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Andi's Tarot/Lenormand Daily Draw


Tarot & Lenormand Daily Draw
For a while now I've been having awesome reads with the Lenormand! I'm not sure I really expected something differently! LOL! And since I just love them so much, I've incorporated them into my daily draw for myself!

I start every day with this spread. I actually try to journal theses every day too (when I don't stack 6 books on top of my journal!) so I can go back and compare and see where trends hit with what's happening astrologically. For me, EVERYTHING is connected! And I've got this smidgen of mad scientist in me that feels the need of proof... Actually it might not be as much proof as needing to make sure I'm still "on par" with myself! It's nice to be able to go back and see where I could have looked at something in a different way if needed be. Sometimes you have to look to the past to have a better recognition of what's coming in the future. So here's how it's done!

First you'll need a Tarot deck and a Lenormand deck, obviously. I like using Legacy of the Divine Tarot with the Gilded Reverie Lenormand. Honestly, once the cards got into the groove of things they have resulted in some of the prettiest reads since the coloring almost always matches in a harmonious blend!

So, take your Tarot deck and shuffle away thinking about your day.. what you want to accomplish, what might be a distraction, etc. When you're ready, cut the deck. Take the top card of each stack; 1st stack card to the left, 2nd stack card to the right. The card to your left will be your focus of the day, the card to the right will be your challenge. Take your Lenormand deck; shuffle and then fan the cards face down. Draw your first card and place it under the first Tarot card and then pick your 2nd card and place it next to the other Lenormand card and under the 2nd Tarot card. The Lenormand cards are more or less WHAT IS, or what it will end up being like for the day.. or for whatever reason when I started doing this spread, my guides had called them "presents".

Now as far as how to read them.. Just start with the pairs. First the Tarot and then the Lenormand. So for a really super quick rundown of this day's draw, it looks like I'll be focused on bringing to light what I need to go after more substantially, but my challenge will be not to lose sight of what's most important. Lenormand says: the knowledge may be difficult to be applied! Then I will read them vertically.. The knowledge is there, stick with what you know. Then reading them diagonally, and finally I will read them in groupings of 3 with the top or bottom cards with one of the right or left cards as the center; so this could be 8 of Wands, Book or Mountain, 5 of Swords; or Book, 8oW/5oS, Mountain. Again I get the same stand with what you know, work towards what you want. I could go a little more into the 5 of Swords thoughts that I have as well, but I wanted to keep the interpretation light!

So ok, this makes sense for me because after Friday's Leo Full Moon, I kinda thought "gee, I should maybe shake things up a little!?". But now that the weekend has come to a close, I'm seeing that that's not really the case... and I KNOW where I really need to be putting my focus! And that's how I've been doing my daily draws for the last couple months! It's been serving up great info, so I definitely wanted to pass it along!

If you don't have a Lenormand deck yet, you can still do the daily draw with just the Tarot and use just the 2 cards for your focus and challenge of the day! I hope you give this spread a try and let me know how your results turn out!

Enjoy your week!

Andi

Full Moon in Leo ~ Snow Moon


Frozen_Elsa_Snow_Queen
Elsa from Frozen by SnowBite
What a fantastic night Valentine's Day will be with the sultry Leo Full Moon illuminating this romantic evening! Even for those without a partner the Snow Moon shows that gratitude for what IS, is what's important. Especially as earlier in the day the Moon makes a square to Saturn in Scorpio making us dig deep at our core level! I don't know about you guys, but my daughter is in LOVE with Frozen. I do have to say, it was a rather refreshing Disney movie for a change! And if you've seen the movie, you could see some similarities with what'll be happening with this Moon!

The fiery Leo Full Moon burns with an intensity! But with Mercury retrograde happening right now as of the 6th, you might be feeling a need to hold back.. But you also know you need to Let It Go! Maybe just not yet! Or if you do manage to break through, with the Aquarius influence you probably feel that you're doing it for the greater good! Another thing with this month is there is no New Moon!! Think about it as a snowstorm.. You get the advisory notice, everyone runs to the store and then sits and waits for what might or might not be a blizzard! LOL!

The New Moon on March 1st in the last sign of Pisces bringing the beginning to the end as the next New Moon in the 1st sign of Aries occurs at the end of the month on the 30th! So while this Full Moon might bring about some drama.. stand strong and proud! And be ready to get more of what you want! Leo energy can be a little selfish, but that's ok.. sometimes we need that!


But if you're needing a little self love for yourself and want to bring about some strength and determination back.. try this!

✪ Spell for Self-Empowerment ✪
Items Needed: This is somewhat up to you.. this can be done simply with meditation. But you might want to use a pink or white candle if you'd like to draw more of a focus and a piece of paper and a pencil if you want to put a little more energy into things too! If you'd like to enchant an item you could choose a ring or necklace of blue lace agate or rose quartz, or any other stone with properties you'd like to draw upon!

*Like with any working, you might want to take a bath and place some salt in it as well to draw out any negativity, or a shower and visualize the water bathing you in white light!

Start by lighting your candle. Simply gaze at it's flame and feel the energy that emits from the heat. Carry that feeling as you think of your passions, what you fight and stand for. Now, think also of the things that seem to hold you back and how this can have you feeling both "frozen" and also enraged. Bring light to the struggles!

Take this energy and write down what you feel is holding you back! Put any insecurities down. Anything that you feel isn't going to be of any help, but that you have to deal with. It's time to let it go!!! 

After you're done, take a second to look at your list.. and then say "NO MORE!" and tear it to shreds!!!! Then throw it up into the air and make it snow! (Be careful none catches on fire from your candle if you've used one!) 

If you're putting your energy into an item, hold it in your hand now and then say;

"I am divinely perfect with love bursting from my soul, 
Courageous and determined to reach my goal. 
Shedding away my fears of yesterday, 
I step into my being and embrace the confidence that's here to stay!"

Put your item on and begin to clean up your "snow". If you can dispose of it outside the house, the better. You can leave your candle to burn if you'd like to have some more confidence flowing, or you can snuff it and burn it again later.


I hope this Full Moon brings you closer to your dreams and strengthens you belief in yourself!! And if you would like some help personalizing your own energy work or if you'd like me to take a look at what you can expect over the next moon cycle, take a look at my services page or send me a message at my email or facebook and I’d be happy to assist you!

Many Blessings!!
Andi

Scrubbing the Soul!


Fluffy Vanilla Patchouli Eggnog Scrub
Day 3 of the new year and the weekend is upon us! The first day I usually take it to relax and generally just watch some movies with the kids. The second day though, I go into all out planning mode! And I love that while I'm super stoked and motivated to get things done, I also want a little bit of that calmness. So since I had planned out a good chunk of my calendar, and started on a writing project; I figured my next step was to hop on the treadmill for 30 minutes! Then while I was quick stepping along.. ok it did briefly look like THIS when my husband and son came into the room and I felt the need to bust a move; thankfully I didn't bust my ass! But it suddenly occurred to me that I needed to make a scrub! I went back to that whole feeling of wanting to keep the motivation, but definitely needing to mellow out a little! But it was sorta starting to be more than that too.. I wanted something to still remind me of the holiday season. To give me that warm fuzzy feeling! I figured while I was at it I'd add a little magick into it of course!

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter and matters of prosperity, luck, and expansion. The Moon moved into Aquarius and is good for making connections! And since we're in the waxing cycle, it's the best time in bringing things too us! Vanilla immediately came to mind, since anything vanilla reminds me of baking, but it used as a GREAT pick me up. Cinnamon can help amplify any working and is used for vitality, prosperity, protection, and psychic awareness. But you do NOT want to use cinnamon in essential oil form, as it is highly irritating to skin! Patchouli is also multi-functional and I didn't want my scrub to be too sugary sweet, so I thought the earthiness would bring a nice undertone to the scent. Plus it's been one of my go to scents since I was a teen, so I knew it was going to be added. Nutmeg is used for clairvoyance and divination so I figured with the Aquarius energy, I'd like to use it to "tap in" a little more! Plus, you can't have eggnog without a little nutmeg! And eggnog's magickal properties include fertility, new beginnings, transformation, the future, prosperity, mood boosting and about keeping traditions! So here's how it's made!


EGGNOG SCRUB
1 c. epsom salts
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
a smidge of nutmeg
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. water (optional)
2 Tbsp. egg nog
7 drops vanilla essential oil
4 drops patchouli essential oil


I started by putting my epsom salt, sugar, cinnamon, and olive oil in my Ninja Master Prep (THANKS MOM!). Using it makes it a little easier since I can just use it straight from the container and not have to find something else to put it into! After pulsing that a few times and mixing it up, I'll add a little water. I don't like my scrubs to be super dry. I like to have a little bit of moisture, but still have it be able to retain it's structure without breaking it down. I wouldn't add more than a teaspoon of water though. Then add your essential oils and mix again!

By now it should have about the scent and consistency you're looking for! But wait, where's the eggnog!? Here's where it get's interesting! Pour your eggnog into your scrub, take a fork and whip it up! You don't have to vigorously mix it, but the picture I took was the final consistency of what it should look like. Sorry it sucks, I am so not a photographer!! But lemme tell you.. this scrub feels absolutely DIVINE. Like a gritty silk pie or whipped cream! For a scrub, it works double duty and even while it's exfoliating you're getting a great lathering of moisture!

So if you happen to have a little bit of eggnog left over and you just can't bring yourself to have one more cup... switch it up into a scrub and give yourself a little bit of indulgence!

If you're looking for some good books to get started on making your own beauty products.. you know minus all the chemicals and whatnot! Here are a few I recommend checking out!

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
Enchantments: 200 Spells for Bath & Beauty Enhancement by Edain McCoy
Magical Aromatherapy by Scott Cunningham
Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox


BTW.. more good stuff will be on the way shortly!!

Have a great weekend!
Andi

Happy New Years!!!


2014
Here we are at New Years Eve! Can you believe another year has passed on by?!? And according to the Unstuck App lately, I've been an "Idle Achiever". But thankfully I bit the bullet and got some help and hopefully this site/blog updating is going to happen sooner than later now! So if things look a little wonky over the next couple days.. that's what's up!

The last couple months sorta tanked! I know I'm not the only one that's been riding this roller coaster. And I've been more than grateful for the experiences, opportunities, goals I've met, failures from attempts this last year has brought me, as well as for the new ideas that keep pushing me further! I'll definitely be harnessing up this fabulous Capricorn New Moon energy that is in my 6th house of routines tomorrow! And with the year of the horse coming about at the end of January, did I happen to mention I'm a horse?; and this next year also being a "9" for me, I'm really expecting FANTABULOUS things this upcoming year!

I'll be straight.. have I made some excuses?! Probably so.. ok, let's be real; I have. But I also really had worked my fanny off too for a while and well, mama was tired! Everyone and anyone can face a burnout and I'm no exception! I really took the time though to plug back in to some things though too and did some more exploration with some readings and other processes, so I'm definitely excited to start sharing all of that fun stuff!!

At least I'm more confident now on where my attention needs focused... and maybe I can stop trying to be too much of a perfectionist! And also a procrastinator.. but we'll see on that one! LOL!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Years!!!

I can NOT wait!

Much love and MANY BLESSINGS!
Andi

September 23rd - 29th Tarotscopes


Mabon by UnholyVault
I swear this last week just FLEW by! And with sooooo much energy going on.. One minute it seemed like we were down, and the next sky high! The Pisces Full Moon on Thursday, Pluto went direct on Friday, and now we have the Sun moving into Libra and the beginning of fall with the Autumn Equinox; or Mabon. It's the second harvest, it's a time of balance with the day and night. We're needing to have gratitude for struggles to our accomplishments, celebrate our connections and partnerships to one another; even when they're learning experiences and can bring us more trouble sometimes! LOL! We're descending more into the cold shadow of winter... and if you're in the Southern Hemisphere, than you're emerging from the winter with the Spring Equinox, or Ostara!

Everything can fall into a pattern or cycle at times, if you regularly read the Tarotscopes then you, in a sense, have a journal of the energy that is happening... maybe certain cards show up more during other times than others for you!? If you don't keep your own journal of Tarot draws, you can always look back through the archives and see where the themes flow in your life! I'm currently working on a post that deals with finding and interpreting themes and cycles, so before I get too much more into it... here's this week's Tarotscopes!



Aries - Strength
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)- Again with the Strength card for another week! This week starts off with the Moon in Taurus and your 2nd house of talents and you could feel the need to show off a little! And with the Sun now illuminating your 7th house of companions, you might be a little over eager and putting in more effort than need be! But you'll want to be careful when Venus in your 8th house of transformation squares to your ruling planet Mars in your 5th house of risks on Saturday. You don't need to try so hard to be #1! Don't rush to be something you aren't. People do really like you for who you are!



Taurus - Judgement
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)- You might need to face the music this week as the emotional Moon starts the week in your sign and the Sun in your 6th house of routines is shining the light on where you're needing to let got of things in order to come to peace. Your ruling planet Venus in your 7th house of relationships makes a trine to Jupiter in your 4th house of stability on Thursday bringing you hope that you can find a resolution, but is also squaring to Mars on Saturday in your 4th house too and will leave you feeling tense and resistance to change. Change comes whether you want it or not. Embrace it!



Gemini - Seven of Swords
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- As your ruling planet Mercury has been in your 5th house of fun and recreation, you've been able to feel a little more jovial and now the Sun is joining in on the energy! But that will be changing at the end of the week when Venus in your 6th house of responsibilities squares to Mars in your 3rd house of thoughts on Saturday and then Mercury moves into Scorpio and your 6th house on Sunday leaving you feeling like you haven't been focused on the right priorities and your efforts have been wasted. You can't run away from the problems. It's time to re-group and put your thoughts in line!



Cancer - Nine of Swords
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- This week may throw you off your game! Your ruling Moon begins the week in your 11th house of dreams and you might feel like you're dealing with a nightmare! Now that the Sun has moved into your 4th house of roots, you could be feeling the need to have more stability and balance.. but rather than focusing on what you have, you're focused on what you're lacking. Try to give yourself a little bit of a break! But on Thursday when Venus in your 5th house of creativity trines to Jupiter currently in your sign, you may find new paths that will be able to bring the security you're looking for!



Leo - Six of Swords
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- Now that your ruling Sun is in Libra and your 3rd house of self-expression, you might be feeling like you're missing a "connection". Don't let the feeling of anxiety stifle you. And as Venus in your 4th house of home squares to Mars in your sign on Saturday, there could be the desire to branch out to unknown territory! Listen to your heart and follow through. Mercury's movement into Scorpio and your 4th house on Sunday has you further looking into what is going to make you happiest and has you viewing things with more determination. Look forward to the new opportunities coming your way!



Virgo - Moon
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- With the Moon starting the week in your 9th house of intuition, the Sun now residing in your 2nd house of self-worth, and your ruling planet Mercury entering Scorpio and your 3rd house of communication, you might be questioning how much you can open up about your insecurities. But a beneficial trine from Venus in your 3rd house to Jupiter in your 11th house of wishes on Thursday gives you the encouragement to pursue your passions! You can trust that you can have your head meet up with your heart and that it will lead you to the path you're wanting to be on! Have faith!



Libra - Queen of Cups
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- The Sun moves into your sign on the 22nd and you'll be feeling the need to reel in any scattered emotions you've had. When your ruling planet Venus in your 2nd house of values trines to Jupiter in your 10th house of authority on Thursday you'll need to be careful not to allow your emotions to overtake you. Even if you feel you're right! Venus then squares to Mars in your 11th house of friendships and you might be feeling you're putting in all the effort in nourishing the connection. Try not to let your feelings of being unappreciated create a rift. If you have to talk about things, focus on the root of things!



Scorpio - Five of Wands
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 22)- This week has you feeling a little at odds as the Sun entered into your 12th house of insecurities and the Moon starts off the week in your 7th house of relationships. Venus in your sign makes a trine to Jupiter in your 9th house of ideals on Thursday and you might be feeling like you aren't sure if you can compromise with others. You'll need to be honest with yourself if you're looking at things from everyone's perspective. Be careful not to react out of fear as Venus squares to Mars in your 10th house of status on Saturday. Feel the strength within yourself to take the higher road.



Sagittarius - Ace of Pentacles
Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)- The Sun has moved into your 11th house of goals and the Taurus Moon in your 6th house of responsibilities has you feeling that everything you're doing this week has you closer to your vision but it also setting you up for some more stability in the future! Venus in your 12th house of worry trines to your ruling planet Jupiter in your 8th house of shared resources on Thursday and has you feeling like expectations might be too high! As Venus squares to Mars in your 9th house of truth you'll be facing some reality, but will also be optimistic with some newly found inspiration  that you can turn it around!



Capricorn - Seven of Wands
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- You'll be feeling a little pressured with the Sun now in your 10th house of ambition and the Moon starting the week in your 5th house of self-expression. Watch how much you really push others boundaries! And with Venus in your 11th house of inner purpose making a trine to Jupiter in your 7th house of partnerships on Thursday you'll be feeling like you are being manipulated to meet others demands. But as Venus squares to Mars in your 8th house of personal growth on Saturday you'll be able to stand your ground and find your balance within your own wants and needs!



Aquarius - Nine of Pentacles
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- With the Sun now in your 9th house of philosophy and the Moon starting the week in your 4th house past experiences you'll be feeling the need to look over what you've been able to cultivate. You may need to be a little cautious as Venus in your 10th house of career trines to Jupiter in your 6th house of work on Thursday and you could be feeling that you need an "easier" way to reach your goals. Mercury's entrance into Scorpio and your 10th house on Sunday allows you to take a look at other options that are available to you. It's up to you if you want to take another path!



Pisces - Ace of Swords
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- This week might really bring about a feeling of influence! The Taurus Moon starts the week in your 3rd house of communication and the Sun now in your 8th house of sharing it has you needing to express yourself in a way that makes sure that you're able to depend on the others that are closest to you. As Venus in your 9th house of beliefs trines to Jupiter in your 5th house of pleasure you may be feeling that you're trying to justify yourself. And with Mercury moving into Scorpio and your 9th house, you'll have no trouble in convincing yourself and others as you'll have the ability to have more passion in your persuasion.










I hope everyone is enjoying the start of Fall, or Spring! I do want to take this time to say that sooner or later my site will need to go down for a bit so that I can completely update and re-vamp it. It's had this layout since it's inception and it's time for a change! Of course I'll let ya'll know before I do it. Well, I hope you enjoyed this week's Tarotscopes and as always if you'd like me to take a look at things, feel free to send me a message at facebook or my email and I'll be more than happy to help!!

Have an awesome upcoming week!
Andi

Full Moon in Pisces ~ Harvest Moon


Photo: Huffington Post
The Pisces Full Moon came about early this morning and the energy sure seems to be a ZINGER! Reality seems to be setting in, but it's a good thing too. Let's not forget Pluto the planet of endings is going direct tomorrow! Saturn makes a sextile to Pluto on Saturday and we'll be feeling a little resistance or hesitation in our changes. And with the Autumn Equinox coming about on Sunday with the Sun moving into Libra -- it's ALL about balance! If you're in the Southern Hemisphere then you're having the Spring Equinox, and new beginnings coming to you! Actually, there's new beginnings either way... I had the thought earlier that "everything is temporary", and then I though HOLY CRAP that is just what this Full Moon is telling me!

I hadn't been as chatty in the last few days.. the week didn't start the easiest, and by this time it's almost a blur! Let me just say; department of motor vehicles! My husband and son are going out of town for a few days. My daughter's take home EEG now looks like it will end up being a hospital stay. And then my chihuahua who hasn't had a seizure in years suddenly decides he's going to have one. It had me feeling a little stressed and down and out. Like everything was just piling up. Then today it hit me like a ton of bricks...

#quotes #inspiration

Yep, I'd fallen into the trap of feeling like life was just soooo complicated! Ummm... did I forget we just bought a house in June? That was some stress! LOL! And even when our daughter had been diagnosed with LKS years ago; THAT was extremely stressful! And then just like that, with realizing I was further than where I was and everything is temporary; things turned around! The stress I was carrying melted away, I dusted my hands off and realized that the path keeps on going.

Throughout the Moon's cycles, there is a death and rebirth happening. During this Full Moon we are heightened with the Pisces/Virgo energy. Being in Pisces we might be putting too much focus on our burdens. We may be feeling like we are needing to sacrifice something to get to our happiness. We need to remember the compassion and fluidity of Pisces! The Virgo energy of the Sun, is pushing for the final distance, to have us do more before it moves into harmonizing Libra. It's best to take this time to let go of feeling like we are inadequate in some way. Put your attentions on being grateful for how far you've come from last year. If things are seeming like they aren't quite as good as they were last year, remember -- it's temporary! You may be at a high or a low, or maybe even a steady plateau, but like always, things will end and begin and you'll be able to put the experiences into perspective.

So take this time to slow down a little! Grab yourself a nice cup of tea, coffee, or maybe a glass of wine and take a moment to reflect on what you've been able to accomplish. Be proud of what you've done!! Let go of the things that aren't helping you meet your goals. Even if that means you gotta step out of your own way! And allow yourself to know that you do have the ability to move yourself even further than where you've previously been. DREAM BIG! You may be surprised at what you'll be able to create! Be grateful for where you are at in this moment, where you've been, and think about what you wish to manifest for your future!

I hope this Full Moon brings you closer to your dreams and more creativity and confidence! If you would like me take a look at what you can expect over the next moon cycle, take a look at my services page or send me a message at my email or facebook and I'd be happy to assist you!

Have a fabulous day!
Andi