Articles By Willow

Willow

About Willow

Willow is a natural psychic who’s been studying and practicing metaphysics for over 25 years.In addition to working with local clients and students, she is able to consult with clients all over the world. She is also phenomenal artist, writer and teacher who contributes to numerous websites.She is available for chat and phone sessions, offering a variety of payment options. Learn more about her and schedule a session with her through her Psychic Scoop profile page.

Spotlight Reader of the Week – Willow

Willow

This Week’s Featured Reader is Willow. She is an intuitive psychic advisor/coach with over 25 years of experience. She offers unique, ethical insight to help you focus on your own abilities to change and shape the present and future. After all, isn’t it better to CREATE instead of wait?

We typically get readings when we’re facing pain or uncertainty and just want reassurance, but Willow believes painful emotions aren’t something we should be afraid of. For example, a fight between loved ones can actually illuminate the very things that could help grow intimacy and communication.

Willow teaches clients that our emotions, both good and bad, are guidance systems and an intuitive reading can help us understand what our emotions (and those of others) are really all about and get a real world practical game plan about how to deal with uncertainty.

10 Huge Red Flags to Avoid in Dating

Have you ever wondered how to spot a REALLY bad date or negative experience before you get in too deep? Here are the top 10  huge red-flags to avoid in dating; these show  people with imbalanced energy!  Each of these, alone, are not necessarily indicative of a narcissist, sociopath, jerk or manipulator… but they do point to problematic energies and patterns of behaviour that merit your attention, extra care and attention. If you’ve ever dated someone who seemed wonderful at first, but who then disappeared or treated you poorly later, — this list is for you:

Eight Things You Must Discuss in a New Relationship

new relationship

After months (years?) of hoping and wishing that you’d find the right person for a long-term relationship or marriage, you’ve finally met someone who seems different from the rest. They’re smart, charming, funny, sexy and they like you!

You’ve been dating for a while and now the burning question in your mind isn’t if you’ll meet someone anymore. It’s been replaced with a new question: “Now what?”

We all know that the most important mission in the first months of dating someone is to get to know that person more. It sounds simple, but in reality, we’re often preoccupied by the fun of seeing someone new and if we DO ask questions within, it’s usually wondering how much the other person likes us. Does he like me? Is he the one?

Tarot Card of the Week: Page of Mirrors

page of cupsTarot Card of the Week: Feb 13–Feb 19, 2017
Page of Mirrors

This weeks’ card is the Page of cups from the wonderful Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks and Holly Sierra. (in this deck the card is called “Page of Mirrors”). What a wonderful card to herald Valentine’s Day and the gentle energy blooming this week!

Our conscious minds are always whirring and it’s all too easy for our logical, intellectual circuits to take over. We see the logic in our current situation and are constantly trying to size up what works and what doesn’t; what will cause us harm and what will bring us joy. As adults we learn to peek around corners, to appraise danger, to doubt new opportunities.

The Page of Mirrors (cups) is all about the part of us that resonates with heart and soul instead of just our adult, protective “logic.” The Page of Mirrors is innocent, loving, romantic and comfortable gazing into the waters of intuition and emotion. She is free to follow her heart.

In many ways, this energy inspires creativity and innocence. The very nature of the intuition and the subconscious are reflected in this card and you might find yourself inspired with the kind of “aha!” that can only come in a surprising or unexpected brush with creative epiphany. That little voice that leaps past logic and gives us a stroke of genius whether about an artistic endeavor or how to handle a relationship.

Tarot Card of the Week: Special Halloween Edition

Judgment

Tarot Card of the Week: Oct 31 – Nov 6, 2016

Judgment

The celebration we think of today as Halloween, All Souls Day, All Saints Day and Day of the Dead have roots in an ancient celebration that began around the 5th century BC in what is now Ireland.

Ancient Celts celebrated a festival called Samhain (pronounced Sow-en) which means “summers end” – it marked the beginning of winter and the start of The Celtic New Year between the nights of October 31st and November 1st.

This holiday was seen as a time when the veil between the spirit world and our own was the thinnest and spirits were said to be able to visit the realm of the living during this time.

Costumes, feasts, divination games, and bonfires marked a time of the year when the abundance of summer gave way to the darkness of winter, when a ripe new year was beginning, and a renewal of spiritual interconnectedness took place within families. It was the perfect time to do divination and take a look at the year ahead

So this week, our card (from the wonderful Halloween Tarot) is not only about this weeks energy but it also gives us clues to the themes we can expect to keep growing and expanding over the next year as well.

Tarot Card of the Week: Four of Wands

Four of Wands

Tarot Card of the Week: Sept 12-Sept 18, 2016

Four of Wands

This week’s card is the Four of Wands from the Fairy Tale Tarot deck;  here we see Jack descending the famous beanstalk.  The beanstalk symbolizes success, upward mobility, growth and inspiration and Jack (clad in purple, the colour of wealth and gutsiness) is heading back down, carrying his bag of goodies.

The lady bug perched on the leaf symbolizes luck and success and the many tendrils and glowing wands signify that many other fortunate paths and opportunities lay ahead.  The crow, however, also warns Jack that he has to take a rest and enjoy his hard earned loot from the land of giants.

Four of Wands: a sense of homecoming

This card is all about that magical sense of, “WHEW! I made it”  a sense of homecoming.  One of the most positive cards in the traditional tarot, the four of wands indicates stability, harmony peace and prosperity.  The work has been done and you can take a deep breath and enjoy the celebration of your life.  Be proud of what you have accomplished , and allow that feeling of peace and satisfaction to settle in your heart as you get home from your own beanstalk adventure this week.

Tarot Card of the Week; The Hierophant

HierophantTarot of the Week: Aug 22 – Aug 28, 2016
The Hierophant

This wonderful card from the Housewives Tarot represents the Hierophant.

Back in the old days when we needed information, we could consult our programming guide and then switch on one of these big huge RCA TV sets and we could watch those cathode ray tubes come to luminous life; transmitting information, news and entertainment right into our living room.

The Hierophant brings important information

No need to adjust your rabbit ears or wiggle your antenna for better reception because this week information is coming to you, the message will be loud and clear- but are you willing to look at the information and take it in even if it’s not what you expect or want to hear?

The element of this card in focus for the week is that of knowledge, of expanding information, of getting answers and truths. You’ve been searching for answers and now you’re finding information and clarity in the very things that have impacted you most and are especially relevant.

Information comes in different ways

New information could come to you in conventional ways (and good old fashioned study and educating yourself) or through information you research on your own,  but it might also arrive in the form of an intelligent and helpful mentor or friend who helps you on your way.

Tarot Card of the Week: The World

the WorldTarot Card of the Week: June 13 – June 19, 2016

The World

This week’s card ‘The Worlds’ is drawn from one of my favourite decks ever; The Victorian Fairy Tarot. Here we see a beautiful fairy glen, a scene of luminous celebration. Glowing fairies dance in a circle (a mushroom “fairy-ring” just as we might find out in the garden!) as bluebells bask nearby in the moonlight. We first see this fairy glen in the very first card of the deck, “The Fool” in which our adventurer steps innocently into the unknown, into the same patch of bluebells and magic at the start of the journey.

But this week, we’ve come a long way from our time of innocent beginnings. We’ve put in a lot of hard work and a lot of distance has been traveled, a lot of obstacles have been overcome or will be overcome soon. The human city visible off in the distance in this card shows us just how far we’ve come. It’s time to celebrate and honour all the things you’ve learned and the amazing progress you’ve made and to see with honest eyes and and open heart just how much progress you’ve made!

It’s easy to get caught in the trap of, “well I still have a lot of growing to do…” or, “I haven’t made as much progress as I want in this one area,” but this card is reminding you that in this time of new chapters and new beginnings, it is just as important to see where you have BEEN as to be excited about where you can still go.

Tarot Card of the Week: Two of Spirals

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Tarot Card of the Week: May 2 – May 8, 2016

Two of Spirals

This week’s card is the Two of Spirals (Two of Pentacles) from the beautiful Chrysalis Tarot by Holly Sierra and Toney Brooks.

Here we see a wise mother bird patiently assessing her choices and options as she builds two nests in the crux of a fruiting Mulberry tree. Which one will she choose to build up? Which one is in the best location for her eggs?  Each nest has a spiral moving in opposing directions indicating that her choices are about contrasts.

The two of spirals is all about choices, and how we balance our needs where there are conflicting choices or options. For example; will we pour ourselves into work and hit some over-time hours, or do we spend more time with the kids? Do we engage with lots of social activities and parties or do we take some much needed down-time for ourselves?

Fortunately, just like mama-bird, this week will offer you an opportunity to not be so darned TORN about the choices ahead of you and you will see ways in which you can balance the various elements of your life.

Often this balance indicates that it’s time to mix emotional or spiritual needs with practical and financial considerations.This might mean that you’re called to work on a passion project, but that the bills still need to be paid. Or perhaps you’re in such a swirl of activity or creativity in your work that you will need to pay special attention to your calendar and day planner so you can meet all your commitments with everyone .. including at home.

How to Find Love If You Hate to Date

Our culture has a really strange relationship with dating.  We love it to seek dates, buy online dating subscriptions and figure out every way in the world to get more dates by improving our appearance and doing inner work… but honestly?  We also mistrust it and dread it.

Most people hate to date because they’re actually afraid of getting hurt, of meeting a dangerous person, and of being disappointed.

But what if all that fear was creating a blind spot? Do dates feel weird or uncomfortable? Do you want to avoid losers, time-wasters and creeps?

Why We Hate to Date

Each time we have a ‘bad’ date we feel like saying, “I hate dating, I hate this process… it feels like an unending punishment… I just want to find true love!” But what if those very thoughts were actually helping to create a treadmill that we keep getting on?

Should I Wait or Move On?

One of the most popular questions a psychic gets asked is, “Should I wait or move on?” and all its variations; should I wait on that guy who hasn’t asked me out, should I wait for so-and-so to contact me, should I wait for my ex to come back?

While the analysis of each situation is different and complex, there are some basic things everyone should know about the energy of waiting and moving on, and this information is something that can be applied to ANY situation.

Should I Wait or Move on? Why We Block The Answer

When we feel like our efforts and existence are not netting the results we most desire, it’s only natural to wonder whether we should even bother going down the same path.

Most of the time, when we ask this question what we really want to know is if if things could get better!

Have you ever been totally fed up with a situation and convinced that you need to move on only to be confused by self doubts or opposite thoughts later on? Have you ever been afraid to even really CONSIDER moving on?

Why does this happen? Whether we’re merely pondering moving on, or whether we think we’re ready to move on, the very nature of the words “move on” makes us think of endings, defeat, and loss and it makes us unconsciously want to hold on even more rather than face those scary feelings of termination and change.

Five Ways to Bring Love Back to Valentine’s Day

Have you ever wondered how to bring love back to Valentine’s Day?

When I was a kid, I loved Valentine’s Day – the whimsical colours, the chalky-message candy hearts, the box filled with silly cards from all my classmates…     but as an adult, I began to buy into Valentine’s Day pressure.     Was I getting the right, most thoughtful gift from my sweetie? Did he have something special planned for dinner or flowers?   

I really agonized about these things and they become expectations that lead to what expectations always lead to: disappointment.  Every year therapists, psychics and astrologers hear from people who are on the brink of desolation because they are still pining for someone who left their life,  or because they feel alone and unloved, or because their loved one isn’t meeting their expectations.

How did something that’s supposed to be fun get so dark? Ever since a certain famous card manufacturer started mass producing Valentine cards  in 1913 in Kansas City, the world has had an arbitrary way to measure the presence and absence of love.  And because comparison takes us away from what we HAVE, it’s given us a way to compare our lives to a story of what should be.    The right ring, the right dinner, the right romantic setting, the right person.  All that pressure adds up to disappointing bad dates, lonely nights, and worse.  How do we stop this madness?

Here are Five Ways to bring LOVE back to Valentine’s day: