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Earth Spirit Tarot’s February 2018 Newsletter

  • Posted on January 31, 2018 at 10:00 pm

I publish a newsletter each month that can be viewed in its entirety at http://earthspirittarot.com/webnews.htm30

Below is just a snippet of 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! Subscribe Here

 

What’s New This Month 

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!

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. To celebrate the Chinese New Year I have the Chinese Astrology Report available. For Valentines Day many of the love and relationship readings will also be marked down. 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 this month, along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life, such as the Spiritual Journey and the Fool’s Journey readings for those who are looking to start off in a new direction. So be sure to stop by and have a look at the September specials! You can have a browse through the many specialized readings I offer on the  Tarot Readings page.  Tarot’s Life Path & Personal Growth section is a good place to start!  Or take a wander through the various Oracle readings on my site, like Rune, Angel, Faery and Animal Totem readings.  All of these categories can be found on the main Reading Room page.  Don’t forget to check out the other areas on the Readings page, like the Oracles, Rune and Animal Medicine Cards sections.

If you have a website or blog that you need some creative content writing for, I offer my services as a freelance writer.  You can check out my basic prices atFaery Scribe.  I’ve written for several sites, such as Natural News, Jules of the Earth, Hirewriters and a number of private clients.

In the Reiki/Energy Work section you can find reiki and energy work to help give you a bit of a boost. You can find Reiki sessions, Chakra Healing and Attunements, Violet Flame healing, and the Avalon Crown of Success healing. Reiki is great for flushing out the old energies that may be lingering both in our own energetic bodies and the environment around us.

If Astrology is your cup of tea be sure to stop by my Astrology section where you can order some insightful Natal charts, Compatibility reports and Transit reports to see what will be affecting you in the months ahead. Each persons Birth Chart can show how the positions of the planets and stars at the exact time of their birth can influence their life. Learn how each planetary position has determined your physical, personal, psychic and spiritual characteristics! These charts are a great gift for birthdays or just as a special way to treat someone to a bit of astrological insight.

Come and check out my Blog that at http://earthspirittarot.com/wp/   I hope to be writing on a variety of topics from Tarot to general spirituality topics once we get into the New Year.  But for now, you can catch my weekly Astrology updates there.

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

And don’t forget to check out the Tarot Oracle Club:http://earthspirittarot.com/tosub.htm For a membership fee you get a free one card reading each month, discounts to in-depth readings, a free Natal Report package, one free in-depth reading for every one you buy, and access to a private Facebook group for members.

And now to announce the January 2018 raffle winners:

V. Smith and A. Crosley

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, January 29th through Sunday, February 4th

  • Posted on January 28, 2018 at 7:30 am

 
Happy Sunday everyone. This week ends the first month of 2018 and begins the next month. February will be bringing us a Solar Eclipse in Aquarius that is the exact opposite of where last August’s Solar Eclipse took place. If you have felt somewhat pulled apart since last summer, this could be the Universe trying to give you a fresh perspective on your life. Some choices will come out of this in the months ahead. Today we are under the influence of a Cancer Moon, so many will feel like sticking close to home and enjoying the peace of being around loved ones. Let’s see what the week ahead has in store for us!
 
Monday begins under the influence of a feeling oriented Cancer Moon, which is associated with family, food, and nutrition. So look to activities along those lines for the next couple of days. We also have an opposition between Venus and the North Lunar Node happening now. This is a good time to let go of the “things” you don’t need anymore. It’s a time to release your creativity and transform them into new resources and assets. This could mean cleaning out your closets and selling the discards in a yard sale, for example. You might decide to change your hairstyle or something else about your appearance. Have some fun with it!
 
Tuesday begins with a Void of Course Moon that will then shift into heart opening Leo in the later part of the afternoon. Leo is where we feel more energetic and optimistic. We feel like we can do anything! We crave compliments and appreciation and are generous with kind words to others. This is also a flirty Moon, and you get away with it because it’s all for fun. The Leo lunar vibe brings out the cocky bravado in men and the diva in women. You might spend more time with the mane and dress, in anticipation of being seen. It’s a Moon to revel in being admired and taking pride in appearance. We also get some sparky inspiration in the air with a Leo Moon, and we may encourage each other to shine more brightly. Go ahead and hold the stage. Tell a story and make it dramatic. Make some children laugh by being a clown. Tap into your inner thespian, and make all the world your stage!
 
Wednesday is our Leo Full Moon and it’s a powerful one because it’s also a Lunar Eclipse, Blue Moon, and a Super Moon. We will need to keep an eye on our emotions now because they can be more activated than usual. Now, last August we had another Lunar Eclipse that was nearly opposite to what we have today. Look over the past 6 months to see if you have been feeling pulled apart in many areas of your life. These are the areas where we need to gain some fresh perspective and make choices in order for us to re-integrate ourselves into a better whole. Leo wants us to open our hearts more and express our passions and creativity. It also pushes us to take a leadership role in some aspect of our lives. The Sun is in Aquarius now as well, which wants us to step back and look at the bigger picture. Aquarius likes win-win scenarios and urges us to all play nice together for the greater good. We also have Mercury joining the Sun in Aquarius for the next month, which is an excellent energy for reaching out to meet new people, explore organizations or new groups, and considering how we can bring our ideas and inventions into the real world.
 
Thursday starts with a mid-morning Void of Course Moon that will move into practical Virgo in the early evening. In this mutable earth sign of Virgo, the mood is geared toward busy productivity and adjusting with minor tweaks here and there. It favours clearing, refining, purging, detoxing and organizing. A Virgo Moon always reminds me of Spring cleaning where we de-clutter, make room, open the windows and let the fresh air flow through. On a more mental level, some may crave mentally stimulating puzzles, games and reading to satisfy the active mind. Conversations can be full of everyday analysis of events and people, sometimes critical or fault-finding. For those who have felt overwhelmed by life, now is a time when you can break down those problems into smaller, individual, and more manageable tasks.
 
Friday is the Pagan celebration of Imbolc, a time to prepare for growth and renewal. It’s symbolic of fertility and ridding of the old, making way for the new. So use this day to look at what needs to be released to make space for the new. We have that Virgo Moon energy to help us with clearing things out now and it can really be a refreshing time that makes you feel like a new start is ahead.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday starts off with an early morning Voice of Course Moon that will be with us for the entire day and into the later evening. It then moves into balancing Libra, creating a feeling of harmony and calm. We find we more easily connect to people, compromise is more likely and conflict less so. It’s a time when we find it easier to understand and relate to others. We tend to be polite and diplomatic, and would rather avoid arguments. Creating order is also the focus, not necessarily through tidying or organizing as was the case while the Moon was in Virgo, but rather through pleasing interactions with others and aesthetics in our environment. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Mars today, a transit where we have the potential to dig down and find the courage needed to speak our minds and stand up for ourselves and what we feel is right. Thoughtful actions will produce positive results and by planning ahead for possible consequences we can minimize any potential conflicts.
 
Sunday brings us a challenging square between Venus and Jupiter. When the romance planet Venus squares Jupiter, the planet of luck, we tend to want to take pleasure in doing things in a very big way. We become more generous and may spend money on others to make them happy. But there is a need here to set boundaries or we could end up overspending and overdoing it. By all means, let yourself have some fun! But be wary of depleting your resources or wasting time on superficialities-leaving you hungry for something more substantive.
 
 
 

 

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

  • Posted on January 19, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We’re into the last full week of January now and I’m sure many of us are hoping for an early spring. At least we know each day brings us a bit more extra daylight as we slowly make our way out of Winter’s chilly grasp. We have a quiet one in the skies and the start of our week is under the ambitious vibes of an Aries Moon. So, let’s see how this week will play out for us.
 
Monday starts off with a Void of Course Moon in the wee hours, which will then move into Aries as we rise to start our day. Some may actually feel this shift more than others. An Aries Moon tends to bring conflict more than most times, with emotional tensions growing, people becoming short-tempered and impulsive. Some may show a readiness and fearlessness to act in an extreme situation. Even the sweetest tempered person can become a bit mean under this moon. However, it becomes easier to shake old problem and the weight of tiresome responsibility. We want to free ourselves from everything that bothers us and makes our lives feel uneasy. As we enter this phase of emotional directness and impulsiveness, one marked by forceful and powerful feelings, we tend to gravitate towards emotional beginnings, a fresh start, perhaps the establishment of new habit patterns – so make sure they’re good ones, because they’ll set the tone for you for quite some time to come!
 
Tuesday is another quiet one, but we can still tap into that Aries energy to get ambitious about any pioneering new projects we have thought about. Wednesday takes the tone down a bit as we begin with a Void of Course Moon that moves into earthy Taurus in the early afternoon. When the Moon moves into Taurus, we feel the tension of the past few days start to drop away. People tend to become calmer and peaceful. We feel secure and stable. There is also this tendency for our thoughts and reactions to slow down, making us feel a bit slow in getting ourselves going. This is the best time for taking care of the home, running errands, restocking supplies and tending to routine maintenance. Its best to hold off on important business now, as well as the signing of contracts or important papers, because we may make mistakes due to a slowed down reaction and thinking process. We also have a conjunction between Mercury and Pluto, both aligning in businesslike Capricorn. It’s a good time for communicating with power, making concrete plans of action, and maybe doing a bit of detective work that needs our mental focus. One word of warning is to try to steer clear of anyone who has obsessive-compulsive, or a controlling nature. They tend to think they know what is best for you at this time.
 
Thursday brings us a sextile between Mercury and Jupiter, which can give us loads of ideas and the words we need to express them to others. Putting all of those facts, ideas, and thoughts into one cohesive stream becomes much easier and we may also find that we understand the big picture, the overall patterns in life’s everyday situations. Our minds flow with the possibilities before us and we have that sense of optimism needed to bring these ideas into the real world if we apply ourselves and make a bit of effort. It may be a good idea to write down your ideas at this time, especially those that can be further developed at a later time. Now is the time for playing with those ideas and having a bit of fun as we do. This is a favorable influence for short trips, writing, teaching, studying, mailings, interviews, advertising and promotion, submitting applications and forms, and accurate observations.
 
Friday begins with an early morning Void of Course Moon that moves into mercurial Gemini in the later part of the afternoon. Under Gemini’s influence, our basic instinct is to communicate, think, and share ideas. We are motivated by a desire for variety and by an instinctive curiosity. The Moon in Gemini is light-hearted, breezy, and curious, but it can also be restless and fickle. It is a good time, however, to be on the move, traveling short distances in order to fulfill that need for new impressions, and meeting up with friends and relative. We also have Mars moving into Sagittarius, where it will be until March 17th. This is a really fun combo that is supportive of putting actions into our big ideas.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday is a quiet one, but we do have that Gemini Moon in play, so keep your projects and communications short, simple and sweet. On Sunday the Moon will go Void of Course mid-morning. Mercury will be a bit busy today, with a challenging square with Uranus and a Sextile with Chiron. The Mercury/Uranus square is where we could experience some flashes of insight that can bring fresh clarity our way, however, the answers that we receive may not be what we wanted to hear as it disrupts those logical views of how things were. Its a time where news of information can come along that shakes us up, which isn’t always a bad thing. Especially if its something we needed to hear that can open us up to something we have been resisting. The Mercury/Chiron sextile brings us the opportunity to think and reflect on our pain as well as to talk about it. And sometimes that is all that is needed to get the ball rolling on healing ourselves. By the evening we will feel that shift from Gemini’s restlessness to Cancer’s instinctive need for peace and quiet. Quite often, when the Moon is in Cancer, we all become homebodies. We want to retreat to the place we feel most at home. This can bring out a sense of “homesickness” if we’re far from home, or estranged from others. It may be a time, then of reaching out to those that know us best.

Week Ahead – Monday January 15th through Sunday January 21st

  • Posted on January 14, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are now moving into the second half of this month. We have 6 out of 10 planets used in astrology in Capricorn at this time, which brings us an opportunity to bring our higher ideals down to manifest in the real world. Today is a day to expect the unexpected because we have eccentric Uranus challenging the Sun, which represents our sense of self-identity. We need to be able to adjust to changes and not make a lot of promises today, and we should be ok. Now, let’s take a look at what this week has ahead for us.
 
Monday brings us a sextile between the Sun and Chiron, a harmonious transit that allows the Sun to shed its light on those wounds we still have in our life. Wherever Chiron falls in our natal chart will show us where we have been wounded and the key to healing. This transit can help you to find new inspiration, motivation, or the confidence to rejuvenate our waning enthusiasm. While this may be a gentler aspect, we still will have to make the effort to bring it all together. Adding to this is a sextile between Jupiter and Pluto. Jupiter represents our expansive qualities as well as our abilities to improve ourselves. It is a planet of abundance and seeks insight through knowledge. It’s the planet of possibilities and a well-aspected Jupiter is normally associated with good luck. The negative associations with this aspect are blind optimism, overindulgence and excess. In our Natal charts, Jupiter reveals how we express our sense of giving and tolerance and how we go about improving our lives. When Jupiter is sextile Pluto it adds extra energies to what is normally released, which can enhance our intuition and mental faculties.
 
Tuesday is a quiet one in the skies for us but Wednesday is our Aquarius New Moon, which starts with a brief Void of Course. A New Moon is that it is all about new beginnings that come from a deeper and more spiritual level of our being. It’s a good idea to take time and see where your philosophies don’t measure up to your day to day life.  The Moon in Aquarius brings a sense of emotional coolness or detachment at the personal level, combined with an emphasis on idealism: such is the nature of the cycle you are now entering. It’s ideas that count for you now, more than narrowly personal concerns – and you may have little tolerance for people who do not operate at this level. The new, the unusual, the avant-garde – these are the things that instinctively appeal to you.  Attraction to all that is new and unusual, and an instinctive need for improvement, characterize the Moon in Aquarius.
 
Thursday brings a trine between Mars and Chiron, where we may find ourselves being more assertive in our own healing processes. It will be a bit easier now to move past any inhibition that stops you from being assertive, expressing anger or frustration, or in putting things into action. Reconciling inner fears, guilt, or regrets that held you back can now be released more easily. Or we may find we have finally reached that point of acceptance that now will allow us to move beyond a conflict or struggle that has been keeping us stuck.
 
Friday brings a Void of Course Moon just before Noon, which then moves into mystical Pisces in the later part of the evening. A Pisces Moon can bring about feelings of romance, heightened intuition, mystical and dreamy moods, and an interest in the unknown, religion and all that is magical. We tend to become softer, sentimental and more tender, speaking words of kindness and complimenting those we love. We also tend to have this deeper understanding of the hidden meaning of life, events and things, as well as a more intimate perception of beauty, art, poetry and music. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Neptune, where our intuition runs high. We may 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 very creative, where our ideas seem to flow magically and it makes a great time for literary and artistic projects. Mainly, this is a good time for creativity, optimism, intuition and hope. We just need to make sure that we stay grounded.
 
WEEKEND
 
The weekend is fairly uneventful in the skies, but we are still under the influence of the Pisces Moon, which is supportive of romance, movies, meditation and paying attention to your dreams.

Week Ahead – Monday January 8th through Sunday January 14th

  • Posted on January 7, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a good New Year celebration. Here we are in the second week of January 2018. It will be a busy start to the week as well. Today we have those balancing Libra Moon energies that make us want to pamper ourselves a bit. It’s a good day for connecting with others and brings a sense of calm. So enjoy the day before we get into the week ahead. Let’s see what’s in store for us.
 
Monday brings us a mix of energies, starting with a sextile between the Sun and Jupiter. Under this transit, our ideas and plans become infused with clarity and optimism. We can better understand the “Big Picture” and what our place is in the big grand scheme of it all. This can result in our self-esteem and confidence getting a boost. For some, this can give a feeling of being “lucky”. It truly is a feel-good energy that we get from this mingling between the Sun and Jupiter. Some may feel a bit restless under this brief transit but finding activities to satisfy our wandering minds shouldn’t be too hard. We have a sextile between Venus and Jupiter as well, where we seem to get an abundance of creative inspiration. It’s another lucky combo that can attract opportunities in love, money and resources. Last up is a sextile between Mars and Pluto, where we tend to experience a period of intense focus and determined action. Our physical energy levels are heightened at this time and we may discover that we can work very hard for long periods of time. This means that we really need to pay attention to our body during this time; remember to eat and rest when you need to and avoid burning out.
 
Tuesday is super busy in the skies, starting us off with a Sun/Venus conjunction, where we want to be seen and get noticed, mainly for our natural qualities. This desire to be social opens up doors of opportunity for us to reach out and connect with others today, as well as allows us to express ourselves with ease, charm, and grace. Whether you find yourself spending time with others or on your own, pursuing the things you love and enjoy comes easily now. We also have the Sun and Venus in a conjunction with Pluto today. This can be a transformative energy and good for business. We will find we need to release what is no longer working for us now though. We also gain a sense of determination that is formidable and we just won’t put up with any interference from others. Next up is a Venus/Mars sextile, a transit that brings an opportune time to take a more balanced approach to any conflicts, problems, and goals that require a lot of effort. Later in the day, the Moon will go Void of Course before moving into deep Scorpio in the evening, where our emotional charge and sensitivity increases. It’s a time where we need to be careful not to get swept away by irritability, mood-swings, hysteria, big and small excitements, and a sudden desire to quickly change everything. People tend to become more conscious of self and others and see everything in dark tones with the Moon in Scorpio.
 
Wednesday brings us a bit of a breather with the Sun and Mars in a nice little sextile that will give us enthusiasm, energy and the power we need to fuel our ambitions. However, things won’t just fall into our laps here. We will have to reach for what we want. We can look at our past experiences now and use this to help us reach ahead towards our dreams and visions.
 
Thursday sees Mercury moving into Capricorn, where it will be for the rest of this month. This energy is supportive of structured thinking because it brings out our focused and analytical side. our communication will be more down to earth and more focused on practical matters. With Mercury, the focus is on knowledge, communications of all kinds, and travel. So, when the Messenger planet mixes with Capricorn, these areas will be on solid footing. It’s a good time for making those New Years resolutions because we have a better chance of seeing them through as we build solid plans for 2018.
 
Friday morning the Moon will move into upbeat Sagittarius, which makes us want to have some fun as we plan for the weekend. But we also have that practical Capricorn energy in play that wants to be practical. The Sagittarius lunar mood is very adventurous, active and restless for exploration. We want to experience life first hand. we want to get outdoors, see the sights, connect with nature, go places we haven’t been before. It does, however, put us in a risk-taking mood. A need to be in motion makes us very restless if we get bogged down with mundane chores. It’s a good time for speaking our truth, saying it like it is, but we also need to be careful that our words don’t come out with blunt force. The best way to enjoy and us this lunar energy is to keep it light and upbeat.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday brings a mixed bag of energies our way. We have a conjunction between Mercury and Saturn, making it a good time for taking a serious look at the circumstances and situations in our lives. It’s not a very upbeat energy but it’s a great energy to tap into when you need to take an objective, detached, clear view of life.  Then we have a challenging square between Venus and Uranus. Under this transit, we need to be careful of temptations like impulse buying and being a bit erratic with our resources. For those who have been experiencing difficulties with funds and/or relationships, this transit can bring a lingering issue up to the surface now and will require our attention rather than trying to push it back down and ignore it. Last we have a sextile between Venus and Chiron. This is a short but friendly little aspect which can give us the opportunity to harmonize difficult relationships and make some progress in our efforts to heal and rebalance.
 
Sunday starts us off with a Void of Course Moon that will move into Capricorn in the evening. In Capricorn, our emotional charge seems to decrease as our feelings of duty and responsibility move to the fore. We tend to become more practical and logical, as well as more demanding and less sensitive to others and ourselves. So we will definitely feel like winding down at the end of our day. We also have a square between the Sun and Uranus, where our world can experience some shake-up’s as the Universe decides its time for change and time to make things a bit more “interesting.” This is our wake-up call folks and it is designed to loosen us up from old habits and cycles that keep us stuck or inhibited in life. So if you are looking to break some old habits in your life or break away from current restrictions, this is the best time to do it! Just bear in mind that it could also create a bit of a mess that you will have to contend with later.