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The Star – Video

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This week’s Tarot Card Gold Nugget is the– The Star: The energy today is a bit tense so please be mindful in everything you think, say & do. It’ll be very easy to fall into the trap of negativity because many in your environment have unconsciously begun to view life from this perspective. Please remember that a tunnel has two ends and there’s light at both ends. The more you focus on the light, the sooner you’ll be able to make your way out of the darkness.

Today’s Inspirational quote is: “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities– always see them, for they’re always there.” (Norman Vincent Peale)

4 of Cups – Video

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This week’s Tarot Card Gold Nugget is the- 4 of Cups: Hope and a belief in a better future are a natural part of who we are as a species. So, it seems, is despair and doubt. Each perspective is like an angel on one of your shoulders. Today is a day of great opportunity if you go within and listen to the voice of possibility. What the voice whispers to you is correct– you will have to roll up your sleeves, though, and do the necessary mundane work needed to manifest your vision into physical reality.

Today’s Inspirational quote is: “It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the heart.” Anonymous

Ace of Pentacles – Video

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This week’s Tarot Card Gold Nugget is the– Ace of Pentacles: Today is a magical day! Be open to new ways of seeing and doing things today because the energy of inspiration is at an all-time high. What you notice from being inspired can provide you with the realizations that will lead to new opportunities for achieving your goals and increasing your bottom line. And please do pay attention to the signs that appear to you throughout the day, like golden breadcrumbs– they’ll help lead you to your treasure.

Today’s Inspirational quote is by Goethe: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

August 2017 Tarotscope

This month will not be dull! There will be two important eclipses in the sign Leo (THE SUN) and Mercury, the planet of communication, will go retrograde on August 12th.

The Lunar eclipse on August 7 will remove the old, no longer necessary energy from our lives. Don’t put up a fight– let it go! The Solar eclipse on August 21st, will bring us new opportunities and circumstances– welcome the chance to live fully from this new perspective!

While Mercury is retrograde (August 12 to September 5), all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for research and going on retreats, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions and enacting any major plans.

As always, let us continue combining our Hope with its allies Courage and Commitment as we move forward towards a better world. As always, remember who you are and what you stand for. I repeat very sage advice (and until our results are achieved, I’ll keep repeating it): 2017 will bring big changes, many fraught with turbulence and previously unthinkable occurrences and events. We must all remember that each of us is capable of doing potentially mysterious, empowering deeds and of displaying courage, integrity and heart so vital and vibrant to the continuation of all that we hold dear– and then, we must do them.

Now, more than ever, this quote must speak to us and for us:

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Circumstances are likely to seem overwhelming– please don’t be intimidated by them. They are part of a “soul strengthening exercise.” With determined effort you’ll come through just fine with a new found appreciation for yourself.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) This is a time of observation, research and planning. What you discover will enrich your life. No matter how tempting, please keep your own counsel– this is not the time to share information! In so doing, your truth will have the nurturing circumstances it needs in order to fully develop.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Mercury is your ruling planet and it’s retrograde. Retrograde planets can feel restrictive. Use this time to establish and maintain clearer, stronger boundaries with the people in your life. Saturn, the planet of duty and restriction, is opposite your sign and is helping you with this task. Accept the help these conditions offer and you’ll love the results!

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) It’s time to put the ruler and pre-fabricated measuring tools you’ve been measuring your progress by away. Creative spontaneity– living in the moment– is the most productive thing you can do now. Listen to your hunches and go with your gut. The excitement you feel as you wing it is worth it and you’ll love the results.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) The beauty of life lies in its surprising uniqueness. Instead of sticking to an overly planned route, disconnect your life GPS and let yourself wander.  Allow destiny to guide you.  You’ll love arriving at the perfect and beautiful destinations created just for you.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Mercury is your ruling planet, too, and its retrograde motion will affect you the same as it does THE LOVERS. Retrograde planets can feel restrictive, but this is for a good reason. It’s important that you use this time to establish and maintain clearer, stronger boundaries with the people in your life. Saturn, the planet of duty and restriction, is in an adversarial relationship your sign, so please accept the “help” these conditions offer and you’ll love the results!

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Your theme this month is responsibility, power and discernment. What you experience will relate to who you are and what your personal truth is. How you handle your relationships with the people and situations you encounter is the key. Please don’t follow the crowd; it’s not to your advantage during this period of important inner changes.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Normally, I’d advise you to ignore the facts and go with your feelings. That advice won’t work this time, though. Because your feelings are more than a little entangled with some outmoded behavior patterns from your past, you’ll benefit from consulting with an expert. The wisdom you receive will assist you as you grow beyond those limiting patterns.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) In a few months, Saturn, the planet of restrictions and structure, will leave your sign. The hard lessons will be over and life will feel more like an adventure and less of a survival course. It’s especially important to remember what you’ve learned during this intense 2 ½ year life course. Take special care to nurture your hopes, wishes and dreams– a very rewarding time awaits you.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) You were born an adult– very serious and observant. These fine attributes are important tools, especially during the last few years. Now, however, these excellent traits need to be balanced with fun!  Do yourself a favor and give yourself the gift of a 4-day weekend someplace exotic.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials.” Although, this may be a frustrating time for you, it won’t last forever. Use this period to examine your relationship with the values of trust, faith and personal courage.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) The awesomeness of finger-painting can’t be exaggerated. Imagine life is like a big, blank canvas and you’ve got a limitless color palette. Allow yourself to use “new” colors and resist the temptation to paint inside the lines. Often the pursuit of exactness is based on feelings of insecurity. You’ll learn to trust yourself and life a lot more if you encourage and explore the abstract in life.

3 of Cups – Video

This week’s Tarot Card Gold Nugget is the– 3 of Cups: Live, laugh, love! Today is a day to appreciate the simpler things in life. Celebrate just being alive. Seek out the positive and praise it. Do stop and smell the roses. Yes, those are all rather clichéd sayings but they especially ring true for the energy today. With all the turmoil in the world right now, you and your system are on overload and need a break. So be good to yourself and enjoy quality time with your favorite people, pets and things.

Today’s Inspirational quote is by Karl Lagerfeld: “This is the purpose of life– to get what you want. There are deeper things, but this is fun.” (Karl Lagerfeld)

Summer Solstice Spiral Gathering w/ Sheilaa Hite Saturday, June 17, 2017

Release & Celebrate your Sacred Inner Goddess
at the
Summer Solstice Spiral Gathering w/ Sheilaa Hite

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Place: Linda Farmer’s spiral garden in Ashfield MA

The Summer Solstice is the time each year that we celebrate by “Welcoming the Light” of life– the Sun. It heralds a season of accelerated growth, infinite possibilities and positive renewal. The Solstice rules the heart, and whatever is wished for, hoped for and celebrated during this time will be activated with a mega burst of dynamic, bountiful energy.

Our day will take us on three journeys around Linda’s spiral garden, each one designed to bring clarification and illumination to your Life’s Journey. During our journeys around the spiral we will interact with the three personal spiritual energies who will guide us to the heart of our life’s journey. As we do so, we’ll release our Inner Goddess and activate the manifestation of our deepest dreams into physical reality.

Please contact Sheilaa to register.

Journey 1, Release
Here, you’ll release old karma, outworn beliefs, and negative relationships that have blocked your path to happiness.

Journey 2, Generation
Here, you’ll generate new energy for transforming your hopes, wishes and dreams into physical reality.

Journey 3, Activation
Here, you’ll merge with the life-renewing energy of activation that will energize your desires and empower you to succeed on your new path.

Sheilaa will lead a guided meditation before each journey. After each journey into the Spiral, there will be time to journal and share our experiences. We’ll enjoy a potluck lunch and conclude the day with a celebratory glass of sparkling wine, cider or water. Come join us!

$85 early-bird registration by June 8, $95 thereafter.
Only 15 spaces available, so sign up now.
Address & directions will be provided when you register.

Please contact Sheilaa to register.

We’ll provide: Water, herb tea, & snacks
Please bring: A potluck dish, sun hat, sunscreen, pen/pencil, notebook.

February 2017 Tarotscope

Last month’s message was important and bears repeating: 2017 will bring big changes, many fraught with turbulence and previously unthinkable occurrences and events. We must all remember that each of us is capable of doing potentially mysterious, empowering deeds and of displaying courage, integrity and heart so vital and vibrant to the continuation of all that we hold dear– and then, we must do them.

Now, more than ever, these quotes must speak to us and for us:

“Patriotism at the expense of another nation is as wicked as racism at the expense of another race. Let us resolve to be patriots always, nationalists never.” William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public.” Theodore Roosevelt

“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear.” Lauren Oliver

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Sometimes you can make more progress by pausing what you’re doing, standing still and observing so that you can make more sense of what you’re doing.  Wait until all of the facts are in before you plan your next steps– you’ll be glad you did.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) These next few weeks will be interesting for you.  Circumstances outside your control are about to take control. Don’t resist– go with the flow. You’re on the verge of changing your whole life, so be true to your heart and allow the Universe to assist you.    

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “Live, laugh, love!” It’s an old and true saying. It’s time to let the kid in you express that natural, playful part of yourself. You’ll have more energy to further your cause if you temper your serious side with a healthy dose of levity.  

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) It’s time for you to break free from your old cocoon and fly.  Change has been a recurring theme in your life lately, and it’s going to be that way for a while longer.  If you surrender to this liberating energy and grow with it, you’ll love the new you.

THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Focus on your goals this month– it’s important that your energies are properly directed. Participating in structured activities such as yoga, pilates or movement classes is an excellent way for you to realign and redirect your excess energy in a beneficial manner.  After this month, the obstacles you’ve encountered will begin to scatter.

THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) For the next few weeks you’ll be able to slow your process and examine where you have the most power. Keep your options open and don’t make any binding decisions. That way, when circumstances change dramatically, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the new opportunities.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Life is more of an adventure and less of a survival course now. You’ll be center stage soon and you’ll have everyone’s attention, so it’s especially important to remember that the company you keep is a reflection of your continued growth and good fortune. Take care to share your hopes, wishes and dreams with like-minded, encouraging souls– a very productive partnership can develop for you.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21 It’s time for you to sing a new song.  I suggest, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. You’ve changed and your old themes are no longer serving you. It’s time to find out what your real values are now by getting in touch with your heart’s desires. By so doing, you’ll be happy and the world will join you in celebration.  

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) Your structure and foundations are strong and the forces are with you now, so put your plans into action.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  Assistance will arrive in all forms.  Accept it graciously and you’ll reap golden rewards.

THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Unlike those who were born to be the center of attention, you must get used to being the focal point of your circle and act accordingly. If you’re not getting what you need from those around you, it’s time to expand your social and/or professional circle. The dynamic energy of people new to your circle will profitably inspire and energize you and the others in your environment.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Your creative energies are at an all-time genius like high. Be decisive as you choose what you’ll create and how you’ll create it, because your creations will carry your name and have tremendous impact on the next few years of your life as well as the lives of others.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) You don’t have to shout to get anyone’s attention– you simply have to be. This is a potent time for you and you can manifest what you want. Please remember that you have what others want, so do pause for the applause– your audience will lay gold at your feet.

 

Siobhan Rene Interviews Sheilaa Hite – Face Up Interview Series

by Siobhan Rene

Read the full interview here.

For months, I’ve been wanting to do a Face Up Tarot interview series. I want to look at how the most successful tarot readers use the practice of consciously choosing cards. I want to highlight that, while I’ve yet to encounter a reader that uses this practice quite like I do, there are plenty of readers that pull cards face-up and have been for years.

It takes a certain kind of person to pull a card face-up, to face the depths head on. It takes a certain kind of person, again, to direct a client or student to do the same. Most of the tarot readers and educators I’ve encountered that pull face-up also happen to be amazing. I’d love to learn more about this subset of tarot readers. And so it is.

Sometimes I get to meet tarot masters, people who bring an exceptional level of depth to tarot, employing various healing and educational modalities or decades of wisdom. Or both. Sheilaa Hite is one such tarot master. If it wasn’t for my meeting her last year, I may not have started blogging in earnest. Sure, the potential was there. But I’m one of those people that don’t always see myself as clearly as others might. I don’t always assume outright that what I say has value or ought to be shared. For someone like me, reminders help. Perhaps you can relate to this?

Sheilaa was the person meant to greet me as a first-timer at the Reader’s Studio, a tarot conference that I attend. One off-hand comment of hers served as a reminder to me of who I am. And once I remembered, I launched my business. I started writing consistently. I started giving reminders of my own. This is the power of creating safe spaces. Spaces where people without consistent access to safety, affirmation, and community can feel welcome and worthy.

For someone like me, who lives at the intersection of multiple points of possible discrimination, the educator or service provider who places empowerment at the center of their practice is invaluable. This is what I value about Sheilaa. This past year I got to know her better – as an Intuitive, Joy Advocate, and Advisor to the stars – attending her workshop, reading her books, and getting a reading with her. (So good!) Below I hope to introduce this amazing force-for-good and keeper-of-safe-spaces.

Read the full interview here.

Siobhan is a NYC-born writer, spiritual ally, and #radicaltarot reader living in central Texas. Her facilitative reading style is the blended result of over a decade of study of tarot, communication styles, shamanic ritual, sacred sexuality, and conscious relationship. She geeks all those things in her Radical Tarot newsletter. Subscribers also receive monthly ‘Scopes – freakishly relevant tarotscopes featuring a kaleidoscope of readers. Diversity ftw!

Day 1, Part 2 – Scottish Odyssey 2015 Through My Eyes

sheilaa-juneAt long last, here’s Day 1, Part 2 of a Scottish Odyssey 2015 Through My Eyes. It felt good to get back to that time and experience it again. I’d gotten sidetracked by teaching a class on Kim Wilborn’s fantastic Tarot Telesummit and prepping my now SOLD OUT– Yay!!!– Sedona Odyssey!

I still have a lot on my plate, however, there’s finally room to re-immerse myself in the wonderful memories of Scotland and our past Odyssey, so the rest of it will be coming more regularly from now on.

Lots of Love & Joy,
Sheilaa

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August 2016 Tarotscope

thesunMars leaves the sign of Scorpio and enters Sagittarius on August 2nd. In Sagittarius, Mars will join the great teacher and disciplinarian, Saturn, which is also in Sagittarius. Your belief systems will be tested– are they truly yours and are they valid for this time that we’re in now? Your ability to speed through life will be challenged– are you able to slow down on your own or will you insist on help from society? Opportunities to expand your boundaries and participate in life as a contributing citizen of the world will be available to you– will you willingly accept these new life views?

The planet Mars affects our daily lives by demonstrating how we best get things done. The change from one sign to another gives us the opportunity to refocus our attention and actions as we set about achieving our goals.

Let this new Mars action direct you to a more bountiful, all-inclusive experience of life and the infinite and blessed opportunities available to you. Your mantra is, “To thine own self be true.”

THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Your best course of action this month is to not take anything too seriously. Most of what you’ll encounter during this month will be made up of issues that are beyond your immediate control. If you don’t take it personally, you’ll have the perspective you need to see who or what is really manipulating the situation. By remaining neutral, you’ll gain clarity and be able to take advantage of the opportunities revealed to you.

THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) Which voice are you listening to right now? One represents the possibilities of the future and the other represents the fears of the past. Which one are you giving your power to? Whatever you focus your energy on determines your future. Do take stock of your progress and commit to seeing your projects through to the end. By doing so, you’ll achieve the success you desire and you’ll grow and benefit in ways you never expected.

THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) The pressures of your life are taking a time-out and this respite gives you a chance to step back and assess your progress. What kind of foundation have you built?  How is it that foundation supporting you? Who are your allies? The right answers will come to you as you as you review your circumstances and all of the other people involved. Remember to trust your intuition

THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20)  You’re the pilot of your fate, now, and your navigators are your faith in yourself and your determination to win. Only by trusting in your intuitive senses can you understand the situation before you. Other people’s opinions won’t be of much help right now. Yes, the opinions of others can show you one picture, but that doesn’t mean that things are what they seem. What you’re told is right and what you know in your heart are two different things. If you rely on your intuitive senses for guidance, you’ll land in exactly the right spot.

 THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Your charisma and power are at an all-time high. People who can help you are drawn to you and are willing to assist you as you move toward your goal. Remember to stay focused and listen to your intuition. Allow yourself to be guided by your powerful inner voice and you can’t fail. The magical words for you are, “Please” and “Thank you.”

 THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) This is a time of active soul-searching for you. You will go farther with your plans and goals if you slow your outward activities and spend the next few weeks in deep contemplation of your motives and focus. Examine your game plan; question your choices; contemplate the possibilities; plan for your success. The results you get from this exercise will be priceless.

JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Important elements are falling into place and things are beginning to come together for you. As you continue to stay focused and mindful of what’s going on around you, you’ll begin to notice how the prevailing winds of change are creating a climate of luck and assistance for you. Be decisive as you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.

THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Your ability to mine any situation for deeply buried information and resources is your best ally at this time. Continue to listen to your powerful ‘inner detective’ and discover the elements that’ll help you attain a successful outcome. Pay special attention to who and what inspire you as you continue on your path of discovery. The positive results of your efforts will become clear by the end of the year.

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) It’s important for you to keep a firm grip on your emotions this month. Pay special attention to the people around you and ask yourself this question, “Are they supporting me by expecting and insisting that I live my best life or are they enabling me to remain stuck in old patterns?” Whatever your answer, be honest with yourself and take the appropriate actions that will move you forward.

 THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) The time has come for you to take your accomplishments to a new level and demonstrate to yourself as well as to others that you are ready to move into a new, more rewarding phase of your life. This is an idea whose time has come and you’ll discover that you’ll be using new found skills and talents to lift you above previously insurmountable inner belief systems that once prevented you from moving forward. Remember to be mindful and grateful for arriving at this transformational place in your life.

THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Now is the time for you to move forward by taking the  deliberate, well thought out steps necessary to bring your plans to fruition. By doing so and relying on assistance from others as well as your well-developed intuitive senses, you’ll experience your success manifesting in a very concrete manner. Help will come from an unexpected source.

THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) Congratulations! You have a combined new role in the production of your life– that of producer, director, lead actor, and playwright. Step back and carefully observe the action and the other actors in your life. Observe carefully and ask yourself if you’re getting satisfaction from participating in this ‘show.’ If the answer is ‘yes,’ sit back and enjoy. If the answer is ‘no,’ be willing to rewrite and recast those parts that no longer work for you.