new in the shop: REFLECTION {Meditative Tarot Tea}

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REFLECTION, inspired by the Four of Cups
Card is the Four of Blooms from the Wooden Tarot ©Andy Swartz

After a season of deep growth, it is important that we take the time to sit still, reflect, let the lessons learned really take foundation in our spirit. And yet, we must not linger too long here. This is a pause, not a full stop. Allow the plant spirits in this Four of Cups inspired tea blend to move you into fruitful introspection.

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REFLECTION is in the shop right now; come through and snag yours today!

Beltane May Queen Reading

I didn’t have a moment to pause and create a spread for this sabbat like I usually do. In fact most of my day, I spent in a hospital looking after a loved one. It didn’t feel like a very abundant celebration of spring, I have to say. I needed some help.

So here’s a May Queen reading I found because it is Beltane.

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Position 1: Safety. Emotional security. What you need to feel safe. MOVEMENT. Too true. I feel better in a crisis when I have all the information and I’m handling the small details. It helps keep my mind of what’s not happening if I’m making it happen. Of course, this has a downside- sweating the small stuff is all well and good if you don’t miss out on the big picture.

Position 2: Abundance. Feelings of plenty. SELF DOUBT. Gut-punch. Okay, yeah this is about right. I’m not very comfortable when things are going too well. This is definitely a growth opportunity for me, and I can say it’s gotten better. Lately though, I’ve had a bit more trying my life than usual.

Position 3: Regeneration. Exploring the possibilities. RELEASE. Letting things go that I don’t have control over and some things I do has definitely been a useful strategy. It’s easier to see abundance when you’re not trying desperately to hold on to things you can’t keep with you.

Position 4: Love. Emotions and relationships. DEFEAT. We’re working on this, lol! The universe continues to have no chill on this particular topic.

Position 5: The Future. The present conceivable outcome based on the flow of cards one through four. COMMUNICATION. This reads more like manifestation. Working on the way I speak my purpose and what I want will be crucial this season. It’s difficult work, tenuous, and immensely consequential.

All of this being said, abundance is not always easily reached for- in fact, looking for and finding abundance in the middle of a challenge is a form of medicine. Hope is a form of abundance. Prayer is abundance. Bringing all that to bear is claiming abundance.

Happy Beltane, my loves.