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Your December Wisdom Scopes

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FUN, JOY AND LAUGHTER – We all need a little more of that in our lives right now. Happy news: we are utterly capable of creating it and leaning on each other to bring that light right in. Together we glow. In the midst of all this change and growth, remember that being light – in all ways – is available to us. Instead of obsessing, choose to set your pet issue aside on an imaginary shelf and go do something else for 15 minutes. It’s also a great time to lay old grievances aside by keeping the bigger picture in mind. Do they really need to follow you into 2017? Your ghosts need a rest.

What I know for sure is that we need each other now more than ever. Separation is not the answer. Even when you choose to detach or walk away, be aware of any emotional charge still left in the situation and resolve to look at it whenever you’re ready to do so. We all need a clean slate to do our best work for ourselves and for the collective. As the brave ones forging into this wild, wild world of ours, letting go of unnecessary baggage continues to be an essential skill for us all.

ARIES

Fool

I don’t think there could be a more perfect card for you this month, dear Aries. The world needs your fiery gusto for life right now. November saw you scrubbing off many of your long-held illusions, many vestiges of a done-and-dusted cycle falling away. Now you are brand new: you are freer than you’ve ever been! Know that any limitations you still hold in your mind are simply shadows of the past and in no way indicative of the future. It’s an ALL CLEAR for you when it comes to pursuing your dreams. You’re beginning a brand new cycle and it’s important to take a deep breath, RECOGNIZE THIS FACT, before you set off once again. Curiosity and open-mindedness will take you far. Keep your expectations low and your spirits high. Set the intention to follow this adventure with as little baggage as you can possibly bring with you.

TAURUS

Sun

If things have been feeling a little dark and twisty for you, December is going to bring much light to your life. “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants”, said Justice Louis D. Brandeis, and he is very right. What this means is that everything that has been bothering you, be relentless in laying them all out and shining the light of your consciousness on them. Simply by allowing yourself to recognize them will allow them to be metabolized and changed – even long held, seemingly impossible problems will simply melt away. Miraculous? Maybe. Some things don’t have to be analyzed or intellectually figured out in order for them to be solved. Allow your a-ha moments to come to you as a sense of peace, or simply a feeling of ‘it’s all okay’. Accept it without questioning it. It’s a much needed feeling of grace you will need to carry you through – a beautiful attitude that will serve you well in days to come. Know that the tides are turning in your favour as long as you keep moving towards the light. The good in your life are there for you: you do not need to do anything special to earn or keep them.

GEMINI

Son of Swords

Who do you turn to for getting your needs met? No amount of prodding or pushing at others will get them to respond to you PERFECTLY. They will respond to you in the way they know how, with their own ideas of care, concern and love. You’re really growing as a person and some part of you recognizes this, and instead of asking other people to step up and meet your changing needs, it’s important to first do this for yourself. This entire year has been a flowering of sorts for you, an expansion of your personality. December sees a culmination of this growth. Do a review of the attitudes and expectations you have in general, and especially regarding relationships. It’s hard to answer these questions all at once, but know that every time you try to make a demand of someone who just can’t seem to meet them, turn back to yourself and ask, what need am I trying to fulfil right now? To feel heard? To be wanted? Check in with your emotions and see how you can fill your cup before turning to others. This is a sweet way of treating yourself with compassion, and celebrating your growth.

CANCER

Magician

Dear Cancer, I hope that you are able to see that you’ve been the Magician ALL ALONG. Just that there are often so many voices within you pulling you off in four different directions all the time! Each time you go off on that rollercoaster ride, you find yourself somewhere back at the beginning, arriving at the same place you started off on. And that is okay. Because each time that happens, you have gathered more evidence of how on point your intuition was right from the start, and you’ll learn to trust yourself quicker and more deeply each time. We all need to do this in order to truly remember. This month, infuse your hard won wisdom and emotional truths into the work you do. Stand by them. Even if this means standing out or standing alone for a bit! You are here to represent often easy-to-ignore, easy-to-neglect parts of life and that’s not always easy.

LEO

Father of Cups

I think it’s safe to say that you’ve felt basically every single emotion available to us as human beings just this year alone. Heck, just November alone. And if you’ve paid attention, you’ve probably realized just how fleeting most of them are. The ones that truly made any lasting impact were the emotions that were paired with a sustained plan of action. This month, you’re ready to put your money where your mouth (and your heart and your mind) are and get going with the things that truly move you. You’ve often simply paid lip service to the things you care about (um, we ALL do this) but no one has ever seen a Leonine being more fired up than when ALL of you – heart, mind, body and soul – aligns into action. The world NEEDS your brand of leadership. You know what this particular calling is by now: it’s time to get serious, roll up your sleeves and start drawing up a plan to keep you busy into 2017.

VIRGO

Chariot

Your heart feels tugged in this way and that and some days it’s just hard to focus. But see: you don’t have to save the world singlehandedly. You have to choose. You have to pick that one thing that you absolutely kick ass at and GO FOR IT. That’s how you do your part, and trust that the Universe will do the rest, that all other beings with personal agency and free will shall do so too. December is a great month to really declutter and streamline your processes. This means setting aside days and boundaries for uninterrupted thinking time. Uninterrupted self-care time and retreats. Do this with the purpose of focusing your energies and making them more potent than ever. Because by now, 2016 would have offered you a very much clearer idea of your strengths and abilities, as well as a more realistic view of how much time you have to actually accomplish stuff (not as much as you first believed!). So take what you know and create something sustainable, while taking care of yourself in the meantime. The long term view is what matters.

LIBRA

5 of Pentacles reversed

If you’ve been feeling like all you’re doing is simply making do, biding your time – that was really just part of a cycle. Energy is a funny thing, it takes time to dissipate, and that often takes far longer than our impatient human selves have time for. A lot of what was going on was simply a little trough period for you and a reshuffling of your priorities and needs to better reflect what you are truly ready for. And boy, will the opportunities that are waiting for you keep you on your toes! In a very, very good way. You’re up for plenty of learning and growing. You are capable of A WHOLE LOT and the Universe is about to show you that. All you have to do is in fact, rest up, take a little break from social interactions if you can, and then see what comes in. Not only will it offer you a little more consistency and solid ground you’ve been not-so-secretly hoping for, it will also allow you to make sense of all the seemingly random things you’ve been experiencing in the past quarter. And you’ll probably realize none of it was really random or coincidental – the magic and mystery of the Universe is speaking directly to you at this time.

SCORPIO

6 of Pentacles

Please allow yourself to receive, dear Scorpio. There are times when you give to the point of exhaustion: you tend to be harder on yourself than most (probably with the exception of Virgos, whom you tend to either love or hate!) This is important because it’s good to examine the place from which you give out of. Giving is often considered ‘good’ – but what is really ‘good’? The truth is even something that is prized like the act of giving can be laced with other intentions, such as a play for power, manipulation, a sense of guilt, a sense of unworthiness, a need to control, a need to feel strong… You are not afraid of the darker depths, so I doubt you will find this exercise of self-inquiry very unappealing. But it’s good to get honest with yourself. If you have difficulty receiving, could it be because deep down inside, you believe the person/thing/cause you’re giving to is ‘weak’? Helpless? Needy? And thus if the roles were reversed, you would find that somehow unacceptable? Consider that your loved ones want to feel needed by you too. Lean into these thoughts, feelings and beliefs without guilt or shame. Because it’s time to re-examine that. Fill your own cup. Allow yourself to rest and retreat. You are WORTHY of being helped, loved, supported, adored.

SAGITTARIUS

8 of Cups

Still shedding, still conscientiously shedding. You are growing at warp speed and it’s hard to realize how much you’ve grown until you pause to contrast who you were just a year ago. Heck, even just a MONTH ago. And along with growth comes loss. There’s no sugarcoating this fact, but before you go on embracing your newly empowered yourself, which you’ll get to experience fully in 2017, take a moment to rest in this space. Consider setting aside a day – the Full Moon, perhaps – to honor the parts of you that you’ve let go of. The old habits and attitudes that served you in some way, which you developed as coping mechanisms to keep yourself safe in the times when you didn’t have any other resources or alternatives. This ritual will allow you to fully embody who you are becoming, while allowing your emotional self to keep up with your changes. Bringing your heart along for the ride in 2017 is so important, and will allow you to more fully taste and savor life’s experiences, so lay the groundwork this month, dear Sag.

CAPRICORN

9 of Pentacles

It’s time to assess those burdens you’ve been carrying all by your lonesome and consider allowing others to help you, dear Capricorn. Some days all this could mean is simply taking deep breaths during those anxious moments and allowing this basic thing – oxygen – to rejuvenate you. At other times, it could just be about reminding yourself that you have a lot more resources available to you than you did before – and to call on them! You’ve worked so hard to prove your worth, and sometimes you think it’s a solitary climb all the way to the top. In reality though, your true allies have been on your side, ready to lend a willing ear or a boost. Allow them to call in a favor for you. Keep the cycle of give and take balanced. December will give you many reasons to count your blessings – allow the first of these to be the support you’re surrounded by.

AQUARIUS

10 of Pentacles Reversed

If it’s too good to be true this month, dear Aquarius, then it probably is. Your shrewd mind may have been a little bit bored lately and eager to see some growth and action. Sometimes this may mean stirring up trouble unnecessarily, by making snap decisions or taking needless risks. If it’s a get-rich-quick scheme you’re thinking about, for example, make sure to consider it from all angles. Take your desired outcome out of the equation and weigh it out thoroughly. If you’re in the mood for some deep diving, you could probe a little further: where is this boredom stemming from? Could you simply need to divert your energies by trying something new, getting more exercise, or picking up a new skill? Or maybe consider just sitting with it – because boredom is really just a by-product of stability! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it could be a useful mantra for you this month.

PISCES

Page of Wands

All eyes have been on you this year, Pisces, for your phenomenal growth and glowing confidence. It’s been such a year of letting go and finally being able to bring your full self to the table, and that’s so wonderful! December marks a phase where you’re considering other opportunities for growth and taking along with you an adventurous spirit. You’re finally ready to consider options to take you out of your comfort zone. Something that could help is to know that it doesn’t necessarily need to be an obvious upward move to be ‘progress’. It could be something that simply explores a different aspect of you. Dip your toe into different pools to try it out before making any commitment – know that you’re probably someone who needs to try something on for size before truly knowing how you feel about it. You have to be fully emotionally on board before you can even try to honor a commitment. So refrain from giving promises or disclosing plans before thoroughly investigating it for yourself! And above all, make sure to enjoy this period of play and discovery!

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New Black Moon in Libra: Lunar Cycle Sep 30 – Oct 30

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It’s time to take what you’ve learnt about yourself and the skills you’ve learnt in the past year and offer it up to the collective. You’re ready. You’re way more ready than you think. Truly. Trust yourself. Don’t let the doubts trip you up in that split second between intention and action.

Have worries about ‘doing it right’? First of all, let go of that idea of perfection. It does not exist. Simply keep your heart open and act from a place of grounded-ness. Staying in your heart makes an interaction heart-centered and free of judgement. In that space, your words will carry the vibration of love, and that changes everything.

If the idea of showing up and speaking up makes you nervous – believe me, you’re not alone. But know that you have the power to flip the experience.

All it requires is a slight shift in focus: In a work context, turn your focus to giving the best to your organization and the people you serve. In school, you’re seeking clarity and illumination, for improvement and self-knowledge. When you share, you enhance others’ knowledge too. That way: it’s not about YOU – it’s about the invaluable knowledge and perspective that’s coming from beyond you. That’s bigger than you.

In a social context: you’re there because you’re an invaluable part of the group, of that gathering, or that party. You don’t have to be the star. But you can be you: with your unique experiences and inimitable flavor and depth you add to the group. You are there because you are you. And we are all waiting for you to show up. Be proud of yourself for showing up. No waiting for others’ to shower accolades upon you – quietly do that for yourself, each and every time.

These experiences can be some of the most healing you’ll ever have. It could mean finding a sense of belonging, unlocking a world that you falsely believed was closed to you forever. It could mean finding your place, discovering your role, drawing to you your tribe. Let those words out. Let them see you… And be open to what it could magnetize to you. You’ll no longer have to juggle it all alone. Finally, you’ll find company in the hearts and minds of others who have been on the same journey as you, coming together beautifully in this lunar cycle. May it be so.

An exercise this dark moon

  1. Hold the thoughts, feelings and anxieties you usually have when it comes to social interactions in your body. Visualize where they usually gather: is it a tightening of the throat? Butterflies in your stomach?
  2. Feel into where these emotions are in your body. Taste it, see their color, shape, texture.
  3. Imagine clear white light dissolving these emotions and draining into the earth.
  4. Next, imagine the ideal social interaction, where you are confident and free. You speak your truth with respect and humility, with no expectations. In return, you listen when others speak too. In this way, you rewire in your mind the new possibilities of human connection.
  5. In your list of new moon intentions, add: I speak my truth with confidence and humility. I am open to true connection. My heart is open to my true tribe. 

My readings for Jupiter in Libra are available through October 31st – find out what this aspect means for you and how you can grow in love and life.

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Your September Wisdom Scopes + New Moon in Virgo

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Sweet September: No fighting, no clamoring, no proving, no ego-tussles required: all you need is you, and your still, silent voice within. A frenetic summer is now leading into a more grounded fall, and I think most of us would welcome this respite. While new responsibilities pile on, and changes make themselves known in our outer worlds, it’s ever more important to return to our inner worlds and get in touch with how we feel on the inside periodically. Resist the urge to rush around – move with intention. Observe your moods and your thoughts. Cut back on the sugar. Learn to discern between the needs and wants of others, their demands and expectations of you, versus what you really need in the moment. This will serve you well as you forge your way forward in our ever-chaotic world.

You deserve every good thing in your life. Don’t doubt the goodness that’s flowing in. Metabolize it, then give it back to those you love, and then to those you don’t quite love. The world needs you to be strong and confident now. When you are confident of all that you are receiving, you will be in a stronger position to give back and make this world a better place.

You are so, so needed. Trust that any change you are going through is to serve the whole – and you will never be shortchanged in this process. I wish you peace, love and serenity; let love guide your journey within.

Aries

Tower reversed

You may have made some soul-stirring shifts in the past month, dear Aries, or you may have found that they were being made for you. Change can be disorienting and stir up all kinds of feelings – even when it’s a longed-for change or a welcome change. You’re in a position to make great leaps forward, but only if you let go of the edge, and trust that your leap will not meet a hard landing – in fact, it will be a springboard to launch you into new vistas that are exciting and totally up your alley. You’re due for an upgrade: you’ve gone as far as you can go in the places you were in: job-wise, relationship-wise – and a new environment is awaiting you to show you just how much you’re capable of. (And that is a whole lot!) You’re ready.

So what can you do to make this transition easier? First, recognize that whatever you’re feeling is totally valid and normal. Anxiety, fear, panic, uncertainty – these are not signs that something dire is happening. Discomfort means you are growing. Tune out the critical voices in your head, and get grounded and centered each time you get the urge to freak out. That means breathing exercises, moving your body, and being in nature. Take time to nurture yourself and make your home life as cozy as possible – then choosing expansion won’t seem like such a daunting task. Take one tiny baby step out of your comfort zone and allow whatever feelings that arise to simply be. By the end of the month, you’ll find that what once was scary will be part of what makes you feel brand new.

Taurus

Two of Swords

Know the difference between keeping your balance and having boundaries, and willfully blinding yourself to the truth. If it’s your heart you’re trying to protect – know that it IS the strongest muscle in your body, my dear Taurus. You are much stronger than you think you are, and you are brave enough to handle everything that’s coming your way with equanimity and grace. You are ready to face up to the facts and to let it empower you. During this process, self-care is important – take care of yourself, get enough sleep, get enough fresh air and exercise – and then be willing to look at the facts head-on.

There’s going to be a lot going on around you, and it’s going to test your powers of discernment. It’s also a matter of using your heart wisely. You have a big heart and so many longed-for ideals – and that’s all good – but it takes all of you: your heart, your mind, your muscle to get there. Let your intellect inform your decisions. See people for who they are. Recognize your desires. And develop the awareness to tell the difference between what you hope to see versus what is really going on.

Work towards your dreams without blinding yourself to what-is, and you will have a solid, grounded place to work from this month. You’re setting the foundations now, and it’s so crucial to go through this period of due diligence within yourself. Instead of sandcastles in the air, you will be building upon a bedrock of stability. And you deserve that!

Gemini

Father of Discs reversed

Recent hiccups do not mean that you are on the wrong track at all, generous Gemini. They’re simply here to show you that the details do matter, and that famous support you lend to others? Well, it’s time to be there for yourself in real ways too. This means taking care of your daily well-being, even if it seems like a chore at first. In fact, think about why you even feel like it’s a form of drudgery, or why you seem to forget to do it until something “suddenly” happens to remind you that it’s important. Things like taking breaks and keeping yourself hydrated; alone time to reflect and recharge, even when you don’t think you need it in the moment.

How do all these things matter on the path to your inevitable rise to success? Really, they are everything. They’re the little things that form the support system and bedrock of stability you really do need. You’re on a beautiful, dazzling upward trajectory and you want to be able to have a grounded place to dance upon and return to, to recharge and unwind.

It’s about looking out for yourself without needing a partner or loved one to remind you to do it. Nurture yourself because you deserve it. When you love yourself up, you will find that you have a lot more to go on, and a lot more to give if you so choose, dear one. Focus on replenishing your heart-well, one tiny act a day, and you will soon find yourself feeling a lot more sure-footed and full of light at the end of the month, and for time to come.

Cancer

Ace of Wands

When will all these shedding of skins and deep diving ever end? Not anytime soon, my dear, because that’s what you’ve signed up for in this life – perpetual growth. At this phase though, you’re coming to a deeper realization and acceptance of who you are and what you are made of. Maddening inconsistencies, fluctuating moods and wants, creative whims and flights of fancies included. And those ARE wonderful things, dear Cancer, because it gives you such a deep appreciation and gentle acceptance of the idiosyncrasies of others, and trust me, that is a quality that the world desperately needs right now. My deepest wish is that you could believe it, and cherish it about yourself.

If there’s one thing you need to know that would help you ground your newfound growth and enthusiasm for life into action, is that you do not need to find a neat solution to everything right away. There is no one-and-done, quick fix that will make all the contradictory aspects of your life go away and be nicely organized forever, never to disturb you with all its untamable qualities ever again. That is just not possible. Something will always be niggling at you, urging you to pull at the thread and chase it down till your curiosity is fully satisfied. And that’s how it’s supposed to be! So take your inspiration and run with it, in any aspect of your life you choose – whether that’s your career, or in love – delight in how competent you feel in an area of your life you never thought you would; make that one change to improve a skill. Focus on the small, daily efforts, and let that be the one thing that gives you consistency and stability you crave in your everyday life.

Leo

Tower

You’re in the mood for a great change, and only you will know what particular flavor it will take. I mean, look at the world around us right now – upheaval is the name of the game. Your life is a microcosm of this larger whole – this greater dance of change and growth we are all swept up in. Any pretense that life will go on the way it has always been is just a form of denial.

So what is it that you are finally ready to let go of? It should already be abundantly clear to you what you’ve been holding on to out of sheer stubbornness or desire to see things go your way, despite evidence to the contrary. This eclipse season is perfect for you to finally be done with it – to let go of it and to never see it return again. It is possible now to step onto a new level and be done with the old you forever, with gratitude for all the ways it has served you over the past couple of years.

Please cast a generous eye over all that has happened in the lead up to this present moment – give yourself deep appreciation for all that you have been through and experienced. Your inner growth has been phenomenal and it’s time for your outer reality to match up to it. By letting go of all that doesn’t feel like a fit anymore, you’ll be able to step more fully into what IS completely right for you at this point of your evolution. Whatever step you take, it will be beautiful and awe-inspiring, and others will be able to learn so much from it, too.

Virgo

10 of Wands

First off, congratulations are in order! I feel like you have – or soon will be – stepping into a whole new level, with brand new challenges and well-deserved admiration to show for your growth and expansion. You’ve worked so hard for it in so many ways – mental, emotional, physical – and it’s all been paying off.

There’s just so much coming your way, so many exciting opportunities and learning experiences, that you’re tempted to just say YES to everything. And that’s completely understandable! However, it may be wise to pace yourself. Only say yes to those that are well and truly aligned with what you want, because there will be no shortage of opportunities; don’t be afraid that saying No will lead to it all drying up in the future. Things are different now – as long as you are walking the path of your heart, there will always be honey and abundance for you.

This month is also an opportunity to rejig the way you approach work. Much as you love to work, it just doesn’t cut it anymore to slog through stuff and take everything upon yourself. Share the load, learn to trust others, tweak your standards so that it isn’t set to Perfect for absolutely everything. Reserve that level of extraordinary for the things that TRULY matter, and cut yourself some slack along the way. Now is not the time to work yourself to the bone – in fact, you’re being asked to see that you ARE working towards a place where you’ll be able to do more of the visionary and creative stuff, while moving beyond the nuts and bolts stuff that, while satisfying on some level, is taking up too much of your time. You are growing towards something much bigger, and you’re learning discernment: what to tackle head on, and what to let go of so that you have time to dream, plan and create. Remember to also do one thing a day for the sheer sake of fun and pleasure – don’t let your entire day be one long to-do list! Having joy each day on this journey is so important – you will feel so much freer if you allow yourself to enjoy the process.

Libra

The Hanged Man

If you’ve been feeling out of sorts, in a limbo, or have a strange sense that you simply don’t belong anymore – this actually means you are right on track. Growth is an interesting process: there are really so many little steps involved that people don’t often talk about. You’re in the phase of growth where the most productive thing you could possibly do is to wait and see. Often torturous to all of us ambitious folk because this seems to mean inaction: meaning we aren’t actively *striving* and working hard, which leads to our brains and egos feeling completely useless and helpless. Before you start going down that road, please take this as a sign from the Universe it’s okay to breathe and chill out and watch and wait.

Of course, this will mean that a hundred little things will pop up to try to lure you in with the promise of progress and headway. Do not be fooled or distracted – up until the final week of the month, any brand new effort will likely not gain much traction. You’re meant to sit, stay and be still, no matter how hard that feels in the moment, dear Libra. What are you waiting for? A time when things are clearer and when niggling issues have sorted themselves out. All you have to do is trust in the ways of the Universe.

You love great company, and community means a lot to you – but be aware that no matter how great that vision of togetherness is, that each and every individual comes attached with their own agenda, goals and desires. It is a rare day that every single person in a group aligns with everyone else. Be okay with your loved ones needing to break away for a time. Be okay to give them space. Be okay not knowing if they will be back – and if they do come back, know that they will have changed. And so will you! Allow for that breathing room, and I promise your bonds will strengthen.

Scorpio

Hermit

The great inhale before the next great exhale – this is what September is for you. Inhale: your wishes for your future, life-sustaining experiences, the company of your loved ones, the comfort of your favourite places, things and activities. Feel that breath of life-giving air course through your whole body, giving you strength, love, warmth and appreciation for simply being here to experience all that you have been given. In this process, look at yourself with nothing but love and compassion. Remind yourself of all the soft places within you, of the moments you’ve allowed yourself to be vulnerable, of the times people surprised you with their kindness and generosity. Of the times when you were delighted by life itself – and really appreciate that you still have the capacity – despite the darkness and cynicism that’s rife in this world – to derive joy from good, simple things.

You’re in the process of learning how to come back to yourself, and to be strongly rooted in a foundation made not out of a fortress of stone, but a bedrock of self-love and self-knowledge. This allows you to stand tall and strong, and yet not closed off to the world around you. You are often in such dogged pursuit of your goals, that you don’t give yourself enough time to appreciate all that you already have, and that you once worked so hard to attain. September will be full of these moments that will allow you to slow down and really see: you are not what you want. The world is already within you. The more you take time to truly feel that in your bones, the more easily everything will come to you; the softer and kinder you can be to everyone else, and most importantly, to yourself.

Sagittarius

3 of Wands

Nothing excites you more than expansion, growth, movement and travel, but I suspect that in the past year or so your enthusiasm for it has been tempered somewhat by some heavy lessons. Is it really safe for me to dream and to look forward with faith now? Yes, it is. It will take a little while to trust that it is safe to cast your vision for your future though, but that’s okay. It’s all part of the process. Know that every tough thing that happened was meant to teach you something you had to learn to move forward on your journey with more wisdom. You needed it to grow – and that’s it. There was no ‘punishment’, only life lessons.

Then, take stock of where you are at right now. Take note of everything that is currently supporting you on your journey: your job, your loved ones, things that have simply fallen into place. Take time to notice them, and really allow them to buoy you up. They are here for you. Combine this with the lessons you’ve learnt, and begin to see yourself for who you really are right now: a wiser, stronger, braver version of you, so different than even just six months before. Someone who is so loved by the Universe, and so showered with abundance.

Look forward with the knowledge that you are uniquely equipped to handle all that comes your way. In fact, you are in a position to teach others what you have learnt, even if you are just leading by example. You are ready to move ahead, there is nothing to fear. Allow yourself to broaden your goals, it’s all possible now: whether it’s a leadership position, starting your own business, speaking or writing, embarking on training to become an expert or teacher in your field, it’s all available for you. All you have to do is allow yourself to believe it.

Capricorn

Knight of Wands

It’s been all work and no play for you for a while, and luckily, that’s about to change. While everything is slowing down all around you, you’ll be able to take more opportunities for fun and to inject more passion into your life. It can’t go on this way for much longer, this feeling of ‘meh’ that’s starting to permeate everything, so if you’re feeling the urge to break out and explore the new, please go for it! You’re learning that focusing on work and having a linear trajectory really isn’t all there is to life – you’re learning to let go of expectations of things going a certain way. And with that, comes a sense of freedom. You stop putting so much pressure on yourself. You’re okay letting some things be messy for a time. You’re fine not controlling every outcome.

This allows more joy, more living, less doing into your life. And you deserve it! The Universe is calling out to you, to let you know that the bounty and goodness of life doesn’t need you to struggle to attain it. It is there for you. It is yours to have, your birthright. No striving necessary. This sense of worthiness will be so healing for you, my dear Capricorn, if you take time out to get in touch this truth from every now and then this month. How? By spending time with loved ones, really look into their eyes, taking pleasure in your favorite foods, clothes, the way you wear your hair. Buy yourself flowers. Allow these little things to shore up your self-confidence and reignite your passion for life.

Aquarius

Lovers reversed

Ease up on yourself, dear Aquarius. Circumstances may have you feeling like you have dropped the ball, that you don’t have it together, that you may have messed up in some way. Let me tell you this: you haven’t. The entire Universe is in a process of realignment, and things can be out of whack for a while – so it isn’t just you, everyone’s going through some version of it.

But it won’t matter until YOU tell yourself this, and believe in it wholeheartedly. The entire month will be a study in self-love, and you will have to slow down to really engage in it. It’s not just about taking time out to do your favorite things – it’s actually more about how you speak to yourself in your head. Do you expect yourself to be on top of your game, all of the time? Do you always expect yourself to perform flawlessly, no matter what? To have all your emotions under tight rein at all times?

Know that while most of the time, you are ace at all the things you set your heart on, you are still very human. When your feelings catch up with you, things can seem to fall apart and appear to be less than ideal – and it can feel like crap. Instead of beating yourself up and berating yourself, show yourself some compassion – get to know the tender parts of yourself. Don’t hurry to gloss over tough feelings or ‘get over it’ immediately. No one’s expecting you to perform like a robot – that’s usually just the pressure you put on yourself. So ease up. This month, the only way you can get ahead is if you treat yourself right. Everything else will sort itself out in due time, and when they do, you will have a newfound compassion for yourself and others.

Pisces

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I see you luxuriating in a newfound pool of peace and serenity, and Pisces, you totally deserve this sweet moment. Your journey has been such an inspiration to others, I hope you know that. You have fought demons, climbed mountains, dived to the depths, slain dragons – all just to emerge with the prize of knowing your worth and feeling more comfortable in your skin than ever before. Things may not be perfect on the outside, but on the inside, you are feeling peachy. I hope you hold on to it and wrap it around your bones, so that it’s not just a fleeting emotion, but something you can carry with you for life.

Because this experience was just to teach you that you carry absolutely everything within you: there is nothing you cannot overcome. There is no fear dark enough or strong enough that can stop you from moving forward. And because you know this now, you can stop putting yourself in situations that are unnecessarily harrowing – you have nothing to prove. You can stop fighting and slaying dragons now. Relax, and be at peace.

This month, allow this peace to seep into all situations and decisions you have to make. There is no right or wrong decision, only what feels right for you. Know that you can make decisions not just for survival or to get by, but you’ll be able to make them for expansion and growth, for a sweet life that feels good to you on all levels, no compromise required. Learn to look for this option when faced with any crossroads, and you’ll be on the right track. This is only the beginning of this brighter, sweeter phase of your life.

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Lunar Wisdom: Aries New Moon April 7 – May 5

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This New Moon is a Super Moon in Aries, exact at 7.23 a.m. EST. Do you feel spurred on to action? Ready to take charge and grab the bull by its horns? There’s a rush of enthusiasm and boldness in the air and all we want to do is charge forward with our plans! And that’s all wonderful, but it’s also important to do so from a place of your highest integrity, and not take any shortcuts or settle for a short term gain that just doesn’t actually serve you or your vision in the long run.

Why compromise when being patient and taking steady steps will yield something more satisfying in the long run? Check your ego and make sure you aren’t acting out of a fear or competitiveness (which is really fear-based, too!) or a belief that there’s just not enough to go around. The world is SO abundant, there’s enough for everyone.

When in doubt, take the action that brings you the most fun, enthusiasm and enjoyment. Focus on the journey and not the outcome. Release the pressure. Having a beginner’s mindset, curiosity and love for what you do will bring you much further than pushing yourself to perform this lunar cycle. So pace yourself, my dear!

You can also take the opportunity to set your New Moon intentions – write a pen-and-paper wish list within 8 hours of the New Moon for the most potent magic to plant your idea-seeds.

Guidance from the Divine Feminine, the Kuan Yin Oracle:

It is all unfolding as it should this lunar cycle, lovers. You’ll look all around you and see a sea of green – any seeds sown 6 months before will be peeking their heads out, little sprouts full of promise. Things held back will start flowing – or you will realize that they weren’t meant to be after all, and be able to move on. There is too much goodness in your life right now to hang on to the could-have-beens! How is your heart holding up through these changes? Fill it with faith, grace and courage: know that you are divinely equipped to handle all that comes your way.

Kuan Yin art by artist Zeng Hao.

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Lunar Wisdom: Pisces Super Moon March 8 – April 6

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What an intense year 2016 is already turning out to be, right? If you’re feeling the brain frazzle, this lunar cycle is one where you will have to mindfully turn within and reduce the amount of stimulation you’re receiving, in order to find mental balance and peace.

Love is your birthright

And so is peace. Fear, while a necessary part of survival, is merely programming.

Why are we feeling all this mental pressure? Old stories around fear and survival are coming up big time. In line with the ongoing astrological energies, there is yet another layer of early-life, past life baggage coming up to be addressed and released.

In particular, the old reflexive ways of reacting to fear, in whatever ways it shows up for you – cynicism, taking the safest option, seeking security at all costs – just don’t cut it any more. We are being asked to drop the old programming that tells us: we are not worthy. We are not lovable. We are not safe. We will not be supported.

Like a drumbeat of doom in our heads, we have to rise above the din and ask: who put those voices there? Who, or what, told us this is true? Why do we keep beating the drum, if all it does is keep us scared and small?

In order to move forward on our paths with lighter steps, and a lighter heart, we have to unravel those stories, and breathe into who we are here to become. All of that is yet unwritten, but in this new, beautiful version of you, fear does not run the show.

Birth into joy & celebration

This lunar cycle, I pulled 6 of Cups & 4 of Wands, reinforcing the messages in March’s forecast. If you are not feeling it yet, just hold on: relief is on its way, and an outpouring of joy is coming as Winter blooms into Spring in the Northern hemisphere. This is not a passive thing, like waiting for a bus to arrive. You have to strip down, grab your surfboard, ride the waves till the big one comes along, and hop on. Then it will carry you, far, far beyond where you are standing right now. You are a co-creator in recognizing, and riding, this wave of joy and celebration. You have to allow.

To me, it is also a sign that whatever healing work you are doing – whatever you are seeking to let go of – is divinely blessed. All you have to do is be willing.

That’s it. All you have to do, is say: “I am tired of feeling this way. I am tired of believing my own stories of my own unworthiness. I am tired of being scared. Universe, please take it away from me.”

Surrender your story, lay it down. Breathe. Be.

And it will be done.

So much love and blessings to you.

Love,

Kerrie

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Lunar Wisdom: Aquarius New Moon Cycle Feb 8 – Mar 7

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There’s a lot going on in the world. (There’s always been a lot going on in the world.) But can you feel it? Things are shifting and changing. And change makes some of us profoundly uncomfortable. Some lash out. Some freeze and become controlling, wield their egos in an effort to try to make everything stay the same. It’s a sticky, fearful anxiety. And there’s no need to judge others, because really, there’s some part in all of us that behaves like this occasionally. This lunar cycle, you may be feeling this. But you will know better. The first thing to do is to step back from the drama. The bickering, the strife, the urge to poke at someone with your sword or to direct your frustration at someone – step. away.

  • direct your energy mindfully

Because this fiery energy, this urge to pick a fight can be used way more wisely and efficiently. Channel this energy into your priorities, a creative project, a worthwhile hobby, creating a new income stream for yourself – anything that gets your gears turning and is juicy enough for your mind to chew on. Because the potential is HUGE for you to finally master not getting hooked into drama, turning around and saying no every time something is devolving into pettiness. Turning off the news and stopping yourself from scrolling down a news feed that makes you feel fearful and small. When your ego wants to come out and play and cause trouble, wanting to prove yourself to somebody or to pick at an old grudge or resentment, you can catch yourself and shut it down before a drama is set into motion. This could even come up for you in the form of old memories, intruding thoughts and recollections that trigger reactions in you – to spiral down into obsessively going over stuff and picking over the bones of the past in your mind. Don’t go there.

  • are you gonna let them distract you?

You can and you will recognize it for what it is – a waste of your beautiful life force –  say NON MERCI, turn on your heel and walk away. Because truly, all of these little things are simply stuff that distract you from what you’re here to be and to do. This quote from Toni Morrison comes to mind:

“The function, the very serious function, of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language, so you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly, so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of that is necessary. There will always be one more thing.” 

Replace racism with whatever it is that pricks you and gets your goat and you get the idea. The point is, someone will always be saying something. Someone will always be doing something. And you won’t always be liking it. But is there really a need to react? 99% of the time: Nope. So do your best to stay focused. Because you will be so productive! Your energy is so precious, so needed for healing, beautiful and creative things. Once that reactive side of you is disengaged, that energy will be freed up for creatively solving problems, seeing things in a new light, coming up with new ideas. A whole new world will open up for you.

  • feminine force

This cycle, you will have the opportunity to fully explore your softer strength. Your ability for restraint. Your ability to love and lead from the heart. It doesn’t mean you have to stay silent and take someone’s BS. It’s an act of self-love to remove yourself from a situation that’s purely destructive and makes you feel small. But what it does mean is that you can grow to appreciate the sheer beauty and efficiency of not needing to have a clash of egos. Side-stepping land mines with the grace of a gazelle. Holding your tongue instead of  ‘telling them how it really is!’ will bring you an inner peace that is priceless. Stay soft and strong like the Goddess you are.

Cards:

Yin Empress
3 of Swords, 2 of Wands, 9 of Wands

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Lunar Wisdom: New Moon cycle Jan 9 – Feb 7

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Lunar Wisdom is a monthly forecast that follows the lunar cycle. As every New Moon begins a new cycle, themes and energies arise that are ripe for us to harness, so that we may ride the ever-changing tides, into a life of ease and flow. 

  • Turn Within

Not all is clear to you right now, and it’s for a reason, Wise One. There are many things that are up in the air: whether it’s your path forward, a situation that has yet to be resolved, or a plan that isn’t quite going as you’ve envisioned it to just yet, there seems to be more question marks than there are answers. Rather than being anything to worry about, they are all simply signs to turn within, an invitation to return to areas that may need additional tweaking and attention. It’s important to stay present, instead of future tripping – take care of the now, and the future will take care of itself.

  • TENd to yourself, before helping others

Instead of turning your attention outwards and helping others just yet, direct your focus towards yourself. The truth is, despite our best intentions, you can’t help others when your base isn’t stable or deeply-rooted. You can’t serve your clients, show up for your friends and family, contribute your best at work, without taking care of your basic needs. So what in your life needs your attention now? What system could be improved so that you’re more efficient? What loose ends need tying up? Where do you need to get right with yourself, with regards to your emotional needs? Is there anything that you’ve shelved away for ‘later’? Well, ‘later’ has arrived. This cycle will be a perfect time to take care of much needed reviews. Channel any anxiety or worry into creative endeavors – list down concerns, discuss possible solutions, do research. You will appreciate having done all this groundwork by the time the New Moon in Feb rolls around.

  • Use your powers of judgement

Towards the end of January, you may start to see things speeding up and moving forward. With any exciting new developments, be sure to use both your head and your heart in making decisions. It’s important to use your powers of judgement and discernment. Review the facts. See things from a place of groundedness and calm when deciding to move forward on any plan – there is no rush to get anywhere.  It all needs to make sense – don’t allow anyone else’s agenda sway you or push you off your path. Delay action or big commitments, if the facts aren’t 100% clear to you yet.

  • Trust in your flow

For the Chinese, it’s the final month of the Year of the Sheep, before we transition into the Year of the Monkey. The tail end of a lunar calendar always brings with it winds of change and renewal. So whenever things happen that may be unexpected or even upsetting, don’t allow it to distress you unduly. Try to take it within your stride. Above all, remember that there is really no pushing required on your path. What’s meant to be yours, will be yours. Don’t strain ahead or try to strategize too far off into the future. Trust that anything that comes up is for a reason, and is bringing you closer to an outcome that will be better than what you’ve ever imagined.

You are always loved, guided and protected.

Love,

Kerrie

Cards for January:

King of Swords, King of Cups (reversed), 8 of Wands

The Book of Changes (Kuan Yin)

Cards are drawn from the Marseille Deck & Kuan Yin Oracle.