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Earth Spirit Tarot’s March 2019 Newsletter

  • Posted on February 28, 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 March’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

Anchor What’s New This Month 

Blessings everyone and happy March! I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather we’ve been having.  I just hope it sticks around! don’t know about you but I can’t wait for the days to start getting warmer.  It sure doesn’t feel we are getting closer to Spring with this “Beast from the East” storm hanging over Europe. The saying goes “In like a lion, out like a lamb” and we sure have had some blustery weather. So hopefully the next few weeks will bring some calmer weather our way. This month we are celebrating the Spring Equinox/Ostara, St. Patrick’s Day, the turning forward of the clocks, and Mothering Sunday. Day light savings begins on Sunday, March 10th in the USA & Canada, and on Sunday, March 31st for the UK.

This month  you will find my annual Ostara/Spring Equinox reading and a Luck of the Irish reading to honour St. Patrick’s Day. Also, to honour the eclipses ahead, I have special readings that will help you tap into these powerful events.  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.  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 February 2019 raffle winners:

K. Gustav and R. Johnson

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

Week Ahead – Monday, February 25th through Sunday, March 3rd

  • Posted on February 24, 2019 at 7:30 am
 
Happy Sunday everyone! This week brings an end to another month, and the March’s main influence will be an intellectual Mercury turning retrograde in the psychic sign of Pisces. This means it will be time to rethink our higher vision. Today we are under the influence of a Scorpio Moon, which makes it a good day for privacy and research that requires focus. Let’s see what this week has in store for us.
 
MONDAY
 
Just after Noon, the Moon will go Void of Course until the early evening, when it then moves into the optimistic sign of Sagittarius. The Moon’s shift into Sagittarius brings us a sense of peace and stability. 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. It does, however, put us in a risk-taking mood. A need to be in motion makes us very restless if we get bogged down with mundane chores. It’s a good time for speaking our truth, saying it like it is, but we also need to be careful that our words don’t come out with blunt force. The best way to enjoy and us this lunar energy is to keep it light and upbeat.
 
TUESDAY
 
We have Lunar North Node action going on today. Venus will be making an opposition to the North Node, which can be a bit of a difficult energy to deal with in regards to love and finances. With the love aspect of things, we need to look at where our chronic involvement in relationships is distracting us from our true life path and determine if that is leading us in the opposite direction of where we should be going. For people who are conditioned to being in a relationship all of the time, you may continue to believe that unless you are in a relationship, you can’t be happy. On the financial side of things, we need to look at situations that are blocking our way forward or keeping us stuck in place. This can be things like depending on government help, benefits, other people, jobs that are not assisting us in moving along our path, and relationships that drain our resources but give nothing back. We then have a trine between Mercury and the North Node, an aspect that brings us a fresher awareness as well as a better ability to communicate that awareness. It is a beneficial resource which can help us to take a few more steps closer towards our life purpose. Just bear in mind that we also need to take action too. We will need to, at some juncture, take into account what we have observed and do something with this.
 
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
 
Wednesday is a quiet day, but the evening brings an energy that is good for sharing dinner with a friend. In the early morning of Thursday, the Moon briefly goes Void of Course and then moves into Capricorn, which helps us tend to practical matters as we end the month. We also have a sextile between the Sun and Mars, a nice little transit that brings us the energy, enthusiasm, and power we need to fuel our ambitions. It’s definitely a good transit for making progress on our goals, or for taking the steps necessary to let go of any inhibitions that have been holding us back. One thing we do need to be cautious of with this transit is that it tends to make us more apt to take risks, or to find the courage we need to do things that we may not do otherwise.
 
FRIDAY
 
The first day of March starts off with Venus entering the sign of Aquarius. When Venus is in Aquarius we move towards unconventionality, independence, and freedom as themes in our social relationships under this influence. We will find that things like values, relationships, and our material abundance call for us to step back a bit in order to gain a fresh perspective, to detach from these things a bit in order to give us a bit of breathing space. Some will feel drawn to using their resources to help those who are struggling now or put these things to use for the greater good in society. This transit can be a good time for trying new things, experimenting, networking with others, and looking a bit more objectively at how we interact and show intimacy with others. We also have a square between Venus and Uranus, where we will need to be careful of temptations like impulse buying and being a bit erratic with our resources. 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.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday morning is good for finishing up those practical projects. The Moon briefly goes Void of Course in the early evening before moving into Aquarius. This makes a good energy for socializing with like-minded people. 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. Sunday continues with this energy and makes it a good time for trying something new and interesting. Breaking out of our routines can feel invigorating and is great for recharging our batteries.

Week Ahead – Monday, February 18th through Sunday, February 24th

  • Posted on February 17, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend so far. We are entering the second half of February this week and today and Monday brings us a mixed bag of energies. Today, we have the Moon in Leo, which is great for those creative pursuits, as well as for opening up our hearts. Let’s take a look at what this coming week has in store for us.
 
MONDAY
 
To start the work week off, we have the Sun moving into Pisces. Happy Solar Return to all of you Pisceans out there. Pisces rules empathy, selfless love, devotion, and wisdom. Its shadow side rules self-pity, a feeling of being victimized by life, passivity, and elusiveness.  The Sun’s entry into the last sign of the zodiac is a step into synthesis. Its presence in Pisces reminds us that the walls that keep us apart from one another are merely illusions. We also have a sextile between the Sun and Uranus, and a conjunction between Venus and Saturn today. The Sun/Uranus transit brings a gentle harmony that is great for sharing with friends, organizations, and groups. We are more spontaneous today and this is a transit that can help us break out of those old and outworn habits of ours. The Venus/Saturn transit brings a combo that is good for business relations, as well as having those down to earth conversations. It’s a good energy for getting our budget and spending habits under control too. Some may feel blocked right now in the areas of finances, relationships, and pleasures which means that those areas will need to be reworked before we move forward.
 
But wait! There’s more happening today with the asteroids. The Wounded Healer, Chiron moves into Aries today. Chiron in Aries is very physical so our bodies may be extra sensitive under this energy, and we may need to pay greater attention to our health. Any injuries or physical ailments may also come to the surface in order to be repaired and balanced once and for all.
Under the influence of Aries energy, we are going to be continually encouraged to get back up and dust ourselves off whenever we get knocked down. This energy feels like a bit of tough love that the Universe is sending our way in order to progress us further and faster. Pallas will be going retrograde today as well. Pallas relates to themes of creativity, initiative, and planning. Frequently, Pallas retrograde is a time when you must concentrate more fully on some creative endeavor. This is often a “mental” period when the emotional life takes a back seat to something more important.
TUESDAY
 
Tuesday brings us an early afternoon Void of Course Moon before it moves into Virgo a short time after. It’s also a Full Moon tonight. We can expect to work on multiple levels under this Full Moon. Virgo brings an analytical energy that wants to organize and clean our lives. Pisces (Sun) brings a psychic energy that wants to experience something more meaningful and higher in our lives. We may feel pulled in two directions right now, but if we use these energies to support both our spiritual and practical lives we will feel more balanced. Mercury is busy today as well, with a conjunction with Neptune, and a sextile with Saturn. The Mercury/Neptune conjunction can help us to open our intuition and imagination. However, it’s important that we know the difference between our higher vision and fantasy thinking. It’s also not a good time for signing contracts under this influence because our judgment can be a bit off. The Mercury/Saturn sextile will help us out a bit here. It’s a transit that brings us a feeling of mental stability which can help us to see things in a more realistic and grounded way. We do need to be careful that we don’t get too caught up in too many details or start worrying about trivial things. Make sure to take breaks if you feel a bit overwhelmed and try to make a bit more time for everything.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
 
Wednesday is a quiet one for us. In the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Moon will go Void of Course and remain that way until mid-afternoon, when it moves into balancing Libra. 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. We tend to be polite and diplomatic, and would rather avoid arguments. Under this Moon, we especially enjoy being pampered. And we’re more apt to dote on a friend or mate. The mood is that of mutual devotion, so we seek to draw out the best in others. We enjoy conversation, and even arguing to prove a point. An idea may come that brings balance to a situation or has the potential to. These are power days for speeches, and offering your big idea. It’s also the right mood to make amends or compromise.
 
FRIDAY
 
Friday brings a bit more complicated energies into play so you may want to keep your schedule light if you can or take the day off. We have Mercury in a challenging square to Jupiter, which has us pulled in two directions. Part of us wants to get things done, and the other part wants to escape and be adventurous. Then we have a conjunction between Venus and Pluto, which means it is not the best time to try and force your opinions in relationships. What this transit does support is going to deeper and more vulnerable levels in the relationships we are close with.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday will be a good day for running errands and having quick conversations. Mid-afternoon, the Moon will briefly go Void of Course before slipping into Scorpio. Over the next couple of days, 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. People tend to become more conscious of self and others and see everything in dark tones with the Moon in Scorpio. While it can be an emotionally difficult time, it’s a good time for any occupation which needs intensity and total devotion. It can be a time for healing as we destroy the roots of a disturbance in our life as well. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Pluto bringing a time of introspection and conversation that can shed some light on situations, giving us those “Aha!” moments. We do need to be careful, however, of becoming obsessed as a result of our mental concentration flowing so easily. Some will find it easier now to be able to let go of and leave behind those perceptions and ways of communicating that are worn out and no longer fit us. Sunday is a quiet day, but we still have that Scorpio Moon energy to tap into.

Week Ahead – Monday, February 11th through Sunday, February 17th

  • Posted on February 10, 2019 at 7:30 am

Happy Sunday everyone! We are entering the mid-way point of February already. We have Mercury moving into psychic Pisces today, so pay attention to your dreams. Mercury will be in Pisces for a bit longer than usual due to its upcoming retrograde cycle, which will help us to open up to our higher vision and enhance our intuitive abilities. Another area it will help with is bursting those bubbles of illusion and fantasy thinking to get us to that higher plane of spiritual vision we need. Let’s take a look at what this week has in store for us.

MONDAY

In the early hours of the morning, the Moon moves into earthy, hard-working Taurus to start off the first half of the week. A Taurus Moon tends to ease us and bring a sense of calm and ease. 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. This is also a period of material acquisition that can satisfy a deep yearning to be free from want. But we must be careful as well that we are not trying to make material things fill a void in our lives that need to be filled with something more natural and down to earth.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY

Tuesday continues with its Taurus Moon energy until the late evening, when it goes Void of Course. As we begin our Wednesday morning, the Moon will enter Gemini. This is a time when sociability, cheerfulness and quick-wittedness increase. We are drawn to information of all kinds. 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 We also have Mars in a conjunction with Uranus occurring today, both in the sign of Aries. Mars is right at home in Aries, so it will get a boost now. Uranus in Aries, however, is a bit more explosive. In a conjunction, it creates this hurry up and wait vibe. There is a tendency for us to become impatient, obstinate, energetic, and self-willed. It’s a revolutionary energy that can bring insights that will help us in creating new ideas that can set us free. However, we need to avoid angry people, impatience, and confrontation with authority figures.

THURSDAY

Mars will move into Taurus as of today, and it’s not a sign he feels comfortable in. Mars can’t really rant and rave in Taurus, and there is that danger that things will slow boil beneath the surface until they explode. So we need to take care. What Mars in Taurus can do is to help us get to work in building our desires and goals in the everyday world. So it’s the perfect time for moving forward and is especially helpful with doing any mundane and routine tasks. The key here is to pace yourself; one foot in front of the other, a little bit each day. And don’t be too hard on yourself because you feel you can’t get it all done in one go. It’s Valentine’s Day as well today, and the energy is lighter, so it’s not the best time for deep conversations. Good gifts to get your special someone should have some long-term value under this energy.

FRIDAY

The Moon goes Void of Course in the early afternoon for a couple of hours. It then moves into Cancer mid-afternoon and remains there for the weekend, making it a supportive energy for home, family and comfort. 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.

WEEKEND

Saturday is a quiet one for us, but we still that Cancer Moon energy in play. Mid-afternoon on Sunday, the Moon goes Void of Course briefly and then moves into heart-opening Leo. The desire to be noticeable, appreciated, and to feel you are the centre of other people’s attention will be dominant for the next couple of days. 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 have a sextile between Venus and Neptune happening as well today, which can open the flow of artistry, romance, creativity and faith.  Socially and romantically, this is a time when things seem to run more smoothly and may even seem a bit magical. Use this to enhance your own natural gifts rather than waste it on creating an outer façade of something we think other people want. This is the time to let the essence of your own inner beauty and spirit shine!

Week Ahead – Monday, February 4th through Sunday, February 10th

  • Posted on February 3, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you’re all staying warm and safe with the freezing temperature and snowy/wet weather many of us are seeing. Well, we are entering the first full week of February and the energies for this month are a bit more settled than what we had in January. This is a good month for getting caught up on all of those little projects that we left sitting in the background. Next month brings Mercury retrograde into play so clear away what you can before that starts. Today we are under the spell of an Aquarius Moon, which is in its dark balsamic phase leading up to our New Moon tomorrow. We also have Venus entering Capricorn this afternoon, where she will remain for the rest of February. This is a good business combo where we can open ourselves up to innovative ideas and new friendships. Let’s take a look at what this week has in store for us!
 
MONDAY/TUESDAY
 
The New Moon begins today in the sign of Aquarius, which means its time to explore new friends, groups, organizations, as well as reconnecting with those we haven’t been in touch with for a while. Adding to this is Venus’ new move into Capricorn so we can develop relationships that help us to bring our goals and higher ideals into practical manifestation. A New Moon is that it is all about new beginnings that come from a deeper and more spiritual level of our being. It’s a good idea to take time and see where your philosophies don’t measure up to your day to day life. These energies continue into Tuesday, with a Void of Course Moon just before midnight.
 
WEDNESDAY
 
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the Moon will move into Pisces. This can bring an increase of emotions and a receptivity to other peoples’ feelings. We have a deep desire to be of help, and may even be willing to sacrifice something for the sake of others. Our emotions predominate over common sense under a Pisces Moon, so it is better to do things which require imagination and inspiration, rather than reason and cool logic. On a negative side, it can be harder to deal with the harsher aspects of reality during these lunar days. We may escape with one more drink, or “check out” in front of the television. It’s easy to coast through the day when you’re dreamy or “lost.” It helps to have some creative focus, in order not to flounder in the sign of the Fishes.
 
THURSDAY
 
Thursday brings a gentler energy that is great for easy conversations. We have a sextile between the Sun and Jupiter that allows us to see the bigger picture and what our place is in the big grand scheme of it all. We can feel this quiet enthusiasm for our ideas right now and some may find that they can now take those next steps in a project, expand current projects, or take action that will really show progress. We may become a bit self-indulgent with this transits energy so the best advice here is to make sure you don’t overdo it or go overboard. Other than that, this is a transit we should all tap into and enjoy! The Moon will go Void of COurse in the late evening.
 
FRIDAY
 
Mid-afternoon sees the Moon moving into Aries, just in time for the weekend. This means its time to get our bodies moving to not only circulate the blood but to burn off some of that excess fiery Aries energy. 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. 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! We also have a sextile between Mercury and Mars today. This is a transit where we have the potential to dig down and find the courage needed to speak our minds and stand up for ourselves and what we feel is right. It’s an opportune transit for some creative problem solving and testing out our decisions to see if they will fit into our plans and goals.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday brings a friendly energy our way, but try to keep conversations on a fun and light level. Mercury will be sextile Uranus today. This is a time when we enjoy making connections, especially with people who bring something different and unique to the table. We want to stay busy and be on the move. Any plans that revolve around creating something new and fresh gives us that motivation and excitement we need to create the time and space for them. It’s a good day for stimulating the mind with new and interesting things. We also have a challenging square between Mars and the Lunar North Node. This is a transit that we can feel for a couple of weeks. It may seem as if the actions that we are taking to deal with our current situations and circumstances is at cross purposes to what we perceive as our higher purpose or our best direction on our life’s path. We may feel as though we are at odds with those around us now, or feel as if we are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. There can be some good in this though. Being forced to take a minor detour off the path we have chosen can often present us with opportunities to gather new information, resources and insights that could very well help us out in the long run, as opposed to just sticking to the main path.
 
Sunday sees Mercury moving into Pisces, where our thinking processes become visual, intuitive, and imaginative. Minds meander with Mercury moving through Pisces, going off course to places that words cannot adequately describe. This transit serves poets, artists, healers, spiritual seekers and all those who don’t rely on objective evidence to shape reality. Facts may grow fuzzy, but conversations grow tender as intuition becomes the most valuable source of information. One negative under this transit, however, is that managing details can be more difficult with airy Mercury in this watery sign. The asteroid Juno moves into Gemini today as well. Juno defines where we seek balance, commitment and harmony while helping us to understand where we balance our need for intimacy and commitment with our personal freedom. In Gemini, Juno highlights flexible partnership agreements. It’s not a time for keeping silent, and we may see new agreements manifest now. The Moon goes Void of Course just before midnight.

Earth Spirit Tarot’s February 2019 Newsletter

  • Posted on February 1, 2019 at 10:25 am

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 to get us out of the deep freeze we have been plunged into!

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. To celebrate the Chinese New Year I have the Chinese Astrology Report available. 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 Readingspage.  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 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 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 2019 raffle winners:

B Lynch and A. Timms


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

Week Ahead – Monday, January 28th through Sunday, February 3rd

  • Posted on January 27, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! Here we are in the last few days of January. Today we are under the influence of a private Scorpio Moom, which is great for doing anything that requires intense focus and deep research. February brings some pleasure-loving energy with Mars moving into Taurus for 6 weeks and Chiron moves into Aries, an energy that we had a taste of last summer, This energy will be with us now until 2026. Let’s see what this last week of January and the first few days of February have in store for us!
 
MONDAY/TUESDAY
 
Monday is a quiet one for the most part. We still have that Scorpio Moon energy to work with so we can tackle those tasks that need focus and research. The Moon will go Void of Course in the late evening and remain there until Tuesday afternoon when it shifts into optimistic 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. It does, however, put us in a risk-taking mood. A need to be in motion makes us very restless if we get bogged down with mundane chores. It’s a good time for speaking our truth, saying it like it is, but we also need to be careful that our words don’t come out with blunt force. The best way to enjoy and us this lunar energy is to keep it light and upbeat.
 
We also have the Sun in a conjunction with Mercury today, compelling us to communicate in a variety of ways. It can be a good time for taking a short trip if you feel inclined to keep to yourself and want to keep the mind busy. Some will be drawn 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.
WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
 
Wednesday is another quiet one but we still have that Sagittarius Moon energy in play that draws us to explore our outer world. Try getting out, even if for a short break. Thursday brings a nice sextile between Saturn and Neptune, which lets us combine intuitive, higher vision with down to earth reality. This means we can put some constructive efforts into manifesting our dreams.  Enjoy this transits’ energies while they last, but keep in mind that this is a temporary influence. What feels like a permanent condition now may only be temporary and we still have to live within the boundaries of our physical reality once it passes. The Moon will go Void of Course in the late evening.
 
FRIDAY
 
The Moon moves into Capricorn in the wee hours of the morning. With the Moon in Capricorn, we become aware of the need for structure and planning ahead. We also instinctively are aware of the limitations of time. 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. This lunar mood puts the focus on real-world ambitions. We might spend our time mapping out a business plan. It’s timely for considering what’s a good investment of your time, energy and resources. What will bring a solid return? Everything is viewed through a practical eye, including relationships. We can see how to make structural changes that make life more efficient.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday brings us a mixed bag of energies. We have a square between Mars and Pluto to start with. This means we have some strong forces at work and the pressure is on. Power struggles could erupt now and this is not a good time to force situations that just don’t want to budge by using a “bull in a china shop” mentality. On the plus side, this transit gives us that willingness to fight back that may help with some situations that are ready for change. Then we have a trine between Venus and Uranus. This is a transit where liberation and spontaneity flood into our relationships, resources, finances, and those little pleasures we so enjoy! We feel more at ease in the company of others and an old friend may be there to give you a boost, or to try something new. It’s a time for shaking up our routines and breaking free of anything that is holding us back now.
 
 
Sunday Is a busy one. To start, we have the love planet, Venus moving into a new sign, Capricorn. In Capricorn, Venus can bring her more grounded side to the fore. Where both relationships and resources are concerned, now is the time to look at our commitments and make some new plans. We need to consider what is working and what is not and then take steps to change things or balance them out a bit more. Venus also makes a challenging square to Wounded Healer, Chiron, which can force us to make some adjustments in both our finances and relationships. So, a lot of change in those areas right now that need us to resolve some core issues. We also have a sextile between Mercury and Jupiter today, where we tend to have loads of ideas and the words needed to express them. This is a favourable influence for short trips, writing, teaching, studying, mailings, interviews, advertising and promotion, submitting applications and forms, and accurate observations.
 

Week Ahead – Monday, January 21st through Sunday, January 27th

  • Posted on January 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! We are a week closer to the end of this month. Some of us have had some snow and the weather has certainly taken on a wintry feel. Make sure you keep yourself and loved one safe and warm! The Sun enters Aquarius today, so happy solar return to all of those Aquarians out there! We are still under the homebody vibes of a Cancer Moon today, so share time with those close to you. It’s a fairly busy week ahead, so let’s see what’s in store.
 
MONDAY
 
The Moon will go Void of Course in the wee hours of the morning and then move into Leo before most of us rise to start the day. It is also our Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse today. A Lunar Eclipse is a powerful Full Moon that relates to endings. There are many myths throughout many ancient cultures relating to lunar eclipses. Many people saw a Lunar eclipse as a bad omen, signalling some catastrophic events. This Lunar Eclipse takes place in Leo and will be the last in a series of Leo/Aquarius eclipses since spring of 2017. We won’t see this combo again until 2026. Aquarius wants to create a win-win environment and Leo opens us up to find creative solutions. We can use this energy to get clearheaded on where our hearts are engaged and where they are not. It will be a time for releasing the people from our lives where there is no heart connection. This will open room for new friends.
 
We also have a challenging square between Venus and Neptune, as well as between Mars and Saturn today. Under the Venus/Neptune square influence, we may find that those areas that Venus rules, such as relationships, resources, pleasure and money are subject to deception, confusion and wishful thinking that is unrealistic. Relationship ups and downs characterize this transit–a time when romantic mirages are more than likely. The Mars/Saturn square can bring obstacles, blockages, or opposition to our sense of freedom, our drive, and our ambitions. Excessive or wasteful endeavours and personality traits may need to be tempered now, and we may become more cautious or feel a temporary loss of enthusiasm, or even face setbacks that make us doubt our ability to win in life. It creates a sense of friction that can cause us to feel frustrated, conflicted, stressed out, and argumentative. It’s hard to feel upbeat and positive when our efforts seem to be thwarted or blocked at every turn.
 
We are not entirely without power under this transit, however! We can put some of that friction to use in productive ways. It allows us to manifest our goals, desire, and energy in a more concrete way. The obstacles we face now can work to strengthen us if we choose to work with them rather than struggle against them. We may even find that the detour we have been forced to take works out much better in the end than our original planned route.
 
TUESDAY
 
Venus aligns with Jupiter in Sagittarius today, and this is a magical transit where we have the chance to fulfil our heart’s desires. It’s also considered to be a lucky transit so you might want to go get a lottery ticket just in case. If you want to see what area of your life this lucky time will effect, you will need to look at what house this conjunction is taking place in and how it relates to your own natal chart. For example, in the 11th house, it comes through your friends. In the 5th house, creativity and gambling are highlighted. In your 10th house, luck will come from your career and in your 7th house luck come from love. We also have an opposition between Mercury and the North Lunar Node later today. This transit allows us to open up and communicate our destiny if we keep things in balance.
WEDNESDAY
 
Today will be a highly mental day. We start off with a brief Void of Course Moon in the wee hours of the morning, which will then move into practical Virgo. This is where attention towards details increases, sometimes with a tendency to fault-finding. Cleanliness and neatness are also a focus. It is a good time to undertake routine, painstaking work, and to search for and correct errors. We have a square between Mercury and Uranus that can bring us flashes of insight and clarity. However, the answers that we receive may not be what we wanted to hear as it disrupts those logical views of how things were. Its a time where news of information can come along that shakes us up, which isn’t always a bad thing. Especially if its something we needed to hear that can open us up to something we have been resisting. We also have Mercury in a sextile with the Wounded Healer, Chiron. This will bring us an opportunity to think and reflect on our pain as well as to talk about it. It’s also a transit that allows us to help others because we are able to listen and understand, to offer just the right thing to say that will help them on their own healing journey.
 
THURSDAY
 
Today sees Mercury move into Aquarius, where it will remain for 3 weeks. Mercury in Aquarius helps us think outside of the box and helps us be more objective. 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. It’s a time where quirky meets erratic, liberation meets anarchy, and desire meets possibility so keep an eye on what is developing regarding the economy and social situations around the world. This could be the start of some changes that will set the tone for the next few months. The Moon will go Void of Course in the early afternoon.
 
FRIDAY
 
In the early morning, the Moon moves into balancing Libra. 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. We tend to be polite and diplomatic, and would rather avoid arguments. This is a good social energy that will be with us for the weekend, but today specifically could have us feeling drawn towards embarking on a new path. Mars and Jupiter come together today that can have ideas flooding into our heads and wanting to get them out, making us chatterboxes. Make sure you keep a pen and paper with you and write down all those ideas winging through your head. The asteroid Ceres will be moving into Sagittarius later today. Ceres represents the nurturing we received in our early years as well as how we tend to nurture others. With Ceres in Sagittarius, we feel nurtured through having the freedom to explore and broaden our horizons.
 
WEEKEND
 
Saturday is a quiet one in the skies, but we still have that sociable Libra Moon energy in play, so go out and enjoy something different, or mingle with some new faces. The Moon will go Void of Course early Sunday morning before it shifts into brooding Scorpio soon after. 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. 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.

Week Ahead – Monday, January 14th through Sunday, January 20th

  • Posted on January 13, 2019 at 7:30 am
Happy Sunday everyone! We are now entering the halfway point of January and I hope the first couple of weeks of this new year has been treating you all well. We have a bit of an interesting day today with some subtle energies to be aware of. Jupiter is making a challenging square to Neptune and this energy will be sticking around until September. You have Jupiter, which is ready for a bit of adventure, and Neptune with its visionary energy, all pulling us between wanting to open up our vision to our belief system and not quite knowing what that vision actually is or how to bring that into the mundane world. So, our challenge is to expand our belief system in 2019 in order to bring a higher vision into the world. We also have Mercury aligning with Saturn today, which has been bringing an energy that we have probably been feeling all week. This energy wants us to get organized with our long term plans. Now, let’s have a look at what this week has in store for us!
 
MONDAY
 
Our day starts with a sextile between Mercury and Neptune, so pay attention to those dreams, because Neptune opens up our spiritual side. It’s a very creative energy, where our ideas seem to flow magically and it makes it a great time for literary and artistic projects. We do need to take care, however, because it can be all too easy to get caught up in fantasizing and yearning for our hidden wishes. Mainly, this is a good time for creativity, optimism, intuition and hope. We just need to make sure that we stay grounded. Mid-afternoon brings a Void of Course Moon that will be with us until early evening. The Moon then moves into earth Taurus, where we are motivated by the desire for serenity, security, peace, and comfort. The Moon is at her most sensual and constant in Taurus. Our basic impulses are to relax, resist change, and “stop to smell the roses”. Life slows down a little, and we get comfortable. We may also be inclined to stubbornness and materialism under this influence. This energy does help us get into the vibe of work though for the next couple of days. It’s an excellent time to be in the studio or with your musical instrument.
 
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY
 
Tuesday is a quiet one in the skies, but we still have that Taurus Moon energy to work with. On Wednesday we have an opposition between the Sun and the North Lunar Node today, which can help us see situations that could help us become more aware of our old habits, patterns, and attitudes. This particular transit is under the influence of Capricorn and Cancer, so the focus is on supporting family vs. supporting a business structure. In the early evening, the Moon will go Void of Course until after midnight.
 
THURSDAY
 
In the wee hours of the morning, the Moon moves into Gemini, where 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 a scattering of our interests can prevent us from getting definite, tangible results. It’s a good time for experimentation, perhaps mashing up our personal style. We might change our outfits many times, or coax out one of our 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 for the next couple of days, and it’s all okay.
 
FRIDAY
 
Today is a good one for communicating in all types of relationships with a trine between Venus and Mars, which brings the perfect energy for those situations where firm action is needed but with a gentler touch. Life does seem to flow easier at this time but don’t let that put you off your guard because it will only last a few days. Since this transit can assist us in getting what we want right now, we need to be careful as we try to identify what exactly it is that we want. This transit brings a sensual energy, a time to be loved and to love back. We also have a conjunction between Mercury and Pluto happening later today, making our thoughts, ideas, and communications more focused and intense. However, we need to be careful that we are not looking for issues where there may not be any! Lastly is a sextile between the Sun and Chiron, bringing us the opportunity to mend and heal any chronic struggles we are facing in our lives.
 
WEEKEND
 
SATURDAY
 
The Moon will go Void of Course in the wee hours of the morning before we feel the restlessness of the Gemini Moon giving way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet as the Moon moves into Cancer a couple of hours later. This brings a great energy for sharing a meal with those in our close inner circle. The Cancer Moon tends to bring an increase in emotions, vulnerability and touchiness. Our need for seclusion can become quite strong, bringing a desire to communicate only with those closest to us. It’s not a good idea to deal with large groups of people during this time. We may also have a strong desire to care for others or have others look after us. We also have a challenging square between the Sun and Uranus today, which means we may experience some shake-ups because the Universe thinks things need to be a bit more interesting. This can be a good energy for helping us see where we have become stuck in situations that are keeping us from moving forward in some way.
 
SUNDAY
 
Today the Sun makes it’s move into Aquarius, so Happy Solar Return to all of you Aquarians out there! When the Sun is in Aquarius, mental agility and socializing are the keywords. Aquarius turns the focus outwards, to the bigger picture, the collective unconscious, and our roles in it all. So it makes it a great time for bringing people together to work on issues that are beyond the individual, that touch us as a society. Use this time to turn your thoughts and energies outward.
 

Week Ahead – Monday, January 7th through Sunday, January 13th

  • Posted on January 6, 2019 at 7:30 am


Happy Sunday everyone! What an exciting start to our first few days of the New Year with yesterday’s solar eclipse! And today we have freedom loving Uranus ending his retrograde cycle, which he has been in since August of last year. It may have some of us feeling that we are ready for something fresh. With that in mind, let’s see how this week will play out for us.

MONDAY

Our Monday morning starts off with a very brief Void of Course Moon that quickly moves into Aquarius. this is a good energy for group activities. It also brings that impulse to break out of claustrophobic situations and relationships. We also have love and money planet, Venus entering adventurous Sagittarius today. She will be there until early February and this energy will add to that feeling that its time for us to take a risk on ourselves in order to manifest what we need and desire.

TUESDAY

On Tuesday we have a bit of a mental challenge with Mercury and Mars squaring off. Don’t drive too fast and don’t force your ideas on others, a rule of thumb for this one. It can be a time of hot debates, fiery speech and lots of arguments. One of the things we need to watch out for here is that we may have a really short fuse, as will others around us. We can get through this one by keeping a tight rein on our judgment and objectivity when having verbal duels. We can tap into this energy and use it to fan the flames of motivation or take our ideas and use them to generate some positive and constructive action.

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday afternoon sees the Moon move into Pisces. When the Moon is in Pisces, we swim in imaginative currents that go beyond the normal limits of space and time. It’s a mood when symbols, music, and images convey the messages of the soul. This happens through art, dance, film, photography, theatre, and play. A gesture or wise look tells another what words can’t. We’re wrapped up in the mystery that has infinite meaning, and never try to grasp too tightly to its form. It’s a great time to nourish the imagination. On a negative side, it can be harder to deal with the harsher aspects of reality during these lunar days. We may escape with one more drink, or “check out” in front of the television. It’s easy to coast through the day when you’re dreamy or “lost.” It helps to have some creative focus, in order not to flounder in the sign of the Fishes.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Thursday is a quiet one for us, but we still have that mystical Pisces energy in play to work with. Friday brings another challenge our way when the Sun and Pluto align. Bear in mind that this energy was recently part of the new moon/solar eclipse that we have been feeling for a few days. This transit wants us to stand in our own power and release that which is part of your past. We have a Void of Course Moon in the early afternoon that may have us feeling low key.

WEEKEND

Saturday morning sees the Moon start its shift from dreamy and diffused Pisces to fired up 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. Its a good day for getting ourselves moving, getting the blood circulating, and burning off that extra energy that can leave some feeling anxious and restless.  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!

Sunday starts us off with a conjunction between Mercury and Saturn. Under this transit, we find a need to analyze what is essential in our lives as our main focus. Many will feel an enhancement in their abilities to focus and concentrate so this is a good vibe to work with if you have studying to do for tests. Some may also feel more drawn to solitude under this transit to allow themselves some time and space in order to work and think. We also have a challenging square between Jupiter and Neptune, a transit that can bring us a test of our faith that is usually down to some kind of embarrassing loss of face or a disappointment. This is a bad time for being overly optimistic as well. Things to avoid are get-rich-quick schemes, gambling, drugs, gurus, and anything that seems too good to be true. It’s normal at this time to feel suspicious and paranoid, so it may be best to rely on advice given from trusted friends and family.