Maury – Creativity, Magic
Inspiration and creativity are at a peak, so take advantage. You are being fully supported in an endeavour, so work your natural magic now. Experiment and try new ways of doing things.
It's time to give up the ghost. This was the first thing I heard as I pulled this month's card. One aspect of what you're asked to give up right now is excuses. If you've been feeling remiss or complacent, you may get knocked off-kilter as a reality check. Fall equinox on September 22nd is always a great time to revisit and reimplement rituals. Just as we see Nature's autumn release, it's time for you to take fearless self-inventory and let go where necessary. How can the new enter your life if you don't make space for it?
As I pulled this card I was also shown a specific animal messenger for this month: a goose. You might say you are asked to give up the ghost to get the goose. Goose shows up to support healing changes and clarity, particularly in the areas of work and family. This animal messenger will help your navigation skills as you find your direction. You are either connecting with a new purpose, or inspiring a current one. Goose will also encourage getting you goal-oriented and focused. This month you will be feeling extra productive and desiring tangible results. You will find yourself easily digging into any administrative tasks, as well as coming up with clever and creative solutions to any lingering problems. The end of this month Spirit shows you dusting off your hands in self-satisfaction. If there's an area of your life that's stalled or been calling for healing, this month gives you a swift kick in the rear (or let's stick with the theme and say rather, a loud goose honk in the ear!). You are reminded that nothing changes unless you do, and that everything changes once you do. Are you sitting idly waiting for another sign? Waiting for the perfect time? Waiting for more motivation? Because if so, you might be waiting a long time. Simply commit and get going in order to have the road rise up to meet you. Awareness coupled with action will be your magic recipe this month.
One of the things my dad always taught me that has never failed me (and I think is more important than ever in these social-media-driven times) is that it's always going to be the work itself that matters most. If you are good at what you do — and even better, if you do something you love — the money will take care of itself. There is so much emphasis these days on appearance, on having the best website, the highest SEO ranking, labelling oneself as a best-selling author, chasing awards and playing around with titles, this or that — you get the idea. I'm not saying these things aren't important, and at times necessary, but I am saying I have seen more and more people becoming hyper-focused on everything but the actual work. Remember that you are responsible for 'why' you do something. If you bring a pure intention to whatever you do, Spirit will take care of the 'who, what, when, and how.' As Spirit shares: 'It's not the packaging but the message that matters.'
Communication will be at the forefront this month and you'll want to be aware of not reacting but responding. Give yourself time to choose your words wisely and do your best to communicate with loving assertiveness. That being said, another aspect of giving up the ghost this month is not faking it. If you are putting on airs, you might just find yourself in situations that take the air out of you. Transparency will be heightened this month. Spirit concludes with an image of a tree, and you may have felt like the leaf floating on the end of a branch, but this month allows for you to return to being the trunk: strong with deeply planted roots. Happy fall equinox!
Ascension symptoms. These chaotic times are birthing some interesting shifts, personally and globally. Many people are experiencing ascension symptoms but might be confused and not make that connection given the turbulent times. Ascension symptoms are a kind of spiritual vertigo wherein you may feel disoriented; you may feel your perception and connection to your body is off; you may feel yourself processing more intensely, and with more physical symptoms. And you may feel a tug of war between your ambition and a kind of “hurry up and wait” energy.
You may notice the “grace period” of people not doing their work has seemingly ended and the disconnect between those who are ascending and those who are not is leading to continued disengagements and shifts in relationships and relationship dynamics. It’s all okay.
Embrace your ideas, embrace your drive, but don’t feel the pressure or need to have things manifest fully and physically just yet. Remember, this isn’t about control but co-creation. When do we ever have crystal clear clarity?! The magic is in the mystery. The internal work is what it’s all about; the outside rising up to then reflect that internal work is actually the easier part. The quiet work you’re doing now is what matters most. A firework and a wildflower are equally beautiful and impressive. I’m reminded of one of my favourite quotes by Charles Martin: “Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.”
Imagine that what’s happening with this ascension is like a stage play: the actors can’t come out and take the stage if there isn’t a stage to perform on. You need to set the stage first. And just like the actors might get the majority of the “glory”, it’s the lighting director, the stage manager, and everyone behind the scenes who is equally important. It’s a strange time to be alive. And your vibration-raising while riding the collective rollercoaster may seem backwards to your mind. But trust the gestation period and surrender to divine timing. This is a valuable time to practice presence, surrender, openness, and gratitude. You are primed for a shift, and epiphanies await. Allow things to unfold and expand for your greatest good.
Remember that during times of ascension your energy is becoming more sensitive and you may find you can no longer stomach certain foods, certain programs, environments etc. Just be aware and self-honouring with any necessary changes that aid your energy and well-being.
Mirella – Intuition, Beauty
A time of deep processing, transformation and heightened intuition. Go within to develop your intuition and reach new spiritual heights. A focus on beauty and self-esteem, finding positive body image, you are beautiful inside and out.
Relationship renaissance, this is the term that first comes up as I pull this month's card. Something you thought was finished might just be circling back to you. Perhaps it's for clarity, continuation, or closure. Either way this month is best led by your intuition, so don't bother trying to problem solve intellectually, as your emotional intelligence is the focus right now. If you overthink things you risk causing yourself unnecessary stress. I'm shown people diving deeper, opening their hearts, and experiencing a powerful healing and renewal. This is a prime time for a vow renewal, recommitment, or celebration of love. On a relationship level this month can offer you a breath of fresh air. If you're willing to let go and dive deep you're sure to find some hidden treasure but if you stay "safe" on the surface you might just miss out. There's quite a strong disparity this month between the two and you will feel this gap in your relationships, in terms of who is committed to their growth and who is not. It's a make or break kind of dynamic at play, but positively so; a breaking through or a breaking free.
Conversing with Spirit should prove easier as the new moon energy of August 8th is helping open channels of connection and communication. Take time to sit in stillness and have a conversation with Spirit just as you would your best friend. Enjoy using your oracle cards, charging your crystals, and refreshing your magical tools.
As you can see we have a water element card and this is a time of cleansing, purification and renewal. Spirit shows me someone feeling dehydrated energetically and this month brings forth the clarity and surrender that can ultimately lead them to their personal fountain of youth. Enjoy this month where you feel yourself shift from a feeling of floating aimlessly, or treading tirelessly, to swimming willfully, in a forward flow.
Finvarra (Fin-vair-ah) – Leader, Power
Developing personal power. Be assertive and decisive, it's time to take charge. A promotion, taking on a leadership role or greater responsibility.
It's time to step it up, this is the first message that comes through this month. What do you want, and more importantly, what are you going to do about it? These are the questions Spirit puts forth to you right now. The time of waiting, wondering, and wishing is coming to a close and the time for decisive, positive, assertive action is called for. The July energy will remind you that the only person who can stop you from feeling better or reaching your goals is you. You choose your thoughts; you are responsible for processing your feelings; you set your boundaries; you constantly co-create your experiences. This month is all about building confidence with self-responsibility front and center. If you honoured last month's message and reached out for support where needed, you are already on the right track to seeing positive manifestations. Keep working your natural magic and stepping into your power and you can make great strides and further your momentum this month! You'll surprise yourself with how quickly things can turn around. Alternatively, if you are resisting your intuition and denying your personal power and self-care, you can expect the shadows of resistance, frustration, and disappointment to increase. This is a time to step out and step up, not to deny, dismiss or hide. Are you pointing fingers, or are you taking fearless self-inventory?
Parents, you may notice significant growth and independence in your kid(s) during this time. Foster their independence and support their self-esteem by giving them more responsibilities, let them help with cooking and chores, choosing their outfits, allow them the satisfaction of feeling helpful and strong. Work and career will be a focus for many as Spirit shows things in that arena becoming more attainable. Solar plexus chakra will be a good point of focus, especially working with the element of South\Sun and the colours of yellow and gold. Spirit compares the current energy to waking up after a long nap. Last month you were yawning and stretching as you began to come out of your sleepy fog, and now it's time to let your feet hit the ground and greet a new day.
Roger the Wishing Well – Dream, Wish
Ask for what you want. Reconnect with and heal your inner child. The elementals are granting you a wish, make a wish now!
Harmony, that's what this month wants to deliver. The six vibration of June is supporting you in laying a new foundation, rooted in deeper peace and love. Be conscious of not looking forward with an unnecessary expectation of repair and recovery but see through the eyes of your inner child, looking forward with enthusiasm, relief, and curiosity. Some keywords that are coming up repeatedly in sessions with the work we're currently doing are: forgiveness, liberation, and personal freedom. You can best support yourself by willingly releasing all that isn't vibing with you. The more you fearlessly let go the easier your healing outcome will manifest and be. You deserve that. The six vibration also focuses on family and home life so it's a good month to recalibrate if need be and model empathy versus opinion.
This card represents inner child. As you get older and the stresses and responsibilities of life increase it is more important than ever that you work to keep that inner child energy alive and present. That is how you prevent life from becoming a massive to-do list that is rooted in mundane routines and pressures versus life remaining a gift, connected to its innate beauty and joy. This month focus on what you have to celebrate and rejoice in it, no matter how small. Maybe you are simply celebrating surviving the last year and a half! As I type this I hear the lyrics and melody from the Elton John song "I'm still standing" playing in my head. In particular Spirit points out these lyrics:
Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
You are asked to open your heart further this month, pushing through any remaining fear about loving or being loved. Let the love in! This is when it's most beneficial to see yourself as your inner child. You would never say to them, 'You don't deserve love.' You would protect them and encourage them to reach for the stars and receive love on the deepest level they can because they deserve to be happy. So, as the card states, make a wish. And don't let the jaded adult in you block it from becoming a reality.
Take some time to do a ceremony or visualization where you willingly bury the past. Give it to a hole in Mother Earth to be transmuted. Then plant the seeds of what you wish for. The last year and a half has been brutal for most people, challenging at best. Choose to leave it all behind. You have the power to not drag it out or carry it forward unnecessarily. Ride the wave of the new momentum that is gaining energy and soak up all the good that you can to balance it out. Take the gifts that these challenging times could offer you, such as increased gratitude, emotional strength, heightened faith, celebration over new beginnings and healing changes, important epiphanies, clarity and clearing out of old dynamics that it brought forward. Extract the light, it's time to step further out of the shadows and forward into the sun. These challenging times can serve to remind us how fragile life is and not to take it for granted.
A family friend who was spiritual passed away a few years ago and she came to me in Spirit and said, "You wanted to be here." She shared that life is considered a huge gift and opportunity, and that it's hard to remember that when we're here, but if we can it can make life so much easier. She showed me souls waiting to come down and that getting a "body" was a big deal. I share this as a reminder to enjoy life, and to appreciate and love your body.
The future is yours, it needn't be marred by the past, so stay in your light and make it bright!
Flower Fairies – Seasons, Celebration
Celebrate a holiday or special occasion. Prepare for the change of seasons or a significant life event, such as a birthday, graduation or anniversary. Indulge yourself, you deserve it.
May is a month of five energy and we are in a year of five energy as well. This vibration calls for change but it also supports the passion and drive to meet it. I'm shown fire element taking centre stage this month and after last month's earth element and rest card things are ready to move and kick into gear. This card heralds a cause for celebration! Something you have been waiting or hoping for will manifest. Or at the very least, something you are manifesting gets a boost. Spirit asks you to believe and be open in order to support the answers to your prayers. You are reminded that your prayers are answered, albeit not always in the way you ask or expect them to be. This is why you are asked to be open to your highest outcome without expectation. The more you can release expectation the more freedom and gains you can achieve now. A lot of the things that click or take root right now will be setting the stage for future long-term successes. This is a time for big picture thinking and trust.
This energy lends itself to progress on all fronts as we prepare for summer solstice next month. Keep in mind that the five energy can have a tendency to create a 'leap before you look' mindset so you want to be open but not reckless. I'm shown lots of romantic sparks happening for people. This is a good time to meet someone and make a new connection. New passions and interests will surface for discovery. A new creative energy will be ripe for inspiration. You may find yourself wanting to experiment and express your energy in a new light. Things may be busy but try to have fun with it. Take advantage of the double five vibration that can act as a turbo charge to your manifestations but keep in mind the double vibration will heighten whatever energy you are putting out there, so be positive. This is a great month to turn things around and step into a new flow of abundance. If you've been hesitating to action something you'll now find it hard not to. Remember, the more you celebrate the little things the more you call in the bigger things.
Ralph the Rock – Rest, Sacred Space
The need for downtime, press pause and relax awhile. Create an altar or sacred space. Visit a historic site or monument.
This card pretty much speaks for itself! Rest. After dealing with some major energy in March you now need to balance it out with some downtime. That being said, it will still be quite a productive and satisfying month in terms of tasks accomplished and things set in motion. However, Spirit encourages you to pace yourself. Anything you dealt with and shifted in March is now integrating and that will require some stillness and quiet time. Find it where you can. Get out in nature when weather permits and clear your head and aura. This card represents earth element, supporting a grounded and practical energy. It will be a good month for goal setting and establishing new routines, or reviving current ones.
I'm shown people going through closets and garages, decluttering and doing a big spring clean. This is a great time to purge things that you've been holding onto that don't resonate anymore. Spirit says many people have accumulated things that no longer serve a purpose or are no longer needed. If you have items that are just taking up space and don't hold beneficial energy anymore it's time to donate them or let them go. You will feel a pull to lighten the load, and when you clear your space, you free up your energy as well. If you are struggling to let go of something you know you don't need, ask why. That will be a key moment and brilliant opportunity to connect with emotional attachments you may have, recognize them, accept them, and let them go, healing them where necessary.
This whole year calls for continued adaptation but this month in particular calls for practicing the art of non-attachment. The more you move forward with an open mind and grateful heart the more miracles await you. Simplify your life. You may notice the number signs 123 and 1234 popping up to remind you of this message. What really matters? Is your way of living in alignment with your heart and core values? This is where the art of simplifying and non-attachment closes the gap, more closely aligning your inner and outer worlds in your favour. I'm reminded of one of my favourite Bob Marley quotes: "Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold."
Choose health. This is another strong message Spirit shares this month, with a focus on the mental and physical. This is a supportive time to take a break from social media. Spirit reminds me of another favourite quote of mine by Denzel Washington: "Just because you don't share it on social media, doesn't mean you're not up to big things. Live it and stay low key. Privacy is everything." Spirit isn't saying to fully disengage but rather to reflect and refresh. You may feel guided to limit your time on your devices, and\or to clear out old photos for a refresh, or perhaps start anew with a fully clean slate. Trust your gut and do whatever feels right for you.
I wish you all many blessings for a restorative month. As I like to say, "rest and receive!"
Ostephen (Oh-steff-en) - Sensitive, Brother
A strong brotherly bond, masculine energy. Seeking and sharing the truth, a highly sensitive and empathic soul. Communication is key, listen and speak with compassion.
The term "lay bare" is the first thing that comes up this month. Ostephen is a highly sensitive character and his kind heart and transparency are what make him lovable. What is it that you need to share in order to progress on your path? This might mean being deeply honest with yourself about something you've been denying, being vulnerable and open in a new relationship despite fear, or sharing something of significance to you with others. You might be the one sharing or you might be the one listening, but either way an opportunity to practice communication and compassion takes centre stage. Spirit says, "speak up." If you don't stand in your truth and share from an authentic place then how can anyone meet you there and create meaningful conversation and connection? Lead with an open and grateful heart.
Emotions are going to be heightened this month as the Spring Equinox rebirth energy is upon us. Things will pick up pace and more dramatic changes are in motion. You can expect epiphanies, revelations, and decision-making. We all move from our own essence and therefore have our own truths and experiences. You are encouraged to practice empathy in order to honour the truth of others as well as your own. What is laid bare this month will lead to long-term beneficial changes for all involved, though you may not feel that way at first due to the emotions running high. Observe but don't absorb, my sensitive folk!
Spring Equinox is a time of rebirth, the return of the light! This month is about embracing new beginnings, allowing a divinely guided reset. The light in the dark of these very trying times is that it has forced you to go within and take a personal inventory of all areas of your life. It has you ask: What is working? What isn't? And why? This is a time to realign with core values, embrace a new purpose, and broaden your horizons. You are encouraged to perform a Spring Equinox ceremony using music and flowers. Call in the light of the sun and the warmth of Mother Earth as she nurtures the expansion of your life's experience, supporting a fresh start. A huge cycle has come to completion, it's time to exhale and breathe new life into your journey.
Snilly – Study, Research
Do your research and pay attention to the details. An entrepreneur, self-employment. Study, school and education will be your focus, higher learning.
Two images come up clearly as I pull this month's card. The first is that of someone walking a tightrope while holding an umbrella and trying to steady themselves. Spirit says, "this month you will find your footing." The second is that of a violinist playing gentle music in nature. Spirit says, "take time to exhale and find your centre." This month of two energy will support balance and cooperation. You'll find it easier to connect with a sense of calm and trust that things are pulling themselves together.
This will be a good month to open up to new love, and to new inspiration. Trust your instincts and reach out as you feel guided. If you open a door that isn't right for you, trust Spirit to protect you and close it. You'll feel more in tune with signs you receive this month, as if your antennae are peaked. If you've been doing your work then any self-limiting patterns were shifted last month, and new connections and partnerships are primed to be formed. This applies both personally and professionally.
You'll notice we have our snail friend Snilly on this card reminding us that things are progressing, albeit slowly. Be conscious of catching yourself getting impatient and trying to go too far too fast, or you might risk missing something important. Better to do your research, connect within, and allow things to unfold naturally. This allows you to notice the signs and make the best choices. Snilly is a character that loves the details. Do your best to embrace the inner workings of things. Sometimes understanding the how of a fix is more important than the outcome of the actual fix. The lingering uncertainty will continue to ease up as the year progresses but you are reminded to let go of a focus on time or the need to try to secure a false sense of security. Step back regularly this month and see the forest for the trees.
It's a nurturing month, so the colours blue and green will be beneficial to wear or work with. Ensure that you give yourself a safe space to express your thoughts and process your feelings. Be it journalling, counselling, healing, a quality conversation with a friend, whatever the modality may be—express yourself. Don't bottle things up or you block your energy and limit the space for the new to flow through. Support your friends and loved ones by practicing the art of listening this month. This will allow you to be the best friend and support person you can be. You don't need to fix or offer advice, just don't underestimate the value of being a compassionate confidant and sounding board.
Even though it may not feel like it, many of us are levelling up right now. You may be well aware of the growing pains that are associated with this process; the grief and loss in having to let go of things that have served their purpose; the vulnerability and fear of stepping into the unknown. But try to remind yourself of past times you levelled up and how the outcome was so worth it: the stronger sense of self; the heightened faith; the discovery and celebration in new beginnings. I always find myself using the word adventure with my daughter. Even if it's during quarantine and we're just exploring the house, I say: Let's have an adventure! Things have the meaning we give them. How can you create a sense of adventure this month? These are exhausting times but making a creative effort can actually renew your energy. See life as a colouring book but don't wait for things to return to "normal" before using your crayons again. Just like a child uses the power of their imagination, allow your inner child to find freedom and joy through the same. Lose yourself in your dreams this month. Reconnect with your inner dreamer, visualize, and listen to your hearts longings. Then plant those seeds of intention with your inner child in your energy garden. With Spirit, visit them and nurture them often as they take root and prepare to grow.
In this vibration of two, this month of love, allow your optimist to take centre stage. Lean into love. Focus on the light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long that tunnel may be.
Maury – Creativity, Magic
Inspiration and creativity are at a peak, so take advantage. You are being fully supported in an endeavour, so work your natural magic now. Experiment and try new ways of doing things.
I was beyond curious to see what card we would kick off 2021 with. Independence and initiation will lead you into a nice surge of motivation this month. What do you want and how are you going to make it happen? Those are the questions you'll be asking yourself. This month of 1 supports new beginnings and self-sufficiency. You'll feel ready to make new plans and embrace new ways of thinking, being, and doing.
If ever there was a year to initiate healing change, this is it. 2021 takes us into a year of 5 energy. This energy supports freedom, change, adventure and rebellion. Spirit shows there will be plenty of big personal changes for people on the horizon such as moves, relocations, job and career changes, and relationship changes. This past year had you addressing deep personal transformation on the inside, working toward clarity. This year sees that clarity and transformation manifesting outside seeking to now bring your inner and outer worlds into alignment.
The 5 energy doesn't take no for an answer, it doesn't conform. This means if you have been sitting on the fence or feeling stuck your energy will be ready to leap or experience an epiphany. And as far as global movements and initiatives, they won't be slowing down anytime soon. So embrace, or at least accept, them for what they are: healing change that is breaking down the old to break through to the new. Division and conflict are a part of this process but that doesn't mean you need to let it affect you unnecessarily. Live your truth and remember change always comes from the inside out.
The superficial will continue to ebb and degenerate this coming year. With the freewheeling 5 energy people will grow more tired of things like Instagram and influencers. The marketing, ads, and all the comparison and competition it draws will continue to lose appeal. The 5 energy will say, "I'm too smart to care about the picture you just spent 20 minutes staging so that you can sell me something I don't need." The lifestyle industry will experience a big overhaul within the next five years—less style, more life. More people will want to step away from the current culture of over-sharing. Valuing privacy and an increased discernment regarding what to share versus what to keep sacred will shift as people desire a return to simpler times.
This is a wonderful year to live your potential. Circumstances and such will more readily shift to accommodate your goals. Basically, it won't feel quite as much of a slog.
The self-governing energy of this year will have you developing your solar plexus, self-esteem, and self-worth. The more you initiate and action this the easier it will be because the 5 energy will bring this forward regardless. So if you have fears that need to be faced, prepare to confront them head on. Keep in mind it's all to serve your highest path. Spirit encourages you to start off by using this month to reconnect with beauty, and set the tone for yourself. The voice of fear is loud, the ego knows how to shout and scare you with all the things that could be difficult or that could go wrong. But your higher self asks you to also acknowledge all the things that could be easier and that could go right. Potential and possibilities are ripe this month. You have the power to choose what you focus on and how it makes you feel. Be fiercely honest with yourself about what changes are needed this coming year. And more importantly, carry that fearlessness forward and follow through with action. Use this time wisely and have it work for you. That is you making the most of this month and truly doing what the card says, "working your natural magic."
On the first of every month, I pull a card from my Faye Oracle Cards, which feature characters from my book, A Tale of Faye. I share what the card and character represent, as well as any additional insights my guides bring through so that you can be aware of the energy and make the most of the month. I also share any energy themes and thoughts as I feel guided.