Tarot Tuesday April 16th.

Tarot Tuesday

Take a moment and take a deep breath. Get centered, and grounded, then pick a card. By get centered I mean to get calm, focused, and to be present in the moment.  By get grounded I mean to uncross your feet and arms, with feet flat on the floor. It is also beneficial if you can quickly imagine roots shooting down from your root Chakra and feet into the Earth. Allow these roots to anchor you in a supportive way that neutralizes negativity and draws up nurturing Earth energy for stability. Sometimes more than one l breath is needed to feel ready. Often three nice, slow, deep breaths are just right. Do what feels best for you…

Once you are ready pick the card you feel the most drawn to. There are crystal skulls being used as markers above each card, I will include these in the following mini-readings. The Tarot deck this week is the Morgan-Greer, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. The crystals above each card are from left to right Arfvedsonite, Zebra Jasper, and Fluorite. Pay attention to your initial reaction when your card is revealed, and then compare this to your reaction with the mini-reading. Our emotions, feelings, and thoughts are usually involved in our intuitive process and understanding and using this gift starts with awareness of how the messages are being delivered to you.

The Reveal

From left to right we have the Arfvedsonite crystal skull above the Eight of Wands card, the Zebra Jasper crystal skull above the Wheel of Fortune card, and the Fluorite crystal skull above the Ace of Wands. Is the card you felt drawn to what you expected? How do you feel about the card you were drawn to? Any thoughts that this card triggers for you? Awareness is the first step in developing your intuition, so paying attention to your thoughts, feelings and emotions as well as asking questions is important to understanding and developing your own personal intuition.


This crystal was discovered in 1823 and named after the Swedish chemist Johan August Arfwedson.  It has been found in the U.S., Canada, Russia, Germany, South Africa, Norway and Greenland. It is often confused for Nuummite or Astrophyllite yet is not either one. It does often occur with Sugilite, and this mixed variety combines the attributes of both stones. It is known as a manifestation stone, and also known to offer assistance with intuition and psychic visions. This stone is said to increase positive energy and to be protective. It resonates with the Throat Chakra, helping you to speak your truth, and know when or if the truth is being spoken to you. This stone also helps open the Third Eye Chakra to receiving visions and intuitive information. It will further operate with the Crown Chakra to bring guidance in from your higher-self and guides. It is said to be so strong that many suggest using it for short periods until you are used to it and with grounding and protective stones like Tourmaline. This stone can help you with dream work, and psychic work, it is even said to be helpful with future predictions. This ability to help you clearly see the future as you may want it, or what may hinder it, might be helpful to its ability to assist in manifestation work. In divination this stone points to getting what you wish for. The caution as always is to be careful what you wish for and be sure you do want it and any other consequences associated with your wish.

Eight of Wands

This card is the eighth card in the Minor Arcana suit of Wands. It carries the astrological energy of Mercury in Sagittarius, with the modality and element of mutable fire. The image on this card is eight wands flying in the sky over a river. Eight in numerology is the great Karmic equalizer, creating and destroying, creating balance. Often eight is connected with the ideas of power and money. Some keywords associated with this tarot card include flying past obstacles, haste, optimism, action, liberation, fast results, adaptable intelligence, swiftness, messages, communications, and speed.  If you have been drawn to this card this week it is likely that things may seem to be “up in the air”, or you are waiting for something that is “on it’s way”. You won’t be waiting much longer so take advantage of the time to decide your next step as the wands will be landing soon and will require fast action on your part when they do.

Zebra Jasper

Unlike most other Jaspers which are spotted, Zebra Jasper is striped.  This opaque  silicate Chalcedony is in the quartz group and has a trigonal crystal structure. Most often found in Africa, Russia, and India. It is a good grounding stone that resonates with the Root Chakra. It is a stone that promotes balance with the dark and light stripes. Yin and Yang, male and female, this stone holds the energies of both and strives to balance excesses. Dreaming of Jasper is said to signify love returned. In divination this stone suggests using the actual technique of Earthing or Grounding to assist in calming any emotional storms you may be experiencing.

The Wheel of Fortune

This card is the Tenth card in the Major Arcana. Astrologically it carries the expansive energy of the planet Jupiter. The number ten in numerology signifies endings, but it is usually an ending of a cycle and contains the seeds of the new cycle within itself. The image on this card is of a great wheel near the edge of a cliff with what appear to be a king and queen celebrating being at the top, not seeming to be aware of the figure just ahead of them getting flung off the wheel. The wheel represents all manner of cycles and seasons. Some keywords for this card include fortune, destiny, luck, chance, karma, cycles, motion, wheel of life, wheel of the year, growth and expansion, confident expectation, movement, adapting to change, enthusiasm, beneficial circumstances, and stages of progress. If you have been drawn to this card this week that you are in a lucky place in your life. Even if it seems some things are ending, what is ending and the new phase that is coming in will ultimately be fortunate, and good for you. So count your blessings, and make the best of it, even if it looks like a bad situation right this second, the wheel is turning in your favor.


Fluorite is the mineral form of calcium fluoride, it belongs to the halide minerals. It is a widely occurring mineral with deposits found worldwide. Industrially it is used as flux for smelting, and in the production of some glasses and enamels. Fluorite is a very protective stone, good for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. It connects the mind to universal consciousness, and helps develop links with spirit. It helps bring intuitive insights into the physical plane. Fluorite balances mental and physical energies and can clear negative energies from the aura. It is said to enhance mental abilities and has been called the “genius stone”. It stimulates the electrical charge in the brain and increases prana energy. This stone works well with the upper Chakras. It needs to be cleared often as it is always working to absorb negativity from its environment. In divination this crystal is said to assist in making decisions that are practical, but also ethical and do not go against your principles.

Ace of Wands

This card is the first card in the Minor Arcana suit of Wands. Astrologically it is not associated with a specific planet but with primal fire, so any of the fire signs may correspond with this card. Aries (Cardinal in the suit of fire), Leo (Fixed), or Sagittarius (Mutable). The image on the card is of a hand emerging from the clouds holding a wand with greenery still sprouting from it. This is potential in it’s purest form. All Aces represent the new and this ace in particular shows a fiery new enthusiasm. This cards keywords include beginning a project, creative energy, starting a spiritual quest, new experiences, spiritual insight, will and stamina, and ability to channel a higher power. The three fire sign’s mottos are also something to take into consideration when pondering the Ace of Wands, with Aries it is “I am”, Leo is “I will” and Sagittarius is “I believe”. If you have been drawn to this card this week then expect something new to appear in your world, or even just in your mind. This new energy is likely to take you to places you have not yet been, stretching your physical, mental, and spiritual boundaries. Go ahead and get excited, just be careful not to burn yourself out.

I hope that these mini-reading have been helpful for you this week. If you have any questions about this, or would like to book your own personalized full reading then please feel free to contact me at april@lodestarphx.com

Tarot Tuesday Reveal

Tarot Reveal

If you didn’t get to see the original post on Facebook, you can find it here at Lodestar Phoenix-Tarot with April Mari , to pick a card.  There is a different crystal wand above each of the cards. From left to right we had a Stromatolite wand, an Onyx wand, and a Pietersite wand. Take a moment and take a deep breath. Get centered, and grounded, then pick a card. By get centered I mean to get calm and focused, to be present in the moment.  By get grounded I mean to uncross your feet and arms, with feet flat on the floor. I is also beneficial if you can quickly imagine roots shooting down from your root chakra and feet into the Earth. Allow these roots to anchor you in a supportive way that neutralizes negativity and draws up nurturing Earth energy for stability. Sometimes more than one deep breath is needed to feel ready, Often three nice, slow, deep breaths are just right. Do what feels best for you.



From left to right we had a Stromatolite wand with the Judgement card. Next was the Onyx wand with the Eight of Wands card. Finally we had the Pietersite wand with the Ace of wands. Which card and wand combination did you choose? What is your initial reaction to the card when revealed? Many times our initial reactions have pertinent information for us. Some might be pleased, or even relieved, while others might feel anxiety, or disappointment. Take note of the initial reaction you encounter. Don’t feel like you need to judge this initial reaction, just observe it for now. Later with more information it might make more sense, or it might be a message about some work that needs to be done, on say procrastination, or fear of moving forward for example.

Stromatolite Wand and Judgement Card

Stromatolite is an excellent stone for transformation, and evolutionary change. It assists in removing or changing deeply ingrained blockages, patterns and programs. It is also known to encourage new patterns, and flexible thinking. Stromatolite is created from fossilized algae that were the predominant form of life on Earth for more than two billion years, and are said to have created the oxygen on our planet. This stone is also said to be helpful for reading the Akashic Records, and delving into past lives through techniques like past life regression.

The Judgement card is number twenty in the Major Arcana of the tarot deck. It’s element is fire, and the ruling planet is Pluto.  A card for endings and new beginnings, resurrection and awakening. Redemption, and reincarnation are also keywords associated with this card. In a reading one could imagine feeling judged due to the imagery and usual descriptions of this card. Sometimes yes we are being judged by others, but even more often we are judging ourselves. Now especially with the year wrapping up, it is a good time to take stock of where we find ourselves, what we have accomplished, or not accomplished, and where we would like to go from here. If this is the card you have chosen then it seems very likely that the time is right for you to take inventory and make changes that will lead to a happier, and healthier new you in the new year.

Onyx Wand and Eight of Wands

Onyx is an ancient stone used for many magickal and mundane purposes by many cultures throughout history. Black Onyx is a powerful stone of protection for the mind and body. It is useful as a sort of shield against harmful energies, often used by those who do energy work like psychics, and mediums. It has a very earthy, grounding energy to it that might be depressing for some if used for too long.  Helps develop emotional and physical strength and stamina. It is helpful in times of stress, confusion, and grief. With time and thoughtful workings this stone can help lead one to mastery of one’s self.

Eight of Wands is a Minor Arcana tarot card (or Pip card). This card’s element is fire, and is said to have the planetary energy of Mercury in Sagittarius. It’s number is eight, which resonates with power and strength. Eight is also about combining physical and spiritual energies. This card is interesting as it has no animals or people in it. The wands are in flight, showing forward movement. Often this card represents communications coming soon. It can also point to travel or advancement of some kind. It is a card of action, things already in motion.

If you chose this card right now, with the Onyx wand’s energy assisting it, it could point to a need to ground and protect yourself in preparation for an influx of activity and energy. This energy could be either positive or negative depending on where you find yourself in this moment. If negative, use the idea of the Onyx to slow down and think before responding to what is coming. Also remember Onyx’s protective qualities, it absorbs and transmutes negativity as well as repelling it to begin with. If this new cycle of energy is positive in nature, there is still cause to be aware and not burn yourself out by taking on too much. Pace yourself, and set up good boundaries. In either case this period of time is offering you the chance to move forward, even if what it offers does’t seem ideal, you have the power to change how you perceive it and respond to it to create the best possible outcome.

Pietersite Wand and the Ace of Wands

Pietersite is known as the Tempest Stone. It can clear the emotional air like a thunderstorm is known to do leaving the aura and emotions feeling calm and renewed. It grounds physical energy centers to the etheric realm instead of to the Earth. It increases intuition, the use of the will, and the focus of one’s aim in life. It is also a powerful protective stone, especially against the elements, storms in particular. This crystal is also good for boosting confidence, creativity, and supports overcoming addictions. It is a blend of Tiger’s eye, Hawks eye, and Jasper with incredible chatoyancy (shimmery shine) that makes it seem to swirl like a storm brewing.

The Ace of Wands is another Minor Arcana card. It’s element is fire but is not assigned a particular planet. It does resonate with all the fire signs however, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Aces are all about new beginnings. This ace contains keywords related to creativity, spirituality, intuition, will power, and desire. If you have chosen this card at this time it is time to start something new, to take action to achieve a desire. The more creative, and spiritual the desire, the faster it will manifest. Take action on that dream that you have been afraid to let yourself go for. If you need to use the energy of Pietersite to clear the air first, then now is the time to do so. Take a moment and check in to see if it is really fear you are feeling or excitement, then get on with the business of creating the life you want.