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January Amulet of the Goddess Message

January, 2016

January Amulet of the Goddess Message

Sprouting Seed – New beginnings

seed

A new, tender situation is at hand. It needs to be protected and nourished. The seeds you have planted have begun to sprout. IT is time to tend this new development carefully. Be sure to not let it become crowded out by the weeds and other growths. Tend your new life carefully. Speak over those who would silence you.

 

Frog – Speaking out

frog

Listen. Can you hear the frogs croaking in the moonlight? They give their song to all who can hear it.

Speak up, speak out, let your message be heard. Speak up for yourself.

Raise your voice and drown out those who say that it cannot be done. Speak over those who would silence you.

 

Whirlwinds – Trust the unknown

whirlwinds

The winds of change are blowing through. Right now you may not be able to see what these changes may be or where they may lead.

We are asking that you trust in not knowing. Find peace and calm at the center of change where all is still.

 

Dolphin – Play

dolphins

In the midst of change, in the midst of growing, this is your reminder of the importance of laugher, of play, of finding joy in life. Take a moment to find the good in life and to focus on the joyful events that are happening around you.

Take a moment each day to find 3 things that make you happy, that make you laugh, that bring you joy.

 

Inanna – Queen of transformation

inanna

Changes are coming. You are being asked to make a willing sacrifice, to give up something of yourself in order to gain much more in return.

Hear the calling. Listen to the words. Always you have a choice. Discard the trappings, for they are not you. They are adornments only.

 

Final Words

Find you underneath the layers. Pull away the weeds that choke the tender sprout, which is you, growing at the centre.

Listen to the words you are speaking. Are they the words you want to speak? Does endless chatter choke your words? What truths are you hiding amongst the words you are speaking?

Shed those words that hide your truth. Speak the words you are meant to speak.

Then you will find peace. You will find the calm in the eye of the storm.

Then you will find joy, mirth, and merriment.

Then you will find you.

For the past 23 years I have been using amulets for divinatory work and for insight into what is happening in my life. I’ve been doing readings for others for almost as long and can now offer Amulet Readings to anyone around the world. For more information on receiving an Amulet of the Goddess Oracle Reading, contact me through Sacred Visions.

Astro Report for June 2015

June, 2015

Astro Report for June 2015

Mercury still Retrograde in Gemini – 8 degrees

Monday, June 1, 201512:01 am EDT

Goes Direct on Thursday, June 11, 201510:51 pm EDT

The Planet of Communication enters the Sign of Communication… Hmmm… Interesting how conversations go from subject to subject. It’s a wonder how each segues into the next. And while you’re talking, be wary of what you say about others not part of the conversation. Gossip can bite you in the end. However, when Mercury goes Retrograde, conversations can definitely be uncontrolled. The proverbial foot fits in the proverbial mouth too often. Mercury goes direct later this month.

 

 

Saturn still Retro in Sagittarius – 0 degrees

Monday, June 1, 201512:01 am EDT

Goes Direct on Sunday, August 2, 20154:55 am EDT

The Planet of caution takes a break from its conservative ways. When it goes retrograde, the Planet actually lightens up on the reins a bit. It allows people to explore further than they normally would. Sagittarius allows it to open its mouth and to say things out of control. It’s time to make sure the brain is engaged before the mouth blurts away. Saturn goes Direct again in August.

 

 

Pluto still Retrograde in Capricorn – 15 degrees

Monday, June 1, 201512:01 am EDT

Goes Direct on Friday, September 25, 20153:00 am EDT

Pluto resonates with mystery and transformation. While it is Retrograde, the energies become more stagnating, unchanging and powerless. When Pluto is Retrograde, mysteries and secrets are difficult to keep and sometimes are leaked to the world.

 

 

Full Moon in Sagittarius – 11 degrees

Tuesday, June 2, 201512:18 pm EDT

When it’s time to relax, the Full Moon will keep you alert. Emotionally, it is time to progress to the next level. Think creatively and be adventurous when you have to deal with issues. Sometimes you will have the notion to speak your mind when you are agitated, but don’t fret… whatever you say is going to be the right thing. Everybody else was thinking the same thing, but didn’t have the nerve to say it.

 

Native Lore

The Strawberry Moon yields some of the tastiest fruits this time of year, especially on the Full Moon. Gather them fresh as the dew washes them in the morning and before the turtles gobble them up. Roses come into full fruition on the Rose Full Moon in June. Take time to smell the roses!! This is also the time of year when I like making Rose Petal Mead. The days are hot and so are the early parts of the evening. A Full Moon in June can offer a Hot Full Moon. It’s a good time to work Moon energy skyclad, if possible.

 

 

Venus enters Leo

Friday, June 5, 201511:26 am EDT

Testing the waters of independence can be the energy of the moment. Venus enjoys her hedonistic charm, but she requires a partner to share that energy. When in Leo, she gets to spotlight herself and she will show off her talents. It is especially magical because the weekday Friday is ruled by Venus.

 

 

Neptune goes Retro in Pisces – 9 degrees

Thursday, June 11, 201512:00 pm EDT

Goes Direct in Pisces – 7 degrees

Thursday, Nov 19, 201512:39 am EST

The “Pink Fog Machine” normally keeps us from seeing the truth clearly, because Neptune can askew our vision. When retrograde, Neptune can see things more clearly, like the fog has been lifted, for a short time. It helps you to understand the higher concepts of beauty, love and spirituality.

 

 

Mercury goes Direct in Gemini – 4 degrees

Thursday, June 11, 201510:51 pm EDT

The Planet of Communication goes direct in the Sign of Communication… Hmmm… Interesting how conversations go from subject to subject. It’s a wonder how each segues into the next. And while you’re talking, be wary of what you say about others not part of the conversation. Gossip can bite you in the end.

 

 

 

Flag Day – Uranus in Aries – 19 degrees

Sunday, June 14, 201412:01 am EDT

Fly the American Flag high today to represent your patriotism. Uranus rules adventure, independence and freedom, all things that America is based on. Uranus was also discovered shortly after the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. This Planet is gliding thru Aries, which allows us to express an outgoing attitude. Show your Patriotism today!

 

 

Sun conjuncts Mars in Gemini – 23degrees

Sunday, June 14, 201510:49 am EDT

When the Planet of personality aligns with the Planet of action, it’s time to “man up”. You find yourself bursting with courage and becoming more assertive in your actions. There is a duality at play, because what you say you want to do is not what you end up doing.

 

 

Retrograde Saturn enters Scorpio backwards – 29 degrees

Sunday, June 14, 20155:52 pm EDT

Saturn’s Retrograde ride thru Sagittarius ends as it backs into Scorpio. Saturn’s energy can be so conservative, but when in Scorpio, the Planet can be more determined. This particular Sunday will speak of many aspects that innuendos are made of – especially when Scorpio adds mystery to the mix. However, the Retrograde actions spins an air of throwing caution to the wind.

 

 

New Moon in Gemini – 25 degrees

June 16, 201510:04 am EDT

A New Moon in Gemini can be quite tricky to experience. New Moons benefit from new emotions and imaginations. Gemini as a Sign can cause excitability and people will talk up a storm – becoming gossip geese. When the New Moon creates this new energy of emotion and imaginations, it propagates the excitability of the gossip geese – honk, honk, honk… There seems to be no end to the talking and gossip. Avoid getting too involved in those types of conversations, because they only cause trouble in the long run.

 

 

Stellium in Gemini – 11th House

Tuesday, June 16, 201510:06 am

Moon overtakes Mars and the Sun with Mercury dragging the rear. The Moon overtakes Mercury on June 14th at 10:27 pm EDT after emotions engage in subtle conversations. Harsh words may ensue. However, the ego hurts and regret for argument offers sorrow. While the initial confrontation happened in the 4th House of Hearth & Home, emotions offer hope among friends.

 

 

Father’s Day – Sun in Gemini – 29 degrees

Sunday, June 21, 201512:01 am EDT

Dads are in the spotlight. Remind him how much he inspired you. Tell him how he changed you and your life for the better. He deserves a pat on the back for a job well done! Offer him the pride he deserves and later, it’s ok to get a little sentimental.

 

 

 

Litha at sunrise – Sun in Gemini – 29 degrees

Sunday, June 21, 20155:44 am EDT at Sunrise

Litha/Midsummer (no –mas ending)

Names: Midsummer, Litha (a name occurring in Bede’s “Reckoning of Time” [De Temporum Ratione, 7th century] Bede writes that “Litha means ‘gentle’ or ‘navigable’), Samradh, Summer Solstice, Alban Hefin, Aerra Litha, Gwyl Ganol yr Haf (Welsh)

Date: Jun 21st (longest day of the Solar Year/waning half begins)

Astro Correspondence: Sun enters Cancer (first day of Summer)
Color: whites and yellows,

Food: earliest fresh fruits and vegetables, soups, breads, pasta, chicken, pork, wine, sangria, iced teas,

Common Info: “Midsummer’s Night Dream” is enacted by Shakespeare, Battle of Oak/Holly Kings (Holly wins), Sun at highest peak and begins its descent (wanes),

 

Alban Heffyn (Midsummer or Litha) is the Celtic Festival of the Oak. It is the last day for the Oak King to reign. It is usually on the 1st day of summer (June 21st) or when the Sun enters Cancer. It is the Summer Solstice. It is also known as St John’s Day. Ogmios, Arianrhod, Huon and Math are usually celebrated as the Gods. Celebrations consist of herb hunting (St Johnswort), pickling early vegetables, circle readings and Fairy Hunts. Oak leaves are typical symbols of the season and open-face Green Men hang from walls. Foods sacred to the Sabbat include any fresh fruit, especially strawberries. Now is the time to hunt for mistletoe so it is easily found at Yule.

The Fairy Realm is quite active at this time, so honor them with milk and honey. Leave simple, shiny gifts for them and they won’t steal your keys or your kids.

 

 

Sun enters Cancer – Happy Birthday, Cancer!!

Sunday, June 21, 201512:26 pm EDT

Cancer is the most emotional of all Signs. Folks born under this Sign tend to be motherly and compassionate by nature, but it can go to an extreme where the motherly effect becomes smothery. Cancer can create an air of crankiness if provoked. If you find yourself offended by something or somebody, you may find yourself sulking away in your crab shell. Change your moods and you mannerisms and be the joyful, playful person you yearn to be and you will see that happiness is far better than moodiness.

 

 

Mars enters Cancer

Wednesday, June 24, 20159:25 am EDT

The Planet of Action drives forward through the Sign of Emotion and Family. If there was any moment in time that you wanted to take action with your loved ones, now is the time. Make peace and harmony number one on your list of things to do. Avoid engaging in any competitive actions.

Astro Report for August 2014

August, 2014

Wheel of Year info

Lughnasadh (Lammas/Loaf-mass)

Friday, August 1, 2014 – 6:11 am EDT (sunrise)

 

Names: Lammas, Lughnasadh, Festival of Lugh, August Eve (July 31st), Loafmas, Festival of Bread, 1st Harvest, Bread Harvest, Festival of First Fruits, Gwyl Galan Awst (Welsh)

Date: Aug 1st (sometimes celebrated on the eve at sunset – July 31st)

Astro Correspondence: 15 degrees Leo
Color: tans, oranges, yellows and reds

Food: grains, cakes, breads, fresh fruits, mushrooms, lamb, berry pies, wine, ale, beer

Common Info: Story of Lugh, Handfasting/Handparting, 1st Harvest Fest (grains mostly), Story of John Barleycorn as the Corn King (corn is synonymous with grain),

 

Lughnasadh is the Sabbat that celebrates Lugh, the God of the Sun. The date is typically the 1st day of August although some folks begin to celebrate at sunset the day before, July 31st or when the Sun enters 15′ degrees Leo, which is ruled by the Sun. It is the first harvest festival. Foods sacred are typically grains of all sorts, vegetables off the bush or fruits off the vine. Breads and barley meads are custom as well. This Sabbat is also known as Lammas or the Mass of the Loaf (Loafmas). Sheaths of grain are usually hung on walls to represent prosperity. John Barleycorn is sacrificed and buried in the fields to promote a healthy growth for the following growing season.

The Tailtu Games are warrior games that honored Lugh’s mother. They are reminiscent of the Olympic Games, but from another time and culture.

 

 

Uranus still Retrograde in Aries – 16 degrees

Uranus is that Planet that hates to be confined. It is known as the “break out” Planet for that reason. When retrograde, Uranus can be responsible, more traditional and relaxed. As Uranus goes retrograde in Aries, there is a feeling of enthusiasm and courage to take responsibility. It is not a time to worry about what others think about you. Do your own thing at your own pace and life will be grand. Uranus goes direct Dec 21 in Aries – 12 degrees.

 

 

Neptune still Retrograde in Pisces – 6 degrees

Ah, the simple pleasures of seeing more clearly. The continued Retrograde of Neptune raises a few eyebrows. The realization of the clarity of futuristic vision and how we need to continue certain aspects will shine light on any subject as a higher echelon. Neptune usually likes to cloud issues, especially when love is in order, but that fades away during a Retrograde. Neptune goes direct on Nov 16 in Pisces – 4 degrees.

 

 

Pluto still Retrograde in Capricorn – 11 degrees

Issues surrounding transformations are still an issue. It’s difficult to make changes when the time isn’t right. The summer is going to be one of sticking to your guns and doing what you know and do best. When the season changes, so will you. Pluto goes direct on Sept 22 in Capricorn – 10 degrees.

 

 

Mercury conjuncts the Sun in Leo – 16 degrees

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 – 11:57 am EDT

While Mercury catches up with the Sun, it would seem that they would collide. The energy of “personality” Sun and “communication” Mercury would make one think that talking about yourself would rule the day. Although this may be true to some degree, Mercury in Leo puts a spin on that action. You may find yourself boasting about your family instead of yourself. It’s probably better to be humble in the moment and say a gracious “thank you”, if you find yourself being complimented. It is a good time for boasting about your personal efforts within the family.

 

 

Full Moon in Aquarius – 18 degrees

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 – 2:08 pm EDT

A Full Moon in Aquarius brings emotional independence. Where co-dependency used to thrive, it no longer does. It is a time for folks to take a stand and be firm in their beliefs and faiths. It will be difficult to budge opinions, when folks are emotionally set in their ways. People will think for themselves and make appropriate transitions for the Path they walk.

 

 

Native Lore

Native Americans named their Moons when they were Full. The season or time of year would help assign the name of the Full Moon. In August, the Natives of North America, specifically New England states, would call this Full Moon the Green Corn Moon, since the corn was ready to harvest. Or it was called the Grain Moon when the grain was ready for harvesting. Natives surrounding the Great Lakes would name this Full Moon the Sturgeon Moon, when sturgeons were mostly abundant. Occasionally, the Full Moon of August would be called the Full Red Moon, because of the amazing hue it would have while it rose above the horizon in the evening.

 

 

Super Moons

There are many questions regarding what a Supermoon is and how it affects folks here on the big blue marble. A Supermoon is loosely defined as a Moon that comes closest to the Earth during a New or Full Moon. The orbit of the Moon around the Earth is elliptical, so there are perigees when the Moon is closest and apogees when it is furthest away. Supermoons occur when the New Moon or Full Moon happens to be in its perigee to the Earth – technically called a perigee-syzygy. The opposite is called a Micromoon or an apogee-syzygy. The term syzygy is used when there is an Earth-Moon-Sun alignment, like during a New Moon or Full Moon event.

 

During a Supermoon (perigee-syzygy), the gravitational force upon the Earth is greater and has a reputation of causing more havoc and chaos than normal, although it has not been proven. However, it has been noted that the Moon’s gravitational forces are stronger during a syzygy than any other time of the elliptical orbit.

 

 

Venus enters Leo

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 – 3:10 am EDT

Testing the waters of independence can be the energy of the moment. Venus enjoys her hedonistic charm, but she requires a partner to share that energy. When in Leo, she gets to spotlight herself and she will show off her talents.

 

 

Mercury enters Virgo

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 – 12:31 pm EDT

Mercury finally comes home again in its Rulership Sign of Virgo. Communications should become rather comfortable. Open discussions promote practical conversations. When speaking, make sure you say exactly what you need to say – short and sweet. Offer simple answers that avoid clouding issues. Stay on topic.

 

 

Sun enters Virgo – Happy Birthday, Virgo!!

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 – 12:34 am EDT

Logical thinking and sound judgments come easily for you when the Sun enters its ride thru Virgo. Unfortunately, the whim of putting off until tomorrow what you could do today is overwhelming. It will be easy to analyze situations and come up with multiple solutions. It’ll be a better time to make the right choice that best fits your interests. Stress and nervous tensions could be tentative. Remember to take time out for you to reduce stress and tension. Find a quiet place and try to meditate over the past summer and see where you need to go forward into the Fall.

 

 

New Moon in Virgo – 2 degrees

Monday, Aug 25, 2014 – 10:11 am EDT

Emotional energy seems displaced and chaotic, but truthfully, it is always where you put it. And you know exactly where that is. The motherly instincts that you adhere to the most seem to be lost in confusion. However, when the clouds clear, you begin to shine in the magnificent glow of your truth. Nobody ever realizes the depths of your being until they watch and learn from you.

 

 

No Planets go Retrograde this month.

 

No Retrograde Planets go Direct.

January 2009 Monthly Tarot Card Reading by Lady M

January, 2009


Card #1, RECENT PAST: FOUR OF COINS:
You are in need of money and time.  You are looking around for ways to get more money.  You are trying to see if there is any options open to you that you have not already tried or tapped out.  It is not a matter of not wanting to work for money, you are quite willing to do that, but more that you don’t have the time to work more then you already are and still have a life.  At this point in time you are willing to do what you need to so that you can get the money you need to survive.

Card #2, CURRENT: JUSTICE: THE DEVIL REVERSED:
Right now you are unable to see solutions even when they are right in front of you.  There is a lack of vision and blocked sexual energy.  In other words you are dealing with to much and have become overwhelmed and just cannot seem to deal with things or at least see things clearly.  Everything just keeps pilling up on you and you don’t have a clue where to start or even how to start to fix things.

Card #3, NEAR FUTURE: TWO OF CUPS: You need change; you are stressed out as it is.  You are about to enter a new relationship or a new phase in an existing relationship.  This is partly caused by the stress you are under and the need you have for emotional and financial support.  The relationships you are in, be they romantic or friendships are all going to be affected by your needs.  You will rely more on the people in your life just to get through the days to come.  The good things is that emotionally you are covered, you have great people who are willing and able to be there for you and fulfill your emotional needs.  You are a good friend to them as well, understanding and supportive.

Card #4, TYING IN CARDS 1 AND 2: KNIGHT OF COINS: This card is all about a man who wants to develop the work side of his life.  That is one solution, a better job for yourself or someone in your life.  What I see though is a young male who is willing to be supportive, and although they feel protective they are not controlling about it.  It is more of a caring and supportive relationship.  I see him caring for his young, that’s what is important to him.  This could be you or someone in your life.  What I am seeing the strongest is the need to be able to protect and care for, both financially and emotionally for his child.

Card #5, TYING IN CARDS 2 AND 3: NINE OF CUPS REVERSED:
Unfortunately this month is going to be anything but a celebration.  It is going to be emotionally draining.  This is being caused because you are so overwhelmed with everything and you are just not thinking straight.

Card #6, FINAL CARD: THREE OF WANDS:
The good thing is that you are going to figure things out, and will start doing instead of thinking about it.  You will be leading others by example, in that your solution is going to inspire them to keep on trying and to find a way out of their financial and emotional problems.

January is not going to be a fun time for you.  There is going to be a lot of demands on you both financially and emotionally.  You will be stressed for time and money.  You are going to find that this affects your emotional relationships for good and bad.  It is going to take everything you have within yourself to find a solution.  The good part though is that you will find a way through hard work, and it will help guild others to their solutions.

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