Ace of Stones in the West – Haindl (October)

Ace of Stones in the West – Haindl Deck

Ace Stones

Card of the month for October. This months card is from the beautiful Haindl deck. Here we have the Ace of Stones – Ace of disks or pentacles in other decks. It is the card that contains all the potentialities of the rest of the deck so often can be associated with a windfall of money, giving us the potential to do many different things.

It is the foundation stone in new projects and the practical beginnings of ideas developed through conception, desire, and planning phases, now we get started with our work.

On the card in this deck we see a rainbow – often symbolic of the end of the frustrating and difficult story times and the beginning of the new light and clarity in the world – so things you have been frustrated with over the last couple of month clear up and you now can start the ball rolling again with your plans.

There is a sense of spiritual overseeing in the eagle of the card – you can see the bigger picture of things this month and start to aim for what is really needed, small details, small adjustments can make huge changes possible when you are precise about your actions and see them in the context of the overall picture.

Setting the ball rolling on projects you have gained a lot of wisdom and information about is also depicted here. It is time to act on your vision of a better future! Do it now!

Success is possible for all you start this month, though there will still be much work needed in most cases, excepting where something is seemingly ‘heaven sent’, which is also possible with this energetic weather, most of the success is a way off yet, but the beginnings are now grounded and go well. You can trust in what you build this month.

In relationship terms relationships turn towards activities you can share together, towards the building of practical ways to enhance your experience with your partner, and the ideas around how you can pool your resources and use them to gain more of what you love in your life.

Though a material card it is not all money that is being talked about here it is also the prosperity of beauty, lifestyle, nature and richness of living in a wide sense. Practical ideas that have spirit and meaning to your personally are likely to be the things that manifest this month as you are able to be in the right place at the right time to grasp opportunities.

Keep your eyes open – like the eagle and watch for the spirit sent gifts in your life and say yes where ever your heart sings. A more abundant prosperous life comes your way.

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Knight Wands – Radiant Rider Waite Smith

Knight of Wands

This month’s card reading is the Knight of Wands from the Radiant Rider Waite deck. Here we see a young knight started out on an adventure into the unknown. Fresh creative ideas are symbolised by the shoots on the wand he holds and the energy , enthusasm and dynamisicm he displays is also shown by the salamanders on his tunic. He is confident and self assured, he has control of the horse and knows he can dirtect it where he wishs.

Knight of Wands

So this month we are likely to be experiencing the sense of adventure in our lives. We can take risks to explore new ideas, new projects and new actvities. Perhaps act in new and creative ways. Definitely a month to ‘do something different’ – as in the phrase if you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got. So do something different! Try new things out – get creative in both how you live and also make some room for creative activities – writing, art, music and other forms of self expression.

This month you are likely to have a high confidence in yourself even in the face of the unknown, and like a teenager, able to simply leap into new things feeling you can take on the world. It is also worth being mindful of the fact that though you feel confident there is still much to learn so keep your eyes open and allow yourself to learn from your experimentations and from others too. Don’t allow the fear of making mistakes hold you back – just don’t try and be right all the time. As we accept mistakes and teaching with humility and honour our own courageousness so we forge new paths for ourselves in life whatever our age.

You may find you have more energy this month than you have had and this can be put to good use. As there will be plenty of opportunities to get things done and to enjoy yourself in the month ahead. You have charge of the reigns so make sure you consciously make decisions, it is not so important what the decision is, but that you make it through choice. Your free spirit nature needs an expression this month and spontaneity will serve you well. What you gather from this experience will help you make more committed decisions in the future.

Travel might be highlighted for you this month as it is in line with the spirit of adventure. There is not a committing move to be made but exploration for the sake of it. If you are trying to make decisions with an aspect of committment behind them you might find it more difficult going this month, if you can step back from any final decisions and allow yourself more time to look at the options and to have fun with possibilities. In a few weeks it will be a better time to commit – whether to a person or a idea or new living situation. This freedom will serve you well to aid a better choice to be made and for the structure you make it within to be more to your highest good.

Have a great month, explore and create all you can and I will be back next month with further guidance for you.

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Prince of Cups – Illuminati Tarot

The Card for August comes from the Illuminati deck – nothing to do with the organisation Illuminati – this deck is talking about becoming illuminated and the light in us becoming visible.

So this month we have the Prince of Cups – he is concerned with the emotions – with love and romance and with exploration of these areas. He also is connected with desire and the ability to follow it to find ourselves, our souls and who we truly are. Prince of Cups

So this month of August bring us joy and passion – allow yourself to follow what makes you happy – this will lead you to yourself, even if initially you may think such pleasures can not be spiritual or wholesome, actually what we desire is showing us how we can best develop. Who will help us and what we need at that time.

This is not a card of commitment though and what you are drawn to may not be a long lasting thing – whether in relationship or in activity terms, however it, or they, are likely to be important people and things to learn from through joy rather than struggle.

You may find your relationships are are a high at the moment and that even if in a committed relationship – this month will being excitement and exploration within the relationship this month . You may be literally travelling to places you have always wanted to go, or you may be exploring activities, and experiences within the relationship with courage and excitement. It can be a passionate and sexually fulfilling time, as you allow your previous restrictions and fears to fall away and you enjoy the excitement of the new together in openness.

if you are single then you may be finding yourself drawn to someone this month with whom there is a great deal of chemistry. They may not be around forever so its not a time to commit, but it is a great time for holiday romances and enjoying the moment with awareness and consciousness of the lay of the land. Relationships formed in awareness of their lack of permanence need not be painful when the time comes for it to end. Positive transformation through these temporary connections can be lasting though.

In general life terms, allow things to flow – like the waterfall pictured on the cards flowing can be a beautiful experience. there is no need to make or have strict rules and ‘shoulds’ this month, as you let go of structure you can embrace the moment more fully and find that the things you want to achieve come together much more easily than you expect. Follow what you have the impulse to do. When you have energy for a task you complete it well and quickly, the next moment your desires change and the energy to do another thing comes to you. Trusting all that needs to be done will get its time and following the impulses you have will help your life flow and be joyful and creative.

The month of August is very good for creative projects where you simply follow the ‘muse’. The ideas and inspirations that come to you now will be more powerful and possible than you might expect and the acting upon them lead you to greater self-awareness and also understanding of your path in the longer term.

With this card there is the exploration of our deepest desires, and from here we can see how we would like to create our lives and take actions to make that happen. This month is about the exploration – the deciding on which path will come easily after the exploration has occurred. Open you mind this month to new ideas and possibilities, as you do so you will enable release from self made traps and prisons of the mind. Assumptions we have made about ourselves and our lives are set free and as we release the need to follow old rules the excitement of the plethora or possibilities before us energises us to create the highest life we can for ourselves and our families.

An exciting month ahead – enjoy it to the full and release self judgement completely – Trust the process it will lead you home :D

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July – Knight Wands from Sacred Circle deck

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This month’s card is from the Sacred Circle deck. We have Knight of Wands – key word Adventure!

Knight of Wands

Knight of Wands

This card speaks to us of following our passions – he carries the flaming torch and it lights his way. He is comfortable with the unknown and with exploration. For us to get the most out of this month we need to follow what has heart and meaning for us and release any fears of ‘what may happen if..’ Last month saw us step out of our comfort zone having realised that the lack of risk in our lives kept us trapped. Now we take those risks and are not worried or held back by ‘what if’s..’ we express ourselves in our own unique way and trust that whatever results from this is what is needed on our path forward – we may have challenges along the way but these are seen as part of the great adventure rather than something that we ‘should’ have avoided.

So greet all challenges with a creative spirit and with courage and boldness. Know all that occurs will strengthen you and enliven you even if it seems difficult at first.

Allow yourself to follow your creative impulses as this knight is a warrior of the spirit so guides us forwards in our highest expression of our true self. We might have, in the past, prevented ourselves from fully allowing our creativity out in case others judged or criticised us and what we produced. this month is time to release those restrictions and to feel the freedom of being who we truly are. Have a exploring mind, trying things out and seeing what happens, rather than feeling you need to get something ‘right’ just allow yourself to play and explore. What is discovered and what is created will show you your next steps, and will enable you to feel more and more yourself.

This knight is wearing clothing of red yellow and orange, the colours of fire – also symbolic of creativity, passion, physical activity , energy and a strong self-esteem. This month these elements within you grow and are able to be lived more fully than before. You will feel more lively, and active than usual, partly because as you have accepted yourself more fully than before you now have released energy stored within you trying to be something for someone else. Now you let go of this you find your enthusiasm for life increases and you have more energy than you would normally. You can put it to good use to actively create the future you have always wanted. Allow your joy and excitement to guide you.

As the fire of the flaming torch burns so it transforms and releases help energy, so as you transform yourself andyour situations around you so you release the trapped energy there. This may mean you find yourself releasing emotions you have held onto for a long time – doing so sets you free.

So this month take every opportunity that comes your way and looks exciting. Allow the spirit of discovery and adventure to come into your life in both simple and mundane ways as well as in grander more obvious activities. Every moment of our life can be a creative act is we stay present and see every situation with fresh eyes and containing the possibility of creative solutions each day and each moment.

Trust in yourself and your heart – it will lead you forwards into a more exciting life experience. It is a good month to try new things and to get creative in any way that draws you.

Reading for June 2015 – 4 Cups – Llewellyn Deck

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This month’s single card reading is from the Llewellyn deck and is the 4 cups. It shows a young woman looking at the ground sitting at the bottom of a old tree. Three cups in front of her and 1 hanging from the tree. There is a river flowing in front of her the 3 cups are on the other side of the river.


The three cups on the other side of the river are like those things we kind of want but have given up trying to get they are not far away but out of reach enough and we feel tired and exhausted. We hold ourselves inwards and don’t take any further steps out into the world – we are safe in so many ways – just not very happy. This card is very much about being in a place of safety and this safe place becoming a trap. We start to fear risking something new as where we are is OK. OK, but not ideal. We don’t notice the passing of time in the form f the river, nor do we see that the old and wise wisdom of the tree holds something for us – something we can reach for if we simply stand up and see it.

There is no hurry in a sense – the opportunity is not about to be taken away so we can allow ourselves to sit for as long as it takes us to pluck up the courage to see things from another perspective and take the opportunities that this brings. However if we sit forever then forever time ticks on and we don’t really feel fulfilled or excited by life – it becomes like simply existing.

So in June it is time to start asking yourself whether the comfort you feel is actually worth risking in order to feel more joy, excitement and passion in life. Is there a risk you need to take that actually honours yourself more. Sometimes we see this in our relationships – particularly long term ones – where we are happy enough together that we let little things go and say “its ok I didn’t get to do what I wanted on this occasion – my partner is happy – next time!” But we have said this over and over through the years and it builds up – did the ‘what you wanted’ actually happen or has it become a pattern to avoid conflict by letting the other get what they want?

It is also seen in our relationships with our children when we sacrifice our needs for theirs and forget to make time for our own. Ultimately it leads us to feel down and sometimes resentful and often we don’t even know why.

So take the opportunity in June to do what you want – stand for yourself, allow a little conflict in your relationships in order to honour yourself as much as you have the other.

You may find you have been wanting to meet new people but the routines of being at home have been comforting and tempting you out of taking the risk to reach out to new people, the nerves of the unknown and what might happen holding you back.

Allow the wisdom of the tree that offers you an opportunity – perhaps something from the past you would like to rekindle, perhaps something new that is very solid and actually reliable. All you need to do is stand up and look around to find the opportunity. It is not hidden, except by your assumption it can’t be possible for you. Allow all possibilities and take that first small risky step – things can seem much brighter once you have seen how you have held yourself back.

In business and the work arena the story is the same – perhaps you are thinking of leaving your job but haven’t yet asked for what you ideally want from your current position. Perhaps you feel there is nothing out there. Allow yourself to have an open mind – what if what you want is just there waiting for you? perhaps your boss is happy to give you the pay rise, perhaps the combination of hours and responsibilities is actually completely possible once you ask. Take that step and make it happen – give the universe a chance to offer you exactly what you want.

The trunk of the tree supports you – your own wisdom and experience gained over the years supports you, actually you have created this opportunity yourself you simply need to take it and recognise things are different now to when you made the decision to be happy where you are, as the times change so do the potentials.

Emotionally you may have been holding back your feelings for fear of where they lead but emotions are not good in a static stable place – they are happier when they flow like the river. So allow your feelings out -it is safe to now and they can flow through you and inform you of your next steps once you hear and release what you have been afraid of feeling. You prevent their stagnation holding you up and you allow your passion a place once again in your life. Often the changes needed are less radical than we fear with this card, simply we need a little courage and some small steps and everything starts to move again.

So stand up, trust, go forward, life is offering you just what you need, have courage and faith!

3 cups – Mary El

This month’s card of the month is from the Mary El deck – I love the imagery in this deck. Here we have the 3 cups. The image shows a river coming towards us from the lite sky in the background – it forms three tributaries as it flows over the cliff edge and falls in three channels. traditionally this card is about friendships and how we lovingly connect to each other.

I am instantly struck by the meaning that we all come from the same source of light, however we may conceive of this. We differentiate into individuals with separate paths. we may flow along side others heading in a similar direction to us. As we fall over the cliff edge we trust in our own path and our friends are by our side – doing their own path, but sharing the journey from their own perspective.

There is a feeling of trust as we allow ourselves to connect with another, we can not control the way things will flow – we simply have to discern there is enough in common with the direction we are going and then let go and allow the rest to be as it is. Opening our heart to love and trust as we share with people of like minds.

the tree in the foreground suggests age and wisdom – the many twists and turns life takes us on, sometimes we wind towards one part of the tree then later towards another – overall we are growing, gaining wisdom, strength and reaching for the light in our growth – even in the face of difficult conditions. We allow the experiences we have to shape our future, each challenge bringing a new way of turning to face the light we need to sustain us.

So this month it is time to appreciate your friends and family – those who accompany you on your journey forward in life. We need not to cling, or demand another follows our own pathway, we simply need to appreciate who is with us by our side at any particular time and trust in our own hearts to guide us on our own unique path. Even if a change of direction is needed there will still be others who will be able to share our journey with us – perhaps for a moment – perhaps for longer. So appreciate and let go – be like the river and recognise we are all from one source and have our own unique paths to travel.

Recognise your own history and journey and what has brought you to this place and this time. Your experience is your own and has shaped you – each person you know has their own story and shaping – as we appreciate another’s uniqueness without judgement we are led to appreciate our own, and can honour our own learning and ways.

This month a reflection on the trust you have built with your friends and how your trust in them stems from your trust in your own self, your own commitment to your personal pathway. As we allow ourselves to trust when we fall over the cliff there is a pool to catch us at the bottom so we feel safe allowing others to fall into their own truth also.

The colour of green that is so apparent in this card is telling us to be heart led this month – to focus on what we love and who we love to be with, as well as extending our love to others around us. As we do this we water our connections with people like watering our cherish plants in our garden, we nourish beauty and love in our lives.

Have a wonderful month and enjoy celebrating with your friends, simply and creatively. Spending time on socialising, catching up and making connections will feed both you and those around you.


Wheel of Life – Margarete Petersen


This month’s card reading is the Wheel of Life from the Margarete Petersen deck. There are faces travelling round the image in this deck like a whirlpool some happy some in pain. This card depicts the idea of being affected by the fates in life – how we can feel as if things ‘happen’ to us out of our control. From how lucky we are to how unfair life is.

Wheel of Life

Wheel of Life

Things always change. This month is a time for changing fortunes, things seem to get better or worse of their own accord. Though very often when this card turns up the change in fortunes are more within our control then we think – How we respond to something that occurs to us is a key indicator as to whether we see something as a miracle or as a misfortune.

A really good story which illustrates this point is as follows:

“This farmer had only one horse, and one day the horse ran away. The neighbours came to condole over his terrible loss. The farmer said, “What makes you think it is so terrible?”

A month later, the horse came home–this time bringing with her two beautiful wild horses. The neighbours became excited at the farmer’s good fortune. Such lovely strong horses! The farmer said, “What makes you think this is good fortune?”

The farmer’s son was thrown from one of the wild horses and broke his leg. All the neighbours were very distressed. Such bad luck! The farmer said, “What makes you think it is bad?”

A war came, and every able-bodied man was conscripted and sent into battle. Only the farmer’s son, because he had a broken leg, remained. The neighbours congratulated the farmer. “What makes you think this is good?” said the farmer.”

There are many versions of this story (You can see some here) The main theme being how can we tell whether something is good or bad for us – there are always positives out of difficult situations and challenges with things that go well. In terms of the card if we see ourselves as at the centre of the wheel then we experience life from a point of stillness, if we are on the edge of the wheel then life goes up and down as the wheel turns – at the centre things are constant.

So this month we are being asked to stay in our centre of being. As we return to our spiritual source, our Self, our deepest or highest truth then all that happens around us can be perceived from a spiritual viewpoint and can be seen to be miraculous.  Look out for the miraculous in everything that happens this month.

The other aspect to appreciate is that as we ourselves focus on being centred in our lives we also then make decisions from our centre and small differences in what we decide and when bring to us different circumstances. This month we can also realise how what we are experiencing, how we feel it, is coming from the degree of centred-ness we have had in the recent past. As we constantly strive for our centre so we improve the flow of life more and more. In my experience this card indicates we are ready to embrace that flow more than ever this month and allow our true selves the control over what we do when. As we do this so we find out truth reflected back to us.

Self esteem is high in the month ahead and we have the opportunity to strengthen this through all that occurs. Increasing our self love leading us to expect miracles in all that happens.