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."
Maeve (May-ve) – Moon, Goddess
A heart opening, embrace of Goddess and feminine energy. A strong sisterly bond, holding space for others, nurturing and maternal energy. Work with the moon cycles to sync your body and connect with Mother Earth.
The last time we had this card was January 2020, making it both the first and last card of this year. Interesting that we are in some way ending where we began. A significant cycle in your life is coming full circle. The first month of a new year is often met with an open heart and optimism, the promise of a fresh start and new beginnings. That energy quickly changed come March, but this card resurfacing for the last month of the year heralds a return to gentler times. It doesn't mean things are over; you're still strapped in on the COVID rollercoaster ride, but it does signal the start of a return to those feelings of hope and renewal.
In many recent sessions I've done, Spirit has encouraged people to see from the perspective that, 'Any change is healing change that will ultimately better my life.' This year has been the year of the serenity prayer, of the mantra 'It is what it is', and of radical acceptance and adaptation. Find quiet time this month to lie down, let your mind wander, and let your heart speak to you. Don't do so looking for answers, just listen. Instead of hiding under the blanket, your inner child is now sitting up and hugging it to them. It will take more time for freedoms to find their way back but your inner child is showing they are now feeling safe enough to emerge in a new light.
Be extra aware of not judging this month but of having compassion for yourself and others. Spirit says it's time to respect differences and heal from the collective drain you've been feeling. I'm shown bright flashes of light and that this month of 3 energy will be like a portal where you can super boost your healing, especially in terms of putting to bed old patterns. When communing with Spirit you will feel as though the volume has been turned up and the signal is clearer.
Winter solstice is ready to work its magic with you. Mark your calendars for Monday, December 21st, as this will be a significant time you'll want to pay attention to. My favorite winter solstice ceremony is to turn off all the lights in the house, sit in candlelight ceremony, and when the ceremony is finished, to walk through and turn all the lights back on. Winter solstice recognizes the shortest day of the year, the embrace of the darkness that is the winter season, while also ultimately celebrating the return of the sun. You're also encouraged to pay attention to the full moon on December 29th. Enjoy another ceremony and exhale out 2020 and its plentiful shadows. Maeve is a character in my story that embodies the divine feminine energy, and after some resistance and rebellion, that energy is what we are continuing to birth globally but with a touch more grace afforded now.
Physically, and energetically, you may experience symptoms/a focus on the heart, lower belly, hips, and pelvis. It's all connected to the rebirth energy. Laughter, a sense of humor, and gratitude will be your best medicine. Make it your mission to laugh until you cry and your belly hurts! This month of 3 lends itself to creative expression. Have fun letting your inner child create and play, watch your favorite childhood movie, indulge in comforting holiday rituals, and play games with family. Don't long for what was but appreciate and give thanks for the moments you miss, and then channel that love and passion into making new ones. This month reminds you it isn't about getting back to something, those old versions, routines, and ways of being needed to be let go. Channel your energy now into creating and discovering the new modalities from this present moment. You are so very loved and so powerful. And despite the chaos and overwhelm of this difficult and intense year, find time to remember and celebrate that life is inherently good. As Maeve reminds us, there is always the calm after the storm.
Weepin' Willy – Grief, Emotions
A time of transition, be gentle with yourself, take it day by day. Sadness, loss and grief, needing to let go and trust in the bigger picture. A divinely guided experience that will lead to healing, growth and positive change.
We are now in a month of 11, and a year of 22. These are both master numbers which mean master lessons. Basically when you're dealing with a master number it's a higher vibration and therefore a heightened intensity. So with this card you are being encouraged to get out of your own way, and choose to be on the upside of this vibration. There is a lot of grief and overwhelm associated with the deep personal transformation being brought forward this year. But as the card states, take it day by day. Uncertainty can serve to develop a deeper level of faith and surrender. Facing the fear that comes with change can serve to make you stronger and develop trust. You are being asked to move and mature into your next life cycle, hence the grief associated with letting go of the "old" you. But fear not, it will be a month of integration that will see you one step closer to knowing, understanding, and accepting the "new" you.
Weepin' Willy is a character in my story who is quite a happy little guy but has a sob spell put on him so he can't stop crying. This is a perfect symbol for this year. You are aware of, and probably feeling the weight of, this year, but underneath it all, you know who you really are, that everything will be okay, and that this state is temporary. Weepin' Willy reminds you that the healed opposite of grief is celebration. And sometimes you need to uproot in order to reground. Stay true to your inner light, keep the faith, and trust your instincts no matter what difficulties you face or what chaos may be swirling around you. Remember - as within, so without.
Another element associated with the 11 energy of November is a spiritual awakening. This means in regard to areas of divinely guided healing change you can expect the signs, symptoms and nudges from the universe to increase. You will be provided with plenty of experiences to practice whatever it is you're currently developing, be it assertiveness, self-love, faith etc. If you are honoring your spiritual awakening you'll feel an increased connection and sense of budding peace and resolution. If you've been resisting your awakening you may find increased frustration and fear. You may feel tired of trying to see through the fog but if you keep climbing and trust in the journey you'll soon reach your next peak. The fog and existing in the unknown just may be serving to lead you to a peak that is even greater than the one you had in mind. Nevertheless, honor your emotions, it's okay to lament the climb during this time.
See this as a month to make great strides, even if right now that is simply connecting with divinely inspired ideas and insights that will ultimately culminate in future action steps. With the heightened energy of 11 this has the potential to be a powerful month whatever you choose to do with it. Remember that where your thoughts go, your energy flows, so steer your ship toward the light and do your best to embrace unearthing some new territory.
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.
After last month's shadow card, Mirella is a welcome reprieve. If you've felt as though you were drowning in some of last month's shadow energy, which brought up a lot of self-doubt and fear, this card signals you'll be coming to the surface for air. This month will focus highly on self: self-connection, self-esteem, self-love, and self-care. With the intuition aspect you can expect a clearer sense of inner-knowing. And with the beauty aspect you can expect an increased desire and motivation to look and feel your best. The heart chakra will be your focus this month.
A keyword this month is restoration. What do you need to restore? It may be your confidence, your vitality, your perspective, your faith, etc. You're still in a time of deep processing and significant transformation but you'll start to feel a sense of relief due to a newfound focus and a stronger sense of direction and purpose.
October is a month of one, and one energy represents independence, new beginnings and initiation. So it will be a wonderful time to give thought to what you want to change and then to initiate steps towards it. Spirit shows that as you move closer to the end of the year there will be an increasing sense of swimming towards something specific as opposed to the feeling of floating aimlessly. The more you are willing to embrace and action healing change, the greater your outcome will be. A lot of what is taking shape right now is leading to rewards and/or greater change that isn't destined to manifest until next year. This is a time of setting the stage for the future. There is a humility and detachment required in putting forth effort now that may not bring instant gratification. It's long-term and big picture thinking that is going to bring the big dividends down the road. Taking time to connect with your inner voice and to listen to your guides will be essential and beneficial.
This is a water element card, so naturally working with water element will be supportive. Take bubble baths, use water in your rituals, drink more water; let water purify, cleanse, and bless you. You are reminded to trust the ebb and flow of life. Every day you have the choice to let the waves carry you forward or to swim against the current. But one thing is certain - those who are willing to dive deep always find the treasure.
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.