80’s Blast::David Lee Roth


(anyone who thinks otherwise can go jump in Lake Minnetonka)

David Lee Roth
Just A Gigolo
from the album Crazy from the Heat (1985)

David Lee Roth (1985 album, Crazy from the Heat)

One of the songs I’m workin’ out to right now…*

* 1-12-13
Animal (Def Leppard)
Just A Gigolo (David Lee Roth)
Rock You Like A Hurrican (Scorpions)
The Warrior (Scandal)
Never (Heart)
I Need You Tonight (INXS)
I Would Die 4 You (Prince)
The Bird (The Time)
Beat the Bullet (Vain)
Secrets (Vain)
Blue Highway (Billy Idol)
You Can’t Stop Rock and Roll (Twisted Sister)
Leather Master (Dammaj)
Light of Day (Joan Jett)
Russian Winter (London)
You’re In Love (Ratt)
Practice What You Preach (Testament)
California Girls (David Lee Roth)
Smoke and Shadows (Vain)

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Walk in the Shadows*


Tarot of Vampyres

Images © Ian Daniels

9 of Swords
“Face your Fears.”

Mars in Gemini:  When Mars isn’t focused in its energy it becomes a whirlwind with no direction. This is precisely what happens when this sign plays host to the God of War; but since Gemini covers communication and thoughts, the maelstrom takes root in the mind
Number 9: Represents the final stage of action, reflection, thought, or deed; the end of a cycle or period in your life.

maelstrom
n. a situation or state of confused movement or violent turmoil

When the 9 of Swords appears it means you’re obsessing over something. Although the underlying issue may be real, you’re blowing it out of proportion.

7 of Cups
“Forbidden Fruit.”

Venus in Scorpio: Venus in Scorpio is the archetypal Femme Fatale, the personification of power, fear, sex, and desire
Number 7:   Connected to the higher vibration of The Chariot, Sevens demand that you take control of a situation and steer your way to victory

Like the Black Widow, now’s the time to strike and seize what you desire.

6 of Cups
“The Bad Seed.”

Sun in Scorpio:  The Sun shines a light on the shadows inherent in Scorpio’s nature

The flip-side of the childlike innocence of the 6 of Cups is that it may represent a person whose jealousy towards you lurks in the shadows…

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All Hell Let Loose*


Tarot of Vampyres

Images © Ian Daniels

6 of Wands
“Victory, triumph, and success is yours.”

Jupiter in Leo:  In Leo the planet of expansion and good fortune manifests as an outpouring of individual expression and creativity
Number 6: In Tarot, Sixes represent departure, transition, and harmonious outcome. In the suit of Wands, this symbolizes accepting and responding to transitions in a creative manner.

The recognition you seek has been granted – victory is within your grasp.

The Tower
“Out with the old and in with the new.”

Mars in Aries: The planetary God of War is ruled by Aries creating an unstoppable firestorm of power and determination
Number 16:   A Karmic Number which denotes personal willpower, independence, initiative action, and unforseen events.

Watch for sudden, violent, and unexpected changes. Before you can build something better, the old structure must be destroyed. Envision a forest fire laying everything bare so new growth can emerge from the ashes. Additionally, choose your words carefully today; aim for diplomacy.

Queen of Pentacles
“A little flexibility will take you a long way.”

Venus in Taurus:  Venus in Taurus concerns itself with things in the material realm
Number 13: Another Karmic Number assigned to upheaval and the ability to adapt to change gracefully

Stubborn resistance to change might throw a monkey wrench in your plans – causing setbacks and delays.

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The Conjuring*


Tarot of Vampyres

Images © Ian Daniels

8 of Pentacles
“Become Master of your skills.”

Sun in Virgo:  It’s all about perfection, organization and diligent work when the Sun’s in detail-oriented Virgo
Number 8: A Mystic number, 8 is tied to the higher vibration of Strength and signifies personal power, confidence, and the courage to overcome obstacles and break down barriers in order to transform your life.

Like this Sorcerer, the 8 of Pentacles represents success and mastery gained through diligence, focused energy, and the deliberate cultivation of your skills. You will benefit from your organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail. In addition, unlike the 3 of Pentacles, this card points to work of a solitary nature.

Ace of Pentacles
“Which areas of your life could use more enrichment?”

Number 1:   New beginnings, creativity, organization, success, self-reliance, and tenacity

In the Earthly suit of Pentacles, success is measured in the physical and material realm. Just as seedlings need more than soil and water to flourish, “fertilization” will go a long way towards harvesting the abundant rewards you seek.

5 of Wands
“Think outside the box.”

Saturn in Leo:  At odds with each other astrologically, Saturn tempers the expansive and warm nature of Leo just enough to help build the framework necessary for the expression of personal talent and creativity
Number 5: Dynamic, energetic, unpredictable, independent, and restless

Face challenges head-on. Try different approaches. Use new techniques.

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Cuts Like a Knife*


Tarot of Vampyres

Images © Ian Daniels

Those born with Venus in Taurus are concerned with the material realm – things they can touch – and tend to be money-conscious. Abhorrent to change, this trait can manifest itself as extreme stubbornness.

Queen of Pentacles
“Go with the flow.”

Venus in Taurus:  Denotes a love for nature, security, and wealth
Number 13: Associated with great transformations

The Queen of Pentacles finds change to be threatening to her well-being, as she prefers life to be relatively predictable.

The Empress
“Drink Cosmos while watching your favorite movie.”

Venus in Taurus:  At home in Taurus, Venus is the planet of love, beauty, and money
Number 3:   A powerful drive to express feelings, ideas, and dreams in a creative manner

Being the archetypal “Mother Earth”, The Empress urges you to protect, love, and nurture yourself and your needs. Surround yourself with things that make you happy and secure. Engage in activities that involve nature. Luxuriate in a bath full of bubbles. Spend quality time with an animal companion.

King of Swords
“Aim for the jugular.”

Venus in Aquarius:  Aquarius brings an unconventional, emotionally cold vibe to Venus
Number 14:  A Karmic number, 14 signifies personal freedom, self-initiative, independence, unity, and justice; and brings with it a variety of trials and tribulations.

Methodical objectivity is what’s required. Whatever decision or situation you find yourself it, thrust your sword deep into its center and rip it wide open. Remain aloof and detached as you consider your options.

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