Moon Phases of Spring 2023
Full Moon on April 6th in Libra:
The dance of Relationship takes center stage
New Moon on April 20th in Aries:
An urge to start something new bubbles to the surface!
Full Moon on May 5th in Scorpio:
The desire for Intimacy and passion won't be able to stay hidden! Deep waters run.
New Moon on May 19th in Taurus:
It's time to get cozy and organized. Get some new things or systems to help things run smoothly.
Full Moon on June 5th in Sagittarius:
The future looks bright and we follow instinct into new territory. Tomorrow will take care of itself
New Moon on June 18th in Gemini:
Follow your interests and visions and share your thoughts with of other fellow travellers.
The Year of the Rabbit 2023
WooHoo! The New Year is almost here and in Chinese Astrology it is the year of the Water Rabbit. I've been doing alot of research and here is what I found out!
On January 22nd, 2023 we begin The Year of the Water Rabbit This will be a welcome shift from the very dynamic and regenerating, but somewhat destabilizing year of the Tiger. The year of the water rabbit is said to be full of gentleness and peace and a good year to heal wounds... personally and together... to make new plans for the future.
And according to a lot of what I have read it is also just generally a good year for every sign. Yay!
The Here is a short overview of the 2023 forecast for every Chinese zodiac sign.
2023 will be a great year socially for the Rat! New friends and faces will enter your life easily. Career success may just happen naturally by connecting and talking to lots of people. It is a great year to ask for help in a venture, but keep your plans close to your chest in general. Love ♡♡♡ may come through new connections.
2023 should be one of the easiest years for the Ox in a long while (years!). It looks like responsibilites will be on autopilot, leaving a lot of space to explore new interests and fun plans. But make sure you are mindful of your money $$$ this year, as it could flow through your fingers like water!
The Tiger will be lucky in love ♡ and career this year! It looks like you will feel fullfilled in your life and personal goals. The only warning is stay out of drama...yours or another person.
"The year 2023 promises to be a fantastic year for the Rabbits. There will not be any obstacles to his life, and the progress will be superb. Professionals can expect promotions and salary increases. People in business will prosper in their ventures. Investments will give good returns, and pending loans will be repaid. Love and romance will be excellent ♡♡♡, and the family atmosphere will be delightful. Overall, Rabbits will have a beautiful period." (This quote from China Highlights says it all.)
The Year of the Rabbit will be smooth and flow up towards higher goals easily. If you are in a relationship ♡♡♡, it should be better than ever and relationships in general will be joyful. Luck is on the Dragon's side this year, so get clear on what you want, because you just might get it!
2023 will be a pretty darn good year for the Snake. Fun and good times will be abound, but well earned! It will be a bit of a balancing act between making money and spending money, working hard and making time for family and friends. You will need to be conscious about where your energy ✴ is going.
Wow! It looks like this is going to be one of the best years for the Horse in a long time! Love omens are excellent, finances look not only stable, but possibly growing and happy surprises will be abound! ✴
Overall 2023 will be a lucky year for the Sheep, especially in the second half of the year! If you are looking for love ♡♡♡, prospects look bright. If you are pursuing a career goal, success or promotion looks promising. Just make sure you are scheduling in self-care so you can be as ambitious and active as your heart desires.
2023 looks like a fantastic year on all fronts for the Monkey. Expanding career goals or business ventures $$$ looks especially promising. Also if you have been wanting to move into new job territory, transitioning looks favorable.
The Rooster can create a wonderful year in 2023 following a few key suggestions! Avoid situations where you need to be political and do not engage in a fight if possible. Also put your energy ✴ into the things that are most important to you, especially personal relationships . You may need to take the first step, but your attention will be returned. In business, use integrity and invest, but it might not be the best year for a big expansion. Good Luck!
Woohoo! This really looks like a stellar year for the Dog, especially after the difficulties of 2022. The spotlight is on wonderful opportunities in LOVE ♡♡♡...espescially the first half of the year. There are blessings coming for friendships and family and creativity, also. Some dogs are going to get an unexpected reward in their career life, too.
2023 looks very positive for the Pig! If you are single, this will be a fabulous year to meet a special someone ♡♡♡! It is also a great year formultiple income streams $$$, especially if you have a side hustle. Just make sure you are taking care of your health, you know, get good sleep and eat your vegetables.
Tarot Readings for the New Year! 2023
key phrase: Listen to your inner voice.
2023 starts with a warm but somewhat distracted energy. Some of us may feel it hard to move towards a future goal because we keep getting involved in things that are right in front of us. Past disappointments or hurts that are unresolved may also keep us from moving forward. Don't be too hard on yourself or throw in the towel, because the Page of Cups is coming in to give you the emotional intelligence needed to move forward, despite distracting feelings. Some of you may be feeling like you're not even sure what your goals are, so sit down, take a deep breath and a piece of paper and write down some ideas and feelings and soon enough you'll know where to go. Honesty with self and others is the most important catalyst. If you have recently had some heartbreak, good omens are pointing out that the healing has already started.
Page of wands x three of swords x page of cups
Key phrase: Set yourself free
February looks like it's going to be intense!
The most obvious message from this month's reading is that if you are involved in a situation where something feels out of control, whether it is a relationship with a person, or a substance or a habit, or any situation that you just keep obsessing about, help is out there. Our old friend the Devil card showed up this month but hot on his heels is the Hierophant who is the sage, the helper, the person who has information you need to set yourself free.
Some of you may be in a hot and heavy relationship where the chemistry is awesome. Just make sure it's balanced and healthy and it doesn't become an addiction. If it does , go find the Heirophant! The Devil energy isn't all bad, it is just very primal and can be compulsive.
Heirophant and the Devil
Key Phrase: Everything comes back threefold
In march we are all going to reap what we sow. For most of us that's a yippee!!!, but for some of us that might be an uh-oh, time to clean up my mess. Justice is going to be hanging around all month and she rules Instant Karma so make sure your intentions are good! Do the right thing and you'll get a lot of blessings in return. Just remember in life and in spell work anything you put out there comes back to you three fold. That will be especially true this month. Luckily many of you are going to finally get something you've been working towards. The last card in the deck shows up here which oftentimes is a happily ever after card. So if you've been a good person, you can look forward to getting something you've been waiting for this month. Good luck!
Justice x the world
.Years ago I was obsessed with a book called 'The Tightwad Gazette'. I was a new mom and had to figure out how to live well while supporting two humans on my single person salary. The Gazette was loaded with tips and tricks to save money. It changed my life...I became 'frugal' and started to save money and really chose where my money went. In fact I now have a youtube channel called The Practical Magic of Frugal Living
One of my favorite articles was called 'The Snowball Effect'. It portrayed the trajectory of two people who each received a $100 dollar bonus every new year. After 5 years one person had invested the money into various projects, each one re-investing in the next, and ended up earning and extra $20,000+ dollars after 5 years, while the other person just spent it on dinner and clothes every time they got the bonus. I just found this fascinating.
This act of building upon what you have, little by little, until it hits critical mass , falls into the category I call 'Practical Magic". Yes, we all wish we were born rich or could actually win the lottery, but these aren't the only two options for dream creation. We can all start where we are at. (And by the way this is not excusing the disaster that is end times capitalism in the USA...things must change) Read my last blog post on creating abundance out of almost nothing.
The snowball effect comes into play when we create and committ to daily rituals. If we get in steps, eat healthy , and invest in our relationships the cummulative effect is greater than the small actions. We are our habits.
Just some food for thought!
Keywords: Confident Forward Motion
October starts with the planet Mercury finally going direct. YaY! ✨ Now is the time for forward movement and the cards are supporting this. This month is powerful and it's all about cutting through the BS to get to the core of the matter. This will be a time of being a visionary in your own life and also engaging your willpower to try and make real what it is that you're seeing in your mind's eye. We have both the Ace of swords and the Magician in October helping us get to a new level on our life path.
In General, it will be easier to access objectivity around a murky situation this month. And even in matters of the heart, the Ace of Swords will help you get real.
In relationships truth is going to be shared whether we are ready or not and if you've been in a limbo land situation, that will probably resolve itself one way or another. Don't be afraid, be brave! You have the magician on your side. She is a master manifest-or and I love this card because it also has a sprinkling of magic in it. So the dream big in October and believe that anything is possible.''because usually it is.
Ace of Swords x Magician
Commitment is the topic of the month. What we are willing and able to commit to really influences what our life looks like. Where are you at with commitment? What is easy for you to commit to.? What seems impossible for you to commit to? I think commitment is mysterious and very powerful. ⋆ . ˚ ✩ ✭ ⋆☆ﾟ
The Lovers card asks us to choose. Sometimes the choice we are asked to make means we can't choose something else. You can't be married and single at the same time (although people try...really hard☻) or be vegan and eat meat.
Relationships this month will want to ground into more serious territory, so that means some of you will be getting in deeper and some of you will be breaking up. It's not a casual time for love There's another energy rolling in with this card in November to help us out. The Ace of swords cuts through static and brings clarity. I consider it one of the cards of revolution. The image I envision.... is rolling into some battle with your sword drawn to bring in the new day. One of the ways to do that in your own personal life is to draw a line in the sand with that sword and commit to the path you want to be on. You can do it! And the energy of November will help.
Lovers x Ace of Swords
The last month of the year is here! December is more mellow than Oct. and Nov. and is all about balance and equilibrium and that should be fairly easy to accomplish. The tarot cards indicate that it should be easier than usual to not let yourself get dragged into other people's dramas and to avoid getting triggered.
Self-imposed limitation is the name of the game and will have lots of benefits! (No wearing the lampshade at the Xmas party for you!)
The strength card is here telling us to let go of perfectionism because we are just wonderful the way we are! Being Perfect is unattainable and is a great weapon to use against ourselves .
In relationships, harmony will flow in any way it can, over any situation that comes up. Only someone really trying hard, like (Insert preferred asshole here) could interrupt it.
The visualization I see for December... is floating down a lazy cosmic river. You're going with the flow but you're also effortlessly guiding yourself away any boulders on your path.
Temperance x Strength
WOW! Climate change is really on my mind, and weighing on my heart right now. This past summer Mother Earth was yelling to get our attention. 🔥I still have some hope that we can turn it around and I want to share some really wonderful , hopeful things happening around the world that make my heart sing. Humans are amazing...we can adapt to anything and we can innovate. My hope is that this past summer has been a wake up call and the humans of the world (and their governments) unite to save our planet and ourselves. At the end of this list I also am going to list some of the ways that I live to do my small part. We can all pitch in!
The Greening of Ethiopia. Ethiopia has been earnestly planting trees for years now.
According to the UNEP " Under the country’s National Green Development Program—launched in May 2019 in a bid to combat climate change and environmental degradation—Ethiopia plans to plant 4 billion trees on 1.5 million hectares across the country: 40 trees per person."
The country set a world record of planting over 300 million trees on one day in May 2019. They are also working to restore water and greenery in parched land. Here is a video https://youtu.be/D9Ntr6ns44U.
Restoring water to India. A movement is happening in many parts of India that uses a combination of traditional technologies and permaculture techniques to restore water to dried up wells, crops and forests.Here are a couple of videos:
Isreal now creates a water surplus. They recycle 90% of their tap water and use it for agriculture and planting forests! They are actually exporting water to other countries.
Here is a video: https://youtu.be/KYhZwcwtN4k
Brad Lancaster is helping turn Tuscon, AZ into a water harvesting Mecca:
Do you know of any inspirational projects happening right now to help mother earth? I would love to hear about them. Please leave a comment below!
Are you wondering what your carbon footprint is? Here is a calculator.
I have been attempting a zero waste lifestyle for years...but it is really hard.Have you ever tried to go plastic free, even for one day? It is almost impossible. I really hope we get it together and come up with a plastic alternative soon. But I was excited to see that I had a negative carbon footprint. It is mostly because I have an urban lifestyle (i live in an apartment and have no car) and I am a plant-based eater. Also the city I live in uses hydro power, not fossil fuel. Ironically , the number one worst thing you can do for the planet is....have a kid!😄
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August 27, 2022: New Moon in Virgo
✵Make your master plan to rule the world
September 10, 2022: Full Moon in Pisces
✵Cry your eyes out or laugh hysterically...or both!
September 25, 2022: New Moon Libra
✵A new relationship may waltz through you front door...or your marriage(love renewed)
October 9, 2022: Full Moon in Aries
✵Burn bright in your life...be your own rockstar
October 25, 2022: New Moon in Scorpio
✵Let a a new or old calling lead you forward
November 8 , 2022: Full Moon in Taurus (lunar eclipse)
✵Revel in what you have created...Yum
November 23, 2022: New Moon in Sagittarius
✵Start a fun new project and let yourself be moved by a new passion
December 7, 2022: Full Moon in Gemini
✵Have a marathon phone conversation with a friend. Express what is in your soul to someone.
December 23, 2022: New Moon in Capricorn
✵Make your list of achievable (and lofty) goals for the New Year
I am always really interested in the intersection of free will and destiny. As a tarot reader I work at the edge of this border constantly. When I do a reading for someone, I receive information about the most likely outcome, but I always tell people if you don’t like what this reading says you have free will and you can change it. We are not victims of life, but partners.
This little money ritual I’m gonna give you works in that realm ...there’s a practical side and there’s a magical side and the two together seem to work really well.
This spell is especially powerful if you are flat broke. It switches the energy from desperation to stability. I literally saved hundreds of dollars like this and it started me on my path of frugal living and substantial savings. I now have a IRA and then some, And it all started with this little spell. You can do this. And don’t care if the people at the bank think you’re weird because your money has a hole in it and it smells like cinnamon. Good luck!
This is a variation of a money spell from the book Silvers spells for abundance by Raven Wolf.
All you need is a receipt spindle and some cinnamon.
Every evening at dusk take out any dollar bills you have and stack them on the spindle and sprinkle a little cinnamon on them and say the chant....
I am fortunate
I am successful
I am positive abundance and prosperity
make it so.
You can keep collecting the bills until they reach a certain amount and then put them in your savings account or you can create a magical money box that even adds more energy into attracting more dollar bills. But the important thing is to always leave one dollar every time you remove the money to put them in your savings.
Although this sounds simple, it has a powerful effect because like attracts like. When money exists in your life, it holds energy. When you go from a place, like I was, with no extra money or savings at all, there is a background anxiety that nags at you constantly. Having an emergency account will take away that background stress. It will free up energy to get creative on how to save or earn even more money!I found myself more inspired to save money once I had money saved.I actually have a YouTube channel now called the practical magic of frugal living that you can check out to see what I do to save money. It’s sort of like a thing in motion stays in motion and a thing at rest stays at rest. Like attracts like!
(40% of Americans have less than $400 in savings!
Don't join this sad club.)
Even if you’re broke as can be, you can get this much savings and much more by working with some mindfulness and magic. And all of the inspiration starting from doing this money spell can make you feel in control of your life once you have a bit of savings. Then you can just keep focusing and making the money collection bigger.
Good Luck and may you collect dollars instead of clutter!
April is a month for getting things done! The combination of the elements of fire and earth is powerful! The energy of the nine of wands rallies up stamina, perseverance, determination and also inspiration. Many of you may have been working on something or toward something that is going to culminate this month. If you’re feeling at your wits end about something because you feel like you’ve been putting energy into it and you’re not seeing an outcome, don’t give up! You are about to jump into new territory and you will be noticed for your hard work and also be rewarded. The three of pentacles portends achievement, but it’s always well earned support and financial gain. Don’t be afraid to work for what you want, especially in April. A positive message is arriving, saying we all get what we deserve in the end, but sometimes you just have to give it that last push to get there.
These are not particularly romantic energies but there is a happy indicator for those of you who have recently gone through a hard time in love. Being engaged in your life and working towards a goal will set you on a new course and Bring in fresh magic. Hang in there!
3 pentacles x nine wands
Open your eyes! Look up! Something you want is waiting for you, but you’re looking in the wrong places or are telling yourself a false story. A spark of something new has been burning right next to you for a long time but for some reason you haven’t turned to look at it and Stoke it. What will it take for you to see what is waiting for you? I have some suggestions. Change your routine . Start something new. Pay attention to your spiritual life. Make a new friend. Be aware of the story line that’s running in your head about you and your life and what’s possible. Ask the universe for what you really want or pray for it if that is your jam. Remember, the only thing that is known and unchangeable is what has already happened. The future holds literally endless possibilities, but the place you have to start is now. What’s that one change you can do to find your new desire? ❤
Page wands x four of cups
June could be absolutely fabulous! For many of us, an important situation is going to wrap up exactly how we wanted it and bring in a new era of well-being and stability. The World card and the Ace of Pentacles are ruling this month. Both of these cards are very powerful. Often times this ace brings a successful healing to a situation that has to deal with either our bodies or our finances or our homes.
An Ace is a new road filled with unlimited potential but you have to use your free will to choose to start walking down this road. If you do it, it will change things in your life. If we’re talking about health this means that you commit to a new and positive lifestyle, if you’re talking about money you commit to saving and/or bringing in money. The synergy of this Ace with the World card adds another level of meaning. Sometimes the world part is called the happily ever after card, but it always represents this is the end of a journey. So there’s an added message of it’s time to commit to the new path because the old path has run its course. You learned a lot and now you are in a better place and the new chapter is beginning.
The World x Ace of Pentacles
Tarot Readings for the New Year: 2022
This first month of the year starts out on a lively, upbeat note. Some of you will be getting news that makes your heart sing. Maybe your crush likes you too, or someone you have been hoping to hear from reaches out. All of us will be getting some kind of good news in the first few weeks of 2022. The 2nd brings a new moon and that will be a great day to set your hopes and dreams for the new year down on paper. Mid-month, on MLK day, a full moon transitions the energy for the rest of January. Intuition and introspection will be helpful when dealing with any situation or relationship that needs attention. In love, if your intuition is telling you that your special friend or partner isn't being who they really are, listen to that and have a heart to heart. Our society really only values information from either logic or the five senses. That is unfortunate, because an awful lot that goes on between people (and animals and spaces!) is actually invisible and we intuit information correctly. Our intuition is a warp speed massive information machine, and we will be using it in January.
knight of cups x high priestess
In February some of us are going to be dealing with issues of identity and self-worth...in a good way. By owning who you are and letting others know, in uncertain terms, that you are a unique individual and not just a 'role' or a cog in the machine, you will be victorious. It seems that projection is going to be rife in February. Some of it will be unconscious, and calling it out, with kindness, could actually strengthen a relationship if the other person hears you. But if you run across a situation or relationship where your truth and needs are not being listened to or being acknowledged the cards are saying you have one of three options:
1. radically accept the situation
2. change the situation
3. leave the situation
Any of these solutions will ease tension. The thing that some people get stuck in is: not accepting or changing it or leaving it. That will drain you emotionally, psychically and eventually, physically.
Let your freak flag fly!!! Because you are totally lovable.
2 of wands x 5 of swords
Go ahead, pick all the grapes off the vine and pluck all the pears off the tree if you want! Have a feast. It is your garden. You tilled the soil, planted the trees and tended to it for years. It is early spring and the warmth of the coming months is in the air and you get to have a blast. You have earned it. If you must, demand it! Fun or else.
Some of you in newly committed relationships will feel the health and robustness of a connection that is not co-dependent. And others will be working on that issue in other ways.
Kindness from and for others will be prevalent in March. Practice being compassionate first in a shitty situation and it may just be a revelation and cause a personal revolution. in a good way. New emotions, juicy and deep, may be bubbling this month. Let them. They are healing.
9 of pentacles x page of cups
Hello! I am Xtina, an intuitive tarot reader based in the Pacific Northwest. 'Tarot Communique' is a space for my musings, inspirations and whatever else that comes up that I'd like to share! xo
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