Happy Summer Solstice And Happy Birthday Cancer!

Happy Birthday Cancer!  It’s also ‘Officially’ Summer Today- So Happy Summer Solstice!

The Solstice happens today at 12:24 AM, EST.  This is our longest day of the year, and it’s the time when the Sun shines its brightest and moves right into the sign of Cancer.  The Summer Solstice represents a time of fresh starts and new beginnings.

This is a time of transformation.  Deep transformation- stepping into your truth and becoming your true, authentic self.  This does not always feel comfortable, so even though at this time we may be feeling ‘ready’ in several different areas, there still may be a level of fear attached.  We are all being asked to let go and trust.

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Today, 6/21, the Sun shifts from charismatic and lively Gemini into the warm and relaxing sign of Cancer.  The Sun will stay in Cancer until 7/22 .  This shift brings with it a sense of completion. Closing one chapter and finally being ready to write the next one.

*If your rising sign falls in Cancer, this bodes true for you as well.  If your Moon sign is Cancer, this is especially  for you as the moon is our heart and emotion in our chart, and Cancer is ruled by the moon- making you ultra sensitive!  You can find the rest of your chart by using a free service such as www.Astro.com.

The sign of  Cancer falls under the element of water.  The water signs of the zodiac are quite sensitive and mysterious, much like the ocean itself.  These signs are deep-they can either be refreshing, or they can drown you in their depths!  Security is very important to the water signs.  (Pisces and Scorpio are our other two Water signs).

Cancer is the sign of our soul and our emotional well-being.  These people feel more than they think, often leaving them feeling misunderstood.  Emotion rules logic most times with this sign.  As such, at this time of the year, we are likely feeling much more emotional and compassionate.

Cancer is warm, perceptive, protective and wait- oh yeah- sensitive!  Cancers are the nurturers of the zodiac.  They care fiercely about their ‘people’ and are very careful of others feelings, but are even more careful and protective of their own feelings.  When they are angry or feel slighted, this Crab retreats right back into its shell, likely not without striking you first though!

Cancer is a cardinal sign, meaning it’s the introductory sign to its season.  Summer.  The feeling under this zodiac sign is typically warm, calm and inviting.  We feel ‘chill’ under this sign and at home.  You may find yourself in fact, wanting to be nesting more under the sign of cancer than any other time of the year!

The Crab represents the sign of Cancer, and as such,  Cancers can be quite, well, crabby! They cannot really help this as they are ruled by the moon, after all!

Cancer is ruled by the Moon with its ever changing tides.  As the moon shifts into a different sign every two 1/2 days, so do a Cancers moods!  Yes, the crabs can be, and typically are, ever-so- moody.  Often vacillating from happy, to sad, to angry- all within moments!  They can get hurt very easily as well due to their hyper-sensitivity so tread lightly with the crabs in your life.

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Strengths of this sign:  persuasive, imaginative, loyal, emotional, intuitive, sympathetic, artistic

Weaknesses of this sign: moody, pessimistic, insecure, manipulative (usually harmless to get their way), suspicious

Much like the sign of Cancer, under the time of Cancer we are forced to confront what does not work, and try to let go.  This is a difficult feat for most crabs, but necessary.

When the crab does get to the place where ‘enough is enough’, they are very done.  That is how we will feel under this Cancerian influence!  It’s time to clean house with those projects (this can include people) in our lives that we feel are no longer bearing fruit.  As hard as this can be, it is ever so necessary.  As we are all feeling more sensitive and in tune under the sign of cancer as well, (and lets not forget neptune retrograde) it’s important to remain as empathetic as possible not only to others, but most importantly, to ourselves!  Nurture yourself, as you cannot pour from an empty cup.

         In the Tarot, Cancer  rules our Major Arcana card- Number 7- ‘The Chariot’

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Number Seven , also representative of our seventh month, July.  The time of Cancer.

The Chariot is moving, but moving at a controlled pace.  The Chariot knows that slow and steady wins the race.  In order to achieve full progress, you must not go full steam ahead at this time.  Take the time to move slowly, assess your surroundings, and be careful not to make any rash moves.  The end of a cycle is near, and a new turning point is about to begin.  Take the time to absorb everything while making big decisions and changes.  See the big picture as the universe is truly supporting you and wants you to succeed.

You are that much closer to achieving your goal(s), to getting what you want.  There might be a bit of a struggle to get there, you may have to fall down a few times, but you will get there!  Victory after some strife, uncertainties will lift.  Emotionally, all is well under the time of cancer- surrender and acceptance are the name of the game.

We are under some heavy times energetically, and a lot of you have been writing to me about how you are feeling, trying to process it all.  Just know that you are not losing it! There is a lot going on ‘out there’ and guess what?  It will and it does affect you on the soul level.  The more sensitive you are the more you will feel this!  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you feel you need another ‘tune-up’ or if you have questions.

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Neptune- The Planet Of Intuition, The Mystical- She Goes Retrograde (Backwards) Today! What You Need To Know…

Good Morning My Friends,

Neptune will be retrograde from today, 6/16-11/22/17.  That’s a pretty decent amount of time (half the year): what you need to know….

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Ah, Neptune- the planet of ‘the mystic’.  Neptune rules the sign of Pisces and is inspirational, spiritual, psychically receptive, highly sensitive- subtle energies, what’s beneath the surface. However, there’s a lot of illusion and confusion with Neptune and it can feel quite still and ‘odd’ under this influence.

Important to mention:  most artists of all kinds and highly sensitive,  psychic people have prominent Neptune in their charts.  Neptune also rules the 12th house in astrology- the hidden house, the karmic house.  Mystical and magical- these people are visionaries and always possess some sort of artistic gift whether physically (i.e drawing, acting, painting) or psychically (tarot, astrology, reiki, spiritual counseling).

When Neptune is moving at it’s typical pace throughout the cosmos, we tend to see more clearly in most areas of life.  While there will be intervals where Neptune and her illusions are felt more strongly, for the most part, we are all functioning under some sort of reality (while it’s direct).  Now, when Neptune begins its retrograde (backwards) trek?  Think again.  We are under the spell beginning today!

We are all more open to the realm of intuition at this time.  Our psychic impressions are likely to be much more intense, dreams more vivid.  The more sensitive and empathic you are, the more you will notice this.  Keep a notebook next to your bed.  Write down all of your dreams during the retrograde period, as you will see in time when you look back, you were having premonitions.  Very common under Neptune Retrograde.  I could write a book on my dreams!

As Neptune rules the mystical side of life, that which cannot necessarily be seen but will always be felt, it is extremely important to pay close attention to all of the ‘signs’ that come across your path.  You will be receiving a lot of spiritual downloads,  a lot of synchronicity.   It’s a time to trust the information you are receiving.  A time to go within.  To Reflect.  To connect with spirit, pray, meditate.  Most importantly, trust the information you receive psychically.  It can and will feel ‘otherworldly’ at this time. Again, those that connect naturally will enjoy this energy as psychic energy is ramped up big-time with Neptune in this position.

During this time as our perceptions are more acute, meditation and grounding are essential so that you can stay rooted in your body and see the big picture- and see it clearly.  It’s extremely important to listen more to the ‘inner-voice’, the guidance of your soul (intuition) during this time.  Talk about what you are feeling, sensing and absorbing because this aspect of Neptune can really give already sensitive souls severe psychic overload.  

Remember heightened sensitivity can be both an asset and a liability!  

*Important to mention: if you feel you cannot talk about what you are experiencing with certain people for fear of judgement, than you are with the wrong people and it’s time to get real with yourself.

                               Our friend , ‘The Hanged Man’, is ruled by Neptune. 

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Another ‘symptom’ (HA 😉 ) of Neptune Retro is heightened paranoia.  When this happens, recognize you are likely over stimulated from the energy you are picking up, and that it’s time to go inward and recharge.  Make sure you are paying close attention to your intuitive downloads and impressions, but make sure you sit with and process everything before making any unfair assumptions!  Just being aware of the energy helps.  I have several hard neptune aspects in my personal chart so I am quite familiar with Neptunian energy, and owning it and working with it?  That is where the real magic begins.  Point being: work with this energy and not against it my friends.  

Neptune has a tendency to keep the rose-colored glasses on.  Don’t get led down a flowery path of promises and whispers- stick to the facts and again trust that inner compass!  It should be easier as our intuition is at an all time high.  During this time it is more natural to pick up that which is subtle and normally illusive.  This can be a gift, as long as you are awake and aware.  Keep your mind and your heart open, but also stay logical as it will be much easier to feel ‘duped’ under the Neptune Retrograde period.

One last thing: avoid all chemicals and addictive substances as much as possible under the Neptune Retrograde period.  Neptune rules addictions and boundary issues of all kinds, so pay close attention to these areas of your life now.  Connect to your spirituality.

As we are talking about boundaries and addictions that might be unhealthy, this also includes people!  If you are around very addictive personalities you are more likely to absorb and pick up their energies as well. Carry around some Black Tourmaline crystal pieces to keep your psychic boundaries protected.  (I always keep tourmaline on me)!  If someone(s) makes you feel bad, dims your light and lowers your energy, that is spirits way of letting you know it is time to pull back!  Listen and trust.  Neptune Retrograde is a bit of a weird time, and all we can really do is listen and trust.  

Stay calm, stay centered and stay true- stay in your light.

Neptune is retrograde from today 6/16 until 11/22/2017.  Almost a full five months-  please know we are all affected by this!

 

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Happy Birthday Gemini!

Happy Saturday!

It’s Gemini time! (Party time!)

Today 5/20 the Sun leaves slow, steady and stable Taurus and moves into fun, creative and stimulating Gemini!  Energy feels high right now under the influence of this sign, and we are more ready to get out there and have some lighthearted fun.  *Special shout-out to my brother Joe who turns 40 today!  He’s a double Gemini, Sun and Moon- Yikes!   Just kidding about the yikes, well, kind of, HA!  He’s one of my favorite people and I wish him the most wonderful day and year ahead <3

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Gemini energy is vivacious. Geminis are smart, Geminis are witty, Geminis are savvy and convincing- they are fun and typically the life of the party!  Many sales people and comedians fall under this sign.

They are great conversationalists as they are ruled by the planet Mercury which is the planet of communication.

Gemini falls under the element of Air- meaning that they are quite intellectual and if you are trying to seduce a Gemini, then you need to seduce their mind first!

Some people mistake Gemini for being flighty, but they are not, it’s just that they are young at heart and have a very restless spirit.  Gemini does not stay in one place for very long! They are quite chatty and love to make people laugh-at a party, that man or women with a circle around them slapping their knees in hysterics?  They are likely a Gemini!

The zodiac symbol for this sign is that of the twins. Two.  It is said that Geminis can appear to have a ‘split’ personality.  While this is true, it is not necessarily a bad thing. They can’t help it after all!

*If your moon or rising sign fall in Gemini, you will embody a lot of these traits as well. You can obtain your placements for free by going to Astro.com.  If you would like to go more in depth about your chart, placements, planets and how they shape you, schedule a session.  Also important to note that not all Geminis will fit the description of a true Gemini. The whole birth chart needs to be taken into account, along with the planetary aspects and angles*.

Gemini is what we consider a mutable sign in astrology, meaning,they pretty much go with the flow at all times, and can appear non-phased when things go awry. (Other mutable signs are Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).

Just when you think you have a Gemini figured out, they switch it up leaving you wondering if they are a magician!   Again, they cannot help this and the key to truly understanding the Gemini (or Geminis) in your life is to understand that they are easy going and they tend to change who they are from one day to the next!  Although they love to be of assistance to others, on the negative side Gemini can talk out of both sides of their face, promising much then delivering little.  While this is not typically done out of malice, it can be one of the Gemini downfalls.

The mind of the Air Sign Gemini is always going, restless energy.  Sports are a great outlet for all of that energy!  *It has also been proven by studies done that a lot of ADHD childhood cases fall under this sign more than any other sign!  So if you have a strongly influenced Gemini child, take comfort in the fact that they are super intelligent and because of all of that mental energy, their focus is often scattered*.

Gemini’s are masters at having two things going at once, and in fact, function better when there is a lot of variety!  Boredom of any kind is the kiss of death to this sign!

In the Tarot, Gemini rules card number XI (6) – The Lovers 

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This card portrays Adam & Eve, the true lovers.  Eve was created from Adam’s rib after all- talk about fated and feeling connected !  The number ‘6’ is the number of harmony, soul contracts, partnerships.  It’s no wonder it rules the ‘Lovers” card in the tarot, and that this card is represented by Gemini (the twins), as well!  Tarot, astrology and numerology- see how they are all connected? 

As much as the Lovers is representative of what else- love- it is just as much about choice.  Sure , that puppy staring at you through the glass window is adorable, and you really want to take him home.  But once you take him home, you have to walk him, bathe him, feed him-basically, invest in him.  You may realllly want that puppy, but are you psychologically and psychically ready for it?  The Lovers card is much like this.  Adam & Eve chose to eat the forbidden fruit- forever altering their life path.  

Take the example of a male or female of interest you meet. You know and sense on a soul level (6) (the number of soulmate connections) that this person has the potential to change your life in the best way possible.  You know that if you leave them behind you will definitely regret it, yet if you take them with you, your life path is altered forever. What do you do?  This is the Lovers card.  So yes, it’s love but with a choice attached. Soul, spirit, sixth sense.  That’s all wrapped up in the energy of this card.

Over the next month as we are under the Gemini influence, expect to feel ‘spellbound’ by someone or some-thing!  You may meet a person that completely throws you for a loop, or something unexpected may come to you (with the potential for something great, but it will require you to make some major changes).  This will require you to make a choice.  Do you move forward into the unknown with hope and possibility?  Or do you stay rooted in your comfort zone?  Neither way brings a guarantee, remember that!  Also remember to get out and have some fun!  The way this energy has been lately, it’s way too easy to be a homebody (well, at least for me)!

Also, we have a high- energy new moon in Gemini coming up at the end of this week!  If you are ultra sensitive and have Gemini placements in your birth chart, you are likely already feeling the energetic build up!  More about that later on…..

Have a great weekend and stay well!

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Full Moon In Intense & Passionate Scorpio Today!

Hi All,

Today 5/10 as of 3:42 PM EST, we have a Full Moon in passionate and intense Scorpio. So what does this mean for all of us?

“A Full Moon in Scorpio can be an experience of emotional catharsis…facing the truth, we confront the shadow of our grudges, compulsions, obsessions, and, ultimately reclaim our darkness as part of who we are. We reclaim our wholeness through loss. We take back our power”.  -Christine, Zodiac Poetry

For years Full Moons have been tracked and talked about, and within good reason! When the Moon is Full, the tides roar, oceans surge, and energies collide. It is no coincidence that people tend to act more “cuckoo” under Full Moons! Farmers still tend to their crops in accordance to Moon phases- so why would this affect humans any differently? As the Moon moves through a different sign every 2 & 1/2 days, so do our emotions and reactions!

Storm on the sea. Composition of nature.

The Moon rules our emotions, our instincts, who we are at our core.  Astrologically speaking, when the Moon is in Scorpio, it is considered to be in its ‘detriment’- meaning, not very comfortable.  This is because Scorpio emotions are very intense, and often times difficult to understand and express in a healthy manner.  Scorpio is under the element of Water, the heart and the guts of the psyche.  

Have you been more emotional lately? More sensitive? It is definitely due to the extreme and karmic energy of the Scorpio Full Moon!  Letting go becomes essential at this time, but this will not feel comfortable!

The planet Pluto rules Scorpio- Pluto is transformation, security, our shadow side. Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth. This is not necessarily physical death, it’s more of a metaphorical meaning. The death of the old self, shedding the skin to make room for the growth of something more, something more workable, better.

Pluto likes to take out the ‘garbage’.  Pluto wants to transform from the inside out and won’t let up until successful. Emotional pain is often part of the process before the healing.  You cannot heal what goes unacknowledged and unexpressed.  

In the Tarot, the card that Scorpio rules is ‘Death’ card number XIII (13)

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This is a card that when people see, they shudder in fear.  Death.  Sounds so ominous, doesn’t it?  I actually like to see this card as it shows a deep transformation.  Like I said above, it’s metaphorical, not physical.  Look at the imagery on the card: death comes in sweeping away the old, stomping it out to make way for the new.

Scorpio is deep, Scorpio is passionate, and Scorpio loves intensity.  In fact, without depth and without passion, Scorpio cannot relate. Interesting it is, that whatever Scorpio rules seems to always be hidden- just beneath the surface. If you look for it, you can see it, you can feel it. But you have to be willing to succumb to the energy, and not many are prepared.

That is what this Full Moon is all about. Succumbing to our shadow side, releasing and realigning with what we desire.  Everyone is feeling this particularly in the areas of finance and relationships!

Most important to remember: there is a treasure on the other side of our pain. Most times we tend to ignore the parts of us that we perceive as ‘dark’, the parts that are not pretty, the parts we might not like or even admit to ourselves. But they are a part of us nonetheless, and need to be embraced.

Remember: Full Moons are a time of release.  Sit in silence for a moment- be honest with yourself.  What beliefs, people, emotions, habits are really not healthy for you?  Are not serving your growth?   What about others irritates us?  Remember: it always stems from inside of us, it’s never about anybody else.  That which aggravates us is actually here to teach us!  Do not suppress these emotions.  Relax, release and realign.

*I like to manifest under Full Moon energy as well.  So while it’s great to release what is no longer working, it’s also a great idea to put out to the universe that which you would like to receive*

Full Moon energy is magical!

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Happy Sunday! Two Pieces Of Exciting News To Share

Happy Sunday Friends :)

You know how I always write about growth and change, and how it is all connected? (Which it really is blah blah blah I get off my soapbox now …. 😉 )

Well, it’s time for some growth and change for me!

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First Change: For those of you that work with me , you are very familiar with the fact that I don’t simply just “read tarot cards”.  I love my Tarot, but it is not all that I do, and it’s time for a facelift 😉   My new website will reflect all of that.   Therefore, my new & improved site will now be where you are directed  http://lisasalvatore.com

* Please note: You will begin to see a new template in your newsletter/Email over the next few weeks with my name “Lisa Salvatore” as opposed to “Tarot By Lisa”.   It will look different, but other than that, everything else will stay the same!

*You do not need to do anything, unless you wish to no longer receive the newsletter, in that case you may simply unsubscribe.  If you are not receiving my newsletter, please sign up by using the sidebar on the new site.   I hope you enjoy reading my content as much as I enjoy writing it, and I will continue to bring you lots more!  See you on the other side :)  While it’s a process, eventually all will be integrated over there.  Here’s the link again http://lisasalvatore.com/

Second Exciting Change!  This Sunday 5/7, as in TONIGHT 7:30 PM- will begin hosting a monthly radio show called “Get Grounded With Lisa”.  It will air on AM radio in NY, on the 1st Sunday of each month.  http://www.wvox.com/ WVOX 1460 AM, 7:30 PM.

I always strive to deliver spiritual insight and knowledge in the most grounded way possible, and this is the overall premise of the show. The mind, body, soul connection is essential to overall health.

Being spiritual, being connected to a higher realm, and being highly intuitive does not mean you are weird or “woo woo”.  It means you have a gift to share with the world.  A gift of love, light and healing.  With this show, I strive to bring all of that to you and more…this will be an overall spiritual health & wellness show where we keep it real!  And hey- every now and again you might get to call in for some insight as to whats in store for you!   There is WAY more to life than what we can simply “see” in the physical. Everything is truly connected and everyone is truly connected.

*In the meantime, this website will still be running, but mainly for all things Tarot related and you can still reach me through here…

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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.

                                       Card Number Ten, Wheel Of Fortunewheelrw

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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