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Hello Hola Bonjour Hallo

Hello Hola Bonjour Hallo

Wow, has it really been since October that I last posted on the blog?! You can for sure say that I took some time off and I won’t lie, it has been a nice vacation. What happened? Well, the US election had a toll on my mental health… it triggered some panic attacks and just really effected me pretty hard. I had a break down at the grocery store and had trouble being around others in public due to fear and stress. I won’t go too much into it, but I wanted to explain my absence truthfully to my readers. It’s now April and I can safely say that I am in a better mental headspace now.

What does this mean?! Not sure exactly! I don’t want to say “I’m back” and make any promises, but I would like to dust off the blog and begin posting again just not sure how often, so we will see!

I am not reopening my reading services right now or in the near future. Right now, I just want to focus on getting my decks shuffling again and get back into the practice of reading cards, it’s been a while! On a happy note, I did get a new deck in the mail yesterday… which triggered this post on the blog! I preordered the Illuminated Tarot by Caitlin Keegan in October and it finally came out. The deck is 53-card deck based off of tarot and playing cards. So far I’ve done two pulls from it and love it! The colors are so vibrant and right up my alley.

Hopefully in the next few days I will work on some new posts, I have gotten a few emails asking if I’m still going to do card study with the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle, yes! I do plan on starting that back up… I think returning to this project will help break the ice with me getting back into reading cards. Anyways, I think that is all I want to post right now but watch for new ones!!

Weekly Focus: Oct 31-Nov 6

Weekly Focus: Oct 31-Nov 6

Happy Halloween and Samhain! I hope everyone is having a great holiday today, it’s been feeling very minimal over here for me today. I’m just having a hard time finding the spirit this year (no pun intended), Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday too! I’m sure I will feel it more as the day goes on!

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Theme (soul) // 8 of Knives

Shutting out the world, closing yourself off, and possibly some shadow work to kick off this new month. The theme this week tells us that we may feel a bit distant and that it is ok! If October was a rough one for you, this may be key medicine telling you that you should spend some time closed off a bit. This could also mean that there will be some distance felt this week, more on the stubborn side of things. We may not wish to see things as they are and want to remain in a safe position where we feel secure and comfortable. However, If you are curious then go ahead and take the blind fold off to take a peek around. You may surprise yourself in what you find hidden in front of you!

Focus (mind) // Death

What do you want to end? What would you like to see take over in this new space? This is the focus for the week, making room for new beginnings and it is so fitting as the New Moon just passed us over the weekend. Celebrate those who have passed this week, not just today for the 31st. Celebrate life and death in their natural and raw forms. Connect with the aspects of death and what it means to you.

Action (body) // 9 of Pentacles

Be creative in your pursuits and use what you have. You may not realize this, but you have everything you need this week with you now. There is no need to give your wallet a run for it’s money, give it a rest and enjoy what you are surrounded in. Be resourceful and be grateful for what you have in your life at this point. Referring back to the Death card, this is a great card of giving gratitude to those who were before you.

LEPUS ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

LEPUS ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

I’m going through all 100 cards in the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, one by one with my own interpretation based on my intuition and notes from the deck creators in the book. I’ve had this deck for quite a while and have yet to dive in, so I’m using this as a way to get to know the deck. From what I have learned and noticed is that it really has it’s own system, not quite like the Rider-Waite or other systems I have found. This deck is a collaboration of 100 different artists through Light Grey Art Lab, it features constellations, planetary, and all things surrounding the universe.

LEPUS (2 of Air) ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Keywords: End of Naivety

Nothing is just as it seems, we have all fallen into the traps of hopeful fantasy. This card reminds me of children when they soon learn that there is no Santa Claus or that the Easter bunny is not real, tales that our parents tell us when we are very young. We fall into the lore and love of the stories, our imaginations are ripe and on fire. We are invisible and wear capes that protect us. We have no reason to believe otherwise because in our eyes, no one lies and everything is very black and white. It’s about coming to terms that what was is not necessarily true and it’s time to embrace it. It is the transition of growing up and being an adult to face reality.

The rabbit in this card is Lepus, from the story of Orion. Rabbits are known for their cunning speed, swiftness, and naivety. They don’t think anything can catch them, perhaps they think they are invisible just like children in superhero capes. This often ends bad for rabbits, they get cornered and out numbered in hunting and by prey. This card urges us to be quick on our feet but don’t fall into traps and be caught off guard. Be aware of your surrounding and don’t believe everything you see.


I’m going through the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, find the other cards I talk about here! Got this deck and want to follow along? Join in on the comments, I want to hear what you think of each card!

Lupus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Lupus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

I’m going through all 100 cards in the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, one by one with my own interpretation based on my intuition and notes from the deck creators in the book. I’ve had this deck for quite a while and have yet to dive in, so I’m using this as a way to get to know the deck. From what I have learned and noticed is that it really has it’s own system, not quite like the Rider-Waite or other systems I have found. This deck is a collaboration of 100 different artists through Light Grey Art Lab, it features constellations, planetary, and all things surrounding the universe.

LUPUS (9 of Air) ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Keywords: Secret Dealings – Rumors – Provocation

We all encounter trolls online, people in our lives that test us or challenge us, and those who just simply want to prove us wrong even when we are right. These people can make a big hiccup in our day that will drag on into the week and sometimes longer! Ignoring these encounters are often the best choice but sometimes we just need to confront them and call them out. Be the bigger person and put any rumors to rest, clear the air, and move on.

I’m drawn to the hand of the wolf in this card. It is a moment caught in transition, where a human is transformed into a wolf, almost like they are showing their true colors. If a person is just out for a thrill and wants to stir the pot for their own entertainment, it will be shown and they will be exposed.


I’m going through the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, find the other cards I talk about here! Got this deck and want to follow along? Join in on the comments, I want to hear what you think of each card!

Pegasus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Pegasus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

I’m going through all 100 cards in the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, one by one with my own interpretation based on my intuition and notes from the deck creators in the book. I’ve had this deck for quite a while and have yet to dive in, so I’m using this as a way to get to know the deck. From what I have learned and noticed is that it really has it’s own system, not quite like the Rider-Waite or other systems I have found. This deck is a collaboration of 100 different artists through Light Grey Art Lab, it features constellations, planetary, and all things surrounding the universe.

PEGASUS (Wheel of Fortune) ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Keywords: From Humble Beginnings to True Potential

Sometimes we are gifted with gratitude in the form of teaching, mentoring, and even just simple assistance. This is a card of giving back, extending your gratitude to another. If you have received some awesome free service, give back to someone else in return. This is much like “pay-it-forward” to me when I interpret this card. It doesn’t have to be in the form of money though, it can be in gestures and helping others. It reminds me of being taught something by someone for free and down the road I do the same for someone else who could use this help. This card is full of accepting the gratitude of others, giving gratitude, and passing it down.


I’m going through the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, find the other cards I talk about here! Got this deck and want to follow along? Join in on the comments, I want to hear what you think of each card!

Weekly Focus: Oct 24-30

Weekly Focus: Oct 24-30

Wow, I’m late this week! It’s been a long 4-day weekend over in my house (well, for my husband lol) so we have been busy with house stuff and in the garden. I decided to just enjoy the time and relax, so I didn’t do much tarot card throwing at all. I meant to post the weekly focus yesterday, like normal, but I got heavily distracted and decided to just wait till today so I could focus more. Let’s jump in, we still have nearly all of this week left!

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This morning I was drawn to using the Spirit Speak Tarot and the Iris Oracle, these decks work so beautifully together, one of my favorite pairing.

Theme (Soul) // Death of the Deceitful

Our theme this week is all about cutting cords and letting shit go! We are talking about digging deep into our closets and getting rid of the shadows we no longer wish to deal with, yet we drag along through life anyways. It’s all about clearing things out, both mentally and physically. Whether this relates to people in your life that are hindering and holding you back – negative thought patterns we have nagging at us daily – and emotionally ties to things and objects that are no longer in the picture. It’s time to just clean house whether people think your being harsh or not, remember that this is your life story and your the writer!

Focus (Mind) // Judgement

Wow, this card really resonates well with our theme this week! This card to me amplifies that it really is time to clear out what is not serving us anymore, more so than your regular releasing. Our focus for this clean out should be to feel refreshed, awaken, and new! We want that “just had the best morning coffee, ever!” feeling after we cut these cords that are holding us back. Have you had this kind of coffee before?! If you have, you know the feeling I’m talking about! It’s good… real good! Let this card be your motivation this week, what we can strive to be by the weekend… though, all this mental and emotional work may have us feeling like a zombie by the end of the week… I always see zombies when I look at this card, lol! So, if your feeling more like a zombie rather than fresh and new… you deserve some good rest and pat on your back!

Action (Body) // The Lovers

What ever you do this week, try not to do this alone or at least put a lot of love into what you are doing and feeling. Greet everything with compassion rather than fear, especially if you are cutting cords and clearing out the shadows. When we greet things with fear and anger, it really doesn’t help at all. It makes things worse, leaves us in a blah mood, and only feeds the fear even more. Some of the work you do this week could be better done with your partner, best friend, or close relative. If you are feeling like you need to pair up, do it! Call someone you know you can trust and that will help you in this process… not judge you or hold you back.

Sagitta + Indus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Sagitta + Indus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

I’m going through all 100 cards in the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, one by one with my own interpretation based on my intuition and notes from the deck creators in the book. I’ve had this deck for quite a while and have yet to dive in, so I’m using this as a way to get to know the deck. From what I have learned and noticed is that it really has it’s own system, not quite like the Rider-Waite or other systems I have found. This deck is a collaboration of 100 different artists through Light Grey Art Lab, it features constellations, planetary, and all things surrounding the universe.

SAGITTA + INDUS (6 of Fire) ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Keywords: Damage Taken to Defend Another

Be the warrior, be that person who takes a stand and defends not only those you love but what you love. This card is about taking action to protect and shield what you hold as sacred. This can also be standing up for yourself in a conversation when you feel attacked verbally. We come into contact with others who push their beliefs and opinions on us way too often – standing in line at the store, at work in the office, or even just over the phone. This is your message to take a stand and defend yourself. The arrows in this card are straight and sharp, so should your conduct, don’t bend your actions or soften your tact. This doesn’t mean you should  start throwing sharp objects!! It also doesn’t mean to be hateful, it’s aimed at taking a stand towards a bully or someone/something that pushes themselves into your life negatively or is hurtful unwanted behavior. I can think of a few situations where I didn’t hold my ground and fight back, so I know this card also urges us to be courageous and use inner strength.

The person depicted in this card seems to be a Native American holding a flag and tomahawk as they face the arrows being shot at them. They have several arrows piercing their arm, yet they are still standing strong and facing those attacking. We may face getting injured or emotionally hurt while taking a stand at what threatens us, but this is a small sacrifice to take. You can’t always go into an argument and not expect to get verbally bruised. As silly as this is, this children’s rhyme comes to mind when looking at this card:

Sticks and stones may break my bones

but names will never hurt me.

A note on the cosmos associated with this card, Sagitta and Indus. Sagitta is the constellation of the arrow while Indus is normally associated as a proud man with arrows in both hands, depicted usually as a Native American. Both constellations are far away from each other but are related in symbolism here. I think they collaborate well in this card and have a powerful message.


I’m going through the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, find the other cards I talk about here! Got this deck and want to follow along? Join in on the comments, I want to hear what you think of each card!

Cygnus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Cygnus ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

I’m going through all 100 cards in the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, one by one with my own interpretation based on my intuition and notes from the deck creators in the book. I’ve had this deck for quite a while and have yet to dive in, so I’m using this as a way to get to know the deck. From what I have learned and noticed is that it really has it’s own system, not quite like the Rider-Waite or other systems I have found. This deck is a collaboration of 100 different artists through Light Grey Art Lab, it features constellations, planetary, and all things surrounding the universe.

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CYGNUS (5 of Fire) ● Cosmos Tarot & Oracle

Keywords: Keeping Up Appearances – Tactical Finesse

It can be difficult to keep it together and look at ease, yet also try to put your foot down and lay down the rules. I think some of us do this well, while others crumble under the pressure. This card tells me to breath, to take a moment to collect myself before turning into the Tower and losing my shit. Being able to keep your cool in rocky situations is a challenge in itself but one that offers a lot of respect.

I’m really drawn to the fierceness of the swan. Normally you see a swan as graceful and delicate while it swims softly through the water, but this swan is out for blood. I feel it is protecting something, it’s like it was finally pushed over the edge… but the swan is being a bad ass! It is showing control and dominance, in yet a graceful tact. This is a swan you don’t want to mess with and would like on your side. I feel like it would take a lot for the swan to be pushed to this state so it must be over something dear to them, perhaps it’s cygnets (babies). 

This card is associated with the Cygnus constellation, which is known as the swan constellation. In Latin, Cygnus means “the swan”. This constellation is associated with the Greek mythology of Zeus and Leda, read more on this constellation here.


I’m going through the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck, find the other cards I talk about here! Got this deck and want to follow along? Join in on the comments, I want to hear what you think of each card!

100 Cards of Cosmos

100 Cards of Cosmos

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Back in June I got my hands on the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck… for the second time after letting go my first copy, which I instantly regretted. I vowed that I would do a deep study with this deck… but ended up getting distracted (probably by another deck arrival) and never started up the study. This deck has been sitting comfortably on my shelf with my many other decks. I was recently inspired by Anna from Lady Lionheart Tarot who is doing a “#100DaysofCosmos” on her Instagram – as well as inspiration from Carrie Mallon and her The Wild Unknown card posts over on her blog (they are excellent)! I’ve been wanting to dive into this deck for months and I think this will be a fun way of doing it!

So, I’m planning on doing a daily draw with this deck on my Instagram and then talk about a few cards each week on the blog (will most likely double up on days or post a few days each week). I don’t want to cram all the cards in but I also don’t want these posts to drag out too long since I tend to lose interest quite easily and there are 100 cards total.

My goal with each blog post is to note the keywords associated with the card given from the book (they are also listed on all the cards), as well as my personal interpretation of each card using my intuition and the info given in the book. I will also try to note on the planetary or constellation associated with each card.

I started a page on the blog where I will list all the cards to this deck so you can find them quick and go right to the post I do. Since I’m going card by card, I will add the link to each card as I go. I’m pulling them at random so they won’t be in order.

I’m going to try to not put a lot of pressure on myself for these posts, but to make them more fun and relaxed. If I miss a week or two, no worries! If you have this deck and want to follow along, please do! Feel free to post your interpretations in the comments, I would love to hear from you guys!

Weekly Focus: Oct 17-23

Weekly Focus: Oct 17-23

I hope everyone had a great Full Moon, it was gorgeous! This week I’m using a new deck that arrived on Friday, it’s the Wanderer’s Tarot. I received this deck from the deck creator, Casey Zabala, and I adore it! I’ll be doing a deck interview reading this week with it but so far it’s been reading beautifully, I’m glad to have this deck in my collection.

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Theme (Soul) // The Hanged Man

Kicking off this week with some Major’s showing up! I really feel the theme this week is all about a different approach to what we normally do. If something isn’t working, look at it from a different angle or simply take a break for a bit so you can refocus. This is something I do often when nothing seems to work how I want it to, I step away and come back to it with different ideas. We may need to do this if we plan on getting some work completed this week!

Focus (Mind) // Judgement

Rejuvenated is the word that keeps coming to mind. Our focus this week is all about opening our eyes with a fresh perspective, this echoes The Hanged Man big time. New perspective will offer a fresh outlook and point of view, it will change us for the good. We are feeling alive this week and reborn. Focus on seeing things in new light and starting over, not necessarily like a clean slate but more of just going in a different direction that leaves you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Judgement to me is all about coming to realization and rising up from situations that were holding us down.

Action (Body) // 10 of Stones

Stacking things up and adding to your load, in a good way! We are tackling lists this week and moving on up the ladder. This card is normally seen as the 10 of Pentacles in a standard deck and is a card of wealth and stability. My attention is brought to the stacked stones, they look stable and secure. This is our source of action this week, getting things done so we can feel more secure through the week. If that means taking on a few extra tasks, go for it! Whatever you can do to end the week on top is key here.