Weekly Lightning Reading: June 24th-July 2nd

Here’s your Weekly Lightning Reading! An overview of the energy of this week, this time featuring my favorite Cancer songbirds. The theme is INSPIRATION! 

For the beginning of the week, The Page of Cups inspires you to tap into your creativity and intuition. It’s a good time to follow your impulses, even if they don’t seem “logical” or “realistic.” Embody a childlike point of view. With this gift of creative energy, you are also very in tune with your emotions. Get out the tissue! It is Cancer season after all.. 

“…You're a legend in your own time. A hero in the footlights.”—Carly Simon

For the middle of the week, The 8 of Wands signifies a time of fast movement, and enthusiasm. All difficulties and blocks have lifted, it’s time to get going! You are reaching a point of completion with something that no longer suits you, and can expect the beginning of a new opportunity to arrive shortly. Take advantage of this energy! It’s a great time for networking, going on a trip, and taking action. Be deliberate, but focused!  

"How's it feel to win it? When ain't no mountains that you can't move.” —Solange, “I Decided” 

This weekend, The Page of Discs gives you a similar message as the 8 of Wands. Remain focused on manifestation and putting clear plans in place! In the midst of new ideas and creative drive, it’s easy to get distracted and keep your head in the clouds. This card wants you to stay grounded and put your energy into practical tasks. It’s a good time to put your ideas on paper. Write a business plan. Make a list of goals. Create a vision board.

"Let's find a light inside our universe now. Where ain't nobody keep on holdin’ us down.” —Ariana Grande, “Focus” 

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Lightning Real Talk #2: The Gift of Disappointment

Lightning Real Talk: True stories from my life that have inspired the work I do today. 

I was prepared. I had all the supplies and materials to teach a workshop in Portland, and one in Seattle a few days later. Everything seemed to be planned perfectly. It was a new concept I was trying out. Merging healing, and art together. What could go wrong?

Well…everything. 

I arrived at the Portland workshop, and no one showed up.

I started my drive up to Seattle for workshop #2, and my car broke down 1 hour from my destination. 

Needless to say, I was pissed. Throwing my hands up to the heavens. Enraged, disappointed, and angry…cue me crying in the tow truck. Luckily the driver was wise and said, “It could have been much worse.” He was right. I was safe. My car was broken, but in tact for the most part. I needed to change my attitude. 

That was a difficult day in retrospect, sure. But, the next day, while having tea in Portland, I walked into Anjali Healing Center, and a whole new world of opportunities arrived for me. When the day before was a complete disaster! The universe was sneakily guiding me to a new place to provide my services..right in own my backyard. 

Today, that workshop is called Tarot Collage. A similar concept, but it took a year of experimentation, healing, break downs, and break throughs to get there. Clarity couldn’t have happened without those two redirections.

We’ve all experienced disappointments like this. I urge you to find the beauty in them. We are one bad day away from our dream circumstance. The moment of surrender is close by..even if tears and anger are in the way. Travel back to a place of gratitude. You might not see the reason for your heartache right now. But, you will. 

A year later, those disappointments are little blinks on the radar. As I have more clarity about what’s right for me, the things that are not in alignment fall away quickly…and that is something to be thankful for. 

Lightning Real Talk #1: When You're Lost, Go Back to the Beginning

Lightning Real Talk: True stories from my life that have inspired the work I do today. 

There was a time I believed in magic. A time when anything was possible. Imaginary friends roamed my hallways. Fairies were real. And then came adolescent voices, calling me the Blair B*tch. (I might have been okay with the real name..)

The judgment. The anger. I shut it off. I shut it all off. To keep myself safe. But with that safety, came defensiveness. With shutting off my intuition came confusion about my own identity. Wounds that are still healing today.

Sensitivity still owned my existence no matter what I did. What was a blessing, felt like a curse. I still hear teachers saying, "she needs to develop thicker skin" over and over again.

That thick skin never came to be. With all the magic and wonder shut off, what was left was vulnerability. A bird without feathers. An ocean of possibility without water. Rage that bubbled up like lava.

I'd like to say that now I don't feel this way. But, sometimes, the world asks me to shut it all down again. I won't this time. Not for anyone, or anything.  And I hope you don't either. Find new ways to protect yourself, while keeping the magic alive.

Sensitivity is my greatest gift. And it is also yours. And that's why I believe in magic. What is seen as weakness by others, is actually strength. If you've shut it all off, it's time to turn it back on. The world needs your gift.

I reached the end, so in my adulthood, I've gone back to the magic and wisdom of the beginning.
 

Weekly Lightning Reading: June 19th-25th

Here’s your Weekly Lightning Reading! With a new look ;) An overview of the energy of this week. The theme is RENEWAL!  This week it’s all Beyonce themed..to celebrate the arrival of her Gemini twins!

For the beginning of this week, the 8 of Pentacles opens your eyes to new opportunities to learn and grow. As a card of apprenticeship, it reminds you to be teachable! Be open to learning from those with experience. Maybe it’s time to see what the summer schedule is at your local community college, find a mentor, or pick up that book you didn’t finish. 

“You know it costs to be the boss. One day you’ll run the town.”—Beyonce, “Schoolin’ Life"

For the middle of the week, and just in time for the Solstice, The Sun card signifies a time of celebration and fruition. Ideas and inspiration are pouring in as the light of summer shines on us all. You are encouraged to be confident and own your power. The internal work you’ve done through the winter is finally paying off.

“Now everybody asks me why I'm smiling out from ear to ear.” —Beyonce, “Love On Top"

For the weekend, The Judgement card helps you shed the final layers of winter’s chill. Take time to review what has happened, and how much you have changed. This is a time of awakening. Clarity is finally here. You know what you need to do to move forward, and are ready to enter the world with a fresh perspective. "Remember those walls I built

Well, baby, they're tumbling down.” —Beyonce, “Halo"

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Weekly Lightning Reading: June 5th-June 11th

Here’s your Weekly Lightning Reading. An overview of the energy for this week. The theme is INSPIRATION!

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For the first half of the week, the 3 of Pentacles nudges you along on the path of your life’s work. You’re finally starting to feel stable in your personal endeavors, and this is a message to not give up now! Don’t let limiting beliefs from yourself or others put out your fire. You’re unstoppable, especially when you are willing to ask for help. Put a call out to your community, your guides, and your family if you’re needing some extra encouragement or assistance. "Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed, so you can open one that leads you to the perfect road.” —Katy Perry, “Firework" 

For the second half of the week, the Page of Pentacles gives you another burst of energy for new projects, and fulfilling your dreams. If you have an idea, it’s time to put it out there! With focused energy and clarity, this project will be successful. Be willing to learn from your past mistakes, and don’t fall asleep on these precious new ventures! Make the call. Book the appointment. Launch your website. Open yourself to all possibilities and opportunities. "And there's a road I have to follow, a place I have to go. Well no-one told me just how to get there, but when I get there I'll know.” —Whitney Houston, “Step By Step"

For the weekend, the Judgment card calls for reflection and reevaluation. With all the new activity and high-powered inspiration brewing, taking a rest will be much needed. Wash away feelings of guilt or self-deprecation with some serious self-care. You’ve gotten this far because you’re worthy of success and joy. It’s time to be discerning about how you spend your down time. Allow for the time to incubate and process what’s going on, you will be glad you did later! "While I crawl into the unknown, cover me. I’m going hunting for mysteries, cover me.” —Bjork, “Cover Me"

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