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Earth Spirit Tarot’s June 2016 Newsletter

  • Posted on May 31, 2016 at 8:00 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 December’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 

June Blessings everyone! Hard to believe we are almost midway through 2016. As usual, I will be celebrating my birthday on the 3rd and will be taking a break for the first week of June. We also celebrate Father’s Day, Litha/Summer Solstice, and my website’s 11th year since creation.   

June’s specials include some Faery readings, a Midsummer’s Dream tarot readings, and a Summer Solstice Tarot reading to celebrate Mid Summer.  So be sure to stop by and have a look at the  Monthly Specials section.  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.

I have a new addition to my site, 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.

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 May 2016 raffle winners:
O. Vernon and J. Cheung 
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 June’s raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, May 30th through Sunday, June 5th

  • Posted on May 29, 2016 at 7:30 am

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Happy Sunday everyone! Here we are, ready to wrap up another month and start a new one. I get to celebrate my birthday this week and its the 8th year anniversary of my website too! Today we have the energies from the Pisces Moon in play, making us want to stay in bed a little bit longer. The morning may hold a few minor challenges but by the afternoon we will find it easier to get things moving along. We have Memorial Day in the U.S. on Monday, also in the gentle energies of Pisces. Let’s have a look at what the rest of this week has in store for us!

Monday continues with that gentle flow of Pisces Moon energy. We also have Mercury picking up speed again, after its retrograde cycle. Mercury joins Pluto in a positive trine today, giving us the ability to know how to get to the bottom of things. It’s a great time for mental activities which involve research, concentration and investigation.   This is also a time when one can experience a breakthrough if they have been trying to understand the dynamics and deeper motivations going on in their lives.  It’s like having that sudden light bulb moment that sheds light on the dark corner where those answers where hiding away.  We also have the chance to shed and leave behind all of those outworn perception and forms of communication that have been ineffective for us up till now.  During this transit it may be a good idea to write down our thoughts and ideas so that we can review them again once this transit has slipped by.

Tuesday, the last day of May, starts off with a Void of Course Moon, but remains quiet in the skies for the remainder of the day. As we shift into Wednesday, the first day of June, the Moon will be in Aries. This is a good time for getting out and being active, to release that restless energy many get with an Aries Moon. Mercury joins the North Lunar Node in a trine today as well. Up to a few days before and after today, things may feel as if we have gained more clarity, as they start to make sense and fall into place. This aspect brings us a fresher awareness as well as a better ability to communicate that awareness. The Gemini Sun will be in a trine with Pisces as well, a transit where our imagination is stimulated, making it a great energy for those who work in a creative field, because they will find expressing themselves flows easily through their specific artistic outlet. However, our hopes, ideals and wishful thinking can loom a little too large during this time, leaving us open to disappointment and disillusionment.

Thursday brings another quiet day in the skies, allowing for us to move forward and get things done before we wrap the work week up. On Friday Venus clashes with Neptune in a challenging square. All of the things that Venus rules (money, relationships, pleasure and material resources), are now subject to confusion, deception and a dash of wishful thinking that can be a bit on the unrealistic side. Our desires will seem more unclear, and fantasy and imagination can cloud our judgement. This is also a time where relationships have their ups and down and we may see what we want to see, rather than what really is before us. We may see old addictions, idealism or depression surface as a means of trying to deal with our emotions now.  We can find a more beneficial outlet by channelling our emotions and experiences into something more creative, inspirational, beautiful and compassionate, like helping others or engaging in artistic activities to help express those emotions.

We’re not done yet with Friday! The Sun and Saturn will be in a draining opposition that can cause many of us to feel weighed down and somewhat less than optimistic about any challenges or blockages we are facing that delay our progress. We may feel that for every step forward we are taking two back. Saturn represents the rules. It delays and restricts. It makes us cautious, sometimes overly so. All of this can whittle away our sense of freedom and self-expression. Our will and ego are being challenged and we may feel guilt, shame, or self-blame. This is also a transit where boundary issues can come to the surface.

Saturday continues the influx of different energies. The Sun will be in a square to Jupiter, a transit that can bring us a more upbeat and enthusiastic vibe. We may feel inspired to move past our usual boundaries today, but we do run the risk of reaching far beyond our means, possibly promising more than we can actually give, or seeing things in a far more unrealistic light than we otherwise would. We need to try to avoid being overconfident and making promises that we may not be able to keep, to both others and ourselves. Venus will be opposite Saturn today as well, where there will be realities that we need to face now and deal with. These will usually be related to how we are handling our relationships, resources and/or finances. But we should also see some results on the time we have invested in these areas. Venus will also be square Jupiter, a transit that can cause us to over indulge in the areas of love and money. So we need to take care that we don’t over extend our resources this weekend.

Sunday brings our Gemini New Moon. New Moons are a time for new beginnings and in Gemini our basic instinct is to communicate, think, and learn. 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. But it sure does make a great energy for having some fun today!

WEEK AHEAD – Monday, May 23rd through Sunday, May 29th

  • Posted on May 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

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Happy Sunday everyone! Today is the day those who follow astrology have been waiting for; the day Mercury finally turns direct in its retrograde cycle. It will take a couple of weeks still for things to slowly get back to normal, but they will, at least be moving forward. We also have a bouncy and optimistic Sagittarius Moon in play that is perfect for getting out and being a bit adventurous. However, we also have the Sun opposing Mars today, which adds fuel to that impatient fire of wanting to get things moving. Some may feel like they want to get moving and part of us may be feeling like we can’t find the “umph” needed to get going. But this will start to settle down as we move into the work week. So, lets take a look at what this week has in store for us!

Monday brings us a Void of Course Moon towards the afternoon, or mid morning depending on where you are. Its a good time for tending to all of those existing projects and little tasks rather than starting anything new up. You will feel less of that “need to move now!” energy as the day moves on.

Tuesday starts us off with a Capricorn Moon, which turns our focus to things that are more structured and we tend to want to feel like we have accomplished something. Venus will be moving into the sign of the Twins today, which, on a romantic level brings some playful and flirtatious energy. This really isn’t the right energy for commitment however, because Gemini wants to explore and craves variety now. Where finances are concerned, we may find money coming from different sources at this time. Its on a spiritual level that Venus in Gemini becomes important. Its an energy that helps us bring the metaphysical realm into the physical realm and shows us how to live in greater beauty. Lastly, we have Venus and Mars in an opposition, where sexual tensions and physical desires increase. Healthy relationships can get past this tension through the release of heightened enjoyment and stimulation. But relationships that are already quite tense may see tempers flaring and boiling over. For those who are single, you still need to keep those more intense desires in check now because there is a tendency at this time to find ourselves attracted to someone who we are probably not compatible with. This is especially so for women or men who are submissive because the can easily fall prey to those types that are overly aggressive now.

Wednesday is a quiet one in the skies for us, which can help us focus on those Capricorn themed tasks of accomplishment. But we still have playful energies hanging around too, so make time to play. The moon will be Void of Course in the wee hours of Thursday morning before moving into Aquarius in the afternoon. We have Jupiter making a square to Saturn, so pay attention to timing right now. Its an energy that feels like it is pushing and pulling. In fact, some may have felt this happening all week. Now we can start to push forward on any existing or new projects, but we still need to be cautious and practical as well. Make sure you leave some room for tweaks and adjustments.

On Friday we have Retrograde Mars moving backwards into Scorpio. We can expect to see some hidden emotions rising to the surface now. You may have thought you finished a release and healing cycle, however Mars moving into Scorpio seems to take us down to the next hidden level, as well as bringing anything up that was left undone or unhealed. This vibe will be with us through Saturday before the Moon goes briefly Void of Course, then moves into Pisces in the late evening. Saturday evening into Sunday make good times for spiritual things, watching movies, listening to flowing music, being near water or delving into some romantic fantasy.

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

  • Posted on May 15, 2016 at 7:30 am

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Happy Sunday everyone! We are still under the influence of that practical Virgo Moon, but there is also this kind of lazy, lets go on cruise control vibe about today. There’s nothing wrong with having a lazy Sunday, but its a good day for accomplishing any nagging little tasks that keep breaking into that peaceful laziness. Let’s take a look at what the week ahead has in store for us!

The start of the week is somewhat slow moving and focused on relationship development. Monday begins with a Void of Course Moon that will be with us until the evening, when it then slips into balancing Libra, which creates harmony and calm. There is less tendency for conflict and we can connect with people more easily now, making it a good time for negotiations and finding solutions that meet everyone’s needs. If there is someone you need to make peace with, this is the time to do it. The only downside is that we tend be be more indecisive and can find it difficult to make a decision if we are able to see both sides of an argument. Tuesday and Wednesday will be much the same, with no new energies coming in, aside from an afternoon Void of Course Moon on Wednesday, until Thursday.

Thursday starts of with the Moon moving into Scorpio, forcing us to focus on all of those things that we didn’t get finished with during the first half of the week. We also have a short but friendly aspect between Venus and Chiron happening, which can give us the opportunity to harmonize difficult relationships, and make some progress in our efforts to heal and rebalance. This not only affects relationships but social interactions, our values, finances, health, and spiritual connection. There are a few things to watch out for. We tend to want to avoid any kind of conflict that we risk negotiating beyond what we are really comfortable with. It’s important to stand strong for your values today! If you give in without thinking, you sacrifice your personal integrity. Worst case is that you allow yourself to become a victim.

Friday sees the Sun entering Gemini, a pick up of pace and a restless energy for the weekend. Knowledge and diversity motivate us with the Sun in Gemini. We are more sociable, intellectual, and insatiably curious under this influence. We tend to scatter our energies as a result of this curiosity and awareness of all of our options. We are more communicative and versatile, but we can also be unreliable. Picture it as sun beams shining in many directions at once.

Saturday afternoon brings a Void of Course Moon before the Moon shifts into upbeat Sagittarius in the evening. Its also a Full Moon, and we have Mercury slowing down now as it near the end of its retrograde cycle. So we have this kind of disjointed energy going on, plus strong fire and earth elements at this Full Moon. What this means is that we have a chance to bring our creative and spiritual ideas down into the earth plane.

Sunday finally sees Mercury turning direct in the sign of Taurus. For up to a week before and after today, you may experience mental intensity, confusion, and miscommunication or changes in your outlook. These past few weeks have challenged you to rethink and rehash situations that may have required some fine-tuning or course corrections. We also have an opposition between the Sun and Mars, which is still retrograde. Anytime Mars is opposing the Sun, it will be in a retrograde cycle. This transit also marks that halfway point for Mars retrograde meandering. Over these next six weeks we will find ourselves getting deeper into the work that has been brought on by the first six weeks of this Mars retrograde. This is the time where we need to pause and ask ourselves what we have been investing our time and energy in over the past six weeks of this cycle. Take some time to look at areas where you have been busy developing new ideas, or struggling with any situations that have involved those Mars traits of aggression, anger, assertiveness, hostility and confrontation. It’s all about honing things and buffing the sharp edges now!

 

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

  • Posted on May 8, 2016 at 7:30 am

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Happy Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Mom’s in the U.S! Today we are still under the influence of a Gemini Moon, which means today favours those activities that are quick and short. Many will feel better if they keep moving, so having to wait in queues to take Mom out to a nice restaurant will probably make you feel a bit antsy. Hopefully, you were smart and made reservations, or choose to celebrate at home! Let’s take a look at what the rest of this week has in store for us!

Monday starts us off with a Void of Course Moon that will last for most of the day. Its the most interesting and busy day we will have this week too. We have communications planet Mercury moving across the Sun, something that only tends to happen a dozen or so times per century. During this transit we tend to have a lot to say and feel compelled to communicate in a myriad of ways. Our message tend to have more impact under this vibe so use those words wisely. We have Jupiter ending its retrograde cycle today as well. Jupiter has been retrograde since the start of January, and his forward momentum is now telling us to get moving in the weeks ahead. Jupiter moving forwards promotes activity and pushes us to get out into the world. This means that after this fourth-month period of introspection and transformation we now get to put all that we have discovered about ourselves into motion and actively change our lives for the better. We have a sextile between Venus and Neptune happening, a transit that can open the flow of artistry, romance, creativity and faith. It is also seen as a lucky day, but our luck will come from our own hard work with these two planets in earthy elements, rather than from buying a lottery ticket. And the Moon will be moving into watery Cancer this evening, where we feel that instinctive need for peace. Its definitely an evening for winding down and relaxing after this busy day!

Tuesday brings us a happy little trine between Venus and Jupiter, which can work by drawing those to us who appreciate who we are and are willing to lend support. We may also feel as if we are finally getting some sort of break in life for the better. We want stimulating conversations now and feel a desire to both learn and teach. Some may find that money comes a bit more easily at this time or that their luck is better. However, we do need to be careful that we don’t let that go to our heads and over indulge or fall into feelings of complacency.

Wednesday starts off with a rush hour Void of Course Moon that will move into heart opening Leo in the late evening. So far the week may feel like its flying by with all this busy energy, especially where Mercury is concerned. By Thursday Mercury and Pluto will be playing together, allowing us to have difficult and emotional conversions that may be needed. We have a better idea of how to get to the heart of things under this transit’s influence. just keep in mind that you only need to say what needs to be said, not beat a dead horse.

Friday brings a much lighter vibe with Mercury conjunct Venus, a good energy to start off our weekend. Its an energy that allows for positive social connections and diplomatic communications.
Our words tend to comfort and appease those around us (as do their words to us), and communication at this time is lighter and more pleasurable. Also, the areas of music, art, drama…anything that provides us with a pleasant diversion will draw our attention. We don’t want to be around any harsh situations now. There will also be a trine between Venus and Pluto, allowing for the deeper aspects of love to become apparent, without the usual strains and stresses. If you have been wanting to deepen or renew a previous commitment in a relationship, now is a good time to do so. Our evening ends with a Void of Course Moon around dinner time.

Saturday morning sees the Moon moving into Virgo, so we will want to tackle some practical tasks like getting things organized. We also have a sextile between Chiron and the Sun. a harmonious energy that lets the Sun shed its light on wounds that will lead to us releasing ourselves from those bonds to the past. Look at the chronic struggles you have had going on in your life. This transit can help you find new inspiration, motivation, or the confidence to rejuvenate our waning enthusiasm. Sunday continues with Virgo’s spring cleaning theme, so getting the home or garden in order an bring a sense of accomplishment today.

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

  • Posted on May 1, 2016 at 7:30 am

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Happy May Day and Beltain Blessings all! Mother nature sure does seem confused about the seasons right now. We went from having some nice spring weather a week or so back and then temperatures dropped back into wintry mode with some of us getting snow. I wish she would make up her mind. I have gardening and yard work to get done! So, here we are at the start of another month. Today brings us a mystical Pisces Moon to play with and a sextile between the Sun and Neptune that works to illuminate our intuitive side even more. its a great day for spiritual activities, meditation, or working with divinatory tools. Visiting watery places is also favoured today. What better a way to wrap up the weekend than with a dreamy vibe. Now, let’s take a look at what this first week of the new month has in store for us!

Monday is a quiet one to start the work week off, with that dreamy Pisces energy still around us. it may feel hard to get ourselves going with tasks today that want to take us out of the clouds and into hard cold reality. Early Tuesday morning the Moon will be Void of Course and remain there until the early evening hours, where it will then move into Aries. Some of us may start to feel that bit of restlessness many get with an Aries Moon, finding it hard to settle at night and sleep. We also have a supportive trine between the Sun and Jupiter happening Tuesday. According to the ancients this is one of the most positive transits. With the Sun and Jupiter working together we are able to work in harmony with our environment radiating warmth and generosity to those around us. It is a time when our understanding of the great Big Picture clears and we start to understand just how we fit into it all. As a result of this, our self esteem and confidence soar. We start to see new possibilities and opportunities, to the point where we feel we have a bit of luck on our side.

Wednesday keeps going with that optimistic and enthusiastic combo between the Sun and Jupiter, which can open us up to something much bigger in our lives. Keep in mind that we still have Mars and Mercury in retrograde now. This means that any road to expansion will have a bit of a jerky start. Still, its an encouraging time where we can definitely give ourselves more of whatever it is we want more of in our lives.

Thursday is Cinco de Mayo and we start off with a Void of Course Moon that will be in sensual Taurus by the afternoon. This makes it a good energy for enjoying those sensual pleasures as we celebrate. Just be careful that you don’t over do it!

We have our Taurus New Moon on Friday, which is in harmony with expansive Jupiter right now and is emphasizing those earthy elements in the signs of Virgo and Taurus. Both signs like to see some tangible results for their hard work and effort, so this is a good time for accomplishing things that we can see and feel good about.

Saturday starts us off with another Void of Course cycle, with the Moon moving into Gemini in the afternoon. It can be a good time for getting quick projects and conversations out of the way. We have a trine between the Sun and Pluto as well going on. Whether you’re clearing out your closet or flushing out your brain, this transit is the time for getting rid of whatever has become unnecessary or outworn in our lives. And this can be anything from an unhealthy relationship to old and outworn beliefs that are holding you back. Or you just may need to chuck the rubbish out of your work space. It’s all about owning your own power! Sunday is Mother’s Day in the USA and the energies are perfect for just drifting off and enjoying some time with Mom, and family