Opening to inner voice concerning the desire to start a family or dealing with extended family
  • Shared family values are important to relationship; creating family traditions
  • May need directions to a family celebration
  • Spirit guides connected to family members on the other side
  • Exploring the psyche (of family members, self and family dynamics, patterns, etc.)


  • Need for time out–healing, self-reflection; a need to put self first
  • Weighing options for improvement; taking stock of a situation in need of repair
  • Feeling foolish due to negative inner messages OR considering whether the messages you’re receiving from others are foolish
  • May be neglecting health and/or appearance
  • Contemplation–a need for self dialogue and rediscovery of own inner beauty; total self-acceptance–including flaws; obsession with perfectionism in self
  • Two heads are better than one–coming up with a plan or getting advice


  • Surprise related to a vehicle, transportation or a ride
  • Unexpected new related to entertainment; surprised at how much fun you’re having
  • Shocked that it’s not a serious relationship (you/other); friends with benefits; thrill-seeking
  • Unexpected encounter–relationship is mutual fun ride but may/may not develop into anything deeper
  • A blast from the past–relationship offers sheer excitement and pleasure
  • A need to open to new possibilities related to fun, amusement, entertainment


  • A need to wake up–seeking adventure may lead to love triangle; there are three people in this relationship
  • Pushing boundaries related to interference by third party
  • Seeking new horizons with a party of three (social, business, travel)
  • Uncovering knowledge brings luck in gaining mastery; crowning achievement; change that puts you at the center of attention
  • New perceptions surrounding multiple suitors vying for attention; one person catered to by multiple parties (you/other)


  • Aimlessness; reorientation concerning the long road ahead (literally, figuratively)
  • Getting directions concerning road or travel; road trip
  • A focus on the future; long range goals; planning ahead
  • Motivation/drive concerning the road ahead or reaching a destination/goal
  • Creating/following a plan; planning a future together
  • Moving forward–relationship is in the distant future


  • Illusions about freedom; illusions about whether you can just do anything you wish; behavior reflected back
  • Breaking free of illusions about self/others–a need to let go and move on
  • Exhilaration based on the look of something/someone; relationship concerned predominantly on looks
  • A need to take a closer look–refusal to see the truth
  • Some aspect of self, relationship or partner is illusory and not as it appears on the surface; illusions as a result of projections (yours onto others or vice versa)
  • Breaking out of the routine–going with a different look
  • Excessive preoccupation with appearances–to “appear” happy, successful, capable, knowledgeable, financially stably, youthful, etc. (in some cases presentation may serve purpose–job, promotion, advertising, social media, etc.)


  • Reaching a dead-end in trying to manifest something
  • Relationship going nowhere because one of you is stuck in leaded consciousness–repetitive behavior; no apparent solution
  • Conflicted about safety/familiar versus passion/unknown–round and round about the same issues without resolution
  • Confusion about where relationship is headed; false start–making progress only to end at a closed door
  • Harnessing personal powers in matters where progress was blocked; focusing will to get past closed doors; creating alchemy to overcome negative situations


  • A need for recreation/down time
  • Time to act to deal with the clownery
  • Enjoyment–time to have some fun
  • Perfect timing and delivery of jokes (you/other); playfulness
  • Timing plays a role in letting loose (to relax OR to give someone a piece of your mind)
  • Luck involved–a need to trust that all things happen when they’re meant to occur; Universe working to unfold a situation at just the right time for maximum experience


  • Thwarted desires (may be for religious/spiritual reasons) (you/others)
  • Thwarted desires because of a lack of faith (in religion, people, person of interest)
  • One of you more focused on developing spiritual growth than being in relationship
  • Unexpected encounters where relationship serves to bring spiritual evolution
  • Fantasies–relying solely on faith rather than productive action (you/others)
  • Issues of lust/seduction bring spiritual lessons
  • Spiritual desires
  • Temptation towards someone/something versus spiritual considerations; beliefs that may center on sexuality
  • Seduced by gurus (you/others); desire for spiritual knowledge
  • Strongly attracted–deep spiritual connection with someone; core values align
  • Faith in the possibility of connection where there’s strong attraction
  • Desires achieved through faith; answered prayers


  • Not sure if someone is telling the truth–sorting out fiction from reality
  • Using imagination to come up with a lie (you/others); someone pretending to know more than they do
  • Relying on knowledge to clarify uncertainties
  • Masked illness–depression, mental health challenges, substance abuse, etc.
  • Luck in recognizing that someone is acting in pretense to have your best interest at heart
  • Figuring out false friends; gossip, liar, opportunist, player, impostor, con
  • Behind the scenes–secret agenda, ulterior motive (yours/theirs)
  • Distorted perceptions surrounding whether someone is presenting a false face in the relationship
  • Believing in your dreams (whether others pretend to or not); behind the veil–dreams/visions
  • Someone very different than the presentation


  • Baby announcement, baby shower
  • Changes in baby–growth, developmental milestone, etc.
  • Change as a result of a new baby in the home (child, pet)
  • Embracing a new identity (may be in role related to giving birth–parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.)
  • Need for change–may be related to issues of fertility, conception, or adoption
  • Transformation of self, appearance or situation that creates the start of something new
  • Fertile period brings opportunity for change (may have a time window)
  • Initial stages set to follow a dream

Decks: Romantic Love Oracle, Love is a Garden Affirmation Deck, In Color, The Alchemist Astrologer; The Good Tarot, Collette Baron-Reid; Mystical Healing, Inna Segal

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