Monday, February 22, 2016

It's been a while...

It has been a long time since my last post, and I felt it was time for an update.  I have been taking a hiatus from tarot readings and my blog to focus on school and a new career.  During the past two years I earned my Associates Degree in Environmental Studies, and got a job at an outstanding local environmental organization that I love working at.  I am still in school part-time working towards my Master's Degree in Environmental Science.  It is so fulfilling and an honor to be working to help our Mother Earth. With the writing that I do between work and school, my writing energy is quite drained which is why I have not been posting much since starting this chapter of my life.

Last weekend I attended Convocation. It was so nice to be with such a large group of spiritually like-minded folks. I enjoyed the lectures, especially Ellen Dugan, who is honest, funny, and intelligent.  I admire her confidence and have much respect for her. I would highly recommend her books if you have not read them, and if you have an opportunity to see her speak definitely do so.

While at Convocation I picked up a new tarot deck, The Sherlock Holmes Tarot.  My husband is a Sherlock Holmes fan, and I thought it would be fun for us to share this deck together.

I also got a beautiful labradorite necklace. Labradorite is one of my favorite stones, I usually have one close by.

That's all I have for now, but I will leave you with this quote:

"Stay close to nature, it will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright

Be well!

~Amber TurtleOak

Monday, December 9, 2013

No Tarot Card of the Week this week...

Greetings everyone! It is nearing the end of the semester, and I am in the middle of studying for final exams and finishing up assignments, so no Tarot Card of the Week this week. 

Let me know what you think about my Tarot Card of the Week reflections. I look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

Be Well!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Four of Wands

Tarot Card of the Week: Four of Wands using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck. This card depicts two women at what appears to be a party, they are holding up bouquets of flowers.  There are people dancing behind them.  In front of them is a canopy held up by four wands.  The canopy is decorated with flowers.  

This card symbolizes tranquility and harmony, and indicates the hopes you have about an upcoming event. The canopy, however, is empty, so you may also fear that it will not be as you hoped, or you have some insecurities. A possible celebration is at hand, look at it as an opportunity for you. If things are not as you expect, maybe the Divine has other plans for you. Keep your eyes open, there may be new or old friends there waiting with open arms and flowers wanting you to experience the joy and celebration of life. You never know what may happen if you don't take the chance, open your eyes, look around, and be open to experiences.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: The Moon

Tarot Card of the Week: The Moon using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a path from water, moving through two pillars, over grasses and hills, and going up and over mountains. Coming out of the water is a lobster, on one side of the path is a dog, and on the other a wolf. A full moon shines brightly overhead.

This card indicates that this week you may be beginning to become in touch with your intuition to a greater extent than ever before.  You experience not only your intuition, but also your dreams and imagination becoming stronger.  Intuition can enrich our lives, and if we trust it, it can also provide the necessary insight we are seeking in a particular situation.

Trust that feeling and utilize your intuitive sense to help you make decisions this week.  Depicted on The Moon card is a path.  This path runs through many terrains, including mountains.  When you encounter the “mountains” or different terrain in your life, trust your intuition.  Trust that feeling and utilize your intuitive sense to help you make decisions to get you continuing down the path you would like to follow. The moon lighting your way may cause you to feel some discomfort (the moon has been associated with "lunacy"), but get in touch with that discomfort, it may have something to help or teach you on your journey.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tarot Card of the Week: Page of Cups

Tarot Card of the Week: Page of Cups using the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.  This card depicts a young man holding a cup, looking at a fish that is poking its head out of the cup.  This page is sensitive, emotional, loving, and quite intuitive.  He has a powerful imagination which draws him to the creative and the spiritual.  

You may be on the verge of an emotional or spiritual rebirth. These feelings may seem new and unfamiliar, and at the same time all things may seem possible. You may spend a lot of time daydreaming this week, but not a lot of pressure to act upon it. Reflect upon whether or not it is time to act. Are you daydreaming because it is more comfortable then actually acting upon the situation? Or is the time not right?

The Page of Cups symbolizes something new that is born in your life.  His appearance this week may be an indication that he will be nudging you in the right direction when the time comes, if he is not already.