Tarot Tuesday July 9th.

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, draining it away and draws up nurturing Earth energy for stability. Sometimes more than one  breath is needed to feel ready. Often three nice, slow, deep breaths are just right. Do what feels best for you…

When you feel ready pick the card that you are the most drawn to. The deck this week is the Connolly Tarot by Peter Paul Connolly and Eileen Connolly, published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. The crystals above each card will also be included in the following mini-readings, from left to right they are Rose Quartz, Sodalite, and Red Jasper.

The Reveal

From left to right we have Rose Quartz above Judgement, Sodalite above the Five of Pentacles, and Red Jasper above the Ten of Cups. Pay attention to your initial reaction upon seeing your card, then compare this to how you feel after the mini-reading. Awareness is the first step in developing your own intuition. Did your feelings or thoughts change after you read the information about the card that you picked? Did the mini-reading resonate for you, or did you find another meaning for yourself within the information about the card that made more sense?

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is called the heart stone, it corresponds to the heart chakra. Rose Quartz is a silicone dioxide crystal that is a common variety of Quartz found all around the world. This stone is also said to inspire love and beauty in all forms. Used for developing or attracting loving relationships with others, and even the self. In divination this stone is about forgiving yourself, and not allowing others to lay blame on you that you do not deserve. This stone also serves to help nurture a positive self-image, release emotional wounds, and learn to joyfully give and receive love.


While in many decks this card would be associated with the planets Saturn or Pluto and the element of fire Eileen Connolly has it assigned to the Moon.  According to Connolly Judgement suggests self-judgement, rebirth, a renewal of the inner you. The child is the higher consciousness already emerging into the new existence, pointing the way, naked and void of all previous thought patterns. The female consciousness is dressed in blue representing spirituality, with a scarf around her head and neck representing purity, she no longer wears shoes. The male conscious level is the process of reality. He is looking at the book of life-his life. He is in the process of self-judgement, self-analysis, it has been his greatest battle. The key: Wonderful things are starting to happen. You have the ability to forge ahead and see what the future holds. Break away from conventional thinking and face life realistically.


Sodalite is a feldspathoid with deep blue color that is intermingled with white calcite (though it sometimes can form in colors like grey, pink, green, or yellow). It is named for it’s sodium content, it is a chloric sodium aluminum silicate. First discovered in Greenland, with vast deposits found later in Ontario, Canada. Sodalite has a calm, stabilizing energy that is useful for those prone to anxiety or panic attacks.  It clears the way to allow movement from over-emotional to rational. It is good for creativity, inspiration, and focus. As a blue stone it is associated with the throat chakra, and the third eye chakra (Ajna) these chakras have dominion over communication, expression, as well as intuition and inspiration. In divination Sodalite shows a need to say something but also a need to be tactful and use the right words to say it.

Five of Pentacles

Many decks would associate this card astrologically with Mercury in Taurus and fixed earth as the modality and element. Eileen Connolly assigns this card astrologically to Jupiter/ Aquarius/Gemini/Uranus/Saturn/Mercury. The card image shows a blindfolded woman steadying herself on a garden gate composed of five pentacles. She is dressed in a purple skirt, the color of royalty, spirituality and healing. She also has on a yellow embroidered shirt and a green belt, yellow is often associated with the element air and gold is a hue of yellow, the green belt may be associated with earth and growing things as well as the color of money. A child or Cherub (the higher self) is removing a red blindfold from the woman (the feminine consciousness) this may represent a change from being blinded by passions to starting to see clearly. Eileen Connolly’s key: Take the time to review what is happening in your life and what  you want. Don’t be afraid. Listen to your higher self and open the gate of opportunity.

Red Jasper

Red Jasper. a stone of empowerment and strength. It is a microcrystalline variety of quartz, with a high iron content found all over the world. Said to be protective crystals of both the physical and spiritual realms. A stone of endurance and stamina, that activates the root chakra. It helps with connecting to Earth’s grounding energies and alleviates stress. A good stone for assisting with dream work, astral travel, and divination. It’s meaning in divination is a need to create and use boundaries with those who might be taking advantage of you, or trying to manipulate you.

Ten of Cups

Many decks may see this card as associated with Mars in Pisces and the modality and element of mutable water. Eileen Connolly assigns this card astrologically with Uranus/Scorpio/Pluto/Mars. The image of this card has a couple in the foreground that represent the male and female consciousnesses, behind them is a rainbow with ten cups and what appears to be a youth that may represent the higher self. Key: You are experiencing the happiness you desire. Realization of personal hopes and dreams.

I hope that you have found the Tarot Reveal this week to be helpful. If you would like to book a full personal reading please feel free to contact me at april@lodestarphx.com




Tarot Tuesday March 19th

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 deep breath is needed to feel ready. Often three nice, slow, deep breaths are just right. Do what feels best for you..

When you feel ready pick the card that you feel most drawn to. This week the deck is the Morgan-Greer Tarot deck published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. The stones directly above each card I am using as markers and also including in the mini-readings that will follow. From left to right we have a Desert Rose (a form of Selenite) above the Ten of Cups, Moonstone above the Queen of Wands, and Scolecite above the Fool.  Take notice of your initial reaction to seeing the card that you felt drawn to. By paying attention to our thoughts and feelings we better able to decipher our own inner guidance, and know what our intuition is telling us. Awareness and trust of any mental, physical, or even spiritual clues that are being given to us helps to strengthen our perception and understanding of our personal intuitive guidance.

Desert Rose (Selenite)

This stone is also called Gypsum Rose.  It is a combination of Selenite and Barite formed from a process of moisture condensation that is then  exposed to wind and sand erosion. Most often it is found in desert areas of places like Algeria, Australia, Spain, Morocco, Mexico, and South Africa. Desert Rose is said to help provide clarity to thoughts, removing confused or negative thinking. It is also said to clear and balance the upper chakras. The energies of this stone are grounding, supportive and soothing, said to each contain a guardian spirit. Helpful with confidence and luck in relationships of all kinds, personal as well as business. It is also said to assist with dream work, past life work, and most other psychic and spiritual endeavors. In divination Selenite suggests a good chance of reconciliation but a need to make the first move. Desert Rose on the other hand speaks of trusting your own intuition, or “listening to your gut instinct”. If it “feels” right then go merrily ahead with it, if it “feels” off then be cautious, or think twice about it.

Ten of Cups

This card is the tenth card in the MInor Arcana suit of cups. Tens are about endings, but the ending is usually of a cycle or a pattern with a new fresh start ahead. Cups are related to our emotions, feelings, creativity, intuition, and spirituality. Astrologically this card has the energy of Mars in Pisces, inspired action. It has the modality and element of mutable water, changing emotions. It is often portrayed as a happy card, like this image showing what would appear to be two people (their arms at least) sharing a cup with a rainbow and bounty of other cups in the air. A card of family happiness and long-lasting togetherness. Some keywords include love, peace, joy, good fortune, and contentment. If you were drawn to this card this week it is likely that you will find yourself in a good place, feeling fairly well satisfied with things. As it is a ten though, you want to pay attention to your intuition and take inspired action if you sense the winds of change blowing in directions you don’t want to go in.


Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminum silicate of the feldspar group that displays a pearly opalescent schiller. It has been used in jewelry for millennia. The ancient Romans and Greeks associated it with lunar Goddesses. It is found in locations like Armenia, Australia, Austrian Alps, Mexico, Madagascar, Myanmar, Norway, Poland, India, Sri Lanka,  and the United States (It has been the Florida State gemstone since 1970 to commemorate the Moon landings, but it does not naturally occur it that state). Moonstone is know to some as the “traveler’s stone” and is said to be protective for travelers, especially those who travel at night. This is a great choice for creating a protection charm to keep in your car. It is also said to be a good stone for fertility and it offers assistance and support to those who are expression their creativity in any of the arts. It is a feminine stone associated with the Crown Chakra, and our spiritual center.  It is also said to balance and support the physical, emotional, and intellectual bodies. In divination Moonstone suggests that it is a good time to express what is in your heart.

Queen of Wands

This card is a court card from the suit of wands. It is mutable water and cardinal fire, or Water in the Suit of Fire, with the energy of the Cardinal sign Aries. The image is one of a regal looking woman holding a wand and a sunflower. A charismatic, self-made, warm-hearted, woman with high ideals, courage and conviction. Some keywords include fiery, passionate, energetic, powerful, imaginative, bold, aware, optimistic, outgoing, dramatic, and a benevolent authority. If you have been drawn to this card this week this card may represent you, and if so step into the position of authority and lead with confidence and kindness. If it represents someone in your life it is likely that you can expect them to be kindly disposed toward you and your plans, count them as an ally this week ahead.


Scolecite is a tectosilicate mineral belonging to the zeolite group. It was described and named in 1813 for the Greek word for “worm” because of its reaction to the blowpipe flames. First described in Kaiserstuhl, a state in southwest Germany. It is also found in Iceland, India, Brasil, California, Scotland, and many other localities. It is a high vibration crystal that assists with communication, especially with spirit and higher self. It has an association to the Heart Chakra, as well as the Third Eye Chakra. A yin energy stone that can help you recharge. It also assists with overcoming derision from peers, and provides warm feelings of being loved. This is an excellent stone for developing self-love and self- confidence. The energy of this stone can help one gain enough self-acceptance to allow for creativity to emerge. In divination Scolecite suggests that you can find a place of balance between loving who you are now as you are, and striving to better yourself.

The Fool

This Major Arcana card is numbered zero in this deck. In different decks it is placed in different positions, sometimes zero, sometimes twenty two. In the Rider-Waite- Smith deck for example Waite placed it after Judgement numbered twenty, but left it numbered at zero. In astrology it is attributed to Uranus, and the element of Air. Zero can be thought of as the unlimited absolute, or nothingness. The image of this card shows a youth traveling with a dog ( animal nature, instinct) holding a white rose of a passion that is pure and innocent in one hand and a wand with his sack of belongings( or experiences, or karmic baggage) in his other hand. When this card shows up it often can point to the beginning of an adventure, or any new undertaking or thing that may enter your world. It can also mean innocence, idealism, risk taking, trusting, seeking, spontaneous, and imaginative. Many see this card as the seeker starting the Hero’s Journey through the Tarot. If this is the card that you have been drawn to this week it is likely that you should go ahead and start something new, take the leap of faith in yourself and do whatever it is you have been afraid of. This is a time of unlimited potential.

This week I have chosen stones to pair with the cards that are feminine and rather lunar in nature to celebrate the full  Super Worm Equinox Moon of March 20-21 in the sign of Libra. I hope this has been helpful for you. If you have any questions or would like to book a full, personalized reading please contact me at april@lodestarphx.com.