Week Ahead: June 19-25, 2017

4 of Pentacles

Happy Monday! How did the end of last week find you? There was a burst of clarity at the end of the week that allowed us to see things as they really are, which brings us to the Here and Now! The theme card for this week is the 4 of Pentacles reversed, suggesting that we may still be feeling the sting of getting taken down a few pegs earlier last week, but getting back into the realm of feeling like we know how to “hold it all together.” This week, asking for help will continue to be important, as there’s tons of “connecting” energy surrounding! If you feel like you’ve lost your grip, use that empty hand to reach for the comforting hand of another: we’re all in this together, and this week it’s important to remember that the support you need is there for you.

6 of Wands

Monday, June 19: 6 of Wands reversed

Yes, you’re getting there — can you feel it? Conflict-y energy is still lingering, but you’re seeing glimmers of recognition for the battles you fight so valiantly every single day. Keep your head up, even when your interpersonal balance feels laughably precarious: just the fact that you’re trying to keep your frustration in check is such a huge difference from the way you used to approach your problems. You are doing so well, and taking the time to examine your responses is building you up into a better leader than you ever thought you could be. Slowly but surely, you’re coming into your own — recognize your own progress and focus on the fact that you’ve made it through the hardest part of the struggle!

7 of Pentacles

Tuesday, June 20: 7 of Pentacles

Today you’re up and bopping, motivated from yesterday to get back to work on those minor details that you know will keep you from making excuses. When you think, “I can’t do that now — I have to do this first,” well, what a perfect time to do “this” so that you can do “that”! Getting down and dirty with the manageable tasks that keep things rolling will in turn help to solidify the grounding that allows us to build newer, better things for ourselves — but only once what we already have is in manageable order! This day is all about persevering where you know it will pay off later. You’re doing it!

XV The Devil

Wednesday, June 21: XV – The Devil reversed

Today, things really heat up, in such a way that you’re forced to look at the “addictive” patterns that hold you in the fire. An opportunity is presented where it feels like you found an open door when you thought you were locked in: something happens that makes you realize your actual power over this situation, in turn showing you the steps you need to take to get back to a place of calmness, coolness, collectedness. Today may find you feeling “laid bare” more than ever, but in such a way that it’s impossible to ignore what you’ve been trying to cover up in favour of taking the easier route, the one that felt smoother but has also been eating away at your outer layers, trying to get to your heart — the one place where you’re still able to hear the softer voice of your inner guidance, over the loud voice of the ego which will scream even louder once you set out towards those more peaceful pastures. The fact is, you’ve already been headed in this new direction for long enough that there’s really no turning back! You’re free, and it’s up to you to start beating your wings and take flight.


10 of Wands

Thursday, June 22: 10 of Wands

Yesterday’s push leaves you feeling exhausted, but with a distinct sense of completion, and of being closer to reaching your goals than you’ve felt in a while. Now it’s a matter of finding a way to get everything done differently: of rearranging your load so that it’s more manageable, which may have to include some delegation in order to get everything done. Today represents a “hard part” where reality is so clear that it’s hard to look at, but you’re so close that you can’t give up now! Feel good about how very much you’ve accomplished, and also that some fresh energy is ready to be breathed back in, but before you can notice new shiny things, you really do need to deal with the last of what once had you stuck, but has now presented itself as the final springboard ready to launch you into a new way of living that will help you be more in touch than ever with what truly ignites your zest for life.

XXI The World

Friday, June 23: XXI – The World reversed

“The World reversed.” Doesn’t that just sound lovely!! Today finds you still in yesterday’s energy of exhaustion, finding it a bit more of a struggle to keep your eyes on the path ahead, rather than the slope back down into where you came from! Keep in mind what pushed you away from there, the feelings of being judged, of being forced, of straining to stay standing in the face of every kind of pressure come to knock you down: things are coming into balance for you, and today’s type of crash is inevitable as we relax into the realization that things don’t have to be the way they were! Roll with whatever comes at you today, and picture yourself as a little embryo growing in its safe, self-contained egg, growing stronger and stronger until it’s ready to break out for good — when the conditions are just right. You’re getting there!

Knight of Cups

Saturday, June 24: Knight of Cups

You made it through yesterday, and today finds you back on track, feeling once again like your dreams are within your reach! Not only that, you’re moving towards them in a way that you feel good about. Any emotions that come up today are productive, and moving you even closer to what your heart wants! Today is rife with opportunities for others to lift you up as well, so be open to offers of fun and excitement. You’re stepping into new territory, where your emotions and intuition will be a valuable guide: ride with the sensations coming to you now, and allow yourself to be swept away! You can trust what you are feeling, and you can finally relax.

7 of Swords

Sunday, June 25: 7 of Swords reversed

The end of the week finds us comfortable with a truth that was revealed this week: whether you came clean about something you’d been keeping from another, whether someone revealed new information to you, or you just finally admitted something to yourself, this was an important step, and it opened you up to begin the healing process. Even if things still feel tangly, the hard parts are starting to fall away, and you have a better grip than ever on what you need to do to honour the most important truth of all: Your Own. You’re growing, and you are more connected than ever to understanding your own patterns, knowing better what to do the next time they try to repeat themselves!

8 of Pentacles

This week, the advice from our Higher Selves is the 8 of Pentacles: when you can, turn your back on everything else and focus on what you know you’re good at, what you truly love to do. Nothing can take this skill away from you, and using it is of great benefit to you. If you feel like getting away from everything this week, know that you have your work to focus on, and that for now it can be a totally welcome distraction. In this case, it’s one that will keep you in the real world even when you feel like you want to escape! You are a powerhouse and while you are dealing with huge, difficult themes, you are also making perfect progress in starting to chisel out something even better moving forward.

This week provides huge opportunity to “brighten your inner light,” to come to deep, soulful understanding of our own selves and our part in this often very confusing Universe. While you may be tempted to close off, keep in mind that there are people who need you very much, and who always benefit greatly from your unique perspective. Remember that you’re getting closer to achieving your dreams than you have ever been before! While you may feel frustrated at not being able to act as quickly on your new lines of thinking as you may like, at least you know now what’s keeping you from being recognized for all you do. This week it will be revealed where teamwork can help you double your productivity, in term helping you feel more secure. As always, but this week especially, self-care will get you through: when you can, retreat, rest, reflect, and know that you are being rejuvenated in preparation to receive something that has been in the works for ages, and soon will finally be complete.

If you’re interested in a private reading with me, please visit my Etsy shop! Feel free to use the coupon code THANKS15 for 15% off at checkout!

Deck used:

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

Week Ahead: June 12-18, 2017

King of Cups

Happy Monday everyone! Here we are, at the middle of June! How are you feeling? Last week was a bit of a topsy-turvy mashup of feeling good, then okay, then awful, then awesome, then the same over again — I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted! I’m even posting this a bit late because it required a huge kick in the butt after I let my mind wander into “maybe I’ll skip this week…” territory. That’s something we’ll all have to watch for this week, as represented by our theme card of the King of Cups reversed! Neptune goes retrograde this week, so there may be a sense of being plunged even deeper into emotional currents: keep swimming, and know that the benefit to be had is a much closer connection with your intuition, and in turn “inner answers” will be easier to access. Be aware of “coming up for air” when you need to, and remember the most important part of the swimming lessons you took when you were a kid: take a deep breath and float!!

XIX The Sun

Monday, June 12: XIX – The Sun reversed

Today finds you inching closer to the truth that can set you free! You’re still kind of trapped in your own head, but some little cue — a dream, a conversation, a sign — has you knowing the next direction you want to take, and nothing can take this newfound clarity from you. There’s still some digging to do to help that line of thought feel less “crowded out,” and some downtime today may be just what the doctor ordered to shine some sweet relief on the fears and anxieties that have been seeping in the cracks when your mind is left to wander into darker, less comfortable territory. Trust in your ability to see in a new light: you’ll soon find that it’s been glowing from within this whole time! Open up and allow yourself to be surrounded by love and support, and that any walls that seem to be holding you back have a gate somewhere along the way: keep looking!

4 of Swords

Tuesday, June 13: 4 of Swords

Yesterday’s advice made it sound so easy, huh? Well, we both know it’s not, and today finds you seeking downtime to process everything that’s happening. You know the worst is over, and you know it’s okay to give yourself permission to rest! Reflecting is the best thing you can do today, as there is a distinct heart-healing energy surrounding. These things always take time, so just be still with yourself and know that’s what any other involved parties need to do as well. Should your paths cross, know that it’s the perfect opportunity to speak a healing balm onto the situation! The perfect words will come, and the issue will be able to be put to rest for the better. Be gentle, stay calm, and look forward to the not-too-distant future when all of this will be but a memory!

8 of cups

Wednesday, June 14: 8 of Cups reversed

Okay, today you may feel so freakin’ overwhelmed that your sole urge is to run for the hills: don’t. Really. Now is not the time. You do not have all the information you need to make a productive decision, and you may even be too upset to think clearly at the moment. Yesterday was a nap-day, and if you can afford it, today probably is too. If you’re too worked up to rest, try laying out all your options and gauging your emotional response to each! It’s still not time to make a decision, really really it’s not, so today do your best to accept your “state of scatter” and hang in there knowing the change you want will happen when the time is right. Probably best not to “overflow” onto others today either: today’s a right sea of emotion for everybody, so take comfort in knowing we’re all just doing our best to keep our own boats afloat at the moment.

Queen of Swords

Thursday, June 15: Queen of Swords reversed

Pickles!! Is this week ever going to relent? Well, today you have a hand in it: something makes you rethink part of the direction you followed last week, and you turn around, invigorated to take action! This is admittedly a bit of a selfish decision, perhaps even readable as “harsh,” but hoooly, you need to dig out of the rockpile you feel you’ve been buried under somehow!! The answers you need are coming through again, and you can see the changes in your own patterns taking effect. Now it’s only a matter of staying true to your course, anticipating yourself championing any challenges that lie ahead!

9 of Wands

Friday, June 16: 9 of Wands reversed

Today, reinforced from yesterday’s revelations, something touches a nerve that awakens a whole field of guilt-responses. However, you have an eye on yourself, and you stop the inner onslaught right in its track! You have keen perspective on what you need to protect in order to progress, and you now know the changes that need to be made in order to make sure your defenses hold long into the future. You’re still kind of feeling turned on your head, and that’s normal: you have wounds, but you’re doing what’s necessary to help them heal. Your ambition is building up again, and you’re ready for swift movement!

8 of Wands

Saturday, June 17: 8 of Wands

Yes, the “sudden change” energy that started yesterday continues into today: you feel like a fire’s been lit under you, and you’re on the move! Lightning only strikes in the same place once, so now is the time to act. You know what needs to be done, and you’re ready to get started. Enough aimless wandering, you say! It’s time to get back to camp and get to work! Today may feel like deja vu from yesterday, as you’re basically dealing with the exact same themes. Your inner fire is lit: you’ve been warmed by a shock, now spread that warmth and create your own comfort!

5 of Pentacles

Sunday, June 18: 5 of Pentacles

Goodness, choosing and committing to your own future stability can be emotionally depleting. It sure forces you to zoom back in to where you are *right now,* which may not be the prettiest picture — it certainly looks nothing like the passion-dreams you realized for yourself over the past few days! If you need to grieve your present, by all means, drop to your knees and WAIL! Get it out there, then stand up, remember your goals, and get help. It’s waiting for you just as it always has been! You’re better equipped now with the knowledge of what materials you need to launch you forward, up from this rock-bottom sensation. Go, go, go! Get it!

King of Pentacles

Another rollercoaster week, but this time we’re dealing with more constructive themes. Our Higher Self card is the King of Pentacles, reminding us to trust that we’re more stable, more grounded than we may feel. This week may have more “downs” than it does “ups,” but these are all mysterious building blocks that are solidifying you, building you up for the great things on their way to you. By the time they arrive, you’ll hardly remember feeling like you wouldn’t make it. Slam the door on your own self-doubt! Things are far more balanced than they feel this week. Take the time you need to rest your mind when you get overwhelmed, but when you know what you need to do, do it! This will be an emotional week, so be gentle on yourself when you feel the tears coming or the anger rising. Let it pass, and try not to let it affect the people you love. You may entertain the thought that “things will never get better!!” but come on, you know that’s not true! Great healing is happening this week. You are out of Phase One, and you’re much closer to your goal than it feels!

If you’re interested in a private reading with me, please visit my Etsy shop! Feel free to use the coupon code THANKS15 for 15% off at checkout!

Deck used:

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

Week Ahead: June 5-11, 2017

Queen of Swords

This past week felt like a big old test, and I hope you came through it feeling like you “passed!” You did, with flying colours, and now you’re as prepared as can be for the week ahead: there are reoccurring themes, some coming in different ways, others feeling like exactly the same thing over again — either way, last week you heard your inner truth loud and clear, and this week you’re holding on to it, learning to use it as a force for good, and as a shield for yourself and your loved ones. Work with the ways you found to take care of yourself then to keep doing so now! Tend to the new ways of thinking about things that served you well in working through last weeks’s challenges, and look at this week as another fertile learning experience!

XIV Temperance

Monday, June 5: XIV – Temperance

This week you’re feeling more fully settled into that “place of calm” we felt slipping away a bit last week — or you can be, if we maintain the lessons we learned about maintaining balance even in stormier circumstances. You know what needs to be released and have started taking major steps towards making that truly become a trial of the past! You’re feeling cleansed at the start of the week, rejuvenated by a pleasant weekend and ready to face the week ahead. Keep those roiling conflicts in mind, because they’re not done with yet, but you have a better mindset to manage them than you ever have before!

Ace of Wands R

Tuesday, June 6: Ace of Wands reversed

Dig deep for those reserves of “Temperance!” Today you may be a feeling a bit “extinguished,” as the full weight of all the ideas and projects you’ve been dreaming up and starting may start to feel overwhelming, vertigo-style! Don’t let this minor burn-out bring you to a full stop — your idea is a good one, this is just your body sensing the intensity to come and urging you to rest a bit to ride the wave of strange energy to come surrounding the full moon! You may feel a bit like “turtling” away today, so do, knowing you’ll be back on track soon!

9 of Swords

Wednesday, June 7: 9 of Swords reversed

Today, something exposed the root of one of your anxieties, throwing light on it in such a way that instead of it causing the usual response, instead you see a way out of the dilemma. You find yourself ready to make a choice in favour of your own self-care, even if it involves undoing something you put together very carefully in the past! This is another day for pulling up the covers and “checking out” if you need to. If you feel like you don’t know what to do today in spite of the revelation about your situation as a whole, just rest on it and know that you’ve already freed yourself in a small way by taking the time to stop!

3 of Swords

Thursday, June 8: 3 of Swords

Breaking free from old patterns is never easy, and it has to be a conscious choice in order to stick — nothing is as painful as opening up old wounds, but sometimes that’s what’s necessary in order to truly heal! Let the tears flow as they will today, as you come through yesterday’s funk to more storm clouds — whether they’re literal or more of the figurative type, this is a storm that bears a difficult lesson, albeit one that will help you look creatively at your next best direction.

4 of Swords

Friday, June 9: 4 of Swords reversed

Uh oh, Friday finds you still “learning the same lessons” as yesterday — although it may feel more like falling on the same swords! Know that today you have a better grip on things than you did yesterday, and baby steps are the key to finding your way through this particular wilderness. You may wish you could just hide away from it all, but keep pushing through: the direction you choose will find you solace soon enough ❤

3 of Cups

Saturday, June 10: 3 of Cups

Waking up on Saturday, it almost feels like the past several days never happened: the clouds have dissipated, the sun is shining, it’s warm and bright and you’re surrounded by people who make you feel good. You feel emotionally released at last: gone is the self-conscious pall of the past week, replaced with joyful abandon and a sense of celebration and fun. Thank goodness! This new tone is a needed transformation, and should be properly savoured!

King of Wands

Sunday, June 11: King of Wands reversed

After yesterday’s relaxation, today you’re ready to try getting back on track! Don’t be discouraged if you can’t act on any new developments you come up with — keep track of those ideas to tend to when they can be made better use of. You may be stunned at some point today to notice that your anger response is virtually nonexistent in a situation that would have had you explode in the past: this is huge, and something to be not only proud of, but motivated by!

Knight of Swords

The Higher Self card for this week is the Knight of Swords, reminding you that come what may this week, keep your ultimate goals in mind. Nothing can stop you from getting what you want! No matter what challenges try to throw you off course, you are fueled by the thought of achieving your passion, and you’re receiving new inspiration all the time. You may not feel quite as “in control” as you’d like, but that’s just because you’ve been assigned bigger spiritual challenges as a result of the massive spiritual growth spurt you’ve had recently. You’ve got this, and remember to see any perceived setbacks as the next rounds of “tests” — you’ve aced every one so far, no need to fear another!

Maintain as calm a perspective as you can this week: the middle of the week may feel like a bit of a vortex, pulling you in like nasty quicksand! Trust that it will end as soon as it began, and that you have the strength to tend to yourself as needed, just as you’ve always done before. In fact, this week’s tougher lessons are old ones, ones which need to be thought through but which can be thought of as trivial compared to what is real and good about your life as a whole. There’s balance to be found in simply persevering this week. Take care of yourself, and know that you’re working on getting everything exactly the way you want it — you’ll be glowing again in no time!

If you’re interested in a private reading with me, please visit my Etsy shop! Feel free to use the coupon code THANKS15 for 15% off at checkout!

Deck used:

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