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__________________________________ December 2021 Musings... 27th December 2021…Welcome to the last Maya Muses update for 2021! What a year the past week has been! Had a hectic start with all the special magickal workings for the Winter Solstice, and just as things were settling down, I worked my own rituals for the turning of the year and found myself crazy-inspired! So I’ve been on an artistic adventure with my writing and artwork for the last few days. I don’t take a holiday from Mayastar/Maya Magickal for Christmas or Easter because during the pagan festivals of the year I’m usually working special magickal intensives for other people that wish to harness the shifting energetic tides to progress their path. I love my work so much, and it’s such a big part of my own spiritual practice, that it doesn’t feel like “work” to me! However, I do spend more time with friends and family, so I enjoy the main holidays for the extra spiritual nourishment that comes from sharing the love! And now, let’s get down to business and discover what’s on the cards for our week-ahead. I’ve chosen The Sasuraibito Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance tarot reading for the collective. So, sit down, relax your shoulders and unclench your jaw, and let’s open ourselves to the possibilities a little bit while we explore the cards… The dominant energetic influences available to you over the coming week, that can enhance and amplify your happiness and healing, are reflected in the The Magician. The Magician reminds you that the power to shape your life is in your own hands. Cultivate some confidence this week by reflecting on what you’ve learnt. Consider the skills you’ve developed and the wisdom accrued from the challenges you’ve overcome. You’re more capable than you give yourself credit for, and if you can find the courage to open yourself up to the possibilities this week, you’re likely to surprise yourself. Release negative and restrictive thought-habits by maintaining your inner-calm and fixing your intentions. If you feel self-doubt creeping in, remind yourself that you’re The Magician in your life, and magick flows from your fingertips! The second card reflects the potential opposition we might face this week. These are the shadowy energies that could block us from accessing the promises of the first card. Today this warning comes in the form of the 3 of Wands. This is in no way a negative card usually, but its shadow-side is what concerns us today. The 3 of Wands is usually about preparedness and well-made plans that turn into well-made actions. So this week, if we fail to prepare or keep all the basics covered, that could be the thing that disrupts the free-flow of chi and cheer through all areas of our lives. This card might caution us to make sure we don’t forget to buy enough milk and bread for the bank holiday period; or perhaps remind us that a period of rest and relaxation isn’t an excuse for procrastination! Keep a good balance in the coming days. Don’t let everything slide. And now we turn to the daily cards that will elucidate the shifting celestial tides that will move and inspire the spirit over the next 7 days. As always, with all my readings, take was resonates with you and leave the rest behind… Monday 27th December 2021…2 of Swords…The Universe inspires you to make an important decision. Today’s opportunity is a magickal turning point. Find a place of calm through silent meditation to tune into your intuition & find clarity. What you decide well today sets you up for success tomorrow! Tuesday 28th December 2021…The Fool…Be spontaneous & curious. Today will work out best if you approach with an open heart. Forget about yesterday’s problems & focus on today’s blessings. True freedom comes when your actions aren’t tempered by improbable fears & limiting judgements. The Universe blesses the young at heart. Wednesday 29th December 2021…9 of Pentacles…You are invited to enjoy the very best life has to offer you! Prosperity, luxury & abundance flow unceasingly into your world. The Universe bestows blessings on a grateful heart, so remember to give thanks for all sources of hope, happiness & healing today. Thursday 30th December 2021…Knight of Pentacles…Slow & steady wins the race today. Be methodical in your approach to avoid missing important details. Let go of egoic impatience & rashness. The Universe reminds you that everything unfolds in its own time. So trust the process & the perfection of the Universe will be revealed. Friday 31st December 2021…Six of Cups…Your childlike heart is inspired to bloom with beauty, beneficence & brilliance today! The Universe guides you to make a wish, set your intention, & open your heart to a future filled with bountiful blessings, joy & abundance. You are a beloved child of the Universe. Saturday 1st January 2022…10 of Wands…Protect your sensitive soul by ensuring you don’t take on other peoples’ energy today. Maintaining healthy boundaries means saying no sometimes. The Universe reminds you that without boundaries, empathy becomes self-destructive. Stay in your lane & show yourself kindness. Today promises progress for the prudent. Sunday 2nd January 2022…6 of Swords…Create a sanctuary of tranquillity in your heart today. Give yourself a break & indulge in some radical self-care. The Universe offers opportunities for deep emotional & spiritual replenishment. Set sail on an ocean of intuition & discover the healing rivers of harmony & happiness that flow through your soul. 20th December 2021…I’ve spent the past week reflecting on all the things I learnt and achieved throughout the past year. It’s been tough in places! Working on the redevelopment of all my websites while continuing the normal running of all things Mayastar meant learning to juggle and adapt as well as learning all kinds of new “techie stuff” along the way. But at this point, despite all the ups and downs, I’m really pleased with how everything has turned out – and pretty proud of myself to boot! I’m curious to find out how next year will develop work-wise…will I do more channelling work? Will I be focused more on ritual? Whatever 2022 has in store, I anticipate blessings & growth - so I’m choreographing a new happy dance as we speak! Last night saw the opening ritual of the Winter Solstice Portal Killing Moon Cycle. The perfect working to smooth the transition from the ending of the last chapter, to the start of the new one! Energetically clearing restrictive karmic bonds in order to liberate the flow of life-force energy throughout all areas of your life is a great way to begin the new year! The extra temple work around the energetic portals of the year means I get very tuned-in the seasonal shifts and the blessings and lessons they have for us. I’m deeply appreciating my sacred work right now! I’ve studied magick for decades as a means to empower myself; but it wouldn’t mean as much if I didn’t use my skills to empower others too! So, a massive thank you to all my students and clients over the past year – you’re that essential ingredient that really makes Mayastar shine! With that, let’s crack open a deck and have a look at the week-ahead for the Mayastar collective! As always, take what resonates with you and leave the rest behind. These words are intended to uplift and inspire you on your spiritual path. I’ve chosen the Sun and Moon Tarot for today. Let’s explore… The dominant energy we can tap into this week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey and increasing happiness is reflected in the Queen of Pentacles. This is the energy of the heart, hearth, home & hospitality. Think comfort, security, luxury & contentment. For me, this card often reflects the healing potential of the home environment. The making of a home comes from all the little personal touches that turn a building into something altogether more sacred and cosy by adding meaning to the mundane. This energy is potent around the Christmas period when we’re sharing our homes with loved ones; making memories & magick. Reflecting on the blessings in your life and expressing gratitude for every golden moment will prosper your spirit today! The potential opposition we may experience energetically is reflected in the 2 of Pentacles. While this isn’t a negative card, the shadow side of it reminds us to stay present in the moment by resisting the tendency to multi-task. The problem with habitual multi-tasking is that you can spend all your time engaged in activities but never pause between tasks to ground yourself. If you neglect to acknowledge your progress, assimilate new knowledge, and consider your direction, you might be missing out in the long run. This time of year is often busy, but try to slow down a bit. Pace yourself by doing one thing at a time so you can stay more mindfully present. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week. These cards look at the shifting energies that will be expressed over the coming days. We will look for opportunities for healing and personal growth in the current energetic landscape. Monday 20th December 2021…3 of Wands…The Universe is responding to your wishes! Things are in motion for prosperity & progress. Align yourself with the blessings the Universe intends by cultivating optimism & expressing happiness at every opportunity. Gratitude for all the good things in life can turn them into great things! Tuesday 21st December 2021…Ace of Pentacles…The Universe brings bountiful blessings today. A sudden stream of good luck manifests change in the right direction. Spend time focusing on your goals & defining your resolutions. Getting real with your ambitions will turn your dreams into reality. And things will turn out better than you ever dared hope! Wednesday 22nd December 2021…Nine of Wands…The Universe reminds you that you have the wisdom of experience at your disposal. Let go of your insecurity & mute your self-doubt by reminding yourself of the life-skills you’ve developed through challenges you’ve faced before. If you take centre-stage in your life today, the Universe will applaud you! Thursday 23rd December 2021…Prince of Cups…Love in all its forms comes to the fore today. Love is the most powerful energy in the Universe. Allow the high energetic vibrations of love to manifest healing, hope & happiness in your life today. You are a blessed & beloved child of the Universe. Don’t you forget it! Friday 24th December 2021…Eight of Wands…A flurry of fortuitous happenings! The Universe delivers direct to your door, so keep your intuitive ears open for that cosmic doorbell! If you’ve been waiting for good news, good luck, or good cheer, your wait is over. Celebrate the splendour of a sudden shift in your favour today. Saturday 25th December 2021…2 of Cups…Potent healing comes through love & sharing today. Your connection to the Universe is expressed through your connection to loved ones. Be open to the sacred aspects of shared fun & friendship. The Universe offers opportunities for healing & spiritual nourishment disguised as a festivities & frivolity! Sunday 26th December 2021…Six of Wands…The Universe recognises your success today. Despite the challenges you face, you’ve exceeded your own expectations. Celebrate your accomplishments in your own way. Know that the Universe has your back & is right there with you as you take that lap of honour. The Universe whispers, “Well done! You’re amazing!” That concludes this week’s spiritual guidance tarot reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed your time here today. I wish you all a wonderful Winter Solstice and Yuletide. Whatever you’re doing this week, I hope you’ll find beauty, brilliance, and bountiful blessings! Come back soon for more mystical musings. 13th December 2021…Welcome to Maya Muses! Here in my cosy corner of the internet, I muse and meander around the energetic influences at play in the Universe for you. And update you on my work for Mayastar and Maya Magickal. This week, having finally sorted out all the preparations for the festive period, I’ve been getting things organised for the Winter Solstice Portal special magickal workings! The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive, Banishing & Blessing Intensive & Transformational Intensive offer opportunities for seasonally potent magickal workings for those preparing to make 2022 a prosperous, peaceful and progressive year! The Transformational Intensive is the most comprehensive magickal package I offer – and it’s enhanced by the seasonal and celestial energetic tides at this time of year. So I’m excited to work my best magick for you this year! The Winter Solstice Portal workings will start on the 19th December, so you still have time to purchase if any of these options resonate with you. And now, let’s get some insight into the opportunities the Universe is serving us over the coming week. This reading will look at the main energetic currents at play, as well as the opportunities for healing, growth, and greatness that are open to us. I’m drawing from the Star Tarot for today’s elucidations. Let’s explore… The dominant energies available for those who want to work with the spiritual forces that underpin and enrich our lives are reflected in the Ace of Cups. This is the energy of love, beauty, empathy, intuition & spirituality. It indicates a potent time for healing, and magick! This week presents opportunities to increase happiness through the highest light frequencies. If you’ve been feeling a bit frazzled or stressed, this is your cue to relax and give yourself some well-earned rest and recuperation. Love is the order of the week, and self-love is an important part of that equation. You can’t pour from an empty cup! And this week, if you choose to tap into the flow of fantastic frequencies from the Universe, you’ll be doing yourself a solid, and that will positively impact those around you. If you’re spiritually sensitive, this week you can expect your intuition to expand. Be open to the inspiration the Universe is sending you because anything is possible & wishes can come true! The next card looks at the potential opposition we may face this week. These are the energetic currents that could deny us the promises of the first card if we’re not aware of them. This week, these come in the form of The Emperor. When this card in shadow, we’re looking at the potential for tyranny! Are you micro-managing yourself? Do you have a tendency to get too involved with other peoples’ business? Has planning for the festive season left you feeling like holidays are a military operation? This card is reminding you to ease up a little bit. Be organised. Make plans and see them through. But don’t get caught up in the details. Leave a little wriggle room in your plans so you’ve got enough time to sit back and enjoy yourself too. If it all starts to feel a bit too stressful and important, put on your favourite music and dance the cortisol out of your system! Now we turn to the daily draws for the week-ahead. These cards express the shifting energies and illuminate ways we can tap into them for our betterment. Monday 13th December 2021…4 of Wands…A day for celebration & the sharing of joy! This card reminds you to enjoy the fruits of your labour today. If you’re connecting with friends or family, it will be a beautiful occasion! Let love inspire your spirit, and you’ll be counting your blessings by bedtime! Tuesday 14th December 2021…Temperance…Balance brings the blessings today. Make time for meditation & relaxation to keep yourself in a harmonious state. Over-doing it today may result in some bad decision- making. Go with the flow to ensure you leave enough space for the Universe to work its wonders. Wednesday 15th December 2021…The Wheel of Fortune…Surprise! Things are changing for the better. Reserves of luck, love and limitless opportunity are opening for you. Open your heart to inspiration because spiritual promptings will guide your direction today. You are loved & supported by the Universe in all your endeavours. Thursday 16th December 2021…4 of Pentacles…Keep your feet on the ground today. Guard yourself against drama by keeping to yourself. You don’t need to concern yourself with having opinions about other peoples’ opinions! Today your foundation is sacred & sure. You are protected by divine forces. Trust yourself. Friday 17th December 2021…8 of Pentacles…Today sees a tying up of loose ends. Check off the remaining items on your to-do list. Your self-discipline today will pay dividends tomorrow, so knuckle-down, use your skills & glory in the sense of accomplishment. The Universe recognises your dedication & lends you a hand. Saturday 18th December 2021…6 of Wands…Victory & satisfaction are your chapter headings for today. Things are moving in the right direction & your progress is recognised. Your success casts ripples across the Universe. Don’t hold back because your triumph inspires others. Reap the rewards of your recent efforts. Reflect on your accomplishments to enhance your motivation. Sunday 19th December 2021…King of Pentacles…Prosperous energy fills your home & your life. Enjoy the comfort & security that surrounds you. Your home is a sacred space where you find healing & recharge your spiritual batteries. Allow the Universe to share its blessings with you, through the magick of hearth & home. Everything you touch turns to gold today! This concludes our mystical meanderings through the ethereal energies of the week. I wish you tranquillity, transcendence & transformation in the coming days; and I hope for your happiness & health. The energies are optimal for the upcoming ritual events so I’m feeling excited already. Once workings are scheduled in the Temple Diary, the magickal shifts begin – even before the ritual’s even begun! So I’m already anticipating some radical and revolutionary shifts for those participating in this year's Winter Solstice Portal options. It’s going to be a spectacular season for sorcery! Come back soon for more mystical musings. X 6th December 2021…Welcome to my cosy corner of the internet! Here, I crack a deck every week to elucidate the current celestial energies at play, and look at ways we might harness them for the greater good. If you’re looking for spiritual guidance, something to think about, or inspiration on your healing journey, you’re in good hands! So, sit back, relax, enjoy a sip of chamomile tea, and let’s tune into the powers that be to see what’s coming up next. I’ve chosen a deck that’s brand new to me for today’s musings - so I’m a little giddy with anticipation! The Star Tarot may be the best presented mass-market deck I’ve ever purchased! The cards quality is amazing and has a smooth matt finish; they’re also slightly larger than a regular deck – which makes them excellent for magickal work, meditation or ritual. I was drawn to this deck for a long time before buying it so I’m actually familiar with many of the cards from my extensive googling! But nothing can compare to the magick of having them in my hands! They are undoubtedly a soul-deck for me. And this will be the first full reading I’ve done with them so I’m really looking forward to diving in today. Let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence available for us to tap into for the purpose of progressing the healing journey this week is reflected in the Ace of Wands. This card tells you that opportunities are coming your way. But they won’t come to anything if you don’t recognise them and seize the moment when you have the chance! Stay on your toes and be vigilant because the universe is presenting you with new paths to access your potential. If you take advantage of opportunities to channel your passion and creativity this week, you’ll be sowing the seeds of success for the future. And if you wonder how you’ll know where the right place to invest your energy is this week, you’ll know! You’ll be on fire for the things that will nourish your soul, so follow your fervour and you won’t go wrong. The card that represents the potential opposition to the promises of the first card this week is The Devil. The Devil doesn’t represent evil in the tarot; that’s a concept that comes from Christian mythology. But here, The Devil’s in shadow so we are looking at the negative aspects of the card. The Devil in shadow represents bad habits, addiction, and the ways that the ego can get tied up with our positive choices, corrupting them. The Devil can represent our fear and belief in our limitations that allow us to get tied up with self-defeating behaviours and toxic attitudes. Our weaknesses create challenges in our lives, but those areas of weakness also represent places we can give ourselves healing and generate growth if we’re prepared to face our shadows. If you feel the pull to “the devil you know” this week, take a pause, give yourself some time and self-care, and don’t make decisions while you’re feeling upset, emotional or vulnerable. And now we move to the daily draws for the week. These cards look at the shifting energies over the week, with special attention on those that will inspire the spirit to wholeness! Let’s continue our exploration… Monday 6th December 2021…The King of Cups…Your gift of empathy is powerful right now so it’s important to keep yourself grounded to maintain a healthy balance. Connect with those who share your dreams & inspire your hope. If you’ve been feeling detached, today’s the day to lead with the heart & feel your way forward. You’ve got this! Tuesday 7th December 2021…3 of Cups…Blessings abound! Today’s the day to celebrate your success, mark the occasion, & choreograph a new happy dance! Great things are happening for you & when you express gratitude for the things you have, more great things manifest. Today, the Universe is revelling in the realisation of your dreams. Wednesday 8th December 2021…10 of Cups…It doesn’t get better than this! Opportunities to progress your spiritual well-being are in the offing. Feel the connection with those that share your spiritual goals and now that you belong here. Love is the essence of life, and every opportunity to express it brings you closer to your wholeness today. Thursday 9th December 2021…The Chariot…This card is reminding you that you’re in the driving seat of your life. If you don’t like the destination you’re heading towards, you have the power to re-route. Switch on your spiritual GPS & get your bearings. Allow your heart to determine your direction. When you pursue the path of love, the Universe supports you at every step. Friday 10th December 2021…2 of Wands…An important choice needs to be made. If you’ve been procrastinating, today’s the day to commit yourself to a course of action. A well-made decision is a powerful piece of magick. Jump on board, set sail for your future, & the Universe will fly the flag of your victory! Saturday 11th December 2021…King of Wands…The King of Wands reminds you that there’s nothing you can’t do when you really set your mind to it! Reflect on your accomplishments today. Allow confidence to expand. Whatever comes, you know you’ll handle it. You’ve faced challenges & triumphed. You’ve exceeded your expectations. You’re amazing! Don’t forget it. Sunday 12th December 2021…The Hanged One…Be open to inspiration by shifting your vantage point. Changing the way you look at things leads to an increase in insight. Today’s a good day for some deep meditation, contemplation & reflection. Listen to your intuition because the Universe is whispering secrets and suggestions to you today! And that concludes our week-ahead spread with the Star Tarot. I hope our meanderings through the messages from the Universe have given you some encouragement. It’s been a pleasure as always, and I hope to welcome you back here again soon, for more mystical musings. PS. The Maya Magickal site has been updated with the Winter Solstice Portal magickal offerings! The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive will be enhanced by the Winter Solstice Portal & the Oak Moon. At this sacred time, the Oak King slays the Holly King to ensure the return of the sun. So it’s the perfect time for a new beginning and a clean slate! And for this cycle, you can purchase at the Winter Solstice Special Offer Price! If you would like to know more about the Killing Moon, please follow this link… Additionally, you can read about the Winter Solstice Portal Transformational Intensive option here. This option combines the Banishing & Blessing Intensive with the Killing Moon Cycle for a comprehensive magickal makeover to see you off to a flying start in the new solar year! If you use social media, you can receive my daily spiritual guidance posts to your newsfeed by following me at… www.facebook.com/annalouisemay.muse www.facebook.com/mayastaracademy www.twitter.com/mayastar www.annalouisemay.tumblr.com www.pinterest.com/alm_mayastar www.instagram.com/annalouisemay I wish you a magnificent week! May the stars align always in your favour. Come back soon for more mystical musings. X November 2021 Musings... October 2021 Musings... September 2021 Musings... August 2021 Musings... July 2021 Musings... June 2021 Musings... May 2021 Musings... April 2021 Musings... March 2021 Musings...
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Maya Muses - Daily Spiritual Guidance Messages for the Collective Inspiration to enhance your healing journey & spiritual development __________________________________ December 2021 Musings... 27th December 2021…Welcome to the last Maya Muses update for 2021! What a year the past week has been! Had a hectic start with all the special magickal workings for the Winter Solstice, and just as things were settling down, I worked my own rituals for the turning of the year and found myself crazy-inspired! So I’ve been on an artistic adventure with my writing and artwork for the last few days. I don’t take a holiday from Mayastar/Maya Magickal for Christmas or Easter because during the pagan festivals of the year I’m usually working special magickal intensives for other people that wish to harness the shifting energetic tides to progress their path. I love my work so much, and it’s such a big part of my own spiritual practice, that it doesn’t feel like “work” to me! However, I do spend more time with friends and family, so I enjoy the main holidays for the extra spiritual nourishment that comes from sharing the love! And now, let’s get down to business and discover what’s on the cards for our week- ahead. I’ve chosen The Sasuraibito Tarot for today’s spiritual guidance tarot reading for the collective. So, sit down, relax your shoulders and unclench your jaw, and let’s open ourselves to the possibilities a little bit while we explore the cards… The dominant energetic influences available to you over the coming week, that can enhance and amplify your happiness and healing, are reflected in the The Magician. The Magician reminds you that the power to shape your life is in your own hands. Cultivate some confidence this week by reflecting on what you’ve learnt. Consider the skills you’ve developed and the wisdom accrued from the challenges you’ve overcome. You’re more capable than you give yourself credit for, and if you can find the courage to open yourself up to the possibilities this week, you’re likely to surprise yourself. Release negative and restrictive thought-habits by maintaining your inner-calm and fixing your intentions. If you feel self-doubt creeping in, remind yourself that you’re The Magician in your life, and magick flows from your fingertips! The second card reflects the potential opposition we might face this week. These are the shadowy energies that could block us from accessing the promises of the first card. Today this warning comes in the form of the 3 of Wands. This is in no way a negative card usually, but its shadow-side is what concerns us today. The 3 of Wands is usually about preparedness and well-made plans that turn into well-made actions. So this week, if we fail to prepare or keep all the basics covered, that could be the thing that disrupts the free-flow of chi and cheer through all areas of our lives. This card might caution us to make sure we don’t forget to buy enough milk and bread for the bank holiday period; or perhaps remind us that a period of rest and relaxation isn’t an excuse for procrastination! Keep a good balance in the coming days. Don’t let everything slide. And now we turn to the daily cards that will elucidate the shifting celestial tides that will move and inspire the spirit over the next 7 days. As always, with all my readings, take was resonates with you and leave the rest behind… Monday 27th December 2021…2 of Swords…The Universe inspires you to make an important decision. Today’s opportunity is a magickal turning point. Find a place of calm through silent meditation to tune into your intuition & find clarity. What you decide well today sets you up for success tomorrow! Tuesday 28th December 2021…The Fool…Be spontaneous & curious. Today will work out best if you approach with an open heart. Forget about yesterday’s problems & focus on today’s blessings. True freedom comes when your actions aren’t tempered by improbable fears & limiting judgements. The Universe blesses the young at heart. Wednesday 29th December 2021…9 of Pentacles…You are invited to enjoy the very best life has to offer you! Prosperity, luxury & abundance flow unceasingly into your world. The Universe bestows blessings on a grateful heart, so remember to give thanks for all sources of hope, happiness & healing today. Thursday 30th December 2021…Knight of Pentacles…Slow & steady wins the race today. Be methodical in your approach to avoid missing important details. Let go of egoic impatience & rashness. The Universe reminds you that everything unfolds in its own time. So trust the process & the perfection of the Universe will be revealed. Friday 31st December 2021…Six of Cups…Your childlike heart is inspired to bloom with beauty, beneficence & brilliance today! The Universe guides you to make a wish, set your intention, & open your heart to a future filled with bountiful blessings, joy & abundance. You are a beloved child of the Universe. Saturday 1st January 2022…10 of Wands…Protect your sensitive soul by ensuring you don’t take on other peoples’ energy today. Maintaining healthy boundaries means saying no sometimes. The Universe reminds you that without boundaries, empathy becomes self- destructive. Stay in your lane & show yourself kindness. Today promises progress for the prudent. Sunday 2nd January 2022…6 of Swords…Create a sanctuary of tranquillity in your heart today. Give yourself a break & indulge in some radical self-care. The Universe offers opportunities for deep emotional & spiritual replenishment. Set sail on an ocean of intuition & discover the healing rivers of harmony & happiness that flow through your soul. 20th December 2021…I’ve spent the past week reflecting on all the things I learnt and achieved throughout the past year. It’s been tough in places! Working on the redevelopment of all my websites while continuing the normal running of all things Mayastar meant learning to juggle and adapt as well as learning all kinds of new “techie stuff” along the way. But at this point, despite all the ups and downs, I’m really pleased with how everything has turned out – and pretty proud of myself to boot! I’m curious to find out how next year will develop work-wise…will I do more channelling work? Will I be focused more on ritual? Whatever 2022 has in store, I anticipate blessings & growth - so I’m choreographing a new happy dance as we speak! Last night saw the opening ritual of the Winter Solstice Portal Killing Moon Cycle. The perfect working to smooth the transition from the ending of the last chapter, to the start of the new one! Energetically clearing restrictive karmic bonds in order to liberate the flow of life-force energy throughout all areas of your life is a great way to begin the new year! The extra temple work around the energetic portals of the year means I get very tuned-in the seasonal shifts and the blessings and lessons they have for us. I’m deeply appreciating my sacred work right now! I’ve studied magick for decades as a means to empower myself; but it wouldn’t mean as much if I didn’t use my skills to empower others too! So, a massive thank you to all my students and clients over the past year – you’re that essential ingredient that really makes Mayastar shine! With that, let’s crack open a deck and have a look at the week-ahead for the Mayastar collective! As always, take what resonates with you and leave the rest behind. These words are intended to uplift and inspire you on your spiritual path. I’ve chosen the Sun and Moon Tarot for today. Let’s explore… The dominant energy we can tap into this week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey and increasing happiness is reflected in the Queen of Pentacles. This is the energy of the heart, hearth, home & hospitality. Think comfort, security, luxury & contentment. For me, this card often reflects the healing potential of the home environment. The making of a home comes from all the little personal touches that turn a building into something altogether more sacred and cosy by adding meaning to the mundane. This energy is potent around the Christmas period when we’re sharing our homes with loved ones; making memories & magick. Reflecting on the blessings in your life and expressing gratitude for every golden moment will prosper your spirit today! The potential opposition we may experience energetically is reflected in the 2 of Pentacles. While this isn’t a negative card, the shadow side of it reminds us to stay present in the moment by resisting the tendency to multi-task. The problem with habitual multi-tasking is that you can spend all your time engaged in activities but never pause between tasks to ground yourself. If you neglect to acknowledge your progress, assimilate new knowledge, and consider your direction, you might be missing out in the long run. This time of year is often busy, but try to slow down a bit. Pace yourself by doing one thing at a time so you can stay more mindfully present. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week. These cards look at the shifting energies that will be expressed over the coming days. We will look for opportunities for healing and personal growth in the current energetic landscape. Monday 20th December 2021…3 of Wands…The Universe is responding to your wishes! Things are in motion for prosperity & progress. Align yourself with the blessings the Universe intends by cultivating optimism & expressing happiness at every opportunity. Gratitude for all the good things in life can turn them into great things! Tuesday 21st December 2021…Ace of Pentacles…The Universe brings bountiful blessings today. A sudden stream of good luck manifests change in the right direction. Spend time focusing on your goals & defining your resolutions. Getting real with your ambitions will turn your dreams into reality. And things will turn out better than you ever dared hope! Wednesday 22nd December 2021…Nine of Wands…The Universe reminds you that you have the wisdom of experience at your disposal. Let go of your insecurity & mute your self-doubt by reminding yourself of the life-skills you’ve developed through challenges you’ve faced before. If you take centre-stage in your life today, the Universe will applaud you! Thursday 23rd December 2021…Prince of Cups…Love in all its forms comes to the fore today. Love is the most powerful energy in the Universe. Allow the high energetic vibrations of love to manifest healing, hope & happiness in your life today. You are a blessed & beloved child of the Universe. Don’t you forget it! Friday 24th December 2021…Eight of Wands…A flurry of fortuitous happenings! The Universe delivers direct to your door, so keep your intuitive ears open for that cosmic doorbell! If you’ve been waiting for good news, good luck, or good cheer, your wait is over. Celebrate the splendour of a sudden shift in your favour today. Saturday 25th December 2021…2 of Cups…Potent healing comes through love & sharing today. Your connection to the Universe is expressed through your connection to loved ones. Be open to the sacred aspects of shared fun & friendship. The Universe offers opportunities for healing & spiritual nourishment disguised as a festivities & frivolity! Sunday 26th December 2021…Six of Wands…The Universe recognises your success today. Despite the challenges you face, you’ve exceeded your own expectations. Celebrate your accomplishments in your own way. Know that the Universe has your back & is right there with you as you take that lap of honour. The Universe whispers, “Well done! You’re amazing!” That concludes this week’s spiritual guidance tarot reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed your time here today. I wish you all a wonderful Winter Solstice and Yuletide. Whatever you’re doing this week, I hope you’ll find beauty, brilliance, and bountiful blessings! Come back soon for more mystical musings. 13th December 2021…Welcome to Maya Muses! Here in my cosy corner of the internet, I muse and meander around the energetic influences at play in the Universe for you. And update you on my work for Mayastar and Maya Magickal. This week, having finally sorted out all the preparations for the festive period, I’ve been getting things organised for the Winter Solstice Portal special magickal workings! The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive, Banishing & Blessing Intensive & Transformational Intensive offer opportunities for seasonally potent magickal workings for those preparing to make 2022 a prosperous, peaceful and progressive year! The Transformational Intensive is the most comprehensive magickal package I offer – and it’s enhanced by the seasonal and celestial energetic tides at this time of year. So I’m excited to work my best magick for you this year! The Winter Solstice Portal workings will start on the 19th December, so you still have time to purchase if any of these options resonate with you. And now, let’s get some insight into the opportunities the Universe is serving us over the coming week. This reading will look at the main energetic currents at play, as well as the opportunities for healing, growth, and greatness that are open to us. I’m drawing from the Star Tarot for today’s elucidations. Let’s explore… The dominant energies available for those who want to work with the spiritual forces that underpin and enrich our lives are reflected in the Ace of Cups. This is the energy of love, beauty, empathy, intuition & spirituality. It indicates a potent time for healing, and magick! This week presents opportunities to increase happiness through the highest light frequencies. If you’ve been feeling a bit frazzled or stressed, this is your cue to relax and give yourself some well- earned rest and recuperation. Love is the order of the week, and self-love is an important part of that equation. You can’t pour from an empty cup! And this week, if you choose to tap into the flow of fantastic frequencies from the Universe, you’ll be doing yourself a solid, and that will positively impact those around you. If you’re spiritually sensitive, this week you can expect your intuition to expand. Be open to the inspiration the Universe is sending you because anything is possible & wishes can come true! The next card looks at the potential opposition we may face this week. These are the energetic currents that could deny us the promises of the first card if we’re not aware of them. This week, these come in the form of The Emperor. When this card in shadow, we’re looking at the potential for tyranny! Are you micro-managing yourself? Do you have a tendency to get too involved with other peoples’ business? Has planning for the festive season left you feeling like holidays are a military operation? This card is reminding you to ease up a little bit. Be organised. Make plans and see them through. But don’t get caught up in the details. Leave a little wriggle room in your plans so you’ve got enough time to sit back and enjoy yourself too. If it all starts to feel a bit too stressful and important, put on your favourite music and dance the cortisol out of your system! Now we turn to the daily draws for the week-ahead. These cards express the shifting energies and illuminate ways we can tap into them for our betterment. Monday 13th December 2021…4 of Wands…A day for celebration & the sharing of joy! This card reminds you to enjoy the fruits of your labour today. If you’re connecting with friends or family, it will be a beautiful occasion! Let love inspire your spirit, and you’ll be counting your blessings by bedtime! Tuesday 14th December 2021…Temperance…Balance brings the blessings today. Make time for meditation & relaxation to keep yourself in a harmonious state. Over-doing it today may result in some bad decision-making. Go with the flow to ensure you leave enough space for the Universe to work its wonders. Wednesday 15th December 2021…The Wheel of Fortune…Surprise! Things are changing for the better. Reserves of luck, love and limitless opportunity are opening for you. Open your heart to inspiration because spiritual promptings will guide your direction today. You are loved & supported by the Universe in all your endeavours. Thursday 16th December 2021…4 of Pentacles…Keep your feet on the ground today. Guard yourself against drama by keeping to yourself. You don’t need to concern yourself with having opinions about other peoples’ opinions! Today your foundation is sacred & sure. You are protected by divine forces. Trust yourself. Friday 17th December 2021…8 of Pentacles…Today sees a tying up of loose ends. Check off the remaining items on your to-do list. Your self-discipline today will pay dividends tomorrow, so knuckle-down, use your skills & glory in the sense of accomplishment. The Universe recognises your dedication & lends you a hand. Saturday 18th December 2021…6 of Wands…Victory & satisfaction are your chapter headings for today. Things are moving in the right direction & your progress is recognised. Your success casts ripples across the Universe. Don’t hold back because your triumph inspires others. Reap the rewards of your recent efforts. Reflect on your accomplishments to enhance your motivation. Sunday 19th December 2021…King of Pentacles…Prosperous energy fills your home & your life. Enjoy the comfort & security that surrounds you. Your home is a sacred space where you find healing & recharge your spiritual batteries. Allow the Universe to share its blessings with you, through the magick of hearth & home. Everything you touch turns to gold today! This concludes our mystical meanderings through the ethereal energies of the week. I wish you tranquillity, transcendence & transformation in the coming days; and I hope for your happiness & health. The energies are optimal for the upcoming ritual events so I’m feeling excited already. Once workings are scheduled in the Temple Diary, the magickal shifts begin – even before the ritual’s even begun! So I’m already anticipating some radical and revolutionary shifts for those participating in this year's Winter Solstice Portal options. It’s going to be a spectacular season for sorcery! Come back soon for more mystical musings. X 6th December 2021…Welcome to my cosy corner of the internet! Here, I crack a deck every week to elucidate the current celestial energies at play, and look at ways we might harness them for the greater good. If you’re looking for spiritual guidance, something to think about, or inspiration on your healing journey, you’re in good hands! So, sit back, relax, enjoy a sip of chamomile tea, and let’s tune into the powers that be to see what’s coming up next. I’ve chosen a deck that’s brand new to me for today’s musings - so I’m a little giddy with anticipation! The Star Tarot may be the best presented mass-market deck I’ve ever purchased! The cards quality is amazing and has a smooth matt finish; they’re also slightly larger than a regular deck – which makes them excellent for magickal work, meditation or ritual. I was drawn to this deck for a long time before buying it so I’m actually familiar with many of the cards from my extensive googling! But nothing can compare to the magick of having them in my hands! They are undoubtedly a soul-deck for me. And this will be the first full reading I’ve done with them so I’m really looking forward to diving in today. Let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence available for us to tap into for the purpose of progressing the healing journey this week is reflected in the Ace of Wands. This card tells you that opportunities are coming your way. But they won’t come to anything if you don’t recognise them and seize the moment when you have the chance! Stay on your toes and be vigilant because the universe is presenting you with new paths to access your potential. If you take advantage of opportunities to channel your passion and creativity this week, you’ll be sowing the seeds of success for the future. And if you wonder how you’ll know where the right place to invest your energy is this week, you’ll know! You’ll be on fire for the things that will nourish your soul, so follow your fervour and you won’t go wrong. The card that represents the potential opposition to the promises of the first card this week is The Devil. The Devil doesn’t represent evil in the tarot; that’s a concept that comes from Christian mythology. But here, The Devil’s in shadow so we are looking at the negative aspects of the card. The Devil in shadow represents bad habits, addiction, and the ways that the ego can get tied up with our positive choices, corrupting them. The Devil can represent our fear and belief in our limitations that allow us to get tied up with self-defeating behaviours and toxic attitudes. Our weaknesses create challenges in our lives, but those areas of weakness also represent places we can give ourselves healing and generate growth if we’re prepared to face our shadows. If you feel the pull to “the devil you know” this week, take a pause, give yourself some time and self-care, and don’t make decisions while you’re feeling upset, emotional or vulnerable. And now we move to the daily draws for the week. These cards look at the shifting energies over the week, with special attention on those that will inspire the spirit to wholeness! Let’s continue our exploration… Monday 6th December 2021…The King of Cups…Your gift of empathy is powerful right now so it’s important to keep yourself grounded to maintain a healthy balance. Connect with those who share your dreams & inspire your hope. If you’ve been feeling detached, today’s the day to lead with the heart & feel your way forward. You’ve got this! Tuesday 7th December 2021…3 of Cups…Blessings abound! Today’s the day to celebrate your success, mark the occasion, & choreograph a new happy dance! Great things are happening for you & when you express gratitude for the things you have, more great things manifest. Today, the Universe is revelling in the realisation of your dreams. Wednesday 8th December 2021…10 of Cups…It doesn’t get better than this! Opportunities to progress your spiritual well- being are in the offing. Feel the connection with those that share your spiritual goals and now that you belong here. Love is the essence of life, and every opportunity to express it brings you closer to your wholeness today. Thursday 9th December 2021…The Chariot…This card is reminding you that you’re in the driving seat of your life. If you don’t like the destination you’re heading towards, you have the power to re-route. Switch on your spiritual GPS & get your bearings. Allow your heart to determine your direction. When you pursue the path of love, the Universe supports you at every step. Friday 10th December 2021…2 of Wands…An important choice needs to be made. If you’ve been procrastinating, today’s the day to commit yourself to a course of action. A well-made decision is a powerful piece of magick. Jump on board, set sail for your future, & the Universe will fly the flag of your victory! Saturday 11th December 2021…King of Wands…The King of Wands reminds you that there’s nothing you can’t do when you really set your mind to it! Reflect on your accomplishments today. Allow confidence to expand. Whatever comes, you know you’ll handle it. You’ve faced challenges & triumphed. You’ve exceeded your expectations. You’re amazing! Don’t forget it. Sunday 12th December 2021…The Hanged One…Be open to inspiration by shifting your vantage point. Changing the way you look at things leads to an increase in insight. Today’s a good day for some deep meditation, contemplation & reflection. Listen to your intuition because the Universe is whispering secrets and suggestions to you today! And that concludes our week-ahead spread with the Star Tarot. I hope our meanderings through the messages from the Universe have given you some encouragement. It’s been a pleasure as always, and I hope to welcome you back here again soon, for more mystical musings. PS. The Maya Magickal site has been updated with the Winter Solstice Portal magickal offerings! The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive will be enhanced by the Winter Solstice Portal & the Oak Moon. At this sacred time, the Oak King slays the Holly King to ensure the return of the sun. So it’s the perfect time for a new beginning and a clean slate! And for this cycle, you can purchase at the Winter Solstice Special Offer Price! If you would like to know more about the Killing Moon, please follow this link… Additionally, you can read about the Winter Solstice Portal Transformational Intensive option here. This option combines the Banishing & Blessing Intensive with the Killing Moon Cycle for a comprehensive magickal makeover to see you off to a flying start in the new solar year! If you use social media, you can receive my daily spiritual guidance posts to your newsfeed by following me at… www.facebook.com/annalouisemay.muse www.facebook.com/mayastaracademy www.twitter.com/mayastar www.annalouisemay.tumblr.com www.pinterest.com/alm_mayastar www.instagram.com/annalouisemay I wish you a magnificent week! May the stars align always in your favour. Come back soon for more mystical musings. X November 2021 Musings... October 2021 Musings... September 2021 Musings... August 2021 Musings... July 2021 Musings... June 2021 Musings... May 2021 Musings... April 2021 Musings... March 2021 Musings...