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Earth Spirit Tarot’s October 2018 Newsletter

  • Posted on September 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm

“Between the heavens and the earth
The way now opens to bring forth
The Hosts of those who went on before;
Hail! We see them now come through the Open Door.
Now the veils of worlds are thin;
To move out you must move in.
Let the Balefires now be made,
Mine the spark within them laid.
Move beyond the fiery screen,
Between the seen and the unseen;
Shed your anger and your fear,
Live anew in a new year!”
– Lore of the Door 

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 October’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 October all! We are now officially heading into Autumn and Winter. The nights draw closer, days seem shorter, and our focus is on harvesting all that we have worked so hard on this year. I love this time of year! We celebrate Halloween, or Samhain, which is the Pagan New Year this month. We also turn the clocks back one hour around this time too. UK’s Daylight Savings is on October 28th, the US’s is November 4th and October 7th for Australia.

Let’s see what tricks and treats I have for you this month! I have our favourite Samhain New Year reading and the Trick or Treat reading. The Afterlife Communication reading is a good way to connect with our ancestors as the veil lifts this month.  All of these can be found in the  Monthly Specials section 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 visit,  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.

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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 September 2018 raffle winners:

G. Bennings and D. Farrer

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

Week Ahead – Monday, October 1st through Sunday, October 7th

  • Posted on September 30, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! Well, its the last day of September and it sure seems to have gone fast. We are entering my favourite month of the year now. I love October when Autumn is getting into full swing, Halloween/Samhain is around the corner, and the wonderful smells that come with the Autumnul weather, like wood-burning stoves, home cooked stews, and baked goods. It warms the heart on chilly days. Today we are under the influence of a Gemini Moon, so its a good day for communicating, sharing ideas, fact gathering, or just letting your curiosity lead you somewhere new and interesting. Now, let’s see what this first week of October has in store for us!
Our Monday starts out with us still being under that Gemini energy until the evening, when it moves into the calmer sign of Cancer. 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.  This Moon makes us quick to tear up and have sentimental moments. But it’s about being enriched by close ties, and the safety of home, too.  It’s not necessarily mellow, but there’s a sense of wanting to be enclosed, private, in familiar environs.
Tuesday brings us a square between Mercury and Pluto. Square aspects usually bring challenges or obstacles that we need to overcome. Mercury Square Pluto is no exception here and we need to be cautious with this transit with an impulsive and obsessive interaction between quick to speak Mercury and burn your bridges, Pluto. This is a time when our minds are more suspicious and perhaps negative. Some of us may experience some level of mental stress and pressure. We will need to avoid the tendency to read between the lines with a negative slant, as it is bound to only stir up trouble. It’s a transit where we feel that need to be heard and there is that danger of us pushing our beliefs and opinions on others, and vice versa. Showing a bit of restraint in our desires to persuade others is necessary or we could come across as a bit over eager and defeat our own cause. Also, watch out for dramatic outbursts and events, both personally and globally.
Our Wednesday morning begins with a Void of Course Moon that stays with us until the late evening, when it then moves into heart opening Leo. A Leo Moon can bring a cheery vibe, making it easier to be lifted out of the doldrums. Its a good time for presentations, celebrations and social events. You might want to leave the day open, and let your spontaneous mischievous child inside lead the way. Thursday is a quiet one in the skies for us, but we still have that Leo energy to play around with.
Today the Moon will go Void of Course just after Noon. Its also the day the Venus starts her retrograde cycle. For a week or more before and after this date, we may experience some intense energy in the areas of relationships, finances, beauty, self-worth and harmony. It’s somewhat like Mercury going retrograde, where we go over ground we have already covered to tweak, polish, refine and adjust those areas being affected in our lives. Venus will be in retrograde until November 15th, and it can be a time when underlying issues in relationships of all kinds can turn into conflicts. In other cases, some ongoing conflicts could settle down or take a step back. It’s a time when we all regroup and reassess our value system and what is important to us. Where material and financial issues are concerned, we may see a shift where either resources and income become a bit scarce and force us to rethink our material focus, or resources are suddenly plentiful.
Just after midnight on Saturday morning the Moon enters practical Virgo. So this weekend will be focused on doing those practical activities. We want to set things right and we may easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. This makes it a good time for doing routine work that requires precision, concentration on detail and hard work. Health matters can also come into focus now. 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. This Virgo energy will remain with us until Sunday afternoon when the Moon goes Void of Course.

Week Ahead – Monday, September 24th through Sunday, September 30th

  • Posted on September 23, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone and Mabon/Autumn Equinox blessings! We are into the last full week of September now, and the days are slowly getting shorter. We have an abundance of planets that are in action-oriented signs right now (Aries, Libra, and Capricorn). This will help us accomplish a great deal, but we need to be careful of over-committing ourselves. We have the Sun moving into Libra today and the Moon is still in Pisces, so we not have the mental focus we need for any projects that require real focus. Today is one of those days that you’re better off easing into. So, without further ado, let’s see what this week has in store for us!
Our Monday begins with an early morning Void of Course Moon that will be with us until early tomorrow morning. Mercury will be sextile the Lunar North Node today as well. Mercury represents our rational mind. Its the planet of everyday communication and expression. It signifies our curiosity and what areas of life we find stimulating and appealing on a mental level. The Lunar North Node symbolizes a forward motion point in our lives, what our overall lesson is. Some believe it shows us our destiny. When Mercury interacts with either of the Nodes, it promises a highlight on movement. In this case, it focuses on how we communicate and plan our destiny. If you have something you need to tell the world, now is the time to do it!
In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon moves into Aries, as well as beginning its Full lunation. It’s a Harvest Full Moon and one where we re-balance our individual needs and our relationship needs. We also have a challenging square between the Sun and Saturn going on. Chiron is also aligned with this Full Moon, so healing our emotions or helping others with their emotional well-being is supported. The Sun’s transits to planets in a person’s natal chart represents brief influences that usually last around a day. So today will highlight those areas where we need to accept our own limitations, boundaries, and expectations. There are positives with this transit too if we take the time to understand the nature of the situation. For example, an area of our lives may be pruned back in order to keep things under better control, or as a way to make room for something new to grow. This is the kind of day/transit that usually has a very important lesson for us to learn about ourselves.
Wednesday morning is a quiet one for us, with a Void of Course Moon just before noon. Later in the day, Mars will be making an opposition to the Lunar North Node. This transit has a loner vibe, where we choose to act on our own decisions regardless of what others may think. It may feel like our desires and actions are out of harmony with the social norms, and there is a tendency to feel a bit frustrated or angry. So we need to take care that we don’t lash out at others for no apparent reason, and vice versa. You may need to give some people a wider birth just now.
Thursday morning sees the Moon moving into earthy Taurus, where 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 have the Sun in a sextile with the Lunar North Node, which allows us to work in harmony within our social conditions. It’s a good energy for creative fields such as drama, music, art and culture. We also have a trine between the Sun and Mars, where we feel its easier to lead rather than follow. It boosts our confidence levels and our instincts will feel more in tune today. Friday is a quiet day with a Void of Course Moon taking place just before midnight.
The weekend starts us off with the Moon still Void of Course and then slipping into Gemini in the early afternoon. When the Moon is in Gemini we become active, feel stronger emotional sensitivity and a need for socializing. So its a good energy for the weekend. Get out and explore, meet new people, communicate, and share ideas. Some of us will try to do everything all at once, which later leaves us stuck with unfinished projects and ideas. It is a good time, however, to be on the move, travelling short distances in order to fulfil that need for new impressions, and meeting up with friends and relative. It’s time for experimentation, perhaps mashing up your personal style. You might change your outfit many times, or coax out one of your lesser-known personalities. Watch out for the appearance of the evil twin, who utters things that you don’t really mean, just to say them. There may be no rhyme or reason for behaviour-thoughts-feelings today, and it’s all okay. Sunday afternoon sees the Moon going Void of Course.

Week Ahead – Monday, September 17th through Sunday, September 23rd

  • Posted on September 16, 2018 at 9:31 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are at the midway point of September now, and the equinox is coming up fast. We are already seeing the days getting shorter and the temperatures dropping to more seasonable temperatures. Today we have mixed energies with the optimism of the Sagittarius Moon, which wants us to focus on our physical well being and philosophical pursuits, and some minor conflicting energy between our hearts and heads. So try to do something good for yourselves today. The start of our work week will be taking a more serious turn. Let’s see what’s in store for this week!…

Week Ahead – Monday, September 10th through Sunday, September 16th

  • Posted on September 9, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! As we move into our second week of September, the earth element is very strong and water follows closely behind. Earth energy wants us to be practical, where water wants us to pay attention to our emotional needs. We have the Moon in Virgo right now, so its a good day for doing chores that get us organized and more efficient, that help us prepare for the changing season, or focusing on health-related tasks. Venus moves into Scorpio today as well, a sign she isn’t too comfortable with. She will be in Scorpio longer than her usual 3-week journey through the signs, due to her going retrograde during the first week of October. Let’s see what this week has in store for us.


Monday morning is fairly quiet and good for practical tasks. The Moon will go very briefly Void of Course mid-afternoon before moving into balancing Libra. As we move into the early evening the Moon will reach its New lunation. New Moons are a time for new beginnings and in Libra creating order is 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 have also had a challenging energy building up for our values, relationships, and ambitions for the past few days, and this is now highlighted by the New Moon. We are being asked to see if our actions are in alignment with what we say (or think) we value. Adding to this is Uranus’ tie to this energy, which means our cages are being rattled by the Universe as a way to get us unstuck in order to be more open to new possibilities.


Tuesday sees warrior planet Mars moving into Aquarius, where it spent a good deal of time over the summer when he was retrograde. Mars in Aquarius can make us feel less motivated about going after traditional goals and more motivated to pursue spiritual or emotional drives. So if you were feeling unmotivated and lazy over the past few months, this is the boost you need to pick up the pace and get moving. We have the Sun in two transits today as well; Sun sextile Jupiter and Sun trine Pluto. making it a good day for getting an early start on the day. The Sun/Jupiter aspect infuses us with clarity and optimism, and we are more able to see the bigger picture. The Sun/Pluto aspect helps us to get rid of anything that has become unnecessary and outworn in our lives. It gives us the chance to take back and own our own power. just before midnight the Moon will go Void of Course.


We have quite a bit happening today, starting off with a sextile between Jupiter and Pluto. Our mental and intuitive faculties are now enhanced and its a good time for sharing group ideas and insights. Venus is also busy today. She makes an opposition to Uranus to start, making our interactions with others full of surprises. We may see sudden changes in agreements now or erratic actions from those involved in a project. Be careful around financial situations under this transit because they can be more erratic and unstable at the moment. if at all possible, put off any serious agreements and decisions for a few days, or until this energy passes. Adding to this is a sextile between Venus and Saturn, making it a day for romantic yearnings, longing, and fantasies. It makes the perfect time to ask yourself if there is a dream of yours, perhaps one you had to shelve for a while, that you can now take down, blow off the dust, and make it come true. Last we have the Moon moving into Scorpio in the early 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 over the next couple of days.


Thursday begins with a sextile between warrior planet Mars and the wounded healer Chiron. We can benefit from this energy boost, which helps us get the job done. It also brings a chance to take action that can bring about some healing resolutions to long-standing, ongoing problems you have been dealing with. Adding to this is an opposition between Mercury and Neptune, where inspired thinking, mental fantasy, imaginative ideas, and lucid dreams are likely. Our perceptions about reality can be a bit off and colored by wishful thinking and irrational conclusions, however. Doing a reality check with a trusted friend or advisor is a good idea, especially if you are trying to make important decisions right now. Friday is a quiet one for us with a Void of Course Moon in the morning that will last until after midnight.


Saturday starts us off with the Moon moving into Sagittarius in the wee hours of the morning. This is a great weekend energy for being adventurous, exploring and socializing. When the Moon is in Sagittarius our focus turns from inner soul searching to exploring the world around us. 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. We also have a trine between Mercury and Pluto, a positive aspect that helps us get to the heart of situations. Its a good vibe for mental activities that involve research, investigation, and concentration, adding to the already adventurous Sagittarius Moon.

Sunday is another one that is great for ideas and expressing them, with Mercury in a sextile with Jupiter. So we can take all of those facts, ideas, and investigative results from yesterday and place them in one coherent stream. This is a favorable influence for short trips, writing, teaching, studying, mailings, interviews, advertising and promotion, submitting applications and forms, and accurate observations. Venus will be making a challenging square to the Lunar North Node today as well, where we may start noticing that the people in our lives are not giving us the encouragement and support we need where fulfilling our life purpose is concerned. We could run into situations where someone who was giving us support suddenly backs away. Or we find that their actions interfere with what we are trying to do. Renegotiating our priorities in order to create balance may be needed as well. Venus also rules finances and resources so we could run into issues around possessions, resources, and finances that call for adjustments now. This isn’t a very long transit, lasting only a few days. So the things we come across may not be major issues. But if something significant does rear its head at this time, it could be a sign that we have something that needs to be looked at more closely.

Week Ahead – Monday, September 3rd through Sunday, September 9th

  • Posted on September 2, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! Here we are at the start of a fresh new month, and we are slowly creeping into Autumn.  September looks like it will be an easier month for us, now that we have gotten past the Eclipse season.  We are under the effects of a Gemini Moon right now, so its a good day for socializing, researching, communicating, or looking into something you feel curious about.  Let’s see what this new week has in store for us.


Monday kicks off the week with a beneficial sextile between Mercury and Venus that is great for our social connections. It also brings a more open awareness and harmonious level of communication. Venus is all about pleasure, beauty, and sensuality and under this transit we get to appreciate these things a bit more. It’s a good opportunity for getting closer to someone we have an interest in, or that we want to build a stronger foundation with. Tuesday starts off with a Void of Course Moon in the morning that will be with us until after Noon when the Moon moves into Cancer. This Moon makes us want to retreat, to refill the well. But it’s about being enriched by close ties, and the safety of home, too.  It’s not necessarily mellow, but there’s a sense of wanting to be enclosed, private, in familiar environs. We might reach for our favourite foods, or show love by baking or cooking. The trappings of home included aromas that are comforting. It all ends with cosying up in bed, maybe even being tucked in. We may also get lost in an imaginative project. We can add emotional depth and nuance to what we are working on. Whatever we do, it’s with more feeling.


Wednesday is fairly quiet in the skies, but we do have the effects of the Cancer Moon still in play. So use this day for connecting with those you feel close to or spending quality time with family. The Moon goes briefly Void of Course early Thursday afternoon and then moves into heart opening Leo, where we feel more energetic and optimistic. The Moon in Leo speaks to our “inner child”. It’s a warm, generous, wholeheartedly loving position. It’s a strong time for romance and any creative activity as well. This can be an expansive, creative, and even romantic phase, a time you’ll look back on with pride and fondness. We also have Mercury moving into Virgo and Ceres entering Libra. Mercury feels right at home in Virgo, one of the signs that it rules. Dealing with details is natural and easy now. But we can also become too nit-picky as well. So we need to be careful that we don’t lose perspective if we find ourselves lost in details. We should also be aware of the possibility of expressing ourselves in a too factual manner, so much so that we come across as dry, critical, or unimaginative. Ceres in Libra is a good energy for anyone who works with the public, especially in nurturing roles like healing, therapy, and counselling.


Friday is busy, starting with an opposition between the Sun and Neptune. This is an idealistic and impracticable transit, where we come face to face with the boundless universe for a few days. This energy can come to you in several ways, for example as creative inspiration, magical encounters with the great mysteries of life, or really vivid dreams. The effect can make us feel as if we are losing sight of our boundaries, creating feelings of depression, confusion and lethargy. So its really important to take time for some reality checks during this time. Get a trusted friend to help you out with this, especially if you are faced with having to make an important decision right now. Mercury is in a trine with both Uranus and Saturn. The Mercury/Uranus transit expands the mind and we may experience unusual ideas, flashes of insight and see unexpected possibilities. Get ready for some “Aha!” moments. This is a great time to do some writing or other forms of self-expression, especially if it’s spontaneous or involving technology. The Mercury/Saturn transit can help us balance out some of that airy, dreamy energy we have going on. While it is an excellent transit for mental work that involves accuracy and precision, these things may be a bit dulled down.



Our weekend kicks off with a brief Void of Course Moon in the early afternoon of Saturday that quickly shifts into Virgo. So our focus will turn towards the practical activities in our lives, as well as health-related themes. We need to be careful now, because it’s the small details that seem to be more important to us now, in some cases more than they are in reality, which can lead to arguments over what seems like insignificant little things. This makes it a good time for doing routine work that requires precision, concentration on detail and hard work. Venus squares off with Mars as well today, making our diplomatic and receptive side a bit argumentative with our more decisive and assertive side.  Social blunders are a possibility now and we need to be wary of making impulse purchases. Those who are prone to drama and attention seeking could very well stir up problems in order to fulfil a need for excitement.


Sunday sees love planet Venus move into the steamy waters of Scorpio, a sign that the love planet isn’t very comfy in. Scorpio likes to plunge to the depth of the inner workings of our partnerships and is not interested in the pretty and sweeter side of love. Jealousy and mistrust are downsides of this transit, yet a more honest examination of what we need and what we’re willing to give in exchange adds maturity to personal interactions. So we may be looking at what needs to change, end or begin during Venus’s visit to Scorpio. This is a good transit to take joy in your instinctive nature. The whole point of this transit is to find balance though, so if we can keep this in mind, we can make the best of this transits energy.