"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend." ~ Lao Tzu
January is National Staying Healthy month.. why? I'm not sure! I can only assume it has something to do with New Years resolutions and how people vow to get healthier, lose weight, quit smoking, etc.. With meditation added into your regime to live a healthier life, you'll definitely notice the benefits! It's also been scientifically proven that meditation can help in many ways; reduction in levels of stress and anxiety, reducing depression, increased self-esteem, increased alertness and concentration, as well as higher creativity and intelligence. Physiological benefits include; lowered blood pressure, boosted immune system, lowered cholesterol levels, improvement in oxygen intake, and the prevention or control of pain in cases of chronic diseases.
If you would like some meditation tips, you can look through some of my labels as I know I have a few meditations posted on here! If you want some more help with meditation practices, you can feel free to send me a message at my email or facebook. You might notice, I've switched up this week's deck too!! This week's is the Osho Zen! It is a non-traditional deck consisting of 79 cards rather than the standard 78. And with a little bit of meditation being discussed, I figured we could use something a little more "zen". I hope you enjoy!!
Aries (Mar 21 - April 19)- Maybe things aren't going quite the way you thought they would.. and that's OK! You don't need to plan out every little detail. You've got to be open to new paths that open up along the way. Letting go can be done in a lot of ways. Giving your faith over is one way, just as drinking to oblivion is another! Either way, you still will move along and whether you see them coming or not, changes are always going to happen. Try not to blame yourself or the situations. Pick yourself up and keep going. Let go of any feelings of inadequacy and allow yourself to live in the moment.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)- Finding balance hasn't always been your strong suit! But somehow you might come to the realization that opposites attracts and you can't have light without the darkness! This could really have you questioning quite a bit though and the more you try to rationalize it, the more you find yourself in a struggle. You may just need to reach out to someone to find out if you're looking at things in the right light, otherwise you could just be making excuses. You'll find those with different opinions than your own might very well have good reasons for them.. but that doesn't make them right either!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)- This week you really are seeing a difference in how things were from the last (check out the last sentence of last week's Tarotscope)! Things aren't too good to be true.. you're just realizing there's no sense in putting up the resistance! You might even feel yourself opening up emotionally in ways you'd never expected. Take this time to really enjoy the simple things for what they're worth. There's no reason to find anything to complicate things or create any unnecessary drama. Just keep following this path and you're sure to end up exactly where you're meant to be!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)- You're really feeling more like yourself this week and seeing the connection in life. Tap into the infinite source of energy to further your ability to intuitively know your path. Push any doubts or fears out of the way and FEEL the love and happiness you create for yourself and others. The more you give towards this feeling of gratitude, the more you receive and the more you want it! Not only that, it's an endless cycle! So keep feeding the source and get the nourishment back you've felt was missing. You're on your way to achieving great things!
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)- Things might not be quite where you thought they would be.. but don't give up hope yet! If last week still has your head spinning, you just need to give yourself a little sit down and see what you're not wanting to take responsibility for, or where you're allowing others to take advantage of you. Either way, you'll be able to achieve a breakthrough if your honest with your situation. Don't fight to make things "fair", life rarely is.. It's your decision on what you want to give your power towards. Make sure it's for the greater good of all!
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sept 22)- Oh Virgo.. if life could get any more complicated for ya, right?! This week you might just feel that way! Continuing from last week, you just feel as if you're going at things alone. Any sort of backing you could have just seems to fall short of your expectations. And right now your expectations haven't been all that high as they usually are. Right now you can expect to shoulder the burden alone. Make the best of it. At the end of the day, you'll see how much you're able to accomplish on your own. And in some ways, that can be a blessing in itself.
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)- Communications are high this week and you've been able to find a renewed appreciation for speaking your mind! This is a time to go forth in what you're wanting. That feeling of a new relationship where anything is possible is exactly the energy you can harness. Your inspired to make a difference and your intuition is heightened. It's your choice right now in where you are going to take life. You might feel as though you need to make decisions regarding what you think is "right" but you need to stay true to your self. Be innovative with your thinking and it will bring you happiness.
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)- You might just need to take a step back from things. You won't be able to break these walls down alone, but that probably won't stop you from trying! This week you could just be trying to do it all, be everything to everyone. And at the same time you might be feeling resentment creeping in. You'll need to realize you most likely brought this on yourself if you felt you could do it "better". If your energy levels are waning and you just feel like giving up.. find something else to take a break with. And then ask for some help! Your way isn't the only way!
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)- The interesting thing is that this card is technically the same as last week's, but this time it's upright! Thankfully your eyes are open to the situation now, but that doesn't mean you're all that happy with what's about to come about. You're not really one for confrontation and you've tried to be nice about it... but confrontation won't work either at this point! So you'll need to see what sort of other route you can take. Sometimes you have to catch those flies with honey. Honesty is your best policy, but in this instance, they already know that about you! You need to take a stance.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)- Well you might just have reached the end of the line.. but right now there's no better place to be. You know the way you've been going about things hasn't been helping, or healthy, for some time! It's time to shed that feeling of what-if-things-went-different.. because they did. And in time, things will be different again! You'll need to give these feelings some rest and move forward into seeing what is right in front of you. Otherwise, you might just wish that things had gone different again. Try not to feel as what happened in the past was "better", it just WAS. Shift focus to what IS and WILL BE!
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)- This week you could find that inspiration you had has now slipped through your fingers. You could have put some of it to good use but then felt that you needed a break.. and then just kinda stayed in that lazy mode. Hey, it happens! Just don't expect anyone to have good advice on how to get you motivated again. That's up to you to figure out! If you want the results, you're going to have to put in the effort. Try not to get discouraged if things don't turn around quick.. think about it like learning to ride a bike, you can't get your motivation back in one try either.
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)- Things might just be a tad confusing.. but by the end of the week, peace should be restored and you'll have a new shining light to follow. You might not want to listen to reason, but this isn't the time to be led astray by someone or something. Take things into better consideration before blindly stepping into something you're not ready for.. even if you THINK you're ready for it, something will give you reason to pause. Listen to your instincts and avoid any unwanted stress you could cause for yourself. You already have the answers, don't think they're any different or will change.
As always, if you'd like a reading you can send me a message at facebook or my email. Hope you all have a great week!