The week ahead: November 25th through December 1st of 2019:

We’ve got a new moon this week on the 26th in the sign of Sagittarius. This will be the last time that Jupiter, it’s ruling planet, will be in it’s home sign for another 12 years, as Jupiter is moving into Capricorn on the 3rd of December. So live it up at this new moon and take advantage of the fact that wherever Sagittarius rules in your chart, is where good luck, gifts and expansion will be taking place. This would also be a great time to plant some new seeds around the themes of that house, too.

Another thing coming up about this new moon, is Sagittarius’s ability to run from responsibility and commitment. It’s not to say all Sag’s do this, but a good majority do UNTIL later in life or they find what’s worthy of settling down for. At this new moon, if you find you’re running from what wants to pin you down, take a good look at what’s being presented. Be choosy about what you commit to.

I would say this whole Sagittarius season should encompass that sentiment, too. Sagittarius is a sign that wants its freedom to roam around, have a good time, experience life and enjoy it. You’re gonna be feeling this way right now, especially after the difficult mercury retrograde we just emerged from, last week.  Things are gonna get *ahem* “challenging” again once the eclipses set in on Christmas–yes, you heard that right, so gather the peeps you love and adore, and celebrate them and yourself. Celebrate how far you’ve come and everything you’ve learned along the way. Sagittarius is a sign that rules philosophy as well, so take the knowledge you’ve gained and help yourself, help others, and party like there’s no tomorrow.

So how can we use the energy of this week to help us? My advice is this: How can you change what feels like a daunting responsibility into an opportunity,  and if so, is this the right opportunity for you? If you’ve been feeling down, depressed, angry or just plain sad, what can you do help yourself get out of your funk (*extra points if it involves helping another with your special gifts and abilities)? What was revealed to you this past week and how can you use it to help yourself break personal or generational cycles? This week, celebrate how far you’ve come 💖

Go ahead and pick a card from above (pick one, two, or all three cards–choose what you’re drawn to). The top card is the overarching theme for everyone and it’s something to keep in mind or to remember, no matter what energy shows up for you as the week goes on. The stone you see in the picture above is amethyst. Called the “All-healer,” Amethyst is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants and animals. Natural unpolished Amethysts or geodes are particularly helpful placed where plants will not grow or animals refuse to sit. It also counteracts negative earth energies beneath buildings or anywhere that feels hostile. Amethyst protects against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing, and returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into positive, loving energy. To increase this power and attract good luck, draw an image of the sun and the crescent moon over an Amethyst in lavender incense smoke. Referred to as “nature’s tranquilizer,” Amethyst calms and soothes, assisting the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It relieves obsessive compulsive disorder and hyperactivity in children and animals. Place under the pillow or mattress, or rub the center of the forehead counter-clockwise to cure insomnia and stimulate pleasant dreams. It is especially effective for children’s recurring nightmares and fears of the dark, and may help alleviate homesickness. Amethyst is an excellent stone for diplomats, negotiators and business people. It calms angry temperaments and gives a distinct advantage in situations where debating is required. Wear or hold Amethyst to bring in spiritual insights coupled with intellectual reasoning. As a luck and prosperity crystal, Amethyst is good for reducing the tendency to overspend, gambling addictions or unwise investments. Amethyst is connected to the Temperance card in the tarot, representing balance. It is a stone dedicated to curbing overindulgence and bad habits, and is an excellent aid to quitting smoking, drinking and drug use, as well as unhealthy physical passion. It also provides the strength needed to obtain freedom from addictive personalities, one’s own or another’s. Placing an Amethyst on the navel is believed to protect a person from intoxication, and in conjunction with other treatments such as counseling, helps cure addictions. A naval piercing makes it possible to always keep an Amethyst in this spot. Amethyst is the stone of St. Valentine and of faithful lovers because St. Valentine was thought to have worn an Amethyst ring engraved with the image of Cupid. It is also referred to as the “couple’s stone” and gives meaning to relationships that over time, transcends the carnal union and gives way to deeper connection and a more soulful communion. Wear as an engagement or eternity ring for fidelity, or as a locket to call back lost love. If you’d like to learn more about this stone, please go here.

Overarching theme: Ace of Swords: The Ace of Swords is a potent key that speaks of heightened states of mental clarity, cutting straight to the truth. It marks the emergence of great determination and power in order to reach your goal successfully, and often points to new accelerations and consciousness that help refine your vision for the future. When this key shows up, it may feel as nothing can stop your progress, regardless of any potential roadblocks that may surface along the way. Now is the time to seize those heartfelt opportunities to create new positive changes in your life. A wonderful time to stand out on your own, against all odds. The ultimate momentum of conscious action and creation. Questions to ask yourself this week: How can I refine my thoughts into active power? Are there any hidden truths that want to be revealed? Your mantra this week: I am limitless in my potential. My mind is a vehicle of power. Additional Meanings: Beginnings • Clarity • Victory • Power • Justice • Truth.

If you chose card #1: Your message this week is about the Four of Cups. Your card goes on to say that as our own reflection fades into shadowed obscurity, it can be difficult to see the world around us as a place of support. This card speaks of the tormented emotional states that can often impair our grasp on reality. When depression, self-pity or sadness sink in, and we retreat into our own world, our sensations and feelings can be overpowering and illusory. We may feel lost, hopeless, or even complacent, which may be an indication that we should consider our emotions head on, and examine the roots of our anguish. If you’re fearful or indifferent about making a change, you may continue to dwell in a perpetual state of limbo. This card may also suggest there’s something you are overlooking; perhaps a solution is closer than you think. You have a system of love support in your life: how can you connect with this? It may be time to shift your perspective beyond this clouded veil. Questions to ask yourself right now: How can I work with a depth of my shadow? How can I break out of any stagnant patterns? Your mantra: I seek to shift the illusions. I retreat into peace instead of apathy. Additional Meanings: Reorientation • Doubt • Introspection • Stress.• Apathy.
If you chose card #2: Your message this week is about The Chariot. Your card goes on to say that The Chariot invites us on a powerful journey, offering us new reins to steer towards our future. This course can be filled with endless possibilities–uncharted paths, potential gains, and shiny opportunities along the way–but at the heart of this card, we are asked to discern the values by which we navigate the world. Are we driven by our notions of success, or are we exploring the depths of what really makes us happy and fulfilled? When you connect back to what your soul truly wants, the momentum of your success may open new doorways, allowing you to forge ahead with confidence and purpose. This clarity is a sweet gift that many of us forget to relish and nurture. When it shows up in those shimmering bursts of motivation, don’t forget to soak them in and follow their lead. Questions to ask yourself right now: What am I truly working towards? How can I mobilize my efforts, to follow my bliss? Additional Meanings: Victory • Willpower • Movement • Confidence • Transition.
If you chose card #3: Your message this week is about the Seven of Cups. Your card goes on to say that the Seven of Cups is a card of choices and temptations, that may come at a time when you feel overwhelmed with options or bouts of the imagination. This card may also point to illusory notions of what we can and cannot do, feeding an unstable disconnect from reality; a dreamy sort of mindset the pushes us to indulge in certain things that aren’t necessarily healthy or productive in the long-term. In the end, we may be faced with consequences of our short-lived spurts of irresponsibility and grand illusions. The underlying key of this card shows us that the twisty path of our choices may be faced with fears, illusions, and imaginary scenarios, but in the end, our heart must inform our higher calling. This is the difference between forging pathways in your mind or truly deciding to pave your way forward in the real world. Which option feels best for you in the long run? Questions to ask yourself right now: What small steps can I take towards my true goals? How am I putting off the inevitable dreams I wait for? Your mantra: I visualize my choices and see where they take me. I feel out my options with my mind, body, and spirit. Additional Meanings: Temptation • Choices • Disillusionment • Daydreaming.
This is your week! Make it an amazing one 😊

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