Aries New Moon March 27, 2017

Happy New Year!

Astrologically speaking, the new year begins in Aries on March 20th with the Spring Equinox. So, if your New Year’s resolutions fell flat, The Ram helps push us forward with the new moon on the 27th  and take ACTION!

Where can we take action in personal growth? How can Aries assist?

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Robert Wang’s “The Jungian Tarot”

  1. How does the energy of Aries assist us?  Aries is the initiator. The 2 of Cups in Reverse asks that we take control of our emotions. Take a look at partnerships or any relationships  that are less than desirable.What relationships are unfulfilling? Where are we lacking emotionally? Aries wants us to do something about it.
  2. How do we do this? The 4 of Wands in Reverse assists us by lighting a fire, forcing us us to take action. The fiery energy of Aries gives us motivation to stand up. If we don’t expend this energy, the fire will internalize and we’ll burn out. Aries demands release; to take action. Mars, Aries ruler, gives us  the strength to power through.
  3. How can I be courageous?  Mars, The God Of War, shows us how to be a leader. The Emperor in Reverse asks us to stand up. Wherever we have remained quiet, Mars wants us to come forward and  speak up; be a leader. This energy enables us to find the courage to stand up for ourselves, for what is right and good.
  4. How can this new moon in Aries help me grow? The Lovers in Reverse wants us to took at the relationship we have with ourselves. How can we have good relationships with others, whether personal or professional or within our families, if we’re not feeling good on the inside. What negative thinking can we release?
  5. How does Aries help us with personal growth? The Wheel of Fortune in Reverse tells us that now is the time to look after ourselves. We’ve expended a lot of energy taking care of others. It’s our time now. Focus on self-care.

It’s interesting to note that all of these cards are in reverse, indicating an overall theme to look within and focus on self; the “I AM” energy of Aries.

Spring Forward!

Vulnerability

I’m putting myself out there to show just how much Tarot is helping me understand myself and offer guidance. We really do have everything we need inside. Tarot helps bring that information to the surface. It illuminates the answers that are already inside us.

For the past couple of days, I’ve been struggling with my path–where I’m going, what I’m suppose to be doing.  Intense, and I mean paralyzing thoughts and internal struggles came over me out of nowhere. Yesterday it peaked. I don’t remember feeling this lost in years, if ever.

I looked to Tarot and here’s what I found:

The 6 of Pentacles in Reverse, 7 of Cups and 5 of Wands all describe everything that has been happening with me over the last couple of days.

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The 6 of Pentacles in Reverse tells me that before I can begin to be of any use to anyone else or help others I need to be in balance myself. It also tells me that maybe I’ve been putting others before myself. You can even see in the card how the pentacles are not in balance. Self-care is needed; balance.

The 7 of Cups is the intense struggle I was feeling. I felt very overwhelmed in trying to decide what I should do, where I should go–just tons and tons of conflicted feelings. I felt in the dark as to what to do. My situation seemed chaotic and out of reach.

The 5 of Wands in Reverse indicates an internal struggle. My mind was struggling and pulling me back and forth with all these thoughts.

Then I added in guidance from the Oracle. Amazingly, the cards fit in perfectly with my situation and offered wisdom, putting everything in perspective.

pic2.jpgDirectly below the 6 of Pentacles is “To The Sea” This is all about nurturing self. Being in the flow and not worrying about if this is what I’m supposed to be doing or where I’m supposed to be. It’s about riding the wave of opportunity and allowing trust and faith to guide me. The energy progresses from being out of harmony in the 6 of Pentacles in Reverse above, to the challenging energy of 7 in that I need to relax and ride the wave.

Below the 7 of Cups we have “Co-Create” in the protection position. This indicates that I’ve been trying too hard, relying only on myself. I’ve been trying to create all I desire without nurturing. I’ve worked myself into a slump; into feeling overwhelmed (7 of Cups!) I need to ask God/Spirit for inspiration. When I do, things will become clearer. Ideas will flow as soon as I get out of my own way. It’s very comforting to know that I don’t have to figure out everything myself.

“Orphaned” is directly below the 5 of Wands in Reverse. Both cards are 5s. Orphaned describes a sense of loss–an identity crisis. It describes exactly what I was feeling in the 5 of Wands reversed. It’s a feeling of recognizing that you don’t fit in and the need to belong. No man is an island. Orphaned describes a feeling of uncertainty about your place in the world.

The overall message to me is:

  1. First and foremost, I need to think about me. It’s time to think about my needs and self-care instead of putting others first. I’ve done that for too long and things have gotten out of balance.
  2. Lean on God/Spirit to guide me. I don’t have to figure everything out myself. In fact, it doesn’t work that way. No wonder my head has been spinning. The answer is to co-create with God. Ask God/Spirit for guidance. That’s when things will start to really take off.
  3. The internal struggle–the core of the problem, has been a deep rooted feeling about not fitting in; feeling different. It’s ok, I’ll find my place with others of like mind and spirit. Not everyone may understand me, but it’s ok.

I share this to show the power of Tarot toward self-actualization and empowering us with guidance.  We all have the wisdom inside but sometimes need help finding it.

Tarot cards are from the Smith-Waite deck.

Oracles cards are from Colette Baron-Reid’s, “Wisdom of The Oracle.”

Full Moon in Virgo March 12, 2017

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Virgo is practical and self-reliant.

Purify and transform the pain.

 

The full moon in Virgo challenges us to look at what’s messy in our lives. Virgo loves organization and wants to clean things up. What can we clear away and how can the present Virgo energy help us do that? What are we making room for? Virgo asks, “What will we leave behind that really matters, that is useful?”

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  1. What Clutters Our Slate? 10 OF SWORDS. This card, located in the middle of the top row, shows us that the pain we’ve been holding on to needs to go. Sometimes we cling to pain even when logically we know we should live in the present, but the pain has been around for so long it’s become familiar. This Full Moon in Virgo says it’s time to let it go. Whether we feel wronged, stabbed in the back, rejected–whatever the pain, the ugliness of it clutters our life and we need to let it go.
  2. What Shadow Issue Do We Need To Release? JUSTICE. This card is located directly below the 10 of Swords. Haven’t we suffered enough? Has holding on to the pain and dwelling on paybacks or revenge served to justify our pain?  Justice is karmic in that what goes around, comes around. We don’t have to be jury or judge. Holding on to getting “Justice” for our pain needs to be released. Dwelling on it only holds us back and keeps us stuck in the pain.
  3. How Do We Clean The Slate? EIGHT OF PENTACLES. This card, located in the upper left corner is how we clean the slate. We forge ahead and through hard work, determination, blood, sweat and tears, we transform the pain into something new. Hard work and determination purifies the soul.  The energy of Virgo reminds us that through the fire, we receive purification.
  4. What Are We Making Room For? 9 OF CUPS. This card, located on the upper right corner, is wish fulfillment. Blessings. Through releasing our pain and forging ahead, we are making room for happiness, peace, blessings and tranquility. If we had remained stuck in our pain, we wouldn’t be able to receive the blessings.
  5. How Will this Make Us More Independent? 4 OF PENTACLES.  Located directly below the 9 of Cups, we learn that we can take care of ourself. The blessings of the cups card has shown us that no matter what is thrown at us, we can stand on our own feet. We’re solid and have a strong foundation. We can be relied upon. We have a sense of our own value. Virgo shows us self-reliance which brings independence.
  6. What Legacy Will We Leave Behind? 3 OF PENTACLES. Located in the lower left hand corner, directly below the 8 of Pentacles is the 3 of Pentacles. This card shows us that through our determination and hard work, releasing the pain and anger, we have the courage to move ahead and develop our own worth, our own life. We find joy and creativity in who we are and what we do. We’ve made our own way and left the legacy of independence, of determination and perseverance; the legacy of forging ahead through pain and coming out on the other side, self reliant.

 

Scorpio Tarotscope for Aries Season March 21st through April 19, 2017

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OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 21
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“Universal Waite” Tarot Cards w/ Colette Baron-Reid’s, “The Enchanted Map” Oracle

FORWARD MOVEMENT SCORPIO!

This Aries Season brings much needed progress to Scorpios. We began 2017 with the mindset of a new beginning 2+0+1+7=10=1) but it’s been slow going thus far. At times we’ve questioned ourselves and wondered where it is we are going. Scorpio, if you’ve felt stalled or not making progress, that’s about to change.

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The 9 of Wands in Reverse reflects energy that an internal struggle has run its course. We’re tired of fighting. Our way has not been working. Whatever the conflict, we’re wondering if it’s worth fighting for. Is it possible that Scorpio stubbornness has delayed progress? Look at the 9 of Wands holding on tight to what he believes;doing the same thing over and over again and getting nowhere.
Yet, with Aries (#1 in the Zodiac) we are given the gift of change–another new beginning. New life springs forward and Scorpio contemplates a new direction with the Page of Pentacles. Opportunity is birthed. Something tangible is about to change–a new path forward?

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The Page of Pentacles in Reverse indicates that the energy is present for new growth. Something tangible is about to change. At the very least, the opportunity is present, but are you willing to consider it? It’s as if the Page is turning toward the 9 of Wands and saying, “Take what I’m offering. There is a better way.” The Page offers hope in the star symbol. It’s up to us to take action, which brings us to the 3 of Wands.

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We contemplate a new beginning with the 3 of Wands. The next step is up to us. If we choose to move forward, we are open to new possibilities and opportunities. It may be a little scary, but Scorpios are all about transformation and the fiery energy of Aries is ready to ignite your passion and creativity to move from stagnation into the golden waters of opportunity.

9 of Wands + 3 of Wands =12 =1+2=3  ACTION

The key is action. It doesn’t matter how many opportunities or chances present themselves, it is up to us to take action. The advice from the Oracle, “Enchanted Map” is #28 MOVEMENT.

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Scorpio, when this card appears in a reading, it’s time to move on from something not serving you. Like the wounded man in the 9 of Wands, it’s time to do something different. Something hasn’t been working.

Movement indicates you are coming out of a period of restriction and moving forward into a time of new adventure and discovery (3 of Wands). You may feel compelled to change something up or take a trip. Regardless, you can’t remain where you are anymore. No matter the inquiry, you see dreams take form and doors open.

Remember Scorpio, Movement is also a state of mind. The fog lifts and you now know the actions you need to take. Scroll back up and take a look at the big picture. What does your intuition tell you to do?

#LET GO OF FEAR AND MOVE FORWARD!

 

Pisces New Moon–Spiritual Growth

 

 Spiritual Growth!

What an exciting time! New moons are always an opportunity to release what’s not working for us, what holds us back and keeps us down. Not only do we have a New Moon Februay 26, 2017 in Pisces but it also follows a Solar Eclipse in Pisces.

So let’s start with the Solar Eclipse in Pisces. Solar eclipses occur when the moon blocks the sun and dims the sun’s light. The energy of the sun (our conscious) is temporarily blocked, revealing our subconscious (moon) energy. This Solar Eclipse in Pisces offers an opportunity to examine emotions and feelings that run deep. It can be scary diving into the unknown, but we can’t grow unless we face our fears and insecurities. This Pisces Solar Eclipse can help reveal anything below the surface that prevents us from flowing in our authentic rhythym.

NEW MOON IN PISCES—Now that we’ve visited our subconscious , we can leave all that murky dark part of ourselves behind and move forward with spiritual growth aided by the new moon energy of Pisces on the 26th. We may find ourselves changing what we thought we wanted, our spiritual beliefs, or what we thought we knew. At the least, we may find ourselves open to other viewpoints. More and more of the big picture is revealed.

What can we leave behind? How can this new moon in Pisces propel us forward into oneness? Let’s look at the Tarot for collective insight.

New Moon in Pisces

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“Wizards Tarot” by Corrine Kenner

How Can The Energy of Pisces Increase Our Awareness?                               

Through the energy of the Tower, Pisces asks us to look at the core of our being. Where are we vulnerable? What weaknesses, negative behaviors, pain, animosities are we holding onto that cracks our foundation? We have to expose anything  below the surface, our weaknesses or shadow self, before we can expect to stand firm and grow. Ultimately, the energy of the Tower serves to purify by removing the old in order to build something new.

What Growth Can We Expect?                                                                       

With the Page of Swords, growth comes in looking at things with a new perspective. When viewing things from higher ground, we can see the whole picture instead of what is right in front of us. This energy allows us to to see that what we once thought might not have been true or the only truth. The caterpillar is in fact a beautiful butterfly.

What Can We Release?                                                                       

The Moon in reverse asks us to look deep within and embrace anything negative or self defeating hidden away in our subconscious. Expect heightened psychic and intuitive abilities with the New Moon in Pisces (note the Pisces symbol in the card). The awareness the energy of the Moon brings can help illuminate what we need to release. What can be felt can’t always be seen. The Pisces New Moon helps reveal what needs to be released.

How Can Neptune Navigate Us During This New Moon Cycle?          

Neptune, the ruler of Pisces show us spiritual enlightenment but can also bring confusion and disillusionment. While the air surrounding the Alchemist is charged with a sensation of risk and/or discovery, the Alchemist reminds us to balance, refine and transform our spiritual development. The Alchemist knows that risk also carries the promise of possibility. We can be struck down or we can receive a flash of wisdom. The Alchemist reminds us to find the right combination for balance.

Advice From The Universe?                                                 

The Queen of Pentacles in Reverse reminds us that this new moon cycle is a time for self-growth. We are asked to look within. What can we release within ourselves to move forward with our own spiritual growth? While growth may come slow and appear dormant, growth is steady and long lasting. We are on a new path toward collective enlightenment. Growth begins with us.

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Solar and Lunar Eclipses-What are the differences? We’ve got two in February along with a special offer.

February 2017 brings two eclipses–a lunar eclipse on February 10th and a solar eclipse on February 26th. What do they mean?

Lunar Eclipses can only happen with a full moon. The moon appears slightly orange or red as the earth passes between the moon and the sun and obscures all or part of the moon. While the affects of both eclipses can last for months, lunar eclipses tend to be softer and happen at night.

Lunar eclipses are a good time to let go of the past. Let go of any old fears, habits, feelings or negative situations that hold us back. It’s a time to move forward. February brings us this opportunity on the 10th with the full moon.

Solar eclipses occur during the day at the time of a new moon. This new moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking all or part of the sun. Solar eclipses give us an opportunity to take care of unfinished personal business and really get honest with ourselves. With the new moon solar eclipse, it’s a time to plant seeds for the future.

While both eclipses can spur major personal growth that may linger for as long as six months, solar eclipses tend to be more intense with long lasting effects.

February Lunar & Solar Eclipse Reading

Book a Lunar and Solar Eclipse Reading before February 8th for $10. Receive a PDF file of the energies present during these eclipses, what to release and what to embrace; how to spur personal growth. This offer consists of two separate readings–one for the Lunar Eclipse and one for the Solar Eclipse. To book, request offer through email: twosistertarot@gmail.com

How And Why Oracle Cards And The Tarot Are Links To Co-Creating With Spirit.

Many people associate the Tarot and Oracle cards with gypsies and fortune telling. Colette Baron-Reid gives a wonderful explanation on what oracle cards are and what they’re not.

“Oracle cards are often mistaken for “fortune telling” devices , says Baron-Reid. “But in truth they are a powerful tool in co-creating your reality with Spirit as your manifesting partner.”

Baron-Reid further points out that the word oracle comes from Latin “oraculum” then from “orare” which means “to speak, pray” (Merriam Webster).

“It is known as an intermediary between the mundane world (ours) and the spiritual (Spirit). An oracle is a medium through which to communicate directly with Spirit, your higher self, and your inner knowing and that can bypass your subjective truth that only comes from the experience and memory, desires and wants of your small self. It uses symbolic language to talk to you,” says Baron-Reid.

Baron-Reid reminds us that working with oracle cards “supports what we already know at a deeper level;points the way forward and gives good wise counsel about how to take the next right action towards your intentions and deepest desires for the highest good.”

Colette Baron -Reid offers a concise explanation of why I use Oracle cards and the Tarot as a form of guidance and mediation. It brings awareness of what’s going on in my life and offers a tool in unlocking the subconscious and exploring new perspectives or “takes” on thinking about situations, offering a different “set of eyes” so to speak.