My cautionary tale – Mercury Retrograde shenanigans! Yes it starts on the 19th but we feel his effects earlier.
My story is a cautionary tale.I didn’t take my own advice nor did I pull a card but late one night was glamoured by a Rebounder on Amazon. I know I must not be the only one that orders something in haste late at night. In all honesty I had been looking at one all year since they are great for exercise, easy on the knees and help our lymphatic system. Ok the delivery is right before Christmas, great because I will be at the beach for a week or two, perfect timing and will be back home.Well….as soon as I get to the beach I receive a notice that it’s shipping and no tracking number so I can’t delay it or reroute it to the beach.I called Amazon to contact the seller to get the tracking number.Then I get a notice saying that it’s sitting on my front step.Now it raining back there.Then the company sends a note and apologizing saying they’re sorry my Rebounder did not arrive and sending another one.Oh now two will be sitting there in the rain on my front porch.I did get that straighten out so hopefully there will just be one when I arrive home.Mercury took care of a few other orders; my cookbooks which eventually arrived here at the beach took their own little mystery tour.And clients were saying of the misunderstandings at work or with family.Mercury going retrograde reminds me of that game we use to play when one person would whisper a story in one person’s ear and it would go around and at the end the last person recounted the story and it was nothing like how it began.So I hope Mercury passes us over without any more shenanigans! You can listen to the reading for our end of week card from the Epiphanies Tarot above or via the link below.
“We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.” – Louisa May Alcott
We start out our week with our Moon in Taurus. We can use this grounded energy as we are bumping up to Mercury Retrograde, on the 19th next week, so we have some time to put plans into place. And yes, back up those computers! And we look forward to our Full Moon in Gemini on Tuesday.Oh the possibilities and this comes with beautiful energy.So we get prepared to see some of what we have been playing with since our New Moon start to sprout.Also being in Gemini, some of our ideas bears fruit and communications come through that can be helpful.As with all Full Moons, we can feel a bit sensitive and with Gemini we may have a lot floating in our head or tend to overthink things.Take some time to meditate, and like clouds, the ideas float by and when we come out of our meditation, we will be inspired as to where to put our focus.
For the beginning of the week I’m reading with the newly released Epiphanies Tarot by Michele Andres, the Mystic Mentor, which can be found at Michele’s Etsy shop with her other offerings http://etsy.me/2elcI9Q The cards are borderless available in different card stocks and inspired by Rider Waite with modern-day symbolism. Epiphanies Tarot is totally unique in that it is a perpetual deck in progress. One new tarot card is re-created every eleven days, so your deck will be one of a very limited edition. It also helps you tap into your intuition by not only the image on the card but the feeling you receive. It’s truly a gorgeous deck, feels good in your hands and I have done a few daily draws since I received my deck and found each card just what I needed! The backs of the cards have the images of Dandelions, so close your eyes before we start our reading and make Your wish!
We are in the Balsamic Moon Phase as our New Moon rises next Tuesday.This is a quiet more reflective time when we go inward.And our Moon moves into Scorpio this weekend so this adds to this mystical time.So we can take advantage and slip a moment in time to connect to the Divine, our Guides and Angels or a special ritual of our own.Saturday Mercury trines Uranus creative new ideas will pop up along so write them down as they can fly out of our mind as quick as they enter.This weekend we can nourish our creative nature and listen to our Muse!
The Floating Cat came out for the end of the week from the Mystical Cats Tarot by Lunaea Weatherstone and art by Mickie Mueller published by Llewellyn.This is a gorgeous card!Traditionally it is the Hanged Man.Our feline is gracefully floating in the air among the morning glories!Cats can teach us about release as they are flexible in their body and spirit.They can relax and let go and we find their bodies in amazing positions.A feeling of relaxation comes over us when we just look at them when they are in a state of bliss.The advice for us is to give up attachment to the ways we might think something will come to us or a particular outcome.When we release attachment, we feel lighter, freer and we are ready to be delight and amazed and allow the space necessary to receive.We are open to possibilities.We can feel this in our bodies, we don’t feel as constricted, there is an ease and grace.Also in our light body, our energy is no longer heavy we feel aglow.A load has been lifted. We are bathed in the Golden Light.We might even try some restorative yoga poses or Qigong.So give it a go this weekend and notice the energy shift!
“By letting go it all gets done.” Lao Tzu
Maggie Lukowski – Maggie Moon Tarot – www.maggiemoontarot.com Transformational and Manifestation Life Coach, Tarot Reader, Numerologist, & Energy Therapist
Our Moon is in Libra for the next few days which brings harmony and pairs well with our Sag Sun.These two signs flow well together and suggest a lovely time to socialize with good conversation, perfect for our Thanksgiving holiday here in the US.But on Wednesday Mercury is conjunct Saturn, so our mind may be in overload so make sure you give yourself some breaks in the day.Remember going outside is nature’s prescription for overload.Also you might expect some delays if you are traveling so make sure your pack some good tunes or reading.Our Jupiter and Pluto square on Thursday can expand our consciousness activate a light in us but we must be willing to look for the light in others. And then on Friday Venus conjuncts Jupiter and Squares Pluto.This is interesting because it is on Black Friday, so while it can be fun to shop make sure you you don’t go beyond your budget. And since we are coming up on Small Business Saturday this weekend, it can be a day to make that list to shop at your favorite local or small business.Since Mercury retrogrades on the 19th of December, any purchases especially electronics need to be made well in advance, preferably in November.This Venus/Jupiter/Pluto energy also goes for social gatherings.Make sure everyone is included and keep the energy light and fun because there can be some tendencies for drama.
Our card for Midweek is the Sky Queen from the Mystical Cats Tarot by Lunaea Weatherstone and art by Mickie Mueller published by Llewellyn.The legend of the Sky Cats are they all come from other clans, some have been exiled, loners, or ones that preferred to be unto themselves.They tend to prefer the open sky and being in nature different from the other clans.This Sky Queen sits high in a tree observing with a keen sense about her.As cats can seem aloof, more often than not they are assessing what’s going on.So our advice for midweek is to look at the big picture, and don’t jump to conclusions.Sometimes it’s best to sit back and watch things play out a bit and let others figure things out for themselves.Always being the rescuer is not helpful for our own energy or to others.We take away their opportunity to go through the challenge and receive the gift that it brings along with expanding their own experiences.Sometimes it’s hard to stand by and just watch but instead focus on some lovely indulgences of our own for after all we are the Queen and we have the delicious Venus / Jupiter energy going on!
“A lion paces in every human’s heart. What quickens yours? What makes your lion roar?Unknown
Hi, it’s good to be with you again.I’m Maggie Lukowski of Maggie Moon Tarot and here are the Tarot and Astrology vibes for the beginning of the week!We start our week with the Sun changing signs into Sagittarius so Happy Birthday to all those born under this sign; it your time to shine!Sags are the adventurers, risk takers, optimists, travelers, learners and happy wanderers, and enjoy life and laughter! Your secret sauce is looking on the bright side of life as your thoughts and actions magnetize your desired outcomes.Your Archangel is Raguel who can assist you to attract healthy relationships and harmony in your life.A mutable sign, your element is Fire, ruled by Jupiter the planet of expansion and good fortune.Sagittarius you bless us with your friendship and curiosity and inspire us to aim for the stars!And also on Monday, the Moon moves into Virgo.With these two, Virgo helps us pay attention to the details as Sagittarius’ head is up in the clouds.My rising sign or ascendant is Sag while my Moon is in Virgo so I know how grounding Virgo can be with my wild Sag energy.I ride on a big magic carpet and invite all to come along.A lovely balancing duo with Sag and Virgo to begin our week!
Our card to begin our week with is the Eight of Fire from the Mystical Cats Tarot by Lunaea Weatherstone and art by Mickie Mueller published by Llewellyn.She is from the Fire Clan Descendants of the Sun Goddess Sekhmet.Fire cats are adventurers, warriors and curious much like the Sag energy for our week.Our feline is feeling that wild spirit of inspiration and heeding her call while the other cats watch.It’s time to move, not a time to put off things off.It can actually be a physical move, or movement through our thoughts and spirit.An activation is taking place and it can come upon us at an instant.We’ve all had that feeling, that ahh, spark of inspiration, the Cosmic nod where we feel like we need to get up and begin something right now.Tt’s time to transform our vision into reality.And like the Strength card, key card 8 in the Major Arcana,we have what it takes.Just believe in yourself a little more.And I like the quote“A lion paces in every human’s heart. What quickens yours? What makes your lion roar? – Unknown
Our Blessing Card is the Seven of Pentacles. I often think, oh what will I do with that extra Coin or Pentacle! As we are grateful for what we already have, we are given even more. We have an abundant plenty and some to share. So make that decision where to put that extra pentacle. And then I remember the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”