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September 2021 Musings... 29th September 2021…Welcome to the home of mystical musings, spiritual guidance & inspiration for your healing journey! Today’s message from the universe is translated through the Light Seer’s Tarot. And we’ll be looking at the current energies exerting an influence on us, while identifying opportunities for growth, prosperity & happiness through them. Let’s explore… The dominant energy influencing us over the coming days is reflected in the King of Pentacles. This King of Pentacles enjoys the fruits of his labour. His life represents the fulfilment of his goals and reminds him of his success. He exudes a sense of peace. His wisdom has been gained through many trials, tragedies & mistakes, but he has mastered the art of grounding himself and holding onto his personal power. He enjoys the trappings of financial prosperity, but his real sense of security and confidence comes from his relationship to the earth, his family and friends, animals, nature, and his ancestors. Tapping into this energy can be a way to find your grounding. Grounding is an essential part of the spiritual journey. If you intend to bring in higher energy vibrations but are ungrounded, you won’t be able to effectively use those energies. Students of Mayastar will be familiar with the importance of grounding as I emphasise it a lot in my attunement courses! But there are many ways you can bring greater grounding into your life! Energy healing modalities that can help include Light Sanctuary Activation & Dark Moon Mother Protection. However, you can also find better grounding by taking yourself for a walk in nature, communing with the trees, doing some gardening, or even some house-cleaning! Basically any activity that brings your focus to the physical world, into your physical body, and out of your head, will help you to ground! But the cards offer us further advice on how we might best harness the King of Pentacles energy in the coming days in the form of the 3 of Pentacles. This card is about working with or learning from others in order to develop our skills. When we connect with other people and pool our resources we can attain new levels of achievement. Working with others can also include things like drawing inspiration from others, learning a new technique from a master, or reading a book by someone that motivates you. The message here is that there are opportunities available, but you’ll access these most effectively if you do some research, study, or seek advice from an expert in some way. Allow your intuition to guide you to sources of supportive information in the coming days. When you’re ungrounded, you may feel anxious, experience insomnia, or struggle with racing thoughts. If the problem persists, those experiences can have a knock-on effect that compromises your physical health. So it’s important to address symptoms you might ignore as being “stress” – especially if they linger. Learning grounding techniques can be a powerful act of self-care that will nourish your soul and enhance your spiritual journey. And finally, the card that represents the potential pitfalls that may block us from reaping the rewards of the energetic shifts right now is reflected in the 5 of Pentacles. This card is a challenging one. It’s about lack, poverty & hardship. It can represent either the mindset of focusing on loss, victimisation, and scarcity; or it can represent a period of insecurity around money, property or work. This may also be a temporary challenge to the normal running of things such as a big life change, house move, bereavement, divorce, or career change. So this card recommends us to allow ourselves to take a break from negative thoughts, whether they are around things that have happened, or things that we worry might happen in the future. If you’re currently facing challenges that the 5 of Pentacles represents, setting aside 30 to 60 minutes a day to focus on grounding may help you to find new solutions. When your mind is racing it can be hard to consider the options realistically. But somehow, walking in nature is a powerful antidote! And as you regain your balance, new ideas become new plans; and new plans become a new life! I hope this guidance will empower you to navigate the coming days with greater confidence, focused intentions, & an open heart. I wish you peace, prosperity & progress on your path; and hope you’ll find your way back here soon for more mystical musings. X 25th September 2021…Feeling energised this morning after last night’s Dance of Mystery & Magick with Melusine Tantric Shamanic Ritual! And 3 days of working with Dragon energy after my morning Kundalini Reiki Fire Meditation has me feeling revitalised, refreshed, and ready for action! Kundalini Reiki can be a very stimulating energy so I find it optimal for a morning spiritual practice; whereas, in the evening, I work with the Avalonian Trilogy, Centre of Stillness, Violet Flame & Crystal Rose most of the time. Traditional Usui Reiki is also an excellent modality for easing you into a deep, healing sleep. That’s what I love about energy healing! It fits in with your day & can be tailored to enhance your life-experience as you learn to work with different techniques and different energy frequencies. I teach my courses to thousands of students all around the world, and the modalities may be the same, but the way each student will work with and benefit from each system is unique. And I love facilitating each students journey into becoming a healer. Even if you’re intending to learn energy healing for self-care and personal practice, you’re still a healer! When you choose the path of healing, you’re sending a powerful message to yourself and the universe - that you’re prepared to do the work that nourishes & nurtures your soul because spirituality is a priority for you. And that’s a powerful antidote to the challenges of living in a world that’s increasingly materialistic. I believe, through Mayastar, I help my students to find a new kind of balance in life. The blessings that flow from that might include increased self-esteem, new opportunities & inspiration, learning techniques that help to work through past trauma or facilitate further growth, the development of spiritual gifts (intuition, magick & empathy), and the joy that comes when you’re living in alignment with your higher-self and fulfilling your spirit’s highest aspirations! I’ve been working on my art a lot this week too. I feel like I’m catching up with myself after having to put my creative pursuits on a back burner so often over the last 6 months while I redeveloped the Mayastar website. I feel like the balance of my “special interests” is back in place! As a neurodivergent, I never have “regular” interests. My Mayastar work, Maya Magickal work & artwork are all absolutely essential elements of my days! You can check out my latest artwork at www.deviantart.com/annalouisemay, www.instagram.com/annalouisemay - and now also on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/alm_mayastar! And with that, let’s settle in and crack open a deck to find out what’s on the cards for the next few days! I’ve chosen the Rackham Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance for the collective… The dominant energy that can be harnessed to progress the healing journey and self-realisation path over the coming days is the 8 of Pentacles. This card recommends us to perfect our skills by developing a routine and being consistent with our practice. If you find your spiritual practice is sliding, perhaps it’s time to change the way you approach it. Sometimes our meditation can feel very profound, healing or progressive; other times, it can feel tedious and boring. But sometimes it’s best to just keep showing up! Accept that not every day will be a “good energy healing day” or “good meditation day”. Try to realise that even on days your practice doesn’t have obvious benefits, you still benefit from seeing it through. Development of the routine is a sacred act in itself. So perhaps in the coming days, you can be more patient and consider the idea that even on the challenging days, you’re sending a powerful message to the universe about your priorities, hopes and dreams. The universe always responds! The second card suggests ways for us to unlock the potential of the first card. And today, this is The Sun. This card calls us to look at things in a new light. Appreciate each spiritual practice session as if it’s a unique sunrise. Sometimes the sunrise is colourful, vibrant and majestic. Other times, it’s concealed by clouds. But the sun finds its way to the heights regardless of whether the light-show is underwhelming or not! Aligning yourself with The Sun archetype may help you to appreciate the beauty of continuity in your unique spiritual rites and rituals. And finally, the card that usually cautions us about potential impediments is the King of Pentacles. This isn’t a negative card but this energy is currently in shadow so it’s something to look out for because if it manifests for you, it could block you from achieving your goals this week. The King of Pentacles cautions against greed or ambitions that are focused on the accumulation of wealth. When you’re considering your goals for the future, putting an emphasis on how you wish to feel and experiences you wish to have is much more powerful & progressive than focusing on what you will “own”. Your spiritual satisfaction and healing can be blocked by the aspirations of the ego. If you find that sometimes you lose sight of the purpose and meaning behind your spiritual practice, perhaps it’s time to change what you’re doing. There are opportunities for deep-healing and the elevation of consciousness when we transcend the ego and align our will with our spiritual passion! Here ends today’s mystical musings! I hope you found inspiration, uplift & direction here. And I hope you’ll discover new sources of enrichment, comfort & encouragement through your spiritual practice and energy healing work this weekend. I wish you a beautiful spiritual sunrise every day! And I’ll see you back here on Wednesday for more spiritual guidance. X 22nd September 2021…Last night saw the opening ceremony of the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive for the Autumn Equinox! My favourite magickal intensive because it manifests such beautiful transformations, deep healing & new opportunities for clients. So I’m feeling joyful on their behalf this morning! Magick allows me to re-weave the underlying energetic fabric of a person’s life to align it with their dreams and ambitions – and each working is uniquely tailored to the individual. A “one- size-fits-all” spell-casting service doesn’t cut it! Every client’s energetic landscape is unique and to maximise the potential for progressive change, you need to innovate & adapt; you learn new ways of doing things & develop new skills as you go - so everyone’s a winner! Sharing my gifts with my customers really nourishes my soul. Today I’ve chosen the John Bauer Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance reading for the collective. As a deck made up of pre-existing work, it stretches the traditional card meanings and can inspire some radical new interpretations! But it’s the magickal and mythical creatures that appear throughout that means it’s a great deck to reach for if you’re tuning into nature, fairies and sacred animal spirits, as I am! Let’s explore… These cards make me feel like the future is written in an ancient tome of Fairy Tales! And it appears this chapter has a very happy ending. The dominant energy we can tap into to support our spiritual progress & healing over the coming days is reflected in the card of the Queen of Wands. The Queen is seated among white flowers and contemplating a crown. We can’t tell if she’s taken the crown off and is considering it, or if she has just found it. Perhaps it’s a vision and she foresees her ascent! However the crown came to sit before her, she smiles as she considers it. The Wands energy speaks of determination, will and ambition; but also creativity, passion and inspiration. These are the energy currents that, if we choose to bring them into our lives right now, will support us and create new opportunities for soul-expression. The Queen of Wands isn’t averse to taking centre-stage and playing a leadership role. When this energetic tide is high, I like to align with it by performing the Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Tantric Shamanic Ritual with Divinity Assumption Channelling. This energy is also tied to Dragon energies. So for my morning healing practice over the next few days, I’ll be connecting with that Dragon power using the Lightworker Animal Empowerments system. If you feel drawn to work with Dragon energy, you might also want to add crystals that awaken that energy for you. For me, this means using Carnelian, Iron Pyrite, Red Jasper, Bloodstone & Septarian; and I wear perfumes more than I use incense for my rituals and for the Queen of Wands archetype I find perfumes with a strong Jasmine note the most inspiring! The second card offers us the key to the first card and it’s one of my favourite cards in the deck! This is Strength. It features a young girl kissing an enormous bear on the nose. The Strength card is about integrity and the experience of inner power rather than aggression or force. Bear has been an important energy for me to work with this year and Bear brings deep healing through working with natural cycles. Work when there’s work to do, but rest when there’s time for that. This Strength card reminds us to take a balanced approach and not act out in pursuit of our goals. If we channel our resolve we can take a considered and balanced approach and will be able to create the changes we want to see. Sometimes, acting out because you feel stressed or competitive inspires feelings of anxiety and blocks your creativity. Slow down and take a considered approach to access your power over the next few days. And finally, the card that represents the potential challenges we may face over the coming days is the 7 of Cups. This card’s position and illustration both suggest our biggest challenge is our imagination. Imagination is a great asset and is also a big part of magick! But if your gift of imagination isn’t moderated, it can spiral into nightmarish daydreaming habits! This echos the Strength card and the risk of determination turning into desperation through over-doing it. If your mind is racing ahead, considering all the things that can go wrong, it will block you from making a balanced assessment of your situation. Now’s not the time to allowyour mind to fantasize about your defeat! If you find yourself catastrophizing and exploring the endless “what-ifs”, it’s time to rest and give yourself some space for self-care. In the long-run, this will prove to be the more progressive option! I hope this guidance will assist you in navigating the coming days! I wish you all blessings of abundance, healing & happiness. And I hope you’ll come back soon for more mystical musings! XX 18th September 2021…Welcome to my magickal corner of the internet! Here I share tarot readings with spiritual guidance for the collective every Wednesday and Saturday. If you’re looking for inspiration, healing and ways to turn the mystical in your life up to eleven, I’ve got you covered! Today’s reading is drawn from the Zillich Tarot…let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into to enhance our spiritual growth over the coming days is reflected in the Prince of Cups card. This card is usually called the Knight of Cups, and he represents the element of water. He is concerned with our spiritual and emotional motivations. The Prince of Cups is a passionate archetype, motivated by love and pleasure. He can have a tendency to let his heart rule is head but his heart is always in the right place! The Prince of Cups seeks to understand; his empathy allows him to connect with others deeply and form meaningful and healing relationships. This card may represent someone else in your life if you’re currently seeking out your soul-mate! In which case, this could be a pivotal week for your romantic opportunities! But it may also represent the archetypal energy within yourself that you can consciously align with right now to progress your healing journey. Good ways to connect with this energy can be to explore your emotions and empathy through poetry or creative writing. Empaths can find the world challenging because of their tendency to feel other peoples’ feelings and writing about them can help you differentiate your feelings from those of people around you. The Prince of Cups seeks to understand and seeking to understanding yourself is an important part of your healing journey. If you have to spend time around negative or unhealed people over the coming days, you may become confused about where your emotions end and theirs begin; this challenge can make empathy feel like a bit of a pointless gift! But remember that your empathy also allows you experience deeper connections with those you love and resonate with. Writing about your feelings will lead you to new appreciation of your empathy. The second card offers us advice for further tapping into the Prince of Cups energy and today, this comes in the form of the 7 of Swords. This card recommends you to think and act outside the box! To connect with your inner empath you may need to do things differently and decide to make no assumptions (about yourself) at all. When you’re dealing with your intuitive and empathic side, over-analysis or trying to rationalise the mystical and mythical aspects of yourself, can hinder your progress and prevent you realising your gifts. The 7 of Swords tells you it’s time to drop your assumptions, habits and beliefs that come from tradition or habit, and allow your imagination free-rein! And finally, the card that indicates the opposition we may face in our spiritual endeavours over the coming days, is the 2 of Cups. Because of the context of the card in this spread, it indicates there are no major hurdles to face. There are opportunities for healing though! This card is subtitled “Love” and that’s the energy that seeks expression through our conscious choices and actions over the coming days. By tapping into the high- vibrational healing potential of love and empathy, we can end this week in a state of deeper spiritual alignment and wholeness. I hope these words have uplifted your spirit and that love will work its magick in your life over the coming days! Have a wonderful weekend and come back soon for more mystical musings! XX 15th September 2021…I hope this update finds you all enjoying a spectacular week! It’s been a heavenly whirlwind of fun and frivolity here at Mayastar HQ. With the extra work of the website redevelopment finished, I’ve had a lot of time to relax and enjoy the late-summer sunshine. Plus I’ve been spoiled rotten by my loved ones this week because it’s my birthday – and it’s been such a great year that I felt I had a lot of pent-up celebrating to do! So it’s been a thoroughly “Three-of-Cups” week for me and I still have plans for further celebrations later this week, culminating with the magickal intensives I’ll be presiding over for the Equinox! Such a powerful time for growth and transformation that I can hardly contain my excitement. The upcoming Equinox Prosperity Portal intensive and Killing Moon Cycle will be further enhanced by the seasonal energies and shifting celestial tides but I’m definitely bringing my own magick into the mix too and I can already feel that power rising. Those taking the Equinox Prosperity Portal this year are focusing on lots of different areas – career and sales, financial abundance and “home healing”. I can’t wait to unleash the channelled energies and weave a wonderful way ahead for my clients! My artwork’s coming up golden this week in anticipation. Check out my latest artwork here… And now, let’s settle in and inquire of the universe to find out what’s coming up energetically over the next few days. I’ve chosen the Traditional Manga Tarot from Lo Scarabeo for today’s musings… There are some challenging energies at play over the next few days for us. The presence of the Judgement card as the dominant energetic influence that we can tap into and use to progress our healing, points to an important junction and it’s time to make a choice about how we’ll proceed. The best way to do this is to take the time to consider the path you’ve recently taken in life and look at your progress, consider what you’ve learnt, and ask yourself what you’d change if you could. Don’t beat yourself up about mistakes or regrets – but do allow yourself to reflect on the less-than- desirable parts of your journey so that you can learn from them! There’s something to be learnt here and it will improve the next part of your journey if you take the time to pause and assess now. Be kind to yourself but be honest as consider you anticipate the next phase of your healing journey. The second card offers us the key to unlocking the potential and promises of the first card and today, this comes in the form on the 3 of Swords. This is about softening up enough to feel the hurt. If you’ve been focused on other things and have neglected your emotional well-being, giving yourself the time and space to feel your feelings could be a potent and sacred ritual that will prepare you for the next part of your journey. Working with Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing energies is a great option for this; as is the Centre of Stillness Activation. Quan Yin is a great mother goddess and she can assist those with heavy hearts to express the heaviness. Quan Yin gently guides us to find peace and consolation through acceptance, compassion and love. If you’re going through some dark or painful emotions, you can pour your heart out to Quan Yin and trust that it’s nothing she hasn’t heard before; she’s a powerful archetypal force that can teach your how to show radical acceptance and limitless love to yourself whenever you’re ready to learn. And finally, the card that represents the potential impediments we might face or the challenges that could block us from achieving growth over the coming days is the King of Cups. This isn’t a negative card by any means, but in this position, the King of Cups warns us against cutting ourselves off emotionally. When you shut down your emotions, you can lose your sense of connection to yourself as well as others. At this current junction we need to choose the path of the heart and that can be risky. Not everyone is kind or decent. Not everyone values compassion. Not everyone appreciates the sacred or anticipates the mysterious. But just because the more toxic, negative & cynical voices tend to be the loudest, doesn’t mean they’re the most accurate! That kind of externalising of toxicity comes from people who aren’t healed. They experience suffering but then perpetuate it in an attempt to normalise their negative experiences of the world. The antidote to becoming bitter and twisted is not to follow in their footsteps by denying your heart, intuition and experiences. Create a space in your life where you can be yourself and be kind to yourself, no matter what else is happening. Every step of your healing journey takes you closer to yourself…some steps are like a dance, and some are like a flailing barefoot stumble on a lego brick…but they are all moving you forward! I hope these words have inspired you and that you’ll uncover new wisdom and ideas through your self-care observations over the coming days! I may not be right there with you in actuality, but I’m right there with you in spirit and cheering you all the way! XX Have a beautiful rest of your day and come back soon for more mystical musings X 11th September 2021…I hope this update finds you well! I’m starting to feel the intensity of the approaching Equinox and expect many of you are feeling it too! The 3 weeks each side of the Equinox portal can be quite unsettled as this is a period of transition; marking the end of summer and the real beginning of autumn. On an energetic level it’s an opportunity to let go of the past, celebrate the harvest and assimilate what you’ve learnt over the past 6 months, and start considering your direction for the next part of your healing journey. The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive for the Equinox Portal will be starting on the 21st September which is not only the most potent night of the Equinox Portal, but also a full moon! So this magickal intensive will be very powerful - accessing deeper levels of healing that during the waxing half of the year. The Killing Moon works to clear negative and restrictive karmic bonds; these are the energetic ties that form through our conscious and unconscious interactions with people, places, things, memories, experiences & habits. This ritual resolves and dissolves connections that exert a negative effect on you and promotes deep, spiritual healing. The Killing Moon Cycles between the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice are the most intense of the year because they tap into the current of the shifting seasons to amplify the potency of the work. So this promises to be a time of great change and personal transformation; and I’m really pleased to be able to provide this magickal assistance to my clients! X If you’re interested in learning more about the Killing Moon and its possibilities, please follow this link… And with that, let’s break open a deck and find out what the universe has in store over the coming days. I’ve chosen the Vanessa Tarot for today’s inquiry – mostly because I’ve been wondering where this deck is for months and it just “reappeared”! So, let’s explore… Wow! Great things are on their way! These cards reflect a really beneficial time is coming up and great things are possible! The principal energy we can tap into at the moment for our healing and spiritual development journeys is the 9 of Cups! Regular visitors will already know, this is my favourite card! This card is all about wishes coming true and believing the sky is not the limit! This card is about manifesting your desires and being in alignment with the flow of blessings from the universe. There are lots of ways to do this, but acknowledging and celebrating the good things in your life by expressing gratitude for them is a potent way to align with the source of all good things. Aligning with The Source in this way will allow blessings of greater abundance, health, wealth, and peace to manifest in your life now! The second card offers us the key to the promise of the first card and today, this comes in the form of the 8 of Wands. This card reminds you to stay open to receive the gifts and blessings the universe is sending your way. A grateful heart and belief in the possibilities is all that’s required from your side, the universe will do the rest. Whatever you’re working towards right now, know that the universe is conspiring in your favour and great things are already on their way. And finally, the card that represents the potential opposition we might face in the next few days indicates there is no opposition to these very high-vibe, progressive energies! Try to have a bad day and you might just fail at that – but you’ll be succeeding at everything else! This energy is the Queen of Coins and she indicates the successful manifestation of your goals and ambitions. She represents good health, prosperity & comfort. She represents the joys of home and security that comes from financial abundance. If you’re in business, this could be a good week for you! If you’re setting up a home or making home-improvements, things will go well. The character on the Queen of Coins card reminds me of Taylor Swift – and makes me think of the song “Change” – which is a poppy but rousing anthem of a track that evokes that 8 of Wands and 9 of Cups energy for me. Radical hope and fierce determination are an inimitable combo! So let’s finish off today’s musings with the wise words of Ms Swift… “And it's a sad picture, the final blow hits you Somebody else gets what you wanted again You know it's all the same, another time and place Repeating history and you're getting sick of it But I believe in whatever you do And I'll do anything to see it through Because these things will change, can you feel it now? These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down It's a revolution, the time will come for us to finally win We sing hallelujah We sing hallelujah” And with that, I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope that you’ll enjoy the encouraging energies in the coming days! Be nice to each other, and come back soon for more mystical musings X PS. This morning’s newsletter has information about the upcoming Equinox Prosperity Portal Magickal Intensive. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can read all about it here… 8th September 2021…I’ve been having a great week here in the sunny UK! We’re having a bit of a late summer heatwave but luckily, it hasn’t been as uncomfortably sticky as the last heatwave! Which meant the dogs got to chill out and sunbathe in the garden a bit this time. Nothing makes a chihuahua happier than baking itself in the sun and dreaming of the mystical, magickal deserts of Mexico. And when the puppers are happy, I’m happy! Working so much with animal energies in my daily spiritual practice with the Animal Medicine Empowerments (on special offer here…) has inspired me to draw from the Animal Spirit Oracle for today’s spiritual guidance for the collective. Although it’s not a tarot deck, it reads like one for me because I often work with many animal-based tarot decks. It’s by the makers of the Wild Unknown Tarot – which is one of the least fluffy of the animal decks I own & that makes it great for “telling it like it is” but not always great for the kind of readings I do. But the Animal Spirit Oracle is one of the few oracle decks that I use the way I use tarot because it really speaks to my soul! Let’s settle in and explore the cards…find out what’s coming up next energetically and consider how we might best capitalise on the opportunities the universe provides… The dominant energy we can tap into over the next few days, with the potential to manifest prosperity in all areas and inspire us on the spiritual path comes in the form of “Horse”. Horse is an earth energy and as such reminds us we need to attend to our physical needs. Nourish the body with healthy food choices and make time for physical activities. If you don’t fancy a walk in nature or the weather doesn’t permit it, dance around your living room instead! Express your divine through your physical body and feel the presence of the eternal spirit within the temporal reality. Horse also reminds me of the Page of Wands energy – and this can have a bit of a hedonistic edge that also speaks to indulgence in the material universe: the deliberate intention to take pleasure in things can be a sacred ritual and can also help you ground and let your soul really unite with the body. The second card offers us a key to the first card and by tapping into the energy of Fish we can align more deeply with the promises of the first card. Fish reminds us to go with the flow and trust our intuition. If you feel unsure about how best to ground yourself or what unique rituals will inspire you, meditate on it and allow your intuition to steer your course. Fish is here to inspire you but you need to be quiet and listen to yourself to access this wisdom. And finally, the card that represents the potential opposition we might face during this time comes in the form of Owl. Owl is all about wisdom! But in this shadowed position, Owl is compromised by ego. If you think you know best and you already know what to do, you might miss a trick this week. Arrogance, judgement & the making assumptions are the biggest potential blocks to feeling the expression of the divine through day-to-day life right now. Working with the Fish energy is the best way to avoid these pitfalls. Lovely! This has helped me to decide on my animal medicine practice’s direction! I’ll be working with the Friends of the Sea empowerment from LW Animal Empowerments, today, and then Dolphin from Animal Medicine Empowerments. My current ritual for this is pretty simple – I create an Ethereal Crystal grid around me using whatever crystal energy I feel most drawn to at the time, and then sit in communion with the animal spirit for 20 minutes. I write down anything that comes up or sketch any images that present so that I can return to them the next day & explore them in my artwork & tarot sessions. I finish my sessions with Yin Yoga because that’s my habit before bed and it’s a great way to wind down and relax – but also a great opportunity to fully assimilate the healing potential of the animal energies I’ve been working with. Energy work doesn’t have to be complicated! You can develop your own rituals that fit in with your current routine. Find the techniques & energies that work best for you and then use them! The most powerful energy healing technique is the one you actually use! XX I’ll see you back here on Saturday for more mystical musings. Have a fabulous rest of your week! X 4th September 2021...Welcome to my cosy little corner of the internet! This is where I post spiritual guidance tarot readings for the collective. If you feel inspired by what you read here today, please come back again soon! I post new guidance every Wednesday and Saturday. And, I let you know any updates for Mayastar too. And today there’s a big update because I finally uploaded the redeveloped website! It took 6 months to complete because I worked around my regular work to do it. At times, progress was so painfully slow that I wondered if I’d finish it this year! But this morning I’m feeling jubilant because I met the target of completing it before my birthday! The new site is better for mobile and tablets than the old one – but I tried to keep the same theme and a similar vibe. I’m really pleased with how it turned out! I’m the kind of person that learns by doing – and I learnt a massive amount while sorting the website out. And I’m feeling overwhelmed with gratitude this morning! I’m ready to focus on Bear Medicine (working with Lightworker Animal Empowerments) – I’ll be working intensively with Bear Medicine until my birthday because it’s a great energy to tap into during times of transition, or to get grounded when moving from one task to another. Now that my extra workload is finished, I need to ground myself and reflect on my rituals and routines for the coming months. Perhaps today’s musings will give me some ideas! Today’s musings come from the Bonefire Tarot – this has turned out to be a really “deep” deck for me. I think it really suits this month and the kind of magickal work I do at this time of year so I think I’ll be sticking with this one for my personal tarot work for the entire month! Let’s see what’s coming up next… The dominant energetic influence over the next few days is reflected in the 3 of Wands. This card indicates that progress is being made and we’re about to see a return on the investment of time and energy we’ve made recently. Be open to the possibilities and trust that things go well to keep yourself in alignment with blessings coming your way. (This makes a lot of sense to me!) The second card offers us the key to unlocking the potential of the first card. And to ensure our blessings find us over the coming days, we should tap into the Temperance frequency. Find some balance and time to relax. For me, the Temperance card means it’s time for a long, relaxing bath ritual. Some soy candles, a Lush bath bomb (I always have a collection of them on hand!) & some Deva Premal mantras in the background perhaps. And maybe some Yin Yoga too. Yin Yoga is a great way to tap into the Temperance current so perhaps I’ll go all out and make it a spa day today! Whatever you do to unwind and put your work and responsibilities to bed for a while, do that! And remember to be open to good things manifesting for you right now. And finally, the card that represents potential opposition to our successfully garnering the promises of the first card is the Five of Coins. This is the card of the victim mentality and feelings of lack. Our own limiting beliefs are the main opposition we could face right now. The key to getting into the flow energetically this week is to master your mind. Don’t allow your thoughts to spiral into negativity or worry. You can break the habit of a chaotic mind by paying attention to your thoughts; if you notice them getting negative, just think to yourself “Not today” and change the subject in your mind! A good energy to work with to support the current energies at play would be the Centre of Stillness Activation – it’s a technique I work with while I’m doing Yin Yoga and it’s a great way to tap into that Temperance vibe too. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll see you back here soon for more mystical musings X August 2021 Musings... July 2021 Musings... June 2021 Musings... 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September 2021 Musings... 29th September 2021…Welcome to the home of mystical musings, spiritual guidance & inspiration for your healing journey! Today’s message from the universe is translated through the Light Seer’s Tarot. And we’ll be looking at the current energies exerting an influence on us, while identifying opportunities for growth, prosperity & happiness through them. Let’s explore… The dominant energy influencing us over the coming days is reflected in the King of Pentacles. This King of Pentacles enjoys the fruits of his labour. His life represents the fulfilment of his goals and reminds him of his success. He exudes a sense of peace. His wisdom has been gained through many trials, tragedies & mistakes, but he has mastered the art of grounding himself and holding onto his personal power. He enjoys the trappings of financial prosperity, but his real sense of security and confidence comes from his relationship to the earth, his family and friends, animals, nature, and his ancestors. Tapping into this energy can be a way to find your grounding. Grounding is an essential part of the spiritual journey. If you intend to bring in higher energy vibrations but are ungrounded, you won’t be able to effectively use those energies. Students of Mayastar will be familiar with the importance of grounding as I emphasise it a lot in my attunement courses! But there are many ways you can bring greater grounding into your life! Energy healing modalities that can help include Light Sanctuary Activation & Dark Moon Mother Protection. However, you can also find better grounding by taking yourself for a walk in nature, communing with the trees, doing some gardening, or even some house-cleaning! Basically any activity that brings your focus to the physical world, into your physical body, and out of your head, will help you to ground! But the cards offer us further advice on how we might best harness the King of Pentacles energy in the coming days in the form of the 3 of Pentacles. This card is about working with or learning from others in order to develop our skills. When we connect with other people and pool our resources we can attain new levels of achievement. Working with others can also include things like drawing inspiration from others, learning a new technique from a master, or reading a book by someone that motivates you. The message here is that there are opportunities available, but you’ll access these most effectively if you do some research, study, or seek advice from an expert in some way. Allow your intuition to guide you to sources of supportive information in the coming days. When you’re ungrounded, you may feel anxious, experience insomnia, or struggle with racing thoughts. If the problem persists, those experiences can have a knock-on effect that compromises your physical health. So it’s important to address symptoms you might ignore as being “stress” – especially if they linger. Learning grounding techniques can be a powerful act of self-care that will nourish your soul and enhance your spiritual journey. And finally, the card that represents the potential pitfalls that may block us from reaping the rewards of the energetic shifts right now is reflected in the 5 of Pentacles. This card is a challenging one. It’s about lack, poverty & hardship. It can represent either the mindset of focusing on loss, victimisation, and scarcity; or it can represent a period of insecurity around money, property or work. This may also be a temporary challenge to the normal running of things such as a big life change, house move, bereavement, divorce, or career change. So this card recommends us to allow ourselves to take a break from negative thoughts, whether they are around things that have happened, or things that we worry might happen in the future. If you’re currently facing challenges that the 5 of Pentacles represents, setting aside 30 to 60 minutes a day to focus on grounding may help you to find new solutions. When your mind is racing it can be hard to consider the options realistically. But somehow, walking in nature is a powerful antidote! And as you regain your balance, new ideas become new plans; and new plans become a new life! I hope this guidance will empower you to navigate the coming days with greater confidence, focused intentions, & an open heart. I wish you peace, prosperity & progress on your path; and hope you’ll find your way back here soon for more mystical musings. X 25th September 2021…Feeling energised this morning after last night’s Dance of Mystery & Magick with Melusine Tantric Shamanic Ritual! And 3 days of working with Dragon energy after my morning Kundalini Reiki Fire Meditation has me feeling revitalised, refreshed, and ready for action! Kundalini Reiki can be a very stimulating energy so I find it optimal for a morning spiritual practice; whereas, in the evening, I work with the Avalonian Trilogy, Centre of Stillness, Violet Flame & Crystal Rose most of the time. Traditional Usui Reiki is also an excellent modality for easing you into a deep, healing sleep. That’s what I love about energy healing! It fits in with your day & can be tailored to enhance your life- experience as you learn to work with different techniques and different energy frequencies. I teach my courses to thousands of students all around the world, and the modalities may be the same, but the way each student will work with and benefit from each system is unique. And I love facilitating each students journey into becoming a healer. Even if you’re intending to learn energy healing for self-care and personal practice, you’re still a healer! When you choose the path of healing, you’re sending a powerful message to yourself and the universe - that you’re prepared to do the work that nourishes & nurtures your soul because spirituality is a priority for you. And that’s a powerful antidote to the challenges of living in a world that’s increasingly materialistic. I believe, through Mayastar, I help my students to find a new kind of balance in life. The blessings that flow from that might include increased self-esteem, new opportunities & inspiration, learning techniques that help to work through past trauma or facilitate further growth, the development of spiritual gifts (intuition, magick & empathy), and the joy that comes when you’re living in alignment with your higher-self and fulfilling your spirit’s highest aspirations! I’ve been working on my art a lot this week too. I feel like I’m catching up with myself after having to put my creative pursuits on a back burner so often over the last 6 months while I redeveloped the Mayastar website. I feel like the balance of my “special interests” is back in place! As a neurodivergent, I never have “regular” interests. My Mayastar work, Maya Magickal work & artwork are all absolutely essential elements of my days! You can check out my latest artwork at www.deviantart.com/annalouisemay, www.instagram.com/annalouisemay - and now also on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/alm_mayastar! And with that, let’s settle in and crack open a deck to find out what’s on the cards for the next few days! I’ve chosen the Rackham Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance for the collective… The dominant energy that can be harnessed to progress the healing journey and self- realisation path over the coming days is the 8 of Pentacles. This card recommends us to perfect our skills by developing a routine and being consistent with our practice. If you find your spiritual practice is sliding, perhaps it’s time to change the way you approach it. Sometimes our meditation can feel very profound, healing or progressive; other times, it can feel tedious and boring. But sometimes it’s best to just keep showing up! Accept that not every day will be a “good energy healing day” or “good meditation day”. Try to realise that even on days your practice doesn’t have obvious benefits, you still benefit from seeing it through. Development of the routine is a sacred act in itself. So perhaps in the coming days, you can be more patient and consider the idea that even on the challenging days, you’re sending a powerful message to the universe about your priorities, hopes and dreams. The universe always responds! The second card suggests ways for us to unlock the potential of the first card. And today, this is The Sun. This card calls us to look at things in a new light. Appreciate each spiritual practice session as if it’s a unique sunrise. Sometimes the sunrise is colourful, vibrant and majestic. Other times, it’s concealed by clouds. But the sun finds its way to the heights regardless of whether the light-show is underwhelming or not! Aligning yourself with The Sun archetype may help you to appreciate the beauty of continuity in your unique spiritual rites and rituals. And finally, the card that usually cautions us about potential impediments is the King of Pentacles. This isn’t a negative card but this energy is currently in shadow so it’s something to look out for because if it manifests for you, it could block you from achieving your goals this week. The King of Pentacles cautions against greed or ambitions that are focused on the accumulation of wealth. When you’re considering your goals for the future, putting an emphasis on how you wish to feel and experiences you wish to have is much more powerful & progressive than focusing on what you will “own”. Your spiritual satisfaction and healing can be blocked by the aspirations of the ego. If you find that sometimes you lose sight of the purpose and meaning behind your spiritual practice, perhaps it’s time to change what you’re doing. There are opportunities for deep-healing and the elevation of consciousness when we transcend the ego and align our will with our spiritual passion! Here ends today’s mystical musings! I hope you found inspiration, uplift & direction here. And I hope you’ll discover new sources of enrichment, comfort & encouragement through your spiritual practice and energy healing work this weekend. I wish you a beautiful spiritual sunrise every day! And I’ll see you back here on Wednesday for more spiritual guidance. X 22nd September 2021…Last night saw the opening ceremony of the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive for the Autumn Equinox! My favourite magickal intensive because it manifests such beautiful transformations, deep healing & new opportunities for clients. So I’m feeling joyful on their behalf this morning! Magick allows me to re-weave the underlying energetic fabric of a person’s life to align it with their dreams and ambitions – and each working is uniquely tailored to the individual. A “one- size-fits-all” spell-casting service doesn’t cut it! Every client’s energetic landscape is unique and to maximise the potential for progressive change, you need to innovate & adapt; you learn new ways of doing things & develop new skills as you go - so everyone’s a winner! Sharing my gifts with my customers really nourishes my soul. Today I’ve chosen the John Bauer Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance reading for the collective. As a deck made up of pre-existing work, it stretches the traditional card meanings and can inspire some radical new interpretations! But it’s the magickal and mythical creatures that appear throughout that means it’s a great deck to reach for if you’re tuning into nature, fairies and sacred animal spirits, as I am! Let’s explore… These cards make me feel like the future is written in an ancient tome of Fairy Tales! And it appears this chapter has a very happy ending. The dominant energy we can tap into to support our spiritual progress & healing over the coming days is reflected in the card of the Queen of Wands. The Queen is seated among white flowers and contemplating a crown. We can’t tell if she’s taken the crown off and is considering it, or if she has just found it. Perhaps it’s a vision and she foresees her ascent! However the crown came to sit before her, she smiles as she considers it. The Wands energy speaks of determination, will and ambition; but also creativity, passion and inspiration. These are the energy currents that, if we choose to bring them into our lives right now, will support us and create new opportunities for soul-expression. The Queen of Wands isn’t averse to taking centre-stage and playing a leadership role. When this energetic tide is high, I like to align with it by performing the Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Tantric Shamanic Ritual with Divinity Assumption Channelling. This energy is also tied to Dragon energies. So for my morning healing practice over the next few days, I’ll be connecting with that Dragon power using the Lightworker Animal Empowerments system. If you feel drawn to work with Dragon energy, you might also want to add crystals that awaken that energy for you. For me, this means using Carnelian, Iron Pyrite, Red Jasper, Bloodstone & Septarian; and I wear perfumes more than I use incense for my rituals and for the Queen of Wands archetype I find perfumes with a strong Jasmine note the most inspiring! The second card offers us the key to the first card and it’s one of my favourite cards in the deck! This is Strength. It features a young girl kissing an enormous bear on the nose. The Strength card is about integrity and the experience of inner power rather than aggression or force. Bear has been an important energy for me to work with this year and Bear brings deep healing through working with natural cycles. Work when there’s work to do, but rest when there’s time for that. This Strength card reminds us to take a balanced approach and not act out in pursuit of our goals. If we channel our resolve we can take a considered and balanced approach and will be able to create the changes we want to see. Sometimes, acting out because you feel stressed or competitive inspires feelings of anxiety and blocks your creativity. Slow down and take a considered approach to access your power over the next few days. And finally, the card that represents the potential challenges we may face over the coming days is the 7 of Cups. This card’s position and illustration both suggest our biggest challenge is our imagination. Imagination is a great asset and is also a big part of magick! But if your gift of imagination isn’t moderated, it can spiral into nightmarish daydreaming habits! This echos the Strength card and the risk of determination turning into desperation through over-doing it. If your mind is racing ahead, considering all the things that can go wrong, it will block you from making a balanced assessment of your situation. Now’s not the time to allowyour mind to fantasize about your defeat! If you find yourself catastrophizing and exploring the endless “what-ifs”, it’s time to rest and give yourself some space for self-care. In the long-run, this will prove to be the more progressive option! I hope this guidance will assist you in navigating the coming days! I wish you all blessings of abundance, healing & happiness. And I hope you’ll come back soon for more mystical musings! XX 18th September 2021…Welcome to my magickal corner of the internet! Here I share tarot readings with spiritual guidance for the collective every Wednesday and Saturday. If you’re looking for inspiration, healing and ways to turn the mystical in your life up to eleven, I’ve got you covered! Today’s reading is drawn from the Zillich Tarot…let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into to enhance our spiritual growth over the coming days is reflected in the Prince of Cups card. This card is usually called the Knight of Cups, and he represents the element of water. He is concerned with our spiritual and emotional motivations. The Prince of Cups is a passionate archetype, motivated by love and pleasure. He can have a tendency to let his heart rule is head but his heart is always in the right place! The Prince of Cups seeks to understand; his empathy allows him to connect with others deeply and form meaningful and healing relationships. This card may represent someone else in your life if you’re currently seeking out your soul-mate! In which case, this could be a pivotal week for your romantic opportunities! But it may also represent the archetypal energy within yourself that you can consciously align with right now to progress your healing journey. Good ways to connect with this energy can be to explore your emotions and empathy through poetry or creative writing. Empaths can find the world challenging because of their tendency to feel other peoples’ feelings and writing about them can help you differentiate your feelings from those of people around you. The Prince of Cups seeks to understand and seeking to understanding yourself is an important part of your healing journey. If you have to spend time around negative or unhealed people over the coming days, you may become confused about where your emotions end and theirs begin; this challenge can make empathy feel like a bit of a pointless gift! But remember that your empathy also allows you experience deeper connections with those you love and resonate with. Writing about your feelings will lead you to new appreciation of your empathy. The second card offers us advice for further tapping into the Prince of Cups energy and today, this comes in the form of the 7 of Swords. This card recommends you to think and act outside the box! To connect with your inner empath you may need to do things differently and decide to make no assumptions (about yourself) at all. When you’re dealing with your intuitive and empathic side, over-analysis or trying to rationalise the mystical and mythical aspects of yourself, can hinder your progress and prevent you realising your gifts. The 7 of Swords tells you it’s time to drop your assumptions, habits and beliefs that come from tradition or habit, and allow your imagination free-rein! And finally, the card that indicates the opposition we may face in our spiritual endeavours over the coming days, is the 2 of Cups. Because of the context of the card in this spread, it indicates there are no major hurdles to face. There are opportunities for healing though! This card is subtitled “Love” and that’s the energy that seeks expression through our conscious choices and actions over the coming days. By tapping into the high-vibrational healing potential of love and empathy, we can end this week in a state of deeper spiritual alignment and wholeness. I hope these words have uplifted your spirit and that love will work its magick in your life over the coming days! Have a wonderful weekend and come back soon for more mystical musings! XX 15th September 2021…I hope this update finds you all enjoying a spectacular week! It’s been a heavenly whirlwind of fun and frivolity here at Mayastar HQ. With the extra work of the website redevelopment finished, I’ve had a lot of time to relax and enjoy the late-summer sunshine. Plus I’ve been spoiled rotten by my loved ones this week because it’s my birthday – and it’s been such a great year that I felt I had a lot of pent-up celebrating to do! So it’s been a thoroughly “Three-of-Cups” week for me and I still have plans for further celebrations later this week, culminating with the magickal intensives I’ll be presiding over for the Equinox! Such a powerful time for growth and transformation that I can hardly contain my excitement. The upcoming Equinox Prosperity Portal intensive and Killing Moon Cycle will be further enhanced by the seasonal energies and shifting celestial tides but I’m definitely bringing my own magick into the mix too and I can already feel that power rising. Those taking the Equinox Prosperity Portal this year are focusing on lots of different areas – career and sales, financial abundance and “home healing”. I can’t wait to unleash the channelled energies and weave a wonderful way ahead for my clients! My artwork’s coming up golden this week in anticipation. Check out my latest artwork here… And now, let’s settle in and inquire of the universe to find out what’s coming up energetically over the next few days. I’ve chosen the Traditional Manga Tarot from Lo Scarabeo for today’s musings… There are some challenging energies at play over the next few days for us. The presence of the Judgement card as the dominant energetic influence that we can tap into and use to progress our healing, points to an important junction and it’s time to make a choice about how we’ll proceed. The best way to do this is to take the time to consider the path you’ve recently taken in life and look at your progress, consider what you’ve learnt, and ask yourself what you’d change if you could. Don’t beat yourself up about mistakes or regrets – but do allow yourself to reflect on the less-than-desirable parts of your journey so that you can learn from them! There’s something to be learnt here and it will improve the next part of your journey if you take the time to pause and assess now. Be kind to yourself but be honest as consider you anticipate the next phase of your healing journey. The second card offers us the key to unlocking the potential and promises of the first card and today, this comes in the form on the 3 of Swords. This is about softening up enough to feel the hurt. If you’ve been focused on other things and have neglected your emotional well-being, giving yourself the time and space to feel your feelings could be a potent and sacred ritual that will prepare you for the next part of your journey. Working with Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing energies is a great option for this; as is the Centre of Stillness Activation. Quan Yin is a great mother goddess and she can assist those with heavy hearts to express the heaviness. Quan Yin gently guides us to find peace and consolation through acceptance, compassion and love. If you’re going through some dark or painful emotions, you can pour your heart out to Quan Yin and trust that it’s nothing she hasn’t heard before; she’s a powerful archetypal force that can teach your how to show radical acceptance and limitless love to yourself whenever you’re ready to learn. And finally, the card that represents the potential impediments we might face or the challenges that could block us from achieving growth over the coming days is the King of Cups. This isn’t a negative card by any means, but in this position, the King of Cups warns us against cutting ourselves off emotionally. When you shut down your emotions, you can lose your sense of connection to yourself as well as others. At this current junction we need to choose the path of the heart and that can be risky. Not everyone is kind or decent. Not everyone values compassion. Not everyone appreciates the sacred or anticipates the mysterious. But just because the more toxic, negative & cynical voices tend to be the loudest, doesn’t mean they’re the most accurate! That kind of externalising of toxicity comes from people who aren’t healed. They experience suffering but then perpetuate it in an attempt to normalise their negative experiences of the world. The antidote to becoming bitter and twisted is not to follow in their footsteps by denying your heart, intuition and experiences. Create a space in your life where you can be yourself and be kind to yourself, no matter what else is happening. Every step of your healing journey takes you closer to yourself…some steps are like a dance, and some are like a flailing barefoot stumble on a lego brick…but they are all moving you forward! I hope these words have inspired you and that you’ll uncover new wisdom and ideas through your self-care observations over the coming days! I may not be right there with you in actuality, but I’m right there with you in spirit and cheering you all the way! XX Have a beautiful rest of your day and come back soon for more mystical musings X 11th September 2021…I hope this update finds you well! I’m starting to feel the intensity of the approaching Equinox and expect many of you are feeling it too! The 3 weeks each side of the Equinox portal can be quite unsettled as this is a period of transition; marking the end of summer and the real beginning of autumn. On an energetic level it’s an opportunity to let go of the past, celebrate the harvest and assimilate what you’ve learnt over the past 6 months, and start considering your direction for the next part of your healing journey. The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive for the Equinox Portal will be starting on the 21st September which is not only the most potent night of the Equinox Portal, but also a full moon! So this magickal intensive will be very powerful - accessing deeper levels of healing that during the waxing half of the year. The Killing Moon works to clear negative and restrictive karmic bonds; these are the energetic ties that form through our conscious and unconscious interactions with people, places, things, memories, experiences & habits. This ritual resolves and dissolves connections that exert a negative effect on you and promotes deep, spiritual healing. The Killing Moon Cycles between the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice are the most intense of the year because they tap into the current of the shifting seasons to amplify the potency of the work. So this promises to be a time of great change and personal transformation; and I’m really pleased to be able to provide this magickal assistance to my clients! X If you’re interested in learning more about the Killing Moon and its possibilities, please follow this link… And with that, let’s break open a deck and find out what the universe has in store over the coming days. I’ve chosen the Vanessa Tarot for today’s inquiry – mostly because I’ve been wondering where this deck is for months and it just “reappeared”! So, let’s explore… Wow! Great things are on their way! These cards reflect a really beneficial time is coming up and great things are possible! The principal energy we can tap into at the moment for our healing and spiritual development journeys is the 9 of Cups! Regular visitors will already know, this is my favourite card! This card is all about wishes coming true and believing the sky is not the limit! This card is about manifesting your desires and being in alignment with the flow of blessings from the universe. There are lots of ways to do this, but acknowledging and celebrating the good things in your life by expressing gratitude for them is a potent way to align with the source of all good things. Aligning with The Source in this way will allow blessings of greater abundance, health, wealth, and peace to manifest in your life now! The second card offers us the key to the promise of the first card and today, this comes in the form of the 8 of Wands. This card reminds you to stay open to receive the gifts and blessings the universe is sending your way. A grateful heart and belief in the possibilities is all that’s required from your side, the universe will do the rest. Whatever you’re working towards right now, know that the universe is conspiring in your favour and great things are already on their way. And finally, the card that represents the potential opposition we might face in the next few days indicates there is no opposition to these very high-vibe, progressive energies! Try to have a bad day and you might just fail at that – but you’ll be succeeding at everything else! This energy is the Queen of Coins and she indicates the successful manifestation of your goals and ambitions. She represents good health, prosperity & comfort. She represents the joys of home and security that comes from financial abundance. If you’re in business, this could be a good week for you! If you’re setting up a home or making home-improvements, things will go well. The character on the Queen of Coins card reminds me of Taylor Swift – and makes me think of the song “Change” – which is a poppy but rousing anthem of a track that evokes that 8 of Wands and 9 of Cups energy for me. Radical hope and fierce determination are an inimitable combo! So let’s finish off today’s musings with the wise words of Ms Swift… “And it's a sad picture, the final blow hits you Somebody else gets what you wanted again You know it's all the same, another time and place Repeating history and you're getting sick of it But I believe in whatever you do And I'll do anything to see it through Because these things will change, can you feel it now? These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down It's a revolution, the time will come for us to finally win We sing hallelujah We sing hallelujah” And with that, I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope that you’ll enjoy the encouraging energies in the coming days! Be nice to each other, and come back soon for more mystical musings X PS. This morning’s newsletter has information about the upcoming Equinox Prosperity Portal Magickal Intensive. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can read all about it here… 8th September 2021…I’ve been having a great week here in the sunny UK! We’re having a bit of a late summer heatwave but luckily, it hasn’t been as uncomfortably sticky as the last heatwave! Which meant the dogs got to chill out and sunbathe in the garden a bit this time. Nothing makes a chihuahua happier than baking itself in the sun and dreaming of the mystical, magickal deserts of Mexico. And when the puppers are happy, I’m happy! Working so much with animal energies in my daily spiritual practice with the Animal Medicine Empowerments (on special offer here…) has inspired me to draw from the Animal Spirit Oracle for today’s spiritual guidance for the collective. Although it’s not a tarot deck, it reads like one for me because I often work with many animal- based tarot decks. It’s by the makers of the Wild Unknown Tarot – which is one of the least fluffy of the animal decks I own & that makes it great for “telling it like it is” but not always great for the kind of readings I do. But the Animal Spirit Oracle is one of the few oracle decks that I use the way I use tarot because it really speaks to my soul! Let’s settle in and explore the cards…find out what’s coming up next energetically and consider how we might best capitalise on the opportunities the universe provides… The dominant energy we can tap into over the next few days, with the potential to manifest prosperity in all areas and inspire us on the spiritual path comes in the form of “Horse”. Horse is an earth energy and as such reminds us we need to attend to our physical needs. Nourish the body with healthy food choices and make time for physical activities. If you don’t fancy a walk in nature or the weather doesn’t permit it, dance around your living room instead! Express your divine through your physical body and feel the presence of the eternal spirit within the temporal reality. Horse also reminds me of the Page of Wands energy – and this can have a bit of a hedonistic edge that also speaks to indulgence in the material universe: the deliberate intention to take pleasure in things can be a sacred ritual and can also help you ground and let your soul really unite with the body. The second card offers us a key to the first card and by tapping into the energy of Fish we can align more deeply with the promises of the first card. Fish reminds us to go with the flow and trust our intuition. If you feel unsure about how best to ground yourself or what unique rituals will inspire you, meditate on it and allow your intuition to steer your course. Fish is here to inspire you but you need to be quiet and listen to yourself to access this wisdom. And finally, the card that represents the potential opposition we might face during this time comes in the form of Owl. Owl is all about wisdom! But in this shadowed position, Owl is compromised by ego. If you think you know best and you already know what to do, you might miss a trick this week. Arrogance, judgement & the making assumptions are the biggest potential blocks to feeling the expression of the divine through day-to-day life right now. Working with the Fish energy is the best way to avoid these pitfalls. Lovely! This has helped me to decide on my animal medicine practice’s direction! I’ll be working with the Friends of the Sea empowerment from LW Animal Empowerments, today, and then Dolphin from Animal Medicine Empowerments. My current ritual for this is pretty simple – I create an Ethereal Crystal grid around me using whatever crystal energy I feel most drawn to at the time, and then sit in communion with the animal spirit for 20 minutes. I write down anything that comes up or sketch any images that present so that I can return to them the next day & explore them in my artwork & tarot sessions. I finish my sessions with Yin Yoga because that’s my habit before bed and it’s a great way to wind down and relax – but also a great opportunity to fully assimilate the healing potential of the animal energies I’ve been working with. Energy work doesn’t have to be complicated! You can develop your own rituals that fit in with your current routine. Find the techniques & energies that work best for you and then use them! The most powerful energy healing technique is the one you actually use! XX I’ll see you back here on Saturday for more mystical musings. Have a fabulous rest of your week! X 4th September 2021...Welcome to my cosy little corner of the internet! This is where I post spiritual guidance tarot readings for the collective. If you feel inspired by what you read here today, please come back again soon! I post new guidance every Wednesday and Saturday. And, I let you know any updates for Mayastar too. And today there’s a big update because I finally uploaded the redeveloped website! It took 6 months to complete because I worked around my regular work to do it. At times, progress was so painfully slow that I wondered if I’d finish it this year! But this morning I’m feeling jubilant because I met the target of completing it before my birthday! The new site is better for mobile and tablets than the old one – but I tried to keep the same theme and a similar vibe. I’m really pleased with how it turned out! I’m the kind of person that learns by doing – and I learnt a massive amount while sorting the website out. And I’m feeling overwhelmed with gratitude this morning! I’m ready to focus on Bear Medicine (working with Lightworker Animal Empowerments) – I’ll be working intensively with Bear Medicine until my birthday because it’s a great energy to tap into during times of transition, or to get grounded when moving from one task to another. Now that my extra workload is finished, I need to ground myself and reflect on my rituals and routines for the coming months. Perhaps today’s musings will give me some ideas! Today’s musings come from the Bonefire Tarot – this has turned out to be a really “deep” deck for me. I think it really suits this month and the kind of magickal work I do at this time of year so I think I’ll be sticking with this one for my personal tarot work for the entire month! Let’s see what’s coming up next… The dominant energetic influence over the next few days is reflected in the 3 of Wands. This card indicates that progress is being made and we’re about to see a return on the investment of time and energy we’ve made recently. Be open to the possibilities and trust that things go well to keep yourself in alignment with blessings coming your way. (This makes a lot of sense to me!) The second card offers us the key to unlocking the potential of the first card. And to ensure our blessings find us over the coming days, we should tap into the Temperance frequency. Find some balance and time to relax. For me, the Temperance card means it’s time for a long, relaxing bath ritual. Some soy candles, a Lush bath bomb (I always have a collection of them on hand!) & some Deva Premal mantras in the background perhaps. And maybe some Yin Yoga too. Yin Yoga is a great way to tap into the Temperance current so perhaps I’ll go all out and make it a spa day today! Whatever you do to unwind and put your work and responsibilities to bed for a while, do that! And remember to be open to good things manifesting for you right now. And finally, the card that represents potential opposition to our successfully garnering the promises of the first card is the Five of Coins. This is the card of the victim mentality and feelings of lack. Our own limiting beliefs are the main opposition we could face right now. The key to getting into the flow energetically this week is to master your mind. Don’t allow your thoughts to spiral into negativity or worry. You can break the habit of a chaotic mind by paying attention to your thoughts; if you notice them getting negative, just think to yourself “Not today” and change the subject in your mind! A good energy to work with to support the current energies at play would be the Centre of Stillness Activation – it’s a technique I work with while I’m doing Yin Yoga and it’s a great way to tap into that Temperance vibe too. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll see you back here soon for more mystical musings X August 2021 Musings... July 2021 Musings... June 2021 Musings... 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September 2021 Musings... 29th September 2021…Welcome to the home of mystical musings, spiritual guidance & inspiration for your healing journey! Today’s message from the universe is translated through the Light Seer’s Tarot. And we’ll be looking at the current energies exerting an influence on us, while identifying opportunities for growth, prosperity & happiness through them. Let’s explore… The dominant energy influencing us over the coming days is reflected in the King of Pentacles. This King of Pentacles enjoys the fruits of his labour. His life represents the fulfilment of his goals and reminds him of his success. He exudes a sense of peace. His wisdom has been gained through many trials, tragedies & mistakes, but he has mastered the art of grounding himself and holding onto his personal power. He enjoys the trappings of financial prosperity, but his real sense of security and confidence comes from his relationship to the earth, his family and friends, animals, nature, and his ancestors. Tapping into this energy can be a way to find your grounding. Grounding is an essential part of the spiritual journey. If you intend to bring in higher energy vibrations but are ungrounded, you won’t be able to effectively use those energies. Students of Mayastar will be familiar with the importance of grounding as I emphasise it a lot in my attunement courses! But there are many ways you can bring greater grounding into your life! Energy healing modalities that can help include Light Sanctuary Activation & Dark Moon Mother Protection. However, you can also find better grounding by taking yourself for a walk in nature, communing with the trees, doing some gardening, or even some house-cleaning! Basically any activity that brings your focus to the physical world, into your physical body, and out of your head, will help you to ground! But the cards offer us further advice on how we might best harness the King of Pentacles energy in the coming days in the form of the 3 of Pentacles. This card is about working with or learning from others in order to develop our skills. When we connect with other people and pool our resources we can attain new levels of achievement. Working with others can also include things like drawing inspiration from others, learning a new technique from a master, or reading a book by someone that motivates you. The message here is that there are opportunities available, but you’ll access these most effectively if you do some research, study, or seek advice from an expert in some way. Allow your intuition to guide you to sources of supportive information in the coming days. When you’re ungrounded, you may feel anxious, experience insomnia, or struggle with racing thoughts. If the problem persists, those experiences can have a knock-on effect that compromises your physical health. So it’s important to address symptoms you might ignore as being “stress” – especially if they linger. Learning grounding techniques can be a powerful act of self-care that will nourish your soul and enhance your spiritual journey. And finally, the card that represents the potential pitfalls that may block us from reaping the rewards of the energetic shifts right now is reflected in the 5 of Pentacles. This card is a challenging one. It’s about lack, poverty & hardship. It can represent either the mindset of focusing on loss, victimisation, and scarcity; or it can represent a period of insecurity around money, property or work. This may also be a temporary challenge to the normal running of things such as a big life change, house move, bereavement, divorce, or career change. So this card recommends us to allow ourselves to take a break from negative thoughts, whether they are around things that have happened, or things that we worry might happen in the future. If you’re currently facing challenges that the 5 of Pentacles represents, setting aside 30 to 60 minutes a day to focus on grounding may help you to find new solutions. When your mind is racing it can be hard to consider the options realistically. But somehow, walking in nature is a powerful antidote! And as you regain your balance, new ideas become new plans; and new plans become a new life! I hope this guidance will empower you to navigate the coming days with greater confidence, focused intentions, & an open heart. I wish you peace, prosperity & progress on your path; and hope you’ll find your way back here soon for more mystical musings. X 25th September 2021…Feeling energised this morning after last night’s Dance of Mystery & Magick with Melusine Tantric Shamanic Ritual! And 3 days of working with Dragon energy after my morning Kundalini Reiki Fire Meditation has me feeling revitalised, refreshed, and ready for action! Kundalini Reiki can be a very stimulating energy so I find it optimal for a morning spiritual practice; whereas, in the evening, I work with the Avalonian Trilogy, Centre of Stillness, Violet Flame & Crystal Rose most of the time. Traditional Usui Reiki is also an excellent modality for easing you into a deep, healing sleep. That’s what I love about energy healing! It fits in with your day & can be tailored to enhance your life-experience as you learn to work with different techniques and different energy frequencies. I teach my courses to thousands of students all around the world, and the modalities may be the same, but the way each student will work with and benefit from each system is unique. And I love facilitating each students journey into becoming a healer. Even if you’re intending to learn energy healing for self-care and personal practice, you’re still a healer! When you choose the path of healing, you’re sending a powerful message to yourself and the universe - that you’re prepared to do the work that nourishes & nurtures your soul because spirituality is a priority for you. And that’s a powerful antidote to the challenges of living in a world that’s increasingly materialistic. I believe, through Mayastar, I help my students to find a new kind of balance in life. The blessings that flow from that might include increased self- esteem, new opportunities & inspiration, learning techniques that help to work through past trauma or facilitate further growth, the development of spiritual gifts (intuition, magick & empathy), and the joy that comes when you’re living in alignment with your higher-self and fulfilling your spirit’s highest aspirations! I’ve been working on my art a lot this week too. I feel like I’m catching up with myself after having to put my creative pursuits on a back burner so often over the last 6 months while I redeveloped the Mayastar website. I feel like the balance of my “special interests” is back in place! As a neurodivergent, I never have “regular” interests. My Mayastar work, Maya Magickal work & artwork are all absolutely essential elements of my days! You can check out my latest artwork at www.deviantart.com/annalouisemay, www.instagram.com/annalouisemay - and now also on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/alm_mayastar! And with that, let’s settle in and crack open a deck to find out what’s on the cards for the next few days! I’ve chosen the Rackham Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance for the collective… The dominant energy that can be harnessed to progress the healing journey and self-realisation path over the coming days is the 8 of Pentacles. This card recommends us to perfect our skills by developing a routine and being consistent with our practice. If you find your spiritual practice is sliding, perhaps it’s time to change the way you approach it. Sometimes our meditation can feel very profound, healing or progressive; other times, it can feel tedious and boring. But sometimes it’s best to just keep showing up! Accept that not every day will be a “good energy healing day” or “good meditation day”. Try to realise that even on days your practice doesn’t have obvious benefits, you still benefit from seeing it through. Development of the routine is a sacred act in itself. So perhaps in the coming days, you can be more patient and consider the idea that even on the challenging days, you’re sending a powerful message to the universe about your priorities, hopes and dreams. The universe always responds! The second card suggests ways for us to unlock the potential of the first card. And today, this is The Sun. This card calls us to look at things in a new light. Appreciate each spiritual practice session as if it’s a unique sunrise. Sometimes the sunrise is colourful, vibrant and majestic. Other times, it’s concealed by clouds. But the sun finds its way to the heights regardless of whether the light-show is underwhelming or not! Aligning yourself with The Sun archetype may help you to appreciate the beauty of continuity in your unique spiritual rites and rituals. And finally, the card that usually cautions us about potential impediments is the King of Pentacles. This isn’t a negative card but this energy is currently in shadow so it’s something to look out for because if it manifests for you, it could block you from achieving your goals this week. The King of Pentacles cautions against greed or ambitions that are focused on the accumulation of wealth. When you’re considering your goals for the future, putting an emphasis on how you wish to feel and experiences you wish to have is much more powerful & progressive than focusing on what you will “own”. Your spiritual satisfaction and healing can be blocked by the aspirations of the ego. If you find that sometimes you lose sight of the purpose and meaning behind your spiritual practice, perhaps it’s time to change what you’re doing. There are opportunities for deep-healing and the elevation of consciousness when we transcend the ego and align our will with our spiritual passion! Here ends today’s mystical musings! I hope you found inspiration, uplift & direction here. And I hope you’ll discover new sources of enrichment, comfort & encouragement through your spiritual practice and energy healing work this weekend. I wish you a beautiful spiritual sunrise every day! And I’ll see you back here on Wednesday for more spiritual guidance. X 22nd September 2021…Last night saw the opening ceremony of the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive for the Autumn Equinox! My favourite magickal intensive because it manifests such beautiful transformations, deep healing & new opportunities for clients. So I’m feeling joyful on their behalf this morning! Magick allows me to re-weave the underlying energetic fabric of a person’s life to align it with their dreams and ambitions – and each working is uniquely tailored to the individual. A “one-size- fits-all” spell-casting service doesn’t cut it! Every client’s energetic landscape is unique and to maximise the potential for progressive change, you need to innovate & adapt; you learn new ways of doing things & develop new skills as you go - so everyone’s a winner! Sharing my gifts with my customers really nourishes my soul. Today I’ve chosen the John Bauer Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance reading for the collective. As a deck made up of pre-existing work, it stretches the traditional card meanings and can inspire some radical new interpretations! But it’s the magickal and mythical creatures that appear throughout that means it’s a great deck to reach for if you’re tuning into nature, fairies and sacred animal spirits, as I am! Let’s explore… These cards make me feel like the future is written in an ancient tome of Fairy Tales! And it appears this chapter has a very happy ending. The dominant energy we can tap into to support our spiritual progress & healing over the coming days is reflected in the card of the Queen of Wands. The Queen is seated among white flowers and contemplating a crown. We can’t tell if she’s taken the crown off and is considering it, or if she has just found it. Perhaps it’s a vision and she foresees her ascent! However the crown came to sit before her, she smiles as she considers it. The Wands energy speaks of determination, will and ambition; but also creativity, passion and inspiration. These are the energy currents that, if we choose to bring them into our lives right now, will support us and create new opportunities for soul-expression. The Queen of Wands isn’t averse to taking centre- stage and playing a leadership role. When this energetic tide is high, I like to align with it by performing the Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick Tantric Shamanic Ritual with Divinity Assumption Channelling. This energy is also tied to Dragon energies. So for my morning healing practice over the next few days, I’ll be connecting with that Dragon power using the Lightworker Animal Empowerments system. If you feel drawn to work with Dragon energy, you might also want to add crystals that awaken that energy for you. For me, this means using Carnelian, Iron Pyrite, Red Jasper, Bloodstone & Septarian; and I wear perfumes more than I use incense for my rituals and for the Queen of Wands archetype I find perfumes with a strong Jasmine note the most inspiring! The second card offers us the key to the first card and it’s one of my favourite cards in the deck! This is Strength. It features a young girl kissing an enormous bear on the nose. The Strength card is about integrity and the experience of inner power rather than aggression or force. Bear has been an important energy for me to work with this year and Bear brings deep healing through working with natural cycles. Work when there’s work to do, but rest when there’s time for that. This Strength card reminds us to take a balanced approach and not act out in pursuit of our goals. If we channel our resolve we can take a considered and balanced approach and will be able to create the changes we want to see. Sometimes, acting out because you feel stressed or competitive inspires feelings of anxiety and blocks your creativity. Slow down and take a considered approach to access your power over the next few days. And finally, the card that represents the potential challenges we may face over the coming days is the 7 of Cups. This card’s position and illustration both suggest our biggest challenge is our imagination. Imagination is a great asset and is also a big part of magick! But if your gift of imagination isn’t moderated, it can spiral into nightmarish daydreaming habits! This echos the Strength card and the risk of determination turning into desperation through over-doing it. If your mind is racing ahead, considering all the things that can go wrong, it will block you from making a balanced assessment of your situation. Now’s not the time to allowyour mind to fantasize about your defeat! If you find yourself catastrophizing and exploring the endless “what- ifs”, it’s time to rest and give yourself some space for self-care. In the long-run, this will prove to be the more progressive option! I hope this guidance will assist you in navigating the coming days! I wish you all blessings of abundance, healing & happiness. And I hope you’ll come back soon for more mystical musings! XX 18th September 2021…Welcome to my magickal corner of the internet! Here I share tarot readings with spiritual guidance for the collective every Wednesday and Saturday. If you’re looking for inspiration, healing and ways to turn the mystical in your life up to eleven, I’ve got you covered! Today’s reading is drawn from the Zillich Tarot…let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into to enhance our spiritual growth over the coming days is reflected in the Prince of Cups card. This card is usually called the Knight of Cups, and he represents the element of water. He is concerned with our spiritual and emotional motivations. The Prince of Cups is a passionate archetype, motivated by love and pleasure. He can have a tendency to let his heart rule is head but his heart is always in the right place! The Prince of Cups seeks to understand; his empathy allows him to connect with others deeply and form meaningful and healing relationships. This card may represent someone else in your life if you’re currently seeking out your soul-mate! In which case, this could be a pivotal week for your romantic opportunities! But it may also represent the archetypal energy within yourself that you can consciously align with right now to progress your healing journey. Good ways to connect with this energy can be to explore your emotions and empathy through poetry or creative writing. Empaths can find the world challenging because of their tendency to feel other peoples’ feelings and writing about them can help you differentiate your feelings from those of people around you. The Prince of Cups seeks to understand and seeking to understanding yourself is an important part of your healing journey. If you have to spend time around negative or unhealed people over the coming days, you may become confused about where your emotions end and theirs begin; this challenge can make empathy feel like a bit of a pointless gift! But remember that your empathy also allows you experience deeper connections with those you love and resonate with. Writing about your feelings will lead you to new appreciation of your empathy. The second card offers us advice for further tapping into the Prince of Cups energy and today, this comes in the form of the 7 of Swords. This card recommends you to think and act outside the box! To connect with your inner empath you may need to do things differently and decide to make no assumptions (about yourself) at all. When you’re dealing with your intuitive and empathic side, over-analysis or trying to rationalise the mystical and mythical aspects of yourself, can hinder your progress and prevent you realising your gifts. The 7 of Swords tells you it’s time to drop your assumptions, habits and beliefs that come from tradition or habit, and allow your imagination free-rein! And finally, the card that indicates the opposition we may face in our spiritual endeavours over the coming days, is the 2 of Cups. Because of the context of the card in this spread, it indicates there are no major hurdles to face. There are opportunities for healing though! This card is subtitled “Love” and that’s the energy that seeks expression through our conscious choices and actions over the coming days. By tapping into the high-vibrational healing potential of love and empathy, we can end this week in a state of deeper spiritual alignment and wholeness. I hope these words have uplifted your spirit and that love will work its magick in your life over the coming days! Have a wonderful weekend and come back soon for more mystical musings! XX 15th September 2021…I hope this update finds you all enjoying a spectacular week! It’s been a heavenly whirlwind of fun and frivolity here at Mayastar HQ. With the extra work of the website redevelopment finished, I’ve had a lot of time to relax and enjoy the late-summer sunshine. Plus I’ve been spoiled rotten by my loved ones this week because it’s my birthday – and it’s been such a great year that I felt I had a lot of pent-up celebrating to do! So it’s been a thoroughly “Three-of-Cups” week for me and I still have plans for further celebrations later this week, culminating with the magickal intensives I’ll be presiding over for the Equinox! Such a powerful time for growth and transformation that I can hardly contain my excitement. The upcoming Equinox Prosperity Portal intensive and Killing Moon Cycle will be further enhanced by the seasonal energies and shifting celestial tides but I’m definitely bringing my own magick into the mix too and I can already feel that power rising. Those taking the Equinox Prosperity Portal this year are focusing on lots of different areas – career and sales, financial abundance and “home healing”. I can’t wait to unleash the channelled energies and weave a wonderful way ahead for my clients! My artwork’s coming up golden this week in anticipation. Check out my latest artwork here… And now, let’s settle in and inquire of the universe to find out what’s coming up energetically over the next few days. I’ve chosen the Traditional Manga Tarot from Lo Scarabeo for today’s musings… There are some challenging energies at play over the next few days for us. The presence of the Judgement card as the dominant energetic influence that we can tap into and use to progress our healing, points to an important junction and it’s time to make a choice about how we’ll proceed. The best way to do this is to take the time to consider the path you’ve recently taken in life and look at your progress, consider what you’ve learnt, and ask yourself what you’d change if you could. Don’t beat yourself up about mistakes or regrets – but do allow yourself to reflect on the less-than-desirable parts of your journey so that you can learn from them! There’s something to be learnt here and it will improve the next part of your journey if you take the time to pause and assess now. Be kind to yourself but be honest as consider you anticipate the next phase of your healing journey. The second card offers us the key to unlocking the potential and promises of the first card and today, this comes in the form on the 3 of Swords. This is about softening up enough to feel the hurt. If you’ve been focused on other things and have neglected your emotional well-being, giving yourself the time and space to feel your feelings could be a potent and sacred ritual that will prepare you for the next part of your journey. Working with Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing energies is a great option for this; as is the Centre of Stillness Activation. Quan Yin is a great mother goddess and she can assist those with heavy hearts to express the heaviness. Quan Yin gently guides us to find peace and consolation through acceptance, compassion and love. If you’re going through some dark or painful emotions, you can pour your heart out to Quan Yin and trust that it’s nothing she hasn’t heard before; she’s a powerful archetypal force that can teach your how to show radical acceptance and limitless love to yourself whenever you’re ready to learn. And finally, the card that represents the potential impediments we might face or the challenges that could block us from achieving growth over the coming days is the King of Cups. This isn’t a negative card by any means, but in this position, the King of Cups warns us against cutting ourselves off emotionally. When you shut down your emotions, you can lose your sense of connection to yourself as well as others. At this current junction we need to choose the path of the heart and that can be risky. Not everyone is kind or decent. Not everyone values compassion. Not everyone appreciates the sacred or anticipates the mysterious. But just because the more toxic, negative & cynical voices tend to be the loudest, doesn’t mean they’re the most accurate! That kind of externalising of toxicity comes from people who aren’t healed. They experience suffering but then perpetuate it in an attempt to normalise their negative experiences of the world. The antidote to becoming bitter and twisted is not to follow in their footsteps by denying your heart, intuition and experiences. Create a space in your life where you can be yourself and be kind to yourself, no matter what else is happening. Every step of your healing journey takes you closer to yourself…some steps are like a dance, and some are like a flailing barefoot stumble on a lego brick…but they are all moving you forward! I hope these words have inspired you and that you’ll uncover new wisdom and ideas through your self-care observations over the coming days! I may not be right there with you in actuality, but I’m right there with you in spirit and cheering you all the way! XX Have a beautiful rest of your day and come back soon for more mystical musings X 11th September 2021…I hope this update finds you well! I’m starting to feel the intensity of the approaching Equinox and expect many of you are feeling it too! The 3 weeks each side of the Equinox portal can be quite unsettled as this is a period of transition; marking the end of summer and the real beginning of autumn. On an energetic level it’s an opportunity to let go of the past, celebrate the harvest and assimilate what you’ve learnt over the past 6 months, and start considering your direction for the next part of your healing journey. The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive for the Equinox Portal will be starting on the 21st September which is not only the most potent night of the Equinox Portal, but also a full moon! So this magickal intensive will be very powerful - accessing deeper levels of healing that during the waxing half of the year. The Killing Moon works to clear negative and restrictive karmic bonds; these are the energetic ties that form through our conscious and unconscious interactions with people, places, things, memories, experiences & habits. This ritual resolves and dissolves connections that exert a negative effect on you and promotes deep, spiritual healing. The Killing Moon Cycles between the Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice are the most intense of the year because they tap into the current of the shifting seasons to amplify the potency of the work. So this promises to be a time of great change and personal transformation; and I’m really pleased to be able to provide this magickal assistance to my clients! X If you’re interested in learning more about the Killing Moon and its possibilities, please follow this link… And with that, let’s break open a deck and find out what the universe has in store over the coming days. I’ve chosen the Vanessa Tarot for today’s inquiry – mostly because I’ve been wondering where this deck is for months and it just “reappeared”! So, let’s explore… Wow! Great things are on their way! These cards reflect a really beneficial time is coming up and great things are possible! The principal energy we can tap into at the moment for our healing and spiritual development journeys is the 9 of Cups! Regular visitors will already know, this is my favourite card! This card is all about wishes coming true and believing the sky is not the limit! This card is about manifesting your desires and being in alignment with the flow of blessings from the universe. There are lots of ways to do this, but acknowledging and celebrating the good things in your life by expressing gratitude for them is a potent way to align with the source of all good things. Aligning with The Source in this way will allow blessings of greater abundance, health, wealth, and peace to manifest in your life now! The second card offers us the key to the promise of the first card and today, this comes in the form of the 8 of Wands. This card reminds you to stay open to receive the gifts and blessings the universe is sending your way. A grateful heart and belief in the possibilities is all that’s required from your side, the universe will do the rest. Whatever you’re working towards right now, know that the universe is conspiring in your favour and great things are already on their way. And finally, the card that represents the potential opposition we might face in the next few days indicates there is no opposition to these very high-vibe, progressive energies! Try to have a bad day and you might just fail at that – but you’ll be succeeding at everything else! This energy is the Queen of Coins and she indicates the successful manifestation of your goals and ambitions. She represents good health, prosperity & comfort. She represents the joys of home and security that comes from financial abundance. If you’re in business, this could be a good week for you! If you’re setting up a home or making home-improvements, things will go well. The character on the Queen of Coins card reminds me of Taylor Swift – and makes me think of the song “Change” – which is a poppy but rousing anthem of a track that evokes that 8 of Wands and 9 of Cups energy for me. Radical hope and fierce determination are an inimitable combo! So let’s finish off today’s musings with the wise words of Ms Swift… “And it's a sad picture, the final blow hits you Somebody else gets what you wanted again You know it's all the same, another time and place Repeating history and you're getting sick of it But I believe in whatever you do And I'll do anything to see it through Because these things will change, can you feel it now? These walls that they put up to hold us back will fall down It's a revolution, the time will come for us to finally win We sing hallelujah We sing hallelujah” And with that, I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope that you’ll enjoy the encouraging energies in the coming days! Be nice to each other, and come back soon for more mystical musings X PS. This morning’s newsletter has information about the upcoming Equinox Prosperity Portal Magickal Intensive. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can read all about it here… 8th September 2021…I’ve been having a great week here in the sunny UK! We’re having a bit of a late summer heatwave but luckily, it hasn’t been as uncomfortably sticky as the last heatwave! Which meant the dogs got to chill out and sunbathe in the garden a bit this time. Nothing makes a chihuahua happier than baking itself in the sun and dreaming of the mystical, magickal deserts of Mexico. And when the puppers are happy, I’m happy! Working so much with animal energies in my daily spiritual practice with the Animal Medicine Empowerments (on special offer here…) has inspired me to draw from the Animal Spirit Oracle for today’s spiritual guidance for the collective. Although it’s not a tarot deck, it reads like one for me because I often work with many animal-based tarot decks. It’s by the makers of the Wild Unknown Tarot – which is one of the least fluffy of the animal decks I own & that makes it great for “telling it like it is” but not always great for the kind of readings I do. But the Animal Spirit Oracle is one of the few oracle decks that I use the way I use tarot because it really speaks to my soul! Let’s settle in and explore the cards…find out what’s coming up next energetically and consider how we might best capitalise on the opportunities the universe provides… The dominant energy we can tap into over the next few days, with the potential to manifest prosperity in all areas and inspire us on the spiritual path comes in the form of “Horse”. Horse is an earth energy and as such reminds us we need to attend to our physical needs. Nourish the body with healthy food choices and make time for physical activities. If you don’t fancy a walk in nature or the weather doesn’t permit it, dance around your living room instead! Express your divine through your physical body and feel the presence of the eternal spirit within the temporal reality. Horse also reminds me of the Page of Wands energy – and this can have a bit of a hedonistic edge that also speaks to indulgence in the material universe: the deliberate intention to take pleasure in things can be a sacred ritual and can also help you ground and let your soul really unite with the body. The second card offers us a key to the first card and by tapping into the energy of Fish we can align more deeply with the promises of the first card. Fish reminds us to go with the flow and trust our intuition. If you feel unsure about how best to ground yourself or what unique rituals will inspire you, meditate on it and allow your intuition to steer your course. Fish is here to inspire you but you need to be quiet and listen to yourself to access this wisdom. And finally, the card that represents the potential opposition we might face during this time comes in the form of Owl. Owl is all about wisdom! But in this shadowed position, Owl is compromised by ego. If you think you know best and you already know what to do, you might miss a trick this week. Arrogance, judgement & the making assumptions are the biggest potential blocks to feeling the expression of the divine through day- to-day life right now. Working with the Fish energy is the best way to avoid these pitfalls. Lovely! This has helped me to decide on my animal medicine practice’s direction! I’ll be working with the Friends of the Sea empowerment from LW Animal Empowerments, today, and then Dolphin from Animal Medicine Empowerments. My current ritual for this is pretty simple – I create an Ethereal Crystal grid around me using whatever crystal energy I feel most drawn to at the time, and then sit in communion with the animal spirit for 20 minutes. I write down anything that comes up or sketch any images that present so that I can return to them the next day & explore them in my artwork & tarot sessions. I finish my sessions with Yin Yoga because that’s my habit before bed and it’s a great way to wind down and relax – but also a great opportunity to fully assimilate the healing potential of the animal energies I’ve been working with. Energy work doesn’t have to be complicated! You can develop your own rituals that fit in with your current routine. Find the techniques & energies that work best for you and then use them! The most powerful energy healing technique is the one you actually use! XX I’ll see you back here on Saturday for more mystical musings. Have a fabulous rest of your week! X 4th September 2021...Welcome to my cosy little corner of the internet! This is where I post spiritual guidance tarot readings for the collective. If you feel inspired by what you read here today, please come back again soon! I post new guidance every Wednesday and Saturday. And, I let you know any updates for Mayastar too. And today there’s a big update because I finally uploaded the redeveloped website! It took 6 months to complete because I worked around my regular work to do it. At times, progress was so painfully slow that I wondered if I’d finish it this year! But this morning I’m feeling jubilant because I met the target of completing it before my birthday! The new site is better for mobile and tablets than the old one – but I tried to keep the same theme and a similar vibe. I’m really pleased with how it turned out! I’m the kind of person that learns by doing – and I learnt a massive amount while sorting the website out. And I’m feeling overwhelmed with gratitude this morning! I’m ready to focus on Bear Medicine (working with Lightworker Animal Empowerments) – I’ll be working intensively with Bear Medicine until my birthday because it’s a great energy to tap into during times of transition, or to get grounded when moving from one task to another. Now that my extra workload is finished, I need to ground myself and reflect on my rituals and routines for the coming months. Perhaps today’s musings will give me some ideas! Today’s musings come from the Bonefire Tarot – this has turned out to be a really “deep” deck for me. I think it really suits this month and the kind of magickal work I do at this time of year so I think I’ll be sticking with this one for my personal tarot work for the entire month! Let’s see what’s coming up next… The dominant energetic influence over the next few days is reflected in the 3 of Wands. This card indicates that progress is being made and we’re about to see a return on the investment of time and energy we’ve made recently. Be open to the possibilities and trust that things go well to keep yourself in alignment with blessings coming your way. (This makes a lot of sense to me!) The second card offers us the key to unlocking the potential of the first card. And to ensure our blessings find us over the coming days, we should tap into the Temperance frequency. Find some balance and time to relax. For me, the Temperance card means it’s time for a long, relaxing bath ritual. Some soy candles, a Lush bath bomb (I always have a collection of them on hand!) & some Deva Premal mantras in the background perhaps. And maybe some Yin Yoga too. Yin Yoga is a great way to tap into the Temperance current so perhaps I’ll go all out and make it a spa day today! Whatever you do to unwind and put your work and responsibilities to bed for a while, do that! And remember to be open to good things manifesting for you right now. And finally, the card that represents potential opposition to our successfully garnering the promises of the first card is the Five of Coins. This is the card of the victim mentality and feelings of lack. Our own limiting beliefs are the main opposition we could face right now. The key to getting into the flow energetically this week is to master your mind. Don’t allow your thoughts to spiral into negativity or worry. You can break the habit of a chaotic mind by paying attention to your thoughts; if you notice them getting negative, just think to yourself “Not today” and change the subject in your mind! A good energy to work with to support the current energies at play would be the Centre of Stillness Activation – it’s a technique I work with while I’m doing Yin Yoga and it’s a great way to tap into that Temperance vibe too. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll see you back here soon for more mystical musings X August 2021 Musings... July 2021 Musings... June 2021 Musings... 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