Weekly Reading

Card of the Week: The Star

Hello, Monday! I totally didn't plan on pulling cards for the weekly reading, I was still riding the waves from a self-care weekend. I spent some much needed time (somewhat) away from social media, I needed to recharge and reevaluate some things. We headed up to Prescott (north of us in Arizona) for a day trip on Saturday, hung out at a lake, and stretched our legs a bit. It's been warming up here in the valley, we are now floating around in the 90º's. I'm so not ready for the summer heat!

Ok, let's check out our card of the week and see what energy is at play for the next 7 days! I'm using the Next World Tarot, and I also pulled a card aimed at "body love" using the Visions: Crystal Oracle deck.

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The Star

Deck: Mystic Mondays

This morning I was greeted with The Star from the Next World Tarot. The confidence in this person depicted in the card is infectious! The Star to me is a nod from the universe, letting you know that you are on the right path right now and your wishes are being heard, load and clear!

It's also about giving a little to yourself, just as much as you give to others because YOU are worthy! This card is here to let us know that this week is for healing ourselves, in anyway that we see fit. Only we know what we need.

The Star is also here to remind you to be your authentic, bad-ass self! YOU are the star this week, own it and allow it be known!

Pink Opal

I pulled a card from the Visions: Crystal Oracle surrounding body love. I wanted a message to carry with me this week since I am making some drastic changes! I asked and received, Pink Opal. I swear, every time I pull a card from this deck it is exactly what I need to hear and carries a very personal message for me and for others. 

Pink Opal speaks of being ourselves despite what others may think. Despite what opinions they have of you. Despite what they think you should do, should wear, or should live. It's about standing up with a radical notion that you can exist however the fuck you want! Own your body and make it your own, you don't have to play by the rules - make up your own! It's about finding comfort in your own skin and enjoying it fully. It's a reminder that you are unique and you are beautiful! Do what makes you feel good! You are amazing!

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What do you think about these cards?
How do you see The Star coming in play for you this week?

Let me know in the comments!

Card of the Week: 2 of Coins

Hello, Monday! It's a new month and a new week! Woot! So much potential for us this week, are you ready? I'm so ready. I really don't have a lot on my plate other than playing around the house and moving things around, also diving into some reading. I'm waiting on three books to arrive today this week, yay! Book mail is the best kind of mail!

Ok, let's check out our card of the week and see what energy is at play for the next 7 days!

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2 of Coins

Deck: Mystic Mondays

Balance your shit! If you're like me, you struggle with doing everything at once (because you insist on doing it all) and tend to drop the ball on a lot of things. I always give the excuse "I'm a Gemini, can't help it..." but that excuse can only get me so far, haha! Don't blame Mercury RX either, this is totally on you.

The big question is how do we keep things running smoothly all while staying focused and getting things handled. Prioritize! Make lists, check things off, sort things into piles, keep a planner (up to date), eat the toad, the list goes on. Do whatever it is you need to do in order to better handle what's thrown your way.

Don't want to juggle life all at once? You don't have to! I always use the phrase "eat the toad". If you're not familiar with this phrase it simply means: do the task you don't want to do the most, first. Get it out of the way! By doing this, chances are everything else will seem much easier, or at least it should. Pick and choose what needs your attention the most, then see where you can fit all of life's other tasks.

Also, you don't have to do hold all this weight on your own either. See those two hands reaching out of the ground in the card? Those belong to those who want to give you a hand. For me, I hate asking for help but sometimes I gotta bite the bullet and voice my needs. It's not always easy to ask for assistance, we all want to look like we have it all together but truth is, we don't and that's totally ok! We're human, not machines. We need rest and we need a break from time to time. So don't be afraid to pass on some tasks to others around you. Prioritize your to-do lists. Balance is the end result and goal this week, everything in moderation and not all at once.

I found it really funny that the 2 of Coins popped up this week, I'm getting back to my daily yoga routine... talk about balance!

Ask yourself:

  • What do I need to focus on?
  • Is there something this week that can use some extra hands?
  • Why am I struggling to do it all? What am I missing?
  • When do I feel the most pressure in balancing my life (job, home, kids, etc)?
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What do you think about the 2 of Coins?
How do you see this card coming in play for you this week?

Let me know in the comments!

Card of the Week: Death

Hello, Monday! I'm changing things up today and focusing on a single card for the week vs. the weekly reading. I've been doing "weekly readings" for several years (on my previous blog, Tarot Seed) and have been wanting to simplify things a bit more lately and really get back to the basics with tarot to really dive deep. Going "card by card" has been my go-to lately and I'm enjoying the fresh study!

I hope you enjoy this COTW post! Please feel free to leave a comment and join in the conversation, I love hearing from my readers!

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Death

Deck: Mystic Mondays

I pulled the weekly card yesterday and had some time to really process the Death card. When most see this card they automatically interpret it as "endings and beginnings", I always have. When really digging deep in this card, I started to think about death in real life, like an actual death. There are many people who have come close to death and some have even been brought back after a very quick death... you know, the people who were clinically dead for X amount of minutes, those stories always fascinate me!

Focusing more to those who have been brought back to life, made me think about breathing life back into something that's rotting away in our life that doesn't necessarily need to end, but just needs better attention. Perhaps you may have been ignoring an aspect in your life and didn't mean to, this card is letting you know that it's ok to dust things off and bring it back to the present - revive it! This could be a project you thought about cutting ties with because it didn't make sense anymore, or anything that you feel may be slipping through your fingers. Move it to the front burner and crank up the heat! You don't necessarily need to cut ties just yet, just try something new with it!

While yes, the Death card traditionally means that something needs to end in order for something new to begin, change, transformation, etc.... It gets crowded when you're constantly starting fresh and hanging on to the withered, so cutting something out helps to alleviate the baggage and lighten your load. If something truly isn't working then it may be time to cut ties if you know it's holding you back or will down the road. It's all about re-evaluating what you are doing at this present moment.

When I look at the Death card I always wonder who am I in this card. There are several figures shown in most depictions of the Death card. Am I in control or am I pleading at the feet of Death? I always compare the Death card to the Tower card in tarot, they both hold a similar meaning to me: ending. With the Tower, I read it as if something is out of your control. With Death, I read it as if you are fully in control. Nothing is going to leave your side if you don't allow it to, it's called free will. These two cards remind me of a car accident, sometimes it's out of your control (Tower) and other times you can swerve to escape a crash (Death). We are working with the energy of Death this week... YOU are in control of what needs to leave and only YOU can make that decision, no one else.

You hold the scythe and can cut when ready. If you feel something still has potential, then work with it in a new way while letting go of what didn't work. If it doesn't, then you know what needs to be done.

Ask yourself:

  • Is this working?
  • What will happen if I cut this out of my life?
  • Can I look at this in a new light and try something else?
  • Who is in control right now?
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What do you think about the Death card?
How do you see this card coming in play for you this week?

Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Reading: Mar 19 - 25

Happy Monday! Every Monday I'm sharing a reading for the week to see what energy is at play and how we can work with it, along with some extra added guidance at the end of the post. I hope you enjoy these weekly readings as much as I do! This week I'm pulling a cards from the Mystic Mondays Tarot and Visions: Crystal Oracle. Let's see what is brewing this week!

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Deck: Mystic Mondays

The 9 of Wands suggests that we may be on the protective side of things this week, this also goes for building up new boundaries or maintaining old ones. This will take a lot of energy from you so be sure to give yourself a break or two. You just can't expect to be "on" 24/7 and expect not to get tired. This card reminds us that it's ok to step away but be sure to lock up first. Don't let your down guard if you feel you're being threatened or let someone in that isn't welcome, push back if you need to but don't let things get out of hand. Just stand your ground and that is all that needs to be done.

After a long week, you can expect the 4 of Cups to show up and let you know that it's ok to sit this one out and take time for yourself. Use some "me time" to connect with your own emotional wellbeing. Like I mentioned earlier, if your working hard all week you'll most likely be energetically and emotional run dry. It's time to recharge! People or things may reach out to get your attention but don't worry about that right now, just focus on yourself, even if you feel you're being selfish, it's ok! These things or people can wait and will be there when you're ready, if not, onward and upward my friend.

This week is all about pushing forward and then taking a step back to contemplate your hard efforts and work. Use some time to re-examine what didn't work or what you feel you're putting too much effort into that isn't worth your energy. If you're feeling like you're stuck in the same routine, don't shy away from shaking things up! You want to be doing things that feed your soul, not slow you down or have you checking the clock every 10 minutes.

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Extra Guidance

Ok, you can't do it all and you know it! You may have tried to do it all and even wanted to do it all, but let's face it, you just can't. There needs to be a balance of some kind going on here. Whether it's between your work and home life, hobbies and school life, or any mix in between - you need to sort things out and lighten up your load.

If you must do it all, then at least try to find some organization so that you can tackle each thing little by little without stressing out... or dropping all those tea cups and saucers you're balancing on your head. What? Not everyone walks around with dishes stacked on their head?! Fair. But, just like doing dishes, you load the washer one dish at a time... this is how you should tackle on your every growing to-do list, one thing at a time.

Whatever you decide to do this week, just be mindful and keep things in balance and everything else will fall into place!

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What do you have going on this week? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Reading: Mar 12 - 18

Happy Monday! Every Monday I'm sharing a reading for the week to see what energy is at play and how we can work with it, along with some extra added guidance at the end of the post. I hope you enjoy these weekly readings as much as I do!

This week I'm pulling a cards from the Oliver Hibert Tarot and Strange Lands Oracle. Let's see what's brewing this week!

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Deck: Mystic Mondays

I love the energy playing between these cards! We're starting with the 4 of Cups and easing into the 7 of Coins. My first thoughts when I saw these two was visualization and patience. With the 4 of Cups, normally it comes off as a card of boredom or disinterest, but in reality you may just have something else in mind. In this deck, I get a real strong pull of keeping your goal in focus. You might be presented with some options this week, but you know they aren't what you truly really want because chances are there's something you have your eye on. Keep whatever it is you want front and center! By keeping our focus on what we truly want, it'll help us bring it into fruition that much easier... now, it doesn't mean it'll be handed to you on a golden pillow. There's still work to be done!

... here's where the the 7 of Coins comes into play. If you want something bad enough, you need to work for it and put in the time. I always call this card the "gardener" and it's a card of both work and patience. Nurturing is key this week and what's better, we have a New Moon showing up at the end of the week! This is a perfect chance to really sharpen your intentions and note what steps or actions need to be taken in order to reach that cup hanging in the 4 of Cups. One thing I'll note is that you need to be realistic here! Keep your goals reachable and doable, break them down into baby steps if you need to but just don't give up.

A final note I wanted to add! There are a few patterns in these cards but the one that stood out to me the most were those palm trees in the first card and the single palm tree in the second. This tells me that we may be torn between two options and need to bring our focus to just one, for now. It's hard to juggle multiple things at once, but if we just bring our attention to one thing at a time we can really give our full heart and time into it to give it the best possible chance it has with getting off the ground.

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Extra Guidance

Lately, my favorite oracle deck has been the Visions: Crystal Oracle! It seems every card I pull really resonates with the tarot cards I draw, this deck is magic! I pulled Rose Quartz for our extra guidance and most may know this stone pretty well, it's known as the stone for the heart. When working with our goals it's a great idea to bring your heart into this! Rose Quartz lets us know that you need to be patient with where you are right now, you are doing just fine. You need to be a little kind to YOU!

A lot of times people are kind to others but they forget to be kind to themselves. This is your friendly reminder to take care of yourself!

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What do you have going on this week? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Reading: Mar 5 - 11

Happy Monday - a fresh new week has landed! Every Monday I'm sharing a reading for the week to see what energy is at play and how we can work with it, along with some extra added guidance at the end of the post. I hope you enjoy these weekly readings as much as I do! This week I'm pulling a cards from the Mystic Mondays Tarot and Äkta Spåman Podcast Oracle - two decks I also need to review here soon. I'm majorly behind, haha!

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Deck: Mystic Mondays

The energy this week is coming from the 3 of Wands and I love this card! It's one of my favorite cards to see show up in a reading - it encompasses preparation and expansion for me. The 3 of Wands tells us that it's time to get your creative ideas off the ground and into focus. You are ready to take the next few steps towards your vision but may have a few things to look at before you are fully ready. I like to use the energy of this card to proof read any writings I have in my drafts, double check over projects to be sure I'm not missing something, or to make sure I have all the tools needed to move forward (this includes study and awareness on what I'm working on). So use this week to dot your i's and cross you t's!

When moving forward with something there will always be a struggle of some kind whether it's with people in a group, someone expressing their opinion, or even just internal conflicts with yourself (ahem, doubt can do this). The 5 of Wands is a good reminder to not waster our energy in dealing with feuds that really have no point. Yes, it's totally healthy to have arguments and a conflict of interest, but not when tension comes to the party. No need for this to turn ugly! We can all put in our own two cents while still acting responsibly and respectfully. If someone does raise hell, move on and don't look back.

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Extra Guidance

I pulled a card from the Äkta Spåman Podcast Oracle for some extra added guidance this week. "Don't throw pearls to pigs" is such a true statement and really ties in with the 5 of Wands I pulled above. Just like I said how we don't need to deal with feuds that have no point, we don't need to feed into them either.

Sometimes it's best to just let people be and ignore their behavior all together. By continuing to feed into a negative situation, we are still involving ourselves and it's not helping anyone. This can be like trying to get in the last word or struggling to explain yourself... just move on and let them be. If they are genuinely reaching out for help, that's one thing. But the second someone turns ugly, don't waste your breath and just keep moving.

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What do you have going on this week? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Reading: Feb 26 - Mar 4

Happy Monday - a fresh new week has begun! Every Monday I'll be sharing a reading for the week ahead to see what energy is at play and how we can work with it, along with some extra added guidance. I hope you enjoy these weekly readings as much as I do! I'm slowly making a new home on this blog and I have to say, I'm excited for this change! This week I'm pulling a cards from the Spirit Speak Tarot and Visions Crystal Oracle - I'll be reviewing the Visions Crystal Oracle deck soon, along with several other decks!

Deck: Mystic Mondays

The energy this week is coming from the 8 of Wands, some much needed movement if you have been waiting for the wind to pick up! The 8 of Wands is all about direct action and getting your feet off the ground - go, go, go! Now, this isn't a gentle blow of the wind I'm talking about, this is a full force blast of creativity pushing us in the direction we need to be moving in.

This shift is headed into a clear focus as we move towards Judgement, a card that always tells me to wake the f#%k up and open your eyes! I love how the 8 of Wands boat is moving directly towards a new calling to join others with their hands up, waiting to be chosen. Tag, you're it! It's time for you to breath new life into your lungs and see what you are truly capable of. Listen to what you are yearning for and begin to take the steps you need in order to get where you need to go - then go full force! Always state your intentions loud and clear - announcing them to the world is optional, but it's great for accountability!

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Extra Guidance

I pulled a card from the Visions Crystal Oracle for some extra added guidance this week. Tiger's Eye is a stone that asks you to seek towards more clarity in any movement you decide to go in (great for our cards this week). It also urges you to seek out to others if you are feeling quite anxious and vulnerable, you don't have to be alone in this. If taking a new leap is making you nervous, it's perfectly normal. There's a quote I love that reminds me of just this: "a goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot". This rings so true! While it can be hard to open up to others when you're in this state, it's a good idea to do so. Connecting with others will only help us move through these emotions easier knowing someone else can relate to what you are going through and give you some much needed advice.

"Tigers Eye increases emotional stability, confidence and will power to get a clearer perspective on things..." - Jessika Fancy (guidebook)

Remember, you are not alone!

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What do you have going on this week? Let me know in the comments!

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