♐🌑New Moon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius🏹💜

The New Moon Solar Eclipse took place at 12’22 Sagittarius at 3:43 am AST, bringing in a wave of the exact energy of CHANGE we all needed to see.This one has been quite intense for me, happening directly opposite my natal Moon in Gemini!! So much is being illuminated 😂🤩

Today’s prompt for the #DecemberChakraBalance Challenge asks “What area of your life is receiving a Revolution in Freedom?” I’m thrilled to see Harmony and Resolution!! And Dharana reversed invites me to listen to the urge to *slow down* — the guidebook describes this orientation as being all work, no play, something I have been actively shifting! Fire Dragon and Archangel Gabriel’s Dragon offer that my path forward is being cleared in a huge way for me to share my passion and voice even more expansively🔥🐉💕

The Queen of Wands reversed tells me that I am being released from simply telling myself I am “nurturing” progress — I am ready to dive headfirst into the fresh surge of creative energy rushing in for me with this New Moon Solar Eclipse to flip that into actively progressing!!

My advent calendar crystals were orange calcite and clear calcite/Icelandic spar — talk about receiving clarity surrounding my creativity!! The Icelandic spar has amazing rainbow inclusions.

The cut cards show my readiness to set boundaries against all that blocks my voice — this New Moon’s energy is here to help me choose against anything that doesn’t align with what I’ve learned about myself . This particular Lovers card is fascinating, with the mermaid looking in the mirror — my guides have been loudly telling me to start doing mirrorwork and I have yet to act on that one!! Looks like it’s time *star eyes*

The Shadow cards are so reassuring, promising that my path and my contentment are doubly protected — Angelic Protection and Deep Blue Dragon of protection, hello!! I love the line of people on the Santosha/Contentment card — all my Bliss Queens lined up to rock the first 8 weeks of 2022 with kundalini yoga and weaving spiritual practice so beneficially into their lives 🥰🥰

The Higher Self cards invite me to always remember that it’s okay to slow down, step back, and breathe — expanding into your purpose is not a linear process, and when major shedding is being done (as naturally comes with eclipse energy) it’s okay to relax into the transformation!! That’s partly why I’m posting a day late, I was doing a ton of ascension-integration in the form of hearty crying, changing my altar, and a giant New Moon Solar Eclipse tarot reading for myself!

How did the New Moon Solar Eclipse affect you? If you’re inspired to start 2022 off expanding your energy, getting out of your head and back into your life, and transforming your reality, send me a message!! Let’s book you a Blissful Life Strategy call and set you up with the first steps to activating your bliss 👑🌈💕

❤How to heal your sense of safety/security❤

For Day 3 of the #DecemberChakraBalance challenge we’re looking at the Root Chakra, the energy center that rules your sense of feeling safe and secure in your  life. 

Trust the Universe has become an amazing stalker card for me so far in this challenge 🥰🥰 That is such key advice for me as a Pisces North Node — learning to trust that everything is working out for me at all times!! How aligned that the crystal from my calendar was a raw aquamarine, perfect for helping stay in flow💎☺️🌊

Prana and Black Dragon with its message of “cocoon so your divine potential grows” are such a lovely complement. Feeling safe and secure is literally a matter of breathing through whatever is happening and trusting my own rhythms when they tell me to slow down and relax 🥰🥰

I drew both the Ace of Cups reversed and the 6 of Swords, indicating again that feeling safe and secure are directly contingent on *holding the vision* especially when I’m feeling emotionally drained. The 6 of Swords is associated with Mercury in Aquarius, my natal placement, adding the deeper meaning that safety and security come with prioritizing my mental health and my healing journey, again especially when the ride feels the bumpiest!!

So many stalker cards already!! The cut card of Self-Acceptance reiterates how much my self-worth/self-acceptance are flourishing as a result of the ways I’m actively leveling up my life, and I am reminded to lean in to that energy when I’m not feeling my strongest to reactivate my sense of balance.

The Shadow cards reveal two more stalker cards — Do The Work and Golden Atlantean Dragon, which is the cad of reclaiming your mastery!! 😍😍 My spiritual practice has been such a key piece in my overcoming overwhelm, low self-worth, even addiction, providing me with the Strength I need to maximize my natural skills and abilities. 

I love that both the Pranayama and Prana cards appeared in this reading — before yoga came into my life I would actually forget to breathe!! Now I find deep breaths just naturally activate when the pressure is on 🌬☺️💕

The Higher Self cards even further affirm the value of my spiritual practice! It’s what provides me with the Ease and Grace that constantly have people asking me “how I do it” — the answer is by Going Within daily (Dhyana). Orange Dragon is yet another stalker, getting me so excited to help others find the same Bliss I’m rocking when my Bliss Queen Initiation group program launches on January 3!

I love being able to see how far I’ve come over the past three years, since I first started exploring yoga, meditation, and spiritual practice — I’ve transformed from an anxious, overwhelmed wreck into the most confident, empowered, and vibrant version of mySelf yet, all thanks to my commitment to taking time to connect and ground myself daily 🥰🥰

If you’re interested in starting 2022 on the best foot possible, the Bliss Queen Initiation Group program may be for you!! Email me at mtlapp88@gmail.com for more info! 👑🌈💕

🌈The Seven Chakras🌈

The Seven Main Chakras are the energy centres that determine your overall state of alignment — when in balance, you feel grounded, creative, focused, open, communicative, and able to trust yourself and your intuition. When out of balance, you feel insecure, overwhelmed, burnt out, closed off, and full of doubt and uncertainty. Thankfully it’s easy to check in with your Chakras, and tarot/oracle is an amazing tool for identifying what’s up with your energy.

My day 2 crystal from my advent calendar — Strawberry Quartz, which reminds you to nurture yourself.

For day 2 of the #DecemberChakraBalance challenge we’re drawing a card for each Chakra!

I drew:

Root: IX – The Hermit. My Root Chakra needs healing, but I can know that I have already been studying/researching exactly what will help me organize myself around deeper regrounding.

Sacral: 5 of Swords. Ew!! Lol — I have totally been “fighting myself” in this department — I know what helps my creative flow and continue to resist for whatever reason.

Solar Plexus: 4 of Wands reversed. The key to manifestation for me right now is *putting myself out there* with deep trust that I’ll soon be celebrating my efforts.

Heart: 7 of Swords reversed. Ooh I love it!! I have been doing some important honesty work with myself, which is effectively freeing me up to begin the next phase of my healing journey.

Throat: 9 of Wands reversed/Ace of Wands. What a combo! I am ready to “change my tune” and relax the boundaries I’ve been setting *against* myself — the Ace of Wands is a direct reference back to the Sacral Chakra. Stop blocking myself creatively!! Go draw!! lol

Third Eye: King of Swords. I am very much in control of my intuition and the patterns of thought and action that are allowing me to establish myself as a leader in my New Age field.

Crown: 6 of Wands/Temperance: Yes!! I am downloading the exact next steps that will lead to breakthrough and victory. “Temperance” is key — lean even further into spiritual balance and flow.

So much Upper Chakra activity!! Those tend to stay balanced for me — I am actively working on my Third Eye right now, so the King of Swords makes a lot of sense there. My lower Chakras clearly need some attention!! 

That’s exactly why my Bliss Queen Initiation group program starts right from the bottom and works up through each of the Chakras. In order to truly ditch overwhelm and activate the bliss that comes with energetic alignment, it’s important to give each centre the attention it needs. The rewards for working through your energetic knots are so worth it!!

This is another amazing benefit of yoga and meditation — your next steps become clear as day and all you need to do is take them🤸‍♂️🛣🤸‍♀️

I love the cut cards — yesss Do the Work!! Keep at it with what I know balanced me and keeps that Throat Chakra open and clear. I’ve learned so much about what blocks my sense of Mastery (5 of Pentacles) and the Golden Atlantean dragon affirms how ready I am to reclaim my mastery.

The Shadow cards show that my devotional practice really is effecting new heights of Transformation!! I’m ready to harness my power once more, and starting back at the Root will be a key factor in that ol’ Wheel of Fortune turning again. How perfect that the next few prompts look at Root energy! 

I’m so intrigued that Hanuman showed up reversed in yesterday’s post and now here he is upright — I’m ready to communicate myself in a much more “playful” way. Playfulness is clearly a key factor in the ascension I’m experiencing!! My Inner Child is ready to help me progress <3<3

The Higher Self cards further reflect how much *I KNOW* what grounds me and stabilizes my energy — staying present in my body is key, which is exactly why I do yoga every morning. That Learning Experience card is somewhat equivalent to the Tower, so I’m buckling my seatbelt lol! But I love the King of Wands and Orange Dragon (even more Sacral energy) which is about soul family and community — I am so excited to lead the people in my January Bliss Queen Initiation program into their most balanced year yet!!

Clearly right now alignment for me means applying everything I’ve learned about myself for deeper healing than ever — I am so excited to start 2022 off on the best, most clear-headed foot possible💕

Neptune Direct in Pisces | What does your Flow State look like?

What is “Flow State” anyway? It’s when you’re in such alignment that everything literally and just naturally “flows” <3<3

Neptune is the planet that rules creativity and spirituality, as well as fantasy and illusion. When you’re in flow you feel like a creative powerhouse — coursing with the energy you need to do it all, and finding the next steps awaiting you as you complete the previous ones. When you’re in flow you feel coordinated, consistent, and tapped in to an almost otherworldly confidence — in yourSelf <3<3

With Neptune going Direct at 20 degrees Pisces, this is a massive call to Creative Action!! The spiritual balance that will be guiding you through 2022 has been activated and is washing over you now.

I was thrilled with my pull for this prompt! My main cards reflect that my Flow State looks like ALIGNMENT — grounding myself in deep, deep Trust in the Universe. I’m a Manifestor in Human Design, which is beautifully reflected in the Earth and Water Dragon card’s message of “creates the foundation for new growth” — part of my purpose on this planet is *starting things* and *providing inspiration to others,* and when I’m in Flow that’s exactly what I do! 

My favourite part of the reading is the 4 of Swords! It’s one of my “yoga practice” cards, representing the mental stability I gain when I take the time to tap in to what I know brings me peace <3<3 I love the detail of the mermaid being surrounded by animals — when I’m in Flow animals seem naturally drawn to me like magical Snow White energy!! And my cat Neptune loves to hang out on my mat when I’m doing my thing <3<3

I had to include the other cards from this reading — the cut cards knocked my socks off with the Self-Acceptance card (the key to Flow State if there ever was one), not to mention Krishna!! I’ve been reading the Bhagavad Gita as part of my kundalini yoga teacher training and he’s been showing up in every deck that has a Krishna card now lol. Loving the key on Green dragon and the Emperor — Self-Acceptance in turn unlocks the self-discipline and willingness to implement structures that support my success.

The Shadow cards reflect how much I have Transformed through learning to access my Flow State. It helps me “get serious” (Hanuman reversed) and loosen my grip on defined outcomes which further opens me up to the actual goodness the Universe has in store for me <3<3

I’m squealing over the Victory Pose arms on the Transformation shadow card and the Harmony and Resolution and Pranayama cards!! I have recently incorporated sitting like that in meditation before my yoga in the morning!! All of these cards happily demonstrate that I’m very much In Flow right now and that energy is increasing — remembering to Breathe and juggling so many lovely things like a happy little bunny <3<3

The crystal from my advent calendar today was a black tourmaline, a protection stone associated with the Root Chakra. I love the added message that my Flow State is protected!

What does your Flow State look like? Leave a comment below!

✨Week Ahead: September 6-12, 2021✨

This week the Moon makes its way through the signs of Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio before moving into Sagittarius on Sunday. It also kicks off with a New Moon in Virgo to help you make a new start in the department of health, routine, and getting organized!

I chose the Color Mage Oracle, Angels Among Us Oracle, Arcana of Astrology, and the Modern Witch Tarot for this week’s energy <3<3

Cut cards: 77. Shea | Beauty or Beast + 25 Baba Yaga | The Wise and Wild Woman, Duality, The Witch + Scorpio + 3 of Cups

Cut cards/initial energy: Some Deep Magic wants to be awakened in you this week, specifically via leaning in to the balance you’ve found that’s been helping you overcome the ego-voice and turn back towards grace, joy, and the friendships and connections that are ready to be built around the passion you bring to what you do.

Shadow cards: 69. Mallow | Listen well and fully + 32. Goddess Isis | Resurrection, Magic, Fertility + Tenth House + King of Swords

Shadow cards/energy bringing you to the week: This week’s energy asks you to Listen Well and Fully — an incredible opportunity arrives to resurrect and reinfuse your special blend of New Age magic into your legacy. Your challenges have informed the ways you’re ready to Step Up and transform once more, and you have such a firm grip on how you’ll be making it to your personal finish line.

Oracle cards/advice for the week: 87. Kiss | Goddess Freya + 16. Archangel Metatron | Spiritual Power, Esoteric Wisdom, Sacred Geometry + Eris + 4 of Wands

Oracle cards: It’s true that a particular institution needs to be *obliterated* this week, but you know exactly what that means for you, and all the power of the Universe is supporting you as you transition to embrace your newfound power and the patterns that support it. In so doing you prep yourself to Chef’s Kiss your accomplishments come the end of the week.

Overall Advice for the week: This is a huge manifestation week, where you really start to see the return you need on your energetic investments, leading to you feeling that much more engaged with what you’re doing Celebration is in store — kick off the week by making a powerful wish and see what happens!

♍Monday: The week begins with a clear picture of what has kept you feeling so overturned and separated from Hope. This is the exact kick in the pants you need to find the drive to make the difference you want to see.

♍Tuesday: A very sudden change is underway– your motor is revved and you’ve heard what you needed to hear to make a trajectory-altering decision For the Better. The work you’ve put in to shift your energy is paying off and you can feel how much You’re on your Way!

♎Wednesday: Oh my! Recognition finds you ask you bask in the energy of Victory. The battles you were forced to fight make more sense, as you’re able to remove ego from the equation and assess your next steps from a higher perspective.

♎➡️♏Thursday: The boundaries you’ve been setting lighten your load noticeably as you continue to make empowered decisions to protect your peace. You’ve learned so much about choosing your battles☮

♏Friday: You’re called to embrace your Mastery, as you realize how very much you’ve learned about your passion and sense of purpose! You dressed for success and now here you are, stepping into the much fuller form of what you’ve been manifesting.

♏Saturday: You continue to hone and balance your strategy, implementing ways that ensure not only your advancement, but your loved ones’ as well. You have the pattern, now it’s time to lay it all out, pin it up, and sew the whole shebang together☺️

♏➡️♐Sunday: This week taught you so much about what you’re able to handle, and today’s energy asks you to dig deep to find those juggling skills as a significant change to “teamwork” energy is necessary. Balance is a very real priority at this point as you continue to throw off what throws you off.

Higher Self cards: 62. Wise Owl | Inner Wisdom & Foresight + 21. St. Dymphna | Mental Health, Wellbeing, Support + Fifth House + Knight of Pentacles

Higher Self cards/message of hope moving forward: Yes — you knew this week was coming; it’s time to step into everything you’ve learned about what personal success means to you, as you unlock the full benefits of prioritizing your mental health and wellbeing and manifest the exact support you need to keep your plan on track. Luck is on your side as you close out the previous cycle and come up on one the holds creativity and pleasure at the forefront — you are so ready!!

It’s decision-making time!! You’re blasting out of your comfort zone this week. All that you’ve been planning towards finds its footing — Choosing Peace is this week’s key to finding the balance that unleashes your creative flow.
Keep an eye on my Instagram Stories for daily recaps/check-ins on how the energy is progressing through the week! ✨
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🌹❤Mary Magdalene and Resurrection Energy ❤🕊

This past week, I finally aligned with whatever inspiration I needed to finally read Mary Magdalene Revealed by @megganwatterson from cover to cover. This past week as well, two of my teachers passed away💕

Judy Hall’s books were some of the first I encountered on my spiritual path, and her Astrology and Crystal Bibles have held a place of honour on my bedside table ever since, even serving as valuable tools to help teach my children about what I love 💎

I only connected with @gurujagat this past month or so, but what her videos and teachings contributed to my kundalini practice has literally transformed  and accelerated what I’m doing with my own work significantly🙏

How appropriate that I’m working with the Grief card in my Chakra Balancing Practice this week, and that the Mudras I’m using are Peace and Self-Trust — the central attributes provided by any great spiritual teacher 💚☮💖

Fun fact: until reading Mary Magdalene Revealed, I hadn’t made the connection between her and the Heart Guardian card from Angels and Ancestors; I draw that card more than any other which used to drive me nuts 😂😂 I only made the connection when I found myself reading the whole book with my hand unconsciously held over my heart!!

I loved how Watterson’s writing felt more like a remembering, her words resonated with me so deeply; one of my favourite courses during my Religious Studies degree was the Historical Jesus seminar, a class of 12 who explored who Jesus as a real-life man would have been; I loved reading a more fully illuminated account of his obvious counterpart, and the importance of the secret teachings she carried on, emphasizing how the true route to “salvation” is going *within* and opening your heart to making this lifetime as impactful as you can. Here, now, with the time you have — as well as how the knowledge you access and teach yourself will carry on long after your physical form is gone ❤🙏💗

One of my favourite threads in Mary Magdalene Revealed was the description of the feeling of warm honey whenever the author was entering a profound spiritual experience — Mother Mary, specifically Mary of the Sea (whose very much attached to Mary Magdalene) is one of my main guides, and she appears to me via the scent of roses and honey 🌹🍯🌹

This book was exactly what I needed right now, as I navigate grief alongside feeling empowered to step more intentionally into healing my own Seven Powers and stepping up as a Teacher in my own way💕 In fact, when I went looking for the Teacher Awakens card from Keepers of the Light Oracle, I was amazed to find it between the Ancestor Spirit and Kuthumi cards — I have been feeling my grandfather around me so powerfully lately, and actually he and Jesus are who greet me when I open the Akashic Records. Kuthumi was a lovely surprise because he’s my astrology guide and I’m doing/teaching a ton of that right now!

The book also provided a path forward for what to read next — I bought myself Women Who Run with the Wolves for Christmas last year and it feels like it’s finally time to dive in 🤸‍♀️🐺💪 The Goddess Pose, about the surely similarly feisty in many ways to Guru Jagat Indra Devi, the woman credited with bringing yoga to the West in the early 20th century. Looks like I’ll have two on the go!!

This is one of the many sweet moth friends that greeted me at the door to the bookstore this week 👀🦋💀

Lately Clover has been joining me in chanting “Har” on the way home from work 🥰🙏👶 I learned from Guru Jagat that the way the tongue compresses the roof of the mouth during this chanting is acupressure for the pineal gland/3rd Eye, which stimulates it in such a way that it opens you to clearly seeing the opportunities waiting for you 🧿🙏🧿

New Moon in Capricorn ✨🌑♑ January 12/13, 2021

The New Moon in Capricorn takes place January 13, 2021 at 1:00 am AST at 23⁰ Capricorn — this transformational New Moon wants to bring you the energy you need to push through challenges and find a way to keep making it up the mountain 🌑♑🏔🐐

Cut cards/initial energy: 44. Super Moon | Attraction + Neroli | Precious, Delicate, Royalty + 15. Santa Muerte | Holy Death + XV – The Devil

WOW, talk about current events! There are strong French Revolution vibes here — society is magnetizing the exact energy needed for an unsustainable empire to fall.

Shadow cards/underlying theme of the New Moon: 10. St. Lucy | Fierce Strength + 26. Surrender + Grapefruit | Spontaneity, Confidence, Youth + 5 of Cups

Yes, the energy has been very heavy enotionally, requiring you to tap into your deepest, fiercest Inner Strength in order to find trust for the way things are unfolding. Keep putting in the conscious work to SURRENDER to the process — at this point all you need to do is KEEP GOING. Trust that the young people now approaching adulthood will be the real mobilizers of the revolution that’s underway (no pressure all my Uranus in Aquarius lovelies born between 1995 and 2003! You know what to do!)

Oracle cards: 11. Fear + Clove reversed | Numb, Gossip, Maliciousness + Copaiba | Magnify, Amplify, Ease + 1. St. Anthony | Reclaim

That said, feel what you’re feeling — these are challenging times and it *is* scary not knowing what’s going to happen. But don’t let what you’re feeling turn into hatred — be present and do what you can to ground yourself, knowing that will help so much in lending you the ease you need to guide others. We are seeing so many people act so questionably, but it’s so important to let those choices be theirs — you have the ability to choose differently, and this New Moon is pouring in the energy of perseverence and practicality that will help you Find Yourself and Reclaim the energy you need to re-story your role in the future being built. Keep raising your vibration knowing your example is inspiring others to amplify positive energy in their own lives, against the odds.

Theme of the New Moon in Capricorn: King of Cups

Here it is — the opportunity to really start walking your spiritual talk. What the world needs now is Love — and thankfully that’s the exact energy you have been striving to align yourself with for some time now. This New Moon is a fresh start where it comes to you leveling up so that you can be an emotional rock for your loved ones who are struggling. The fact that you’re reading this proves that you are one of the necessary voices spreading messages of trust in the process and sharing ways to ride the waves.

Main challenge: King of Wands

Truly, you are challenged to be a spiritual leader if you have any sort of leaning towards New Age mindset. All you have to do is share the tidbits about astrology and energy that you’ve been seeking for your own energetic stabilization — everything that’s felt like exactly what you needed to hear will absolutely feel just as reassuring to others!

What is beginning that leads you to greater success? 4 of Cups

A new willingness to *face disappointment* so that it can be corrected is on the rise. This is the result of more and more people turning towards meditation and Shadow work to process their inner gunk — this is the Great Awakening, and the more people tapping in to the energy of the collective unconscious, the faster the possibilities rolling in can be established. All in good time really, but this New Moon promises to find a surge in people committing to Going Within to pull up the bad roots of the past so that new growth can flourish.

Best Advice: 9 of Swords + XX – Judgement

This is a time to feel the fear and do it anyway — yes, dark and anxiety-inducing things are being dredged up, but this is part of the larger and completely necessary Wake-up Call that allows more and more people to turn towards what needs transformation I’m favour of much-increased equality and the true possibility of a society wherein support is available for All. This really is only the beginning — Judgement is associated with Pluto, the planet of death, destruction, and the ultimate transformation that becomes possible on the other side of the intensity. The United States is having its first Pluto return — Pluto takes 248 years to work it’s way around the zodiac, and there’s no mistake that the average length of an empire is about 250 years. 2022/23 is when Pluto actually returns to the 27⁰ mark — now is the time to buckle up and heal the patterns that hold you in fear. Keep listening and allowing yourself to be guided by what represents Love and Balance to you.

Higher Self cards/message of Hope moving forward: 5. St. Francis | Healing + 44. SuperMoon | Attraction + Juniper | Purification, Smoke, Temperance + XVII – The Star

There is absolutely Hope! While you are facing unimaginable challenges, the New Moon in Capricorn is breathing in the very energy you need to *keep going* where it comes to continuing to develop the wisdom and consistent behaviours that help you progress. Continue clearing out what needs to go in your own life, and do your best to *be present* with what’s going on — temperance and moderation are key. Illusions will continue to be dispelled left and right, further revealing what’s ready to change. Trust that you are protected, and that you know what you need to stay grounded so you can continue to implement supportive structures that further the mass healing we all need.

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Year Ahead: 2021

Year Ahead: 2021

Full reading on YouTube! https://youtu.be/V3LEn6Otgcw

Cut cards/initial energy: 21. Waning Gibbous 5 | Resistance + Cantaloupe Dragon | Realign + 68. Mauve | Emotional Flexibility + 5 of Swords

We made it!! While 2020 was definitely a heavy load, it was necessary in order to reprioritize and develop the specific muscles needed to shoulder more than ever before, in very different ways than you’ve ever been asked to adapt. You’ve experienced the beginnings of total personal realignment, finding yourself reoriented towards your *true* passion, and finding yourself calmed by the emotional resilience and flexibility that has developed alongside learning to navigate and pull through the totally unexpected. You are now in a unique position where peace is on the horizon, and the process of sorting through who you’re not anymore and who you’re becoming is your main focus as you enter 2021 with all eyes open wide.

Shadow cards/underlying theme: 26. Waning Crescent 3 | Surrender + Celery Dragon | Renewal + 86. New Age | Evolution + XIX – The Sun

Yes, you’re ready to let go of everything that you know no longer supports the evolution of who you want to be. You can feel the energy of Renewal building, ready to provide the fibre your personal process needs to thrive and flow! Spiritual Balance is key but you’re already there, ready to lean in to the practices you’ve been exploring and allow that energy to come to the forefront of your constant consciousness. The New Age is here and things really are evolving — more and more will be illuminated to keep you on track and holding on to the excitement of what’s becoming possible for you Now.

Oracle Cards: 4. Waxing Crescent 2 | Acceptance + 6. Waxing Crescent 4 | Self-Love + Corn Dragon | Friends + 77. Shea | Beauty or Beast

The most important themes of 2021 will be Accepting that Self-Love is key — nothing can be given if you have nothing to give, and your heart is ready to be filled with the simple things that actually fulfill you in order to prepare you to receive beyond your wildest dreams. The theme of “getting by with a little help from your friends” continues this year, asking you to remember where your supports lie and to make the most of the beautiful relationships that lift you up and inspire you to be your very best. Persevere with what you know is Right — this year promises to help you flow towards Beauty and away from Beastliness. Ground yourself in softness and gentleness, and know that slowly but surely the hardness of the past several years is melting away.

Lesson of 2020: 5 of Cups

2020 forced you to look at Loss in a whole new way. Not only were people lost, but so was time, so was normalcy, so much that was previously taken for granted was stripped away, forcibly making you turn towards what *was* going right and what truly matters — again, the relationships where love flows freely, and where there is always a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, and laughter that exceeds any type of medicine.

Energy of 2021: 8 of Swords reversed

I’ll take it! 2021 represents being freed from a rather insidious trap — the trap of the mind. This year finds you putting in the work to *really* break out of patterns of inauthenticity — it carries an energy of pure honesty, of setting aside what you know you cannot control and getting a firmer grip on what you absolutely can do to further your own healing process.

Best Advice: IX – The Hermit reversed

It’s time to come out of the shadows! 2021 wants you to share the work you did during all that time in your Inner World — share what you’ve been creating, even if that’s just a version of yourself that’s committed to staying strong and pushing through, now that you know you can survive insurmountable odds. Vibe so hard on the fact that *you made it,* and come down into the valley with all the perspective you’ve gained from everything you’ve learned.

January 2021: Ace of Swords

This year feels more “New Year-y” than usual, and the Ace of Swords is such a perfect representation of the energy kicking off the year. January is all about fresh mental starts, finding you committed to your core to the new patterns you are so ready to establish and allow to take the lead in your life. This month will provide an incredible increase in clarity, helping you to slice through any remaining bullsh*t for smooth navigating of this welcome New Age wilderness.

February 2021: XIV – Temperance reversed

February’s energy reveals where more needs to be released. There will be a hit to your sense of spiritual balance, one inviting you to advance to a whole new level of transformation — the catch will be needing to leave your old comfort-zone cocoon for real, for good this time. This is your year — you have been prepping for *years* to free yourself from this challenge, and this month provides the opportunity to receive your Wings as a reward for applying everything you know to be true for you to blast out everything that no longer defines that Truth.

March 2021: Ace of Cups

And here come the rewards! March represents a sense of total renewal, with your relationships back on track and your sense of self feeling full and happy as well. This is a month of peace and blessings, watering your soul and helping you fully feel the spiritual depths you have developed to keep you safe and sound always. This is the result of learning to Trust your Gut and be guided by your intuition — you are harbouring no illusions about what makes you feel good and like all is right in your world. You’ve flushed out what once blocked that and are blossoming so beautifully as the sun continues to rise on this new horizon that’s been so long awaited.

April 2021: 0 – The Fool reversed

Having found an important degree of emotional stability, April finds you prepared to retrace your steps in a significant way. A part of the previous cycle rears its head to highlight yet another piece of the closure puzzle that’s ready to lock into place. This may send you spinning a bit, but is a challenge worth facing and overcoming — your forward trajectory will be that much more direct for finally figuring out what was wedging that old door open. A whole new portal is being built and you don’t need what you’ve already put behind you at all anymore.

May 2021: 7 of Swords reversed

You did it!! May finds you *fully* released from an old pattern of denial, where you continued to lie to yourself and carry misaligned intentions. Come May you’ve seen what you needed to see and you Choose Healing. Turbulence is no longer your jam — you’ve experienced what Smooth Sailing feels like and are ready to persevere with what keeps that energy afloat for you consistently. You’re continuing to let go of what’s Not Yours and making choices that actually serve you and your loved ones.

June 2021: Page of Cups reversed + 7 of Cups reversed

In June you are recalibrating to even greater heights of loving emotional balance. You’ve done some important “growing up” that is helping you maintain your inner waters’ stillness even as the tides rise around you, battering you with waves that test your spiritual mettle. June finds you quite unshakeable because you are so aligned with what your heart truly wants at this point — you feel totally on top of your options and free from the overwhelm that once found you turning away from your larger dreams for yourself. In June your Inner Child is standing strong as your guide towards more of what fulfills you and helps your life feel like it’s actually yours to live.

July 2021: Queen of Cups reversed

July finds a major spark ignited, with an invitation to deepen the way you’re exploring a significant project or relationship. You’re falling head over heels in love with something, once again recalibrating a new approach to how you want to nurture this beautiful seed of inspiration. Further layers will need to be shed to make space for this opportunity, but you’re here for it as this is something you’ve been focused on manifesting for ages.

August 2021: 3 of Wands

Indeed, July’s dream developed so quickly, and August finds you sending out an important feeler prepping you for long-term success. You’re able to harbour new depths of patience as you wait for the return on your energetic investment as a result of your deep trust in this amazing possibility that your passion has produced. In August the end result is out of your hands and you are ready to relax into the energy of Wait and See — let hope be your pillow as you rest up for your dream’s even greater unfolding.

September 2021: 10 of Cups

Woohoo!! September is a time of happiness and joyful completion. You feel supported in your relationships and can find pure happiness in the simple things that compose your life — the people who matter to you, your home, the practices that keep you centered and grateful for the strange wonderfulness of real life. The hope you’ve been holding is answered and an immense weight is lifted as you’re able to see an important manifestation come full circle.

October 2021: 7 of Pentacles reversed

October finds you “changing routine” in some way, creating space to receive the blessing that’s been lining up over the previous months. An important windfall arrives that allows the “wait” to be over — you are launched into a time of deepened community connection, uniting you with the people who share your vision and will be able to help you further ground it into concrete reality. Memories of feeling poorly or like a failure melt away with the support you’re receiving, and you can actually see where balance is growing in your life and can continue to be nurtured for the future.

November 2021: 8 of Pentacles reversed

You hit a whole new groove in November, establishing new routines that help you fully embody what it means to “work smarter, not harder!” A key revelation has been downloaded, showing you where something can be done differently to truly maximize your creative output and persevere with this amazing thing you’ve established. There is such an emphasis on all the work you’ve put in *finally* starting to work *for* you this year — the New Age wants to reward entrepreneurial energy and show that there’s room for *everyone* to succeed.

December 2021: King of Wands

Yes! The end of 2021 finds you having mastered your energy in a whole new way. You are in touch with what makes you magical and are taking your passion to the next level — you are ready to teach what you know, whether literally or simply through leading by example. One way or another a heavy door has been shut for good, sealing away what once extinguished you and made you feel Less Than. The door that’s opened smiles on what’s been your goal destination, your guiding light, through all the trials and tribulations that forced you to develop the strength that is now ready to guide you even further down the path towards where you know you want to be.

FIRE/Passion/Energy/Spirituality/Inspiration: III – The Empress

2021 *really* wants you nurturing and loving on your personal passion as a spiritual pursuit. When you are engaging with what you love, you are engaging with the Universe and what it wants for you! The interests you’ve been gifted with this lifetime are no accident, and are the roadmap towards loving yourself alongside sending out a beacon that draws people who share that love and will love your contribution to it so much! Collectively Love is ready to take the lead — the increased societal passion for kindness, compassion, and making sure everyone is taken care of shines this year.

EARTH/Work/Finances/Health/Home: VII – The Chariot

The theme of success in entrepreneurship is heartily reiterated! This year wants you to ground yourself in your True Will, to persevere with the path you’ve chosen, and to trust your intuition to guide you towards where you’re now ready to be. 2020 showed how very true it is that Home is Where the Heart Is — you’ve filled your love-tank and are ready for the road ahead, trusting that your loved ones are protected and that your own softness and willingness to keep the ball rolling on your soul’s purpose is all you need.

AIR/Thought/Patterns/Action/Mental Health: 3 of Swords reversed

2020 taught you so much through the pains and heartbreaks you were forced to endure on top of what you were already carrying. Trust that that has birthed in you a whole new level of *decisiveness* where it comes to choosing for balance and wholeness, as opposed to choosing for continued strife and discomfort. 2020 ripped off a long-avoided, very dingy and dirty old band-aid, and in 2021 the real healing process begins.

WATER/Love/Emotions/Relationships/Intuition: 3 of Cups + 6 of Swords + XI – Justice

So much emphasis on emotional healing in 2021! The theme of Friends is powerfully repeated — 2020 taught you who your people are and 2021 allows that energy to take the lead, finding everyone feeling that much more loved, that much more creative, and that much more connected to the Cinderella-style transformation that this year holds for putting in the spiritual work to free yourself and finally feel on-track towards healing. All of your heart’s intentions must remain focused on balance — this year holds such beautiful potential for shifts in the realm of Social Justice as more and more hearts are opened to what needs to happen, and to the fact that we as a collective have much more power than it feels — Doing the Right Thing, doing the best you can when you can, and allowing kindness to take the lead on all fronts are the magical drivers of the Tides of Change.

Higher Self cards/message of Hope moving forward: 23. Last Quarter Moon | Gratitude + Asparagus Dragon | Consistent + 22. Buttercup | Sweet Surrender + 2 of Pentacles

If you do only one thing this year, let it be establishing a consistent Gratitude practice. Take moments through the day to say “thank you” for all the little things that make up the whole — thank you for the bed you wake up in, thank you for the faces that greet you over the course of your day, the foods that sustain you, the activities both mundane and magical that keep your world turning. Surrender to the beautiful life you’re choosing to build, and revel in the ways you’ve learned to keep juggling even when you were unsure if it was all for nothing. The fact that You Are Here and that You’re Still Standing can be all the evidence you need that you *do* have a purpose, and your unique and perfect thread is such an important part of the world’s tapestry as a whole.

PERSEVERANCE is key this year. Keep going with what you’ve started, alongside a willingness to be patient with the process. Slow and steady will lead to unexpected and quite miraculous acceleration! Feel safe in “coming out of your shell” and allowing your gifts to take the lead — while this could refer to actual creative talent, it can be as simple as deciding you’re going to beam your beautiful smile at everyone you meet in your motions this year.

Much personal development is possible this year, as you consciously integrate last year’s disappointments and give yourself permission to let your purest dreams stabilize you and launch the ships that bring you that much closer to a while new way of living heart-centeredly.

Because you were forced to learn to live and function in total overwhelm, your true priorities have trickled down to the forefront of your attention, allowing you to reorient yourself to why this is the particular mountain you’ve chosen to climb. The battles you were forced to fight have allowed you to fully connect with your own authenticity, healing deeper wounds than you even realized you were carrying. You are exactly where you need to be in the process of rebalancing your energy, and what you’ve already established is the perfect bed in which to fertilize your larger vision. You’ve seen that you *can* do it on your own, and now the tides are turning in such a way that the crew members you need can find you. Keep at it, trusting that your dedication will allow your circle to expand infinitely — hold so much hope for the door the work you’ve already put in is opening for you in 2021.

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Altar Setting

There’s been some interest in the way I set up my altar at the bookstore! I change my altar with each new astrological season, and today the Sun moved into Gemini.

So, what is an altar? It’s a sacred space, set up based on a specific intention and decorated with items of significance that align with that intention. It’s a space that can be used for meditation, reflection, and manifestation, and is a powerful way to gather energy, stabilize your ambitions, and demonstrate to yourself that you are magical and deserve the time and space to tend to and maximize your own potential.

The intention for my altar is to reflect the energy of Gemini Season. Gemini is the sign of the Twins, and thus thus season is all about communication, connection, joy, and coming to understand new faces of whatever is the main theme in your life at present. Gemini’s power colours are Yellow and Rainbow, so I chose a bright yellow scarf as the base of my altar setting:

My natal Moon is in Gemini, so I put the cool Moon Phase card holder my sister gave me for Christmas. Gemini rules the 8th House of Death and Transformation, so I chose Kali as the main deity on this month’s altar, placing my Kali pillar candle and little Kali statue with my giant fluorite chunk and selenite tower as the main focal point. Fluorite unites the heart and intuition and selenite connects with the Moon to help in nurturing and more deeply accessing my intuition. The main crystal arrangement is dyed hot pink agate, representing my ability to take control of my own patterns and healing through the development of my connection to the Divine Feminine. I placed a chevron amethyst for Higher Self connection and red wine quartz for the type of deep grounding that allows renewed energy and forward motion, as well as spiky shells to represent the Scorpio energy of the 8th House and my Rising sign. Sodalite protects my sense of self and bloodstone deepens my family ties and ancestral connections.

My favourite method for altar setting is determining the direction of each corner of my altar and decorating it with appropriate elemental objects. I did this with the flashlight app on my phone, which also features a compass.

The North corner is associated with Earth energy, the energy of grounding, of material security, and of home and family. This season I placed two metal dragons, one a bearded dragon that my Grandpa gave me and a little cutie with an aventurine ball that my parents brought back from Japan. Lots of ancestral/family support here! I also learned from a Feng Shui practitioner that I lack Metal energy, so using lots of metal on my altar helps me energetically. This corner also features my “Pentacles” (Earth energy is associated with Pentacles in Tarot), a fairy stone for fertile creativity where it comes to continuing to manifest abundance, and orchid quartz for even more creative energy and vibes of hope for the future in the financial department.

The Air corner features the Athena box filled with rocks that my Grandpa found in Greece. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and strategy, and Air energy is associated with the mind and intellect, as well as patterns of thought and action — the domain covered by the suit of Swords in Tarot, hence my bone athame. The dried dragonfly is associated with ancestral support (yes I am heavily relying on ancestor energy at the moment lol), and the dragon reminds me to think bravely. The shamanic quartz and quartz geode offer grounding energy to my thought process, in favour of healing deeply-ingrained thought patterns and habits and opening me up to new possibilities.

The Water corner features my skull bottles, one big and one small, as the representation of the suit of Cups in Tarot — they reflect the emotional world, and my main focus there is guiding my babies, hence the metal Mary picture. Two large amethyst clusters open my Crown chakra for further downloads that help me maintain and open heart <3<3

Finally, the Fire corner! Associsted with the suit of Wands, this area I’d all about energy, creativity, and passion, and so it features my kundalini lady with a piece of charoite for spiritual grounding, surrounded by moldavite to enhance my meditations and i9en me up to some out-of-this-world energetic breakthroughs.

I’m loving how this month’s altar turned out! If you found this post helpful, remember to like, comment, and share <3<3 Thanks so much for reading!

What’s Draining Me? Tarot Spread

I designed this tarot spread to help get to the bottom of what’s got me feeling totally zonked — besides the fact that it’s the middle of Winter 😂😂 I drew from the Mother Mary Oracle, Flowers of the Night Oracle, and the Cook’s Tarot — I love how the art across these decks is so complementary!

I had some idea of what the result of thus spread would be, but was actually surprised at the way the answer presented!

The Shadow cards (cards at the bottom of the decks after shuffling), indicating the energy bringing me to the reading, are 21. Our Lady of Quiet Blossoming + Celebration | Casablanca Lily + I – The Magician. This combination tells me that part of what’s draining my energy involves simply *having to wait* for what I’ve been working on to come full-circle — this in-between meantime weighs heavily! Celebration recommends not counting my chickens before they hatch, and cooling it a bit in the indulgence department — The Magician promises that what I’m doing will come through for me in the long run, but I do need to stay on task and slack off way less 😅😂

In the main reading, 10. Our Lady of Creative Choice and Freedom | Chilean Jasmine tell me that what’s draining me, again, are my “work habits” — I’m self-employed so I don’t have a “boss” breathing down my neck, making me stay on task, which is sort of a blessing, but means I need to crack the whip on myself and find more structured ways to get it all done. I can do whatever I want, but I need to stop hiding from what needs to get done — avoidance and sweeping things under the rug puts my subconscious in a tizzy!

The 4 of Pentacles for Card 1: What is Draining My Energy nails it; money is extremely tight for us right now and jkkdjhdhd it’s taking all I’ve got to hold it together, haha! It’s interesting that the person on the card is putting cans in a cupboard as my main, most basic concern is literally putting food on the table, a blessing because at this point we at least have enough to keep the bills paid, evening there’s zero wiggle room after that.

Card 2: What started it? is the 9 of Cups, another eye-opener, super aligned with the Creative Choice and Freedom cards! Over the holidays I kind of went “f*ck it” and spent/overindulged a lot — that’s fun and all, but it opened a kettle that’s been hard to close. Making lemonade out of lemons is great, but now I need a lemon tree so there’s more to make more lemonade 😂😂 Wishful thinking is good but there needs to be proper action to support it!

I had to think on the 2 of Cups reversed for 3. What can I do to stop this? I often read the 2 of Cups as a “self-care/self-love” card, and I tend to go pretty heavy on the “oh well, self-care!!” excuse where it comes to buying myself stuff (like decks and unhealthy treats) when I’m feeling down, which causes a pinch later on. This tells me I need to find different, more sustainable ways to “fill my cup,” including drinking more water and choosing healthier ways to feel self-aligned.

Card 4. How can I protect my energy moving forward? is the Ace of Wands, elaborating on the previous card’s message — I always feel great when I’m creating, and working on my creative projects in turn helps get closer to the point where what I’m working on will actually help provide financially. Keeping my Inner Fire stoked and my motivation high will allow me to heal and maintain my energy — this makes me want to go draw right now! 😂😂 I also have to realize that I’m just at the beginning of regaining my energy after having Clover, tying this message back in with the Quiet Blossoming card.

The Higher Self cards (cards at the top of the decks after shuffling) represent a message of hope moving forward. 17. Our Lady of Truth asks me to maintain hope, trust that everything is unfolding as it should, and to admit to myself where more work can be done alongside realizing when just enough is plenty 💕 Balance | Chocolate Flower tells me to ground myself in life’s little sweetnesses, and again to trust that balance is being found, slowly but surely. 0 – The Fool affirms that a new start is coming, one filled with infinite potential — the draining nature of the past cycle will soon be just a memory, so continue to release my negative expectations and keep dancing with life until that time comes 💕

In conclusion, I’m in a powerful gateway moment, where baby steps are key to what will become longer, more confident strides in the future. It’s on me to gain control of myself through recognizing my own patterns and correcting my overindulgent tendencies and providing myself with a structure that works to support my long-term goals. Overall I just need to keep at it and be excited that I’ve found my path in life — I’m still just establishing the foundation of my legacy 💕

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Decks used:

The Cook’s Tarot. Judith MacKay Stirt. Schiffer Pub Ltd., 2015.

Flowers of the Night Oracle. Cheralyn Darcey. Rockpool Publishing, 2018.

Mother Mary Oracle. Alana Fairchild. Artwork by Shiloh Sophia McCloud. Blue Angel Publishing, 2014.