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July 2021 Musings... 28th July 2021…I’ve started my personal preparations for the Golden Goddess Lammas Portal Intensive (starting in 3 days)! I’m working with the Solar Goddess Radiance energy each morning, and Nature Deva & Fairies in the evening (I find it a very grounding energy so it’s perfect for evening). I’ve decided I’ll be focusing on gratitude and integration of the healing work, business work & re-branding of this blog for this year’s Lammas festival. Focusing on assimilating the energetic shifts of recent change in order to align with further progress. Celebrating the seasonal changes by tapping into their magickal potential can be a great way to check in with yourself and consider your direction. But the Lammas Portal can also be used as a “general influence” working for healing, manifesting abundance or simply to open yourself to the blessings of the great mother goddess as Freya. I’ve worked a lot more with Freya over the last 12 months and I’m really feeling her presence and influence, not only in my work, but in my home and personal life. I’m honoured to facilitate that spiritual connection for others and to magickally open new opportunities for progress, prosperity and peace for clients all around the world. X But today, let’s check in with the energies at play to see how we might best tap into the natural ebb and flow of the etheric currents. I’ve chosen the Pre-Raphaelite Tarot from Lo Scarabeo for this reading. Let’s explore… The dominant influence over the coming days is reflected in the 8 of Pentacles. This card recommends us to pursue excellence through repetition and practice. Hone your skills through diligence and consistency in your work. Whatever you’re applying yourself to right now, whether it’s your job, a craft or hobby, or leaning something new, you can accede to a higher level of skill and accomplishment by putting all of your energy and attention into the task at hand. When you work towards your goals studiously and deliberately, you’re sending a message to the universe about what you really want in life, and the universe always responds! The second card offers us the key to accessing the blessings of the first card and today, this comes in the form of the Page of Wands. In this position, this card represents the part of yourself that seeks fun, frivolity and fast-living! The Page of Wands can be a bit reckless and perhaps a bit shallow too. But the positive aspects of this archetype can be allowing your free-spirit to shine; tap into your innovative side and you may find new ways to do things. Even as you work hard and focus, the Page of Wands energy can ensure you don’t get too bogged down in the details or too caught up in perfectionism. A good way to approach your work, study and self-improvement is to enjoy it! Assume it’s going to be great fun and a fascinating adventure, and it will be! The final card tells us the potential blocks and challenges we may face in our pursuit of the promises of the first card. And today, this card is the 7 of Wands. This could be considered the card of potential blocks and challenges! It’s about that feeling of being backed into a corner and forced to up your game because circumstances are testing you. You may gain a lot, but you may also pay a hefty price for that kind of growth. This card can also reflect past trauma or the patterns you learnt in order to cope with difficulties. In context with the first two cards, this might indicate a tendency to overwork or to block yourself from growth through a lack of self-belief. To avoid allowing the adversity you’ve faced in the past restricting your development in the future, keep your attention focused on the Page of Wands energy. He is enthusiastic, hopeful and inspired! All things are possible! You can be original and do it your own way. If you feel self-doubt creeping in, think about the Page of Wands cheering you on! He believes you can do it! And, if you fall short of your ambitions, he’ll be there to celebrate your achievements all the same! Definitely a feeling of progress to be made and new skills and abilities to be fine-tuned over the coming days. Enjoy your work! And I’ll see you back here for more mystical musings soon X 24th July 2021…After some frantic preparations at the 11th hour, the Goddess Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Full Moon Ritual Intensive started last night! And it’s coincided beautifully with a break from the heatwave too! This morning, I’m feeling very chilled in all respects and looking forward to tonight’s ritual work. Let’s see what’s on the cards for the next few days. Today I’m drawing from the Tarot of the Magical Forest… The greatest influence, offering the most progressive opportunities and energies to work with, comes in the form of the Knight of Cups. He represents the part of us that seeks spiritual insight & higher truths. He’s on a mission to uncover the meaning and poetry written into the fabric of the universe! The Knight of Cups pursues the sacred and allows his intuition to guide him. Aligning your energy with the archetype of the Knight of Cups might be done through writing poetry, connecting with a creative pursuit, spending time in meditation near water, or through a spiritual practice such as ritual or energy healing. The cards offer us a key to unlock this potential in the form of the Queen of Pentacles. This card doesn’t surprise me at all as she’s been stalking me for the best part of this month! This card (for me) represents the Goddess of Love, Freya. The upcoming Lammas Portal Intensive will be focused on Freya and promises to be a powerful ritual. But additionally, this card speaks of home, security, self-care and taking pleasure in our creature comforts. Deliberately taking pleasure in your surroundings can be a great grounding experience! Taking care of your home can also be a powerful and magickal process because you’re creating an energetic construct with meaning to enhance the material construct of the building: you’re making a house into a home! Lammas Portal energy expresses this celebration of this magickal process that plays out in all areas and aspects of our lives when we consciously choose to put our energy into things! Aligning with the energy of the season and magickal potential of Goddess of the Heart, the Hearth, the Home & Happiness will help us to become more aware of the places in our lives that we’ve invested with special meaning & power; it will also remind you of the central role you play in deciding your destiny! We can’t control everything in life, but life feels less daunting when you remind yourself of the things you can control. The final card tells us what we should avoid over the coming days. This card represents the potentially negative influences that might block us from the promise of the first card. Today this is reflected in the 6 of Wands. This card is about having your accomplishments witnessed and celebrated by those around you. It’s shadowy side is the need for applause, recognition and external validation; or the ego’s tendency to attach special significance to a goal/accomplishment that makes you think you are better than other people. The warning here is not to let your ego get all caught up in your business right now! Don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others or judging the people around you. If you allow yourself to become that kind of person, you may end up in denial of your limitations and therefore incapable of healing and rising from them! There’s a place for ego when it comes to manifesting our higher will; but when the ego is out of balance, our intuition is switched off, doubted and critiqued by our judgemental minds, and we fall into disharmony, suffering & sickness. So, at this point in the turning of the wheel of the year, the Lammas Portal energy can help us to find and create a place in the world that nourishes the spirit and helps you to connect with your soul in your own unique way, in a safe and comfortable space. I hope you enjoyed today’s mystical musings; and if you feel moved to tap into the energetic opportunities of the season, I’m sure you’ll find blessings, beauty and brilliance in all you do over the coming days! X 21st July 2021…only 2 days to go until the Full Moon Magickal Intensive & I’m feeling those intensely magickal vibes! My latest artwork transmutation reflects that mystical & majestic energy perfectly! It features me flying through the ethers on a carousel horse – just the way I like it! Check it out on Facebook, Instagram or my DeviantArt page. The 3-day Full Moon Intensive promises to be potent and the tailored Tantric Shamanic Rituals for this intensive can be focused for healing, spiritual/magickal enhancement, love, prosperity and increased intuition. If you’re feeling called to bring any of those qualities, experiences and gifts into your life, you can read about the Goddess Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Full Moon Intensive here… And now, let’s crack open the Ceccoli Tarot. This is my number 1 soul- deck! This deck was the first deck I purchased that wasn’t based on the Rider-Waite system and was built with existing artwork rather than art that was produced with the meanings of the cards in mind. That can be a distraction with some decks, but Lo Scarabeo seem to do it so well! And the style and energy of the artwork in the Ceccoli really captures me. Let’s take a look at what’s coming up next… The dominant energy over the coming days is reflected in the Lovers card; this card can represent a romantic interest or the fulfilment of spiritual love. Perhaps you’ll be meeting your soul-mate? Or taking an existing relationship to a deeper level? Or, perhaps you’re being called to nurture yourself and develop a deeper and more spiritually fulfilling relationship with yourself. The idea of self-love can feel strange at first. We don’t always have much of an understanding of love when we set out to love ourselves. Our early attempts can feel more like indulging ourselves than nourishing the soul and leave us wondering if we’re secretly hedonistic! Perhaps a better way to consider the expression of self-love is to think about the qualities we extend to those we love and look for ways to extend those expressions of love to ourselves. Perhaps devote a day to “self-compassion”, “self-kindness” or “self- encouragement”. Our early ideas about love often centre around romantic love – but the deeper spiritual love experience only comes to those that have learnt to love themselves first. The full moon is the perfect time to align with your emotional side. The second card offers us ideas of how we can tap into the promise and potential of the first card. And today this is reflected in the 5 of Cups. This card reminds you that it’s important to face your problems and admit your true feelings to yourself. This isn’t an invitation to wallow in self-pity! But if you’re feeling sad, upset or anxious, give yourself some space to have those feelings. Turn off your phone and give yourself your full attention in the way you would for a friend. Turning to yourself for comfort, and then allowing yourself to feel comforted is potent and sacred ritual. Deep healing and a sense of wholeness can be found in the coming days if we prioritise our emotional and spiritual needs. And finally, the card that represents the possible obstruction we might face is reflected in the Chariot. This card can represent the ability to control the emotions and in this shadowy position can represent the tendency to repress, deny or bottle-up emotions. So the biggest and most likely impediment to our spiritual progress in the coming days comes from our own ego and need to control ourselves or our lives in unrealistic and self-harming ways. Perhaps you’re too focused on what other people think or keep telling yourself you don’t have time for healing right now! If you feel like you don’t have time to look after yourself, that means you really need to look after yourself! So look for an opportunity to take a pause and prioritise connection with yourself. Good energies to work with for this would be: Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing, The Crystal Rose, and the Love Flush Empowerments. Also, from the Archive Menu, the Wheel of Love attunements would help with tapping into the soul-supporting potential of the current energies at play. Speaking of the Archive Menu, I’m only about 5 hours away from completing stage 1 of the Mayastar website redevelopment! The next stage is setting up the menu pages. Those pages will have a lot of buttons and html to edit but I don’t expect that phase to take as long as the first phase. I’ll have a better idea once I’ve started that part of the work. The final phase will be adding links and that phase won’t take long. So we’re getting closer and closer to launch day! The courses on the Archive Menu are only available until launch day – which now is only a matter of weeks away! So if any of the outgoing modalities resonate with you, you can still purchase for now from the website. And, archived courses can be included in packages with courses on the current syllabus which you can find here. If you wish to order a number of courses at one time, please email me with your order to benefit from the personalised package discount. This is 20% off for 3 or more options; 25% off for 6 or more and 30% off for 10 or more. And now, I’m off for a ritual bath and some heart-centred meditation with Quan Yin! Come back soon for more mystical musings! X 17th July 2021…I’ve had a busy week getting all the preparations in order for this month’s magickal intensives. The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal Ritual Intensive kicks off tomorrow night! This 30-day ritual works to clear negative & restrictive karmic bonds and exerts a powerful healing effect on all areas of your life. If you’d like to be included in this month’s cycle, you only have 24 hours to decide! But until then, you can purchase at the special offer price here… Next, the Full-Moon Goddess Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Tantric Shamanic Ritual Intensive will be taking place from the 23rd to the 25th July. And finally, building up to a spectacular finish, the Golden Goddess Alignment Lammas Portal Intensive will be taking place from the 31st July to the 2nd August! Ohe great thing about being a witch is getting to celebrate the change of the seasons! And allow the celestial tides to inspire me and inform the cycles of healing & growth in my life. But, the even better thing about being a witch is that, through my work, I’m able to connect with others and assist them in celebrating the shifts, stirring the potential and manifesting the dream in their own lives too! If you’re considering a little magickal support or energetic encouragement to get your life moving in the right direction, I look forward to working with you! But maybe you didn’t come here for all the updates…don’t worry! I’ve got my cards in hand and I’m ready to roll! Today’s reading is drawn from The Happy Tarot (I’ve got that “holiday” feeling as Lammas draws nigh – I couldn’t resist the positive vibes!). This is a kawaii-style, Rider-Waite- Smith-based deck by Lo Scarabeo featuring anime-style figures & an evocative limited palette. It’s beautiful! Let’s explore… The principle energy we can align with right now, that will enhance and progress our journey to the authentic and awakened self, comes in the form of the Knight of Pentacles. I read the court-cards as archetypes that form part of our whole, balanced and integrated psyche when we work with them and allow them to find expression in our lives. The Knight of Pentacles is the card of the healer for me. This is the card that indicates to me, now’s a good time to focus on self-healing and integrating recent experiences by giving yourself a bit of extra attention. This card reminds us to connect with nature and remember we’re part of the natural world before we’re part of the any other “world”. Find your grounding by getting outside more this weekend. Connect with animals and plants if you feel drawn to. Energy healing modalities that might assist with this connection include: Lightworker Animal Empowerments, Elen of the Ways & Nature Deva & Fairies. Standing with your bare feet on the ground helps you to assimilate energy and find your centre. An important part of your healing practice should be the management of your sleep rituals. Sleep is the most potent healing practice in your life and establishing a good routine to support your natural circadian rhythm can make a huge difference to your life. The better you sleep, the better you feel: the better you feel, the better you heal! The second card offers us the key to the promises of the first card and this comes in the form of The Hermit. The Hermit reminds us that sometimes, we need to be alone. There are parts of our healing and growth that aren’t possible until we step outside of the normal practicalities and pace of life. Embrace your healing this weekend by turning off your phone for a while and spending some time in peace and quiet. Perhaps spend an hour in silent meditation, with no expectations and no goal in mind. Whatever you choose to do, The Hermit reminds you that it’s important to take time for yourself and to spend time by yourself in order to find deep healing. And finally, the energies that may cross us, block us or restrict us over the coming days are reflected in the 5 of Swords. This card cautions against comparing yourself with others or competing with others. Your healing and spiritual development journey is unique and unfolds perfectly for you. Comparing the way your life looks to the way other peoples’ lives look can make you lose sight of what’s really important. You’re the source of healing in your own life. No one else can do that for you and maybe it will look chaotic and messy, but it will be authentic and it will be your uniquely beautiful and blessed way of being you. And I believe your brilliance and bravery will steer you right if you let them! That’s definitely given me some ideas to explore and I hope you’re feeling likewise inspired! I wish you a wonderful weekend with lashings of lushness and laughter. Come back soon for more mystical musings! XX 14th July 2021…Welcome to today’s spiritual guidance tarot reading for the collective. This reading looks at the dominant energies and opportunities open to us over the coming days, and offers ideas on how we might best align with them for the purpose of manifesting a progressive, inspirational & meaningful life! Today’s cards are drawn from the Tarot of Mystical Moments. This may be the most beautiful deck I’ve purchased so far in 2021! The larger card size and borderless images really draw you into the dream-like world of Catrin Welz-Stein’s imagination. Very mystical, magickal and evocative! Right up my street in fact. So, let’s dive in and see what direction the universe has for us… The principle energy we can align ourselves with to enhance our spiritual journey right now is expressed in the 6 of Cups. This card represents connection with the inner-child and calls us to re-parent ourselves and provide ourselves with the spiritual and emotional nourishment we may have lacked in childhood. If your parents were busy, absent, or challenged by circumstances, illness, addiction or unhealthy attachment styles, consciously providing yourself with the support and encouragement you lacked can help to heal insecurities and low self- esteem. As children, we’re vulnerable to the projections of those around us, especially those in authority. Their behaviours, beliefs and attitudes to us become our behaviour, beliefs and attitudes towards ourselves in the future. So, an unhealed parent may pass on their unhealed trauma to the next generation - perpetuating the cycle that likely started generations ago. But all is not lost! At any point, the cycle can be broken when someone’s born into the family and commits themselves to healing! Starting a healing journey by addressing bad habits or limiting patterns that you accepted in childhood is a great place to start! And a good way to begin the process is by cultivating kindness, compassion and acceptance of yourself. Give yourself the love and appreciation you deserve by giving yourself space to be young and carefree within the structure of your life. Perhaps go out for a picnic on your day off; enjoy a Disney movie in bed while you enjoy a soothing mug of cocoa; or give yourself an energy healing treatment with the intention of comforting the inner-child. Good energies for this might be: Usui Reiki, Crystal Rose and Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing Course. The second card offers us an idea for how we might best align with the potential of the first card and today, this energetic influence is the 7 of Pentacles. This indicates time to take a pause in your work and to reflect on your progress so far. Looking at challenges you’ve faced in the past and have subsequently overcome can inspire your belief that you can overcome the challenges you face today…or those that will come up in the future. Remembering your resourcefulness and strength will give you greater courage to pursue your healing path now. And finally, the potential block that’s most likely to hinder or restrict progress right now takes the form of The Hermit. In this position, we’re looking at the shadow aspect of the card which reflects a dissatisfaction with the outside world. It might be fear or the feeling of not fitting in that holds you back from healing. If you’re preoccupied with what others think of you, hold rigid ideas about how you “should” navigate life, or you’re trying to live in alignment with the expectations of others, you may not be honouring your own needs. Right now, focusing on your emotional and spiritual needs through inner-child connection will help you to avoid losing yourself. The Elemental Pentagram & Magic Circle Empowerments course is on special offer until Friday – and that’s another excellent energy for this kind of work. Creating a sacred space for yourself to attend to the needs of the inner-child can make a meaningful and empowering ritual of what might otherwise feel silly or frivolous. A teddy bear’s picnic ritual sounds like fun! Or maybe a mad-hatter’s tea party! A ritual doesn’t require the wearing of robes or the burning of incense to be powerful, healing and transformative. All that is required is for you to turn up, align with your higher self, set an intention and be open to the possibilities! And with that, I wish you a beautiful rest of your week! Come back soon for more mystical musings XX 10th July 2021…I hope this update finds you feeling fantastic, fabulous and flourishing! I’ve had a very productive week! I ended up busier with magickal workings than I’d anticipated, but I’ve got a flexible schedule! I didn’t make as much progress on the new website as I’d intended, but I still made progress & the new site’s going to be gorgeous! Today, the special offer for the Crystal Deva Empowerments course is going out! And I’m really looking forward to attuning people to this energy because I’ve been working with crystal energies a lot in recent weeks/months. I have a huge septarian dragon egg that I use for grounding and, because it’s formed under the sea, I find it really helps me connect with Lemurian and Atlantean energies too (which is a direction I’ve leaned into a lot since the start of this year!). Crystal energies really allow you to take your healing journey and spiritual practice in a new direction; learning about the different frequencies and properties of different stones allows you to tailor healing work for your (or your client’s) specific needs at that time. Feeling the pull of Lemuria, I reached for the Sun and Moon Tarot for today’s guidance for the collective because it was the deck I worked with most during my Dolphin Healing intensive. Let’s explore! Wonderful news! The Ace of Cups is the dominant energy we can tap into over the coming days for our benefit and blessings! And this card takes blessings to a whole new level! The chalice can represent the holy grail and the fulfilment of desire. YES! Your wishes can come true! And YES! - they might do it this week! So YES! You should be open to that possibility! Now, we’re not talking about you just getting what you think you want; we’re talking about manifesting the opportunities and changes that will bring you healing, peace and real happiness. We’re talking about the manifestation of change an opportunity that will bring you into a deeper alignment with your true, authentic self. Often our egos get attached to things we think we want but ultimately, even if we acquire those things or achieve those goals, we find they look right, but don’t feel right. The Ace of Cups is about acquiring the pure pleasure and deep contentment of spiritual fulfilment. How might we best be open to this auspicious energy? The cards can give us a clue… …and that clue comes in the form of the 3 of Wands. In this deck this card is subtitled “Virtue” and this reminds us to stay true to ourselves and focused on our intentions. Don’t allow others to sway you from your vision and goals. Staying in your lane might be the best strategy over the next few days. If you have to spend time around people who are negative, toxic or just like talking about their problems a lot, it may be a good idea to prepare yourself mentally for those encounters in advance to avoid taking on the negative energy they put out. Especially if you’re an empath or healer! Archangel Gabriel’s Empath Encoding or the Light Sanctuary Activation would be great techniques to keep your energy protected. And finally, the card that represents the potential impediment to the flow of spiritual blessings, beauty and brilliance is the Emperor. The positive aspects of this card are expansion, development and the gaining of skills through determination, focus and strength. It can also indicate routines, strategising and discipline. In its shadow-aspect (which is what we’re looking at here), it can indicate controlling attitudes and behaviour. It can mean making your days so full, you don’t have time for yourself. It can also mean getting your ego too focused on what you think you know that you stop learning and growing. There’s a balance to be made over the next few days! We can be open to growth, healing and spiritual satisfaction if we avoid letting our egos (or the egos of those around us) dictate our priorities and ambitions. Seek the feeling of completion and wholeness without being too concerned about what that will look like on the outside! I don’t know about you, but whenever I see the Ace of Cups, I get excited! Good things are happening and greater things can come from them if we align with the possibilities by being open to them! Thank you for spending your time with me today…and I hope to see you back here again soon for more musings XX 7th July 2021...Welcome back to my blog for today’s mystical musings for the collective. I’ve chosen the Star Spinner Tarot for today’s reading. It’s got a really art-deco feel that I love, but in places leans quite “anime- esque” – which I also love! Let’s dive in and see what guidance the universe has for the us over the coming days. As always, if these words resonate with you, take them with you; but if they don’t, leave them behind. It’s my intention that this guidance will reach the right people at the right time and in the right way. And with that, let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence over the coming days is represented by the 10 of Pentacles. I love this card because it features a dog! And as a chihuahua mother, when my dogs are happy, I’m happy! For me, pets in general represent the positive aspects of domestication. They epitomise the cosy foundation we create in the world: our centre of operations. When we make a house a home, we’re filling it with meaning and charging it with energy that nourishes, nurtures and empowers us when we step out into the world. A well-made home can act as a battery back- up that recharges us when we’re feeling depleted. Additionally, this card can represent financial stability and consistent work; there could be good news on the job front, or a period of high activity if you run your own business! But right now, it’s a good idea to make time to consider the areas of your life that you find grounding and security in. Allow yourself to feel safe and content by reflecting on the part you play in creating a meaningful space for yourself in the world. The second card offers us the key to unlocking the potential of the first card. And this is represented by the 7 of Swords. This can indicate sneakiness and deception when it’s in shadow, but in this position it indicates innovation, non-conformity and originality. It reminds us that sometimes, great power can be found when we break with our own traditions and routines. The fact that it’s a swords card means it’s our thoughts and beliefs that could stand to be a little destructured right now. If you’re feeling a bit bogged down and over-burdened, it may be the perfect time for you to change the routine and try out a new way to address an old problem. The final card indicates that our biggest impediment to personal and spiritual progress over the next few days comes in the form of the 9 of Swords. This card represents anxiety, the experience of a racing mind and general stress. This expands on the 7 of Swords and may indicate why it’s a good idea to do things differently right now. If there’s an area of your life that’s causing stress and upset, it could be time to change the way you think about it and approach it. Are you focusing too much on the “what ifs” and neglecting to accommodate the certainties and securities in life? Now’s the time to bring your attention back to the certainties so you can find your grounding again! Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll see you back here on Saturday for more mystical musings! XXX 3rd July 2021…I’ve enjoyed a glorious morning in the Temple working with the Unicorn Love & Light Encoding energy to coincide with the newsletter going out for the special offer for this attunement. I have four spiritual guides I work with daily and one of them often takes the form of a Unicorn, and he’s vividly present with me as I write this! And I can tell it’s going to be a beautiful day because he has an unmistakeable twinkle in his eye! Whenever he’s around, there’s fun, frivolity & fantastic feelings in the offing! I’ve chosen the Prisma Visions Tarot for today’s reading for the collective. It’s one of my soul-decks because it really reminds me of my nocturnal nature. Before I set up Mayastar, I worked nights in a call-centre and because it was so quiet overnight, I was able to spend a huge amount of time studying, reading & developing new skills. It was a very productive time for me spiritually and magickally so the darkness in these cards reminds me of that powerful time! It’s probably on my mind more because 13 years ago on the 4th July, I left that job and began running Mayastar & Maya Magickal full-time – and I’ve never looked back! So I’ll be having a celebration to mark the occasion tomorrow! Let’s see what guidance the cards have for us today… Our principle energetic influence over the coming days is reflected in the 8 of Wands. This card speaks to the idea that things are about to fall into place just perfectly! There is massive potential in the air and great blessings are ready to be grounded in our lives, manifesting perfectly and in the right time. It’s important to keep some space available for those blessings to land though. If you’re preoccupied, anxious or busy, you might miss out on these opportunities. And the second card of the reading gives us a clue as to how we can avoid missing out! The Queen of Wands represents the Pillar of the rune Jera in my Temple and Jera speaks of change and the turning of the wheel of the year. It reminds us to go with the flow and to adapt so that we retain our centre and balance during periods of change. The Queen of Wands also expresses our magickal potential and for me, this is often represented by the goddess, Melusine in my work, so I think perhaps I’ll work a ritual with Melusine to align me with the potent promise of the first card as part of my 4th July celebration this year! Other ways you might connect with this energy are through creative or magickal practices. Anything where you’re really putting your heart, soul and passion into life will align you with the opportunities and miracles the universe has in store for you! Working with Kundalini Reiki or the Manifestation Guidance Programme would be perfect frequencies to tap into if you feel inclined! And the final card represents the challenges or opposition we might face; those things that would be best avoided because they might otherwise create blocks for us. Today, these potential problems are indicated in the 8 of Cups. This card is called “Indolence” in the Thoth deck and can indicate apathy, laziness or despondency. Low mood is often reflected in low energy and the cups suit deals with our emotions. The 8 of Cups can indicate emotions tied to the past that we’re holding onto when it’s no longer appropriate. That can be a significant block to our progress and success. If you’re feeling caught up with negative experiences in the past, perhaps it’s time to awaken yourself to your personal power and the possibilities for healing and growth. When you align yourself with a version of yourself that’s more aligned with your true spiritual nature, the universe matches your energy, bringing bountiful blessings & magickal miracles to life! If you’re ready to exceed the illusion of limitations, now’s the optimal time to take a step in that direction. Believe in yourself! Well, those tidings certainly left me with a smile on my face and a song in my heart! And I wish you all many smiles, much laughter & deep inner- peace until I see you back here again for more musings on Saturday! 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July 2021 Musings... 28th July 2021…I’ve started my personal preparations for the Golden Goddess Lammas Portal Intensive (starting in 3 days)! I’m working with the Solar Goddess Radiance energy each morning, and Nature Deva & Fairies in the evening (I find it a very grounding energy so it’s perfect for evening). I’ve decided I’ll be focusing on gratitude and integration of the healing work, business work & re-branding of this blog for this year’s Lammas festival. Focusing on assimilating the energetic shifts of recent change in order to align with further progress. Celebrating the seasonal changes by tapping into their magickal potential can be a great way to check in with yourself and consider your direction. But the Lammas Portal can also be used as a “general influence” working for healing, manifesting abundance or simply to open yourself to the blessings of the great mother goddess as Freya. I’ve worked a lot more with Freya over the last 12 months and I’m really feeling her presence and influence, not only in my work, but in my home and personal life. I’m honoured to facilitate that spiritual connection for others and to magickally open new opportunities for progress, prosperity and peace for clients all around the world. X But today, let’s check in with the energies at play to see how we might best tap into the natural ebb and flow of the etheric currents. I’ve chosen the Pre-Raphaelite Tarot from Lo Scarabeo for this reading. Let’s explore… The dominant influence over the coming days is reflected in the 8 of Pentacles. This card recommends us to pursue excellence through repetition and practice. Hone your skills through diligence and consistency in your work. Whatever you’re applying yourself to right now, whether it’s your job, a craft or hobby, or leaning something new, you can accede to a higher level of skill and accomplishment by putting all of your energy and attention into the task at hand. When you work towards your goals studiously and deliberately, you’re sending a message to the universe about what you really want in life, and the universe always responds! The second card offers us the key to accessing the blessings of the first card and today, this comes in the form of the Page of Wands. In this position, this card represents the part of yourself that seeks fun, frivolity and fast-living! The Page of Wands can be a bit reckless and perhaps a bit shallow too. But the positive aspects of this archetype can be allowing your free-spirit to shine; tap into your innovative side and you may find new ways to do things. Even as you work hard and focus, the Page of Wands energy can ensure you don’t get too bogged down in the details or too caught up in perfectionism. A good way to approach your work, study and self-improvement is to enjoy it! Assume it’s going to be great fun and a fascinating adventure, and it will be! The final card tells us the potential blocks and challenges we may face in our pursuit of the promises of the first card. And today, this card is the 7 of Wands. This could be considered the card of potential blocks and challenges! It’s about that feeling of being backed into a corner and forced to up your game because circumstances are testing you. You may gain a lot, but you may also pay a hefty price for that kind of growth. This card can also reflect past trauma or the patterns you learnt in order to cope with difficulties. In context with the first two cards, this might indicate a tendency to overwork or to block yourself from growth through a lack of self-belief. To avoid allowing the adversity you’ve faced in the past restricting your development in the future, keep your attention focused on the Page of Wands energy. He is enthusiastic, hopeful and inspired! All things are possible! You can be original and do it your own way. If you feel self-doubt creeping in, think about the Page of Wands cheering you on! He believes you can do it! And, if you fall short of your ambitions, he’ll be there to celebrate your achievements all the same! Definitely a feeling of progress to be made and new skills and abilities to be fine-tuned over the coming days. Enjoy your work! And I’ll see you back here for more mystical musings soon X 24th July 2021…After some frantic preparations at the 11th hour, the Goddess Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Full Moon Ritual Intensive started last night! And it’s coincided beautifully with a break from the heatwave too! This morning, I’m feeling very chilled in all respects and looking forward to tonight’s ritual work. Let’s see what’s on the cards for the next few days. Today I’m drawing from the Tarot of the Magical Forest… The greatest influence, offering the most progressive opportunities and energies to work with, comes in the form of the Knight of Cups. He represents the part of us that seeks spiritual insight & higher truths. He’s on a mission to uncover the meaning and poetry written into the fabric of the universe! The Knight of Cups pursues the sacred and allows his intuition to guide him. Aligning your energy with the archetype of the Knight of Cups might be done through writing poetry, connecting with a creative pursuit, spending time in meditation near water, or through a spiritual practice such as ritual or energy healing. The cards offer us a key to unlock this potential in the form of the Queen of Pentacles. This card doesn’t surprise me at all as she’s been stalking me for the best part of this month! This card (for me) represents the Goddess of Love, Freya. The upcoming Lammas Portal Intensive will be focused on Freya and promises to be a powerful ritual. But additionally, this card speaks of home, security, self-care and taking pleasure in our creature comforts. Deliberately taking pleasure in your surroundings can be a great grounding experience! Taking care of your home can also be a powerful and magickal process because you’re creating an energetic construct with meaning to enhance the material construct of the building: you’re making a house into a home! Lammas Portal energy expresses this celebration of this magickal process that plays out in all areas and aspects of our lives when we consciously choose to put our energy into things! Aligning with the energy of the season and magickal potential of Goddess of the Heart, the Hearth, the Home & Happiness will help us to become more aware of the places in our lives that we’ve invested with special meaning & power; it will also remind you of the central role you play in deciding your destiny! We can’t control everything in life, but life feels less daunting when you remind yourself of the things you can control. The final card tells us what we should avoid over the coming days. This card represents the potentially negative influences that might block us from the promise of the first card. Today this is reflected in the 6 of Wands. This card is about having your accomplishments witnessed and celebrated by those around you. It’s shadowy side is the need for applause, recognition and external validation; or the ego’s tendency to attach special significance to a goal/accomplishment that makes you think you are better than other people. The warning here is not to let your ego get all caught up in your business right now! Don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others or judging the people around you. If you allow yourself to become that kind of person, you may end up in denial of your limitations and therefore incapable of healing and rising from them! There’s a place for ego when it comes to manifesting our higher will; but when the ego is out of balance, our intuition is switched off, doubted and critiqued by our judgemental minds, and we fall into disharmony, suffering & sickness. So, at this point in the turning of the wheel of the year, the Lammas Portal energy can help us to find and create a place in the world that nourishes the spirit and helps you to connect with your soul in your own unique way, in a safe and comfortable space. I hope you enjoyed today’s mystical musings; and if you feel moved to tap into the energetic opportunities of the season, I’m sure you’ll find blessings, beauty and brilliance in all you do over the coming days! X 21st July 2021…only 2 days to go until the Full Moon Magickal Intensive & I’m feeling those intensely magickal vibes! My latest artwork transmutation reflects that mystical & majestic energy perfectly! It features me flying through the ethers on a carousel horse – just the way I like it! Check it out on Facebook, Instagram or my DeviantArt page. The 3-day Full Moon Intensive promises to be potent and the tailored Tantric Shamanic Rituals for this intensive can be focused for healing, spiritual/magickal enhancement, love, prosperity and increased intuition. If you’re feeling called to bring any of those qualities, experiences and gifts into your life, you can read about the Goddess Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Full Moon Intensive here… And now, let’s crack open the Ceccoli Tarot. This is my number 1 soul-deck! This deck was the first deck I purchased that wasn’t based on the Rider-Waite system and was built with existing artwork rather than art that was produced with the meanings of the cards in mind. That can be a distraction with some decks, but Lo Scarabeo seem to do it so well! And the style and energy of the artwork in the Ceccoli really captures me. Let’s take a look at what’s coming up next… The dominant energy over the coming days is reflected in the Lovers card; this card can represent a romantic interest or the fulfilment of spiritual love. Perhaps you’ll be meeting your soul-mate? Or taking an existing relationship to a deeper level? Or, perhaps you’re being called to nurture yourself and develop a deeper and more spiritually fulfilling relationship with yourself. The idea of self-love can feel strange at first. We don’t always have much of an understanding of love when we set out to love ourselves. Our early attempts can feel more like indulging ourselves than nourishing the soul and leave us wondering if we’re secretly hedonistic! Perhaps a better way to consider the expression of self-love is to think about the qualities we extend to those we love and look for ways to extend those expressions of love to ourselves. Perhaps devote a day to “self-compassion”, “self-kindness” or “self-encouragement”. Our early ideas about love often centre around romantic love – but the deeper spiritual love experience only comes to those that have learnt to love themselves first. The full moon is the perfect time to align with your emotional side. The second card offers us ideas of how we can tap into the promise and potential of the first card. And today this is reflected in the 5 of Cups. This card reminds you that it’s important to face your problems and admit your true feelings to yourself. This isn’t an invitation to wallow in self-pity! But if you’re feeling sad, upset or anxious, give yourself some space to have those feelings. Turn off your phone and give yourself your full attention in the way you would for a friend. Turning to yourself for comfort, and then allowing yourself to feel comforted is potent and sacred ritual. Deep healing and a sense of wholeness can be found in the coming days if we prioritise our emotional and spiritual needs. And finally, the card that represents the possible obstruction we might face is reflected in the Chariot. This card can represent the ability to control the emotions and in this shadowy position can represent the tendency to repress, deny or bottle-up emotions. So the biggest and most likely impediment to our spiritual progress in the coming days comes from our own ego and need to control ourselves or our lives in unrealistic and self-harming ways. Perhaps you’re too focused on what other people think or keep telling yourself you don’t have time for healing right now! If you feel like you don’t have time to look after yourself, that means you really need to look after yourself! So look for an opportunity to take a pause and prioritise connection with yourself. Good energies to work with for this would be: Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing, The Crystal Rose, and the Love Flush Empowerments. Also, from the Archive Menu, the Wheel of Love attunements would help with tapping into the soul-supporting potential of the current energies at play. Speaking of the Archive Menu, I’m only about 5 hours away from completing stage 1 of the Mayastar website redevelopment! The next stage is setting up the menu pages. Those pages will have a lot of buttons and html to edit but I don’t expect that phase to take as long as the first phase. I’ll have a better idea once I’ve started that part of the work. The final phase will be adding links and that phase won’t take long. So we’re getting closer and closer to launch day! The courses on the Archive Menu are only available until launch day – which now is only a matter of weeks away! So if any of the outgoing modalities resonate with you, you can still purchase for now from the website. And, archived courses can be included in packages with courses on the current syllabus which you can find here. If you wish to order a number of courses at one time, please email me with your order to benefit from the personalised package discount. This is 20% off for 3 or more options; 25% off for 6 or more and 30% off for 10 or more. And now, I’m off for a ritual bath and some heart-centred meditation with Quan Yin! Come back soon for more mystical musings! X 17th July 2021…I’ve had a busy week getting all the preparations in order for this month’s magickal intensives. The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal Ritual Intensive kicks off tomorrow night! This 30-day ritual works to clear negative & restrictive karmic bonds and exerts a powerful healing effect on all areas of your life. If you’d like to be included in this month’s cycle, you only have 24 hours to decide! But until then, you can purchase at the special offer price here… Next, the Full-Moon Goddess Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Tantric Shamanic Ritual Intensive will be taking place from the 23rd to the 25th July. And finally, building up to a spectacular finish, the Golden Goddess Alignment Lammas Portal Intensive will be taking place from the 31st July to the 2nd August! Ohe great thing about being a witch is getting to celebrate the change of the seasons! And allow the celestial tides to inspire me and inform the cycles of healing & growth in my life. But, the even better thing about being a witch is that, through my work, I’m able to connect with others and assist them in celebrating the shifts, stirring the potential and manifesting the dream in their own lives too! If you’re considering a little magickal support or energetic encouragement to get your life moving in the right direction, I look forward to working with you! But maybe you didn’t come here for all the updates…don’t worry! I’ve got my cards in hand and I’m ready to roll! Today’s reading is drawn from The Happy Tarot (I’ve got that “holiday” feeling as Lammas draws nigh – I couldn’t resist the positive vibes!). This is a kawaii-style, Rider-Waite-Smith-based deck by Lo Scarabeo featuring anime-style figures & an evocative limited palette. It’s beautiful! Let’s explore… The principle energy we can align with right now, that will enhance and progress our journey to the authentic and awakened self, comes in the form of the Knight of Pentacles. I read the court-cards as archetypes that form part of our whole, balanced and integrated psyche when we work with them and allow them to find expression in our lives. The Knight of Pentacles is the card of the healer for me. This is the card that indicates to me, now’s a good time to focus on self- healing and integrating recent experiences by giving yourself a bit of extra attention. This card reminds us to connect with nature and remember we’re part of the natural world before we’re part of the any other “world”. Find your grounding by getting outside more this weekend. Connect with animals and plants if you feel drawn to. Energy healing modalities that might assist with this connection include: Lightworker Animal Empowerments, Elen of the Ways & Nature Deva & Fairies. Standing with your bare feet on the ground helps you to assimilate energy and find your centre. An important part of your healing practice should be the management of your sleep rituals. Sleep is the most potent healing practice in your life and establishing a good routine to support your natural circadian rhythm can make a huge difference to your life. The better you sleep, the better you feel: the better you feel, the better you heal! The second card offers us the key to the promises of the first card and this comes in the form of The Hermit. The Hermit reminds us that sometimes, we need to be alone. There are parts of our healing and growth that aren’t possible until we step outside of the normal practicalities and pace of life. Embrace your healing this weekend by turning off your phone for a while and spending some time in peace and quiet. Perhaps spend an hour in silent meditation, with no expectations and no goal in mind. Whatever you choose to do, The Hermit reminds you that it’s important to take time for yourself and to spend time by yourself in order to find deep healing. And finally, the energies that may cross us, block us or restrict us over the coming days are reflected in the 5 of Swords. This card cautions against comparing yourself with others or competing with others. Your healing and spiritual development journey is unique and unfolds perfectly for you. Comparing the way your life looks to the way other peoples’ lives look can make you lose sight of what’s really important. You’re the source of healing in your own life. No one else can do that for you and maybe it will look chaotic and messy, but it will be authentic and it will be your uniquely beautiful and blessed way of being you. And I believe your brilliance and bravery will steer you right if you let them! That’s definitely given me some ideas to explore and I hope you’re feeling likewise inspired! I wish you a wonderful weekend with lashings of lushness and laughter. Come back soon for more mystical musings! XX 14th July 2021…Welcome to today’s spiritual guidance tarot reading for the collective. This reading looks at the dominant energies and opportunities open to us over the coming days, and offers ideas on how we might best align with them for the purpose of manifesting a progressive, inspirational & meaningful life! Today’s cards are drawn from the Tarot of Mystical Moments. This may be the most beautiful deck I’ve purchased so far in 2021! The larger card size and borderless images really draw you into the dream-like world of Catrin Welz-Stein’s imagination. Very mystical, magickal and evocative! Right up my street in fact. So, let’s dive in and see what direction the universe has for us… The principle energy we can align ourselves with to enhance our spiritual journey right now is expressed in the 6 of Cups. This card represents connection with the inner-child and calls us to re-parent ourselves and provide ourselves with the spiritual and emotional nourishment we may have lacked in childhood. If your parents were busy, absent, or challenged by circumstances, illness, addiction or unhealthy attachment styles, consciously providing yourself with the support and encouragement you lacked can help to heal insecurities and low self- esteem. As children, we’re vulnerable to the projections of those around us, especially those in authority. Their behaviours, beliefs and attitudes to us become our behaviour, beliefs and attitudes towards ourselves in the future. So, an unhealed parent may pass on their unhealed trauma to the next generation - perpetuating the cycle that likely started generations ago. But all is not lost! At any point, the cycle can be broken when someone’s born into the family and commits themselves to healing! Starting a healing journey by addressing bad habits or limiting patterns that you accepted in childhood is a great place to start! And a good way to begin the process is by cultivating kindness, compassion and acceptance of yourself. Give yourself the love and appreciation you deserve by giving yourself space to be young and carefree within the structure of your life. Perhaps go out for a picnic on your day off; enjoy a Disney movie in bed while you enjoy a soothing mug of cocoa; or give yourself an energy healing treatment with the intention of comforting the inner-child. Good energies for this might be: Usui Reiki, Crystal Rose and Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing Course. The second card offers us an idea for how we might best align with the potential of the first card and today, this energetic influence is the 7 of Pentacles. This indicates time to take a pause in your work and to reflect on your progress so far. Looking at challenges you’ve faced in the past and have subsequently overcome can inspire your belief that you can overcome the challenges you face today…or those that will come up in the future. Remembering your resourcefulness and strength will give you greater courage to pursue your healing path now. And finally, the potential block that’s most likely to hinder or restrict progress right now takes the form of The Hermit. In this position, we’re looking at the shadow aspect of the card which reflects a dissatisfaction with the outside world. It might be fear or the feeling of not fitting in that holds you back from healing. If you’re preoccupied with what others think of you, hold rigid ideas about how you “should” navigate life, or you’re trying to live in alignment with the expectations of others, you may not be honouring your own needs. Right now, focusing on your emotional and spiritual needs through inner-child connection will help you to avoid losing yourself. The Elemental Pentagram & Magic Circle Empowerments course is on special offer until Friday – and that’s another excellent energy for this kind of work. Creating a sacred space for yourself to attend to the needs of the inner-child can make a meaningful and empowering ritual of what might otherwise feel silly or frivolous. A teddy bear’s picnic ritual sounds like fun! Or maybe a mad-hatter’s tea party! A ritual doesn’t require the wearing of robes or the burning of incense to be powerful, healing and transformative. All that is required is for you to turn up, align with your higher self, set an intention and be open to the possibilities! And with that, I wish you a beautiful rest of your week! Come back soon for more mystical musings XX 10th July 2021…I hope this update finds you feeling fantastic, fabulous and flourishing! I’ve had a very productive week! I ended up busier with magickal workings than I’d anticipated, but I’ve got a flexible schedule! I didn’t make as much progress on the new website as I’d intended, but I still made progress & the new site’s going to be gorgeous! Today, the special offer for the Crystal Deva Empowerments course is going out! And I’m really looking forward to attuning people to this energy because I’ve been working with crystal energies a lot in recent weeks/months. I have a huge septarian dragon egg that I use for grounding and, because it’s formed under the sea, I find it really helps me connect with Lemurian and Atlantean energies too (which is a direction I’ve leaned into a lot since the start of this year!). Crystal energies really allow you to take your healing journey and spiritual practice in a new direction; learning about the different frequencies and properties of different stones allows you to tailor healing work for your (or your client’s) specific needs at that time. Feeling the pull of Lemuria, I reached for the Sun and Moon Tarot for today’s guidance for the collective because it was the deck I worked with most during my Dolphin Healing intensive. Let’s explore! Wonderful news! The Ace of Cups is the dominant energy we can tap into over the coming days for our benefit and blessings! And this card takes blessings to a whole new level! The chalice can represent the holy grail and the fulfilment of desire. YES! Your wishes can come true! And YES! - they might do it this week! So YES! You should be open to that possibility! Now, we’re not talking about you just getting what you think you want; we’re talking about manifesting the opportunities and changes that will bring you healing, peace and real happiness. We’re talking about the manifestation of change an opportunity that will bring you into a deeper alignment with your true, authentic self. Often our egos get attached to things we think we want but ultimately, even if we acquire those things or achieve those goals, we find they look right, but don’t feel right. The Ace of Cups is about acquiring the pure pleasure and deep contentment of spiritual fulfilment. How might we best be open to this auspicious energy? The cards can give us a clue… …and that clue comes in the form of the 3 of Wands. In this deck this card is subtitled “Virtue” and this reminds us to stay true to ourselves and focused on our intentions. Don’t allow others to sway you from your vision and goals. Staying in your lane might be the best strategy over the next few days. If you have to spend time around people who are negative, toxic or just like talking about their problems a lot, it may be a good idea to prepare yourself mentally for those encounters in advance to avoid taking on the negative energy they put out. Especially if you’re an empath or healer! Archangel Gabriel’s Empath Encoding or the Light Sanctuary Activation would be great techniques to keep your energy protected. And finally, the card that represents the potential impediment to the flow of spiritual blessings, beauty and brilliance is the Emperor. The positive aspects of this card are expansion, development and the gaining of skills through determination, focus and strength. It can also indicate routines, strategising and discipline. In its shadow- aspect (which is what we’re looking at here), it can indicate controlling attitudes and behaviour. It can mean making your days so full, you don’t have time for yourself. It can also mean getting your ego too focused on what you think you know that you stop learning and growing. There’s a balance to be made over the next few days! We can be open to growth, healing and spiritual satisfaction if we avoid letting our egos (or the egos of those around us) dictate our priorities and ambitions. Seek the feeling of completion and wholeness without being too concerned about what that will look like on the outside! I don’t know about you, but whenever I see the Ace of Cups, I get excited! Good things are happening and greater things can come from them if we align with the possibilities by being open to them! Thank you for spending your time with me today…and I hope to see you back here again soon for more musings XX 7th July 2021...Welcome back to my blog for today’s mystical musings for the collective. I’ve chosen the Star Spinner Tarot for today’s reading. It’s got a really art-deco feel that I love, but in places leans quite “anime- esque” – which I also love! Let’s dive in and see what guidance the universe has for the us over the coming days. As always, if these words resonate with you, take them with you; but if they don’t, leave them behind. It’s my intention that this guidance will reach the right people at the right time and in the right way. And with that, let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence over the coming days is represented by the 10 of Pentacles. I love this card because it features a dog! And as a chihuahua mother, when my dogs are happy, I’m happy! For me, pets in general represent the positive aspects of domestication. They epitomise the cosy foundation we create in the world: our centre of operations. When we make a house a home, we’re filling it with meaning and charging it with energy that nourishes, nurtures and empowers us when we step out into the world. A well-made home can act as a battery back-up that recharges us when we’re feeling depleted. Additionally, this card can represent financial stability and consistent work; there could be good news on the job front, or a period of high activity if you run your own business! But right now, it’s a good idea to make time to consider the areas of your life that you find grounding and security in. Allow yourself to feel safe and content by reflecting on the part you play in creating a meaningful space for yourself in the world. The second card offers us the key to unlocking the potential of the first card. And this is represented by the 7 of Swords. This can indicate sneakiness and deception when it’s in shadow, but in this position it indicates innovation, non-conformity and originality. It reminds us that sometimes, great power can be found when we break with our own traditions and routines. The fact that it’s a swords card means it’s our thoughts and beliefs that could stand to be a little destructured right now. If you’re feeling a bit bogged down and over-burdened, it may be the perfect time for you to change the routine and try out a new way to address an old problem. The final card indicates that our biggest impediment to personal and spiritual progress over the next few days comes in the form of the 9 of Swords. This card represents anxiety, the experience of a racing mind and general stress. This expands on the 7 of Swords and may indicate why it’s a good idea to do things differently right now. If there’s an area of your life that’s causing stress and upset, it could be time to change the way you think about it and approach it. Are you focusing too much on the “what ifs” and neglecting to accommodate the certainties and securities in life? Now’s the time to bring your attention back to the certainties so you can find your grounding again! Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll see you back here on Saturday for more mystical musings! XXX 3rd July 2021…I’ve enjoyed a glorious morning in the Temple working with the Unicorn Love & Light Encoding energy to coincide with the newsletter going out for the special offer for this attunement. I have four spiritual guides I work with daily and one of them often takes the form of a Unicorn, and he’s vividly present with me as I write this! And I can tell it’s going to be a beautiful day because he has an unmistakeable twinkle in his eye! Whenever he’s around, there’s fun, frivolity & fantastic feelings in the offing! I’ve chosen the Prisma Visions Tarot for today’s reading for the collective. It’s one of my soul-decks because it really reminds me of my nocturnal nature. Before I set up Mayastar, I worked nights in a call-centre and because it was so quiet overnight, I was able to spend a huge amount of time studying, reading & developing new skills. It was a very productive time for me spiritually and magickally so the darkness in these cards reminds me of that powerful time! It’s probably on my mind more because 13 years ago on the 4th July, I left that job and began running Mayastar & Maya Magickal full-time – and I’ve never looked back! So I’ll be having a celebration to mark the occasion tomorrow! Let’s see what guidance the cards have for us today… Our principle energetic influence over the coming days is reflected in the 8 of Wands. This card speaks to the idea that things are about to fall into place just perfectly! There is massive potential in the air and great blessings are ready to be grounded in our lives, manifesting perfectly and in the right time. It’s important to keep some space available for those blessings to land though. If you’re preoccupied, anxious or busy, you might miss out on these opportunities. And the second card of the reading gives us a clue as to how we can avoid missing out! The Queen of Wands represents the Pillar of the rune Jera in my Temple and Jera speaks of change and the turning of the wheel of the year. It reminds us to go with the flow and to adapt so that we retain our centre and balance during periods of change. The Queen of Wands also expresses our magickal potential and for me, this is often represented by the goddess, Melusine in my work, so I think perhaps I’ll work a ritual with Melusine to align me with the potent promise of the first card as part of my 4th July celebration this year! Other ways you might connect with this energy are through creative or magickal practices. Anything where you’re really putting your heart, soul and passion into life will align you with the opportunities and miracles the universe has in store for you! Working with Kundalini Reiki or the Manifestation Guidance Programme would be perfect frequencies to tap into if you feel inclined! And the final card represents the challenges or opposition we might face; those things that would be best avoided because they might otherwise create blocks for us. Today, these potential problems are indicated in the 8 of Cups. This card is called “Indolence” in the Thoth deck and can indicate apathy, laziness or despondency. Low mood is often reflected in low energy and the cups suit deals with our emotions. The 8 of Cups can indicate emotions tied to the past that we’re holding onto when it’s no longer appropriate. That can be a significant block to our progress and success. If you’re feeling caught up with negative experiences in the past, perhaps it’s time to awaken yourself to your personal power and the possibilities for healing and growth. When you align yourself with a version of yourself that’s more aligned with your true spiritual nature, the universe matches your energy, bringing bountiful blessings & magickal miracles to life! If you’re ready to exceed the illusion of limitations, now’s the optimal time to take a step in that direction. Believe in yourself! Well, those tidings certainly left me with a smile on my face and a song in my heart! And I wish you all many smiles, much laughter & deep inner-peace until I see you back here again for more musings on Saturday! 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July 2021 Musings... 28th July 2021…I’ve started my personal preparations for the Golden Goddess Lammas Portal Intensive (starting in 3 days)! I’m working with the Solar Goddess Radiance energy each morning, and Nature Deva & Fairies in the evening (I find it a very grounding energy so it’s perfect for evening). I’ve decided I’ll be focusing on gratitude and integration of the healing work, business work & re-branding of this blog for this year’s Lammas festival. Focusing on assimilating the energetic shifts of recent change in order to align with further progress. Celebrating the seasonal changes by tapping into their magickal potential can be a great way to check in with yourself and consider your direction. But the Lammas Portal can also be used as a “general influence” working for healing, manifesting abundance or simply to open yourself to the blessings of the great mother goddess as Freya. I’ve worked a lot more with Freya over the last 12 months and I’m really feeling her presence and influence, not only in my work, but in my home and personal life. I’m honoured to facilitate that spiritual connection for others and to magickally open new opportunities for progress, prosperity and peace for clients all around the world. X But today, let’s check in with the energies at play to see how we might best tap into the natural ebb and flow of the etheric currents. I’ve chosen the Pre-Raphaelite Tarot from Lo Scarabeo for this reading. Let’s explore… The dominant influence over the coming days is reflected in the 8 of Pentacles. This card recommends us to pursue excellence through repetition and practice. Hone your skills through diligence and consistency in your work. Whatever you’re applying yourself to right now, whether it’s your job, a craft or hobby, or leaning something new, you can accede to a higher level of skill and accomplishment by putting all of your energy and attention into the task at hand. When you work towards your goals studiously and deliberately, you’re sending a message to the universe about what you really want in life, and the universe always responds! The second card offers us the key to accessing the blessings of the first card and today, this comes in the form of the Page of Wands. In this position, this card represents the part of yourself that seeks fun, frivolity and fast-living! The Page of Wands can be a bit reckless and perhaps a bit shallow too. But the positive aspects of this archetype can be allowing your free-spirit to shine; tap into your innovative side and you may find new ways to do things. Even as you work hard and focus, the Page of Wands energy can ensure you don’t get too bogged down in the details or too caught up in perfectionism. A good way to approach your work, study and self- improvement is to enjoy it! Assume it’s going to be great fun and a fascinating adventure, and it will be! The final card tells us the potential blocks and challenges we may face in our pursuit of the promises of the first card. And today, this card is the 7 of Wands. This could be considered the card of potential blocks and challenges! It’s about that feeling of being backed into a corner and forced to up your game because circumstances are testing you. You may gain a lot, but you may also pay a hefty price for that kind of growth. This card can also reflect past trauma or the patterns you learnt in order to cope with difficulties. In context with the first two cards, this might indicate a tendency to overwork or to block yourself from growth through a lack of self-belief. To avoid allowing the adversity you’ve faced in the past restricting your development in the future, keep your attention focused on the Page of Wands energy. He is enthusiastic, hopeful and inspired! All things are possible! You can be original and do it your own way. If you feel self- doubt creeping in, think about the Page of Wands cheering you on! He believes you can do it! And, if you fall short of your ambitions, he’ll be there to celebrate your achievements all the same! Definitely a feeling of progress to be made and new skills and abilities to be fine-tuned over the coming days. Enjoy your work! And I’ll see you back here for more mystical musings soon X 24th July 2021…After some frantic preparations at the 11th hour, the Goddess Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Full Moon Ritual Intensive started last night! And it’s coincided beautifully with a break from the heatwave too! This morning, I’m feeling very chilled in all respects and looking forward to tonight’s ritual work. Let’s see what’s on the cards for the next few days. Today I’m drawing from the Tarot of the Magical Forest… The greatest influence, offering the most progressive opportunities and energies to work with, comes in the form of the Knight of Cups. He represents the part of us that seeks spiritual insight & higher truths. He’s on a mission to uncover the meaning and poetry written into the fabric of the universe! The Knight of Cups pursues the sacred and allows his intuition to guide him. Aligning your energy with the archetype of the Knight of Cups might be done through writing poetry, connecting with a creative pursuit, spending time in meditation near water, or through a spiritual practice such as ritual or energy healing. The cards offer us a key to unlock this potential in the form of the Queen of Pentacles. This card doesn’t surprise me at all as she’s been stalking me for the best part of this month! This card (for me) represents the Goddess of Love, Freya. The upcoming Lammas Portal Intensive will be focused on Freya and promises to be a powerful ritual. But additionally, this card speaks of home, security, self-care and taking pleasure in our creature comforts. Deliberately taking pleasure in your surroundings can be a great grounding experience! Taking care of your home can also be a powerful and magickal process because you’re creating an energetic construct with meaning to enhance the material construct of the building: you’re making a house into a home! Lammas Portal energy expresses this celebration of this magickal process that plays out in all areas and aspects of our lives when we consciously choose to put our energy into things! Aligning with the energy of the season and magickal potential of Goddess of the Heart, the Hearth, the Home & Happiness will help us to become more aware of the places in our lives that we’ve invested with special meaning & power; it will also remind you of the central role you play in deciding your destiny! We can’t control everything in life, but life feels less daunting when you remind yourself of the things you can control. The final card tells us what we should avoid over the coming days. This card represents the potentially negative influences that might block us from the promise of the first card. Today this is reflected in the 6 of Wands. This card is about having your accomplishments witnessed and celebrated by those around you. It’s shadowy side is the need for applause, recognition and external validation; or the ego’s tendency to attach special significance to a goal/accomplishment that makes you think you are better than other people. The warning here is not to let your ego get all caught up in your business right now! Don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others or judging the people around you. If you allow yourself to become that kind of person, you may end up in denial of your limitations and therefore incapable of healing and rising from them! There’s a place for ego when it comes to manifesting our higher will; but when the ego is out of balance, our intuition is switched off, doubted and critiqued by our judgemental minds, and we fall into disharmony, suffering & sickness. So, at this point in the turning of the wheel of the year, the Lammas Portal energy can help us to find and create a place in the world that nourishes the spirit and helps you to connect with your soul in your own unique way, in a safe and comfortable space. I hope you enjoyed today’s mystical musings; and if you feel moved to tap into the energetic opportunities of the season, I’m sure you’ll find blessings, beauty and brilliance in all you do over the coming days! X 21st July 2021…only 2 days to go until the Full Moon Magickal Intensive & I’m feeling those intensely magickal vibes! My latest artwork transmutation reflects that mystical & majestic energy perfectly! It features me flying through the ethers on a carousel horse – just the way I like it! Check it out on Facebook, Instagram or my DeviantArt page. The 3-day Full Moon Intensive promises to be potent and the tailored Tantric Shamanic Rituals for this intensive can be focused for healing, spiritual/magickal enhancement, love, prosperity and increased intuition. If you’re feeling called to bring any of those qualities, experiences and gifts into your life, you can read about the Goddess Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Full Moon Intensive here… And now, let’s crack open the Ceccoli Tarot. This is my number 1 soul-deck! This deck was the first deck I purchased that wasn’t based on the Rider- Waite system and was built with existing artwork rather than art that was produced with the meanings of the cards in mind. That can be a distraction with some decks, but Lo Scarabeo seem to do it so well! And the style and energy of the artwork in the Ceccoli really captures me. Let’s take a look at what’s coming up next… The dominant energy over the coming days is reflected in the Lovers card; this card can represent a romantic interest or the fulfilment of spiritual love. Perhaps you’ll be meeting your soul-mate? Or taking an existing relationship to a deeper level? Or, perhaps you’re being called to nurture yourself and develop a deeper and more spiritually fulfilling relationship with yourself. The idea of self-love can feel strange at first. We don’t always have much of an understanding of love when we set out to love ourselves. Our early attempts can feel more like indulging ourselves than nourishing the soul and leave us wondering if we’re secretly hedonistic! Perhaps a better way to consider the expression of self-love is to think about the qualities we extend to those we love and look for ways to extend those expressions of love to ourselves. Perhaps devote a day to “self- compassion”, “self-kindness” or “self- encouragement”. Our early ideas about love often centre around romantic love – but the deeper spiritual love experience only comes to those that have learnt to love themselves first. The full moon is the perfect time to align with your emotional side. The second card offers us ideas of how we can tap into the promise and potential of the first card. And today this is reflected in the 5 of Cups. This card reminds you that it’s important to face your problems and admit your true feelings to yourself. This isn’t an invitation to wallow in self- pity! But if you’re feeling sad, upset or anxious, give yourself some space to have those feelings. Turn off your phone and give yourself your full attention in the way you would for a friend. Turning to yourself for comfort, and then allowing yourself to feel comforted is potent and sacred ritual. Deep healing and a sense of wholeness can be found in the coming days if we prioritise our emotional and spiritual needs. And finally, the card that represents the possible obstruction we might face is reflected in the Chariot. This card can represent the ability to control the emotions and in this shadowy position can represent the tendency to repress, deny or bottle-up emotions. So the biggest and most likely impediment to our spiritual progress in the coming days comes from our own ego and need to control ourselves or our lives in unrealistic and self-harming ways. Perhaps you’re too focused on what other people think or keep telling yourself you don’t have time for healing right now! If you feel like you don’t have time to look after yourself, that means you really need to look after yourself! So look for an opportunity to take a pause and prioritise connection with yourself. Good energies to work with for this would be: Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing, The Crystal Rose, and the Love Flush Empowerments. Also, from the Archive Menu, the Wheel of Love attunements would help with tapping into the soul-supporting potential of the current energies at play. Speaking of the Archive Menu, I’m only about 5 hours away from completing stage 1 of the Mayastar website redevelopment! The next stage is setting up the menu pages. Those pages will have a lot of buttons and html to edit but I don’t expect that phase to take as long as the first phase. I’ll have a better idea once I’ve started that part of the work. The final phase will be adding links and that phase won’t take long. So we’re getting closer and closer to launch day! The courses on the Archive Menu are only available until launch day – which now is only a matter of weeks away! So if any of the outgoing modalities resonate with you, you can still purchase for now from the website. And, archived courses can be included in packages with courses on the current syllabus which you can find here. If you wish to order a number of courses at one time, please email me with your order to benefit from the personalised package discount. This is 20% off for 3 or more options; 25% off for 6 or more and 30% off for 10 or more. And now, I’m off for a ritual bath and some heart- centred meditation with Quan Yin! Come back soon for more mystical musings! X 17th July 2021…I’ve had a busy week getting all the preparations in order for this month’s magickal intensives. The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal Ritual Intensive kicks off tomorrow night! This 30-day ritual works to clear negative & restrictive karmic bonds and exerts a powerful healing effect on all areas of your life. If you’d like to be included in this month’s cycle, you only have 24 hours to decide! But until then, you can purchase at the special offer price here… Next, the Full-Moon Goddess Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Tantric Shamanic Ritual Intensive will be taking place from the 23rd to the 25th July. And finally, building up to a spectacular finish, the Golden Goddess Alignment Lammas Portal Intensive will be taking place from the 31st July to the 2nd August! Ohe great thing about being a witch is getting to celebrate the change of the seasons! And allow the celestial tides to inspire me and inform the cycles of healing & growth in my life. But, the even better thing about being a witch is that, through my work, I’m able to connect with others and assist them in celebrating the shifts, stirring the potential and manifesting the dream in their own lives too! If you’re considering a little magickal support or energetic encouragement to get your life moving in the right direction, I look forward to working with you! But maybe you didn’t come here for all the updates…don’t worry! I’ve got my cards in hand and I’m ready to roll! Today’s reading is drawn from The Happy Tarot (I’ve got that “holiday” feeling as Lammas draws nigh – I couldn’t resist the positive vibes!). This is a kawaii-style, Rider- Waite-Smith-based deck by Lo Scarabeo featuring anime-style figures & an evocative limited palette. It’s beautiful! Let’s explore… The principle energy we can align with right now, that will enhance and progress our journey to the authentic and awakened self, comes in the form of the Knight of Pentacles. I read the court-cards as archetypes that form part of our whole, balanced and integrated psyche when we work with them and allow them to find expression in our lives. The Knight of Pentacles is the card of the healer for me. This is the card that indicates to me, now’s a good time to focus on self-healing and integrating recent experiences by giving yourself a bit of extra attention. This card reminds us to connect with nature and remember we’re part of the natural world before we’re part of the any other “world”. Find your grounding by getting outside more this weekend. Connect with animals and plants if you feel drawn to. Energy healing modalities that might assist with this connection include: Lightworker Animal Empowerments, Elen of the Ways & Nature Deva & Fairies. Standing with your bare feet on the ground helps you to assimilate energy and find your centre. An important part of your healing practice should be the management of your sleep rituals. Sleep is the most potent healing practice in your life and establishing a good routine to support your natural circadian rhythm can make a huge difference to your life. The better you sleep, the better you feel: the better you feel, the better you heal! The second card offers us the key to the promises of the first card and this comes in the form of The Hermit. The Hermit reminds us that sometimes, we need to be alone. There are parts of our healing and growth that aren’t possible until we step outside of the normal practicalities and pace of life. Embrace your healing this weekend by turning off your phone for a while and spending some time in peace and quiet. Perhaps spend an hour in silent meditation, with no expectations and no goal in mind. Whatever you choose to do, The Hermit reminds you that it’s important to take time for yourself and to spend time by yourself in order to find deep healing. And finally, the energies that may cross us, block us or restrict us over the coming days are reflected in the 5 of Swords. This card cautions against comparing yourself with others or competing with others. Your healing and spiritual development journey is unique and unfolds perfectly for you. Comparing the way your life looks to the way other peoples’ lives look can make you lose sight of what’s really important. You’re the source of healing in your own life. No one else can do that for you and maybe it will look chaotic and messy, but it will be authentic and it will be your uniquely beautiful and blessed way of being you. And I believe your brilliance and bravery will steer you right if you let them! That’s definitely given me some ideas to explore and I hope you’re feeling likewise inspired! I wish you a wonderful weekend with lashings of lushness and laughter. Come back soon for more mystical musings! XX 14th July 2021…Welcome to today’s spiritual guidance tarot reading for the collective. This reading looks at the dominant energies and opportunities open to us over the coming days, and offers ideas on how we might best align with them for the purpose of manifesting a progressive, inspirational & meaningful life! Today’s cards are drawn from the Tarot of Mystical Moments. This may be the most beautiful deck I’ve purchased so far in 2021! The larger card size and borderless images really draw you into the dream-like world of Catrin Welz-Stein’s imagination. Very mystical, magickal and evocative! Right up my street in fact. So, let’s dive in and see what direction the universe has for us… The principle energy we can align ourselves with to enhance our spiritual journey right now is expressed in the 6 of Cups. This card represents connection with the inner-child and calls us to re- parent ourselves and provide ourselves with the spiritual and emotional nourishment we may have lacked in childhood. If your parents were busy, absent, or challenged by circumstances, illness, addiction or unhealthy attachment styles, consciously providing yourself with the support and encouragement you lacked can help to heal insecurities and low self-esteem. As children, we’re vulnerable to the projections of those around us, especially those in authority. Their behaviours, beliefs and attitudes to us become our behaviour, beliefs and attitudes towards ourselves in the future. So, an unhealed parent may pass on their unhealed trauma to the next generation - perpetuating the cycle that likely started generations ago. But all is not lost! At any point, the cycle can be broken when someone’s born into the family and commits themselves to healing! Starting a healing journey by addressing bad habits or limiting patterns that you accepted in childhood is a great place to start! And a good way to begin the process is by cultivating kindness, compassion and acceptance of yourself. Give yourself the love and appreciation you deserve by giving yourself space to be young and carefree within the structure of your life. Perhaps go out for a picnic on your day off; enjoy a Disney movie in bed while you enjoy a soothing mug of cocoa; or give yourself an energy healing treatment with the intention of comforting the inner-child. Good energies for this might be: Usui Reiki, Crystal Rose and Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing Course. The second card offers us an idea for how we might best align with the potential of the first card and today, this energetic influence is the 7 of Pentacles. This indicates time to take a pause in your work and to reflect on your progress so far. Looking at challenges you’ve faced in the past and have subsequently overcome can inspire your belief that you can overcome the challenges you face today…or those that will come up in the future. Remembering your resourcefulness and strength will give you greater courage to pursue your healing path now. And finally, the potential block that’s most likely to hinder or restrict progress right now takes the form of The Hermit. In this position, we’re looking at the shadow aspect of the card which reflects a dissatisfaction with the outside world. It might be fear or the feeling of not fitting in that holds you back from healing. If you’re preoccupied with what others think of you, hold rigid ideas about how you “should” navigate life, or you’re trying to live in alignment with the expectations of others, you may not be honouring your own needs. Right now, focusing on your emotional and spiritual needs through inner-child connection will help you to avoid losing yourself. The Elemental Pentagram & Magic Circle Empowerments course is on special offer until Friday – and that’s another excellent energy for this kind of work. Creating a sacred space for yourself to attend to the needs of the inner-child can make a meaningful and empowering ritual of what might otherwise feel silly or frivolous. A teddy bear’s picnic ritual sounds like fun! Or maybe a mad-hatter’s tea party! A ritual doesn’t require the wearing of robes or the burning of incense to be powerful, healing and transformative. All that is required is for you to turn up, align with your higher self, set an intention and be open to the possibilities! And with that, I wish you a beautiful rest of your week! Come back soon for more mystical musings XX 10th July 2021…I hope this update finds you feeling fantastic, fabulous and flourishing! I’ve had a very productive week! I ended up busier with magickal workings than I’d anticipated, but I’ve got a flexible schedule! I didn’t make as much progress on the new website as I’d intended, but I still made progress & the new site’s going to be gorgeous! Today, the special offer for the Crystal Deva Empowerments course is going out! And I’m really looking forward to attuning people to this energy because I’ve been working with crystal energies a lot in recent weeks/months. I have a huge septarian dragon egg that I use for grounding and, because it’s formed under the sea, I find it really helps me connect with Lemurian and Atlantean energies too (which is a direction I’ve leaned into a lot since the start of this year!). Crystal energies really allow you to take your healing journey and spiritual practice in a new direction; learning about the different frequencies and properties of different stones allows you to tailor healing work for your (or your client’s) specific needs at that time. Feeling the pull of Lemuria, I reached for the Sun and Moon Tarot for today’s guidance for the collective because it was the deck I worked with most during my Dolphin Healing intensive. Let’s explore! Wonderful news! The Ace of Cups is the dominant energy we can tap into over the coming days for our benefit and blessings! And this card takes blessings to a whole new level! The chalice can represent the holy grail and the fulfilment of desire. YES! Your wishes can come true! And YES! - they might do it this week! So YES! You should be open to that possibility! Now, we’re not talking about you just getting what you think you want; we’re talking about manifesting the opportunities and changes that will bring you healing, peace and real happiness. We’re talking about the manifestation of change an opportunity that will bring you into a deeper alignment with your true, authentic self. Often our egos get attached to things we think we want but ultimately, even if we acquire those things or achieve those goals, we find they look right, but don’t feel right. The Ace of Cups is about acquiring the pure pleasure and deep contentment of spiritual fulfilment. How might we best be open to this auspicious energy? The cards can give us a clue… …and that clue comes in the form of the 3 of Wands. In this deck this card is subtitled “Virtue” and this reminds us to stay true to ourselves and focused on our intentions. Don’t allow others to sway you from your vision and goals. Staying in your lane might be the best strategy over the next few days. If you have to spend time around people who are negative, toxic or just like talking about their problems a lot, it may be a good idea to prepare yourself mentally for those encounters in advance to avoid taking on the negative energy they put out. Especially if you’re an empath or healer! Archangel Gabriel’s Empath Encoding or the Light Sanctuary Activation would be great techniques to keep your energy protected. And finally, the card that represents the potential impediment to the flow of spiritual blessings, beauty and brilliance is the Emperor. The positive aspects of this card are expansion, development and the gaining of skills through determination, focus and strength. It can also indicate routines, strategising and discipline. In its shadow-aspect (which is what we’re looking at here), it can indicate controlling attitudes and behaviour. It can mean making your days so full, you don’t have time for yourself. It can also mean getting your ego too focused on what you think you know that you stop learning and growing. There’s a balance to be made over the next few days! We can be open to growth, healing and spiritual satisfaction if we avoid letting our egos (or the egos of those around us) dictate our priorities and ambitions. Seek the feeling of completion and wholeness without being too concerned about what that will look like on the outside! I don’t know about you, but whenever I see the Ace of Cups, I get excited! Good things are happening and greater things can come from them if we align with the possibilities by being open to them! Thank you for spending your time with me today…and I hope to see you back here again soon for more musings XX 7th July 2021...Welcome back to my blog for today’s mystical musings for the collective. I’ve chosen the Star Spinner Tarot for today’s reading. It’s got a really art-deco feel that I love, but in places leans quite “anime-esque” – which I also love! Let’s dive in and see what guidance the universe has for the us over the coming days. As always, if these words resonate with you, take them with you; but if they don’t, leave them behind. It’s my intention that this guidance will reach the right people at the right time and in the right way. And with that, let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence over the coming days is represented by the 10 of Pentacles. I love this card because it features a dog! And as a chihuahua mother, when my dogs are happy, I’m happy! For me, pets in general represent the positive aspects of domestication. They epitomise the cosy foundation we create in the world: our centre of operations. When we make a house a home, we’re filling it with meaning and charging it with energy that nourishes, nurtures and empowers us when we step out into the world. A well-made home can act as a battery back-up that recharges us when we’re feeling depleted. Additionally, this card can represent financial stability and consistent work; there could be good news on the job front, or a period of high activity if you run your own business! But right now, it’s a good idea to make time to consider the areas of your life that you find grounding and security in. Allow yourself to feel safe and content by reflecting on the part you play in creating a meaningful space for yourself in the world. The second card offers us the key to unlocking the potential of the first card. And this is represented by the 7 of Swords. This can indicate sneakiness and deception when it’s in shadow, but in this position it indicates innovation, non- conformity and originality. It reminds us that sometimes, great power can be found when we break with our own traditions and routines. The fact that it’s a swords card means it’s our thoughts and beliefs that could stand to be a little destructured right now. If you’re feeling a bit bogged down and over-burdened, it may be the perfect time for you to change the routine and try out a new way to address an old problem. The final card indicates that our biggest impediment to personal and spiritual progress over the next few days comes in the form of the 9 of Swords. This card represents anxiety, the experience of a racing mind and general stress. This expands on the 7 of Swords and may indicate why it’s a good idea to do things differently right now. If there’s an area of your life that’s causing stress and upset, it could be time to change the way you think about it and approach it. Are you focusing too much on the “what ifs” and neglecting to accommodate the certainties and securities in life? Now’s the time to bring your attention back to the certainties so you can find your grounding again! Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll see you back here on Saturday for more mystical musings! XXX 3rd July 2021…I’ve enjoyed a glorious morning in the Temple working with the Unicorn Love & Light Encoding energy to coincide with the newsletter going out for the special offer for this attunement. I have four spiritual guides I work with daily and one of them often takes the form of a Unicorn, and he’s vividly present with me as I write this! And I can tell it’s going to be a beautiful day because he has an unmistakeable twinkle in his eye! Whenever he’s around, there’s fun, frivolity & fantastic feelings in the offing! I’ve chosen the Prisma Visions Tarot for today’s reading for the collective. It’s one of my soul- decks because it really reminds me of my nocturnal nature. Before I set up Mayastar, I worked nights in a call-centre and because it was so quiet overnight, I was able to spend a huge amount of time studying, reading & developing new skills. It was a very productive time for me spiritually and magickally so the darkness in these cards reminds me of that powerful time! It’s probably on my mind more because 13 years ago on the 4th July, I left that job and began running Mayastar & Maya Magickal full-time – and I’ve never looked back! So I’ll be having a celebration to mark the occasion tomorrow! Let’s see what guidance the cards have for us today… Our principle energetic influence over the coming days is reflected in the 8 of Wands. This card speaks to the idea that things are about to fall into place just perfectly! There is massive potential in the air and great blessings are ready to be grounded in our lives, manifesting perfectly and in the right time. It’s important to keep some space available for those blessings to land though. If you’re preoccupied, anxious or busy, you might miss out on these opportunities. And the second card of the reading gives us a clue as to how we can avoid missing out! The Queen of Wands represents the Pillar of the rune Jera in my Temple and Jera speaks of change and the turning of the wheel of the year. It reminds us to go with the flow and to adapt so that we retain our centre and balance during periods of change. The Queen of Wands also expresses our magickal potential and for me, this is often represented by the goddess, Melusine in my work, so I think perhaps I’ll work a ritual with Melusine to align me with the potent promise of the first card as part of my 4th July celebration this year! Other ways you might connect with this energy are through creative or magickal practices. Anything where you’re really putting your heart, soul and passion into life will align you with the opportunities and miracles the universe has in store for you! Working with Kundalini Reiki or the Manifestation Guidance Programme would be perfect frequencies to tap into if you feel inclined! And the final card represents the challenges or opposition we might face; those things that would be best avoided because they might otherwise create blocks for us. Today, these potential problems are indicated in the 8 of Cups. This card is called “Indolence” in the Thoth deck and can indicate apathy, laziness or despondency. Low mood is often reflected in low energy and the cups suit deals with our emotions. The 8 of Cups can indicate emotions tied to the past that we’re holding onto when it’s no longer appropriate. That can be a significant block to our progress and success. If you’re feeling caught up with negative experiences in the past, perhaps it’s time to awaken yourself to your personal power and the possibilities for healing and growth. When you align yourself with a version of yourself that’s more aligned with your true spiritual nature, the universe matches your energy, bringing bountiful blessings & magickal miracles to life! If you’re ready to exceed the illusion of limitations, now’s the optimal time to take a step in that direction. Believe in yourself! Well, those tidings certainly left me with a smile on my face and a song in my heart! And I wish you all many smiles, much laughter & deep inner- peace until I see you back here again for more musings on Saturday! In the meantime, if there’s anything I can help you with, I’m only an email away. X June 2021 Musings... May 2021 Musings... April 2021 Musings... March 2021 Musings...