New Moon in Scorpio Reading

New moon, new beginnings! It’s time to really get deep with our dark side. This doesn’t necessarily mean summoning demons and wearing all black – although optional – but it does mean the need for much introspection. So much of our lives are an effect of various external causes but retrogrades and new moons are great time to see how we can cause our own lives!

Venus has been in retrograde since October 5, 2018 and will be until November 16, 2018. Venus is the ruler of love, harmony and beauty. When it appears to be going backwards in the sky in relation to the other planets, you can bet there will be emotional turmoil in our interpersonal relationships. The twist, though, is that the conflicts are likely due to something within our individual selves that require tweaking in order for outward harmony to be restored.

Uranus, the planet of rebellion and change, has been in retrograde since August 7, 2018 and will be until January 7, 2019. It’s opposition to Venus right now is also adding fuel to our interpersonal and internal fires.

Neptune has been in retrograde since June 6, 2018 and will be until November 24, 2018. Ruling intuition, idealism and spirituality, it’s position in Pisces, a water sign like Scorpio, is only adding to the chaos of emotions that may be experience now. The think about enlightenment is that spiritual growing pains are very real. Self care is extremely important now.

Now for the astrological planet we’ve all be waiting for: Luna.

Scorpio lunar season means deep emotional intensity and insight.  The moon already relating to the watery flow of emotions, it’s position in a fixed water sign only adds emphasis to the focus on where we are stuck emotionally. As Scorpio puts value on privacy, we should try not to focus so much on everyone else as much as our own emotional health.

Here is what the cards say we can learn from this lunar season:

Taurus Full Moon & Venus-Uranus Opposition Reading October 2018

I am usually pretty introspective already but the current energy in the air is calling me to take a look at who I am and what I desire in terms in interrelations. Taurus moon makes it a great time to get grounded and centered. This make take a lot of discipline as our stubbornness may get in the way, however, our stubbornness may be exactly the thing to help make us clear about what we want out of life.

Venus, the brightest star in the heavens, represents beauty, magnetism, money and love. Our interrelationships are affected by the positions of this planet as it amplifies and makes us take notice of our desires be they material or personal. In its current retrograde state, meaning that it appears to be orbiting backwards in relation to the surrounding bodies, we are being forced to take a step back and look at our lives from a new perspective – especially in the areas of romance and finance. Fortunately and unfortunately, this can mean a rise of impatience as we become more clear about what we want from our partners, ourselves and the world around us.

To top it off, Uranus is making its way in opposition to Venus. Uranus is the planet of independence, spiritual growth and eccentricity. It represents innovative progression and rebellion against the status quo. As opposing positions tend to mark a time of conflict for the sake of progress, Uranus is adding to our being pushed toward seeing our situations in a new light. Upheaval is often necessary for healing and forward movement and as full moons are a time for release, we should take note of what we can change in order to make steps towards our desired future.

Fathers’ Day Tarot Reading 2018

This entry is a couple of days behind the actual day we celebrate fathers in Western society but this reading is essentially timeless. It is and will remain relevant until we ascend beyond our limited ideas about men and fatherhood that have been shaped by painful experiences. We all make mistakes and many of us have had poor relationships with our fathers if any at all. As all reading are, this one is about healing and love.

Two-Card Spread: Chariot Reversed and Moon

The state of the father in our society is currently a uneasy one. Those who are struggling with the idea of patriarchy in their family and personal life are also lacking a sense of control and direction. Due to this spiritual disconnect, instead of a victory – which an upright Chariot would represent- there is aggression and/or stagnation where there could be joy and progression.

The Moon refers to the subconscious, the psychological imprints of our past that affect our present. Maybe a poor experience with the patriarchs in the family or slacking as a standup patriarch due to psychological barriers. Until those thoughts and feelings are unveiled and handled on a deep and spiritual level, the condition of the family will not heal properly. There will only be continued aggression and shallow connection.

Namaste and blessed be.

New Moon in Gemini

Every time I think of Geminis, I’m reminded of an old friend I grew up with from middle school through college. In many ways he was the stereotype of having split personalities around people and issues. On one hand, he was one of the most thoughtful and caring persons I’ve known. On the other, he had a quick mind and a sharp tongue, carrying no qualms about criticizing. He was outspoken and never too tied up in his emotions about anything. Yet, he knew exactly who he was and rarely, if ever, showed fear regarding how others perceived him. He was equal parts mature and childlike, often the life of the party and always had something witty to say. I envied and respected him for these traits. Luckily for all of us, we get to take part in this energy!

The new moon is in Gemini and it is a great time to formulate new ideas and take on tasks in communication. As new moons represent new beginnings, this moon is welcoming changes in the way we communicate with our partners in business and romance; maybe even with ourselves. New ventures in media may be opportune at this time, or at least to be in the head space for proper planning. It is also a good time for safe travel – in spite of the the summer storms some of us may be experiencing regionally.

As for wellness, Gemini energy is ideal for healing the body parts we often use to communicate such as the arms, hands and the lungs. I recommend exercises by Donna Eden which helps move energy throughout the body, including the arms and hands. I also recommend a breathwork exercise, 100 Breaths to Joy by Judith Kravitz. Both of which can be found online, namely YouTube. They have been awesome additions to my regular self-care routine.

However you choose to manifest newness at this time, I wish you the best! Share your newness and suggested routines in the comment section. Namaste.

Tarot of the Day: May 21, 2018

Today we are presented with the The World card. This card is symbolic for the constant life cycle of the human experience; the ending of the old and the start of the new. We have learned all there is to know in the passing stage and it is time to move on to the next lesson. We are ever in a state of growth and learning but can find ourselves playing out the same mistakes when we refuse to take the next steps forward.

In the Illuminated Tarot deck, The World is depicted by a globe of planet Earth with a face. The face is wearing a modest smile and when flipped is exactly the same as to express the peace we can achieve inward and outward as we keep on our journey (as above, so below). The image also contains the planet Saturn in the upper right (north-west) corner. In astrology, Saturn is the planet of time, forcing to mind the clock, enforce discipline on ourselves and get moving.

In the bottom left corner (south-east) of the image lies Jupiter. In astrology, Jupiter governs the having of abundance and is considered a social planet. This could mean a change in social status or a shift of focus from the individual Self to the universal whole. Saturn and Jupiter are very different, almost opposites, in that Jupiter is about expansion and Saturn is about solidity. Together, though, they heed us to find a healthy balance so that we are not either too restless nor too rigid.