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Week Ahead – Monday December 11th through Sunday December 17th

  • Posted on December 10, 2017 at 7:30 am
 
Happy Sunday everyone! We’re really getting some serious winter weather over here. Bundle up and stay warm! Today we have some Mercury/Uranus energy affecting us so some of you may find yourselves overthinking, and some may have a whirlwind of ideas floating around your head. Write those ideas down while you can though because spacey Neptune will be joining these two and can make those sharp ideas dissolve rather quickly. Let’s see what this week has in store for us now.
 
Monday starts off with an early morning Void of Course Moon that quickly shifts into balancing Libra before mid-morning. The Moon in Libra creates this feeling of harmony and calm. We find we more easily connect with people, compromise is more likely and conflict less so. It’s a time when we find it easier to understand and relate to others. We tend to be polite and diplomatic, and would rather avoid arguments. Creating order is also the focus, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment. We tend to solve problems through diplomacy, and we are more able to put aside our own emotions in order to achieve the peace we crave. The tendency now is to avoid direct confrontations. Decisions do not come easily. Seeing both sides of any given situation is the main reason for hesitation. Fear of losing others’ approval is another.
 
Tuesday marks the halfway point of Mercury’s retrograde cycle that began on December 2nd. This means its time to start thinking about future projects and working on those. Just make sure you leave room for any changes or tweaks later on. We also have a conjunction between the Sun and Mercury, where we feel more compelled to communicate; letters, memos, phone calls, texts…messages of all kinds have a stronger impact under this aspect than usual. We may find that we acquire and distribute information quite accurately. Some may choose to take some short trips now to keep themselves, and their minds, busy. However, because of the varied interests we have right now, we may find it hard to rest or find the time to do it
 
Wednesday brings an afternoon Void of Course Moon that quickly shifts into brooding Scorpio, where emotional charge and sensitivity increases. It’s a time where we need to be careful not to get swept away by irritability, mood-swings, hysteria, big and small excitements, and a sudden desire to quickly change everything. People tend to become more conscious of self and others and see everything in dark tones with the Moon in Scorpio. It can be a time for healing as we destroy the roots of a disturbance in our life. We crave deeper conversation, and we want to get to the root of issues. Learning what makes people tick is something we can be really drawn to. But be careful that you don’t start pushing buttons or try to force others to confront their own demons. One thing to avoid though is manipulative tactics, brooding, and suspiciousness. We tend to be more drawn towards the darker side of ourselves too under this sign. Done wisely, we can get to the source of issues and create the seeds of new transformation to happen.
 
Thursday brings us a trine between love planet Venus and the North Lunar Node. Under this transit, our charm, beauty and social graces are more refined and can work to further our career and ambitions by winning the favour of important and influential people. This trine grants us adaptability and adaptation, obligingness, a pleasant and engaging personality. It can focus on the stage of entering into a love-union, the preference for associating oneself with artistic friends, and brings an overall affectionate and warm-hearted vibe our way.
 
Friday is a good day for talking about any relationship needs due to a conjunction between Mercury and Venus. This is a transit that is marked by receptive awareness, positive social connections, and diplomatic communication. That means having to negotiate any contracts, agreements, or mutual plans will go a lot more smoothly because all parties are focused on mutual balance to achieve an outcome that benefits all. We also have a bit of a challenging square between the Sun and Chiron. When these two planets come together in a challenging position we tend to find our patience and confidence feels a bit strained as we feel a need to break free of chronic constraints. Motivation and self-esteem can drop as well today.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday brings a highly social vibe for the weekend, making it a great time for parties. The Moon will move into Sagittarius in the wee hours of the morning, bringing some peace and stability. The Moon is at her most optimistic and upbeat in Sagittarius. We are motivated by a need to seek the truth, and we are ready to pursue a new vision. We are not interested in details just now. Instead, we focus on the big picture. New experiences and adventures satisfy a deep emotional need. Spontaneity is the key. We may also be inclined toward overdoing and overstating. We don’t want to plan ahead, and prefer to “wing it”. With this is a trine between the Sun and Uranus, which tends to make us feel more open to being spontaneous and just going with the flow with no real plan. And this can be liberating for many.
 
Sunday brings us a trine between Mercury and the North Lunar Node. This aspect brings us a fresher awareness as well as a better ability to communicate that awareness. It is a beneficial resource which can help us to take a few more steps closer towards our life purpose. Just bear in mind that we also need to take action too. We will need to, at some juncture, take into account what we have observed and do something with this.
 
 
 

Week Ahead – Monday December 4th through Sunday December 10th

  • Posted on December 3, 2017 at 7:30 am

 

Happy Sunday everyone! Looks like we’ve had a wintry start to December for many and fold are already talking about a white Christmas. We shall see what lady Winter brings us I guess! Today we are under the influence of a Gemini Full Moon and the Sagittarius Sun, and the air and fire elements are particularly strong right now, bringing a passion to our ideas. This is also a great combo for those early holiday parties. We do have a challenge coming from Neptune for this Full Moon, an energy that stimulates us to open up our creative imagination to a higher and newer vision. However, this energy can also get us lost in unrealistic fantasy thinking. So make sure you take some extra time to research any big ideas, investments or romances before jumping straight in. Now, let’s have a look at what this first week of December has in store for us!

Monday evening brings us a brief Void of Course Moon before we feel the restlessness of the Gemini Moon giving way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet as the Moon moves into Cancer. Under Cancer’s influence, people become more sensitive and go deeper into their inner world, which takes on more importance at this time than the outer world. A feeling of belonging and safety is what motivates us under this influence. The Moon feels right at home in the sign of Cancer, as it rules the sign. This Moon position has much healing potential. Quite often, when the Moon is in Cancer, we all become homebodies. We want to retreat to the place we feel most at home. This can bring out a sense of “homesickness” if we’re far from home, or estranged from others. It may be a time, then of reaching out to those that know us best.

Tuesday sees the Wounded Healer, Chiron turning direct after its long retrograde cycle. Chiron’s influence will be subtle now, as we start to externalise our vulnerability, but this isn’t about complaining and playing the victim; it’s a way of sharing feelings that encourages closeness and compassion without descending into self-pity. While on a spiritual level suffering may seem like a noble thing, we do run the risk of becoming stuck in our own pain and suffering and not allowing healing and growth to occur. A healthy perspective to have during this transit is to not treat suffering as an ending, rather as a symptom that is meant to motivate and inspire us to heal and end our suffering. Some of us who work in healing or have an energy that attracts the wounded may find they are attracting more than usual now. If you choose to take up this challenge as a healer, be sure that you are protecting your own energy and not becoming part of each persons’ individual suffering by drawing in the energies of those you are helping!

Wednesday afternoon brings a Void of Course Moon that will remain there until this evening when it shifts into heart opening Leo, where we feel more energetic and optimistic. The Moon in Leo speaks to our “inner child”. It’s a warm, generous, whole-heartedly loving position. This Moon brings a cheery vibe, making it easier to be lifted out of the doldrums. Its a good time for presentations, celebrations and social events. You might want to leave the day open, and let your spontaneous mischievous child inside lead the way. Mercury is busy today as well, with a conjunction with Saturn and a sextile with Mars. The Mercury/Saturn conjunction is a good time for taking a serious look at the circumstances and situations in our lives. It’s not a very upbeat energy but it’s a great energy to tap into when you need to take an objective, detached, clear view of life. The Mercury/Mars sextile brings us the potential to dig down and find the courage needed to speak our minds and stand up for ourselves and what we feel is right. This is a time when our ideas and words come so swiftly that we may find it hard to stop them from coming out before we have had a chance to think about the best way to present them. It’s an opportune transit for some creative problem solving and testing out our decisions to see if they will fit into our plans and goals. Lastly, we have a sextile between Mars and Saturn, which makes it a good time for appreciating our determined effort and actions. Our work projects tend to run more smoothly now if we combine a patient and disciplined approach with confidence and courage.  We may feel that our energy levels are a bit more toned down right now but this will be helpful for the detailed work we may have to do.

Thursday is a quiet one in the skies, giving us more time to focus on work and personal projects. Friday brings us a trine between the Sun and North Lunar Node, a transit that can make us feel confident, optimistic and empowered. Some may feel its energy a couple of days before and after this date. It could feel as if the pieces of the puzzle in any given situation, are just falling into place, allowing us to make progress in what we’re striving to do in our lives right now. We do need to be a bit cautious, however. Even though it feels like we can go forward we still need a bit of a reality check on the wisdom of what we want to do to be sure its still a good idea. Later this evening the Moon will briefly go Void of Course before moving into Virgo before midnight. So this practical energy will be with us for the weekend, making it a good time for holiday planning down to the small details.

WEEKEND

Saturday is the day that Mars moves signs, going into deep feeling Scorpio, where it will remain until late January. What this helps us with is pushing through problems in situations we are passionate about. In Scorpio, Mars is driven and focused on getting what it wants. We become persevering, single-minded, and strong. We tend to be less inclined to avoid important issues now. In some ways, we are attracted to crisis, as we see crisis as transformative and emotionally exciting. We would rather feel extreme emotions than nothing at all, as mediocrity or the “middle road” is felt to be unsatisfying. We just need to keep things in balance and not go overboard with the depth of emotions this time can bring our way.

Sunday is a busy one for Mercury and Venus. We have a Mercury/Uranus trine, bringing a mental shift that many can feel. Under this transit, we can experience unusual ideas, flashes of insight and seeing unexpected possibilities. It’s much easier to be open-minded right now, especially about insights that have eluded us. Our ability to see beyond our normal horizon of perception can bring visionary brainwaves, “Aha!” moments, as well as a fun side to our sense of humour. This is a great time to do some writing or other forms of self-expression, especially if it’s spontaneous or involving technology. We also have a challenging square between Mercury and Chiron, which can make our mental focus and perceptions feel a bit strained at times. It can be all too easy to do a bit of fence sitting as we feel unable to make choices and decisions. On the other hand, this transit could bring your mental perspective to a kind of “healing crisis” that forces you to get a better grip on the ideas, communication and frame of mind that have been problematic for you. Again, try to keep things in balance.

Then we have Venus and Neptune squaring off today, where those areas that Venus rules, such as relationships, resources, pleasure and money are subject to deception, confusion and wishful thinking that is unrealistic. It can be all too easy for imagination and fantasy to fog our judgment and create romantic confusion. For example, we find that something we thought we had (resources, love, friendship, money) has suddenly become undependable or has up and disappeared. Feeling disillusioned, disappointed, alone or depressed can come with this transit. However, try to keep in mind that this may just be a passing phase and not a more serious crisis at this time.

Earth Spirit Tarot’s December 2017 Newsletter

  • Posted on November 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm

I publish a newsletter each month that can be viewed in its entirety at http://earthspirittarot.com/webnews.htm30

Below is just a snippet of December’s  newsletter. If you subscribe or go to my website you will have access to the astrology section, monthly raffle and a variety of other goodies! Subscribe Here

 

What’s New This Month 

Here we are once more, moving into the last month of another year gone by.  As we come to the close of the old year I always make a point of looking back at where I was this time last year and I am always amazed at just how much I have done and learned. Soon we will be entering 2018 and hopefully a more positive time of growth for ourselves and the world around us.

As we start moving into the colder and darker days of winter, many of us start to feel a bit down, tired, or overwhelmed. Darker days can often create a feeling of melancholy. That is why its so important to do things that bring warmth to your environment and your spirit. Pampering yourself in little ways, focusing on crafts or projects in the house you may not have had time for, or taking stock of what you have done and what you wish to do in the coming year; all of these are ways to perk things up a bit.

The specials for this month reflect the energies of the holiday season. We have the “Solstice of Light” and the “Yule Star” readings. And for those of you wanting a glimpse at what the New Year will be bringing you, the ever popular “New Year Outlook” and “New Year, New You” readings are available. The New Year Outlook reading comes with a 1 year astrology transit report too! All of these can be found in the  Monthly Specials  section this month, along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life, such as the Spiritual Journey and the Fool’s Journey readings for those who are looking to start off in a new direction. So be sure to stop by and have a look at the September specials! You can have a browse through the many specialized readings I offer on the  Tarot Readings page.  Tarot’s Life Path & Personal Growth section is a good place to start!  Or take a wander through the various Oracle readings on my site, like Rune, Angel, Faery and Animal Totem readings.  All of these categories can be found on the main Reading Room page.  Don’t forget to check out the other areas on the Readings page, like the Oracles, Rune and Animal Medicine Cardssections.

For many getting ready to start some early Yuletide shopping, have a browse through my Faery Trinkets  shop, where I will have my Barefoot Sandals, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and crochet items on display for sale.  I’ll be adding some crocheted items as well soon, and you can also find these items in my Etsy shop.

If you have a website or blog that you need some creative content writing for, I offer my services as a freelance writer.  You can check out my basic prices atFaery Scribe.  I’ve written for several sites, such as Natural News, Jules of the Earth, Hirewriters and a number of private clients.

In the Reiki/Energy Work section you can find reiki and energy work to help give you a bit of a boost. You can find Reiki sessions, Chakra Healing and Attunements, Violet Flame healing, and the Avalon Crown of Success healing. Reiki is great for flushing out the old energies that may be lingering both in our own energetic bodies and the environment around us.

If Astrology is your cup of tea be sure to stop by my Astrology section where you can order some insightful Natal charts, Compatibility reports and Transit reports to see what will be affecting you in the months ahead. Each persons Birth Chart can show how the positions of the planets and stars at the exact time of their birth can influence their life. Learn how each planetary position has determined your physical, personal, psychic and spiritual characteristics! These charts are a great gift for birthdays or just as a special way to treat someone to a bit of astrological insight.

Come and check out my Blog that at http://earthspirittarot.com/wp/   I hope to be writing on a variety of topics from Tarot to general spirituality topics once we get into the New Year.  But for now you can catch my weekly Astrology updates there.

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And don’t forget to check out the Tarot Oracle Club:http://earthspirittarot.com/tosub.htm For a membership fee you get a free one card reading each month, discounts to in-depth readings, a free Natal Report package, one free in-depth reading for every one you buy, and access to a private Facebook group for members.

And now to announce the November 2017 raffle winners:

P. Smith and T. Bennet 


Congratulations to you both! I’ll be sending you two an email to tell you how to claim your prize shortly! For those who haven’t entered the raffle yet, each month I select 2 random people from entries submitted to win a reading of your choice worth up to £15.00 from any area of my site. For more details, and to enter December’s raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

Week Ahead – Monday November 27th through Sunday December 3rd

  • Posted on November 26, 2017 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We seem to be speeding towards the end of 2017, with December starting in a few short days. We’ve just got past the business of Thanksgiving and crazy black Friday sales. Today brings a quieter energy with the Moon moving into mystical Pisces, making it a gentler post-holiday day for us. So try to kick back and relax today, and let’s see what the coming week has in store for us!
 
Monday sees mental Mercury aligning with Saturn and the Galactic Center. Its a mixed bag of being able to think very clearly at times and then feeling some mental exhaustion at other times. So try to go a bit easier today. We can use mid-week to move at a faster pace when we have some fiery Aries energy in play.
 
Tuesday brings a short Void of Course Moon at Noon that will then shift into fiery Aries later in the afternoon. Here is where we get that physical boost we need to get things going. Some may actually feel this shift more than others. An Aries Moon tends to bring conflict more than most times, with emotional tensions growing, people becoming short-tempered and impulsive. Some may show a readiness and fearlessness to act in an extreme situation. Even the sweetest tempered person can become a bit mean under this moon. However, it becomes easier to shake old problem and the weight of tiresome responsibility. We want to free ourselves from everything that bothers us and makes our lives feel uneasy. This can be an emotionally cathartic few day. Instead of sidling up to a problem, you can attack it head-on. If you’ve been bottling up righteous anger, this Moon gives you the courage to let the truth fly. It brings out the “fight” in everybody. Getting into it with others is always risky, but it provokes change, and sometimes for the better. It’s a great time to have an opening for an art show, a business, or to sell your house. It supports you if you’ve got to be dynamic, for a job interview or on a date. You can go ahead and start that project or try to sell your idea to others. Quick short activities are favoured, rather than doing any tedious footwork. You can encourage a friend, work on self-promotion materials, or throw a party.
 
Wednesday is a quiet one for us in the skies and Thursday sees the Moon shift from active Aries into down to earth and comforting Taurus. When the Moon moves into Taurus, we feel the tension of the past few days start to drop away. People tend to become calmer and peaceful. We feel secure and stable. There is also this tendency for our thoughts and reactions to slow down, making us feel a bit slow in getting ourselves going. This is the best time for taking care of the home, running errands, restocking supplies and tending to routine maintenance. Its best to hold off on important business now, as well as the signing of contracts or important papers, because we may make mistakes due to a slowed down reaction and thinking process. This is a great time for tending to practical matters because we feel ready to roll up our sleeves and dig in!
 
Friday is the 1st day of December and starts of with loving Venus moving house and seeking adventure in Sagittarius. In Sagittarius, Venus focuses her passion on truth-seeking, philosophical exploration, a lust for knowledge, and spiritual intimacy. It’s a time for us to explore what the meaning of our close relationships are to us. This is also a time when we look for ways to increase our income or our spending so we need to be careful that we don’t overindulge. We also have an opposition between Mars and Uranus, which can bring unexpected surprises our way. It can also ramp up the level of nervous energy we feel, at times feeling pushed to the edge when we feel forced to stand our ground. Our energy can feel quite unpredictable and our moods can swing back and forth depending on what outside circumstances are going on that trigger any deeply buried feelings. More common amongst these feelings are anger, confidence and impulsive desires. It gives us the opportunity to discover new courage and to venture a bit more outside of our comfort zone. Some arguments can help to clear the air, allowing for situations to move past blockages.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday starts us off with an early morning Void of Course Moon that will be with us until the later evening when the Moon moves into Gemini. When the Moon is in Gemini we become active, feel stronger emotional sensitivity and a need for socializing. We also have the tendency to fall under influences that can lead to the danger of getting off course and making mistakes. We tend to buy things that we don’t really need, waste time with contacts that are futile and visit unnecessary places and events. Emotions may become amplified but shallow. We may easily meet new people now, however half of the contacts we make will later turn out to be empty. Some of us will try to do everything all at once, which later leaves us stuck with unfinished projects and ideas. We also have a trine between Jupiter and Neptune today. This transit brings a long-term process with an opportunity to integrate beauty, healing, spirituality, imagination and uplifting optimism. We may even see ourselves become so caught up in hope, optimism and euphoria that it’s easy to get a bit too carried away, causing us to leave realism behind. Although falling into fantasy and wishful thinking can make us more susceptible to illusion and deception, it can also bring healing inspiration and dedication when we most need it. So, this can be a time when we bring into clearer focus a new sense of faith (in terms of religious beliefs, or just faith in life and in ourselves).
 
Sunday is the day Mercury begins its Retrograde cycle in Sagittarius. For nearly a week before and a week after today, Mercury will be moving at a snail’s pace or pausing entirely. At this time we can experience confusion, intensity, frustration, lots of miscommunication or we may feel we are getting bogged down with any progress we were making. Mercury retrograde cycles make an ideal time for reflection, re-thinking, going over plans and tying up those loose ends before we get started on any new projects and ventures. Later in Mercury’s retrograde cycle, it is typical to receive new info and insights that we may not have been expected or be prepared for. And this can end up changing how we see situations, causing us to have to tweak plans here and there as we consider this new barrage of intel. This is why many astrologers advise not to make any permanent or final decisions during Mercury’s retrograde cycle, and even as far as two weeks after Mercury finally turns direct.
 
Today is also our Gemini Full Moon, also referred to as the Cold Moon. The Full Moon is the best time for doing work on letting go of the old and releasing the negative. Our basic instinct under a Gemini Moon is to communicate, think, and learn. So magical workings tend to be best for spell work involving travel, communication and personal connections. December is the month when winter truly begins in most of the Northern Hemisphere. Most of the ancient Full Moon names are related to the low temperatures and darkness of December. The most common name is the Cold Moon, while another is Long Night Moon. The Anglo-Saxon name was the Moon Before Yule, which is the ancient celebration around the winter solstice. The December Full Moon is also called Oak Moon, while a Celtic name was Wolf Moon. Today, however, this name is more common for the January Full Moon.
 
Lastly, we have a challenging square between the Sun and Neptune, a transit that can bring confusion our way with a bit of turmoil that can lead to self-doubt. We may find that objects, people, names, and directions get lost, forgotten, or misplaced. Our hopes, ideals, and wishful thinking tend to be inflated to the point of causing disillusionment and disappointments. In some cases, we may want a dream to happen so badly that we disconnect ourselves from any reality that seems to stand in our way. However, we may soon come to discover that the “obstacle” in question really had a positive purpose in the end. On a more spiritual level, this could be a time when we discover that our yearning for enlightenment isn’t so straightforward as we thought. However, the path can be just as valuable to us through discovering what “isn’t” the best path forward. There really is a tremendous opportunity for spiritual, creative, and healing to be discovered.

Week Ahead – Monday November 20th through Sunday November 26th

  • Posted on November 19, 2017 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope the day finds you all well. We have a busy start to the earlier part of the week, with an odd combo on Tuesday and Wednesday, giving us a more spaced out feeling on one hand and wanting to get work finished on the other. Today we have a challenging square between Mars and Pluto going on, bringing an energy that can feel a bit raw. Try to be gentle with yourself and others because this energy can see power struggles happening and people being more snappy than usual. Let’s see what this week has in store for us.
 
Monday brings us a sextile between Mars and the North Lunar Node, where it seems like opportunities just come our way. Some of you may notice that you feel more energetic, passionate or motivated than usual, which can make it easier to get moving on those projects and plans you’ve had on the back burner. Others may find that, if they take those steps and move their bodies towards what they want, the incentive and energy may propel you to keep going with it.
 
Tuesday has a lot going on starting with an early dawn Void of Course Moon that quickly shifts into Capricorn. With the Moon in Capricorn, we become aware of the need for structure and planning ahead. We also instinctively are aware of the limitations of time. We are motivated by a desire for success. Achievement and manifestation are most important to us now. We are resourceful and don’t want to waste time, energy, or resources. This can be a very sober influence–even a depressing one. However, it can also be a productive time when we look reality in the face. We also have the Sun moving into Sagittarius today so Happy Solar Return Sagittarians! In Sagittarius, our minds turn towards the future and all of its limitless possibilities. Sagittarius has the effect of bringing an optimistic energy to our lives and enthusiasm as we start to explore our current confines and step out of our comfort zones. Even stubborn Taurean’s will feel that adventurous pull towards doing something new and changing their tried and true routines. Venus is busy today too, joining Pluto in a sextile and making a challenging square with the North Lunar Node. The Venus/Pluto combo is a subtly powerful and uplifting time for romantic/sexual relationships because our sense of attraction is very strong. The focus is on those close, one to one relationships which means these can benefit from moving to a deeper level. The key is to creatively blend deep connections with balanced harmony. The Venus/North Node combo can make us start to notice that the people in our lives are not giving us the encouragement and support we need where fulfilling our life purpose is concerned. We could run into situations where someone who was giving us support suddenly backs away. Or we find that their actions interfere with what we are trying to do. This isn’t a very long transit, lasting only a few days. So the things we come across may not be major issues. But if something significant does rear its head at this time, it could be a sign that we have something that needs to be looked at more closely.
 
Wednesday is the day that Neptune turns direct after its long 5 month retrograde cycle. The forward shift of ethereal Neptune is a subtle but significant event. The dreams associated with this idealistic planet may begin to rise from within to be expressed externally. Keep in mind that for up to a week before and after this date, you might feel a bit dreamy, disconnected, depressed, sluggish or scatter-brained. Neptune energy tends to take us into an intuitive, non-rational place which can stir up feelings and issues that have been deep in our unconscious mind. This is a time when our dreams become more vivid and can give us the insight we need into any situations we have been struggling with.
 
Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the States, Happy Turkey Day! Today brings us a mid-morning Void of Course Moon, which then moves into social Aquarius later in the evening, which is nice for those family gatherings. When the Moon is in Aquarius it brings us feelings of openness with a sense of inner freedom. Our emotions become more alive and we feel we can express them more freely. What we can’t cope with are limitations being imposed upon us or pressure from others because our main focus is on our inner feelings of independence. We tend to have a sense of emotional coolness or detachment at the personal level, combined with an emphasis on idealism: such is the nature of the cycle we are now entering. We have a tendency to allow ourselves more freedom. It is the right mood for turning into group energy. It encourages a respect for each person, along with a cohesive awareness of the group as a whole. You can see your place in the bigger scheme of things. You can get an abstract take on how the different strands fit together. The Moon in Aquarius tunes us into the group psyche and soul.
 
Friday brings a challenging square between Mercury and Chiron, where our mental focus and perceptions feel a bit strained. We may find ourselves sitting on the fence an feeling unable to make choices and decisions. It may also be difficult to stay objective and balanced in our perspective and views, but by working with this we could find a new mental focus that gives us increased clarity. It may be tempting to sink into cynicism as a way to deal with what seems like a no-win situation. On the other hand, this transit could bring your mental perspective to a kind of “healing crisis” that forces you to get a better grip on the ideas, communication and frame of mind that have been problematic for you.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday brings us a trine between mental Mercury and expansive Uranus. Under this transit, we can experience unusual ideas, flashes of insight and seeing unexpected possibilities. It’s much easier to be open-minded right now, especially about insights that have eluded us. Our ability to see beyond our normal horizon of perception can bring visionary brainwaves, “Aha!” moments, as well as a fun side to our sense of humour. You might be inspired to experiment with something new or do something out of character at this time. This is a great time to do some writing or other form of self-expression, especially if it’s spontaneous or involving technology.
 
Sunday sees an early morning Void of Course Moon that moves into mystical Pisces as our day begins. A Pisces Moon can bring about feelings of romance, heightened intuition, mystical and dreamy moods, and an interest in the unknown, religion and all that is magical. We tend to become softer, sentimental and more tender, speaking words of kindness and complimenting those we love. We also tend to have this deeper understanding of the hidden meaning of life, events and things, as well as a more intimate perception of beauty, art, poetry and music. On a negative side, it can be harder to deal with the harsher aspects of reality during these lunar days. We may escape with one more drink, or “check out” in front of the television. It’s easy to coast through the day when you’re dreamy or “lost.” It helps to have some creative focus, in order not to flounder in the sign of the Fishes. We also have a trine between Venus and Chiron bringing a great opportunity for healing and rebalancing, especially in the areas of relationships, finance, resources and values.

Week Ahead – Monday November 13th through Sunday November 19th

  • Posted on November 12, 2017 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! The shorter days are well upon us now and it’s starting to get that near winter chill in the air. Some have even had their first few winter flurries up north. The weeks ahead will be getting busy in preparation for the holiday season as well. Today we are under the hard-working influence of practical Virgo, which makes it a good day for getting those productive tasks done. However, as we get into the later part of the afternoon, we’ll feel that urge to kick back and have some downtime. There’s a lot happening in the skies this week, so let’s see what’s in store!
 
Monday brings a lucky combination with a conjunction between Venus and Jupiter. This isn’t a gambling sort of luck, however, but more of a fulfilling of the hearts desires. During this transit, we may find that we are able to attract resources and money into our lives quite easily. However, this is also a time when we are more prone to over-indulge in life’s little pleasures and over-estimate our resources to cover those. So it’s important to keep those “addictions” or weaknesses in check at this time because those can be trouble areas for us, like impulse buying, drinking, or overeating. We have a challenging square between Mercury and Neptune as well, where our mental focus can feel a bit clouded, confused or lethargic. We can experience some disillusionment or disappointment in our observations or communication with others.
 
This is an important time, however, to break through old and rigid expectations that may be blocking our ability to see the bigger picture. The Moon also begins its shift into a new sign by first going Void of Course in the mid-afternoon. It then moves into Libra just before midnight tonight. The Moon in Libra creates this feeling of harmony and calm. We find we more easily connect to people, compromise is more likely and conflict less so. It’s a time when we find it easier to understand and relate to others. We tend to be polite and diplomatic, and would rather avoid arguments.
 
Tuesday and Wednesday are the quieter than the rest of this week. We do have the energies of the Libra Moon in play though, making these two days harmonious and calm. Creating order is also the focus, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment. Its a good time for meditating, pampering yourself and others, and beautifying your living space.
 
Thursday morning starts us off with a Void of Course Moon just after midnight before it moves into brooding Scorpio as we start the morning. Scorpio is where emotional charge and sensitivity increases. It’s a time where we need to be careful not to get swept away by irritability, mood-swings, hysteria, big and small excitements, and a sudden desire to quickly change everything. People tend to become more conscious of self and others and see everything in dark tones with the Moon in Scorpio. We have the love and money planet, Venus, trine Neptune today which can bring about a time of romance, creativity, and feeling a sense of oneness with the beauty of nature. This can be great socially and intimately because things tend to run more smoothly as well as adding a touch of magic to the pot. It’s important however to be very clear about what we truly want! Its a great time for letting your inner warmth and beauty to radiate under this transit. You may even see some wonderful qualities in others that you haven’t noticed before. Make sure that you are being clear about what it is you truly want though and with any important choices, be sure you use a good dose of reality. Lastly, we have a trine between the Sun and Chiron, where we start to see any recent efforts to mend and heal come together.
 
Friday brings a sextile between Mercury and Mars, which brings us the opportunity to dig down and find the courage needed to speak our minds and stand up for ourselves and what we feel is right. Just remember that thoughtful actions will produce positive results and by planning ahead for possible consequences we can minimize any potential conflicts. It’s an opportune transit for some creative problem solving and testing out our decisions to see if they will fit into our plans and goals.
 
If we want our communication to flow more easily and be most effective then we need to be direct and to the point, especially in cases where we are faced with having to confront another about a difficult situation. However, we can tap into the courage of this transits energy and find a clear way to express what we need to get across. We just need to be careful with the more delicate situations that require less force.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday starts off with the Moon entering it’s New lunation mid-morning, while still in Scorpio. It will then go Void of Course just before Noon, and then moves into Sagittarius in the evening. So it’s a mixed bag for this New Moon. New Moons are perfect for new beginnings. We start with emotions running high, then a feeling of quiet and detachment. The remainder of this New Moon cycle will take place in upbeat Sagittarius bringing some peace and stability. We tend to become a bit more orderly and calm, are ready to follow routines and rules and have a need for giving and receiving advice and recommendations. Like Scorpio, Sagittarius also likes to get to the truth of a matter, so its a good New Moon cycle for doing a bit of research and detective work.
 
Sunday brings us a trine between Mercury and the North Lunar Node. This aspect brings us a fresher awareness as well as a better ability to communicate that awareness. It is a beneficial resource which can help us to take a few more steps closer towards our life purpose. Just bear in mind that we also need to take action too. We will need to, at some juncture, take into account what we have observed and do something with this.
 
We also have this forceful combo between Mars and Pluto, which means we have some strong forces at work and the pressure is on. Power struggles could erupt now and this is not a good time to force situations that just don’t want to budge by using a “bull in a china shop” mentality. On the plus side, this transit gives us that willingness to fight back that may help with some situations that are ready for change.
 
Something else to be aware of at this time is that responsible Saturn is currently aligned with the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy, or Galactic Center. The Galactic Center is home to a black hole that was of high importance to ancient cultures, such as the Mayans. This is an alignment that happens once every 28 years, taking place in 1991 last time. The Galactic Center helps us to step back and get an expanded view of what is going on in our lives and the world around us. Several planets will be touching this sensitive point in the next month as well.

Week Ahead – Monday November 6th through Sunday November 12th

  • Posted on November 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

 

Happy Sunday everyone! And Happy Bon Fire Night to my UK readers! Its a weekend for tranquillizing our nervous pets, coaxing them out from under furniture and having our nerves frazzled by those sudden loud booms and bangs! If you’re attending a fireworks display please stay safe and warm. The clocks go back in the USA tonight so they will be caught up with us in the UK now. Today Mercury moves into Sagittarius and will be there for a longer amount of time because it goes retrograde at the start of December. This means it will be a time for looking at our belief systems in order to determine where we need to open up our minds to a bigger picture. It’s about readjusting and refocusing. Now let’s take a look at what the week ahead has in store for us!

Monday is a quiet one in the skies for us. Tuesday starts off with the Moon going Void of Course and then moving from restless Gemini into Cancer, giving way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet as the Moon moves into Cancer. Under Cancer’s influence, people become more sensitive and go deeper into their inner world, which takes on more importance at this time than the outer world. A feeling of belonging and safety is what motivates us under this influence. The Moon feels right at home in the sign of Cancer, as it rules the sign. This Moon position has much healing potential. Although insular by nature, our feelings run deep, making it an ideal time to get in touch with what motivates us. We want roots; we crave a sense of intimate connection that will. Venus will be moving into Scorpio today as well. This is where gentle sensuality meets the more graphic sensuality of Scorpio. It can help us to talk about difficult subjects that tend to make people feel uncomfortable, like death, sex and taxes.

Wednesday is another quiet one in the skies, but we can still enjoy and tap into that comforting energy of the Cancer Moon. Thursday brings a shift as the Moon moves from Cancer into heart opening Leo, bringing a more playful energy with it. Leo is where we feel more energetic and optimistic. We feel like we can do anything! We crave compliments and appreciation and are generous with kind words to others. The Sun will be sextile Pluto today as well, where we tend to feel our sense of purpose grow a bit stronger, allowing us to tap into the deeper levels of our energy stores and determination. We can apply this determined effort towards promoting our ideas and could find that we are very persuasive with others. We also gain the ability to be able to see below the surface of things. We may not be able to understand what it is we are seeing but we can often get to the core of unconscious patterns that need changing. Some of the insights we gain now may not bring about a “light bulb” moment until later down the line. Friday is another quiet day for us, but the energy from the Leo Moon makes Friday night a good one for socializing and having some fun.

WEEKEND

Saturday begins with a quiet Void of Course period that will last until the late afternoon. It then moves into practical Virgo, where people tend to become more rational and practical. It’s the small details that seem to be more important to us now, in some cases more than they are in reality, which can lead to arguments over what seems like insignificant little things. We do become more disciplined and responsible, careful and diligent, but only with those small details. It’s not a good time for making any large, risky or important decisions now because we tend to not be tapped into our intuition enough to foresee what the consequences of the future will be. Virgo helps us to work through our to-do lists, which gives us a sense of accomplishment getting those small tasks done.

Between Saturday and Sunday we have a trine between Saturn and Uranus, and a challenging square between the Sun and the North Lunar Node over the weekend. The Sun/Neptune transit Makes us more open to being spontaneous and just going with the flow with no real plan and this can be liberating for many. In fact, it may be just what is needed to get us out of a rut. This is a good time for breaking out of old cycles and habits. The Sun/North Node transit can bring feelings of conflict between our sense of identity and purpose with the lessons we are needing to learn in our lives. It can manifest through situations where we feel we are being forced off course or forced to take a detour that is not as direct as our chosen road. Some may find themselves confronted by dilemmas and conflicts at this time that causes stress and these are situations that we may normally resist. However, by both fighting these situations, we can gain a deeper understanding of our feelings and experiences if we let ourselves explore the situation a bit.

Earth Spirit Tarot’s November 2017 Newsletter

  • Posted on October 31, 2017 at 9:00 pm

I publish a newsletter each month that can be viewed in its entirety at http://earthspirittarot.com/webnews.htm30

Below is just a snippet of November’s  newsletter. If you subscribe or go to my website you will have access to the astrology section, monthly raffle and a variety of other goodies! Subscribe Here

 

Happy November everyone!  Overall, November looks like it will be a fairly mellow month. As we start moving into the colder and darker days of winter, many of us start to feel a bit down, tired or overwhelmed. Darker days can often create a feeling of melancholy. That is why its so important to do things that bring warmth to your environment and your spirit. Pampering yourself in little ways, focusing on crafts or projects in the house you may not have had time for, or taking stock of what you have done and what you wish to do in the coming year; all of these are ways to perk things up a bit. 

The specials for this month reflect the energy we will be dealing with. I have the seasonal Thanksgiving/Gratitude reading, and a few readings that will help you to explore your current journey in life. All of these can be found in the  Monthly Specials  section this month, along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life, such as the Spiritual Journey and the Fool’s Journey readings for those who are looking to start off in a new direction. So be sure to stop by and have a look at the September specials! You can have a browse through the many specialized readings I offer on the  Tarot Readings page.  Tarot’s Life Path & Personal Growth section is a good place to start!  Or take a wander through the various Oracle readings on my site, like Rune, Angel, Faery and Animal Totem readings.  All of these categories can be found on the main Reading Room page.  Don’t forget to check out the other areas on the Readings page, like the Oracles, Rune and Animal Medicine Cards sections.

For many getting ready to start some early Yuletide shopping, have a browse through my Faery Trinkets  shop, where I will have my Barefoot Sandals, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and crochet items on display for sale.  I’ll be adding some crocheted items as well soon, and you can also find these items in my Etsy shop.

If you have a website or blog that you need some creative content writing for, I offer my services as a freelance writer.  You can check out my basic prices at Faery Scribe.  I’ve written for several sites, such as Natural News, Jules of the Earth, Hirewriters and a number of private clients.

In the Reiki/Energy Work section you can find reiki and energy work to help give you a bit of a boost. You can find Reiki sessions, Chakra Healing and Attunements, Violet Flame healing, and the Avalon Crown of Success healing. Reiki is great for flushing out the old energies that may be lingering both in our own energetic bodies and the environment around us.

If Astrology is your cup of tea be sure to stop by my Astrology section where you can order some insightful Natal charts, Compatibility reports and Transit reports to see what will be affecting you in the months ahead. Each persons Birth Chart can show how the positions of the planets and stars at the exact time of their birth can influence their life. Learn how each planetary position has determined your physical, personal, psychic and spiritual characteristics! These charts are a great gift for birthdays or just as a special way to treat someone to a bit of astrological insight.

Come and check out my Blog that at http://earthspirittarot.com/wp/   I hope to be writing on a variety of topics from Tarot to general spirituality topics once we get into the New Year.  But for now you can catch my weekly Astrology updates there.

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And don’t forget to check out the Tarot Oracle Club:http://earthspirittarot.com/tosub.htm For a membership fee you get a free one card reading each month, discounts to in-depth readings, a free Natal Report package, one free in-depth reading for every one you buy, and access to a private Facebook group for members.

And now to announce the October 2017 raffle winners:

T. Lauber and A. Pearsons

Congratulations to you both! I’ll be sending you two an email to tell you how to claim your prize shortly! For those who haven’t entered the raffle yet, each month I select 2 random people from entries submitted to win a reading of your choice worth up to £15.00 from any area of my site. For more details, and to enter November’s raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

Week Ahead – Monday October 30th through Sunday November 5th

  • Posted on October 29, 2017 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday all! Hard to believe another month has gone flying by. Don’t forget to set those clocks back an hour when you get up (if you haven’t already). Today we are still under the vibes of the quieter Scorpio Moon, but we also have an introspective Void of Course too. So you may enjoy some time alone or with someone you can share those deeper thoughts and emotions with. Samhain/Halloween is just 2 days away and I hope you all enjoy whatever it is you will be doing. Now let’s see what the rest of this week and the start of the new month has in store for us.

Monday brings us a challenging square between Mercury and the North Lunar Node. This is a transit where we can feel compelled to do a 360 about where we have been headed on our life’s path. It’s a time when information or facts turn up that are in total contradiction to what we believed was true or real about our sense of life purpose. In some instances, we may feel as if someone else is just getting in our way. There is a temptation to deny, dismiss rationalize or totally avoid our way around these things, but, as in most cases, we would probably be missing out on some valuable info that we really need to take into consideration. This in no way means that you have to up and abandon your current life’s path! It’s more a matter of us being challenged to see that path more clearly. If you find yourself in this kind of scenario, don’t go overboard trying to stand your ground. Instead, focus on what needs to be said and how best to say it. The Moon will be in its introspective Void of Course phase in the evening.

Tuesday is Halloween/Samhain. For my Pagan friends, it marks the New Year and is a time to honour our ancestors and those who have passed. It said it is the time when the veils between this world and the other side are at their thinnest. The Moon will be in its quiet Void of Course phase for the entire day and night, which is great for spiritual activities. We also have a sextile between Venus and the North Lunar Node, which tends to bring a bit of harmony to our domestic life. Its a good energy for activities with those we hold dear.

Wednesday starts off a new month and November begins with some lucky energy as Venus and Jupiter get ready to line up on the 13th. Mars will be passing through Libra all month a well, which will help us to put energy into social and romantic connections. Our morning begins with the Moon shifting from dreamy and diffused Pisces to fired up Aries in the early hours. Some may actually feel this shift more than others. An Aries Moon tends to bring conflict more than most times, with emotional tensions growing, people becoming short-tempered and impulsive. Some may show a readiness and fearlessness to act in an extreme situation. Even the sweetest tempered person can become a bit mean under this moon. However, it becomes easier to shake old problem and the weight of tiresome responsibility. We want to free ourselves from everything that bothers us and makes our lives feel uneasy.

Thursday brings a challenging square between Saturn and Chiron and when these two planets come together in a challenged position we tend to find our patience and confidence feeling a bit strained as we feel a need to break free of chronic constraints. Motivation and self-esteem can drop at this time too. Use this time to take a fresh approach to situations that have you feeling stuck. Adding to this is a trine between Mercury and Chiron, which tends to open up the door of positive and healing communication with those around us. So this will help to balance out the Saturn/Chiron square a bit.

Friday brings a sextile between Venus and Saturn bringing a time of romantic yearnings, fantasies and longings. It makes the perfect time to ask yourself if there is a dream of yours, perhaps one you had to shelve for a while, that you can now take down, blow off the dust, and make it come true. This transit gives us that ability to really grasp the true and solid facts needed to choose investments wisely and to interact with others where relationships of all kinds are concerned. Another aspect of ourselves that this transit effects is our self-worth, which can really benefit now because we are less likely to let ourselves give in to mood swings. However, for those of us who suffer from depression, we may want to take a bit of extra care that we don’t let ourselves become so stable and grounded that we totally lose touch with our sense of hope and potential. Adding to this is a trine between the Sun and Neptune, which tends to stimulate the imagination, a great energy for those who work in a creative field because they will find expressing themselves flows easily through their specific artistic outlet. Those that have been feeling the heaviness of depression will find their spirits uplifted, reliving them from the heavier weight of sadness and discouragement that has been felt up till now. We do need to take care under this transit because the tendency to get lost in daydreaming and fantasizing could draw our focus away from our responsibilities and what needs to be taken care of. It is a brief transit so enjoy this while it lasts and remember that before we make any changes that are based on what we feel is a permanent situation or condition, this is mainly a temporary influence with us now. Be careful not to make optimistic promises which we may not be able to fulfill once this time of optimism wears off.

WEEKEND

Saturday is our Taurus Full Moon. The Full Moon is the best time for doing work on letting go of the old and releasing the negative. The placid Taurus Moon contrasts with the opposing Sun in Scorpio’s impulse to examine every act and question every motive. So watch out for stubborn stand-offs between those who prefer things the way they are and those who need to turn the world upside down because they will quite often force us to examine our values. Right now financial issues are likely to be emphasized as we seek ways to appreciate what we have (Taurus) while honouring our hunger for change (Scorpio). We are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. We also have an opposition between Venus and Uranus today, which means our interactions with others may be full of surprises. Very sudden changes in agreements can happen or we may see erratic actions from those involved in a project. This can make us feel unwilling to just follow along with the crowd, however, choosing to stand out and get noticed for the distinctive individuals that we are.

Sunday sees communication planet Mercury move home as it enters Sagittarius. The next month will be about refocusing, readjusting, freedom and independence. When Mercury is in Sagittarius, our thinking shifts from a need to plumb the depths of any given situation to the desire to learn about a wide range of topics. To some, this energy can feel a bit overwhelming and make it hard to grasp the vast terrain of knowledge that we are now perceiving. The best way to deal with this energy is to step back a bit in order to get a bigger view. This is a good thing to do for those issues in our life that we feel a bit stuck or blocked by.

 

 

Week Ahead – Monday October 23rd through Sunday October 29th

  • Posted on October 22, 2017 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! This week moves us into the second half of October and ever closer to Samhain/Halloween, as well as the Yuletide season and Winter Solstice. Today will see assertive Mars joining Venus in the sign of Libra. Libra isn’t Mars’ favourite sign to be in, but this combo can be useful in that it allows us to be a spiritual or peaceful warrior. We can best use this transits energy to seek new relationships or bring harmony and flow to our existing ones of all types. Now, let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us.

Monday sees the Sun moving into Scorpio. Happy Solar return to all of you Scorpios out there! The Sun in Scorpio begins the season of Halloween when the veils between the worlds are thinnest. This is a time when we assess what we have harvested and how we can apply it during the cold winter months. Reviewing individual assets to determine if they’re being applied efficiently is a good move at this time for all signs.

Tuesday brings us a harmonious trine between Mercury and Neptune, where our intuition and imagination runs higher. Pay attention to your dreams at this time because they may be prophetic. A highly creative time, this transit can make us feel as if our thoughts and ideas are flowing like magic through our heads.  One thing to watch out for though is that it can be all too easy to allow ourselves to get caught up in fantasizing and yearning about our deepest, hidden wishes. The Moon will go Void of Course in the latter half of the afternoon.

Wednesday see the Moon moving into Capricorn in the wee hours of the morning, where our emotional charge seems to decrease as our feelings of duty and responsibility move to the fore. We tend to become more practical and logical, as well as more demanding and less sensitive to others and ourselves. This lunar mood puts the focus on real-world ambitions. We might spend our time mapping out a business plan. It’s timely for considering what’s a good investment of your time, energy and resources. What will bring a solid return? Everything is viewed through a practical eye, including relationships. We can see how to make structural changes that make life more efficient.

Thursday sees an alignment between the Sun and Jupiter, and this is considered to be a lucky combo…like buy a lottery ticket lucky. Some may feel lucky today and be drawn to taking risks because our ability to identify opportunities is much stronger right now. But it may be best not to take those risk with gambling our resources right now. This is a really great day for focusing on new directions that will expand our horizons, especially where self-improvement goals are concerned. Life reveals its richness and we can use this time for growth. Anything that will promote a better understanding of ourselves and our beliefs will benefit.

Friday morning starts us off with a Void of Course Moon that will then enter Aquarius in the early afternoon, a supportive Moon for those Halloween parties over the weekend. We do have a challenging square between Venus and Pluto to contend with though, where we may find that our relationships and interactions tend to be a bit deeper, more intense and transformative. Other things that are affected are our sense of beauty, and any dealings around finances and material resources. Mainly, this transit can shed light on those problem areas in our lives that need to go through a bit of a transformative process in order to heal. Lastly, we have a sextile between Mercury and Pluto, where our communication is fuelled by our passion and we can be very persuasive in dealing with others by first finding some common ground between you and them.  We are also able to shed any old and outworn perceptions we have been holding onto, as well as ways we have been communicating. We can take the information coming our way and transform these into something that can be either healing or wounding depending on how we wield them.

WEEKEND

Saturday is a quiet one in the skies for the most part. We still have the Aquarius Moon in play, which makes it great for socializing, especially where Halloween and fancy dress parties are concerned, because it allows our inner eccentric weirdo to come out and play. Early Sunday evening sees the Moon going Void of Course and then Moving into Pisces just before midnight. A Pisces Moon can bring about feelings of romance, heightened intuition, mystical and dreamy moods, and an interest in the unknown, religion and all that is magical. We tend to become softer, sentimental and more tender, speaking words of kindness and complimenting those we love. We also tend to have this deeper understanding of the hidden meaning of life, events and things, as well as a more intimate perception of beauty, art, poetry, and music. On a negative side, it can be harder to deal with the harsher aspects of reality during these lunar days. We may escape with one more drink, or “check out” in front of the television. It’s easy to coast through the day when you’re dreamy or “lost.” It helps to have some creative focus, in order not to flounder in the sign of the Fishes.