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Earth Spirit Tarot’s December 2018 Newsletter

  • Posted on November 30, 2018 at 10:00 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! Subscribe Here

What’s New This Month 

Here we are once more, moving into the last month of another year gone by.  As we come to the close of the old year I always make a point of looking back at where I was this time last year and I am always amazed at just how much I have done and learned. Soon we will be entering 2019 and hopefully a more positive time of growth for ourselves and the world around us.

As we start moving into the colder and darker days of winter, many of us start to feel a bit down, tired, or overwhelmed. Darker days can often create a feeling of melancholy. That is why its so important to do things that bring warmth to your environment and your spirit. Pampering yourself in little ways, focusing on crafts or projects in the house you may not have had time for, or taking stock of what you have done and what you wish to do in the coming year; all of these are ways to perk things up a bit.

The specials for this month reflect the energies of the holiday season. We have the “Solstice of Light” and the “Yule Star” readings. And for those of you wanting a glimpse at what the New Year will be bringing you, the ever popular “New Year Outlook” and “New Year, New You” readings are available. The New Year Outlook reading comes with a 1 year astrology transit report too! 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 Cardssections.

For many getting ready to start some early Yuletide shopping, have a browse through my  Faery Trinkets  shop, 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.

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 now to announce the November 2018 raffle winners:

S. Buntner and H. Kleine 

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

Week Ahead – Monday, November 26th through Sunday, December 2nd

  • Posted on November 25, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! Here we are at the last week of November, with December beginning at the weekend ahead, and a New Year not far off! The year has gone fast and December looks like it will be a quieter month in comparison to November. Today has a homebody feel to it with the Moon in Cancer so the focus for the next couple of days will be on home and family activities. Let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us.


Monday brings an enthusiastic vibe with a conjunction between the Sun and Jupiter, both in optimistic Sagittarius. Some may feel lucky today and be drawn to taking risks because our ability to identify opportunities is much stronger right now. But it may be best not to take those risk with gambling our resources right now. Our spirit becomes more generous and allowing us to encourage others. Just be careful that you don’t overextend yourself by making grand gestures and promises that you may not be able to keep. We have a bit of tricky energy as well today with a challenging square between Mercury and Mars. This transit is characterized by hot debates, fiery speech and lots of arguments. We may experience this in forms of conflict or we may find these exchanges as challenging yet stimulating. We just need to remember to pace all of that mental energy. Some of you may have restless sleep or exhausting dreams under this energy.


Tuesday is a busy one, starting in the morning with a brief Void of Course Moon that then slips into Leo as we begin the day. Under a Leo Moon we have a desire to be noticed, appreciated, and to feel we are the center of other people’s attention. Its a good energy for performing and appearing on stage, playing, creating and doing everything which inspires us and lets us express our inner self. However, our ability to perceive details and nuances could deteriorate at this time. We have a conjunction between the Sun and Mercury, both of which are in Sagittarius, which compels us to communicate. We may choose to initiate new activities that involve sharing our ideas, teaching others, or writing. Whatever information comes our way at this time, we will surely be physically up for the challenge of sorting through it all. Mars makes a sextile with Saturn, which can make our work projects run more smoothly if we combine a patient and disciplined approach with courage and confidence. Lastly is a conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter, which allows us to see the big picture, and lets us verbalize our ideals and goals.


Wednesday brings us a challenging square between Venus and the Lunar North Node, 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. 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.


Our Thursday begins with a mid-morning Void of Course Moon that will move into Virgo before noon, which is a good energy that supports those practical tasks on our to-do lists. Under this Virgo energy attention towards details is on the increase, with a tendency to fault-finding, cleanliness, and neatness. It is a good time to undertake routine, painstaking work, and to search for and correct errors. Your body may be more intolerant of low-grade food and harmful substances, and this is a good day to begin a diet. Things to do under a Virgo Moon: drink lots of water, fast, stretch, walk or jog, volunteer, add finishing touches, write or edit, give and take some constructive criticism, encourage a loved one to keep trying, detoxify your home or workspace, bring order to chaos, use discernment, refine your routine.


We still have that practical Virgo energy in play today, and an opposition between Venus and Uranus, where very sudden changes in agreements can happen along with erratic actions from those involved in a project. We are drawn by a desire for more excitement and feel a need to want to break free from our everyday routines. 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.



Saturday begins on a quiet note until the early afternoon, when the Moon goes Void of Course briefly and then moves into balancing Libra for the remainder of the weekend. The Moon in Libra creates this feeling of harmony and calm. We find we more easily connect with people, compromise is more likely and conflict less so. It’s a time when we find it easier to understand and relate to others. These are power days for speeches, and offering your big idea. It’s also the right mood to make amends or compromise. Mercury also makes a move today into Scorpio, a shift that can help us to read between the lines. The dark side of Mercury in Scorpio is represented by the mistrusting mind, one that holds secrets and fears them at the same time. Communication becomes a means of control, rather than connection. However, seeing our fears doesn’t mean that we have to perpetuate them. The opportunities are ripe for discussing heretofore forbidden subjects, resulting in greater degrees of trust and intimacy.


Today Venus joins Mercury in Scorpio for the next few weeks. They say that the planet of love is not so comfy in steamy Scorpio. 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. There can be this tendency, under this transit, to be overly aware of loss. This can increase unwarranted jealousy and economic uncertainty. This can also create a danger of becoming manipulative, controlling or devious to get what we want. 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. The Sun and Mars will be squaring off today as well, which tends to bring out a competitive “me first” mindset, even for those who are not normally like this. This can be a good energy to tap into if you need a bit of courage to stand up for yourself. It allows us to focus on ourselves and our own needs, which is great if you have been focusing so much on others that you have neglected yourself.

Week Ahead – Monday, November 19th through Sunday, November 25th

  • Posted on November 18, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! November is flying by and we are drawing closer to the Winter Solstice and Yule celebrations. It’s also Thanksgiving Day in the USA on Thursday. Take time to reflect on all that you have to be thankful for in your life! Today we are under the influence of the Aries Moon, which means our week will start off with a bit of an aggressive tone. Days to be aware of this week are today. Monday, Friday, and Saturday, because there will be this hurry up and move energy in play, going hand in hand with Black Friday shopping. Mercury is now retrograde as well, so take care when driving or trying to move too fast. Now, let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us.
Monday has that Aries Moon energy in play as well as a challenging square between Mars and Jupiter. This is a transit that can bring us a greater sense of enthusiasm, confidence, and energy. However, it can also make us a bit overly optimistic in our perspectives and assessments of what has potential. It’s a double edged sword really. We feel motivated to take brave and bold steps towards our goals, but the downside is that we may feel forced to take these steps due to moral coercion rather than choosing to do so freely. For some, a need to prove themselves to others can come across as being a braggart, arrogant, or trying to inflate their own self-worth. The trick is to not take things too personally, to not let the ego get in the way of rational thinking now.
We will still have that Aries energy in play for most of today, but that will change later this evening when the Moon goes Void of Course briefly and then moves into earthy Taurus for the next couple of days. The Sun makes a trine with both Chiron and the Lunar North Node today. The Sun/Chiron aspect focuses on healing chronic struggles in our lives and shining some light on the progress we have made. You may find a new angle on how to approach some issues too. The Sun/Lunar North Node aspect gives us a boost of optimism, confidence, and empowerment, which we may feel for a couple of days before and after today as well.
Today will start off under the influence of a Taurus Moon. 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. It’s a good energy for getting those last minute Thanksgiving Day preparations done.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA! Thursday will still be under the more mellow Taurus Moon energy for a bit and then the day continues under an introspective Void of Course Moon. But this changes by Friday, when the Moon enters Gemini in the wee hours of the morning. The Friday after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. Yes, we spend a whole day giving thanks for what we have and then go out and buy what we don’t really need because it’s on sale…go figure! It’s a day that brings a lot of chaos on its own. Under Gemini things want to move fast, rushing from one place to another. With Mercury Retrograde, this can be a bit chaotic, perhaps even dangerous if we don’t slow down a bit. So take care if you are taking on the maddening crowds and allow some flexibility in your schedule! It’s also a Full Moon tonight. The Full Moon is the best time for doing work on letting go of the old and releasing the negative. Our basic instinct under a Gemini Moon is to communicate, think, and learn. So magical workings tend to be best for spell work involving travel, communication, and personal connections.
Today the Sun moves into a new sign, Sagittarius. Happy Solar Return all of you Sagittarians! This Fire Sign energy compels us to explore farther away from our homes and habits, to speak to those we might otherwise avoid out of apathy or anxiety, to create our own history by taking chances and making bold choices. Creativity and storytelling thrive under this Sign’s influence, as Jupiter, a benevolent planet of good fortune and philosophy, rules it. Conversely, during this freewheeling time, you may have a hard time settling down to work or putting up with a schedule or deadlines. And you may be feeling dogmatic, too. As a Mutable Sign, though, Sagittarius will be adaptable and willing to listen to other sides of an argument. Watch for broken bones or mishaps with this increased sense of adventure, courage, and determination. On the whole, Sagittarius is an exploratory, optimistic energy. Put it to good use! It’s a good time travel and adventure of all kinds, seeing and believing the best in people, reading and deep thought.
Our Sunday begins with a brief early morning Void of Course Moon, which will then move into Cancer. We can feel the restlessness of the Gemini Moon give way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet as the Moon moves into Cancer. We become motivated by a feeling of belonging and safety, and this Moon position has a lot of healing potential. It’s a day for being a homebody or spending time with those in our close inner circle. We will probably need it after the hectic week!

Week Ahead – Monday, November 12th through Sunday, November 18th

  • Posted on November 11, 2018 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! We’re at the midway point of the month this week, and we will feel a shift in some energies as the weeks plays out. Today we have the Moon in Capricorn, which will be with us for the next couple of day. It’s a good energy for tending to those practical tasks, responsibilities, and anything that makes you feel productive. Now let’s see what this week has in store for us.
Monday is a quiet one, but we still have that productive Capricorn Moon to work with. Mid-afternoon on Tuesday the Moon will go Void of Course briefly, and then move into Aquarius, an energy that supports meeting up with friends and sharing our higher ideals and innovative ideas. It is a good period for reading, study and scientific pursuits. However, activities which require subordination and discipline, as well as jobs which bore you, will go from bad to worse now.
Wednesday is another quiet one but Thursday is when we see a shift in energies and this is down to Mars moving from Aquarius into Pisces. Mars has spent an unusually long time in Aquarius due to the warrior planet being retrograde over this summer. In Pisces, we get a softer, compassionate, intuitive, and spiritual vibe. This can make us feel less motivated to go after traditional goals, and more motivated to pursue spiritual or emotional drives. Mars will be here for about 6 weeks allowing us to push forward with a bit more discretion and kindness. Spiritual tasks, charitable acts, compassionate gestures and imaginative pursuits flow more freely with this transit. It can allow us to more easily connect to spiritual, artistic, creative, and intuitive energy. Listen to what your body, actions, and reactions are telling you now. You may find yourself feeling a bit spacey now and need to be careful of falling into despondency. But it can help to do things that will feed your spirit in a natural way. We also have a sextile between Mars and Uranus today, bringing feelings of enthusiasm towards the work we are doing.
Friday brings two more energy shifts our way. Our early Friday morning starts off with a brief Void of Course Moon that will then move into Pisces as we begin our morning. 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. Today, Mercury begins its Retrograde cycle in Sagittarius. Mercury retrograde cycles make an ideal time for reflection, re-thinking, going over plans and tying up those loose ends before we get started on any new projects and ventures. In Sagittarius, we are focusing on the big picture and this can feel a bit daunting at times. We also have Venus ending her Retrograde cycle, which means its now time to make decisions based on what we have learned about our values and relationships over the past few weeks.
Saturday brings a challenging square between Mercury and Neptune, and under this transit, our mental focus can feel a bit clouded, confused or lethargic. Many of us may feel a bit out of whack and off balance. We’ll need to balance our left brain analytical side with our intuitive right brain thinking by being less rigid and more open to a new perspective. We are under the Pisces Moon for today and this evening, so its a good time for seeing a movie, doing something spiritual, or something romantic.
Sunday begins with a Void of Course Moon in the early morning, and this will be in effect until mid-afternoon when the Moon then shifts into Aries. 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!

Week Ahead – Monday, November 5th through Sunday, November 11th

  • Posted on November 4, 2018 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a fun Samhain/Halloween. The USA will be turning their clocks back today. We are entering our first full week of a new month, and this week is going to be very changeable indeed! Today we are under some Libra Moon energy, which is a supportive energy for relationships conversations and any talks that need a bit of diplomacy. This energy will continue into Monday. Let’s see what the rest of this week has in store.
Monday is a quiet one in the skies, aside from the balancing energy we are still getting from the Libra Moon. The vibe changes on Tuesday beginning with an early morning Void of Course Moon. We also have Uranus moving backwards into Aries, so expect the unexpected. Uranus first entered Aries in 2011, so think back to anything you have had to release since that time and get moving with it. Uranus in Aries is a potentially volatile combination. In our personal lives, we can watch out for throwing anger at others instead of taking responsibility for ourselves and picking petty fights rather than channelling outrage into positive outlets for transforming the world. We’ll have to navigate the balance between being independent and taking care of ourselves while asking for help when we need it and offering support to people in need rather than judging them. Uranus also makes a challenging square to the Lunar North Node, where we can find our best-chosen plans, even our entire life’s direction suddenly goes off the rails. This tends to be a time of unexpected changes that can force us to refocus entirely on where our path is going. The Lunar North Node will be moving into Cancer today as well so the next year and a half will bring a time for working on balancing our nurturing and emotional security with our boundaries and responsibilities.
The Moon will be moving into Scorpio in the early afternoon as well, so we really 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. An emotionally difficult time. There is increased jealousy, greediness, envy and other negative feelings. The colours of the world turn black and white. Sexuality and sensuality go up and strong, powerful emotions run high, whilst diplomacy and tact will noticeably decline. However, it is a good time for any occupation which needs intensity and total devotion. The Sun makes a trine with Neptune today as well, where our imagination is stimulated which is great for those who work in a creative field because they will find expressing themselves flows easily through their specific artistic outlet.
Wednesday is our Scorpio New Moon, which is at the middle degree of this sign. This is considered to be very powerful because it falls halfway between the autumn equinox and winter solstice. It’s a New Moon where we go down to our emotional depths in order to get in touch with that place within ourselves that feels vulnerable. It’s an intense place that reminds us of what is important in our lives. Jupiter will also make a trine with the Lunar North Node. For up to a week or so before and after today, you may feel inspired and excited about the possibilities that are open to you. Jupiter is in the last degree of Scorpio now, which asks us to bring something to completion and then let it go.
The Moon will be Void of Course mid-morning, which will stay with us until the early evening when the Moon moves into Sagittarius. 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. Jupiter will be joining the Moon in Sagittarius today. Remember what I said about completion and letting go? Well, this is the reward for doing so. With the planet of generosity moving into optimistic Sagittarius for the coming year, we can now take a risk on adventure.
Our week ends on an optimistic note that will last into the weekend. We have a harmonious trine between Venus and Mars today so try to get out and share this time with someone you enjoy being around. 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.
Saturday is a quiet one but we do have the Taurid meteor shower happening. Enjoy the show and maybe wish upon a star! Sunday begins with a brief early morning Void of Course Moon that quickly moves into Capricorn. This can be a good couple of days for any activities that require extra responsibility and discipline. This can be a very sober influence–even a depressing one. However, it can also be a productive time when we look reality in the face. We want to feel productive and the next couple of days are great for pushing past difficult obstacles. We also have a sextile between the Sun and Pluto today and under this transit we can feel our sense of purpose grow stronger, allowing us to tap into the deeper levels of our energy stores and determination. We do need to take care though that we are not coming across as too forceful or pushy. It’s a good energy for those situations where we need to make a strong impression, but not so much in cases where a more delicate touch is needed.