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.
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 as I feel guided.