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Mirror in The Moon 

Little pieces of your destiny lie at your feet, glinting in the moonlight. The puzzle of all puzzles! How do you build your fate, construct your destiny, piece by glimmering piece? What do you think you will have created once everything fits together perfectly and is firmly glue in place?

As we go through life, we may feel we are on a path, yet are unsure of where it will lead us. Like The Moon in tarot, all is not ready to be revealed. Break the illusion of who you believe you should be when you look in the mirror. Destroy the vision of what you think your life should look like. What is the fun, where is the blessing, in having a cookie cutter life? A one size fits all?

These broken shards of glass that you are slowly piecing together, piece by sometimes agonizing piece, will one day form a complete reflection of who you are. You're still building, working, striving to be your best you. Let go of the illusion that you are flawed. The illusion that your life is a mess. You are being divinely guided to your soul purpose - what is such a mess about that?

xo Ariel

Summer Tarotscopes 2016

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June 20th to September 22nd 2016

The Summer waves, salty air, and thunderstorms are starting to roll in my lovelies! The Wheel of the Year spins again as the Sun fully embraces us. It is a time that is ripe with opportunity, potential, adventure, relaxation, fun, and some hard work too! I'm also pretty sure that there are some lessons out there for us to learn this season as well.

What is a Tarotscope? A Tarotscope is like a Horoscope for your zodiac sign, only it uses tarot cards. I decided to pull some cards for each sign to see what we need to look out for and what energy will be surrounding us all Summer '16. Be sure to also read the Tarotscope for your Moon and Rising signs for deeper insight into what may come up for you from June through September of this year, if you're in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're in the Southern Hemisphere check back and read this when it's Summertime in your part of the world!

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Aries  - Maiden of Cups

Are you seeing the whole picture Aries or just a sliver of it? This Summer may hold the beginnings of a new emotional and spiritual journey for you - especially in how you deal with tough situations. The Maiden of Cups is inviting you to get in tune with your heart and sense of emotional expression and connection to others. Also, pay attention to your intuition at this time as it may give you some new insights.

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Taurus - Two of Cups

This Summer, focus on deepening your friendships and sense of trust Taurus. Make new friends and strengthen current bonds. Find something in common with those who you assume you have no common ground with. Realize that we are all a reflections of each other. Commune with Spirit, your soul, and others this Summer.

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Gemini - Ace of Wands

The magick is happening Gemini! You will finally get out of that foggy funk you may have been in. You've gotten some great ideas after emerging from this state and now it's time to put them into action - with a little help from the Universe! This is the spark, this is the start. Get busy this Summer! Action, no matter how small, is necessary to achieve your dreams. This is a magickal time for you and any creative ventures you partake in. Feel it, trust in it, and learn the power in your own sense of creativity.

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Cancer - Strength

This Summer may require for you to reach deep within your gentle spirit Cancer and pull out your inner warrior! Allow your inner strength to help you continue to move forward and to make positive changes in your life. Never give up and don't look back. Have the heart of a lion even though your voice may quiver and whisper like a lamb. If you're having trouble with this or feel lost, ask your guides, angels, or deity to help you connect deeper to your inner strength.

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Leo - Nine of Wands

You may be on the defensive side this Summer, Leo. It's good to protect what you've built but not to the extent that it is alienating to others. Let them share in the joy of your creations and actions too. Work on strengthening your sense of safety and security this Summer. Perhaps even do a Root Chakra meditation or carrying some crystals like Black Tourmaline or Red Jasper to help you. Don't be so quick to block others out. Open your heart - not everyone is out to get you.

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Virgo - Nine of Cups

Make a wish Virgo! Now is the time to really think about your hopes and dreams. The energy is there for you to attain some (not all) this Summer. Dream and make plans! Believe it and you can achieve it. The good energy you've been sending out into the Universe is on it's way back to you in a BIG way this Summer. Partner with the Universe to help make your Summer dreams come true.

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Libra - King of Swords

Stay focused, determined, calm, cool, and collected this Summer. You're sense of intellect and order may feel stronger than ever Libra. You've already weighed your choices in your decision making. Now is the time to execute and be clear of focus. Try to enhance your sense of foresight this Summer. Look at how your present actions will affect future circumstances. Be unwavering in your desire to check out details and seeing the big picture. Rule with more intellect and with less emotion.

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Scorpio - Nine of Swords

Let go of the worry and anxiety this Summer, Scorpio! Don't allow it to creep into your dreamy mind so that unwarranted fear can run amok! Work on staying grounded and what you can do in the present moment. If all you can do is take a deep breath - that's fine too. Don't panic or allow anxiety to be a paralyzing force for you this Summer! Focus on feeling safe and secure as well as how you can rise above the worry, fear, and stress. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it! Refuse to let unconscious fears keep you from living the life you were meant to!

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Sagittarius - Three of Wands

Now is the time to get out there and travel Sagittarius! See the world, explore! Even if it's just a new park near your home. Maybe start planning that dream vacation or even a small trip to a lake. Go exploring and connect with nature. Be daring, spontaneous, and adventurous this Summer! Look for joy and happiness all around you. You won't be disappointed!

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Capricorn - The Sun

Joy, happiness, and the promise of a new day surround you this Summer, Capricorn. Focus on staying positive and looking for the light in others around you. You are driven, determined, and ready for anything that comes your way - and you'll do it with a smile on your face! Try to bring some of that sunshine to others you come into contact with. A smile  or laugh filled with loving positive energy is contagious!

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Pisces - Seven of Cups

Dreams, deceptions, excess, and restrictions may be a struggle for you this Summer, Pisces. Be careful what you wish for - all that glitters isn't gold. Also know that sometimes what we think we want is not always for our best and highest good. Are there any consequences to your desires or what it takes to get them? What about sacrifices? Be aware of who, where, and what you put your faith and trust into. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, take emotions out of it, and really think about if you want to continue in your current direction. Not everything is for everyone.

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Aquarius - Four of Pentacles

Save your money this Summer, Aquarius! Work hard and build your resources. It is okay to let your hair down and spoil yourself every once in a while. If there is something you need to save for that is coming up in the next few months (I'm really feeling like this is in the Fall), start saving NOW! Also know that you don't need a ton of money to have fun this Summer. There are tons of free or low cost activities you can do! Don't deny yourself of Summer FUN! Remind yourself what you're saving for and the long term benefits and don't beat yourself up too bad if you slip up here and there.

Here's to a Summer full of Sunshine lovelies!

xo Ariel

This blogpost features cards from Lumina Tarot by Lauren Aletta of Inner Hue with artwork by Tegan Swyny of Color Cult, 2015.

Tarotscopes for Spring 2016 | March 20th - June 20th

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Happy Spring beautiful souls! The birds are chirping, flower are springing up all around, animals have come out of hibernation, color has returned to our world! Here are your Tarotscopes for this Spring. I drew these cards while thinking of what energy will be surrounding each sign this Spring - what do we need to be aware of, what will be coming to us, and what we can hope for! There is some very exciting energy abound! xo Ariel

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Aries - Strength

Being made for the pounce does not mean you always have to do so. It may be easier for you to get your points across by walking with gentle pride this Spring. Stay calm and balanced. People may listen more intently to you when they don’t feel intimidated. Ooze with serene confidence and prowess this season Aries! Have the strength and grace of a lion that does not need to use her roar to get her way.

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Taurus - Knight of Wands

You’ll have some rockstar energy buzzing around you this Spring Taurus! Take charge, be bold, daring, and forge ahead - just make sure you watch where you’re going. Don’t rush blindly into anything you are unsure about - whether that be places, situations, or people. Rockstar energy doesn’t have to be a chaotic mess! Channel this drive to make headway on your goals and aspirations. Rock on!

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Gemini - Queen of Cups

You’re encouraged to go with the flow this Spring season Gemini! Your emotions, intuition, and psychic ability may be heightened. A dreamy, loving, and hope filled season for sure. Pay attention to your dreams at this time as well. Try keeping a dream or synchronicity journal and notice any reoccurring patterns or symbols. Just don’t keep your head in the clouds too long! Also, try to be careful not to become too emotional about things - especially that which is out of your control.

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Cancer - Ten of Pentacles

This Spring will be a fruitful time of year for you Cancer. Work, finances, and familial situations should be looking very promising. You will see how your handwork and perseverance has paid off! This will be a time of security and stability. I feel a time of saving money and using it to do some Spring cleaning and fixing up of your home. You will be a very busy bee!

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Leo - Three of Wands

Look out into the horizon and explore all of your glorious options this Spring Leo! See as far as the eye can see! A sense of adventure will awaken in you this season. There are so many new opportunities available to you at this time just waiting to be discovered. Use that fiery passion and energy to fuel your sense of wonder as you forge ahead to make your latest discovery.

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Virgo - Seven of Swords

Keep your wits about you this Spring as some things may have been slipping under your radar Virgo. Don’t allow fear and mistrust to dull your shine! Be honest with yourself and with others as much as possible this Spring. Pay close attention to the intentions of others. Use your intuition and logical thought processes to help you discern who may not have your best interests at heart. Be true to you!

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Libra - The Hierophant

This Spring is calling you to learn something new Libra. It is encouraging you to deepen your knowledge - especially that of a spiritual nature. What new spiritual truths and skills have you been called to develop lately? Been wanting to read up on Shamanism or numerology? Take charge of your studies and your development this season! Some of the new tools you learn may come in handy in the future.

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Scorpio - Queen of Pentacles

A caretaker energy surrounds you this Spring Scorpio. A need for comfort, sensibility, and familiarity - maybe a little rest as well. There will be a lot of time spent making sure the business of your business and that of your home are taken care of this season. Spend as much time in nature and with your family as possible to nurture yourself. As you nurture yourself so also will the things you are working on be nurtured.

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Sagittarius - Ace of Swords

Clear cut decisions are going to be very important for you this Spring. Have a clear head. Keep your focus. Many new ideas may arise to your consciousness this season Sagittarius! Which ones will you grasp a hold of to develop? What direction are they pointing you in? Stay level headed and be aware of your thoughts at this time. Thoughts become things.

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Capricorn - Three of Cups

This spring should be a time of joyful celebration for you Capricorn! A time to reconnect with those you care about in a fun way. The good times will be rolling! I also get the feeling that there will be a lot of jumping around or traveling from place to place. Just make sure you take time out to rejuvenate yourself. You don’t want to burn yourself out with all that carefree fun you’re having - or have too much to catch up on once the party is over.

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Aquarius - Maiden of Wands

Young, wild, and fancy free energy surrounds you this Spring Aquarius. Creative energy will be flowing, burning up your insides, ready to make its way into the world through YOU! How awesome is that? This season would be a great time to start any new creative or artistic endeavors you’ve been pondering. Now is the time to put the passion into practice!

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Pisces - King of Cups

The water energy never stops flowing with you Pisces, and it won’t start this Spring! A calm river that runs deep, you will be cool, calm, and collected - dignified in how you handle emotions and new situations. Patient and methodical with a balance between head and heart. You will be more in touch with your emotions in a nurturing but strong manner. This new insight can deepen your sense of empathy towards others as well as their empathy towards you.

6 Tarot Cards for the Spring Equinox

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  Hello Blossoms and Buttercups! The Spring Equinox is the time when we move out of the dark and welcome back the light. It is a time of balance between light and dark, yin and yang. It is the day when we have both equal hours of light and darkness (this only happens one other time of the year - on the day of the Autumnal Equinox). What a special time this is and a great reminder for us to welcome more balance into our lives as the Wheel of the Year turns yet again. New life is all around us with the rebirth of Spring! I drew these cards to help us embrace the light and dark within ourselves.

1.   Justice

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I can't say enough how synchronistic it was that this was the very first card to fall out while I was shuffling the deck and thinking about this topic. How perfect is that?! Lady Justice weighs her scales. It reminds me of Ma'at (the Egyptian goddess of truth, balance, harmony, and justice) weighing your heart against a feather to see which was lighter. How heavy is your heart? Is it light as a feather or is it weighed down by grief, anger, and disappointment? Are you using your head too much and not listening enough to the beating of your heart? Invite harmony in. Justice reminds us that there will always be good and bad, light and dark, birth and death - for that is the way of the world. When you close your eyes and block out distractions it is easier to find where you need to regain balance in your life and in your body. It is a very delicate act and may need constant attention until you can learn how to do it with your eyes closed. Be careful not to cut out things in your life that need truly need your attention due to fear or a shaky sense of confidence.

2.   The High Priestess

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Our intuition is heightened and any magical workings or manifestations will be enhanced on this equally yoked day of the year. Take some time on the days leading up to the equinox to meditate on where you can gain more balance in your life. As you go about your day, listen to that tiny voice of your Higher Self (not the big booming voice of Ego) and see where s/he says 'you could use some healing time alone with your crystals instead of eating the ice cream because technically this pint of Chunky Monkey and binge watching Netflix won't truly make you feel better deep down.' Or maybe there is a situation that you feel isn't right or you have a hunch that something is up because the energy around it just feels off. Listen to that feeling! The High Priestess reminds us to look at things that deep down we know are unhealthy for us. If we feel confused about  which way to go, she guides us in the darkness by asking us to look within for the answer.  She encourages us to listen to our inner voice and find a self loving alternative. She is also a reminder that all that is in the dark will eventually come to the light.

3.      Seven of Wands

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Sometimes we need to take a break from constant comparison of ourselves to others and the need to be on defense. Appreciate who you are. The differences in our spirits, appearances, opinions, strengths, and weaknesses are what make us unique. If all musical notes were the same, could we still call it music? How boring is a song with just one note? There would be no highs and lows, no melody, no favorite 'break it down now' moment to your favorite song! How boring would that make life? The different frequencies and energies of our souls help the world to change, flow, and create the sweet melodies that we call our lives. Don't always worry about doing or being better than someone else, sometimes you just need to do better than you did yesterday, and other times it is perfectly okay to just be where you're currently at in the musical scale of life - right now, in this moment. You are worthy ALL the time!

4.      Nine of Cups

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Incorporate more happiness and positivity into your daily life! The cold dark nights of winter are over. Allow yourself the hope of Spring and rebirth! You've spent time planting seeds and now it is time to watch them blossom and grow. Wish, hope, dream, fantasize about your desires. By visualizing them and feeling the happiness that comes with those thoughts, it makes it easier to manifest. Think about how during the winter we can't wait for warmer weather. It seems so far away and then it is as if overnight BAM! spring has sprung. There are flowers starting to peak their heads through the dirt, the grass is starting to turn green, and the birds chirp the most beautiful song. Color comes back to the world! This is a reminder that things take time to manifest, to germinate, to grow. Feel the excitement and the anticipation! Even on the darkest days, remember the promise of spring.

5.      Six of Pentacles

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Share! Give and receive. This is about equal energy exchange. Give as much as you're getting. Don't be stingy - pay it forward! Work with others and learn the importance of teamwork, networking, and compromise. There should be a healthy balance between what you are giving and what you are receiving. Don't allow yourself to be taken advantage of. You don't want to burn out or become resentful from constantly giving yourself to others and not refilling your own cup! I also think this speaks to the need for us to have gratitude for what we have as well as giving back to those who give so much to us - even if we don't ask for it! This card is about being a partner and building the resources you have in your relationships. You are a co-creator in your life and with the Universe. Be open to receiving these blessings!

6.      Ten of Swords

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Let go of feelings of loss and betrayal. Realize that from death new life springs forth! Try to think more positively about your past and the things you have gone through. Take the lessons and leave the rest. Don't constantly keep yourself in the turmoil and anguish by reliving the events and holding on to anger. Transmute the pain into forgiveness and freedom. You can reach new heights of clarity and understanding by accepting the hurtful situations you've been through. Use them as stepping stones to help you realize what you want to bring more of into your life. You can rise above the pain, sorrow, and mental anguish of past hurts. Spring reminds us a new day is dawning for all those who weep!

  Embrace - Connected + Free

The main theme for us this Spring is to Embrace - change, love, balance, rebirth, and new beginnings. Embrace the healing that can come to our soul this time of year. Embrace  the spirit renewal, revival, and rejuvenation that comes with Spring. It is easier to welcome the lively, loving, peaceful, and awe inspiring beauty of Spring when we embrace all the change that comes with it. If we resist, it will be harder for this energy to touch our spirits. Wakeup, hear the birds chirp, and allow the comforting dewy light of this season to enfold you. Embrace positivity and allow it to embrace you.

  Stay gorgeous lovely one! xo Ariel

 

Featuring the Lumina Tarot and the Connected & Free Oracle