Gaian Tarot

Spring 2017 Tarotscopes!

Hi love bunnies! Happy Spring! March 20th is the date of the Spring Equinox this year. A day of balance, duality, polarity, and the relationship between honoring both the light and the dark in ourselves and the natural world. The Maven Unmasked seasonal tarotscopes are officially one year old this Spring. 1 cycle completed. What cycles have you completed since this time last year? I hope you all enjoy these 'Scopes every season, to see what the energy will be hopping around your sign all Spring long (March 20th - June 21st). Be sure to also read the 'Scope for your Moon and Rising sign.

This season for our Tarotscopes, I will be using the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert (Schiffer, 2016) as it totally resonates with the colorful vibration of all the seasons, but especially Spring. It's as lush as the trees and flowers coming back into bloom!

Hey! Don't forget to watch my Spring Equinox Tarot + Oracle Reading below, in addition to reading your 'Scopes, for more insight!

 

I'd love to work with you to help bring renewed clarity & insights into the garden of your life this season! 

If you'd like a look into your specific situation or the energy surrounding your life and circumstances this Spring, be sure to hop on over and book a reading with me! Just click on the link below.


 

Spring 2017 Tarotscopes

 

Aries | Guardian of Earth

Tend to the garden of your life this Spring, Aries. Increase your sense of abundance and prosperity. Encourage a careful and gentle nature in yourself and endeavors. Pay attention to detail and know when and where to give a little extra. This Spring may turn out to be very beneficial for you in terms of finances and harvesting your long overdue rewards. You've been patient, and now it is time to reap the benefits of your hard work. 

 

Taurus | Awakening

This Spring sparks an Awakening for you Taurus! A time of reflecting on the lessons others bring into your life and the gift of awareness this brings. A time of realizing the similarities and embracing the differences between you and others. Focus on increasing your sense of unity and how we are all connected to something greater this season. Also, spending more time raising your vibration and deepening your spiritual practice may be extremely beneficial for you this Spring as well.

 

Gemini | Ace of Air 

New ideas and a fresh burst of clarity are the name of the game for you this season Gemini. Discovering and learning how to fly in your new areas of interest or study. Yes, a long journey may be ahead of you in order for you to master and shape these ideas into something worthwhile, but don't be discouraged! The longest journey begins with a single step. Look for new inspiration this Spring!

 

 

 

Cancer | Gaia, The World

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Sweet and nurturing Cancer, Mother Earth comes up to great you this Spring. Spend as much time outdoors and exploring the natural world around you this season as possible. Go for a hike, a walk along the beach, or take a dip in the ocean! Connect to the creatures of the planet - both big and small, human, plant, and animal. You may even feel called to do some volunteer work, protect and nurture the planet, or learn more about the environment. Stay grounded. Keep focused and give thanks to Gaia for all her many blessings.

 

Leo | The Wheel

The Wheel of the Year is turning Leo, and you may definitely feel it this Spring. A renewed sense of purpose is around the corner. You may have a strong urge for finding your destiny or soul purpose. Honor the cycle of life - the ups and downs, wins and losses, times of rest and times of inspired action. This Spring may also be very karmic for you in terms of relationships. If you've been struggling as of late, some good luck may be coming your way!

 

 

 

Virgo | Five of Air

You're feeling very expressive this season Virgo. Have you been feeling unheard as of late? Like everyone is busy yapping away and you can't get a word in edge wise? Spend time working with and clearing your Throat Chakra this Spring. How can you best communicate your need for self-expression, speaking your truth, and finding the sense of freedom and liberation you've been looking for? Be careful not to be argumentative in your search. Increase your sensitivity to others and their needs while you continue to find your voice. Remember - words can cut, heal, or liberate.

 

Libra | Elder of Water

You may experience a more mature, wise, and reserved energy this Spring, Libra. A sense of peace, clarity, and wonder. Take some time, sit back, and just observe. Be still. People watch. Bird watch. Watch the sunrise and set. Observe everything and really tap in emotionally. What feelings does your observing inspire in you? Do any new ideas come your way? What lessons are you reminded of by watching the interaction of others? Spring may be a time of remembrance for you as well. What wisdom can you bring forth from observing and remembering?

 

Scorpio | Two of Water

Deeply emotional Scorpio, it looks like things get even deeper for you this Spring. Communion with others will come to the forefront for you this season. Unconditional love. Mutual understanding. Togetherness and friendship will be extremely important. Strengthen your relationship with friends whether that be through supporting them more or allowing them to support you. Learn to trust. How can you be a better friend? How can you show more unconditional love?

 

 

Sagittarius | Ten of Fire

There may be a culling of sorts happening for you this season Sagittarius. A death and renewal process. Purification. Something old must fall away so something new can be planted in the now fertile soil you've created for its growth and development. What has been blocking out the Sun in your life as of late? How can you restructure this? The answer may be unclear to you at this time, just know that the smoke clouding your view will eventually dissipate. 

 

Capricorn | Ten of Earth

Spring for you Capricorn will be about increasing your gains and sense of material happiness. It is about recognizing the journey it has taken to amass the current blessings in your life. Choose to move forward - no matter what circumstances currently look like. However, do not drain your resources. As you increase your gains, so too must you also leave something behind for those who come after you. Focus on being unselfish and increasing your sense of appreciation and gratitude this season. 

 

Aquarius | Ten of Air

Alignment. Getting your ducks in a row. Finding the formation that will cut through resistance and get you to your destination in the most efficient and timely fashion as possible. This is what you're all about this Spring, Aquarius! It is also about realizing that sometimes you need others to help you get there faster or more "safely". This is also a reminder to fly above any bs you may encounter this Spring. Try not to be in your head too much. Avoid replaying any unfortunate circumstances or disagreements with others over and over again in your head. This will not help you to fly forward - in fact, it will only cause you to lag behind.

 

Pisces | The Teacher

Wisdom, sharing guidance, and teaching others will be very important for you this Spring.  Tap into your naturally intuitive nature this season Pisces, and see where your gifts, talents, and abilities are needed. Go there. Teach. And in your teaching so too will you learn. There may even be a new mentor coming your way! This person could either be you or someone you meet in an area of interest or study. Learn all you can. Observe and absorb. A new perspective is a great learning tool as well - a dandelion can either be a weed or a wish. The lesson is all in how you look at it. 

 

Have a beautiful spring lovelies! xo ariel

Gaian Tarot Deck Interview

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The Gaian Tarot has had my eye for almost a year now and for good reason. She is a breath of fresh air! I especially love how the artist included people of all colors, shapes, ages, and sizes in this deck, as well as the elements of nature and the beautiful creatures of our planet. The images are stunning and it feels like a 'welcome home old friend' kind of deck. Relaxed, inspired, down to earth, comforting, and loving - just as any deck with 'Gaia' in the name should be! I decided immediately upon her unboxing, that it was important to do a deck interview with her, and right away too. I don't always get this feeling from decks, however I knew our relationship would be different. She had something very important to share with me. The questions in this deck interview tarot spread were either created by TABI (Tarot Association of the British Isles) or someone on Aeclectic Tarot, I'm not sure which. I however, found this spread through the lovely tarotista Beth Maiden of Little Red Tarot

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Tell me about yourself. What is your most important characteristic?

Elder of Earth - She is the ultimate provider. Crafty and kind. Resourceful and knowledgeable. Fruitful, abundant, and well loved. Seasoned and wise. Understanding and sympathetic. Responsible. She is connected to all of time, to the weaving of fate, for there is no beginning and no end to her wisdom.

What are your strengths as a deck?

Elder of Air - She is a fantastic communicator! Her words a melodious symphony. Her voice is like the whisper of the wind and clear as a bell. She communicates in such a grounded and reachable way, so that all who encounter her can comprehend her message. A language of divine wisdom, that we as humans, creatures who live on this planet, inherently understand. When you hear what she has to stay, you will stop and listen.

What are your limits as a deck?

The Moon - This deck is not what you would call intuitive. She is earthy. Her concepts are very tangible and real. She will not give you all of the answers as she realizes the importance of facing the fear of the unknown. The importance of being present in the moment and living your journey. Part of the wisdom she shares is the paramount power contained in the learning of lessons.

What are you here to teach me?

Three of Fire - Freedom of expression. To allow my soul to dance in warmth and light. She is here to get me moving to the beat of the Universe again! To ignite my passion and celebrate life. To be strong in my creativity and to know that it is safe to do so. I also feel that she is here to remind me of the importance of working with my lower 3 chakras (Root, Sacral, & Solar Plexus) and the role they play in my sense of joy and independence. She wants me to remember the full expression of who I am. To acknowledge the earth plane and rejoice with her. Thanks Gaian Tarot :)

How can I best learn and collaborate with you?

Explorer of Fire - Dare and do. All I need to do is to pick her up and give her a shuffle. She is ready, waiting, and willing to help! She invites me to have confidence and to act on the knowledge she gives me - especially seeing as she has been around a time or two and knows the ropes (remember the Elder of Earth). She does not give empty guidance. Don't ask if I am not willing to listen. Create with her and do not be afraid to share the results!

What is the potential outcome of our working relationship?

The Seeker - Discovery. Adventure. Wonderment and freedom. Play and new beginnings. The excavation of the truth of my soul. She will bring a refreshed and soul nurturing energy to my readings. We can create anything we wish together. The story has yet to be written, but she is excited for the journey of our spiritual quest together.

As I'm writing this, having completed this interview, the lyrics of Natasha Beddingfield's song "Unwritten" comes to mind: "Feel the rain on your skin. No one else can feel it for you. Only you can let it in. No one else, no one else, can speak the words on your lips...Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten."

If you'd like to learn more about the creator behind this work of art, please check out the author's website here

Do you have this gem of a deck? If so, what are your thoughts? What has the Gaian Tarot taught you thus far in your journey together?

Blessings,

xo Ariel