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August 2023 Musings... 28th August 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 week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & pursuing the path to wholeness is reflected in the 8 of Pentacles. This card indicates great opportunities for the development of new skills & the integration or expansion of existing skills this week. Practice makes perfect so if you want to truly master something, you’ll need to dedicate time for it & be consistent in your work. The rewards will be worth it! You can surpass your expectations & give yourself reasons to celebrate by taking your talents to the next level. The Universe is backing you all the way & your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. 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 Knight of Cups. This is in no way a negative card but in this position we are dealing with the shadow-aspect of the archetype. The Knight of Cups in shadow reminds us to guard against illusion and delusion. It’s easy to get carried away in your imagination – entertaining ideas and exploring your desires. But sometimes, we get too entangled in the enchantments and end up depleting our energy. This week, notice when your thoughts are running away with you or you’re conjuring up “what ifs” and worries that inspire your anxiety or pessimism. Noticing your bad thought habits can help you to move past them. 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 28th August 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” Tuesday 29th August 2023…4 of Pentacles…Hold onto your power by being careful where you put your energy. Protecting yourself from gossip, drama & negativity is an important part of self-care. The Universe reminds you that keeping healthy boundaries is part of love. Affirm: “I pursue the path of healing & wholeness. One step at a time” Wednesday 30th August 2023…The Tower…Today may not go as expected, it may go way better than you hoped! Allow abundance by keeping yourself grounded. Avoid letting your imagination inspire your anxiety. The Universe reminds you that being open to new possibilities is vital for growth. Affirm: “My spiritual seat is sacred, stable & enduring” Thursday 31st August 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” Friday 1st September 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” Saturday 2nd September 2023…7 of Wands…Past challenges have imbued you with the determination & defiance you need to succeed today. Stand in your power with confidence & courage. Obstacles are easily overcome. The Universe reminds you a setback is an opportunity for a comeback. Affirm: “My fearless spirit is reflected in the peace & passion of my heart” Sunday 3rd September 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” 21st August 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 Paulina Tarot for our etheric explorations today. This deck is whimsical, wonderful & filled with wit & wisdom. The characters are all fairies and nature spirits, and Paulina Cassidy’s intricate art-style creates a sense of movement and energy that sweeps you up into a magickal world! 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 Empress. The Empress is the earth mother goddess figure. She represents abundance, prosperity and fertility. Her presence in this position is wonderful news because the energetic current she heralds brings great and golden opportunities for growth, expansion and manifesting a life of comfort, opulence and ease. The Empress has a familial and ancestral energy that reminds us that we are never alone or unsupported in a spiritual sense. Beings of light and love surround us at all times because the connections formed through love & kinship are eternal. Remember you are loved. 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 4 of Cups. This is not necessarily a negative card, but in this position, we’re looking at the shadow-aspect of the archetype. This card cautions us to guard against apathy and ingratitude. Not recognising our blessings can cause us to focus too much on what we lack. That kind of focus can prevent us from recognising the supportive healing energies and opportunities the Universe presents to us. So be careful not to fall into the trap of negative thinking 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 21st August 2023…10 of Pentacles…Open yourself to opulence & pursue the paths of prosperity & pleasure. Focus on all you have to be grateful for to maintain the momentum of your manifesting magick! The Universe reminds you that you are loved & supported by divine forces. Affirm: “My life is a source of magick & magnificence” Tuesday 22nd August 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” Wednesday 23rd August 2023…The Star…Look up! Celestial bodies are aligned in your favour & encouraging you to make a soul-felt wish today. Fortune favours the free & fabulous, so choose to shine like the star you are! The Universe reminds you that nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Affirm: “Mine is the light of limitless love” Thursday 24th August 2023…The Chariot…Take the reins & decide your destiny by picking the path that inspires your spirit to shine. Honour your sovereign & sacred soul by mindfully pursuing your passions. The Universe reminds you that your freedom is expressed in every moment of choice. Affirm: “I advance my awakening with courage & confidence” Friday 25th August 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” Saturday 26th August 2023…4 of Swords…Set aside time for rest, relaxation & recuperation. Balance is found by creating the energetic space for yourself to breathe. The Universe reminds you that making time to do nothing can help you to unwind enough to recognise what’s truly important. Affirm: “My heart is a sanctuary of limitless love & light” Sunday 27th August 2023…Wheel of Fortune…Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, blessings of luminous luck & fantastic fortune fall upon you! Align with this expansive current by focusing on gratitude during your meditations today. The Universe reminds you that change is inevitable, but progress is optional. Affirm: “I am sacred, special & supported by spiritual love” 14th August 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 Ceccoli Tarot for our etheric explorations today. This deck was created with pre-existing artwork so it depicts the tarot archetypes in non-traditional ways which opens up new layers of meaning. The art style is sweet but also dark in places and always evocative, enchanting and esoteric. It’s been a favourite deck of mine for many years now – especially for tarot meditations and pathworkings because the Ceccoli world is one that really resonates deeply with me. 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 path, is reflected in the Ace of Pentacles. In this position, the positive attributes of the card are emphasised and indicate opportunities for manifesting wealth and abundance in all areas. Wealth and abundance are often equated with financial prosperity but in fact, true wealth and abundance includes fulfilment in many areas including personal happiness, relationships and having opportunities for growth in your life. The Ace of Pentacles is like a seed ready to germinate and express its divine potential; aligning with this archetype this week means recognising you can grow, evolve and flourish when you allow your divinity to shine. Be open to the idea that you already possess the power needed to exceed yourself this week. 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 Devil. In this position we’re looking at the negative aspect of the card & this is about restriction & the confining of the mind by limiting ideas. Pessimism & cynicism can block us from experiencing hope & keep us shut off from our potential. This week, be aware of habitual negative thinking cycles so that you can break them! If a restrictive or limiting thought breaks through, acknowledge it & release it by saying “Thank you. Goodbye”. Sometimes our negative thoughts are attempts by our mind to protect us from danger or emotional upset. And sometimes they’re totally misplaced! So acknowledging & releasing persistent negative thoughts can help us to recognise the pattern & allow us to move away from it. 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 14th August 2023…6 of Pentacles…Abundance surrounds you & reflects past success. Appreciate your glow-up! You have enough glitz, glamour & greatness in your life to make you shine & light up the lives of those around you. The Universe reminds you that energy exchange makes the world go round. Affirm: “My heart sings & my soul smiles” Tuesday 15th August 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” Wednesday 16th August 2023…6 of Wands…Your progress has been noted by the Universe & today you’re invited to celebrate your accomplishments! Appreciate recent growth & indulge your ego enough to enjoy taking a bow. The Universe reminds you that drawing satisfaction from your success can be a sacred ritual. Affirm: “I inspire myself to greatness through gratitude” Thursday 17th August 2023…10 of Cups…Extravagant energies encourage you to dream bigger! Blessings & beneficence abound & bountiful benevolence is demonstrated in your life. The Universe reminds you that bringing your focus to what you enjoy can be a perfect prayer. Celebrate the small things & big things will happen today. Affirm: “I am prospered & protected by divine love” Friday 18th August 2023…Knight of Pentacles…The most powerful healing is the healing you give to yourself. Soothe your frayed edges by showing yourself kindness & consideration today. Slow down & find your grounding. The Universe reminds you that you can’t pour from an empty cup, so take care of yourself first. Affirm: “I embody the wholeness of my soul” Saturday 19th August 2023…The Moon…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 that you carry your treasure within. Affirm: “I embody the limitless light of soulful love” Sunday 20th August 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” 7th August 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 Crow Tarot for our medium today. This deck features the traditional symbolism with a twist: all of the characters featured are crows! It creates some interesting new interpretations of the tarot archetypes. I’ve been working more with Norse energies in recent weeks with magickal intensives for clients connecting with the Runes – and the Goddess Freya – and this deck resonates beautifully with my Temple work when I’m deep into those energies. I’m sure these cards 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 path, is reflected in The Chariot. The presence of this card in this position indicates enormous potential for a great leap forwards. The Chariot speaks of movement, momentum and magickal opportunities in the coming days. To connect with the power of this archetype & awaken your soul to the majesty of new experiences, remind yourself of past growth. You’ve overcome challenges, developed new skills & nurtured your wisdom. Whatever doubts you may have about your abilities, remember how you’ve achieved things that seemed beyond you in the past. Be open to the possibility that greater things than you can imagine are possible, and you’ll be aligning with this powerful energetic flow. May you prosper in all you do! 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 Justice. This is in no way a negative card, but in this position, we’re dealing with the shadowed aspects of the archetype. The presence of Justice reminds us not to become hyperfixated on things; it reminds us that being too rigid in our routines & trying to micro-manage ourselves & our lives can block us from aligning with the expansive excellence of our eternal nature. Being open to opportunities for growth means keeping an open mind & an open heart 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 7th August 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” Tuesday 8th August 2023…5 of Pentacles…Empower yourself by consciously moving your mind away from thoughts of lack, limitation & lamentation. Define your direction by visualising positive outcomes & inspire yourself by imagining just how brilliantly things could go! The Universe reminds you that energy flows where your attention goes. Affirm: “I manifest miracles & magick” Wednesday 9th August 2023…5 of Wands…Dodge the drama & cut off from the conflict today by staying in your lane & prioritising your inner peace. Your time is precious & not everyone that demands it is deserving of it! Be discerning. The Universe reminds you that conflict requires your participation. Affirm: “I am aligned with positive & progressive change” Thursday 10th August 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” Friday 11th August 2023…6 of Cups…Give yourself the gift of light- heartedness by finding the funny side of things. Indulge the inner child by doing something for the sheer enjoyment of it today. The Universe reminds you that your childhood innocence reflects the authenticity of your soul. Lean into levity to remember yourself. Affirm: “My life inspires joy & jubilation” Saturday 12th August 2023…The Hierophant…Ancient wisdom informs your journey to wholeness. Meditation & energy healing can help you to awaken your inner shaman in order to tap into reserves of ancestral spiritual power. The Universe reminds you to be receptive to the guidance & gifts of the spiritual-beings that support you. Affirm: “I am the master of my destiny” Sunday 13th August 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” -------------------------------------------- www.facebook.com/annalouisemay.muse www.facebook.com/mayastaracademy www.twitter.com/mayastar www.youtube.com/c/mayastarofficial www.pinterest.com/alm_mayastar www.instagram.com/annalouisemay www.annalouisemay.wordpress.com I wish you a magnificent week! May the stars align always in your favour. Come back soon for more mystical musings. X
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August 2023 Musings... 28th August 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 week for the purpose of progressing the spiritual journey & pursuing the path to wholeness is reflected in the 8 of Pentacles. This card indicates great opportunities for the development of new skills & the integration or expansion of existing skills this week. Practice makes perfect so if you want to truly master something, you’ll need to dedicate time for it & be consistent in your work. The rewards will be worth it! You can surpass your expectations & give yourself reasons to celebrate by taking your talents to the next level. The Universe is backing you all the way & your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. 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 Knight of Cups. This is in no way a negative card but in this position we are dealing with the shadow- aspect of the archetype. The Knight of Cups in shadow reminds us to guard against illusion and delusion. It’s easy to get carried away in your imagination – entertaining ideas and exploring your desires. But sometimes, we get too entangled in the enchantments and end up depleting our energy. This week, notice when your thoughts are running away with you or you’re conjuring up “what ifs” and worries that inspire your anxiety or pessimism. Noticing your bad thought habits can help you to move past them. 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 28th August 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” Tuesday 29th August 2023…4 of Pentacles…Hold onto your power by being careful where you put your energy. Protecting yourself from gossip, drama & negativity is an important part of self-care. The Universe reminds you that keeping healthy boundaries is part of love. Affirm: “I pursue the path of healing & wholeness. One step at a time” Wednesday 30th August 2023…The Tower…Today may not go as expected, it may go way better than you hoped! Allow abundance by keeping yourself grounded. Avoid letting your imagination inspire your anxiety. The Universe reminds you that being open to new possibilities is vital for growth. Affirm: “My spiritual seat is sacred, stable & enduring” Thursday 31st August 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” Friday 1st September 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” Saturday 2nd September 2023…7 of Wands…Past challenges have imbued you with the determination & defiance you need to succeed today. Stand in your power with confidence & courage. Obstacles are easily overcome. The Universe reminds you a setback is an opportunity for a comeback. Affirm: “My fearless spirit is reflected in the peace & passion of my heart” Sunday 3rd September 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” 21st August 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 Paulina Tarot for our etheric explorations today. This deck is whimsical, wonderful & filled with wit & wisdom. The characters are all fairies and nature spirits, and Paulina Cassidy’s intricate art-style creates a sense of movement and energy that sweeps you up into a magickal world! 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 Empress. The Empress is the earth mother goddess figure. She represents abundance, prosperity and fertility. Her presence in this position is wonderful news because the energetic current she heralds brings great and golden opportunities for growth, expansion and manifesting a life of comfort, opulence and ease. The Empress has a familial and ancestral energy that reminds us that we are never alone or unsupported in a spiritual sense. Beings of light and love surround us at all times because the connections formed through love & kinship are eternal. Remember you are loved. 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 4 of Cups. This is not necessarily a negative card, but in this position, we’re looking at the shadow-aspect of the archetype. This card cautions us to guard against apathy and ingratitude. Not recognising our blessings can cause us to focus too much on what we lack. That kind of focus can prevent us from recognising the supportive healing energies and opportunities the Universe presents to us. So be careful not to fall into the trap of negative thinking 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 21st August 2023…10 of Pentacles…Open yourself to opulence & pursue the paths of prosperity & pleasure. Focus on all you have to be grateful for to maintain the momentum of your manifesting magick! The Universe reminds you that you are loved & supported by divine forces. Affirm: “My life is a source of magick & magnificence” Tuesday 22nd August 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” Wednesday 23rd August 2023…The Star…Look up! Celestial bodies are aligned in your favour & encouraging you to make a soul-felt wish today. Fortune favours the free & fabulous, so choose to shine like the star you are! The Universe reminds you that nothing can dim the light that shines from within. Affirm: “Mine is the light of limitless love” Thursday 24th August 2023…The Chariot…Take the reins & decide your destiny by picking the path that inspires your spirit to shine. Honour your sovereign & sacred soul by mindfully pursuing your passions. The Universe reminds you that your freedom is expressed in every moment of choice. Affirm: “I advance my awakening with courage & confidence” Friday 25th August 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” Saturday 26th August 2023…4 of Swords…Set aside time for rest, relaxation & recuperation. Balance is found by creating the energetic space for yourself to breathe. The Universe reminds you that making time to do nothing can help you to unwind enough to recognise what’s truly important. Affirm: “My heart is a sanctuary of limitless love & light” Sunday 27th August 2023…Wheel of Fortune…Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, blessings of luminous luck & fantastic fortune fall upon you! Align with this expansive current by focusing on gratitude during your meditations today. The Universe reminds you that change is inevitable, but progress is optional. Affirm: “I am sacred, special & supported by spiritual love” 14th August 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 Ceccoli Tarot for our etheric explorations today. This deck was created with pre-existing artwork so it depicts the tarot archetypes in non-traditional ways which opens up new layers of meaning. The art style is sweet but also dark in places and always evocative, enchanting and esoteric. It’s been a favourite deck of mine for many years now – especially for tarot meditations and pathworkings because the Ceccoli world is one that really resonates deeply with me. 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 path, is reflected in the Ace of Pentacles. In this position, the positive attributes of the card are emphasised and indicate opportunities for manifesting wealth and abundance in all areas. Wealth and abundance are often equated with financial prosperity but in fact, true wealth and abundance includes fulfilment in many areas including personal happiness, relationships and having opportunities for growth in your life. The Ace of Pentacles is like a seed ready to germinate and express its divine potential; aligning with this archetype this week means recognising you can grow, evolve and flourish when you allow your divinity to shine. Be open to the idea that you already possess the power needed to exceed yourself this week. 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 Devil. In this position we’re looking at the negative aspect of the card & this is about restriction & the confining of the mind by limiting ideas. Pessimism & cynicism can block us from experiencing hope & keep us shut off from our potential. This week, be aware of habitual negative thinking cycles so that you can break them! If a restrictive or limiting thought breaks through, acknowledge it & release it by saying “Thank you. Goodbye”. Sometimes our negative thoughts are attempts by our mind to protect us from danger or emotional upset. And sometimes they’re totally misplaced! So acknowledging & releasing persistent negative thoughts can help us to recognise the pattern & allow us to move away from it. 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 14th August 2023…6 of Pentacles…Abundance surrounds you & reflects past success. Appreciate your glow- up! You have enough glitz, glamour & greatness in your life to make you shine & light up the lives of those around you. The Universe reminds you that energy exchange makes the world go round. Affirm: “My heart sings & my soul smiles” Tuesday 15th August 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” Wednesday 16th August 2023…6 of Wands…Your progress has been noted by the Universe & today you’re invited to celebrate your accomplishments! Appreciate recent growth & indulge your ego enough to enjoy taking a bow. The Universe reminds you that drawing satisfaction from your success can be a sacred ritual. Affirm: “I inspire myself to greatness through gratitude” Thursday 17th August 2023…10 of Cups…Extravagant energies encourage you to dream bigger! Blessings & beneficence abound & bountiful benevolence is demonstrated in your life. The Universe reminds you that bringing your focus to what you enjoy can be a perfect prayer. Celebrate the small things & big things will happen today. Affirm: “I am prospered & protected by divine love” Friday 18th August 2023…Knight of Pentacles…The most powerful healing is the healing you give to yourself. Soothe your frayed edges by showing yourself kindness & consideration today. Slow down & find your grounding. The Universe reminds you that you can’t pour from an empty cup, so take care of yourself first. Affirm: “I embody the wholeness of my soul” Saturday 19th August 2023…The Moon…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 that you carry your treasure within. Affirm: “I embody the limitless light of soulful love” Sunday 20th August 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” 7th August 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 Crow Tarot for our medium today. This deck features the traditional symbolism with a twist: all of the characters featured are crows! It creates some interesting new interpretations of the tarot archetypes. I’ve been working more with Norse energies in recent weeks with magickal intensives for clients connecting with the Runes – and the Goddess Freya – and this deck resonates beautifully with my Temple work when I’m deep into those energies. I’m sure these cards 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 path, is reflected in The Chariot. The presence of this card in this position indicates enormous potential for a great leap forwards. The Chariot speaks of movement, momentum and magickal opportunities in the coming days. To connect with the power of this archetype & awaken your soul to the majesty of new experiences, remind yourself of past growth. You’ve overcome challenges, developed new skills & nurtured your wisdom. Whatever doubts you may have about your abilities, remember how you’ve achieved things that seemed beyond you in the past. Be open to the possibility that greater things than you can imagine are possible, and you’ll be aligning with this powerful energetic flow. May you prosper in all you do! 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 Justice. This is in no way a negative card, but in this position, we’re dealing with the shadowed aspects of the archetype. The presence of Justice reminds us not to become hyperfixated on things; it reminds us that being too rigid in our routines & trying to micro-manage ourselves & our lives can block us from aligning with the expansive excellence of our eternal nature. Being open to opportunities for growth means keeping an open mind & an open heart 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 7th August 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” Tuesday 8th August 2023…5 of Pentacles…Empower yourself by consciously moving your mind away from thoughts of lack, limitation & lamentation. Define your direction by visualising positive outcomes & inspire yourself by imagining just how brilliantly things could go! The Universe reminds you that energy flows where your attention goes. Affirm: “I manifest miracles & magick” Wednesday 9th August 2023…5 of Wands…Dodge the drama & cut off from the conflict today by staying in your lane & prioritising your inner peace. Your time is precious & not everyone that demands it is deserving of it! Be discerning. The Universe reminds you that conflict requires your participation. Affirm: “I am aligned with positive & progressive change” Thursday 10th August 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” Friday 11th August 2023…6 of Cups…Give yourself the gift of light-heartedness by finding the funny side of things. Indulge the inner child by doing something for the sheer enjoyment of it today. The Universe reminds you that your childhood innocence reflects the authenticity of your soul. Lean into levity to remember yourself. Affirm: “My life inspires joy & jubilation” Saturday 12th August 2023…The Hierophant…Ancient wisdom informs your journey to wholeness. Meditation & energy healing can help you to awaken your inner shaman in order to tap into reserves of ancestral spiritual power. The Universe reminds you to be receptive to the guidance & gifts of the spiritual-beings that support you. Affirm: “I am the master of my destiny” Sunday 13th August 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. 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