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Earth Spirit Tarot’s August 2019 Newsletter

  • Posted on July 31, 2019 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 August’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 Lughnasadh everyone! The second half of the year is getting into full swing and I can’t believe how quickly it has all gone by so far! With this being a major time of year for going away, having the kids out of school, or having to pick up the slack at work while others are off, schedules can feel a bit out of balance as we re-adjust our routines to work around it all.

Now is a good time to reflect on the seeds we planted earlier this year and see if these have bourn the fruit we have hoped. From there you can determine if changes need to be made or if you can harvest what has grown and use that to grow something new or stronger in the coming months.

The special Lammas/Lughnasadh 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. Many of you will be travelling now so I have a special reading just for you as well! There is also a 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 August 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.

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 July 2019 raffle winners:

P. Smith  and E. Carter

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 August’s raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entrypage! Good luck!

Week Ahead – Monday, July 29th through Sunday, August 4th

  • Posted on July 28, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! Well, we made it through the UK heatwave finally and I’m glad to feel things cooling down to more normal levels. Here we are at the end of July and the start of August this week. This coming month will see a shift in things that felt like they weren’t moving forward. This is down to both Mercury ending it’s retrograde cycle recently, and Jupiter going direct on the 11th of August. So we can begin to move in expansive directions, however, momentum will really start to build when we hit October. We have a mixture of work and play for the coming month. Today, we have some Gemini energy to tap into, which means communication and exploration are ramped up. Let’s see what the rest of this week has in store for us!
Today will be a day for stepping outside of our normal routines because we have freedom-loving Uranus squaring off to the Sun. Uranus just wants to start a revolution and it may be a good idea to escape from things by the afternoon if at all possible. We may see some shake-ups with the Universe deciding it’s time for a change, both in our own lives and the world around us. Just after Noon, the Moon will move into Cancer, where our focus turns to the hearth, home, and the things and people that give us comfort. We tend to want to be homebodies under Cancer’s energies.
The last 2 days of July may go out with a bang. We still have that explosive Uranus energy wanting to shake things up on Tuesday. Wednesday starts with an early morning Void of Course Moon that will be with us until mid-afternoon. The Moon then moves into heart-opening Leo. Depending on where you are, the New Moon begins later today of early Thursday morning and will start off in Leo, but end in Virgo. Mercury will turn direct today in the sign of Cancer. So we have a bit of choppy energy going on and will need to keep ourselves grounded.
Ok, back to the New Moon. The first half of this New Moon cycle in Leo wants us to open our hearts, remember our inner child, and to practice having some creative playtime. With Uranus’s energy still in the mix, however, there is another side to this New Moon that us to run off into those unknown territories while leaving what is comfortable and safe behind. So, a lot of conflicting energies there. Keep your heart open and be willing to make last-minute changes. By mid-afternoon the energy shifts to Virgo, so the focus turns to taking practical steps towards new beginnings. The energy here is about healing and rewiring our old programming into something more mindful. It’s about stripping down to the essentials until we get to what is healthy and good. A friend of mine said that Virgo New Moon is like a can of disinfectant for our soul. We also have a trine happening between Venus and Chiron today, which also brings us a chance to heal and rebalance, especially in the areas of love, resources, and values.
Today we have Venus and “shake things up” Uranus in a challenging square. We will need to be careful of temptations now, like impulse purchases or being erratic with our resources. Where relationships and social interactions are concerned, this transit can make the way we relate to those around us (and them to us) seem a bit impulsive, inconsistent, and wishy-washy. 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.
If used wisely, the energy of this transit can help us to break free of any restraints and structure that have been holding us back from seeing new possibilities.
Saturday is a fairly quiet one for us. By Sunday morning, the Moon will be Void of Course until mid-afternoon. It then shifts into balancing Libra, which is good for social gatherings, celebrations, business meetings and a romantic rendezvous. However, our ability to make decisions suffers because people are more prone to doubts and hesitation now. It’s a good day for rebalancing ourselves and our environment.

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

  • Posted on July 21, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are into the last full week of July already. Today marks the mid-way point of Mercury’s retrograde cycle that began on the 7th of July. Today, Mercury will be aligning with the Sun, so try to get an early start to the day. This is also a good time to begin those behind the scene preparations for any future projects. Just keep in mind to not make any plans that are written in stone, because Mercury can still bring some changes that we will need to adjust for. Let’s see what this week has in store for us!


Our morning starts off with a Void of Course Moon, but things shift just before noon when the Moon moves into Aries. Aries wants us to be active, so we may find we need to burn off extra energy over these next couple of days. An Aries Moon can bring emotional vitality and the drive to act on our feelings. With the Moon in Aries, we’re motivated by a strong desire to start fresh. We get this gut instinct to start something new, as well as the motivation to do so. Our pioneering impulses are strong as well under this influence, and we tend to feel more energetic, spontaneous, and enthusiastic. 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 the day that the Sun moves into a new sign. Happy Solar Return to all of you Leo’s out there! The Sun moving into its very own sign means that its radiant vibes will be extra bright now. While this is particularly strong for Leo’s it can affect all signs as well. Leo brings the focus toward our individuality, our sense of identity, our creativity, self-esteem and self-expression. And Leo is fun! It wants to let our inner child out to play! We get to tap into this lovely energy for the next 4 weeks, so make the most of it.


This morning, Venus aligns with Mercury, which is great for conversations, diplomacy, and social connections. The areas of music, art, drama…anything that provides us with a pleasant diversion will draw our attention. We may find that we shy away from any harsh situations or environments under this transit, and some of you may feel a desire to travel to a place of beauty or visit someone close to your heart. In the late afternoon, the Moon will go Void of Course for a few hours and then move into earthy Taurus. So, some of our discussion may revolve around our values and desires. Patience, diligence, perseverance and practicality are on the increase. The Moon in Taurus favours occupations which demand prolonged and persistent effort, but it is also good for complete rest in comfort and cosiness. It is a good time to treat plants. It is best to avoid undertaking anything which requires quickness, decisiveness and quick-wittedness.


Today brings a trine between Mars and Jupiter, which makes it a great time for getting ambitious about presenting our bigger ideas to others. While this isn’t a high energy transit, we can be motivated to express our creativity and a good sense of rhythm through dance, music, sculpture and other physical creative outlets. We may feel a strong urge to engage in religious or more spiritual activities as well now, particularly involving groups of people. This is a good time to learn more about how astrology affects our lives and the world in general. We are more in touch with the subtle vibrational energies that influence our lives. Friday is a quiet one in the skies for the most part. We do still have the energies of Thursday to work with though.


Early Saturday morning the Moon will go Void of Course for a couple of hours. It then moves into Gemini, which makes today a good one for doing those short, quick errands and projects. This isn’t a good time for doing anything that requires deeper research though.  Sociability, cheerfulness and quick-wittedness are on the increase, and there is an interest in all kinds of information. 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.

On Sunday we have the planet of love and money, Venus, moving into Leo. This means that the next 3 weeks are a great time for sharing with our loved ones or taking a risk on someone new. This is a warmhearted, teasing, expressive, proud, and extravagant placement for Venus. What we need to avoid at this time is overstating our feelings simply for the effect, as well as extravagance.   Later in the day, the Sun makes a harmonious trine with Chiron, which can help us to heal chronic struggles we have been facing. In the late afternoon, the Moon will go Void of Course for the remainder of the evening.

Week Ahead – Monday, July 15th through Sunday, July 21st

  • Posted on July 14, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! This week takes us into the 2nd half of July already. Today is a good one for resting up, as well as getting a slower start to the day, due to Pluto and its obsessive-compulsive energy buzzing about. We also this energy building up from today, moving towards the Full Moon on Tuesday, which is also a Lunar Eclipse. The energy for this Lunar Eclipse may have a more emotional tug than usual for some. Let’s take a look at what lies ahead.


In the very wee hours of the morning, the Moon will move into the more serious-minded sign of Capricorn. There is an increase in formality, strictness, and exactitude, with a tendency to reserve and distance. Rules and regulations are dominant. It is a suitable time for all activities which require extra responsibility and discipline, but you shouldn’t rely on someone’s receptivity or emotional pliability. 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.


Today is our Capricorn Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse. Its a time for thinking about how we are balancing our responsibilities and our needs for nurturing. A Lunar Eclipse is said to allow cracks to form where light can shine in and allow what is on the inside come out. Also, being a Full Moon, it means this is a time for fruition and things to emerge. That means whatever has been growing inside that “shell” that the Eclipse has cracked open, is ready to emerge. We are just not quite sure what, exactly “it” will be for the moment. In a nutshell, we need to ask how we are seeing things in a different light now and as opposed to how we were seeing things before, and why. The Moon will go Void of Course a couple of hours before midnight.


This morning the Moon moves into the friendly sign of Aquarius, making it a good time for participating in group activities, organizations and spending time with friends. It allows us the distance to see the big picture. The mood takes us down tangents of thought or brings exciting flash ideas. It’s a great time for tuning into the collective currents. It favours social networking via the net or experimenting with other technologies that keep you connected. It’s time for embracing the new, the futuristic and innovative. We also have a conjunction taking place between Venus and the North Lunar Node. During this time, our love, beauty, and joy are especially visible to others. We can attract things to us now, such as material abundance, admiration, and appreciation from others, or perhaps a sense of well-being that brings you into a more beautiful balance with those around you.


Today we have the love planet, Venus, making a harmonious trine with spiritual Neptune. It’s an energy that supports tapping into the spiritual connection in our relationships. This can be great socially and intimately because things tend to run more smoothly as well as adding a touch of magic to the pot. It’s important however to be very clear about what we truly want! This can also be a time for over indulging and overspending, so take care. The Moon will go Void of Course in the late afternoon.


Today, retrograde Mercury moves int Cancer, which helps us to communicate our emotions. It’s more about quality than quantity now, and this will be an important time for going to the more vulnerable side of our emotions. We also have the Moon moving into Pisces in the late 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. It can be a wistful, sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate time. We are especially imaginative, and our intuition reigns under this influence.


The weekend continues with an emotional tone, especially through Saturday. Sunday brings us an opposition between Venus and Pluto. Venus is in Cancer, making the love planet more protective. Pluto wants to pull things apart to bring transformation within our value system. This energy can be used for looking at who and what is supportive of us at this time and release what needs releasing. We could see power struggles being provoked as well as spur of the moment surprises. The Sun will also be making a conjunction with Retrograde Mercury, where we enter a new beginning in the areas of communication, awareness, the exchanging of ideas, and the use of new information coming in.

Week Ahead – Monday, July 8th through Sunday, July 14th

  • Posted on July 7, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a fun and safe 4th of July. We’re finally seeing some nicer weather here in the UK and I hope you are all getting the chance to enjoy it! Today, we have the Moon in its introspective Void of Course lunation. So, its a good day for laying low or hiding from the chaos of the world. We also have Mercury turning retrograde in the latter part of the day, where it will remain for the entire month. Mercury retrograde is known for the communication mishaps that occur during this time. However, it also brings us the opportunity to rearrange life a bit, take a step back, retreat, and do research for any future projects. This Mercury Retrograde cycle starts in Leo and then goes back into Cancer. So the focus will be on deciding where our heart is engaged in life, as well as where you are or aren’t’ getting the nurturing you need in life. The start of the week has a lot of energies in play, so let’s have a look at what this week has in store for us!


As we begin our Monday morning, the Moon will move into balancing Libra. Its a good time for meeting up with a friend and sharing stories. We tend to relate better to others under the influence of a Libra Moon. Good for social gatherings, celebrations, business meetings, and a romantic rendezvous. However, your ability to make decisions suffers because people are more prone to doubts and hesitation now. Chiron will be turning Retrograde in Aries today, so we have the opportunity to discover previously unrecognized abilities. Use this time to focus your energies on those areas in your life that need healing, acknowledge them and give recognition to how far you have come on your path towards healing so far. Venus will make a challenging square to Chiron later in the day, forcing us to make adjustments in our finances and relationships. Venus also makes a sextile with Uranus today, unpredictable energy that can bring a sense of excitement to our social lives. Lastly, Retrograde Mercury and Mars come together in a conjunction that is known for quick wit and strong mental impulses. Usually, it’s a time for putting plans into action, however, with Mercury retrograde, you may find a need to make changes and be flexible.


Today starts off with a sluggish energy due to an opposition between the Sun and restrictive Saturn. If you have important tasks that you must do, make sure you take a slow and steady approach. Some may experience boundary issues, feel drained or weighed down, delayed or restricted. The Sun makes a conjunction to the North Lunar Node today as well, which is a favourable energy that can help balance out the somewhat negative aspects of the Sun/Saturn energy. The Moon will go Void of Course in the late evening.


Today will feel a bit easier, but our ambition is lowered. We have the Moon moving into Scorpio mid-morning, which brings an emotional charge and an increase in sensitivity. We need to be careful not to let ourselves get swept away by irritability, mood swings, or a sudden desire to quickly change everything. We are motivated by the desire to get to the bottom of things, and we instinctively read between the lines. Superficiality won’t work for us now. 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.


Our day starts with a trine between the Sun and Neptune, which stimulates the imagination. It’s a great energy for anyone who works in a creative field because they will find it easier to express themselves through their specific artistic outlet. Just be careful not to make optimistic promises which we may not be able to fulfil once this time of optimism wears off. As we move into the afternoon, Mars makes a challenging square with Uranus, which means we need to take care, especially if we are working with or driving mechanical things. This is a transit that is known for having things break, earthquakes to happen, and people who have anger issues to act out. Mars also makes a trine with Chiron today, allowing us to be more assertive in our own healing process.


The Moon will go Void of Course in the wee hours of the morning and remain there until the late afternoon. The Moon then moves into upbeat Sagittarius, making it a good time for being adventurous, going for walks in nature, or taking part in some philosophical activity. We just need to be careful of being over-confident because we may not have a good grasp of practicalities. It is a suitable time for large-scale plans but not for any occupations which require attention to detail. The best way to enjoy and us this lunar energy is to keep it light and upbeat.


That optimistic Sagittarius energy will be with us for the weekend, so we can continue to take part in adventuring and getting in touch with nature. Early Sunday morning the Moon will go Void of Course for the rest of the day and evening. We also have an opposition between the Sun and Pluto happening on Sunday, which can foster power struggles. We need to steer clear of manipulative behaviour or plotting revenge. It’s a transit where pressure that has been building up could throw an issue out into the open. It may be best to put off taking action until things have calmed and you can see more clearly.