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Earth Spirit Tarot’s February 2020 Newsletter

  • Posted on January 31, 2020 at 1:46 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 February’s newsletter. If you subscribe or go to my website you will have access to the astrology section, monthly raffle and a variety of other goodies! Subscribe Here

 

What’s New This Month 

Blessed Imbolc and a happy February to everyone! We are just days away from the annual event of Groundhog Day and I know many of us are praying that Mr. Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow and brings on an early spring.  It looks like things will settle down this month, in comparison to the energies from last month.  However, we still have 3 life-changing planetary energies in play for this year.

February tends to be a time when many of us focus on love and relationships. We also celebrate Imbolc which is the official start to Spring for many Pagan cultures. We start to welcome a time of new birth and rebirth as the days slowly grow longer once again.

This month, in my Monthly Specials section, I have a few readings geared towards love and relationships on offer. To honour Imbolc, I have the Brid’s Wheel tarot reading.  For Valentines Day many of the love and relationship readings will also be marked down. I’ve also kept the New Year Outlook readings on special as well since many are getting around to having a peek at what is ahead for them. All of these can be found in the  Monthly Specials  section this month, along with a few other inspirational readings to help bring balance into your life, such as the Spiritual Journey and the Fool’s Journey readings for those who are looking to start off in a new direction. So be sure to stop by and have a look at the September specials! You can have a browse through the many specialized readings I offer on the  Tarot Readings page.  Tarot’s Life Path & Personal Growth section is a good place to start!  Or take a wander through the various Oracle readings on my site, like Rune, Angel, Faery and Animal Totem readings.  All of these categories can be found on the main Reading Room page.  Don’t forget to check out the other areas on the Readings page, like the Oracles, Rune and Animal Medicine Cards sections.

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

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

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

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

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

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

And now to announce the January 2020 raffle winners:

 L. Andres and B. Lawson

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 from any area of my site. For more details, and to enter February’s raffle, stop by and visit the Raffle Entry page! Good luck!

Week Ahead – Monday, January 27th through Sunday, February 2nd

  • Posted on January 26, 2020 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are into the last week of January already and we’ve seen some controversial things ignite for the start of 2020 on a larger scale. Many have also been experiencing upheaval, the unexpected, and feelings that change is coming in a big way. February will continue with these energies, hopefully with some progress being made in fiery situations. Today, we have some challenging energy between Venus and Mars and will be under the influence of a Pisces Moon later today, which you can read more on in my 2 separate posts from this morning. Let’s take a look at what this last week of January has in store for us!

MONDAY

Today starts with a conjunction between Venus and Neptune, which opens up our intuition to a higher vision. We’ll need to be aware that, before a higher vision can come into manifestation, the bubbles of illusion will need to be popped. Venus/Neptune conjunction that began a new cycle which will bring certain issues to the fore that we will be exploring. It will gradually unfold over the next year. This transit brings dreamy desire and romance as well as deceptive manipulation and negotiations that are self-serving.

TUESDAY

Today we have a challenging square between Mars and Neptune, giving us the chance to see where our blind spots and hidden motives are that tend to trip us up. One thing we need to be careful of is to not respond to conflicts in a manipulative or passive-aggressive way. When we look at this transit and that of the Venus/Neptune transit, we can see that relationships, ambitions, and values are all being tested right now so that we can decide what is an illusion and what is real.

WEDNESDAY

The Moon will go Void of Course in the early hours of the morning and then move into fiery Aries just before noon. 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 problems and the weight of tiresome responsibility. We want to free ourselves from everything that bothers us and makes our lives feel uneasy.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Thursday is a quiet one in the skies but we still have that Aries Moon energy in play, so use it well. In the early afternoon of Friday, the Moon once again goes Void of Course, where it will remain for the rest of Friday. We can use this Void of Course energy for getting things in order, clearing away, and perhaps some preparation for projects. But the Moon’s Void period isn’t a good time for starting anything new. We also have Ceres moving into Aquarius today, where the way we nurture and are nurtured revolves around the unique and our social circle. this will be a good energy for anyone who works with the public, especially in nurturing roles like healing, therapy, and counseling.

WEEKEND

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Moon will move into earthy Taurus, where we gravitate towards stability and our thoughts and reactions slow down a bit. This is the best time for taking care of the home, running errands, restocking supplies and tending to routine maintenance. It’s 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.

On Sunday, Venus and Pluto come together in a powerful and uplifting transit that focuses on our romantic/sexual relationships. We may get new insights into relationships and love can come to us that could help improve a current relationship or help us to improve how we view relationships of all kinds. Venus rules money and love so this can be a good time for either (or both) if the opportunity arises.

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

  • Posted on January 19, 2020 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! This month sure does seem to be zipping by! On the plus side, it’s bringing us closer to longer days and warmer weather. Today, we have an adventurous Sagittarius Moon in play. 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 just need to be careful of Sagittarius’ risk-taking qualities. Let’s see what this week has in store for us!

MONDAY

Happy Solar Return to all of you Aquarian’s out there! The Sun moves into Aquarius today, so the focus for the next 4 weeks is on freedom and being drawn to things out of the ordinary. It’s also a good time for group projects and humanitarian causes. We also have a trine between Venus and the North Lunar Node which makes us feel more comfortable in our own skin and with the social world around us. This is a really good time for saving or spending resources if done wisely.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Moon will go Void of Course and remain that way until early Wednesday. Other than that, Tuesday is a fairly quiet day for us. As we wake on Wednesday morning, the Moon will have shifted into Capricorn. Capricorn’s energy is good for taking on activities that require discipline and responsibility. It can help us to push past any difficult obstacles as well. The Sun will also be interacting with Chiron today, in a harmonious trine that allows the Sun to shed light on old wounds that we need to let go of.

THURSDAY

Today brings us a bit of a challenge with the Sun squaring up to Uranus. It’s not a good day for forcing ultimatums or taking on a “my way or the highway” stance. This is a transit that can bring shake-ups and wake up calls, so be ready for the start of some changes. It can feel unsettling for some but we need to clear some space for new growth. We also have a sextile between Venus and Jupiter later in the day, which is great for bringing creative inspiration our way. It’s a lucky aspect that can feel like what we need is coming our way. Just remember that we still need to work for what we want.

FRIDAY

In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon will go Void of Course until the early afternoon. It then moves into Aquarius and enters it’s New Moon lunation. This is a really great New Moon for reaching out to old friends, as well as mingling with new groups. It’s also at a point where the transition happens. We may feel as if we are poised on the brink of change, or find that spark we need to push us forward towards those last few steps we need to take.

WEEKEND

Saturday starts Chinese New year, and it’s the year of the Rat, which is considered to be an industrious energy. The positive focus is on the career aspect of our lives in a Rat year. The Rat is the first sign of the Chinese Zodiac like Aries is for Western astrology. We have Mercury sextile Mars today, which can have our ideas and words coming out so fast that we don’t have time to actually think about how to best say them. It’s a good time for creative problem solving though. The Moon will go Void of Course in the early evening on Saturday and remain there until just before midnight on Sunday. It then moves into mystical Pisces for the start of the new week. We are more intuitive and empathic under a Pisces Moon, but we also need to make sure we don’t get dragged too deeply into other people’s emotional issues.

Sunday brings a challenging square between Venus and Mars, which can see people being more argumentative than normal. We may see this transits energy manifesting as problems in our relationships, financial struggles, arguments centring around control issues, or finally taking action on ideas and plans that you have had bubbling away on a back burner for some time.

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

  • Posted on January 12, 2020 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are getting into the midway point of January already. I noticed yesterday that it was staying lighter a bit longer, so we are also making our way out of the darker days winter. Today, we have some interesting energies around. We have the Moon in Leo just a couple of days after that powerful Cancer Full Moon/Eclipse. We also have Mercury being very active right now, so lots of restlessness, moving about quickly and talking. We also have Saturn and Pluto aligning today, as the first part of a near triple alignment in Capricorn that will be happening all year. This is calling us to release that which is draining or taking away our power. We need to start being clear about our responsibilities and our boundaries! This means not being afraid to look like the bad person if we need to move from some part of our lives and those who are not supportive of us. So, we have some work to do! Now let’s see what this week has in store.

MONDAY

Just after Noon today, the Moon will briefly be Void of Course before it moves into Virgo. We become more practical and rational in Virgo, making this a great time for taking care of those tasks that need attention to detail, as well as getting ourselves organized in some way. Whether it’s clearing out a closet or re-organizing your cabinets, this is a good time for it. Venus also makes her move into Pisces today, where she will be until February 7th. Its a good time for spirituality and romance, however, fantasies and illusions can now be seen for what they truly are. The Sun is busy today as well, making two conjunctions. One is with Pluto, a brief but powerful transit where we may see more arguments than usual. Then there is a conjunction with Saturn, another brief one, but one that can bring about serious situations and minor setbacks. So try not to let yourself get too bogged down in those details (easier said than done with a Virgo Moon hanging about).

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY

Tuesday is a quiet one for us, giving us a bit of a breather. Just after Noon on Wednesday, the Moon will go Void of Course for a few hours before moving into balancing Libra. This brings us a social vibe for the next couple of days. Venus and Uranus are also mingling today, bringing an unpredictable energy and some excitement for the social aspect of our lives. We are drawn towards anything that breaks us away from our usual routine or brings some welcome changes.

THURSDAY

Today we have the idea planet Mercury moving into inventive Aquarius until February 3rd. This will be a great time for sharing our ideas, as well as opening up to new groups, organizations, and friends. This makes it the perfect time for anything that needs an analytical or sci-fi/techy approach. We may also find that we are able to see old and familiar situations in a totally different light, allowing us to have a fresher perspective on things. The downside to this transit is that it isn’t very supportive in situations where we need to take a more sensitive or gentle approach where personal interactions are concerned. We are more tempted to just say what needs to be said and let the chips fall where they will. Sometimes that can be a good thing too though.

FRIDAY

Just after Noon, the Moon will go Void of Course until the early evening. it then moves into the brooding sign of Scorpio. This can be an emotionally difficult time where we need to take care not to get swept away by irritability, mood-swings, hysteria, big and small excitements, and a sudden desire to quickly change everything. People tend to become more conscious of self and others and see everything in dark tones with the Moon in Scorpio. It can be a time for healing, however, as we can delve deep under the surface of situations. Mercury and Chiron come together today as well, bringing a chance to reflect on our pain and allowing us to talk about it with someone we are close to.

WEEKEND

Saturday brings us a challenging square between Mercury and Uranus that may bring us flashes of insight and clarity. Just bear in mind that the answers we receive now may not be the ones we want to hear because it means disrupting some aspect of our lives. Sunday is quiet for most of the day and evening. In the later part of the evening, the Moon will go Void of Course for a couple of hours, and then sifts into the more optimistic and upbeat sign of Sagittarius for our start to the week. This shifts us from looking within to looking at the world around us. We want to explore and take risks, but we do need to be careful as well.

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

  • Posted on January 5, 2020 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed your New Year celebrations. This is our first full week of January 2020 and today we have an emotionally supportive lunar energy to work with. It’s a good time for sharing with those who have a nice energy and put off dealing with those who tend to annoy us. Let’s see what the rest of this week has in store!

 

MONDAY/TUESDAY

From noon today, the Moon will be Void of Course, which means it isn’t a good time for starting any new and important projects. What a Void of Course period is good for is tending to our existing projects and any introspective activities. In the early hours of Tuesday, the Moon will shift into Gemini, which brings a curious and social vibe. However, it can also have us getting off track as our attention flits from one thing to the next. This energy is best used for detail gathering, research, communication, and sharing ideas with others. We also have the Sun and Neptune mingling their energies today, which favours spiritual activities.

WEDNESDAY

Today we have a sextile between Mercury and Neptune, where our intuition tends to run high and we feel inspired by others. It’s a very creative energy to work with because our ideas seem to just flow effortlessly. The only downside is that it can be hard to draw firm clear boundaries with others during this transit. We also have an opposition between Jupiter and the North Node, which makes this a good time for assimilating and integrating knowledge, as well as releasing any old beliefs and opinions that are no longer useful to us. The Moon will go Void of Course a couple of hours before midnight.

THURSDAY

As we start our morning, we will feel that shift of restless energy moving into a need for peace and quiet as the Moon moves into Cancer. This is a good time for getting in touch with what motivates us. Later in the day, the Moon enters its Full Lunation. This Full Moon in Cancer wants us to create a balance between our nurturing needs and our responsibilities. We are also drawn towards looking at our higher service to the world and see how that balances out with our need to tend to our personal lives. We have one more set of Cancer. Capricorn eclipses coming up in the summer before it hibernates for 9 years. So use this time to take care of those close to home issues and projects because, come May, the tone will change drastically and pick up its pace. Use these next few months for getting your house in order.

FRIDAY

We have a conjunction between the life-giving Sun and communications planet Mercury today. This is a good time for communicating in all ways, as well as taking a short trip to keep ourselves, and our mind busy. Some may find it a bit harder to rest today. Just before midnight, the Moon will go Void of Course until Noon on Saturday.

WEEKEND

We wake up on Saturday with a Void of Course Moon, which will then move into heart opening Leo just after Noon. This is a good time for fun, creativity, and any other activities that open up our heart. Mercury becomes quite active as we turn in for the evening, and some of you may find it hard to get to sleep. We also have Uranus beginning its Retrograde cycle in Taurus until August of this year. This can bring a turning point for situations involving issues with freedom, breaking free of old patterns, and express our own uniqueness. It may feel a bit erratic at times but it will help clear the way for our true selves to manifest.

Sunday brings Mercury into a conjunction with both Saturn and Pluto. This brings a time where our thoughts and communication are more intense. We want to analyse what is essential in our lives, as well as get to the truth of situations that may have been lingering. It’s all about cutting to the chase and superficiality just won’t cut it for us now. Saturn also makes a conjunction with Pluto today, a transit that occurs about every 34 years. It can be a hard transit because we can experience hardship, disappointment, or loss as we learn what it is that we need to release. The best way to get through this is to go with the flow and not fight those needed changes.