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Full Moon in Taurus on 11/12/19! Ready for Some Beauty, Comfort and Self-Nurturing?

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So much is going on in the skies right now! The Full Moon in Taurus is happening on the morning of November 12th, 2019 and will peak at 834 AM ET. Expect to want connects to creature comforts and beauty at this time. Romance and love will be great for most of us! We also have the Mercury Retrograde happening until November 21st (and still in the shadow for a week or so longer). 
Uranus' time in retrograde is August 12th, 2019, through January 10th, 2020. The planet will be in in the sign of Taurus until April 2026. Depending on what this transiting planet hits in your own natal chart is how it will affect you personally. Think of high tech snafus, meeting weird and eccentric people that you are instantly attracted to, revolutionary ideas and unexpected happenings. Sudden changes that can be quite volatile at times. Go with the flow--it just could be exciting!
The Taurid Meteor Shower is going to peak on the night of November 11th to the morning of November 12th. You may want to look…

Grande Tableau with the Lenormand! $45 for the Month of November!

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Honouring Our Ancestors at Samhain! Follow the #TarotBlogHop!

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I am last on this list...so you can go to the: PREVIOUS BLOG or the MASTER LIST or BACK TO THE BEGINNING! PLEASE SHARE THIS TAROTBLOGHOP WITH FRIENDS Samhain, All Hallow's Eve, Halloween, Day of the Dead and the Celtic New Year are different names for the same Feast Day/Sabbat/Holiday. The celebrations are virtually the same: the "thinning of the veil," the honouring of the ancestors and the preparations made for the "Dark Time" or the cold part of the year--the season of winter. Currently, we celebrate this holiday on October 31st with the calendar we use now. Centuries ago, there were no calendars and most people did not read or write. Therefore, the calendar these people used was made up of the cosmic changes in the sky. The actual Halloween is when the Sun enters 15 degrees of of Scorpio, an Astrological point in time also called the "Cross Quarter Day." In ages past, this holiday was a brilliant fire festival with happiness attached to it and poigna…

Diana's Bow Moon Phase in Sagittarius for October 29-30, 2019--Just in Time for Samhain!

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Welcome to the new column for the Diana's Bow Moon Phase!
***You will be able to see this Moon if the sky is clear--in the western sky a few hours before sunset and it will remain there for a few hours after the Sun goes down. (These hours will shift a bit and the sky will be darker after the clocks go back on November 3rd, 2019.) The Moon will appear as a crescent with the open end facing left--so the right side of the moon will be illuminated. Sometimes one will also be able to see the dark portion or dark side of the moon, appearing almost shadow-like and depending on the light in the sky.

***This forecast is for everyone, not just Sagittarius. It is also important to know where Sagittarius is on your Astrological Chart. It will take introspection to determine how this phase is unique to YOU. (For info on Astrology Charts and other services--CLICK HERE!)
The Moon will go from the New Moon (Dark Moon) in the water sign of Scorpio on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 5:34 PM UT to a…

New Moon in Scorpio on October 27th, 2019--In the Spirit of the Samhain Season!

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This New Moon in Scorpio will be a great time to start new things: projects, personal goals, perhaps gaining the courage to start a conversation with that new amour! Scorpio is about sex, death, transformation and other people's monies. Sometimes pleasurable things, other times--NOT! The Moon will be opposite the transiting planet of Uranus, which brings sudden and unexpected changes, perhaps in the realm of relationships (this phase could TEST them), money or perhaps some shadowy elements from your own "dark side," so be prepared for revamping your plans or have a "Plan B" way ahead of time. Mercury Retrograde is also coming up and has been in "the shadow" since the 11th of October. These are perfect energies to get your Ancestor Altar ready for a Samhain ritual! This New Moon will be at it's peak position at 11:38 PM EST on October 27th, 2019. So get ready!
As always every month, this is a collection of randomly selected articles about this New…

Full Moon in Aries on 10/13! Combustible Energy? It Depends!

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Here is my collection of newsworthy articles about this weekend's upcoming Full Moon in Aries! Will we survive? It depends on who you ask, what sign you are, how the transit of this Full Moon will hit the houses and planets in your personal natal chart and all kinds of other extenuating, celestial movements up there! 
Plan for movement, quick action, fun and assertive decision making, some spur of the moment activities that will keep you busy and engaged! If you want to fight or argue with loved ones and friends, then take it back to what gives you bliss and joy. This can be a really entertaining weekend if you make it so! Be conscious of safety as you travel or drive anywhere as we are also in the shadow of the upcoming Mercury Retrograde on Samhain, October 31st and we can feel those vibes even now.
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmjgby/aries-full-moon-what-does-it-mean
https://www.yourtango.com/2019328693/weekend-astrology-horoscopes-october-11-13-2019-astrology-zodiac-signs

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Diana's Bow Moon Phase in Scorpio for September 30, 2019

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Welcome to the premiere of my new column for the Diana's Bow Moon Phase!
***You will be able to see this Moon if the sky is clear--in the western sky a few hours before sunset and it will remain there for a few hours after the Sun goes down. The Moon will appear as a crescent with the open end facing left--so the right side of the moon will be illuminated. Sometimes one will also be able to see the dark portion or dark side of the moon, appearing almost shadow-like and depending on the light in the sky.

***This forecast is for everyone, not just Scorpios. It is also important to know where Scorpio is on your Astrological Chart. It will take introspection to determine how this phase is unique to YOU.
The Moon will go from the New Moon (Dark Moon) in Libra on Saturday, September 28th, to a void of course Moon and then enter the watery sign of Scorpio at 9:41 AM UTC on September 30th, 2019 and that will be the beginning of the Diana's Bow Moon Phase.

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New Moon in Libra for 2019! What surprises are in store for YOU?

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Well, here we are again and the months are flying by and getting us closer to 2020 and what that will bring for all of us! I have collected a few articles about this New Moon that I thought were informative and that you can glean personal information from. This month's New Moon is conjunct Mars so be aware of mysterious undercurrents that can end up being explosive and that you will need to deal with. All the while using tact and diplomacy as that is the equal and weighed out energy of Libra. Always think that when dealing with the sign of Libra--it notes what is FAIR for all. 
There will be a surprise with my next post and the initiation of a regular column on this site that will give you the energies surrounding the setting of intentions and initiating action on those. Stay tuned for so much more!
Here are those links on our New Moon in Libra today and have fun surfing! (Note: I select these blog posts and articles randomly--I may not agree with EVERYTHING they say...)
https://w…

What is My Harvest and How Do I Find It? Mabon's #TarotBlogHop!

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***(I am the last one on this TarotBlogHop so the "First Blog" hyperlink above will take you back to the first post so you can start at the beginning.) The colors are the most beautiful in the Fall Season. Warm browns, golds, yellows, purples, reds, oranges of all shades. Even reflected in the school buses and Number 2 pencils for the beginning of the school year. Fall Equinox and the celebration of Mabon marks an equal day and night of light and darkness. The Sun enters the sign of Libra, representing balance. Preparations are underway for stocking up food and supplies before the Dark Time of the year. Everyone waits for the brightly colored foliage to make it's much anticipated mark on the landscape. The second harvest is of fruits, vegetables on the vine and new wine. In myths and legends, the story of Ceres aka Demeter, Persephone and Hades represents Mabon. Ceres was the Earth Mother who represented agricul…

Anything You Want to Know About the Friday the 13th and the Harvest Full Moon in Pisces!

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I consider the number 13 to be a lucky and auspicious one and a Friday the 13th even better yet! A Full Moon in Pisces is an exalted one in Astrology, the watery depths of dream-time and the subconscious will be especially strong this weekend. Perfect for altered states! This Full Moon is a week before Mabon/Fall Equinox, the second celebration of the Harvest represented by the red and purple grapes for wine making and apples, the fruit of the Goddess! Known by the legends and stories world-wide and with the glorious star inside when you cut the fruit in half. I always think of mulled red wine with cinnamon and apple cobbler or pie at this time of year! 
(Lughnassad on the first of August is the First Harvest representing wheat and other grains, bread and beer.) The Harvest time concludes at Samhain, considered the third Harvest and the last chance to prepare for the dark time and the long winter. At Mabon/Fall Equinox next week, we focus our magickal work on the equal time of light …

Dreams of Gaia Tarot--Large or the Small, Pocket Sized?

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Well, it really depends on what you prefer. This is just a short comparison on both decks created by Ravynne Phelan. I love the Dreams of Gaia Tarot, the art work is stunning and the restructuring of the Major Arcana just works for me when doing professional readings. You can find a description of the restructuring of the Major Arcana of this deck HERE
Sometimes this deck is more oracle in nature and some of the meanings of the cards are different than the standard Rider-Waite-Colman-Smith based decks, but that doesn't seem to matter when one is reading them in a spread and using one's intuition to divine the blending of the cards. I was drawn to the sigils for the elements and the use of them in lieu of the traditional suits of the Tarot deck.
My favorite difference in favor of the pocket edition is the lack of borders so the art really pops on the smaller deck! Also the pocket edition has the matte type of paper stock; the large deck uses shiny paper stock and the cards f…

A thin but very comprehensive book on how to read regular playing cards...

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Love this book--A Deck of Spells--Hoodoo Playing Card Magic in Rootwork and Conjure! A really great source on cartomancy--using an easily accessible deck of playing cards for divination and simple spell-work. Easily organized to help one learn the meanings of each card for readings to include: the pips and court cards (people or their personalities or qualities) and lots of intriguing history and facts. The spell instructions are varied--for almost every purpose under the Sun and easy to do with items you can get right from a grocery or craft store. Southern lore, hoodoo and root-work predominate in these spells...you don't need to pay anyone to do your spells for you when you can do them yourself--this is much more ethical and teaches you how to set your own intentions! Highly recommend this book if you want to learn these secrets and a great addition to one's spiritual library!

I will be reading the Tarot at the Witches Ball in Pittsburgh on 11/9/19! See all you witchy folks there!

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The New Supermoon in Virgo 8/30/19--Read More!

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First, the technical stuff! The term ‘supermoon’ refers to a new or full moon which occurs on (or near) the point on the moon’s orbit closest to the earth (known as lunar perigee). It was coined by the astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979, when he observed that geo-physical stress seems to be enhanced within three days either side of their occurrence, causing earthquakes and other extreme weather phenomena. However, later research has refuted this claim, so there is some debate in that respect. There are usually between four and six supermoons a year. A full supermoon appears visibly bigger in the sky and can be a truly spectacular sight, especially in the northern hemisphere during Winter, when such moons are at their largest. Nolle established that the moon must be within 90% of perigee to be deemed a supermoon. However, this can designate ‘super’ status to a moon which is more than twenty degrees away from perigee: a very generous orb of astrological influence. In practice I now apply a …

Happy Full Moon in Aquarius! How Will This Affect YOU?

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Check out the whole story at the first link...read how this Moon will affect each sign! More about the name of this moon (Sturgeon) and skywatching info at the second link. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pa7ezg/daily-horoscopes-august-6-2019 https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1165274/full-moon-august-2019-what-is-the-sturgeon-moon-full-moon-names-meaning

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TAROT BLOG HOP: What's In A Name? Some Tips and Tricks Using Names With the Tarot

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The study of names is called onomastics, a field which touches on linguistics, history, anthropology, psychology, sociology, philology, genealogy, ethnicity and much more. When people refer to the "meaning of a name," they are most likely referring to the etymology, which is the original literal meaning. A name is important as it is one's identity. It is the essence of a person. A link to one's culture, family, ancestors and the part of the world they come from. Many times, it is the first thing we get to know about a person who has entered into our sphere of influence. Names are central in defining identity.
What is the very first thing we ask our clients? "What's your name?" And if we are really good at what we do we don't forget their name and during the consultation we will use their name by addressing them or asking them questions a few times. This has a magickal affect on the person getting the reading. It …