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TAROT 2019 ☾☼ The Year of The Empress + The Hanged One ☼☾

2019 ☾☼ The Year of The Empress + The Hanged One ☼☾

2019 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 9 = 12 (The Hanged One) ~ 1 + 2 = 3 (The Empress)

Seventh Sphere Tarot de Marseille deck

Seventh Sphere Tarot de Marseille deck

THE EMPRESS ♀️ THE GREAT MOTHER ♀️

This year is quite the combo. The Hanged One meets The Empress and many questions come about.

The Empress brings the environment into focus.  Our material reality.  How are we working to make this world a more beautiful place? Be in tune with the earth, hold meditations with nature and spirit. Ground yourself with aragonite crystals and herbal teas.

“I believe in the radical possibilities of pleasure, babe.” ~Bikini Kill

Sensuality and pleasure play a key role in this year. What lessons have we been taught about our sexuality? What do we need to unlearn? Are we pleasing ourselves? Of course the root of all of this is self love. What have we done for ourselves today? Deep fulfillment is the goal.

Creativity and projects are an important part of The Empress’s reign. She calls for beauty, abundance and a fertile garden. Pay attention to the details. As well as who is around you. What is The Empress without her community? Create a nest of loved ones, people that are on your side for the highest good.

THE EMPRESS  ♀️  Film photography by Adora Wilson-Eye + Hair/Makeup by Lindsay Bauman

THE EMPRESS ♀️ Film photography by Adora Wilson-Eye + Hair/Makeup by Lindsay Bauman

 ↡☞ THE HANGED ONE ☜↡

I sat in meditation one day as The Fool. I came across The Hanged Man. He acknowledged me and then jumped off his position on the tree. He did a little dance. While he was a serious character, he brought humor to all situations. He reminded me of the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. “Which way should I go?” I asked. “Well, you can go this way, or this way, or that way!” he answered. ☜ ➹ ☟⤴ ☞

This year, when life shifts perspective and shows you all of the options, do your best to stay calm. Be in the present. The Hanged One appears when we need to take time to see all the possibilities. No need for final action or decision making right away. EXPLORE ALL OPTIONS. Use your intuition as a guide.

THE HANGED ONE asks us to inquire. Film photography by Adora Wilson-Eye + Hair/Makeup by Lindsay Bauman

THE HANGED ONE asks us to inquire. Film photography by Adora Wilson-Eye + Hair/Makeup by Lindsay Bauman

The World also makes an appearance. 12 is 21 backwards, and also adds up to 3. So within this configuration is The Empress, The Hanged One and The World.

Forge female friendships. Honor the divine feminine within. Film photography by Adora Wilson-Eye + Hair/Makeup by Lindsay Bauman

Forge female friendships. Honor the divine feminine within. Film photography by Adora Wilson-Eye + Hair/Makeup by Lindsay Bauman

♥♥♥ Happy 2019 + Lunar New Year ♥♥♥

♥♥♥ Get in touch if you’d like a Tarot reading ♥♥♥

2018 WITCHES RISE UP

THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE HIGH PRIESTESS, STRENGTH & JUSTICE.  THE DIVINE FEMININE IS RISING.  WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE DISEASES OF RACISM AND SEXISM.  STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR SPIRIT GUIDES.

2018 WITCHES RISE UP

2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11   STRENGTH and/or JUSTICE

1 + 1 = 2   HIGH PRIESTESS

The ultimate card of 2018 is the High Priestess.  This year we will see the Divine Feminine rise stronger than ever before.  As we saw in 2017, “feminism” was the most searched word according to Merriam-Webster and the #metoo movement (originally founded by Tarana Burke) gave a voice to survivors of sexual harassment and violence.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.  2018 will not only continue the feminist movement but integrate intersectionality at its core.  We will no longer stand for “white” feminism.  Witches will continue to rise into a much more visible element of the resistance of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy (bell hooks phrase).  

Aquarius Tarot by Dawn Aquarius ~ Photo by The Tarot Woman

Aquarius Tarot by Dawn Aquarius ~ Photo by The Tarot Woman

STRENGTH:

Tap into the Source and Universal energy as well as within to find your strength.  The Strength card in the Tarot represents a marriage of The Magician and The Empress energies.  Take your anger and frustration and channel into your higher purpose, with grace and calm.  Strength is a great ally in this time.  Face fear with love.

JUSTICE:

In this material world, we have left Spirit behind.  The card Justice showing up now asks us to balance our spiritual, physical and emotional planes.  This is a great opportunity for healing in the realms of mental and physical health.  Connection with the spirit world will bring blessings from our ancestors as well as messages to guide us in the Earthly realm.

Those that have been hiding (whether in plain sight or not) their misdeeds against others will be brought to justice.  Social and environmental justice movements will pick up speed.  It is during this time that we rise above our past pettiness and competition.  Love is the mantra we must be speaking.

Note:  In the Tarot, Justice originally started out as Major Arcana 11.  The Waite-Smith deck switched the card positions of Strength and Justice (Strength to 8 and Justice to 11).  Many decks have either stayed in line with the original placement or have decided they resonate more with the Waite-Smith positions.  That’s why we have three cards to represent this year!

THE HIGH PRIESTESS:

A divine feminine oracle, The High Priestess channels her deep, ancient knowledge through her intuition.  The Moon and water energy of the card add to her mystery.  She is the key to the tradition of passing knowledge from teacher to student, master to apprentice.  Learn from those wisdom keepers in your life.  Seek them out.  The illumination will be felt from within.  

The High Priestess is a protector of the waters and the mystery of the feminine cycle, of time.  We will work with 2018 in heightened awareness of our psychic abilities.  The web we witches weave this year will create a strong foundation in which to lead in the future.  Support each other. 

High Priestess card from the iconic Motherpeace tarot deck.  Photo by The Tarot Woman

High Priestess card from the iconic Motherpeace tarot deck.  Photo by The Tarot Woman