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Weekly Forecast Monday August 19th, 2019

Monday 8/19 – Grouse  – The mind is powerful but living life constantly in your head keeps you from enjoying the beautiful gift that is your physical experience. Each of our bodies is unique so what you most celebrate and cherish will be individual to you, but find a way today to drop into your body and really be present with your senses in a way that feels truly nourishing.

Tuesday 8/20 – Opossum - No matter how hard someone tries to antagonize you or loop you into a conflict, do not take the bait. You’ll reach a much happier resolution to whatever is at hand if you take some space and allow any charge around the issue to subside. If you’re struggling to walk away, ask yourself why and if it is really worth losing your peace over. 

Wednesday 8/21 – Salmon Reversed  – When we’re feeling uncertain or perhaps even as though we can’t trust ourselves, it can be tempting to try to seek out the answers in others, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can determine which path is yours. Tune deeply into your own intuition for guidance instead. Ask whatever questions you need to ask and then listen closely to the cues from your body and mind and honor their wisdom. These senses are often more subtle than the five that we usually notice so creating enough stillness to really notice and receive them will be a vital part of honing your intuitive capacities. 

Thursday 8/22 – Skunk Reversed – We are all responsible for our own energetic states and also for the impact we have on those around us. Particularly when we don’t receive the responses we want or find ourselves entangled in a less than desirable interpersonal dynamic, it can be easy to point fingers in every direction but our own. We become empowered however when we seek out the ways that we have contributed to the circumstances around us. Be extra mindful today of how you’re showing up with others, not just in overt actions, but also energetically. Ask yourself if you are carrying yourself with full integrity and if the answer is no, make the appropriate shifts necessary. Anything that you put out into the universe will eventually return to you in one form or another so if you want to get good, make sure you’re giving good. 

Friday 8/23 – Lizard Reversed  – Get out of your own way today by clearing away fears, limiting beliefs, bad habits, and anything else that is keeping you from being a clear channel for visions and dreams. This could mean letting go of people that tend to leave you doubting yourself, any “shoulds” that keep you from pursuing what you truly want, or an addiction to busyness that keeps you from being able to connect to your inner world and creativity. The faster you release anything that is clouding your vision, the sooner you’ll find yourself on a path that feels full of authentic joy and meaning.   

Saturday 8/24 – Snake Reversed – Don’t let yourself get swallowed up by your own emotions today. Yes, it’s important to feel your feelings, but that doesn’t mean you have to allow them to tear you apart as they move through you. No matter how challenging your current circumstances are or how deep your pain is, you can always choose to seek out the gift within all of it. There’s also nothing more healing than finding ways to support others who are navigating similar struggles so do your best to broaden your perspective and channel all of your energies towards creating something positive out of whatever hand you’ve been dealt. 


Sunday 8/25 – Swan – Grace comes in the most unexpected moments. A kind gesture from a stranger. Finding ourselves in the presence of something truly beautiful. A quiet moment in which we receive an infusion of faith or power, from seemingly nowhere at all. These things can take place at any time but we must first be open to receiving the blessing. See if you can lean just a little further into trust. It’s often when we are on the verge of giving up that we turn a corner and find ourselves face to face with an incredible opportunity. Keep your head up and your eyes, heart, and mind open.

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 July 22nd, 2019

Monday 7/22 – Grouse  – Spend some time today dropping into your body and your senses. How often do you really celebrate all the blessings your physical form brings you? Gratitude is an active practice and one of the best ways to honor a gift is to be fully present with it. Bring mindfulness to your sensory experiences of taste, touch, hearing, sight, and smell. If you catch yourself getting tangled up in judgement, shift your focus to curiosity and wonder and notice the difference in how you feel. If you’re really struggling to get out of your head then it’s time to play. Dance. Run through the hills. Jump into the ocean. Whatever you need to do to remind yourself that you are alive in this moment in time that you will never experience again. Be here now. Enjoy it.

Tuesday 7/23 – Owl Reversed - It’s time to come clean. What have you been hiding from yourself? What have you been trying to convince yourself of even though you know better? We can want something to be true with all our hearts but that won’t make it so. Stop trying to fit square pegs into round holes and get honest with yourself. Once you let go of what you thought should have been, you open yourself up to a whole world of possibility.

Wednesday 7/24 – Wolf Reversed  – When we put people up on pedestals we set both them and ourselves up for a big fall. It’s time to pluck the stars from your own eyes and remember that everyone, no matter how gifted or wise, is still human, makes mistakes, and can only speak from their own experience. Whatever magic you’re seeking in others is only a sign that it’s time to acknowledge your own gifts and power. The greatest guides you will ever have in your life is your own heart and spirit. Trust their wisdom.

Thursday 7/25 – Turtle – Don’t underestimate the healing power of connection with nature today. Whether you have five minutes to tend to some houseplants or snuggle with a pet or a full afternoon to spend outside, make sure to carve out a little time to drop back into the rhythms of the natural world. Slow down. Let your tensions fall away. Allow yourself to feel the way that you are a vital, albeit tiny, part of an intricate and beautiful universe. Let the magic of that fill your heart and spill out into everything you do.

Friday 7/26 – Elk  – Do your best to pace yourself today. If you’ve got a lot on the agenda, work out a plan of attack that accounts for regular breaks. You can get everything you need to do done, but not all at once and not at the expense of your wellbeing. Making sure that your body is properly cared for as you move through your day will help you keep balanced energy levels and you’re less likely to make careless mistakes from being hangry or rushed. Slowing it down a little may actually save you time in the long run, so take those deep breaths and maybe a few stretch breaks here and there if needed.

Saturday 7/27 – Deer – Be extra gentle with yourself today. Sometimes we need to push ourselves a little but today is more about nurturing and tenderness. Self-care and self-love are less about doing elaborate rituals and more about being attuned to your needs. Listen closely to what your body is asking for today and tend to its requests as lovingly as you can. 

Sunday 7/28 – Racoon Reversed – If you find yourself tempted to play savior today, don’t do it! You may have the best of intentions, but fixing other people’s problems doesn’t allow them to navigate the journey that will help them find their own power and agency. Ask yourself if the person or people in question actually need your help or if you are simply looking for a way to feel valuable or perhaps even distract from your own inner work. If neither of those things are true, then ask if and how you can best support the person. The key to avoiding codependent dynamics is to make sure that, however you choose to support, you’re empowering the other party to find their own solutions rather than just swooping in with a magic wand. 

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 June 24th, 2019

Monday 6/24 – Snake Reversed  – So often we move through our days on auto-pilot, missing moment after moment that offers the opportunity to connect with the divine nature of our own existence and that of everything around us. The call here is to shift into a more intentional way of being, to acknowledge the sacred in even the most mundane experiences, and to choose to be present with the beauty in each moment. If you struggle with this, a simple place to start is by creating a ritual out of something you already do. You might choose to bless your food with loving, healing energy as you prepare it. Perhaps you cleanse your energy field along with your body during your shower or bath, releasing any stored experiences that feel heavy or no longer serve you. Even simply taking a few extra minutes in bed in the morning to be present with your breath and your spirit before you begin your day can have a profound impact on your life. Your practices don’t need to be flashy; what matters most is that they are carried out with genuine intention and heart.

Tuesday 6/25 – Crow - Bring extra attention today to your impact. Ask yourself if how you’re showing up in the world is truly in alignment with your values and the legacy you wish to leave when you’re no longer here in physical form. This isn’t about what everyone else things is “good” or “good enough”; it’s about knowing in your heart that the choices you make, from your habits as a consumer to the way you interact with others to the ways that you speak to yourself internally, are truly serving your wellbeing as well as that of the world around you. We are so much more interconnected with everything around us than we will likely ever know and when we keep that in mind, it becomes much clearer that moving through the world kindly and gently creates peace both within and without.

Wednesday 6/26 – Badger  – There are times when we meet resistance and it’s a sign that we should back off, but this is not the message for today. Today calls for a relentless spirit and digging deep. The night is always darkest right before the dawn and you may be on the verge of a breakthrough. Ultimately, trust yourself and your inner knowing about if and when you should pull the plug, but if your heart is really in a goal and you’re questioning whether to continue on or to turn back, considering continuing to feel into your edge just a bit more, as gently as you need to. This will ensure that, no matter what you choose, you can know that you gave it your all.

Thursday 6/27 – Armadillo Reversed – If you find yourself struggling to set clear boundaries with others today or you’re feeling tempted to minimize your needs in order to avoid disappointing or upsetting someone else, remember that by honoring yourself, you implicitly give others permission to do the same. You may even be modeling a form of self-care that is entirely new to them and what a gift that could be, so don’t be afraid to set firm, but kind boundaries and let other people take care of themselves around that however they need to as well.

Friday 6/28 – Alligator – When was the last time you really celebrated yourself? So many of us hold conscious or unconscious beliefs around acknowledging and honoring our own accomplishments as signifying vanity or self-absorption and nothing could be further from the truth. Taking time to reflect on and celebrate challenges we’ve overcome and  goals we’ve met offers a beautiful opportunity to integrate all of the learning and growth that came out of these experiences so that we can carry it forward and share it with others. It’s also only when we allow ourselves to fully receive acknowledgment that we are able to truly offer it to others. So take some time today to reflect on all the ways you’re proud of yourself and be as generous with the self love as you would if you were lavishing that love on someone else.

Saturday 6/29 – Butterfly Reversed – Healthy growth requires a willingness to be present with what is. If we are holding on to the past or clinging to our comfort zones we can’t move forward. If we are trying to skip ahead into a future that hasn’t come to be yet, we miss the steps that prepare us to be able to navigate and sustain our own expansion. Embrace what is present for you in this very moment, both the good and the bad, as if you wouldn’t wish to be anywhere else. Once you’re able to do that, you’ll receive exactly what you need to step into the next phase.

Sunday 6/30 – Horse – Each and every one of us is a living, breathing embodiment of Spirit with massive creative potential. Being aware of this is the essence of empowerment and reminds us of the importance of being intentional about how we choose to channel and direct our precious life force energy. If you knew you could create anything, what would you create? Let the answer to that question inspire and guide your choices today, and if the answer isn’t immediately clear, don’t be afraid to ask Spirit/the cosmos/God/Goddess or whatever name you give to the source of all life to send you a clear message about your purpose. You existence is not an accident. Your work is to find out what gift you have to share with the world and then to share it as generously as possible.

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 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 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.

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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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