Weekly Reading: May 14-20 2017

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We may feel more optimistic this week, having more ideas, but may fear letting go of something in order to move forward.

This may be a belief or thought about something, perhaps even self-doubt, that may prevent from going after what we want.

We may want to rekindle our passions and find something to channel our energy into and let go of any fears or doubts.

A part of us may think and feel “this is great!” while another part of us may think, “who am I to think someone like me can do something like that?

This is where it’s necessary to let go of these negative thoughts that hold us back from moving forward. Continue reading

Weekend Reading – May 12-14 2017

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Firstly, we’d like to wish mums everywhere, who are still with us or in spirit, a Happy Mother’s Day on this Sunday.

This past week may have been a new beginning, which now as the weekend approaches, may mark the next step in this phase.

As this new phase or step is underway, we may be working to try to perfect everything as we go along.

We may be trying to perfect our strategy to make sure that everything is going according to plan.

We may be trying to wait for the “perfect time or moment” when everything is just right before we can move on to the next step.

Sometimes perfection isn’t possible; sometimes that “perfect time” won’t happen unless we make it happen.

Do we fear that we’re not ready or that the time isn’t ready?

Will we wait too long and miss our chance hoping for the right window of opportunity or do we need to just go for it?

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The World card shows that we can put the past behind us, any negativity that we’ve been carrying with us, and leave it behind.

The right time may be approaching soon, that we’re very close to the next step in our plan.

We have the perfect moment within us; we just have to trust our intuition to let us know when the “right” time is.

If you feel that you’re on the verge of something new happening, that a new cycle is about to begin (which the Full Moon in Scorpio was on Wednesday, May 10), this may be the time to work out the minor details and perfect them in your own way.

The World card is associated with Saturn and the Waxing Gibbous card is interpreted as “perfecting”. Saturn is about restrictions, limitations, but also about perfecting ourselves.

Have a look to see how Saturn may be influencing you currently in its transit or look at Saturn in your natal chart.

Saturn may offer additional insight into seeing how to work with your limitations and the direction you may want to go in in order to make the most of it.

Saturn is about rewards through hard work which The World also gives rewards from the trials and errors endured from the previous major arcana cards.

This weekend may offer rewards for hard work done previously and any hard work done over the weekend may pay off as well.

Work diligently and perfect your work; do your best and give it your all.

This weekend will mark phase two of your plans or new beginning; continue the work and responsibilities that you’ve taken on and have faith that the rewards will come.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Blessings and #puglove,
Stacey & the Tarot Pugs

 

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Card images from Black Cats Tarot by Maria Kurara (Lo Scarabeo) and Arcana of Astrology by Black and the Moon.


Weekly Reading: May 7-13 2017

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As you may have noticed from last week, we’ve changed up the format for the card for the week and started to do a weekly reading.

This week’s cards are from The Black Cats Tarot by Maria Kurara and Les Vampires by Lucy Cavendish (illustriated by Jasmine Becket-Griffith).

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The World, The Magician, The Lovers

A new beginning is underway as one chapter closes and a new one begins.

We often think about the future in terms of “one day” or “some day”, yet we wait for the right opportunity or chance.

Why not start today? Why not this week?

Where do you want to go from here? What would you want to do now?

What is your passion? What do you love to do?

If you could manifest anything in the world, what would it be?

What can you do to make that happen?

The future is what we make of it.

Each of us is at the center of our own little world, which we can make whatever we want in our lives.

This week, we can cast off our old selves and ways, close a chapter in our lives and create what we want.

The skills are already within you to manifest what we desire.

If you need assistance, you’ll most likely already know who to ask for help.

This new chapter is likely to have a partner by your side to help along the way.

Perhaps a lifelong dream can be manifested with a partner or significant other. Maybe a business venture or collaboration could be in the works.

This new beginning can be compiled of everything that you’ve learned and gained from your past experiences, bringing your skills forward into the next phase.

 

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Reason

Listen to advice, Think clearly, Intellect

Think carefully about your reasons about why and what you’re planning for this week and the next phase or chapter in your life.

It’s awesome to be optimistic about the future, however, a healthy dose of realism is needed to stay focused and grounded.

Seek advice and guidance to make sure your plans can become a reality.

It can become too easy to get caught up in daydreams about what the future may bring, but by combining you hopes, passions and intellect, you can weave them into something amazing.

Much #puglove,
Stacey & the Tarot Pugs

 

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Card images from Black Cats Tarot by Maria Kurara (Lo Scarabeo) ©2013 and Les Vampires by Lucy Cavendish (illustrated by Jasmine Becket-Griffith) ©2014.

Tarot & Spirituality

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Tarot is known for enhancing our spiritual connections and exploring our innermost thoughts, feelings, patterns, behaviours and habits.

Tarot can be a spiritual experience where you can connect with the Divine, the Universe, Spirit, spirit guides and loved ones in spirit.

If you read tarot or have had a tarot reading, have you ever felt a spiritual connection with a message that was received or delivered?

Has a reading moved you immensely or evoked an awakening?

 

Tarot can be a spiritual tool that can deal with anything from every day matters to the esoteric.

 

It doesn’t have to be a spiritual experience to make it valid, but adding spirituality to tarot can allow for deeper meanings to enter the mind.

 

Tarot & Spirituality

When I read tarot, I often attune to spirit guides to assist me with finding the messages that I need to hear or deliver, especially when doing readings for others.

Tarot has created a foundation or basis for me to center myself, and really has become a part of who I am.

 

So, how can tarot enhance or deepen spirituality?

 

The first question to ask perhaps is, “how do you define spirituality for yourself?

Is spirituality something that you incorporate into your daily life?

Do you have beliefs that relate or adhere to a specific religion or is it more an eclectic mix that is suited more personally for yourself?

If you’ve defined your spirituality as either religious or something bigger than religion itself, tarot can help to narrow it down as to what you’re seeking in spirituality.

You may have questions about what you should study in spirituality, what you should learn that may enhance it, which deities you should work with or even how a ritual or spell may work out.

 

Beyond the Basics

If you’ve studied spirituality and/or religion for a few years, you may feel that you’ve read just about every book on the market. (I went for years without reading new material as there were few books that weren’t intended for beginners.)

The internet can a valuable resource, especially now in the 2010s, as times have definitely changed from my novice days 20 years ago.

Yet, finding valuable and reliable information online can be tricky in and of itself, as sources and information can be conflicting.

New books that are geared towards more experienced practitioners aren’t easy to come by and the wisdom isn’t often shared readily unless you find a trusted mentor or tutor.

 

So, how do you go beyond the basics?

 

This is where trusting your intuition becomes the most valuable.

Spirit speaks through intuition.

When you get a nagging feeling about something or someone, then check on it or someone and find out you where right, that’s Spirit letting you know.

Spirit can be loved ones in spirit who have crossed over, angels or archangels, spirit guides, faeries, the God/Goddess, a deity.

Spirit is always there to help and wants to maintain that connection with us.

 

Tarot helps to link our cognitive mind with the unconscious and subconscious, which is where Spirit speaks to us.

 

Simply asking the tarot how you can deepen or enhance your spirituality can open new possibilities that you may not have considered.

It may not necessarily mean studying, learning or practicing something.

Spirit could suggest letting go of something that is blocking you or holding you back, preventing you from hearing Spirit or moving forward in your life to receive what Spirit has to offer you.

Tarot can be an amazing spiritual tool to go beyond the daily card of the day, week or month, which are still good to have for preparing us for what may happen in the physical world.

(Don’t get me wrong about that one; I still love to draw daily/weekly/monthly cards!)

Yet, tarot can help us connect to the Divine and feel connected to Spirit and deepen our spiritual practice that can go beyond the basics, even when we can’t find a tutor, mentor or advanced book.

Spirit is always there to guide us in ways to further our spiritual development; we just have to listen.

 

Interested in a Spiritual Tarot Reading?

No matter if you’re new age, follow the old ways or define spirituality on your own terms, a Spiritual Tarot Reading is designed to help you connect to the Divine and how Spirit seeks to connect with you.

Find details and request a Spiritual Tarot Reading (also available on Etsy here) to discover and deepen your own spiritual practice.

 

Blessings & #PugLove,
Stacey & the Tarot Pugs

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Weekend Card: May 5-7 2017 – Father of Cups

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If life has seemed like an emotional roller coaster lately, or if we’ve had our feathers ruffled a bit, we may feel like regaining our composure again.

Certain things may have caught us off guard recently, which now, we may be determined to not let it happen again.

What normally may get a rise out of us may simply roll off like water on a duck’s back.

If someone’s tries to stir up trouble or problems, we may choose to not get involved and instead carry on our way.

We may give the impression that we’re indifferent to the feelings, emotions or arguments of others, yet inside, the undercurrents of emotions run deep. However, all is calm on the surface.

We may feel like detaching ourselves from a situation, person or place, in order to stay in control of our own emotions and feelings.

If you or someone else seems detached, it may be a way to internalise and process the deep emotions felt within.

Interactions over the weekend may be fairly diplomatic with careful words chosen, instead of fueled by emotions that can often dictate behaviour.

We may be more conscious about the impression that we make on others, trying to put our best foot forward.

A lot may be left unsaid; we may choose to hold back and bite our tongues, rather than say the wrong thing in the heat of the moment.

Stay calm, cool and collected this weekend.

 

Much #puglove,
Stacey & the Tarot Pugs

 

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Card image from The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans ©2016.

The Seven Major Chakras

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What exactly are chakras?

The word “chakra” comes from Sanskrit meaning “wheel”. These “wheels” reside in the body and are centers of energy. Energy moves within these chakras that spin like wheels.

The chakras are seen as spinning wheels of light that begin at the base of the spine to the top of the head.

In the body there are 88,000 chakras in the human body, yet the major seven chakras are usually the ones that receive the most attention and healing. Continue reading

Weekly Reading – April 30 – May 6 2017

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When I prepared to do the card for this week, I felt inclined to add two additional tarot cards and an oracle card for this week. I hope to continue this for future week cards as this can give overall clarity and depth to the week.

Tarot of the Cat People by Karen Kuykendall (U.S. Games Systems, Inc.) and Arcana of Astrology by Black and the Moon are used for the messages for this week.

Both are beautiful decks and the colours from Arcana of Astrology compliment any spread to Tarot of the Cat People, yet it does so very nicely to any tarot deck as well. Continue reading

Tarotscopes – May 2017

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It’s another new month and new Tarotscopes!

It’s Taurus season which can mean we can get down to work, get steady towards our goals and be determined to make things happen.

The cards drawn for this month’s tarotscopes are from The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans.

These forecasts can be read and used for your sun, moon and rising signs. See which one or all your signs work best for you.

If you’re unsure about your signs, you can check astro.com to compose your natal chart for free. Continue reading

Weekend Card: April 28-30 2017 – Mother of Pentacles

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Your home will feel like your sanctuary, your own personal castle or garden, especially over the weekend. You’ll feel like the Queen (or King) of your home.

You may want to stay close to home over the weekend, tending to personal matters around the home and family.

This may mean getting organized, clearing out cupboards and closets, maybe even tending to some spring cleaning.

Guests may grace their presence to your home, which may be low-key. Continue reading

Card of the Week: April 23-29 2017 – The Empress

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Welcome to Taurus season!

The Sun entered Taurus on April 19,  appropriately we have The Empress for this week whose associated planet is Venus, which rules Taurus (and Libra).

We should turn our focus on nurturing ourselves and reconnecting with our own innate nature.

We can do this by connecting with nature outside.

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, that means springtime which everything is starting to come into bloom.

If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, then that means autumn is upon you and you can feel the subtle change of the season marking winter is soon on its way.

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