Week Ahead: June 19-25, 2017

4 of Pentacles

Happy Monday! How did the end of last week find you? There was a burst of clarity at the end of the week that allowed us to see things as they really are, which brings us to the Here and Now! The theme card for this week is the 4 of Pentacles reversed, suggesting that we may still be feeling the sting of getting taken down a few pegs earlier last week, but getting back into the realm of feeling like we know how to “hold it all together.” This week, asking for help will continue to be important, as there’s tons of “connecting” energy surrounding! If you feel like you’ve lost your grip, use that empty hand to reach for the comforting hand of another: we’re all in this together, and this week it’s important to remember that the support you need is there for you.

6 of Wands

Monday, June 19: 6 of Wands reversed

Yes, you’re getting there — can you feel it? Conflict-y energy is still lingering, but you’re seeing glimmers of recognition for the battles you fight so valiantly every single day. Keep your head up, even when your interpersonal balance feels laughably precarious: just the fact that you’re trying to keep your frustration in check is such a huge difference from the way you used to approach your problems. You are doing so well, and taking the time to examine your responses is building you up into a better leader than you ever thought you could be. Slowly but surely, you’re coming into your own — recognize your own progress and focus on the fact that you’ve made it through the hardest part of the struggle!

7 of Pentacles

Tuesday, June 20: 7 of Pentacles

Today you’re up and bopping, motivated from yesterday to get back to work on those minor details that you know will keep you from making excuses. When you think, “I can’t do that now — I have to do this first,” well, what a perfect time to do “this” so that you can do “that”! Getting down and dirty with the manageable tasks that keep things rolling will in turn help to solidify the grounding that allows us to build newer, better things for ourselves — but only once what we already have is in manageable order! This day is all about persevering where you know it will pay off later. You’re doing it!

XV The Devil

Wednesday, June 21: XV – The Devil reversed

Today, things really heat up, in such a way that you’re forced to look at the “addictive” patterns that hold you in the fire. An opportunity is presented where it feels like you found an open door when you thought you were locked in: something happens that makes you realize your actual power over this situation, in turn showing you the steps you need to take to get back to a place of calmness, coolness, collectedness. Today may find you feeling “laid bare” more than ever, but in such a way that it’s impossible to ignore what you’ve been trying to cover up in favour of taking the easier route, the one that felt smoother but has also been eating away at your outer layers, trying to get to your heart — the one place where you’re still able to hear the softer voice of your inner guidance, over the loud voice of the ego which will scream even louder once you set out towards those more peaceful pastures. The fact is, you’ve already been headed in this new direction for long enough that there’s really no turning back! You’re free, and it’s up to you to start beating your wings and take flight.

 

10 of Wands

Thursday, June 22: 10 of Wands

Yesterday’s push leaves you feeling exhausted, but with a distinct sense of completion, and of being closer to reaching your goals than you’ve felt in a while. Now it’s a matter of finding a way to get everything done differently: of rearranging your load so that it’s more manageable, which may have to include some delegation in order to get everything done. Today represents a “hard part” where reality is so clear that it’s hard to look at, but you’re so close that you can’t give up now! Feel good about how very much you’ve accomplished, and also that some fresh energy is ready to be breathed back in, but before you can notice new shiny things, you really do need to deal with the last of what once had you stuck, but has now presented itself as the final springboard ready to launch you into a new way of living that will help you be more in touch than ever with what truly ignites your zest for life.

XXI The World

Friday, June 23: XXI – The World reversed

“The World reversed.” Doesn’t that just sound lovely!! Today finds you still in yesterday’s energy of exhaustion, finding it a bit more of a struggle to keep your eyes on the path ahead, rather than the slope back down into where you came from! Keep in mind what pushed you away from there, the feelings of being judged, of being forced, of straining to stay standing in the face of every kind of pressure come to knock you down: things are coming into balance for you, and today’s type of crash is inevitable as we relax into the realization that things don’t have to be the way they were! Roll with whatever comes at you today, and picture yourself as a little embryo growing in its safe, self-contained egg, growing stronger and stronger until it’s ready to break out for good — when the conditions are just right. You’re getting there!

Knight of Cups

Saturday, June 24: Knight of Cups

You made it through yesterday, and today finds you back on track, feeling once again like your dreams are within your reach! Not only that, you’re moving towards them in a way that you feel good about. Any emotions that come up today are productive, and moving you even closer to what your heart wants! Today is rife with opportunities for others to lift you up as well, so be open to offers of fun and excitement. You’re stepping into new territory, where your emotions and intuition will be a valuable guide: ride with the sensations coming to you now, and allow yourself to be swept away! You can trust what you are feeling, and you can finally relax.

7 of Swords

Sunday, June 25: 7 of Swords reversed

The end of the week finds us comfortable with a truth that was revealed this week: whether you came clean about something you’d been keeping from another, whether someone revealed new information to you, or you just finally admitted something to yourself, this was an important step, and it opened you up to begin the healing process. Even if things still feel tangly, the hard parts are starting to fall away, and you have a better grip than ever on what you need to do to honour the most important truth of all: Your Own. You’re growing, and you are more connected than ever to understanding your own patterns, knowing better what to do the next time they try to repeat themselves!

8 of Pentacles

This week, the advice from our Higher Selves is the 8 of Pentacles: when you can, turn your back on everything else and focus on what you know you’re good at, what you truly love to do. Nothing can take this skill away from you, and using it is of great benefit to you. If you feel like getting away from everything this week, know that you have your work to focus on, and that for now it can be a totally welcome distraction. In this case, it’s one that will keep you in the real world even when you feel like you want to escape! You are a powerhouse and while you are dealing with huge, difficult themes, you are also making perfect progress in starting to chisel out something even better moving forward.

This week provides huge opportunity to “brighten your inner light,” to come to deep, soulful understanding of our own selves and our part in this often very confusing Universe. While you may be tempted to close off, keep in mind that there are people who need you very much, and who always benefit greatly from your unique perspective. Remember that you’re getting closer to achieving your dreams than you have ever been before! While you may feel frustrated at not being able to act as quickly on your new lines of thinking as you may like, at least you know now what’s keeping you from being recognized for all you do. This week it will be revealed where teamwork can help you double your productivity, in term helping you feel more secure. As always, but this week especially, self-care will get you through: when you can, retreat, rest, reflect, and know that you are being rejuvenated in preparation to receive something that has been in the works for ages, and soon will finally be complete.

If you’re interested in a private reading with me, please visit my Etsy shop! Feel free to use the coupon code THANKS15 for 15% off at checkout!

Deck used:

Tarot Mucha. LWB: Lunaea Weatherstone. Artwork: Giulia F. Massaglia. Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2014. © Lo Scarabeo Italy.

Week Ahead: June 12-18, 2017

King of Cups

Happy Monday everyone! Here we are, at the middle of June! How are you feeling? Last week was a bit of a topsy-turvy mashup of feeling good, then okay, then awful, then awesome, then the same over again — I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted! I’m even posting this a bit late because it required a huge kick in the butt after I let my mind wander into “maybe I’ll skip this week…” territory. That’s something we’ll all have to watch for this week, as represented by our theme card of the King of Cups reversed! Neptune goes retrograde this week, so there may be a sense of being plunged even deeper into emotional currents: keep swimming, and know that the benefit to be had is a much closer connection with your intuition, and in turn “inner answers” will be easier to access. Be aware of “coming up for air” when you need to, and remember the most important part of the swimming lessons you took when you were a kid: take a deep breath and float!!

XIX The Sun

Monday, June 12: XIX – The Sun reversed

Today finds you inching closer to the truth that can set you free! You’re still kind of trapped in your own head, but some little cue — a dream, a conversation, a sign — has you knowing the next direction you want to take, and nothing can take this newfound clarity from you. There’s still some digging to do to help that line of thought feel less “crowded out,” and some downtime today may be just what the doctor ordered to shine some sweet relief on the fears and anxieties that have been seeping in the cracks when your mind is left to wander into darker, less comfortable territory. Trust in your ability to see in a new light: you’ll soon find that it’s been glowing from within this whole time! Open up and allow yourself to be surrounded by love and support, and that any walls that seem to be holding you back have a gate somewhere along the way: keep looking!

4 of Swords

Tuesday, June 13: 4 of Swords

Yesterday’s advice made it sound so easy, huh? Well, we both know it’s not, and today finds you seeking downtime to process everything that’s happening. You know the worst is over, and you know it’s okay to give yourself permission to rest! Reflecting is the best thing you can do today, as there is a distinct heart-healing energy surrounding. These things always take time, so just be still with yourself and know that’s what any other involved parties need to do as well. Should your paths cross, know that it’s the perfect opportunity to speak a healing balm onto the situation! The perfect words will come, and the issue will be able to be put to rest for the better. Be gentle, stay calm, and look forward to the not-too-distant future when all of this will be but a memory!

8 of cups

Wednesday, June 14: 8 of Cups reversed

Okay, today you may feel so freakin’ overwhelmed that your sole urge is to run for the hills: don’t. Really. Now is not the time. You do not have all the information you need to make a productive decision, and you may even be too upset to think clearly at the moment. Yesterday was a nap-day, and if you can afford it, today probably is too. If you’re too worked up to rest, try laying out all your options and gauging your emotional response to each! It’s still not time to make a decision, really really it’s not, so today do your best to accept your “state of scatter” and hang in there knowing the change you want will happen when the time is right. Probably best not to “overflow” onto others today either: today’s a right sea of emotion for everybody, so take comfort in knowing we’re all just doing our best to keep our own boats afloat at the moment.

Queen of Swords

Thursday, June 15: Queen of Swords reversed

Pickles!! Is this week ever going to relent? Well, today you have a hand in it: something makes you rethink part of the direction you followed last week, and you turn around, invigorated to take action! This is admittedly a bit of a selfish decision, perhaps even readable as “harsh,” but hoooly, you need to dig out of the rockpile you feel you’ve been buried under somehow!! The answers you need are coming through again, and you can see the changes in your own patterns taking effect. Now it’s only a matter of staying true to your course, anticipating yourself championing any challenges that lie ahead!

9 of Wands

Friday, June 16: 9 of Wands reversed

Today, reinforced from yesterday’s revelations, something touches a nerve that awakens a whole field of guilt-responses. However, you have an eye on yourself, and you stop the inner onslaught right in its track! You have keen perspective on what you need to protect in order to progress, and you now know the changes that need to be made in order to make sure your defenses hold long into the future. You’re still kind of feeling turned on your head, and that’s normal: you have wounds, but you’re doing what’s necessary to help them heal. Your ambition is building up again, and you’re ready for swift movement!

8 of Wands

Saturday, June 17: 8 of Wands

Yes, the “sudden change” energy that started yesterday continues into today: you feel like a fire’s been lit under you, and you’re on the move! Lightning only strikes in the same place once, so now is the time to act. You know what needs to be done, and you’re ready to get started. Enough aimless wandering, you say! It’s time to get back to camp and get to work! Today may feel like deja vu from yesterday, as you’re basically dealing with the exact same themes. Your inner fire is lit: you’ve been warmed by a shock, now spread that warmth and create your own comfort!

5 of Pentacles

Sunday, June 18: 5 of Pentacles

Goodness, choosing and committing to your own future stability can be emotionally depleting. It sure forces you to zoom back in to where you are *right now,* which may not be the prettiest picture — it certainly looks nothing like the passion-dreams you realized for yourself over the past few days! If you need to grieve your present, by all means, drop to your knees and WAIL! Get it out there, then stand up, remember your goals, and get help. It’s waiting for you just as it always has been! You’re better equipped now with the knowledge of what materials you need to launch you forward, up from this rock-bottom sensation. Go, go, go! Get it!

King of Pentacles

Another rollercoaster week, but this time we’re dealing with more constructive themes. Our Higher Self card is the King of Pentacles, reminding us to trust that we’re more stable, more grounded than we may feel. This week may have more “downs” than it does “ups,” but these are all mysterious building blocks that are solidifying you, building you up for the great things on their way to you. By the time they arrive, you’ll hardly remember feeling like you wouldn’t make it. Slam the door on your own self-doubt! Things are far more balanced than they feel this week. Take the time you need to rest your mind when you get overwhelmed, but when you know what you need to do, do it! This will be an emotional week, so be gentle on yourself when you feel the tears coming or the anger rising. Let it pass, and try not to let it affect the people you love. You may entertain the thought that “things will never get better!!” but come on, you know that’s not true! Great healing is happening this week. You are out of Phase One, and you’re much closer to your goal than it feels!

If you’re interested in a private reading with me, please visit my Etsy shop! Feel free to use the coupon code THANKS15 for 15% off at checkout!

Deck used:

Tarot Mucha. LWB: Lunaea Weatherstone. Artwork: Giulia F. Massaglia. Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2014. © Lo Scarabeo Italy.

Week Ahead: June 5-11, 2017

Queen of Swords

This past week felt like a big old test, and I hope you came through it feeling like you “passed!” You did, with flying colours, and now you’re as prepared as can be for the week ahead: there are reoccurring themes, some coming in different ways, others feeling like exactly the same thing over again — either way, last week you heard your inner truth loud and clear, and this week you’re holding on to it, learning to use it as a force for good, and as a shield for yourself and your loved ones. Work with the ways you found to take care of yourself then to keep doing so now! Tend to the new ways of thinking about things that served you well in working through last weeks’s challenges, and look at this week as another fertile learning experience!

XIV Temperance

Monday, June 5: XIV – Temperance

This week you’re feeling more fully settled into that “place of calm” we felt slipping away a bit last week — or you can be, if we maintain the lessons we learned about maintaining balance even in stormier circumstances. You know what needs to be released and have started taking major steps towards making that truly become a trial of the past! You’re feeling cleansed at the start of the week, rejuvenated by a pleasant weekend and ready to face the week ahead. Keep those roiling conflicts in mind, because they’re not done with yet, but you have a better mindset to manage them than you ever have before!

Ace of Wands R

Tuesday, June 6: Ace of Wands reversed

Dig deep for those reserves of “Temperance!” Today you may be a feeling a bit “extinguished,” as the full weight of all the ideas and projects you’ve been dreaming up and starting may start to feel overwhelming, vertigo-style! Don’t let this minor burn-out bring you to a full stop — your idea is a good one, this is just your body sensing the intensity to come and urging you to rest a bit to ride the wave of strange energy to come surrounding the full moon! You may feel a bit like “turtling” away today, so do, knowing you’ll be back on track soon!

9 of Swords

Wednesday, June 7: 9 of Swords reversed

Today, something exposed the root of one of your anxieties, throwing light on it in such a way that instead of it causing the usual response, instead you see a way out of the dilemma. You find yourself ready to make a choice in favour of your own self-care, even if it involves undoing something you put together very carefully in the past! This is another day for pulling up the covers and “checking out” if you need to. If you feel like you don’t know what to do today in spite of the revelation about your situation as a whole, just rest on it and know that you’ve already freed yourself in a small way by taking the time to stop!

3 of Swords

Thursday, June 8: 3 of Swords

Breaking free from old patterns is never easy, and it has to be a conscious choice in order to stick — nothing is as painful as opening up old wounds, but sometimes that’s what’s necessary in order to truly heal! Let the tears flow as they will today, as you come through yesterday’s funk to more storm clouds — whether they’re literal or more of the figurative type, this is a storm that bears a difficult lesson, albeit one that will help you look creatively at your next best direction.

4 of Swords

Friday, June 9: 4 of Swords reversed

Uh oh, Friday finds you still “learning the same lessons” as yesterday — although it may feel more like falling on the same swords! Know that today you have a better grip on things than you did yesterday, and baby steps are the key to finding your way through this particular wilderness. You may wish you could just hide away from it all, but keep pushing through: the direction you choose will find you solace soon enough ❤

3 of Cups

Saturday, June 10: 3 of Cups

Waking up on Saturday, it almost feels like the past several days never happened: the clouds have dissipated, the sun is shining, it’s warm and bright and you’re surrounded by people who make you feel good. You feel emotionally released at last: gone is the self-conscious pall of the past week, replaced with joyful abandon and a sense of celebration and fun. Thank goodness! This new tone is a needed transformation, and should be properly savoured!

King of Wands

Sunday, June 11: King of Wands reversed

After yesterday’s relaxation, today you’re ready to try getting back on track! Don’t be discouraged if you can’t act on any new developments you come up with — keep track of those ideas to tend to when they can be made better use of. You may be stunned at some point today to notice that your anger response is virtually nonexistent in a situation that would have had you explode in the past: this is huge, and something to be not only proud of, but motivated by!

Knight of Swords

The Higher Self card for this week is the Knight of Swords, reminding you that come what may this week, keep your ultimate goals in mind. Nothing can stop you from getting what you want! No matter what challenges try to throw you off course, you are fueled by the thought of achieving your passion, and you’re receiving new inspiration all the time. You may not feel quite as “in control” as you’d like, but that’s just because you’ve been assigned bigger spiritual challenges as a result of the massive spiritual growth spurt you’ve had recently. You’ve got this, and remember to see any perceived setbacks as the next rounds of “tests” — you’ve aced every one so far, no need to fear another!

Maintain as calm a perspective as you can this week: the middle of the week may feel like a bit of a vortex, pulling you in like nasty quicksand! Trust that it will end as soon as it began, and that you have the strength to tend to yourself as needed, just as you’ve always done before. In fact, this week’s tougher lessons are old ones, ones which need to be thought through but which can be thought of as trivial compared to what is real and good about your life as a whole. There’s balance to be found in simply persevering this week. Take care of yourself, and know that you’re working on getting everything exactly the way you want it — you’ll be glowing again in no time!

If you’re interested in a private reading with me, please visit my Etsy shop! Feel free to use the coupon code THANKS15 for 15% off at checkout!

Deck used:

Tarot Mucha. LWB: Lunaea Weatherstone. Artwork: Giulia F. Massaglia. Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2014. © Lo Scarabeo Italy.

Week Ahead: May 29-June 4, 2017

XIV Temperance

Can anyone else believe it’s almost June?! May flew by, but this past week has been a flurry of activity, as inspiration struck and we all began thinking about what’s next and what to start doing to get to where we want to be. This week’s theme card is XIV – Temperance reversed, suggesting that we’ll have to swim hard to keep our heads above water, as something we thought we’d finished with will rear its head again and need to be addressed before we’re able to fully enjoy the place of calm we had a taste of last week, and which we’ll fully be able to feel again before this week is through! Even when it’s hard, keep giving of yourself, trying your hardest to understand where the people you interact with are coming from. In doing so, there’s a good chance they’ll return the kindness, or at the very least be inspired to pass it on somewhere else down the line. Focus on the good things to come, grasping any threads of positivity you can find, as the middle of the week will require a considerable amount of energy to stay afloat, but you can do it — the feeling this past week that you were “charging up” for something was right on, and you’re ready for whatever comes your way!

9 of Wands

Monday, May 29: 9 of Wands

Yes, you’ve come through some trying times, but as a result you’ve been able to build up some really great defenses for the future! That is to say, you have a much better sense of how to protect what is important to you, be that people, ideas, a project or business — whatever it is, it’s dear to you and it’s always on your mind. It inspires you to create miracles, and this Monday finds you thinking hard about what you can do next to really feel like everything is “in place” in that department — you know what’s holding you back from feeling truly secure here, and today will benefit from a pause to reflect and make some decisions that will allow you to take on more work in this arena when it comes, and it’s coming soon!

XVII The Star

Tuesday, May 30: XVII – The Star

That reflecting you did yesterday leads to something being illuminated today that fills you with hope, and the knowledge that the help you need is within reach. You’re filled with a divine Knowing that everything is going to be okay: remember this feeling, savour it, and think back to it as a fuelling memory when things “get darker before the dawn,” if you know what I mean! Finding light in the darkness usually comes with a bit of a stumble as our eyes adjust after being blinded momentarily with inspiration. When you’re struck with creativity today, make the most of it, and know that this is an idea that will take you far in the weeks to come!

10 of Pentacles

Wednesday, May 31: 10 of Pentacles reversed

Here comes the “stumble” referred to after being greeted by The Star! I’m feeling that today a family interaction will lead to a bit of backtracking, as something throws you off a bit. Your best bet will be to retreat peacefully and recenter on your own, surrounding yourself with things that make you happy and doing some more of the recharging that helped so much last week. This isn’t the end of the story when it comes to whoever throws you off (or the person who retreats, if it’s you doing the “throwing!”), so whatever comes up, lay low for awhile and focus on self-care. Remember that things are feeling much more stable than they have in what feels like ages, and that won’t be changed by one little flip-flop!

7 of Cups

Thursday, June 1: 7 of Cups

Today may find you feeling a bit lost in the clouds! All that’s been happening is swirling in your mind, along with all the possibilities you’ve been dreaming up, along with all that other people have been presenting you with — are you saying “make it stop?!” If you’re feeling overwhelmed, know that you still have lots of time to smooth things out in order to achieve your desired results: you don’t have to choose right now! Allow the thoughts coursing through your mind to flow as they will, noticing them, seeing them, but not letting them knock you down. Hang in there, when the time comes, you will make the right choice!

5 of Cups

Friday, June 2: 5 of Cups

Oops, did all that thinking yesterday land you focusing on what you’ve been working at letting go of? That’s okay, but remember not to dwell on it — new opportunities to move forward are doubling, and you’ll need your hands free to grasp them when they pop up. If you find yourself needing to duvet-away today, do, but again, let it be an act of self-care: decide that you’re doing it to feel better, not to wallow in your own past mistakes. Don’t keep your head covered for too long! You’re far away from the root of those old troubles, so take the time you need and get ready — tomorrow will truly feel like a New Day!

King of Pentacles

Saturday, June 3: King of Pentacles

Saturday is finally here, and when you wake up, everything will feel glistening and like it’s back where it’s supposed to be. You’re feeling back in control, ready to make new connections and start working again at actively building the future you know you want. Your ambition will take you far today, as personal power courses through you and you find yourself able to trust in your finances and what you have to keep you above ground for the forseeable future. You’ve managed to close the door on what was trying to drag you back into — well, what felt like Hell!! — earlier this week, but you did what you had to do to ground yourself, and today finds you reaping the rewards.

3 of Cups

Sunday, June 4: 3 of Cups

Yesterday’s productivity makes way for a day of relaxation, connection, and fun with people you love to be around! There’s a warm, fuzzy glow about, and you’re feeling positively celebratory! An incredible transformation occurs, one which changes your life on some level: a seed planted long ago has grown, ripened, and is ready to start a wonderful new story in the midst of an atmosphere of friendliness and unselfconsciousness. Raise your glass high today, you’ve earned this happiness and you know it, which makes it all the sweeter. The abundance you’re feeling will continue to multiply. Enjoy it, enjoy it, enjoy it!

5 of Swords

This week, our Higher Selves throw us a challenge: an old pattern that we’d been battling and thought we’d beaten returns. This is a test, and we have more time than we think to pass it, so when presented with prickliness and situations we’d rather not be in, it’s up to us to walk away. Preserve what you’ve chosen to carry forward and continue to choose to leave the rest behind! Slowly but surely, those old voices will fall back. Give that crease in your forehead a rub to remind yourself to relax, breathe, and turn to the future: the fog will part on sunny days, and things are steadily getting to a place where what’s left of your current struggle is just a distant memory ❤

This week will be rife with opportunities to examine our personal structures: where we feel we have authority, how we use our power and energy, what works for us, why, and with who. When we feel ourselves starting to lose our cool, that’s when we most need to call in the reserves of hope we remembered to savour so deeply when they were happening! Trust in the strong foundations you’ve been solidifying lately to hold through any storms this week, knowing that by the end of it you’ll be feeling warm, proud, and connected. You’re creating amazing things, so keep thinking and acting from your true heart and trust that the best is coming to you — it really is!!

Have a great week!! <3<3

If you’re interested in a private reading with me, please visit my Etsy shop! Feel free to use the coupon code THANKS15 for 15% off at checkout!

Deck used:

Tarot Mucha. LWB: Lunaea Weatherstone. Artwork: Giulia F. Massaglia. Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2014. © Lo Scarabeo Italy.

New Moon in Gemini – May 25, 2017

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Decks used: The NatureSpeak Oracle by Ted Andrews, Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, Angel Tarot Cards + Fairy Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Happy New Moon in Gemini! New Moons are all about intention-setting for the lunar month ahead, coming up with ideas for what we want to start really working on bringing into reality at the Full Moon in a few weeks’ time. I created a spread focused on using Gemini’s qualities of communication, duality, and friendliness in order to best set our intentions this month.

I chose to use The Nature-Speak Oracle and Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards, which pair beautifully with my favourite deck(s) to use for “Gemini” readings: I combine my “twin” decks, Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine’s Angel Tarot Cards and Fairy Tarot Cards, into a massive super-deck! I thought it was so cute that there was a jumper, as though the decks wanted to make sure there was equal (twin!) representation 😛

Without further ado, here are the cards for the New Moon in Gemini!

Oracle cards: Borderland | Hidden realms open + Rhiannon | Sorceress

Card 1: How to best communicate your intentions this New Moon: Queen of Cups

Card 2: How to bring together the different parts of yourself in order to solidify your New Moon intentions: 5 of Swords

Card 3: What to release for maximum self-improvement: 5 of Pentacles

Card 4: How to best maintain a friendly perspective: King of Wands + 7 of Swords

Card 5: Where to direct your intention-setting: 7 of Pentacles

This New Moon will be about intending to “see the magic” in everything you do and everything around you! Finding the fun and sparkle in life will serve you well, and will open you up to all the abundance waiting to flow into your life! Your intuition is abuzz, and the best way to communicate your intentions is by realizing the positive effect your emotionally nurturing side has on the people around you. You’re able to sense not only what you need now, but also what others do, and coming together to maximize our collective potential and resolve old wounds is a definite theme this lunar cycle. In order to bring together the different sides of yourself (namely, that nurturing one and the one that doesn’t want to touch other people’s drama with a million-foot pole) is to recognize that inner separation, listen to both sides, and choose carefully which one you want to react with. You’re working on picking up the pieces of the past, deciding which ones to release for good and which ones to keep sharpening, to keep fighting with, as reconciled and welcome aspects of your Self that you’re proud to put forth and make use of. This will be a lot easier if you release your tendency to slip into the mindset that is sure everything will go wrong, that gets stuck on what you don’t have, that focuses on losses, in turn closing off opportunities to make things better. It is so, so important to trust that things will and are getting better all the time, and to recognize the small ways in which we keep ourselves rooted to the spot when it comes to our inner dialogue. Maintaining your perspective will be a matter of being honest with yourself about what you’re passionate about, and doing everything you can to maintain that as a part of your life! This means being honest with yourself and other people about what you need to feel like you’re succeeding, and recognizing that in doing so you are an inspiration to everyone else! Help yourself by directing your intention-setting towards getting those small, boring details that constantly seem to hold you back out of the way: for me, my mind instantly goes to the mountains of laundry in every corner and passageway of my house! Getting things in order so you can focus on the work you actually want to do will play a major part in finding yourself truly able to notice that “sparkle” we were talking about earlier: this New Moon, intend to make way for magic!

There are no Major Arcana cards in this reading, indicating that this month won’t be overly eventful — perfect for meeting that intention of getting the small stuff out of the way! You have the energy you need to get things moving. Work with other people, even those you don’t really get along with, and find yourself amazed at the things you overcome that once would have stopped you in your tracks. You’re ready to persevere, committed to your course and much closer to a sense of completion than it seems. You really are doing your best, and a way to maintain your inspiration is to open yourself to connecting with other people, especially ones who “challenge” you: this month there will be many hidden opportunities for what once seemed impossible to transform into exactly what you want.

The New Moon in Gemini takes place at 4:44 ADT, at 4*47′ Gemini – look at all those 4s! This is a New Moon about securing your worth, about standing tall in your truth, and about persevering against the odds to build for the future. Things aren’t changing just yet so we all need to make the best use of what we have, letting go of anything that doesn’t fit in our ultimate picture. Maintain your personal boundaries in order to get what you need to do done, and when you need a breather, recognize that and go outside: tedious work deserves lots of little breaks, and who knows what may inspire you next?

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Decks used:

Angel Tarot Cards. Doreen Virtue and Radeigh Valentine. Artwork by Steve A. Roberts. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2012.

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. Doreen Virtue. Various artists. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2004.

Fairy Tarot Cards. Doreen Virtue and Radeigh Valentine. Artwork by Howard David Johnson. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2015.

The Nature-Speak Oracle. Ted Andrews. Jackson, TN: Dragonhawk Publishing, 2006.

Week Ahead: April 10-16, 2017

How’s everyone feeling this Monday? If the answer is some combination of a grunt and a scowl, I’m pretty sure everyone else is right there with you! We’re entering heavy retrograde season, with Saturn having just started and Mercury going retrograde today. Venus has been in retrograde for the past month or so, and is almost direct again! What all this means is that we each need to be extra careful in the ways we approach our lives, our interactions, and our relationships, because we can expect bungles and miscommunications galore! This week we’ll be thrown some more curveballs from the Universe, and it’s up to us to decide whether to connect or let them fly.

King of Wands

Theme of the Week: King of Wands

No matter what comes our way this week, we must keep in mind that this is a challenge, testing how far we’ve come in our individual quests to discover and achieve our passion. This week, as we’re tested with situations that usually cause us to blow up, we’ll also be provided with opportunities to stand strong and be unaffected! On the other hand, if you just can’t seem to slam the door shut on your old ways, know that the support you need is waiting, ready and willing to guide you back onto your path through the wilderness.

I The Magician

Jumper Card:  I – The Magician

As I was shuffling this card leaped out of the deck, reminding us to keep in mind that we overcame an issue last week, allowing us new confidence in our ability to persevere and handle things in an innovative way. This very much has to do with the “struggle” that last week became near the end of the week, and knowing that we can choose to approach that same issue (when it comes up again) in a new and seemingly magical way! Trust in your own personal power to carry you through, and know that you have everything you need to succeed at this.

2 of Cups

Monday: 2 of Cups

If you look at this card and think “mm, yes, that’s me today!” then hooray! Enjoy it, and keep doing what you’re doing! If you see those lovers all cuddled up and getting along and feel like laugh-scoffing, well, that’s probably closer to the norm. This card comes to us today to remind us to maintain perspective, especially in our personal relationships, and to strive to make sure all of our responses come from a place of love. Didn’t get the reaction to your news you were hoping for? Why do you think that is? Instead of storming out of the house to stew and vent, instead try just going upstairs to breathe for a while. Stay close by. We’re all feeling extra insecure and need to be reminded that we matter, and whose turn it is to do the reassuring is constantly changing! If you’re the one who has to do the mending today, dig deep and give yourself a big internal hug first. Affection really does heal!

6 of Cups

Tuesday: 6 of Cups

Today finds us feeling very nostalgic, reflecting on recent events and remembering the way things were before with particular fondness. It’s easy to remember the good times and forget that we’ve always had difficult moments too! When you start wishing for a time machine to take you back, whether it’s to feel like you did then or to correct a mistake that would make “now” seem easier, stop! Instead bring forward your happy child-mind, and try to see the present as something good and malleable, like play-dough. Give it a few pinches and twists and see if you like it better! And, as always, keep in mind just how very far you’ve come. Things may not be exactly how you pictured back then, but aren’t there parts that match up with or even exceed what you once hoped to have?

10 of Pentacles

Wednesday: 10 of Pentacles reversed
If you’re still feeling tender and closed-off after yesterday, that’s okay. You’re getting to a place where you can truly feel proud of all that you’ve worked so hard for, even if others haven’t started recognizing you for it yet! Today self-care is a big theme: if you can, take time alone to ground yourself by doing things you like to do in a place where you feel safe and secure. It’s up to you whether to invite other people to your you-party! You may start to feel frustrated that something hasn’t been resolved even though it’s been in the works forever – patience is key now. Find comfort where you can and know that you’re doing a good job! Hang in there and keep on keepin’ on ❤

4 of Swords

Thursday: 4 of Swords

…”Hang in there and keep on keepin’ on!” This point in the week may find you utterly exhausted: that’s your cue to rest. You’ve been through so much lately, sometimes all that can be done is to come to a full stop, choose to let things be for now, and sleeeeep. If you can’t actually afford a nap, focus on quieting your mind when more painful reflections take centre stage mentally – consciously choose not to do “that” to yourself today, and breathe yourself through letting that stressor melt away with the rest of the winter snow (keep hoping!).

8 of Wands

Friday: 8 of Wands

A sudden change blazes through today, causing an upsurge for – well, everything! We start to change the way we’re looking at things, noticing new opportunities and also recognizing factors that had been holding us back that we’d been trying to ignore. We’re feeling reinvigorated and ready to follow this new current, although it’s still unclear which direction it’s taking us! Whatever news or new information zips into your life, be sure to consider the direction acting on it will take you, because timing is everything now. Remember to think things through and control your impulses for the good of everyone involved!

Ace of Swords

Saturday: Ace of Swords reversed

It’s so hard when we get all energized and then find that we actually can’t act on our new ideas just yet. Today we may feel a bit stuck, as we have a clear vision of where we want to be, we just haven’t figured out the best way to get there yet! This is why we need to take the time to plan our next best action – jumping the gun will only find us further behind than ever. For now we need to maintain and polish our vision, trusting the clouds to part exactly when they need to in order for us to charge and really get things moving, better and more quickly than they could have if we’d forced it before everything was actually ready to fall into place!

King of Pentacles

Sunday: King of Pentacles

Sunday finds us remembering all that we have, holding up what’s good to the sunlight and admiring it for how rich it makes us feel. We learned some important lessons this week, most importantly the value to be found in a strong sense of self and the foundation that provides for any challenges that come our way. This week found us faced with just about every type of obstacle, and as always, we made it through! Trust in your strength and what you’ve built for yourself, and feel proud for standing tall and allowing the lessons you’ve been trying to learn to solidify. You are growing, and it is paying off!

1 of Pentacles

What to look forward to: Ace of Pentacles

Above all, know that this week represents the work of “planting the seed.” Last week we were all making new starts left, right, and centre, making way for this week’s implementing it, even if that was done in “unseen” ways. This week is all about working our way out of the hedge-maze, and recognizing that that’s exactly what we’re doing when we seem to come across more than our share of dead ends, twists, and turns! When looking forward doesn’t inspire, look up, and let yourself be warmed by the sunny promise of all the good things to come once we reevaluate our personal puzzles and dedicate ourselves to solving them. The real clouds are behind us for now, so shine your brightest and know that you’re growing!

This week, remember that you do have the skills you need to succeed. You are poised to come into your own, especially from a career/work vantage point, so do your best to stay standing in the face of any obstacles that come up! But also be kind to yourself and others, and know when to “tap out” if you feel yourself losing control. Rest, reflect, repeat! If teamwork feels like a challenge, do what you can on your end and wait patiently – even contentedly – for the rest to follow. You’ll become more aware than ever of decisions that need to be made, although now is not necessarily the time to act on them: remember, seeds are being planted. Hang tight and cultivate your vision for the future! You may feel like the “odd one out” at times, but that’s just because what you’re doing is starting to work so well for you that others kind of can’t believe it and have yet to get onboard. We’re in the new, new, new stages of something amazing, give it the time and space to grow!

Deck used:

Tarot Mucha. LWB: Lunaea Weatherstone. Artwork: Giulia F. Massaglia. Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2014. © Lo Scarabeo Italy.

 

 

Week Ahead: April 3-9, 2017

IV The Emperor

Tarot Mucha’s IV – The Emperor

Can everybody feel that something BIG is happening? It’s like April started and we all got inspired to make the changes we’ve been thinking about all winter as we hunkered down and waited for the sun, the warmth, and the fresh new energy that comes with Spring. The theme of the week is IV – THE EMPEROR reversed, indicating that we are getting back in touch with our “inner” selves, reimagining what works for us, and taking down the structures that we know no longer serve. We’re allowing ourselves to feel again, and embracing the creativity and newfound compassion that come with unburdening ourselves from impossible expectations and desperate situations!

Page of Pentacles

Monday: Page of Pentacles

Yes indeed, we’re making new starts all over the place! This week we’re focusing on getting back on track, be it in the realm of finance and material wealth, or even of healthy, wellness, and the body. Whatever we have started, we can know that we are well-prepared and serious about what we are doing! All we really need to fuel us now is our own ambition, and faith that we have what it takes to reach our goals.

0 The Fool

Tuesday: 0 – THE FOOL

Step lightly today! Lower your expectations – making a new start is not easy, although early in the game it can feel that way. Baby steps still get you on your way, and if things have started to feel like they’re lagging, remember that real change takes time and fresh thinking! You are being supported in this new journey, and know that the Universe is there to catch you if you stumble ❤

VIII Strength

Wednesday: VIII – STRENGTH

Today progress will be made in overcoming your more “basic” instincts: where once you would have turned-tail and run from a problem, today you feel like facing it head-on, thus learning a new way of handling things. The greatest breakthroughs come in striving to understand another’s perspective on the matter. When people make positive changes, others around them can sometimes feel threatened or judged when they don’t do the same: remember that we are all on different paths, no matter how closely they seem to align, and we are stronger when we find creative ways to see through each other’s eyes.

I The Magician

Thursday: I – THE MAGICIAN reversed

If yesterday felt bumpy, today throws us a huge curveball, one that finds us questioning our ability to do what we’ve set out to. We may feel we don’t have the resources we need, or that we’re not receiving the support we wish we had — today our challenge is to apply what we learned on Tuesday, maintaining that spring in our step and remembering that this is a process where we are learning just how truly skilled we are, and just how much we can do if we hang in there and fully trust in our personal strength! We always have everything we need, and the best support we can give ourselves comes from within. External recognition will come, for now keep your head up and know that you CAN do it!

Knight of Wands

Friday: Knight of Wands

After a slump yesterday, you may be feeling…well, mad! Remember, remember, remember that real change takes time, so don’t let your frustration bubble up into impulsive, reckless behaviour. Stay grounded and, if you feel like you messed up yesterday, do not take it out on yourself or others! If you can, channel your fire into something productive (even better if it contributes to the new goal you’re working towards)! You could turn back now, but you’ve already come so far! It will get harder before it gets easy, and it’s up to you not to explode. No pressure? ;D

XV The Devil

Saturday: XV – THE DEVIL

Yep, today “harder before it gets easier” will be ringing in your ears. How did you handle yesterday’s challenges? Well, today they really do explode, and you may feel like your efforts have gone up in flames. Nope! This is a test from the Universe, testing your mettle and trying to coax you back with the sweet song of your old patterns, the ones that you know aren’t working for you but still look easier and more comfortable than the more stoic, far less fun road to effecting true change in your life. It’s your choice how you respond to this test, and here, you are accountable to no-one but yourself! Truly, only you can hold yourself captive. You are the master of your own life!

X The Wheel of Fortune

Sunday: X – THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE reversed

Well, today may have you feeling like things haven’t changed at all. This was a difficult week filled with big lessons, one of which is that we can’t control the speed – or the circumstances! – by which change happens. Take some time today to turn inward and reflect on how far you’ve come, and do your best to put out of your mind how far you still have to go. You’ve overcome so much this week, even if you may have made some decisions that you’re less than proud of. You’re learning, you’re growing, and things are changing, slowly but surely!

II The High Priestess

Focus for the Week: II – THE HIGH PRIESTESS

I love this card because for me, it’s reassurance that my “spirit guides” are present and ready to help. When challenges arise this week, remember to listen to that quietest inner voice: it’s working with you and providing all the answers you need to push through whatever obstacles throw themselves in your path! “Ego” messages will be everywhere this week, trying to pull you off-course and back into the patterns that you’ve decided no longer work for you and what you want for your life. Trust that you are in the perfect moment between your past and your present, and that you know what you need to do! When the going gets tough, listen: the answers you need will be provided, in one way or another! Synchronicity is real, and it’s the Universe’s way of telling you you’re on the right track. Look into repeating numbers, find meaning in song lyrics, watch for signs in nature: the Universe is cheering you on and wants you to succeed, no matter how long it takes!

Yes, this week we’re looking at the structures in our lives in a BIG way, coming up with creative new ideas for doing things differently, in ways that feel more aligned with our true selves. Focus on what you want to create for yourself and your life. Nothing about this week will be small-scale, and you’ll be dealing with some big opinions and personalities — including your own! Hold true to your beliefs and stand strong in your decisions, even when perseverance feels like the hardest thing. Take extra-good care of yourself as this week hurls itself at you – it’s going to be a challenge, and it’s one that you’re more ready than ever to take on!!

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Deck used:

Tarot Mucha. LWB: Lunaea Weatherstone. Artwork: Giulia F. Massaglia. Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2014. © Lo Scarabeo Italy.

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