Weekly Reading for Jan 22-28

It’s been a while since I posted a weekly reading! I’ve been pretty busy at the start of each week and pretty distracted on the weekends, then my father passed away last Monday… so, I didn’t think I would be posting it again this week but I’ve been crutching on my tarot cards like crazy lately and I just felt like pulling cards to see what may be stirring in the new week.

I’m slowly getting back into blogging. Grief is a very odd thing. Anytime someone passes away I ask myself “am I doing this right?”… the first few days after my father passed away were hard. I was going through the emotions of sadness, anger, and frustration. It’s been exactly a week today of his passing and I’m at a point now where I can focus on just good memories. I cry in between the pauses of my thoughts but always try to laugh or smile. I’ve always felt that “everything is a message, everything is a sign” but it’s been even more prominent in my life as of late. So many messages and synchronicities have been coming my way, some I feel are my Dad, while some feel like they are SHE calling me.

This morning a giant Raven caught my attention on the lamp post near my house, I almost didn’t go out this morning but something told me to… the Raven was the first thing to get my attention. This is the second Raven I’ve spotted in the past few weeks, you don’t see them often in my area, just crows, dove’s, and other typical birds. The Raven always stops me in my tracks and leaves me in awe, words can’t describe what I feel when I see a Raven in person. They are breathtaking.


For this week I’m using the Next World Tarot (no surprise there) and trying a new spread that has been working really well for me lately in other readings:

START / STOP / CONTINUE

I love this simple spread, it cuts through B.S. and gets right to the point. Since I do daily tarot pulls for the day ahead every morning, I just felt like I need something else for the week ahead readings. Does that make sense? I hope you enjoy the reading and have a great week!

START // 7 of Coins

If you have been waiting for a sign to move from draft to creation, here it is! The 7 of Coins asks you to get busy this week and turn your visions into creation. Birth something from the heart this week. It’s important that you align your visions with your work, trust me, it shows! When you take your passion out of the art and work you do it reflects back to you in more ways than you would think, so take this time to realign with what you do if you feel like you have strayed.

STOP // Knight of Cups

It’s time to stop putting your heart in front of those who clearly don’t care. It’s great that you want to help everyone or be closer to others but sometimes it’s just a dead end and you need to step back. It’s hard, but it will save you a lot of heartache down the road. This card reminds me of a waiter that just keeps refilling your cup over and over again, even if you don’t want a refill. You normally just smile and say thank you with every pour, pretending you’re thirsty. This week, take your hand and cover the cup. You don’t need a refill and you don’t need to keep refilling the cups of others. Let them fill up their own damn cup for a change and focus on your own.

CONTINUE // Revolution

While more commonly known as the Tower, the message pulls through just the same. Much may be falling down in your life or around you in heaps, but it does not define you. Continue to hold on to your truths and the foundation beneath your feet, everything else can be rebuilt or replaced. It’s a tender time and a lot of us are very vulnerable. We must take care of one another! We all have our own battles and struggles but remember, we don’t have to face them alone. Your voice can still be heard so keep speaking up and shouting your truth, destruction may try to pull you down but it will never win if you remain stronger. Continue to hold one another, support one another, and raise your fist in resistance. Whatever wants to crumble, let it crumble…

Weekly Reading Jan 1 – 7

Woohoo! Hello, 2018! I didn’t think I was going to have this post up today since I woke up under the weather this morning. Go figure, I haven’t been sick for months and months (in fact most of 2017) and I wake up sick on the first day of the year, lol! Maybe the Universe is trying to tell me to slow down.

Anyways, let’s check out what is in store for us this week! I’m using the Next World Tarot for a quick tap into the energy going on this week.

6 OF CUPS
Some memories can leave you feeling like you have known someone for a long time, it’s that bond that has no bounds. This card suggests that reliving the positive aspects (and people) of your past may be apparent this week in how you take the first steps forward. We can learn a lot from dwelling in nostalgia. Life is a spiral, we’ll often reach a point in our life many times over but we are never the same person twice. You may feel like you’ve hit the same wall, again and again, but trust that you haven’t. You’ve grown since the last time you were at this wall. Try to find the bridge between the past and present that can help you better prepare for what is to come.

5 of COINS
Not exactly the card I would like to show up at the beginning of the year but it can be a truth we all may face. With the holidays over and our not-so-frugal spending, it’s time to tighten up the reigns a bit on our cold hard cash. We can’t be on holiday 24/7… unless your Beyonce or someone, right? The 5 of Coins is letting us know that what we are facing is only temporary this week and it will pass. Watch your spending and count your pennies a little more than usual, perhaps even try to give yourself a buffer if you can. Most of all, just slow down a bit when it comes to purchases and whipping your wallet out… I wish I pulled these cards before I went on an Etsy splurge earlier today, haha! I will say, I have zero regrets on what I bought!

THE MOON
While typing this, I’m sitting under my window in the presence of a Full Moon in Cancer. I feel so much like this person in the card as I get ready to prepare a full moon ritual and tarot reading in the next few hours (which I will recap on the blog tomorrow). The Moon is here to remind us to listen to our deeper truths this week, pay close attention to what is pulling at us and luring us in. TRUST YOUR INTUITION! Take a moment this week to step outside and gaze up at La Luna, soak in all her luminescent rays and set your intentions this week. The Moon is often a card of deep illusion and uncertainty, but I feel that we can actually see more clearly if we just let her guide us day to day.

Looking at these cards as a whole, it’s clear that while we may be uncertain about what may lie ahead in the days to come, we can bring our attention to what gives us the most insight and feeling of warmth that is our memories. Lean hard on what boosts your spirits if you are struggling this week and use the moon in the next full days to help release what is holding you back. I normally do release work a few days after the Full Moon (more so around the last quarter), so use this time to set intentions on what you wish to let go of in your life. The Moon is in the cards this week, she is calling us to trust her.

Weekly Reading Dec 25 – 31

Ok, so this is late and I debated on even posting at all today… but I really felt the cards were on point this week as we wrap up the last week of 2017 so I decided to post this anyways since there is still a lot left of the week! I got pretty swamped with family and Xmas things going on yesterday, I think a lot of us did too, haha!

This week I’m using two new decks – the Divina Tarot that I got for Xmas and the Strange Lands Oracle that I received on Friday! I’ll be working on a first glance review for both decks for the blog soon, I’m a little backed up with deck reviews, oop’s! I plan on posting the Heart & Hands Tarot review this week (finally) so keep an eye out for that!

Ok, let’s take a peek at the energies present this week (or what is left), as well as the general theme of the week.

10 of Wands

It’s no surprise that the 10 of Wands showed up, it was a busy start to the week for many of us and continues to be as we play catch up and start wrapping up the end of the year. This card is letting you know that you don’t have to do it all on your own, there are others around us who would love to help out even if it’s doing the simplest of tasks, you just have to ask. Don’t overload yourself, you’ve done enough already! If your stuck in the middle of something and can’t get the help you need, let it be known that what you are doing will be worth the effort you’re putting in. Anytime I have to do something hard or have a lot on on my plate, I try to think that this will soon be just a memory… it will be over before you know it! You got this!

The Star

Ahh, the Star, our beckon of hope and nod from the Universe. The Star is here in the middle of it all to let you know that you are being supported in everything and anything you do this week. Pour out all your wishes and dreams into your journal and start setting some intentions. These dreams can easily be made into reality, you just need to put them out there and make them visible! Create a brand spankin’ new vision board, set intentions with a small ritual (you don’t have to wait for the New Moon), or even just write down your intentions on paper and tape them to your bathroom mirror. Keep these intentions fresh in your mind and where you can see them every day! Whatever you decide to do, know that the Universe is giving you a high five!

Death

Could we get a more perfect card to embrace the energy of this final week in 2017?! Why yes, things are for sure ending! This card is here to remind us that what is leaving us this week is for a good reason, we don’t need to drag anything holding us back into the next week (and year). Cut the cords to that which bind us and slow us down, we are on to much better and brighter things if we could only lighten our load! I’m drawn to the direction that “death” is heading, they are clearing away everything in their path and moving towards the future. Be this gnarly reaper and get to work clearing the path to make space for what lies ahead… extra points if you wear a Grim Reaper costume while cleaning the house!

Nostalgia

Our theme this week is all about memories and I feel like this card is bitter sweet. It’s telling us to take some time this week to dive back into the past and remember the good over the bad. Hold tight to the positives and release the negatives. Let’s use this time to look over our bucket list and see what got done this year!


I hope everyone had a great holiday! Did you get a new deck for Xmas, let me know in the comments what you got!

Weekly Reading Nov 13 – 19

Does November feel like it’s going really fast? I feel like the last part of this year is just flying by! This week I’m using the Bonefire Tarot since I just can’t get enough of this deck – I love it! Let’s shuffle and take a look at the energies at play this week, shall we?

Alrighty then, what “fun” cards this week! ? After I pulled the three for the week, I was drawn to taking a peek at the bottom of the deck to see if there was any hidden advice or insight for us, I’m glad I did! the 2 of Coins was hiding and I’ll be talking about how this incorporates into our week!

Beginning of the week // 8 of Cups

We are kicking off the week working with the energy of the 8 of Cups. Any time this card shows up for me, it reminds me of embarking on a journey. Not a huge, life changing journey like the Fool, but more of a “lets see what else is out there” type of feel. We have a stack of 8 cups but one is missing, let’s go find it! What we are currently doing right now may not be working out the way we had hoped it would, so we may be called to move on and leave something behind. Something clearly isn’t working and we can feel it! We need to let it go and find what will work and put our energy towards that!

Middle of the week // 5 of Coins

After leaving the 8 of Cups, we are moving into a feeling of isolation or even a “I’ve been here before” type of energy. When I look at this card in the deck, I don’t get a the typical feeling like I do in say, the RWS – which is normally a feeling of scarcity or poverty… I get a more “solo” feel and a 5 of Cups vibe, it shows we may be feeling a bit sorry for ourselves… perhaps we’re even having buyers remorse! The girl in the card can easily go inside but it seems she has chosen to withdraw herself and stay outside in the snow – the door’s open, so it’s not like she is being locked out of the house or something, I get the feeling that this card suggests that we may be really hard on ourselves, don’t be! We all make mistakes… and mistakes can be fixed.

Before this card was the 8 of Cups and it shows someone moving on… now we find ourselves here, a place that I feel we may sense as very familiar. Trust me when I say that we are growing, despite feeling like we have set ourselves back. We may be in a place that feels very familiar, but we have changed and are not the same person we were when in this position before. Try to use this time to figure things out, journal, and even replay some past events in your mind to see if you may have missed something. There is a lesson hidden in this card for you to figure out!

End of the week // The Tower

Just like that, the Tower makes an appearance to end our week. After some much needed transitions and then feeling like we’ve hit a wall, we are greeted with the Tower. I like to think of the Tower this week as cleaning up some things that we really don’t want to face. It’s a huge broom coming for us and cleaning shit up! It may not be fun, it may be a bit messy, but it will be necessary and you will thank it later. No one really loves to see the Tower show up, especially when it’s on a weekend, right?! Hold on tight and enjoy the ride!

Going with the 2 of Coins that was on the bottom of the deck, this will be our crutch this week – our medicine, our advice to keep us on our feet so that we don’t get swept up when the Tower comes to town! This card urges us to keep in check with how we balance out our life this week. It could be a juggle that is difficult but it’s something we can all handle, despite you having some doubt. We can dwell on any bumps we feel this week or we can learn from them! Keep your priorities in check and don’t weigh yourself down too much in one area of your life – like too much work or too much play. Take on only what you can chew and spit out the rest!

Weekly Reading Nov 6 – 12

New week, new cards! This week I’m using the Light Grey Tarot, it’s one of my very first decks that got me started with tarot! Last night I spent some time with this deck and put the cards back in original order so I could go through the deck with fresh eyes. I’ve had this deck for about 5 years and it has taken quite a beating over the years but still reads well for me and I love it.

I mentioned last week that I would be switching up the weekly reading a bit (again) and I am doing just that. I’m reverting back to my older spread for the weekly reading. A 3-card: beginning, middle, and end. I pulled an extra card from the Vicky Filiault Tarot for our theme or lesson this week!

Bring on the new week!


Lesson this week // Empress

Our lesson and theme for the week is coming from the Empress. This is an energy that’s all about natural rhythms and flow, allowing things to come to fruition on their own terms under the caring wing of the Empress. Often times for me, the Empress represents a time to focus on self care. Other times, she reminds me to take delicate care of what I hold dear to me and give it the best possible start it can… much like a child, we want the best for our children so we strive to get them on the right foot. Add that tender touch to what you are working on this week.

Beginning of the week // 2 of Cups

Starting our week we are greeted with the 2 of Cups. This is often dubbed as a card pertaining to partnerships, devoted friendships, and intimate connections. We are being asked to be kind in the relationships we have towards others right now, especially towards those who are closest to us. It’s much easier that we get along with others in order to get things done with less stress. This isn’t a time for arguing or competition here, no one wants to kick off a new week like that, right? Harmony, people! Work in harmony with one another, it’ll only help set the mood for the week with a good start.

Middle of the week // The Chariot

By midweek, we may see a big boost in our day, a little zest in our step. I’ll take an extra shot of espresso, please! Use this energy to the fullest to carry you through till Friday and beyond into the weekend! Remember this, whatever lands in your lap this week is handed to you for a reason, despite if you think that you can’t handle it… the Chariot knows you can! It’s all about taking a deep breath and putting on your game face to move forward in confidence and trust. Whatever you do, do it knowing that you’re awesome and capable of anything!

End of the week // 7 of Cups

Whenever I see this card show up, I ask myself this: Am I focusing on what I need or what I want? It’s all about priorities and being responsible in what we choose to do. Often times something sounds too good to be true, and guess what? Chances are it is to good to be true. Things will taunt us and pull us in all kinds of directions, it’s up to you to stay focused and on track. By the end of the week, be sure you stay on track with what you truly desire and don’t let all that is “shiny and new” sway you otherwise!

Stay tuned on Friday! I’ll be testing out a “pick your card” for some weekend guidance!

Weekly Reading Oct 23 – 29

As you may have noticed, I didn’t post the weekly reading last week. I just really wasn’t feeling it and decided to just take a break from the weekly reading… but I’m back this week for with our cards for the new week!

This week I was drawn to use the Rider Waite Smith tarot deck, a nice classic. I’ve been resorting back to traditional decks more and more lately. We went out of town on Friday to Saturday for our 10 year anniversary and I brought my RWS deck with me. It just felt really good, like an old friend. I go on kicks where I love to use one deck for a few weeks, then switch it up and use another.

Along with the RWS tarot, I’m using a card from Creatures of the Moon Oracle as “our theme” this week.

In a hurry? This week is all about growth and allowing ourselves to shed some skin! Don’t hold yourself back by putting on blinders, but go with the flow. Also, it’s ok to set some boundaries this week as we allow ourselves to transition into new waters this week!

Theme this Week | Metamorphosis

Ch-ch-changes! We are going through some big changes in our life this week. Some not as big as others, but I feel it! Since getting back home from our mini vacation I have felt some shifts going on. One thing I found interesting is that this card is associated with the New Moon! The New Moon that was with us last week was a pretty heavy one, I could feel the weight of it and I’ve heard from some others that it really lingered in the air. This week, we are being asked to bring our attention to transitions and new growth – this is New Moon magic still in play right now, so take advantage of it big time!

Where will this change take place in our life? No idea, only you can answer that one. I know for me, I’ve been feeling some shifts going on and to be honest, I can’t quite put my finger on it. I’m just opening myself up to the Universe and allowing things to flow naturally. I would say doing just this would be good medicine for anyone!

Actions to take | 8 of Swords + 7 of Wands

Going along with our theme of the week, Metamorphosis, we are greeted with some actions to take. The first action is coming from the 8 of Swords… take off the blind fold and look around! You can’t hide right now. I know changes and growth can be a bit intimidating and scary since we are moving into unknown territory, but trust in the process by letting go and give into the changes going on. Mental blockages will only hinder our growth going on right now. If you put yourself in a cage, you will outgrow the cage and become very uncomfortable. It’s much easier to open yourself up to yourself when things like this happen, and to give yourself some space.

Another action to take this week is coming from the 7 of Wands… keep going, don’t back down! Take a stand for yourself this week and don’t back down to anyone. You are in charge this week so go full force! This card makes me think about creating boundaries and some temporary walls to put up – not ones to keep you in. We don’t have to close ourself off like in the 8 of Swords, but just a wall to keep others from bothering you. While going through growth and transitions, I always like to keep my distance from others… not because I don’t want to be around others, but I just want space to think.

Don’t hold yourself back. Instead, fight back!

Possible struggle this week | 3 0f Coins

I mentioned above that creating some boundaries this week is a good idea. Going along with the 3 of Coins, putting up this “wall” could be the very thing that may help us this week… keeping others at a distance. The 3 of Coins suggests that we may struggle with participating as a group, it’s all about going solo or stick with more intimate, smaller groups this week. If you must mingle with a larger group or social circle, just play it cool and stay relaxed.

Don’t stress if you are finding yourself frustrated when working with others, just find a way to collaborate that doesn’t involve you wanting to pull your hair out! It’s ok to be the note taker or the listener in the group in order to keep your own sanity, I do it often! Find a way to make things work that aligns with your intentions this week.

Weekly Reading Oct 9 – 15

It seems like October is flying by, at least for me. Not sure I like that, October is one of my favorite months but I’m glad our hot heat is slowly going away, we only hit the 100’s a few times last week and I think we are out of the 100’s now for good till next summer – yay! I’m really crossing my fingers for some deck mail this week, I have two decks on order and one shipped yesterday but I doubt it will arrive this week since it’s coming from Canada… but every time I have something coming from Canada it arrives in like 3-4 days, it shocks me every time! Sadly, there is no tracking to follow so I’ll be living on the edge of my seat all week asking myself “is it here today?!” lol!

Since I loved how the reading flowed last week on the weekly reading, I decided to use the same “spread” again for this week. I wish everyone a fantastic week ahead, enjoy!

Decks Used: The Portland Tarot + Spirit Speak

In a hurry? This week is all about getting things done, one thing at a time, to give us a sense of accomplishment! Beware of any compulsions forming, this can happen when we fix ourselves too tightly to a goal or focus.

Energy present this week | Judgement

Love the energy in this card, we have a runner who just crossed the finish line in a race and they are proud! I did my first half marathon race in January this year so I can really relate to the energy of the woman in this card. It’s all about proving to yourself that you can do it! You can overcome and do it if you believe in yourself and trust yourself. The energy of the week is surrounded by believing in what you are truly capable of, be honest and open to your higher self. Take charge and get things done!

Actions to take | 8 of Coins + Ace of Coins

The hard work and dedication you put in this week will be rewarding, you get out what you put in so make it count! Set your goals high and keep them present this week. Try to focus on one thing at a time, even the smallest task will feel like a huge accomplishment! Over the weekend I tackled the dishes that were haunting me… after they were done, I felt like Wonder Woman lol! So really, the smallest things can lead to the biggest results.

Keep an eye out for any unique opportunities, something may present itself to you or will lead you into something that will. Again though, keep your focus centered on one thing at a time, don’t crowd yourself this week. Looking at this Ace of Coins, I would start at what is highest on your list, something that will make the most impact on your week ahead. It’s all about making it easier on yourself, so “eat the toad” (meaning, do the task you don’t want to do first to get it out of the way).

Possible struggle this week | King of Wands

When we are so fixated on a goal, reward, or even just something that is in our radar, we can be consumed by it. We hold this so high up in the air that it becomes an infatuation, not a good one either. Doing this is like putting on blinders so that we can’t see anything else but that one thing, we miss out on a lot this way. This may come into play this week so keep your eyes open so that you can spot this little obsession forming and put a stop to it before it dominates you. It’s all about detachment, when we strip away this “compulsion” it comes to us easier and more naturally.

Weekly Reading Oct 2 – 8

A new week has begun! I’m trying out a new reading spread for the week ahead, I feel like I’ve been switching things up every week but I’m trying to find a comfort spot with my weekly readings. I’m currently reading the book Kitchen Table Tarot by Melissa Cynova and she talks about being true to yourself and true to your reading style, this spoke volumes to me! One thing I strive for with my tarot practice is to let my own style shine and be my own, but I do have days where I feel like I just got a tarot deck that morning and I stare at the cards going “wtf?!”… I’m sure many readers can relate to this big time! Ok, I think I’m rambling on and on, oop’s!

Anyways, I’m using the Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck with the Spirit Speak tarot, I’m loving this deck pair lately!

In a hurry? This week is all about harnessing that strength and courage to make some big changes! We need to keep our focus and goals illuminated, put on our game face and push forward to grab them despite any blocks that may be present as you go about this week.

Energy present this week | Corona Australis (4 of  Earth)

Woah, Godzilla, calm down… or better yet, use that strength! Based on the cards this week I’m feeling we may need all that pent up energy to help us move through this week and make shit happen. This monster of a card is suggesting that there’s some change happening and we are the ones in the drivers seat manifesting this change. If you have a goal in mind this week, use your fear as fuel and make it work for you. Face what you fear, look it in the eye, and take back control! This will be a week of dedicated focus in pursuing what we set out to do and it’s going to take some hefty balls ovaries! Harness this Godzilla energy for the week and push through any barriers you feel that are trying to hold you back. RAWWRR!

Actions to take | The Sun + The Chariot

Two Majors showed up for the week, this is indeed some heavy magic at play – Godzilla wasn’t kidding! When you look at your goals for the week, keep them in view and illuminate them. Write them down and put them somewhere where you can see them daily. The Sun is suggesting that we keep a positive mindset and keep your eye on the “prize”, there is a lot of potential success this week if you keep a clear head and visualize what success means to you. Set some intentions today and make that list!

The Chariot says you are in control and you are the driving force in your part of the world this week. Goals should excite you and scare the hell out of you, but you are capable and you know it. When I see the Chariot pop up, it’s a reminder that even though we may be nervous and have much doubt, but we need to put on our game face and take the reigns. Nothing is going to happen if we sit int he backseat and hope the other driver takes us where we want to go, if we want to go somewhere then we need to make it happen. If there is will, there is a way!

Struggle this week | 7 of Wands

It seems anytime we set out to accomplish something, a block of some kind always pops up, am I right? Don’t let anything stop you, keep pushing through. If you need to, find another way around this blockage to get to where you want to go. The hand in this card isn’t giving up, they’re persevering and holding their stance no matter what is trying to stop them. Keep this card in mind this week and be this hand, take a stand for yourself and don’t back down. Again, I’ll bring Godzilla into this… do you think he’s going to step back? No way, he’s going to crush what’s trying to stop him! Even if you don’t reach a goal that you set out to get, it’s ok. If you give it your all, then you know you tried your best. Dust yourself off and start again… don’t give up.

Weekly Reading: Sept 25 – Oct 1

I’ve been really grabbing for my Cosmos Tarot & Oracle deck this weekend so I decided to use it for me weekly reading today! I keep both of these decks together in one large deck, it makes for some great readings and I love seeing when an oracle card shows up. A while back, I started a deck study with this deck but only made it several cards in, you can find the master list of the cards here. I would love to pick this study back up but I am so scattered these days so I’m not sure I will be able to stick with it lol! I tend to dive all in then jump right back out, I’m learning that I tend to sway easily and need to pencil things in more and more. We will see, maybe I could dive into a card or two each week! I have some other deck studies I’ve been wanting to do, one was the Slow Holler Tarot that I also started a while back. I started that and abandoned that project after a few cards in. I think I just get so distracted, so easily… on that note, on to this weeks reading!

(Deck Used: Cosmos Tarot & Oracle)

In a hurry? This week is all about nurturing what we feel is the most important to us, but not letting it out into the world just yet. Also, keep it cool with your actions and words, let things play out and see what happens. We don’t always need to control everything, even if you’re a control freak like I am. Find some time to unwind as the week comes to a close, it’s good medicine for your mind, body, and soul!

The theme of the week is nurture! The card pulled was Fornax (2 of Fire). This card links closely to the 2 of Wands, I still feel it has its own identity. We have a spirit rising high in the sky holding dear to what she treasures. It suggests to me that we need to keep a tight hold on to what we hold important, keep these items, ideas, and things close to us. They are not ready to be sent out into the world just yet… much like the 2 of Wands, it’s about planning and preparing.

Before jumping into the weekly cards, I love how all the cards showed up as courts (minus the theme)! Sometimes court cards come to me as people in our life or hats we need to wear. This week, I’m drawn to the courts being attitudes and “hats” we need to put on to navigate the week.

To kick off the week we are greeted with Pyxis (Page of Fire). This card is kicking off our week and reflects the feeling I got from the theme card, Fornax. Planning and preparing, but I also feel this card is suggesting that we need to let our own personal compass take the lead this week. Don’t be afraid to go where you are being intuitively pulled, let any messages or signs you feel or see lead you. If your finding it difficult to start the week, go within and just listen. When we allow everyone else to tell us what to do and where to go, we often forget to listen to ourselves. We need to pay attention to our own internal needs, so listen up!

Moving to the middle of the week we are greeted by Piscis Austrinus + Volans (Page of Air). This card has such a calm feeling for me, the way the woman is so centered and focused while the fish swim around her. I feel like this is a “fight or flight” message for the midweek, it’s up to us on how we react. You can easily jump to action immediately, or sit back and see what happens. Drawing from the feeling I get from this card, I vote lets not fight this week! Let’s take a backseat and just remain calm and rational, let things flow and let things unravel on their own. Save your energy for what really needs your attention this week. Also, be sure to tap into your heart space before making a decision when it deals with communication, really see how that feels in our core. We need to save our breath and energy for what is more important.

Ending the week and moving into the weekend I pulled Ophiuchus + Serpens (King of Fire). This is the third “fire” card that showed up this week and I feel it! The suit of fire is filled with ambition, creativity, and energy, so we may be feeling a bit on edge this week or we could be feeling the need to create and unleash! I’m feeling that surge of energy and it’s only Monday so far, big time! The end of the week may have us dueling between what we know is right but what we feel is wrong. Don’t push anything that doesn’t feel like it should be pushed, let things just flow. We all know right from wrong, so be smart about your choices and actions as you head into the weekend (AKA don’t go running around naked with snakes like this dude on the card, if you do though, just don’t get arrested at least)! On a side note, we may feel a bit strapped and tied down at the end of the week… use the weekend to untangle and let loose, just be smart! If you’re unable to unwind, try to at least find a moment that you can. This will only help ease some tension you may be feeling.

Weekly Focus: October 10-16

I really liked last week’s reading spread so I’m using it again this week with a slight twist. I wanted to give more focus to two aspects in our week and make it more of a “mind, body, soul” type of reading for the week ahead. This weeks reading felt really good and I think I will be using this spread more often! I hope you guys find it useful this week!

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This week I pulled out the Spirit Speak Tarot and the Iris Oracle, both created by Mary Elizabeth Evans. These decks work so well together, I just adore how the Iris Oracle card stands out in the reading against the black on white tarot cards. Perfect combo I think!

Theme (Soul) // Fire Mother

This card surrounds the Phoenix and it’s rebirth and death transition. Our attention should be drawn towards putting our focus and love into what means the most to us right now. It deserves our attention and may not be there tomorrow. Things change quickly and sometimes we aren’t prepared for it. This card reminds me of impermanence… we attach ourselves so tightly to objects, people, and situations that when they end or leave we are left feeling a void. This void can bring about emotional strains, heartache, and emptiness. We need to remember that nothing is permanent, even our bodies and mind. What is here today may not be here tomorrow, and preparing ahead for this can be a form of medicine for our soul.

Focus (Mind) // 2 of Swords

Can we get a more perfect card! Talk about major focus, we need to make some decisions this week whether we like it or not. These are not light hearted decisions either like what should you have for lunch, these are aimed towards bigger things that require deep thinking and focus, so don’t just agree to something without thoroughly thinking things through and weighing the odds. I really feel that some of the decisions you make this week will make a play in the weeks to come.

Being that we are creeping up on a Full Moon in Aries on the 15th, this is a great week to hone in on what we really desire to manifest and put into action. If you set intentions on the New Moon, some intentions may not feel like they are working or fizzling out rather than amping up… let them go. Focus on what is working and put your attention towards that!

Action (Body) // 8 of Pentacles

Another fitting card! The 8 of Pentacles tells us that we need to put a lot of effort into the quality of work we do. This could be aimed towards your daily life, your work, projects, and other hands on effort. Ask yourself if what you are doing right now is your best work or can it be improved? Don’t fall into the trap of finishing something up quick just for the sake of getting it done, take pride in what you are creating and let show. Others will take notice when you put in the extra effort, this could play well in your favor if you are wanting to draw attention in, especially when it comes down to your business or presentations.