Crown Chakra ‘Check In’ Spread

Hi Lovelies! Here is a Crown Chakra tarot and/or oracle card spread that you can use whenever you feel the need to ‘Check In’ with your beautiful Crown Chakra. Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments below!

If you’d like to know more information about this chakra of communication with Spirit, awareness, awakening, and higher knowledge, be sure to watch my Crown Chakra | Rock Your Chakras! video.

 

Crown Chakra CheckIn Spread 2

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  1. Awareness – What is our current level of awareness? Use the Shadow Card which is the card at the bottom of the deck
  2. Claircognizance – What do we know most clearly at this time?
  3. Connection – What can we do to help us feel more connected with others, our guides, and the world around us? 
  4. Guides – What guidance do our guides, angels, and Spirit have for us at this time?

 

Awareness – Water Elemental

We are allowing our intuition to flow more freely. We’ve become more forgiving of ourselves and others. We are also coming to the realization that the stress we put on ourselves is not worth the hassle. We’d rather go with the flow – to be fluid and receptive like water. It is a great state to receive new insights, impressions, and messages from spirit!

Claircognizance – Wheel of Life

We know that life has it’s ups and downs, the good and the bad, the yin and the yang. We know the importance of balance in all things and that everything goes through cycles. Things change – the seasons, the weather, our lives. Everything is a cycle. We are aware that our goal is to integrate ourselves into this natural flow of the Wheel of Life.

Connection – Gratitude

Having gratitude for our relationships, for those who support us, for all Mother Earth provides for us, and for love is a great way to help us feel more connected to the world around us. Gratitude helps keep you connected in the present moment and thankful for the blessings all around you – seen and unseen. Be grateful for life’s lessons and those who bring them to you.

Guides – Root Chakra

How interesting that we received Root Chakra in our Crown Chakra spread! It is so important though. Our guides and angels are telling us that we need to make sure we have a strong foundation and are grounded – especially when working with our Crown Chakra! Spirit wants us to know that we are safe and secure. We have all we need to survive on the physical plane. When we are worried to much about the physical it can be hard for us to connect to the spiritual. Ask your guides and angels to help you feel safe, secure, and grounded in your energy.

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Feat. Conscious Spirit Oracle Deck by Kim Dreyer & U.S. Game Systems, Inc.

 

xo Ariel

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Summer Tarotscopes 2016

June 20th to September 22nd 2016

The Summer waves, salty air, and thunderstorms are starting to roll in my lovelies! The Wheel of the Year spins again as the Sun fully embraces us. It is a time that is ripe with opportunity, potential, adventure, relaxation, fun, and some hard work too! I’m also pretty sure that there are some lessons out there for us to learn this season as well.

What is a Tarotscope? A Tarotscope is like a Horoscope for your zodiac sign, only it uses tarot cards. I decided to pull some cards for each sign to see what we need to look out for and what energy will be surrounding us all Summer ’16. Be sure to also read the Tarotscope for your Moon and Rising signs for deeper insight into what may come up for you from June through September of this year, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere check back and read this when it’s Summertime in your part of the world!

Maiden of Cups - Lumina

Aries  – Maiden of Cups

Are you seeing the whole picture Aries or just a sliver of it? This Summer may hold the beginnings of a new emotional and spiritual journey for you – especially in how you deal with tough situations. The Maiden of Cups is inviting you to get in tune with your heart and sense of emotional expression and connection to others. Also, pay attention to your intuition at this time as it may give you some new insights.

Two of Cups - Lumina

Taurus – Two of Cups

This Summer, focus on deepening your friendships and sense of trust Taurus. Make new friends and strengthen current bonds. Find something in common with those who you assume you have no common ground with. Realize that we are all a reflections of each other. Commune with Spirit, your soul, and others this Summer.

Ace of Wands - Lumina

Gemini – Ace of Wands

The magick is happening Gemini! You will finally get out of that foggy funk you may have been in. You’ve gotten some great ideas after emerging from this state and now it’s time to put them into action – with a little help from the Universe! This is the spark, this is the start. Get busy this Summer! Action, no matter how small, is necessary to achieve your dreams. This is a magickal time for you and any creative ventures you partake in. Feel it, trust in it, and learn the power in your own sense of creativity.

Strength 2 - Lumina

Cancer – Strength

This Summer may require for you to reach deep within your gentle spirit Cancer and pull out your inner warrior! Allow your inner strength to help you continue to move forward and to make positive changes in your life. Never give up and don’t look back. Have the heart of a lion even though your voice may quiver and whisper like a lamb. If you’re having trouble with this or feel lost, ask your guides, angels, or deity to help you connect deeper to your inner strength.

Nine of Wands - Lumina

Leo – Nine of Wands

You may be on the defensive side this Summer, Leo. It’s good to protect what you’ve built but not to the extent that it is alienating to others. Let them share in the joy of your creations and actions too. Work on strengthening your sense of safety and security this Summer. Perhaps even do a Root Chakra meditation or carrying some crystals like Black Tourmaline or Red Jasper to help you. Don’t be so quick to block others out. Open your heart – not everyone is out to get you.

Nine of Cups - Lumina

Virgo – Nine of Cups

Make a wish Virgo! Now is the time to really think about your hopes and dreams. The energy is there for you to attain some (not all) this Summer. Dream and make plans! Believe it and you can achieve it. The good energy you’ve been sending out into the Universe is on it’s way back to you in a BIG way this Summer. Partner with the Universe to help make your Summer dreams come true.

King of Swords - Lumina

Libra – King of Swords

Stay focused, determined, calm, cool, and collected this Summer. You’re sense of intellect and order may feel stronger than ever Libra. You’ve already weighed your choices in your decision making. Now is the time to execute and be clear of focus. Try to enhance your sense of foresight this Summer. Look at how your present actions will affect future circumstances. Be unwavering in your desire to check out details and seeing the big picture. Rule with more intellect and with less emotion.

Nine of Swords - Lumina

Scorpio – Nine of Swords

Let go of the worry and anxiety this Summer, Scorpio! Don’t allow it to creep into your dreamy mind so that unwarranted fear can run amok! Work on staying grounded and what you can do in the present moment. If all you can do is take a deep breath – that’s fine too. Don’t panic or allow anxiety to be a paralyzing force for you this Summer! Focus on feeling safe and secure as well as how you can rise above the worry, fear, and stress. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it! Refuse to let unconscious fears keep you from living the life you were meant to!

Three of Wands - Lumina

Sagittarius – Three of Wands

Now is the time to get out there and travel Sagittarius! See the world, explore! Even if it’s just a new park near your home. Maybe start planning that dream vacation or even a small trip to a lake. Go exploring and connect with nature. Be daring, spontaneous, and adventurous this Summer! Look for joy and happiness all around you. You won’t be disappointed!

The Sun - Lumina

Capricorn – The Sun

Joy, happiness, and the promise of a new day surround you this Summer, Capricorn. Focus on staying positive and looking for the light in others around you. You are driven, determined, and ready for anything that comes your way – and you’ll do it with a smile on your face! Try to bring some of that sunshine to others you come into contact with. A smile  or laugh filled with loving positive energy is contagious!

Seven of Cups - Lumina

Pisces – Seven of Cups

Dreams, deceptions, excess, and restrictions may be a struggle for you this Summer, Pisces. Be careful what you wish for – all that glitters isn’t gold. Also know that sometimes what we think we want is not always for our best and highest good. Are there any consequences to your desires or what it takes to get them? What about sacrifices? Be aware of who, where, and what you put your faith and trust into. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, take emotions out of it, and really think about if you want to continue in your current direction. Not everything is for everyone.

Four of Pentacles - Lumina

Aquarius – Four of Pentacles

Save your money this Summer, Aquarius! Work hard and build your resources. It is okay to let your hair down and spoil yourself every once in a while. If there is something you need to save for that is coming up in the next few months (I’m really feeling like this is in the Fall), start saving NOW! Also know that you don’t need a ton of money to have fun this Summer. There are tons of free or low cost activities you can do! Don’t deny yourself of Summer FUN! Remind yourself what you’re saving for and the long term benefits and don’t beat yourself up too bad if you slip up here and there.

 

Here’s to a Summer full of Sunshine lovelies!

xo Ariel

 

This blogpost features cards from Lumina Tarot by Lauren Aletta of Inner Hue with artwork by Tegan Swyny of Color Cult, 2015.

 

Old Friends, New Circumstances | Maven Mindset

Whether you grew apart, had an argument, or some unfortunate circumstances – your friendship with this person ended. You may have felt a sense of loss, grief, anger, resentment, betrayal, or any combination of these emotions, at the realization of this. Time has passed. Now you’ve moved on. You stuffed it down into a deep pocket of your soul, think you’ve forgiven the person, or the hurt has lessened with time. Then BAM! That very person sends you a friend request or a text message. You see them when out to breakfast with a significant other or at the doctors office. Past events race through your mind at lightening speed as well as the emotions associated with them. Do they remember? Maybe you don’t want to look a them but you can’t help it. Should you say hello and smile or should you two just continue to have a good ‘ol cowboy movie stare down? Who will blink first?

 
First let me preface this blogpost by saying this: You are NOT the same person you were whenever this incident or disconnection occurred. Hopefully you’ve learned and grown from the experience. It may be exciting to see this person again -especially if you’re lonely or they’re someone you long for. You may hope for a rekindling. Seeing this person again may cause you nausea, anxiety, anger, fear, sadness, joy, even sexual attraction. The body reacts first, and sometimes it can feel sickening and you may not react in the way you were expecting. Take note of how you feel when your energies reconnect, even if that feeling only lasts a moment. Is there more that needs to be healed?

Growth + Change

Have they grown and changed? Is that change in alignment with your vibration and the new heights you’d like your vibration to go? Would their attitude and vibration help you both to ascend together or would they bring you down and be a distraction from your current destination? Maybe these ‘visitors’ as I’ll call them, are a reminder of where you used to be, how far you’ve come, and where you’re headed. A reminder to not look back, but to look forward. Maybe they are signposts for growth – phantoms of past lessons you’ve learned.

I’ve decided to use some tarot cards to help us take a look at the deeper lessons involved when a “ghost from your past” pops back up into your life.

6 of Cups – Memories Shared + Nostalgia

When first seeing this person after the passage of time, you may feel your stomach in knots and your heart flutter as your mind takes a saunter down memory lane. Your inner child may be jumping up and down from reconnecting with an old playmate or your high school self may be turning to mush after seeing an old flame across the way at the grocery store. These warm and fuzzy feelings invoked by the memories of our time spent with this person can sometimes bring us back to a simpler time. They can make us wish we were a more free and less inhibited version of ourselves again. They give us joy and laughter. They help us to see where we’ve grown and matured through the silly mistakes we made in the past. These may be the memories you fall asleep to at night. Reconnecting with this person may be an opportunity for you to let your hair down and have some fun again. Take a walk down memory lane together over ice cream and reminisce a while. It can be nice to take a break from daily stresses and relive nostalgic moments with this person by going to a park that you two used to frequently go to together or doing any activity that you both enjoyed. Taking this time with an old friend to catch up can refresh and reinvigorate you!

The Devil – Unhealthy Influences

Unfortunately there are times when someone from a darker part of our past stalks across our path. When seeing this person again, you may feel a pit in your stomach, start to perspire, and your heart may feel caught in your throat. You may instantly want to start crying or run from fear. This person may bring up feelings of personal insecurity within you and may reinforce the need for more healing work on the issue at hand – whether that be a drug addiction, abuse, rape, bullying, someone who took advantage of you, or anything that was not for your best and highest good. It is also a reminder that you (hopefully) are recovering or have recovered from the issue. You are not the same person you were then. You a stronger now. Don’t let fear or someone outside of you make you quiver or steal your joy! You have overcome! You freed yourself from unhealthy influences and circumstances. You decided that your life and happiness was and is more important. Let this be a reminder to keep moving forward. Don’t allow negative influences from your past to trap you there.

3 of Swords and 10 of Swords – Heartbreak + Betrayal

Did this person break your heart? It doesn’t take a romantic relationship to have a broken heart. A friend, teacher, co-worker, sibling, or parent can give you one as well. Seeing someone who betrayed you in the past does 2 things:

  1. Gives you the opportunity to extend forgiveness.
  2. Let’s you know that more inner healing work may need to be done on your part.

You don’t have to walk up to the person who has hurt you and say “I forgive you for…”, (however if your soul calls you to do it then I would, unless you are in a situation where it would be completely inappropriate, use your discretion), but you can extend a silent forgiveness, through love from your heart chakra, to that person. You could even go home and write a letter to that person, then take it outside, and burn it. Make a ritual of it. Wish them joy, love, and peace. Forgiveness is for you. Are you staying stuck in those feelings of hurt and betrayal? Why? What do you need to release it? I will say this – don’t expect that person to tell you they are sorry. Don’t have any attachment to outcomes. Sometimes what you need from someone, they are just incapable of giving it to you. Not necessarily that they don’t want to, they just currently don’t have the capacity to do so and may never. And that is okay! That’s a part of their journey and definitely a teaching moment for you. That is a lesson I have learned over time and it has served me well. 

9 of wands – Defensiveness

You may notice that you are a bit on the defensive when you come in contact with this person. Maybe not in an active way, but in a passive (or passive aggressive) way. You want to boast and let them know what you’re doing now. On the other hand, you could be very stand-offish to general good natured conversation. You may also be afraid that you’re not up to par with where you could or should be due to what others or society believes you should be doing with your life at this point in time. You may compare yourself to their progress and deem yourself better or worse off than they are. You don’t want to seem inadequate or like some type of slacker. This is definitely a lesson in Ego. You may also be defensive of past actions you took  or choices you made- maybe even actions that helped lead to the end of your friendship. One word (more like interjection lol) from Spirit guys:  “Let that -ish go! Agree to disagree or accept that yes, maybe you made a mistake beautiful soul. We all make mistakes! It’s part of our learning and evolving as souls. Admit when you are wrong and be humble.” 

5 of Cups vs 8 of Cups  – Something Left to Salvage or Time to Move On?

Is there anything about your relationship with this person that is worth reconnecting with? Have you both grown in healthy positive ways? Can you make amends and reform the bonds of companionship – even though it may never be the same, and if it’s not, are you okay with that? If you do start over and try to rebuild a friendship with this person, do you believe there will always be a dark cloud in the background of what transpired between you? Listen to your intuition. Your soul will let you know if it is time to leave the past in the past. What does your body say? Try to connect with your guides if you’re really troubled  about the issue. Ask for clarity. Truly evaluate the benefits of rekindling this friendship or relationship. Is it worth it? What would the lessons you learned about the situation say?  Can both of you get over the past and really make a change? You know the answer in your heart of hearts. If it is salvageable great! If it is not, don’t be afraid to say your final good-bye’s and to keep moving forward in a positive direction. Don’t torture yourself with what might be. Listen to your gut and don’t be afraid of the unknown. Don’t reconnect with this person just because you’re lonely, when you know deep down they bring you down or are not the kind of energy you need in your life.  

Judgement and The World – We Are All Teachers

Maybe this person you saw while on vacation with your family or at another table across the restaurant when out at dinner, did something scandalous or you just don’t vibe with them for a particular reason. You pass judgement upon them, are envious of or stereotype them, or still see them for a mistake they made 10 years ago. Remember loves, we are all connected. We all love, we all grieve, we all laugh, we all have embarrassing moments or have been lied to. It is part of our human experience. What you dislike in someone else may truly be a part of yourself that you don’t like or remind you of a mistake you made. Maybe where you went left, they went right. Everyone you come into contact with (including yourself) is a teacher. Each teacher has a lesson for us. These ghosts or visitors from your past may come up to remind you of the lessons learned, let you know that your knowledge and understanding of this lesson needs to be taken to a deeper level now, or it may just be a slap in the face to humble yourself. Take the lesson and remember that we are all equal. Think back over the experience and apply the knowledge gained from it into your life.

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Please comment below with any experiences you’ve had with old friends and new circumstances, as well as any lessons you’ve learned along the way. How did you feel? How did you deal?

xo Ariel

 

Third Eye Chakra Tarot Spread

 

Third Eye Chakra Spread Layout

Our Third Eye Chakra is the hub for our intuition, clairvoyance, and psychic ability. It is associated with our pineal gland, which Descartes called the “seat of the soul”. We use our Third Eye when we use our imagination, communicate with Spirit, do mediumship work, read tarot cards, have premonitions, or do any type of divination work. I love this chakra so much, that I have designed this spread to help us dive deeper into what our Third Eye wants us to know and how we can develop this beautiful gem! I pulled these cards as a general reading for anyone who reads this, whenever they read this, to help them get a snapshot of what is going on with their Third Eye. Take a look and see how this spread works and then try it out for yourself if you like!

 

Third Eye Chakra Spread Cards for Blog

feat. Revelations Tarot

 

Card 1 – What is the current state of my third eye?
Three of Swords
You may be feeling a little heartbroken that your clairvoyant abilities aren’t where you want them to be right now. Open your heart. There may be a need for more spiritual protection from negative energies that you may be releasing. Try sending white healing light to your Third Eye and Heart chakra. Be positive about where you are in your development. You are exactly where you are supposed to be with it – right now, in this moment.

Card 2 – What has my third eye been telling me I’ve been blind to?
Eight of Cups
There is a situation or state of emotion that you need to move away from, but do so gracefully. Stand up for yourself and how you’re feeling. Honor your emotions and feelings on the situation. Listen to what your intuition has been telling you about leaving this situation behind you. There’s a need to break the surface so you can breathe again. A need to step into a new world, new environment, new surroundings, new emotional state of being.

Card 3 – What is blocking my clairvoyant vision?
Nine of Swords
Anxiety, fear, and worry are MAJOR blocks to our clairvoyant vision. You could be stressed out about a personal situation. You may be freaking out because your mind races during meditation or you don’t feel like you’re doing a certain third eye opening technique right. You’ve been working towards this for a while and have yet to see results. You may be scared of what you may experience. I also get the feeling of a fear of being seen as crazy, wrong, or not fully trusting in what you have been experiencing. You don’t know what to expect from this new world of psychic vision and communication so you are unconsciously blocking yourself due to this fear of the unknown. Relax!

Card 4 – What am I seeing clearly?
Six of Cups
You’re sense of play and the need to let your inner child run free are definitely appreciated! You’ve been having a lot of nostalgic feelings around old memories – smells are exceptional triggers for this and for your clairvoyance. Your sense of imagination has been very childlike as of late. You may have been wondering if any experiences you had as a child are real. There may be someone from the past who has shown back up in your life. Trust the intuitive impressions you receive about this person whether they be good or bad! I also get the feeling that there is a friend or loved one who has passed who you’ve been thinking about a lot lately. You wonder if it is their presence that has been surrounding you. There may have even been a certain song on the radio that really allowed you to feel their energy around you. You have an inkling it’s them but you’re not quite sure? Don’t doubt your feelings because it IS them!

 
Card 5 – How can I strengthen my intuition?
Five of Swords
Don’t worry if you feel your skills aren’t up to par with someone else’s. Let go of envy, jealousy, judgement, and comparison. Trust in your own abilities. Don’t be cocky about your skills or be trapped in a state of comparison. Allow the ego to fall away. Let your own gift develop in it’s own time. Don’t be unsure or insecure about your gifts – trust them. Trust the impressions you’re getting. You are not on everyone else’s schedule. Stay focused on your journey. Intuition is not a competition.

 

Card 6 – What does my third eye want me to see differently?
Ace of Swords
There is an idea – something you are trying to develop, a thought floating around in your head – that seems stuck or isn’t going anywhere. You’ve been trying to grasp a hold of it but can’t seem to pull it out from the concrete. Look at this idea from a different perspective. Take a step back from it and come back to it later. Try doing a Third Eye meditation and think about this idea. See what new insights your intuition has for you about this situation. Don’t judge whatever solution comes to you – just listen and be aware. Your Third Eye could be telling you this may not be the best way to go about what you’re planning.

 
Card 7 – Seat of the Soul – What advice does my third eye have for me at this time? (Shadow Card)
Five of Pentacles
Stop reaching and yearning. Let your Third Eye develop in it’s own time. Leave the scarcity mindset and the not good enough mentality behind you! This kind of mentality will only create more of that reality for you. Look around you for others that may have similar interests as you in developing their psychic ability. Lean upon each other and talk about what worked and what didn’t work for the both of you. Use the support of your peers. Find a mentor. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! It is not an easy or quick thing developing the Third Eye. It takes lots of work and practice but the reward is worth it.

Be sure to try this spread and let me know how it works for you and your Third Eye Chakra!

xo Ariel

 

The H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. Tarot Spread

Hi Lovelies! We could all use more happiness in our lives right?! Sometimes it just seems hard to grasp what may be blocking our sense of happiness. I designed this spread to do just that! This spread also looks at areas of your life to invite more happiness into. It is a great way to clarify when your feeling confused and can really help you break through the clouds and burst into the golden sunshine! This 9 card spread is pretty powerful I must say! It even made me scratch my head and re-evaluate my thought processes on some issues. This spread has definitely given me some inspiration and I hope it will do the same for you!

Maven's HAPPINESS Tarot Spread

Please Note: You don’t just have to use Tarot cards in this spread. Oracle cards are great as well! You can also pull 1 Tarot card and 1 Oracle card for each position.

HAPPINESS Spread cards

My H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. Spread feat. The Wild Unknown Tarot                                            

Each position in this 9 card spread stands for a letter in the word HAPPINESS. I’ve added my personal reading to the description of the positions so you can get a better idea of how the spread can work for you!

H – Holding on too tightly
10 of Wands rx
Where have you been holding on too tightly in your life? What can you let go of and release to help you find more happiness? When we hold on too tightly to things that no longer serve us, we don’t allow room to receive that which is for our greatest and highest good. I got the 10 of Wands reversed – YAY! I’ve been struggling with carrying around too much baggage and stress. It’s nice to have finally set that ton of bricks down!

A – Acceptance
The Hanged Man rx
Where do you need to stop resisting and make way for allowance to happen? What truth do you need to accept that is holding you back from the happiness you seek? With The Hanged Man reversed, I need to stop struggling and being impatient about where I am on my spiritual journey. I need to work on accepting that I am where I am supposed to be, right now, in this moment. All will happen in Diving Right Timing.

P – Patience
10 of Swords
In what area of my life do I need to have more patience? Patience is something I struggle with a lot. Impatience can really be a block to your happiness. When you’re impatient, you are living in the future and not focusing on the present moment. Remember, the present is a gift. I’ve been feeling a little hurt that things are not moving along as fast as I would like them to. Sometimes I get discouraged and wonder if I am doing the right thing as shown in the 10 of Swords. Here again, everything works out in Divine Right Timing.

P – Passion
7 of Wands rx
Where does your passion lie? Are you going after it effectively? What does the passion burning inside you want you to know most right now? I am letting my inner flame burn within but sometimes have trouble expressing it outwardly. I may even have a little fear of standing out in a crowd with the 7 of Wands reversed. (Yikes, I have a lot of reversals in this spread – lol!)

I – Intuition
The World rx
How can you ignite your intuition? What may be blocking it and what can you do to fan the flames? In The World reversed, I see a need for me to connect more with nature and community. This is an encouragement to deepen my connection to Spirit and in doing so, deepening my connection to all that is. We are all connected.

N – Nurturing
The Hermit rx
What can I do to be more nurturing to myself in the cultivation of happiness? How can I offer a more nurturing attitude towards life and self? Looks like I’m not getting enough “me” time with The Hermit reversed! I need to slow down, go deep within, and meditate more. Cultivate more quiet and peace of mind. I also think is a reminder to ground and shield myself as I go about my day to protect me from harmful or negative energies that can be draining. I’m an empath and don’t shield myself as much as I should. I do think this is also a warning not to spend too much time isolating myself. Every once is a while I should poke my head out of my comfy shell and have some fun with others 🙂

 
E – Empowerment
The Lovers
Feeling empowered is an essential part of happiness. Where am I empowered? How can I gain empowerment? What situation in my life is calling for me to be more empowered? Yay! – finally another card that isn’t a reversal!! Woohoo! The Lovers are telling me to make more empowered decisions on my happiness journey. Choice is empowering! Choice is freedom. I have the option to do what makes me happy everyday – to wake up and choose to smile like the sun is shining even when things look dreary outside. That is empowerment in a nutshell my friends! The love you give and receive can be empowering as well. Empowerment is freedom. Freedom is choice.

S – Spirituality
Father of Swords rx
What can I do to enhance my spirituality? What does my spirituality do for my sense of happiness? How does having a spiritual practice deepen my sense of happiness? My spirituality allows me to get out of my over analyzing head (that’s my Moon in Aquarius always busy at work) so much as seen in the Father of Swords reversed. It helps to give me balance and to quiet my mind. It helps me to understand others and to be more open and empathetic. My spirituality keeps me from being over critical of myself. It helps me to focus on the present moment instead of focusing on the ‘what ifs’ of life. It brings me back to center. My spiritual practice helps me to look within for the answers to my most pressing questions. It definitely adds more color to my life!

S – Sparkle
Daughter of Swords rx
How can I add more sparkle to my life? Where do I sparkle and shine? What could be blocking/dulling my sparkle? What can I do to keep shining brightly even on the darkest night? I sparkle when I use my intuition to help others! I also think the Daughter of Swords reversed is telling me to speak up more in my life! To express my truth freely and clearly. This is a message for me to share my bright ideas with the world – without fear! It is a message to have more faith and confidence in my thoughts and beliefs, therefore allowing me to sparkle like the gem I am! Expressing my personal truth can also be of help to others.

I hope this spread allows you grow and cultivate more happiness in your life. It all starts from within! Let me know how this spread works for you!

Stay radiant Sunshine!

xo Ariel

 

 

 

 

Tarotscopes for Spring 2016 | March 20th – June 20th

Happy Spring beautiful souls! The birds are chirping, flower are springing up all around, animals have come out of hibernation, color has returned to our world! Here are your Tarotscopes for this Spring. I drew these cards while thinking of what energy will be surrounding each sign this Spring – what do we need to be aware of, what will be coming to us, and what we can hope for! There is some very exciting energy abound! xo Ariel

strength - lumina

Aries – Strength

Being made for the pounce does not mean you always have to do so. It may be easier for you to get your points across by walking with gentle pride this Spring. Stay calm and balanced. People may listen more intently to you when they don’t feel intimidated. Ooze with serene confidence and prowess this season Aries! Have the strength and grace of a lion that does not need to use her roar to get her way.

 

 

 

knight of wands - lumina

Taurus – Knight of Wands

You’ll have some rockstar energy buzzing around you this Spring Taurus! Take charge, be bold, daring, and forge ahead – just make sure you watch where you’re going. Don’t rush blindly into anything you are unsure about – whether that be places, situations, or people. Rockstar energy doesn’t have to be a chaotic mess! Channel this drive to make headway on your goals and aspirations. Rock on!

 

 

 

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Gemini – Queen of Cups

You’re encouraged to go with the flow this Spring season Gemini! Your emotions, intuition, and psychic ability may be heightened. A dreamy, loving, and hope filled season for sure. Pay attention to your dreams at this time as well. Try keeping a dream or synchronicity journal and notice any reoccurring patterns or symbols. Just don’t keep your head in the clouds too long! Also, try to be careful not to become too emotional about things – especially that which is out of your control.

 

 

 

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Cancer – Ten of Pentacles

This Spring will be a fruitful time of year for you Cancer. Work, finances, and familial situations should be looking very promising. You will see how your handwork and perseverance has paid off! This will be a time of security and stability. I feel a time of saving money and using it to do some Spring cleaning and fixing up of your home. You will be a very busy bee!

 

 

 

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Leo – Three of Wands

Look out into the horizon and explore all of your glorious options this Spring Leo! See as far as the eye can see! A sense of adventure will awaken in you this season. There are so many new opportunities available to you at this time just waiting to be discovered. Use that fiery passion and energy to fuel your sense of wonder as you forge ahead to make your latest discovery.

 

 

 

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Virgo – Seven of Swords

Keep your wits about you this Spring as some things may have been slipping under your radar Virgo. Don’t allow fear and mistrust to dull your shine! Be honest with yourself and with others as much as possible this Spring. Pay close attention to the intentions of others. Use your intuition and logical thought processes to help you discern who may not have your best interests at heart. Be true to you!

 

 

 

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Libra – The Hierophant

This Spring is calling you to learn something new Libra. It is encouraging you to deepen your knowledge – especially that of a spiritual nature. What new spiritual truths and skills have you been called to develop lately? Been wanting to read up on Shamanism or numerology? Take charge of your studies and your development this season! Some of the new tools you learn may come in handy in the future.

 

 

 

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Scorpio – Queen of Pentacles

A caretaker energy surrounds you this Spring Scorpio. A need for comfort, sensibility, and familiarity – maybe a little rest as well. There will be a lot of time spent making sure the business of your business and that of your home are taken care of this season. Spend as much time in nature and with your family as possible to nurture yourself. As you nurture yourself so also will the things you are working on be nurtured.

 

 

 

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Sagittarius – Ace of Swords

Clear cut decisions are going to be very important for you this Spring. Have a clear head. Keep your focus. Many new ideas may arise to your consciousness this season Sagittarius! Which ones will you grasp a hold of to develop? What direction are they pointing you in? Stay level headed and be aware of your thoughts at this time. Thoughts become things.

 

 

 

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Capricorn – Three of Cups

This spring should be a time of joyful celebration for you Capricorn! A time to reconnect with those you care about in a fun way. The good times will be rolling! I also get the feeling that there will be a lot of jumping around or traveling from place to place. Just make sure you take time out to rejuvenate yourself. You don’t want to burn yourself out with all that carefree fun you’re having – or have too much to catch up on once the party is over.

 

 

 

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Aquarius – Maiden of Wands

Young, wild, and fancy free energy surrounds you this Spring Aquarius. Creative energy will be flowing, burning up your insides, ready to make its way into the world through YOU! How awesome is that? This season would be a great time to start any new creative or artistic endeavors you’ve been pondering. Now is the time to put the passion into practice!

 

 

 

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Pisces – King of Cups

The water energy never stops flowing with you Pisces, and it won’t start this Spring! A calm river that runs deep, you will be cool, calm, and collected – dignified in how you handle emotions and new situations. Patient and methodical with a balance between head and heart. You will be more in touch with your emotions in a nurturing but strong manner. This new insight can deepen your sense of empathy towards others as well as their empathy towards you.

6 Tarot Cards for the Spring Equinox

 

Hello Blossoms and Buttercups! The Spring Equinox is the time when we move out of the dark and welcome back the light. It is a time of balance between light and dark, yin and yang. It is the day when we have both equal hours of light and darkness (this only happens one other time of the year – on the day of the Autumnal Equinox). What a special time this is and a great reminder for us to welcome more balance into our lives as the Wheel of the Year turns yet again. New life is all around us with the rebirth of Spring! I drew these cards to help us embrace the light and dark within ourselves.

1.   Justice

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I can’t say enough how synchronistic it was that this was the very first card to fall out while I was shuffling the deck and thinking about this topic. How perfect is that?! Lady Justice weighs her scales. It reminds me of Ma’at (the Egyptian goddess of truth, balance, harmony, and justice) weighing your heart against a feather to see which was lighter. How heavy is your heart? Is it light as a feather or is it weighed down by grief, anger, and disappointment? Are you using your head too much and not listening enough to the beating of your heart? Invite harmony in. Justice reminds us that there will always be good and bad, light and dark, birth and death – for that is the way of the world. When you close your eyes and block out distractions it is easier to find where you need to regain balance in your life and in your body. It is a very delicate act and may need constant attention until you can learn how to do it with your eyes closed. Be careful not to cut out things in your life that need truly need your attention due to fear or a shaky sense of confidence.

2.   The High Priestess

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Our intuition is heightened and any magical workings or manifestations will be enhanced on this equally yoked day of the year. Take some time on the days leading up to the equinox to meditate on where you can gain more balance in your life. As you go about your day, listen to that tiny voice of your Higher Self (not the big booming voice of Ego) and see where s/he says ‘you could use some healing time alone with your crystals instead of eating the ice cream because technically this pint of Chunky Monkey and binge watching Netflix won’t truly make you feel better deep down.’ Or maybe there is a situation that you feel isn’t right or you have a hunch that something is up because the energy around it just feels off. Listen to that feeling! The High Priestess reminds us to look at things that deep down we know are unhealthy for us. If we feel confused about  which way to go, she guides us in the darkness by asking us to look within for the answer.  She encourages us to listen to our inner voice and find a self loving alternative. She is also a reminder that all that is in the dark will eventually come to the light.

3.      Seven of Wands

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Sometimes we need to take a break from constant comparison of ourselves to others and the need to be on defense. Appreciate who you are. The differences in our spirits, appearances, opinions, strengths, and weaknesses are what make us unique. If all musical notes were the same, could we still call it music? How boring is a song with just one note? There would be no highs and lows, no melody, no favorite ‘break it down now’ moment to your favorite song! How boring would that make life? The different frequencies and energies of our souls help the world to change, flow, and create the sweet melodies that we call our lives. Don’t always worry about doing or being better than someone else, sometimes you just need to do better than you did yesterday, and other times it is perfectly okay to just be where you’re currently at in the musical scale of life – right now, in this moment. You are worthy ALL the time!

4.      Nine of Cups

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Incorporate more happiness and positivity into your daily life! The cold dark nights of winter are over. Allow yourself the hope of Spring and rebirth! You’ve spent time planting seeds and now it is time to watch them blossom and grow. Wish, hope, dream, fantasize about your desires. By visualizing them and feeling the happiness that comes with those thoughts, it makes it easier to manifest. Think about how during the winter we can’t wait for warmer weather. It seems so far away and then it is as if overnight BAM! spring has sprung. There are flowers starting to peak their heads through the dirt, the grass is starting to turn green, and the birds chirp the most beautiful song. Color comes back to the world! This is a reminder that things take time to manifest, to germinate, to grow. Feel the excitement and the anticipation! Even on the darkest days, remember the promise of spring.

5.      Six of Pentacles

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Share! Give and receive. This is about equal energy exchange. Give as much as you’re getting. Don’t be stingy – pay it forward! Work with others and learn the importance of teamwork, networking, and compromise. There should be a healthy balance between what you are giving and what you are receiving. Don’t allow yourself to be taken advantage of. You don’t want to burn out or become resentful from constantly giving yourself to others and not refilling your own cup! I also think this speaks to the need for us to have gratitude for what we have as well as giving back to those who give so much to us – even if we don’t ask for it! This card is about being a partner and building the resources you have in your relationships. You are a co-creator in your life and with the Universe. Be open to receiving these blessings!

6.      Ten of Swords

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Let go of feelings of loss and betrayal. Realize that from death new life springs forth! Try to think more positively about your past and the things you have gone through. Take the lessons and leave the rest. Don’t constantly keep yourself in the turmoil and anguish by reliving the events and holding on to anger. Transmute the pain into forgiveness and freedom. You can reach new heights of clarity and understanding by accepting the hurtful situations you’ve been through. Use them as stepping stones to help you realize what you want to bring more of into your life. You can rise above the pain, sorrow, and mental anguish of past hurts. Spring reminds us a new day is dawning for all those who weep!

 
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The main theme for us this Spring is to Embrace – change, love, balance, rebirth, and new beginnings. Embrace the healing that can come to our soul this time of year. Embrace  the spirit renewal, revival, and rejuvenation that comes with Spring. It is easier to welcome the lively, loving, peaceful, and awe inspiring beauty of Spring when we embrace all the change that comes with it. If we resist, it will be harder for this energy to touch our spirits. Wakeup, hear the birds chirp, and allow the comforting dewy light of this season to enfold you. Embrace positivity and allow it to embrace you.

 
Stay gorgeous lovely one!
xo Ariel

 

Featuring the Lumina Tarot and the Connected & Free Oracle