Solar Eclipse in Leo

Considering that North America will be experiencing a Solar Eclipse this afternoon, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite articles, outlining the significance and effects of this major astrological event. (disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the following websites – these links are shared solely because I personally found the articles to be of value)

This one from Darkstar Astrology does a great job of highlighting the main points of interest: check it out here.

Mystic Mamma explains the eclipse in respect to the Divine Feminine, and includes links to her preferred sources: check it out here.

Forever Conscious shares some serious tidbits for consideration as to the global effect of the eclipse, and its potential for great transformation: check it out here.

In this article, Astrology King offers a fab explanation of the entire chart concerning the eclipse, and what each aspect entails: check it out here.

Finally, I love this interview with Athena Perrakis, PhD (and founder/CEO of Sage Goddess) about the eclipse and its importance: check it out here.

As you can see, depending on your circumstances, character, natal chart, and the degree to which the Eclipse affects your area, you will find that its affects are quite varied. Overall, it is an opportunity for transformation and renewal ~ my wish for you is that you find peace and empowerment during this magickal time!

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Card Reading, August 23 – Mystic Dreamer

It’s time to stop making excuses, get back up on that horse, and give it all you’ve got! Waiting for approval or permission from someone else could cost you an important opportunity, so trust your intuition. Of course, there is always risk of failure, but you’ll never know the taste of success if you don’t take chances. ✨

A post shared by Tarot & Thyme (@tarot_and_thyme) on Aug 23, 2017 at 2:59am PDT

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Forest Contemplations | September 21

The slow and gentle inhale of the Goddess as she prepares to serenade us with explosions of autumn shades brings a reminder of the transitional energy of this magickal season. Our journey evolves as we grow stronger and more brilliant, learning to recognize our own potential, as well as the necessity to change and release tired cycles and excess burdens that have outlived their usefulness. Embrace the opportunity to recalibrate your vision to better suit these shifts, and incorporate the lessons you’ve learned since you last evaluated your goals. Prepare for a period of dormancy, making use of the coming dark season for rest, contemplation and study. Soon enough, the light will return, offering the illumination of the path ahead. ✨

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Tarot & Thyme

As some of you know, my little shop is called “Tarot & Thyme”. What you may not know is that that name wasn’t chosen because it sounded pagan and mysterious, Earthy or just flowed nicely; the reasons are much more personal and close to my heart.

I chose the name in honor of two of my grandmothers, each of whom were responsible for planting seeds that set roots deep within my spirit, and greatly shaped the woman I am today.

“Tarot” is representative of my maternal grandmother, who gifted me my first deck of Oracle cards. I shared most of that story in a previous post, so I won’t go into the full story here. The summary is that I had never had any experience with divination, or anything outside of what was mainstream in that time. My grandmother was devout Christian, so it would seem to be an unlikely gift for her to give me, but I am very lucky that she saw in me something that I didn’t even understand myself, and blessed me with the catalyst that I needed in order to begin a lifelong spiritual journey. The cards ended up being the key to the awakening of my Soul, and my passion for divinatory arts was sparked. The rest is history.

As for “Thyme”, we must go back even further, into the earliest memories of my childhood. When visiting my great-grandmother, I used to love playing outside in her gardens. She had a beautiful vegetable field, a greenhouse, and a huge snowball bush in her front yard. However, what I loved the most was walking barefoot on her lawn, under a gigantic maple tree, because the entire space was carpeted with thyme. Each step unleashed a waft of that divine scent, filling my lungs with pure bliss. I remember laying under that tree, feeling the thyme under my bare arms and legs in the summer, and very slowly moving, just enough to keep a steady stream of the earthy, cleansing aroma flowing into my body. I always felt safe and loved when visiting my great-grandmother ~ walking into her presence truly was like coming home.

So there you are ~ a condensed version of the meaning behind “Tarot & Thyme”. It is a manifestation of the reverence I hold for two magnificent Goddesses, who may no longer be with me in physical form, but whose love and wisdom I carry in my heart, each and every day. 

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