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November 2021 Musings... Winter Solstice Portal Transformational Magickal Intensive Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive Special Offer New Mayastar Article - 5 Ways to Increase Your Intuition by Maya Special Offer - Ocean of Intuition 3rd Eye Activation Course Deviant Art Gallery - Updated In December 29th November 2021…I’m getting excited about my plans for 2022! Regular visitors may recall, I spend about 2 months of the year deciding how I will navigate the other 10. It’s my “hibernation” period and runs from Samhain to the Winter Solstice/New Year. I usually begin by reflecting on the previous 10 months and gaining a perspective that helps me appreciate my progress. I look at the challenges and setbacks, and consider what I learnt. And I wait for the 24-carat ideas that will inspire my future to come to me! This hibernation period has been really creative for me. I feel like I’ve been sowing seeds of possibility every day, and building up a sense of my direction for 2022. I don’t know if everyone runs their life like it’s a business – but I certainly feel like between Samhain and Winter Solstice, I “do my accounts” for my life! When I set out my strategy for the future. I never set anything in stone; I always leave enough space for the Universe to guide me, and enough space for me to respond by adapting my dance through the days to express those sacred shifts. Anyway…to help you with your plans, let’s explore the constantly evolving energetic influences through the medium of the tarot. We’ll be looking at the currents we can tap into and use to our benefit over the coming week. And I hope you’ll get some ideas and inspiration for how you might best capitalise on them to progress your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Tarot of Mystical Moments for today’s musings… The dominant energetic tide that we can tap this week, with a view to progressing spiritual growth and promoting wholeness, is the High Priestess. This resonates strongly with Mayastar this week because the current special offer is for the Ocean of Intuition 3rd Eye Activation – which perfectly suits this card! The High Priestess energy reminds us to connect with our intuition and be open to guidance from the Universe. (Read my article 5 Ways to Increase Your Intuition). Your intuition allows you to stay connected to the spiritual aspects of life in order to receive feedback, guidance and insight on a subtle level. This week, listen to your intuition! If you get “good-vibes” or “bad feelings” about something, entertain the idea that your intuition is trying to communicate an important message to you. The card that represents the opposition we are most likely to face this week is the 10 of Wands. This card expresses that point where you’ve transitioned from being on top of your game, to being a bit overwhelmed by it all! Be careful not to overcommit yourself this week because burnout’s a possibility! If you can, it’s a good idea to set aside a day for doing nothing. And if you can’t set a whole day aside, how about setting aside an hour to do nothing each day? When that window of time for doing nothing comes around, you may find you prefer to meditate, do a few yoga stretches, read a book, or take a nap. How might your life change if you build in some “time outs” for yourself? It could be an idea worth experimenting with! And now we move to the daily cards. These cards look at the shifting energies that will be most present and potent each day. As always, take what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. Monday 29th November 2021…Page of Wands. You’re buzzing with potential and new paths are opening up. If you’re starting something new, channel your passion & focus on your goals. Your energy is attracting the beneficence of the Universe! Hold your intentions firmly because things are about to take off! Tuesday 30th November 2021…Ten of Pentacles. You’re connected to the world & the people in it. You’re connected by blood, love, and spirit. Spending time in nature or with animals would be great ways to bring the blessings of the 10 of Pentacles into your life today! Wednesday 1st December 2021…King of Pentacles. The King of Pentacles energy tells us that yesterday’s earthiness is still with us. Today, tapping into grounding frequencies will help you to integrate inspiration & come up with great ideas. You have the determination & diligence to make things happen today. The challenge will be to listen to your intuition, while keeping yourself rooted. Thursday 2nd December 2021…Wheel of Fortune. Things are about to take a turn for the better. Good fortune, abundance & happiness abound! Align with the Universe by setting out positive affirmations & inspire yourself with optimistic thoughts. What you’re putting out is returning to you. Mindfully sowing seeds of love & light will bring a rewarding harvest. Friday 3rd December 2021…3 of Pentacles. In matters of practicality, two heads are better than one today. The Universe can impart important guidance through those around us, so pay attention to input, ideas & information! If you’re seeking support or help with a new project, learning something new, or seeking the advice of an expert will strengthen your position. Your progress is assured! Saturday 4th December 2021…7 of Swords. This card recommends you to do things differently today. You are the sacred rebel! The promise of new possibilities can be unlocked by bucking the trend, flipping the script, or changing your mind. Do something you didn’t expect yourself to do today and you’ll be growing and glowing before the day’s out! Sunday 5th December 2021… King of Swords. Integrity comes from doing what’s right, even if no-one’s watching. It also comes from saying what’s right, even if no-one’s listening. Guard against nasty, negative and nihilistic words whether they’re spoken out-loud or to yourself in your mind. Awakening the King of Swords within allows you replace them with proclamations of progress, prosperity and peace. It’s been a pleasure to read for you this morning X I hope these words have inspired you. You can now receive daily spiritual guidance posts by following me on your preferred social media platform: www.facebook.com/annalouisemay.muse www.facebook.com/mayastaracademy www.twitter.com/mayastar www.annalouisemay.tumblr.com www.pinterest.com/alm_mayastar www.instagram.com/annalouisemay I wish you a magnificent week! May the stars align always in your favour. Come back soon for more mystical musings. X 22nd November 2021…Welcome to my cosy corner of the internet; or welcome back, if you’ve spent some time with me before! I hope today’s visit finds you enjoying the deep healing potential of the recent lunar eclipse. For me, this week the celestial energies aligned perfectly with my menstrual cycle and the scheduled start of a new Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive, which is always excellent for potent magick! Accordingly, I’ve spent a lot of extra time in The Temple where I’m working on new rituals, and enhancing aspects of existing ones. My spells and workings are dynamic in that they evolve over time. The more I work with them, the more I am able to perfect and refine the process. The flow of the dance becomes increasingly powerful over time as it becomes more and more a part of me. Once those workings reach the point that there’s no separation between me and the energy I’m channelling, I extend the opportunity for energetic re-weaving, and shaping for magickal change to my customers. You can always be assured the spells and rituals I perform for you have been perfected and enhanced through hours of dedicated practice! My temple work is always an adventure for me and my clients, so this period of intensive work has been been deeply inspirational. But today, we’re here to explore the energetic influences we can expect to encounter over the next 7 days. This reading will look at the week ahead, and elucidate the celestial tides so that we can uncover ideas for how best to work with natural forces to prosper our lives, progress our spiritual journey, and positively impact our happiness. Today I’ve chosen to work with the Ceccoli Tarot. I adore the art-style – but this deck has been put together perfectly from pre-existing artwork in my opinion! It includes depth, darkness and humour; it’s cute and sweet, and kinda twisted at the same time. I always resonate strongly with these cards! Let’s explore… First impressions for this week’s reading are “Wow!” and a quick burst of my happy dance! The dominant energies that we can tap into this week for the purpose of enhancement, enlightenment, and energy-work are reflected in the King of Pentacles. This was the final card of last week’s spread so it looks like those energies are set to continue and gain potency over the coming days. The King of Pentacles in this deck expresses the Taurus energy, which was tied to the lunar-eclipse on the 19th. So this is confirmation that the portal of the lunar-eclipse (which was the longest in 580 years!) is still making waves and providing us with new opportunities. This energy may be translated into security, home, warmth and strengthened family connections. It may also provide opportunities to connect with our ancestors on a deeper level for spiritual support and guidance. If you’ve been feeling a bit unsettled, these earth-centred energies can help you to find some stability and grounding. The good news is only just beginning! Because the card that represents the shadow-energies that are most influential right now indicates there’s nothing for us to be concerned about energetically this week! In fact, this might be the best week for starting something new, making a wish, or elevating your goals. There’s more possible in this universe right now than you’re giving it credit for! Things could turn out so much better than you’re imagining! This is the power and potential of the 9 of Cups. It is one of my favourite cards in all decks because it reminds us that the only thing stopping you, is your belief in your limitations. Make a wish with an open heart & it could very well manifest in ways that surpass your hope. The universe doesn’t share your limiting beliefs. So if you can find the courage, curiosity, and confidence to step out of your comfort zone a little, you might be blown away by the doors a little self-belief can open for you this week. Now, we’ll look at the daily cards for the coming 7 days. These cards look at the energies we can choose to align with in order to harness the rewards of the first two cards. Monday 22nd November – Strength – This Strength card conveys a different aspect of Strength to that reflected in the traditional tarot. This card is more about not allowing obstacles to derail our plans but retain our focus and determination. Don’t be afraid to exercise your rights and maintain your boundaries by saying “no” to things you don’t want to do today. You’re in the driving seat of your life today, so it’s an excellent day for seeing to business, getting things done, and finding solutions & strategies to any problems you’ve been keeping on a back-burner lately. Tuesday 23rd November – 5 of Swords – This card indicates potential sources of stress, aggravation, and conflict today. This card guides us to be careful about what we say or do in response to those difficult emotions because acting rashly will lead to recrimination and regret. If you have to spend time around someone who antagonises your energy today, focusing on keeping your energy-field protected can help you to avoid some of that energetic clash. Archangel Gabriel’s Empath Encoding, Violet Flame, or Dark Moon Mother Protection would all be good options. Wednesday 24th November – Page of Swords – This card relates to the Runic Pillar of Thornaz for me. It reflects the path of spiritual growth, evolution, and learning through experience. Be open to inspiration from your higher-self today because guidance to progress your spiritual path is in the offing. This may come through ideas, feelings, dreams or visions – so make sure you pay attention! Sometimes we resist the gaining of wisdom because we’re too busy looking outside of ourselves for answers, so today, inquire within. Thursday 25th November – The Lovers – Today could be the day for romance! But it could also be the day for connecting with friends and family, or sharing a deep experience with someone you love. Our relationships with those around us deepen according to our level of self-love, so remember to extend your kindness, compassion and attention to yourself too. Love prospers all today so don’t keep it all to yourself! Friday 26th November – The Empress – This is the card of the Creatrix! For me, this card links with the Goddess Yemaya. She is the Great Mother Goddess of the ocean, and she can help us to connect with our intuition and spiritual gifts. If your spider-senses are tingling today, but you’re not sure exactly where you’re being guided, getting yourself into water, or meditating on the element of water will help you find clarity. If you’re still feeling a little fragile after Tuesday’s potential challenges, a soothing salt-bath could clear your energy and restore your balance. Saturday 27th November – The Magician – Today could go either way! If you use your skills, this day will be productive and meaningful. But you need to keep your wits about you because other people may have different ideas. Be careful not to get swept up in someone else’s agenda today. There could be misunderstandings through making assumptions; but there could also be manipulation or deception at play. So maintain healthy boundaries by staying out of drama! Instead, focus your intention on staying in your lane, and staying true to yourself. Sunday 28th November – The Page of Wands – This card can bring a riot of fun and frivolity! Aligning with this archetype means exploring your passions and doing what you love today. If you haven’t done your happy dance this week, today’s the day for exactly that! Allow yourself to experience pleasure in small things today and soon you’ll find those small things have stacked up to become a mountain of pure joy! Whatever the weather, the sun is shining on you today! This concludes the revelations for our week-ahead! As always, take what resonates with you and leave the rest behind. I hope these musings will inspire you and support you on your journey to wholeness. And I hope to see you back here soon for more magickal meanderings. Have a wonderful week, be blessed, and may the stars align always in your favour! X 15th November 2021…Welcome to my cosy corner of the internet! Here, I like to cut a deck and inquire of the universe about how we (the spiritual collective), might best harness the current celestial tides and energetic influences for our greater good, and the good of all! This reading will cover the week starting from today and will look for opportunities for growth, insight, and inspiration on the path. Please take what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. X If you feel this guidance may help your friends, you can also share this page on your social media using the “share bar”! And, I send my blessings and love to all those that share my websites because it really helps me out! X And with that, let’s begin our sacred work for this week. I’ve chosen the Everyday Witch Tarot for today’s musings. It aligns with the traditional card meanings, but brings new angles and fresh vibes to the conventional archetypes. Light Energy for the Week: The dominant energetic influence that we can tap into to enhance our life experience & healing journey comes in the form of the Strength card. This card indicates opportunities to step into your power with new confidence this week. Strength isn’t about brute force; it’s about the peace, security and freedom that come from 24 carat self-belief! The universe is reminding you, you hold the keys to your kingdom! Shadow Energy for the Week: This card tells us what potential opposition we may face in connecting with our spiritual strength this week. And today this is reflected in the 3 of Wands. The 3 of Wands in shadow reminds us that if we get fixated on a specific outcome, we can create blocks to the blessings and abundance the universe is sending our way. Guard against letting your ego get tangled up with your goals this week! Allow yourself to “go with the flow”, and be open to all good things! Monday 15th November Card of the Day: The Two of Wands says today’s a good day for planning and strategizing. You’re in a good position to consider your circumstances and goals from a higher perspective. Consider the ways you might best express your strength today, and how you relate to your strength. Do you accept your power? Or do you have a tendency to give it away because you doubt yourself? Now’s a good time to look objectively at your direction, and make some course-correction if necessary. Tuesday 16th November Card of the Day: The Ace of Swords indicates that the universe is communicating with you through new ideas and a shift in your thinking. Be open to the possibilities and ready to try out something radically different. If you’ve lacked self-belief in the past, maybe now is the time to say “I’m done with being small”. Allowing yourself to take up some space in this world will renew your confidence and allow you to be who you came here to be. Wednesday 17th November Card of the Day: The Ace of Wands indicates great opportunities for success in all areas today! The Ace of Wands card tells you to seize the day because if you do, the universe will be right there with you and backing you all the way! When you act in accordance with your passionate heart, the spiritual aspect of the universe rushes to join you and support you in your ambitions and endeavours. Feel the power of a well- made choice today! Thursday 18th November Card of the Day: The Queen of Swords can be a bit withdrawn and cold. For me, this card connects with the energy of Hel: Norse Goddess of the Underworld. She is depicted as half black and half white and is sometimes called “The Piebald Goddess”. You can connect with this energy today by considering difficult and painful experiences of the past, and how they enabled you to become stronger. Thinking on the past too much isn’t a good habit! But taking the time to remind yourself of challenges you’ve overcome can boost your faith in yourself. Spend some time in meditation today if you get the chance. Friday 19th November Card of the Day: The Seven of Swords is giving us a warning! Someone around you, or someone you encounter today, isn’t being honest with you. They may try to manipulate you with half-truths, or they may insult you with all-deception. Be cautious and keep your energy protected by maintaining healthy boundaries. Good energy healing modalities to keep your defences up to scratch are: Light Sanctuary Activation and Dark Moon Mother Protection. Saturday 20th November Card of the Day: The Devil isn’t always a negative card, but because of its proximity to yesterday’s warning, it’s currently in shadow. This card warns you about trusting and relying on the wrong people. Allowing others’ influence to trump your own intuition leads to catastrophe, energy blocks, and disillusionment. You have the strength to maintain your independent spirit. You just need to believe in yourself, even if you’re around people who don’t believe in you. It may not be easy at first, but you’re a sovereign spiritual soul. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Sunday 21st November Card of the Day: The King of Pentacles brings a beautiful sense of accomplishment, satisfaction, and security to the end of the week. It’s time to sit back and relax! Enjoy the fruits of your labour over the past 7 days. Look at how you maintained your connection to your inner- strength throughout the week, even during challenges to your self-esteem, and autonomy. Today’s the day to quietly celebrate your achievements. Reward yourself for your hard work by immersing yourself in the feelings of contentment. Just for today, forget about your worries and stress, and make yourself at home in your life! I hope these words have given you some ideas for how you might best navigate the coming days. Come back soon for more mystical musings! 13th November 2021…From Monday, I’ll be changing the format of the spiritual guidance tarot readings & mystical musings! A full week-ahead spiritual guidance tarot reading for the collective will be posted each Monday. And it will include daily card draws for the whole week! That means, whenever you visit this blog, there will be guidance on harnessing the current energetic influences and celestial tides for that day ready and waiting for you! It also gives me a chance to work with the new spread I’ve created specifically for these readings. Life has settled into pure cosiness as the nights draw in and mercury descends. I’m spending more time on writing and art as I make up for all the creative inspiration I had to keep on a back burner during my website redevelopment work this year. I’m currently choreographing new TS Rituals too. I tend to make these available by invitation only to start with - a new dance ritual takes to longer to perform, so I have to work with it a while to see how it will flow. But it’s invigorating to be indulging in the most spiritually nourishing aspects of my work right now. I’m open to wherever the soul of the universe leads - in a way that I can only be when I’m focused on my sacred work. I love my life and my work! X Regular visitors will have noticed I’ve started adding new energy healing articles to Mayastar. I hope you’ll enjoy them! If you’ve not explored any of the new writings yet, may I tempt you with Psychic Protection on the Healing Journey, Maintaining a Healthy Aura, or perhaps, Best Crystals for Healing? Today’s article has some inspiration for working with Violet Flame energy. This is one of the energy healing modalities I use the most (next to Reiki, Kundalini Reiki and the Avalonian Trilogy). It’s perfect for clearing negative energy - and using Violet Flame Decrees is a potent way to create a life of alignment that accelerates your progress in magick, manifesting and meditation. I’m looking forward to sharing these beautiful energies with new students in the coming days because the Violet Flame Attunement course is currently on special offer! And now, it’s time for me to start my day proper with some temple work. This morning, I’ll be setting up attunements for an hour or so, then completing my Avalonian Trilogy Meditation. And tonight’s rune for the Yggdrasil Intensive is Perthro. I’m really looking forward to that one! Perthro was one of the last runes for me to really connect with - and because of that, I now have a special relationship with it. Blessings to you on this beautiful morning! I hope you have a great weekend, and I hope to see you back here on Monday when the first Week- Ahead Spread Spiritual Guidance Tarot Reading goes live! XXXX 10th November 2021…Having a lazy morning after some intense magickal activity last night! Almost halfway through the Samhain Portal Yggdrasil Intensive, and clients participating in this 24-day ritual have completed the first aett of the Elder Futhark. I’m participating in the Yggdrasil Intensive for my own magickal practice this year too. For me, it’s an opportunity for integration of work I’ve completed over the last 3 or 4 years – and I’m feeling the potency of the runes in new ways! Although I don’t use the runes for divination now, they are the foundation of my magickal practice in many ways. No matter where my studies and curiosity lead me, I always return to the runes to assimilate new knowledge! Now, let’s turn our attention within…it’s time to tap into our intuition and seek some guidance from the universe about how we might best navigate the coming days in order to make optimal use of the current energetic tides. I’ve chosen the Prisma Visions Tarot for today’s musings. It suits my mood because for me, this deck aligns with the Valkryie/Seidkona archetype, and that’s where my energy is most authentically expressed at this time of year. Let’s explore… Oooh! I like these vibes! The principle energy we can tap into right now is the 7 of Chalices (Cups). In this position we’re looking at the positive aspects of this card. It recommends us to be open to our imagination and creativity because the universe has guidance for us, but we really need to feel our way into it. If you enjoy creating art, indulging yourself in craft work, or occasionally daydreaming your way through the veil and into the hidden realms, now’s a good time to work with whatever techniques inspire you the most! Establish an open-hearted connection with the universe in order to receive divine inspiration. The second card offers us the key to receiving the benefits of the first card, and interestingly, this card came up in the same position a few days ago! The Page of Chalices (Cups), reminds us to be open to the promptings of the universe in our hearts. Sometimes the guidance the universe has for us comes in the form of a feeling rather than a knowing, and it’s up to us to interpret the messages. This is a bit of a skill, but it’s something you’ll get better at over time as you progress on your healing journey. Working with energy healing modalities that teach you about different energies, correspondences, and symbols (such as Planets Attunements, Ethereal Crystals, Lightworker Animal Empowerments, Run Valdr, Celtic Reiki, and Elemental Pentagram) can help you to develop your vocabulary of symbolism, and enable you to glean more information from your visions, meditations, dreams, and intuitions. If you work with a particular system of symbolism, now may be a good time to dive deeper into what the symbols of that system mean to you. And finally, the card of caution! The final card of this reading tells us what kind of challenges we might face when it comes to pursuing our healing path in the coming days. Today, this card is the 3 of Wands. In this position, this card recommends us to avoid getting fixated on a result. If you find your daydreaming and creative work inspires you to start making plans, to- do lists, and considering the practicalities, you may have wandered into the kind of mental territory that can block your creativity and spiritual explorations. If you’re getting too tied up with work and responsibility at the moment, some time dedicated to your creative and spiritual practices will help to balance things out. I hope these words have given you some ideas for how you might best capitalise on the potent celestial energies currently at play in our lives. And I wish you prosperity, peace, and progress on the path in the coming days. Come back soon for more mystical musings! 6th November 2021…It’s that time again! I have a deck in hand, and I’m ready to inquire of the universe on behalf of the collective. We’ll be exploring the current energetic influences open to us, and the potential of these to enhance the spiritual journey. I’ve chosen The Dark Mansion Tarot for today. At this time of year, I gravitate to darker imagery in my readings, and the Nightmare Before Christmas vibes are really strong in this deck! It’s a seasonal favourite. Let’s explore… The principle progressive energy we can tap into over the coming days is reflected in the 9 of Wands. This card is about protecting your energy and establishing your boundaries. This card recommends us to stay grounded in the coming days because there are liable to be challenges to your equilibrium from people around you. Complications, confusion, and miscommunication could result! This card reminds us not to overreact or get caught up in petty drama, disagreements, or all-out fights! If you’re feeling a bit “reactive” or emotional, now might be a good time to dedicate a little extra time to self- care and relaxation. Remember that it’s perfectly ok for other people to disagree with you. Agreeing to disagree is likely to be a healthier response than debate over the next few days. So pick your battles wisely, and focus on maintaining your energy by keeping your protection a little higher than usual. The second card offers us the key to accessing the promises of the first card. And today this comes in the form of the Page of Cups. This card is about tapping into your intuition and imagination. For me, this card comes up when it’s time to focus on something creative! But however this energy presents this week, it’s recommending us to tap into the heart centre as a means to maintain balance. So if you find stress or upset creeping in, set aside some time to give yourself some heart-chakra healing to help you process the emotions without acting on them immediately. And finally, the card that represents the challenges we may face in the coming days is the 10 of Wands. This card expresses the feeling of burning the candle at both ends! It’s about taking on too much, or feeling overwhelmed. If you’re feeling the weight of your responsibilities right now, this might be why you’re prone to butt heads with people around you! Focus on looking after yourself and you’ll soon be through this difficult time. I hope these words have inspired you. As always, take what resonates with you and leave the rest behind. I wish you abundance, beauty, and brilliance in all you do! And I hope you’ll come back soon for more mystical musings. 3rd November 2021…Welcome to the first mystical musings of November! Life at Mayastar HQ was pretty hectic last week – getting organised for two magickal intensives starting on the same night! The Killing Moon Intensive clears negative karmic bonds – and I make that option available every month. But at certain times of the year, the seasonal energies lend some additional potency to the ritual so the cycles that I run in alignment with the energy portals are my most popular ones. And for the Samhain Portal, I also made the Yggdrasil Intensive (which was previously only offered to regular clients that I worked with for magickal empowerment rituals) available publicly. It’s a more time-intensive ritual so it’s not one I can make available permanently, but I’m honoured to be facilitating runic empowerment for my clients this year! Awakening the runes within the energy field can awaken spiritual gifts, increase magickal power, and effect healing. I’ve worked with the runes for over 30 years, and in that time they’ve expanded in my psyche to form a comprehensive framework for my magickal and divination work. But they’ve also initiated deeper connections with the gods and other divine beings for me, enhanced my spell-crafting, and inspired my artwork! So it’s always exciting to work with people who are similarly called to spiritual or magickal empowerment, knowing that the runes may become a similar source of power for them. Today, I’ve chosen the Deviant Moon Tarot to elucidate the current energetic tides. We’ll be looking at the key influences to our spiritual landscape, and uncovering the possibilities for maximising our benefit by using them effectively. Let’s explore… This could be your week for getting things done! The principle energy we can tap into for the purpose of progressing the healing journey is reflected in the archetype of The Emperor. The Emperor is all about increasing your sphere of influence, making plans, and executing them effectively. There’s a lot of vitality around the Emperor and he’s motivated by his fiery will; he deliberately stokes his excitement to enhance his determination and discipline. This card is all about being the master of all you survey! Connecting with the Emperor energy could be as simple as writing a to-do list, but following through with the magickal act of actually ticking off every item on the list! Seeing things through is the name of the game this week. The second card offers us an opportunity to use the influence of the first card to its best effect. Today, this comes in the form of the 4 of Cups. The 4 of Cups is a bit of a depressing card. It’s about not appreciating what you have, and not seeing clearly because you’re emotionally invested in focusing on lack and limitation. This card is all about a lack of motivation! If there’s any area in your life that you’re avoiding dealing with, this card tells you that dealing with it now by connecting with the conquering power of the Emperor is a good idea! Fronting out something you’ve been procrastinating over, whether it’s applying for a new job, cleaning the house, or starting a healthy eating plan, will be the making of you! If there’s a part of you that feels unequal to the task, remember the Emperor within you says otherwise. You can most definitely do this. And when you do, you’ll also be bolstering your self-belief, self-esteem, and personal power! And finally, the card that indicates the potential hazards we might face in pursuing our development in the coming days is the 3 of Wands. This isn’t a negative card, but in this shadowy position it cautions us against fixating on a particular outcome. Perhaps your procrastination has been caused because you’re too much of a perfectionist in a particular area? For example, perhaps you want to take up running, but you have it in your head that you can’t do that until you lose 20lbs because it could damage your knees, and also, they don’t make the really nice leggings in your size at the moment. Giving yourself conditions because you have a fixed idea of how things “should” look can block you from getting started. There’s nothing to stop the person in the example above from deciding to buy the decent leggings later, wear what they’ve got for now, and start their fitness routine by walking instead of running! If you’ve been getting into your own way and blocking yourself from doing what you want to do, it’s time to rock with that Emperor energy because the universe says you can surprise yourself with your progress right now…if you choose to! I hope these words have ignited your passion, inspired your vision, and given you some ideas! Enjoy the rest of your week, and I’ll see you back here soon for more mystical musings! X October 2021 Musings... September 2021 Musings... August 2021 Musings... July 2021 Musings... June 2021 Musings... May 2021 Musings... April 2021 Musings... March 2021 Musings...
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November 2021 Musings... Solstice Portal Transformational Intensive Killing Moon Karmic Reversal Special Offer 5 Ways to Increase Your Intuition by Maya Ocean of Intuition 3rd Eye Activation Offer Deviant Art Gallery - Updated In December 29th November 2021…I’m getting excited about my plans for 2022! Regular visitors may recall, I spend about 2 months of the year deciding how I will navigate the other 10. It’s my “hibernation” period and runs from Samhain to the Winter Solstice/New Year. I usually begin by reflecting on the previous 10 months and gaining a perspective that helps me appreciate my progress. I look at the challenges and setbacks, and consider what I learnt. And I wait for the 24-carat ideas that will inspire my future to come to me! This hibernation period has been really creative for me. I feel like I’ve been sowing seeds of possibility every day, and building up a sense of my direction for 2022. I don’t know if everyone runs their life like it’s a business – but I certainly feel like between Samhain and Winter Solstice, I “do my accounts” for my life! When I set out my strategy for the future. I never set anything in stone; I always leave enough space for the Universe to guide me, and enough space for me to respond by adapting my dance through the days to express those sacred shifts. Anyway…to help you with your plans, let’s explore the constantly evolving energetic influences through the medium of the tarot. We’ll be looking at the currents we can tap into and use to our benefit over the coming week. And I hope you’ll get some ideas and inspiration for how you might best capitalise on them to progress your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Tarot of Mystical Moments for today’s musings… The dominant energetic tide that we can tap this week, with a view to progressing spiritual growth and promoting wholeness, is the High Priestess. This resonates strongly with Mayastar this week because the current special offer is for the Ocean of Intuition 3rd Eye Activation – which perfectly suits this card! The High Priestess energy reminds us to connect with our intuition and be open to guidance from the Universe. (Read my article 5 Ways to Increase Your Intuition). Your intuition allows you to stay connected to the spiritual aspects of life in order to receive feedback, guidance and insight on a subtle level. This week, listen to your intuition! If you get “good-vibes” or “bad feelings” about something, entertain the idea that your intuition is trying to communicate an important message to you. The card that represents the opposition we are most likely to face this week is the 10 of Wands. This card expresses that point where you’ve transitioned from being on top of your game, to being a bit overwhelmed by it all! Be careful not to overcommit yourself this week because burnout’s a possibility! If you can, it’s a good idea to set aside a day for doing nothing. And if you can’t set a whole day aside, how about setting aside an hour to do nothing each day? When that window of time for doing nothing comes around, you may find you prefer to meditate, do a few yoga stretches, read a book, or take a nap. How might your life change if you build in some “time outs” for yourself? It could be an idea worth experimenting with! And now we move to the daily cards. These cards look at the shifting energies that will be most present and potent each day. As always, take what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. Monday 29th November 2021…Page of Wands. You’re buzzing with potential and new paths are opening up. If you’re starting something new, channel your passion & focus on your goals. Your energy is attracting the beneficence of the Universe! Hold your intentions firmly because things are about to take off! Tuesday 30th November 2021…Ten of Pentacles. You’re connected to the world & the people in it. You’re connected by blood, love, and spirit. Spending time in nature or with animals would be great ways to bring the blessings of the 10 of Pentacles into your life today! Wednesday 1st December 2021…King of Pentacles. The King of Pentacles energy tells us that yesterday’s earthiness is still with us. Today, tapping into grounding frequencies will help you to integrate inspiration & come up with great ideas. You have the determination & diligence to make things happen today. The challenge will be to listen to your intuition, while keeping yourself rooted. Thursday 2nd December 2021…Wheel of Fortune. Things are about to take a turn for the better. Good fortune, abundance & happiness abound! Align with the Universe by setting out positive affirmations & inspire yourself with optimistic thoughts. What you’re putting out is returning to you. Mindfully sowing seeds of love & light will bring a rewarding harvest. Friday 3rd December 2021…3 of Pentacles. In matters of practicality, two heads are better than one today. The Universe can impart important guidance through those around us, so pay attention to input, ideas & information! If you’re seeking support or help with a new project, learning something new, or seeking the advice of an expert will strengthen your position. Your progress is assured! Saturday 4th December 2021…7 of Swords. This card recommends you to do things differently today. You are the sacred rebel! The promise of new possibilities can be unlocked by bucking the trend, flipping the script, or changing your mind. Do something you didn’t expect yourself to do today and you’ll be growing and glowing before the day’s out! Sunday 5th December 2021… King of Swords. Integrity comes from doing what’s right, even if no-one’s watching. It also comes from saying what’s right, even if no- one’s listening. Guard against nasty, negative and nihilistic words whether they’re spoken out-loud or to yourself in your mind. Awakening the King of Swords within allows you replace them with proclamations of progress, prosperity and peace. It’s been a pleasure to read for you this morning X I hope these words have inspired you. You can now receive daily spiritual guidance posts by following me on your preferred social media platform: www.facebook.com/annalouisemay.muse www.facebook.com/mayastaracademy www.twitter.com/mayastar www.annalouisemay.tumblr.com www.pinterest.com/alm_mayastar www.instagram.com/annalouisemay I wish you a magnificent week! May the stars align always in your favour. Come back soon for more mystical musings. X 22nd November 2021…Welcome to my cosy corner of the internet; or welcome back, if you’ve spent some time with me before! I hope today’s visit finds you enjoying the deep healing potential of the recent lunar eclipse. For me, this week the celestial energies aligned perfectly with my menstrual cycle and the scheduled start of a new Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive, which is always excellent for potent magick! Accordingly, I’ve spent a lot of extra time in The Temple where I’m working on new rituals, and enhancing aspects of existing ones. My spells and workings are dynamic in that they evolve over time. The more I work with them, the more I am able to perfect and refine the process. The flow of the dance becomes increasingly powerful over time as it becomes more and more a part of me. Once those workings reach the point that there’s no separation between me and the energy I’m channelling, I extend the opportunity for energetic re-weaving, and shaping for magickal change to my customers. You can always be assured the spells and rituals I perform for you have been perfected and enhanced through hours of dedicated practice! My temple work is always an adventure for me and my clients, so this period of intensive work has been been deeply inspirational. But today, we’re here to explore the energetic influences we can expect to encounter over the next 7 days. This reading will look at the week ahead, and elucidate the celestial tides so that we can uncover ideas for how best to work with natural forces to prosper our lives, progress our spiritual journey, and positively impact our happiness. Today I’ve chosen to work with the Ceccoli Tarot. I adore the art-style – but this deck has been put together perfectly from pre- existing artwork in my opinion! It includes depth, darkness and humour; it’s cute and sweet, and kinda twisted at the same time. I always resonate strongly with these cards! Let’s explore… First impressions for this week’s reading are “Wow!” and a quick burst of my happy dance! The dominant energies that we can tap into this week for the purpose of enhancement, enlightenment, and energy- work are reflected in the King of Pentacles. This was the final card of last week’s spread so it looks like those energies are set to continue and gain potency over the coming days. The King of Pentacles in this deck expresses the Taurus energy, which was tied to the lunar-eclipse on the 19th. So this is confirmation that the portal of the lunar- eclipse (which was the longest in 580 years!) is still making waves and providing us with new opportunities. This energy may be translated into security, home, warmth and strengthened family connections. It may also provide opportunities to connect with our ancestors on a deeper level for spiritual support and guidance. If you’ve been feeling a bit unsettled, these earth-centred energies can help you to find some stability and grounding. The good news is only just beginning! Because the card that represents the shadow-energies that are most influential right now indicates there’s nothing for us to be concerned about energetically this week! In fact, this might be the best week for starting something new, making a wish, or elevating your goals. There’s more possible in this universe right now than you’re giving it credit for! Things could turn out so much better than you’re imagining! This is the power and potential of the 9 of Cups. It is one of my favourite cards in all decks because it reminds us that the only thing stopping you, is your belief in your limitations. Make a wish with an open heart & it could very well manifest in ways that surpass your hope. The universe doesn’t share your limiting beliefs. So if you can find the courage, curiosity, and confidence to step out of your comfort zone a little, you might be blown away by the doors a little self-belief can open for you this week. Now, we’ll look at the daily cards for the coming 7 days. These cards look at the energies we can choose to align with in order to harness the rewards of the first two cards. Monday 22nd November – Strength – This Strength card conveys a different aspect of Strength to that reflected in the traditional tarot. This card is more about not allowing obstacles to derail our plans but retain our focus and determination. Don’t be afraid to exercise your rights and maintain your boundaries by saying “no” to things you don’t want to do today. You’re in the driving seat of your life today, so it’s an excellent day for seeing to business, getting things done, and finding solutions & strategies to any problems you’ve been keeping on a back-burner lately. Tuesday 23rd November – 5 of Swords – This card indicates potential sources of stress, aggravation, and conflict today. This card guides us to be careful about what we say or do in response to those difficult emotions because acting rashly will lead to recrimination and regret. If you have to spend time around someone who antagonises your energy today, focusing on keeping your energy-field protected can help you to avoid some of that energetic clash. Archangel Gabriel’s Empath Encoding, Violet Flame, or Dark Moon Mother Protection would all be good options. Wednesday 24th November – Page of Swords – This card relates to the Runic Pillar of Thornaz for me. It reflects the path of spiritual growth, evolution, and learning through experience. Be open to inspiration from your higher-self today because guidance to progress your spiritual path is in the offing. This may come through ideas, feelings, dreams or visions – so make sure you pay attention! Sometimes we resist the gaining of wisdom because we’re too busy looking outside of ourselves for answers, so today, inquire within. Thursday 25th November – The Lovers – Today could be the day for romance! But it could also be the day for connecting with friends and family, or sharing a deep experience with someone you love. Our relationships with those around us deepen according to our level of self-love, so remember to extend your kindness, compassion and attention to yourself too. Love prospers all today so don’t keep it all to yourself! Friday 26th November – The Empress – This is the card of the Creatrix! For me, this card links with the Goddess Yemaya. She is the Great Mother Goddess of the ocean, and she can help us to connect with our intuition and spiritual gifts. If your spider-senses are tingling today, but you’re not sure exactly where you’re being guided, getting yourself into water, or meditating on the element of water will help you find clarity. If you’re still feeling a little fragile after Tuesday’s potential challenges, a soothing salt-bath could clear your energy and restore your balance. Saturday 27th November – The Magician – Today could go either way! If you use your skills, this day will be productive and meaningful. But you need to keep your wits about you because other people may have different ideas. Be careful not to get swept up in someone else’s agenda today. There could be misunderstandings through making assumptions; but there could also be manipulation or deception at play. So maintain healthy boundaries by staying out of drama! Instead, focus your intention on staying in your lane, and staying true to yourself. Sunday 28th November – The Page of Wands – This card can bring a riot of fun and frivolity! Aligning with this archetype means exploring your passions and doing what you love today. If you haven’t done your happy dance this week, today’s the day for exactly that! Allow yourself to experience pleasure in small things today and soon you’ll find those small things have stacked up to become a mountain of pure joy! Whatever the weather, the sun is shining on you today! This concludes the revelations for our week- ahead! As always, take what resonates with you and leave the rest behind. I hope these musings will inspire you and support you on your journey to wholeness. And I hope to see you back here soon for more magickal meanderings. Have a wonderful week, be blessed, and may the stars align always in your favour! X 15th November 2021…Welcome to my cosy corner of the internet! Here, I like to cut a deck and inquire of the universe about how we (the spiritual collective), might best harness the current celestial tides and energetic influences for our greater good, and the good of all! This reading will cover the week starting from today and will look for opportunities for growth, insight, and inspiration on the path. Please take what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. X If you feel this guidance may help your friends, you can also share this page on your social media using the “share bar”! And, I send my blessings and love to all those that share my websites because it really helps me out! X And with that, let’s begin our sacred work for this week. I’ve chosen the Everyday Witch Tarot for today’s musings. It aligns with the traditional card meanings, but brings new angles and fresh vibes to the conventional archetypes. Light Energy for the Week: The dominant energetic influence that we can tap into to enhance our life experience & healing journey comes in the form of the Strength card. This card indicates opportunities to step into your power with new confidence this week. Strength isn’t about brute force; it’s about the peace, security and freedom that come from 24 carat self-belief! The universe is reminding you, you hold the keys to your kingdom! Shadow Energy for the Week: This card tells us what potential opposition we may face in connecting with our spiritual strength this week. And today this is reflected in the 3 of Wands. The 3 of Wands in shadow reminds us that if we get fixated on a specific outcome, we can create blocks to the blessings and abundance the universe is sending our way. Guard against letting your ego get tangled up with your goals this week! Allow yourself to “go with the flow”, and be open to all good things! Monday 15th November Card of the Day: The Two of Wands says today’s a good day for planning and strategizing. You’re in a good position to consider your circumstances and goals from a higher perspective. Consider the ways you might best express your strength today, and how you relate to your strength. Do you accept your power? Or do you have a tendency to give it away because you doubt yourself? Now’s a good time to look objectively at your direction, and make some course-correction if necessary. Tuesday 16th November Card of the Day: The Ace of Swords indicates that the universe is communicating with you through new ideas and a shift in your thinking. Be open to the possibilities and ready to try out something radically different. If you’ve lacked self-belief in the past, maybe now is the time to say “I’m done with being small”. Allowing yourself to take up some space in this world will renew your confidence and allow you to be who you came here to be. Wednesday 17th November Card of the Day: The Ace of Wands indicates great opportunities for success in all areas today! The Ace of Wands card tells you to seize the day because if you do, the universe will be right there with you and backing you all the way! When you act in accordance with your passionate heart, the spiritual aspect of the universe rushes to join you and support you in your ambitions and endeavours. Feel the power of a well-made choice today! Thursday 18th November Card of the Day: The Queen of Swords can be a bit withdrawn and cold. For me, this card connects with the energy of Hel: Norse Goddess of the Underworld. She is depicted as half black and half white and is sometimes called “The Piebald Goddess”. You can connect with this energy today by considering difficult and painful experiences of the past, and how they enabled you to become stronger. Thinking on the past too much isn’t a good habit! But taking the time to remind yourself of challenges you’ve overcome can boost your faith in yourself. Spend some time in meditation today if you get the chance. Friday 19th November Card of the Day: The Seven of Swords is giving us a warning! Someone around you, or someone you encounter today, isn’t being honest with you. They may try to manipulate you with half- truths, or they may insult you with all- deception. Be cautious and keep your energy protected by maintaining healthy boundaries. Good energy healing modalities to keep your defences up to scratch are: Light Sanctuary Activation and Dark Moon Mother Protection. Saturday 20th November Card of the Day: The Devil isn’t always a negative card, but because of its proximity to yesterday’s warning, it’s currently in shadow. This card warns you about trusting and relying on the wrong people. Allowing others’ influence to trump your own intuition leads to catastrophe, energy blocks, and disillusionment. You have the strength to maintain your independent spirit. You just need to believe in yourself, even if you’re around people who don’t believe in you. It may not be easy at first, but you’re a sovereign spiritual soul. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! Sunday 21st November Card of the Day: The King of Pentacles brings a beautiful sense of accomplishment, satisfaction, and security to the end of the week. It’s time to sit back and relax! Enjoy the fruits of your labour over the past 7 days. Look at how you maintained your connection to your inner-strength throughout the week, even during challenges to your self-esteem, and autonomy. Today’s the day to quietly celebrate your achievements. Reward yourself for your hard work by immersing yourself in the feelings of contentment. Just for today, forget about your worries and stress, and make yourself at home in your life! I hope these words have given you some ideas for how you might best navigate the coming days. Come back soon for more mystical musings! 13th November 2021…From Monday, I’ll be changing the format of the spiritual guidance tarot readings & mystical musings! A full week-ahead spiritual guidance tarot reading for the collective will be posted each Monday. And it will include daily card draws for the whole week! That means, whenever you visit this blog, there will be guidance on harnessing the current energetic influences and celestial tides for that day ready and waiting for you! It also gives me a chance to work with the new spread I’ve created specifically for these readings. Life has settled into pure cosiness as the nights draw in and mercury descends. I’m spending more time on writing and art as I make up for all the creative inspiration I had to keep on a back burner during my website redevelopment work this year. I’m currently choreographing new TS Rituals too. I tend to make these available by invitation only to start with - a new dance ritual takes to longer to perform, so I have to work with it a while to see how it will flow. But it’s invigorating to be indulging in the most spiritually nourishing aspects of my work right now. I’m open to wherever the soul of the universe leads - in a way that I can only be when I’m focused on my sacred work. I love my life and my work! X Regular visitors will have noticed I’ve started adding new energy healing articles to Mayastar. I hope you’ll enjoy them! If you’ve not explored any of the new writings yet, may I tempt you with Psychic Protection on the Healing Journey, Maintaining a Healthy Aura, or perhaps, Best Crystals for Healing? Today’s article has some inspiration for working with Violet Flame energy. This is one of the energy healing modalities I use the most (next to Reiki, Kundalini Reiki and the Avalonian Trilogy). It’s perfect for clearing negative energy - and using Violet Flame Decrees is a potent way to create a life of alignment that accelerates your progress in magick, manifesting and meditation. I’m looking forward to sharing these beautiful energies with new students in the coming days because the Violet Flame Attunement course is currently on special offer! And now, it’s time for me to start my day proper with some temple work. This morning, I’ll be setting up attunements for an hour or so, then completing my Avalonian Trilogy Meditation. And tonight’s rune for the Yggdrasil Intensive is Perthro. I’m really looking forward to that one! Perthro was one of the last runes for me to really connect with - and because of that, I now have a special relationship with it. Blessings to you on this beautiful morning! I hope you have a great weekend, and I hope to see you back here on Monday when the first Week-Ahead Spread Spiritual Guidance Tarot Reading goes live! XXXX 10th November 2021…Having a lazy morning after some intense magickal activity last night! Almost halfway through the Samhain Portal Yggdrasil Intensive, and clients participating in this 24-day ritual have completed the first aett of the Elder Futhark. I’m participating in the Yggdrasil Intensive for my own magickal practice this year too. For me, it’s an opportunity for integration of work I’ve completed over the last 3 or 4 years – and I’m feeling the potency of the runes in new ways! Although I don’t use the runes for divination now, they are the foundation of my magickal practice in many ways. No matter where my studies and curiosity lead me, I always return to the runes to assimilate new knowledge! Now, let’s turn our attention within…it’s time to tap into our intuition and seek some guidance from the universe about how we might best navigate the coming days in order to make optimal use of the current energetic tides. I’ve chosen the Prisma Visions Tarot for today’s musings. It suits my mood because for me, this deck aligns with the Valkryie/Seidkona archetype, and that’s where my energy is most authentically expressed at this time of year. Let’s explore… Oooh! I like these vibes! The principle energy we can tap into right now is the 7 of Chalices (Cups). In this position we’re looking at the positive aspects of this card. It recommends us to be open to our imagination and creativity because the universe has guidance for us, but we really need to feel our way into it. If you enjoy creating art, indulging yourself in craft work, or occasionally daydreaming your way through the veil and into the hidden realms, now’s a good time to work with whatever techniques inspire you the most! Establish an open-hearted connection with the universe in order to receive divine inspiration. The second card offers us the key to receiving the benefits of the first card, and interestingly, this card came up in the same position a few days ago! The Page of Chalices (Cups), reminds us to be open to the promptings of the universe in our hearts. Sometimes the guidance the universe has for us comes in the form of a feeling rather than a knowing, and it’s up to us to interpret the messages. This is a bit of a skill, but it’s something you’ll get better at over time as you progress on your healing journey. Working with energy healing modalities that teach you about different energies, correspondences, and symbols (such as Planets Attunements, Ethereal Crystals, Lightworker Animal Empowerments, Run Valdr, Celtic Reiki, and Elemental Pentagram) can help you to develop your vocabulary of symbolism, and enable you to glean more information from your visions, meditations, dreams, and intuitions. If you work with a particular system of symbolism, now may be a good time to dive deeper into what the symbols of that system mean to you. And finally, the card of caution! The final card of this reading tells us what kind of challenges we might face when it comes to pursuing our healing path in the coming days. Today, this card is the 3 of Wands. In this position, this card recommends us to avoid getting fixated on a result. If you find your daydreaming and creative work inspires you to start making plans, to-do lists, and considering the practicalities, you may have wandered into the kind of mental territory that can block your creativity and spiritual explorations. If you’re getting too tied up with work and responsibility at the moment, some time dedicated to your creative and spiritual practices will help to balance things out. I hope these words have given you some ideas for how you might best capitalise on the potent celestial energies currently at play in our lives. And I wish you prosperity, peace, and progress on the path in the coming days. Come back soon for more mystical musings! 6th November 2021…It’s that time again! I have a deck in hand, and I’m ready to inquire of the universe on behalf of the collective. We’ll be exploring the current energetic influences open to us, and the potential of these to enhance the spiritual journey. I’ve chosen The Dark Mansion Tarot for today. At this time of year, I gravitate to darker imagery in my readings, and the Nightmare Before Christmas vibes are really strong in this deck! It’s a seasonal favourite. Let’s explore… The principle progressive energy we can tap into over the coming days is reflected in the 9 of Wands. This card is about protecting your energy and establishing your boundaries. This card recommends us to stay grounded in the coming days because there are liable to be challenges to your equilibrium from people around you. Complications, confusion, and miscommunication could result! This card reminds us not to overreact or get caught up in petty drama, disagreements, or all-out fights! If you’re feeling a bit “reactive” or emotional, now might be a good time to dedicate a little extra time to self-care and relaxation. Remember that it’s perfectly ok for other people to disagree with you. Agreeing to disagree is likely to be a healthier response than debate over the next few days. So pick your battles wisely, and focus on maintaining your energy by keeping your protection a little higher than usual. The second card offers us the key to accessing the promises of the first card. And today this comes in the form of the Page of Cups. This card is about tapping into your intuition and imagination. For me, this card comes up when it’s time to focus on something creative! But however this energy presents this week, it’s recommending us to tap into the heart centre as a means to maintain balance. So if you find stress or upset creeping in, set aside some time to give yourself some heart-chakra healing to help you process the emotions without acting on them immediately. And finally, the card that represents the challenges we may face in the coming days is the 10 of Wands. This card expresses the feeling of burning the candle at both ends! It’s about taking on too much, or feeling overwhelmed. If you’re feeling the weight of your responsibilities right now, this might be why you’re prone to butt heads with people around you! Focus on looking after yourself and you’ll soon be through this difficult time. I hope these words have inspired you. As always, take what resonates with you and leave the rest behind. I wish you abundance, beauty, and brilliance in all you do! And I hope you’ll come back soon for more mystical musings. 3rd November 2021…Welcome to the first mystical musings of November! Life at Mayastar HQ was pretty hectic last week – getting organised for two magickal intensives starting on the same night! The Killing Moon Intensive clears negative karmic bonds – and I make that option available every month. But at certain times of the year, the seasonal energies lend some additional potency to the ritual so the cycles that I run in alignment with the energy portals are my most popular ones. And for the Samhain Portal, I also made the Yggdrasil Intensive (which was previously only offered to regular clients that I worked with for magickal empowerment rituals) available publicly. It’s a more time-intensive ritual so it’s not one I can make available permanently, but I’m honoured to be facilitating runic empowerment for my clients this year! Awakening the runes within the energy field can awaken spiritual gifts, increase magickal power, and effect healing. I’ve worked with the runes for over 30 years, and in that time they’ve expanded in my psyche to form a comprehensive framework for my magickal and divination work. But they’ve also initiated deeper connections with the gods and other divine beings for me, enhanced my spell-crafting, and inspired my artwork! So it’s always exciting to work with people who are similarly called to spiritual or magickal empowerment, knowing that the runes may become a similar source of power for them. Today, I’ve chosen the Deviant Moon Tarot to elucidate the current energetic tides. We’ll be looking at the key influences to our spiritual landscape, and uncovering the possibilities for maximising our benefit by using them effectively. Let’s explore… This could be your week for getting things done! The principle energy we can tap into for the purpose of progressing the healing journey is reflected in the archetype of The Emperor. The Emperor is all about increasing your sphere of influence, making plans, and executing them effectively. There’s a lot of vitality around the Emperor and he’s motivated by his fiery will; he deliberately stokes his excitement to enhance his determination and discipline. This card is all about being the master of all you survey! Connecting with the Emperor energy could be as simple as writing a to-do list, but following through with the magickal act of actually ticking off every item on the list! Seeing things through is the name of the game this week. The second card offers us an opportunity to use the influence of the first card to its best effect. Today, this comes in the form of the 4 of Cups. The 4 of Cups is a bit of a depressing card. It’s about not appreciating what you have, and not seeing clearly because you’re emotionally invested in focusing on lack and limitation. This card is all about a lack of motivation! If there’s any area in your life that you’re avoiding dealing with, this card tells you that dealing with it now by connecting with the conquering power of the Emperor is a good idea! Fronting out something you’ve been procrastinating over, whether it’s applying for a new job, cleaning the house, or starting a healthy eating plan, will be the making of you! If there’s a part of you that feels unequal to the task, remember the Emperor within you says otherwise. You can most definitely do this. And when you do, you’ll also be bolstering your self-belief, self- esteem, and personal power! And finally, the card that indicates the potential hazards we might face in pursuing our development in the coming days is the 3 of Wands. This isn’t a negative card, but in this shadowy position it cautions us against fixating on a particular outcome. Perhaps your procrastination has been caused because you’re too much of a perfectionist in a particular area? For example, perhaps you want to take up running, but you have it in your head that you can’t do that until you lose 20lbs because it could damage your knees, and also, they don’t make the really nice leggings in your size at the moment. Giving yourself conditions because you have a fixed idea of how things “should” look can block you from getting started. There’s nothing to stop the person in the example above from deciding to buy the decent leggings later, wear what they’ve got for now, and start their fitness routine by walking instead of running! If you’ve been getting into your own way and blocking yourself from doing what you want to do, it’s time to rock with that Emperor energy because the universe says you can surprise yourself with your progress right now…if you choose to! I hope these words have ignited your passion, inspired your vision, and given you some ideas! Enjoy the rest of your week, and I’ll see you back here soon for more mystical musings! X October 2021 Musings... September 2021 Musings... August 2021 Musings... July 2021 Musings... June 2021 Musings... May 2021 Musings... April 2021 Musings... March 2021 Musings...