Full Moon in Cancer – January 1 2018

With the first full Moon of the year landing smack on the first day of the year, I just had to take this opportunity to write about how I honored the Moon. I would like to do a post on each Full Moon and New Moon, but we’ll see. I don’t always pull cards for each Moon or cycle but I set intentions overall for 2018 to really deepen my relationship with the Moon. The Moon is a major focal point in my own practice, even if I don’t pull cards or set intentions for each Moon, I do send Her my gratitude daily and honor Her often.

The Full Moon in Cancer is a strong one, it also happened to be a Super Moon! I decided to do a small intention setting ritual for self love, following the suggestion in the Many Moons workbook by Gottess. I tried to do this last night but I’ve been feeling under the weather the past few days, I did pull cards last night though. I did my self love ritual this morning in my office/studio, which I share below.

The tarot reading I did from the Many Moons workbook was awesome, it was a new-to-me spread and I enjoyed using it. I chose to use the Next World Tarot deck and my Spirit Speak Tarot. I’ll be doing a review and deck interview for the Next World Tarot soon, I want to get to know it first a bit first more intimately and really take my sweet time with this deck to soak up every inch of it. Every reading I’ve done for myself with it so far has been amazingly spot on, to the point where I swear it knows how to use my MacBook and Googles me in the night while I sleep, lol!

Ok, on to my Full Moon in Cancer reading. This was a personal reading I did for myself that I’m sharing, you can do your own reading from this post that Sarah so graciously shared on her blog (this is the same one in the Many Moons workbook).


What is this Full Moon bringing to me that I can work with; what are the gifts?


Continue to walk the path that I align with the most, regardless of the nay-sayers who feel otherwise. We all have our differences and we all have our own beliefs, it’s important that I embrace my own truths despite others who may look down on it or think otherwise. I don’t need to be a part of that crowd. Even if I walk my path alone, I will still not be walking solo, there are many who want to fight back and find their place in the world just like me. I know that living my own authentic truth is one of the biggest gift I can give to myself. My card for 2018 is JUSTICE and already I feel that I am understanding just what that means, and it’s only two days into the new year. This should be an interesting year for sure!


What do my desires wish to tell me about the work involved?


The work involved is not for the weak, it is filled with passion and fire as we see in the Page of Wands. It’s a creative expression to go against the stream. In this card I see a young person standing their ground with their visions spread in front of them as represented in photographs. This card tells me that I need to stay true to the visions I hold so deeply, some may not see eye-to-eye with me but they will eventually understand. I often start something and then put it away because I don’t think anyone will like this… I need to remember that I’m not creating it for them, I’m creating it for me. Someone out there will enjoy what I do and understand it, not everyone… and that’s ok!


What does my heart need, what does it wish to tell me? 


My heart wishes to tell me that I need to find enjoyment in everything I do, especially when it comes to connecting with others. I’m a super shy introvert, so when I socialize with others (especially in person) I tend to come off as either a massive bitch or very shallow… when really, I’m just trying to figure out what words to say without making me look like a major weirdo. I get tongue tied very easily, one reason I freeze up when asked for a tarot reading in person! This card is urging me to jump in and just be myself, take in the surroundings that I’m in and let fear reside. When it comes down to it, I just need to be myself and not worry so much about what others think of me… chances are, they are too busy wondering what I think of them. Life is too short to hide who I am, being weird is more fun anyways!


What must I release in the next few weeks in order to gain more intimacy with my goals?


I can’t do it all and I need to realize that! I tend to over do it or take on far too much… that presented itself yesterday when I went through my stack of planners and lists on what I “need” to do each day, all because I wanted to create new habits for 2018. Let’s just say it ended with much confusion and I burned myself out fast with the “do this in the morning, do this after I draw a card, write down this at night, look up this every morning, move this into this planner, etc”… you get the idea! Some things I will keep and will change as I move through this year, other things already went to the trash, haha! The 10 of Wands is telling me enough already, either push through it, ask for help, or lighten my load. Simple as that!

Early this morning I did a self-love ritual and had an unplanned urge to pull an oracle card after I was done. I ended up reaching for my Åkta Späman Podcast Oracle deck to pull from, this deck seems to suit self-love pretty well, it’s very raw and upfront. The message was beyond perfect:


New Moon in Libra Reading

Today I decided to share a reading I did for myself using Ethony’s New Moon in Libra spread. I normally pull a few cards for the New Moon and Full Moon, but this morning I just felt like trying out a fun spread and I thought I would post it on the blog!

I’m using the Circo Tarot, one of my favorites – not to mention it’s fun to shuffle, I just love the flexibility of the cards!

1. How can I bring more balance to my interpersonal life? 9 of Cups

In order to create a balance in my own social circle, I need to work on myself first. Self care and self love is important if you want to create this balance… without it, you are way off balance. You need to take in as much as you give out or you will drain your cups, both emotionally and spiritually.

2. How can I bring more balance into my professional (tarot) life? 5 of Wands

Participate and get more involved with likeminded people. This is a struggle for me always, I’m very much an introvert and always worry how others perceive me since I tend to struggle with words and getting them out right… I’m working on it! I know I’m not alone in this, as this card is suggesting. One thing that comes to mind when I think of this card and question: tarot challenges!! I need to get more involved in the tarot community and participate more!

3. How can I create more of the work I love in the world? The World

Hah, how literal can you be Tarot?! The World, that made me laugh. In order to create more of the work I love (which is tarot, writing, and art), I need to see the bigger picture, set new goals, and expand. I need to let my work reach others in different places and make it more accessible to others. This card really has my brain jogging, I have much to journal about and brainstorm here!

4. Where in my life am I being asked to negotiate? Page of Knives

I need better aim, and to get better aim, I need to slow down and focus my energy more. I will admit, I’m very scattered in everything I do. One second I’m doing “this” and the next I’m doing “that”. I need to direct my energy more precisely and actually follow through on the goals I set for myself.

5. Where in my life am I being asked to re-negotiate? The Chariot

Take control and go down a new road – the road you are on is ok but not the best route to take. A new route will still get you to where you want to go, it will just allow you to see more and do more. My husband and I have been wanting to sell our house and move. We are both unsure of where to move, but we know one thing… we need to move. We need to move because we feel it in our hearts that where we live now is not where we should be. We love our home, it’s great but we just crave new adventures and a change of scenery. This card is suggesting to me that I need to take a better look at the direction that I’m going in and what fuel I need to use in order to get me there.

New Moon in Virgo


It’s September 1st and the first new moon of the month, I can already feel that this will be an intense month. Even just today it’s been a mix of frustation – tears – laughing… all for no reason, that alone is frustrating!

This morning I sat down in my studio with my Many Moons workbook and a few decks of cards to do a new moon reading for myself. I am planning to spend this evening going over it and my notes that I already took, for now I’m leaving the spread on my table to soak in the new moon vibes and mingle with the void.

I lit my new moon candle, smudged out my space and myself with my favorite stick of palo santo, and grounded till I couldn’t feel the ground anymore. It felt good. Really good.

Looking at that bottom row of major’s… Some intense shit is stirring in my realm right now – mind, body, and spirit. I love how the the Hermit mirrors the 4 of Swords, I get the hint… rest and retreat is needed during this time of the void. After a crazy morning, I think it’s time that I start taking that message to heart.

The Fool urges me to let my spirit wander – that feels really good. I won’t go too much in depth with this reading as it was quite personal, but there were some hidden gems in there that will have me filling my journal pages later today.

My intentions for September are to simply explore, embrace, and go with the flow. I’m not going to push anything this month that doesn’t feel right, I’m going to listen to my intuition and stick with it. I want to expand my studies and get even more deep within the cards. I have a few new decks on the way to me in the new week or two, some that sparked my curiosity and one that gives me butterflies just thinking about it.

The Autumn Equinox is right around the corner and even though I don’t physically feel the season change, I can feel it within me… I can feel things slowly dyeing and retreating, the leaves on our trees have stopped growing and producing. Not yet falling off but still clinging on to that warmth and hope that the sun stays bright… don’t worry leaves, the sun is here for a little bit longer! I’m slowly creating my own wheel of the year, I was inspired by The Chaos Witch. One thing I have noticed is that the lizards on our wall are still out to play, so I’m watching them closely to see when they stop showing up. I’m also watching the weather closely, we are still in the middle of monsoons so I’m keeping an eye on those to see when they dry up. I want to know what fall is like for me here in my local area, I’ve never paid much attention to it like I am now. I feel like a scientist, picking apart every aspect of nature that I come across, looking for signs of fall everywhere I look.

I feel like I’m starting to ramble on this post, so I’ll leave it here. Happy new moon and happy September!

Full Moon Recap

This was the first Full Moon or Esbat that I really engaged in and planned for, other than just leaving my stones out and pull a tarot card or two. My WomanMagick sisters and I did some distance work together, I made a jar of Moon water charged with the help of clear quartz and a skeleton key, and I did do a 3 card tarot reading for myself. Not only was it a fantastic esbat, but my moontime came this morning, so it’s the first time I’ve cycled with the moon and it feels awesome.

Last night after I finished my distance work (I call it an Energy Matrix when connecting with others for one purpose), when I walked away I felt like my heart chakra was exploding out of my chest (in a good way). Normally when I do tarot readings for others, I get a very pressure like feeling in my chest and gut when I feel I’ve connected to that person, or when my intuition tells me to pull a certain card. This is how I know I am connected and really engaged in a reading, this is also why I can’t do readings at times… if I don’t feel that sensation when doing a reading, I will immediately stop and put my cards away till later. I may touch base with this in another post though, it can be a wordy lol! So last night when I got that feeling intensely (I would say it felt 10x stronger last night), I knew I had made a fantastic connection! It was a great reassurance that my energy was sent and received.


Later on, I reflected on the reading I did for myself and noticed something huge! I was using the Connected & Free Oracle, my first card was “what to release”… and it was the Heart card. When I first pulled my cards, I was a bit thrown off when I saw the Heart pop up, then when I thought back to the Energy Matrix, it all made sense. I release some of my heart chakra energy last night to our sister in the group! It was a great affirmation to se that card show up and to know that I truly felt that card. My other two cards were “what to keep” and “what to focus on till the New Moon”. It was a great reading for myself, I may use this deck more often for my esbats.


I did leave out some moon water and charged it with one of my larger clear quartz, a skeleton key, and some of the flower petals that fell off from when I did the Energy Matrix. I plan on using the water for my plants in the kitchen! The petals were made into a mini mandala surrounding the key. The key was a last minute thing, I saw it on the windowsill and my intuition guided me to use it for the moon water, I see this as opening up the many possibilities to come for the plants, whether they are to aid in cooking, medicine or just my practice.



Along with everything, I still left out some of my sacred tools and items to bathe under the moon. I’m going to be working with a few decks this cycle: Homestuck Tarot, Collective Tarot, Connected & Free Oracle, and my RWS. I also left out some stones that I work with regularly, my wooden crystal grid board, some candles, and other items.



This moon was truly gorgeous last night, I watched her rise while we were loading the car after a grocery store run. She was glowing with a tint of yellow as she stood slightly above the horizon. Then as the dark creeped over the sky, I saw her peek through the clouds. It was a bit stormy last night, but I don’t think it rained. Mostly windy and some scattered thunder and lightening. Got to love a full moon on a stormy night.

The Moon is my Compass

Moon Mapping – Natal Charting – Astrology

I have been studying moon mapping and astrology for a couple months now and migrate it into my morning routine. I wake up, do yoga, sometimes meditate, then I’ll check to see which of my houses the moon resides. I’ll usually check to see if any planets are also resting in the house, then do my daily tarot, whether it’s a single card for studying or a mini spread for the day.  Everyone’s moon house will be different! If you are curious about moon mapping, houses, and learning about how to track your own natal chart, I highly recommend The Way of the Moon Journey by KV of Aquarius Nation! I’ve been using that book for a while now and it has taught me so much! It really helps you plan out the moon cycle according to your life, so you see road bumps coming ahead of time and can better prepare for them.

Since my daily card study has turned into my single card posts on the blog,  I’ve started adding my moon info to those posts (example: Waxing Moon in Libra // 4th House // Pluto, Saturn, Moon). So in case you have noticed that and were wondering what it all meant. I like to keep this info noted so that if I return to a card or reading I can see where the moon was on my chart, what planets were in that house, etc. So as you can see, my 4th house contains three planets for myself!

Some other tools I use to track my personal moon map:

  • iPhemeris Apple only I think, this is a bit pricey but it was exactly what I was looking for when looking up the daily moon degree and minute. I only use the iPhone app, would love to have the desktop version in the future!
  • Deluxe Moon It is for both iPhone and Android, as well as an online site! This is another go-to for me.
  • The Way of the Moon Journey book, bought here at Aquarius Nation. I also have the record book!

Also, be sure to check out Learn Astrology: Astro DIY on Little Red Tarot!

Full Moon in Taurus

Happy Full Moon everyone!

Today’s moon is in Taurus and is known by many names such as the Beaver Moon, White Moon, Trading Moon, Dark MoonSnow Moon, and a few others. The November moon is all about nourishment, earthy grounding, honoring, taking a well deserved break and tapping into our senses.

Self care can be a big focus during this time so be sure to take some time to indulge and pamper yourself today, then carry it on till the weekend. It’s ok, you have permission to relax and enjoy!

Also, this is a great Moon to work with if you are wanting things to stick well and grow! So make some magic tonight!


New Moon

Since my Lunar Flow course is starting today, I thought I would share my Moon altar with you all! I was instructed to set up a Moon altar for this course and being a huge lunar nut as is, I was thrilled to do this! The set up is not completely how I wanted but I’m happy with it, simple and sweet. We are working with amethyst for this course and a stone that we are drawn to… it’s a toss up for me since I’m highly drawn to the clear quartz yet love a few others. I keep big chunks of clear quartz everywhere, from next to my bed to in the kitchen. There is a meditation I will be doing this week that will help narrow in on the stone, so I’m curious which I will draw closer to since it may end up that I’m drawn to a completely different stone.

Hope everyone has a fantastic day and enjoys the New Moon! What are you bringing into your life this cycle?