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Earth Spirit Tarot’s September 2018 Newsletter

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

“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”
– Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885 

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 September’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 

Happy September everyone! We are just weeks away from the official start of autumn.  We return to school, university and work after our summer holidays and get ready for the days becoming shorter and the nights longer. We also celebrate the harvest festival of Mabon, which is all about harvesting all that we have planted and nurtured through the year so far, and getting ready for the darker days of winter.

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, 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 this month’s 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 at Faery Scribe. I’ve written for several sites, such as Natural News, Jules of the Earth, Hirewriters and a number of private clients.

If you’re looking for some unique handcrafted items, come and have a wander at 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 August 2018 raffle winners:

Y. Kim  and L. Wright

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

Week Ahead – Monday, August 27th through Sunday, September 2nd

  • Posted on August 26, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! Here we are in our last week of August. The weather is starting to shift into Autumn temperatures and the days are getting shorter once again. Today we have a Pisces Full Moon, and the water and earth elements are strong right now. So we get this sense of emotional support and stability. As we move into September, it looks like it will be an easier month with all of the eclipses past us and Mars ending its retrograde cycle that it started back in June. Let’s take a look at what these last few days of August have in store for us.

MONDAY

Monday is the day Mars turns direct. Mars has been in retrograde since June of this year, but now starts it’s forward movement. Mars, the planet of action, is all about moving forward, and for the next couple of weeks, we will start to feel an increase in intense focus and motivation to pursue our goals. So, if you’ve been feeling a bit stuck when trying to make headway in work, love, or life, in general, the past few months, things are about to get better.

TUESDAY

The Moon will go Void of Course in the early afternoon before shifting into Aries in the early evening. 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. 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! It’s a great time to have an opening for an art show, a business, or to sell your house. It supports you if you’ve got to be dynamic, for a job interview or on a date. You can go ahead and start that project or try to sell your idea to others. Quick short activities are favoured, rather than doing any tedious footwork. You can encourage a friend, work on self-promotion materials, or throw a party. We also have a challenging square between Mercury and Jupiter, a transit that can bring an information overload. There is a tendency to over explain or give out too much info that comes across as nervous rambling with this energy. Or we may come across as being too pushy in trying to over explain ourselves. So just say what needs to be said and leave it. 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/THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Wednesday and Thursday are quiet ones for us. By Friday the energy becomes good for spending time with those we love. The Moon goes Void of Course in the wee hours of Friday morning before moving into Taurus a couple of hours after. 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.

WEEKEND

The weekend and September starts off quiet. We have that Taurus Moon in play though, so its a good time for tending to those practical matters. Taurus energy is slow moving so savouring everything we experience comes more naturally under this sign. It’s an excellent time to be in the studio or with your musical instrument. You can earth your dreams in real ways.

Week Ahead – Monday, August 20th through Sunday, August 26th

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

Happy Sunday Everyone! This is our last full week of August and the weather is feeling more autumnal. Today we have Mercury ending its retrograde cycle, so things will start to slowly move forward again. We also a harmonious trine with Jupiter and dream planet Neptune, so pay attention to your dreams and any big ideas that pop into your head today! It’s a slower week for us but one where we can get a lot done. So, Let’s see what this week has in store for us.

MONDAY/TUESDAY

Monday is a quiet one in the skies for us, but just after midnight, the Moon will go Void of Course. A few hours later, on Tuesday morning, the Moon makes its move into Capricorn, bringing that “get to work” vibe for the next couple of days. We want to focus on doing things that feel productive. It is a suitable time for all activities which require extra responsibility, structure, and discipline.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Wednesday brings us another quiet one in the skies, but we are still under the influence of the Capricorn Moon. These productive vibes are enhanced on Thursday when the Sun makes it’s move into Virgo. This is a time for tending to our lists of projects that we want to complete. It’s also a good time for getting rid of clutter and purifying our bodies! The Moon goes Void of Course for a couple of hours in the afternoon and then moves into Aquarius in the early evening. This changes that structured vibe to one where we want to break out of our usual routine. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. Friday is quiet but good for social activities with the Aquarius Moon still in play.

WEEKEND

SATURDAY

Saturday is more of a party day. The Moon goes Void of Course in the early morning. The Sun will be making two harmonious trines today, one with Uranus and the other with Saturn. Uranus wants us to do something on the eclectic side, and Saturn wants us whatever comes out of this to be practical. We may discover that unusual item we were looking for, or we can find a way of breaking free and getting ourselves out of any rut we have felt stuck in. It brings us a chance to break out of old cycles and habits.

SUNDAY

On Sunday morning the Moon moves into Pisces, bringing us a romantic and dreamy vibe. It’s a good day for movies, inspiration, and imagination. Just after Noon, the Moon reaches its Full Lunation, and these are good times for doing energy and spell work that is geared towards releasing something old or reaping the harvest of whatever seed you planted at the last New Moon. In Pisces, it makes the best times for magic work that involves the creative arts, dream work, increasing our intuitive awareness, and healing. We have a challenging square between Venus and Pluto happening as well today, making our relationships and interactions feel a bit deeper, more intense and transformative. Some of us may feel prompted to delve deeper down on a soul level in order to connect with our own inner beauty and sense of values.

Week Ahead – Monday, August 13th through Sunday, August 19th

  • Posted on August 12, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone. Well, it looks like our summer heatwave is over here in the UK, and we are back to our normal chilly August temperatures. We have the Perseid Meteor shower going on right now, so I’m hoping the skies are clear enough to catch some “fireworks”. Today we are under the influence of a practical Virgo Moon, which can be useful in taking care of those little tasks like organizing things, tidying, and looking after ourselves. Now, let’s see what this new week has in store for us.

MONDAY

On Monday, Retrograde Mars moves into Capricorn, where he will remain until the 27th when he turns direct once more. Mars stays in Capricorn until mid-September and feels quite at home in this sign. It brings a persistent and forceful energy that can help us in finding the motivation to get things sorted or give us that last little push we need. For most of the summer, Mars Retrograde has been in Aquarius having us review our higher ideals. Now we need to look at which of those ideals can be brought down to earth to use practically as we move into the months ahead. Creating a plan of action for the coming change of season is a good start to make with this energy.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY

The Moon goes Void of Course in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but only for a very brief few minutes. It then moves into the balancing and social sign of Libra, making the next two days a bit smoother going. The focus is on partnerships of all kinds. We may find an idea appears that helps bring balance to a situation or has the potential to. These are power days for speeches, and offering your big idea. It’s also the right mood to make amends or compromise. 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.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

As we begin our Thursday morning the Moon will be going Void of Course briefly before moving into Scorpio, taking our thoughts to a more private level. Because of its intensity, this can be an emotionally difficult time for some. Negative aspects like jealousy, greediness, envy and other negative feelings increase under Scorpios influence. However, it is a good time for any work which needs intensity and total devotion. 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. It can be an intimate and passionate time. This energy will be with us into Friday as well. Friday looks like its a quiet one in the skies otherwise.

WEEKEND

SATURDAY

Saturday sees Mercury beginning to slow down as it nears the end of its retrograde cycle. Make sure you allow yourselves extra time, be flexible to any changes in your schedule, and try to postpone any important conversations for a few more days when Mercury starts moving forward again. Mercury and Venus join together in a beneficial sextile today, which brings us the possibility of benefiting from our social connections, a more open awareness, and harmonious communication. It doesn’t mean that it will all just fall into our laps though! We still need a bit of effort to make all of this happen. The Moon goes Void of Course on Saturday afternoon
for a brief stint, then moves into the more upbeat sign of Sagittarius. Our focus turns from inner soul searching to exploring the world around us now. This 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. Tap into this fun energy this weekend and do some exploring, whether it’s in a new town or in your own neighborhood.

SUNDAY

Today is the day Mercury begins its forward motion once more. For up to a week before and after today, you may experience mental intensity, confusion, and miscommunication or changes in your outlook. Mercury has spent its retrograde cycle in Leo, so was focused on reorientation around Leo themes, such as creativity, heart-centered self-expression, how we influence others through communication and letting love radiate from within. However, this energy can manifest as being demanding of attention and/or respect, being egotistical and dramatic. So we need to look at these areas that may have undergone changes and shifts. With Mercury beginning its forward motion once more, we can start to implement those new plans, tweaks, and ideas. Things will start out a bit slowly, but ramp up as we move into the next 2 weeks. We also have a trine between Jupiter and Neptune today, which surrounds us with a supportive and sympathetic atmosphere. Under this transit, we can gain a much broader understanding of who we are. This is a time for expressing our visions artistically or employing our inner senses to make meaningful what is often not logical, freeing us from the constraints of an excessively controlled environment.

Week Ahead – Monday, August 6th through Sunday, August 12th

  • Posted on August 5, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We have a pleasant energy in play today with the Moon in Taurus, making it a good one for sharing. This first week of August is pretty favourable, with just one minor hiccup when Uranus turns retrograde. Let’s have a look at what this week has in store!

MONDAY

Monday begins with a brief Void of Course Moon in the wee hours that then moves into Gemini shortly after. This brings a social energy our way and brings out our curious nature. There is a rise in cheerfulness and quick-wittedness, and we tend to be interested in all kinds of things. The Moon in Gemini favours study, intellectual pursuits, acquaintances, conferences and gatherings. However, heightened changeability and scattering your interests can prevent you from getting definite, tangible results right now, and we need to take care that we don’t fall under influences that may lead to the danger of getting off course and making mistakes. Venus enters one of her favourite signs today, Libra. She will remain there until the first part of September. So the next 4 weeks focus on improving our existing relationships, as well as exploring new ones. We also have a square between the Sun and Jupiter, making us feel more enthusiastic and upbeat. What’s so challenging about that, you ask? Well, we run the risk of reaching far beyond our means or seeing things in an unrealistic light. It’s easy to overestimate the results we are envisioning die to this upbeat and optimistic vibe. We may also underestimate just how much work is needed for a certain project or goal. Try to keep it balanced and real.

TUESDAY

Tuesday begins with a morning Void of Course Moon that will be with us until Wednesday morning. We have Venus and Mars in a harmonious trine today, which adds to that favourable relationship energy. Life does seem to flow easier at this time but don’t let that put you off your guard because it will only last a few days. Since this transit can assist us in getting what we want right now, we need to be careful as we try to identify what exactly it is that we want. This transit brings a sensual energy, a time to be loved and to love back. We also have Uranus turning Retrograde today, and this long retrograde cycle lasts until January of 2019. Uranus going retrograde is often a turning point in situations involving issues of spontaneity, freedom, breaking free of old patterns, rebellion and expressing your personal uniqueness. So this is where your focus will be until the start of 2019 when you can begin your own personal revolution. Be flexible to changes!

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday has a lot going on, beginning with the Moon moving into Cancer, a sign that brings a lot of potential for healing. We tend to want to be homebodies now and only communicate with those we are closest too. Venus makes an opposition to Chiron as well today, making us feel even more sensitive to the struggles of others, and where our issues with love and money come to a head, even undergoing a crisis. On a positive note, many may find that we are finally able to reach a new level of peace and acceptance of ourselves. Adding to this is a conjunction between the Sun and mercury, which is still in retrograde. So, we feel we have a lot to talk about. Its ok to talk about future projects now but don’t set anything in stone until after the 18th, when Mercury starts moving forward again.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

We have some minor challenges going on to our philosophy and values, and this isn’t a good time for pushing things forward where new projects are concerned. The Moon goes Void of Course just after Noon on Thursday, and we have a square between Venus and Saturn. This transit can make it feel difficult to relate to others and we may feel unappreciated, unloved, or unwanted. Some emotional distance in relationships is likely for the time being but try not to read too much into situations, particularly social and romantic circumstances. This transit is best used for reflection. On Friday morning the Moon moves into heart opening Leo, bringing with it some energy and optimism. This is a good time to perform and appear on stage, to play, create and do everything which inspires you and lets you express your inner self.

WEEKEND

Saturday starts off with a Void of Course Moon, while at the same time entering its New lunation. This is also the second solar eclipse of the summer. We have a lot of fixed signs in play (Leo, Aquarius, Taurus, and Scorpio), which have the ability to persevere and be strong through difficult situations. However, they also have lessons to teach us where knowing when to adapt or let go is concerned. Retrograde Mercury also makes a square with Jupiter today, bringing information overload and making it easy to neglect or miss important details. It’s 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.

Sunday begins with an early morning Virgo Moon, so our focus turns to practical tasks and dealing with clutter. Health matters might come into focus under Virgo’s energy too, as we become more sensitive and vulnerable, especially in areas of the body like the intestines and lower abdomen. 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. It also favours launching self-improvement schemes. We also have Venus sextile the North Lunar Node, which brings us a sense of well-being and optimism where love and finances are concerned.