02/04/20: Time to move on.

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((Everyday Witches Tarot, Blake and Alba))

WELCOME TO FEBRUARY!

I hope Imbolc found you warm and well, making plans for Spring.

Our week opens with Six of Swords; our theme this week will be all about going your own way up your own path. As we have often discussed, this is not meant to be a group activity, and you must not be swayed from your path by others – anyone who cannot stick to your map (the reason does not matter) must follow their own without you.

REMINDER: GUILT IS FOR SUCKERS!

Anyone – and I do mean ANYone – endeavoring to influence, control, or otherwise manipulate you, must be sent on their own way. You cannot squander your resources on vigilance guarding against and fending off theirs various forms of attack – it is NOT in your best interests.

SNEAK PEAK: The Hermit shows up later this week, reinforcing our solitary travels.

 Whatever you decide to do this week, best of luck to your safe and swift travels.

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2019 FEB DARK MOON: TCB!

Hecate’s protective darkness falls February 4th, 2:53 PM CST.

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((Spellcaster’s Tarot, Marquis and Murphy. Read left to right, top to bottom: Hierophant. Judgement, Ten of Wands, Temperance, Five of Wands, Emperor.))

Time to get down to business!

If you wisely used your Imbolc energy to decide what you want to manifest in the Spring (Ostara will be here before we know it – no matter how cold it is right now), this is the Dark Moon meant for seriously planting those seeds. Make a list, check it twice, and get to work. Let us look at the cards:

  • Hierophant: The sacred is everywhere – seek it out and you will find it.
  • Judgement: Round and round we go – pay attention for your opportunity to jump off.
  • 10 of Wands: Too much success to quickly – get organized ASAP!
  • Temperance: Balance will always be the key – seek it in your daily life for best results.
  • Five of Wands: Beware Death by Committee – know where the buck stops!
  • Emperor: Lead, guide, provide – you are in charge here, BE IN CHARGE.

THE GOOD NEWS: You are poised for success.

THE BAD NEWS: There really isn’t any as long as you get to work.

THE TAKEAWAY: You already have everything you need to move forward as you choose – but choosing is necessary! This is not passive energy, you must make actual decisions and pursue them.

Whatever you decide to do (or not do), best of luck with your efforts.

NEW MOON PRAYER

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2019 WEEK 5: In your own time.

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba. Read left to right, top to bottom: Page of Cups, Five of Pentacles, Ten of Wands, The Moon, Three of Pentacles, Knight of Wands.))

“If your name is not on the lease, this is not the time to pick a fight.” Unknown

GREETINGS FROM THE AMERICAN MIDWEST!

Where it is currently colder than some parts of Alaska.

If you can believe such a thing!

I told you that to tell you this; for many people, the only message here is to do your best to keep safe, warm, and well. The cold is exhausting so self-care (make soup, take showers, snuggle pets, drink tea) must be a priority if you are to be good for anything else. Everything else will keep for another time.

But enough about the ridiculous weather; let’s look at the cards: 

Page of Cups to Knight of Wands: Inspiration can lead to adventure this week but the going will not be easy. Here is the good news: you are not on your own, assistance is available if you want (or need) it – but you must be willing to ask for it! Pride is very expensive and it does not keep you warm at night; do not allow your pride to get in the way of your practical good sense.

REMINDER: Friday is February 1st – Imbolc! If you are ready to court warmth, it is a good time for spice cake, chai, candle light, and making lists of all the things you wants to make manifest in the Spring. Intention is what counts; the ritual may be as simple as cutting into the cake and making a wish – it is up to you! Think warm, happy, positive thoughts, and enjoy!

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2019 WEEK 4: OFF WE GO!

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba. Read left to right, top to bottom: Four of Wands, Ace of Cups, Eight of Swords, The Sun, The Star, Knight of Cups.))  

SEE THE STAR, MAKE A WISH!

WELCOME TO AQUARIUS SEASON!

Last week’s good-ideas-on-hold are this week’s “Ride ’em, cowboy!”

TAKEAWAY: Follow your passions, put your heart into it, take risks. Be fearless, not feckless. 

With the appearance of both The Sun and The Star, our wishes canNOT wait to come true. If the Eight of Swords startles you, keep this in mind; you are in control of your thoughts, NOT the other way around. 

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2019 WEEK 3: Take a break! Take Two!

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba. Read top to bottom, left to right: Temperance, The Devil, Four of Swords, Ace of Swords, The Hierophant, Five of Swords.))

WARNING!!! WARNING!!! WARNING!!!

This week promises to try our patience as well as our resolve – do not fall for it!

Believe it or not, winning is not the most important goal this week; maintaining balance will be your priority – you will not “win” without it. Let’s take some of our images literally this week; yoga, meditation and rest are highly recommended.

While you are practicing yoga, meditation and resting, you may free some thoughts and ideas you may wish to pursue; do not be in hurry – consider journaling them for another time. The Five of Swords is a warning about timing; winning at this time would be a mixed blessing at best. Do yourself a favor; rest and nurture this week, make plans for another time.

With respect to New Year’s Resolutions, you may find them difficult to maintain this week as well, and that is okay. Do the best you can with what you’ve got and don’t be too hard on yourself – it won’t help. If you have an off day, or what may more commonly be refereed to as a “cheat day,” no problem – pauses are not failures – just start again the next day.

As always, be happy, safe, warm and well.

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2019 WEEK 2: It takes a village.

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba. Left to right, top to bottom: The Hierophant, King of Pentacles, Four of Pentacles, Temperance, Two of Wands, Six of Wands.))

WELCOME TO THE FIRST FULL WEEK OF 2019!!!

If you have been having a hard time getting into the new year groove (or perhaps extended the holiday through the disjointed week), no problem; this week is a perfect reset opportunity to launch the new beginning you have planned for the new year.

EVERY DAY IS A NEW START!

Do not allow yourself to be neutralized by doubts; a moment’s slip is easily recovered by getting right back to it. It is important to remember every day is an opportunity to start again. Anyone can have one bad day, or take a day off, or try something that does not work out as planned. Paraphrasing an adage, success is not measured in how may times you fall but rather how many times you get back up. 

The cards above send a clear message; the time has come to draw from all quarters – it takes a village to raise anything that matters (i.e. children, resources, hope), and you are no exception. Marshal your forces; gather your intellect, spirituality, wisdom, and bring them into balance within yourself. How? The usual ways (diet, exercise, research, meditation, self-care, etc.) channeled into your projects and pathways for your own purpose. Use your gifts and abilities for you – no apologies, no explanations. With your best efforts put into moving forward to accomplish your goals, your level of success will be up to you. (Reminder: The sky may be the actual limit here – be creative, be smart, be careful.)

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2019 WEEK 1: Setting the tone.

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((Everyday Witch Tarot, Blake and Alba. Left to right, top to bottom: Strength, Seven of Pentacles, Nine of Swords, Two of Cups, The Magician, The Star.))

HAPPY NEW YEAR* AND WELCOME TO 2019!!!

I hope everyone finds themselves warm, safe, happy and well in the new year; if you are not, may you find your way in 2019.

For a great many, January 1st marks a brand new start – projects, renewal dates, tax year – and as with all new starts, we should be looking back to where we have been; what worked, what challenged, what taught, what changed? We cannot dwell on the events and pathways of 2018 but we must know what to keep and what to let fall away as we move forward on our 2019 path.

SEE THE STAR, MAKE A WISH!!!

While the spread above is to be read top to bottom, I choose to start this reading by  focusing on the final card. The Star tells the tale of this week: it is time to make your wish for 2019. Keep that in mind as we look at the supporting cards; the flow can be taken big picture, left to right, top to bottom for an overall picture but for more specific pieces, let’s look at  more interior line plays:

  • Strength – Two of Cups – The Star: Looking for Love? Start with bravery, welcome intimacy, follow your heart’s desire.
  • Nine of Swords – The Magician – The Star: Too many ideas? Sort them out and get to work – wishes require effort – and know you can make things happen!
  • Seven of Pentacles – Two of Cups – The Magician – The Star: There’s no stopping you in 2019! What do you want to grow? Your business? Your love? Your knowledge? Make your choices, create your plan, and get underway! 

 Looking at the big overall picture, this is your year to find your best voice, get things done, and make strides up your pathway. If you want it, if you truly wish for it, if you back it up with positive intention as well as appropriate action, you will likely find the pieces falling into place with astonishing regularity. As always, some bravery will be required.

REMINDER: Nothing written here is either a promise or a curse; what you make of this year and its energy is entirely up to you. Best of luck whatever you may decide.

*For those keeping the Celtic Wheel (and November 1st as your New Year’s Day), this is a good time to take inventory; are we nurturing the seeds we planted? Are we on the right track, or do we need to make changes? Are we satisfied with our relationships, or is it time to cut cords of attachment and be free (KEEP IN MIND: cords of love are always welcome, it is attachment and its expectation that need cutting when we are ready to face them).

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