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Tarot Card of the Week: Release

releaseCard of the Week: Sept 18 – 24, 2017

Release

This week we honor the first day of Fall (for those in the Northern Hemisphere). This is known as the Autumnal Equinox (or Vernal Equinox for those in the Southern Hemisphere), referring ro the days and nights being relatively equal.

The Autumnal Equinox coincides with the Sun moving into Libra (which occurs on Friday, September 22, at 8:01 pm UT) and the beginning of Fall. The Sun in Libra is all about striving for balance and equilibrium. It shifts our collective consciousness toward thoughts of fairness and impartiality. It’s objective and open-minded, willing to weigh all sides of an argument and listen to all points of view.

From a symbolic standpoint, it is associated with reaping what we have sewn and harvesting what we have grown. It speaks of conserving our energy and making preparations for the longer colder nights.

As the seasons change so must we change. We must release whatever may be holding us back in our lives, whether that means material possessions, certain people in our lives, or outdated beliefs.

Card of the Week: Summer Solstice

Card of the Week: June 19 – 25, 2017

Summer Solstice

The Sun moves into Cancer this week (on Wednesday, June 21, 2017), marking the onset of the Summer Solstice as well as the longest day of the year.

This is measured by the amount of time between Sunrise and Sunset for those in the Northern Hemisphere; it’s exactly the opposite (Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year) for those in the Southern Hemisphere.

This card — from Steven D. Farmer’s gorgeous Earth Magic Oracle deck —  is called “Radiance” and honors the Sun’s role in giving us the longest day of the year, i.e., the Summer Solstice.

When we think of the Sun, we think of warmth, light and life. It warms our spirits as well as our bodies; it brightens our moods as well as the outside world, and it brings life to our dreams and goals as well as to every living thing on the planet.

It refers to the wonder and glory of being alive. Of feeling warm, confident, radiant and spirited. Its attitude is that “everything is as it should be” today, for you and in the world around you.

Tarot Card of the Week: Rebirth

rebirthCard of the Week: March 19 – 26, 2017

Rebirth

This week we honor the first day of Spring (for those in the Northern Hemisphere). This is known as the Vernal Equinox — representing a time when day and night are relatively equal in length. It marks the onset of a time for new beginnings and fresh starts.

The Vernal Equinox coincides with the Sun moving into Aries (which occurs on Monday, March 20, at 10:28 UT) and the beginning of Spring. The Sun in Aries signals a time to come alive and see the world through brand new eyes. It’s a time for embracing life fully.

The Rebirth card — from Steven D. Farmer’s gorgeous Earth Magic Oracle deck — depicts this energy beautifully, with the Goddess Ostara surrounded by lush emblems of virility and sacred symbols of Spring.

The rabbit and bird’s nest represent fertility and birth. For Ostara (whose rescuing a baby bird and turning it into a magnificent hare is said to have led to modern day Easter Bunny rituals), these symbols have special significance.