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September Faves in Tarot, Oracle and Crystals

I had a fantastic September. I took almost two weeks off at my day job, and spent five days on a Women’s retreat. I spent a long weekend in Gold Country for my extended family’s annual camping trip. I did a lot of self-soul searching and shadow work. I performed more readings and declared my freedom from worry about what others think about my coming out as a Tarot reader.

There was a lot of shadow work I needed to do on myself and in my personal and professional relationships during the month of September. My country, America, is going through a lot of challenges right now and I had to deal with some deep rooted issues and hurts this month. I am an empath, so I took on many others’ emotions and low vibrations. So much so, that it was a drag to be around me towards the end of the month. It was hard, and at times painful, but necessary, as I purged out negative, lack filled thoughts and emotions. I was grateful for the low vibrations, because I felt poorly, and that spawned me to seek out higher vibrational frequencies to align to.

Some stones that I worked with this month was Smokey Quartz, Carnelian, and Gold Sheen Obsidian, while I navigated my shadow work.

#Self-loveSeptember was amazing for me. I was reminded how important self-love and self-nurturing is for our bodies and spirits. Lightworkers, especially must learn to prioritize self-love practices. I will carry what I started in September throughout the rest of my year.

Check out the above video for decks I worked with this month. Also, see the decks that got edged in black permanent marker. I broke my edging cherry and edged three decks in September – my Stretch Tarot, my Sun and Moon Tarot in a tin, and my Mildred Payne’s Secret Pocket Oracle.

As I bid farewell to September and summer, I welcome October and autumn with open arms. How was your September? What decks and spiritual tools were in your rotation during September?


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My Personal Reading and Shadow Work

Not all is fun and games in women’s retreats and oracle readings. In this video, I discuss why self-shadow work is necessary for relationships to work. I also touch upon how I tried to shove and ignore the two shadow cards back in my deck, like I never saw them, but oh, I saw them alright.

Sometimes wisdom on our shadow side comes in bite sized messages, that opens us up to huge possibilities when one takes the time to dig deep and heal. In my case, I had to look my ego in the eye, swallow my pride and realize that I have been a little one sided and selfish.

Where in your life do you need to  shed light on your shadow self?

Much Love, 

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What Decks I’m Taking on My Retreat

~Readings will resume after my women’s retreat on September 10, 2017~

What decks go on the road with you when it’s time to go on vacation? I am off to a women’s retreat in the gorgeous coastal Northern Californian redwoods and I need some divine tarot interludes while I’m away.

My decks that are going on the retreat
My decks that are coming with me on the retreat.

Dreams of Gaia, and the Triple Goddess appeal to my nature side and the beauty of the lands I will be traveling to. The Stretch Tarot and The Steampunk Tarot, both are representative of vintage and yesteryear, a throwback to what once was – like the rustic cabin I will be staying in while I am retreating with my soul sisters.

My go-to oracle decks for this trip is Earth Magic Oracle Cards, Sacred Creators Oracle, and White Rabbit Oracle. They each will give me different sources of inspiration and play nicely with my chosen tarot decks. In the video I indicated I was bringing my brand new, micro Mildred Payne’s Secret Pocket Oracle, but after much thought, decided to pass, as I would be heartbroken if I’d lost one of its tiny cards so far away from home.

My retreat reading
My impromptu reading for my Women’s Retreat. Triple Goddess Tarot and Earth Magic Oracle.

As a fun send off, I decided to throw a couple of cards down from the decks that are coming with me. The Crone or devil card from the Triple Goddess tarot indicates I need to release myself from the restraints of daily life, indulge in some healthy activities, and free myself from my addictions to worry and stressing over everything. The four of swords from the same deck reminds me to know when to rest my body and mind. This is a time of grounding, centering, peace, respite, and to contemplate my life. Finally, the Earth Magic Oracle’s Dragonfly Emergence card indicates that once I attend this retreat, I am on the verge of emerging quickly into the next cycle of my life. The rest and respite of the four of swords makes way for the emergence of my new self to be revealed.

Say yes to #selfloveSeptember and look up ways you can retreat in your own life. Go on an actual retreat or create your own weekend getaway, with the sole purpose in mind to deepen your connection with yourself and your dreams. We all need a moment to pull back, hang with spiritually connected beings, center ourselves, so that we are ready to emerge into the next cycle of our lives.

See you all soon! Blessings, 


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