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Maya Muses - Daily Spiritual Guidance Messages for the Collective

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__________________________________ February 2022 Musings... 28th February 2022…Welcome to Maya Muses! Every week, I select a tarot deck from my extensive collection, and draw cards on behalf of the collective to elucidate the current energetic influences, & illuminate opportunities for those seeking to progress their spiritual growth and healing. These readings are intended to inspire & uplift you, so take what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. Today’s mystical musings are drawn from the Everyday Witch Tarot. Let’s explore… The dominant energy we can tap into for the purpose of pursuing our spiritual selves & aligning with authenticity & attraction, is reflected in the Page of Wands. This is a card of new beginnings, setting out on adventures & sometimes, getting a bit carried away with the excitement of it all! What ever’s new in your life, wherever your attention & passion is currently invested, this week promises support from the Universe in achieving your goals. But the Page isn’t an expert. He has all the enthusiasm, but may need to develop some skills. Do you need to learn something new to support your ambitions? Have you made the right preparations & plans? Your energy will take you a long way, but make sure you attend to the practicalities too. Your chances of success this week are looking promising! The next card looks at the potential opposition we may face in accessing the blessings of the first card. Today, this is the Death card. This doesn’t mean we may not achieve success because we might actually die! The Death card is about change & transformation. And in its shadowed position, it’s telling us that the thing that might block us from progressing this week could come from parts of the past that we need to move on from, but haven’t. This could be a limiting belief that inspires self-doubt or erodes your self-esteem. It could be a bad habit that distracts you from your intentions, & saps your energy. But the implication with the Death card, is that it’s something you’re ready to move on from but haven’t consciously released yet. If you feel you’re holding onto negative attachments of the past, the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive is a great energetic healer! Journalling may also help you to identify any problematic thought habits that are hindering your inspiration. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards look at the shifting celestial tides & energetic influences that are available to us over the coming days… Monday 28th February 2022…Six of Wands…The Universe recognises your progress & applauds your triumphs – no matter how small. Today, those around you may also acknowledge your brilliance. Take a bow! You’re doing so well! Don’t let it go to your head, but allow yourself to revel in your achievements & appreciate yourself. If others have helped you reach your goals, remember to thank them. Tuesday 1st March 2022…Six of Cups…Make some space for self-care today. It’s a day to blow off steam & release your anxiety. Your inner child needs to play so whatever you do, find the fun in it! The Universe reminds you not to take yourself too seriously. There’s a place & time for frivolity. And that place & time is here & now. Colour outside the lines! Wednesday 2nd March 2022…The Moon…Tap into your intuitive side to receive guidance & clarity today. Your intuition is your soul reaching out into the invisible realms & providing you with the inspiration & guidance to progress your spiritual journey. Today, honour your soul by listening carefully to its promptings. The Universe reminds you, you carry your treasure within. Thursday 3rd March 2022…Knight of Swords…You could be “in the zone” today, but take care not to overdo it! Mistakes may be made if you try to do things too quickly or do too many things at once. Keep your mind focused & you’ll achieve wonders today. The Universe supports your pursuit of your goals & reflects your wild energy. Keep on moving – you’re almost there! Friday 4th March 2022…Temperance…Take a deep breath & relax. Unwind your mind with a break in routine. Meditation, Energy Healing or Yoga could help you to find some balance & re-establish your equilibrium. The Universe reminds you that healing & relaxation are essential to your well-being. Today, taking a proper pause progresses your cause. Time allocated to doing nothing won’t be wasted. Saturday 5th March 2022…The World…Things are coming together beautifully. Appreciate how far you’ve come, but take the time to enjoy the present moment. Today offers opportunities to experience unity & joy. The Universe is patting you on the back, celebrating your success & reminding you of your eternal nature. Awaken this energy by affirming: “I embody the wholeness of my shining soul.” Sunday 6th March 2022…3 of Wands…Your hard work pays off today. Wherever you put your attention, the Universe supports you in realising your goals. And your diligence has been noted! Bring the beauty, bounty & beneficence to bear by maintaining your high ideals & keeping a positive attitude. Expressing gratitude for all you have allows boundless blessings to burgeon. Affirm: “Thank you!” 21st February 2022…It’s been a magickal time here at Mayastar this week. After losing Charlie, my senior Chihuahua last autumn, I was waiting for the time when a new pack member would join my happy home. And the magickal day arrived on the 14th February when “Alfie Bonbons” joined us! Alfie’s 7 months old – so he’s bringing a bit of chaos with him just now! But he’s already made friends with the rest of the pack & his training’s going really well considering he’s only been here a week. He’s also demonstrated a love for music and dance – so I think he’ll be really happy here! I believe all animals have an affinity for magick & and the spiritual planes, but for me, Chihuahuas are in a league of their own. The ancient Aztecs & Toltecs believed Chis were mystical dogs & that they had the power to bring healing. I really believe that. I consider my fur- babies the “love batteries” of the home. They get charged up with cuddles & kisses, then run around in all the corners to ensure an even distribution of good vibes. And they help me out in the temple sometimes too! Gold coloured Chis were considered to be spiritual guides that were able to lead the soul to its right place after death. Montezuma had a pack of 100 golden Chis that he took into battle with him in case the worst should happen. I definitely still feel Charlie around since he crossed the rainbow bridge & I bet he’s reaching out to Alfie to impart some of his pack-wisdom as I write. In other news…some recent updates to the Mayastar site: I’ve finally updated the Reviews & Testimonials page. It was originally set up with reviews people emailed to me, but later, I “switched” to reviews on Linkedin & Facebook. So, I’ve finally copied across the Linkedin & Facebook reviews so everything’s in one place. Check it out here… Additionally, the Special Offers for this week are the Pleiadian Orb of Resonance & the Celestial Encodings 1-9, both of which were channelled by me through the light-beings that originate trans-dimensionally in the location of Alcyone: the principal star of the Pleiadian system. Pleiadians have a strong connection to us because on the 21st Dec 2012, Alcyone, the primary star of the Pleiadian system, entered a dark area of the Milky Way called “The Tree” along with our sun. When this convergence happened, opportunities for accelerated spiritual growth & deeper connection to the Star People (another name for Pleiadians) were initiated. This transition was the beginning of a New Age: The Age of Aquarius. As more people wake up to their spiritual nature, explore energy work & healing & find their connection to the celestial tides that move & inspire us, the earth and humanity as a whole ascend in consciousness. This accelerated path of planetary ascension can be a joyful experience for those who consciously choose to align with the spiritual evolution of the Universe, by pursuing their own evolution. If you’re interested to learn more about the Pleiadians, this new article may interest you: Pleiadian Light-Beings: History, Healing & Lightwork. And with all the updates out of the way, let’s turn to the cards to elucidate the energies at play over the coming week. I’ve chosen the Tarot of the Little Prince today…let’s explore… The dominant energy we can tap into this week for the purpose of progressing the healing journey & supporting our spiritual growth is represented by The Wheel. This card indicates a change in fortune & in conjunction with the other cards in the reading suggests an upswing in happiness & contentment. Great things can happen when you align with the possibility that great things can happen. Keep your options open by optimising your optimism & hustling your hope. Things can’t change for the better if you don’t believe they can! Sometimes our thoughts reinforce our limitations without us noticing. This week, try to be mindful of negative self- talk & don’t invest your energy into ideas, beliefs or activities that shut you down, quash your inspiration or diminish your shine. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do this week! The second card reflects the potential opposition we might face this week on an energetic level. This week’s opposition card is the 10 of Swords. This is the card of not letting go of what no longer serves you. It’s the card of persisting with something that’s causing you harm. Sometimes, leaving the past behind feels like a compromise. It seems like everything would work out if you could just change your attitude, change your wardrobe, or change your partner. But sometimes that thinking breeds toxic hope that blocks you from pursuing progress & manifesting the life you truly deserve. If there’s some area of your life, some negative habit or toxic relationship that’s blocking you from being your authentic & magickal self, this could be the week to cut your losses & take a big step forward. And now we turn to the cards for each day. These cards will detail the shifting celestial tides that we’ll be navigating over the coming days. As always, take what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. Monday 21st February 2022…6 of Pentacles…Abundance surrounds you & reflects past successes. You have enough glittery goodness in your life to make you sparkle & bring a glow to those around you. The Universe reminds you that energy exchange makes the world go round. Don’t over give, but seek to share your gifts others today & blessings will abound. Tuesday 22nd February 2022…5 of Swords…Things could get complicated if you speak in anger today. Be careful with your words & ask questions to avoid misunderstandings with others. Conflict can be avoided with mindful communication. The Universe reminds you that focusing on problems manifests more problems. Stay out of the drama & align with peace to stay centred. You got this! Wednesday 23rd February 2022…Ace of Wands…Whatever your plan for today, give it your best shot! The odds are in your favour & you’re in the driving seat of your life. You carry a reservoir of potent creative force within you & today brings opportunities to unleash your passion. The Universe reminds you that a new idea can transform your life in a moment. Thursday 24th February 2022…2 of Cups…Today brings energies that support your healing journey. You’re in a deeply loving relationship with the Universe. Nourish your soul in meditation to feel your connection with the divine. The Universe reminds you that healing requires love & comes from inside you. Speak to yourself kindly & support the sacred soul within. Friday 25th February 2022…Judgement…A new level of clarity is achieved when you release the past & prepare to step into the majesty of a new day. The sun rises on opportunities to progress the Journey of Love that is your life. The Universe reminds you that change is inevitable, but growth is optional. Your consciousness is evolving. Awaken! Align! Ascend! Saturday 26th February 2022…The Lovers…Divine Love flows through the heart centre to find expression in your life today. Love weaves powerful threads of light to connect you to all. The Universe reminds you that you are loved. Your heart will lead you to happiness. Listen to it. Align with the healing power of love by affirming: “When my heart sings, my soul smiles” Sunday 27th February 2022…Page of Pentacles…Today’s energetic tides shift in favour of prosperity & progress. Make your plans & reframe your to-do list. If you’ve been procrastinating, today you can find your focus & make things happen! The Universe reminds you that a good plan is half the battle won. The Universe removes obstacles from your path when you determine your destination. 14th February 2022…Welcome to Maya Muses! Every week, I select a deck from my extensive Tarot collection, & consult with the Universe on behalf of the Collective. My readings provide guidance & inspiration for every day of the week. These messages are intended to support & encourage those on a healing or spiritual development path. I also keep you up to date with changes, updates & new offers for Mayastar Academy & Maya Magickal Spells; and keep you up to date with what I’m doing too! Things got off to a flying start for me this year. I always set myself a number of tasks for the year – things that need doing but aren’t urgent such as painting the hall, replacing the fence & updating the Valkyrie rituals I’ll be working with this year. And, I’m pleased to say, I’ve completed all but two of the tasks for the year within the 6 weeks of the year! That’s a good feeling. I look forward to coasting a little bit & focusing on my poetry projects, ritual writing & tarot magick! Last year I had very few items on the to-do list for the year, but some of them (like redeveloping the Mayastar, Maya Magickal & Maya Muses websites) were tasks that would take months, even with time allocated to them every day! I love all aspects of my work – but that was definitely one of the more challenging things I’ve done. I could put in some really intensive focus & dedicate my time diligently, but it took so long to see any progress. But perhaps it was a valuable lesson. Something really important in magick is not getting caught up focusing on the outcome, & redeveloping the websites felt a bit like that! However, it was worth all the hard work in the end! For 2022 I’ve also adjusted my morning meditation schedule. I used to meditate first thing, but this year, I changed that to an “after-breakfast” meditation routine. And I’m taking my morning meditation outside so I can spend time with my tree. He’s an oak and is developing quite a joyful personality as he grows. I like to connect deeply with the trees in my garden so that whenever I’m performing home-magick, my garden is also covered! So far, daily outdoor meditation has been beautiful & spiritually nourishing. I’m thinking of getting an insulated cup and taking my bulletproof coffee out with me so I can watch the sun come up. I’ve felt drawn to work with different energy healing modalities during my morning practice too. In particular, the Solar Goddess Radiance energy & some of the animal energies from Lightworker Animal Empowerments. If you follow my social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, Linkedin, Tumblr or Pinterest you’ll have seen my energy work reflected in my artwork. In recent artistic transmutations you’ll have seen the fox, swan & butterfly! And with that potent connection to animal energies in the mix, I was drawn to the White Sage Tarot for today’s reading. Let’s explore… The dominant energy influencing us over the coming week, that we can tap into for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & aligning with our authenticity, is reflected in the 6 of Pentacles. This is the card of prosperity & plenty. It’s presence reminds you that you have all that you need in a practical sense. If you have water to drink, clothes to wear & food to eat, half the battle is won. 1 in 3 people globally don’t have access to safe drinking water. But if you’ve always had it, sometimes you forget to appreciate it. Focusing on the blessings already present in your life can help you to connect with new possibilities. When your mind is looking at solutions, it stops inappropriately focusing on problems & generating so much anxiety & speculation about the future. That’s not to say problems vanish, but it does make it possible to see some problems as challenges or opportunities. And this week, you’re in a good position! The next card looks at the potential opposition we may face in harnessing the promises of the first card. Today, this is represented by the 5 of Swords. This card indicates the greatest threat to success we face this week comes in the form of our mental attitudes. Inner conflict, worry or anxiety can create blocks to seeing new opportunities. The thoughts we feed keep growing. Sometimes, the best way to stop the cycle of negative thinking is to spend time in meditation so that you learn to identify your thoughts as separate from your essential nature & stop reinforcing them so much! Another way can be to identify a negative thought, and reframe it. For example, a thought like “I don’t know what will happen in life so I can’t prepare myself for it” might become “I don’t know what will happen in life. It could be terrible. It could be amazing. It’s most likely going to be a mixed bag. But I can prepare myself by learning to control my thoughts. A daily meditation habit will bring me closer to that goal.” And now we turn to the daily draws for the week ahead… Monday 14th February 2022…Queen of Wands…Your passion is powerful & makes things happen today. Allow yourself to be drawn to what inspires your excitement & joy. Channelling your energy into what you truly love aligns you with the true love of the Universe. A whirlwind romance with the source of your divinity makes magick happen. Tuesday 15th February 2022…Knight of Pentacles…You hold the power to heal yourself today. Connect with the natural world during your meditation to appreciate your place in the great unfolding. Slow down & breathe deeply. Show yourself kindness. Allow yourself space to relax. The Universe provides you with a solid foundation. You are safe, secure & sacred. Wednesday 16th February 2022…2 of Swords…It’s time to make a choice. Trying to keep all your options open might be blocking you from important progress. If your thoughts have reached an impasse, inquire of your heart for some direction. The Universe unveils new opportunities with inspirational intuitions. A well-made decision manifests miracles today. Thursday 17th February 2022…3 of Wands…Your ship is coming in! Keep yourself in alignment with your goals & ambitions by visualising positive & progressive changes. The Universe blesses you with bounteous & beautiful benefits today. Focusing on what you truly desire lifts you out of limiting thoughts & inspires your soul to new levels of greatness! Friday 18th February 2022…Queen of Swords…You are endowed with the wisdom of your sacred soul. Your ancestors support you through all trials. You’ve been through dark times & emerged with greater strength & purpose. The Universe reminds you that when hardship increases your kindness, you become a living example of how the Light triumphs. Saturday 19th February 2022…King of Pentacles…You are a divine child of the Universe. The divine spark within you connects you with the world & your soul sings songs of the stars. Appreciate the abundance & blessings that surround you. Pronounce your spiritual wealth by affirming: “My soul prospers & my life aligns with its majesty” Sunday 20th February 2022…10 of Pentacles…Your success in all material endeavours is assured! Everything is falling into place like it’s part of the divine plan – because it is! The Universe blesses your life with demonstrations of abundance. Count your blessings to nourish your soul & inspire your heart. Smile & the Universe smiles with you today. 7th February 2022…I’m enjoying a luxurious & relaxing lull in activity after a few nights of intense magickal activity! This week’s spell-casting extravaganza rounded off beautifully with a Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick ritual and it’s one of my favourites to work. Connecting with the Goddess is always a sacred time; but some archetypes resonate more strongly with us at different times in our lives. And for me, Melusine has been a close companion & powerful ally in recent years. This year, I’m planning to work more closely with Hel & with Valkyrie energy in my personal ritual & magickal work - but l will definitely be scheduling regular rituals with Melusine too. I went into 2022 not sure what direction spirit would be leading me, but during January things really crystallised and I’m feeling inspired & excited about this year! And now, let’s turn to the tarot and see what’s on the cards for the coming week. Today’s musings are inspired by The Spiral Tarot. Let’s explore… The dominant energetic influences available to us for progressing the healing journey over the coming week, are reflected in the King of Swords. Your wisdom and courage come to the fore this week. If your mind is racing or you feel anxious, spend some time in meditation to calm things down. Be careful in exchanges with others because your words carry weight. Slowing things down enough to be considered in your words will avoid misunderstandings & conflict. This card encourages creativity through writing or singing. Writing poetry or learning a new song may inspire your to new wisdom & inspiration. This is the week to keep a pen & paper handy so you can jot down those ideas for future exploration. There’s magick in the air! The opposing energetic influences that are most likely to upset our efforts over the coming week, are reflected in the Princess of Pentacles. This is by no means a negative card, but in this position, we’re looking at the shadow aspect this archetype. This card warns you to take care not to stick your nose into other peoples’ business this week – and in conjunction with the first card, this may be a warning not to give unsolicited advice! In a shadow position, this card can represent assumptions & judgements being made without due consideration & without access to the bigger picture. And now we turn to the card of the day readings for the next 7 days… Monday 7th February 2022…Seven of Pentacles…Sometimes you have to sit back & allow the Universe to do its work in your life. Allowing space for the Universe to add its magick to the mix will open the way for deeper healing, greater joy & bigger blessings today. Appreciate your progress. You’re doing amazingly well! Tuesday 8th February 2022…Seven of Wands…Challenges & trials of the past have armed you with strength & adaptability. Remind yourself of how far you’ve come to inspire your self-confidence today. The Universe reminds you that you are the authority in your life & you’ve never been better equipped for the role than you are today! Wednesday 9th February 2022…The Emperor…Devise strategies for success & growth. When this archetype is awakened you have the power to make things happen! Whatever your goals or ambitions, today promises progress for the practical planner! The Universe reminds you that good planning bring your dreams closer to reality. You’re in the driving seat of your life today. Thursday 10th February 2022…2 of Pentacles…Finding & maintaining balance can be a challenge but today, you’re in flow! Tempering periods of high focus with time for relaxation will help you avoid burnout. The Universe reminds you that adaptability is strength. Leave space to experience satisfaction between the items you check off your to-do list today. Friday 11th February 2022…The Hermit…Spending time alone nourishes your spirit today. You can find healing by disconnecting yourself & exploring within. Meditation & energy healing offer you a space for spiritual retreat that will inspire your soul. The Universe supports you in your solitude & silence. Your foundation is strong & the light of love shines within you. Saturday 12th February 2022…3 of Cups…Choreograph a new happy dance because today promises plenty to celebrate! Appreciate the Universe’s demonstrations of prosperity in your life by counting your blessings. Share your joy with others to inspire them to recognise the bountiful benevolence of the Universe & soon you’ll have even more to dance about! Sunday 13th February 2022…The Hanged Man… Changing the way you look at things opens new opportunities. Today, suspending your judgement leaves room for the Universe to manifest magick. Quantum physics tells us that the act of observation changes the nature of things. Today, try closing your eyes for a while & life’s true magnificence will be revealed! 31st January 2022…Welcome to Maya Muses, and to a new Week-Ahead Spiritual Guidance Tarot Reading for the Collective. I’ve been working with the goddess, Hel recently and her influence is reflected in the deck I chose for today’s musings. This is the Beautiful Creatures Tarot, featuring the exquisite artwork of Jasmine Becket-Griffith. So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration to help you shape the coming week into something that will bring you closer to your authentic soul, spend a little time with me today, and reflect on these words… The dominant energy we can tap into over the coming week for the purpose of progressing the healing journey is reflected in the Queen of Cups. This card carries the keyword “Intuition”, and reminds you to open your heart to receive the guidance & spiritual encouragement of the Universe this week. There are important messages in the ethers, but to receive them, you need to create enough space & silence to tune in. Spend extra time in meditation this week. Perhaps meditate near water to allow the elemental forces to take you deeper into your reverie. Look for repeating symbols that come to you in your daily life as well as in dreams. These may provide important clues in interpreting the messages of the Universe. The Queen of Cups often represents the goddess Quan Yin for me, and this week’s special offer course is Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing so this energetic current is very intense right now. This is a wonderful energy to work with for all kinds of healing, but it’s excellent for processing difficult emotions & finding comfort even during periods of emotional upset or spiritual conflict. If dysregulated emotions are blocking you from hearing your intuition, connecting with Quan Yin during your meditations could help you reinstate your inner peace. This article about Quan Yin offers some ideas to reflect on & discusses aspects of the Great Mother Goddess that support our healing & spiritual development. The potential opposition we may face this week is reflected in the Strength card. This is in no way a negative card, but in this position it’s reflecting the shadow aspect of the archetype. In its positive aspect, this card reflects a new kind of strength: A way to harness our power without force. Demonstrating our strength through kindness, compassion & submission often begins when we extend love to ourselves in order to begin our healing journey. In its negative aspect today, this card warns us that old ideas of what strength is may block us from manifesting the healing potential of the Universe in our lives. If you’re caught up in trying to prove yourself, you might miss something important. Step back from your life during meditation to bring some authenticity & grounding into the mix. And now we turn to the daily card pulls for the week! Let’s explore… Monday 31st January 2022…2 of Cups…Every day is an opportunity to commune with the Universe. Progress your healing path by showing yourself kindness & compassion today. Open your heart to receive essential inspiration on your path. Your relationship with the Universe is reflected in your relationship with yourself & those you love. You belong here! Tuesday 1st February 2022…Queen of Wands…Whatever you turn your hand to becomes an opportunity for success today. Fortune favours the feisty & today, you’re on fire! The Universe encourages you to express your passion by focusing your intentions & channelling your energy into creative pursuits. Where your attention goes, magick flows! Wednesday 2nd February 2022…4 of Wands…Stability is found in unity. Find your centre by spending time in nature. The trees breathe in the air you breathe out & provide you with oxygen. The earth nourishes your body through the food you eat. The Universe supports you in endless, enlivening & enchanting ways today! Thursday 3rd February 2022…Queen of Pentacles…The richness & abundance of the Universe finds full expression in your life today. If you’re starting a new project, all the signs are favourable. Tune into the bountiful flow of blessings by believing in yourself just a little bit more than you did yesterday. You’re amazing & you can do this! Friday 4th February 2022…6 of Cups…Magickal memories inspire majestic musings today. Create enough space for the inner-child to play & find greater authenticity in your life by getting serious about having fun! When you smile, the world smiles with you. When you dance, the Universe falls in love with your free-spirit. Celebrate yourself today. Saturday 5th February 2022…Knight of Cups…The world is filled with poetry & pleasure for those with the courage to connect empathically with it. The Universe reveals the magnificence of your soul through all heart-centred connections. The giving & receiving of love is the sacred ritual by which we know ourselves. Share the love today. Sunday 6th February 2022…8 of Cups…The Universe invites you to explore new possibilities by leaving behind what no longer serves you. Today’s the day to set aside the past in order to consider the future. What seems like an ending in the dark of the night, becomes a new beginning in the morning. You can start again now if you choose. _____________________________________ 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 January 2022 Musings... December 2021 Musings... 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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Inspiration to enhance your healing journey

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__________________________________ February 2022 Musings... 28th February 2022…Welcome to Maya Muses! Every week, I select a tarot deck from my extensive collection, and draw cards on behalf of the collective to elucidate the current energetic influences, & illuminate opportunities for those seeking to progress their spiritual growth and healing. These readings are intended to inspire & uplift you, so take what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. Today’s mystical musings are drawn from the Everyday Witch Tarot. Let’s explore… The dominant energy we can tap into for the purpose of pursuing our spiritual selves & aligning with authenticity & attraction, is reflected in the Page of Wands. This is a card of new beginnings, setting out on adventures & sometimes, getting a bit carried away with the excitement of it all! What ever’s new in your life, wherever your attention & passion is currently invested, this week promises support from the Universe in achieving your goals. But the Page isn’t an expert. He has all the enthusiasm, but may need to develop some skills. Do you need to learn something new to support your ambitions? Have you made the right preparations & plans? Your energy will take you a long way, but make sure you attend to the practicalities too. Your chances of success this week are looking promising! The next card looks at the potential opposition we may face in accessing the blessings of the first card. Today, this is the Death card. This doesn’t mean we may not achieve success because we might actually die! The Death card is about change & transformation. And in its shadowed position, it’s telling us that the thing that might block us from progressing this week could come from parts of the past that we need to move on from, but haven’t. This could be a limiting belief that inspires self- doubt or erodes your self-esteem. It could be a bad habit that distracts you from your intentions, & saps your energy. But the implication with the Death card, is that it’s something you’re ready to move on from but haven’t consciously released yet. If you feel you’re holding onto negative attachments of the past, the Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30-Day Ritual Intensive is a great energetic healer! Journalling may also help you to identify any problematic thought habits that are hindering your inspiration. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards look at the shifting celestial tides & energetic influences that are available to us over the coming days… Monday 28th February 2022…Six of Wands…The Universe recognises your progress & applauds your triumphs – no matter how small. Today, those around you may also acknowledge your brilliance. Take a bow! You’re doing so well! Don’t let it go to your head, but allow yourself to revel in your achievements & appreciate yourself. If others have helped you reach your goals, remember to thank them. Tuesday 1st March 2022…Six of Cups…Make some space for self-care today. It’s a day to blow off steam & release your anxiety. Your inner child needs to play so whatever you do, find the fun in it! The Universe reminds you not to take yourself too seriously. There’s a place & time for frivolity. And that place & time is here & now. Colour outside the lines! Wednesday 2nd March 2022…The Moon…Tap into your intuitive side to receive guidance & clarity today. Your intuition is your soul reaching out into the invisible realms & providing you with the inspiration & guidance to progress your spiritual journey. Today, honour your soul by listening carefully to its promptings. The Universe reminds you, you carry your treasure within. Thursday 3rd March 2022…Knight of Swords…You could be “in the zone” today, but take care not to overdo it! Mistakes may be made if you try to do things too quickly or do too many things at once. Keep your mind focused & you’ll achieve wonders today. The Universe supports your pursuit of your goals & reflects your wild energy. Keep on moving – you’re almost there! Friday 4th March 2022…Temperance…Take a deep breath & relax. Unwind your mind with a break in routine. Meditation, Energy Healing or Yoga could help you to find some balance & re-establish your equilibrium. The Universe reminds you that healing & relaxation are essential to your well-being. Today, taking a proper pause progresses your cause. Time allocated to doing nothing won’t be wasted. Saturday 5th March 2022…The World…Things are coming together beautifully. Appreciate how far you’ve come, but take the time to enjoy the present moment. Today offers opportunities to experience unity & joy. The Universe is patting you on the back, celebrating your success & reminding you of your eternal nature. Awaken this energy by affirming: “I embody the wholeness of my shining soul.” Sunday 6th March 2022…3 of Wands…Your hard work pays off today. Wherever you put your attention, the Universe supports you in realising your goals. And your diligence has been noted! Bring the beauty, bounty & beneficence to bear by maintaining your high ideals & keeping a positive attitude. Expressing gratitude for all you have allows boundless blessings to burgeon. Affirm: “Thank you!” 21st February 2022…It’s been a magickal time here at Mayastar this week. After losing Charlie, my senior Chihuahua last autumn, I was waiting for the time when a new pack member would join my happy home. And the magickal day arrived on the 14th February when “Alfie Bonbons” joined us! Alfie’s 7 months old – so he’s bringing a bit of chaos with him just now! But he’s already made friends with the rest of the pack & his training’s going really well considering he’s only been here a week. He’s also demonstrated a love for music and dance – so I think he’ll be really happy here! I believe all animals have an affinity for magick & and the spiritual planes, but for me, Chihuahuas are in a league of their own. The ancient Aztecs & Toltecs believed Chis were mystical dogs & that they had the power to bring healing. I really believe that. I consider my fur-babies the “love batteries” of the home. They get charged up with cuddles & kisses, then run around in all the corners to ensure an even distribution of good vibes. And they help me out in the temple sometimes too! Gold coloured Chis were considered to be spiritual guides that were able to lead the soul to its right place after death. Montezuma had a pack of 100 golden Chis that he took into battle with him in case the worst should happen. I definitely still feel Charlie around since he crossed the rainbow bridge & I bet he’s reaching out to Alfie to impart some of his pack-wisdom as I write. In other news…some recent updates to the Mayastar site: I’ve finally updated the Reviews & Testimonials page. It was originally set up with reviews people emailed to me, but later, I “switched” to reviews on Linkedin & Facebook. So, I’ve finally copied across the Linkedin & Facebook reviews so everything’s in one place. Check it out here… Additionally, the Special Offers for this week are the Pleiadian Orb of Resonance & the Celestial Encodings 1-9, both of which were channelled by me through the light-beings that originate trans-dimensionally in the location of Alcyone: the principal star of the Pleiadian system. Pleiadians have a strong connection to us because on the 21st Dec 2012, Alcyone, the primary star of the Pleiadian system, entered a dark area of the Milky Way called “The Tree” along with our sun. When this convergence happened, opportunities for accelerated spiritual growth & deeper connection to the Star People (another name for Pleiadians) were initiated. This transition was the beginning of a New Age: The Age of Aquarius. As more people wake up to their spiritual nature, explore energy work & healing & find their connection to the celestial tides that move & inspire us, the earth and humanity as a whole ascend in consciousness. This accelerated path of planetary ascension can be a joyful experience for those who consciously choose to align with the spiritual evolution of the Universe, by pursuing their own evolution. If you’re interested to learn more about the Pleiadians, this new article may interest you: Pleiadian Light-Beings: History, Healing & Lightwork. And with all the updates out of the way, let’s turn to the cards to elucidate the energies at play over the coming week. I’ve chosen the Tarot of the Little Prince today…let’s explore… The dominant energy we can tap into this week for the purpose of progressing the healing journey & supporting our spiritual growth is represented by The Wheel. This card indicates a change in fortune & in conjunction with the other cards in the reading suggests an upswing in happiness & contentment. Great things can happen when you align with the possibility that great things can happen. Keep your options open by optimising your optimism & hustling your hope. Things can’t change for the better if you don’t believe they can! Sometimes our thoughts reinforce our limitations without us noticing. This week, try to be mindful of negative self-talk & don’t invest your energy into ideas, beliefs or activities that shut you down, quash your inspiration or diminish your shine. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do this week! The second card reflects the potential opposition we might face this week on an energetic level. This week’s opposition card is the 10 of Swords. This is the card of not letting go of what no longer serves you. It’s the card of persisting with something that’s causing you harm. Sometimes, leaving the past behind feels like a compromise. It seems like everything would work out if you could just change your attitude, change your wardrobe, or change your partner. But sometimes that thinking breeds toxic hope that blocks you from pursuing progress & manifesting the life you truly deserve. If there’s some area of your life, some negative habit or toxic relationship that’s blocking you from being your authentic & magickal self, this could be the week to cut your losses & take a big step forward. And now we turn to the cards for each day. These cards will detail the shifting celestial tides that we’ll be navigating over the coming days. As always, take what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. Monday 21st February 2022…6 of Pentacles…Abundance surrounds you & reflects past successes. You have enough glittery goodness in your life to make you sparkle & bring a glow to those around you. The Universe reminds you that energy exchange makes the world go round. Don’t over give, but seek to share your gifts others today & blessings will abound. Tuesday 22nd February 2022…5 of Swords…Things could get complicated if you speak in anger today. Be careful with your words & ask questions to avoid misunderstandings with others. Conflict can be avoided with mindful communication. The Universe reminds you that focusing on problems manifests more problems. Stay out of the drama & align with peace to stay centred. You got this! Wednesday 23rd February 2022…Ace of Wands…Whatever your plan for today, give it your best shot! The odds are in your favour & you’re in the driving seat of your life. You carry a reservoir of potent creative force within you & today brings opportunities to unleash your passion. The Universe reminds you that a new idea can transform your life in a moment. Thursday 24th February 2022…2 of Cups…Today brings energies that support your healing journey. You’re in a deeply loving relationship with the Universe. Nourish your soul in meditation to feel your connection with the divine. The Universe reminds you that healing requires love & comes from inside you. Speak to yourself kindly & support the sacred soul within. Friday 25th February 2022…Judgement…A new level of clarity is achieved when you release the past & prepare to step into the majesty of a new day. The sun rises on opportunities to progress the Journey of Love that is your life. The Universe reminds you that change is inevitable, but growth is optional. Your consciousness is evolving. Awaken! Align! Ascend! Saturday 26th February 2022…The Lovers…Divine Love flows through the heart centre to find expression in your life today. Love weaves powerful threads of light to connect you to all. The Universe reminds you that you are loved. Your heart will lead you to happiness. Listen to it. Align with the healing power of love by affirming: “When my heart sings, my soul smiles” Sunday 27th February 2022…Page of Pentacles…Today’s energetic tides shift in favour of prosperity & progress. Make your plans & reframe your to-do list. If you’ve been procrastinating, today you can find your focus & make things happen! The Universe reminds you that a good plan is half the battle won. The Universe removes obstacles from your path when you determine your destination. 14th February 2022…Welcome to Maya Muses! Every week, I select a deck from my extensive Tarot collection, & consult with the Universe on behalf of the Collective. My readings provide guidance & inspiration for every day of the week. These messages are intended to support & encourage those on a healing or spiritual development path. I also keep you up to date with changes, updates & new offers for Mayastar Academy & Maya Magickal Spells; and keep you up to date with what I’m doing too! Things got off to a flying start for me this year. I always set myself a number of tasks for the year – things that need doing but aren’t urgent such as painting the hall, replacing the fence & updating the Valkyrie rituals I’ll be working with this year. And, I’m pleased to say, I’ve completed all but two of the tasks for the year within the 6 weeks of the year! That’s a good feeling. I look forward to coasting a little bit & focusing on my poetry projects, ritual writing & tarot magick! Last year I had very few items on the to-do list for the year, but some of them (like redeveloping the Mayastar, Maya Magickal & Maya Muses websites) were tasks that would take months, even with time allocated to them every day! I love all aspects of my work – but that was definitely one of the more challenging things I’ve done. I could put in some really intensive focus & dedicate my time diligently, but it took so long to see any progress. But perhaps it was a valuable lesson. Something really important in magick is not getting caught up focusing on the outcome, & redeveloping the websites felt a bit like that! However, it was worth all the hard work in the end! For 2022 I’ve also adjusted my morning meditation schedule. I used to meditate first thing, but this year, I changed that to an “after-breakfast” meditation routine. And I’m taking my morning meditation outside so I can spend time with my tree. He’s an oak and is developing quite a joyful personality as he grows. I like to connect deeply with the trees in my garden so that whenever I’m performing home-magick, my garden is also covered! So far, daily outdoor meditation has been beautiful & spiritually nourishing. I’m thinking of getting an insulated cup and taking my bulletproof coffee out with me so I can watch the sun come up. I’ve felt drawn to work with different energy healing modalities during my morning practice too. In particular, the Solar Goddess Radiance energy & some of the animal energies from Lightworker Animal Empowerments. If you follow my social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, Linkedin, Tumblr or Pinterest you’ll have seen my energy work reflected in my artwork. In recent artistic transmutations you’ll have seen the fox, swan & butterfly! And with that potent connection to animal energies in the mix, I was drawn to the White Sage Tarot for today’s reading. Let’s explore… The dominant energy influencing us over the coming week, that we can tap into for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & aligning with our authenticity, is reflected in the 6 of Pentacles. This is the card of prosperity & plenty. It’s presence reminds you that you have all that you need in a practical sense. If you have water to drink, clothes to wear & food to eat, half the battle is won. 1 in 3 people globally don’t have access to safe drinking water. But if you’ve always had it, sometimes you forget to appreciate it. Focusing on the blessings already present in your life can help you to connect with new possibilities. When your mind is looking at solutions, it stops inappropriately focusing on problems & generating so much anxiety & speculation about the future. That’s not to say problems vanish, but it does make it possible to see some problems as challenges or opportunities. And this week, you’re in a good position! The next card looks at the potential opposition we may face in harnessing the promises of the first card. Today, this is represented by the 5 of Swords. This card indicates the greatest threat to success we face this week comes in the form of our mental attitudes. Inner conflict, worry or anxiety can create blocks to seeing new opportunities. The thoughts we feed keep growing. Sometimes, the best way to stop the cycle of negative thinking is to spend time in meditation so that you learn to identify your thoughts as separate from your essential nature & stop reinforcing them so much! Another way can be to identify a negative thought, and reframe it. For example, a thought like “I don’t know what will happen in life so I can’t prepare myself for it” might become “I don’t know what will happen in life. It could be terrible. It could be amazing. It’s most likely going to be a mixed bag. But I can prepare myself by learning to control my thoughts. A daily meditation habit will bring me closer to that goal.” And now we turn to the daily draws for the week ahead… Monday 14th February 2022…Queen of Wands…Your passion is powerful & makes things happen today. Allow yourself to be drawn to what inspires your excitement & joy. Channelling your energy into what you truly love aligns you with the true love of the Universe. A whirlwind romance with the source of your divinity makes magick happen. Tuesday 15th February 2022…Knight of Pentacles…You hold the power to heal yourself today. Connect with the natural world during your meditation to appreciate your place in the great unfolding. Slow down & breathe deeply. Show yourself kindness. Allow yourself space to relax. The Universe provides you with a solid foundation. You are safe, secure & sacred. Wednesday 16th February 2022…2 of Swords…It’s time to make a choice. Trying to keep all your options open might be blocking you from important progress. If your thoughts have reached an impasse, inquire of your heart for some direction. The Universe unveils new opportunities with inspirational intuitions. A well-made decision manifests miracles today. Thursday 17th February 2022…3 of Wands…Your ship is coming in! Keep yourself in alignment with your goals & ambitions by visualising positive & progressive changes. The Universe blesses you with bounteous & beautiful benefits today. Focusing on what you truly desire lifts you out of limiting thoughts & inspires your soul to new levels of greatness! Friday 18th February 2022…Queen of Swords…You are endowed with the wisdom of your sacred soul. Your ancestors support you through all trials. You’ve been through dark times & emerged with greater strength & purpose. The Universe reminds you that when hardship increases your kindness, you become a living example of how the Light triumphs. Saturday 19th February 2022…King of Pentacles…You are a divine child of the Universe. The divine spark within you connects you with the world & your soul sings songs of the stars. Appreciate the abundance & blessings that surround you. Pronounce your spiritual wealth by affirming: “My soul prospers & my life aligns with its majesty” Sunday 20th February 2022…10 of Pentacles…Your success in all material endeavours is assured! Everything is falling into place like it’s part of the divine plan – because it is! The Universe blesses your life with demonstrations of abundance. Count your blessings to nourish your soul & inspire your heart. Smile & the Universe smiles with you today. 7th February 2022…I’m enjoying a luxurious & relaxing lull in activity after a few nights of intense magickal activity! This week’s spell-casting extravaganza rounded off beautifully with a Melusine Dance of Mystery & Magick ritual and it’s one of my favourites to work. Connecting with the Goddess is always a sacred time; but some archetypes resonate more strongly with us at different times in our lives. And for me, Melusine has been a close companion & powerful ally in recent years. This year, I’m planning to work more closely with Hel & with Valkyrie energy in my personal ritual & magickal work - but l will definitely be scheduling regular rituals with Melusine too. I went into 2022 not sure what direction spirit would be leading me, but during January things really crystallised and I’m feeling inspired & excited about this year! And now, let’s turn to the tarot and see what’s on the cards for the coming week. Today’s musings are inspired by The Spiral Tarot. Let’s explore… The dominant energetic influences available to us for progressing the healing journey over the coming week, are reflected in the King of Swords. Your wisdom and courage come to the fore this week. If your mind is racing or you feel anxious, spend some time in meditation to calm things down. Be careful in exchanges with others because your words carry weight. Slowing things down enough to be considered in your words will avoid misunderstandings & conflict. This card encourages creativity through writing or singing. Writing poetry or learning a new song may inspire your to new wisdom & inspiration. This is the week to keep a pen & paper handy so you can jot down those ideas for future exploration. There’s magick in the air! The opposing energetic influences that are most likely to upset our efforts over the coming week, are reflected in the Princess of Pentacles. This is by no means a negative card, but in this position, we’re looking at the shadow aspect this archetype. This card warns you to take care not to stick your nose into other peoples’ business this week – and in conjunction with the first card, this may be a warning not to give unsolicited advice! In a shadow position, this card can represent assumptions & judgements being made without due consideration & without access to the bigger picture. And now we turn to the card of the day readings for the next 7 days… Monday 7th February 2022…Seven of Pentacles…Sometimes you have to sit back & allow the Universe to do its work in your life. Allowing space for the Universe to add its magick to the mix will open the way for deeper healing, greater joy & bigger blessings today. Appreciate your progress. You’re doing amazingly well! Tuesday 8th February 2022…Seven of Wands…Challenges & trials of the past have armed you with strength & adaptability. Remind yourself of how far you’ve come to inspire your self-confidence today. The Universe reminds you that you are the authority in your life & you’ve never been better equipped for the role than you are today! Wednesday 9th February 2022…The Emperor…Devise strategies for success & growth. When this archetype is awakened you have the power to make things happen! Whatever your goals or ambitions, today promises progress for the practical planner! The Universe reminds you that good planning bring your dreams closer to reality. You’re in the driving seat of your life today. Thursday 10th February 2022…2 of Pentacles…Finding & maintaining balance can be a challenge but today, you’re in flow! Tempering periods of high focus with time for relaxation will help you avoid burnout. The Universe reminds you that adaptability is strength. Leave space to experience satisfaction between the items you check off your to-do list today. Friday 11th February 2022…The Hermit…Spending time alone nourishes your spirit today. You can find healing by disconnecting yourself & exploring within. Meditation & energy healing offer you a space for spiritual retreat that will inspire your soul. The Universe supports you in your solitude & silence. Your foundation is strong & the light of love shines within you. Saturday 12th February 2022…3 of Cups…Choreograph a new happy dance because today promises plenty to celebrate! Appreciate the Universe’s demonstrations of prosperity in your life by counting your blessings. Share your joy with others to inspire them to recognise the bountiful benevolence of the Universe & soon you’ll have even more to dance about! Sunday 13th February 2022…The Hanged Man… Changing the way you look at things opens new opportunities. Today, suspending your judgement leaves room for the Universe to manifest magick. Quantum physics tells us that the act of observation changes the nature of things. Today, try closing your eyes for a while & life’s true magnificence will be revealed! 31st January 2022…Welcome to Maya Muses, and to a new Week-Ahead Spiritual Guidance Tarot Reading for the Collective. I’ve been working with the goddess, Hel recently and her influence is reflected in the deck I chose for today’s musings. This is the Beautiful Creatures Tarot, featuring the exquisite artwork of Jasmine Becket-Griffith. So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration to help you shape the coming week into something that will bring you closer to your authentic soul, spend a little time with me today, and reflect on these words… The dominant energy we can tap into over the coming week for the purpose of progressing the healing journey is reflected in the Queen of Cups. This card carries the keyword “Intuition”, and reminds you to open your heart to receive the guidance & spiritual encouragement of the Universe this week. There are important messages in the ethers, but to receive them, you need to create enough space & silence to tune in. Spend extra time in meditation this week. Perhaps meditate near water to allow the elemental forces to take you deeper into your reverie. Look for repeating symbols that come to you in your daily life as well as in dreams. These may provide important clues in interpreting the messages of the Universe. The Queen of Cups often represents the goddess Quan Yin for me, and this week’s special offer course is Quan Yin’s Compassionate Heart Healing so this energetic current is very intense right now. This is a wonderful energy to work with for all kinds of healing, but it’s excellent for processing difficult emotions & finding comfort even during periods of emotional upset or spiritual conflict. If dysregulated emotions are blocking you from hearing your intuition, connecting with Quan Yin during your meditations could help you reinstate your inner peace. This article about Quan Yin offers some ideas to reflect on & discusses aspects of the Great Mother Goddess that support our healing & spiritual development. The potential opposition we may face this week is reflected in the Strength card. This is in no way a negative card, but in this position it’s reflecting the shadow aspect of the archetype. In its positive aspect, this card reflects a new kind of strength: A way to harness our power without force. Demonstrating our strength through kindness, compassion & submission often begins when we extend love to ourselves in order to begin our healing journey. In its negative aspect today, this card warns us that old ideas of what strength is may block us from manifesting the healing potential of the Universe in our lives. If you’re caught up in trying to prove yourself, you might miss something important. Step back from your life during meditation to bring some authenticity & grounding into the mix. And now we turn to the daily card pulls for the week! Let’s explore… Monday 31st January 2022…2 of Cups…Every day is an opportunity to commune with the Universe. Progress your healing path by showing yourself kindness & compassion today. Open your heart to receive essential inspiration on your path. Your relationship with the Universe is reflected in your relationship with yourself & those you love. You belong here! Tuesday 1st February 2022…Queen of Wands…Whatever you turn your hand to becomes an opportunity for success today. Fortune favours the feisty & today, you’re on fire! The Universe encourages you to express your passion by focusing your intentions & channelling your energy into creative pursuits. Where your attention goes, magick flows! Wednesday 2nd February 2022…4 of Wands…Stability is found in unity. Find your centre by spending time in nature. The trees breathe in the air you breathe out & provide you with oxygen. The earth nourishes your body through the food you eat. The Universe supports you in endless, enlivening & enchanting ways today! Thursday 3rd February 2022…Queen of Pentacles…The richness & abundance of the Universe finds full expression in your life today. If you’re starting a new project, all the signs are favourable. Tune into the bountiful flow of blessings by believing in yourself just a little bit more than you did yesterday. You’re amazing & you can do this! Friday 4th February 2022…6 of Cups…Magickal memories inspire majestic musings today. Create enough space for the inner-child to play & find greater authenticity in your life by getting serious about having fun! When you smile, the world smiles with you. When you dance, the Universe falls in love with your free-spirit. Celebrate yourself today. Saturday 5th February 2022…Knight of Cups…The world is filled with poetry & pleasure for those with the courage to connect empathically with it. The Universe reveals the magnificence of your soul through all heart-centred connections. The giving & receiving of love is the sacred ritual by which we know ourselves. Share the love today. Sunday 6th February 2022…8 of Cups…The Universe invites you to explore new possibilities by leaving behind what no longer serves you. Today’s the day to set aside the past in order to consider the future. What seems like an ending in the dark of the night, becomes a new beginning in the morning. You can start again now if you choose. ___________________________________ 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 January 2022 Musings... December 2021 Musings... 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...