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Week Ahead – Monday, May 20th through Sunday, May 26th

  • Posted on May 19, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We’re in the last half of May already and today we have the influence of a Sagittarius Moon with us, which makes it the perfect time for those philosophical conversations or taking a trip into the outdoors to explore. Try to get out and enjoy the lovely weather. Now, let’s see what this coming week has in store for us.

MONDAY/TUESDAY

We still have that adventuresome Sagittarius energy with us today. Other than that, it’s a fairly quiet one in the skies. The Moon will go Void of Course in the early evening. On Tuesday morning the Moon will shift into Capricorn, which 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 want to be more productive under Capricorn’s energy, which can be good for planning and examining the resources available to you. The Sun will be moving into Gemini today, so Happy Solar Return to all of my fellow Gemini’s out there! Mercury also joins the Sun in Gemini today to make a conjunction. This means that the pace of things will pick up speed and its a good time for doing short, quick activities and projects over the next 3 to 4 weeks.

WEDNESDAY

Today Mars makes a trine with the Lunar North Node, which lets our creativity flow more freely. We do tend to have our heads in the clouds with this transit, as we feel more hopeful for how things could be. But we need to take care because we are more vulnerable now and the reality of the results we achieve may not match up to what we thought. So try to stay grounded! We also have a sextile between Mars and Uranus today. so its a good day for stepping outside of our routines.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

In the early hours of the morning, the Moon goes Void of Course until the early evening. It then moves into Aquarius, making it a good time for meeting up with and connecting with old friends. There’s an impulse to break out of claustrophobic situations and relationships under the influence of this Moon. It’s the right mood for turning into group energy too. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Chiron, which brings us the opportunity to think and reflect on our pain. It can get the ball rolling on healing ourselves. Mars also makes a challenging square to the Wounded Healer, which can have us confronting issues in our lives around how we tend to get hurt by others, how we hurt others, and how healing can now take place in these scenarios. Friday is a quiet one in the skies.

WEEKEND

Saturday morning continues with the Aquarius Moon vibes until early afternoon, when the Moon goes Void of Course. It remains that way until Sunday morning when it moves into Pisces. 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. 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 harmonious sextile between the Sun and Chiron, where the life-giving Sun sheds its light on our wounds, leading to a release from our bonds to our past bringing healing and wisdom.

Bullying in the workplace part 2

  • Posted on May 14, 2019 at 2:55 pm

This isn’t my story.  It’s the story of someone close to me though.  Someone who was put through hell by the company they loyally served for years.  A company who hides behind phrases, such as “supporting dignity and equality”.  A company who hides behind policies that seem to not apply to those higher up.  In any case, they put this person through 3 years of hell.  I watched that person go from an active and lively individual to someone who was a shadow of that person.  A few vindictive individuals thought it was ok to berate, antagonize, and push this person to the point where they became deeply depressed and developed severe anxiety.  Going to work every day made matters worse and eventually led to my friend having to be placed on sick leave for months.  During that time, these people continued to harass him, bringing him up on trumped up charges, digging for any bit of “evidence” they could find, even making things up.  They were told time and time again that their actions were pushing my friend towards suicidal and self-harming actions.  My friend overdosed many times in the workplace because he could not cope with the constant bullying.  And yet those higher up did nothing to stop this.  So, here is my friend’s story.

He resigned thankfully but they continue to deny their wrong doings, even though he has clearly pointed out breaches in DPA.  He asked me to share his resignation letter and the response from the person who was meant to be “assisting him” with the issues.

 

From Raven A MacBeth
Dated 25/04/2019
time:0034

Formal and official letter of Resignation.

After consultation and careful consideration because of the events of the past almost four years,
I must resign from my position and cut all ties with EXX after ten years of service.

My reasons for this action are as follows:

Firstly after returning from an operation and still in great pain while trying to recover, my newly appointed manager A. P. chose to repeatedly humiliate and embarrass me in front of my colleagues on the call centre floor. I followed procedure and raised these concerns with the section head at that time R. F., she summarily dismissed them until it got to the stage that she didn’t know what to do, I had to provide the solution to move from her section to avoid the situation further. By this time I had already begun to develop a dangerous addiction to prescription medications resulting in overdoses and being taken to the hospital from work because of the situation.

Already having a serious issue, I was not offered any help and was instead disciplined further for issues at work, this made the situation worse. I was even disciplined for a policy infraction that EXX could not show me the policy, I had violated. During this formal my overdose was so bad that I was taken from work to the emergency room, the doctors determined at that time that I was non-suicidal with self-harm tendencies because of the situation at EXX.

When I returned 3 weeks later still trying to recover from that overdose, I was informed that I had been accused of using inappropriate language, A. P. who was not this persons’ manager took it upon herself to approach the section head to request a formal, quite the coincidence. The employee stated that a manager was on the floor that day heard the statement and could verify that I had said it, the manager was not even in the building that day, the case was dismissed but didn’t prevent further overdoses because of the stress and upset.

This goes on for almost four years after the case was dismissed I raised at least two grievances which Senior Manager P. B. felt was not worth pursuing, finally, Senior Manager C. C. had a meeting with myself and a union rep, she acknowledged that I had a drug problem and that R. F.  was returning from maternity leave and I would not be safe if I remained in her section, but if I joined her section she would help me to manage my drug issue and manage any further stresses to help me to try to get back a normal work life.

So she berated a fellow SM playing on my vulnerable position to convince me she would be the best option, not very professional to resort to these tactics. This is further highlighted in a recent statement that she made, I raised an issue about TM S. M.  who is currently conducting an investigation into accusations that have been made. I stated to SM C. M. was contacting me on my personal email while being signed off sick and I have not given him authority to do so, as follows:

“However this does not give Mr Mxxx the right to email me on my personal email without my consent, he has clearly breached DPA”. Her response was “It is important that you are represented and reply to Sxxx’s questions – our occupational health team have said they believe you are fit to answer the questions given by Sxxx via email.” how is this justification for DPA breach?

This also highlights Mr Mxxxy’s methods, before I knew that I was accused of violating EXX’S media policy, he sent me a “friend” invite on an old LinkedIn account that I have not used for at least 8 years and was not aware it existed when he got no response he then proceeded with a formal accusation when asked I was a little surprised as I had fo0rgotten that the account was still active, the fact that I had not responded confirms that I was telling the truth, he chose to ignore this. These actions are underhanded and devious, in 8 years and even through at least 5 other hearings no one has ever mentioned the account or that it existed, there has been no negative impact to EXX’S brand and was never an issue until he made it one.

The current accusation is by a Lead Agent A.  J. who alleges that I called him names at work but has no one that can substantiate his lie, feeling that the case may not be pursued, he then spent time searching the internet to find something that may stick, which is where he discovered the LinkedIn account that I didn’t know about, this is the actions of a vindictive person that already has been caught in a lie. You have also spent the companies valuable time going back through my calls from 6 months ago to find something that you can add to the case, are you that afraid that the first 2 accusations are so weak you had better make sure, sounds like a witch hunt to me.

As a result of this further series of ridiculous accusations, I suffered a near-fatal overdose at work. When I got home my wife was instructed to take me to the emergency room where they kept me under observation for 48 hours before feeling that I was stable enough to return home, but was not to return to work. Throughout this time I had been overdosing at work just to get through each day, I had previously tried to get help from work for the problem from EAPS who told me that they could not help me and they did not know what to do. I repeatedly told my TM K. P. that I was suicidal and was self-harming she did not know what to say or do, SM Cxxx and TM S. M. were also made aware of this and no one did anything. SM Cxxx has confirmed that EAPS I know you’ve spoken to EAP previously and they were unable to offer you any long term counselling, so in effect when you as a company push a human being to the point of suicide and self-harm you are unable to cope with the problem that you have caused. EXX’S policy is “if a person whether employee or customer gives substantial reason to suspect that they may cause self-harm or a fatal injury to themselves you are required to notify the authorities so that they can intervene” after almost 4 years of telling TM’s and SM’s that I was self-harming only once did you contact the authorities, this means that your SM’s and TM’s are not following policy.

TM K. P. apart from not following one policy also breached two others, she did not confirm from me that it was okay for her to discuss my situation with my wife, while I was signed off, this breaches DPA, also as my wife was very angry at callbacks that were promised but never made, she also did not raise a complaint, advise of CHP or send a 2-day letter.

The director’s office while they did confirm with me DPA breached the complaints process on the back of a letter that my wife had sent in showing clear dissatisfaction, no complaint was raised, no CHP or any part of the complaints process followed. You have for 4 years been disciplining an employee that has a Prescription medication issue that originated at EXX and is documented At Queens Medical, Derby Mental Health and by my Doctor who has been helping me.

Every time I told you that I was overdosing and that you were pushing me over the edge and self-harming, you turned your back on me, your own SM’s and TM’s are breaching policies, and berating each other, employees like A. J. who are caught falsely accusing someone of something ridiculous but spend their time surfing the net just to cause vindictive injury to a person instead of helping customers.

I gave you 10 years of hard work and loyal service you gave me a prescription drug problem and being under multiple doctors care and the worse thing is that you feel that EXX has done nothing wrong and doesn’t have to take responsibility for what you have done.

I will not continue to work for a company that has shown such deceitful methods and such an inhuman attitude to a human being whose life you have helped to destroy.

Raven MacBeth

 

“This is so mind-boggling but tell me what you think, ( I removed any contact details to be fair). I sent in my resignation letter, which I posted on my FB page, I even detailed the reasons why and it is quite serious, and this is what the response was:

from: C.  C.
to: Raven MacBeth
date: Apr 25, 2019, 4:13 PM
subject: RE: Formal letter of Resignation

Hi Raven,
Thank you for sending across your letter of resignation

I just wanted to confirm to you that currently, the investigation is still on going, and no blame has been apportioned or disciplinary action taken so I really don’t want the process you are currently in to influence your decision to leave EXX.

I’m really sorry you feel that we haven’t supported you enough over the last four years – I appreciate you are having a really tough time at the moment and I’m really glad you are seeking professional help to try and get that support.

I need to confirm whether you would like your resignation to be effective immediately or if you would like a notice period. Your notice period could extend up to 10 weeks.

If you are resigning with notice, I’d like to give you the opportunity to reflect on your decision for a couple of weeks. Please confirm if you’d still like me to progress with your resignation by 9th May.

I’m here as always if you’d like to talk,

Kind regards,
C.  C.
Section Manager

 

Not only did she obviously not read the contents of the letter but then sends this as a response!,Like I said to you Managers
there haven’t listened for four years, breached so many policies but chose to target me and you’re still not listening,I am not surprised as this would be a standard type of reply
sent to a customer, avoid the issues and responsibility of your actions but string together empty sentences that look pretty together and provide the illusion of concern.

I resigned because of this type of attitude to customers and also fellow employees that I know for a fact suffered because of the environment that they have to work under.

Week Ahead – Monday, May 13th through Sunday, May 19th

  • Posted on May 12, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday and happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms in the USA!  Today’s energies are under the influence of a Leo Moon, which is happy and open-hearted. We have some pleasant lunar activity that supports happy emotions. As we move into the early evening the tone goes a bit quieter as the Moon goes Void of Course. Hope you all enjoy the day! Let’s see what this week has in store for us.

MONDAY

Monday begins with the Moon still in its Void of Course lunation. This changes in the late afternoon as it moves into practical Virgo. A great time for spring cleaning and tackling those chores where the little details are important. We have a trine between the Sun and Pluto as well today. Whether you’re clearing out your closet or flushing out your brain, this transit is the time for getting rid of whatever has become unnecessary or outworn in our lives. And this can be anything from an unhealthy relationship to old and outworn beliefs that are holding you back. Or you just may need to chuck the rubbish out of your workspace. Basically, we are being stimulated to make some needed changes.

TUESDAY

Our day starts with a sextile between Venus and Mars, which supports relationship conversations and activities. The Moon will go Void of Course briefly in the early evening and then shift into balancing Libra soon after. This adds more support to the area of relationships and bringing things into balance. It’s easier to find compromises for challenging situations under a Libra Moon.

WEDNESDAY

Today brings us the biggest shift of the week. Venus moves into Taurus today, and Mars moves into Cancer. Venus is comfy in Taurus and can help us to manifest our desires and needs. Just be careful not to overindulge! Mars’ move into Cancer, on the other hand, is not as comfortable. The focus is on working through home and family issues now, but warrior Mars wants things done quickly and decisively. The problem here is that emotions take time to process, so we need to find that balance between our emotional needs and ambitious needs. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Neptune today, where our intuition runs high. Mainly, this is a good time for creativity, optimism, intuition and hope. We just need to make sure that we stay grounded.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

The Moon goes Void of Course mid-morning on Thursday, and soon after moves into brooding Scorpio. While this can make the next couple of days feel emotionally difficult, it is a good time for getting below the surface of some issues that need our attention. The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it’s an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits. It can be an intimate and passionate time. Mercury is busy for the next 2 days as well, making communications important at this time. We have a Mercury/North Node sextile, which focuses on movement and how we communicate and plan our destiny. It’s a good energy for conversations around serious, long-term planning. If you have something you need to tell the world, now is the time to do it! There is also a trine between Mercury and Saturn in play. This extends into Friday and makes it a supportive energy for conversations or research on deeper topics, which make you feel emotionally vulnerable.

WEEKEND

SATURDAY

Today we have a seasonal Blue Moon in Scorpio. Right now, the water and earth elements are quite strong. This provides us with some great emotional and pragmatic support. We are, however, missing the element of air, which can lead us to feel stuck in a comfortable rut right now. We need to be conscious and open to new ideas and new perspectives on life now. We have Mercury in a trine with Pluto during the day, which can help us get to the heart of things. This is also a good time for mental activities that require research, concentration and investigation. We also have a conjunction between Venus and Uranus, which can have us itching for a change at this time in the areas of romance and our social lives. This Taurus/Scorpio energy means that Taurus can help us understand what we value and desire, and Scorpio helps us to go down to our emotional depths to release any behaviours or beliefs that are self-defeating. The Moon goes Void of Cours in the late evening.

SUNDAY

As we begin our Sunday morning, the Moon will have slipped into optimistic Sagittarius, bringing us some stability and peace. It is a suitable time for large-scale plans but not for any occupations which require attention to detail. This lunar mood is very adventurous, active and restless for exploration. We want to experience life first hand. we want to get outdoors, see the sights, connect with nature, go places we haven’t been before. Use the day to get out and socialize, try something new, or philosophize with friends.

Week Ahead – Monday, May 6th through Sunday, May 12th

  • Posted on May 5, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are making our way into the first full May week. Today is a quiet one under a Void of Course Moon, which is usually a time to not take important actions or make any significant purchases. It’s an introspective phase that is suited for meditation or doing those mundane tasks around the home. Let’s have a look at what this week has in store for us.

MONDAY

In the early hours of the morning, the Moon will move into Gemini, where 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 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. Mercury moves into Taurus today, which brings our thinking back down to earth and helps us accomplish a lot if we put our minds to it. We also have a challenging square between Venus and the North Lunar Node. With this transit, we may start noticing that the people in our lives are not giving us the encouragement and support we need where fulfilling our life purpose is concerned. Venus also rules finances and resources so we could run into issues around possessions, resources and finances that call for adjustments now. 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.

TUESDAY

This morning may start off feeling somewhat odd because we have the Moon in Gemini, which wants to move at a quick pace, and a challenging square between Venus and Saturn, which is patient, slow, and wants to take its time. There could be a lot of starts and stops, so try to pace yourself. Things will pick up the pace tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY

In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon goes Void of Course for a few hours. It then moves into Cancer mid-morning, bringing a calmer, less restless energy our way. It’s a good energy for sharing and spending time with those in your inner circle. Things pick up a bit with a conjunction happening between Mercury and Uranus, which opens us up to innovative ideas. However, there is an impatience here that we may see with drivers on the road. There is also a sextile between the Sun and Neptune happening today. This transit illuminates our intuition and gives us faith in the blessings around us. It should start to feel as if we are flowing better with life today.

THURSDAY

Today brings energies into play that will help us open up to something expansive and bigger in our lives. This is down to Venus being very active today, bringing energies that are supportive of manifesting our desires and needs. Venus will be in a happy little trine with Jupiter, which can draw those to us who appreciate who we are and are willing to lend support. It also brings some optimism our way. We also have a square between Venus and Pluto, which can make our relationships feel more intense, deeper, and transformative. Some of us may feel prompted to delve deeper down on a soul level in order to connect with our own inner beauty and sense of values. 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.

FRIDAY

In the early hours of the morning, the Moon will go Void of Course and remain that way until mid-afternoon. It then moves into heart opening Leo, just in time for the weekend. 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.

WEEKEND

SATURDAY/SUNDAY

Aside from the playful Leo Moon energy going on this weekend, we also have a trine between the Sun and Saturn on Saturday. The Sun is energy and Saturn is discipline, and the Trine is the most supportive transit of them all. It brings us back into contact with ourselves and helps us to get to know ourselves through our relationship with, and our effect on, our environment. This is a time to examine your habits, your home situation, your work, and everything else that is important to you. Determine how they work on a practical level. Begin organizing your life and making an overall plan. Even your relationships should be supportive now. Sunday is a quiet one in the skies, but we still have that bit of Leo energy to play with as well.

Week Ahead – Monday, April 29th through Sunday, May 5th

  • Posted on April 28, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We only have a couple more days left of April. May 1st, which is on Wednesday, begins the Pagan celebration of Beltaine or May Day. Today we have a quiet, gentle energy in play, with the Moon moving into Pisces. This week will see the third planet going retrograde, amping up the energy for putting the past in order and prepare for bigger changes to come. For now, let’s see what this week has in store for us.

MONDAY

Today Saturn joins Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn as it begins its retrograde cycle. For up to a week before and after today, our physical and emotional energy may feel a bit heavy, stuck, serious or sad. We might feel held back by circumstances or pressured by people or situations involving structure, rules, authority figures, expectations and responsibilities. Over the next four months, our goals and ambitions get a beneficial boost from developing and planning on a deeper level. This will be a time for reworking and refining our goals so that we can determine how we can best achieve them. Another area we may need to examine is our motives for wanting to achieve these goals, as well as how feasible they are. So we may look at how those goals, or the methods we have used to achieve them, need to be changed.

TUESDAY

Today begins with Saturn making an opposition to the Lunar North Node. When Saturn is opposite the North Lunar Node it is also conjunct the South Node. This transit shows us that there is something we need to let go of. It may be something that must end or a person or situation we need to detach ourselves from. It’s a time to stop, step back, reassess and regroup. In the late evening, the Moon will go Void of Course.

WEDNESDAY

May Day Blessings! Just before Noon today the Moon will shift into fiery Aries. 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. It is a good time for athletics, and for solving problems by ‘brainstorming’. Mercury is keeping itself busy today with 3 transits, a sextile with Mars, a square with Saturn, and a Square with the Lunar North Node today as well. The Mercury/Mars transit helps us to dig down deep to find the courage we need to speak our minds. Just keep in mind that thoughtful actions will produce positive results and by planning ahead for possible consequences we can minimize any potential conflicts. The Mercury/North Node transit can have us feeling 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. Then there is the Mercury/Saturn transit, which can bring some obstacles, delays, and over-critical thinking. So try to take things one step at a time today.

THURSDAY

Mercury continues its busyness with another square, this time with Pluto. Square aspects usually bring challenges or obstacles that we need to overcome. Mercury Square Pluto is no exception here and we need to be cautious with this transit with impulsive and obsessive interaction between quick to speak Mercury and burn your bridges, Pluto. This transit often brings some level of mental stress and pressure. Avoid the tendency to read between the lines with a negative slant, as it is bound to only stir up trouble. Consider that some situations call for keeping silent if only for the time being. Also, watch out for dramatic outbursts and events, both personally and globally. We then have a trine between Mercury and Jupiter, which can help ease the pressure of the past day or so. It will give us a chance to step back to get a broader overview of projects we are working on, especially business-related ones.

FRIDAY

Our morning begins with a Void of Course Moon that will move into Taurus in the late evening. The Taurus Moon will bring us some much-needed peace as we feel the tension of the past few days start to drop away. People tend to become calmer and peaceful under a Taurus Moon and it’s a good energy to get the weekend started.

WEEKEND

Saturday is our Taurus New Moon, which gives us the opportunity to ground and settle any energies that we have unearthed. It brings a nurturing energy that allows us to move forward and guides us to physically engage in those things that nurture us. Things like spending quality time with your family and engaging in activities that bring physical satisfaction, working with our hands in crafting, creating, cooking, gardening, cleaning and building all can bring a sense of deep satisfaction now. This also gives us a chance to pull back a bit and allow integration and rest after engaging in those new ideas and opportunities that Aries urged us to take action with.

Sunday brings an opposition between Mars and Jupiter, which can be a time of inspired action, as well as brash overconfidence. It’s an energy we may feel for up to a week prior and a week after today, where we may experience an amplification of our anger, energy, ability to take action and libido. The problem here is that this energy can be amplified to the point of us pushing ourselves beyond what is realistic, causing some to be unable to cope with boundaries that are reasonable and keep us from getting out of control. The way to work with this energy is to find that fine line of balance between our spiritual inspiration and our ego-based desires. The Moon goes Void of Course mid-afternoon.

Week Ahead – Monday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 28th

  • Posted on April 21, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Easter everyone! I’m glad to see that the warmer temperatures are coming back, just in time for the bank holiday. The Moon is in Sagittarius today, which is a great energy for parties, Easter celebrations, sneaking off into nature, or activities that are on the philosophical side of life. The week ahead has more in store, so let’s have a look at what’s ahead.

MONDAY

Today is Earth Day and we have a conjunction between the Sun and Uranus. Uranus always tells us to expect the unexpected. Its focus can be on cutting-edge technology. This transit can bring some new and unusual perspectives our way. This is a day that could turn out to be quite revolutionary and vocal, given the recent protests by high school students, for money to be put into the environment, against political administration policies. it will be interesting to see what takes place.

TUESDAY

Tuesday afternoon brings a Void of Course Moon that will be with us until just before midnight. it then moves into Capricorn, which 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. 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. We also have a conjunction between Venus and Chiron, where unresolved issues and old wounds regarding relationships and finances comes to the surface.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY

On Wednesday, take a moment to tune in and see if you can feel transforming Pluto starting its retrograde cycle. Pluto is in Capricorn now and its retrograde cycle will last for about 5 months. This period will be a time for letting go of things and people who are trying to control or manipulate us, or for us to let go of trying to control other people or situations. In the late evening, on Thursday, the Moon will go Void of Course.

FRIDAY

Mid-morning the Moon moves into Aquarius, just in time for the weekend, It’s a good energy for meeting new people, trying something new, or making a change in your usual routine. It is the right mood for turning into group energy. It encourages 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.

WEEKEND

SATURDAY

Saturday will continue with that Aquarius energy. We also have a square aspect between Mars and Neptune. For up to a week before and a week after today, we have a chance to discover and work with our blind spots and the hidden motives that tend to trip us up. Feelings of disappointment or helplessness may trigger much deeper feelings from our unconscious, making it difficult for us to know how to respond effectively in the here-and-now. It will probably help to work on owning our feelings, needs, longings and (hidden) agendas. Being honest with ourselves about what’s really going on inside of us will go a long way toward increasing our empowerment.

SUNDAY

Mid-morning the Moon will go Void of Course, where it will remain until the late evening. The Moon then moves into Pisces, bringing a mystical feeling to everyday things. 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. Just bear in mind that, there is also a tendency for getting overly involved in the problems of others, causing us to temporarily lose ourselves in the process. It’s wise to watch out for those who prey on the goodwill of others at this time.

Week Ahead – Monday, April 15th through Sunday, April 21st

  • Posted on April 14, 2019 at 7:30 am
 
Happy Sunday Everyone! Someone tell me what on earth has happened to Spring here in the UK? We’ve gone from normal springtime weather to temperatures in single digits. Kind of glad I haven’t had a chance to transfer my herbs into the garden yet! So, today we have a harmonious transit between the Sun and Jupiter, bringing optimism, social energy, and a boost to take on those large projects that need doing. Let’s have a look at what this new week brings us.
 
MONDAY
 
The Moon goes Void of Course in the wee hours of the morning and then shifts into Virgo just before noon. With Virgo, it’s the small details that seem to be more important to us. We just need to be careful of being too “nit-picky” or getting into arguments over little and insignificant things. This is not a good time for making any large, risky or important decisions though, because we tend to not be tapped into our intuition enough to foresee what the consequences of the future will be. if it involves little details, you’re good to go. Since today is Tax Day in the US, its a good one for filling out those income tax reports.
 
TUESDAY
 
Tuesday brings a challenging square between Venus and Jupiter. When the romance planet Venus squares Jupiter, the planet of luck, we tend to want to take pleasure in doing things in a very big way. The challenge is to fight those urges to overdo, overspend, and overindulge. Have fun with this energy but remember to set yourself some boundaries too.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
The Moon will be Void of Course in the early morning hours and then will move into balancing Libra just after noon today. Libra brings us a sense of calm and harmony. It’s a good energy for socializing and connecting with others. You may also find it easier to find common ground in any conflicts. The next couple of days are considered to be power days for speeches and offering your big idea. It’s also the right mood to make amends or compromise. Mercury will be moving into Aries today, and we are finally leaving its retrograde shadow. In Aries, Mercury helps us to push our ideas forward with its “Just do it!” energy. We do need to be careful of coming across as too direct, speaking out of anger, impulse or just pure impatience. There’s a tendency for missing important details now too.
 
THURSDAY/FRIDAY
 
Thursday is a quieter day for us. Friday is our Full Moon in Libra. Reflect back to the spring equinox’s Full Moon, which was at the beginning of Libra/Aries. Now we are at the very ending of these two signs. Libra is about our relationships (including lack of relationships), and Aries is about exerting your independence. This means we will see a continuation of opportunities to re-balance our relationship and individuality needs. The difference with this Full Moon is that we have an abundance of planets in action-oriented signs now. We run the risk of taking on too much so keep it in balance. The Moon will go Void of Course just after Noon and then moves into Scorpio mid-afternoon, which can be an emotionally difficult time for some. Last, we have a conjunction between Mercury and Wounded Healer Chiron. With this transit, we need to remember that words can wound, but they can also heal. Use yours wisely.
 
WEEKEND
 
SATURDAY
 
The Sun moves into earthy Taurus today, bringing our attention towards material issues, basic needs, and putting our financial houses in order. The Sun brings a gentle warmth when it moves through Taurus, encouraging languorous, almost lazy and carefree, moments of relaxation that remind us of how sweet life can be when we stop for a moment to smell the roses. The Sun is in Taurus also gives us the strength and tenacity to follow through on all those projects that were initiated and probably deserted during that impetuous Aries Sun. Taurus may not be a time for brilliant ideas or innovation, but remember that saying about reaping and sowing! Venus will be moving into her least favourite sign today as well. The goddess of beauty in Aries can help us to pick up the pace if we are willing to explore new opportunities and relationships- especially friendships and organizations in the days ahead. Also, spontaneous attractions and restless relationships are likely with the love planet in impatient Aries and we need to be careful about things like impulse buying or reckless decisions regarding passion. In all, it can be a transit that helps get us out of a rut and is also a great time for appreciating and celebrating our unique individual selves.
 
SUNDAY
 
Early Sunday morning brings a Void of Course Moon that will last for the whole day. As early evening sets in, the Moom moves into Sagittarius, an optimistic energy where 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. You may want to get out for an early Sunday evening dinner. With Taurus, we want to experience life first hand. We want to get outdoors, see the sights, connect with nature, go places we haven’t been before. Just take care because it also puts us in a risk-taking mood.

Week Ahead – Monday, April 8th through Sunday, April 14th

  • Posted on April 7, 2019 at 7:30 am
 
Happy Sunday everyone! We are moving into the midway point of April now, and this week brings us a Neptune retrograde. This retrograde will last for several months and have us reviewing big changes or cleaning up the past to get ready to move forward in much bigger ways come autumn of next year. Today we have a Taurus Moon in play and it’s a nice happy energy that lets us get into our own groove and keep it going. Let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us.
 
MONDAY
 
Monday morning starts off with a Void of Course Moon that will last until the late evening. The Moon then slips into Gemini. Under Gemini, we see a rise in sociability, cheerfulness and quick-wittedness. Our interest in information of all kinds rises as well. The Moon in Gemini favours study, intellectual pursuits, acquaintances, conferences and gatherings. However, heightened changeability and scattering your interests can prevent you from getting definite, tangible results. Under Gemini’s influence, our basic instinct is to communicate, think, and share ideas. We are motivated by a desire for variety and by an instinctive curiosity. The Moon in Gemini is light-hearted, breezy, and curious, but it can also be restless and fickle. It is a good time, however, to be on the move, travelling short distances in order to fulfil that need for new impressions, and meeting up with friends and relative.
 
TUESDAY
 
Today we have a supportive trine between Mercury and the Lunar North Node. The North Node is said to represent that which we are moving towards, the path we are currently walking in our lives, and the direction of our growth. Some refer to it as our path of Destiny. This aspect brings us 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.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Today brings a gentle and easy to get along with energy as Venus makes a conjunction with Neptune. We also have a challenging square between the Sun and Saturn happening, which isn’t a good energy for forcing anything forward that isn’t ready to move. The Venus/Neptune conjunction brings dreamy desire and romance as well as deceptive manipulation and negotiations that are self-serving. The positive side of this transit is that it can inspire a lot of creativity as well as healing faith in the areas of abundance and love. Later in the day, a sextile between Mercury and Pluto takes place, giving us an increase in our insight. It’s good for looking beyond the surface of situations. The Moon goes Void of Course in the early evening.
 
THURSDAY
 
In the very early hours of the morning, the Moon moves from the restlessness of the Gemini Moon into an instinctive need for peace and quiet. It’s a time for increased emotions, vulnerability and touchiness. Our need for seclusion could become quite strong, and there is a desire to communicate only with those closest to us. It’s a good energy for connecting with those nearest and dearest to us. Today is also the day that Neptune turns retrograde. This retrograde period takes place in Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter so this will be a more benevolent retrograde cycle. Collectively, we could see revisions in laws for international travel, foreign policies, and religious laws. Individually, this brings a process of inner expansion of our consciousness, as well as the exploration of any areas in our lives that are ruled by Sagittarius.
 
FRIDAY
 
The planets are busy today. We start off with a square between Mercury and Jupiter, which can cause us a bit of information overload, often causing us to neglect or miss important details. There is also a tendency to overstate or overexaggerate our views and situations. It can be a good opportunity to learn something about how we jump to conclusions or place blame, especially if a situation triggers something that challenges our beliefs. The Sun makes a square to the Lunar North Node as well today. This is an aspect that 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 make some feel uncomfortable. We may feel the effects of this Sun/Node transit for about a week and a half prior to, and a week and a half after this date. It can cause those areas that the Moon covers, such as our intuition, sensitivity and inner feelings, to feel unstable or out of balance. Lastly, we have a sextile between Venus and Saturn. This is a day for 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.
 
WEEKEND
 
SATURDAY
 
In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon will go Void of Course and then move into Leo as we begin our morning. We get a fun, open-hearted energy with Leo, so this is a good time for having fun and being social. You might want to leave the day open, and let your spontaneous mischievous child inside lead the way. There’s a lure to colourful, special places like museums, food fairs and festivals and glamorous high-end boutiques. It’s a mood heightened by spectacles like parades, costume parties and children’s theme parties. There’s delight in playing make-believe under this Moon, above the mundane of life. We also have a square between the Sun and Pluto, which can have our desires clashing with our current circumstances and the demands of others. Some of us may find ourselves faces with difficult people and situations that mean we have to muster our strength and stand up for what we truly believe in. The trick here is to become centred in our own empowerment rather than in power alone. A trine between Venus and the Lunar North Node rounds up the day, making us feel a bit more comfortable in our own skin as well as within the social world around us.
 
SUNDAY
 
Today the Sun moves into a supportive trine aspect with Jupiter. According to the ancients, this is one of the most positive transits. With the Sun and Jupiter working together we are able to work in harmony with our environment radiating warmth and generosity to those around us. We get a boost to our self-esteem and confidence as a result. It’s a really good energy for situations where we need to present an idea or project and need to get other people on board. We also have a sextile between Venus and Pluto happening, a subtly powerful and uplifting time for romantic/sexual relationships because our sense of attraction is very strong. Our one on one relationships get a boost and we may find we can connect on a deeper level today.

Earth Spirit Tarot’s March 2019 Newsletter

  • Posted on March 31, 2019 at 10:00 pm

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

Below is just a snippet of April’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 

April Blessings everyone!  I think we are finally starting to see the Spring weather peeking out from Winter’s cloak.  This month we celebrate April Fool’s Day, Easter, Earth Day, and St. George’s Day.

Many of us are feeling drawn toward beginning our spring cleaning as well. April is usually when I start my Spring cleaning and can start transplanting some of my herbs to my outside garden.  Clearing the home, the work space, and clearing out things within can have such a purging effect on the soul that often brings a sense of hope as we de-clutter and free up our space. It’s been proven that clutter can affect our emotional well-being and can bring on feelings of depression and stagnation. And what better way to clear all that negative energy than to have a bit of Reiki to help boost that clearing out process. I like to open the windows and smudge with Sage to clear energy in the home. I use a bit of Reiki as I go through the house as well. Feng Shui is another great tool to help redirect or neutralize any “off” energies too.

This month I have some great readings for Spring: “The Spring Cleaning” and “Spring Flower” tarot readings. In honour of April Fool’s Day, there is the “Fools Journey” and “Fool’s Choice” readings along with the “Heart of Faery” and a Feng Shui reading.  All of these can be found in the   Monthly Specials section along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life.  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.

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.

If you’re looking for some unique handcrafted items, come visit, Faery Trinkets 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.
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 now to announce the March 2019 raffle winners:

K. Wilde and V. Franks

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 April’s raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

Week Ahead – Monday, April 1st through Sunday, April 7th

  • Posted on March 31, 2019 at 7:30 am
 
Happy Sunday everyone! This week we usher in a new month. We have Mars moving into Gemini today, which turns Mars’ focus on more mental activities and things that stimulate the mind. We also are under the vibes of an Aquarius Moon, so exploring new things and meeting new people are all supported today. Let’s see what this new week has in store for us!
 
MONDAY
 
Monday, April Fool’s Day, begins with an early morning Void of Course Moon, which will stay with us until the early afternoon. It then moves into mystical Pisces. 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. Our emotions predominate over common sense, so it is better to do things which require imagination and inspiration, rather than reason and cool logic. Also, our bodies may be more responsive than usual to alcohol, drugs and medicines, so beware of overdoses. 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.
 
TUESDAY
 
Today we have a conjunction between Mercury and Neptune, where we can feel our intuitive creativity being stimulated. It’s a day for daydreaming, visualization, and prophecy. However, communications may be unclear, vague, or downright confused. We could be subject to deception as well. During this time it may be best to avoid signing contracts. For those who are more sensitive to this transits’ energies, a need for finding quiet time to meditate or just be alone with our thoughts could be strong.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Today, warrior planet Mars mingles with Chiron. Swords, scalpels, knives, and words can all be used with pinpoint accuracy and dexterity during this transit. It brings us a chance to take action that can bring about some healing resolutions to long-standing, ongoing problems we have been dealing with. We get a boost of get up and go, extra confidence, and some empowerment that allows us to help others. In the late afternoon, the Moon will go Void of Course until tomorrow morning.
 
THURSDAY
 
In the early hours of Thursday, the Moon shifts from dreamy and diffused Pisces to fired up Aries. Some may actually feel this shift more than others, finding themselves waking early with a lot of energy. An Aries Moon tends to bring conflict more than most times, with emotional tensions growing, people becoming short-tempered and impulsive. However, it becomes easier to shake old problem and the weight of tiresome responsibility. This Moon favours occupations which demand courage, decisiveness, swiftness and initiative, but anything which requires patience, diligence and diplomacy are likely to decline now. It is a good time for athletics, and for solving problems by ‘brainstorming’. We also have an opposition between Pluto and The North Lunar Node, which is going to be about letting go of obsessive behaviours and focus. 
 
FRIDAY
 
Friday is our Aries New Moon. When we have a New Moon we also have the Sun in the same sign, which is why these energies are so focused and potent. For those who do energy and spell work, the New Moon is the perfect time for setting intentions for the things you wish to create, cultivate, manifest and develop. Its energies differ from the Full Moon in that the New Moon looks inward. It is the void empty space between letting go of the old and waiting for the new, and this can be frightening for some. A Void is meant to be filled though and we need to not fill it with frightened and uncertain energies, but rather fill it with hopes, wishes and desires.
 
With Aries energy in the New Moon, we are brought fresh winds of courage and inspiration to persevere. It’s a good opportunity to look back and reflect on the recent situations and opportunities in our lives where we can now see more clearly, accept what has passed and move on.
 
WEEKEND
 
SATURDAY
 
The Moon will be Void of Course in the early morning hours until mid-afternoon. It then shifts into earthy Taurus, where we feel the tension of the past few days start to drop away. People tend to become calmer and peaceful under these energies. 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.
 
SUNDAY
 
Sunday brings a sextile between Mercury and Saturn, which is a supportive transit that can help us to bring mental and disciplinary influences together to create a balanced atmosphere for working together. Our focus is on bettering situations around us so it makes a good time for taking stock of what needs to be corrected or adjusted in our lives. Saturn’s discipline to thinking gives that gentle nudge needed to focus on and work on the small details rather than just looking at the big picture. It’s a good time to focus our energy on completing those difficult tasks we may have been putting aside till now. You may just find that those blocked situations can now be resolved more easily.