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December 2023 Musings... 25th December 2023…Welcome back to my cosy corner of the internet. I’m Mayastar, I teach energy healing courses online through Mayastar Academy; create music as a Lemurian priestess, and provide healing, ritual & spell casting services as starseeded shaman & professional witch. And here, I select a tarot deck each week from my extensive collection to elucidate the ethers, and scry the shifting celestial tides on behalf of the collective. These readings are not aimed at any particular person; and you are meant to them at the time their guidance is most relevant to you; so please take only what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. My musings are intended to inspire, uplift and guide you on your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Happy Tarot for our etheric explorations today. These cards have everything you’d expect from a traditional Rider-Waite deck but with a whimsical twist. The characters express high vibes & happiness & draw you into a magickal world of marshmallow softened edges, vivid colour & light- hearted luminosity. I’m sure it will be a powerful translator of the numinous for us. So, sit back, relax your shoulders, take a sip of chamomile tea, exhale deeply, and let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into over the coming week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & pursuing the path to wholeness is reflected in the Ace of Wands. This card indicates high vibrations & passion this week so look for avenues that allow you to express your enthusiasm & energy in order to fuel the fire of creative force that’s burning within you! Opportunities for closer alignment with your true self are in the offing, but you need to be ready to take action. Don’t sit on the side-lines of your life & applaud – get out there & do something radical! Maintain your confidence by focusing on the things you can do & you’ll end the week feeling greatly empowered & shining like the star you truly are! The second card identifies the potential opposition we may face in pursuit of the promises of the first card. And this week, this comes in the form of the 3 of Pentacles. This is in no way a negative card, but in this position, we’re looking at the shadowed aspect of the archetype. This card is about working with others in order that all participants benefit beyond the limitations of their own abilities. So in shadow, this card warns us about the intentions of others & the effects they might have on our productivity & happiness. Given the presence of The Ace of Wands in the first position, this card may be recommending us to be careful of the company we keep. Doom-mongers & naysayers can bring you down & this week, that could block you from recognising the blessings & abundance around you. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards depict & define the archetypal energetic influences we can harness to optimise our personal power & increase our inspiration in the coming days. Monday 25th December 2023…Justice…Words can hurt, harm & hinder so be careful how you talk to yourself today. Be considerate of your feelings & be fair to yourself. Things aren’t as black & white as they seem & you’re doing brilliantly! The Universe reminds you that you’re an extraordinary person, just like everyone else! Affirm: “Limitless light suffuses my soul” Tuesday 26th December 2023…7 of Swords…A break with convention opens the door to opulent opportunity today. Confound your own expectations by doing things you didn’t plan to do in ways you haven’t done them before. The Universe reminds you that to manifest your gifts, you need to embrace your eccentricity. Affirm: “My authenticity paves the path of progress & peace” Wednesday 27th December 2023…2 of Pentacles…Adapt & align by consciously balancing your energetic books. Temper high energy activities with periods of quietness. Switching things up maintains your momentum. The Universe reminds you that freedom & happiness are found in the flexibility & ease with which we move through change. Affirm: “My life is in flow & I flourish fruitfully” Thursday 28th December 2023…3 of Swords…It’s time to touch base with yourself. It’s ok to feel things you can’t put into words. Create an emotional safe-space by extending unconditional acceptance & compassion to yourself. The Universe reminds you that your soul always knows what to do to heal itself. Affirm: “I pursue the path of healing & wholeness” Friday 29th December 2023…The Sun…Tune into your inner-child today by allowing the healing light of celestial solar energy to embrace you. Create time for fun & frivolity by making a game out of completing your chores. The Universe reminds you that you are made of the same stuff as the stars. Affirm: “I choose an attitude of gratitude” Saturday 30th December 2023…Page of Cups…Tune into the whispers of your heart today because your higher-self is sharing important guidance with you through symbols, numbers & dreams. The Universe reminds you that you are a spiritual being having a human experience & your soul is always in communion with the divine. Affirm: “My source is bountiful & blessed” Sunday 31st December 2023…High Priestess…Your intuition has important guidance for your spiritual path. Bathing rituals can help you to slow down your thoughts & relax in order to deeply connect with your sacred soul. The Universe reminds you that you are a spiritual being having a human experience. Affirm: “I honour my intuition as the voice of my soul” 18th December 2023…Welcome back to my cosy corner of the internet. I’m Mayastar, I teach energy healing courses online through Mayastar Academy; create music as a Lemurian priestess, and provide healing, ritual & spell casting services as starseeded shaman & professional witch. And here, I select a tarot deck each week from my extensive collection to elucidate the ethers, and scry the shifting celestial tides on behalf of the collective. These readings are not aimed at any particular person; and you are meant to them at the time their guidance is most relevant to you; so please take only what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. My musings are intended to inspire, uplift and guide you on your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Sun and Moon Tarot for our mystical meanderings today. This deck is based on the Thoth deck and includes dreamy scenes, lots of dolphins and magickal symbols. There’s a lot to draw from in every card and it’s a wonderful deck to use for meditating on the archetypes because it diverges a great deal from the traditional tarot, while still expressing the traditional themes of each card. I’m sure it will be a powerful translator of the numinous for us today. So, sit back, relax your shoulders, take a sip of chamomile tea, exhale deeply, and let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into over the coming week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & pursuing the path to wholeness is reflected in the Temperance card. For me, Temperance isn’t only about balancing your activities and ensuring you take adequate time out for grounding, self-care & healing practices, it’s also about communing with elemental energies as part of my meditation practice. So the presence of this card in this position reminds us not only to make sure we find balance, but that when we choose activities for our relaxation time, we consider ways we can enhance our healing journey through them. For example, if you can allocate time for a long walk in the countryside at the weekend, you could choose to make this a healing meditation practice by listening to my latest meditation release as you walk, or you could decide your walk would be a time to do some mental decluttering – so during your walk you observe your thoughts and let go of them as you feel ready to. There are lots of ways to make a normal activity into a sacred practice, so this week, experiment & marvel at the magick you can bring into your life! The second card identifies the potential opposition we may face in pursuit of the promises of the first card. And this week this comes in the form of the 10 of Swords. The 10 of Swords can reflect a point of despair – but it can also reflect a point of “being done” in a more positive sense. It’s the point of finally drawing a line under everything after a period of stress or upset. It’s about saying “that’s that” & then moving on without looking back. In this position, this card could indicate it’s time to get over yourself & move beyond restrictive thoughts you’ve invested way too much time & energy into. If that sounds like you, it’s time to stop feeding your fears & limitations so you can put your energy to better use! And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards depict & define the archetypal energetic influences we can harness to optimise our personal power & increase our inspiration in the coming days. Monday 18th December 2023…6 of Swords…Take time out for rest & recuperation. Reconnect with your higher self & highest ideals through magickal & meaningful self-care rituals. The Universe reminds you that the spiritual journey is the overcoming of fear & the acceptance of love. Affirm: “My every cell & atom resounds with pure love & divine light” Tuesday 19th December 2023…Page of Pentacles…Curry your curiosity & muster your motivation by considering new ideas. Keep your goals in mind because the inspiration that will take you to them is in the offing. The Universe reminds you that your intuition is your soul speaking to you. Listen carefully! Affirm: “I align with a soul-nourishing destiny” Wednesday 20th December 2023…9 of Wands…Prioritise meeting your own needs today. Give yourself permission to take up space without compromise. Say no to things that diminish & deplete your energy. The Universe reminds you that healthy boundaries create room for your soul to shine. Affirm: “I am complete & comfortable. Always & in all ways” Thursday 21st December 2023…Strength…Find your fortitude & realise your resilience by connecting with your inner strength. The Universe reminds you that your power comes from trusting yourself to respond to challenges with wisdom rather than force. Light crystallises around you to form a shield of protection & peace. Affirm: “My soul is whole. My spirit is true” Friday 22nd December 2023…4 of Cups…You’re about to find your groove again but you can help the process by bringing your focus back to the present moment. Contemplation, meditation & quiet reflection inspire your soul with the sumptuousness of a sacred reality. The Universe reminds you that your soul exists within the eternal now. Affirm: “I flow & flourish, now” Saturday 23rd December 2023…Queen of Pentacles…You thrive & prosper today! Comfort, calmness & contentment reign supreme. Abundance flows from your fingertips to weave a sumptuous mantle of magnificence around you. The Universe reminds you that you can make the mundane magickal through the expression of gratitude. Affirm: “Everything is good & great & brilliant & beautiful” Sunday 24th December 2023…Page of Swords…Where you place your attention, you place your power. Rise above fear & limitation by opening your mind to new possibilities. The Universe reminds you that every day brings you closer to happiness when you choose the words & ways that align with your soul. Affirm: “I dance towards my divine destiny” 11th December 2023…Welcome back to my cosy corner of the internet. I’m Mayastar, I teach energy healing courses online through Mayastar Academy; create music as a Lemurian priestess, and provide healing, ritual & spell casting services as starseeded shaman & professional witch. And here, I select a tarot deck each week from my extensive collection to elucidate the ethers, and scry the shifting celestial tides on behalf of the collective. These readings are not aimed at any particular person; and you are meant to them at the time their guidance is most relevant to you; so please take only what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. My musings are intended to inspire, uplift and guide you on your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Traditional Manga Tarot for our mystical meanderings today. This deck is based on the original Rider Waite system but the characters and scenes are expressed in manga-style artwork. I love the limited palette of this deck, but what really draws me in is the sense of movement and activity in every card. It’s a truly magickal deck and I’m sure it will be a powerful translator of the numinous for us today. So, sit back, relax your shoulders, take a sip of chamomile tea, exhale deeply, and let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into over the coming days for the purpose of progressing the spiritual path & pursuing wholeness is reflected in the card of 2 of Cups. This card represents spiritually nurturing connections on an emotional or energetic level. The 2 of Cups energy is reminiscent of healing and therapeutic techniques like counselling, journalling and connection with a healer, guide, Priest or Priestess. It also reminds us to connect with the higher self and establish an energetic communion within in order to nourish the spirit and manifest creativity and inspiration. After you finish listening to this video you may want to check out the most recent unscripted episode on this channel where I discuss this card and its healing potential in more detail! But the energies this card describes reveal that great healing can take place for those who choose to harness this powerful tide. The second card identifies the potential opposition we may face in pursuit of the promises of the first card. And this week, the brilliant news is that there is no anticipated opposition to the healing opportunities the Lovers represents. In fact, the presence of the 9 of Cups in this position, & the unique expression of the archetype in this deck, emphasises the potency of self-love & self-care rituals at this time. This energetic current recommends us to focus on a sense of self-acceptance, satisfaction & satiety as our standard. Whatever you’re doing or however you choose to tap into the current energetic influences, keeping your mind centred on the goal of achieving contentment, comfort & calm within will help you to choose the best ways & means to show yourself some love this week. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards depict & define the archetypal energetic influences we can harness to optimise our personal power & increase our inspiration in the coming days. Monday 11th December 2023…The Emperor…You have the power to make things happen! You’re in the driving seat of your life & today’s your day for getting things done. Stay in your lane so that distractions don’t dampen your determination. The Universe reminds you that discipline & doggedness demonstrate your dominance. Affirm: “Sovereignty is my strength. Success is my story” Tuesday 12th December 2023…3 of Wands…Wherever you put your attention, the Universe supports you in realising your goals. Bring a bountiful, beautiful & blessed life to bear by keeping a positive attitude. The Universe reminds you that expressing gratitude for all you have allows boundless blessings to burgeon. Affirm: “I am aligned with positive & progressive change” Wednesday 13th December 2023…10 of Wands…Relax a bit! Not everything needs to be accomplished in one day! Every small step takes you closer to the life of your dreams. The Universe reminds you that temperance is requisite for happiness. Balance your productivity with time for simply being. Affirm: “I move towards magnificence step by step by step” Thursday 14th December 2023…8 of Pentacles…Channel your energy into developing skills to find your grounding today. Artistic projects offer opportunities for spiritual expression. Your inner light can be shared with the world through your creativity. The Universe reminds you that every act of will is an act of magick. Affirm: “My heart is open to the magickal & miraculous” Friday 15th December 2023…Ace of Cups…Open your heart & soul to the possibility of progress by imagining how well things could go. Wishes may very well come true today, for those that dare to make a wish! The Universe reminds you that divine forces are always conspiring in your favour. Affirm: “My soul is open to boundless blessings” Saturday 16th December 2023…8 of Swords…Open your eyes to the world that exists beyond the bounds of your beliefs. Move beyond the tyranny of trepidation by mastering your mental state. The Universe reminds you that courage means feeling the fear and doing it anyway! Affirm: “I leave behind my limitations day, by day, by day” Sunday 17th December 2023…Page of Wands…It’s time to get excited about the future! Visualise the life of your dreams & invest your energetic creation with passion & promise. Smile with satisfaction as you define your destiny. The Universe reminds you that thoughts become things – so control your mind. Affirm: “I am open to a life of prosperity & progress” 4th December 2023…Welcome back to my cosy corner of the internet. I’m Mayastar, I teach energy healing courses online through Mayastar Academy; create music as a Lemurian priestess, and provide healing, ritual & spell casting services as starseeded shaman & professional witch. And here, I select a tarot deck each week from my extensive collection to elucidate the ethers, and scry the shifting celestial tides on behalf of the collective. These readings are not aimed at any particular person; and you are meant to them at the time their guidance is most relevant to you; so please take only what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. My musings are intended to inspire, uplift and guide you on your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Anima Mundi Tarot for our medium today. These cards are based on the traditional meanings but with nature-based symbolism & artwork. The presence of so many animals in a deck always draws me in. But this deck is very special to me because some of the archetypes are represented by trees; some of my best friends are trees, so I love to see the cards depicted in this unique way. The presence of so many dolphins and whales also makes this deck a special one for me as those are energies I work with a great deal when I’m channelling new music. This deck feels perfect for this week and I’m sure it will be a powerful translator of the numinous for us. So, sit back, relax your shoulders, take a sip of chamomile tea, exhale deeply, and let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into over the coming week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & pursuing the path to wholeness is reflected in the 6 of Cups. This is the card of the inner-child & expresses our innocence & nostalgic yearnings for simpler times. In this position, the 6 of Cups encourages us to explore the world & encounter life without cynicism, self-doubt & pessimism clouding our experience. A good way to tap into this potent current in order to progress the healing journey is to set aside some time for “play” or “fun”. Allocate time to deliberately focus on something enjoyable & spiritually nourishing so that you can set aside your adult worries for a fixed period. What would your inner-child like to do? Perhaps a walk in the rain would be fun. Maybe you could collect “treasure” on your way – bringing home special sticks, stones or leaves to use as a focus for meditation later. Or spend an evening doing some colouring or artwork & listening to music that uplifts your spirit. Be kind to yourself & show yourself some love this week. The second card looks at the potential opposition we may face in pursuit of the promises of the first card, and this week, this comes in the form of the Page of Cups. This is in no way a negative card but in this position we’re looking at the shadowed aspect of the archetype. The Page of Cups in shadow is a dreamer that misuses his imagination spinning himself into confusion. Perhaps his mind gets carried away with potential future disasters that inspire his anxiety and insomnia; or perhaps he loses touch with his intuition because his ego becomes tangled up in his daydreams. This week, try to be mindful of the thoughts you feed with your imagination and emotion. Choose peace wherever possible. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards depict & define the archetypal energetic influences we can harness to optimise our personal power & increase our inspiration in the coming days. Monday 4th December 2023…King of Wands…You have the power to transmute your passion into prosperity & progress. Express your sacred soul by taking centre stage in your life today. You inspire those around you. The Universe reminds you that your potential far exceeds the limited ideas you have about yourself. Affirm: “Limitless love flows within me & around me” Tuesday 5th December 2023…Hanged Man…Taking time to rest & reflect is essential to your health & happiness. Doing something unexpected can shift your energy. A change in perspective today, can change your life tomorrow. The Universe reminds you that the way you look at things determines your experience. Affirm: “My heart is a reservoir of peace & plenty” Wednesday 6th December 2023…7 of Pentacles…When you’ve done all you can do, it’s time to rest & patiently await the fruits of your labour. Maintain your highest intentions while you wait. The Universe reminds you that balance means working when there’s work to do, but resting when there’s not. Affirm: “The future is aligned with hope & happiness” Thursday 7th December 2023…2 of Cups…Today’s energetic tides support your healing journey & wash away doubts & dark thoughts. The Universe you reminds that you’re in a deeply loving relationship with the divine. Your soul exists in a state of continuous closeness & communion with your sacred source. Affirm: “I manifest miracles of peace & plenty” Friday 8th December 2023…Knight of Cups…Songs of the source of the boundless & beautiful love that comprises your sacred soul play out in your connections today. The Universe reminds you that the giving & receiving of love is the sacred ritual by which we know ourselves. Share the love today. Affirm: “I am beloved & blessed in every moment” Saturday 9th December 2023…Ace of Pentacles…Invest your energy wisely because the Law of Attraction is continuously at work! New opportunities grow from old ideas. Your life burgeons & brims with bountiful blessings. The Universe reminds you that spiritual success allows you to appreciate abundance in new ways. Affirm: “I thrive & prosper, thrive & prosper” Sunday 10th December 2023…9 of Cups…Make a wish because the Universe is feeling generous today! Demonstrations of abundance & prosperity abound & surround you. Appreciate all that brings you comfort, cosiness & contentment. The Universe reminds you that it’s the little things that are the big things in the end. 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December 2023 Musings... 25th December 2023…Welcome back to my cosy corner of the internet. I’m Mayastar, I teach energy healing courses online through Mayastar Academy; create music as a Lemurian priestess, and provide healing, ritual & spell casting services as starseeded shaman & professional witch. And here, I select a tarot deck each week from my extensive collection to elucidate the ethers, and scry the shifting celestial tides on behalf of the collective. These readings are not aimed at any particular person; and you are meant to them at the time their guidance is most relevant to you; so please take only what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. My musings are intended to inspire, uplift and guide you on your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Happy Tarot for our etheric explorations today. These cards have everything you’d expect from a traditional Rider-Waite deck but with a whimsical twist. The characters express high vibes & happiness & draw you into a magickal world of marshmallow softened edges, vivid colour & light-hearted luminosity. I’m sure it will be a powerful translator of the numinous for us. So, sit back, relax your shoulders, take a sip of chamomile tea, exhale deeply, and let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into over the coming week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & pursuing the path to wholeness is reflected in the Ace of Wands. This card indicates high vibrations & passion this week so look for avenues that allow you to express your enthusiasm & energy in order to fuel the fire of creative force that’s burning within you! Opportunities for closer alignment with your true self are in the offing, but you need to be ready to take action. Don’t sit on the side-lines of your life & applaud – get out there & do something radical! Maintain your confidence by focusing on the things you can do & you’ll end the week feeling greatly empowered & shining like the star you truly are! The second card identifies the potential opposition we may face in pursuit of the promises of the first card. And this week, this comes in the form of the 3 of Pentacles. This is in no way a negative card, but in this position, we’re looking at the shadowed aspect of the archetype. This card is about working with others in order that all participants benefit beyond the limitations of their own abilities. So in shadow, this card warns us about the intentions of others & the effects they might have on our productivity & happiness. Given the presence of The Ace of Wands in the first position, this card may be recommending us to be careful of the company we keep. Doom-mongers & naysayers can bring you down & this week, that could block you from recognising the blessings & abundance around you. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards depict & define the archetypal energetic influences we can harness to optimise our personal power & increase our inspiration in the coming days. Monday 25th December 2023…Justice…Words can hurt, harm & hinder so be careful how you talk to yourself today. Be considerate of your feelings & be fair to yourself. Things aren’t as black & white as they seem & you’re doing brilliantly! The Universe reminds you that you’re an extraordinary person, just like everyone else! Affirm: “Limitless light suffuses my soul” Tuesday 26th December 2023…7 of Swords…A break with convention opens the door to opulent opportunity today. Confound your own expectations by doing things you didn’t plan to do in ways you haven’t done them before. The Universe reminds you that to manifest your gifts, you need to embrace your eccentricity. Affirm: “My authenticity paves the path of progress & peace” Wednesday 27th December 2023…2 of Pentacles…Adapt & align by consciously balancing your energetic books. Temper high energy activities with periods of quietness. Switching things up maintains your momentum. The Universe reminds you that freedom & happiness are found in the flexibility & ease with which we move through change. Affirm: “My life is in flow & I flourish fruitfully” Thursday 28th December 2023…3 of Swords…It’s time to touch base with yourself. It’s ok to feel things you can’t put into words. Create an emotional safe-space by extending unconditional acceptance & compassion to yourself. The Universe reminds you that your soul always knows what to do to heal itself. Affirm: “I pursue the path of healing & wholeness” Friday 29th December 2023…The Sun…Tune into your inner-child today by allowing the healing light of celestial solar energy to embrace you. Create time for fun & frivolity by making a game out of completing your chores. The Universe reminds you that you are made of the same stuff as the stars. Affirm: “I choose an attitude of gratitude” Saturday 30th December 2023…Page of Cups…Tune into the whispers of your heart today because your higher-self is sharing important guidance with you through symbols, numbers & dreams. The Universe reminds you that you are a spiritual being having a human experience & your soul is always in communion with the divine. Affirm: “My source is bountiful & blessed” Sunday 31st December 2023…High Priestess…Your intuition has important guidance for your spiritual path. Bathing rituals can help you to slow down your thoughts & relax in order to deeply connect with your sacred soul. The Universe reminds you that you are a spiritual being having a human experience. Affirm: “I honour my intuition as the voice of my soul” 18th December 2023…Welcome back to my cosy corner of the internet. I’m Mayastar, I teach energy healing courses online through Mayastar Academy; create music as a Lemurian priestess, and provide healing, ritual & spell casting services as starseeded shaman & professional witch. And here, I select a tarot deck each week from my extensive collection to elucidate the ethers, and scry the shifting celestial tides on behalf of the collective. These readings are not aimed at any particular person; and you are meant to them at the time their guidance is most relevant to you; so please take only what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. My musings are intended to inspire, uplift and guide you on your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Sun and Moon Tarot for our mystical meanderings today. This deck is based on the Thoth deck and includes dreamy scenes, lots of dolphins and magickal symbols. There’s a lot to draw from in every card and it’s a wonderful deck to use for meditating on the archetypes because it diverges a great deal from the traditional tarot, while still expressing the traditional themes of each card. I’m sure it will be a powerful translator of the numinous for us today. So, sit back, relax your shoulders, take a sip of chamomile tea, exhale deeply, and let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into over the coming week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & pursuing the path to wholeness is reflected in the Temperance card. For me, Temperance isn’t only about balancing your activities and ensuring you take adequate time out for grounding, self-care & healing practices, it’s also about communing with elemental energies as part of my meditation practice. So the presence of this card in this position reminds us not only to make sure we find balance, but that when we choose activities for our relaxation time, we consider ways we can enhance our healing journey through them. For example, if you can allocate time for a long walk in the countryside at the weekend, you could choose to make this a healing meditation practice by listening to my latest meditation release as you walk, or you could decide your walk would be a time to do some mental decluttering – so during your walk you observe your thoughts and let go of them as you feel ready to. There are lots of ways to make a normal activity into a sacred practice, so this week, experiment & marvel at the magick you can bring into your life! The second card identifies the potential opposition we may face in pursuit of the promises of the first card. And this week this comes in the form of the 10 of Swords. The 10 of Swords can reflect a point of despair – but it can also reflect a point of “being done” in a more positive sense. It’s the point of finally drawing a line under everything after a period of stress or upset. It’s about saying “that’s that” & then moving on without looking back. In this position, this card could indicate it’s time to get over yourself & move beyond restrictive thoughts you’ve invested way too much time & energy into. If that sounds like you, it’s time to stop feeding your fears & limitations so you can put your energy to better use! And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards depict & define the archetypal energetic influences we can harness to optimise our personal power & increase our inspiration in the coming days. Monday 18th December 2023…6 of Swords…Take time out for rest & recuperation. Reconnect with your higher self & highest ideals through magickal & meaningful self-care rituals. The Universe reminds you that the spiritual journey is the overcoming of fear & the acceptance of love. Affirm: “My every cell & atom resounds with pure love & divine light” Tuesday 19th December 2023…Page of Pentacles…Curry your curiosity & muster your motivation by considering new ideas. Keep your goals in mind because the inspiration that will take you to them is in the offing. The Universe reminds you that your intuition is your soul speaking to you. Listen carefully! Affirm: “I align with a soul- nourishing destiny” Wednesday 20th December 2023…9 of Wands…Prioritise meeting your own needs today. Give yourself permission to take up space without compromise. Say no to things that diminish & deplete your energy. The Universe reminds you that healthy boundaries create room for your soul to shine. Affirm: “I am complete & comfortable. Always & in all ways” Thursday 21st December 2023…Strength…Find your fortitude & realise your resilience by connecting with your inner strength. The Universe reminds you that your power comes from trusting yourself to respond to challenges with wisdom rather than force. Light crystallises around you to form a shield of protection & peace. Affirm: “My soul is whole. My spirit is true” Friday 22nd December 2023…4 of Cups…You’re about to find your groove again but you can help the process by bringing your focus back to the present moment. Contemplation, meditation & quiet reflection inspire your soul with the sumptuousness of a sacred reality. The Universe reminds you that your soul exists within the eternal now. Affirm: “I flow & flourish, now” Saturday 23rd December 2023…Queen of Pentacles…You thrive & prosper today! Comfort, calmness & contentment reign supreme. Abundance flows from your fingertips to weave a sumptuous mantle of magnificence around you. The Universe reminds you that you can make the mundane magickal through the expression of gratitude. Affirm: “Everything is good & great & brilliant & beautiful” Sunday 24th December 2023…Page of Swords…Where you place your attention, you place your power. Rise above fear & limitation by opening your mind to new possibilities. The Universe reminds you that every day brings you closer to happiness when you choose the words & ways that align with your soul. Affirm: “I dance towards my divine destiny” 11th December 2023…Welcome back to my cosy corner of the internet. I’m Mayastar, I teach energy healing courses online through Mayastar Academy; create music as a Lemurian priestess, and provide healing, ritual & spell casting services as starseeded shaman & professional witch. And here, I select a tarot deck each week from my extensive collection to elucidate the ethers, and scry the shifting celestial tides on behalf of the collective. These readings are not aimed at any particular person; and you are meant to them at the time their guidance is most relevant to you; so please take only what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. My musings are intended to inspire, uplift and guide you on your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Traditional Manga Tarot for our mystical meanderings today. This deck is based on the original Rider Waite system but the characters and scenes are expressed in manga-style artwork. I love the limited palette of this deck, but what really draws me in is the sense of movement and activity in every card. It’s a truly magickal deck and I’m sure it will be a powerful translator of the numinous for us today. So, sit back, relax your shoulders, take a sip of chamomile tea, exhale deeply, and let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into over the coming days for the purpose of progressing the spiritual path & pursuing wholeness is reflected in the card of 2 of Cups. This card represents spiritually nurturing connections on an emotional or energetic level. The 2 of Cups energy is reminiscent of healing and therapeutic techniques like counselling, journalling and connection with a healer, guide, Priest or Priestess. It also reminds us to connect with the higher self and establish an energetic communion within in order to nourish the spirit and manifest creativity and inspiration. After you finish listening to this video you may want to check out the most recent unscripted episode on this channel where I discuss this card and its healing potential in more detail! But the energies this card describes reveal that great healing can take place for those who choose to harness this powerful tide. The second card identifies the potential opposition we may face in pursuit of the promises of the first card. And this week, the brilliant news is that there is no anticipated opposition to the healing opportunities the Lovers represents. In fact, the presence of the 9 of Cups in this position, & the unique expression of the archetype in this deck, emphasises the potency of self-love & self- care rituals at this time. This energetic current recommends us to focus on a sense of self-acceptance, satisfaction & satiety as our standard. Whatever you’re doing or however you choose to tap into the current energetic influences, keeping your mind centred on the goal of achieving contentment, comfort & calm within will help you to choose the best ways & means to show yourself some love this week. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards depict & define the archetypal energetic influences we can harness to optimise our personal power & increase our inspiration in the coming days. Monday 11th December 2023…The Emperor…You have the power to make things happen! You’re in the driving seat of your life & today’s your day for getting things done. Stay in your lane so that distractions don’t dampen your determination. The Universe reminds you that discipline & doggedness demonstrate your dominance. Affirm: “Sovereignty is my strength. Success is my story” Tuesday 12th December 2023…3 of Wands…Wherever you put your attention, the Universe supports you in realising your goals. Bring a bountiful, beautiful & blessed life to bear by keeping a positive attitude. The Universe reminds you that expressing gratitude for all you have allows boundless blessings to burgeon. Affirm: “I am aligned with positive & progressive change” Wednesday 13th December 2023…10 of Wands…Relax a bit! Not everything needs to be accomplished in one day! Every small step takes you closer to the life of your dreams. The Universe reminds you that temperance is requisite for happiness. Balance your productivity with time for simply being. Affirm: “I move towards magnificence step by step by step” Thursday 14th December 2023…8 of Pentacles…Channel your energy into developing skills to find your grounding today. Artistic projects offer opportunities for spiritual expression. Your inner light can be shared with the world through your creativity. The Universe reminds you that every act of will is an act of magick. Affirm: “My heart is open to the magickal & miraculous” Friday 15th December 2023…Ace of Cups…Open your heart & soul to the possibility of progress by imagining how well things could go. Wishes may very well come true today, for those that dare to make a wish! The Universe reminds you that divine forces are always conspiring in your favour. Affirm: “My soul is open to boundless blessings” Saturday 16th December 2023…8 of Swords…Open your eyes to the world that exists beyond the bounds of your beliefs. Move beyond the tyranny of trepidation by mastering your mental state. The Universe reminds you that courage means feeling the fear and doing it anyway! Affirm: “I leave behind my limitations day, by day, by day” Sunday 17th December 2023…Page of Wands…It’s time to get excited about the future! Visualise the life of your dreams & invest your energetic creation with passion & promise. Smile with satisfaction as you define your destiny. The Universe reminds you that thoughts become things – so control your mind. Affirm: “I am open to a life of prosperity & progress” 4th December 2023…Welcome back to my cosy corner of the internet. I’m Mayastar, I teach energy healing courses online through Mayastar Academy; create music as a Lemurian priestess, and provide healing, ritual & spell casting services as starseeded shaman & professional witch. And here, I select a tarot deck each week from my extensive collection to elucidate the ethers, and scry the shifting celestial tides on behalf of the collective. These readings are not aimed at any particular person; and you are meant to them at the time their guidance is most relevant to you; so please take only what resonates with you, and leave the rest behind. My musings are intended to inspire, uplift and guide you on your healing journey. I’ve chosen the Anima Mundi Tarot for our medium today. These cards are based on the traditional meanings but with nature-based symbolism & artwork. The presence of so many animals in a deck always draws me in. But this deck is very special to me because some of the archetypes are represented by trees; some of my best friends are trees, so I love to see the cards depicted in this unique way. The presence of so many dolphins and whales also makes this deck a special one for me as those are energies I work with a great deal when I’m channelling new music. This deck feels perfect for this week and I’m sure it will be a powerful translator of the numinous for us. So, sit back, relax your shoulders, take a sip of chamomile tea, exhale deeply, and let’s explore… The dominant energetic influence we can tap into over the coming week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & pursuing the path to wholeness is reflected in the 6 of Cups. This is the card of the inner-child & expresses our innocence & nostalgic yearnings for simpler times. In this position, the 6 of Cups encourages us to explore the world & encounter life without cynicism, self- doubt & pessimism clouding our experience. A good way to tap into this potent current in order to progress the healing journey is to set aside some time for “play” or “fun”. Allocate time to deliberately focus on something enjoyable & spiritually nourishing so that you can set aside your adult worries for a fixed period. What would your inner- child like to do? Perhaps a walk in the rain would be fun. Maybe you could collect “treasure” on your way – bringing home special sticks, stones or leaves to use as a focus for meditation later. Or spend an evening doing some colouring or artwork & listening to music that uplifts your spirit. Be kind to yourself & show yourself some love this week. The second card looks at the potential opposition we may face in pursuit of the promises of the first card, and this week, this comes in the form of the Page of Cups. This is in no way a negative card but in this position we’re looking at the shadowed aspect of the archetype. The Page of Cups in shadow is a dreamer that misuses his imagination spinning himself into confusion. Perhaps his mind gets carried away with potential future disasters that inspire his anxiety and insomnia; or perhaps he loses touch with his intuition because his ego becomes tangled up in his daydreams. This week, try to be mindful of the thoughts you feed with your imagination and emotion. Choose peace wherever possible. And now we turn to the daily cards for the week-ahead. These cards depict & define the archetypal energetic influences we can harness to optimise our personal power & increase our inspiration in the coming days. Monday 4th December 2023…King of Wands…You have the power to transmute your passion into prosperity & progress. Express your sacred soul by taking centre stage in your life today. You inspire those around you. The Universe reminds you that your potential far exceeds the limited ideas you have about yourself. Affirm: “Limitless love flows within me & around me” Tuesday 5th December 2023…Hanged Man…Taking time to rest & reflect is essential to your health & happiness. Doing something unexpected can shift your energy. A change in perspective today, can change your life tomorrow. The Universe reminds you that the way you look at things determines your experience. Affirm: “My heart is a reservoir of peace & plenty” Wednesday 6th December 2023…7 of Pentacles…When you’ve done all you can do, it’s time to rest & patiently await the fruits of your labour. Maintain your highest intentions while you wait. The Universe reminds you that balance means working when there’s work to do, but resting when there’s not. Affirm: “The future is aligned with hope & happiness” Thursday 7th December 2023…2 of Cups…Today’s energetic tides support your healing journey & wash away doubts & dark thoughts. The Universe you reminds that you’re in a deeply loving relationship with the divine. Your soul exists in a state of continuous closeness & communion with your sacred source. Affirm: “I manifest miracles of peace & plenty” Friday 8th December 2023…Knight of Cups…Songs of the source of the boundless & beautiful love that comprises your sacred soul play out in your connections today. The Universe reminds you that the giving & receiving of love is the sacred ritual by which we know ourselves. Share the love today. Affirm: “I am beloved & blessed in every moment” Saturday 9th December 2023…Ace of Pentacles…Invest your energy wisely because the Law of Attraction is continuously at work! New opportunities grow from old ideas. Your life burgeons & brims with bountiful blessings. The Universe reminds you that spiritual success allows you to appreciate abundance in new ways. Affirm: “I thrive & prosper, thrive & prosper” Sunday 10th December 2023…9 of Cups…Make a wish because the Universe is feeling generous today! Demonstrations of abundance & prosperity abound & surround you. Appreciate all that brings you comfort, cosiness & contentment. The Universe reminds you that it’s the little things that are the big things in the end. 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