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Secret to Transformation – Key 13

Are you afraid of death? Would you believe me if I told you that you die daily? Death is constantly taking place in your physical body — and yet you continue to live!

“No one really knows the exact number of cells, but we can approximate to about 10-50 trillion. Cells are always created and destroyed in the human body. About 300 million cells die every minute in our bodies! Since different cells have different jobs in our body, there are about 210 different “types” of cells.”

So if you are dying daily, what do you have to be afraid of? You may need to take a new point of view! Let’s look at death as a process of transformation and regeneration.

We’ve only got nine more days to complete our process of regeneration and kick off our major new goal for 2018. What negative aspects of your life need to die away to make room for new opportunities for growth and regeneration?

“Charting your Course” on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 10 pm to Midnight was on Facebook Live!

Watch this Facebook Live! session of “Charting Your Course” Session, which examines the “Death” tarot key.

Here is the link for the Facebook Live! session from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Charting Your Course February 11, 2018


Here is the link for the second hour session from 11 p.m. to midnight.

Charting Your Course – Second Hour

If you don’t have time to watch, you can listen to the session, which aired on Revolution Radio in Studio B on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 10 p.m. to midnight.  Go to the archives at


“The Kybalion”

“The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages, by Paul Foster Case.”

Learn to Spin the Wheel of Fortune In Your Favor

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just spin a Wheel of Fortune and win the prizes we desire in life — the perfect job, the best relationship, idyllic vacations etc. We all know that life isn’t that easy. But what if I told you there is a way to for you to have a better chance of creating the situations in your life that would work in your favor?

The mystery of the Sphinx, which guards the majestic Pyramids of Giza, holds a secret formula to help us begin to examine our own powers. In order to be co-creators in our lives, we must do at least four things with determination.

1. We must “Know”
2. We must “Dare”
3. We must “Will”
4. We must “Be Silent”

What does this mean? Take a look at the the “Wheel of Fortune” tarot card from the Rider-Waite deck of the BOTA deck and look at the mysterious figures in the four corners of the cards. The symbolism of tarot can provide keys to help you unlock the subconscious mind, which is your doorway to higher levels of consciousness.  Implanting positive images within the subconscious mind  will allow you program your subconscious mind to help you  manifest your desires.

Watch this Facebook Live! session of “Charting Your Course” Session, which examines the “Wheel of Fortune” tarot card.

Here is the link for the Facebook Live! session from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Here is the link for the second hour session from 11 p.m. to midnight.

If you don’t have time to watch, you can listen to the session, which aired on Revolution Radio in Studio B on Sunday, October 15th from 10 p.m. to midnight.  Go to the archives at

Go ahead spin this wheel and see where it leads you in your search for deeper understanding of the laws that govern the universe and our lives.

Inward and Onward

Sage Lee Speaks on The Divine Masculine

The political occurrences in our country this week have caused distress for many, as they wonder if our country is going to crumble during this chaotic play with an ensemble of characters quickly coming and going in the White House. I have been reflecting on the idea of the Divine Masculine, as described by  Sage Lee on the “Charting Your Course” broadcast in May, as we discussed “The Emperor” from the major arcana of the tarot deck. He made some very important comments regarding the responsibility of embodying the Divine Masculine in leadership.

The word “emperor” means “he who sets in order” and that is the essential quality of a leader. Where there is a lack of order, progress is impossible.  Lee, in a Facebook Live video, shortly after President Donald Trump was sworn in,  said,  “I’m not wanting to pick on the president.  But he is a good example to see what is actually happening with the masculine, that is not the Divine Masculine.”

When we think of divine, “we think of “god-like” Lee says, “and we all can be god-like. We have imagination.  We can create things. We are the only creatures on the planet that can imagine a future that could be. So we have a great responsibility to the rest of the planet.” The tarot teaches us that the qualities represented by the images on the cards are not based on gender. “The Divine Masculine is actually inside all of us,” Lee says,  “men or women.”

During our study of “The Emperor”  key on “Charting Your Course” — which airs on Sunday nights on Revolution Radio — we noted that the male figure only shows one side of his face. One  eye faces the viewer, but the other eye is not seen. Where is that other eye looking?

“The Emperor is facing sideways … one of his eyes is facing towards the Divine and the other eye is facing toward the world,” Lee explains, in the video below.  “So the way that he makes decisions is that he is constantly in consultation with the Divine, while he is making a decision in the world.”  The idea of turning to a higher power, Lee says, is an act of wisdom. This is something we all need to do, Lee says,  “… base decisions not on ego, but on a consultation with the Divine, and asking yourself “what is for the greatest good for all.”

Stepping into The Divine Feminie

Posted by Sage Lee on Friday, January 20, 2017

In the video Lee  pinpoints other essential qualities of good leadership – –  a sense of sharing, acknowledgment of others’ work,  and respect. He speaks of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa,  an effective world leader. and how his trials and suffering in prison under an apartheid regime, molded him into a man that commanded respect. “The Divine Masculine bases decisions, not on ego, but on  consultation with The Divine. It means that there is always one eye looking at the bigger picture. ”

Take a listen to the video and find food for thought, and hopefully you will feel  a sense of hope for the future as the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine come in to balance, during this age of Aquarius.

To obtain the Sage Lee Tarot Deck visit The School for Wizards — a training company devoted to helping entrepreneurs apply universal laws to create successful businesses.



TEN MINUTE TAROT TIP: Strength – Key 8

Realizing our desires takes discipline, determination and decisiveness.  Talk is truly cheap! In this  short Facebook Live video  you may discover some inspiration that reveals how symbolism can assist you in making valuable contributions to our subconscious mind. Using visual images for meditation can help  create a stronger connection with the superconscious or Divine Mind.

Each tarot key has an astrological attribution.  “Strength” Key 8 is the zodiac sign Leo. This  is my personal card, that I reflect on regularly, since my birthday is July 30, 1952. But  Key 8 can provide a deeper understanding of the relationship between the self-conscious and subconscious mind.

Our desires can be like wild beasts, running wild in our mind, without any restraint or direction.  As we learn to direct that energy of the desire beast, you can then harness its power for our benefit. Take a listen and leave me some comments.  I love feedback!

10 minute of Tarot tips on Key 8 the Strength key!

Posted by Francesca Simon on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Direct Your Desires With “Strength” – Key 8

How can we realize our desires? This was the focus for  the  “Ten Minute Tarot”  Facebook Live session on Thursday, August 17, at 9:15 p.m.  The session served as preparation for this  Sunday’s broadcast of “Charting Your Course” on Revolution Radio at

Strength – Key 8, which will be discussed on Sunday’s broadcast,   provides a secret to success in our endeavors.   Paul Foster Case in “The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages”  suggests that we must decide “(1) TO WILL; (2) TO KNOW ; (3) TO DARE; (4) TO BE SILENT.  But what exactly does that mean? This statement has also been associated with the Sphinx which sits on the plaza of the Pyramids of Giza.

If we compare similarities between Strength-Key 8 and the Magician-Key 1, we can begin to decipher this secret.  Red — the color of desire — is predominant  in both keys.  The Magician wears a red cloak over a white tunic in Key 1, while The Lion is red in Key 8 —  In Key 8 the woman in white — which represents purity — directs the mouth of The Lion, indicating we must direct our desires.

In  Key 1 we see The Magician standing beside a table with a wand, a cup, a sword and a coin or pentacle. These are the tools to be used by the Magician to manifest his desires. Everything in our world is composed of the four elements of fire, water, air and earth.  In tarot these four elements are represented by the tools on the Magician’s table.

Case explains that, “In practical, every-day life, the implements of the Magi- cian are the four life-essentials: light (wand), water (cup), air (sword) and food (pentacle). The combination of these life-essentials in proper order and proportions is the task of every practical occultist. ”  [Please note that the word “occult” simply means “hidden” — so from a mystical point of view, the occultist is one who seeks to discover the hidden secrets of nature and the invisible worlds.

These four tools on the Magician’s table, also represent your human facilities, that can be effectively developed to assist you with discovering and implementing your mission in lifetime. You have abilities and talents, you have yet to discover. Don’t doubt it!

The wand — the fire element — represents our desires.  We must identify what we truly want in this world.  We must select a desire to focus our attention on and then proceed to set this desire on fire with action!  We must be determined “To Will”  ourselves to take action to realize this desire.

The cup —  the water element — represents our emotions, which so often prevents us from even trying to fulfill our desires.  We sometimes feel we’re not smart enough, or talented enough, or  creative enough, or we don’t know enough. And those feelings stop us, before we can even start.  We must be determined “To Know” from the depths of our hearts are we are worthy and blessed by Divinity with gifts we  often, out of fear, fail to acknowledge.

The sword — the air element — represents our thoughts. We must decide “To Dare” — to challenge ourselves to “think” that we can indeed accomplish what may seem momentarily impossible. We must research,  acquire new skills, and make a plan, or in some other way prepare ourselves to chart our course toward our desire.

The pentacle — the earth element — represents our need for what I call “Cosmic Confidence”. We must surrender to the call “To Be Silent” — to “listen” to that still small voice. It  knows all and can provide the direction we so desperately need, when we embark on a daunting adventure. It is in The Silence that secrets are revealed. Observe that The Magician stands in silence, making himself a conduit, calling on that which is above, to bring it down to that which is below.

Experiment this formula:

TO WILL: Fire up your desire! Seek out what, who and where you find inspiration.  That should help you begin to identify what you truly love in life and guide you closer to how you can identify the channel through which you can express that desire.

TO KNOW: Reflect upon your true feeling, so you “know” where you stand within your own emotional domain.

TO DARE:  Dare yourself to dream, to give yourself permission to go where you have never gone before in your heart, mind and spirit.

TO BE SILENT: Seek wisdom in The Silence.  Schedule time to “date” Divinity — to spend quality time with the one who gives you magic and motion.  It can be through prayer, through song, through journaling, through dancing, studying scriptures or simply by taking a meditative walk through nature.

This mystical approach to tarot, allows you to chart our course, to determine our own destiny, based on our astrological blueprint.  Each key in the 22 keys of the Major Arcana (the first  22 cards out of the 78 card deck) is assigned an astrological sign.  The Strength card is designated for Leo, which applies to those born July 21 – August 21.  President Barack Obama was a Leo — clearly a communicator manifesting that talent both in speaking and writing.

Many people feel that they come into this life with no talent or special gifts, as if they’re just thrown off a cliff with no support.  But in truth, we all come here equipped with possibilities. In the Rosicrucian Ontology, an approach to the study of existence, the soul does not enter until  the first breath is taken and Man becomes a living soul. We come down into the Earth Plane of existence, bringing with us our past life experiences. And we know before we get here, but then spend the rest of our lives trying to remember what we signed on to be doing.

The Sage Tarot Deck , created by artist and tarot reader Sage Lee, a Readers Studio  Alumnus, shows the Fool descending confidently from heights above with his gaze locked on a target.  It is an image that may resonate with many of us, contemplating the process of coming to the Earth with a mission.  We are born carrying with us tools to work with.  A white rose, representing purified desires, floats beside the falling, yet confident, Fool. And the briefcase with the Eye of Ra emblazoned upon it, represents the sum total of experiences from  past lives.  The hour and geographical location of our birth, serves as our portal of entry, shaping our personality, talents, strengths and weaknesses.

This is the reason astrology has always been studied by those aspirants seeking to explore the sacred mysteries.  And any adult, can look at their blueprint and ascertain the presence of truth in their astrological profile.

If you’ve never had your chart done by an astrologer, you can get a free one at Cafe Astrology, which provides a very detailed analysis, which could offer you some powerful insight. It is, in a sense, our instruction manual that can assist us in effectively and efficiently living our lives.  Once we become aware of our strengths and weaknesses, then we can better navigate around  dangerous areas and shore up our weak spots, thus charting a more successful course.

Tune in to my Facebook Live  on Friday, August 18 at 9:15 p.m. (Eastern Time), for a discussion on how to further refine realizing your desires, utilizing the Tree of Life as a chart to help guide you through your adventure of defining,  refining and your fulfilling your desires.

The Tree of Life is a blueprint of the process of creation.  And we can use that same blueprint in the process of creating the life we desire. Don’t forget to tune in this Friday, August 18th at 9: 15 p.m., Eastern Time, on my Facebook Live .




Tarot Talk: Jason Lotterhand with Thursday Night Tarot

Thursday Night Tarot is a book  every  serious tarot student or Qabalah initiate, should have in their library.  It is a collection of talks, directed by Jason C. Lotterhand,  an Initiate of the mystery school Builders of the Adytum (B.O.T.A).  The book serves as one of our textbooks for “Charting Your Course” — an internet radio, which explores esoteric knowledge of astrology, numerlogy, qabalah, sound, color and mysticism.  The show airs on Revolution Radio in Studio B on Sunday nights from  10 pm to Midnight on Revolution Radio at   

Since we are currently exploring the tarot Lotterhand’s book is a perfect resource.  Lotterhand  was a member of B.O.T.A., founded in the 1920s by Paul Foster Case.

Builders of the Adytum explains its purpose on its website:  “Adytum is the Greek word for Inner Shrine or Holy of Holies. Like Jesus, who many believe was trained in Qabalah, members of the Order aspire to build the Inner Temple, to construct the Holy of Holies within. People of all faiths are welcome to study the teachings of this Order. B.O.T.A. recognizes Qabalah as the root of Judaism and Christianity. Its ultimate purpose is to hasten the true Brotherhood of mankind and to make manifest the truth that love is the only real power in the universe.”

Don’t be concerned about the difference in the spelling  — cabala or qabalah — the truth is the same.  “The Cabala states that nothing exists outside The One Divine Being, The One Self of the universe, Lotterhand says.  “We are part of that, even if we are totally ignorant of our relationship with it.

“Insofar as we become acquainted with this truth about ourselves, says Lotterhand (photo above), “we come to realize the Divine Presence in our lives…. All our studies and all our meditations bring us to a clearer vision of the Divine Self, whose creations we are. Once we are established in this awareness, we can proceed along our own individual paths of purpose and expression. Freed from delusions concerning what life is about, we can concentrate our efforts on being our own true selves-successful members of the Divine Plan.”

 Join us tonight as we discuss

“The Chariot” Key 7

May 7, 2017 Broadcast — Sage “The Wizard” Lee to the Rescue!

Make no mistake, Sage Lee is indeed a wizard! On Sunday night “Charting Your Course”  was confronted with multiple technical difficulties during our broadcast. During  first hour I was dropped out of the broadcast, several times. And during the second hour,  our pre-recorded interview with Sage Lee, Headmaster of the School for Wizards, could not be played due to a malfunctioning microphone.

Laura Lee Solomon, the co-host, who also handles the technical end of the broadcast, was  patient and persistent in keeping the show on the air, in spite of all the mishaps.   We both knew that if we kept focused on our goal that everything would be put in order. The universe responded by sending in the wizard!

Sage Lee had been entertaining friends, while listening to the broadcast. And when he realized that we were in trouble, he apologized to his guests and rushed to our rescue, calling me and offering to go live for the interview.

I couldn’t believe it. I could barely stop giggling with glee!  We went live with the wizard, discussing the “divine masculine” and The Emperor – Key 4. It was truly magical and we are grateful to have been blessed with the presence of a true wizard.

 Take a listen to our miracle broadcast, courtesy of Sage Lee. We give thanks!

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“Charting Your Course” April 30, 2017 Broadcast- Readers Studio 2017 Review

It’s past 10 p.m. Sunday night, April 30th and  “Charting Your Course” on Revolution Radio has started — without me!   I’m at the airport in Sarasota, Florida, trying if I can make it home for the second hour of the show.  I want to share my “blissed out” energy from Readers Studio on 2017, where I spent four days steeped in tarot and psychology! I wanna share! “Can I make it home by 11 p.m.?”  I wonder?

Laura Lee Solomon, co-host, has covered the first hour with a conversation on the Cube of Space, in preparation for next week’s broadcast on The Emperor. I make it home before 11 p.m., but I can’t find my door keys.  I have to wake up my landlord to get in! Huffing and puffing, I make it in and Laura Lee, connects me into the studio for the second hour.  I’m happy, tired, exhilarated and I start babbling about the Readers Studio. LOL

Here’s the link for the broadcast — can you tell I’m out of breath!?



Charting Your Course with Sarasota Rose

“Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.”
***Carl Schurz

Every day when we awake, we set forth on a new course in our life journey. We live and move and have our being in a sea of energy. Each day the waves of live move up forward or backwards, throwing us to and fro, based on the winds of change in our world. In order to develop mastery in steering the ship of our soul successfully in this incarnation, we must learn the laws of navigation, that cause the sun to rise and the moon to shine.

The mission of Sarasota Rose is to provide a “chart room” — a place where you can get out of the winds of change for a while and realign yourself with the divine laws that govern the universe. Then when you return to the deck of your daily life, you will have a clearer destination in mind for your daily sailing — at home, at work, in your community and most importantly in your heart and soul.

I, Francesca Simon aka “Sarasota Rose” would like to share your journey as a compassionate and caring companion, through sharing the lessons I have learned through my own journey over the past six decades. Together we grow. We can not live in a void. It is through inner action and sharing that we move in tune with the song of the spheres. Each of us has experiences to share, questions to ask and answers to contemplate.

As a journalist, I have been asking questions of kings, queens, presidents and what is sometimes called “the common man” — but in truth, we are all equal. Just because someone has a position that puts them in the public eye or if someone has a billion dollars, they are no better than you. I have worked for newspapers, televisions networks, public relations companies,

We all have our unique energy to offer to the world. You have a light within you that can help light the way of someone who is lost, or lonely, or confused, or hurt or afraid. And every day that you breathe life, you have the opportunity to save the world — one person at a time!

Join me and together we will chart our course, through sharing experiences, inspirations, and explorations into the meaning of life. I will begin conducting workshops in the Sarasota area — dates will soon follow. But in the meantime, visit “Charting Your Course” on Facebook
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Remember, together we grow! Thank you for joining me on my journey!