two of pentacles

~Balance~Stability~Going with the Flow of things~Enjoying what we have in our lives~Recreation~Budgeting~Smooth Sailing~

You could be entering a period of smooth sailing this week. The theme of this card is achieving or seeking balance and stability. Emotional/Physical/Financial balance and stability. Balancing work and play creates balance and stability in our working and home life. Balance in our finances creates balance and stability in our physical lives as well as our emotional lives. How often does worrying over finances cause stress and instability in not only our physical lives, but, also in our emotional lives? It is also about change.  Not only how to stay afloat during times of change, but also, how to enjoy ourselves while doing it.

When we draw this card, we may find that we are faced with a change of some kind. But instead of throwing us off balance… we find that if we just go with the flow instead of fighting the current; we can not only ride out the storm with little to no damage, but, we might even find the change refreshing and rejuvenating! To many of us, change can be scary. Making us feel overly emotional and out of control. Don’t fight it. Change can be just what we need when things get a little too predictable, tiresome or stale. Rather than reacting with a knee jerk reaction such as fear, instead, try to calm down and just go with the flow. Stop fighting the current. You will find life much easier to take and you just may surprise yourself. You may find how enjoyable riding the current can be rather than battling against it. Would you rather float down a lazy river on a hot summer day or wear yourself out trying to swim against the current? Life’s that way too. Really, really.

 This week you may be feeling a financial pinch and may need to create or stick to a budget. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy yourself or that you need to close the purse strings completely. This just means that you need to feel gratitude for what you have and in the process, perhaps find new ways to use the resources you already have at hand. It can mean creating and sticking to a budget. Spending less while enjoying yourself more. Try your hand at crafts or DIY projects rather than purchasing something ready made. Learn the fun art of re-purposing things you already have on hand. Go to Pintrest or like websites to create something new and beautiful out of things that were just laying around taking up space. Make some gifts by hand or draw/paint some handmade greeting cards. Fun and practical! Or perhaps instead of buying tickets to a movie and/or going out to dinner, you might dust off that old racket you had in school and head to the tennis court and volley a few sets. Grab the bike out of the back of the garage and take a ride. Put on your walking shoes and take a stroll around the neighborhood after dinner. Do something physical to get your body moving AND enjoy yourself for little to no cost! This is how we not only survive the ebbs and flows in our lives, but learn to actually enjoy them while creating a state of balance and stability. Go with the flow and you will find your life to be smooth sailing. Even when things get hard, use the resources, people and tools you already have in your own being and at your disposal to manage. You’ve got this!

Illustration by Ciro Marchetti, from The Gilded Tarot, by Barbara Moore, C. 2004, Published by Llewellyn Publications, a division of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd., 2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125-2989.

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Since Crystals are another love of mine, I would like to stray from my usual Tarot Reading to share their love, energy and vibrations with you. I hope their messages will give you strength and wisdom to help you along your journey this week.

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Pick one of the Cards in the picture below for your Oracle Reading of the week.

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prehnite

~Profound spiritual love    ~Protection               ~Prophetic vision

You are about to gain a profound spiritual insight in the form of a prophetic vision which appears to you in your dreams or at a time in which you least expect it. Through this you realize that, at the heart of all matter, only love exists and that our perceptions of good and evil are simply a human illusion. A deep inner knowing will swell from within you and you will realize that all is literally bathed in love; nothing can harm you or have a negative effect of you, apart from your own fears.

Through this experience you will have no doubt that a higher force does exist, and that through this higher force, all is possible. As you begin to trust in the universal power of love to guide you, your life will take on greater meaning and purpose.

carnelian                ~Healing              ~Creativity               ~Energy                      ~Calmness                ~Grounding              ~Stability                   This wonderful crystal offers you protection and healing. It will help dissolve the sadness you have recently experienced as well as calm your thoughts and ease any anxiety. Carnelian will also help you to express your emotions and stimulate your creativity.

You are encouraged to take up a creative pursuit or hobby at this time. Start to express yourself in whatever way you choose – without judgment. Working with color will be especially helpful at the moment, for color can also help to stabilize and heal your emotions.

Over the coming days, you will begin to feel a renewed sense of peace, joy and wonderment for life. Give thanks for the wondrous blessing you are receiving.

charoite

~Acceptance           ~Generosity             ~Clarity                       ~Inner vision

Charoite is a highly spiritual crystal that helps awaken higher wisdom. You are being asked to accept the current events and bring your focus within. All will become clear through meditation. This is a time for reflection and contemplation, a time to allow your inner wisdom to guide you. You will realize that there is nothing you need to change and that all is as it should be. Trust! Even though the current flow of events is confusing, there is a divine order to the madness. It is only through love and acceptance that the divine order can be seen.

You will be touched by someone’s generosity in the next few days.

Crystal Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno, c.2004. Published by Blue Angel Publishing. Victoria, Australia 3150

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Initiation

Initiation is most often called THE TOWER in more traditional Tarot decks. When we think of initiations, we often think of having to walk through fire or some type of unpleasantness before we are presented with the reward. This card means just that. It indicates a sudden, unexpected and oftentimes, initially unwelcome event change or happening. But, it can also be a moment of sudden inspiration or enlightenment. An “ah-ha” moment where everything suddenly becomes clear after a time of confusion or searching.

This card indicates things that come or happen ‘out of the blue’. “Didn’t see that coming”. “you could have knocked me over with a feather!” Or, “Oh, now I get it!” Sometimes the things that come with this card can be the catalyst for change that you needed but weren’t willing to do on your own so the universe did it for you. This is some sudden major and unexpected change, event, ending or seeming accident. It rocks your world and puts an end to something that you should have put an end to yourself, but you just felt you couldn’t for one reason or another. Your partner of 5 years suddenly ends your relationship when they admit they have been seeing someone else for 4 of those five years, leaving you open to meet your soulmate who has lived just 5 blocks from your house. Your car that has become a money pit is stolen and found totaled, but your insurance more than covers the cost so you can pay off the old one with money left over to buy a more reliable model. You are suddenly and unexpectedly let go from the job you hated but felt you had to take due to low finances, but now you are free to accept that job you really wanted that has become available but wasn’t at the time you needed work.These initially seem like disasters. But in reality, these catastrophic sudden happenings are blessings in disguise. Why? Because they put an end to whatever isn’t serving you anymore and make an opening in your life for what IS best for you when you can’t do it for yourself. 

Now, on the more positive note of this card! Sometimes surprises are good! You have run out of money and relief is nowhere in sight, then ‘out of the blue’… Wa-La!!! A penny from heaven just falls into your hand. You find a crumpled up $50 in the pocket of the jeans you just washed or you get an inheritance from a long lost relative you’ve never even met. You’ve been searching for love and it walks right in your door when you weren’t expecting it and had given up. You were looking for answers and they fell right into your lap! This is also the energy of this card. So even when all seems bleak and like there aren’t any answers or way out of a bad situation and life is against you,… don’t despair. Every cloud has a silver lining and your path forward is about to or has just been revealed. Good things are coming your way after a period of darkness and running into dead ends. Everything has a reason… even if you can’t or couldn’t see it just yet!

Illustrations by Paul Mason, book on this deck written by Anna Franklin from the Sacred Circle tarot, c.1998. Published by Llewellyn Worldwide, St. Paul MN 55164-0283 USA.

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2 of Wands

Achievement of plans, goals, and in business in the past. Planning the next step in achieving goals. Decisions need to be made to implement new ideas. Waiting for signs of success from decisions and actions taken towards a goal or plan. Can mean boredom with success already achieved.  Uncertainty of next step to take after achieving initial success towards ones plans. Help arrives towards making your plans or goals a reality. Partnerships forming in matters concerning your career and/or goals.

 It may appear to others that ‘you have the whole world in your hands.’ That you have had many successes and accomplishments in life and that you couldn’t possibly ask for more. You know this should be true and you are grateful for all you have, but in reality, you are feeling a sense of lackluster and possibly even boredom as you wonder if that’s all there is left for you. There must be something else to look forward to. Something yet to create. Some other mountain to climb or goal to accomplish to keep your life interesting and fulfilling, no matter what stage of life you find yourself in. 

This card, this week, is a good omen that there indeed is something more ‘out there’ for you. The spark that ignited  in you as you suspended action and waited for inspiration last week has paid off. After last week, where you ‘hung around’ waiting for enlightenment.  You may have ‘seen the light’, come up with a plan, or ignited a spark in you that has brought you out of your state of voluntary suspension. You may have discovered a new idea, plan or goal that has given you renewed passion for life and a new soul purpose.

Now that you have an idea, a plan, a mission, a project and the passion to do something about it… the 2 of Wands is telling you it’s time to take that idea and get to work on making it a reality. Push on by making decisions and taking action. Even if you don’t know exactly how to go about it just yet, just do something. Take a step. Create some action! You may have to step outside your comfort zone. Out and beyond what you’re comfortable or familiar with in order to make things happen. But rest assured. There is no right or wrong choice here. Just the desire and the call for action and forward movement. Even if you are feeling uncertain what to do next, do something. Make a decision that will move you one step closer to your goal. Also, take comfort in the knowledge that this is a ‘2’ card… a card of help arriving along the way and of partnership. Even if it’s not your usual way to ask for or accept help, swallow your pride and just say “Yes.” It’s part of the bigger plan for you from the universe and will get you where you want to go that much faster. Make a decision. Take action. Move forward. Make it happen!!!

Illustration from the Connolly Tarot Deck by Peter Paul Connolly. Created by Eileen Connolly c.1990. Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 179 Ludlow Street, Stamford, CT 06902 USA.

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The Hanged Man

This weeks Tarot Blog Post card is The Hanged Man. It looks rather dreary and depressing at first glance. But on closer inspection, you’ll notice that the dark clouds and stormy skies are in the background. That there is now light piercing the darkness as if it is dispersing those dark clouds and stormy conditions that have been dogging you in the past. The Hanged Man is literally hanging around, waiting for things to get better. He or she has chosen to suspend all activities and stop struggling against the darkness. To just hang out in a state of suspended motion and wait for the storms in their life to pass. The Hanged Man has chosen to stay put and wait for enlightenment, a fresh perspective, new idea or state of being to shed some light on the problems and concerns they have been going through. Struggling against the darkness or storms surrounding them hasn’t helped, so now it’s time to take another approach. To just wait it out or await further instructions from the universe or source. It may seem like nothing is happening during this time of suspended motion and waiting, but on closer inspection, you will see that life, change and new growth is happening all around them even though they can’t see it. There is fresh green growth occurring all over the very post they are hanging on. Notice too that their leggings are Red, the color of Passion and their shirt is blue… the color of the intellect but also of spirit. They are waiting until their passion for life, and their intellect and spirit can merge into one creative life force. Also notice that the rope on their ankle is so loosely holding them that they can climb down whenever they feel ready. Also take notice of the halo of light encircling their head. This signifies that enlightenment has occurred and it is now safe to come back down to earth and get back to living life again. This card is telling you, if things have seemed dark, obscured and cloudy lately and struggling to break free has amounted to nothing; it may be time to take a break, surrender, suspend movement and struggling until you can ‘see the light’. Although it may appear nothing is happening and the conditions you find yourself in may be uncomfortable, they are clearing the way for the future growth you have hoped and prayed for. Everything in it’s proper season and time. All good things come to those who wait. So hang in there. Have faith that in time, when the stage of your life is properly set; the clouds will part… light will replace the darkness, a safe path will cleared and lit for you, and you will be shown The Way.

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Illustration from the Tarot Illuminati deck by Erik C. Dunne c. 2013 Copyright  Lo Scarabeo Publishers. Lo Scarabeo Via Cigna 110 – 10155 Torino, Italy  

Ready, Set, Go!

“Now is the perfect moment to dive in and embrace your heart’s desire”                             

Even though you might not feel entirely ready, this card says that there’s no better time than the present to dive into your future. You’re advised to take both big and small steps to move in the direction of your dreams.                         

Push aside everything unrelated to your life’s mission. Adjust your schedule so that the bulk of your time relates to your priorities and goals. Delegate tasks to other people, or hire someone to assist you. Your responsibilities will still be met, you’ll be happier, you’ll enjoy greater self-esteem, and you’ll attract more abundance in the long run – if you jump in and follow your heart.                        

Illustration by Mishell Swartwout from the Magical Mermaids and Dolphins Oracle Deck by Doreen Virtue c. 2003. Published & distributed in the United States by Hay House, Inc.

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KALI

Meanings of this card are: Your current changes are for the best ~ Keep your thoughts positive, as they’re very powerful ~ What appears to be a loss is really the beginnings of a happy new phase ~ Let the past go ~ It’s time to move  on.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

“Do not fear what appears to be a change or a loss. It’s only the transitioning orbit of energy interplaying with you and your loved ones. Embrace it as evidence that you’re alive! Embrace your deepest emotions as a signal of your true human essence!”                                                                                                                                                                                                    

About Kali: (pronounced KAL~ee): This ultra-powerful Hindu goddess is feared by those who don’t understand the natural cycles of birth, death, and rebirth. Kali is the embodiment of Mother Nature, who cleanses away the old with natural storms and fires to make the ground fertile for new crops and life. Kali is the ultimate get-things-done goddess, and she’s a powerful ally to those who call upon her. Like a wise stage mother, she’ll push you beyond your comfort zone to reach the heights of your potential.

Illustration by Lisa Iris from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Deck by Doreen Virtue c. 2004. Published & distributed in the United States by Hay House, Inc.

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Pick one of the Cards in the picture below for your Oracle Reading of the week.

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gold with quartz ~Physically grounding             ~Abstract ideas and inspirations 

Several wonderful ideas and inspirations are filtering through into your physical reality. These ideas and inspirations, which stem from your soul, will help you manifest many of the things your heart has, for so long, desired.
Over the coming days your intuition will be strong and you will have a greater sense of the universal spirit that flows through all things. Through this, a newfound sense of joy and wonder emerges – one which transforms your life. Give thanks for this blessing and allow it to inspire and illuminate your heart and mind. Your ideas and inspirations are divinely guided, so trust them!

crocoite                 ~Change               ~Creativity           ~Sexuality                                        A new phase in your life is just around the corner. Creative possibilities surface from a chance encounter with someone new. This encounter stimulates inspiration, passion and a greater optimism for life. Your sexual energy is also on the rise and this draws new people and circumstances into your life that you will find exciting and stimulating. Wonderful changes are in store for you, yet you are also being warned to be cautious. Appearances can often be deceiving, so look for inner beauty and truth before you allow yourself to be swept off your feet.  

smokey quartz

~Emotional blockage ~ Negative thoughts ~ Release                         ~Grounding                   ~Protection

This beautiful Smoky Quartz crystal has appeared in your reading today to help you to release and express the many emotions that you have kept suppressed for quite some time. There is an emotional cause to all the physical symptoms, so know that by acknowledging and expressing how you feel, you allow healing to occur. Do not be afraid to cry, for your tears will wash away your sadness and restore your emotional, mental and physical well-being. There is a jewel to be found in every teardrop! Trust! This card signifies that healing is occurring right now!

Crystal Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno, c.2004. Published by Blue Angel Publishing. Victoria, Australia 3150

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FAITH IN THE PROCESS

Faith in the process:
No matter how powerful we are, how much courage and strength we have, there are times when we can’t quite move ourselves along to the next phase of life or creative exploration. At such times we need some divine intervention-a little help in pulling our trolley along, so to speak. When we are at the edge of our own limits and have no more personal resources, we might be left with only one spiritual power, that of faith. Fortunately that is enough.

As unlikely as it may seem, the invisible help from the universe is often more powerful than the physical efforts of a thousand men. That is because the invisible help is not limited by physical laws. It can shift, bend and move in ways that the defy limitation. It can effect, evoke and influence situations through invisible, but undeniably persuasive means.

You’re in a situation where you cannot ‘set right’ the course of events all by yourself. This is not an indication that you have done something wrong, nor does this suggest that you are not strong enough. It is a sign that there is something bigger unfolding in your life and your willpower will be supplemented by the power of life itself. Sometimes a bigger plan needs to manifest for the benefit of humanity and the earth. You need to shift your perspective to realize that you are part of the greater unfoldment of life, that your individual life serves the greater plan and that you were not separate from its genius. This is what is happening now. You happen to be instrumental to the greater plan and as such, you need to accept your position and be moved, while also being empowered and protected as you make personal progress through your role in that grander scheme.

This is a time for humility and trust. You need complete faith in the processes and events that are happening. There is nothing to worry about, you will be moved most fully and easily, and with the most grace and assistance, through your faithful surrender. Ironically , It is through complete surrender, and total faith, that we become the most empowered. When we no longer are trying to impede the perfection of the greater plan, we can be aligned with and moved by the process. Having faith in the benevolence of life- rather than harboring the suspicion that life is seeking to catch us out. Have a joke at our expense or carelessly toss us about as though we mean nothing- then we can relax a little. Having faith in the process gives you space to be curious about what is taking place and to relax enough to be open to what we are most in need of, even if we aren’t exactly sure what that is or how it can happen. The guidance from this Oracle comes direct from the greater source of life itself. There is now an opportunity for you to be moved from the situation you are currently in, to the next chapter in your life story. You can’t do it on your own. It is too big of a shift. It needs the grace of life to intervene on your behalf.

You will need faith though. You may feel as though the wheels of your trolley are coming off or that they are a bit rickety, but you must also understand that the voice of life is now coming straight to your heart with this message:

“I have resources you know not of. It is safe to trust in my ways and in my wisdom, for I love you and I am guiding you into all that is rightfully yours. Know that what is rightfully yours is what your heart truly desires and you need not fear loss. Nothing that is meant to come to you will be denied and it is safe for you to let go and allow me to move you.”

Through Faith, peace is restored and you are able to know this, and perhaps have some fun in the process.

The Healing Process

Say aloud: “I now ask that all disappointing experiences of the past that have led me to believe that life is not trustworthy or that faith is a silly or immature way to deal with life, be released from my mind, body and heart . I ask for help to accept that I can and will attract all that is needed into my life, at the perfect time and in the perfect way. I asked to be empowered to absolutely receive all that can assist me with gratitude and without shame or guilt. In doing so, I dedicate myself to be a clear, loving, open channel for the flow of life. I know the benefit in doing so is not limited to me, but will flow so that life can benefit others through me. I trust in this now, through unconditional love, so be it.”

You have completed your healing process. If needed, repeat the above prayer each day to help you boost your confidence that everything can and will sort itself out, whether you feel in control or not. In fact, it can do so more easily when you don’t feel in control.

Illustrations by Autumn Skye Morrison for the Sacred Rebels Oracle Deck by Alana Fairchild c. 2014. Published by Blue Angel Publishing, 80 Glen Tower Drive, Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia 3150.

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  • Psychic awakening
  • Dreams & things that happen in the shadows, at night or in the dark
  • Intuition & the Imagination
  • Deep revelation of feminine mysteries
  • Withdrawal,
  • Facing fears
  • Serenity & Tranquility

THE MOON is the card of the Psychic, the Gypsy, the Fortune-teller. It is the card of the mysterious Goddess of the night. The animus and primal in us, the beast or baser instincts within us all. It is also the card of the powerful feminine energy. The cycles in us and the Earth. Mother Nature’s cycles, menstrual cycles, gestational cycles, seasonal cycles, the cycles of the MOON herself, the tide cycles, as well as rites of passage cycles such as aging… the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone.  THE MOON is the sacred feminine. THE MOON is the mysterious female. THE MOON is woman.  On the next full Moon, look at her with your eyes and heart wide open. See her. Really see HER in all her beauty! Her face is full, her lips lush and sensual, her cheeks high and proud and strong. When you aren’t afraid to truly look at her, you can see THE MOON is NOT ‘The Man in the Moon’ at all; but your sacred feminine whom illuminates what lies in the darkest corners of our souls, asking us to see it, recognize it and accept it, and not be afraid!!! She is soft, she is nurturing, she is tranquil, serene and as soothing as a lullaby.

THE MOON is all about delving into the unconscious. Digging into our shadow sides and our issues that we have buried deep from the light of our consciousness. This card deals with things that happen at night, in the shadows or in the dark. It shows our loco, primal or crazy side. With THE MOON, we are faced with the scary things we only bring into conscious awareness when the lights are out. Our fears, our demons, our monsters under the bed.  These things crawl out of the abyss of our subconscious and into our awareness as a feeling in the pit of our stomach and won’t let us sleep. If sleep does come, our dreams pick up where our consciousness left off and this is where nightmares are made. But it also has that soulful side of our shadow that I mentioned before. Where we can bring out the ‘real us’ that we don’t let others see for fear they would think us odd, uncivilized or plain loco. It is the side of us that some might consider illogical, irrational, spooky or even downright evil. Not because it is truly evil, but because it isn’t readily acceptable in the light of day or in Western culture. It is our intuition, our gut feelings, our dreams and how we ‘just know’ things without knowing why. These abilities are mysterious to most and often times feared. At times, they even scare ourselves because we feel they come from some other worldly source that we shouldn’t be communicating with. A source unseen that causes fear and a sense of uneasiness in the majority of us. But she is also responsible for our soft, nurturing even, ‘Motherly’ side. Think of an image of a sleeping baby with it’s Mother gazing lovingly down on her sweet babe. The babe knows it is safe and protected with it’s Mother close by. This is also the nature of The Moon. She is both Light and Dark. She can light our way on the darkest of nights and give us safe passage over rough terrain. She is strong and ferocious, yet she is soft and kind. She is the feminine, she is woman in all her phases and wearing all her faces.

    Illustrationss for The Good Tarot by Jena DellaGrottaglia. Authored by Colette Barron-Reid c.2017. Published by Hay House, Inc.

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