ASCEND – The time has come to take the next step. A new level of existence awaits. It’s up to you to do the footwork.
BEAUTY – Find beauty in imperfection. Witness beauty in yourself and those around you.
BOUNDARIES – The time has come for self-care and self-reflection. Start saying no to commitments and people who drain your precious energy without giving anything in return. Say it straight and with a smile.
CELEBRATION – There is reason to celebrate. Partake in festivities. Enjoy life.
COMPANIONSHIP – Companionship comes in many forms throughout our lives. Express gratitude towards those to whom you feel closest right now. Cherish intimacy, and acknowledge that like everything, it is impermanent.
COMPASSION – Find compassion for yourself, your loved ones, those to whom you feel neutral, and even your enemies. Compassion fosters inner peace.
“Every relationship you’ve had, every job you’ve had taught you something valuable.” -Doreen Virtue
CREATIVITY – To be creative is to fully embrace life. It is also a way to connect with Source energy. Whether or not we consider ourselves artists, we are all creative in our own unique ways. In which ways are you creative?
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” -Albert Einstein
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT – You are strong enough to swim against the current. Find your own style with confidence in spite of others’ reactions. Your uniqueness inspires those around you to be themselves.
DIVINE FEMININE – Mother Earth, Shekinah, the Virgin Mary, Shakti, The Moon — she goes by many names across time and space. She is the inner nurturer, the fount of creation, the goddess that resides within every human, male or female. Acknowledge her presence. Feel the light in your heart glow. Give thanks.
DIVINE MASCULINE – Father Sky, Hashem, Christ, Shiva, The Sun — he goes by many names across time and space. He is the inner provider, the source of inspiration, the holy master who resides within every human, male or female. Acknowledge his presence. Feel the energy radiating between you and the heavens. Show reverence.
DIVINATION – Sometimes people feel guilt/discomfort for going outside their comfort zones. Keep in mind that tools for divination go back as far as recorded history. Rather than attaching our own mental constructs to these ancient practices, it can be helpful to consider them, simply, tools for self-exploration.
EXERCISE – Take time to honor your body with physical activity. The flow of energy will lead to greater mental clarity and a sense of well-being.
FACE YOUR SHADOW – Becoming familiar with your own shadow energies — those which you keep hidden from yourself as well as from outsiders — allows you to grow more fully into your essence. What’s more, once you are comfortable with your own shadow energies, you can hold space for others who may still be struggling.
FORGIVENESS – Drop the grudge. Clear away any stuck anger, either towards yourself or someone else. You don’t have to forget what happened. Practicing self-care sometimes means keeping a healthy distance. But resentments are corrosive, and it’s best to release them and move on.
GROWTH – After the darkness and cold of winter must come spring. With it, new growth. You are growing and changing in ways that might not be apparent to you.
HISTORY – Let bygones be bygones. Acknowledge the wisdom of the past, but find yourself firmly planted in the present moment. Take your power back.
ILLUMINATION – As you grow into your own and begin to radiate an inner light, darker energies may become apparent. There is no reason to be afraid. You are protected. Without darkness, there is no light and vice versa. This is the nature of duality.
INDECISION – You may be feeling at a crossroads between your head and your heart. Listen to your inner wisdom. You have everything you need within you, including the answers to the hardest questions. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to speak with a mentor to get feedback. Ultimately, trust your intuition.
INNOCENCE – Rekindle the sense of wonder you had in childhood, that you may have lost as you grew into the responsibilities of adulthood. Remember that life is a gift, no matter how difficult the circumstances.
INSPIRATION – An idea is trying to get through to you. If you receive it, it may enrich your life. If you ignore it, it will likely go away. Which do you choose?
INTUITION – This card suggests that your intuition is growing. Consider doing activities that will strengthen your intuition: meditation, for example, or reading books on the topic. Tap into that inner wisdom and watch it blossom!
JOURNEY – The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. There may be travel ahead for you in the near future.
LET GO – Are you hanging on too tight and trying to control an outcome? Release the need for things to come out a certain way. Practice surrender.
LILA – “Lila” is a Sanskrit word translated roughly as “play.” Find your inner sprite. Don’t take yourself so seriously.
“It’s only life, after all.” -Indigo Girls
THE LOVERS – In the traditional Tarot decks, The Lovers is Card VI in the Major Arcana. As the name suggests, this card has everything to do with relationships. It is also a card associated with healing. This card may portend a romantic adventure. It also gently nudges you to be cautious as you proceed in your dealings with romantic partners.
MEDITATION – Find time to meditate, even if only for a few minutes a day. Focus on the breath. Let the thoughts come and go. If your mind is active at first, this is normal. Stick with it. Meditation will enrich your life in ways previously unimaginable.
MIRACLE – Ask, believe, receive. Releasing the old, negative patterns of thinking and actions, you allow the possibility of miracles. Wait and see.
THE MOON – In the traditional Tarot decks, The Moon is Card XVIII in the Major Arcana. This card has everything to do with the mystery of life. It encourages you to tap into your intuition. It is a card associated with the creative arts. It also gently nudges you to be aware of what lies beneath the surface.
MOURNING – Are you or someone close to you grieving the loss of a person, relationship, or way of life? Let the tears come; only through proper acknowledgement of grief can we move through it fully.
MUSIC – Music has the potential to be healing for you during this time. Learn to play an instrument if you don’t already, or simply listen to music in order to awaken the dormant forces within you.
MYSTERY – Learn to appreciate the mystery of life. What is it that makes the universe tick? Feel love at the core of all that you do. Remember loved ones who are no longer with you. Feel the connection. Find beauty in the ordinary.
NOSTALGIA – You may be ruminating over past events. Enjoy the sweetness of these memories, but remember to find beauty in the present moment. There is always something to be grateful for.
“The world is young, your soul is free, and you’re smart enough to fall in love with every experience you have.” -Rob Brezsny
OBSERVATION – Take stock of the situation. Get curious. You may not need to take action at this time, but simply become aware of the current situation or event in order to gain a fuller understanding of how to proceed.
ON THE PATH – As you move through life, you learn to balance darkness and light. You find fellow travelers and perhaps they help you learn to get comfortable with silence. You are on the path.
OPPORTUNITY – What’s behind door number 1? Opportunity can be found where you least expect it. Remain open to possibilities.
PAY ATTENTION – Now would be a good time to remain watchful. Is there a trickster in your midst? Also, be mindful of your physical surroundings. Remaining present and alert can help you avoid potential pitfalls.
PIERCE THE VEIL – Have you been skeptical about a recent experience you had that dealt with the paranormal? Be open to such experiences. There is nothing to fear.
PROTECTION – Your guardian angels are watching over you. You and your loved ones are protected.
REFLECTION – Just as a glass surface reflects what is in front of it, we are reflections of all that we have encountered. Pause and ask: “Am I content with what I see?” If not, perhaps it is time to spray some glass cleaner and clear the view.
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” -Aldous Huxley
RUMORS – If people are talking, let them. You know your truth; stand tall in the knowledge that you are doing the best you can do in this moment. This card also invites the querent to consider the power of speech. Ask yourself: “Are my words kind? Truthful? Timely? Necessary?”
SERENITY – Now is a period of relative calm and peace. Take it in, savor it. You are safe in this moment.
SLOW DOWN – You may be working yourself into a frenzy. Take time to relax, take in the scene. Don’t forget to breathe!
SOLITUDE – Now is a time to retreat from over-exertion. Practice self-care. Keep in mind that one indicator of emotional maturity is the ability to be alone and to enjoy one’s own company.
SPEECH – If people are talking, let them. You know your truth; stand tall in the knowledge that you are doing the best you can do in this moment. This card also invites the querent to consider the power of speech. Ask yourself: “Are my words kind? Truthful? Timely? Necessary?”
SPREAD YOUR WINGS – It’s time to take a leap of faith. You are supported, even if you can’t feel it. A flight path has been laid out for you, so to speak, and now is the time to flap your wings and prepare for take-off. Don’t let fear hold you back from fulfilling your potential.
THE SUN – In the traditional Tarot decks, The Sun is Card XIX in the Major Arcana. This card has everything to do with vitality in life. It encourages you to tap into the fire within. It is a card associated with outdoor activities and enjoyment, as well as academic achievement.
SURRENDER – Similar to the “Let Go” oracle card, this card encourages you to drop the controls. The difference with this card, however, is a sense of faith. Know that the universe supports and encourages your growth process as a spiritual being in human form.
THERE IS TIME – Have you been feeling rushed? This card encourages patience. There is a time and a place for everything. Events are unfolding as they should.
“Every moment is as it should be. From the beginning of time and space, the universe has been unfolding as through unfathomable multidimensional coincidences. Struggling against this moment is struggling against the entire universe.” -Deepak Chopra
TRANSITION – Transition zones are those sacred places in life where profound growth occurs. Ease into this period, even if it’s not your first instinct.
“Transition zones in our lives are incredibly rich places. They should be honored, even savored. Yet, with all the pain and fear and feelings of being out-of-control that can (but not necessarily) accompany transitions, they are still the most alive, most growth-filled, passionate, expansive moments in our lives.” -Source Unknown
TREAT YOURSELF – This card demonstrates the joy that can come from self-care. Release any sense of lack. This doesn’t mean you have to max out your credit cards. Rather, simply know that your needs are met, and it is okay — good, even — to indulge in frivolity from time to time.
THE WARRIOR – Are you facing a challenging situation? You are strong and well-equipped; know that you can get through this metaphorical storm with inner wisdom and grace.
“There is a warrior aspect to being happy. You’ve got to fight for it.” -Drew Barrymore