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Earth Spirit Tarot’s March 2015 Newsletter

  • Posted on February 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm

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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 March’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!

Blessings everyone and happy March!  I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for the days to start getting warmer. The saying goes “In like a lion, out like a lamb” and we sure have had some blustery weather. So hopefully the next few weeks will bring some calmer weather our way. This month we are celebrating the Spring Equinox/Ostara, St. Patrick’s Day, the turning forward of the clocks, and Mothering Sunday. Day light savings begins on Sunday, March 8th in the USA & Canada, and on Sunday, March 29th for the UK.

We have some interesting stuff happening this month with the start of the eclipses. Our first one is on March 20th and will be in Pisces, a sign that it last graced back in 2007. This means its time for a new vision and I am really excited to see what this Eclipse/New Moon/Spring Equinox will bring us! We will also be experiencing the last of the 7 squares between Pluto and Uranus, a challenging aspect that started back in the summer of 2012.

This month, in my Monthly Specials section you will find my annual Ostara/Spring Equinox reading and a Luck of the Irish reading to honour St. Patrick’s Day. 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 may also want to check out my Solar Eclipse and New Moon Tarot Readings for this momentous occassion!  These can be found under Tarot Readings in the Lunar and Solar section.  There are many specialized readings (tarot, runes, oracles, faery, etc.) that you can find in theReading Room so have a wander around!

If it’s healing and energy work you are after then stop by the Reiki/Energy Work section where you can find Reiki sessions, Chakra Healing and Attunements, Violet Flame healing, and the Avalon Crown of Success healing to help give you a bit of a boost as well as assist in clearing out your energy and bringing you out of the winter doldrums.  Reiki/Energy work 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 myAstrology 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.

I’ve started a new Blog that you can find athttp://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 February 2015 raffle winners:

A. Gunther and W. Douglas

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

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, February 23rd through Sunday, March 1st

  • Posted on February 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

Good morning all! I hope you have been enjoying your weekend. This month is coming to a close quickly it seems and part of the week ahead looks to be a busy and energetic one, with a weekend that calls for home comforts. Our Sunday consists of an early morning Void of Course Moon and a conjunction between Venus and Mars that will help us with external relationships and our own relationship with our “Self”. It’s a creative energy to be working with today. Now let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us.

Our Monday starts off with the Sun and Saturn in a challenging square which can make us feel somewhat sluggish. The Sun’s transits to planets in a person’s natal chart represents brief influences that usually last around a day. So today we have the Sun making a square with Saturn which will highlight those areas where we need to accept our own limitations, boundaries, and expectations. We can work through by taking the time to understand the nature of the situation before us. We also have the Moon entering Taurus a bit after noon, drawing us towards that which brings a sense of familiarity, comfort and stability. Use the start of the week for tackling tangible goals.

Tuesday starts off with an early morning Void of Course Moon. We also have Venus trine Saturn which can help us in in taking care of the necessary tasks and even make those that are not so pleasant feel like less of a burden. The focus here is on pleasure that is made to last rather than immediate gratification.

Wednesday starts off with that restless Gemini Moon, where we want to know everything, communicate often and flit between different ideas, which may be frustrating to those around us. We have a trine going on between Mars and Saturn as well. This is where we experience a period of time when disciplining ourselves is easier and it will help that flightiness of the Gemini Moon a bit. Lastly we have a conjunction between the Sun and Neptune that brings us some inspired and creative thinking. It may not be solely in an artistic sense either, but rather a more inspired approach to some old situations. This is a very productive energy to work with so get as much done as you can during mid-week.

Thursday is a quiet one for us with a Void of Course Moon starting the morning off. On Friday the Moon will shift into Cancer where we tend to focus more on the things that bring us comfort and a sense of safety. Its peace and quiet we want now as well as a feeling of belonging. The Moon feels right at home in the sign of Cancer, as it rules the sign. This Moon position has a lot of healing potential too.

Our weekend starts off under this homebody Cancer energy but will shift in between two signs with an early evening Void of Course Moon on Saturday. Late Sunday evening the Moon will move into Leo. Sunday also brings a conjunction between Venus and the South Lunar Node, making it a good time for letting go of the things in our lives that we don’t need anymore. This is a time for releasing our creative energies and transforming them into some new assets and resources. So this may be a good time for clearing out those closets, having a garage sale, or simply changing your style. Mercury will be sextile Uranus where our thoughts are inventive, original, and we may secretly enjoy shocking those around us with some of our more outrageous opinions and insights. Mercury will be opposite Jupiter, a transit that can be a bit challenging. We tend to have big ideas under this influence but can also risk overestimating our abilities or underestimating a situation we are in! Try to keep it practical for now and focus on those tasks and goals that will help make way for new ideas.

 

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, February 16th through Sunday, February 22nd

  • Posted on February 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

Hello all! I hope you are enjoying your weekend and this post finds you well. we are still under that stabilizing energy of the Capricorn Moon today so use this energy well to plan ahead and tackle those little tasks that need doing. The coming week is one that will bring a new cycle in the area of relationships and where we will also need to balance intellect with emotions. let’s have a look at the week ahead.

Monday is mostly quiet aside for a late evening Void of Course Moon. In the wee hours of Tuesday,just after midnight, the Moon will sift into idealistic Aquarius, bringing a mix of social energy on one side and quiet on the other as it falls just before the dark New Moon. We will feel like being outgoing one moment and introspective the next under this mix.

Wednesday brings a late night New Moon in Aquarius that occurs just a few moments before the Sun enters psychic and dreamy Pisces. here is where we get that “endings and beginnings” theme, a theme that will be with us for the first half of 2015. With this we have a concentration of planets in both the air and water elements of the zodiac and this is where we need to combine our emotions and intellects in order to get them to work in balance for us. It an feel like the sceptic and intuitive within trying to find some common ground.

On Thursday we have Mars entering his own sign of Aries for the next 6 weeks. In Aries the fires of passion, enthusiasm, and Aries’ pioneering spirit are all stoked. This is a time when assertive, decisive action comes more easily to us…but so can anger and conflict so we need to be careful how we come across and try to push ideas with others. This is a good time to initiate new projects and activities, and move old projects forward, taking advantage of the courage and daring that is in the air now. However, the results will be better if you are able to channel this energy through a focused goal, rather than going on impulse alone. Adding to this is a sextile between Mercury and Saturn that brings a supportive energy that can help us in bringing 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.

Friday brings us and Aries Moon where some of us tend to feel restless with a need to get things done. We also have the Goddess of love and beauty, Venus joining the Moon in Aries where she 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. We gain an assertive attitude added to our usual style of dealing with relationships, resources, values and finances. We may be more direct and proactive where our pursuit for independence and freedom is concerned too.

Saturday is a quiet one for us but Sunday is when a new cycle begins for relationships between Venus and Mars which makes it a good time for releasing old relationship issues still plaguing us while envisioning how we wish to create new relationships in our lives, and this means all types of relationships, not just love. This alignment between Venus and Mars will help us with both external relationships as well as our relationship with our Self. Under this transit we are especially creative (and procreative!) now. Cooperating with others is easier because harmony and diplomacy combine with enthusiasm and forcefulness. If an existing relationship needs a boost, now is the time to put the extra effort forth.

One thing to be aware of is Aries’s impatient energy. It can cause our diplomatic skills to be sabotaged by our impatience, frustration, or being too direct. On a plus that same energy can help to keep things from getting bogged down and stagnant. it’s really all in how you choose to perceive and use this transits energy.

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, February 9th through Sunday, February 15th

  • Posted on February 8, 2015 at 10:39 am

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope today finds you well.  We are entering our second week of February and the start of this week looks to be an intense one for us.  Sunday brings us a sextile between Venus and Pluto that draws our focus towards those close, one to one relationships in our lives.  Sunday is a good day for play and refreshing ourselves as we get ready for the weeks ahead.

Monday brings a conjunction between the love planet Venus and the Wounded Healer Chiron where we may see old unresolved issues and old wounds surface in the areas of money and relationships.  An example would be having an old debt rearing its head again, relationship problems that haven’t been fully resolved coming to the surface, etc.  This transit does bring us a chance to heal these areas and perhaps even get a fresh start.

Tuesday brings us a Scorpio Moon, which favours getting to the core of issues and doing deep research.  Scorpio tends to want to focus its concentration as opposed to jumping around in different projects.  It would be a good time for gathering data and research for any upcoming projects you will have to deal with.

Wednesday is the day that Mercury finally turns direct, ending its current retrograde cycle in the sign of Aquarius.  But we’re not out of the woods just yet. For up to a week before and after today, you may experience mental intensity, confusion, and miscommunications or simply changes in your outlook. After being Retrograde for the last 3 to 3½ weeks, Mercury is now taking a slow turn to resume direct motion.  We also have the Moon making continuous aspects with the planets through all of Wednesday.  The best way to deal with this is to just keep yourself going from one emotion/project to the next.

Thursday brings an early morning Void of Course before moving into optimistic Sagittarius later in the afternoon.  It’s a good energy for planning any weekend trips that you are thinking to taking on.  It’s also a good time for exploring the new and unusual, so use this energy to break out of your routine a bit.

Friday the 13th – not as scary as you think.  In fact, it brings a playful energy with it that is just in time for making those Valentine’s Day plans from Friday into the weekend.  Late Saturday night will bring a shift in that energy as the Moon moves into the more commitment oriented Capricorn.  Will someone pop the question?  Could be if the relationship has been moving towards a more committed level.  Sunday brings a quiet day for us but we are still under that Capricorn influence who doesn’t want to be idle.  No indeed!  Capricorn’s energy wants to be feeling like its doing something productive so find something that needs a bit of structure and planning and get to it!

Earth Spirit Tarot’s February 2015 Newsletter

  • Posted on February 2, 2015 at 11:17 am

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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 February’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!

Blessed Imbolc and a happy February to everyone! We are just days away from the annual event of Groundhog Day and I know many of us are praying that Mr. Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow and brings on an early spring to get us out of the deep freeze we have been plunged into!

This month seems to have a milder planetary energy affecting us. We have relationship planet Venus and ambitious Mars coming together in an alignment that will help us in revising our love and money needs before starting a fresh cycle. We also still have Mercury in retrograde until the 11th.

February tends to be a time when many of us focus on love and relationships. We also celebrate Imbolc which is the official start to Spring for many Pagan cultures. We start to welcome a time of new birth and rebirth as the days slowly grow longer once again.

This month, in my Monthly Specials section, I have a few readings geared towards love and relationships on offer. To honour Imbolc, I have the Brid’s Wheel tarot reading. I also have a couple of new “Life Path” readings alongside a variety of others on special; the Life Purpose and the Finding/Sharing Your Gifts readings. I’ve also kept the New Year Outlook readings on special as well since many are getting around to having a peek at what is ahead for them. 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.
In the Healing Room section you can find reiki and energy work to help give you a bit of a boost as well as assist in clearing out your energy and bringing you out of the winter doldrums. 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.

Be sure you 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.

I’ve started a new Blog that you can find athttp://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 November 2014 raffle winners:

T. Brenner and A. Wilkins

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

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, February 2nd through Sunday, February 8th

  • Posted on February 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Here we are, the 1st day of a new month! This is supposed to be a milder month for us in regard to planetary energies. We have Mercury still in retrograde until the 11th, but aside from that, things are looking a lot mellower than we saw in the past few months of intense energies. This morning we have Venus aligning with dreamy Neptune making us want to hit that snooze button one more time and making our dreams interesting. This is a romantic combo as well, so spend some quality time with the one you love or get a head start on plans to woo someone you have had your eye and heart on. Now, let’s take a look at the rest of this week.

Monday brings a sextile between the Sun and Uranus where we become more open than usual to being spontaneous and dealing with surprises. This energy can also bring a boost to our sense of humour and let our quirkier side out a bit more. A really good way to use this transits energy is on breaking out of old and outworn habits because we are more able to seek out new things and experiment with things that may seem out of character normally. We simply won’t stand for the same old routine now and we will find it easier to find some creative solutions to problems, both old and new.

Tuesday brings us a Leo Full Moon so expect some emotional up’s and down’s now. We have the Moon aligned with the planet of expansion, Jupiter, which makes us feel more willing to take anything on that seems fun and “big”. But at the same time we have this need to step back from our passionate enthusiasm in order to see the bigger picture with a more detached view. We may meet some interesting individuals under this Moon’s influence, but don’t jump into anything right away. Give any new relationships a bit of time to see if they will really make it in the long run. Lastly, we have Saturn, the planet of restrictions, in a challenging aspect with visionary Neptune. Here is where our higher ideals have a chance to be brought down to earth, but our practical side may not want to compromise with our visionary side.

Wednesday is a quiet one for us with an early morning Void of Course Moon. Thursday brings a supportive sextile between Mercury and Saturn that assists in bringing disciplinary and mental influences together in order to create a more balanced atmosphere for working together. 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.

On Friday we have an opposition between the life giving Sun and Jupiter and need to be careful of overdoing things. Make some extra time for play and try not to fall victim to wasting opportunities, time, or resources. Generally, this transit is a “feel-good” transit where we are likely to be feeling quite powerful and optimistic. The problem with the transit is that we may also over-reach as a result of these inflated feelings of importance. This need not be the case at all. In fact, we might find that we receive a much-needed boost to our ego at this time.

As our weekend rolls in we have a good social energy coming from a harmonious Libra Moon. On Sunday Venus will be connecting with Pluto, which is a subtly powerful and uplifting time for romantic/sexual relationships because our sense of attraction is very strong. The focus is on those close, one to one relationships which means these can benefit from moving to a deeper level. The key is to creatively blend deep connections with balanced harmony. We do need to be cautious however that bonding and intimacy don’t flow overboard into domination and obsession.