Tarot Card For The Week Ahead! 2/28-3/6

Happy Sunday Friends!

I cannot believe another month has literally flown by.  Hopefully you all are feeling re-energized after last Mondays Full Moon!

For this weeks Card pull, I have used the Celestial Tarot deck.  I really love this deck for it’s simplicity, yet impeccable attention to details.  The card I have pulled this morning is a Major Arcana, which I have discussed in the past.  This means it’s Major Energy, very important & usually felt at a higher scale. The card is number Six (6) of the Major Arcana, the Lovers.

As a Number Six (6), the Lovers is all about balance, cooperation & duality.  Harmony & pleasure.  Connection.  This card is ruled by the Astrological Sign of Gemini, the sign of the Twins.  Look at this card, it’s a couple uniting.

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The Lovers is always about Love, but it’s love with a Choice.  It can be platonic, but typically it’s romantic. This is the card that often comes up when two people have found each other at a most inconvenient time.  Perhaps one or both are attached to someone else and the relationship cannot develop.  Perhaps one person is moving cross country the day after they meet this magnificent person, their other half.  Or simply, they have to make a difficult choice to either be together or not be together, and both choices require sacrifice.  No matter what the circumstance under the influence of The Lovers, you can be sure that this person will change your life , for better or worse.

This is the card I often see in a love reading regarding Soul Mates, a Soul Connection.  The two souls recognize each other, the higher self has decided “this is the person”.  BUT- then comes the ego, this is where choice sets in, and more likely than not, the ego will convince the two involved that this just can’t logically happen.  Sadness sets in.  You never meet someone like this again!  Dramatic?  Maybe, but that is the influence of this card :)

This card is here to remind us that love is never easy.  Love is inconvenient and messy at times.  But if you let it, it can change your life.

If you are attached, this week you will be feeling extra lovey-dovey with your other half. Reassure your partner of the tremendous love you feel for them.  If single, do not be surprised if you meet someone unexpectedly that makes you say “wow”.  The Lovers is all about choice & possibility.  Take a chance.

In regards to friendship, we all have those friends we just “click” with.  The ones we can always be ourselves with, not having to speak to even know what the other is thinking/feeling. This also falls under the influence of The Lovers.   Let’s thank those friends for being in our lives!  It truly is a gift to have connections like these.  After all-life, love & friendship are all about connections, and this week all strong connections are highlighted.

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Love & Light,

Lisa

 

 

A Deeper Look At Intuition: How To Distinguish & Develop

Hi Everyone!

I often receive emails with questions like this: “I know I have a really strong intuition, but how can I make it stronger, how can I develop it”?  Or questions along the lines of: “Whenever I don’t trust that nagging feeling, I end up disappointed. How can I learn to trust those feelings”?  Today I will address these questions & more….

Remember: our intuition is a muscle, and the more we work it out the stronger it becomes!

First & Foremost , what is Intuition? The textbook definition of intuition is-  a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.

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Yes- I agree with this, and is how I would describe my feelings.  It’s an unconscious “knowing”.  

Intuition is an inner knowing,  a vision, our gut.  This is where our sixth sense resides.  You know, you instantly meet someone that everyone else seems to love , but your stomach drops and you feel sick.  You find out months later that this person has been arrested for something heinous. Your intuition was speaking to you when you first met this person. (This happened to me). I was questioned afterwards about it by someone close to the person that knew me as well  “but how did you know”?  My answer? “I just knew, I felt it”.  And I am certain that many of you have had this type of scenario happen.  Our internal compass is always scanning  whether we are aware of this or not.  Sure, some of us are much more conscious and tapped in, but still, we have all experienced one way or another, the magic of our gut feeling(s).

When people come to me for a session and they are in the process of making a big decision, the first thing I say to them is that they already know, somewhere deep down what the best thing to do for them would be.  They usually look at me like I’m crazy , probably thinking  then why the heck did I come to see you?  

First, I would like to talk about FEAR.  It is important to recognize the role that FEAR can play in blocking intuitive nudges & premonitions.  Often times, our nerves are already shot- so if we are nervous about an event we have to go to for example, than that’s normal.  But if we have an inexplicable feeling that something bad will happen at this event, and we feel it, this can be our intuition talking.  So here’s the question: how do we discern between FEAR & reliable intuitive information?

I will break it down as best as I can:

Signs of irrational FEAR VS. Signs of reliable intuitive information/premonitions

FEAR- feeling highly emotionally charged (jumpy & anxious, like you have had too much coffee)

INTUITION- information is conveyed to you unemotionally, more factual & neutral (most of the time out of left field)

FEAR- the feelings are cruel & delusional by content

INTUITION- feels more compassionate, gentle & affirming

FEAR just does not feel centered or “on target”

INTUITION- feels right in your gut

FEAR- reflecting something psychologically wounding from your past

INTUITION- gives a clean, clear impression that is “seen” and then felt

FEAR- does not feel centered, and like it can be put into proper perspective

INTUITION- typically feels detached, and like you are in a theatre watching a movie

Hopefully, the above has you shaking your head in agreement  and understanding what it is I am trying to convey.

Moving on– so how can we develop our intuition to learn to trust it more?

1).  Meditate- the more you learn to be still, to quiet your mind from all of the external & internal clutter we have going on, the more accurate your intuitive insights will be.  Even 10 minutes a day will help.  The key to increasing your intuitive awareness is to stay very present.  Intuition lives in the present.  (I cannot even begin to tell you how meditation has change my life & intuitive world).

2). Play the “yes/no” game with a friend- seriously.  Have a friend ask you random questions, and right off the cuff without giving it any thought choose the answer and have him/her write it down. Make sure they are asking you questions that you don’t know the answer to.  You can also use the “red light green light ” method instead of yes/no.  While they are asking the question picture the red light for no (stop) or the green light for yes (go). It is pretty neat to watch the colors shift in your minds eye.

3). Pick up a pack of Oracle Cards and offer blind readings-  for this , I don’t recommend Tarot, unless you have previous experience with it.  Go with an oracle that has more literal messages, such as Doreen Virtue Angel Cards.  Start with one card readings and write down your interpretation.  See how it pans out.  Then move on to three card readings.

4). Have readings by professional intuitives (like me ) :)   Seriously though- this will help you to see how others tap in.  Before I conduct my sessions I have my little practices that I follow. Most professionals do, it is how we access our information from our highest place.  Seeing how others do it can give you some fresh new ideas that resonate with you.

Those are just a few ways to develop your intuition further. But most important to mention is –  when you are not in a great place emotionally, your intuition may not be the most reliable, so make sure you REST & TAKE CARE.   Remember: this is where that FEAR comes in.

I hope you found this information useful!

To schedule an Intuitive Reading, Contact me Here

Love & Light,

Lisa

 

Card For The Week of 2/21-2/28

Happy Sunday!  It’s that time for the card  of the week!

Sidenote: As I posted last week, we have a Full Moon in Virgo tomorrow!  Interestingly enough, look at the large Full Moon image on the card I have pulled for us.   Please read the post below this one , but Full Moon energy is awesomely intense.

Onto our card ….for this weeks pull, I have used the Sun & Moon Tarot deck.  As I have mentioned, each week I will change decks, dependent on which one I am intuitively pulled to.

Two Of Cups

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At Its Best: Bonding, Love, Intimacy, Partnership, Infatuation

At Its Worst: Obsession, Missed Connection, Unrequited Love, Loss of Intimacy

The Two Of Cups is a beautiful card. The Two’s in Tarot & numerology (2’s) always represent bonds, reunions, connections, partnerships of all kinds including  platonic, romantic and even business.  The bottom line is that it is all about connection and balance. 

The Suit of Cups in the Tarot represents our emotional world, that which touches our heart and soul.  So this week will be all about our bonds with others, our most intimate relationships, including the one we have with ourself.  (I always mention this because we are nothing without self love).

If this sounds oddly familiar, you may remember from last week that the Full Moon is falling on 2/22!  Make no mistake, this is not a coincidence that I have pulled the Two of Cups today.  The Moon in astrology also governs our emotions, hence the Cups.  The synchronicity of it all always makes me smile :)

SO what is the Two of Cups here to tell us?  Well, the focus will be on our relationships this week.  We will be feeling our connections more deeply.  If you are in a committed relationship and things are going really well, expect to feel an even more intense bond to you partner.  Likewise, if things are not going so well and there is a bit of strife, expect everything to boil over this week, and resolution to conflict is likely with a heart-to-heart.

You may find under this weeks influence, you are mulling over your relationship with your best friend and realizing that there is a bit of an imbalance going on and you feel the need to set the record straight.  DO IT!  It will all go well, and any misunderstandings shall pass.

Your business partner needs to hear how much you appreciate him/her, so tell them.

You have been burning the candle at both ends and are in DESPERATE need of Yoga and a Massage- so go and pamper yourself!  You get the idea…..now is the time to highlight our important relationships and ask ourselves: “What’s really going on”?  “How am I truly feeling”?  And with that, embrace what comes next….it’s all about connection!

If you have pressing relationship questions/concerns, contact me to schedule a session. Together we can explore whats really going on.

Love & Light,

Lisa

 

Full Moon In Virgo Monday February 22nd! Don’t Keep Calm & Release Your Anger

YIKES!

So this explains the irritability I’ve been feeling this past week.  I am sure many of you have been feeling this as well.   Whether you believe it or not, the moon has A LOT to do with it.

At the Full Moon, the energy is powerful and intense. This surge enables you to take action, especially in regards to the New Moon intentions you may have made two weeks prior. This is a perfect time for releasing something that no longer serves you; or letting go of something that you no longer need in your life; or an opportunity to let go of an aspect of yourself that you have outgrown.

A Full Moon always focuses our attention on our relationships of all kinds. Now is the time to take an objective and balanced look at all of our relationships.  Particularly, our relationship with the most important person: ourself!  Establishing a new rhythm and order is the name of the game under this Full Moon on 2/22.  Virgo’s are known for order and organization in all areas.

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Side note- interestingly enough, the number two (2) in tarot/numerology represents balance, choices, partnerships of all kinds,insight and bonding.  So likewise, this is all a part of the energy swirling around this Full Moon, as it falls on 2/22.  Make no mistake, that is no coincidence!

Every full moon represents an energetic peak.  This peak always shines a powerful light on whatever it is that is coming full circle in our life.  So all of those small details that Virgo’s are known for , all of those little things are really adding up and the spotlight is on them during this time.  Expect to “let loose” some of your bottled up emotion, particularly, anger. And this is perfectly ok, as long as you don’t deliberately hurt anyone in the process.

Like all other Full Moons, this is a time when realizations and manifestations are highlighted, and the time for cleansing and purging is at the forefront.  

Remember: New Moons are the beginning of the cycle and Full Moons are for release

Those that will feel this Full Moon the most are Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) or anyone with a lot of Earth ,especially Virgo, in their chart.

To schedule a Psychic Full Moon Reading, particularly if you need cleansing,contact me

Love & Light,

Lisa

 

Our Card For The Week Ahead- 2/14-2/21

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

I’ve never really been big on V-day.  I mean, it’s just another day, IMO.  We should always value and honor the ones we love, who needs a holiday to prove that?  Having said that, I don’t begrudge those that celebrate it!!

For this weeks card pull, I have used one of my favorite decks that I received as a gift around the time of Halloween from a dear friend (Thanks Jen )!  I love the imagery on the cards, and it’s SUPER FUNKY , right up my alley!  It’s called “Steampunk Tarot”.  I mean c’mon, even the name is cool :)

One other tidbit worth mentioning, I have pulled the Six Of Cups in the past using the Rider Waite Deck for the card of the week.  As this is a totally different deck with totally different energy, I am writing about the Six of Cups again.  For those of you that have had a reading with me, you know that my readings are more of a psychic nature, not so much Tarot.  SO – I read this Six of Cups a little differently than the Rider Waite deck, but basically, the meanings are of the same caliber.  If you didn’t catch it by now, the card of the week is : The Six Of Cups :)

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Keywords: Admirer, New, Sweet, Romantic, Receiving a Gift, Soul Mate

Flipside: Immature, Too Persistent, Stalker, Unrealistic Expectations

If you see the card above, the gentleman is handing the lady a bouquet of flowers.  She looks surprised, this is unexpected. By the look on his face, this is something he has been thinking about for quite some time.

This week, expect the unexpected.  If it does not happen on Valentines day, it does not mean it will not happen this week!

A gift may be coming your way , from an admirer or a friend.  This may or may not be what you were hoping to receive and by whom you were hoping to receive it from.

This could come from somewhere/someone totally unexpected.  Whatever the case may be, be sure to thank the universe, appreciate the kindness, and feel blessed by this gift. It takes a lot for people to put themselves out there.  This is the universe reminding you that you are worthy of  all the blessings that life has to offer.

If you have been thinking of someone lately, why not send them a little note or a gift?  Let them know that you feel that they are worthy.  We all need to hear that once in awhile, no one is above that!  I make it a point to tell those I love how much they mean to me quite often, probably to the point of annoyance, but you know what? It makes me feel blessed that I don’t have a hard time expressing my emotions, and in turn , I am blessing them.

So this week, go ahead and tell those you love how much they mean to you!  Likewise, expect to be blessed as well.

Love & Light,

Lisa

 

 

 

 

How to Cleanse & Smudge with Sage (And why you should)

Happy Wednesday!

I am bumping up this post, because I have been discussing it quite a bit lately.  An oldie but a goodie :)

Recently I have been encountering clients that are unfamiliar with the practice of smudging (or saging, as I call it, ) so I decided to write about this topic today :)

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First let’s talk about why you should sage.

Burning sage is one of the oldest and purest methods of cleansing a person, group of people or space. While Native American sage burning is the most commonly recognized form of it today, it has nevertheless been a shared practice in other cultures too. I prefer White Sage which you should be able to purchase at any new age shop, online, or even our local Whole Foods has it.
(There is a great online store where I purchase mine, called Shaman’s Market. It is the most authentic & powerful I have found.)

Sage burning cleansing rituals can be as elaborate or as simple as you want them to be, but it’s of the highest importance that your intention be clear before you begin. If you are burning sage to purify a space, or a person (even yourself) then this needs to be clearly planted in your mind before you the light the sage, and while taking the smoke around a home, or through a space. It’s also a great idea to sage a new piece of jewelry after purchase so that the only energy on it is yours. As you can tell, I am a bit sage happy!!

I light sage before and after reading for any client. I set my intention before to clear myself for the reading, and then after to clear the space and myself of the previous clients energy, getting ready for the next client. I also sage my cards & crystals after each use. Once a week, and often daily, I go through my home saging all of the corners in each room. Extreme? Maybe, but the space & me always feel lighter afterwards. After you light the sage, be careful not to breathe it in directly & remember: A little bit goes a long way, you don’t want to smoke yourself out!

Clear your mind as you walk through your space with the sage and allow your intuition to guide you to the areas that need the most cleansing. This will mostly be the areas with the heaviest foot traffic i.e.- the front doorway , your sleeping & working areas, etc…. like I mentioned earlier once a week is perfect but feel free to do it more than that. And those are the basics! Pretty simple practice yet highly effective. Please leave any questions, comments or concerns below.

Love & Light!
Lisa

Card Of The Week- 2/7-2/14

Happy Super Bowl Sunday :)

I am not into football, but know a lot of you are, so enjoy the day!  Eat, drink & be merry…

For those new to the blog, every Sunday I pull a card for the upcoming week.  I will be using a different deck each week, because you know, I have about 100 different decks!   I post the deck & the card and explain the energy behind it…it’s up to you to apply it to your world.  Enjoy!

Our card for this week  is from the beautiful deck by Ciro Marchetti, called “Tarot Of Dreams”.

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Number Sixteen (XVI) of The Major Arcana…..The Tower.  The Tower is also ruled by the Planet Mars, which is all about force & energy.

Keywords: Upheaval, Disaster, Unforeseen, Sudden Change

Flipside: Fear of Change, Narrowly Escaping Catastrophe

Ah, the Tower.  How I LOVE this card.

A lot of people dread seeing this card in a reading.  I have come to love it.  Some of our biggest growth comes from unforeseen changes, being blindsided, and basically being FORCED by the Universe to make changes...would we make those changes otherwise?  Probably not.  Change is scary, plain & simple.

The Tower is here this week to remind us all not to get too complacent, too comfortable with the way things are.  Because in an instant, that lightning bolt can strike and foundations can crumble to the ground.  That does not mean literally this will happen, but it’s a nice reminder not to take anything for granted, both good & bad.  It can happen in an instant, in a flash everything changes.  (This could be mental & not physical so please don’t take this negatively, or think something bad will happen!  That is NOT what I am implying.)

If you are avoiding taking action in a specific area of your life due to fear or apathy, don’t be surprised if this week the Universe steps in and shakes things up!  You may get a welcome (or unwelcome ) surprise that forces your hand.

You may also have an epiphany, where certain things are coming to light, causing you to totally change your perceptions of certain people and/or situations.  Embrace this!  Even if painful, growth will follow.

Now of course the Tower can literally be referring to being completely blindsided by the winning team after tonights game….it’s a matter of perspective my friends 😉

If you’d like to explore the changes you are going through in depth, then contact me here to schedule a session 

Love & Light,

Lisa