May: The month ahead. A spectacular shift and all empowering creation. Something exciting is happening!

I had an unplanned hiatus. No emergencies, no health issues, no holidays. Tarot being integral to my daily world unexpectedly slipped away. It made room for a few more personal readings and what seems like a necessary break from routine, and who doesn’t need that in their life? This morning I picked up the decks and rather belatedly pulled May’s cards. Coffee close by here’s what I drew!

The overall energy was that of collaboration from the Art of Manifestation deck. It’s ok to work together with others this month, it’s ok to take advice, in fact it is particularly beneficial in May. It may be close ties had been previously tainted but now there’s an opportunity to reflect on this and how you can begin to work together for the benefit of those immediately involved, but also the ripples of this collaboration will positively enhance the lives of others around too! Let’s take a closer look.

#The Seven of Cups may have you feeling as though options are many, perhaps there’s a sense of overwhelm. ‘Do I go this way? Do I take this job? Or that one? Or that way?’ This is the ‘that side’ of this card in the deck… (If that sounded difficult to say or read it was!). The man has ended up in murky water he should seek assistance or advice not be too proud to ask. Others may hold the expertise as to which cup to take and what may be right for him.

#strength Ah I see … You may be fearing you don’t have what it takes. Perhaps your feel inadequate or don’t want to appear egotistical. It is time to seek the opinion of good guidance (a mentor maybe) to give an unbiased view. I’m sure they will tell you that you have exactly what it takes. Dust off that confidence and quietly but powerfully assume leadership.

#fiveofpentacles #sixofcups These cards are absolutely screaming ‘get assistance’. Work with others, there are people who have just the right knowledge, just the right skillset and know the right people. Maybe you are even that person for someone else. Don’t be distracted by your own insecurity. It’s time to pay attention to all the areas of your life or project. There’s some mutual benefit in this project/experience.

Once we’ve put aside the thought that seeking involvement of others may reduce our achievement, we see the spread suggest that it’s time to free ourselves from a restrictive thought process and like the #fool have faith and step forward knowing our future is taken care of. The serendipity of the fool ensures that each step adds to his wisdom. Be bold. Be fearless. Be great!

This foolish freedom is key to the next phase. How interesting I found it, that in this spread the #wheeloffortune is directly above the Magician who is present in both cards. Numerically ten and One … Powerful circles of Manifestation and completion and powerful beginnings. If you aren’t feeling the trembling of anticipation you absolutely should be! From this point on the next seven cards are truly inspiring. I would love to know what big dreams you are cooking up! #Theknightofwands is that firecracker he’s passionate, purposeful and has a mission. Of course, no mission is without it’s obstacles but the #twoofpentacles is good at juggling, keeping things afloat. You are more than capable of managing competing priorities and if relevant the finances required.

The final line of the spread brings us more Wands fire more manifestation and more learning. You are laying the foundation for further stability. #thequeenofwand is charismatic, full of business acumen. She is full of magical energy and is the essence of getting results. Look who she’s sat next to here! #themagician . I challenge you not to be jumping out of your seat. I can not promise that you will see the results this month but Wow…Wow… Wow you (sure as the sun shines) are in your element by the end of the month. If you don’t attract the assistance you need to or deliver the results desired I will be amazed!

#thefourofpentacles #Thehierophant both cards indicating structure, knowledge stability. By the close of this month you should be well set on your path. Your direction should be clear. You should have the necessary information and team around you. If you still aren’t believing this, Then go back, pick up the flame of your inner guidance and passion. Reconnect with your inner truth because it’s there, at your fingertips. Sense it, taste it, act upon it. It starts with the visualisation.

Have a fabulous Month. Sending love ♥️

13-19th March 2022

I’m getting a sense that there’s a need to release or express emotion this week.  The Knight of Swords  could have you wanting to rush in with action.  Are you feeling injustice? I don’t know about you but I am certainly heartbroken by a lot of the injustices happening in the world at this time.  Whether this is on a personal level or wider viewpoint you could be finding your emotions are strongly stirred. Disharmony, is likely to be close by. The Two of Cups reversed is ructions in business and relationships, or as we see polital upset.  Apologies seem few and far between.  The Page of Cups reversed cautions us against conflict.  No matter who is in the wrong, we can make a difference.  Reach out try to establish connections and heal intricate relationships.  The page turns into the Knight of Cups.  He’s the dreamer, the sweet idealistic human.  His actions and intentions may be misunderstood by others, not that he cares what others think of him.  What’s important is the truth and integrity.  That’s what he values.  This week, if you’re wondering, what you can do? Offer friendship, assistance and help.  Offer those things honestly with commitment.  The value of which, may only be quantified much later down the line.   The Queen of Swords uses her intelligence wisely and with intent.  Logic and rules are her gift.  Her mind is sharp and she has a way to see things clearly.  This Queen will not tolerate deception her focus is on making something happen.  Just as well she shows herself this week, as you may need her traits to see through the muddle and confusion (Two of Pentacles reversed).  In cases of all kinds of crisis find calm.

Finally, we have the Four of Cups reversed.  If you are finding yourself in your own personal despair this week, or feeling helpless at world events look further than right in front of you.  Make a choice to act with purpose, because when you do you choose new possibilities that bring a new sense of hope.

The week Ahead 6-12th March: Pause, re-energise and clear your head

Oh my goodness. Hold tight my loves! Looks like there was something that’s coming to a close. It hurt! But you’ve healed don’t loose hope though, after all even when The Star’s reversed there is so much to look forward to.

The dynamic duo The King and Queen of Swords show their faces or more likely speak up. This couple are vocal! Could be legal matters are being dealt with, negotiations. I feel a little stressed seeing this, so hope you clear you head and deal with the matters in hand. It can be challenging but both these court cards have the mental agility. If it’s you dealing with legalities you’ve got the right people around you. When the ten of swords appears it feels like a betrayal of some kind. Ouch. But as ever you know where you stand now and so can work on your strategy.

Four of cups has you pondering on which option to choose. There is one you have yet to notice. Look,…! There’s a chance you are trying to put everyone elses priorities equal or ahead of your own. The Empress reversed is a sign you may be all out of energy. To unblock your creative thought processes, take a step back, pause, reassess. Looks like what you’ve been through has been quite something. Regain your balance and then the options ahead may seem quite different. It’s all about what your vision is for you.

March 2022

Enchanted is the central energy of March. Wonderment, the pathway to a ‘nother world or dimension. A time to feel a little more ‘in awe’ of the world around us as we may have done through child’s eyes.

The Six of Cups shares that childlike energy. It’s a card of emotional nostalgia. Perhaps you are touching base with some of the things that brought you joy from your childhood? It’s likely there’s some memory has rooted in your heart. You want to carry this with you or weave it into your emotional life. The Eight of Cups, Ace of Cups and Knight of Wands are all reversed and to me this is an inner dialogue. Is something being held back due to nostalgic pangs or are your craving some essense from years gone by? Are you convincing yourself that life is different and the things you wanted all that time ago no longer fit into your adult world? Have you convinced yourself that you don’t need to take action towards that anymore, after all it’s just a childish dream?

I don’t think it is? Can you feel some semblance of imbalance? Temperance too is reversed so this self perpetuated dialogue is there for a reason. Interrupting your mature thought processes for a reason.

Bang in the middle of March’s spread are two more sixes (we have all four this month) The Six of Pentacles and The Six of Wands. I feel that these sixes are showing that even if there’s a sense of discomfort or imbalance or desire to return to simpler times, you don’t need to fret. The central line is completed by The King of Pentacles meaning you are well on the way to have a far more stable life than you perhaps feel. Certainly the King denotes financial security as well as leadership qualities. Although we later see the Six of Wands reversed and it could indicate a reluctance to leave things behind, l get the sense this month, it’s more about integrating things that have sentimental value to you, into your everyday world. The Magician is your creative power. Your ability to alchemically blend all elements. What are you putting together? I’m not sure, but you should find any fears surrounding this are releasing and you’re ready to reintroduce something you believed was no longer meant to be in your life today. The result is Five of Cups reversed whatever you are doing this month will bring cohesive emotional support. It will feel familiar. It will feel good and it will leave you feeling enchantment. What a nice way to spend March!

Belated week ahead 20-26 February

One of my daughter’s drew these cards for the week ahead, while I was away . The central energy is all about your calling. Your life’s purpose. Something this week may have you champing at the bit to align your life with meaning. Are you burdoned by those Ten of Wands.? Shouldering more than your fair share? If you are aligned with your calling those responsibilities don’t feel as burdonsome. It’s time to delegate or drop tasks that have (upon closer inspection) actually become habit but have no basis or relevance to your current world or where you actually want to be.

You may then, as a result of this realisation find yourself going off in search of what’s missing (Eight of Cups). That something is likely to have an emotional resonance. Here, midweek, The Emperor makes it clear you can take the lead. It’s ok to step up to the plate and create the masterpiece you are meant to create. Of course, you may have to hone a few skills. The Emperor always has a strategy. The Five of Wands in this reading, is about rising to your own challenges. Maybe this is outside of your comfort zone, maybe the thought of it makes you want to stick with what you’re doing, but I’m here to tell you that nothing good comes without effort. Those ‘burdons’ mentioned earlier or things that are no longer needed, have to be put aside in order for you to focus on this new way of living, your new calling, the thing that brings you personal fulfilment. Currently, the imbalance has you paused (two of Pentacles reversed). There may be some concern about juggling finances but I feel it’s more about prioritisation of focus. The Knight of Wands reversed gives me that sense of hesitation. A reluctance to make your move… But why? Look ahead at The Star, this new path leads the way to your fulfilment. Not only that (as if that’s just a small thing?!) But also along the way you will find healing, perhaps one of your fears about stepping forward towards this purpose is past failure…but don’t worry following that guiding star will ensure you pass the obstacles and reach your goal.

The Week Ahead: 13 -19 February 2022 – Stay in tune with your emotional vision.

This week’s central energy is all about your vision for your life! The Five of Cups could have you feeling a bit like you’re lacking something? When we start feeling this way we need a quick rain check. In the traditional version of this card we see the figure dwelling on his two spilt cups despite the fact he still has three full. In this card there’s a gorgeous orange sun on this horizon. It could be setting or it could be rising… No matter which way you view it, it certainly is something to enjoy in the present. Personally, in this reading, I view it as the new dawn, … something beautiful to look forward to … something you’ve visualised and feel is beneficial.

The Empress makes an appearance this week. Find ways to feel good in yourself. We see her now sat in front of that very same orange sunrise and what a sight! A little more time has passed and she knows her value. She is nourishing her dreams. The land around her is fertile and she holds a pomegranate in her hand (the connection to beyond this world). This is a sign to keep making your way through the abundant landscape towards what you want to see while soaking up all that is yours in this moment.

The Hanged Man reversed tells you that you’ve contemplated long enough. Keep with the active meditation and visualisation. Next to the Page of Cups reversed (Princess in this deck) it may be that you are waiting to hear from someone. Perhaps waiting on an answer that you feel will make some sort of difference to the outcome you desire. This may or may not be forthcoming but with the Justice card next to the page there is conversation or outcome looming and it will be the right one, in the sense that everything will find it’s balance. If you’ve been busy mastering a craft or skill the Eight of of Cups reversed reminds you are safe to not obsess over the details this vision is a broad one. Details can come later. Have a general feeling, the specifics can come later. We end the week with emotional clarity. The King of Cups has me feeling that your focus will be on how you feel about things. That emotional discernment is real and perhaps you have mastered the art of feeling extreme emotion without acting it out immediately. It’s likely this week you will get a sense of balance no matter what is going on around you. You’re balanced and in control of your inner world and that should feel good and when we feel good, good things happen!

The Week Ahead: 6-12 February 2022.. A new adventure helping you be the person you’re meant to be

This week we should be welcoming in new things. The Death card is the central energy which is that shift from one thing stage to another. Wanting to get rid of some sort of energy or things? The easiest way to do this is to make more space for the things you do want. Not only do you make your present world more enjoyable but you naturally focus on what you want in your life, which then naturally attracts the very same. Tweak your habits this week or if necessary radically change them. Book yourself onto that course. Open up more conversations for better connections. Try that thing you’ve always wanted to do. Learn more about something that interests you. Whatever is pulling at your heart make room for it. The things you’re not interested in will soon slip by without consciously having to ‘dispose’ of them.

We start the week with the Knight of Swords reversed. Are you having a second thought? Did you make a decision but now think that perhaps you had not considered all the various viewpoints? Maybe you made your mind up yet this week that could be turned on its head. Take an open minded approach and explore all options. Now, what is this thing you’ve had a different thought about? Well only you know that but it seems with the Three of Wands you are now waiting for it to come to you. ….. As if…. As if all you have to do is wait. Have patience yes, but you aren’t just waiting are you? You’ve actually done some of the groundwork haven’t you? You’ve laid the foundation, opened up communication, set the course. This White Rabbit knows there is a window of time and he is actively preparing for the merchant ship to arrive with whatever he had intended. As such re-visit your desires and see if there is anything else you can do practically or energetically.

Justice ensues this week. It absolutely could be a legal judgement going in your favour, but equally so it can be the every day kind of justice. Were you swayed by someone else opinion, that turned out to be unfounded even spiteful? Are you now seeing more clearly? Something you deserve is being set right. It may even just mean that it ‘feels right”. This is the tipping point or the trigger to take action. The King of Wands after all is someone who has had enough of thinking and talking things through. He’s all about the sense of adventure and what adventures are you about to embark on? Well it’s highly personal whether in love, career or finances. It is something you’ve thought about, considered mulled over. It may even be the thing that started this reading (that change of heart) because Judgement is heralding the threshold of this new awakening. The White Rabbit is back blowing the horn! It’s like you’ve had an epiphany! What is about to occur is a gift or an opportunity. This gift or opportunity is making you more rounded, more complete, more abundant and you feel it. In this deck (The Tarot in Wonderland) the author says that the White Rabbit called Alice to the stand ‘to be the person he knew she should be’ and that is the essence of this week’s reading. You are competing to be the best you can be. It’s enlightening. It’s inspiring. You are answering an inner calling and a new way of living and it’s feeling good! You may have tried to resist but it’s so fundamental to your being and who you want to be that you can’t. Well not for long anyway. So while you wait (actively) prepare energetically for this wonderful new phase.

I actually know you are prepared because we end the reading with the Page of Pentacles. Pages are messengers so you’ll hear or say something that confirms and signals to you the direction to take or the time the ship ports! This Page is prepared for anything.

‘Haigha took a large cake out of the bag, and gave it to Alice to hold, while he got out a dish and carving-knife. How they all came out of it Alice couldn’t guess. It was just like a conjuring-trick, she thought‘.

You may have taken a while, just like this page but the pay off is stability. This page has a little of all the other suits making him Extremely adaptable. He takes action, he anticipates and problem solves and he considers others. What a fabulous wealth of experience you have to carry you off on this new adventure of becoming so much more ‘You’ than you thought you could be.

February 2022 :The Month Ahead –

Well we made it through the first month of the year and February (the month of love is here!) So I took the opportunity to add a Romance Angel card to the general energy reading, because who doesn’t love a bit of love?

Our two oracle cards, Archangel Michael and the romance angel advise that there is nothing to worry about.    If there are things concerning you, know your angelic team, led by Michael are in full protection mode.   Step back and allow them to remove your fears and surround you in white light.  Cord cutting rituals may also be good right at the beginning of the month (the first couple of days) to remove energies that have attached themselves to you.  In questions of love know you have already met the person you seek.  Trust you are about to experience a miracle.

It’s good to see that archangel protection appearing and there may be some tail end energy left from last month’s retrograde reminiscing.  Let’s nip that tendancy in the bud. The weekly reading suggested salt baths and crystal work and I’d support that, shake away the residual effects of stagnation.  

February brings a whole new perspective with The Hanged Man starting us off.  This is the kind of change of perspective you have intentionally. This is the result of that retrograde thinking. You’ve closed off a cycle, wow, was that uncomfortable? Certainly looks that way. The Ten of Swords looks terrifying and just a little OTT if you ask me. Interestingly though, a swan emerges. In myths the swan shapeshifts between swan and human form and as a pair they indicate soul mates (as we know this term doesn’t just incorporate romantic soul ties). Any pain or chaos or drama you have experienced is transformed. You have transformed and, if you are seeking love, you partner is soon to be found. The Eight of Wands tells of fast communication and sure enough we see a couple standing strong side by side. In non-love situations it’s a strong partnership forming. Passion is sparked in all forms The Ace of Wands brings out our creativity, inspiration, passion. A burst of enthusiasm. It’s time to release control and see your new path ahead. You are a visionary not dictator. Remember the checklist in the week ahead reading? Stay focused on your desires and trust that the steps and foundations you are laying will be serving you so so well. Two of Swords reversed helps you see that new perspective and and you are no longer blindfolded or stuck in contemplation.

The Emperor and Queen of Swords of course they could be a couple but I feel they are more likely indication aspects of you. Taking the lead, and responsibility for your future. Acting in integrity, speaking your truth in the best interests of your team, family or loved ones. The best part here is how ready you are to remove those unhelpful defences, they served their purpose but those Three Swords have been there long enough. It may feel odd not having them there. After all we can all become strangely comfortable in our own discomfort. It’s familiar. Something better is waiting for you. No more sleepless nights over below par teamwork or love. With the trust in your angelic team, your ten of cups is closer than you think. Don’t self sabotage. You’ve got this. Trust in your future.

The Week Ahead: 29 January – Feb & A very moon phasey reading … Self care .. Intention setting

Japanese Myth Tarot and Universal Folk Oracle

We start this coming week with the last of the waning moon phase in particular the dark moon which is the last couple of days of this quarter moon. It’s a perfect time to release unwanted emotions. Unsurprisingly, the central theme this week is Healing from the Universal Folk Oracle deck. The advice here is similar to that of a waning moon with self care as a central theme. Take some time to cleanse perhaps with a salt bath or some crystal energy. You could try something such as a bloodstone which is good for purification. I’ve been crazily cleaning my floor the last days so perhaps you’ll have the urge to do an early spring clean and freshen tour living space. Get out the candles, open windows and sage afterwards.

This Japenese Myth deck is new to me. I get the sense it’s not meant to be read using reversals so I placed them in the upright. That said a few were reversed so if I felt particularly called to I e let intuition guide me in that respect.

The Nine of Swords was one of the cards that presented reversed. Take some time to honour your worries, they are signs something isn’t right. If something is keeping you up at night acknowledge your concerns. What can you do to alleviate the stress. Keep a journal by your bed to write anything that needs a practical resolution. I’ve noticed many messages of meditation this week and it could well be helpful to find some cleansing meditational pieces. There’s plenty to choose from and I’ve found particular relaxation with the guided sleep meditations or nature sounds such as running water or birdsong.

Bang on with alignment the energy changes as we move into February. The Chariot is all about willpower and of course the new moon phase is about intention setting. I felt the three of cups in this instance was all about getting together with new people. Taking up invitations. We’ve been in hibernation for long enough now. It’s probably a natural time for you to set out your goals and a fresh new social life may well be among them. I’m a list lover. Your manifestation steps have to include actions, or they are simply wishful thinking. Having a tangible checklist to refer back to is an excellent way to hold yourself accountable to your dreams and desires.

Ace of cups ah this beautifully created card embodies a sense of peace. The dove dives into the cups of overflowing emotional happiness. It looks as though the woman in the card is waiting to catch the pentacle of abundance that is coming her way. You may well be holding on to that feeling (Four of Pentacles). Keen to keep the sense of peace and stability you have created or creating. What centres you? What do you have in you life that you want to keep? What can you do to attract more of that? Next to the Four of Pentacles is the four of Wands an 11:11 vibration. Stability is likely your main aim. Perhaps that essence is the basis of your intention setting this week an urge for self made structure. Emotional stability is a probable desire with all the cups in the the reading. Are you planning a future celebration? The Four of Wands can denote marriages, commitments celebrations. It is often seen as the twin flame energy so a soul connection is felt not necessarily relationship wise but also (I sense) relating to your soul path. Get clear about what makes you happy. I’m sure you are on the right path.

The Ten of Cups confirms this is a week where you are getting ready, to put into place, the basis of the ‘checklist’. It is a pinnacle of contentment. A happy family or team. Stable, secure and everything you need. It all starts this week:. Release your worries. Meditate on what brings you peace, security and happiness. Put that into writing. Cleanse your space. Visualise how it feels to have what you want. Take the steps you can and rest, in full knowledge that you can have it all, it’s in you and for you. Enjoy your intention setting it’s time to soothe your soul.