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Weekly Forecast Monday May 20th, 2019

Monday 5/20 – Skunk Reversed  – Are you aware of what  kind of energy you are putting out in the world? In every interaction and even as you simply walk down the street, you are transmitting energy and being very conscious about the quality of that energy can make a big impact on your experience in this life. It is often the case that we get what we give, so if you’re finding yourself feeling challenged or put off by the way others seem to be responding to you, you might check in and see if they are mirroring either your behaviors or your internal state. Becoming a master of your own frequency is one of the most empowering things you can do, so observe from a place of curiosity, calibrate as needed, and and notice how things shift.

Tuesday 5/21 – Moose Reversed  - Acknowledging your strengths and gifts isn’t arrogant; it’s actually the first step in being able to discover your purpose and share your medicine with the world. If you’ve been having trouble honoring your worthiness, it’s time to dig into some self-love practices. Honor your body, your heart, your mind, and the journey that you have made. You are not here by accident and if you’ve been struggling to figure out what your unique contribution to this world could be, look into the areas where you’ve experienced the most challenge. It is often the case the we extract medicine from the very experiences that could have poisoned us. Celebrate that ways that you made it through the difficult times, even if it wasn’t a perfectly pretty process, and then find a way to turn around and help others that are going through something similar.

Wednesday 5/22 – Alligator Reversed  – It’s time to integrate the wisdom of your mind with the deep knowing of your body. You can study and spend time learning about tools for creating a happier, healthier life for yourself but nothing really deepens our understanding and connection to a concept as powerfully as embodied experience. Particularly if you’ve been on a fast-tracked growth trajectory lately, make sure you’re taking the time to fully digest and practice what you’re learning before moving on to your next retreat, workshop, or book.

Thursday 5/23 – Grouse Reversed – As we move through life, we often encounter the same lessons again and again. As frustrating as it can be to feel like you’re finding yourself coming face to face with the same issue repeatedly, it’s a sign that there is a gift for you held within the challenge. The key to unlocking this gift and releasing yourself from the cycle is presence. When we resist what life is bringing our way, we miss the opportunity to grow and expand. When we embrace what is, as if we had asked for it, we are able to engage with our experience from a much more empowered place and one that allows us to receive the lesson and, often, this disarms our trigger around this experience. So go ahead surrender to the wild, magical ride of your life, savor the joyful experiences, and mine the challenging ones for gifts. All of it is happening for you, instead of to you. 

Friday 5/24 – Buffalo – There is power in prayer and today is a wonderful day to tap into that. Ask for support. Ask to be shown the next right step. Ask for grace or strength or courage. And then wait. Look around. You might be surprised by what shows up for you. You most likely have more abundance than you even realize and resources that you weren’t even aware of in the form of relationships, personal skills and gifts, and in the natural world around you. If you are feeling like you’re caught in the struggle today, try turning the outcome over to Spirit. Let go of the need to try to control what’s happening and allow yourself to drop back into flow. Sometimes softness can be much more effective than force, and it definitely requires a whole lot less energy. Give it a try.  

Saturday 5/25 – Dog – For any relationship to be healthy, exchange is vital. This means that the energy in the relationship flows circularly, and that both parties are receiving nourishment from the connection. Take some time today to look at the relationships in your life that leave you feeling supported and lifted up--are you reciprocating the love? If not, check in with your people and ask them how you can best support them. It might be something really unexpected as each and every one of us has our own unique love languages and ways of receiving support from others. While you’re at it, you might also check in with your relationship with yourself. It’s just as important to be loyal to our own hearts and needs as it is to those of our friends and family, chosen or given, so make sure that you’re honoring and nourishing yourself, too.

Sunday 5/26 – Bat Reversed – The only constant in life is change and yet, for so many of us, change can be quite confronting and lead to resistance. We want to turn and cling to what has been, but why? How do we know that what is coming is not even better? Today, do your best to let go with grace. Surrender into the unknown possibilities and walk bravely forward. So much of our experience in this life is shaped by how we frame what we are going through. See if you can choose to simply view the shifts that are taking place as an exciting adventure. Sure, there may be some bumps and missteps along the way, but with a state of awe and curiosity, even the challenges can be met with trust and gratitude.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday May 13th, 2019

Monday 5/13 – Mouse Reversed  – You may be presented with some big opportunities or decisions today and, no matter how enticing something might seem at first glance, take a beat before you respond. This will allow you to check in with your body and your more subtle senses, as well as any additional cues or information from your environment, so that you can be sure that you know what you’re committing to and that it truly feels right in your bones. If you feel any hesitance or something seems a bit off, you might consider passing on the opportunity for the time being or at the very least, taking some additional time to examine your options.

Tuesday 5/14 – Coyote  - Learning to laugh at yourself is one of the greatest skills you can master and you may have an opportunity to get some practice in doing just that today. If you find yourself in challenging circumstances or entangled in a frustrating interaction, try to remember that none of us are getting out of this life alive and that being self-righteous or taking yourself too seriously only robs you of ease, joy, and connection in these precious and limited days. Make things easier on yourself by breathing through any tension and doing your best to adopt a more light-hearted approach to anything that comes your way.

Wednesday 5/15 – Antelope  – There are moments to wait and plan and prepare, and then there are moments to simply jump into action. Today calls for the latter so take the first step towards whatever it is that you wish to create. Don’t allow perfectionism or indecisiveness to paralyze you any longer. You can learn as you go and you will! Focus on the process, allow it to be a playful one, and before you know it, you’ll be checking off milestones. The sooner you start working towards your dreams, the faster you’ll see them come to life!

Thursday 5/16 – Alligator – Life can go by so quickly sometimes that we can breeze right past major transitions, lessons, and accomplishments if we don’t intentionally take the time to honor our journeys. Give yourself that gift today by reflecting on all that you’ve come through in recent weeks and months. Celebrate your successes. Find the gifts that came out of the struggles. Acknowledge yourself for how far you’ve come. You may find that there are new layers of insight and growth that you can glean now that you have the additional perspective that time and distance from experiences can often offer. It is through integrating these lessons that we learn to soften, to trust ourselves, and to embrace the contrast that is inherent in the human experience.

Friday 5/17 – Raven Reversed – If you want to see magic, you have to open your eyes and heart to it. Have you forgotten the wonder and awe you felt as a child over the simplest things? Create space to drop back into that childlike state by doing things that spark your curiosity or humble you. This could be anything from spending time in nature and observing the complex dance of life all around you to learning about a new topic that has always fascinated you. Allow yourself to remember how miraculous this life truly is and let that awareness light you up with a sense of possibility and joy.

Saturday 5/18 – Elk – Pace yourself today, particularly if you’ve been feeling run down or if you know you’ve got any big projects on the horizon. As tempting as it can be to fill our weekends with social engagements and exciting activities, sometimes what’s needed most is proper down time and relaxation. If you really feel like you need to make an appearance somewhere, set up an early exit plan for yourself beforehand that way you don’t overstay and push past your own limits. You’ll thank yourself later on for practicing a little extra self-care in the form of setting boundaries both with yourself and with others.

Sunday 5/19 – Dragonfly – As much as many of us would love to believe we have it all figured out, the truth is that none of us really do. We’re all viewing life through our own unique lens which is very much shaped by our upbringings, the culture that we’re steeped in, life experiences, and biological differences that shape our perception. Don’t be afraid to question your beliefs and what you think you know. In fact, you can even make a game out of being the devil’s advocate in your own mind. Asking yourself if your thoughts are absolutely true is a wonderful way to expand your mind and your worldview and can even support your ability to find creative solutions!

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday May 6th, 2019

Monday 5/6 – Alligator – Slow it down today. Don’t be afraid to take a beat, or multiple beats, so that you can choose your response intentionally rather than simply reacting from an unconscious place. If you can remain in observer mode today, and wait until tomorrow to make a decision on anything major, all the better. You may find that if you spend a little more time digesting the situation at hand, new information will come forward and knowledge is power, as they say. Either way, make sure that you are taking time to consider and integrate every perspective before you make any big moves today.

Tuesday 5/7 – Elk Reversed  - Have you been feeling the burn of Spring fever lately? As exciting as the shift from Spring to Summer can be with festival seasons and longer days full of more warmth and light, it’s important to still carve out time for deep rest. If you have to, block out time in your calendar for proper sleep and unscheduled downtime to curb the temptation to burn the candle at both ends. Even enjoyable activities can run down our energy reserves if we aren’t mindful of maintaining balance, so practice checking in with yourself (and maybe your calendar, too) to see if you actually have the bandwidth for a commitment before you send in your RSVP.

Wednesday 5/8 – Bat  – Shifts are underway today and this is a wonderful thing! Embrace the changes that are taking place in your life as if you had prayed for them and release anything that doesn’t support your growth and fullest light. Trust that you are more than capable of meeting anything that comes your way and that anything that is removed from your life is only creating space for things that are more fully aligned with with who you are and who you are becoming.

Thursday 5/9 – Squirrel Reversed – You get to choose your perspective and how you want to frame your own experiences and this is especially important to remember when we fall into the trap of “not enoughness”. If you’ve been feeling a sense of lack in any area of your life, whether that’s externally or internally, challenge yourself to be a hunter for what is good and beautiful and going right in your life. If you can find even one thing that you are truly grateful for, immerse yourself in the tenderness and fulfillment that you receive from that experience. It is a simple practice, but a powerful one when it comes to shifting out of lack and negativity and into a place of fulfillment and joy.  

Friday 5/10 – Beaver Reversed – Are you protecting your investments--financially, of course, but just as importantly, your time and energy? So often, we set out goals and work towards them, but quietly engage in habits and activities that are counterproductive. A question to ask yourself today (and really, every day) as you make choices about how you spend your time, energy, and money is: Does this support the life I’m trying to create? Bringing that awareness to each of your choices can help you get clearer around places where you might be leaking energy and what shifts you might want to make in order to bring your life into greater alignment with your goals and values.

Saturday 5/11 – Prairie Dog – Invest in rest today, and not just time away from work, but truly deep restoration. Sleep in or take a nap midday. Spend the afternoon alone, with a journal, out in nature and unplugged from screens, or in meditation. Create a DIY spa treatment at home with a long soak in an epsom salt bath and then massage oils or body butter into your skin, really spending time loving up every inch of your body. Make yourself a nourishing meal and eat it in silence, slowly savoring every bite. Self care doesn’t have to be expensive or flashy; more than anything, it’s about the intention you infuse into your practices and the space you create to be truly present with yourself.

Sunday 5/12 – Spider – Close out the weekend with creativity! Dance, paint, write, sing, craft--just whatever you do, do it with joy, a sense of playfulness, and a focus on the process rather than on the end product. In fact, you might even try setting the intention to be sloppy and make a mess just to release yourself from any underlying drive towards perfectionism. If you allow it, your creative practice can be one of deep healing and release as well as a wonderful way to connect with your inner child and the sweet desires of your spirit. So find a medium that speaks to you, and dive in!

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday April 29th, 2019

Monday 4/29 – Alligator Reversed - You can go through life lesson after life lesson but if you don’t take time to pause and take stock of your experiences then you miss the opportunity to celebrate your successes and to learn from your challenges. Allow yourself some time for stillness today so that you can process and integrate all that life has offered you. Also, if you’re confronted with a situation that brings up a big emotional response, take a beat and a deep breath before acting. Ask yourself how much of what you’re feeling is about what’s immediately in front of you and how much of what’s coming up for you is tied to an old wound. Does this situation feel uncannily similar to a painful experience from your past? If so then you’re being presented with an opportunity to heal it through feeling it. Once you’ve sorted out what’s old and what’s new, you’ll be able to respond from a much more grounded and wise place.

Tuesday 4/30 – Salmon - It’s time to return home, whatever that means to you. Maybe that’s a geographical location or maybe that’s simply your body and your heart space. Either way, we’re definitely being called to tune more deeply into our inner knowing and to honor its wisdom. If you are feeling drawn to a certain path but you find that you’re experiencing a lot of resistance on your journey, don’t worry. Pace yourself but keep going as long as your direction still feels aligned with the core of your being. You may be closer to your destination than you think. You came into this body at this particular time on this planet for a purpose. Only you can know what that is and only you can bring it to light. If you know what legacy you wish to leave behind when your days are done, make sure that you are allowing that knowing to guide you every single day. If you’re still trying to uncover that deeper purpose, ask yourself how you would spend your time if you had only one year left to live. Let the answers shape how you move through your days.

Wednesday 5/1 – Swan Reversed - Standing out can be uncomfortable for many of us, especially those of us who have experienced any sort of unkindness or mistreatment around the ways in which we are different, but it’s only through radical self-acceptance and authenticity that we are able to share our unique gifts with those around us. In fact, it is often our quirks and self-perceived “flaws” that hold the very medicine we are meant to bring into the world. If you’re struggling to embrace all of who you are and share it courageously with others, remember that by doing so, you give permission to those around you to do the same.

Thursday 5/2 – Butterfly – Life is made up of countless birth-death-birth cycles for each of us and it’s important to honor where we find ourselves in the present moment. What gifts does your particular phase of life hold? Perhaps you are even in different phases in different areas of your life! Your transformation is inevitable, so there’s no need to rush the process. Celebrate where you are at right now, knowing that it will shift in time.

Friday 5/3 – Antelope Reversed – Have you been feeling unmotivated, stalled out, or stuck in a place of indecision today? If so, the solution is to simply take action. A single step, no matter how small or uncertain can help you break through the inertia and get moving in the right direction. If you’re feeling trapped or disempowered, it’s time to get curious about where you might have more agency than you previously realized. At the very least, you get to be in choice around what perspective you hold and how you speak to yourself about your circumstances so start from the inside if you feel like you can’t change what’s going on externally.

Saturday 5/4 – Weasel Reversed – Check your intentions today and do your best to make sure that you’re bringing clear energy and integrity to everything you do. Even subtle forms of manipulation tend to have a boomerang effect and often come back around in the form of stress, complications, and entanglements. To avoid setting up a trap for yourself, simply be as straightforward and transparent as possible today. Even if you don’t get the response you were hoping for, you’ll know that you’re only receiving the things that were truly meant for you and you can rest easy knowing that you honored the free will of those around you. Nothing brings quite as much peace as a clear conscience.


Sunday 5/5 – Snake – Today is an especially ripe moment for any and all creative pursuits. If your chosen forms of expression have the added benefit of bringing more light and healing into the world then all the better! Don’t worry about whether your art is “good enough”; simply create for the pure joy of the process and as a way of opening yourself up to be a channel for Spirit. You might be surprised at what comes through you if you really allow yourself to drop in, let go of expectations, and move from a place of tenderness and honesty. No one else has your unique combination of gifts and perspective. Share them with the world generously today!

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday April 22nd, 2019

Monday 4/22 – Moose - Healthy self esteem is the foundation for a healthy life, from the types of relationships we choose, to how we treat our bodies, and everything in between. And it’s not just about loving the parts of ourselves that we believe to be “good” or “acceptable”, but about embracing all of who we are, both the light and the shadow. What parts of yourself do you tend to hide away or minimize for fear of being rejected or judged? We make room for true acceptance and belonging when we share ourselves vulnerably, so be brave and let it hang out a little today. When you’re proud of the person you are, you won’t need anyone else to validate your worthiness.

Tuesday 4/23 – Otter Reversed - Expressiveness. Creativity. Flow. Interdepence. Patience. Empathy. Receptivity. These are the gifts of the feminine and qualities that all of us, no matter how we identify, can celebrate and honor. Which of these gifts do you have room to cultivate within yourself and in your life? How can you honor these qualities in those around you? Where can you listen more deeply, without a need to fix or solve? Are there places you can soften and make more space for tenderness? In what relationships could you express your love more openly? These are questions worth sitting with today.

Wednesday 4/24 – Snake - Life isn’t so much about what you’ve got as it is about what you do with what you’ve got. Our greatest struggles hold the possibility for the deepest healing, not only for yourself but for others as well. See if you can turn your problems or complaints into purpose today. Channel and release any difficult emotions into art, a passion project, or (a) movement. This will help you shift into a more empowered perspective at the very least and may even yield some unexpected solutions to the issues at hand. The key here is to ground any overwhelming energies first so that you’re taking action from a clear and aligned place.

Thursday 4/25 – Beaver – If there’s something you’re wanting to build then you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and do the work. You can have a magnificent vision, but without action, it’s only a wistful dream. If you’re struggling to motivate, maybe it’s time to ask yourself where you’re leaking energy. Are you participating in relationship dynamics that leave you drained or whiling away the hours aimlessly scrolling social media seeking a fulfillment that might be better found in more meaningful pursuits? No need to be hard on yourself, as perfectionism and self-criticism are also sneaky ways to avoid stepping into our purpose. Simply get clear about what you value most and let your choices reflect that.

Friday 4/26 – Hawk Reversed – Both your environment and your body are speaking to you all the time. Are you listening? If you’re staying so busy that you never have a moment of stillness or you’re constantly projecting your fears onto the future, it can be challenging to connect with your intuition and the signs and synchronicities that are presenting themselves. Slow down. Breathe. Ground. Come back into your body so that you can be more available to receive intuitive messages. There’s no better source of guidance than your own vessel with all of its unique gifts and senses, so tune into it, listen closely, and then honor its wisdom.

Saturday 4/27 – Dolphin – When you’re feeling disconnected, uncertain, or frazzled, you can always come back to your breath. It is the purest manifestation of life force, along with your tender beating heart, and both move in rhythm with all of nature. If you’re chest is tight and breathing deeply feels challenging, then you know it’s time to play, to connect with nature, and to engage in experiences that offer you an opportunity to bring your full presence to the moment at hand. Fill your heart up, so that you can remember what a gift this life truly is.


Sunday 4/28 – Black Panther – There is so little in this life that we have any real control over and we have to choose whether we respond to that truth with anxiety and fear or with joy and trust. Which will you choose today? Can you embody the belief that life is happening for you instead of to you? Even if things don’t appear to be going your way? Life is so very full of surprises and unexpected gifts and even the most frustrating or painful detours often ultimately land us on the doorstep of something truly wonderful. Look for the lessons and growth in every circumstance that you’re handed and keep your heart open to the possibility of beauty and magic. Let go of how you thought things should be and you might just find yourself in a full embrace of what actually is.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday April 15th, 2019

Monday 4/15 – Prairie Dog - Take some time out today and really nourish yourself in the most gentle ways possible. Avoid the tendency to fill up every minute of your free time with activities, no matter how many exciting or fun opportunities come your way. Truly deep restoration requires quiet, stillness, and space for yourself. It’s important to take time every once in a while to do a full reboot in order to keep all your systems running smoothly so, whether it’s for half an hour or the full day, go ahead and fully unplug.

Tuesday 4/16 – Bear - The softer energies continue today and the messages coming forward are around dropping into a place of introspection. There may be a need to be present with parts of yourself that you don’t often tend to, either out of over-busyness or maybe even a little bit of fear. There is nothing inside of you that you cannot face. Connect with your heart center, take a deep breath, and then bravely meet the parts of yourself that are waiting to be seen, acknowledged, and loved up.

Wednesday 4/17 – Raccoon - Don’t underestimate your ability to offer healing and support to those around you. The beauty in navigating challenging circumstances is being able to one day turn around and offer guidance and encouragement for others struggling with similar things. What have you come through? What have you conquered in your precious lifetime? Is there anyone around you who might benefit from the wisdom you’ve gleaned across these experiences? If so, be generous of spirit today and offer whatever support you can.

Thursday 4/18 – Swan Reversed – Grace requires embodiment; there’s really no way around that. How can we move with ease and harmony if we are disconnected from our bodies, our hearts, or our spirits? Inhabit yourself fully. Drop into the truth of who you are and let that shine out of your every pore. Anyone who is repelled by your light was never meant for you and the ones that are meant for you will flock to your energy like a beacon. This goes for opportunities as well, so do your best to let go of any tendencies to try to be anything other than who you truly are, and let that clarity simplify your life in the most incredible ways.

Friday 4/19 – Crow – In order to stand fully in our own light we have to be willing to embrace our own shadow as well, and the key to doing that effectively is first rooting deeply in compassion and self love. A little light-heartedness never hurts either. We can hold our challenges, our shortcomings, and the places where we still have lots of work to do with gentleness. In fact, to create true and deep healing, it’s absolutely necessary. Once you’re able to laugh, feel tenderness, and an opening to growth and expansion, rather than shame and contraction, you’ll know that you’re on your way to freedom.

Saturday 4/20 – Armadillo – Life and our needs are ever-changing so our boundaries must be dynamic as well. What worked for you two years ago or last month or yesterday, may no longer work for you today. Check in. Are there places where you can be more flexible? Are there boundaries that you’re finding to be too soft? This process is just as much about the boundaries you set with yourself as it is about the boundaries you express to others. And the key word in that sentence is “express”. People aren’t mind-readers so if you want them to honor your needs, you must first make sure that you’ve been clear about what they are.

Sunday 4/21 – Wolf Reversed – Don’t get sucked into the trap of thinking you have nothing left to learn or that no one else can offer you insights or wisdom. Absolutely everyone and everything can be your teacher if you only open yourself up to receive their unique perspectives and gifts. Children. Animals. Plants. Loved ones. Experiences. Even people and circumstances that we might wish desperately to be rid of hold a treasure. Don’t rob yourself of the opportunity to find it by remaining closed in your heart and/or mind. Live in a state of curiosity and you’ll find that there’s something new to learn absolutely every single day.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday April 8th, 2019

Monday 4/8 – Lynx – With intuitive gifts come responsibility. It is not always helpful or appropriate to share every vision, premonition, or download we receive, particularly if it pertains to the inner world or destiny of another. Trust that whatever information you’re picking up on is just as much, if not more so, a message about and for you as it is for others. Focus on how your intuitive hits might guide and inform your own life and choices, and leave others to find their own way in their own time.  

Tuesday 4/9 – Blue Heron Reversed  - Wading through the watery depths of our inner world is a valuable undertaking, but make sure that you are actually connecting with the feelings that come up rather than simply intellectualizing them. Allow yourself to be with the abstract, hard-to-name experiences without needing to categorize them or tie them up into a nice, neat little package. If you want to know if you’ve truly integrated the lessons and growth you’ve been working towards, go out into the world and connect with others. Relationships are some of the greatest mirrors for where we have healed and where we still have work to do.

Wednesday 4/10 – Badger Reversed  – Watch out for falling into aggressive energies today like reactivity, defensiveness, and reckless uses of power. Anger is healthy, but it must be transmuted if it is going to be constructive. Take deep breaths. Ground by spending time outside and/or placing your bare feet on the floor or, ideally, the earth. Channel your intensity into creative outlets like writing, painting, or movement. Remember that true power is in being able to choose how you respond to life, rather than reacting out of unconscious programming that rarely ever serves.

Thursday 4/11 – Otter – Tap into the gifts of feminine energy today. Receptivity, open-heartedness, creativity, emotion, connection, expression, and intuition. We all have the capacity to embody these qualities no matter how we identify and, in fact, we must, to a certain extent, if we want to achieve a healthy and balanced spirit. If this softer, more abstract way of being feels way outside of your comfort zone, play at the edge and test out new approaches and perspectives. If nothing else, you will have gained a little more self-awareness, which certainly never hurts.  

Friday 4/12 – Swan – Have you ever had an experience in which you felt that you were supported by unseen forces or something greater than yourself? If so, then you know first hand what it is to be touched by Grace. It may have been something momentous or perhaps it was subtle and fleeting, but chances are, you weren’t the same afterwards. Open yourself up to wonder and awe today. Make space for the possibility that you are part of something so much bigger than you could ever fathom. Allow yourself to believe in magic and you just might start to see it all around you.

Saturday 4/13 – Weasel Reversed – Even the most seemingly innocent forms of manipulation are still a setup for getting tangled up in icky energy. Stay above board today and if you want something from someone, just be direct and ask. Your request may be met or denied, but the sense of integrity that you cultivate by honoring others’ free will and refraining from using  trickery or mind games for personal gain will be well worth it. Besides, anything you can lose from being honest is something you never truly had to begin with.

Sunday 4/14 – Lizard – Dare to dream today. Allow yourself to weave the boldest, most beautiful visions of your life you can possibly imagine. Don’t worry about what’s realistic or not, but instead focus on the feelings and types of experiences that show up when you imagine your perfect day or week or year. Even if you don’t create exactly what you dreamt up, you’ll be working towards and in alignment with a frequency that feels most authentic and nourishing to you, and that approach will always land you exactly where you need to be.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday April 1st, 2019

Monday 4/1 – Butterfly Reversed – We are all constantly undergoing cycles of transformation and, as part of this process, we must also undergo destruction to a certain extent. The caterpillar doesn’t know that it is on its way to becoming a butterfly when it wraps itself up in a chrysalis and begins to completely break down into something completely unrecognizable. It is only relying on instinct. A call that is so compelling that it can’t be resisted. We too hear these calls from our hearts and souls, and sometimes, the journey we must go on to answer that call involves surrendering, allowing ourselves to unravel, and then embracing the process of becoming something entirely new. This requires courage and a faith in your own inner knowing. Today you have the choice. Remain as the caterpillar and stay comfortably on the ground. Or answer the call, allow yourself to dissolve and disintegrate, and release anything that might be holding you back, so that you can emerge with wings. What will you choose?

Tuesday 4/2 – Elk Reversed  - It can feel safer to hide out and not share who you are fully and authentically, but, while that might protect you from rejection, it keeps you from ever really feeling a sense of true belonging. Share your voice, your message, and your unique way of seeing the world bravely. Allow people to truly see who you are and let the chips fall where they may. Your authenticity is the best litmus test for who is meant for you and who is not. Let those who don’t resonate with you go with nothing but love in your heart so that your energy and attention can be reserved for those with whom you can connect in a much deeper and more nourishing way. And the more you put yourself out there, the more your people will be able to find you. So no more playing small or muting your frequency. Shine brightly and true.

Wednesday 4/3 – Lizard Reversed  – Your dreams are not frivolous. They are some of the greatest clues to your deepest desires and your soul’s purpose, so do your best to make proper space for them to come through. Be sure to get proper rest, eat nourishing foods, and release unnecessary sources of stress from your life. Your body is the vessel through which you connect to your intuition so taking care of it is one of the most potent ways to open yourself up to receive the wisdom it holds. You might also want to set aside some time to be alone and, if possible, to drop into a meditative practice. It’s in stillness and quiet that we are often most able to hear the whispers of our hearts.

Thursday 4/4 – Crow – We can’t live in the light without casting a shadow and it is so absolutely vital that we accept and acknowledge this truth. Every quality we have, both the ones that we deem as “good” and the ones we deem as “bad”, is a double-sided coin. Today we are being called to look at the parts of ourselves that we struggle to accept, to explore them with curiosity, and to uncover their gifts. It is only through compassionate self-acceptance that we are able to bring the parts of ourselves that we find challenging into the light and integrate them in a way that can serve both our own healing and that of the world.

Friday 4/5 – Otter Reversed – We all carry feminine and masculine energies and the message today is about embodying the gifts of femininity in a healthy way. This means cultivating our capacities for being receptive, open-hearted, intuitive, expressive, creative, and patient. We are being asked to soften and to allow ourselves to surrender more fully into loving connection with others. If you find yourself tempted to act out in petty, jealous, or aggressive ways today, place your hand on your heart, breathe deeply into that tender place in your chest, and ask yourself how you can meet the moment or circumstances at hand from a place of love.

Saturday 4/6 – Squirrel Reversed – The art of preparation is a delicate one and finding the balance between being lackadaisical and being neurotic can take some finesse sometimes. Ask yourself where you’re landing on that spectrum today and adjust accordingly. Could you put a little more care and energy into laying the foundation for the things you’re wishing to create in your life or is it time to practice surrendering and invite in a little more flexibility and flow? What resources do you really need to carry you through the season ahead and what can you let go of to make room for expansion? Our needs are dynamic and ever-changing so taking regular inventories of what is truly serving and adding joy to our lives (and releasing anything that isn’t) can help us live in authentic alignment with our values and visions.

Sunday 4/7 – Frog Reversed – If you’ve been thinking about doing a Spring detox, now’s the time! And don’t limit it only to your dietary choices; we are constantly consuming things with our minds, bodies, and spirits and it’s important to cleanse each aspect of our beings regularly to avoid accumulating toxic, stagnant, or blocked energies. Whether you choose to reboot your eating habits, take some time away from the digital world, or explore practices that help you move and release energy, take good care of yourself along the way. It’s common to experiencing a little detox hangover or discomfort when changing our habits and some extra self care can help you stay the course so you that can come out on the other side feeling lighter, more radiant, and healthier.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday March 25th, 2019

Monday 3/25 – Hummingbird Reversed – Joy is magnetic and choosing to live within that frequency is one of the most empowering shifts we can make. Regardless of our circumstances we can always decide to orient towards gratitude, wonder, and awe. This doesn’t mean slapping on a fake smile when we’re sad or struggling, but rather maintaining a perspective of curiosity, an openness to the possibility that everything is happening for, instead of to, us, and a willingness to seek out the beauty in absolutely every experience. Yes, life can have its fair share of challenges and heaviness, but it’s up to each of us to decide how we carry the load. Make things easier on yourself  today by releasing the weight of bitterness and fear and allow the spaces left behind to be filled with love and the simplest pleasures, which are the truest forms of nourishment we can ever have in this life.

Tuesday 3/26 – Skunk Reversed  - Relationships can be some of the most powerful mirrors in our lives and often reflect the ways that we show up in the world. If you’ve been repeatedly finding yourself tangled up in interpersonal dynamics that don’t feel good to you, it might be a good time to ask yourself where your responsibility in that is. While we can’t control other people’s behavior, we are constantly sending out messages, consciously and not, about what we have to offer and what we are willing to accept, and this plays a big role in the types of relationships we find ourselves in. If you don’t like what’s been showing up for you, take some time to reflect on what you’ve been putting out in the world and make the necessary adjustments so that you can call in the connections and experiences that you actually desire.

Wednesday 3/27 – Badger  – There’s a time and a place for everything and today it’s time to tap into and harness those aggressive energies that may have been bubbling under the surface for a while. Channel them into any projects or ventures that seem to have stalled out during the retrograde season that just ended and don’t be afraid to go after what you want with intensity. Just be sure that you are grounding with lots of self care and proper down time to avoid getting burned out or falling into the trap of tunnel vision. And don’t forget to check in regularly to make sure that your actions are aligned with your values so that anything you create is built on a foundation of integrity.

Thursday 3/28 – Spider – Your entire life is a masterpiece that you create moment by moment, and when you’re intentional about what it is you’re creating, you have the opportunity to make it something that is healing, both for you and for the world. What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind when you take your last breath? What impact do you wish to have on people and the world around you? Allow the answer to those questions infuse each breath, each word you speak or write, how and where you spend your time and energy, and the way in which you move through the world.

Friday 3/29 – Weasel – Sometimes when we encounter challenging circumstances, it can be incredibly helpful to consider different perspectives. There’s multiple sides to every story, conflict, and situation. Being able to at least consider each side allows us to have a more dynamic understanding of what is in front of us, and therefore a more informed, creative, and nuanced approach to addressing it. Brining a playful attitude to this sort of investigation and keeping it centered in tenderness and curiosity will also ensure that we don’t fall into manipulation, which has a tendency to backfire and yield undesired results anyway. The goal here is to try to figure out how to work with what we’ve got in the most constructive way.

Saturday 3/30 – Mouse – Take a little time today to really focus in on the details. Take inventory of the various areas of your life and really ask yourself what is in alignment and what is not. Make sure that all of your systems, both internally and externally, are functioning at their most optimal and if they’re not, start the work of figuring out what needs to shift so that you can create the conditions for the most vibrant, healthy, and joyful life you can possibly live. This may involve letting go of things, habits, relationships, and circumstances that no longer serve your vision of your best life. Do what you need to do to gain closure, so that you can move forward in a way that is more fully aligned with your highest self.

Sunday 3/31 – Opossum – If you feel like you’ve been backed into a corner in some part of your life, rather than trying to fight your way out, you might consider just “playing dead” for a bit. Disengage from the conflict and give the entire issue some breathing room. You might find that it resolves on its own without you having to expend unnecessary energy trying to defend yourself. If there’s someone in your orbit who seems to be trying to get a reaction out of you, whatever you do, don’t take the bait. You’ll be able to stay much more conscious and intentional about your own choices when you don’t allow others to manipulate you into playing a game where the odds are already stacked against you. Keep your power by remaining neutral and centered. Even if the issue doesn’t completely dissolve on its own, a little space might help some of the charge around it settle down so that you can re-engage from a place of calm and grounded awareness.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday March 18th, 2019

Monday 3/18 – Bat Reversed – Sometimes we are evolving in ways that we aren’t even fully aware of. We don’t notice until we begin to find that our comfort zones aren’t feeling so comfortable anymore. That group of friends we’ve had forever don’t feel uplifting or expansive to us any longer. That job that you were so excited about all those years back starts to leave you uninspired and checked out. The routines that have been just fine for years don’t seem to be doing the trick anymore. You might almost miss the shift if you weren’t paying attention. And this is exactly why it’s important that you do pay attention. Take an inventory of your life, across all areas. Ask yourself what’s working, what isn’t, and what changes or shifts you can embrace to support your evolution into your highest and best self.

Tuesday 3/19 – Dolphin  - It can be easy to forget that we are nature, just as much as the flowers and the rocks and the animals. The energy that causes buds to burst into blossoms and the tides to ebb and flow is the very same as the one that causes your heart to beat, minute after minute, day after day. This life force is nothing short of miraculous, and yet, how often to we even notice it let alone honor it? Create a little space today to connect with your breath, with your heart, and with nature, outside of you, but within as well. Allow yourself to be dropped into awe at the magic of your own body and the innumerable amount of coincidences, or divine synchronicities depending on how you choose to view it, that brought you here to this very moment. Allow yourself to be bathed in the beauty of that, even if only for a few moments today. All the better if you can make a habit out of living in that place.

Wednesday 3/20 – Eagle Reversed  – At one point or another, each of us must confront a crisis of confidence, whether in ourselves or in something greater. As disconcerting as it can be to look around and question something you were certain of, something that felt grounding, this process is vital for ensuring that your foundation is built on truly solid ground. It’s only once we’ve done a critical assessment of our belief systems that we are able to find the holes and then seek out the information or experiences we need to cultivate a deeper sense of wisdom and faith. If you feel like you’re really being tested right now, ask what lessons are present in your current circumstances. Our greatest challenges can usher in some of the richest opportunities for growth.

Thursday 3/21 – Prairie Dog – Our modern culture is highly achievement focused and encourages us to stay on the go and focused almost constantly. Even our time away from working hard is supposed to be taken up with playing even harder, but every creature needs down time in some form or another. For restoration. To integrate. To uncover those quiet parts of our experience that only come forward in moments of deep stillness. Create some space for that today, whether that’s a five minute meditation or a full day spent in the wilderness with nothing but the sounds of nature and your own breath. You can get back into the hustle tomorrow, but for today, allow yourself to take life a little slower.

Friday 3/22 – Badger Reversed – Watch out for falling into the trap of becoming overly aggressive today, not only in interactions with others, but in the way you treat yourself as well. You can’t bully yourself into wellness, whether that’s physical, mental, or emotional, so be mindful of the energy with which you approach your goals, personal practices, and self care. Even “healthy” activities, like eating cleanly or exercise, can become toxic if we carry them out with an energy of self-punishment or self-loathing. Check in with your thoughts and your heart to make sure that everything you do, you do from a place of self-love and compassion. As your cultivate this capacity for yourself, you’ll find that holding others with that same gentleness will come so much more easily.

Saturday 3/23 – Black Panther Reversed – If you’ve been coming up against fears around the future, it’s time to stop focusing on what could go wrong and start envisioning what could go right. Yes, there may be challenges on the horizon, and no, you may not surmount every single one with ease, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rise to the occasion with a sense of playfulness and adventure. What’s far more important than the circumstances in front of you is the attitude you bring to them. Life can be a game if you choose to look at it as such. Celebrate your wins. Learn from your losses. And always do your best to find the joy in every situation because that’s where true empowerment lies.

Sunday 3/24 – Armadillo Reversed – Boundary medicine is coming in strong today so spend a little time feeling into whether or not yours are in the right place, if any adjustments need to be made in how you’re expressing them to others, and also how you’re holding space for others to communicate their boundaries with you. Make an extra effort today to let people around you know that their boundaries matter to you and consider even having an open dialogue around how you can each honor one another’s boundaries more compassionately. This isn’t about becoming more rigid or guarded. It’s about creating an opportunity to develop deeper intimacy through being authentic and open about what makes us feel safe and most loved in relationships.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday March 11th, 2019

Monday 3/11 – Frog Reversed – As we move into a new week and a new season (hello, longer, warmer days), it’s time to shed any stagnation or excess that we’ve accumulated throughout the slower winter months. This can happen on a variety of levels--detoxing the mind through meditation, time away from screens, and intentional release of stories that no longer serve, cleansing the body through dietary shifts, sweating, either from movement or sauna sessions, and clearing heavy energy from your spirit through breathwork, time in nature, and proper doses of downtime and play. Whatever you need to do to meet this next chapter of your life feeling renewed, vibrant, and healthy, do it!

Tuesday 3/12 – Porcupine Reversed  - Never underestimate the power of a light spirit! Yes, life can be fraught with challenges and obstacles, but when we tense againsts these experiences and respond with bitterness, anger, or a closed heart, our struggles are only multiplied. Approach life with curiosity, a sense of wonder, a willingness to let the little things go, and a commitment to staying tender, even in the midst of the fire, and you will be so much more open to receive the beauty and growth that is available to you in each and every moment. If you are having an incredibly hard time finding this perspective, go in search of laughter. It is some of the simplest and most profound medicine and will bring you back to the inherent joy that is your birthright, if you let it.

Wednesday 3/13 – Wild Boar – Sometimes confrontation is unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you have to approach it with aggressiveness or a lack of compassion. Do your best to make sure that any conflict you are navigating has a productive outcome rather than a destructive one, and start by creating space for both sides to feel seen, heard, and valued. You can honor and uphold your own needs and boundaries, while being kind. The key is to focus more on coming from a place of self-love and directness, than from one of judgment and passivity, which can often lead to a build up of resentment and much bigger blow-outs down the road. Say what you need to say, create space for the other party to take in your perspective, and then do your best to not take the response personally, but as information on how to proceed.

Thursday 3/14 – Mouse  – With Mercury in the midst of its retrograde transit, it’s especially important to pay close attention to the details. Of your day-to-day habits. Of the words you choose. And most definitely of any contracts or agreements you are considering signing. Take a personal inventory of all of the areas of your life, from work to home to relationships to self care practices, and assess for places where you may be leaking energy or working against yourself. Some tiny tweaks could mean the difference between spinning your wheels and actually bringing your dreams and visions to life.

Friday 3/15 – Turkey – Nothing attracts opportunities and abundance like a generous spirit and today is a beautiful day to cultivate that within yourself. Ask yourself where you might be able to be of service to those within your community, be that local or more globally. Sharing your time and money resources with those less fortunate can be a beautiful way to give back, but more than anything, it’s about the energy with which you move through the world. See if you can find even the smallest opportunities to uplift each person you encounter today so that they walk away with a sense o. You may find that some just how special they are. Some of that good energy you’re putting out into the world may even come back around and leave you feeling more abundant and grateful than you did at the outset of the day.

Saturday 3/16 – Bat Reversed – The only constant in this life is change and yet so many of us resist the shifts and evolutions that we inevitably must move through. If this is coming up for you today, first and foremost, know that you are not alone. That this is so very human. And also, that you are only being presented with the challenges at hand so that you can grow and step more fully into your power, gifts, and light. Ask yourself if you could simply embrace each moment as if you had chosen it, and then milk it for every bit of learning and healing you possibly can receive. You are stronger than you think and you’ve got what it takes to make it through to the gifts on the other side. Simply take it breath by breath, be as present as possible, and make the choice to view your circumstances as an adventure, even if they might also sometimes feel like an ordeal.

Sunday 3/17 – Jaguar Reversed – Your relationship to integrity is one of the strongest influences on what kind of frequency you are putting out in the world and what you are calling into your own life. You can talk about the visions you wish to manifest all day long, but if your actions aren’t backing up your words, you’re sending mixed messages ot the universe, and probably to everyone around you as well. It’s time to bring your life into alignment by making sure that it’s a vibrant embodiment of your values and an authentic expression of who you are and who you wish to become. Once you start walking your talk, you’ll begin to develop a deeper sense of trust in yourself and an ability to radiate the confidence of someone who is living from a place of empowerment. And there’s really nothing quite as magnetic as that.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday March 4th, 2019

Monday 3/4 – Coyote – Some say that the ones who we find most challenging to connect with are our greatest teachers, and today we are being called to embrace this possibility. If you find that there is someone in your sphere who seems to be testing you, pushing against your boundaries, or stirring up some tension for you internally, take a deep breath and then ask yourself what you can learn from this situation. Are parts of your own shadow being triggered? Have you been taking yourself too seriously? Is there room to be more flexible and forgiving with others? Once you’re able to view the dynamic from this perspective, you may find that there is less charge around it, that you are able to engage with much more ease, and you may even walk away with some powerful insights about yourself.

Tuesday 3/5 – Dog - All relationships involve some degree of exchange, and in order for a connection to be a healthy one, it’s important that the exchange is circular. This doesn’t mean that you have to be even-steven on everything or keep a tally of who does what for whom, but it is important to keep the energy flowing and one way of doing that is to offer support to the ones who have done so for you. Take some time today to give back, in whatever way you can, and don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Taking someone out for lunch is lovely, but maybe they’d be just as happy to receive some word-of-mouth support for a venture they’re trying to get off the ground, help with a home renovation task, or even just a safe place to sound off on some things that they’ve been struggling with. If you’re not sure how best to support them, ask. A little generosity of spirit can go a long way towards strengthening a connection.

Wednesday 3/6 – Lynx – “If you see something, say something” doesn’t apply when it comes to making commentary on other people’s lives and personal choices. For empaths and intuitives, this can be especially tricky as it can be oh so tempting to call people out on things that they may be trying to hide from others or even from themselves. In general, people confront the truth when they are ready and not a moment sooner so exercise some restraint today and hold your tongue. Particularly with Mercury in retrograde, even well-intentioned statements can come out the wrong way and cause more harm than good. If you really need to get it off your chest, write a letter to the person you’d like to have words with, burn it, and then send them prayers. They’ll receive the benefit of your energetic support much more than they would your attempts to guide them.

Thursday 3/7 – Armadillo – Healthy boundaries make for healthy relationships and the medicine coming forward today is all about checking in on what that looks like for you. What are your bottom lines and what are you absolutely not willing to tolerate? What do you need to feel safe, secure, and loved? And this doesn’t only apply to your relationships with others. Setting boundaries with yourself and being consistent about honoring them is foundational for your ability to do so with others. Are you able to make and keep commitments to yourself? If not, how can you expect others to show up in that way for you? Work from the inside out to create the conditions that support you in being the very best version of yourself. As you treat yourself more lovingly, you’ll notice that others follow suit and that you’ll be more able to lovingly release the ones who don’t.

Friday 3/8 – Crow – Watch out today for the tendency to think in absolutes about what is right and wrong. Sure, there are some universal codes of morality that most of us can agree on, but most of our day-to-day interactions and choices fall within a multitude of shades of grey. Our moralities can’t be constructed inside of a vacuum and should instead be informed by the many layers of context present in any given circumstance. If you find yourself clinging to judgment and feeling compelled to point a finger at another, it might be an indicator that you hold similar qualities in your shadow and have room to do some internal work around that particular issue. Focus on healing your own wounds and lead by example rather than by proselytizing.

Saturday 3/9 – Raccoon – Empowered people empower people and today may present you with an opportunity to do just that. If you see someone around you who seems to be struggling and feeling like the underdog, lend a little bit of your strength to them in the form of encouraging words, sharing from the overflow in areas where you’re feeling abundant, or offering some other form of support. Just make sure that you’re helping that person to tap into their own power rather than simply swooping in and saving the day, otherwise you may actually end up feeding into their sense of being a victim and creating a sense of dependence on you.

Sunday 3/10 – Beaver – Invest in the things you wish to build today. If you have any projects or ventures that are especially important to you, get a head start on your workload. With Mercury retrograde in play, things may take a little longer than expected and tech could end up being a little glitchy so you may really thank yourself in the week ahead for starting early. Also, be sure to back up all of your tech devices regularly. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure as they say, so protect your work by making sure it’s stored! This should have you starting off the new week tomorrow feeling more grounded and with a bit more breathing room should anything unexpected come up.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday February 25th, 2019

Monday 2/25 – Grouse Reversed – It can be easy to forget what a gift it is to get to live life in a human body. We can forget how magical our very own heartbeat is, the way our lungs expand and contract, all the systems inside of us that are constantly working to achieve homeostasis so that we can wake up and greet the day. Spend some time today reconnecting with the blessings of your physical form and express your gratitude by using what you’ve got. If you can run or dance or jump in the ocean, do it! If you can move your fingers across your own skin or simply feel the cool breeze or warm sunlight caress your body, let yourself soak that in. Our time here is limited, and the awareness of that can be a call to be more present with the beauty that’s right in front of us in this very moment, the only one we’re promised.

Tuesday 2/26 – Black Panther - The more that scientists study our planet and the universe, the more we see that absolutely everything is interconnected, moving in rhythm, a giant and unfathomably intricate cosmic dance. You don’t have to believe in a traditional idea of a god to see the divinity within that or to understand that you are playing your own tiny, but important part within the greater picture. Remember that today, when you encounter circumstances that leave you uncertain about your future or what your place is in this world. Trust yourself, your ability to meet whatever comes your way, and in the natural order that is guiding you through the seasons just as much as it is the plants and animals and elements.

Wednesday 2/27 – Swan Reversed – Sometimes to find a true sense of belonging, we have to first let go of the desire to fit in and that’s what’s called for today. You can’t uncover your own gifts if you’re too busy watching what everyone else is doing and getting mired in comparison mode. Get back in your own lane and while you’re there, start paying attention to what makes you unique because that is where your soul purpose lives. You’ll also be much more likely to attract in people and opportunities that truly align with and complement you once you start emitting your own authentic frequency, so go ahead and shine in the way that only you can.

Thursday 2/28 – Dragonfly Reversed – Release the illusion that your current perspective is the only way to view things or is Truth in an absolute sense. We all see the world and our experiences through unique filters or lenses that are created through the complex interplay of our upbringings, our biological makeup, social conditioning, and so many other more subtle influences. The goal isn’t to rid ourselves of this lens but to maintain an awareness of it and to consider the possibility of other perspectives being just as true or valid as our own. Open your mind and you may just find a well of creativity you’ve not tapped into previously, a heightened awareness of opportunities that are available to you, and the ability to connect more deeply with people who have ways of viewing the world that are refreshingly different than your own.

Friday 3/1 – Blue Heron – Our inner worlds are so vast; we rarely even scratch the surface of what lives within our hearts and minds. Creating time for stillness and reflection is vital if we want to develop an intimate relationship with our own spirit and today is an especially potent day to do so. If you struggle with sitting meditation, try a movement meditation like mindful walking or expressive free-form movement. Allow yourself to really drop into your own experience and be present as the layers come up, one by one. There’s no goal here other than to become more attuned to the quieter parts of your experience that may often get buried under the busyness and distractions of day to day life. There’s really no greater power than knowing yourself deeply, so empower yourself and spend some time exploring the wilderness within today.

Saturday 3/2 Bear – The call to go inward continues today. Nearly everything in nature has a season of dormancy even if only briefly or in a subtle way. Humans have created structures that allow us to continue our fast pace and outward focus on productivity even through the winter months, but that doesn’t mean our very nature doesn’t still call for a time of deep restoration. Our bodies undergo certain healing processes only when we allow ourselves to drop into the deepest stages of sleep and our hearts, minds, and spirits need regular periods of rest and quiet as well, so tend to your being today by taking time to get cozy, let go of the need to “do”, and simply just “be”.

Sunday 3/3 – Porcupine – Many of us don’t often think of vulnerability as a sign of strength but it absolutely requires courage, deep self-awareness, and an ability to set clear, but compassionate boundaries—none of which is for the faint of heart. And yet, without allowing ourselves to be vulnerable with others, we never experience the full beauty and power of true intimacy, one of the greatest gifts in this human experience. The one caveat here is that is important to be discerning when choosing to whom you offer up your tenderness. If you don’t have people in your life who you can trust with the softest parts of your heart, ask yourself why that is. If it is simply your own fear getting in the way of healing connections, it’s time to get brave. If you’ve chosen to surround yourself with people who don’t honor all of who you are, then it’s time to look at your own relationship with self-love, cultivate a connection to your intrinsic worth, and then find people who can reflect that back to you. And don’t forget that while this is deep work, it doesn’t have to be heavy. Laughter and play are some of the most powerful medicines on our healing journeys so be sure to engage in both regularly.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday February 18th, 2019

Monday 2/18 – Bat Reversed -  Transitions, especially ones we didn’t invite in, can bring up all sorts of things for many of us. Fear. Resistance. A desire to cling or control. But if we can relax into the shift and trust, even as the ground moves underneath our own feet, that we have the skills necessary to navigate whatever may come our way, we open ourselves up to more fully receive the gifts available to us, both throughout the process of change and on the other side of it as well. Accept the challenge. Rise to the occasion. And allow it to strengthen and purify you, like a sword, forged in fire.

Tuesday 2/19 – Mouse Reversed – The devil’s in the details today so whatever you do, be sure to be thorough. Double and triple check any important work, and take some time to make sure that all of your systems are in good order—from your home to your body to your work life. You might also consider doing a little spring cleaning while you’re at it, and again, that doesn’t have to be limited to your physical spaces. Removing anything extraneous, internally and externally, will allow you to get a clearer picture of what’s working, what isn’t, and what might need a little extra attention today.

Wednesday 2/20 – Spider Reversed – We all have creative energy that wants to be expressed in one way or another and it is absolutely vital that each of us finds healthy ways to outlet that energy, so that it doesn’t find its way out through less positive or potentially destructive/self-destructive means. If you haven’t found your unique form of expression, spend some time exploring today. Put pen to paper. Grab some paints and allow yourself to just play without any goal. Turn some music on and move your body. Sing. Build something. You might be surprised by not only what comes through you, but also by how much of a release you feel from these simple practices.

Thursday 2/21 – Lizard – Your dreams are not random, but are filled with clues to things that live within the caverns of your heart and mind. Pay attention today to where you go when your mind wanders or the images that come forward while you slumber. Notice if anything feels familiar, reminds you of an experience from the past, or leaves you with a strong emotional residue. And if you find yourself uncovering unmet desires or unattended to fears, then create some space to be present with what’s there. The more you learn about what lives in the depths of your soul, the more able you will be to create a life that is authentic and aligned.

Friday 2/22 – Ant Reversed – Patience is a virtue and one that requires practice for most of us. If you’re feeling frustrated or like your every move is being blocked today, try stepping away from your endeavor and allowing yourself enough space to reconnect with a sense of ease. You never know when a delay might actually be divinely orchestrated to redirect you to something that is even better, so hold room for that possibility today and take as many deep breaths as necessary to surrender into the pace that life seems to be guiding you towards.

Saturday 2/23 Beaver Reversed – Building things that are meaningful to you is an important part of creating a fulfilling life, but protecting what you create is important too. Have you been undoing your hard work lately by giving into forms of self-sabotage, big or small? If so, it’s time to address the unacknowledged feelings or needs that are driving those behaviors. How can you tend to your mind, body, and spirit so that you are less inclined to seek out hollow substitutes for nourishment? Once you find more effective ways of meeting your own needs and desires, you’ll find that everything around you will start to blossom much more fully.

Sunday 2/24 – Porcupine Reversed – Sure it’s important to be responsible and take care of business, but don’t “adult” so hard that you forget to find joy in the simple pleasures of life. The quickest antidote to overly heavy and serious energy is play and that’s exactly the medicine that is being called for today. Cut loose. Get silly. And leave your worries behind for a while. Whether you choose to do this solo or to enlist friends, make sure that you spend some time today engaged in activities that allow you to be fully present, creative, and authentic. Sometimes we even find the very best solutions to issues or problems we’ve been trying to work out when we step away for a bit, so consider your play time part of your productivity process if necessary.   

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday February 11th, 2019

Monday 2/11 - Owl -  Be sure to use all of your senses today, especially your more subtle ones that you may not always tap into, because there may be more to a circumstance than you can see at first glance. Listen to your gut, the way your breath shifts, the tingles across your skin, and especially to the whispers in your heart. And then observe. The truth will reveal itself in time, and once it does, you’ll be better able to make a decision with full awareness of what is and is not in alignment for you.

Tuesday 2/12 - Lynx Reversed - Just because you see something in someone, doesn’t mean you always have to speak it. We are each navigating our own unique and mysterious karmic paths; by confronting someone with information they might not yet be ready to hear, no matter how truthful it may be, we risk interfering with healing processes that are vital for that person’s soul journey. Instead, offer tender support and a safe, non-judgemental space for people to explore and uncover their own beliefs and feelings about things. If and when they’re ready, they’ll invite you in to their process. Until then, stay in your own lane and redirect your energies towards your own inner work.

Wednesday 2/13 - Turkey Reversed - If you’ve been struggling with a case of the “not enoughs” lately, the solution may be to do the very thing that probably feels the most challenging--give more. Look around you and figure out the place where you do have abundance, as wealth comes in many forms. You can be rich in friendship, time freedom, humor, creativity, material resources, and so many other ways. Think outside of the box today about ways that you can share from your overflow and be of service to others. You might just find that practicing this spirit of generosity is the very key to moving beyond scarcity mentality and attracts more of what you truly need into your life.

Thursday 2/14 - Buffalo Reversed - Sometimes, before we can release ourselves from scarcity, mentally, emotionally, and physically, we have to heal the wounds the brought us there to begin with. This is deep work and requires incredible tenderness and compassion, but holds some of the greatest rewards if we’re willing to confront it. It looks like returning to the source of our beliefs that we are not worthy, of love, of wealth, of radiant wellness, and forgiving the ones that harmed us, with the knowledge that they were most likely only passing on wounds of their own. This forgiveness is not a passive process. It is one we undertake day after day, until we are free and able to honor and embody the divinity that lives within each of our hearts.

Friday 2/15 - Fox Reversed - While it’s generally a good practice to let your light shine brightly so that you can call in the experiences and people that are in alignment for you, today you’ll best be served by hanging back a little bit and practicing the art of blending in. There may be someone in your circle who is out of sorts and looking for a place to unload their frustration. You can avoid getting tangled up in their energy by laying low and refraining from calling a lot of attention to yourself. By tomorrow, they’ll most likely have worked through whatever was coming up for them, and you can take off your invisibility cloak without any concern over getting caught up in the crossfire of someone else’s inner battles.

Saturday 2/16 - Squirrel - Balance your play today with a healthy dose of practical self-care in the form of preparation for the week ahead. Getting your home in order, clean out those inboxes, and maybe even do some meal prep. These tasks may seem fairly simple and mundane, but they can go a long way towards helping you feel focused and supported in the week ahead, especially if something comes out of left field to derail your schedule. While you’re at it, it might also be a good time to do a little early-Spring cleaning in the form of a purge, Marie Kondo-style. Sometimes we don’t even realize how much certain things in our lives are weighing us down until we release them, and that goes for more than just material items. If it doesn’t bring you joy, it’s time to let it go.


Sunday 2/17 - Black Panther - One of the greatest acts of faith we can offer, is to step into the unknown with full trust. Today, that’s exactly what is being asked of us. Release any need to know the outcome or control the circumstances around you and greet each moment as if you had chosen it. If this is something you struggle with, as so many of us do, spend some time in a grounding practice, either through breath awareness meditation or connection with nature, to allow yourself to tap into the center of stillness that lives within each of us. From there you’ll be more able to remain present and open to whatever comes your way.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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The Body Knows: Anxiety as a Clue to Where More Love is Needed

I mentioned yesterday that I’ve been dealing with some low-level anxiety in recent weeks. I say “low level” because I have a history of severe panic attacks and generalized anxiety that was, at several points in my life, completely debilitating. What I’m experiencing now pales in comparison to the intensity of my symptoms when I was younger and much of that is due to the fact that, when I was younger, my anxiety was triggered by a constant abandonment of my body and spirit, through self destructive habits and trying desperately to be anyone other than myself. It was my body’s way of letting me know that I needed to come back home to myself and make some serious shifts in my lifestyle and self-care practices, which at that point were pretty much non-existent.

What’s been coming up for me lately has an entirely different tone to it and I think that’s because the tension I’m feeling is more of a growing pain of sorts. It’s the fear that comes when you find yourself standing on the precipice of major life shifts, preparing to confront the unknown, and choosing to have faith in yourself and in the universe so that you can take the leap.

It’s still uncomfortable in certain ways, but it’s also exciting, and for me right now, it feels necessary. I want to live a life full of growth and expansion, and sometimes that means a little butterfly medicine—breaking down to break through just as the caterpillar does on it’s way to emerging with wings.

I’ve learned to trust this process. To embrace the discomfort and to continually tune into, rather than out of, my body for guidance on what is truly right for me, and what is not. And in the moments where it gets really challenging, I dig more deeply into my self-care practices. Removing unnecessary stressors, keeping a clean and balanced diet, getting up and going to sleep on the earlier side, meditating, engaging in regular movement, and getting some sunlight on my face. What supports each of us is unique but these are the practices I’ve found most helpful for me.

If you’re moving through fear or anxiety right now, my wish for you is that you find a way to embrace it, as crazy as I know that might sound. That you make friends with it and open to being curious about what it might be trying to tell you. And that, through this process, you find a deeper connection to yourself, more tenderness, and maybe even some gifts that you didn’t even know were hiding in there.

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Weekly Forecast Monday February 4th, 2019

Monday 2/4 - Salmon Reversed -  It’s time to reconnect with your sense of home, physically, but more importantly on a spiritual level. Who are you at your core and if you’ve strayed from that recently, what do you need to do to be fully embodied in you truth? If you’ve been working towards a goal but feel like you keep getting met with resistance, it might be time to consider whether this pursuit is being driven by your heart or your ego. If it’s the latter, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment when the results don’t weigh out against all the effort you’ve put in. If your heart is in it however, keep chugging along, pace yourself, and trust that you will always end up exactly where you are meant to be.

Tuesday 2/5 - Armadillo Reversed - Boundaries came up last week and it seems like the lessons around that very important piece of self care and relational life are still at play. Direct a little extra attention today to the interactions or even personal habits that leave you feeling hurt, angry, or resentful, not to ruminate, but to gather information about what does and doesn’t feel good for your mind, body, and spirit. And then practice speaking up and expressing clearly what you will and won’t accept from others (and maybe even from yourself).

Wednesday 2/6 - Owl Reversed - You may not be getting the full picture today so be sure to trust your intuition if you feel like something is off or perhaps not as it seems. Instead of relying solely on what you see or hear, tap into your more subtle senses—the feeling in your gut or chest, the tingling sensation that runs across your skin, the voice that seems to come from thin air offering a message that may not necessarily make logical sense in the moment but resonates throughout your body as truth. And this applies to knowledge about yourself as well. If you feel guided to pursue a certain path of self-discovery or healing, by all means answer that call.

Thursday 2/7 - Crow Reversed - Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances where everyone around us seems to be ready to hop on a bandwagon that doesn’t appear to be very steady and in those moments it is up to us to tune into our own internal guidance system to determine what course of action we will choose. Today is one of those days. What is “legal” or socially acceptable isn’t always the same as what’s right and when you really connect with the wisdom of your heart, you will know the difference. Choose to do the right thing today, no matter who’s watching or what they think. When your head hits your pillow at night, you’re the only person you have to answer to.

Friday 2/8 - Bat - Growth, evolution, and change are constants, if we’re actually living that is. And resisting this truth is at the heart of so much suffering. Embrace any transitions that seem to be sweeping through your life, internal or external. Trust that, even if the road gets a little bit bumpy, you’re headed towards a wondrous future and an even truer, more empowered version of yourself..because you are.

Saturday 2/9 - Wild Boar Reversed - Most of us do our best to avoid confrontation, but sometimes, no matter how hard you try, that’s exactly where you find yourself. And truthfully, it can be exactly what’s called for in certain moments. Make the best out of a challenging situation today by staying calm and grounded and you might even find that any disagreements that take place end up being quite productive. If necessary, vent out any intense emotional charge onto paper or to a friend (with their consent, of course) before you hash it out with the party or parties in question, that way your arguments stay centered in reason and are much more likely to be considered.

Sunday 2/10 - Prairie Dog Reversed - If there ever was a perfect day to carve out some intentional time to rest and recharge, today is the day. Even if it’s only a matter of minutes, be sure to create a little space for yourself to take a deep exhale, particularly if you’ve been feeling a little burnt out lately. You are only human after all and you’ll find that a little restorative time can be a powerful investment in your ability to stay energized and focused for the long haul. If you can dig into some truly nourishing or indulgent self care today, all the better. Either way, taking some quiet time away from the hustle today will see you starting the week ahead feeling bright eyed, bushy tailed, and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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Weekly Forecast Monday January 28th, 2019

Monday 1/28 - Squirrel - You might be tempted to start the week off at full speed, but pace yourself. You may have some unexpected circumstances crop up this week that require a little more energy than expected so make sure that you’re keeping your reserves filled up and that you don’t burn yourself out before your week is really even underway. You may also want to do a little extra organization and prep work for any bigger projects that you’re planning on completing this week. If you already have all of your ducks lined up nicely, you won’t have any problem knocking everything out, task by task, even if you get derailed by snafus, a low energy day, or something urgent that comes up.

Tuesday 1/29 - Dog - Loyalty is a powerfully attractive quality and one that inspires trust among connections, old and new. It looks like standing up for people you care about, investing energy back into those that have invested in you, and being a dependable source of support for your people. Whether you’re feeling incredibly abundant in the area of relationships or you’re finding that it might be time to bring some new faces into the mix, take a personal inventory of ways that you can show up as a more loyal friend, family member, or partner and then take action. You might just find that the tiniest gestures of kindness and support end up coming back to you in big ways down the line, so be generous in spirit and make sure that you’re taking care of the ones who’ve had your back through thick and thin.

Wednesday 1/30 - Porcupine - If you’re feeling bogged down with a case of the hump days it might be time to infuse a little more playfulness into your approach today. It really all comes down to perspective. You can see that extra stack of work that just landed on your desk as tedious and burdensome, or you can decide to make a game out of it. Race your co-worker at the neighboring desk or set up a reward system for yourself to boost your morale and keep yourself motivated. If you can pop in some headphones and listen to music while you work, all the better! Just remember, you are the architect of your own experience and you get to decide what energy you carry into each and every situation. Why not make it a joyful one? If only to bring a smile to your own face.

Thursday 1/31 - Weasel Reversed - Shining brightly is one of the most powerful ways to call in the opportunities and people that are meant for you, but sometimes light attracts moths, too. Keep an eye out today for anyone who might be trying to infiltrate your energetic space. Sometimes people aren’t even aware that their behaviors are being driven by manipulative or lack-based tendencies, so no need to confront anyone or be unkind. Simply maintain an awareness and keep a safe distance, at least emotionally/energetically if not physically as well, from anyone that you can feel pulling for your time, resources, or attention in a way that leaves you feeling drained or frazzled. If you don’t feed them, they’ll be much more likely to move along and leave you alone.

Friday 2/1 - Alligator Reversed - Life can move so quickly sometimes that before we know it, time has completely escaped us and it’s hard to even remember where we’ve been. Make a point of taking time to pause today, reflect on your journey in recent weeks and months, take stock of any lessons you’ve gleaned, and don’t forget to celebrate your successes and accomplishments, no matter how small. This will not only help you to avoid making the same mistakes twice (or three or four times), but will also help you ground down into the present, which holds so much beauty. Insead of grasping constantly for the next thing or achievement, allow yourself to really acknowledge how much progress you’ve made, so that when you resume your journey, you have a stronger sense of orientation, direction, and ease.

Saturday 2/2 - Armadillo - Repeat after me: Boundaries are my friends. Make that your mantra today (and every day really). Many people confuse boundary-setting with being rigid or blocking connection with others but nothing could be further from the truth actually. Boundaries are all about knowing yourself, what you will and will not accept from others, expressing that clearly through your words and actions, and being willing to walk away from any dynamics that don’t allow you to honor your needs and personal sovereignty. When done compassionately, setting boundaries actually paves the way for deeper and more authentic connection, certainly to yourself, but with others as well because it creates a sense of safety and freedom within intimacy. So get clear about what you’re willing to let into your space and what you’re not, and promise yourself you’ll let anyone go who can’t respect your boundaries, with love, of course.

Sunday 2/3 - Opossum - Sometimes people come into our sphere that can’t be reasoned with at all and in those cases it’s best just to “play dead”, so to speak. If you find that someone keeps trying to engage you in conflict or is bound and determined to knock you down a rung, do your best to simply avoid this person today. The bee that’s buzzing around in their bonnet  most likely has nothing to do with you anyway so give that person a wide berth and if contact is unavoidable, remain neutral. You don’t have to pretend to agree with the other person, but simply letting them know they have been heard, that you’ll take their perspective into consideration, and then leaving it at that will go a long way towards keeping you from getting roped into drama that won’t add anything positive to your life. Save yourself the headache and steer clear so that you can close out your weekend on a happy note.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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For the Love of Tea and Healing through Ritual

During the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in high school, my mother, stepfather, younger sister, and I spent some time in Barbados. My father had just committed suicide and we were all processing that in our own ways. Like my relationship with my father had been, my emotions around his death were complicated. I needed space from my family to move through the layers that were coming up for me on my own terms, so I spent a good amount of the trip by myself, hopping on buses into town to explore and roaming the vast and lush grounds of the property we were staying on.

One of the remnants of the colonial history of Barbados is that many of the hotels and resorts offer high tea every afternoon, and during my stay, I found myself spending many of my afternoons sitting by myself on an outdoor patio, drinking tea and taking in the natural beauty that surrounded me. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this was my entry point into the world of ritual and the healing that can come from practices that encourage stillness, presence, and simplicity.

When I returned to LA with my family, I continued to make tea for myself almost daily. I would boil the water, drop a tea bag or two into a teapot, and watch the steam pour out of it as I filled it with water. I would wait a handful of minutes and then pour my fresh brew into a mug with a little raw sugar and cream, just as I had enjoyed it during my time in Barbados.

My family thought it was kind of silly, but for me, it was a way to create sacred time for myself. The whole process was meditative; it dropped me into my body and my sensory experience and allowed space and quiet so the more subtle aspects of my inner world could come forward. I savored those moments. They were healing in ways that I didn’t even understand at the time. But I could feel it. Even if I wasn’t consciously engaging in a practice of self-care, I was doing something that was nourishing for me on so many levels. And so, I continued.

Over the years my tastes have shifted. Black teas to greens to florals and herbal infusions, but the practice is the same. Heat the water. Steep the tea. Drop in to the experience.

These days, it’s become a very intentional practice. I choose the ingredients that I’ll be using with care and often choose a plant or a blend of plants based on what I’m needing support around. Rose for opening the heart. Thyme for immune support. Ginger root to cleanse. I’ll set aside time to really be present with the ingredients, both as I prepare them and as I sip the infusion, and I’ve come to notice that each ingredient seems to have an energy of its own, a medicine, not just for the physical body, but for the mind and spirit as well.

The element of water is present, too. The source of all life and the universal renewer. Few things are quite as soothing as perfectly warm water, the simplest of all healing balms for weary bodies and souls.

Each of these pieces comes together to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Plants, water, time, all infused with intention. None of it has to be fussy or complicated. Honestly, it could be as simple as a little bit of fresh lemon juice in warm water, but used as a way to hold space for yourself, to connect more deeply with the parts of you that so rarely get heard above the din of everyday life, it becomes a ritual. A practice in healing. A way to make even the tiniest moment sacred.

And while tea is my healing ritual, the truth is that it could be anything. Watering your plants. Dancing in your living room. Taking a bath. Massaging oil into your skin. Preparing a meal for yourself with so much love.

So many people seem to be seeking heightened spiritual experiences these days. A connection to something greater, something ancient, perhaps. And while there’s nothing wrong with exploring different practices to find what supports you most, I think what so many people don’t realize is that profound connection to Spirit doesn’t require elaborate ceremonies or a bunch of fanfare. It can be found in the seemingly mundane, everyday rituals that we create for ourselves. In moments of quiet, enjoying the simplest pleasures, like watching the steam rise and swirl above a freshly poured cup of tea.

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Weekly Forecast Monday, January 21st, 2019

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Monday 1/21 - Horse Reversed - Have you been struggling to stand in your power in a balanced way lately? Swinging like a pendulum between the extremes of not standing up for yourself or others at all and then using excessive force, either physically or energetically? If so, it’s time to ground, reclaim your authentic power, and exercise it mindfully and compassionately. This begins with self-awareness and appropriate boundary setting and is supported by taking the time you need, on a regular basis, to check in with yourself and your own needs and then tending to them so that you don’t end up feeling stretched too thin, only to snap. When you are attuned to your inner world, you can engage with your outer world in a much more effective and empowered way. Cultivate this ability and you are sure to see waves of positive shift across all areas of your life.

Tuesday 1/22 - Spider Reversed - There’s a risk today of saying or doing something from a place of frustration unless you find appropriate outlets for expressing yourself, so get creative. It doesn’t matter what medium you choose but it’s vital that you find a way to channel your energy into something positive. Draw, paint, make music, build something, dance, and as you do, envision any heavy or intense energy flowing right out of you and into your creation. It’s not so much about creating a masterpiece as it is about funneling your pain, anger, or frustration into something else so that it’s no longer binding you or weighing you down.

Wednesday 1/23 - Wild Boar - The message for today came through loud and clear and it’s that today is not a day to be meek. Most of us do our best to avoid conflict, but sometimes it’s absolutely necessary to fight for yourself, the ones you love, and for what you believe in. This doesn’t mean you have to pull out all the weapons or resort to aggressive attacks, however; remain calm and dignified, but stand your ground. Those who oppose you will either yield or remove themselves from the equation entirely, and either way, you’ll be happy that you didn’t compromise your integrity or your well being just to avoid rocking the boat. Being liked isn’t the same as being valued or respected, and if you have to choose between the two, the latter is far less likely to leave you feeling like a doormat.

Thursday 1/24 - Prairie Dog - With all of the heightened energy of this week, it’s important that you set aside a little time to relax and restore your body, mind, and spirit. Today would be an especially good day to schedule in some solo self-care in the form of time in nature, a meditation session, a cozy afternoon curled up with a book or some soothing music, or a visit to a bodyworker if that’s in your budget. Whatever you do, make sure that you really allow yourself the space to properly unwind because you’ve got some big opportunities on the horizon and you want to make sure that you don’t burn out before you get there. If you have a hard time slowing down and feel guilty for taking time away from the grind, just remember, slow and steady wins the race. Play the long game and take the down time now so you can cross the finish line with enough energy to enjoy your accomplishments.

Friday 1/25 - Raven - The week seems to end on a magical note, or at least, it can if you stay open to the possibility. When we’re children, we see magic all around us, in puddles and rainbows and even in the darkness beneath our own beds. But somewhere along the way, many of us lose connection with that way of seeing the world. We tack logical explanations onto everything and dismiss synchronicities as mere coincidence. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. You can know the reasons why and still hold space for wonder, curiosity, and awe. Allow yourself those gifts today. Focus in on all the little sources of magic that present themselves to you. Be present with beauty, the way you were as a child. You might just find that there’s a whole world of magic that’s been right under your nose for quite some time, only waiting for you to notice it.

Saturday 1/26 - Butterfly Reversed - If you’ve been hesitant to embrace changes that seem to be sweeping through your life, it’s time to surrender. Yes, you may experience loss, growing pains, or fear of the unknown but this is all part of the process of transformation. Just as the caterpillar has no idea that it is destined to become a butterfly, you cannot even begin to imagine all of the beauty that awaits you on the other side of the shifts that are taking place. Hang tight, even if it feels like you are coming undone. There is a brand new you that is preparing to emerge and your only job right now is to trust that you are only ever becoming what you were always meant to be.


Sunday 1/27 - Snake - One of the most powerful ways to heal is to turn your pain into purpose and that is exactly what is called for today. Share your story. Help someone out who struggles with the same issues you have had to face. Turn the tables on your troubles by fully owning them and then scouring them for treasure, and the treasure is always there; finding it simply requires a willingness to trade out self-pity for a commitment to learning and growth. If the lessons are feeling particularly tough, lean into any practices that you find to be healing, whether that’s mindful movement, working with your breath, or intentional creativity. A little extra self-care can go a long way towards supporting your ability to alchemize your struggles into something that not only makes you stronger, but offers healing to the world around you as well.

If you’d like to book a private card reading for more in-depth and personalized messages around what the days and weeks ahead hold for you or to gain clarity around specific issues or areas of your life, check out my Intuitive Card Readings page for more information on my card reading offerings, rates, and how to book!

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