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Week Ahead – Monday, November 12th through Sunday, November 18th

  • Posted on November 11, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! We’re at the midway point of the month this week, and we will feel a shift in some energies as the weeks plays out. Today we have the Moon in Capricorn, which will be with us for the next couple of day. It’s a good energy for tending to those practical tasks, responsibilities, and anything that makes you feel productive. Now let’s see what this week has in store for us.
 
MONDAY/TUESDAY
 
Monday is a quiet one, but we still have that productive Capricorn Moon to work with. Mid-afternoon on Tuesday the Moon will go Void of Course briefly, and then move into Aquarius, an energy that supports meeting up with friends and sharing our higher ideals and innovative ideas. It is a good period for reading, study and scientific pursuits. However, activities which require subordination and discipline, as well as jobs which bore you, will go from bad to worse now.
 
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
 
Wednesday is another quiet one but Thursday is when we see a shift in energies and this is down to Mars moving from Aquarius into Pisces. Mars has spent an unusually long time in Aquarius due to the warrior planet being retrograde over this summer. In Pisces, we get a softer, compassionate, intuitive, and spiritual vibe. This can make us feel less motivated to go after traditional goals, and more motivated to pursue spiritual or emotional drives. Mars will be here for about 6 weeks allowing us to push forward with a bit more discretion and kindness. Spiritual tasks, charitable acts, compassionate gestures and imaginative pursuits flow more freely with this transit. It can allow us to more easily connect to spiritual, artistic, creative, and intuitive energy. Listen to what your body, actions, and reactions are telling you now. You may find yourself feeling a bit spacey now and need to be careful of falling into despondency. But it can help to do things that will feed your spirit in a natural way. We also have a sextile between Mars and Uranus today, bringing feelings of enthusiasm towards the work we are doing.
 
FRIDAY
 
Friday brings two more energy shifts our way. Our early Friday morning starts off with a brief Void of Course Moon that will then move into Pisces as we begin our morning. 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. Today, Mercury begins its Retrograde cycle in Sagittarius. 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. In Sagittarius, we are focusing on the big picture and this can feel a bit daunting at times. We also have Venus ending her Retrograde cycle, which means its now time to make decisions based on what we have learned about our values and relationships over the past few weeks.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday brings a challenging square between Mercury and Neptune, and under this transit, our mental focus can feel a bit clouded, confused or lethargic. Many of us may feel a bit out of whack and off balance. We’ll need to balance our left brain analytical side with our intuitive right brain thinking by being less rigid and more open to a new perspective. We are under the Pisces Moon for today and this evening, so its a good time for seeing a movie, doing something spiritual, or something romantic.
 
Sunday begins with a Void of Course Moon in the early morning, and this will be in effect until mid-afternoon when the Moon then shifts into 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. 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. As we enter this phase of emotional directness and impulsiveness, one marked by forceful and powerful feelings, we tend to gravitate towards emotional beginnings, a fresh start, perhaps the establishment of new habit patterns – so make sure they’re good ones, because they’ll set the tone for you for quite some time to come!
 

Week Ahead – Monday, November 5th through Sunday, November 11th

  • Posted on November 4, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a fun Samhain/Halloween. The USA will be turning their clocks back today. We are entering our first full week of a new month, and this week is going to be very changeable indeed! Today we are under some Libra Moon energy, which is a supportive energy for relationships conversations and any talks that need a bit of diplomacy. This energy will continue into Monday. Let’s see what the rest of this week has in store.
 
MONDAY/TUESDAY
 
Monday is a quiet one in the skies, aside from the balancing energy we are still getting from the Libra Moon. The vibe changes on Tuesday beginning with an early morning Void of Course Moon. We also have Uranus moving backwards into Aries, so expect the unexpected. Uranus first entered Aries in 2011, so think back to anything you have had to release since that time and get moving with it. Uranus in Aries is a potentially volatile combination. In our personal lives, we can watch out for throwing anger at others instead of taking responsibility for ourselves and picking petty fights rather than channelling outrage into positive outlets for transforming the world. We’ll have to navigate the balance between being independent and taking care of ourselves while asking for help when we need it and offering support to people in need rather than judging them. Uranus also makes a challenging square to the Lunar North Node, where we can find our best-chosen plans, even our entire life’s direction suddenly goes off the rails. This tends to be a time of unexpected changes that can force us to refocus entirely on where our path is going. The Lunar North Node will be moving into Cancer today as well so the next year and a half will bring a time for working on balancing our nurturing and emotional security with our boundaries and responsibilities.
 
The Moon will be moving into Scorpio in the early afternoon as well, so we really 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. An emotionally difficult time. There is increased jealousy, greediness, envy and other negative feelings. The colours of the world turn black and white. Sexuality and sensuality go up and strong, powerful emotions run high, whilst diplomacy and tact will noticeably decline. However, it is a good time for any occupation which needs intensity and total devotion. The Sun makes a trine with Neptune today as well, where our imagination is stimulated which is great for those who work in a creative field because they will find expressing themselves flows easily through their specific artistic outlet.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Wednesday is our Scorpio New Moon, which is at the middle degree of this sign. This is considered to be very powerful because it falls halfway between the autumn equinox and winter solstice. It’s a New Moon where we go down to our emotional depths in order to get in touch with that place within ourselves that feels vulnerable. It’s an intense place that reminds us of what is important in our lives. Jupiter will also make a trine with the Lunar North Node. For up to a week or so before and after today, you may feel inspired and excited about the possibilities that are open to you. Jupiter is in the last degree of Scorpio now, which asks us to bring something to completion and then let it go.
 
THURSDAY
 
The Moon will be Void of Course mid-morning, which will stay with us until the early evening when the Moon moves into Sagittarius. When the Moon is in Sagittarius our focus turns from inner soul searching to exploring the world around us. 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. Jupiter will be joining the Moon in Sagittarius today. Remember what I said about completion and letting go? Well, this is the reward for doing so. With the planet of generosity moving into optimistic Sagittarius for the coming year, we can now take a risk on adventure.
 
FRIDAY
 
Our week ends on an optimistic note that will last into the weekend. We have a harmonious trine between Venus and Mars today so try to get out and share this time with someone you enjoy being around. Life does seem to flow easier at this time but don’t let that put you off your guard because it will only last a few days. Since this transit can assist us in getting what we want right now, we need to be careful as we try to identify what exactly it is that we want. This transit brings a sensual energy, a time to be loved and to love back.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday is a quiet one but we do have the Taurid meteor shower happening. Enjoy the show and maybe wish upon a star! Sunday begins with a brief early morning Void of Course Moon that quickly moves into Capricorn. This can be a good couple of days for any activities that require extra responsibility and discipline. 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 want to feel productive and the next couple of days are great for pushing past difficult obstacles. We also have a sextile between the Sun and Pluto today and under this transit we can feel our sense of purpose grow stronger, allowing us to tap into the deeper levels of our energy stores and determination. We do need to take care though that we are not coming across as too forceful or pushy. It’s a good energy for those situations where we need to make a strong impression, but not so much in cases where a more delicate touch is needed.

 

Earth Spirit Tarot’s November 2018 Newsletter

  • Posted on October 31, 2018 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 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

Welcome November 2018

“November comes, And November goes,
With the last red berries, And the first white snows.
With night coming early, And dawn coming late,
And ice in the bucket, And frost by the gate.
The fires burn, And the kettles sing,
And earth sinks to rest, Until next spring.
– Clyde Watson

 

What’s New This Month 

Happy November everyone!  November looks like it will be a busy month! We have Uranus retrograde moving into Aries and this influence will be with us until March. Expect the unexpected with Uranus and work on letting go of that which you do not want to carry forward. Venus will end her retrograde cycle mid-month and the focus here is on our relationships, whether they are going to move forward or be released. At the same time, Mercury begins its retrograde until the vstart of December, so be flexible with plans. Jupiter will me moving into Sagittarius for the coming year, so be ready for expansive adventures! Lastly, the Lunar nodes make vtheir move from Aquarius and Leo, into Capricorn vand Cancer, where they will remain until May of 2020. This means our boundaries and responsibilities need to be blended well with family, home, and our emotional security.

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 Roompage.  Don’t forget to check out the other areas on the Readings page, like theOracles, 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 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.

You can follow me on Facebook and keep up with the latest planetary transits: www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-Spirit-Tarot/202568966439

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 2018 raffle winners:

L. Tomas and P. Jones 

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 29th through Sunday, November 4th

  • Posted on October 28, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! It’s time for the UK to turn those clocks back today! We are down to the last few days of October and getting ready for another new month to begin. November looks to be an interesting month, with Venus still retrograde until the 16th, and Mercury beginning its retrograde cycle around the same time. We’ve had Uranus retrograde in Taurus since May, but this changes when Uranus moves into Aries, where it will remain until spring of next year. What this means for us is that we are urged to finish any old business, some stuff as far back as 2011 when Uranus first moved into Aries. For today, we are under the influence of a Gemini Moon, so it’s a good day for communicating and occupying our minds with interesting things. Let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us.
 
MONDAY
 
As we begin our work week we feel the restlessness of the Gemini Moon gives way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet today as the Moon moves into Cancer. The next couple of days are good for taking care of hearth and home, family matters, and taking care of ourselves. Mercury is busy today as well, with a conjunction with Jupiter, and a trine with Chiron. The Mercury/Jupiter conjunction makes it a good day for getting up early and getting a head start on projects and anything communication-related. The trine between Mercury and Chiron helps to open up the door of positive and healing communication with those around us. You will find that people are more willing to listen now and show understanding. We can use this transit’s energies to heal negative attitudes while motivating ourselves to change our perspective. For those who are overly critical of themselves or speak negatively about themselves, you will find that you are now able to accept and reconcile those things that you dislike about yourself to create a more peaceful and balanced way of thinking.
 
TUESDAY
 
Today brings us a challenging square between Venus and the Lunar North Node, where 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. 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. Disagreements and upsets with others at this time could make us feel less positive about our lives and if this is the case, we need to look a bit more closely at what it is that we are disagreeing about. We need to step back and ask ourselves if our responses to these things mirror our true values, or do we need to tweak our values at this time. Renegotiating our priorities in order to create balance may be needed as well. 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.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Happy Samhain/Halloween! This is a busy day in the skies for us and it starts off with an early morning, very brief Void of Course Moon that will then move into heart opening Leo. This is a great energy for those Halloween parties and letting yourself be a kid again. We have Mercury moving into Sagittarius, where it will be when it goes retrograde in a couple of weeks, so this gives us an idea about what will be breaking down over the next few weeks. Mercury in Sagittarius is about refocusing, readjusting, freedom, and independence. Mercury will also be making a harmonious trine with the Lunar North Node today, making this 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.
 
Venus is a bit busy today as well. We have an opposition with Uranus, which can make our interactions with others surprising, and we may experience sudden changes in agreements. Venus will be moving into Libra later this evening. As amorous Venus enters her airy home sign of Libra we find we are more inclined to employ charm rather than aggressive behavior. It’s a time that bodes well for peace, harmony and a more objective view of our relationships.
 
On a side note, we’ve had Pluto moving from north to south of the ecliptic (the path that the Sun follows) for a few months now. This last happened in the 1930’s, and some sources have pegged October 31st as the day it crosses. Now, its hard to really say what this means because it affects a few generations of people. But Pluto is about transformation and letting go of the past so that we can move towards what comes next. Pluto helps us to clear anything that gets between ourselves and our connection to that universal connection to the Source.
 
THURSDAY
 
Today, Jupiter makes a trine to the Wounded Healer, Chiron. Trines often go by unnoticed because they make things feel as they should be. So we can use this trine to go with the flow and take a break. Depending on whether our “wound” is mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual will determine what form of relaxation we take now. This can raise our level of optimism for the next few weeks regarding things that would normally cause us stress. We feel better about ourselves, our physical appearance, or our life in general. For some, this transit may aggravate that “wound” in some form. Keep in mind that Jupiter works as a magnifier, amplifying anything it touches. If you are struggling with low self-esteem or health issues for example, of feeling socially cut off, this transit could make those things seem much bigger, causing us to want to hide away for a bit. If you find yourself in that position you can use it to benefit yourself. It will give you that chance to really look at what it is that is bothering you and possibly help you to find a way of dealing with it. If you start feeling too overwhelmed, turn your attention on yourself with a bit of pampering or do something that helps you to feel good.
 
FRIDAY
 
Our morning begins with a brief Void of Course Moon that will then move into Virgo, where people tend to become more rational and practical. When the Moon is in Virgo we instinctually gravitate towards practical activities. This makes it a good time for doing routine work that requires precision, concentration on detail and hard work. It favours clearing, refining, purging, detoxing and organizing. It also favours launching self-improvement schemes. A Virgo Moon always reminds me of Spring cleaning where we de-clutter, make room, open the windows and let the fresh air flow through. On a more mental level, some may crave mentally stimulating puzzles, games and reading to satisfy the active mind. Conversations can be full of everyday analysis of events and people, sometimes critical or fault-finding. For those who have felt overwhelmed by life, now is a time when you can break down those problems into smaller, individual, and more manageable tasks.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday is a quiet one in the skies, but we still have that Virgo Moon energy to work with to keep us busy. It’s also time to turn those clocks back in the USA this evening (2am Sunday technically)! Sunday starts us off with a Void of Course Moon that will then move into balancing Libra. The Moon in Libra creates this feeling of harmony and calm. Under this Moon, we especially enjoy being pampered, and we’re more apt to dote on a friend or mate. So use this energy to do something nice for yourself and those you care for.
 

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

  • Posted on October 21, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! We are down to our last full week of October already! The trees are changing in all of their colourful glory and the days are definitely growing shorter. We have an interesting week ahead with a Taurus Full moon, the Sun moving into Scorpio, and Venus still in her retrograde cycle. Today we still have the Moon in Pisces, a kind of quiet energy. Use today to get ready for the coming week because the start of the work week may feel a bit rushed. Some of you may have a restless night with the Moon making its move into Aries. Now, let’s see what this week has in store for us.
 
MONDAY
 
Our morning begins with an early Void of Course Moon that will be moving into fiery Aries as we start our day. 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. 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. Our pioneering impulses are strong as well under this influence, and we tend to feel more energetic, spontaneous, and enthusiastic. This can be an emotionally cathartic few days. 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. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Pluto, a transit where our communications are fuelled by our passion. We do run the risk of speaking too forcefully though or being too pushy in trying to get what we want, and this is magnified with that Aries Moon energy. 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.
 
TUESDAY
 
Today the Sun moves into Scorpio, so Happy Solar Return to all of your native Scorpio’s 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. Holding onto what has lost its value becomes very costly, making this a time to eliminate objects, aspirations, behaviour and people that we can no longer afford. Scorpio brings a certain intensity that challenges us to really look more closely at how this intensity is manifesting in our lives. Scorpio asks “What are you passionate about? What lights that fire in you?” The Sun will also be making an opposition to Uranus today, whose energy can be like a wake-up call. Life will definitely be a bit unpredictable at this time which means we need to be on our toes and flexible! Some may feel very stressed out by this energy where others will feel inspired and excited. This transit is like a sudden spotlight on a darkened path that reveals a new path altogether for us. 
 
We may feel a bit shaken up, startled, even caught off guard or confused and uncertain about what we should do next. When this happens it is best to take a step back, centre yourself and then look at the situation again to see what that light is shining on for us. Later this evening the Moon will be in her quiet Void of Course stage.
 
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
 
By mid-afternoon the Moon will shift into earthy Taurus, allowing the tensions of the past few days slip away. We tend to become calmer, peaceful, and feel more stable and secure under its influence. We may feel ourselves slowing down a bit now. The grounded nature of Taurus allows us to be focused on one thing. It’s a fixed sign, that inspires us to go into something fully, to flesh it out. The Taurus energy helps you discover your natural talent. And you might find it easier to practice your craft or hobby. You can get in the zone of work, and take pleasure in making real progress. It’s an excellent time to be in the studio or with your musical instrument. You can earth your dreams in real ways. In the early evening the Moon will reach her Full lunation, so we have that mix of Taurus and Scorpio energy in play. Venus is making her way towards Scorpio as well during her retrograde cycle. So these energies will shine a light on our relationships, finances, and values. It will be pushing us to go to a deeper level to determine if we are getting what we need and desire, and what may be getting in the way of that. This isn’t just about people getting in our way, but about our own attitudes, behaviours, and beliefs.
 
Over on the other side of the sky, we have Uranus connecting with this emotional Moon, so we can expect some internal struggles between wanting to keep our emotions, safe, secure, and comforted, and wanting a sense of freedom no matter the cost. The Moon is also challenging our spiritual destiny nodes, which can make us feel as if we are being pulled apart at the seams. A familiar theme has been occurring for the past year and a half where we feel we need to detach ourselves from the drama of our lives and the world around us in order to figure out where our heart is engaged, and where it wants to go in another direction. We have a few fixed signs in the skies right now, which is great for persevering through these challenges, however, it isn’t the easiest energy for letting go. Venus makes a sextile to Saturn later in the day, which brings out our 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. Many of us may feel less than social at this time and steer away from conversations that seem frivolous or gossipy. But discussing financial matters and relationship responsibilities can go well under this transit.
 
FRIDAY
 
Today starts us off with the Sun aligning with Venus, which is still retrograde. It brings a nice blend of harmony and energy that makes it a good day to share with others, and makes a great energy for any Halloween parties going on. Under this social transit’s energy, we want to be seen and get noticed, mainly for our natural qualities. This desire to be social opens up doors of opportunity for us to reach out and connect with others today, as well as allows us to express ourselves with ease, charm, and grace. Whether you find yourself spending time with others or on your own, pursuing the things you love and enjoy comes easily now. This transit can also make us feel a bit on the lazy side and self-indulgent side so we need to be careful in how we plan the day. Try to keep it as low key as possible, avoiding filling your schedule with hectic and demanding tasks. Take the time to appreciate the beauty of nature all around you. Take a stroll through the park, visit an art museum or attend a social gathering. Don’t be surprised if a love interest is revived today or you seem to attract love and money situations your way.
 
WEEKEND
 
The Moon moved into Gemini in the late hours of Friday evening so this energy will be in play throughout the weekend. Gemini is a talkative Moon, where 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. But Oh, how short our attention span is when the Moon is in Gemini. There’s this restlessness in the air many feels. We want to be out and about, see new things and socializing. It can be a great time to catch up with friends or send out lots of messages (email, text messages, written letter). Our communication is short and fast. We meet n’ greet, but aren’t in the mood for anything too heavy. It’s a time where we exchange bits of information, facts, and witty observations. It’s also a good time for tying up loose ends, as long as no serious thought is required. It’s also a time for experimentation, perhaps mashing up your personal style. You might change your outfit many times, or coax out one of your lesser-known personalities. Watch out for the appearance of the evil twin, who utters things that you don’t really mean, just to say them. There may be no rhyme or reason for behaviour-thoughts-feelings today, and it’s all okay. Saturday also brings a sextile between the Sun and Saturn, which is great for taking care of loose ends and attending to small details. Focusing on practical matters and getting organized are good things to focus on now, especially if you are laying the foundation for something positive to grow. Sunday is a quiet one in the skies, with an early morning Void of Course Moon that will last until Monday morning.

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

  • Posted on October 14, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! We are now heading into the middle half of October with Halloween not too far off. Today we are under the influence of a Void of Course Moon, but this changes later this evening when the Moon moves into Capricorn. This Capricorn Moon energy will be with us until Wednesday morning, so its a good time for getting those tangible goals accomplished. Let’s see what this new week has in store for us.
 
MONDAY/TUESDAY
 
On Monday we have a conjunction between Mercury and Venus, 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. The areas of music, art, drama…anything that provides us with a pleasant diversion will draw our attention now. We still have that Capricorn Moon energy on Tuesday, so its a good day for business lunches. In the late evening, the Moon will go Void of Course.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
As we rise to start our day on Wednesday, the Moon will have shifted into Aquarius, changing the tone of energy. An Aquarius Moon wants freedom and change from our boring routines. It is a good period for reading, study and scientific pursuits. However, activities which require subordination and discipline, as well as jobs which bore you, will go from bad to worse now. The Moon in Aquarius can bring blessed relief from too much emoting. It allows us the distance to see the big picture. The mood takes us down tangents of thought or brings exciting flash ideas. It’s a great time for tuning into the collective currents. It favors social networking via the net or experimenting with other technologies that keep you connected. It’s time for embracing the new, the futuristic and innovative. 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.
 
THURSDAY/FRIDAY
 
Thursday is a quiet one in the skies, but we do still have that Aquarius Moon energy to work with. The tone becomes more relaxed on Friday. In the afternoon the Moon goes Void of COurse, where it will remain until the early evening. It then moves into Pisces, where our lives can take on a kind of mystical quality at the emotional and instinctive levels. Dreams and illusions, forgiveness, and understanding human frailties: these things arouse deep feelings for us. A sensitivity of feeling is acute and boundaries between each of us dissolve when the Moon is passing through Pisces. We’ve got a heightened sense of empathy and can show compassion for human struggles and weakness. 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. We have a trine between Mercury and Neptune in play, and imagination and intuition run high when these two planets meet. We may find that we are in the right place at the right time, or that we get the information we want almost “magically”. While this is mostly a time for being optimistic, creative, intuitive, and hopeful it is also a smart move to keep at least one foot on terra firma. We also have a challenging square between Mercury and Mars going on, and this transit is characterized by hot debates, fiery speech and lots of arguments. We may experience this in forms of conflict or we may find these exchanges as challenging yet stimulating. We just need to remember to pace all of that mental energy. We can get through this one by keeping a tight rein on our judgment and objectivity when having verbal duels. We can tap into this energy and use it to fan the flames of motivation or take our ideas and use them to generate some positive and constructive action.
 
WEEKEND
 
There isn’t much else happening in the skies for this weekend, but we do have the sociable Pisces Moon energy lingering, so use that to get out and see a good movie or listen to some live music. Early Monday brings an Aries Moon our way so many of you may feel the restless effects of this on Sunday night when you are trying to get to bed. Find some ways to get rid of that extra energy if you can before bedtime.
 

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

  • Posted on October 7, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! Today we are under the influence of a practical Virgo Moon, so we will feel more inclined to do mundane tasks around the home, or tend to our spiritual, inner needs later in the day when the Moon goes Void of Course. Let’s have a look at what the week ahead has in store for us.
 
MONDAY
 
In the wee hours of Monday morning, the Moon moves into Libra, which creates a feeling of calm and harmony for us now. It’s easier to connect with people under a Libra Moon and we are more likely to be willing to make compromises. 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. Things we like to do under a Libra Moon include mediating, negotiating a fair deal, restoring balance with a friend or family member, taking it easy, beautifying your home space, meditating, decorating, de-cluttering, throwing a dinner party, attending a lecture, visiting a museum, writing or editing, experimenting with fashion, indulging in luxury.
 
TUESDAY
 
Tuesday morning we have a Void of Course Moon, as well as a New Moon which will be in Libra. We have a few things going on with this New Moon with Venus in her retrograde cycle and a “let go, let god” vibe coming from Pluto. Libra wants us to live our lives in balance and is normally a very social moon, but with Venus in Scorpio right now, along with Pluto’s death and rebirth energies, we get this added dose of deep private emotions over the next few days. So this New Moon is about allowing ourselves to be vulnerable with those who are in our inner circle and keeping healthy boundaries with those who think they know better what you should do than you do yourself. While all of this is going on, we have the wounded healer Chiron taking a temporary step backward into Pisces, where it has been since 2011. So this makes a good time for forgiveness and compassion, as well as letting ourselves open up to a higher vision that emanates from our spiritual center.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Early Wednesday morning the Moon moves into brooding Scorpio. This is 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 also have Mercury joining the Moon in Scorpio today and under this sign, we can find superficial conversations downright annoying. We are more drawn to deep focused research. Mercury makes an opposition to Uranus today, so we will also need to be flexible because Uranus can throw curve balls and surprises our way. Lastly, we have a challenging square between Venus and Mars, which makes it not such a good time for having those difficult relationship conversations.
 
THURSDAY/FRIDAY
 
On Thursday we have Mercury making a challenging square to the Lunar North 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 good idea to keep a low profile today and not decide to just up and abandon your current life’s path! It’s more a matter of us being challenged to see that path more clearly. In the wee hours of Friday morning, the Moon will go Void of Course and then move into Sagittarius before Noon. Sagittarius brings us a sense of peace and stability and 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. It’s also a good vibe for social activities and parties. We also have the Sun in a challenging square with Pluto, and this will call upon our inner strength as we find our desires clashing with our current circumstances and the demands of others. It can definitely be a time of challenge, feeling our sense of purpose, direction, and identity blocked in this way and adding to the energy of the Mercury/Lunar Node challenge. Last up is a sextile between Mercury and Saturn, 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.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday is a quiet one in the skies for us, which is good after the mix of energies we have had over the past couple of days. We are still under the effects of the optimistic Sagittarius Moon though, so use that to get out and have a bit of fun. In the early hours of Sunday morning, the Moon will go Void of Course and remain that way until the evening, when it shifts into Capricorn, where our emotional charge seems to decrease as our feelings of duty and responsibility move to the fore. 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. Some of the things we are drawn to do under a Capricorn Moon are meeting with clients or collaborators; putting together a proposal; considering investments; acting or speaking with authority; working with a mentor or “mentee”; upholding a long-standing tradition; taking control of a situation.

Earth Spirit Tarot’s October 2018 Newsletter

  • Posted on September 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm

“Between the heavens and the earth
The way now opens to bring forth
The Hosts of those who went on before;
Hail! We see them now come through the Open Door.
Now the veils of worlds are thin;
To move out you must move in.
Let the Balefires now be made,
Mine the spark within them laid.
Move beyond the fiery screen,
Between the seen and the unseen;
Shed your anger and your fear,
Live anew in a new year!”
– Lore of the Door 

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 October’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 

Happy October all! We are now officially heading into Autumn and Winter. The nights draw closer, days seem shorter, and our focus is on harvesting all that we have worked so hard on this year. I love this time of year! We celebrate Halloween, or Samhain, which is the Pagan New Year this month. We also turn the clocks back one hour around this time too. UK’s Daylight Savings is on October 28th, the US’s is November 4th and October 7th for Australia.

Let’s see what tricks and treats I have for you this month! I have our favourite Samhain New Year reading and the Trick or Treat reading. The Afterlife Communication reading is a good way to connect with our ancestors as the veil lifts this month.  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, 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 this month’s 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.

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 September 2018 raffle winners:

G. Bennings and D. Farrer

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 1st through Sunday, October 7th

  • Posted on September 30, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! Well, its the last day of September and it sure seems to have gone fast. We are entering my favourite month of the year now. I love October when Autumn is getting into full swing, Halloween/Samhain is around the corner, and the wonderful smells that come with the Autumnul weather, like wood-burning stoves, home cooked stews, and baked goods. It warms the heart on chilly days. Today we are under the influence of a Gemini Moon, so its a good day for communicating, sharing ideas, fact gathering, or just letting your curiosity lead you somewhere new and interesting. Now, let’s see what this first week of October has in store for us!
 
MONDAY
 
Our Monday starts out with us still being under that Gemini energy until the evening, when it moves into the calmer sign of Cancer. 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.  This Moon makes us quick to tear up and have sentimental moments. But it’s about being enriched by close ties, and the safety of home, too.  It’s not necessarily mellow, but there’s a sense of wanting to be enclosed, private, in familiar environs.
 
TUESDAY
 
Tuesday brings us a square between Mercury and 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 an impulsive and obsessive interaction between quick to speak Mercury and burn your bridges, Pluto. This is a time when our minds are more suspicious and perhaps negative. Some of us may experience some level of mental stress and pressure. We will need to avoid the tendency to read between the lines with a negative slant, as it is bound to only stir up trouble. It’s a transit where we feel that need to be heard and there is that danger of us pushing our beliefs and opinions on others, and vice versa. Showing a bit of restraint in our desires to persuade others is necessary or we could come across as a bit over eager and defeat our own cause. Also, watch out for dramatic outbursts and events, both personally and globally.
 
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
Our Wednesday morning begins with a Void of Course Moon that stays with us until the late evening, when it then moves into heart opening Leo. A Leo Moon can bring 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. Thursday is a quiet one in the skies for us, but we still have that Leo energy to play around with.
 
FRIDAY
 
Today the Moon will go Void of Course just after Noon. Its also the day the Venus starts her retrograde cycle. For a week or more before and after this date, we may experience some intense energy in the areas of relationships, finances, beauty, self-worth and harmony. It’s somewhat like Mercury going retrograde, where we go over ground we have already covered to tweak, polish, refine and adjust those areas being affected in our lives. Venus will be in retrograde until November 15th, and it can be a time when underlying issues in relationships of all kinds can turn into conflicts. In other cases, some ongoing conflicts could settle down or take a step back. It’s a time when we all regroup and reassess our value system and what is important to us. Where material and financial issues are concerned, we may see a shift where either resources and income become a bit scarce and force us to rethink our material focus, or resources are suddenly plentiful.
 
WEEKEND
 
Just after midnight on Saturday morning the Moon enters practical Virgo. So this weekend will be focused on doing those practical activities. We want to set things right and we may easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. This makes it a good time for doing routine work that requires precision, concentration on detail and hard work. Health matters can also come into focus now. In this mutable earth sign of Virgo, the mood is geared toward busy productivity and adjusting with minor tweaks here and there. It favours clearing, refining, purging, detoxing and organizing. It also favours launching self-improvement schemes. This Virgo energy will remain with us until Sunday afternoon when the Moon goes Void of Course.

Week Ahead – Monday, September 24th through Sunday, September 30th

  • Posted on September 23, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone and Mabon/Autumn Equinox blessings! We are into the last full week of September now, and the days are slowly getting shorter. We have an abundance of planets that are in action-oriented signs right now (Aries, Libra, and Capricorn). This will help us accomplish a great deal, but we need to be careful of over-committing ourselves. We have the Sun moving into Libra today and the Moon is still in Pisces, so we not have the mental focus we need for any projects that require real focus. Today is one of those days that you’re better off easing into. So, without further ado, let’s see what this week has in store for us!
 
MONDAY
 
Our Monday begins with an early morning Void of Course Moon that will be with us until early tomorrow morning. Mercury will be sextile the Lunar North Node today as well. Mercury represents our rational mind. Its the planet of everyday communication and expression. It signifies our curiosity and what areas of life we find stimulating and appealing on a mental level. The Lunar North Node symbolizes a forward motion point in our lives, what our overall lesson is. Some believe it shows us our destiny. When Mercury interacts with either of the Nodes, it promises a highlight on movement. In this case, it focuses on how we communicate and plan our destiny. If you have something you need to tell the world, now is the time to do it!
 
TUESDAY
 
In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon moves into Aries, as well as beginning its Full lunation. It’s a Harvest Full Moon and one where we re-balance our individual needs and our relationship needs. We also have a challenging square between the Sun and Saturn going on. Chiron is also aligned with this Full Moon, so healing our emotions or helping others with their emotional well-being is supported. The Sun’s transits to planets in a person’s natal chart represents brief influences that usually last around a day. So today will highlight those areas where we need to accept our own limitations, boundaries, and expectations. There are positives with this transit too if we take the time to understand the nature of the situation. For example, an area of our lives may be pruned back in order to keep things under better control, or as a way to make room for something new to grow. This is the kind of day/transit that usually has a very important lesson for us to learn about ourselves.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
Wednesday morning is a quiet one for us, with a Void of Course Moon just before noon. Later in the day, Mars will be making an opposition to the Lunar North Node. This transit has a loner vibe, where we choose to act on our own decisions regardless of what others may think. It may feel like our desires and actions are out of harmony with the social norms, and there is a tendency to feel a bit frustrated or angry. So we need to take care that we don’t lash out at others for no apparent reason, and vice versa. You may need to give some people a wider birth just now.
 
THURSDAY/FRIDAY
 
Thursday morning sees the Moon moving into earthy Taurus, where 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. We have the Sun in a sextile with the Lunar North Node, which allows us to work in harmony within our social conditions. It’s a good energy for creative fields such as drama, music, art and culture. We also have a trine between the Sun and Mars, where we feel its easier to lead rather than follow. It boosts our confidence levels and our instincts will feel more in tune today. Friday is a quiet day with a Void of Course Moon taking place just before midnight.
 
WEEKEND
 
The weekend starts us off with the Moon still Void of Course and then slipping into Gemini in the early afternoon. When the Moon is in Gemini we become active, feel stronger emotional sensitivity and a need for socializing. So its a good energy for the weekend. Get out and explore, meet new people, communicate, and share ideas. Some of us will try to do everything all at once, which later leaves us stuck with unfinished projects and ideas. 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. It’s time for experimentation, perhaps mashing up your personal style. You might change your outfit many times, or coax out one of your lesser-known personalities. Watch out for the appearance of the evil twin, who utters things that you don’t really mean, just to say them. There may be no rhyme or reason for behaviour-thoughts-feelings today, and it’s all okay. Sunday afternoon sees the Moon going Void of Course.