Tarotscopes: May 2015 with the Zerner Farber Tarot

Monthly Theme

7 of Pentacles

This is a time to get to the root, to the foundation of your intention. Every thing in life begins with a seed of intention… whether you know it or not. Don’t let yourself get caught in the hype of feeling unfulfilled, or frustrated because things just aren’t working out. Go back to basics. Look at where you are, and what you are putting into the Universe. Are you saying one thing and doing another? Before long things will begin to bloom!

Aries March 21-April 19

The Lovers

You are standing at an intersection in your life. You have options. Many paths you can choose. Look at them, feel them, trust your heart. Logic cannot take you where you need to go. This is a time to trust what feels right. You may feel called down one path, pulled by desire… but is desire enough leverage? Be still, and listen!

Taurus April 20-May 20

10 of Wands

You feel like you are going to break under the weight of your life, and responsibilities. Taurus, remember… these things are what you wanted. It may not feel as though you are living the dream, but the thorns along the path are just reminders of where you’ve been. Don’t let the pressure break you; you can set down this burden at any moment. There is no shame in changing your mind. Dream a new dream. There’s beauty and grace in admitting that your past self no longer knows what is best for your present self.

Gemini May 21-June 21

The Emperor

Gemini, which you is in control right now? Stop the power struggle. Stop letting one side of you control the other. Learn to dance with all the facets. The yin and yang. The dark and light. Tap into the rhythm of your own beat. You may feel like you’re moving in circles, but circles are the rhythm of the Universe. Whether or not you see it… you are getting somewhere. May will finally give you answers.

Cancer June 21-July 22

5 of Pentacles

You are not defined by your mistakes, or shortcomings. Everyone makes mistakes. They are nothing but reminders to be mindful, to take time for yourself, and to reflect. Your lack of vitality is nothing more than you forgetting your own strength. Look inward, rather than outward. Don’t look back, and don’t look forward. Let the light inside of your illuminate your next steps. Don’t be afraid to reach out to those whom you feel a strain with. Love opens doors, as does compassion. When you can admit confusion, or defeat, you can begin to see a new path!

Leo July 23-August 22

The Empress

Leo, take some time to be in nature, and places that build your spirit. So many beautiful things are waiting to touch you, to inspire you. Wrap yourself in the arms of love, and stillness. Something is waiting to be born of inspiration. Your muses are whispering in your ear. Will you take the time to listen? Before you get caught up in the day to day, and responsibilities, ask yourself what you’ve been dedicating yourself to. It’s okay to be gentle… compassion is the most distinguished sign of bravery.

Virgo August 23-September 22

3 of Swords

There is a restlessness humming in your head. You are itching for change. You want a new view, a new lease on life. But you feel like all the pins are sticking straight in your heart. Don’t let pain weaken your spirit… you have been through enough to know that this too will pass. Befriend your darkness; make love to your heartache. Stop to listen to your soul… that is your ticket to freedom!

Libra September 23-October 22

Princess of Swords

A flood of ideas seems to be filling your waking moments, and maybe even your dreams. Strive to decipher the cryptic messages being sent your way. There is something profound in the either waiting to be unveiled. Create a dialogue with yourself. Pick up the pen, the brush, or the tools… and begin to create. Don’t limit yourself to logical thinking, and linear goals. Surrender to your confusion, and see where it takes you.

Scorpio October 23-November 21

10 of Swords

In the rubble of what you thought would be will rise a new, more inspired path. Mend your wounds. Refresh your mind. Replenish your spirit. Scorpio, you may struggle with being in the hear and now, but if you give into the cycle of life, and death you will touch the mystery of rebirth. Let the ashes of destruction anoint the path of the future. You aren’t alone, you aren’t broken… my dear you are just changing.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

The Wheel of Fortune

Sagittarius, move through the next month with mindfulness. Don’t pray for luck, rather affirm opportunity. You have everything you need before you… let your hands and heart be guided to use these tools in the appropriate manner. People and situations will begin to fall away. Mourn the loss if you must, but know that one thing must move in time and space for something to replace it. Be present, be aware, and look for the dots to connect.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

9 of Swords

Sleep on the things that make you anxious. Before you rage into battle with your shadow… let me remind you that you aren’t enemies. Your fear is a gauge giving your indicators of where you are, and where you are going. If you feed your fear, you are limiting you potential. Take healing moments of reflection, get enough sleep, and drink plenty of fluid. You are purging. Don’t fight this. You are purging feelings, people, and experiences…. DO NOT fight this.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

Prince of Hearts

You are a poet. A gypsy soul. What poetry lives inside of you? The walls of your soul are lined with stories to be told. Express yourself. Live life with grace and poetry. The next month will test your daringness with people, and love. Will you move forward unencumbered by the weight of longing? Don’t let wanton hearts take you away. If you look the future in the eyes, in all your glory… the things you seek will find you. Affirm: I wont fear love.

Pisces February 19-March 20

Death (A repeat from last month).

You are in a stage of metamorphosis. All your fragments, and parts are knitting together to create a more congruent self. This can be a painful process. The next few months will feel lonely, and isolated. There is no need to panic; you will see the light soon. If you slow down, and breathe things will be much easier. Ask for help. Pray for answers. Close your eyes and listen. Destruction is the mother of creation.

Interview with Psychic Medium, Lisa Williams

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Williams! She is the bubbly, energetic, and totally awesome Psychic Medium that some of you may know from the show, Life Among the Dead! I remember watching Lisa in action and being completely moved by her messages, and most importantly, her approach to working with Spirit!

I hope you find this interview as insightful as I have! Let’s give a big thank you to Lisa for giving us a bit of her time!

Shaheen: There seems to be a lot of crazy, intense, and amazing energy in the atmosphere right now. People are “waking up” and asking questions about spirituality, etc. Can you talk about the spiritual awakening/revolution that is happening in the World?

Lisa: I think what has happened over the last 20 years or so, is that we have become more open to the world of spirituality and we are no longer associating it with religion.  Religion and spirituality can and often do go hand in hand but not all the time, it certainly depends on the person.

The media in general have opened up to the connection with have with energy, spirits and healing.  There have been some incredible results and circumstances that, while we cannot show how it happens there is no denying that it’s happened.

With the support of media in every context, it’s given everyone ‘permission’ to own their spirituality and purpose, and we are no longer afraid to speak about what we believe in which has increased the awareness or awakening in the world.

Shaheen: With this shift it seems like people are in a different headspace. What kind of questions are people asking during their readings now, vs. 5 or 10 years ago?

Lisa: Ironically it’s still the same.  When am I getting married, will I meet true love, are my loved ones ok? However I have noticed the increase of questions about their life purpose.  I find that more and more people want to know about their spiritual gifts and how to develop them.  I love getting these questions because it just shows the ripple effect, that one person can change and then they influence someone else and in continues.  It’s quite amazing when you sit back and watch it.
Shaheen: It seems like children are more and more aware than ever. What do you have to say about psychic kids? Any advice?

Lisa: Yes I believe that they are.  I do believe that more and more children are being born into the world where they are gifted healers and communicators with the other side.  However it also goes back to people being a little more open.  I know when I was a child I was told to shut up about it and not to say a thing, and now parents and their friends openly have discussions about this in their home so it’s now a ‘safe space’ to kids to be open about it.  Of course we are always going to encounter the skeptics and that’s ok, it keeps everything interesting.

When kids open up to their parents about what they are hearing, seeing and feeling, it’s important for the parents to remain open and not to have a moment of panic.  The slightest hesitation in a parent’s voice, or slightest negative body movement, a child will pick up on it, and it was cause the child to either panic or shut down, so if we can remain open that is the most important thing and to give the kids a place to talk about what is happening.  The other vital thing is to let the kids know that this is ‘normal’ for them to have these things happen and other people have it too.

Shaheen: Do you have any advice for people who are having extreme psychic experiences, or who just want to develop their intuitive abilities?

Lisa: First… ENJOY.  It’s very normal for this to happen especially as we are now more and more open to spirituality.  I would suggest the first thing to trust what you get and not to question it.  When we start to question the information that we get, we use our head and logic and this isn’t going to help us when it comes to working with our intuition. Believe in yourself and know that you have the ability, and then meditate.  Meditation will help you focus the mind and allow the random ‘thoughts’ of intuitive guidance come in.  That is the best thing when these moments happen you just have to trust! Even I have a few moments where I question or need validation, so it’s only natural to doubt especially when it’s something that you really want to know about.

Shaheen: Any last thoughts, messages, or ideas you want to share?

Lisa: I think it’s important that we trust our intuition and remain authentic.  This is going to allow you to stand in your power and believe in your gift.

Shaheen: Ooh… and before we go… are there any projects you are working on that we should keep an eye out for?

Lisa: I have just released my new Intuitive Soul Oracle Cards, which I am very excited about and I am looking at running new courses.  I’m going to be launching a new website, radio show and other fun stuff so keep an eye out in April 2015!

About Lisa William’s Work

I have been working as a psychic Medium for many years, helping people connect from this world to the next, and also giving guidance and insight from the world of Spirit by connecting with your family members and Spirit Guides. I also have the ability to tap into your life contract to help you find your true calling and direction in life.

I love the work that I do.

I still give private readings but I also tour giving messages from Spirit and teaching Spiritual Development Classes throughout the world.

Recently through my teaching I launched my own network of gifted advisors through Soul Connections and my own development school – the Lisa Williams International School of Spiritual Development or LW-ISSD for short.

I’m very proud of the work that I do and I know that it brings a great deal of comfort and healing to those who are grieving.

Check out Lisa at:  http://www.lisawilliams.com

Active Meditation for Kids: Creating Your Own Mandala, by Melissa Leath

Shaheen: Here is another beautiful article by Melissa Leath for the Kids Growing Up Psychic Series. This is really fun, and has my imagination running in so many directions! 

Psychic and empathic children can handle their gifts better if they know about meditation. But it does not always mean sitting still with eyes closed.

Meditation comes in many different modes. This time we will talk about Active Meditations. Anything that helps you stay focused and calm while doing something meaningful is Active Meditation. Making a Mandala is a perfect way to do that!

Mandalas have been used throughout time as a meditation tool. It is a piece of art that your child can create on a poster board, within a drawn circle.

Mandala means “circle” or “center”. The sacred circle can be seen everywhere in nature: galaxies, planets, flowers, etc. The energy of these powerful patterns is poured into Mandalas. They symbolize an aspect of nature and spirit. This energy can be used to help in the healing process, or transformation through meditation.

Making and meditating with mandalas can:

  • merge body, spirit and mind
  • uncover your own creativity
  • assist you in everyday life, making stress easier
  • calm the mind and body
  • be a healing tool for the soul

It is what I like to call an “active” meditation. By focusing on a special activity, you are constantly re-directing your attention on what you wish to do. By creating the mandala, your child will be spending time very focused in their project (the whole idea of meditation is centered on focus). It is made just for the child, with everything they enjoy looking at and feeling. All the pieces chosen will blend in the circle of the mandala in a way that means something to them. By taking symbols, colors and geometric forms of interest your child can create an instrument of transformation.

A few items you will need: old magazines or colorful ads and newspapers, construction paper and tissue paper in a variety of colors, poster board (20’’x20’’ is a great size), colorful fabrics and paints, copies of favorite photos, charms, flower petals, stick-on cutouts, safety scissors, glue sticks and double sided tape.

Make this into several projects.

You can make several focused projects out of Creating the Mandala. Take your time; (1) look around in nature; (2) scour yard sales, until you find the right things needed for the mandala, (3) spend time organizing the project in a special place.

Step One:

Decide what size you would like for the mandala. Prepare the poster board with a thin, light circle in the center of the board.

Step Two:

Choose a special picture or symbol for the center (focus) of the circle. It should be something that makes you smile: the sun, stars, something that connects you to the Creator or Divine Source. Tape or glue it to the center of the circle.

Your child will be attracted to special colors and geometric forms. When making a mandala, I prefer the circle to a square and will use it in different areas in my life. Also, I radiate towards purples, magentas and deep greens, instead of orange or red. We can be influenced by different colors and also use them in crafting a certain outcome.

Step Three:

After helping your child draw a large circle within the squared-off poster board, take pieces of colorful fabrics, papers or paints and create a backdrop on your board. This creates a foundation of the things you feel comfortable with or wish in your energy.

Blend them together, overlapping, if you wish, to mix them all together. Arrange them in a pleasing order. Add the different geometric forms to the poster, such as circles, triangles, paisley patterns, etc.

Your continued work with the project from the time you decide your symbols, colors and geometric forms, until you have finished, you will be imbuing it with your energy and start changing the frequency of your intentions.

After finishing your mandala you can use it to focus your thoughts on something you want in your life, such as love, peace, or joy. Or it could be used to heal something in your life.

How do you meditate with the mandala?

Here is how I’ve learned to do it:

  1. Place your mandala in front of you and relax.
  2. Focus on the center of the Mandala. Softly stare directly into it, blinking as little as possible.
  3. Breathe slowly in and out. After a little while you will notice a shift. The colors of the Mandala will become brighter or they may begin to move.
  4. Let yourself open to the energy that comes from the Mandala. Feel it flowing into you and through you. Do this for as long as it is comfortable.

After a while you will see the colors changing.

  1. Close your eyes. You can see the mandala with your inner vision (with your eyes closed.) Feel it as it changes. Part of the Mandala may become brighter and then fade.
  2. Imagine and feel the power and energy of the Mandala flowing through you. Feel as it calms you.

This is a special meditative activity and can be used anytime.

© 2015, Melissa Leath

About Melissa Leath 

Melissa is owner of Off the Beaten Path Intuitive Arts, facilitator of the Professional Psychic Medium Certification Program, medium, mentor, and author of Psychic Integrity, The Respected Practice of Modern Day Mystics and Does Your Child See Sparkles? Help for Parents Guiding Psychic Kids. Find out more about Your Psychic Self at http://www.melissaleath.com

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You can order a card for yourself, or a loved one. You may ask a specific question for your Holiday card reading.

Order before 12/20 and your card will be to you before the Christmas.

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7 Ways to Make Time for Stillness

Tapping into your intuition and following your psychic nudges begins with stillness! As we are creating sacred space in our lives it becomes more and more important to stop and listen… listen to the voice inside of your, the dialogue running through your head, and the worn-out thoughts, beliefs and ideas you are replaying.

Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed, even frustrated by the amount of things running through your head? I know I experience this feeling of exhaustion from time to time… sometimes it’s brought on with good intentions. I am sitting there just channeling some sort of creative idea or inspiration and then I keel over in defeat because the amount of energy it takes to think about it all is so overwhelming… and then I remember… stillness!

You will never really hear all the beautiful things your spirit is trying to tell you until you stop and listen!

So many of us want answers about our lives. We are wondering what’s next. Where we are going. How life is going to be. How we are going to solve our problems. Fix our mistakes. Right our wrongs. Or achieve our dreams.

You know you’ve been asking the Universe these big questions. Talk, talk, talk… now listen!

The Universe can never solve your problems if you don’t shut up and listen!

Sometimes the answers are subtle; sometimes they are loud and clear. Sometimes they will be spelled out for you. You may get hit with a sudden feeling of inspiration. You may hear a song, or a phrase that just hits the spot.

These things come when you make space for them.

A few ways you can do this:

  1. Spend a few minutes daily in meditation. This can be done before you begin your day, or just when you end it.
  1. Prayer is often us asking for guidance, but the heart of prayer… the real secret is to stop and listen. What feelings do you get. What vibration is firing through you as you are communicating with the Divine?
  1. It’s all about staying in motion. Feel yourself move, feel your body. Get out of your head and. Let your mind, body and spirit connect through exercise, yoga or even a long walk. I love doing yoga because I have to be present when I am in a pose. I have to listen to my body and my breath. Usually the places where you hold tension in you body give you insight into where you are being rigid in your life. 
  1. Enjoy a warm cup of tea. Let yourself smell all the lovely aromas, and feel the steam open up your head. Take a sip and swirl the liquid around your tongue. Actually taste the tea (or whatever you’re drinking). This will allow you to be present, to observe whatever is happening in that moment. And it’s so soothing!
  1. Take a nice long bath and let the tension of your day melt from your body. Don’t rush or worry. You are in this moment relaxing. Let the steam and the bubbles and all the delicious scents clear your head and heart. Sing and smile and close your eyes. Some of the best revelations come in a warm bath.
  1. Spend more times with your pets. These spirit babies are gifts from the Universe sent here to add unconditional love and understanding to your life. They help to transmute negative energy and turn into in to positive and productive energy. When you connect with the pure feelings of love you link into your intuitive self.
  1. Take time to listen to good, uplifting music. Let the word and sounds enter you. Sing along or just close your eyes and drift away. Music isn’t meant to be background noise. It’s meant to be a doorway to another world where you can feel and experience something inside of your, or something more expansive than you. Open up and let go for a while.

As you move through the levels of stillness you are creating internal sacred space. Giving yourself this space allows you to tap into all of your wisdom. This is really the heart of spirituality. Finding center and learning to live from that place is the most pure intention.

© Shaheen Miro 2014