#TuesdayRunes – Ansuz

Happy Tuesday, everyone and welcome to another journey through the runes! The next rune in The Elder Futhark script is Ansuz (ahn-sooze).

The keywords for this rune are communication, wisdom, divine power or a message.

The meaning of Ansuz is mouth and it is the rune of communication in all its forms, but chiefly verbal communications, whether it involves writing, speaking, or even singing. This sounds like the patron rune for authors!

When drawing this rune in a reading, it can indicate messages, advice, or new information may be coming from external sources, or you may need to pay closer attention to the messages coming from your higher self.

The rune also refers to wisdom and knowledge. On occasion, this rune appears to suggest an apprenticeship to a new trade or refers to an aspect of life or situation that you may never have encountered before. In this case, it is likely you will be helped and guided by a sympathetic and patient individual who is attentive and knowledgeable and from whom you will learn a great deal.

Chance encounters that lead to new connections, beginnings and opportunities may be possible when this rune shows up in a reading. Keep your eyes and ear open as you socialize with others, whether for business or pleasure. Because of the association between Ansuz and Odin (the father god) this rune can sometimes indicate advice or opportunity coming from an older wiser person.

Ansuz reminds us that the divine presence is always within and around us, no matter what difficulties we may be facing.

Ansuz is the rune associated with the birthdate between August 13th and August 29th. My birthdate is August 21st. So, I am absorbing all the information about this rune today!

Thank you for stopping by and as always, I hope you are enjoying our journey through the runes!

Monday #Meditation #Motivation #TarotReading

Happy Monday, everyone. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to start another week. Today, I am sharing a short meditation from Jason Stephenson to help start your day in a positive way. Enjoy!

This mini-Tarot reading for the first week of March week starts off with two cards from the Major Arcana. The Chariot is all about willpower, determination, and strength. The Chariot calls on you to assert yourself and be courageous. I know for some, that comes easily. For me, asserting myself does not come easy, so I draw upon the strength of this card to help. It can also indicate travel, but with the pandemic still in full swing, not so sure that applies. The Temperance card reminds us of the importance of finding balance, practicing moderation, having patience, and keeping purpose firmly set in your heart. We round the week out with the Nine of Cups which symbolizes contentment, gratitude, and satisfaction. I can’t think of a better tone to start and end this week with.

Thank you for stopping by and engaging with Monday Meditation, Motivation and Mini-Tarot reading! I’d love to hear from you!

#TuesdayRunes – Uruz #Runes #RunicSymbols

Welcome back for our second day of exploring the secrets of the Runes!

The second symbol shown in the Elder Futhark script is Uruz (oo-rooze).

The keywords for this rune are: Strength, health, power, energy, endurance and creative force.

The animal associated with this rune was the wild fierce European ox of centuries past. This animal was admired for its raw strength, energy and power, yet because the ox was untamable, these qualities were also cause for health caution – as were its sharp, deadly horns which are symbolized by the shape of the rune itself.

Uruz is considered to be a powerful indicator of good health and strong natural powers of resistance. It can sometimes indicate the male in any relationship.

This raw strength and power are at the heart of the meaning of Uruz. Physical strength can be indicated, but emotional and spiritual strength are just as likely to be emphasized here. If you are facing challenges, Uruz is a reminder that you have the strength to persevere, as well as defend yourself from adversaries. If you are pursuing a dream, this rune suggests that there is enough momentum behind you to bring it into manifested form.

A related message is to beware of allowing raw, untamed energy to rule your responses to your situation, or of trying to use your power to control others. Indeed, the challenge presented by Uruz is to “tame” the primal forces of nature within each of us so that our energy can be used for everyone’s benefit.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed that close-up look at Uruz.

Join us again next week when we’ll take a look at the third runic symbol in the Elder Futhark script.

Monday #Meditation #Motivation #ChakraBalancing #Tarot

Good Morning. The words on this banner are the last words the guide speaks in the meditation I am sharing today. It is so profoundly beautiful I had to make it stand out.

This short meditation guides you in balancing your Chakras (Energy Centers). It’s an energizing way to start your day and your week. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

The mini Tarot reading for this week is absolutely amazing! It almost needs no words. The cards speak for themselves!

All positive, all good. You don’t have to be an expert in the Tarot to know that The World and The Wheel of Fortune cards are totally magic. The World card symbolizes completion, fulfillment, and accomplishment while the Wheel of Fortune offers you just that – a spin at the wheel, and signifies good luck. And finally, the Four of Wands is a celebration. So, what a week we are going to have!! Of course, there is lots more on each of these cards, but I promise to keep this short and sweet. Here’s to you from my heart to yours! Go out and have the best week ever!

#MondayMeditation – Mini #Tarot Reading

In these uncertain times, we all need tools to help us stay centered and find peace. The short meditation I chose for this week is designed to do just that.

Also, I was inspired to do a mini Tarot reading for the week, using three cards. Here is the message.

We are coming fully into the new year, leaving behind the celebrations of the holidays and settling into perhaps new routines or a new way of life that we never expected to have to incorporate. The first card in the past position, Six of Cups, shows a little girl giving a gift and cups being emotions, giving from love. To me, that represents the holidays that are now behind us. The second card, Nine of Wands, is all about resilience and persistence. We are all being challenged with those things right now, and that card is in the present position. The future card from the Major Arcana, The Hermit, tells us that the best way to deal with life as we move forward through this week is to go inward and rely on our higher consciousness, or inner guidance to lead us.

Now on to the meditation. You can come back to it anytime you desire. I hope you enjoy it. May you be inspired and energized!

#TuesdayRunes – Introduction

Welcome to a brand new series where we will explore the mysteries and magic of the runes!

I want to start with a brief history of and introduction to the runes.

To most, the various symbols that make up what we call “the runes” may be seen simply as archaic remnants of a primitive and long-abandoned alphabet. While this is true to some degree, those who work with these mystical symbols in divination know they are far more.

Although the runes have not been in widespread use for several centuries, the past few decades have seen quite a revival of interest in runic magic and divination. If you are a fan of J.R.R. Tolkein, you’re bound to be familiar with some of these symbols, which appeared in The Hobbitt, and inspired the invented “runic” alphabet in The Lord of the Rings.

In the academic sense, the runes are known as the characters in a group of alphabets used to write in various languages spoken by the Germanic peoples of Europe during a period starting roughly in the first century B.C.E. (before The Common Era) and ending several hundred years later.

However, unlike our modern letters, the runic symbols had been in use for magical purposes long before they were fashioned into a writing system. The runes carried deep meanings for the people who used them, and for this reason they never disappeared completely, even though they were once banned by the Christian church.

The English word rune, comes from the Norse word runa, which means “a secret” or “to whisper.” The Norse runa is also the root for the English word we use to identify a very magical tree, the rowan. Found throughout Northern Europe, the rowan tree has long been sacred to various magical traditions and is used widely for protection. It is known by many folk names, including “rune tree” and “whisper tree.”

The oldest written record of the runes comes from the Nordic region. Throughout Nordic literature, the runes are portrayed as powerful and even potentially dangerous magical tools

The runes most widely used today in divination and magic practices are known as the Elder Futhark (footh-ark), the oldest known runic script.

And that is the script that we will be exploring throughout this series.

There is a total of 24 runic symbols and one blank in each set.

Another important aspect of a rune set is the pouch in which you keep them. When I was studying them as part of a psychic development class in Denver, many years ago, we were instructed to make our own set of runes plus a personal pouch. The bag I made is the one on the left below and I keep my wooden set of runes inside it. On the right is a silk bag in which I store a set of opalescent rune stones which I purchased.

The runes I made at that time, are the runes I will mostly be using throughout this series. There was something magical in that process. I found myself often in a meditative state.

I will do much like I did with the #TarotTuesday series in that we will explore each rune symbol, then I will do some three rune and five rune readings. So, settle in and I hope you will enjoy this journey with me as together, we learn more about this ancient method of divination!

**Also, on a side note: If you are interested in making your own set of runes, this is the guide I highly recommend.**

Monday #Meditation #Motivation

Good morning. I am inspired to start a new series that I hope you will find beneficial.

Each Monday, I will post a different short meditation that will help to ground, yet uplift you. If you are not familiar with, and new to meditation, these short guided journeys is a great place to start. Meditation may help enhance self-awareness, eliminate stress and anxiety, and promote emotional health.

Today’s short meditation with Jason Stephenson:

Have a great start to your week and banish ALL negative self-talk!

#TarotTuesday – King of Pentacles

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

Folks, this is the final #TarotTuesday post. We have covered all seventy-eight cards in the Tarot deck.

I can’t think of a more positive card for us to end with – the King of Pentacles.

Keywords: Wealth, business, leadership, security, discipline, and abundance.

The King of Pentacles represents material wealth, financial abundance, and worldly success. This King is a faithful provider; he uses his ambition and confidence to create wealth for himself and others and generates his self-worth from what he has accumulated and can share with others. He is also a fatherly figure who provides others with advice, guidance and wisdom, especially in financial and work-related matters.

When the King of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, you are confident and successful at attracting and managing wealth. Not only do you identify opportunities for growth and success, but you also draw upon your self-discipline and control to manage your wealth and invest it wisely for the long-term.

The arrival of the King of Pentacles indicates that you can translate your vision into something tangible, practical, and often very lucrative. You are the ultimate business owner. You do not merely come up with ideas and hope for the best – you work hard to map out your plan of attack, gather your resources and manifest your goals, often with tremendous success. You are like King Midas: everything you touch turns to gold. When you apply yourself to your vision, you create huge success, particularly on a financial level. Money flows easily and abundantly to you, and as you sit at the pinnacle of your economic power and influence, you can rest assured of your continued prosperity. You no longer struggle to achieve what you desire, nor do you have any need to prove yourself.

The King of Pentacles often indicates the final fulfilment of a creative task, a business venture or investment. Through diligence, responsibility and attention to detail, you have achieved great things and can finally say that you have completed your task or attained your goal. You can now enjoy all that you have accomplished and the successes you have created. You have created a rich life, not just financially but also spiritually, which will set you up well for the future.

The King of Pentacles knows that a methodical, planned and well-thought-out approach will lead you to success. You have experimented in the past with what works best and have landed on your own methods and practices you know will continue to work for you in the future. Continue down this path rather than trying new ways of doing things. You do not need to take any more risks.

This is the most positive card in the Tarot deck for financial security and wealth. That is what it is all about. So, I’d say it’s time for us to really focus in on attracting that kind of abundance in our lives. This is the green go-ahead button.

And what a card to close out this series!

I am not 100% sure what I will do going forward, but I will let my Angels and guides direct me as to what to do next here on our amazing Tuesdays. I will not start anything new until after the first of the year. Do you have any ideas or requests? Some have said they’d like to have mini-readings, which would consist of three cards (past, present and future). Some have suggested a series on Runes, and I am most definitely going to do that, but it doesn’t have to be on Tuesdays. So, give me your input. I’m listening! And thank ALL of you who have taken this entire journey with me. It’s been amazing!

As always, thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretation.

#TarotTuesday – Ten of Pentacles

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

Today’s card is the Ten of Pentacles.

Keywords are: Wealth, financial security, family, long-term success, and contribution.

The Ten of Pentacles is a positive sign that you have reached a point of completion and accomplishment in your journey. As a Pentacles card, this sense of accomplishment is likely to be the result of a successful career path, smart financial investments, a stable home environment and a possible committed and long-term relationship. You have accumulated abundance through your hard work and dedication and can now relish sharing this with others. This is one of those cards that promise everything will eventually come together and you will be proud of everything you achieved.

When the Ten of Pentacles appears in a Tarot reading, you are surrounded by wealth and blessed with financial abundance. There is no ‘wanting’ for any more; you have everything you need, especially within the material realm. You are financially secure and trust that, because of your personal successes and accomplishments, you will always have what you need and desire. You express sincere gratitude for fulfilling your material goals and dreams.

This card reflects permanence and creating a lasting foundation for future success. It is a card of commitment to a sustainable future, taking into consideration not just the short-term gains of a particular venture but also the long-term benefits. A consistent approach will achieve success that will last the test of time.

The Ten of Pentacles indicates that you feel compelled to share your success with others to make sure they are well cared for, too. And it brings you deep joy and satisfaction.

The Ten of Pentacles is also a sign that family is very important to you. Being surrounded by the people you love and who share your DNA and ancestry brings you great joy and happiness. You know you can trust your family whole-heartedly and they will be there for you, no matter what. Your home life is happy, and you can provide your family with the security they need. You are also strongly connected to your family history and heritage, a part of the long lineage that goes before you. It represents tradition, being a part of something bigger and realizing that the blood of your ancestors flows through your veins.

I see the Ten of Pentacles as such a positive affirmation card. I love the concept of reaching a point of completion. And while I do not have physical financial wealth, I have everything I need and I do love sharing with others. I think this will be open to each individual to apply to their lives.

As always, thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretation.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2020!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating in the U.S.

I will be off the grid, away from social media and enjoying my family for the next few days. I wish you all the most wonderful things life can offer.

When I return I’ll be focusing on launching “Ghostly Interference!” A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has volunteered to host me on their blogs for this launch. If anyone missed out and wants to help me spread the word about this new book, let’s talk! I have some days open the first week in January.

I am thankful for all of my blog followers! You guys rock!