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Weekly Tarot Story – Thursday

Good morning everyone today the second ten I mentioned a couple days ago is joining our story. This one is the Ten of Wands. The first thing I thought of when it came up as I was pulling the cards for this week was, OK where and how are we overburdening ourselves? It might be time to set some boundaries.

As I said a few days ago the tens of the Tarot are bridge cards. They are an ending to something but at the same time offer the possibility for something new. When this guy comes to a reading there is a real possibility of being or feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities, some of which may not even be ours to bear. We might have have so much going on right now that we are losing our perspective.

The answer to this situation is to decide what is most important and do that! The rest can be delegated or put on hold until the timing is better. If we’re carrying responsibility that is not ours to bear, give it back to the person it belongs to if that’s possible.

The best self care anyone can give themselves is to not over commit your time, energy or resources. Learn to say no, set boundaries and stick to them. The freedom gained is a wonderful new beginning.

Have a fabulous day!
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Weekly Tarot Story – Wednesday

Good Wednesday morning. The card from Jayne Wallace’s Crystal Power Tarot for the collective today is the Page of Pentacles. I like that the King came before our Page. His example to respond rather than react will help a good deal.

When a Page comes to a reading it brings the potential for good news and /or a new opportunity. Not a bad thing except that our Page, just like the others, can be impulsive. The excitement of a new opportunity can cause action before thought because of his ambition and determination to prove himself and be successful. Fortunately this is the Page of Pentacles so he won’t go too far off the rails.

This potential opportunity could come as an idea from the past coming out from the corners of our mind, it could be a new exciting idea, or perhaps a promotion. In whatever form it comes this opportunity will give us the ability to showcase our skills and abilities in ways we haven’t before. As excited as we might be about it, stay in control and think about it before making a decision.

Have a beautiful day!
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Weekly Tarot Story – Tuesday

Good morning, we’re adding the King of Cups to our Tarot Story today. I like this King on his own and in relation to our story. This is a man who has his shit under control. He doesn’t react to what is happening to or around him, he responds and that is so important.

As I mentioned earlier this is a big week for the collective. Things expected and unexpected could be happening at a moments notice. Because it is we need to use our King as a model. The strength and power he wields comes from knowing he is grounded and in control. Being a realm of emotion doesn’t mean they should be spilling out all over. By choosing to pause and think instead of reacting from fear, anger, or any instinctual emotion, the King of Cups declares he is a rock that cannot be moved and no matter what he is in complete control.

Have a fabulous day!
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Weekly Tarot Story – Monday

Good morning everyone it’s Monday and the work week begins with the Queen of Pentacles. The Queens of the Tarot are all beautiful, amazing, intuitive ladies but I am kind of partial to this one. She is a great manager, a detail oriented thinker, practical, creative and very very supportive. If you go to her for advice you will gain valuable insight.

Looking at our Queen in relation to yesterday’s card we have a decision to make and might just need her words of wisdom as we move through our Tarot Story this week. Yes we could be in a comfortable place and content with life as we know it, but that voice whispering “What Next” can be intoxicating!

Is there something that was set aside weeks, months or years ago coming back to the surface? Maybe it is time to consider doing it! It wouldn’t hurt to have a conversation with a partner or someone trusted to weigh the options. Our Queen of Pentacles will not make the decision for us, ultimately it’s ours to make, but she will help us see all sides of the potential opportunity weighed against what we have to lose.  

What she will strongly encourage is to go for it whatever way we decide and she will have our back. If we choose to stay where we are, fine. But if the choice is made to take a step across the bridge to something new, be practical and don’t do anything without having a good solid plan in place.

Have a beautiful day
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Weekly Tarot Story – Sunday

Good morning welcome to this week’s Weekly Tarot Story. I am using the Crystal Power Tarot created by Jayne Wallace and illustrated by Roberta Orpwood. It’s a very pretty deck. I love the imagery and the  crystal association with each card. I also like that each card has a phrase on the bottom giving insight to the cards meaning. For beginning readers it can help. I don’t think I’ve never mentioned the book that comes with the decks I own and use but this one is full color and gives well written explanations of
card meanings. This deck also has a good hand so it shuffles easily as well.

Before we get going I have to talk about how potentially big this week is going to be for
a couple different reasons. The first is because we are beginning a full super moon cycle which
will give us a Full Moon Eclipse in Scorpio on Monday. Eclipses always bring up things that need to be dealt with but this one will have us face truths we may or may not be ready for; so buckle up!

The second reason this is a big week is because of the cards that came up for the collective. We have two tens, four Royal Arcana and one Major Arcana for our Weekly Tarot Story. When multiples come to a reading, whether its a numbered card, a face card or a major, it is like a flashing neon sign which reads “Pay Attention, Something Big is Happening” with four royals, a major and two bridge cards; things could get real interesting this week!!! So let’s take a look at what we could expect.

Our first card is the Ten of Cups. It’s a nice one to start out with. It tells us we’re happy, our personal and professional relations are good and we feel like we are in a good place at the moment. All is good with the world. 

That is a nice place to be, right? But keep in mind as the week progresses the tens of the tarot are bridge cards. They are a completion of something but also an invitation, a bridge, to the next thing, the  next goal in our lives. In the Waite Smith deck the Ten of Cups is also a stage card which may suggest we aren’t as content as we appear. Even though we are in a good place and happy, there may be something nudging us quietly asking what’s next. With the Full Moon Cycle beginning today it might be the perfect time to answer that question.

Have a fantastic day!
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Weekly Tarot Story – Saturday

Hey, we made it to Saturday and our final card for this weeks Tarot Story is North Node. This node looks to the future and asks us where we want to be and what to be doing next year, or further out maybe five or ten years?

Our week started out with Sagittarius encouraging us to think big. As we moved through the week we dealt with relationship issues, doubt and fear to bring us back to the beginning, looking toward the future.

Hopefully we have clarity about what we want and if not at least clarity about what we don’t. Knowing what we don’t want is a good place to start too. Think of that long term dream as a lighthouse shining bright just for you, guiding you through the mountains and valleys of life’s experiences to your goal.

Let’s be real. It will be hard and scary but if you hold you vision, work hard and don’t give up believing it will be a fabulous party in a couple years!

Have a good one, BJ

Chakra and Angel Friday – Archangel Azrael

Good morning welcome back to chakra and Angel Friday. Today is an Angel week and we’re looking at an Archangel that is not well known, Archangel Azrael.  Archangel Azrael’s name has a couple different meanings depending on what source you reference. One says the name means Whom God Helps and another said Angel of God. Azrael is the Angel of Death and presents as male more than female.

There are a few alternate spellings you might come across such as Azarel, Azrail, and Izrail. He is recognized as an Archangel by Islam, some Jewish and Sikh faith traditions. Azrael is sometimes confused with the fallen angel Azazil.  

Many people fear the Angel of Death but as the angel assigned this job he is very compassionate, comforting, patient, and understanding. He doesn’t wander around in a black hooded cloak carrying a sickle taking any life he chooses. He only takes the souls the Divine assign as ready to come home.

The colors associated with Archangel Azrael are white and cream. The choir he is thought to be from is the Dominions.

As the Angel of Death Azrael does more than keep track of and transport transitioning souls. With his very compassionate heart he helps people work through grief and loss to remind us we have much to live for.

  • He helps people connect with their heart.
  • He assists people in doing a life review, and to review past lives so they can correct their path and make needed changes.
  • He helps people forgive themselves and others.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Archangel Azrael, and that it helps you understand how this Archangel can help to enrich your life. Have a great weekend and come back for the next post where I will be talking about the Stellar Gateway. 

Until Next Time,
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon             

Weekly Tarot Story – Friday

Hello, it’s Friday and our card from the Starcodes Astro Oracle is Virgo. She is a practical, conservative and organized sign. With two cards this week dealing with relationships Virgo is here to suggest we do a little relationship house cleaning.

Everyone wants to be loved and supported but what do we do when that doesn’t happen? What do we do when we give more than we get? What do we do when the people we consider friends and loved ones belittle, ridicule, make fun of us and our dreams, or only come around when they need something?

There is a difference between having fun, hurting feelings, and making you feel less than. Nobody should do that to someone and the fact that the offender might be family or someone we think a dear friend doesn’t mean they need to be in your life.

Learn the lesson from the clearing. Build on the relationships that are left. Don’t love and support people who don’t love and support you. Don’t choose people to be in your life that don’t choose you!

Have a good one, BJ

Crystal Thursday – Serpentine

Good morning crystal lovers, welcome to Crystal Thursday. This weeks topic is a moderately rare mineral called Serpentine originally posted to my blog on March 31, 2018.

From what I found the name Serpentine has two schools of thought. One says it is the color that is snake like. Being green with occasional flecks of brown, black and yellow is kind of snake like. The other says the name comes from the way it forms in plates that resemble snakeskin. I will leave it to you, my readers, to decide which story you want to believe.

Serpentine is not a single mineral, it’s a group of several divided into two categories. One being fibrous which are used in making Asbestos and the other non-fibrous which has been in use since ancient times for jewelry, ornamental pieces such as decorative bowls and statuary as well as decorative purposes in buildings as floor tile, wall or other creative uses. A couple non fibrous examples of are Antigorite and Lizardite.

Many ancient cultures were quite fond of Serpentine for it’s beautiful green color that is the result of a nickel, chromium and cobalt mixture. The color of the stone varies from light to dark green depending on the amount of these chemicals. It can also be found in a range from opaque to transparent.

On the Mohs Scale of hardness Serpentine is anywhere from a three to a six making it very useful for carving and shaping. Some of the locations it’s found in around the world are here in the US, Canada, China, Italy, Britain and Russia.

Now let’s get to the fun stuff and look at some of the metaphysical qualities of Serpentine.

  • Serpentine resonates, and clears all chakras.
  • It is said to develop a feeling of inner peace and calm.
  • It is said wearing or carrying Serpentine can protect against negative energy and bad luck.
  • It is said to help balance digestive problems.
  • It is said to help menstrual cramps.
  • Some people believe it helps you live longer.
  • It is said to help ease dementia and Alzheimer symptoms.

Like all crystals and minerals the list of benefits gained from working with them is always interesting. I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look at Serpentine. If the qualities of this stone resonate with you I encourage you to purchase a piece and work with it. Keep in mind I am not a doctor and sharing healing qualities of this or any crystal or mineral is in no way giving medical advice. Working with it can help but if you are ill see your medical practitioner of choice.

Until Next Time…
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Weekly Tarot Story – Thursday

Hey everyone our card today is Descendant. This is another relationship card. The last one encouraged us to fight for what we want. Today’s card tells us we need to be aware of how we interact with people. Whether personally or professionally holding our boundaries and not giving our power away is important.

Maintaining boundaries can be hard. Sure giving in to keep the peace is easier, but that path also kills dreams so if standing strong and holding boundaries is what it takes it’s a sacrifice you may have to be willing to take.

Have a good one, BJ