Really. How are you?
It’s been a year since the tumult of Covid began. That simple question carries more sincerity and weight than it did before. Consider just that factor.
When we ask this once flippant question, we expect a more real answer these days than the default of, “Fine. You?”
We want to know. There is a beauty in that shift, despite the challenges that got us here.
Me? I find that some weeks I am grateful to simply be present with my uncomfortable feelings and relieved to find a TV show that cheers me up (Hint: Ted Lasso).
This week though, I am reveling in the opportunity to slow down and focus on building this business that lets me share a gift I deem precious.
If you’d like something to lift you up right now that also celebrates these efforts, join us for a FREE Tarot Practice TONIGHT February 25th, Thursday, from 7pm – 8:15pm PST. All levels welcome! Come explore!
Watch this week’s YouTube that dives into a collective reading to consider where we have been and how we can best approach this, hopefully final, phase of this long-term and worldwide event.
Check out my chat with Dating Coach Heidi where I offer a short reading and insights into the cards that come up the most in relationship readings.
I enjoyed it so much, that I’ll expand on the concepts in my next YouTube and she and I will meet again to talk Tarot Court at 11:30am PST next Wednesday, March 3rd on Instagram @heidibcoaching. Join us!
Wherever you are at in all this, I hope you will reach out to me for a reading. Readings and Lessons can give you powerful guidance in this odd era we are experiencing. Remember, we are all in this together.
Thank you for all that you do to manage the chaos to the best of your ability. Keep it up. We’re almost through it.
Love and Support,
It took me years to say that sentence with confidence. I used to question and cringe as to whether I was worthy of such a description.
Although I may not yet have reached my full goal in that statement, I have now come own that 4 word combo with ease and certainty.
The words we say matter, and we define ourselves by any description that follows the simple words, “I Am“.
What words do you use after that pronoun and ‘be’ verb?
Think about it. Because this matters. Our hearts and minds are listening.
This week, simply notice what spills from your voice whenever you speak those two words first, “I am“.
Notice if you would like to say different adjectives and adverbs and nouns afterward.
Notice what descriptions you aspire to, and what it would take to feel worthy of that in your own mind.
Consider saying any desired self-descriptors that currently intimidate you like a mantra until they come with grace and confidence. Journal about them and feel free to share your observations with me.
What is it that you need to hear your voice reflect back to you?
I am wise.
I am kind.
I am growing beautifully.
Self Care is sexy.
So scroll on to treat yourself to a free reading about how to best self-nurture from a word oracle deck. Or check out my YouTube flip through of a rare out-of-print Words of Truth Oracle deck.
If you desire to speak and listen to new friends in community, join us for a FREE Tarot Practice Night! February 25th, Thursday, from 7pm – 8:15pm PST.
Want some further guidance on how to become aligned with your best self?
Craving a sense of how to read cards yourself, whether a word oracle or a traditional Tarot deck?
Reach out to me for a reading or a lesson!
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Thank you for all that you do to be lovingly conscious of your words and for defining yourself with kindness.
Free reading on how to self-nurture this week. Consider your own insights as well.
Deck: The Sovereign Oracle by Theresa Pridemore
This reading makes a lot of sense for Mercury Retrograde, ending this weekend. (Note: last chance to get 10% off with code RETRO2021)
A lot has been rescheduled this month. Rather than fight it, see it as a benefit to go with the flow and focus on what that makes room for more of in your life. Rather than just driving forward through the plan changes, have some quiet moments to assess what is the best path forward. What steps really offer quality value?
Now is not the time to be on reflex mode toward the default answers. Let yourself adjust your navigation so that you can be more clear in why you’re doing the tasks you decide to accomplish. Consider how you can make sure that the plan includes downtime in the future, so you can pause on occasion to reassess your priorities.
Ask yourself, what rejuvenates you? You’re able to recharge your cell phone regularly enough. How can you be sure to do the same for yourself in the ways you most need?
Words on the cards:
1. What you need most now
Reschedule: It doesn’t need to happen when you planned it to. Something else may conflict. Check your timing. Renegotiate a deadline.📆
2. Do this to make it easier
Steep: think about it a while. Make a cup of tea. Take a hot bath. 🛀
3. Cultivate this over time
Replenish: go somewhere that gives your Spirit, mind, and body energy. Some part of you is calling out for rejuvenation. Listen. Take time to recharge. 💫
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Happy Valentine’s! While this day is associated with romantic love, I hope we can each revel in the many ways we both receive and give love to all those around us.
I see reading Tarot as an act of love and service. I am grateful for each person who spends time with me in this realm. So, from my heart, thank you for being with me in this journey.
Today, consider some small gesture of love you have experienced from a stranger. Focus on the glow you feel within when you offer such consideration. That love is yours.
Ponder on a challenging relationship you have worked with through the years. Think of all the ways we choose to stay the course toward connection.
For the lighter side of love, get a kick out of all the unique ways we express ourselves intimately with this week’s YouTube that dives into the archetypes of sexy in the Court Cards.
Scroll on to the Instagram post below to treat yourself to a free reading, centered on any aspect of Love in your life right now.
If you desire lovely community experiences, join us for a FREE Tarot Practice Night! February 25th, Thursday, from 7pm – 8:15pm PST.
Want to know what’s going on with your relationships? Seeking some guidance of how to achieve your heart’s desires?
Reach out to me for a reading!
Use RETRO2021 for a 10% off discount code for Mercury Retrograde Readings and Lessons.
Thank you for all that you do to express your own love in this life to others and to yourself.
We often talk about getting centered. But what does that mean to you?
Take a moment right now to close your eyes and take a slow inhale and exhale. Do you feel your breath in your physical center? Can you bring it all the way down to your belly? What does it feel like? Can you relax into it?
What does a centered mind mean to you?
When our thoughts are serving up only black and white thinking, extreme right and wrongs, there is nuance missing. This gray zone is where most things land, and you can choose to access it.
This week, when you have a strong critique of yourself or someone else, pause. Ask where this can be softened, and welcome curiosity in.
What does it mean to be heart-centered?
Feel your emotional heart for a moment. Rather than name the emotions there, pause the categorization game. Can you simply feel what is naturally flowing there, and observe how it fluctuates?
This full moon week, sense where you can better align with your core heart, mind, and spirit. Inquire into your own mind around these questions and see how the Tarot can deepen your own answers.
This week, my YouTube on When and Where helps you use the Tarot as a tool to get clarity on how to direct yourself toward your goals.
Then, I offer a free reading around how you can better tap into your own center this week.
As always, it’s best to get your own personal long-form reading, and the blessing of Mercury Retrograde brings with it my traditional 10% off special with the code RETRO2021.
I hope you can give yourself space to spend time with your own centered being this week.
It seems some days we are juggling while standing with one foot on a ball.
We are (hopefully) making time to care for our own body, mind, and spirit while also serving the needs of our families and friends and community. We need to give ourselves a break sometimes from managing it all simultaneously.
The Tarot gets it. And that’s why the theme of Balance is one of the most predominant in the Major Arcana. The cards attempt to touch on all the different ways we try. Each archetype gives us tips of how to tether in the details when we feel as though me might lose our grip.
This week, take a moment to acknowledge your own efforts as you consider the various ways we can balance our lives through the lens of the Tarot. Regard your choices to be uncomfortable when you push forward into unknown territories. Honor your impressive trapeze act when you dance through the air in all the requirements of modern life. Consider who is catching you and give them some words of gratitude.
Learn the cards to gift yourself insights into these myriad archetypes.
Play is important. Time spent listening to your higher self is important.
What if we can combine those two needs in one place?
As a professional Educator, I know that we learn best when we play together.
As a Tarot Reader, I know that Listening to your Intuition enhances your ability to support your wider community.
Connection is also important. Spend some quality time with a friend from afar through a joyful shared experience this month.
We are days away from starting the annual Art of Reading Tarot Course
Get connected with other readers as we dive into a playful game of learning and listening inward.
New Years Eve is a time for reflection, and this year has offered us so much to think about.
Most of us are tentative to chant our usual high expectations of the year to come.
In lieu of that, we can all give ourselves a pat on the back for what we have managed to accomplish or overcome this past year.
Get out a pen and paper, and ask yourself:
– How have a I grown in the challenges of 2020?
– How am I proud of myself today?
– What do I value more now than I did a year ago?
– What do I want to focus on in the year ahead to honor these values?
Then, consider your direct community who you interface with.
Answer these questions:
– Who has impressed me with their strength this year?
– What attributes did they show that I was honored to witness?
– What have I learned from them?
– How am I inspired by their behavior?
Perhaps take a moment to share this reflection with this person via a card, email, text, phone call, or even a social media call out of praise.
We all benefit from building each other up. I would also love to read your answers if you email me them.
A key focus I intend is to keep observing this life through the lens of magic and tarot. When we access the bigger picture through divination, these shadowy times become illuminated.
We can see the archetypes that play out through all of history, and our roles we can choose to play to be fully engaged in our own lives and communities. The tarot adds curiosity to my days that lightens my fears and emboldens my choices.
I would love for you to join me in an exploration of the tarot this January with my online classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm to 8:30pm, Jan. 12th – 28th.
You will learn techniques to access your inherent wealth of knowledge about the cards, and enhance your life with more wisdom through 2021 and beyond.
For a taste test of my online classes, you can also enjoy a 1.5 hour workshop where we expand our Clairvoyant Skills together.
Scroll below for a Free Reading to reflect on 2020 and consider how to thrive in 2021.
I hope you have a beautiful and safe holiday.
Philip Pullman clearly loves divination and plays with classic archetypes in his fabulous trilogies of His Dark Materials and the Book of Dust. Zoë and Jenna discuss his characters in these through the lens of Tarot Archetypes. Please post in the comments your own thoughts and opinions, even if you disagree with us!
Spoiler Alert: Zoë shares a *few* details about things that happen in the Book of Dust volumes 1 & 2. She does not give away anything too serious, but just in case you’re reading those.
If you want to dive deeper into accessing archetypes within yourself and the stories you read, Join my online Art of Reading Tarot class in January to learn to design your own rituals by using the Tarot.