New Moon. New Beginnings.

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With each new moon, we are offered an opportunity to begin again. A do over.

At the close of September, we receive a second chance. The Black Moon, the second new moon of the month of September gives us another chance to plant seeds of intention.

This new moon in Libra is about balance, but also gives us an opportunity to weigh our options. Now is the time to offer up all the good that you wish for–the time to set your intentions.

The new moon tells me I currently have the strength of the Chariot. I’m balancing energies to drive or move toward what I want and where I want to go.

With the 7 of Pentacles, I’m asked to leave behind material possessions and clear away what I don’t need or is not useful.

I’m receiving change with the 5 of Wands. I have to make room for this change by ridding myself of things that don’t serve me (7 of pentacles) so that something new can come in with the 5 of Wands.

Strength in the reverse position reminds me that kindness and gentleness goes a long way in taming opposing forces. This is something I’m learning.

My hopes and fears are reflected in the Page of Pentacles with the message of a new opportunity or endeavor.

Lastly, the Hierophant in the reverse position indicates a  gift for counseling and guiding people through non-traditional methods.

What do you want to grow over the next several months?

Tomorrow, Tomorrow.

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The universe has had a good laugh today! So, as some of you know, I’ve been working on shadow work using the tarot. Today my question is,

“What is my most obstructive limiting belief?”

I pull the Sun Card! I’m thinking, “Oh no! What can this card tell me?” The Sun card is probably one of the most favorable, positive cards in the deck. I’m laughing and thinking what can I possibly get out of this card that can show me my most obstructive limiting belief?

I start singing. That is happening a lot lately. Things are coming to me as songs. I start humming the Annie song, “Tomorrow, Tomorrow, dah, dah, dah,”

A light goes off in my head, it dawns on me (and yes, that was another synchronicity. I actually said the word “dawn” as I was recording my reading), the Sun Card is the perfect card to show me my most obstructive limiting belief!

Tomorrow. I’ll do it tomorrow. I’ll take care of that tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll do better. It goes on and on. The Sun Card shed light on my limiting belief. How long have I been saying tomorrow? Years?

I just love how the universe communicates with us!

Shadow Self.

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Shadows can appear scary. A shadow is an amplified version of something which in reality is quite smaller and when exposed, much less scary.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing some shadow work with the Tarot. Ironically, shadow work can be quite enlightening. Tarot is simply a means to bring the subconscious to the surface; bringing to light that which was hidden.

Today, I’m reminded to “Turn on The Light” from Sonia Choquette’s oracle cards, “The Answer Is Simple”. Essentially, the ego points out your flaws and sees everything as your failures. Spirit sees this as process and progress. The ego sees darkness where the Spirit sees light.

Ironically, in the midst of doing this shadow work, I am asked to shine the light on my circumstances and see with clarity. When we look with light and illuminate that which is hidden, we are able to look past fear and clearly see, all is well.

 

 

“Moon Shadow, Moon Shadow.”

 

I love the Moon! I’m drawn to the changing cycles but also find comfort when it continually begins again and gives us another chance to get it right.

The moon seems more appealing at night. Hidden away in the cover of darkness, it seems amplified and much more striking. So too with life. Sometimes things seem more appealing until the light shines through and reveals things for what they really are.

What shadow of the self  hides within the darkness of our subconscious? What wants to come to the surface?

 

Do You Know Your Archetype?

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The Judgement card, depicted here from the Jungian Tarot Deck by Robert Wang, has come up for me in several readings. Ironically, it also happens to be my archetype. The 20th card in the major arcana depicts an angel blowing a trumpet and signifies that a new day, a day of accountability, is dawning. It suggests we move beyond our ego and glimpse the infinite. The Judgement or Awakening urges us to leave material considerations behind and seek higher spirituality.

Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist, believed that archetypes are models of people, behaviors or personalities.  Jung believed the collective unconscious is where the archetypes exist. He suggested that these models are innate, universal and hereditary. Jung further explained that archetypes are unlearned and function to organize how we experience certain things.

If you’d like to find out what your archetype is, visit http://www.thesecretlanguage.com It’s eerily accurate!

Use your intuition to improve your intuition.

imageI can’t believe it is that simple! I’ve been searching for ways to improve my intuition and the answer has been inside all along and that’s what I love about Tarot! Tarot pointed that out for me.

I usually do certain spreads that I’ve found online and interpret according to what position the card is in. For instance, whether it’s in the overall energy or the past and passing, etc. This evening, I don’t know why, but something nudged me to abandon that way of thinking and just start picking from different decks and laying out the cards the way I felt compelled.

On my first attempt, I assigned each position a category such as I mentioned earlier–relationships, self, message from the universe, etc. and attempted to read it that way. But then, I let go of that notion and just really looked at the card and went with whatever popped out. I found this so much more enlightening, I tried it again.

The second reading, which is reflected in the spread above was completely random. I chose cards from different decks based strictly on what I felt. I then placed them in a pattern that appealed to me. The messages just started coming in. I’m sure these messages are nothing like what the cards mean in traditional tarot, but it made so much more sense for me. I meditated on what the universe wanted me to know and here’s what happened:

The Judgement card asked me to look at myself and ask myself if I have lived up to my full potential. Am I doing what I was sent here to do? It reminded me to take a closer look at myself and answer honestly.

The Knight of Swords to the left and in the reverse position, told me that I have been thinking about things all wrong! I’ve been thinking logically and over analyzing too much.

The Ace of Cups, also in the reverse position and to the right of the Judgement card, told me that I’m not relying on my feelings–my gut, my intuition!

To the left is what I had been doing (over thinking) and to the right or moving forward is what I should be doing–going with my gut.

Spirit seems to scream out to me through the Judgement card, “Wake Up! You’re not doing this right.” Follow your feelings. Only then will my cup of insight overflow with wisdom and truth from above, (Ace of Cups upright).

Lose the overthinking  and quit stressing (9 of Swords in reverse), turn back to the light (Sun) and trust God (Hangman in reverse).

I also love oracle cards. They are like an added bonus to the reading. I intended to pull one, but as sometimes happens, two wanted to come through.

Serendipity in the protection position reminds me not to focus on disappointment when things don’t fall into place like I think they should. I need to remember that Spirit always knows what is best for me.

Time for a Nap reminds me to rest my mind and says the overly busy mind actually blocks me from inner wisdom.  What do you know about that?!

Tarot is just so amazing to me. I love how it opens my eyes. I just need to keep trusting my intuition.

Note:

“Wisdom of the Oracle” by Colette Baron-Reid, “Secret Tarot” by Lo Scarabeo, “The Jungian Tarot” by Robert Wang, “Wizards Tarot” by Corrine Kenner, “The Gilded Tarot” by Barbara Moore, and the “Universal Waite Tarot Deck” by  Stuart R. Kaplan, Pamela Colman Smith and Mary Hanson-Roberts.

 

 

What does the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse on September 16th and Mercury going direct on the 22nd mean for you?

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I got to thinking about these two events this morning and decided to do a reading for myself asking this same question. We’re in the ninth month. It’s time for something to come to an end and start something new. October, the 10th month, breaks down to a one. The beginnings of something new. We just had the full moon which also indicates the end of a cycle. Mercury will be going direct on September 22, freeing up communication and allowing things to move forward.

What a perfect time to read the energies surrounding me and see what I need to let go of and move forward with. Such an eye opener! It reminds me of the recent shadow work I’ve been doing with #tarottoska. Today my reading revealed something that I didn’t even realize had been affecting me for over 40 years.

I’m so glad this came to light. I know now what I need to do to release it. Tarot is an amazing tool for self-actualization. What do these events mean for you?

If you’d like to participate in the shadow work with Britta McBride, please visit her site at  www.tarottoska.com