A Beautiful New Moon In Taurus Today, Bringing In Fresh Energy- A Welcome Change

Today- 4/26 at 8:16 AM EST the New Moon will reside in Taurus.

This is a wonderful New Moon with some extra manifestation-magic!  The Moon likes to be in earthy and stable Taurus as it is in its exaltation (meaning feeling at home) in the sign of the bull- it is quite a comfy place for the watery Moon.  Aside from that, there are no real tricky planetary aspects surrounding this Moon, even better!  This is one of the ‘sweeter’ moons of the year in the respect that it is supporting us in aligning with people of respect and self-love.  People who help us see things from a higher perspective.  Life is not all about things.  It’s more about experience, taking time to stop and appreciate the beauty around us.  This New Moon is all about making your own luck, following your heart, and abundance.

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We spring right into May full of hope and possibility, right along with the slow yet persistent energy of the Taurus New Moon. The month of April has had quite a bit of scattered energy due to all of the retrograde planets we have been experiencing.  The end of this month is bringing in new energy, a breath of fresh air.

This moon is filled with hope, but also reality. Taurus is all about planting seeds in the fertile soil, and then watching patiently as those seeds begin to grow into something stable and tangible.

New Moons are always a time to manifest your desires.  Get clear about your intentions, and the universe will work to conspire in your favor.  *Remember: if you are confused, then the universe responds in kind.  When you are more clear about what it is you wish for, the faster you shall receive.  This is just the law of attraction.   Taurus is a fixed sign, so you should feel much more grounded in your intentions at this time.

Taurus likes slow and steady progress.  Any manifestations made under this New Moon have a level of patience and persistence attached.  At this time, we have a better idea as to who we are, where we are going, and what has been and more importantly, has not been working for us.  With this knowledge, we have a much clearer picture as to where we we would like to be.  Use this New Moon energy wisely- stay grounded, stay loyal and stay true to who you are.   Be patient, be humble and stay very well aware that all good things take time.  As long as you are doing your soul work, and taking the steps no matter how small- you will get to where you wish to be.  Don’t be afraid to do the hard work now as no risk means no reward.

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What to do on the night of the New Moon:  Taurus is ruled by Venus and is all about the five senses: touch, taste, hearing, sight and smell.  If weather permits, go outside and sit down somewhere and unwind, get grounded.  (If you don’t feel like, or are unable to go outside then stay indoors- it works just as well just make sure you are present)!  Put on some light music or nature sounds, light a candle, light some sage, eat a piece of chocolate.  Do something that makes you feel good.  Then just write from the soul: what do you wish to manifest in your life?  Peace?  A new job?  The ability to let go of an old behavior or habit?  A new home with a big yard?  Be descriptive!  There is no right or wrong here.  Take as long as you need.  When you are finished, you can burn it (my preference) or keep it somewhere safe to look at it in the future.  *Then cleanse- a sea salt bath works wonders here, but not necessary.

If you wish to get fancy, you can even use some essential oils and/or crystals.  For essential oils,  Sandalwood is great for opening the third-eye, and Vanilla is very soothing. For crystals, Emerald is my favorite as it’s the birthstone for the month of may, but also a beautiful stone of compassion that represents the heart chakra.  Sodalite is another good one…this pretty blue/white stone is wonderful for expressing yourself as it represents the throat chakra.  Sodalite also aids in opening ones intuition.  Clear Quartz and Hematite are always good stones to have around for grounding and clearing as well.   That’s it!  Happy New Moon and Happy Manifesting!

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It’s Officially Taurus Season! Happy Birthday To My Fellow Bulls

Happy Birthday Taurus!

Today 4/20, lasting until 5/20 is Taurus season, my favorite time of the year for several reasons.  Reason one:  obviously I am a Taurus 😉  Reason two: I just truly love this time of year.  The days are longer, the sun is brighter, the birds seem to chirp louder. Spring has truly spring and it just feels good!

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Taurus ruling symbol is the Bull- and bullheaded Taurus are!   ( I can hear my mothers voice right now what she has said about me since childhood :) “Lisa always does what she wants”)!

*If your rising sign is Taurus or your Moon is in the sign of Taurus a lot of this applies to you as well. To find your chart placements you can use a free service such as www.Astro.com*

As a fixed sign Taurus are very steady and dependable, but also very stubborn!   The element that rules Taurus is Earth, and down-to-earth and logical they are, possessing extreme common sense and rationale.  However, once they are fixated on something just try and change their mind! The bull is obstinate and won’t switch positions quickly or easily.  This sign also has a built in BS detector and are great judges of character.  Taureans seem to operate on one of two speeds: fully charging towards their target, or just simply relaxed. Typically there is no in between.

We are also known for our temper- this sign will take a bunch of Bull-Crap before we blow our top.  But when we do watch out!  The rage comes on quickly, yet subsides just as quickly.  Really though, Taurus have a heart of gold and underneath the tough armor is a person of great strength and character.

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Ruled by the planet of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, Taureans are very earthy and sensual.  This sign loves creature comforts and nature.  Good food, good wine and good loyal company is all Taurus really need to be happy. Notice the emphasis on the word loyal.  That’s another famous Bull trait – loyal to a fault.  You don’t have to worry about this sign turning their back on you. When the chips are down you can always count on the Bull’s in your life to be there for you.

At their worst (yes even us Taurus have our tarnished side 😉 ) we can be lazy, way too stubborn, possessive, indulgent and sometimes greedy and selfish when we want our way!  Due to our role as a fixed sign, we cannot help but to maintain, defend and uphold our positions.  Because of this, we can hold on way too tightly to expired situations and circumstances that are no longer serving us or others.  Fixed signs are always the least welcoming of change!  They are very hesitant to switch away from the tried and true, even to their detriment  ( FYI- other fixed signs are Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius).

 In the Tarot, Taurus rules The Hierophant,-Card Number 5 of The Major Arcana

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As a “5”- this card represents a teacher, a seeker of esoteric wisdom.  Symbolically most experts on the meaning of numbers feel that 5s have a strong feminine side with masculine undertones.  This can definitely be seen here with this card.  *All Tarot cards can represent either sex.

The Hierophant is the archetype of wisdom, a pilar of strength.  This is a wise person, someone who gives very sound advice and is a known counselor.  Tradition is also what the Hierophant is known for.  Spirituality also plays a major role with the presence of the Hierophant.  

When the Hierophant comes up in a Tarot spread to represent a person, know that you are dealing with a wise soul- a person of grace and integrity.  I have seen the Hierophant represent Ministers, Priests and Pastors in readings. Commonly this card represents a Marital Counselor or Psychologist as well, and often times,  a Spiritual Advisor & Healer will be represented by the Hierophant.

Make no mistake that this card is ruled by Taurus.  Taureans from a very young age are often known as “old souls”, and people that give great advice.  Quite a few counselors fall under the sign of the Bull, as Taurus truly love helping people sort out their issues, and in turn, helping them to sort out their own!  Most Taurus are also very traditional, and as much as they like to have fun, playing by the rules is just as essential.

While we are under the influence of this zodiac sign for the upcoming weeks, patience and persistence are the name of the game.  Stay calm and collected, and keep working towards your goals.  More importantly: remember to get out in nature!

Everything should feel a little calmer at this time. Remember though- we are still in some sensitive times astrologically, so try not to let your horns come out prematurely!  It will be easy to get agitated, but try to resist the impulse to lash out.

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Full Moon In Libra- When Luck And Fate Collide! Use The Energy Wisely

Full Moon in Libra tomorrow 4/11 at the wee hours of the morning-2:08 AM, EST.

This moon is a very auspicious and fortunate one!  This is especially so if you are a Libra, your rising sign is Libra or your moon is in the sign of Libra.  This is your moon!  Time to release and realign.

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So, exactly why is this full moon so “lucky”?  It is sitting extremely close (conjunct) to the planet of Jupiter.  Jupiter is the planet of growth, luck, abundance and expansion.  Also fate and chance. The moon conjunct Jupiter in Libra at this time means : people feel good and optimistic.

Chance meetings are likely under this full moon/Jupiter influence-unexpected blessings and forms of abundance coming towards you are no accident!  Opportunity is knocking!

The sign of Libra is ruled by the element of air, which is the mental element.  Find me a Libra that is not logical and practical- go ahead , I dare you 😉  Why am I saying this? Libra needs balance, Libra needs tangible evidence and proof that what you see is what you get.  Under this Libra Full Moon, you need to trust.  You need to have faith.  You need to maintain balance, but above all else you may need to take a chance because luck and fate will collide under this Full Moon influence.  Libra is all about equality so at this time it is wise to try and see the other point(s) of view, rather than only looking through the lens of one scope: yours!

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As this Full Moon is in Libra, it is all about balance!  If the scales are tipped more one way than the other (personal, career, family, etc), then it’s time to bring it all back to a workable place for you.  In order to feel more peaceful and more secure, you will need to ask yourself some honest questions.  This is a great time to be doing this.  Ask yourself: where has all of my attention been focused lately?  Am I feeling grounded?  Am I feeling secure or insecure and how can I attempt to correct this? What area(s) do I need to expend more energy towards?

*This is a very lucky moon with lots of positive energy but you must leave the house and get out there and socialize!  Use this energy wisely- this is a great time to try something new especially if the universe has been subtly (or not so subtly) nudging you along a certain path/direction.

Full Moon energy is very cleansing as it’s a time of reflection and release. Energetically, it purges the soul because the time leading up to and the time of the Full Moon, emotions rise up and surge to the surface to be purged and hopefully healed.  As we move into the next cycle, it’s a great time to write down that what we wish to change, get rid of , and then bring into our lives.  It’s all about the balance!

*Sidenote-  Mercury has gone retrograde as of yesterday 4/9 and will not go direct until 5/3.   But don’t panic!  Just use this time to slow down.  Look at this as a time to reevaluate, reflect, release and realign!  This is actually a gift.

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Uh -Oh- Mercury Is About To Go “Retro”- Along With Venus, Jupiter AND Saturn, OH MY! With Reading..

Happy Saturday!

There’s another cosmic S%&T STORM about to go down, so hang on to your sanity as tight as you can!  For real, it’s not that bad but like I always say- there is always a divine order to the madness and forewarned is forearmed! 😉  As of 4/9, we are under the influence of four retrograde planets!

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Mercury, our planet of communication and ruler of all electronics and travel goes retrograde (backwards) from Taurus to Aries starting 4/9-5/3.  This particular aspect is talked about the most in astrology and for good reason: we all start to notice it’s effects like it or not!  It also happens four times per year.  This is universal, felt by everyone. Basically what this means is that all of the areas that Mercury governs do not play by the normal rules at this time.  So communication, travel, electronics of all forms especially computers, tend to not function optimally at this time and with many snafus occurring .  Mail tends to get delayed or just does not end up at its intended destination!  *Pay extra attention to these areas at this time to avoid any potential turmoil and all should be well. See, not so bad!  Our card and message for the Mercury Retro is the Magician.

                     The Magician is Numero Uno of The Tarot, The Major Arcanamagician

The Magician is ruled by the planet Mercury (HA)!  With this card and the timing of it , under this particular retrograde, communication is the name of the game.  Knowing what to say, how to say it , and when to say it will be the most crucial at this time.  You may find yourself saying things you will wish you can take back if you are not careful.  Truly think before you speak!  Sensitivity is abound  and you do not want to complicate your emotional world.  For some people, you may experience a hoarseness in your throat, with the need to constantly clear it.  This is your throat chakra getting ready to speak some truths- to communicate.  As long as you stay in your light, all will be well.  * The astrological signs that Mercury and the Magician rule are Gemini and Virgo.  

Keep in mind though, we are still in Venus Retrograde until 4/15!  Venus is the planet that rules love and finances (scroll back a few posts and you can read about that). Our card for the time of Venus Retrograde has been and will continue to be, The Empress.

                                         Card Number Three, The Empress                                  Empress

The Empress is all about abundance, bringing things to fruition.  She’s a Goddess, after all.  An earth mama, bringing the spiritual to the physical plane.  The Empress is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and finances.  As we are still under the influence of Venus retrograde, love and money are still under scrutiny.  The Empress is here to ask us: what have we been doing in these areas over the past few weeks?  Have we learned any lessons?  Are we feeling differently?  Ready to make some changes?  Spiritually? Physically?  Emotionally?  She’s here today to bring us the promise of new beginnings, it’s a new season for growth and change.  Once Venus goes back into Pisces, we can breathe a sigh of relief.   Just a few more weeks, 4/15 we are out!  Venus does not like to be in Aries.* The astrological signs that Venus and The Empress rule are Taurus and Libra.  

Saturn – our “teacher” planet, the planet of Karma- is also retrograde beginning 4/6 and lasts all the way until 8/26!   Saturn can really kick some karmic ass and whenever it is retrograde: take heart.  This is a time for deep soul searching.  A time to assess and figure out what needs to change, and implement these changes once Saturn turns direct. Since Saturn is referred to as “Lord Karma”, consider the retro period a double-dose of karma!  Any wrong doings might come back to haunt you, but only if you choose not to learn from them and correct them going forward.  There’s opportunity here for tremendous soul growth by not repeating past patterns and mistakes.  Likewise, with any and all good you do, you may just receive a nice-golden-karma- nugget when Saturn goes direct! Not too shabby, eh?  Our card for the Saturn Retrograde is The Devil.

                                           Card Number Fifteen, The DevilDevil

The Devil is all about the karmic baggage we are carrying around, what we feel tied and bound to.  These can be patterns or physical things, addictions.  As Saturn is the planet of karma and it rules the Devil, need I say more?  During this time of the retrograde, sit back and reflect.  If you are unhappy with yourself or your patterns, under this astrological influence you should be feeling the need to re-evaluate and break the ties that bind you.  You are strong and you are powerful enough to break free.  If there are things you need to say or do, put your thoughts and words into action.  *The astrological sign that Saturn and The Devil rule is Capricorn.

Lastly- we have Jupiter which is also retrograde from 2/7-6/10.  Jupiter is the planet of abundance , expansion and luck.  Fate, if you will.  When Jupiter is retrograde, it urges us to go inward- to seek out our spiritual truths, our philosophies on life and our beliefs.  It is time to find the deeper meaning in all aspects of our lives.  This is a time when we should slow down and take stock.  Once Jupiter goes direct, it’s a better time to take some chances and some risks.  Our card for Jupiter retrograde is The Wheel Of Fortune.

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The Wheel Of Fortune is all about fate. Magic.  The Wheel turns, but where does it stop?  Nobody knows.  Anything can happen under the influence of The Wheel, and also, the influence of Jupiter!  So with Jupiter retrograde anything can happen!  Be prepared for the unexpected as you try and navigate any and all opportunities that come to you at this time.  Do not be hasty!  As long as you are taking the time to really think things through, and identifying your feelings along the way, you will have a more clear perspective on where and how to move forward.  Do not be surprised if opportunities fall in your lap at this time!  Make sure to read the fine print and you will enjoy the benefits of Jupiter.

As I have been telling everyone, we are under some very sensitive times.  It is not selfish to take care of yourself.  If you do not take the time to do self-maintenance, you WILL burn out!  Everyone is feeling pressure in different ways, and trying to be “perfect” will only bring you inner turmoil.  Embrace YOU in all of your messy glory!  

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It’s Aries Season..

Happy Birthday Aries!

Today the Sun leaves the passive and observant sign of Pisces and enters the passionate and courageous sign of Aries.  Aries is a fire sign and is represented by the Ram.  Rams like to move, and move fast- under the Aries influence, there is this feeling of needing to get things done and the drive to be more assertive.  Perfect after the past few months we have been having astrologically!

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Aries is a Cardinal sign-cardinal sign meaning that is an introductory sign to the new season upon us.  *There are four Cardinal signs, one for each element.  Aries is the cardinal sign for the element of fire.  ( Cancer for Water, Libra for Air, and we end with Capricorn for Earth).

Aries begins the Solar Season of Spring.  As a Cardinal Sign, Aries sets things in motion!  Aries is bold,  Aries is brave,  and Aries is a leader.  Most Aries tend to just fall into the role of initiating.  They like to get things done, and have hearts of gold although they are tough as steel and you don’t ever want to cross them!  They are RAMS after all! Ruled by the fiery planet of Mars, they are all about action and are very bold and determined.  Under the time of Aries, action is in store.  The ground shakes beneath us as we find our footing and charge towards our goals.  This meme below is perfect.

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                                      In the Tarot, Aries Rules The Emperor 

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The Emperor is all about controlling his environment, controlling his thoughts, and controlling his emotions.  (The Emperor can also , and often does represent a Woman in a tarot spread.)  *Positive traits of the Emperor are that he is a leader and can always be relied on.  He knows what needs to be done and does so with complete precision. Extremely detail oriented, he tends to be overly critical of even the slightest mess.  On the negative side, The Emperor (and Aries) can appear too bossy and domineering.  It’s “my way or the highway ” with this guy and there may not be a middle ground.  One thing is for certain: you know where you stand!  As a “4”, the Emperor represents foundations and stability.

The time of Aries is all about getting out of your head and moving.  It’s time to initiate all of the new.  Just like Aries, be bold , be brave and be kind.  

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Happy Monday! A Reading For The Week Ahead

Good Morning Friends,

I’ve done a read for the next seven days, using my Thoth Tarot Deck.

                                          From left to right we have:

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Art (Temperance in traditional Tarot), Defeat (Five of Swords in traditional tarot) and Princess of Cups (Page of Cups in traditional tarot)

For the week ahead it is important to keep your cool in the face of adversity.  Things seem hectic, and it may seem like circumstances beyond your control are messing with you-throwing everything out of balance.  You may feel like everyone is out to get you.  Take care: is this all in your mind?  Or is there really someone(s) you need to hash it out with?  The Sun goes into Aries tomorrow, making us all feel a little more active and perhaps aggressive (more on that tomorrow).

There will be a war going on inside of you as you will feel the need for great peace, but this is not possible without communication.  What was once seemingly in balance and in tune suddenly feels anything but, and personal clarity has come.  With that clarity will come the need for confrontation…but make it constructive!  It need not be all fire and strife.  At the end of it all there is love and forgiveness.  Answers are coming.

                                         Overall energy to wrap up the week :

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Who do you need to forgive?  Is it forgiveness of yourself?  Of someone else?  Try and see other point(s) of view before communication can be made.  Ask yourself what these situations are trying to tell you, to teach you.  Remember: how you feel and how you react this week says more about you and your patterns.  Be easy on yourself, but don’t get stepped on.  Be assertive where you need to be, but keep your anger in check. Follow your instincts this week.  

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Full Moon In Earthy And Practical Virgo Today- The Energy For The Week Ahead

Good Morning Friends,

Happy Full Moon in Virgo!  This full moon occurs today at 10:53 AM EST.  Whenever the moon goes into Virgo, we tend to enter warrior mode!  It’s time to get aggressive with ourselves and our goals. Whatever we need to get done , suddenly the engines rev and we desire to get moving again!  This is not such a bad thing, except………

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This full moon sits opposite the Sun in spiritual and dreamy Pisces.  There are also still several planets in Pisces right now, so even though the intention is there to act and move forward, let’s not forget -Pisces likes to stay passive and Venus is retrograde as of eight days ago and still stirring s&^t up!  So expect to have a little anxiety as these two ways of being are at odds with one another!  

Virgo energy is quite calm , realistic , grounded and practical.  Virgo is an Earth sign after all.  However, because we are opposing Pisces at this time and Pisces is super-sensitive and slightly unrealistic, we may feel a bit of anxiety.  As we try to fight the flighty feelings of the Pisces way and get to the more organized and productive way of Virgo, we may experience an internal tug-of-war!  

Under this full moon, you will be feeling the need to address and take care of your physical body, your health habits.  What can you do to positively change the way you function, mind and body?  Want to start a new diet or exercise regime?  Nows the time.   Need to create healthy boundaries?  Again, you will be feeling this need stronger around this time. When we are under Virgo influence, taking care of our physical bodies becomes extremely important. We need to feel functional in all areas.  Virgo energy can be a bit obsessive, and at this time we will feel this way as well.  

There are still wounds that are coming up to the surface to be addressed and healed.  Full Moon energy tends to highlight these areas so take care.  The past two eclipses have been extremely intense for a lot of people.  If you have been affected then you need to do more work on yourself, more soul work.  See what you need to address and release.

There is a lot of clearing and purging of energy taking place at this time. The symptoms that many are experiencing are : cold, flu, headaches and even muscle aches as our emotional and physical bodies are clearing.  Try and stay centered and keep working on your goals and your souls expression.

                                          Reading for the week ahead:

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In light of the Full Moon, I have used my “Sun and Moon” tarot deck today.  From left to right we have The Magician, The Universe (World) and Nine of Swords.…wow. So we have two Major Arcana cards, which always means intensity and karma!  Along with a Swords (mental) card, expect to feel very obsessive over the upcoming week!

The Magician is ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication which also happens to rule Virgo.  The Universe (World ) is ruled by Saturn which is the planet of Karma and often a teacher for us.  Followed by the nine of swords….all mental energy.

This week expect to feel obsessive over the wounds that you have at a soul level.  There will be the desire for communication and action, yet rather than acting, there is a lot of thinking and over-thinking.  Situations will come back around to test us, to test our boundaries or lack there-of.  We tend to be quite hard on ourselves this week as we blame ourselves for everything that we feel is going wrong , or has gone wrong.  Anxiety is bubbling under the surface, although we may not know why.   We only know what we feel and that is confused.  Falling asleep and staying asleep will become a bit of an issue this week as quieting our minds becomes a near impossible task!  This week is not particularly a week for action.  Try and get out of your head and plant both feet on the ground.  Make your plan.  Plot your course, and if you feel you can communicate to others in a loving and non-threatening way, than do so.

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Intuitive Read For Venus Retrograde- What The Energy Of The Next Six Weeks Will Encompass

Another Week & Another Message,

First off, I’d like to share something that I’ve been informed of as of this past friday. To the right of this blog page here you will see an “award badge”.  I was notified that my blog was chosen as a Top 75 Tarot Blog On The Web!  Considering there’s a TON of them, I thought this was kind of cool :) and just wanted to share.

Onto other things….if you did not read the post on Venus Retrograde, please stop and scroll back one post and do so now.

As I was writing the Venus post I felt compelled to stop and do a card pull and an interpretation for this time period coming up.  I’ve pulled the Eight of Swords from the Golden Tarot and from the Angel Romance deck, I pulled “Freedom”.  Naturally as synchronicity would have it, these cards express very similar messages to each other and both fit perfectly with what this Venus Retrograde is all about.

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For this next six-week period the energy we will be experiencing is all about freedom.  Yes, freedom.  Freeing ourselves from that which we feel bound to, stuck. This is about connections and limitations that need to be released in regards to people, places and things.  What are you hanging on to that is no longer feeling good? A lot of the time these are self-imposed “prisons” and as this tarot card is Swords energy (mental) this is all about freeing yourself from you and from the confines of your mind. 

Look at the above image.  Yes the woman is bound and blindfolded, but if you look closely you will see the ropes are loose enough to free herself from. Once she frees herself she is able to take the blindfold off.   That’s right- a lot of the limitations we feel or we think that we are facing are actually placed there by us, and at any time we can choose to free ourselves.  At the very least, we can certainly loosen the binds that tie us.

The reality is, we create or co-create our own “prison”.  We write our own stories and as hard as it may seem we can always redirect our energy to present to us a different outcome.  We can free ourselves from this madness- but first we truly need to look inside as to why things are the way that they are. What have we done to contribute to our current circumstances? This is all relating to once again, love and money.  The relationships we have with both- and how we handle (or do not handle)  situations regarding both areas.

Remember that everyone will be feeling these energies regardless of if they are choosing to acknowledge it or not.  It’s time to really go within and ask yourself some tough questions.  Check in with yourself and make sure you are living in your own truth, whatever that may look and feel like.  Everyone is doing this at this time and on some level.

You can always free yourself one way or another.  It’s time to take back your power and take back control over your own life.  If you are not liking your current story than it’s time to re-write the script.  The power is yours over these next few weeks…..

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Venus Is Retrograde As Of Today 3/4- What This Means And How To Work With It

Happy Saturday!

I wanted to mention that the planet Venus is officially stationed retrograde (backwards) from today 3/4-4/17. This happens once every nineteen (19) months. During this six-week period it is considered to be a very fated time.  Because this time around Venus is not making any major planetary aspects, it actually can be a very lucky time!  The fixed star Alpheratz is the only planetary influence and it is considered to be very lucky in astrology. Basically, any tough aspects surrounding a “normal” retrograde will be softened under this influence- phew!  Venus is the Goddess of love and beauty, after all.

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The planet Venus rules a lot of things, but it’s mainly about love and money.  Particularly at this time, these are the two areas that will be under scrutiny for everyone. You may notice that during this time former situations/people may come back into your life , and money issues may arise to be dealt with.  How do you spend your free time?  How do you spend (or not spend) your money? Who do you spend most of your time with and are you truly happy?  Who and how do you love and is that really working for you?  These are all major questions that will be at the forefront during this six- week period as Venus makes her backwards trek.

As I mentioned above, this is a fated period. Giving and receiving love can be more difficult as you navigate the confines of your own heart and soul.  Old friends or lovers may come back into the picture to help you sort out karmic issues you may have surrounding love and abundance.  The way that you recognize and deal with these topics will most definitely cause you to pause and think.

Relationships started at this time may have a very magical quality to them, and will likely serve some sort of deep purpose.  (This applies to both friendships and love relationships). Just make sure you are not being hasty,  follow your heart but make sure you take your head with you!  This is a time of introspection and reassessment.  Whomever or whatever you are interested in during this time will bring you joy and pleasure if handled properly. Destiny is at work here!  Soul connections can come seemingly out of nowhere. 

Venus does not always have to be about relationships with others, this also speaks about the most major relationship you have- which is relationship to yourself!  First and foremost make sure you are giving yourself the love and affection you deserve!  You can use this time to improve how you feel about yourself, how to love yourself more.  Think about what makes you happy, what you love to do, what makes your soul shine.  Use this time to reflect on patterns you have regarding love and money.  Find the reason(s) for issues in current or past relationships.  Work through them.  This is all Venus Retrograde.

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Be well!

Love & Light,

Lisa

What Really, Is Spirituality?

Spirituality is about being true to your spirit.  Period.  It doesn’t matter what that looks like or feels like to anyone else but you.

A lot of people think that being spiritual means never being in a bad mood, never disliking someone or something, always being “zen”.  Well, that’s BS, simply put.  I saw a quote one time that sums me up (and many of you as well, I’m sure) – ” I am the most zen and the most easily agitated girl you will ever meet”.  Such truth to that!

Being spiritual is about honoring your soul, your needs and your spirit.  It does not matter what that looks like to anyone else, if you do or do not do yoga, if you meditate or not, what religion you follow (if any).  None of that matters. What matters is what that feels like for you.  Always be true to yourself , and doors will open even if some must close first.

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It’s important to note that your soul wants experiences both good and not so good, sometimes downright bad, in order to attract to your physical self for the learning and experience it brings. Sometimes negativity will enter our space in order to teach us, to heal us, to protect us and to help us grow. As I always say, without pain there is no growth.  

We are all spiritual beings.  We are all stardust really, just energy.  We are souls and our bodies are the vehicles.  Every day we connect with others , with their energy.  Sometimes this feels uplifting and sometimes it feels draining.  Pay attention to these feelings and sensations as they hold a key to a piece of your soul.  That which we see in another will always reflect back to us a part of ourselves, good or bad.  When you feel a connection to someone or something, honor it as this to is brought to you for learning.  Perhaps this person or place holds a missing link for you to moving forward.  On the other hand, when you feel particularly drained by a person or a situation do not ignore this.  Take back your power and do not allow these people/situations to have so much power over you.  Look inside to see what this is trying to tell you.

As always, take good care of yourself as we are in very sensitive times.

Also important to note that planet Venus goes retrograde (backwards) on 3/4-4/17.  It’s a very important time.  This is going to cause everyone to examine their most intimate relationships very closely.  More about that later this week……

Love  & Light,

Lisa