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Earth Spirit Tarot’s May 2015 Newsletter

  • Posted on April 30, 2015 at 7:41 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 May’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!

What’s New This Month 

Blessed May Day and Beltaine everyone! It looks like Spring is finally peeping out from under Mother Nature’s skirts once more!  We had a few fits and starts, gorgeous weather for a few days and then a plunge into chilliness just in time for out May bank Holiday weekend.  May looks to be an interesting month with Mercury entering its shadow on the 3rd before going retrograde in its home sign of Gemini mid-month.  And Venus gets some nurturing energy from Cancer to work with for most of the month too. We have Cinco De Mayo celebrations and Memorial Day, and this month the US celebrates Mother’s Day, so Happy Mother’s Day to you all!

The Monthly Specials for May include my special Beltain reading along with several spring themed readings: “The Spring Cleaning” and “Spring Flower” tarot readings. I’ve also put a few Faeries Oracle readings on special offer….spring is not spring without our fine Faery folk after all.  So be sure to stop by and have a look at the May specials!

Over 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 (which I promise if getting revamped this year!!) at http://earthspirittarot.com/wp/ I hope to be writing on a variety of topics from Tarot to general spirituality topics from this month. 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 April 2015 raffle winners:
L. Lesniak-Smith  and  K. Mitchell 
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 May’s raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, April 27th through Sunday, May 3rd

  • Posted on April 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

Good morning and happy Sunday all! Here we are at the last stretch of the month of April, which seems to have zipped by. Finally getting some of that nice weather needed to get out and about, do spring cleaning and gardening. My garden is shaping us rather well so far. It was touch and go there for a while but I’m starting to get buds and blooms on the fruit trees and other plants. So, today we are working with the heart opening energy of a Leo Moon that has been with us for most of the weekend. It’s a good day for getting out and being amongst those you love and enjoy time with. We also have some unpredictable energy from a sextile between Venus and Uranus happening right now. This also affect the social sector of our lives and we are more drawn to anything unexpected that breaks us out of our usual routines now. We have a desire to interact with others who are off beat, interesting and just plain different from what we usually are attracted to. Its a good time for letting our best qualities shine for all to see. No, on to the week ahead!

Monday is a quiet one for the start of the week with a Void of Course Moon occurring in the afternoon. Some may feel a pull away from all that social energy today though and feel a need to focus on themselves with some quiet time. Just go with the flow of this energy and do what your soul needs you to do.

Tuesday starts of with a practical Virgo Moon that will be with us through the first half of this week. This energy supports hard work, paying attention to details and service to others. The more we can accomplish under this energy the better we will feel. We also have a sextile between Mars and Chiron going on that brings us an opportunity to take action that can bring us some healing and resolution to problems that have been ongoing. That Virgo energy will help to move you forward as well in this area.

Wednesday brings a lovely energy from a sextile between the Sun and Neptune. This is a transit that illuminates our intuitive side and gives us faith in the blessings around us. We tend to feel like we are flowing more easily with life as solutions appear all by themselves. We also become more receptive to how others think and feel, understanding their need and wanting to find ways to help them, something that blends well with the Virgo Moon’s desire to be of service to others. It’s a mystical energy that is good for exploring mystical and spiritual things, so feed your soul when the desire arises for a bit of spiritual magic. Also in play for Wednesday is a challenging square between Venus and Chiron. We may find situations where we are forced to make adjustments in the relationship and financial sectors of our lives as we try to sort situations that just refuse to balance out in the way we want them too. This can feel like a time when healing in relationships and financial problems are difficult to obtain. While harmony in these areas can seem blocked or near impossible, it is still necessary for us to keep trying. What’s the point you ask? If we keep trying we could possibly come across a solution that works out for us, even if its not exactly the way we wanted. Tap into that creative energy to solve some tricky problems.

By the time Thursday rolls around we want some social interaction. We have the Moon moving into relationship seeking Libra in the afternoon, getting us ready for the weekend. We also have Mercury entering its favourite sign, Gemini, where it will be for an unusually long time due to it going retrograde in mid May. Time to prepare ourselves for how we think and communicate to adapt to something new. We have double the mental energy here which means loads of ideas but perhaps not so many productive ways of putting them into play. Write those ideas down now so you can go back to them after Mercury’s retrograde period ends! Also, be careful with your words. Our minds are going so fast now that our hands and mouths can’t keep up. And this can result in sloppy handwriting and even sloppier dialogue if we are not careful. The tendency to just blurt something out without thinking can happen more under this transit.

Friday is another quiet day, aside from the energies of the week still being in play. But we are ready for socializing now so put your best self out there and have a bit of fun. Meet interesting and new people, try new things that feed the mind. Saturday brings us an afternoon Void of Course Moon that can make us feel a bit more introspective, so perhaps it’s a good time to take a bit of a break, even if its only for a couple of hours before you get ready to have ore fun on Saturday evening. Perhaps a quieter night with some good friends is in order.

In the wee hours of Sunday morning the Moon will shift into that brooding sign of Scorpio, taking the tone down from social to turning inward. We also have Mercury in an opposition to Saturn which tends to draw us towards having a bit of a reality check, especially regarding areas we have been trying to avoid, or that we need to finally accept and deal with. Or, you might have to conform to the expectations of others because there’s no other way around it. Or, you could find that your ability to communicate, say what you want to say, or get your point across is harder for a few days (thankfully Mercury in Gemini is here to help balance that out!). Don’t fret though, this will soon pass. This transit can also bring the opportunity to see how much you really know and how skilled you are at using the knowledge you have gained so far. Some may see that their hard work and preparation that they have done over the past several months will pay off. Try to go with the flow of things and see how you fare.  

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, April 20th through Sunday, April 26th

  • Posted on April 20, 2015 at 8:07 am

Due to some technical difficulties I wasn’t able to get the Weekly Outlook out until today. Apologies for the delay. Sunday was a busy one in regard to planetary aspects happening. We had Mercury sextile Neptune, where intuition runs high and we tend to feel more sensitive artistically, our imagination is stirred, and we have an increased appreciation for subtleties. We feel inspired and feel able to inspire others as well. It’s a great time for literary and artistic projects. Then there was Venus and Neptune in a challenging square. Under this transit’s influence we may find that those areas that Venus rules, such as relationships, resources, pleasure and money are subject to deception, confusion and wishful thinking that is unrealistic. Our desires are more unclear. Imagination and fantasy fog judgement and create romantic confusion.  For example, we find that something we thought we had (resources, love, friendship, money) has suddenly become undependable or has up and disappeared.  Feeling disillusioned, disappointed, alone or depressed can come with this transit.  However, try to keep in mind that this may just be a passing phase and not a more serious crisis at this time. All of this closes with a Void of Course Moon that happened just around midnight on Sunday evening. Now, lets take a look at the rest of this week.

Monday starts off with the Moon still Void of course until around 10:45am when it moves into Gemini. When the Moon is in Gemini 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. The Sun will also be shifting from Aries into Taurus today, so Happy Solar Return to all of you Taureans out there!

Tuesday brings us a harmonious trine between Mars and Pluto that can help us in transforming ourselves at a deeper level and even bring us into contact with people or resources that will help us along. Mercury is square Jupiter as well and this transit can brings an information overload making it all too easy to miss or neglect important details. We can be tempted to exaggerate or overstate our situations and views, or we could have a hard time putting our ideas to practical use. What we need to be careful of is that “pie in the sky” thinking, or having ideas and making plans that are a bit too grandiose.   We can start to see the weak links in our knowledge, understanding or beliefs as our ideas and words fall short of what our mind actually envisions. It can also be hard to convince others of our point of view. There is a real need to be careful of trying to over-compensate with more self-confidence, faith or optimism than we actually have.  Another angle here is a tendency to over explain or give out too much info that comes across as nervous rambling. Or we can encounter others who are doing this and become a bit too judgemental. So this 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.

Wednesday is Earth Day and is also when we are at the peak of the Lyrids meteor shower. Mercury is also active is an auspicious way for us now so share your ideas! Mercury is trine Pluto where we know how to get to the heart of things. It’s a great time for mental activities which involve research, concentration and investigation. We want to explore what’s under the surface and won’t be satisfied by superficial explanations. It’s a good energy for focusing on ideas that require stages of development to be planned out.  Add to this Mercury’s conjunction with Mars that brings us quick wit and strong mental impulses. Its an enthusiastic and productive time all around! Lastly we have Venus in a sextile with Jupiter, where it’s all about enjoying life’s pleasures. It brings a more cooperative and happy influence to group tasks as we are more considerate of others as they are of us.

Thursday and Friday are somewhat quiet with the Moon moving into Cancer on Thursday and then going Void of Course on Friday. It may be beneficial to focus on the home and those we care about now.

The weekend starts off with a Leo Moon that is great for socializing on Saturday. We also get a bit of unpredictable energy from a sextile between Venus and Uranus on Sunday that tends to bring excitment in the social aspects of our lives. We may find that enjoyment pops up where we least expect it.  Anything that breaks away from our routines will feel like a very welcome change.  We want to interact with others who are off beat, interesting and just plain different from what we usually are attracted to.  This is also a good time for standing apart from the crowd if you want to attract the types of people you wish to be around.  Highlight your unique qualities and let them shine now.  Oh, and do be careful that you don’t allow boredom to push you towards doing anything too reckless.

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, April 13th through Sunday, April 19th

  • Posted on April 11, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope this post finds you all well. We’re at the midway point of April this week and depending where you are, we have experienced unseasonable warm temperatures, or wild weather and storms. Things do seem to be evening out a bit now though. We have a Void of Course Moon starting off our Sunday morning before the Moon moves into Aquarius early in the evening. This detached energy will be with us as we start the work week off. So let’s have a look at the coming week.

Monday brings a continuation of that Aquarius Moon energy which is a really good energy for sharing ideas and doing group work. Monday may bring some minor challenges in situations where need to pick up the pace but are facing some emotional resistance.  As we move into Tuesday Mercury will be moving into Taurus, where our thinking becomes more down to earth, solid and grounded. Its easier for us to make more practical decisions at this time, just in time for doing taxes! We have an evening Void of Course Moon before it moves into Pisces.

Wednesday brings Venus and Saturn into a challenging opposition where we may find that we need to shed some light on, or deal with the realities of how we handle relationships and/or finances. This also ties in with the tax season where I’m sure there will be many last minute tax forms being put together. You may now see a return on your investments, and this could be financially as well as the amount of time and energy you have put into your goals. It may also bring about a situation where you have to pay back or put your money where your mouth is to make a deeper commitment. Or you may come to the realization that the time and effort you have put towards a commitment is not working or getting the results you had hoped for and you need to decide whether its time to move on. This transit can bring about a need to make some really hard choices and the best way forward is to take a long hard look at the realities of the situation in order to determine if its worth continuing forward or choosing a new path. The day ends of with a late evening Void of Course Moon.

Thursday is the day that Pluto starts its retrograde cycle in Capricorn. Pluto will be in its retrograde cycle until mid-September. We may feel Pluto’s energy more strongly during the week before and after this date. Feelings of intensity, power struggles, a strong libido, and deeper psychological awareness are all traits of this transit. We may find ourselves faced with some aspects of ourselves or other people that feel difficult to accept or feel disturbing. Others may discover that some area of their life has fulfilled its intended purpose and now needs to be released. During the next five months we will be working on loosening whatever it is we need to release, bringing us to a time of rebirth when this release is complete. Late in the evening the Moon will be moving into Aries, where many of us feel that nervous energy that can mess with our sleep patterns.

Friday brings us a challenging square between Mars and Jupiter. It’s a sure bet that a lot of us won’t feel like working as we hit the afternoon. Grouchiness can ensue and tempers can fray here. Many of us will find a sense of release by doing something physical. Also, now is not the time to force issues, even if you know you are right about a situation. You will find those on the other side pushing back and no one will get anywhere at that point.

Ahhh the weekend! We are still under the influence of the Aries Moon during the day. But once we enter early evening we have the Moon going briefly Void of Course, entering Taurus and entering the New Moon lunation…all at once! Right now the earth and fire elements are strong. This means we get a chance to blend our fiery passion and creativity with some down to earth planning that can help us manifest some of our ideas, especially in the days that follow the New Moon.

Sunday brings a sextile between Mercury and Neptune, where our intuition runs high and we tend to feel more sensitive artistically, our imagination is stirred, and we have an increased appreciation for subtleties. We feel inspired and feel able to inspire others as well. It’s a great time for literary and artistic projects. What we do need to be careful of is the square between Venus and Neptune that will also be happening. With the money planet and planet of illusions challenging each other we need to be very careful of any get rich quick schemes, or anything that seems too good to be true where money and love is concerned.

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, April 6th through Sunday, April 12th

  • Posted on April 5, 2015 at 9:59 am

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Happy Easter everyone! We are now into the first full week of April. We had our Lunar Eclipse last night but cloud cover here in the UK meant we didn’t get to see that blood red moon. Hopefully some of you did though! This Lunar Eclipse took place at the exact opposite side of the zodiac from the one we had last October. Over the last 6 months many of us may have felt pulled apart with regard to balancing out our individual and relationship needs. Now we are being asked to integrate all that we have learned since then, along with any decisions we made, especially where changes need to be made in our relationships. Sunday evening brings the Moon into Scorpio, where we tend to dig beneath the surface to get to the root of issues. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what this new weeks has in store for us.

This is a week where we need to be flexible and expect changes. The energy of the Sun will be interacting with “burn your bridges” Pluto and “start a revolution” Uranus. What makes it so difficult is that the Sun wants to put the spotlight on us as someone who can transform our world, but the Scorpio Moon wants us to lay low and keep to ourselves. Monday brings us a trine between communications planet Mercury and Jupiter, where we tend to have access to more ideas than our brain can hold onto. Its a good time for sharing these ideas as well as for stepping back in order to get a look at the bigger picture regarding projects we have been working on, especially where business matters are concerned. We also have a conjunction between the Sun and Uranus which means surprises, expecting the unexpected and being spontaneous. So leave room in your calendar just in case things don’t go as planned.

Tuesday brings a challenging 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 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.

On Wednesday the Moon enters adventurous Sagittarius. We also have a conjunction between Mercury and Uranus, a transit that brings about unusual, spontaneous and radical ways of thinking communicating. This is also the day that Jupiter ends its retrograde cycle that began in early December of 2014. During this time we have been deciding where our heart is pinned and where it isn’t. With Jupiter now picking up the pace in a forward motion we will be able to start taking action based on those decisions. Something else I wanted to point out is that Mercury is active for pretty much the whole week. This will make communicating those decisions we have made a bit easier. Those who have natal planets in Leo will be activated by this.

Thursday is a quiet day aside from the early evening Void of Course Moon. Friday afternoon brings the Moon in serious Capricorn where we tend to want to accomplish goals that are tangible. We also have a conjunction between the Sun and Mercury where we tend to have a lot to say. We are compelled to communicate; letters, memos, phone calls, texts…messages of all kinds have a stronger impact under this aspect than usual. See how you can put this to good use in different aspects of your life.

On Saturday, the planet of love and money moves into Gemini, where Venus will remain for the next 3 weeks. With Venus moving into Gemini we see relationships, resources, and finances all bring out a bit of curiosity. This combo is great for exploring but tends to be a bit on the flirty and non-committal side. However, on a more spiritual level it can help us to give and receive healing as we are drawn to bring beauty into our loves.

Sunday brings a morning Void of Course Moon before moving into Aquarius in the early evening. We also have a sextile between Mars and Neptune which can be a great energy for doing some soul searching and healing. So take Sunday to have alone time if needed or to help someone through a healing process of their own.

Full Moon in Libra/Lunar Eclipse

  • Posted on April 4, 2015 at 7:44 am

We have our Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse happening this evening, just after a brief Void of Course this afternoon. A Lunar Eclipse is a powerful Full Moon that relates to endings. There are many myths throughout many ancient cultures relating to lunar eclipses. Many people saw a Lunar eclipse as a bad omen, signalling some catastrophic events. With this one being in Libra it marks a point where we will have to make compromises in order to release something. Keep in mind that about 2 weeks ago we had a Solar Eclipse that caused us all to go through a kind of “reboot”. This coming Lunar Eclipse is the second half to the story started by the Solar Eclipse, putting into motion the endings necessary to allow new beginnings.

A lunar eclipse signals change in the emotional areas of our lives. And those who naturally fear change can become more tense prior to an eclipse. This is more so if they are dealing with big emotional issues in their lives. Tensions continue to build as the eclipse approaches until finally it is released with the darkening of the moon. Many can feel a sense of relaxed fulfilment, feeling soothed and calmer. As the Moon reappears there comes a sense of freedom along with a fresh perspective.

A Lunar Eclipse is said to allow cracks to form where light can shine in and allow what is on the inside come out. Also, being a Full Moon, it means this is a time for fruition and things to emerge. That means whatever has been growing inside that “shell” that the Eclipse has cracked open, is ready to emerge. We are just not quite sure what, exactly “it” will be for the moment. In a nutshell, we need to ask how we are seeing things in a different light now and as opposed to how we were seeing things before, and why.

This eclipse will be focused on relationships, balance, peace, harmony, justice and beaity. Its about being able to see ourselves in others. At the very peak of this Eclipse we will have the Moon in Libra (what we desire) facing down the Sun in Aries (What “I” desire). Many of us will will need to find a way to bring balance between the needs of others and the needs of ourselves. And that means making a compromise.

This Lunar Eclupse will also be about exploring reciprocation and what it truly means, as well as how it can be utilized in different ways. This especially goes for emotional exchanges. Reciprocation means someone gives something and we give in kind. Its not always positive either when it comes to the emotions. For example, a person barrels into you on the street and you respond to this in a nasty way. That person will more than likely reciprocate with something just as nasty, thus balancing the scales. So we need to be mindful about what we are giving or putting out there.