“Blink and you’ll miss it,” seems to be the quote worthy of February. So much to pack into these twenty-eight days! I’m using it as an opportunity to reset. While I often like to do this at the beginning of each year, 2021 was definitely off to an interesting start! As the chaos settles and we can see more clearly it’s a great time to revisit our goals for the year ahead.
What life are you busy creating? The constant theme that came up in this month’s reading was a need to relish in the journey just as much as the destination. We can easy get caught up in our actions that we forget to enjoy the present. And as a wise man told me once, they call it the present because it’s a gift. How could you practice more mindfulness this month?
Sending so much love your way,
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Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 20) – Nine of Swords
Well Capricorn, it looks like we have some work to do! The Nine of Swords is the card of dark visions, anguish and depression. It seems as though you’ve been buying into the rubbish your mind has been telling you! It’s time to break free of the dark cycle. I find that two things help me when I’m obsessing over worries: 1) phone a friend and 2) get moving. Start calling people on your contact list that you haven’t spoken to in some time. Ask them how THEY are doing and practice some active listening. It’ll get you out of your head and you’ll actually find that perhaps your anxious thoughts aren’t so worrisome afterall. After you complete this task find a way to move that body! Exercise exhausts our muscles and our mind. It creates a space where you can connect back to your Highest Self. The Universe does not want you to be unhappy, I promise. You simply have to practice acceptance and let go of expectations. When you are serene you have so much more to give!
Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 19) – Ten of Wands
Feeling overburdened? Perhaps it’s time to lighten the load. What emotionally charged boulders have you been carrying around lately? Is it yours? Or does it belong to someone else? Is it too big for you to handle? Perhaps it’s time to pass it over to your angels. They love it when you ask for help. When life starts to get heavy and dark it’s usually a sign that you are trying to do things all by yourself. You’ve somehow forgotten that you are not in charge! Of course you have free will, but make sure that is in alignment with what the Guides think is best for you. They are never wrong, even on the days it doesn’t feel that way. Sometimes rejection is God’s protection and something even more beautiful lies right around the corner. Have faith. When you are in this dark space it’s usually the precipice for a massive breakthrough. I can’t wait to see what you uncover!
Pisces (Feb 20-Mar 20) – Temperance
Patience is something that most of us struggle with especially in this fast-paced world filled with instant gratification. Temperance asks us to practice moderation and rediscover purpose. I don’t know about you, but I tie so much significance to the results. Unfortunately that is not where the good stuff lies. The journey towards each goal is the place in which we learn, grow and change. Can you drop into the day? Maybe you need to reconnect with the senses. Can you slowly enjoy your coffee and savor the aroma of each sip? What lies visually in your path? Is it a sprawling mountain or a pile of laundry? Either way there is gratitude to be had, if not for Mother’s Natures gifts for the abundance of modern comforts in your home. Can you imagine doing laundry without a washing machine? How about expressing some gratitude for running water while you’re at it! Temperance often makes an appearance when we are trying to rush through life without stopping to enjoy all the magic that exists in our day-to-day. Re-examine the mundane. There is wonder waiting for you there.
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) – Queen of Pentacles
The Queen of Pentacles always feels like a great big bear hug filled with safety and security. Pentacles rule the element of earth and our earthly pursuits. This usually relates to resource, finance and career. When we get down to brass tacks and start to uncover what lies beneath the fears around financial insecurity, it usually comes down to a sense of safety. We all want to make sure that we’ll be ok. Well look around you! Perhaps you’ve been measuring success the wrong way. How many people do you love on this planet that you know love you? How many friends do you have on your contact list that you know would show up for you in a jam? How many people have you helped today whether by opening a door, offering a smile or completing a small act of kindness? That is the true currency of the world. The Queen is here to make an appearance to help you deeply appreciate your prosperity and abundance. You have more than enough! Anything else is just part of the mirage.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) – Three of Swords
The Three of Swords is probably the most consistent card of the minor arcana. It’s almost always depicted as a heart with three swords stuck inside it, indicating a heartbreak of some kind. I wonder if yours is not related to a romantic affair, but instead relates to a betrayal of a personal kind. How have you broken your own heart? How have you let yourself down? While careful self-examination is always a healthy part of the process, shame is never part of the program. We use shame to beat ourselves up as a way to punish ourselves for our wrongdoings. Nothing good ever grows here. Start instead by writing about how you’d like to live your life starting today. As far as I’ve heard time travel is not yet possible and we cannot go back and fix the past. We can however change today. What are some small steps forward to start building the life of your dreams? It may feel overwhelming and like you’ll never get there, but I’ve got news for you. The solution to a happy, contented life is by these tiny little steps. The more we practice esteemable acts the more we honor ourselves and those around us…and then our reality starts to bend and shape in its wake.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 21) – Two of Wands
You are a tour de force dear Gemini! I feel like out of all the sun signs you’ve experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows in recent months. And somehow, you’ve moved through each challenge with dignity and grace. You should be proud of yourself! The Two of Wands indicates that nothing remains in your path and you have a clear direction forward. Not only have the blocks cleared, but now you have the energy of the angels behind you. If you want it, it is yours! Just keep the faith as things often happen in divine timing, which is not always in alignment with our demands. Not sure about what move to make next? Take some time this February to get clear. You are a powerful manifestor and the magical Universe ordering service is ready to receive your request. Just remember that Goddess is not Santa Claus providing you with any material object you desire. Instead she will conspire to help you achieve emotional fulfillment where your cup runneth over and you have so much to give back to the world. We’re all in this together and the illusion of separateness is what gets us in trouble. How could getting everything you want help humanity? An interesting question to consider.
Cancer (Jun 22-July 23) – Page of Wands
Wands rule the element of fire. They embody our passion, our creativity and our spirituality. The Page is one of my favorites in this suit. The eager student, he is like a sponge ready to absorb each and every lesson. They say “The creative adult is the child who survived.” I couldn’t agree more! This month take some quality time to tap back into this profound knowledge. If we are truly all just energy operating at various frequencies, there is no higher vibration than that of play, humor or love. When was the last time you made time for play? What does that even mean you wonder? It’s about engaging in something that brings you profound joy. That doesn’t necessarily have a purpose other than enjoyment. I love to put together jigsaw puzzles, play with watercolors or go skiing when I want to tap into this beautiful energy. What are some activities that have been long forgotten as you busied yourself with adulting? Pick up the paintbrush or any other creative pursuit that will remind you of your true purpose: to have fun!
Leo (Jul 24 – Aug 23) – Two of Cups
Such a beautiful card! The two of cups signifies love’s new beginnings. And as there are two in this scenario it most often points to romantic love, but not always. This is simply an opportunity to experience the reflection of unconditional infinite universal love through the experience of relationship. Sometimes this can be a friend who shows up for you in your darkest hour. A coffee with a dear loved one who has your sides hurting by the end of hour due to the incessant laughter. Perspective is man’s greatest tool. You can either see the unfolding of recent worldly events as a hindrance or an opportunity for deeper connection. Where can you experience gratitude for our existence in this digital age where the opportunity to offer whispers of sweet nothings is simply a text or phone call away? If you are feeling isolated that is a trap of your own making. Instead of cursing the reality of now, embrace it, for just like everything else in this world, this too shall pass. What is one way in which you could express love to another today? Perhaps it’s about going old school and writing a letter that is sent snail mail. Whatever you decide to do, know that in each and every action of love there is a metaphysical reaction that pours over you tenfold.
Virgo (Aug 24-Sep 22) – Justice
Virgo’s often strive for balance and justice in their daily lives. They love creating lists and plans to create order and direction out of chaos. However, this month is an opportunity to embrace the chaotic and misunderstood side of life. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you can’t see to get the Universe to bend to your will. This is the point of surrender. I know it’s hard for you Virgo as you like to have control over the situation, but I’m asking you to let go. What if you just did nothing? Outrageous, am I right? However, doing nothing is actually an action step. It’s called restraint. When you keep trying to play Director and move all the players around on the stage that’s when you get yourself into trouble. I hate to break it to you, but you are not the ruler of this Universe. That job has already been taken. You’ll find that you start to hit some major roadblocks when you start to overstep your bounds. How can you start to honor the Guides while simultaneously honoring your own gifts? What are some ways in which you can bring these two things into alignment? I suggest starting with prayer. What immediately conjures up ideologies around religion is simply a way to connect with Source. Ask questions and get curious. And then listen intently for the answers. Things will quickly align themselves again when you practice this act of humility.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) – Nine of Pentacles
Well Libra, it looks like it’s time to party! The Nine of Pentacles is a time of hard-earned success and celebration. While a massive social gathering may be out of the question, what are some other ways in which you can honor these powerful strides? Sometimes we get so busy focusing on self-improvement or forward momentum that we forget to pause and enjoy our tiny victories. I highly encourage you to push the pause button and soak in the joy of this moment. Ways in which I always appreciate blissful times in my life is to treat myself to a reconnection with nature. Could you take a walk? Hug a tree? Let a snowflake hit your tongue? When was the last time you made a point to look up at the stars? While it might not be the disco bash you had in mind, nature is a party all it’s own. By recognizing our earth’s bounty we not only recognize our achievements but how that contributes to the magic of Universe.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22) – Death
Our society’s relationship with death fascinates me. It’s a natural part of the cycle of life but we avoid the topic at all costs. It usually has a strong connection to grief and pain. However, what if you started bringing in a new perspective. What if it was simply “so long” or “see you later”? The card of transformation, death asks us to let old beliefs die so we can be reborn. I encourage you to embrace this idea of impermanence in the coming days. If you look at the universe through the lens of a conscious collective, we are all part of the same energy simply living through this three dimensional lens we call the human experience. How can you let the idea of separateness die? When your brother or sister angers you can you recognize you are simply angering yourself? What lies deeper beneath the surface? Why does this person’s action perturb you so? Do they exhibit character traits that you abhor in yourself? The Death card calls for a complete transformation of body, mind and spirit. What deserves a serious overhaul? When we take a metaphysical inventory it’s always important to recognize the assets along with the defects. What is part of your dilemma is almost always tied to your brilliance. It’s simply time to prune back the emotional weeds in the way of you and the sunlight of the spirit.
Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 20) – Knight of Pentacles
I’m so excited I pulled this card for you dear Sagittarius! Wild and free, you find the material surroundings of your existence a bit confusing at times. While you relish in the finer things in life, you often are more concerned with the adventure or the experience. This month material makes an appearance as indicated by the Knight of Pentacles. Strong and abundant, He is the spiritual warrior and provider, always ensuring that we have everything we need to thrive. While financial insecurities have been a part of most everyone’s process this year, he is here to remind us that energetically all is well. I suspect your worries and anxieties around finances will quell this month as you embrace a shift in money mindset. In a place of contentment we are able to put our priorities elsewhere. You are such a creative soul. This month will be full of many sensual delights including a reconnection with your inner brilliance and the true understanding that you are loved.