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June 2021 Musings... 30th June 2021…I hope this blog update finds you well! All is flourishing in my little bohemian heaven right now! I’ve got into a really balanced routine of doing general work in the morning, and enjoying creative pursuits in the afternoon. I’m working on a couple of mantra songs with my guitar and I’m tentatively considering uploading them to YouTube at some point this year; though I need to wait until I’ve got all the website work completed because that’s a priority! So that may be something to look forward to! But in the meantime, let’s inquire of the tarot and find out what’s in store over the coming days. I’ve choosing the Dark Mansion Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance reading for the collective. It’s a gothic-style deck with real “Nightmare Before Christmas” vibes (a bit like me!) Let’s explore… The dominant energy influencing us at this time is represented by the Temperance card. This reflects a period of balance and calm – something we’re all in need of after the exciting & revelatory energies of the combined Solstice Portal & Strawberry Supermoon! This is a period for healing, relaxation, grounding and assimilation. The energy is offering us an opportunity to get back in touch with ourselves and fully digest our recent experiences. Did the intense lunar energies have you questioning your sanity? Did they hyper-sensitise your triggers? Were your dreams strangely vivid and disturbing or confusing? Now’s the time to sit with yourself and see what you learnt about yourself during the celestial turbulance! The second card offers us the key to bringing through the most progressive opportunities available from the current energetic landscape and this comes in the form of the Judgement card. This card emphasises aspects of the first in its apocalyptic potential. If the idea of an apocalypse conjures up images of zombie invasions & extreme end-of-the-world scenarios, don’t worry! That’s not what we’re going for here. We’re looking at the potential for making a change in direction. As we work through recent experiences, we’re called to consider our options dispassionately and realistically. Something we couldn’t do while our emotions were stirred up by the fluctuations in the flow of energy. If the dance of the stars exerted what felt like a negative influence on you, now’s a good time to look at your life and see if you can make a change that will prevent a repeat. Look at the past and consider the steps that led you to this point. And using your insight and intuition, reflect on the path you wish to take from here. Perhaps you don’t have a destination (destiny) in mind. Don’t worry! You don’t need one! You can’t decide what the future holds, but you can decide how you will approach it. Maybe you can change your focus so that rather than react to life, you respond to life. The final card expresses the shadow energies that might block us from the potent promise of the first two cards, and today the 8 of Cups cautions us against ignoring our feelings or failing to meet our responsibility to ourselves by not addressing any emotional upset we experienced over the last few weeks. The opportunity for healing and spiritual growth is available but we need to face the reality and sit with our feelings (especially the painful ones) because they will point us in the direction of places we need to give ourselves healing. Listen to your heart - and be kind to yourself! These cards powerfully express the qualities of the energetic tides we’re currently plumbing! For myself, I’ve been working a great deal with Lemurian and Oceanic energies over the past couple of months. I try to set up special offers for courses I feel reflect the current energies best and allow spirit to guide me in the timing of those special offers. And this week the Ethereal Crystals Healing Course is the special offer course. And it’s the perfect system for the Temperance energy! Crystals combine high frequency energies with those of the earth and this makes them very accessible and powerful for healing the human energy field because we also combine those energetic frequencies! I use the Ethereal Crystals system mostly during ritual work but I think I’ll use it for my daily healing practice over the coming days. I think a series of crystal grids (Rose Quartz, Citrine & Amethyst – the crystal energies I work with most!) over the coming days will be the perfect practice to harness this healing window! Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll see you back here on Saturday for more mystical musings! 29th June 2021…Welcome to my latest musings! This is an additional post rather than one of my tarot guidance for the collective posts, but there are so many updates that I thought I’d put it all together in one place! I’ve been having a very productive week so far. I’ve made progress on the Mayastar website redevelopment; and although I’m still not far enough into the workload to be able to set myself a realistic deadline, it’s very motivating to see things taking shape. I end up going down many rabbit holes looking for snippets of code I can use to make it easier for people to share my site on Facebook and things like that. But when it’s all done, it’s going to be fantastic! The new site will be as easy to navigate as Maya Muses & the Maya Magickal website (which I finished earlier this year!). There are a number of courses that won’t be transferred to the new website though. These can still be purchased from the Mayastar site until the redeveloped website goes live, from the Archive Menu. At this stage, I think I’m maybe a 3rd of the way through the work – so you have at least a couple of months to buy from that list if anything interests you. I’ve also been hearing from customers about the new facility PayPal have implemented. My checkout process for Mayastar Academy and Maya Magickal Spells are both through PayPal; and now, if you have an account in good-standing with PayPal, you can choose to pay for applicable orders in monthly instalments! The arrangement is with PayPal so it’s not something I offer, but something PayPal offer to customers that have PayPal accounts. The added flexibility can be a real bonus because it allows people to make larger purchases and budget for them. The option isn’t available for Personalised Packages though. The Personalised Package Discount is applied to orders of 3 or more options if you email me with your order. The discount is calculated at 20% for 3 or more options; 25% for 6 or more; and 30% for 10 or more. On receipt of your order, I send a PayPal invoice reflecting the relevant discount so that you can pay securely online. But this discount only applies for orders paid for in one lump sum, so if you wish to pay in monthly instalments, you can’t benefit from that particular discount in combination with the flexible PayPal payment plan. However, you can purchase fixed packages such as the Banishing & Blessing Tantric Shamanic Ritual Intensive, the Lightworker Energy Healer Package, or Reiki Energy Healer Advanced Diploma Package (or any of the Energy Healer and Advanced Diploma packages; you can find them all listed on the individual “Course Category Menus” on the right-hand side of the Mayastar website). These fixed packages reflect significant discounts, and if you qualify, you can pay in monthly instalments through PayPal too! I’m really impressed with the way PayPal has developed and evolved to consider the needs of their customers. My checkout has always been through PayPal & I’ve stuck with them because they really support their merchants too. But I never imagined people would be able to get convenient payment arrangements when buying from me but with PayPal doing all the administration! Absolutely fantastic for me and absolutely fantastic for my customers too! Additionally, I want to thank all of you that have engaged with my social media posts on the Mayastar Facebook Page, ALM – Mystic, Muse & Artist Facebook Page & Instagram since I reactivated them and started posting regularly again earlier this year! Your support & interest means a lot to me and I appreciate every like and comment! All engagement boosts my ranking with the algorithms and gets my posts seen more often. This means more people visit my websites, learn new skills, find healing & opportunities for personal and spiritual development. That’s what I’m here for! So I really appreciate those that engage with me through all my online channels. THANK YOU! NOTE: I also post regularly to Tumblr, DeviantArt, Mayastar Twitter, ALM Twitter & LinkedIn, so if you use those sites, I hope to see you there! And don’t forget to stay up to date with my mystical musings and spiritual guidance tarot readings for the collective, every Wednesday & Saturday by coming back here! Enjoy a wonderful day & I wish you goodness, greatness, brilliance and beauty in all you do! <3 26th June 2021…Congratulations on finding your way to a new Maya Muses blog! Here, I offer spiritual guidance for the collective through tarot readings, every Wednesday and Saturday. It’s my intention that you find this guidance when it applies to you and when it will assist you most profoundly. If my words vibe with you and inspire your spirit, take them with you! But leave behind anything that doesn’t feel like it speaks to your soul. Today I’ll be drawing from the Black Cats Tarot. This is another Rider-Waite- Smith-based deck from Lo Scarabeo, but with all the characters depicted as cats! It sounds like it might be quite a frivolous and fun deck but it actually conveys real depth and mystery. I find it to be a very well-balanced deck with some original takes on traditional themes…just the way I like it! Let’s explore… The Page of Cups recommends us to be open to the communications of our higher self right now; listen to your intuition because it’s providing you with guidance and new ideas that will support you in your spiritual goals. Look for symbols that repeat themselves in your dreams and meditations over the next few days as these could provide you with new direction. Pay particular attention to the feeling of energy in the heart-chakra centre – if you find your energy contracting around certain people or in certain places, it may indicate areas for change or places in your life that you need to set up some healthier boundaries. But most importantly, trust yourself and explore your intuition because it’s your spiritual sat-nav! The second card offers us the opportunity to dive deeper into the energies of the first card; today this comes in the form of the Judgement card. This card represents a reckoning, the end of a cycle, or the beginning of a new one. It’s about moving forward and letting go of the shackles of past ways of being. Sometimes, it’s just about tying up the loose ends so the past doesn’t follow you all the way into next week. The key to a life of progress, growth and success is to adapt and through the Judgement card energy, we’re encouraged to let go of what doesn’t serve us in order to make way for a better life. If you can stay conscious of your direction, the changes and choices you make will steer you ever closer to your divine energetic blueprint & a meaninfully authentic life. I also draw a card to see impediments and challenges we may face in manifesting the promises of the first card, however, today this card is the Sun card! The fun, frivalous & fantastical energies of the Sun card reveal no obstacles to our satisfaction, success and spiritual-growth right now! This card also indicates great potential for experiences of joy, contentment and healing. If you feel moved to capitalise on the current energetic opportunities, the Light Sanctuary Activation & Goddess Diana Mirror Shield Activation are excellent for creating healthy energetic boundaries to support your natural protection; and Unicorn Love & Light Encoding is the perfect attunement to align you with the child-like happiness & healing reflected in the Sun card! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and I wish you magick, memorable moments and mystical miracles in every corner of your marvellous life! Come back again soon for more mystical musings with Maya. 23rd June 2021…Welcome back to the blog! I hope you all had a beautiful Summer Solstice & are enjoying the intense Strawberry Supermoon energies! They’re really building to a crescendo just now, with the actual full moon taking place tomorrow night; and I’ve got everything set up for those taking advantage of the special working of the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive. Capitalising on the last Supermoon of 2021, this cycle promises to be deeply healing. The Killing Moon clears away negative bonds that form connections to bad experiences/memories, toxic relationships & trauma to facilitate the free-flow of life-force energy through the energy body and through all spheres of life. This potent working also resolves and dissolves negative bonds that are created by those that wish us harm and even addresses attachments to non-physical entities! The scope of the Killing Moon Cycle as a reversal is second to none - and that’s part of the reason I love working it for people: it never fails to create opportunities for progress and the beneficial results often come as a very pleasant surprise! I guess you don’t always realise something’s holding you back until it’s no longer holding you back! The Killing Moon working is my most popular and most comprehensive magickal intensive; and because I work a cycle every month, I have been able to assist hundreds of clients, all over the world, through this sacred magickal ritual. Working with it so often has also allowed me to adapt it to for clients to address hauntings, demonic oppression and curses. With the higher demand for magickal workings over the Solstice period, I feel like I’ve spent more time in the temple over the last two weeks than over the preceding two months! But I love my work so it really doesn’t feel like a chore. Helping people to realise their potential and manifest powerful and progressive change, spiritual growth & transformative healing through my magickal talents really nourishes my soul. So I feel incredibly grateful and honoured right now to be able to play my part in the sacred work of Mayastar students and Maya Magickal clients. I’ve also been enjoying a new deck! The Bonefire Tarot is a deck I was drawn to for a long time because of the art-style; however, I was put off by the glossy finish and larger sized cards and ended up sitting on the fence about it for at least a year! As it turns out, the larger cards don’t really bother me…it may be because of the black borders - something I really enjoy! Also, the gloss finish is more like the lamination on the Carol Herzer deck I have – and that’s one of my soul-decks! So, this deck has chosen itself for today’s reading for the collective. Pull up a seat, and let’s muse on this… The principal energy we’ll be working with over the next few days is the lunar current. Now, this card can be a bit negative and may indicate illusion, deception or fantasy…but in the current context, it certainly applies to the intensifying energy of the Strawberry Supermoon! This is an opportunity for deep emotional healing and release. The tides of the Solstice mark the beginning of the solar ebb, but right now, as the lunar energies build to their zenith, there may be some emotional instability and upset. Look out for things that trigger you over the coming days because you’re liable to be a bit over-sensitive. It’s probably best to decide in advance that you’ll allow your emotions to flow (as opposed to suppressing them), but won’t get too fixated on them or over-analysing them. It may help to express your emotions through a creative process such as writing, singing or art so you can acknowledge and explore your emotional landscape without getting lost in it! The second card offers us and opportunity to go deeper into the potential of the first card and in this case, it’s the 3 of Swords. This is the card of heartbreak, heart-ache and grief. It’s also the card that comes up for me around ovulation - so for me, this also ties to those potent lunar currents! This card can express that feeling you have when your hormones are off and everything’s a bit more upsetting than usual. Well, this week, don’t resist your sadness because, by the light of the Strawberry Supermoon, you may discern new truths about yourself by exploring your triggers. Perhaps if you find yourself feeling out of sorts, you can look at the discomfort as being a helpful guide to where you need healing right now. There are great opportunities for spiritual growth and awakening in the swirling celestial tides! And finally, the card that represents the biggest impediment to the realisation of the promise of the first card is the 7 of Coins. This card reminds us to work when there’s work to do, but to stop when there’s not! If you tend to over-work or try to “keep busy”, it may block you from connecting with your heart centre and accessing the healing potential of the current energy flows. Likewise, if you tend to procrastinate, apathy might block you from feeling your way through your emotions. But right now, it’s your conscious commitment to self-discovery that will take you to the next level, if you can tear yourself away from work & distractions for a bit! It’s definitely shaping up to be a magickal week! I wish you sunshine, success & splendour in all you do and I hope to see you back here again soon. 19th June 2021...Only 2 days to go before the start of the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal Magickal Intensive with the goddess, Freya! The high energies are really building now and if you’re sensitive to subtle energy and celestial tides, I’m sure you’re feeling it too! The possibilities feel boundless right now and opportunities for spiritual awakening and deep healing are in the offing! Let’s see what guidance the tarot has for us today. I’ve chosen the Zillich Tarot. It’s a Thoth-based deck so it has a few deviations from the Rider- Waite structure. This deck comes in a tinned version with small cards; but the simple art-style works perfectly with the smaller size! It’s a great travel deck too! Lovely! The primary energy we can tap into this week to enhance our spiritual and personal progress is reflected in the Prince of Wands (the Knight of Wands). The character in this card looks to have fiery phoenix wings and a red crest on his head; he holds a staff with the head of a phoenix on it, reflecting the focus of his will. The phoenix is a mythical bird, born of the ashes of its former self. It represents regeneration, cycles of growth and innovation. Are you moving into a new cycle? I think a lot of us are with the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice energy! And the cosmic influences at play in your life right now, support your growth and evolution. It’s time to believe in yourself and open your heart to the possibilities. You can exceed your own expectations, if you can let go of your belief in those expectations! Now may be the perfect opportunity for you to mindfully move beyond your comfort zone! The second card of the reading recommends we do this by grounding the high energy into our lives with creativity. This might be in the form of a hobby, making art or learning something new. Perhaps you feel moved to express yourself in poetry or journalling as a means to explore your emotional landscape? Channelling our energy into creative pursuits is like putting our money where our mouth is. It shows the universe that we’re serious about this! And when we’re doing something about it, the universe is inspired to lend its support, guidance and encouragement too. How might you communicate your intentions through your actions? The Four of Discs (Pentacles), reveals the potential blocks we might face and this card warns us against attempting to hold onto the high frequency energy and potential by containing it! The energies at play in our lives right now are flowing through us and are not for us to store up for a rainy day. The energy is available for use right now but to harness it and witness it’s power to transform our lives, we need to put it to good use in the present. Energy can become stagnant and stale if we don’t allow it to flow. The best way to keep the energy flowing is to deliberately channel it into activities that allow us to put a bit of heart and soul into our lives. So look for the opportunities this week and go with the flow! I hope you’re feeling suitable stirred-up and motivated; I certainly am! And I’ll see you back here next week for more musings X 16th June 2021…Welcome back to the Maya Muses site for more mystical musings from me! I hope you’ll find some inspiration & lift. As always, my readings are intended to apply to you at the time you read them. But don’t take it all to heart! Take what means something to you, and leave the rest behind! With only 5 days to the Solstice and a week until the Strawberry Supermoon, the Temple Diary is filling up fast! If you’re interested in either of the special workings for this magickal time, you can read about them and purchase from: www.mayamagickal.net/killingmoonoffer.htm & www.mayamagickal.net/solstice.htm X And with that, let’s dive into the Light Seer’s Tarot for today’s musings! This is a mass-market deck, published by Hay House and is a real gem! The quality of the card stock and box is almost as impressive as the imagery. It has a really bohemian, hippie vibe – but it’s also very modern, while staying true to the traditional card meanings. Beautiful, bountiful & brilliant! The dominant energy influencing us right now comes in the form of the 7 of Cups. This card can indicate delusion or being swept up in a fantasy world to the exclusion of a balanced life. However, this particular depiction of the card shows a man with seven, downturned bowls in front of him. He looks like he’s deeply considering his options and the snakes and ladders around the bowls remind us that not all of our choices lead to growth. From this card, and with the current energies at play due to the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal, this card reflects a period of great potential. There are many options open to us and we can explore these in our imagination. But be realistic and grounded; don’t get too caught up with all the “what ifs” or put yourself under unnecessary pressure to make unnecessary decisions. Sometimes these things fall into place naturally and getting yourself too emotionally involved complicates life! It may be a good time to explore the possibilities in your mind but the second card gives us a clue as to how we might best do this…the 5 of Wands speaks of conflict in the area of passion and will and this is the energy that will help us access the potential blessings of the first card. If we can confront the uncomfortable feelings and the inner conflicts that can have us feeling like we’re always doing something we don’t really want to be doing, we can align ourselves with new ways of doing things. The 7 of Cups offers us an opportunity to find a solution to a source of discomfort or stress in our lives. And finally, the Ace of Swords represents the most likely impediment to our success and reveals a risk of getting too focused on the details and overthinking things. The 7 of Cups recommends us to use our imagination to find a new way to do things, but the Ace of Swords warns us not to get too caught up in expectation and looking for the results. Overthinking will have you thinking inside the box for hours on end. But right now, outside of the box you’ll find opportunity, inspiration and a new way ahead! Have a beautiful week! I’ll see you back here for more musings on Saturday! X 12th June 2021…I’ve felt like I’ve been on holiday all week because of the first summer heatwave in the UK! I don’t function well with the heat usually but this year I bought a fancy air-cooler, and so far, I have to admit, it works so well that I’m kicking myself for not getting one last year when I first looked into them! The summery vibes have had me reaching for Paulina Cassidy tarot decks a lot, and today, I’ve chosen the Spiritsong Tarot for our guidance. It’s an animal-based deck but Paulina’s ethereal style makes it feel quite gentle and whimsical! Let’s explore… The dominant energy making its presence felt for us over the coming days is reflected in the 4 of Crystals (Pentacles). This card features a beaver, focused on his work and manifesting the dam of his dreams! This card can indicate the holding and demonstrating of one’s personal power; the creation of healthy boundaries and the independence that comes when you put your life in order. It can be a fine balance to create a structure in your life that will help you to flourish. But routines, rules and rituals can help you to achieve your goals and create a sense of security and accomplishment. Now may be a good time to take an overview of your life and see if there are areas that would benefit from a bit more structure…and perhaps, see if there are any that could benefit from a little de-structuring to. The second card offers us the key to obtaining the real benefits of the first card and in this case it’s represented by the Temperance card. This card emphasises the recommendations of the first card: looks for opportunities to bring more balance to your life by making adjustments to your routine that will serve you better. Aiming to fill every minute of every day with productivity is counter-productive; if you’re very fixed on scheduling your work time, why not be a bit fixed on scheduling your rest time too? And finally, the third card reveals the potential challenges we might face. And today, these are reflected in the shadow-aspect of the Nine of Shells (Cups) cards. This is the card of wishes coming true and deep fulfilment. Even in its shadow-aspect, it’s not all doom and gloom because it indicates the possibility of fast manifestations and powerful healing! However, with the high energies of the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal, there’s magick in the air! So, this card cautions you to be careful what you wish for because right now, your thoughts are creating your reality at an accelerated rate. It’s a great time for personal development, healing and focusing on what you want to manifest for yourself and your life because there’s great potential for miraculous change and demonstrations of abundance in all areas of your life. If you’re hoping to manifest a change for the better, now’s your divinely ordained opportunity! This seems very timely as the first newsletter detailing the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal magickal intensive options is going out today! This month is building up to a beautiful finish and I hope you’ll all make the most of the potent energetic tide in whatever way feels right for you. And with that, I wish you health and wealth, peace and prosperity, and I’ll see you again soon. XXX 9th June 2021...Having a busy but exciting week at Mayastar HQ! Preparations for the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice magickal intensives are well underway! This cosmic configuration creates an opportunity to tap into powerful energetic tides, and I’ll be harnessing the limitless flow to effect profound and progressive change for my clients! If you’d like to know more, please visit: 7-Day Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Intensive with Goddess Freya and the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive. And now, it’s time to find out what the cards can tell us about our direction over the coming days! I’ve chosen the Affirmators Tarot for today. I was feeling frivolous and light-hearted and this deck really resonated with me. It has brilliantly coloured, almost childish images of animals on each card. But far from being a challenge to read, it’s a dream because it follows the traditional Rider-Waite system of meaning. Let’s explore! The Ace of Pentacles represents the dominant energy influencing us at the moment. This card represents the potential we can tap into over the next few days. And the Ace of Pentacles speaks to us of success and abundance. This might be financial, but it might also be in your sense of meaning and satisfaction in life. There’s opportunity for increased contentment, security and wealth! If you’re thinking of starting a new hobby, looking for a new job or exploring the possibility of setting up your own busines, now might be a good time to at least start learning the skills you’ll need. It could be a good time to take a course that will improve your career or take your hobby to the next level. The second card offers us the key to the promise of the first card. This represents the energy that we should focus on to align us more closely with the first and to manifest the blessings and potential. Today, this is The Chariot. It recommends us to balance our intentions and drives; maintain some focus and don’t allow yourself to be swayed too much by what’s going on around you. Stay in your lane and stay the course. But also, stay present: there might be a tendency for your mind to wander or your actions to be confused and inconsistent because you’re trying to do too much at once, and if you give into it, your progress may be underwhelming! You can choose where you put your attention and you’ll find you naturally steer towards it as long as you maintain that focus. The final card is the 4 of Wands and in this position, it cautions us against hastiness and arrogance. It’s not time to rest on your laurels just yet! That time is coming, but it’s not right now. Whatever you do, don’t let your ego get caught up in the excitement of focusing on results, you can make the most of the opportunities the universe is unfolding in your life by pacing yourself and keeping your head. Wonderful! Please take what vibes with you and leave the rest behind as you go about your day; and come back again soon for more musings X 5th June 2021...Welcome to my latest blog update! Before I get onto the general updates and tarot, here’s a link for the current special offer for Mayastar: the Dolphin Rainbow Chakra Healing Course can be purchased with a £40 saving for the next 48 hours only! This is an energy healing modality I worked with intensively in May as part of a Lemurian healing ritual. It’s excellent for emotional healing, inner-child work and if, like me, you feel drawn to ancient Lemuria and Atlantis, these energies will inspire and relieve the soul! I’m also working on the Maya Magickal special offers that will come out in the middle of the month. These will harness the energetic tides of the Summer Solstice, and the Super Moon on the 24th. Around this time there will be a Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive; the comprehensive, deep karmic healing & release from negative, hindering and baneful karmic-bonds, that’s my most popular magickal intensive. It exerts a profoundly healing effect on all areas of life because all areas of life are subject to the influence of subtle energy. The energies around us affect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Many people find their financial prosperity or relationships experience blocks and bad fortune when negative energetic influences are at play. So, it’s one of my favourite intensives to perform for clients; the transformations and deep healing effected by this intensive, lean towards the miraculous! Additionally, I’ll be devising an exclusive intensive as a special seasonal working, utilising the potent solar and lunar configurations at this point in their sacred dance, through the Solstice Portal. I’ll keep you updated here and via the newsletter as these options become available. If you’re not on the mailing list, email me to join and make sure you don’t miss out. On another note, progress slowed down on rebuilding of the Mayastar website last week. My poor computer wasn’t quite powerful enough to handle the programme so it slowed me down by gradually getting buggier as more pages were added. In the end, I had to bite the bullet and upgrade to something a bit more suitable. And boy does that feel good! I’m loving my new laptop and it’s lightning-fast responsiveness! It’s going to save me hours of work and eliminate unnecessary frustration; so, as is my wont, I named it “Ganesh” after the Hindu god of removing obstacles! And now, let’s turn to the cards and see where we might best focus our energies over the coming days. I’ve chosen the Tarot of the Little Prince for this reading. I fell in love with this deck at first sight! I’ve always loved the story of The Little Prince; but I enjoyed reading it in French as part of learning the language last year; the illustrations for this deck really convey the feeling of the story beautifully. I don’t see many people raving about it, but for me, it’s one of Lo Scarabeo’s best releases. So, sit down. Relax. Enjoy a herbal tea. And let’s dive in… Ooh yes! This is what we like to see! Our main energy to tap into over the coming days is reflected in the Queen of Wands. The Queen of Wands is powerful archetype that combines the fiery, passionate and wilful energy of the Wands suit with the creativity, caring and compassion of the Queen. In this deck, she is aligned with the character of the Turkish astronomer that identifies the asteroid belonging to the Little Prince in the book. As such, she is depicted very much like a traditional Queen of Wands, but she holds a staff in one hand and a telescope in the other. The Rider-Waite design features a black cat and symbolises the Queen of Wand’s power to tap into magick and explore the mysteries. However, this energy takes on a new hue in the Tarot of the Little Prince! Her throne is adorned with snakes and roses. The snake represents the risen Kundalini energy, spiritual awakening and the wisdom of experience. The Queen of Wands moves in cycles and with her knowledge of the cycling stars and understanding of the mysteries, she retains her grounding and confidence while observing the constant movement and shift of the universe. The Queen of Wands calls us to align ourselves with divine timing. Work with the seasons and the energies that are currently influencing our lives as a means to enhance growth, healing and spiritual awakening. The second card shows us how we might tap into this energy more intensely…and it couldn’t be better! The World card comes right at the end of the Major Arcana and reflects completion, wholeness and integration. It’s a time when everything comes together and you’ve got all your ducks in a row. It’s the feeling you have when your self-esteem goes through the roof and other peoples’ cynicism, criticism and judgement can’t touch you. It’s how you feel when you’re really ok with yourself. When you’re really ok with yourself, you’re ok with other people too. Have you ever noticed how unhealed people are so enthusiastic in articulating their complaints and condemnations? Well, if you can take yourself out of that low level of consciousness, you stop hearing them and this card suggests you’re in a position to do just that! To tap into your majesty and magnificence, remind yourself that you’re perfect, exactly as you are. The universe knows it. I know it. And when you know it, other peoples’ limited beliefs, projections and malignity will be lost in the glorious music of your soul. It’s time to ignore what other people say and give yourself license to dance to the music only you can hear. If they think you’re mad, remember that their judgement expresses their limitations, not yours. Be confident. Be yourself. Be authentic. Even if the whole world were to stand against you, you’d be standing with the universe (and me!) at your back! And finally, what should we avoid? What’s the most influential impediment to the promise of the first card?....The Death card. This card rarely means literal death, but it could indicate a preoccupation with ideas of limitation and lack; or feelings of fear and anxiety inspired by death, endings or just the nature of the temporal world. Perhaps we can look at death a bit differently to avoid those limiting ideas? Rather than seeing it as the opposite of life, appreciate that it’s a part of life. I love the ivy that grows in my garden. I love the idea that it supports lots of wildlife and the local frogs seem to enjoy the shade and dampness it provides. However, I have to cut that ivy down frequently because, given free rein, it will strangle the oak tree that’s growing next to it. Life that’s not tempered by death can be destructive and malignant. Appreciate the balance of life and death. I hope you’ve enjoyed our musings today! I wish you a wonderful week, bounteous blessings and glorious gains! And I’ll see you again soon. 2nd June 2021...I’ve had a hectic few days as the Birthday Special Offer drew to a close at the end of the May. For those who missed out, while the special discount for the Birthday Offer’s no longer available, the courses due for archiving are still available here… People have asked me to make recommendations from the list of courses being archived. But it’s difficult because I enjoyed working with all of these energies! I wouldn’t have gone on to teach them otherwise! But there are some that stand out to me! In particular: Blue Star Celestial Energies, Ceremonial White Magic, Deities Empowerments, Diamond of Prosperity, Eye of the Universe, Kali Ma New Moon Empowerment, Karuna Ki, Lightworker Knighthood Attunements, Lightworker Ocean Mother Full Moon, Lightworker Rose Aura Link, Psychic Protection Flame, Solar & Lunar Light Empowerments, Wheel of Love and WhiteLight Self-Empowerment System. So, if any of those appeal to you, they would be excellent choices! All the courses on the Archive Menu made a potent contribution to my spiritual journey at some point and every attunement brought me closer to the person I am now; so for me, all of those energies empowered me and progressed my healing journey! And I’m honoured to be able to share them with others working towards their own healing and spiritual growth. Anyway, let’s settle down and have a look at what’s coming our way over the next few days. I’ve chosen the Anima Mundi Tarot for today’s reading. I have a number of nature- and animal-based decks but this one is the one that I reach for most of the time! The primary energy we can tap into to progress our spiritual journeys right now is expressed in the form of The Empress. This resonates very strongly with me! Since the Beltane Portal Intensive a month ago, I’ve had lots of requests from clients for special Tantric Shamanic Rituals through the Goddess Freya! So I’m very much immersed in the energies of abundance, fertility and creativity right now. And these cards indicate, it’s not just me being drawn into these high frequencies! There are bountiful blessings available to the collective! These cards recommend us to lean into our connection with the earth and natural world; seek alignment with the myriad expressions of life around us. Take time to meditate on the sunset, watch the trees dance in the wind or go for a walk in the park and enjoy the birdsong. Opening our consciousness to life in this way can help us to feel more grounded and creative. The second card indicates where we should put our attention to align more closely with the energy of the first card. Today, this is represented by the 4 of Cups. This can indicate a lack of grounding and feeling a bit low-energy or unenthusiastic about life. The fact that this is the card we should focus on suggests it’s time to have a look at your uncomfortable feelings. Seek the source of your discomfort because the promise of the first card is that solutions, healing and prosperity are powerfully placed to manifest for you right now! Maybe used the Grounding Visualisation if you’re feeling a little disconnected. The final card warns us about the potential hazards and hindrances that are most likely to block us from the blessings of the first card. Today this is reflected in the 6 of Wands. In its shadow aspect this card warns us to avoid falling into the traps of the ego! That can include too much ego or too little. An inflated sense of self-belief can block us from learning and growing because we simply don’t see the need; and a deficit of self-belief can lead us to think it’s not possible to change and grow. But the cards are clear! Growth isn’t just possible, the universe is gearing you towards it and the cards reveal that the biggest threat to your success this week is the risk that you won’t get out of your own way and open yourself up to the opportunities the universe is providing. You can do this! I, for one, believe in you! X Join me back here for more musings on Saturday! In the meantime, if there’s anything I can help you with, I’m only an email away. X May 2021 Musings... April 2021 Musings... March 2021 Musings...
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June 2021 Musings... 30th June 2021…I hope this blog update finds you well! All is flourishing in my little bohemian heaven right now! I’ve got into a really balanced routine of doing general work in the morning, and enjoying creative pursuits in the afternoon. I’m working on a couple of mantra songs with my guitar and I’m tentatively considering uploading them to YouTube at some point this year; though I need to wait until I’ve got all the website work completed because that’s a priority! So that may be something to look forward to! But in the meantime, let’s inquire of the tarot and find out what’s in store over the coming days. I’ve choosing the Dark Mansion Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance reading for the collective. It’s a gothic-style deck with real “Nightmare Before Christmas” vibes (a bit like me!) Let’s explore… The dominant energy influencing us at this time is represented by the Temperance card. This reflects a period of balance and calm – something we’re all in need of after the exciting & revelatory energies of the combined Solstice Portal & Strawberry Supermoon! This is a period for healing, relaxation, grounding and assimilation. The energy is offering us an opportunity to get back in touch with ourselves and fully digest our recent experiences. Did the intense lunar energies have you questioning your sanity? Did they hyper-sensitise your triggers? Were your dreams strangely vivid and disturbing or confusing? Now’s the time to sit with yourself and see what you learnt about yourself during the celestial turbulance! The second card offers us the key to bringing through the most progressive opportunities available from the current energetic landscape and this comes in the form of the Judgement card. This card emphasises aspects of the first in its apocalyptic potential. If the idea of an apocalypse conjures up images of zombie invasions & extreme end-of-the-world scenarios, don’t worry! That’s not what we’re going for here. We’re looking at the potential for making a change in direction. As we work through recent experiences, we’re called to consider our options dispassionately and realistically. Something we couldn’t do while our emotions were stirred up by the fluctuations in the flow of energy. If the dance of the stars exerted what felt like a negative influence on you, now’s a good time to look at your life and see if you can make a change that will prevent a repeat. Look at the past and consider the steps that led you to this point. And using your insight and intuition, reflect on the path you wish to take from here. Perhaps you don’t have a destination (destiny) in mind. Don’t worry! You don’t need one! You can’t decide what the future holds, but you can decide how you will approach it. Maybe you can change your focus so that rather than react to life, you respond to life. The final card expresses the shadow energies that might block us from the potent promise of the first two cards, and today the 8 of Cups cautions us against ignoring our feelings or failing to meet our responsibility to ourselves by not addressing any emotional upset we experienced over the last few weeks. The opportunity for healing and spiritual growth is available but we need to face the reality and sit with our feelings (especially the painful ones) because they will point us in the direction of places we need to give ourselves healing. Listen to your heart - and be kind to yourself! These cards powerfully express the qualities of the energetic tides we’re currently plumbing! For myself, I’ve been working a great deal with Lemurian and Oceanic energies over the past couple of months. I try to set up special offers for courses I feel reflect the current energies best and allow spirit to guide me in the timing of those special offers. And this week the Ethereal Crystals Healing Course is the special offer course. And it’s the perfect system for the Temperance energy! Crystals combine high frequency energies with those of the earth and this makes them very accessible and powerful for healing the human energy field because we also combine those energetic frequencies! I use the Ethereal Crystals system mostly during ritual work but I think I’ll use it for my daily healing practice over the coming days. I think a series of crystal grids (Rose Quartz, Citrine & Amethyst – the crystal energies I work with most!) over the coming days will be the perfect practice to harness this healing window! Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll see you back here on Saturday for more mystical musings! 29th June 2021…Welcome to my latest musings! This is an additional post rather than one of my tarot guidance for the collective posts, but there are so many updates that I thought I’d put it all together in one place! I’ve been having a very productive week so far. I’ve made progress on the Mayastar website redevelopment; and although I’m still not far enough into the workload to be able to set myself a realistic deadline, it’s very motivating to see things taking shape. I end up going down many rabbit holes looking for snippets of code I can use to make it easier for people to share my site on Facebook and things like that. But when it’s all done, it’s going to be fantastic! The new site will be as easy to navigate as Maya Muses & the Maya Magickal website (which I finished earlier this year!). There are a number of courses that won’t be transferred to the new website though. These can still be purchased from the Mayastar site until the redeveloped website goes live, from the Archive Menu. At this stage, I think I’m maybe a 3rd of the way through the work – so you have at least a couple of months to buy from that list if anything interests you. I’ve also been hearing from customers about the new facility PayPal have implemented. My checkout process for Mayastar Academy and Maya Magickal Spells are both through PayPal; and now, if you have an account in good-standing with PayPal, you can choose to pay for applicable orders in monthly instalments! The arrangement is with PayPal so it’s not something I offer, but something PayPal offer to customers that have PayPal accounts. The added flexibility can be a real bonus because it allows people to make larger purchases and budget for them. The option isn’t available for Personalised Packages though. The Personalised Package Discount is applied to orders of 3 or more options if you email me with your order. The discount is calculated at 20% for 3 or more options; 25% for 6 or more; and 30% for 10 or more. On receipt of your order, I send a PayPal invoice reflecting the relevant discount so that you can pay securely online. But this discount only applies for orders paid for in one lump sum, so if you wish to pay in monthly instalments, you can’t benefit from that particular discount in combination with the flexible PayPal payment plan. However, you can purchase fixed packages such as the Banishing & Blessing Tantric Shamanic Ritual Intensive, the Lightworker Energy Healer Package, or Reiki Energy Healer Advanced Diploma Package (or any of the Energy Healer and Advanced Diploma packages; you can find them all listed on the individual “Course Category Menus” on the right-hand side of the Mayastar website). These fixed packages reflect significant discounts, and if you qualify, you can pay in monthly instalments through PayPal too! I’m really impressed with the way PayPal has developed and evolved to consider the needs of their customers. My checkout has always been through PayPal & I’ve stuck with them because they really support their merchants too. But I never imagined people would be able to get convenient payment arrangements when buying from me but with PayPal doing all the administration! Absolutely fantastic for me and absolutely fantastic for my customers too! Additionally, I want to thank all of you that have engaged with my social media posts on the Mayastar Facebook Page, ALM – Mystic, Muse & Artist Facebook Page & Instagram since I reactivated them and started posting regularly again earlier this year! Your support & interest means a lot to me and I appreciate every like and comment! All engagement boosts my ranking with the algorithms and gets my posts seen more often. This means more people visit my websites, learn new skills, find healing & opportunities for personal and spiritual development. That’s what I’m here for! So I really appreciate those that engage with me through all my online channels. THANK YOU! NOTE: I also post regularly to Tumblr, DeviantArt, Mayastar Twitter, ALM Twitter & LinkedIn, so if you use those sites, I hope to see you there! And don’t forget to stay up to date with my mystical musings and spiritual guidance tarot readings for the collective, every Wednesday & Saturday by coming back here! Enjoy a wonderful day & I wish you goodness, greatness, brilliance and beauty in all you do! <3 26th June 2021…Congratulations on finding your way to a new Maya Muses blog! Here, I offer spiritual guidance for the collective through tarot readings, every Wednesday and Saturday. It’s my intention that you find this guidance when it applies to you and when it will assist you most profoundly. If my words vibe with you and inspire your spirit, take them with you! But leave behind anything that doesn’t feel like it speaks to your soul. Today I’ll be drawing from the Black Cats Tarot. This is another Rider-Waite-Smith- based deck from Lo Scarabeo, but with all the characters depicted as cats! It sounds like it might be quite a frivolous and fun deck but it actually conveys real depth and mystery. I find it to be a very well-balanced deck with some original takes on traditional themes…just the way I like it! Let’s explore… The Page of Cups recommends us to be open to the communications of our higher self right now; listen to your intuition because it’s providing you with guidance and new ideas that will support you in your spiritual goals. Look for symbols that repeat themselves in your dreams and meditations over the next few days as these could provide you with new direction. Pay particular attention to the feeling of energy in the heart-chakra centre – if you find your energy contracting around certain people or in certain places, it may indicate areas for change or places in your life that you need to set up some healthier boundaries. But most importantly, trust yourself and explore your intuition because it’s your spiritual sat- nav! The second card offers us the opportunity to dive deeper into the energies of the first card; today this comes in the form of the Judgement card. This card represents a reckoning, the end of a cycle, or the beginning of a new one. It’s about moving forward and letting go of the shackles of past ways of being. Sometimes, it’s just about tying up the loose ends so the past doesn’t follow you all the way into next week. The key to a life of progress, growth and success is to adapt and through the Judgement card energy, we’re encouraged to let go of what doesn’t serve us in order to make way for a better life. If you can stay conscious of your direction, the changes and choices you make will steer you ever closer to your divine energetic blueprint & a meaninfully authentic life. I also draw a card to see impediments and challenges we may face in manifesting the promises of the first card, however, today this card is the Sun card! The fun, frivalous & fantastical energies of the Sun card reveal no obstacles to our satisfaction, success and spiritual-growth right now! This card also indicates great potential for experiences of joy, contentment and healing. If you feel moved to capitalise on the current energetic opportunities, the Light Sanctuary Activation & Goddess Diana Mirror Shield Activation are excellent for creating healthy energetic boundaries to support your natural protection; and Unicorn Love & Light Encoding is the perfect attunement to align you with the child-like happiness & healing reflected in the Sun card! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and I wish you magick, memorable moments and mystical miracles in every corner of your marvellous life! Come back again soon for more mystical musings with Maya. 23rd June 2021…Welcome back to the blog! I hope you all had a beautiful Summer Solstice & are enjoying the intense Strawberry Supermoon energies! They’re really building to a crescendo just now, with the actual full moon taking place tomorrow night; and I’ve got everything set up for those taking advantage of the special working of the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive. Capitalising on the last Supermoon of 2021, this cycle promises to be deeply healing. The Killing Moon clears away negative bonds that form connections to bad experiences/memories, toxic relationships & trauma to facilitate the free-flow of life-force energy through the energy body and through all spheres of life. This potent working also resolves and dissolves negative bonds that are created by those that wish us harm and even addresses attachments to non-physical entities! The scope of the Killing Moon Cycle as a reversal is second to none - and that’s part of the reason I love working it for people: it never fails to create opportunities for progress and the beneficial results often come as a very pleasant surprise! I guess you don’t always realise something’s holding you back until it’s no longer holding you back! The Killing Moon working is my most popular and most comprehensive magickal intensive; and because I work a cycle every month, I have been able to assist hundreds of clients, all over the world, through this sacred magickal ritual. Working with it so often has also allowed me to adapt it to for clients to address hauntings, demonic oppression and curses. With the higher demand for magickal workings over the Solstice period, I feel like I’ve spent more time in the temple over the last two weeks than over the preceding two months! But I love my work so it really doesn’t feel like a chore. Helping people to realise their potential and manifest powerful and progressive change, spiritual growth & transformative healing through my magickal talents really nourishes my soul. So I feel incredibly grateful and honoured right now to be able to play my part in the sacred work of Mayastar students and Maya Magickal clients. I’ve also been enjoying a new deck! The Bonefire Tarot is a deck I was drawn to for a long time because of the art-style; however, I was put off by the glossy finish and larger sized cards and ended up sitting on the fence about it for at least a year! As it turns out, the larger cards don’t really bother me…it may be because of the black borders - something I really enjoy! Also, the gloss finish is more like the lamination on the Carol Herzer deck I have – and that’s one of my soul-decks! So, this deck has chosen itself for today’s reading for the collective. Pull up a seat, and let’s muse on this… The principal energy we’ll be working with over the next few days is the lunar current. Now, this card can be a bit negative and may indicate illusion, deception or fantasy…but in the current context, it certainly applies to the intensifying energy of the Strawberry Supermoon! This is an opportunity for deep emotional healing and release. The tides of the Solstice mark the beginning of the solar ebb, but right now, as the lunar energies build to their zenith, there may be some emotional instability and upset. Look out for things that trigger you over the coming days because you’re liable to be a bit over- sensitive. It’s probably best to decide in advance that you’ll allow your emotions to flow (as opposed to suppressing them), but won’t get too fixated on them or over- analysing them. It may help to express your emotions through a creative process such as writing, singing or art so you can acknowledge and explore your emotional landscape without getting lost in it! The second card offers us and opportunity to go deeper into the potential of the first card and in this case, it’s the 3 of Swords. This is the card of heartbreak, heart-ache and grief. It’s also the card that comes up for me around ovulation - so for me, this also ties to those potent lunar currents! This card can express that feeling you have when your hormones are off and everything’s a bit more upsetting than usual. Well, this week, don’t resist your sadness because, by the light of the Strawberry Supermoon, you may discern new truths about yourself by exploring your triggers. Perhaps if you find yourself feeling out of sorts, you can look at the discomfort as being a helpful guide to where you need healing right now. There are great opportunities for spiritual growth and awakening in the swirling celestial tides! And finally, the card that represents the biggest impediment to the realisation of the promise of the first card is the 7 of Coins. This card reminds us to work when there’s work to do, but to stop when there’s not! If you tend to over-work or try to “keep busy”, it may block you from connecting with your heart centre and accessing the healing potential of the current energy flows. Likewise, if you tend to procrastinate, apathy might block you from feeling your way through your emotions. But right now, it’s your conscious commitment to self-discovery that will take you to the next level, if you can tear yourself away from work & distractions for a bit! It’s definitely shaping up to be a magickal week! I wish you sunshine, success & splendour in all you do and I hope to see you back here again soon. 19th June 2021...Only 2 days to go before the start of the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal Magickal Intensive with the goddess, Freya! The high energies are really building now and if you’re sensitive to subtle energy and celestial tides, I’m sure you’re feeling it too! The possibilities feel boundless right now and opportunities for spiritual awakening and deep healing are in the offing! Let’s see what guidance the tarot has for us today. I’ve chosen the Zillich Tarot. It’s a Thoth-based deck so it has a few deviations from the Rider-Waite structure. This deck comes in a tinned version with small cards; but the simple art-style works perfectly with the smaller size! It’s a great travel deck too! Lovely! The primary energy we can tap into this week to enhance our spiritual and personal progress is reflected in the Prince of Wands (the Knight of Wands). The character in this card looks to have fiery phoenix wings and a red crest on his head; he holds a staff with the head of a phoenix on it, reflecting the focus of his will. The phoenix is a mythical bird, born of the ashes of its former self. It represents regeneration, cycles of growth and innovation. Are you moving into a new cycle? I think a lot of us are with the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice energy! And the cosmic influences at play in your life right now, support your growth and evolution. It’s time to believe in yourself and open your heart to the possibilities. You can exceed your own expectations, if you can let go of your belief in those expectations! Now may be the perfect opportunity for you to mindfully move beyond your comfort zone! The second card of the reading recommends we do this by grounding the high energy into our lives with creativity. This might be in the form of a hobby, making art or learning something new. Perhaps you feel moved to express yourself in poetry or journalling as a means to explore your emotional landscape? Channelling our energy into creative pursuits is like putting our money where our mouth is. It shows the universe that we’re serious about this! And when we’re doing something about it, the universe is inspired to lend its support, guidance and encouragement too. How might you communicate your intentions through your actions? The Four of Discs (Pentacles), reveals the potential blocks we might face and this card warns us against attempting to hold onto the high frequency energy and potential by containing it! The energies at play in our lives right now are flowing through us and are not for us to store up for a rainy day. The energy is available for use right now but to harness it and witness it’s power to transform our lives, we need to put it to good use in the present. Energy can become stagnant and stale if we don’t allow it to flow. The best way to keep the energy flowing is to deliberately channel it into activities that allow us to put a bit of heart and soul into our lives. So look for the opportunities this week and go with the flow! I hope you’re feeling suitable stirred-up and motivated; I certainly am! And I’ll see you back here next week for more musings X 16th June 2021…Welcome back to the Maya Muses site for more mystical musings from me! I hope you’ll find some inspiration & lift. As always, my readings are intended to apply to you at the time you read them. But don’t take it all to heart! Take what means something to you, and leave the rest behind! With only 5 days to the Solstice and a week until the Strawberry Supermoon, the Temple Diary is filling up fast! If you’re interested in either of the special workings for this magickal time, you can read about them and purchase from: www.mayamagickal.net/killingmoonoffer.htm & www.mayamagickal.net/solstice.htm X And with that, let’s dive into the Light Seer’s Tarot for today’s musings! This is a mass- market deck, published by Hay House and is a real gem! The quality of the card stock and box is almost as impressive as the imagery. It has a really bohemian, hippie vibe – but it’s also very modern, while staying true to the traditional card meanings. Beautiful, bountiful & brilliant! The dominant energy influencing us right now comes in the form of the 7 of Cups. This card can indicate delusion or being swept up in a fantasy world to the exclusion of a balanced life. However, this particular depiction of the card shows a man with seven, downturned bowls in front of him. He looks like he’s deeply considering his options and the snakes and ladders around the bowls remind us that not all of our choices lead to growth. From this card, and with the current energies at play due to the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal, this card reflects a period of great potential. There are many options open to us and we can explore these in our imagination. But be realistic and grounded; don’t get too caught up with all the “what ifs” or put yourself under unnecessary pressure to make unnecessary decisions. Sometimes these things fall into place naturally and getting yourself too emotionally involved complicates life! It may be a good time to explore the possibilities in your mind but the second card gives us a clue as to how we might best do this…the 5 of Wands speaks of conflict in the area of passion and will and this is the energy that will help us access the potential blessings of the first card. If we can confront the uncomfortable feelings and the inner conflicts that can have us feeling like we’re always doing something we don’t really want to be doing, we can align ourselves with new ways of doing things. The 7 of Cups offers us an opportunity to find a solution to a source of discomfort or stress in our lives. And finally, the Ace of Swords represents the most likely impediment to our success and reveals a risk of getting too focused on the details and overthinking things. The 7 of Cups recommends us to use our imagination to find a new way to do things, but the Ace of Swords warns us not to get too caught up in expectation and looking for the results. Overthinking will have you thinking inside the box for hours on end. But right now, outside of the box you’ll find opportunity, inspiration and a new way ahead! Have a beautiful week! I’ll see you back here for more musings on Saturday! X 12th June 2021…I’ve felt like I’ve been on holiday all week because of the first summer heatwave in the UK! I don’t function well with the heat usually but this year I bought a fancy air-cooler, and so far, I have to admit, it works so well that I’m kicking myself for not getting one last year when I first looked into them! The summery vibes have had me reaching for Paulina Cassidy tarot decks a lot, and today, I’ve chosen the Spiritsong Tarot for our guidance. It’s an animal-based deck but Paulina’s ethereal style makes it feel quite gentle and whimsical! Let’s explore… The dominant energy making its presence felt for us over the coming days is reflected in the 4 of Crystals (Pentacles). This card features a beaver, focused on his work and manifesting the dam of his dreams! This card can indicate the holding and demonstrating of one’s personal power; the creation of healthy boundaries and the independence that comes when you put your life in order. It can be a fine balance to create a structure in your life that will help you to flourish. But routines, rules and rituals can help you to achieve your goals and create a sense of security and accomplishment. Now may be a good time to take an overview of your life and see if there are areas that would benefit from a bit more structure…and perhaps, see if there are any that could benefit from a little de-structuring to. The second card offers us the key to obtaining the real benefits of the first card and in this case it’s represented by the Temperance card. This card emphasises the recommendations of the first card: looks for opportunities to bring more balance to your life by making adjustments to your routine that will serve you better. Aiming to fill every minute of every day with productivity is counter-productive; if you’re very fixed on scheduling your work time, why not be a bit fixed on scheduling your rest time too? And finally, the third card reveals the potential challenges we might face. And today, these are reflected in the shadow- aspect of the Nine of Shells (Cups) cards. This is the card of wishes coming true and deep fulfilment. Even in its shadow-aspect, it’s not all doom and gloom because it indicates the possibility of fast manifestations and powerful healing! However, with the high energies of the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal, there’s magick in the air! So, this card cautions you to be careful what you wish for because right now, your thoughts are creating your reality at an accelerated rate. It’s a great time for personal development, healing and focusing on what you want to manifest for yourself and your life because there’s great potential for miraculous change and demonstrations of abundance in all areas of your life. If you’re hoping to manifest a change for the better, now’s your divinely ordained opportunity! This seems very timely as the first newsletter detailing the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal magickal intensive options is going out today! This month is building up to a beautiful finish and I hope you’ll all make the most of the potent energetic tide in whatever way feels right for you. And with that, I wish you health and wealth, peace and prosperity, and I’ll see you again soon. XXX 9th June 2021...Having a busy but exciting week at Mayastar HQ! Preparations for the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice magickal intensives are well underway! This cosmic configuration creates an opportunity to tap into powerful energetic tides, and I’ll be harnessing the limitless flow to effect profound and progressive change for my clients! If you’d like to know more, please visit: 7-Day Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Intensive with Goddess Freya and the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive. And now, it’s time to find out what the cards can tell us about our direction over the coming days! I’ve chosen the Affirmators Tarot for today. I was feeling frivolous and light-hearted and this deck really resonated with me. It has brilliantly coloured, almost childish images of animals on each card. But far from being a challenge to read, it’s a dream because it follows the traditional Rider-Waite system of meaning. Let’s explore! The Ace of Pentacles represents the dominant energy influencing us at the moment. This card represents the potential we can tap into over the next few days. And the Ace of Pentacles speaks to us of success and abundance. This might be financial, but it might also be in your sense of meaning and satisfaction in life. There’s opportunity for increased contentment, security and wealth! If you’re thinking of starting a new hobby, looking for a new job or exploring the possibility of setting up your own busines, now might be a good time to at least start learning the skills you’ll need. It could be a good time to take a course that will improve your career or take your hobby to the next level. The second card offers us the key to the promise of the first card. This represents the energy that we should focus on to align us more closely with the first and to manifest the blessings and potential. Today, this is The Chariot. It recommends us to balance our intentions and drives; maintain some focus and don’t allow yourself to be swayed too much by what’s going on around you. Stay in your lane and stay the course. But also, stay present: there might be a tendency for your mind to wander or your actions to be confused and inconsistent because you’re trying to do too much at once, and if you give into it, your progress may be underwhelming! You can choose where you put your attention and you’ll find you naturally steer towards it as long as you maintain that focus. The final card is the 4 of Wands and in this position, it cautions us against hastiness and arrogance. It’s not time to rest on your laurels just yet! That time is coming, but it’s not right now. Whatever you do, don’t let your ego get caught up in the excitement of focusing on results, you can make the most of the opportunities the universe is unfolding in your life by pacing yourself and keeping your head. Wonderful! Please take what vibes with you and leave the rest behind as you go about your day; and come back again soon for more musings X 5th June 2021...Welcome to my latest blog update! Before I get onto the general updates and tarot, here’s a link for the current special offer for Mayastar: the Dolphin Rainbow Chakra Healing Course can be purchased with a £40 saving for the next 48 hours only! This is an energy healing modality I worked with intensively in May as part of a Lemurian healing ritual. It’s excellent for emotional healing, inner-child work and if, like me, you feel drawn to ancient Lemuria and Atlantis, these energies will inspire and relieve the soul! I’m also working on the Maya Magickal special offers that will come out in the middle of the month. These will harness the energetic tides of the Summer Solstice, and the Super Moon on the 24th. Around this time there will be a Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive; the comprehensive, deep karmic healing & release from negative, hindering and baneful karmic-bonds, that’s my most popular magickal intensive. It exerts a profoundly healing effect on all areas of life because all areas of life are subject to the influence of subtle energy. The energies around us affect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Many people find their financial prosperity or relationships experience blocks and bad fortune when negative energetic influences are at play. So, it’s one of my favourite intensives to perform for clients; the transformations and deep healing effected by this intensive, lean towards the miraculous! Additionally, I’ll be devising an exclusive intensive as a special seasonal working, utilising the potent solar and lunar configurations at this point in their sacred dance, through the Solstice Portal. I’ll keep you updated here and via the newsletter as these options become available. If you’re not on the mailing list, email me to join and make sure you don’t miss out. On another note, progress slowed down on rebuilding of the Mayastar website last week. My poor computer wasn’t quite powerful enough to handle the programme so it slowed me down by gradually getting buggier as more pages were added. In the end, I had to bite the bullet and upgrade to something a bit more suitable. And boy does that feel good! I’m loving my new laptop and it’s lightning-fast responsiveness! It’s going to save me hours of work and eliminate unnecessary frustration; so, as is my wont, I named it “Ganesh” after the Hindu god of removing obstacles! And now, let’s turn to the cards and see where we might best focus our energies over the coming days. I’ve chosen the Tarot of the Little Prince for this reading. I fell in love with this deck at first sight! I’ve always loved the story of The Little Prince; but I enjoyed reading it in French as part of learning the language last year; the illustrations for this deck really convey the feeling of the story beautifully. I don’t see many people raving about it, but for me, it’s one of Lo Scarabeo’s best releases. So, sit down. Relax. Enjoy a herbal tea. And let’s dive in… Ooh yes! This is what we like to see! Our main energy to tap into over the coming days is reflected in the Queen of Wands. The Queen of Wands is powerful archetype that combines the fiery, passionate and wilful energy of the Wands suit with the creativity, caring and compassion of the Queen. In this deck, she is aligned with the character of the Turkish astronomer that identifies the asteroid belonging to the Little Prince in the book. As such, she is depicted very much like a traditional Queen of Wands, but she holds a staff in one hand and a telescope in the other. The Rider-Waite design features a black cat and symbolises the Queen of Wand’s power to tap into magick and explore the mysteries. However, this energy takes on a new hue in the Tarot of the Little Prince! Her throne is adorned with snakes and roses. The snake represents the risen Kundalini energy, spiritual awakening and the wisdom of experience. The Queen of Wands moves in cycles and with her knowledge of the cycling stars and understanding of the mysteries, she retains her grounding and confidence while observing the constant movement and shift of the universe. The Queen of Wands calls us to align ourselves with divine timing. Work with the seasons and the energies that are currently influencing our lives as a means to enhance growth, healing and spiritual awakening. The second card shows us how we might tap into this energy more intensely…and it couldn’t be better! The World card comes right at the end of the Major Arcana and reflects completion, wholeness and integration. It’s a time when everything comes together and you’ve got all your ducks in a row. It’s the feeling you have when your self-esteem goes through the roof and other peoples’ cynicism, criticism and judgement can’t touch you. It’s how you feel when you’re really ok with yourself. When you’re really ok with yourself, you’re ok with other people too. Have you ever noticed how unhealed people are so enthusiastic in articulating their complaints and condemnations? Well, if you can take yourself out of that low level of consciousness, you stop hearing them and this card suggests you’re in a position to do just that! To tap into your majesty and magnificence, remind yourself that you’re perfect, exactly as you are. The universe knows it. I know it. And when you know it, other peoples’ limited beliefs, projections and malignity will be lost in the glorious music of your soul. It’s time to ignore what other people say and give yourself license to dance to the music only you can hear. If they think you’re mad, remember that their judgement expresses their limitations, not yours. Be confident. Be yourself. Be authentic. Even if the whole world were to stand against you, you’d be standing with the universe (and me!) at your back! And finally, what should we avoid? What’s the most influential impediment to the promise of the first card?....The Death card. This card rarely means literal death, but it could indicate a preoccupation with ideas of limitation and lack; or feelings of fear and anxiety inspired by death, endings or just the nature of the temporal world. Perhaps we can look at death a bit differently to avoid those limiting ideas? Rather than seeing it as the opposite of life, appreciate that it’s a part of life. I love the ivy that grows in my garden. I love the idea that it supports lots of wildlife and the local frogs seem to enjoy the shade and dampness it provides. However, I have to cut that ivy down frequently because, given free rein, it will strangle the oak tree that’s growing next to it. Life that’s not tempered by death can be destructive and malignant. Appreciate the balance of life and death. I hope you’ve enjoyed our musings today! I wish you a wonderful week, bounteous blessings and glorious gains! And I’ll see you again soon. 2nd June 2021...I’ve had a hectic few days as the Birthday Special Offer drew to a close at the end of the May. For those who missed out, while the special discount for the Birthday Offer’s no longer available, the courses due for archiving are still available here… People have asked me to make recommendations from the list of courses being archived. But it’s difficult because I enjoyed working with all of these energies! I wouldn’t have gone on to teach them otherwise! But there are some that stand out to me! In particular: Blue Star Celestial Energies, Ceremonial White Magic, Deities Empowerments, Diamond of Prosperity, Eye of the Universe, Kali Ma New Moon Empowerment, Karuna Ki, Lightworker Knighthood Attunements, Lightworker Ocean Mother Full Moon, Lightworker Rose Aura Link, Psychic Protection Flame, Solar & Lunar Light Empowerments, Wheel of Love and WhiteLight Self-Empowerment System. So, if any of those appeal to you, they would be excellent choices! All the courses on the Archive Menu made a potent contribution to my spiritual journey at some point and every attunement brought me closer to the person I am now; so for me, all of those energies empowered me and progressed my healing journey! And I’m honoured to be able to share them with others working towards their own healing and spiritual growth. Anyway, let’s settle down and have a look at what’s coming our way over the next few days. I’ve chosen the Anima Mundi Tarot for today’s reading. I have a number of nature- and animal-based decks but this one is the one that I reach for most of the time! The primary energy we can tap into to progress our spiritual journeys right now is expressed in the form of The Empress. This resonates very strongly with me! Since the Beltane Portal Intensive a month ago, I’ve had lots of requests from clients for special Tantric Shamanic Rituals through the Goddess Freya! So I’m very much immersed in the energies of abundance, fertility and creativity right now. And these cards indicate, it’s not just me being drawn into these high frequencies! There are bountiful blessings available to the collective! These cards recommend us to lean into our connection with the earth and natural world; seek alignment with the myriad expressions of life around us. Take time to meditate on the sunset, watch the trees dance in the wind or go for a walk in the park and enjoy the birdsong. Opening our consciousness to life in this way can help us to feel more grounded and creative. The second card indicates where we should put our attention to align more closely with the energy of the first card. Today, this is represented by the 4 of Cups. This can indicate a lack of grounding and feeling a bit low-energy or unenthusiastic about life. The fact that this is the card we should focus on suggests it’s time to have a look at your uncomfortable feelings. Seek the source of your discomfort because the promise of the first card is that solutions, healing and prosperity are powerfully placed to manifest for you right now! Maybe used the Grounding Visualisation if you’re feeling a little disconnected. The final card warns us about the potential hazards and hindrances that are most likely to block us from the blessings of the first card. Today this is reflected in the 6 of Wands. In its shadow aspect this card warns us to avoid falling into the traps of the ego! That can include too much ego or too little. An inflated sense of self-belief can block us from learning and growing because we simply don’t see the need; and a deficit of self-belief can lead us to think it’s not possible to change and grow. But the cards are clear! Growth isn’t just possible, the universe is gearing you towards it and the cards reveal that the biggest threat to your success this week is the risk that you won’t get out of your own way and open yourself up to the opportunities the universe is providing. You can do this! I, for one, believe in you! X Join me back here for more musings on Saturday! In the meantime, if there’s anything I can help you with, I’m only an email away. X May 2021 Musings... April 2021 Musings... March 2021 Musings...
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June 2021 Musings... 30th June 2021…I hope this blog update finds you well! All is flourishing in my little bohemian heaven right now! I’ve got into a really balanced routine of doing general work in the morning, and enjoying creative pursuits in the afternoon. I’m working on a couple of mantra songs with my guitar and I’m tentatively considering uploading them to YouTube at some point this year; though I need to wait until I’ve got all the website work completed because that’s a priority! So that may be something to look forward to! But in the meantime, let’s inquire of the tarot and find out what’s in store over the coming days. I’ve choosing the Dark Mansion Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance reading for the collective. It’s a gothic-style deck with real “Nightmare Before Christmas” vibes (a bit like me!) Let’s explore… The dominant energy influencing us at this time is represented by the Temperance card. This reflects a period of balance and calm – something we’re all in need of after the exciting & revelatory energies of the combined Solstice Portal & Strawberry Supermoon! This is a period for healing, relaxation, grounding and assimilation. The energy is offering us an opportunity to get back in touch with ourselves and fully digest our recent experiences. Did the intense lunar energies have you questioning your sanity? Did they hyper- sensitise your triggers? Were your dreams strangely vivid and disturbing or confusing? Now’s the time to sit with yourself and see what you learnt about yourself during the celestial turbulance! The second card offers us the key to bringing through the most progressive opportunities available from the current energetic landscape and this comes in the form of the Judgement card. This card emphasises aspects of the first in its apocalyptic potential. If the idea of an apocalypse conjures up images of zombie invasions & extreme end-of-the-world scenarios, don’t worry! That’s not what we’re going for here. We’re looking at the potential for making a change in direction. As we work through recent experiences, we’re called to consider our options dispassionately and realistically. Something we couldn’t do while our emotions were stirred up by the fluctuations in the flow of energy. If the dance of the stars exerted what felt like a negative influence on you, now’s a good time to look at your life and see if you can make a change that will prevent a repeat. Look at the past and consider the steps that led you to this point. And using your insight and intuition, reflect on the path you wish to take from here. Perhaps you don’t have a destination (destiny) in mind. Don’t worry! You don’t need one! You can’t decide what the future holds, but you can decide how you will approach it. Maybe you can change your focus so that rather than react to life, you respond to life. The final card expresses the shadow energies that might block us from the potent promise of the first two cards, and today the 8 of Cups cautions us against ignoring our feelings or failing to meet our responsibility to ourselves by not addressing any emotional upset we experienced over the last few weeks. The opportunity for healing and spiritual growth is available but we need to face the reality and sit with our feelings (especially the painful ones) because they will point us in the direction of places we need to give ourselves healing. Listen to your heart - and be kind to yourself! These cards powerfully express the qualities of the energetic tides we’re currently plumbing! For myself, I’ve been working a great deal with Lemurian and Oceanic energies over the past couple of months. I try to set up special offers for courses I feel reflect the current energies best and allow spirit to guide me in the timing of those special offers. And this week the Ethereal Crystals Healing Course is the special offer course. And it’s the perfect system for the Temperance energy! Crystals combine high frequency energies with those of the earth and this makes them very accessible and powerful for healing the human energy field because we also combine those energetic frequencies! I use the Ethereal Crystals system mostly during ritual work but I think I’ll use it for my daily healing practice over the coming days. I think a series of crystal grids (Rose Quartz, Citrine & Amethyst – the crystal energies I work with most!) over the coming days will be the perfect practice to harness this healing window! Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll see you back here on Saturday for more mystical musings! 29th June 2021…Welcome to my latest musings! This is an additional post rather than one of my tarot guidance for the collective posts, but there are so many updates that I thought I’d put it all together in one place! I’ve been having a very productive week so far. I’ve made progress on the Mayastar website redevelopment; and although I’m still not far enough into the workload to be able to set myself a realistic deadline, it’s very motivating to see things taking shape. I end up going down many rabbit holes looking for snippets of code I can use to make it easier for people to share my site on Facebook and things like that. But when it’s all done, it’s going to be fantastic! The new site will be as easy to navigate as Maya Muses & the Maya Magickal website (which I finished earlier this year!). There are a number of courses that won’t be transferred to the new website though. These can still be purchased from the Mayastar site until the redeveloped website goes live, from the Archive Menu. At this stage, I think I’m maybe a 3rd of the way through the work – so you have at least a couple of months to buy from that list if anything interests you. I’ve also been hearing from customers about the new facility PayPal have implemented. My checkout process for Mayastar Academy and Maya Magickal Spells are both through PayPal; and now, if you have an account in good-standing with PayPal, you can choose to pay for applicable orders in monthly instalments! The arrangement is with PayPal so it’s not something I offer, but something PayPal offer to customers that have PayPal accounts. The added flexibility can be a real bonus because it allows people to make larger purchases and budget for them. The option isn’t available for Personalised Packages though. The Personalised Package Discount is applied to orders of 3 or more options if you email me with your order. The discount is calculated at 20% for 3 or more options; 25% for 6 or more; and 30% for 10 or more. On receipt of your order, I send a PayPal invoice reflecting the relevant discount so that you can pay securely online. But this discount only applies for orders paid for in one lump sum, so if you wish to pay in monthly instalments, you can’t benefit from that particular discount in combination with the flexible PayPal payment plan. However, you can purchase fixed packages such as the Banishing & Blessing Tantric Shamanic Ritual Intensive, the Lightworker Energy Healer Package, or Reiki Energy Healer Advanced Diploma Package (or any of the Energy Healer and Advanced Diploma packages; you can find them all listed on the individual “Course Category Menus” on the right-hand side of the Mayastar website). These fixed packages reflect significant discounts, and if you qualify, you can pay in monthly instalments through PayPal too! I’m really impressed with the way PayPal has developed and evolved to consider the needs of their customers. My checkout has always been through PayPal & I’ve stuck with them because they really support their merchants too. But I never imagined people would be able to get convenient payment arrangements when buying from me but with PayPal doing all the administration! Absolutely fantastic for me and absolutely fantastic for my customers too! Additionally, I want to thank all of you that have engaged with my social media posts on the Mayastar Facebook Page, ALM – Mystic, Muse & Artist Facebook Page & Instagram since I reactivated them and started posting regularly again earlier this year! Your support & interest means a lot to me and I appreciate every like and comment! All engagement boosts my ranking with the algorithms and gets my posts seen more often. This means more people visit my websites, learn new skills, find healing & opportunities for personal and spiritual development. That’s what I’m here for! So I really appreciate those that engage with me through all my online channels. THANK YOU! NOTE: I also post regularly to Tumblr, DeviantArt, Mayastar Twitter, ALM Twitter & LinkedIn, so if you use those sites, I hope to see you there! And don’t forget to stay up to date with my mystical musings and spiritual guidance tarot readings for the collective, every Wednesday & Saturday by coming back here! Enjoy a wonderful day & I wish you goodness, greatness, brilliance and beauty in all you do! <3 26th June 2021…Congratulations on finding your way to a new Maya Muses blog! Here, I offer spiritual guidance for the collective through tarot readings, every Wednesday and Saturday. It’s my intention that you find this guidance when it applies to you and when it will assist you most profoundly. If my words vibe with you and inspire your spirit, take them with you! But leave behind anything that doesn’t feel like it speaks to your soul. Today I’ll be drawing from the Black Cats Tarot. This is another Rider-Waite-Smith-based deck from Lo Scarabeo, but with all the characters depicted as cats! It sounds like it might be quite a frivolous and fun deck but it actually conveys real depth and mystery. I find it to be a very well-balanced deck with some original takes on traditional themes…just the way I like it! Let’s explore… The Page of Cups recommends us to be open to the communications of our higher self right now; listen to your intuition because it’s providing you with guidance and new ideas that will support you in your spiritual goals. Look for symbols that repeat themselves in your dreams and meditations over the next few days as these could provide you with new direction. Pay particular attention to the feeling of energy in the heart-chakra centre – if you find your energy contracting around certain people or in certain places, it may indicate areas for change or places in your life that you need to set up some healthier boundaries. But most importantly, trust yourself and explore your intuition because it’s your spiritual sat-nav! The second card offers us the opportunity to dive deeper into the energies of the first card; today this comes in the form of the Judgement card. This card represents a reckoning, the end of a cycle, or the beginning of a new one. It’s about moving forward and letting go of the shackles of past ways of being. Sometimes, it’s just about tying up the loose ends so the past doesn’t follow you all the way into next week. The key to a life of progress, growth and success is to adapt and through the Judgement card energy, we’re encouraged to let go of what doesn’t serve us in order to make way for a better life. If you can stay conscious of your direction, the changes and choices you make will steer you ever closer to your divine energetic blueprint & a meaninfully authentic life. I also draw a card to see impediments and challenges we may face in manifesting the promises of the first card, however, today this card is the Sun card! The fun, frivalous & fantastical energies of the Sun card reveal no obstacles to our satisfaction, success and spiritual-growth right now! This card also indicates great potential for experiences of joy, contentment and healing. If you feel moved to capitalise on the current energetic opportunities, the Light Sanctuary Activation & Goddess Diana Mirror Shield Activation are excellent for creating healthy energetic boundaries to support your natural protection; and Unicorn Love & Light Encoding is the perfect attunement to align you with the child- like happiness & healing reflected in the Sun card! Enjoy the rest of the weekend and I wish you magick, memorable moments and mystical miracles in every corner of your marvellous life! Come back again soon for more mystical musings with Maya. 23rd June 2021…Welcome back to the blog! I hope you all had a beautiful Summer Solstice & are enjoying the intense Strawberry Supermoon energies! They’re really building to a crescendo just now, with the actual full moon taking place tomorrow night; and I’ve got everything set up for those taking advantage of the special working of the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive. Capitalising on the last Supermoon of 2021, this cycle promises to be deeply healing. The Killing Moon clears away negative bonds that form connections to bad experiences/memories, toxic relationships & trauma to facilitate the free-flow of life-force energy through the energy body and through all spheres of life. This potent working also resolves and dissolves negative bonds that are created by those that wish us harm and even addresses attachments to non-physical entities! The scope of the Killing Moon Cycle as a reversal is second to none - and that’s part of the reason I love working it for people: it never fails to create opportunities for progress and the beneficial results often come as a very pleasant surprise! I guess you don’t always realise something’s holding you back until it’s no longer holding you back! The Killing Moon working is my most popular and most comprehensive magickal intensive; and because I work a cycle every month, I have been able to assist hundreds of clients, all over the world, through this sacred magickal ritual. Working with it so often has also allowed me to adapt it to for clients to address hauntings, demonic oppression and curses. With the higher demand for magickal workings over the Solstice period, I feel like I’ve spent more time in the temple over the last two weeks than over the preceding two months! But I love my work so it really doesn’t feel like a chore. Helping people to realise their potential and manifest powerful and progressive change, spiritual growth & transformative healing through my magickal talents really nourishes my soul. So I feel incredibly grateful and honoured right now to be able to play my part in the sacred work of Mayastar students and Maya Magickal clients. I’ve also been enjoying a new deck! The Bonefire Tarot is a deck I was drawn to for a long time because of the art-style; however, I was put off by the glossy finish and larger sized cards and ended up sitting on the fence about it for at least a year! As it turns out, the larger cards don’t really bother me…it may be because of the black borders - something I really enjoy! Also, the gloss finish is more like the lamination on the Carol Herzer deck I have – and that’s one of my soul-decks! So, this deck has chosen itself for today’s reading for the collective. Pull up a seat, and let’s muse on this… The principal energy we’ll be working with over the next few days is the lunar current. Now, this card can be a bit negative and may indicate illusion, deception or fantasy…but in the current context, it certainly applies to the intensifying energy of the Strawberry Supermoon! This is an opportunity for deep emotional healing and release. The tides of the Solstice mark the beginning of the solar ebb, but right now, as the lunar energies build to their zenith, there may be some emotional instability and upset. Look out for things that trigger you over the coming days because you’re liable to be a bit over-sensitive. It’s probably best to decide in advance that you’ll allow your emotions to flow (as opposed to suppressing them), but won’t get too fixated on them or over-analysing them. It may help to express your emotions through a creative process such as writing, singing or art so you can acknowledge and explore your emotional landscape without getting lost in it! The second card offers us and opportunity to go deeper into the potential of the first card and in this case, it’s the 3 of Swords. This is the card of heartbreak, heart-ache and grief. It’s also the card that comes up for me around ovulation - so for me, this also ties to those potent lunar currents! This card can express that feeling you have when your hormones are off and everything’s a bit more upsetting than usual. Well, this week, don’t resist your sadness because, by the light of the Strawberry Supermoon, you may discern new truths about yourself by exploring your triggers. Perhaps if you find yourself feeling out of sorts, you can look at the discomfort as being a helpful guide to where you need healing right now. There are great opportunities for spiritual growth and awakening in the swirling celestial tides! And finally, the card that represents the biggest impediment to the realisation of the promise of the first card is the 7 of Coins. This card reminds us to work when there’s work to do, but to stop when there’s not! If you tend to over-work or try to “keep busy”, it may block you from connecting with your heart centre and accessing the healing potential of the current energy flows. Likewise, if you tend to procrastinate, apathy might block you from feeling your way through your emotions. But right now, it’s your conscious commitment to self- discovery that will take you to the next level, if you can tear yourself away from work & distractions for a bit! It’s definitely shaping up to be a magickal week! I wish you sunshine, success & splendour in all you do and I hope to see you back here again soon. 19th June 2021...Only 2 days to go before the start of the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal Magickal Intensive with the goddess, Freya! The high energies are really building now and if you’re sensitive to subtle energy and celestial tides, I’m sure you’re feeling it too! The possibilities feel boundless right now and opportunities for spiritual awakening and deep healing are in the offing! Let’s see what guidance the tarot has for us today. I’ve chosen the Zillich Tarot. It’s a Thoth-based deck so it has a few deviations from the Rider- Waite structure. This deck comes in a tinned version with small cards; but the simple art-style works perfectly with the smaller size! It’s a great travel deck too! Lovely! The primary energy we can tap into this week to enhance our spiritual and personal progress is reflected in the Prince of Wands (the Knight of Wands). The character in this card looks to have fiery phoenix wings and a red crest on his head; he holds a staff with the head of a phoenix on it, reflecting the focus of his will. The phoenix is a mythical bird, born of the ashes of its former self. It represents regeneration, cycles of growth and innovation. Are you moving into a new cycle? I think a lot of us are with the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice energy! And the cosmic influences at play in your life right now, support your growth and evolution. It’s time to believe in yourself and open your heart to the possibilities. You can exceed your own expectations, if you can let go of your belief in those expectations! Now may be the perfect opportunity for you to mindfully move beyond your comfort zone! The second card of the reading recommends we do this by grounding the high energy into our lives with creativity. This might be in the form of a hobby, making art or learning something new. Perhaps you feel moved to express yourself in poetry or journalling as a means to explore your emotional landscape? Channelling our energy into creative pursuits is like putting our money where our mouth is. It shows the universe that we’re serious about this! And when we’re doing something about it, the universe is inspired to lend its support, guidance and encouragement too. How might you communicate your intentions through your actions? The Four of Discs (Pentacles), reveals the potential blocks we might face and this card warns us against attempting to hold onto the high frequency energy and potential by containing it! The energies at play in our lives right now are flowing through us and are not for us to store up for a rainy day. The energy is available for use right now but to harness it and witness it’s power to transform our lives, we need to put it to good use in the present. Energy can become stagnant and stale if we don’t allow it to flow. The best way to keep the energy flowing is to deliberately channel it into activities that allow us to put a bit of heart and soul into our lives. So look for the opportunities this week and go with the flow! I hope you’re feeling suitable stirred-up and motivated; I certainly am! And I’ll see you back here next week for more musings X 16th June 2021…Welcome back to the Maya Muses site for more mystical musings from me! I hope you’ll find some inspiration & lift. As always, my readings are intended to apply to you at the time you read them. But don’t take it all to heart! Take what means something to you, and leave the rest behind! With only 5 days to the Solstice and a week until the Strawberry Supermoon, the Temple Diary is filling up fast! If you’re interested in either of the special workings for this magickal time, you can read about them and purchase from: www.mayamagickal.net/killingmoonoffer.htm & www.mayamagickal.net/solstice.htm X And with that, let’s dive into the Light Seer’s Tarot for today’s musings! This is a mass-market deck, published by Hay House and is a real gem! The quality of the card stock and box is almost as impressive as the imagery. It has a really bohemian, hippie vibe – but it’s also very modern, while staying true to the traditional card meanings. Beautiful, bountiful & brilliant! The dominant energy influencing us right now comes in the form of the 7 of Cups. This card can indicate delusion or being swept up in a fantasy world to the exclusion of a balanced life. However, this particular depiction of the card shows a man with seven, downturned bowls in front of him. He looks like he’s deeply considering his options and the snakes and ladders around the bowls remind us that not all of our choices lead to growth. From this card, and with the current energies at play due to the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal, this card reflects a period of great potential. There are many options open to us and we can explore these in our imagination. But be realistic and grounded; don’t get too caught up with all the “what ifs” or put yourself under unnecessary pressure to make unnecessary decisions. Sometimes these things fall into place naturally and getting yourself too emotionally involved complicates life! It may be a good time to explore the possibilities in your mind but the second card gives us a clue as to how we might best do this…the 5 of Wands speaks of conflict in the area of passion and will and this is the energy that will help us access the potential blessings of the first card. If we can confront the uncomfortable feelings and the inner conflicts that can have us feeling like we’re always doing something we don’t really want to be doing, we can align ourselves with new ways of doing things. The 7 of Cups offers us an opportunity to find a solution to a source of discomfort or stress in our lives. And finally, the Ace of Swords represents the most likely impediment to our success and reveals a risk of getting too focused on the details and overthinking things. The 7 of Cups recommends us to use our imagination to find a new way to do things, but the Ace of Swords warns us not to get too caught up in expectation and looking for the results. Overthinking will have you thinking inside the box for hours on end. But right now, outside of the box you’ll find opportunity, inspiration and a new way ahead! Have a beautiful week! I’ll see you back here for more musings on Saturday! X 12th June 2021…I’ve felt like I’ve been on holiday all week because of the first summer heatwave in the UK! I don’t function well with the heat usually but this year I bought a fancy air-cooler, and so far, I have to admit, it works so well that I’m kicking myself for not getting one last year when I first looked into them! The summery vibes have had me reaching for Paulina Cassidy tarot decks a lot, and today, I’ve chosen the Spiritsong Tarot for our guidance. It’s an animal-based deck but Paulina’s ethereal style makes it feel quite gentle and whimsical! Let’s explore… The dominant energy making its presence felt for us over the coming days is reflected in the 4 of Crystals (Pentacles). This card features a beaver, focused on his work and manifesting the dam of his dreams! This card can indicate the holding and demonstrating of one’s personal power; the creation of healthy boundaries and the independence that comes when you put your life in order. It can be a fine balance to create a structure in your life that will help you to flourish. But routines, rules and rituals can help you to achieve your goals and create a sense of security and accomplishment. Now may be a good time to take an overview of your life and see if there are areas that would benefit from a bit more structure…and perhaps, see if there are any that could benefit from a little de-structuring to. The second card offers us the key to obtaining the real benefits of the first card and in this case it’s represented by the Temperance card. This card emphasises the recommendations of the first card: looks for opportunities to bring more balance to your life by making adjustments to your routine that will serve you better. Aiming to fill every minute of every day with productivity is counter- productive; if you’re very fixed on scheduling your work time, why not be a bit fixed on scheduling your rest time too? And finally, the third card reveals the potential challenges we might face. And today, these are reflected in the shadow-aspect of the Nine of Shells (Cups) cards. This is the card of wishes coming true and deep fulfilment. Even in its shadow-aspect, it’s not all doom and gloom because it indicates the possibility of fast manifestations and powerful healing! However, with the high energies of the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal, there’s magick in the air! So, this card cautions you to be careful what you wish for because right now, your thoughts are creating your reality at an accelerated rate. It’s a great time for personal development, healing and focusing on what you want to manifest for yourself and your life because there’s great potential for miraculous change and demonstrations of abundance in all areas of your life. If you’re hoping to manifest a change for the better, now’s your divinely ordained opportunity! This seems very timely as the first newsletter detailing the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Portal magickal intensive options is going out today! This month is building up to a beautiful finish and I hope you’ll all make the most of the potent energetic tide in whatever way feels right for you. And with that, I wish you health and wealth, peace and prosperity, and I’ll see you again soon. XXX 9th June 2021...Having a busy but exciting week at Mayastar HQ! Preparations for the Strawberry Supermoon Solstice magickal intensives are well underway! This cosmic configuration creates an opportunity to tap into powerful energetic tides, and I’ll be harnessing the limitless flow to effect profound and progressive change for my clients! If you’d like to know more, please visit: 7-Day Strawberry Supermoon Solstice Intensive with Goddess Freya and the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive. And now, it’s time to find out what the cards can tell us about our direction over the coming days! I’ve chosen the Affirmators Tarot for today. I was feeling frivolous and light-hearted and this deck really resonated with me. It has brilliantly coloured, almost childish images of animals on each card. But far from being a challenge to read, it’s a dream because it follows the traditional Rider-Waite system of meaning. Let’s explore! The Ace of Pentacles represents the dominant energy influencing us at the moment. This card represents the potential we can tap into over the next few days. And the Ace of Pentacles speaks to us of success and abundance. This might be financial, but it might also be in your sense of meaning and satisfaction in life. There’s opportunity for increased contentment, security and wealth! If you’re thinking of starting a new hobby, looking for a new job or exploring the possibility of setting up your own busines, now might be a good time to at least start learning the skills you’ll need. It could be a good time to take a course that will improve your career or take your hobby to the next level. The second card offers us the key to the promise of the first card. This represents the energy that we should focus on to align us more closely with the first and to manifest the blessings and potential. Today, this is The Chariot. It recommends us to balance our intentions and drives; maintain some focus and don’t allow yourself to be swayed too much by what’s going on around you. Stay in your lane and stay the course. But also, stay present: there might be a tendency for your mind to wander or your actions to be confused and inconsistent because you’re trying to do too much at once, and if you give into it, your progress may be underwhelming! You can choose where you put your attention and you’ll find you naturally steer towards it as long as you maintain that focus. The final card is the 4 of Wands and in this position, it cautions us against hastiness and arrogance. It’s not time to rest on your laurels just yet! That time is coming, but it’s not right now. Whatever you do, don’t let your ego get caught up in the excitement of focusing on results, you can make the most of the opportunities the universe is unfolding in your life by pacing yourself and keeping your head. Wonderful! Please take what vibes with you and leave the rest behind as you go about your day; and come back again soon for more musings X 5th June 2021...Welcome to my latest blog update! Before I get onto the general updates and tarot, here’s a link for the current special offer for Mayastar: the Dolphin Rainbow Chakra Healing Course can be purchased with a £40 saving for the next 48 hours only! This is an energy healing modality I worked with intensively in May as part of a Lemurian healing ritual. It’s excellent for emotional healing, inner-child work and if, like me, you feel drawn to ancient Lemuria and Atlantis, these energies will inspire and relieve the soul! I’m also working on the Maya Magickal special offers that will come out in the middle of the month. These will harness the energetic tides of the Summer Solstice, and the Super Moon on the 24th. Around this time there will be a Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive; the comprehensive, deep karmic healing & release from negative, hindering and baneful karmic- bonds, that’s my most popular magickal intensive. It exerts a profoundly healing effect on all areas of life because all areas of life are subject to the influence of subtle energy. The energies around us affect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Many people find their financial prosperity or relationships experience blocks and bad fortune when negative energetic influences are at play. So, it’s one of my favourite intensives to perform for clients; the transformations and deep healing effected by this intensive, lean towards the miraculous! Additionally, I’ll be devising an exclusive intensive as a special seasonal working, utilising the potent solar and lunar configurations at this point in their sacred dance, through the Solstice Portal. I’ll keep you updated here and via the newsletter as these options become available. If you’re not on the mailing list, email me to join and make sure you don’t miss out. On another note, progress slowed down on rebuilding of the Mayastar website last week. My poor computer wasn’t quite powerful enough to handle the programme so it slowed me down by gradually getting buggier as more pages were added. In the end, I had to bite the bullet and upgrade to something a bit more suitable. And boy does that feel good! I’m loving my new laptop and it’s lightning-fast responsiveness! It’s going to save me hours of work and eliminate unnecessary frustration; so, as is my wont, I named it “Ganesh” after the Hindu god of removing obstacles! And now, let’s turn to the cards and see where we might best focus our energies over the coming days. I’ve chosen the Tarot of the Little Prince for this reading. I fell in love with this deck at first sight! I’ve always loved the story of The Little Prince; but I enjoyed reading it in French as part of learning the language last year; the illustrations for this deck really convey the feeling of the story beautifully. I don’t see many people raving about it, but for me, it’s one of Lo Scarabeo’s best releases. So, sit down. Relax. Enjoy a herbal tea. And let’s dive in… Ooh yes! This is what we like to see! Our main energy to tap into over the coming days is reflected in the Queen of Wands. The Queen of Wands is powerful archetype that combines the fiery, passionate and wilful energy of the Wands suit with the creativity, caring and compassion of the Queen. In this deck, she is aligned with the character of the Turkish astronomer that identifies the asteroid belonging to the Little Prince in the book. As such, she is depicted very much like a traditional Queen of Wands, but she holds a staff in one hand and a telescope in the other. The Rider- Waite design features a black cat and symbolises the Queen of Wand’s power to tap into magick and explore the mysteries. However, this energy takes on a new hue in the Tarot of the Little Prince! Her throne is adorned with snakes and roses. The snake represents the risen Kundalini energy, spiritual awakening and the wisdom of experience. The Queen of Wands moves in cycles and with her knowledge of the cycling stars and understanding of the mysteries, she retains her grounding and confidence while observing the constant movement and shift of the universe. The Queen of Wands calls us to align ourselves with divine timing. Work with the seasons and the energies that are currently influencing our lives as a means to enhance growth, healing and spiritual awakening. The second card shows us how we might tap into this energy more intensely…and it couldn’t be better! The World card comes right at the end of the Major Arcana and reflects completion, wholeness and integration. It’s a time when everything comes together and you’ve got all your ducks in a row. It’s the feeling you have when your self-esteem goes through the roof and other peoples’ cynicism, criticism and judgement can’t touch you. It’s how you feel when you’re really ok with yourself. When you’re really ok with yourself, you’re ok with other people too. Have you ever noticed how unhealed people are so enthusiastic in articulating their complaints and condemnations? Well, if you can take yourself out of that low level of consciousness, you stop hearing them and this card suggests you’re in a position to do just that! To tap into your majesty and magnificence, remind yourself that you’re perfect, exactly as you are. The universe knows it. I know it. And when you know it, other peoples’ limited beliefs, projections and malignity will be lost in the glorious music of your soul. It’s time to ignore what other people say and give yourself license to dance to the music only you can hear. If they think you’re mad, remember that their judgement expresses their limitations, not yours. Be confident. Be yourself. Be authentic. Even if the whole world were to stand against you, you’d be standing with the universe (and me!) at your back! And finally, what should we avoid? What’s the most influential impediment to the promise of the first card?....The Death card. This card rarely means literal death, but it could indicate a preoccupation with ideas of limitation and lack; or feelings of fear and anxiety inspired by death, endings or just the nature of the temporal world. Perhaps we can look at death a bit differently to avoid those limiting ideas? Rather than seeing it as the opposite of life, appreciate that it’s a part of life. I love the ivy that grows in my garden. I love the idea that it supports lots of wildlife and the local frogs seem to enjoy the shade and dampness it provides. However, I have to cut that ivy down frequently because, given free rein, it will strangle the oak tree that’s growing next to it. Life that’s not tempered by death can be destructive and malignant. Appreciate the balance of life and death. I hope you’ve enjoyed our musings today! I wish you a wonderful week, bounteous blessings and glorious gains! And I’ll see you again soon. 2nd June 2021...I’ve had a hectic few days as the Birthday Special Offer drew to a close at the end of the May. For those who missed out, while the special discount for the Birthday Offer’s no longer available, the courses due for archiving are still available here… People have asked me to make recommendations from the list of courses being archived. But it’s difficult because I enjoyed working with all of these energies! I wouldn’t have gone on to teach them otherwise! But there are some that stand out to me! In particular: Blue Star Celestial Energies, Ceremonial White Magic, Deities Empowerments, Diamond of Prosperity, Eye of the Universe, Kali Ma New Moon Empowerment, Karuna Ki, Lightworker Knighthood Attunements, Lightworker Ocean Mother Full Moon, Lightworker Rose Aura Link, Psychic Protection Flame, Solar & Lunar Light Empowerments, Wheel of Love and WhiteLight Self-Empowerment System. So, if any of those appeal to you, they would be excellent choices! All the courses on the Archive Menu made a potent contribution to my spiritual journey at some point and every attunement brought me closer to the person I am now; so for me, all of those energies empowered me and progressed my healing journey! And I’m honoured to be able to share them with others working towards their own healing and spiritual growth. Anyway, let’s settle down and have a look at what’s coming our way over the next few days. I’ve chosen the Anima Mundi Tarot for today’s reading. I have a number of nature- and animal- based decks but this one is the one that I reach for most of the time! The primary energy we can tap into to progress our spiritual journeys right now is expressed in the form of The Empress. This resonates very strongly with me! Since the Beltane Portal Intensive a month ago, I’ve had lots of requests from clients for special Tantric Shamanic Rituals through the Goddess Freya! So I’m very much immersed in the energies of abundance, fertility and creativity right now. And these cards indicate, it’s not just me being drawn into these high frequencies! There are bountiful blessings available to the collective! These cards recommend us to lean into our connection with the earth and natural world; seek alignment with the myriad expressions of life around us. Take time to meditate on the sunset, watch the trees dance in the wind or go for a walk in the park and enjoy the birdsong. Opening our consciousness to life in this way can help us to feel more grounded and creative. The second card indicates where we should put our attention to align more closely with the energy of the first card. Today, this is represented by the 4 of Cups. This can indicate a lack of grounding and feeling a bit low-energy or unenthusiastic about life. The fact that this is the card we should focus on suggests it’s time to have a look at your uncomfortable feelings. Seek the source of your discomfort because the promise of the first card is that solutions, healing and prosperity are powerfully placed to manifest for you right now! Maybe used the Grounding Visualisation if you’re feeling a little disconnected. The final card warns us about the potential hazards and hindrances that are most likely to block us from the blessings of the first card. Today this is reflected in the 6 of Wands. In its shadow aspect this card warns us to avoid falling into the traps of the ego! That can include too much ego or too little. An inflated sense of self-belief can block us from learning and growing because we simply don’t see the need; and a deficit of self-belief can lead us to think it’s not possible to change and grow. But the cards are clear! Growth isn’t just possible, the universe is gearing you towards it and the cards reveal that the biggest threat to your success this week is the risk that you won’t get out of your own way and open yourself up to the opportunities the universe is providing. You can do this! I, for one, believe in you! X Join me back here for more musings on Saturday! In the meantime, if there’s anything I can help you with, I’m only an email away. X May 2021 Musings... April 2021 Musings... March 2021 Musings...