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Earth Spirit Tarot’s September Newsletter

  • Posted on August 31, 2015 at 1:40 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 June’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!

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What’s New This Month

Happy September everyone! This is the month where vacations tend to wind down and kids and young adults get ready for going back to school/college. I wish you all the best for this new academic year! It also brings us closer to the Autumn Equinox and that “C” word that I will not mention just yet…although I’m sure we will start seeing adverts all over for THAT time of year. Can you tell I’m just ready for December yet?.

September brings a nice balanced energy for blending work and play. October is set to be a busy month for us so use September to get things sorted out as best as you can. We have a lot of social energy and purging/de-cluttering energy to work with. Make the most of this!

My special Mabon/Autumn Equinox tarot reading is on offer in the  Monthly Specials section this month along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life.   Also, check out the Tarot Readings page where you can find some great readings to help with that de-cluttering/purging process, like the Life Path or State of Transition readings.  So be sure to stop by and have a look at the September Specials!

I have a new addition to my site, a custom Jewellery Sectionwhere I will have my Barefoot Sandals and bracelets available to buy now. So come check out the gallery and maybe treat your feet to something pretty!

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 Astrologysection 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 new service, 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 you buy, and access to a private Facebook group for members.

And now to announce the August 2015 raffle winners:

S. Rodriguez and T. Brenner

Congratulations to you both! 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 September’s raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

 

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, August 31st through Sunday, September 6th

  • Posted on August 30, 2015 at 9:53 am

Happy Sunday everyone! Here we are at the last two days of August. Everyone is winding up their holidays and getting ready for the new academic year. The start of autumn is a mere couple of weeks away and soon we will be getting into the winter holidays. This summer seems to have gone by so quickly! Today is a fairly quiet one in the skies and a good day for resting up with our gentle and non-ambitious Pisces Full Moon. This upcoming month will bring us two eclipses and will see Mercury turning retrograde. It will be a changeable month ahead. But for now, let’s take a look at this coming week.

As we start our work week on Monday, we have a fiery Aries Moon with us. Many tend to feel this shift with extra energy that needs to be burned off, or having their sleep patterns disrupted for a couple of days. Its a faster paced energy and it may be wise to burn any extra energy off through exercise.

As we start the first day of September on Tuesday, we have the Sun and Neptune in an opposition. Its a transit that can help us determine what in our lives is real and what is fantasy. It can also have us feeling lost in our daydreams one moment, and then feeling very active the next. But for the next few days we are face to face with the boundless universe. Its a time where creative inspiration and vivid dreams can come to us. We also have retrograde Venus in a conjunction with warrior planet Mars today, making it a good time for sharing with a partner or working towards improving the energy of a relationship.

Wednesday brings the Moon into earthy Taurus, where we are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. Our basic impulses are to relax, resist change, and “stop to smell the roses”. Life slows down a little, and we get comfortable. We may also be inclined to stubbornness and materialism under this influence. Its a good day for baking, cooking, gardening, or doing anything that brings you that connected to the earth feeling.

Thursday is a quiet one for us before the Moon shifts into Gemini on Friday. It makes a good time for communicating and sharing ideas but our attention span can be a bit short as well. So stick to things that are quick to do or at least feed your curiosity.

Our weekend has a quiet start with Saturday’s skies being quiet. Its a good day for exploring and sharing info though. Sunday’s mood changes with the Moon moving into watery Cancer, where we are more likely to want to be homebodies or just share time with our close circle of loved ones. We also have Venus starting her forward motion out of her retrograde cycle. For up to a week before and after this date, you may experience or witness a shifting of energy affecting finances, relationships, love, resources, values pleasure, beauty, harmony and/or balance. Situations or issues related to these areas that have been occupying your attention during the past 6-7 weeks (while Venus has been retrograde) may reach a turning point now. It is a time when decisions and choices could be made—perhaps out of necessity. Add to this a nice little trine between the Sun and Pluto, where we get a chance to make some progressive changes while getting rid of whatever has become unnecessary or outworn in our lives. And this can be anything from an unhealthy relationship to old and outworn beliefs that are holding you back. Or you just may need to chuck the rubbish out of your work space.

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, August 24th through Sunday, August 30th

  • Posted on August 22, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Happy Sunday everyone! We are entering the last week of August already. Hard to believe this month has gone by so fast. Sunday sees the Sun moving into Virgo, so Happy Solar Return to all of you Virgos out there! This is also the annual last call to get those outdoor home projects sorted that need doing before autumn arrives with colder weather snapping on its heels. Virgo energy is also great for cleaning, whether it be mind, body or just your closets. It looks like the week ahead will allow for mixing work and play, so let’s take a look at what’s in store!  

Our work week starts off with a quiet Monday, but Tuesday sees the Moon moving into Capricorn, helping us to get our heads down and get things accomplished. We become a bit more resourceful as well in finding ways to manifest that success we are striving for. But this energy tends to be more reserved socially and some may find it hard to just hang out socially. having our minds thinking about what we could be accomplishing instead.

On Wednesday we have the life giving Sun in a conjunction with “let’s do it large” Jupiter. This is a very optimistic and generous combo, one where we can dream big and where possibilities are in abundance. This is a really great day for focusing on new directions that will expand our horizons, especially where self improvement goals are concerned. Life reveals is richness and we can use this time for growth. Anything that will promote a better understanding of ourselves and our beliefs will benefit.  We also have a sextile between Mercury and Saturn happening, which is a very supportive transit that assists us in combining mental and disciplinary influences together in order to create a nice, balanced atmosphere that supports working as a group. This is also a good opportunity for taking stock of what in our lives needs to be adjusted or course corrected.

The Moon enters emotionally cool Aquarius on Thursday, drawing our minds towards the new and unusual. We may feel an instinctive need for improvement in some aspect of our lives now, and it makes it easier to detach from emotional situations in order to take a different look at things. We may even find that new bit of perspective that gives us an answer to something that alluded us up until now. Aquarius energy id also great for group work, especially healing work. We also have messenger planet Mercury making its move into Libra today, beginning its shadow period for our next Mercury retrograde cycle that takes place mid September. In Libra, Mercury can focus on improving our communications in relationships. We have had this realigning of our relationship tone happening for a couple of months now, and this looks to continue into September.

On Friday Mercury and the Lunar North Node will be in a conjunction. At this time we will find that ideas are in focus, especially when they’re shared with others. It could be a time when you observe or notice something new, giving you a new perspective that you will mull over for the coming several months. Or you might be called upon to give a talk or presentation that shares information with others. It might be an especially active time with emails, blogs, Facebook, Twitter or texting. Communication and collection of thoughts and ideas is the central theme here. Keep your eyes, mind and curiosity open – the world could be showing you something important and fascinating!

Saturday is our Pisces Full Moon, also referred to as the Sturgeon Moon. Pisces tends to heighten our intuition during this time and Full Moon’s tend to bring the culmination of all that we have been working on since the last Full Moon. We use this time to release what is finished and harvest what is ready. The energy here is a balance between dreamy and practical, so we need to find a balance between the two or we will end up having a tug of war happening within. Sunday is a quiet one and continues with this dreamy Pisces energy. Take the day to step back from the business of life for a bit and reconnect to something bigger than yourselves. Its a great time for letting our imagination run free for a bit too!

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, August 17th through Sunday, August 23rd

  • Posted on August 16, 2015 at 8:37 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We have a quiet day today with a pleasant vibe, so try to get out and make the best of it! Its a good day for taking care of all of those little details and tasks too, with the effects of the Virgo Moon turning our focus towards practical things. The week ahead looks like we will need to make sure we are tending to our own mental health, with patience being in short supply for little details. Let’s have a look!

Monday is another good day for taking care of those little tasks and details, and its best we get as much sorted as we can by Monday evening. The Moon will be entering Libra late Monday evening, which also focuses on creating order, but not in the organizing and tidying up way that Virgo does. The focus is more on creating pleasing interactions with others and the aesthetics in our environment. The next couple of days are good for solving problems through diplomacy but we need to be careful that we don’t let our ability to see both sides keep us sitting on the fence when decision times comes.

On Tuesday we have another quiet day, so still good for organizing and taking care of problems. Wednesday is the day where we may feel a need for taking a mental health day for ourselves. We also have a trine between sensual pleasure loving Venus and “let’s start a revolution” Uranus that floods our relationships, resources, finances, and those little pleasure we so enjoy with spontaneity and liberation. Even if you can’t escape the whole day try to do something a bit out of the ordinary to appease the need for something different.

On Thursday morning we start with a brief Void of Course Moon before she moves into the deeper sign of Scorpio. We all know that Scorpio is a more intense energy that likes to dig deep and get to the bottom of things. The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power, and it’s an excellent time to rid ourselves of old fears and limiting habits and get some healing going, while sowing the seeds for new transformation in the future. We also have an opposition between Mercury and Chiron today, and this means we could experience extra sensitivity, compassion or sympathy toward the problems and suffering of others. We need to take care here though if not taking our own suffering and frustration out on others, or be on the receiving end of it. It is a good time though for people to come together who have the same battle going on in their lives, to share knowledge and offer support.

Friday is quiet but also follows along with that theme of wanting to have some time to goof off. But the energy here is a bit more eccentric and quiet. Friday evening could be a good time for shutting out the world and getting in some “me” time, or spending it with a close friend. Saturday brings us a more social vibe for partying and exploring as the Moon moves into Sagittarius. Throe a party, go to a party, or spend some time out in nature. Sagittarius likes to focus outward and loves taking on new adventures and experiences. Its a day for winging it and seeing where your feet and your curiosity takes you. We also have a challenging square between the Sun and Saturn on Saturday. 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. This is where we need to care! Sagittarius doesn’t like limitations and boundaries and could put us in a risk taking mood, where our need to be doing something in order to break out of the restlessness could push us into something we may regret later.

On Sunday the Sun moves into Virgo, where our focus shifts to the pieces of the puzzle–the little details of our lives. It is now time to take care of practical concerns. Tending to the details of everyday life may not sound like loads of fun, but it can certainly free us from unnecessary stress that results from “collecting” odds and ends of unfinished business. So the next 30 days is an ideal time to get organized, to do detail work, and to improve communications on the job. It isn’t all about work though! The energy of this signs transit brings about some playful and friendly activities and likes to delve into crafts and games that are detail oriented. This Earth Sign also connects us to our physical selves through a sharp awareness of health and hygiene as well as a keen sensuality, making it a great time for starting, or revamping our health and exercise regimes in order to get ourselves back on track.

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, August 10th through Sunday, August 16th

  • Posted on August 9, 2015 at 10:11 am

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope today finds you all well. We are heading into the 2nd week of August. Today has a fun and flirty vibe with the energies of the Gemini Moon still with us. Its a good day for getting out and interacting with others. We also have fire meeting fire with Mars shifting into Leo today, where he feels right at home and creativity, charisma and confidence flourish. Its also a time where we can experience excessive conceit or pride with everything we do becoming an act to gain approval. The tone changes at the start of the week though, so let’s have a look at what is in store.

Monday brings us a Cancer Moon, which can make us feel like sticking close to home, spending time with our inner circle of trusted friends and family. We tend to gravitate towards eating comfort food at this time so don’t over do it!

As we move into Tuesday we have enthusiastic Jupiter shifting into Virgo, where it will remain for the coming year. This will start a time when we are able to bring big ideas into manifestation. Its a time for working on those expansive visions, especially on all of those little details that are needed to turn those dreams into reality.

Wednesday brings the Moon into open hearted Leo, where we tend to focus on our inner child. Its a time for feeling generous and warm and can help to lift us out of the doldrums. It may be a good idea to leave your day open and just let your mischievous inner child lead the way forward.

On Thursday we have mental Mercury in an opposition to dreamy Neptune, where we may feel like knocking off of work early. This transit can bring inspired thinking, mental fantasy, imaginative ideas and lucid dreams are likely during this transit. This can result in enormous creativity that sees inspiration and magical ideas in the world around you (be sure to write them down to develop later). With this dreamy vibe you may want to take care when driving because many tend to have their minds elsewhere under this transit. We also have the Sun mingling with Uranus, where we are drawn to being spontaneous. Its a good day for going with the flow.

Friday brings a Leo New Moon, where new starts are the focus. Its a time for promoting ourselves, letting our feelings show, and expressing ourselves creatively. Let your inner lion roar this weekend!

On Saturday the Moon will be moving into the more practical sign of Virgo, so a bit of organizing may be in order. It makes a good time for self improvements and tweaking or starting our health routines. We have a conjunction between the Sun and Venus, which brings a very social vibe to the day. Its a day where we want to get noticed and be seen. Being social can open the 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. Lastly, we have a trine between Mercury and Pluto which can help us in getting to the heart of things. It’s a great time for mental activities which involve research, concentration and investigation. Sunday is a quiet one for us so we get a chance to delve into our new ideas, follow through on organizing or spend some quality time with friends and family.

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 9th

  • Posted on August 1, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Happy Sunday everyone! We are now into the 1st week of August and many of you are enjoying the summer break by now. Today Saturn starts its forward momentum as it winds down its retrograde cycle. Keep in mind that up to a week prior and a week after this time frame, Saturn’s energy feels more intense and stronger than usual. Some will experience this as feeling physically or mentally “heavy” or sluggish at times. So factor that in to your week ahead. Now, let’s take a look at what the rest of this week has in store for us!

Monday brings us a challenging square between expansive Jupiter and karma planet Saturn. Jupiter and Saturn have been in a 20 year combined cycle that shows us when it is time to evaluate our development since 15, 10 and 5 years back. And with Saturn just ending its retrograde cycle, we have a chance to do a bit of re-evaluation to see what may be causing a challenge to our long term goals.

Tuesday brings us an early morning Aries Moon, which may cause some of us to have some wacky sleep patterns as Aries’ energy starts to get us motivated and wanting to move. Keep in mind that there is a sense of urgency under an Aries Moon that can lead us to impulsive acts, so take some care and don’t leap before you look right now. Even better today is the 2nd of 3 alignments occurring between Venus and Jupiter that is considered to be a very lucky combination. Because both of these planets are in Leo right now, we want to be sure that our hearts are fully engaged in our activities in order to make the most of this time. And many will want to run out and buy a lottery ticket purely for the fun of playing the game, which brings a more positive vibe that when we buy a ticket in that desperate hope that it will change our financial situations.

Wednesday brings us a challenging square between Venus and Saturn, which can have an effect on our boundaries. It may feel difficult trying to relate to others right now and it may appear that some are being a bit cool with their affection. There is a tendency to feel unappreciated or unloved under this transit as well. Its important to be willing to say what needs to be said if you feel your ideas or values are being challenged. But try not to dwell on things too much either.

Thursday brings a more down to earth Taurus Moon that can help comfort us. However, with the challenge of the Venus/Saturn square still in effect, we can be more drawn to indulging in those comforts a bit too much as a way to make ourselves feel better. Focus on the familiar and the things that bring you a sense of peace for now without overdoing it. We do have a helpful trine between Mars and Saturn that adds to Taurus’ grounding energy. This is great for those projects that need to be pushed forward to the next step. Mercury is active today as well with a conjunction with Venus and a square with Saturn. The Venus/Mercury transit has both planets in Leo and is marked by receptive awareness, diplomatic communications and positive social connections. This can be good for negotiations and mutual planning. The Mercury/Saturn square on the other hand can throw a spanner in the works by creating obstacles and delays. The best approach now is to go with the flow and focus on the small stuff that is doable.

Friday is the start of a “chattery” weekend and some of us may find sleep a bit difficult due to having so much in the mind. Its time to break out the stress relief tactics! We have communications planet Mercury moving into Virgo, where it will remain until the 28th. Virgo wants lists so that she can check things off as she goes. Mercury wants those tasks to be varied and quick. Try to find an even balance between accomplishments and variety. Mercury will also be making a conjunction to Jupiter, where we are able to visualize in broader terms and see the bigger picture.

The talkative tone continues into Saturday as the Moon moves into Gemini. All we want to do now is communicate, think and share those ideas. We want variety and plenty of it to appease our curiosity. We also tend to be a bit scattered and easily distracted under Gemini’s vibe. Sunday brings a shift in all of this chatter when Mars moves into Leo where it feels right at home. Mars will be in Leo until September 24th and its a really good cycle for purposeful play and creativity. Leo may urge some of us to step up to new levels of leadership at this time. This fiery energy is great for the arts and creative endeavours, so let your creative side out to play and explore.