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.
October is a month of one, highlighting independence and self-determination. Just as the leaves turn and release from the trees, you will be tying up any loose ends that remain as you near the end of the year. Things are coming to completion this month. Perhaps, after nine months, you'll be giving birth like me! Just saying, a pretty fitting card for our baby girl's month of arrival. ;) Or maybe you just finished writing the final instalment in your four-book series. Yay for my talented husband who did just that! The point being, big things that have been gestating for some time now are coming to a close. Don't sit on things that are done but confidently tie up the loose ends, there won't be a "better time." There's a beautiful balance at play of releasing and completing while moving forward and progressing. This can manifest as added support for any major transitions. You have the ability to feel very much in sync with your mind, body, and soul as you navigate transitions with positivity. Let your instincts lead the way.
Focus on beauty. Find the beauty in letting go. Find the beauty in change and growth. Celebrate the beauty of how unbelievably adaptable we are as humans. Honour the beauty of the soul creating and expressing itself through your mind and body. This will be a welcome month for introverts as you'll be encouraged to stay in, relax, and focus on integration. It's time to release any pressure, regroup, and replenish. Take time to enjoy the cozy fall energy and see this as a month to dive deep into your nurturing nature. If you've been working on that, and are just starting to get in touch with that gentler and more authentic side of yourself, it's a wonderful time to build upon it.
The meaning of this card is a heart-opening. Where can you further open your heart in your life? Yourself? Your romantic love? Communication? Friendships? Work community? Your body and health? Family? Abundance? You get the drift... It's time to let the old guards down, let the past patterns fall away, and let your authentic self receive. If you feel vulnerable and more emotional than usual, you're on the right track.
We've got a full moon on October 13th. What do you need to prepare for before the winter season hits? Provide yourself with as much comfort as possible. Maybe you prepare a stack of books to curl up and read this winter, pull out your warmest blankets to have on hand, stock up on your favourite spiced teas and comfort foods, again...nurture yourself. Allow your energy to flow with the seasonal changes. This isn't a time to wind up, but down. It's a time to release and rejuvenate. Be deeply present, give thanks, and celebrate all that you have achieved and brought to completion this year. Your 2019 journey is preparing to come to an end and this month you will be feeling all the feelings as they say. Spirit shows me an image of the story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, emphasizing the part at the end where his heart grows three sizes. Have you been working your natural magic? Are you ready to feel your heart open up and let in more love than you ever thought possible? I hope so. And enjoy, because these moments in life are the rewards that remind you why you do the work in the first place.
Luxor – Stars, Celestial
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Decisions. This is the word that I first hear when pulling this month's card. This month you will be making some big, and little, decisions. The last eight months are being stockpiled and sifted through on a mind, body, and soul level to reach clarity about the future. This card represents just that, the future. The star and celestial energy represent destiny. September is a 9 month, which highlights direction and higher purpose. You're done with the so-so, the mundane, and making the best of things. You are ready for something more, more meaningful, and more expressive. You are ready to make better things. The stars are ready to align for you this month to reveal what that is, and what your next step(s) will be in getting there. It's all about acceleration, progress, and embracing momentum.
Imagine Luxor buckling you into a rocket ship that is going to help you reach new heights and new destinations. But first, you must be willing to walk away and leave behind that which is complete. One cannot begin what one hasn't been willing to end. Luxor turns on the ignition and looks at you. He asks: 'Are you ready?' Only you can answer honestly. If your answer is yes, you will feel a significant shift this month of new energy flooding in. If your answer is no, be prepared to get fiercely honest with yourself about what you aren't acknowledging or doing that has left you feeling unsure and stuck in stagnant energy.
If you've been contemplating some big changes, such as a new job, a new home, or beginning or ending a relationship, this is the month where you will step further into the new changes and picture. It will feel like a light switch being flicked on. Insights, repetitive thoughts, strong gut feelings, vivid dreams, signs, synchronicity; it will all be there to connect you with your divine guidance and inner knowing. Whether this manifests as a physical action step or begins first as mental or emotional clarity, it is at your doorstep ready to be received. Where am I going and why? How do I want to feel? These are the questions Spirit asks you to meditate on this month. If you don't love it, leave it. This will be a strong urge you'll feel as the new energy tugs at your being, desiring to pull you forward. Remember, if it's still not time to take the physical action step, you don't need to force or rush it. Committing on an energetic soul level is the first and most important part. That declaration and affirmation will give you instant peace and ensure the physical action step of change lines up and manifests in divine time.
Healing is merely evolving, it is that simple. As our friend Luxor would say: 'If you aren't going forward, you aren't going anywhere.' This isn't a time for misplaced loyalties and outdated fears of leaving others behind. This is a time of fearless self-responsibility, and self-expression; it's a time to lead by example. Living life in your authenticity is far more challenging than teaching it. There is more value in being than doing. For in being, one's light educates for them. Evolve by connecting with and living your truth. Share your passions and do what comes naturally to you. Move in the direction that brings you more joy. Pursue the things that interest you. This is where your decisions become more easily made.
Blue and silver will be excellent colours to work with this month. Blue will support your self-expression and flow. Silver will keep you tethered to your higher self and divine guidance. Journaling, ceremony, and regularly connecting with your inner voice will be essential. Get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper, or voice them out loud to spirit regularly so they are sorted and you can feel your way forward, in trust.
Luxor puts your hands on the steering wheel as you start to feel the fuel from the rocket ship create a rumble of movement beneath you. You feel both ready and nervous, a familiar and natural part of endings and beginnings. As you turn to thank him and say goodbye, he says: 'Uh uh uh, my friend, no looking back, eyes ahead. Besides there's no such thing as a goodbye, just lessons learned and progress made. Now reach for your next star! It's time to reclaim your enthusiasm for life and receive the gift that it is. Are you taking on the universe, or are you enjoying it?'
Dedrik (Deh-drick) – Karma, Past Life
A situation influenced by past life memories. A pre-determined karmic experience with someone from your soul group. Trust in the process, honour the experience, and remember to see obstacles as opportunities for growth.
August is the month of eight. Eight represents willpower, financial well-being, inner-strength, hard work, and determination. This month's energy is going to ask you to balance the earthly with the spiritual and the unconscious with the conscious. I'm shown a bright light shining at the end of a tunnel and spirit says, whatever you do, don't stop now! If you did your work, you pulled in the new illumination July offered and this month spirit encourages you to now put it in motion. You may feel resistance but don't quit right before the miracle occurs. You've come too far to give up now. Find your second wind, dig deep, and persevere to the rewards you've earned.
As you've been coming into your own, old disempowered patterns and emotions have become glaringly obvious, at times probably annoyingly or painfully so. You now know very clearly what you do and don't want. This card signals that you will be seeing your new wants through by implementing healthy changes, new routines, divinely guided conversations, boundaries, and making any necessary adjustments that came from last month's rebirth energy.
The resonating truth this month will be that you can't change anyone but yourself. And you may feel challenged to honour yourself while feeling pushed and pulled to please others. Remember you can't disappoint anyone but yourself. Don't try to explain your choices and get others to understand your changes but simply share and state them if need be. Self-responsibility is highlighted with this karma card. That's what the gift of this month is all about, positive detachment. The fire breathing dragon symbolizes a boost of energy and transformation. Practice turning anger into passion, anxiety into presence, grief into celebration, and control into surrender. You can do it!
There will be an underlying intensity to this month but you can manage it by being proactive and peaceful. Hopefully, you honoured the slower pace and rest that July asked for so you feel capable of staying engaged in this month's more action-oriented energy. A saying that fits well this month is: walk your talk. You can expect to have experiences where you will be asked to do just that. Allow your higher self to lead the way and be expressed through your earthly self. Dynamics are going to be seen very clearly and triggers may be magnified. You can expect to come face to face with denial and differences. When faced with these differences you are asked to stay self-connected in your own energy and not overreact emotionally. Remind yourself that whoever or whatever triggers you the most has the capacity to be a wonderful agent of change for you. As the card says, obstacles are really just opportunities for growth. It's a mental game more than anything this month so patience and perspective will be your golden tickets.
This balancing energy of eight is ready to see you flip the script! Let's say you've had a history of breaking the law only to now find yourself happily working on the other side to enforce it. You may find yourself thriving in a picture you previously resisted because of your commitment to healing and personal growth. You extracted the light and are standing in the new strength and abundance of it. Now it's time to let that new energy grow and flow as you walk further down your new path.
Anything that supports your solar plexus, sacral chakra, and core will be beneficial this month as your crown and root will be looking to harmonize and support center. Work with the colours yellow and orange, and use air element for clearing. Sage regularly, and get outside on a windy day, letting the breeze sweep through and cleanse your aura. With a lot of mental focus called for, balancing it out with earth element will help keep you grounded and energized.
If you've doubted your willpower in the past, this month you are ready to surprise yourself with how strong you really are. Elevation is the name of the game as you are stepping it up. Any intensity and discomfort are minor and only temporary as you adjust to the new changes and ways of being. You are highly adaptable and before you know it, the new you will feel like old news. Mind over matter baby! Your affirmations for this month: I honour myself, guilt-free. I am self-love in divinely guided action. I am calm and centered as I allow and embrace healing change.
Edwin – Rebirth, Peace
A difficult cycle is coming to an end and relief is here. A time of blissful renewal and rebirth. A personal sense of deep peace and tranquility.
The first thing I hear and see when I pull this card is someone sighing in contentment and lounging in a bubble bath. Sound nice? If so, this is your month. July will be a lot quieter on all fronts. Some of the "noise" you've been experiencing physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually will have the volume turned down. You'll start to relax into the new and deeper understanding of yourself that you've been cultivating thus far in the year. Any nagging thoughts and remarks about what was or what should be are able to move into their newly freed up space of what is and what can be. It's time to start recognizing your potential and capability. You're now moving in the right direction by pulling it from the inside out instead of chasing it from the outside in.
Looking to others to understand, define, or validate you is a thing of the past. This month you're happy to lounge and bask in the glow of your inner light and self-knowing. Spirit encourages you to have fun this month as you explore one of the most curious and fascinating creatures on the planet...you. Comparison and competition will leave you feeling empty, confidence and creativity are the names of the game moving forward. If you've been feeling artsy or creative this will be a supportive month to get writing, drawing, or back in touch with whatever medium speaks to you. You'll also feel pulled to enjoy and receive from the creative energy of others via discovering new music, taking in a play or show, or trying a new community activity. The new, new, new is what July heralds.
You're facing some big shadows this year. And this card reminds you that on the other side of a shadow is new light! Are you remembering to pat yourself on the back and acknowledge your courage and bravery for your willingness to do the work? This month marks a turning point with a journey you've been on, you'll recognize and feel that you're now closer to the finish than the start. This feeling of success will keep you motivated and encouraged to stay strong and present while allowing this year's journey to take its time, transform you, and come full circle. This month you're not meant to have the whole picture revealed just yet but you are leaning into more and more clarity which will keep you calm and centered in trust.
Suggestions for this month: Get outside and star gaze. Rest and catch up on sleep. Unplug and spend less time on your phone and technology. Exercise and eat well, enjoying healthy self-care but without pressure, restriction, or force. If you usually run, consider a bit more walking. The more leisurely pace at play will lend itself to low maintenance endeavors that feel good as opposed to demanding. It's a nice month for romantic new beginnings. Your heart center will be more relaxed and open to a new ideal. At the very least you'll start honouring and connecting with not only what you truly want but what you truly need.
Spirit shows me starting a pilot light. Areas of your life where you've lost faith are ready to reignite. Past disappointments will release and give way to new hope and beginnings. Set an intention of finding your faith in any area of your life you feel you may have lost it. Because this month is your chance to hit reset and begin again.
Merlin – Wisdom, Teacher
Time for a new mentor or teacher to come in. Share your wisdom and use it to teach others. Pay close attention to repetitive thoughts as they are divine insights.
This month of 6 asks you to reign it in and relax. Spirit shows me a group of people walking with their hands out trying to feel their way through the dark. This stressful feeling is completely unnecessary if you are willing to listen and trust in your repetitive guidance. Seek support and then follow through with divinely guided action. Have you been ignoring the signs spirit is sending you? Are you giving yourself enough time to process your changes and shifts so that you are making the best decisions for yourself? Or are you rushing things and not really listening? Alternatively, you may be sitting back, afraid or resistant to make a necessary move. Remember sometimes things need to breakdown in order to breakthrough. This month may shake some things up for that very purpose. Healing is a journey, not a destination. Be honest with yourself if you are too attached to the outcome as opposed to the intention. Follow your feelings to find your flow. This month asks you to realign, to sit down and write out your values. Are your decisions and actions in alignment with them? Are you prioritizing the right things? You are reminded that you have to pause and reflect in order to receive.
This month raises the bar for self-connection. You are asked to reflect on the things that have ended, increased, or simply shifted recently, and go within to fully understand why. Self-reflection will be the key that unlocks your clarity and freedom even further. Ask spirit for guidance and help to move forward with healing change and positive growth. Pay attention to the signs, this includes red flags. If you're not happy in an area of your life this month will encourage you to look in the mirror and honestly address how you're contributing to it. You can expect mirroring to be heightened, especially on the home front. The teaching energy of this month will show up in your family and home relationships as everyone is encouraged to grow or let go of what is no longer working. This is your month to implement healthy changes and create a new routine. Are you lowering your vibration for others and playing it small? Patterns of selfishness, addiction, and denial will be brought to the forefront for healing. This is a very supportive month to declutter and get things organized.
Six is a nurturing number, a number of harmony and balance. I like to say, see six as a hug from heaven. The movement of self-love from last month is ready to grow if you'll allow it. If you are burnt out, it's time to heal and turn that burn out into beauty and bounty. Your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being is the heart of the matter this month. Your well-being is your abundance.
Air element is strong this month which is why it's extra important to practice self-care and self-connection so you don't get stuck in your head. Air is connected to wisdom and intellect so when it's imbalanced you can have too much mental energy and find yourself in a head versus heart stalemate. This is your time to clear any old associations of selfish being a part of self-love. The key is to see your energy like a cloud, you want to be gently and subtly shapeshifting, moving, and adapting. Seek within and realign for your greatest good. Because the best way you can take care of your family and others is to first take supreme care of you.
Happy May Day! May 1st is Beltane, a time to celebrate fertility in all areas of your life. And we have a new moon this Saturday so be sure to take some time to focus on new beginnings. What brings you joy? What do you want things to look and feel like moving forward? It's time to visualize, ask, listen, and create. Some ways you can enjoy and celebrate Beltane are to have a bonfire, light candles in sacred ceremony, basically, any ritual that incorporates the element of fire will be most welcome. Traditionally, it was common to dance around the Beltane fire in celebration of new beginnings and fertility in preparation of summer.
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.
This month is all about the changes. I am shown the number five which represents change and transformation. And of course, May is the month of 5. The start of this year you may have felt like the caterpillar stuck in the cocoon desperately wanting to become the butterfly and fly free. Well... now's your time. You can expect to see big shifts in your relationships, work, career, location, and health this month. This is a month of endings and beginnings as new freedom and opportunities open up. You'll feel a surge of new energy as you emerge re-inspired and ready for a new adventure. Fearlessly say goodbye to the old with gratitude, and joyfully embrace the new with faith. Don't try to run before you walk, ease yourself into these changes so that you can enjoy them. January through April carried an intensity that may have left you feeling a little tired. The more you resist the more troublesome things will be. The more you surrender and rest the easier you'll navigate these changes. The elementals show a big boulder and someone pushing it uphill and they say, don't do this. And then they show someone lying back on the water letting it carry them to their next destination, do this.
Pay attention, as you'll be getting lots of signs and omens. You may feel more open psychically and feel more connected spiritually, finding it easier to receive insights and ideas. It's important not to rush new ideas because your clarity is increasing day to day. Remember that time is an illusion. Focus on the feeling and surrender the time to spirit. Journalling would be a good practice this month to take note of new insights and ideas so that you can refer back to them. This isn't about getting back to the old you, this is about breaking free into the new and improved you. If there's something you've been wanting to try but have been feeling intimidated, this is an excellent month to muster up your courage and go for it. Break free! You'll feel anxiety slip away as your courage transforms it into newfound peace. As you hear me say, 'Don't make things better, make better things.' This statement applies to this month as the changes you're addressing are foundational.
Do you dare to believe in yourself? This is the question spirit puts forth to you this month. Thus far in the year you may have felt like you've been laying a new foundation, alas the concrete has poured and settled, and this month you feel it fully solidify. Enjoy this enhanced security and feeling of safety as you've earned it. What's next? That beautiful foundation you've poured will become a trampoline for you to springboard off of and reach new and impressive heights. The only thing that can hold you back is you. This month's card asks you to move from deep within, honouring your true self. If you're on the right track you'll find yourself caring less and less about the opinion of others. If you have any patterns of competition they will pop up for clearing this month.
This month, challenge yourself to see yourself as spirit sees you: worthy, lovable, and capable. If you have a hard time seeing the beauty in yourself, catch yourself noticing the beauty in nature, seeing it in the sky, trees, birds, and in others. And then remind yourself that you are all interconnected, when you recognize beauty in something or someone else, you are in fact, recognizing the beauty in you. Guess you had more self-love than you may have realized...
Monthly Energy Foresight
The first of every month, I pull a card from my Faye Oracle Cards. I share what the card represents and any additional insights my guides bring through so that you can be aware of the energy and make the most of the month.