Tarotscopes: April 2015

Tarotscopes: April 2015 with the Karma Tarot

Monthly Theme

5 of Wands

Stop for a moment and contemplate the current state of your life. Where are you bleeding away your energy? What is eating away at your heart? What is stealing your light? Stand strong, and gather your emotions. This is a time of self-empowerment, and composure. Don’t be afraid to standout. Wave your banner high. Communicate what you are thinking, feeling, desiring. What questions do you have for the Universe? For the people around you? Don’t make assumptions. Ask questions. Challenge the picture before you.

Aries March 21-April 19

Lilith (The Empress)

Aries, look at where you’ve been. Look at what you’ve learned, experienced, and had the opportunity to explore. You are worldly, even when you don’t feel so. You have seen heartache, and love. You have seen the dark and the light. Hold tight to your power, and radiate it out into the world. You don’t have to take action, to be in motion. Let your power, your ideas, and your dreams, germinate. Be subtle, go inward, and let the force inside of you propel its way outward in its perfect time!

Taurus April 20-May 20

7 of Coins

You are in a very receptive place, Taurus. Taking in, and taking on the things bubbling and crackling around you. Be gentle with yourself, as you are feeling overwhelmed by the flood of emotions and information. This is a very psychic time for you, drifting in the lofty world of the between places. As an earth sign, this tends to be a little unnerving for you. Feel your feet beneath you. Say hello to the unknown. Most of all… wait, and listen.

Gemini May 21-June 21

4 of Wands

This is a time of orchestrating, and calculating plans, moves and next steps. You can take a single atom, and build a universe. You have the power within you to make all things a reality. You may not feel this capable right now, but know that you are laying down the foundation, planting the seeds for something much bigger than even you can imagine. Stay strong, stay steady, and be comforted in the knowledge that even subtle gestures can make waves.

Cancer June 21-July 22

Strength

Cancer, you are grappling with emotions, and have a tendency toward retreat. You find yourself wilting under the pressure of daily demands. You are thinking too much to move rhythmically with the beat of the Universe right now. Stop forcing, stop fearing… and just start flowing. You cannot subdue the beasts of the unknown by fighting against it. The real secret is to touch it gently, intently… and let your heartbeat link into the heartbeat of that which you fear the most.

Leo July 23-August 22

Knight of Coins

Your present state of mind has been on where you are at, where you are going, and will you have the resources to fund your next path. Leo, you are a creature of fire, of life and movement. You blaze in an aura of intensity. To touch the earth too closely can make you feel heavy… it bleeds away your vitality. Do not get stuck in the cycle of worry, meditate more on how you will express yourself, rather than how you will sustain yourself. All the possibilities you’ve been juggling will gently unfold without any need for force.

Virgo August 23-September 22

Knight of Cups

April is an invitation for you to explore your inner world, your softer side. Say hello to your emotions for a change. Don’t hide from them, don’t solider on, trying to man handle your feelings. You have nothing to prove right now. Be sad, be happy, be outrageous. Let your words, and feelings flow from you. Just like the planet earth, you have a deep well of beautiful water flowing under the surface… what is this lifeblood swirling inside of you? Have you taken the time to say hello? Let your affirmation moving forward be, “Thank you.”

Libra September 23-October 22

2 of Cups

There is a strange, and unsettling energy in the air. Something is calling you to look closer at the things you are binding yourself to. This can be love, work, addiction, and relationships. This isn’t to say any of these things are innately bad, but it begs you to answer the question… are you feeding your spirit? New energy is cycling in, and with it comes a new reality. Be brave enough to let go of the worn-out, you have no need to solve the riddles of the past, and accept the new!

Scorpio October 23-November 21

6 of Cups

You have hinged your next steps on the patterns of past failures. Learn from your history, but do not be bound to it. Be fluid. Be open. Be receptive. Only when you tap into your heart center, and let yourself pour out into the world will you find the things you seek. The answers truly lie before you in the unknown, not in uncovering retraced footsteps of dusty maps. Push yourself a little more, Scorpio… you will be better of for it.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

8 of Wands

Sagittarius, you are being methodical, calculating plans, and steps forward. Remember that the path ahead isn’t a straight and narrow one. It can wind, bend, turn, and even fall off all together. Look for alternate routes… tunnel vision will be the bane of you. There is wisdom in looking for the footsteps of those before you. Maybe not to follow them, but to avoid them.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

4 of Swords

You are stuck in cage of mental blocks. Sometimes we bonder one thought too long for answers, never realizing that the apposing thought is actually the key to the question. Do not give in to anguish, and mental fatigue. This is a self-imposed reality. You can cut away the grime, and the baggage. Take a time out. Don’t make excuses just start making plans. Everything else can wait as you regain your sanity.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Justice (A repeat from last month!)

Where is your composure? Do you need to be composed at all? These are questions to ask yourself. Cling not to the answer, instead ruminate on the question. There is so much power, and wisdom in contemplating the unknown, and breathing in possibility. Your inner world is seeking expression in the outer world. The more you deny your spirit, the more distorted your reality becomes. Speak out. Say what you need to say. Push forward. Ask questions. Probe and prompt the darkness. You’ll find in the falling from grace, you will gain wings!

Pisces February 19-March 20

Death

You are dancing in the integration of duality. Dark and light. Good and bad. Male and female. You’ll find a better vantage point when you turn yourself upside down, and sideways. The end of one thing heralds the beginning of another. Pisces let your emotions fertilize the bones of the past, of loss, and goodbyes… so that seeds can germinate and take root. New things are blooming, even in the wake of your self-described wasteland.

© Shaheen Miro 2015

Tarotscopes: March 2015

Tarotscopes: March 2015 with the Haindl Tarot

Monthly Theme

Aeon (Judgment)

This is a powerful time of change and transformation. As the spring begins to bloom into life, things begin to shift. The old is melting away, the tears, the pain, and the stagnation. The light is coming back, and the sun begins to shine. You will find yourself in a fluid, fertile, and empowered state. Gather yourself, and move forward. Root yourself in something new… a dream, a goal, a change, an idea. Don’t be fearful… dance in the alchemical fires of rebirth.

Aries March 21-April 19

8 of Swords

You are feeling the strain… the pangs of pain, and interference. Wipe away your tears, and lift your head. This is a time of moving forward. Don’t be afraid of the dark, the unknown. Don’t resist this time to look at your face, worn with time, and experience. There is still light cascading through the shadows. On a fresh sheet of paper write out all the things that bring you sorrow. Write them in red, cross them out with black; burn them in the flames of a fresh candle. Affirm that you are gathering strength from instability.

Taurus April 20-May 20

6 of Stones

Have you felt like your efforts have shown no results? Open your arms wide, and let the golden light shower you with success, with desires manifested! You are reaping the benefits of hard work. This is a time of results. Don’t sell yourself short, and don’t settle for anything less than your goals. As the spring begins to bloom, so too does the seeds that you’ve sewn. Stand still for just a moment, take a deep breath, feel your rhythm… your personal rhythm. Stomp your feet on the ground, jump up and down and feel the solidity of the earth beneath you. You are here, now!

Gemini May 21-June 21

Five of Stones

Be brave, and savor the uncertainty of winter… it is passing. Though the spring is here, you may feel a lag in your personal energy, and your goals as you project forward. There is a feeling of standing still, you may be dancing on stagnant waters, but there is still life dormant beneath you. Reach for it, pull it from deep within, and breathe life into it. Don’t let yourself become idle… life may seem like it is sleeping, but you are restless. Channel that energy into something. Before you realize it, you will find a gentle wind of change healing all wounds, and fog that has filled your heart and mind.

Cancer June 21-July 22

Ace of Wands

You can relax now as all closed doors are opening. Pull in the unfettered energy of optimism and change. Life is beginning, you are beginning again. New projects will be presented to you. An abundance of ideas will flood your consciousness. Keep a notebook near at all times. Write, and sketch out all things that are being gifted to you. The muses are speaking…will you listen? Stand tall, look in the mirror and meditate on your beauty. There is nothing to fear… you are filled with grace now.

Leo July 23-August 22

The Hierophant

In all your sparkling energy you can forget to look at your roots, the road you’ve traveled and the people and places that have touched you. Reach deeply into your memories, look back on the things that have shaped you…don’t see things in black and white… there are only experiences, nothing good, and nothing bad. What has made you beautiful? What has made you bold? Touch your face, study your hands, and peer into your eyes. Do you see your mother, your father, and your ancestors? This meditation will unfold layers of understanding and give you a point of power as you traverse possibilities of the future.

Virgo August 23-September 22

Ace of Cups

You are happening upon a time of great love, and great opportunity in your life. Feed the fragile spark that lives inside you, until it blazes into a dancing fire. Stand with arms outreached, open and ready for the Universe to bestow upon you all the wonders that you’ve so patiently waited for. Spontaneity is your new mantra. Be wild, be free. New love, new opportunity, and new passion follow closely behind as you propel forward into the arms of spring.

Libra September 23-October 22

10 of Cups

Libra, take a moment to remove your shoes, remove all your layers, close your eyes, and begin to wiggle your toes, and fingers. Do you feel that spark of life? There is rich, fertile soil all around you to plant your seeds of desires, and your goals. Tap into this potential. Relish in the abundance of resources at your fingertips. This may not seem apparent at the moment, but as the month progresses you will see little sprouts of life pushing up all around you. Your only task is to say hello!

Scorpio October 23-November 21

The Lovers

It is time to grow, and expand. Feel your humanness. Come up against your edge. Push further, push forward, push yourself gently, but firmly. You are made of light, and shadow. You are of the earth, and the stars. Don’t get lost in the ephemeral world of love, and emotions…let them prompt, and guide you…rather than overwhelm you. There is a great gift waiting to reveal itself. It could come in the form of a person, an opportunity, or a talisman of luck and power. It will reveal itself when you begin to see your other side.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

Son of Stones

There is great responsibility in your hands. You are shaping, forming, and firing the clay of creation into something that spreads far beyond your own reality. You are paving the way for those around you, and those that come after you. Move forward with a mindfulness of all people… sense the invisible thread that connects all beings together. Sagittarius, you may not see your place in the world as one of influence, though it isn’t apparent, it is very real. Speak with truth, and honesty. You will be recognized, remembered by your actions and words.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

Five of Swords

You are feeling a web of strain, and confusion… this may be confused as defeat. But hold tight to this feeling, as it will be your guide through times of change. Jump, dance, bend with the turbulence…. Let this rumble of energy be the backbone of your beat, shaking your core and freeing the stagnation. Soon you will see the writing on the wall. The crystal visions will form, and things will become clear. The Universe may be moving, but you always have your core. The call of change will lure you when you are ready. Trust this Capricorn, just trust!

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Justice

Be gentle with yourself… you are a creature of breath and emotion. The wind will rise up around you; it will engulf you, lull you, and hold you. This strain of emotion can overwhelm your senses, and throw the heart into desperation. Know that this time is filled with powerful healing, pushing, pulling, and undulating. As one tower falls, another will rise. Hold up the mirror of self-reflection, and self-love. See the powerful being you are. Find balance in the chaos. All things float in equilibrium unbeknownst to you.

Pisces February 19-March 20

Son of Wands

Pisces step into your own as the dancer of creation and destruction. Remember you are a divine being, see through the eyes of the Universe. See the golden lining that binds things together. Layers are being shed, tapestries are being woven. Feel your body, hear your voice… take your power. If you are daring enough to go down the road less traveled… you will be fed, and sustained!

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© Shaheen Miro 2015

Tarotscopes: January 2015

Tarotscopes: January 2015 with the Motherpeace Round Tarot

The start of the New Year brings with it new projects and adventures. Many things have been brewing in my world, and I am so excited to share these things with you as 2015 unfolds. My New Years gift to you is a monthly Tarotscope!

The Monthly Tarotscope will bring you an insightful message based on your zodiac sign, and a card that I pull for each sign specifically. Much like a traditional horoscope, your Tarotscope will give you guidance, and direction for the month ahead, and offer you some intuitive prompting as you set your intentions for the month.

To add another level of insight to your Monthly Tarotscope read your Sun sign, Moon sign, and your Rising sign. This will give you more information, and further flesh out your reading.

With your Tarotscope you may find added information such as crystals to use, ceremonies to perform, prompts to use, and affirmations.

I hope you enjoy!

Aries March 21-April 19

3 of Discs

Settle into the New Year with focus and intention. This is a powerful time of manifestation, and your energy is called to more industrious efforts. Focus on self-propelled ideas such as creative projects, or business. Especially if you’ve had an idea on your mind throughout the past few months, or even the last year… now is the time to give that idea life! Do not stop creating the things you want, be tenacious, set goals and work toward them. Tap into your resources, especially friends, and specialized groups.

 

Taurus April 20-May 20

8 of Discs

Now is the time to hone your abilities, and skills. What has caught your interest? What are you craving to learn? Begin there. Buy yourself a book. Take a class. Meet with an expert. This is the perfect time to move to the next level with your interest. You have the opportunity to take this to the next level; it no longer has to be a hobby. It all begins with you, and your willingness to believe in yourself.

 

Gemini May 21-June 21

Death

Gemini, this is a very powerful time for you! Be prepared for this period of metamorphosis. You are shedding layers, releasing and purging the old. Allow yourself to let go of the worn-out ideas, and faces of yourself. A new you is beginning to emerge. Stand strong, as change brings about chaos. Things may feel in flux for some time, but know this is a true blessing that brings you closer to what feeds your spirit. Things will settle as we move into February.

 

Cancer June 21-July 22

Son of Swords

As January settles in you will find yourself over thinking your next steps. This can be a difficult place for you, as your emotions tend to get very involved in your thoughts. Remain objective with yourself, as this will lessen the feelings of anxiety. Feel secure in your ability to make major decisions, but do not rush yourself into anything. There is no need to feel time urgency. Big decisions can wait, and if opportunities “pass you up”, then they were not meant to be!

 

Leo July 23-August 22

Ace of Swords

Gather your energy, and strength, and forge ahead. The sharp, and focused energy of the Swords is at your disposal. Tap into inner fire and channel that into something special. As this time doors will open. Unexpected opportunities will be presented to you. The right people will wander into your path. Your task is to pay attention, and use this potential for your highest good!

 

Virgo August 23-September 22

5 of Discs

Virgo take pleasure in the simple things. Now is the time to enjoy the small, mundane tasks. As you go through your daily routine, washing your face, making your cup of coffee, and doing your dishes… look at it from a different perspective. These aren’t idle moments; these are special glimpses into your inner world. Let them become meditations allowing you to access the wisdom that lives inside of you. This simplicity will keep your grounded and centered for the coming months.

 

Libra September 23-October 22

Ace of Wands

You are blooming, unfolding, cracking open into life! January brings with it a new outlook and perspective. You have felt disinterested the last half of the year, but with 2015 comes a fire that novitiates you to wrap up loose ends, and move into new arenas. Especially trust in your ideas right now, and share them with others. You will be recognized for your growing magnetism.

 

Scorpio October 23-November 21

5 of Cups

We seldom see the softer side of Scorpio, but here it is. Your emotions are clinging toward the past, and you find yourself very nostalgic, and unable to let something go. Be with this feeling until it begins to subside. Don’t dwell, but befriend. When something weighs heavy on our hearts and minds it is meant to teach us something. Ask this feeling… what wisdom do you have for me? And listen. You actually have to listen now!

 

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

9 of Cups

Congratulations my friend… this is the wishes come true card. You have basically won the lottery. You are pulling into your life all the things you wish and desire. The secret is to put your thoughts and desires into things that make you happy. Remember your thoughts dictate your circumstance. Treat yourself, give yourself a spa day, relax and unwind. The more fluid you are, the easier blessings can flow into your life!

 

Capricorn December 22-January 19

6 of Swords

Your vision and perspective are becoming clear. Keep yourself in a space of openness, acceptance and gratitude. Your worries and concerns will begin to dissipate, and with this shift brings a keen sense of focus. Find what speaks to you, and link yourself into it. This is the perfect time to reach out to a group, or organization that supports your interest.

 

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Priestess of Wands

Aquarius, you are always beautiful and mysterious. Embrace your mystical energy, and use it to your benefit. You may find yourself feeling a bit shadowy, and confused, but let me assure you that the answers you seek are right in front of you. You have the power to make things happen. Set your mind to it, speak it into life, and let it be so. And don’t be afraid to treat your self!

 

Pisces February 19-March 20

The Temperance

Embrace yourself in your present state because you are finding equilibrium. Movement will bring you balance. Be open to your intuition, and listen as it gently guides you. Dance, and yoga are two wonderful ways for you stay grounded and centered. Make time for movement, and before you begin your practice set an intention and ask for clarity. Your ability to be flexible hints at your openness to life.

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© Shaheen Miro 2015

Touching the Divine: Praying With Tarot

Prayer is touching the Divine with reverence…giving your hopes, fears and dreams to the Divine, and then listening. Most people pray daily, whether or not it’s a sacred solemn hour of prayer or quick “note to God” in the car… most people pray! But what they don’t do is listen.

When you pray you must listen, and not only listen but also find the heart of your prayer! Most prayers are superficial, not to say they come from a superficial place, but most prayers only touch the surface of what is really stifling a person. You must explore the depth of what you are asking for.

Have you ever thought about praying with Tarot? The cards are a language for you to communicate with the Universe. So why not touch the Divine by praying with the Tarot? The beauty here is that you create a dialogue with the Universe. You pray and the Universe speaks.

Passivity in prayer is a downfall. The Universe asks you to be a co-creator in your reality. You aren’t a helpless puppet falling prey to the whim sand fancy of some person in the sky! You are a vibrant, energetic being, casting beautiful rays into the world! You are DIVINE! You must pray like you are divine!

Prayer is a partnership! Pray as a creator. Pray and listen. Pray and communicate! Don’t pray like you are entitled… or helpless! There are those moments when you feel you are breaking, when in desperation you have to call out to the creator and beg for salvation. It’s human nature to reach out in our darkest hour… when we see nothing before us. Even in those moments of despair your must learn to listen. To ask for the answers and listen.

When I pray with Tarot I come to the moment as if I am meeting an old, wise friend. I open my heart and mind. I allow myself to be moved by wonder. I hold my cards in my hand. I call out to the Divine with prayer. Then, I let the Divine speak back through the cards. I ask and listen. I question. Moving closer to the heart of my need.

Do not just open the door with prayer; use Tarot to invite the wisdom of the Universe and your guides in. Tarot is a bridge for you to communicate with the Universe… and your soul.

Take an active approach. Instead of asking to receive something, pray by asking questions.

You may call out to the Divine begging for a romantic partner, “I am lonely, please, bring me someone I can love!” Take a different approach, instead of making a request; probe deeper, 

Say, “Help me to see the source of my loneliness.”

Now pull 3 cards. What do you see? What clarity did the cards bring? Did your perspective change? Is it a romantic partner that you need to ease your loneliness? Or is there something else? What block has stifled you?

Respond back. Pull a card that represents your response. This is a symbolic gesture that you’ve heard the Universe. Reiterate to the Universe what you’ve discovered by asking!

Maybe you choose the 3 of Cups because you realize now that you need to celebrate your life, appreciate your circle of friends, and enjoy being spontaneous.

Continue your dialogue. Poke and prod. Go deeper. Ask more questions. There is no limit to what you can ask. There are no stupid questions. The more you ask, the more you understand. Clarity is the essence of prayer.

Next you could ask, “What can I do to ease my loneliness?” or “How can I move forward now that I understand the source of my loneliness?”

As with a reading, the better the question, the more specific the question, the clearer the answer.

Dig to the roots of your prayer. Change = Shifting energy. You must understand the source of the “problem” before you can change it. I’m reminded of Rumpelstiltskin… if you know the true name of a thing you have power over it!

So what cards come up? What is your next step? Your situation should be clearer.

Next you can layout your path. This is the way you wish to move forward. The Universe does not require specific instructions. Layout your intended path with the cards… the Universe will workout the details. Ask yourself how you want the energy to flow? What feels good?

Place at least 3 cards down in a line. These are your stepping-stones. Lay them out, contemplating how they reflect the shift you are making. This is a visual representation of your shift. Take a photograph of these cards… refer back to them.

You can ask the Universe to respond to your “proposed” path. Asking, “Does this path align with my prayer?”

Trust yourself! Trust what feels good! You are having a Q&A with the Universe. You are engaging with your destiny! Own your destiny! Consciously manifest.

Do you feel empowered now? Does it feel different to be involved in your prayer? Do you enjoy this approach?

The Universe likes partnership. This approach helps you shift energy. No more dumping a load of request in the lap of the Divine. You are becoming active. Shifting energy is the key to affective prayer!!

You can utter a million beautiful words while knelling in the darkness at your bedside… but unless you know the heart of what you are asking… unless you are willing to make a change and take responsibility…  there isn’t much that can be done.

 

© Shaheen Miro 2013

 

 

Understanding Intuition: Insight Ten

Dial the Universe daily! Every few hours, especially upon waking and before bed, stop for a few moments and breathe. Start to feel yourself sinking into the ground, settling into your skin and bones. Let the rhythm of your breath and the beating of your heart lull you into a trance. In that sacred space of peace and clam begin listening. Your intuition will begin speaking to you. Here is where you meet the Universe for a two-way conversation!

© Shaheen Miro 2013

Fortunate Leaves: Fourth Study

securedownload-1Bundled-up at my desk this evening I enjoyed a delicious cup of Earl Gray tea from a local vendor. My cup was in honor of Reena who wanted to know if she would be a successful Tarot card reader.

I cleared my mind and began to breathe the scent of Earl Gray deeply. It tantalized my senses. I intently repeated Reena’s question, asking the Universe to give guidance on her path as a Tarot reader.

Peeping into her cup to gain glimpses of insight, I was met by some wildly fascinating characters. Starting from the bottom my vision spiraled around looking over what appeared in black inky blobs against the contrasting white. One symbol led to the next, creating strands of meanings.

securedownloadIn the very bottom appeared a small key, next to a roosting hen. Though I often suggest looking at the most prominent symbols that form in the cup because they are the most important, the smaller ones added to the overall story of Reen’s question.

The key next to the roosting hen is an indicator to me that her skill as a Tarot reader has been with her for a while. She was introduced to the cards, or at least to the psychic world sometime ago, possibly when she was younger. I get the impression that she may have even inherited some psychic abilities from her mother.

Moving to the next symbols in the progression was a Chinese lucky dragon. He was in the bottom (past) of the cup, with a tail that trailed into the middle (present). Lucky dragons are signs of protection, power and success. I believe that Reena took a break from Tarot for a bit of time. Maybe this was by choice. But the dragon indicates that she is being guided to do readings, and by listening her intuition she will find success.

The lucky dragon is also the sign of spiritual guidance. Reena, have you felt drawn to take specific steps toward your Tarot practice? This is a go ahead from your guides to do what feels right. This is also an indicator that her ancestors are communicating with her in spirit.

Next we have the crayfish/lobster. He was tenaciously crawling from the past into the present further highlighting his message as a symbol of emergence. The lobster is a sure sign that there is a sense of awakening happening now. More psychic experiences are the result of meditation and contemplation.

The lobster is urging you, Reena, to stay spiritually protected. I sense a little fear about doing readings. Are you worried that by reading Tarot you will open up to something bigger, or dangerous? Keep putting up your white light. And, wear blue or burn blue candles while doing readings.

Lastly, we find a gong in the future portion of the cup. Next to the Gong appears a diamond (a symbols of success). The gong is a beautiful symbol because it represents success and power. But it also shows a strong connection to sound. I believe that Reena’s Tarot reading will benefit from her learning to trust her clairaudience (psychic hearing).

Many used the gong, as a way of spiritually cleansing people believed that the sound could expel demons. It was also believed the gong could help you communicate with ghost. I see this as a sign to spiritually cleanse yourself, and also to listen to your spirit guides and ancestors. You are clearly clairaudient, Reena! Especially seeing the gong plus the lucky dragon!

Reena, I think your cup definitely indicates the potential for you to be successful as a Tarot card reader. It also offers suggestions for how to gain the success you want! I think this year has a lot of exciting things in store for your practice :-)

I would love to hear everyone’s feedback! What do you see in her cup? What message do you perceive?

 

© Shaheen Miro 2013

spiritual message for the holiday weekend 12/24/2011

I know that this can be a difficult time of year and this weekend will be jam packed with people, events, stress and fun… so a here is a little insight and inspiration, a little present from the Universe. I hope all of you are well and Happy Holidays.

© Shaheen Miro 12/24/2011