TAROT FOR THE TIMES

Tarot brings information to your fingertips; when you are ready to cut the cards the possibilities are endless! – Traci Goodrich

Tag: intention and tarot

2015 New Moon in Leo: Hear Me Roar

Strength tarot image

It’s time to own your power.

The Leo new moon on August 14th is a powerful change agent, encouraging you to take risks and control your destiny. Be courageous! Think and act as those born under the astrological sign of Leo do: take charge, own your creative power and passionately pursue your vision from a place of confidence knowing you are meant to be a leader.  Use A Little Magic If you want to use a little magic with this new moon and bring your unique world view into reality, set some simple and clear goals. Intention is an effective and powerful tool. Sit for a moment and write a list outlining your wishes for the next month. Your wishes will have the greatest chance of success if your goals are in alignment with the cosmos and some Leo attributes: be direct, confident, independent, and energetic.  Seek Community Support Leo, the lion is part of a pride, he knows you can accomplish more with community support. Share your power by being loving, supportive, encouraging, and loyal to those around you. When you share your ideas you generate excitement and enthusiasm within your community. If there are any nay sayers who are part of your tribe, it’s time to give them the boot and to recognize who is truly supporting your vision. Surround yourself with people who will encourage and support your abundance and success in this world. Take Action In the coming weeks you might take a cue from one of the queens of tarot and make this Leo new moon magic work to your advantage. Think and act as the: Queen of Swords — Use your communication tools and the power of persuasion. Research. Analyse. Write it all down. Defend it. Have a spine and champion your cause (but don’t talk it to death). Speak your truth. Teach it. Queen of WandsFormalize your list of goals and take action accordingly. Be persistent. Get to work. Use raw energy and stamina. Where are you directing your energy? Queen of Cups — Use heart-forward communication. Be patient, compassionate, and kind. Queen of Coins — Have a gathering. Be visible. Be social. Attract some attention. Be generous. Have some fun!

Strength Tarot Card Rider-Waite

Strength Tarot Card Rider-Waite

Meditate on the Strength Tarot Card In tarot, the astrological sign of Leo is represented by the Strength tarot card. As you think of ways to utilise Leo energy in the coming weeks try meditating with the Strength tarot card. In a nutshell: There is femininity and sensitivity to the Strength tarot card and it deals with themes of power, control, patience, acceptance, virtue, and confidence. Many tarot cards that represent Strength show a cultured woman who is taming a ferocious lion with her hands. This woman isn’t scared, she’s patient, gentle, loving even when presented with adversity. The Strength card serves as reminder that some battles are your own and other people cannot help you. The woman in the image relies on her own instincts; she has a backbone and stands alone with her own coping strategies. We all stand alone at some point and have to face our fears head on. This card advises you to: be patient, persistent, and to be true to yourself. Stand on your own two feet with your head up and your heart out, and use the simple tools of self-love, self-acceptance and self-reliance to create the self-confidence you desire and the change you want. You can achieve anything. I know you deserve whatever it is you want to create. If you would like to learn more about how to make this Leo energy work for you in your life, please join me at What’s Upstairs this Sunday, August 16th from noon until 3 PM for some magical tarot readings. Space is limited, so reserve your spot! –Traci Goodrich

Rhythm, Boundaries, Intention+Manifestation

Tap into natural rhythms, establish boundaries, set intention, and manifest 

I know, most humans do not want to return to a hunter-gatherer status anytime soon (because that life was way too hard!) but does the smallest part of you envy the simplicity and order created by following a natural rhythm or cycle?

The obligations of modern life keep us busy as we juggle multiple responsibilities, work more, sleep less and eat sporadically; technology also keeps the world humming 24/7 and the expectation now is that if you own a cell phone or computer you must be willing to work. I ask you this: What time is exclusively your own? When does the workday end and quality relaxation begin? And how can you tap into an existing natural rhythm to work on the stuff that is important to you?

Since natural rhythms are no longer intuitive many people have to learn how to slow down, learn how to relax, and learn how to just be. There are many ways you might choose to tap into an everyday rhythm or cycle, even if it is just committing to maintenance health rhythms like taking time to eat nutrition food 3 times a day, walking before or after work, or sleeping 7-9 hours a night (if you don’t have all 3 of these things, this is an excellent place to start).

A lot of people also need to learn about establishing and respecting healthy boundaries. Healthy boundaries keep everyone safe. It’s never too late to turn off your cell phone; this allows you to show up and be present in your own life. When you say no to picking up an extra work shift for someone else the 3rd week in a row in favor of spending some quality time with your child you show up to your own life not someone else’s life. When you say no to zoning out to YouTube videos in favor of low-fi activity like drinking tea and listening to a record you slow down and nurture yourself. When you set boundaries you create order and set a precedence. What healthy boundaries can you establish that will create order, add value, and simplify your life?

Once you have tapped into a natural healthy rhythm and established some boundaries with work or your social life you can create some time and space to think big. What cycle can you tap into that will help you focus, set intention and manifest your dreams?

Starting with the new moon on Thursday, October 23rd, you can join me at What’s Upstairs from 6 till 9 for the series, Manifesting with the Moon. Over four weeks we will work on developing skills and using tools that will help us get clear on our purpose and path using the natural rhythm of the moon cycle to chart our course and tarot. Please join me! This Thursday should be especially interesting because of the solar eclipse.

Address: What’s Upstairs, 736 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, Oregon

Contact me for more info: tarotforthetimes@gmail.com

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