THE WEEK AHEAD: 28 FEBRUARY – 6 MARCH: A sparkle in your eyes. Renewed Passion that’s Divinely assisted!

The Faeries Oracle and Sensual Wicca Tarot
Week ahead 28 FEBRUARY – 6 MARCH 2021

At the centre of this week’s spread is The Guardian of the Gate from the Faeries Oracle. Being appreciative of art, these are among my favoured decks but I don’t seem to use them often. For whatever reason, I was drawn to use this pack and was struck by the reoccurring theme. The creator of this deck (Brian Froud) tells us that this Guardian is the facilitator, enabling us to move from one realm to another at times and at others, blocking the passage for things that are not yet ready to pass through. I feel this ties in with the reoccurring appearance of The Universe card in the readings so far this year. Of course we are still experiencing the energy of today’s full moon phase. The deck’s guide quotes ‘We can not make the mystical experience happen to us, we can only open our hearts wider and wider until we are ready usually only momentarily, to receive it’
Whenever we help or are helped through the passage of something difficult we are experiencing the energy of this Guardian. We may find this week our acts of service mean more than we imagine but be sure you will feel alive and inspired.

Strength Reversed (Lust/Passion) Unbridled passion is likely to be the driving force of this week. Sure this could of course be in a physical sense with The Lovers in such close proximity. Perhaps you desire to renew passion and fantasy into your daily life as part of a re-energising yourself. It appears you are making the right choices to follow your passions in whatever direction you are inspired to. The Two of wands indicates that you are seeking new beginning and a solid foundation that no doubt is rooted in the actual presence of passion in you life or looking at ways to bring it in. This feels like the right choices are being made and with the Guardians energy it is likely you will be gaining universal assistance or you yourself will be holding the ‘gate’ open for another. Perhaps you are energetically bouncing ideas off each other to co-create.

By Friday you may be feeling this transformational shift and be ready to break with the past. You will feel ready for the renewal. If you are struggling and feeling martyr-ish (hanged man reversed) about dropping the past ties or holding on to negative self belief, try viewing things from an alternative perspective. Remind yourself, the desire for a passionate, fulfilled future is waiting for you. The seven of cups urges you to let your imagination roam free. Experiment. Try something new. Follow the unknown. And if that’s not a perfect recipe for keeping life bright, I don’t know what is!

Hello new Season!

Full moon (Snow moon 27 Feb 2021) An opportunity for reflection, intention setting and a little sexual magic!

Snow moon reading February 27th Full moon magic

A few days ago I received a phone call from one of my daughters. Was I alright? She had chest pains and thought something was wrong with me. Well, as it happened I wasn’t feeling particularly well, and I had some aches as she described. “I thought that may be the case!” she declared, and (since she’s most likely got some of my odd characteristics) continued with ” I thought I better send a care package”

Now, a mainstream mother may expect a few vitamins, some soap perhaps a bar of chocolate of flowers, what have you.

A day or so later, the same daughter was on video chat when the postman knocked. “Ah! I think your parcel is here”

So we had great delight in opening it via technology. She must have thought I was on deaths door as she’d gone a little mad, There were an array of essential oils, a little candle holder, essential white sage (extra appreciated as I was running low), some cute candles for spell work as well as a variety of stones, incense and crystals for abundance. Had I actually been dying, no doubt this would have whisked me away from the grim reaper’s grasp. Fortunately, things were not quite so grave and I had some time to appreciate them and revel in that moment of love!

“How fortuitous” I mused “just in time for the forthcoming full moon, I will incorporate these into my full moon reading at the weekend.”

And that is precisely what I did.

I love that our ancestors called this moon the Snow moon to track the seasons and this is my favoured name. It brings to my mind the anticipation of the spring and all the renewal that comes with it.

If you are keen on a little Moon Manifestation a full moon is highly energised and ideal for intention setting. I decided to incorporate my some new gifts for generalised abundance and blessings.

Recharge your decks and crystals in the highly energised moon as well as using this potent time to recharge yourself.

You can see previous blogs to find out exactly how.

For this snow moon reading, I used the Lumens Tarot because I love it and just 3 cards, as over the next ‘3’ days we will see ‘3’ readings and wait for it … They will proceed month ‘3’ of the year … Yep made myself dizzy thinking about that .. Anyway, I digress as usual.

Shadow – The Universe – Sacred Sexuality

This lovely trio of cards all with their moons or full moon shaped spheres at the centre of the illustration, it couldn’t be more appropriate for this type of reading. They clearly highlight the moon phase and I would use them for guided meditation to enhance any intention setting (if I was without specific intention).

I will read them in the order of the spread and in context with the current moon phase.

Shadow: By it’s very nature the full moon illuminates things that could be hidden during other cycles. On a clear night, light is cast, putting a spotlight on certain things and giving us a whole new perspective. Of course where there is light, there is also shadow. Our intention setting can be used to identify what shadow work is needed for the next phase of our development or healing. It may be that our perceived faults are highlighted, but are they really faults, or are they infact gifts? This card depicts a bat, supposedly blind but by producing high frequency sounds and listening to the echo they gain an incredibly accurate idea of their environment. In our own way, when we complete our shadow work, like the bat we must trust our natural guidance, in respect of things we can not see in their entirety.

The Universe: We’ve seen this card appear several times already this year. This is a repeated message to trust what the Universe has in store for you. In relation to full moon intention setting trust once you have completed your spell work, that this will come true. Your belief and trust are crucial and the release once completed is all part of the the process. In addition, if this is not a contradiction, we may want to remember that our empowerment is a required ingredient in order for the Universe to support us

I find this card usually appears when a cycle has completed. In a simplistic way we have in fact completed a lunar cycle as we are at the close of the month. This may well signal the end of a cycle for you personally and our need for acceptance as we transfer into the next, yet again perfect for intention setting. Ask yourself, what cycles do you want to close off?

Sacred sexuality: Although, not the intended meaning of this card, it’s appearance in this full moon phase to me would be auspicious for pregnancy, combined with the forthcoming spring season, and feminine cycles this was highlighted to me as a potential. Perhaps we’ll have a burst of December babies! Be warned if you don’t desire to start or add to your family 🤔

It is also interesting to note that full moon is  interconnected with sexual magic so is an excellent time to manifest your ideal lover or partner, if this is something you wish for. If not perhaps this is a time to appreciate yourself and benefit from indulging in the extra virile lunar energies!

Ask; Am I seeking validation within relationships instead of sourcing from within?

We can use the full moon to assist if we need healing and combined with the shadow card you can incorporate dream work as part of that process. Through our sexual energy, we are empowered and learn boundaries. Our sacred sexuality is unique and has no need to conform, it combines both masculine and feminine energies. When we are disconnected from either of these aspects of ourselves we restrict our ability to become fully intimate with our true selves and as such blocked from true intimacy with others. The rose on this card is an indication of our need for protection or boundaries.

Hope you make the most of this powerful moon and have a fabulous weekend!

If you want to keep track of the moon phases this link is useful http://timeanddate.com/

THE WEEK AHEAD: 21st -28th February 2021 – What if this is all part of the plan …..? Wish fulfilment!

The Universe is the overall energy of the week and I feel we may be at the centre of something which has us feeling a little out of sorts but it looks as though things may just turn out for the best! When this card appear we are being asked to pose the question ‘What if this is for my highest good?’. Whenever, I hear that you can almost be sure that something difficult is happening but a surprising outcome is on the verge of becoming known.

With the Two of Swords starting the week, we may be required to use your inner focus to remove the distractions that we or others bring to us/ourselves. The coloured swords show that at this time we require self-defence both in the 3d and also mentally. We can see quite clearly that we may experience some dishonesty, perhaps we are the ones delivering that deception to someone else (if so, be warned deceptions will be exposed). The page of cups brings forth an apology, he is well intentioned so perhaps the deception was not intended to hurt anyone. If you are the one who has unintentionally delivered the Seven of Swords show your remorse gently. Any apology, received will be genuine.

Perhaps, this apology is cathartic? For midweek, the Nine of Cups appears and supports you with a Universal blessing. Ask ‘What if everything works out just as I only dare to hope it will? ‘ You may not see clearly, especially with the two of swords entering so early in the week, but be sure the presence of the much awaited 9 of cups is working behind the scenes to deliver whatever your heart most desires.

Get your hopes and goals clear. Don’t limit yourself and don’t be afraid to wish for the stars!

Friday’s energy is that of The Star bringing her beautiful gift of healing and confirming that breakthrough is on its way. Everything is falling into place. Harmony is being restored. All that is left for you to do is open your heart and gratefully receive those blessings. Look to your higher self’s calling and expect something miraculous.

This reading has a sense of a fairly quick or unexpected outcome. So if you have had some disharmony I would expect you to gain resolution around the close of the week (if not in practice then with personal peace).

You can rest at the end of the week and Trust the energy of the Universe is working on your behalf. You have laid the foundations and like the two of wands have put in the work necessary. You have not wasted your time observing and thinking. Those things have been just as important as the practical steps taken. There is nothing left for you to do, be confident of your success.

And what did I say? Success is assured! The victory card; The Six of Wands crowns the reading. Just remember to acknowledge the part others have played in this victory, everyone likes to feel valued for their contributions.

Share your thanks to those who have been part of your success or brought much needed apologies. You don’t want to be responsible for breeding resentment very few win battles alone. Not for long at least!

The decks used this week are The Threads of Fate Lumen Oracle deck and The Vice versa Tarot.

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THE WEEK AHEAD: 14th February – 20th February 2021 – What is your past teaching you?

With the majority of the cards in this draw reversed, I can’t help believe that the final week of Mercury retrograde of the first in the year is going to influence us this week. How are we going to make the most of this energy…. Let’s see!

The Pillar is the centrepiece and I’m immediately drawn to the reflection of the Hierophant or as depicted in this Seventh sphere deck high priest. You may well be stepping up or feeling the need to be all things to all people. You could be inspired to share knowledge, love stability with those around you.

Glancing at the reading as a whole I feel we could be using the skills learned during those times if chaos, destruction, injustice etc to solidify your life roles. There could be a sense of co-dependence and it may be you or others need to apply self regulation or boundaries. Ask yourself if you are feeling the need to fulfil a caretaking role are you forsaking part of you? Are you acting through some form of repentance? If you can temper a need to over-give for your own salvation then know that you have much to share, that is of assistance to others. But I feel this could most likely be that through this you also gain knowledge to expand on your own learning and this will be a significant week of evolution for you.

Usually, I look to the seven cards of the week individually and cross reference the interconnected meanings. This week, however, it feels as though this collective is louder, more purposeful we have 5 (again) major arcana and all but the High priest are reversed.

Past memories may be emerging and you may be feeling the effects of big events that changed your planned course. You could be reflecting on injustices that have happened to you or even those that have been carried out at your own hands. Don’t be surprised, if these internalised thoughts are stiring to bring you a whole new sense of perspective. In this beautiful deck the World Reversed reminds me of rebirth which, as you know, is not it’s traditional meaning. You may find you are seeking closure and relief from the discomfort of the feelings arisen through your reflection. Find this closure within. We can’t always receive validation externally.

The King of Cups lights the way with the assurance that you are able to control these emotions and still have something valuable to offer. He sits among turbulent waves and finds stability within his inner peace. Reconnect with the truths of The Tree of life. Looking at the bigger picture will help reframe situations that have moulded us and through that meditation we will start to uncover our own personal truths.

Wow! Wasn’t expecting that philisophical message so early in the day! Must be time for coffee.

Have a good week and don’t be too harsh on yourself x

THE WEEK AHEAD: 14th February – 20th February 2021 – What is your past teaching you?

With the majority of the cards in this draw reversed, I can’t help believe that the final week of Mercury retrograde of the first in the year is going to influence us this week. How are we going to make the most of this energy…. Let’s see!

The Pillar is the centrepiece and I’m immediately drawn to the reflection of the Hierophant or as depicted in this Seventh sphere deck high priest. You may well be stepping up or feeling the need to be all things to all people. You could be inspired to share knowledge, love stability with those around you.

Glancing at the reading as a whole I feel we could be using the skills learned during those times if chaos, destruction, injustice etc to solidify your life roles. There could be a sense of co-dependence and it may be you or others need to apply self regulation or boundaries. Ask yourself if you are feeling the need to fulfil a caretaking role are you forsaking part of you? Are you acting through some form of repentance? If you can temper a need to over-give for your own salvation then know that you have much to share, that is of assistance to others. But I feel this could most likely be that through this you also gain knowledge to expand on your own learning and this will be a significant week of evolution for you.

Usually, I look to the seven cards of the week individually and cross reference the interconnected meanings. This week, however, it feels as though this collective is louder, more purposeful we have 5 (again) major arcana and all but the High priest are reversed.

Past memories may be emerging and you may be feeling the effects of big events that changed your planned course. You could be reflecting on injustices that have happened to you or even those that have been carried out at your own hands. Don’t be surprised, if these internalised thoughts are stiring to bring you a whole new sense of perspective. In this beautiful deck the World Reversed reminds me of rebirth which, as you know, is not it’s traditional meaning. You may find you are seeking closure and relief from the discomfort of the feelings arisen through your reflection. Find this closure within. We can’t always receive validation externally.

The King of Cups lights the way with the assurance that you are able to control these emotions and still have something valuable to offer. He sits among turbulent waves and finds stability within his inner peace. Reconnect with the truths of The Tree of life. Looking at the bigger picture will help reframe situations that have moulded us and through that meditation we will start to uncover our own personal truths.

Wow! Wasn’t expecting that philisophical message so early in the day! Must be time for coffee.

Have a good week and don’t be too harsh on yourself x

THE WEEK AHEAD: 7TH February-13th February… A week of big energies, Trust, love and Reclaim!

The Seeker as the general energy

The Seeker is at the centre of this week’s energy. And surprise it sits next to Mondays The Fool card! If that’s not an absolute confirmation of the universal trust and faith that this week promises I don’t know what is.

These two cards alone and alongside each other, urge us to reconnect with child-like joy. To have faith in all that the universe is providing. They are the promise that things are just as the should be. Spring is almost here and we should all be feeling a little more hope towards the days ahead. Small clues are showing, and I’m not sure about you but I’m definitely feeling the change.

The Fool steps out with optimism on his quest. He trusts he has loyalty and luck with him. You may notice those small signs nudging you just like those early signs of spring. These nudges are likely to offer you the gift of additional self confidence in what is being offered. The Queen of Wands is channelling powerful energies. Your genuine warmth and energy will draw people closer to you. Even if we are forced to keep our distance at this time you will feel the spiritual connections of loved ones.

Midweek two knights charge into action. It appears as though there are conflicting energies perhaps you or someone else is trying to rush in without thought (The Knight of Swords)..? Obviously The Fool earlier in the week would make this highly likely and you are being your queen-of-wands-charismatic-self so who could blame them!. It is however, balanced out by the second knight, The Knight of Cups. The enthusiasm is well meaning and full of genuine heartfelt love. They will expect equal reciprocity. If this is not a romantic gesture then friendship or self love is abundant. Whether you go along with the excitement or try to temper the pace is up to how much faith you have.

Later in the week if you need help or someone else does The King of Swords advises to use tact. You or they are proud and don’t like to be the beneficiary. In matters of the heart be open to receiving love you are most likely independent and not sure about relinquishing that.

As in the beginning of the week, big Major Arcana energies are here. The Chariot and The Emperor rule the weekend. Step into your personal power you are about to make real progress in life’s journey. It’s exciting and has the potential for great success. If this is a relationship forging together, it will have the potential to be a long-standing one. In respect of projects or finances what you are driving on with is for both the immediate and long term future.

The Emperor asks the question what legacy would you like to leave?

What a fantastic week! Reclaim all that you were meant to have….

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Rachelle Harris-Milham is a Mother, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Niece, cousin and friend. She is an artist and writer that loves to read Tarot.

The month ahead: February 2021

Further work on the structure of your ideas

The general energy of February is of The Explorer. Luckily, this does not just mean in terms of travelling the Globe (although that would be nice!). It can also be about the discovery of aspects of ourselves or even shaking up our usual routine.

You may be feeling the need to take some time alone generally, but especially if you are still suffering the after effects of a dramatic event such as relationship breakdown or financial disaster. I was drawn to the image of the mother and child in the stained glass in the Four of Swords and feel this is particularly indicative of that need for nurture. If this nurturing isn’t coming from an external source then ensure you provide this for yourself. There is a possibility that you will be supported in creative endeavours or potentially within relationships when the Knight of Cups appears. Whatever the situation, The Empress reversed indicates that this support is much desired. Maybe you’ll throw yourself into creativity or a project started last month. You will need to stay in tune with the feminine aspects of yourself to get the best out of this month’s energy.

The Page of Wands reversed further leads me to believe that creative expression is building but you may be less than confident about sharing it publicly and I can see the Two of swords reversed is adding to any indecisiveness about your choices. Whether this is concerning a relationship choice or a broader situation your thoughts will be on creating structure and stability to lay foundations.

The Hierophant gives me the sense that whether a relationship, business or creative ‘thing’ is blossoming you will be developing personally. There is more evidence that an actual mentor or someone that is naturally supportive of you, will be by your side. Long term support or guidance/training that will be beneficial in a significant way is likely.

Ace of Swords reversed tells me despite the support or training received or embarking on you are keeping things close to your chest. You are clear but still reluctant to share this. Perhaps, you are less than confident about your ability. Perhaps you simply feel precious over the new opportunity.

The close of the month is excellent. You’re foundations are dug and are comforted by the sense of stability this gives you. You are finally, gaining ground!

THE WEEK AHEAD: 31 January – 6th February 2021 – Don’t let financial worries stifle your creativity …. Go for it!

One of the reasons I love tarot is how it confirms, confirms confirms! Prior to doing this Reading I did the month ahead and much of the energy is the same.

A week of contemplating decisions…

As of last week we are still under the energy of The Alchemist reminding us that we are creators. This week follows on with us flowing with creativity. But how are we going to apply this? Seems to me that The King of Cups is supporting us in having our emotions under control. Cups cups cups in over half the reading both the Four and Seven of Cups are still nagging us to explore our options, which may be plentiful but perhaps not all the best choices. Stay tapped in and turned on to your inner guidance.

That fear (or perhaps reality) of financial concerns may pop up mid week, well we are at the end of the month again! Reach out for support it will be there for you, at least in terms of being able to voice your concerns. This could be interfering with your projects or plans so stay focused on what you want to get done. You don’t want to let your fears stifle those brilliant ideas. You are still holding onto these and reluctant to share your ideas. Maybe it is time to let a trusted person see what you are planning, could be they have some encouragement for you.

The week closes with you visualising your potential and we see The Alchemist’s power in creating these opportunities. This may well see you taking up that training or learning that new skill set. “Go on…. It’s going to be worth it!”

Rachelle Harris-Milham is a Mother, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin and friend. She is an Artist & Writer that loves to read Tarot.

THE WEEK AHEAD: 24th -30th January 2021 – Remember what you are doing is meaningful!

During this week of methodical work towards your goals,
Remember your purpose!

At first glance this looks like a week of work but in what respect? The Alchemist is the overall weeks energy which may have you lacking in self belief. You may be worrying that the projects you felt so motivated to do last week are doomed to failure. Perhaps you are reconsidering taking action on those projects or ideas. If you are feeling as though you have no control over life’s events (and which of us doesn’t in this wierd time) or stuck in your situation, not moving forward, this card reminds you that your thoughts are incredibly powerful. Work at addressing patterns to bring more empowerment to your life.

The Three of Wands traditionally is a card of waiting for your ships to come in. For this to happen you must have made the steps that lead the way. Get out of your comfort zone. The early part of the week is an excellent time to re-look at those opportunities that last week you were so motivated by. The Fool’s energy is a confirmation that those opportunities are out there go find them. While doing so reconnect with things that bring you joy and trust that the universe will provide. Open your arms to receive. This is especially important if you have been all work and planning. Where you are heading is so much better than your past.

Mid week you again may feel like you are more aware of what resources you need. Perhaps you got round to creating your budget or found a new qualification or skill that will help your endeavours. Four of Pentacles encourages use of these resources, they are there to help your progress. You are more comfortable committing to your plans and putting in the work than earlier in the week. It seems all the doubt really is this week’s current energy. It probably feels like a lot of work or extra responsibility but you are determined to get stuck in with the details and apply yourself like the eight of Pentacles. There should be a meaningful purpose behind you actions without this life is going to feel like a chore. I’d hazzard a bet though that internally you know this is what’s needed. Take pride in what you are doing this week and later, you will see the rewards.

The weekend arrives! You can relax in the knowledge that your work ethic or tenacity has seen you through. It may not have been exciting but you can did it and there’s some satisfaction to be gained from that!

Finally, Temperance brings a sense of peace and balance. It’s Sunday, get outside connect with nature. Do something that restores Harmony to your soul. You know you deserve it!

TEMPERANCE

Rachelle Harris-Milham is a Mother,Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Niece and Cousin. She’s an artist and writer that loves to read Tarot.

Are Tarot Readings accurate?

The other day I was searching my phone for some of my photography, when I stumbled across a screenshot of a tarot spread. Because I don’t usually keep them on my phone I clicked to take a closer look.

Now I don’t generally do readings via text etc. I had obviously taken the time to do an in-depth Reading. As I took a closer look I could see I had written my interpretation of the cards. I’m always doing things I say I won’t and here’s a perfect example. I don’t like ‘predicting’ I’m not a mystic (although if I say so myself I do love that stereotype and would love to own a crystal ball). I read cards, what’s the difference? I hear you say! I see my purpose as to offer guidance and support in terms of how the card’s flow, energy and interconnection to each other. I have, however, learned there often is a predictive element to the read, but that’s not my focus and if I read for you it shouldn’t be yours either. Remember, it’s the journey not the destination and the soul’s lessons aren’t always pleasant.

I’m often clear and always say, I can’t see the future, after all I’m not clairvoyant.

On this occasion, the person was known to me, and so I attempted to address their concerns as best I could. And if I remember correctly, there was a much wished for desire for a child and they were vexed by no pregnancy. As, I say, I knew this person, but even so, I was clearly uncomfortable at addressing such a question. My comfort level sits with addressing the spiritual aspect. How can you remove your focus from the outcome? How can you feel more content with what you have? That sort of thing. Being a mother of four beautiful girls I can hardly imagine the pain of not fulfilling your desire of completing your family.

Anyway, that was the question, would there be a child soon? And if there was, would it be a girl or boy? Now you can feel that pressure can’t you, I’m a tarot reader, not a fortune teller, I trust what’s laid out in front of me, but I want the information provided to be constructive. If this had been a stranger, or someone I’d never read for, I most certainly would have declined to answer and offered a more holistic approach in terms of how they may manage their anxiety in relation to this.

Anyway, enough of my conflicts. Following the discovery of this old screenshot, I sent it to the said person saying “Wow! Look what I’ve found! What do you think? do you mind me using this for feedback?” My turn for many questions!

This was the layout and my response:

Beyond my comfort level

This is one of the reasons I love Tarot. Despite, using this tool daily, it never fails to amaze me, how accurate it can be. Obviously. At the time of the reading, neither I nor the querrant have any idea how accurate it actually was. Sometimes only time proves that. The response to this is below!

Response

One of my other posts is about which tarot cards can indicate pregnancy. You can carry out your own readings on this matter. I’ll call the Stalk to deliver the news, I don’t want to be involved it’s more than I can cope with!

Rachelle Harris-Milham is a Mother, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Niece and Cousin. She is an artist and writer that loves to read Tarot. You can contact her on rachelle@T4Tarot.com