Your July 2015 Tarot Horoscopes with VIDEO!

FortuneTellerVeronicaVarlowMy Darlings….

The Full Moon hangs over our sky tonight.
I woke up at 5am as a thunder and lightning storm raged across NYC and read your cards as the sun was coming up!

If the tarot has been beckoning to you…. I’m offering a 6 week ONLINE Tarot Intensive with live classes with me each week.   Join me!

And if you find yourself in Brooklyn – tonight I teach love magic at Maha Rose and tomorrow I interview the incredible Gala Darling at Word Bookstores about her chart topping book Radical Self Love!

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Cancer – June 21 – July 22:  The Fool

Leo – July 23 – August 22:  Strength

Virgo – August 23 – September 22: The Star

Libra – September 23 – October 22:  Judgement

Scorpio – October 23 – November 21:  Father of Pentacles

Sagittarius – November 22 – December 21: The Hanged Man

Capricorn – December 22 – January 19: The Mother of Cups

Aquarius – January 20 – February 18: Ace of Swords

Pisces – February 19 – March 20:  Three of Cups

Aries – March 21 – April 19 : Daughter of Cups

Taurus – April 20 – May 20:  2 of Wands

Gemini – May 21 – June 20: 7 of Pentacles

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Radical Self Love, an Interview with Gala Darling!

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Her name is Gala Darling.
The first time we ever met,
we were 73 steps below the city street,
surrounded by candles, rose petals and incense.
She sat directly across from me,
our connection immediate.
We were underground,
and just like the best seeds which take root to form and grow below the earth
to burst out blossoming into the world…
that is how our friendship began.

Over the 4 years we’ve known each other,
we’ve bonded over passionate talks in candlelit cafes about our dreams, our ideas, and our wild hearts.
We’ve cast powerful spells together as colorful candles melded glitter wax together in a magic house on the mountain.
We’ve had wild nights until the orange of sunrise streaked through the sky
and gorgeous days sitting on the edge of a pier, the East River lapping below our feet
as the landscape of the city we adore climbed high before us.
I cherish our ride-or-die girl gang friendship bond.

Today, on this New Moon,
a day where new seeds are planted,
and new adventures begin,
Gala launches her book for immediate release all over the world!
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Her book will be available for 30 days.
Spread the word, let others know about it,
with all of us together we can make a revolution happen.

Here’s my very first interview on Danger Diary with Miss Gala Darling herself!

I’m so very inspired and proud of my friend,
I’ve been carrying her book with me everywhere!

IF YOU ARE ANYWHERE NEAR NYC, please come to our FREE event on July 2nd at Word Bookstore.
I’m going to be interviewing Gala live and we wanna chill with you.
It’s going to be a party you won’t want to miss.
RSVP here by clicking here.

See you then!

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Dear Danger: Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Relationship Advice

Why do I look naked in this?
Why does Burke completely bust me filming at the end?
Can’t this shit be professional at all?
Bringing you the most unqualified advice on the internet….

Please SHARE if you like this and want me to keep it as a regular Friday vlog.

Awww yeah!
Happy Weekend.

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Introducing the Dear Danger Advice Column Vlog Thing!


Hey, You….♥
You need love advice?
Magic advice?
Living your dreams advice?

Hit me with it.
I’m not a professional.
I’m not even sane.
which is why
this is going to be awesome.

I’m the most perfectly imperfect friend you’ve got, babe,
and we’re gonna gossip like we’re putting on red glitter lipstick side by side backstage at a burlesque show and I’m borrowing your pastie tape.

Pull up a seat, honey….
cause I’m about to tell you like it is.

Friday ain’t just about payday anymore.

#deardanger

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3 Ways To Give Yourself Permission To Be Creative

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Only 1 in 4 people feel like they are living up to their creative potential, yet the majority of people believe that being creative is a main factor present in a life of happiness and success, according to a study done by the Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education.

Do you give yourself permission to be creative?

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Sarah Sparkles and I crossed the East River by ferry and arrived at Governor’s Island yesterday for Figment NYC.  It’s a weekend of art, interaction, music and gathering, but when I left, I learned something more than what was planned….

I realized I need to give myself permission to let my imagination roll and go with it more often.

I left the island vowing to push myself beyond the bounds of what I believe is possible.

Here’s what I learned from watching:

1.  When One Person Gives Themselves Permission To Be Creative and Share, It Creates a Chain Reaction and Allows Others To Give Themselves Permission As Well.

At Kostume Kult‘s  incredible “Free Costume” area, I watched a woman pull on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume to match her little 5 year old son.  As the woman, tied the red mask on, she looked at one of the people running the booth and asked, “Is this okay?  Can I do this?

She was looking for permission to play.

Would she have donned a Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle mask on to play dress up with her son on a regular day?

Probably not.

But the environment that Kostume Kult created at Figment, by giving away boxes and boxes of costumes to all who came by, gave people “permission” to break out and dress up themselves.

That “oh-why-not?” attitude can really launch the best adventures in our lives.

I watched her run off with her son onto the field and thought about how much creativity can free us if we let it.

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2.  When You Move From Observer to Participant, A More Powerful Dynamic Is Created.

A half hour later, I found myself standing in front of a bowl of roses, with a mirror on the floor to reflect the thrown petals and a video projector showing roses falling onto the floor. It was a beautiful small temple space, an art project in the Sculpture house, and I appreciated looking at it.

Within 5 minutes, a man came up behind me and asked me if I made a wish yet.
I hadn’t.
There was no sign saying anything about wishing or throwing.
It was art, and I was respectfully observing and enjoying it.
He reached his hands into the rose petals
took out one
closed his eyes
put the rose petal to his forehead
and gently threw it onto the mirror in the temple.
Instantly, the artwork became more alive to me with this stranger’s wish.

He walked away and my hands felt themselves surrounded by petals in the wooden bowl.
I made my own wish
and gently tossed the petals in among the others
to mingle
in hope and imagination.

Rather than just observing, I was a participant, and there was power in that.

How often do we take the “I’m-just-an-observer” role?

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3. For Success Today, Look First To Yourself.

This was my fortune from Hack Manhattan, after I ran my hands over a crystal ball that a computer could feel my hand vibrations through.  I thought it was pretty appropriate for this post.  It’s a “well-the-creativity-has-to-start-with-me” kind of message.

Yes, I got to participate in this incredible free art festival in the city, I got to learn, I got to play, I got to wander and let my imagination run wild.  But what if, I found things to create, to come up with, and let others enjoy them as well?  What if I pushed myself further and explored my imagination deeper?

That is where the true gems await for us all.

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Thank you to Figment, to Kostume Kult, to Hack Manhattan and all of the amazing artists who participated – and thanks to my girl – Sarah Sparkles, for a beautiful day of adventure and inspiration.

What creative projects, festivals, bands, art shows have you been inspired by to push yourself further?

Your June 2015 Danger Diary Tarot Horoscopes (VIDEO!)

Tarot-girl.jpgHello My Magic Darlings….My Sweet Danger Addicts…

The Full Moon last night over New York City compelled me to do something new.
So this month, I made mini-videos for each one of your signs.
I wanted to bring you into the magic of the Red Room
and whisper to you all the secrets of the cards
(and whisper I DO because it’s after midnight and well I’m sure my Brooklyn neighbors don’t want to hear all of the Tarot Horoscopes through the walls!)

So if you’re feeling me and you want to spend more time together……
I’ve got ONLINE and In-person classes coming up in the next few days –
AND I just announced another series in Brooklyn In-Person at Maha Rose.
Hope to adventure with you at one of them!

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Gemini – May 21 – June 20: Ace of Wands

Cancer – June 21 – July 22:  The Hermit

Leo – July 23 – August 22:  The Magician

Virgo – August 23 – September 22: 2 of Wands

Libra – September 23 – October 22:  3 of Cups

Scorpio – October 23 – November 21:  3 of Wands

Sagittarius – November 22 – December 21: 2 of Cups

Capricorn – December 22 – January 19: The Sun

Aquarius – January 20 – February 18: Six of Cups

Pisces – February 19 – March 20:  The Empress.

Aries – March 21 – April 19 : 3 of Pentacles

Taurus – April 20 – May 20:  Ace of Pentacles

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How To Work Full Moon Magic

veronica-varlow-naked.jpgLast night in New York City,
while lightning streaked across the sky
and the rain sanctified the streets –
I slept naked with three roses
nestled between my breasts.

It was my beckoning to Her.
She who raises the dance in my body for burlesque,
She who stirs and stokes the fire in the center of me,
She who leaves the love letters to my imagination,
She who gives me signs on the streets of the city,
She who leaves a breadcrumb trail to the ecstasy.

I have doing the work preparing, brainstorming, and writing for both The Underground and also for The Temple of Sensuality in Brooklyn.

And my darlings, this is what this Full Moon in Sagittarius is all about…..

Are you ready to get to the point?
Are you ready to go deep and get down to it?
Are you ready to seek and speak your truth and the truest part of you?

The tarot is a lover of mine
and because my well-worn cards often find themselves under my pillow as I sleep
as they are wrapped in the time honeyed lace that was once my grandmother’s…
I always do Full Moon Magic with my cards.

This Sagittarius Moon is similar in energy to the Hermit card….
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It is that moment when you look inside for the truth and your own answers,
it is that time for introspection
and then it is time for your to rise
and shine that inner light and knowing
and discovery
to the world.

The Full Moon meets us tomorrow, Tuesday June 2nd.
How can you harness this full wild power of the moon to push you forward?

Easy! Let me show you….

On the nights that hold court to the Full Moon,
I moon bathe.

What is this?

Well, quite simply…
it is letting those ghostly lunar rays soak onto your skin…
on Tuesday night,
I will be on my rooftop in Brooklyn
my head tilted towards the sky
and during those moments….
even if I have only five minutes or ten minutes,
I will close my eyes and imagine the power of the
full moon seeping into my skin.

I imagine walking in the power of all that I can be.
All that I am.

It is my monthly practice to ground me and to also make me reach for the stars (or the moon so to speak!)

Who could you be if you walked in the power of all that you are?
Imagine Him/Her and bring that in.

It is most definitely a “bath” because afterwards you will feel as if the Moon herself just took a washcloth dipped in a sea of stars and touched your wild heart with it.

Are you ready to “glow” like the Moon?
To attract all that you desire?
Moon Bath, my darlings.
Moon.
Bath.

I’ll be back on Wednesday with your Tarot Horoscopes…
I suspect they shall be juicy.

If you like these kind of posts from me,
please tell me by sharing them…
it encourages the fire in me.

Now I’m getting to those cards to read for you on Wednesday.
See you then Lunatics.
xo

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The 3 Biggest Mistakes I Made While Going After My Dreams

mistakeMistake #1: I Believed That Only People With Money Could Succeed.

And that thinking sidetracked THE FUCK out of me.
I would constantly tell myself…”Well,I’d love to dedicate time for my dreams, but I’m too busy spending 50 hours in a dumb job making the rent.

I got stuck in the soul crushing Loop of Lack.

You know what I’m talking about?

It’s a poison.

Churning that thought in my mind, I nearly slayed my ability to imagine a bigger or better life than the one I was living.
I nearly gave up on trying to make my dream happen because I didn’t see how it could possibly work.
To make dreams happen, I needed precious time – and in order to keep a roof over my head, my time was sucked away by my corporate job.
Cycle.
Repeat.

The REAL Truth: Having a Brain for the “Hustle” Can Be Worth More Than ANYTHING.

I started the hustle small.
I knew I needed to get out of the 8-6 and to do so – as crazy as it seems – I worked harder first doing “side jobs” that I enjoyed and were on my own terms that would eventually replace the office job and be my main source of income.

It looked something like this:

Office Job + Side Hustle = A Few Short Months of Insanity

As I got better and better at side hustle:
Side Hustle – Office Job = A happier me in charge of my own schedule.

Side Hustle + In Charge Of Own Schedule = Time for Dreams

I decided that I was creative enough to come up with something else to make money that wouldn’t take my time up as much and were also things I really enjoyed doing!

I scoured thrift stores, took pictures of my awesome finds and sold them on Ebay.

♦ I approached someone who’s work I really believed in and proposed working for her as an assistant in off hours.  This helped me learn, make money and enjoy what I was doing.

I threw down a blanket on the sidewalk and did tarot readings.  (Hell, I threw down a blanket with Contessa last Summer on a sidewalk in Woodstock and we put together a kickass Tarot Reading/Essential Oils healing center!)

Get creative!
What are things you love to do?
My love for finding vintage gems at thrift stores and my passion for reading tarot cards both helped me with the abundance to get out of my corporate job and start having time to focus on my burlesque!

Yes, it took a little time, but it was so worth it.

Need help?
Brainstorm with a friend about what you’re good at!  Sometimes it’s hard to see ourselves what others see easily!  Feel free to brainstorm in the comments with the Danger Community.

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Mistake #2: I Felt Like I Was Absolutely Alone In My Struggle To “Make It”.

Oh hell no.  HELL NO.

The right friends, meaning your true co-conspirators, want you to succeed and will encourage you and support you to the end.
Pssssst – read Wednesday’s post about this in detail!
They are your Dream Team – with you on your journey, as you are with them on theirs!

My first burlesque gig?
World Famous BOB‘s New Revue.
After months of sitting in the audience, I told her I wanted to do burlesque.

Great!” she said. “I’ve got a slot for April and you’re in it.

“Wait! I’m actually not ready yet, it’s going to take me longer than that. Maybe June?”

She looked me in the eye and said, “You’re going on in April. Get it together. I’m putting your name on the flyer, so be there. See you at the show!”

And she walked away before I could find another excuse.

Co-Conspirators don’t have time for your bullshit excuses of why not.
They throw you in the deep end.
And you will thank them for it some day.

Thanks, *BOB*!

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World Famous BOB. Photo by Amy Touchette.

The REAL Truth: Co-Conspirators are EVERYWHERE if you look! Time for Your Badass Gang!

Easy Breezy Co-Conspirator Test:  Are They or Aren’t They?

You tell your friend something incredible that happened to you for your dream. They freak the fuck out with you with excitement.

Yes?
Co-Conspirator.

No?
Yeah.  Just, no.

Mistake #3: I Told Myself It Was Just Too Hard.

Last night, backstage at a burlesque show, among the glitter, the crystals, the g-strings and the mirrors,  Rosabelle Selavy and I drank lattes with hearts steamed in the foam before going on stage.   I scrawled into my little planner notes for this post, and I asked Rosabelle what the biggest “thought” mistake she made while she was going for her dreams.

“That it was just too hard.  That what I wanted to do was just too hard or too impossible.”

We looked around surrounded by our trunks of costumes, both of us in glitter red lipstick, sitting in our crystalled g-strings, sipping lattes and we laughed.

“It was all about breaking it down into small steps, and then it didn’t seem so hard.  I knew that if I could imagine it, somehow I could do it.”

And I looked over at this lovely showgirl across from me, grateful that she kept going for her dream, grateful that she kept imagining, grateful that she kept doing, and fucking grateful that I was also there…. in that backstage, sipping a latte with her and getting ready to do what we were born to do.

Photo by instagram.com/thecleverguy84

Photo by instagram.com/thecleverguy84

What “thought mistakes” have kept you from doing something, and when you kept pressing forward, they revealed themselves as untruths?  

PLEASE SHARE because someone right now…someone right this moment is believing that thing and you have the power to destroy someone else’s thought obstacle.

I love you guys.

Keep kicking ass.

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