Week Ahead: May 29-June 4, 2017

XIV Temperance

Can anyone else believe it’s almost June?! May flew by, but this past week has been a flurry of activity, as inspiration struck and we all began thinking about what’s next and what to start doing to get to where we want to be. This week’s theme card is XIV – Temperance reversed, suggesting that we’ll have to swim hard to keep our heads above water, as something we thought we’d finished with will rear its head again and need to be addressed before we’re able to fully enjoy the place of calm we had a taste of last week, and which we’ll fully be able to feel again before this week is through! Even when it’s hard, keep giving of yourself, trying your hardest to understand where the people you interact with are coming from. In doing so, there’s a good chance they’ll return the kindness, or at the very least be inspired to pass it on somewhere else down the line. Focus on the good things to come, grasping any threads of positivity you can find, as the middle of the week will require a considerable amount of energy to stay afloat, but you can do it — the feeling this past week that you were “charging up” for something was right on, and you’re ready for whatever comes your way!

9 of Wands

Monday, May 29: 9 of Wands

Yes, you’ve come through some trying times, but as a result you’ve been able to build up some really great defenses for the future! That is to say, you have a much better sense of how to protect what is important to you, be that people, ideas, a project or business — whatever it is, it’s dear to you and it’s always on your mind. It inspires you to create miracles, and this Monday finds you thinking hard about what you can do next to really feel like everything is “in place” in that department — you know what’s holding you back from feeling truly secure here, and today will benefit from a pause to reflect and make some decisions that will allow you to take on more work in this arena when it comes, and it’s coming soon!

XVII The Star

Tuesday, May 30: XVII – The Star

That reflecting you did yesterday leads to something being illuminated today that fills you with hope, and the knowledge that the help you need is within reach. You’re filled with a divine Knowing that everything is going to be okay: remember this feeling, savour it, and think back to it as a fuelling memory when things “get darker before the dawn,” if you know what I mean! Finding light in the darkness usually comes with a bit of a stumble as our eyes adjust after being blinded momentarily with inspiration. When you’re struck with creativity today, make the most of it, and know that this is an idea that will take you far in the weeks to come!

10 of Pentacles

Wednesday, May 31: 10 of Pentacles reversed

Here comes the “stumble” referred to after being greeted by The Star! I’m feeling that today a family interaction will lead to a bit of backtracking, as something throws you off a bit. Your best bet will be to retreat peacefully and recenter on your own, surrounding yourself with things that make you happy and doing some more of the recharging that helped so much last week. This isn’t the end of the story when it comes to whoever throws you off (or the person who retreats, if it’s you doing the “throwing!”), so whatever comes up, lay low for awhile and focus on self-care. Remember that things are feeling much more stable than they have in what feels like ages, and that won’t be changed by one little flip-flop!

7 of Cups

Thursday, June 1: 7 of Cups

Today may find you feeling a bit lost in the clouds! All that’s been happening is swirling in your mind, along with all the possibilities you’ve been dreaming up, along with all that other people have been presenting you with — are you saying “make it stop?!” If you’re feeling overwhelmed, know that you still have lots of time to smooth things out in order to achieve your desired results: you don’t have to choose right now! Allow the thoughts coursing through your mind to flow as they will, noticing them, seeing them, but not letting them knock you down. Hang in there, when the time comes, you will make the right choice!

5 of Cups

Friday, June 2: 5 of Cups

Oops, did all that thinking yesterday land you focusing on what you’ve been working at letting go of? That’s okay, but remember not to dwell on it — new opportunities to move forward are doubling, and you’ll need your hands free to grasp them when they pop up. If you find yourself needing to duvet-away today, do, but again, let it be an act of self-care: decide that you’re doing it to feel better, not to wallow in your own past mistakes. Don’t keep your head covered for too long! You’re far away from the root of those old troubles, so take the time you need and get ready — tomorrow will truly feel like a New Day!

King of Pentacles

Saturday, June 3: King of Pentacles

Saturday is finally here, and when you wake up, everything will feel glistening and like it’s back where it’s supposed to be. You’re feeling back in control, ready to make new connections and start working again at actively building the future you know you want. Your ambition will take you far today, as personal power courses through you and you find yourself able to trust in your finances and what you have to keep you above ground for the forseeable future. You’ve managed to close the door on what was trying to drag you back into — well, what felt like Hell!! — earlier this week, but you did what you had to do to ground yourself, and today finds you reaping the rewards.

3 of Cups

Sunday, June 4: 3 of Cups

Yesterday’s productivity makes way for a day of relaxation, connection, and fun with people you love to be around! There’s a warm, fuzzy glow about, and you’re feeling positively celebratory! An incredible transformation occurs, one which changes your life on some level: a seed planted long ago has grown, ripened, and is ready to start a wonderful new story in the midst of an atmosphere of friendliness and unselfconsciousness. Raise your glass high today, you’ve earned this happiness and you know it, which makes it all the sweeter. The abundance you’re feeling will continue to multiply. Enjoy it, enjoy it, enjoy it!

5 of Swords

This week, our Higher Selves throw us a challenge: an old pattern that we’d been battling and thought we’d beaten returns. This is a test, and we have more time than we think to pass it, so when presented with prickliness and situations we’d rather not be in, it’s up to us to walk away. Preserve what you’ve chosen to carry forward and continue to choose to leave the rest behind! Slowly but surely, those old voices will fall back. Give that crease in your forehead a rub to remind yourself to relax, breathe, and turn to the future: the fog will part on sunny days, and things are steadily getting to a place where what’s left of your current struggle is just a distant memory ❤

This week will be rife with opportunities to examine our personal structures: where we feel we have authority, how we use our power and energy, what works for us, why, and with who. When we feel ourselves starting to lose our cool, that’s when we most need to call in the reserves of hope we remembered to savour so deeply when they were happening! Trust in the strong foundations you’ve been solidifying lately to hold through any storms this week, knowing that by the end of it you’ll be feeling warm, proud, and connected. You’re creating amazing things, so keep thinking and acting from your true heart and trust that the best is coming to you — it really is!!

Have a great week!! <3<3

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Deck used:

Tarot Mucha. LWB: Lunaea Weatherstone. Artwork: Giulia F. Massaglia. Torino, Italy: Lo Scarabeo, 2014. © Lo Scarabeo Italy.

New Moon in Gemini – May 25, 2017

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Decks used: The NatureSpeak Oracle by Ted Andrews, Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue, Angel Tarot Cards + Fairy Tarot Cards by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine

Happy New Moon in Gemini! New Moons are all about intention-setting for the lunar month ahead, coming up with ideas for what we want to start really working on bringing into reality at the Full Moon in a few weeks’ time. I created a spread focused on using Gemini’s qualities of communication, duality, and friendliness in order to best set our intentions this month.

I chose to use The Nature-Speak Oracle and Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards, which pair beautifully with my favourite deck(s) to use for “Gemini” readings: I combine my “twin” decks, Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine’s Angel Tarot Cards and Fairy Tarot Cards, into a massive super-deck! I thought it was so cute that there was a jumper, as though the decks wanted to make sure there was equal (twin!) representation 😛

Without further ado, here are the cards for the New Moon in Gemini!

Oracle cards: Borderland | Hidden realms open + Rhiannon | Sorceress

Card 1: How to best communicate your intentions this New Moon: Queen of Cups

Card 2: How to bring together the different parts of yourself in order to solidify your New Moon intentions: 5 of Swords

Card 3: What to release for maximum self-improvement: 5 of Pentacles

Card 4: How to best maintain a friendly perspective: King of Wands + 7 of Swords

Card 5: Where to direct your intention-setting: 7 of Pentacles

This New Moon will be about intending to “see the magic” in everything you do and everything around you! Finding the fun and sparkle in life will serve you well, and will open you up to all the abundance waiting to flow into your life! Your intuition is abuzz, and the best way to communicate your intentions is by realizing the positive effect your emotionally nurturing side has on the people around you. You’re able to sense not only what you need now, but also what others do, and coming together to maximize our collective potential and resolve old wounds is a definite theme this lunar cycle. In order to bring together the different sides of yourself (namely, that nurturing one and the one that doesn’t want to touch other people’s drama with a million-foot pole) is to recognize that inner separation, listen to both sides, and choose carefully which one you want to react with. You’re working on picking up the pieces of the past, deciding which ones to release for good and which ones to keep sharpening, to keep fighting with, as reconciled and welcome aspects of your Self that you’re proud to put forth and make use of. This will be a lot easier if you release your tendency to slip into the mindset that is sure everything will go wrong, that gets stuck on what you don’t have, that focuses on losses, in turn closing off opportunities to make things better. It is so, so important to trust that things will and are getting better all the time, and to recognize the small ways in which we keep ourselves rooted to the spot when it comes to our inner dialogue. Maintaining your perspective will be a matter of being honest with yourself about what you’re passionate about, and doing everything you can to maintain that as a part of your life! This means being honest with yourself and other people about what you need to feel like you’re succeeding, and recognizing that in doing so you are an inspiration to everyone else! Help yourself by directing your intention-setting towards getting those small, boring details that constantly seem to hold you back out of the way: for me, my mind instantly goes to the mountains of laundry in every corner and passageway of my house! Getting things in order so you can focus on the work you actually want to do will play a major part in finding yourself truly able to notice that “sparkle” we were talking about earlier: this New Moon, intend to make way for magic!

There are no Major Arcana cards in this reading, indicating that this month won’t be overly eventful — perfect for meeting that intention of getting the small stuff out of the way! You have the energy you need to get things moving. Work with other people, even those you don’t really get along with, and find yourself amazed at the things you overcome that once would have stopped you in your tracks. You’re ready to persevere, committed to your course and much closer to a sense of completion than it seems. You really are doing your best, and a way to maintain your inspiration is to open yourself to connecting with other people, especially ones who “challenge” you: this month there will be many hidden opportunities for what once seemed impossible to transform into exactly what you want.

The New Moon in Gemini takes place at 4:44 ADT, at 4*47′ Gemini – look at all those 4s! This is a New Moon about securing your worth, about standing tall in your truth, and about persevering against the odds to build for the future. Things aren’t changing just yet so we all need to make the best use of what we have, letting go of anything that doesn’t fit in our ultimate picture. Maintain your personal boundaries in order to get what you need to do done, and when you need a breather, recognize that and go outside: tedious work deserves lots of little breaks, and who knows what may inspire you next?

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I also made a YouTube video on this reading!

Decks used:

Angel Tarot Cards. Doreen Virtue and Radeigh Valentine. Artwork by Steve A. Roberts. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2012.

Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards. Doreen Virtue. Various artists. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2004.

Fairy Tarot Cards. Doreen Virtue and Radeigh Valentine. Artwork by Howard David Johnson. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2015.

The Nature-Speak Oracle. Ted Andrews. Jackson, TN: Dragonhawk Publishing, 2006.