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New Moon in Taurus || Manifestation Affirmations for Each of the 12 Zodiac Signs

I love the New Moon in Taurus! It is so lush, sensual, and luxurious. Good food, good wine, great movies, and a warm bed with satin sheets. If you're Venusian in nature, then this energy should make you feel right at home.

This New Moon energy is also great for manifesting! Plant your seed and the New Moon in Taurus on May 15th will make sure it's roots grow deep. Although it won't sprout overnight, it will be well nurtured and cared for under this energy. Any workings around love, money, and beauty will be extremely potent at this time. Take advantage of it!

Here are your New Moon in Taurus Manifestation Affirmations to help you do just that. There is mini tarot reading, affirmation, crystal, and power color for each of the 12 zodiac signs. Be sure to read your Moon and Ascendant signs as well for a more well rounded working! 

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Aries

Energy: Five of Wands
Be mindful not to get caught in the trap of competitive attitudes and comparisons. This New Moon, create an opportunity to recognize that your individuality is of benefit to the collective. 

Affirmation: "I am a part of the whole and the whole is a part of me."
Crystal: Thulite
Your Power Color: Baby Pink

 

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Taurus

Energy: Six of Wands
You have definitely made it through some tough trials and tribulations since your last trip around the Sun, Taurus. Take advantage of the New Moon in your sign to celebrate your victories and to manifest a continued rise to the occasion.
Affirmation: "When I ground into my reality I rise above normality." 
Crystal: Tree Agate
Your Power Color: Chocolate 

 

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Gemini

Energy: The Magician
Take your raw will and refine it with grace and poise. This New Moon in Taurus is about softening and smoothing the energy surrounding your life and any manifesting that you’ve been up to. The stage has already been set. All the actors are in place. Now it is time to direct - with grace of course. In a sense it's back to the drawing board however, it is only to refinish, not reconstruct.
Affirmation: "I walk and speak with the grace of a butterfly all the days of my life."
Crystal: Scolecite
Your Power Color: Cream 

 

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Cancer

Energy: Six of Swords
This New Moon in Taurus is about learning to go with the flow and embracing the energy of transition. Flexibility is key here.  Stop clawing for the shore and allow the waves to carry you for a while. Movement is freedom. Trust.
Affirmation: "When I am in my flow, I am unstoppable.”
Crystal: Aquamarine
Your Power Color: Cerulean 

 

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Leo

Energy: Five of Cups
This New Moon in Taurus is a tough one for you Leo. You may feel like you’re losing your grip. Your zest for life gone as you try to process the heavy emotions or situations around you. Grieve if you need - just know that your life isn’t over. Cry to release, but do not play the attention seeking victim. 
Affirmation: "Getting authentically in touch with my emotions is the framework from which my life is born." 
Crystal: Honey Calcite
Your Power Color: Honey 

 

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Virgo

Energy: Wheel of Fortune
Luck is on your side this New Moon in Taurus! If you can envision it, you can be it. Of course there will be some ground work involved, but now is the time to DREAM BIG. Do some visualization work with your Third Eye and watch the magic happen!
Affirmation: "I alone control the vision of my future."
Crystal: Iolite
Your Power Color: Ultra Violet

 

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Libra

Energy: Nine of Cups
What do you wish to explore and discover? What do you wish for your life? The Nine of Cups is a great omen from the New Moon in Taurus that pretty much says, “Your wish is my command!” Better get to wishing. Don’t forget to solidify this energy with the groundedness of the Moon in Taurus. 
Affirmation: "I make time to explore the deepest caverns of my soul."
Crystal: Merlinite
Your Power Color: Jungle Green

 

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Scorpio

Energy: Three of Wands
Have you become bored or jaded Scorpio? It’s time for you to explore new horizons this New Moon in Taurus. What new dawn awaits? What ships are coming ashore? Many roads are open to you - which path do you choose? Be open to new experiences. Explore the treasure buried within! 
Affirmation: "By keeping my heart open to curiosity, shall open its heart unto me."
Crystal: Orange Calcite
Your Power Color: Tangerine

 

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Sagittarius

Energy: Five of Pentacles
Have you been worried about money lately Sagittarius? Feeling alone or left out in the cold? How can you develop an attitude of abundance this New Moon in Taurus? Having fun is about the people you're with, not the activity you're doing. Find comfort in laughter and good times with friends doing something low key. Call up the gang, turn on Netflix, pop some popcorn, and chill. 
Affirmation: "I can find amusement and comfort even in the most intense and dramatic situations." 
Crystal: Lemon Quartz
Your Power Color: Neon Yellow

 

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Capricorn

Energy: Temperance
It’s important to be well rounded Capricorn. Don’t become so focused on completing your work that you miss any red flags or opportunities along the way. How can you become more in tune with your senses this New Moon in Taurus to help you take things up a notch in your career and your healing? How can you take something that you once thought to be a failure and turn it into something grand? 
Affirmation: "My keen eyes and sharp instincts take my work to the next level."
Crystal: Shark's Tooth (not really a crystal)
Your Power Color: Steel Grey

 

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Aquarius

Energy: King of Swords
Get out the big scissors! You have been carefully and quietly observing the landscape for quite a while now and you can see where some branches need to be pruned Aquarius. Power of intellect, clarity of mind, and communication is also available to you this New Moon in Taurus. You see what’s up! Use this to help you tie up any loose ends and cut any toxic cords. 
Affirmation: "I welcome all the old and dead things to fall away so that new life may take form and shape."
Crystal: Labradorite
Your Power Color: Iridescent Blue

 

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Pisces

Energy: Knight of Cups
Loving and flirtatious energy surrounds you this New Moon in Taurus sweet and dreamy Pisces. Be patient with any new suitors. If you’re looking for love, this moon is on your side! If you can, do some self healing work surrounding your past relationships and what you feel you deserve in your next one. If you’re already booed up, you and your lover may be extra affectionate this New Moon. 
Affirmation: "By having patience with myself and my process, I allow my love and healing magic to unfold naturally." 
Crystal: Kunzite
Your Power Color: Periwinkle

 

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XO Ariel

 

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Winter Tarotscopes 2016 | December 21st 2016 to March 19th 2017

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Here they are - your Winter Tarotscopes and the final tarotscopes of 2016! Curl up by the fire with your latte or hot cocoa and see what energy your zodiac sign will be working with from this December to March of 2017!

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What is a Tarotscope? A Tarotscope is like a horoscope for your zodiac sign, only it uses tarot cards. Make sure to read the Tarotscope for your Moon and Rising Signs in addition to your Sun sign to get a more complete picture of the energy you may be working with this season and as we head into the new year! For the Tarotscopes this Winter, I will be using The Wild Unknown Tarot by Kim Krans (first edition). What’s the vibe surrounding your sign this Winter?

If you’d like to get a Wonderful reading with me this Winter, please visit the Maven Unmasked Etsy Shop

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Have a Winter full of Whimsy and Wonder lovelies!

Happy Holidays,

xo Ariel

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Aries | 6 of Cups

This season will be all about reconnecting with your inner child and learning from your childhood. Honor what once was. Your sense of nostalgia may be heightened this Winter. Do you see how different events and experiences in your life have all been connected thus nurturing you into the person you are today - for better or for worse. Is there any childhood healing that needs to take place? Look back at your younger years. See how you have grown and matured. What is different and what has stayed the same?

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Taurus | 2 of Wands

The longer you wait to make a decision, the less choice you have Taurus. This Winter will be spent in contemplation and looking for new options to explore. Do both options bring you to the same end point or do their paths cross for a moment and then keep on going? Evaluate your motivations. Balance will be an important factor this season as well. How will your choices impact the sense of balance in all areas of your life?

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Gemini | Mother of Cups

Spend your Winter reaching out to others, healing, and sharing the love! This season is all about being the best nurturer you can be - to yourself and others too. You may be feeling a bit lovey-dovey, extra feminine, and all squishy on the inside which may make you a bit uncomfortable Gemini, but it is totally okay! Share all of that extra love and joy you feel within you to others that could use some.

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Cancer | The Emperor

Discipline, discipline, discipline is the name of the game for you this Winter, Cancer. Bring in the reigns - it's time to tighten up ship! This is a period of taking care of business to build a strong foundation for yourself, which I feel will come in handy as we roll into 2017. Create a to-do list and crack down on some of those responsibilities. This will be an important period of development and independence for you.

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Leo | Daughter of Swords

This Winter will really be about expanding on new ideas, Leo! Get clear on your goals - don't be afraid if you have to put some of them on the back burner for now. This season will be spent learning what works for you. Communicating in new ways and learning new things. Have you been thinking of taking up a new course of study or enrolling in a new class? Now may be the prime time for you to do so!

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Virgo | Death

Transformation, change, and rebirth will be a HUGE theme for you this Winter, Virgo! Embrace it. Shed your old skin. Let go of old beliefs. Release that which no longer serves you. You may find yourself changing jobs, finding friends who resonate with you on a soul level (and leaving behind those who do not), or perhaps even leaving a toxic relationship. Know that this period, while not easy, will definitely be beneficial in the growth and development of who you are as a soul! This is a powerful time for you.

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Libra | 5 of Cups

Try not to wallow in grief, despair, or loss this season. Winter will ask you to bring out your inner strength to help you heal from your grief. This is the time to focus on what you have - not what you're lacking. Do not hang your head in shame! Try to find ways to renew your confidence. You can bring a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Only YOU can renew your sense of joy and passion for life! How do you tap into that energy?  *Tip - Take extra salt baths this month to help keep your energy clear and fresh as you go through this trying time.

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Scorpio | Son of Swords

Winter will bring to you increased communication. Be mindful to think before you speak - especially in the first few weeks of Winter while Mercury is going retrograde (December 19th 2016 - January 8th 2017). Pay attention to how you communicate with others. What do you say and what do you wish you would say? There will be lots of ideas for you to share with the world. Deepen your knowledge of an existing subject of interest. This season will be a time of enhanced focus for you analytically and intellectually.

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Sagittarius | 8 of Pentacles

Work, work, work is the name of the game for you this Winter, driven Sagittarius. Build and stack your resources. Put in as much work and effort as possible. Now is the time to really hunker down and put your nose to the grindstone with any goals you have. This is an extremely productive period for you where you can get a lot accomplished. This also feels like a great time of building your sense of abundance and prosperity by working towards your aspirations.

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Capricorn | 5 of Pentacles

Work on clearing up poverty mindset this Winter, Capricorn. Know that you're not alone and that you truly have all you need to survive. Work on taking better care of your physical body this season. Drink more water. Eat healthier foods. Make sure you spend enough time out in the sun - even if it's a bit chilly outside. Gather with those who love and support you. Don't isolate yourself this Winter. Rejoice in the sunshine with your friends and be grateful for the many blessings in your life, even if it is hard to see them right now.

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Aquarius | 4 of Cups

You may feel a little bored, apathetic,  or impatient this season, as it may seem you've hit a bit of a plateau. Be mindful to keep your ego or sense of entitlement in control this Winter.  What has left you so unsatisfied? What can you do to revamp your spark Aquarius? Don't isolate yourself in the darkness of your room. Open the blinds and let the sunshine in!  Don't bask in lower vibrational ways of thinking. Keep your eyes to the light as you face the darkness.

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Pisces | 3 of Swords

What has broken your heart my dear sweet Pisces? What didn't work out the way you planned? As an idealist, this may have shaken you to your core emotionally. Constantly thinking of this issue, it's got you bound tightly in it's grip, replaying the incident over and over. Are you communicating your displeasure? How can you express these feelings in a healthy way that is more geared toward healing? Focus on regaining your sense of safety and security this Winter. Don't be afraid if it is time to cut some cords - in the end, it may bring more clarity to the situation.

8 Tarot Cards for Samhain, The Magick of All Hallows Eve

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As Samhain draws ever near, I think more of the blessings it brings to us - the wisdom, the challenges, the mystery. The thinner the veil gets, the ever more present and stronger these vibrations become. I can definitely feel the chill of spirit all around me - don't you?! Let's talk about the energy of Samhain and all of her majesty!

If you're interested in learning about my views on ouija boards, dream visitations, spiritual protection, transformation, change, new moon intention setting, and more, watch my Samhain/Halloween + New Moon in Scorpio Tarot + Oracle Readings YouTube Video where I shuffle some of my favorite spooky decks and see what my cards and guides have to say to us this Halloween + New Moon. It was definitely a ton of fun!  Just click the link to view. Also be sure to read the blog post Honoring your Ancestors Beyond just Samhain for some great tips on connecting with your loved ones in spirit on Samhain or any day of the year!

Here are some of my favorite Tarot cards to help us connect with the magical vibes of All Hallows Eve.

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The High Priestess + The Magician

Secrets. Mystery. Heightened intuition. Increased psychic ability. This is what the High Priestess brings to us on Samhain! The veil is between the worlds is thin, which is great for divination and tapping in to the unknown. Listen to and trust your intuition at this time as you will be more in tune with the energy of things around you. The Magician says spell work or any other witchy woo thing you do will be extremely powerful at this time, especially with your intuition a flame from the energy and esoteric wisdom the High Priestess brings to us. Manifestation abilities are at one of the highest points they will be at all year, especially since the New Moon on October 30th (2016) gives us an extra boost of manifesting power! What is your intention? What do you wish to create? Where is your will daring you to go? The Magician says 'Do it! Make it yours!'

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Death + Six of Ghosts

Transformation. Rebirth. Change. Spirit Communication. Childhood Memories. As Samhain falls under the sign of Scorpio, we are getting a double dose of the need for transformation, evolution, and change. Why do you have to put on a costume to feel safe enough to allow hidden parts of yourself to shine through? Take off your mask! An air of rebirth is all around. Allow old skin to shed away. With change comes growth! Death and the Six of Ghosts remind us to connect with our loved ones in Spirit. Can't you feel their presence around you more clearly now? As the veil gets thinner, it becomes easier for us to communicate with and sense the presence of those on the other side. Honor them during this season. Reminisce on what you did together when they were alive and the type of person they were. Commune with the dead. Perhaps visit their final resting place and leave flowers on their headstone. Send them your love as you light a candle for their soul. All Hallows Eve is a time of remembrance of our loved ones who have passed on. It is also a time of nostalgia whether that be through memories of time shared with those who have died or through letting our inner child come out to play for a night.

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The Hanged Man + The Hierophant

Pause. Let go. Surrender your fear. The Hanged Man asks for trust and faith. He asks for patience and for a change of perspective. Combined with The Hierophant, we are asked at this time of year to dig deep and search for our spiritual truths. What do you hold most sacred? What does your ancient soul tell you? Let go of conformity. Move on from fear. Surrender to Spirit in full trust. Feel the magick of your soul and its immortal truth. What wisdom does it have to share? Evaluate your beliefs and if some of them start to unravel, let them fall away.

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Three of Ghosts + Judgment

Reflection. Togetherness. Facing the darkness of your soul. Samhain is a great time for celebration - get festive! Decorate with gourds, drink some tart apple cider, and bake that pumpkin pie! It is also the perfect time of year for shadow work and the rediscovery your power. By reflecting on past errors, celebrating past wins, and learning lessons from each, you can begin to take back your power as you face the shadow within. By facing our fears and the uncharted darker parts of ourselves, we make way for a deeper connection with and integration of our soul. We learn to rise again in the face of adversity. Just as if you were trying to make your way through a pretty terrifying haunted house, the only way out is to keep moving forward! It is also a time to commune with your ancestors and loved ones in the living and in spirit. The energy is perfect for a 'mini life review' with your spirit guides!

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Stay spooky witches. Samhain Blessings!

xo Ariel

Fall Tarotscopes 2016 | September 22nd to December 20th 2016

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Give me ALL the Fall! Crisp air, pumpkins, hot chocolate, Halloween (Samhain), colorfully crunchy leaves, sweaters, silky scarves, and the season of gratitude - these are all reasons I LOVE Autumn! Can't you feel the magick in the air? As the leaves change and fall, I offer you these Tarotscopes for the warm and inviting months ahead. So curl up by the fire with your pumpkin spice latte and enjoy!  

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What's the vibe surrounding your sign this Fall? Make sure to read the Tarotscope for your Moon and Rising Signs in addition to your Sun sign to get a more complete picture of the energy you may be working with this Autumn! For the Tarotscopes this season, I will be using the Tarot Apokalypsis (Lo Scarabeo) and as a BONUS treat (because this is my favorite season) I have decided to add an additional oracle card for each sign from The Halloween Oracle (Blue Angel Publishing). YAY!

If you'd like to get a Fantastic reading with me this Fall, please visit my Etsy Shop

Have an Autumn full of Awesome lovelies!

xo Ariel

Aries | 4 of Cups + Invisibility

Authenticity...

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Have you become bored Aries? Are you struggling to find your way to stand out in a crowd? The best way to do that is to be authentic. Just be you! Don't worry about being seen by others this season. Find security in yourself. Are you doing something because you feel obligated but not because your heart and soul is in it? What do you truly want to do? When we do things out of a sense of obligation, we can lose steam easily. Focus on bringing more authentic expression to your life. Your life can't possibly be boring when you focus on expressing how you feel in all the true colors of who you are instead of repressing it.

 

Taurus | 7 of Pentacles + Jack O'Lantern

Protection...

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You reap what you sow Taurus. It is time to evaluate past actions and whether they have bared fruit. Is there anything worth saving? Anything worth building on? Don't compare your progress to others - your harvest is your own. Protect your assets and investments this month. Also know that you are loved and protected. Don't allow worries, fears, doubts, or thoughts of not being good enough to creep in. Work with black tourmaline, obsidian, or black kyanite for an extra boost of protective energy when you feel that you need it this season.

 

Gemini | 6 of Swords Reversed + Joy

Rejoicing in the present...

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This Fall, there seems to be a knowledge of the need to move on but you may outwardly be standing still Gemini. The transition is happening within. Instead of worrying about if you are in the right place or moving towards the future, focus on living in the present. By living in the present this season, it will help you to re-evaluate what is of importance in your life. Take time to breathe. By taking a step back and focusing on joy, you may find the answer that you have been looking for.

 

Cancer | The Empress + Skull of Darkness

Blind spots...

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Send love to yourself this Autumn, Cancer! Send love to others as well. This season is a time of nurturance. It is also a season to see where you may be missing some loving thoughts and actions in your life. Are you receiving the love that you wish to receive? Are you giving the love you wish to give? And in all that giving and receiving of love, make sure to dole out some of that to yourself as well. Spoon it in with daily affirmations and replacing lower vibrational thoughts with higher ones. Where would you like more love, tenderness, and guidance in your life? How can you give that to yourself?

 

Leo | Justice + Skull of Flowers

Creating through the ashes...

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Justice comes to play for you this season Leo. Whether things work out the way you expect them to or not, be mindful that you can overcome. You can rebuild. New things are waiting to be planted now that lady justice has leveled her scales. The playing field is even now - even if you have to start from scratch. This energy is prime for rebirth and renewal. Like the scorched earth of the forest after a fire, new life will eventually sprout.

 

Virgo | 8 of Wands + Graveyard

Unnecessary fear...

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Go! Onward, Virgo! Leap forward, take the step. All the 'what-ifs', and 'I don't knows' are unnecessary fears. Energy and time will be moving quickly for you this Autumn. Don't waste it feeding and feeling trepidation. Things may be whirling around you so much and happening so quickly that your head is spinning. It may cause you to want to stay in place, frozen in fear. Learn to work with this energy to your advantage. You can get a lot accomplished this season if you stay organized, focused, and believe in yourself.

 

Libra | Queen of Wands + Trick or Treat

Mischief and play...

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Don't be afraid to let your hair down and have a little fun this Autumn, Libra! It's okay to have a little fun, but remember your responsibilities. Otherwise, the treat might turn into a trick! It's like going out on Halloween night, making sure your costume is top notch, strutting your stuff from house to house to ensure you get the most candy, and then going home and binging on it. Don't do it! It may be fun now, but you'll be sick in the morning. Try to keep your impulses in check. Everything in moderation. You don't want overindulgence to steal your shine this season.

 

Scorpio | 2 of Cups Reversed + Skull of Light

Illumination...

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It looks like we may be shining a light on our relationship dynamics this season Scorpio. What is just not working in your relationships? Is there a communication issue? Is one of you more emotional or 'in tune' while the other is more logical and out of touch with their feelings? This Autumn will be a time of trying to balance relationships - especially those of great importance to us. There will also be realizations this season as to whether things may be reconcilable or not. This may be a sensitive time for you, so make sure to take good care of yourself. Focus on what is for the best and highest good of all involved.

 

Sagittarius | The Wheel Reversed + Eternal Love

Love is love is love and it transcends physical death...

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As the wheel of the year turns again, the seasons change, the leaves fall away. This Fall will have a huge focus on love - love lost, love found, love that has changed shape. As the veil thins, you may be more aware of your loved ones in spirit surrounding and extending their love to you. Know that all things have a cycle. Things may be last for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Energy never dies, it is simply transformed. Give thanks and gratitude this Autumn for the loving presences in your life - your parents, children, spouse, friends, fur babies, loved ones in spirit, even the woman who always smiles and waves when you pass her on the street.

 

Capricorn | 6 of Pentacles + Barmbrack

Sweetness and synergy...

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Weigh your options carefully Capricorn. Allow for an even exchange of energy to take place. You are creating the alchemy of your life. Your life is a recipe! Would you like to add more love? How about more honesty? Do you feel called to be more generous? You are the chef! How can you work with others more this Fall? How can you share your resources and bring more positivity to those around you? Open up more space for giving and sharing in your life this Autumn. You could even volunteer in a food drive or donate your time to a homeless shelter! Doing these things make you feel good and they also help to balance energy.

 

Aquarius | The Tower + Zombie

Control...

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Release the need for control this season Aquarius. That may feel hard to do right now, especially if you feel that things are out of control or crumbling around you. Don't allow situations that are out of your control to change who you are and make you feel like less of yourself! Sometimes when we feel that we can't get bearings on a situation, it is easier to shut down or find an escape than to accept the situation for what it is. We can't micromanage everything. Occasionally, the Universe likes to shake us up to wake us up! To teach us how to be more in the flow. This Autumn, be more accepting of change and less rigid.

 

Pisces | Death + Forgiveness

Reducing burden...

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It seems like there will be some healing energy surrounding you this Autumn, Pisces. Transforming and changing the way you look at others, situations from the past, and your roles in them. Stripping away what is no longer you. In finding forgiveness for ourself and for others, we free ourselves from carrying the burdens of guilt, grief, anger, resentment, ego, fear, and so much more. These things only weigh us down on our journey. When we find forgiveness, true forgiveness, we can finally release and begin to heal more deeply than ever before.