it feels like forever since I posted a community reading but I've been moving house, so between the packing up and looking for an apartment (again), and doing the actual lift & carry, I've been a bit absent to say the least. here it is two weeks later, and I'm just starting to get back to my routines, as the whole process was emotionally, mentally, and very physically draining, and I've needed some serious recuperation time filled with relaxation and self-care. not to mention all the astrology! how have you all managed to navigate: the Venus/Mars alignment, Chiron & Eris going retrograde, Midsummer, and the Lion's Gate portal energy? it's been a roller-coaster ride of emotional turmoil for me and mine, and I'm looking forward to the gentle energy of the next full (blue) moon on the 22nd.
|image I found on the internet that I couldn't find any info on ~|
for today's community reading, I'm using the Tarot of a Moon Garden because the moon is obviously on my mind. we're currently at a waxing crescent, but I'm feeling the pull to be more attuned to moon energy as the days get shorter, and we sink deeper into the dark half of the year. I know it's a weird thing to think about while we're still engulfed in a heat wave in the US, with the annual wildfires burning on our western coast, but as the weather gets ever more extreme, I'm doing my best to tune in to how the Earth herself wants me to roll with the updates. also with peri- or menopause, I'm not as aware of my own cycles, so am looking to the heavens for guidance and wisdom. here's what we got:
|image shows four cards from the Tarot of a Moon Garden - The Empress/The Chariot/2 of Pentacles/The Moon, on a pastel background with horizontal silver stripes, crowned by eucalyptus, a gold-tipped feather, driftwood, and a fairy jar.|
wow, look at all that creative energy in motion! I dropped one card while shuffling and set it aside, then drew the first three cards. after looking them over and hearing their message, I turned over the 'jumper' card, and would you believe it was The Moon? of course you would, because you believe in magic and synchronicity (and I posted a picture), and you know I smiled when I saw it and said, "of course." so what is it saying?
The Empress - abundance, bounty, generative fertility, She is the Garden of Eden, an Earthly paradise. all things creative and sensual, nature and nurture, coming to fruition. the spirit that fills our existence, unstructured inspiration, joyful wholeness. bring this loving, compassionate energy into your life, let it infuse your days and electrify your nights - start that project, support its growth! pregnancy? birth? who knows? be in nature, and feel thankful for all it offers!
The Chariot - authentic power and purpose, well earned victory. who can we be through the refinement of our habits and rituals once we know ourselves? "what's next" energy. confidence and control. harness this determined and triumphant energy for success - act on it with focus, push through, and win! ...and maybe there's some travel coming soon for some of you?
Two of Pentacles - harmonies dancing in the midst of change. skillfully balanced, but...are your priorities getting the attention they deserve? adapt and flow, adjust as needed on repeat.
The Moon - dreams, magic, mystery...honor your imagination, listen to your heart, and hold hands with your fear of the unknown. nothing is what it seems, here, so use your intuition over your thought process, feel what's right in your gut. work with the moon's phases, and it's light, for clarity and understanding. finding those hidden truths, and freeing them from the past, is the best way forward.
|Tarot of a Moon Garden - The Moon card|
I hope everyone has been well - and again, thank you for coming along, commenting, and sharing - this reading is for anyone who wants/needs it! as always, I hope there's something in here for you personally, and feel free to contact me for a private reading.