Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tarot Card Suits

Merry Meet :)) I know some of you are just beginning to dapple in the art of reading tarot and I thought today might be a good day to go over the suits in a traditional tarot deck.

There are four suits in a tarot deck, Pentacles, Wands, Cups, and Swords. Each suit typically relating to an area of life, I say typically as there are many ways to interpret the tarot. The interpretation below is the way I was taught in the tarot seminars that I took taken from my notes. I hope they will help you as you learn the art of tarot.

If you are working with a traditional deck of cards as opposed to a tarot deck the following list will help you.

Playing Card Correspondence
Pentacles - Diamonds
Wands - Clubs
Cups - Hearts
Swords - Spades

This next list is what I memorized first when learning the tarot, I had it written down on a small piece of paper that I kept with my deck to help me remember the suits as I was learning them.

Wands - Spirit
Cups -Heart
Swords - Mind
Pentacles - Matter

Now I'll jump into each suit in a little more detail for you.

Wands - Wands give us insight into Spirit. They correspond to the element of Fire and Spring. Just like you would picture a magician's wand making things happen, wands are the suit that will make things happen in your life as they are the inspiration for life. They encompass your inner vision and your intuition and can give us great insight as to what action is happening in your life. This suit can help to illustrate what you are willing to put your heart and soul into. Wands give you unique insight as to what it is you truly desire in life and where you are in achieving that. They will help you to ignite that passion to go and get that which truly moves your heart and soul. They also lend us the creative imagination and insight that we need to get there.

Cups - Cups represent our heart. They correspond to the Water Element and Summer and the development of feelings. How many of you have ever had a summer love?  This suit corresponds to matters of the heart.  It will show us information about our relationships both now and in the future. Cups can show us the strengths and weaknesses of these relationships giving us clues on how to fix all things pertaining to the heart. It can show the secrets of our heart shedding insight as to how we really feel. This suit shows what will motivate our heart and can be invaluable to giving us clues to our inner self and truth.

Swords - Swords represent our mind. They correspond to the element Air and Fall. This is probably where my interpretation of the cards starts really differing from others out there. Swords often have a bad rap, and most of the cards I have with this suit don't show them in a pleasant light, however Swords to me often show the truth. I find whenever there is a situation that needs some honesty put on it, they will come up and let me know. They can show where there is conflict, and I find more often then not this is the suit that tells me where the block is in someone's life. They represent communication, communication you are receiving and what you are putting out there. Like fall they can also show beginnings of ends so I am ever mindful when I see them based on where they are positioned. They represent our mind and our voice. These are the cards that pertain to what we say, how we say it, what we write, our methods of communications.

Pentacles- Pentacles represent Matter. They correspond to the Earth Element and Winter. Being that they correspond to Earth they are a very grounded suit. They show what you are capable of. This suit shows what you choose to commit your energy to. All the other suits show what motivates you to take action, Pentacles show that action happening. This suit can also correspond to issues with money, work, and your physical health. It's not just about those physical things that we have, or that we may in the future but it's also about how other's will see us because of those items. Think of it as that final stage.

This is just a quick rundown of the basics that I hope some of you may find helpful. The biggest piece of advice I can give anyone when reading cards is learn to read with your intuition. Pick a deck that you absolutely love and when you start doing tarot spreads for yourself look at those pictures. What do you see in them? Rainbows to indicate hope, swords in the back to show betrayal, a ship in the distance representing something that's coming, how about that castle on the hill to show that happy ever after.

When I started reading I got so caught up in the meanings of the cards that I was extremely frustrated with tarot and questioned my gifts. It was only when my instructor made me put away my notebook of meanings and forced me to read the pictures, (yes forced is accurate lol) that I got it. By pushing me out of my comfort zone and taking away the "rules" I got comfortable with tarot and learned quickly. Once I learned the cards my way, by the pictures and my intuition, now all the meanings make sense to me. I hope this helps!!

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

P.S. The cards above are from the Mystic Dreamer Tarot Deck. It is the first official tarot deck I got, the one I learned on, and is still my favorite to work with today. :))))

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original artwork by PhatPuppyArt

"Always choose your thoughts wisely
because you will become,
what you believe you are."

- Jasmeine Moonsong

original artwork by:  Black B-O-X

"The path will almost never be clear,
but you must trust that the journey is worth it."

 - Jasmeine Moonsong

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Friday, September 22, 2017

original artwork by: Jena Della Grottaglia

"The Wheel of the Year has turned again,
this time bringing us a cooling wind,

the sun and moon shine equally bright
illuminating our paths with their light.

Fear not the darkness that may come,
but embrace that which is unknown.

For when you walk a spiritual path,
the light for you will always last

Believe in yourself and the divine day by day,
and you will be blessed in every way."

Have a Blessed Mabon! :)))

-Jasmeine Moonsong

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Thinning Veil - 10 Tips To Navigate It Successfully

The Thinning Veil - 10 Tips To Navigate It Successfully

Merry Meet As you know the veil is currently thinning and you will find that many of you are definitely more sensitive during this time. While it can make my job a bit easier this time of year because it's easier for me to do readings and get the information that I want, for those of you who may not be doing this full time this time can be quite overwhelming honestly.

The first year that I really opened my gifts and hit this time of year it was incredibly draining, confusing and a bit disorienting honestly. It definitely gave me an opportunity to work on those grounding and shielding skills!

So what do you need to know during this time.

Specific Times - The energy is easier to read as the veil is thinner. Is this the perfect time to practice your skills? Well, if you do it properly it can be. If you are new to using your gifts or aren't really seasoned you want to set specific times to work with them. Ground and shield before working with your gifts and after. It will help provide an open and closed door for your intuition. It helps so that you aren't receiving them constantly. It also helps to control the energy that is around you and that you are inadvertently taking in.

Set Some Boundaries
- Depending on your sensitivities you may find yourself getting messages at strange times. I know one very popular time that I get them is when I'm trying to fall asleep? Why? That is the time when you are completely relaxed and it's a very easy time for messages to be passed. Don't be afraid to say no. I know that sounds crazy but I can't tell you how many nights I've had to set boundaries for myself because if I don't I'm like a radio that never turns off. You can say no, give them a time or say tomorrow I will be open at a certain time for you, and then shield. You'd be amazed how effective this is.

Psychic Cleansing - I hear so many people talk about cleansing their house, room, area they are working in etc. These are all excellent practices to get into and you definitely want to up the frequency this time of year. Did you know that you can cleanse yourself as well? Start at the top with your choice of white sage, dragon's blood or whatever your preference is. Order all energy that is not for your greater good to leave and only allow energy that is in your best interest to remain, this will help huge.

Ground and Center
- I can't recommend this enough. You always should do it at least daily, during this time of year go to an as needed basis. It doesn't have to be a long process! Something as simple as taking a shower or washing your hands can become a grounding exercise if you set your intention for it to be so. Keep it simple and you're more likely to do it.

Shielding - If you have intuitive gifts and you don't know how to shield, stop everything and learn. I cannot stress the importance of this one enough if you are an intuitive. You absolutely must protect yourself. I hear so many people complaining that their gifts are unmanageable and this is an absolutely huge one. With all of the training I did to help me with my gifts I found this the most frustrating. However I have to tell you that it was worth every single minute I put into it. I have tons of articles on my site to help you, I'll include the link at the end of this article. The one method that worked the best for me was to envision an invisible cloak. It was such a huge help! That may be something that you want to try.

Sleep - You have to make sure you get enough sleep. There's just no way around it. If you want to really control your gifts and your personal energy this is incredibly important. Love lavender? Consider getting a little oil diffuser that you can have in your room to help relax your mind and keep you in dreamland to let you get that deeper sleep. I am a huge fan of Lavender paired with Vanilla. Give it a shot! It got this amazing diffuser for only $15.00 it's just amazing. It allows it to be on intermittently which makes the scent last most of the night. It's worth every penny I spent on it.

Down Time - If you're stressed you aren't going to be able to do what you want to. Some of you are real go-getters and don't take any down time. You need to. Especially over the next few weeks. Make your health and your psychic protection a priority.

Hydrate - We need to drink a ton of water for health reasons. Did you know that water is also naturally grounding? It's not just sitting next to beautiful lakes or taking a walk along the ocean. Drinking water can be an amazing grounding tool. I am not without my water bottle during this season. Get yourself a special water bottle and take it with you absolutely everywhere. Want to give it an extra protective kick? Keep reading....

Basil - Toss in some sweet basil or any type of basil that is to your taste. You can find so many different kinds, cinnamon is another one that you may like. About two years ago I developed this addiction to basil! When I went and looked at the metaphysical properties I just laughed. Not only is it amazing for attracting prosperity but it is also awesome for protection. This year I have about 40 basil plants in my herb garden and I use it absolutely everywhere I can. It's in my water all day long. I have several cups of basil tea a day. You can pair it with tomatoes and cheese and make the most amazing sandwiches. Any way you can incorporate it, use it.

Rose Quartz and Smoky Quartz - Both of these are amazing to use during this time of year. The Rose Quartz keeps bringing you loving energy to make you more comfortable and the smoky quartz will help protect you and remove any energy that isn't in your best interest. Both are easy to find, they work well together so they are a definite must on my list.

If you follow all the tips on this list you will find it will help you huge through this time of year.

I have designed a special reading called Across the Veil - Your Intuitive Gifts. This reading is designed specifically to help you on your journey. It just hit the shop last night, you are the first to know about it. I am booked through this week into next week with Mabon readings, but if you book this reading now it will start delivering early next week. You are finding out about it before it's official launch

Here's the link: Across the Veil Your Intuitive Gifts

Oh! The link to the empath articles. There is so much information for you on this page from grounding and shielding to cutting cords you will find a lot of what you are looking for here:

Empath Articles

Have an amazingly magickal day!

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

original artwork by: Flew Designs

The thoughts that are in your mind,
will become your world with time,

So choose carefully the thoughts that you hold dear,
and embrace a world where you don't have unnecessary fears.

- Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

original artwork by: Unfeigned-Dreams

"The air is getting crisp and the energy is new
It's time to set your intentions with the New Moon
So sit a spell tonight and make your wishes known
so the divine may illuminate for you the path unknown"

- Jasmeine Moonsong

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New Moon Blessings! The New Moon What Do You Need To Know?

New Moon Blessings!

Some of you may be tilting your head right now as you aren't celebrating the New Moon until tomorrow. I promise you I'm not confused. The New Moon occurs super early this month at 1:30 a.m. EST on the Wednesday, the 20th. That's incredibly close to today and as every one is located all over the world in different time zones, a lot of you are celebrating the New Moon today.

The other important thing that you need to know for your magickal work is that the Moon is going to be out of Virgo and void of course at 1:31 a.m. EST which is one minute past the official New Moon time. It is for that reason that I am actually working with the New Moon this evening.

I published the New Moon issue of Moonsong Daily Magick today to make sure that everyone has the information that they need in time to celebrate the New Moon. Not a member of Daily Magick yet? Join us using the link at the bottom of this post.  The New Moon will be in Virgo for everyone. At one minute past the peak of the New Moon she goes void of course, so honestly? It's a good idea to do those New Moon rituals a bit early.

Today is Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Tuesdays are ruled by Mars, the planet that represents war, courage and conflict. Today is a day to recharge your personal power. It is a very strong day and the focus will be on passion, sex, courage and aggression. If you need to be courageous in something today would be the day to take that on. Working with spells today? Choose to work with spells involving self-assertion, energy, passion and courage. If you are working with stones today choose rubies, star sapphires, or emeralds. Use topaz for amulets, and Iron in talismans.

Tonight is the night of the New Moon. The New Moon is a time of new beginnings, hope, faith and optimism. Use this night to work any magick to set the pace for what you want to happen this lunar cycle. The next important day for your magickal work is our Witch's Thanksgiving, Mabon on the 22nd.

Today the Moon is in Virgo. The Moon in Virgo favors accomplishment of details and commands from higher up. It focuses on health, hygiene, and daily schedule. The magickal color of the day is White and the incense of the day is Geranium. Have an amazingly magickal day!

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sensitives and Empaths, Listen and Honor Your Body

**graphic by Sarah**

How many of you are super busy? How many of you have time to take care of you? How many of you are saying "I don't have time to do that" as you are reading this. If you are, you especially need to read this.

As highly sensitives and especially those of you who are strong empaths, we tend to take care of everyone around us. Part of the reason for that is that we can feel the energy and emotions of those around us, another part is a constant desire to "heal the world."

As I was working earlier today, I was really thirsty. I caught myself on several occasions saying it's ok, I'll go get something to drink in a minute, after this.... fast forward 2 hours, ...when I'm done with this.... it's now 4:40. Was I busy today? Yes. Was I too busy to go grab a bottle of water? I managed to get several drinks for my children, why did I not take the time to get one for myself?

How many of you have done something similar?

Some days I'm very good at listening to my body, the more busy my schedule, and the more things on my mind, the worse I do. Wanna hear something funny though? Several times today I caught myself staring at the screen my mind adrift. Why? Probably because I'm thirsty! LOL

So had I answered that call, throughout the day, I actually would've not lost the time staring into space or at a blank screen as my focus would've been better. So I actually lost time by not taking the 30 seconds to take care of myself with that bottle of water. I have one now by the way. :P

Part of your path is learning to take care of you. We need to learn to know ourselves better than anyone, and know exactly what our body wants us to know at all times. For instance I know if I'm getting cranky, it's most likely because I need to simply step away for a bit. Even a 2 minute walk across the grass barefoot is enough to ground me and get me back on task. I'm not afraid to take time out for me now, as I know it always comes back around somehow. I have lost track of how many times I will go out for a walk in the woods and come back to new subscribers for Moonsong Daily Magick. It always makes me laugh.

So the point to these stories is to stop. Take time for you. Love you, and listen to you. It will all work out I promise, and by taking care of you, you will always be in the best shape to handle what is coming your way, as you will be able to access your true self.

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Moth As Your Spirit Guide

**original artwork by FrostAlexis**

When I was little I always thought the moths came in one variety, the type that I always saw flying towards the lanterns at my campground.. white. :))) Many many years later a beautiful moth caught my attention as she helped my children and I one day. She helped me to find my way out the woods when we were lost. If you're interested you can read the story here: The Luna Moth

The Luna Moth is a beautiful moth that primarily comes out at night and almost glows in color. It's really beautiful and I've been blessed to see one a few more times since that day. :))) This beautiful moth started my love and appreciation of moths.

Did you know that moths come in all shapes and colors? If you aren't sure what you're looking at you can easily mistake them for a butterfly. A few differences are that moths generally are nocturnal while butterflies enjoy being out in the day. However you will find moths that will come out during the day. One of the quickest ways to tell are there antennae. Butterflies are generally longer with a bit of a ball on the end, whereas moths are more rough and sometimes look like a feather depending on the type of moth.

If a moth is your spirit animal what traits does it assist you with. If we think about a month chasing that flame on a candle or a light they are absolutely determined that something is in that light that they want. So for that we are going to give them courage and determination.

Moths bring the light. They can help you to find your way and help to provide clarity for you on your path.
Their beautiful gentle nature can be soothing if you get the chance to work with them and you will find that they can bring hope and optimism to your path with the light energy that they bring for you.

They are primarily nocturnal and carry the energy of the Moon with them especially the Luna Moth. If you ever get the chance to work with her, the energy is amazing. They are mysterious as well as sometimes they can be hard to find.

Have a magickal day!

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

original artwork by: Cassiopeiaart

The time you spend mastering your craft
will enrich all aspects of your life. 

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Monday, September 11, 2017

original artwork by: Cool Edition

"Keep your path full of sunshine,
and free of strife."

- Jasmeine Moonsong

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Mini Herbal Witch Brooms

So I came across the little broom above while jumping about pinterest the other day. I fell in love with it instantly. Unfortunately when I went to find the page the blog has been removed and it seems so has the article.

As the summer season comes to an end here in New England and the cold weather starts moving in I will start stringing up my herbs and hanging them about my kitchen to dry. Usually I'll do that in a few more weeks. When you walk in my house in September it's quite common to see herbs strung from pretty much every cupboard in my kitchen. I tie them in bundles then hang them on each of the cupboard handles on the doors.   I love the way they look.
As soon as I saw this picture I thought of them. What a cute little way to dry your herbs. This looks really simple to do   Gather your herbs like you normally would to dry them. Instead of just bundling them at the top with twine or string select a stick from outside. You can choose any stick. I'm sure I'll have a "let's go find broom handles" day with my little one in preparation for this. Wrap the herbs around the bottom of one end of the stick. You can then decorate it with a ribbon or any other creative little decor you can think of. Maybe orange and black for Samhain in October.

Fasten another bit of twine or ribbon to the top to hang it and you are good to go!

So when you enter my house this fall, you will see mini herbal brooms hanging to dry instead of just herbs.

I hope you enjoy! :)))))

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Death Card In Tarot

Merry Meet :))) As we enter a time of big energetic shifts, it is not uncommon for those shifts to bring about changes. Some of these changes are pretty big changes and accordingly as I'm doing reading through this period of time I'm finding that the Death card is coming up more frequently.

One of the most important things I want you to remember in your life is that you never need to be afraid of the tarot. You may get a reader who's interpretation may be scary but that's what it is, their interpretation. The tarot is never meant to scare you but to rather provide information that will help you on your path going forward. My job as a reader is to interpret that information in the best way possible to help to give you the knowledge you need to make the changes that you want to in your life and the moves that you want on your path.

This card is one of the ones that people are often scared of and I can tell you it has come to be a card that I love. Many years ago when I started reading the cards I use to always get this card and the tower card. It mean that there were things wrong in my life and there were changes that needed to be made so that I could live my life as I was meant to, as my true self without the emotional burdens that I was carrying at the time.

When you look at this card I want you to focus on the girl surrounded by light and all dressed in white. She is where your focus should be as if you make the changes that death is bringing you then you should find the freedom in your life that you wish. You will remove that which is no longer in your greater interest. Death hardly ever indicates the death of a person but instead indicates the death of something in your life which is no longer for your greater good.

I see universal energy at the bottom of this card which more often than not means that the Universe is involved in the changes going on in your life so you need to be open to them. The child also has special meaning as she represents your childhood innocence. What would you need to change in your life to bring back the freedom that you had as a child?

This is a really powerful card that usually means powerful changes are coming but I don't want you to fear change or this card. Change can bring some amazingly beautiful things in your life like a good relationship, tons of furbabies, a mini-farm on your property and a career that echoes exactly who you are in life. I would know. :)) I followed the advice of the card. :))))))

Have a magickal day!

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Information for the Full Harvest Moon Tomorrow

Merry Meet :) Is everyone ready for the Full Harvest Moon tomorrow? :)) It's looking like rain where I am located. I am hoping it decides to clear for the evening!

Magick For Tomorrow - This past month has been hectic to say the least energy wise so I wanted to give you a spell tomorrow night that is super easy but beneficial. It will help you to release any fears or worries that you have right now enabling you to harness this beautiful Full Moon energy that we are receiving tomorrow night and move forward with confidence on your path. :))) So what do you need? :))) I said easy right? You can grab any combination of candles and incense that you wish. Just choose a combination that is personally relaxing and comforting to you. So for example I'm most likely going to go with white candles and either lavender or eucalyptus and spearmint as I find both of those scents relaxing. :)))

It's not too late! - Want a copy of tomorrow's Full Moon edition so you can work the spell too? Just sign up today and you will be included in the mailing tomorrow. :))) Super easy. ;) Sign up Now

Last Call for Full Harvest Moon Readings! This reading is one that I designed specifically for tomorrow night's Full Moon. :))) You can absolutely have this reading in the days following the Full Moon. Honestly sometimes I prefer that because I can see what energy has come for you. :)))) You can book the special reading, the traditional one, or book a combo reading and get a special bonus! Book Now!

Ending Soon! Grab Yours Before They Are Gone

Friday, September 1, 2017

Labor Day Weekend Sale!

Labor Day Weekend Sale!

Almost everything in the shop is on sale!

Make sure you stop by. :))

Welcome to September!

Original Artwork by Elena Dudina

Merry Meet :)))) Welcome to September! My little ones just went back to school yesterday. :))) I am actually going to be the big 41 on the 6th of September which is also our Full Moon this month. I'm definitely looking forward to that day.

September Tarot Forecast - If you haven't booked your September Tarot Forecast, today is the last day so stop by the shop!

Full Harvest Moon Reading - I have a special reading lined up for this Harvest Moon! Make sure you reserve your reading. :))) You can book the special one, traditional Full Moon reading or combine the two for a discount!

Labor Day Sale! - This entire weekend pretty much everything in my shop is on sale. Stop by!

On to this months calendar and what you need to look for. :))

September 6 - Full Harvest Moon

September 10 - Birthday of Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, ownder and founder of Llewellyn Worldwide the world's largest and oldest metaphysical publisher.

September 14 - Ellen Dugan's Birthday. She's amazing! If you haven't read her work you definitely need to.

September 21 - New Moon

September 22 - Mabon - Middle Harvest Festival

Have an amazing month! :)))

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Jasmeine Moonsong

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