New Moon in Taurus Reflections

Blessed New Moon in Taurus everyone!

Which for many folks feels especially wonderful, I’m sure, because Venus is finally direct and letting our feels breathe.

This new moon is a bit harder for me. It’s the first one where I’ve felt nearly altogether depleted- usually new moons give me an extra boost of energy. Not that its magic isn’t as potent, just my life is facing a bit more challenge than usual and my self-care isn’t as on point as I’d like it to be.

I’m adjusting to a family health challenge and to the subsequent role of caregiver. I traveled, so the sanctuary of home is unavailable. Most of my day is spent inside a hospital, which I’ve always been energy-sensitive to and the usual care habits aren’t as accessible in my new day to day.

I’m trying to form a plan for the long-term while I’m in the adjustment period. I’ve got the larger plans in the works but also taking advantages of the little pockets of air that allow for a bit of grounding and comfort- like a tea, blended with hawthorn and holy basil and flower petals to soothe and bolster my heart, that I mixed on impulse five minutes before the five hour drive to the hospital.

A taste of sanctuary.

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The usual lunar readings have been harder for me. It’s not as easy to take in broader themed messages appropriate for this moon like love, home, abundance, security, and manifestation when I’m dealing with what feels like such an insurmountable set of circumstances.

Not that it looks like avoiding those themes is possible- case in point my new moon reading. The FOUR OF WANDS, STAR, and MAGICIAN are all about love, home, abundance, security, and manifestation.

So how to bring that energy down here where I am at?

20170426_214740New Moon in Taurus reflection reading from the Ostara Tarot

I don’t have a clear answer yet, or rather it’s slowly forming and I can’t quite articulate it yet. It’s my New Moon soul homework for tonight as I spend the night hospital bedside once again.

With all this of course, a few things have been placed on a necessary hold. While I’m away from home, my meditative tarot teas, baths, and talismans will be unavailable as I’m not near my herbs at the moment.

What I am wide open and available for is tarot readings! I’m never far from a deck of cards. I’ve got some time on my hands and I’d like to continue being of service. So go ahead and book a reading for yourself and let’s explore Taurus’ lessons of love, home, abundance, security, and manifestation together. As always, sliding scale is available.

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#taroteveryday: Queen of Wands in affirmation

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A comforting reminder from ancestors that I’m still here, still growing, and I’m coming along nicely even as the wind blows all around. I’d also received this card in reverse from a larger reading given to me today, so this is a lovely affirmation as I end the day.

I’m into this new space I’m creating.

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First Quarter Moon in Cancer Reading

It’s been too long since I posted one of my personal readings on here. I need to get back to doing that more often. Hmmm, maybe one of the other things to release is the pressure to be constantly profound and thoughtful. Maybe I just wanna ramble! Come along for the ride would you? 

Let’s begin again with my First Quarter Moon in Cancer quick reading.

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My favorite part about this spread is how straightforward it is.

  1. RELEASE – TWO OF BLADES
  2. INVITE – MOTHER OF BLADES

I love how these two cards interact. In the Two of Blades the challenge is up close and personal- very much concerned with the here and now. The two swordspeople are focused on nothing else but each other- and honestly it seems a bit futile as they are evenly matched. I’ll be happy to release any tendency to get bogged down by the everyday little messes.

In comparison, the Mother of Blades, whose energy I’m asked to invite in, has the full perspective. It’s not about what’s right in front of her, she’s looking ahead to something so far off we can’t see it in the image. Unlike the sword, the arrow is a weapon that requires intense precision and focus. She’s wisened up enough to know that quite often, the everyday challenges really aren’t that big of a deal- some are just distractions that she’s long since learned to move past in favor of looking ahead to what matters.

Eyes on the prize always.
Just have to make sure what that prize is (otherwise what’s the point?!).

#taroteveryday, even through Mercury Rx

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Seven of Cups surrounded by Three of Pentacles and Eight of Pentacles, from the Ostara Tarot

Mercury in Retrograde is no time for falsehoods and cutting corners.

Be wary of illusions and shortcuts- and people with a tendency to take them. Let things take time, be diligent and sweat the details on everything you do. Take pride in putting in that work! The payoff will be even more satisfying.

#taroteveryday: and sometimes the cards are very clear… 

Get out of your own way.

We can be so focused on what everyone else is doing to us, we forget to check in with the fight within us that’s feeding those external forces. It may not be all in your head, just be honest when some of it is.