Astrological Tarot Readings ~ January 2016 ~ Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Aries

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Zodiac Tarot Readings for December ~ Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

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December’s Astrological Tarot Readings are up!  Although posted for the Sun Signs, if you know your Moon Sign, or your Rising Sign, more than one of these videos may be relevant to you.  Included are links to free calculators to help you find your Moon and Rising Signs.

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Zodiac Tarot Readings for December 2015 ~ Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo

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December’s Astrological Tarot Readings are going up!  The first four have been posted.  Although posted for the Sun Signs, if you know your Moon Sign, or your Rising Sign, more than one of these videos may be relevant to you.  Included are links to free calculators to help you find your Moon and Rising Signs.

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Zodiac Tarot Readings for December 2015 ~ Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Aries

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December’s Astrological Tarot Readings are going up!  The first four have been posted.  Although posted for the Sun Signs, if you know your Moon Sign, or your Rising Sign, more than one of these videos may be relevant to you.  Included are links to free calculators to help you find your Moon and Rising Signs.

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Zodiac Tarot Readings for Nov 2015 ~ Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Aries

Next month’s Astrological Tarot Readings are going up at my Youtube Channel!  I hope to have all twelve videos done and out by November 2nd or 3rd.  The new videos added are for the Sun Signs: Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, & Aries.  Remember! ~ If you know your Moon Sign, or your Rising Sign, there may be more than one of these videos that will resonate with you.  Remember! ~ These readings are Very General.  If you want a Personal Reading with me, go to my tarot website:  http://tarotreadingswithamythystraine.blogspot.com
 

Zodiac Tarot Readings ~ October 2015

My series of astrological tarot readings continues with October and October’s energy for the twelve Sun Signs of the Zodiac.  Also, if you know your Moon Sign, or your Rising Sign, there may be more than one of these videos that will resonate with you, and sometimes this connection is actually just as, if not more, intense and accurate.  At Youtube, in the description box below each video, you’ll find links to FREE and easy calculators that will help you find your Moon and Rising signs.

As some of you know, I’m now a member of the mundane work force with a “real” job (insert smiley face here), which leaves me less time for writing, blogging, and vlogging (insert sad face here), but I’m going to do the best I can to keep up with everything.  If you notice on some of the videos in this series, they were filmed at night (the window behind me is pitch black).  They were actually filmed between 4am-8am, before I left the house to go to work!  See, I’m squeezing things in wherever I can to keep the magick alive! Though I’m not sure I’m going to continue with middle-of-the-night readings 🙂

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Partnerships: It’s All About Internal Sabotage

(The following reading is a portion of an actual client reading, published anonymously.  It has been edited to maintain the privacy of the individual.)

10/cups ®……10/swords……5/wands

First impression: My first impression is that things at home tend to be hectic; you’re not getting a lot of support from your spouse, as a matter of fact, the cards seem to indicate that there’s some aspect of what you do that he may not agree with; for some reason a lot of stress and tension are coming through the cards.

10/cups ®: On the surface everything looks idyllic, but this is not the reality of it all. I also get the feeling of confinement, being closed into a small space– literally or figuratively. This card suggests that if you feel you need more freedom, you should actively seek it; by being passive you will become stagnant and there won’t be the normal forward progression that you would naturally expect in life…and this can apply to many things, from your relationship and your current situation, to your business endeavors.

A closer look: There will be a change of pace with your home businesses, but the progression will be slow, and the results may not meet your needs. In order to achieve financial independence, you may need to supplement your home business income with a regular paycheck from an outside source.

10/swords: This card would indicate that someone is not being supportive, and I can even go so far as to say that someone could be sabotaging your efforts. I get the feeling of the “one step forward, two steps back” syndrome.

A closer look: Has someone you love left, perhaps in an unexpected way? The impressions coming through with this card feel traumatic, as though you’ve experienced a major upset in some area of your life. Whatever this is, it’s time to take charge; to gain control over your future; to face your situation realistically; to make necessary changes.

5/wands: As a reader yourself, I’m sure you recognize the squabbling and bickering that are connected with the five of wands. The impression that I’m getting is that the atmosphere around you is often chaotic. This is where you have to reach into your center, to learn to ground yourself, to find a sense of stillness within, even when outward circumstances are not conducive to peace and contemplation.

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“Justice”: She Tells on You

When the major arcana card “Justice” comes up in my readings, 95% of the time it’s because the person I’m reading for is involved in some way with the judicial system.  They’re either going through a divorce, or involved in some sort of litigation or other legal issues.  Always.  This never fails.  But getting someone to admit it, or getting them to see the connection, isn’t so easy.

When I was doing readings at Ameristar, two very common looking middle-aged mid-western women sat down across from me, all giggly and twittery from the nervousness of having their cards read for the first time.  As I guessed, from their very mundane appearance and demeanor (and energy), there wasn’t anything earth-shattering going on in their lives.  It was really kind of boring, actually, though I wouldn’t say this.  But “Justice” popped up, and it popped up in a significant way that sort of tapped me on the cheek– there’s a connection here, it said, shhhhh….listen.

I looked into the round face, the eager eyes, the lady bent expectantly over the cards, and I asked, “Do you have anything going on with the judicial system right now?”

Her eyes glanced up into mine (we were very close), and she said, “Ahhh….no, nothing that I can think of.”

“Yes,” I insisted.  “You have some connection with the judicial system.”

She turns to her friend sitting in the chair beside her, “Agnes, I can’t think of anything, can you?”

Agnes squints as she thinks, wracking her brain, “Noooo…”, she starts to say, drawing the word out as she was still thinking, then suddenly…“Well, your sister is a Clerk of Courts.”

I had all I could do to keep from laughing.

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Aces: New Beginnings for the New Year

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The Aces

The Aces herald beginnings, beginnings in love, finance, money ventures, or mental endeavors—according to cups, wands, pentacles, and swords. Beginnings may be strong and powerful, overwhelmingly passionate, or rife with potholes and points of contention we should be cautious with. Beginnings are always exciting, often unexpected, and lead us on a journey through life which often winds up at the door of our destiny.

Ace of Pentacles

Since the Aces herald beginnings and this one usually deals with those things connected to the element of Earth, and more specifically—money, material goods, acquisitions, growth and expansion; you’re coming into something substantial when this card shows its face. Upright, this card bodes well for new and upcoming financial ventures. This card tells us it’s a good time to start that business, make that investment you were thinking of, or even buy that lottery ticket.

But reversed, this card is like a little tap on the shoulder, a little voice in our ear whispering, “Be careful!” It can also suggest that there is a weasel lurking amongst your financial and business associates. It’s warning us to check contacts carefully, consider motives, use your intuition and don’t be rushed into something when you don’t feel certain.

Ace of Swords

The suit of swords deals with the element of Air, the mental aspect of life—communication, study, writing, thought processes, that intangible part of us, but the part of us that connects us to the world through our human intelligence. Upright, this Ace may be telling us that we’re going to pass that test, that it might be a good time in life to go back to school, start writing that book, or to sharpen up on a few subjects we’ve always found interesting.

Reversed, however, the Ace of Swords can be a brutally painful card. It may be speaking to us of emotional and mental abuse or illness, or some other form of mental instability. This card may be telling us that we have to work harder at mental endeavors in order to succeed. It may be warning us about decisions we have made, or are about to make, that may not be in our best interests. Sometimes this reversed card is trying to tell us that we may be our own worst enemy.

Ace of Wands

The set of wands are often centered around business and finances. Since wands are associated with the element of Fire, there seems to be more passion, more urgency, more movement in this area than pentacles promote. Again, we’re at beginnings and the beginning of any ventures whether in finance or romance, often begins with a walloping amount of passion. Upright, this card is like a no holes barred flashing green light. “Go for it!” it shouts in our ear.

But reversed, this card may be warning us that a situation is too hot to handle. It’s telling us to be careful, be cautious, think things through and slow down. We may be playing with fire, and who wants to get burned? This card, reversed, is warning us to temper unbridled passion and enthusiasm with a little common sense and restraint. If you’re at the beginning of any financial endeavor, double check contracts, verify information, and look into alternative sources.

Ace of Cups

The suit of cups is attuned to relationships, love, and romance. If you drew this card and you are single, there’s a very good possibility that love is coming your way. If you drew this card and you are in a relationship or married, odds are that there will be a renewal of those first sparks you experienced early on with your partner.

This card also heralds blessings, a communion—of body, mind, and spirit, a new spiritual awakening and enlightenment, the discovery of a new life path and destiny.

When reversed, this Ace speaks of loss—a loved one is gone—sometimes suggesting that they have moved on to another relationship, they have physically moved, or a loved one has passed over. All three scenarios have appeared in my readings, being announced by this one mysterious enigmatic card.

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Ace/cups: I’ve noticed that this card almost always comes up for someone who is alone, romantically speaking, and that’s because this card heralds a new relationship on the horizon.  Love is coming, just hold on to your hat, listen for that special voice, watch for those eyes that captivate you.  You’ll know it when you see it, when you hear it, when you feel it.  That’s what the Ace of Cups says, be ready, open, willing to take it all in and embrace the moment.

 There are many types of relationships, and many types of people who come and go from our lives in a variety of ways and at various stages.

I was doing readings in a book store once, when a young girl, about twelve years old, came into my booth.  I generally don’t read for children, but this was a Harry Potter in-store book party, so parents were at hand.

 She sat down across from me, very wide-eyed, quiet, and expectant, absolutely adorable.  As I turned the cards for her, this card, the Ace of Cups, came up (reversed).  I was hesitant at first, then I told her, “This card, when it comes up this way, often means that someone we love has left.  But it’s not necessarily a bad thing, it just means that they’ve ‘gone away’ for a while.”

 Her eyes opened wide in amazement, and the expression on her face was like a light bulb going on.  She opened her little mouth and enthusiastically began telling me about her cousin, her dearest friend, how they’d been together ever since they were ‘little’; and how her cousin and her cousin’s family had just moved away.  She told me how sad she was, how much she missed her cousin and all about plans to visit each other.  She prattled on and on, and I just sat and let her talk.

 When she left my booth, she met her mother on the other side with a high-pitched incredulous voice, “She said that someone I loved had left, but that it was okay!”  I could hear her enthusiastically talking to her mother, her chattering little voice fading as they walked away.

Ace/wands: If you’re thinking of starting your own business, changing careers or companies, or in any way starting over where employment and a career are concerned, this is the card you want to see.  It’s like the green light at a drag race.  When you see it, step on the gas, put the pedal to the metal, and roar down the pathway, cause it’s clear and victory can be yours at the end of the line.

 Just remember, once in a while this card turns up reversed, and it says, “Hang on to your hats, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”  No one ever said that beginnings and change are easy and effortless, and it’s this little glitch that usually catches people off guard.

Ace/pentacles: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush; hold on to what you have; a hand-out; kiss my ass…These are only a few of the impressions left with me by the Ace of pentacles.  I suppose I should be all happy and hopeful and grateful when this card comes along. Traditionally it means ‘new financial beginnings’, tra-la-la. Big fat deal.  This card is chintzy.  It wants to make you think it’s all rich and important and that it’s going to be bringing you some tremendous miraculous windfall.  It lies.

 The Ace of pentacles is just like some sparkling toothy smiling man with a big car and a wad of cash in his pocket.  He’s never what he seems to be, and he never delivers on anything, including sex, money, or personality.

 In the end, it’s a big let-down.

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Tarot Reading: Picking up Personalities

 

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Below is an actual tarot reading for one of my clients: 

1. Your husband’s job…

The Wheel of Fortune

The Fool ® 2/pentacles King/swords ®

It looks as though a change is coming, and it could be a change that turns things topsy turvy, at least for a while. (Note: spinning and cutting come to mind, weaving, as well as objects of a circular nature.)

The Fool generally sees us on a journey, whether a physical journey, or something new which we’re beginning…a new path, which reinforces our first card. This man either has an angel on his shoulder, or he has someone behind him from whom he draws support. It also appears that with this change will come greater financial balance. Also, the idea of “killing two birds with one stone” and “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, comes to mind– this seems strange, even to me. I don’t know if there is a literal connection somehow to birds, or these cliques will have something to do with your husband’s employment in a figurative way.

The King of swords is a proud man who sometimes tends to take life too seriously. It would be to his benefit to look at the lighter side from time to time. Laughter reduces stress. (Note: I got the impression that this King needs some down time and that stress might be a factor in his future in some way.)

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2. Your third grandchild…

Temperance ®

The Hermit 8/wands ® 8/pentacles

This will be a child of balance, patience, and determination; someone with fortitude who doesn’t give up easily, but keeps plugging away until the desired goal is reached.

This is also a solitary child, someone who isn’t afraid of being alone, but rather, gathers strength and maintains serenity by actively seeking ‘quiet time’. She (or he) will not act swiftly, will not in fact do much of anything quickly, but will have more of a slow and plodding nature about them.. They will certainly not be impulsive. Don’t become frustrated when you want something done quickly and it isn’t, ‘cause this child is going to do things in their own good time on their terms.

This individual will know, from a very early age, what their lifework is, and may begin an apprenticeship/training in this field at a very early age, possibly in the late teens/early twenties.

(Note: I don’t know where I get the ‘they’ from, but since it came on its own accord, I’ll leave it as is.)

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3. General Reading

The Chariot

Princess/cups 3/cups Knight/cups

First, is someone getting married? If the aren’t right now, they will be in the future.

I felt, with the first group of cards that your husband’s change of employment would involve: 1) a move, 2) travel, 3) a long commute; and this concept is enforced here with The Chariot. Someone is going somewhere.

The Knight of cups brings to mind the story of the frog and the princess, Sir Lancelot, and the idea of dark water, totally disconnected thoughts…this is what happens when you use the intuitive method of reading the cards. If any of this doesn’t make sense to you now, it probably will in the future.

Also, autumn comes to mind, perhaps in relation to a time element for some of these events to play out. Actually, I feel that autumn is going to be very significant to you in some way. And I also feel as though water plays some significant role here as well– this could be actual physical water; such as a lake, river, creek, pond, etc.; or it could involve the element of water; which includes such things as emotions, dreams, intuition, the west, the color blue, and Mondays. It looks as though everyone is going to have their hands full, when it rains, it pours, as the old saying goes.

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*About the reading:  The ‘they’ in this particular reading came from the fact that I was not only picking up the unborn child, I was picking up a parent as well.  As the mother told me, it was ‘freaky’, and I had it down pat, even to the apprenticeship.

The bond and connection between parent & child is the strongest of all human bonds.  Remember this when you’re doing readings, just as in this case–  when reading for one, you very likely will pick up the nuance of both.

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Tarot Lesson for the Day: Princess of Swords

The deck I used for this lesson: 
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I’ve been reading tarot for quite some time, and I began reading just for myself and my family.  Needless to say, over the years, every court card in the deck became a family member to me, filled with both positive and negative traits.  (And I have to say here, just so we’re clear, that not every family member or individual will mirror *all* the negative personality traits associated with the card, or *all* the positive traits– most people are a healthy mixture of each.  It’s those few who go to extremes that make it really interesting, but not always pleasant.)  The court cards are interesting in that they are a psychological profile for a variety of personalities, and once you become familiar with these characters, you will notice that when you meet someone, you will automatically associate them with one of the tarot court cards, at least this is my experience.

The Princess of Swords**…first, the following is an excerpt from my book, “Tarot for Grownups”, and in this book I very clearly state the positive and negative aspects of this character from both extremes:

First, the negative side (ouch):

This Page is a bitch in the making.  He/she is a younger version of the King or Queen of swords.  It’s already difficult carrying on a conversation with this Page, because everything is all about them; it’s the only topic they care to discuss.  They’re conversation is blunt, verging on rude.  Vanity is already at work here, and because of their youth and immaturity, it can actually get to the point of ridiculous.  They have a skewered view of how attractive they really are, or how accomplished, how smart, etc.  Even now, and very sadly, they are setting a solitary path for themselves by alienating people who may actually love them.  They treat people like shit, and then act all puzzled when friends and acquaintances disappear.

Now, the softer side:

Like all the personalities of this suit, this Page is the most intelligent and usually has a very high IQ.  They tend to have a sort of tunnel vision when they are engrossed in the study of something in particular or are involved in a hobby.  This Page shares all the swords outwardly cool mannerisms, which so often masks a sensitivity they try to hide.  This individual will often latch onto relationships with pets in order to protect themselves from the possibility of being hurt in human relationships.  It’s a survival mechanism.

As you can see above, I’ve listed the extremes.  Individuals that I know, who are connected to this card, have in reality run a happy medium.  They’re smart, so smart it’s scary sometimes, and they love academics.  The person this card stands for in my world will be a life-time student…learning, writing, reading, teaching; this will be part of their existence for as long as they live.  The softer side also shows up for them, in that they love animals and have, over the years, acquired their own little menagerie.  And I do believe that the reason they have this deep connection with animals is that it’s easier for them to relate– animals (pets) love you for who you are just the way you are, it’s a kind of unconditional love that most human beings are not capable of.

Now the fun part, this is where you get to add your two cents, as it were.  It might be a good idea to grab a notebook and pen so you can jot down answers and impressions as they come to you:

1)  What color on this card catches your eye first?

For me, it’s ‘blue’.  My interpretation of this color…the element of Water, pointing to dreams, visions, psychism, intuition, and emotions.  I feel this card is awash in human emotions, some smooth and tranquil and others roiling and churning.  Blue is also the color connected to the throat chakra, and this tells me that issues of communication are being raised, perhaps new lines of communication need to be opened.  I also connect the color ‘blue’ to the goddess (and the Virgin Mary)– perhaps this is from my years in a Catholic Parochial school, passing the life-size statue of Mary in the hallway, wearing beautiful sky blue robes.

2)  What element is the court card connected with?

The suit of swords is connected to the element of Air…also emphasizing once more communication– now I’m really paying attention.  Whenever an issue like this surfaces more than once, or keeps resurfacing, a red flag should be going up.  Along with communication, creativity and mental endeavors are highlighted, but it’s this communication issue that I’m focused on.  So what’s the deal?  Who’s not talking to whom?  What relationship in this individual’s life is breaking down; how can we get the lines of communication cleared and running again?  Your mind should already be spinning with the reading of this card.

3)  What image, or images, on this card jump out at you?

I’m just going to let my mind roam here, and you should do the same thing… Yellow halos around the characters head and the sword:  Catholic saints come to mind, the idea of sainthood, medieval artwork,  purity of mind and intentions; but also illusions and delusions. (Has communication broken down because of a misinterpretation somewhere along the line?)  Also, Excalibur, and with this image comes all the pomp and integrity of ancient knights.  Her bare feet planted solidly on the stones:  stubbornness; digging in for the long haul; not wanting to be the first to back down.  But also, someone who tends to be very level headed, maybe even conventional, someone who’s solidly grounded, not easily swayed; someone who has a game plan and generally sticks to it.  The bird in flight behind the Princess:   an idea taking flight, an expression of freedom or a desire for freedom, something that this individual maybe hasn’t thought of yet, but something that will come to them in time; also, with this bird, comes a stronger connection to the element of Air and all that it entails– this is telling me to pay attention, it’s reinforcing the idea of communication as a central theme to the reading of this card.  The flowers:  to me they are indicative of spring.  I’m so often asked for a specific time-line when it comes to readings, but very rarely does this come to me; and when it does, it generally comes to me through the idea of seasons or moon phases.  When I looked at  the flowers on this card, that little voice in the back of my head, the one that’s only a light whisper, barely audible…it said “Spring”.  This would indicate to me that this season is important to this individual for some reason, or it means that the events surrounding this reading are going to culminate around springtime.

We’ve answered three questions in connection with this card, and look at all the information that was revealed in these three questions.  Look beyond what you have written down as your own answers.  If necessary, pick apart each interpretation to take it to a deeper level– for instance, I mentioned my association with the color blue to the Virgin Mary.  I could take this one step deeper and list all the associations that I have for this deity.  Do you see what I mean?  You can keep going ever deeper, from one impression to the next, bringing out unexpected results.  Mind you, this type of individual card analyses doesn’t have to be done as part of a reading for someone; this can be done as a private meditation, in which you will uncover layers of your own psyche.  Then there’s that little voice I was talking about, it’s your sub-conscious mind actually, and it’s so easy to dismiss it, or not notice it at all; it really can be this subtle, and it takes some practice to hear it.

At any rate, just because I choose to stop now, you don’t have to– keep going; if you have other questions for this card, new things to uncover about it or you, keep writing…feel free to leave your impressions in the comment box below.

Bright Blessings,
Amythyst

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**NOTE:  The deck used for the writing of my book, “Tarot for Grownups”, was the Rider/Waite Deck, and in this deck the “Princess” will be referred to as a “Page”.

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3.  this is what you are afraid of
4.  this is what drives you
5.  this is what you are left with
6.  this is what the future will bring
7.  this is what brings you back down to earth

Tarot Readings with Amythyst

The Year in Advance (a 36 card tarot reading)

The following is an actual tarot reading done for a client (published anonymously, of course).  This is an example of ‘The Horoscope Spread’ (nontraditional), offered at my website: 

http://ladyamythyst.webs.com/tarotreadings.htm

This spread covers a 12 month period.

Tarot Reading
Deck:  The Goddess Tarot
(Horoscope Spread)

April:
6/swords ®, Balance ® (the goddess, Yemana), 2/pentacles ®

It appears that you are trying to find balance, perhaps after the end of a relationship.  Not only is your emotions, mentality, your whole psyche, being thrown off by this imbalance, but your finances as well.

The goddess found on the card of Balance in this deck, Yemana, is the patron goddess of women, especially pregnant women, and children.  Offer this goddess sweet liquids, blue candles, and incense so she will bestow upon you good health and healing of the body, mind, and spirit.

Other insights…uncertain movement, or uncertainty about moving; “the worst is behind you”; changing direction; strength from the hands (perhaps creativity); hidden agendas; “rising above it all”; duality; multi-tasking; two of something, as in a hand in each; a flock of white birds, perhaps symbolizing freedom, or freedom of thought.

May:
Magic ® (the goddess, Isis), 9/cups, Wisdom ® (the goddess, Sarasvati)

This month is characterized by a temporary loss of power or direction, but it swings around to your favor mid-way through and you will wind up with what you wished for, or what you thought you wanted.  With this comes wisdom, a new insight into what direction you’re headed, what path you have decided to embark upon.  Perhaps the biggest surprise will be that once you’ve gotten what you wished for, you’ll decide that maybe this wasn’t what you wanted after all.

Two goddess are highlighted for the month of May:  Isis, the Egyptian goddess considered a patron goddess of nature and magic; and Sarasvati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, the arts, and science.

Other insights…a totem animal, the hawk; ancestral interest or knowledge; a secret to be uncovered, or a secret admirer to be unveiled; the time of the waning crescent moon is significant this month; the proverbial “pot at the end of the rainbow”; the idea of many irons in the fire, a busy month, lots going on, maybe too much at once; the serpent, representing sexuality, wisdom, the goddess.

June:
Tradition (the goddess, Juno), 7/staves, 3/pentacles

You will find yourself immersed in conflict at work; and you will also find that the best course of action will be to stick with the tried and true way of doing things, the traditional methods.  This will not be the time to try something new, or to instigate new rules and regulations; it will not be the right time or place to change the game plan in mid-stream.

The goddess, Juno, is highlighted this month, which I thought was ironic, but that’s the way the cards so often work.  She is a Roman goddess with the touch of a warrior about her, and it’s her energy, strength, courage, and perseverance that will be needed this June.

Other insights…a struggle with vanity, which may have more to do with ego, rather than physical attributes; the full moon is a significant time for your this month; a position of leadership is highlighted; don’t back yourself into a corner with rash decisions, reprimands, or demands; confrontations; triplicates.

July:
4/cups, 3/staves ®, Prince/cups ®

There’s an issue that has to be faced and resolved involving a partnership, most likely a relationship issue.  You have to make a decision, and until you do, you will feel as though you are stagnant.  Yes or no?  Pick one and get things moving again.

Other insights…a third party; business contracts or opportunities; this month the waning crescent moon will be a significant time for your; a knoll…take the high road; the idea that it’s always ‘the odd man out’; when making a decision, don’t go with popular opinion, you may even choose to go against it; don’t wait too long before making a decision, you might loose an opportunity; Celtic traditions; the elements of Water and Fire, pay homage to both and incorporate their energies into your daily life, especially this month– emotions and passion.

August:
2/cups ®, 10/cups, 9/pentacles

You will discover this month that a coupling or a partnership was the correct choice, and within this decision, you’ll find the fulfillment of happiness in your home-life and within yourself.

Other insights…the full moon for this month will be an especially powerful one energy-wise for you, make your wish, fulfill your magick, whatever it is that you do (whatever divinity or spiritual path you follow), make sure that you honor it at this special time; there will be a rejoining, or reconnecting, with someone you’ve been estranged with; spiritual enlightenment and personal fulfillment are highlighted for August, it’s a month for growth on all sides; “commitment” is the key word for August; promises, binding promised; rainbows, the idea of positive energy, of attainment, something coming full circle; “mediator”.

September:
6/pentacles ®, Prince/staves, Oppression (the goddess, The Wawalak)

The goddesses highlighted this month are the twin sister goddesses of Australian origin known as the “Wawalak”…it is their fierce determination to protect their young against the Great Serpent Goddess that inspired their worship throughout the aboriginal tribes.  It is their strength of will and courage that is honored and worshipped as a mirror of pure womanhood.

This month will be one of frenetic energy and mixed signals.  Although you will start out on a positive note, it is this troubling energy that will disrupt the month for you, and this energy could come in the guise of a young male figure, one with too much energy, bravado, and opinion.  If this is the case, you will know that you must rein him in.  To wind up the month of September, you may have to call upon the energy and courage the twin goddesses epitomize…hang on tightly to what you have, monetarily speaking, and don’t give in to someone else’s suggestion for making easy money, or taking financial shortcuts.
Other insights…a ‘sisterhood’ is highlighted in September; the Triple Goddess (if you’re Wiccan or pagan, you understand this concept); seeking approval and accolades; a feeling of dread– don’t fight it, or let it throw you off-kilter, just listen to it and be aware, it will pass; mirror images.

October:
2/staves ®, 8/swords, Temptation ® (the goddess, Nyai Loro Kidul)

A partnership is going to leave you feeling a bit confined; either you’re going to have to shake it up a bit and roil the waters, or you’ll plug along in a semi-state of discontent, feeling rather trapped by it all.  This ‘partnership’ will be either business/work related, or it will be a personal relationship; you will be acutely aware of which it is.

The Indonesian goddess for this month is Nyai Loroo Kidul, “Queen of the Southern Sea”, often depicted as a mermaid or having a snake’s body.  Her magick lay in the power of rejuvenation and the acquisitions of spirits.  Her tonic is the violent waves of the ocean and the cleansing/healing properties of it’s waters.

Other insights…the idea of ‘co-dependence’; deep sleep; this month may find you dealing with a slight malady, perhaps a bug or something that will lay you up for a few days; emotional turmoil or indecision; shapeshifting– ‘be what you need to be, or be what they need to see’; the element of Water– dreams (pay special attention to them this month), visions, intuition, deep emotions, relationships; water– as in waterways, rivers, streams, oceans…there seems to be some link between you and a body of water this month, I’m not sure how or why this connection comes up, but I’m sure you’ll figure it out.

November:
7/cups, Prince/pentacles, 5/pentacles ®

Decisions dealing with a financial issue or question are highlighted this month, and the decision that you come to will result in a sort of ‘digging-out’ from some negative financial goings on, it will, in effect, turn things around for you.  Take your time, think wisely, and go with your first instinct.

Other insights…skeletons in your closet, if you’ve got any, now would be the time to clear them out or expose them, they’ll do less damage this way; write down any dreams you might have this month, chances are they won’t just be regular old dreams, but instead will be prophetic or messages from the dead; you might be in for a pleasant surprise this month, not necessarily earth-shaking, but nice none-the-less; either there is a young man around you who is stable, responsible, and good with money and material issues, or this is your energy reverberating throughout the cards for this month; ‘get your ducks in a row’; the idea of not going it alone is strong with these cards, you’ll have a partner/friend/mate, someone whom can share some of the burden with you.

December:
8/pentacles ®, Ace/staves, 10/pentacles

Work– it’s a bit foggy, but it looks as though you will either 1) lose the job you have now, which will turn out to be a good thing, as other opportunities for new financial ventures will be knocking at your door, 2) you will be put to the test with some rigorous new training or schooling in order to advance your position in your current job– either way, it’s a plus.

Other insights…creativity, an art form that is a pastime or hobby for you; a rainbow and all the cliques that go with it, including the one about the pot of gold; paint or painting; money made through artsy adventures; planet– the Sun, with all the intensity, masculine energy, and light that goes into it, including the energy of the god, the ‘he-man’; there is the idea of new money coming in from an unexpected source; there is also the idea of a doorway or a threshold, implying new opportunities, new pathways, or a rite-of-passage.

January (2014):
Princess/staves ®, Transformation (the goddess, Ukemochi), Queen/cups ®

The goddess highlighted this month is Ukemochi, a Japanese goddess of the Shinto religion known as “The Goddess of Food”.  She was killed because her gift of producing food with her body disgusted the recipient, but even in death she continued to provide sustenance.  She is the goddess of abundance.

Expect a final decision or unexpected news concerning business and finance.  The positive outcome from this will be a new age of prosperity for you.  Also, throughout this time, you will learn how to assert yourself in ways that you haven’t tried before, and with the knowledge that it’s okay to stand up for yourself, to stand your ground, you’ll feel a renewed sense of power and energy. Don’t hold back.

Other insights…dignity, grace, and beauty; quiet solitude; there is the idea of exploring your physical side, perhaps your sexual side, and shedding old inhibitions; shared intimacy; a double full moon; I’m also getting the feeling of two other very definite personality types, I’m not sure if this is 1) two very different people who share your circle as friends, or 2) two very different sides to your personality, almost like split personalities; the element of Water– great significance in dreams always comes up with this element, as well as a sharpening of the intuition, the idea of serene contemplation, gentleness and composure, the sign of Libra, early autumn– that time of transition at the end of summer, this time could prove significant for you.

February (2014):
Ace/pentacles ®; Contemplation (the goddess, Chang O), Judgment (Gwenhwyfar)

Money issues could take a bit of a dip this February, as someone either didn’t think things through thoroughly, or someone tried to take shortcuts that didn’t work or were frowned upon by other participants in the venture.

The goddess for this month is Chang O, a Chinese goddess of the Moon.  This goddess wound up on the Moon through a series of unfortunate events– she began her existence as an immortal, later having this position taken away from her through a series of mistakes by her husband who angered the higher-ups, but then back she went to being immortal by being the naughty little wife who didn’t trust her husband and who discovered his magic pill stash– she overdosed and floated to the Moon.  I’m sure there’s a lesson here somewhere, and I’m willing to bet, with it’s Asian origin, the ‘magic pill stash’ was most likely Opium.

The other mythical female character in this group of cards is Gwenhwyfar, who is technically not a goddess, but the unfaithful wife of King Arthur.  She was a woman tortured by the fact that she was unable to conceive, madly in love with her husband’s closest companion, and a woman driven to a convent by her guilty conscience.

I’m sure that there is a link here between these two female figures and this month.  Both of these women suffered from issues with trust, both of these women crossed boundaries that were unacceptable, and both of these women suffered unexpected and unpleasant consequences because of it.

Other insights…seedling, or a sapling; gold; eruption; fertility (or infertility)–as an issue in some form (area) of your life; the idea of a midnight sky, a star-filled sky; there’s the idea that someone here is in a dominant position and someone is submissive; nobility; the idea of raising a wall between yourself and others; totem animal: the greyhound; giving a blessing, good wishes on another– being able to graciously give a blessing, as well as to graciously receive one.

March (2014):
Princess/swords, The Star (the goddess, Inanna), Ace/cups

You will receive unexpected news or insight into a relationship, perhaps the heralding a new relationship on the horizon, or a change in the status of a present relationship (all in a positive perspective, of course).

The goddess for March is Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare.  The energy of this goddess is unpredictable and contradictory, combining the nuances of both love and war, male and female attributes; and this goddess has a reputation for throwing hissy fits.  She’s definitely on the temperamental side.  Since ‘relationship’ appears to be the theme for this month; this goddess is either heralding the ride you’re in for, or she’s showing up to offer you her support– or both.  At any rate, she’s saying, “Use my energy”.

Other insights…the idea of the sword and the stone, and just ‘the sword’ as well; the magick circle, or any sacred space; it’s the waning crescent moon that’s highlighted this month– perhaps there’s something you need to send away?; griffons, gargoyles– protectors and defenders; masculine energy (the Sun), “my cup runneth over”; sleep, meditation, or a state of inner consciousness.

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Past to Present Enchanted Day

Mark your calendar! 

Lemuria Creations Presents:
Past to Present Enchanted Day
At the Opera House

I’ll be giving tarot readings in Fremont, Nebraska, Sunday, July 15, 10am-4pm @ the historical Love-Larsen Opera House, during John C. Fremont Days.  I’ll also have my books available for sale:

541 North Broad St.,
Fremont NE

Love-Larson Opera House

The theater was built by James Wheeler Love in 1888. In 1905 it was purchased by Louis P. Larson and renamed the L. P. Larson Opera House. The three-story brick and stone building is a landmark in the town of Fremont and is one of the largest opera houses still remaining in the United States. The first floor has always been used as a business location with the Opera House above. Seating capacity originally 1,100. The dark red brick with lighter sandstone trim is characteristic of the popular Romanesque Revival style. The Opera House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.