November 12, 2016 § Leave a comment
A tarot student asked my advice about crystals. He purchased two amethyst crystals and a clear quartz. He lost one of the amethysts while out with a friend on Halloween weekend. Then during the first week of November, he misplaced the other two crystals. So he did a one-card reading about this, and pulled the Death card. He very rarely gets the Death card so was challenged about how to interpret this.
Because of the Death card, the crystals are gone and are not coming back. He won’t find them. But to let go and be respectful, he can psychically tell the crystals to be found by someone who appreciates them, or that they can be content where they landed. The Death card could also mean that he is just not a crystal guy. He can be supportive of just leaving crystals in the ground, not making them one more object of beauty we humans take from the earth because they benefit us.
If he gets another crystal, he can have an intuitive chat before he purchases it to see if the crystal wants to be with him, and be of service during tarot readings. Then take very good care of it! Maybe it’s not the best idea to take it out when socializing, or his next crystal can be in a ring or necklace so it’s worn on the body to enhance connection, and is easier to keep track of.
Crystals are highly evolved minerals and are very sensitive. Their sensitivity sets them apart from other rocks. Clear quartz brings clarity, and correlates to the 7th chakra also called the crown chakra. Amethyst crystal aids in opening the third eye to develop psychic vision, and correlates to the 6th chakra. Information about tarot and crystals is in my book Introduction To Tarot on pages 219, 220, and 221.
I understand why a student would want these tools for his tarot readings. But in this instance, the Death card prevailed and the crystals went their own way!
Keep reading your cards,
November 11, 2016 § 1 Comment
November 14 2106 is a full Moon in sensuous Earth sign Taurus. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love, art, and creativity. Venus is unaspected during this full Moon, so create good fortune by cultivating Venus activities of appreciation of beauty, enjoying fine food, and cultivating good companionship.
Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto make a cardinal T-square resulting in some confusion about where to go and what to do. Jupiter in Libra opposite Uranus in fiery Aries brings desire for freedom with no one telling you what to do, but that can cause problems in romantic relationships or with business colleagues. Jupiter square Pluto in Capricorn brings ambition, but achievement could be blocked by those in positions of power. Uranus square Pluto allows the falling away of issues from the past that restrict you, but you might not have a choice about it.
Fortunately, Jupiter sextile Saturn in Sagittarius inspires clear planning to turn ideals into reality. Mercury in Sagittarius sextile Mars in Aquarius helps to express your individuality and defend your viewpoint. Plus Saturn trine Uranus creaties balance of old and new, with a sense of patience and discipline.
Opportunities for growth and change can happen quickly, especially for Earth signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. Call me at 415.642.8019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your tarot reading, astrology forecast, or feng shui consultation.
Happy full Moon,
October 25, 2016 § Leave a comment
NEW MOON in SCORPIO
October 30 2016 is a new Moon in Scorpio. Water sign Scorpio is perceptive and highly intuitive. The new Moon conjuncts Sun and Mercury in Scorpio to be in touch with feelings, and decision making could be influenced by emotions.
The new Moon, Sun, and Mercury in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. This is extremely fortunate to focus on spiritual matters, there is sensitivity to mystical experiences, and insights can arrive in dreams. These planets in Water signs bring an increase of extra sensory perception. Imagination is heightened that is superb for creative and artistic development. Plus this energy is ideal for consulting oracles! Call me at 415.642.8019 or reply to this email to schedule your tarot or astrology consultation.
Relationships may be reevaluated because Venus conjuncts Saturn in Sagittarius. Solid partnerships are strengthened, but weak ones fall by the wayside. Fortunately, Venus trines Uranus in Aries to lighten the restrictive influence of Saturn, and brings some excitement to partnerships.
EARTH PIG MONTH
Time to be festive this month because the new Moon begins the month of the Earth Pig. The Earth Pig is the lucky golden Pig who is well liked, easy going, and loves a good time.
The seasonal wheel turns on Halloween, a solar holiday that marks the point between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. In this Fire Monkey year, energy remains high as winter approaches, and stays active until the end of Fire Monkey year on the new Moon of January 27, 2017.
Scorpio new Moon emotional understanding and breakthrough are for everyone, and is strongest for Water signs Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces and those born in Pig, Sheep, and Rabbit years.
Happy new Moon,
October 13, 2016 § Leave a comment
October 15 2016 is a full Moon in Fire sign Aries. Moon in a Fire sign of Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius brings passion, courage, and bold energy. This fiery full Moon conjuncts Uranus in Aries to break with routine and blaze a new path.
Uranus is inspirational to develop new ideas and invent new methods. Sun and Mercury are opposite Uranus for keen mental stimulation, and ideas will flourish in the company of others.
Mars squares Jupiter and conjuncts Pluto so ambition is strong, and much work can be accomplished. But watch out because people can become disruptive about limitations.
Mars and Pluto in Capricorn square Mercury in Libra for sudden arguments. In this Dog month people want to fight for what’s right; strive to keep Libran peace.
Luck and opportunities are for everyone, and are strongest for Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius and those born in Rat, Monkey, and Snake years.
Call me in San Francisco at 415.642.8019 or email email@example.com to schedule your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.
Happy full Moon,
September 26, 2016 § Leave a comment
LIBRA NEW MOON starts DOG MONTH
The new Moon in Libra on September 30 2016 begins the month of the Earth Dog in Chinese astrology. Time for honesty, truth, and loyalty. Actions that lack integrity in this Fire Monkey year will not succeed under the influence of watchful Dog.
Good fortune for all is that the Sun and new Moon conjunct Jupiter. This brings new optimism and opportunities. People can be kinder and more supportive of each other. Libra is the sign of partnerships so relationships are important. Venus in sexy Scorpio trines Neptune in sensitive Pisces bringing spirituality and soulful connections with others.
The Sun and new Moon square Mars and Pluto in Capricorn. It’s possible to be rash or annoyed by little things. If too negative, this energy can devolve into confrontations. Fortunately, the Sun and new Moon sextile Saturn in Sagittarius for a sense of discipline and fair play, both classic Dog traits. You can balance your emotional needs with needs of others, especially work obligations.
Luck is strongest for Air signs Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius and those born in Dog, Horse, Tiger, and Rabbit years. Contact me for your tarot, astrology, or feng shui consultation.
Happy new Moon,
September 25, 2016 § Leave a comment
One of my tarot students had a sudden accident and hurt her back when she tripped over her dog (a lovely lab) who always follows her around. This Fire Monkey year is the time of accidents and injuries, not lingering illness like in Snake or Rabbit years. Plus her accident occurred during the recent Mercury retrograde.
She selected 3 tarot cards, one each for Body, Mind, and Spirit. Body and Mind were good cards for her, but not Spirit. (This tarot spread for health is on page 164 of Introduction To Tarot.)
So her spirit was waning, she was becoming discouraged, and she asked if I have any recommendations to lift her spirits. Options for her to feel better are:
1. Watch comedies and stand-up comedian specials on netflix, or whatever you have to get streaming media. Avoid getting too involved with other media such as heavy dramas, too much news, or other negative influences.
2. Eat what you want! When you get better you can exercise or eat less caloric foods. But for now, enjoy a few treats.
3. Read inspirational books and magazines. I just finished reading The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino. You will probably enjoy that.
4. Feng Shui! Make sure your bedroom or recovery room is nice, no piles of clutter, have fresh flowers nearby, fresh sheets on the bed, and get comfy. Maybe hire a housekeeper to spruce up the place.
5. Encourage visitors. If you have friends or family who live nearby, invite them over. They can watch a comedy with you, eat good food that you just ordered, you loan them your copy of The Baron in the Trees when you are done reading it, and they visit you in your nice flower-scented room.
6. Most of the pain will be managed with drugs, so stay with and follow what the doctors recommend as you wean off the medicines. That’s also why you feel lousy, and the drugs can make you constipated. You’ll feel better when most of the drugs are out of your system. So eat prunes or drink Smooth Move tea to keep bowels regular. That strongly influences mood.
7. And your doggie! Snuggle up and take comfort from your companion animal. You’ve taken good care of your dog, so now your dog can return the favor and be extra attentive to you during your healing.
Try any of the above tips when you feel like your spirits can use a lift, or if you have a challenging card in the Spirit position of your tarot spread.