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In the final video of her four part series on Palmistry, Oranum psychic, Dr. Nikki explains how to interpret special markings in your palm. Editor’s Note: Be sure to catch Dr. Nikki’s LIVE Stream show on Oranum every Sunday at 5PM PDT. Username: LoveDr.Nikki

In the final video of her four part series on Palmistry, Oranum psychic, Dr. Nikki explains how to interpret special markings in your palm.

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Written By: Dr. Nikki You may have heard a lot about tarot. Maybe you heard that it was invented by the ancient Egyptians, or that it was developed by the Romany as they moved into northern Europe. In reality, Tarot dates back to 15th Century Italy where it was developed as a card game of entertainment for the nobility as they escaped the plague-ridden cities for summers in their country villas. The deck for the card game, tarrochi, consisted of four suits – Wands, Pentacles, Cups, and Swords (which have fourteen cards each) and another grouping called the Major Arcana (which is composed of twenty-two cards). A full deck of tarot includes a total of 78 cards. The deck has been revamped and some cards renamed by different artisans through the years, but the basic deck of 78 cards remains the same today as it was when first created. Each card in the tarot deck is assigned specific meanings or concepts. For example, the Cups are aligned with the element of water; the element responsible …

You may have heard a lot about tarot. Maybe you heard that it was invented by the ancient Egyptians, or that it was developed by the Romany as they moved into northern Europe. In reality, Tarot dates back to 15th Century Italy where it was developed as a card game of entertainment for the nobility as they escaped the plague-ridden cities for summers in their country villas.

The deck for the card game, tarrochi, consisted of four suits – Wands, Pentacles, Cups, and Swords (which have fourteen cards each) and another grouping called the Major Arcana (which is composed of twenty-two cards). A full deck of tarot includes a total of 78 cards. The deck has been revamped and some cards renamed by different artisans through the years, but the basic deck of 78 cards remains the same today as it was when first created.

Each card in the tarot deck is assigned specific meanings or concepts. For example, the Cups are aligned with the element of water; the element responsible for emotions, especially love. The Ace of Cups speaks of new beginnings in love and the 10 of Cups indicates the joy of home, hearth and family; both aspects of the same ideal. From Ace to King, each of the cards in the four suits has a specific meaning and messages.

We cannot forget the Major Arcana, those 22 cards (Fool through to the World) which are named rather than numbered or a court card. These, too, have their own meanings. The cards of the Major Arcana carry more weight in a reading that the suited cards. If a reading includes a majority of Major Arcana the reading is believed to have a stronger message. Some readers will only use the Major Arcana in their readings, especially when the reading is on a matter of personal growth or self-introspection.

So, how do these cards with meanings answer your question when you have a reading done? It is a factor of: you, the querent; the reader; the cards; and the location of the cards in the spread. The spread is the specific way the tarot reader lays out the cards. For example, a simple spread used is the three-card spread. In this spread, you would have three cards laid out as follows:

By combining their knowledge of the tarot cards, the spread, your question, with their intuitive knowledge of the cards, a tarot reader is able to ascertain information that may not be available to you otherwise. Many readers, myself included, believe it is a bad idea to try to do a full reading for yourself. Why? Well, it is difficult to maintain the separation necessary to read what is truly in the cards instead of validating your own hopes and wishes.

There are other ways you can use tarot in your daily life. An easy way is to do the “card a day focus.” Draw a card from your deck in the morning. Look up its meaning and carry it with you, looking at it several times throughout the day. If you want to move your life forward, try starting with The Fool and go through the entire Major Arcana, spending a day focusing on each card’s meaning. This is a great meditation if you are wanting to effect change in your life.

From the detailed information found in a professional tarot reading to the simple pick a card focus, tarot is a powerful tool you can put at your disposal. As an oracle device that has been in use for nearly seven centuries, it is full of information that you can put to work for you. If you would like to learn more about the Tarot, I hope you will stop by my FREE CHAT at the best esoteric community on the web, Oranum.com.

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Written By: Dr. Nikki The Major Arcana is comprised of the cards that have no equivalent in a standard playing card deck. Each of the Major Arcana cards is named as well as numbered normally by Roman numerals. Beginning with The Fool, card 0, the Major Arcana traverse through the cards to end at card 21, The World. The journey through the Major Arcana is often referred to as “The Journey of the Soul”. One of the first things that I look for in reading tarot is how many, if any, of the Major Arcana appear in the spread. If I am doing a three card spread and all three cards are Major Arcana, I know that this reading will be intense for the person I am reading for. If there are no Major Arcana it does not mean that the reading has no value, it just means that the context of the reading is more outside the individual than inside. What is the big deal about these cards anyway? Signifying its importance, the Major …

The Major Arcana is comprised of the cards that have no equivalent in a standard playing card deck. Each of the Major Arcana cards is named as well as numbered normally by Roman numerals. Beginning with The Fool, card 0, the Major Arcana traverse through the cards to end at card 21, The World. The journey through the Major Arcana is often referred to as “The Journey of the Soul”.

One of the first things that I look for in reading tarot is how many, if any, of the Major Arcana appear in the spread. If I am doing a three card spread and all three cards are Major Arcana, I know that this reading will be intense for the person I am reading for. If there are no Major Arcana it does not mean that the reading has no value, it just means that the context of the reading is more outside the individual than inside.

What is the big deal about these cards anyway? Signifying its importance, the Major Arcana in a deck tends to be more richly decorated. More importantly, the Major Arcana cards are full of specific symbolism which brings more information to the reading. In fact, there are some readers who only use the Major Arcana for doing their readings. The symbolism buried within the artwork of these cards can make a direct connection to the heart of the matter in the interpretation by an experienced reader.

These are the 22 cards of the Major Arcana, their corresponding number and the basic concepts they portray:

0 – The Fool – Innocence, exploration

I – The Magician – Growing independence

II – The High Priestess – Intuition, confidence

III – The Empress – Caring authority, fertility

IV – The Emperor – Disciplined authority, establishment

V – The Hierophant – Safety in tradition

VI – The Lovers – Two become one

VII – The Chariot – Difficult situations

VIII – Justice – Is the world fair?

IX – The Hermit – What can change?

X – Wheel of Fortune – Go with the flow.

XI – Strength – Fortify yourself

XII – The Hanged Man – take a step back

XIII – Death – Moving on, change

XIV – Temperance – Moderation

XV – The Devil – Temptation

XVI – The Tower – Upheaval, change

XVII – The Star – Hope, faith and inspiration

XVIII – The Moon – Hidden depths, things not seen

XIX – The Sun – Life, vitality, true love

XX – Judgment – Outcome, closure

XXI – The World – The complete picture

Some readers classify the Major Arcana into five groups of similar cards:

People – The Magician, The Empress, The Emperor, The Hermit

Concepts – Justice, Temperance, Strength, The Chariot, and Judgment

Qualities – The High Priestess, The Hanged Man, The Star, The Moon, The Sun, The Devil, The Hierophant

Cycles – The Fool, The Wheel of Fortune, The World, The Lovers

Change and Transition – Death, The Tower

This, of course, is only a basic primer on the cards of the Major Arcana. With just these twenty-two cards, a reading that holds great depth and information is possible.

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Written By: Dr. Nikki Known by several different names, the suit of Wands covers physical passion, struggle, personal spiritual life force and more. In a normal deck of playing cards (and in some tarot decks) the suit of Wands is represented by the suit of clubs. Depicted as Wands with new growth, Staffs, Rods, and, of course, Clubs, this suit is normally shown as something that feeds fire. Whatever their depiction, the suit of Wands speaks of passion in all its guises. Aligned with the element of Fire (a rod or staff can burn), the Wands speak to that elemental part of us. Fire can be a fantastic tool, when controlled and used properly it can create rebirth and regeneration. Fire warms us, helps cook our food, and lights our way. When not controlled however, fire can burn uncontrollably and destructively, devouring all that is in its path. Many of the attributes of fire are represented in the suit of Wands. Fire is transformative. When you see a Wand in your spread be sure to …

Known by several different names, the suit of Wands covers physical passion, struggle, personal spiritual life force and more. In a normal deck of playing cards (and in some tarot decks) the suit of Wands is represented by the suit of clubs. Depicted as Wands with new growth, Staffs, Rods, and, of course, Clubs, this suit is normally shown as something that feeds fire. Whatever their depiction, the suit of Wands speaks of passion in all its guises.

Aligned with the element of Fire (a rod or staff can burn), the Wands speak to that elemental part of us. Fire can be a fantastic tool, when controlled and used properly it can create rebirth and regeneration. Fire warms us, helps cook our food, and lights our way. When not controlled however, fire can burn uncontrollably and destructively, devouring all that is in its path. Many of the attributes of fire are represented in the suit of Wands. Fire is transformative. When you see a Wand in your spread be sure to give it serious consideration – it may be showing you where your unknown passions lie.

Wands are messengers, being responsible for passion including a physical passion or a zest for life. From Wands and passion come the spark of inspiration and a new way through toward your goals and dreams. They relate to how action, dynamic energy, and enthusiasm are processed and experienced. When you have Wands in a spread that seem to indicate a conflict, these are not serious and can lead you to a deeper sense of who you are and what you stand for. From the visceral gut reaction to the long-term passion brought to a project, the Wands are indicators of your passion for life and all that is in it.

When you have a spread that has a dominance of Wands in it, it is time to take note of your passions. This is normally an indication that you are well on your way to accomplishing your goals through hard work. Many times the Wands indicate it is time for movement, often swiftly, from a way of thinking or being because it no longer serves you. Relating to forward momentum, it can be a call for you to focus your energies on the task at hand.

As the suit of passion and strong emotions, a few keywords cannot convey all the meanings of these cards, but here are some keywords for the cards for quick reference.

Ace – New beginnings, new starts, transformation, renewal

Two – New horizons, building on the past for a solid present

Three – Accomplishment, new challenges that aide positive change

Four – Joy, optimism, hope, the passion of a new journey

Five – Tackle the challenge head on, achievement through competition

Six – Recognition, success, victory, celebration of the return of the warrior triumphant

Seven – Courage is needed to win the babble, new perspectives can be seen

Eight – Focus on a goal, new love and romance, change required for advancement

Nine – Fear of loss may create loss, defensiveness, recovery from past hurts.

Ten – Burdensome responsibilities, taking a different approach may yield faster results

Page – Freedom from manipulation, courage, march to the beat of your inner drummer

Knight – Focus, passion, need for new horizons and adventures, unbridled enthusiasm

Queen – Feminine strength and mature sexual energy, compassion, understanding gained through experience

King – Strength, honesty, taking considered action brings results and influences others.

When you see the suit of Wands allow it to speak to the passion that is within you. Special attention should be given to the cards on either side of the Wands. This can help guide you passions in the direction of your dreams.

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Written By: Dr. Nikki Arguably, the most standard of the representations from deck to deck in the Tarot, you can find Swords are in nearly every deck. For example, the suit of Cups can be represented as Bowls or Chalices in different decks; Pentacles can become Coins or Disks; and the Wands can become Staves or Rods. However, the Swords – the suit that responsible for the hidden motivations and thought processes – are nearly universal and seen in almost all decks. Even in the standard playing card deck, the Swords are very easy to identify. The Italian word for sword is “spada.” It is not difficult to see how the suit of “Spades” got its name. Aligned with the element of Air, the Swords are the cards that speak to the internal intellect. Air as an element is associated with the spiritual realm and relates to things such as thought, speech, communication, your connection with your Higher Power and your own decisions. This element is associated with the head and thinking. It is said …

Arguably, the most standard of the representations from deck to deck in the Tarot, you can find Swords are in nearly every deck. For example, the suit of Cups can be represented as Bowls or Chalices in different decks; Pentacles can become Coins or Disks; and the Wands can become Staves or Rods. However, the Swords – the suit that responsible for the hidden motivations and thought processes – are nearly universal and seen in almost all decks. Even in the standard playing card deck, the Swords are very easy to identify. The Italian word for sword is “spada.” It is not difficult to see how the suit of “Spades” got its name.

Aligned with the element of Air, the Swords are the cards that speak to the internal intellect. Air as an element is associated with the spiritual realm and relates to things such as thought, speech, communication, your connection with your Higher Power and your own decisions. This element is associated with the head and thinking. It is said that the element of Air allows and encourages your thoughts to soar – for the higher you take your thoughts, the higher you can take your dreams and goals and the closer you can come to your Higher Power. Your thoughts are never stagnant, always in motion and ethereal, much like the element of Air itself.

Swords are said to cut through self-deception because the symbolism on the cards is the more direct and to the point. The Swords will indicate the core of the matter and can cause the deepest intellectual realizations. Yet, at the same time, the Swords can show the greatest truths. Always encouraging you to go inside and to make the choices that are in accord with your inner knowing, the Swords remind you of your responsibility for the choices and decisions you make.

If there are a predominance of Swords in your spread it is time to pay close attention to the message. Yes, many of the depictions on the Swords are uncomfortable to look at. The Swords have an undeserved reputation for negativity. More often than not, the Swords challenge you to see things in another way; to look beyond your personal perspective and see the bigger picture of what your choices create. The discomfort you see in the suit of Swords is normally related directly to a need to change your current path or direction in some way.

While they mean so much more than a few keywords, here is a key-word primer on the cards in the suit of Swords.

Ace – New direction of thought or process

Two – Choices, time for decision

Three – Pain, heartache, emotional distress

Four – Rest is needed, healing through introspection

Five – Loss sustained, defeat, time to move on

Six – Leave trouble behind, travel – especially over water

Seven – Victory through cleverness, time to respect others’ ways

Eight – Stalled emotion, end of a struggle, decision to change is needed

Nine – Grief, loss, sorrow; time to mourn that which has been lost

Ten – Painful endings can make way for new beginnings

Page – Rebellion against the norm, detachment is best now

Knight – Impetuous action could win the day, the best defense is a strong and determined offense

Queen – Compassion, knowledge gained through experience, courage

King – Authority, confidence, a good ending to legal issues

When you have Swords in your spread, pay close attention – their message is sure to reach deep inside to your true intellect.

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Written By: Dr. Nikki Pentacles are represented in decks in many different ways. They can be shown as Disks, Pumpkins, Coins, and even Diamonds (also the suit Pentacles relate to in your regular playing deck). The Pentacles are often elaborately decorated; for example, the Queen of Pentacles is normally shown amidst abundant natural growth and vegetation to represent her fertility and fecundity. Aligned with the element of Earth, these are the cards that relate to money, material and earthly matters. When considering the elemental connection, Pentacles are not just about money. The Pentacles show the material world that you live in and how you relate to it and these are important aspects of your spiritual nature. Fertility is a strong component of the Earth element and sensuality, sex, and the fertility of creative energy are all represented in this suit. You will want to consider your foundation when Pentacles are present. When reading about health, pay particular attention to the Pentacles in your spread as health is governed by the Earth element. When there are …

Pentacles are represented in decks in many different ways. They can be shown as Disks, Pumpkins, Coins, and even Diamonds (also the suit Pentacles relate to in your regular playing deck). The Pentacles are often elaborately decorated; for example, the Queen of Pentacles is normally shown amidst abundant natural growth and vegetation to represent her fertility and fecundity. Aligned with the element of Earth, these are the cards that relate to money, material and earthly matters.

When considering the elemental connection, Pentacles are not just about money. The Pentacles show the material world that you live in and how you relate to it and these are important aspects of your spiritual nature. Fertility is a strong component of the Earth element and sensuality, sex, and the fertility of creative energy are all represented in this suit. You will want to consider your foundation when Pentacles are present. When reading about health, pay particular attention to the Pentacles in your spread as health is governed by the Earth element. When there are questions about profession and career, the Pentacles can bring the matter into clear focus.

When you have a prevalence of Pentacles in your spread it indicates that it is time to get serious about the basics of life. Are you taking care of your finances? Are you making choices that are in accord with your goals and objectives? Have you created a solid foundation to build your future plans upon? Another consideration with several Pentacles in your spread is to look to your health. Are you taking care of yourself physically? These are just some of the questions the Pentacles challenge you to look at.

The Pentacles not only challenge you to look at things like your personal resources and health, they also help you to see what you need to focus on to achieve your goal. They can indicate a time of bounty from hard work and effort. When you feel you are at a stand-still look to the Pentacles for indicators on what work needs to be accomplished to achieve the goal. These cards can also show you what you need to put in to place for a solid foundation to build your future plans on.

Referred to by some as the “money cards,” the Pentacles have meanings that go much deeper than just money. Here are some of the keywords for the individual Pentacles so you can see for yourself money is not the only thing this suit is about.

Ace – Solid foundation, financial improvement

Two – Change, normally for the better

Three – Growth and steady progress

Four – Structure and boundaries are called for

Five – Fiscal discord, seek sanctuary during a time of problems

Six – Review attitudes toward abundance in your life, be willing to receive

Seven – Sense of purpose through profession, time to enjoy rewards

Eight – Great pleasure and skill in work and creativity, time for patience

Nine – Self-discipline and hard work bring success, accomplishment and achievement

Ten – Wealth, fiscal security, the benefits of hard work and applied efforts

Page – New ideas, focus and concentration bring new ideas for success

Knight – Responsibility taken seriously and fulfilled, material security

Queen – Fertility, confidence, self-determination through will, connection with the natural world

King – Success, prosperity through effort, time to appreciate achievements

From telling you what you need to do to establish your foundation to letting you know when it is time to enjoy the results of efforts made, you can depend on the Pentacles to give you the information you seek.

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Written By: Dr. Nikki The Cups are the best known suit in the tarot. Symbolizing our deeper emotions, this suit can be represented in a number of ways. Cups are the more standard and most often seen in decks, but they can appear as Chalices, Bowls, and Hearts. The Cups equate to the suit of Hearts in a standard card deck. The Cups are aligned with the element of Water, which rules emotions and, especially, love. Water is fluid, as our emotions. Water reflects how we express our inner selves to the world. Man can live without food for weeks, but can only survive a few days without water. Water, and our emotions, are the stuff that life is made of. Strongly influencing the relationships you have with others in the world, Cups can indicate a need for transforming or changing the way you interact with others. Creativity is said to come from the heart – from the emotion. As a representation of water, the Cups invite us to drink from the flow of life …

The Cups are the best known suit in the tarot. Symbolizing our deeper emotions, this suit can be represented in a number of ways. Cups are the more standard and most often seen in decks, but they can appear as Chalices, Bowls, and Hearts. The Cups equate to the suit of Hearts in a standard card deck.

The Cups are aligned with the element of Water, which rules emotions and, especially, love. Water is fluid, as our emotions. Water reflects how we express our inner selves to the world. Man can live without food for weeks, but can only survive a few days without water. Water, and our emotions, are the stuff that life is made of. Strongly influencing the relationships you have with others in the world, Cups can indicate a need for transforming or changing the way you interact with others. Creativity is said to come from the heart – from the emotion. As a representation of water, the Cups invite us to drink from the flow of life and enjoy its sweetness.

If you are having difficulties expressing yourself you may want to meditate on one of the cards in this suit. The Cups can reveal our inner attitudes about love and how we show it and share it with others. Since it is the suit of all relationships, the Cups in a spread can indicate how others are seeing you and responding to you in the situation.

If you have a majority of Cups in your spread, it is time to look deep within yourself and see how your actions and thoughts are affecting the situation. Placing a primary focus on emotions and relationships is important to find your true path. In accordance with the individual Cups in the spread, it could be indicating a new relationship or the emotional self-involvement of personal loss. Cups can also indicate that joy and happiness are soon to be at hand. If you are looking for help or information on artistic endeavors, look to the Cups in your spread for your answer.

Emotions are deep and powerful things and run a gambit in human existence. The cards in this suit encompass that. Here are some basic keywords for the individual Cup cards:

Ace – New beginnings and new starts, especially in love; love overflowing

Two – Harmony and commitment, self-acceptance and self-love

Three – Good fortune, friendship, playfulness, connection with your inner child

Four – Dissatisfaction, help will come unexpectedly

Five – Come to terms with disappointment, move forward to heal and renew

Six – Nostalgia in both positive and negative guises, giving and receiving love

Seven – Ground fantasies and daydreams to turn them into reality

Eight – Time for new horizons, leave the past behind you and look to the future

Nine – Happiness, joy, contentment, emotional needs are met

Ten – Love and happiness, home, hearth, family, the benefits of a long term love

Page – Innocence and sensitivity, spiritual connection, imagination is called for

Knight – Lover not ready for commitment, sexual attraction, relationship with passion but not love

Queen – Emotional maturity, unconditional love, wisdom, perception

King – Benefactor, strong and mature man, ideal lover, man of the arts

The Cups in your spread provide a representation of your emotional life and what you bring to it. Let your heart hear the message of the suit of Cups, that is where the truth will resonate.

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Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose/ Rev. Alicia Lyon Folberth. Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon) falls at 01° Sagittarius on May 21 2016 at 5:15 p.m. EST. The May Moon is known as Dyad Moon (Gemini) refers to the twin stars of the constellation Castor and Pollux, Dyad being the Latin word for a pair. It is commonly known as the Flower Moon or Milk Moon (Colonial), Corn Planting Moon (Native American), and Hare Moon (England). Other names include Grass Moon, Seed Moon, Bright Moon, and Dragon Moon (China). In most areas Europe and the United States, the earth is becoming fertile again with temperatures rising – warm enough for animals safely bearing young. This moon falls at the end of the last nights of frost, and many plants are in abundance and in bloom. It begins the time for planting. Like its zodiac association of Taurus, and the element of Earth, now is a good time for communication with beings of spirit and the natural world. Just as all Full moons connect to relationships, it would be …

Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon) falls at 01° Sagittarius on May 21 2016 at 5:15 p.m. EST.

The May Moon is known as Dyad Moon (Gemini) refers to the twin stars of the constellation Castor and Pollux, Dyad being the Latin word for a pair. It is commonly known as the Flower Moon or Milk Moon (Colonial), Corn Planting Moon (Native American), and Hare Moon (England). Other names include Grass Moon, Seed Moon, Bright Moon, and Dragon Moon (China). In most areas Europe and the United States, the earth is becoming fertile again with temperatures rising – warm enough for animals safely bearing young. This moon falls at the end of the last nights of frost, and many plants are in abundance and in bloom. It begins the time for planting.

Like its zodiac association of Taurus, and the element of Earth, now is a good time for communication with beings of spirit and the natural world. Just as all Full moons connect to relationships, it would be appropriate to consider how you will recommit yourself to the Divine and the Earth at this time.

Astrologically speaking, the May Moon has a strong Mars theme of relationship aggression and tension as the Moon/Mars opposite Sun/Venus is an unstable polarity, requiring compassion, patience and understanding to work through. Remember to be supportive, empathetic, and supportive to others. By being in touch with your own needs and desires, while staying aware of those of your loved ones, you will clearly see any imbalances in your relationships causing disharmony.

FULL FLOWER MOON OIL

  • 4 drops gardenia essential oil
  • 3 drops of jasmine essential oil
  • 2 drops lotus oil
  • 1 drop of rose essential oil

Mix prior to the full moon. Place in a clear container or vial to charge in the light of the full moon, and remove before sunrise. You can use this oil to anoint candles or yourself for full moon rituals or just when you feel like you need the moons energy.

Be well! Many Blessings!

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Spring is in full bloom, and summer is on its way! See what June has in store for you by reading this month’s horoscope. Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19 A few cosmic moves late last month have thrown the spanner into the works and have dramatically changed things up, in all instances creating what looks like pressure or tension but in all cases a real blessing in disguise. It was Mars’ departure from an adventurous part of your chart on the 28th May that has seen him return for a rare double dip visit to your financial sector, the first time he’s returned just months after leaving in nearly 80 years, returning to fire up old financial passions, while bringing an opportunity for a do over for any financial and money matters on the table earlier in the year. This in itself is not a problem, except for the fact that Mercury, held back by his own retrograde turn in your income sector over recent months is still there, putting them on a collision …

Spring is in full bloom, and summer is on its way! See what June has in store for you by reading this month’s horoscope.

Aries Mar 21 – Apr 19
A few cosmic moves late last month have thrown the spanner into the works and have dramatically changed things up, in all instances creating what looks like pressure or tension but in all cases a real blessing in disguise. It was Mars’ departure from an adventurous part of your chart on the 28th May that has seen him return for a rare double dip visit to your financial sector, the first time he’s returned just months after leaving in nearly 80 years, returning to fire up old financial passions, while bringing an opportunity for a do over for any financial and money matters on the table earlier in the year. This in itself is not a problem, except for the fact that Mercury, held back by his own retrograde turn in your income sector over recent months is still there, putting them on a collision course. However, while financial tensions will build until peaking on the 9th/10th June this is the push that both sides need, forcing you to work with Mercury’s smart head for money and Mars’ financial passions and fighting spirit to the benefit of income and financial matters. In the meantime, while Mars retrograded back out of an adventurous part of your chart late last month Saturn is still there, putting pressure on the Sun, Venus and Mercury move through your communication sector, as they do at this time every year. Again, where there is pressure there is also an opportunity for a breakthrough and to really challenge your excuses. Having to work harder to be heard increases the potential for a communication and/or mental breakthrough. From the 18th March the spotlight will fall on home and family matters for the first time this year, making work/life balance more of a priority.
Taurus Apr 20 – May 20
The one planet sailing blissfully through this month’s challenges is Jupiter, who after months of bearing the brunt of pressures and opportunities while in retrograde motion in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, is coming into his own. This is going to help put things in perspective, able to see the financial and the personal and/or relationship tensions that might come to a head at times this month as the opportunities they are. In each case you’re dealing with competing opportunities rather than competing challenges, with the only issue being balance. Mars retrograded back into your relationship sector late last month for a rare double dip visit, opening the door to the past and second chances until turning direct on the 30th June and then staying on to support your relationships right through to August. Mars and your relationships will get some real help when the Sun, Mercury and Venus start returning to your communication sector from the 18th June, but earlier in the month this could present with some problems. For while the Sun left your sign and wrapped up your birthday month last month, with Mercury staying on until the 13th June this puts him on a collision course with Mars, with personal and/or relationship tensions building ahead of their opposition on the 9th/10th June. However, with the planets of passion and communication involved, as your personal and relationship needs clash a real breakthrough is possible. At the same time the Sun, in your income sector until the 21st June, Venus until the 18th June and Mercury here from the 13th June to the 30th June are here to bring new income opportunities, but the problem they face is having Saturn on the opposite side of the sky in your financial sector, creating pressure. Yet while financial tensions are likely to run high this month, especially in the early days and in the lead up to a Full Moon on the 20th June, this will keep the pressure on and the bar raised high on the income and financial fronts, with both sides benefiting as a result.
Gemini May 21 – Jun 21
If there was just one word to describe both the challenges and the solutions this month but also what is at the core of everything, then that word is ‘balance’. Whether it’s the personal and/or relationship tensions that are likely to run high throughout your birthday month or the work tensions or demands on your time that are also likely to be felt in the first half of the month, it is all about balance, whether that be balance between your personal and relationship needs or a balance between keeping your work hat on and knowing when to pull back, in essence working smarter. With your birthday month bookended by a pair of Full Moons in your relationship sector, the first during the first full day of your birthday month on 22 May and the second on the last full day on the 20th June, but your relationships demanding your attention throughout that time, this brought up any balance issues and will continue to all month. For the second year in just three decades the Sun has returned to begin your birthday month and new solar year, which puts the spotlight on your own needs, only to find Saturn over on the other side of the sky in your relationship sector, demanding that you keep the focus on your relationships. With Saturn in retrograde motion this may even bring up old baggage, but while Mercury’s return to Gemini from the 13th June to the 30th June may exacerbate the problem, as the planet of communication he turns this into an opportunity for a real breakthrough. It is Mercury’s responsibility for any work tension earlier in the month, still in a reflective part of your chart when Mars returned to your work sector late last month to open the door to the past, second chances and untapped potential. Mercury still needs time to hear yourself think, demanding that you work smarter. With Mars in retrograde motion until the 30th June and both planets in your career sector turning retrograde this month, working smarter and pacing yourself is exactly what you need, with any tensions doing you a favour.
Cancer Jun 22 – Jul 22
It is said that everything comes with a price and this month the price is small compared to the advantages you gain, so long as you’re aware of the currency the cosmos is using this month. That currency is time or more appropriately wise and smart use of your time. June is always a month where there is a need to go into hibernation, but while the wind is always taken out of your sails in the wind down of an old solar year, this year the air is being taken out of your sails and be warned, if you don’t slow down, take the time to hear yourself think and just push through, you could even find that the rug is pulled out from under you. What exacerbates this need this year is that this month long wind down of your old solar year is not only book ended by a pair of Full Moons in your work sector, the first on the 22nd May and the second on the 20th June, with Saturn spending the whole of 2016 in your work sector but in retrograde motion, he is demanding that you work smarter. You don’t muck around with Saturn and in this position it is not unheard of to find yourself sick or otherwise laid up, if you don’t pay attention. If you find it impossible to take your work hat off and tell yourself that simply isn’t possible, then the gods will do it for you. You already had the message delivered in no uncertain terms late last month and right through until the Sun’s return to your sign on the 21st June to begin your birthday month and new solar year there is a need to listen to your body, refuse to sweat the small stuff and remember that you’re only human. That’s the price you have to pay but what are the advantages? Not only will you find that despite spending less hours and demanding less from yourself work and career matters go quite smoothly, in the lead up to new income opportunities next month. However, the real benefit is not only a chance to recharge your batteries, but make the most of Mars’ rare and I mean very rare double dip visit to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, the first in nearly 80 years, where he’s holding the doors open to the past, second chances and an opportunity to make up for lost time.
Leo Jul 23 – Aug 22
While a partnership that developed over recent months between income, work and career forces will continue this month, the tide is turning. After Jupiter’s direct turn in your income sector on the 10th May and Mercury’s direct turn in your career sector on the 23rd May both income and career matters are both moving forward, slowly at first, while the doors to the past will remain open on the work front through to September. With Mercury leaving your career sector on the 13th June there will be a push to make the most of his final days, with support between income, work and career forces coincidently peaking again during this time. Once leaving your career sector Mercury will join the Sun and Venus in your friendship sector, with the solar spotlight always on personal and professional networking and friendship building at this time of year. This year there may be some challenges, more because a time of year when the focus is always more on being a team player this year is being policed by Saturn, who demands that you also make time to make matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative a priority. This is going to make balancing your time between being there as a friend or team player a priority, with work/life balance also a priority this month. While income, work and career forces come together to make the most of Mercury’s final days in your career sector, with Mars having made an unexpected U turn and late last month having retrograded back into your home and family sector, home and family matters have unexpectedly come back on your radar, with an opportunity for second chances and even for a do over.
Virgo Aug 23 – Sep 22
Don’t be surprised if those around you, whether at work, in your relationships or at home start to change, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse. But if you pay attention you’ll notice that their change seems to mirror your change. Could it be that the change is actually coming from you and that as you change others are changing the way they respond to you? There is not only a very good chance that this is the case, it is the only reason for it. When lucky Jupiter turned direct in Virgo last month your whole perspective changed and while a lot of old doors have remained open, including when it comes to matters of the heart and giving the past and unsaid words a voice, your personal view of the world is one of looking out to the future rather than looking back at the past. What is going to make or break the month is work/life balance. Get it right and everything in your life will run smoothly, from your relationships, home and family life and to your job, but get it wrong and you will be left wondering why everything is trying to make life so hard for you. The reality is they’re not and you’re the one doing that. It comes from a combination of the professional gods having just five weeks and five days to rapidly get things up to speed, just as you have Saturn over on the other side of the sky in your home and family sector, demanding that you take home and family matters seriously and refusing to let them suffer just because things are going well professionally. He’ll have no option but to rain on that parade. When you’re stressed and flustered from juggling so many balls you’re going to have a bad month, whereas the solution will turn everything around. When you’re at work you’re at work, when you’re at home you’re home and when you’re focused on your relationships you’re focused on your relationships, end of story. It’s as simple as being 100 percent focused on where you are at the time. If you’re at work worrying about your relationships or home and family matters or at home worrying about work and unable to focus on your relationships because you’re worrying about everything else, nothing works. It’s about balance and keeping just one hat on at a time.
Libra Sep 23 – Oct 23
The reason why a lot of us are going to feel stressed and under pressure this month is all because of balance and physics. With the slower moving planets all located in a narrow band in the sky between Scorpio and Aries this means that when the faster moving planets are on the other side of the sky, they move into opposition and next minute we’re feeling pressure. This is something new, for even last month the Sun, Venus and Mercury were only in Taurus, ruler of your financial sector and only just leaving the part of the sky where the slower moving planets are located. However, in the space of just one week the faster moving planets not only moved on but the goal posts were moved with Mars, who was in Sagittarius, ruler of your communication sector retrograding back into Scorpio, ruler of your income sector on the 28th May. This came just a week after the Sun’s return to your financial sector and wham, we had our first opposition. That conflict between income and financial forces will continue all month, with the potential for financial tension, unless you understand that the only reason there is tension is because there is opportunity. Take Mars out of your income sector and there would be no financial tension and the money gods would be free to focus on your annual financial housekeeping in peace. However, with Mars retrograding back into your income sector just months after leaving for the first time since 1937, opening the door to second chances just as the doors are also opening to second chances on the work front and new opportunities on the career front from the 18th June, do you really want to tell him to go? Considering the huge opportunities he brings, a bit of financial tension is a small price to pay, especially as it is simply exposing any balance issues between money coming in and money going out, at a time when you can do something about it. At the same time work/life balance is likely to become an issue in the final 12 days of the month, but again only because new doors are opening on the career front. This month is all about balance, while working to keep the communication lines open.
Scorpio Oct 24 – Nov 21
The solar spotlight being on financial and money matters at this time of year is a given, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of June in your financial sector, but this is just one of a number of areas of your life where there could be some tension or pressure this month, with the other being personal and/or relationship tensions. Yet in all cases this is simply about balance and competing opportunities. For just the second time in three decades the Sun, Mercury and Venus have returned to your financial sector to perform your annual housekeeping only to find Saturn over on the other side of the sky in your income sector. It’s these oppositions that are going to create any financial tension, yet apart from exposing any issues between money coming in and money going out, at a time when you can do something about it, this will easily transform into motivation on both the income and financial fronts, with the right attitude. Any personal and/or relationship tension is likely to be contained in the first half of the month, which are where the opportunities are as well. On the 28th May Mars retrograded back into Scorpio, returning for a double dip visit just months after leaving your sign for the first time since 1937. The planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos has done a U turn and is asking to ‘let’s do it again’, giving you a chance to revisit old passions and the things that excite you, with a rare opportunity to return to the things you had put on hold or thought were behind you. The problem is that held back by his own retrograde phase in your relationship sector Mercury hasn’t finished focusing on your relationships and building towards an opposition on the 9th/10th June, this could see personal and/or relationship tensions rise. Yet as your personal and relationship needs clash, with the planets of communication and passion involved this creates the potential for a real breakthrough. With Pluto, your ruling planet in retrograde motion in your communication sector there is additional support to use this as a chance to give you, your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 21
The key to identifying any problems or challenges this month is looking at the line up of opportunities and the balance issues they expose. What you have is a month of contrasts, a month where the Sun, Venus and Mercury are putting the focus on your relationships, but there is also a need to put your needs first. At the same time this is a month for extraordinary opportunities on the income, work and career fronts, but you’re likely to find that the wind has been taken out of your sails and the air from your tyres. At the same time there are new financial opportunities opening up, but resistance from old income forces who resent not only some of the attention of the money gods have taken off them and you have financial tensions rising towards the end of the month. What we have is the faster moving planets reaching a part of the heavens that puts them in opposition with the slower moving planets, who are now on the other side of the sky and this is something that only happened late last month. It was the Sun’s return to your relationship sector on the 21st May that triggered this, with a Full Moon in your sign on his first full day and a second on his last full day, on the 20th June. This is the time of year when the solar spotlight will always fall on your relationships, but this year you will find that his can’t be at the expense of your personal needs, forcing you to confront any balance issues. At the same time what really takes the wind out of your sails and the air out of your tyres is the fact that while this was an issue when Mars was in retrograde motion in your sign, it became even more of an issue when he retrograded back into a reflective part of your chart late last month. This is forcing you to work smarter and to pace yourself, yet the surprising thing is that as you do you’ll find that you accomplish more. Financially, within your own needs and your relationship needs, professionally and through everything that occupies your time and energy, this month is all about pacing and balance.
Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 19
In a month when the professional gods finally show up there is likely to be some resistance, which might not make sense or present as bad timing now, but in the second half of the year will turn into a blessing in disguise. From the moment the Sun returned to your work sector on the 21st May he’s been under pressure, first from a Full Moon in a reflective, intuitive and imaginative part of your chart during his first full day, from an opposition with Mars in the preceding days and right through until he leaves your work sector on the 21st June. Watching from the other side of the sky is Saturn, who in the same reflective, intuitive and imaginative part of your chart is demanding that you pace yourself and work smarter, taking the wind out of your sails and air out of your tyres if you don’t. That pressure is going to be there all month, but the degree will depend on how much you respect it. Get it from the get go and choose to work smarter and you’ll hardly notice it, but choose to work yourself into the ground and you may find the rug pulled out from under you. Considering there will only be planetary activity in your work sector from the 21st May to the 30th June, just five weeks and five days, it might seem like bad timing to have your wings clipped in this way. Except, the timing couldn’t be better. On the 9th September lucky Jupiter returns to your career sector for your biggest, most expansive professional year in over a decade, a period that will take until October 2017 to play out and those very skills you’re acquiring this month and the means to work smarter will become pure gold in a few months’ time. The universe knows what’s around the corner, which is part of the reason why there is also an opportunity and even a demand from playful and adventurous forces to also find a balance between work and play while you can. As the month progresses and especially from the 18th June when the spotlight begins to fall on your relationships, a balance between your personal and relationship needs will also become a priority.
Aquarius Jan 20 – Feb 18
If you’ve ever been in a situation or you have the benefit of living in a family with a lot of large personalities you will know that things can get heated, loud and seemingly chaotic, but also thrilling and exciting and that’s exactly what is happening in the skies this month, with a lot of larger than life personalities not only in play but in competition with each other, having to shout in order to be heard. This sets the scene for some tensions and pressures, but in every instance there are opportunities. One of those areas is work/life balance tension or pressure, with Mars’ retrograde turn to your career sector late last month creating huge opportunities and a rare opportunity for a do over, opening the door to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the career front just as the doors are also opening to second chances on the income front and new doors are due to open on the work front from the 18th June. There is no doubt Mars’ unexpected return to your career sector is an opportunity and is potentially game changing, however expect a protest from Mercury, who until the 13th June is still wrapping up his exceptionally long visit to your home and family sector. It’s the build up to Mercury and Mars’ opposition on the 9th/10th June that will see work/life balance build in the early part of the month, but then dissipate when Mercury leaves on the 13th June. At the same time, moving into the month with the Sun and Venus in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and Mercury’s position here from the 13th June, this has finally broken the romantic drought and at last this creates an opportunity for find a balance between work and play. Unfortunately this is just when you’re experiencing a professional comeback, not to mention life’s other demands. Expect life to present all the reasons why you can’t make matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative a priority, but also for there to be a fight back. The biggest problem this month is that there are just too many opportunities, with smart time management and working smarter a must.
Pisces Feb 19 – Mar 20
The areas of your life that have until now been a challenge are likely to become your rock this month, namely your relationships. With Jupiter in his first full month in direct motion in your relationship sector you were always going to enjoy the benefits of a turnaround, but with Mercury staying on in your communication sector until the 13th June and support for friendship and relationship building remaining strong all month, this is the one area of your life that is not only going right but can act as a rudder for the rest of your life. The one proviso is that the communication lines are open, for that’s what everything hinges on, along with a commitment to maintaining a balance between your personal and relationship needs, seeing both as equally important. Your biggest problem this month is that too many good things are happening and that is going to create some balance issues, which are being compounded by some very real work/life balance challenges. While Saturn is staying on in your career sector to keep the professional wheels turning, with Mars having retrograded back into an adventurous part of your chart late last month and the Sun, Venus and Mercury all one by one returning to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart from the 18th June, life can no longer be all work and no play. However, even before you can get to that point there are more fundamental work/life balance issues to be addressed and they’re likely to be evident from the get go. It all began with the Sun’s return to your home and family sector on the 21st May, not only during Mars’ final days in your career sector but just as a Full Moon there was pushing professional matters. While Mars retrograded back out and that took some of the focus off your professional game as the Sun, Venus and from the 13th June Mercury move through your home and family sector, this puts the focus on home and family matters. Saturn might be on the other side of the home and he may try and bully the domestic gods into thinking his mandate is more important, with just five weeks and five days to give home and family matters your attention, but they’re going to fight back. With income, work and career matters coming together next month, the more you can address work/life balance issues this month the more you’ll benefit next month.

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Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose June 20th marks the Rose Full Moon of 2016. The full moon in June is also known as the Strawberry or Mead Moon, and falls this year on the cusp of the sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon. The Rose is an ancient symbol of the Goddess. The rose is known as the queen of flowers, is the symbol of beauty of youth, love, joy, silence, and has long been associated with the Mysteries. I wrote the following meditation for a ritual on the Rose Moon for our temple some years ago, and will be included in my book of meditations. May it bring you love, joy and beauty. Each participant should be handed a red rose prior to the mediation.  Pick the best ones, the most lovely of the ones you can find, but not fully opened. Begin by breathing in and out, slowly and purposely, conscious of the air moving within the body. The air begins to turn white with the light of healing energy, moving in through …

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June 20th marks the Rose Full Moon of 2016. The full moon in June is also known as the Strawberry or Mead Moon, and falls this year on the cusp of the sign of Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon. The Rose is an ancient symbol of the Goddess. The rose is known as the queen of flowers, is the symbol of beauty of youth, love, joy, silence, and has long been associated with the Mysteries.

I wrote the following meditation for a ritual on the Rose Moon for our temple some years ago, and will be included in my book of meditations. May it bring you love, joy and beauty.

Each participant should be handed a red rose prior to the mediation.  Pick the best ones, the most lovely of the ones you can find, but not fully opened.


Begin by breathing in and out, slowly and purposely, conscious of the air moving within the body.

The air begins to turn white with the light of healing energy,
moving in through the top of the head, at the crown chakra.
With very breath you take in,
also allow the spirit to breathe in the white healing energy as well,
moving through the body,
down through the third eye,
the throat chakra,
and into the heart.
Allow the energy to fill your heart,
becoming a beautiful rose,
and begin to gently open its petals with the light.
Let it blossom and open fully.
Love surrounds it, removing all traces of doubt and fear.


 

Rose Moon Meditation

The rose is the world’s oldest symbol of the Goddess.

It has been with us since ancient times, and is connected with the Mysteries of life and death.

It is the symbol of sacred silence, known in latin as Sub Rosa – meaning “under the rose,” where we keep in our oaths in circle to the Divine.

It is the symbol of the life force, of the blood that courses through our veins, and of the sacredness of our birth, the Divine flower of the Yoni, kissed by the petals of our mothers as we entered the world.

The rose is a symbol of unremitting love; a spiritual source flowing from the Goddess, giving continuously and unconditionally.

We are its seeds, and as we blossom and grow, we sow its seeds in others so they too, may share in this sacred knowledge of Divine Love.

Her Love is contained in the beauty of its flower; the gentleness of its petals, the pain of its thorns, the persistence of its roots, and in the nourishment of its fruits.

Whatever part of it we experience, it is a part of this Love, enabling us to grow into the light, and at no time does She ever stop loving us.

Let thoughts of unconditional love come to mind, and allow them to enfold you, for the love of the Goddess is with you always, knowing a far greater depth than we can imagine.

To know the Goddess is to know Greater Love, and the rose is Her promise to us.

In truth, can there be any love greater than that which created the rose?


Please focus your thoughts on the rose you hold in your hands. Love requires sacrifice, so ask for your heart’s desire, and then give this rose as an offering.

Allow it to unfold first, then give it to the sea at twilight, a sacred well, on your altar, or your local church shrine of Mary – who is also the Great Goddess still remembered in the new religion.

Editor’s Note: Be sure to catch Alycia’s LIVE Stream show on Oranum every Wednesday from 3-6pm PDT.

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Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose August 18, 2016 – 05:27 AM (EDT) , 09:27 UTC Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon) Lunar Eclipse falls at 25° Aquarius The August Moon is known as the Barley Moon – or the Grain Moon – since at the height of the harvest farmers could work long days into the night by the light of the moon. As described in the 16th century English edition of ‘The Shepherd’s Calendar,” “Persephone, virgin Goddess of rebirth, carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.” This year, it’s especially auspicious with a penumbral eclipse, and although not a full eclipse (since it will barely be touching the edge of Earth’s shadow), it can be considered a potent full moon. The Sun will later transition into Virgo – bringing with it a time of rest and an ability to enjoy the fruits of your labors. The full moon for  August is also commonly known as the Full Sturgeon Moon (American Colonial); established during a time when the Native American fishing tribes of the Great …

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August 18, 2016 – 05:27 AM (EDT) , 09:27 UTC
Sun Opposition Moon (Full Moon) Lunar Eclipse falls at 25° Aquarius

The August Moon is known as the Barley Moon – or the Grain Moon – since at the height of the harvest farmers could work long days into the night by the light of the moon.

As described in the 16th century English edition of ‘The Shepherd’s Calendar,” “Persephone, virgin Goddess of rebirth, carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.”

This year, it’s especially auspicious with a penumbral eclipse, and although not a full eclipse (since it will barely be touching the edge of Earth’s shadow), it can be considered a potent full moon. The Sun will later transition into Virgo – bringing with it a time of rest and an ability to enjoy the fruits of your labors.

The full moon for  August is also commonly known as the Full Sturgeon Moon (American Colonial); established during a time when the Native American fishing tribes of the Great Lakes harvested the abundant sturgeon from the waters.

Other common Native American names for this moon are the Full Red and Full Green Corn moons. Since the moon takes on a reddish hue in the heat of the summer, many people celebrate the beginning of the corn (maize) harvest. Other names for August’s moon are “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux) or “Blueberry Moon” (Ojibway).

The Full Moon is a time of fulfillment of all that was started at the New Moon. As all names hold power, the Barley Moon aligns with the harvested energy of the completion/culmination/rebirth cycle that began at Lughnassadh on August 1st.

The Leo Sun opposes the Moon in Aquarius; almost as conflicted reflections of each other. Leo Sun is intensely proud and individualistic, while the Aquarius Moon, although valuing independence is more focused on relationships and group interaction. The full moon’s energy magnifies energies, attitudes and emotions already present – so enjoy your parties and celebrations – but be mindful to pay attention to your relationships as a whole; including the magickal ones within your circle.

You can work with the Barley Moon’s energy to strengthen your physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It is a good time to make sacrifices for what will later benefit you – giving up that which you no longer need, while also harvesting and holding on to what will sustain you into the future. Letting go of what has been weighing you down will enable you to grow stronger as you cast old wounds aside to continue on your life’s journey.

You can also utilize this moon’s fiery energy for your magickal work, using associated fiery colors like gold, yellow, and orange; and gemstones such as Tigers Eye, Carnelian and Garnet, as well as resins such as Frankincense, Copal and Dragonsblood.

It is also a good time to focus on magick, spells and energy work involving gatherings and group work; creating peace and peacemaking; understanding, friendships, achieving goals, freedom and release; creative arts and expression; solving problems, cultivating your psychic skills, and ending bad habits or addictions.

The theme of the Barley/Grain Moon is one of gratitude and giving back. A simple spell would be to bake bread from scratch infusing your energy and intent, and to create three loaves from it. One would be given back to the earth and the animals (thanking the Earth), another donated to a shelter or foodbank (that you may always have enough to share), and a tiny one symbolically placed and left in your freezer (that you may always have enough to spare).

Small talismans can also be made from corn husks filling them with rosemary, coltsfoot and barley – serving as protection and for bringing in abundance into your home. Be sure to make them in the moon’s light.

Many blessings!

Editor’s Note: Be sure to catch Alycia’s LIVE Stream show on Oranum every Wednesday from 3-6pm PDT.

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Name Number There is a power in understanding numerology and how numbers work. One of the most important numbers you will want to find is your Name Number. Within numerology letters are assigned specific numbers. Looking for an answer? Look up a psychic today and get the support you need! Here is a chart to help you find your Name Number: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   The way this works is really easy just note down the number that corresponds with the letter in your name.  Let’s do an example using the name “Jane Jill Doe”: J A N E J I L L D O E 1 1 5 5 1 9 3 3 4 6 5 Now we get to the “math” part of determining your Name Number. In numerology you add the numbers of the name together until you reduce it …

Name Number

There is a power in understanding numerology and how numbers work. One of the most important numbers you will want to find is your Name Number. Within numerology letters are assigned specific numbers.

Here is a chart to help you find your Name Number:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z  

The way this works is really easy just note down the number that corresponds with the letter in your name.  Let’s do an example using the name “Jane Jill Doe”:

J A N E J I L L D O E
1 1 5 5 1 9 3 3 4 6 5

Now we get to the “math” part of determining your Name Number. In numerology you add the numbers of the name together until you reduce it to a single digit. So, in our example you can compute it by adding all the numbers together and reduce to a single digit:

1 + 1 + 5 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 5 = 43 = 4 + 3 = 7

Here is how to compute the number by single equations – you always add the first two numbers (I have put them in parenthesis to help) until you are down to a single digit like this:

(1 + 1) + 5 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 5
(2 + 5) + 5 + 1 + 9 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 5
(7 + 5) + 1 + 9 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 5
(12 or 1 + 2) + 1 + 9 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 5
(3 + 1) + 9 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 5
(4 + 9) + 3 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 5
(13 or 1 + 3) +3 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 5
(4 + 3) + 3 + 4 + 6 + 5
(7 + 3) + 4 + 6 + 5
(10 or 1 + 0) + 4 + 6 + 5
(1 + 4) + 6 + 5
(5 + 6) + 5
(11 or 1 + 1) + 5
(2 + 5)
7

J A N E J I L L D O E
1 1 5 5 1 9 3 3 4 6 5

Numbers

SOUL/PSYCHIC NUMBER – VOWELS ONLY PERSONALITY NUMBER – CONSONANTS ONLY
1(A) +5(E) +9(I) +6(O) +5(E)=

1 + 5 + 9 + 6 + 5 = 26 = 2 + 6 = 8

SOUL NUMBER = 8

1(J) + 5(N) + 1(J) + 3(L) + 3(L) + 4(D) =

1 + 5 + 1 + 3 + 3 + 4 = 17 = 1 + 7 = 8

PERSONALITY NUMBER = 8

You can also break your name number down into your Soul/Psychic number (the sum of the vowels), the Personality number (the sum of the consonants), and the two together reveal your overall self-expression.

So for Jane, here are how we compute both her Soul Number and Personality Number:

Your Soul Number reflects the real you – your conscience and wisdom. It is your Soul Number that will often indicate you true calling (we’ll show you how to do that next week). Your Soul/Psychic number also can indicate how in tune you are with your gifts.

Your Personality Number reflects the way the people see you and the image you present to the world. This is how others see you and how you relate to the outer world around you.

Your Name Number reflects the qualities of the soul, and the potential of the personality. When combined, they can display the way you present yourself with others.

Another number to look at is your Personal Year Number can also help you find more about who you are.

To calculate your Personal Year Number we’ll use a birth date of May 5, 1975 as our example.

May 5, 1975 = 5, 5, 1975 = 5
(5 + 5) + 1 + 9 + 7 + 5 =
(10 = 1 + 0 = 1 + 1) + 9 + 7 + 5 =
(2 + 9) + 7 + 5
(11 = 1+ 1 + 7) +5
(9 + 5) =
(14 = 1 + 4 = 5)

YOUR PERSONAL YEAR/LIFE PATH NUMBER

This is the number that symbolizes the potential that exists in and around you, the potential represented by your personal year, and the personal growth and self-discovery.

Armed with your Name Number, Soul/Psychic Number, Fate Number and Personal Year Number, you can ensure that the choices you are making are in tune with who you are and your destiny. Knowing yourself, and/or others by the numbers is a great way to be able to work with the energy available to you.

 

 

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Which numbers are compatible with you? If you have been following our articles about numerology, you already know how to compute your name number, your psychic/soul number, and your life path number. (If not, you an find out how to compute your numbers here.) Use your life path number and the life path number (birth date factored down to a single digit) of your sweetie, to be able to see if you are numerically compatible. Just scroll down to your life path number and see which numbers would be compatible with you! Stop overthinking – give your unconscious a chance! Chat with a psychic for FREE! Numerology Life Path Number 1  will have an easy affinity with 1s, 5s and 7s, and they can normally find a contented relationship with 3s and 9s. For you 8s fall in to the category of maybe, maybe not. However, you may want to avoid relationships with 2, 4, or 6 Life Path numbers as contention and discord are indicated. Numerology Life Path Number 2 – Watch out for …

Which numbers are compatible with you?

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Life Path Number 1  will have an easy affinity with 1s, 5s and 7s, and they can normally find a contented relationship with 3s and 9s. For you 8s fall in to the category of maybe, maybe not. However, you may want to avoid relationships with 2, 4, or 6 Life Path numbers as contention and discord are indicated.

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Life Path Number 2 – Watch out for relationships with a 1, 5, or 7 as it could be more challenging than you care to experience. A 9 may seem interesting for a while, but one or both of you would probably get bored quickly. Never fear – that leaves 2s, 4s, and 8s to be great connections for you, while 3s and 6s could bring a relationship of contentment.

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Life Path Number 3 – Of course you would have no problem with another 3 or multiple thereof, so 3s, 6s, and 9s are the best connection for your for a long term love match. You could make a solid connection with a 1, 2, or 5 which indicates an easy to get along with relationship. If you want true romance avoid relationships with 4s, 7s and 8s.

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Life Path Number 4 – Your best chances of happy romance with be with your fellow 4s, along with 2s and/or 8s. However, you’ll want to avoid 1s, 3s, 5s, and 9s as you would end up rubbing each other the wrong way. It may take a little more effort, but you could be very happy with a 6 or a 7 as long as you give each other space.

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Life Path Number 5 – Of course a fellow 5 would do just fine, as well as a 1 or a 7. 3s and 9s could be congenial relationships that have long term stability as well. 8s? Well, they aren’t all bad, or all good – for you an 8 relationship could be okay. Now, you would want to avoid the other even numbers – 2, 4, 6 because of basic incompatibility.

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Life Path Number 6 – If you are a 6, you can find your real love and attraction with 3s, fellow 6s, or 9s. 2s, 4s, and 8s can be an acceptable relationship where you get along quite well and find an easy connection. However, life number 1s, 5s, and 7s probably should be avoided as the relationship would suffer from a lot of challenge and compromise.

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Life Path Number 7 – If you have a life number of 7, you can rely on a fellow 7 to be a good connection as well as a 1 or a 5. Better watch out for 2s, 3s, 6s or 8s – they are sure to be frustrating in a relationship for you and you would be required to compromise more than you should. A pleasant connection could be had with a 4, and with a 9 extra effort may make it worth it.

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Life Path Number 8 – Your best bet is your fellow even numbers – 2s, 4s, and 8s are best; 6s are okay. But beware trying to create a strong connection with a 3, 7 or 9. There will be too many sacrifices for you to be able to feel comfortable and trust could be an issue. However, 1s and 5s could result in a pleasant relationship that is fairly easy going.

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Life Path Number 9 – Your fellow 9s are sure to be an easy fit, as well as 3s and 6s. However, 1s and 5s could easily be a comfortable fit where things go relatively easy and smoothly in the relationship. Beware of 2s and 7s, they would be boring for you to deal with. 4s and 8s could work out, but would take some serious negotiations and compromise.