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The Daily Tarot Story

Butterfly
Transformation

Good morning everyone. It is Saturday January 16, 2021 and we have a fabulous card to round out our Daily Tarot Story this week. Our card is Butterfly. The symbolism with butterflies is all about change, transformation and rebirth.

So what could this possibly mean for the collective today? When we stop to think about it, who doesn’t like watching a butterfly dancing on the breeze? They are beautiful reminder that life is about becoming something new. Of reaching for something different, something more and that’s perfectly ok. When the caterpillar closes itself up into its cocoon. It doesn’t know what is about to happen or whether it will be hard or painful. It justs trusts that everything is going to be alright and rests in that trust.

Butterfly coming to us as our card for the day hints that we are facing some kind of change in our lives. If not today then in the near future. Be open to change. Yes it’s taking a risk and it might be scary, but after last year aren’t we all ready for something new? A new job, a new relationship, or even a new us! Be open to the possibility, it could be a very good thing and just what’s needed right now.

Have a great day! Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

The Daily Tarot Story

Big Medicine Wheel
Endings and Beginnings

Good morning and welcome to the first full week of 2021. Our Tarot Story is being told using the Vision Quest Tarot by Gayan S. Winter and Jo Dose`. It is an absolutely beautiful deck. The card that came up for the day is Big medicine Wheel. I Love It! What an excellent card to begin a new week, new decade and a new year.

Big Medicine Wheel is a card of transitions. It tells us changes are coming this week and this year. We are standing at a point where we must decide whether we stay put, because that is always an option, or move forward. While some people prefer to stay safe within their box. This card is inviting us to leave our safety zone and let go of everything that no longer fits who we are becoming. These things can be limiting beliefs, old or harmful behaviors and in some cases it can be people. Those things that are meant for us will always be here but hanging onto things that don’t support us or help us grow need to be released so we have room for what is on its way to us.

As we move through our week, be aware of what we are feeling. Listen to your intuition and don’t doubt your path. Have a great week.

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

What Happened and What Next?

This is not my image but I don’t know who created it to give them credit.

Here we are at New Year Eve 2020. I don’t know about you all but it feels like its taken two years to get here!! This year was a bit of a dumpster fire, wasn’t it? Being a Master Number Year, we knew it would be. Master Numbers bring big change, and for change to happen there has to be room and that will happen by choice or by force. What is meant to be will be whether or not we’re ready for it. This year had to happen in order to open the door for what is coming. I personally have had change come to me both ways. I can tell you letting it in by choice is much better than by force!

There’ve been a lot of thoughts running through my mind the last few days. I’m sure this has been the case for you as well. One thing on my mind is am I ready for 2021? Yes, Absolutely!!! As frightening as this year has been for many people across the globe, it has given us such a wonderful gift. The gift of time to reconnect with ourselves, and our family. Time to rest and re-evaluate our priorities as individuals and as a society.

For me, I’ve done a great deal of inner work. I healed and released a lot of stuff I didn’t need to be hanging onto, including a few people. The hard part about healing is, loving ourselves enough to make you a priority. Honestly that’s always been difficult for me but I did it. Doing the work gave me the confidence to do things I dreamed about but never believed I could do because I believed more in the belief systems heaped on me than I did my heart. Not anymore though!

So what might 2021 have in store for us? It is a five year; that means it will be a year of being open to change. Five holds the energy of flexibility, variety, freedom and the unexpected. Things can conceivably change for the better in a big way but be prepared for the not so fun stuff too. With the number five things can change very quickly.

I did a Tarot reading using a spread I created which looks at the year ahead. The reading is based on the numerology of querent. As this is a reading for the collective I used the Universal Year Five making the querent card The Hierophant. The reading answers three questions.
 1. What is the major focus of the year?
 2. What is the challenge or obstacle to be faced this year?
 3. What advice is being offered to help?

Here is what came up for the collective. I used the Angel Wisdom Tarot by Radleigh Valentine.

2021 for the collective

In this deck the Hierophant is called Wise Counselor. As the card representing 2021 it is telling us, the collective, to be careful that we don’t rush into decisions. Traditionally this card represents following tried and true methods of getting things done. That’s all well and good but sometimes we have to think outside the box. Consider all options carefully before making an important choice. If trying something new is worth the risk and you are comfortable with it. Take that leap but sometimes the old way is the best.

  1. The card answering the first question, what is the major focus of the year is a very positive card, The Wheel. When this card comes up, good things are coming. It represents a new cycle is beginning and a change for the better. This can come unexpectedly and it can mean the change may come through the back door disguised as something we may not want. Hang on though; the five’s energy always makes us smile!
  2. Our challenge or obstacle card is the Eight of Water. As the challenge or obstacle it tells us that walking away from things that no longer serve our highest good may be difficult this year. I understand I’m sure we all do. Sometimes staying in a less than happy relationship or a horrible job is better than facing the unknown. Remember though that each of us is worth living our best version whatever that may be. Of course it won’t be easy and it will take time but the struggle to get there is where the growth will come and the satisfaction will be amazing when we get there.
  3. The final card in our reading is advice for 2021. That comes to the collective in the Four of Earth. This tells us to be very careful with our resources in 2021. When looking at a year full of the unexpected, knowing we have the financial wherewithal to take care of a flat tire, a health issue or to simply keep the bills paid is very comforting. Take a close look at the budget and trim it where possible. Every extra dollar in the bank in the coming year might be just what we need.

Overall I think this is a promising read for our New Year and we deserve some good news! I am offering this reading at half off the normal price through January 5. Contact me if you would like a personal reading for 2021.

Blessings for the year ahead ❤ Sharon

A Year of Change

My goodness, what a year this has been so far. I knew this was going to be a big year when I did my annual numerology post back in December of last year, if you missed the post you can read it here, Everything is lining up to make this a huge year for changes to be made both personally and globally. As painful as the process can be, the outcome is always a better place to be than where we started out.  

There are many scenarios for change that can play out. Some people are aware that an aspect of their lives can be improved but the boots on the ground, how to go about it becomes a roadblock. Fear can be another hindrance to change; a big one! Fear of failure or success kicks in and stops many people cold. Old thought patterns and belief systems can keep people locked into a place they dearly want to change. Some people remain in their comfort zone, happy to let dreams sit on the back burner of their lives. Then there are the people that know it’s time for a change and push forward, sometimes before they are completely ready. In order to accept any kind of change into our lives and make it stick, we have to be ready in body, mind, and spirit. If we aren’t in the right headspace or heart space, we aren’t going to give full attention to the process. 

I, like many of us, have lived through more than one of the above situations. This year and its energy for change has brought me to a place where I am ready for and welcome all the change the universe has to offer me. To that end, there are a couple things I am doing that I’d like to tell you about. 

The first change I’ve made is in my perspective. My Mother transitioning a couple years ago made it difficult to get out of my own way, or even think about the future. I knew it was out there, but I had no idea what it would look like or how to get there. The healing process has given me that clarity and I am ready to go! A couple things I have implemented to grow and expand are getting my Etsy Shop back up and teaching classes. 

My Etsy Shop fell by the wayside and went dormant after Mom transitioned. I have given it a makeover, altered its focus and opened it back up. I am excited about this move. I plan to grow the shop with more product offerings to be rolled out over the coming months.  

Right now, I am offering Custom Crystal Grids, Pendulums, Tarot Readings, Numerology Charts and my newest product, Incense. I am pretty excited about the incense. I was guided to learn and offer it. So I did the research and jumped into the process. To begin with I have seven scents to choose from; Patchouli, Sandalwood, Clary Sage and four custom blends that my guides gave me. I call them, Sacred, Prayer, Rest and Lavender Meadow. If you would like to check out my shop follow the link. 

I am also going to start having regular class offerings. The first is a basic numerology class July 31st. Signup for this class will be from July 20th to the morning of the 31st. For more information about this class you can check out the events section of my Facebook page. 

I hope you are also embracing the changes this year is bringing to your lives. Change is scary and never easy, but it’s always worth taking the journey. 

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon 

Be The Change

Checking In

I read a post by Spiritual Journey 17 a bit ago called How are You Holding Up? If you’ve never read her before I invite you to follow the link and check her blog out. I enjoy her posts and believe you will as well.

Honestly, for me personally, I work from home so my life hasn’t seen much change to my routine since this all began. I do recognize the tremendous gift behind this global situation. And it is a gift! To be given the opportunity to slow down and check our priorities, to remember the dreams we set aside because life got in the way; to have the time to consider making changes and plan for the time when things go back to whatever the new normal is going to be, is a fantastic opportunity for us all that we simply can’t allow to slip away.

Realistically, the world is changing, life is never going to be what it used to be. It can’t be, this planet is depending on us all to make the changes necessary to grow our vibration and become better versions of ourselves.

I know there are people struggling with confinement, please know that you are not alone. Help is literally a video chat away. Granted that is not the same as a hug from someone you love, but for now it has to do. This isn’t going to last and it is a wonderful time to go within and ask why. Why is this confinement bothering me? What am I afraid of? What part of me needs to heal? What needs to be released? Don’t be afraid of doing the work. It may not be easy but it will be worth it.

There are a lot of questions wrapped up in this global event. Much of what is going on just doesn’t make sense. With very little real, believable information available there is a lot of fear, panic and frustration everywhere. But if we, as a human family can come together to create planet wide love and cooperation, we can defeat the fear to come out of this a better, wiser, more loving species that we were going in. And that is something we can achieve!

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

The Week Ahead

As we begin the first week of May our emotions might be running high as we are coming into a full moon in Scorpio. We could be struggling for answers to a situation we are dealing with, causing us to be angry or frustrated.

I used the Moonology Oracle cards by Yasmin Boland for our Week Ahead Tarot Reading. The cards, Full Moon in Gemini and Third Quarter Moon came up for us. A full moon in Scorpio together with our card, Full Moon in Gemini could be a recipe for even more confusion. Scorpio, a water sign, is resourceful, determined and can be quite disagreeable. Gemini on the other hand, is an air sign and can be very changeable.

Our bottom card, the Third Quarter Moon, tells us that if any kind of progress is going to be made, we must accept that changes have to be made. Perhaps to our plans, our beliefs, or our idea of what the outcome must look like. This means letting go of any negativity and asking ourselves, what do we want and what needs to change to get us there?

Getting back to Full Moon in Gemini, the best way to find our answers this week is through communication. Have the conversations necessary. Speak your truth in a kind, loving way and allow others to speak theirs. Honest, open communication will give the clarity needed to do what needs to be done to get things moving.

Good things are coming, but we have to trust the process and be willing to grow and change to get there.

Have a wonderful Week Ahead   Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

May: A Deeper Look

May: A Deeper Look

For those who are familiar with my yearly Numerology post. I decided to take them a step further and do a monthly break down allowing for a more in-depth look. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read my yearly post you can do that here.

Welcome to the month of May. Flowers and trees are coming back to life and things are not slowing down. There is A LOT going on energetically and in the sky. So, hang on and let’s begin!

May Universal Numerology: 9

In Numerology the number nine is a transition number that holds a dual energy. It is about endings and beginnings, but also is a number of compassion and tolerance. Accept that things sometimes end. Sometimes by choice and others whether or not we want it too. Be kind to yourselves and others. Give people the space they need to learn and grow. Remember, the new can’t come in to our lives while we hang onto what no longer is useful to us, so be willing to let go of those things that are no longer serving your highest good.

Card for the month: King of Pentacles 

The King of Pentacles made a return visit this month. This King encourages us to stay focused on our goals. To be diligent, have a clear goal, make a solid plan and do the work. Short cuts won’t due here. Don’t be impatient, part of the joy of reaching the goal is knowing you worked hard to make it happen.

Retrogrades: There are three planets going retrograde this month

Retrogrades are not to be feared, they are a time to slow down and reflect. To look at our lives and see what changes can be made to improve our life. Every planet goes retrograde. Some, like Mercury, more often than others. The further away from our sun a planet is, the longer it stays reverse and this means it doesn’t retrograde as often.

Keep in mind a period of retrograde has a personal and global impact. The energies that we feel are also felt on the global scale. In May we have three planets going retrograde in sequence beginning on May 11th. Let’s take a look at who they are and how they will affect us.

Saturn begins its reverse motion in Aquarius May 11th and will station direct in Capricorn on September 29.
Saturn is the planet of restriction, rules and order. It highlights our hopes and dreams, then reminds us that nothing worthwhile comes easy. Saturn asks us, how badly do we want it? When retrograde the restrictions are lifted and we are free to fly as high as we dream.      It urges us to reflect on our responsibilities, our self-talk and beliefs. And how well we deal with challenges in our lives. We have the space to reach for our dreams, but do we have the drive?

Because Saturn is the planet of rules and order, a retrograde motion in Aquarius and Capricorn can bring big social issues to light that need to be dealt with. Are there rules, ideas and social limits that are needing to change? As this is a year of truth, we may want to buckle in. The next few weeks may be interesting.

Venus is going retrograde in Gemini on May 13th and will station direct on June 25th.
Venus is the planet of love relationships and finances. During this reverse period, we have the Dark Moon and the Solstice playing a role. Emotionally things could get weird. It is not uncommon for an ex to come back around. Keep in mind an ex is an ex for a reason!

When Venus retrogrades, our relationships can get difficult. Quite often we may not know what we truly feel or what we really want. This retrograde is a good time to reflect on how we communicate in our relationships both personal and professional. Are we being open and honest? Are we setting our boundaries? What, if anything, needs to change? It is a good idea to not make and huge changes like a breakup or starting a new relationship. Wait until the retrograde is over to see whether it is really what you want.

Because Venus is also the planet of finances; this retrograde season will highlight our spending. With the current state of the world and our emotions all over the place this isn’t a time to be foolish. Being retrograde at the same time as both Saturn and Jupiter, we could be looking at the potential for a huge global reset in the financial sector.

This is also a time to consider our career. Are we ready for a change, perhaps go back to school to learn a new skill or start our own business?

Finally, Jupiter will go retrograde in Capricorn on May 14th and station direct on September 13th.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion and spirituality. When retrograde it is a good time to re-evaluate our belief systems, our dreams and goals. Think long term and look at what obstacles might be in our path and how we can overcome them.

On a personal level these three planets in retrograde hold wonderful potential for growth. It might be a confusing time thanks to Venus playing with our emotions, but if we take the time to think and act carefully, forward motion can happen.

Globally that growth potential is also a possibility, but that growth might be hard fought. Saturn will put eyes on what needs to change, but Venus might confuse those issues. Jupiter will try to help us figure out a long-term plan for change, but how will that play out? We’ll have to wait and see.

Moon Cycle: Full May Seventh and Dark May 22nd 

The full moon is a time of release and renewal, time to let go of what isn’t working.so we have room for the new waiting to come in. May’s full moon is called the Full Flower Moon and is the final Super Moon in a series of four. It will be full at 7:45 am CST so the best, biggest view will be on the evening of the sixth. If you have clear sky’s get out and enjoy; and don’t forget to put your crystals out!

This moon is full in the sign of Scorpio, the planet of secrets. For us personally and globally, this means hidden things coming to light. Things could get uncomfortable, especially as Venus is going retrograde this month. But Scorpio is a powerful fixed sign so stick with and work through anything that comes up. Be willing to do the inner work. It leads to much needed change in our lives.

On the global scale accept that things are never going to be the same. With every truth that comes out the way we live is going to change. It may not be easy but it is not a bad thing. After all is said and done this could be a very uplifting time for the planet.

The moon will be dark on May 22nd and 23rd in Taurus. The Sun, Moon and Taurus are in the sign of Taurus at this dark moon. With Saturn, Jupiter and Venus going retrograde this month we could see some big changes beginning to happen. This could be the calm before the storm.

Meteor Showers: Eta Aquarids and Lyrid

Each year there are several meteor showers. Many go by unnoticed but there are a few strong enough to be seen and enjoyed by those looking up. They are named for the area of the night sky they radiate from. Ancient cultures believed a meteor shower was a blessing. God giving gifts or bringing information to the Earth. What a nice thought!

The month of May has one shower we may be able to see and remnants of another. One coming from the area of Aquarius, called the Eta Aquarids and the other from Lyra. The Lyrid meteor shower is all but ended as the peak viewing time was April 21 and 22, but there may be a few stragglers for us to see.

The Eta Aquarids are pieces of Halley’s Comet that broke away and created their own trajectory around our system. Peak viewing opportunity will be May fourth and fifth during the predawn hours. The best viewing will be from the Southern Hemisphere north to the Southern United States. There is the possibility that further north can still see something. They will be less active, maybe ten to twenty per hour, but if you want to brave the dawn, take a jacket and something to lay on and head out!

Comet Atlas

The Comet Atlas has been on a track toward Earth for some time. Don’t worry, it isn’t going to hit us! As it makes its approach, it grew incredibly bright. At its brightest , it was said it might outshine Venus. The problem is that, like many comets this one is made of ice and may be melting on its journey toward our son.

Atlas began its final approach on April 29 and will be the closest to us on May 23, if it doesn’t melt first. This should be quite a light show for us. Atlas is very large, more than a mile wide! The elements within its ice is making it give off a green tail as it soars through space toward us. The best viewing time is in the evening around 9 pm looking toward the north.

For some, a comet passing means something bad is going to happen before the end of the year. If you look back into history, a comet preceded Cesar’s murder, a comet preceded Mt. Vesuvius exploding and when Hale Bopp passed in the late 90’s Lady Diana and Mother Teresa died. While I believe there is no such thing as coincidence, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

Wrapping it up

As you can see things are lining up for some intense change personally and globally. We are entering a month of endings and beginnings. The best way to move easily through these changes is to take the King of Pentacles advise, relax and work through it. The Full Moon on the seventh hints at the revelation of secrets and the Dark Moon tells us to brace ourselves. Then there are the three retrogrades and the Comet Atlas shaking things up. All this and it’s only May!!!

Have a wonderful, exciting month ❤
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

 

 

 

 

Nothing But Time

How is everyone handling this down time? I hope you are all staying safe. I know being at home can be a struggle for some. Worries can creep in about how we are going to keep our bills paid without a steady income or savings to fall back on if this carries on too long, worries for family and friends can overwhelm, and some might even be bored out of our minds.

Keeping ourselves mentally and physically busy will help.

It is a great time to embrace a new skill, try a new hobby, take an online course, or dive into the list of things we’ve always said we’d like to do if we had time.

Spend some time outside taking walks and working in the garden. Soaking up vitamin D, is great for the immune system!

I’ve been keeping busy making pendulums to sell, building my Tarot and Numerology business and developing an online class.

The thing is, with all the craziness going on in the world right now, this down time is giving us all an amazing opportunity to re-evaluate our priorities. As I was putting together this article for posting, I decided to do a quick tarot spread asking what this isolation time is teaching us.

I wasn’t surprised that all three cards that came up were Swords. Being isolated can be a huge mental and emotional strain. What the cards tell us that we are all prisoners of our own design. We are bound by our belief systems, our self-talk, our dreams, desires and in numerous other ways. What this time of isolation offers is time to rest, regroup and consider what is and is not important to us; then we must decide what changes that may be necessary going forward after things start opening up again.

Because let’s be real, things need to change and after this is all said and done the world is not going to be the same ever again and neither are we. And, that isn’t a bad thing, is it?

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon

Januarys Lunar Eclipse

Although I don’t care for winter, I enjoy the month of January because it gives us so many firsts. It is a clean slate, a brand-new year full of opportunity. We have the first day, the first week, the first bad snow storm, and the first moon phases of the year. January 10th and 11th, depending on where you live in the world, brings us the first full moon of the year and the first of four Penumbral Eclipses.  

This eclipse is the result of a full moon, meaning our focus is on letting go of outdated beliefs and behaviors. It will be visible in Alaska, Greenland, North and East Canada. For us the moon will be below the horizon during the beginning of the eclipse. Even though many won’t be able to see the event, the energy is still available for us all. 

Eclipses are portals of energy which carry us forward. Last month’s new moon/solar eclipse opened the door to change. This month’s eclipse is likely to be an emotional couple of days as it is in Cancer, a water sign, so we could find ourselves dealing with extreme emotions for several months; even throughout this year of massive change. 

Much of the changes happening this year are coming from the Stellium currently gathering strength in the sign of Capricorn. A grouping of outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, will influence the entire year in a big way. Every thirty or so year these planets get together. When they do world changing events occur. Much of it because of Saturn and Pluto being in the same room.  

Jupiter is the planet of expansion. Being in an earth sign at our full moon eclipse we are focusing on what within our personal or global space needs to go. But Saturn is a bit of a stick in the mud that likes rules and structure. While there is nothing wrong with that, we also have Pluto in the mix and it loves forcing change.  

We have Mercury in Capricorn lending a hand and, hopefully come good open communication to these three until January 24, when it moves into Aquarius. The planets of huge change will be on their own until February 16. On this date Mars comes into the grouping to agitate an already stressful situation until the end of March.  

Bringing this back to tomorrows eclipse, we have many things pushing us to make necessary change. Working through our emotions and letting go of what does not serve us isn’t going to be easy. It is, however, an important step toward our future. 

Blessed Be ❤ Sharon